Style Scoop: Shop with Rita Ora, WWD CEO Summit in Sketches, Katie Holmes Skips New York Fashion Week?
Wonder how Jay-Z protégé Rita Ora rummages through racks of clothes the find the perfect, stand-out ensemble? Or how about the first words she uttered to the legendary Valentino Garavani? This video of the 22-year-old “Shine Ya Light” songstress will reveal it all. [The New York Times]
Chris Benz isn't the only New York-based designer to be missing from New York Fashion Week in February. Katie Holmesisn't listed on the Fall 2013 roster either. Holmes & Yang, her label with stylist Jeanne Yang, wasn't included on the preliminary calendar for next month's showcases, despite making its NYFW debut in September with a 14-look presentation. [VOGUE UK]
After being postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, this year's WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit took place this week in New York City. Amid executive and creative quips from Marc Jacobs, Bridget Foley, and Theory founder Andrew Rosen, the entire assembly was captured in living color. FiftyThree Inc. reps Andrew Allen and Georg Petschnigg sketched memorable moments from the gathering using their company's new Paper by Fifty Three app. Our favorite of the bunch: an unmistakable Karl Lagerfeld. [WWD]
History has been made: the first male winner of the Red Carpet Green Dress contest has been announced. Ghana native Michael Badger proved the victor with a unanimous vote, garnering a mentorship under Vivienne Westwood and the privilege of turning his design into a live, one-of-a-kind creation to be worn by an undisclosed A-list actress at this year's Academy Awards. [ELLE]
Across the pond, men were the center of attention at the first leg of men Fall 2013 collections in London. In case you missed it, here's a recap of the week's best moments from J.W. Anderson to Alexander McQueen and every dapped-up gent in between. [T Magazine]
Joseph Abboud is seeing red. The menswear designer is launching an upscale effort with a Red Label line that will catapult him into the luxury designer space with price points from $180 for knits up to $5,000 for leather outerwear. [WWD]