The week's top stories in fashion news.
⋅ Preppy Palm Beach style owes its sense of pluck and color to no one more than the late, great Lilly Pulitzer. The legendary designer, socialite, and bonne vivante passed away this week, and Women's Wear Daily has a marvelous tribute to her (see the slideshow of mourners wearing her brand to the memorial service). (WWD)
⋅ Although Comme des Garçons fans will have to wait until later this year for the brand's Dover Street Market store to open up in Manhattan's bro-tastic Murray Hill, the company has launched a pretty good website to whet our palates in the meantime. Comme des Garçons Play tee shirts, candles, wallets, and other trinkets are available online now. (Dover Street Market)
⋅Vans will soon announce the semi-finalists in its annual shoe-design competition; 50 high schools are vying for the top prize of $50,000. Pictured above: A killer pair of bedazzled sneakers created by the Mulleavy sisters Rodarte to inspire the kids. Look for the announcement on April 22. (Style Blazer)
⋅ Angelo Baque has already amassed throngs fans around the world for his cult-hit labels Supreme and Nom de Guerre. But why stop there? Baque has now launched Awake, a '90s-inspired streetwear line. (Freshness)
—Todd Plummer. Follow him at @toddkingston.