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April 20 2014

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19 posts tagged "Macy’s"

The Richie Report

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Last month, we joined Nicole Richie for a private uptown dinner in New York and previewed her upcoming collection for Macy’s. However, we have signed papers saying we wouldn’t tell you much about it just yet. The next best thing? These exclusive images from the ad campaign shoot at Milk Studios in L.A., lensed by Camilla Akrans. “I worked extremely hard with Macy’s to create a collection that stayed true to my own aesthetic, so representing my designs in the advertising campaign was a welcome opportunity,” Richie tells Style.com. “I am thrilled to partner with such an iconic retailer for this collaboration, which was an exciting, new way to challenge my creativity.” Here, an exclusive first glimpse.

Photos: Camilla Akrans

Nicole Richie, From Punky Brewster To Fashion Star

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Nicole Richie has been M.I.A. in Australia for the past few months, but last night she was back in action celebrating her upcoming capsule collection for Macy’s with a candlelit dinner at Daniel, along with Eddie Borgo, brother-in-law Josh Madden, and close friend Charlotte Ronson (pictured, left). Richie (pictured, right) might have been on vacation, but she’s been working hard, to say the least. “I am constantly working on Winter Kate and House of Harlow and my fragrance comes out at the beginning of September and we are about to start shooting Fashion Star,” she reported. “Yeah, this is going to be a busy fall.”

Richie, once the Juicy sweat suit-wearing star of The Simple Life, recalled just how much things have changed since her formative years. “I went through a Punky Brewster stage, she was my everything,” she admitted. “I would leave the house in a red shoe and black sock and a green shoe and I thought I was killing it. Those pictures are still in my mom’s house and they haunt me all the time.”

Since, ahem, refining her look, the starlet-turned-designer still has one sartorial problem she can’t seem to solve: “It’s very hot during the summer and I love a long sleeve, so the two don’t go hand-in-hand right now,” Richie (who was wearing a long sleeve number last night) told Style.com. “Luckily, I am never hot so it just works out for me. Literally, I never get hot.” Must be nice. As for the details on her upcoming Macy’s collection, we can’t share them just yet, but stay tuned.

Photo: Getty Images

Richie’s Run As A Macy’s Designer

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Karl Lagerfeld did it, Giambattista Valli did it, and more recently, Alberta Ferretti joined the list of Macy’s guest designers. Today, one more fashion star got added to the group: Nicole Richie. Though images of the Nicole Richie for Impulse line have not been revealed yet, it will reportedly include a peacock print Richie has used before and “bright jewel colors as a big theme in the line, which will offer 24 to 30 styles,” according to Macy’s Inc. chief marketing officer Martine Reardon.

Of the collection, which is set to hit select Macy’s stores and Macys.com in mid-September, Richie (who also has her House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate collections and is busy as a mentor on NBC’s reality fashion show Fashion Star) says, “With each collection I do, it all starts with music,” adding that the Macy’s collection “represents the many different layers of a modern woman. This collection has a strong mix of masculine and feminine: printed chiffon mixed with faux leathers. I focused on the details, from the zipper pulls to the buttons.”

Photo: Julian Mackler / BFAnyc.com

Fêting Ferretti

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Following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld and Giambattista Valli, Alberta Ferretti unveiled her limited-edition collection for Macy’s yesterday. To celebrate the launch, the Italian designer was on hand at the Herald Square store last night, where the likes of Glenda Bailey, Wendi Murdoch, and Mickey Boardman turned out to support her.

“It’s difficult because for a big designer, it’s important that the fit and quality is different from your normal low-price dress,” Ferretti told Style.com. “I’m really happy about the realization of the collection. They made them young, modern, fresh—not cheaply made. Maybe I will buy too, why not?” she added with a smile.

And shoppers liked what they saw in the collection ($49 to $119) of bright summer dresses and light knits, with the long white maxi dress being a crowd favorite. (At left, model Shu Pei Qin wears one of the collection’s floral peasant dresses.) “I would probably buy this and wear it every single day of summer—I’ve just got to have it for the Hamptons,” one shopper said. Will there be more mass Ferretti on the horizon? The designer remained tight-lipped, saying, “We did the Eco collaboration with Emma Watson and now this, so we are exploring other collaborations at this point.”

Photo: Mike Coppola / Wireimage / Courtesy of Alberta Ferretti

Jonathan Saunders Wins BFC/ Designer Fashion Fund, CDG Rolls Out Another Beatles Collection, Alberta Ferretti X Macy’s, And More…

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Jonathan Saunders is this year’s winner of the prestigious BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Saunders will receive a cool £200,000 prize along with a personalized business mentoring program. Saunders beat out the likes of Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, and Richard Nicoll for the award. [Vogue U.K.]

The sporadic but well-received Comme des Garçons by the Beatles collection will return for another installment later this month. On February 17, CDG stores and Dover Street Market will release the merchandise—a green apple-printed backpack and two tartan shirts. Prices range from $395 to $860. [Hint]

Actress and musician Charlotte Gainsbourg sat down with Nownesss to discuss her forthcoming album, Stage Whispers. Gainsbourg describes her creative process, growing up as the child of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, and being the muse of Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière. [Nowness]

Alberta Ferretti will be the next designer to create a collection for Macy’s contemporary Impulse department. Available April 17, the line is inspired by the Amalfi Coast and will consist of “light summer clothing that evokes the spirit of my beautiful country,” Ferretti tells WWD. The collection of about 30 pieces will range from $49 to $119. [WWD]

Photo: Alessandro Viero / GoRunway.com