After all of the hoopla surrounding Chanel’s hula hoop bag that took Paris Fashion Week and the world by storm, our friends at Fashionista have discovered something even more amazing for us hoopers. Just in case there was any doubt left in your mind that hooping is highly fashionable, Chanel not only made the super large and small versions of the hula hoop bag for fashion week, there is also a Chanel hula hoop holder. Fashionista’s Executive Editor Leah Chernikoff found something pretty amazing while reviewing everything in the Chanel spring collection recently. She writes, “While the massive life-sized hula hoop bag stole the spring Chanel show there were some other hooping accessories that got overlooked. A mini-version of the bag will be produced and retail for $2400-3100. But when I previewed the Chanel spring collection I was surprised to find a quilted Chanel hula hoop holder had been created as well. No word on whether the holder is actually being produced (the ginormous hula hoop bag is not so we’re not holding our breath) – but we can’t imagine why not? Because who doesn’t need a Chanel hula hoop holder amirite?”
Earlier this year Marawa The Amazing was recommended to Opening Ceremony as a nice addition to the opening party for their new store in London. “I was lucky enough to meet two of the smartest, most stylish and hard working people on the planet, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, the masterminds not only behind OC, but the newly appointed creative directors of KENZO,” she told Hooping.org. The OC London party turned out to be so much fun that when they mentioned putting something together in Paris for Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, she simply attributed to it late night party talk that would never actually happen. That is, until the phone rang.
Vogue’s Fashion Night Out has long been an event where the big fashion houses try to out do one another with over the top stunts and KENZO decided to get ahead of the game this year by making headlines all over fashion blogs for their hoopla parties, held in both the London and Paris stores. Marawa explained, “I worked with their super friendly team and we put together a program of hoop performances, as well as competitions.” Marawa went off to Paris and Charlene Hoola Davies was put in charge of the hoopla in London. Marawa met up with Paris based hoopers including Anossens and Lila Chupa-Hoops of Hoopera, both well from their seasons on Hooping Idol. There they put together two routines to a great mash up of tracks and the highlight of the night when when Vogue turned up and filmed the entire show, streaming it live during their coverage of Vogue’s Fashion Night Out which set everyone in the fashion world talking about how hip hooping is right now.