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STAND STUDIO FALL & WINTER 2021
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STAND STUDIO FALL & WINTER 2021

Fashion Week For the Fall-Winter 2021 presentation, Stand Studio is celebrating, and gathers an army of friends of the house to show it. The editorial is shot in an inspiring setting close to their heart at the private art gallery CFHILL, placed in an 18th century building in their hometown Stocholm.   A place that highlights the duality of the timeless and the contemporary within the collection. The result is an editorial uplifting the inspiration and joyous feelings behind the collection.           And as usual, why change a classic? Instead, Stand Studio continues to constantly evolve, adding something new to the signature aesthetics by playing tricks with the proportions of the classic silhouettes. The bags are as usually made to match perfectly with a coat or a jacket, and hats are introduced to top off the look.     Luxurious surfaces and elaborated finishing have been at the core of the collection. A high shine gloss combined with earthy tones and complementary, bright colors, and daring prints bring light to the Fall. Multi-coloured animal prints are combined with classic statement pieces while the check print makes a return bolder that ever.     Moving into the Fall season, Stand Studio holds on to the celebratory feeling and continues to refine their collection through experimenting with colors, patterns and textures with bright things ahead.        Credits: Photographer – Johan Sandberg Styling – Naomi Itkes Makeup – Calle Eklund Hair – Ignacio Alonso Talents – Iconic Sthlm For the Fall-Winter 2021 presentation, Stand Studio is celebrating, and gathers an army of friends of the house to show it. The editorial is shot in an inspiring setting close to their heart at the private art gallery CFHILL, placed in an 18th century building in their hometown Stocholm.   A place that highlights the duality of the timeless and the contemporary within the collection. The result is an editorial uplifting the inspiration and joyous feelings behind the collection.           And as usual, why change a classic? Instead, Stand Studio continues to constantly evolve, adding something new to the signature aesthetics by playing tricks with the proportions of the classic silhouettes. The bags are as usually made to match perfectly with a coat or a jacket, and hats are introduced to top off the look.     Luxurious surfaces and elaborated finishing have been at the core of the collection. A high shine gloss combined with earthy tones and complementary, bright colors, and daring prints bring light to the Fall. Multi-coloured animal prints are combined with classic statement pieces while the check print makes a return bolder that ever.     Moving into the Fall season, Stand Studio holds on to the celebratory feeling and continues to refine their collection through experimenting with colors, patterns and textures with bright things ahead.        Credits: Photographer – Johan Sandberg Styling – Naomi Itkes Makeup – Calle Eklund Hair – Ignacio Alonso Talents – Iconic Sthlm

Samsøe Samsøe for Fall & Winter 2021
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Samsøe Samsøe for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week ’Stillness’ is the name of Samsøe Samsøe’s AW21 collection. It’s about aspects of being grounded, seeking stillness in a world where it might be hard tond the calm places that make us into who we are. It is also a re ection of the inspiration trip that thebrand’s design team took this year.     ”This time around, the design team and I took an inspiration trip within the Danish borders, and we ended up in a summer house, spending some time together - growing stronger bonds - and building the collection around the concept of ‘Stillness’. The serene moments of ‘just... being’ is a huge part of this collection”, says Gitte Wetter, Head of Design.     In the Womenswear collection, there is a certain nod towards the Victorian era, with heavy lace dresses in soft, romantic shapes, contrasting with suede and leather, giving the collection a more masculine expression. Other shapes draw inspiration from the late 70’s, mixed with today’s more clean silhouettes.There is a playo between formal and informal, givinga perfect balance of the modern woman’s look and feel.     This season, Menswear references the 70’s with slightly more exaggerated collars, but also the 90’s through oversized, checked shirts - now reworked in more contemporary qualities - which add an extra layer to the always tactile collection. Another strong focus is the relaxed shapes as if playing dress up at home. Soft fabrics, and loosely constructed blazers and jackets give a more laid back feeling this season with wider shapes in both pants and shirts adding to the luxurious and warm feeling.     Hues of sunny yellow, dry orange, brick red, washedout brown and hints of green re ect the draw ofnature and the elements that might be around us. An overall expression that uses long lasting qualities and shapes ensures a cohesive approach for both the Men’s and Women’s collections, as sustainability is always in focus. The result is that the AW21 collection is 75,5% more sustainable, than previous collections. A part of the brands initiative is to be 100% more sustainable by year 2024.     Whether or not it is has a mental or global aspect, the collection is about the state of ’Stillness’. The times we are facing in the world we live in are highlightedand showcased in this collection. Di erent minds, di erent thoughts, di erent possibilities all make us do things di erently and the result is a totally personalinterpretation of what it is, to explore stillness. ’Stillness’ is the name of Samsøe Samsøe’s AW21 collection. It’s about aspects of being grounded, seeking stillness in a world where it might be hard tond the calm places that make us into who we are. It is also a re ection of the inspiration trip that thebrand’s design team took this year.     ”This time around, the design team and I took an inspiration trip within the Danish borders, and we ended up in a summer house, spending some time together - growing stronger bonds - and building the collection around the concept of ‘Stillness’. The serene moments of ‘just... being’ is a huge part of this collection”, says Gitte Wetter, Head of Design.     In the Womenswear collection, there is a certain nod towards the Victorian era, with heavy lace dresses in soft, romantic shapes, contrasting with suede and leather, giving the collection a more masculine expression. Other shapes draw inspiration from the late 70’s, mixed with today’s more clean silhouettes.There is a playo between formal and informal, givinga perfect balance of the modern woman’s look and feel.     This season, Menswear references the 70’s with slightly more exaggerated collars, but also the 90’s through oversized, checked shirts - now reworked in more contemporary qualities - which add an extra layer to the always tactile collection. Another strong focus is the relaxed shapes as if playing dress up at home. Soft fabrics, and loosely constructed blazers and jackets give a more laid back feeling this season with wider shapes in both pants and shirts adding to the luxurious and warm feeling.     Hues of sunny yellow, dry orange, brick red, washedout brown and hints of green re ect the draw ofnature and the elements that might be around us. An overall expression that uses long lasting qualities and shapes ensures a cohesive approach for both the Men’s and Women’s collections, as sustainability is always in focus. The result is that the AW21 collection is 75,5% more sustainable, than previous collections. A part of the brands initiative is to be 100% more sustainable by year 2024.     Whether or not it is has a mental or global aspect, the collection is about the state of ’Stillness’. The times we are facing in the world we live in are highlightedand showcased in this collection. Di erent minds, di erent thoughts, di erent possibilities all make us do things di erently and the result is a totally personalinterpretation of what it is, to explore stillness.

Rains presents digital runway show ANTICIPATE
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Rains presents digital runway show ANTICIPATE

Fashion Week The ANTICIPATE collection offers a conversation around the expectancy of the next, creating a collection rooted in a prowess for the unkown.     Form and function equalize into a presentation of modern utility, one that need not make unnecessary compromises. Utilitarian tailoring built from heavy PU-coated twill is contrasted to crisp fabrics in parachute-like silhouettes. Voluminous puffer ensembles create security shells, encompassing the wearers like an armor to outside elements. Together, the themes offer a sense of hope in comradery, and a collective fight for the future.        "This season, it was inevitable to take in current world affairs and build a collection that offers a confident contribution to the dialogue. We wanted to build pieces that made people feel strong, collaborative and present. It was through bold silhouettes in a uniform color palette that achieved a sense of certainty in comradery," says Tanne Winter        Shades of a grey armada are presented as a central color palette, only to be interrupted by holographic showpieces and an icy blue for a glimmer of light amongst the collection.     For AW21, Rains references sci-fi storylines, offering a cinematic introduction to the latest runway collection offered up by the outdoor lifestyle brand.     Exploring the act of expectancy-the visceral response to before and after - 30 looks marched their way to the top of the precarious platform, to be met by a water orb hovering in the cradle of open air. Juxtaposed light and dark envelop the collection, offering a mysterious setting to the otherworldly encounter.   The ANTICIPATE collection offers a conversation around the expectancy of the next, creating a collection rooted in a prowess for the unkown.     Form and function equalize into a presentation of modern utility, one that need not make unnecessary compromises. Utilitarian tailoring built from heavy PU-coated twill is contrasted to crisp fabrics in parachute-like silhouettes. Voluminous puffer ensembles create security shells, encompassing the wearers like an armor to outside elements. Together, the themes offer a sense of hope in comradery, and a collective fight for the future.        "This season, it was inevitable to take in current world affairs and build a collection that offers a confident contribution to the dialogue. We wanted to build pieces that made people feel strong, collaborative and present. It was through bold silhouettes in a uniform color palette that achieved a sense of certainty in comradery," says Tanne Winter        Shades of a grey armada are presented as a central color palette, only to be interrupted by holographic showpieces and an icy blue for a glimmer of light amongst the collection.     For AW21, Rains references sci-fi storylines, offering a cinematic introduction to the latest runway collection offered up by the outdoor lifestyle brand.     Exploring the act of expectancy-the visceral response to before and after - 30 looks marched their way to the top of the precarious platform, to be met by a water orb hovering in the cradle of open air. Juxtaposed light and dark envelop the collection, offering a mysterious setting to the otherworldly encounter.  

