20 posts tagged "Dana Lorenz"
Lensed by Hugh Lippe, Fenton’s Fall campaign takes a cue from the dark, dreamy opulence of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. And who better to star in the cinematic snaps than twenty-first-century femme fatale Crystal Renn? “I immediately thought of this Dorothy Vallens-type woman from Blue Velvet, mixed with a kind of Alexis Carrington,” Fenton designer Dana Lorenz said of the shots. “I thought of a voyeuristic view on this woman either packing and leaving her lover or going on a midnight rendezvous.” Get a first look at Renn posing with Fenton’s latest baubles in the campaign’s exclusive debut here.
Inspired by botany and the weeping willow, Fenton’s pre-fall ’13 jewelry boasts an irresistible hard-soft duality. Case in point: this mesh-and-pearl necklace that fuses delicate femininity with a dark, almost eerie edge. “I love the idea of balancing out the structure of our signature bondage wrapped chokers with the ease of the fabric-like metal mesh,” says Fenton designer Dana Lorenz. “I imagine this piece, part of our new cultured pearl collection, paired with a menswear look or tuxedo jacket, à la Katharine Hepburn or Greta Garbo.” We think it would look romantic if worn with Alexander Wang’s geometric pre-fall separates. Or, on Lorenz’s advice, it’s the perfect accessory to pair with a tailored men’s suit, if you’re daring enough to jump on fall’s gender-bending bandwagon.
For Fenton designer Dana Lorenz’s Spring ’13 ad campaign, it was model Eliza Cummings or bust. “We had to have her,” Lorenz tells Style.com. “She flew in for one day to NYC specifically to walk Marc Jacobs, and we made it work to shoot her in the few hours before her call time.” Here, Style.com has the exclusive first look at the campaign (lensed by Sharif Hamza), featuring Fenton’s newest candylike, oversized baubles—a departure from some of her more gothic turns in past seasons . “I really wanted to convey a sense of strength and color this season,” the designer explains of the collection, highlighting the geometric Shinde pendant. “I looked to the oversized, structured jewelry of Ambaji Shinde for Harry Winston from the fifties and sixties and the geometric, illusion-esque formica works from Richard Artschwager.” Look out for the collection on her newly launched e-commerce site FentonUSA.com this spring.
“Up until six months ago, I thought OpenSky was an airline,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb admits. For those in the same boat, OpenSky.com is actually a new e-commerce site that offers members (sign-up is free and open to anyone) access to a virtual cabinet of celebrity and expert curators. Members to the site choose the experts—spanning fields from fashion to design to food to fitness and including Julianne Moore, Carolyn Murphy, Lori Goldstein, and more—that most appeal to them, and can then shop items said experts curate for the site. Starting tomorrow, you can count the CFDA among them. As part of a new initiative, OpenSky members will be able to buy exclusive accessories from CFDA members including Diane von Furstenberg, House of Waris’ Waris Ahluwalia, Albertus Swanepoel, Selima Optique, and Fallon’s Dana Lorenz.
“We wanted to start with accessories since American accessories are the best and they never get the spotlight they deserve,” Kolb explains. “But ultimately it is the CFDA’s dream to sell something from all 400 CFDA designers.” Until then, designers like Swanepoel, a milliner, are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. “It is amazing exposure for my small brand,” he says. “I do not currently have e-retailers on board, so this is a first for me.” Here, in this Style.com exclusive video (above), Swanepoel talks about the four exclusive hats he made for the program.