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Posts for September 13th 2009
>> Fashion's Night Out Could Become A Permanent Fashion Week Fixture —If CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg has her say (and Anna Wintour will assuredly support her), Fashion's Night Out won't be a one-off event: “It was a huge success. It was fantastic; it’s just like Hallmark, when they invented Mother’s Day. Every Thursday before Fashion Week, we will have Fashion’s Night Out!” But nothing has officially been decided, and retailers are waiting to examine the residual effects on sales before the possibility is further examined. Simon Doonan says he's unsure about doing it again, because Fashion's Night Out didn't generate big sales for Barneys. [The Cut, The Cut Twitter]
Alexander Wang held his spring 2010 after party (co-hosted by Katie Grand and Love magazine) on the west side of Manhattan in a Mobil gas station parking lot. Hundreds waited in line to take part in the free-for-all mini market and live performances by Courtney Love and Santigold. [The Cut Twitter, Dazed Digital]
For spring 2010 Richard Chai debuted a lower-priced secondary line, Richard Chai Love, rather than show his namesake designer collection (which can be seen by appointment in his New York showroom).
As Chai told the WSJ, "The line is really about the girl who falls in love with the men I design for. The idea is that she grabs an item out of his closet, rolls up the sleeves, and dashes out the door."
Indeed the look was more casual and sportier than Chai's pulled-together designer line, and there was an effortlessness to the collection in loose-fitting anoraks and slightly rumpled lightweight blazers, pants, and shorts. All together very wearable separates — with entry prices at $150 — that will surely please diehard Chai fans and no doubt attract a few new devotees along the way.
>> Never lacking a sense of humor, Scott Sternberg listed among "the people that put the show together" like his stylist Tina Chai and Philip Crangi, who contributed Giles & Brother jewelry, "Snuffaluffagus" and "Cookie Monster" in his Spring 2010 Boy/Band of Outsiders show notes. But jokes aside, the beachy presentation — which included hammocks, sand dunes, beach grass, and miniature boats floating in a pool of water — set off a new round of his blazers, button-downs, trenches, and bandage suspender skirts, with a little floral print thrown in for good measure.