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Off-White™ Reveals Spring/Summer 2021 Collection with Immersive Digital Turnout Called “Imaginary TV”
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Off-White™ Reveals Spring/Summer 2021 Collection with Immersive Digital Turnout Called “Imaginary TV”

Fashion Week Yesterday, Off-White™ and its Founder and Creative Director Virgil Abloh hosted a groundbreaking, globally-interconnected digital event to reveal the label’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection. The get together is dubbed “Imaginary TV,” and the interface—custom built for this unique showcase—features an interactive online complex, complete with a series of special performances. Off-White™’s virtual landscape (which will remain online post-event) offers a myriad selection of channels and networks, just like a television set. Each has a specific purpose in demonstrating the concepts behind the collection. Milan-based and international performers expressing a range of artistic practices have contributed to this electronic experience, mixing fashion with frontier-pushing digital innovation. Ultimately, Abloh envisioned this space as a way to contemporarily reflect Off-White™’s pillars: “Imaginary TV” captures a universal approach to creativity by promoting inclusivity and pushing the envelope forward in terms of how the industry, consumers and fans alike interact with one another.     Products highlighted in the digital rooms include: the Off-White™ x Air Jordan collaboration, eyewear, Off-Active athletic clothing, the “Out-of-Office” sneaker, the Spring/Summer 2021 collection’s overall stories and the launch of a new accessory called The Burrow Bag. The Burrow Bag is an evolution of Abloh’s “Swiss” and “meteor shower” concepts; it debuts with a perforated shoulder bag shape, featuring luxurious materials and finished with a handcrafted finesse. This punch-holed graphic treatment is becoming more and more established in the Off-White™ aesthetic canon. Moreover, the shoulder bag on view in “Imaginary TV” is, in fact, already buyable at www.off---white.com and www.farfetch.com.     The rest of the collection, titled “Adam is Eve,” will become available over three product drops between February and May. This delivery-staggering demonstrates Off-White™’s disruptive new business model of presenting collections and immediately following these unveilings with the first drop, whereby the rest of the lineup is released throughout the season. Abloh has created a gender-blended lineup that remains optimistic and idea-diverse, rife with juxtaposed thoughts and interchangeable elements. Length, volume, color and cut are all fluid; this is the first time that Off-White™ has merged its menswear and womenswear design studios, creating a liquidity and a common ground between the two. Print is minimal, but when used, it flourishes; tones are solid and blocked, cutout and lengthened across heightening silhouettes.     “The idea of ‘Imaginary TV’ stems from a modern poetic vision for, and of, the evermore virtual world. It takes a universal and all-inclusive approach. I want to connect and generate a global network, and bring together creativity while catalyzing a range of emotions,” says Virgil Abloh. “We’re living in a world and at a time that is already largely digitally native. Within the collection itself, I wanted to capture what it is to be human at this very moment. Conundrum is OK, glitches are OK, duality is OK, and a dissolution of norms is OK.”     Within “Imaginary TV,” the Spring/Summer 2021 collection is highlighted by live performances and live activations in Italy. These installations and engagements comprised a varied mix of disciplines, lensing different cultures, humanity, artistry, a sense of celebration and self-expression. Talents include Michele Rizzo, Graffiti Milano, Caterina Barbieri, a group of free-climbing athletes, Binta Diaw, Fabio Cherstich, Damiano Afrira and Off-White™’s own skilled artisans.     “Imaginary TV” also presents international performances at various slots throughout the day. Abloh enlisted the help of an international assortment of talent across time zones, furthering this notion of proximity and connection across time and distance. These multidisciplinary talents include: Wallette, Ash Lauryin, Domi and JD Beck, Letizia Galloni, Prince Gyasi, Mdou Mocatr, Liang Biying, and Kiri Okuyama. Yesterday, Off-White™ and its Founder and Creative Director Virgil Abloh hosted a groundbreaking, globally-interconnected digital event to reveal the label’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection. The get together is dubbed “Imaginary TV,” and the interface—custom built for this unique showcase—features an interactive online complex, complete with a series of special performances. Off-White™’s virtual landscape (which will remain online post-event) offers a myriad selection of channels and networks, just like a television set. Each has a specific purpose in demonstrating the concepts behind the collection. Milan-based and international performers expressing a range of artistic practices have contributed to this electronic experience, mixing fashion with frontier-pushing digital innovation. Ultimately, Abloh envisioned this space as a way to contemporarily reflect Off-White™’s pillars: “Imaginary TV” captures a universal approach to creativity by promoting inclusivity and pushing the envelope forward in terms of how the industry, consumers and fans alike interact with one another.     