18 posts tagged "Vionnet"
Today in Milan, the annual Salone del Mobile kicks off—the Milan furniture fair to me and you. And once again, fashion labels from both home and abroad and using the gathering to extend their reach from their clients’ clothes to their living spaces, debuting new collections and pieces.
Donatella Versace is one of Milan’s hometown heroes breaking out new wares for the occasion. “I think this is our ultimate home collection since it’s the perfect blend of fashion and design,” she told Style.com of the new offering. “It’s pure fashion in 3D! I wanted to make my outfits live in the homes of people and I think I finally succeeded. I love it because it is so direct and powerful that people will have no doubts when they see it: they’ll know it’s Versace.” It’s hard to imagine who else would combine leopard print, gold, heraldic crests, and crowns—on a single chair (left). But there’s subtler charm, too, in Versace Home’s gold-detailed leather sofa and undulating coffee table, debuting exclusively here.
If there’s no mistaking Versace, it’d be hard to mistake Maison Martin Margiela, either: the Maison has once again created a temporary apartment at the fair to showcase its furniture, produced by Cerruti Baleri. New for the season is the Lazy console table, scaled-down to off-kilter smallness, and a “shrinking” upholstered headboard, the Lolo (below). Continue Reading “Fashion And Furniture Meet In Milan” »
Vionnet chairman Matteo Marzotto and the label’s new designers, Barbara and Lucia Croce, gathered in Milan tonight to celebrate the opening of the label’s new boutique, its first directly owned flagship in the world. Everything in the shop, situated on the ground floor of Palazzo Premoli, pays homage to founder Madeleine Vionnet, from the interior design to the clothes on the racks. In addition to the house’s signature eveningwear, the store offers a demi-couture service done by tailors working in the adjoining atelier. And what’s a celebration without a little jewelry? To toast its opening, the Milan shop will exclusively carry this limited-edition chain necklace (left) in oxidized brass, featuring the house’s historic logo.
“Sometimes I cheat and give friends some of my favorite pieces from my current collection. Whatever I give, though, is chosen with that person’s taste very much in mind,” says Donatella Versace on what she’ll be giving this Christmas. Versace, along with a host of other designers and actors, told WWD what they will be giving, what’s on their wish list, what they will be eating, and more. [WWD]
Stylist Marina Mñnoz is hitting the Park City slopes this holiday season and she suggested a few pieces that will keep you warm and chic. What to wear: Moncler’s retro parkas, Celine loafers, Jil Sander’s ski-luxe sweaters, and Illesteva reflective glasses. [T]
The first directly owned Vionnet boutique, set to officially open during Milan fashion week in February, “pays tribute to Madeleine Vionnet’s staples—geometric shapes contrasting with soft and more rounded ones and the designer’s masterful use of draping,”WWD reports. Another key feature is the use of brass, which was the key element on the designer’s first perfume bottle, throughout the store. [WWD]
Yesterday, Derek Lam sent a cease-and-desist letter to Ivanka Trump Footwear, claiming that they copied his Ayami wedge sandal. Today, Marc Fisher, the producer of Ivanka Trump Footwear, is saying that is not the case, and the design is too popular to stake a claim to it. [WWD]
NC On CNBC, Guinness’ Twitter Find: Hogan McLaughlin, Vionnet Costumes From W.E. at Harvey Nichols, And More…
Next week, Naomi Campbell will be the subject of the CNBC Meets series. During the 30-minute episode, she talks about her mentors, like Bob Marley and Quincy Jones, her childhood in South London, and her charity work. The show will air September 28. [CNBC]
Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh, and Hogan who? Hogan McLaughlin is probably not a name you are familiar with just yet, but the 22-year-old designer’s work is sitting in very good company at Daphne Guinness’ new FIT exhibit. That should certainly help with the young designer’s next goal of landing his work at high-end retail stores. [WWD]
Polaroids from the likes of Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, and Robert Mapplethorpe have been compiled in a new book, From Polaroid to Impossible…, featuring over 4,500 photos. The project originally began in the late sixties when Polaroid founder Edwin Land asked more than 800 artists to photograph anything they wanted on Polaroid film. [Hint]
The Vionnet costumes from the Madonna-directed film W.E. are now on display at Harvey Nichols. The retailer is showing off the thirties-esque pieces from the Wallis Simpson biopic through September 30. [Vogue U.K.]
We’ve glimpsed quite a few exposed shoulders on the streets and at the Resort collections this summer. Casual, collared dresses popped up at Richard Chai Love and Chloë Sevigny x Opening Ceremony, and for after-hours examples, check out Vionnet‘s royal blue, long-sleeved frock, or the framboise silk gown by Sophie Theallet that Karolina Kurkova wore to the Ischia Global Film Festival. (In other news: There is an Ischia Global Film Festival.) Why we like these dresses: Well-placed cutouts highlight a part of the body that doesn’t usually require hours of upkeep at the gym. As Donna Karan famously said, “Shoulders are the one place a woman will never get fat—so show ‘em!”
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