29 posts tagged "David Neville"
Tonight in New York, industry insiders and supporters such as Julianne Moore, Christina Ricci, and Diane von Furstenberg gathered at Spring Studios for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s annual gala. Earlier this year, the decade-old initiative, which provides financial support and mentorship for emerging fashion talents, selected ten semi-finalists for its 2013 prize. And this evening, following a speech by Tom Ford, on-the-rise menswear label Public School, designed by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, took the top honor. “We’ve been having such a great year, we were happy just to be here with you,” said the designers during their acceptance speech—and they weren’t kidding about the great year bit. The pair also took the 2013 Swarovski Award for Menswear at the CFDAs in June. “To say we’re tremendously humbled is an understatement,” added the winners, who were chosen by a committee that included Reed Krakoff, David Neville, Marcus Wainwright, Anna Wintour, and Jenna Lyons, among others.
The runners up, too, expressed their excitement. “Being in this room and on this stage [with Tom Ford and Julianne Moore], I want to stay here forever,” said second runner up, jewelry designer Mark Alary. Juan Carlos Obando, who was named as the first runner up, offered some heartfelt words of gratitude. “The word thank you is very small. I found a word that is really true. It’s I love you, to all the judges.”
Pete Doherty Wants to Sell You Rusty Mustard Tins and Poems in a Bottle, Not Ready-to-Wear, at His New Shop, “Rag & Bone”
Rocker and former Kate Moss flame Pete Doherty—whom The Guardian describes as looking like a “damp, overworked cherub”—has opened a shop in Camden Market, where he’ll sell the bric-a-brac collected over the course of a rock ’n’ roll life. Its name: Doherty Martin & Co.: Rag & Bone Collection.
Borderline copyright infringement? Probably not. More likely that Doherty and the design duo of David Neville and Marcus Wainwright are both drawing on the British idiom—a rag-and-bone man is a junk collector. (The great Irish poet Yeats, too, once wrote of “the foul rag and bone shop of the heart.”) In any case, even though Rag & Bone moved their men’s show to London last season, it’s doubtful that Doherty’s venture poses much of a threat to their brand. And in Doherty’s defense, his is the likelier shop if you’re looking for a rag and/or a bone: Its stock comprises rusty mustard tins, old magazine clippings, and Doherty-penned poems in a bottle. David Neville and Marcus Wainwright had no comment on the quasi coincidence.
Hot on the heels of their London Collections: Men debut, Rag & Bone‘s Marcus Wainwright and David Neville unveil their very first menswear campaign, as well as their third series of womenswear ads. Lensed by Glen Luchford on the streets of New York, the black-and-white Fall ’13 snaps feature Michael Pitt (of Boardwalk Empire fame) and french actress Léa Seydoux. Aiming to capture “real moments,” the designers, whose previous two campaigns starred Kate Moss, gave their Fall faces no direction. “The premise was simply them in Rag & Bone, doing whatever came naturally,” said Neville. Take a first look at the gritty, moody shots here.
“I think my stomach dropped to the floor and all the blood rushed out of my hands and my feet,” said Misha Nonoo of her reaction when she learned she was one of the ten 2013 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists. The emerging-designer initiative invited program alums and industry insiders, including Thakoon Panichgul, Prabal Gurung, Pamela Love, and Max Osterweis, to Rag & Bone’s Meatpacking District studio last night, where the names of this year’s top picks were revealed. Now in its tenth year, the program will announce the 2013 winners—who will receive financial support and mentoring—at a Gala in L.A., on November 11.
This year’s finalists—Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School, Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard of Veronica Beard, Marc Alary of Marc Alary Jewelry, Tim Coppens, Todd Snyder, Misha Nonoo of Nonoo, Shimon Ovadia and Ariel Ovadia of Ovadia & Sons, Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin of Tome, Commodore Jason Jones of Parabellum, and Juan Carlos Obando—were selected by a group of influencers, which included new judges Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone. Continue Reading “The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Reveals Its Top Ten” »
“We went to the Great Wall and rode down the toboggan twice!” exclaimed Marchesa designer Keren Craig during a party that Chinese retail impresarios Silas Chou and his daughter, Veronica Chou, hosted at their Beijing residence on Friday. While her design partner—Georgina Chapman—was absent, Craig was joined by Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, and Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, all of whom had traveled to the Far East as part of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s Americans in China initiative. Launched in 2012, the program aims to introduce a cross section of American design to the buoyant Chinese market.
Earlier in the day, the trio of U.S. brands presented their Fall ’13 ranges at the restored Ming Dynasty City Wall in the heart of old Beijing. Each collection was reassembled on a coterie of Chinese models, including Liu Wen, Xiao Wen, and Ming Xi.
“These designers represent the diversity of American fashion, from contemporary wear to high fashion and the red carpet,” said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb. “For all of us, China is this great unknown market,” he added, noting that over the next five years, the CFDA will expand its global programming. Continue Reading “Toasting American Fashion in Beijing” »