The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Rita Ora Fronts DKNY Fragrance, Malaika Firth to Appear in Burberry S/S ’14 Ads, and A.P.C. to Release Second Kanye West Collab?

 Rita Ora‘s snagged herself a new gig as the face of DNKY‘s still-nameless new fragrance, which will likely be out for the fall 2014 season. Estee Lauder has yet to confirm, but Ora was spied on Seventh Avenue yesterday shooting the campaign. Can’t wait to see how it looks! (WWD)


• Malaika Firth has landed another major campaign, this time for Burberry‘s Spring 2014 offering. She will appear alongside Jean Campbell, Leo Dobson, Matilda LowtherJamie Campbell Bower, Neelam Johal and Callum Ball. (Vogue UK)


• There could be another capsule collection of overpriced plain white t-shirts and jeans in our future. A.P.C.‘s Jean Touitou sat down with Business of Fashion, to whom he confirmed plans to collaborate with Kanye West on a second offering. “You have to put your life in danger all the time. If I do a collection with Kanye West, obviously I’m taking risks,” he said. I’m interested to see what Yeezy puts forth for his second go with A.P.C.. Hopefully it will be a more dynamic showing than last time. (Business of Fashion)



• Yesterday, Kim Kardashian shared another impossibly adorable photo of little North West to Instagram, tugging on the fallopian tubes of women the world over. That baby… is just too darn cute! Sadly, judgey Insta-trolls took the snap as an excuse to speculate about the infant’s magnificent eyebrows, saying that Kim Kardashian has been waxing them. Uh… wut? Now, I can admit as a grown woman that I am insanely jealous of North’s exquisite and perfect brows. But to go so far as to accuse her mum of waxing them…? Seems a little mean-spirited. Reps for Kim Kardashian denied these allegations. (Kim Kardashian Instagram, Daily Mail)



Urban Outfitters have pulled a pair of socks depicting the Hindu god Ganesh after Hindu communities spoke out, calling the footwear offensive.  Obviously, they were not too keen on the retailer’s attempts to commodify symbols of their faith. “We sincerely apologize if we offended the Hindu community and our customers,” Urban Outfitters Public Relations manager Crystal Carroll wrote. “We appreciate Rajan Zed and the Universal Society of Hinduism for bringing this matter to our attention and for helping us understand the cultural and religious sensitivities this product carries. We will remove the Ganesh Socks immediately from our website and stores.” (Fashion Bomb Inbox)



• Roberto Cavalli is known to speak his mind, even about his fellow designers. Last year, he called Giorgio Armani a “little king” who gets preferential treatment from the Camera Nazionale della Moda. This time, Cavalli’s directing the shade at Michael Kors, whom he says has been jacking his swag for years. “He’s one of the biggest copy designers in the world,” Cavalli told . “I just want to tell him to stop copying me! Stop! All the time I write those comments on Instagram. He copies everybody!” He continued, “Americans like Michael Kors! And you love so many other designers who do that – he’s not American fashion. He is international fashion made in America. It’s not fair. The American women, they all dress the same.” According to Cavalli, Kors isn’t the only copycat designer. “Before I [launched] Just Cavalli, I started to see how many people around me were copying me,” he explained. “There was Cavalli style all over, and I said, ‘Why am I giving so many opportunities to other people? Maybe I should just start to copy myself.’ So I started Just Cavalli to copy myself.” (Telegraph)






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