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Kate Spade may be a true New York brand, but for a month, at least, it’s going London. The company has turned a Georgian townhouse in Covent Garden into the Spade girl’s dream pad. The bags on which the brand got famous are all here, of course, but so too are lingerie and hosiery, fragrance, a capsule clothing line, jewellery, and bedding—even a few one-offs specifically for U.K. girls, like an enamel “London Calling” bracelet and a leather London bag. So why the U.K., why now? “We did what we call a restoration of the brand,” said Chief Creative Officer and President Deborah Lloyd, herself Brit. “After that was complete, we felt that the time was right to introduce or, shall I say, reintroduce Kate Spade to London. When we found this house, it all fell into place.”
Because no opening is complete without a party, last night brought in a host of cute young things. Leigh Lezark (left), Cara Delavigne (Poppy’s younger sister), VV Brown, and the Mark Ronson-produced girl band The Like (who performed) all showed up to check out the wares. They’ll have to act fast to grab any this time around, but the Spade brand has more permanent designs on London in the works. “We have scouted some locations and are close to signing something—expect our first London store in 2011″, Lloyd said, rushing back to New York to shoot the new ad campaign with Bryce Dallas Howard. “So it’s not adieu, just au revoir for now.” Or should that be ta?
The Lanvin/H&M Trailer You’ve Been Waiting For, It’s “Showtime” For Baptiste, Banksy Meets The Simpsons, And More…-------
Turkish blog Zet Fashion won the coveted right to broadcast the new Lanvin for H&M Trailer. (Yet more proof that Turkey is having a big, big moment.) Head over to see Leigh Lezark serve Alber Elbaz tea in the new spot (though, suffice it to say, MisShape tea service not included with actual H&M purchase). [Zet Fashion]
Baptiste Giabiconi, Karl Lagerfeld’s model/slash/attendant of the moment, is working on an album. He recently hit a French TV show to debut a brief clip of his first single, “Showtime,” which sounds—well, let’s just say it could use a little work before it makes the Chanel Fall ’11 soundtrack. The single cover, left, and the evidence, below. [YouTube via Refinery29]
Speaking of videos, Banksy contributed one to The Simpsons last night: The art-world adored graffiti artist did his own version of the famous couch sequence from the comedy’s opening credits. It’s a pretty scabrous look behind the scenes of Springfield (and, by extension, the entire world of TV merchandising, from T-shirts to stuffed animals). How your Simpsons sausage gets made, in other words—judging from the cute-critter grinder Banksy imagines in the underground lair, literally. [YouTube via Dazed Digital#&93;
And it’s been rumored forever, but with the paper of record weighing in, it’s looking like a done deal: Verizon to get the iPhone in 2011. [NYT] Continue Reading “The Lanvin/H&M Trailer You’ve Been Waiting For, It’s “Showtime” For Baptiste, Banksy Meets The Simpsons, And More…” »
As you may have heard, Style.com is celebrating a big birthday this week. We’re not afraid to show our age—we’re 10 and proud! (Oh, the things we’ve seen—and rounded up for our decade-in-review anniversary feature!)
It may be our birthday, but we’re giving you the present. We’ve teamed up with ten amazing designers and labels to offer limited-edition T-shirts on the theme of ten—each one incorporates the Roman numeral X. They’ll go on sale tomorrow at a one-day-only pop-up shop at 22nd Street and Broadway in NYC and at Colette in Paris, then right here on Style.com the next day. To show off the designs from Givenchy, Lanvin, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, and more, we called in a few friends and fans to model for our very own Tommy Ton. Click here for a look at the first five, including Lanvin (pictured, worn by the ageless style icon Iris Apfel), Wang (worn by Leigh Lezark), and Balmain (modeled by Anna Dello Russo).
The German artist Robert Knoke has worked in all media and covered most every theme, but he’s got a special affinity for the world of fashion—he’s collaborated on collections, exhibited in stores like Seven New York, and shown up in the pages of i-D and Purple Fashion. With a résumé like that, no surprise he’s picked up a few friends in chic places, many of whom appear—in portrait, at least—in his new tome, Project 00—Black Material, which arrives in New York with a party, of course, just after fashion week concludes. (Call it fashionably late.) Olivier Zahm, Patti Smith, Marc Jacobs, Terence Koh, and Leigh Lezark (pictured) are only a few of the bold names who sat for Knoke’s black-and-white portraits, which are collected in the first in his series of multimedia art books. Of course, no good multimedia-ist is content to rest between two covers, so the project comes along with Knoke-designed T-shirts, too—screened with his portraits of Damir Doma, Koh, the MisShapes, Gareth Pugh, and DJ Spencer Product, and available in limited editions of 500 at Seven, Oak, Colette, 10 Corso Como, and Isetan.