The Fashion News You Missed This Week
Diane von Furstenberg launches extended sizing on 11 Honoré
Good news for fashion fans: designer Diane von Furstenberg has launched extended sizing in her iconic wrap dress. Available exclusively through e-tailer 11 Honoré – whose business model is to serve designer looks in extended sizes and to promote inclusivity in the industry – the partnership marks the first time the designer has gone beyond a size 12. DVF’s silk jersey wrap dress has been designed in three prints for the site, each of which has been pulled from the archives. There’s the classic black and white houndstooth, a fail-safe leopard print and a hot pink floral design on offer, each of which is available in sizes 14-24.
Disney and Aldo team up on nostalgia-laden collection
Looking to inject a little nostalgia into your fall wardrobe? Look no further than the new Disney x Aldo collection. The collection, created to commemorate the anniversary of our favourite couple Minnie and Mickey, contains a range of accessories including earrings, handbags, sunglasses, scarves and, of course, shoes. The classic leopard print gets a themed makeover, too. The collection is now available in stores and online across Canada.
Diesel and Coca-Cola create recycled materials fashion collection
This week also saw Diesel and Coca-Cola launch their collaborative fashion capsule made of recycled materials at Galeries Lafayette in Paris. The offering, called The Re-Collection, consists of 12 streetwear items made from recycled plastic and cotton. Keen to purchase a piece from the collection? Buyers will need to scan the recycle logo on any recycle bin to be redirected to a microsite where they can shop the collection. It will also be available at selected Diesel stores worldwide and on Diesel.com from October 7 for three months.
A former magazine editor announced a new fashion app that lets you play stylist with new season pieces
This week, former editor-in-chief of Net-a-Porter’s Porter magazine, Lucy Yeomans, announced the launch of a new fashion game called Drest. Users of the game will be given briefs and creative challenges to complete, and will be tasked with choosing the models, clothing, hair and makeup and shoot locations. Plus, the app allows users to directly purchase items they’re styling. The first brand to participate is Gucci, who will unveil a weekly style challenge to users featuring its F/W19 collection. The app also features items from Farfetch. Yeomans said that in the future, the app plans to donate 5 per cent of every in-app micro-transaction to philanthropic causes supported by models and activists featured in the game. The app will be available for early download on October 8, before being fully rolled out in 2020.