April 20 2014

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32 posts tagged "Scott Sternberg"

A Charitable Confederacy


Confederacy co-founder and stylist Ilaria Urbinati has teamed up with Tim Foster of Pennyroyal Studio to create a limited-edition pendant necklace featuring sea-inspired charms ($100), with all proceeds going to THERAsurf.

“THERAsurf is a way of bringing surfing’s incredibly therapeutic benefits to kids with autism and other special needs,” she told at last night’s Confederacy party to celebrate their efforts. She was joined at the shop by Benjamin Bratt, Krysten Ritter, Sarah Shahi, Confederacy co-owner Danny Masterson, and host Scott Caan. “It just really changed surfing for me,” Caan, who has taken several kids out surfing, says of his work with the organization. “To this day, I love bringing kids that experience.”

Urbinati’s got everyone lending a hand in one way or another; she also commissioned Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg and retail partner Rebecca Minkoff to create special items. Cue a Polaroid-print-emblazoned polo from Band and one of Minkoff’s hold-all raffia totes.

Photo: Amy Graves / WireImage

Ron Weasley For Band Of Outsiders?


The summer of Harry Potter—and with it, the eight-film epic—is coming to a close. It’s farewell to sorcery, but hello to modeling for Rupert Grint (a.k.a. Ron Weasley) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), two of the franchise’s stars. Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg selected the duo for his Fall BOO lookbook, which he shoots personally every season—on vintage Polaroid film no less. (Previous stars have included James Marsden, Dave Franco, Donald Glover, and Andrew Garfield; Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe, hasn’t taken a turn, but he is a longtime fan of the label.)

“I love those films and the characters so much,” Sternberg told “They’re full of imagination and endless ideas. With the last film coming out this summer, it felt like a cool opportunity to capture this moment in these two actors’ lives, and give them a chance to poke a little fun at the whole thing too.”

Photos: Scott Sternberg / Courtesy of Band of Outsiders

Rowdy With A Chance Of Meatballs


Never one to shy away from a spectacle, Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg decided it was time to go camp—and back to camp. Together with his new retail partners Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter, the designer hosted a screening of the legendary cult classic Meatballs under the stars at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. “We really wanted to do something that was indicative of summer. And what’s more L.A.—and what’s more us—than summer camp, and meatballs, and dead people six feet under?” the designer deadpanned. “As always, we’re amused by the notion of a fashion party with a meatball theme. And the cool thing about these guys is they are too.” Thick in the throes of designing Fall ’12, the moonlit screening was the perfect reprieve pre-fashion week, where Sternberg will be presenting his womenswear collection for Boy and Girl underneath the High Line.

Soon-to-be Spider-man Andrew Garfield (left, with Sternberg) arrived stealthily on a moped and blended well in the hipster-heavy crowd, including Wren’s Melissa Coker, Sarah Silverman, and Rilo Kiley’s Jenny Lewis. Chatting with Net-a-Porter’s Holli Rogers and Tracy Taylor, Nicole Richie mused that though it was her first time meeting the Band designer, her inclination to menswear made them fast friends. “Joel wears Band of Outsiders all the time,” Richie said of her husband (and date for the night), “and I constantly find myself borrowing his stuff.” The end result? “I just started buying the line now on my own and I have to say I’ve been a huge fan ever since.”

Photo: Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Band Of Beginners


“There’s death, it’s not all gumdrops and rainbows, but I walked out of the movie theater in this perfectly melancholy state,” Band of Outsiders creative director Scott Sternberg says of Beginners, the new film by his friend Mike Mills, starring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Mélanie Laurent. Sternberg hosted a screening of the new flick in Los Angeles last night, for pals like Miranda July and Liz Goldwyn, the first of what he hopes will be many Band movie nights to come. Next week in New York, Opening Ceremony will oblige with an East Coast screening, too.

Beginners is based in part on Mills’ life; McGregor, Mills says, plays a character who “shares some things with me: We both do graphic design, we both often figure out what we’re thinking by drawing, we both have dogs, and we both did record covers for a very real band named The Sads.” (They also both also wear a lot of Band of Outsiders. Sternberg provided the character’s wardrobe for the film.) In Beginners, McGregor’s character, Oliver, finds love just as his world is rocked by his father’s announcement that he is gay and has terminal cancer. “It’s really a life-affirming movie—it’s about how you start over and how do you forget your bad habits,” Sternberg tells

Mills, for his part, is no beginner. He’s directed music videos for Blonde Redhead and Sonic Youth, lensed the previous feature film Thumbsucker with Tilda Swinton and Keanu Reeves, created the brand identity for Kim Gordon’s much-loved fashion line X-Girl, and developed textile designs for Marc Jacobs. In addition to the movie, he’s also releasing a book, Drawings From the Film Beginners, of his illustrations (which appear as the work of “Oliver” in the film), launching next week at Opening Ceremony.

Photos: Courtesy of Band of Outsiders

California Dreaming: First Hints Of Rodarte And Band Of Outsiders’ Plans For Florence’s Pitti Fair


Pitti Immagine, the organization that presents the seasonal Pitti Uomo and Pitti W fairs in Florence, convened a group of editors and buyers in Soho today to announce the specifics of this summer’s edition of the fair, which will include, for the first time, a new online component, called ePitti. Several brands will celebrate anniversaries and new debuts at the fair, including the Italian label Lubiam (which will mark its centennial), Pringle of Scotland (which will present a re-edition of iconic archival items, in collaboration with Central Saint Martins), Carhartt, and Victorinox, which will show its Remade in Switzerland collection by English designer Christopher Raeburn.

But exciting the most interest were the fair’s guest designers, both in from California for the occasion. Scott Sternberg will be the guest at Pitti Uomo, where he’ll show Band of Outsiders’ Spring ’12 menswear collection, as well as the Resort ’12 women’s collections by Boy and Girl. “We’re showing at a venue called Manifattura Tabacchi. It’s an old, abandoned tobacco factory,” he revealed. “It’s amazing. It’s huge; it feels kind of like this mini city when you’re in there.” Details were few but he did explain that all three lines will be shown together, as with his Fall ’11 runway show. “We’re always telling a story, and there are usually acts that happen in that story,” he said, “so it’ll all be in the same show, but clearly delineated, one from the next.” Given the parallel to Fall, we had to ask: Would there be looks parachuting in from above? “There will be no rappellers, there will be no one falling from the ceiling,” he promised. He promised this, too: The men’s show won’t appear again in New York in September. “Absolutely not,” he said. “This is your one chance to see Band Spring ’12.”

Kate and Laura Mulleavy were similarly tight-lipped about specifics but did profess a great love for the city of Florence. “There are very few places that you feel are these artistic centers—Florence and Kyoto are the two that really come to your mind,” Kate said. “It’s just unparalleled, the amount of creativity and art that exists in a place like Florence. It’s almost indescribable…It’s also about a connection to a place. A lot of what you’re seeing is frescos, which belong to the environment; you can’t go see a fresco here, you can’t move it. It’s really fascinating. When you talk about Florence, you’re talking about things that you have to be there to see and experience, that are so intertwined in the environment, which has always been an interest for Laura and me in terms of our own design and thought process. Trying to understand the landscape that we live in and that history.”

The collection that they’ll show, they were quick to note, won’t be a traditional pre-collection; it’ll be exclusive to Pitti. That’s not to say it might not one day hit stores. “It can be [sold], yes, to certain stores,” Laura clarified. “We’re figuring out what we want to do to keep it special and do something interesting with it on a retail level.”

Photo: Donna Alberico