Stunning new editorial work in the September issue of FD Luxe, featuring clothes and accessories from Elements. Styling by Stephanie Quadri and Brittany Winter, Hair by Shane Monden, Makeup by Ashley Robinson, Photography by Stephen Visneau.
Come on in and shop the Pamela Love AW13 Illuminas Collection at Elements! One of the many things we love so much about P.Love is all of the different customizable metals and stones. Nearly all of the classics collection are available in gold, rose gold, sterling silver or brass and with or without diamonds, champagne diamonds, black diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, lapis, malachite, turquoise or amethyst. Call your sales associate for details at 214.987.0837 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to shopping with you! Enjoy your jewels!! XO
Emma Cook merges attention to detail and respect for fine craftsmanship
with a lightness of touch and playful spirit. She is particularly renowned for
innovative prints often inspired by fantasy art and surrealism, though always
with a sense of humour.
Upon graduating from the prestigious Central Saint Martins MA course with
a distinction, Emma was swiftly employed for a period with Donna Karan in
New York and then Martine Sitbon in Paris before establishing her own label
in 2001, having received the Vidal Sasoon Award for new talent. Other awards
followed including the ‘New Designer of the Year’ at the Micheal Awards,
New York and ‘New Generation’ sponsorship from the BFC. Emma Cook
continued to show for 17 seasons on schedule in London before choosing
to move away from the catwalk to focus on developing her brand.
In conjunction with designing her own label, Emma Cook has collaborated
with brands such as Topshop, Fred Perry and Harvey Nichols as well as
teaching roles at both Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art.
With over 70 stockists worldwide including: Net-a-porter.com, Harvey Nichols,
Selfridges and Opening Ceremony, the collections continue
to go from strength to strength. The brands high profile clients include Beyonce, Lana
del Ray, Florence Welch, Katy Perry, Chloe sevingey, Hillary Duff, Rihanna,
Courtney Love and Claudier Scheifer.
Cooks inventive, delicate and witty approach has established her as one of the
most directional and unique designers on the London fashion circuit.
Emma Cook, on her own designs:
” I have always had a love of print and used it quite a lot in previous collections. In the past we also experimented with lots of different textile embellishments and surface patterns such as hand painting and applique. Recently we focused these ideas more into print, as it’s a much more affordable option and has so much scope. I really want my things to be affordable, so girls can wear them rather than just being in magazines.
The prints are really the most important part of the design so that always has to come first. Shapes are often quite simple, as fancy pattern cutting mixed with the print looks a bit uncool. The pattern is then made before we place the prints specifically for each garment, making sure that the print sits on the body exactly where it should. For example, [ensuring that] flowers make up a neckline, or a horse peers over your shoulder in just the right place
They are all things that often re-occur in our collections. I think that you have a love of certain things that you can’t get away from. It always starts with us all talking in the studio about what we would love to have. “Imagine having a dress with a giant horse on the front!” Then someone else saying, “Yes, and what if it had really cool braids all down one shoulder!”
I love the idea of making something really unique that you really cannot find anywhere else. If you pick it up in the shop, it’s now or never! At the same time it has to be really easy to wear!!”
Jane & Judy Aldridge will be hosting an Anine Bing trunk show at Elements Thursday, December 13th and you’re invited!
Jane will DJ and we will be serving sips and bites from 5-7. If you’re not familiar with Anine Bing and her collection of effortlessly cool jeans, t-shirts, leather jackets and studded ankle boots, read the bio below:
Bing was born in Denmark on 30 November 1982. At age 7, Bing started to take violin lessons, but eventually turned to singing. She honed her singing skills with the prestigious Royal Danish Academy of Music choir. At age 10, her family emigrated from Copenhagen (they had lived in the suburb Brønshøj) to Sweden because of her father’s career. Despite spending most of her life in Sweden, she declares her nationality as Danish.
Bing has been in the fashion industry since the age of 15. Besides music and modeling, Bing has done several design collaborations with different brands. Eventually Anine began dreaming about making her own clothing line, a dream which finally became true. In the summer of 2012 her self-titled clothing line was launched and it became an instant success.Bing says: “I want to create clothes that are easy to wear. The pieces should work just as good for everyday use as for a night out. To me the quality together with the fit are the two most important factors in a good piece of clothing, so naturally that’s what I focus on in the design”“I am a mom, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to dress well. My aim is that regardless if you are a mom, a model, a lawyer or a teacher you should be able to find cool and suitable pieces from my label”.The clothes are made of the finest materials, all according to Anine’s rock-bohemian style. Anine gets her inspiration from music, L.A. flea markets, bloggers and from life at large.
Anine also has a blog http://blogg.mama.nu/aninebing/page/2/
Specialising in exquisite tweed coats, Cyprus-born Katherine Hooker is one of London’s most sought-after designers.
But her inspiration came completely out of the blue.
She stumbled across a coat in a Jerusalem junk store when she was 18, which immediately sparked her interest.
“It was black silk and made for a 14-year-old Hasidic boy. It was high cut under the armpits and looked amazing on. I wore it to death,” she said.
The coat eventually wore out, but her interest carried on and she tried her hand at designing, creating several patterns.
Katherine took these patterns to a clothes manufacturer who agreed to produce them and the rest is history.
She now counts celebrities such as Jerry Hall and Sarah Brown as her most famous enthusiasts.
However, it is the future queen Kate Middleton who has significantly raised the designer’s profile.
Katherine’s structured outerwear has been a staple of Kate’s wardrobe since they met in 2005.