Greg Chait went from Ksubi and now, with his new line The Elder Statesman, to cashmere. At over two thousand dollars for a pullover that looks (at least online) like something you would find in a tourist trap, you better believe that fabric sourcing is the key here. His blankets have a lifetime guarantee and his clothing is meant to look as delicately rumpled on gals as it does on guys--you know, for the morning-after. The Elder Statesman is picking up steam, check out the WWD and November Men's Vogue article for more.
Milan Fashion Week has officially begun! Actress Eugenia Silva attended the Emporio Armani show looking streamlined and stylish. Her gray cashmere sweater downplays the sexiness of the black pencil skirt, while the bright fuchsia clutch and citrine necklace loop in some color and femininity. The look is finished flawlessly with a pair of gray suede ankle platforms. Subtle pink lipstick ties it all together.
Lutz & Patmos have been crossing their fingers for this opportunity to arise and now it has; the brand has enlisted British actress and singer Jane Birkin as their latest guest designer.
“She has this really relaxed, nonchalant style without being overtly sexy, which is very sexy,” said Lutz who also mentioned that Birkin, mother to models Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon, has played their unofficial muse for quite a while.
Look forward to seeing Birkin's alluring, low-key style translated into organic cashmere sweaters and slim-fitting tanks detailed with raw necklines and crochet. Prices are to be determined.
It's the holidays, and grandma is enjoying her retirement on some faraway island enjoying the cool sea breeze. Thus, no time to knit a holiday sweater.
Well, if you've been good this year, Santa might gift you with a snazzy piece from Tommy Hilfiger's new Happy Holidays collection. The exclusive clothing and accessories line is filled with festively tasteful items such as this sequined shift dress, along with cozy cashmere jumpers, soft leather belts, and gloves.
"Giving a gift is a wonderful feeling, and this collection has the style, quality, and unique twist needed to provide many precious moments, as well as gifts to treasure all year round," says Hilfiger.
The Holiday collection will be available in stores and online at www.tommy.com in November.
Fab reader Musette needed our help. She's heading to Vancouver, Canada, for a mountain vacation but the semi-cold weather (high 50s to 60 degrees) had her confused on what to wear. She wanted a casual yet chic look before she embarks on her mountain adventure.
I started you off with this Forever 21 Wrinkled Paisley Scarf ($8) because it will keep her warm from the lingering, cold wind.
Let's see what you all came up with!
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It all started when that the vice president of fashion merchandising at Barneys New York mentioned how tough it was to find good sweaters for Barneys Co-op. Lutz & Patmos partnered with Barneys Green and has created three eco-friendly styles for Spring and a handful of items for Fall. Each will retail for less than $300 at Barneys and one percent of all proceeds will benefit The Alliance for Climate Protection. Whether the duo plans to roll out the collection to other stores remains to be seen.
Oscar de la Renta was one of many designers to show plum in their Fall 2008 collection. Albeit, Oscar's plum was just a little bit richer, just a little bit more, well, plum than the others. Or maybe that's just our crush on the designer who insists, season after season, on celebrating the ever-popular concept of the 'powerful woman'. Oscar's plum appeared in the form of a trim cashmere knit sweater, high waisted wide leg trousers, and two fabulous floral print frocks. Below, two galleries, our editorial of the Oscar de la Renta Fall 08 plums, and, you know, everyone else's.
More: Plum for A/W 08
She follows in the footsteps of Liv Tyler, Sofia Coppola, and Julianne Moore, who have all designed for the cashmere-friendly label in the past, and her capsule collection debuts on Feb. 3, during the upcoming New York Fashion Week!
Banana Republic is having its final sale, up to 70 percent off right now! A Fab asymmetrical dress, a cozy cashmere shrug, and a fun animal print skirt are all there for the taking.
Also up for grabs? This Banana Republic Cashmere puff-sleeve top ($50, originally $148), which is slouchy and so cozy luxe. It would look fantastic with a great pair of slim, dark jeans . . .