The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Christopher Kane Wins Big at BFA’s, Rita Ora to Star in 50 Shades of Grey Movie, and NYC Commission on Human Rights Subpoenas Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s


You already saw the ‘fits, but who took home top honors at last night’s British Fashion Awards? Christopher Kane snagged the prize for Womenswear Designer of The Year, Miuccia Prada received the first International Designer of The Year award, and Burberry picked up two statues; one for Brand of The Year, and another for their menswear line. Nicholas Kirkwood scooped up Accessory Designer of The Year. As for the newcomers, J.W. Anderson was honored with the New Establishment award, while Simone Rocha, Sophia Webster, and Agi&Sam won prizes for emerging talent in the womenswear, accessory and menswear categories. Edie Campbell was named Model of The Year, and Erdem won the title for best red carpet looks. Also honored were Suzy Menkes and Kate Moss, who received special recognition awards. Check out a full list of winners at WWD. (WWD)

Alexander Wang has teamed with Beats by Dre on a limited edition collection due out December 15th. The three-piece range consists of the brand’s Beats Studio headphones, Beats Pill and Urbeats earbuds in a black matte finish with gold touches. Wang describes his interpretation of the products as having “a clean, minimal look with a luxe sensibility.”  Prices are $149 for the earbuds, $299 for the speaker, and $449 for the headphones.  Look for it at (WWD)



Rita Ora is making a foray into film with a role in the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie. The singer just announced on Twitter last night that she will play Mia Grey, the sister of male lead Christian Grey. Rita joins a cast including Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey,) and  Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele.) Hmm… kind of a random casting, but I’m interested to see Ms. Ora show off her acting chops! (Vogue UK)



Can’t get enough of Kate Moss’s Playboy 60th Anniversary cover? Well, you can thank Marc Jacobs for immortalizing it on a $35 limited edition t-shirt which is available right now for pre-order. Proceeds will go to amfAR. Gotta say, I might have to pick this one up for myself! (Fashionista, Marc Jacobs)



• NYC’s Commission on Human Rights has subpoenaed Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s to hand over documentation pertaining to their loss prevention policies. The Commission is looking into the allegations of racial profiling made by actor Rob Brown, who was detained in the Macy’s store for credit card fraud as he was buying a watch for his mother. Apparently, Macy’s Inc. has been dragging their feet on turning in documentation to the Commission, and their unresponsiveness has forced them to take legal action in order to get the necessary information. The NYC Human Rights Commission told WWD that Macy’s “sought to dictate the terms and scope of our investigation.” Of course, Macy’s denies any wrongdoing, and pledges to work with the Commission: “We have attempted to and are continuing to work toward an arrangement that satisfies the commission’s legitimate investigatory needs and protects our proprietary business interests. We are hopeful that we can reach a mutually satisfactory arrangement.” The Commission also plans to subpoena Old Navy and Banana Republic.  (WWD)


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