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July 29 2014

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Resort ’15: Highs and Polos

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poloWhether or not you live according to The Official Preppy Handbook or have strong opinions about popped collars, if you’ve been following the Resort collections, you’ll recognize that designers are championing polos in a major way. Of course, the ones they’re showing are anything but basic. Jason Wu paired a clingy knit style with a slit pencil skirt to sexy effect, while Derek Lam riffed on the sporty staple by adding military-inspired epaulets at the shoulders. A pair of sunny yellow piqué looks turned up at Reed Krakoff and Band of Outsiders, and Nicolas Ghesquière sent a flashy lamé version down his Louis Vuitton Cruise runway. Polos are turning up in the streets, too, on tastemakers like David Beckham and Rihanna, who was spotted courtside at a Clippers basketball game in Céline’s ribbed Spring ’14 dress. Take it from RiRi, you can and should mess with a classic.


Here, a slideshow of stylish polos.

EXCLUSIVE: Scott Sternberg and His Dog, General Zod, Offer a Personal Look at Band of Outsiders’ Starbucks Collaboration

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What is it with designers and the food biz these days? From Jeremy Scott’s McDonald’s-themed Moschnio collection and Karl Lagerfeld’s supermarket, to Anya Hindmarch’s “Have a Nice Day” totes and the paper sacks at Jil Sander, fashion is embracing the visual feast that is the mass food industry. “There’s something about fashion that’s super exotic and untouchable. It’s an exclusive world,” said Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg. “But there’s an overlap. If you’re a fashion consumer, you’re still engaged with these [food] chains. It just seems to me that mass and lux are playing with each other,” the L.A.-based designer told Style.com.

Sternberg has found his own way of merging those dichotomous worlds via a new collaboration with Starbucks. Following in the footsteps of brands like Rodarte, Charlotte Ronson, Alice + Olivia, and Jonathan Adler, Sternberg has created a series of limited-edition ceramic coffee mugs. “I’m a consumer of the product—every morning, I order an iced Venti Red Eye, unsweetened. In the afternoon, it’s an iced Venti Green Tea,” said Sternberg when asked why he was drawn to the Starbucks project. “I think all the messages and images I can put out there will hopefully give people a fuller understanding of what I do, and that it will engage them to check out [Band of Outsiders] further. Starbucks is such a huge platform.” Indeed it is, and this team-up will no doubt gain Sternberg exposure—his mugs, priced at $14.95, will be available at many of Starbucks’ more than 12,900 stateside stores from June 24, as well as online from June 10.

As for the design, Sternberg was inspired by the word drip. “There are so many slang terms for coffee, and drip is my favorite. Visually, when that word came into my mind, I could see the paint dripping out of the top of the tumbler.”

Next on the designer’s docket is Band of Outsiders’ new Manhattan store, which will open this August on Wooster Street between Spring and Broome. Lucky for Sternberg, there’s a Starbucks two blocks away.

Have a look at how Sternberg and his dog, General Zod, use their Band of Outsiders for Starbucks cups below, exclusively on Style.com.

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“My Band + Starbucks tumbler finding its place at my desk next to my army of vintage Pez dispensers.”

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“Lady Starbuck riding the California waves.”

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“Zod chillin’ at home on the sofa with his Band + Starbucks tumbler.”

Photos: Scott Sternberg

The Split-Second Preview: Band of Outsiders

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The Fall ’14 Ready-to-Wear collections are under way in New York, and will be followed by the shows in London, Milan, and Paris. Before the new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length at 140 characters or less. Our entire collection of Fall ’14 previews is available here.

Band of Outsiders

WHO: Band of Outsiders, designed by Scott Sternberg

WHERE: New York

WHEN: Sunday, February 9

WHAT: “Romanticism, surrealism, humor.” —Scott Sternberg. The designer sent us a teaser image from his Fall ’14 lineup, above.

Photo: Courtesy of Band of Outsiders

On The Double

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Balenciaga's double breasted Resort lookNothing says “alpha female” quite like two rows of buttons. Balenciaga, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Versace—we noticed a sharp uptick in double-breasted power suits in the Resort collections. More surprising, celebrities have taken to the look, too. Kristen Stewart turned up at the Chanel Haute Couture show in a snug quilted jacket fresh off the label’s Cruise runway (paired with barely there micro shorts), and Aimee Mullins worked the Cannes red carpet in a black-and-white Emilio Pucci two-piecer. Designers like Christopher Kane and Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg, meanwhile, offered modern spins on the classic with a Prince of Wales check shift dress and a cute romper, respectively.

Here, a slideshow of our favorite double-breasted looks.

Albertus Swanepoel and Co. Put Their Heads Together

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Albertus Swanepoel hats on head forms by Cushnie et Ochs, Irene Neuwirth, Richard Chai, and Suno

South African-born, New York-based milliner Albertus Swanepoel has been creating hats for such brands as Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Club Monaco since 2004. So today, a few fellow CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund alums—many of whom have sent his custom toppers down their catwalks—have made a little something for him. The hatter will open his very first exhibition, A Milliner’s Story, this evening at downtown boutique Odin, and his wares will rest on bespoke hat forms by the likes of Suno (above, bottom left), Band of Outsiders, Richard Chai (above, bottom right), and more. For instance, Cushnie et Ochs designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs turned out a noggin made from black snakeskin (above, top left), and Irene Neuwirth created a pink face adorned with semiprecious stones (above, top right). “I didn’t really give them any direction, and I was very impressed with [the designers'] craftsmanship and technical skills,” Swanepoel told Style.com. “Those things are very important to me.” Continue Reading “Albertus Swanepoel and Co. Put Their Heads Together” »