Did you know Marco Zanini is back? One of my fave Italian designers (I loved his stuff for Halston and Rochas), his aesthetic is of the off-kilter, oversized Prada-Manuela-Pavesi-Marni variety.
Now with his own name above the door, so to speak, the Zanini AW19 collection reminds me of 1990s Italian Vogue shoots – i.e. tea dresses with brogues and ankle socks, oversized greatcoats and dad-blazers, plus cinematic make-up, shot by Paolo Roversi, Peter Lindbergh or Bob Richardson (invariably in black and white).
Designed by New York City firm Stonehill Taylor, they boast Knoll furniture, rotary phones, special TWA toiletries, and custom-built not-so-mini bars stocked with Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne, Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège Cognac and Belvedere Vodka (can of Tab not included).
Plus a view onto JFK’s runways and the historic TWA Flight Centre. (more…)
“It is a useful word, but a useful word for junk — the junk you shovel onto YouTube and Facebook. What we do as journalists is fill a void. ‘Content’ is cheap and that’s why the Internet has gravitated to it in a marketplace of shrinking margins.”
A.G. Sulzberger, New York Times publisher, WWD
This is actually a very worthwhile read on the NYT’s business strategy. (more…)
Raf Simons has pivoted to textile design. Kind of. Well, as a practitioner who doesn’t like to pigeonhole himself, that’s one of his focuses at the mo. Caroline Roux profiled him in this Observer story on the work he’s doing for Danish textile company Kvadrat, which was just shown at Milan Design Week. (Sidenote: we love our ‘Kvad-Raf’ cushions!) Here’s his thoughts on the sped-up pace of fashion. (more…)