9 posts tagged "Anya Hindmarch"
The seeds of eco-fashion took root long ago, but merging style with sustainability has proven to be a challenge. As of late, however, designers have been doing their part to make going green less crunchy and more chic. Just in time for Earth Week, we scoured the Web for the most socially conscious yet eye-pleasing clutches we could find (to complement these earth-positive pieces). Handcrafted by local artisans based everywhere from the Philippines to Sierra Leone, each bag is made using traditional techniques and salvaged materials that have been upcycled into evening accessories. Who says ethical can’t be elegant? Shop our planet-loving picks from Bea Valdes, Kayu, Anya Hindmarch, and more, below.
1. Bea Valdes clutch, $686, available at www.giftlab.com.
2. The Catrinka Project clutch, $55, available at www.shoplatitude.com.
3. Lotus Arts de Vivre clutch, $1,450, available at www.couturelab.com.
4. Anya Hindmarch clutch, $534, available at www.giftlab.com.
5. Kayu clutch, $115, available at www.kayudesign.com.
Everyone moved very, very carefully at Anya Hindmarch’s Fall ’13 accessory presentation today. Why? Because one wrong step, and they could have sent thousands of dominoes toppling over. In keeping with her Fall theme—anagrams and cascades—Hindmarch debuted her accessories collection on black-and-white striped platforms lined with rows and rows of the spotted game pieces. “Dominoes and games have been playing in my head for the past six months. I became obsessed with them, partly because of World Domino Day in the U.S. I know it sounds odd, but that is the nature of designers—we obsess,” said Hindmarch.
That fixation came across loud and clear in her bags, which were hydraulically lifted up from a mechanical plinth every time a row of dominoes went down. (All of this was constructed by Dutch artist Robin Weijers—the World Record holder for domino toppling.) Dice, playing cards, and backgammon boards were all represented in the squishy soft handbags, clutches, and totes. The whole thing was playful and puerile, in a good way and, come Fall, Hindmarch’s die-hard fans (their devotion borders on groupie-dom, really) will be in for a good bit of fun.
Label: Anya Hindmarch
Need to know: The invitation for handbag designer Anya Hindmarch’s Spring ’13 presentation in London had more than a few editors wondering what was in store—it said, “Bottoms, Bags, and Beauty Spots.” When they arrived, they were treated to the cheeky show they had been promised, with the carousel filled with bags being the main attraction. One of our favorites, the Bathurst, came out of an expanding pompadour wig, and the Duke style, which features a clock face, sprung out of the wall as a cuckoo clock as the bags spun on the moving two-story house set. The designer herself appeared as the grand finale, playing the Wurlitzer organ while butterflies flew out into the audience. It was Pomp & Pleasure (the name of the collection), indeed. Watch the presentation in the video above.
She says: Hindmarch found inspiration in an old music box, a Wurlitzer organ, and a two-dimensional pop-up book. In handbag terms, that translated into bright prints of damask, moiré, Georgian illustrations and oil paintings, and ornate curtain tassels that were re-created in leather and guillocheé boxes, with shapes ranging from a satchel to cross-body bags.
Where to find it: Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Anya Hindmarch stores.
ADR’s Post-Fashion Plans, A Sneak Peek At Anya Hindmarch’s Collection, Samantha Cameron Catches A Few Runway Shows, And More…
Anna Dello Russo (wearing a black leather and gold Fausto Puglisi dress) was on hand today at the Victoria and Albert Museum for Gianluca Longo’s talk for Peroni Collaborazioni. After chatting about the power of the Internet and working with Franca Sozzani, she revealed she has plans to release a record “after fashion.” [Dazed Digital]
Accessories designer Anya Hindmarch, who is notorious for elaborate presentations, is hosting her first-ever show this afternoon. Before things kick off, Grazia got a sneak peek at what she has in store. [Grazia Daily]
Lars von Trier has enlisted musician-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg to do a third film (Nymphomaniac) with him. The movie “follows a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe.” [Hint]
The U.K.’s first lady, Samantha Cameron, who serves as an ambassador for the British Fashion Council, has been popping up at various runway shows throughout London fashion week. She sat front-row at Burberry and Christopher Kane over the weekend and attended the first-ever McQ runway show. [Huff Po]
Couture Lingerie To Hit The Catwalk, Anya Hindmarch’s Thatcher Tribute, Famed Marilyn Monroe Photographer Eve Arnold Dies, And More…
Glamour girl Zahia Dehar is set to launch a line of couture lingerie during Paris fashion week. Dehar, who has fronted V and been featured in Vanity Fair Italy, enlisted couture specialists for her debut collection, including corset maker François Tamarin, flower maker Bruno Legeron, and embroider Jean-Pierre Ollier. [WWD]
Lorenzo Martone and Ryan Brown announced last year they were closing down their Arc NY Talent PR company, but it remained unclear how they would split their A-list clients. Brown is keeping Alessandro Ambrosio, Irina Shayk, and Julie Henderson, and Martone will take Nicole Trunfio, Julie Ordon, and Jeisa Chiminazzo, and he will reportedly be focusing on fashion and art-related projects. [Page Six]
In celebration of The Iron Lady‘s U.K. release today, Anya Hindmarch has decorated her Pont Street store windows Margaret Thatcher-style, complete with brooches, pearls, and Thatcher wigs. “I am a lifelong fan of Margaret Thatcher and had the great honour of meeting her and making her handbags,” Hindmarch told British Vogue. [Vogue U.K.]
Eve Arnold, who photographed the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, and Malcolm X, died in London at age 99 on Wednesday. Some of her most famous images of Monroe are featured in her book Marilyn Monroe: An Appreciation. [The Hollywood Reporter]