Lorelei Marfil

The Bespoke Frieze London

October 21, 2013

From a new curator to a newly redesigned layout and more innovative programs, this year Frieze London has stepped up its curated presentation of collective art, offering a larger dedicated space, more thought-provoking programs, and fresh new talent.

Pilvi Takala’s Generous Allowances

October 16, 2013

Pilvi Takala investigates how social behavior effects society; for her Emdash Award project at Frieze this year, she established a committee of children to decide how to spend its proceeds (£7,000, after R&D costs) through a series of workshops, with the goal of engaging people to think about decision-making methods.

A New Lees at Frieze

October 15, 2013

Frieze London kicks off its upcoming season with a new curator at the helm, its first since 2009: Nicola Lees, whose expertise includes working with emerging and established artists as well as creating experimental and innovative programs.

Louboutin in London

May 14, 2012

Christian Louboutin is celebrating 20 years of red-soled success with his recently launched exhibition at the Design Museum in London, on through July 9. From boots and pumps to sneakers and stilettos, the exhibition features all the highlights of Louboutin’s storied career, as well as an insight into his creative process—from his initial sketches to the final production.

Eye to Eye: Alberta Ferretti and Cutler and Gross

March 27, 2012

London lensmakers Cutler and Gross and Italian ready-to-wear brand Alberta Ferretti, who collaborated on a line of eyeglasses unveiled on the runway at Milan Fashion Week, were made for each other.

Ladurée and Tsumori Chisato Are Sweet Together

February 14, 2012

To commemorate its 150th anniversary, the French house of sweets commissioned fun Japanese ready-to-wear designer Tsumori Chisato to create a special collection. “I love their macarons, like everybody, and it’s a beautiful French maison, with a great savoir-faire and a very poetic universe,” says Chisato.

Erickson Beamon Is Ready to Wear

February 13, 2012

For nearly 30 years, Erickson Beamon has hand-crafted jewelry. Now, the luxury brand is taking a fashionable step forward into ready-to-wear.

Miu Miu Blesses Fashion Weeks Everywhere

February 8, 2012

The rush of fashion weeks can be a lot to handle: all those invitations, flights, looks, even slideshows to click through. And yet in her infinite wisdom, Miuccia Prada has found a way make each successive fashion week new again. On the first week of each city’s fashion weeks—New York (today), London (Feb. 17), Milan (Feb. 22), and Paris (Feb. 28)—that city’s flagship Miu Miu boutique will exclusively make available a line of limited-edition bags.

Christian Louboutin Celebrates and Everyone’s Invited

February 7, 2012

Christian Louboutin celebrates two decades of stylish success with his 20th anniversary capsule collection. “In France, 20 years defines a generation,” says the designer. “This is a celebration of the first generation of this brand; an anniversary of its first young adventure.”

Dree Hemingway Learns to Whittle

February 2, 2012

Model Dree Hemingway had never designed before when French label Sandro asked her to collaborate on a capsule collection.  “It was and still is so new and exciting,” she tells Interview. “There’s the process of getting all the ideas and inspiration, and then having to translate that through into a collection, which can be a little overwhelming. After that having to find the color palettes, fabrics, shapes, etc.”

Franck Muller Makes Time for Roberto Cavalli

February 1, 2012

It’s about time for another stylish collaboration. Roberto Cavalli has teamed up with the luxury watch company Franck Muller on a collection (and not a moment too soon).

Kaiser on a Roll: Net-a-Porter x Lagerfeld Launches

January 25, 2012

Using innovative charm and a virtual window shop concept, NET-A-PORTER fashionably introduced the new KARL line by Karl Lagerfeld with a global launch reaching Berlin, London, New York, Paris and Sydney.

Alexander McQueen and H Huntsman Suit Each Other

January 20, 2012

Classic meets classically chic, as H Huntsman has teamed up with Alexander McQueen on a made-to-order collection. Alexander McQueen by Huntsman intermingles the traditional Saville Row style of Huntsman and the modern design of Alexander McQueen. Pieces from the collection were debuted at Alexander McQueen’s AW 11/12 showcase in Milan.

Christian Louboutin Sets the Crazy Horse on Fire

January 19, 2012

Celebrating 20 years of red-soled success, luxury footwear designer Christian Louboutin teams up with famous Parisian cabaret Crazy Horse as “guest creator” of the club. He’s always found inspiration from cabaret and the dancers.

Mary Katrantzou Goes Long for Longchamp

January 17, 2012

Bag champs Longchamp has collaborated with Mary Katrantzou, an emerging London-based designer for a range of printed tote bags. “Growing up, Longchamp to me was a brand with a great heritage, but a brand that was also accessible, something you could carry without feeling it was taking you over,” says Katrantzou.

Ryan Jordan is Gaga-Approved

December 5, 2011

When you get an email from Nicola Formichetti’s assistant asking to take on Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” you don’t refuse. “As an aspiring designer, you never expect to have pieces from your college thesis collection be worn by one of the biggest fashions icon of the generation,” says Jordan.

The Secret Weapon: Huishan Zhang

November 23, 2011

Trained in Dior’s haute couture atelier, championed by Delphine Arnault and a recipient of Deutsche Bank award, designer Huishan Zhang is making moves fast.