Wednesday, November 16th, 2011


CFDA #Gangstas

When Calvin Klein gave his speech at the announcement of this year’s Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund winner, he put the struggles of today’s young designers into perspective. “I started out with less money than probably all of you nominees tonight,” Klein said. In the 1960s and ’70s, “I dealt with truck men, unions and gangsters. I got a call from the Gambinos one day, telling me, ‘We are your truck men.’ ”

Klein illustrated just how important the awards are, which awards $300,000 and mentoring to the winner, is to supporting new and emerging designers. This year’s winner Joseph Altuzarra joins the lies of Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, and Doo-Ri Chung, Altuzarra beat out 10 other designers, and recently started his namesake line after stints at Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Givinchy. He’s in demand too; last season, net-a-porter sold every single one of his utility jackets the day they went on sale, and he didn’t even go to fashion school!

After the awards, Altuzarra said of winning, “Really, you have this overwhelming sense of being grateful and so appreciative, and just so happy. I don’t know how else to put it. It’s just total bliss.”

And the bliss isn’t going to end anytime soon. CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg said, “Once in the Fashion Fund, we will continue to guide you and protect you.” I wonder if they have a secret handshake…

The runners-up, and receivers of $100,000 each, were Pamela Love, a jewelry designer; and Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters of the Chicago label Creatures of the Wind.

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Thursday, April 7th, 2011


Proenza Schouler Wants You to Design Their Next PS1 Bag and Do a Good Deed

What could be better than owning a PS1 Satchel, arguably one of the most coveted bags out there? How about designing one with Proenza Schouler designers, Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez? Well now all of your fashion dreams can come true by the click of a bid. The talented duo will be auctioning off the chance for one lucky bidder to design a PS1 handbag as part of the Fashion & Friends auction, an online auction launched by the Council of Fashion Designers of America or CFDA. All of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to victims of the Japanese earthquake relief.

A new PS1 bag, designer credentials, and a good deed to top it off-what more can you ask for? If by chance the PS1 doesn’t seem to do it for you- we can only imagine that the chance is slight-Fashion & Friends for Japan also has a host of other items available for bidding, including a meeting with Vogue EIC Anna Wintour, tickets to the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, and a stay at Diane Von Furstenberg’s palatial estate in the Bahamas. Other solicitors include DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch and many others. While some of the bids are up to $15K, bidding for the PS1 is still fairly reasonable. The committee has already secured over 75 donations from major supporters. The ongoing auction will last until April 28, 2011.

To view the full list of items on the auction and to bid: Charity Buzz Fashion & Friends For Japan

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Monday, April 4th, 2011


Luxe Links | Fashion Industry Insiders At Prom, Proenza Schouler For $2 & Anja Rubik’s Genie Pants For Vogue Australia

+ Fashion Industry Insiders at Prom – Teen Vogue

+ Diane von Furstenberg As Photographed By Chuck Close – Racked

+ This $1,795 Proenza Schouler Leather Jacket Will be $2 In The Outnet’s Second Birthday Sale – Racked

+ Erdem To Design For H&M? Vogue UK

+ Rachel Bilson Teams Up With JewelMint For Charity – Telegraph

+ To Launch Glossy Print Edition – Styleite

+ Anja Rubik Wears Sexy Genie Pants For Vogue Australia – Design Scene

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Saturday, March 5th, 2011


Isabel Marant Fall 2011 Goes All-American in Paris

Much like her American counter-parts (Proenza Schouler, Adam Lippes and Cushnie et Ochs), Isabelle Marant took to the  American South West as inspiration for her Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear Collection. While previous seasons have shown Marant’s girl working surfer and bohemian styles, for Fall, she switched up her game, and came out wearing distressed Navajo print sweaters, patchwork denim button downs, cuffed sweat shirt tops and fringe everything. Of note, fringed wedge-heel boots, which came in neutral, white and black, were worn by all of Marant’s models-a sure retail hit to follow.

Marant kept the looks young by opting for shorter hemlines and body-hugging silhouettes. She also included her sparkly minis, which were quite similar to the ones carried last season, proving that Marant is well acquainted with the saying “if it aint broke-don’t brake it”. Denim blues, whites, black and grays made up most of the palette, while fringe made up most of the texture. One of the styles worn by Isabella Fontana featured a black fringed blouse paired with dark jeans which were tucked into uber-fringed-over-the-knee boots.

And while Marant is as French as they came, she continued her American expedition by exploring cow-boys(in this case cow-girl) themed clothing. A definite highlight was Joan Smalls working a denim patchwork button down which was paired with dark blue jeans-and flowing hair. Marant also inserted loads of  white shearling parkas paired with heavy knits and white pants, giving the collection a much needed luxe feel and a break from the other bleak hues.

While at times some of the outfits seemed too costumey (too much fringe is not always a good thing), Marant continues to flourish as an expert in creating  casual cool outfits for “it girls” everywhere.

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Monday, February 14th, 2011


Target GO International Brings Back Zac, Proenza, Rodarte & More

Here is your chance to grab that one dress that got away. Beginning mid-March of 2011, Target GO International will bring back 17 past participants to re-release 34 of its most popular dresses from the last 5 years of its designer collaboration program. The GO International Collective will include between 1 and 3 dresses from each of the designers who have participated in the program. The collection will however not be showing dresses from its collaboration with Patrick Robinson, who is now Creative Director of the Gap, thereby seen as competition to Target.

“It’s been an incredibly successful program and this is an incredible milestone. This established roster has allowed us to create a collective of our favorites and our guests’ favorites,” Target’s spokesman told

Participating designers include: Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Erin Fetherston, Tucker, Alice Temperley, Jonathan Saundars, Libertine, Rogan, Tracy Feith, Thakoon, Luella Bartley, Paul & Joe, Richard Chai, Behnaz Sarapfour, Anna Sui, Alexander McQueen (McQ) and Jovovich Hawk.

These limited edition dresses will be available from March 13th through April 10th 2011 at most Target stores and at The rest of the collection will be available in all Target stores in the U.S. on April 10th 2011.

 GO International was launched back in 2006 after Target saw a market for teens who love designers but do not have thousands of dollars to spend on a dress. Initially, each limited collection was only available in stores for 3 months but in order to increase exclusivity, availability was reduced to 45 days. The limited time period also allowed further designers to be introduced into the collective. Now, the collections are also available online, which has increased Target’s GO International sales exponentially.  

If only H&M could follow suit and bring back the amazing dresses from its designer collaborations, which sold out in a matter of minutes!

Above: Rogan for Target, Rodarte for Target, Thakoon for Target

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