No need to be cheesy and dress head-t0-toe in red, white, and blue (with star-shaped sunglasses… though those are sort of cute) this weekend to show your American-spirit for 4th of July. We’ve pulled together five outfits that get the job done while still keeping it chic. From super-casual to poolside-luxe, you can be sure to turn heads as you’re flipping burgers in any of these sunny denim-adorned ensembles.
1. Rebel Yell Unruly Boyfriend Tank in Neon Yellow ($68) – buy it at Shop The Trend.
2. J Brand blue cut-off rigid denim shorts ($165) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
3. Chanel Vintage Golden ’95 Fretwork CC Pendant Necklace ($1,610) – buy it at Stylebop.
4. Irregular Choice “Chica Chola” flag shoes ($199.95) – buy it at Solestruck.
1. Juicy Couture Fruit Salad Zip-up Tote in Lemon ($68) – buy it at Endless.
2. Sperry Women’s Santa Rosa Sandals ($90) – buy it at Sperry Top-Sider.
3. Manieri Stars and Stripes Patchwork Leather Belt ($168) – buy it at Forzieri.
4. Polo Jeans denim button-up shirt dress (approx $147.00) – buy it at House of Fraser.
1. Chaser Coke Muscle T-Shirt ($58) – buy it at American Rag.
2. Diesel Women’s Exposure Fashion Sneaker ($94.95) – buy it at Endless.
3. UNIF American flag cut-off shorts ($88) – buy it at Nasty Gal.
4. Juicy Couture Leather Charm Cuff ($68) – buy it at Nordstrom.
1. French Connection Denim Phillipa Dress ($39.99 on sale) – buy it at French Connection.
2. Juicy Couture Stripe Floppy Paper Straw Hat ($78) – buy it at Nordstrom.
3. Topshop red twist bandeau bikini top ($28) – buy it at Topshop.
4. Mystique White Beads Thong Sandals ($171.38) – buy it at Pret-A-Beaute.
1. Kitschen Sink Stars and Stripes Passion pendant (approx $32) – buy it at Hannah Zakari.
2. Quiksilver Sirocco cut-off shorts ($70) – buy it at Far Fetch.
3. American Apparel Baby rib crop top 3-pack ($50 on sale) – buy it at American Apparel.
4. Saskia Diez wood bead bracelet ($65) – buy it at La Garconne.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: American Apparel, Diesel, French Connection, Irregular Choice, J Brand, Juicy Couture, july 4th weekend, patriotic, quiksilver, stars and stripes, summer denim, summer fashion, Topshop, what to wear this weekend
Military jackets, camouflage, combat boots, and indestructible denim, are amongst the explosive looks for this spring’s military inspired trend. Here’s a look at some great items to give yourself a fighting start with your spring wardrobe. So get down on the floor and give me twenty, soldier!
Military Look1: (Siwy cut-off Denim Shorts – $163 and Juicy Couture Military Shirt Jacket – $198)
Go sexy with cut-off denim shorts with a frayed hem paired with a twill military jacket and heels.
Military Look2: (Forever21 Tori Frayed Denim Jeans – $29.80, Bleach Black Boot by Frye, $338.00)
This casual look with torn jeans paired with studded combat boots are all the rage without overdoing it.
J. Crew Ripstop Cargo pant, 39.99 & $69.99
Supersoft cargo in authentic cotton ripstop fabric that’s been garment-dyed and washed for over 300 minutes to get the most broken-in shades. The ultra-flattering fit is amped up with boyish details. For a boyishly sweet look, pair these up with heels, a denim jacket and sparkling jewelry.
Shop J. Crew
Vila Sasa Denim Military Jacket, $42.74
Vamp it up a bit with a cute cropped version of a military inspired denim jacket pair with a pencil skirt and long boots.
Shop Vila Sasa at ASOS
Aqua Leather Military Jacket, $179.00
The iconic military jacket in buttery soft leather is an anchor to the utility feel paired with dark skinny jeans and leather booties.
Shop Aqua @ Bloomingdales
Smythe Multi-pocketed linen-blend jacket, $650
Take a regimented approach to weekend dressing with Smythe’s olive linen-blend multi-pocketed jacket. Wear it with skinny jeans, a tank and towering heels for military chic.
Shop Smythe @ net-a-porter
Superfine Nighttime Denim Jacket, $487.00
This denim jacket with a mandarin collar and contrast canvas and knit panels add military chic to a modern sihoutte. Pair these with boyfriend jeans or harem pants and mile high booties.
