Scott Sternberg always thinks carefully about the music for his shows. Billie Holiday was wafting through the showspace as guests entered, and it seemed the singer also influenced Sternberg’s Band of Outsiders fall collection. Though the music switched to Fiona Apple’s “Hot Knife” for the actual show (another amazing song choice), the clothes stayed true to Holiday’s time. There was a ’40s bent to the collection: Day dresses were a bit more slim-fitting than what we’re used to seeing from Sternberg–rouched knee-length skirts hugged the body; elbow-length gloves, fur collars, and red lipstick upped the ladylike factor; and a sponsorhip from Swarovski meant that crystals added glamor to evening looks.
So where does that quirky LA hipster thing we’ve come to expect from Sternberg work its way in?
“This is game control” says Scott Sternberg, his voice rising above the din of 6th avenue traffic passing us while we sit in his bespoke Band of Outsiders studio on wheels, its glass walls giving NYC a look inside the designer’s fall 2013 menswear collection, and into his rarified mind.
Inspired by the notion of urban utopia, maps, globes and architect Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasília, Sternberg is showing his newest menswear collection by sending two models, Matt and Miles, on a scavenger hunt throughout Manhattan. There’s a different look for each clue, and the hunt is being livestreamed throughout the day.
Inspired by The Hunger Games and Battle Royal, Scott Sternberg sent his California girls into battle comfortably at his Spring 2013 show.
While waiting to interview designer Scott Sternberg after his boy. by Band of Outsiders show yesterday I saw Aziz Ansari hanging around. So I had to treat myself and grab a few words with one of my fave comedians.
Fashionista: So what brings you here?
Aziz Ansari: I’m covering the show for Vogue for Kids. But there’s no kid’s stuff, so I don’t know why I came. All of the stuff, none of it is available in kid sizes.
I don’t know why they sent me.
Handsome and rugged leading men are having a fashion moment (see: Prada’s fall campaign and Ewan McGregor for Belstaff). Band of Outsiders is the latest label to tap a full-blooded male from the silver screen as its face.
For Boy. by Band of Outsiders’ spring look book, Scott Sternberg took yet another one of our favorite actresses on a dreamy, well-dressed Los Angeles adventure and documented it with a Polaroid. We can’t think of a better subject than Michelle Williams, or a better representation of this collection or this brand.
What New York girl doesn’t dream of one day owning a wardrobe that’s as cool and self-possessed as Diane Keaton’s in Manhattan?
Well thanks to BOY by Band of Outsiders‘ Pre-Fall collection, that dream can be your reality (provided you have a fat wallet too, of course). Designer Scott Sternberg said he had Keaton in mind when designing the collection, which is chockfull of tomboy separates, and librarian-chic skirt suits and dresses. “I was re-watching Manhattan for like the 15th time,” he said. “And that way of dressing that you see in Diane Keaton’s character – corduroy suits, button ups, a certain type of plaid, a high neck, etc. – just seemed really fresh, or close to it…certainly in need of an update but the nice start of an idea about dressing for the fall.”
Scott Sternberg has a gift for getting only the most awesome people to wear is clothes and his latest campaign (we’ll call it a campaign, but it’s really just a bunch of scanned polaroids on the internet) is no exception.
Each season, to make us want his clothes even more, he shoots polaroids of celebrities wearing them, usually around L.A. James Marsden, Dave Franco, Donald Glover, Jason Schwartzman and Andrew Garfield (swoon @ all of them) have all taken a turn and, most recently, Kirsten Dunst modeled Sternberg’s boy. and girl. spring collections. For fall 2011, he chose Harry Potter’s Rubert Grint and Tom Felton (a.k.a. Ron Weasley and Draco Malfoy) as his stars.
He told Style.com,
I love those films and the characters so much. They’re full of imagination and endless ideas. With the last film coming out this summer, it felt like a cool opportunity to capture this moment in these two actors’ lives, and give them a chance to poke a little fun at the whole thing too.
Sternberg shot the campaign at the Magic Castle in L.A. A couple of the polaroids popped up yesterday, and here are all the rest, via the BOO blog. Click through to see Ron and Draco playing with magic cards and imitating funny paintings and stuff!
LOS ANGELES–The famed Hollywood Forever cemetery played host to quite the quintessential all-American hipster summer soiree on Wednesday night as cool kids Joel Madden, Andrew Garfield, Sarah Silverman, Jenny Lewis, Scott Sternberg, George Kotsiopoulos and more gathered to fete Band of Outsiders, Net-a-Porter and Mr. Porter.
To set the tone, plenty of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, RC Cola and warm weather fare (meatball sandwiches, potato chips, macaroni salad and more) were served up to the stylish crowd of industry insiders mingling amongst tombstones and morbid memorial sites.
“The cemetery totally creeps me out, but I came anyway to support the brand,” laughed Madden, carrying his personal picnic basket while scouting out a supreme spot on the grounds to watch the screening of the classic 1979 film Meatballs, starring Bill Murray. “They have been doing basic before anyone else. Now basic is actually very big, but Band of Outsiders was years ahead. They just do it right.”