After a five-year hiatus from the fashion industry, Daria Werbowy returns to the spotlight as Vogue UK’s September 2013 cover girl. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Daria appears in her first Vogue editorial since 2009 as the season’s chicest tomboy. “She’s the woman who other women most want to look like,” says Vogue contributing fashion editor Kate Phelan; Alexandra Shulman adds that she “epitomises modern femininity” in her editor’s letter.
Indisputably the model of the moment, Cara Delevingne shot by Mario Testino makes her Vogue UK cover debut for the March issue. The editorial inside entitled “Chasing Cara” interviews the British born model, renowned for her cheeky personality and quietly captivating beauty. At just 20 years old, Delevingne has already starred in campaigns for Burberry, Chanel and DKNY and walked on so many catwalks over the last few seasons it’s hard to keep track.
Victoria Beckham smoulders on the cover of Elle Uk March 2013 dressed in Burberry. In the 12 page spread Victoria delves into her fashion line, Victoria Beckham Collection, and her band’s latest project ‘Spice Girls’ Viva Forever’ a musical launched in London last month. Victoria Beckham is also set to launch Icon, a new capsule collection of dresses. Victoria created the line in response to demand for her sold-out dresses, which are regularly worn by the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and Blake Lively. Icon is launching online in February to tie in with the eagerly-awaited relaunch of victoriabeckham.com.
This will be the designer’s first foray into e-commerce, with accessories, denim and a special selection of pieces from the Victoria Beckham line edited by Victoria herself, available to buy online. With a commercially successful and critically acclaimed label (despite what the naysayers predicted), Victoria Beckham’s fashion career is definitely an enviable blueprint for any young designer. As well as hardwork and perseverance, “it’s also about recognising the importance of combining creativity with commercial viability,” she explained.
Kate Bosworth is the face of Topshop Australia’s first ever Christmas film Winter Wonderland released last night. In the short film directed by Bosworth’s fiancé Michael Polish, the Blue Crush babe is wearing a custom-made dress that she designed with the brand which along with her shoes will be available for special order in February.
As part of the London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony Vogue UK was asked to commission this set of pictures, working with British designers to create unique pieces for fashion’s golden girls. As previously rumoured Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Lily Cole, Stella Tennant and Georgia May Jagger have signed on to walk in a fashion show devoted to British design as part of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.
Kate Moss is wearing a sequinned Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown, Karen Elson is wearing a golden lace Burberry gown, Naomi Campbell is in her own McQueen creation, Lily Cole in Erdem, Georgia May Jagger is wearing a flared gold gazar dress by Victoria Beckham, Stella Tennant pantsuit is by Christopher Kane and lastly Lily Donaldson is wearing a shoulder baring Vivienne Westwood gown. Photographs by Nick Knight for Vogue UK’s September 2012 issue.