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Fashion News: Selfridges, Stefano Tonchi + More

Today in Fashion News: Selfridges, Britain’s chain of high-end department stores, has launched its first ecommerce site. Meanwhile, Stefano Tonchi is said to be in a neck-and-neck race with Joe Zee for the position of editor at W Magazine.

• Selfridges (pictured), Britain’s chain of high-end department stores, has launched its first ecommerce site at The new site stocks womenswear, accessories, beauty buys and more. [Elle UK]

• Catherine Malandrino has been awarded the 2010 Pratt Institute Fashion Icon Award, following in the footsteps of Diane Von Furstenberg and Ralph Rucci, to name a few. [WWD]

• Collaboration-happy Liberty Of London has announced that they will be teaming up with Manolo Blahnik on a mini-collection of footwear. The collection launches in September. [WWD]

• Conde Nast expects to name a new editor for W Magazine as early as this week, with Elle’s creative director, Joe Zee, said to be in a neck-and-neck race with Stefano Tonchi, the editor of the New York Times fashion magazine “T”. [NY Post]

• New York’s Paper Denim & Cloth are relaunching for Spring 2010 as an affordable denim brand. The line will feature jeans for $100 and skirts for $58, sold exclusively at National Jean Company. [Denimology]

• Payless ShoeSource are teaming up with Isabel Toledo on a multi-season footwear collection. The first collection will launch in September and will feature five styles. [WWD]

• Photographer Peter Lindbergh will return to Vogue Magazine after an 18-year hiatus. Lindbergh was asked to rejoin the magazine by Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington. [WWD]

• Reality star Olivia Palermo has denied rumors she was fired from Elle Magazine, saying, “Never, are you kidding me? That’s just ridiculous.” [MTV NZ]

• Rodarte has designed an exclusive four-piece collection in homage to Chinese actress Maggie Cheung. The collection was auctioned off in Hong Kong last week to benefit UNICEF. []

• Terry Richardson took to his blog over the weekend to address the sexual misconduct allegations that have come to light over the last week. [Fashionologie via Terry’s Diary]

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