9 posts tagged "Apple"
L.A.-based designer Clare Vivier has become the go-to girl for simple, well-crafted leather goods. You can’t walk five blocks in New York City without spotting one of her signature foldover clutches. So it makes sense that, after years of selling her accessories in NYC stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Steven Alan, Vivier (who is currently rebranding her line as Clare V.) is bowing her first Manhattan outpost. Ahead of tomorrow’s unveiling, Vivier gave Style.com an exclusive first look at the store, which, set on Elizabeth Street in Nolita, opens to the public on Friday.
Vivier, who also opened an L.A. flagship this summer, described the new store as “inspired by French apothecary architecture mixed with an L.A. vibe.” Shadow boxes line the walls, and lighting designer Gabriel Abraham built a custom centerpiece fixture to illuminate the space. “We’re also doing a nine-foot collage mural by New York-based artist Simone Shubuck,” Vivier said. “Simone is an old friend of mine, and the art will be a mixture of personal pieces from my life and the brand, some original pieces from Simone, vintage photography that fits our aesthetic, and artwork from my son.”
In addition to the full range of Vivier’s staples (foldover clutches, soft leather duffels, roomy travel bags, candy-colored wallets, etc.), the boutique will stock a selection of third-party brands, like Maya Brenner jewelry, Reinhard Plank hats, and Nasomatto fragrances. Continue Reading “Clare Vivier Lands In Nolita” »
Come mid-2014, Christopher Bailey will be doubling his workload. Today, Burberry announced that Bailey will replace Angela Ahrendts as CEO in addition to maintaining his role as creative director, which he’s held for the past six years. Ahrendts has been tapped by Apple and will step into the newly created position of senior vice president. This isn’t the first time the tech giant had looked to the fashion biz for new talent: Last July, Apple hired former Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve to work on special projects. Maybe Karl Lagerfeld was onto something with his informatics-inspired Spring ’14 Fendi collection—in any event, we have a feeling tech is about to get crazy chic.
Last week, New York. Today, London. Tomorrow, Milan. After that, the world. Do you really need a reminder that the Fall 2013 fashion weeks are in full swing? No. But if you’ve seen Apple’s latest iPad ad, you got one anyway: Our very own Style.com app made a cameo. If you’ve got an iPhone or an iPad, the app is the fastest way to get all the shows on the go, with complete runway looks, details, models, and reviews. Get it here. Nearly two million downloads to date can’t be wrong.
The latest style brand to dip a toe in the waters of “Made in America”? Apple. The tech giant’s CEO, Tim Cook, announced that it will be piloting a program to to build some computers in the U.S. as part of a $100 million effort. For now, details are scarce; the company is vowing it will not merely assemble components made elsewhere in the U.S., but it is not specifying which models will be U.S.-made, beyond saying that it is a line that is already in production. (Not necessarily laptops, then, but we can hope.) One iDay, will we see a Mac on Michael Williams’ vaunted American List?
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died yesterday at 56. “No one will take issue with the official Apple statement that ‘The world is immeasurably better because of Steve,’ ” writes Wired‘s Steven Levy. [Wired]
This week, Burberry became the first fashion brand to launch its own single by Brit band The Feeling. The song will be the soundtrack for Burberry Body, the new fragrance fronted by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. [Vogue U.K.]
Yoko Ono has leased a space in Soho to sell art by John Lennon and work inspired by him. For four days, “lithographs, serigraphs, and copper etchings printed from his original drawings” will be up for grabs. [Page Six]
Now, you can talk Jil Sander all you want—literally. Tomorrow, LG will release its new Jil Sander-designed phone, available for purchase on JilSander.com. [Racked]