Wednesday night I ventured downtown to the Macy’s INC Editor at Large Anna Dello Russo event attended by models and fashionistas alike featuring bright colors for fall and a pink carpet. Anna Dello Russo or ADR as she is better known in fashion circles, is the editor at large for Vogue Japan. There is no doubt that ADR has certainly impacted the INC brand with her fashion expertise. As seen in Karl Lagerfeld‘s Macy’s line, the collection is filled with bright colors on black. The same pink on black color scheme is also prominent with ADR’s INC vision which includes a slew of red and yellow cropped peacoats, color-blocked tunics, and a cropped red fur chubby which I hope isn’t actually real fur.
According to this campaign big hair also may be coming back this fall. If you want more of this line, both Anna Della Russo and Karolina Kurkova will be making personal appearances at Macy’s Herald Square during Fashions Night Out on Sept. 8th, where they will mingleling with consumers and talking all things style.
After the success of Kinder Aggugini’s line for the Macy’s Impulse department that launched in February 2011, Matthew Williamson will also be making an exclusive appearance at the Macy’s Impulse department as the second designer to take part in the capsule collection series. This bright and chic designer line will be available at Macy’s stores nationwide beginning April 13th with model Dree Hemingway as the face of the collection.
If Matthew Williamson’s designer line for Macy’s were a song, it would by Katy Perry’s Firework. His use of color is absolutely impeccable throughout the line’s sophisticated separates and collectible 70s-inspired dresses complete with irresistible prints. Anyone looking to get noticed by the paparazzi should always wear bold fashions and Matthew Williamson’s designs have it. His combination of unconventional sophistication makes his pieces transition flawlessly from day to night. The disco era inspired designs range from $50 – $120 in price making them incredibly affordable to those looking to climb the social ladder. Those already on top can get their fix of the British designer’s signature neon hues at his flagship store on West 14th St. in the Meatpacking District.
Rising London-based fashion designer, Kinder Aggugini who previously designed for houses such as Versace, John Galliano, and Vivienne Westwood, will be designing a line exclusively for the Macy’s Impulse Department set to hit stores in February 2011. Thanks to my blogger status, I was invited to preview this exciting collaboration at the Gramercy Park Hotel, which in and of itself is a gothic work of art. Kinder’s unique style is seen in his use of expert tailoring combined with a punk rock edge. His newest collection has a touch of Chanel with edgy rocker undertones.
Going along with the rocker theme, socialite, Alexandra Richards, daughter of famed Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards, DJ-ed for the preview event in which Kinder himself flew in from London to make a personal appearance. In order to cater to the aspiring, most of the line will be in the price range of $40-$140 with a few items going for up to $300. Along with the rock sensibility, Kinder’s designs have an ultra feminine quality with brightly colored aspects and Kimono inspired styles. We can’t all be the children of rock stars like Alexandra Richards, but every Aspiring Socialite could use a little edge.