April 21 2014

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BLK LTHR, Now Luxer


“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.

Photo: Courtesy of BLK DNM



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, “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, has an exclusive first look.

Photo: Johan Lindeberg

Purple In 3-D


Since unveiling BLK DNM a year ago, fashion world journeyman Johan Lindeberg has kept the content coming. Yesterday, he celebrated the brand’s inaugural anniversary by having Olivier Zahm put up an installation in Lindeberg’s Lafayette Street headquarters, turning the place from a store into a creative cornucopia: an Aaron Young video in the window, Olaf Breuning pencil drawings sharing wall space with Zahm’s crowd-pleasing party photos, and a soundtrack (not to mention totes and T-shirts on sale) designed specifically for the occasion. Hey, it was enough to keep Lindsay Lohan around for a while. (Not long enough, however, for the paparazzi, who showed up later to get their shots.)

Lindeberg moved to and fro, visibly pleased with it all. “Fantastic energy,” he declared, then whipped out his camera as artist Robert Longo, who’s moved into fashion since collaborating with Bottega Veneta on a campaign two years ago, started signing prints. Entitled “Purple in 3-D,” the project makes use of work in the magazine’s latest issue and will be up at least through fashion week.

Photos: Matteo Prandoni/



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, 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.

Photo: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin / Courtesy of BLK DNM

Jason Wu For Target, Tabitha Simmons’ Tap Dancer, Guinness Gets Into Film, And More…


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]

Photo: Billy Farrell /