7 posts tagged "Mr Porter"
On what may well be considered the homestretch leading up to the June 6 CFDA Awards, Menswear Designer of the Year nominee Simon Spurr headed out west to mingle with a different sort of industry crowd. At a dinner in his honor, hosted by the recently launched Mr Porter (the 12-week-old brother site to Net-a-Porter), a collection of well-heeled gents descended on the Hollywood-heavy scene at the Chateau Marmont for dinner.
“It’s nice to have a designer who actually cares to send you the right size, who you can call up on the phone, and who wants to see you look good in their suits and represent their brand well,” said a loyal Kellan Lutz, reigning king of the Young Hollywood scene. (He’s also of the sturdily built type somewhat more popular in film than in fashion—but Spurr, unlike some of his contemporaries, has never catered exclusively to the sylphs.) Back from filming Breaking Dawn, the finale to the vampyric Twilight saga, the actor joined Dermot Mulroney, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, newcomers Xavier Samuel and Colin Egglesfield, and Joe Jonas, who seemed eager to wear more of Spurr’s designs. “I’m taking a break from my brothers right now and launching my solo career, so I am sure there will be plenty of opportunities to wear one of Simon’s suits in near future,” he told Style.com. “I love that they’re a little bit different.”
For his part, Spurr was there to celebrate his partnership with Mr Porter—his biggest retail partner to date—while also courting his most photographed fans, many of whom first wore Spurr’s suits on-set. “We haven’t actually won any award…to date,” he was quick to point out of his many nominations and accolades, “but as cliché as it sounds, I really do think being nominated is enough.” Noticing a bigger sell-through and an uptick in editorial coverage, Spurr seems poised on a slow-and-steady growth pattern, while hinting that womenswear could be on the horizon. But for now, “hopefully all this will give us the opportunity to become the next generation of American menswear.”
Sometimes, the ladies look to the men: Net-a-Porter is set to launch a guys’ site, Mr Porter, selling Burberry, Lanvin, Balmain, YSL, and more. [WWD]
And sometimes, the men look to the ladies: Menswear designer Thom Browne (left)—he of the famous short pant—is launching a small collection of womenswear at his Tribeca shop, Barneys, Colette, and 10 Corso Como this fall. [WWD]
Elizabeth and Kathryn Fortunato, of the hipster jewelry line Lizzie Fortunato, have designed a capsule collection for Madewell. [Refinery29]
Good news for fast-fashionites: Zara is launching e-commerce at last. Well, hang on, good news for non-U.S. fast-fashionites: The site won’t be transactional in the U.S.A. [Fashionista]
And Gucci’s going green, from garment bags to mannequins. [BlackBook]