20 posts tagged "Anndra Neen"
Following the likes of recent Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize winners like Thomas Tait and Anndra Neen‘s Phoebe and Annette Stephens, designers Annelie Augustin (pictured, left) and Odély Teboul (pictured, right) of Paris-based label Augustin Teboul have been announced as the prestigious award’s 2012 winners. The duo’s all-black collection won over the judging panel, made up of designers like Kenzo Takada, Bruno Frisoni (pictured, center), and Nathalie Rykiel, last night at Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris. The two beat out rising labels such as Calla, IRM Design, Les Garçons Paris, and Quentin Veron for the $39,000 prize. “We are very moved,” Teboul told WWD. “At the moment, Annelie and I do everything ourselves.” If Tait and the Anndra Neen girls are any example, then that won’t be the case for Augustin Teboul much longer thanks to their new funds to amp up their studio staff. Watch this space.
Grey Area founders Kyle DeWoody and Manish Vora launched their gallery with the mission of blending art and design with functionality. Their latest exhibition, Body Art: A Jewelry Show, now on display at their Soho showroom, is a perfect extension of their unordinary approach. “Body Art is the culmination of a year of sourcing artist-designed or artfully designed pieces for Grey Area,” DeWoody tells Style.com of the jewelry exhibit, showcasing an eclectic mix of pieces from over 30 artist-slash-designers, including Phoebe and Annette Stephens of Anndra Neen (the duo is a growing force to be reckoned with in the accessories market), Italian designer Monica Castiglioni, and Elyse Graham of Elephant Heart. “So many artists seemed to be exploring jewelry as a medium for expressing their creativity, translating their work into a wearable and more accessible form, and as such it has been a successful area for us,” she adds.
Just as on their e-commerce site, which they launched last summer, all of the items on display are for sale, ranging from Anndra Neen’s handcrafted mixed-metals pieces to visual artist Michele Oka Doner’s cast sterling silver Cul-de-Sac clutch to Shelter Serra’s homage to the ultimate status watch, the Fake Roley (coming in at just $40, while the Cul-de-Sac reaches $18,000). Some of the works are new pieces by artists they have been working with for a while, like Dallas-based designer and sculptor Deborah Mullen, and others are just making their Grey Area debut with this show. “Highlights are hard to say as I’m obsessed with it all, but I’m very excited about our newest additions by Chris Platt. He makes extremely interesting pieces out of steel, creating value in the shapes and forms he creates, not the materials he uses,” says DeWoody. Up next for the art insider: She’s headed to London to install a shop, called Bad for Me, within her mom Beth Rudin DeWoody’s show Bad for You, opening October 9 at Shizaru Gallery to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair.
Body Art: A Jewelry Show runs through October 19 at Grey Area, 547 Broadway, NYC, (212) 941-6400. To shop the items in Body Art, visit ShopGreyArea.com.
Label: Anndra Neen by Phoebe and Annette Stephens
Need to know: The sister act’s Spring 2013 jewelry collection was inspired by the curved, linear choreography of 1930′s Busby Berkeley movies, fused with motifs and elements taken directly from nature. The statement pieces in mirrored, polished silver and melted brass feature repeating patterns of teardrops and crescent shapes, while cascading strands call to mind movements created by Berkeley’s dancers. The presentation was Anndra Neen’s first showing with models, who were clad in gold-foiled metallic twill and pewter taffeta pantsuits by ready-to-wear line Tome.
She says: “We used a lot of same textures he [Berkeley] makes with his women with our jewelry—clean, architectural shapes. When you see his women from far away, they don’t look like pople, they look like forms and shapes, so we applied that idea to what we do with handmade metal,” said Annette Stephens.
Where to find it: Colette, Opening Ceremony, Shopbop.com
In the leadup to New York fashion week, designers go through hundreds of behind-the-scenes preparations to arrive at the completed show. This NYFW, we’ve sweet-talked a few of them into giving us an exclusive peek behind the curtain as they cast, score, style, and ready their presentations. Up next: Phoebe and Annette Stephens of Anndra Neen.
“Taking a short (and well-deserved) break at the end of the day on Thursday to head up to Ferragamo’s Fashion’s Night Out event.”
“Our collection this season fuses the clean, sleek geometry of the 1930s with organic forms. The interplay of these elements with the minimalist volume of this jumpsuit works so well together.”
“Repetto shoes arrived! So excited to be using them.”
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The schedule is set (well, almost) and invitations are trickling in. Fashion week is on its way, which means it is time to take on the daunting task of planning seven days of fashion show-worthy outfits. It wouldn’t hurt to take a cue from Esther Quek, the group fashion director of The Rake magazine, who turned up at the Paris Couture shows in a handful of effortlessly cool looks. The bold floral top paired with tailored trousers and strappy patent leather Bottega Veneta heels (pictured) is one getup we may have to replicate for Day One at the tents. We’ve rounded up the five essentials to get the look, below.
From top left to right: Kenzo floral sweater, $420, available at www.net-a-porter.com; Joseph cropped trousers, $309, available at www.farfetch.com; ASOS collar necklace, $59.61, available at www.asos.com; Bottega Veneta cage sandal, $342, available at www.neimanmarcus.com; Anndra Neen shark cuff, $485, available at www.kirnazabete.com.