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STYLE FOCUS: The Great Gatsby Costume Design

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Making The Great Gatsby Magical Catherine Martin is no stranger to creating extraordinary costumes. Being one half of Hollywood’s most creative duo (she’s married to director Baz Lurhmann), she’s previously designed the material storyline of Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge and Australia. Now, as the long-awaited release of The Great Gatsby dawns, it’s surprising to hear that Martin … [Read more...]

CATWALK REPORT: AUTUMN/WINTER ’12’S MOST WEARABLE TRENDS

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With the new season in full swing, if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to embrace the cooler weather and refresh your autumn/winter wardrobe accordingly; out with the old and in with the new! With so many trend options, which ones should you buy into? We’ve outlined the season’s must-have trends. Goth-Chic Seen at: Giles and Alexander Wang. Forget long leather Matrix … [Read more...]

THE LOVE LIST: PRADA’S SPECIAL EDITION DOCTOR’S BAG

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Bag lust filled the Daily Update office this week as Prada unveiled its latest limited edition bag! To celebrate the fashion weeks in London, Milan and Paris, Prada has created a special edition doctor’s bag in gorgeous tessuto jacquard. Unfortunately it’s very limited-edition and only available in the Bond and Sloane Street stores for an eye-popping £1,150. A girl can dream!   … [Read more...]

FASHION PREVIEW: PRADA AUTUMN/WINTER 12/13

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A virtual labyrinth of fantasy and reality is the set for Prada’s Autumn/Winter campaign, which was photographed in New York by renowned photographer, Steven Meisel. Models are arranged in careful poses in the futuristic enclosure, the precise angle of an arm and an elegant neck echoing the geometry of the scene. Shifting camera angles and an endless depth of field create a playful illusion … [Read more...]

BAG LUST: PRADA’S NEW IT-BAG

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The Daily Update style team is in serious lust with Prada’s latest It-Bag, a satchel-style update of its much-coveted hunting bag. This hot orange version is bang on trend for the summer season and it also comes in red, blue, purple and black. Available from Prada stores and concessions this month.   … [Read more...]

PRADA PRESENTS ‘A THERAPY’ BY ROMAN POLANSKI

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Last Monday evening, Prada presented its short movie, A Therapy at the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival Official Selection – Classics Section, in the presence of Roman Polanski, Nastassja Kinski and Festival Director Thierry Frémaux. Starring Helena Bonham Carter and Sir Ben Kingsley, the surprise screening was an idea by Polanski and Frémaux and was shown before the scheduled … [Read more...]

GRACE CODDINGTON CURATES A SPECIAL PRESENTATION AT THE PRADA STORE IN NEW YORK

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In honour of the ‘Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations’ exhibition at The Costume Institute in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Prada Broadway Epicenter store in New York has been specially designed to pay tribute to the fashion exhibition. Creative design by Grace Coddington, masks and sculptures by Julien d’Ys and photos by Steven Meisel.   … [Read more...]

PRADA REAL FANTASIES SPRING/SUMMER 2012 VIDEO

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For the Prada spring/summer 2012 lookbook Real Fantasies, design and production team AMO/OMA explores the nostalgia of hot rodding, golfing, picnicking, the space race and other wholesome past times. Told through a sequence of 100% handmade collages – continuing a new tradition of handcraftsmanship started last season – Real Fantasies is a palimpsest of photography, graphics and text that … [Read more...]

INSIDE PRADA’S 24 HOUR MUSEUM

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On Tuesday of this week, the Palais d'Iena in Paris was transformed for 24 hours from the headquarters of the Conseil Économique, Social et Environnemental in to a three-section museum by a creative dream team that included artist Francesco Vezzoli and Prada. Essentially a pop-up museum, the centrepiece exhibition was that of thirteen figures, from the bodies of classical Greek Aphrodites and … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE LAUNCH OF THE 24 HOUR PRADA MUSEUM IN PARIS

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  Roman Polanski, Kate Moss, Anna Wintour, Marianne Faithfull, Salma Hayek and a host of A-listers were in Paris on Tuesday night to celebrate the launch of prada's 24 hour museum. The event kicked off with a private dinner at 8.30, which was followed by a party that saw an exclusive DJ set by Kate Moss. Some of the male party-goers could be seen climbing the pedestals to pose for … [Read more...]