SCHIFFER’S ABSTRACT ART: In New York for a 72-hour spin, Claudia Schiffer was doing double duty, debuting her first capsule collection for TSE as well as a screening for her filmmaker husband Matthew Vaughn’s flick “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
Far from his plus-one, Schiffer advised about the feature’s wardrobe, set design and hair and makeup, as she has with his other films.
This time around Vaughn has collaborated with Mr Porter so that movie fans can buy the Savile Row-made suits and customized Bremont watches the cast sports.
She is hoping for a similar response to Claudia Schiffer for TSE, which will also be shown next month in Paris at La Galerie Particulière.
During a walk-through Monday with TSE creative director Tina Lutz, the supermodel enthused about the cashmere fishermen’s sweaters, boyfriend cardigans and capes.
With three children between the ages of four and 12 enrolled in school near her Suffolk county home, the supermodel commutes in and out of London as needed for work, but she has found “you can be very creative and get inspired away from the hectic London lifestyle.”
Aside from their appreciation for fine cashmere and a shared German heritage, Lutz, too, has a pastoral primary address — in her case, in Rhode Island where her own son and husband live year-round.
“So the collection is for working moms who don’t want to think about it, but want to look quite chic and effortless.
It’s more of that jeans’ elegance of I’ve-got-to-do-a-school-run-as-well. You want to look chic but everything has to go quite fast because there’s a lot going on.
You may be going to work afterwards,” Schiffer said.
Schiffer said she will soon start working on her second collaboration with TSE, an alliance that she hopes will be extended.