7 posts tagged "Taylor Tomasi Hill"
Little-known fact: Pratt Institute boasts America’s longest-running fashion-education program. With alums such as Betsey Johnson and Jeremy Scott, Pratt reps a unique vanguard in the world of design—and last night, at its 114th annual senior fashion show, some talented new names were added to its stable.
Pratt headlines its yearly runways with the bestowal of its Visionary Award—an accolade honoring fashion-world luminaries, who needn’t be directly linked to the school. Last night’s recipient? The singular Thom Browne. “It’s overwhelming,” Browne told Style.com, “when you get to do what you do, and have an important institution, with such a strong reputation in the world of design, recognize it, it’s…it’s humbling.” Presenting the award, Hamish Bowles teased his friend. Referring to Browne’s growth over the aughts, he said, “Thom became something of a performance piece himself, a one-man Gilbert & George, in his stiff, tailored buttoned-up suits with the odd proportions.” Expect to see the designer in exactly this silhouette at the Costume Institute’s upcoming Met Ball—though likely with a punk twist. “I’m going with Taylor Tomasi Hill,” Browne revealed with a smile.
After the ceremony, it was on to the show, where front-rowers, including Fern Mallis, Bill Cunningham, and Bibhu Mohapatra, were treated to a lineup heavy on digital prints, washed-out pastels, a lot of white, and ultra-long silhouettes. Two designers stood out in particular: Raya Kassisieh (above, left), with her sometimes soft, sometimes sharp Brave New World brides (“It’s kind of like nouveau Mugler,” whispered Patrick McMullan), and Madeline Gruen (above, right), with her indigo colonial toile prints and glittering embroideries that blended humor with notes of Alexander McQueen and Liberace. Gruen won the night’s other big prize—a $25,000 grant funded by the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation.
Since launching in March, do-good eyewear line Westward Leaning’s neon-coated, reflective sunglasses have been seen everywhere. Taylor Tomasi Hill sported an orange pair of her own in our Comme feature and style stars like Kate Bosworth and Natalie Portman have been snapped wearing them. The San Francisco-based label, however, is taking things down a notch with its latest Wintermute collection. “I love science-fiction, especially cyberpunk novels like Neuromancer, and have always wanted to design a pair of glasses that was inspired by this genre,” the label’s cofounder and CEO Robert Denning tells Style.com of the more understated sunglasses in matte gray and black. “To me, the aesthetic of cyberpunk can be summed up with a color: muted neon—think of the movie Blade Runner.” The collection ($150 each) launches on WestwardLeaning.com today, and Style.com has the exclusive first look, above.
Just when we thought the sneaker trend was on its way out, another pair made it onto our radar. This time it’s the work of Tibi designer Amy Smilovic, who created a street-chic capsule collection for bloggers and It girls like Elin Kling, Miroslava Duma, Caroline Issa, Taylor Tomasi Hill, and Poppy Delevingne. Smilovic used iconic styles from Converse and Vans as her canvas and infused them with Tibi’s signature prints. Think black and white daisies, pastel florals, and bright optical patterns (pictured). But Kling, Duma, et al. are not the only ones who are lucky enough to rock these sneakers. Starting today, the collection will be available on Tibi.com, where you can personalize a pair complete with your own initials. At just $125 each, you may even want to buy two.
“When the Equipment trend was raging, I was still living in Corsica and I don’t think any store was carrying them. Mostly, I would read about them in magazines and totally fantasize about the understated luxury of the shirts. My then boyfriend, who was living in Paris at that time, brought one back to me,” Garance Doré tells Style.com of her first Equipment shirt. “Wearing it made me feel like the coolest girl in town.” And it’s still the coolest girls in town who are wearing the must-have blouses by the label. For her latest project, Doré worked with seven fashion tastemakers, including Taylor Tomasi Hill, Caroline Issa, and Style.com’s Marina Larroude, and photographed them wearing their favorite Equipment shirt from the Fall collection. “I mostly chose friends who wear the shirts in their everyday lives, and asked them to style it their way,” explains Doré. Here, Style.com has an exclusive behind-the-scenes first look at the shoot. Check back on Equipmentfr.com every week to see more images from the shoot and catch profiles of each of the fashion insiders.
In this week’s Rei Kawakubo tribute on Style.com, Taylor Tomasi Hill wears lots of covetable Comme pieces, but she’s also sporting a pair of neon orange reflective shades from Westward Leaning that might be catching your fancy. We’ve had our eyes on (or behind, rather) these sunglasses since the San Francisco-based label launched in March, and more recently, Style.com’s market director, Marina Larroude, featured a pair of the unisex mirrored lenses in her Techno Beach story. Now they’re giving us more to love—they have just unveiled the neon style with white frames ($165). And you can feel good buying them because this is a brand with vision; for every pair sold, Westward Leaning donates to $10 to the specific charity associated with each style.