New Designers @ NAP
Just received an email from one of our friends over at net-a-porter and the word is there’s a fresh lineup of fashion designers getting ready to be added to huge online department store.
The Line Up:
> 3.1 Phillip Lim for Tatami – 3.1 Phillip Lim has teamed up with the sandal gurus at Tatami to bring us spring’s new must-have footwear line.
> Adidas by Stella McCartney – The Brit designer joined up with Adidas in 2004 to create performance collections.
> AllDressedUp – “I was all dressed up at the age of six!” explains founder and creator Tina Tan-Leo referring to the philosophy and inspiration behind her Singapore-based label.
> Bally – Former Versace shoe designer Brian Atwood at the helm, Bally is still winning us over by remaining true to its Swiss heritage and original values of comfort, high quality and elegance.
> Belle by Sigerson Morrison – The designers started their namesake line Sigerson Morrison in 1991 straight out of college and their “simple, clean, and modern” designs quickly became beloved of stylish Manhattanites.
> Billy Blass – Known for his exquisite tailoring, sporty yet sophisticated aesthetic, his elite clientele includes Jacqueline Kennedy, Gloria Vanderbilt and Nancy Reagan.
> Castaner – Founded in 1927 by Luis Castaňer in his native Spain, this family run business was originally established as an espadrille manufacturer.
> Couture Couture – Hand-sewn in Italy, the upscale collection incorporates the fun and flirty Juicy Couture spirit mixing ruffles and lace with pretty and feminine pieces that work as a complement to the casualwear range.
> DKNY – Described by the designer as ‘international, eclectic, fun, fast and real,’ the denim based line has grown into a true lifestyle brand covering ready-to-wear, active wear, lingerie, accessories and even a children’s collection.
> Donna Karen – “For me, designing is an expression of who I am as a woman,” says Donna Karan. She has become an American fashion institution and credits her feminine instincts for the huge success of the company she launched in 1984.
> Isaac Mizrahi – Over the years Mizrahi has put his abundant energy and humor to good use on projects as diverse as costume design, documentary film making, starring in a one-man off-Broadway show and more recently presenting a TV show on Style Network E!
> JG4B – Vibrant, flattering and super-cool-JG4B’s luxury swimwear puts everyone else on the beach in the shade.
> La Petite S**** – La Petite Salope’s risqué name may suggest boudoir attire rather than high fashion, but the designs are sophisticated and delicately beautiful. Bustier tops are given a fairytale make over with layers of tulle, net and ribbons, and diaphanous dresses are cut from exquisite hand-dyed fabrics.
> Made in Heaven – Originally established in the 1960s, Made in Heaven has one aim: to create the most perfectly fitting, leg-lengthening jeans on the market.
> Maharishi – Firmly established as an innovative urban label, Maharishi produces a full ready-to-wear collection which is defined by its relaxed silhouettes.
> Maison Martin Margiela – Known for his innovative designs and avant-garde style, the reclusive designer who famously never appears on the runway or in photographs is a master of deconstructing and reconstructing garments. – also recently added to eluxury
> Maloles – Shoe lover Maloles Miracosta-Antignac was inspired to launch her namesake footwear line while working as a stylist for Spanish Vogue.
> Philippe Audibert – Inspired by the atmosphere of Parisian neighborhood Saint Germain des Prés where he is based, Philippe Audibert uses his training as a sculptor to create his exquisite twisted metal jewelry.
> Rue Du Mail – French fashion designer Martine Sitbon’s independent spirit permeates this new label which is a trademark blend of roughness and richness and her unique designs have already won over eclectic fashion mavens Sofia Coppola, Lou Doillon and Kirsten Dunst.
> Smythe – A diverse collection of both classic and uniquely charismatic designs, all with a strong focus on fitted silhouettes.
> Social Thread – “We wanted to develop easy dresses for every different social occasion” explains Blake of their collection which is designed with New York girls-on-the-go in mind.
> Thurley – Subtly flirtatious and designed to be worn for years and still feel timelessly chic, Thurley evokes a sense of understated glamour.
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