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3 posts tagged "Wendy Nichol"

Now Playing: Video Fashion Week

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More and more, designers are using videos to showcase their collections. In response to that, Style.com launched its own Video Fashion Week a few seasons ago. Today, VFW returns, starting off with short films from Opening Ceremony, Wendy Nichol, and Creatures of Comfort. Click here to read the review, see the complete collection, and watch the videos. Check back daily for new videos.

Photo: Courtesy of Opening Ceremony

Wendy Nichol Cuts A Rug And Makes A Bag

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For Civil War buffs, carpetbagger is a word with not-so-great connotations. But handbag and jewelry designer Wendy Nichol has put a new spin on the term, collaborating with bespoke textile producer Vanderhurd on a seriously limited edition of clutches and handbags made from the studio’s handwoven silk dhurrie. Designed to Nichol’s specs and produced in India on traditional looms, the dhurrie is the same type used in Vanderhurd’s rugs and heavy-duty upholstery fabrics. In other words, these bags will stand up to repeated use assuming you can get your hands on one. The first edition, arriving in March at La Garçonne (www.lagarconne.com) and the Wendy Nichol boutique in Soho, comprises a total of 45 bags across three styles. Prices range from $600 to $2,000.

Photo: Steven Torres

Where To Get That That Bag

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Forget the It bag. What you want is the cool new where’d-you-find-it That bag—as in, “Who made that bag?” and “I’ve been looking for a bag just like that!” And that’s the specialty of Wendy Nichol, whose covetable but not-quite-placeable bags—the cinched leopard (available in snow leopard, too, because, hell, why not?) bucket bag you’ve been eyeing, the oversized crinkled calf leather tote—are currently sold at Barneys, Stuart & Wright, and No. 6. And soon, at Nichol’s own store: The designer is opening her first shop, Wendy Nichol Studio, in Soho this September. Alongside the complete range of bags, the Studio will be selling Nichol’s line of cult-fave jewelry, a selection of vintage clothes and accessories, and special one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces, such as bags dyed by Brooklyn-based organic dyer Audrey Reynolds. “It’s going to be an atelier of sorts,” Nichol explains, “because we’ll be custom-making pieces, too. You can come in an choose the hide you want, or pick out a vintage Mexican blanket and have that made into a duffel bag or a bullet bag.” Customer can even watch their bags being made in the workshop at the back of the Sullivan Street space. “Hang out!” Nichol implores. “We’ll be painting, we’ll be sewing, we’ll be braiding.” That’s that.

Wendy Nichol Studio, 147 Sullivan St., NYC, open mid-September.

Photo: Courtesy of Wendy Nichol