Lucky for us, J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons and Fenton/Fallon designer Dana Lorenz became fast friends after meeting during a dinner party and quickly had the idea of a jewelry collaboration. The seven-piece lineup, called Fenton/Fallon for J.Crew, is made up of Lorenz's signature chunky metals and ranges in price from $95-$295. "I didn't water my design down at all," the jewelry designer recently told Harper's Bazaar. "I included all of my iconic Fenton/Fallon things, like the pyramid studs, spikes, and jumbled chains." Having bought the bracelet above in J.Crew's Soho store yesterday, we can attest to that.
>> At the CFDA meeting earlier today, the board voted overwhelmingly to re-elect Diane von Furstenberg for a third, two-year term as president of the organization. Von Furstenberg, whose term would have originally come to an end after this year, will now serve until Dec. 31, 2012: “[The board] unanimously asked me to stay another two years and I said yes. I am happy that they love me and I love them. There is so much more to do and we’re doing it.”
And this evening, von Furstenberg held a cocktail gathering for the 2010 CFDA Award nominations announcements at her studio. She noted that the awards ceremony on June 7 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall will host a special tribute for Alexander McQueen, and the Popular Vote category, which is open to public voting and which Ralph Lauren won last year, will be back again this year, with voting starting April 1.
Jewelry designer Dana Lorenz decided to start Fallon as a result of the success she had with her main line, Fenton. You know, the one Stephanie Seymour teamed up with. What I particularly fancy about this youthful line is that it has rough designs for hardcore chicks (spikes, chains, studs) and colorful jeweled pieces for those who seek pretty. Barneys currently carries its Spring line, priced from $165 to $285. My feminine and tough sides are both smitten.
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>> Fall 2009 is jewelry's time to shine, judging by all of the collaborations debuting during Fashion Week. Besides Alexander Wang working with Paris Kain of AbraxasRex on "industrial," "animalistic" pieces, Bensoni commissioned Bing Bang's Anna Sheffield to do candy heart necklaces with pyramid pendants, Jason Wu enlisted Philip Crangi to add a "tough element" to his collection, Gilles Mendel and Subversive's Justin Giunta teamed up for chains and jewels to will appear on and worked into the J.Mendel collection, Eddie Borgo channeled his triangle obsession for Jen Kao, producing a sharp set of baubles — and he also working with Joseph Altuzarra. Not to mention a variety of other partners in jeweldom: Hervé Van der Straeten and Ruffian, Thakoon and Fenton's Dana Lorenz, DanniJo and Trovata, Roxanne Assouline and Brian Reyes . . .
Needless to say, the bijoux will be aplenty this season — especially because those partnerships are a good way to for jewelry designers get pieces out there without spending money — "You'll see a lot of collaborations going on with designers — like Irene Neuwirth is doing jewelry for Richard Chai — so you can see the talent at the same time," says CFDA executive director Steven Kolb.
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