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53 posts tagged "Kenzo"

Lynn Yaeger and Yoox.com’s Rare Discovery Is a Vintage Addict’s Kryptonite

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Comme des Garcons

If, like me, you are a Japanese design devotee, get ready to empty your savings account. Lynn Yaeger, acclaimed fashion journalist, New York eccentric, and aggressive wearer of Comme des Garçons, was recently appointed as the curator of vintage clothing at Yoox.com. The release of her first shoppable selection happened to coincide with Yoox’s 10th anniversary of launching in Japan. And what better way to celebrate than with a range of hard-to-find items designed by Japanese fashion demigods like Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo, Kansai Yamamoto, Kenzo Takada, Yohji Yamamoto, and Junya Watanabe? “These clothes are revolutionary in their conception and execution,” Yaeger told The Independent of the collection, which she’s titled “Mezurashi Hakken,” or “Rare Discovery” in English. “They are beyond season, they never date. Clothes that look a little strange on the hanger can be wonderful on the body. For this collection, each piece had to be a unique, interesting example of each designer’s contribution, and they have to be wearable,” added Yaeger, who reportedly scoured the world to hunt down these pivotal pieces. Judging by the number of garments that are heartbreakingly marked SOLD, it would seem that Yaeger’s debut Yoox effort is going pretty well. With that in mind, I advise you to shop quickly—these vintage treasures won’t last.

Photo: Via Yoox.com

Shop the Look: The Eyes Have It

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STL_BLOG_062414_notextMinimalism is still the move this summer, but we’re happy to see designers getting a little more playful. Where’s the fun in wearing a crisp all-white ensemble if you can’t throw in a crazy clutch? Particularly one shaped like a turquoise eye. In fact, we’ve noted a lot of eye motifs lately, from Kenzo’s beloved Eye of Horus to cartoonish, graphic designs. A delicate necklace or pair of earrings can inject any outfit with some subtle surreal spirit, but the notion of wearing giant green eyes on our toes is almost too fun to pass up. Shop our favorite eye-spy pieces by Charlotte Olympia, Pierre Hardy, Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry, and more, below.

1. Kenzo embroidered cotton eye sweatshirt, $315, available at neimanmarcus.com
2. J Brand 8112 rail mid-rise skinny jeans, $218, available net-a-porter.com
3. Charlotte Olympia Eye Want You clutch in white, $1,995, available at forwardforward.com
4. Pierre Hardy suede, leather, and calf-hair sandals, $865, available at net-a-porter.com
5. Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry mini Priscilla lapis necklace, $220, available at jenniferzeuner.com

Photo: Courtesy Photos

Through C├ędric’s Eyes: Sasha Luss in Kenzo

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Each week, renowned artist and fashion illustrator Cédric Rivrain unveils an exclusive drawing on Style.com. See fashion through his eyes, below.

Sasha Luss in Kenzo

Sasha Luss in Kenzo

“A neon chartreuse tie dress brings a sensual ray of light to the wise night-black body stocking.”—Cédric Rivrain

Illustration: Cédric Rivrain

Kenzodiac: The Fashion Crowd’s New Favorite Astrologist?

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kenzoMove over, Susan Miller, Kenzodiac has arrived. Fierce devotees of the fashion set’s go-to astrologer will be pleased to know that Kenzo’s newly launched, online astrological platform will not only tell you what your love life is looking like this week, but also answer wardrobe questions as well. Not sure what to wear today? Kenzodiac says it’s a print cap sort of day for Pisces and a good time for polo shirts for anyone who’s a Capricorn. (Naturally, the style suggestions are heavy on the Kenzo merchandise.) Wondering what’s on the horizon this month? Scorpios, remember this is the month of the waxing gibbous moon, so “if you take this time to fight against your laconic nature and show more of who you are, you’ll see immediate benefits in your projects and relationships.” Every sign and reading is accompanied by a custom sketch by Franco-Canadian artist Julien Ceccaldi (like the one pictured, left). The site will be live all summer. We only wish it could answer all of our pressing questions, like where is Olivier Theyskens going next?

Illustration: Courtesy of Kenzo

Shop the Look: Earn Your Stripes

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STL Nautical

Summer doesn’t officially start for another month, but Memorial Day weekend more or less feels like the beginning of the season. Some of us are heading East for barbecues in Montauk and Amagansett, while others are taking advantage of the long weekend by jetting off to more tropical locales. Regardless of your destination (or lack thereof), we’re inspired to celebrate the American holiday in style with nautical details. In more subdued shades like coral and sky blue, preppy marinière stripes, rope details, and flat espadrilles look more sailboat-chic than straight-up patriotic. Shop our favorite nautical pieces by Trademark, Illesteva, Kenzo, and more, below.

1. Adia Kibur faux pearl rope necklace, $80, available at shopbop.com

2. Illesteva Leonard round-frame acetate sunglasses, $280, available at net-a-porter.com

3. Trademark Carson shirt, $138, available at trade-mark.com

4. Soludos stripe sandals, $55, available at shopbop.com

5. Kenzo miniskirt, $510, available at thecorner.com

Photo: Courtesy Photo