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Lacoste Fall & Winter 2020-2021
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Lacoste Fall & Winter 2020-2021

Fashion Week Held at the Tennis Club de Paris, the Lacoste Autumn Winter 2020 runway show is the third act in creative director Louise Trotter’s intimate dialogue with the bold spirit of René Lacoste. A powerhouse on and off the tennis court, René’s unrelenting thirst for excellence, his dedication and verve was matched by none other than his wife Simone Thion de la Chaume – herself a champion golfer. Together, they reflected the very definition of a sporting power couple. Today Louise Trotter celebrates the harmonies in their contrasts, and the beautiful ricochet of references between her sport and his. By applying modern technology to the sartorial aplomb of a century ago, a fresh sense of sportif style rises to the fore. Future classics are imbued with the timeless élan of Lacoste’s French heritage.    Designed for elegance and performance - at leisure or play - the collection exudes a consummate and athletic ease. Lacoste green and navy are joined by clay court browns, spearmint, sky blue, candy pink, orange, lemon and tan, in a lively palette that recalls our collective memories of weekend tournaments, friendly matches, and the off-duty uniforms of the sporting elite. Comfort and ease is the luxury of today: bringing the focus closer to the body, sports blazers and trousers are tailored in technical jersey and shell knits and brushed pullovers play with the structures and scale of Prince de Galles, houndstooth and Vichy checks. Pulled from the lexicon of French pop culture, the Lacoste crocodile peeks out from jacket linings and a pastel all-over print, as tennis skirts in Japanese jersey are worn with racket and club print silk blouses, and boxy polo styles feature chunky knit collars, contrast plackets and leather trims.    Protective outerwear is revisited - the trench, duffel, car coat and hooded vareuse anorak are finished in sleek pairings of bonded jersey neoprene, soft alpaca or checked double face piped with leather, thermal topstitching, or archive ‘framis’ taping. Straight from the 1980s, the original T-Clip sneaker is updated in contrast pastel shades, whilst brogued golf lanyards and caddy bags are a tongue-in-cheek nod to Simone Lacoste’s lifelong talent.    Designed by René Lacoste, the original L1212 polo is elevated in a double-knit mercerized cotton. Premiering at the Autumn Winter 2020 fashion show, it is featured in a fly poster campaign at the Tennis Club de Paris worn by the season’s runway cast and photographed by Quentin De Briey. Held at the Tennis Club de Paris, the Lacoste Autumn Winter 2020 runway show is the third act in creative director Louise Trotter’s intimate dialogue with the bold spirit of René Lacoste. A powerhouse on and off the tennis court, René’s unrelenting thirst for excellence, his dedication and verve was matched by none other than his wife Simone Thion de la Chaume – herself a champion golfer. Together, they reflected the very definition of a sporting power couple. Today Louise Trotter celebrates the harmonies in their contrasts, and the beautiful ricochet of references between her sport and his. By applying modern technology to the sartorial aplomb of a century ago, a fresh sense of sportif style rises to the fore. Future classics are imbued with the timeless élan of Lacoste’s French heritage.    Designed for elegance and performance - at leisure or play - the collection exudes a consummate and athletic ease. Lacoste green and navy are joined by clay court browns, spearmint, sky blue, candy pink, orange, lemon and tan, in a lively palette that recalls our collective memories of weekend tournaments, friendly matches, and the off-duty uniforms of the sporting elite. Comfort and ease is the luxury of today: bringing the focus closer to the body, sports blazers and trousers are tailored in technical jersey and shell knits and brushed pullovers play with the structures and scale of Prince de Galles, houndstooth and Vichy checks. Pulled from the lexicon of French pop culture, the Lacoste crocodile peeks out from jacket linings and a pastel all-over print, as tennis skirts in Japanese jersey are worn with racket and club print silk blouses, and boxy polo styles feature chunky knit collars, contrast plackets and leather trims.    Protective outerwear is revisited - the trench, duffel, car coat and hooded vareuse anorak are finished in sleek pairings of bonded jersey neoprene, soft alpaca or checked double face piped with leather, thermal topstitching, or archive ‘framis’ taping. Straight from the 1980s, the original T-Clip sneaker is updated in contrast pastel shades, whilst brogued golf lanyards and caddy bags are a tongue-in-cheek nod to Simone Lacoste’s lifelong talent.    Designed by René Lacoste, the original L1212 polo is elevated in a double-knit mercerized cotton. Premiering at the Autumn Winter 2020 fashion show, it is featured in a fly poster campaign at the Tennis Club de Paris worn by the season’s runway cast and photographed by Quentin De Briey.

