8 posts tagged "Solange Azagury-Partridge"
London’s posh Mayfair neighborhood is about to get a lot less stuffy. Following the launch of surrealist jewelry designer Solange Azagury-Partridge’s Carlos Place boutique this week, and Christopher Kane’s recent announcement that he’ll open a flagship in the tony district before the end of 2014, Roksanda Ilincic—the British designer known for her colorful, feminine wares with a sculptural twist—revealed today that, early next year, she’ll bow her first store at 9 Mount Street. To fete the milestone, she’s teamed up with the ever-eccentric artist-cum-set designer Gary Card to create a neon-splashed installation in the raw space. On view for three weeks, the display features a capsule collection of eight brightly hued Roksanda Ilincic looks, which will be available on net-a-porter.com.
Flying under the Frieze radar last night was jewelry designer Solange Azagury-Partridge, who threw a little soirée to celebrate both the opening of her eclectically designed new shop on Carlos Place in London’s Mayfair neighborhood and the launch of her five-piece collection Metamorphosis.
Attendees included Suzy Menkes, Laura Bailey, and Charlotte Dellal, with whom Azagury-Partridge collaborated with on a range of shoes for Spring ’14. The new collection is—depending on one’s take—sculpture or very extravagant jewelry cases. Each piece is a jewel “box” in a different shape that doesn’t just sit pretty: They all carry wearable charms that are instantly covetable. Included are Through the Keyhole, Azagury-Partridge’s imagination of her ideal boudoir, with elaborate enamel walls, a disco “floor” made from strips of precious stones, and a mirrored globe covered in diamonds. The Secret Garden carries charms like the flute-playing Greek god Pan, an orange tree, and a garden bench. The Ark and the Covenant, The Snake Pit, and Eternal Feminine complete the collection, and each carries a treasure trove of goodies—a skeleton, a giggling baby (below), a Horus eye, and a shoe. Continue Reading “Solange Azagury-Partridge’s Mayfair Metamorphosis” »
Pucker up, kiddos. Smooches abounded on the Spring ’14 runways, making their mark everywhere from Peter Jensen, where frocks and tops were covered with photo-realistic lips, to Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, who crafted a pair of sunglasses with gilded gobs for lenses. The gap-toothed pink and purple pouts that appeared on a series of looks at Giles Deacon were rumored to be an ode to stylist Katie Grand’s grin. Meanwhile, Saint Laurent‘s Hedi Slimane doused an 80s-tinged ruffle top and short black wrap dress with an allover rouge lip print. Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s 1971 Vichy Chic collection, the smackers were a somewhat surprising embrace of the house’s history. Tucker’s Gaby Basora employed the motif, too. The New York-based designer collaborated with Solange Azagury-Partridge—best known for her “Hot Lips” baubles—on rosebud blouses and dresses strewn with fuchsia kissers.
If mouthy accessories are more your taste, look no further than Yaz Bukey’s Spring ’14 range. The designer served up a patent cherry bouche bag—as well as a pair of lipstick-shaped earrings for touch-ups. And even on the street, showgoers were donning mouth-embellished duds. Tommy Ton snapped one femme in Paris wearing surreal black driving gloves fit for Dali—the wrists sealed with two bright red kisses.
If there’s anyone who could rival Charlotte Olympia designer Charlotte Dellal’s quirky take on saucy accessories, it’s Solange Azagury-Partridge. Best known for her surreal, rainbow-hued baubles (think bubblegum-pink pout-shaped rings, a necklace crafted to look like a veiny red heart, and earrings designed to resemble actual chandeliers), the London-based talent, who Dellal describes as one of her favorite jewelry designers, has teamed up with Charlotte Olympia for a collaboration with some serious pizzazz. Set to debut during Paris fashion week, the lineup features a wedge embellished with gold fringe, mirrored kicks that the designers have aptly dubbed the Dancing Shoes, the red-velvet and gilded 24 Carat Slide, and a pair of platforms inset with a bright green suede palm-tree motifs, which debuts exclusively here. Set to hit stores in March, this playful team-up will no doubt ignite more than a few footwear fetishes.
“Jewelry is often a gift of love between a man and a woman,” designer Solange Azagury-Partridge tells Style.com of the inspiration behind The Daydream (above), a Sam Taylor-Wood-directed film created to show off her new collection, 24:7. “There is a softness to gold—it can give an inner glow to the wearer.”
Here, in this Style.com exclusive video, actors Liberty Ross and JJ Field get their “glow” from the designer’s new geometric, gold-cast jewelry collection launching September 20. It’s one that is a lot more simplistic and wearable than some of her previous elaborate gem creations, and it’s meant to be worn “all day, everyday” (hence the name). A few of the pieces, like that triangle-shaped gold ring, look killer, so much so that the sharp jagged point might not make for the best sleepwear.