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Mellany Sanchez Of Kith NYC: Q & A

26 March 2013, 21.40 | Posted in Retail, interviews | 3 comments »

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First glance at Mellany Sanchez and you may think, okay, bright young woman, tons of potential. After all, she was just tapped by shoe industry hot shot Ronnie Fieg to head up women’s for his recently opened New York store, Kith NYC, starting with a collection of tops and bottoms called White Label for Spring 2013. Spend some time listening to the tale of her come up and you quickly realize she’s already light years past the potential phase. Simply put while most of her classmates were enjoying carefree teen times as high schoolers, she was already chasing down real life opportunities in the fashion industry and juggling not just homework but internships and jobs.

At age 15 she cut her teeth as an intern at Luis Colon’s magazine, Kicks, and all female sneaker store, Laces, and then moved on to jobs and internships at David Z, Rag & Bone, and at J.Crew worked her way up to head merchandiser at the chain’s No.2 Crew Cut store. In addition to Kith, she now handles social media for Oak, and Nike has spotted her, too, recently featuring her in a campaign featuring women’s running gear. We intended to quiz her strictly on the White Label drop, but found her story very easy to listen to. See if you don’t agree:

Q: A few days ago Kith’s White Label dropped its first full launch for men, women and kids. As of now it’s sold to the wall. How long did that take?
Sanchez: It took 90 minutes to sell out. Kith has been making menswear for a while, starting with the Mercer pants. Now it has expanded into women’s and kids. Women were asking for it and Ronnie was listening.

Q: What did the collection include?
Sanchez: The Mercer pants in six colors –black, grey, olive, navy, burgunday and khaki, plus two tops—one all black and the other denim with grey sleeves. The denim is raw Japanese denim with selvidge details.

Q: Ronnie Fieg is a friend to HighSnobette so we know he has a very big personality. How is it working with him?
Sanchez: We both respect each other’s work ethic, and even though we have completely different mind sets we have common goals. We have so many conversations about art and they’re completely different. We’re constantly battling over creative decisions. It’s his company but he appreciates and respects what I like. And I’m confident in what I know, I’m immersed in a lot of worlds, whether it’s discussions about the local bodega to what’s taking place in architecture and the art world.

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Read more on the next page about Sanchez’s opinions on Azealia Banks and female rap artists, when she realized the limits of streetwear and her take on the current battle between old media and fashion bloggers.

All images of Sanchez (wearing the Mercer pants) by Rashid Samuel.

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Kate Moss Returns For Rag & Bone Spring 2013 Campaign

28 January 2013, 13.41 | Posted in Fashion, celebrity | 3 comments »

Kate Moss RagBone 1 Kate Moss Returns For Rag & Bone Spring 2013 Campaign
Once again Rag & Bone enlists Kate Moss for their Spring 2013 campaign, as shot by Alisdair McLellan. Playing on the brand’s British heritage, the campaign was shot in Southrop, Gloucestershire. Kate is presenting leather trousers and casual tees, looking her usual flawless and chilled self  in every single picture.

Take a closer look at Rag & Bone’s Spring 2013 campaign on the next page.

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Men Repeller & Her Man For Rag & Bone Photo Shoot

18 December 2012, 21.19 | Posted in Denim, celebrity, interviews | No comments »

Leandra&Abie

The stylish and super funny Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, and her new husband, Abie Cohen (see Medine’s Marchesa wedding dress here), visit Rag & Bone’s New York showroom for a photo shoot promoting the brand, along with a cute q&a. Here’s an excerpt:

R&B: Do you ask each other’s advice on clothes?
Medine
: I don’t like asking him, but he always asks, “Does this match?”. I think his mom made him seem like he was never matching when he was a child. He’ll wear a black sweater with black pants and ask, “Does this match?”. It’s odd. Sometimes he’s like, “Lea, you don’t match” and I’m like, “Yeah, I know, that’s the point.” He definitely never has the problem of; “Leandra, that’s a little too promiscuous, please don’t wear that”. It’s more like, “Leandra, I want to feel attracted to my wife.

In the interview, Medine also details her hunch that the big question was coming:

“I had a bunch of invites in my room and my mom went, “You’re not going to this?” about an invite from Reed Krakoff on the 8th. I was like “Since when are you so interested in my schedule – Abie is proposing, isn’t he?” She got freaked out and started getting teary.”

See more of the shoot and q&a here.



