37 posts tagged "Pamela Love"
Marc Jacobs was the guest of honor at the WWD CEO Summit dinner last night. With Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Olivier Theyskens, and Pamela Love, among other New York design stars, looking on, Jacobs sat down with WWD’s Bridget Foley for an engaging interview that ranged from subjects like his favorite living designer (Miuccia Prada) and current projects (a beauty line with Sephora) to his recent absence from Page Six (“Kanye and Kim have taken my thunder,” he said) to the virtues of living in New York City in the pre-cell-phone age. “Everything felt like a first. It didn’t get tired,” Jacobs said. “Now it’s different, but then there were places where young artistic people could live. Madonna performed at the Roxy before anyone knew who Madonna was. Or Jean-Michel Basquiat. So many people were coming up. There were pockets of creativity. And all of that seemed new. And it was pre-computers, too, so people actually talked to each other, and they did go to clubs. I don’t think there were iPhones or text messaging, so everybody either talked to each other or ignored each other, but they did it face-to-face.”
Describing the nonstop work as “like one prolonged day” between now and the Louis Vuitton show in early March, Jacobs alluded to an upcoming meeting about his Louis Vuitton contract. “So the contract,” Foley said, pressing him for more information, but Jacobs demurred. “We’re discussing that this week,” he said, as if to indicate that anything could still happen. When his boss at Louis Vuitton, Bernard Arnault, came up another time, Jacobs was more forthcoming. “I always feel like Babe the Pig, with the farmer, where Mr. Arnault will say, ‘That’ll do, Pig.’ He was very pleased with [Daniel] Buren [our Spring collaborator], and he was very pleased with the train [from Fall 2012]; he’s been a lot more forthcoming. But there’s been a good ten out of fifteen years where it was, ‘That’ll do, Pig.’ “
At the end of the interview, Foley invited the audience to ask questions. Martha Stewart was among the guests who spoke up. “I asked my Twitter followers what they’d like to know,” she began, “and they asked, Who’s your greatest inspiration? And if you cook, and your favorite color.”
“I love red, I don’t cook at all, and who inspires me? Well, all of the people I work with inspire me, and my friends inspire me. I couldn’t give you one name.”
Stewart pressed, “They also asked, Who’s your favorite porn star?”
“Well, my favorite ex-porn star,” he said, “is a guy named Eddie.”
Steven Kolb was at breakfast this morning at the place he called “the best store in the city”: ABC Carpet and Home. As of now, the furniture and housewares landmark will offer a curated selection of sustainable pieces by CFDA designers, including those who have won the annual CFDA/Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge, which awards $25,000 prizes to selected designers whose businesses are at least 30 percent sustainable. “Fashion is about change, and these designers are at the forefront of this idea that eco-fashion doesn’t have to be branded independently,” Kolb said today, toasting the 2011 and 2012 winners: Marcia Patmos, John Bartlett, Johnson Hartig of Libertine, Pamela Love, Melissa Joy Manning, and Victoria Bartlett of VPL. Their collections were on display alongside those of Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, and Loomstate’s Rogan Gregory and Scott Mackinlay Hahn.
Sustainability tends to flow in and out of the fashion conversation—”People don’t realize that we manufacture in New York City with stones that are sourced ethically, because it’s not really part of our branding,” Love said, “but I started my jewelry line in my house in Brooklyn because I didn’t realize there was any other way to do things”—but the CFDA is hoping to bring it to the fore. For that, Patmos said, “The shop is really great because it makes the whole thing tangible.” She was so excited at winning the award, she added, that she’d wanted to jump up and down. “But I was at my desk when Steven called me with the news, so I had to contain myself.”
Like it or not, the holiday season is officially upon us. If Black Friday and Cyber Monday haven’t already prompted you to start tackling your gift-giving shopping list, now is the time. Our Holiday Shopping Guide offers 100 perfect gifts from feathered Roger Vivier pumps to a Prada chess set, but it couldn’t hurt to throw one more idea into the mix. Rose gold is having a moment: jewelry designers like Eddie Borgo and Jennifer Fisher are plugging the trend with their latest collections. Shop five of our favorite pieces that would make perfect stocking stuffers, below.
1. Jennifer Fisher earrings, $315, available at www.barneys.com
2. Dannijo necklace, $220, available at www.ssense.com
3. House of Harlow bracelet, $79, available at www.thetrendboutique.com
4. Eddie Borgo cuff, $875, available at www.netaporter.com
5. Pamela Love ring, $530, available at www.forwardforward.com
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The nineties got its fair share of love at the Spring shows, thanks to designers like Phillip Lim, Dries Van Noten, and Olivier Theyskens. But spare a thought for Alice Roi, who has a better claim to nineties appreciation than most. Roi’s name has been absent from fashion pages for a few years, but her namesake line, launched in 2000, generated plenty of buzz, won celebrity fans (Liv Tyler notably among them), and earned her a CFDA Award nomination. For seven years, Roi’s collections referenced her own nineties coming of age, until the arrival of her first child gave her a reason to take a break. But for Spring ’13, Roi is back—and as for her inspirations, not much has changed.
“I was thinking a lot about myself in high school,” the New York native told Style.com. “It’s about emulating hip-hop stars with oversize shirts and pants.” The boxy cut of blouses and baggy trousers did nod in that direction, though the hip-hop emulation is hardly literal. Her “suped-up sweat suit”? Silk pants and a pocket tank. Thrown into the mix, too, were silk slip skirts and dresses, accented with contrasting leather whipstitches to keep things elegant. “I wanted to embody the nineties silhouette without losing the femininity,” she said. Perhaps that explains the look of the shoes: block-heel pumps with metal charms, courtesy of jewelry designer Pamela Love. (They’ll be available by special order.) As for the full collection, it debuts at Louis Boston, as well as on Roi’s e-commerce site, launching this Spring. Her video tour of the collection appears exclusively on Style.com, below.
The winners and runners-up of the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund are once again getting an added boost with the accolade: capsule collections debuting this spring at J.Crew. Last week, the retailer hosted a dinner to toast Joseph Altuzarra, this year’s winner, as well as Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind’s Shane Gabier and Chris Peters, all of whom will see their wares sold at www.jcrew.com, at the chain’s Fifth Avenue store, and by phone. Altuzarra’s seven-piece Saint-Tropezienne-inspired collection goes on sale tomorrow, with Breton-stripe sweaters and dresses, pencil skirts, and suede espadrilles among the offerings. Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind each created three pieces; they’ll go on sale on May 17 and June 14, respectively, though they’ll be available for preorder by phone tomorrow as well
Pictured, top left: Altuzarra for J.Crew Manon back-pleat pencil skirt in denim, $168, and Corinne suede espadrilles, $345.
Pictured, top right: Creatures of the Wind for J.Crew sleeveless zip dress in Liberty-print chambray, $350.
Pictured, bottom: Pamela Love for J.Crew Lorimer jean jacket with pins, $295.