>> Style.com Moves On From The Sartorialist with Jak & Jil's Tommy Ton —Earlier in the week, we questioned the whereabouts of Scott "The Sartorialist" Schuman's Fashion Week blog of Style.com, which he's done for the last six seasons, but now we have our answer: Jak & Jil's Tommy Ton has taken over duties this season. His first installment from New York Fashion Week went up today, and he's supposed to be in London — which Schuman usually skips — now. [Style.com, Jak & Jil, Styledotcom Twitter]
Posts for September 18th 2009
Mario Testino has a late lunch with the Financial Times; dishes on photographing Madonna, Princess Diana and Jennifer Aniston.
Jean Paul Gaultier is rumored to be the next designer to produce a collection for Target.
Are sweatpants really the new dress pants?
London Fashion Week kicks off today. Let the 25th anniversary celebration begin.
The Wall Street Journal releases a New York Fashion Week report card.
Ralph Lauren looked to Dust Bowl era workers—"the farmer, the cowboy, the pioneer woman" according to the show notes—for his spring 2010 collection.
As one can imagine, the theme translated loosely into a whole lot of denim—all mashed up in a variety of color washes and levels of destruction. Lauren showed destroyed denim boyfriend trousers paired with workwear shirts, menswear vests and newsboy hats; pinstriped three piece suites with T-strap Spectator pumps; and Holly Hobbie housewife dresses with tight bodices and flared skirts.
For evening there were sequined nightshirts and low-waisted flapper-style dresses. Perhaps a little harder to sell was a silver gown made to look like a pair of overalls. That said, Lauren's message was overall optimistic and a celebration of what is uniquely American.
Phi is one of the few young luxury labels to be selling through this fall despite the rough financial times, and Andreas Melbostad's spring 2010 collection will no doubt continue to fly off shelves.
Since taking over the design reigns of the Susan Dell-backed brand in the spring of 2005, Melbostad has created a cult label for luxury-loving tough girls. For spring 2010 he presented a collection of black, white, and nude looks focusing on his now signature panel pant and biker jacket combination and adding a few new silhouettes—think calf-lengh body-con skirts, corset tops, and long blazers all worn with matching slouchy, stacked heel combat boots.
Metallic encrusted jeans, see-through knits, and biker jackets in white and nude, to name a few, will surely make the sold out lists this spring.