The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Azealia Banks Debuts ‘1991’ Music Video, British Fashion Awards Nominees Announced, and Stefano Pilati Takes Over at Ermenegildo Zegna

• Let’s have a moment of silence for all the haters who got their wigs snatched after viewing Azealia Banks‘s new video for ‘1991.’

The 21-year-old rapper pays homage to Crystal Waters, Aaliyah, Madonna, and Grace Jones in the 90s-themed ‘vid, decked out in her new ‘Yung Rapunxel’ lipstick shade for M.A.C Cosmetics, (which, by the way, I’m totally buying). (Azealia Banks YouTube)

• Mother Iman launched her online fashion and lifestyle magazine, Destination Iman today.  (WWD)

• Nominees for this year’s British Fashion Awards have been announced. Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney, and my girl Mary Katrantzou have been nominated for Designer of the Year, while J.W Anderson, Simone Rocha and Michael van der Ham are up for the Emerging Talent RTW prize. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony due to take place in London November 27th. (WWD)

• Here’s a first look at J.W Anderson’s range for Topshop, in stores September 14th. (Vogue UK)

Lanvin is releasing a delicious limited edition box of Ladurée Macaroons, just in time for Paris Fashion Week. Get the yummy Alber-approved treats in France starting September 25th, or wait ’til September 28th if you’re in the US, UK, or Japan. Nom nom nom nom nom!

• Just months after leaving Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati has a new gig as creative director for Ermenegildo Zegna. Pilati will helm the brand’s storied menswear house, and also work on Zegna’s womenswear label, Agnona. He will start his new job in January 2013. (Fashionista)



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