Posts for February 19th 2009
Couture In The City reported on the Rodarte collection with images from the show and thoughts on the futuristic looks.
>> INSIDER WIRE —We know Vogue's May 2009 cover will center around models, but what about further down the line? Fashion director Tonne Goodman and Annie Leibovitz were spotted in Malibu yesterday, doing a photoshoot with the girls of Nine (minus a couple): Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, and Penelope Cruz. The movie cast was a Vogue cover waiting to happen, although it seems early to be shooting a cover, since the movie doesn't come out until Nov. 25, so logically it would be a November 2009 cover. Maybe the photos are just going inside, but a quad cover like that seems too much like something Anna Wintour couldn't pass up. [PopSugar]
>> Erin Wasson debuted round two of her three-year RVCA collaboration last night, and it was like the Alexander Wang after-party that didn't happen, except with a clothing presentation — Wang was even there. The crowd was bumping, it was hot and sweaty, and jello shots were involved; as for the clothes, pure Erin: lots of black, leather, ripped denim, and sheer with a crochet dress and crushed velvet pants thrown in for good measure. Tiffany Tuttle of LD Tuttle contributed the rocker boots, which are actually unisex, but it was clear who the life of the party was — Erin herself, who jumped onstage with the models, screaming, flitted from guest to guest, and then plopped down spread-eagle on the floor and kicked her leopard-print booties off.
Last night we stopped by the YSL Edition Unisex pop-up where staff members and fashion friends were celebrating the collection's launch. Luckily, we got their just before the space got packed and had a chance to pour over the slinky fabrics and masculine, slouchy cuts in the collection. For more, be sure to check out our earlier posting with look book images from the YSL Edition Unisex collection.
After designing knitwear for the likes of Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan, Matthew Terry launched his own line, Coventry, just two seasons ago. At his New York Fashion Week debut, the runway was decorated with an island of tree branches, flowers and grass—a clue as to what kind of earthy wares were in store. The women's looks were body-conscious and included jodhpur trousers and romantic chiffon-paneled skirts. As for Men's, Terry exerted his more traditional side with thick cable sweaters, chunky scarves, and button-down vests. Coventry is, to date, only stocked at the Odin stores and at Shelly Steffee (for whom Terry worked when he moved to New York) but we're sure he'll have picked up a few new accounts this season.
Way back in the good old days (aka the beginning of Fashion Week) we brought you some snapshots and look book images from the Lewis Fall 2009 presentation. Turns out, there's also a video look book for the collection and we think it perfectly captures the spirit of the brand. The message: these printed silk separates and vintage-inspired frocks--save for friends and maybe a bottle of wine--are all a gal really needs.