Products highlighted in the digital rooms include: the Off-White™ x Air Jordan collaboration, eyewear, Off-Active athletic clothing, the “Out-of-Office” sneaker, the Spring/Summer 2021 collection’s overall stories and the launch of a new accessory called The Burrow Bag. The Burrow Bag is an evolution of Abloh’s “Swiss” and “meteor shower” concepts; it debuts with a perforated shoulder bag shape, featuring luxurious materials and finished with a handcrafted finesse. This punch-holed graphic treatment is becoming more and more established in the Off-White™ aesthetic canon. Moreover, the shoulder bag on view in “Imaginary TV” is, in fact, already buyable at www.off---white.com and www.farfetch.com.     The rest of the collection, titled “Adam is Eve,” will become available over three product drops between February and May. This delivery-staggering demonstrates Off-White™’s disruptive new business model of presenting collections and immediately following these unveilings with the first drop, whereby the rest of the lineup is released throughout the season. Abloh has created a gender-blended lineup that remains optimistic and idea-diverse, rife with juxtaposed thoughts and interchangeable elements. Length, volume, color and cut are all fluid; this is the first time that Off-White™ has merged its menswear and womenswear design studios, creating a liquidity and a common ground between the two. Print is minimal, but when used, it flourishes; tones are solid and blocked, cutout and lengthened across heightening silhouettes.     “The idea of ‘Imaginary TV’ stems from a modern poetic vision for, and of, the evermore virtual world. It takes a universal and all-inclusive approach. I want to connect and generate a global network, and bring together creativity while catalyzing a range of emotions,” says Virgil Abloh. “We’re living in a world and at a time that is already largely digitally native. Within the collection itself, I wanted to capture what it is to be human at this very moment. Conundrum is OK, glitches are OK, duality is OK, and a dissolution of norms is OK.”     Within “Imaginary TV,” the Spring/Summer 2021 collection is highlighted by live performances and live activations in Italy. These installations and engagements comprised a varied mix of disciplines, lensing different cultures, humanity, artistry, a sense of celebration and self-expression. Talents include Michele Rizzo, Graffiti Milano, Caterina Barbieri, a group of free-climbing athletes, Binta Diaw, Fabio Cherstich, Damiano Afrira and Off-White™’s own skilled artisans.     “Imaginary TV” also presents international performances at various slots throughout the day. Abloh enlisted the help of an international assortment of talent across time zones, furthering this notion of proximity and connection across time and distance. These multidisciplinary talents include: Wallette, Ash Lauryin, Domi and JD Beck, Letizia Galloni, Prince Gyasi, Mdou Mocatr, Liang Biying, and Kiri Okuyama.

Zalando Presents Sustainability Award Finalists in Virtual “Zalando Greenhouse” at Copenhagen Fashion Week
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Zalando Presents Sustainability Award Finalists in Virtual “Zalando Greenhouse” at Copenhagen Fashion Week

Fashion Week Today, Zalando, Europe's leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, and Copenhagen Fashion Week kick off their first fashion week as partners, marking the beginning of a three-year strategic partnership. This fashion week will be fully virtual and Zalando launches its immersive experience, the Zalando Greenhouse - exclusively created by Zalando for Copenhagen Fashion Week - where customers are invited to engage and interact with the fashion collections. Zalando’s Sustainability Award finalists, House of Dagmar and Marimekko, will share the creative inspiration behind their collections with consumers, and bring their stories and passion for sustainability to life in the Zalando Greenhouse.     The Zalando Greenhouse virtual experience opens the doors of Copenhagen Fashion Week 2021 to fashion enthusiasts all over the world. The experience resembles the look and feel of the streets of Copenhagen, displaying sustainability-led design digitally. The immersive experience represents a step-change in how fashion collections can be showcased, and how innovative technology can inspire and drive the industry towards a more sustainable future. By putting a spotlight on sustainability with its Sustainability Award, Zalando aims to encourage brands to think more sustainably to drive positive change.       Natalie Wills, Global Director of Social Media & Consumer PR at Zalando, says: “We want to use our platform to highlight brands contributing to a more sustainable industry. It's exciting that we do so through an innovative, virtual experience like the Zalando Greenhouse”. She continues: “The Zalando Greenhouse is a perfect opportunity for us to allow consumers to have a truly immersive way to virtually explore fashion and learn about sustainability. Our announcement of the Sustainability Award and partnership with Copenhagen Fashion Week mark exciting steps for Zalando as we continue to drive positive change in the fashion industry.”     