Louis Vuitton Fall & Winter 2020-2021
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Louis Vuitton Fall & Winter 2020-2021

Fashion Week Collisions of time. What if all of the innumerable eras that nourish fashion could come together in the here and now? And what if, in the present moment, we could confront history with contemporary freedoms, staged for the pure pleasure of fashion? A clash of styles, unexpected pairings, subverted functions... Dressing without protocol. Going from old to new and from unprecedented to patrimonial. Anachronism becomes an attitude. Testing one’s agility with respect to a wardrobe. This collection is like a sartorial tune-up in which personality takes precedence: everyone can pen their own history. The 200 characters in the historic grandstand are the work of Milena Canonero, Stanley Kubrick’s Designer of Costumes, who worked on “A Clockwork Orange”, “Barry Lyndon” and “The Shining”. Some 200 characters range from the 15th century to 1950. The music was composed by Woodkid and Bryce Dessner. The piece’s title, “Three Hundred and Twenty”, refers to the number of years between the various movements referenced in a baroque composition injected with minimalistic, repetitive musical verses. It resurrects Nicolas de Grigny, a contemporary of Bach who never won the recognition of his peers, and never played at the Louvre. In fitting with this clashing of times, today – centuries later – we are listening to Nicolas de Grigny at the Louvre. Collisions of time. What if all of the innumerable eras that nourish fashion could come together in the here and now? And what if, in the present moment, we could confront history with contemporary freedoms, staged for the pure pleasure of fashion? A clash of styles, unexpected pairings, subverted functions... Dressing without protocol. Going from old to new and from unprecedented to patrimonial. Anachronism becomes an attitude. Testing one’s agility with respect to a wardrobe. This collection is like a sartorial tune-up in which personality takes precedence: everyone can pen their own history. The 200 characters in the historic grandstand are the work of Milena Canonero, Stanley Kubrick’s Designer of Costumes, who worked on “A Clockwork Orange”, “Barry Lyndon” and “The Shining”. Some 200 characters range from the 15th century to 1950. The music was composed by Woodkid and Bryce Dessner. The piece’s title, “Three Hundred and Twenty”, refers to the number of years between the various movements referenced in a baroque composition injected with minimalistic, repetitive musical verses. It resurrects Nicolas de Grigny, a contemporary of Bach who never won the recognition of his peers, and never played at the Louvre. In fitting with this clashing of times, today – centuries later – we are listening to Nicolas de Grigny at the Louvre.

1017 Alyx 9SM and Bang & Olufsen's collaboration
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1017 Alyx 9SM and Bang & Olufsen's collaboration

Lifestyle   1017 ALYX 9SM and Bang & Olufsen are collaborating on a pair of limited-edition BEOPLAY E8 MOTION 1017 ALYX 9SM EDITION BLACK wireless earbuds and leather charging case.    The collaboration has launched  during the 1017 ALYX 9SM Paris Pop up on January 16th and featured in the Autumn/Winter 2020 show that took place during Men’s Paris Fashion week this January. 1017 ALYX 9SM’s focus on the concepts of modern craftsmanship and innovation forms a unique perspective on modern fashion. With craftmanship and innovation at its core, the collaboration beautifully bridges fashion and technology.   The BEOPLAY E8 MOTION 1017 ALYX 9SM EDITION BLACK is an exclusive edition with ALYX and B&O monogram logos printed on the earbuds, logo embossed on the leather charging case and engraving on the aluminum inside   The earbuds are finely tuned by Bang & Olufsen sound engineers for a dynamic and authentic listening experience. With the Bang & Olufsen App you can adjust the sound profile of the earbuds to match your current activity. Different sizes of ear fins and tips let you customize the earphones to find a comfortable and secure fit. Touch controls give you access to essential features on your smartphone, and Transparency Mode allows you to tune into your surroundings.    The BEOPLAY E8 MOTION 1017 ALYX 9SM EDITION BLACK ( 400 EUR) will be available at the 1017 ALYX 9SM Paris Pop Up, alyxstudio.com, highsnobiety.com, bang-olufsen.com and select Bang & Olufsen accounts in Denmark, Italy, France, UK, Germany, Netherlands, US, Canada and Japan.     The collaboration also includes a leather mini bag for the E8 motion earbuds which features a double strap and the iconic 1017 ALYX 9SM buckle ( 400 USD). This is available exclusively at the 1017 ALYX 9SM Paris Pop Up, and select Bang & Olufsen accounts.    Follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitterand YouTube and @alyxstudio on Instagram using #BangOlufsen1017ALYX9SM   1017 ALYX 9SM and Bang & Olufsen are collaborating on a pair of limited-edition BEOPLAY E8 MOTION 1017 ALYX 9SM EDITION BLACK wireless earbuds and leather charging case.    The collaboration has launched  during the 1017 ALYX 9SM Paris Pop up on January 16th and featured in the Autumn/Winter 2020 show that took place during Men’s Paris Fashion week this January. 1017 ALYX 9SM’s focus on the concepts of modern craftsmanship and innovation forms a unique perspective on modern fashion. With craftmanship and innovation at its core, the collaboration beautifully bridges fashion and technology.   The BEOPLAY E8 MOTION 1017 ALYX 9SM EDITION BLACK is an exclusive edition with ALYX and B&O monogram logos printed on the earbuds, logo embossed on the leather charging case and engraving on the aluminum inside   The earbuds are finely tuned by Bang & Olufsen sound engineers for a dynamic and authentic listening experience. With the Bang & Olufsen App you can adjust the sound profile of the earbuds to match your current activity. Different sizes of ear fins and tips let you customize the earphones to find a comfortable and secure fit. Touch controls give you access to essential features on your smartphone, and Transparency Mode allows you to tune into your surroundings.    The BEOPLAY E8 MOTION 1017 ALYX 9SM EDITION BLACK ( 400 EUR) will be available at the 1017 ALYX 9SM Paris Pop Up, alyxstudio.com, highsnobiety.com, bang-olufsen.com and select Bang & Olufsen accounts in Denmark, Italy, France, UK, Germany, Netherlands, US, Canada and Japan.     The collaboration also includes a leather mini bag for the E8 motion earbuds which features a double strap and the iconic 1017 ALYX 9SM buckle ( 400 USD). This is available exclusively at the 1017 ALYX 9SM Paris Pop Up, and select Bang & Olufsen accounts.    Follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitterand YouTube and @alyxstudio on Instagram using #BangOlufsen1017ALYX9SM

