WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE: Hussein Chalayan will unveil an installation and film exploring the overlap between clothing and art at London’s Lisson Gallery in September. The designer, who is no stranger to both worlds, is currently working on the project, which will draw inspiration from disciplines such as anthropology, music, design and art. “Hussein Chalayan is rightly celebrated not just for his fashion but as one of London’s leading innovators in visual culture,” said Greg Hilty, the gallery’s curatorial director. The exhibit will run from Sept. 8 through Oct. 2.
L&T’S NEW HOME: Lord & Taylor, which has dabbled in home goods over the years but hasn’t carried any since the early Nineties, is getting back in the business in a big way. Market sources say the 20,000-square-foot ninth floor at L&T’s Fifth Avenue flagship, currently closed to the public, will become the home store, fully stocked with Calvin Klein White Label and Lauren by Ralph Lauren home merchandise, from bedding and furniture to tabletop, bath product and gifts. The two brands form “the foundation of the floor,” said a source, but other labels could be added to the mix. “They hope to roll out home to other stores,” said the source. Lord & Taylor has been renovating its flagship, and recently relocated plus sizes from the ninth floor to the sixth with petites, while the seasonal swim and outerwear businesses moved from six to seven, which also houses kids.
GARRARD’S SILVERWARE: Aside from creating baubles, jeweler Stephen Webster, creative director of Garrard, is continuing in the 275-year-old jewelry house’s tradition of designing trophies, too. On Wednesday Webster presented a new trophy, The Royal Thames Cup, to the Royal Thames Yacht Club in London’s Knightsbridge. The cup, an ornate sterling silver claret jug mounted on an ebonized wood base, is the 12th cup Garrard has designed for the club — the jeweler’s relationship with the club began when it created the Cumberland Cup for the club in 1776. The Royal Thames Cup will be awarded to the winner of next week’s Round the Island Race at Britain’s Cowes Week Regatta. The race is between two America’s Cup contenders — Teamorigin, the British America’s Cup sailing team, and the Golden Gate Yacht Club of San Francisco’s team, BMW Oracle racing, which currently holds the America’s Cup. That cup is also a Garrard design, dating from 1851.
Webster said he originally found the cup he redesigned as the Royal Thames trophy in the house’s archives, and then set about restoring it to mint condition. “I spent days in Garrard’s silver vaults looking for something that would look magnificent,” said Webster. After the cup is presented to the winners of the race, it will eventually be displayed at the Royal Thames Yacht Club. The race is part of a series of friendly matches called the 1851 Cup Regatta, organized by the British team against contenders for the 2013 America’s Cup.