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Label: Dominic Jones
Need to Know: Dominic Jones unveiled his tenth collection of costume jewelry during his London fashion week presentation this weekend. The five-time NewGen winner’s Fall ’14 affair surprised attendees with a soft, new aesthetic, as well as a performance by his longtime friends Emma Chitty and Jon Jackson. Lit by one spotlight, Chitty—who was dressed in a floor-length lace dress and Jones’ new baubles—slowly danced to an electronic guitar, introducing the audience to the hypnotic beauty of Jones’ Fall ’14 inspiration: the orchid.
Having launched in 2009 with business partner Alice Dellal, Jones’ range is best known for its signature, large-scale, and often dark, aggressive pieces. This season, however, he revealed his lighter side. The designer told us that he views the orchid, his latest muse, not as a girly or meek plant but as a mystical, strong, and beautiful flower. This is precisely what he wanted to communicate through his collection. Detailed images of his work are offered in the Fall lookbook (above), which stars Suki Waterhouse, Dellal, and Ellie Rowsell. Jones’ personal favorite Fall wares are the smallest, including delicate orchid earrings, rings, and pendants.
He Says: “Flowers are not something you would associate with me, but orchids fascinate me very much. The symmetry of the blossom and its individuality are beautiful, and it’s interesting that orchids share a similar growth pattern with the human face.”
Where to Find It: Net-a-Porter, Liberty, Joseph, Harvey Nichols, and 10 Corso Como, among others.
Antelope horns, fanged jaws, shark teeth, and manta rays—all cast in brass and dipped in various hues of gold—are the centerpieces of Dominic Jones’ Spring ’14 collection. Now in his ninth season, the 28-year-old designer, who counts the likes of Beyoncé and Rihanna among his fans, was inspired by natural forms and evolution within nature. And while the London-based talent’s ability to constantly push his futuristic-meets-organic aesthetic forward is largely what editors and top-tier retailers (like Barneys, Net-a-Porter, and 10 Corso Como, among many others) find so appealing, his Spring lineup grew out of the past. In fact, it is a reimagining of his Fall ‘10 offering (his second ever), which he’s elevated by applying the technical skills he’s acquired over the years.
Jones is a hands-on kind of guy. “I design as I go. My brain works more traditionally, and I very much like my technique of working with my fingers, saws, and files,” he explained. But one of the “new skills” he utilizes for Spring is 3-D printing. For instance, he created his deadly but seductive ram’s-horn-shaped choker with a hand-carved mold, but he used 3-D printing to shrink it down and pop out frames for identical rings and bracelets. “3-D design can feel a bit soulless,” Jones said. “The products are often really interesting and intricate, but they lose the warmth you see in handmade pieces.” His 3-D printed baubles, however, are all finished by Jones himself rather than a machine. As he puts it, “It’s the best of both worlds. And it’s already triggered my brain into new ways of approaching design. It’s like finding a new door in your house that you’ve never walked through.” Continue Reading “Dominic Jones Goes Back To The Beginning” »
Chanel’s Boy handbag campaign video, featuring Alice Dellal, has arrived. In the old-timey, grainy video, Dellal carelessly tosses gowns and grapes about her estate—but worry not, she never leaves her Boy bag behind. [Racked]
In the crowded world of street-style blogging, a group of young female bloggers are carving their own unique niche. Doubling as both photographers and subjects, women like Hanneli Mustaparta, Tamu McPherson, and Candice Lake are finding themselves in front of the camera as often as behind it. “[It's] an innate understanding of how other women like to be perceived or the message they’d like to communicate with their style,” McPherson says of her peers. [NYT]
Speaking of Hanneli, Calvin Klein has enlisted the blogging phenom to lead the brand’s social media for the next few days. Hanneli will be taking over the Calvin Klein Twitter page before today’s show, uploading backstage and front-row photos. [WWD]
Fashion maven Zelda Kaplan died yesterday after collapsing while sitting front-row at the Joanna Mastroianni Fall ’12 show yesterday at Lincoln Center. Kaplan, known for her foundation’s work to end female genital mutilation in Africa, just celebrated her 95th birthday this summer. [Huff Po]
After WWD reported last week that Alice Dellal was rumored to be Karl Lagerfeld’s new gal, Chanel has confirmed that the drummer of Thrush Metal is indeed the new face of the Boy Chanel handbag collection. “The designer had a crush on this unique, charismatic young lady, who is both a model and musician, during a photo shoot several months ago,” Chanel said in a statement released today. “Alice Dellal represents the perfect incarnation of all that is unique about the Boy Chanel handbag collection, which strives far from conformist notions of femininity.” Watch out for the Lagerfeld-photographed ad campaign featuring Dellal, who follows in the footsteps of muses including Jerry Hall, Blake Lively, and Diane Kruger, in March 2012. Here’s a sneak peak (above).
Alice Dellal Is Reportedly The New Face Of Chanel, China Drives The Luxury Menswear Market, Dasha Zhukova X Illesteva, And More…
Alice Dellal, the drummer in the band Thrush Metal, is reportedly the next face of Chanel. In the past, Karl Lagerfeld has cast the likes of Blake Lively, Jerry Hall, and Lily Allen in his handbag campaigns. [WWD]
A new study by Consultancy Bain & Co. reveals that the luxury menswear market is growing twice as fast as the luxury womenswear sector. The shift is being driven by China, which is the world’s biggest luxury goods market in terms of growth. [Vogue U.K.]
Dasha Zhukova has designed a limited-edition frame for eyewear brand Illesteva. The sunglasses benefit Restoring Vision, “which has helped supply glasses to more than 1.3 million people in need since 2003.” [WWD]
To celebrate Pringle of Scotland’s debut on thecorner.com, Tilda Swinton sat down with the brand’s creative director, Alistair Carr, to talk about the inspiration behind his first pre-fall collection for the label. The video is exclusively on DazedDigital.com today. [Dazed Digital]