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Naive Transparency by Arkan Zakharov
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Naive Transparency by Arkan Zakharov

Fashion Exclusive digital editorial, captured by Arkan Zakharov.   TEAM: Photographer – Arkan Zakharov  Stylist – Jèss Monterde @ Bernstein & Andriulli Model – Anna Rubin @ Next Models NY  Makeup – Deanna Melluso @ L’Atelier NY Hair – Jerome Cultera @ L’Atelier NY  Props – Elisia Mirabelli  @ Bernstein & Andriulli  Photo assistant – Marysia Schultz Stylist assistant – Inès Itsaso Exclusive digital editorial, captured by Arkan Zakharov.   TEAM: Photographer – Arkan Zakharov  Stylist – Jèss Monterde @ Bernstein & Andriulli Model – Anna Rubin @ Next Models NY  Makeup – Deanna Melluso @ L’Atelier NY Hair – Jerome Cultera @ L’Atelier NY  Props – Elisia Mirabelli  @ Bernstein & Andriulli  Photo assistant – Marysia Schultz Stylist assistant – Inès Itsaso

Alexander McQueen Spring & Summer 2020 exclusive by Don McCullin
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Alexander McQueen Spring & Summer 2020 exclusive by Don McCullin

Fashion Taken from artwork painted by hand in the Alexander McQueen studio, calligraphy flowers are woven into jacquards for signature tailoring and printed onto cotton poplin shirting. In guchsia, black, ivory and indigo, they blossom from delicate inky watercolours to x-ray florals and exploded kaleidoscopic blooms mirrored and magnified in scale.     All images shot by Don McCullin. Taken from artwork painted by hand in the Alexander McQueen studio, calligraphy flowers are woven into jacquards for signature tailoring and printed onto cotton poplin shirting. In guchsia, black, ivory and indigo, they blossom from delicate inky watercolours to x-ray florals and exploded kaleidoscopic blooms mirrored and magnified in scale.     All images shot by Don McCullin.

DICTIONARY “IN LOVE WITH” COCO CRUSH
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DICTIONARY “IN LOVE WITH” COCO CRUSH

