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July 31 2014

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4 posts tagged "Barneys Co-Op"

For Those April Showers…

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For Spring, the New York-based designers Monica Paolini and Sean Monahan of Sea were asked by Barneys Co-Op’s fashion director, Tomoko Ogura, to create a raincoat exclusively for the retailer. “We felt there was a void in the market for stylish, functional raincoats,” explains Ogura, who picked Sea along with a handful of her other favorite brands, like Isabel Marant, Rag & Bone, and 10 Crosby, for the project. Sea’s answer to the assignment, an Italian lace number, perfectly fits Ogura’s fashion-meets-function requirements. “We always sell lace well, so when Barneys asked us to develop a raincoat, we wanted to do something that was a bit more special than a standard raincoat,” Monahan tells Style.com. “So we worked with the mill and came to this coated, sealed lace.” Style.com has a first look at the jacket ($495), here. The full range of raincoats from each brand is available now exclusively at Barneys.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Linda Calls It Quits, Chloe Shares The Stage, Barneys Comes To Brooklyn, And More…

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Rumor has it that Linda Evangelista (left) has split with her current beau, Hard Rock CafĂ© founder Peter Morton. Apparently she wanted to spend too much time in Canada, he preferred L.A.—ah, yes, that old bicoastal breakup story. [Page Six]

The Times dispatches a reporter to the holy grail of designer knockoffs: The giant flagship Zara in Madrid, where the intrepid correspondent finds a treasure trove of imitation Celine. The Prado can wait! [NYT]

Don’t look too closely at the Raquel Zimmermann add for Chloe’s new fragrance, Love, Chloe. In an oversight that’s proven slightly embarrassing for all involved, Inez and Vinoodh shot Zimmermann in a full Chloe look—and a YSL belt. Whoops. [WWD]

And it’s opening day for the newest addition to the Barneys Co-Op family. The retailer—which recently celebrated its 25th birthday—opens its doors in Brooklyn this morning. [Racked]

Photo: Venturelli / WireImage

Barneys Co-Op Turns 25

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When Barneys New York founded its Co-Op levels and stores in 1985, they were, as Style.com editor in chief Dirk Standen put it to the store’s Julie Gilhart, “in the vanguard of the mix-and-match approach.” “We never thought of Co-Op as a place where you find secondary collections,” Gilhart demurred. “It’s a place where you find something different.” Different as in not seen before (but almost always seen after) in other stores—and different, according to many designers whose careers Co-Op has nurtured, as in making all the difference to the fledgling businesses. “We are so happy the Co-Op exists to expose small brands,” Vena Cava’s Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai said recently. They’re not so small anymore. Phillip Lim agrees. Co-Op, he enthuses, “is like the A&R people of the fashion industry: They are the first to discover and support young talent.” That young talent is giving back for its 25th anniversary, offering exclusive products in stores and online. They include (left to right) a soft cowl-neck dress from Wayne, a cloud-print shirt dress from Vena Cava, and a fur-hood anorak from Theory that’s perfect for the cold weather soon to come.

Photos: Courtesy of Barneys

Paper‘s Prettiest, Béhar’s Specs Appeal, And More…

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Paper magazine has announced its annual list of Most Beautiful People, and as you’d expect, the picks are a little more off-kilter than, say, People‘s. But we’re glad to say they include plenty of fashion-world favorites, from models Hanne Gaby Odiele and AJ Jacobs to designers Ohne Titel and Prabal Gurung. [Paper]

There’s no stopping the Co-Op. Barneys is continuing to expand its lower-priced standalone stores, opening this year in Santa Monica, Calif., and Brooklyn, N.Y. Reached for comment, our outer-borough editor remarked, “There goes my paycheck.” [WWD]

Speaking of Barneys, creative director Simon Doonan devotes his latest Observer column to that most pressing of subjects…”donkey dick.” No, really. [Observer]

The Runaways director Floria Sigismondi basically made a feature-length music video, so no surprise she’s got some decided opinions on the genre. Sigismondi spoke with Dazed about her faves, which Racked has helpfully compiled for your afternoon time-wasting. [Racked]

And Yves Béhar, the French design wizard who masterminded the One Laptop Per Child laptop, has designed a pair of customizable two-tone glasses (pictured) as part of a children’s education initiative in Mexico. (The name says it all: Ver Bien Para Aprender Mejor—See Well to Learn Better.) Any way we can get a pair, too? [T]

Photo: Courtesy Yves Béhar