Style Snippets: Rita Ora Teams Up With Bicester Village PLUS Issa Does Bags

01 May 2013 by

This week in the world of fashwan, Nicolas Ghesquière revealed his colleagues at Balenciaga didn't understand fashion while Alexander Wang revealed his first ever campaign for the French fashion house. We've also enjoyed watching the fash-off between Zoe Saldana and Alice Eve as they trot around the world on the Star Trek promo tour. But that's not all! Catch up on the latest news below and stay tuned to this page as we keep it updated with the latest style snippets...

WATCH Rita Ora For British Designers' Collective

Style icon Rita Ora has teamed up with Bicester Village to support the British Designers' Collective, which features designers such as Peter Pilotto, Preen, Jonathan Saunders, Nicholas Kirkwood and J W Anderson. The Collective is a collaboration between the British Fashion Council and Bicester Village, giving young British designers the opportunity to sell their collections from a 'Future Vintage' pop-up. Rita will host the launch of the Collective tomorrow and is following in the footsteps of Alexa Chung and Thandie Newton who were previous British Designers' Collective ambassadors. Rits has starred in a short film to celebrate the collective, where she tries on designs by Richard Nicoll, Nicholas Kirkwood, Peter Pilotto, Jonathan Saunders, House of Holland and more.

Net-a-porter's First Exclusive Collection By Proenza Schouler

If you've seen this week's installment of Grazia's Fashion Charts, you'll know will stock the first ever exclusive collection by Proenza Schouler. Yes! The collection comprises of 9 pieces including a mini dress and skirt, a jacket, sweater and shorts and will be unveiled on the luxury site in May giving customers in 170 countries the chance to own a unique, limited-edition ready-to-wear item by one of America’s top designers before anyone else. 'The collection was based on some of our favorite pieces from past pre-spring collections and riff on the idea of surf-inspired classics like the board short and the Baja pullover, but reinterpreted in luxe fabrics like leather and custom tweeds,' say Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez say. We say: bring. it. on. to stock the first ever exclusive collection by proenza schouler

Proenza Schouler for Net-a-porter

ElevenParis Comes To The UK With Rock-Studded Party

This week, we joined ELEVENPARIS to celebrate the launch of their very first UK store on London’s Carnaby Street. Marking their 10th anniversary, the swanky party took place inside the store with none other than Boy George spinning the decks. Renowned for their edgy advertising campaigns starring rock legends, we weren't surprised to see the likes of Daisy Lowe and Amber Le Bon mingling with the cool crowd. And yes, that's Scott Disick - no doubt hoping to take that Parisian chic back home to the Kardashian Kamp. 

ElevenParis Comes To The UK With Rock-Studded Party

Partying with Daisy, Amber and Scott

Amber Le Bon Models Monsoon's Winning Designers

Speaking of Amber Le Bon, Grazia Daily paid tribute to Monsoon’s 40th anniversary with a look back at the brand's greatest campaign moments - but the celebrations don't end there. You may remember last year Monsoon set a competition for the first year Royal College of Art Fashion and Textile students to design prints and garments for an exclusive collection to celebrate the mile stone? Well, today, the winners have been revealed! Our congrats go to Jessica Edwards and Kyle Spires who brought a fresh take to Monsoon’s heritage - and what could be a better prize than having the collection modelled by Amber herself?

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Dipali Printed Jumpsuit £69 Jasmine Flip Flop £29 Ema Bangles £16

Issa Launches Bag Collection For Spring Summer 2013

Is that the Kate Effect we hear striking again? News reaches us that Issa has stepped into the world of accessories with the launch of the first Issa bag collection for Spring Summer 20i3. The collection features four unique styles and each are available exclusively online as of Friday 26th April priced at £295 - £545. The capsule collection, made in Italy, features the brand's iconic digital toucan print with a lotus flower clasp detail. There's also a woven raffia number with animal skin detailing and beautifully crafted long satin clutches. As for the luxurious satin clutches, they'd make perfect accompaniment to any fancy occasion - or indeed royal outing.

Issa's Jungle Box, £495

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