11 posts tagged "Costello Tagliapietra"
Phillip Lim, Behnaz Sarafpour, Chris Benz, Band of Outsiders, Costello Tagliapietra, and Erin Fetherston are some of the 28 designers taking legal action against bankrupt Chicago boutique Jake. They may not get their money back, but they’re loving their newfound community. That’s sweet, but we imagine they’d really love a non-bouncing check. [WWD]
Mike Albo visits affordable work gear emporium Syms and finds purses Lauren Conrad could have designed. If she was drunk and wielding a crayon. [NYT]
Juergen Teller and Marc Jacobs, eleven years and still going strong. The photog revisits the hits from his decade-plus collaboration with Jacobs, from the “hardcore” Dakota Fanning ads to—his personal favorite—shots of a naked Charlotte Rampling. [The Moment]
Included in the Telegraph‘s “ten anti-trends for winter” must-buy classics are the top, the skirt, and the trousers. Why, yes, we were planning on incorporating those somewhere in our fall wardrobe. Thanks! [Telegraph]
Read here for updates on Daisy Lowe and her sawdust toilet. Oh, yeah, and her new jewelry for Swarovski. [W Editors’ Blog]
Is there such a thing as a healthy addiction? Philip Crangi may have discovered one: The jewelry designer is, by all appearances, addicted to collaborations. The past few seasons have seen Crangi go on a creative spree, working with Vera Wang, Costello Tagliapietra, Shipley & Halmos, and, as part of his 2008 CFDA/Vogue nominee duties, the Gap. Now Crangi has added buzzmeister Jason Wu to the mix. “I like to think of it as Cartier du Congo,” says Crangi of the rhinestone-paved necklaces and earrings he’s conjured for Wu’s Fall ’09 show. “It’s kind of tribal, but it’s elegant.” Crangi is also taking his tribal fixation in a more abstract direction this season as he continues his collaboration with Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos. His necklaces, earrings, and belts for their show feature long, spindly pieces of metal “almost like spears,” as Crangi puts it, hung off of thin fiber-optic wire. “It’s like the idea of a necklace or a crude drawing of one, more than an actual necklace,” says Crangi of his design, which lies long and square and askew across the chest. “It’s an interesting concept to play with,” he adds. “You know, that’s why I like to collaborate so much, and
with so many different people—working with other designers allows me to experiment with new ideas. And it’s good to stay in that habit.” In other words, no intervention required.
Costello Tagliapietra‘s show on Sunday was an atypically accessory-driven affair: Inspired by The Night Porter, a film Robert Tagliapietra cheerfully calls “super-sick,” the design duo had roughed up their soigné clothes with all manner of leather goods. Leather suspenders, leather watchman’s caps, leather belts. The covetable leather and brass cuffs came courtesy of Philip Crangi, but where had Costello and Tagliapietra sourced the rest of the dungeon-ready stuff? “Leather daddy shops,” admitted Jeffrey Costello. “Where else?” In other words, girls trying to replicate the Costello Tagliapietra look for Spring need only venture to, say, The Leather Man. (And in case anyone fears getting spotted by a passing acquaintance while making that trip, bear in mind that The Leather Man is right across Christopher Street from the new Rag & Bone shop, so you can always pretend to be lost or confused.) Crangi, for his part, was unabashedly heading that way right after the Costello Tagliapietra show. “I need to look for something to wear to Oak’s bondage party,” he explained. “So that’s my afternoon.”