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The Split-Second Preview: Patrik Ervell

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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: Patrik Ervell

WHERE: New York, NY

WHEN: Sunday, February 10

WHAT: “A sylvan setting.” —Patrik Ervell. The designer sent us an inspiration image, above.

Exclusive: Patrik Ervell’s Fall ’12 Video

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“The Fall 2012 collection had to do with uniforms—more specifically, navy nylon uniforms that had a kind of police academy feeling,” Patrik Ervell reminds us. Over the weekend, with his new Spring collection, he demonstrated that he’s moved on to something sunnier for inspiration (California), but for his Fall video (presented by Aldo), he went out of this world. “I think the video has a suggestion of the police academy setting. An academy of sorts but in an alternate world or possibly a future world,” he explains. To achieve that sci-fi vision, the designer collaborated with director M. Blash and shot the video at an indoor skydiving simulator, sending models flying into the air wearing the Ervell “uniforms.” “The Fall collection used a lot of heavier nylons, so the clothes worked really well with the concept of the video. Also, watching people fly around in my clothes was pretty amazing.”

Karl, Kidman, Elbaz, Et Al. Design The Latest Japan Tees, And More…

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Uniqlo is the latest company to get the creative juices flowing for Japan. The retailer has tapped friends and collaborators like Karl Lagerfeld, Lady Gaga, Nicola Formichetti, Nicole Kidman, and Alber Elbaz to design a new series of tees to benefit the Japanese Red Cross. That’s Lagerfeld’s (left), which retails for a mere $19.99. It’s the most affordable Kaiser you’re going to get until his Macy’s collection finally hits stores. [WWD]

Speaking of Formichetti, the stylist and Mugler creative director has just been announced as one of the designers for BOFFO’s new season of Building Fashion, which allows those without freestanding stores to create pop-up retail spaces. Last season, Waris Ahluwalia, Richard Chai, and Siki Im created their own shops at BOFFO’s west Chelsea space; this season, Formichetti, Irene Neuwirth, Patrik Ervell, Ohne Titel, and The Lake & Stars will make their (temporary) mark in Tribeca. [Boffo]

It’s hard to miss Topshop’s towering Soho flagship, but it’s easy to miss its latest addition—a secret shop inside, where collaboration collections from Meadham Kirchhoff, Pamela Love, and Ann-Sofie Back will be on offer. Happy hunting. [Racked]

And today in collaborations: Christopher Kane x London taxis? Odd but true—the London-based designer has adapted a starry print from his Resort ’11 collection to “wrap” London’s iconic black cabs. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Alexander Wang Is GQ‘s Best New Menswear Designer In America

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It seems Wang can do no wrong. Alexander Wang, who dipped a toe in the waters of menswear with his T collection for men, was named the winner of GQ‘s annual Best New Menswear Designer in America award, which comes with a mentorship with Dockers, Bloomingdale’s, and the magazine’s editors, and the opportunity to design a piece for a limited-edition Dockers capsule collection. All six nominated labels (T by Alexander Wang, Gant by Michael Bastian, Patrik Ervell, Warriors of Radness, Miller’s Oath, and Riviera Club) were fêted at a bash, in New York last night where—before the winner was even announced—GQ creative director Jim Moore took a moment to single out Wang as someone he envisioned growing in the men’s business. “He was doing T-shirts and hoodies, and when we approached him, he said, ‘Don’t you think it’s a little bit early on?’ ” Moore recalled. “I said no, I think you have the potential to be a great American menswear designer. It pushed him to expand his categories.” Alexander Wang and Dockers in the same sentence—sounds like an expansion to us.

Photo: Ryan McCune / PatrickMcMullan.com

Doutzen’s Boy Is All Atwitter, Girls (Like Helena Bonham Carter) Just Wanna Have Fun, Wang And The Gang In The Running For GQ‘s Best New Menswear Designer In America, And More…

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Baby’s first rattle, sure. Baby’s first Gucci, maybe. But baby’s first Twitter account? Believe it: Phyllon Joy Gorré—the newborn offspring of Doutzen Kroes and husband Sunnery James—is now tweeting. [@PhyllonJoy]

And in other Twitter revelations today, H&M delighted fans by announcing via tweet that it’s planning to open its virtual doors to U.S. e-commerce circa 2012. [@HMUSA]

Helena Bonham Carter weathered criticism for her Golden Globes look, a Vivienne Westwood gown with which she paired mismatched shoes. “Why not wear mismatching shoes? Who says we can’t? I was just having fun. For me, fashion is all about fantasy and putting unlikely things together,” Bonham Carter told People StyleWatch. She even went so far as to suggest she’d do the fashionably unthinkable: wear the same dress to the Oscars. [People StyleWatch]

GQ announced the finalists for its GQ/CFDA Best New Menswear Designers in America award this morning. In the running this year: Alexander Wang for T (left), Patrik Ervell, Michael Bastian for Gant, Rick Klotz for Warriors of Radness, Kirk Miller for Miller’s Oath, and Joe Sadler, Derek Buse, and Greg Ullery for Riviera Club. [WWD]

And following the parades of brightly hued dudes on the European runways, The Wall Street Journal wonders: Will men actually buy color? [WSJ]

Photo: Mimi Ritzen Crawford