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AGL releases Pop-Slide
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AGL releases Pop-Slide

Accessories It’s the details that make all the difference. The Giusti sisters know this very well and are always looking for that perfect finishing touch to make every AGL creation unique. Color blocks and micro bands of patent leather lend liveliness to the simple slipper. The colors are the colors of summer: white and turquoise like the most crystalline sea; vitamin colors like yellow and orange; fuchsia like the most beautiful shades of a summer sunrise. Polyhedral and super light, thanks to the natural rubber bottom and the insole in calfskin matching the straps, made with extreme care by the skilled artisan hands of the AGL laboratories. more on agl.com It’s the details that make all the difference. The Giusti sisters know this very well and are always looking for that perfect finishing touch to make every AGL creation unique. Color blocks and micro bands of patent leather lend liveliness to the simple slipper. The colors are the colors of summer: white and turquoise like the most crystalline sea; vitamin colors like yellow and orange; fuchsia like the most beautiful shades of a summer sunrise. Polyhedral and super light, thanks to the natural rubber bottom and the insole in calfskin matching the straps, made with extreme care by the skilled artisan hands of the AGL laboratories. more on agl.com

Givenchy Fall & Winter 2020 women's ready to wear collection
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Givenchy Fall & Winter 2020 women's ready to wear collection

Fashion Week “My work is my body, my body is my work” – Helena Almeida The body language of powerful women intimates mysterious expressions of sensuality. It provokes a chain reaction and stirs a symphony of characters. Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the Givenchy collection for Autumn Winter 2020 carries a silver screen allure: harking back to the imperfect beauty of an elusive arthouse heroine. From the actress’ sultry gaze to the bodily gestures of human sculpture, lines are drawn between the gritty heyday of French cinema and musings on performance art. The collection punctuates Givenchy’s sartorial canon with a distinctly graphic story in a Mod palette blocked out in black, white and cherry red, tobacco, carnelian and cobalt. Raw cut and collaged fabrics liberate masterful volumes with an untamed elegance, as shirred blouses and knife-pleated shifts are bonded with mulberry silk crêpe, and pagoda shoulder cape and coat styles are cut in fine double-faced Melton. Tailoring is languid: high-waist flares piped with contrast tones, peak lapel blazers, and a reversible duster coat lined in smooth leather. Sculpted knits and plush faux furs hug the body in shadowy folds. Riffing on the apostrophe, the stripe and the square, patterns and embroideries adorn mid-century shapes in cascading pleats and embroideries, from liquid silver sequins to showers of plumage, tinsel, tassels and bugle beading. The Autumn Winter 2020 accessories collection sees a slim wedge or sandal laced up the ankle, and the Haute Couture ‘ombrelle’ hat return in soft felt. Articulated mobile pendants and pearls hang as body jewels. Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the GV3 returns in glossy spazzolato leather or tri-colour suede, and the Antigona Soft bagappears in its signature colors, wrapped in archive print silk foulards or inflated as a zipped and pleated pouch. more on givenchy.com   “My work is my body, my body is my work” – Helena Almeida The body language of powerful women intimates mysterious expressions of sensuality. It provokes a chain reaction and stirs a symphony of characters. Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the Givenchy collection for Autumn Winter 2020 carries a silver screen allure: harking back to the imperfect beauty of an elusive arthouse heroine. From the actress’ sultry gaze to the bodily gestures of human sculpture, lines are drawn between the gritty heyday of French cinema and musings on performance art. The collection punctuates Givenchy’s sartorial canon with a distinctly graphic story in a Mod palette blocked out in black, white and cherry red, tobacco, carnelian and cobalt. Raw cut and collaged fabrics liberate masterful volumes with an untamed elegance, as shirred blouses and knife-pleated shifts are bonded with mulberry silk crêpe, and pagoda shoulder cape and coat styles are cut in fine double-faced Melton. Tailoring is languid: high-waist flares piped with contrast tones, peak lapel blazers, and a reversible duster coat lined in smooth leather. Sculpted knits and plush faux furs hug the body in shadowy folds. Riffing on the apostrophe, the stripe and the square, patterns and embroideries adorn mid-century shapes in cascading pleats and embroideries, from liquid silver sequins to showers of plumage, tinsel, tassels and bugle beading. The Autumn Winter 2020 accessories collection sees a slim wedge or sandal laced up the ankle, and the Haute Couture ‘ombrelle’ hat return in soft felt. Articulated mobile pendants and pearls hang as body jewels. Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the GV3 returns in glossy spazzolato leather or tri-colour suede, and the Antigona Soft bagappears in its signature colors, wrapped in archive print silk foulards or inflated as a zipped and pleated pouch. more on givenchy.com  

