London Fashion Week Starts Today; Alexander McQueen to Open Puma Pop-up Shops

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Wherefore art thou, Lara? Photo: Imaxtree

• London Fashion Week starts today! This season, the city harbors a cache of promising young designers, many of them unknown. Ones to watch: Erdem Moralioglu, Bruno Basso and Chris Brooke, William Tempest, and Hannah Marshall. [Heard on the Runway/WSJ]

• Norma Kamali unveiled a wholesale designer collection exclusively for eBay yesterday, in addition to her regular collection and her Norma Kamali for Wal-Mart line. [WWD]

• A number of top models were missing from the runways this week, including Catherine McNeil, Toni Garrn, Lara Stone, Anna Jagodzinska, Sigrid Agren, Tanya Dziahileva, Raquel Zimmermann, and Georgina Stojiljkovic. [Fashionologie]

Alexander McQueen is opening a series of pop-up shops for Puma. The locations are "secret," but he'll shine massive projections of the McQ logo up around the city to lead the way. [Nylon]

• Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will appear on the December cover of Latina magazine, her first magazine cover. [WWD]