Fashion Week Observed
As much as we love Fashion Week, anyone who has ever been to the shows will tell you that it’s not an easy stroll down the tents. Instead, you have to contend with late start times, harried ticket scanners, dying electronics (due to lack of outlets at Lincoln Center/Eyebeam), and a myriad of other FW-related crises. In that spirit, we’re covering this season’s Fashion Week with YOU in mind, sending our intrepid reporters out to cover the important aspects of the shows…well, the ones that have nothing to do with the clothes.
After the jump: Son Jung Wan, Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui and J. Mendel!
12 Days of Christmas Gift Guides
On Today this morning, we had a sneak peak at designer Ralph Lauren’s#TeamUSA Sochi apparel. It’s like, why even go to Fashion Week when the fashion is so IN YOUR EYEBALLS, right here, right now?
Take a look, and don’t forget your pom-pom hat!
Observer Philanthropy 2013
From the showrooms at Salone del Mobile to the design fairs of Miami and bright lights of New York, we discover and experiences some of the most fabulous grown-up toys and indulgences. For this holiday season, we recount some of our most memorably gizmos, gadgets and pleasures for that refined bon vivant in your life. Read More
RALPH LAUREN PINK PONY SOFT RICKY
The Pink Pony Ricky Bag is the most recent addition to the collection of Ralph Lauren’s iconic accessories. 25% of the purchase price of all Pink Pony products benefits the Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation, which supports initiatives for cancer care and prevention.
Ralph Lauren’s daughter gives Willy Wonka a run for his money. Read More
Normally when you’re the scion of multi-billion-dollar global fashion enterprise like Ralph Lauren, you buy your luxury Manhattan real estate real estate under an LLC, so that the prying eyes of The Observer can’t write it up. But then again, if you’ve got a WASP-y image to uphold (and let’s face it, who needs that more than someone whose father was born with the name Ralph Lifshitz?), an Upper East Side co-op is the only way to go—and they don’t let you hide behind a shell corp.
Thus we came across Dylan Lauren and husband (as of 2011) Paul Arrouet’s names in city property records late yesterday afternoon, proud new owners of a 10th-floor co-op at 125 East 72nd Street.
The Eight-Day Week
It was a breezy and clear summer day — what better way to spend the afternoon than in Sagaponack, N.Y., at Wölffer Estates Stables, where Jessica Alba and other luminaries gathered for a Ralph Lauren girls’ fashion show.
That is, unless you’re deadly allergic to horses and, to a lesser degree, hay. Shindigger, qualified in both categories, with multiple anaphylactic episodes and ambulance rides under our belt, had taken great precaution before boarding a motor coach to the Hamptons for the merriment. A double dose of Benadryl and a few Epi-Pens clutched to our side served as armament.
Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED charity, most known for the bags the model/activist is never without, is the latest Target designer. Ms. Bush Lauren’s FEED collection for Target is quite massive and will be celebrated with a dinner at a “big red table.” The collection will help feed children and families across the country through the Read More
Twin brothers Mike and Alex Faherty are not your typical beach bums. Mike Faherty spent seven years as a designer at Ralph Lauren; Alex worked as an investment banker before becoming a vice president at a private equity firm. Yet, having grown up in the coastal town of Manasquan, N.J., their favorite childhood memories were made at the shore: navigating the waves atop a surfboard or paddleboard, and holding summer barbeques at their laid-back family home.
In the 31st-floor offices of SWW Creative, the walls are beige, the carpet is gray and the cabinets are standard-issue wood-grain. There’s no Eames armchair, no runway stills splashed across the walls, not even a lucite coffee table with a copy of Grace Coddington’s memoir. There’s not a flower in sight.
While fashion professionals are known to obsess over the color of their pens, SWW Creative’s offices are about as splashy as an insurance agency’s. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is not concerned.