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Feeling Things at Ann Demeulemeester

Fashion Week Journal for Thursday, March 5

There’s a joke that isn’t a joke between a few of us here at Nordstrom, and it pertains to what happens inside these sometimes new, sometimes ancient rooms in which engineering, ideas, textiles and hard work come together in the form of clothes. That joke that isn’t a joke, written in the script of the day, is #feelings, and it’s what came to mind at the Ann Demeulemeester show at the Couvenet des Courdeliers.

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Introducing Madewell at Nordstrom, and Designer Somsack Sikhounmuong on Getting into Trouble and Looking Cool Doing It

Drumroll, please! Madewell, beloved for making dressing down look really darn good, is now at with Nordstrom. You’ll find their casual cool on our site as of today, and by March 6, we’ll be rolling into selected stores with the line as well. We spoke to designer Somsack Sikhounmuong about the Madewell look and how to get it.

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NEW! Creatures of the Wind

What’s in a name? For the line Creatures of the Wind, it’s fair to say there’s music up in there.

Design duo Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters could’ve played it straight when they left the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to launch their line in 2008. “Gabier and Peters” has a nice ring to it, but give the original Johnny Mathis version of “Wild is the Wind” a listen. It’s got a certain ring, too—one that works very well as an abstracted, somewhat undercover reference point for the beautifully moody and hauntingly romantic line that we’re psyched to welcome to Nordstrom the Grove, Nordstrom San Francisco Centre, and Nordstrom.com this month.

To celebrate the launch, we talked to Shane Gabier about the music, climate, and concepts of their current Spring collection.

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Launching Online, Stella McCartney Womenswear

Today we’re celebrating the online arrival of Stella McCartney‘s pre-fall ready-to-wear collection. For autumn ’14, the British designer examines concepts of self-expression through exaggerated textures. Sustainability is the cornerstone of McCartney’s brand and is found in the form of organic fabrics and biodegradable rubber soles.

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United Nude, New to Nordstrom.com

Since 2003, Rem D Koolhaas, Dutch architect and shoe engineer of United Nude, has been constructing innovative footwear that pushes technological boundaries and astounds the imagination. The Thread phoned Rem, who at the time was traveling through China, to learn more about his point of view on conceptual shoes.

United Nude Shoes now online at Nordstrom. Photos by Jeff Powell.

Angular Proportions: United Nude Collection ‘Lo Res’ Pump (Online Only)

THE THREAD: What we love most about United Nude is that you design from a place that has no limits.
REM D KOOLHAAS: Yes, we’re designing footwear to push boundaries, to experiment… Yet as a brand we’ve grown up a lot and offer a broader lifestyle range of shoes. At the same time, we’re doing more wild collaborations, theaterlike footwear, let’s say, with people like British architect Zaha Hadid or Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen. This kind of balance between experimentation and wearability is what really keeps us awake more than anything else.

United Nude Shoes now online at Nordstrom. Photos by Jeff Powell.

Mod Moves: United Nude Collection ‘Kim’ Sandal in Gold Mirror Leather (Online Only)

THE THREAD: Your theater footwear analogy is quite thought-provoking, especially thinking of some of your designs worn by characters like Lady Gaga.
REM: The good thing about celebrities is that they want to be seen. They are the most open to join the “theater of fashion,” which is basically where people wear something to really show off and make a statement. Most people in their day-to-day life don’t really want to wear things that are too adventurous, but then you have someone like Beyoncé , who recently sent us a request and desires a state-of-the-art shoe. We have continuous requests from the stylist of Lady Gaga to design shoes for her that complement her theatrical way to perform.

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Paul Andrew, New to Nordstrom

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For over 15 years, Paul Andrew has been a silent force in footwear, crafting shoes for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Narciso Rodriguez, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. In September of 2012, the British-born, New York-based expat stepped into the spotlight with the launch of his eponymous label. During Paris Fashion Week, The Thread had a tête-à-tête with the designer at his pop-up studio near the Notre-Dame Cathedral and discovered his mission to bring the sexy shoe back.

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Tom Ford Beauty, New to Nordstrom

“I wanted really gorgeous, rich, saturated color inspired by a kind of seventies-meets-twenties hedonistic mood, a little blurred, a little sheen.” —Tom Ford

A fashion statement for the face, Tom Ford’s complexion-perfecting makeup and high-performance skincare treatments are powerful tools for transformation.

Tom Ford Beauty is a testament to the visionary designer’s desire for any woman, no matter her age or features, to have the ability to create a complete look in which her uniqueness is amplified and she appears to radiate from within.

Embrace the flawless world of Tom Ford.

For the latest and greatest in makeup and skincare visit our Beauty Blog.

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