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Video of the Day: Harmony Korine for Proenza Schouler

Notorious avant-garde filmmaker Harmony Korine (Kids, Gummo, Mister Lonely, Trash Humpers) has created a new Super 8 film to help promote Proenza Schouler’s fall 2010 collection. Co-designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, both longtime fans of his work, approached Korine with a picture by Christopher Wool and “this idea of innocence and kids that were lost.” But the decision to shoot the short in Nashville, where he currently lives, was all him.

As Korine explained to T Magazine: “I used to hang out with this gang of black girls that were really hardcore delinquents, and I always loved them. Sometimes we would walk home from school and I would just watch them like set stuff on fire. Some of them would sleep in tree-houses and things. I used to always just think they were so terrific. In some way I just kinda tapped into that story.”

Click through to check out the finished product. … Read More

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Anna Sui’s Gossip Girl-Inspired Collection for Target

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten excited about one of Target’s GO! International collaborations with a high end designer — in fact, it was Proenza Schouler back in February of 2007. For some reason (cheaper fabrics, non-sample sizes, mass production) many of the designers selected (Jovovich-Hawk, Erin Fetherston, Thakoon) struggle to make their high-fashion pieces translate into an affordable, limited-edition collections. The latest big name to give it a go is Anna Sui. Her Gossip Girl-inspired pieces won’t hit stores until this September, but they’re already building buzz thanks to the leaked lookbook photos… Read More

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High Fashion in a Low Economy: A Tutorial

The high-end retail environment is baring the brunt of consumers’ recession-induced hesitation to spend. The blood-bath clearance sales post holidays were said to be a “once in a lifetime event,” with rumors of bargain bins filled to the brim with last season Marc Jacobs hand bags going for Marc by Marc prices. This past month, Henri Bendel announced that it was scrapping its retail department all together and reducing its store to the two most lucrative floors — jewelry and cosmetics. Institutions like Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York are also feeling the pinch of a new economy, with staggering losses reported last quarter. … Read More

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