Posts tagged "designers"

Need Another Online Shopping Site? Maybe.

Between Gilt Groupe, ideeli, Rue La La, and The Outnet, the web is clogged with newsletters, online shopping sites, and exclusive deals, but pretty soon another one will be added to the masses. A former retail exec, Cecilia Pagkalinawan, and venture capitalist, Jim Robinson IV, have hatched a plan to launch StyleTrek, which…
By: Bianca Posterli / June 3, 2010

Central St. Martins Grads Go For Crazy And We Like It

The school year is coming to an end, and 40 students graduating from Central St. Martins in London showed off their designs. The clothes may look more prepared for the set of a bizarro human "Sesame Street," but it's fun to see fashion students going crazy and taking risks. For the last couple of seasons,…
By: Lily Q / June 2, 2010

Your Favorite Fashion Designers Show How They Decorate Their Homes

If you weren't already jealous of designers' aesthetic abilities when it comes to creating clothes, you're certainly going to be envious of their interior design skills and massive pads. The Council of Fashion Designers of America is working with Assouline to publish American Fashion Designers at Home, which will show off the inside of over…
By: Bianca Posterli / June 1, 2010

Quotable: Marc Jacobs Is Tortured, Attracted To Yellow

"I’m as tortured as ever, I see my shrink once a week, have all the same mood swings, I can sit there the night before a show and think, ‘What if they hate it? What if my life is over and I am homeless?' ... But I also have a certain amount of self-awareness at…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 30, 2010

Olivier Theyskens To Design A Line For Theory

Olivier Theyskens, the long-haired fellow who used to be head designer at Nina Ricci, is designing a capsule collection for Theory. Theyskens has a habit of designing some rather gorgeous clothes, so we're thrilled at the prospect of seeing some of his things at a more reasonable price point. That said, the Theyskens/Theory connectio…
By: Lily Q / May 27, 2010

Alexander McQueen Successor Found In Sarah Burton

After Alexander McQueen's death, some feared the label would fall into disrepair in the absence of its founder and creative chief. Fear not, McQueen fans, Gucci Group has named Sarah Burton as the line's new head designer. Having worked with McQueen since 1996, Burton's got the sort of in-depth knowledge of the brand…
By: Lily Q / May 27, 2010

Can Giles Deacon Save Emanuel Ungaro?

After appointing the train wreck that is Lindsay Lohan to be artistic director, the people behind Emanuel Ungaro have come to their senses. Now, rather than banking on tacky celebs, they're investing in real talent in the form of British designer Giles Deacon. Giles regularly rocks our world with his eponymous label,…
By: Lily Q / May 25, 2010

Designer Devi Kroell Leaves Her Own Label

After founding a company that bears her name and spending six years developing the brand, Devi Kroell is leaving ... sort of. Devi will no longer be CEO but she'll be involved as a shareholder and member of the board of directors, so we can assume the breakup is an amicable decision between the designer…
By: Bianca Posterli / May 23, 2010

Quotable: Alber Elbaz Explains His Feelings Toward Celebrity Designers

"I feel that some celebrities think that because they are famous, they can do fashion. Imagine if I want to be now a dancer. Trust me, I can’t. I can’t jump. I can’t even limp from one point to another. I feel that there is this kind of confusion. Everybody wants to do everything, everybody…
By: Bianca Posterli / May 23, 2010

Does Tommy Hilfiger’s Comeback Mark The Return Of Americana Fashions?

Maybe it's just my generation, but I don't ever remember a time when Tommy Hilfiger was considered cool. I was aware that in the not-too distant past, TH designs were pretty classy, but by the time I was style-aware, the brand had already become cheapened into patriotic logo fashions. Basically, no one was going…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 17, 2010

Get To Know Lilly Pulitzer, The Princess Of Preppy

After reading the New York Times' recent "Critical Shopper" piece on Lilly Pulitzer, it occurred to me that unless you were raised in a privileged household on the Eastern seaboard and use "summering" as a verb, as a 20- or 30-something woman who grew up in the grunge generation, you might not…
By: Erin Flaherty / April 7, 2010

Frisky Rant: Please Shush During Fashion Shows!

First of all, let's get one thing straight. Designers work for months on their collections, searching for inspiration, creating looks, and pouring their hard work into the clothes shown to editors and press during Fashion Week. Said shows last a total of maybe 10 minutes. It shouldn't be hard to keep your mouth shut…
By: Bianca Posterli / February 20, 2010

Watch Fashion Shows From The Comfort Of Your Couch

As of today, Fashion Week is officially underway, but with the snow and cold temperatures, getting around in New York City is simply treacherous. This weather makes you want to sit on your couch in PJs and catch up on daytime television, doesn't it? Thankfully, 12 designers (so far!) have plans to embrace the…
By: Bianca Posterli / February 11, 2010

The Hottest Designers Of Fall Fashion Week: A Cheat Sheet

February 11th marks the kick-off of fall fashion week, but with almost 100 shows no one has the time (or energy) to see them all. NBC put together a list of the designers you've gotta watch, so fine tune your runway radar to these 10 talents prepared to set NYC ablaze in a…
By: Lauren Panariello / February 4, 2010

Tory Burch Helps American Women Start And Develop Businesses

Last week at an event introducing Tory Burch's eyewear line, Annika and I had a chance to talk to the designer herself. While it was interesting to hear about the clothes and accessories from the woman who created them (and pick out a pair of glasses to take home), we were most excited…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 20, 2009

Let’s Hear It For The Ladies!

For seemingly inexplicable reasons, the fashion industry has always been a bit of a boy's club, despite the fact that women are the main consumers. But Sarah Mower of the Telegraph recently issued a bold statement by claiming that all of the designers to watch right now are women, and in doing so, she name…
By: Bianca Posterli / October 28, 2009

Giles Deacon: The Next Big Thing?

Giles Deacon is now officially one of those "ones to watch." Fashion insiders swoon over him, and the designer gained quite a bit of recognition last year at London Fashion Week with his Pac-Man themed collection, and when he presented in Paris yesterday, the successful reception of his line sealed him in as a…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 10, 2009

Are Certain Fashion Designers & Companies Boob Friendly—And Others Not?

This past weekend I was telling a friend that I was headed to J.Crew this week to try to on wedding dresses. I know without trying one gown on, with a dress that emotionally loaded, I'll never find something that makes me go OMFG-this-is-the-ONE. I'm too picky, and even though I've been known to…
By: Nina Carbone / August 3, 2009

Imagine Your Floor Covered In Tory Burch and Peter Som

No, we're not referring to all those dresses and tops and pants you have laying on your bedroom floor—more like a designer piece that's actually supposed to be there. The "Fashion Underfoot II" rug capsule collection for Elson & Company is designed in partnership with the CFDA and a long…
By: Nina Carbone / July 24, 2009

Love Nest: Is That Chair Proenza Schouler?

Attention, Proenza fans: Fashion It duo Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough have come out with a textile collection for interiors mega-company Knoll that's dark and dramatic—and mostly, it seems, inspired by their past collections. Think rich jewel tones, a range of neutrals, classic damask, plus a handful of other patterns and the Proenza favorite color…
By: Nina Carbone / July 22, 2009