40 posts tagged "Thakoon"
The Fall ’13 shows wrapped in Paris yesterday, and one of the many trends that stuck out this season was the single earring. Models at Dries Van Noten donned fractured crystals on their right ears, which lent a retro-futuristic glamour to the designer’s smart, feminine wares. Over at Thakoon, we spotted leafy, silver, pearl-embellished ear cuffs. Naturally, Versace offered a punk play on the trend, piercing models’ lobes with a giant spike, and chez Kenzo, it was all about structured, squiggly, dangling versions. At Chloé, Clare Waight Keller kept it simple, showing small gold pieces at the top of the ear. And the look has even taken to the street, as model Aymeline Valade was seen backstage at quite a few shows wearing a sole silver piercing. Needless to say, when it comes to earrings, one is no longer the loneliest number.
Since its inception three years ago, Project Paz’s annual Project Art charity event has roped in a strong legion of designers to contribute to its cause. This year is no different—the likes of Tory Burch, Joseph Altuzarra, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Michael Bastian, Rag & Bone, and Carolina Herrera have all shot one-of-a-kind photos to be auctioned at the gala in New York next month, with the proceeds going to help raise money for children who are victims of violence in Juarez, Mexico. The only guideline given to the designers for the image: Take a picture that reflects what you think of Mexico. Here, Style.com has an exclusive first look at some of the shots by Rodriguez (pictured, below), Prabal Gurung (pictured, left), and Derek Lam (pictured, below). “I love carnation flowers,” Lam tells Style.com, in reference to his piece. “They are ornate, over-the-top beautiful, optimistic flowers. They are full of life, like Mexico and her people.”
Tickets to the November 5 Project Paz benefit can be purchased at ProjectPaz.org .
Forget the Red and the Black. Right now, it’s all about the Red and the Blue. The 2012 elections will mean a full year of face-off between the red Republicans and the blue Dems. All of a sudden, the red and blue Masai prints at Thakoon and Kim Jones’ men’s collection for Louis Vuitton are looking prescient. Showgoers at the men’s and Couture shows have been experimenting with primary-colored combinations, too, and now more designers are picking up on the theme. Giambattista Valli and Peter Copping at Nina Ricci have been pushing cardinal and cobalt with their pre-fall collections.
Soon, the Super Bowl will have Giants fans and Patriots supporters (like the queen of them all, Gisele Bündchen) squaring off in New York blue and New England red. But no need to pick just one. As the looks in our slideshow attest, it’s all in the mix.
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Using hand-sewn Mexican fabrics supplied by Museo Textil De Oaxaca, the designers behind 12 different lines, including Eddie Borgo, Wes Gordon, Thakoon, and Michael Bastian, have each created limited-edition pieces for tonight’s Project Paz gala and silent auction in New York, which will raise money to promote peace in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. “It was important to me to get involved because the level of violence that occurs in Cuidad Juárez is truly inhuman,” Peter Som tells Style.com. Of the design assignment, Som says, “There weren’t any guidelines —the fabric was a beautiful canvas for me to create with.” What he made was a dress using fabric from the town of Pinotepa de Don Luis, with touches of his spring rose print.
Of his design, Phillip Lim says, “I think all too often society is very dismissive of technique and artisanal history —they take what they want and discard things very quickly —so I wanted this piece to respect tradition. I tried to do this by having the biker jacket embrace the Rebozo —it almost has it in its arms.” Here, Style.com has the exclusive first look at the designs, photographed by Ruven Afanador. The pieces are available during and after the event on L-Atitude.
Resort shows brought a tropical breeze, and editors went bananas for Hawaiian prints. But lately, street-style stars have been stepping out in a different motif: paisley. The retro seventies pattern has long been synonymous with names like Etro, but Oscar de la Renta (Fall ’11), Carven’s Guillaume Henry (Fall ’11), and Chloë Sevigny for O.C. (Resort ’12) all worked it into their recent collections. You could wear it the de la Renta way—pairing one of his mosaic paisley dresses with opulent fox furs and patterned velvet coats—or opt for a single statement piece, like this Thakoon antique printed silk chiffon dress or Chloé champagne silk skirt, perfect to layer for fall.
Top: Etro paisley pattern wool coat, £1,210, available at MyTheresa.com; Carven paisley shirtdress, £435, available at MyTheresa.com; Topshop cape bed jacket, $80, available at Topshop.com; Thakoon Addition antique paisley printed silk chiffon dress, $670, available at Net-a-Porter.com. Below: Chloé paisley print silk skirt, $1,995, available at Net-a-porter.com.