Jewelry     THE SPIRIT OF COCO, THE IMPULSE OF CRUSH OR A DEFINITION OF LOVE ACCORDING TO CHANEL   Love lives by its own set of rules.   We succeed there not by what we learn, but by what we feel. As in life, instinct is the primary word when it comes to finding what you love. Listen to yourself. Create something new. Creating new things in the present means forgetting what you learned in the past. Therein lies the freedom that sparks allure. And there is no love without allure. Go your own way. Choose a style. This dictionary in love is not a lesson in style, it's a lesson in choice. Not a vocabulary to master, but a language to invent. Gather, combine, add, subtract. Every time you choose a ring, a gold, a model of earring, a bracelet, or pendant, you are creating a language that speaks for you. And each style of wearing COCO CRUSH is a unabashed way of saying who you are. It's stating an allegiance between a free spirit and a whole impulse.   Love begins with self-love. Like the inventions created by Coco Chanel, who never bothered with trying to please nor worried about displeasing, COCO CRUSH is the visible declaration of: “Love is a story that begins with you.” It is a story of allure that begins with the rebellious words of Coco Chanel: “I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all.”* *The Allure of Chanel by Paul Morand   In love, half the journey is spirit. The other half is impulse. COCO CRUSH is proof of this love.   AMOUR: See CRUSH AUBAZINE : Any sized band on the ring finger with or without diamonds is the monastic symbol of a spirit: faith in oneself. AUDACE : There is no audacity without breaking rules. Learn your rules and throw them away. Try a single large model ring on your index finger or a small model on your thumb. Why not both? A jewel on one ear and a ring on every finger. Whatever you decide to do with Coco Crush, don't forget that it doesn't matter if you give it to yourself, someone gives it to you or you give it to someone else because every Coco Crush piece is a declaration of allure. ART : There is a French art of loving that is masterful simply because it seems so effortless. There is an art to the crush in Coco Crush that conceals any signs of effort. And that satiates a love of freedom that prohibits any conspicuous notions. BEIGE : A color so symbolic for the Maison that CHANEL Fine Jewelry took the genius a step further and created the new BEIGE GOLD alloy. Neither pink nor yellow, its unique shade says it all, and goes with every other color. BONHEUR : Five mini bands, each worn on a different finger or stacked on one, two or three fingers act like a charm when playing the lucky number of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. As the Great French playwright Pierre Corneille said 300 years earlier, “Luck can lead to the height of greatness.” BYZANCE : Moderation is the enemy of good when it limits style. And Byzantine style was anything but moderate. A French philosopher once said that freedom has its limits. No limits should be placed on the freedom to stack up rings of diamonds, in white gold, BEIGE GOLD, yellow gold mini, small and large models. Only one rule sets the limit: More is better. COCO : A spirit that cannot exist without impulse. CRUSH : An impulse that cannot exist without spirit. COCO CRUSH: The marriage of French spirit and impulse without borders. DADA : Wearing any sized ring you want on each finger of one hand (as many as you want) and none on the other hand. Just as the Dada movement challenged all the aesthetic norms, each movement of the right hand creates a dialogue with the left, reminding us of the anti- art manifesto. DIAMANT : The universal value of eternity. It has a special value for CHANEL tied to a little phrase Shakespeare wrote for love: Eternity and A Day. See White Gold ring in mini, small and large model, BEIGE GOLD ring small model, White Gold and diamond bracelet, White Gold and diamond earrings. Every Coco Crush jewel entices you to keep adding more, even to eternity itself. DOUBLE C : Like double chances, like Coco Crush, like CHANEL's two interlaced C’s, the number two is like a good luck charm for the House. The pair of stags Misia gave Gabrielle Chanel, for example, symbols of the power to move freely, and to gracefully skirt whatever gets in your way. Pairing two necklaces in two different golds has the power to change a destiny by betting on chance. EXCÈS : An aesthetic that can be summed up as “Overdo it.” Rings on every finger with or without diamonds, all white gold, all BEIGE GOLD or all yellow gold, BEIGE GOLD or yellow gold on one hand and white gold on the other... the only excess you don't indulge in is too much moderation. EXTRAVAGANCE : The synonym of excess but the antonym of allure. As Coco Chanel said, “extravagance kills personality.” *The Allure of Chanel by Paul Morand ET SI : A French writer, philosopher and poet known for his Variétés wrote that dream is a phenomenon only seen once it’s gone. What if you chose to see the phenomenon the other way around, where every Coco Crush model is a dream to be experienced in the present? FLYING CLOUD : The name of the four-mast, black-hulled, white-decked yacht on which Coco Chanel accompanied Hugh Grosvenor aka Bendor, the second Duke of Westminster, one of her great loves and influencers of her life. The jingling of many bracelets clanging together echoes that recognizable sound of steel stand cables clinking against a ship's mast. The sound of freedom. FOU : We say ‘crazy in love’ but never ‘crazy in crush’. Because a crush is a peak itself. And Coco Crush is a craziness without which life lacks wisdom. GRAVITÉ : The law, also named the law of attraction. Put on Coco Crush and you are instantly experimenting with a force that attracts two objects. For example, choosing one ring creates the irresistible urge to choose another. HABITUDE : Gabrielle Chanel’s love for a certain poet, one of her amants, was probably not unaffected by the rule: Learn good habits early on, especially the habit of knowing how to change your habits. Basically, there should be no habits. Only the breaking of habits. There's more than one way to wear one or more Coco Crush jewels. A daily habit to learn. IRRÉGULIÈRE : A spirit and a behavior inspired by a life that never heard of following conventions. Wearing two different earrings on the same ear signifies a spirit that sees itself in Gabrielle, the freest and most avid of the Irregulars. JEU DE LOIS : On Monday, obey the Law of the Highest Number and stack up those bracelets. On Tuesday, it’s the Law of Elimination. Just one jewel. Wednesdays are for the Law of the Toughest. Put on the knuckle-duster with four tone-on-tone rings on the index, middle, ring, and pinkie fingers of each hand. On Thursday, the Law of Marriage applies: Two golds, two sizes of rings, as many as you want in any size. Friday is for the Law of Unity with several rings of the same model. Saturday and Sunday, be lawless and get creative. KO : COCO CRUSH is a knockout for everyone who sees it — a weapon of seduction to use ad libitum* *As much as you desire LA : Put the THE in a style, not one you follow but one you invent. You don’t follow a movement. It's everyone else who follows all your movements with their eyes. LUCIENNE : A ring on your thumb and one on your index finger — like you’re holding a pair of scissors. Gabrielle Chanel never put down her scissors. They would be the tool behind victory, the one initiated by the famous dressmaker Lucienne Rabaté. LEWIS ET IRENE : A fictional couple created by Paul Morand inspired by the real-life pair Gabrielle Chanel and Boy Capel. Wearing a pair of small or large rings, why not gold ones, or two gold ones on the index and middle fingers is a symbol of a union that counts twice. MADEMOISELLE : The choice of symmetry. Wearing the Mademoiselle requires following the absolute rule: a single cuff bracelet, same model, same gold, same size, one on each wrist. The rest is extra. GRANDE MADEMOISELLE : Anne Marie Louise d’Orléans and first cousin of the Sun King, the Duchess of Montpensier was known as the Grande Mademoiselle. Born into greatness, she added even more with her great passion when it came to things like protecting a love, gaining her freedom and charting her own destiny. It is important to arm this hand with a pair of rings on the index finger and the personal motto, “I’ll never let anyone break my heart.” MATELASSÉ : The iconic CHANEL motif, inspired by jockey saddle blankets, chosen to symbolize comfort in the Coco Crush line as a signature cross-bracing. MISIA : The choice of the absolute, wholeheartedly embodied by Misia Sert, Coco Chanel's muse and close friend. A single earring worn as the only jewel and a visible character trait that needs no explanation or reason. NORD SUD : Just as poet Pierre Reverdy linked the two intellectual and artistic heart of Montmartre and Montparnasse, wearing the two-finger ring has two possible meanings: the aesthetic holds a spirit or the spirit upholds an aesthetic. OH : An interjection that expresses surprise and a great sense of pleasure. Usually used with an exclamation point to emphasize the burning nature of the pleasure felt. For example: 1. Oh, this Coco Crush ring looks beautiful on me! 2. Oh, I love this way of wearing lots of Coco Crush rings! 3. Oh, oh, that reminds me! My birthday was two months ago! 4. OMG, I cannot keep my hands off this Coco Crush collection! ONCE UPON A TIME : The title of the film that Coco Chanel's successor made about her that means everyone's legend is theirs to create. Wearing a single large model ring on your index finger means taking a decision into your own hands and being within reach of your own personal legend. OR : Whether beige, yellow or white, it's a metal that asserts its character on every model in the Coco Crush line and grows stronger when multiplied. PARTICULIÈRE : The antonym of fanciful, this is a way of being conveyed by a certain way of wearing a jewel. A single large or small model ring worn on the thumb is a distinctive sign of an unwavering passion for freedom. QUATRE QUART : If there's ever a doubt about wearing four rings, this is the foolproof rule: one diamond ring (+ three without diamonds) or one large model ring (+ three small models) or one BEIGE GOLD ring (+ three in white or yellow gold) or one ring on one hand (+ three on the other). ROUSSY : There's a punk side to Coco Crush. If you wear the same model on your index and pinkie fingers, it signals that you belong to a community of taste and a way of acting. A nod to the rebel Roussy, who along with Misia and José Sert, formed the most subversive trio. SILENCE: A French mime, who made silence into an art, is the inspiration for observing this rule: before opening your mouth, ask yourself if silence would be more effective. How you wear Coco Crush says a lot about you and sometimes you don’t even have to say a word. TROMPE-L’ŒIL : One earring may actually be three. TRIO : Like the trio José Maria Sert, Misia and Roussy (the nickname for Roussadana Mdivani, a Georgian sculptor), the trio of rings forms an obvious ménage à trois. UNIFORME : Uniform is to CHANEL what palm trees are to the French Riviera and the law of gravity is to Newton: inseparable. Wearing many rings made of the same gold means choosing a spirit that’s remarkable in its intent to be unremarkable. VARIER LES PLAISIRS : Shake up the treat of treating yourself by shaking up the way you wear Coco Crush. These wise words pay off, if we’re to believe the French philosopher of the Enlightenment known for stirring up people's consciousnesses: “Pleasure provides what wisdom promises.”* *Le sottisier by Voltaire VICE VERSA : To prefer the minimalist look of a single jewel over the opulence of piling them on. And vice versa. VOILÀ : It was all worth it. WESTMINSTER : By the side of her lover the Duke of Westminster, Coco Chanel hobnobbed with English high society while finding inspiration in her lover's wardrobe. Wearing a small model diamond ring on you’re your fifth digit signifies power and the power of persuasion borrowed from the man affectionately known as Bendor. X : A letter of the alphabet, Coco Crush's hallmark and an unknown. What will your next crush be? Y COMPRIS : You're going to love all the ways of wearing Coco Crush. And you're going to wear all the ways of loving Coco Crush. Including yet to come. ZUT : A colloquial expression used to express regret for taking too long to make up your mind.     