June 5, 2013 |
The Tommy Hilfiger brand is hitting the SoCal roads this summer to promote its new Surf Shack collection of beachy keen clothes. The limited-edition collection, which is already in stores and available online, is apparently (and we quote) "inspired by the warm waters of Malibu, Australia's Gold Coast and chilly Atlantic swells in Biarritz. It's sunset drinks at the cottage, late-night beach bonfires and après surf clambakes. " We've never been to an après surf clambake, but imagine we could find something suitable in the sand-and-sea-themed capsule collection. The 12-piece women's collection includes pieces like chambray playsuits, white blazer and pleated dresses suitable for wearing over hibiscus-print bikinis or swimsuits festooned with anchors.
April 27, 2013 |
There's magic afoot in Orange County that has nothing to do with a giant mouse or a legendary berry farm and everything to do with George Esquivel and his band of craftsmen who, for more than a decade, have been hand-cobbling high-end shoes for a who's who of the well-heeled, including rock stars, NBA players, politicians and Hollywood heavyweights of every stripe. In a nondescript building off I-5 in Buena Park, pieces of white leather destined to become booties for singer Janelle Monae are being meticulously hand-stitched at one table.
February 24, 2013
Location: 157 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays Info: (310) 247-1475
February 24, 2013 |
Tommy Hilfiger has opened a 6,600-square-foot flagship store at the southwest corner of North Robertson and Beverly boulevards in West Hollywood, marking Hilfiger's return to freestanding retail in the L.A. area after a 12-year hiatus. The remodeled boutique, located in a corner storefront space once occupied by an Armani Exchange, aims for an aesthetic Hilfiger calls "East Coast traditional meets West Coast ease," with a navy blue tiled facade and brass door and window accents that make the store exterior feel like the architectural equivalent of a preppy blue blazer.
February 15, 2013 |
Alicia Keys made a surpise appearance Wednesday at the opening celebration for Tommy Hilfiger's new West Coast flagship store at the corner of Robertson and Beverly boulevards in West Hollywood. Guests at the opening included Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Julianna Hough, Drew Barrymore, Estelle, Cash Warren, Kate Capshaw, Kathy Hilton, Neil Patrick Harris and Olivia Munn. [Racked LA] And not so far away more stars celebrated Topshop's L.A. opening, too. [WWD] Fashion designer John Galliano famously got in trouble -- and lost his job at Christian Dior -- for some anti-Semitic bar rants.
February 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- The hounds-tooth check is turning out to be a trend with some serious legs this season. After first gathering steam at the Milan and Paris men's ready-to-wear shows (at Calvin Klein, Paul Smith and Versace, among others), we first spotted it running wild this side of the Atlantic at the Tommy Hilfiger men's runway show in a range of sizes and colors. (That's where we also learned, thanks to the screens flanking the exits streaming real-time social media reactions, that the Spanish equivalent of hounds-tooth is “la pata de gallo,” which translates as “crow's foot.”)
February 9, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- With Nemo wreaking rush-hour havoc outside, Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright kept the crowd happy and warm inside, serving beer, mulled wine and pretzels before their fall-winter 2013 runway show Friday night during New York Fashion Week. The look: Sixties inspired, with a little punk and grunge thrown in for good measure. A new, menswear-inspired proportion with boxy jumper dresses and quilted leather or tweed jackets worn with cropped utility pants or miniskirts.
September 12, 2012 |
NEW YORK --It was all about graphic glam on the runway when Michael Kors showed his spring-summer 2013 collection under the tents at Lincoln Center on Thursday. The inspiration: Modern architecture. Clean lines. Photos: NYFW Week celebrity sightings The look: Geometric glamour. Sixties mod. Retro air hostesses. Bold shades of sunshine yellow, palm green, poppy red and sky blue, with black, white and navy. Graphic checks and stripes. Shift dresses in leather or crepe came with interesting zipper, placket and pocket details.