It girl Alexa Chung to launch her own fashion line

Alexa Chung, who’s a regular on the front row at London Fashion Week, will be switching her prime seat for a spot backstage as the muse to fashion designer Henry Holland announced her own fashion line will launch in 2017.

“It will probably be tomboyish but also very feminine, very wearable and of the moment and responsive to culture. It’s not going to be wildly different from what you would expect, given how I dress. Just very well designed,” Chung told the New York Times. “I have to make clothes people want to wear, independent of my image. But it means more when it bears your name. You can’t hide behind anything else. This is mine, including all the crap that comes with it. That’s the beauty of it. It can be anything I want it to be.”

MiNDFOOD caught up with Alexa Chung’s partner actor Alexander Skarsgard; you can read the interview here.

Maria Grazia Chiuri departs Valentino for Dior

Dior has announced that Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri will become the fashion house’s first female creative director. The announcement comes after months of speculation – Raf Simons departed Dior back in October – and just a day after Valentino announced that Chiuri would be leaving her role as co-creative director of Valentino – Pierpaolo Piccioli will remain at the helm of the Italian fashion house. The appointment marks the end of the era for the Chiuri and Piccioli; they started working as a team at Fendi in 1989, before starting at Valentino together in 1999.