From the celebrities to the sets to the casually racist clothing, here’s what happened when Chanel brought a bunch of fashion people to Dallas.
Madewell, like many fashion brands, is getting involved with Art Basel.
And while its latest collab will likely generate some buzz (we’re writing about it aren’t we), it will also actually support art.
When former Rochas creative director Marco Zanini signed on to become creative director of Schiaparelli in September, he was lured not only by the opportunity to design and show high-end ready-to-wear for the storied fashion house, but also haute couture. That opportunity will soon be realized.
A new Madewell collection is pretty much always a call for celebration at the Fashionista offices, but this is especially the case for Spring 2014, as it’s the first collection under new head designer Somsack Sikhounmuong.
Last night, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig enjoyed the perfect summer evening for a rooftop celebration to launch their Marchesa contemporary off-shoot: Marchesa Voyage. Suitably fancy guests mingled and sipped “light” fruity cocktails atop the swanky Gramercy Park Hotel while browsing displays of the new collection, which officially hits stores on September 1.
We chatted with the designers about the new collection, pleaded with them for hints about their upcoming spring show (it half-worked), and pressed them for their thoughts on diversity on the runway.
As promised, Christian Lacroix unveiled an 18-look collection for the… gradually revived house of Schiaparelli.
Each look was subtly inspired by Schiaparelli’s designs and general aesthetic. Of course, the resulting looks were anything but subtle, given Lacroix‘s signature flare for drama and opulence.
Rebecca Minkoff‘s empire just got a little bit bigger. The designer, who already has a successful line of accessories and clothing, launched denim last night, at a party filled with Minkoff devotees like Coco Rocha and Leandra Medine.
“I love denim and I wanted to give my customer another casual staple to add to her wardrobe,” Minkoff told us.
In addition to Uniqlo’s whole lab of people focused on creating technological fabrics, the brand has Nicola Formichetti upping the style ante.
Last night, new loungewear company Sleepy Jones rented out an entire boutique hotel–the Lafayette House–and hosted a 24 hour sleep-in to fete their launch. Guests were welcomed to wander through the hotel’s rooms and explore.
It was the coolest launch party/press preview I’ve ever been to–but of course, I’d expect nothing less from Andy Spade, the retail genius who helped launch Kate Spade and Jack Spade, and, at his creative branding firm Partners and Spade, has helped cool-ify companies like J.Crew, Warby Parker, Roxy and more.
I caught up with Spade (who had been up all night on Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party) to chat about why designers should stop doing so many things, and why pajamas may just be the 21st century’s office wardrobe.