15 posts tagged "Florence Welch"
“I first met Florence when I was hitchhiking to the very first Secret Garden Party festival,” jewelry designer Dominic Jones remembered. “She was 17 and she and her friend stopped and gave me a lift. We hit it off straight away and have stayed close friends ever since—we have been through a lot together.”
That would be Florence Welch. Since their chance meeting, the pop star has become a muse to the Brit designer, and for his new short film by Ben Toms and Rafael D’Alo, Jones enlisted her, along with eight other of his current muses (including Tallulah Harlech), to show off his Spring 2012 collection.
“The finished product of carefully decided angles and surface gives the collection a refined modernity from the ornate origin of inspiration,” Jones says of his inspiration. “The combination of the Old World cathedrals against the almost futuristic-looking sculptures was something that I wanted to be reflected in the film—we shot the film in an amazing 16-room dilapidated Georgian house in East London. The aging walls against the highly polished surfaces of the jewelry really captured this.”
Above, Jones debuts his collection video exclusively with Style.com.
Markus Lupfer is on a quest to decipher “The Puzzle of the Mysterious Mind.” Helping to solve it? Florence Welch, Sadie Frost, London It girl Mary Charteris, and set designer Gary Card. They all star in the designer’s new video to spotlight his Resort ’12 collection, directed by DJ and filmmaker Tabitha Denholm, who has also created music videos for Florence + the Machine. “Tabitha told me about this BBC documentary she saw from the sixties that was all about manipulation of the body and the mind, the ability to change peoples’ perceptions,” Lupfer said. “It really stems from that.” The casting was meant to evoke the wide range of women who can wear the label, and according to Denholm, each brought her own special something. “All of the girls’ personalities seemed to match their characters so well—no one needed to act for this one,” she said. (Good news, that; you can change perceptions, but it’s harder to make actresses of out It girls and rock stars.)
As for the collection itself, Lupfer brought his customer exactly what he does best, notably his kitschy knits. “It’s the essence of Markus Lupfer, with a Resort spin,” he explained. T-shirt sweaters and dresses are adorned with faux cross-body purses and sunglasses that, from a distance, appear to be functional. And nodding at current trends, there are plenty of stripes, including a few quirky takes on Breton stripe in sequins.
Bonnaroo took Tennessee this past weekend, and forecasts of rompers, bandeaux, maxi dresses, and crop tops (as well as of 90-degree temperatures) were all amply fulfilled. On stage, Florence Welch looked chic in flowing, sheer black, as did Karen Elson in a peach-colored frock. On the dusty fields, the festivalgoers kept cool in bright tanks and boyfriend jeans, oversized striped sunhats, shades of all shapes, and cowboy boots (it was Tennessee, after all). Style.com rounded up the best of the fest; check out the full lineup here.
It’s “Cosmic Love” between Gucci’s Frida Giannini and Florence Welch. After meeting the ginger songstress at the Grammys this year, the designer says she was so struck by Welch’s presence that she inspired Gucci’s Fall ’11 collection. Why? She’s got the “self-assured look that goes hand in hand with the Gucci woman,” Giannini says. [Vogue U.K.]
Daphne Guinness—shy? The heiress, who got dressed for this year’s Met gala in the windows of Barneys, admits, “Maybe this is my way of getting more comfortable with people. I gravitated towards people who are as shy as I was. We sort of huddled together, like on a raft.” Learn more about Guinness in “Daphne’s Window,” a new short film by Brennan Stasiewicz. [Nowness]
Style.com revealed what Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld planned to give Carine for Mother’s Day this year, but here is a look at one of his creative gifts from his younger years. In this image, the first to be released from the Rizzoli pictorial biography on the former Paris Vogue editor due out in October, depicts Roitfeld wearing a shirt Vladimir made for her on Mother’s Day when he was eight years old. [Hint]
And today in tipples: The world’s most expensive bottle of Champagne was purchased at an auction for $41,000. “Vintage,” in this case, barely covers it: The bottle of Veuve Clicquot has been chilling since the 1840′s beneath the Baltic Sea. [ELLE]
Hedi Slimane takes a break from shooting young punks and skaters to serve up a tantalizing new group of shots on his Fashion Diary: a series of pictures from Yves Saint Laurent’s farewell-to-fashion show in 2002 (above). [Hedi Slimane]
Despite rumors of a big change at Harper’s Bazaar, there’s been no motion on that front yet. But at another storied publication, The New York Times, a big change will be announced today: Jill Abramson will be named the paper’s executive editor, the first woman to hold the post in its entire history. [WWD]
Marni for less? Seems too good to be true—but it’s exactly what you’ll get when Consuelo Castiglioni debuts a lower-priced collection, called Foulard, this June. [Harper’s Bazaar via Racked]
Crime may not pay, but beauty sure does. Gisele Bündchen, the world’s most successful model, is apparently well on her way to billionaire-dom. As if we needed another reason to envy her. [Vogue U.K.]
And today on Nowness, Florence Welch debuts a new video—a tribute to her longtime musical idol and admitted crush, Buddy Holly. [Nowness]