154 posts tagged "Stella McCartney"
One of Paris’ most ambitious openings of late, Merci is the concept-meets-charity store brainchild of Bonpoint founder Marie-France Cohen. Located in a two-level reconverted textile factory in the Marais, this carefully curated space links high fashion with philanthropic ideals. Products on offer include vintage finds and contemporary designs; custom creations and re-editions for men, women, and children; accessories; a secondhand book corner; a gourmet café; a flower shop; Merci Annick perfumes from Le Laboratoire Goutal; and a gallery. The retail therapy feel-good factor? Profits are earmarked for charitable associations, starting this season with orphanages in Madagascar. To help the effort, many designers made donations of seasonal pieces and best-sellers, and by opting for Goutal perfumes in déshabillé bottles, clients can save up to 40 percent. Rifling through the racks, Osman Yousefzada emerged with a vintage black Thierry Mugler jacket with knit lapel and sleeves (€310, or around $390), then stopped to admire vintage trenches by Burberry (€290, or $366) and YSL (€700, or $885) before moving on to the high-fashion corner, where selections include pieces from Martin Margiela, and Stella McCartney. Participating designers Martine Sitbon, Vanessa Bruno, Isabelle Marant, and Alexis Mabille were on hand to toast the project. “I loved the idea and the name,” commented Mabille. “It’s a way to say thank you to everyone—designers, clients, suppliers—as well as in the charity sense. It’s really important, and ultimately complètement normale. We need to help wherever we can!”
Merci, 111 boulevard Beaumarchais, Paris 75003, closed Sundays.
We might be spending selectively, but we haven’t given up our shopping habit. In fact, we experienced that familiar euphoric feeling when we heard about Matches’ Editions project. The London-based boutique chain (think Colette meets Barneys, with a more neighborhood-y feel) has gotten designers like Alexander McQueen (left), Christian Louboutin, Matthew Williamson, and Stella McCartney on board to design exclusive pieces in limited runs no greater than 100—Balenciaga is contributing a bag of which only five will exist—that will be numbered and sold with a certificate. Prices range from about $200 to $12,000. As a Style.com user, you can get a head start on your shopping list by following this link: www.matcheseditions.com/style, which gives you special access to preview the items before they go live to the world on March 3. Remember to shop responsibly.
After finding himself so good at fatherhood that he needed something else to do, K-Fed is going to make a line of children’s apparel. Just picture it: man tanks, low-slung jeans, puffy sneakers…maybe a
fedora for evening? OK, stop picturing it. Stop. [WWD]
While some news outlets have referred to the future kind-of-King of Sweden as a “trainer,” we’d like to point out he’s actually in possession of a gym, so let’s go with “small-business owner.” Either way, his just-announced 2010 marriage to Crown Princess Victoria is a Cinderella story. [HuffPo]
After 33 years at the helm of gossip reportage, the Post‘s Liz Smith has been escorted off the premises. OK, it wasn’t that scandalous, but starting Thursday you’ll have to get her daily dish from her Web site: wowowow.com. [NYT]
Is Adidas stepping in to save fashion week? The sportswear behemoth is launching SLVR, a new line—with its own Soho storefront to boot—during the New York collections. Unlike its collaborations with Yohji Yamamoto and Stella McCartney, the latest effort comes without a famous designer. Expect streamlined basics in bold colors, priced well below Y-3. But what’s a fashion week launch without a party, you say? Fear not. Adidas plans to fête a lucky few, though not, as rumored, with indie popsters Say Hi to Your Mom, who played on the Mark Segal-directed video that accompanies the collection. Here’s hoping for some front-row-worthy kicks we can sport to hit the pavement—not the town car—between shows.