Hello-Hello, isn’t it fab that Friday is upon us? Although we are guessing some snow-impacted parents are not exactly rejoicing after multiple unplanned days with the offspring.
Lots of little bits and bytes to share today, we begin with news of the Jimmy Choo tennis shoes/sneakers/plimsets/trainers/what-nots.
For those seeking a Choo for their workouts, these are available in May; there are 8 different styles with pricepoints starting at $625.
And we also have an early look at advertising for Jimmy Choo 24/7, the new collection by Choo now available at Saks as well as Nordstrom.
The 24/7 line is comprised of best-selling styles, many re-engineered (our word) to make them more wearable.
Fashion Week is off and running, getting fully underway yesterday despite impact from the insane snow and the sad death of designer Alexander McQueen. Women’s Wear Daily has a story on designers getting ready for the big week.
Tory Burch preps for her show, which is early (for the fashion world) next Wednesday, at 9am.
And the master, Oscar de la Renta.
Below left we see Tommy Hilfiger with two of his models and Thom Browne of Brooks Brothers Black Fleece. Mr. Hilfiger closes out the event Thursday at 8pm.
Other designers of note:
- Milly shows next Wednesday afternoon
- The two Ralph Lauren shows are Thursday at 10 and 11am
- Lacoste is tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 10am
WWD also previews the Lacoste fall collection, they interviewed the firm’s new CEO, Steven Birkhold. We can expect to see more advertising from the retailer, Mr. Birkhold plans to double the company’s advertising budget.
The story also explains plans to expand the number of Lacoste outlet stores:
“…opening new outlet stores to de-emphasize markdowns in full-price doors…”
Below, styles from the Lacoste Fall collection:
We are looking forward to seeing images from the Lacoste show tomorrow.
For those wondering how tough it can be at Fashion Week, below, the crush of photographers at BCBG demonstrates the BCBG Max Azria show yesterday.
Here are a few looks from that show.
Also showing earlier this week, John Bartlett (Harvard, ’85) showed his first women’s collection in years.
As described in the WWD review:
“Bartlett… had his woman dressed for a riding party at an English country manor: Tapered trousers, snug vests and plaid button-downs dominated, cut narrow and lending a tomboyish appeal.”
We liked much of what the designer sent down the runway.
Manhattanite Minnie Mortimer showed a limited collection earlier in the week as well.
Described by WWD as “pure East Coast prep” with “boarding school blazers, bloomers and dresses cut from comfy PJ-like cottons and men’s wear plaids.”
Ms. Mortimer’s designs hold appeal for us, we have spent more than a little time looking at her online shop!
Earlier this week we mentioned that Hermès was opening its first mens’-only store. That happened Tuesday as scheduled; we couldn’t resist sharing this photo of the giant tie adorning the store.
The Consort would sooner amputate below the wrist than wear the classic Clipper watches by Hermès…
… personally, we would not be offended should we find the Cape Cod watch on our jewelry tray one morning.
For today’s Pretty in Pink we show Anthropologie’s Essential Tunic.
And we also must share one of our faves from Kate Spade, the designer’s Barrow Street Anabel.
A closing Valentine’s weekend note: evidently Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford is without a date for the holiday, at least according to this story on an internet gossip site.
“”I don’t really have any Valentine’s Day plans,” Chace tells Zap2it.”
We’re guessing a few of our readers might be willing to help the young man out of his predicament.
On that note, we’re off until next time, hoping everyone enjoys a prepalicious weekend!