I have always liked Alex Perry, both as a TV personality and more importantly as a fashion designer. His cruise 2013 and 75001 collections, to me were both excellent, so I was surprised to see such a dramatic piece on the Sydney Morning Herald website this morning regarding the dropping of his label from David Jones. It certainly makes for an insightful read into the world of department store politics and the Australian fashion industry in general. Wintour&Guinness' new years resolution is to bring you guys an increased amount of Australian content, whether that be via personal posts or via this new best of news post which I have taken from other blogs around the world. Jessica Harts cover for the new issue of Vogue Australia is one of the best since Edwina McCann took over from Kirstie Clements. The Herald Sun recently ran a story on why 2013 is the year of Jessica Hart. Has Australian fallen out of love with its current sweetheart Miranda Kerr? Click on the link below to find out. Burberry is always top of the list when it comes to fashion advertising campaigns. This year Christopher Bailey has enlisted a number of up and coming stars to take part and it wouldn't surprise me if these lot become the stars of the tomorrow. While we are on the topic of advertising campaigns, Marc Jacobs has unveiled his last campaign for Louis Vuitton. It's dark, moody and jammed packed with supermodels. What more could you want. For me Australian brands can be hit and miss. Some can be seen to be too "American", whilst some try so hard to breakout globally that they forget who they are and get lost. They lose that Australian-ness that made them such a standout in the first place. Seafolly is the quintessential Aussie swimwear brand that enlisted a french model as its face. For me, I question why they didn't choose an Australian model, one who represents the Aussie beach life in an authentic way. Have a look and let me know what you think. Fashion designers are not immune to speaking publicly about body image and recently Collette Dinnigan joined in on the debate hitting out at overweight young girls with "big burger bellies", calling for them to shape up and eat healthy. Check out the full story below. Make sure to check back regularly to catch up on whats making news each week.
David Jones blames poor sales as fashion alliance with Alex Perry unravels. (Sydney Morning Herald)
Why 2013 is the year of Jessica Hart. (Herald Sun)
Marc Jacobs’ star-studded final advertising campaign for Louis Vuitton (Harper's BAZAAR Australia)
Meet the new face of Seafolly (Harper's BAZAAR Australia)