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.

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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.

Christie’s Presents What Goes Around Comes Around 25th Anniversary Sale

18 September 2018 | New York

Public Exhibition: New York, 7-17 September

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the premier luxury vintage retailer What Goes Around Comes Around will partner with Christie’s to present a special one-off auction of rare collectible fashion items this autumn. Sneak preview exhibitions of this exciting curated sale, which features one of a kind items and coveted vintage pieces from a wide range of designers including Hermès and Chanel, will be open to the public in New York in September following an opening reception in Beverly Hills. The auction, comprised of classics, collection items & novelty luxury pieces sourced from around the world, will be timed to immediately follow the Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week on September 18.

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CHRISTIE’S PRESENTS WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND 25TH ANNIVERSARY SALE

Matthew Rubinger, International Head, Christie’s Luxury Handbags and Accessories states, “We are so pleased to be partnering with the team at What Goes Around Comes Around and my friend Seth Weisser on their 25th anniversary. In our new market, this is a major achievement and will be celebrated throughout the year, culminating in a ground-breaking auction in September 2018 of important pieces from the firm’s history, and top collector pieces sourced from around the world.”

The sale includes some outstanding pieces, which are true symbols of their moment in fashion history and represent bold artistic expression from the most visionary designers of the modern era. Highlights include: Hermès Rouge Impérial Porosus Crocodile Lisse Kelly Sellier Bag, Philippe Barland x Chanel Limited Edition Blue Carbon Surfboard, Hermès Vert Celadon Alligator Lisse Kelly Sellier Bag, Hermès Yannick Manier 30’s Bag, MONSTER x Chanel Black Quilted Adjustable Headphones and a customized Rolling Stones Leather Jacket Hand-Painted by Charlotte Watts (Charlie Watts’s granddaughter) for the 2016 Rolling Stones Exhibitionism launch. It is one of two made and was owned by Tommy Hilfiger.Christies

This landmark partnership, which will be on view during Spring/Summer 2019 New York Fashion Week, is sure to be a focal point for consumers with an appetite for luxury fashion, accessories, and collectibles. The live auction is expected to draw international participation from the highest echelons of fashion enthusiasts. Continue reading

Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes Now Open at Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum for Final and Only North American Stop

The Bata Shoe Museum, a North American cultural landmark with a strong international reputation, has announced the opening of the highly anticipated traveling exhibition MANOLO BLAHNIK: THE ART OF SHOES, a stunning, well-received retrospective by one of the world’s most influential figures within the fashion industry. After being showcased internationally at venues in Milan, St. Petersburg, Prague and Madrid, between May 16, 2018, through January 6, 2019, Toronto is excited to host the final and only North American stop on this world-class tour.

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Mr. Manolo Blahnik at the opening of “Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes” exhibition at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. (Photo Ryan Emberley) (CNW Group/Bata Shoe Museum)

For over 45 years, Blahnik’s inventiveness and superb artisanship have crossed boundaries between fashion and art, inspiring elegance and perfection. The underlying theme of the exhibition – that shoes are art – aligns perfectly with Blahnik’s own approach to creating footwear. Using architectural and sculptural lines within his work, Blahnik exquisitely captures the imagination, transforming an everyday accessory into masterpieces of contemporary design.

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Sketch by Manolo Blahnik, Carmencita, 2002 Collection. (CNW Group/Bata Shoe Museum)

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Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC Opens

Retailer Debuts First Manhattan Flagship

Nordstrom, Inc. opened the doors Thursday, April 12, to its very first flagship, full-line New York City location and first ever stand-alone men’s store at 235 West 57th Street. The three-level 47,000 square foot store offers a differentiated merchandise assortment across all categories, including popular and designer brands, along with a range of convenient services to serve customers on their terms.

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Nordstrom Incorporated logo. (PRNewsFoto)

The Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC features the company’s newest store design concepts, including an all-glass façade to bring in more natural light, unboxing the display windows, and connecting the shopping experience to the city. An open, flexible floor plan allows for an evolving curation of how products are displayed over time, depending on what New York customers respond to. The store environment will create a sense of discovery, allowing customers to navigate easily and find new brands they haven’t experienced before.

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Calvin Klein Boutique at Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC

Nordstrom has been a longtime believer in investing in artwork for its stores. New Yorkers will experience an extensive collection, featuring 39 works by both international and American artists, with a quarter being local. Suspended in the center of a three-story staircase, a floating, diaphanous tree sculpture entitled “Arctic Tree” by the Seattle-based artist John Grade is a nod to the retailer’s Seattle roots.

