The Faith Connexion-------
Of the Faith Connexion lexicon, brand ambassador Maria Buccellati says, “Chic, glamorous girls with a strong sense of rock ‘n’ roll.’” That’s a fitting description of the brand’s loyal shoppers, a group that includes Jennifer Lopez, Géraldine Saglio, and Karolina Kurkova. The “Left Bank cool” line from Paris brings Balmain to mind, with its glam-rock metallic gold pants and leather jacket offerings in the Spring 2012 collection. There’s a reason for the similarities to the storied French house; the Faith Connexion design team is made up of designers hailing from Balmain, along with Lacroix and Azzaro.
For Spring, “the collection follows the Faith girl on a Paris-to-L.A. route,” Buccellati says. The result is reflective of their “boyish versus feminine” aesthetic that is both nonchalant and glamorous. There are cotton T-shirts and light, distressed denim shirts that look fit for a stroll down Melrose, and cigarette pants and button-up blouses that make the French connection clear. As for the gold sequined pieces, “glammed-up clubber looks,” as Buccellati calls them, those are fit for nightclubs on all continents.
Faith Connexion($120 to $1,500) is available in select stores and on Net-a-Porter.com.