6 posts tagged "Christophe Lemaire"
After covering 400-something collections over the past month and a half, we’re finally settling back into our office chairs and putting together the season’s big themes. Reflecting on our favorite moments from the Fall shows, there’s a consensus here at Style.com that the season’s sparest, simplest looks were the strongest. Derek Lam, Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller, and Christophe Lemaire at Hermès were among those who rose above the notion of trends to turn out classic suits, clean blouses, and crisp trousers. Their clothes had the direct, no-fuss appeal of uniforms.
Perhaps designers’ pared-down proposals were a playful jab at flashy street-style scenesters. Are those girls starting to resemble characters out of a comic book, or what? Maybe, just maybe a few of the oft-photographed types outside of Lincoln Center and in the Tuileries will take a back-to-basics approach next time around. A girl can dream, right?
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Change is in the air at Lacoste: In September, longtime creative director Christophe Lemaire showed his final collection for the house, and Portuguese designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista is gearing up to take the reins. In the world of eyewear, too, the sands are shifting. The label relaunches its sunglass range with a new collection—produced by Marchon, the optical giants who create shades for Fendi, Jil Sander, and Michael Kors, among others—that hits stores tomorrow. The specs draw on the French label’s heritage, including its most notable piece: the polo. In homage to the shirt René Lacoste made famous, several of the new sunglasses come in piqué styles—with, of course, a tiny croc to match.
Lacoste sunglasses, $120 to $180, are available tomorrow at select Lacoste locations; for more information, visit www.marchon.com.
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Bend it like… Swank? Hilary Swank is apparently the latest silver screener to get in on the celebrity-design game: She’s developing her own line of sporty activewear. [WWD]
Spend it like… Mizrahi? Isaac takes The New York Times through his Sunday ritual, which includes a morning swim, a midday dog walk, and plenty of HBO before bed. [NYT]
Hem it like… Hemingway? Modelinia walks us through its top ten best-dressed models of 2010, from stalwart veterans like Kate and Natalia to insurgent newcomers like Dree Hemingway (left) and Elisa Sednaoui. [Modelinia]
Bienvenue to Lemaire: WWD checks in with former Lacoste designer Christophe Lemaire, whose first collection for Hermès debuts in March. With all due respect to his predecessor, Jean Paul Gaultier, and his “virtuosity,” Lemaire says his own vision for Hermès will be closer to that of Martin Margiela, who helmed the house from 1998 to 2003. [WWD]
And au revoir to Robin Givhan-at The Washington Post, at least. The paper’s longtime fashion critic, who’s headed to Newsweek and The Daily Beast, signs off with an impassioned defense of fashion and its permanent place in the Beltway. [Washington Post]
For his last show as creative director of Hermès—Christophe Lemaire takes the reins next season—Jean Paul Gaultier pulled out all the stops for an equestrienne extravaganza. (The designer recently admitted he can’t even ride a bicycle, much less a horse, but no matter.) And how did he kick up the luxe even further? By shrinking it down. The house’s brass-ring buy, the Birkin, was scaled down to almost gemlike proportions: It dangled off a model’s bracelet and even got toted around in a larger bag, just barely visible through a standard-size, “transparent croc” Kelly. Cute has been a keyword of Spring ’11 accessories in Europe—like the giraffe heels at Louis Vuitton and the starburst bags at Miu Miu—and here’s the latest precious addition.
It’s a hat trick for Michael Kors: After being honored by the CFDA (with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award) and the Fragrance Foundation (with induction to the Fragrance Hall of Fame), Kors scored his third nod, from the Cancer Research Institute for his work raising awareness about and funds for breast cancer. [WWD]
Stella McCartney is expecting! The designer revealed yesterday she’s pregnant with her fourth sure-to-be-adorable child with husband Alasdhair Wills. Congrats to the happy couple (and to all those moms thrilled for what another kid might mean for the extension of Stella’s GapKids line). [Vogue U.K.]
Christophe Lemaire, while creative-directing Lacoste and preparing to take the reins at Hermès womenswear, has somehow found time to show his own collection off-schedule at Couture week. It marks his first runway showing since 2003. [WWD]
Disney’s Toy Story 3 comes out tomorrow, and to celebrate (and merchandise, of course) the event, Disney has tapped designers to create special tees based on the characters. Victor Glemaud took on cowboy Woody, Cassette Playa did astronaut Buzz, and Costello Tagliapietra, Hamm the pig. They’re all available now at Revolve Clothing. [Fashionista]
Beyoncé is reportedly retiring the “Single Ladies” dance. “Single Ladies” dance, we hardly knew ye! Actually, that’s not true—we knew ye pretty well. New York magazine took a moment to remember the highs and lows of the dance craze, and its finest practitioners (from Justin Timberlake to Liza Minnelli). [NY Mag]