When news hit that Alexander Wang was taking the helm at Balenciaga to replace Nicolas Ghesquière a couple of years ago, the industry went sort of crazy with excitement (we mean, it's Alexander Wang!), but sadly, the designer and the French fashion house are parting ways. According to a report, Balenciaga and parent company, Kering, have decided not to renew Wang's contract, and the search for a successor is already underway (though it's still in the early stages and no names have been shortlisted yet). Wang, who has remained the creative director of his eponymous line, was brought on as creative director for Balenciaga back in 2012. Unlike his predecessor, who was seen as an innovator during his tenure at the label, Wang stuck closely to the design aesthetic for which he is best known--minimalist and monochromatic. The designer's last show for the label will be the upcoming shows at Paris Fashion Week.
Miley Cyrus is teaming up with MAC Cosmetics once again! The "Wrecking Ball" singer has partnered with the makeup label on her second Viva Glam lip color--an eye-catching, unapologetically bold red. Cyrus totally looks the part of the classic bombshell in the campaign image, wearing the new lip color and a platinum blonde wig. As per usual, the Viva Glam edition will include both a lipstick and a Lipglass, and all proceeds will benefit children, women, and men living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. Look for the new Viva Glam lipstick online starting September 8, 2015. We've already started putting together looks to go with the new color!
Multibrand online retailer ModCloth is debuting an in-house line, with new collections launching every month. The line is sort of a collaborative effort between ModCloth's design team and loyal shoppers of the site; ModCloth co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Susan Koger and her design team looked to customer reviews and feedback to help create collections that include the most important design elements to the company's customer base. And since fit is always one of the chief concerns about online shopping, the new line will include sizes ranging from XS to 4X. "Each piece has a reason for existing and each piece is going to, I hope, become a staple and a favorite in our customer’s wardrobe," said Kroger. We've checked out the ModCloth label, available online now, and we've already picked out a few favorites.