O'neill is ready for an endless Summer fuelled by nostalgia
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O'neill is ready for an endless Summer fuelled by nostalgia

Fashion With their signature Californian surf attitude and a fresh take on the fusion between sports and fashion, O’Neill is ready for an endless summer fuelled by nostalgia for SS20. Inspired by the Californian sun, the collection’s campaign and brand’s core message for the season promotes a joyful exploration of summer style, friendship, being young and of shared experiences. This continues O’Neill’s message that summer is more than just a season. It’s a feeling. The pursuit of life and good vibes in all forms is supported by O’Neill’s path of innovation with the O’Neill Blue line. An initiative to create a more sustainable approach to apparel. The result sees recycled plastic from around the beaches & shorelines be turned into high performance eco threads and yarns that are then used to create the line of board shorts, bikinis, t-shirts, dresses and sweatshirts. The continued collaboration with BIONIC YARN, REPREVE and ECONYL is one of O’Neill’s many sustainability efforts. As a result, 100% of the SS20 bikini collection is produced with sustainable fabrics. O’Neill manages to resignify the context in which we see ocean protection – showcasing a commitment to making a difference in the industry, whilst giving sustainable clothing personality and fun through a connection to modern art, bold colour use and abstract shapes. Throughout, O’Neill combines its innovative technology from their core water sports, such as the O’Neill Hyperdry with smart t and intersects it with fashion. Seen not only in the new line of swimwear that is inspired by athletic wear, but across the entire collection. O’Neill manages to take the modern surfer from board to beach effortlessly, putting them in vintage inspired resort looks that have been interpreted for the streets. Comprised of ve themes: Modern Retro, Athleisure, California Surf Lifestyle, Water & Sun, and O’Neill Blue – the collection of menswear, womenswear and childrenswear features wearable pieces that easily adapt for a life at the beach, or the city. Collection highlights see the 70’s mixed with a modern surf attitude. With a vintage colour palette & casual silhouette, the use of soft fabrics and prints in saturated tones is juxtaposed with the 90’s obsession that shines through elsewhere. O’Neill’s new collection is then set to appeal to a wide range of customers. O’Neill, where It’s Always Summer on the Inside. With their signature Californian surf attitude and a fresh take on the fusion between sports and fashion, O’Neill is ready for an endless summer fuelled by nostalgia for SS20. Inspired by the Californian sun, the collection’s campaign and brand’s core message for the season promotes a joyful exploration of summer style, friendship, being young and of shared experiences. This continues O’Neill’s message that summer is more than just a season. It’s a feeling. The pursuit of life and good vibes in all forms is supported by O’Neill’s path of innovation with the O’Neill Blue line. An initiative to create a more sustainable approach to apparel. The result sees recycled plastic from around the beaches & shorelines be turned into high performance eco threads and yarns that are then used to create the line of board shorts, bikinis, t-shirts, dresses and sweatshirts. The continued collaboration with BIONIC YARN, REPREVE and ECONYL is one of O’Neill’s many sustainability efforts. As a result, 100% of the SS20 bikini collection is produced with sustainable fabrics. O’Neill manages to resignify the context in which we see ocean protection – showcasing a commitment to making a difference in the industry, whilst giving sustainable clothing personality and fun through a connection to modern art, bold colour use and abstract shapes. Throughout, O’Neill combines its innovative technology from their core water sports, such as the O’Neill Hyperdry with smart t and intersects it with fashion. Seen not only in the new line of swimwear that is inspired by athletic wear, but across the entire collection. O’Neill manages to take the modern surfer from board to beach effortlessly, putting them in vintage inspired resort looks that have been interpreted for the streets. Comprised of ve themes: Modern Retro, Athleisure, California Surf Lifestyle, Water & Sun, and O’Neill Blue – the collection of menswear, womenswear and childrenswear features wearable pieces that easily adapt for a life at the beach, or the city. Collection highlights see the 70’s mixed with a modern surf attitude. With a vintage colour palette & casual silhouette, the use of soft fabrics and prints in saturated tones is juxtaposed with the 90’s obsession that shines through elsewhere. O’Neill’s new collection is then set to appeal to a wide range of customers. O’Neill, where It’s Always Summer on the Inside.

Introducing the Gucci psychedelic campaign
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Introducing the Gucci psychedelic campaign

