Fashion Week Observed
Muted oranges, woodland greens, and deep blues filled Anna Sui’s Fall 2012 collection, shown last night in the Lincoln Center tents. But the main motif was communicated in the accessories—a collection of knit hats with ears and sparkly eyes that looked like owls perched on the model’s heads, looking down on the hoi polloi all judgey-like, as if to say: “Who?”
Fashion designer Anna Sui is known for her clever and fanciful clothing–two skills she will need to combine apartments on the ninth floor of 31 West 12th Street. The 11-story 1901 building was designed by J. B. Snook & Sons for department store owner George A. Hearn as a home for his executives. How fitting! Read More
The thunder rolled and the rain poured down, but the stars were out at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema on the Lower East Side on Wednesday, July 29, for the premiere of director Ang Lee’s latest movie, Taking Woodstock, about the germinal (and very muddy) hippie concert that celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
Flowers were Read More
Before Diane von Furstenberg announced this year’s CFDA nominees at a cocktail reception at the rooftop gardens at Rockefeller Center on Monday, March 16, she wanted to welcome the designers, editors and publicists back from Paris.
“It’s good to see American designers sticking together,” she said, surveying the room. “We’re going to surf this tsunami!” Read More
At Anna Sui’s show last night, the British socialite and Nylon contributor Peaches Geldof was sitting in the front row with a fragile-looking Williamsburg boy in skinny black jeans and grungy hair. (This was not, however, the skinny Williamsburg boy, 24-year-old Harvard grad Max Drummey, guitarist of the band Chester French, whom she married last Read More
Fashion Week may be something that is supposed to have no rules, but the staff of Anna Sui still attempted to impose order on a lawless world after the designer’s packed show Wednesday evening.
"No cameras! I can’t have you shoot back here!" yelled one at the backstage entrance. The only spectators in the building Read More
Spotted—also, striped, plaid, and fringed: all said looks were spied Sunday night in a display window at the Henri Bendel flagship on Fifth Avenue. The mannequins, as much as mannequins can be, were less silently bored than articulately, deliberately insouciant: the one on the far left held in her bent left hand a petite Sony Read More
The Hills‘ Whitney Port will reportedly leave Kelly Cutrone‘s fashion PR and production company People’s Revolution during the current season of The Hills; she may depart for Diane von Furstenberg as the label’s in-house PR rep. And the cameras might follow. [The Cut, Fashionista]
Anna Sui has designed a T-shirt Read More
On Tuesday, Eric Daman, Gossip Girl‘s costume designer, will unveil his creations for Henri Bendel’s windows. Mr. Daman is recreating each of the Gossip Girls using designs from Peter Som, Anna Sui, and Gryphon. [WWD]
Polo Ralph Lauren is venturing into m-commerce, or shopping via mobile phone. [Vogue UK]
The Read More
Fall Fashion Week was a grim and violent affair. Betsey Johnson’s Technicolor pixies, Anna Sui’s mod slags, Michael Kors’ Hermès-y snots–these were but brief amuses-bouches in a long and Lord of the Flies kind of a week.
On Valentine’s Day, at approximately 9:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian National Home on Second Avenue, white-trash models toting Read More