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As a member of the CFDA’s Fashion Incubator program, WHIT designer Whitney Pozgay was sent on an inspiration trip to Bali. Here, she shares the details of her tropical adventure exclusively with Style.com.
As part of the CFDA’s partnership with W Hotels, we traveled to Bali for inspiration and were humbled by the experience and the unending parade of artistry. Drive anywhere on the island and your head will spin—there’s so much to take in. We were joined by our two buds Marcy Roberts and her husband, photographer Greg Vore, who captured some special moments. The godmother of fashion, the CFDA’s Lisa Smilor, was also with us for the first leg of the trip. We began in Seminyak, a bustling beach town with lovely restaurants. On a day trip, we were given a tour of an ikat factory in a small village. It was wonderful to see such intricate weaving being done by hand. Then we shot up to Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali, where we wandered around winding streets, ducking into shops with expertly crafted carvings and textiles. After a relaxing jaunt to the north coast, we met my husband’s sister, who flew in from Singapore, and posted up at a villa in Keliki that was surrounded by rice terraces. We left Bali too soon; we fell in love and can’t wait to go back.
On our first morning, we were up before sunrise to see a temple on the eastern coast and got our first view of rice terraces.
It’s something to see a mass of ducks being herded across a busy highway. They obediently follow a red flag on a stick and spend their days in rice ponds.
Beautiful religious offerings are made daily and placed all around—so many you really have to watch your step. The contents of the handmade boxes symbolize the elements, a token of gratitude to the spirit world, and the hope of good Karma. Continue Reading “Designer Diary: Whitney Pozgay’s Postcard from Bali” »
Accessories designer Reece Solomon likes to keep the stakes high. This time around, with her Spring 2013 short film (made in collaboration with BlackBook, directed by Jenna Elizabeth), she upped the ante with a game of strip poker. “We were intrigued by the proposition of a game, played by a group of people either during or after a party,” the designer behind the New York-based Reece Hudson label tells Style.com. “Strip poker became the obvious choice as it’s fun and stressful at the same time, and the ante of clothing created asexual, moody playfulness as well as an opportunity to showcase a woman’s bag as her most prized possession—the contents of which are so personal to her, that it’s less revealing to lose her clothes than her clutch, for example.” In the film, entitled All In, you’ll spot models Carola Remer, Codie Young, and Jamie Strachan, and actors Brady Corbet and Rebecca Dayan. The short’s other stars: Solomon’s latest bags, including the Bondage Miniaudière, the Rogue clutch, and the Bowery Oversized Zip Top Clutch (all of which land at Barneys this February). Before the film makes its official debut at tonight’s private dinner at the W Union Square (where the film was shot), Style.com has the exclusive first look at the teaser, above.
The XX. Gossip. Miike Snow. If that sounds like a rundown of the runway music for the last few fashion seasons, it’s no coincidence—those bands, and several more, were all selected for a new compilation by Michelangelo L’Acqua (pictured), who spent the better part of his career helping designers cherry-pick the tunes for their shows, stores, ads, and events. Tom Ford tapped L’Acqua in 1999 to be the music director for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, and he’s since scored shows for Chanel, Jil Sander, and 6267. The W Hotels recently snagged L’Acqua to be their global music director in the chain’s new fashion-forward push (one that also involved the selection of its first global fashion director, Amanda Ross), and at last week’s Miami Winter Music Conference, it unveiled Symmetry, the first CD L’Acqua curated for the hotels. In addition to the artists mentioned above, it includes tracks from Daniel Merriweather, Sebastien Tellier, and Bebel Gilberto, and is on sale at W Hotel shops and online.