Karen Elson, fashion’s favorite fiery redhead, is the face of Kurt Geiger London‘s spring/summer 2014 ad campaign.
Photographed by Erik Torstensson.
The campaign images depict an English summer day in London’s Kew Gardens. Elegant and provocative, the latest offering of shoes elevates easy-to-wear, everyday styles and shapes.
“Spring ’14 is an ode to the English rose, fusing London-cool with designs to suit our daily uniform. Nordstrom will see exciting additions to our signature B Series stilettos, boots, high sandals, slip-ons, flatforms and flat sandals elevated with a crafty palette and materials for the art of living,” says Rebecca Farrar-Hockley, the brand’s creative director.
With spring in the air, celebrate the changing season by slipping into a new pair of Kurt Geiger London Pumps.
Designer Jonathan Adler teams up with Blake Mycoskie of TOMS for a second whimsical collaboration of shoes—and helps print-loving ladies complete the look with the introduction of sunnies. As we excitedly step into spring, The Thread chats with the New York-based potter on this latest partnership.
We were beyond thrilled when we found out the one and only Brad Goreski was coming to Nordstrom to style our kate spade new york spring 2014 lookbook.
With his signature wit and flair for the dramatic, Brad created seven unforgettable looks for spring occasions, from casual brunches to marriage proposals (!) and everything in between. While he worked, he gave us pitch-perfect styling tips to help you create your own sexy, playful looks guaranteed to turn heads and make you feel like a million bucks.
Although he was crazy busy on the set, we managed to catch a few candid moments with the maestro, including a quick conversation between Brad and one of his closest companions:
Paris Fashion Week just started, and if there’s one show we can’t wait to see, it’s Alexander Wang’s third collection for Balenciaga.* Last spring, he sent futuristic, ’60s-esque dresses down the runway, like this mini shift featured in our Spring Designer Lookbook. Be sure to wake up early tomorrow to see what next season holds for this powerhouse brand.
*We sell Balenciaga in selected stores. Call a Designer Specialist at 1.877.543.7463 for locations near you.
Whether it’s dressed up or worn casually, denim’s effortless appeal can’t be denied. AG design director and surf enthusiast Mark Wiesmayr walks us through the brand’s spring 2014 collection and, in the process, bares the infinite possibilities of this durable and ever-evolving fabric.
On why denim has a universal cool factor: “It’s a ubiquitous fabric. It was made as workwear originally, so it never pretends to be too formal, and after wearing it throughout the last 160 years, we accept indigo as being a part of the monochrome family. It’s wearable with anything. Effortless is how so many of us want to appear, and that is part of denim’s cool factor. The way denim can be treated and given so many different finishes is also a part of being able to express our own individuality, without being too far out from the crowd.”
Young, Fabulous & Broke, the California-cool brand that creates effortless fashions inspired by the streets of Los Angeles, is embracing the psychedelic colors of the ’60s for spring with their boho maxis. From striking tie-dyed hues to unassuming tie-dyed stripes, this new hippie chic is a stylish win for the upcoming music festival season.
“Tie Dye is always essential, but especially this spring! The sophisticated playfulness of the washes means it’s time to relax and let the sunshine bring us out of the darkness of winter. Springtime, bring it on! We dye for it,” says Heidi Cornell McKenna, creator of YFB.
For more warm-weather dressing ideas, check out our curated collection of the best items to take on your winter break in our Vacation Guide.
During Paris Fashion Week, The Thread stopped by the Pedro Garcia showroom, where we found our buying team hand-selecting the most essential shoes for spring.
The Art of Buying: When you’re in the business of buying shoes, you must be 10 steps ahead of the trends while also possessing an astute awareness of the styles, shapes and colors women will desire and want to wear. Our buyers get to the sole of the matter with the Pedro Garcia team.
Start the year on the right foot! Nothing says you’re resolved to leave a stylish imprint on 2014 more than rocking a superchic pair of heels crafted by British shoemaker Rupert Sanderson. The Thread phoned the London-based designer over the holidays to chat about why women are so mad about shoes, his celebrity shoe icons and how he maintains his clean aesthetic.
Graphic Allure: Rupert Sanderson ‘Estelle’ Sandal in White or Black