The wedge has been a popular shoe for seasons and though it's always second runner up to the platform it seemed as thought Milan was banking on a breakthrough. While Salvatore Ferragamo invented the wedge, it was Dolce and Gabbana and D&G that did the most with the form this season alongside appearances from Fendi, Marni, Moschino and Frankie Morello.
Posts for November 20th 2008
10,000 Fiat models have been produced in collaboration with contemporary brand Diesel, and are available in Europe in Japan starting this month. The collaboration aims to encourage the notion of lifestyle from the perspective of both brands, in addition to strengthening the notion of 'Italian' design from a global perspective. President of Diesel, Renzo Rosso said of the collaboration, "The car Fiat 500 symbolizes the way I would like it always to be: creative, passionate, cheerful; which is why the first car by Diesel could have only been a Fiat 500!". Note the distinction, 'first' in his statement. The special edition car features Diesel logos on everything from hubcaps to hood and details such as yellow stitching on the seats and steering wheel, meant to mimic the look of denim.
Pringle 1815, borne from its parent line, Pringle Of Scotland, was launched in 2007 and is beginning to make its mark on the contemporary scene. With a comprehensive Fall order from Net-a-Porter and enough ruching and fringe to make it a heavy hitter in the trend department--we can't see what's not to like. We love the light-as-air tones and the silk tiered dress as it reminds us of a paired down version of that memorable Burberry number.
Fremont certainly played up their all-American side this Spring 09--Devin, Brittany, and Jessica, the three designers behind this contemporary brand, started their business on the sunny shores of California back in Spring 2006. This season, their background came through in the red, white, and blue pieces, boating prints, and bikinis. There were crop tops and high waisted shorts and a few easy-denim pieces that really caught our eye. All in all we'd say this is their best and most self-aware collection yet as it feels young, playful, and all-American--just how we imagine the designers of Fremont to be.
Photos by Sergio Dionisio.
These Preen for Topshop shoes are basic and chic--plus, the only civilized way to wear suede in the Fall is when the cold, hard ground doesn't come between you and your shoe. With black one inch platforms lining the bottom of these shoes, we'd hardly give wearing them in the dead of winter a second thought. To see the Preen Spring 2009 collection, click here.
Sample sales were projected to rise significantly this season and Racked is doing damage control, reporting on one of the first extra-large sample sales of the season. It was, you guessed it, Steven Alan.
Marc Jacobs International has paid one million dollars to settle a lawsuit claiming that the company paid their way into their coveted New York Fashion Week spot, the Armory, from season's prior.
Harry Winston is going e-commerce. It's going to be called, at least to people who work for the company, 'The Harry Winston Online Salon'. How they'll handle shipping has yet to be determined.
Net-a-Porter has expanded their editorial reach, with bookmarks to keep customers corralled in to the appropriate price points and labels. The notion of 'categories' isn't exactly new but everything Net-a-Porter touches turns to gold so it's as newsworthy as anything.
New York, 11/19/08. Photos by Wargo/Wireimage.