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After a temporary stint at Oscar de la Renta back in January (and a subsequent whirlwind press tour) John Galliano is reportedly in talks with the house about returning on a more permanent basis, reports WWD [http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/designer-luxury/oscar-galliano-explore-role-at-house-7081533?module=hp-topstories]. Alex Bolen, CEO of Oscar de la Renta Inc., offered, “As we have said before, we are deeply impressed with John’s talent and would love to find a way to work with him in the future. To date, we have not found that way.” Galliano’s representative declined to comment. Back in January, de la Renta—now age 81—vehemently denied that he was retiring and grooming Galliano as a successor. But earlier this year he did tell the paper, “We all loved having John here in the studio, and would like to find a way of having him here more often.” Could there be another Galliano-infused ready-to-wear collection in de la Renta’s future?
With the Menswear, Resort, and Couture shows all wrapping this month, we’ve seen our fair share of trends. And while we’re tempted to try a daring crop top or a kitschy Hawaiian print, wearing something classic still feels appealing. Black lace made its way into the Pre-Fall collections, and the resulting looks are elegant and timeless, with a subtle, vampy edge. Shop our picks from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Nicholas Kirkwood, and more, below.
1. Oscar de la Renta dress, $6,990, available at www.net-a-porter.com
2. Nicholas Kirkwood mesh sandals, $950, available at www.net-a-porter.com
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone 5 case, $40, available at www.net-a-porter.com
4. OPI Black Shatter Nail Lacquer, $7.99, available at overstock.com
5. Aurélie Bidermann oxidized silver dipped lace cuff, $628, available at www.farfetch.com
Design was never far from the heart of 28-year-old newcomer Rosie Assoulin. “I did terribly in school my whole life,” explained the Brooklyn native during a preview of her debut collection. “But this world came out of it. I retreated into this intimate space of design.”
Assoulin, who put in a brief stint at FIT (she dropped out after four months), got most of her fashion training while interning with Oscar de la Renta, in New York, and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, in Paris. “Every single thing goes through their hands,” she recalled. “They’re so passionate. They don’t change for other people. They really do what works for them. And you can’t touch that.”
Although Assoulin was constantly sketching her own designs during the aforementioned apprenticeships, it wasn’t until she was back from Lanvin, taking care of a new child and working in event planning, that launching her vision felt right. “My friends Claire [Distenfeld] and Leandra [Medine] had been pushing me to do it for years, but it always seemed very scary,” expressed Assoulin. “And it is scary. But it started to be scarier not to do it.” Continue Reading “Everything’s Coming Up Rosie” »
The CFDA Awards, which, sponsored by Swarovski, will be broadcast tomorrow morning exclusively on Style.com, were held tonight at Alice Tully Hall, and we’ve got to say, it was a particularly competitive year. Honorees Riccardo Tisci, Vera Wang, Colleen Atwood, Oscar de la Renta, and our very own Tim Blanks all took home their much-deserved trophies, and winners of the CFDA’s Womenswear, Menswear, and Accessory Designer of the Year Awards, as well as the Swarovski Emerging Designer Awards, were announced. Congratulations to this year’s victors, all of whom are listed below.
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernadez for Proenza Schouler
MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
ACCESSORIES DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Phillip Lim for 3.1 Phillip Lim
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis for Suno
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne for Public School
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
The Met’s Punk: Chaos to Couture curator, Andrew Bolton, reportedly professed that pink is the color of punk. But, judging by the Resort collections, such associations are all but gone. Designers are swapping angst for allure, offering a noticeably softer take on all things coral and flush. Michael Kors, for example, afforded a bubblegum-colored jumper, replete with a mega-size turtleneck and lots of cozy fuzz (above, center). Max Mara showed a slouchy hooded overcoat in rosebud (above, left), and Giorgio Armani channeled a candy striper with a neat, structured blazer in magenta and golden stripes.
Moving beyond outerwear, Oscar de la Renta paired a cropped jacket in a cotton-candy shade with a matching top and electric-roseate skirt (above, right), and at Akris, Albert Kriemler invoked the arresting palette of Luis Barragán’s Cuadra San Cristobal estate on the outskirts of Mexico City—the result was a collection boasting shades of the manor’s pink stucco and serene fuchsia sunsets.