Weekly Outfit: The Cara Look

30 November 2012, 18.03 | Posted in Editor Picks, Fashion | 1 comment »

Cover CaraLook Weekly Outfit: The Cara Look
This week 20-year-old Cara Delevingne won British Fashion Awards’ Model of the Year. Congratulations! We had suspected this would happen, as the British model has been featured in countless runway shows and fashion features this year. Her quirky lightness and funny faces (someone should start a Tumblr on those) exude a joie de vivre that works as well at prim fashion events as backstage at a Rihanna concert (the two were spotted hanging out after Rhianna’s 777 tour stop in London). And to top it all off even away from the camera, Cara’s personal style has its own appealing flare and signature. As a sign of our true respect we dedicated our Weekly Outfit to Cara.

Check out our selection after the jump.

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Target & Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection 2012

18 October 2012, 11.39 | Posted in Designer Collaboration | No comments »

Target Neiman Marcus Snobette Target & Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection 2012

For the upcoming holidays, Target & Neiman Marcus have collaborated out a collection with 24 of our favourite designers who created a diverse mix of gifts and clothing. Designers include Band of Outsiders, Brian Atwood, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Rag & Bone, Rodarte, and Thom Browne. The Target & Neiman Marcus Holiday collection will be available December 1st at all Target and Neiman Marcus stores, as well as on Target.com and NeimanMarcus.com.



Rag & Bone D.I.Y. Project With Liu Wen

21 September 2012, 17.02 | Posted in Denim, Fashion | No comments »

 Rag & Bone D.I.Y. Project With Liu Wen

Under the tagline: “No hair, no-make-up, no stylist,” Rag & Bone’s D.I.Y. Autumn 2012 campaign asks models to put on their Rag & Bone jeans, take a camera man and see what happens next. The Autumn campaign starts with Liu Wen, showing her favourite spots around Manhattan and Coney Island. Upcoming spreads for the D.I.Y campaign will feature Jourdan Dunn and other top models.

Check out the D.I.Y. campaign spread featuring Liu Wen after the jump.

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Rag & Bone Women’s Resort Collection 2013

10 August 2012, 11.37 | Posted in Fashion, Models, lookbook | No comments »

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Rag & Bone engaging Kate Moss for it first ad campaign ever, has no doubt greatly expanded U.S.-based brand’s name recognition, especially in Europe. Judging from the the beautiful collection it is showing for Resort 2013, that growth momentum will continue. Theme include leather, military green, gold lame, tone-on-tone flower prints, all combined create a city chic look that is oh-so au courant. The leather dress and the boots for me is a standout.

Check out more of the lookbook after the jump.

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Ad: Kate Moss For Rag & Bone

24 July 2012, 16.04 | Posted in Models, advertisement, celebrity | 1 comment »

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Rag & Bone is opening its first European store in London, and the label tapped Kate Moss to front its ad campaign, as shot by Craig McDean. Rag & Bone will also show during London Fashion Week during September, and from what I’m reading, the the London ad campaign and runway show are a first for the brand.

As for Moss, my co-editor, SGP, and I were just chatting about her recent rise among male fashion watchers.  She’s been an icon forever and a day in the fashion world of women (to the point where it’s like, oh boy, another Kate Moss ad, cover, runway??) , but it seems over the past couple of years there’s been this uptick in interest for her by the fellas. Search through the posts on our sibling sites, where the guys post more about Moss more than we do, and check the popularity of her Supreme t-shirt to see what we mean.

We have this theory that the guys who once never noticed her now find her attractive because she’s a grown and accomplished female, whose credentials as a successful wife, mom and business woman are established. Sort of how young male chimps lust after more mature, alpha female chimp ladies. Not that dudes are animals or anything (even though we all actually are), but there is something to be said about a woman whose looks are still working and who has all her ducks in line.



Cassie In Paris Wearing Helmut Lang, Be & D Sneakers, Etc.

05 March 2012, 16.39 | Posted in Chicks with Kicks, celebrity, street style | 1 comment »

Cassie 392x540 Cassie In Paris Wearing Helmut Lang, Be & D Sneakers, Etc.

Cassie in Paris recently, on her way to do some shopping at Colette, wearing Helmut Lang blazer, Rag & Bone leggings, Alexander McQueen clutch,and Be & D “Big City” sneakers. Via L’union.



Rag & Bone Pre-Autumn 2012

13 December 2011, 15.28 | Posted in collection, lookbook | 1 comment »

Rag&BonePre-Autumn2012 (1)

Rag & Bone does what it does best, zeroing in on the upcoming season’s biggest boutique trends, for Pre-Autumn 2012 it’s pops of bright color, leather, layering and in a late-breaking entry….turbans! Interesting that other than some color updates the footwear silhouette hasn’t changed much–ankle high or laced.

See the rest of the collection on the next page.

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