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The Split-Second Preview: Creatures of the Wind

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As we enter into a month of fashion shows, we’ve asked some of this season’s biggest stars and most anticipated new talents to offer a sneak peek. Naturally, it’s a busy time for everyone—designers and fashion watchers alike—so we’re pioneering the split-second preview: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. To view all of our Fall ’13 previews, click here.



WHO: Creatures of the Wind, designed by Shane Gabier and Chris Peters

WHERE: New York, NY

WHEN: Thursday, February 7

WHAT: “Contemporary 60s-inspired sunglasses x Selima Optique, hand-painted fabrics x Aline Cautis, jewelry x Pamela Love, shoes x Tabitha Simmons.” —Gabier and Peters sent us a shot of their collaborative Selima Optique sunglasses, above.

Pamela Love’s Summer Solstice

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Pamela Love may be a favorite among New York’s downtown urban darlings, but her Spring ’13 jewelry collection was all about the wonders of the great outdoors. “It was very much inspired by the idea of nature taking over and the whimsy and magic involved in that,” explains Love, noting that her organic offerings were a departure from the architectural, technology-inspired baubles she’s focused on the past few seasons. The designer further explored the concept via a new film, which debuts exclusively on Style.com (above). “It was a labor of love [no pun intended], like it always is,” says Love of the film, which was directed by her friend Skye Parrott and features pal Devendra Banhart’s song “Sight to Behold.” Shot in upstate New York, the ethereal short stars Crystal Renn, who transforms into a bewitching woodland goddess (which makes sense, considering Diana—the goddess of the forest and the hunt—influenced the collection) and finds Love’s wares wedged inside tree stumps, hanging from branches, and buried in the earth. “I love the idea of Crystal starting out with no jewelry and ending up completely covered in it,” says the designer. Renn has a literal out-of-body experience while frolicking in the great outdoors, dripping in leaf-shaped cuffs, chunky gold necklaces, a silver moon pendant, and a bevy of rings. But if we found a bunch of Love’s jewelry scattered in our backyard, we’d probably dance a little, too.

Nonstop Marc

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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.”

Photo: BFAnyc.com

Sustainable Design Gets A New Home

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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.”

Photo: Warwick Brown

Shop The Look: Rose-Colored Glasses

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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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