19 posts tagged "Catherine Malandrino"
Kirkwood’s U.S. Open, “The Patron Saint of Hipsters” Heads To Brooklyn, Cake Walking On The Runways in New Zealand, And More…
Nicholas Kirkwood is setting up shop in the States. The British footwear designer will open his first U.S. store in New York on Washington Street early next year. [WWD]
Taavo Somer (left), the man behind Freemans restaurant, Freemans Sporting Club, and the Rusty Knot, opens his highly anticipated Brooklyn restaurant, Isa, next week. What should we expect from “one of downtown’s most imitated tastemakers of the last decade?” For one thing, no deer heads, that’s for sure. [NYT]
We have a few days until New York fashion week begins, but New Zealanders got a head start with their very own fashion week. Here’s something you don’t normally see at a runway show: Auckland-based label Huffer closed with a patriotically dressed model popping out of a cake. Sweet! [Huffington Post]
Designer Catherine Malandrino has cancelled her New York fashion week presentation. Hurricane Irene is not to blame for this one-the designer’s rep says “the company is in a time of transition” and “we’ll be back in February.” [Page Six]
This week marks the official start of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Tennis players continue to up their style game, and their outfitters—like Nike and Fila—are reciprocating. Nike players Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer are stepping out in bright red, pink, and blue—not your traditional whites. Fila’s players, like Svetlana Kuznetsova, are wearing the brand’s new capsule Pierliugi Collection. Named after Pierluigi Rolando, a former Fila lead designer, the collection is one of several they are rolling out in celebration of the company’s 100-year anniversary. Even if you aren’t actually playing in Flushing, no reason not to up your court style. Here, Style.com’s grand slam picks.
From top left to right: Lacoste + Catherine Malandrino pointelle polo dress, $450, www.lacoste.com; Fila 100-year jacket, $120, www.fila.com; Chanel racquet, price on request, available at select Chanel stores; Cortiglia Marina Bianco tennis tote, $465, www.cortiglia.com.
“Ooh la la, I was such a little girl that I can’t remember my first Lacoste piece,” Catherine Malandrino told Style.com last night, at the Mondrian Soho for a party celebrating her capsule range for the storied French brand. “It was probably a little white polo, but I have been growing up with Lacoste—my grandfather, my father, everyone, it’s really part of my family.” And maybe it was the family connection that helped her create a 12-piece collection for the label, one chic enough to bounce from the tennis court to a garden party. Malandrino (left, with Paper Magazine’s Mickey Boardman and Luigi Tadini) seems more fit for the latter, but admitted she’s game for sports as well. “I am a very active girl; I do winter skiing and all of this, but in a very effortless way and never trying too hard,” she said. It might be a little tricky to win a match wearing the maxi polo dress she had on, but she’d certainly look good trying.
For most of us, macramé conjures up images of hemp-loving hippies, not the master of minimalism herself, Phoebe Philo. But Spring found the Celine designer channeling the festival set with woven vests and jackets. And she wasn’t alone. “Macramé is effortless,” said Catherine Malandrino, who knotted thin strips of leather into a linen T-shirt. Easy, yes, but not undone. At Gucci and Emilio Pucci, handiwork and magpie embellishments decorated bold evening looks for an effect that was far from folksy. And it doesn’t get any more fab than Roberto Cavalli‘s “Ultravixens of Glamazonia,” as we called them in our review.
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