Designers

Son Jung Wan Launches E-Commerce Site: Shop The Runway

Son Jung Wan Launches E-Commerce Site: Shop The Runway

0 by / on April 22, 2014, 4:00 pm / in Designers, Second City Style Blog, Shopping

Often times I rave about a New York Fashion Week designer, and then women ask me, “Where can I purchase the collection?” That’s why I am happy to report the news that Son Jung Wan launched her first e-commerce site this month with the Spring/Summer 2014 runway collection and the Fall/Winter 2014 collection available for presale. The Spring 2014 collection ranges […]

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Chicago Event: Azeeza SS’14 Collection Showcase

Chicago Event: Azeeza SS’14 Collection Showcase

0 by / on April 18, 2014, 1:00 pm / in Chicago, Designers, Events, Second City Style Blog

Last night, designer Azeeza Khan showcased her Azeeza Spring/Summer 2014 collection at her boutique. Full of sparkle, texture and color, the collection is very versatile and can be styled many different ways. Springtime-inspired, handcrafted cocktails by Femme du Coupe were also served at the event. The Azeeza boutique is located on the fifth floor of the 900 North Michigan Shops.  […]

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Designer Interview: Lela Rose At Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue

Designer Interview: Lela Rose At Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue

0 by / on April 16, 2014, 9:00 am / in Chicago, Designers, Fashion, Second City Style Blog

Lela Rose was at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue in Chicago last week and I jumped at the chance to meet her. I saw her fall runway show last February at New York Fashion Week and loved her collection. I expected to see her gorgeous fabrics, perfectly fitted dresses and lace but I was surprised to see a few edgier […]

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Gant Rugger Launching Women’s Collection

Gant Rugger Launching Women’s Collection

0 by / on April 10, 2014, 12:00 pm / in Designers, Fashion News, Second City Style Blog

Gant Rugger will release its first women’s capsule collection this fall. The collection will take a classic American sportswear look and will feature 16 pieces. Fifi Hallstensson, head of design at Gant Rugger (pictured with the collection above) said they are using classic American sportswear and tweaking it to create a cool, downtown vibe. The line will have gray jersey […]

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Christian Lacroix Designs Costumes for “Le Palais de Cristal”

Christian Lacroix Designs Costumes for “Le Palais de Cristal”

0 by / on April 9, 2014, 3:00 pm / in Designers, Fashion News, Second City Style Blog

Christian Lacroix has designed the costumes for “Le Palais de Cristal,” for his latest chapter with his relationship with the Paris National Opera. The ballet was created by George Balanchine in 1947 which is being reprised in May. The costumes will follow the four movements of ballet, each part featuring one specific color: red, green, midnight blue and champagne. The […]

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CFDA Set to Release New Book

CFDA Set to Release New Book

0 by / on April 1, 2014, 1:00 pm / in Designers, Fashion, Industry, Second City Style Blog

The CFDA, Council of Fashion Designers of America, is debuting its book “The Pursuit of Style: Advice and Musings From America’s Top Fashion Designers,” on April 15. The book features insight, advice, thoughts and other wisdom from the organization’s 400 plus members including Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen and Betsey Johnson. Diane von Furstenberg and Steven Kolb wrote the […]

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Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

0 by / on April 1, 2014, 12:00 pm / in Designers, Fashion, Fashion News, Second City Style Blog

Gisele Bündchen in the H&M campaign. The Digital Life of Diane von Furstenberg The designer in the midst of a year-long 40th anniversary celebration of her wrap dress is watching the brand’s latest digital initiative unfold. Dubbed “Journey of a Dress,” it’s a kind of a “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” for fashion: A series of influencers around the world […]

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Ann Demeulemeester Scores Rizzoli Book Deal

Ann Demeulemeester Scores Rizzoli Book Deal

0 by / on March 20, 2014, 4:00 pm / in Designers, Fashion News, Second City Style Blog

Last November, Ann Demeulemeester left her namesake company when she retired from the fashion industry. The iconic designer has been keeping busy by writing a hardcover book for Rizzoli. The tome is slated for a mid-October release and features an introduction by musician Patti Smith. Rizzoli released a statement saying Demeulemeester’s book is “the first and highly personal perspective into […]

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Jason Wu Fall 14 Collection Presented By Saks For A Better Chicago

Jason Wu Fall 14 Collection Presented By Saks For A Better Chicago

0 by / on March 18, 2014, 1:00 pm / in Chicago, Designers, Events, Second City Style Blog

Saks Fifth Avenue hosted an event featuring fashion designer Jason Wu on Thursday March 12, 2013 at the perfect setting: the sleek Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing. For the second year Saks Fifth Avenue partnered with A Better Chicago and hostesses Trisha Rooney Alden, Stephanie Harris, Melissa McNally and Linda Johnson Rice to welcome Jason to Chicago. 100% of […]

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L’Wren Scott Found Dead

L’Wren Scott Found Dead

0 by / on March 17, 2014, 2:00 pm / in Breaking News, Designers, Second City Style Blog

Designer L’Wren Scott was found dead in her New York apartment, according to police sources. The companion of Mick Jagger was found by an assistant in her apartment on 11th Avenue, the victim of an apparent suicide. She was 49 year old. Born in Utah, Scott became a model and then moved to California and launched a career as a […]

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