5 posts tagged "Asos"
The only thing worse than last week’s subzero temps and blankets of snow? Discovering (via Instagram, naturally) that most of your friends are in fact enjoying white sand beaches, bronzed skin, and tropical drinks in some far-flung locale. At this point, we would be game for any warm-weather escape (especially with fashion week approaching in February), but the destination of choice seems to be Tulum, Mexico. We can’t quite explain how or when the ancient city became de rigueur for the fashion set, but we say: If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Even if you’re just prepping for the warm months ahead, embracing the vivid florals, earthy jewelry, and splashy colors of Mexico might just distract you from the inclement weather outside your door. Shop our favorite Tulum-inspired pieces by Tabitha Simmons, Pamela Love, Aurélie Bidermann, and more, below.
1. Pamela Love “Empire Reflection” cuff, $299, available at shopbop.com
2. ALICE by Temperley “Poppy Story” silk-appliquéd crepe mini dress, $450, available at net-a-porter.com
3. ASOS bright floral embroidered clutch, $64, available at asos.com
4. Tabitha Simmons “Lou” silk-jacquard pumps, $845, available at net-a-porter.com
5. Aurélie Bidermann Pachacamac 18-karat gold-plated medallion necklace, $870, available at net-a-porter.com
Markus Lupfer’s cheeky embroidered sweaters caught our eye long before Balenciaga’s cartoon sweatshirts and Kenzo’s logo tops made the street-style rounds. But it’s edge, not cheek, that’s on display in the new capsule collection the British designer has just created for ASOS Black. Case in point: leather minidresses, pencil skirts, and motorcycle jackets done in a shattered kaleidoscope print with intricate cutouts. A matching envelope clutch and platform booties round out the range, which caps off at $350. The collection launches this Monday, November 12 on Asos.com.
The schedule is set (well, almost) and invitations are trickling in. Fashion week is on its way, which means it is time to take on the daunting task of planning seven days of fashion show-worthy outfits. It wouldn’t hurt to take a cue from Esther Quek, the group fashion director of The Rake magazine, who turned up at the Paris Couture shows in a handful of effortlessly cool looks. The bold floral top paired with tailored trousers and strappy patent leather Bottega Veneta heels (pictured) is one getup we may have to replicate for Day One at the tents. We’ve rounded up the five essentials to get the look, below.
From top left to right: Kenzo floral sweater, $420, available at www.net-a-porter.com; Joseph cropped trousers, $309, available at www.farfetch.com; ASOS collar necklace, $59.61, available at www.asos.com; Bottega Veneta cage sandal, $342, available at www.neimanmarcus.com; Anndra Neen shark cuff, $485, available at www.kirnazabete.com.
Assuming you survived Thanksgiving excess and the Black Friday dash, today offers a new opportunity to overindulge: Cyber Monday, Black Friday’s online sister sale. E-tailers are slashing prices on end-of-season fall merchandise, with discounts climbing to 50 percent at many major stores, including Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter, where you’ll find goods from Dolce & Gabbana (above left), Oscar de la Renta, Marni (top right), Missoni, Balmain, and Valentino (above right) at half off. The Canadian retailer Ssense.com is slashing prices by up to 50 percent on A.P.C., Mulberry, Rag & Bone, and outré options from Hussein Chalayan and Maison Martin Margiela. In menswear, L.A.’s South Willard has begun its fall sale, cutting prices on Band of Outsiders, Stephan Schneider, and Margaret Howell, and over in London, LN-CC and Asos are both offering 20 percent discounts for Cyber Monday—good until midnight tonight. Happy shopping.
Cat-ear caps. Pompom pumps. Mink sunglasses. No doubt about it: ‘Tis the season of the out-there accessory. The latest designer to join the odder-is-better mix is Londoner Louise Gray, whose new collaborative jewelry line with Asos—under the umbrella of the e-tailer’s Asos Inc. incubator program—goes on sale this week.
Retailer/designer collaborations are a dime a dozen, but Asos sets its apart by allowing designers the opportunity to create categories that aren’t already part of their lines. Its first Asos Inc. designer, Thomas Tait, created his first bags; Gray used the chance to launch jewelry, which will also be styled into her upcoming show. Her pieces are all smiles—not to mention googly eyes.
“The jewelry I wanted to make was fun pieces that could be layered up or worn alone,” Gray told Style.com. “They have a carnival feel to them, like the duck whistle earrings, the large scale packets of fries, and the sun earring wearing sunglasses. They’re definitely for enjoying.”
The Gray pieces, which include pendants, earrings, studs, and even a working bell, are plated in 22-karat gold. They retail for between $60 and $295 on www.asos.com.