Public Schools Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne won the competition last year, and Marc Alary and Los Angeles-based Carlos Obando were runners-up. Given the indigo theme, each of the companies designed with J. Crew a collection that debuted for pre-order Wednesday. Alary created bluebird-accented pieces, including bracelets made from brass, enamel epoxy, leather and glass, priced from $58 to $78, and a graphic white T-shirt for $49.50. Obandos pieces included a cobalt blue stretch silk georgette blouse tied at the neck for $198, and one of the most striking pieces in the entire collaboration, a mixed-media jumpsuit with a chambray workshirt on top and and a pleated satin-back crepe pant for $498. Public School also went for juxtaposition of blues, with a faded chambray shirt with a third of the sleeves in a contrasting midnight blue fabric and rib cuffs for $218, plus an edgy menswear-inspired vest in gabardine for $178. Get them before theyre gone.
Everything! I will remember everything. This is the first fashion show we do in the United States– the organization has given us confidence and everything has been well organized and the attention has been twitter so nice, and the warmth of the city.” LR- When and where will your next presentation be? “In Marbella in June. A Luxury Weekend in Puerto Banus in Spain with great international audience, then Madrid Fashion Week in September, added Sarda. LR- Could you define your collection with just 3 words? “Elegant, innovative and flattering, said Sarda.
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The rise of the Swedish fashion phenomenon is charted in a new show in Stockholm | Fashion | Wallpaper* Magazine
‘They realised they had to listen to the needs of Swedish men and women,’says Michael Elmenbeck, co-curator and founder of Bon magazine. ‘We wanted fashion we could afford. I guess it is part of our socialist heritage. Just look at H&M and IKEA – it has shaped us.’ Elmenbeck continues: ‘As a result, everyday fashion and “dressing down” was something Swedish designers became pioneers in. Both Acne and Cheap Monday designed clothes that a young generation could afford.