4 posts tagged "Fred Segal"
The present, paradoxically enough, is looking good for the cult sunglass brand Retrosuperfuture. The Milanese label, whose sunglasses have long been available at retailers like Barneys and Fred Segal, has a new home: Nearly 2,000 square feet of space on Howard Street, the New York retail power-block that’s recently been undergoing something of a renaissance—again. Still the site of retailers Opening Ceremony, Jil Sander, and Agnes B., and fashion canteen The Smile To Go, a new wave of imports has lately come to roost, including Retrosuperfuture and designer Ariane Goldman’s Hatch pop-up, which is next door.
The new store is the label’s first worldwide, and it bypassed its native city to head to New York. Why? “New York is the hub!” said founder Daniel Beckerman. “Everyone comes to New York.” It certainly seemed that way from the packed friends-and-family preview on Friday night. The store carries the entire collection, ranging from the blocky acetate frames Retrosuperfuture made its name with, to newer, aviator-style models, and a New York-exclusive style, the all-black Novanta.
Retrosuperfuture is open now at 21 Howard Street, NYC, retrosuperfuture.com.
Some unexpected news popped onto our radar today: WWD reports that Lenny Kravitz (remember him?) has teamed up with L.A.’s favorite retailer, Fred Segal, for a capsule collection. The unisex range, which will be produced with Kravitz Design, will comprise clothing, accessories, and a casual $100K motorcycle. Set to be released next year, this is reportedly the first “designer” collaboration that Fred Segal has done in fifty years. “I grew up shopping at Fred Segal and have always felt connected to the brand and what it stands for—a vibe of laid-back luxury that resonates far beyond Los Angeles,” said Kravitz of the project. We’re curious to see what the rocker comes up with for the American woman—and man.
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Fashion week in Sydney concluded this afternoon with a show by Zambesi (left), one of the major brands from New Zealand. Even if you hadn’t known that Zambesi was based in Auckland, the clothes on the runway made it altogether clear that a non-Australian sensibility was at work. To put it plainly, Zambesi designers Elisabeth Findlay and Dayne Johnston have an affection for the eccentric and borderline frumpy that the local Sydney designers do not share at all. The men’s looks, designed by Johnston, were relatively straightforward—vaguely thuggish tailoring, plus the odd flourish like a pair of tailored wool shortalls. The womenswear, from Findlay, had a bit more range, with crispy and rather clinical white looks ebbing into more challenging pieces, such as long narrow dresses covered with fringe tassels. For both sexes, the sharpest looks were the ones in a tartan organza; very on-trend, that.
Zambesi aren’t the only carpetbaggers on the Australian fashion scene. Jewelry designer Estelle Dévé hails from the South of France, originally, but her brand is based in Melbourne, and in the five years since she launched, it has emerged as something of a cult phenomenon. Dévé’s signature pieces are plated rings with a rough-hewn look; this season, she’s elevated her aesthetic quite a bit, drawing on her French heritage for a bit of soigné, and sourcing influence from the surrealists. Standout pieces in the new collection include statement necklaces with egg-shaped crystal pendants half-covered in a dissolving layer of silver.
Dévé adapted several pieces from the new collection for a capsule range of bracelets and necklaces made in collaboration with Camilla and Marc (left). Those pieces were on the Camilla and Marc catwalk at the very start of Australian Fashion Week; so too was the jewelry work of Ryan Storer, whose dangerous-looking ear pieces adorned all the models at the show. Storey’s brand is ultra-new”—his very small debut collection is shipping to stores now, with a selection of the ear pieces due to arrive at Browns in London at any moment.
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3.1 Phillip Lim
631 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, (310)-358-1988.
The SoCal native is releasing five new designs based on pieces from his archive. These signature classics, which have been re-created in new fabrications and embellishments to suit the fall season, will be available in a limited size run from 6 to 11 p.m.
8100 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (323) 651-4129.
The multi-store retail complex is hosting more than 35 special events from 7 to 11 p.m., including a denim-destroying workshop with Paige Gellar of Paige Premium Denim, photo ops with the Cobrasnake, and a pop-up candy shop from Rory Beca, who has created a limited-edition dress with a jersey top and silk voile cotton candy-print skirt.
9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 550-5900.
Nathan’s hot dogs and Factors New York cheesecake will bring a bit of Manhattan to Beverly Hills, where from 6 to 9 p.m., there will be a jazz band, runway shows, special gifts with purchase, and a trend presentation with Vogue‘s Lisa Love.
Rock & Republic
103 S. Robertson Blvd., L.A., (310) 285-0486.
From 6 to 11 p.m., the Robertson Boulevard boutique will feature giveaways and makeovers, along with special items like $178 limited-edition leggings with gunmetal studding for sale. CEO/creative director Michael Ball will be spinning the tunes.
TOMS Shoes and Trovata
3025 Olympic Blvd., C, Santa Monica, (310) 566.3170.
TOMS Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie and Trovata’s John Whitledge have teamed up for a Family Reunion party from 6 to 11 p.m. at TOMS’ Santa Monica headquarters. Groups of guests are being asked to dress up as an iconic family from decades past and the best “family” will win a $1,000 shopping spree from TOMS and Trovata. TOMS will sell its newest lace-up silhouette, the Cordones, while Trovata will have fall/winter items for sale.