Fashion Designer Launches iPhone App

DONNA KARAN IPHONE APP

You’ve probably checked out the Chanel iPhone app, or maybe the one from Vogue’s Style.com.

Now Donna Karan has one too.

Launched yesterday, it coincides with her Fall 2009 Collection delivery.

And compared to other glam-themed apps, we hear that it’s being pitched as a “unique vehicle of woman to woman communication.”

Apparently, through the application, Karan talks fashion and personal passions, sharing everything from items she loves and chats with friends, to her recent vacation photos from Africa.

Get the Donna Karan app here.

What’s Hot in Resort Wear this Season?

Last year, The Council of Fashion Designers of America recommended that designers concentrate their Resort presentations in the first two weeks of June, rather than showing over a haphazard period of almost six weeks.

In this, the fashion industry’s first go-round under the guidelines of showing Resort only during the first two weeks of June, the results have been wonderfully cohesive, according to the Council.

Many designers used this opportunity to stage actual runway presentations in their showrooms as opposed to just offering editors and retailers a rack of clothes to rifle through.The CFDA recently gave a synopsis of what’s on the table for resort collections from designers like Betsey Johnson, BCBG Max Azria and Badgley Mischka.

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Hilary Duff Designs for DKNY

It’s one of the many new partnerships popping up all over the fashion world.

 Hilary Duff and DKNY Jeans are launching a collaborative apparel line.

The singer/actress will co-design a collection of special pieces with DKNY Jeans brand called Femme for DKNY Jeans.

Turns out the collection will offer a doable combo of rocker chic with a soft touch.

The line hits stores nationwide in August 2009, marking the debut of Hilary’s new beauty and lifestyle brand, Femme.

I’ve got to see how this is going to come together…can’t wait!

Barbie at Bryant Park!

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Who would’ve imagined?

At this very moment, a team of workers is getting ready for the first-ever Barbie Runway Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

It’s in celebration of  Barbie’s 50-year anniversary.

And on February 14, 2009, 50 world-renowned fashion designers will come together to showcase real-size, Barbie-inspired looks.

It takes place in the Tent at Bryant Park.

A statement released by Barbie indicates designer names would be announced in early February.

Nothing official from Barbie yet, but WWD has named Alexander Wang, Kimora Lee Simmons, Tory Burch, Calvin Klein, Bob Mackie, Vera Wang, Donna Karan and Diane von Furstenberg as participating designers.

If you’re a fan, you’ll probably want to check out the runway show on February 14, 2009 to be webcast live on Barbie.com.

Donna Karan Pleases PETA

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Donna Karan’s fall 2009 collection will be fur free.

And it’s because of Tim Gunn.

The make-it-work fashion expert has become the latest celebrity to lend his voice to animals by narrating PETA’s new skins video which he sent with a personal appeal to Donna Karan and Giorgio Armani.

The two designers are known for using rabbit fur in their collections.

Since Tim’s appeal, Donna Karan has indicated that she has “no plans” to use fur in the future.

No word from Mr. Armani yet.