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4 posts tagged "Jaeger"

Laain Gives Activewear a High Fashion Edge



“Nobody’s doing cool women’s sportswear, and when you look at men’s collections, so much down the catwalk is sportswear!” That’s the sentiment behind Laain, a new activewear brand from Tamara Rothstein and Sheila McKain-Wade. “And if they do go into it,” Rothstein continued, “it’s very literal, rather than doing a really good look.” The Laain duo hope to remedy that. Rothstein, a stylist and consultant (her client roster includes the likes of Dior, Vuitton, Topshop, and Puma), was a cofounder of the late cult label LMNOP; McKain-Wade is the former head of womenswear design for Brit heritage brand Daks, and presently serves as Jaeger’s creative director.


Debuting exclusively here, Laain’s inaugural collection was created with an eye to the fluid simplicity of eighties Donna Karan, as well as McKain-Wade and Rothstein’s day-to-day as professional mothers in London. “I have a class, and I have a kid, and I have to work. You do bedtime and then you do a run afterwards or go to dinner, and it all becomes part of your life,” said Rothstein. The Fall range boasts plenty of great-looking, versatile knits, and as Rothstein was quick to note, it’s activewear, but not “techy” activewear—i.e., it’s a far cry from Lululemon. Per Rothstein, “We wanted to feel quite smart in our sportswear. We wanted to have a legging you could do sportswear in but you could turn up to yoga in, and then throw on a jumper, and look good enough to go into work.” Dresses and Pilates-ready pieces for the Céline set? Sign us up.

Laain Fall 2014 (ranging from $100-$700) will be sold on Net-a-Sporter from its July 9th launch, and at Kiosk in Palm Beach.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

Lam Leaves Tod’s, A First Look At Madonna’s New Shoes, And More…


Derek Lam has reportedly left Tod’s. WWD reports this morning that Lam, who has served as the brand’s creative director since 2006, has departed the brand but could not be reached for comment. [WWD]

The staff at Kensington Palace got their new Jaeger-designed uniforms yesterday. The red blazers, trimmed with gold buttons and black lapels, are the first new uniform for palace staff in two decades. [Telegraph]

Footwear News unveiled a first glimpse of Madonna’s new footwear collection under the Truth or Dare label today. The pop star received a little help from her friend and stylist Arianne Phillips, who serves as the creative consultant for the collection of over 60 styles ($89 to $349), launching for Fall ’12. [WWD]

Who are the most important people in fashion? The Telegraph released its annual 25 Most Important People in Fashion list this weekend, and included are Karl Lagerfeld, Lulu Kennedy, Samantha Cameron, and Sarah Burton. [Vogue U.K.]

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Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black Dress Goes On The Block, Chanel Iman Gained Weight For The VS Show, And More…


The strapless dress Amy Winehouse wore on the cover of her Back to Black album is being auctioned off (for an estimated £10,000 to £20,000) at the end of the month. The dress, designed by Central Saint Martins graduate Disaya Sorakraikitikul, will benefit a charity in Winehouse’s memory. [Telegraph]

Kensington Palace is getting a whole new look, staff uniforms included. Stuart Stockdale, the design director of Jaeger, has been working with Palace curator Deirdre Murphy on a new uniform inspired by the “Palace’s 1,000-piece dress archive for inspiration, with 19th- and 20th-century men’s court uniforms and the wardrobe of Edward VIII proving highlights.” [Vogue U.K.]

While the rest of the models appearing in today’s Victoria’s Secret runway show have been surviving on “liquids and egg powder,” Chanel Iman has managed to pack on 15 pounds for the show. Iman says, “I drink a lot of protein shakes and do a lot of weight lifting.” [Huff Po]

Kanye West reportedly invited the entire Mercer Hotel staff to his New Jersey “Watch the Throne” performance with Jay-Z last night. He gave all of them complimentary tickets because “‘sources said the stars wanted to return the favor after they took over the second floor of the Soho hotel to produce their album and were well looked-after.” [Page Six]

the upcoming front row


It wasn’t all that long ago that they needed babysitters, but now Emma Watson, of Harry Potter fame, and Georgia May Jagger, of Mick and Jerry fame, are all grown up, sitting in front rows, and giving the paps palpitations. Georgia May’s pillowy lips are the stars of Uniqlo’s latest ad campaign, and on Tuesday at the Jaeger London show, she upstaged big sister Lizzie in terms of media attention. Across town, at Christopher Kane, LFW’s buzziest and most exciting show by far, Emily Watson, fresh off the heels of a Vogue Italia shoot, sat ladylike and demure, but was one of the first to jump from her seat at show’s end to give Kane and company a standing ovation.

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