Come autumn, footwear aficionados will see the return of a brand that disappeared forty years ago: Palter DeLiso. Reportedly, two wily entrepreneurs – Taz Saunders and Lauren Bruksch – discovered that the DeLiso trademark expired in the seventies, whereby they then bought it.
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Everyone’s favorite goth star, Rick Owens, has paired up with the German footwear giant Adidas on a collaborative capsule line. The idea is to make running shoes that suit the designer’s unconventional tastes.
In honor of Veuve Clicquot’s annual Polo Classic, held each summer in New York City, British footwear ace Charlotte Dellal — of her label Charlotte Olympia — has teamed up with the famed champagne brand on a series of limited-edition accessories. (more…)
Ahh, Italian law. It never ceases to amaze, and unfortunately, in a new round of court proceedings, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana could end up on the wrong side of it. In Milan today, a prosecutor has called for a two-and-a-half year jail sentence each for the Dolce & Gabbana designers, as well as their associate, Cristiana Ruella, for criminal tax evasion.
British footwear fixture Nicholas Kirkwood has opened his second American outpost, in Las Vegas’s shimmering oasis of consumerism: The Wynn Hotel. Kirkwood’s magnificent — if improbably high — heels are a sure bet in the City of Sin.
Just hours after the premiere of Sofia Coppola’s hotly anticipated “The Bling Ring” — you know, that crazy true story about wanton L.A. youths burglarizing the Hollywood homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and the like — another headlining robbery occurred. Approximately $1 million worth of Chopard jewelry was sticky-fingered from a safe in Cannes’ Novotel Hotel. We Cannes’t believe it!
Everyone’s favorite porny agitprop photographer Terry Richardson has narrowed his aperture on a new subject: Qatari-owned Valentino and its ubiquitous “rock-stud” accessories.
Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. It’s an intimidating name, perhaps not so much to American ears, but certainly in Europe and, increasingly, Asia. The London-based school is most recognized for its fashion programs, from which countless all-stars — Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Phoebe Philo, Riccardo Tisci, Christopher Kane — have matriculated. Yet it also boasts pathways in everything from fine art (for example, Kashmiri artist Raqib Shaw is a graduate) to acting to graphic design. And now, another high grade can be added to the university’s report card: the launch of a full-scale student-produced magazine, celebrating all the creative disciplines under Saint Martins’ gilded skylights.
Valentino is shooting for the stars with its upcoming Manhattan flagship, set to open next year in the city’s old Takashimaya Building. If you’ve ever walked along 5th Avenue between 54th and 55th streets, you’ll recognize the place – it’s a gigantic, monolithic structure, replete with floor-to-ceiling paned glass windows.
Designers Katie Hillier and Markus Lupfer have partnered to create an exclusive capsule collection for mega e-tailer Net-A-Porter. The collaboration features five sweaters that seamlessly blend Hillier’s quirky Animalia charm with Lupfer’s bedazzled cashmeres.