Zadig & Voltaire have collaborated with New York jewellery designer Pamela Love to create a six-piece collection, titled Wild Heart, that fuses the mysticism and spirit of the brand with Love’s own inspirations. Love started her own brand in her Brooklyn apartment, originally only wearing the designs herself, but her work as a stylist and art director led to her setting up the label in 2006.
Love consistenly channels the American Southwest and Native American symbols in her designs. For this collaboration she created pieces that explore the balance between good and evil. “I really like the imagery of the brand,” Love says, “these black contrasts, this rock-and-roll feeling mixed with feminine attributes. These elements add up to a strong identity which has a beautiful sensitivity that is completely in line with my perspective.” The collection itself utilises materials such as gold, copper and oxidized silver in snake rings, fang necklaces, earrings and bangles.
Pamela Love for Zadig & Voltaire launches online and in store on April 3.
Overly cool brand Opening Ceremony has garnered a cult status through its locations in cities like New York and Tokyo. Luckily for us, London is finally getting a piece of the action, thanks to the launch of label’s first UK shop yesterday. Set in Covent Garden, the 3,000-square-foot pop up store has been opened to coincide with the Olympic Games starting later this month and the company’s ten-year anniversary in September.
The brand has already collaborated with the likes of Chloë Sevigny and Rodarte, but to mark the London O.C. takeover, designers including adidas, Norma Kamali, Topshop, Band of Outsiders, Charles Anastase, Christopher Shannon, House of Holland, Pamela Love and Proenza Schouler have created exclusive capsule collections for the store.
Combined with a selection of rare books curated by the Claire de Rouen team and set in a neon-coloured, geometric shape-decorated landscape courtesy of Studio Toogood, it’s safe to say we have found ourselves a new retail paradise. Let the shopping games begin.
Right now there’s one opening ceremony that we’re excited about. Yep, innovative retailers and purveyors of global cool Humberto Leon and Carol Lim of Opening Ceremony are opening a pop-up shop in London’s Covent Garden, days before the Olympics are due to begin.
While it’s a more than apt moment to launch the brand into the UK, we’re simply happy to have the store on this side of the pond. Having already produced collections lusted after by fashionistas the world over, the store is set to boast wares by Proenza Schouler, Chloe Sevigny and Pamela Love, as well of course as Kenzo, whom Opening Ceremony recently took over design duties for. For those keeping it strictly sporty during that month, they’ll also be Adidas X Opening Ceremony.
Hot on the heels of the pop-up store will come a permanent space opening in Autumn, but right now, the buzz building up for July just got louder.