Greta Gerwig really loves Scott Sternberg's label Band of Outsiders. "I used to go to Barneys just to touch their clothes, and I was so excited when they wanted me to do the Polaroid Campaign," she said at last night's CFDA Awards. Naturally, she attended the ceremony with Sternberg and wore a white jumpsuit that he made to look like a tuxedo for the occasion. And while she doesn't have any other fashion projects coming down the pipeline (other than trying to "look good every day"), she was happy to talk about her latest movie, Frances Ha.
Actress Greta Gerwig is the latest bright young thing to be featured in Band of Outsiders' Polaroid Campaign.
Gerwig posed for the brand's creative director, Scott Sternberg — who recently shot Frank Ocean for the campaign — at the Hollywood Sports Paintball Park in Bellflower, CA, in March. In the photos that have been released so far, Gerwig doesn't get splashed with any paint, but she does look like a lot of fun.
"I love Band of Outsiders. Getting to wear a whole season's worth for the day was a dream," she said. "The shoot felt like an afternoon of playing precocious children in a surreal playground."
Band of Outsiders will post additional shots from the campaign to its Tumblr and Instagram accounts. For now, take a look at the first six here in the gallery.
If his front-row presence at the Fall 2013 shows in Paris wasn't indication enough, it's getting clearer that the industry loves Frank Ocean. Band of Outsiders' Scott Sternberg verified that affection by casting Ocean in the brand's Spring 2013 Polaroid campaign.
Ocean posed for the images in looks from the brand's Spring 2013 collection at the Los Angeles Times building earlier this month. Four of Sternberg's shots were released Wednesday, but the brand plans to unveil a total of 23 images on its Instagram and Tumblr accounts in the coming days.
The singer joins a roster of stars including Michelle Williams, Amy Adams, Jason Schwartzman, and Andrew Garfield, among others, who have posed for the campaign in the past. A look at the first batch here in the gallery.
Photos courtesy of Band of Outsiders.
There's a distinctly Southwestern flair in Scott Sternberg's Pre-Fall 2013 collection for Band of Outsiders. It makes sense: the designer credited a trip to The Lightning Field, artist Walter De Maria's installation of some 400 lightning rods in the desert of western New Mexico, as what inspired the offering.
The feeling shines through in a number of the collection's dresses and shirts, which feature prints that call to mind Aztec motifs and Navajo blankets. Sternberg even worked a new geometry into one of his bandage skirts, coloring the layers so that they looked like steps.
From there the collection touched two other points of interest for Sternberg: suits paired with shirts were layered over sweaters with a BOY monogram in a nod to his preppy underpinnings, while a series of all-black looks (two of which featured bandage tops) veered off toward eveningwear.
Photos courtesy of Band of Outsiders.
Inspired by the Japanese film Battle Royale, Scott Sternberg's Boy. by Band of Outsiders Spring '13 lineup was decidedly militant — models even bared war paint on their faces — with a beachy twist. There were a lot of smart, army-green, epaulet-embellished blazers paired with macramé tops, breezy maxi skirts and loose, ankle-tie trousers emoting an effortlessly cool look. However, it was Sternberg's use of Shibori prints that really captivated the audience. Dipping in blue hues, the designer utilized the Japanese dyeing technique to create a refreshing array of tailored blazers, shorts, and sharp wrap skirts, some of which took on a cool, denim-like effect. While others, like an indigo-blue Shibori-printed drawstring-shorts-and-top combo, practically glistened as it made its way down the runway.
- Trends: Dip-dye, military, macramé, loose trousers.
- Colors: Army green, blue, white, navy, indigo.
- Key Piece: The Shibori-printed drawstring-shorts-and-top combo.
- Accessories: Lace-up gladiator shoes made in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, drop earrings, wrap bracelets.
- Who Should Wear It: It's all about effortless, tailored cool. We can see Kirsten Dunst and Kate Bosworth sporting some of those Shibori prints on the streets.
