148 posts tagged "Proenza Schouler"
Fashion power players including Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein and Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, along with a slew of top editors and retailers, joined CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg and executive director Steven Kolb this morning at FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphitheatre to discuss the future of New York fashion shows. “Are they relevant as we know them?” was the question at hand, and on the table were concerns about the timing and deliveries of collections and the money spent on expensive runway shows vs. the money made on less flashy, more lucrative pre-collections. Among the most contentious issues raised was what Donna Karan called a “white sale” mentality that’s training customers not to buy clothes and accessories at full price. In the spirit of problem solving, Vogue‘s Anna Wintour suggested that stores get together and set ground rules about when the discounting can start. When she was informed by von Furstenberg that that’s illegal, she replied: “Is that something we can change? We have friends in the White House now.” One topic that we’ll be keeping close tabs on for all of you Style Filers is the potential of fashion shows for consumers, in addition, that is, to shows for editors, buyers, and designers’ celebrity pals. Betsey Johnson, for her part, announced she’d be the first to sign up: “I would love to show at Madison Square Garden,” she said.
Accessories, I am sorry to report, do not get a good shake from the Great Thinkers. Seneca, for example, said, “They that mistake life’s accessories for life itself are like them that go too fast in a maze.” John Lennon posited that drugs are accessories to normal living, in a society too cruel to be lived plain. Granted, neither of them was talking about bags and shoes, but let the points stand: In Utopia, we’d all be Zen master minimalists. But what’s the fun in that? If Utopia entails moping around in togas, surely we’d all rather indulge our flawed humanity at the Little House of Accessories, the new outpost for all things extraneous opened last week by Opening Ceremony. Adjacent to the Opening Ceremony store in L.A., the Little House puts accessories from the likes of Alexander Wang, Delfina Delettrez, Proenza Schouler, Linda Farrow, and Slow and Steady Wins the Race all in one place. If you’re dying to pick up the creeper-buckled wedge boots from the new Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony collection, this is the place do it (while supplies last.) Moreover, New York-based antique jeweler Kentshire Galleries has set up its first Los Angeles outpost at the shop, which O.C. founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have seen fit to decorate in surreal, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids style. Long story short—when it comes to Utopia, to each her own.
Looking to get in on the surf trend that Jen Brill worked earlier this month at a Proenza Schouler party and that made a splash at Resort? You might want to stop by Screaming Mimi’s Montauk location and check out the Combhard neoprene separates, which are exclusive to the store. They’re designed in collaboration with Screaming Mimi’s by Thomas Renaud, a surfer and self-taught designer who’s been working with breathable neoprene fashions for almost 13 years. The best part: At $110, the high-waisted reversible skirts won’t dry up your clothing allowance.
MAC is hosting its own shows at Milk Studios during New York fashion week, and Proenza Schouler, Erin Fetherston, and Alexander Wang have all signed on. Will this be a complement to the Mercedes-Benz shows at the tents, or is it competition? [NYT]
Jeremy Scott joins the London crew. At this point, we may as well stop counting. [WWD]
Fashion’s Night Out is September 10 and even Wonder Woman is coming! Don’t even think about asking her to wear the bodysuit. [WWD]
Michael Bastian’s collection for Gant appears to be for men only. Boo to that. [WWD]
If “topless commando raids on public pools” are the last thing you thought you’d find in France, think again. [Guardian]
They really tried to work it out, but Emanuel Ungaro and Esteban Cortazar are officially splitting ways. [WWD]
Megan Fox declares herself too classy for Bond. Right you are. [Daily News]