11 posts tagged "Anthropologie"
“It’s a combination of all the things I love,” said Peter Som of his debut capsule collection for Anthropologie. Anyone who’s familiar with Som’s punchy, feminine womenswear range knows that the designer has a particular fondness for floral prints (evidence: Fall 2013). So it’s no surprise that his eleven-piece line—which, priced between $128 to $360, features flirty frocks, easy summer skirts, a maxi dress, and more—is full of bright, blossoming patterns. “The collection has that off-kilter, patchwork, kind of magpie sensibility. It’s about a quirky elegance,” offered Som, who’s also working on a forthcoming accessories capsule for the retailer. On the fauna front, a tried-and-true Som favorite—his Spring 2012 zebra-head print—lent itself well to the playful eccentricity of Som’s Anthropologie wares. “I’m of the Diana Vreeland school of thought,” said the designer when asked about the zebras, which appear on a sweet little sundress and a tank. “Zebra is a neutral.” Available online and in stores from May 17, Som’s youthful summer looks debut above, exclusively on Style.com.
New Yorkers lucky enough to attend Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ three-night stand at the Beacon Theatre last week might have caught a glimpse of chanteuse Sharon Van Etten, who was singing backup for Cave at the shows. But in this video for the Brooklyn-based label Ace & Jig, Van Etten is front and center. The singer stands stock-still, her 2010 track “One Day” playing in the background, as Ace & Jig designers Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson race back and forth in a blur, dressing Van Etten in clothes from their Fall 2013 collection. “We’re big fans of Sharon’s music, and we listen to her all the time at the studio,” explained Wilson when asked how Van Etten came to be cast in the video. “Since we’re both Brooklyn based, we reached out, and it turns out she was a fan of Ace & Jig, as well.” For those unfamiliar with the brand, which is sold at stores such as Anthropologie, its USP is its signature textiles, particularly custom yarn-dyed materials woven in India. And according to Vaughan, the purpose of the video was not only to showcase Van Etten’s formidable deadpan but also the many ways this season’s geometric weaves, quilted cottons, and Lurex-threaded materials inspired by Egyptian assuit cloth could be layered together. “It’s a perfect mishmash,” she said.
Christian Louboutin (left) gets the full-on profile treatment in The New Yorker this week, when Lauren Collins—who has also profiled Donatella Versace—sets out to explain the shoemaker’s mythic allure. The Louboutin secret, according to the man himself? “Le petit quelque chose qui fout tout par terre,” he says, quoting a French saying—that is, the little thing that, ahem, fucks everything up. [New Yorker]
Wonder Woman is coming back—again—and she’s got a whole new look. Specifically, as a preview of her new TV-show costume suggests, one that includes latex pants. [EW]
Riccardo Tisci may be on point of accepting the Christian Dior job, but he revealed recently that he almost turned down the Givenchy one he currently holds—until his mother told him she’d have to move into a retirement home to save money. He accepted the offer and the rest is history. In other words: good one, maman. [Vogue U.K.]
And there’s life after Barneys for legendary retailer Judy Collinson: She’s just been appointed executive director of women’s apparel at Anthropologie. [WWD]
Koi Suwannagate is heading to Anthropologie, which is fast becoming this season’s serious high-low contender. Suwannagate’s offerings will register on the higher end of high, with prices stopping just shy of $300. If her gorgeous detailing comes through, we think it’ll be worth it. [WWD]
Juicy Couture will soon be invading your air space. The mega-brand is set to open four airport shops starting in December, which means you’ll never have an excuse for wearing a mismatched tracksuit again.
Clothes from Norma Kamali and Anthropologie, shoes from L.A.M.B., bags from Michael Kors and Dooney & Bourke, and makeup from MAC will all be available at eBay’s holiday pop-up in NYC, timed to entice shoppers over the Thanksgiving holiday. This could be your chance to come face-to-face with shopper ilovechanel817. Don’t let her outbid you again. [WWD]
Rumor or truth, the fact that someone claims A-Rod has a self-portrait in the likeness of a centaur over his bed is some of the best gossip we’ve ever heard. [Us]