September 2 2014

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Thom Browne, Design’s Designer


Congratulations to Thom Browne (pictured), who was honored in the Fashion Design category at this year’s National Design Awards. Accepting the nod at a ceremony on the west side of Manhattan last night, Browne graciously thanked both Miki Higasa, his longtime publicist, and Rocco Ciccarelli, the Queens-based tailor with whom he worked to develop his famously shrunken silhouette. In a roomful of designers in fields ranging from graphics to landscape architecture, Browne added his own two cents to the form-versus-function debate, happily admitting that—in his inventive runway presentations at least—he often favors provocation over wearability. When Product Design winner Scott Wilson subsequently collected his own award in a sharp Browne tuxedo, it suggested the fashion designer has both bases covered.

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Grey Matter


Confession: I missed the news yesterday that Thom Browne is going Grey. A new, lower-priced line with a more youthful bent, Thom Grey, debuts at Barneys and select international retailers this month. And what says “youthful bent” like a skateboard? Sure enough, one will be on offer. This from the man who, not long ago, designed his own Baccarat coupés. High/low in action.
Thom Grey will retail between $195 and $1,000 and arrive later this month at Barneys New York, Harrods, Seoul’s Galleria, and I.T. in Hong Kong and Beijing.

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Letter from London:
The Men’s Collections, Day 2


After a more leisurely opening day, London ramped up the action considerably for Day 2 of its nascent London Collections: Men. Sibling’s first runway show had bodies in the seats at the unfriendly hour of 9 a.m., a requirement that proved worth it when their gold-flecked riot gear took the stage. E. Tautz’s Patrick Grant required a firm commitment from his guests, too, with a Wapping show space—his new studio#8212;farther afield than most. Once showgoers did secure cabs and made the journey out east, their perseverance was rewarded with a show about, appropriately enough, an explorer in foreign lands.

Traveling man segued into MAN, London’s group show for select up-and-comers. London is now quite good at supporting its young, and the heartening thing is, its young are quite good at supporting it. Happily, the three labels of MAN—Astrid Andersen, Agi & Sam, and Shaun Samson—were three of the most exciting of any seen so far. Andersen’s dark, sensual take on sportswear—as in, for sports—included sheer jerseys paneled with fur and boxing shorts worn over lace tights, mixing masculinity, sensuality, and exoticism is a way that at times recalled Riccardo Tisci. Her collection (pictured), she said backstage, owes something to the calm of her native Copenhagen and something to the turbulence of her adopted London—”and it’ll sell in Tokyo,” she added with a laugh. Shaun Samson, the most developed of the bunch, looked more than ready for his own show next season. The California native and Central Saint Martins grad added subtlety to the pieces he’s known for, like the felted and needlepunched chimera tunics, here worn over complementary pants. They gave way to low-slung, baggy shorts embellished in disco-ball silver with hand-embroidered tops whose silver beading made them look like gorgeous motherboards. There was a nineties flavor to the sagging plaids and ironic T-shirts—printed with Kawaii kittens, some sporting piercings to undermine the effect—and backstage, Samson cited Clueless as a point of reference. Continue Reading “Letter from London:
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Hats On


Since launching their line in 2008, Brooklyn-based hatmakers Molly Yestadt and Jane Pincus of Yestadt Millinery have had an unmistakable cool factor that has drawn the likes of Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne, and Vena Cava’s Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock to enlist their services. So It comes as no surprise that the duo brought on a very hip crew of friends, including Matt Kliegman, Dev Hynes (who, you might recall, was on the arm of Alexa Chung during the recent runway shows), and Coco Young, to shoot their Spring ’12 video, debuting exclusively here on

“The drive behind this collection was really to try to capture that very light, very summery feeling through the fine woven straws we used,” Yestadt tells “We manipulated the shapes with minimal trimming and let the materials shine in their natural, raw states, and I think this translated to the video through Matt’s unique vision and Dev’s light and winding soundscape.”

In the short film, shot on the Long Island Sound, Young and Lyle Lodwick show off some of Yestadt Millinery’s best sellers, like wide-brim hats and boyish baseball caps, as they flit about enjoying the final days of summer (to custom sounds by Hynes). “[We wanted] to capture that late-summer love—it’s hot as hell, the shadows are long, and you can’t help but to get the sense that September is quickly approaching,” says Yestadt. Luckily for us, spring has only just started and the lazy days of summer are ahead.

Photo: Courtesy of Yestadt Millinery

Stop Faking It


Following the CFDA and eBay’s first collaboration on one-of-a-kind designer tote bags promoting anti-counterfeiting, the two have partnered up once more for another “You Can’t Fake Fashion” campaign. After the first round of bags, designed by labels including Rodarte, The Row, and Rebecca Minkoff, sold out within hours, over 75 designers signed on to create a bag this time around. For good reason—it’s a cause very close to the designers’ hearts.

“Authenticity is a big part of what we do,” Billy Reid, who is on the roster of participating designers along with Maria Cornejo, Thom Browne, Tory Burch, and Prabal Gurung, tells “We strive to make the best-quality goods that we can and we take a lot of pride in our work, so we are 100 percent behind supporting the CFDA and our fellow designers through You Can’t Fake Fashion.”

The bags ($200 for the customized totes, $45 for the standard) go on sale exclusively on eBay March 20, with all proceeds going to the CFDA. Above, an exclusive first look at one of the new bags from Milly. We suggest you order fast.

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