Fashion News: Alexander Wang Wants to be the Next Ralph Lauren; @CondeElevator Shuts Down; and More

August 12, 2011

Alexander Wang Wants To Be The Next Ralph Lauren (Fashionologie)
“If there was any question as to how big Alexander Wang wants to go, it’s a question no longer. He has aspirations to create a major lifestyle brand along the lines of Ralph Lauren’s, Wang says: “Ralph Lauren is someone that I’ve always looked up to. That’s what I want to be able to do — have control until the very end. And at the same time, have as much passion and love and enjoy it as much, and for that to be able to be translated into the product,”

@CondeElevator, Conde Nast’s Most Successful Tweeter, Shuts Down (Styleite)
“After less than a week online and only 35 tweets, the account @CondeElevator announced Thursday morning that it will stop tweeting out the hilarious and slightly out-of-touch things overheard in the elevators of the Conde Nast building. We’ve entertained a variety of theories about the genius who started this account, but whoever they are, they must have been feeling some pressure to stop tweeting. The very last message from the account says “Love my job. Better stop.”

Kardashian Kollection Rips Off Botkier (Fashionista)
“The contemporary womenswear brand, which launched in 2004, took to their blog to vent: “We just discovered how our Botkier ‘Clyde’ was simply copied by Kardashian Kollection for Sears. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery but we don’t think so…”

Eva Longoria, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde Team With Glamour Magaze to Direct (WWD)
“The three actresses are each directing a short film based on true-life stories of Glamour readers (the magazine, like WWD, is owned by Condé Nast Publications.) The films will premiere on Oct. 24 at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles.”

The Giles Deacon for Nine West Collection to Hit Stores Aug. 15 (LA Times)
“News that the British designer was doing a tight capsule collection for Nine West surfaced in January. The line will be available online and in stores starting Aug. 15. The look of the shoes is decidedly subdued, which is perfect for fall. The Layla ankle boot ($149) is a simple style with a stack heel and multiple buckle straps. It looks versatile enough for day-to-night events.”


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