BRITNEY SPEARS AND DANCERS WEAR THE LAKE & STARS X ZALDY COLLABORATION FOR 2011 PRESS TOUR
COLLABORATION WITH CAROLINE POLACHEK OF CHAIRLIFT,
THE LAKE & STARS FALL 2011 FASHION WEEK PRESENTATION
The Lake & Stars commissioned Caroline (Spring 2011 muse and campaign star) to design the sound for their Fall 2011 Fashion Week Presentation. Taking cues from their visions of Italian neo-classicism through a 1970's lens, Caroline Polachek of the band Chairlift assembled a palette of baroque Moog synthesizers and hazed-out classical music, layered with her own custom synthesizer performances.
For your consideration, download here (mp3 files):
THE LAKE & STARS WINS 2011 ECCO DOMANI FASHION FOUNDATION AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Joining alumni favorites such as Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, and Alexander Wang, The Lake & Stars are the first ever lingerie brand to be awarded the Ecco Domani prize in the Womenswear category.
JANUARY 2011: THE LAKE & STARS NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE
The Lake & Stars makes its debut on luxury online retailer site Net-A-Porter with the “Citadel” chemise and exclusive styles to be revealed April 2011.
THE LAKE & STARS LAUNCHES FIRST RETAIL SHOP AT VANCOUVER’S WALDORF HOTEL
Newly re-opened boutique hotel The Waldorf in Vancouver, Canada is home to the first retail shop for The Lake & Stars. Nestled in a customized room within the hotel’s 2nd floor, guests can find a full range of this season’s styles and feel the full experience of the 1950’s hotel.
To launch the new “Shop-in-Room”, the hotel collaborated with artists and set designers to create six “Peep Shows” with live tableaus reminiscent of David Lynch films, complete with cinematic lighting, sound effects, and actresses wearing The Lake & Stars.
More on this event in The Block magazine.
COLLABORATION WITH NEW LUGGAGE COMPANY ONE WAY TICKET
In November of 2010, designers Nikki and Maayan were asked to design a collection of luggage and handbags for new American luggage company “One Way Ticket”. With the global approach of collaborating with developing world artisanal groups to create fashion products, the founders of One Way Ticket traveled with Maayan and Nikki to Rwanda and Kenya to meet with womens’ coops and organic mills to recruit a team of artisans who would manufacture their new designs. During their two week “Design Retreat” the ladies had the good fortune of meeting everyone several artists, chefs, gorillas, and baby elephants.
Stay tuned for updates on the new collection and a Fall 2011 debut.
CRYSTAL RENN MODELS OUR TOPSELLING “GRAND PRIX” CHEMISE IN LONDON FASHION WEEK POSTER
SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE ROMANTIC… THE LAKE & STARS LAUNCHES BRIDAL
The Lake & Stars offers a fresh new collection of underwear for your wedding night, bridesmaids, or significant others... A fun alternative to the obvious white lace and frill. In luxurious silk charmeuse or chiffon, each item is sprinkled with matte metal studs reading “I do”, “Something Blue”, “Bride”, and more.
Arriving in stores March 2011
All Photos: Sarra Fleur
MAY 10, 2010: OUR SISTER LINE “DOUBLE IN BRASS” HITS STORES!
The Lake & Stars’ sister line for Urban Outfitters hits stores and UO websites (in US and UK!) May 10...
To “Double in Brass” was used originally in reference to circus performers who would play an instrument in addition to walking the tightrope. It comes from the Victorian term, which means to take on a second job.
The most exciting item in this more casual collection is The Lake & Stars’ first underwire bustier, a top that can be worn both in and out of the bedroom. Additionally, the new range features details found on their bras and bodysuits, such as the grosgrain and necktie hook closures, and the zigzag stitching along many of the seams You'll also find hook and eye tape along the backs of teddies, giving the illusion of an opening that goes all the way from front to back.
Shot on location at The Woolworth Mansion, NY. All photos: Tom Hines
“UNDERCOVER” EXHIBIT EXTENDED IN UK
See some of The Lake & Stars’ early designs in a traveling show about the history of lingerie, previously at London’s Fashion Textile Museum. Undercover is the first exhibition in the UK to examine the evolution of women’s underwear over the last hundred years in detail - tracing the development and changing nature of women’s underwear from health garment and shape definer to fashion ‘must have’.
For more info click here: http://www.thehubcentre.info/exhibitions/undercover/
Find The Lake & Stars in CONTEMPORARY LINGERIE DESIGN,
Published by Laurence King Press
Contemporary Lingerie Design, by Katie Dominy and published by Laurence King in February 2010 features the work of 30 lingerie designers from around the world. The book brings out the individuality of each designer and provides a compelling insight into their working methods.
The design of lingerie is often seen as a mystery, even by professionals working in other sectors of the fashion industry. This book explains the processes at work and the many unexpected influences that shape the color, silhouettes, and decoration of each piece.
Kate Dominy interviews the designers, finding out what it is about 1930s Berlin, childhood ballet lessons or French cinema that has influenced their work. They also discuss styling, favorite designs, and the global market of lingerie. In the 1990s, the explosion in designer fashion became the launch pad for many young lingerie designers. The growth in small luxury labels led many to choose lingerie as their creative outlet, being conscious of fashion, but also with a clear idea of their own “lingerie world.” At the same time, many international designers extended their product line into other areas, which included lingerie alongside footwear, handbags, and fragrances. In addition, the decade saw designer lingerie spring up not only in Europe and the US, but also in countries such as Japan and Australia and major cities in South America. This trend towards lingerie designers based outside of the traditional fashion capitals will evolve as fashion finds new hotspots and enthusiastic markets worldwide.
The Lake & Stars launches a sister line: “Double in Brass”
This Spring, Urban Outfitters will be exclusively launching a collection of lingerie and loungewear designed by The Lake & Stars. As a fun, younger counterpart to the luxury line available in boutiques, Nikki and Maayan will be offering the Urban Outfitters customer something to wear in or out of the bedroom for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2010.
For those who'd like to know…to “Double in Brass” is a Victorian term for taking on a second job.
The Evolution of Underwear
June 12 - September 27, 2009
Exhibit at London’s Fashion Textile Museum features items from The Lake & Stars, and a film made for Fall 08 Collection by Matt Sundin.
For Summer 2009, The Lake & Stars have collaborated with Carlos Quirarte and Matt Kliegman of New York City’s new concept space “The Smile” to offer two exclusive new styles. One, inspired by items made with Italian Vogue for a Steven Meisel editorial, is a beach-sexy cotton teddy made in very limited edition. The second style is a luxurious gold one-piece swimsuit worn by Harley Viera-Newton, shot by Kava Gorna.