Clash plays catch up with the week’s most fashionable headlines (or something to that effect).

Fancy yourself as the face of Marc by Marc Jacobs? Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier want to hear from you.

The Design Director and Creative Director of Marc Jacobs’ diffusion line – who made their debut in the roles at New York Fashion Week in February – this week put out a casting call for the forthcoming AW14 campaign, the pair’s first for the label.

Following the likes of Nicola Formichetti (who’s famously turned to Tumblr since his appointment at Diesel) and several London designers such as Christopher Shannon and Joseph Turvey, the word was put out via social media, naturally.

The MBMJ team asks fans to share their selfies across Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #castmemarc, with the call for models open until 9th April; that’s next Wednesday, should you be in doubt. Official rules can be found here.


This week also saw Marni release a short film in celebration of the Trunk bag.


Inspired by designer Consuelo Castiglioni’s love of bikes, the bag reflects this via its design and aesthetic, with practical details such as differing sizes and adjustable straps.

Coming in at a minute and a half, the clip is inspired by vintage trailers – shot entirely in black and white – and was filmed at the Monte Amiata Housing in the Gallaratese district of Milan.


“This is a very special moment in the history of Diesel; 35 years of an alternative spirit, many successes and a lot of fun,” Diesel founder Renzo Rosso stated ahead of last night’s show in Venice.

The city was both the location and inspiration behind Nicola Formichetti’s first full collection for the brand, shown a year to the day after he joined as Artistic Director.

With deconstructed imagery by Nick Knight displayed around the venue and a performance from Brooke Candy, the collection followed Diesel’s leather and denim focus, while a multitude of models dressed in Pussy Riot inspired pom-pom balaclavas finished the presentation watched by Courtney Love and Susie Bubble.


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