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Exclusive: Made Fashion Week Announces Its Fall ’14 Lineup


Jenné Lombardo, Mazdack Rassi, and Keith Baptista

Since Jenné Lombardo, Mazdack Rassi, and Keith Baptista launched Made fashion week in 2009, the program has helped such stars as Altuzarra, Suno, and Hood by Air gain their footing. And while Lincoln Center’s Fall ’14 schedule is thinning, Made’s lineup is robust as ever. Of course, there’s that little fact that the latter picks up the designers’ venue, production, hair, and makeup tabs. But on cool factor alone, if you’re an independent or emerging talent, the initiative’s Milk Studios and Standard Hotel spaces are inarguably the hottest spots to show. Today, can exclusively reveal Made’s Fall ’14 schedule, and it’s packed with exciting newbies like Azede Jean-Pierre, Charles Harbison, CG by Chris Gelinas (who won the second annual Made for Peroni Young Designer Award), Maria ke Fisherman, Baja East, Highland, and more. “There are a few things that are important to us,” offered Lombardo of the competitive selection process. “There’s obviously the talent side—we want to share beautiful talent with editors and buyers. We also want to make sure that [our designers] have a sense of business, because we invest a lot of money and time into this program,” she said. “We want to ensure that we’re investing in brands that are going to be successful—maybe not even financially, but that are going to at least make an impact on culture.”

Also on the docket for Fall is Australian designer Dion Lee‘s debut Made romp (he showed in New York for the first time last season at Eyebeam Studios in Chelsea), as well as CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award-winning label Public School. After presenting with Made for the past few seasons, the brand’s designers, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, will be holding their first bona fide runway show. “Every season I’m excited because I get to see the evolution of these designers’ collections,” said Lombardo. “We really get involved with their processes. The designers know that we’re humans—we’re not just an organization—and that they can always talk to somebody from the Made team.”

Just in case there was any doubt about Made’s cachet, Lombardo told us that the T-shirts for the MFW’s Fall ’14 Parsons interns were designed and donated by artists Daniel Arsham and Chris Stamp. “They’re really great-looking, and they’d be really expensive,” Lombardo chirped. “It’s stuff like this that’s exciting for us—we get people who are part of our culture approaching us and wanting to participate. If we weren’t who we were, we’d have to beg people for stuff like this. It’s just kind of cool.”

Have a read through all twenty-eight designers on Made’s Fall ’14 schedule, below.


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Cameron Silver’s Journey Through The World Of Chanel


My typical response when receiving an invitation to an out-of-town party is “send a plane.” Amazingly enough, that’s exactly what Chanel did for the opening night of Numéros Privés: A Journey Through the World of Chanel at the Wynn Las Vegas on Friday. The label chartered five planes from New York, six from Los Angeles (I was on a G4), and one from San Francisco, with a fleet of Escalades waiting to pick up the almost 200 VIPs—including Jessica Alba, Diane Kruger, Dree Hemingway, and Anouck Lepère—they invited for the grand affair this weekend.

“Nothing is more glamorous than being inside a Chanel pocketbook,” Rachel Zoe told me while we hung out in the Wynn’s leather-lined room—just one part of the ultimate luxe fun house, a temporary installation celebrating the iconic codes of Chanel. China Chow begged to differ. When I asked her what her favorite was, she asked, “Is that a rhetorical question? The couture room, of course,” she said. It was difficult to pick a personal favorite. Between the rooms with pearl curtains containing bejeweled bags and bijoux, the black lacquer room devoted to the J12, and the children’s room filled with Karl Lagerfeld-designed dolls and Le Petit Coco wallpaper, they were all pretty magnificent.

Alexa Chung deejayed during a Chinese New Year dinner of dim sum (where mostly just Champagne was consumed), and afterward came a killer rockabilly performance by Ireland’s Imelda May, who got Shiva Rose and Tierney Gearon swinging on the dance floor. Dancing wasn’t the main attraction, however. Everyone was focused on the Coco vending machine. Liz Goldwyn tried to get the claw to catch a leather cuff, but like most of us what she ended up with was a lipstick. That’s not nothing, and in that sense everyone seemed to get lucky in Vegas last night. I would feel more lucky, though, if Chanel would send me on a private plane to Paris. Couture starts Monday. CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW of the full event. Follow Cameron on Twitter @camerondecades.

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