Ruffian designs Anthropologie line, Burberry gets digital, and celebrity designers in trouble

Burberry is hopping on the social-media bandwagon with their Burberry Prorsum runway show. It will be simulcast live from London Fashion Week at at 1:30 p.m. EST today. The brand recently launched Facebook and Twitter accounts, and is set to create a site called “Art of the Trench,” where loyal fans can contribute photos of themselves in their classic nova-check coats. [Racked] [YouTube]

Celebrity clothing lines are being hit hard by the recession. Anna Wintour, and we’re sure many others, is pleased by the economic situation, saying it will weed out the weak. “Every D-level celebrity who thought they could make a quick buck by designing a handbag or whatever is going to disappear,” she said. Stars who don’t seem to have staying power (at least in the design world) include Justin Timberlake, Lauren Conrad and Jennifer Lopez. [WSJ]

When we said hair accessories are in, we didn’t mean the dirty-panties hair tie. [Cosmo, via Jezebel]

Rumours are swirling about the possibility of LVMH investing in Rodarte. After LVMH North America chairman Renauld Dutreil sat front row at the Mulleavy sisters’ show last week, people got to talking. The French corporation already has its hand in Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Donna Karan, to name a few. Neither Dutreil nor Rodarte have commented on the possible business deal, so we’ll just have to wait and see. [Fashion Week Daily] [Racked]

Ruffian’s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais are working on a new line for Anthropologie. The design duo has signed on for four Mise en Scene collections, with the first to launch in November. The line will feature both clothing and housewares. [WWD]