Harmon Spring Summer 2009 at OAK Showroom.
Posts for November 4th 2008
Ideeen's Spring 2009 collection was based on a dream, with each delivery marking a different stage in the experience. The collection starts out with powdery nudes and soft, feminine layering. Next, elements of darkness follow the cloud-like beginning and bring the collection into a stage where draping, color, and print are experimented with. The New York-based Japanese design duo behind this brand, Junko Hirata and Atsuko Yanase, met when they were working for designer Catherine Malandrino. With just a few seasons under their belt, Ideeen has received critical acclaim from both buyers and press. To see the Spring 09 look book, click here. To see our video of the Spring 09 Ideeen collection as part of Gen Art's runway show, click here. Check out our gallery below for pictures of the collection In The Showroom.
>> INSIDER WIRE —Tom Ford has added two more to the Julianne Moore, Colin Firth and Matthew Goode trifecta for his directorial debut A Single Man — Ginnifer Goodwin will play Mrs. Strunk, a suburban mom who doesn't share her husband's dislike of their gay professor neighbor (Firth), and Nicholas Hoult will play Kenny, a sexually ambiguous grad student who shows an unusual interest in Firth's character. Ford, meanwhile, will not be doing the movies' costumes: Arianne Phillips, Madonna's stylist and Oscar nominee for Walk the Line, will take care of that. [Reuters, Fashionista]
We came across a photo editorial with J Crew's Creative Director, Jenna Lyons, and it inspired us to get really postmodern and make a spread of J Crew clothing inspired by the photos. Lyons' home, featured in Domino magazine, fits the new J Crew aesthetic perfectly and we think it's only this kind of synthesis that could help a mainstream brand have such a wonderful comeback. From her work at J. Crew to her Brooklyn home, we are big Lyons fans.
We first learned about the contemporary brand, Complex Geometries, last Spring when their cotton hooded t-shirts and dresses started flying off the OAK shelves. Thinking this particular garment was the most brilliant of packable, easy to wear, things we wondered what else the brand had to back up their name. This Spring 09 season shows that they have, in fact, quite a lot. This brand is the young, sexy version of any department store company that attempts to sell women six garments for all of their travel needs. A young chicster, that is, might take simply a pair of jeans, moccasins, peep-toe ankle boots, and three of four Complex Geometries garments and be set for, let's see, an entire fashion week. To see the Spring 2009 look book, click here.
Stella McCartney's clothing is often just as likable on the runway as it is when it appears in stores--this is probably because she always strikes a nice balance between a unified concept (runway) and attention to individual garments (stores). We're loving the lace and navy velvet looks from her Fall 08 collection and the shearling jackets that are were so voluminous they looked like fur. Maybe that's McCartney's way of showing the industry that vegans are no less luxe. To see the Stella McCartney Fall 08 collection, click here.