3 posts tagged "Ernest Hemingway"
It would be hard to find someone better than Dree Hemingway to represent the essence of iconic Americana. So it’s easy to see, then, why Cole Haan tapped the model, actress, and great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway to front its latest campaign, act as global ambassador, and collaborate with the house’s creative director, Walker MacWilliam, on a Fall ’15 premium collection dubbed Cole Haan for Dree Hemingway.
Set in Hemingway’s hometown of Sun Valley, Idaho, the Glen Luchford-lensed ads and corresponding film (the latter of which debuts exclusively here) projects the vintage American vibe that Hemingway embraces in her own wardrobe. “I wanted the images to be more about the essence of what Cole Haan is,” offered Hemingway during a chat at New York’s Soho House this weekend. “I think we’re moved to dress a certain way because of the mood of the images we see, not just because of the pieces or products that are featured, and I wanted to give people that inspiration,” she continued. “It’s a little 1950s-meets-modern, and there’s a hint of Katharine Hepburn’s masculine take on femininity. That’s my style.” Hemingway is also a pretty fearless horsewoman, and made the impromptu decision to jump onto a chestnut steed sans saddle during the shoot. “I was just walking around with the horses and I thought, I’ll just bareback it. Why not?“
When asked about her forthcoming collection for the brand, Hemingway said that she hopes to create timeless wares that are in line with Cole Haan’s heritage. “I want to make something that people can throw on every day and that they’ll wear and keep for life. I don’t want to do trendy pieces. I want to design something that you’re going to want to pass down.”
At the end of the short, the model is pictured standing in the middle of a country road, walking off into the distance with a Cole Haan bag in hand. Just where is she heading? “Who knows?” Hemingway laughed. “Maybe the McDonald’s down the road!” Jokes aside, after chatting with Hemingway about her work with the brand, it’s clear that she and Cole Haan are going places.
Here’s to new beginnings. Iconic travel magazine Holiday, whose pages were graced with such bylines as Steinbeck, Kerouac, Didion, and Hemingway before it shuttered in 1977, will relaunch this month. Creative director Franck Durand (who previously lent his keen eye to the likes of Balmain and Isabel Marant) will be heading up the title alongside Marc Beaugé. The publication’s 21st-century debut boasts an Ibizan dispatch from novelist Arthur Dreyfus, photography by Josh Olins (below), and a recherché peek into Inez & Vinoodh’s Manhattan loft. Dubbed “The 69 Issue,” the Fall/Winter 2014 offering, which is currently being celebrated via a window at Colette, draws from the freewheeling sensibilities of 1969. And for those whose tastes for mid-century jet-set glamour aren’t to be sated by print alone, still to come are a café and sister clothing line. Only time will tell, but we’ve got a hunch that where Holiday is concerned, absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder.
Holiday‘s 373rd issue hits newsstands April 5, with exclusive images debuting on Style.com.
It’s been a journey from the stables through the French Riviera to get Mark W. Cross & Co. to the accessory floor of Barneys.
“Originally, Mark Cross was a maker of all things to do with horses—saddles, bridles, and harnesses,” explains Neal Fox, the chief executive officer of the 166-year-old Boston-based leather brand. “As time went on, the company added every conceivable product made of leather for men and women.” The company’s history is richer than most. Onetime owner Patrick Murphy expanded its offerings to include fine china, crystal, evening bags, and cigarette cases, and his son, Gerald, later took over the firm. Gerald and wife Sara Murphy are more famous for their close circle of confidantes than for their accessory design, per se: The Murphys were society legends in the twenties, and entertained the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, Cole Porter, and the F. Scott Fitzgeralds; the novelist is said to have modeled the glamorous, feuding Dick and Nicole Diver from Tender Is the Night on the couple.
So for the label’s relaunch after a 1997 closure, the new design team looked to house history to provide the inspiration. Among the bags set to hit Barneys New York exclusively on December 10 are the Scottie (above), inspired by the original Mark Cross top-handle satchel and named for the Fitzgeralds’ daughter; the Grace box bag, a replica of the one Gerald made for Grace Kelly’s character to carry in Hitchcock’s Rear Window; and the Marina clutch, based on a vintage piece. The bags come in vegetable-tanned Italian leather in nude, cuoio, black, and “Mark Cross red.” Exotic skins are in the works for next season.