Janie And Jack Announces Exclusive Children’s Fashion Collaboration With Aerin Lauder

Limited Edition Looks Now Available at JanieandJack.com and Stores Nationwide

Children fashion brand, Janie and Jack, has partnered with Aerin Lauder, founder of luxury lifestyle brand, AERIN, Style & Image Director at Estee Lauder and mother of two, on a limited edition collection of clothing, accessories, and shoes. As Aerin’s first foray into children apparel, the AERIN x Janie and Jack Resort Collection was inspired by Lauder’s refined, modern-day style and Janie and Jack’sclassic silhouettes, featuring a variety of pieces that combine light and bright prints and patterns with a sophisticated sensibility.

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“I’ve always admired Janie and Jack’s point of view on children’s fashion. Fun, modern and playful,” said Aerin Lauder. “Being a mother of two, I’ve always been drawn to the children’s industry and I am very excited to be launching this playful collaboration.

The AERIN x Janie and Jack Resort Collection feature signature watercolor and palm prints in pastel shades, with coordinating looks for girl and boy. Incorporating of-the-moment details for girls, the selection of rompers, dresses, and swimwear includes eyelet, embroidery, and ruffles. Favorite pieces for boys include classic linen separates, cotton shirts and shorts in an allover palm tree embroidered pattern, as well as swim trunks instriped and palm prints, perfect for warm weather getaways. Standout accessories complete the resort collection, featuring hats and straw bags, accented with colorful florals, along with sandals, sunglasses, and hair bows.

 JANIE AND JACK ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE CHILDREN’S FASHION COLLABORATION WITH AERIN LAUDER

Rounding out the collection with newborn styles, the Heirloom assortment features limited edition keepsake gifts. Treasured items such as silver cups, rattles and frames, and the softest take-me-home styles in light blue and pink hues are all packaged in a keepsake watercolor-printed box.

JANIE AND JACK announce EXCLUSIVE CHILDREN’S FASHION COLLABORATION WITH AERIN LAUDER: Incorporating of-the-moment details for girls, the selection of rompers, dresses, and swimwear include eyelet, embroidery, and ruffles.

Weare very excited to debut our collaboration with iconic tastemakerAerin Lauder,” said ShellyWalsh, SVP and General Manager of Janie and Jack.”Aerininspires so many with her beautiful, modern and refined style, and we are thrilled for Janie and Jack to be her partner for her first collection of clothing and accessories for children.”

JANIE AND JACK announce EXCLUSIVE CHILDREN’S FASHION COLLABORATION WITH AERIN LAUDER:  Favorite pieces for boys include classic linen separates, cotton shirts and shorts in an allover palm tree embroidered pattern, as well as swim trunks in striped and palm prints, perfect for warm weather getaways.

AERIN is a global luxury lifestyle brand inspired by the signature style of its founder, Aerin Lauder. Based on the premise that living beautifully should be effortless, the brand develops curated collections in the worlds of beauty, fashion, accessories, and homedécor. With a passion for art, travel, fashion, and design, Aerin’sown lifestyle serves as a focal point of inspiration for the brand. Classic, but always with a modern point of view, every piece is created to make life more beautiful, with a sense of ease and refinement.

Janie and Jack is a leader in children’s fashion. The iconic design house offers a modern take on classic silhouettes and a sophisticated sensibility. Janie and Jack are known for outstanding style and quality, with great care given to every detail. From the perfect baby gifts to the favorite pieces in a child’s wardrobe, Janie and Jack’s clothes make every day extraordinary. (VisitJanie and Jack shops nationwide for children’s clothing sizes 0–6years and janieandjack.com for sizes through 12 years.)

The limited edition collection includes over 60 pieces and is offered in sizes 0-3 months up to size 6 in Janie and Jack stores nationwide and up to size 12 online at www.janieandjack.com.For more information on the AERIN x Janie and Jack Collection, please visit https://www.janieandjack.com/aerin, and join the conversation on social media by tagging @janieandjack@Aerinand #AerinXJanieandJack.

Gap Launches its 2018 Limited-Edition Collection with GQ Featuring the ‘Coolest Designers on the Planet’

Balmain, Dsquared2, MSGM, No Vacancy Inn, Officine Générale, OpeningCeremony, Stampd, and Surf is Dead Create Limited-Edition Sweatshirts, Available at Select Gap Stores and Gap.com

Gap + GQ Balmain Pullover Hoodie

Gap, with GQ Magazine, launched the new exclusive menswear collection of GQ’s ‘Coolest Designers on the Planet.’ The program, which recognizes menswear designers, has expanded to feature international talent from around the globe. This year, Gap invited Balmain, Dsquared2, MSGM, No Vacancy Inn, Officine Générale, Opening Ceremony, Stampd and Surf is Dead to design their take on the classic Gap sweatshirt.

