After a day of trudging to shows in the rain, it was a welcome relief to step into a cozy, cool teenage bedroom–the setting of Markus Lupfer’s presentation. Models lounged on the bed, talking on a burger phone or hugging a giant stuffed bear, while others strummed pink guitars or stared dreamily into the distance, Read more →
LONDON–The Clothes: Cool colors like silver, pale pink, and icy blue were rendered even chillier in glittery Lurex and on a pale fish skin print. Since the colors and fabrics spoke so loudly, cuts were simple–boxy tops, mod-ish short sleeved A-line dresses, and sleveless shirt dresses. Lupfer also used sequins in playful ways, lining sleeves Read more →
The menswear shows have overshadowed the women’s resort collections a bit, but that’s why we’re here–to make sure you didn’t miss anything good. After our last two roundups, resort month, we’ll call it, has started to taper off. You can decide whether or not they’ve saved the best for last, but designers like Karl Lagerfeld Read more →
Each season, London-based designer Markus Lupfer creates a video to accompany his collections. We heart them because, like his clothes, the videos are always witty, original and reference some aspect of pop culture. For resort, it was ’60s mockumentaries. For fall 2012, it’s Japanese pop videos. It’s hilariously bizarre in the way that so many Read more →
Taking fuddy duddy, traditionally American things and turning them into high fashion seems to be a budding trend. (See: Glamping.) The latest target of the luxury fashion world’s makeover is everyone’s favorite holiday tradition: The Christmas Sweater.
Somewhere between classy (as defined by Derek Blasberg) and campy (as defined by Corky St. Clair) is this list of Christmas sweaters from big name designers like Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs. It’s the best new mix of high and low, plus you’ll probably wear these Christmas sweaters again, as opposed to the one your mom made you with yarn and a hot glue gun. (Sorry, Mom!)
Check out the festive options available for Christmas and get in the holiday spirit!
In recent years, video has become increasingly popular as a promotional tool for many industries, but especially fashion, which makes perfect sense given the highly visual nature of this world. Plus, uploading a video onto Youtube and watching it go viral is much more cost-effective than, say, paying thousands of dollars for ad space in Read more →
Markus Lupfer is another one of these great London-based designers poised to break into the American market in a big way. His fun, knitwear-heavy line is sold in several stores in the UK, Shopbop, Net-a-porter, Opening Ceremony, and has just been picked up by Neiman Marcus and Barneys—perhaps two of the most important retail doors this side of the Atlantic Ocean. He has done collaborations with Cacharel and Mulberry and found fans in girls like Daisy Lowe, Lily Allen, Alexa Chung and Florence Welch.
The latter actually starred in Markus’ latest project, a short film directed by Tabitha Denholm, in which Welch, Irina Lazareanu, Sadie Frost, Mary Charteris, Valentine Fillol-Cordier, Margo Stilley, Jan DeVilleneuve, Liddie Holt and Gary Card, play characters with bizarre afflictions and personality disorders. Called The Puzzle of the Mysterious Mind, the humorous, tongue-in-cheek film is meant to have the feel of a ‘60s mockumentary. Florence, for example, plays an extreme clothes hoarder while Irina is globophobic, meaning she has a fear of balloons. Each character is dressed to the nines in Markus Lupfer resort, which we got to see up close at Monday night’s screening event at the Mondrian Soho penthouse. There are many of his signature knits with fun stripes and colorful sequined embroidery, like trompe l’oeil belts and red-lipped mouths, plus a few great mini dresses.