“I’ve dressed many people in my life, but never a bottle of wine. This is such an exciting project because it weaves together my work as a fashion designer and my passion for food, cooking and entertaining. The design will reflect the bright, floral qualities of the wine, giving any table a stylish, refreshing look,” Posen said.
Fashion designer Alexander Wang known for his two cult favorite labels T by Alexander Wang and Alexander Wang, as well as holding the design post as creative director at Balenciaga is transitioning into furniture design with an exclusive design partnership with Italian brand Poltrona Frau.
“Over the last 10 years, furniture is where my interest has really evolved,” Wang told the WSJ “When I started working in fashion, I always had an idea of an environment in my head, but how to actualize it, and what the references meant, that’s new.”
The new collection, which has been in development for two years, includes – two brass-footed beanbag chairs, one in black shearling and the other in leather retailing for $8,800 each and a companion bar cabinet, at $18,500 something that every chic house of style needs.
The furniture collaboration is scheduled for a February release. www.poltronafrau.com
Last night the 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards were handed out here in Hollywood and as always the best part of any awards show is the red carpet glam. Here’s a recap of who wore what.
LACOSTE, the lifestyle brand anchored by its authentic roots in sportswear, announces the launch of a collection of men’s underwear and loungewear, in partnership with global manufacturer Delta Galil Industries.
The new category, which adds to the label’s already successful wide range of products, is comprised of five iconic collections (L.12.12 Pique, Motion, Colours, Essentials, Authentics).
The line features underwear, sleepwear, and loungewear options with an emphasis on comfort that pays tribute to LACOSTE’s strong heritage and athletic spirit.
Founded in 1959, by stylish Palm Beach socialite Lilly (McKim) Pulitzer who was known for her exuberant prints and patterns, the limited-edition collection will feature 15 exclusive prints, which are original works of art, created by Lilly Pulitzer artists specifically for the collaboration.
“This spring, we wanted to offer our guests a collection that embraced color, print and pattern in a bold, fresh way,” said Stacia Andersen, senior vice president, apparel and accessories, Target. “As we started to think about the perfect partner to collaborate with, Lilly Pulitzer was the clear choice given the brand’s inspiring heritage, authority with print and pattern and resort-chic aesthetic.”
Available exclusively at all Target stores in the U.S. and Canada and on Target.com beginning April 19, the 250-piece collection includes apparel, accessories and shoes for women and girls, as well as home accents, outdoor entertaining accessories, beach gear, travel essentials and more.
“Target is a design leader known for offering an unparalleled assortment of stylish, affordable products,” said Jane Schoenborn, vice president, creative communications, Lilly Pulitzer. “The Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection marks a new chapter for our brand, and we’re excited to give Lilly fans everywhere, including those who have loved the brand for years and those who will get to know it for the first time through this collaboration, a chance to experience this incredibly chic lifestyle collection.”
The late Lilly Pulitzer is famous for having said, “style isn’t just about what you wear, it’s about how you live,” and the new Target collection certainly embraces that sentiment. www.target.com
H&M has announced its first ever-festival collaboration with the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. H&M continues their sixth year as a sponsor of the festival by taking their partnership to the next level and creating a first of its kind official branded collection. The H&M loves Coachella collection will be available on hm.com and in approximately 350 stores in North America beginning on March 19th and worldwide on March 26th.
The H&M loves Coachella collection will offer men’s and women’s clothing along with a variety of accessories. The collection will range from $4.95 to $49.95 and will embody the aesthetic of the festival for 2015. The women’s collection focuses on a romantic trend with graphic tops, fringe, lace, rompers, crop tops, shorts, and wide legged pants for a feminine bohemian look. For men there will be graphic t-shirts and shorts.
Tonight the 2015 awards season officially got underway with the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. So lets just cut to the chase, the red carpet and who wore what? Here’s a look at my top 10 best dressed from the evening.
