3 posts tagged "Candice Lake"
“A dove in the house means a happy home,” Savannah Miller was told when she discovered a family of birds nesting in her country attic. That explains why a paper dove was keeping watch over the launch of the designer’s anticipated debut solo collection, Savannah, in London last night. A grand Georgian four-story house in Fitzroy Square was transformed into surreal autumn woodland by set designer David White.
London’s fashion set has been curious about Savannah’s next move since it was announced in January that she and sister Sienna were departing Twenty8Twelve, the line they’d created. Those who came out to last night’s event—among them, Clara Paget and Irina Lazreanu (above, with Miller between), Mary Charteris and Candice Lake—discovered the answer: affordable party dresses.
Donning a shimmering cocktail number from her 40-piece contemporary collection, which launches for Fall on the e-commerce nelly.comn, the soft-spoken Savannah explained her attraction to an affordable High Street price point. “Truth be told, I can’t justify spending what should be the annual budget for my kids’ clothes on one coat anymore,” she explained. “When I see the work of someone like, say, Mary Katrantzou, I know it’s real art and it should be worth a great deal…but I want to make something that people can feel decent about wearing in a recession.” Accordingly, the new line will emphasize easy, wearable looks—maintaining, of course, the Miller sisters’ famous bohemian touch.
Yves Saint Laurent first introduced his safari jacket in 1968, and since then, it’s become a classic that designers continue to reference season after season. For Resort, Altuzarra, Emilio Pucci, and Salvatore Ferragamo have all given the rugged staple an urban update. Others, including Derek Lam and Rebecca Minkoff, showed sportier versions cut from denim and ripstop fabric. Based on the utility jackets we’ve seen on street-style stars like Candice Lake and Ece Sukan, we’re betting on the safari topper as this summer’s layering answer to last year’s ubiquitous jean jacket.
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]