4 posts tagged "Faith Connexion"
Around the Style.com offices, we are all excited about finally getting to wear our new fall clothes (the ones we spotted at the runway shows that feel light-years away at this point). For the chilly days ahead, we have rounded up the perfect outfit. From Pierre Hardy’s color-blocked booties to Versus’ perfectly distressed denim and a rocker-chic jacket from Faith Connexion, this is one look that you can wear over and over again. See the essentials below.
1. Tibi sweater, $495, available at www.tibi.com
2. Christopher Kane clutch, $571, available at www.farfetch.com
3. Faith Connexion jacket, $1,530, available at www.intermixonline.com
4. Versus denim, $525, available at www.netaporter.com
5. Pierre Hardy boots, $1,375, available at www.netaporter.com
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For her debut capsule collection for French brand Faith Connexion, Annabelle Dexter-Jones didn’t have to look far for inspiration—she dug through old family photos of she and her siblings wearing their private school uniforms. “They are all clothes that you didn’t want to wear as a child, but you want to wear now,” she explains of the collection. The 25 pieces, including bow headbands, straight-leg jeans, a classic little black dress, and a red raincoat, are complete with a special “Annabelle” label designed by Dexter-Jones’ other half, André Saraiva. Here, a sneak peak at the actress in the design studio putting it all together.
Of the Faith Connexion lexicon, brand ambassador Maria Buccellati says, “Chic, glamorous girls with a strong sense of rock ‘n’ roll.’” That’s a fitting description of the brand’s loyal shoppers, a group that includes Jennifer Lopez, Géraldine Saglio, and Karolina Kurkova. The “Left Bank cool” line from Paris brings Balmain to mind, with its glam-rock metallic gold pants and leather jacket offerings in the Spring 2012 collection. There’s a reason for the similarities to the storied French house; the Faith Connexion design team is made up of designers hailing from Balmain, along with Lacroix and Azzaro.
For Spring, “the collection follows the Faith girl on a Paris-to-L.A. route,” Buccellati says. The result is reflective of their “boyish versus feminine” aesthetic that is both nonchalant and glamorous. There are cotton T-shirts and light, distressed denim shirts that look fit for a stroll down Melrose, and cigarette pants and button-up blouses that make the French connection clear. As for the gold sequined pieces, “glammed-up clubber looks,” as Buccellati calls them, those are fit for nightclubs on all continents.
Faith Connexion($120 to $1,500) is available in select stores and on Net-a-Porter.com.