Shoe as subtle acknowledgment of one’s innate sense of style.
Top to Bottom: 1-4 /stills from 9 ½ weeks, VETEMENTS / Blazer, Isabel Marant Étoile / Denver Short Herringbone Coat, 3.1 Phillip Lim / Zip Shoulder Pullover, Stephan Schneider / Hirsuta Coat, Guidi / Lace-Up Platform Boot, The Row / Skye Top
Bed head, bulky sweaters, silk tops and slips, oversized jackets and enveloping trenches. 1980’s style, now timeless, as worn best in 9 ½ weeks by Basinger as Elizabeth.
Taking Notes from Debbie Harry.
Top to Bottom: Images 1, 2, 3, and 6 from Hachung Lee’s FW14 Lookbook / Image 4: Hachung Lee Hooded Tunic / Image 7: The Complete Hachung Lee Collection available at La Garçonne
Korea-based, Hachung Lee founded his namesake label in 2012 after graduating from the London College of Fashion. Though his studies were centered around menswear, Lee is interested in versatile, unisex dress for easy wear. His clean, subdued styles are not overly complicated in appearance and coax the focus towards exquisite fabrics and intricate construction. Often found are carefully developed, unique and subtle details within each garment. Keeping an intimate team, Lee has a hand in each step of the design process beginning with the 3D pattern making which he does himself. A thoughtful, understated brand with an androgynous aesthetic.
The best boots to take you into fall.
Top to Bottom: From the Isabel Marant Étoile Fall-Winter 2014 look book, Isabel Marant Étoile / Fell Moccasin, Found on Pinterest, From La Garçonne’s Run River, Found on Tumblr, From the Isabel Marant Étoile Fall-Winter 2014 look book
Those pieces of clothing that call for cool-air-camping and the subtle smokey scent that rests in threads.
Top to bottom: Sophie Bille Brahe / Trois Lune Earring, Sophie Bille Brahe / Emma Deux Ear Cuff, Sophie Bille Brahe / Elipse Earring, Sophie Bille Brahe / Lulu Perle Stud, Courtesy of Sophie Bille Brahe
New arrivals from Sophie Bille Brahe are now available online. Both delicate and distinct, each piece feels precious as though found on sandy shore or pulled from the sea in disbelief.
Read our Q&A with the designer below.
What made you want to work almost exclusively with pearls in a uniquely contemporary way when they’re so often seen as conservative or traditional adornments?
For me, it’s about working with materials of good quality, whether diamonds or pearls. The decision to work with pearls happened initially when I had my son. The way a grain of sand finds its way into a seashell and a beautiful little pearl starts growing inside was something that I found truly beautiful. Nonetheless, I realized pearls needed a little twist to become exciting again. I wanted to present pearls as clean as I possibly could. I placed them in a Cleopatra-like universe, which was my way of breaking the lady-like feel that pearls are often associated with.
There is a single piece in your Perles collection without any pearls - Etoile d’Afrique - what is the significance of this necklace for you?
The story behind the collection was based around Cleopatra’s universe, however, I was also influenced by style moments from the 1990’s - Marky Mark and TLC’s Waterfalls. The necklace has a hip-hop vibe to it, which was exactly what I wanted to add to that collection.
We love your look books. Where do you find inspiration for styling and mood?
I let what is beautiful be beautiful without over-doing it. Simplicity is key and the same goes for my jewelry.
Is there a particular person, within a particular place that you envision wearing your pieces?
I do not have a particular person whom I envision wearing my pieces. I’m just very delighted that there are actually people who want to wear my jewelry. Something I cherish very much is when the person wearing one of my pieces understands and can identify with the story behind it.
Can you tell us a little more about the subtle sea and sky motifs in your collections?
The reason why I have worked so much with the sky and stars is that my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, the founder of modern astrology and observer of one of the stars in Cassiopeia. So, my background is a driving force behind my jewelry. My background and the simple fact that I’m a bit of a dreamer. I see things that inspire me and start to dream. The subtle sea theme came to life because I dreamt of the dolphins that swim in David Bowie’s Heroes and Picasso’s erotic painting Le Rêve.
With the opening of our first brick-and-mortar store, we’ve been fixated on housewares and home furnishings. How do you outfit your living and work spaces? How do they differ?
I have a great love for special objects. Things that have been passed down from my ancestors have great value to me. They tell my story and remind me where I come from. Also, Møller Van Severen has created a beautiful lounger that I love.
Do you have any other creative outlets?
Currently I dedicate all my time to my jewelry. I try to do everything I can to make my jewelry the best it can be.
What would you do, see or learn if you had more time?
Had I not been a goldsmith, I would have been a gardener. And if I could be something just for one day, I would be an opera singer.
- La Garçonne
Taking notes from Patti Smith.
Top to Bottom: All images by Morgan Howland for La Garçonne
Behind the scenes at Organic by John Patrick’s celestial Fall-Winter 2014 show.