A doomed designer (his decline began soon after) is probably not the best lead-in to an article about the rise of designer children’s lines, though maybe it is. In the last year or two, Lanvin, Gucci, Stella McCartney and Marni have entered the market. A decade ago, Ralph Lauren’s template of a high-end lifestyle brand had few imitators. Dior had Baby Dior, founded in 1967 (before that, the house made outfits for some of its celebrated clients, like Elizabeth Taylor, who ordered matching tweed suits for herself and her young daughter Liza), but the luxury-goods business, with justification, tended to regard itself as an adults-only world. Can you imagine a child’s version of Tom Ford’s Gucci? Versace? It would have interrupted the sex fantasy. And in the late ’90s, these companies were focused on the huge profits reaped from handbags.
In Washington, D.C., there is an excruciatingly narrow margin for acceptable female dress; all women, no matter how attractive or plain, no matter how many postgraduate degrees they have, or how well they fly fighter planes, walk an inescapable fashion tightrope. Their style will fall into the binary categories of either “dowdy” or “slutty”; there are virtually no fashion grey areas.
Description These 1922 boys play suits represent a variety of styles offered at the time. Featured styles include an Oliver Twist suit, Fancy style brown cassimere suit, Crompton Corduroy suit and a button to the neck style made of a practical dark drab corduroy, amongst others.
Cozy corduroy is making a comeback in 2018, and we couldn’t more thrilled. After all, corduroy is basically just a textured form of velvet, and you know we love velvet. Better still, corduroy is a perfect trouser to transition between workwear and weekend wear.
There is an indulged weakness evident: The ideal-society wife is made into a streamlined, luxury toddler. Many pieces evoke the Pampered-with-a-capital-P innocence of the nursery, yet defy the vigor of either youth or sex. In the baby-doll dresses, there is no ironic infantilism (that flirty, kinderwhore cuteness that winks at pedophilia), but a kind of learned helplessness that waves a limp hand at actual infirmity—the kind of silky pink-bedjacket garments one imagines Sunny von Bulow wore to sleep through parties.
Though textile colors and patterns changed from year to year, the cut of a gentleman’s coat and the length of his waistcoat, or the pattern to which a lady’s dress was cut, changed more slowly. Men’s fashions were largely derived from military models, and changes in a European male silhouette were galvanized in theaters of European war where gentleman officers had opportunities to make notes of foreign styles such as the “Steinkirk” cravat or necktie.
The Mods’ lifestyle and musical tastes were the exact opposite of their rival group, known as the Rockers. The rockers liked 1950s rock-and roll, wore black leather jackets, greased, pompadour hairstyles, and rode motorbikes. The look of the Mods was classy. They mimicked the clothing and hairstyles of high fashion designers in France and Italy, opting for tailored suits that were topped by anoraks. They rode on scooters, usually Vespas or Lambrettas. Mod fashion was often described as the City Gent look. The young men incorporated striped boating blazers and bold prints into their wardrobe. Shirts were slim, with a necessary button down collar accompanied by slim fitted pants. Levi’s were the only type of jeans worn by Modernists.
We’re mad for plaid this holiday season! #ModClothSquad member @noelledowning in our Sleeveless Dress with Scoopneck in Plaid. // Shop more plaid via link in bio and see more looks in our IG story today!
Statement earrings are one of our favorite trends from 2017, so we’re glad to see they’re still trending up for 2018. From oversized hoops to hammered metal, oversized earrings are the trend that keeps hanging on.
Famous brands and designers from France include Chanel, Louis Vuitton, L’Oreal, Christian Louboutin, Balmain, Lancôme, Givenchy, Le Coq Sportif, Cartier, Guerlain, Sonia Rykiel, Longchamp, Pierre Cardin, Kenzo, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Clarins, A.P.C., Jean Paul Gaultier, Lacoste, Hermès, Thierry Mugler, Lanvin, Inès de La Fressange, Quechua, Chloé, Lolita Lempicka, Nina Ricci, Rochas, Cerruti, Oxbow and Céline.
Mayoral reminds you that all items that are to be returned must be in the conditions in which they were sent, never used and with all the tags. In any case, returns of the following items are not allowed: swimwear, underwear (knickers, socks, tights…), hair accessories, earrings, custom jewelry and cosmetics, except for faulty items.
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The key to being a great merchandiser is to promote and obtain the goods that are going to be sold to customers. This can involve going to international fashion events, buying fashion goods at market and negotiating with merchants, manufacturers, retailers and designers.