74 posts tagged "Comme des Garcons"
Finally, an uplifting recession scorecard report: Shoe sales are way up. We swear we had no idea. [NYT]
Donatella confirms rumors that Georgia May Jagger (our latest Beauty Icon) is the face of the new
Escada: Saved! The label has finally been acquired. [WWD]
The Jimmy Choo collection is still a month-plus away from landing at H&M, but plans for the next guest designer are under way: Sonia Rykiel will take on the masstige market not once but twice, first with a holiday assortment of lingerie in stores December 5, followed by a knitwear collection in February. Our stripey knit prospects just got a whole lot brighter. [Telegraph U.K.]
Comme des Garçons and the Beatles—so out of left field, we almost should have seen it coming. Rei Kawakubo’s latest collaboration, with the Fab Four, will result in handbags available this November in London and Tokyo. WWD already used “I Wanna Hold Your Handbag,” but are you ready for our Beatles joke? We sure hope it’s not a long and winding road until the bags make it to New York! [WWD]
Donald Fisher, Gap co-founder and longtime CEO, died this Sunday. If you wear black, make sure it’s denim. [WWD]
Oh, The Beautiful Life, we never knew you. After only two episodes, the CW’s newest fashion world vehicle, starring Mischa Barton, is off to greener pastures. And no, we don’t mean syndication. [Variety]
First man Spanx, then man skirts, now mantyhose? Let’s just pretend that last one didn’t happen. [The Cut]
In addition to the occasional jeweled hair ornament, Daphne Guinness wears several proverbial hats. Let’s see: There’s stylist, muse, designer, model, and collector of haute couture. Last year, she added filmmaker and now, with the launch of a new fragrance called Daphne created with Comme des Garçons, her latest title is perfumer. Or at least commercial perfumer, as Guinness has long been concocting her own delicious scents. “It took two-and-a-half years,” says Guinness of the Daphne process. “We went through seven versions and I was there every step of the way, really top to bottom.” Daphne goes on sale today at Dover Street Market in London (and worldwide on September 18), where last night she showed a short film she created to creatively extend and in a way explain her latest project. We caught up with Guinness during the editing process to chat about tuberose, Topshop, and pterodactyls. Click above to see her film Mnemosyne, and for more information go to http://themnemosyneproject.com/.
I don’t know much about the film other than it’s not a veiled commercial. Can you fill me in?
Because I interview so badly, I wanted to make a kind of anti-commercial—an explanation of what it is when I start talking about memory, music, and the idea of certain smells bringing back childhood memories. It’s like time travel. Suddenly it takes you back 20 years. Also, when you give birth to something, you go through a feeling of elation and then you come to a grieving period. My way of dealing with the fact that I’d done the final version of the scent was to extend it with an appendage. I had been through the process last year when I did a pendant for another project that I did, which was the sale of my clothes.
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André Balazs has made certain guests at the Standard hotels will be able to bare all this summer. Quiksilver bikinis and board shorts will be available for purchase from poolside vending machines in August, so now you really have no reason to stay dry. [WWD]
There’s been a design-team shakedown at Salvatore Ferragamo. Massimiliano Giornetti, the menswear designer, will now be taking on womenswear as well. He will replace Cristina Ortiz, whose designs were a bit too “sexpot,” for Fall 2010. [WWD]
The tomboy trend that we picked up on at the Fall shows is still going strong for Resort. Witness the Marni look, left. So, we thought, why not send a few of the most fashionable women we know on an inspiration-seeking mission at the men’s Spring 2010 shows? Comme des Garçons was popular and Adam Kimmel got a pair of shout-outs, too. Click to see the rest of their favorite finds.