7 posts tagged "10 Corso Como"
New York-based designer Jen Kao was selected by Vogue Italia‘s Franca Sozzani and the buyers at TheCorner.com for the Vogue Talents Corner installation in Milan. While in Italy, Kao took full advantage of the situation to do a little traveling and more than a little shopping. She shares some of her snaps and memories, below.
“We arrived in Milan for the Vogue Talents Exhibition curated by Vogue Italia and TheCorner.com. After spending the first day setting up, we headed back to Palazzo Morando to meet Franca Sozzani and pose for pictures with the other designers. A dream list of guests passed through to the check out the collection, including, but not limited to, Anna Dello Russo, Margherita Missoni and Giovanna Battaglia (above), Anne Christensen, Donatella Versace, Suzy Menkes, Linda Fargo, Sally Singer, Dan and Dean of Dsquared², and Roberto Cavalli.”
“Checked in for some meetings at my booth, and then made the most necessary pit stop—at Prada! How can you choose from all the fascinating shades of caterpillar fox stoles, especially when they were made available to the public just as I walked in! I also wasn’t able to make my way out without a pair of blue and white swirly shades and black espadrille platform wingtips. That evening, we hosted a dinner for some friends at Da Giacomo (below). The food was more than something to write home about, the conversation even better, and the atmosphere better still—there’s always something to see. Case in point? Up in the right corner, paintings of personified carrots in tuxedos. And over there to the left, the most amazing vintage, printed ponyhair coat. Continue Reading “Jen Kao’s Italian Diary” »
You can take the film execs out of the film industry, but you can’t take the film industry outta them. L.A. based producer Stephanie Danan and screenwriter Justin Kern may be branching out with Co, a new line of knitted furs, silks, and cashmeres this New York fashion week, but they’re putting their West Coast talents to the project too: They’ve created a video, directed by Breaking Upwards‘ Daryl Wein and starring French siren Élodie Bouchez. Check out the exclusive debut, below. And be sure to check out our New York fashion week preview for more of what you can expect when next week’s festivities begin.
Gareth Pugh (left) has just opened his first store in Hong Kong, for which he shipped in tubs and tubs of black rubber paint from England. “What could be more me than a black box?” he asked of his design strategy. A black box full of nails, we’d say, though that might not be the most comfortable shopping experience. [Vogue U.K.]
The Lanvin invasion continues. Just weeks after opening its Manhattan store, Alber Elbaz and co. are preparing to bow on Rodeo Drive. [WWD]
And while Europe is sending its best toward America, the U.S. of A. is responding in kind: Gap is set to open its first store in Milan. But before that, the label is dipping a toe in the water with a capsule collection, designed with 10 Corso Como’s Franca Sozzani, to be sold at a temporary store during fashion week in September. [WWD]
Design it like Beckham? Victoria has apparently tapped hubby David B. to design a line of menswear to complement her own women’s collection. Do we see tattooed suits in the future? [Vogue U.K.]
Mamma mia! Is Italian suitmaking too Italian to survive? [NYT]
The French Open is well under way, a fine time to remind us all that there’s bad tennis fashion and good tennis fashion. In the latter category: the recent collaboration between Lacoste and Carla Sozzani, doyenne of 10 Corso Como. The Lacoste alligator has always been up for a little imaginative tweaking—the brand has collaborated with everyone from Jeffrey Kalinsky to the Campana Brothers—and Sozzani has given him a new accessory: a bouquet of tennis ball flowers, which he carries in his mouth on scallop-hem polos, shorts, and sneakers. The limited-edition capsule collection, available at 10CC’s Milan and Seoul boutiques and online, was inspired by Sozzani’s daughter, who apparently imagined she was a crocodile while growing up. This had mama scouring the market for croc collectibles and buying a lot of Lacoste polos over the years. (The Lacoste logo is technically a gator, not a croc, but never mind that.) The younger Sozzani may be a crocodile, but her mother’s a fashion plate through and through. Asked how she’d wear the new collection, Sozzani opined, “I’d wear the sneakers and a bag to accessorize my Alaïa dresses.”