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Olivia Kim, Nordstrom vice president of creative projects has curated a special Comme des Garçons(CDG) shop that will feature one of the largest local selections of the fashion house’s coveted brands. Olivia commissioned artist Marc Hundley to design a space that invokes both the ethos of CDG and the streets of New York City. In a first for Nordstrom, the men’s flagship will also feature designer shops by Calvin Klein, Balenciaga, Valentino, and Dior. Each space is united by a chainmail motif, but are distinguished by personalized fixtures adhering to each brand. The shoe department houses a Christian Louboutin shop displaying a wide range of the shoemaker’s sporty and formal offerings. The Nike Men’s Project, a sportswear and shoe destination for style and fitness-obsessed customers, will offer the brand’s latest sneakers and apparel collections.

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Comme des Garcons shop at Nordstrom Men’s Store NYC

The store also features an array of customization and personalization experiences, including the Levi’s Tailor Shop, where customers can shop Levi’s Authorized Vintage, one of the largest vintage denim collections in existence, and also design custom embroidery on any item, heat press a shirt or get an express hem while they wait; Shinola will offer watch customization in addition to a selection of tech products; exclusive to the flagship, Samuelson Custom Suit Visualizer is an interactive digital made-to-measure suiting experience at an accessible price point; Eton Endless Aisle is a digital touchscreen offering an expanded assortment of dress shirts and ties; and cult-favorite Le Labo will create personalized fragrance labels in the grooming department. Continue reading

Brooks Brothers, America’s Oldest Retailer, Marks 200-Year of American Style Excellence

Company was Founded by Henry Sands Brooks, Two Hundred Years Ago April 7, 1818

On April 7, 2018, Brooks Brothers, America’s oldest retailer, reached its milestone 200-year anniversary. Since opening its doors on April 7, 1818, in New York City, Brooks Brothers has grown from a small family haberdasher to become a global brand that has shaped and defined American style through its product innovations.

Brooks Brothers Logo

Brooks Brothers logo

Our anniversary today marks a significant and historic milestone not only for Brooks Brothers but also for the retail industry,” said Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman, and CEO of Brooks Brothers. “This is a moment to celebrate two hundred years steeped in both tradition and innovation.

American fashion today is a result of years of groundbreaking innovations and revolutionary disruptions by Brooks Brothers. While perhaps best known today as a “classic” brand, it is important to note that the brand’s founder, Henry Sands Brooks (1772 – 1833), was no traditionalist at all. He was actually a dandy and an influencer among his peers, always on the lookout for the newest and most novel styles for his emporium in lower Manhattan selling “every new style of cloth, of the finest quality, made to order in the best and most fashionable mode.”

Brooks Brothers 346 Madison Avenue Flagship Store NYC Entrance

Brooks Brothers 346 Madison Avenue Flagship Store NYC Entrance

It is therefore ironic that some of Brooks Brothers’ most classic items today were the result of either invention and innovation — many radical for their time. In fact, Brooks Brothers is notably responsible for the introduction and popularization of some of fashion’s most iconic and enduring items, including the navy blazer, the reverse striped rep tie, the polo coat and the Number One Sack Suit. Even today’s athleisure trend has its origins in Brooks Brothers’ adaptations of sports clothes for daily life — most notably the 1900 invention of the Original Polo® Button-Down Oxford shirt. Finally, Brooks Brothers was responsible for the single most significant contribution to fashion — ready-to-wear tailored clothing, which was introduced to America in the mid-1800s as a consequence of the Gold Rush.

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Brooks Brothers Recent Fashion Show — BROOKS BROTHERS Fall/Winter 2018 FIRENZE PALAZZO VECCHIO JANUARY 2018 — in Florence Italy – Jan 10, 2018 (Photo Credit: Dan Lecca)

This sartorial passion was passed down from Henry to his sons, Elisha, Daniel, Edward, and John: the actual Brooks Brothers. These were fashion’s earliest influencers. For the past two centuries — and straight through to today — Brooks Brothers has outfitted an ever-changing world and is consistently pursuing quality and innovation, always with a respect for the past and an eye toward the future.

A Selection of Brooks Brothers Milestones:

  • Before there was the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Terminal, and the cities of Hollywood and Chicago, there was Brooks Brothers.
  • In 1818, Henry Sands Brooks opened clothing shop “H. & D. H. Brooks & Co” on the corner of Catherine and Cherry Streets. The first recorded transaction was actually a loan to a friend.
  • In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln wore a custom-made Brooks Brothers coat to his second inauguration. Sadly, he was also wearing it when he was assassinated a month later.

