And what will Net-a-Porter look like after its merger with Yoox?
Paging Anna Dello Russo: Spanish fashion designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada has teamed up with Yoox.com on a line of one-of-a-kind fascinators. The collection, which launched today, features 30 bright and colorful headpieces that would be perfect for getting your Gaga on. Each piece was 100% handmade by the designer, which means you can get your hands on a truly unique topper featuring the likes of a pair of lips or a fried egg. And the best part? The line ranges in price from just $90 to $105.
90-year-old style icon Iris Apfel (is there anyone else more deserving of the title?) is known for the more-is-more way in which she wears her famed accessories--giant necklaces layered over each other, bangles stacked up her arms, and then why not add a sparkly rhinestone broach? And don't forget those signature oversize glasses. So it made sense when Apfel made a foray into designing her own accessories--first with HSN last year, then a collaboration with Alexis Bittar, and most recently she's collaborated with YOOX.com on a series of collections that will be available on October 24. There's the main ready-to-wear collection which is comprised of chunky resin necklaces and bangles and priced reasonably from $45 to $525; the limited edition collection of high-end pieces that make liberal use of rhinestones at prices ranging from $1195 to $2800; and finally, there's the personal collection which is comprised of actual pieces that Apfel herself has worn and loved over the years, which will retail for between $695 and $3500. When asked about selling her own jewelry, Apfel told W, "There comes a point when you need space, plus, I could use a few shekels.”
There's nothing better than a well-made chair. That is, except for a well-made shoe. For those of us almost as obsessed with furniture as we are with fashion, Milan's Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture fair, which begins April 17, is one trade show that we're sad we're missing. Of course, the city's fashion labels love to participate in the week-long event, and this year they've really pulled out all the stops.
Yoox.com made dreams come true last November 2009 when it released a collection of 100 pristine, one-off Martin Margiela pieces from 2005-2009. French