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Get Your Hands On Vetements' First Collection...

Photo courtesy of Style.com

Photo courtesy of Style.com

Style.com has partnered with Vetements to bring back the brand's iconic first collection that catapulted them into the mainstream. In 2014 the Gvasalia brothers shook fashion consciousness with their thoroughly modern and radical vision of oversized proportions - either too big or too small - and fresh, often slogan-ed, street wear. You can find the reissued collection here, https://www.style.com/womenswear/vetements/

Monse and de la Renta Shake Up NYFW

Photo courtesy of Monse.com

Photo courtesy of Monse.com

The catwalk is continuously evolving as Monse and Oscar de la Renta combine their shows this coming February. Designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia are co-creative directors for both houses, a happy home coming of sorts as the duo previously left de la Renta more than a year ago to launch Monse. This will be their debut for the former. It will be interesting to see how the lines are drawn, with de la Renta known for its Upper East debuntante aesthetic, and Monse with its more rebellious and sensual vibe.
 

Garcia insists having the shows together is easier and cost effective. The separation of ideas will be very apparent, but the two will complement each other. Alex Bowen, de la Renta's Chief Executive, wants to convey that the two are part of the same brand family. A bid to attract a younger audience for the elder brand, perhaps? Garcia and Kim will certainly evolve what we've come to expect from de la Renta, and hopefully they can infuse the new modern embraced by Monse.

 

Prabal Gurung for Pokémon

Prabal Gurung has partnered with Pokémon for a capsule collection now exclusively soldat Jeffrey's New York. The nine piece collection is fun and whimsical, with the price point ranging from $325 for a t-shirt and $1,795 for a color-block tunic dress.
"With this collection, we engage a younger clientele who still embraces our elevated sense of style," said the designer in a statement. The collection is currently online at www.jeffreynewyork.com.


 

Photos courtesy of Jeffrey New York.

Neiman Marcus to open Rent the Runway Pop-Up

Rent the Runway shop in Georgetown/photo courtesy of Rent the Runway.

Rent the Runway shop in Georgetown/photo courtesy of Rent the Runway.

In a bold move, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has partnered with e-commerce business Rent The Runway, in a bid to attract new and young customers. The first in-store boutique is set to open today in San Francisco, with more set to open in 2017. The 3,000 square foot space will showcase a rotating selection of clothes shoppers can rent, with complementing accessories for purchase from the retailer.
 

Neiman's has reported a loss in sales in the most recent quarter, and with the current trend of sluggish mall traffic, it is the first among major department stores to partner with an e-commerce rival to help boost sales. The partnership signals a response to changing consumer attitudes and hopefully reels in Rent-The-Runway's 6 million members.
 

Neiman Marcus San Francisco/photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus San Francisco/photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Mary Katrantzou: See Now, Buy Now

Brit powerhouse Mary Katrantzou has launched her own version of "see now, wear now", now available on her website and stockists worldwide. Named "November" and "May" for when the merchandise arrives in-store, the mini-collections are aimed to be seasonless and more in-tune with the end consumer. Retail buyers will be purchasing the merchandise before the look book images are released to the public. Consumers first look will be when the designs are on the sales floor, reflecting what individual retailers handpicked. Katrantzou will still show her runway collections during fashion week, but this month marks the beginning of a new calendar adopted by fellow Brit Christopher Bailey of Burberry, and American contemporaries Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff and Tom Ford.

 

November 2016 is a kaleidoscope of primary colors, with a play on necktie motifs and floras in Mary's signature textile manipulation.

For more information please visit www.marykatrantzou.com.