Fashion Wrap: H&M + Margiela Revealed, Dorothy Dress Up For Auction & More!
11th OF October 2012
H&M's ad campaign for its collaboration with Martin Margiela has been released, and RESCU has the images. Take a peek after the jump...
H&M Martin Margiela Collaboration Revealed
Maison Martin Margiela's collaboration with H&M shows that the high-low trend is still going strong.
However, H&M is doing some daring work - they haven't asked Margiela to tone down their signature eccentric silhouettes for the mass market.
How do we know? The preview ads have been released, and they're so cutting-edge it's divine.
Shot by artist Sam Taylor-Johnson, who's famous for her Men Crying series, the shots on the streets of Paris showcase some truly spectacular coats - and it's evident Margiela hasn't held back.
One coat is almost three people wide, and another is the high-fashion equivalent of a white puffer jacket.
It's all very couture-pedigree stuff - and, at $US150 for a single piece, not at the lower end of collaboration.
RESCU loves it: it's still far cheaper than an original Maison Martin Margiela piece, and they haven't diluted their brand into something cheap or tacky.
It's what collaborations are supposed to be about - bringing great design to a wider audience.
No news yet on whether the range will be distributed in Australia, but we predict boutique owners will be rushing to Europe to bring some pieces back for Aussie buyers.
Will you be getting a piece of the high-end magic?
Image: H&M + Maison Martin Margiela, shot by Sam Taylor-Johnson.
The Ultimate Fashion Proposal: Customised Anya Hindmarch Boxes
Looking for the chicest way possible to propose? Anya Hindmarch has your back.
Her customisable boxes had a massive publicity boost this week when Poppy Delevigne, one of Chanel's muses, revealed that her boyfriend James Wood had proposed to her using one of the Hindmarch creations.
The proposal box contained the ring, photographs of the couple together, messages and the all-important 'Will You Marry Me' inscribed in Wood's handwriting, in gold.
The bespoke creation is called The Ultimate Box, and can have customised leather, inlaid photographs printed on satin, embossed labels and all manner of quirky accessories.
It's a proposal box which just might overshadow the ring.
RESCU predicts it might be the ultimate Christmas gift to put on your list - complete with the customisations desired.
They can only be ordered in consultation with a Hindmarch designer, so you'd have to put in some transatlantic emails. However, we think it's the most fashion-forward proposal we've heard of all year.
Image: Delevigne's proposal box from Anya Hindmarch.
Dorothy Dress Up For Auction
Want to get your hands on a piece of movie and fashion history?
The famous gingham dress worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz will go up for auction this week, alongside other pieces of near-priceless Hollywood memorabilia.
Considering the price some other Garland bits and pieces have taken, the auctioneers predict half a million dollars - at least.
However, price battles at auctions for these sentimental pieces have been known to skyrocket far past the reserve.
It's not the only bit of famous fashion going under the gavel. James Bond's suit from Golden Eye will also be up to buy, as will Marilyn Monroe's will (leaving most things to her acting coach).
And, in less glam terms, the jeans and T-shirt worn by Angelina Jolie in Girl Interrupted are also part of the lot.
The Wizard Of Oz wasn't known for its fashionable nature - remember that tulle puffball worn by the Good Witch Glinda? - but pieces from its wardrobe have been some of the most expensive memorabilia ever sold.
Most expensive? The ruby slippers. A pair sold last year for a cool $3.2 million.
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is putting on a show at the moment of famous dresses in movie history, including the green drop-dead gorgeous dress worn by Keira Knightley in Atonement - but reviews are mediocre, as the dresses don't still have the aura of their stars.
Somehow we don't think that will be a problem for the gingham dress.
Image: Dorothy over the rainbow.
Fashion Inspiration: James Bond
Fancy something more retro and masculine than the current florals-and-lace look for evening?
To celebrate the newest James Bond film, Skyfall, fashion has gone all shaken-not-stirred.
RESCU's here to show you how to infuse your wardrobe with a bit of the Bond magic.
Women in Bond films tend to be less dressed than usual and blessed with ridiculous names, but it's James himself that's the icon of the hour.
And how do you get on board? Why, suits, of course.
A good tuxedo pant for a woman is one which fits the hips perfectly - either high on the waist or snugly on the hips, depending on your build. High-waisted ones are more traditional and slimming.
The best Bonds are the ones who fit seamlessly into a cocktail party, look suave on all occasions, and can handle a gun while dressed to the nines - so make sure you're completely comfortable.
A modern twist on the jacket? Add leather sleeves. Tuxedo shapes are brilliant for women - the nipped-in jacket, with one or two buttons, accentuates the thinness of the waist.
Play with textures to bring it up-to-date. Contrasting collars, beautiful linings, a pocket square to flourish - make it dandy-ish and light, in linens and summer cottons.
As for the shirt, resist the temptation to play with patterns - but go for intricate shirt-fronts, tucks, folds and intricate collars. Or look for an all-over white lace number for a cheeky twist.
The classic addition? A bow-tie. Look for vintage clip-ons, and don't be afraid to pin it on with a sparkly brooch.
Image: James Bond.
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