Fashion There is a new take on the famous GG logo, and it is all about colour, energy, impact and a dreamlike spirit. Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele has taken the GG logo and playfully reinterpreted it with a streetwear attitude through the addition of a multicolour stars motif to create a thoroughly contemporary and distinctive pattern. The approach channels the spirit of ‘70s psychedelia, which played with visual distortion, surreal imagery and wide colour spectrums. Using this new version of the monogram, which is formed by combining it with rainbow-hued stars, Alessandro Michele has imagined a highly decorative and distinctive pattern that is now applied to different pieces of luggage such as backpacks and shoulder bags, which, in a layering of colour contrasts, also have black, pink and green leather trim. The look has been rolled out to men’s and women’s ready-to-wear pieces too to deliver a wide-ranging streetwear offer as well as more elegant pieces. The new colourful logo treatment also features on women’s and men's shoes, small leather goods and a watch, and inspires a range of fine jewelry. Together, these pieces form the new GG Psychedelic Collection. For women, the ready-to-wear pieces in the GG Psychedelic print come predominantly in silk and jersey, and as knitwear. In silk twill there is a refined group of a pyjama set, an ensemble of shirt and pleated skirt, and a chemiser dress. The jersey selection is more street in attitude: a hooded tracksuit jacket that can be paired with matching shorts, a windbreaker, and a dress featuring a drawstring at the waist (a key detail of the season). For warmer weather, there is a cardigan and a short-sleeve top, both in 100% wool. For men, there are key items in the new Psychedelic monogram that have a sporty spirit. A technical jersey tracksuit is comprised of a zip-up hooded over-jacket with piping detail, combined with matching   trousers. A long nylon windbreaker and a nylon waistcoat with a quilted lining add a distinctly streetwear note, while a swimsuit in the same fabric has a quirky resort look. Finally, a bowling set of loose shirt and short trousers comes in a washed silk twill, bringing a refined twist to the offer for men. In terms of luggage, there is an extensive selection of pieces in the GG Psychedelic pattern, all trimmed with either black, green or pink leather. Many styles are from the Cruise 2020 Collection, and all combine fashionability with functionality. Given the rock heritage of psychedelia, a key piece is a rigid guitar case. In addition to this there are four styles of shoulder bag, four backpacks, a belt bag, two duffle bags, a hard hat case in two sizes, soft and hard suitcases and trolley bags. Small leather goods in the new pattern make great gifts. These are: a pouch, basic wallets, a zip-around wallet, two card cases and smartphone covers. Shoes for men and women in the Gucci Psychedelic design include a rubber slide, a slip-on and Ace low-top sneakers. For men, there is  also a new high-top version of the iconic Ace sneaker.  The GG Psychedelic world of silk and soft accessories features a wide product offer for men and women: a silk carré and a modal-silk shawl (both available with a black or pink frame), a baseball cap with a mesh back, a fedora hat, a visor, a pair of socks and a water-resistant hoodie, with its matching pouch. In addition, there is a selection of fine jewellery that references the colours of the GG Psychedelic pattern through the use of coloured gemstones (in addition to diamonds). This includes a new range of jewellery featuring Gucci’s distinctive Lionhead motif, as well as pieces from established Gucci fine jewellery lines: Le Marché des Merveilles and GG Running among others. A G-Timeless Contemporary watch also displays the new pattern on its face, which has a floating hologram effect. This piece represents a perfect blend of modernity and traditional watchmaking. The GG Psychedelic Collection will be available from mid of February in Gucci stores and online at gucci.com. There is a new take on the famous GG logo, and it is all about colour, energy, impact and a dreamlike spirit. Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele has taken the GG logo and playfully reinterpreted it with a streetwear attitude through the addition of a multicolour stars motif to create a thoroughly contemporary and distinctive pattern. The approach channels the spirit of ‘70s psychedelia, which played with visual distortion, surreal imagery and wide colour spectrums. Using this new version of the monogram, which is formed by combining it with rainbow-hued stars, Alessandro Michele has imagined a highly decorative and distinctive pattern that is now applied to different pieces of luggage such as backpacks and shoulder bags, which, in a layering of colour contrasts, also have black, pink and green leather trim. The look has been rolled out to men’s and women’s ready-to-wear pieces too to deliver a wide-ranging streetwear offer as well as more elegant pieces. The new colourful logo treatment also features on women’s and men's shoes, small leather goods and a watch, and inspires a range of fine jewelry. Together, these pieces form the new GG Psychedelic Collection. For women, the ready-to-wear pieces in the GG Psychedelic print come predominantly in silk and jersey, and as knitwear. In silk twill there is a refined group of a pyjama set, an ensemble of shirt and pleated skirt, and a chemiser dress. The jersey selection is more street in attitude: a hooded tracksuit jacket that can be paired with matching shorts, a windbreaker, and a dress featuring a drawstring at the waist (a key detail of the season). For warmer weather, there is a cardigan and a short-sleeve top, both in 100% wool. For men, there are key items in the new Psychedelic monogram that have a sporty spirit. A technical jersey tracksuit is comprised of a zip-up hooded over-jacket with piping detail, combined with matching   trousers. A long nylon windbreaker and a nylon waistcoat with a quilted lining add a distinctly streetwear note, while a swimsuit in the same fabric has a quirky resort look. Finally, a bowling set of loose shirt and short trousers comes in a washed silk twill, bringing a refined twist to the offer for men. In terms of luggage, there is an extensive selection of pieces in the GG Psychedelic pattern, all trimmed with either black, green or pink leather. Many styles are from the Cruise 2020 Collection, and all combine fashionability with functionality. Given the rock heritage of psychedelia, a key piece is a rigid guitar case. In addition to this there are four styles of shoulder bag, four backpacks, a belt bag, two duffle bags, a hard hat case in two sizes, soft and hard suitcases and trolley bags. Small leather goods in the new pattern make great gifts. These are: a pouch, basic wallets, a zip-around wallet, two card cases and smartphone covers. Shoes for men and women in the Gucci Psychedelic design include a rubber slide, a slip-on and Ace low-top sneakers. For men, there is  also a new high-top version of the iconic Ace sneaker.  The GG Psychedelic world of silk and soft accessories features a wide product offer for men and women: a silk carré and a modal-silk shawl (both available with a black or pink frame), a baseball cap with a mesh back, a fedora hat, a visor, a pair of socks and a water-resistant hoodie, with its matching pouch. In addition, there is a selection of fine jewellery that references the colours of the GG Psychedelic pattern through the use of coloured gemstones (in addition to diamonds). This includes a new range of jewellery featuring Gucci’s distinctive Lionhead motif, as well as pieces from established Gucci fine jewellery lines: Le Marché des Merveilles and GG Running among others. A G-Timeless Contemporary watch also displays the new pattern on its face, which has a floating hologram effect. This piece represents a perfect blend of modernity and traditional watchmaking. The GG Psychedelic Collection will be available from mid of February in Gucci stores and online at gucci.com.

