Style Notes: Band of Outsiders Pop-Up at Fred Segal; Malcolm X Legacy Collection
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Alexa Chung Releases Film to Accompany Her Fantastic Collection [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Earlier this month, Alexa Chung unveiled her third see-now-buy-now collection, titled “Fantastic,” which was inspired by the '90s Britpop music scene. In Chung’s signature tomboy style, the collection mixes oversize tailored jackets with slogan T-shirts, denim boiler suits, ruffled blouses, lace dresses and miniskirts. “I think I’m always intrigued by that stage of youth where you’re caught in between teenage-dom and adulthood,” Chung said in a press statement. “There’s a synergy between what’s going on in the video: finding one’s place in the world, tentative expression, the joy of discovery and what’s going on with our brand, progressively feeling more confident. Britpop largely inspired this collection, and that sort of ultra-British experience of soggy chips and windswept beaches and old men’s pubs and disco revivals is a time and a place I wanted to revisit in this film.”
Band of Outsiders to Pop Up in Fred Segal [WWD]
Band of Outsiders, the menswear brand originally founded in Los Angeles in 2004 by Scott Sternberg, will launch a pop-up shop and window at Fred Segal’s new Sunset Boulevard flagship in West Hollywood on Thursday that will remain open through Feb. 18. The pop-up will be the exclusive L.A. outlet for the brand’s spring 2018 collection, a reboot of the label under brand director Daniel Hettmann and designer Angelo van Mol. To celebrate the pop-up shop, Fred Segal and Liberty Fairs will co-host a comedy night with Band of Outsiders on Thursday at The Laugh Factory, the legendary club down the street from Fred Segal. This format mimics the Band of Outsiders spring 2018 presentation in London, which was presented in a comedy club by a troupe of entertainers, harkening back to the brand’s interactive presentations conceived by Sternberg, who has since left the brand. The L.A. show will feature comedians Jonathan Kite (2 Broke Girls), Chris Rock’s brother Jordan Rock, Rell Battle and Rob Pearson.
The Malcolm X Legacy Collection at Harlem Fashion Week [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
A few days before the women’s shows kick off in Manhattan,