THE SPIRIT OF COCO, THE IMPULSE OF CRUSH OR A DEFINITION OF LOVE ACCORDING TO CHANEL   Love lives by its own set of rules.   We succeed there not by what we learn, but by what we feel. As in life, instinct is the primary word when it comes to finding what you love. Listen to yourself. Create something new. Creating new things in the present means forgetting what you learned in the past. Therein lies the freedom that sparks allure. And there is no love without allure. Go your own way. Choose a style. This dictionary in love is not a lesson in style, it's a lesson in choice. Not a vocabulary to master, but a language to invent. Gather, combine, add, subtract. Every time you choose a ring, a gold, a model of earring, a bracelet, or pendant, you are creating a language that speaks for you. And each style of wearing COCO CRUSH is a unabashed way of saying who you are. It's stating an allegiance between a free spirit and a whole impulse.   Love begins with self-love. Like the inventions created by Coco Chanel, who never bothered with trying to please nor worried about displeasing, COCO CRUSH is the visible declaration of: “Love is a story that begins with you.” It is a story of allure that begins with the rebellious words of Coco Chanel: “I don't care what you think about me. I don't think about you at all.”* *The Allure of Chanel by Paul Morand   In love, half the journey is spirit. The other half is impulse. COCO CRUSH is proof of this love.   AMOUR: See CRUSH AUBAZINE : Any sized band on the ring finger with or without diamonds is the monastic symbol of a spirit: faith in oneself. AUDACE : There is no audacity without breaking rules. Learn your rules and throw them away. Try a single large model ring on your index finger or a small model on your thumb. Why not both? A jewel on one ear and a ring on every finger. Whatever you decide to do with Coco Crush, don't forget that it doesn't matter if you give it to yourself, someone gives it to you or you give it to someone else because every Coco Crush piece is a declaration of allure. ART : There is a French art of loving that is masterful simply because it seems so effortless. There is an art to the crush in Coco Crush that conceals any signs of effort. And that satiates a love of freedom that prohibits any conspicuous notions. BEIGE : A color so symbolic for the Maison that CHANEL Fine Jewelry took the genius a step further and created the new BEIGE GOLD alloy. Neither pink nor yellow, its unique shade says it all, and goes with every other color. BONHEUR : Five mini bands, each worn on a different finger or stacked on one, two or three fingers act like a charm when playing the lucky number of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel. As the Great French playwright Pierre Corneille said 300 years earlier, “Luck can lead to the height of greatness.” BYZANCE : Moderation is the enemy of good when it limits style. And Byzantine style was anything but moderate. A French philosopher once said that freedom has its limits. No limits should be placed on the freedom to stack up rings of diamonds, in white gold, BEIGE GOLD, yellow gold mini, small and large models. Only one rule sets the limit: More is better. COCO : A spirit that cannot exist without impulse. CRUSH : An impulse that cannot exist without spirit. COCO CRUSH: The marriage of French spirit and impulse without borders. DADA : Wearing any sized ring you want on each finger of one hand (as many as you want) and none on the other hand. Just as the Dada movement challenged all the aesthetic norms, each movement of the right hand creates a dialogue with the left, reminding us of the anti- art manifesto. DIAMANT : The universal value of eternity. It has a special value for CHANEL tied to a little phrase Shakespeare wrote for love: Eternity and A Day. See White Gold ring in mini, small and large model, BEIGE GOLD ring small model, White Gold and diamond bracelet, White Gold and diamond earrings. Every Coco Crush jewel entices you to keep adding more, even to eternity itself. DOUBLE C : Like double chances, like Coco Crush, like CHANEL's two interlaced C’s, the number two is like a good luck charm for the House. The pair of stags Misia gave Gabrielle Chanel, for example, symbols of the power to move freely, and to gracefully skirt whatever gets in your way. Pairing two necklaces in two different golds has the power to change a destiny by betting on chance. EXCÈS : An aesthetic that can be summed up as “Overdo it.” Rings on every finger with or without diamonds, all white gold, all BEIGE GOLD or all yellow gold, BEIGE GOLD or yellow gold on one hand and white gold on the other... the only excess you don't indulge in is too much moderation. EXTRAVAGANCE : The synonym of excess but the antonym of allure. As Coco Chanel said, “extravagance kills personality.” *The Allure of Chanel by Paul Morand ET SI : A French writer, philosopher and poet known for his Variétés wrote that dream is a phenomenon only seen once it’s gone. What if you chose to see the phenomenon the other way around, where every Coco Crush model is a dream to be experienced in the present? FLYING CLOUD : The name of the four-mast, black-hulled, white-decked yacht on which Coco Chanel accompanied Hugh Grosvenor aka Bendor, the second Duke of Westminster, one of her great loves and influencers of her life. The jingling of many bracelets clanging together echoes that recognizable sound of steel stand cables clinking against a ship's mast. The sound of freedom. FOU : We say ‘crazy in love’ but never ‘crazy in crush’. Because a crush is a peak itself. And Coco Crush is a craziness without which life lacks wisdom. GRAVITÉ : The law, also named the law of attraction. Put on Coco Crush and you are instantly experimenting with a force that attracts two objects. For example, choosing one ring creates the irresistible urge to choose another. HABITUDE : Gabrielle Chanel’s love for a certain poet, one of her amants, was probably not unaffected by the rule: Learn good habits early on, especially the habit of knowing how to change your habits. Basically, there should be no habits. Only the breaking of habits. There's more than one way to wear one or more Coco Crush jewels. A daily habit to learn. IRRÉGULIÈRE : A spirit and a behavior inspired by a life that never heard of following conventions. Wearing two different earrings on the same ear signifies a spirit that sees itself in Gabrielle, the freest and most avid of the Irregulars. JEU DE LOIS : On Monday, obey the Law of the Highest Number and stack up those bracelets. On Tuesday, it’s the Law of Elimination. Just one jewel. Wednesdays are for the Law of the Toughest. Put on the knuckle-duster with four tone-on-tone rings on the index, middle, ring, and pinkie fingers of each hand. On Thursday, the Law of Marriage applies: Two golds, two sizes of rings, as many as you want in any size. Friday is for the Law of Unity with several rings of the same model. Saturday and Sunday, be lawless and get creative. KO : COCO CRUSH is a knockout for everyone who sees it — a weapon of seduction to use ad libitum* *As much as you desire LA : Put the THE in a style, not one you follow but one you invent. You don’t follow a movement. It's everyone else who follows all your movements with their eyes. LUCIENNE : A ring on your thumb and one on your index finger — like you’re holding a pair of scissors. Gabrielle Chanel never put down her scissors. They would be the tool behind victory, the one initiated by the famous dressmaker Lucienne Rabaté. LEWIS ET IRENE : A fictional couple created by Paul Morand inspired by the real-life pair Gabrielle Chanel and Boy Capel. Wearing a pair of small or large rings, why not gold ones, or two gold ones on the index and middle fingers is a symbol of a union that counts twice. MADEMOISELLE : The choice of symmetry. Wearing the Mademoiselle requires following the absolute rule: a single cuff bracelet, same model, same gold, same size, one on each wrist. The rest is extra. GRANDE MADEMOISELLE : Anne Marie Louise d’Orléans and first cousin of the Sun King, the Duchess of Montpensier was known as the Grande Mademoiselle. Born into greatness, she added even more with her great passion when it came to things like protecting a love, gaining her freedom and charting her own destiny. It is important to arm this hand with a pair of rings on the index finger and the personal motto, “I’ll never let anyone break my heart.” MATELASSÉ : The iconic CHANEL motif, inspired by jockey saddle blankets, chosen to symbolize comfort in the Coco Crush line as a signature cross-bracing. MISIA : The choice of the absolute, wholeheartedly embodied by Misia Sert, Coco Chanel's muse and close friend. A single earring worn as the only jewel and a visible character trait that needs no explanation or reason. NORD SUD : Just as poet Pierre Reverdy linked the two intellectual and artistic heart of Montmartre and Montparnasse, wearing the two-finger ring has two possible meanings: the aesthetic holds a spirit or the spirit upholds an aesthetic. OH : An interjection that expresses surprise and a great sense of pleasure. Usually used with an exclamation point to emphasize the burning nature of the pleasure felt. For example: 1. Oh, this Coco Crush ring looks beautiful on me! 2. Oh, I love this way of wearing lots of Coco Crush rings! 3. Oh, oh, that reminds me! My birthday was two months ago! 4. OMG, I cannot keep my hands off this Coco Crush collection! ONCE UPON A TIME : The title of the film that Coco Chanel's successor made about her that means everyone's legend is theirs to create. Wearing a single large model ring on your index finger means taking a decision into your own hands and being within reach of your own personal legend. OR : Whether beige, yellow or white, it's a metal that asserts its character on every model in the Coco Crush line and grows stronger when multiplied. PARTICULIÈRE : The antonym of fanciful, this is a way of being conveyed by a certain way of wearing a jewel. A single large or small model ring worn on the thumb is a distinctive sign of an unwavering passion for freedom. QUATRE QUART : If there's ever a doubt about wearing four rings, this is the foolproof rule: one diamond ring (+ three without diamonds) or one large model ring (+ three small models) or one BEIGE GOLD ring (+ three in white or yellow gold) or one ring on one hand (+ three on the other). ROUSSY : There's a punk side to Coco Crush. If you wear the same model on your index and pinkie fingers, it signals that you belong to a community of taste and a way of acting. A nod to the rebel Roussy, who along with Misia and José Sert, formed the most subversive trio. SILENCE: A French mime, who made silence into an art, is the inspiration for observing this rule: before opening your mouth, ask yourself if silence would be more effective. How you wear Coco Crush says a lot about you and sometimes you don’t even have to say a word. TROMPE-L’ŒIL : One earring may actually be three. TRIO : Like the trio José Maria Sert, Misia and Roussy (the nickname for Roussadana Mdivani, a Georgian sculptor), the trio of rings forms an obvious ménage à trois. UNIFORME : Uniform is to CHANEL what palm trees are to the French Riviera and the law of gravity is to Newton: inseparable. Wearing many rings made of the same gold means choosing a spirit that’s remarkable in its intent to be unremarkable. VARIER LES PLAISIRS : Shake up the treat of treating yourself by shaking up the way you wear Coco Crush. These wise words pay off, if we’re to believe the French philosopher of the Enlightenment known for stirring up people's consciousnesses: “Pleasure provides what wisdom promises.”* *Le sottisier by Voltaire VICE VERSA : To prefer the minimalist look of a single jewel over the opulence of piling them on. And vice versa. VOILÀ : It was all worth it. WESTMINSTER : By the side of her lover the Duke of Westminster, Coco Chanel hobnobbed with English high society while finding inspiration in her lover's wardrobe. Wearing a small model diamond ring on you’re your fifth digit signifies power and the power of persuasion borrowed from the man affectionately known as Bendor. X : A letter of the alphabet, Coco Crush's hallmark and an unknown. What will your next crush be? Y COMPRIS : You're going to love all the ways of wearing Coco Crush. And you're going to wear all the ways of loving Coco Crush. Including yet to come. ZUT : A colloquial expression used to express regret for taking too long to make up your mind.

