Lanvin's denim range for Acne has been publicly shown and now it's just a matter of waiting five excruciating months until it actually hits stores. The range includes little jackets and classic denim jeans in crisp, dark washes. Lanvin denim is meant to retail between 550 and 650 dollars where the coats will retail for double that amount.
Dolce & Gabbanna's Resort 2009 collection reworked their eponymous animal prints with light layers of chiffon and silk. Otherwise, there were body skimming frocks, another signature to be expected from the brand. Other recent Resort showings include Marchesa, who showed a collection inspired by an Egyptian goddess, and Nina Ricci, who stuck to easy separates in pale tones.
New Nolita boutique, Ilus is certainly getting a lot of press for its rightly-timed rental concept. Customers can pick up any number of designer dresses (mostly formal) between 60 and 100 dollars (though rentals go up to about $250) for three nights. Owner (and former Wall Street banker) Linda Pratka has pitched her services to those Hamptons-bound fashionistas who can pick up on Friday and return when their fairy tale weekend commences.
Another 'pop up' concept happening in the Hamptons (a pop up in its own right) this time by Earnest Sewn. The 1,300 square foot shop will open this week and remain in business until Labor Day. The best part of this venture is the outlet section, located at the back of the space, where you can get your Sewn jeans for half price.