2 posts tagged "Matches Fashion"
Magazines have been telling us where to buy clothes for more than a century, so it was only a matter of time before the roles were reversed and retailers began publishing stories about their favorite editors, models, and trends, too. On September 3, luxury shopping site Matches Fashion will unveil its third issue of The Style Report, its biannual print magazine. Available online and distributed to clients around the world, Eurostar lounges, and five-star hotels, Matches Fashion publishes two issues at a time—one for women and one for men—to cater to both shopping-obsessed markets. An exclusive glimpse at both issues debuts exclusively here.
This time around, women’s topics range from our current obsession with icons of the ’60s and ’70s (penned by Lynn Yaeger) to Linda Rodin’s unique approach to aging. The unconventional cover girl? Caroline de Maigret. The music-producer-slash-model-slash-Karl-Lagerfeld-muse clues us into the timeless appeal of French women just in time for her new book, How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits, to drop.
Though we do appreciate a girls-only attitude, we like to think we’d be just as interested in the men’s issue. After all, this one features The Hobbit‘s Luke Evans on the cover, an interview with Dior’s Raf Simons, and an in-depth profile of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. To celebrate the launch of both issues, Matches Fashion is asking readers to tweet and Instagram photos of their personal style, tagging #StyleIs, @MATCHESFASHION, and @MATCHES_MAN. The winner will be awarded a weekend of luxury—four nights at a hotel, a $5,000 shopping spree on Matches Fashion, and a $1,000 gift card to Space NK. In case you needed another reason to check their new arrivals page every day.
Below, see the final cover images for The Style Report Issue No. 3 and a behind-the-scenes video of De Maigret’s photo shoot.
Last night, Lulu Frost’s Lisa Salzer joined up with Amanda Ferry to host an intimate cocktail soiree at retailer Matches Fashion’s headquarters. It was there that Salzer presented her Resort ’14 wares, as well as her recently launched men’s accessories range George Frost, to the London set. “The men’s line is named after my grandfather and actually co-designed with my boyfriend, [ballet dancer] Marlon Taylor-Wiles, and Jon Sneden of Victory Group. It’s inspired by American heroes from World War II and their loved ones waiting for them at home. That’s why we called the collection Love and Luck,” Salzer told Style.com.
A bracelet with beading in Morse code patterns spelled out “I love you,” and engraved Victory cuffs, as well as a necklace of real grenade pull pins, embraced the theme.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Resort collection, titled Roman Holiday, was extremely feminine. Encrusted in glass and beads, the pieces did indeed recall Audrey Hepburn’s rebellious, regal character from the film of the same name. Also on display were the designer’s 100 Year necklaces. “Basically, I collected little bits from each decade over the past hundred years, like pieces of Bakelite from the twenties or Czech crystals from the thirties. Then I put it all together, so you are actually wearing history, but in a very modern [way].” So where does she find these antique materials? “I source them from all over—from estate sales, from my travels. But really, I have lost entire days to eBay. It’s amazing what you can unearth from there.”