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April 20 2014

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14 posts tagged "Theory"

More Changeups In Fashion Land, Au Revoir To Louise, And More…

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The designer merry-go-round keeps on spinning. Much-missed Olivier Theyskens will design a capsule collection for Theory, and Christophe Lemaire, formerly of Lacoste, will take over for the departing Jean Paul Gaultier (pictured) at Hermès. [WWD; NYT]

Changes are brewing in the world of menswear, too. Daiki Suzuki, the Japanese-born designer of Engineered Garments, will step down as creative director of the Americana label Woolrich Woolen Mills; the blogger-adored Mark McNairy will take over there. [WWD]

Louise, we hardly knew ye. Louise J. Esterhazy, the alter ego of John Fairchild, will retire her society column in W under Stefano Tonchi’s new editorship. “Louise,” over the years, brought us such salty musings as “You could reply that’s frivolous in this troubled world, but do you really think dressing like an existential nun with suicidal thoughts is going to solve Bosnia?” [Page Six]

Helmut Lang alum and knitwear designer Tobias Wong of Wong Wong is teaming up with Happy Socks for a series of World Cup styles. Just another reason to get in the mood for the World Cup. [Racked]

And you’ve already seen Louis Vuitton’s London opening bacchanal through the eyes of Derek Blasberg; now see it through the eyes—er, eye—of monocular cartoon correspondent Darcel, of the great blog Darcel Disappoints. Keep your eye peeled for a cartoonified Peter Marino, too. [Nowness]

Photo: Kim Weston Arnold

Blasblog: From Theory To Terry On Fashion’s Night Out

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To put it mildly, my Thursday night plans were ambitious. For Fashion’s Night Out (or F-NO! as some of us were calling it), my pit stops would be the following: Theory, Rag & Bone, Intermix, Burberry, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Prada, Miu Miu, Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Missoni, the Vogue Alumni House, Opening Ceremony, and the dance party at the Jane Hotel. Now, looking back on the night, making 10 out of 13 ain’t bad. The night consisted of highs (a beer handed to me by Miss Jessica Stam at Rag & Bone; a private concert by none other than de la Renta himself), and lows (Lily Donaldson kissed me on the cheek from her DJ booth at the Soho Burberry store and commented on my profuse sweating; I tripped down the stairs at Miu Miu right after Alexa Chung dedicated a song to me during her DJ set). But the overall consensus was that the night’s objective—making shopping fun again—was achieved. I even caught Lim and his co-host, Irina Lazareanu, skipping their party to support the Opening Ceremony fête down the road, as evidenced by this picture. However, on the retail front, my biggest shout-out has to go to my first stop, Theory—and not just because they asked me to style a mannequin and put my name really big on the window. While some labels blew the bank on flying in celebs, Theory decided to woo its biggest shoppers, who would be lured into purchasing by endorsements from fashion professionals. Fashion folk from Kate Young to Elizabeth Saltzman Walker were asked to style their looks, as if to create, as Young put it, “The Sartorialist come to life.” The result was big sales at the Meatpacking District store. “We invited our best costumers from all over the city, and even the suburbs,” Theory’s Andrew Rosen explained. “Long Island, New Jersey—we shipped in all the customers we appreciate the most.” Melissa Weiss Gellman, his head of PR, chimed in: “Yep, we sent cars for my mom’s entire bridge club in Jersey. They’re all coming in for the shopping.” I wrapped up my night with dinner at the Bowery Hotel. “I haven’t seen the streets like this since the eighties,” Terry Richardson said. Let’s just hope between cocktails the kids remembered to buy stuff.

Photo: Derek Blasberg

See Tokyo Style Minus Jet Lag And Melancholy Displacement

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If you’re like me, you get jealous every time one of your friends (and especially your frenemies) say they’re going to Tokyo. After all, it’s home to some of the world’s most fanatical fashion connoisseurs and a breeding ground for avant-garde design talents. (The Kawakubo stable is clearly just the tip of the iceberg.) Well, now you can do more than just sit at home and flip through a copy of Fruits to get your fill of Nippon chic. Japan Fashion Week is bringing 13 designers to New York for a group show on January 27. Among them are G.V.G.V., a label (pictured here) that’s available at Opening Ceremony and whose one-named designer, Mug, will be flying over for the event, and Ylang Ylang, designed by Ryunosuke Aoyagi and sold at Aloha Rag. After Tuesday night’s show, the various looks will go on display (and a few on sale) at boutiques in various downtown locations: Destination, Issey Miyake, Theory, and Aloha Rag until February 1.

Photo: Courtesy of Japan Fashion Week

phoenix house reminds us that drug addiction isn’t just for celebrities

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From Amy Winehouse to Lindsay, Britney, and Dr. Drew Pinsky’s rehab fishbowl, the trauma of addiction is reaching ever higher heights of celebrity spectacle. Where will the line be drawn? Last night, figures from fashion and music gathered at Theory on Gansevoort Street to celebrate the publication of Words That Free Us: Voices of Recovery, a collection of writings by ordinary people who kicked addiction with the aid of Phoenix House, the country’s largest nonprofit substance abuse organization. “When someone doesn’t have money and they go out of their way to get drugs, that’s a bigger addiction, because they don’t have the money to afford it,” said Wyclef Jean, who hosted the event. Marcus Wainwright and David Neville of Rag & Bone made an appearance, as did Philip Crangi, Doo-Ri Chung, and Burberry CEO Rose Marie Bravo, among others. Was it just us, or were guests swilling noticeably fewer cocktails than usual? “Now is a good time to either go to rehab or pick up a few different vices,” said Alex Galan of the menswear design collective Loden Dager. With Peter Som, conversation turned to VH1′s Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew show. “I’m kind of a reality-TV whore,” he said. “But that’s something I can’t watch. I’d rather have Nate Berkus”—Oprah Winfrey’s reigning interior-makeover guru—”come redecorate my house.”

Photo: Billy Farrell/PatrickMcMullan.com