At 25, Annabelle Dexter-Jones has been immersed in the fashion world for nearly a decade (as a schoolgirl-socialite, model/muse for sister Charlotte Ronson, star of Hogan and Vuitton ad campaigns, and after-party regular), but, until this summer, she had yet to try her hand at designing. That’s when she was introduced to the owners of French rocker-chic label Faith Connexion by her boyfriend and nightclub owner André Saraiva. Several months and many design meetings later, Dexter-Jones is debuting a capsule collection for the brand for fall, full of cropped fisherman’s sweaters, whimsical embroidered sweatshirts, schoolboy blazers, sunny skirts, lace blouses, and even a tuxedo. Admirers of Dexter-Jones’ playful personal style—Manhattan school girl meets girlfriend-of-a-sexy-Frenchman (Saraiva, originally a graffiti artist, helped design the cartoonish airplane print used to line several jackets and on silk scarves)—will find it well-represented in the line. In fact, we hear the response to the collection has been so positive that Faith Connexion is already planning a second season.
Photo: Faith Connexion
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