13 posts tagged "Akris"
Is Karl campaigning for mayor of Saint-Tropez? Following Chanel’s Resort show there last month, the label has now opened a temporary store on site, too. Louis Vuitton, not to be outdone, has opened a new, larger store on the Riviera, too. [WWD]
Bergdorf held its first “virtual” trunk show this week, with W‘s Alex White and BG fashion director Linda Fargo chatting with Akris’ Albert Kriemler via Skype. “OMG” seems the only rational response. [WSJ]
The New York Times investigates Milan menswear’s preoccupation with the gigolo. Rent boys, big in ’11? (And because we need no better excuse, here’s the original—Gere in American Gigolo—left.) [NYT]
Tommy Hilfiger, the newly appointed world leader of the nonprofit Millennium Promise, will address 1,000 chief officers at the U.N. tomorrow to discuss initiatives to end world hunger. [WWD]
And Refinery29 offers a peek at the Fall ’10 range from accessory designer and newly minted CFDA award winner Alexis Bittar. What to expect: geometric designs, gunmetal grays, and antlers. Price on request for that antler piece, which presumably doesn’t include the cost of any sweaters it may snag and ruin. [R29]
Don’t take it personally, Tracey Ullman (or fellow past hosts Fran Lebowitz and Jeremy Piven), but this year’s CFDA Awards will be host-less. (OK, maybe take it a little personally.) [WWD]
Fashion’s most mysterious Tweeter, @dkny, gives a lengthy interview to discuss her life in cyberspace. Sadly not included: her actual identity. Foiled again! [Stylecaster]
The Journal gives one hardworking and underappreciated fashion laborer its due: the inkjet printer. Improvements in technology have allowed labels like Akris, Zac Posen, Valentino, and Helmut Lang (whose digitally printed top is pictured, left) to create wild prints faster and more cheaply than with old screen-printing methods. [WSJ]
Kate Moss wore her Kate Moss for Topshop romper backwards to the London launch of the new collection today. Because she’s Kate Moss, and Kate Moss can do that. [NY Mag]
And, finally, the name says it all: “Men in Tights: A Brief History.” [The Moment]
Move over, Madonna. Louis Vuitton’s new face for Spring is Lara Stone, who’s been shot by Steven Meisel rolling around in the dirt. Vuitton exec Antoine Arnault described the campaign as “fresh and summery,” hopefully to coincide with brighter times—because nothing says “financial rebound” like mud-caked finery. [WWD]
Meanwhile, Akris has a new face for Spring, too: Omnipresent Daphne Guinness, who rocks a jet-black bob. Badger stripe or no, the eccentric heiress is about as unlikely a client for the minimalist Swiss label as could be, but somehow it’s working. [Fashionista]
Lady Gaga opted for a floor-length red PVC gown, with enormous puff sleeves and matching eye decals, to meet Queen Elizabeth II of England. That’s a relief. We were worried she was going to go with something weird. [New York]
And an item we missed the first time around from Basel: Ryan McGinley recently hit Utah for a Winter Olympics shoot with outfits by…Rodarte. Theirs are some of the most flammable outfits we’ve ever seen, so here’s hoping the Olympic torch was kept at a prudent distance. [Hint Mag]
Bras, corsets, tap pants, and briefs were exposed all over the Spring runways, with unexpected designers like Akris‘ Albert Kriemler joining lingerie lovers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano at the panty party. No doubt about it, innerwear as outerwear is one of the season’s top trends. But does the look work off the catwalk? Can you really show up to a meeting dressed as Madonna in her Like a Virgin phrase? We asked the experts.
“Naturally, I’m not hoping to see a lot of inappropriate bare skin and literal lingerie showing in the workplace,” says Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo. “I’m foreseeing a spike in lace-edge slips emerging from hemlines and sheer, pretty hosiery again.” However, if you are thinking literal, “the best way to wear lingerie is to take it out of context,” explains Fabiola Beracasa, who’s been known to rock a black corset over a white tee. “And make sure it’s delicate and expensive-looking, not trashy,” says stylist Kate Young. Her Spring pick? Stella McCartney‘s plunge-front nude lace halter. A couple of hard and fast rules: Exposed elastic bra straps are a no-no, only silk will do (Jean Yu); and if you do experiment with transparency, don’t leave home without a jacket (Kelly Cutrone). And, finally, this from a master of the seductive arts, Domenico Dolce: “Don’t be too audacious. Save something for the imagination.”
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