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Luckylefthand adorns Louis Vuitton headquarters with “Nine Colours, Nine Eyes and Nine Hearts“
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Luckylefthand adorns Louis Vuitton headquarters with “Nine Colours, Nine Eyes and Nine Hearts“

Art In the 1920s, Gaston-Louis Vuitton wrote, “Let’s make the street a happy place. ” A century later, Louis Vuitton asked artist Luckylefthand to decorate the façade of its Paris headquarters located by the Pont Neuf bridge. The fresco covers 280m2 and is made up of 14 colourful, sleek and playful paintings. With this painting, Louis Vuitton and Luckylefthand want to bring positivity and positive vibes to the Pont Neuf neighbourhood during the current lockdown. Luckylefthand was given carte blanche and used a minimalist, condensed style inspired by 1960s and 70s aesthetics to transport passers-by far away on a trip to the landscapes of Hossegor, his adopted town. With colourful transitions and primitive shapes, the wall painting was created using only acrylic paints and features a number of hands, one of the artist’s cherished symbols. The hands are physically set about a metre and a half apart yet are linked in spirit as a representation of our current mindset.   “I wanted to create this wall painting to o er Parisians a colourful stroll past the 14 windows, evoking a summer holiday while still representing the temporary period we are going through. The hands placed a metre and a half apart is a nod to what we’re currently experiencing. I hope this wall painting’s bright, saturated colours and rainbows made of big, curved lines will bring the positive energy we all need right now,” the artist said about his work.   Steven Burke is a French artist born in 1982. He works in the south-west French town of Hossegor, a place that has inspired him for years. After a 15-year career in the eld of graphic design, he practises his art in search of simplicity of shapes and purity of colours to convey a positive and enthusiastic message. The symbol of the hand is often represented in compositions to suggest humankind in its most universal form. Over time, this symbol has become an invitation to the meditative state, certainly pushed by the beauty of surrounding nature. For further informations : www.luckylefthand.com In the 1920s, Gaston-Louis Vuitton wrote, “Let’s make the street a happy place. ” A century later, Louis Vuitton asked artist Luckylefthand to decorate the façade of its Paris headquarters located by the Pont Neuf bridge. The fresco covers 280m2 and is made up of 14 colourful, sleek and playful paintings. With this painting, Louis Vuitton and Luckylefthand want to bring positivity and positive vibes to the Pont Neuf neighbourhood during the current lockdown. Luckylefthand was given carte blanche and used a minimalist, condensed style inspired by 1960s and 70s aesthetics to transport passers-by far away on a trip to the landscapes of Hossegor, his adopted town. With colourful transitions and primitive shapes, the wall painting was created using only acrylic paints and features a number of hands, one of the artist’s cherished symbols. The hands are physically set about a metre and a half apart yet are linked in spirit as a representation of our current mindset.   “I wanted to create this wall painting to o er Parisians a colourful stroll past the 14 windows, evoking a summer holiday while still representing the temporary period we are going through. The hands placed a metre and a half apart is a nod to what we’re currently experiencing. I hope this wall painting’s bright, saturated colours and rainbows made of big, curved lines will bring the positive energy we all need right now,” the artist said about his work.   Steven Burke is a French artist born in 1982. He works in the south-west French town of Hossegor, a place that has inspired him for years. After a 15-year career in the eld of graphic design, he practises his art in search of simplicity of shapes and purity of colours to convey a positive and enthusiastic message. The symbol of the hand is often represented in compositions to suggest humankind in its most universal form. Over time, this symbol has become an invitation to the meditative state, certainly pushed by the beauty of surrounding nature. For further informations : www.luckylefthand.com

