20 posts tagged "Daisy Lowe"
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” »
Harvey Nichols has long been the hub of London fashion, but it may soon be the hub of the London youthquake, too. The city’s big-spending hip kids have evidently made an impression on the august retailer, and the result is a new fourth-floor boutique called, appropriately enough, the Hub. Enter the fresh blood!
Daisy Lowe, Amber LeBon, and Samantha Ronson all turned out at the outdoor picnic Harvey Nicks threw to celebrate its revamped boutique, where they’ll no doubt find plenty to love. The designers that the London new guard can’t get enough of—Markus Lupfer, Preen, Richard Chai Love, Peter Pilotto, Meadham Kirchhoff—are all on the racks, as are a few bits and bobs like Kidrobot toys and headphones. The party, in fact, felt more like a music festival than a stodgy store fête—tunes by Ronson, who manned the DJ booth; food by the restaurant of choice for the under-30 crowd, Bistrotheque. And in true rock style, the fest is taking the show on the road: The party continues for the next three days, hitting Southbank, Notting Hill, and Spitalfields. It’s the sort of event likely to be greeted with lighters raised—which makes it all the more canny that those, too, will be Hub staples going forward.
Last night in London, the Elle Style Awards saw red carpet debuts—the first real-world appearance we’ve seen of The Row Fall 2010, on Carey Mulligan—and the dusting-off of the best of Spring. In the latter category falls Daisy Lowe’s Miu Miu ensemble, plucked from Mrs. Prada’s Spring 2010 show. At an event where many attendees went demure (Alexa Chung’s sweet Chanel set the tone), Daisy’s kicky separates were a welcome change of pace. She’s got pluck in spades, but even so, we think the midriff-baring top, skirt, and cardigan felt a little haphazard and underdressed, which the outfit didn’t at the label’s show. Which leads us to wonder: Are some looks best left on the runway? What do you think—is Daisy taking the high road, or the Lowe?