50 posts tagged "Narciso Rodriguez"
From filmy bra tops to opera coats with the rumpled appeal of bed sheets, there was a delectable boudoir influence at the Spring shows. Channeling Helmut Newton by way of Lillian Bassman, Jason Wu’s slim leather harnesses and corsetry details had editors tweeting “Fifty Shades of Wu.” Still, the overall message was more lady than vamp. Satin slips that hugged the figure in all the right places turned up at Narciso Rodriguez, Rochas, Céline, and Valentino. A handful of times, the spaghetti straps on those numbers fell off the models’ shoulders, but then they’d push them back up again with such come-hither nonchalance, the incidents seemed to have been planned all along. Silky robes at Miu Miu and the Row, and meant-to-be-seen bralettes from Victoria Beckham and Jonathan Saunders rounded out Spring’s lingerie chest.
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It’s hard not to imagine things are looking good right now at Narciso Rodriguez. The designer is coming off his most lauded collection in seasons, and his first collection of accessories, launched to fanfare for Fall, is now hitting stores. Now, while the iron is hot, he’s undertaking to enter e-commerce, too. “E-commerce was the logical next extension for the company when we thought to redesign our Web site,” Rodriguez says. “It is the best way to directly connect with our customer.”
He is currently undertaking a wholesale redesign of his Web site, which will soon include full shop-online capabilities. In the meantime, though, those farther than a stone’s throw from his bricks-and-mortar retailers, can still get their fix. Until click-to-buy functionality is in place, Rodriguez has put up ready-to-wear (from pre-Fall 2012), shoes, and bags for purchase via an online personal-shopping service. Hit the button and a Rodriguez employee inside the atelier will contact you to complete the purchase. No muss, no fuss (and, we might add, not so dissimilar from the old vendeuses of the couture). Rodriguez’s shoes got the full Barneys fanfare when they launched, but his bags are worth a second look, too: Case in point, the black calf top-handle one here ($3,200, available at NarcisoRodriguez.com).
Since its inception three years ago, Project Paz’s annual Project Art charity event has roped in a strong legion of designers to contribute to its cause. This year is no different—the likes of Tory Burch, Joseph Altuzarra, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Michael Bastian, Rag & Bone, and Carolina Herrera have all shot one-of-a-kind photos to be auctioned at the gala in New York next month, with the proceeds going to help raise money for children who are victims of violence in Juarez, Mexico. The only guideline given to the designers for the image: Take a picture that reflects what you think of Mexico. Here, Style.com has an exclusive first look at some of the shots by Rodriguez (pictured, below), Prabal Gurung (pictured, left), and Derek Lam (pictured, below). “I love carnation flowers,” Lam tells Style.com, in reference to his piece. “They are ornate, over-the-top beautiful, optimistic flowers. They are full of life, like Mexico and her people.”
Tickets to the November 5 Project Paz benefit can be purchased at ProjectPaz.org .
Color-blocking is one of those trends that never seems to go away. For Fall, designers like Narciso Rodriguez offered a refreshing take on the trend. Here, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite new multi-hued separates from Rodriguez, Rag & Bone, Sandro, Preen, and more to pair with classic pieces in your closet.
1. Narciso Rodriguez top, $750, available at www.farfetch.com
2. Preen dress, $1,395, available at www.net-a-porter.com
3. Rag & Bone skinny jean, $200, available at www.net-a-porter.com
4. Equipment shirt, $325, available at www.farfetch.com
5. BCBG Max Azria envelope clutch, $118, available at www.bcbg.com
6. Sandro “Albatorock” sneakers, $600, available at www.us.sandro-paris.com
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