13 posts tagged "Wren"
L.A. took New York by storm last night. Wren’s Melissa Coker breezed into town to debut her new Spring collection video (as well as a jewelry collaboration with Fallon’s Dana Lorenz, collaborating right and left this week). “We wanted to capture a specific world,” Coker said, “a place full of humor and charm set, against a perpetual golden hour.” To get it, she enlisted Gia Coppola to shoot L.A. girls Natalie and Laura Love (and one very mouthy, smoking crab), styled by Lula‘s Leith Clark. “Gia has such a thoughtful, beautiful manner about her,” Coker told Style.com. “I really relate to her aesthetic and felt like she perfectly fit in to what Leith and I had been discussing creatively for a film project.” Last night at Mister H at Mondrian Soho, Sofia Coppola and Miranda July—two women who know a little something about filmmaking—stopped by to lend their support. Above, the film premieres exclusively on Style.com.
When I caught up with Wren designer Melissa Coker right before the New York shows, she was a bit worried about her impending lookbook shoot. The issue: Last Fall, she featured New York’s latest fashion obsession, Alexa Chung—a big fan of the collection—but how does one follow that up? Well, Coker’s Spring 2009 lookbook is, in fact, right on the money, featuring adorable Swedish blogger Filippa Berg. What better fit for a season that’s seen Tavi Gevinson’s every move endlessly Twitter-tracked and even lavish front-row laptops for the street style bloggerati (including our own Tommy Ton) at D&G? Coker’s Spring collection, however, was inspired by some cute girls of pre-interweb days, namely the sixties: beach culture poster girl Gidget and Mia Farrow in her days on Beatles guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram. There’s definitely an infectiously dreamy and laid-back feel to the combination of super-faded denim pieces, perfect little belted silk dresses, and the odd dash of a tailored copper tweed. You can find Wren in New York at Bird in Brooklyn, Plum on the L.E.S., and mostly likely on a fashion blog near you.
Wren designer Melissa Coker pulled together a pretty impressive team for her Spring ’09 video installation Another 3 Women. Screened at the Wren presentation in midtown last night, the video, directed by Alia Raza, is a mash-up of scenes from Robert Altman’s 3 Women and the Woody Allen film Another Woman, and it stars returning Wren collaborator Sarah Sophie Flicker, Flicker’s bestest bud Karen Elson, and (for truly international appeal) Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. How did Coker lock up all that talent? “Well, Alia and I are old friends, and we’ve always wanted to work together,” she explained, “and Sarah Sophie brought on Karen, and then Julia we wanted because she seemed like an unexpected third girl. And they all look pretty cute together.” Cute—and colofully clad in Wren’s eye-popping Spring ’09 palette. “Last season our video was black-and-white,” Coker noted, “and this season we decided, yeah, color. I figure, next season if I do a movie, I’ll have to go 3-D.”