Following in the stylish footsteps of Proenza Schouler, Zimmermann has collaborated with luxe e-tailer Net-a-Porter on an exclusive capsule collection. Utilising the iconic botanical prints from their Summer 2013 Swim collection, the local label has produced a line of incredibly cute floral print board shorts — set to hit the e-shelves tomorrow. The shorts come in two lengths; a shorter retro-inspired length and a longer manstyle short. The boardies will retail for approx $210 AUD and approx $220 AUD respectively. Step inside to get your first look here.
If your mum is partial to designer label (or two) it can be tricky to find her perfect present that won't break the bank. Well, we've done the (finger) footwork and have found ten gorgeous Mother's Day gifts that will bring the big-brand wow-factor but still sneak in under the $200 mark. From beautiful ear bling to designer silk scarves to keep-forever trinkets, there's bound to be something to delight even the fussies of label lovers inside. . .
The Met Gala may still be a day away, but the style set has already descended upon NYC in preparation of fashion's biggest night. And last night's party scene is proof (times three) that we're in for a jam-packed red carpet come tomorrow. To toast Dolce & Gabbana's Fifth Avenue flagship store opening, Gisele Bündchen, Kylie Minogue, and Stacy Keibler all stepped out in the label's sexy cocktail fare. Not to be outdone, Moda Operandi and Net-A-Porter both held swanky affairs, playing host to the likes of Karolina Kurkova, Kate Bosworth, and a polka-dot-clad Miranda Kerr. It was, to say the least, an evening of epic style proportions. See who wore what on the pre-Met Gala party scene, right this way. — Additional reporting by Britt Stephens
Nope, that headline is not a typo — and we're not tossing the term "designer" around lightly, either. Lately, a slew of our all-time favourite labels (Proenza Schouler, Balenciaga, Kenzo, et al) have been all over versatile pouches — purses, if you like — that we can't get enough of. Rarely coming in at over 20cm in length, these petite beauties are hard workers: use it as an everyday purse, a slim-line evening clutch, a cosmetics case, you name it, it'll work. There's never been an easier way to add a bit of designer luxe to your life. Your only problem will be stopping at one! See (and shop) our top 15 picks right now.
Our southern hemisphere placement affords us Aussie shoppers some benefits from being off-season to the fashion capitals of New York, London, Paris and Milan. While we're staring down the barrel of Winter, the US is happily skipping into Spring — which means that their trend forecasters are elbow-deep in 'Fall' trends for 2013. WWD recently surveyed a number of celebrity stylists to see what footwear trends they deem investment-worthy. Luckily for us, this works perfectly for our next shoe-splurge. We distilled the advice given by Phillip Bloch, Laura Solin, Sarah Ellison Lewis and Christie Maruka for your perusal. See our take home points below, then get a-clicking to shop the trends sooner rather than later. As in, today. Go on!
- Colours: Oceanic blue hues, wine and oxblood reds as well as any and every shade of green.
- Shapes: Block or stacked heels, 1940s styles, large-scale details, super-minimalism and flats of any description.
- Still Strong: Combat and desert boots as well as smoking slippers will remain current.
- Over: Say sayonara to neon, wedge sneakers with metallic trim and daintier styles.
Carrying through with our focus on Wool this week, I asked the editorial team to share what woven wonders they'll be adding to cart in preparation for the cooler months. Knits needn't be confined to the classic pullover (although there's plenty of those inside, too). Bow-topped beanies, fingerless gloves and luxe cashmere scarves make the cosiest of Winter wardrobe essentials. Step inside to see what the editors are investing in this season. . .
Can you believe it's May, already? The last month of Autumn means we're well and truly looking down the barrel of a dip in the temperature, so the following Must-Haves edit has been put together with the coming coolth in mind. Statement seasonal updates with trans-seasonal appeal will ensure the following ten picks are kept on high rotation well beyond the month of May. From an exclusive piece of Proenza Schouler's latest collaboration, to the perfect ankle boots, to a wallet-friendly take on this season's ubiquitous ankle-strap pump — it's all waiting for you. Ready, Eddy?
Thanks to Net-a-Porter you can now get your paws on Proenza Schouler's latest impoosible-to-find wares, via an exclusive nine piece collection that Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have put together especially for the luxe e-tailer. The goods look to deliver more of the same cool-girl aesthetic that have garnered Proenza's cult-like status amongst A-listers and industry insiders alike. Net-a-Porter fashion director Holli Rogers said of the collaboration, “Jack and Lazaro’s designs are loved by our customers around the world. We are so excited about this collection which is everything you would expect from Proenza Schouler — slick, cool and covetable, with a buy and wear now sensibility. We are thrilled they have chosen to partner with NET-A-PORTER for their first foray into designing a limited-edition capsule.”
Priced from apporximately $277 for a tee to $1,610 for a tweed topper, this ready to wear line will be sought after stuff among loyal PS fans. The line is available online now, making this limited edition offering available to over 170 countries. Credit cards, beware.
Today kicks off Australian Wool Week so we're celebrating favourite way to wear this versatile natural textile with an online edit of the ten best textured knits. A big, beautifully woven woollen jumper works double time as part of any essential wardrobe; keeping your body both warm when the temperature dips but allowing you to breathe when the sun comes out. Plus, there's nothing more comforting than cuddling up on the couch in a cosy pullover. When investing, we suggest you look for natural fibres with a high wool percentage. Opt for classic weaves with substance, like large-scale cable knits, chunky basket-weaves and Aran patterns. Knit one, pearl one, buy one!
Do you relegate denim to the jeans-only department of your wardrobe? Yes? Well, it might be time to think (and shop) outside the square. This season denim is the fabrication du jour, giving a versatility boost to your favourite off-duty staples. Button-downs are toughened up, dresses get a utilitarian twist and pencil skirts are freed of the office-only vibe. The upside of this denim domination is that coordination becomes a cinch: any colour goes with this hard-working fabric! This season's best newbie denim buys are a mere click of the mouse away. Walk this way. . .