Givenchy presents "ID93" handbag
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Givenchy presents "ID93" handbag

Accessories The House of Givenchy presents the “ID93” handbag, a style Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller presented on the spring-summer 2020 runway to complement the soft attitude and oversized volumes of her silhouettes. Named for the era defined by minimalism and flowing shapes, the ID93 draws on the essence of the Spring collection. Bandana details borrowed from runway looks blend with sensual, tactile shapes, giving this handbag distinctive character and texture. The ID93 features a supple construction with knot details, cousu retourné straps that are twisted, braided and stitched by hand, and a 2G signature enveloped in ultra-soft calf leather, complemented on some styles by theseason’s key natural material, hand-woven raffia. A subtle losange composition and a Givenchy chain motif rendered in precise perforations on leather, or as diagonal embroidery on raffia, further underscore its refinement. Consummate style and multiple functionalities mingle on three variations of the ID93, each with a roomy, zipped main compartment. The streamlined Crossbody comes with an adjustable strap, while the Medium and Large styles feature a zipped main compartment flanked on either side by open side pockets, plus two interchangeable shoulder straps — one hand-twisted and the other flat. Lastly, an elongated leather pull gives the ID93 extra practicality and an air of easy nonchalance. Retail prices for the ID93 range from 1,490 euros for the Crossbody style to 1,790 euros (Medium) and 2,450 euros (Large). The Givenchy ID93 bag will be launched in selected stores in February 2020.  More on givenchy.com The House of Givenchy presents the “ID93” handbag, a style Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller presented on the spring-summer 2020 runway to complement the soft attitude and oversized volumes of her silhouettes. Named for the era defined by minimalism and flowing shapes, the ID93 draws on the essence of the Spring collection. Bandana details borrowed from runway looks blend with sensual, tactile shapes, giving this handbag distinctive character and texture. The ID93 features a supple construction with knot details, cousu retourné straps that are twisted, braided and stitched by hand, and a 2G signature enveloped in ultra-soft calf leather, complemented on some styles by theseason’s key natural material, hand-woven raffia. A subtle losange composition and a Givenchy chain motif rendered in precise perforations on leather, or as diagonal embroidery on raffia, further underscore its refinement. Consummate style and multiple functionalities mingle on three variations of the ID93, each with a roomy, zipped main compartment. The streamlined Crossbody comes with an adjustable strap, while the Medium and Large styles feature a zipped main compartment flanked on either side by open side pockets, plus two interchangeable shoulder straps — one hand-twisted and the other flat. Lastly, an elongated leather pull gives the ID93 extra practicality and an air of easy nonchalance. Retail prices for the ID93 range from 1,490 euros for the Crossbody style to 1,790 euros (Medium) and 2,450 euros (Large). The Givenchy ID93 bag will be launched in selected stores in February 2020.  More on givenchy.com

Givenchy launches the "Bond" shopper for men
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Givenchy launches the "Bond" shopper for men

Accessories For Summer 2020, the House of Givenchy expands on its oversized women’s shopper, the Bond, with a line designed specially to fit the lifestyles of men on the move. Named for both its stud buttons as well as for the contents it holds together, the Bond was directly inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s own travel-intensive lifestyle. Now revisited with a masculine flair — with fresh pops of colored “Givenchy” lettering and trim, and with strings or chain details on selected styles — the Bond melds seamlessly with a Summer men’s collection designed for ease of movement and an urban sensibility. In addition to a fresh version of the original shopper, a selection of shapes — from a practical belt bag to crossbody styles, backpacks and a duffle version — makes it easy to find the perfect Bond for every setting. The expanded Givenchy Bond collection will launch in selected stores worldwide on February 15th, 2020. Prices: from 990 euros for the Bond belt bag to 2190 euros for the Bond duffle. More on givenchy.com For Summer 2020, the House of Givenchy expands on its oversized women’s shopper, the Bond, with a line designed specially to fit the lifestyles of men on the move. Named for both its stud buttons as well as for the contents it holds together, the Bond was directly inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s own travel-intensive lifestyle. Now revisited with a masculine flair — with fresh pops of colored “Givenchy” lettering and trim, and with strings or chain details on selected styles — the Bond melds seamlessly with a Summer men’s collection designed for ease of movement and an urban sensibility. In addition to a fresh version of the original shopper, a selection of shapes — from a practical belt bag to crossbody styles, backpacks and a duffle version — makes it easy to find the perfect Bond for every setting. The expanded Givenchy Bond collection will launch in selected stores worldwide on February 15th, 2020. Prices: from 990 euros for the Bond belt bag to 2190 euros for the Bond duffle. More on givenchy.com

