It was a homecoming for Harris Reed, the London-based and Los Angeles-raised designer, who celebrated the launch of his collaboration with jewelry brand Missoma on Wednesday night at the Houdini Estate in Laurel Canyon.
“I’ve always wanted to come here – we drove by everyday because my school was in Laurel Canyon,” said Reed, decked out in Dries Van Noten red sequins and layers upon layers of magic necklaces and rings, as a collection talisman.
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With terraced gardens, waterfalls and gazebos, spiral staircases, and plenty of Instagrammable spots paying homage to the legendary magician, including chains referencing his favorite trick, the estate is a dream party spot. It was a blast for guests, including Langley Fox Hemingway, Shanina Shaik, and Shaun Ross, to explore – even though it has a somewhat dubious history of Houdini ownership. (It can also be rented for weddings, and is even on Airbnb, no.)
It was also the perfect backdrop to showcase the goth-glam jewelry collection, featuring a celestial star and moon, snake, butterfly and pearl earrings, secret lockets and shaped labradorite cocktail rings. crystal ball, priced at $ 64 to $ 8,396.
Reed is a rising fashion star who counts Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, and Tommy Dorfman among fans of her fluid demi-couture. Her latest collection, which closed London Fashion Week, caused a sensation, created from recycled bridal wear from Oxfam.
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A glam rock vision himself with long, shiny locks, the designer got his start working for Alessandro Michele, even appearing in a 2019 Gucci fragrance campaign and walking the Gucci Resort 2019 catwalk, thanks to his mentor. Reed had another major moment at this year’s Met Gala, collaborating with Dolce & Gabbana on Iman’s fantastic feathered red carpet look.
“I just saw my psychic two hours ago,” Reed said, getting witty about how he got here. “It certainly sounds like a spell or at least an affirmation… I never imagined at 25 going to the Met Gala, having a party at a Houdini mansion, all that.”
“Although we had a big campaign in New York, we decided to have an event in LA – and I recently got married to a man from LA,” explained Missoma founder Marisa Hordern, dressed in a vintage David Koma crystal dress bought in the morning. from to Decades.
The collection, which includes costumes as well as exquisite jewelry, made sense to the two designers, who met at a dinner in London hosted by a mutual friend.
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“You were inspired not only by the fluidity of genres, but also by openness and acceptance. I love that these symbols are about transformation, the butterfly and the snake get rid of preconceptions, the arrows to propel themselves forward, ”Hordern said.
Founded in 2008, the British brand Missoma has carved out a place for itself in the semi-fine jewelry category, with sales 55% internationally and 28% in the United States. The brand delivers to 225 countries. “There is so much potential, and it’s about going from metro to metro. This is the message behind it, not just beautiful jewelry, ”Hordern said.
Only in LA for a few days, Reed took the time to visit his favorite jewelry haunt. “I hate to tell people this, but the Sherman Oaks Antique Mall is my favorite place in the world. I flew in one go for 24 hours just to get there. And a lot of the rings that I was loosely inspired by for this collection come from there. “
After the crowd settled into mezcal cocktails, Moses Sumney performed a set in the garden. He wore Harris Reed, even though the designer wasn’t.
“Each part is with a customer, in seven different countries. Moses wore my last look, ”Reed said. “So, I’m going to take advantage of the glory of another designer for tonight. “
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