Posts tagged ‘Alexander’

July 9, 2011

Maria Sharapova In Alexander McQueen – Celebrity Fashion

The WTA and the British Fashion Council partnered to raise awareness between sports and fashion at the pre-Wimbledon party, Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova hit the WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party red carpet in red Alexander McQueen, which was held at The Roof Gardens in London.

“Lee McQueen had extraordinary vision and since his untimely death, Sarah Burton has continued his legacy while proving herself a remarkable anchor of creativity and fashion for the House of McQueen. I’m honored to be wearing Alexander McQueen this evening. My dress is from Sarah’s first collection.” says Maria

Her red Alexander McQueen slit shoulder fin mini dress was paired with a black satin clutch by Alexander McQueen, gold collar, cuff and black Burberry Prorsum booties.

Tags: burberry prorsum, Celebrity, Council, russian tennis player, sarah burton, WTA

July 5, 2011

Buy Them Now: Alexander Wang’s First Small Leather Goods

Hot on the heels of his CFDA Award for Accessory Designer of the Year, Alexander Wang has more accessory news to share: For Fall, he’s debuting wallets and small leather goods. That doesn’t mean you have to wait until July to get your hands on them. Next Friday, June 17, the designer will offer the first of the new category of accessories—the Zelmira wallet in ponyskin ($525), the Mini Adriel bag in ostrich ($275), the Compact Quillon in metallic ($235), and the Prisma biker purse in printed ostrich ($295)—exclusively on eBay’s Fashion Vault. For 24 hours, shoppers will be able to buy (not bid on; the pieces will be sold under eBay’s “Buy It Now” option) wallets and mini-bags direct from the Fall runway that won’t be available anywhere else.

Designing small leather goods, Wang tells, is no different from their bigger sisters. “It’s always the same approach,” the designer says. “How do we create without overdesigning? There’s always a sense of masculinity and irreverence we look to, but also an ease of usage.” How, then, to carry these small pieces? In some cases, as a clutch instead of a larger bag. “Less is more,” Wang advises. “Ditch all the makeup and keep it to the essentials—keys, money, and phone. It’s a lot sexier when a girl isn’t carrying around a bag full of tricks.”

—Matthew Schneier

Photos: Courtesy of Alexander Wang

Tags: bag, cfda award, designer, ebay, Leather, small leather goods