The week's top stories in fashion news.
After serving as the official outfitter of 007, it was only a matter of time before Tom Ford (who's something of an international man of mystery himself) succumbed to the overpowering allure of James Bond. For Fall 2013, Ford updated his suiting with muscular,Daniel Craig-like modifications including shorter jackets, looser-fit silhouettes, and even roll-neck knits (though we honestly can't imagine Craig ever opting for a turtleneck). (Style.com)
You probably noticed the marked improvement in LeBron James' otherwise shoddy performance as soon as he removed his headband during Game 6. And you might have thought the lug would have left the bad-luck accessory at home, but he wore it in the Game 7 win, of course, and scored an MVP Award to boot. Teammate Shane Battier mitigated the superstition by noting that "the power is not in the headband, good people. The power is in LeBron James." We believe the fashion magic will spark a boom in headband sales. (Complex)
If you haven't already downloaded Kanye's sixth solo album, "Yeezus," it's high time you jump on the cultural bandwagon—if not for the music, then for the ridiculously quotable lyrics, which include nods to "Chewbacca furs," sports bras, and the best way to order breakfast in Paris: "In a French-ass restaurant / HURRY UP WITH MY DAMN CROISSANTS!" (Daily Beast)
If dressing like a designer isn't enough, soon you'll be able to get hammered like one, too. Absolut Vodka tapped BLK DNM creative director and dedicated scenester Johan Lindeberg to collaborate on its latest libation, Absolut Elyx, a "single-estate handcrafted luxury vodka." For the upcoming campaign, the designer photographed Chloë Sevigny himself, despite admitting that the first time he "ever held a camera seriously" was in August 2011. (WWD)
When a Google search returns lackluster fashion finds, try the new sartorial search engine, Wantering, which uses a proprietary algorithm to find retail products, from accessories to suiting, with real-time updates of pricing and stock availability, so you can order your new pants and get back to sitting around on the sofa in your underwear in record time. (Third Wave Fashion)
—Blair Pfander. Follow her at @blairpfander.
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