Fashion news: Gap founder dies, a curious menswear movement and a raft of designer collabs
Donald G. Fisher, co-founder of the Gap, has died from cancer at the age of 81. Fisher and his wife Doris opened the first store of the retail chain in San Francisco in 1969 following their inability to find jeans that fit properly. [NYTimes]
Canadian designer Mark Fast will join the ranks of hi-low collaborators with his collection for Topshop. [Fashionista]
A new wave of masculinity has arrived: the mantyhose. Selfridges’ tights for men by lingerie brand Unconditional are available in black, beige and charcoal. Menswear director David Walker-Smith calls them “extremely versatile,” going on to say, “we expect men to be wearing them not only as a way to give legs an extra boost of warmth on the chilliest nights, but as a true style statement.” [The Cut] What do you think of the mantyhose movement? Is it the ultimate in Shakespearean-inspired fashion or far too feminine for the modern man?
Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons is collaborating with Apple on a collection of Beatles bags. Under the label The Beatles/Comme des Garcons, the bags will be released mid-November in London and Tokyo with more distribution to come. Few details are readily available on the deal, except that it is a long-term agreement, and could see Kawakubo design other pieces paying respect to the legendary British band. [WWD]
Sonia Rykiel has designed a holiday lingerie collection for H&M, hitting stores December 5. The line, however, will not be exclusive to H&M–it will also be available at Sonia Rykiel boutiques worldwide. If that isn’t enough for you, the designer is also planning a knitwear collection and accessories line for the store slated for spring. [The Cut]
Erin Wasson has a problem with young girls with boring outfits. Wasson said that Megan Fox dresses like she’s 35 and that “there are so many young girls that get tied into this old, super-glammed up look because it’s safe.” [The Cut]