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July 31 2014

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Smythson Celebrates the Art of the Panama

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Smythson’s Panama diary has some seriously impressive cred. Launched in 1908, it’s been used by everyone from Sigmund Freud and Katharine Hepburn to Jonathan Saunders and Dita Von Teese. For Spring ’14, Smythson is releasing a full-on Panama collection, comprising diaries, address books, manuscript books, and beyond. In celebration of the new range, the brand has called in young British artist Quentin Jones to create a series of pretty wild works. The set of ten pieces will feature the aforementioned influencers, as well as Hardy Amies, Waris Ahluwalia, Erdem Moralioglu, Bryan Ferry, Kylie Minogue, and Laura Bailey. The works—done in Jones’ signature, surreal style of mixed media—will explore the subjects’ relationships with their Panamas. An exhibition of the art, as well as the new Panama line, will be unveiled during a special event at Smythson’s New Bond Street store today, and the show will be open to the public from Monday. In the meantime, get your Smythson x Jones fix with a gif teasing the star-studded artworks, which debuts exclusively here.

Hermès’ Anniversary Exhibition, Stella McCartney Continues Her Anti-Leather Campaign, And More…

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A new exhibition celebrating Hermès’ 175th anniversary is set to open at London’s Royal Academy of Art’s sister space, 6 Burlington Gardens, in May. The exhibit will include some of the brand’s most historic designs. [Vogue U.K.]

As models and designers show up to Toronto fashion week, they will arrive to a PETA film featuring Stella McCartney playing on repeat. In the video, McCartney shares important facts about leather and asks designers and consumers to partake in cruelty-free fashion. [Huff Po]

Tory Burch and Ed Brennan, chairman and chief executive of duty-free retailer DFS Group, have reportedly been added to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s board. They join the likes of Leonard Lauder, who is the acting chairman of BCRF. [WWD]

Model Laura Bailey has been appointed as the official face for the Diamond Jubilee kickoff event, the 2012 Derby Festival. She will be wearing a custom necklace designer by Theo Fennell and a bespoke hat by Philip Treacy. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Vogue U.K.

London Fashion Week Is Off To A Royal Start

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Nothing like a royal benediction to kick off fashion week, and last night, that’s exactly what London got. At the lawn of Clarence House (Prince Charles’ London pad), Mayor Boris Johnson, Livia Firth (the eco-minded Mrs. Colin), Laura Bailey and a smattering of ladies, lords and baronets attended an eco-sustainable fashion show, presented as part of the Prince’s START festival. (For those not in the know, the old guy is rather a hippie where the environment is concerned.) Appropriate pieces from Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Emma Watson’s collection for People Tree hit the catwalk, with Erin O’Connor leading the way. The garments were made of recycled fabrics, buttons, and military-issue shirts. (Scratch that, the Prince’s people are calling it “upcycled” rather than “recycled”—upcycled is “the more fashionable cousin.”) The whole thing charmingly embodied England’s old post-war credo of “make do and mend.”

Speaking of making do, who couldn’t make do with a vending machine that sells couture instead of M&M’s?  LOVE‘s Katie Grand and Selfridges got together to create such a vending machine, which will be housed for the duration of LFW in the lobby of the swankiest hotel in London, St Martin’s Lane. (Appropriate, considering it’s the temporary home to tons of visiting editors, models, photogs, buyers, and fashion clients.) Grand ran riot through Selfridges and cherry-picked her favorite items for the 32-slot LOVE Machine (below). It dispenses a Stella McCartney Falabella bag (left), an Alexander Wang leather and sequin dress, a one-off pair of Rick Owens trainers customized by Chrome Hearts, exclusive Dior nail polishes, Diptyque Mimosa candles exclusive to Selfridges in their signature yellow, and for the gents, Falke’s new “secret socks” for men. A word to the wise, though: Know your size. It’s tough to return an item to a vending machine.


Photos: Courtesy of LOVE