6 posts tagged "Rachel Comey"
As one of the leading retail destinations in Los Angeles, TenOverSix—founded by Kristen Lee and Brady Cunningham—has garnered a cult following with its tightly edited mix of designers (think Jesse Kamm, Jenni Kayne, THVM, Alasdair, Maison Kitsuné, and beyond). Now, Lee and Cunningham have brought their cleverly cool curation to the Lone Star state, selecting Dallas’ recently renovated Joule Hotel for the location of their second outpost. Mimicking the L.A. store’s eclectic white-and-wood interior, the more-than-550-square-foot Dallas boutique is filled with an ample array of wares by up-and-coming designers, established indie labels, and high-profile brands. With the Dallas set in mind, Lee and Cunningham have stocked a ready supply of cocktail dresses and filled their Lucite display boxes with both subtle and statement jewelry from the likes of Mociun, Lizzie Fortunato, and Pamela Love. Staying true to their signature edit, the pair has made sure to bring along their best-selling stock of Karen Walker, Vena Cava, and Rachel Comey, as well as pieces exclusive to the new location.
In addition to the main store, Lee and Cunningham have created TenOverSix Presents—an updated take on a hotel gift shop, which, set in the Joule’s lobby, offers a quirky mix of gifts, accessories, and essentials. Only at TenOverSix can one find toothbrushes, a birdcage necklace, and a pig-shaped fruit basket all in the same place.
TenOverSix is open now at the Joule Hotel, located at 1511 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75202
As we enter into a month of fashion shows, we’ve asked some of this season’s biggest stars and most anticipated new talents to offer a sneak peek. Naturally, it’s a busy time for everyone—designers and fashion watchers alike—so we’re pioneering the split-second preview: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. To view all of our Fall ’13 previews, click here.
WHO: Rachel Comey
WHERE: New York, NY
WHEN: Wednesday, February 6
WHAT: “The more identities a (wo)man has, the more they express the person they conceal.” —A (feminized) quote from British spy novelist John le Carré, courtesy of Rachel Comey. The designer sent us a shot of her inspiration board, above.
It’s a time-honored tradition to complain about the weather, and this sodden summer has seen New Yorkers waving their fists at the sky with particular gusto. Not Rachel Comey, though. The designer has channeled her agita about the rain, rain, and more rain into fashion, emphasizing wet-weather gear in her upcoming Spring collection. “I guess if it rains at the show, I’m ready,” says Comey. “I’ve got long raincoats, short ones, dressy ones, casual…” Comey better have a few extra of those on hand: Her show on the 9th is taking place on a West Chelsea rooftop, and inasmuch as Annie Clark—a.k.a. St. Vincent—is playing, the place is sure to be packed to the gills. “We met through friends, and it turned out she was already wearing my clothes,” explains Comey of the St. Vincent collaboration. “We’re pretty aligned aesthetically, so it kind of made sense to do something together.” Comey confesses that she’s still figuring out what, exactly, St. Vincent is going to do. “She’ll be playing solo during the show, I know,” she says, “but song-wise I’m not sure yet. Maybe some covers, I’m thinking.” May we suggest “Purple Rain”?
Urban Outfitters is at it again: The store’s scheme to corner the market on wearable goods for the modern hipster (and the hipster-ish) is getting a boost next month when Eek!, a range of hats and hairpieces by Eugenia Kim, debuts in Urban outlets nationwide. Shortly thereafter, L.A.-based jewelry designer Annie Costello Brown—a Style.com favorite—chimes in with her own Urban Outfitters line of statement necklaces called Clea. Kim and Costello Brown join Urban Outfitters’ expanding roster of accessory collaborations—Contributor by Rachel Comey and Colonial Madness by LD Tuttle are recent arrivals in the Urban Outfitters shoe department, to wit. Plus, for those who sometimes wonder whether they’re too old to shop at the college kid fave, a cheap-and-chic necklace or hat is much easier to pass off as luxe with a mostly designer look.
Stow that chunky necklace in your jewelry box. Bold earrings are the next, um, big thing (click for slideshow). On the Spring runways, they came in diamond barbell form at Jil Sander and in eighties retro plastic fan shapes at Proenza Schouler. Rachel Comey took a more-is-merrier approach, piling lobes with a mix of vintage-inspired clip-ons that she plans to sell in five-packs. Other designers played with scale. Zac Posen’s massive door-knockers grazed his models’ shoulders. Only Marc Jacobs’ over-the-top tribal-chic hoops for Louis Vuitton were bigger. If you’re going to part with some of your carefully hoarded cash come spring, it better be for something that makes a major statement.
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