Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, whose clothes reveal a hip Victoriana aesthetic, will launch a Williamsburg-inspired collection under Macy's private label, Thread & Heirs, in March. Durand Guion, Macy's Men's Fashion Director said the two designers were an ideal choice for the capsule collection, even though they hadn't done menswear in five years.
If you're wondering whether the Brooklyn-hipster look seems a little off trend, let Wolk put you straight: "You know, they always say St. Tropez - everyone goes to St. Tropez to see what the next trend is going to be in fashion. In a weird way I think Williamsburg is kind of the St. Tropez of New York fashion," he told the Cut at a preview of the line on Wednesday.
Fashion forward pop icon Lady Gaga will be given the Stylemaker Award at tomorrow night's 13th annual Accessories Council Excellence Awards, to take place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. The ACE Awards, as they are commonly known, pay homages to individuals and groups that have made great strides in raising awareness of the accessories industry. And Lady Gaga, America's renowned accessories extrovert often snapped in an oversized hat or two, is the obvious choice.
Awards are given to designers, retailers, journalists, celebrities and emerging companies, and Gaga, who has stated that se is "very into fashion" and that it is "everything" to her, will be given the award by Marc Jacobs. Other honorees include Diane Von Furstenberg, Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta, Blake Mycoskie of Tom's shoes, and Barbie, who will be this year's fashion icon.
For us Brits across the pond, it can be a nightmare trying to get hold of our favourite American brands without the seven-hour plus plane journey, right? Many brands stock exclusively to the US without options to ship to Britain, and if they do send our goodies to us, charge an extortionate postal rate. Bundle Box, however is providing the answers to our prayers.
Providing us with our own Stateside address, and buying on our behalf to avoid sites that don't accept British credit cards, it allows you to buy from many different American sites and bundle them all into a box of goodies, which will then be shipped to you within five to ten days. Perfect for Christmas shopping without the expensive trip to the Big Apple or LA, the more you bundle in your box, the better the shipping rate, and whilst some of the brands provided currently ship to the UK, there are savings to be had by buying from their hometown! The variety of brands available include 3.1. Phillip Lim, Forever 21 and Tory Burch, making the site a perfect place to do some early Christmas shopping. It's even free to register, so now we have no excuse not to look every inch the Gossip Girl this Winter.