New York based luxury brand Thuy launched their e-commerce site and started things off with a 30% off Fall sale and one-off offerings. The site will soon expand and include hard to find samples, a blog, and a section for styling tips. Vietnam born designer Thuy Diep graduated from Parsons School of Design and launched her brand in 2006. To see the Spring 2009 Thuy collection as shown during New York Fashion Week, click here.
Posts for November 18th 2008
Supima is hosting another design contest, asking emerging talent to "rethink the possibilities of fashion--beginning with fibers and fabrics". Modeled on the legendary 1954 Wool Secretariat competition that helped launch the careers of Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, this event is just now picking up steam and setting its sights on becoming an important competition on the fashion calendar. Among other contestants in last season's runway show were the designers of Form (Jerry Tam and company)--who hold their own during New York Fashion Week with or without contest-running. The Supima open call will take place this Thursday in New York and the subsequent runway show will take place in January. For more information, click here.
This Friday will mark the opening of Samantha Pleet's first free-standing store which will feature Pleet's signature line along with her own curation of accessories lines and treasures from abroad. Pleet's recent collaboration with Urban Outfitters has won her recognition outside of New York (where she has remained a downtown favorite) and so it seems fitting that the designer would mark her spot elsewhere. The pop-up space, designed by architect, designer, and husband to the designer, Patrick (Pleet) McGovern, will feature a cavernous-like atmosphere with "mystical surroundings". Check out Pleet's Fall, Spring, and Urban Outfitters look books right here.
Last night, Alexander Wang was awarded the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund award, granting him a 200,000 dollar allowance and mentorship for one year. The designers of Vena Cava and Albertus Quartus were the runners up and the two brands were each awarded 50,000 dollars and a business mentor. To see photos from last night's event, click here. To see Alexander Wang's Spring 2009 collection, click here.
A 1980's themed Reebok pop-up has opened on the Bowery in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Reebok pump. Limited edition sneakers will run Reebok fans a mere 90 dollars--not much compared to the competition.
Burberry reports a 13.1 percent increase in profits this half, however, the company articulates their concerns that there is worse to come. Burberry stated that U.S. department stores have unexpectedly decreased their re-orders.
Suzy Menkes reports on the new Yohji Yamamoto flagship recently opened in Paris and the cultivation of a new pocket of cutting edge boutiques in the area.