“FAB FIVE FAVS!” celebrates DSMNY
I’m so excited to share with you a wonderful discovery that started with a desire to provide my clients the latest in international fashion forward designs. Nothing thrills me more than being able to introduce up and coming designers with an innovative approach to fashion. Here at Dover Street Market NY I feel like I hit the jackpot! The icing on the cake was being able to catch up with my dear friend David Unich.
Mara P. and Ryan C. served me the perfect remedy for my fatigué state of being, a Pecan Brownie and tall glass of Mocha (the Guayaquil Chocolate from Ecuador is custom melted for each individual glass). This gave me the boost I needed to shop and not drop for my client!
“We wanted to create a place where people felt at home, somewhere that people came back to often and the quality of the food shone.” – Rose Carrarini.
Rose Bakery was created by Rose Carrarini and her husband Jean Charles.
The seasonal menu, which had my mouth-watering just reading it, changes daily with the Assiette de Legumes, and Rose’s Risotto with Tomato, Eggplant and Mint as two of their staple lunch items.
The ultimate fashion destination is discreetly nestled in midtown, 160 Lexington Avenue. Previously, home to Touro College and the New York School of Applied Design for Women which gives the 1909 built structure a history in education. So it’s no coincidence that the location answered designer Rei Kawakubo’s husband and business partner Adrian Joffe’s mission to be in a neighborhood “where there are no other fashion stores so that we can give a totally new identity and hence transform the area.” Dover Street Market opened it’s doors to seven floors of the crème de la crème in fashion December of 2013.
LEO SEWELL -American “found object” artist takes found objects and creates a theme around them. His collage-like sculpture is assembled from metal, wood, and plastic that he collects from trash, yard sales, and flea markets.
For those on the cutting edge, and those who want to be on the cutting edge, DSM is the ultimate educational institution with limited locations in LONDON, NEW YORK, SEOUL, and TOKYO.
While shopping for a new client, I decided to use this opportunity to feature my latest “FAB FIVE FAVS!” Thanks to David Unich, this process was a breeze! David and I previously worked as specialist for Barneys NY. After giving him a brief synopsis of my client, he was able to highlight designs that would cater to her needs. In the process, I was able to select five key pieces from the latest W/M AW14 Collections for my FFF.
MAGDA SAYEG -Street-knitting pioneer from Texas, known for “yarn bombing” random objects on city streets.
ARAKAWA & GINS -Japanese Architects “Biotopological Scale-Juggling Escalator” staircase to the 4th floor and its numerous scales, gradient effective colors, diagonal symmetry, different diameters of four serpentine handrails and different colors of steps definitely increases your awareness of your surroundings.
I think that the raw backdrop coupled with a collective of brilliant artist provides the perfect setting to make these exclusive designs shine and capture the attention of anyone curious enough to step into this creative wonderland!
My “Fab Five Favs!” reflect a desire for originality with key items that you incorporate into your wardrobe to enhance your staple looks!
ANDRE WALKER -Andre Walker is a Brooklyn based designer, fashion artist who worked for the ’80s design star Willi Smith. Andre also consulted for Marc Jacobs, Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton and created his own magazine. He’s know for his unstructured silhouettes with unconventional fabrics.
SACAI -Japanese designer Chitose Abe created this line in 1999, and spent the previous eight years working as pattern maker with designers Rei Kawakubo and Junya Watanabe at Comme des Garçons.Chitose is know for disrupting classic designs!
J.W. ANDERSON -J.W.Anderson was established in 2008. Regarded as one of London’s most innovative and forward thinking brands.
MOYNAT -Exclusive to DSM and the US
Moynat is one of the oldest French trunk-makers. Their first atelier was opened in Paris in 1849 by trunk-makers Octavie and François Coulembier. They joined forces with Pauline Moynat, a specialist in travel goods, to open the first store of avenue de l’Opera.
LYNN BAN -New York based designer of bold and provocative yet sophisticated jewelry that gives new meaning to word Armor! Lynn makes Strength Sexy and Sensual!
My “Fab Five Favs!” for men focuses on the importance to those key pieces such as that perfect blazer, a coat with personality, and the perfect scent that gives you “honey to the bee” magnetism!
1205 -Unisex line from London
Founded in 2010 following designer Paula Gerbase’s significant time on Savile Row, 1205 focuses on quality of cut, fabric and proportion, emphasising traditional craftsmanship by seeking the essential, and seeking the silence within the noise.
THOM BROWNE -American Fashion Designer and recipient of the 2006 Men’s Wear Designer of the Year Award by the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America).
RICHARDO TISCI for NIKE LAB DSM -Riccardo Tisci is an Italian fashion designer. He studied in Italy, and then graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins Academy in 1999, and in 2005 was named Creative Director for Givenchy womenswear and haute couture.
LOEWE -Loewe is a Spanish luxury fashion house based in Madrid and is owned by the LVMH Group. Loewe’s story goes back to 1846, when Madrid was preparing for two royal marriages, that of Her Majesty Isabel II of Bourbon to the Duke of Cadiz and that of the Princess Maria Luisa Fernanda to the Duke of Montpensier.
COMME des GARCONS PARFUM WONDEROUD -Japanese label Comme des Garçons has added new fragrance ‘WonderOud’ to its substantial scent line-up, in celebration of the aromatic wood, oud.
Calling it the “ultimate wood fragrance”, the brand has used notes from the organic resource for its most recent providing.
Recognized as “the black gold of perfumers”, the oud utilized is extracted from sustainably grown trees in south-east Asia, according to a statement from the label.
The unisex fragrance also concentrates the wood notes in the heart, not the base of the fragrance, providing it further hints of balsamic and honey.
It was really challenging narrowing down my “FAB FIVE FAVS!” So here are some other designers that made me want to strut the wears down the runway:
MELITTA BAUMEISTER -New featured designer
NOIR KEI NONOMIYA
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