Posts for June 4th 2009
>> Fifty guests pulled up to a long white table at Harvey Nichol's Fifth Floor restaurant for a private dinner co-hosted by Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy and Kate Bosworth. Daphne Guinness flitted in, spritzing at least one guest with her yet-to-be-released perfume, frequent Rodarte collaborator Nicholas Kirkwood also appeared — his shoes were represented on at least one guest's feet, Kate Bosworth — and told Grazia of his work with the designers: "We didn't even meet the first few seasons that we worked together. Everything was over the phone and email. It was so great when we finally met. We get on so well and are on the same wave length. They always want to do something different — we've even made shoes out of electrical wire!"
Attendees Plum Sykes, Bella Freud, Trish Goff, and Lula's Leith Clark, who was seated next to Laura, were served nettle soup and trifle, and around midnight, when all headed home, the Mulleavys, Kate Bosworth, and Nicholas Kirkwood "headed out and onto another club."
Francisco Costa's Resort 2010 collection for Calvin Klein showed paper-thin, diaphanous frocks and separates. Some criticized it for not being practical enough to meet resort standards while others were impressed with Costa's growing talent with fabric. We agree with Nicole Phelps who acknowledged the "relaxed, unburdened ease" which the clothing conveyed. To us, it was if the wearer had either just submerged herself in water or dried every fiber of her outfit in the sun--and both of those images are rather resort-friendly to us.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Former Teen Vogue senior fashion editor Aya T. Kanai just moved from New York to Los Angeles, transitioning into being a freelance stylist and contributing fashion editor at Teen Vogue along the way, but that doesn't mean her style changed: The Sartorialist grilled her on her likes — "I love animal printed anything" — and dislikes — "fleece" and "sensible shoes." [The Sartorialist]
Diane von Furstenberg's Resort 2010 collection was inspired by Brazil and "neighboring lands". The inspiration allowed the hemlines of her printed dresses to rise an inch or two (or three), coming down the runway in an array of bright colors and prints. If the purpose of resort clothing is to pull at customer's heartstrings, DVF will capture those gals who are dreaming of a tropical vacation--or at least a night on the town.
Stefano Pilati's eco-friendly YSL range for Barneys is limited and numbered and will hit shelves on June 8th.
Christopher Kane's upcoming collection for Topshop is top-secret but those who have seen it are gushing.
Some say most of Barneys financial troubles could have been avoided had they simply hired a CEO.