The designer has partnered up with leather accessories designer Zana Bayne—who previously crafted harnesses for the 2013 Victoria’s Secret fashion show and has worked on five seasons of accessories for Prabal Gurung—on a line of S&M-inspired accessories: Think pierced-looking pasties, leather key-ring tassels, heart-shaped riding crops, cuffs, collars, and blindfolds all in inky black or a blood red and, more often than not, bearing brassy studs.
“It’s funny, because some of my aesthetic is based on elements of S&M and leather culture, but this is the first time that I’ve made the actual items that I’m inspired by,” says Bayne, of the “cheeky, sexy” concept.
Did Sherlock Holmes spend his adolescent years as a Boy Scout? Miuccia Prada might argue yes. For Miu Miu pre-fall, shown in a witty installation at the Palais d’Iéna, Prada integrated elements derived from imagery of 1920s Scouts, all properly turned out in snazzy walking shorts, with a practical swagger (and a British check or two) that nodded toward the great god of Scotland Yard.
New York Times: Ralph Lauren Creates His Clubhouse
Which is to say that the Polo Bar does not resemble any major restaurant to appear on the Manhattan scene for a generation or so, and that’s fine with Mr. Lauren.
“I’m about longevity, I’m about timeless,” Mr. Lauren said, sipping a cup of his own brand of coffee. “It was not my idea to be trendy. I don’t want to be the hot restaurant. I want to be the restaurant you want to go to twice a week.”
Adidas by Stella McCartney, the original designer workout line, turns 10 this year and is celebrating by launching a new line of activewear-meets-athleisure pieces aimed at a younger audience. Called StellaSport, the new brand consists of bold yet practical pieces—read: neon-trim leggings, branded hoodies, and patterned tees—all of which boast not just the climate-regulating technology to make Spin class a breeze, but also the fashion appeal to make walking into The Juice Press post-class a moment of pride. (Honestly, how long until a juice-bar-specific street-style blog pops up?) The brand also affords the promise of sneakers, backpacks, socks, and hats, furthering its athlete-off-duty allure.
Novembre: interview with Alis Pelleschi
What emotion are you attempting to achieve with each individual piece of this collection?
All our collections generally have a notion of positivity or empowerment, although this can be delivered or represented in different ways. With this collection, we wanted to take a spin on the idea of real-life motocross babes that are kinda superhuman/sucked into a virtual reality game/spat back out again, but really exist. These bold super human mutants that have abs, ride bikes hard, are strong, sexy, skilled. But also this kind of disillusion we have with virtual gaming/internet life that we kinda become these warped versions of ourselves.