The Fridays after ABC's hit show Scandal airs, our Twitter feed is buzzing with queries and comments about it, namely what the drama's heroine Olivia Pope wore. Not since Carrie Bradshaw has a television character's sartorial tastes ignited such a frenzy among fashion lovers--naturally, a capsule collection is in the works so fans of the series can dress just like its leading lady. Come September, fashion inspired by Olivia Pope's classic trousers, pretty blouses, and ridiculously chic outerwear will be sold at The Limited. Kerry Washington, the actress who portrays Olivia Pope had this to say about the collection, "People who love the look of the show can now step into this world in a way that is affordable and accessible. It’s been really fun to have a voice at every stage of the production from picking buttons, choosing fabrics and weighing in on hair and makeup people." Washington, along with Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo, has been working with The Limited’s head of design Elliot Staples on the 42-piece collection, which will retail from $49 to $248. While this is not the first television show-inspired clothing collection (remember the Mad Men collection at Banana Republic), it is the first time a national retailer, a major TV show, its costume designer and its leading actor have linked up.
Sometimes fashion designers dabble in the beauty arena and we get really excited. But excitement is a bit of an understatement when it comes to the news that fashion darling Prabal Gurung is doing a color collection...with MAC Cosmetics...for the holidays! Gurung, who had a successful collaboration with Sally Hansen, is known for sending models down the runway in vivid makeup looks (just check out the must-have orange lips on the model above), so we can likely expect to see some very bold colors come November 26 when the deco-inspired collection hits MAC counters. "I think what you try to create is a moment and emotion that, when people look at the particular girl with the hair, makeup, and clothes, it’s a split second of emotion and they’ll walk away feeling something immediately, or when they see something else, they’ll remember that particular moment," the designer previously said to InStyle. Obviously we can't wait until the holiday season so we can make some memorable moments with our Prabal Gurung for MAC products.
Zac Posen already has a pretty impressive resume, designing for his eponymous and diffusion lines, collaborating with David's Bridal, dressing countless Hollywood A-listers (including Amanda Seyfried, Claire Danes, and Beyonce to name a fabulous few), and judging Project Runway, but the New York-based designer is adding yet another title--Creative Director for Brooks Brothers woman's mainline and accessories lines. While Posen is known for his dramatic, red carpet gowns, he believes he will fare well with the classic, New England American aesthetic of Brooks Brothers, telling WWD, "[I'm] honored and excited to be embarking on this incredible opportunity to take the Brooks Brothers women’s brand into the future while respecting its deep, rich American heritage as an institutional company." Posen's first collection with the clothing chain is set to hit stores in the spring of 2016.