There's no gentle schlepping back to business here on planet fashion, but it's full speed ahead for 2013. Here are the need-to-know stories from the first full week of the new year...
|Frankenstein tees and Dandy slippers from Christopher Kane (image via Guardian.co.uk)|
|Drawings by Christopher Kane's nephew via @Dazed_Fashion|
|Big coats based on an eBay find at E.Tautz (image via Vogue.co.uk)|
1963 Jackie Kennedy wore iconic pink
@CHANEL tweed suit when JFK was shot in Dallas wonder if this will be a reference?
There has been mounting concern for Vittorio Missoni whose plane went missing over Venezuela last Friday. His son, Ottavio, told an Italian newspaper "I am not speaking with my head but with my heart. A plane cannot vanish in this way, on a short route, without leaving any trace." Numerous theories have been posed about what may have happened to the party of six, with an apparent text message leading to suspicions they may have been kidnapped. Then, yesterday reports that a body had been found were quickly quashed. The Missoni family runs the fashion empire whose zig zag, brightly coloured lightweight knits are instantly recognisable.The search continues with everyone's hope for a happy ending.
|Anglea Missoni's message, tweeted from the company's official account @Missoni|
|LOVE 9. See the preview here|
|Vogue Italia, January 2013 (via designscene.net)|
|Congratulations Suzy Menkes (image via telegraph.co.uk)|
|Jewellery by Mulika Nir|
|Womenswear by Annika Aouar|
Speaking of art... the very first official portrait of History of Art graduate and future Queen, Kate Middleton was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery this morning to a throughly mixed reception. Will and Kate called it "beautiful" and "amazing" as they saw it for the first time accompanied by the artist Paul Emsley. The Daily Mail said it was "rotten" and tweeters drew comparison to Twilight imagery and plastic surgery "Before" photographs. Ouch. Any opinions to add?
|The Duchess of Cambridge by Paul Emsley (via telegraph.co.uk)|
And, looking forward to the new Destiny's Child, let it be as good as this. Happy Weekend!