[tiImage width=”325″ height=”475″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/011911-sketch-lead-325.jpg” credit=”Courtesy of WWD” align=”left” border=”0″ alt=”Rachel Roy for Runway to Green”]Green wasn’t just the hottest color at the recent Golden Globes, it’s also a growing movement. Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Rachel Roy (design shown) and more announced today that they are taking part in Runway to Green, a charitable fashion show to be held in New York on March 29, reports WWD. While the fashions that will be seen at the show—which will be from the designers’ fall 2011 collections—aren’t required to be eco-friendly, all of the clothes shown will go on sale immediately after the show on Net-a-Porter.com. The proceeds will benefit various environmental causes, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Alliance for Climate Protection. Click through the gallery to see more sketches from participating designers.
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Rihanna relaxed on the beaches of Barbados (her home turf) this week wearing a panther-print swimsuit by the Australian brand We Are Handsome. The label, designed by Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Somers (inset), launched in 2009 with the idea of putting retro prints and images on classic cuts. “You can’t help but be captured by the prints and their bold beauty,” Chagoury told us about the line, when we caught up with the duo today about the suit. As for their reaction to Rihanna’s look: “We love it! She looks unbelievably hot, and it totally suits her personal style.” The suit, part of the resort 2011 collection, is available for $375 on Net-A-Porter.com.
[tiImage width=”300″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/122310-Posh2-300.jpg” credit=”Courtesy Photo, Mike Marsland/Getty Images” align=”left” border=”0″ alt=””]When Victoria Beckham previewed her first handbag collection last fall, we just knew it would be a hit. Though the collection hasn’t even landed in the States yet, two of the bags went on sale yesterday on the British Net-a-Porter site—and the $2,600 leather and nubuck shoulder bag (shown bottom) is already sold out! Could the other hexagonal chain crocodile purse ($13,771) be next? Perhaps! The complete collection features six bags ranging in price from $1,800 to $13,950 and goes on sale next week at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, Neiman Marcus in Los Angeles and Net-a-porter.com. Be sure to score yours early.
[tiImage width=”340″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/120110-nap-400.jpg” credit=”Courtesy of Net-a-Porter.com” align=”right” border=”0″ alt=””]If you’re anything like us, you woke up with an extra spring in your step today because Net-a-Porter launched their big end of season sale! But when we started to click through, we were heartbroken to discover that most of the items aren’t being sold in many sizes. Sigh. So, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that are still available in a nice range of sizes. You won’t find bargain basement prices, but if you’re looking to splurge on a bit of high fashion, there’s great stuff to be found including Isabel Marant crystal earrings reduced from $550 to $385. Kate Middleton‘s go-to brand, Issa, has a black sequined dress at half price for $732.50. Emma Watson fans, this one’s for you: the belted Carven dress she recently wore on the Today show has been marked down to $726. Rag & Bone desert boots originally sold for $450 and are now $315. Shop fast though—we can’t promise these chic pieces will be around much longer!