22 posts tagged "Catherine Malandrino"
Catherine Malandrino’s pretty cocktail dresses and polished separates seem an unlikely backdrop for an installation by street-inspired artist Curtis Kulig, but that’s the just kind of pairing you’ll find at the designer’s Soho store. After a renovation of the boutique, Malandrino gave Kulig free rein to create—in this case, artwork is on a variety of media including Plexiglas and freestanding sculptures, and will debut via a cocktail party tonight.
The French designer first came across Kulig’s work in the office of Paper magazine’s Kim Hastreiter. “She had these skateboards and I just loved this one by Curtis that said ‘Love Me,’ ” the designer tells Style.com. “Then a few months later I happened to meet Curtis at an event through a friend.” The two became friends, and the installation sprung from a few conversations the two had a couple months ago. “I love this idea of the boutique, which started 12 years ago, having different chapters in its life,” she says. As Malandrino’s first retail store, the Soho location holds special meaning. And as for how her ladylike customer might react to Kulig’s bold work, the designer is quick to point out: “My customer is polished and likes refinement, but she’s also very audacious.”
The Love Oui series is on display April 20 to 27 at Catherine Malandrino, 468 Broome St., NYC.
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.