Urban Outfitters is one of those very interesting stores where you can find great items hidden amongst so many other…. well, not so unique items. It’s just that with other stores like Forever 21 where younger people can afford somewhat fashionable clothing at a very low price, spending $68 on a regular top for many of them is just not happening! Especially in these economic times!
However, I have to admit that I can’t resist Urban, because sometimes they have unique and querky pieces hidden around the filled store, waiting for you to find them. Since I do not mind going around and looking for a piece I want absolutely have to buy, going to this store can actually be great fun. Well for my style not my wallet!
On a recent trip there, I found some simple but interesting items (below). On the hanger, they may look not so special, but once you put them on, they take on a life of themselves. The secret is to always, ALWAYS, TRY IT ON!! Plus I noticed in the men’s section, some Nikes with black leather on soft grey material. Pretty nice for girls too!
We love it when a woman breaks into an all male territory, especially when it comes to areas of design like sports fashion. To women, mascara, heels, curls, or nail polish should not stop us from being amongst the boys and contributing our talent to an area of work mostly led by guys! In fact our perspective may just be the new thing to help a brand rake in more $$$. So when a girl does just that, it is just GREAT! This week’s example is Va$htie Kola. A New Yorker of Trinidadian heritage, known for her talent with video making, her keen eye for fashion, and ability to bring the global, artsy, street, basically the new york feel to whatever she produces. Now she is the first woman to design for Jordans, soon available in stores October 2nd. Can’t wait to see what else she can bring, props to her for the being the first LADY to join the Jordans design team. Check out one of her designs Ladies Air Jordan 2 Retro in Lavender. Do you like them??
To read more about Va$htie Kola and her work: check out her website at http://www.vashtie.com
I usually ask myself this question, because I am quite a fan of fashionable sportswear like the classic collections in bright colors at most popular sports brands like Adidas, Puma, or like the Stella McCartney collections for Adidas. I always envision that these brands could be more and more involved in fashion week in whichever city they may choose, although I see London and New York as the best cites for these brands. So far NY fashion week Spring 2011 has not seen these brands strutting something down the runway or displaying them, and this maybe for various reasons. But with major sports events happening now and at a similar time in the spring of 2011, why not showcase more fashionable sportswear at fashion week?
Lacoste maybe the only brand to have walked the runways of this Spring 2011 NY Fashion Week, with their fashionable sports inspired looks. Their Spring 2011 show on September 11th, was very much a ‘Lacoste’ collection; clean cut, chic, minimal, with black, white, and warm earthy colors. The collection for women and men, carries the Lacoste spirit and original look, while the minimalist part of it gives it a more modern look. Check out pictures and a video of the show here below:
Images: nymag.com (ImaxTree)