August 30 2014

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13 posts tagged "Ikram Goldman"

Legends of the Toile


The Rodarte sisters are probably feeling pretty proud about now. After only eight years on the scene, Kate and Laura Mulleavy have officially been deemed industry legends by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which, WWD reports, will honor the Rodarte designers with its Legend of Fashion award on May 3. Previous recipients include Ikram Goldman and Cynthia Rowley.

Photo: Billy Farrell/

Ready To Soar


Last year, young designer Fabiola Arias’ entrance-making dresses snagged her a coveted Fashion Group International Rising Star Award, and she has continued to pick up steam ever since, landing her collection in numerous Neiman Marcus Couture salons and garnering attention from Chicago’s Ikram Goldman.

This season, the Cuban-born Parsons grad made the next natural step in a budding design career, unveiling her latest collection at the Hotel Americano with her first formal fashion show. “I was thinking about winged creatures and my signature style of rich colors and texture manipulation. I just wanted the dresses to look like birds,” she said of the cocktail dresses and gowns, embellished with meticulously feathered chiffon in rich ombré jewel tones. Arias kept the focus on her experiments with fabric, such as a distressed emerald brocade or nude organza scattered with delicate rosettes. Additional drama appeared via headpieces crafted by her mother, a costume designer, and furthered the avian theme with wild fans of exotic feathers. Such confident peacocking appeals to Arias’ ideal customer, “a woman who wants to look like nobody else. She wants to be unique, and is a vibrant and luminous person wearing the most fabulous gowns.”

Photo: Jay Marroquin

A Relative Unknown Walks The Red Carpet To Fashion Fame, Bye-Bye Bridge Lines, At Home With Ikram, And More…


Chances are, you don’t know the name Romona Keveza. That’s about to change. The Canadian-Lithuanian designer has never showed during New York fashion week, but she’s caught the eye of a growing number of red-carpet starlets, like Christina Hendricks, Lea Michele, and Julia Stiles. Next stop: the runway? [NYT]

Dolce & Gabbana (left) made waves recently when word got around that they were considering folding their lower-priced label, D&G, into their main collection. But according to WSJ‘s Christina Binkley, it’s much ado about nothing. With consumers nimbly mixing high and low without a second thought, are diffusion collections and bridge lines soon to be a thing of the past? [WSJ]

Single white female, of a certain age, seeks fun-loving boyfriend. Loves travel, but spends too much of her time in company of Karl Lagerfeld to date. Interested applicants, send photo courtesy of her matchmaking daughter…Tallulah Harlech. [Telegraph]

And here’s the photo evidence to prove what we’ve always suspected: It definitely wouldn’t be bad to spend a night on Ikram Goldman’s couch. [T]

Photo: Yannis Vlamos

The Fall Campaign Countdown Begins, An Angel Heads For The Heavens, Koop Flies The Coop, And More…


Fashionologie begins compiling the Fall ’11 ad campaign rumors and placements. Word from the fashion forums is that Kate Moss won’t be in Vuitton (a group of younger girls, possibly including Daphne Groeneveld, left, and Fei Fei Sun, may be instead), Mert & Marcus’ ads for Versace might star Saskia de Brauw, and Ralph Lauren will likely tap Sui He, the Chinese model who was the first Asian girl to open his show, for his label’s spots. [Fashionologie]

From the Department of Unexpected Announcements: Doutzen Kroes is scheduled to be on the first commercial Dutch flight to space in 2014. [Dance4Life via Racked]

Is the FLOTUS without her stylist? Designer Peter Soronen, who has designed some dresses for Michelle Obama, suggested at a recent panel that Meredith Koop, who took over First Lady styling duties from Ikram Goldman, may already be out the door. [The Cut]

And congrats to Tess Giberson—the downtown designer has just opened her first shop, on Soho’s Crosby Street. [WWD]

Photo: Luca Cannonieri /

MObama Flies (To) The Koop; Versace Gets Versus; Terry And Gaga, Together Again; And More…


The latest Beltway power struggle is taking shape—and this one’s got nothing to do with elected office. As has been rumored for months, Chicago boutique owner Ikram Goldman is no longer Michelle Obama’s “shopper in chief”—that duty now falls to her former assistant, Meredith Koop. [Washington Post]

Versus’ fortunes have been on the rise these past few seasons, thanks to the buzzy partnership of Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane (left). So take it as a vote of confidence that Versace has regained full control of the label from its former licensee—and another good reason to look forward to Sunday’s Fall show. [Vogue U.K.]

Go behind the scenes at Gaga’s Terry Richardson shoot for NY skate brand Supreme. Well, if you insist… [Racked]

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