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April 20 2014

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Calvin Klein And Drake Hip-Hop To It

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Drake

Aubrey Drake Graham may have started as a teenage actor on Degrassi: The Next Generation, but now, he’s selling out shows at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center—at least, he did last night with the New York segment of his “Would You Like a Tour?” tour. That’s no small feat—and Drake’s other coup was getting Calvin Klein Collection to provide his onstage wardrobe.

The musician, who turned 27 a few days ago, used yesterday’s gig to celebrate his birthday with a crowd that included several Brooklyn Nets, Victor Cruz, and guest performers Busta Rhymes and A$AP Rocky (along with GF Chanel Iman). Also celebrating was Calvin Klein men’s creative director Italo Zucchelli, who met Drake for the first time at the house’s fashion week party in September. Although he’s worked with countless celebrities, this is Zucchelli’s first time designing a tour wardrobe. “I’m a music obsessive,” he said. “Working on this, I felt very in my element.” Drake wore two of the custom looks last night: a light blue denim hooded shirt, tank top, and multi-pocket cargo pant, and later, a reflective tank top and track pant as he serenaded the crowd on a round, elevated catwalk. Unlike some other rappers, Drake completed his show without a single wardrobe malfunction.

Photo: Courtesy of Calvin Klein, Inc.

Hood By Air Hits the UK

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Selfridges Host Hood By Air for London Collections: Men

Few brands command such a cult following as New York-based Hood By Air. Helmed by Shayne Oliver, the label has acquired such a cool crew of fans that the mighty retailer Selfridges cherry-picked it to be one of the twenty brands featured in the department store’s new men’s contemporary concept floor, which, opening this week, will offer plenty of street, skate, and attitude.

By way of celebration, then, last night the Selfridges parking garage was transformed into a skate-park-cum-nightclub, and on display were pieces from HBA’s Spring ’14 collection with an Anglo twist. The label partnered with British heritage knitwear brand Corgi to create some sumptuous one-offs. “I wanted to collaborate with a brand that was steeped in tradition,” explained Oliver. “The idea was to pull together a contrast between that and our rebellious nature. You know, that old craftsmanship and handmade stuff. That’s something that we lack a little bit in America, and I wanted to work with a brand that represented the opposite of fast fashion. It was a little tribute to our coming to the UK and to Selfridges.” Continue Reading “Hood By Air Hits the UK” »

Out And About For FNO

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There was a lot of ground to cover in Manhattan last night with what seemed like every retailer and designer in the city hosting an event for Fashion’s Night Out. Style.com’s editors hit the streets and braved the crowds, and among them we found the likes of Marc Jacobs on Mercer Street, Nicki Minaj at Yves Saint Laurent, and a cast of Victoria’s Secret Angels on Houston Street. Here, a few of our favorite parties from the night.

Downtown at Opening Ceremony, lines formed around the block outside the Ace Hotel, and the streetside carnival booths were mostly empty. Why? The real action was inside, where Delfina Delettrez offered a special bracelet at a booth that also provided aura readings, Rodarte created a special T-shirt, and Band of Outsiders customized tote bags with partygoers’ portraits. Le porc de résistance: Miss Piggy—star of the latest Opening Ceremony collaboration, OC x The Muppets—who took the stage for an interview with OC’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. Spike Jonze took the opportunity to profess his lifelong love to the pig, who promptly rebuffed him. Maybe he’d have better luck with the next act: RuPaul’s Drag Race star Manila Luzon, kitted out as Eva Perón, who lip-synched “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.” Perón wasn’t the only one busting out ballads last night. At the MAC store on Spring Street, Beth Ditto performed a four-song set, including covers of Madonna’s “Vogue” and Dolly’s “Jolene.” Before she started her set, she gave Style.com a message for the week: “If you shoplifted, I hope you got a lot. Happy fashion week!”

In the Meatpacking District at Stella McCartney, the lack of A/C—one of McCartney’s famous green initiatives, perhaps?—made for a tropical atmosphere, but DJ Alexa Chung did her best to keep things cool with some sixties pop. Nearby at the Standard Hotel’s Biergarten, photographer Bruce Weber and Nan Bush assembled a coterie of industry pals, who came to check out Weber’s pop-up Weberbilt shop, offering underwear and T-shirts from the photographer’s own label. Hunky models in Weberbilt aprons were on hand as customer service but, in a surprising turn of events, didn’t model the goods.

Uptown at Bergdorf Goodman, however, we spotted lots of models—four-legged ones—on the runway with their owners, including designers Reem Acra, Michelle Ochs of Cushnie et Ochs, and the Badgley Mischka boys. Thakoon, Linda Fargo, and Michael Kors were also stars of the Bergdorf bash. Up the street, a crowd waited anxiously for the star and DJ of the night, Drake, to arrive. As for his first piece of Versace, he told Style.com, “I have had this Versace blanket for a very long time that I love—it’s like an original one from back when they did comforters. But my favorite is a Versace velour suit—I love it so much I won’t even wear it anymore because I don’t want to ruin it.”

CLICK HERE FOR A SLIDESHOW of some of our favorite moments of the evening.

Photo: Angela Pham / BFAnyc.com