Like so many London Fashion Week designers, Antonio Berardi had a love affair with pink for Spring 2014. His show was full of the feminine shade, but textured finishes, sportswear-inspired sweaters and biker jackets stopped it from ever getting too girlie. Alongside the pink came rich red and white, cream, silver, and black on separates, rise-and-fall dresses, and oversize tops. Prints barely appeared at all, save for the odd dash of a metallic animal print and delicate embroidered blooms on some dresses. Really it was the fabric choices and clever panel work that gave the looks their intricate detail; stiff silk against soft chiffon and organza with leather, sheer stripes against opaque, and sleeves with big shoulders and stiffened panels.
The Selby recently visited the home of Parisian chef Inaki Aizpitarte, and I'm giving two thumbs up to the way he displays his postcard collection. It's not all that ingenious — he keeps them in a wire postcard stand — but it's unusual to see one in a home rather than a retail shop. I know plenty of folks who've collected those 4-by-6-inch travel souvenirs over the years, whether unsent or received; I'm sure he's not the only one who would find this home accessory handy.
Do you collect postcards? Tell us in the comments how you display yours, if you do!
"I've come to realize I'm a process person. Whether it's the home of a client, a makeover for my show or my next collection, I love the step-by-step of watching it all come together. My friends laugh because on vacation, I'll take a picture of a flower to turn into sheeting or see the cut of a jacket and know it's the perfect finish to a pillow I'm designing. For me, inspiration is everywhere, and product design is the ultimate outlet for those ideas," states Berkus. "In Springs Global, I've found a team that mirrors my passion and commitment to making well-thought out products at an affordable price... and, the fact that they can look at pair of vintage cuff links I've found and see my vision for them as a frame is thrilling."
Berkus joins Diane von Furstenberg, Waterworks, and Espacio Sami Hayek at Spring Global. Curious as to what the new line will look like? Me too! Stay tuned for images from the collection, coming soon.
We caught up with Jessica Simpson at the launch of her newest collection. The new jeanswear line featuring denim for all shapes and sizes was a hit with sister Ashlee Simpson and best friend CaCee Cobb among others at the event where Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz played DJ. Check out our video for more from our exclusive interview!
Designer Alexander Wang released his first ever video campaign for his ready-to-wear Fall 2010 collection. Shot in a deserted New York City hotel and hair and newspapers flying everywhere, it's still hard to keep your eyes off the black lace and sheer fabrics that make his collection memorable.
Only in their fourth year of designing under London label Meadham Kirchhoff, Central Saint Martins alums and friends Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff have been awarded coveted sponsorships from Fashion East, New Generation, and Cotton USA. This week, they launch a second collection for Topshop that adds a romantic touch to the designers' predominantly dark and deconstructed streetwear. In stores and online Thursday, May 20, the lineup features delicate nude lace and pink paillettes mixed with shredded black sequin minis, glitter-spotted jumpers and t-shirts, and knee-length lace pleated skirts. Click below for a sneak peek at the complete collection.
I feel like there are so many movies where characters collect snow globes, but in real life I've never met such a collector. I saw this collection in the home of Martin Jacobs and Simon Pearce, which was featured on The Selby. It's a pretty extensive reserve, isn't it? Do you know any snow-globe collectors?
Yesterday, a beautiful Sunday afternoon indeed, Charles Nolan showed his A/W 08 collection. We'd been to his studio recently, for the FGI Rising Star Awards party he hosted, and, like last time, the large space filled up in a casual Thanksgiving-dinner sort of way. Children were running between legs, people were sipping coffee and eating bagels with lox and cream cheese. Sure, there was the usual chaos of preparing for a show, but the Nolan-way was present. It was our pleasure to interview Mr. Nolan before the show, where he told us a little bit about the collection and its mix of tradition and technology. Soak up that bright light (that's a sick river view you're witnessing) and the amiable manner of a gentleman who can manifest 'lifestyle' from backstage to brick and mortar.
This A/W 08 season, Adam Lippes of Adam drew inspiration from the geography of the Berkshires. Lippes, one very charismatic and handsome gentlemen, conjured quite a crowd for his A/W 08 show. Among a very becoming set of thirty to forty year-olds were Margherita Missoni and Anna Wintour. The collection was chic and conservative; wool trousers, silk dresses that came to knee, high waisted belted skirts. The attendees erupted with applause when the show commenced as if it was the collection to end all collections.
We suspect though, however handsome the collection was, the enthusiasm was partly due to the atmosphere of the show and the personality of its designer. With so many well-dressed attendees (this is not your Miss Sixty crowd) and Lippes running around, twinkling his bright blue eyes, combing his disheveled blonde hair with his fingers, and talking about his house in the Berkshires, we suspect it was the whole package that had every one aflame.