8 posts tagged "Ralph Rucci"
Fringe, in every length, style, and color, has been adding a playful kick to the Spring ’14 collections. It surfaced early in NYC, namely at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Ralph Rucci. The former showed fringe on punctuated-block tops in Neapolitan hues, while the latter offered an evening gown tiered in fiber-optic strands that radiated with synthetic rainbow phosphorescence (“eyelashes,” Rucci called the textile).
At Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy paid homage to their beloved Los Angeles, attaching long tassels to trash-fab grommeted belts and heavy leather skirts. Proenza Schouler‘s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez whipped up a lattice-patterned overcoat in shredded fabric—scraps of which were dip-dyed crimson red, and Marc Jacobs enhanced his collection’s Victorian vibe via bunches of fluid thread (above, center). Meanwhile, Francisco Costa—who celebrated ten years at the helm of Calvin Klein—also implemented fringe on a number of sporty silhouettes (above, left), breathing a reinvigorated rawness into his famed streamlined aesthetic.
The trend has been spotted out of the gate in London, too. Sister by Sibling used drapery tassels on netted skirts (above, right), while Holly Fulton employed wispy stranding on topcoats at her seventies-influenced outing. Of the fringe effect, New York’s Fivestory owner Claire Distenfeld told Style.com, “Amazing elements from the past are back in full force, including fringe. As a romantic, I’m ready to embrace it.”
Ralph Rucci To Join The Ranks Of De La Renta And Lagerfeld, 49 Years Of MJ, Elisa Sednaoui’s New Film, And More…
Following in the footsteps of Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld, and Tom Ford, designer Ralph Rucci will be receiving the André Leon Talley lifetime achievement award at Savannah College of Art and Design next month. In addition, Rucci’s designs will be on display in an exhibition at the school’s gallery. [WWD]
In honor of Marc Jacobs’ 49th birthday today, Huff Po dug through the archives and created a slideshow of some of his major moments. Click the link to check out images of the designer with some of his muses and leading ladies over the years. [Huff Po]
Here’s music’s latest odd couple: Axl Rose and Lana Del Rey. The New York Daily News reports that the two were spotted together in Los Angeles over the weekend, and last month, Del Rey attended two back-to-back GNR shows (not to mention, she’s got a song entitled “Axl Rose Husband”). [NYDN]
In LifeStyle Mirror’s feature story today, Elisa Sednaoui reveals that her latest project is a documentary, entitled Kullu Tamam (“Everything Is Good” in Arabic). The film, which Sednaoui co-directed and produced, “focuses on how villagers in southern Egypt have been coping with the uprisings in the Middle East.” [Lifestyle Mirror]
Michael Bastian’s Barneys Collection, Ralph Rucci Cancels His Runway Show, DVF’s Spring Campaign, And More…
CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Michael Bastian has collaborated with Barneys on a fully outfitted suit collection. The line will feature slim, modern tailoring ideal for an emerging market of young professionals who want to avoid an “anonymous baggy ‘going to work’ suit.” Pieces, available online and in Barneys stores, will be priced 20 percent lower than Bastian’s namesake line. [Michael Bastian]
Ralph Rucci is opting for private showroom meetings rather than a runway show this season. His sister and communications director, Rosina Rucci, stated that his time slot, conflicting with the Tommy Hilfiger show, was not a factor in the decision. Chado Ralph Rucci was scheduled to show on February 12. [WWD]
Diane von Furstenberg’s new Spring ’12 campaign recollects work by Surrealist artists Salvador Dalí and Magritte. The campaign places models in desert landscapes, obscured by a mirror covering the face. Von Furstenberg is known to be a collector of the late Dali’s art. [Telegraph]
The Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography has announced its ten fashion design candidates for the 27th annual competition. From April 27-30, the global group of designers from Estonia to Argentina will showcase their work to a panel of judges, presided over by Yohji Yamamoto. Hyères is known for embracing emerging avant-garde talent—last year’s jury consisted of Raf Simons, Christopher Kane, Proenza Schouler, and Style.com’s Tim Blanks.