Tag Archives: classic

The Market: Gucci Horsebit Belt

2 May

Gucci Leather Horsebit Belt, $1,320, net-a-porter.com

Belts are often the unsung hero of the accessories department, with shoes and bags having a much sexier siren song that calls out to us from shop windows and within department stores. But with warmer weather finally taking hold, it’s time to rediscover the waist and look-defining powers of the belt. We love this one from Gucci- the dramatic horizontal and vertical lines make it an instant classic. The ultimate in luxury.


The Collections: The Vessel. by Lois FW11

28 Apr

Lois Samuels’ fall 2011 collection for The Vessel. by Lois was presented as a exhibition of black and white photographs of Samuels herself modeling each of the looks (Samuels is a former model, and was featured in the CK ads during the 90’s). Entitled “7 Days of Winter”, the collection of dresses, short suits and one-piece jumpers has a strong uniform quality, primarily due to Samuels’ strict tailoring and simple silhouettes. In Samuels’ hands, classic, menswear-inspired pieces look fresh, and she has managed to produce a collection that  a woman can actually imagine buying in total, something that seems logical, but is rare in reality. These are looks that make sense in a modern woman’s closet, but has sacrificed nothing in terms of “the new” that we expect from fashion. The most intriguing piece is a one-piece long-sleeved pant look that recalls the early days of American sportswear as done by Claire McCardell and Bonnie Cashin.

Photos: Joanna Totolici