Tommy Bahama and Pendleton Collaborate for Fall 2018

Tommy Bahama and Pendleton Woolen Mills have joined forces on a new collaboration that celebrates these two iconic lifestyle brands’ love of the great outdoors and commitment to quality and style. This comes to life in the Tommy Bahama & Pendleton collection of men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, and home products. Tommy Bahama, based in Seattle, WA, and Pendleton®, based in Portland, OR, share a Pacific Northwest sensibility and a unique appreciation of the outdoor lifestyle and love of the beach and the surf.

Tommy Bahama Logo

Tommy Bahama Logo

Combining their boundless dedication to open-air living, Tommy Bahama & Pendleton features the signature level of comfort, style, and quality that Tommy Bahama and Pendleton guests have come to expect. The brands’ shared sensibilities and authentic values are exemplified in two, new collaborative fabric patterns: the Aloha Harding Print unites Pendleton’s Harding design with overlaid tropical florals and the Island Serape Stripe features a tropical leaf pattern jacquard with Pendleton’s classic blanket stripe. These fabric patterns are used in a men’s vest, cardigan, camp shirt, and swim trunk and in a women’s serape poncho, dress, blouse, swim and activewear along with blankets, coffee mugs and more. Adding to the special nature of the Tommy Bahama & Pendleton collaboration, fabrics and blankets are made exclusively in Pendleton’s own Pacific Northwest mills for this collection.

Tommy Bahama and Pendelton

Tommy Bahama and Pendelton

This year also marks the 25th anniversary of Tommy Bahama, the iconic island lifestyle brand that defines relaxed, sophisticated style in men’s and women’s sportswear, swimwear, accessories, footwear, and a complete home furnishing collection. A successful retailer and pioneer in the concept of the combined restaurant and retail sites, Tommy Bahama locations allow guests to fully experience its hospitality and the brand anthem… Long Live the Island Life.

Tommy Bahama is part of Tommy Bahama Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries, Inc. With corporate headquarters in Seattle, Tommy Bahama owns and operates over 160 Tommy Bahama retail locations worldwide, 18 of which offer a Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar.

For 25 years, Tommy Bahama’s mission has been to Live the Island Life,” said Bradley O’Brien, EVP of Product Design for Tommy Bahama. “To celebrate this milestone, we have partnered with Pendleton Woolen Mills on this unique collaboration. Warm, stylish, relaxed and approachable are the essential elements, which dovetail our two brands. It is a true celebration of the simple pleasures of living the good life on the beach, in the mountains or in your own backyard.”

Setting the standard for classic American style, Pendleton is a lifestyle brand recognized worldwide as a symbol of American heritage, authenticity, and craftsmanship. With six generations of family ownership, since 1863, the company celebrates 155 years of weaving fabric in the Pacific Northwest in 2018. Known for fabric innovation, Pendleton owns and operates two of American’s remaining woolen mills, constantly updating them with state-of-the-art looms and eco-friendly technology. Inspired by its heritage, the company designs and produces apparel for men and women, blankets, accessories, home décor, and gifts. Pendleton is available through select retailers in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Australia as well as Pendleton stores, company catalogs and direct-to-consumer channels including the Pendleton website, www.pendleton-usa.com.

Bob Christnacht, Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Pendleton said, “Pendleton is pleased to partner with Tommy Bahama, bringing to our consumers a distinctively different look, with a completely compatible collision of tropical florals and western jacquard patterns. The result, dramatic and creative fashions that reflect our similar roots and commitment to quality.

The Tommy Bahama & Pendleton collection launches on October 4th at select Tommy Bahama stores, www.tommybahama.com, select Pendleton retail store locations, and www.Pendleton-usa.com.

Vineyard Vines and Sperry Announce Multi-Season Footwear Collaboration

Vineyard Vines, the lifestyle brand best known for its smiling pink whale logo, announced a new footwear collaboration with the iconic American footwear brand, Sperry. With a shared love for the water, the two brands have partnered on a multi-season collection for men, women, kids, and baby that draws inspiration from their East Coast roots and passion for sailing. Reflecting the aesthetics of both brands—vineyard vines’ classic design approach and Sperry’s renowned craftsmanship, the exclusive footwear collection will launch with Sperry’s Authentic Original boat shoe and the Seaside Slip-on adorned with vineyard vines’ signature whale designs and unique patchwork prints. Retail prices range from $40.00 to $125.00. (Launched October 4, 2018, the premiere collection will be available for pre-sale at www.vineyardvines.com, www.sperry.com and select vineyard vines stores, followed by a more extensive Spring assortment hitting in early 2019.)

