Quest September 2019

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P R O D U C E D , S T Y L E D , A N D W R I T T E N B Y B R O O K E K E L LY PHOTOGRAPHED BY JULIE SKARRATT BEAUTY BY ANGELO DAVID SALON HAIR BY C A SIE MORGAN AND RISAKO ITAMOCHI, FEATURING T3 MICRO MA K E U P BY S E I YA I I B U C H I , F E AT U R I N G M . A . C CO S M E T I CS

A FASHIONABLE FORCE We spent a day filled with fashion and fun at the Baccarat Hotel and The Skylark with Indré Rockefeller and Wes Gordon.

WITH HER EFFORTLESS poise and keen eye for style, it comes as no surprise that Indré Rockefeller was selected as Anna Wintour’s assistant at Vogue—a position that served as a foundation and springboard for her later accomplishments in the cutthroat world of fashion. After her gig in publishing and her time at Stanford Business School, Indré returned to New York and took on leadership roles at Moda Operandi and subsequently Delpozo. Both positions constantly had her on the road, which was where she discovered her current passion. In 2016, Indré founded luxury luggage line Paravel, where she currently serves as co-chief executive officer and creative director. “The travel goods market is large, fragmented, mostly masculine, and decidedly unsexy. The vast majority of people treat their luggage as a means to an end; yet, given how much time they spend on the road, most people are looking for something more,” Indré tells me. “At Paravel, we design travel bags that are durable enough to stand up to overhead bins yet beautiful enough to stand out on the streets without compromising design, quality, or price.” For this issue, we spent the day with Indré at the Baccarat Hotel and The Skylark rooftop bar, as she toted some of Paravel’s most coveted pieces as well as some of her favorite fall items from top fashion designers. To Indré, a brand’s success is determined by the way in which the designs make you feel, and those that generate joy—whether through use of color, innova112 QUEST

tive silhouettes, or a simple sense of playfulness—are the most powerful. So, it stands to reason that Carolina Herrera’s styles were among her top picks. As she posed in the brand’s looks, we were joined by her dear friend and creative director Wes Gordon, who has been modernizing Carolina Herrera with youthful colors and prints since taking on the position last year. Indré had long known that Wes was a designer to watch, capable of thoroughly rethinking the “ladies who lunch” look for the modern era with a blend of lightheartedness and elegance. Yet, their relationship today goes far beyond fashion—they’ve developed a lifelong friendship, which is apparent in the natural ease with which they share the camera together. “While Wes’ capabilities were immediately clear in his work, as I got to know him, I realized the power of his designs came from his own unassuming sense of humor and playful mischievousness that also formed the basis of our friendship,” says Indré. Sometimes with people as with fashion, it’s an effortless relationship, and in this case, Indré got two for one. Flip through these pages for some of these feel-good looks, and fall fashion inspiration from the experts themselves. u Opposite page: Indré Rockefeller at the Baccarat Hotel, wearing Oscar de la Renta’s long-sleeve striped knit turtleneck dress, Oscar de la Renta’s cognac rugby ankle booties, Paravel’s Crossbody Capsule bag in Derby Black, and Vhernier’s Calla Earrings in 18-kt rose gold and ebony.


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