April 20 2014

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8 posts tagged "Sandro"

At Issa London, A Changing of the Guard


Daniella Helayel with Cara Delevingne at her Fall '13 show

London-based womenswear label Issa—the Kate Middleton favorite responsible for the Duchess’ famed sapphire engagement frock—announced today that its founder and creative director, Daniella Helayel, is stepping down. “The time has come for me to move on to focus on my art, travel, and other interests,” said Helayel in a press release. Sources say that Helayel, who launched Issa in 2004, had been unhappy in her role for some time.


Helayel will stay on to consult on the label’s Banana Republic collaboration through December 2013, but the brand reveals today that Central Saint Martins-trained designer Blue Farrier has been appointed as Issa’s new creative director. In addition to having worked under Phoebe Philo at Chloé for six years, Farrier has worked with such labels as Stella McCartney, Sandro, and Anya Hindmarch.

Photo: Marcus Tondo/ InDigital/GoRunway

Shop The Look: Color-Blocking


Color-blocking is one of those trends that never seems to go away. For Fall, designers like Narciso Rodriguez offered a refreshing take on the trend. Here, we’ve rounded up six of our favorite new multi-hued separates from Rodriguez, Rag & Bone, Sandro, Preen, and more to pair with classic pieces in your closet.

1. Narciso Rodriguez top, $750, available at
2. Preen dress, $1,395, available at
3. Rag & Bone skinny jean, $200, available at
4. Equipment shirt, $325, available at
5. BCBG Max Azria envelope clutch, $118, available at

6. Sandro “Albatorock” sneakers, $600, available at

To view more looks, click here.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

To Dye For


Seasoned designers like Isabel Marant and Michael Kors are bringing tie dye back, and it’s looking better than ever. Forever a hippie favorite, the trippy blend of colors is now enticing to even the chicest of the fashion set. Case in point—this tie-dye sweatshirt-clad showgoer (above) in London, snapped by our resident street-style photographer Tommy Ton. Get her look with one of our four favorite renditions on the trend.
From top left to right: Isabel Marant jacket, $1,960, available at; Sandro tank, $188, available at; Michael Kors top, $595, available at; Raquel Allegra top, $470, available at




Photos: Tommy Ton; Courtesy Photos


Leather Up


Last week’s unseasonably cool temperatures reminded us that it’s always the right time to be on the lookout for a lightweight leather jacket, even if it’s June. No matter what the weather, a sleek motorcycle jacket proves to be the perfect topper, and model-off-duty Daphne Groeneveld further proves this point. From Sandro to Rebecca Minkoff, we’ve picked four of our favorites to set your sights on, and with their under $1,000 price tags, your hands on, too.
From top left to right: Rebecca Minkoff jacket, $698, available at; Sandro Veinarde jacket, $577, available at; Monika Chiang moto jacket, $845, similar styles available at; Club Monaco Christy moto jacket, $595, available at




Photos: Courtesy Photos; Courtesy of Daniel Troyse /


A Sister Act Strikes Again


French brands Sandro and Maje are setting out to extend their empire into the U.S. Last year, the brands debuted their first respective New York stores, in adjoining spaces on Bleecker Street. Now they’re each opening on Prince Street—again, side by side. You’d think the stores were sister establishments, which is not quite the case. The labels, which both stock trend-driven ready-to-wear and accessories, aren’t sisters; their owners are.

For her second U.S. store, Sandro’s Evelyne Chetrite chose to make the 725-square-foot shop a women’s-only affair—ironically enough, because her menswear business is so strong. “The men’s collections are becoming more and more important and therefore much more appreciated. They need space to express themselves in their own environment, just as the womenswear does,” Chetrite says. (The men’s and women’s stores at Bleecker Street have separate entrances but connect internally.) Aside from that, the two boutiques are similar. Like the Bleecker Street location, the store has an antiqued oak wood floor and whitewashed brick walls; hanging from the racks are Spring’s best-sellers, including the Vertige green tweed jacket ($515) and the Enivrant floral blouse ($270).

Her sister, Judith Milgrom of Maje, likewise modeled her new Prince Street boutique—the label’s third in the U.S.—on her Bleecker store, inspired by a traditional Parisian apartment, with a mirrored chandelier, chevron wood floors, and gold leaf detailing. The Soho store will also be women’s only, including clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and accessories; a five-piece collection of Brigitte Bardot T-shirts, called Icons Forever, launches today as well.

The neighborhood seems to suit both nicely. And while Sandro is looking for a space in Soho and planning to open in Los Angeles, according to Chetrite, Sandro’s “next store will be on Madison Avenue.” No surprise here: So will Maje’s.

Sandro, 8 Prince St., NYC; Maje, 10 Prince St., NYC.

Photos: Kyle Ericksen