Where did you get your inspiration for The F/W 2015 Lady Luck Collection?
The collection found its beginnings in the Big Band era, in the time when going out was a magical experience and glamour was the order of the day. I looked to the supper clubs of 1950’s New York, to The Stork Club and El Morocco as well as to the Sands Casino in Las Vegas, and to the wonderful crowd that used to head to them of an evening – think Diana Vreeland, Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack et al. There is something so vintage and retro about that time, and yet it’s still really the ultimate touchstone for glamour in all of our lives.
Who are we meeting for the first time this season?
Our Lady Luck minaudière is making an entrance for the first time. She comes in a wonderful vintage color palette with details inspired by old Hollywood era billboards and is designed to sprinkle a little stardust on any outfit she’s paired with. We have also given our Morley a makeover in jewel toned vintage brocades and lace. Some also feature embellishments inspired by the wonderfully opulent work of the jeweler Falco Verdura. It’s an unapologetically glamorous collection, and it really sets the tone for an evening.
Who do you imagine carrying this collection?
Back then, it would have been the social swans and the starlets! Lauren Bacall, Diana Vreeland, women dressed up for a wonderful night on the town and looking for a little bit of pizazz to finish off their outfits. Today, I imagine them for women who love the good life, and are keen to up the ante on the glamour front a little.
Do you have a personal favorite?
I’m really looking forward to taking our Taylor out on the town with me. I never met an animal print I didn’t like and I can just imagine her paired with my Le Smoking for an evening to remember.