92 posts tagged "Barneys"
You may want to think twice about stealing Max Zubari’s girlfriend. The actor/model and former co-designer of bullet-ridden brand Parballe has gone solo, in more ways than one, launching his new label Loha Vete with a T-shirt embroidered with his feelings about both his ex and the guy who took her away from him. “I just thought it would be interesting to write something true on a T-shirt,” the London-based Zubari explains. “Something really personal. Usually, you think of a tee as this mass-produced item, and I wanted to flip that by celebrating my love for this one person and, you know, sharing how I feel about this other person, who shall remain unnamed.” Zubari does give a little something away by calling the item his “Die Orlando Die” shirt. (If you’re conjuring images of pirates right now, you’re on the right track.) And though he’s not spilling his heart all over the entire debut Loha Vete collection for Spring ’09, which is selling at stores such as Barneys New York, Brown Focus in London, and Luisa Via Roma in Italy, Zubari has made each piece personal in other ways. “The idea is to take these really basic shapes—like a pair of jeans—and instead of doing ten styles, do one style with ten kinds of work on it.”
Thakoon Addition hit stores last week and we’ve been hearing some very impressive tales of sales. (It can’t be hurting that a slew of Resort shows have created a sort of fashion week lite. We’ve definitely spotted editors in TA.) Panichgul’s best-ofs line has the windows at Barneys New York on Madison Avenue (pictured here), where fashion director Julie Gilhart reports, “Thakoon [Addition] has been selling so well.” Gilhart specifically mentions the asymmetric hemmed Falling Petals dress for $895 and the floral lace draped pocket tank frock for $785. Bergdorf Goodman’s Roopal Patel tells us much the same story. “Let’s just say there will be many PYTs running around in Thakoon Addition,” she says. Further downtown, Kirna Zabête is eagerly awaiting its shipment. “We’re expecting it any day,” says Beth Buccini. “But people are asking about it.” Meanwhile, Thakoon Addition Spring 2010, which hits stores with Resort in November, is ready for editors to have a look and place their orders. Check out this sneak peek, above right.
Mark your calendars. On September 10, the first night of Spring 2010 Fashion Week, stores across the five boroughs of New York (and around the world) will stay open until 11 p.m. and lure customers with designer, model, and celebrity appearances; fashion shows; and other unique happenings. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans for the citywide initiative to jumpstart retail sales, which has been dubbed Fashion’s Night Out, at a press conference this afternoon with a who’s who of New York designers and retail heavyweights arrayed behind him. Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and NYC & Company, which is the city’s official marketing and tourism organization, are sponsoring the evening. “Even in good times, retail employees aren’t bringing home paychecks to support a middle-class standard of living,” said Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union president Stuart Appelbaum, who shared the dais with Bloomberg, Vera Wang, and Terry Lundgren of Macy’s, among others. “This initiative not only serves consumers, but helps provide a needed boost to New York’s retail industry at a time when it’s needed most.” New York City causes stand to benefit as well. Forty percent of the proceeds from a Fashion’s Night Out T-shirt that will be available in August will go to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, while donations of gently used and newly purchased clothes will go to HIV/AIDS charities. To register for Fashion’s Night Out updates, visit www.fashionsnightout.com. But from the looks of the fashion types in attendance, you can depend on the participation of Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Tory Burch, Phillip Lim, Coach, and many other designers. One hundred and twelve days and counting…