>> Reed Krakoff had his eye on creating standout individual pieces for Pre-Fall 2012. "[With Pre-Fall] it's about clothes that evoke an emotional reaction, clothes that you fall in love with piece by piece, not necessary a full look," he explained. Contrast patchwork, python print, and vibrant green run throughout.
Posts for December 7th 2011
>> The new limited-edition sneaks from Suno are cheery, chic — and super affordable; perfect for Holiday gifting and beyond. Priced at $65, the canvas shoes come in two styles — lace-ups and slip-ons — and are printed in Suno's signature graphic patterns. "It made perfect sense to us to make a classic, easy tennis shoe. We chose some of our favorite kanga-inspired prints for the shoes, which are all being produced in Kenya with soles made entirely from recycled rubber," says co-creative director Erin Beatty. Click through to shop all the new styles — a portion of the proceeds from each sale is donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
>> After the great unveiling yesterday during a press conference, Mario Sorrenti's "unsexy" version of the Pirelli calendar — for 2012 — was celebrated last night at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. Six of the calendar's 12 models were in attendance, joined by Sorrenti's family, Valentino Garavani, Vera Wang, and more.
>> One for you, and one for me. Artful tableware, sleek accessories, quirky books — these gifts are so good, you might just find yourself buying doubles. Click through to shop 50 holiday-perfect gifts — all totally chic and all under $25.
>> Christopher Bailey was in a demure state of mind while designing the Burberry Pre-Fall 2012 collection. Colors are muted, waists are nipped while hemlines run longer, and half of the evening gown options have sleeves. A whiff of the '30s also runs through, between the chrysanthemum print dresses and the ruched bow belts that played a part in almost every look.
Lagerfeld, also in attendance at the conference, previewed a video clip of the range — prices start at £150 (approx. $234) for a jacket — which can be seen below. He also talked about being "obsessed" with Apple, saying that he uses one of his several iPads to create videos — he filmed four web-only advertisements for Chanel last week — and to sketch out designs and ideas. To demonstrate, he showed the audience a sketch he did of Steve Jobs that morning, and then sketched himself on the iPad — the latter can be seen here.