14 posts tagged "Rochas"
Today in Paris, Rochas designer Marco Zanini presented his latest collection for the house. He had his camera in hand as he and his sister, Miki, who works on styling the shows, prepared the shoes, the looks, and the girls, and asked and answered that all-important question: hat or no hat?
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For its Spring ’11 collection, Banana Republic sent its girls on a desert safari, picking up the seventies-YSL vibe that’s been in the air of late. But something’s blossoming in these hot climes. Among its accessories offerings, which also included oversized statement necklaces in metallic breastplate designs, creative director Simon Kneen created blooming canvas-flower brooches—a little Rochas Spring 2010, a little vintage Carrie Bradshaw. They’ll no doubt cost less at the register than Marco Zanini’s corsages did, so you can go ahead and make yourself a full bouquet—no green thumb required.
Not many in Marco Zanini’s Rochas audience last March had heard of Cactus Flower, the 1969 movie that inspired his Fall collection. But the clothes were so boldly colorful and optimistically retro, you can bet that a whole lot of us came home and promptly added it to the top of our Netflix queue. The film, which stars the improbable trio of Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, and a 24-year-old Goldie Hawn, who won an Oscar for the role (can you think of a stranger love triangle?), was zanier even than Zanini’s cropped brocade flares and vertigo-inducing heels. So, who better than the Swedish-Italian designer to provide Style.com with a summer movie list? As it happens, Zanini’s upcoming Spring collection isn’t influenced by any of these films, but we wouldn’t be surprised if his recommendations prove persuasive to others. After all, on his visit to New York last week, he told us orders for his Fall Cactus Flower collection are double what they were for his Spring collection.
Fanny & Alexander, by Ingmar Bergman (1982): “Swedish noblesse…”
Together, by Lukas Moodysson (2000): “Swedish tenderness…”
Vivre Sa Vie, by Jean-Luc Godard (1962): “Paris in stylish black and white, the Nouvelle Vague, and the beautiful Anna Karina.”
An American Werewolf in London, by John Landis (1981): “The cult classic, so wicked. When the macabre gets funny.”
The Innocent, by Luchino Visconti (pictured; 1976): “My personal favorite filmmaker. An utterly lavish production with the most sumptuous costumes and interiors.”
Teorema, by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1968): “1968 upper-class discomfort and Silvana Mangano (dressed by Capucci) seduced by Terence Stamp…an ‘abstract’ film.”
Harold and Maude, by Hal Ashby (1971): “Outrageous black comedy. Just my sense of humor.”
It’s Easier for a Camel…, by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (2003): “I love everything about her.”
Le Feu Follet, by Louis Malle (1963): “Inner turmoil, Erik Satie soundtrack, Coco Chanel outfits from the very first scene, Jeanne Moreau. A deeply penetrating movie.”
The Draughtsman’s Contract, by Peter Greenaway (1982): “Opulent and wildly extravagant! Unforgettable Michael Nyman soundtrack…”
Dans Paris, by Christophe Honoré (2006): “An intense performance by the rather handsome Romain Duris.”
If you’re a fashion diehard based below the Mason-Dixon, chances are your go-to boutique is Capitol, Laura Vinroot Poole’s ten-year-old Charlotte institution. She specializes in cherry-picking key pieces from the season’s top collections. For Fall, think Balmain jackets, Dries Van Noten’s brightly hued separates, and dramatic gowns from Olivier Theyskens’ final season at Nina Ricci. Vinroot Poole also champions up-and-coming designers. Her select this season: Joseph Altuzarra for his collection of body-con dresses and sexy thigh-high boots.
Any items with wait lists?
LVP: Proenza Schouler’s P.S.1 bag, Balmain’s pagoda-shoulder jacket, everything from Alaïa, and Golden Goose trainers.
What do you anticipate will be your biggest sellers?
LVP: Altuzarra (particularly his thigh-high boots and any of the lavender pieces), Givenchy, Rodarte, Nicholas Kirkwood, The Row, and Vanessa Bruno.
How are shoppers buying differently now from a year ago?
LVP: Certainly, clients are more careful and have scaled back their purchases somewhat, but most buying patterns here are the same as they’ve ever been. Each piece must be thoughtfully woven into a customer’s wardrobe and must tell an evolving story about her life. Items are typically all purchased for specific occasions.
Which new lines are you excited about?
LVP: Altuzarra, Nina Ricci handbags, and Devi Kroell’s RTW line.
Is there anything you saw on the runway that you knew you had to have?
LVP: Dries Van Noten’s collection based on the colors from Francis Bacon’s works are perfect for sunny North Carolina…the colors were glorious! Balenciaga’s long-sleeve cocktail dresses were lovely and appropriate for the South—beautiful and sexy, yet well-mannered. I was crazy over Jeremy Laing’s Flame tunics. The collection was inspired by a trip to Charlotte (NASCAR country) and a private tour of Hendrick Motorsports. I’m also excited for Olivier Theyskens’ last collection for Nina Ricci. We’ve carried him from his original collection under his own name, then to Rochas, and on to Nina Ricci. He is exceedingly talented and I will follow him wherever he lands next!
Click to see a slideshow of Vinroot Poole’s top fall picks.