A second high-style/low-price hook-up took place last week from the same source: Tokyo Fast Retailing, which is the umbrella company of the American brand Theory.
Olivier Theyskens, the Belgian designer known for a couture sensibility, has been tapped by Andrew Rosen, chief executive officer of Theory. In the spirit of the Jil Sander/Uniqlo collaboration — but at a middle-market price point — Mr. Theyskens is taking to Main Street an aesthetic that has formerly been seen at the Paris houses Nina Ricci and Rochas.
“I think it is a breakthrough for the next generation — it has to do with clothes that are not so preciously made, but made with great integrity,” said Mr. Rosen, who founded Theory in 1997 in partnership with Elie Tahari. “Today, you can’t just be good — you have to be great. I want to be proud of the clothes I make.”
When the Jil Sander Navy pre-spring collection arrives in December, don’t go looking for it, say, on Barneys’ Co-op floor—even though prices start at less than $200. According to Laura Vazquez, executive vice president, the brand hopes that department stores will display Navy alongside the more expensive Jil Sander line, perhaps even mixing it in with pieces straight off of Raf Simons’ Milan runway.
That’s not so hard to imagine. Like the main collection, there’s a strong architectural undercurrent to Navy. Silk handkerchief dresses boast linear prints; deceptively simple tanks are constructed with hidden bandeau backs to create interesting volumes; and trenches are color-blocked for graphic impact. Signature Sander-isms like crisp cotton shirtdresses abound, as well. The collection is 200 pieces strong, and along with the bold yet minimal clothes, you’ll find practical totes in the same nylon used for the outerwear, metallic silver gladiator sandals, and two-tone canvas oxfords. Our favorite item: the $400 bi-stretch cropped and tapered twill pants (pictured above). As Vazquez put it, “It’s not a pant, it’s not a legging, it’s just perfect.” Agreed.
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Every week Tyra Banks rattles off the "fabulous prizes" that the winner of "America's Next Top Model" receives -- a modeling contract, six-page spread in Seventeen Magazine and a Cover Girl contract. But for the upcoming fifteenth(!) cycle, that package is getting a Tyra Banks-worthy makeover.
It was announced today that the winner will now grace the cover(!) of Italian Vogue -- thank you Andre Leon Talley. "It's so major and makes the pressure huge," Jay Manuel told PopWrap at today's CW Upfronts. "When we announced it to the girls, we couldn't stop them from screaming." Suggestion, this.
"It's so incredible that we've grown the show to a point where the fashion industry takes us seriously. Cycle one was this little show that could -- Tyra wanted to give people this back
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In case you somehow managed to miss those Reebok x Emporio Armani sneaks that hit the runway back in January, the Milanese master and the 50-year-old sneaker brand have more to show. The collaboration has expanded to include two lines: Reebok x Emporio Armani, which includes 4 shoe styles, and Reebok x EA7, an activewear line with chic nylon tops, sweats, and yes, more sneakers. The collections officially launch tomorrow night and hit stores in August, but we've got exclusive photos for you below, and more after the jump.
Reebok x Emporio Armani footwear, $275-450, and Reebok x EA7 footwear and apparel, $65-195, both available in August at Armani stores and www.reebok.com
p.s. I'd rather wear this to school!! Jealous!!
The most glamorous iPad yet. It may cost $189,000 (that's 228 times the price of the equivalent WiFi + 3G/64 GB version), but it's cast in a single piece of solid 22 karat gold with 25.5 carats of diamonds set into the Apple logo, so how can you pass this one up? Designer Stuart Hughes has only made 10 of these beautiful creations.
Dior made its runway debut in Shanghai on Saturday night with a sixties-chic Cruise collection inspired by the French New Wave. In the front row were house muses Charlize Theron and Marion Cotillard. They joined LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault, Dior CEO Sidney Toledano, and some 500 guests in a 150-meter Dior gray tent constructed along the Huangpu River in the historic colonial district The Bund, not far from the site where Chanel put on its pre-fall show last December.
The show was the climax to a two-day extravaganza that included the reopening of Dior's Peter Marino-designed Plaza 66 boutique, now twice its former size, and the launch of the new fragrance Escale à Shanghai; as well as a grand exhibition of archival clothing, art, and films. But at the after-party, as guests partied to the live sounds of Kelis against the shimmering backdrop of the iconic Pearl Tower, it was clear that brand Dior has its eyes on the future.
Part of article from Style.com by Tiffany Goday
Tom Ford, lipstick, champagne and caviar. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better combination, and so we were in beauty heaven last night as we toasted the launch of Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick collection at the designer's Madison Avenue store. It’s no secret that the designer knows the power of a pretty pout, and so who better to create a line of 12 lush lipsticks? From the "TF" emblazoned in the lipstick to the heavy white and gold container, the whole package is utterly luxe. The goodies run for $45 a tube, and you can pick up your color (or colors!) of choice at Neiman Marcus, Saks and Bergdorf Goodman. We hear the nude is as good as
Todd Selby may have made a name for himself as a slightly voyeuristic photographer of homes and offices (belonging to the likes of Stefano Tonchi, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Swaim and Christina Hutson, and Erin Wasson, to name just a few), but Todd Selby has scored himself a new seriously chic assignment: Louis Vuitton campaign photog. The Selby (as he's called) shot Ruben Toledo (above), Andre Balazs, Waris Ahluwalia, and more in New York, Shanghai, London, and Tokyo for "The Journey of a Man’s Wardrobe.”