First there was the cold, hard version of a Christmas Tree from designer Gareth Pugh, and now, on the other side of the pond, Calvin Klein has conceived of another futuristic holiday perspective. The Madison Avenue Calvin Klein installation, pictured left, spans four floors and is suspended high above the street. Meant to represent a futuristic dwelling, each floor is furnished with miniature replicas of items from the apparel, accessory, and home lines. Conceived by Senior Vice President, Dale Rozmiarek, and realized by architect Joshua Prince-Ramus, this thousand-pound installation will remain erected until January 05 when life, you know, goes back to normal.
Posts for December 2nd 2008
There are certain fashion comforts that are steadfast and buffalo plaid is most certainly one of them--this classic, over-sized check is most commonly seen in red or white and, despite tantalizing examples in other color combinations, we just can't argue against tradition. Like riding boots, pea coats, and white cotton t-shirts--buffalo plaid has a place in everyone's wardrobe. Thankfully, you can find this check on every type of garment from price points high and low. Our favorites, above.
New York jewelry designer, Wendy Nichol, has us dreaming of late summer, cotton basics, and tough but pretty jewelry thanks to her Spring 2009 look book. Whether its a delicate bracelet made edgy by way of raised spikes, or a necklace of gathered mixed-metal chains--there is a balance between hard and soft in this collection that will keep customers coming back for more. Nichol, who landed firmly in the jewelry scene with her signature snakeskin hoops and cuff bracelets, has since evolved her brand to include everything from key chains to earrings and at price points that range from contemporary to high end. Our favorite pieces from the Spring 09 collection are the gathering of leather ruffles which are made into both earrings and necklaces. To see Nichol's Spring 2009 look book, click the link below.
When we saw these red Lolita-esque sunglasses come down the Fall 2008 Phillip Lim runway we couldn't wait to see them on shelves. The red framed Margot glasses are part of Lim's second eyewear collection and, just based on their uniqueness, we think they show that Lim can stand up against the likes of Tom or Stella in his ability to create fashion-forward shapes. Slightly pointed at the sides, and perfectly medium-sized we're adding these shades to our holiday wishlist--$225 in our wallet or no.
Fashion In 50 Seconds 12/02/08 Gemma Ward's Film, Cyber Numbers Roll In, Marni Changing Format, Designers Give Back
Gemma Ward's new film, The Black Balloon, will open stateside this Friday, following its March release in Australia which came with a slew of positive reviews...
Cyber Monday has come and gone but consumer spending online should continue, despite all odds, to grow. WWD reports on the build up of Cyber Monday and the Thanksgiving numbers that brought us there.
Marni has announced its Fall 09 menswear show will take place by way of a presentation rather than the usual runway spectacular. The company has articulated their ongoing focus on menswear, despite deciding on this rather subdued format for next season.
A collaborative project called A Little Piece of Mind has the likes of Giles Deacon, PPQ, and Luella Bartley designing squares of quilts that will be auctioned off, in New York and London, for charity. Debuting this March, proceeds from the auction will go to Shelter in the UK and the Bowery Mission in New York.