47 posts tagged "Tommy Hilfiger"
If it wasn’t for the roving eye of a few chic, young gallerinas, Pipit designer Dustin Horowitz might be painting portraits instead of making dresses. After he left his longtime post as creative director at Tommy Hilfiger in 2007, Horowitz launched the dress label as a side project, but his main focus was fine art. After all, that—not fashion—was his major at Parsons. “I invited these galleries to see my work,” explains Horowitz in his spartan Garment District studio. “But all they wanted was the dresses.” Two years later, those dresses are in 30 Barneys New York stores (they have an exclusive in the U.S.) and 20 more boutiques in Japan.
But Pipit is certainly not without its arty elements. With a number of exceedingly simple silhouettes (the racerback tank, the T-shirt dress, the apron) as canvas, Horowitz experiments with industrial fabrics and various screening and dyeing methods, like a cool stenciled lace print or last spring’s amazing pleated over-dyed plaids, which recall Junya Watanabe. Many of his pieces are produced at a studio in Brooklyn that works exclusively with fine artists, but the dresses are still priced quite affordably—around $250 to $275. If all goes well, Spring 2010 may also see Pipit’s first jacket, modeled on the classic jean jacket. For now, we’re happy to have that laser focus on perfectly simple frocks with an artful soul.
Pipit dresses, $250 to $275, at Barneys New York, www.barneys.com.
Cintra Wilson on Tom Binns’ new West Village store: “[He] proves he has no problem dredging all the desirable filth out of the ’80s and adding a bit of his own.” Yes, this is a compliment. [NYT]
Som and Tom? Perhaps. Peter Som and Tommy Hilfiger are reportedly discussing bringing Som on as a “part-time creative consultant.” Som, who was formerly the creative director at Bill Blass, presumably knows a lot about American sportswear. [WWD]
Richard Chai—Love is the name of the designer’s new “boy-loves-girl-girl-loves-boy’s-clothing” take on contemporary dressing, and the slouchy, languid-looking separates for men and women will be what guests see at [Chai's] runway show next week. His original, higher-end line isn’t going anywhere, you just have to see it at the showroom. [WWD]
And Chai’s making Keds! They’re for men, but we kind of want them for ourselves. We don’t think he would mind. [WWD]
Drama! Katie Holmes’ new line—Holmes & Yang—has bumped BFF Victoria Beckham‘s dVb denim line out of the rotation at Maxfield’s in L.A. In the cutthroat world of boutique buying, we’re sure that’s exactly how it happened. [Page Six]
Now that you mention it, Georgia May Jagger does look an awful lot like Brigitte Bardot. [Telegraph U.K.]
Sean Lennon and his girlfriend with the amazing name—Kemp Muhl—re-created Lennon’s parents’ (you know, John and Yoko) famous nude Rolling Stones cover. Except this time Lennon is fully clothed and Muhl is totally naked. Convenient, Sean. [Huffington Post]
Swaim Hutson of Obedient Sons & Daughters is the new guy at Generra.
And by new guy we mean creative director. [WWD]
Style.com has teamed up with M·A·C Cosmetics to bring you daily backstage bulletins from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
And yet another change to the schedule that many seasoned showgoers practically have hardwired in their brains. (If it’s Wednesday morning, I must be bopping to the beat at Michael Kors.) Peter Som just canceled his Fall 2009 show, due to the end of his partnership with Creative Design Studios. Som’s president and CEO Elana Posner told WWD that they were exploring “cost-effective” alternatives. As for the Bryant Park revolving door, opting out are Vera Wang, Betsey Johnson, and Monique Lhuillier, while Justin Timberlake’s William Rast will be rocking the tent for the first time along with perennial BP-fans Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Richard Chai, and Anna Sui. Joining them will be also be Tommy Hilfiger, who for the past few seasons showed in Avery Fisher Hall. All we’re saying is be sure to check your schedule.