Shop Superfine @ Shopbop
Bleach Black Boot by Frye, $338.00
Distressed leather combat boots with a white wash finish featuring antique brass or antique silver studs along the inner tongue adds a bad-ass touch to a pair of skinny denim jeans
Shop Frye @ Free People
Bess Studded Boots, $460.00
Bess’ black leather combat boots with gold and silver-tone studs are the cool-girl’s footwear of choice.
Shop Bess @ net-a-porter
Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal-skull Canvas Ballerina Flats,$550.00
Step into this season’s military trend in Giuseppe Zanotti’s camouflage-print khaki canvas ballerina flats with crystal-sprayed skull embellishment. Wear them off-duty to bring a touch of tough to a simple tank and jeans.
Shop Guiseppe Zanotti @ net-a-porter
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Aqua, ASOS, BDG, Bess, Forever21, Frye, Giuseppe Zanotti, J. Crew, Juicy Couture, Silence & Noise, Siwy, Smythe, Superfine
Opening Friday is FIT’s exhibition “American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion”, curated by Patricia Mears, displays the craft and intricacies of dressmaking. The show runs through April 10th.
Emerging menswear brand Spurr, designed by Simon Spurr, will be going back to its’ roots of denim related sportswear and t-shirts at a lower price point, mostly made in Italy. The higher-end collection, named appropriately, Simon Spurr, will continue to have hand-finished suits, leathers and knits all made in Italy and France.
Juicy Couture is on a jet-setting quest to make the world more juicier. They are opening up a shop at Miami International Airport in December, then traveling north to open at JFK International Airport, continuing across the pond to Taiwan’s TaoYuan International Airport and then on to Athens Airport.
Read more of WWD highlights below.
–Nikki Cho Russo
FIT Show Looks at American Dressmaking
Dresses from Rodarte, Narciso Rodriguez and Adrian's design for Joan Crawford on display at the "American Beauty Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion" show. Photo by John Aquino
The incomplete cotton muslins on display in ???American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion??? are the surest indication the Museum at FIT??™s newest show delves into the inner workings of design.
Custom patternmaker Nicolas Caito personally inspected the muslins on the mannequins for Thakoon, Proenza Schouler and Francisco Costa to be certain they were just so. That attention to detail was just what curator Patricia Mears was after for the museum??™s latest installment, which opens Friday and runs through April 10.
Rather than give a more predictable historic overview of American fashion, Mears has zeroed in on how the philosophy of beauty is relayed in the craft of dressmaking. During a preview of the exhibition Wednesday, she said, ???One of the things I wanted to do with this show was to not make it about sketching, diffusion lines, marketing or anything else. I wanted to show people who really know how to make clothes.???
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Emerging Brand Spurr Branches Out
Spurrs Spring presentation. Photo by Pasha Antonov
Spurr is branching into two collections at different pricing tiers in an effort to position itself for global distribution. The split, which will take effect for fall 2010, is the first strategic move since Tommy Fazio became president of the emerging brand designed by Simon Spurr.
Spurr will be a contemporary collection of denim-related sportswear such as T-shirts and jackets. The label is going back to its roots, having launched three years ago with jeans at Bergdorf Goodman, where Fazio was the men??™s fashion director. Spurr since has evolved into a full designer collection, but starting with the fall 2010 collections, the designer offerings will bear the new label, Simon Spurr. The Simon Spurr collection will feature hand-finished suits, leathers and knits, all made in Italy and France.
Spurr, the contemporary collection, will continue to be made mostly in Italy.
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Guez Brings New Blood To Dylan George
LOS ANGELES ??” Dylan George, the premium denim brand founded last year by Danny Guez, is looking to ignite growth with the addition of executive talent and the relaunch of its men??™s business.
Rick Spielberg joined Los Angeles-based Dylan George in October after a four-year run with Hudson, where he helped grow revenue from $9 million to $60 million as vice president. Before Hudson, Spielberg was president of Blue Holdings, which was founded by Guez??™s father, Paul, and where Danny met Spielberg before the younger Guez left to launch People??™s Liberation in 2004. At City of Commerce, Calif.-based Blue Holdings, Spielberg oversaw the denim brands Antik Denim and Taverniti So for two years.
Juicy Couture to Open Airport Shops
Rendering of the Juicy Couture shop in Miami International Airport. Photo by Courtesy Photo
The contemporary brand, which did $600 million in sales last year, plans to target customers when they travel, opening four stores at airports worldwide beginning in December. The first will launch in Miami International Airport??™s American Airlines terminal, followed by the British Airways terminal at New York??™s John F. Kennedy International Airport in January. In February, a Juicy store will open in the Taiwan TaoYuan International Airport??™s Terminal II through Juicy??™s Asian distribution partner, Lane Crawford.
