As May Market Week rapidly approaches, we’ve all got Fall weather, Fall trends and Fall trade shows on our minds! Accessories has been checking in with some of the industry’s best retailers to see what piqued their interest most from the runway shows and what’s on their open-to-buy hit list. This ongoing series will run through Market Week to give you a sneak peek into the minds of retailers.
Barneys New York Fashion Director, Marina Larroude
Larroudé brings an editor’s eye to Barneys in this role she’s had for less than a year. For the past two years she served as the fashion and accessories director at Teen Vogue, and prior to that, she spent eight years in editorial at Style.com. Here, Accessories chats with Larroudé about what she’s excited about on the Fall runways and in the markets and how she plans to edit it all down for the Barneys customer.
Accessories: What Fall fashion trend are you most excited about and how are you looking to translate this for your customer with accessories?
We are seeing lots of fur and faux fur everywhere. From ready–to-wear to accessories like sneakers, boots and clutches, we spotted lots of fur trimming on accessories. It’s a trend that can be fun or refined and there is a bit for every customer.
What’s one item you saw on the Fall runways that you just can’t wait to see interpreted at May Market?
We love the Alberta Ferretti embroidery slides which we will have exclusively at Barneys. I can’t wait for it to hit the floors.
What’s a new brand or category you recently added or plan to add to your assortment?
I saw Goossens while in Paris for the pre-collections and I fell in love with it. It’s a very refined costume jewelry line with longstanding relationships to the Parisian couture houses.
Chokers came, saw and conquered! What are you seeking next in jewelry?
Chokers are still strong and we are seeing them in various forms. The hard ones we were seeing before are evolving into softer versions of velvet with pendants and loosely layered chains. I’m looking for more personal and bold pieces, that’s why I was so attracted by Goossens’ designs. It has that vintage ’80s feeling and is something that you could have borrowed from your mom’s closet.
A lot for Fall seems so lush, from sequins to velvet to glitter to embroidery. How are you capturing this for your customers?
Lush can be youthful and modern. We will have lots of glitter sneakers and funky boots at the store, as well as brocade pumps. Customers want novelty in the form of special and unique pieces.
In handbags, consumers seem to be open to new brands… what have you discovered lately?
I’m in love with Sonia Rykiel mini chain bags and Llora crocodile clutches. From Sonia, I adore the sequined or tweed bags. From Llora, which we will carry exclusively, the colors are so alluring and the shapes are very traditional. It’s modern luxury.
Anything cultural you want to check out in New York City this May?
The Met exhibition “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” is a must followed by a walk in Central Park for a moment of peace.
And on a less cultural note, what TV shows are inspiring you these days?
Lately, I can’t stop watching Big Little Lies!
Where’s your favorite place to go for a drink/dinner in NYC during Market?
Freds Downtown is my favorite spot to go with friends or with my team.