Designer Collections

When it comes to powerful brand statements and instantly recognizable looks, Missoni is on top of the game. Those iconic patterns, the bold colors, the knits—the family!

©Photo: Cinzia Camela.


Ottavio Missoni was born into it—in the town of Gallarate almost exactly 31 years ago (he just had a birthday on November 10). But of course, he earned those stripes and zigzags, too; at 23 he began an immersive journey into the world of textiles, knitting, fabrics and production, and from there: the whole world. Or, more specifically the United States. No one knows his family’s business in America better than he does. He understands what women from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. are looking for, and he knows what makes them feel their most beautiful—which is why we had him curate a special selection of silhouettes from the resort collection.

And while we had the chance, we got him to tell us a little more about his life and work.



You can’t make fashion’s favorite slit-up-to-there party frocks and not know how to party.


Images via the designer’s soiree-happy Instagram feed

Belgian-Italian designer Anthony Vaccarello is known for dresses that love the female form—and for the top models and It girls who love to wear them. So it makes sense that the SPACE designer loves a good time—which is why we had him give us the party particulars in our latest SPACE story.

Like for instance, where does Karlie Kloss’s buddy go for breakfast the morning after a big bash? Los Angeles’s Sunset Tower.

Huevos Rancheros with a side of sweeping Cali vista, please.

Read: Anthony Vaccarello Knows How to Party

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Kate Bosworth. Le sigh. What a gal.


Our friends at Loewe shared this snap of her doing the hand carry (one of five ways this architectural gem can be toted) with the Puzzle Bag in suede, and the whole pink/navy/black ensemble gave us a powerful reminder jolt: Oftentimes, it’s the bag that makes the look. 

Here’s more on how to score the pieces that’ll make this sweet/chic situation your own.



The plot thickens. Remember how we told you about the Robert Clergerie x Man Repeller contest? Some lucky Instagrammer is going to Paris on their dime, and now we know who it might be.

For instance, it might be Jen Szeto, who ’grams dreamy scenes and cool-girl looks from San Fran as @windowofimagination. She’s among the four style-makers chosen by Leandra Medine and Clergerie Creative Director Roland Mouret from among the oh-so-many who attempted to hashtag their way across the ocean and into the star shoe brand’s design room. Because, yeah, in addition to just getting to the City of Light, the lucky winner gets a place at the table as Mouret and team work on upcoming styles.

robert_clergerieImage via @windowofimagination on Instagram

Here are the other three contestants, and the notes on how you can get involved in the game from here:


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“Yes, since I ‘shop’ for a living the assumption is that the perfect gift is always available and around me,” admits Sahar Sokhandan, Nordstrom’s buyer of designer fine apparel and evening collections.


Call it a job hazard for Sahar (above), but it’s a win for you; today we’re sharing her pro gift-giving insight as well as tips and trade secrets from fellow buyer Jennifer Sabenorio.



Caitlin Mociun is on the move. The Brooklyn-based jewelry designer spends an enviable amount of time traveling—up to 10 trips a year!


Jewelry designer Caitlin Mociun shares her underwater vacation photos with us

One of her most loved spots is the Cayman Islands, where she spends the day underwater, looking at magical creatures and vivid colors and getting inspired to craft delicate and edgy fine gemstone earrings and more. In this story in our SPACE pages, we talked to her about the treasures of travel and the Mociun capsule collection she created just for us. And today—right here—we’re following up with some specifics on her favorite Caribbean outpost and her favorite things to take along when she goes.



Midi dress from Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2015Black is the haughtiest color. And yet, when it comes to actually getting dressed in the morning, it is often the most accommodating and unfussy. But do you want to be the dour person dressed in all noir?

You do.

For his Fall/Winter 2015 collection, Alexander Wang looked to goth metal. That translates to an absence of color, studded accessories, ball-chain trim and exposed zippers—plus operatic vocals over grunting baritones and thrumming guitars, but not really. Like the mishmash of opposing musical influences that characterize the rock genre, Wang’s edgy fashion elements are cut with luxury materials and neo-Victorian propriety to create elegantly tailored pieces sure to outlast any musical phase.

Take the collection’s wool midi dress, which has velvet striping that flatters and accents modestly while creating an inventive play on a classic shape with its metal embellishments. A studded silk and cashmere turtleneck sweater makes cozy badass—it’s what you’ll reach for most Mondays.

If you’re not the brooding type, maybe you’re more of a joiner, then T by Alexander Wang has you equipped.



Cara Delevingne, Sam Smith, Tom Hardy and Liu Wen all wearing Burberry jacketsFor a 160-year-old company, Burberry is surprisingly spry. Last year Apple snapped up Angela Ahrendts, formerly Burberry’s CEO, to lead its retail team as senior vice president, a hire that resulted in a media flurry. And only a few months ago, electric car company Tesla recruited the British brand’s SVP to be its executive of North America sales. With tech companies poaching its top talent, it’s clear that Burberry has an enviable vision.

Here are eight other ways the storied trench-coat purveyor and celebrity favorite has made headlines in 2015, several happened just this week.

1. For London Fashion Week Spring 2016, the British company first revealed its collection on Snapchat, where it also later broadcast the runway show.

2. The label caused a stir during the Spring/Summer Men’s Fashion Week with its pretty lace shirts, a borrowed-from-the-girls play on fashion’s current obsession with androgyny.

3. This fall, the UK luxury label launched a channel on Apple Music featuring Chief Executive and Creative Officer Christopher Bailey’s picks, music from its runway shows and emerging artists. It is the first brand to do so.

4. At its Regent Street flagship store, Burberry opened Thomas’s, a quaint café serving traditional British breakfasts, scones and clotted cream, and lobster and chips.

5. Burberry joined the list of UK employers pledging to offer all workers a wage higher than the adult minimum to account for true living costs in London.

6. Rolling out more celebrity appearances than a Taylor Swift concert, Burberry just unveiled its Festive Film for the 2015 holiday season. Tally the pretty mugs that pop up to this T.Rex song.

7. Yesterday the house announced that they were retiring the unique labels under its brand and will use only the Burberry moniker. Say “so long” to the distinct Prorsum, London and Brit lines.

8. During the same announcement, Christopher Bailey revealed plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Leeds, which could triple the weekly British production of Burberry’s classic jackets.

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What history will remember of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Class of 2015 is they were the ones who broke the rule—the rule that there can only be one winner.

Anna Wintour, Ricardo Tisci, Rio Uribe Amanda Seyfried, Diane von Furstenberg, Aurora James, Jonathan Simkhai, Steve Kolb

The stars of this year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award ceremony

On Monday, November 2 at Spring Studios in New York, Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg announced, on behalf of a panel of judges that included Nordstrom fashion director Jeffrey Kalinsky, that due to the extreme nature of “authentic” talent in the mix, there would be not one but three winners in this 12th annual fashion competition.

We were there to catch exclusive commentary from past winner and footwear genius Paul Andrew and others, and to pass on the inspiring message from Givenchy‘s creative director Riccardo Tisci—the evening’s keynote guest.



There probably isn’t a single designer working in fashion today who doesn’t want to lay claim to the idea that he or she knows exactly what women want, but Pedro García designers Pedro García and Dale Dubovich really have it on lock.

pedro garcia spring 2016

Especially when it comes to shoes, women want uncompromising style and comfort. With a direct emphasis on both of those things, the made-in-Spain brand delivers in those categories—season after season.

We visited their Paris showroom to take a look at what that means for spring 2016.