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    Brooks Brothers Original Polo Button Down Oxford

  • In 1900, Brooks Brothers invented the original button-down-collar shirt after noticing that polo players in England were pinning down their collars while playing.
  • In 1902, Brooks Brothers introduced the reverse-stripe rep tie, an adaptation of British regimental ties.
  • In 1915, Brooks Brothers opened its 346 Madison Avenue flagship store, where it remains today.
  • In 1953, Brooks Brothers invented the first ever non-iron shirt.
  • In 1957, Brooks Brothers introduced Argyle socks to America.
  • In 1961, Brooks Brothers designed the “#2 suit” — a favorite of longtime customer President John F. Kennedy.
  • In 1976, Brooks Brothers launched a full women’s collection.
  • In 1979, Brooks Brothers was one of the first international brands to expand to Japan.
  • In 2008, Brooks Brothers acquired Southwick in Massachusetts so that it could resume the manufacturing of tailored clothing in America.
  • In 2016, Brooks Brothers appointed Zac Posen as creative director for the Women’s Collection.

Throughout its history, Brooks Brothers have forged relationships with generations of customers: artists and politicians, working people and captains of industry, and Hollywood legends, as well as 40 out of 45 U.S. Presidents.

Today, Brooks Brothers currently have more than 280 stores in the United States and more than 700 locations internationally in 45 countries and continue to lead with a pioneering spirit, continually developing materials and designs that deliver performance, innovation and high-quality design.

Here Comes The Bra

Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro Wears The $2 Million 2017 Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra Designed And Hand-Crafted With Jewels By Mouawad

This holiday, Victoria’s Secret introduces the highly anticipated Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra. Victoria’s Secret Angel Lais Ribeiro will wear the Fantasy Bra for the first time on the runway in the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs November 28th at 10/9c PM on CBS.

The 2017 $2 Million Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra

The 2017 $2 Million Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra

Valued at $2 million, the 2017 Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra was designed exclusively for Victoria’s Secret by world-renowned jeweler Mouawad. Handset with diamonds, yellow sapphires and blue topaz in 18 karat gold, the jewels are set into a Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels Demi bra.

Glamorous and glittering and weighing more than 600 carats, the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra took almost 350 hours to create and is embellished with nearly 6,000 precious gemstones.

The new Victoria’s Secret Dream Angels collection features bras (Dream Angels Demi/Dream Angels Push-Up), panties (Dream Angels Wicked) and lingerie (Dream Angels Bustier) in shimmering shades of champagne and was inspired by the Champagne Nights Fantasy Bra—the champagne shade is a must-have addition to any lingerie wardrobe. Continue reading

TUMI + Eva Fehren Team Up To Design Holiday Collection

TUMI, a leading international brand of premium travel, business and lifestyle accessories has collaborated with Jewelry Designer, Artist and New York-native Eva Zuckerman of Eva Fehren Fine Jewelry to create an exclusive, limited-edition capsule of travel accessories.

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TUMI Logo (PRNewsFoto/TUMI)

Inspired by the trend-setting modern woman, Zuckerman had long searched for the perfect travel and accessories bag for jewelry collectors, and jumped at the opportunity to dive into the design process with TUMI. With similar design aesthetics and an emphasis on advanced functionality, the match was a natural fit.

“Working with TUMI has been such a dream,” says Zuckerman. “The process was incredibly creative and I’m so proud of the pieces we created together. It was an extremely fun challenge to think about how to incorporate innovative functions in a way that felt effortlessly chic, and that also fit seamlessly into the modern woman’s lifestyle.”

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TUMI x Eva Fehren, photo courtesy of TUMI by Herring & Herring

Constructed from super-luxe leather and adorned with a custom black-and-white print painted by Zuckerman, the 4-piece capsule, dreamy and beautiful with an edgy flair, features thoughtfully designed compartments that organize day-to-day essentials, specifically, the tote includes a concealed compartment that keeps valuables secure and hidden from sight for extra assurance. As a partner to the tote, the pouch offers effortless versatility, serving as a clutch, wallet, or cross-body bag, making it the perfect day-to-day or international travel companion.

Throughout the assortment, the designer’s signature dagger is present, offering an edgy, minimalist accent for an added pop. Key elements stay true to TUMI’s DNA, such as the padded computer and phone pockets, key leash and add-a-bag function. The jewelry roll and jewelry box incorporate similar features with compartments and holding space for earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets and watches, closed with leather wrap and branded dagger; both will keep jewelry impeccably organized and safe.

As travel pieces become more and more of a fashion statement, it’s exciting to continue to introduce very fashion-focused pieces into TUMI’s repertoire,” says TUMI Creative Director, Victor Sanz. “Comfort, style and functionality are important to our customers, but they are also looking to be inspired by the products they wear — I think the collection we created with Eva does a great job of hitting all the essentials our customers look for.

The TUMI x Eva Fehren capsule collection will be available for purchase exclusively at select national and international TUMI stores and TUMI.com. The designer will also host the collection on EvaFehren.com. The assortment includes a tote with crossbody bag inside, as well as a jewelry roll and jewelry box, ranging from $150 to $895 USD.