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The Spring ’14 collections kick off in New York on Wednesday, followed by the shows in London, Milan, and Paris. Before their new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. Our entire selection of Spring ’14 previews is available here.
WHO: Honor, designed by Giovanna Randall
WHERE: New York
WHEN: Thursday, September 5
WHAT: “Birch trees and fireflies in the darkest hour before the dawn…”— Giovanna Randall. The designer sent us a Spring ’14 inspiration image, above.
It’s the hit that won’t quit. Having made a comeback in Fall ’12, peplums remains a strong draw, particularly for the latest Resort collections. “Peplums are pretty exuberant,” Honor’s Giovanna Randall said of the tailoring tool she used to punctuate her impressionist-inspired Resort collection. Used to define a waist (or create the impression of one, as Randall admits to doing during pregnancy), the right peplum can fit, flatter, and add a new dimension of femininity. “When I design, I usually think about what’s happening above and below the peplum, rather than the peplum itself,” the designer said of the blush two-piece look whose curved peplum elongates the legs (above, right). “It divides the body in a very decisive way, so it’s all about striking the right balance.”
Christopher Kane played with the boy-girl divide in his Resort presentation, lightening a puppytooth woven two-piece suit with both oversize crystal buttons and a shortened peplum hem (above, center)—an exciting new tailoring detail for the designer. Alexander Wang, loyal to clean lines, juxtaposed his all-too-familiar sport elements with a flare of fabric. The result was a subtle peplum that played against the tough leather details in his Resort range (above, lefy). Mary Katrantzou also incorporated a few sculpted peplums in her Resort oeuvre, all of which brought smooth, architectural lines to her landscape-printed wares.
The trend continues on the red carpet, too. All eyes were on Angelina Jolie at the Berlin premiere of World War Z, to which she wore a custom Ralph & Russo white peplum midi offset by gold hardware that flattered her delicate frame. On Jolie, the trend proved it’s got legs yet.
FNO may be a thing of the past, but Diane von Furstenberg and Theory’s Andrew Rosen have appropriated the shop-till-you-drop evening fund-raising technique for their own philanthropic purposes. On March 18, the pair will host the first annual Open Market—an event that will bring music (DJ sets from the Misshapes, Nancy, JD Samson), food, cocktails, and fashion (sample sales from Alice + Olivia, Helmut Lang, Honor, Theory, DVF herself, and more) together to benefit the Meatpacking District Improvement Association. Set under one roof at the Highline Stages, the fund-raiser will be a “visual homage” to the vintage MePa days. We hope they don’t take the theme too literally, though.
To purchase tickets, visit meatpackingopenmarket.eventbrite.com. All ticket proceeds will go to the MPIA.
As we enter into a month of fashion shows, we’ve asked some of this season’s biggest stars and most anticipated new talents to offer a sneak peek. Naturally, it’s a busy time for everyone—designers and fashion watchers alike—so we’re pioneering the split-second preview: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. To view all of our Fall ’13 previews, click here.
WHO: Honor, designed by Giovanna Randall
WHERE: New York, NY
WHEN: Wednesday, February 13
WHAT: “It started with the idea of a coat that would make me smile even on the darkest day in winter.” — Giovanna Randall. The designer sent us a snapshot of her inspiration board and studio, above.
Honor’s Giovanna Randall cited the relationship between the natural world and the synthetic one as the inspiration behind her Spring ’13 collection. Both realms are well represented in the brand’s Spring film—an eerie short set on the roof of New York’s Empire Hotel. Directed by Ry Russo-Young, styled by Leith Clark, and starring model Codie Young, the film watches its heroine and an ethereal little girl named Olympia (who happens to be the daughter of Honor’s store designers, Jesse James and Gus Anagnopoulos) as their surroundings transform from a barren rooftop into a lush urban garden. “When I was designing Spring ’13, I kept thinking about the transition from bones and concrete to life, fertility, and vegetation—the balance between fragility and strength,” said Randall, who added that working on the project was “kind of magical.” Watch Honor’s feminine spring wares bloom in the new film, which debuts exclusively on Style.com (above).