Baby, it’s getting cold outside! On Thursday, Moncler and Canada Goose will open United States flagships where you’ll find the Moncler Gamme Bleu designer Thom Browne’s unisex capsule of puffer jackets (starting at $2,500) and knits (starting at $400) with a stars-and-stripes motif and a Canada Goose x Opening Ceremony silk parka ($1,795). Moncler is at 650 Madison Avenue; Canada Goose is at 101 Wooster Street.. “When you remember there weren’t a lot of chances for entrepreneurial women in the 1960s, it makes Margot’s story even more incredible,” says Birkenstock USA CEO David Kahan, who first met Fraser before joining the company in 2013. “She believed the tenets of business went beyond making a profit.
Of course the range pays homage to the history of this all-American label, with a slew of original silhouettes which were sought out, authenticated, and then spruced up by executive creative director Stuart Vevers. The reinvigorated styles include the slouchy Duffle tote, the equestrian-inspired Saddle bag and the adorably miniature Dinky, all of which were first designed in the early 1970s. That gives us two weeks to check all of our pockets and handbags for spare change in order to scoop up this collaboration before it totally sells out (because we imagine many a fashion star will be saving up for this one). But it might even inspire new, more elaborate collections in-house for michael kors, according to Vevers: "I'm now open to introducing a more elegant approach to the way I've been dressing the michael kors girl over the past three years; Rodarte inspired me to think about how I can do this in a truly American crafted way.".
The footwear Margot Fraser, the woman who brought the Birkenstock sandal to the United States (the company’s U.S. Headquarters is in Novato) died at age 87 last week in San Rafael. We literally look at 50 horses for every one that we use. It really takes a special horse with the appropriate training and temperament. While it was originally reported that the collection would only contain 15 pieces, the final tally is closer to 40, spanning various categories of ready-to-wear — dresses! moto jackets! knits! — as well as accessories. The collaboration is built around two signatures for each brand: michael kors's legacy in leather manufacturing and Rodarte's penchant for fantastic embellishment.
"We were looking through the archives with Stuart [Vevers] and we loved the vintage campaigns and bags from the 70s; they connected to our design spirit and unique perspective," the Rodarte designers told Refinery29 of the resurfaced ads. Meanwhile, the michael kors designer said this process "pushed [his] way of thinking" about the brand: "When [the Mulleavy sisters] suggested that we take the vintage 1970’s michael kors ads and print them on t-shirts, it really made me think about how all the different phases of a bag's life — from design to advertisement — form the design of that bag in the first place," he said..
I love this bag for aesthetic and practical reasons, for both its lovely simplicity and its time-tested sturdiness. My own grandmother carried a similar model to mine for most of my life until last year when, due to her Alzheimer’s, she baked it in the oven, where it finally met its demise. No collaboration has made us equally confused and excited quite like the forthcoming pair-up between michael kors and Rodarte: The news broke earlier this year with sparse details beyond the fact that it was indeed happening, and that we could expect it sometime this spring. Well, 'tis the season — and we got your first look at his ridiculously fashionable pairing.