Dallas-born, New York-based jewelry designer Lele Sadoughi is poised to become the next big thing in the costume jewelry realm.…
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Take Mad Men’s Janie Bryant, for example, who has collaborated with Banana Republic and QVC and is the ambassador for the handbag brand Koret…Peter Marino Took An Ancient Approach To Redesigning Bulgariâ€™s Rome Flagship Store [T Magazine]
He was inspired by the first architect for the boutique, even restoring a few of the original features…Dream Of Customizing A Pair Of Prada Shoes? Your Dreams Have Come True [Telegraph]
Personalize every last bit, from the sole to the color, and even the heel height.
Summertime is set to get a bit more colorful when Banana Republic and Marimekko team up to launch a capsule collection. The 25 or so pieces, featuring the Finnish houseâ€™s iconic black and white polka dots, gigantic flowers, and joyfully erratic color combos, will be hitting stores in late May. There will be tunics, dresses, maxiskirts, and the labelâ€™s Hampton pant to choose from, ranging in price from $39.50 to $140.
If a simple peruse through Lâ€™Wren Scottâ€™s latest collection doesn’t satiate, head to the Apple App Store, stat! Launching today, the smartly named Lâ€™App by Lâ€™Wren Scott delves into the behind-the-scenes design process of the designer’s work, complete with sketches, her inspiration board and the process of how it all gets made.
After five years with Banana Republic, Simon Kneen is decamping from the label. The exec vice president of design and creative director at the San Francisco-anchored company will bid adieu of December 31. Kneen’s successor has yet to be named, though according to WWD, the quest has begun.
Lâ€™Wren Scott is taking on her very first global collaboration with retail giant Banana Republic, meaning her feminine designs will finally be accessible to a larger audience. The retailer seems keen on partnering up with brands that are new to the collaboration scene, as they previously did with Issa London.
Banana Republic’s going back to school with their new Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Creative director Simon Kneen took inspiration from collegiate art clubs this season. “Overall, an arts club is as a creative space; it’s definitely not just one thing, but a multitude of things coming together, which is very modern,” said Kneen. “Thereâ€™s also a very bold graphic message here, which can be very cubistic.” Consider us intrigued.
Banana Republic is going back to its style roots by tapping into their original safari aesthetic in a new limited-edition Pre-Fall collab with Issa London. The collection will be the first time Issa London, a Kate Middleton fave known for their easy day-to-night looks and wrap dresses, has collaborated with another brand.
Simon Kneen, Banana Republic’s creative director and executive VP of design, got an academia accolade today from his alma mater, Kingston University in London. The designer’s three decades in the fashion biz earned him an honorary Doctor of Arts award from the institution. “I am really humbled to be extended this honor by Kingston University in the company of such accomplished award winners,” said Kneen in a statement. “I have been so fortunate to find a career that is my inherent passion, and to be awarded for it is truly an honor.”
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Wait patiently until mid-April for 15 summer styles