The empowering quality of fashion is undeniable. Nothing beats the sharply tailored silhouette of a Balmain jacket for an extra kick of confidence, while the vibrant patterns of Dries Van Noten can provide an instant injection of cheerful indulgence. As Van Noten notes in our latest edition of The Window, clothes are, above all, an expression of the self. Fashion’s transformative power allows us to liberate our most successful, playful, or sensual selves on any given day for any given occasion—and our newest issue of The Window is here to celebrate it. Available this week in all of our store locations in its print form, it’s is also available in a digital version via the app store. You can now view imagery, interact with and share exclusive content, and shop your favorites—all from the palm of your hand. Scroll on for a taste of what you’ll find inside The Window, whichever version you choose.
While the fantasy of fashion will forever inspire, an increasing desire for function adds a new spirit to style, as is chicly showcased in the book’s sumptuous visuals and compelling editorials. Whether it’s an of-the-moment bag that can carry your daily arsenal—highlighted with fall’s choice options in a segment entitled “The Main Attraction”, or the new after-hours armor that can double as decadent daywear, such as the couture-worthy streetwear in “From Dusk to Dawn”—practicality has never looked so good. Sander Lak’s debut collection for his label Sies Marjan was the epitome of fantasy and reality—feminine, elegant, and imperfect—and the high-low mix of CVC Stones jewelry has made it a “Prize Possession,” as seen in the jewelry section by that name.
But fashion isn’t the only form of empowerment we’re celebrating. We’re also focusing on artist Ebony G. Patterson, known for her embellished-to-the-nines embroideries, who is giving a voice to marginalized communities through her expressive and unapologetic work, while the Brooklyn-based musician Junglepussy is spreading the gospel of self-love through her intelligent humor and Ivy League lesson plan. Rising star Sedona Legge is also profiled, as she’s in the midst of climbing Hollywood’s ranks. Finally, with the launch of the Barneys New York Foundation, we’re now able to further empower our whole community to give back. Maybe we can do it all?
If anyone knows, it’s the women behind two of our favorite new brands. Warm’s mother-of-three, Winnie Beattie, is working hand-in-hand with designer Tracy Feith to bring women around-the-clock fashion with a 1970s ease, while beloved early aughts designer Jane Mayle resurrects her unique brand of eclectic elegance with Maison Mayle—only months after giving birth to her first child. And although Delvaux can hardly be called new, the ever-inspiring artistic director Christina Zeller has dusted off the world’s oldest leather goods house to reveal major modern appeal.
Whether you’re perusing a hard copy or flipping through digitally, open The Window and take a look inside. We hope you enjoy it.