>> Raf Simons utilized what he is best known for — razor-sharp tailoring — in the production of Jil Sander's Pre-Fall 2011 collection. Scandinavian furniture-fabric swatches influenced the color-blocked prints and Simons's choice of hues like currant, forest green, and mustard. And silk dresses decorated with heavy brushstroke prints were inspired by Russian artist Serge Poliakoff.
Posts for January 14th 2011
>> For the first time ever, Calvin Klein Collection is getting its own TV commercial — a rarity for designer collections — and Calvin Klein face Lara Stone stars in it, alongside Tyson Ballou. There are 15-, 30-, 60- and 90-second spots, directed by Fabien Baron and filmed in La Jolla, California, which will be unveiled on television during pre-Golden Globes red carpet coverage on Sunday, run through the live Globe awards broadcast, and then continue to be shown after the awards in 200 additional times.
And it seems that this commercial has legs — Calvin Klein CEO and president Tom Murry expects the clip to be usable well past the Spring 2011 season: “We feel it has a fairly extensive shelf life and we can run it again this year, or next year. This is iconic Calvin product. We can run it in Milan or in Tokyo, or around a store-opening event, for instance. It really has multiple usages.”
>> It's chilly in our neck of the woods so all we really want is a little bit of warmth. We're hoping this hand-painted glass eye bracelet from Vanessa Kandiyoti will keep us protected from Winter's worst, while a cozy cardi from Marc by Marc Jacobs and super thick hand salve from Kiehl's are guaranteed to insulate. More picks from Jerome Dreyfuss and Juicy Couture to alleviate your cold weather worries!
Left to right: Marc by Marc Jacobs Quinn Cardigan Sweater ($358), Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve ($13), Juicy Couture Gloves ($22, originally $55), Jerome Dreyfuss Billy Bag ($858), Vanessa Kandiyoti Glass Eye Bracelet ($840), Heatmax Handwarmers Value Pack ($8)