GUCCI presents the new eyewear collection
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GUCCI presents the new eyewear collection

Accessories Gucci presents a new limited-edition eyewear collection exclusive to Gucci.com, which is characterised by bold detachable chains that dangle from the glasses’ temples, displaying logoed “earrings”. This innovative idea stems from Gucci’s belief that people should be able to express character and personality through their clothing and accessories, and is typical of Gucci’s unconventional approach, transforming eyewear by adding an unexpected element of playfulness.  Three limited-edition sunglasses styles are available, and each comes in two different colours. The availability is truly restricted, with only 100 pairs of each version being made. Two of the frames are more conventionally feminine in their design, while the third is more masculine, though in reality this selection is intended to have a gender-neutral appeal, in keeping with Gucci’s aesthetic. All models have temples that look like shiny Endura Gold chains, and the actual chains attached to the “earrings” fix onto these.     One style has an oversized butterfly frame in shiny Endura Gold and comes with shiny pink mother-of-pearl earrings and a solid brown lens, or shiny black earrings and a solid yellow lens. A second model has a shiny black thick squared frame, shiny white mother-of-pearl earrings and a double gradient smoke/pink lens; the same style also comes with a shiny black and ivory zebra pattern frame in acetate created exclusively for Gucci, matching earrings and a solid red lens. The third model is an aviator style with a thick frame in shiny black, with matching earrings and a solid grey lens; this style also comes with a shiny transparent light yellow-and-brown frame, matching earrings and a solid green lens. The collection has its own dedicated packaging: a pink velvet and red glasses case and a red carry pouch. A label in the case specifies that these sunglasses belong to a limited edition, exclusively created for Gucci.com.  To promote the collection, Gucci has shot a campaign in and around a sunlit swimming pool, and on a beach. The models featured display their carefree, uninhibited attitude by jumping into the water of the pool fully clothed. Pictured singly, or in pairs, often blowing pink bubble gum bubbles, Gucci’s cast of distinctive-looking male and female characters are clearly enjoying the decorative, free-swinging earrings attached to their sunglasses.     The styles will be available exclusively on Gucci.com, worldwide from April 30th 2020.    Campaign Credits   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher SimmondsPhotographer: Mark Peckmezian Styling: Emma Wyman Hair Stylist: Alex Bronswell Make Up: Thomas de Kluyver Gucci presents a new limited-edition eyewear collection exclusive to Gucci.com, which is characterised by bold detachable chains that dangle from the glasses’ temples, displaying logoed “earrings”. This innovative idea stems from Gucci’s belief that people should be able to express character and personality through their clothing and accessories, and is typical of Gucci’s unconventional approach, transforming eyewear by adding an unexpected element of playfulness.  Three limited-edition sunglasses styles are available, and each comes in two different colours. The availability is truly restricted, with only 100 pairs of each version being made. Two of the frames are more conventionally feminine in their design, while the third is more masculine, though in reality this selection is intended to have a gender-neutral appeal, in keeping with Gucci’s aesthetic. All models have temples that look like shiny Endura Gold chains, and the actual chains attached to the “earrings” fix onto these.     One style has an oversized butterfly frame in shiny Endura Gold and comes with shiny pink mother-of-pearl earrings and a solid brown lens, or shiny black earrings and a solid yellow lens. A second model has a shiny black thick squared frame, shiny white mother-of-pearl earrings and a double gradient smoke/pink lens; the same style also comes with a shiny black and ivory zebra pattern frame in acetate created exclusively for Gucci, matching earrings and a solid red lens. The third model is an aviator style with a thick frame in shiny black, with matching earrings and a solid grey lens; this style also comes with a shiny transparent light yellow-and-brown frame, matching earrings and a solid green lens. The collection has its own dedicated packaging: a pink velvet and red glasses case and a red carry pouch. A label in the case specifies that these sunglasses belong to a limited edition, exclusively created for Gucci.com.  To promote the collection, Gucci has shot a campaign in and around a sunlit swimming pool, and on a beach. The models featured display their carefree, uninhibited attitude by jumping into the water of the pool fully clothed. Pictured singly, or in pairs, often blowing pink bubble gum bubbles, Gucci’s cast of distinctive-looking male and female characters are clearly enjoying the decorative, free-swinging earrings attached to their sunglasses.     The styles will be available exclusively on Gucci.com, worldwide from April 30th 2020.    Campaign Credits   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher SimmondsPhotographer: Mark Peckmezian Styling: Emma Wyman Hair Stylist: Alex Bronswell Make Up: Thomas de Kluyver

