Anna Sui and Frye join forces while Hermès pays homage to its history. This and more in our fashion news roundup.
Elena Drukker Relaunches Her Collection
Elena Drukker spent 20 years marketing and manufacturing gemstone jewelry in Moscow with her husband before launching her own line of fine gemstone jewelry, Drukker Designs, in Virginia four years ago. This summer she relaunched her unique Eastern European collection and relocated production from Russia to DC. Inspired by designs from the time of Fabergé, Drukker has personally created more than 2,500 pieces of jewelry, including the 875 silver rockcrystal earrings shown here ($416).
How Hermès is Paying Homage to Its History
Hermès pays homage to its equestrian heritage and its history of exquisite craftsmanship with the Filet d’Or jewelry collection. Available in rose and white gold, the line incorporates familiar design touches, such as the Attelage buckle clasp, the shaping of the metal with an abundance of diamonds, and the use of horsebit motifs, as in the Filet d’Or ring, pictured above ($23,000). CityCenterDC, 944 Palmer Alley NW, 202-789-4341
MM. LaFleur Delivers Your Favorite Outfit to Your Home
FROM LEFT: Miyako Nakamura, Sarah Miyazawa LaFleur, and Narie Foster of MM. LaFleur have transformed the Japanese bento box into a fashion delivery system.
For shoppers in search of fashion without the fuss, MM. LaFleur’s new Bento Box service allows busy professionals to order a complete ensemble and have it delivered to their home. Having grown up in Japan, founder Sarah LaFleur, along with cofounders Narie Foster and Miyako Nakamura, was inspired by the traditional Japanese bento box, with its neat arrangement of rice and meats, and translated its organizing principle to the realm of fashion. Shoppers visit the website, answer brief questions about their profession and the women they most admire (from Amelia Earhart to Beyoncé), and— voilà!—a curated selection of pieces, both wardrobe staples and accessories, arrives at their door within four to six business days.
Anna Sui and Frye Join Fashion Forces
Eclectic designer Anna Sui and legendary bootmaker Frye have joined forces to offer DC fashionistas nine different bag and shoe styles, just in time for the opening of Frye’s latest boutique in the capital. The collaboration combines Sui’s eccentricity and lively prints with Frye’s tried-and-true staples, bringing stylish functionality to fall in Washington. The offerings range from a fl ower-embroidered Teagan lace-up for those cooler days to three handbag styles, including a mini cross-body bag, providing a look that’s as American as the collaborative effort behind it. thefryecompany.com/anna-sui-x-frye