3 posts tagged "Oh Land"
“I was actually never really a video game or comic book kind of guy—I always just loved clothes,” Phillip Lim tells Style.com. But things have changed for the designer, who looked to neo-noir comic book heroines in V for Vendetta and Sin City for inspiration for his Fall 2012 collection, and he has just come out with his very own comic book (with the help of illustrator Jan Duursema, of Star Wars fame, and her prolific co-writer John Ostrander). “The idea of dual lives and a heroine with an inner strength was where it all started,” he says, citing Alexa Chung, Lissy Trullie, and Oh Land as some of his real-life leading ladies. “I am surrounded by these heroines every day, all around me, so it seemed fitting to make the city in my head come alive.” Will we be seeing the theme continue into Spring 2013? “The spirit of the character exists in every collection I do—it is very much the spirit of the Phillip Lim woman,” he says.
Style.com got the exclusive first look at the full book, called Kill the Night, before it debuts on Fashion’s Night Out (he will be on hand at his NYC boutique to sign copies for customers who buy something at the event). For those who aren’t in New York, visit the designer’s Web site (31philliplim.com) to sign up and get a printed copy. Our favorite part? Every superheroine look in the book is shoppable.
The Danish chanteuse Oh Land—a.k.a. Nanna Oland Fabricius—has attracted a fashionable following, wooing designers like M Missoni, which chose her as a face of the label, with her sunny electro-pop. For her upcoming tour, she went further than borrowing clothes. She collaborated with Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs of Cushnie et Ochs on a series of tour dresses.
“Oh Land [first] borrowed a dress from our Fall ’11 collection to perform on the Craig Ferguson show,” Cushnie tells Style.com. “Then we met her for the first time after her show at the Bowery Ballroom in September—where she was wearing the dress again,” Ochs adds. From there, the three decided to coordinate on a series of tour pieces, based on the fringed dress the singer had taken such a liking to.
“The fringe moved so well onstage while she was performing,” Cushnie explains. “It’s a total rock star dress and she made it come to life, so we made four additional dresses all with fringe.” “We just wanted to make sure she would have fun performing in it,” Ochs says. New Yorkers can verify that particular detail when Oh Land and her dresses return to New York stages on December 11.
A former ballerina with a funny name may soon be the fashion set’s new favorite music act. Either way, expect to hear more about Danish electro-pop artist Oh Land (pictured) in coming months. Sony’s Epic Records is putting out her EP in September and her debut album in early 2011, and Missoni has gotten on board early, selecting Oh Land (née Nanna Øland Fabricius) as a face for M Missoni and as the evening’s entertainment for its summer party last night at Le Bain. Maryna Linchuk, Ann Dexter-Jones, and Byrdie Bell were all on hand to give a listen.
Oh Land has only been in New York since January, and writes and performs (solo, using drum machine and synthesizer) from a very specific place: “This land where big city and skyscrapers and great nature and mountains and valleys come together—my little musical church,” she explained post-performance. It doesn’t hurt, of course, that the keeper of that church is a total stunner.
M Missoni had dressed her in a bat-winged tunic that gave her freedom to sway and ripple during her set. “I love what I’m wearing right now and I feel really comfortable in it,” Oh Land said, flapping her arms. “Like a big owl.”