Alice + Olivia ‘Dina’ Pump (Online Only)
Walking into a presentation for Alice + Olivia during New York Fashion Week is much like entering a one-of-a-kind aesthetic experience. The imaginative world of Stacey Bendet envelops you, allowing the colorful textures and architectural shapes of her designs to converge into an installation of art. In celebration of Art Basel invading the shores and streets of Miami Beach, today through December 8, we asked the avid collector of culture to shed some light on the many artful objects of her affection.
THE THREAD: What first motivated you to begin building a collection of art?
STACEY BENDET: Art is really inspiration for me. I started casually collecting things when I was younger. Each year I’ll buy one or two pieces that are really special to me because of the artist, or because of the collaboration we’re doing, or just because I’m really inspired by their work. It’s a range of things. I have a table in my office by artist Liana Yaroslavsky, who creates beautiful, unique pieces from antique chandeliers. Also I collect, obviously, paintings and other things too, sculptures, all different kinds of stuff.
The UK’s leading fashion figures assembled last night at the London Coliseum for the 2013 British Fashion Awards. Accolades were bestowed upon 16 fashion influencers, in categories ranging from Designer of the Year to Model of the Year. Find out which brands from our Designer Collections received top honors!
For some, fashion is merely a passion; for others like Ottavio Missoni Jr., it’s literally in their DNA.
Ottavio Jr., part of the third generation of the House of Missoni—and grandson/namesake of Ottavio Missoni, the man who started it all—ventured to the Pacific Northwest for the first time, where he mingled with customers at our Bellevue Square store and discussed the driving forces behind the brand’s success: family and heritage pride.
Kelly Framel of The Glamourai and Curtis Farnham, director of retail stylists at Donna Karan Collection, cohost an exclusive afternoon of style at our South Coast Plaza store in Southern California, where the pair introduce the most trend-worthy looks from Donna Karan New York‘s Resort 2014 collection.
Few fashion collectors can claim to own an early-era item from the likes of Valentino, Saint Laurent or Alexander McQueen, which is why we’re excited to introduce you to the newest member of the soon-to-be-iconic: Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung.
Now is the time to invest in this burgeoning wunderkind. Launched just four years ago, Gurung’s namesake brand has appeared in the wardrobes of everyone from Michelle Obama to Lady Gaga—a testament to his balance of timeless femininity and boundary-pushing concepts. We sat down with the New Yorker to discuss his new collection, killer camera phone skills and personal heroes.
From Betty and Veronica to Charlotte and Olympia, the American comic series Archie gets a 2.0 revamping thanks to the clever shoe and handbag designs of Charlotte Olympia Dellal.
On the inspiration behind the Archie collection: “When I was 10 years old, my best friend used to go to America every holiday and bring back Archie comics, and I still read them today,” says Dellal, who launched her London-based eponymous label in 2008. “I take a very nostalgic approach to design—the essence and sensibility of the brand come from my love for old Hollywood and movie stars of the ’40s and ’50s. Betty and Veronica are the perfect pin-ups!”
Eco. Fashionable. Fitted.
Slip on a pair of Stella McCartney jeans, now available at Nordstrom.
Each denim style is 100% made in Italy
Made in Italy: Stella McCartney Ripped Hem Skinny Ankle Jeans | Stella McCartney Skinny Ankle Jeans
Stella dons a design from her latest denim collection at the close of her spring ’14 show during Paris Fashion Week
“I believe it’s an everyday part of everybody’s life,” says McCartney. “Jeans are a timeless classic with a million opportunities to inject freshness and attitude. There are a lot of eco possibilities as well with denim, which I find exciting.”
Get ready for some exciting news: In addition to Saint Laurent shoes and handbags, we now carry the brand’s coveted ready-to-wear collection online. This includes the edgy leather jackets, polished cocktail dresses and perfectly tailored suiting that have made Saint Laurent a staple among tastemakers worldwide. Take a look at a few of our favorite pieces from Resort 2014.
Saint Laurent lambskin leather jacket
Attention Level 3 and 4 Fashion Rewards members: Starting today, you have first dibs on our fantastic lineup of this year’s Extraordinary Experiences. Here’s a snapshot of the eight exclusive packages we’ve put together.
Our Extraordinary Experiences will open to Level 1 and 2 members on Monday, November 18.
Not a Fashion Rewards member? Don’t be silly. Signing up is simple, and the benefits can’t be beat—right from the start, you’ll enjoy perks like complimentary alterations, personalized Triple Rewards Points days and early access to shop our Anniversary Sale. Learn more and apply today!
Effortlessly update your weekday wardrobe with the versatile jacket that you can mix and match with separates for a continually modern look. Take a cue from St. John and make your 9-to-5 style a little more chic with their tailored Milano knit jacket.
This tailored knit jacket features a black-and-white palette, single-button closure and curved patch pockets.
The Defining Piece: St. John Collection Crepe Trim Milano Knit Jacket
Monday: Start the week of chic owning the black and white graphic trend.
Add On: St. John Collection Dot Print Silk Charmeuse Blouse & St. John Yellow Label ‘Marie’ Stretch Twill Pants