ACTRESS ANYA: Anya Hindmarch will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.” The British comedy, due to be released in select theaters in the U.K. on July 1, in the U.S. on July 22 and in Australia on August 11.
“It’s a dream come true, and just lovely,” Hindmarch told WWD during a cocktail party at Number 10 Downing Street on Wednesday to launch the Creative Entrepreneurs Web site, which offers advice and resources aimed at helping creatives start their own businesses. The designer and entrepreneur is an ambassador for the Creative Entrepreneurs initiative.
Hindmarch said she took part in filming a few months ago — in the freezing cold — but declined to provide further details. As reported, one of her boxy bags from the fall 2015 collection, emblazoned with a “Men at Work” sign, will appear in the film.
Meanwhile, the British label Vin + Omi has made a range of outfits for the movie, including five looks and accessories. The multimedia artists and designers, who go only by the names Vin and Omi, have created jackets and bags featuring bold bubble designs with obscure hashtags such as #LMAO, #DOA and #jffimf.
They’ve also created a latex amphibian suit with appliqués done by hand. The label will show off-schedule on Feb. 22 during London Fashion Week.