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vineyard vines and Sperry Announce Multi-Season Footwear Collaboration: vineyard vines SPERRY PATCHWORK shoes

The lifestyle apparel brand best known for its smiling pink whale logo was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented the Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offer a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women, and children.

We started our company with the mission to create quality products inspired by living the Good Life with our family and friends, much like Paul Sperry did over eighty years ago,” said Ian Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. “The Sperry collaboration is a perfect and fitting partnership between two American brands. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with the Sperry team.” Shep Murray, vineyard vines CEO and co-founder adds, “We have always been a fan of their shoes and excited for our two brands to come together.”

vineyard vines SPERRY shoes

vineyard vines and Sperry Announce Multi-Season Footwear Collaboration: vineyard vines SPERRY shoes

Sperry was founded in 1935 by an avid sailor, inventor, and intrepid explorer Paul Sperry. From the invention of the world’s first boat shoe, the iconic Top-Sider, Sperry continues its eight-decade tradition of offering innovative, fashion-forward styles that are perfect at sea or on the street. The company Paul Sperry founded in his own name is now fully rooted in the history of American style.

This collaboration represents the ultimate partnership of two iconic New England-based brands. We are excited to collaborate with vineyard vines on a capsule collection of shoes,” says Tom Kennedy, President at Sperry. “This initial release, which features vineyard vines heritage prints on Sperry’s most-loved silhouettes, evokes the nostalgia of simpler times, youthful fun, and family vacations at the shore.

Vineyard Vines products are sold in over 600 specialty and department stores worldwide, through a seasonal catalog at 1.800.892.4982, online at www.vineyardvines.com and at over one-hundred freestanding stores. Sperry is distributed in department stores and independent retailers in North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, as well as Sperry specialty retail stores and www.Sperry.com. Sperry is a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children’s and uniform footwear and apparel. For a complete look at the Vineyard Vines Sperry Collection, please visit www.vineyardvines.com or www.sperry.com.

UGG Celebrates 40 Years

Supermodel Adwoa Aboah and Fashion Designer Heron Preston to star in Global Anniversary Campaign

UGG® celebrates four decades with “UGG: 40 Years“, a global campaign which launched on October 4th. From what started as a men’s surf brand in 1978 and transcended into a fashion industry authority, UGG® continues to show what it means to live the California lifestyle by being bold, provocative and free-spirited. Adorned with boldly colored poppies, California’s state flower, the campaign pays homage to that legacy and features current ambassadors, model Adwoa Aboah and designer Heron Preston, who have played a role in the brand’s success this year.

UGG Logo

UGG Logo

Founded in 1978 by an Australian surfer on the coast of California, UGG® is a global lifestyle brand renowned for its iconic Classic boot. First worn by Hollywood royalty, fashion editors and then the world, UGG® designs and retails footwear, apparel, accessories and homewares with an uncompromising attitude toward quality and craftsmanship.

From free-spirited surfers to provocative fashion designers and California creatives, UGG has embraced bold, unapologetic individuality for 40 years,” said Andrea O’Donnell, President, Fashion Lifestyle Brands. “What the UGG brand stands for is more important than ever and this year we celebrate who we are now and look onward with excitement to the next 40 years.”AW18-40th-H-HERO

On October 4th, UGG® hosted an exclusive event to celebrate its 40th anniversary and global brand campaign at the iconic Hollywood hotel Chateau Marmont. Campaign stars Adwoa Aboah and Heron Preston were joined by Vanessa Hudgens, Teyana Taylor, Justine Skye, Luka Sabbat, H.E.R., SIMIHAZE, Hailey Clauson, Cozy Boys, Gianni Lee, Amanda Steele, Anne Winters, Neels Visser, and more to fete the momentous occasion. The event featured musical performances by H.E.R., Cherry Glazerr, and Heron Preston, and included art installations by Gianni Lee and Cleo Wade. After H.E.R. performed, she announced her role as the new UGG® brand ambassador and star in the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2019 campaign.AW18-40th-M-Neumel-SAN-W-Classic-Short-II-SAN-3-LockupAW18-40th-MW-Classic-Mini-II-SAN--Lockup

To celebrate this important milestone, the brand envisions a new future that’s still deeply rooted in its past by teaming its most popular icons with icons in fashion, innovation, and art. These unique individuals represent the next generation of UGG®.

