Ashley303 isn't a bohemian at heart. Her style is more so defined by modern clean lines and luxe textures. But, she does appreciate bohemian beauty because it has such rich patterns to play around with. The pieces she hunted down are boho at its best — exotic, vibrant, chic. Great work.
>> Anna Sui's Target Collection Mirrors Her Runway Pieces —The lookbook for Anna Sui's Gossip Girl-inspired Target collection, in stores Sept. 13, just hit the web, and at least four of the dresses in the collection — including the example at left — are very similar to looks she's sent down her runway in seasons past. [Nylon]
As expected, the 2009 CFDA awards ceremony brought out a bevy of dazzling models, designers, and celebrities — make sure to vote on our love it or hate it polls! While most came to party, others eagerly awaited the announcement of this year's winners. Let's see who took home the cake . . .
- Womenswear Designer of the Year: Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Rodarte
- Menswear Designer of the Year: Tie between Italo Zucchelli, Calvin Klein Collection, and Scott Sternberg, Band of Outsiders
- Accessories Designer of the Year: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler
- Swarovski Award for Womenswear: Alexander Wang
- Swarovski Award for Menswear: Tim Hamilton
- Swarovski Accessories Award: Justin Giunta, Subversive Jewelry
- International Award: Marc Jacobs
To see the rest of the winners, read more
>> The 2009 CFDA Awards are on Monday — the afterparties are planned, various outlets are hedging their bets on the winners, and to the disappointment of many, Board of Director’s Special Tribute honoree Michelle Obama will not be in attendance — fashion has been foiled once again — her cultural ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter will receive the award in her stead.
But the rumor about the mini fashion show at the awards ceremony is true: As a preview of New York Fashion Week's move to Lincoln Center next year, a runway presentation of Lifetime Achievement honoree Anna Sui, plus the work of other womenswear nominees, will take place on the Center's Alice Tully Hall stage. According to Fashion Week Daily, "Don’t expect anything less than stellar models to strut their stuff on stage, nearly every big name is already booked for the mini-shows."
As long as the cunning Cruise '10 collections keep coming in, we'll continue sharing them with you. Next up, we have a mishmash of ensembles ranging from crisp to ethereal by Gucci, Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Anna Sui, Christian Dior, Derek Lam, and Narciso Rodriguez — phew! I love how Gucci's Frida Giannini kept things sleek and sexy with streamlined cuts and colors. Keeping the neck high and slit high on this gown is a genius move. Oh, but there's more — don't miss it.
>> IN PRODUCTION —The newest designers pulling up to the collaboration station: Anna Sui, who is following Alexander McQueen as the second designer in Target's Designer Collaboration series starting Sept. 13 with a Gossip Girl-inspired collection; Christopher Kane, who is doing his biggest line ever — "it's more than a capsule collection with bags, shoes, knitwear and dresses. It's nothing like any other work I've done in the past" — for Topshop, tentatively expected sometime in late August; and Lizzie Fortunato Jewels, who are taking their arts and crafts jewelry to Urban Outfitters under the label Hope Marian this July. [WWD, Grazia, Refinery29]
Come Sept. 13, Anna Sui is bringing her folksy prints to a mass retailer near you. The bohemian designer is following in Alexander McQueen's footsteps as its second designer in the Designer Collaborations series.
“I have always been a fan of designer partnerships with mass retailers,” said Sui. “I think it is a great way to bring fashion to everyone. I love Go International and was intrigued with Target’s new take on designer partnerships. It’s a fresh approach. I was able to select a muse or source of creative inspiration to focus the collection around.” Sui's inspiration for her line with Target? Gossip Girl. Sweet.
Anna Sui is slated to follow in Alexander McQueen's footsteps as the second participant of Target's Designer Collaborations series.
Bulgari will continue its 125th anniversary celebration with a celebrity-studded retrospective in Rome.
It seems Keifer Sutherland headbutted Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler at the Met Gala.