This week Edie Campbell – pronounced as Model of the Year for 2013 at the British Fashion Awards – was confirmed as Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s latest face.
Set to front a fragrance campaign for the label in September, the British model previously won the attentions of Saint Laurent Creative Director Hedi Slimane back in 2012, when she was photographed for the house’s SS13 campaign.
Shonning her long locks since then for a darker shaggy do (already witnessed on the Saint Laurent catwalk), the model today embodies “all the contemporary codes of the Yves Saint Laurent Beauté woman,” according to the brand’s International General Manager, Stephen Bezy.
Over in New York, the American branch of Frieze Art Fair opens today until 12th May. To celebrate, Phoebe English has collaborated with Dover Street Market, providing a unique hand knitted, macramé sphere for the shop’s Frieze Space.
The label’s second installation with the famous shop, the sphere measures 1x1 metre and takes its inspiration directly from the SS14 Phoebe English collection, hence the shared fabric, colour and construction methods.
Aware of the anomaly created by such a piece in a retail environment, the sphere’s aim is to create a sense of wonder and intrigue.
Lastly, a new pop-up shopping experience was launched last night, welcomed with a party sponsored by Malibu Rum.
Open across the weekend (until 11pm tonight and 12am tomorrow), Future Factory is part exhibition part shop, selling the work of designers such as Pam Hogg, A. Sauvage, Katie Eary and many others across the fashion, art, jewellery and homeware worlds.
It’s founders are Hannah Warner, Liz Mendez, Willa Keswick and Sarah Owen, who between them have extensive experience within the relative industries, from
Future Factory can be found at 37 Coate Street, London E2 9AG.