American designer Marc Jacobs, made the executive decision to pull a controversial t-shirt from his line Marc by Marc Jacobs, after receiving a dramatic amount of backlash. The top, now unavailable for sale at most locations, depicted two boots, with his signature name written vertically on each, showcasing white supremacy band, Skrewdriver's, insignia. The lead singer was a self proclaimed Neo-Nazi, making the cut of the $68 shirt from the collection a necessary move on Jacobs behalf. His apologies for implementing the t-shirt into his brand was recognized by fashion critics, but his reasons for gravitating towards such a logo in the first place still has brows raised. Many stores have rushed to liberate themselves of any coalition with the controversial design. The shirt is still available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
We are jumping up for joy for the Philip Lim X Target collaboration, expected to be out on September 15th. If you’re like us, you will undoubtedly be lining up to outside the store upon the collection’s debut, and from the pictures we've seen of the items, walking out with at least a couple of things.
“This is really personal, because growing up, I was a Target customer,” said Phillip Lim to T Magazine. “My parents were always taking me to Target for back-to-school shopping, and I would find things, but they were not quite right. This was my chance to go back and relive this and do it right,” he said.
Last night, Caitlin Kelly, an up-and-coming swimwear designer, held an exclusive preview runway show on the rooftop of 2 Gold Street. Caitlin graduated from FIT and has since designed for Badgley Mischka, Target, AH Schreiber, and was the head designer for Aerin Rose Swimwear. Her line was so well received that the owner of Jordan Taylor Inc. offered her the opportunity to create her own high end swimwear collection. The exclusive preview last night was the result of that opportunity and she will be showing her Spring/Summer 2013 collection again at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami this July.
Beauty and elegance, the product of simple forms crossed with opulent execution, describes the Pre-Fall 2012 collection. A fresh departure from Rubin & Chapelle’s design aesthetic in recent years and a nod to their earliest collections. Focusing on elegant eveningwear, the designs are classic at their core, with just enough modern style and sensibility.
The collection is rife with masterfully selected materials and an air of timelessness that will push any budding socialite past the concepts of simple statement pieces and into the realm of fashion-as-art. Design details like sun pleating, circular draping, and pearl edge finishes give unbridled movement and volume to floor-length gowns. Crimson and pink accents add life to the backdrop of an otherwise neutral color scheme.
It's that time again -a succession of Summer boutique sales! This could be the best or most terrifying time of the year, depending on how you look at it. These sales are not for the faint of heart. Or the hoarders. Or those currently in shopper's rehab. We don't condone addictions here at Joonbug! Ok, liability release, done.
So let's get to the juicy part -shopping! And not just ordinary shopping, but deeply discounted designer shopping! Our little hearts sing and our bank accounts groan, but these are sales we just can't pass up. So without further ado, here are a slew current and upcoming designer boutique sales, courtesy of (awesome researcher) Mizhattan.com:
Great shopping most definitely exists outside of New York City. Ciao Bella by Tali is a clothing and shoe boutique in Westchester County that is quickly making its mark as a go-to local boutique. Tali's selection is best described as a mix of chic, edgy, daring, and obviously sexy!
Tali, like most new boutiques started off small but quickly gained popularity and eventually moved shop to a trendy mall in Westchester, NY. Walking into Ciao Bella you feel like you're in a European shoe market. With an array of quality styles, you'll have a hard time not buying the entire store!
CEO/Owner Eddie F. Robinson of New Blak and a resident of Newburgh, NY is up and coming in the T-shirt and accessory fashion world!
Ever since he can remember, fashion has been his calling. Believe it or not but this trendy, hipster, urban, chic, and edgy designer attended an IT college then soon after he joined the military, the Navy to be exact! After receiving an Honorable Medical Discharge EFR then realized he wanted to pursue his most heart-felt dream and that was and is fashion. EFR tells all about his steps, processes, successes, and happiness he’s achieved with his line “New Blak”. Below is our interview!
Fastened your shoe straps and get geared up for the SF Style 2010 Fashion Event and Pop Up Store! The buzz about this fashionable night is filling up the streets and every fashionista’s ear.
The local eco-designer fashion show will take place on November 18th and will have models strutting their stuff from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bently Reserve. But, make sure to get there a little early: suggested arrival time is 8 p.m. There will be VIP tickets on sale for $75, advanced $65; general will be $35, $25 in advance; for you lucky students, $15 will get you in.
Splash Couture, brainchild of self-taught designer Kelly Dempsey, is fashion-meets-self expression. The inspiration for her one-of-a-kind label is captured in its name — “I came up with splash because I love color, I’m inspired by color and I think of 'splash of color'… Texture is an inspiration, as well. I love something more couture, something different with a lot of shape. I like mixing things that wouldn’t normally go together, says Dempsey. "I like to stand out."
Fashionistas, top models and philanthropists will gather on October 7, at the W South Beach for the first annual Miami Style Awards, presented by Miami International Fashion Week. The evening features a presentation of Miami's hottest designers, an informal fashion show, jewelry and accessory designers' trunk shows and luxury silent auction. Guests will enjoy complimentary food , wine and champagne while dancing to music by DJ Frank Delour. Tickets for this event are $75 and proceeds benefit the Miami Fashion Week Foundation. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.miamifashionweek.com.