Archive for ‘Books’

September 1, 2010

Acne x Candy Magazine


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Photo: Acne

Acne has also been a brand that follows rather than leads, and their unconventional approach to fashion has made them a must-see in fashion’s circle. Now creative director Jonny Johansson is taking another unusual step in collaborating with Candy Magazine on a new mini-collection for Acne. Candy, for those blissfully unaware, is a magazine celebrating transvestism, transexuality, and cross dressing, and what better way to rejoice than with a unisex line.

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August 25, 2010

Simon Doonan x Dempsey & Carroll; Target


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Photo: Dempsey & Carroll, WWD

The real news this week may be that after a tumultuous two years, Barneys New York has finally named former Gucci head Mark Lee as CEO. But the struggling department store’s most charming and visible figure, creative director Simon Doonan, is also in the news with two new collaborations. One with stationery brand Dempsey & Carroll and another with Target. In both instances, the dandy Doonan has contributed his best asset: a never-ending inventory of clever quips. “Battleship Grey is the New Choccie Brown” and “Skinny Jeans are the New Pantyhose” are just a couple of the bon mots Doonan has chosen for his four new designs for Dempsey and Carroll stationery, with a fifth available to let you fill in the blanks.

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May 15, 2010

Anna Sui x Andrew Bolton x Steven Meisel x Jack White


It’s no secret that Anna Sui is a fashion industry darling. In 2009, Sui joined the ranks of American legends Bill Blass and Ralph Lauren when she won the CFDA Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. And now the widely admired designer is working on a book about her 20-year legacy. She is collaborating with Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton on the bulk of the text while Steven Meisel has provided the introduction and Jack White (fearless front man of the White Stripes and husband to longtime Sui model Karen Elson) created the preface. Sui herself is contributing the foreword and over 400 images of her best moments in fashion. “The process of compiling and reliving favorite memories from my career was very gratifying,” Sui told WWD. The book will be published by Chronicle Books this Fall and is sure to include images of every supermodel from Naomi Campbell to Agyness Deyn in Sui’s sometimes bohemian, sometimes rocker but always cheerful designs. See some of our favorite images from the book below.

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