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April 21 2014

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3 posts tagged "Maryam Nassir Zadeh"

Michelle Lane’s Thoughtful Fashion

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Michelle Lane“Everything that I’ve learned has brought me back to the idea that we need to create a new dialogue in fashion,” offered stylist and jewelry designer Michelle Lane at Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s Lower East Side boutique last night. “I’m interested in exploring capitalism as a religion through fashion—and moving away from [the construction of] fashion as fantasy.” The industry vet is explaining her rather academic motivations behind founding BREADstudio, her philanthropically minded design studio. Lane’s project debuted last night via A Trace of Thrace,—a pop-up show of Bulgarian design pieces at Zadeh’s shop.

The works—which Lane curated while studying language and sociopolitical theory in fashion in Switzerland last February—represent an exciting assortment of young Bulgarian designers. “There’s something in the Balkan culture that resonated with me,” related Lane, at the show’s opening, between sips of white wine and bites of Turkish pastries. “That mixture of the Eastern and Western sensibility, the very deconstructionalist and spiritual components, the sadness and nostalgia…. It’s a very interesting culture.” Continue Reading “Michelle Lane’s Thoughtful Fashion” »

Hunt It Down: Edith A. Miller Camo

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We spotted a bounty of camo-print varieties during Resort and at the menswear shows. In case you don’t want to wait until those covetable Marc by Marc and Givenchy Resort items hit stores in November, the team at Edith A. Miller has a stopgap right now. Edith A. Miller’s Jennifer Murray and Nancy Gibson pulled archival camo print from the label’s century-old mill and created six fresh takes on it (some items have the brand’s signature stripe in the mix, too). The fatigue-inspired styles ($62-$82) are in stores like New York’s Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Bird in Brooklyn now.

Photo: Ryan Murray

Mountain Trip

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Thanks to a seventies revival that started in past seasons’ front rows, Spring’s runways were super groovy and—compared to the recently-put-to-bed square-shouldered bedazzlement trend, at least—beautifully pared down. Of course, all those spare silhouettes call for some statement jewels. Starting today, All For The Mountain’s new collection of free-love stunners—like the tasseled bronze Sun Ra pendant (above center)—launches on designer Carly Margolis’ newly-revamped and appropriately trippy art-project-cum-website, allforthemountain.com. Margolis, whose first foray into design was as half of the team behind the wallpaper company Cavern, traded paper for oxidized metal when her double sided triangle stack necklace (incidentally, the first piece she ever made) was snapped up by Erin Wasson last year and worn on repeat. This season’s Mothership collection swaps pyramids for orbs, but Margolis still cuts and casts the pieces in her Williamsburg studio. Downstairs neighbor Mara Hoffman makes a guest appearance in the line’s newest lookbook (Margolis was the designer’s intern during college) and fellow model Maryam Nassir Zadeh, of the eponymous Lower East Side boutique, is one of the new moms Margolis had in mind when designing (hence those orbs). Also mined for inspiration: UFO sightings in Joshua Tree. Margolis is pretty sure she saw a few while she was there over the summer.

Photo: Courtesy of All For The Mountain