36 posts tagged "Bottega Veneta"
At last night’s Housing Works Fashion for Action fundraiser benefitting the organization’s work to end homelessness and AIDS, co-chair Patricia Clarkson offered a special gift-with-purchase to shoppers: herself. “If you buy ten things, I’ll go home with you!” the Oscar-nominated actress announced. Sadly, that offer was one night only (and in all likelihood, not entirely in earnest), but you don’t need to have been at last night’s benefit to reap the largesse of fashion brands including Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Reed Krakoff, and Ralph Lauren. The public sale runs from today through Sunday at Housing Works’ Chelsea thrift shop, and an online auction is now running as well, with tickets to Oscar de la Renta’s Resort ’14 fashion show, a $750 gift card to Neiman Marcus (currently well under its $750 value), and a taping of Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live! on the block.
Fringe has circled in and out of fashion since at least the Great Gatsby era, and the shaggy stuff materialized once again at some of Spring’s most memorable shows. Joseph Altuzarra, Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier, and Nina Ricci’s Peter Copping took silk tassels in a glam direction; their slinky looks shook with each step down the runway. And speaking of glitz, how about those metallic tinsel-covered numbers from Versace? We’ll be seeing those on a red carpet sooner rather than later. The Rodarte girls went rock star, whipping up Claude Montana-esque leather biker jackets that are sure to be popular with the street-style crowd, while Saint Laurent’s Hedi Slimane created a crocheted leather duster-length cape that complemented the covenlike look of the overall collection.
CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW of our favorite fringed looks for Spring.
Bottega Veneta’s Tomas Maier has made a policy of hiring artists to shoot the label’s ad campaigns. His previous collaborators have included Nan Goldin, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and Tina Barney. For BV’s new Resort lineup, he turned to Collier Schorr, an artist best known for portraits of adolescents that merge realism and fantasy. “I’m drawn to the immediacy of [her] images…the fearless dynamic between artist and subject,” Maier says in the video we’re debuting exclusively here. “The campaign and the collection are about surface and what’s beneath, about the layers that create a look and an identity.” For more of the designer’s impressions on Schorr and the collection, watch the clip.
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.
Today in Milan, the annual Salone del Mobile kicks off—the Milan furniture fair to me and you. And once again, fashion labels from both home and abroad and using the gathering to extend their reach from their clients’ clothes to their living spaces, debuting new collections and pieces.
Donatella Versace is one of Milan’s hometown heroes breaking out new wares for the occasion. “I think this is our ultimate home collection since it’s the perfect blend of fashion and design,” she told Style.com of the new offering. “It’s pure fashion in 3D! I wanted to make my outfits live in the homes of people and I think I finally succeeded. I love it because it is so direct and powerful that people will have no doubts when they see it: they’ll know it’s Versace.” It’s hard to imagine who else would combine leopard print, gold, heraldic crests, and crowns—on a single chair (left). But there’s subtler charm, too, in Versace Home’s gold-detailed leather sofa and undulating coffee table, debuting exclusively here.
If there’s no mistaking Versace, it’d be hard to mistake Maison Martin Margiela, either: the Maison has once again created a temporary apartment at the fair to showcase its furniture, produced by Cerruti Baleri. New for the season is the Lazy console table, scaled-down to off-kilter smallness, and a “shrinking” upholstered headboard, the Lolo (below). Continue Reading “Fashion And Furniture Meet In Milan” »