Here and Now: More, Better and Even More
More, BETTER and EVEN MORE It may still feel like summer, but fall is here, in all its fashion excitement. But it could almost be spring—we’re growing so fast all over, especially with designer boutiques and accessories. And wait till you see the new Céline!
New and Noteworthy
DION LEE is Australia’s superstar designer and our new exclusive. He first excited the world, from halfway around it, with extraordinarily engineered, three-dimensionally printed clothes that are futuristic in vision and fit. He could be fashion’s mad scientist, except for his precise, hands-on pattern-making and consistent execution.
CHRISTIAN WIJNANTS is the latest Belgian-born, Antwerp-based genius. Dries Van Noten handed him the prize for best graduation collection, and he later won the Grand Prix at Hyères. After assisting Dries, he launched his own line in 2003. His line is classically wearable yet stunningly contemporary in color and line.
Dion Lee/Christian Wijnants
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Everyone loves Celine and looks to designer Phoebe Philo for the big ideas of the moment. You’ll find all the ideas you need in our new expanded Celine accessories boutique. Sometimes too much is not enough.
5F as in Future
JONATHAN SIMKHAI loved fashion so much, he snuck into retail as a teen, was made a buyer and studied at Parsons and FIT. He’s still a youngster, but his cosmopolitan line fuses menswear fabrics and workmanship to a sexy, feminine silhouette.
TIME’S ARROW designer Christine Park set out to create a great handbag inspired by her mom’s collection. The results are spectacular. Minimalist outside, incredibly detailed inside.
3×1 is the latest from denim guru Scott Morrison (Paper Denim & Cloth, Earnest Sewn). Its high-end materials and fabrics and slimming silhouettes offer a welcome alternative to the profusion of basic jeans.
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Most Knowledgeable Nose
ROJA DOVE is a legend among perfumers. Tom Ford calls him “the fragrance connoisseur’s connoisseur.” He spent two decades with Guerlain and became the brand’s ambassador, before creating the Roja Dove Haute Parfumerie, where a fortunate few commission bespoke scents. Now his olfactory enchantments are available here.
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ALESSANDRA BRANCA is Rome’s decorators’ decorator. Her eye spans the centuries but always seem right on time. Her creations aren’t only just to be admired but to be lived with. Imaginatively.
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You Shop the Store, Now See the Movie!
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s, the remarkably successful documentary about the store and its history, may no longer be at your neighborhood theater, but it is available on DVD and through Netflix. And don’t be surprised if it’s on your next flight too!
The Icing on the Cake
Two new jewelers join our illustrious roster.
SABINE G. is a young line created by Sabine Ghanem and based in Florence. The collection is timelessly elegant and ultrachic; perhaps you spotted select pieces from it on Emma Watson at Cannes.
BIBI VAN DER VELDEN’s flair for the dramatic is evident in her extraordinary jewelry, crafted from deluxe materials into artful and absolutely unusual eye-stoppers.
Sabine G. / Bibi van der Velden
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