20 posts tagged "Spring 2012"
Since launching her namesake collection in spring 2010, L.A.-based designer Kelly Bergin has reigned in the California-cool domain. For Spring ’12, the designer continued with her unfussy, luxe approach, using solid neutrals and a pop of bright red for her collection of separates and dresses. To highlight the brand’s L.A. influence, Bergin brought on director Glynnis McDaris to create a short film, entitled The Lap, featuring model Sidney Williams (who was one of the subjects featured in Hedi Slimane’s recent MOCA exhibition, California Song, depicting California youth culture). “The Lap uses the ubiquitous L.A. pool as an object of fantasy,” says Bergin. The clothes (available on Net-a-Porter) also become objects of desire in the film: “The pool also serves as a lens that abstracts, refracts, and distorts the shapes and colors of the clothing and surrounding scene, enhancing the dreamlike quality.” Watch Williams take a dip in the pool in The Lap, which makes its official, exclusive debut here on Style.com today. Warning: Don’t try this at home—Bergin doesn’t proclaim to be making waterproof clothing just yet.
Fourteen new stores in Asia by year’s end is just the beginning of Alexander Wang’s expansion plans. Style.com got an exclusive sneak peek at his new eight-piece lifestyle collection, OBJECTS, which will make its debut in goody bags gifted to lucky editors, buyers, and celebs in the front row at his show on Saturday. “I’ve always had a fascination with home, but wanted to take it step by step,” Wang said over the phone in between fittings. “If I can’t start with a couch, at least I can start with a coaster.” In addition to the black mock croc coasters, there’s a matching embossed leather lighter, letter box, junk box, and playing card case, as well as a smoked glass ashtray and a leather-bound notebook with metal corners. The line’s hot ticket, though, is a blackened steel bike chain with a mock croc-covered brass lock. All-weather it’s not, but it’s undeniably cool. The line retails from $29 to $150 and will be available at Wang’s Grand Street store and on his Web site come Monday.
In another bit of other news, Wang’s Spring 2012 campaign video will have its own debut this Saturday as an installation under the High Line on 24th Street between 10th and 11th avenues. Directed by James Lima, starring Liya Kebede, and featuring music by Azealia Banks, it’s meant, the designer says, to evoke “arcade video games and car crashes.” The cool factor here is that it will be projected not just on walls but on specially designed windshields and windows on cars parked on 24th Street. We’ve got a teaser here.
Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw might be a little too tall for gymnastics, but Karl Lagerfeld decided to give them a shot anyways for his Spring ’12 Chanel campaign. To Smalls’ and de Brauw’s credit, they’re looking in great form perched on those uneven bars, in their matching white Chanel pencil skirts and cropped blazers. Here, an image of the Carine Roitfeld-styled campaign, which was photographed at the picturesque Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France. We give it a 9.2.
Yesterday, YSL released the first photos of Mariacarla Boscono, the star of the label’s Spring ’12 ad campaign, creative-directed by Stefano Pilati and shot by David Sims in London. Above, check out exclusive, previously unreleased images from the new campaign.
Printed pants have been making their mark on both the runways and the streets for several seasons now, and they don’t seem to be loosing any ground. In Paris during the Spring ’12 shows, we spotted editors and models wearing leopard-print jeans, and wild pants of all sorts have popped up aplenty in the pre-fall collections (see Michael Kors, Kelly Wearstler, Ports 1961, etc.) as well. We were excited when we heard that one of our favorite affordable denim lines, Mother, has just joined the print pant parade. For Spring, Lela Tillem Becker and Tim Kaeding have created two print versions of the popular The Looker pant—one with a vibrant paradise scene ($250, available at Nordstrom and ShopBop.com mid-March) and another with orange and coral cherries ($230, in stores mid-February).