The spring 2010 lineup for Thakoon Addition—Thakoon Panichgul’s less expensive ready-to-wear offering—has just hit stores like Kirna Zabete and La Garçonne along with the resort deliveries. Fashion editors and PYTs are scooping up pieces from this little-sister-to-Thakoon collection with gathered detailing and asymmetrical ruffles, especially those dresses in washed floral prints. Although still not a bargain, the collection retails for around 20% lower than Panichgul's original line.
Posts for December 16th 2009
Last fall Paige Novick designed a black bracelet which hasn't left our wrist in months. For spring/summer 2010, the New York-based jewelry designer introduces a new collection using resin to create extremely lightweight and sculptural broken glass-like pieces. Her new colorful cocktail rings will most definitely be our go-to summer accessory. . . if we could only decide between aqua, lemon, or violet. Click below to see the entire spring/summer collection.
Doo-Ri Chung experimented with digital, abstract prints and floral screen prints for pre-fall—the former on ruffled tops, tiered skirts, and short dresses and the latter on an ivory cropped jacket with ballon sleeves. Although the designer played with a few new ideas, there were plenty of the popular draped jersey dresses for which the collection has become known. Click below for our favorite looks from Doo.Ri pre-fall.
>> Grace Coddington has been spotted dining often with The September Issue director RJ Cutler, and it sounds like it's not just purely out of friendship. When Coddington was in London last week for the British Fashion Awards, she told the Times UK Cutler is working her illustrated book Catwalk Cats into a film treatment: “It’s a bit of a battle, actually. I’m fighting for it not to turn into some Disney thing.”
Despite all the newfound attention The September Issue has brought her — at least five people come up to her on the subway every morning — she's not planning on becoming a press hound:
Do you ever see me giving interviews? I’m never one of those people talking into a microphone at the end of a show. I’m not prepared to crush some poor designer who’s just spent six months slaving over a collection. I think it’s horrible and they all [the pundits] talk about themselves. Plus, the questions are so stupid . . . I hate trends. And you know the question they always ask me at shows; ‘What’s the latest trend?’”
Vogue creative director and star of The September Issue, Grace Coddington, is getting used to all the public attention she's received since the film's release, telling the Times UK that at least five strangers approach her on the subway every morning. “It’s driving me nuts, actually,” she says. “And I’m loving it.”
Coddington famously ignored director R.J. Cutler's cameras when they arrived on the 12th floor of 4 Times Square to film the Vogue documentary, telling Anna Wintour either the crew leaves or she would. Eventually Cutler won the genius redhead over (through a meeting with his cinematographer) and secured key footage of the power struggle and mutual admiration between Wintour and Coddington from which the film pulls its most compelling story.
Now Cutler and Coddington are again working together on a film based loosely on "The Catwalk Cats" a book penned and illustrated by Coddington. “It’s a bit of a battle, actually,” she says of the collaboration. “I’m fighting for it not to turn into some Disney thing.” Somehow we think she'll get her way.
>> French Buyers Were Not Enthused When Matteo Marzotto Took Over Vionnet —Matteo Marzotto, who was president of Valentino from 2002 to 2008, chats about his newest venture, the relaunch of French house Vionnet under the design capabilities of Prada alum Rodolfo Paglialunga: "One of the hardest things I have had to do since my business partner Gianni Castiglione [husband of Marni's Consuelo Castiglione] and I bought Vionnet in 2008 was calling stores and saying, 'Hi, do you remember me? I have bought this brand and it is going to be very glamorous. I would like you to come and see it.' I sent an average of 25 e-mails to each buyer, and wrote them letters explaining why we were doing it, and reminding them of my track record. I made it very personal. Even then, in the beginning, almost no French buyers came." [Financial Times]
>> This week's Vanity Fair Italia has a peek at Madonna's ad campaign for Dolce & Gabbana's Sicilian-inspired Spring 2010 collection. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, longtime fans of the singer who said at the time of the Italian cinama-influenced shoot last month — “to have Madonna in our campaign is a dream come true” — told the magazine of their choice: "She loved the collection . . . She is passionate and impressively knowledgeable about Italian cinema."
Steven Klein captured Madonna in New York washing dishes, eating spaghetti; Vanity Fair Italia prompted Gabbana about the pictures, asking if Madonna knew how to wash dishes — "Certainly . . . she's a very practical woman" — and whether she actually eats spaghetti — "Of course, and she can allow herself to with all the exercise she does!"
>> Gisele Bundchen Had A Baby Name, But Changed Mind Right Before Birth — Still no word on baby names from Dasha Zhukova, Jourdan Dunn, and Gisele Bundchen, who all gave birth to boys last week, but Bundchen's husband Tom Brady gave us something to work with: "It's kind of back to the drawing board,. We thought we had a name picked out for about six months and then about two days before he was born she said, 'I don't like that name anymore.' We have about seven or eight choices. It will probably be a traditional [name]. I certainly want a name that I can pronounce!" [People]
>> There's been plenty of chatter about how long Lindsay Lohan would be staying on in her post as artistic advisor at Emanuel Ungaro, but it turns out she's not the first major casualty, after all. Instead, in a turn of events, Mounir Moufarrige, CEO and president of Ungaro since 2006 and the man who brought Lohan and design partner Estrella Archs on board at the brand, has resigned. Lohan, meanwhile, WWD reports, is staying on.
Replacing Moufarrige is Marie Fournier, the new general manager overseeing all operations, who is an 18-year Ungaro veteran and most recently VP of business development and licensing. Moufarrige will continue to advise Ungaro as a part of a strategic committee, according to the company's statement, but is "withdrawing" to devote more time to his other businesses.
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Swaim and Christian Hutson will spend their second season at Generra, presenting the men's and women's collections during NYFW in February. The couple says the women's debut will have a "late Seventies look, with the energy of Fiorucci.
Source: Autumn de Wilde/Paper magazine