10 posts tagged "Jane Birkin"
I admit it: I’m getting a little tired of all the trembling talk about “investment pieces.” While I’m all for a justifiably (perhaps) expensive (definitely) item to have and to hold—and certainly for making smart, timeless purchases of lasting pieces—there’s something refreshing about a good old affordable buy. France’s Bensimon sneakers fit that bill nicely. Explicitly designed as “disposable footwear,” the low-top kicks were picked up by everyone from Princess Diana to Jane Birkin after they were introduced in Europe. A few colors have been available in the U.S., but this season marks the debut of the full 21-shade palette. That means there’s now one to go with just about anything. I wouldn’t go so far as to call them disposable, but at $58 a pair, you can go ahead and invest—i.e., buy two.
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Natalia Vodianova is the latest celeb to design a line for Lutz & Patmos. Sofia Coppola, Jane Birkin, and Kirsten Dunst have all knit and purled for the cashmere label, so she’s in good company. [WWD]
John Galliano gets the royal treatment. While you were sleeping off your hangover, the designer was appointed a chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, and probably designing some killer haute couture.
Ecco Domani announced 2009′s first fashion winners, awarding, among others, Lyn Devon, Cushnie et Ochs, and Ohne Titel handy $25,000 grants for their Fall collections. The five-year-or-younger brands are in good company: past winners include Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, and Alexander Wang.
If you need a refresher course on Jane Birkin’s offspring (and who doesn’t, from time to time?), read up here
“It’s about wearing one of our shirts with a pair of jeans and loose hair and having the grace of Jane Birkin,” says Paris-based stylist Alix Thomsen, the female force behind Thomsen, a new unisex line of shirts. “The prints are classic but at the same time they’re joyful and poetic, you know?” Oui, oui. Thomsen recently launched the brand with her boyfriend, French nightclub impresario Lionel Bensemoun (André’s partner in Le Baron and Paris Paris), and friend Franck Cohen. The designer trio has established quite the reputation thanks to a circle of famous friends who wear their debut 30-piece collection around the City of Light. Along with shirts, which will sell at around $165, the range includes an ankle-length skirt, priced around $330, because as Thomsen explains, “They’re so difficult to find these days.” The single aberration from a shirt-centric worldview begs the question: Are accessories and more clothes in the offing? “Oh yes,” says Thomsen. “But for now we’re taking the time to master our craft before anything else. If we can just find some stockists around the world and be sure our shirts will be worn by cool, easy people, then we’ll be happy.” Colette has picked up the line for spring, which bodes well for Thomsen’s wish.