Posts for September 30th 2011
>> "Love is in the Hair" is the name of Delfina Delettrez's new tress-inspired jewelry collection. Whimsical, yes, but that should be no surprise from a designer known for her witty, surrealistic approach. "Love is in the Hair" has Delettrez revisiting some of her favorite themes — anatomy, memory, nature — resulting in a collection of keepsakes which are both amusing and appealing. Fashioned from unusual materials, the collection is filled with what read like tiny works of art; there are hairpins decorated with lips, heart-shaped resin pendants hanging from studded-leather collars, precious metal and stone "DNA" necklaces, and a miniature metallic purse that dangles from a rose gold ring. Click through to see a selection of pieces from the collection, plus the fantastical hair sculptures — inspired by historic women — Delettrez created to present the collection. Available March 2012 at Opening Ceremony.
>> Kenzo has released a teaser video, previewing the direction new creative directors, Opening Ceremony's Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, will be taking the label for their debut collection on Sunday. The new, contemporary-leaning Kenzo looks to be colorful and print-heavy, based on this video directed by illustrator Jo Ratcliffe.
>> Unseasonably warm weather in Paris means those Summer pieces get a little extra wear during Fashion Week. Sheath dresses for Shala Monroque, Taylor Tomasi Hill and Anna Dello Russo; a sleeveless jumpsuit for Anja Rubik; and more than a few white pieces were pulled out on the day two — see all in the slideshow.
>> This morning, show invitations to the debut Kanye West womenswear show tomorrow evening went out, announcing the location as the Lycee Henri-IV, a Paris public school. Atop the invitation are the initials DW, which are assumed to be a reference to West's late mother, Donda West. The rumor mill surrounding the show continues, purporting that Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Prince will be in attendance. [Materialiste, @Fashionista_com]