Designer Rachel Comey’s spring/summer 2012 sample sale kicks off in New York on Thursday and here are the details you need to know:
When: Thursday June 28th (11am – 8pm) and Friday June 29th (11am – 6pm)
Where: St. Patrick’s Youth Center Gymnasium – 268 Mulberry St., NYC
What: Women’s + Men’s Clothing, Swim, Shoes + Accessories
Why: Up to 75% Off … Credit Cards Accepted
Comey – who we profiled all the way back in issue 2 of Corduroy – is known for her quirky and modern takes on vintage-inspired pieces, highlighted by signature flourishes of color, prints and patterns. In other words, you know you’ll find a lot to love at the sample sale. More details on the flyer below:
While half of our team is in Toronto covering the Film Festival, our fashion director Liz McClean and her team have been busy making the rounds at New York Fashion Week. Since we aren’t exactly a “shopping” magazine, we’re less concerned about the top trends of the season or the celebrities wearing them. Instead, we’ve got our eye on the talented crop of designers behind the clothing, and the way they spin their inspirations into a cohesive collection. These are the designers who bring new ideas to the table, without ever wavering too far from the foundations and principles of strong, classic, design — something we aspire to do here every day at Corduroy as well!
It’s not even fall yet but already our inbox has been filled with lookbooks and promos for spring/summer 2011. While we have yet to go through all of the materials, we couldn’t help but pause at some of Rachel Comey’s choices for her new men’s footwear collection. For spring, Comey has re-worked classic silhouettes into trimmer, more modern fits, while simultaneously re-introducing a vintage-inspired tassel style…sometimes on a traditional moccasin. While we love the idea of men being more adventurous with their footwear, we’re not entirely convinced that tassels are the way to go. Sure, everyone from Thom Browne to Sperry have added tassels to their collections, but does that mean they’re back in style? Comey for one, is hoping that fashion-forward men will jump (back) on board the trend, or embrace it for the first time. And we’re willing to give her the benefit of the doubt, as her mens line (especially footwear) has taken off in the past year, almost matching her eponymous womenswear line in sales and press!
What do you think? Are tassels making a comeback? How would YOU wear the trend? Check out www.rachelcomeymens.com for more information.
Annie Clark is the ethereal voice behind New York-based St. Vincent, a indie pop band known for its experimental sounds and sweet and delicate melodies. The band first caught our attention with their debut album, “Marry Me,” released in 2007, and just this fall, we saw them at the Rachel Comey fashion week presentation in Chelsea. Their latest album is titled “Actor” and was released to rave reviews in May. Check out the video for their new single “Marrow” below and head online to ilovestvincent.com for tour dates, clips and more info about the band.
New York Fashion Week has officially kicked off, with designers unveiling their new collections for spring/summer 2010. This year, Corduroy has teamed up with our friends at FLIP to bring you exclusive videos straight from the runway, taken with our FLIP Ultra HD Camcorder. Keep checking our blog throughout the week to see all the videos, and to get all the details on the shows, parties and presentations we’re attending. Kicking it all off today: Rachel Comey.
We first introduced you to Rachel Comey in Issue 2 of Corduroy and we’ve been watching her take off ever since, with each season’s collection growing more cohesive and detailed. In keeping with previous years, Comey chose once again to show away from the tents at Bryant Park, opting instead of a quaint (yet crowded) open-air rooftop in Chelsea. Comey’s invite promised a show “rain or shine,” but with everyone decked out in their fashion week finest and nary an umbrella in sight, it was safe to assume the audience let out a collective sigh of relief when the clouds parted just before the 11am show.
The mood for Comey’s spring/summer collection was set immediately as you sat down, with indie-pop songstress St. Vincent providing the live soundtrack as the models floated down the runway in floral crepe du chine blouses, park-perfect rayon dresses and sailor-inspired suiting. Comey’s signature feminine flourishes were alive in little details like macramé tees and pastel-colored pleated “skorts,” while other pieces were off-set by menswear and workwear detailing, that brought to mind a girl swimming in her boyfriend’s (beautifully curated) closet. The crowd seemed to perk up at many of the dressier looks, while our eyes couldn’t stop staring at Comey’s increasingly beautiful leather pumps and bowline clogs (Her new line of shoes for men are equally inspired). Check out all the looks from Rachel Comey’s S/S 2010 runway show below: