It's season two for Rachel Antonoff's solo range and we think Barneys will be pleased. This season Antonoff moved into separates, focusing on cropped, pleated trousers and silk blouses with special details. It's just the right evolution if you ask us. Check out the designer's look book, starring Julia Frakes, Sarah Sophie Flicker, and Alia Shawkat in the gallery below.
Posts for February 27th 2009
>> THE MODELIZER —After teasing us with are-they-or-aren't-they rumors for a few months now, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady married last night at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica. The ceremony was "very small and intimate" with mostly immediate family attending; Gisele wore a form-fitting ivory lace strapless gown with trumpet skirt, scalloped edges, long train and a floor-length veil with attached handmade satin roses and attached satin headband, all by her close friends Dolce & Gabbana. Her three dogs also wore matching Dolce & Gabbana floral lace collars. [US Weekly]
Although Just Cavalli is in dangerous financial waters and had to back out of their runway slot at the last minute, the show must go on. The Fall 2009 Just Cavalli presentation took place in Milan yesterday and revealed a tougher, more urban looking range than is typical of the beach-ready diffusion line. Perhaps this means Cavalli is ready for a fight?
>> POP has a new editor-in-chief to replace Katie Grand — as rumored, it's 27-year-old Dasha Zhukova, who has no previous editorial experience but is well-known in the fashion and art worlds as designer of Kova & T and founder of Moscow's largest exhibition venue, the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture.
Ashley Heath, who originally conceived and co-launched POP with Katie Grand in 1999-2000, will serve as editorial director, helping Dasha with the reinvention of the magazine, the launch of a new website, a new London office — Katie Grand complained about the old POP offices regularly — as well as fostering an installation space in Berlin and a partnership with The Saatchi Gallery in London.
The magazine — first issue launches Sept. 1 — appears set to be more focused on art in addition to fashion than it was under Katie Grand's direction — according to Zhukova's statement: "We are working hard on a complete revamp of the magazine in order to provide a broader point of view focusing also on art, contemporary culture and the globalisation of all things pop-related."
Apparently "names of old-school editors, creative directors, and even pop stars and fashion designers were thrown around" before Dasha was settled upon, but now the focus is on recruiting a freelance team, which Ashley and Dasha interviewed together. No word on whether Dasha's best friend Olympia Scarry will serve as creative director as rumored, but an editorial board is already in place to provide guidance and inspiration, including Daphne Guinness; art director Julia Restoin-Roitfeld; artist and film director Sam Taylor-Wood; design critic Alice Rawsthorn; artist and art director Peter Saville; Rebecca Wilson, head of development at Saatchi Gallery; and David Davies, managing director of POP.
American designer Adam Lippes teamed up with Spanish retailer, Mango, to put out a Spring range of sporty, casual looks poised to hit shelves on March 1st. Yesterday, we checked out the Adam For Mango collection at a presentation on the roof deck of the Gramercy Hotel. For starters we can say that on a quality scale this collaboration ranks high; the fabrics were amazing to the touch and no seam was unfinished nor garment unlined. Otherwise, the collection satisfies both Adam's signature aesthetic--a sporty, sophisticated look--and the broader trends of the season. Check out our snapshots from the presentation and the full look book below.
Today's designer has to know where to focus their collaborative attention and beauty is a now viable option--Tracy Reese can boast a sixth nail polish collection for Sally Hansen.
Dasha Zhukova, an art gallerist, has been hired as Katie Grand's replacement at Pop magazine.
The Daily Beast dives into the fashion realm and offers a wrap up of London collection highlights.
Marco Zanini reveals his first collection for Rochas in the wake of the experimental Oliver Theysken days--make room for more cocktail dresses.