Style Notes: J. Crew Debuts Its Own Sunglasses; La Perla Names First Creative Director
Turn up this Tuesday with a bit of style news.
J. Crew's latest offering in the accessories department is a bit more traditional than their Pocket Dial collab with Jimmy Fallon. The retailer unveiled a new collection of in-house men's and women's sunglasses styles, priced between $98 and $128. The collection features six classic styles (three for men) such as an aviator and cat eye, and are available in various J. Crew hues like persimmon, as well as classic tortoise shell and black. The new styles join the retailer's inventory of Ray-Ban and Illesteva shades, which are a bit pricier than the new frames. [J. Crew, The New York Times]
Brazilian designer Pedro Lourenco has been tapped as Italian lingerie label La Perla's first creative director. In his position, Lourenco will oversee design for lingerie, sleepwear, loungewear, accessories, as well as the atelier collections presented at Paris couture week. His first collection for La Perla will be presented next month at Milan Fashion Week. [WWD]
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Zara is well-known for its designer knock-offs, which often skate by due to the fact that designers don't have the time or patience to deal with a legal battle, but its latest designer copy may spell trouble for the Spanish retailer. A new sweatshirt reading "Elle MacPherson" has the Internet abuzz for its similarity to The Reformation's "Cindy Crawford" sweatshirts, which were first released in 2013. According to The Fashion Law, The Reformation could make the case that Zara is in violation of trademark infringement, while MacPherson could sue for the unauthorized use of her name. [The Fashion Law]
Aerie, American Eagle Outfitter's lingerie and swim brand, has made a name for itself for its unretouched images of models in bras and panties. And now, the brand is in the spotlight once again for casting full-figure model Barbie Ferreira (repped by Wilhelmina) in its new swim campaign. Images of the 19-year-old, who has a nearly a quarter of a million Instagram followers, have gone viral in the hours since they were first released, with the general response of the web being overwhelmingly positive. [People Style Watch]