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27 Oct

Dior’s Recent Icons, Charlotte Tilbury’s Award, Khaite’s Recent Baby

Dior’s Recent Icons, Charlotte Tilbury’s Award, Khaite’s Recent Baby

ICONS ONLY: Known for his elaborately embellished designs inspired by the Dior high fashion archive, Kim Jones wants men to know he’s down with quiet luxury, too.

Hot on the heels of his denim capsule collection, the label’s artistic director of menswear is introducing a group of timeless wardrobe essentials often called Dior Icons. Think tailored coats, cashmere sweaters and minimalist wide-leg pants, mixed with more casual pieces like a leather bomber jacket and jeans.

The road is launching on Dec. 1 in Dior boutiques, in tandem with an promoting campaign starring brand ambassador Robert Pattinson.

“I talked about clothing and fabrication with Robert so much because he has an enormous interest in fashion. I believed it will be perfect for him to wear Dior Icons because we discussed it within the conception of the gathering. He’s a very good friend of mine so it seemed it will be nice for him to model in it,” Jones said in an announcement.

Robert Pattinson within the Dior Icons campaign.

Alasdair McLellan/Courtesy of Dior

The photographs were photographed by Alasdair McLellan, with art direction by Ronnie Cooke Newhouse and styling by Ellie Grace Cumming. Peter Philips did the makeup and Anthony Turner the hair.

Pattinson has been the face of the Dior Homme fragrance since 2013. The “Twilight” actor has also appeared in a series of menswear campaigns for the French fashion brand, starting with the autumn 2016 ads shot by Karl Lagerfeld.

Along with attending scores of Dior shows over time, Pattinson starred opposite Gwendoline Christie within the film screened through the fall 2023 men’s show.

Alongside wardrobe staples in muted colours including gray, a favourite of founder Christian Dior, the Dior Icons collection includes accessories similar to the Dior Gallop shoulder bag, available in a mini version with an aluminum buckle, and Dior Buffalo derby shoes.

Dior has launched several variations on the wardrobe essentials concept lately. In 2020, it introduced the Modern Tailoring capsule, and prior to that, the Dior Essentials line. All featured a spread of stylish and more casual pieces designed to face the test of time. — JOELLE DIDERICH

TILBURY’S AWARD: Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury will receive the Special Recognition Award at The Fashion Awards, which happen in London on Dec. 4 at Royal Albert Hall.

The British Fashion Council, which organizes the awards event, a fundraiser for college students and emerging designers, said the entrepreneur was receiving the award for her “contribution to the style industry” and “her visionary and progressive approach to beauty, creating global trends which have transcended the runways and red carpet and reshaped the industry.”

The makeup artist’s portfolio is prolific. She’s worked on greater than 180 magazine covers; greater than 600 editorial and promoting campaigns and with quite a few fashion designers during show season.

Amal Clooney and Charlotte Tilbury

Amal Clooney and Charlotte Tilbury

Lexie Moreland/WWD

“Britain is a trailblazer in fashion, so inspiring, progressive and dynamic. I’m so grateful to have worked with among the best creative geniuses in the style world, from photographers to designers, editors, stylists, icons and models to create pure beauty magic,” said Tilbury, founder, president, chairman and chief creative officer of her eponymous beauty empire.

“From my earliest days working as a makeup artist on shows and editorial, I actually have seen for myself the transformative power of makeup to assist everyone feel and appear like their most confident selves, and it has been the honour of my life to share that mission with the world through my brand. I really consider that whenever you feel your most confident, you may change the world,” she added.

The awards may have a definite British accent this season with the likes of Grace Wales Bonner, Martine Rose, Maximilian Davis and Kim Jones among the many nominees.

Meanwhile, designer Valentino Garavani will receive the Outstanding Achievement prize at The Fashion Awards for his “groundbreaking couture creations” and red carpet gowns.

Pandora is becoming principal partner of the awards. — HIKMAT MOHAMMED

YOUNG AT HEART: One can never be too young to embrace some Recent York cool.

Buzzy womenswear brand Khaite is collaborating with Bonpoint, offering sweaters, leggings and voluminous tops for babies, toddlers and youngsters as much as age 10.

The gathering drops this week at Khaite and Bonpoint locations, and on their respective online stores. Wholesale partners for the launch include Bergdorf Goodman in Recent York, Harrods in London, Le Bon Marché in Paris and Mytheresa.com. Items retail from $110 to $730 for a limited time.

Catherine Holstein, founder and inventive director of Khaite, birthed the gathering while she was about to turn into a mother. Designing the gathering while pregnant “was very meaningful. It’s exciting to have the ability to supply our customer something special, and private, like this collaboration,” she said.

