30 posts tagged "Marcus Wainwright"
“We went to the Great Wall and rode down the toboggan twice!” exclaimed Marchesa designer Keren Craig during a party that Chinese retail impresarios Silas Chou and his daughter, Veronica Chou, hosted at their Beijing residence on Friday. While her design partner—Georgina Chapman—was absent, Craig was joined by Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, and Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, all of whom had traveled to the Far East as part of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund’s Americans in China initiative. Launched in 2012, the program aims to introduce a cross section of American design to the buoyant Chinese market.
Earlier in the day, the trio of U.S. brands presented their Fall ’13 ranges at the restored Ming Dynasty City Wall in the heart of old Beijing. Each collection was reassembled on a coterie of Chinese models, including Liu Wen, Xiao Wen, and Ming Xi.
“These designers represent the diversity of American fashion, from contemporary wear to high fashion and the red carpet,” said CFDA CEO Steven Kolb. “For all of us, China is this great unknown market,” he added, noting that over the next five years, the CFDA will expand its global programming. Continue Reading “Toasting American Fashion in Beijing” »
The Spring ’14 menswear collections kick off this weekend in London, followed by the shows at Florence’s Pitti Uomo, in Milan, and in Paris. Before their wares hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. Our complete collection of Spring ’14 previews is available here..
WHO: Rag & Bone, designed by Marcus Wainwright and David Neville
WHEN: Monday, June 17
WHAT: “Our Spring ’14 guy is understated yet progressive. The collection is stripped back with a focus on Japanese fabrics and technical treatments.” —Marcus Wainwright. Wainwright and Neville sent us a sneak peek at their Spring ’14 collection, as well as a pair of inspiration images (above).
London’s two-season-old men’s week (technically referred to as London Collections: Men) announced another victory today: New York-based Rag & Bone, will be joining the Spring 2014 lineup. Last season, international labels Tom Ford and Alexander McQueen presented their menswear ranges in the city, and this March, Burberry also announced plans to show on its home turf for Spring 2014.
“Rag & Bone, started life in New York, but as English guys, we are delighted to be a part of London Collections: Men,” said British-born designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville. “Menswear is what originally put our brand on the map, and our British roots have heavily influenced our aesthetic, so we felt strongly about showing our Spring 2014 collection in our hometown.” The third installment of London Collections: Men will kick off on June 16.
The people have spoken. The music site Pitchfork asked its readers to submit their picks for their top albums of the past 15 years, and nearly 28,000 of them did. The results: Radiohead. Thom Yorke and co. took three of the top 10 spots—including #1 and #2—with OK Computer, Kid A, and In Rainbows. Of course, the band has been a runway favorite for years. Radiohead has scored many runways in the history of fashion week and is a mainstay at one in particular: Rag & Bone. Yorke is friendly with co-designer Marcus Wainwright and has stepped in to provide a catwalk playlist several seasons running. According to the label, we can expect another one this season, too. Crank it up.