Please join Archetype Showroom, LNA & Won Hundred in supporting the earthquake and tsunami victims of Japan through a special two day designer sample sale this weekend at The Bowery Hotel.
100% of proceeds from the sales will go towards the relief efforts.
More than 80 New York-based designers have come together– including Altuzzara, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, VPL, Zero Maria Cornejo and several accessories designers– and pledged to donate ‘one rolling rack’ of their clothing for this charity event. All items will be offered at 50% or more off the retail price.
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SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 11AM - 7PM SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 11AM - 5PM
At only $88, our latest Smart Buy, this 90's era minimal navy crepe skirt, comes in this season's must have midi-length and is sure to become a closet-constant with its fuss-free ease and forever-chic appeal.
Fur, you either love it or you despise it and whatever your personal take on it may be, Vnyc has always been unapologetically fur friendly. That being said, one of us can't wait to get our hands on German design collective Bless' clever fur tailed usb device.
The compelling allure & ease of classic Jil Sander and the house's minimalist mantra have always be forever-chic in our books and with fashion's recent need for all things clean, we've been on a mad hunt for vintage scores from the designer herself. After all, what makes more sense than a woman designing for a woman?
Here's a look at some of our favorite wardrobe foundation must-haves from the original queen of all things clean, Jil Sander, before she departed her eponymous label.
It's that unpredictable time of the year where the weather is a different story every day, making it all the more challenging to dress for the moment. That time when you need full coverage that's still manageably lightweight & fresh yet flexibly pliable & comforting. Here's a look at our top choices for these in-between times...Minimalism may have come & gone quickly, but there will always be a need for those must-have, clean foundation pieces, and this sharp velvet maxi comes in a mid-weight velvet, perfect for the season's tricky weather.
Let our latest Smart Buy, this fluid tonal plaid textured Jil Sander shirtdress, work as a breezy stand-alone wardrobe essential or use it as a clever foundation for Spring's vibrant jolts of color. Its endless layering possibilities make it one heck of a smart choice.
One can't underestimate the prowess of Elizabeth Taylor & her many guises over the past seven decades. Her strength and confident sense of self will always be something to admire, and for vintage hounds like Vnyc, she will always be a source of inspiration through her many films & diverse sartorial stages in life.
Head to Vnyc's shop-in-shop & check out our latest vintage arrivals just in time for Spring at Bond 07 by Selima Optique, located on Bond street, one of New York City's most indispensable fashion corridors.
One could go on & on about how there's too much fashion too soon, and while that is true, there were still plenty of captivating collections out there to get our sartorial senses geared for next season. Here's a look at our favorites for Fall 2011.
Balenciaga Nicolas Ghesquiere has proven again & again that he's fashion's most forward thinking designer and Fall's re-working of ideas from past seasons made for quite an original, and finally wearable proposition.
Jil Sander Raf Simon's Jil Sander woman has always been the cool, collected & confident type, but Fall's harmonious blend of couture shapes and techno retro ski-inspired separates had a high dose of subtle sophistication that could work on just about anyone.
Chloe Hannah MacGibbon once again proved her mastery at the girlish Parisian codes Chloe is known for with a pitch-perfect outing jam packed with must-have leather trousers, maxi dresses and new takes on daily essentials with a fresh attitude.
Miu Miu Easy pretty isn't something one may normally associate with any Miuccia Prada effort, yet her latest take on the 40's was charmingly seductive with its fuss-free ease and novel elegance.
Missoni Missoni's Fall range was a riot of decadent fabrications, treatments, prints, textures and shapes made mesmerizing by an assured hand at the stimulating powers of unadulterated color.
Paris is & has always been the highlight of every season and Fall 2011 was full of tremendous fashion. The kind of fashion that makes us take note at what we not only want for ourselves but what we should be filling the shop with as well. Here's a look at the city's most exceptional outings...
Chloe Chloe's Hannah MacGibbon has clearly got a new found thing for snakeskin this season and her plays with leather & various skins mixed with the house's signature forever-cool Parisian girl nonchalance made for a slick parade of beautifully crafted pieces that looked simultaneously precious, energetic, and somehow quirky while all generously easy on the wear.
Miu Miu Every season needs a touch of retro flair and while Miuccia Prada has channeled the 40's many times over, her reworking of the era for Fall 2011 came with a restrained sophistication that felt achingly hip. A strong shoulder line, abbreviated proportions, graphic collars and an obi-like pouf panel at the waist made a case for straight forward, confident glamour.
Balenciaga All of the elements Nicolas Ghesquiere has been toying with over the past few seasons rigorously came together to create one of Balenciaga's most wearable collections in ages, and one of it's best. Adding a new midi-length to the line-up along with a vibrant classical floral wallpaper print worked to freshen up his articulated techno-chic propositions.
Rick Owens Last season we saw Rick Owens elevate his distinctive tribal urbanite to an intoxicating sci-fi goth-couture hybrid and Fall's layered styling of signature cashmere knits managed to elicit the kind of elusive heady glamour not often associated with his brand of modernity.
Carven In just a few seasons Carven has quite possibly become one of our favorite contemporary brands due in major part to the simple fact that everything about whats for grabs is flawlessly appropriate, impeccably styled and uniquely on trend. And that in itself is quite a feat considering the abundant market we now think it dominates(sartorially, that is). Every single look was right-on, just like our other favorites from Paris.
Other stand outs full of enough must-have product to literally break your bank many times over included Alexander McQueen, Celine, Lanvin, Loewe, Louis Vuitton, Limi Feu, Undercover, Valentino, Veronique Leroy & YSL.
A look at every single favorite Paris Fall 2011 runway look here