HAAS OF VERSACE: Fraternal twins and L.A.-based furniture design phenomena Simon and Nikolai Haas hosted a cocktail party to celebrate their capsule collection of design and fashion items for Versace at the label’s SoHo store in Manhattan Thursday night. The store was merchandised with items from the collection, including iPhone cases, belts with honeycomb patterns, unisex T-shirts and platform ankle boots.
Aside from a few custom pieces they made for Lady Gaga, this was the brothers’ first foray into fashion design. Simon was “all about the leopard prints,” while Nikolai was “super into tank tops” and high heels. “I’ve always wanted to do women’s shoes,” he said, gesturing toward the vertiginous platforms he and his brother designed. “This is a dream come true.”
This story first appeared in the October 28, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.