33 posts tagged "Swarovski"
House of Lavande, yes, that vintage store based in Palm Beach, is launching its own jewelry line. After years of collecting vintage jewelry for the store, Tracy Smith, the woman behind the brand, decided it was time to work on her own collection. “As much as I love collecting and curating other vintage jewelry, I wanted to create something of my own that someday could become that collected piece,” she told Style.com at this morning’s New York presentation of the line. “I love the process, from inspiration to creation—it’s pretty magical.” All pieces are made in Italy with Swarovski crystals, wood, natural stones, Lucite, and resin, ranging in price from $400 for small earrings to $6,500 for the most special necklace (pictured), made with reconstructed wood and coral. The collection will be available for preorder tomorrow on ModaOperandi.com and late in the year at House of Lavande Palm Beach and other specialty boutiques.
Check back tomorrow to watch our complete live coverage. Photos from throughout the night, here.
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen for The Row
MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Joseph Altuzarra (pictured)
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçons
Scott Schuman and Garance Doré
FASHION ICON AWARD
For his latest collection, Erdem Moralioglu took the pretty girl from his Spring show and turned her on her head. Well, not literally, but the London-based designer toyed with the codes of femininity in a darker way by incorporating latex used for bondage and mixing it with soft lace. And his followers like the results: “So far, the pieces that people seem attracted to are the latex dresses and the trompe l’oeil tweed chiffon pieces,” he tells Style.com.
The road to the final product, however, was a long (and not always easy) one: “The finale dress was a challenge. It took weeks of hand embroidery—we almost didn’t finish it in time,” he says. The Canadian-born designer’s sister, Sara Moralioglu, followed his entire creative process this season, from design concept to the show, and caught it all on film. “This collection was particularly interesting as he would talk about various fabrics, things like latex or colors that you wouldn’t necessarily think of as beautiful,” she says. “There were lots of elements in this season that on paper sounded really off, but then he would transform them into these fabulous dresses and gowns.” Style.com has the exclusive Swarovski-presented film, here.
Lorenzo Martone And Ryan Brown Part Ways, Swarovski’s New Scholarship Program, Franca Sozzani On Things She Hates, And More…
Lorenzo Martone and his business partner Ryan Brown are shutting down their model management agency ARC New York at the end of this year. Reportedly, they are still sorting out who will keep A-list clients like Alessandra Ambrosio, Irina Shayk, and Julie Henderson. [Page Six]
Swarovski has unveiled a new scholarship program for two Central Saint Martins students. The first to receive the scholarship awards are Scarlett Tull and Stephanie Bila. [Vogue U.K.]
In January, Jason Wu will be receiving the Future of Fashion Award at the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund dinner. The event will also recognize the 82 designers, personalities, and executives honored during the organization’s 75th anniversary. [WWD]
Meetings and fashionistas—both are things that Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani hates. Sozzani, the cover star of Industrie magazine’s latest issue, says in the article, “I never do meetings. Never. If people are responsible and creative, they don’t need to have a teacher.” [Telegraph]
Tiffany’s Gets In The Gatsby Game, Harrods’ Couture Childrenswear, Backstage Pass With Karl Lagerfeld, And More…
Tiffany & Co. has created a one-of-a-kind jewelry line inspired by the upcoming Baz Luhrmann film The Great Gatsby. For the collection, Tiffany went through its archives from the era and designed platinum and diamond-encrusted headpieces, rings, and bracelets for the collection. [WWD]
How much would you spend on a dress for your child? Harrods is hoping almost £2,000 isn’t too far out of your price range. The retailer will soon be selling a dress by Italian brand I Pinco Pallino, embellished with Swarovski crystals, in their childrenswear department. [Vogue U.K.]
The abrupt end of Alexa Chung’s last show, It’s On With Alexa Chung, might have left a sting, but not for long. She’s back with a new series, 24 Hour Catwalk, in which each episode tracks four designers competing for a $10,000 prize in the course of, you guessed it, 24 hours. [Telegraph]
For a fashion special called Fashion: Backstage Pass, CNN sat down with Karl Lagerfeld to discuss the legacy he’s created at Chanel. The show airs Saturday, but in a sneak preview, Lagerfeld says, “The label has an image. It’s up to me to update it. What I did, [Coco Chanel] never did, she would have hated.” [Huffington Post]