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Anndra Neen Spring 2013

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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

Photo: Carly Otness / BFAnyc.com

Anndra Neen’s NYFW Diary

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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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Show Girl

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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.

Photos: Vanessa Jackman; Courtesy Photos

On Our Radar: Dalila Barkache

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You might have already caught jewelry designer Dalila Barkache (and her exquisite taste in clothes) in Style.com’s Summer Shopping Guide this week, along with the likes of Inez van Lamsweerde, Phoebe and Annette Stephens of Anndra Neen, and music producer Caroline de Maigret. Since launching her line during Paris fashion week in October 2011, when she didn’t even have a showroom yet, the Paris and Tunis-based designer has been making a name for herself with her eponymous line and its best sellers, like her gold and diamond engagement ring sets.

“I always wanted to do something distinctive—my first thought was being a perfumer but the school was too expensive,” she tells Style.com. “One day a friend asked me if I would consider passing the admission test to get in the jewelry school, and that was when I first thought going into it.”

Good choice—after studying at the highly acclaimed Ecole de la rue du Louvre, she landed her collection ($460 to $8,000) in Dover Street Market. And at the moment, she’s in L.A. hard at work on a collaboration with the graffiti artist Neck Face, then off to Tunis, and then Tangiers. Dalila Barkache is one to watch. One of her new rings is pictured, above.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Mexican Flare

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The rebozo, a traditional shawl immortalized by Frida Kahlo, is a staple in any Mexican woman’s wardrobe. Thus, it was a likely starting point for designer Francesca Bonato’s accessories line, Hacienda Montaecristo (Bonato owns the trendy Mexican getaway spot the Coqui Coqui Hotel in Tulum, with her husband, model Nicolas Malleville). Since not everyone can escape to Coqui Coqui, where her pieces are on display at the in-hotel shop, Bonato is in New York tonight—her first time ever showing here—to present some of her latest wares as part of the L-Atitude Mexico City Collection launch (which also includes designs from Anndra Neen and Dezso by Sara Beltrán), of which the centerpiece is the rebozo. Style.com has the exclusive first look at some of the Hacienda Montaecristo items, which are handmade in the Mayan Rivera, included in the L’Atitude Mexico City offerings. The full collection officially launches tomorrow on the site and new Hacienda Montaecristo rebozos will be added throughout the week.

Photos: Courtesy Photos