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April 19 2014

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5 posts tagged "Gen Art"

Shoes Make The Man At Louis Vuitton, Saunders Scores Again, Bastian’s Back, And More…

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Louis Vuitton is getting its feet wet with a new service: made-to-order shoes. The French luxury brand will unveil the project with a dinner hosted by Luchino Visconti di Modrone (nephew of the legendary filmmaker) in Milan during men’s fashion week. [WWD]

Great Scot—it’s Jonathan Saunders (again). The designer, who showed his Resort collection in New York last week, won the Designer of the Year at the Scottish Fashion Awards last night for the second year in a row. [Vogue.U.K.]

The kitchen and couture don’t always mix—Food Network chef Giada de Laurentiis should know. The chef has offered up some insider tips on avoiding snags in the kitchen. [WSJ]

Want to be the next Phillip Lim? Gen Art, the company responsible for jump-starting the careers of Lim and Zac Posen, is back in action after going bankrupt over a year ago. They are now on the hunt for emerging designers for the New York and Los Angeles Fresh Faces in Fashion show. [Gen Art]

How much would you pay to wear the pants? CFDA menswear award winner Michael Bastian has spent the past few years trying to figure out the answer. After a few years of $540 khakis, he’s changed his production and managed to slash prices for his eponymous line. [NYT]

Photo: Neil Rasmus / BFAnyc.com

GA For Gaga, A Few Thoughts On The (Real) Plastics, And More…

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On last night’s American Idol, Lady Gaga performed in a mostly-mesh Armani bodysuit. “To complement the spirit of Lady Gaga herself, I have let my imagination run free,” the designer said. OK, just so long as he doesn’t make a habit of it. [Vogue U.K.]

On with their heads? Apparently, mannequin heads are making a comeback—one of the many tidbits to be found in Cathy Horyn’s treatise on the divas of the window display in today’s Times. [NYT]

Speaking of mannequins, Style Like U takes a tour of nineties model Jenny Shimizu’s digs. [Style Like U via Refinery 29]

And Gen Art, which has supported emerging designers, filmmakers, artists, and musicians for 16 years, announced late yesterday that it has halted operations. Zac Posen, Rebecca Taylor, Phillip Lim, Peter Som, and Vena Cava were among the many designers given a leg up by the organization early in their careers. [WWD]

Spare Shoes, Interns, And Other Fashion Week Necessities

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Despite an especially unwieldy blizzard last night, a sizable (and somehow still stiletto-clad) crowd descended upon Drive-In Studios for Gen Art’s New Garde event, which paid homage to a handful of burgeoning talents. Fall ’10 fashions from Sophomore, Nomia, Gar-de, and WesFeld were all on display. WesFeld is the brainchild of Project Runway alums Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault, and reality TV was well represented in the crowd: Fellow Runway-ites Stella B. Zotis and Kenley Collins stopped in, as did the camera-mad Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen from The Real Housewives of NYC. Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter also showed, up in soaked shoes, to support his friend, Sophomore designer Chrissie Miller. He offered some sage advice for those looking to survive the week and the weather in one piece: “You need a good jacket and high spirits for fashion week…and a change of shoes.”

Miller herself was in the middle of a lookbook photo shoot—one she opted to do live on site, for the benefit of onlookers…but offered some advice of her own: “Be choosy—you don’t need to go to everything.” There were no famous pals serving as models this time around (instead, she used interns and friends of friends), but fans of Miller’s previous video lookbook needn’t fret; another video by Cass Bird is in the works, too. “Now I feel like I have to see a video,” Miller said. “I’m trained now that I want to see the clothes moving. But we did such a good one last time, we’ve got to outdo ourselves.” We’ll expect big things from her, well, sophomore effort.

Photo: Courtesy of Gen Art

Just When You Thought It Was Over: L.A. Fashion Week Starts Now

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While this season’s runway offerings in L.A. may feel a little disjointed (it’s the first time IMG isn’t sponsoring the shows, leaving things a bit ad hoc), the West Coast style capital still has plenty on its agenda in the days to come. Trovata’s launch at Apartment Number 9 may have been the week’s kick-off party, but tonight’s Gen Art show at the Los Angeles Theatre makes up for some missing cohesion on the runway. Here are three acts we’re looking forward to. Continue Reading “Just When You Thought It Was Over: L.A. Fashion Week Starts Now” »

gen art’s nineties bad girl makes nice

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Though the crowd gathered at Thursday night’s Gen Art Fresh Faces in Fashion show was ostensibly there to see cool new designer wares, there was arguably more buzz surrounding event host Shannen Doherty—and whether the onetime bad girl had finally ceded her not-so-nice reputation. Happily, Doherty performed her emcee gig without a hitch, voguing in her Louboutins for the cameras and confessing that the Charmed wardrobe has thus far been her favorite—not (unsurprisingly) the mock turtlenecks and pleated pants of her nineties-era 90210 days. “We had a ridiculous budget for my character,” Doherty said. “On one jacket—that I would only wear once—we would spend thousands of dollars. It was crazy, but we got to test the limits.” Though our own sartorial preference always veered nostalgically toward Heathers, at least we know the woman’s au courant. Doherty donned Richard Ruiz, one of eight designers, including Lialia, Ideeen, Hyden Yoo, Sariah, Philip Sparks, CHREE, and JF & Son, who showed their Spring ’09 collections last night. Note to impatient shopaholics: Looks from JF & Son are now available on Yoox.com.

Photo: Joe Kohen/WireImage