70 posts tagged "Fendi"
While they may look like possessed, albeit adorable, Angry Birds, those fuzzy little creatures that Fendi has been attaching to its bags for the past couple of seasons are, in fact, bugs. And today, the house has released a quirky film starring its Fendi Buggies and their corresponding purses. Not unlike Snow White’s seven dwarfs, each expressive fox and mink charm has its own personality: There’s the snobby, the playful, the crazy, the angry…you get the idea. Rooted in geometry, the luxe, furry friends will be available starting this month. Catch the critters in their cinematic debut, above.
Come mid-2014, Christopher Bailey will be doubling his workload. Today, Burberry announced that Bailey will replace Angela Ahrendts as CEO in addition to maintaining his role as creative director, which he’s held for the past six years. Ahrendts has been tapped by Apple and will step into the newly created position of senior vice president. This isn’t the first time the tech giant had looked to the fashion biz for new talent: Last July, Apple hired former Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve to work on special projects. Maybe Karl Lagerfeld was onto something with his informatics-inspired Spring ’14 Fendi collection—in any event, we have a feeling tech is about to get crazy chic.
As if Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t have enough to do—what with the umpteen collections per season he designs for Fendi, Chanel, and his eponymous range—he took it upon himself to create seventy-five giant Chanel-centric artworks for his Spring ’14 set (or, rather, he conceived or mocked-up the pieces, and had them supersized by a team of experts). The assortment of objets included everything from an abstract iteration of a Chanel jacket, to a canvas embellished with the house’s iconic double Cs in pearls, to a marble monument shaped like a bottle of Chanel No. 5. There was even a quilted 2.55 bag befitting Goliath. Was it fashion? Art? Both? Only one thing’s for sure: Last Spring’s Hula-Hoop purse would have looked right at home in Lagerfeld’s epically proportioned galerie.
Label: Delfina Delettrez
Need to Know: Delfina Delettrez is spinning a lot of plates these days—literally and figuratively. No stranger to runways (she collaborated with Kenzo a few seasons back), the designer got a head start for Spring, debuting jewelry on the Fendi catwalk in Milan (yes, we have her to thank for those furry little earpieces). And there are more collaborations to come; keep your eyes on couture.
With Spring’s Never Too Light roundup, which Delettrez presented on spinning porcelain platters in Paris, she moved the needle a bit. She added more high jewelry, and offered a surreal take on Timeless watches, whose function is purely aesthetic. In place of faces, the wares boast big, colorful quartzes, and their diamond-set bracelets look more like snakeskin than pavé. She also revisited her classics, with pearls (micro, chocolate, gold, and white) and semiprecious stones such as peridot and topaz in phantom settings for rings and single earrings. Another standout: diamond rings sold singly or as a set.
She Says: “I love bending the rules of time. With these watches, it means you’re never late!”
Where to Find It: Opening Ceremony, Saks Fifth Avenue, matchesfashion.com, and delfinadelettrez.it, among others.
There’s no shortage of deejays on the fashion scene, with your Misshapes and your Harleys and your Alexas and what have you. But Mimi Xu—who goes by the name of Misty Rabbit when she’s on the decks—has a particularly impressive knack for blending unexpected musical genres (think Berlin’s ambient electro mixed with classical jazz fading into a cool spin of disco-funk) into cohesive and oh-so-catchy sets. She’s an eager bunny, and knows just how to get the party going for the likes of Miu Miu, Prada, Fendi, Acne Studios, and too many others to name. This season, the Shanghai- and Copenhagen-raised but London-based sound designer is as busy as ever. She mixed the soundtracks for Yigal Azrouël, Catherine Malandrino, Tome, and Ostwald Helgason in New York, developed runway music for Topshop, Julien Macdonald, and Emilia Wickstead in London, and dropped a special Fall/Winter mix for Mytheresa.com just last week. Next up? A hotly anticipated party for Moncler’s Pharrell Williams collaboration in Paris this evening, and a personal design project, which will undoubtedly become the requisite accessory for music-loving cool girls come holiday season. Here, Xu talks to Style.com about her Mytheresa.com mix, the difference between playing parties and runways, and her favorite new artists.
You’ve done a lot of shows this season. How does deejaying a fashion show differ from deejaying a party?
Deejaying is about a spontaneous, fun, and playful way of sharing music. It’s about getting the party going. When you do a soundtrack, it’s very nerdy and unglamorous—you’re behind the scenes, you’re really working with the designer, and you’re creating something with the designer to really reflect his collection. It’s not about what I like. Of course, it’s about my influences and my take on music. But I’m there to showcase the collection. I love doing both, but they’re very different. Show soundtracks take a lot longer. It’s a much more technical process—it’s much more creative, and it’s more intellectual. And with soundtracks, everything’s set in stone previously. On the day of the catwalk, you don’t have to do anything besides cuing the show. But when you deejay, things never go to plan. Anything can happen on the dance floor. I can fill up the stage—who knows?
What have designers been asking you to play this season?
There are no specific trends this season. Each designer had their own inspirations. Musically, I went from Mississippi blues to Brazilian seventies experimental Tropicalia movement to psychedelic rave to classical theatrical to French electro. It’s a big range, so you need to be very erudite in your music knowledge. Designers need that.
What are you going to play for the Moncler-and-Pharrell Williams party?
I’ve been thinking today that we’re gonna do something quite hip-hop-y. But I don’t know! You can’t play Pharrell Williams tracks. I’d be embarrassed to play someone’s track when they’re in the room. So I’m not sure yet…. Obviously, I’m gonna have a lot of R&B and hip-hop, but it’s gonna go into disco and a few electronica-sounding tracks, too. I need to get people dancing, so I’ll see tonight how it will go. Continue Reading “Misty Rabbit Talks Spinning Fashion’s Soundtracks” »