78 posts tagged "Balmain"
The Fall 2012 runways saw a resurgence of gold. Recall the baroque embellishments at Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain, Versace—the list goes on and on. But silver is not completely dead. In fact, it seems to be in a revival state, thanks to brands like Acne, Elizabeth and James, Giuseppe Zanotti, and more. We’ve rounded up five Fall separates to prove that all that glitters is not gold.
1. Elizabeth and James blazer, $565, available at www.bergdorfgoodman.com
2. Acne metallic trousers, $1,292, available at www.matchesfashion.com
3. Giuseppe Zanotti metallic bootie, $995, available at www.forwardforward.com
4. Essie No Place Like Chrome nail polish, $7, available at www.target.com
5. Jil Sander pouch, $430, available at www.net-a-porter.com
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Balmain Gets Social; Ryan McGinley On His Exhibitions, Opening Tonight; Outtakes From Marilyn Monroe’s Last On-Set Photo Shoot, And More…
Balmain wants to be your friend. The French brand launched Facebook and Twitter accounts today in an effort to be less “closed to the consumer,” according to Balmain CEO Emmanuel Diemoz. The brand’s 25-year-old creative director, Olivier Rousteing, tells WWD, “It’s an experience. I will reply, and be the first to check it and see if there are a lot of ‘likes.’ ” [WWD]
What films top Emmanuelle Alt’s favorites list? The Paris Vogue‘ editor in chief recently revealed the 15 French films that made the cut exclusively on Vogue.fr—and if you hadn’t already guessed, Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist made the list. [Vogue.fr]
CNNCTD+, the creative agency run by DJ Roman Grandinetti and Bibi Cornejo Borthwick (the daughter of designer Maria Cornejo), has commissioned 100 of its favorite people to record bits and pieces of their daily lives for a special NYC audio diary. Participants include the likes of Cindy Sherman, Santigold, and André Saraiva, who chose to recite French poetry on girlfriend Annabelle Dexter-Jones’ voicemail. Awwww. [Nowness]
Artist Ryan McGinley is set to open dual exhibitions, Animals and Grids, tonight at the two NYC Team Gallery locations. If it’s anything like his last opening (“3,000 people showed and the police shut it down,” he says), then it’s sure to be a rock star affair. During an interview with the team at Opening Ceremony, he admitted, “I don’t consider myself a rock star but I take advice from them. Mick Jagger once told me, ‘Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.’ ” Wise words. [OC Blog]
Vanity Fair‘s June issue will certainly not go unnoticed. The magazine features outtakes of Marilyn Monroe’s last on-set photo shoot with photographer Lawrence Schiller, who photographed the bombshell in the nude, and also reveals a strong rivalry between Monroe and the late Elizabeth Taylor. [The Hollywood Reporter]
“Embellishment was extraordinarily intimidating,” says New York-based designer Rachel Antonoff, whose namesake label, sold at retailers like Barneys and Steven Alan, has for several seasons skewed more cute than glam. (“I design for myself in my daydreams,” she jokes, “so it’s me—but a little bit taller.”) But she took a new step in a more elevated direction for Fall when, on the recommendation of friend and fellow designer Timo Weiland, she enlisted the help of Milaaya Embroideries, a Mumbai-based fair trade sewing co-op whose client list includes big name designers such as Balmain, Lanvin, Marni, and Givenchy. “I loved all the fabric people in New York, but this was just a really special environment,” says Antonoff, who equates Milaaya’s New York headquarters (they also have offices in Milan and Paris) with “a candy land of embellishment swatches.”
The result is a brightly colored, checkered embroidery that adorns select pieces of Antonoff’s Fall ’12 collection. Dubbed by the young designer as “the chiclet,” after the gum, the playful pattern of glass beads and cotton threads can be found on chic, collared dresses (the Jack combo dress, pictured) and simple T-shirts with festive sleeves. This foray into embellishment has already garnered “best-selling” potential from a slew of interested buyers, and the designer plans to continue the experiment in seasons to come. That is, if she can overcome her new problem. “Now I have to figure out how to avoid going embellishment crazy,” she says. “It’s like chocolate, once you have a little taste you have to learn how to scale back.”
After several seasons of stacking contrasting hues one atop another, designers are simplfying things for Fall with monochromatic looks in a Crayola box assortment of shades. Working with a uniform palette plays up subtle differences in texture and fabric. Alexander Wang, for example, hit on this season’s must-have color with a head-to-toe burgundy outfit that mixed slick quilted patent with distressed leather and nappy suede, while Olivier Rousteing and Peter Dundas brought velvet and fur into the picture, respectively, at Balmain and Emilio Pucci. As for the tonal trend’s street cred, most New Yorkers (and Paris Vogue editors, for that matter) are already well versed in the advantages of wearing head-to-toe black. But more adventurous dressers are embracing vibrant tones. See: Hanne Gaby Odiele (who else?) in her mint Acne cable-knit sweater and cropped pants, and another stylish gal who matched her bright red coat to her fiery tresses—or perhaps dyed her hair for the occasion.
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The filing deadline for 2011 tax returns is right around the corner on April 17, and we don’t know about you, but the Style.com team has already been plotting how we’re going to spend our refunds. Being the shrewd shoppers they are, executive editor Nicole Phelps and market director Marina Larroude have selected timeless Fall looks like the evening tuxedo from Peter Dundas at Emilio Pucci and Altuzarra‘s updated peacoat, both of which are totally (or at least arguably) reasonable when you break down their price-per-wear ratio. For several other staffers here, a government reimbursement is the perfect opportunity to splurge on items they wouldn’t typically consider. Fashion news editor Matthew Schneier has his eye on one of the “brooches for bros” from Kim Jones’ latest Louis Vuitton menswear lineup, and editorial coordinator Jessica Minkoff is coveting a decadent, embellished Balmain biker jacket—that one might set her back several year’s worth of returns, but hey, a girl can dream, particularly when it’s at the expense of Uncle Sam.
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