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July 29 2014

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35 posts tagged "Marc by Marc Jacobs"

Albertus Swanepoel and Co. Put Their Heads Together

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Albertus Swanepoel hats on head forms by Cushnie et Ochs, Irene Neuwirth, Richard Chai, and Suno

South African-born, New York-based milliner Albertus Swanepoel has been creating hats for such brands as Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Club Monaco since 2004. So today, a few fellow CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund alums—many of whom have sent his custom toppers down their catwalks—have made a little something for him. The hatter will open his very first exhibition, A Milliner’s Story, this evening at downtown boutique Odin, and his wares will rest on bespoke hat forms by the likes of Suno (above, bottom left), Band of Outsiders, Richard Chai (above, bottom right), and more. For instance, Cushnie et Ochs designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs turned out a noggin made from black snakeskin (above, top left), and Irene Neuwirth created a pink face adorned with semiprecious stones (above, top right). “I didn’t really give them any direction, and I was very impressed with [the designers'] craftsmanship and technical skills,” Swanepoel told Style.com. “Those things are very important to me.” Continue Reading “Albertus Swanepoel and Co. Put Their Heads Together” »

Shop the Look: A Dark Lace

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Shop The Look: Black LaceWith the Menswear, Resort, and Couture shows all wrapping this month, we’ve seen our fair share of trends. And while we’re tempted to try a daring crop top or a kitschy Hawaiian print, wearing something classic still feels appealing. Black lace made its way into the Pre-Fall collections, and the resulting looks are elegant and timeless, with a subtle, vampy edge. Shop our picks from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Nicholas Kirkwood, and more, below.

1. Oscar de la Renta dress, $6,990, available at www.net-a-porter.com

2. Nicholas Kirkwood mesh sandals, $950, available at www.net-a-porter.com

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone 5 case, $40, available at www.net-a-porter.com

4. OPI Black Shatter Nail Lacquer, $7.99, available at overstock.com

5. Aurélie Bidermann oxidized silver dipped lace cuff, $628, available at www.farfetch.com

Photos: Courtesy Photo

Marc By Marc Taps Luella Bartley And Katie Hillier

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Luella BartleyLuella Bartley (left) has been missed since she shuttered her whimsical namesake label back in 2009 due to recession woes, so for us fashion folk, news of her comeback has stirred up a healthy dose of excitement. Today, WWD announced that Bartley and fellow Brit designer Katie Hillier have been appointed as the new design director and creative director, respectively, of Marc by Marc Jacobs‘ womenswear range. This marks the first time in the line’s fifteen-year-history that anyone other than Jacobs has been in the spotlight for a design role in the women’s collection. Hillier, who, according to reports, was tapped first and then brought Bartley on board, has worked with Marc by Marc on a freelance basis for the last ten years. Jacobs will continue to oversee the overall creative direction of the range, and the pair’s efforts will first be seen in the Fall 2014 collection.

Photo: Marcio Madeira

Jumping for Joie

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On a much-buzzed-about corridor of Melrose Avenue, where labels like Marc by Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg and Helmut Lang have all opened boutiques, a retail resurgence has begun. This Tuesday, Joie’s L.A. flagship joins the fray. The label is undertaking a major rollout—in addition to L.A., a Soho shop has just opened in New York, with a Meatpacking District branch and a San Francisco outpost on the way. Still, says creative director Serge Azria, “each store embodies the true feel of the brand: effortlessly chic yet casual.” Who do you call for that? Ryan Korban, the designer whose credits include Alexander Wang’s store and showroom and New York’s Edon Manor. Korban’s vision translated into a Parisian apartment that’s been sun-kissed by SoCal—an apartment, that is, that’s 1,640 square feet large, with herringbone floors and washed gray moldings. “L.A. has always been a big part of the Joie environment—even before we opened on the West Coast,” Korban explained. “Because it is such a large part of the brand, it has always come through in the design, even when we were doing New York stores.” Although New Yorkers are famously wary of all things L.A, we haven’t heard any complaints.

Joie is now open at 8414 Melrose Ave., L.A., (323) 330-1255.

Photo: Courtesy of Joie

Shop The Look: High Tech

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The clock’s a-ticking! The holidays are less than a month away, and the time to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list is running out. We’d bet that at least one of your comrades or kin is hoping for an Apple gadget of some sort—be it an iPhone or an iPad Mini. But if you don’t have a Santa-sized budget, why not get them a fun and fashionable case instead? A few of our favorite designers, like Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, and Moschino, offer some covetable options. See our roundup below.


1. Moschino iPad cover, $85, available at www.netaporter.com

2. Diane von Furstenberg iPad case, $165, available at www.matchesfashion.com

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone case, $48, available at www.shopbop.com

4. Dannijo iPhone case, $98, available at www.dannijo.com

5. Weston iPhone case, $50, available at www.netaporter.com.

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Photo: Courtesy Photo