Scott Sternberg took inspiration for his Boy by Band of Outsiders Resort 2013 collection from a place that's very familiar to him: his home. The designer attributed the influence of the collection's geometric patterns — including the stripes applied to a hoodie, skirt, blazer, and various dresses — to his Bauhaus-inspired abode in Los Angeles. But the line isn't all graphic prints: there are a few pieces that feature a sailboat graphic, a leather skirt trimmed in seersucker, and a short green trench coat with floral print sleeves. But some of Sternberg's best pieces are solid staples: a black evening gown and a white jumpsuit stand out among the other truly excellent pieces in this collection.
>> Woody Allen’s Manhattan and Diane Keaton in the '70s were Scott Sternberg's starting points for Boy. by Band of Outsiders Pre-Fall 2012. "I was re-watching Manhattan for, like, the 15th time, and that way of dressing that you see in Diane Keaton's character — corduroy suits, button-ups, a certain type of plaid, a high neck—just seemed really fresh, or close to it," Sternberg explained. "Certainly in need of an update, but the nice start of an idea about dressing for the fall." A ladybug print borrowed from a '40s archival piece was placed on a boiler suit, and the plaid dress at left was given a raw-edged hem.
Scott Sternberg Puts on First Runway Show, Complete With Rappelling Models, for Band of Outsiders’ Fall 2011 Collection
>> Scott Sternberg has a love of elaborate sets and cookies, and his first ever Boy/Band of Outsiders runway show involved both. Meyer lemon cookies were on every seat, thanks to David Chang's Momofuku Milk Bar (the chef was also in attendance, along with Kirsten Dunst — the brand’s latest lookbook model — Bee Shaffer, Kanye West, and Aziz Ansari, who wears the brand on his comedy tours); even Anna Wintour was spotted taking a bite. And then male models started rappelling 30 feet down from the top of the ceiling.
Thick knit sweaters, cropped plaid pants, fur scarves, silk print gowns, and slouchy fur beanies all pointed toward a grungy glamorous ski-inspired feel, while sharper looks, like a thin-wale corduroy suit, injected just the right amount of polish. A striped wool blanket poncho emoted the perfect sense of Winter cozy and semi-sheer maxi dresses were adorned with diminutive floral prints. Stylist Tina Chai topped off the look with chunky heeled hiking boots, pearls from Mikimoto, and pendants from Aesa.
Freja Beha Erichsen Cast in Both Louis Vuitton and Chanel Spring 2011 Campaigns; Fashion Design Copyright Act Headed to Senate
- Freja Beha Erichsen isn't just a Chanel face for Spring 2011 — she reportedly also posed for Louis Vuitton's Spring 2011 campaign, shot by Steven Meisel, alongside Raquel Zimmermann, and Kristen McMenamy [WWD]
- The Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act, which aims to copyright fashion designs, was passed unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee and is headed for full Senate deliberation [WWD]
- Proenza Schouler's mochila totes ($225) and wallets ($145) are now available on their website [Teen Vogue]
- Missed the Alexa Chung for Madewell illustrated bat tee the first time around? It's back for sale online tomorrow, except this time, in tunic form ($58) [People StyleWatch]
- Casting director and Tales of Endearment blogger Natalie Joos sounds like she has a television project in the works: "More on that soon" [Fashionista]
- The sell-out J Brand Houlihan cargo pant was inspired by a vintage pair of army pants the brand's design director found in Japan [BoF]
- Roland Mouret sunglasses are on the horizon — they're one of the exclusive products he'll test at his first store in London's Mayfair, opening in February [WWD]
- Jewelry designers Ruby Kobo just launched their website, but won't do e-commerce — they prefer private appointments. They also hope to do a runway collaboration with Phillip Lim, Band of Outsiders, or Phoebe Philo [Fashionista]
- A street artist applied a cartoon Karl Lagerfeld decal to a New York taxi [Refinery29]
- The iPad inspiring print advertising: Vogue Russia's December 2010 issue has a video advertisement inside [Gawker]