The new Apple Watch slated to go on sale this March is being called the it watch of the tech world. Not only are Apple fans all a buzz but its sleek modern fashionable design has also caught the eye of the fashion elite.
The new Apple Watch will be capable of doing everything that your iPhone does in addition to new features like – the ability to tap on a friends face pix in you contact list and give them a little shout, providing they have an Apple Watch as well.
The device will also allow you to use it to track your heart rate and blood pressure. The new Apple Watch will also offer diagnostic and coaching features not available on any other smart-watch.
Swarovski is set to unveil SWAROVSKI SHINE, the new collection that combines style with function to create a fashionable activity and sleep tracking device and a variety of coordinating jewelry. Swarovski has joined forces with Misfit, a California-based technology company, to design a distinctive line of wearable tech products.
“Observing the high tech market, we felt the opportunity to inject an aesthetic added-value that would turn useful products into on-trend accessories. Working with Misfit was a fantastic experience which ensured us the uncompromised quality we as a brand are committed to,” said Joan Ng, Senior Vice President APAC product marketing, responsible for the project.
At first glance, the pieces appear to simply be modern and contemporary jewelry. However the large faceted crystal, which is the centerpiece of the entire collection, is a faceted crystal stone embedded with expert tracking technology from Misfit. The technology is designed to measures steps; calories burned; distance and even sleep quality; and synchronizes wirelessly with an app on the wearer’s smartphone. With a simple tap, the Swarovski Shine activity tracker lights up to indicate not only the time, but also the status of activity accomplished for the day.
SWAROVSKI SHINE Activity Tracking Jewelry is available as a set, or as single products. Sets include the Swarovski Shine; a bracelet, watch band or pendant; and a sleek sport band featuring a 50m waterproof resistance, ideal for athletic activities and also to monitor sleep. The coordinating watch bands, bracelets and pendants are also available as single products that not only can hold the Swarovski Shine, but are also fully compatible with the Misfit Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitor.
The SWAROVSKI SHINE collection is currently available for pre-orders exclusively in the USA and will be available at select Swarovski boutiques in China, Hong-Kong and USA in late March. www.swarovski.com
Eddie Bauer has announced its collaboration with celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati on a limited-edition 28-piece menswear collection set to debut in the Fall of 2015. The collection fuses modern style and fit with iconic Eddie Bauer heritage to create the ultimate outdoor sportswear line, marked by uncompromising quality, multi-functionality, and performance.
“The vision for this collection was simple: create timeless, quality, essential pieces for the modern man, reflecting the same spirit of adventure and craftsmanship that Eddie Bauer has stood for, for nearly 100 years,” said Mike Egeck, Chief Executive Officer for Eddie Bauer. “Ilaria and our design team have created a collection for today’s adventurer who requires both versatility and sophistication in his outfitting.”
Inspiration for the collection started in Eddie Bauer’s vast historical archives where Urbinati researched iconic designs and classic patterns to create tailored pieces that offer unique detailing and a new modern slim fit.
The collection include a modern interpretation of Eddie Bauer’s 1936 Skyliner Jacket and 1953 Kara Koram Down Parka as well as fair isle sweaters, buffalo check flannel shirts, and chino pants with a custom-designed camouflage print using the brand’s iconic goose logo. The Nordic color palette features rich crimsons paired with deep navy and hunter green, accented by neutral grays and oatmeal colors.
“Eddie Bauer is a brand that has always symbolized quality outdoor products and has continuously pushed the boundaries on design,” said Urbinati. “I wanted to partner with an iconic American brand on a men’s sportswear collection that I could envision my clients wearing. Every man deserves multi-functional, stylish pieces to ensure they are looking their best every day, no matter their adventure.”
The Eddie Bauer limited-edition collection by Ilaria Urbinati will be available in select North American stores and online in October 2015. The collection will debut at Eddie Bauer’s Adventure House at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival January 23. www.eddiebauer.com.