8 posts tagged "David Lynch"
Lulu Kennedy has David Lynch on her mind. “I am probably David Lynch’s biggest fan, and ‘Mysteries of Love’ on the Blue Velvet soundtrack really got me thinking about love. In fact, love is an ongoing theme for me,” she said. Hearts, polka dots, and roses then—symbols of love for the Lulu & Co. designer—flow throughout her Spring ’14 lineup, which debuts exclusively here. The “Co.” bit in this collection comes from the Scottish queen of quirk Louise Gray, whom Lulu calls the “ultimate vibrant cool girl, with a cult following and ferocious ideas.” That ferocity appears in a dress with clumps of sequins and heavy embroidery in the shapes of hearts and arrows. For a lilac dress with mint green metallic foil details, Grey blows up a photo of a rose, tears it up by hand, then rearranges the pieces as a collage. The effect is abstract, fragmented, and almost tribal. Continue Reading “Lulu In Love” »
Lindsey Thornburg built her business on “witchy” felt cloaks. For years, she cut up old Pendleton blankets found in her grandfather’s closet and at thrift stores, and for Fall, the designer officially partnered up with the heritage brand for the first time to create three of her signature mantles from scratch (prices start at $1,380). Thornburg shot the lookbook featuring those co-branded pieces (as well as the rest of the collection, which is now in stores) in Snoqualmie, Washington, the small logging town where David Lynch’s cult television series Twin Peaks was filmed in the nineties. Fans of Lynch’s eerie thriller will recognize landmarks including the “Great Northern Hotel” and Snoqualmie Falls from the show’s opening credits, which the model poses in front of. That epic waterfall segment almost didn’t happen. “When we [Thornburg and photographer Olivia Malone] arrived, we didn’t realize the most important setting for the shoot, the ominous waterfall, was under construction. All paths were closed and the views were obstructed by cranes,” Thornburg told Style.com. “Luckily, that night, after location scouting, we went to a small strip mall and had a glass of wine, and complained to the waiter about not being able to access the Falls. He just so happened to know the crane operator for the dam being built, and the next evening, they lowered us down 500 feet in the crane with a harness on to get our two photos in front of the falls. It felt very beautiful how the plan came together without force.” Here, Style.com has a first glimpse at the shots.
David Lynch has recently shifted his focus from unsettling films and television to unsettling interiors. His members-only Club Silencio in Paris has become a gold-flecked destination among the fashion set, and he’s now lent his talents to a “David Lynch Signature Suite” at Paris’ Hotel Lutetia (pictured). Lynch describes the room, decorated with his own watercolor paintings, as “eerily normal.” Naturally. [Art Info]
Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood is no stranger to the film industry, having worked on the getups for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Dark Shadows, as well as Robert Marshall’s Memoirs of a Geisha, to name a few. Right now, however, it’s the costumes from her latest project, Snow White and the Huntsman (in theaters Friday), that has everyone buzzing. Through June 3, you can get an in-person look at them at a pop-up gallery in Hollywood. [WWD]
Gucci is the latest fashion brand to go green. The Italian label has launched a line of environmentally friendly shoes, designed by Frida Giannini for Sustainable Soles. The capsule collection consists of two styles (one for women and one for men), both made with biodegradable plastic. The shoes, some of which bear the brand’s signature GG motif, will hit flagships and Gucci.com at the end of June. [WWD]
Google pays tribute to a famed jeweler today with its ever-changing logo: its egg-esconced GOOGLE celebrates the birthday of Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), who created gem-encrusted eggs for the Russian court. Fabergé himself has long since passed away, but his name is familiar again to fashion readers: His revived namesake company opened its first U.S. store this month. [Google]
Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize Finalists On America’s Next Top Model, Giorgio Armani Plays Costume Designer, David Lynch’s “Carte Blanche,” And More…
The clothes by this year’s Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize finalists will be modeled on America’s Next Top Model. The winner, announced on the show in Spring 2012, will be awarded $40,000 and the opportunity to show their collection during Paris Fashion Week. [Vogue U.K.]
Chanel and Assouline have teamed up to make a tweed slipcase ($2,500) for a three-book set on Chanel perfume, jewelry, and fashion. The limited-edition books, (only 30 total are available), are on sale at Assouline and Neiman Marcus. [WWD]
Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden, a play costumed by Giorgio Armani, opens tonight in London. Thandie Newton will grace the stage in a “black shift dress with shoelace neck detail” by the Italian designer. [Telegraph]
David Lynch, who designed the Paris nightspot Club Silencio, is in charge of the club’s “Carte Blanche” program this month. Four times a year, a designer programs the event, and for his turn (October 21- 27), he has lined up musical acts The Kills and Lykke Li, and he’s debuting his own album. [WWD]
David Lynch’s film for Dior, Lady Blue Shanghai, screened at the label’s cruise collection show. If you missed it there and want to see Marion Cotillard fretting (pictured), having a spectral love affair, and reciting a poem, the full 16-minute video is now up at LadyDior.com.
Following the departure of Graeme Fidler and Michael Herz for Bally earlier this year, Aquascutum has tapped English designer Joanna Sykes for its creative director post. Sykes is an alum of Armani, Ferretti, and Matches’ house label. [Vogue U.K.]
March of the mannequins: Industry stalwart Ralph Pucci will create a “catwalk” of his mannequins in Times Square, outfitted by Calvin Klein, DVF, Michael Kors, and more. Great, just what Times Square needs: more people standing stock-still, blocking pedestrian walkways. [WWD]
Lindsay Lohan is expanding her 6126 collection into handbags, apparently La Lohan’s favorite accessory. Style groups include Starlette, Glam A-Go-Go, and Kitten with a Whip. PR executives of the world: Isn’t there one of you out there who can convince her that these names are just not a good idea? [WWD]
And now we know: The tux R&B singer Janelle Monáe often sports is a tribute both to Marlene Dietrich and to her mother (a janitor) and her father (who drove a garbage truck). “It pays homage to how they put on a uniform every day and turned something into nothing.” [NY Mag]