58 posts tagged "Mary Katrantzou"
Welcome to Generation HTML. Since the birth of the blogosphere and global e-commerce domination, we’ve been playing out our lives in cyberspace. And as all aspects of our lives become increasingly techcentric, it’s no surprise that our clothes would follow suit. From Mary Katrantzou’s pioneering prints to Proenza Schouler’s ode to our social-media-saturated times, shop our digitized picks below.
1. Peter Pilotto jacket, $1,689, available at www.net-a-porter.com
2. Maison Martin Margiela rings, $440, available at www.net-a-porter.com
3. Tabitha Simmons pump, $1,245, available at www.barneys.com
4. Proenza Schouler satchel, $2,550, available at www.barneys.com
5. Mary Katrantzou dress, $4,070, available at www.net-a-porter.com
Setting yourself apart—that’s what fashion is about, right? Still, there are few things more striking than seeing a group of trendsetters dressed alike—especially if the matching is unintentional, almost telepathic. We noticed several of these serendipitous moments during the Fall shows, including identical Opening Ceremony varsity jackets, his and hers Nikes, and a pair of friends clad in similar printed looks from Mary Katrantzou’s new collection. Le 21ème photographer Adam Katz Sinding, who frequently captures these kinds of instances, told Style.com, “I think, instinctively, we are drawn to symmetry and proportion. Seeing two identical buildings on the street or twins is interesting because it catches our eye and makes us look twice. I like the rare occasions when things seem to fall into line.”
Here, our favorite two-for-one moments.
It’s been fifteen years since Nevena Borissova’s indie-boutique-turned-cult-retail-sensation Curve opened its doors on L.A.’s Robertson Boulevard. “I was only 23 years old when it started, and I had no idea what I was doing,” recalls Borissova, who notes that her international clientele are the sort to buy “style over fashion. Robertson wasn’t cool at all…we were the first, and we’re kind of the last, because now I call all the stores pop-ups—opening and closing within a year.”
To celebrate the anniversary, Curve teamed with six designers—each of which has a very different aesthetic—to create a limited-edition capsule collection. “I wanted [the collection] to sit well on an editor’s page,” said Borissova. Available now, the lineup—which features everything from a sapphire-studded Pamela Love cage ring to silver Jenni Kayne D’Orsay flats—blends high-fashion pieces with relatively attainable ones. Yes, the Viktor & Rolf jumpsuit is $4,000 (Rihanna already bought one), but the Mary Katrantzou scarf lands at a more accessible $595—a decision spurred by the aforementioned pop star. “One of Mary’s leather tops from Spring ’13 was, like, $5,000. Rihanna also bought it, so I was like, how can the normal person have something from Katrantzou?”
Curve has another milestone in the works: Borissova, who already has posts in Miami, New York, San Francisco, and, of course, L.A., will open a new location on New York’s Bond Street this summer.
Anyone who has scanned through this week’s snaps from Coachella or Tommy Ton’s recent street-style dispatches from Australia knows that crop tops and exposed midriffs are still enjoying a major moment. (Who could’ve guessed Britney Spears was such a visionary?) But if the Fall collections serve as an indication of things to come, the clavicle is the new new erogenous zone. Off-the-shoulder necklines that trace the collarbone made a memorable impact on the runways of Céline (left), Valentino, Mary Katrantzou, and Christopher Kane, but the trend’s biggest supporter was none other than Miuccia Prada. The designer sent out nape-baring parkas at Miu Miu and showed shrugged-off sweaters at Prada that were gorgeous in their disarray.
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With gala season kicking off in earnest this week, we’ve been contemplating alternatives to predictable strapless cocktail frocks and princess gowns. Don’t get us wrong: We’ve got nothing against a nice dress, but the elegantly tailored evening trousers we saw in the Fall collections look so much more modern. Alexander Wang featured sharp slacks on his New York runway and at his Balenciaga debut, and we noticed similar styles at Narciso Rodriguez and The Row. Draped camisole and bustier tops accompanied by long trains that float behind slim pants have been in the air since Haider Ackermann’s Spring ’11 show. Raf Simons nailed that look at his first Haute Couture presentation for Christian Dior last July, and we’ve witnessed its popularity rise with designers like Jason Wu, Mary Katrantzou, Juan Carlos Obando, and Vera Wang in the months since.
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