Corinne Grassini takes the name of her fashion label from London's 19th century Rational Dress Society, which set out to reform women's fashion by tossing out constricting Victorian garments in favor of more liberating fashions. Fittingly, the Society for Rational Dress spring 2010 collection is filled with light-as-air jersey separates and sheer, ethereal draping for the modern day style rebel. Click below for our favorite looks from next season's collection.
>> For the first time, Los Angeles Fashion Week is without former sponsor IMG. Things were up in the air until early this month, when a weekend of runway shows was announced and tickets were made open to the public — for a price.
Last night, Gen Art hosted three of the most promising talents of the week(end): Raquel Allegra, whose shredded t-shirts have been spotted on Kate Lanphear and launched a DIY epidemic — she added hand-dyed leather pants and leggings for Fall 2009 and promises expansion into cashmere and silks, shoes and accessories next; Grai, the three-year-old line designed by one-time Rick Owens student Maya Yogev (whose Owens training clearly inspired her full-length skirts and draped leather jackets); and Society for Rational Dress, whose designer Corinne Grassini launched a capsule collection exclusive to Barneys last month — the Fall 2009 collection features her signature harness detailing and a chain-and-leather breastplate.
After a long stint in New York, about a year ago I headed out West with the rest of the warm weather seeking migrants. I actually landed back in my home state, but for six years my shopping life in New York flourished. Though it may be safer for me to not have NYC's awesome shops at my fingertips, I miss them. For those of you not already familiar with Refinery29 here is a website where you can get a glimpse into the downtown good life of NYC. This is the ultimate indie fashion site known for having a brilliant eye for design, the inside track on new cool music, and real and untouched street style and city guides. Now I can relive my NYC days with Refinery29 Shops! They have partnered with NYC designers and shops to bring those hard-to-find goods to me, oh, and you of course.
They have thoroughly modern merch for women, men, kids and home. I like the Style Sheet section where you can learn about a person in fashion, whether a designer or editor, and see their picks from the store. As for the goods, check out indie rockers like Alexander Wang, Lipstick Queen, Acne Jeans, Steve Alan (love!), Daryl K, Clu, A.P.C. and more.
To see my (sale) pick from Refinery29, read more