53 posts tagged "Leigh Lezark"
H&M has picked the Misshapes DJ and model Leigh Lezark to front its first shop-in-shop opening at London’s Selfridges retail store this month as well as curate an exclusive collection of its latest key pieces. Lezark, who has worked with the Swedish retailer before, says she even threw color into her new curated collection. (A surprise, considering she regularly steps out in all black ensembles). [Vogue U.K.]
Lady Gaga’s younger sister wants to join her in show business. Well, sort of. Natali Germanotta is reportedly in the running to design costumes for a new Off-Broadway show, Simon Says, set to open in New York this fall. [WWD]
This week, Pringle of Scotland announces the Archive Collection in collaboration with Central Saint Martins MA students. The 12-piece collection was created by five students who pulled from the company’s archive of cashmere knits and prints. [Racked]
Kaiser Karl is doing it and now, Giambattista Valli is following his lead and collaborating with Macy’s. The limited-edition collection, stocked full of tulle, bows, and wild animal prints, launches October 26 in stores and on Macys.com. [WWD]
“All we’re missing is the opium,” said Bergdorf Goodman’s Linda Fargo. Everything but was on the menu when BG transformed its seventh-floor restaurant into a casbah for a lunch and mini fashion show of Chanel’s Paris-Byzance Pre-Fall collection yesterday afternoon. It might’ve been the first time ever that Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon has played in the tony eatery. The occasion: a celebration of the retailer’s new Chanel shop-in-shop on the second floor, where a trunk show of said collection happens to be taking place. Once the models slipped out of their frocks, they were whisked downstairs for customers to ogle up close. The Peter Marino-designed space is 50 percent bigger than the department store’s previous Chanel shop, and the back-of-house, client services space is 100 percent bigger. “Bergdorf Goodman and Chanel’s relationship goes back to the eighties, I believe, and we finally have a shop that’s on par with the quality of the product,” Fargo added. She had no argument on the subject with one shopper. Chanel ambassador Leigh Lezark overheard one well-dressed lady ask her dog what it thought of a tweedy jacket. “What do you think,” she said to the pooch, “do you like the gray?” Far-out.
At the Telegraph, Hilary Alexander scores a preview of the forthcoming catalog for the Costume Institute’s Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, which will include images by Sølve Sundsbø (left), and an interview with the house’s current creative director, Sarah Burton, by Style.com’s Tim Blanks. [Telegraph via Racked]
London’s Fashion Fringe competition has added two new judges to its roster: Joining Selfridges’ Anne Pitcher, London College of Fashion’s Roy Peach, and Metro‘s Bel Jacobs will be Roland Mouret and Claudia Schiffer. (Last year’s honorary chairman, John Galliano, was originally intended to serve for two years, but will not participate.) The program awards a package of cash, business advice, studio space, and mentorship worth an estimated £100,000; applications are open now, and those shortlisted for the prize will show their collections at London fashion week. [WWD]
Following last night’s wake for late club impresario Don Hill, a few well-placed friends, collaborators, and admirers—including Leigh Lezark, Paul Sevigny, Nur Khan, and Debbie Harry—share their memories of the man and the club. [T]
And tonight, rocker-approved menswear label By Robert James opens up its first-ever pop-up shop, in Tribeca’s John Allan’s grooming club. Which leads us to wonder: Will BRJ’s typically scruffy clientele emerge from the new shop fresh-faced and clean-shaven? [By Robert James]