FENDI Fall and Winter 2020-2021
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FENDI Fall and Winter 2020-2021

Fashion Week Sometimes it’s beneath the prettiest façades that the deepest truths lie. Through the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Collection, creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi delves into the dual personalities of la donna FENDI, charting the idiosyncrasies of her potent femininity. The subversive concept of ‘soft power’ emerges – from the boudoir to the boardroom, an expression of all things ladylike charged with emotion and ritual. Polarities of colour and texture prescribe smooth concrete greys and warm neutrals against a flush of pastels and a sunny FENDI yellow. Structure and softness dominate, asserting an illicit balance between strict austerity and sensuous abandon.    Emerging through offbeat contrasts and elegant monochromy, a heady mix of cashmere, fur, leather and lace become the pillars of this season’s FENDI wardrobe. Tailoring and outerwear is built around a nipped waist; flared officer’s coats, burnished perfectos and high-octane blazers are boned through the bodice with shoulders that plane to a flat point or drop into a Juliet sleeve. Voluptuous shapes unfurl into cozy loopback sweaters, a bonded leather accordion skirt and bibbed organdie blouses – countering the strict line of a nurse’s collar, men’s shirt stripes or corset detailing in quilted satin and felt. Revisiting animalia, a paisley of leopard spots appears in brushed wool tailoring and intarsia fur, whilst ornamentation arrives in a swathe of fringed beads or the neon shock of apricot Chantilly lace. Provocative yet restrained, a daring education from FENDI’s femme fatale is the order of the day.    The FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Accessories Collection exemplifies this season’s boudoir themes, as padded lambskin ‘brace’ booties and satin ‘suspender’ pumps elicit vampish airs.  In three sizes, a new accordion-frame Peekaboo bag opens in a deep ‘smile’ to reveal interchangeable inside pockets in smooth leather and precious skins. It appears also dipped in gold leather fringes or traced with appliqué lacework and beaded tassels. The iconic Baguette bag in handknit wool is joined leather shopper bags and charms inspired by vintage FENDI packaging, returning from the last Men’s Collection.   In collaboration with the London-based accessories brand Chaos designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces and small accessories offer a luxurious alternative to everyday storage. No device is left uncovered, from woven gold mesh smart phone pouches to a perforated ‘FF’ minaudière, smart earphones and smart watch keychains. Leather straps, zipper lanyards and chain-link bracelets sport an assortment of alphabet charms, gilded lighters and a discreet shot glass set. A scribble pen earring functions on paper and tablets alike.   The FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 runway show features a live soundtrack by SONOIO, an electronic music project by Italian musician Alessandro Cortini, touring keyboardist of the internationally acclaimed industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails. more on Fendi.com Sometimes it’s beneath the prettiest façades that the deepest truths lie. Through the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Collection, creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi delves into the dual personalities of la donna FENDI, charting the idiosyncrasies of her potent femininity. The subversive concept of ‘soft power’ emerges – from the boudoir to the boardroom, an expression of all things ladylike charged with emotion and ritual. Polarities of colour and texture prescribe smooth concrete greys and warm neutrals against a flush of pastels and a sunny FENDI yellow. Structure and softness dominate, asserting an illicit balance between strict austerity and sensuous abandon.    Emerging through offbeat contrasts and elegant monochromy, a heady mix of cashmere, fur, leather and lace become the pillars of this season’s FENDI wardrobe. Tailoring and outerwear is built around a nipped waist; flared officer’s coats, burnished perfectos and high-octane blazers are boned through the bodice with shoulders that plane to a flat point or drop into a Juliet sleeve. Voluptuous shapes unfurl into cozy loopback sweaters, a bonded leather accordion skirt and bibbed organdie blouses – countering the strict line of a nurse’s collar, men’s shirt stripes or corset detailing in quilted satin and felt. Revisiting animalia, a paisley of leopard spots appears in brushed wool tailoring and intarsia fur, whilst ornamentation arrives in a swathe of fringed beads or the neon shock of apricot Chantilly lace. Provocative yet restrained, a daring education from FENDI’s femme fatale is the order of the day.    The FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Accessories Collection exemplifies this season’s boudoir themes, as padded lambskin ‘brace’ booties and satin ‘suspender’ pumps elicit vampish airs.  In three sizes, a new accordion-frame Peekaboo bag opens in a deep ‘smile’ to reveal interchangeable inside pockets in smooth leather and precious skins. It appears also dipped in gold leather fringes or traced with appliqué lacework and beaded tassels. The iconic Baguette bag in handknit wool is joined leather shopper bags and charms inspired by vintage FENDI packaging, returning from the last Men’s Collection.   In collaboration with the London-based accessories brand Chaos designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces and small accessories offer a luxurious alternative to everyday storage. No device is left uncovered, from woven gold mesh smart phone pouches to a perforated ‘FF’ minaudière, smart earphones and smart watch keychains. Leather straps, zipper lanyards and chain-link bracelets sport an assortment of alphabet charms, gilded lighters and a discreet shot glass set. A scribble pen earring functions on paper and tablets alike.   The FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 runway show features a live soundtrack by SONOIO, an electronic music project by Italian musician Alessandro Cortini, touring keyboardist of the internationally acclaimed industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails. more on Fendi.com

