Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Retail: Opening Ceremony

Peter Jensen, Cacharel, Emma Cook, Christopher Kane

This month's issue of Elle features a very insightful story about Opening Ceremony, and its founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim. The duo have helped launch the careers of American designers like Rodarte and Alexander Wang, while exposing overseas brands like Havianas, TopShop and Tsimori Chisato to the U.S. They also pioneered the re-vitalizing of American heritage brands like Pendleton and Timberland, and bringing them into the fashion world. Today, they boast stores in New York, LA, Tokyo, and Paris.

Above are a few of our favorite picks from their online store offerings.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pucci Book

For the print lovers out there, Taschen releases a new tome on the life of Emilio Pucci, the Marchese of marks. At a mere £650, this book isn't for everyone. However, this limited art edition, signed by Pucci's daughter, is bound in original vintage fabric and comes with four art prints of drawings by Pucci himself. If you're a dedicated collector of these iconic 60s prints, pick up a copy today.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Copenhagen Fashion Week | Stine Goya

While it may have been storming outside on day two of the Copenhagen Fashion Week, Stine Goya's Spring/Summer 2011 Collection "The Birds Delights" was a force of its' own. The Danish designer continued her tradition of combining feminine hues with dramatic prints in wearable silhouettes. The colour palette consisted of pale earthy hues punctuated by oversized lace, marble and graphic patterns. Luxurious gold and floral headpieces were created in collaboration with the London-based accessory designer Sophie Bille Brahe and accentuated the collection.

Copenhagen Fashion Week | Mini Market

Mini Market's geometrics were interesting in color and style, some inspired by modernist Mondrian. The cool new surf line, Pret a Surf also seems to be having a De Stijl moment.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Copenhagen Fashion Week | Peter Jensen

London-based Peter Jensen has come to be known for his mischievous playfulness and almost pervy themes. Little girl elements are woven seamlessly with grown-up sex appeal and fun. The inspiration for his SS11 collection comes from the birthday party of a girl friend he admired from childhood. Themes of presents, bows, and party chains create a unique and clever print story.

Copenhagen Fashion Week | Rützou

Copenhagn fashion week started off last week, and culminated Saturday with the "World's Greatest Runway," a mile-long catwalk that stretched through a pedestrian street called "Strøget." 100,000 people lined up to watch 220 models strut AW10 collections of 200 Scandinavian brands. The regular runway shows look very enticing as well, with some very modern shapes and interesting prints. Our coverage begins with Scandinavian brand, Rützou, which showed some whimisical hand-drawn prints and graphics, as well as some interesting polka-dot lace (seen above.) The cuts and silhouettes of the garments look drapey, sexy, casual, and very wearable.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Christian Lacroix

Remember back in the Seventies when wood panelling was everywhere? It's too bad Christian Lacroix's patterned pieces weren't around then. His beautiful collection is available through Marotte which specializes in an amazing range of marqueterie and other decorative wood panels. Start adorning your walls.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Retail | Lace

Style.com's front page features a new trend story about lace in the world of high fashion. We thought we'd show you some affordable and then downright cheap lacies that you can add to your wardrobe right now. Get sexy, ladies!

The affordable:
1. Alexander McQueen tee, $240 at Brown's Fashion
2. Karl Lagerfeld tee, $190 at Frockaholics
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, $220 at Liberty
4. Gladys Leggings by Lindsey Lohan, $88 at FarFetch
5. Lace sole shoes by Cesar Pacciote, for Spring 11 (not yet available.)
6. Dolce & Gabbana, Get Scintimate Lace makeup, $59

The dirt cheap:
7. American Apparel top, $38 (they have an entire lace section online)
8. Urban Outfitters top, $28
9. Urban Outfitters leotard, $28
10. TopShop Clutch, 38 pounds
11. TopShop Shorts, 65 pounds

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Technology + Patterns

Incase laptop cases featuring clockwise Parra, Steven Harrington,
Krink and Gareth Pugh, ethnic laptop case Henrik Vibskov

Joana Vasconcelos, Patternity leather laptop case

Deanne Cheuk for Dell

Annamika app for ipad

For those of us in the surface design world, decorative motifs are a part of our daily life. Why not mix in a little more by choosing from a selection of electronic gadgets and accessories adorned with playful repeats and designs. Here are a few of our favorites ranging from laptop cases to ipad apps.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

PRINTSOURCE | August 2 - 4th

graphics via promostyl

Printsource is in full swing this week in New York. Stop by the show and peruse hundreds of prints from studios around the globe. Also, Promostyl and others will be offering talks on future trends in the fashion and interiors markets which include valuable information on color stories, clothing silhouettes, and more!