This is the newest collaboration us Lambert Girls at the New York office are really excited about. This amazing collection will be composed of two of Clergerie’s classic shoe styles and will be covered in Gray’s crazy patterns. Who would have thought opposites would attract so well? We did not, but we sure are happy they did.
The Gap, after many lost years, is finally gaining it’s mojo back thanks to Rebekka Bay. She took over as creative director for the retailer in October of last year. We are just now getting a preview of what she has been working on for the brand – and let me tell you, we are impressed!
As we all know, socks are in. For men and women both, the sock trend is one that is here to stay… and we are okay with that. Socks are an easy, inexpensive, not to mention fun way to dress up any outfit. This trend will now be easier than ever for New Yorkers to follow thanks to the new Soho Happy Socks location opening this Friday.
Tim Faith Hancock and Jannik Wikkelso Davidsen, founders of Han Kjobenhavn, opened their first US boutique in Nolita today. The two first established their first store in Copenhagen, Denmark on Danish fundamentals in 2008. We are so excited to see that they are bringing their original spin off of the classic danish aesthetic to their New York City location.
Claire Boucher’s new project: creating a capsule collection of men’s T’s for Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent. All black and white, these chic graphic T’s are totally gender neutral and can easily become a part of any woman’s wardrobe.
Zoe Kravitz has recently teamed up with Swarovski to create a capsule collection of bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings. These unique pieces are filled with beautiful turquoise, tanzantine, and original Swarovski materials.
There will be an entire host of new denim vendors showing during Coterie, in New York City next week. These new lines will continue to confuse the consumer and further erase the line between what is premium and what is contemporary.
Pop-up shops have been appearing all over New York City for the holiday season. However, Glam4Good pop-up shop was quite different from the rest. This shop was organized for children who live in the Lower East Side affected by Hurricane Sandy. Hundreds of children were invited to the pop-up shop where different items were donated from different designers around New York City. Each child was given two empty shopping bags, which they were allowed to fill up with anything they needed.
The top musical performers united at Madison Square Garden last night for a unforgettable concert intended to raise money for Sandy Relief. The concert, which was completely sold out, was available for over two billion people to watch. The stars performing urged everyone to give what they can to help Sandy relief, and by the end of the night the total amount raised was more than 30 million dollars. The amount of money raised is expected to rise as more people continued to donate throughout the night.
Cyber Monday 2012 became the largest online shopping day concluding with sales of almost $1.5 billion. Many researchers believe the numbers are increased because of many American stores promoting better sales and extending them through the weekend. Another factor that created the 30.3% increase from last year was the use of mobile devices during cyber Monday. Reports show that sales from mobile devices were up 96% percent from the year before. Many online retailers were so successful with their cyber Monday sales that they extended them into Tuesday.
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin is continuing its global expansion. After Hong Kong this year, the next step is in early 2013 in New York City. Representing artists such as Takashi Murakami, JR, Kaws, Xavier Veilhan and more, this opening will be a great addition to the NYC gallery landscape.
The Gallery will be at the 1932 Bank of New York building, a historic landmark on Manhattan’s Upper Eastside.
Madison Avenue has taken a turn for the hip and cool throughout this past year. After opening Celine, Theory, Rag & Bone, Charlotte Olympia, and Proenza Schouler earlier in the year, more stores are beginning to open as the year begins to come to an end. With Emporio Armani, Brian Atwood, Yigal Azrouel, and Belstaff either already opened or opening this month and Lanvin opening in early October, Madison Avenue is getting a hip new makeover.
Strategically choosing the last day of fashion week, the Met announced that the next Costume Institute annual spring exhibition will be punk themed hosted by Riccardo Tisci and Rooney Mara. The exhibition, which will be held May 9th to August 11th, will include both New York and London punk influenced fashion and couture.
Carine Roitfeld’s highly anticipated CR Fashion Book celebrated its launch in New York City at The Frick Collection hosted by Mercedes Benz and Belvedere. Roitfeld’s magazine will contain only editorials and feature stories in the printed magazine while other news will be on the CR Fashion Book website. The online website will include any and everything that inspires Roitfeld while also keeping up to date with what is happening currently throughout the world in fashion, travel, and lifestyle. The launch party for CR Fashion Book was full of designers and models including Alessandra Ambrosio, Alexander Wang, Kate Upton, Jessica Hart, Izabel Goulart, Andrea Leon Talley, and many more.