space519 carries a carefully crafted assortment of women’s items; including apparel, personal accessories, beauty & apothecary items.
it seems that almost every a-lister at this year’s met ball was sporting some sort on an accessory from acclaimed designer eddie borgo. his pieces are creative, luxurious and most importantly glamorous. for the last year or so he has been a central part of our women’s accessory assortment. the much lauded accessory collection is a study in traditions – american costume jewelry, the history of rock and roll, and the heritage of new york city. borgo began designing jewelry in 2002, creating one of a kind pieces for top stylists. in 2008 he started his own namesake collection, which gained quick attention from some of the world’s best taste-makers. the line is carried at many of the world’s finest stores, including collette in paris, liberty london and joyce in hong kong. borgo is a CFDA/vogue fashion fund runner up and he was the 2011 winner of the prestigious CFDA/swarovski award for innovation in accessory design. we love the way he effortlessly mixes edgy and sweet. miraculously, he somehow makes hard edges exude a feminine chic. the reaction to our first delivery has been incredibly strong, clients love the small details and the exquisite craftsmanship of the pieces. also it is a joy to own something from this much lauded and written about designer. almost like collecting a small work of art. the eddie borgo accessory collection – pieces range from $115 to $475
APIECE APART is a stellar new collection which we are super excited to add to our mix at space519. The line of elevated basics has been getting so much attention of late – most notably with their video presentation featured as the opener on style.com. APIECE APART is composed of building block pieces that are as versatile as the woman wearing them. The label focuses on clean lines, chic and simple shapes, impeccable tailoring and beautiful fabrics. It collection aspires to balance the simple with the sophisticated. The classic with the modern. The collection was born during a trip to West Texas for the designers’ 30th birthdays. Inspired by the austere and beautiful landscape, Starr Hout and Laura Cramer conceived of a simplified wardrobe, one that could be packed into a single bag – simple items that could be mixed and matched to go anywhere and do anything. This spring the collection creates a space where Scandinavia and Japan meet. The collection mixes Danish modernism with the imperfect, raw edges of Wabi Sabi. Modern silhouettes are presented in natural fabrics and classic silhouettes are re-imagined in forward fabrics. Most notably the line combines Italian technicals and Spanish burlaps with crisp, clean cottons. And we love that all of the collection is manufactured in New York – it’s 100% made in the USA. APIECE APART Spring 2013 (pieces range from $265 to $475).
“more is more” is often our mantra – and the newest collection from the uber hot jewelery collection dannijo is certainly singing that song. for anyone who isn’t on social media, the line is the creation of sisters danielle and jodie snyder. the pair grew up in sunny jacksonville florida, where they used their cardiologist father’s medical tools to teach themselves how to make jewelry (while still in middle school). years later the two reunited in NYC, and bored by their corporate jobs, they went back to their childhood hobby and created a small jewelry collection. that first collection was taken in by bergdorf goodman and sold out within days. a feature on the today show continued the momentum, and today (and almost 60K instagram follwers later) they are worn by such a-list celebrities as natalie portman, beyonce, blake lively, oprah and rihanna. we picked up the collection last fall, and are continuing impressed by the designers wild creativity and meticulous construction. the pieces put the statement back statement jewelry (all caps, bolded with an explanation point). in a feature about their social media prowess, the new york times describes their pieces as “boho-chic jewelry — made of oxidized metals, dotted with colorful stones and studded with shards of crystal.” there interesting combinations and bold use of color continue to strike us. a large new assortment has arrived in store. just follow the eye-popping glow from all those crystals. dannijo jewelry spring/summer collection (pieces range from $245 to $798).
we first found out about handbag designer ellen truijen a few years back after seeing her bags across many influential fashion blogs. their edgy simplicity certainly spoke to us right from the start. during the years we have carried her bags they have attained a serious cult following. clients love the versatility (all bags have 2 detachable and interchangeable straps which allow them to be worn many ways) and the incredible quality and feel of her leather. ellen truijen lives and works in maastricht, a town in the south netherlands. previously a dancer and fashion stylist, she began developing her ideas for bags in 2000. soon after she found friends and acquaintances eager to get their hands on her designs. based on this initial response she founded her own label, ellen truijen, in 2002. the high quality leather used for her products is personally selected by truijen with great care. and all of the bags are handmade in the netherlands by passionate master craftsmen. from soft goatskin to rough suede, her designs are stripped down to their bare essentials. and we love her muted colour palette which makes her bags easy to pair with any outfit. come in and select your own style. but do so quickly, as has been the case with all of our previous deliveries, this one is sure to sell out fast. ellen truijen hand bags (pieces range from $245 to $395)
we’d been readily searching for this line for a season or two when it happily popped up on a manhattan showroom line-up last fall. and when we saw it live, it was just as inspiring as it had been when we’d first noticed it on the pages of many high-profiled fashion lay-out. with a nod to seventies sportswear, tribune standard strikes a balance between utilitarian design and well crafted flourishes. the design team feels passionately about the art of making exceptional clothing — with an emphasis on details like tailoring, fit and finish. details which often get overlooked in this age of fast fashion and celebrity labels. over the past decade and a half, designer tawfik mounayer has earned his elegantly embroidered stripes working for some of america’s most recognizable sportswear brands. most recently serving as a vice president of design at liz claiborne, he has also had stints at gap, ann taylor and worked on the iconic isaac mizrahi for target collection. the charismatic designer likens his american sportswear and seventies glamour penchant to that of a love child between claire mccardell and yves saint laurent – with halston playing the role as godfather. with tribune standard he is aiming to bring something more to the table, the balance, the precision and thoughtfulness of design. tt’s about creating your own style and making choices that fit the life you want to live. our assortment at space519 encapsules all of the lines signature silhouettes – a great summer dress, that full skirt that everyone wants this season and of course the perfect boucle jacket. tribune standard spring 2013 (pieces range from $365 to $695)
sonia rykiel has been crowned “coco rykiel” for her quirky, deconstructed garb that upended left bank chic when she first came on the scene in the early sixties. aside from window-dressing her father’s shops in her teens, and creating knits for her husband’s business, rykiel had no formal training. in 1968, she opened her own boutique on the left bank, where she hawked her covetable designs. known for her fashionable details, as a designer she is known for inverted seams, de-line looks, and adding whimsical details to her clothes. design philosophies which have won a following among the fashion-forward. she is a true national treasure in france, so much so that in 1996, the french government awarded her the legion d’honneur. today her daughter nathalie rykiel (who spent more than a decade as creative director) is president and artistic director. and her granddaughter lola rykiel is running SONIA from her NYC base. with three rykiels at the helm, we think the collection reads especially french couture chic, with style in spades, and no back-breaking prices. the colors and construction of these timeless pieces assure their status as wardrobe staples for seasons to come. sonia/sonia rykiel spring 2013 (pieces range from $395 to $595 ).
