Wednesday night was Levi's FW10 presentation, as a group of denim fanatics filled the Hosfelt Gallery to take part in a garage-like setup of models posed in relax-styled layers of denim, flannels and accessories.
As DJ Leo Fitzpatrick spinned catchy tunes, guest sipped on champagne, vodka and Stella - observing the preserved neon highlights peeking throughout the presentation.
Personally, I didn't find that the Levi's presentation differed much from past collections. Various cuts and choices of textures in shirts became highly comparable to a plethora of leading trend-bearing denim brands today. Women's clothing seemed to channel the likings of model-off-duty clothing, as men's clothing blended into a neutral force of half-assed fashion attempts.
Designers Have Birthdays: Everyone wish Prabal Gurung a very big Happy Birthday today. The designer who is in his third season traveled home to Nepal to spend his special day with family. The Bill Blass veteran left the design house in 2008 to design glamorous gowns of his own for Orpah, Demi Moore and more celebrities. He recently made Paper Magazine's Beautiful People: Class of 2010, saying, "I can’t believe I’m in this issue. I hope it’s for my inner beauty -- that’ll last longer. I’m assuming that it is."
We talk about our ideal world a lot here. And, without getting too descriptive, everyone would be happy with a Chloe Satchel bag, bodies like the models who walked in Louis Vuitton's FW 2010 show, Tom Ford back at Gucci, Pamela Love jewelry and Linda Farrow shades.
- 3/30 - A "Standard Issue" Spring 2010 event will take over Williamsburg,
where cocktails and Fall 2010 previews will take place. The issue, by
Hyden Yoo, will also take note of Yoo's Spring 2010 men's collection.
RSVP Required. Oak Williamsburg; 208 N.8th street, Brooklyn, NY; (6-9pm)
- Through 3/31 - Donate a pair of gently worn shoes to Soles4Souls to receive 20 percent off a new pair at Kenneth Cole. All donated footwear will be distrubuted to Haiti. Visit kennethcole.com for more information.
- 3/31 - Ted Rossi will host a press preview for his very eccentric Fall 2010 accessories collection. Make your appointment quick to see what's hot. RSVP Required. 15 E 30th Street, NYC; (10am)
- 3/31 - Convent will host its opening party this week; inviting guests to come out for drinks, great music, video installations, and Travis Wayne's new concept store. RSVP Required. Fat Baby, 112 Rivington St, New York, NY; (9-2am)
- 4/1 - The Green Room invites editors, stylist and bloggers to come out and preview Fall 2010 collections of young women designers. Appointment required. The Green Room NYC; 530 7th Ave Rm 909, New York, NY 10018; (9-7pm)
- 4/1 - Come out and meet Rachel Roy and R&B singer, Estelle as Roy debuts her her new exclusive collection. Estelle will be giving a live performance for guest. Macy’s, 151 W. 34th St., (212-695-4400); (6pm)
- 4/1 - Cynthia Rowley will introduce her new collection with Roxy at Barney's. Not to be missed! RSVP Required. Barneys Co-Op, 116 Wooster St., (212-965-9964); (6–8pm)
- 4/3-4/4 - Brooklyn Indie Market will host a marketplace of jewelry, handbags and clothing for men, women and kids; all from young emerging designers. Fun, fun, fun! Location: Smith Street and Union Street, Brooklyn; S (11–7pm), Su (11–6pm).
Speculation of what could possibly be occuring at W Magazine rose over the weekend after Gawker posted a photo of Karl Lagerfeld and the magazine's fashion director, Alex White, having a quick chat during the Chanel campaign shoot in Soho.
You see, here's the big deal:
- Alex White was the stylist the day of the Chanel campaign shoot.
- Stefano Tonchi, W Magazine's new EIC, was scheduled to meet with his new W staff that morning.
- Alex White asked the Kaiser to send a letter of recommendation to S.I. Newhouse Jr. for an EIC position.
While people are still trying to comprehend why Victoria Beckham wants to be called a "luxury designer," London designer, Osman Yousefzada, may still be trying to understand why Beckham borrowed his Fall 2009 column dress - only to return it without purchase and reproduce it in her own collection for Fall 2010.
This week turned into a whirlwind of events for us, by way of store openings, collection launches and a Fall 2010 presentation.
In tow of the events came great company, as we graced the floors of Esprit's flagship store openings with tons of celebrities, previewed Ruffian's Threads & Heirs collection with prominent Paper Magazine editors and spotted The Real Houswives of New York's Alex and Simon at Blanc De Chine's Fall 2010 runway show.
Theory To Invest Into Proenza: Earlier we reported that Permira, the owner of Proenza Schouler and Valentino, had intentions of bettering both brands, but didn't deny their willingness to sell their stakes for both labels. A day after the news was released, Proenza's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez met with Andrew Rosen, CEO of Theory, for a meeting that is speculated to place Rosen as a potential investor. Nothing has been confirmed, but hey, it wouldn't be a bad idea.
The next 10 days in New York shall be quite interesting. Andre Leon Talley, of Vogue, hinted his anticipation of Karl Lagerfeld's arrival - as plenty have been spotting him around the city. Lorenzo Martone, Marc Jacobs' beau, spotted Lagerfeld snapping models donning Fall 2010 Chanel in Soho. It's said one of the models may be Abbey Lee Kershaw. Could this be a campaign?
We have just returned from a desperately needed editor's re-see of the Twinkle By Wenlan Fall 2010 bevy, for the runway show at Bryant Park didn't nearly do the collection justice.
Though the showroom may have been a tad bit toasty, the heat couldn't stop us from wanting to run and jump into the Twinkle By Wenlan bedding decor and wrap ourselves in the strings of yarn the label offers for ordering.
The staff coordinated a stellar presentation of the Fall and Pre-Fall 2010 looks for editors' and buyers' viewing pleasure. Observing the garments up close and personal, we were amazed by the quirky and admirable details that we didn't catch from our seats at the runway show. For example, a one crew-neck mesh dress (with prints along the mid-drift) came equipped with thumb holes at the end of the sleeves.