The house of Givenchy celebrates the Antigona family of bags
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The house of Givenchy celebrates the Antigona family of bags

Accessories This Fall, Givenchy celebrates the 10th anniversary of its iconic Antigona handbag by unveiling the Antigona Soft, a supple, more relaxed version of its elder sister.     Inspired by the heroine of Greek mythology, the now-classic Antigona, which debuted for Fall-Winter 2010, reinterpreted the House’s signature Boston shape and quickly became a House signature. Its architectural, rigid construction featured a tension between feminine and masculine allure — a duality that defines the Givenchy aesthetic. Today, this timeless modern style has grown into a full-fledged collection of accessories for women and men. There’s a clear family resemblance in the Antigona Soft. Like its elder sister, it comes in the same colorways and is embellished with bold zippers and a distinctive pentagonal patch.   Yet the Antigona Soft gamely plays on contradiction. Building on Givenchy duality, it offers a counterpoint to the original Antigona by blending sleek lines with suppleness. To the structured, graphic statement of a classic, the Antigona Soft replies with serene languor. Like a favorite leather coat, the Antigona Soft conveys a versatile, second-skin sensuality. Crafted in smooth calfskin, it tempers the Antigona’s signature architecture with a more fluid, androgynous appeal. Its subtle slouchiness speaks with the quiet confidence of an embrace, contrasting volume with purity of line. Inviting, enveloping straps allow the Antigona Soft to move seamlessly from day bag to weekender. Stylish and down-to-earth, the Antigona Soft comes in medium and large formats, with an ample central compartment featuring dual zip closures with signature bombé zip pulls, an inner pocket for storing cards, side straps with turn-lock fastenings, two top handles, and a removable shoulder strap for versatility of wear. A scaled-down version likewise accommodates all the essentials, with a zipped compartment, a card pocket and an adjustable, removable strap to adapt to three styles of wear. Both the Antigona and the Antigona Soft come in timeless black, white, pearl gray, aubergine and midnight blue as well as a seasonal palette of candy pink, military green and ice blue. Directional variations include styles in vintage leather with hand-placed studs; with embroidered, printed stripes; with a lustrous gradient gold metallic finish on black leather, and a version in woven cord and leather.     Retail prices: from 1,450 euros for the Antigona Soft and from 1,290 euros for the classic Antigona. This Fall, Givenchy celebrates the 10th anniversary of its iconic Antigona handbag by unveiling the Antigona Soft, a supple, more relaxed version of its elder sister.     Inspired by the heroine of Greek mythology, the now-classic Antigona, which debuted for Fall-Winter 2010, reinterpreted the House’s signature Boston shape and quickly became a House signature. Its architectural, rigid construction featured a tension between feminine and masculine allure — a duality that defines the Givenchy aesthetic. Today, this timeless modern style has grown into a full-fledged collection of accessories for women and men. There’s a clear family resemblance in the Antigona Soft. Like its elder sister, it comes in the same colorways and is embellished with bold zippers and a distinctive pentagonal patch.   Yet the Antigona Soft gamely plays on contradiction. Building on Givenchy duality, it offers a counterpoint to the original Antigona by blending sleek lines with suppleness. To the structured, graphic statement of a classic, the Antigona Soft replies with serene languor. Like a favorite leather coat, the Antigona Soft conveys a versatile, second-skin sensuality. Crafted in smooth calfskin, it tempers the Antigona’s signature architecture with a more fluid, androgynous appeal. Its subtle slouchiness speaks with the quiet confidence of an embrace, contrasting volume with purity of line. Inviting, enveloping straps allow the Antigona Soft to move seamlessly from day bag to weekender. Stylish and down-to-earth, the Antigona Soft comes in medium and large formats, with an ample central compartment featuring dual zip closures with signature bombé zip pulls, an inner pocket for storing cards, side straps with turn-lock fastenings, two top handles, and a removable shoulder strap for versatility of wear. A scaled-down version likewise accommodates all the essentials, with a zipped compartment, a card pocket and an adjustable, removable strap to adapt to three styles of wear. Both the Antigona and the Antigona Soft come in timeless black, white, pearl gray, aubergine and midnight blue as well as a seasonal palette of candy pink, military green and ice blue. Directional variations include styles in vintage leather with hand-placed studs; with embroidered, printed stripes; with a lustrous gradient gold metallic finish on black leather, and a version in woven cord and leather.     Retail prices: from 1,450 euros for the Antigona Soft and from 1,290 euros for the classic Antigona.

