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August 28 2014

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Barneys Goes “Backstage” For Its Ads,
And Big For Its Renovations

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Barneys New York’s Spring ad campaign, the first under CEO Mark Lee’s tenure, breaks in The New York Times this Sunday. Dubbed “Backstage,” it was shot at the Spring fashion shows in New York, Milan, and Paris by the likes of Nan Goldin (who shot at the Balmain show, above), William Klein (who shot at the Lanvin show, below), and Juergen Teller. “We were seeing tons of black and white in the collections, and we thought, let’s build on that,” Lee said of the black-and-white imagery at a breakfast this morning. (The ads will also feature QR codes, which, when scanned by camera phones, will take users directly to the pictured looks on the stores Web site.) Also on the agenda at Fred’s: the changes he’s implemented since he started September 1 and his plans for the retailer’s future. The goal, said Lee, “is to ensure that Barneys remains the greatest specialty store in the world: special, surprising, different, dynamic. We’re never going to say, ‘It’s done.’ “

Sharp observers will have noticed that the awnings on Madison Avenue are now black to match the store’s iconic shopping bags. And speaking of windows, Barneys.com is getting a new microsite: “The Window” launches next week and will update daily with editorial content like designer interviews; Olivier Theyskens, Carven’s Guillaume Henry, and Frédéric Malle are among the talents up first. Eventually the site will get a complete redesign. There are changes in the works inside the store, as well. Prada clothes and handbags have left the building. (Gasping Miuccia-philes, take note: You’ll still be able to get the label’s women’s shoes and menswear.) The spaces that they occupied are currently being renovated for Azzedine Alaïa (it’ll be his biggest space in the U.S.) and Valextra, respectively. By November of this year, Lee said, the men’s Co-Op will move from the fifth floor to the eighth, and the men’s and women’s Co-Ops will be connected. Eventually, every floor that can be structurally connected will be. Lee was joined at Fred’s by his staff: chief merchant Daniella Vitale, creative director Dennis Freedman, and executive vice president and general merchandise manager Tom Kalendarian. Amanda Brooks, who was named women’s fashion director last week, starts Monday. Asked if the store would retain its “taste, luxury, humor” tagline, Lee said, “taste, yes; luxury, yes; humor? I prefer wit. Barneys was at its best when it was witty.” Continue Reading “Barneys Goes “Backstage” For Its Ads,
And Big For Its Renovations” »

Is This Spring’s Can’t-Miss Accessory?

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Noticed: One very vibrant outfit pick-me-up has surged ahead of the rest this spring. That’d be Prada’s neon-and-candy-striped stoles. A few eyebrows were raised when they marched down the Spring runway, but judging from the editors and tastemakers who’ve been sporting them at home and abroad, we’d say any objections have been long since laid to rest. At the men’s shows in Milan and Paris, Love‘s Katie Grand (left) and Vogue Nippon‘s Anna Dello Russo (right) brightened up their looks with the furs. The stoles aren’t restricted to the ladies, either. Here in New York, Marc Jacobs took his for a spin—reimagined as a scarf—at last night’s George Condo opening at the New Museum (center).

Photos: Tommy Ton (Grand and Dello Russo); Nicholas Hunt / Patrick McMullan (Jacobs)

Shu, In

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Forget London—these days, it’s China that’s calling. The rest of the Far East, too. Designers and fashion labels have been courting the region for years, but in the last season, we’ve seen them really up the ante. There was Marc Jacobs’ Asian-inspired Spring show for Louis Vuitton, to begin with. Then Miuccia Prada staged a version of her own Spring presentation in Beijing last week. But it’s not just those two. Our senior market editor, Marina Larroude, clocked an Asian influence in Spring shoes, bags, and jewels, which she’s rounded up for the latest In the Mood For: Asia Major.

The Asian inspiration has translated into a boom season for Asian models, too. This week, Riccardo Tisci went with an all-Asian casting for his Givenchy Haute Couture presentation. And Vera Wang chose a Chinese face for her latest campaign shots, debuting exclusively here: Next’s Shu Pei Qin, styled by Lori Goldstein and lensed by Carter Smith at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York.

Photo: Carter Smith / Courtesy of Vera Wang.

Mulleavys At The Museum, Nine West’s New Shoes, Middleton Mania, And More…

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Who says fashion isn’t art? On the heels of an exhibition of their designs at Cooper-Hewitt and a collection of sketches (delivered via cell phone) for LACMA, the Mulleavy sisters’ work will be showcased in an upcoming solo exhibition at MOCA, Black Swan tutus included. [MOCA]

Giles Deacon and Sophie Théallet are headed to Nine West—for a capsule collection, at least. Théallet’s bound-to-be-charming shoes are due in May, while Deacon’s futuristic kicks will drop this fall. [WWD]


Kate Middleton enthusiasts, your lucky day is almost here. Reiss’ sold-out Fall 2009 Nannette dress—the one Middleton wore in her engagement portrait—hits stores tomorrow. Queue up. [Elle U.K.]

Missed Miuccia’s revamped Spring show in Beijing on Saturday? Check out the just-released campaign video featuring Arizona Muse, Tati Cotliar, Kinga Rajzak, Zuzanna Bijoch, and Mariacarla Boscono. Try saying that ten times fast. [YouTube]

Photo: Autumn de Wilde/ Courtesy of MOCA

The Juice Is Loose

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Orange made a splash on the runways for Spring, but it remained to be seen whether anyone would brave the shade in the real world. Remained, that is, until last night. Drew Barrymore at Emmy Rossum both wore head-to-toe orange stepping out on opposite coasts: Barrymore, in floor-length Jil Sander, in Hollywood at Cover Girl’s 50th anniversary party, and Rossum, in J. Mendel, in New York on Live With Jimmy Fallon. (Chloë Sevigny, ever the early adopter, wore orange last Friday—but we’re honor-bound to report that it was as a Knicks color at a Knicks game.) Will there be more sunshine-bright looks to come? Time will tell. But if you’re looking for an entry point to the trend with a slightly smaller commitment, there’s always the runway-to-reality beauty trend of the moment, a bright orange lip, or Spring’s rash of brilliant accessories, hitting stores now: from left, Prada’s furs to Michael Kors’ ladylike handbag to Tila March’s two-tone tote.

Photos: Jordan Strauss / WireImage (Barrymore); Albert Michael / Startraksphoto.com (Rossum); Courtesy of Prada; Courtesy of Michael Kors; Courtesy of Tila March