A structured blazer from the Bonpoint x Khaite collaboration.

Hanna Tveite

Pierre-André Cauche, chief executive officer of Bonpoint, called Khaite “the best fashion partner as they share our commitment to quality and design.”

“The cross pollination between an completed American luxury brand with our French established luxury childrenswear house resulted in a singular collection willfully modern and timeless,” he added.

The gathering comprises 11 styles, including a Fair Isle sweater with a side-button closure, a long-sleeve onesie with a contrasting collar, a pleated skirt, a cardigan, a cotton top with a ruffled collar, a structured blazer, and corduroy pants.

For the campaign, Holstein conscripted photographer Hanna Tveite, who also recently welcomed her first child. It features Holstein’s newborn son, “capturing the essence and heart of this collaboration,” in line with Khaite. — MILES SOCHA

A glance by Bonpoint x Khaite.

Hanna Tveite

CRYSTAL WINNERS: Baccarat announced the winners of its first scholarship program on Wednesday night, launched in partnership with the Recent York School of Interior Design. Six current students at the varsity were tasked with designs spaces that utilized Baccarat products, which were judged by interior professionals Courtney McLeod, Marshall Watson and Elizabeth Lawrence.

The winners were celebrated during a cocktail held at Baccarat’s Madison Avenue flagship, hosted by Adam Banfield, president and chief executive officer of Baccarat North America. NYSID president David Sprouls and Ellen Kravet, chairman of the varsity’s board, were also in attendance.

First prize winner, fourth-year NYSID student Bridget Lee, was awarded a $10,000 scholarship. The second and third place winners, Peter Ibarra and Jason Win, who’re each in the varsity’s MFA program, were gifted Baccarat gift cards.

“Baccarat, for years now, has had the pleasure of being the trophy purveyor of NYSID’s annual gala within the spring,” said Banfield in his opening awards ceremony remarks. “It’s our honor to present back to the scholars of NYSID in a very meaningful way, and to bring together this incredible group of designers, partners, and friends of the brand — into the House of Baccarat — and create a long-lasting legacy between our institutions.” — KRISTEN TAUER

First prize winner Bridget Lee.


First-prize winner Bridget Lee.

TRICK OR TREAT: Boo! Annabel’s, the private members’ club in Mayfair in London, has unveiled its annual Halloween facade ahead of the weekend festivities.

This 12 months’s facade takes cues from Venetian carnivals with a masked installation with lit up red eyes and a feathered decoration hung above the famous black doors on Berkeley Square.

The club has previously celebrated Halloween with facades titled “Invasion Planet Earth,” “Circus of Horrors” and a “Game of Thrones” iteration based on the George R. R. Martin books.

The Birley Clubs, which owns George and Mark’s Club in Mayfair, organized back-to-back parties during London Fashion Week.

At Mark’s Club, ES Magazine, the complement to the British newspaper Evening Standard, hosted its annual London Fashion Week party with guests including Lennon, Gene and Molly Moorish Gallagher; Mia Regan, and Harris Reed, with a DJ set by Honey Dijon.

A more intimate gathering took place on the Hound Bar at George, known for its mahogany bar and paneling, in addition to velvet sofas. 

Halloween at Annabel's

Courtesy of Annabel’s

The club reopened earlier this 12 months and has the most important outdoor terrace in Mayfair.

In September, Annabel’s celebrated its annual facade for World Amazon Day featuring plants, flowers and birds of the Amazon.

“The Annabel’s facade this 12 months draws attention to our beautiful rainforest being engulfed by flames to depict the fact of what the Amazon is facing, it serves as a stark message that it’s in great danger,” said Patricia Caring, co-executive chairwoman of The Birley Clubs and cofounder of The Caring Family Foundation, in an interview.

Thus far the inspiration has planted 1.75 million trees and is heading in the right direction to hit 2 million seedlings by March 2024. — H.M.

KNITTING TOGETHER: Sitting right down to collaborate, Sat Hari and Nick Fouquet had a ritual.

“We’d call in the sunshine and say just a little prayer,” revealed Sat Hari, the God’s True Cashmere cofounder and holistic healer.

“He goes, ‘I’ve never done that before,’” she went on, of Fouquet. “I said, ‘I just really need it to be super intentional, that every part that we do could be very inspired, that there’s loving in it, and that we do that with joy. So long as there’s joy and there’s love, I do know we’re gonna succeed.’ So every time he was really open to it and said his prayer and set his intention. And we’d sit there and just have a good time with it, drink tea and pick different colours and work out the best way to do it. And I just really enjoyed it. Then I’d take it to Brad and be like, ‘What do you think that?’ And he put in his input.”

