Baptiste Giabiconi Goes Emo; Giles Deacon on How Designers Stay Relevant

Photo: Courtesy of Dior Homme

Baptiste Giabiconi does the unthinkable and hides his pretty face with a new emo do in Dior’s new men's ads, shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Actually, the unthinkable is nothing new for him. [DNA Models]

Meadham Kirchoff, Todd Lynn, and Peter Pilotto have been named winners of the 2011 Fashion Forward Prize, which includes sponsorship for their next two runway shows and mentorship by an industry veteran. [Vogue UK]

Giles Deacon on off-season collections: "Cruise collections are like a croissant or tagliatelle — they're the bread and butter of your wardrobe. They're becoming more and more like full collections. Customers want new products through the seasons and you have keep them wanting more. If you want to stay relevant in this industry you have to keep upping the ante." [Vogue UK]

• Some rules of Italian style, according to The Wall Street Journal: Socks and underwear must be ironed, designer tracksuits are the only acceptable athletic wear, and there is only one proper way to tie a scarf. [WSJ]