CHANEL celebrates Mother’s day with children’s drawings of its most iconic products.
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CHANEL celebrates Mother’s day with children’s drawings of its most iconic products.

Design For this special occasion, CHANEL puts the spotlight on children’s drawings depicting the House’s iconic products.   These genuine and touching drawings will illustrate the communication campaign during Mother’s Day. For this special occasion, CHANEL puts the spotlight on children’s drawings depicting the House’s iconic products.   These genuine and touching drawings will illustrate the communication campaign during Mother’s Day.

A new reality asks for a new sneaker
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A new reality asks for a new sneaker

Accessories On releases the Cloudnova, a sneaker built with performance technology. It’s what made the sneaker in the first place. “Performance usedto borrow from fashion; now fashion borrows from performance.” says On Co-Founder David Allemann.     Fashion, sportswear and outdoor gear have been merging for a while. Our generation is blurring the boundaries between work, home, sports and play. Now, this new lifestyle is emerging for all at light speed. And a new reality is asking for a new type of all day comfort. On’s roots are in sports, performance, nature and design. Ten years ago in the Swiss Alps, three friends plotted to re-invent running and trail shoes. One of them a multiple time duathlon World Champion, the others product and design geeks. From its humble origins, On has acquired the fastest growing running community with more than 7 million fans worldwide. Athletes in On shoes are winning World Championships and Olympic Medals. And by exploring the very edge of technical innovation and design, On has been adopted by those who hit refresh and take their ideas and life into a new direction. “Today, the most inspiring people are in sneakers. We get the challenge and opportunityto re-invent how we work, explore nature, travel in small and big ways and spend time with our friends and families.”, says Allemann. The Cloudnova features On’s award-winning CloudTec® sole. Fully cushioned and agile, the feel is almost weightless. The sneaker is constructed as a sock and features On’ssignature Speedboard® - a molded plate that adds a spring to each step.   On's first limited Cloudnova drop will be released through a draw with the following online access. The Cloudnova will be launching in Black Eclipse and White Umber. Sign-ups will begin on April 30th 2020 and will close on May 6th 2020 at 11:59pm UTC. Winners will be announced on May 7th at 12pm UTC. https://www.on-running.com/products/cloudnova/ On releases the Cloudnova, a sneaker built with performance technology. It’s what made the sneaker in the first place. “Performance usedto borrow from fashion; now fashion borrows from performance.” says On Co-Founder David Allemann.     Fashion, sportswear and outdoor gear have been merging for a while. Our generation is blurring the boundaries between work, home, sports and play. Now, this new lifestyle is emerging for all at light speed. And a new reality is asking for a new type of all day comfort. On’s roots are in sports, performance, nature and design. Ten years ago in the Swiss Alps, three friends plotted to re-invent running and trail shoes. One of them a multiple time duathlon World Champion, the others product and design geeks. From its humble origins, On has acquired the fastest growing running community with more than 7 million fans worldwide. Athletes in On shoes are winning World Championships and Olympic Medals. And by exploring the very edge of technical innovation and design, On has been adopted by those who hit refresh and take their ideas and life into a new direction. “Today, the most inspiring people are in sneakers. We get the challenge and opportunityto re-invent how we work, explore nature, travel in small and big ways and spend time with our friends and families.”, says Allemann. The Cloudnova features On’s award-winning CloudTec® sole. Fully cushioned and agile, the feel is almost weightless. The sneaker is constructed as a sock and features On’ssignature Speedboard® - a molded plate that adds a spring to each step.   On's first limited Cloudnova drop will be released through a draw with the following online access. The Cloudnova will be launching in Black Eclipse and White Umber. Sign-ups will begin on April 30th 2020 and will close on May 6th 2020 at 11:59pm UTC. Winners will be announced on May 7th at 12pm UTC. https://www.on-running.com/products/cloudnova/

LARDINI releases the new denim collection
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LARDINI releases the new denim collection

Fashion The spring/summer 2020 heralds the début of denim in Lardini collections. Inspired by the need for a new product which also completes the proposal in terms of fabric, while in line with the brand's style. Over the last few seasons the brand has aimed to represent and push a well-defined image of a modern, young and light man in continuous evolution, who is digitalised and evolving in terms of style and originality. Not just a commercial requirement, but a stylistic one too.   Denim 01 is the brand new project which will undoubtedly continue to be developed in the next season too. The capsule consists of 5 pieces, created using selected Italian and Japanese denims presented in different colour variations, from midnight blue to white, in a range of hand washes. A double-breasted jacket, a single-breasted jacket, a work shirt with front pockets, chino model jeans and a five pocket jeans model. The exclusive label is in blue jacquard fabric featuring the Lardini logo in red, along with the number "01" which identifies the brand's sartorial denim début on the market. Jeans pockets also feature the sartorially embroidered upside down "LL" lettering, also re- proposed on the inner jacket pocket; the timeless Lardini flower is also embroidered on the back pocket of jeans with the pistil represented by a rivet.   Jeans have become an iconic item we all own and continue to desire. The spring/summer 2020 heralds the début of denim in Lardini collections. Inspired by the need for a new product which also completes the proposal in terms of fabric, while in line with the brand's style. Over the last few seasons the brand has aimed to represent and push a well-defined image of a modern, young and light man in continuous evolution, who is digitalised and evolving in terms of style and originality. Not just a commercial requirement, but a stylistic one too.   Denim 01 is the brand new project which will undoubtedly continue to be developed in the next season too. The capsule consists of 5 pieces, created using selected Italian and Japanese denims presented in different colour variations, from midnight blue to white, in a range of hand washes. A double-breasted jacket, a single-breasted jacket, a work shirt with front pockets, chino model jeans and a five pocket jeans model. The exclusive label is in blue jacquard fabric featuring the Lardini logo in red, along with the number "01" which identifies the brand's sartorial denim début on the market. Jeans pockets also feature the sartorially embroidered upside down "LL" lettering, also re- proposed on the inner jacket pocket; the timeless Lardini flower is also embroidered on the back pocket of jeans with the pistil represented by a rivet.   Jeans have become an iconic item we all own and continue to desire.

