Style Scoop: Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer Campaign, Kanye West’s Line Costs How Much?, Dash Hudson Makes Instagram Shoppable


The third part of Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2015 campaign features rock and roll singer and model Julia Cumming. The images of the vocalist and bassist of the Brooklyn-based band Sunflower Bean were shot by Hedi Slimane and, of course, possess a 70s vibe. [Fashion Gone Rogue]


It shouldn’t surprise you to learn that the price range of Kanye West’s new (controversial) line is really, really high. With hoodies and sweatshirts starting around $420, knitwear ranging from $860 to $1,600 and outerwear starting at $1,700 and topping out at $3,800, West’s wears are not cheap. Apparently, the pieces will be made at “some of the world’s best factories,” which kind of justifies it. Kind of. [Refinery29]

Dash Hudson is changing the way you online shop—by making your Instagram photos fully shoppable. The app just announced a seed round of $1 million, tapping institutional and individual investors and also recruiting influencers to use it to post products. Dash Hudson works within the parameters of Instagram’s copyright policy to “feature” images from Instagram. Then, each image an influencer posts includes links to the products shown (or similar ones). If you “like” the Instagram post as a Dash Hudson subscriber, an alert will pop up on your phone, directing you to an entirely shoppable page on the DH app. [Fashionista]

Alexander Wang truly is the fashion voice of his generation—or, as The Guardian puts it, “the 21st century’s fashion superhero.” Wang talks about how all at once, he ran creative direction for three distinct and starkly different brands (his namesake line, Balenciaga and H&M). His reasoning was pure interest: “I’ve always been interested in doing things in different ways, I’ve always been interested in doing things on a big scale—whether that’s an elevated price point or a huge reach.” Read the full article for more fashion superhero words of wisdom. [The Guardian]

Maison Kitsune totally nails the Parisian look—and now it’s expanding to give its fans the full-fledged Champs-Élysées experience. The brand is expanding into accessories, beginning with fall footwear and, eventually, handbags. The shoe range (which includes two flats, one boot and one pair of heels) is expected to retail between $250 and $600, while the handbag will probably be priced around $1,000 and make its debut in early 2016. [Women’s Wear Daily]