Barney’s Outlets Take The Web
The wildly successful Barney’s warehouse sales will now be made accessible online. Starting February 4th, the markdown items will be available on www.barneyswarehouse.com. This means no shoving, no pulling and definitely no waiting in line. And for those who have never had the experience of attending a Barney’s Sale, it means getting to experience the amazing deigner deals for the first time!
Barneys’ Outlet Stores to Go Online [TheCut]
DKNY Re-Issues Styles Exclusively for Opening Ceremony
DKNY has re-issued some of the pieces that made them famous in the early nineties with the help of Opening Ceremony. The collection, which was made available Feb.1st is essentially curated athletic wear. All the looks, which are style by Opening Ceremony pay homage to the past, yet manages to still look fresh in equal measure.
Blume Releases Balenciaga Bio
To write a biography on a man who gave but one interview in his 74 years must have been no easy feat. However, Mary Blume has managed to give us some insight into the life of Christobal Balenciaga in The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). For one, it seems that the great couturier quite enjoyed, if not preferred working on fuller figured women. Known for inventing several new silhouettes in the twentieth century, will this new knowledge empower Balenciaga to change our body ideals, even from the grave?
When Alber Elbaz couldn’t make it to NYC to direct his Spring 2013 campaign, he took to Skype to see the blow by blow of the action. As any designer would, he gave his commentary on the models, the make-up and gave a whole-hearted stamp of approval. His reaction was so positive in fact, that footage of the Skype call was used in the final campaign. Check it out.
Alber Elbaz Skypes In to Lanvin’s Spring Campaign [WWD]
Topshop Releases a CNY Video
Any corporation worth their salt, knows that China is a huge market to be tapped. Therefore, a little sucking up never hurts. So on that note, Topshop has released a campaign for it’s Chinese consumers to celebrate them in ringing in The New Year. The ad features both an Asian and Caucasian model and is set in London, with an American gospel song in the background. Did they miss the mark or were they right on point? What do you think?