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“Everything that I’ve learned has brought me back to the idea that we need to create a new dialogue in fashion,” offered stylist and jewelry designer Michelle Lane at Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s Lower East Side boutique last night. “I’m interested in exploring capitalism as a religion through fashion—and moving away from [the construction of] fashion as fantasy.” The industry vet is explaining her rather academic motivations behind founding BREADstudio, her philanthropically minded design studio. Lane’s project debuted last night via A Trace of Thrace,—a pop-up show of Bulgarian design pieces at Zadeh’s shop.
The works—which Lane curated while studying language and sociopolitical theory in fashion in Switzerland last February—represent an exciting assortment of young Bulgarian designers. “There’s something in the Balkan culture that resonated with me,” related Lane, at the show’s opening, between sips of white wine and bites of Turkish pastries. “That mixture of the Eastern and Western sensibility, the very deconstructionalist and spiritual components, the sadness and nostalgia…. It’s a very interesting culture.” Continue Reading “Michelle Lane’s Thoughtful Fashion” »
Stylist-turned-jewelry designer Michelle Lane gives her macramé-inspired jewelry names that recall Carl Sagan’s 1980 Cosmos television series. This hand-stitched white cord necklace, for example, is called Systematic Search, and there are others like Andromeda, Galaxy Rise, and Supernova. “Soft jewelry seems to be part of the zeitgeist right now,” she told us. “But I like to think my work is special because it brings form to emotions in a raw, visceral way.” We, however, like it for the simple reason that it reminds us of the Nantucket rope bracelets we wore as a teenager. With a peasant blouse and faded and frayed Levi’s from back in the day, it’ll take us back to 1989—which is right about the first time that we wanted to relive the seventies.
$450, available at Maryam Nassir Zadeh, 123 Norfolk St., NYC, (212) 673-6405, www.maryamnassirzadeh.com.