Trend… Stripes!

A sure sign of Spring is a classic navy and white stripe shirt but this Spring, many more stripes are being seen with interesting layers added on, like a floral scarf, a knit striped vest or striped jeans with a striped top.  Check out some of my favorites below and a few links to help you find your favorite stripe!

 

News… Raf Simons to Head Up Dior

After much speculation about who would be the designer to replace Galliano at Dior, Raf Simons is the man.  His first collection for Dior will be in July for the Fall Couture shows in Paris.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the story in the New York Times here.

Spotted… The Singer 160

Singer Sewing Company introduced a new sewing machine to commemorate it’s 160th anniversary. The new machine finds it inspiration from its past but has several modern touches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

singerco.com

mysingerstory.com

Trend… Neon Accents

Neon is everywhere this spring but one interesting place it is showing up is on women’s footwear. Here are two examples from Cole Haan and Ann Taylor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

colehaan.com

anntaylor.com

Spotted… Jonathan Adler Minneapolis

Jonathan Adler opened his first store in the Uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis last week.  It is located at 1439 West Lake Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.jonathanadler.com

Spotted… Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics celebrated 65 years by featuring embroidered cover art by artist Jillian Tamaki for a few of it’s namesake classics like The Secret Garden and Black Beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purlsoho is selling the books here

Jillian Tamaki’s website is here

 

Spotted… Lily & Star

Lily & Star is a woman’s boutique located at Rosedale Mall that carries on trend clothing and accessories from around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

www.lilyandstar.com

Spotted… Antipodium clothing line at Barney’s

The Window at Barney’s sat down with the designer from London based Anitpodium to discuss the spring line.  It is quirky, feminine and sporty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the story here

www.antipodium.com

 

 

 

 

Event… Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 Show

Marc Jacobs presented his creations for Louis Vuitton’s fall collection in a larger-than-life, custom made train that chugged down the runway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See images from the show here

News… Hedi Slimane Returning to YSL

Hedi Slimane will be the new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent.  This will be his first time designing a women’s collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the story in WWD here.