August 20 2014

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4 posts tagged "Samantha Pleet"

Tie-Dyeing: It’s A Good Thing; DVF Flies South; And More…


Do not adjust your set—that really is Jack and Lazaro of Proenza Schouler teaching Martha how to tie-dye on The Martha Stewart Show today. (But if you’d rather leave the DIY to the professionals, you’ll be glad to know that PS is offering a tie-dyed racer-back tank, pictured, for a limited time on its Web site.) [Martha Stewart]

The surest sign that spring is here: The shirts are off outside of Hollister. [Racked]

From their parlor to yours: Parlor showroom—which reps lines like Timo Weiland, Rachel Antonoff, and Samantha Pleet—is taking its show on the road, driving an RV cross-country to sell Fall 2010 directly to consumers. Well, when retail’s down… [Fashionista]

And DVF adds a new continent to her worldwide empire. The designer opened her first South American store in Brasília’s new Iguatemí Mall, and André Leon Talley curated an exhibition of Diane-iana (but of course) for the occasion. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Proenza Schouler

Holiday Shopping’s Gold Standard


The countdown’s on: Eight shopping days left until the big day, and if you’re anything like us, there are a few holes on your list. (OK, if you’re really like us, there are a lot of holes on your list.) Never fear, here’s Anna Sheffield to the rescue. The jewelry designer—who works on her eponymous collection as well as the lower-priced Bing Bang line—has opened up her Soho showroom to a few friends and collaborators for a one-stop-shop holiday sale. Sheffield’s offering pieces from both of her lines (like the Bing Bang Viviane cuff, pictured); the ladies and gents of Fort Greene’s Dossier have taken over a side room, now stuffed with covetable cocktail dresses from lines like Nomia, Duskin, and Samantha Pleet; and Lindsey Thornburg has got Pendleton-wool capes and hoods, as well as a selection of sexy new knit dresses. For those other folks on your list (you know, besides yourself), there are printed, eco-friendly linens from Ortolan Organic and prepared foods from artist and chef-about-town Anne Apparu. Word on the street is that her homemade honey-kombucha vinegar cures all ailments. Good thing, that—all that frantic, last-minute shopping could give you a headache if you’re not careful.

Sale runs December 17 and 18, 12 to 8 p.m., and December 19, 2 to 8 p.m., at 153 Lafayette St., NYC, buzzer 4.

Photo: Courtesy of Bing Bang

Samantha Pleet On The Small Screen


The early-eighties public access series TV Party is pretty legendary, round these parts—Glenn O’Brien hosted the talk show, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry were regulars, Jean-Michel Basquiat would draw squiggles on the monitor from off-camera, and almost everyone who was anyone at Mudd Club made the scene. The whole thing was pretty nutty, and pretty genius. Now, TV Party is getting an outer-borough update, courtesy of Samantha Pleet. The Brooklyn-based designer has collaborated with the collective We Make It Good on Pleet TV, a six-minute film that will be screened for the first time tonight at Parlor Showroom in Soho. “It’s sort of like TV Party meets The Muppets,” explains Pleet. “I host it, and we had 20 people stop by over the course of 12 hours of filming. At one point, we all get up and dance.” Guests such as Heather D’Angelo of Au Revoir Simone, Peggy Wang of Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and artist Dan Estabrook came clad in looks from Pleet’s Holiday ’09 collection. “It was a fun, different way of showing off the clothes,” says Pleet. “And since we cut the footage down to six minutes, we can probably extract a few more episodes.”

Photo: Courtesy of Samantha Pleet

samantha pleet’s second career: film


Fashion week is starting to feel like a film festival. Last Thursday, Tara Subkoff screened her Fame Fatale short, starring her new collection for Bebe; a day later, Scott Sternberg bowed his Band of Outsiders videos starring Kirsten Dunst; tonight, Melissa Coker of Wren will debut the Alia Raza-helmed Another 3 Women. Moving pictures are all the rage, it seems. But no one can accuse Samantha Pleet of jumping on the bandwagon: For a few seasons now, the Brooklyn-based designer has been giving her collections the celluloid treatment, borrowing the skills (and equipment) of her talented friends. Samantha’s Season of Wonders, as Pleet dubbed her presentation last night, projected a video installation directed by artist Tom Hines (a pal); starring, among others, writer Eviana Hartman (Pleet’s partner in the brand Bodkin); and set-designed by Patrick McGovern (Pleet’s husband.) “It’s kind of inspired by the Czech New Wave film Valerie and her Week of Wonders,” Pleet explained of the video. “We wanted it to have that same sense of disoriented time and place, like you’re not sure where you are.” As for Pleet, she knows exactly where she is: the catbird seat. As well as her popular eponymous line and the sustainably produced Bodkin (which was recently picked up by L.A. store Vie), Pleet is the mind behind Rapscallion, a collaboration with Urban Outfitters due in October. And her next stop is Hollywood. “We’re going to be doing a pop-up store in L.A.,” Pleet said of the Rapscallion launch. No word on who’s bidding on the film rights.

Photo: Thomas Hines