5 posts tagged "CR Fashion Book"
As a member of the CFDA’s Fashion Incubator program, Daniel Vosovic was sent on an inspiration trip to Istanbul. Here, he shares the details of his Turkish getaway with Style.com.
After presenting my Fall 2013 collection in New York in February, I took a break from my design studio and headed off to Istanbul to discover all of Turkey’s delights (and, hopefully, to find inspiration for Spring 2014). Having never been to Istanbul, I had no idea what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. I was joined by my boyfriend Kieran, the CFDA’s Johanna Stout and her boyfriend Stewart, and CR Fashion Book online editor (and Style.com alum) Kristin Tice Studeman. With the W Istanbul Hotel as our base camp, we began each day savoring the country’s specialties, like dates and Turkish coffee. Afterward, we would explore the city’s breathtaking landmarks, like the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, and admire the unmatched talents of local artisans. What I treasured most, however, were the little moments spent with local shop owners, who taught me about the making of a Turkish rug, or wandering on to one of the hundreds of crooked side streets in search of an adventure.
A lesson for Istanbul: Always look up. Some of the most incredible artwork is on the ceiling.
Searching for Turkish delights—tea and more—at the bustling Spice Market. Continue Reading “Designer Diary: Daniel Vosovic’s Postcard from Istanbul” »
There are a-ha moments and then there are “Ah ha!” moments. One of the latter occurred when Tommy Ton snapped CR Fashion Book editor Shiona Turini wearing a cheeky logo tee that read “Ballinciaga” during London fashion week. No, Nicolas Ghesquière’s spell checkers didn’t take the day off. The ironic shirt was from Conflict of Interest (or C.O.I. NYC), a new label launched in September, which also offers other conversation-starting tops branded “Giraunchy” and “Bodega Vendetta.” There’s a cool backstory, too. According to its founders, who work in the industry and prefer to remain anonymous for now due to a “conflict of interest” with their other jobs, the line models itself after a fictitious government agency that raids warehouses, seizes unlicensed designer goods, and re-releases them to the public in actual tamper-proof evidence bags. “We have hilarious conversations with our friends in fashion and often use a lot of wordplay when referring to what each might be wearing,” explained one of C.O.I.’s incognito agents. “We are definitely fans of the labels we parody, and if we don’t love the original house, designer, or logo, we don’t touch it. Our objective is to create a dialogue on fashion iconography and imagery.” When the Tommy Ton photo posted, it quickly became a viral hit, and C.O.I. reportedly saw an immediate spike in sales. In the near future, C.O.I. will be putting out slightly larger collections including limited-edition hats and sweatshirts and is also in talks with some companies to do collaborative subversions of their own logos. So what’s next—Narcissus Rodriguez, Mary Katranzoo? You’ll have to stay tuned to find out.
C.O.I. shirts ($60 each) are sold on Coi-NYC.com and at VFILES, 12 Mercer St., NYC.
Carine Roitfeld—who, since her departure from Paris Vogue, has worked with V, Barneys, and launched her own CR Fashion Book—has taken on yet another new position: global fashion director at Harper’s Bazaar, where her V and CR collaborator Stephen Gan is creative director. Hearst announced today that Roitfeld will work on several stories a year for various international editions of the title, beginning in March. Meanwhile, CR Fashion Book will soldier on as well.
PLUS: Last year, Roitfeld spoke with Style.com editor in chief Dirk Standen for the Future of Fashion series. Click here to read the complete interview.
“It’s a big return, no?” Carine Roitfeld says of the upcoming debut issue of her CR Fashion Book. We wouldn’t expect the former Paris Vogue editor to do things any other way. She’s been keeping most of the details of her new biannual magazine (out next month) under wraps, but Style.com got a first look at the making of CR in this exclusive video before it launches on CRfashionbook.com later today.
The upcoming Olympic games are getting a shot of girl power. Victoria Beckham has confirmed that the Spice Girls (pictured) will be reuniting for the Closing Ceremony, along with a lineup of talents that includes Take That, Sir Paul McCartney, George Michael, and Sir Elton John. According to British publications, the girl group will perform two songs. [Vogue U.K.]
Carine Roitfeld has revealed the first full fashion image from her forthcoming CR Fashion Book. The photo offers a sneak peek at one of the spreads featuring model Juliet Ingleby, shot by Sebastian Faena and styled by Roitfeld herself. CR Fashion Book will hit newsstands on September 13 during New York fashion week. [WWD]
Hedi Slimane was quick to announce his desire to change Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent Paris and now the first images of the house’s rebranding have surfaced, courtesy of Katie Grand. The LOVE editor took to Instagram with a photo of the new “Saint Laurent” typography, which has been flaunted on constructed boards near the brand’s yet-to-open Mercer Street store. [Telegraph]
The newly elected mayor of Paris’ 4th arrondissement, Christophe Girard (who is also the head of fashion strategy of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), has revealed plans for a new venue for young fashion designers. Starting next January, fresh talent will be able to use the district’s town hall for fashion shows, including couture and men’s, which are scheduled to run from January 16 to January 24. [WWD]