When DSquared2, the Italian-by-way-of-Canada luxury brand helmed by identical twins Dan and Dean Caten, opened the doors of its first U.S. stand-alone retail space in Beverly Hills in mid-September, it seemed uncharacteristically subdued. After all, this is a cheeky luxury label whose inspirations have included a hockey/"Rocky Horror Picture Show" mash-up and prison life.
In the fashion world, creativity and collaboration go together like needle and thread. Ever since legendary couturier Elsa Schiaparelli and pal Salvador Dali won rave reviews for their stiletto hat in the '30s, designers and retailers have realized the power of teamwork to push aesthetic boundaries and inspire buyers to splurge on something they've never seen before.
LOS ANGELES - The most recent series of runway shows and presentations that make up fashion week here had something that's been missing from Los Angeles Fashion Week for a long time - a de facto home base at the former L.A. Mart building downtown.
Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer who spent more than 50 years dressing royalty, Hollywood celebrities and U.S. first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy to Hillary Clinton, died yesterday, the New York Times reported. He was 82 years old.
Vilebrequin, the swimwear and resort brand founded in St. Tropez that is known for its colorful, printed men’s swimsuits, on Monday opened a newly located, larger and redesigned store at Bal Harbour Shops.
The Webster, the multi-brand luxury store based in Miami Beach, has partnered with the French ultra-luxury men’s designer Berluti to offer a selection of Berluti’s iconic pieces specially designed to reflect the Miami vibe.