  • Adwoa Aboah. With her bold personality, Adwoa Aboah rewrites the script of what it means to be a modern woman. A model and activist who has fronted campaigns for Chanel, Burberry, and Revlon. She challenges traditional standards of beauty, champions unconventionality, and builds a safe space for women to discuss mental health, sexuality, and body image without stigma and shame through Gurls Talk, a platform she founded with her best friend.
  • Heron Preston. A genre-bending artist, creative director, content creator, designer, and DJ, Heron Preston carves his own path in the fashion industry through his commitment toward innovation, experimentation, and unpredictability. His unconventional style has led to collaborations with Virgil Abloh, Nike, Kanye West, and the NYC Department of Sanitation. His relationship with UGG® was teased during Coachella, when Preston put his spin on a limited run of UGG® Classic II Mini boots with the designer’s signature pull tab and logo. The brand’s full collaboration will launch in 2019.

Additional cast members will be unveiled throughout the month of October.

UGG: 40 Years” was shot by photographer and visual artist Erik Madigan Heck, who is known for creating elaborate and surreal environments in his work. Heck brings a fine art sensibility to the campaign by reimagining iconic California landscapes, such as Big Sur and the Redwood Forest in saturated imaginative sets with vibrant colors and bold patterns, such as the sea of poppies, California’s state flower.

Women

Women’s Classic Short II, Classic Mini II, Ansley and Tasman II 40:40:40 in Sand

Men

Men’s Classic Short, Neumel, Ascot, Tasman and Scuff 40:40:40 in Sand

Kids

Kids’ Classic II, Neumel II, Tasman and Infants’ Jessie II 40:40:40 in Sand

UGG® also ushers in their 40:40:40 Collection to commemorate the milestone. The limited-edition collection reissues its most beloved styles in the brand’s original colorway, Sand. The capsule includes 40:40:40 branding in Women’s, Men’s and Kids’ with prices ranging from $55-$180.

The limited-edition collection is now available at UGG® stores worldwide, ugg.com and at the select global wholesale accounts while supplies last.

  • North America: Nordstrom
  • Europe: Office (U.K.), Printemps (France) and Breuninger (Germany)
  • Japan: Isetan Shinjuku

Perry Ellis International, Inc. Announces Launch of 90’s Archive Collection, ‘Perry Ellis America’

The Limited Edition Reissue Will Feature Iconic 90’S Pieces Across A Series Of Drops Through 2019

Perry Ellis International, Inc. (PEI), fashion house for the iconic menswear label Perry Ellis®, announced today the launch of Perry Ellis America®; a limited edition capsule collection of the brand’s famed sub-label, which first debuted in 1984. A homage to the original collection, PEI is exploring its archives to recreate some of its most recognizable Perry Ellis America pieces, while introducing new additions inspired by the bold logos and vibrant colors of the 90’s. The unisex collection will revisit the fashion history Mr. Ellis helped to create, by bringing 90’s streetwear staples back for a limited time for enthusiasts around the world.

Perry Ellis Logo

Perry Ellis America logo (Photo Credit: Perry Ellis)

(Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high-quality men’s and women’s apparel, accessories and fragrances. The company’s collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men’s and women’s swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution.)

From prep to grunge, to logos and back, fashion guru Perry Ellis (Mr. Ellis) defined American fashion for generations. In 1984 – in partnership with Levi’s – Mr. Ellis launched Perry Ellis America, the very first clothing collaboration of its kind. The collection fused luxury fashion with everyday classics to create a fresh, unique direction in American sportswear; a concept that would be imitated but never duplicated.

Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis America

The first limited edition 12-piece capsule will include an assortment of instantly recognizable hallmark Perry Ellis America styles, including reissued nylon tracksuits, washed denim, color-blocked outerwear, and an assortment of logo-heavy fleeces and tees. Continue reading

Children’s Brand Gymboree Launches Collaboration with Rachel Zoe

 

Children’s retailer teams up with celebrity mom and fashion designer for two-part partnership, exclusively at Gymboree stores and gymboree.com

Gymboree, the children’s retailer known for providing high quality, comfortable clothing, and accessories, is collaborating with celebrity mom and fashion designer Rachel Zoe to curate holiday looks, along with co-designing an upcoming Spring 2019 collection. This announcement comes on the heels of the brand’s relaunch and celebrates the all-new Gymboree.

Gymboree Logo

Gymboree Logo (Photo Credit: Gymboree)

To kick-off the collaboration, Zoe is featured in an exclusive video, making her favorite picks from Gymboree’s Holiday collection, now in stores and at gymboree.com. She shares the best of dressed-up holiday looks with an assortment of styles that are perfect for family photos and all the special events of the season. For girls, you can expect to see pieces with a lot of texture and shine, such as ribbon stripes, metallic jacquards, velvet, and faux fur. For boys, Zoe recommends creating a look he would be happy to wear by mixing soft knits with cozy sweaters and denim.

The second curated collaboration from Rachel Zoe and Gymboree is the Holiday Gift collection, coming in early November, which will include her top picks for boys and girls—pieces that are easy to mix in different ways and encourage individual style. Standout pieces include a metallic silver windbreaker for boys and a denim jacket with a fur collar for the girls.

In Spring 2019, Gymboree will launch Rachel Zoe X Gymboree, a limited-edition collection of clothing and accessories for both boys and girls. Zoe’s design aesthetic brings a fresh, pretty sensibility to the upcoming girls’ styles and a cool California feel to the boys’ looks while staying true to Gymboree’s signature comfort and quality style for kids.

I am beyond excited to partner with Gymboree to share my favorite pieces from their new holiday collection and to announce our upcoming Spring 2019 design collaboration. The Gymboree holiday line has something for everyone on your list––whether you are shopping for your own little ones or gifting friends. As a mother of two young boys, it is so important to consider comfort as much as style when getting them dressed for any occasion.”

Rachel Zoe’s picks from the Holiday collection will be available in stores and online at www.gymboree.com earlier this month. More information on the exclusive Rachel Zoe X Gymboree collection launch will be made available in the coming months.

Barneys New York Launches Barneys Home and Kids with Renovated Floor in Madison Avenue Flagship

Renamed from Chelsea Passage, the expanded offering will launch with a newly renovated space, Open House event, and collaboration with interior designer Ryan Korban

Barneys New York announced the launch of Barneys Home and Kids, its new home and children’s offering, in its newly renovated space on the ninth floor of the Madison Avenue flagship. Barneys Home includes all new home brands and categories, including bedding, and Barneys Kids features an enhanced kids’ clothing and shoe selection. The divisions were formerly referred to as Chelsea Passage, which encompassed both home and children’s products. To celebrate, Barneys New York will host a Barneys Home and Kids Open House event for the public, a collaboration with interior designer Ryan Korban, and additional programming and partnerships.

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Barneys New York Logo. (PRNewsFoto/Barneys New York)

Barneys New York will host the Barneys Home and Kids Open House event on Saturday, October 20, from 1 – 5 p.m. The event will showcase designers, artisans and vendors, and feature designer appearances, activations and customization experiences throughout the floor. Guests at the Open House will experience a wide range of unique activations ranging from stationary customization to kids’ manicures to food tastings.

Barney Home is now offering luxury linens from brands including Magniberg, a Swedish luxury bedding brand, and Somma, an Italian collection of linens and bath towels. Barneys will also expand its selection of Hermes tabletop dinnerware and Baccarat crystal gifts. In addition, Barneys is now hosting a pop-up of the iconic Radical Design brands, including furniture, décor, and accessories from Gufram, Zanotta, and Laboratorio Pesaro. The redesigned floor also includes a dedicated children’s footwear area with brands like Gucci, Givenchy, and Fendi. New featured kids’ clothing brands include ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo, Moncler, Neil Barrett, and more. Barneys Home and Kids products are now available in select Barneys New York stores and Barneys.com.