GUCCI releases Prefall 2020 campaign
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GUCCI releases Prefall 2020 campaign

Fashion Infancy is a magic time of perfect harmony with the whole of creation; of pure innocence and absolute spontaneity. It is the realm of imaginary friends and pets - any pet, even a skunk or a frog - as best friends. Like an Arcadia, or a mythic era that will never be repeated, it lasts for a very short while, which is probably why its charm is eternally crystallized as the perfect moment to aspire to, no matter what. We would all love to be children again, with or without the knowledge acquired through adulthood.    The new Gucci advertising campaign is an ode to retrieved innocence, a return to the infant world, a call for a real engagement with nature and, with that, with life. It is simple and direct, just like infancy should be: a beautiful wild landscape bathed in gleaming light as the ambiance for a spontaneous interaction between a cast of characters and a group of wonderful fairy tale animals. That’s it, with the unexpected presence of swings and slides: perfect childhood pastimes usually not found in the wild.   Through the lens of Alasdair McLellan, a series of portraiture vignettes, as expressive as they are vibrant, take shape, depicting the beauty and the personalities of a group of men, women and their beloved animals. Deers, fawns, owls, blue birds, skunks, squirrels, frogs, hedgehogs, ducks and rabbits are featured across the images: spirit animals dialoguing with the subjects in ways that recall classic allegories and cartoons.    With its call to nature, the campaign is ultimately an invitation to enjoy the simple things in life. Sometimes, it just takes very little, or a burst of imagination, to find some balance. On a swing, maybe. Or, with a fawn.   #SoDeerToMe     Nature, wildlife and its denizens are particularly important to Gucci, which, since 2018, has been totally carbon neutral across the whole supply chain. In February 2020, Gucci joined The Lion’s Share Fund, a unique initiative raising much-needed funds to protect endangered species and their natural habitats. Animals appear in approximately 20 percent of all advertisements in the world, yet despite this, animals do not always receive the support they deserve. By donating 0.5% of its media spend every time an animal is featured in advertisements, as all the partners involved in The Lion’s Share Fund do, Gucci can give ongoing contributions to drive tangible on the ground results for this urgent cause.        Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Alasdair McLellan Hair Stylist: Paul Hanlon Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver Infancy is a magic time of perfect harmony with the whole of creation; of pure innocence and absolute spontaneity. It is the realm of imaginary friends and pets - any pet, even a skunk or a frog - as best friends. Like an Arcadia, or a mythic era that will never be repeated, it lasts for a very short while, which is probably why its charm is eternally crystallized as the perfect moment to aspire to, no matter what. We would all love to be children again, with or without the knowledge acquired through adulthood.    The new Gucci advertising campaign is an ode to retrieved innocence, a return to the infant world, a call for a real engagement with nature and, with that, with life. It is simple and direct, just like infancy should be: a beautiful wild landscape bathed in gleaming light as the ambiance for a spontaneous interaction between a cast of characters and a group of wonderful fairy tale animals. That’s it, with the unexpected presence of swings and slides: perfect childhood pastimes usually not found in the wild.   Through the lens of Alasdair McLellan, a series of portraiture vignettes, as expressive as they are vibrant, take shape, depicting the beauty and the personalities of a group of men, women and their beloved animals. Deers, fawns, owls, blue birds, skunks, squirrels, frogs, hedgehogs, ducks and rabbits are featured across the images: spirit animals dialoguing with the subjects in ways that recall classic allegories and cartoons.    With its call to nature, the campaign is ultimately an invitation to enjoy the simple things in life. Sometimes, it just takes very little, or a burst of imagination, to find some balance. On a swing, maybe. Or, with a fawn.   #SoDeerToMe     Nature, wildlife and its denizens are particularly important to Gucci, which, since 2018, has been totally carbon neutral across the whole supply chain. In February 2020, Gucci joined The Lion’s Share Fund, a unique initiative raising much-needed funds to protect endangered species and their natural habitats. Animals appear in approximately 20 percent of all advertisements in the world, yet despite this, animals do not always receive the support they deserve. By donating 0.5% of its media spend every time an animal is featured in advertisements, as all the partners involved in The Lion’s Share Fund do, Gucci can give ongoing contributions to drive tangible on the ground results for this urgent cause.        Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Alasdair McLellan Hair Stylist: Paul Hanlon Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver

Ninamounah 005
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Ninamounah 005

Fashion Ninamounah releases their new 005 collection.   Team Credits :  Photo Nikola Lamburov Art direction Ferdi Sibbel HMU Bastien Zorzetto, assisted by Eva Agerbeek Light Hyung Balkema Digital Jason Tjon Affo Talent Karina, Marianne, Jacopo #NINAMOUNAH #005 Ninamounah releases their new 005 collection.   Team Credits :  Photo Nikola Lamburov Art direction Ferdi Sibbel HMU Bastien Zorzetto, assisted by Eva Agerbeek Light Hyung Balkema Digital Jason Tjon Affo Talent Karina, Marianne, Jacopo #NINAMOUNAH #005

Louis Vuitton shares the second wave of its Leathergoods campaign
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Louis Vuitton shares the second wave of its Leathergoods campaign

Fashion Louis Vuitton is pleased to share the second wave of its Leathergoods campaign, dedicated to the House’s "New Classics" bags as presented by actresses Emma Stone,  Léa Seydoux and Alicia Vikander.   Against an iconic Parisian backdrop, Craig McDean photographs these strong, graceful women and their Louis Vuitton bags.   Emma Stone carries the Capucines while Léa Seydoux opts for the Dauphine bag. The Twist is carried by Alicia Vikander. Louis Vuitton is pleased to share the second wave of its Leathergoods campaign, dedicated to the House’s "New Classics" bags as presented by actresses Emma Stone,  Léa Seydoux and Alicia Vikander.   Against an iconic Parisian backdrop, Craig McDean photographs these strong, graceful women and their Louis Vuitton bags.   Emma Stone carries the Capucines while Léa Seydoux opts for the Dauphine bag. The Twist is carried by Alicia Vikander.

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