61 posts tagged "Saint Laurent"
Even though spring is (hopefully) right around the corner, we always get end-of-season shopping ideas from Tommy Ton’s street-style photos. The Fall ’14 scene was as inspiring as ever, and we’re already planning our wardrobes accordingly for next season. For starters, the only way to brave New York’s Polar Vortex was with a bright, bold fur (real or faux). The array of eye-catching styles we saw rendered our standard puffers and peacoats pretty much useless. Comfort and warmth took priority in other ways, as well: We saw a lot of dressed-up denim, especially loose, light-wash boyfriend styles. And instead of teetering around in stilettos, pointy-toe flats became our chic, walkable go-tos. Novelty clutches are still the must-have accessory, especially Charlotte Olympia’s trompe l’oeil camera clutch, which would turn more than a few lenses your way. Top off your look with a pair of rainbow-mirrored sunnies and you’ll blend right in with the style set. Shop our favorite (and sometimes aspirational) pieces from Saint Laurent, The Row, Valentino, and more, below.
1. Saint Laurent fox fur coat, $23,500, available at mytheresa.com
2. Oliver Peoples Braverman x The Fashion Guide sunglasses, $550, available at mytheresa.com
3. The Row Ashland mid-rise slim jeans, $550, available at net-a-porter.com
4. Valentino Rockstud leopard-print calf-hair point-toe flats, $995, available at net-a-porter.com
5. Charlotte Olympia Flashback brass and textured-leather clutch, $2,595, available at net-a-porter.com
“We had to start with the basics,” explained FIT graduate student and curator Kristen Haggerty. She’s talking about the origins of the university’s just-launched exhibition, Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket, a study of the motorcycle jacket’s evolution from a utilitarian Schott Bros. basic, to a symbol of post-WWII rebellion, to the modern-day fashion staple. “The first Perfecto was made in 1928 and was sold by Harley-Davidson—it’s really what everyone thinks of when they think of a biker jacket,” said Haggerty, gesturing to a 1980 replica of the late twenties belted classic with an exposed zipper. “Yes, it’s a very stylish garment, but every one of those elements means something.”
The show, which opens with an in-depth examination of the iconic Perfecto, combines documentary photography, press clippings, and a tightly curated collection of original pieces to shed light on the now 80-some-year history of the moto. Wares by Helmut Lang, Rick Owens, and a particularly memorable tutu moto jacket from Comme des Garçons’ Spring 2005 outing display the many ways in which fashion designers have appropriated and interpreted the garment. “Over the years, the Perfecto became something much more than a utilitarian biker jacket,” Haggerty told Style.com. “There were times when it was pretty subversive. Modern designers [have also] really gone above and beyond. It’s a garment that can exist in two different places at the same time, and have meaning for both of them.” All one needs to do is browse a rack at Versace, Chloé, Balmain, or Saint Laurent to see what she’s talking about. The exhibition, however, will help you understand and, dare we say, appreciate it.
Beyond Rebellion will be on view at The Museum at FIT, Tuesdays through Fridays, through April 5.
If the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show didn’t solidify Saint Laurent’s place as the official fashion house of the music biz, we don’t know what will. Creative director Hedi Slimane has long dressed (and been pals with) mega pop and rock stars. If you’ll remember, Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Beck, and Sky Ferreira have all starred in campaigns for the brand. The Kills’ Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart are Saint Laurent front-row fixtures come fashion week, and Slimane has crafted custom onstage outfits for the likes of Daft Punk and Keith Richards. The label’s latest stint in the spotlight came yesterday evening, when Bruno Mars and his band wore custom metallic Saint Laurent jackets, skinny ties, and black trousers during their performance. Looks like the Grammy Award-winning pop prince has officially been inducted into the SL club of cool.
Anyone with Internet access has been well informed (read: inundated) via social-media updates that the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival lineup is, after much anticipation, here. And considering the desert romp requires ticketholders to drop their pretty penny about six months before the roster is announced, it’s been a nail-biting wait.
Leading up to the schedule’s unveiling just before midnight, the biggest rumor was that Daft Punk—the electro-music duo with a Saint Laurent seal of approval—was going to perform. Much to our disappointment, that chatter was proved false. But fashion’s favorite musicians haven’t been overlooked. Pharrell Williams, Hood by Air supporter A$AP Ferg, and the Lagerfeld-loved young talent Lorde are all slated to take the stage in Indio this April.