The Lanvin event at Barneys was equal parts stand up comedy routine and high fashion runway show. Alber Elbaz brought his trademark boxy for an in-store fashion show, which was hosted by a glowing, gorgeous Uma Thurman. Twenty-six looks were presented, all feminine, all frisky and all fun. Elbaz can work a trunk show like no one's business. Like Bill Blass before him, and like Michael Kors today, he loves reaching out and meeting his women. "I used to say women are strong, but men are powerful. Strength is internal. But women today are strong and powerful, and that's a deadly combination," he laughed. "That's the women I'm dressing." But more importantly, the customers love him too. And it was a little show like this one that proved exactly why women all around the world love his designs and him as a designer.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Is it just us or is it really just that everyday we open up WWD we find the designer Karl Lagerfeld is taking on a new odd project?! We're really beginning to think Karl Lagerfeld is a robot deep inside. Well, going back to the topic, Karls latest endeavor is designing a helicopter. He’s been tapped by Anglo-Italian company AgustaWestland to makeover both the interiors and exteriors of their VIP helicopters, so we can expect to see a chopper with Lagerfeld‘s face on it hitting the skies soon. The company said Lagerfeld’s “creativity and sophisticated style” would allow it to “introduce a new, limited edition, customized solution” for its growing customer base–and would no doubt attract a certain kind of fashion-y clientele. AgustaWestland also noted that while the collaboration will initially focus on the AW139 twin-turbine helicopter, “the partnership may be extended to other commercial models.” And at the rate Karl is going with these collaborations we’re sure they’ll have a whole fleet in no time. We can’t wait to see the helicopters interior and exterior when the remarkable designer is done designing them!!
Friday, April 6, 2012
Check out this odd collaboration between the revered Italian brand and computer game Final Fantasy XIII-2. For its 25th anniversary the virtual cast of one of the gaming world's most popular franchises has been given the best ever birthday present courtesy of Arena Homme+. They'll be honoring the pages of the magazine's next issue in an amazing array of modified designer threads.
Arena Homme+'s editor, Max Pearmain, revealed that direction and escapism were the key themes for the spread and confessed, "Having a visually stunning videogame franchise such as Final Fantasy work alongside us and a leading fashion brand like Prada to create something so unique is incredible". Yoshinori Kitase, who produced the latest version of the game, agreed saying the images were 'vibrant' and dubbed the project 'a very exciting opportunity'. No wonder, it's rather a withdrawal from the norm for the hardy sims so familiar to gamers worldwide!
Catch all the outfits in Arena Homme+ which is out on April 12th.
On Tuesday 10th Lanvin will be striking The Outnet for the first time and this is an exclusive peep at some of the styles that will be on offer at The Outnet’s remarkable prices. Whether you are looking for a full on statement gown for upcoming summer weddings or an ultra feminine piece to inject some of spring’s very lady-like chic in to your wardrobe Lanvin is a go-to label.
It’s also a great label to invest in if you are looking for a classic wear forever dress, like this Little Black Dress – teamed with pumps for day or sandals by night and lashings of Lanvin-esque statement jewellery it will be a wardrobe gem season after season.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
In the cover of ELLE Rihanna wears a studded lambskin jacket and skirt from Versace, with an oval link necklace and cable bracelets from David Yurman looking ever so striking and fierce. Read the full interview where the Barbadian beauty opens up about finding love, having children, and how the incident with Chris Brown was her “liberation” and see more photos in the May issue out on April 17!
The label has produced four distinctly un-French but astoundingly beautiful bags as part of Hermès’ 175th anniversary celebrations. Each of the one off Passé-Guide bags is designed to represent England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. These bags will be on display at the Leather Forever exhibition, which Hermès’ will be hosting to celebrate the anniversary. The exhibition is free to enter, and runs from May 8th-27th at The Royal Academy of Arts in London, and from May 14th-31th bids will be taken online by Christies to buy them at auction and all of the proceeds will go to Royal Academy of Arts.
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The release of the brand’s new collection of fashionable his 'n' hers sunglasses for Summer 2012. With a summer full of events ahead, we're loving the frivolous frames, the gorgeous gold and bronze color palette and the classic aviator styles that pin that rock 'n' roll vibe.
The campaign, which in genuine Burberry style is the first of its kind, features Brighton-based singer/songwriter Marika Hackman, Life in Film, The Daydream Club and One Night Only. Were loving the whole Rock 'n' Roll theme!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Yves Saint Laurent latest footwear release for men comes in the form of the brand’s new eccentric Cobalt Show Loafers. Designed with the unique YSL aesthetic, the loafers are crafted with a rubber upper and outsole. The YSL logo is embossed on the tongue of the shoes. We honestly think the blue one's will look great after a long day a the beach with kakis and white unbuttoned shirt and a six pack maybe..
With The Row designing their own cashmere-swathed pairs of Superga, Alexa Chung modeling for the Italian sneaker brand, and shoe label Ash selling out of their hi-top wedge trainers five times over, it seems like the humble trainer has never enjoyed such a moment in the spotlight.
They might not be for everyone, but Ash's affordable (£149) riff on Marant's pumps have been made in beige, royal blue, blood red and, from the end of this week, pastel pink and baby blue. The limited-edition kicks will only be available on www.ashfootwear.co.uk
Starbucks has been making significant changes to break creative boundaries with its architectural advances and build-outs. The latest concept store develops out of Amsterdam and is being touted under the moniker, “The Bank.” Designed under the direction of its Dutch-born Concept Store Design Director, Liz Muller, The Bank boasts a less-than-modest floor plan that spans 4,500 square feet and is made from a range of locally-sourced and sustainable materials. Gathering its name from the former historic bank vault, the interior of the shop serves as a testing ground for the coffee giant to test out new brews, blends and concoctions within an equally as experimental environment.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a coffee shop like this down the street? or in your local mall?
YES PLEASE !