Last night was a whirlwind of events. While only making it to three (there were several more on the list) it made me think and reflect on the evolution of the fashion industry, and how crucial technology is to retail. From the invention of ‘moving staircases’ (escalators) for department store sales at the turn of the century to ecommerce, we can’t escape the impact that technology has on our consumer lives. My two cents for now – think about it for a minute, and enjoy seeing what I saw last night!
Hudson Jeans Fall/Holiday 2010 Collection
I had the privilege of being taken through the latest collection by the affable Ben Taverniti, HUDSON Jeans Creative Director. I got to see the pull-on cargo jeans first hand, which are quite cool, and the new leather detailing found on waistbands and hemlines, as well as tight, but incredibly amazing collection of outerwear and tops. Definitely would buy every single piece – and you know I’m already smitten by the Beth Baby Boot jeans!
Yeohlee Garment District Boutique Opening
Acclaimed designer Yeohlee, whose garments have been featured in museums and a strong part of the New York old guard of design since 1981, opened a multi-use space in the garment district last night. The store features key pieces from her runway collections designed for the urban nomad (a phrase she coined) and the location also houses her design studio and archives. Next time you’re in the area, check it out at 25 West 38th Street in NYC
[Jordana Bruner of Clutch22 and I modeling a few of the outerwear looks]
Club Monaco at Shopbop e-commerce Launch Party
Today marks the official launch of Club Monaco at Shopbop – the brand’s first foray into e-commerce with select pieces from the brand now available online. Shop the entire line here and more specifically, find the jacket I’m wearing above here and the fab driving gloves I LOVE here.