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April 19 2014

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18 posts tagged "Sarah Lerfel"

Chanel And Colette Partner For A PFW Pop-Up

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The new double Cs: Chanel and Colette. In a spirit of chic sisterhood, the two opened yesterday in Paris what they call an “ephemeral boutique”—one that considerably ups the ante in the pop-up shop department. With freshly white-washed walls covered with sassy monsters by New York graphic artist Kevin Lyons, the former garage (down the street from Colette at 336-340 Rue Saint-Honoré) is hosting DJ sets (Elisa Sednaoui and the Misshapes are on the bill), a cupcake bar, Chanel bag customization sessions from club impresario-cum-graffiti artist André and others, and a Chanel nail bar throughout Paris’ nine-day fashion week.

“We’ve collaborated with Chanel in the past,” says Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, “and we were looking for another opportunity when we discovered this space, which is going to be a drugstore at the end of the year. For us this is a meeting both geographically”—the shop is about halfway between Chanel’s HQ on Rue Cambon and Colette—”and with products. We’re mixing very young designers like Anthony Vaccarello, Christopher Kane, and Mary Katrantzou with Chanel, which gives a much less classic vision of the brand.” Continue Reading “Chanel And Colette Partner For A PFW Pop-Up” »

In Orbit With Olympia Le-Tan

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Remember Eyjafjallajökull? Olympia Le-Tan sure does. The Icelandic volcano—and its lingering clouds of ash, which wrecked havoc on European aviation for a good while—forced the accessory designer to cancel a much anticipated trip to Thailand. “I was so angry, and I began to imagine that this might be the end,” Le-Tan said at a cocktail fête celebrating her new collection. But like any artist worth the name, she channeled her agita. “It gave me an idea,” she continued. Voilà: a new collection of bags and clutches, appropriately titled It’s Not the End of the World.

Lanvin’s Lucas Ossendrijver and Elie Top, Dior Joallerie’s Victoire de Castellane, Olivier Zahm, Sarah Lerfel, and Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim were among those who came to the planet room at Paris’ Palais de la Découverte to check it out. Le-Tan (left, with Vincent Darré, Camille Bidault-Waddington, and Top) looked to doomsday and sci-fi literature, space travel, and astronomy for Spring, and the collection includes an embroidered bag version of the original cover of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds, planet-shaped cocktail bags, and Hotel Olympia satchels (below). Continue Reading “In Orbit With Olympia Le-Tan” »

Nominations Definite (The Maggies!) And Indefinite (ANDAM?), Liberty For Lads, And More…

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Are this year’s ANDAM nominations in? The ANDAM site says no, but Bryan Boy says yes. If he’s on to something, congrats to Mark Fast, Francesco Scognamiglio, Bouchra Jarrar (whose debut couture collection is pictured, left), Calla Haynes, Hakaan Yildrim, and Alexandre Vauthier. Carine Roitfeld will chair the judging panel, which will also include Alber Elbaz, the Telegraph‘s Hilary Alexander, Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, Jefferson Hack, and Humberto Leon. [Fashionista]

Rumor has it that Calvin Klein is launching its new fragrance, Beauty, for the over-40 set, but at a recent party to fête the scent, forgot to invite editors from magazines like More and Redbook that cater to said set. Teen Vogue, on the other hand, was represented. [WWD]

Nominations for England’s Maggie Awards—which are given for the best magazine covers—are in. Go to the Maggies site to cast your vote for the best fashion cover. Lara Stone (for Vogue U.K.), Sienna Miller (for GQ U.K.), and Uma Thurman (for Harper’s Bazaar U.K.) are among the cover stars who grace the glossies. [Maggies]

And speaking of the U.K., swinging dandies will soon have another sartorial option: Liberty is launching its own branded menswear label. Florals a-go-go, baby! [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Bouchra Jarrar

Blasblog: JakAndJil Went To Colette

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While all eyes are glued to the catwalks, one guy’s are fixed on the off-runway scene: Tommy Ton, who has followed the action from New York to London to Milan and now to Paris for Style.com. (Click here for a selection of Tommy’s shots.) I love Tommy’s work, and so does Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, who’s given over a wall of her store’s gallery space to his photos for Style.com. Tommy’s favorites from New York, London, and Milan are already up there, but since the shows are still going on in Paris, this last leg of the international collections has been a work in process, with two more being added each day.

“I think French girls are always constantly chic. There’s just something about the way they effortlessly wear clothes,” he explains of the final stop on his tour. Ton’s shots look effortless, too—maybe because he catches his subjects unawares, thus avoiding the usual labored posing. “I don’t like the standard posed position just because everyone else takes that same posed vertical photo,” he goes on. “I try to select a photo that captures that exact moment, but I like it when you can see someone naturally at their best and unaware that they’re having their photo taken.” Ton says the best places to capture these moments are the shows in the Tuileries, where there’s a long approach and a classically French backdrop. But at the end of the day, it’s just a connection: “You know, when it comes down to it, it’s just gut instinct, and I’ve become less analytical and just shoot whatever jumps out at me.” His nonchalant moments will still be up at Colette until the end of fashion week. After that, you can take them home with you: Snaps from all four cities are available for purchase, sold in editions of ten for €150 each.

Photo: Tommy Ton

Those in the Know Go to Prova

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Vogue alum and new Ecco Domani Fashion Fund winner Irini Arakas has been quietly making gorgeous scarves and jewelry for her label, Prova, for a few seasons now, but at yesterday’s NYFW presentation—her first—it was clear how far she’s come. It was also clear who’s been behind her for most of that journey. The evening was a who’s who of editors and buyers: Sally Singer and a cab’s worth (at least) of Vogue girls, Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, Barneys New York’s Julie Gilhart, Ikram Goldman (who listed Prova’s scarves as a fall must-have in our Buyers’ Guide), and on and on filled Drive-In Studios to see the latest. So, no promises, but I’d bet we’ll be seeing more of Arakas’ whimsical jewelry—I especially liked the thick necklaces hung with beads representing the see-no-evil, speak-no-evil, hear-no-evil monkeys (monkeys being top of mind for Arakas after a recent trip to Costa Rica, land of the howlers) and the first Prova earrings, dangling clusters of stars. And, of course, those scarves, in beautiful silks and chiffons. Fall be damned, a Pop-ish tulip print and a more abstract pink floral one summoned spring breezes. Arakas herself designed a few other textiles, one covered in woodcut-style clipper ships, the image borrowed and tweaked from a Scandinavian children’s book. Styled on models in Zero + Maria Cornejo dresses and to-die-for YSL heels, even the kids’-book print looked properly grown-up. And bonus points to Arakas for crafting a few papier-mâché mannequins to stand alongside her real-life waifs.

Photo: Courtesy of Prova