14 posts tagged "Kate Spade"
The lovable louche lives. His wardrobe is his pj’s. “I was looking at old magazines and pictures of all these great artists, like David Hockney and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and my friend Glenn O’Brien, who is always walking around in pajamas,” said Andy Spade this week. The look isn’t new—Julian Schnabel is its acknowledged philosopher king—but it’s lately been catching on, for women as well as for men. So Spade and his partner in Partners & Spade, Anthony Sperduti, decided to do something about it. In his first full-scale fashion outing since Spade launched Kate Spade and Jack Spade, the his and hers accessories lines, Spade is debuting Sleepy Jones, a collection of tailored pajama separates and boxer shorts for him and for her.
Sleepy Jones’ pieces, in heritage prints and custom-designed ones by artists like Wes Lang, will be available exclusively online at SleepyJones.com. (Sarah Lerfel from Colette has already expressed interest in stocking the collection, but Spade and Sperduti’s real vision is a Sleepy Jones store of its own.) The pieces are sleep-friendly and casual but tweaked for extra-boudoir use: the collars more pointed, breast pockets added, to be more like dress shirts. (Spade confessed he’s been sleeping in old dress shirts.) His role models are the artists, past and present, who really can wear their pajamas all day, and who think nothing of wearing them out, with a blazer or jeans. “There’s kind of a movement in this direction. I don’t think it’ll go away, because people are working at home more, and working online,” he said. “I do think more people can do [this look] than think they can.”
If rumpled elegance is the name of the look, it’s also what sets it apart from the existing big players in the underwear market, who tend to demand (and depict) semi-superhuman physiques. “I don’t have the six-pack, and I don’t identify with that,” Spade added. “I just want to see a guy like Juergen Teller in his boxer shorts, reading the newspaper. I would be like, ‘I want those!’ No one’s ever shown that.”
Above, Spade and Sperduti created an exclusive GIF for Style.com, to show off their new collection, spotlighted on a trip taken with friends to Arizona.
When it comes to summertime jewelry, the brighter, the better. A neon-hued choker or fluorescent cuff is the perfect accent to any warm-weather getup. From Tom Binns to Dannijo, we’ve rounded up our favorite neon baubles, below.
1. Dannijo bracelet, $230, available at www.ssense.com
2. Tom Binns earrings, $115, available at www.netaporter.com
3. Matthew Williamson necklace, $287, available at www.ssense.com
4. Shourouk cuff, $308, available at www.farfetch.com
5. Bauble Bar studded ring, $62, available at www.baublebar.com
6. Kate Spade earrings, $98, available at www.nordstrom.com
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When I was a kid, my mom used to dress me in stripes, and ever since then, I have racked up a growing collection of striped pieces (I still keep the tradition going today with my daughter Gloria). Especially in the summer, cutoffs and a striped top are my go-to weekend outfit, so of course, when I first saw Chance’s California-inspired collection of timeless basics, I was immediately drawn to it. From the boatneck shirts in turquoise, green, and blue to the canvas totes and printed beach towels, it’s all so perfect for summer. (The one-year-old brand’s designer, Julia Leach, knows a thing or two about stripes—she’s the ex-creative director of Kate Spade.) And though it’s just her second collection, filled with a range of long cotton dresses, tanks, and shorts, it’s already exclusively stocked at Barneys. It’s all very basic, super chic, and classic. If you are going away to the beach this weekend, you might want to visit her Web site or stop by Barneys for a quick shopping spree.
Pictured: Boatneck tee, $68; beach towel, $85; and Body of Water tote, $235. All available at Barneys New York and www.chanceco.com.
Since launching his namesake accessories label in 2005, New York-based designer Matt Bernson has racked up an impressive following—Gisele Bündchen, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Jessica Alba included. They and the rest of his growing fan base will be happy to hear that his chic, affordable line of shoes and bags is now available at the label’s first flagship, a 2,200-square-foot shop now open in Tribeca. Bernson and Joshua Pulver, Kate Spade’s architect of choice, decorated the space with custom and vintage furnishings and filled it with pieces from the new collection, which range from the puff leather T-strap Matteo heel to the downtown-cool Gitanes smoking slipper in pastel patent leather. Bernson even dabbled in the season’s sporty trend with the thin-stacked Shelby wedge made of perforated leather (pictured).
Matt Bernson is now open at 20 Harrison St., NYC, (212) 941-7634. Prices range from $134 to $218.