47 posts tagged "Marni"
I’d already been through the racks of Marni’s fall collection for men when Consuelo Castiglioni, the designer herself, popped out of a door in the wall of the showroom. “What kind of man do you imagine in these clothes?” I wondered. “Gorgeous ones,” she answered. I pushed her a bit, and she specified architects, musicians…. I was having a little trouble with that idea, because the collection itself had a resolutely undeclarative flatness. Sure, there were clever touches—like the puffa sewn inside a tweed jacket, or the jacket that reversed to a raincoat—but otherwise, it was hard to imagine Marni’s fall menswear galvanizing creative types. Then I saw the lookbook, which features U.K. model Ash Stymest, he of the extreme tatts and kickass att. He looked like an angel. Okay, fashion is alchemy, and I stand corrected on the transformative power of Marni’s new menswear.
Now that the snow’s banked high and winter is officially in full swing, your fall footwear ain’t going to cut it anymore. We combed the market to find six must-see boots that can stand up to the slush.
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In a word: perfection. And I’m not the only one who thinks so—the Gap recently strapped these on the models for their winter campaign, causing widespread confusion when would-be shoppers couldn’t find them at the brand’s stores.
CO-OP lace-up boot, $395, www.barneys.com
There’s hardly a girl left in town without a pair of wellies, but Consuelo Castiglione’s luxe, leather-wrapped version one-ups the competition.
Marni rubber and leather Wellingtons, $455, www.marni.com for stores
Short, sleek, and sturdy. These pull-on boots are rugged enough to withstand the great outdoors, but chic enough to hold their own on the snowbanks of Soho.
Sorel Sorelli pull-on boot, $99.95, www.endless.com
Hippies farther east than Topanga Canyon will love Mou’s sheepskin ankle booties. They’re just crafty enough, without crossing into Etsy territory.
Mou Eskimo boots, $235, www.net-a-porter.com
The classics are classic for a reason. Ralph’s winter boots are mainstays, and these are updated with a nod to lumberjack style.
Ralph Lauren Collection Fargo boot, $295, www.ralphlauren.com for stores
When better to indulge in the over-the-knee trend than in winter, when you’ll be grateful for the coverage? (Good luck bearing leather thigh-highs come summer.) Knocking around town in these shearling-lined boots is like traveling with your own personal space heater.
EMU Australia Hi Hipper sheepskin boots, $229.95, www.endless.com
No matter how much you think that fashion folk eat or don’t, one thing is for sure: They love a macaroon. Loïc Prigent famously captured Marc Jacobs basing Louis Vuitton’s Polka Dot Fleurs handbag on them. Monique Lhuillier based an entire collection on Ladurée’s pastels. And I’ve witnessed several instances of the sandwiched meringue sweets being pounced on by chicsters when they’ve been brought out at an event. Marni is the latest label to join in on the patisserie party, collaborating with Ladurée on a limited-edition box, patterned with polka dots and a little flower brooch, filled with gold-covered chocolate macaroons. Or for the Marni fan who can’t live without color—we’re guessing it’s a sizable group—there’s the option of creating a customized selection of flavors. They come in boxes of eight or 18 and go on sale starting December 1 at Ladurée outposts in Paris, London, Tokyo, Dublin, and Zurich.
One look at the sunglasses on the Spring runways and it’s clear: Gone are the days of the no-nonsense shades. Dries Van Noten and Marni, never ones to disappoint with eyewear, delivered fantastic plastic versions, building solidly on ground they’ve covered in the past. Meanwhile, the boys from Proenza Schouler ditched the neo-hippie orbs that inspired many a knockoff in favor of a more geometric blackout to counterbalance their stellar surf-inspired collection.
Spotted at Chanel: lace-trim aviators, perfect for, perhaps, a stylish Sicilian widow, or any girl-about-town, for that matter. Then there were chem-lab-meets-club-kid at Prada, with thick, clear frames and lime-green lenses. Alexander Wang‘s sci-fi cat-eye already has a fan club, including Lady Gaga. Looks like Spring may shape up to be a season where we’ll dress around our sunglasses. What do you think about the new eyewear? Are you a circle or a square?
It seems like just yesterday that I railed against the murky statement of the kitten heel that I saw on midtown tourists all summer long. But, if yesterday in Milan is any evidence, the look may have legs.
Yes, there were some tiny little heels at Marni, including a pair inspired by those navy rubber sandals from Chinatown. But not all was on the down low. Sling-back sandal boots—a seemingly new element to this persistent hybrid—and Mary Jane sandals both had high platforms.
The kitten caboodle continued at Missoni with these braided strappy, straight-outta-Ibiza sandals. Somehow with these, one must ask, why not just make them flat? Even a haute hippie doesn’t really want to mince around on a wee heel.
Dolce & Gabbana’s masculine-feminine journey meant flat velvet slippers and lace-up oxfords and their polar opposite: femme-fatale heels inset with fishnet leather to look like naughty ankle socks. The only kittens here were, of course, the corseted sex kittens who closed the show.