August 1 2014

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2 posts tagged "Darcel"

The Carnaval Is Coming To Town


Native Parisians have had their hands (and streets) full this week during the Paris collections, when a tide of editors, stylists, celebrities, and assorted hangers-on flooded into town for the shows. The season wraps up today, and when the pros head home, the Parisians will have a reward to look forward to: the epic, 15th anniversary Carnaval that Colette is setting up in the Tuileries, the first branded, public event ever held in the gardens. Barring a private party on Saturday night, the full slate of booths, games, and activities is open to one and all. The participants include:

—A.P.C., which will shoot you into its new ad campaign
—Maison Michel, which is bringing a photo booth, and hats to wear into it
—Olympia Le-Tan, who will take your temperature with her pharmacy-kit purses
—Nike, which is setting up a basketball court for three-on-three games
— Carhartt, which is organizing a rifle-shooting stand
— A Bathing Ape, which is creating a kiddie pool
— Ladurée, which is cooking up a custom candy-floss-flavored macaron for the occasion
— Darcel (above), the dour blog icon (and contributor), who is creating custom merchandise for the occasion, and more.

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Photo: Courtesy of Colette

Kanye West’s Shoe Collab, Christopher Kane For Dior? And More


Kanye West is prepping to show his second collection in Paris, but in between working on his own line, he collaborated with Aussie label Dion Lee on footwear. West’s black pointed-toe heels were part of Dion Lee’s debut presentation at London fashion week. [Grazia Daily]

It has been a year since John Galliano’s departure from Dior, and his shoes still remain unfilled. The latest name to be thrown in the hat for the job? Christopher Kane. Suzy Menkes writes, “The collaboration between Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane with his sister Tammy is a sweet reminder of the Gianni Versace/Donatella years. But what if—as the rumor mill claims—Mr. Kane has been put up for the Dior job? There will be yet another round of musical chairs.” [NYT]

Today, Topshop announced plans to open a Los Angeles 25,000-square-foot space next year at The Grove. An L.A. store would be the British retailer’s fourth location in the United States, following a Las Vegas spot opening next month. [WWD]

Photo: Neil Rasmus /