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Under the Influence with ATM

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Anthony Thomas Melillo is in good company. About two years ago, Melillo launched ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo, his line of luxe leisurewear basics, which has retailed exclusively at Barneys (it was Mark Lee, in fact, who encouraged the venture) and select boutiques from the start. Since the range’s inception, Melillo has kept his vision focused by updating best-selling T-shirts in featherweight modal or the perfect sub jersey, and also slowly introducing more categories. “We expand everywhere that feels natural,” he said at a preview of ATM’s new collection. In recent seasons, the designer has incorporated cashmere knits and casual sweats (best done in combination) into his repertoire, as well as a shirting group and easy dresses. But Melillo really stepped things up for Fall ’14 by adding relaxed suiting and proper outerwear to the mix. Marled gray jackets and topcoats had tailored appeal but wore with the ease of your favorite sweatshirt. Meanwhile, Melillo cut two styles of trousers—either wide and slouchy or slim—and debuted his first leather biker jacket and a cool, sporty puffer.

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To unveil the latest lineup, Melillo is rolling out a digital campaign featuring a handful of industry influencers on the brink, who brought their respective personalities and stories to the clothes. ATM’s assorted cast of characters includes: model-slash-photographer Coco Young, model-slash-perfumer Leilani Bishop, DJ-about-town May Kwok, emerging stylist Ian Bradley, and even entrepreneur Joshua Stern, who founded the I Know The Chef app. “I’ve always tried to focus on creating for real people. Are they overexposed? No. Are they people trying to do cool things? Yes,” offered Melillo. “Most of them have already been wearing ATM, so we connected it back to that, and everything came together in an organic way.”

ATM’s Fall ’14 Influencer campaign debuts on Style.com. For more information, visit atmtees.com.

Photos: Eric Guillemain  / Courtesy of ATM

Hats On

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Since launching their line in 2008, Brooklyn-based hatmakers Molly Yestadt and Jane Pincus of Yestadt Millinery have had an unmistakable cool factor that has drawn the likes of Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne, and Vena Cava’s Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock to enlist their services. So It comes as no surprise that the duo brought on a very hip crew of friends, including Matt Kliegman, Dev Hynes (who, you might recall, was on the arm of Alexa Chung during the recent runway shows), and Coco Young, to shoot their Spring ’12 video, debuting exclusively here on Style.com.

“The drive behind this collection was really to try to capture that very light, very summery feeling through the fine woven straws we used,” Yestadt tells Style.com. “We manipulated the shapes with minimal trimming and let the materials shine in their natural, raw states, and I think this translated to the video through Matt’s unique vision and Dev’s light and winding soundscape.”

In the short film, shot on the Long Island Sound, Young and Lyle Lodwick show off some of Yestadt Millinery’s best sellers, like wide-brim hats and boyish baseball caps, as they flit about enjoying the final days of summer (to custom sounds by Hynes). “[We wanted] to capture that late-summer love—it’s hot as hell, the shadows are long, and you can’t help but to get the sense that September is quickly approaching,” says Yestadt. Luckily for us, spring has only just started and the lazy days of summer are ahead.

Photo: Courtesy of Yestadt Millinery

Araks, With A Little Help From Her Friends

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Giving up creative control is tough for any designer, but for her lookbooks, designer Araks Yeramyan of Araks hands off the reins. For the second season in a row, Yeramyan has commissioned friends and well-wishers of her brand to shoot her wares however they want. She sent a small group of collaborators—including Richard Chai, filmmaker Gia Coppola, and model Coco Young—each a camera and two sets of her feminine lingerie. (The results are varied. Chai shot a curly-haired model leaping in midair; Coppola shot hers lounging on a furry shag rug.) “We get the pictures back and don’t alter them before sending to print,” the designer told Style.com. “So you really just have to hope for the best.” To up the ante this time around, Yeramyan included people who weren’t necessarily within her immediate circle of friends. “I always have to push myself a little further,” she explained. “I went on instinct. Some of the contributors didn’t really have the same aesthetic as me, but I still admire their creative point of view.”

Photo: Courtesy of Araks

A Bright Spot In January

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Bold strokes of black acrylic paint and built-up fluorescent polymer gel isn’t what you would expect from a painter based in the French countryside, but Hermann Amann isn’t one for conventionality. “He’s such an interesting man; you can’t even have a conversation with him without him suddenly talking about colors or going over his work out loud,” curator Alexis Dahan said at last night’s opening for the 76-year-old artist. Up for the next three weeks at Half Gallery, Fluorescence is the first U.S. show for Amann, but Dahan, a photographer whose own work has been featured in Purple and W magazines, was attracted to Hermann’s oeuvre early on. “I was his secretary when I was 17,” Dahan explained. “I realized then that I couldn’t be a painter myself. I saw what it took; you can’t just make painting your hobby.”

With wintry conditions on both sides of the Atlantic, the German-born painter couldn’t make his own show, but had he made the hop, he would have been greeted by admirers such as Justin Giunta, Cynthia Rowley, and model Coco Young. “Those bold colors are what caught my eye first,” Half Gallery owner Bill Powers began. “I was walking past Alexis’ office and he had one of Hermann’s paintings up. That’s how the show idea came about.” Young, who’s served as painter John Currin’s muse, offered a like-minded observation: “It’s nice to see a bright pop of color in the middle of winter.”

Fluorescence runs until January 22 at Half Gallery, 208 Forsyth St., NYC, www.halfgallery.com.