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We caught up with a bevy of British designers at the London Show Rooms closing cocktail event in LA last week. Standout shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood and Marios Schwab tell us their go-to style tips. Fenton Fallon designer Dana Lorenz and Erdem Moralioglu reveal the items every girl needs to have in her wardrobe. It's all in today's Fab Flash. On Allison: H&M jacket, necklace from CharmandChain.com
>> Heavy chains, neon hues, oversized spikes — these aren't your grandmother's pearls. Here, 15 tough-chic statement necklace that walk the line between prim and punk, guaranteed to add a little edge to even the most demure of outfits. Click through to shop them all — including tough-chic pieces from Lanvin, Fenton/Fallon, Assad Mounser, Lulu Frost, and more.
>> The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund judging committee — which this year includes Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez, Vogue's Mark Holgate, Jeffrey Kalinsky of Jeffrey and Nordstrom, CFDA executive director Steven Kolb, Reed Krakoff, Andrew Rosen, Diane von Furstenberg, Jenna Lyons, and Anna Wintour — have determined the 2011 finalists. They are:
AA, Antonio Azzuolo
Altuzarra, Joseph Altuzarra
Carlos Campos, Carlos Campos
Creatures of the Wind, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters
Cushnie Et Ochs, Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie
Finn Jewelry, Soraya Silchenstedt
Fenton/Fallon, Dana Lorenz
Ohne Titel, Alexa Adams and Flora Gill
Suno, Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty
Joseph Altuzarra and Pamela Love are repeat finalists from last year, and Ohne Titel was a finalist in 2009. The winner and two runners-up will be announced Nov. 14.
>> CFDA Pairs with Magazine That Isn't Vogue for First Time —Harper's Bazaar and the CFDA are joining (marking the first time the CFDA has paired with a magazine other than Vogue) for the Accessories Bazaar; the initiative showcases up-and-coming accessories designers in an exhibit which coincides with New York Fashion Week and will be located nearby Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. The Bazaar, which kicks off with a cocktail party Sept. 13 and will be open to Fashion Week attendees for the next two days, will feature the Spring 2011 collections of 18 jewelers, milliners, footwear, handbag and small leather goods designers, among them Alexis Bittar, Philip Crangi, Albertus Swanepoel, Alejandro Ingelmo, Fenton/Fallon's Dana Lorenz, Pamela Love and Dean Harris, in a gallery-like setting (rendering, above left).
Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Vintage necklaces (worn as belts)
Necklace: Fenton Fallon
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>> Fenton/Fallon's Dana Lorenz Doesn't Go to Parties to Advertise Herself —Monday night at the CFDA Awards, Fenton/Fallon's Dana Lorenz said of her ensemble: "I wouldn't call it a gown because it's too grungy to be a gown. I don't think it's necessary to be all Nicole Kidman about this." While other designers were campaigning for a win, Lorenz took a laidback attitude to being nominated: "It's like in golf — sorry, my dad's a golfer! —you're supposed to just keep your head down. I don't have a FameGame profile. I don't go to parties to advertise that way. I'm the type of person who would always rather be at home watching Daria, but I'm really enjoying this." [NY Observer]
Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, and Dana Lorenz of Fenton/Fallon took a moment to chat with FabTV about being nominated for the prestigious CFDA Swarovski Award. Watch our video to hear about their style secrets and biggest fashion moments — including what it was like dressing the First Lady of Fashion!
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>> J.Crew stocks a heritage brand here and there, but it's not often that an up-and-coming designer is asked to collaborate with the brand. Not so for Fenton/Fallon's Dana Lorenz, of whom J.Crew creative director Jenna Lyons is a major fan: “We met at a dinner party at Maria Cornejo’s house. We were sitting next to each other and talking, and she mentioned that she was a jewelry designer . . . I asked her what jewelry she designed and she said Fenton/Fallon. I was like, Jesus Christ — I had a stack of papers on my desk of pictures of her necklaces and I had been trying to find them. None of them had names on her website, so I just printed them all out and would call Bergdorf and say, ‘Do you have this?’ They were like, ‘I don’t know, lady, you have to come up.’"