51 posts tagged "Chloe"
Knife, accordion, box, plissé—however they executed them, designers sent pleats aplenty down the Spring runways. We’re not talking about the stiff folds of your starched schoolgirl uniform here. Haider Ackermann and Chloé‘s Hannah MacGibbon showed fluid, body-skimming incarnations that swished with each step. Richard Nicoll achieved a similar effect with sun-ray pleats that fanned out from the waist. “I used pleats to create architectural necklines and flattering volume,” he told Style.com. “They add a mathematical, modern-looking edge to longer lengths and ethereal fabrics.” Others gave classic creases an update by using Day-Glo brights. Miuccia Prada’s sweet shirtwaist dress at Miu Miu, for example, came in an acid green. And at Rue du Mail, Martine Sitbon created a unique patterned effect by layering micro-pleated aqua tulle over a graphic shift.
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En pointe is on trend. We saw the germ of balletomania in the Spring collections in New York and Paris, where Hannah MacGibbon at Chloé showed bodysuits and wispy, tutulike skirts, Gilles Mendel tapped Christian Louboutin to customize shoes with ballerina ankle laces, and Cynthia Rowley borrowed her set pieces from NYCB ballet master Peter Martins. And what began on the runway is starting to take shape in the street, too. Opening Ceremony has just opened its dance-inspired Repetto shop-in-shop at its 35 Howard Street store, where pirouetting mannequins offer every variety of the classic dancers’ flat (pictured). MacGibbon’s version will hit stores, too, come spring—her brilliant vermilion model is one of the many you’ll find in our new Accessories Index when it launches next week. Don’t expect the trend to let up any time soon. The much anticipated, Rodarte-costumed ballet drama Black Swan, which has been making the festival rounds for what feels like years, finally comes to U.S. theaters in December.
Rumor has it that Linda Evangelista (left) has split with her current beau, Hard Rock Café 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]
It’s a big day, quite literally, for Elie Tahari: The designer opened a new 2,250-square-foot shop in Saks Fifth Avenue, the largest on the retailer’s fourth floor. “I thought Ron [Frasch, Saks’ president and CMO] was going to give me my own zip code,” Tahari said. [WWD]
And it’s about to be a big week for menswear. According to a rough count, there are 42 men’s presentations and shows scheduled for New York fashion week (not counting coed presentations), making this season the largest for menswear in memory. [WWD]
What do girls want? To shop online for designer clothes. Nothing too strange about that. What is strange is that designers and their reps don’t seem to understand why. [NYT]
Racked applies itself to some heavy-hitting investigative journalism and discovers that the mysterious @FashionWeekNYC Twitterer is…some guy named Nathan Stobezki. Case closed, probably. [Racked]
Good news from fashion’s revolving doors: Vogue‘s Ethel Park has been named T‘s new senior fashion director. [NYT]
Bad news from fashion’s revolving doors: Chloé CEO Ralph Toledano has left the company; designer Hannah MacGibbon is said to be “devastated.” ]Fashionologie]
Everywhere I go, I’m seeing mini bags. It always makes me wonder what you can actually fit in them—a lipstick and some keys? But here’s something you can: Chloé’s new folding Dionée sunglasses, which bend down into a tiny little package and fit in their adorable egg-shaped case. (They’re the first foldable sunglasses the label has made, and their compact size makes them perfect for traveling, too.) Ever since I first laid eyes on them, I’ve been obsessed. I love the utility of the foldable shape, but even more than that, I love the round, retro style. It will go perfectly with my long summer dresses and work equally well in early fall, when I change my daily uniform to high-waisted pants and button-downs.
Chloé Dionée folding sunglasses, $398, available now at Chloé stores nationwide, chloe.com