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August 28 2014

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4 posts tagged "Man Repeller"

92Y to Discuss the Future of Fashion With Style.com’s Dirk Standen

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Dirk StandenPay attention, fashion fans. On Wednesday, June 4, 92Y invites you to attend a panel discussion about the future of fashion with Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, Suite 1521 cofounders Lizzie Tisch and Kim Kassel, and Style.com’s editor in chief Dirk Standen. Learn all about fashion and the Internet, the new ways we observe and consume trends, and the industry at large during the 8:15 p.m. event. Get your tickets now on 92Y.com, and we’ll see you there.

Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures 

Happy Birthday, Dear Outnet: Celebrating Five Years of Designer Deals

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“Coulda, woulda, shoulda.” Thanks to The Outnet, that phrase rarely leaves our lips—when it comes to shopping regrets, at least. The designer discount site operated by Net-a-Porter brings you the best pieces from seasons past, meaning not only can you snag those Alexander Wang shoes you sorely missed out on, but you can get them for a bargain, too. To celebrate its fifth birthday, The Outnet is reissuing some of its top designers’ greatest hits—think Alexander McQueen’s patent bow clutch, J.W. Anderson’s paisley top, and Roland Mouret’s iconic wool dress. It also put together an adorable video, above, debuting exclusively here on Style.com. Chic shoppers like Alexandra Richards, Leigh Lezark, Garance Doré, Leandra Medine (who just filmed her own video series for Style.com), and Harley Viera-Newton discuss their favorite pieces while grooving to our new favorite jam, “Love Letters” by Metronomy. “Balmain for me is the Parisian brand,” Doré insists. As for Viera-Newton, “Oscar de la Renta is the dream” and Jason Wu is for “the confident, strong woman.” If you want to look “adorable,” Lezark suggests Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s pastel pencil skirt. We’ll take it from the experts. The full collection will be available only at TheOutnet.com starting April 29—killer dance moves not included.

Ashley Smith and RVCA Do It Up Downtown

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Ashley Smith x RVCAWhile the rest of the city was braving subzero temperatures last night, the crew in the downstairs den at Acme in New York was hot for model Ashley Smith and her first collection for California-based lifestyle brand RVCA. “You know, I’ve gained a lot of respect for designers,” Smith told Style.com. “I had no idea how time-consuming and research-oriented designing a collection would be…luckily I had this amazing team behind me.”

Her debut collection (below), which is the first of six, is full of playful separates: flouncy skirts, letterman cardigans, and cropped sweaters. “I designed the clothes around what I would want to wear and what my friends would want to wear,” said Smith, who turned up to the event wearing her designs. “And it plays on the idea of opposites—being this tomboy in Texas and the girl I am today in New York.”

According to Smith, the project came together organically over drinks at the Mercer Hotel following an introduction by photographer Mike Piscatelli. “When it happens, it just happens,” offered RVCA founder PM Tenore. “We like to work with different people of varying subcultures—whether it’s artists, designers, surfers, or skaters—and branch out. RVCA is really a platform for talented people like Ashley Smith or Erin [Wasson, a former collaborator] to showcase their passion and hard work…there’s no formula otherwise.”

Ashley Smith x RCVA

The two brought together a coterie of cool kids, including model Kyleigh Kuhn, Andrej Pejic, and Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, as well as artists like Ryan McGinness. “It’s very fun,” Kuhn said of the designs. “Ashley has such a personality here in the downtown New York scene, and she’s breathing this new life and energy into RVCA’s women’s brand, which is exciting.”

So what can fans expect to see next from Smith? “I just finished my designs for the second collection, which is just as good as the first, if not better,” she said. “I was inspired by seventies denim…I just love denim!”

Priced between $16 and $315, Ashley Smith x RVCA will be available on RVCA’s Web site starting in August.

Photos: BFAnyc.com; Sandy Kim

The Man Repeller Suits Up

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The suiting label Alex & Eli recently launched its e-commerce site, The Tailor Shop, which allows shoppers to customize one of four blazer silhouettes with their own choices of linings, fabrics, and buttons. “We envisioned creating an online store that channeled Savile Row, a place where dapper women could take part in sartorial experience,” says Anna Zeman, one half of the design duo. To celebrate the launch, Zeman and her business partner Aja Singer have enlisted a series of guest “tailoresses” to create a limited-edition blazer to their liking for sale on the site. Up next: Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller.

“She is definitely a girl that’s got some blazer swagger,” Singer tells Style.com. “And that’s what we’re all about…blazer swagger.” Medine designed a luxe two-toned blazer ($535) in forest green, with navy-blue suede sleeves and fur pompoms on the zippers. “We called it the ‘Mr. G’ because of a mutual obsession with the Australian TV show Summer Heights High,” Medine says. “Chris Lilley plays three different characters in the show, one of which is an overachieving, hyper performing-arts teacher—I think the blazer speaks well to [that] aesthetic.”

As for what’s next for the girls of Alex & Eli, Zeman says, “We are so focused on launching the gorgeous Mr. G blazer (and getting all those pompoms sewn on)” in time for the November 17 Soho House New York launch party (open to the public with RSVP to press@alexandeli.com) “that we can’t see much farther than three feet in front of our faces.”

Photo: Thomas Iannaccone