Styleites and Wren devotees packed into TENOVERSIX boutique in LA last night for a bash to toast the clothing line’s spring collection with a viewing of a short film by Gia Coppola. The filmed officially debuted during spring fashion week in New York last year, but this event marked more of a “casual, fun get together for friends,” according to designer Melissa Coker.
In the midst of all the excitement, Lula‘s editor, Leith Clark, who was supposed to co-host the fete, missed her flight—but that didn’t stop the party from raging on. It was Clark, in fact, who introduced Coppola and Coker for the perfect partnership that was celebrated throughout the evening.
“Leith had worked with Gia in the past and when we were discussing who would be the perfect third girl gang member to our two, Gia was obviously the perfect fit,” Coker raved. “Her aesthetic matches ours; it’s feminine but subdued.”
Coppola showcased the collection, which Coker describes as “Americana reflected through the Japanese eye,” as well as jewelry from Wren x Fallon, in “What’s Up?” The short charts the journey of a 16-year-old, played by Bella Zarember, who staves off ennui from being stuck at home (this part was filmed in Gia’s childhood bedroom ) by sneaking out and frolicking in the streets of Hollywood Hills wearing socks. Along the way, she meets a hermit crab who offers her a smoke.
“It was really easy and fun and effortless,” Coppola said about filming. “I was remembering what it was like to be home and not being able to drive and just sitting in my room all day long.”
Coppola also touted the simplicity and comfort factor of Wren clothes, pointing to the pink printed pajama pants she chose to wear. She wasn’t alone in her love for the line, either. On her way out of the bustling store, actress Clémence Poésy stopped to tell us, “I love Melissa. I think she’s really wonderful.”