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This year, we took a fresh approach to our GQ for Gap collaboration,” says John Caruso, Gap VP of Men’s Design. “Our Gap hoodie and crewneck sweatshirts are iconic American staples that have appeared in countless ad campaigns and editorials. We are so excited to show our customers how each designer re-invents this classic.”

GQ’s Best New Menswear Designers in America project, which was established in 2007, works to advance and bring attention to emerging American menswear designers. The recognized designers were selected by GQ editor-in-chief, Jim Nelson, creative director-at-large Jim Moore, and the magazine’s fashion editors, and took part in a mentoring program led by GQ and Gap.

“This year’s collection spotlights the iconic Gap sweatshirt, with collaborations from menswear’s most exciting names,” says Neilson. “It represents the very best of the Coolest Designers on the Planet program and the global influence of menswear in the thing we all really want to wear: a classic sweatshirt.”

Gap + GQ Surf is Dead Pullover Hoodie

The GQ for Gap collection consists of eight sweatshirts, one crewneck and seven hoodies, created by the eight designers. Designed to their brand aesthetic, each designer incorporated their own logo alongside the Gap logo with custom color palette, graphics, and silhouette. For example, the MSGMfor GQ for Gap x MSGM is oversized, featuring a double hood in a red and white color palette while GQ for Gap x Surf is Dead is a boxy silhouette in gray with neon graphics and dolman sleeves. The collection is available starting today, at selectGap stores in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and throughout Europe. It will also be available online atwww.gap.com/gq. The collection prices range from $78 to $148.

As part of this year’s program, GQ will be making donations on behalf of each designer to the following organizations:

  • Balmain: (RED), working to eradicate HIV/AIDS
  • Opening Ceremony: Destination Tomorrow, a non-profit for LGBTQ+ youth in the Bronx
  • STAMPD: Ride2Revive, provides ill children with memorable and adrenaline-filled driving experiences meant to distract them from their health related struggles and revitalize their senses
  • Surf is Dead: Miracle Babies, devoted to providing financial assistance and supportive services to parents of sick newborns
  • No Vacancy Inn: Flint Kids Fund, working to help the children of Flint, Michigan who have been exposed to lead in their drinking water
  • DSQUARED2: The Center, the heart and home of NYC’s LGBT community
  • MSGM: Pane Quotidiano, an over 100-year-old Italian-based organization that provides free food to the poor on a daily basis
  • Officine Générale: The Bibi Fund, dedicated to curing cancer in children

For more information on ‘The Coolest Designers on the Planet,’ visit www.gap.com.

kidpik Launches Pre-Styled Gift Boxes For The Holidays

Cute Outfits For Girls Who Love Fashionable Surprises

Hello, holiday 2018! kidpik, the fashion subscription box exclusively for girls, has the perfect gift for the stylish girls in your life – pre-styled gift boxes that feature the outfits in a box girls have come to love. kidpik has made it easy for gift-giving. Select the size and box you like. ‘Pik’ from six amazing gift boxes that deliver head-to-toe outfits created by kidpik’s stylists.

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Ezra Dabah and his team, known for their 30-year commitment to style, quality and value in kids’ fashion, launched kidpik in 2016 as the go-to fashion box site for girls ages 3-12, offering customized, coordinated quality fashion, delivered commitment-free to your door. www.kidpik.com 

Kidpik, the best girls’ gift box, features lots of fashion, including 6 high-quality pieces, plus a free gift, and the option to include fabulous shoes. Prices range from $68 – $128 for a great girls fashion box delivered free to her door. The gift boxes are available in sizes 4-16, with shoes in sizes 9 – 6.

We wanted to make giving a kidpik fashion box easy and fun. It’s a stunning gift offering loads of unboxing excitement,” says Ezra Dabah, founder and CEO of kidpik. “kidpik is a clothing subscription box that makes girls feel special and lets them express their style in their own way.”

