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26 posts tagged "Fall 2012"

JuliaSET By Threeasfour


As part of the group exhibition entitled Do Your Thing on display at Manhattan’s White Columns Gallery right now, Threeasfour designers Gabi, Ange, and Adi are showing their new film featuring their Fall offerings. Here, has an exclusive first look at the Jessica Mitrani-directed film (co-produced by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl), JuliaSET, which plays up the arcs and swirls and laser-cut leather pieces that made up the Fall collection. The film is on display, alongside works by Nate Lowman, Ryan McGinley, Dan Colen, and more, through July 14.

White Columns, 320 W. 13th St., NYC.

Shalom Harlow, Wu’s Warrior Woman


Jason Wu teamed up once again with photographer Willy Vanderperre for his new ad campaign starring Shalom Harlow. “I was thrilled to work with Shalom for my Fall/Winter 2012 campaign because she was such an icon for me growing up,” Wu tells “Her unique look, combined with her understanding of herself, made her the epitome of the strong warrior woman that represented my Fall collection.” Here, we have an exclusive first look at the campaign, styled by Joe McKenna and art-directed by Patrick Li. To get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the collection, check out Wu’s diary for

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Once Upon A Tome


After launching Tome back in September, designers Ryan Lobo and Ramon Martin already have a striking clarity of purpose when it comes to their identity and customer. Picking up where they left off last season, Tome’s latest lineup articulates the idea of everyday essentials with a progressive twist. There are plenty of updated basics, including crisp button-ups (shirting has quickly become a commercial focus) and slim pencil skirts cut from a “suck you up and in” jersey blend. But Lobo and Ramon make sure to balance out their versatile pieces with a few fun ones, like a crinkled copper lamé slipdress and structured boatneck sweaters with exaggerated, cocoon-shaped arms. Debuting here on Tome’s Fall video, shot near the designers’ Lower East Side studio, which demonstrates how this collection simultaneously stands out and blends in with New York sidewalk style.

Photo: Courtesy of Tome

Turk Delight


Trina Turk has had her hands full lately. The designer, in New York this morning to present her Fall ’12 collection, reports that she’s continuing to expand and focus on her menswear line, Mr. Turk, in addition to rolling out a very sizable, two-part Fall women’s collection and recently completing a line for Banana Republic.

“We pulled some of the classic, Palm Springs-inspired prints from the Trina Turk archives,” she says of the Banana Republic collection of summer wear, which hits stores in June. As for her latest offerings, the influence of artist Sonia Delaunay can be seen in her Fall Modernist Maverick collection of geometric-print silk dresses and color-block separates in bold blue, red, and green tones, with black and white accents recurring throughout. Success shined through in some of the more simple numbers, like the solid-color silk shirts and a mod, black and white long-sleeve dress.

For the second half of her Fall collection, she took a slightly “more subdued” approach, honing in on Hollywood heroines of the Hitchcock genre, like Grace Kelly. “The lookbook for this was actually shot on the Paramount lot,” Turk told as she held up an alpaca wrap coat (appropriately named after Kelly), followed by a series of pieces in eye-catching jigsaw plaid and leopard feather print georgette (pictured). Not to miss out on the peplum wave, Turk also showed conservative version in a black and cream floral. Some of the best efforts came in the outerwear department, which included a wool motorcycle jacket with leather trim and an ostrich shrug coat in a muted mauve shade. Overall, the looks were smart and wearable—both qualities that Turk fans have come to love, and expect, from the designer.

Photo: Courtesy of Trina Turk

Army of Li


Yang Li described his Fall collection as a Neo-Uniform. That’s a nod to its strong military flavor but also the fact that Li’s clothes have an essential minimal look that could form the everyday building blocks of a chic urban wardrobe. Well, that is for a woman whose tastes run to the stark, dark, and Philo-esque. What you might find on her list: Li’s cuffed and baggy wool pants, a crew-neck tunic with sleeves that reach just past the elbow (pictured, left), and, certainly, any one of his cool patch-pocketed coats.

The London-based designer debuted last season in Paris with a strict emphasis on double-faced fabrics but lightened things up slightly on his second turn. That resulted in pieces like a great wool trench jacket with a panel of heavy silk attached to its hem, almost like a built-in skirt. “The starting point was a classic trench coat,” said Li. “But it’s as if you sliced off half and left the lining.” Not that Li’s meticulous manner of construction allows for anything that DIY-sounding. There was yet more softness in the heather-gray jersey linings bonded into wool shirts and pants, something you can’t see in pictures but that distinctly upgrades the experience of actually wearing his pieces.

Li’s tight focus as a young designer is a welcome thing. That said, it will be interesting to see where he goes as he widens his scope. In other words: Watch this space.

Photo: Scott Trindle