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December 2013



the winter 2013 collection C R E AT E D B Y


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IN THIS ISSUE Winter Trends Apparel Accessories On Our Radar Books, Film, and Music Design  News Retail Profiling: Discrimination at Barney’s

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3.1 Phillip Lim, 425 USD Jil Sander, 995 USD

Gucci, 1250 USD

Erickson Beamon, 1890 USD

Apparel Report: Oversized Coats Monochromatic Ensembles Acne

Slouchy and Loose-Fit Trousers

This season, it’s all about rounded shoulders and a warm head! Deep, rich colors and classic prints will keep the streets cheery- what’ll it be for you? Stay cozy with these staff picks.

Halleh, 2420 USD Marni, 640 USD

Phillip Lim

Zara, 239 USD

Richard Nicoll, 560 USD


Givenchy, 1335 USD

3.1 Phillip Lim, 695 USD

Dolce & Gabbana, 2600 USD

Christopher Kane, 2110 USD

Topshop, 28 USD

Eugenia Kim, 225 USD Acne Studios, 90 USD

Jil Sander, 995 USD

Rag & Bone, 295 USD Acne Studios, 630 USD Doc Martens, 250 USD Assembly

Accessories Report: Knit Beanies and Berets Masculine Boots Structured and Textured Bags


On Our Radar

What to Read:

Barney’s New York Creative Director Simon Doonan’s amazing sense of humor and insanely entertaining life in the fashion industry makes The Asylum hysterical. With his references to the new and old, Doonan writes a series of short essays that any fashion lover can relate to and learn from.

What to Watch:

What to Hear:

Kings of Leon sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull, showcases the elements KOL do best: turn-on-adime tempo changes, mysterious, atmospheric ballads, and ringing, hard-charging rockers. It ventures into new territory while remaining resolutely a guitar rock album in the classic sense.

In The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by and starring Ben Stiller, confuses reality with fantasy in this cool, airless take on James Thurber’s short story. In Stiller’s version, Mitty is a photographic archivist for Time magazine who dreams of a life beyond his cubicle — saving children from burning buildings, or bursting through ice-flows, blue eyes boring into his co-worker crush Cheryl (Kristin Wiig).

On Our Radar

Who to watch: Though well-known in her homeland Russia since 2007, Vika Gazinskaya is just now breaking into the American market. Let us introduce you to your new favorite fashion designer.

“Dolls produced in the USSR were often ugly and scary, they didn’t really provoke a desire to play,” she says. “When I got my first Barbie and Ken I started to make their clothing, and even the bed sheets. I was even making furniture for them— fireplace, sofas, beds, painting for the walls!” Gazinskaya’s moves in Paris are a necessary next step. “There’s no real industry [in Russia], so it is difficult to say what Russian aesthetic is fashion wise because there’s no context,” she says. “The opulence of the past is a stereotype and it is not what young women here are obsessed with... As for me, I want to know your opinion!”

A few of our favorite looks from Gazinskaya’s Winter 2013 collection:

retail profiling When Trayon Christian, a 19 year-old engineering student from Queens, walked into Barneys New York to purchase a $349 Salvator Ferregamo belt, the last thing he imagined was leaving the store in handcuffs. Now Barneys in hot water as it faces Discrimination lawsuits for Christain and other black shoppers. Article and Interview by Sahiba Johar A black teenager is shopping for justice — claiming Barneys staffers and New York City cops racially profiled him for credit card fraud after he bought a $349 belt. Trayon Christian, 19, told the Daily News he filed a lawsuit after he was targeted by staffers at Barneys’ Madison Ave. flagship store and detained by police because they didn’t believe a young black man could possibly afford to buy such an expensive belt. The fashion-forward teen, who lives with his

mom in Corona, Queens, is studying engineering at the New York City College of Technology, where he had a work-study job. Christian said his paycheck had just been direct deposited into his Chase bank account, so he went straight to Barneys on the afternoon of April 29 to buy the pricey Ferragamo belt with a silver buckle and a reversible black and white strap. “I knew exactly what I wanted,” Christian said. He’d seen the belt on a lot of his favorite celebrities, including rapper Juelz Santana.

According to his lawsuit, the clerk asked Christian to show his ID, which he did. “I showed my state ID,” he told The News. The clerk didn’t react as he signed for his purchase and left, he said. But he got no more than a block from the store when two undercover NYPD detectives stopped him near E. 60th St., the lawsuit said. “They said my card wasn’t real, it was fake. They said someone at Barneys called to report it,” said Christian. The male detectives — whose names he never learned — asked to see ID and look in his bag, he said. They also asked him if he worked, and where. “I showed them my school ID and my driver’s license,” said Christian, who was 18 when the incident allegedly occurred. “I kept thinking, ‘Why is this happening to me?’” he said. “The detectives were asking me, ‘How could you afford a belt like this? Where did you get this money from?’” he said.


He was handcuffed and taken to the 19th Precinct stationhouse. According to his lawsuit, he was detained in a holding cell for about two hours. He was then released with his debit card, his belt and an apology from the police, Christian said.

A spokeswoman for the NYPD denied Christian was detained for two hours, saying he was brought into the precinct at 7:04 p.m. and was allowed to leave at 7:45 p.m. “Mr. Christian was held in police custody for approximately 42 minutes and as soon as we determined that the card was authentic, he was immediately released,” said Inspector Kim Royster. He was never charged, according to his attorney. “I was nervous the whole time, but not really scared because I knew I had done nothing wrong,” said the teen. After he got home, he got angry. “I brought the belt back to Barneys a few days later and returned it. I got my money back, I’m not shopping there again,” he said. “It’s cruel. It’s racist.” Calls to Barneys, which is led by CEO Mark Lee, were not returned. The city Law Department said it hadn’t seen the court papers yet. “We are awaiting a formal copy of the lawsuit and will review the claims upon receipt,” said Elizabeth Thomas, a Law Department spokeswoman. While we wait to hear more, protestors gather outside of Barneys this season not with PETA signs but with the anger that is caused by discrimination. The department store is pushing blame on the employee that called the police, but as more reports of racial profiling come to surface, we have to ask ourselves: Where is fashion headed with such a closed mind about race?

The staff at Bazaar wishes our readers a very Happy Holidays!

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