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kidpik holiday gift box – trendy assortment

Girls will be thrilled to unbox fashion from kidpik’s Classic, Trendy, Active or Girly collections. Look for great kids fashion like embellished denim, cozy and plush faux-fur jackets, dresses and skirts that sparkle. Among kidpik’s fun kids’ clothes are yummy sweaters and embellished tees with matching skinny cords and cool sneakers that go from the playground to holiday parties. It’s all a girl needs for fashion-filled holiday fun! Each box is beautifully wrapped, revealing 3 mix-&-match outfits.

Customer reviews for kidpik’s monthly clothing box number more than 11,000 with an average rating of 4+ stars, including “She loved every single piece…” “My daughter sees the box as a special treat especially for her…” and “I love the quality, style, and prices and have recommended to so many people!

Likewise, girls and their moms love the personalized selection of coordinated outfits that are on-trend and age appropriate. There are no stylist fees or shipping costs. Kidpik is risk-free. Exciting unboxing videos on social media reveal the joy of opening a kidpik fashion box.

If you are looking for cute kids clothes for the holidays, look to kidpik.com – the girl in your life will love you for making her super stylish this holiday season.

Denver Art Museum To Debut First Major U.S. Retrospective Of The House Of Dior

Dior: From Paris to the World will celebrate more than 70 years of the French house’s enduring legacy

Soon to open to the public, The Denver Art Museum (DAM) will be home to the U.S. presentation of Dior: From Paris to the World, an exhibition surveying more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. A selection of more than 200 haute couture dresses, as well as accessories, photographs, original sketches, runway videos, and other archival material, will trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house. The DAM’s presentation of Dior: From Paris to the World will be on view in the Anschutz and Martin and McCormick galleries on level two of the Hamilton Building.DAM-logo-horizontal-green

Christian Dior generated a revolution in Paris and around the globe after World War II in 1947 with his New Look collection. Dior, the art gallerist who became a celebrated couturier, completely shed the masculine silhouette that had been established during the war, expressing modern femininity with his debut collection. Dior’s sophisticated designs, featuring soft shoulders, accentuated busts, and nipped waists, drew on his inspirations of art, antiques, fashion illustration and his passion for gardening. The result was elegant feminine contours that brought a breath of fresh air to the fashion world through luxurious swaths of fabrics, revolutionary design, and lavish embroidery. This marked the beginning of an epic movement in fashion history that would eventually lead to Dior successfully becoming the first worldwide couture house.

Christian Dior with models, about 1955. Photo André Gandner. © Clémence Gandner

Christian Dior with models, about 1955. Photo André Gandner. © Clémence Gandner

The museum will mount this major exhibition with loans from the esteemed Dior Héritage Collection, many of which have rarely been seen outside of Europe, with additional loans from major institutions. The chronological presentation, showcasing pivotal themes in the House of Dior’s global history, will focus on how Christian Dior cemented his fashion house’s reputation within a decade and established the house on five continents—Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Dior: From Paris to the World also will highlight how his successors adeptly incorporated their own design aesthetic.

Christian Dior, Bobby suit, Autumn-Winter 1956 Haute Couture collection. Courtesy of Christian Dior Couture Archives.

Christian Dior, Bobby suit, Autumn-Winter 1956 Haute Couture collection. Courtesy of Christian Dior Couture Archives.

Dior: From Paris to the World also will profile its founder, Christian Dior, and subsequent artistic directors, including Yves-Saint Laurent (1958–1960), Marc Bohan (1961–1989), Gianfranco Ferré (1989–1996), John Galliano (1997–2011), Raf Simons (2012–2015) and Maria Grazia Chiuri (2016–present), who have carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century.

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Gianfranco Ferré, Robe Hellébore, Dior Collection Haute Couture, Spring 1995. Photo ©Paolo Roversi/Art + Commerce.

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Christian Dior, Bar suit. Afternoon ensemble in shantung and pleated wool, Haute Couture Spring-Summer 1947, Corolle line. Dior Héritage collection, Paris. ©Laziz Hamani.

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Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior, Banco. Haute couture Spring-Summer 1958, Trapèze line. Smock dress in faille with a peony print. Dior Héritage Collection, Paris; Inv. 1998.2. ©Laziz Hamani.

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Marc Bohan for Christian Dior, Pollock dress. Long printed faille evening gown. Haute Couture Fall-Winter 1986. Dior Héritage collection, Paris Inv. 2015.450 ©Laziz Hamani.

