Fashion Roundup: Katy Perry Goes Blonde for Vogue Italia, “Team Karl” Designs for London Olympics, and Berlin Fashion Week!
The Mercedes-Benz Berlin Fashion Week has brought us many unique influences this week, such as Fetish Fashion, animal masks and strange hoods of all sorts. Still, nothing could have prepared us for the brave decision of German designer Michael Michalsky, who chose a pregnant model to walk in a bikini. “Real clothes for real people,” Michalsky said. (New York Daily News)
New Creative Director for Brioni! British-born Brendan Mullane, a former menswear designer for Givenchy, was announced to head the prestigious house. Brioni was recently acquired by luxury conglomerate PPR and switched their main focus from womenswear to menswear. (Vogue UK)
Fifteen-year-old actress, Chloe Grace Moretz was announced as the new face for Aeropostale, the fashion brand for young people. Award-winning Moretz, will not only be a spokeswoman for Aeropostale, but will also receive a true fashion role in the company’s campaigns and ads. (USA Today)
Valentino is rumored to be sold for around $852 million. Following rave reviews for their latest Fall 2012 couture collection, the Italian brand is reportedly being sold to an unknown buyer. (Fashionista)
Fashion super-designer Karl Lagerfeld is preparing an Olympic-themed capsule collection called ‘Team Karl’. This move is a part of an ongoing effort by Karl Langerfeld BV to create more mass appeal for the brand, which is slowly building as a fashion empire. (Styleite)
Closing our list of fashion highlights for this week, Katy Perry goes blonde for a Vogue Italia cover! Inside the July/August 2012 issue, 27-year-old Perry talks about not being afraid to show her true self, her admiration for Madonna and her general fashion style. For this shoot, the singer collaborated with photographer Francesco Carrozzini. Take a look: