19 posts tagged "Daisy Lowe"
Art week kicked into gear last night at London’s Cuckoo Club, where the likes of Courtney Love, Michael Stipe, Tali Lennox, and Daisy Lowe gathered for the “Rave in a Cave”-themed party fêting the debut issue of AWE (Art Wednesday Editorial) magazine. “I’m not hungover, luckily, but more than a few people might be—it was pretty wild,” co-founder and editor Max Bergius says of last night’s festivities.
Today, Bergius was still punchdrunk from the excitement of seeing his magazine finally come to fruition (his first glimpse of the final copy was at 3 p.m. yesterday). Roughly a year ago, Bergius started his site, ArtWednesday.com, and then decided to do the unconventional and turn it into a magazine with his friend James Penfold. “It seemed like a physical version was important because Web content is so disposable,” he explains. So, they enlisted a team that included Paola Kudacki, Maryna Linchuk, Annabel Tollman, Todd Selby, and William Eadon to work on their first issue of their biannual arts and culture mag.
“The most challenging thing is stepping up to the mark and being able to produce something that is original,” Bergius says. “There are so many incredible magazines out there, but many of them have similar themes and the same people going through them.” In the case of AWE magazine, the photographers and writers were given free rein to do whatever they wanted, with Bergius and Penfold on the sidelines, simply “guiding them in a way that allowed their creativity to come out.” In the case of some of the contributors, they were asked to step outside their comfort zone and do a job they had almost never done before. There’s an eclectic, innovative assortment of stories, including Selby’s shoot with Robert Wilson, unpublished photos by Alvin Baltrop, and Lily Cole’s feature on sustainability. If those topics feel too PG for your liking, Bergius says, “What’s the word? Well, Paola’s shoot with Maryna is a bit dirty; it’s adult art.”
Pierre Cardin may be 88, but he isn’t slowing down. The designer is celebrating the sixtieth (!) anniversary of his label with his first runway show in a decade, and the kids are still picking up his pieces—Lady Gaga recently wore one of his dresses on a video shoot. “I have always designed very provocative clothes for young people,” the designer told WWD. Like those young whippersnappers, the Beatles and the Stones. [WWD]
Dries Van Noten showed his women’s collection in Paris today, but his male fans have reason to celebrate, too: The designer has just opened his first standalone men’s store in the city of light, which will be the only place to sell his new evening collection. [WWD]
Stop the presses—er, reality-TV cameras: Brad Goreski (left), the bespectacled, 33-year-old stylist assistant/BFF to Rachel Zoe, is leaving her company to branch off on his own. [People StyleWatch]
And Daisy Lowe may be a fashion plate now—and the face of the newly-relaunced (again) Biba—but she wasn’t always into clothes. “My mother always wore fishnets and see-through dresses, so I rebelled against clothes for a long time,” she told The Telegraph. “I was like Saffy from Absolutely Fabulous—I would tuck my vest into my knickers.” [Telegraph]
The rumor of the morning: Rodarte in talks with LVMH? No one’s saying anything for sure, but the Arnault clan has been spotted at Rodarte shows (pictured) a season or two running… [WWD]
Biba, the go-to label of London’s swinging sixties, is relaunching again, with Daisy Lowe now fronting the brand. (Though, crucially, founder Barbara Hulanicki will not be involved.) Will the birds go for it the third time around? [Grazia]
A day after Ralph Toledano’s exit was announced, Chloé’s got a new CEO: Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, formerly chief executive of Liberty in London. [Vogue U.K.]
Breathe a sigh of relief: Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant is not collaborating with the Kardashians on a collection, despite what several sources have reported. Can you imagine what Don Draper would’ve said?! [Racked]
And if you know where Nouvelle Vague legend Jean-Luc Godard is, please let the Academy know. It’s trying to reach him to let him know he’s being given a lifetime achievement award, but apparently, he’s nowhere to be found. Maybe the Breathless-loving Rodarte girls have seen him? [Hint Mag]
At his new four-story space in Mayfair’s “Wobo” (that’s West of Bond Street), Acne’s Jonny Johansson tells Style.com why he chose upscale Mayfair rather than edgy Shoreditch for his first retail shop in London: “Space has always been more important than location. We looked at so many places and knew this was the right one because of its history—we knew we could add our own contemporary twist to it. It was big, raw and challenging.” Fortune favors the brave, but the process wasn’t without its ups and downs. “Let me tell you, halfway through I was regretting it,” Johansson adds with a chuckle.
But no regrets last night, when the London scene descended—despite the searing heat, which kept many hovering outside—to see the shop. Daphne Guinness (in a nail-covered Gareth Pugh suit, sharp enough that she was scratching fellow partygoers as they jostled by, below), Daisy Lowe (above, with Johansson and Jaime Winstone), Henry Holland, Alexander Dellal, Anouck Lepère, and Lulu Kennedy all dropped by for a peek at the multilevel space.
Wobo is the neighborhood of choice these days for any designer of repute, and Acne’s neighbors include Marc Jacobs, Rick Owens, Stella McCartney, DVF, Charlotte Olympia, and, of course, Rei Kawakubo’s iconic Dover Street Market, right down the block. “I find Dover Street Market utterly amazing and inspirational—I am trying not to think about being so close to such a legend.” His own legend may well be in the making. Continue Reading “Daphne And Daisy Welcome Acne To Wobo” »