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July 28 2014

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8 posts tagged "PS1"

Your PS1, Super-Sized

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Pre-collections offer designers the opportunity to experiment and test out new ideas, but they’re also a good time to riff on the best sellers—the Resort collection spends a long time on the sales floor, after all. Celine did just that with a few new versions of its Classic bag, which we checked out earlier this week; now Jack and Lazaro of Proenza Schouler are doing the same with a bigger-is-better twist on the PS1. The new weekender model comes in two sizes, a medium and a large (they’ll retail for $1,150 and $1,350, respectively, when they go on sale in December), that look every bit as cool as their predecessors. Why reinvent the wheel? I smell another success.

Photo: Steven Torres

PSSunnies, Singaporean Sales, And More…

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The PS1 that wasn’t: Proenza Schouler’s Spring 2010 sunglasses include hardware taken from the label’s best-selling PS1 bags. Baby steps to that investment piece! [Refinery29]

The new trademark of American designers? Overseas sales, of course, especially in rapidly growing markets in Asia (like China, Korea, and Singapore) and the Middle East. The world is flat, hadn’t you heard? [WWD]

Gus Van Sant corrals Madonna for Interview, where she discusses her upcoming film, her childhood inspirations, and one very famous ex-husband—the one who just happened to nab an Oscar for Van Sant’s Milk. (On Penn, Madge says: “He’s got a fire under his ass, that’s for sure. A bee in his bonnet.”) [Interview]

In case you missed it (as, we confess, we did) last week: Famed photog Bill Cunningham is finally moving out of his incredible, rent-controlled Carnegie Hall apartment. On his way out, though, he’s narrating a little video about the place. [NYT via Curbed]

Photo: refinery29.com

Karen Takes The Mic, Adam Takes A Seat, And More…

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Karen Elson (pictured) walked a few New York shows this season, but she’s got her eye on a second career—country chanteuse. The English-born Nashvillian has posted a first song from her upcoming album on her Web site. Designers, we smell a runway soundtrack… [Karen Elson]

Art-loving menswear designer Adam Kimmel—who’s collaborated with artists on most of his presentations, enlisting them as models, photographers, and lately, mask-makers—has been named to the board of directors of MoMA’s P.S.1. [Observer]

Ana Lerario, welcome to the blogosphere. The Lerario Beatriz designer has launched a new blog, where her musings so far include posts on knitwear maintenance, her inspirations, and suggestions for romantic dates. (Cue aww for the photo booth pics of her and her husband, menswear designer Robert Geller.) [Lerario Beatriz]

And well worth a few minutes of watching this afternoon: a vintage Charlie Rose clip, turned up by Boing Boing, featuring Charlie chatting with the late Alexander McQueen. (It’s around the 45-minute mark.) Our favorite revelation: McQueen’s perfect image of woman was Diane Keaton. [Boing Boing via Racked]

Photo: Greg Kessler