Tag Archive: Collection

McCartney’s Collection

STELLA MCCARTNEY is launching her first own-label childrenswear line – a capsule collection that will reflect her signature aesthetic.

“As a brand with many working parents in the team, I wanted to create a desirable, fun, wearable kids collection that was affordable,” says McCartney. “I feel like all the timeless children’s wear is reserved for the expensive brands and that did not sit well with me, kids and parents, aunts, uncles, friends, should all be able to have access to Stella McCartney Kids clothes. We have tried to make that possible in this first collection, and hope it is enjoyed!”

The range will cater to boys and girls aged up to 12-years-old and is made up of fabrics that focus on practicality as much as they do style, including organic cotton onesies, floral printed dresses, quilted field jackets and rubber rain boots. The collection will be available primarily online with the launch of STELLAMCCARTNEYKIDS.COM – a dedicated kidswear site featuring a playground section inviting parents and children to interact online. Prices start from £15 for a T-shirt.

The range will be available from November 3 and can be previewed here at www.stellamccartneykids.com.


Aishwarya Rai Bachchan,Zhi Ling Lin and Kate Winslet,Ambassadors of Longines Reveal the New additions to the longines DolceVita collection in Rome,September 8th 2010.

See the whole story here

Henry’s Capsule Collection

HENRY HOLLAND has designed a new capsule collection for Browns Focus based on his latest autumn/winter 2010 collection.

“The collaboration came about after a conversation with Jemma Dyas, the then buyer of Browns Focus, and we just decided to give a twist to our autumn/winter acronym pieces by applying them to some different shapes,” said Holland. “We wanted to keep the casual element and just make something a little personal for the Browns Focus customer.”

The new line comprises a set of four pared-down urban-inspired pieces from hoodies to bodycon maxi dresses to slouchy vests. Each item features a bold, attention-grabbing acronym with its full wording printed elsewhere on the garment.

“The pieces are in line with the rest of our autumn/winter collection using the same fabrics, colours and prints just with a slight twist on the base shapes,” said Holland.

House of Holland’s latest additions are available to buy now at http://www.brownsfashion.com.

Antiquorum Auctioneers, the world’s premier watch auctioneer, is looking forward to it its upcoming September 15th auction of Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces which will be held at its’ US headquarters on Madison Avenue in New York City. An impressive selection of over 300 exceptional timepieces will be offered in Antiquorum’s first sale of the season. Prior to the auction, clients can preview the outstanding collection in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York.

The highlight of the sale is the extraordinary Jean Dunand Grande Complication in platinum. Produced in 2005, this unique timepiece is an exceptional water-resistant wristwatch with one-minute flying tourbillon minute repeater, oval button split-seconds chronograph, register, bi-retrograde perpetual calendar, and leap year cycle indication.

Other highlights include:

An exceptional Breguet “Tourbillon Skeleton Perpetual” in the sale. Produced in 2008, it is a rare and important limited series platinum cased wristwatch with skeletonized pink movement, visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and perpetual calendar with retrograde.

Another outstanding Patek Philippe included in the September auction is the Patek Philippe ref. 3971. Produced in 1990, this exceptional 18k yellow gold wristwatch features a round button chronograph, registers, perpetual calendar, and moon phases.

Richard Mille aficionado will want to bid on the Richard Mille, “Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph – RM 011”. Produced in 2006, it is a rare and very unusual, tonneau-shaped and curved, self-winding, water resistant to 50 m, 18K white gold and titanium wristwatch with square button fly-back chronograph, registers, annual calendar and oversized date display.

For the military buffs and Rolex collectors, there is a Rolex”British Military”Submariner, ref. 5513. Produced in 1972 and issued to the Royal British Navy in 1976, it is a rare center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel military diver’s wristwatch with fixed bar lugs. Accompanying the watch is an Army Diver’s Log Book, 4 black and white photos of diving activities, service guarantee from Rolex UK, dated January 25th, 2010 along with correspondence confirming the delivery of this watch to the British Ministry of Defense in 1975.

Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces
New York – September 15, 2010
First Session: 11 am
Second Session: 2pm

Preview Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 4: 11 am – 7:30 pm
Antiquorum Tokyo Showroom
Aspa Nihonbashi 2-1-1 Nihonbashi Hongoku-cho
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0021, Japan
Tel. +81-3-3516-2357

Monday, Sept. 6: 10:30 am – 6:30pm
Antiquorum Shanghai
Rm. 4106B, Bund Centre
222 Yan An Road East, Shanghai, 200002, China
Tel. +86-21-6335-1268

Hong Kong
Wednesday, Sept. 8: 11 am – 7pm
Antiquorum Hong Kong
Rm. 704, No. 9 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Tel. +852-2522-4168

New York
Sunday, Sept. 12: 2 pm – 7pm
Monday, Sept. 13: 10 am – 6:30 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 14: 10 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Sept. 15: from 9 am

Antiquorum Auctioneers
The Fuller Building
595 Madison Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10022
Tel: +1 212-750-1103

Next Antiquorum Auction: October 9th, in Hong Kong

Zac Posen collection

MAKING his Paris Fashion Week debut next month, it seems it was meant to be for designer Zac Posen – who won’t leave the NY schedule completely, returning to the tents to showcase his Z Spoke by Zac Posen collection.

“Paris is the capital that has branded itself as a city of luxury fashion. What first brought me to fashion and turned me on to design were the great Parisian creators. I always thought this was the city I was meant to work in after graduating from Central Saint Martins,” explains Posen, noting that the choice to show in both New York and Paris was “organic to each brand”.

“For the Zac Posen Collection, I wanted to give a different voice and focus in the international fashion arena. Obviously, New York has been extremely supportive of me and the stars were aligned to base Z Spoke in my hometown. I have learned over the past 10 years to trust my instinct, to have fun with experimentation and to innovate. I do not see this choice as a focus on Europe, rather, it’s about taking a risk, which is something that is important to do as a creator in order to evolve,” says Posen.

And what of the collections themselves?

“Z Spoke is about creating a new American look which is effortlessly fun and playful. Collection is emotional- all about textures, construction and techniques which are true to the legacy of French fashion.”

Is the distinction made easier by showing in two different places? “It certainly is a challenge for my studio, yet we all believe in it and that makes all the work worthwhile.”

A busy couple of months ahead there may be for Posen (“I live and breathe both collections, night and day. Let’s just say I am still waiting for a summer vacation,” he tells us), but that just adds to the excitement. “I feel like this is my best season yet.”

Latest Collection

SIENNA AND SAVANNAH MILLER have made a film of their latest collection. The designer sisters took their autumn/winter 2010-11 designs to Hilles – the Gloucestershire home of Isabella and Detmar Blow where Alexander McQueen was known to find great inspiration – to shoot an incredibly chic fashion film directed by Angelo Penetta and starring Sienna herself alongside Sara Blomqvist.

“We wanted to capture our new season on film to get a real feel for the collection and Hilles provided the perfect backdrop for us,” Sienna told us. “The rich tapestries, velvets and eclectic style of the house completely reflect the elements of our autumn/winter collection. I loved filming in every room.”

With fashion film increasingly becoming recognised as an artistic medium in its own right, the Miller girls – who launched their Twenty8Twelve collection in February last year – are never far off trend.

“We felt moving image could capture the essence of the message with more clarity,” said Savannah. “We feel it makes the story come alive and it was amazing to work with Angelo.”