20 posts tagged "Dana Lorenz"
L.A. took New York by storm last night. Wren’s Melissa Coker breezed into town to debut her new Spring collection video (as well as a jewelry collaboration with Fallon’s Dana Lorenz, collaborating right and left this week). “We wanted to capture a specific world,” Coker said, “a place full of humor and charm set, against a perpetual golden hour.” To get it, she enlisted Gia Coppola to shoot L.A. girls Natalie and Laura Love (and one very mouthy, smoking crab), styled by Lula‘s Leith Clark. “Gia has such a thoughtful, beautiful manner about her,” Coker told Style.com. “I really relate to her aesthetic and felt like she perfectly fit in to what Leith and I had been discussing creatively for a film project.” Last night at Mister H at Mondrian Soho, Sofia Coppola and Miranda July—two women who know a little something about filmmaking—stopped by to lend their support. Above, the film premieres exclusively on Style.com.
Fenton jewelry designer Dana Lorenz is still going with her “more is more” approach, but for Spring she lightened up her look with layers of pastels, pearls, and geometrics baubles inspired by Miami Art Deco. Some of the dyed agate, jade, and moonstone statement necklaces—a few of them trimmed with feathers—are almost sizable enough to be a chestplate (left), but it’s the studded collar that caught our eyes. It had that dark, almost gothic edge of some of her previous collections.
Speaking of past seasons, Lorenz has once again joined forces with Alexandre Plokhov. (The two collaborated before she launched Fenton.) Tomorrow, Plokhov makes his return to New York with his debut womenswear collection after spending time working for Versace.
“He wanted the jewelry to be really graphic and strong but almost seamless with the clothing,” Lorenz tells Style.com of the oversized cuffs she created, in basic black and white as well as “shocking” colors. “We used rough-cut diamonds as inspiration—the result is a multifaceted, enormous cuff; they are huge!”
For her Fall 2011 Fenton presentation, Dana Lorenz invited guests to her Garment District studio. Not much to look at from the outside, admittedly. But step in and you were in a baroque fantasy. The Fall Fenton line, called Versailles at Midnight, is inspired by the court of Louis XIV, and to properly display it, Lorenz called in a set of Louis Quatorze furniture (on loan from D&D) and a sparkling set of Baccarat crystal. (“It had to look perfect,” she said. “This isn’t a barnyard theme, you know?”) The jewelry lived up to the decor. Scattered throughout were references to gilded and polished interiors: A chain link was a miniature handle found on a porcelain pitcher; a gold bangle was ringed with lion’s feet from a claw-foot tub. Different sections of the collection called to mind different times of day: Midnight offerings came in burnished matte onyx and glittering red stone, reflecting a palatial darkness. An earlier morning hour got acid green jade for a shocking, slightly eighties touch. Lorenz’s creations tend to have a contemporary, and-the-kitchen-sink feel rather than a more classical simplicity, but it was a nice surprise how well the older references worked with her reigning aesthetic. She was searching, she said over sips of Champagne, for “a super hand-crafted feeling. I really want to get back to that, especially with Fenton—everything handmade, everything custom.” That’s a sentiment a baroque queen would surely have appreciated.
Cyber Monday may be a week away, but we know of one very good reason to start your online holiday shopping early. Jewelry designer Dana Lorenz has just launched an e-commerce site for her lower-priced Fallon line, Fallonjewelry.com/estore. “We see so much online response to Fallon via our social networking vehicles that it seemed natural to progress with e-commerce,” Lorenz told Style.com. “Our boutique is so special, but not everyone lives in or travels to New York City. The e-commerce site will be a combination of best-sellers, celebrity and editor favorites, and pieces I hand-picked as classics.” Here’s the best part: Style.com readers will get a special 25 percent discount for the next 36 hours. Just enter STYLE36 as the promo code. Happy shopping.
The Harper’s Bazaar-sponsored Accessories Bazaar opens today at the Lincoln Center tents at New York fashion week, where some of the best designers working—including Prova’s Irini Arakas, Albertus Swanepoel, Philip Crangi, and Fenton/Fallon’s jeweler extraordinaire, Dana Lorenz. To spotlight her new Spring ’11 offerings, Lorenz created a short video with fashion’s go-to filmmaker, Sharif Hamza. Model Hil gets all dolled up (those nails! that hair! the 15 or so pounds of Fenton/Fallon goods!) and waits for the phone to ring. Squint just right and she could be the heroine of an early-eighties Robert Palmer video. She’s gonna have to face it, she’s addicted to love—and jewelry, of course. Check out the exclusive debut below.