Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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CFDA #Gangstas

CFDA 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!

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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

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

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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.

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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

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

AnjaRubikVogue Luxe Links | Fashion Industry Insiders At Prom, Proenza Schouler For $2 & Anja Rubiks 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

+ Style.com 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

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Isabel Marant Fall 2011 Goes All-American in Paris

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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.

For more information on Isabel Marant: http://www.isabelmarant.tm.fr/

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*Images provided by Style.com

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Thursday, February 17th, 2011

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Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 Flicks Off Minimalism Everywhere

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Last season, Proenza Schouler designers, Jack McCollogh and Lazaro Hernandez, introduced us to shibori, a Japanese intricate technique, and to guipure lace. This fall, the hip duo took to their computers to design prints inspired by a road trip they took to Santa Fe. Backstage, McCollough said that the Native American blanket inspired prints were then exploded and pixilated. The end result? An impressive collection featuring geometric embroidered long-sleeve jacquard sheaths and vivid dresses decorated with hand-painted velvet.

Print-crazy was there Fall 2011 motto, as they brought out viscose knit sweaters and pants, striped cocktail dresses, and laser cut leather frocks. A subtle-earthy palette of blue, green, mustard, and orange kept the looks tribal-chic instead of textile-crazy, while cool slouchy pants, untucked shirts, asymmetric necklines, and ragged back hems kept the style undeniably Proenza. Sharp tailored blazers, solid color blouses, and a couple of understated dresses, helped balance the heavy Aztec motif.  And while the clothing spoke volumes of print and pattern, the models sported a very natural-undone look, which further kept the focus on the clothing. I especially liked the polished yet unkempt hair, which will most likely become uber-popular in no time.

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As for the “it” arm-candy of the moment, seen on every high-end fashionista during New York Fashion Week-I am talking about the PS1 handbags of course- you can pre-order them now and get them by October. The three bags created for fall include the PS1 Pouchette ($975), Satchel ($1925) and Weekender ($1585), done all in black leather with an Aztec-inspired print. Order quickly as they will be gone-like all things Proenza, very-very soon.

To pre-order Fall 2011 bags: http://www.proenzaschouler.com/shop/

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