Steven Madden Inks Deal for Olsenboye
A shoe by Olsenboye. Photo by Courtesy Photo
Distributed exclusively at J.C. Penney Co. Inc., Olsenboye targets the junior market and offers denim, bottoms, tops, dresses, skirts, shorts, jackets, handbags and shoes retailing from $20 to $50. Olsenboye accessories will be available in select Penney??™s stores and on jcp.com starting for the holiday season, with a full launch set for spring.
???We believe that Olsenboye will be an excellent addition to our growing portfolio of footwear and accessories brands,??? said Edward Rosenfeld, chairman and chief executive officer of Madden.
Shoe styles by Olsenboye include colorful suede flats and casual canvas sneakers. Handbags come in slouched shapes as well as smaller bucket bags and feature acid wash and plaid prints.
In addition to Olsenboye, Steve Madden is the footwear and accessories licensee for such brands as Fabulosity, Elizabeth and James and Betsey Johnson.
Mums the Word at Bergdorfs
Bergdorf Goodman??™s third floor was transformed into Indochine on Thursday night to celebrate a new book chronicling the downtown eatery??™s 25 years in business.
Co-host Narciso Rodriguez, who??™s held several fashion week parties at the restaurant, reminisced about his favorite spot. ???Some of the best times that I??™ve had in New York have been there,??? he said. ???I opened the book and it was such nostalgia. It was so sentimental. My friends and peers, it was fabulous.???
But when asked to elaborate about any wild nights in particular, Rodriguez was unsurprisingly mum. ???They were very fun,??? he said. ???But, like everybody else, I can??™t tell you about them.???
Lance Armstrong in SoHo: Bike Night
Lance Armstrong. Photo by Scott Rudd
On Friday night, Lance Armstrong opened the new Nike-sponsored Stages exhibit at Deitch Projects in SoHo, which benefits the cyclist’s foundation. For the show, several New York-based artists created works inspired by the signature yellow hue associated with Armstrong’s LiveStrong initiative.
Atmosphere at Deitch Projects in Soho. Photo by Scott Rudd
Ed Ruscha contributed a goldenrod painting that read ???Vital to the Core??? and Tom Sachs pimped out a cruiser bike with bottles of Cuervo and called it ???Lance??™s Tequila Bike for Girls.??? It turns out the cyclist is an avid contemporary collector (or so says gallery owner Jeffrey Deitch, since Armstrong declined to talk about the show or his charity). ???He has works by a number of these artists,??? Deitch said. ???There is a parallel between what he does and what artists do, pushing themselves to the limit and surpassing themselves.???
Deitch was pleased with the magnitude of the works on display, some of which were valued at $700,000. ???There is no group more generous than artists,??? he said. ???It??™s the nature of what they do, they share their work with the public. I see this as the start of something important.???
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