The fourth shop, which is planned for a spring launch, will be in the Athens Airport Duty Free area. This store will open with the help of the brand??™s new partnership with Elmec Sport SA. The retail license and distribution agreement will allow the firm to retail all Juicy Couture collections, including apparel, accessories, footwear, children??™s wear, intimates and jewelry in Greece, Romania and Bulgaria through freestanding stores and select specialty retailers. The wholesale operation with Elmec will begin with the spring collection. The three-year deal expires on March 31, 2014, with an option to renew for another three years.
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Spring Men’s Suit Trend: Mixed Doubles
Fashion Scoops: Austrians in Tokyo… Anthropologie’s New Tie-Up…
TOD??™S IN THE SHADE: Tod??™s is about to fill one more gap in its lifestyle offerings. Just in time for cruise and Christmas shopping, the luxury goods brand will roll out a few styles of its new eyewear line to select Tod??™s flagships and opticians worldwide. The full range will debut in February. The capsule is comprised of 13 models for men and women, plus unisex ones, in acetate and metal, or combinations of the two. Colors include black, bronze, gold, silver and blush pink. Some styles are available in different sizes. The designs already have attracted fans such asJessica Alba, Freida Pinto, Jennifer Garner and Demi Moore. Retail prices for the Marcolin-produced eyewear range from $289 to $541.
FRIENDS OF MEN??™S: Men??™s wear veterans and young CFDA members came together to fete Robert Bryan??™s new men??™s wear tome, ???American Fashion Menswear.??? David Lauren stood in for Ralph Lauren, who wrote the foreword. The book combines historical images and recent looks from new American designers like Michael Bastian and Tim Hamilton ??” no doubt a result of the CFDA??™s involvement in the project. Scores of industry friends came to the Ace Hotel to congratulate Bryan. Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein??™s Italo Zucchelli and Kevin Carrigan,Phillip Lim, Richard Chai and the duos behind Duckie Brown, Rag & Bone and Shipley & Halmos all paid their respects.
OUT THERE: Dysfashional, the conceptual fashion exhibition curated by Luca Marchetti and Emanuele Quinz, is set to present two new stages in Paris and Berlin. The avant-garde show, which does not feature any clothing, will include a video installation by Raf Simons and experimental exhibits by the likes of Maison Martin Margiela, Kostas Murkudis, Pierre Hardy and Damien Blotti??re. Up-and-coming Berlin-based designer Michael Sontag has conceived an interactive installation inspired by the dressing table. Parasite, a hybrid gallery-cum-store space that will feature a labyrinth of ???wallscapes??? designed by Bless, will showcase work by emerging artists and designers exploring the boundaries of contemporary fashion.
A Dysfashional fanzine was released for the Paris leg of the show, scheduled to run at the Passage du D?©sir until Nov. 29, with a German edition to follow for the Berlin session, to be housed in the city??™s Haus der Kulturen der Welt venue from June 18 to July 18. Both editions will then be bound to form a catalogue.
HER TURN: Damir Doma, a rising talent on the Paris men??™s wear scene, is turning his hand to women??™s wear, too. The Croatian designer plans to show his debut women??™s collection on the runway during Paris Fashion Week next March. Earlier this year, Doma opened a boutique in Paris on the Rue des Arquebusier in the Marais.
Tags: Ali Zedtwitz, American Fashion Menswear, Anthropolgie, Damien BlottiÃ¨re, Damir Doma, Danny Guez, Diptych, Dylan George, Dysfashional, Emanuele Quinz, F.I.T., Juicy Couture, Klaus MÃ¼hlbauer, Koi Suwannagate, Kostats Murkudis, Lawan, Luca Marchetti, Maison Martin Margiela, Pierre Hardy, Raf Simons, Rick Spielberg, Robert Bryan, Spurr, Tod's
Black denim jeans are always in fashion. Let’s take a break from the studded, zippered, distressed and splattered with some sleeker looks without all the extra bells and whistles.
Levi's Capitol E
High (left): Levi’s Capitol E Skimmer Skinny Jeans, $178.00
These Levi’s Capitol E Skimmer skinny jeans are simple, chic and goes with everything.
Buy Levi’s @ Shopbop
Levi's 632 High Rise
Low (right): Levi’s 632 High Rise Skinny Jean. $58.00
Knit jersey jackets and coats are a super versatile way to add edge to pair of jeans or step it up a notch with a dress and boots.
