17 posts tagged "Delfina Delettrez"
We all need a little levity in our lives. Luckily, this season designers had a flair for the flamboyant. From Delfina Delettrez’s rainbow rubber jewels to Olympia Le-Tan’s witty ode to all things pop, Spring’s must-have accessories are whimsical and, at times, a bit wacky. With equal measures eccentricity and elegance, let these expressive extras do the talking. Shop our playful picks from Yazbukey, Marc Jacobs, and more, below.
1. Olympia Le-Tan sac, $1,274, available at www.colette.fr
2. Christian Louboutin bag, $2,195, available at www.net-a-porter.com
3. Yazbukey mirror, $135, available at www.kirnazabete.com
4. Delfina Delettrez cuff, $924, available at www.matchesfashion.com
5. Marc Jacobs pumps, $694, available at www.colette.fr
For Fall 2013, Delfina Delettrez pulled inspiration from above. It all began when she was gazing at the night sky and thinking about what—or, more specifically, who—might be up there. The result is her Magic Triangle collection, which features jewelry with three-pronged settings bearing sizable emerald-cut topazes in bold green, pink, orange, and yellow. Delettrez also showed several fresh iterations of house favorites, such as the eye motif (now in a pendant). Other newcomers include a bracelet version of the Piercing ring, a pared-down Tourbillon necklace set with tiny white and black diamonds; fin-shaped “shark attack” bracelets that boast bright gems; hook-shaped earrings garnished with topaz and pearls (the designer calls them the “fishing for compliments” earrings); and bright, foldable renditions of her mesh bracelets.
To showcase her Fall ’13 wares, Delettrez teamed up with filmmaker Daniel Sannwald to create a surreal short. The video, which debuts exclusively below, transports Delettrez’s colorful baubles into another dimension. As for her unearthly Fall influences, the designer is convinced that we’re not alone. “There’s definitely a higher intelligence out there,” she says. “To think we were the only ones [in the universe] would be egotistical.”
With the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy still being felt all up and down the East Coast, Halloween may not be top of mind for every reveler. If you ask us, an evening devoted to candy consumption can only help. Even if you’re not feeling costume-ready, there are plenty of chic ways to give a subtle (or slightly less subtle) nod to the holiday. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from Mulberry, McQ, and more. They won’t get here same-day, of course, but it’s never too early to start planning for All Hallow’s Eve 2013.
1. McQ Alexander McQueen sweater dress, $635, available at www.otteny.com
2. Preen pants, $1,040, available at www.netaporter.com
3. Mulberry sweater, $310, available at www.netaporter.com
4. Essie “Orange, It’s Obvious” nail polish, $8, available at www.zappos.com
5. Delfina Delettrez skull ring, $480, available at www.farfetch.com
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Infinity refers to something without any limit. It’s an idea jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez started toying with last season with her Metalphysics collection, where she explored her obsession with mirrors, and she’s delved into it a bit deeper for Spring. “For this collection, I wanted to play with optical illusions and create a sharper feeling of surrealism, with pearls and rubies that seem to float within the transparency of the resin and reflect themselves in the metallic surfaces,” she tells Style.com of her collection. “It was taking the idea of mirrors to the next level, creating reflections that give the impression of infinity.”
She achieves that with highly polished metals inset with pearls and precious stones. And for the first time ever, she’s worked rubber into her bracelets, necklaces, and chokers. “I wanted to play with colors, which has been one of the codes throughout all of my collections, but in a different and more minimal way,” she says. “I wanted to elevate an everyday material like rubber into a luxury item, and paired it with drops of colored enamel and stones set in colored silicone to create an unexpected mix of materials.” Those single-earring statement pieces that have come to be a Delettrez signature are also getting a new level of sophistication—she’s switched out the bee and lip embellishments for precious stones, including diamonds. “I wanted to add a classical touch to it, like the diamond spheres, to juxtapose that classic look with the very unconventional mechanism of the piece,” she explains. Here, a look at some of her newest wares for Spring.
The Olympic Games don’t start until next week, but Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are already in London town finishing up the final touches on their first U.K. shop, a Covent Garden pop-up that will coincide with the Games. As previously reported, this is a temporary location to be followed by the permanent store opening down the street this fall, but it’s by no means a small undertaking. Brit designer Faye Toogood created “mechanical-looking” constructions for the windows, along with several art pieces on display throughout the store. And in OC fashion, Lim and Leon have enlisted a top crop of its frequent collaborators to create exclusive Olympic pieces for the 3,000-square-foot space, including Chloë Sevigny, Proenza Schouler, Band of Outsiders, Delfina Delettrez, and Adidas. Here, Style.com has a first look at some of the winning goods, including Delettrez’s finger ring ($302), Prism’s sunglasses ($409), Band of Outsiders’ tank ($87), and House of Holland’s dress ($322), before the store opens Thursday. And if that’s not already enough, the duo is debuting OC Annual, its new “collectible fashion and culture magazine,” in August, followed by its 300-page, tenth anniversary Rizzoli tome, due out in September.
Opening Ceremony opens July 19 at 31-32 King St., London, www.openingceremony.us.