4 posts tagged "Fenton/Fallon"
A great bit of accessories design can go miles and miles. Just consider for a moment how many YSL Tribute sandals have been sold over the past few years. When we spotted the second generation of Fallon’s Vieuphoria choker at the Fenton/Fallon preview earlier this week, we sensed greatness in the making. There’s just something about its universally flattering, classic, ladies-who-lunch shape with just the right doses of bling and spike. “It was such a popular style in the brass finish for fall,” explained designer Dana Lorenz. “It seems to work on most everybody.” The spring update (pictured above) comes in gunmetal. But you can still get your fall fix now at Lorenz’s store in Freeman’s Alley. (Unfortunately, the Vieuphoria is already sold out on Shopbop.com.)
The Vieuphoria, $315, available at Fenton/Fallon, End of Freeman’s Alley, on Rivington St. between Chrystie St. and the Bowery, NYC, (212) 477-1315.
Tim Hamilton shows his eponymous menswear in Paris these days, but the New York-based designer hasn’t left his hometown fans out in the cold—for the second season in a row, he’s showing his secondary collection, Tim Hamilton Redux, during New York fashion week. Redux began as a sort of greatest-hits collection, reissuing favorite staples from Hamilton’s eponymous line, but it’s since grown into an entity of its very own, one that skews younger and more street-influenced than the avant-garde main line. That’s not to say it’s not plenty avant in its own right. For the September 10 presentation, art star (and James Franco pal) Kalup Linzy will be DJ’ing and performing, and photographer Collier Schorr will debut a new video featuring the collection. As for accessories, the occasion will see the launch of Dana Lorenz’s first men’s pieces for Fenton/Fallon as well as a new footwear collaboration with Lacoste. “I wanted to work with the original Rene Lacoste shoe and give it a harder tone,” Hamilton says. “By adding a black finish and a high top, it appears to be a mesh—sneaker meets military shoe.” Cadets interested in a pair will be glad to know they’ll be sold with the Redux collection, hitting stores this January.
When you need a favor, it helps to have friends in high places. Or, in the case of Jenna Lyons, to be a friend in a high place. Several months ago, Lyons, the creative director of J.Crew, was trying (and failing) to track down a few pieces of Fenton/Fallon jewelry, a problem with no real solution until she ran into Fenton/Fallon designer Dana Lorenz (pictured, with Lyons) at a dinner. “It was a party hosted by Maria Cornejo,” Lorenz recalled last night the Soho J.Crew store. “I remember, I was wearing a chambray shirt with paint all over it, because I hadn’t expected to be able to make it. Anyway,” Lorenz continued, “Jenna told me that she was looking for these pieces, and they were all sold out. I offered to make them up for her, as a favor.” Lyons decided that the real favor Lorenz could do for her was to join the J.Crew fold for a season. The Fenton/Fallon for J. Crew collection is on the sales floor now; Lorenz describes the range as a “mash-up” of her two brands. “It’s a little less statement-y than Fenton, a little more statement-y than Fallon,” Lorenz said, “and I’m kind of loving the contrast with the preppy little blazers and things.” Prices start at $95 for the Carrington chain bracelet, below.
It’s not something you’d pick up from either Fenton or Fallon, the two jewelry lines she designs, but Dana Lorenz really loves pink. That much is clear from the decor of her new Fenton/Fallon store in Freeman Alley on the Lower East Side. Opening September 1, the shop—Lorenz’s first—is shot through with a color best described as eighties neon Pepto. The edited collection of eighties/early nineties-era vintage clothing she’s stocking hangs from pink Lucite poles, for example, and the color’s there in the upholstery fabric based on Doutzen Kroes’ hair that occasional Lorenz collaborator Thakoon designed for the boutique. “I kind of based the decor on the town house where Sigourney Weaver lives in Working Girl,” explains Lorenz. “I love how she has an Apple II computer sitting on a Biedermeier desk. It’s like a place she inherited and then sort of randomly added to.” Working Girl is one of the films Lorenz intends to have playing on the flat-screen hanging on one wall; episodes of Dynasty are another good bet for the repertoire, given that the drink Lorenz will be serving at the Fenton/Fallon opening party on the 8th is called a Joan Collins (“it’s pink”). But catching up with Alexis and Crystal isn’t the only good reason to visit. In addition to pieces from her Fenton and Fallon collections, Lorenz will be retailing limited-edition pieces based on the stuff she designs for shoots, and the boutique will also house the fine jewelry collection she’s introducing just in time for her opening do. “It’s very focused,” she explains. “Twelve pieces, all very graphic.” Yes, that means there will be pink.