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Marc Jacobs Reissues His 1993 ‘Grunge’ Collection For Special 2018 Capsule

Marc Jacobs announces the launch of Redux Grunge Collection 1993/2018 Marc Jacobs, a capsule celebrating 25 years since the iconic Spring 1993 ‘Grunge’ collection he designed for Perry Ellis. Originally created during Jacobs’ tenure at American brand Perry Ellis, Jacobs was famously fired when critics panned the 1993 show. Highlighting looks from the legendary runway show, this capsule brings the storied collection to a new time and audience.

Marc Jacobs International Grunge Collection

Marc Jacobs International Grunge Collection (PRNewsfoto/Marc Jacobs International, LLC)

25 years later, Perry Ellis International congratulates Marc Jacobs on revisiting the “first of its kind collection that changed the direction of contemporary womenswear.” (We can discuss the high hypocrisy of fashion at a later date.)

Marc Jacobs International Special 2018 Capsule

Marc Jacobs International Special 2018 Capsule (PRNewsfoto/Marc Jacobs International, LLC)

Jacobs decided to reintroduce the historic collection for 2018, this time for his eponymous label, saying: “The ‘Grunge’ collection epitomized the first time in my professional career I was unwavering in my determination to see my vision come to life on the runway, without creative compromise.” 26 key looks are reissued in their entirety, from head-to-toe, offering RTW, jewelry, shoes and accessories, all made in the original prints, fabrics, and embroideries.

A campaign, shot by Juergen Teller and featuring a range of models including Gigi Hadid and Dree Hemingway, will begin appearing in December magazines and on select digital outlets.

The collection can be found starting November 15th at marcjacobs.com, select department stores, and Marc Jacobs boutiques worldwide.

Legendary Bootmaker Of The American West, Lucchese, Announces New Collaborations And Retail Partnership With Neiman Marcus

Ralph Lauren, Brandon Maxwell, King Ranch, and Erin Wasson Help Mark the Brand’s 135th Year in Business

Lucchese Bootmaker, headquartered in El Paso Texas, is celebrating its 135th anniversary this year with a variety of partnerships and capsule collections. Known for making the finest cowboys boots on the planet, Lucchese has always balanced rugged, frontier traditions with an appeal to those focused on aesthetic.

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Lucchese Fall News Press Release Image

Below are a few of the highlights of how Lucchese is marking its anniversary this year:

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Erin Wasson in the Jacqueline Boot: Designed with Texas native Erin Wasson, the Jacqueline boot ($1,595 with free ground shipping) is a traditional western silhouette for the modern woman. The smooth black goat is accented by white stitch pull holes and piping. Single stitch welt construction. Leather sole. Handmade in Texas.

  • ERIN WASSON: Continuing their presence in the style arena, Lucchese just released a limited collection of fashion-focused boots with model/designer Erin Wasson. The brand has partnered with another iconic Texas brand — Neiman Marcus – to provide wider access to both traditional boots and fashion boots alike. This move signifies a shift in consumer demand, as exotic cowboy boots are now becoming a staple in consumer wardrobes, available at a wider range of retailers ranging from Western-focused to luxury fashion.

    The King Ranch Barn Boot

    The King Ranch Barn Boot

  • KING RANCH: Lucchese has partnered with another legendary Texas brand, the King Ranch, to produce a limited edition collection of boots that are rugged enough for the harsh environment of South Texas. In addition to this partnership, Lucchese has released a well-reviewed technical product called the Barn Boot, its first foray into the “work boot” category. The mud and grime releasing outsole and cushioned insole was an immediate hit with both new and long-time Lucchese loyalists.
  • RALPH LAUREN: In addition to staying true to its roots with traditional products, Lucchese was in the spotlight during New York Fashion Week in September. Ralph Lauren, who has worn Lucchese boots for many years, selected them as his favorite bootmaker. Lucchese worked with Mr. Lauren to create co-branded boots which debuted in Central Park at the legendary designer’s 50th-anniversary collection show.
  • BRANDON MAXWELL: Fashion designer and fellow Texan Brandon Maxwell used custom boots as the invite for guests at his Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week show.”It was a dream to work with Lucchese on our invitations,” said Brandon. “Lucchese is a quintessential Texas brand so to share this bit of my home state with our guests immediately showcased hospitality. Seeing videos of friends and guests receive this big Texas dose of generosity made it all the more special.

Texas-based Lucchese is a legendary bootmaker and iconic brand of the American West. Applying the same craftsmanship principles and techniques since 1883, Lucchese artisans use only the finest leathers, preeminent materials and a proprietary twisted cone last to construct boots of unrivaled quality, fit, comfort and style.