LIU JO celebrates their 25th anniversary
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LIU JO celebrates their 25th anniversary

Fashion With the American super-top model, the brand unveils a new communication system that will stay on throughout 2020.   Music used to be listened to with a Walkman, social media were a distant reality, fashion was about to change forever. It was 1995, and Liu Jo made its debut on the fashion scene, staking everything on its future and looking to the contemporary world in a distinctive, characterful way. A simple yet innovative intuition was behind all that: creating something that could make women be themselves, at all times, supporting them every day.   What has happened since is the story of a brand that has traced its international journey over the years, in a very distinctive manner, and that nowadays – in 2020 – celebrates an anniversary, more a matter of values than a matter of age, something that is an achievement but also marks a new beginning.    #Bornin1995is the hashtag that tells about Liu Jo’s new communication system, which in 2020 will feature an undisputed contemporary icon, Kendall Jenner, a super top-model and a global influencer that will be the star of a new dimension of communication; for a whole year, her face and her personality will be at the centre of a project that will go beyond the boundaries of a ‘mere’ campaign and will turn into a 360-degree, universal message for today’s 25-year-olds, who can find a daily ally in Liu Jo that can help them feel strong,  beautiful and more and more empowered.   Kendall, chosen for her powerful influence on the media and for her closeness to the brand in terms of age and symbols – she was born in 1995 herself –, is an ideal ‘bridge’ between the past, the present and the future of the brand; in her coolness, she seems to have taken over from another great contemporary icon, Kate Moss, who, with her timeless allure, has been the face of the brand for such a long time, in an ideal game that seems to shift “from Kate to Kendall”.    Kendall is a magnetic 25-year-old girl that perfectly encloses a double soul – the more genuine rock one and the chicer, more feminine one – just in the same way as Liu Jo tells about the different sides of every woman, moving from denim to the main collections. Her photos work on the brand’s positioning and values, and go hand in hand with parallel contents that have ben specifically developed for the digital word: on one side, a more ‘classic’ multimedia campaign that strengthens the bond between Liu Jo and its most loyal consumers; on the other side, a new digital dimension, specially made to ‘talk’ with those young women that are now the future of the brand. With its powerful influence on the media and her pure glamour, Kendall is a real icon for the younger ones and is now the face of a brand that speaks with the voice of Generation Z, while sticking to its values: #Bornin1995, but ready to rise to the challenge of the future.   more on liujo.com   With the American super-top model, the brand unveils a new communication system that will stay on throughout 2020.   Music used to be listened to with a Walkman, social media were a distant reality, fashion was about to change forever. It was 1995, and Liu Jo made its debut on the fashion scene, staking everything on its future and looking to the contemporary world in a distinctive, characterful way. A simple yet innovative intuition was behind all that: creating something that could make women be themselves, at all times, supporting them every day.   What has happened since is the story of a brand that has traced its international journey over the years, in a very distinctive manner, and that nowadays – in 2020 – celebrates an anniversary, more a matter of values than a matter of age, something that is an achievement but also marks a new beginning.    #Bornin1995is the hashtag that tells about Liu Jo’s new communication system, which in 2020 will feature an undisputed contemporary icon, Kendall Jenner, a super top-model and a global influencer that will be the star of a new dimension of communication; for a whole year, her face and her personality will be at the centre of a project that will go beyond the boundaries of a ‘mere’ campaign and will turn into a 360-degree, universal message for today’s 25-year-olds, who can find a daily ally in Liu Jo that can help them feel strong,  beautiful and more and more empowered.   Kendall, chosen for her powerful influence on the media and for her closeness to the brand in terms of age and symbols – she was born in 1995 herself –, is an ideal ‘bridge’ between the past, the present and the future of the brand; in her coolness, she seems to have taken over from another great contemporary icon, Kate Moss, who, with her timeless allure, has been the face of the brand for such a long time, in an ideal game that seems to shift “from Kate to Kendall”.    Kendall is a magnetic 25-year-old girl that perfectly encloses a double soul – the more genuine rock one and the chicer, more feminine one – just in the same way as Liu Jo tells about the different sides of every woman, moving from denim to the main collections. Her photos work on the brand’s positioning and values, and go hand in hand with parallel contents that have ben specifically developed for the digital word: on one side, a more ‘classic’ multimedia campaign that strengthens the bond between Liu Jo and its most loyal consumers; on the other side, a new digital dimension, specially made to ‘talk’ with those young women that are now the future of the brand. With its powerful influence on the media and her pure glamour, Kendall is a real icon for the younger ones and is now the face of a brand that speaks with the voice of Generation Z, while sticking to its values: #Bornin1995, but ready to rise to the challenge of the future.   more on liujo.com  

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