High: Zucca Milled Jersey Long Motorcycle Jacket, $1175.00
This oversized wool jersey motorcycle jacket with silver hardware adds a soft edginess to a pair of jeans, leggings or dress.
Buy Zucca @ La Garconne
Low: Juicy Couture Motorcycle Hoodie, $168.00
A super-comfortable knit hoodie is refreshed with motorcycle jacket detailing, from the asymmetric zip front to the gunmetal chain accents along the pockets.
Buy Juicy Couture @ Saks Fifth Avenue
A Purr-fect Topper!
Leopard print is hot for this chilly season. Add a touch of animal print to your outfit for a ferocious ensemble.
High: Joseph Callas Coat, $1336.00
Short rabbit fur coat with all-over natural leopard print.
Buy Joseph @ La Garconne
Low: Pacificplex Vintage Style Leopard Faux Fur Cropped Coat. $59.99
A great alternative to the real deal!
Buy Pacific Plex @ Amazon.com
Spiegal Leopard Jacket
Super Low: Spiegal Cropped Polyester Leopard Jacket
Regularly $79 lucky breaks price $38.35, log on to www.spiegel.com/lucky to order and save 35%
Cropped length in a swing style, with cuffed short sleeves; open-front style.
Buy it @ Spiegel
Ruffle Me Up!
Ruffles are the answer to every girly-girls dilemna for a romantic twist to an edgy jacket.
High: Rebecca Taylor New Wave Suede Jacket, $650.00
Great with a body-con dress and over-the-knee boots, this crew-neck suede jacket features an asymmetrical front ruffle and an off-center zip closure. Unfinished edge at ruffle.
Buy Rebecca Taylor @ Shopbop
Low: Jolt Ruffled Faux Leather Jacket, $58.00
Fading adds a cool, worn-in effect to a fitted faux-leather jacket designed with an ultrafemme ruffle down the center front.
Buy Jolt @ Nordstrom
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Current/Elliott, Jolt, Joseph, Juicy Couture, Levi's Capitol E, Pacificplex, Rebecca Taylor, Spiegal, Zucca
Welcome to denim sale central! A new discount member’s only site has surfaced, thanks to apparel retailer Revolve Clothing. The prices are so good, that Cheap Mondays go for $26, even cheaper than you could imagine. That’s probably why they named it REWIND, because the online stock seems to be pre-inflation and pre-millennium prices. What’s the difference between REWIND and other member’s only sites? The site has featured limited time sales on certain jeans, but there’s tons of other jeans, clothes and shoes on its site that you can also purchase. It feels more like a rock-bottom discount overflow from Revolve and Forward (Revolve’s other spinoff site). Look for Acne Jeans, Citizens of Humanity, Diesel, Frankie B, J Brand, Juicy Couture, MiH, Twenty8Twelve and lots more. Apparel, accessories, handbags, and shoes, they’ve got that, too! Plenty of fashion for guys as well. You really do get a sense that you are saving 80% off on some items, like their motto dictates. And, with a $5 flat rate shipping for U.S. orders, it’s totally a good deal. Don’t pause; do the REWIND!
— Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Acne, Cheap Monday, Citizens of Humanity, Diesel, Frankie B, J Brand, Juicy Couture, MiH, Paige Black Label, Paige Premium, Twenty8Twelve
J BRAND The Doll High Rise Bell Bottom Jean, in Blacktop Wash.
In case you’re still zoning out and reliving your Valentine’s Day date — for better or worse — snap out of it now, because time is running out on sweet President’s Day deals at eLuxury. I don’t remember deals this good on this site before; but, you will save an additional 50% off regular sale items at checkout (clearance items excluded), plus receive free shipping on orders over $50. That means, you can get most of their premium denim for under $100. Sale offer ends Monday, February 16 (11:59AM PST).
RICH & SKINNY Double Trouble Bellbottom Jean, The Bay Wash, $57.50 after add’l discount.
RICH & SKINNY Psychedelic Bellbottom Jean, Rinse Blue Wash, $62.50 after add’l discount.
J BRAND The Doll High-Rise Bellbottom Jean, Blacktop Wash, $67.50 after add’l discount.
18th AMENDMENT Colbert Flare Jeans (in multiple washes), $69 after add’l discount.
JUICY COUTURE Welt Pocket High-Rise Jean, Nottingham Wash, $69.50 after add’l discount.
ACNE JEANS Tube High-Rise Jean, Birth of Black Wash, only $90.
ACNE JEANS MEN’S Mod Anti-Fit Jean, Alternative Raw Jean, $75 after add’l discount.
— Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: 18th Amendment, Acne Jeans, J Brand, Juicy Couture, Rich & Skinny Jeans