16 posts tagged "Johan Lindeberg"
“I’ve always been inspired by strong women with integrity,” says Johan Lindeberg. “And I like to surround myself with a lot of them.” Lindeberg’s circle of tough chicks inspired his most recent project: a limited-edition, super-luxe version of the BLK DNM leather jackets
that are already a house favorite. “Whenever I’d meet or collaborate with someone, like Anja Rubik or Caroline de Maigret, I’d envision a different jacket,” he explains.
Focusing on texture and intricate embellishments, like croc-stamped lapels and fur accents, the eight-piece collection features buttery green, brown, black, and purple Italian leather, as well as printed shearling. This kind of luxury doesn’t come cheap: Available from Friday at Colette, as well as the BLK DNM stores in New York and Stockholm, the jackets will range from $3,495 to $3,995, a little steeper than the brand’s usual democratic prices. “When something’s really special, it’s going to cost more,” the designer shrugs, noting that each jacket is made in New York’s Garment District.
It should be noted that Lindeberg hasn’t forgotten about the guys in his life. In addition to creating custom suits for artist Aaron Young, as well as a made-to-order shearling for The Strokes’ Albert Hammond, Jr., the designer has a similar menswear project in the works. But for the moment, this leather’s all for the ladies.
When model and music producer Caroline de Maigret sent Johan Lindeberg a Facebook message saying that everything at BLK DNM was “made for her,” the designer seemed to have found himself a new muse. So it was only fitting that de Maigret be the next BLK DNM campaign star, following the brand’s past faces Tanga Moreau and Stella Schnabel. “I had a woman in mind when I created the brand,” Lindeberg told Style.com, “and Caroline is somehow exactly like that.” The duo traveled around Paris to shoot the campaign, hitting 15 different locations, including de Maigret’s sister’s house and Le Marais. The chosen image, set to be plastered on the streets of New York starting next week, features a shot of de Maigret from behind, wearing a BLK DNM quilted leather jacket and jeans. Here, Style.com has an exclusive first look.
BLK DNM’s cross-platform plan for world domination continues. Johan Lindeberg’s men’s and women’s label, which puts out a printed gazette and a series of videos in addition to clothes and accessories—and, during fashion week, opened the doors of its first store—recently launched its own blog, BLKDNMcloseup.com. The journal offers a look behind the scenes at the line’s process, and also brings in collaborators to spread their chosen messages. Today, the first in a series of mini-shoots created especially for BLK DNM Closeup by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The point, explained the label’s Max Vallot, is to harness the power of social media to help effect change. The first installment, published today, spotlights Christy Turlington Burns (wearing Coat 6 by BLK DNM) and her organization, Every Mother Counts, dedicated to fighting preventable deaths during pregnancy and childbirth. “Strong and independent women have always been an inspiration for Johan,” Vallot explained.
Jason Wu has joined the ranks of Rodarte, Thakoon, and Richard Chai as the newest Target collaborator. Wu’s collection is the first designer collaboration set to bow after the success of Missoni for Target, WWD reports. [WWD]
Designer Tabitha Simmons enlisted the help of Craig McDean and one very talented tap dancer to show off her Fall 2011 collection in a short film. Catch her ankle boots and pumps in action in Tap Dancer, made exclusively for the launch of Simmons’ collection at Barneys. [The Window]
Over the weekend, designer Johan Lindeberg opened up a new BLK DNM shop in Stockholm. Lindeberg, who opened his first BLK DNM store on Lafayette Street in New York this summer, also announced that he has plans to open three more stores next year. [WWD]
Daphne Guinness is reportedly launching a film production company. It’s not her first outing in film, however. Guinness exec-produced Cashback, Sean Ellis’ Oscar-nominated short film. [Page Six]