NEW YORK — Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti’s jet-set life has become synonymous with her luxury brand, Vivre, a catalogue and e-commerce site that she fills with her unique discoveries.
Jeanbart-Lorenzotti also curates a collection of slightly lower-priced products for HSN. In October, she’ll launch the first of three limited-edition capsule collections for New York & Co. The exclusive luxury-influenced and affordably priced collection will be available online and in New York & Co. stores nationwide in October. Jeanbart-Lorenzotti’s collections for New York & Co. will include items ranging from statement bracelets, necklaces and handbags to embellished and sophisticated jackets, tops and pants. Prices range from $29.99 to $109.95 for a leather jacket. The second and third capsules will bow in November and December.
Jeanbart-Lorenzotti’s signature detail, the snake, is found throughout the New York & Co. collection on everything from the logo to bracelet cuffs to closure details on clutches. Examples of her pieces include a faux-suede fringe bag with signature snake detail and a snake-print scarf.
Each piece will embody the distinctive style for which Eva is known, and the confidence and spirit that are New York City.
Jeanbart-Lorenzotti travels the world procuring rarified items for the catalogue and e-commerce site. “Retail is different for me, even though I have stores in the Bahamas,” she said. “I’m giving my own line serious thought. I really have a point of view. It’s going to be interesting to see and feel my products in the stores.”
Items sold on Vivre.com include a blue sapphire name ring by Sazingg for $11,400; diamond spiral earrings by Caroline Dadlani for $8,000, and a belt with a 24-karat gold-plated buckle shaped like a goldfish for $1,885.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast