August 23 2014

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8 posts tagged "Pedro Lourenco"

Let’s Festa


There’s a Brazilian saying that goes, for a good party, you need a good mix of people. The gathering I attended last night, hosted by Roberto Thompson and Amalia Spinardi at their house in São Paulo and held in my honor, was exactly that. In the group were fashion enthusiasts, designers, editors, and artists, including Marina Abramovic, who is celebrating the holidays in Brazil with her pal Riccardo Tisci.

In between dancing to remixes of Edith Piaf tunes and sipping caipirinhas, and despite the distractingly stunning views of São Paolo, there was talk of work. Designer Carlos Miele chatted with a few businessmen about his plans for brand expansion in Asia, and Pedro Lourenço gave us a preview of his upcoming pre-fall presentation at Milk Studios, while Alexandre Birman shared the news that he’s now part of Bergdorf Goodman’s designer shoe floor. At the top of the Birman’s to-do list: make shoes for the baby girl his wife is expecting. Does that mean he’ll be going into the children’s business? He wouldn’t say, but I bet a lot of moms would die for that. magazine was also a big topic of conversation. Guests were pleasantly surprised when I passed them out as party favors once the night came to a close.

Photo: Veronica Campos

Dresses Over Pants—Where Do You Stand?


Wearing a dress over pants: It may sound like bait for Joan Rivers and the fashion police, but designers from Alber Elbaz at Lanvin to Marni‘s Consuelo Castiglioni sent the unconventional silhouette down Spring runways. At Richard Chai Love, the designer said, “It was all about playing with new proportions and unexpected layering.” Chai, who tossed long tunics and slipdresses over flowy pants, added, “It’s important that the fabric has movement.” If you want to experiment with the trend, try swapping out your tights and leggings for see-through trousers as Givenchy‘s Riccardo Tisci, Pedro Lourenço, and Giorgio Armani all did for effects that ranged from punk to gypset.

Click to see the slideshow and let us know how you’re going to layer this spring.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

In Paris, The Stripes Get Softer


Miuccia Prada kicked Milan off with a bang when she showed a riot-colored collection heavy on the stripes (and the bananas, but we digress). Stripes have been huge for months already—just try counting the number of Saint James tops in New York—and they’re clearly here to stay. But in Paris, the pattern got a softer twist. Stripes layered with sheers at Junya Watanabe, Cerruti, and Pedro Lourenço for a more ethereal look. Watanabe sent out stripey looks in every imaginable shape, but we loved the way they peeked through a wispy, khaki trench, left. At Cerruti, center, Richard Nicoll played peekaboo with ghostly white stripes on a translucent white dress (in the new, longer silhouette we’ve been seeing lately, too). And Pedro Lourenço, right, added some kick to his futuristic, Courrèges-esque creations with floating bands ringing around the bottom of a sheer skirt, a nice contrast to the leathers he leans on in his collections.

Photos: Yannis Vlamos/ (Watanabe, Lourenco); Courtesy of Cerruti