OK, so we have absolutely no reason to believe that Carine Roitfeld is designing an eponymous line aside from this photo of a garment with a Carine Roitfeld tag that was tweeted by someone named Amber Atherton (Bio: Young Business Woman. Relentless Opportunist, Restless Optimist) which has since ended up on Fashin. The forum and I Want to Be a Roitfeld blog both point out that on the same day that Atherton tweeted said photo, Derek Blasberg tweeted a photo of Carine Roitfeld, hairstylist Luigi Moreni, and photographer Iango Henzi at the Wolseley in London. I Want to Be a Roitfeld suggests (or wishes) that they could be “already working on the lookbook for the premiere CR collection.”
Could it be that one of the many freelance projects Roitfeld has taken on since leaving Vogue Paris is designing her own line? Fingers crossed.
If the 'label' rumour is true, then I really couldn't be happier for her. I feel she's in a place of 'yes' now, if that makes sense. Still, when I picked up Vogue Paris' April and after flicking through the pages, I literally felt a heartache. It feels so wrong AND weird not having Carine be the editor. I mean, it's almost like Vogue US without Anna Wintour: complete loss of identity! Surreal how an individual gets to have such a strong persona and aura onto a publication.
“If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten” - Coco Chanel