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by rachel on April 5th, 2013 (No Comments)
This lavish yet oh so luscious collection for fall 2013 was inspired by the world of rock and roll with details like studded shoulders and chain detail waists. The genius is that the pieces look timeless and effervescent on the body.
Brunello Cucinelli is known for being the magician of cashmere but this year the magic has gone to another level. Concepts such as cashmere lace used as a sleeve detail demonstrate his devotion to elevating the fiber. One divine sweater shown below is made of crocheted cashmere with paillettes that only three people know how to craft and it takes them 8 hours to do so.
For fall Cucinelli is now even taking over the footwear realm by taking a traditional masculine shoe like a combat boot and made it feminine with details like monili on straps, heels and tongues.
Some of the Cucinelli devotees will notice that this collection may be a little different, the color palette that is typically lighter neutral for Cucinelli has transformed into something a little bit darker with colors like fox, moonlight and brown. They even have new outerwear fabrications with Persian Lamp and Neoprene.
Take a look at the current spring 2013 collection here at Roan.
by Muffy on February 27th, 2013 (No Comments)
Peter, Peter, didn’t anyone tell you the rules? You are not supposed to make things this brilliant! This is meant to be the work the established titans of the industry. Complexity made simple, patterns merging effortlessly together, are you serious? Now we are going to have to tell on you.
Check out Peter Pilotto’s spring 2013 collection here – (it’s pretty fabulous)
by rachel on December 13th, 2012 (1 Comment)
Just got that cashmere sweater you’ve been eyeing for the holidays? Well we’re here to give you some advice on how to keep that sweater looking brand new.
Even if the label says, “dry clean only”, there is a better way to keep your favorite Cucinelli cashmere sweater feeling soft and keeping its shape. The great news is that it saves you a trip to the dry cleaners!
The trick is to actually hand-wash the cashmere in a baby shampoo (like Johnson and Johnson) or with a mild detergent (like Woolite). You will just want to make sure the detergent or shampoo is even mixed with the water before you put the sweater into it. Then just put the cashmere piece in the water and gently wash it by letting it soak for a couple of hours.
To dry just lay flat on a towel and reshape the cashmere to how you wear it. Warning here! Make sure you reshape to how you wear it exactly, because it will dry exactly how you reshape it. So if there is a wrinkle while wet it will dry with a wrinkle (so leave it as pretty as it looks on you). Now make sure while it’s drying to keep the cashmere away from windows or heat.
Now you may know, but never hang cashmere, it can cause dimples and lose shape over time. Don’t fret because we’re going to let you in on a few great tips on how to store cashmere.
To avoid lines down the middle of the sweater fold it like the stores do by folding each side inward by a third. Then you will want to smooth the arms down and fold in half. Fold in a piece of tissue paper; the paper will help prevent wrinkles. Then to make sure your cashmere sweater will last the test of time you will want to store it in a breathable sweater bag.
Now this is the time you may want to get a professional in to help you out. If you do want to try treating it on your own, below are a few tips.
Immediately after something spills on you try to gently blot up the stain then use cold water and gentle stain remover. Then you want to wash the sweater as normal without extra attention to the stain.
Some Tips from the Expert Brunello Cucinelli
Now we may know cashmere but that is nothing next to Brunello Cucinelli, he has been creating luxurious cashmere pieces for over 30 years. He even has a closet full of cashmere himself, so let us enlighten you with a few tips from the master of cashmere:
- Never dry-clean the cashmere unless you have a tricky stain
- Don’t put cashmere in the washing machine (it ages the cashmere fibers much faster)
- Fill a container full of water to wash
- Warm water for solid cashmere pieces
- For printed pieces or pieces with more than one color use very cold water
- Now for the soap, he recommends a tablespoon of gentle hand soap or a detergent that’s made for knitwear (like woolite) and dilute with 5 litres of water or about 1.3 gallons for Americans
- If you need to use a softener try a natural one like white vinegar (chemicals can alter the fabric of cashmere)
- Then let the cashmere soak for 2-3 hours in the water- don’t move it in the water!
- Then you want to gently squeeze out the water till all the soap and water are out
- Don’t twist! It may take some to get it all out, so repeat as necessary
- Lay on a soft towel to dry
- If you need to iron the sweater (don’t let it touch the cashmere directly) use another piece of cloth between the iron and the cashmere
- Cucinelli prefers to store cashmere in a colorless cardboard box with cedar disks inside
- A lightweight fabric bag also works, but a box he says gives material more room to breathe, and the cedar disks deter moths while adding a subtle scent
Miss any tips or tricks you have to keep cashmere looking great? Feel free to comment below!
by rachel on November 29th, 2012 (No Comments)
Life well lived, expressed in clothing
by rachel on November 21st, 2012 (No Comments)
Since the eve of Thanksgiving is upon us we decided to let you know to what we’re thankful for over here.
by rachel on November 15th, 2012 (No Comments)
Last Friday night was a magical night as Roan and the World Pediatric Project hosted nearly 600 of the Richmond area’s fashion set for a fashion show and auction. Chris Benz was feted as his Spring 2013 Collection was unveiled to rave revues. More than $550,000 was raised on the night providing life-giving opportunities to hundreds of children from underdeveloped countries.
Below are some moments from the event:
by rachel on November 5th, 2012 (No Comments)
Fashion superstar Chris Benz rolls into Roan this week! Meet Chris in person Friday 11am -3pm and Saturday 11am-2pm
Watch the video below to see an interview with Chris about this collection at New York Fashion Week
To take a complete look at his resort collection for 2013 visit his website here
by rachel on October 30th, 2012 (1 Comment)
Some designers just get it more than others.
Lela Rose, consistently beautiful, appropriately happy, exclusively at Roan.
Roan is holding an trunk show for Lela Rose Spring 2013 Collection:
October 31st and November 1st 10am-6pm
Appointments are preferred call (804)288-3699 for more information
Get a sneak peek on the Lela Rose Spring 2013 collection below:
by rachel on October 23rd, 2012 (No Comments)
The vintage motorcycle roars to the end of the lane, the engine makes its final gasp, the helmet comes off and the long cascading hair swooshes to the side. It’s a she! And she’s lovely. How is this possible from a fashion perspective? The British group Belstaff has become a beacon of badass while maintaining a level of luxury and femininity that is unmistakable. The season Roan introduced Belstaff to our clients and it is clear that this is a look and a feel that will last. Everyone NEEDS a Belstaff vest or jacket in their life. No other outerwear addresses a chic casual life as well. We can’t promise that there will be many left in the coming days, only that if you own it you will love it and thank us for bringing this incredible collection to Richmond.
by roanshop on September 30th, 2011 (No Comments)
As you have read on our website, Isabel Marant has landed at Roan and its like a new life of inspirational harmony has begun. We’ve heard and read a million fabulous things about Isabel Marant’s collection but nothing beats the bubbling excitement that hits you when you play with these pieces IRL (in real life). Almost every article online and in print has commented on how she nails Parisian chic, effortlessly. All too true! With so many fun, airy blouses in sexy but subtle prints, and funky yet tailored jackets, picking a fave is painful. The embroidered navajo skinny jeans take the cake in my opinion. Navajo prints are everywhere you turn this fall from bags to jewelry and boots to ponchos. Putting the design on denim without getting too kitschy? Hard thing to do, and well, Isabel has done it. Thank you, Ms. Marant for perfecting the balance between modern bohemian and classic chic.
Isabel Marant embroidered skinny jeans