Forte_Forte Unveils Collection for Neiman Marcus

MEDITERRANEAN BREEZE: Forte_Forte has unveiled a capsule collection developed exclusively for Neiman Marcus.
Called “The Art of Travel,” the capsule, which will be in stores on March 1, offers a concise, cohesive wardrobe of effortless chic pieces, designed to be packed for upcoming seaside escapes.
Inspired by the colors and the lively atmosphere of Sicily’s Aeolian Islands, the capsule, which is rooted in an elegant aesthetic peppered by Bohemian accents, includes a fringed kimono showing a watercolor-like delicate pattern, a Lurex silk chiffon dust coat, a lilac drawstring silk dress, a silver Lurex chiffon kimono and a powder-pink slipdress.
“The Art of Travel” capsule will be available at a selection of Neiman Marcus doors, including San Francisco; Beverly Hills; the Canoga Park section of Los Angeles; Dallas; New York; Las Vegas; Atlanta; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Houston; Chicago; Bal Harbour in Miami; Coral Gables, Fla.; Newport Beach, Calif., as well as at neimanmarcus.com.

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Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Teams Up With Dsquared2 on Capsule

POWER COLLABORATION: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott are making their debut as fashion designers in collaboration with Dsquared2 founders and creative directors Dean and Dan Caten.
The fashion photographers and the Canadian twin brothers teamed up on a fashion capsule collection, hitting selected stores and the Dsquared2 online shop in February.
As suggested by its name, the Mert and Marcus 1994 x Dsquared2 capsule captures the most iconic spirit of the Nineties, as seen through the filters of the creative crew. Including a range of eye-catching pieces for men and women, the collection is focused on a combination of bold volumes and bright hues and is infused with a hip, underground vibe inspired by the Nineties’ Berlin metropolitan scene where music, art and fashion collided creating a hip, forward-thinking environment.

Mert and Marcus 1994 x Dsquared2 capsule. 
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The Mert and Marcus 1994 x Dsquared2 capsule counts a range of overalls, bombers, tank tops, hoodies, oversize T-shirts, asymmetric sheath dresses and boxy tailoring styles, all crafted from a selection of fabrics that are masterfully manipulated to create laminated, paperlike and rubberized effects.
In addition, iconic archival images shot by Alas and Piggott, including pictures of Kate Moss, decorate some of the pieces for a post-punk

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Neiman Marcus ‘pleased’ with sales despite slow holiday

Luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus is having a ho-hum holiday. The Dallas-based company said comparable sales rose just 2.8 percent from a year ago in the quarter ended Oct. 27, compared with 4.2 percent growth in the same period last year. Its net sales dipped 3 percent, to $ 1.1 billion. “I’m pleased that our…
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Mert and Marcus to Receive Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator

SNAP IT UP: Photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott will receive the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at The Fashion Awards in London, according to the British Fashion Council. They will be recognized at the ceremony on Dec. 10 at the Royal Albert Hall.
The photographers are best known for their bold and digitally augmented photographs spanning more than 24 years. They have worked with brands such as Givenchy, Miu Miu, Versace and Calvin Klein, and celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Rihanna.
The Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator acknowledges innovators and creatives and their contributions to the industry. Previous winners include makeup artist Pat McGrath, Nick Knight and Louise Wilson.
The BFC has been releasing names of recipients and nominees of a few of their awards, including Kaia Gerber, Brianna Capozzi and Mr. Bags for New Wave: Creatives. Martine Rose, J.W. Anderson, Burberry and Simone Rocha are also in the running for other accolades.

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Neiman Marcus’ Ken Downing Designs Flashy Interiors for Model Residence at Fifteen Hudson Yards

DOWNING BY THE RIVER: For those who have wondered what it’s like to live like Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing, wait no longer.
Through a Related Cos.-Neiman Marcus effort, Downing has designed and styled the interior of a model residence at Fifteen Hudson Yards. Downing’s 1,464-square-foot model residence has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a price tag of nearly $ 4.3 million. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group, Fifteen Hudson Yards has 285 condos varying in size from one bedroom to four bedrooms.
As a veteran member of the four-fashion-week pack (and the air miles to prove it), Downing gleaned inspiration from the world’s fashion capitals for his at-home curation. His fondness for art collecting was another factor in the final edit. There is also an abundance of color throughout the apartment including pink walls and ceiling, a Venetian-style glass chandelier in purple, a multicolored geometric style rug and a vibrant column painted by Brooklyn artist Nathan Green in the master suite, not to mention the turquoise floor-to-ceiling interior in the condo’s library. Reflective surfaces are meant to bring the West Side view indoors.
Out-of-state residents who have no interest in moving can pick and choose their favorite

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