Louis Vuitton collaborated with Pippa Cunningham, an English artist, on three distinctive tropical prints for their Summer 2011 Ailleurs beach collection.
Prints Escale, Promenade and Aventure come on totes, scarfs, beach towels, bikinis, a strapless dress and even interpreted on key-chains. Pretty much anything you would need on a hot summer day. The tote prices will range from $1430 to 1800 and the Ailleurs collection is set to reach Louis Vuitton stores by April 15th.
Lucy In Disguise, the vintage store Lily Allen opened with her sister, Sarah Owen, last year (currently being featured in Lily Allen: Riches to Rags documentary) is getting a new vintage items addition. The Lucy In Disguise collection will consist of vintage inspired dresses featuring Lily and Sarah's favorite details from vintage pieces mixed together. If some of the looks seem familiar it's probably because you've seen the originals on Lily, like that sailor suit or the many maxi dresses. This is essentially what Rachel Zoe did with her own vintage inspired collection, although she probably kept some looks too close to the originals.
All of the dresses in Lucy In Disguise collection will have names like Capone, ...
Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 collection was captured on film in video lookbook of sorts by Kalvin Lazarte of Play Nice. Three models having fun, countless Marc Jacobs bags, shoes and clothes, a beautiful hotel and Seventies vibe, what more could you need, right? Well, apparently a lot of product placements.
Of course since the filming takes place at the James Hotel in New York, a clear shot of the hotel logo is acceptable and even somewhat expected. However, nine additional and quite obvious product placements bring us to a total of ten product placements in a three minutes time span. This Marc Jacobs lookbook pretty much paid for itself in the first few seconds with a nice, clear shot of an ...
Young&ng jewelry is the brainchild of designer Michelle Ng. Her second collection to date -Fall 2011- was inspired by the intricacy of the human body (blood cells, bones and muscles) and debuted to public, very appropriately I must say, at the BODIES Exhibition here in New York. Be it the little red Swarovski crystals resembling blood cells or metalwork mimicking the bone matrix, Young&ng headpieces and cuffs are definitely making a statement with each piece being a wearable art.
Having received a formal art training at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Michelle Ng walks the fine line between art and fashion, creating unique but accessible jewelry. With two beautiful Young&ng collections under her belt, to say we expect great things ...
Sha Yen presented his Fall 2011 collection during London Fashion Week, showing his incredible development as a designer over the year. Last year's Fall 2010 collection was highly conceptual - all white nylon fibers creating the illusion of fur got him noticed and featured in Dazed & Confused. Fall 2011 is much more versatile.
For his Fall 2011 collection, Shao Yen used wool, fur and crystal jewelry elements and left out the nylon yarns he's been doing for the past two seasons, thus creating much more wearable and functional looks. Be it the saffron knit dress, the navy cropped sweater or the crystal jewelry vest, they are all pieces a girl would love to have in her wardrobe.
Shao-Yen Chen is ...
Lacoste + Malandrino collaboration was announced last fall, just before Fashion's Night Out and now the first collection is finally here. Due to reach Lacoste, Malandrino and saks.com stores in April, the collection gives Lacoste's signature relax styles a touch of femininity. Here we will find sheer modified polo shirts, maxi skirts, harem pants and pleat minis.
Lacoste's logo, the crocodile, got a makeover too. The all familiar crocodile got himself a yellow partner in crime. On each Lacoste + Malandrino piece, the logo is green and yellow crocodiles kissing. If only for that, it's worth getting at least a polo shirt. But you'll have your chance - the collaboration will run for three more seasons.
This was the first ...
Bergdorf Goodman's new Spring 2011 lookbook was awash with white, featuring relaxed-cut looks by the likes of Ann Demeulemeester, Chloe, Alexander Wang, Rick Owens, The Row, Piazza Sempione, Stella McCartney and many more.
Kacper Kasprzyk photographed the model Daria Stokous with FRANKREPS's Chiho Omae on the makeup.
While normally Miu Miu collections serve us with an over-the-top dose of young playfulness, this time Miu Miu Fall 2011 was all about vintage coquettish chic. One could consider vintage dressing as adult, remembering a mother's style in the Fifties, but there was something very young and fresh about the collection. No dowdiness in sight.
Miu Miu Fall 2011 served us with familiar vintage hourglass-shaped dresses and coats, updated into the now with oversize elements like huge shoulders, outsize collars and fur stoles used as belts.
The best part of the collection were the accessories. The bags were all oversize gold frame clutches, made out of leather, suede or fur and those cat-eye sunglasses, cropped at the tip, will surely become an ...
Perhaps what started the rumor that Sarah Burton will be designing Kate Middleton's wedding dress is the insiders' prior knowledge that Burton will be sending wedding dresses as the final looks for Alexander McQueen Fall 2011.
In true McQueen spirit that Burton so skillfully continues, none of them were banal or traditional. Not quite white and highly textural, one dress was even harnessed with a black belt/necklace type contraption. Perhaps it was wishful thinking that caused those Kate Middleton rumors, as who wouldn't want to see a future princess (pardon the monarchical term) walk down the isle in an edgy gown.
I like United Nude shoes because their price point is very (really, very) reasonable for a high-quality, well-designed pair of shoes. Created by architect Rem D Koolhaas and shoemaker Galahad Clark, their designs can get too conceptual at times, but in their collections you can always find wearable shoes that will stand out in the crowd, day or night.
For Spring 2011, United Nude brings us a fresh batch of hits. Whether it's the wood paneled Abstract wedge ($365) - an answer to Finsk I suppose, the more tame Block heel ($315) or the flat ($185) - featuring that same block detail, you can find a pair of shoes for any occasion, but with a twist.
United Nude Spring 2011 shoes, $185 ...