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August 30 2014

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Albertus Swanepoel and Co. Put Their Heads Together

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Albertus Swanepoel hats on head forms by Cushnie et Ochs, Irene Neuwirth, Richard Chai, and Suno

South African-born, New York-based milliner Albertus Swanepoel has been creating hats for such brands as Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Club Monaco since 2004. So today, a few fellow CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund alums—many of whom have sent his custom toppers down their catwalks—have made a little something for him. The hatter will open his very first exhibition, A Milliner’s Story, this evening at downtown boutique Odin, and his wares will rest on bespoke hat forms by the likes of Suno (above, bottom left), Band of Outsiders, Richard Chai (above, bottom right), and more. For instance, Cushnie et Ochs designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs turned out a noggin made from black snakeskin (above, top left), and Irene Neuwirth created a pink face adorned with semiprecious stones (above, top right). “I didn’t really give them any direction, and I was very impressed with [the designers'] craftsmanship and technical skills,” Swanepoel told Style.com. “Those things are very important to me.” Continue Reading “Albertus Swanepoel and Co. Put Their Heads Together” »

Exclusive First Look: The Shops At Target Pop-Up

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The fall installment of The Shops at Target, featuring over 230 designs from Kirna Zabête, Odin, The Curiosity Shop, and Patch NYC, officially launches globally September 9. But before then, the retailer is set to unveil its one-night-only New York pop-up shop for Fashion’s Night Out tomorrow. “The collaboration with Target is our first design effort,” Beth Buccini, one half of the Kirna Zabête duo along with Sarah Easley, tells Style.com. “We challenged ourselves to make the product strong enough to be worn with the luxury designer items we sell at Kirna Zabête. High-low dressing is the new reality.” The success of the previous designer Target collaborations has more than proven that fact. (“I have a super-cute Jason Wu for Target T-shirt that I’ve worn everywhere from horseback riding to fashion shows, and a Proenza Schouler dress that is a vacation favorite,” she admits. “However, the pièce de résistance is my Missoni x Target bike.”) We’re expecting this round will be no different from the last, so if you are hoping to snag some of these pieces, we advise you to get there early tomorrow. Here, Style.com has the first look inside the shop.

The Shops at Target pop-up, 440 W. 15th St., NYC.

Photos: Steve Eichner

No Sherpa Required

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Welcome to the lesser-known Soho Himalaya. It’s the Himalayan Shop that menswear designers Doug and Ben Burkman—known professionally as Burkman bros—have set up at NYC menswear mecca Odin. The brothers’ namesake collection is inspired by travel, especially to the farther-flung reaches of (former) empire, so when Odin owner Eddy Chai invited them to create a temporary installation for the store, they channeled Shimla, the Himalayan city that served as the summer capital of the nineteenth-century British Raj. There they’re offering select pieces from their Fall collection, including hiking-inspired pants, fine-gauge sweaters, and their standard jersey-lined check shirts in exclusive patterns. And slingshots, too. Hey—you never know.

The Himalayan Shop is open now at Odin, 199 Lafayette St., NYC, (212) 966-0026, www.odinnewyork.com.

Mad Men For Sale, Inès Trumps Carla, And More…

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If Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant has her way, offices will be filled with stylish Don Draper and sultry Joan clones. Bring it on. [WWD]

Introducing Edward, the new men’s line from Duckie Brown and Odin. As girls, we are officially jealous. [WWD]

Yes, Lindsay, it’s called pre-fall. Miss Lohan was pretty sure she had more time to work on her sophomore Ungaro collection, but the next show is fast approaching: “It’s already in January…I thought it was in March.” [People]

We didn’t know this was a revolving title, but apparently Inès de la Fressange has replaced Carla Bruni-Sarkozy as “the Most Chic Woman in Paris.” She’s certainly stylish, but check her out above, what do you think? [Telegraph U.K.]

Speaking of Inès, Karl Lagerfeld once had some not so nice things to say about her. Here, a handy compilation of the Kaiser’s bons mots over the years. [Jezebel]

Gucci catches on to the social media trend with the launch of a “global, multilingual, social networking microsite” today. Gucci lovers can upload pictures of themselves, which will be reflected in shades from new line Gucci Eyeweb. Next month, they’re switching to ski goggles. Very clever. [WWD]

Penélope Cruz in SATC 2? Now we’re interested. [People]

Photo: Eric Ryan/Getty Images

odin for girls: pas de deux opens

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When gossip began to spread that beloved men’s shop Odin was planning to open a sister store for girls right next door, it was easy to foresee racks upon racks of tomboyish clothes. Common Projects sneakers in ladies’ sizes, perhaps, and an ace selection of button-downs and hoodies. All the stuff, in other words, that women have been sniffing out at Odin for the past few years. Well, think again. The merch at Pas de Deux, as Odin’s women’s shop has come to be known, is nothing if not feminine. “That’s why we didn’t call the store Odin,” explains founder Eddy Chai. “We really wanted to do something different, and not confuse people into thinking it’d be all the same stuff that we carry in our men’s stores.” Not that Pas de Deux doesn’t reflect the Odin sensibility—the store’s stock is likewise a tight edit of downtowner must-haves; in this case, Alexander Wang knits and leather, Repetto shoes, and dresses by the likes of Karen Walker, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Lover. As Chai notes, the strategy is to give local lasses a closet quick fix. “We’re not trying to be avant-garde. Girls wander into Odin all the time, and I see what they wear. Really, we’re just filling a void in the neighborhood.” Chai is undoubtedly on to something: Before the store had even opened, shoppers were already swarming its doors. “See,” Chai said, watching as a half dozen or so women crowded into Pas de Deux’s petite space. “All foot traffic.”

 

Photo: Courtesy of Pas de Deux