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5 posts tagged "Twenty8Twelve"

Savannah Miller Keeps it Cheap and Cheerful

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At yesterday’s tea party celebrating Savannah Miller’s second collection for her eponymous line, the designer was thinking about how to keep both the prices and the mood light. “I suppose I’m trying to make being happy cool again. This collection is about a blown-out summer, a dreamy life: It’s about butterflies and sunshine—being joyful again.”

The happy vibe worked its way across Mari Vanna, the cozy, kitschy Russian eatery where the tea was held, as sister Sienna Miller, mom Jo, Matthew Williamson, Irina Lazareanu (who stars in Savannah’s spring campaign—last season’s ads featured Dree Hemingway), Valentine Fillol-Cordier, Lady Kinvara Balfour, and more perused the sixty-piece collection, which included platform sandals, sweet, floral lace frocks, slipdresses, denim and lots of fringe—”Nothing in the collection is over £125,” said Savannah, who’s committed to keeping the line affordable. “It really struck me lately that a lot of people, friends included, are just hanging in there by a thread financially. But they also want to feel fashionable and cool—and I want to fulfill that need.”

Both Miller sisters resigned as co-creative directors of Twenty8Twelve early last year, but that doesn’t mean they had any downtime. Sienna recently had a baby (Marlowe), and Savannah, who’s already a mother to three, likens her new line to having a fourth child. “This is very much my project. It’s the first time I am really standing alone as a designer,” she says. Even so, the bohemian look we’ve seen in the past (and that her sister has all but owned throughout the last decade) is still in her fashion DNA. “Bohemia is who I am. I think once you have a taste in design, it is very difficult to move away from. Though I hope throughout the collections I can evolve that look a lot more.”

Savannah, Solo

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“A dove in the house means a happy home,” Savannah Miller was told when she discovered a family of birds nesting in her country attic. That explains why a paper dove was keeping watch over the launch of the designer’s anticipated debut solo collection, Savannah, in London last night. A grand Georgian four-story house in Fitzroy Square was transformed into surreal autumn woodland by set designer David White.

London’s fashion set has been curious about Savannah’s next move since it was announced in January that she and sister Sienna were departing Twenty8Twelve, the line they’d created. Those who came out to last night’s event—among them, Clara Paget and Irina Lazreanu (above, with Miller between), Mary Charteris and Candice Lake—discovered the answer: affordable party dresses.

Donning a shimmering cocktail number from her 40-piece contemporary collection, which launches for Fall on the e-commerce nelly.comn, the soft-spoken Savannah explained her attraction to an affordable High Street price point. “Truth be told, I can’t justify spending what should be the annual budget for my kids’ clothes on one coat anymore,” she explained. “When I see the work of someone like, say, Mary Katrantzou, I know it’s real art and it should be worth a great deal…but I want to make something that people can feel decent about wearing in a recession.” Accordingly, the new line will emphasize easy, wearable looks—maintaining, of course, the Miller sisters’ famous bohemian touch.

Photo: Leanne Benson

What Does Savannah Miller Have Up Her Sleeve? Plus, Jessica Simpson’s Heels Under Fire, Decades TV, And More…

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Sienna Miller and her sister Savannah said back in February they were stepping down from their Twenty8Twelve label. But that’s not the last of the Millers in fashion. Sienna recently revealed to British Vogue that Savannah is hard at work on a new label. [Vogue U.K.]

Poet, actor, and performance artist Taylor Mead is one of the last of Andy Warhol’s remaining Superstars. Tomorrow night in New York, he’s set to make a rare public appearance at Anthology Film Archives to introduce the premiere of a recent restoration of the 1961 film Passion in a Seaside Slum. [Hint]

Jessica Simpson could be in trouble for stepping on another designer’s toes. Internet wags have noticed that the Evangel style from Simpson’s namesake footwear collection looks almost identical to Christian Louboutin’s Staratata heels. [Huff Po]

Decades co-owners Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver are the subjects of a new Bravo show. Though details are still being finalized, Garkinos tells WWD, “The show will focus on shining the light on the rarefied and very specific part of fashion that we live in. We are curators and fashion arbiters.” [WWD]

Photo: PA Photos / Vogue U.K.

Miller Sisters Leave Twenty8Twelve, Victoria’s Secret Launches Luxe Lingerie, Yasmin Le Bon’s 100-Pound Dress, And More…

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Sienna and Savannah Miller, who served as co-creative directors of Twenty8Twelve, are leaving the London-based label to work on their own projects. The label will show its Fall ’12 collection at London fashion week in February as planned. [Vogue U.K.]

Victoria’s Secret launched its first high-end lingerie line yesterday on victoriassecret.com > . The Victoria’s Secret Designer Collection, which has “nearly sold out” already, has been kept under wraps, although several of the pieces were on the runway in the brand’s November fashion show. [WWD]

Yasmin Le Bon walked the runway for Stephane Rolland’s Couture show yesterday wearing a dress that weighed over 100 pounds. The train was so heavy she needed two assistants to help her make it down the runway. [Huff Po]

Christian Louboutin and YSL took their legal battle back to the courtroom yesterday. Diane von Furstenberg was in attendance to support her close friend Mr. Louboutin. “Now that the hearing is over, the judges will decide whether Marrero’s verdict stands, or if it will be reversed,” WWD reports. [WWD]

Photo: Huff Po

Vera Walks From Bryant Park

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Vera Wang is the latest designer to decamp from Bryant Park, switching to a more intimate show format at her Mercer Street store. And by intimate we mean 100 people, so we hope you and Vera are chummy.

Perhaps Sienna and Savannah Miller would like Wang’s now empty time slot at the tents? Or not. The sisters are planning to show their Twenty8Twelve line on the runway in London in February. That promises to be a low-key affair.

In her longest committed relationship to date, Kate Moss signs on for three more years with Topshop, adding lingerie and accessories to her minis and vests. Assuming the New York flagship ever opens, the goods will be available here in March. Might as well get in line now.

Photo: Jeffrey Ufberg/Wireimage