Paola Russo, Sat Hari, Nick Fouquet

Paola Russo, Sat Hari and Nick Fouquet.

Doug Krantz/BFA.com

Brad Pitt, that’s, her partner in the style endeavor, which soft launched in 2019. Fusing their brand know-how in gender-neural cashmere work shirts and Fouquet’s craftsmanship in hat making and ready-to-wear, they’ve unveiled a five-piece capsule. Centered on a woven tartan patchwork cashmere, with the fabric coming from Italy, the road contains a button-down shirt and accessories. There are two hats, a bucket style and fedora made with cashmere, crystals and Fouquet’s signature matchstick detail. There’s also a blanket and talisman necklace. Every bit is one in every of a sort, bringing together a bohemian California sensibility, true to the birthplace of each brands.

“Every shirt is totally different,” Fouquet said. “So, it’s one in every of 150, they usually’re all labeled. For me, it was really essential to bring the distinctiveness with every garment.”

The designers, with Pitt MIA, threw a celebration at Just One Eye (where the capsule is obtainable exclusively now) to rejoice the launch, bringing out a laid-back fashion crowd and Hollywood set. Amongst them were Anthony Kiedis and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Amber Valletta, Michelle Monaghan, Malin Akerman, Olivia Wilde, Langley Fox Hemingway, Colton Underwood, Tasya van Ree, Derek Luh, Tracy Anderson, Monet Mazur, Louise Hazel Oly, Jeanne Yang and Warren Baker. Guests sipped on cocktails before being surprised with a dance performance. Wearing the highest from the capsule, two dancers from the L.A. Dance Project took the ground.

“I work so much with L.A. Dance Project,” Fouquet said. “I’m on the host committee. I believed it’d be great to do something more interactive.”

Priced between $290 to $2,790, on Nov. 8 the gathering will enter Bergdorf Goodman and choose international retailers — Selfridges within the U.K., Antonia in Italy, Apropos in Germany, Joyce in Hong Kong, Trois Pomme in Switzerland — in addition to online at nickfouquet.com and godstruecashmere.com. — RYMA CHIKHOUNE

CELEBRATING STEFANO: Ed McVey, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Amir El-Masry and Jourdan Dunn got here out to the Fendi store on Recent Bond Street in London on Wednesday night to rejoice Kim Jones’ next collaboration with Stefano Pilati.

Collaborations have turn into a component of Jones’ tenure at Fendi, where he signed on as artistic director of high fashion, ready-to-wear and fur collections for girls in September 2020.

In September 2021, he unveiled a full-scale brand swap with Versace followed by a group with Marc Jacobs for spring 2023 Fendi women’s collection last 12 months and a special Baguette handbag collaboration with Tiffany & Co.

On the London event, the room was full of actors wearing head-to-toe Fendi who remained mum as a part of the continuing SAG-AFTRA strikes as spicy chicken canapés were served and Champagne glasses were filled.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Digga D attends the launch of the FENDI Winter 2023-2024 collection curated with Stefano Pilati on October 25, 2023 in London, England.

Photo by Dave Benett

Digga D

Dave Bennet/Courtesy of Fendi

Author, director and producer Holly Stevens took the night off ahead of her upcoming play “Pimms & Piety” that runs from Nov. 8 to 12 at The Etcetera Theatre.

The play follows the events of Nicole Sacks’ life in school as a Jewish student whose life is turned the other way up after an evening out along with her Jewish friends. She begins to query her place at her college, where she’s on the point of being kicked out.

Stevens tackles what it means to be Jewish in today’s society and the perception of faith.

Other guests on the event included Bree Runway, Cora Corre, Detox, Digga D and Reece Clarke.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Reece Clarke attends the launch of the FENDI Winter 2023-2024 collection curated with Stefano Pilati on October 25, 2023 in London, England.

Photo by Dave Benett

Reece Clarke

Dave Bennet/Courtesy of Fendi

Pilati’s collection launched in Fendi boutiques and online Thursday, backed by in-store events in London; Dubai; Recent York; Tokyo; Seoul; Singapore; Chengdu, China; and Hong Kong.

WWD broke the news of the collaboration on Sept. 14.

“He’s a friend, an inspiration and a designer for contemporary times — at all times trying to the longer term, asking questions and proffering solutions,” said Jones in an interview.

Pilati added in the identical interview with WWD that he “desired to rejoice the Fendis — as I at all times rejoice women. I asked myself, ‘So what now? What’s my heritage?’ All of those women are beyond and it was logical for me and Silvia to speak about them, to speak about our shared heritage of ladies. I like Silvia and Delfina. I like the way in which they move, speak and discuss. You learn and also you respect.” — H.M.

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