Kirna Zabete fetes Raf Simons' cruise collection; plus, a pair of collab launches
A cocktail event at the new Kirna Zabete store in Soho kicked off a busy Monday night of parties. Well, not quite new: Kirna Zabete cofounders Beth Buccini and Sarah Easley had a soft opening with friends and family in July, but they opted to wait for party season to throw a big bash. Said Easley, the arrival of Dior's 2014 Cruise collection was an occasion worth celebrating. Her first job in New York was at the label, translating wholesale documents from English to French. "Even today, Dior is a favorite."
The evening's second stop was DVF's Meatpacking District boutique, where von Furstenberg toasted her collaboration with Harley Viera-Newton: a bag and headphones inspired by Marmite, the deejay's black-cat-turned-Instagram-style-icon. A bevy of Viera-Newton's friends turned out, but the guest of honor was nowhere in sight. "Marmite couldn't make it. She was being such a diva," Viera-Newton told Style.com. "Believe me, I tried!"
After the DVF get-together, many revelers hopped a block down Washington Street to the Warby Parker store, where the eyewear brand celebrated its own collaboration with stylist Leith Clark.
The capsule collection is Clark's first major project since departing niche title Lula this fall, and the stylist said, "I just started to feel comfortable, and I prefer to feel a little crazy. I like to be challenged, so this sounded great to me." A portion of all sales from the partnership go to Girl Up, a UN campaign building awareness and funds to foster leadership in young women around the world.