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April 21 2014

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Arrrgh, Real Monsters!

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Next February, ARRRGH! Monstres de Mode, an exhibition presented by Greek collective Atopos CVC that highlights designers who distort and mask the human form with their fantastically frightening, sometimes grotesque garments, will land in Paris. Having debuted in Athens last year, the Vassilis Zidianakis-curated show is an extension of the book, Not a Toy, Fashioning Radical Characters, and highlights such shocking shape-shifters as Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Maison Martin Margiela, Charlie Le Mindu, and Walter van Beirendonck, as well as lesser-known young talents like Alex Mattsson and Leutton Postle. Emerging British menswear designer, Craig Green—who’s set to show his second collection in London next month with the MAN initiative—was tapped to create the identity of the exhibition. Green brought Atopos’ definition of monsters—described as “everything strange”—to life with four green and yellow figures that vaguely recall Pac-Man. “I wanted to make something that resembled a lo-fi graphic,” explained Green. The designer, who’s begun to make a name for himself with his art-meets-fashion concoctions, crafted his curious critters from wooden frames and stretched canvas. “They’re meant to be a family,” says Green. “So they fit together like male and female forms; they’re couples in love,” he explains.

Twenty-six-year-old Green, a Central Saint Martins graduate, has pieces from his 2012 M.A. collection, as well as a sculptural garment from his upcoming Fall 2013 collection, in the show. “I feel very fortunate to be featured alongside these mega designers, as well as small ones that I greatly respect.”

ARRRGH! Monstres de Monde opens on February 13 at La Gaîté Lyrique, located at 3bis, Rue Papin in Paris’ 3rd arrondissement.

Photo: Daniel Daniel Lillie and Panos Kokkinias

Shop the Look: That’s A Wrap

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This week, Marina Larroudé rounded up some of the best coats and boots of the season. But as last week’s snowstorm reminded us, sometimes you need more than just outerwear. Update your cold-weather accessories with fur-trimmed scarves, gloves, and earmuffs from Miu Miu, Rachel Zoe, A.P.C., and more. With these—and the temperatures they’re forecasting—this may be a season to reverse Coco Chanel’s famous dictum: Before leaving the house, put one more on.


1. Miu Miu scarf, $1,050, available at www.mytheresa.com

2. Rachel Zoe gloves, $250, available at www.bloomingdales.com

3. Karl Donoghue earmuffs, $150, available at www.netaporter.com

4. Gareth Pugh clutch, $907, available at www.farfetch.com

5. A.P.C. boots, $575, available at www.ssense.com

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Photos: Courtesy Photo

Claude Montana, Fashion Radical, Resurfaces

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It’s been nearly two decades since the fashion world has caught a glimpse of Claude Montana. But the reclusive designer showed up and lingered last night at Didier Ludot’s cocktail party in the Palais Royal, where the vintage guru is now displaying his private stash of Montana pieces. The idea to showcase Montana came naturally, Ludot noted. “He lives in the neighborhood so I see him every day, and it occurred to me that it would be an interesting switch from what I usually show—the Dior, Balenciaga, and Schiaparelli.” Montana’s recasting of sporty pieces in hyper-luxury materials was revolutionary at the time, he added, recalling a purple mink tracksuit from one show. Among Ludot’s treasures: a one-off absinthe and mustard-colored mink coat Montana designed for his late wife Wallis, a be-gloved and be-feathered black bodysuit, and a short, Lesage-embroidered couture dress from his controversial stint at Lanvin in the early nineties, a piece that Ludot scored only last Friday.

Montana, who recently published a retrospective of his career, recalled the agony of designing that couture dress: “The studio director didn’t understand what I wanted, so there was lots of back and forth,” he said. “There are so many memories in these windows, it’s touching.” Ludot concluded, “I think of Montana’s place in fashion as a bit like what Hervé Van der Straeten is to design now—extremely refined but also modern.” As to potential Montana heirs among fashion’s current crop, Ludot said, “I’m keeping an eye on Alexandre Vauthier and Maxime Simoens because they have the sensibility and they can do couture. And I saw something by Gareth Pugh the other day and I thought, ‘That could have been Montana.’ “

Photo: François Gozé

The Full Brazilian: Melissa X Pedro Lourenço

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In terms of collaborations, Brazilian shoe company Melissa has roped in some of the industry’s finest, from Vivienne Westwood to Gareth Pugh. Now, add one more name to the list: fellow Brazilian designer Pedro Lourenço. Of the design behind the two styles he created, Lourenço tells Style.com, “I like women in heels, but I like it when they feel light and seductive without being aggressive.” He adds, “I wanted to see a fusion of skin and plastic—I like the juicy look of plastic in combination with nude skin.” Here, Style.com has an exclusive first look at the shoes, the Melissa No. 1 + Pedro Lourenço heel ($175, in stores in November) and the Melissa Divine + Pedro Lourenço ballet flat ($90, in stores in July), which is available in several different colors including red, black, and blue. Up next for Lourenço—a sunglass collection. Until then, stay tuned.

Photo: Courtesy of Pedro Lourenço

‘Trique’s Treat; A Rebel Yell; Collecting: “An Incurable Illness”; And More…

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Fashion’s newest viral video hero is Patrick Pope—a.k.a. P’Trique—who lambasts fashionese in his popular “Shit Fashion Girls Say” series. He’s already got high-profile sponsorship, thanks to Maybelline, but a Met ball ticket apparently still eludes him. What would he wear if he found a last-minute invite? “An amalgamation of harnesses, cutouts, and metallics…with the theme of, like, an underwater Chanel-y sea bride. Like if Ariel was alive today and friends with Karl, but more nouveau.” [WWD]

Early Morning Rebel took London by storm last fashion week, playing several shows and parties and earning a fan base that includes Zandra Rhodes and designer Francesca Marotta. They’re in talks to return to London fashion week next season, but in the meantime, the L.A.-based band plays a free show tonight at New York’s Soho House. [EMR]

Levi’s is taking on the Champs-Élysees, with a 7,000-square-foot flagship store set to open at the end of this week. The all-American denim brand is no stranger to France—Levi’s has 22 stores in Paris alone. [WWD]

“Collecting is a wonderful illness,” says auctioneer Simon de Pury during an on-film conversation with style icon and cultural patron Daphne Guinness about “connoisseurship and collecting,” in a two-part video series that debuts on Nowness today. But would-be buyers beware, warns de Pury: “It’s incurable.” [Nowness]

Kanye West keeps on mining the fashion world for talent. His latest collaborator is Ruth Hogben, who created a promo video for “Lost in the World,” his latest single. Hogben knows something about over-the-top styling: She’s worked frequently with Gareth Pugh. [Telegraph]

 

 

 

Photos: Stefanie Keenan / WWD