21 posts tagged "Ann Demeulemeester"
A store’s in-house label should act as a sort of sartorial caulk, filling in the cracks of its stock for a seamless shopping experience. That’s how Aloha Rag founder Tatsugo Yoda has been working for some time, lining the racks with occasional one-off pieces. But he’s now making it official with the store’s first house label for Spring 2010. The ten-piece capsule riffs on iconic pieces but transcends the basics with Yoda’s love of deconstruction and detail. (This is, after all, a guy who buys heavily into Margiela, Demeulemeester, and a host of Japanese labels.)
You can see the subtle flash of a gold zip running up the side of a classic white boyfriend shirt ($240). Apparently Yoda, like us, is a fan of modular clothes. Simply undo that zip for an A-line shape. A heather gray hoodie ($185) has the same feature, only in the middle of its back. There’s a strong utilitarian vein running through a military blouson ($380), the shorts-over-sweats Rocky pants ($280), and a boxy Chanel-esque jacket in distressed plaid flannel ($320). Also part of the new private label is Thakoon Panichgul’s men’s cardigan collaboration with 5+1 Annapurna. Here’s a wish-out-loud for an equally cool women’s collab for Fall.
Last Thursday night, Angelenos gathered in Venice for a pre-opening party to celebrate the U.S. debut of the avant-garde footwear salon Mona Moore. Known in Montreal and online (Cate Blanchett is a fan) as the place to score shoes right off the runway, the well-edited boutique features labels such as Ann Demeulemeester, Pierre Hardy, Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, and Marni. “It’s been a long time coming,” said co-owner Lisa Dashiell Bush, who hosted the party with her partner Anna Maria Varriano and Rose Apodaca, whose A+R shop sits across the street on Abbot Kinney. “We’re excited to see who our clients are when we open tomorrow.” As for hot sellers, from the reactions of partygoers like Tracee Ellis Ross and designer Raven Kaufmann, we’re betting on Phi’s $1,095 black leather booties.
Mona Moore, 1112 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, Calif., (310) 452-4070; monamoore.com
Should we add Gwen Stefani to the mile-long list of Ann Demeulemeester fans? The singer, who is currently on tour with No Doubt, sported this chic update to her signature look while performing earlier this week in L.A. The graphic white and black palette, asymmetric jacket, and menswear silhouette nod to Demeulemeester’s recent collections, and the triple-lace boots look like they’re straight off the Belgian designer’s Paris runway. But we love how Gwen made them her own: the DIY-hemmed white tank, blue bra, and wallet chain are straight outta Orange County. Does it work? Or should she stick to the rasta-punk-ska style she’s known for?
Selma Weiser, founder of cutting-edge Upper West Side boutique Charivari, died late last Friday at 84. Famous for giving Marc Jacobs his first job in fashion and discovering Yohji Yamamoto and Ann Demeulemeester, Weiser will be missed. [WWD]
Burberry’s Christopher Bailey and Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massenet were named Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by the Queen this Saturday, to which we say, most excellent. [WWD]
Ronnie Wood wants to make you a Liberty of London jersey dress with a matching clutch. You’ve been warned. [Grazia Daily]