To continue the excitement around the new Barneys Home, Barneys New York is partnering with renowned interior designer Ryan Korban, who will curate a pop-up installation on the ninth floor of the Madison Avenue flagship. The space will preview Ryan Korban’s new furniture line, a variety of Ryan Korban décor and accessories, as well as Ryan’s picks of Barneys Home products. The pop-up will run from November 6 through the end of the month. To celebrate the partnership, along with Ryan’s new book, Ryan Korban: Interiors, Barneys New York will host a private event at its Madison Avenue flagship on November 6.

We are so excited for our customers to experience the new Barneys Home and Barneys Kids,” said Tom Kalenderian, Executive Vice President, General Merchandise Manager, Men’s, Children’s and Home, Barneys New York. “With new categories and offerings, our redesigned Madison Avenue space, and innovative events and collaborations, Barneys New York will always have something new to satisfy both design enthusiasts and stylish kids.

To shop Barneys Home online, visit here: https://www.barneys.com/category/home/N-1142dlo

To shop Barneys Kids online, visit here: https://www.barneys.com/category/kids/N-cwqgiq

Public Art Installation By Derek Fordjour Debuts This Fall at The Whitney

Half Mast, a new work by Derek Fordjour (b. 1974, Memphis, TN) will be the eighth work in the ongoing series of public art installations on the façade of 95 Horatio Street, located directly across from the Whitney Museum of American Art and the High Line. The installation marks the artist’s first museum solo exhibition.

Derek Fordjour (b. 1974), Half Mast, 2018. Collection of the artist; courtesy Night Gallery, Los Angeles

Derek Fordjour (b. 1974), Half Mast, 2018. Collection of the artist; courtesy Night Gallery, Los Angeles

Half Mast is organized by the Whitney in partnership with TF Cornerstone and High Line Art. The series has featured works by Alex Katz (2014), Michele Abeles (2015), Njideka Akunyili Crosby (2015–2016), Torbjørn Rødland (2016-2017), Puppies Puppies (2017), Do Ho Suh (2017-18), and Christine Sun Kim (2018).

Fordjour works primarily in the realm of portrait painting to create vibrant scenes that subtly address subjects of systemic inequality, race, and aspiration, particularly in the context of American identity. Half Mast, a 2018 painting reproduced as a 17 x 29-foot vinyl print, will be unveiled this fall on the southwest corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets.

Half Mast considers the recent national conversation around gun violence, speaking in particular to the surge of school shootings and to the everyday atrocities impacting Black and Brown communities in the United States. The piece offers a portrait of this complex moment in U.S. history by presenting many figures that are part of this conversation in one compressed, shared space. Seen in the crowd are law enforcement officials and civilians, including students, as well as absent figures, bodies marked with targets, and teddy bears and balloons reminiscent of street-side memorials.

Printed brightly in Fordjour’s signature graphic style, Half Mast retains a disquietingly buoyant quality while reflecting on loss and the abuse of power. In Half Mast and other work, the artist draws on the language of games, sports, and the carnivalesque, layering the canvas with humble materials—such as newspaper, oil pastels, and charcoal. His palette and use of pattern allude to Americana and Pop Art as well as the visual culture of his Ghanaian heritage.

The work speaks to the sense of unease and gross neglect that colors much of contemporary life in the United States and serves as a public acknowledgment of loss. Yet the meaning of Derek’s image can also flip. Half Mast alludes to possibilities of a civic movement or celebration and is a reminder of the power of individuals to resist and shape their everyday conditions,” says Allie Tepper, the curatorial project assistant organizing the installation.

Fordjour’s practice frequently engages with the use of public space, and Half Mast is one of two current commissions of major public work. The artist is also the recipient of a 2018 MTA Commission for a permanent installation at the 145th Street subway station in Harlem.

Derek Fordjour has exhibited in numerous venues including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Sugarhill Children’s Museum, and the Taubman Museum. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and earned a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Harvard University and an MFA in Painting at Hunter College. He currently serves as a Core Critic at the Yale University School of Art. Fordjour is the recipient of a 2018 MTA Commission for the entire 145th Street subway station in Harlem. He was awarded a 2018 Deutsche Bank NYFA Fellowship and was a 2017-18 artist-in-residence at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in New York. He will present a solo exhibition at Night Gallery in Los Angeles in winter 2019.

Derek Fordjour: Half Mast is part of Outside the Box programming, which is supported by a generous endowment from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation.