4 posts tagged "Man Repeller"
Pay 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.
“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.
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 email@example.com) “that we can’t see much farther than three feet in front of our faces.”