Juan Carlos Obando
Oscar de la Renta
Photos: Fairchild Archive
The tweed jackets are smart and cool, and I want all of the pants from this collection in my wardrobe for spring.
From left: Patrik Ervell; Alexandr Plokhov
Borrowed from the Boys
Menswear designers Patrick Ervell and Alexander Plokhov both introduced women’s pieces into their collections for the first time.
From left: Derek Lam; Proenza Schouler
The New Modernist
A fresh take on vintage silhouettes with bold designs and mixed textures from Derek Lam and Proenza Schouler.
From left: Yigal Azrouël; Araks
A nude dress is the perfect foundation for spring’s best jackets and accessories.
From left: Suno; 10 Crosby
Black and white stripes on jackets, pants and shirting.
From left: Thakoon; Derek Lam
Especially the prints at Thakoon, where western met Maharaja.
From left: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Preen
Strong separates in frothy pastel colors.
From left: Sophie Theallet; Calvin Klein
Light knits at Sophie Theallet and the minimal sheers at Calvin Klein.
From left: Jason Wu; Proenza Schouler
Swimwear silhouettes intended for the street.
From left: Alexander Wang; Rag & Bone
Alexander Wang’s motocross jacket and Rag & Bones sporty, soft layers prove the sports trend is here to stay.
All photos: CNP Montorse
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“Hot coral is the color of the season and I love this look from Carlos Campos. The printed pajama top with matching pant under a double breasted blazer is easy breezy, and effortlessly chic.”
Gant x Michael Bastian
“Michael Bastian is the king of American cool and this season he took his prepster to the beach with a mix of stripes, plaid and highlighter yellow.”
“The new direction at Lacoste is great—sporty and minimal at the same time. This half-zip pullover is a great shade of blue.”
“The neon sneakers and the sweater tied around the waist give this Loden Dager look a 90’s sensibility, and the bright pink pants bring it into 2012.”
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A pregnant Cho
Aimee Cho knows something about evolution. Take her fashion brand, Gryphon, for starters. Founded on the idea of providing modern and chic incarnations of the classic trench coat, the line now offers all manner of quirky basics, from boxy sequin tees to military-inspired toppers.
And Cho is experiencing some evolving of her own: pregnant with her first child, the designer has traded in oversized tops for more body-conscious silhouettes, while still staying true to her comfy, cool girl look. Here Cho discusses her love of flats, the importance of making mistakes and why she is enamored of her parents’ style.
Define your style in three words: Pregnancy—comfortable, body-conscious, monochromatic; Pre-pregnancy—comfortable, body-obscuring, sparkly.
Daily uniform: Pregnancy—a comfortable but fitted dress (in stretch silk or a heavy jersey), flats, yellow leather Hermes medor watch, multi-colored friendship bracelets, YSL Arty Oval ring. Pre-pregnancy—a voluminous romantic top or a boxy oversized boyish top with short shorts or baggy jeans, flats, an element of shine (sequins, metallic brocade, beading, piled on jewelry), sweats of some kind (sweatpants, sweatshirt, sweatshorts).
Greatest hits: My engagement ring which I wear in lieu of a wedding band even though I have been married for six years because I love it so much. The original Gryphon sequin tee-shirt from Spring 2009 worn extra boxy in a size medium. Havaianas Flash flip-flops that cross over the arch of the foot.
Preferred footwear: Flats! Givenchy jellies, Nike high tops, Chanel biker boots, Bess studded boots and moccasins, the aforementioned Havaianas.
Finishing touches: SK-II cellumination cream – it’s magical. My engagement ring—I feel incomplete without it.
Nighttime look: Same as what I wear during the day. I might add a red lip – Chanel Rouge Allure in Excessive and possibly heels.
Best recent discovery: SK-II skincare products.
Favorite stores: Overbey & Dunn, Makié, Kinokuniya, Hahn Ah Rheum.
Style pet peeve: I don’t have one. “Mistakes” are a good thing. I think they keep things interesting.
Cho’s parents in the 70's.
Style icons: My parents. Their style through the decades has always been pretty cool. Right now, I like a mash-up of my mom’s early-90’s glamour (think metallic velvet leopard or Bob Mackie rose gold lace) and my dad’s mid-80’s relaxed weekend wardrobe (oversized chambray shirts, wide wale cords, suede bomber jackets). Their style in the 70’s when they met and married is probably my favorite era for them (so chic), but not something that would inspire the way I dress. 70’s silhouettes are meant for taller, leaner people (like my parents).
Last purchase: Piles of baby clothes from Makié.
Lusting after: A vacation! And the hand-painted burlap ceiling awning from Overbey & Dunn for my baby’s nursery.
Favorite haunts: Anywhere my husband goes—home is where the heart is—and my office/showroom.
Pre-pregnancy Cho: Kevin Sturman
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Fortunately, Tory Burch’s Madison Avenue flagship opening Tuesday night broke the mold. Entering the 19th century townhouse felt more like walking into someone’s ultra chic home than a retail outlet. Clothes, bags, shoes and jewelry melded seamlessly with carpeted dark wood stairs, ikat pillow bedecked chaises and tasteful nature covered wallpaper showcasing vintage black and white framed photos.
“I totally want to move in,” said Marjorie Gubelmann, echoing a sentiment heard throughout the evening.
The third and top floor even boasted a stone ground terrace lit with candelight-esque sconces. On the facing brick wall, a video version of the colorful drawings and phrases De La Vega created for Burch was projected.
The artist himself was on the fifth floor, which acted as a de facto VIP space for Burch and her guests, who mingled in a mirrored room. When asked about his collaboration with Burch—his designs decorated the back of her show’s invitations and are also a print on a capsule collection to benefit The Tory Burch Foundation—he evoked a higher being (no, not the CFDA).
From left: Beyonce; Lucy Liu
“God arranged it,” he said with a straight face, explaining that he met Tory in her downtown store a few months ago. “Become the Dream is the theme behind my work, so I stuck to that with a combination of fish imagery.”
“I don’t know. I hadn’t really thought about it,” said De La Vega, who credited another higher being with his dapper tie and jacket ensemble. “My mom dressed me. She picked out everything. I’d be a madman if I didn’t have a powerful woman near me.”
Amen. Some other powerful women soon entered the room, among them Lucy Liu, Serena Williams and Reva Robinson, Burch’s mother and inspiration for the famous flat that has now catapulted her to one name fame.
“When I was in Tokyo, they were running after me, asking me to sign their Reva ballerina shoes,” she said, laughing.
Things soon got packed on the fifth floor, so much so that one poor waiter had the misfortune of accidentally spilling half a glass of white wine on a very gracious Liu.
From left: Alice Eve; Lyor Cohen
“She said, ‘Don’t worry no one died,’” said the poor fellow, clearly still mortified. “I said, ‘You’re not the one who’s about to be guillotined.”
Burch seemed perfectly at home handling the many admirers—and that’s pretty much the idea.
“We thought it would be interesting to restore the space to look like something from the 1880s. This room was inspired by Madeleine Castaing an interior designer, and she inspired some of my apartment, so there are elements of it here,” she said, smiling when she heard how many people expressed a desire to move in. “They can—we can rent it out,” she joked.
Just after ten, Burch’s other half, Lyor Cohen arrived, along with Jay Z and Beyonce, who may be having the edgiest pregnancy ever, wearing a cut out black leather topped dress. Unexpected houseguests? In this case, I’m guessing they’d be welcome.
Photos: Billy Farrell Agency