“My thing,” says eyewear designer Thierry Lasry “is fashion.” A nonpracticing optician, Lasry’s talent is entwined in his DNA — his father is an optician with a high-end shop in Paris, while his mother is an accessories designer. Colorful, bold and surprising, Lasry’s eponymous sunglasses line has earned a stack of international fashion press. Yet the handmade French shades are only beginning to infiltrate U.S. stores, led by Henri Bendel in New York along with approximately 50 specialty store accounts, such as Ludivine in New York and House of Petrozillia in Los Angeles. “The concept is futuristic vintage,” says Lasry, in Dallas to launch his first Texas account, Fashion Optical. “The inspirations are shapes from the past mixed with my personal touch — a little avant-garde and a little rock, electronic. You can really have fun with sunglasses.” Lasry takes risks with asymmetry and vivid colors, such as purple, along with stark combos of black and white. The fall collection will be “very graphic — nothing solid — and big on round and curvy.” The sunglasses average $400 to $450 at retail.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive