The three Elicha brothers are shaking things up at the French contemporary label they founded in the late '00s.
We have a new guilty pleasure on the internet and you can find it on, of all places, Style.com. The site tapped actor/designer/filmmaker/jet-setter/all-around cool, classy guy Waris Ahluwalia to answer the questions on "how best to navigate the intricacies of fashion week" advice column-style in an amazingly insidery new feature called, cleverly, Love & Waris. Despite having a few fashion weeks under our belts, we hardly knew the true gravity of the problems facing fashion people these days. That it's taken this long for someone to provide a resource for them is downright tragic. An example of one such troubling dillema: Dear Waris, A friend has invited me to a fashion week party he's hosting, but I've also been invited to two better parties that night and can't possibly make it to all three.
Chanel just launched thelittleblackjacket.chanel.com, an "e-exhibition" of Lagerfeld-lensed models and celebrities wearing black Chanel jackets styled
What happens when a luxury company taps a worldy, sophisticated designer/actor/fashion person as their global brand ambassador? Usually, nothing. Bu
The Museum of Art and Design played host to Monday night’s Rare Earth’s Fluorescent Ball, and dare we say it was a full on fashion prom complete with art nerds, wannabes, music geeks, and those ever-present popular kids. Throw in some fluoro outfits, (some good, some bad) and you have a Prosecco-filled Monday evening that certainly boggled Tyson Beckford’s mind. We spotted him observing the room from its sidelines with puzzled awe. Although the evening’s weather wasn’t up to par, energetic DJ sets by scenesters like Paul Sevigny and Chrissie Miller certainly lightened everyone's mood, especially the cork-wedge clad group of (probable) financiers whose bump-its and fist-pumping skills proved to be an unlikely start to a wild dance party. The event served as the museum’s young patrons gala with a sale of one-off fluorescent works including a light-up noose—any takers? Always Mister Popular, Paper's Luigi Tadini favored the video installations on display, “its always nice to see movement,” he attested. Aesthetic technician and designer Christian Cota--there to co-chair and cheer on contributing artist friend Anne Grauso--said, “You need light to make fluorescent come alive, it doesn’t always work with fashion.” Rather fitting as this was evident in a few choice attendees’ ensembles, though we won’t single out offenders.
Think you've got what it takes to be the next big American fashion designer? Nope, we're not talking Project Runway here. Indeed, this is a more tangible way to obtain knowledge and receive guidance in the fashion industry. The CFDA has announced an open call for its next group of Fashion Incubator participants for the 2012-2014 phase of the program. Industry insiders will select 10 designers from the pool of applicants. This phase's sponsor is Target. Chosen designers will receive a two-year lease on studio space at a reduced rate, business mentoring and in-depth business development tutoring.
Lauren's Party Kenneth Cole is many things: activist, designer, marketing whiz. But one would never call him conservative. Or backward thinking. That's why it's no surprise that he's jumped on blogger bandwagon, inviting a slew of us to view his Spring 2011 collection at the company's showroom. (Which happens to be the former Astor stables--a gorgeous building.) The invite to the event was a Bloggie video camera, complete with a clip of Cole inviting us to "join his social network." Pretty clever--and of course hilarious.
When you think "museum benefit" you don't immediately think of the downtown fashion, art, and design cool kids club, but that's exactly what the Museu
Vanity Fair's 2010 International Best Dressed List was released today, and it's a mishmash of the obvious--Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy--and the odd: Stacey Bendet Eisner, Dylan Lauren. (We know they look fine--but really, are they the best dressed in the world?) Most Notable: Cindy Leive, Glamour Editor-in-Chief While Leive is known for her awesome editing skills, her style chops have yet to be tested. Could this be the beginning of her grooming for Vogue? Nora Ephron, Writer We love Ephron's words, but we also love her Jil Sander wardrobe. Waris Ahluwalia Not only does Waris have impeccable style, he's also a lovely person. Most Missed (Really, how could VF have left these names off the list?)