August 29 2014

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189 posts tagged "Prada"

Lacroix Lovers Remember The Eighties, Prada Hits The Beach, And More…


Hermès and luxury yacht-maker (is there any other kind?) Wally have dissolved their partnership, so no more Hermès yachts. To the two people on earth this actually affects, our condolences. [WWD]

Items from Christian Lacroix’s last collection for Jean Patou (Spring 1987) went on the auction block in Paris and raised a total of about $226,000, including more than $1,000 for a “slave bracelet.” [WWD]

Fresh off of Alice, Tim Burton is already planning on remaking another Disney classic, Sleeping Beauty. His top choice for Maleficient, the poisonous witch: Angelina Jolie. Don’t read anything into that. [Racked]

Prada’s latest sunglasses campaign goes live on the label’s Web site tomorrow, featuring beachy images shot by Steven Klein, music by Frederic Sanchez, and Prada girl-of-the-moment Rasa Zukauskaite (pictured in Prada’s shades). If you can’t make it to Biarritz, you can at least make it to, right? [Fashionista]

And Sir Hardy Amies, the British tailor whose name is all but synonymous with bespoke suiting, is making a triumphant return to…bespoke suiting. The homecoming follows his company’s financial collapse in 2008. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Don Ashby & Olivier Classe

The Latest Fall Footwear Trend (Hint: It Ain’t Shoes)


Fall 2010: brought to you by the Global Association of Hosiery Manufacturers? Fall is always when the best of knitwear hits the runway, but this season, luxe socks are getting their turn at some of the most directional shows. At Rag & Bone (left), David Neville and Marcus Wainwright kitted their mountaineers in thick, multicolored knee socks peeking out of boots. Miuccia Prada chose dramatic cabled versions, paired for maximum effect with patent pumps (center). And at Christian Dior (right), John Galliano loved the frill of the chase, giving thigh-skimming stockings to a few of his lucky equestriennes. Insert your own “sock it to us” quip here.

Photos: Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse/FirstView; Don Ashby/; Gianni Pucci/

On Our Radar: Albertus Swanepoel For Timo Weiland Turbans


First blanket capes, then all those furs and shearlings, and now the ever multiplying boot-cut trousers on the runways—I smell a certain ritzy-boho something in the air. (It’s not, thank God, patchouli.) This fall, it’s free to be you and me, a little bit gypsy, a little bit hippie. It’s one reason why I’ve been thinking about the combination turban-hats that Albertus Swanepoel designed for Timo Weiland in New York a few weeks back. The CFDA-nominated milliner created the jewel-toned silk toppers for Weiland and co-designer Alan Eckstein’s Fall 2010 show, where they picked up the young-eccentric vibe of the clothes. They remind me of the ones Prada pioneered way back (in fashion eras, at least) in Spring ’07. If you missed those the first time around, Swanepoel’s will be available exclusively at New York’s Pas de Deux. Cool, man.

Photo: Courtesy of Timo Weiland

Blasblog: My Fashion-Week Week Off


The inconvenient truth of fashion weeks this season? Chalk it up to whatever you will, but Mother Nature has not been on the side of style or stilettos. Snow drifts in New York, rain in London, gale-force winds in Milan—it’s enough to make you consider a night in. (Just kidding!) But knowing full well there would be no rest for the weary in Paris, I did the unthinkable—skipped Milan fashion week and headed for the recently opened Amanyara resort in Turks and Caicos instead.

On the islands, we weren’t exempt from a little inclement weather, either; when I first landed, it poured in the Turks. (At one point, I thought it was raining sideways.) But on the advice of Alexa Chung, who had a similar experience down in the Caribbean recently, I put myself in the hands of a gregarious, mustached bartender, who plied me with delicious island drinks I had the good sense not to ask what was in. But ultimately the sun came out, the beach beckoned my name, and I spent beach days relaxing and, of course, checking out the collections here on From the comfort of my little island retreat I fell in love with Peter Dundas at Pucci, thought peekaboo knitwear at Missoni was genius, and adored the casting at Prada (Victoria’s Secret models in Italian high fashion? OK!). Blame it on my environment, I was even feeling the pirate-hooker-damsel-in-distress vibe at Cavalli. And now, rested and refreshed, I’m trading paradise for Paris, where I’m heading tomorrow, straight off the plane and to Balmain, ladies and gentlemen. I just hope my fellow editors recognize me with this tan and an accessory that may be foreign to those who have ridden the fashion train straight from New York through to Paris—a smile.

Prada Serves Up Curves, On And Off The Runway


Last night, Carsten Höller, the artist responsible for the famous slide that carries Miuccia Prada from her office to her car, made an interesting point about a criminally overlooked part of her sensational presentation: the food and drink she served her guests. Höller insisted Miuccia puts almost as much thought into these details as the clothes. Possibly an exaggeration, but there’s no doubt that the choux pastries were a subtle extrapolation of the ample curves on the catwalk. And the Scotch and water and Rusty Nail cocktails were just the sort of drink a strong-willed woman would have ordered in the golden era of the bombshell that Prada was referencing. Christina Hendricks in Mad Men? Yes, please.