34 posts tagged "David Beckham"
The only thing coveted so widely as Victoria Beckham’s husband? Her wardrobe. Happily, word came this morning that the former Spice Girl has partnered with designer sale shopping mecca The Outnet to offer up more than 600 of her previously owned garments for a good cause. A portion of the proceeds from the clothes (appraised by Christie’s, of course) will benefit mothers2mothers, a nonprofit with an eye to supporting mothers with HIV. Designer pieces (by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Roland Mouret, and more) ranging from Beckham’s time as Posh on up through present day will be available, among them 10 of her most iconic ensembles. Those who hope to shop the sale, which runs from August 20 to 25, can head over to The Outnet today to sign up.
Whether or not you live according to The Official Preppy Handbook or have strong opinions about popped collars, if you’ve been following the Resort collections, you’ll recognize that designers are championing polos in a major way. Of course, the ones they’re showing are anything but basic. Jason Wu paired a clingy knit style with a slit pencil skirt to sexy effect, while Derek Lam riffed on the sporty staple by adding military-inspired epaulets at the shoulders. A pair of sunny yellow piqué looks turned up at Reed Krakoff and Band of Outsiders, and Nicolas Ghesquière sent a flashy lamé version down his Louis Vuitton Cruise runway. Polos are turning up in the streets, too, on tastemakers like David Beckham and Rihanna, who was spotted courtside at a Clippers basketball game in Céline’s ribbed Spring ’14 dress. Take it from RiRi, you can and should mess with a classic.
An online-only shop was something the brand Prism quickly grew out of, according to its creative director, Anna Laub. “A lot of our clients would look up the address online and just drop by unannounced, wanting to try stuff on, and had no idea they were coming to the head office. We realized pretty quickly that we needed a brick-and-mortar shop, especially since the fit for eyewear and swimsuits is so precise.”
Laub’s new shop on Marylebone’s Chiltern Street (handily, across the street from André Balazs’ celebrity haunt Chiltern Firehouse) houses a collection of swimwear, glasses, espadrilles, and—new to the line—cover-ups, all designed for the urban girl going on holiday. “In department stores, usually sunglasses, swimwear, and shoes are over the place, so it’s hard to try to get the whole look together,” explained Laub. “It was really important for us to be able to deliver the full package, under one roof, without having to ask our clients to run around.”
Hailey Baldwin, Sara Cox, and Martha Ward joined Laub in store to celebrate the opening, and all later decamped to the Firehouse, where Cara Delevingne, Rita Ora, David Beckham, Aaron Paul, and more mingled in. But the buzz was less on celebrity than the shop, a minimalist masterpiece courtesy of designer Roger Storey and architect Richard Bennett. “The unobtrusive decor lets the items do all the talking,” said Laub. “And that’s exactly the philosophy of the brand: to enhance a personality, not overpower it.”
Prism’s new store is located at 54 Chiltern Street, London.
Ask any girl about her favorite Super Bowl ad and she’ll likely reference the David Beckham Bodywear commercial for H&M (in which the tattooed heartthrob scales a building in his undies, ICYMI). It certainly sparked our attention. So it comes as no surprise that the now-retired British footballer is also introducing a range of men’s swimwear for the Swedish retailer. The line includes Speedo-esque briefs alongside slightly more conservative trunks, all in shades of white, olive green, and navy. The icing on the cake? Each style is modeled by Beckham himself. “We’ve worked to create new classics for men, with great fit, comfort, and also style,” he told The Telegraph. The collection will hit stores on May 22. World-famous abs (unfortunately) not included.
Take that, Mark Wahlberg. Fashion mogul and boxer shorts visionary Tommy Hilfiger told a TMZ reporter who accosted him on a dark sidewalk that David Beckham is the “underwear model of the century.” Good news for H&M: The fast-fashion retailer recently launched a line of undies with the ex-footballer. Beckham’s long history of posing in u-trou started with Emporio Armani back in 2007, and culminated with what is basically the greatest underwear advertising triumph of all time: a commercial during the 2014 Super Bowl.