fresh from their 2013 ecco domani fashion foundation win (previous winners include prabal gurung, alexander wang and rodarte) TOME arrives at space519. it is remarkable collection we first fell in love with during a market appointment in Paris last fall. based in NYC, this line, designed by two uber talented australians, is sure to knock you socks off. the basis for TOME began in 1988 while ryan lobo and ramon martin were studying fashion in sydney. from there their careers took very different paths, ramon into fashion design ( at alberta ferretti, jean paul gaultier and derek lam) and ryan as buyer for two of australia’s leading luxury multi brand stores. 2011 saw the birth of their opus – TOME. the collection reflects the pair’s collective experience expressed in what they define as “practical and straightforward – clear cut, essential dressing.” purity is the cornerstone of this brand - form follows function and every is infinitely wearable. yet each piece has small detailing and a smart fit that makes it oh so special. TOME spring 2013 (pieces range from 345.00 to 595.00).
we love lulu frost. accordingly we were so excited to introduce the line to our well currated accesory line-up at space519 with the winter/holiday 2012 collection. on our first buying appointment we were overwhelmed by the AMAZING assortment of exquisite pieces within her new york workshop/showroom. honestly, we wanted to take everything. it was also fascinating to to see how she reworks and recreates vintage pieces and integrates them into her jewelry. for those of you who are not familiar with the collection, lulu frost is an accessory brand founded in 2004 by designer lisa salzer (known to her family as lulu). this family, led by lisa’s maternal grandmother elizabeth frost, has been involved in the estate jewelry business for generations. salzer got her start making pieces for herself , and selling to professors and friends from her dartmouth dorm room. upon graduation she launched her first collection and soon found placement at many of the world’s top stores. frost’s work blends antique, vintage and modern elements to reinvent timeless classics. the pieces feature a pitch-perfect mash-up of these disparate elements to create tough yet sweet retro-chic designs (all with a twist). we know you’ll be so excited to own your first piece. and then be back soon to add another. lulu frost jewelry (pieces range from $150 to $530)
19 4t is one of our favorite fashion collections. based in los angeles, all of their pieces are constructed from their signature extra soft cotton which is milled on vintage japanese looms. “i felt like quality casual wear was sparse and that the industry was lacking the concept of taking traditional casual wear such as a pair of sweatpants or a sweatshirt and translating them into something that could be considered a refined garment ” notes designer linda monaskanian. we couldn’t agree more. we constantly see women running around town in their “lulu lemons” and we get that it is easy and comfortable. however, 19 4t offers a chic and accessible solution to this ubiquity. the knit jersey blazers and zip-ups have a terrific hand and they fit superbly. her knit pant has great lines and it doesn’t look like you just came from the gym. all of the tops work well back to denim. and of course the entire line easily mixes and matches back to itself and layers beautifully. which is why you’ll find yourself coming back for multiples from this stylish collection. and why the name? it seems that linda was the most popular name in america in 1940 and for her label the spelling of ”40″ was altered slightly to pay homage to her signature t-shirt. 19 4t – (pieces range from $95 to $285)
brachfeld parlaghy is our latest accessory collection at space519. from our first exposure to the collection during our market appointment in NYC last fall we have been intrigued and impressed by the line. it is the brainchild of laura brachfeld parlaghy. parlaghy has an impressive background in leather goods. upon graduation from college her first collection was carried by legendary retailer bergdorf goodman. she then went on to build years of experience as creative director for some of the world’s premier handbag companies before launching brachfeld parlaghy in 2010. her design philosophy is that, as in art, a luxury handbag is an object to covet, and to evoke strong emotion. with this in mind she designs with a wide array of inspiration; from medieval history to bondage, from military uniforms to urbanity. it all comes together to give her collection a modern sexy edge. but first and foremost her bags have an evident quality of workmanship and materials. the feel of her leather and heft of her findings is impressive to the touch. as she notes the collection “. . . is not for the faint of heart. it’s for the woman who is confident in her individuality, (who) has the strength to take risks, and the rebellion to do what has not been done before.” our initial pieces from her fall 2012 collection have sold well. our clients like the fact that the line represents something new but still has the luxury and design savvy of the european designer bags they also love to carry. we recommend that you stop in a feel the leather and see how each piece looks in hand – we know you’ll be hooked by the the strong sexy way they make you feel. brachfeld parlaghy 2012 fall collection – pieces range from $545 to $895