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Posts for November 26th 2008
This morning Net-a-Porter revealed their first deliveries from Richard Nicoll's cruise collection, and the wash of colors has us dreaming for vacation time. This midseason offering fits in nicely with Nicoll's Spring 09 collection which similarly features jolts of hot pink and silhouettes that are streamlined and loose-fitting. Nicoll is a graduate of Central St Martins and worked with Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton before launching his own collection in 2005. Along with the first four pieces from his cruise collection, the designer created an exclusive item for Net-a-Porter--namely, his coveted oversized t-shirt dress in navy (left). Classic, modern, and versatile it's no wonder Net-a-Porter requested he make the hot pink dress in another shade. Now Nicoll customers can get the bright statement dress and the classic basic from the same great silhouette.
This past weekend we picked up a copy of The Journal and sat down with a cup of coffee to read about designer Maria Cornejo. Cornejo was an exile from Pinochet's Chile who grew up and made her name in London back in the 1980's. From there she moved to New York and after attempting to keep a low profile with her tiny Nolita boutique she became, deservedly, a high profile designer all over again. Check out our coverage of the Zero + Maria Cornejo Spring 2009 show right here, and, to purchase a copy of the Journal, click here.
There are sample sales and then there are showroom sample sales, although you can't expect the prices to be rock-bottom what you'll find in a showroom sample sale is often extra special. First off, it hasn't been stomped on in the dressing room floor a million times over, and second, the inventory often amounts to whatever the designer happened to make in multiples--rather than what the retailer couldn't sell. See where we're going with this? What's more, if you like one brand from a showroom, chances are you'll like them all as it's the showroom's job to not only represent individual brands but have a cohesive aesthetic overall. Needless to say these are definitely worth hitting up. Below, our top three picks from the New York showroom sample sales.
Archetype Showroom: Fremont, Eskell, Lorick, and Shipley and Halmos are just a few of the brands at Archetype showroom. Expect all of your birthday outfit and party dress dreams to come true. Located at 676 Broadway, December 4-6, 10-7pm. Check out all of our coverage from Archetype showroom right here.
Denise Williamson: On December 5th and 6th head over to Soho for the Denise Williamson sample sale which will include items from Gilded Age, Operations, Form, and Blue Blood. Trust us, not a wardrobe staple will be left unturned. Located at 119 Mercer Street and running from 8:30 -7:30 on Friday and 11-6 on Saturday. Check out all of our coverage from Williamson PR & Showroom right here.
Edite Showroom: If you fancy unkown contemporary designers with a luxury pedigree edite showroom is where you'll find them. On December 8-10th from 10-7pm check out big time savings on Caroline Hedaya (top left), Lialia, and many more. Located at 134 W.29th Street. Check out all of our coverage from Edite showroom right here.
We've been noticing an influx of berry colored garments on the e-commerce sites this season and though we love the shades involved, the sheer number if giving us the creeps. Could their presence be a result of the black opaque tights trend? Berry colors, after all, best compliment that particular look. Whatever the reason may be if you're feeling ultra-feminine there's no need to wait until Valentine's Day to get your sweet on. Net-a-Porter in particular is ready to dive in now--and though an army of pink and purple frocks doesn't seem appealing, one or two can't hurt. Yes, you could call us romantics.