From Nasty Gal’s rocking collaboration with Courtney Love to Net-a-Porter’s new Dame, these are the top international fashion news stories of the week.
Kendall Jenner Reveals That She Was Hospitalised for Exhaustion
People often think it’s an easy job being young and beautiful but when you’re one of the most in-demand models on the planet things are anything but easy. And that’s exactly what Kendall Jenner learnt in 2015, revealing on her app earlier this week that she was hospitalised due to exhaustion.
“I just got so tired from work and life and everything that it freaked me out at the end of this year,” wrote the 20 year old. “I actually had to go to the hospital because I was so exhausted – it was definitely a wake up call that I needed to take better care of myself.”
This stressful time may become a positive in the New Year for Kendall, however. She has set herself a healthy resolution for 2016 to enjoy her time at home and chill out more.
Nasty Gal Teams-Up with Rock Icon Courtney Love
In a collaboration that couldn’t be more perfect, Nasty Gal is teaming-up with Courtney Love for an exclusive collection. The retailer announced the news this week on its Instagram account after first teasing followers about who its newest collaborator would be.
“We’ve got a killer collaboration coming soon with one of the baddest bitches of all time. Any guesses?”
Nasty gal then revealed its collaboration with the rock icon and an accompanying competition to win a trip to the collection’s launch in L.A.
No further details about the collection are yet known except that it is “coming soon” If we had to guess about aesthetics though, we would be placing all our money on some serious grunge vibes.
Kanye West Named the Most Stylish Man of 2015 by GQ
Kanye West has earned his last honour for 2015, taking out GQ magazine’s Most Stylish Man of 2015 title. The rapper and fashion designer now holds the title for the second year in a row after beating out model Lucky Blue Smith in the poll.
The final tally according to GQ was 520,119 votes for Kanye to 445,071 votes for Lucky Blue. The men’s magazine also revealed that an influx of votes, possibly caused by Kanye’s wife Kim Kardashian West and her family, helped lead to his victory. Kim, sister Khloé and mum Kris all took to twitter to urge their many fans to vote for Kanye in the final hours of the poll.
Net-a-porter Founder Natalia Massenet to Be Made a Dame
Natalie Massenet has been named a Dame on this year’s annual New Year Honour’s List. Queen Elizabeth II revealed the Net-a-Porter founder and former executive chairman as an honouree amongst several other fashion and art industry members on this year’s list.
Natalie will be recognised as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or DBE. The honour is bestowed upon her as acknowledgement of her contributions to the British economy which largely stem from her creation of the e-commerce giant, Net-a-Porter. The fashion business mogul left the business in September however, after being involved since she created it in 2000.
Louis Vuitton Enlists Final Fantasy Character as its Newest Model
In a move blending fantasy and reality, Louis Vuitton has cast a character from the video game Final Fantasy as a model for its spring 2016 campaign. Lightning, a pink-haired character from the game has landed the coveted modelling position in a unique choice by the luxury fashion brand.
The unusual appointment sees creative director, Nicolas Ghesquiére, outdoing the shock factor from last season’s surprise celebrity campaign castings in an original way. Lightning may be an unknown star to those in the fashion world but will nonetheless star in LV’s Series 4 campaign. The designer unveiled the campaign on his own Instagram showcasing images of the character which were created with video game artist Tetsuya Normura.