Opening Soon at Americana Manhasset ... Roberto Cavalli, J. Mendel, Philipp Plein and Kith & Kith Treats
November 1, 2017
Having just presented his first collection as creative director of Roberto Cavalli, the future looks bright for this Italian fashion house under the eye of Paul Surridge. An alum of Jil Sander, Calvin Klein and Z Zegna, the Brit designer is keen to maintain the glamour and sensuality of the Cavalli brand while expanding its daywear offerings. With a focus on both leather and knitwear for spring, practicality and comfort also play solid roles in the pieces. The Cavalli brand is undeniably about animal prints, but Surridge opted for a single graphic zebra print complemented by references to Tuscany and earthy hues such as sienna. Also very much present is evening wear, which emphasized the arms for several looks, with the upper part reminiscent of sports bras or yoga tops.
Look for Roberto Cavalli on the north side of the center, adjacent to Fendi and Burberry.
A fifth-generation French atelier, J. Mendel returns to Americana Manhasset with a full-fledged, freestanding boutique offering its breadth of ready-to-wear, evening wear, furs, accessories and handbags. For Spring 2018, Gilles Mendel's labor-intensive, handcrafted clothes -- qualities that have made him a red carpet favorite -- are best appreciated in everything from an ultra-light broadtail and lace trench to easy, free-flowing silhouettes for evening. A turquoise cut-velvet number had the look and feel of a (very luxurious) T-shirt, and the tiered slip dresses were floaty and unrestrictive. Even the dreamiest ball gown with a big pale pink tulle skirt has the ease of a scoop-neck tank.
Look for J. Mendel on the north side of the center, adjacent to Cartier and Salvatore Ferragamo.
A favorite of celebrities as diverse as Fergie, Madonna and Snoop Dogg, Philipp Plein's penchant for glitz and glamour has skyrocketed him to the forefront of unabashed style. No shortage of flash accompanies the German designer as he lives a much-envied jet-setting lifestyle -- elements all of which instruct his clothing for men and women. For Spring 2018, under the theme "Good Gone Bad," the recurrent logo was a ball-gagged and bonded Alice in Wonderland character. For women, this included dresses that were new to Plein’s repertoire, including a tiered-and-pleated white gown styled with leather straps, and sequined anorak jumpsuits. For men, the standout pieces were jackets -- including an alligator moto with high five-figure price tag to boot. High-top sneakers, acid-washed jeans and brief waistbands proudly flaunting the Plein moniker held strong.
Look for Philipp Plein on the north side of the center, adjacent to David Yurman and Christian Louboutin.
One of the most significant purveyors of streetwear street style as we know it today, Ronnie Fieg has redefined and influenced how an entire generation of millennials dress, shop and consume. As the mastermind behind Kith, now entering its sixth year, the Queens native capitalized on hotly coveted collaborations with powerhouse brands Nike and Adidas to launch a signature apparel line in 2012. Growing exponentially year-over-year, Fieg brings his ears-on-the-ground instinct and knack for trendsetting style to Hirshleifers at Americana Manhasset, where his Kith boutique will be joined by a Kith Treats bar. "Some kids can't afford to buy an article of clothing every other week or every month, so they can leave with a taste."
Look for Kith and Kith Treats located adjacent to Max Mara in the central breezeway.