If I was only in NYC like last year to see how the Colette pop up shop in The Gap will work out. www.colettexgap.com
host a Colette pop-up shop adjacent to its Fifth Avenue flagship, from September 6 through October 5. Called Colette X Gap, the shop will look more like Colette’s Paris boutique than your typical excessively branded Gap, shilling the French brand’s signature candles, room fragrances, and art. The shop will also collaborate with Oakley on sunglasses, Le Labo on fragrances, and Asics on Tiger sneakers, for limited-edition stock to be sold exclusively in the pop-up. Colette has also commissioned artists and designers, like French graffiti artist Monsieur André, accessories maven Anne-Marie Herckes, Repetto, and Alexis Mabille, to revamp Gap staples like trench coats, denim jackets, and totes, also to be offered exclusively in the Colette pop-up.
The store will release new products each week, including limited-edition Gap tees by Parisian and New York artists, exclusive stationery, and other objets d’art.(Colette Pop-up to Arrive in Fall, Courtesy of the Gap — The Cut)
del.icio.us fashion links for August 31, 2008:
- Luxury brands suffer as rich guard their millions | Business | The Observer – Sales of expensive goods are finally slowing as the credit crunch starts to have an impact on the lifestyles of the wealthy, writes Richard Wachman
- the Fashion Spot – The Tastemaker – Stefano Pilati : The New York Times Magazine by Lynn Hirschberg – When he was 13, in a prescient act of defiance that would prove to illustrate his contradictory nature, Stefano Pilati tattooed interlocking male and female symbols on his arm. “My parents should have wondered about me right then,” Pilati, who is now, at 42, the designer of Yves Saint Laurent, told me in late February as he stood backstage an hour before the presentation of his fall-winter 2008 collection for women. It was a cloudy night in Paris, and Pilati, who is tall and elegant, was wearing a fitted white jacket and loose gray trousers of his own design. As always, his look was carefully calculated to appear effortless: his pants were just-so short and his nearly unbuttoned, pale blue shirt subtly matched the indigo of his socks. Pilati was chain-smoking, but he did not appear to be nervous, despite the swirl of organized chaos in the white tent, which had been erected inside the Grand Palais. Surrounding him in various stages of dress and undress was a flock of models. They all w
- Apparel insiders fear death by safe fashion | U.S. | Reuters – LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – If the best fashion inspires shoppers to buy even when they know they shouldn't, this year's crop of safe styles is sure to keep their wallets shut tight.
The apparel industry has been avoiding risky styles for a few years, hoping that will help them weather a U.S. economic slump. But industry insiders see that as the surest route to failure, pointing to a few success stories of outlets willing to try bold fashions
- European luxury goods groups defy downturn – International Herald Tribune – PARIS: European luxury-goods companies provided fresh evidence late this week that consumer-spending gloom has not yet affected buyers of high-end fashion, handbags, watches and other accessories.
- Q&A with Bruno Pavlovsky of Chanel – Fashion – Wallpaper.com – International Design Interiors Fashion Travel – We caught up with Bruno Pavlovsky, Chanel’s Président des Activités Mode (president of Chanel's fashion activities) to discuss the new Metiers d'Arts collection at London's Dover Street Market.
Need to keep on top of the updates. Will be in Maintenance mode for a bit.
EDIT: Upgrade did not go well. I will have to try again.
Sigh. I just noticed that my del.icio.us fashion links haven’t been appearing. It turns out that del.icio.us messed up their upgrade and this feature works intermittently at best. I’m looking at other options and testing one out now. We’ll see how it goes and the del.icio.us fashion links will be back, but maybe with a different name because I’ll have to ditch del.icio.us for this type of thing.
I hate IE6, it’s the bane of my existence. Thanks to crossbrowsertesting.com I was able to test out the site in IE6.
It loads the page completely now. However you will not be able to use the Search, Archive or Categories feature above the ad section.
Let me know if it works for you IE6 folk in the comments.