1. Forty Five Ten Opens New Store in HPV
There’s a new kid in Highland Park Village. Literally. Famed Dallas boutique Forty Five Ten is catering to younger shoppers (SMU students perhaps?) with its new concept store, TTH Forty Five Ten, named after former W editor and Dallas native Taylor Tomasi Hill. The store, which opened earlier this month, is hoping to promote emerging design talent, while reorganizing it’s sales floor to reflect concepts for which a client might be looking, such as “uniform dressing” or “sexy and confident dressing,” WWD reports.
2. Kanye West Opens Pablo Pop-Up in Dallas
Remember that time you were stalking Kanye West on Twitter and he said he was coming to your town in one of his #famous cryptic posts? Well that actually happened last weekend (not that we would have noticed what with moving in and all that). The rap star/designer and member of the Kardashian “kamp” opened 21 Pablo pop-up shops around the world, and Dallas (actually Frisco) was one of the lucky cities. The line of “Life of Pablo” merch, which is now out of stock in Texas (and which shoppers weren’t even allowed to touch before buying, Quartz reported) included bomber jackets, t-shirts, hoodies, and hats (if you missed out you can by the special Dallas edition on eBay for the low low price of $99.99).
I spent 5 hours in line to get Kanye West's limited edition clothing line that features "The Life of Pablo". People often ask me if it was worth going to one of his few pop up shops that was opened for only 3 days? Well, it was and I can't wait for his concert in Dallas! 🙌🏼💸🙅🏻♂️#thelifeofpablo #pablopopup #kanyewest
3. Executive Director Leaves Harper’s BAZAAR For InStyle
Laura Brown, the Aussie beauty and former executive director of features and special projects at Harper’s BAZAAR is leaving the magazine and the Hearst Corporation to take on the role as editor-in-chief at InStyle, The Cut reports. Known for her celebrity friends and years of experience in fashion and entertainment, Brown is sure to make a splash at the lifestyle-centric mag. Brown begins her new role as editor on Monday, The Business of Fashion reports.
— Laura Brown (@laurabrown99) August 22, 2016
4. Lela Rose Debuts Gorgeous New Stationary Line
The fashion designer, who was born and raised in Dallas and is known worldwide for her beautiful floral prints and feminine silhouettes, is launching a capsule collection of stationary for Papyrus that is so pretty you’ll want to frame each and every card. The collection is part of Papyrus’ Fashion Designer Series, and shows illustrations of models wearing Rose’s iconic dresses. One thing is clear: this is what every chic SMU girl needs on her dorm desk. The cards will debut online the week of Sept. 5, WWD reports, but in the meantime you can check out the collection here.
Celebrate with us!! We've teamed up with ready-to-wear fashion designer @lelarose on a gorgeous collection (see a sneak-peek online at @instylemagazine)! • Known for her ultra-feminine and sophisticated taste, Lela's line features beautiful embellishments and treatments such as lace, embroidery and beading. • The first of its kind, this collection will be available in NYC #PAPYRUS stores this September, and nationwide in October. • Part of the #PapyrusSelect Series. #PAPYRUSXLelaRose #LelaRose
5. Fashion Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies
Lauded French designer Sonia Rykiel passed away from Parkinson’s disease Thursday at the age of 86, The New York Times reports. Famous for her knitwear designs and helping to evolve quintessential French style, Rykiel was a shining star in a country where fashion is of the highest art. Fans and colleagues came together on social media yesterday to share their condolences and fondest memories.
Remembering this rule-breaking pioneer, one of the first designers I ever walked for. Grateful to have known the legendary #SoniaRykiel ❤️
— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) August 25, 2016
— Kimora Lee Simmons (@OfficialKimora) August 26, 2016
— Angie Harmon (@Angie_Harmon) August 26, 2016
— Rachel Zoe (@RachelZoe) August 25, 2016