Day: February 21, 2021

Stephen Jones Blows a Cross-Channel Kiss to France – WWD

LONDON – Lockdown has solely made Stephen Jones fall extra in love with Paris, a metropolis that’s been a second residence for nearly 40 years following collaborations with Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Claude Montana and Azzedine Alaïa.

Jones isn’t making many cross-Channel journeys lately, however that hasn’t dampened his inventive impulse, or his love for France. The designer is participating in London’s digital vogue week, with a 15-minute movie that exhibits him, collectively along with his group, making the fall-winter 2021 assortment referred to as “French Kiss” – a salute to the nation’s female mystique.

“C’est mon amour de la France,” says the designer within the movie, the place he exhibits off trendy creations together with a Napoleonic bicorn with a gently undulating rim; a lineup of darkish roses arching gently over the nostril; a satin beret and delicate, feathery designs impressed by Audrey Hepburn in “My Honest Girl,” and the Bluebell dancers on the Lido in Paris.

Stephen Jones fall/winter 2021 French Kiss assortment 
Picture Courtesy of Stephen Jones

The black-and-white pictures of Henry Clarke impressed one design that appears as if it’s able to fly away: it’s a black bowler hat with pheasant feathers like lightning

Zerina Akers’ Black Owned All the things Instagram Is Now a Full On-line Store | W Journal

Photographed by Tyler Adams. Dion Lee prime; Y/Undertaking denims; her personal earrings.

Sorry upfront to your financial institution accounts, tax returns, and stimmys, as a result of Zerina Akers has simply launched the Black Owned All the things on-line market. The famous person stylist started a well-liked Instagram account of the identical identify to focus on Black-owned vogue, equipment, homeware, and wonder manufacturers, and provides followers a possibility to help them with their {dollars}. Now, Akers’ website is a central retail hub, curated along with her Beyoncé-level model instincts.

“I wished to create an area to focus on and provides visibility to Black-owned manufacturers,” stated Akers in a promo clip. She hopes prospects can discover designers “they’ll depend on, they’ll belief, they’ll discover inspiration from,” and use the platform to exemplify “our narratives and our tales.”

Designers on the positioning are a Who’s Who of Black enterprise inventive expertise. Sergio Hudson, who dressed Vice President Kamala Harris and Michelle Obama on the 2021 Inauguration, is providing pre-orders on a model of the belt that Obama wore along with her maroon outfit. Solange-favored artist Cary Fagan of Timeless Items affords jigsaw puzzle variations of his haunting pictures, whereas consumers may cop

Saint Laurent Bag Opinions – Sundown, Cassandra, Mini Lou

Of all of the purse opinions I’ve finished through the years, the Saint Laurent posts have been a number of the hottest ones on right here! No shock, as my YSL luggage made it to my most used purses record for being sturdy, timeless, and really versatile because of convertible strap options.

Along with the types I personal, I needed to share a couple of extra basic choices under that I’ve tried on and have been severely contemplating through the years. 

The place I Purchase Preowned Designer Luggage

For these seeking to go the pre-owned route, I additionally needed to share two web sites that I’ve personally bought genuine designer luggage from and have had buyer expertise: Rebag (based mostly in NY) and Fashionphile (based mostly in CA). Between the 2, I’ll say Rebag is processing orders and delivery quicker in my expertise and replies to my buyer questions shortly. Additionally when shopping for pre-owned, remember to double test the true retail value of an merchandise as typically websites will value extremely popular gadgets above retail.

YSL Saint Laurent black Sunset cross body bag

Notice – photograph was taken pre-covid.

1. Sundown