That we love Carine Roitfeld is a given. That we’ve been obsessing over her next move following her departure from Vogue Paris is obvious. That we were somewhat underwhelmed by the news of her teaming up with Barneys New York is well, true but there’s still the book to look forward to. Oh, and according to this picture, Carine’s own collection too! Pardon our language but what the…?
The image in question was tweeted over the weekend by a certain Ms Amber Atherton, a self-described ‘young business woman’, who wondered aloud on her Twitter account, ‘Carine Roitfeld's new womenswear label?! or just an odd [Hong Kong] label mishap?!’ We wonder too, Amber!
Now, we have no actual proof that Carine has been busy at work designing her own label but the pic sure is intriguing! A rather late April fool’s joke? The genius creation of a tuned-in-to-the-wishes-of-women-around-the-world Hong Kong entrepreneur? Or the real thing itself? One thing we know; Carine was here in London’s The Wolseley restaurant, having tea with hairstylist Luigi Murenu and photographer Iango Henzi and we know because Derek Blasberg tweeted a pic of the three.
With no further information at the moment it’s tricky to tell but we will not pass the opportunity to daydream about what a possible all-things-Carine-Roitfeld collection would look like! After all, Mr Carine Roitfeld aka Christian Restoin, is behind the stunningly chic Equipment silk shirts that we can’t live without so could the two be exchanging manufacturing contacts over their morning café au lait?
--- Kiki Georgiou