The virtual experience pays into Zalando’s sustainability strategy, do.MORE, ensuring that consumers have the inspiration and information they are looking for when shopping sustainably. Acknowledging to have been part of the fashion industry's problem, Zalando now strives to be part of the solution by leveraging its scale, connections, and technology to positively change the fashion industry. Zalando has set out to become a sustainable platform with a net-positive impact on people and the planet.     Zalando’s Sustainability Award finalists, Swedish House of Dagmar and Finnish Marimekko display the creative inspiration behind their collections and share their stories and passion for sustainability with consumers in the Zalando Greenhouse. Both brands are given the opportunity to share more details about the themes behind their collections, inviting Zalando Greenhouse visitors to dive into the stories and movement towards a sustainable future from the designers themselves.     The Sustainability Award aims to encourage fashion brands to explore alternative approaches to design and production to contribute to a more sustainable future. A jury of industry experts will evaluate both brands’ sustainability strategies, including their collections and level of dedication to sustainability advancements and innovation. The winner of the award will receive a prize of 20,000 euros and a partnership with Zalando in developing an exclusive capsule collection. The collection will explore sustainable solutions in design across materials, production processes, technological solutions and traceability. To further support the winning brand in their business growth, Zalando will make a broad selection of the showcased collection available to its more than 35 million customers across 17 European markets. The winner will be announced in the Zalando Greenhouse (www.zalandogreenhouse.com) on the 4th of February, which the audience will be able to explore via a desktop, tablet or mobile. Today, Zalando, Europe's leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, and Copenhagen Fashion Week kick off their first fashion week as partners, marking the beginning of a three-year strategic partnership. This fashion week will be fully virtual and Zalando launches its immersive experience, the Zalando Greenhouse - exclusively created by Zalando for Copenhagen Fashion Week - where customers are invited to engage and interact with the fashion collections. Zalando’s Sustainability Award finalists, House of Dagmar and Marimekko, will share the creative inspiration behind their collections with consumers, and bring their stories and passion for sustainability to life in the Zalando Greenhouse.     The Zalando Greenhouse virtual experience opens the doors of Copenhagen Fashion Week 2021 to fashion enthusiasts all over the world. The experience resembles the look and feel of the streets of Copenhagen, displaying sustainability-led design digitally. The immersive experience represents a step-change in how fashion collections can be showcased, and how innovative technology can inspire and drive the industry towards a more sustainable future. By putting a spotlight on sustainability with its Sustainability Award, Zalando aims to encourage brands to think more sustainably to drive positive change.       Natalie Wills, Global Director of Social Media & Consumer PR at Zalando, says: “We want to use our platform to highlight brands contributing to a more sustainable industry. It's exciting that we do so through an innovative, virtual experience like the Zalando Greenhouse”. She continues: “The Zalando Greenhouse is a perfect opportunity for us to allow consumers to have a truly immersive way to virtually explore fashion and learn about sustainability. Our announcement of the Sustainability Award and partnership with Copenhagen Fashion Week mark exciting steps for Zalando as we continue to drive positive change in the fashion industry.”     The virtual experience pays into Zalando’s sustainability strategy, do.MORE, ensuring that consumers have the inspiration and information they are looking for when shopping sustainably. Acknowledging to have been part of the fashion industry's problem, Zalando now strives to be part of the solution by leveraging its scale, connections, and technology to positively change the fashion industry. Zalando has set out to become a sustainable platform with a net-positive impact on people and the planet.     Zalando’s Sustainability Award finalists, Swedish House of Dagmar and Finnish Marimekko display the creative inspiration behind their collections and share their stories and passion for sustainability with consumers in the Zalando Greenhouse. Both brands are given the opportunity to share more details about the themes behind their collections, inviting Zalando Greenhouse visitors to dive into the stories and movement towards a sustainable future from the designers themselves.     The Sustainability Award aims to encourage fashion brands to explore alternative approaches to design and production to contribute to a more sustainable future. A jury of industry experts will evaluate both brands’ sustainability strategies, including their collections and level of dedication to sustainability advancements and innovation. The winner of the award will receive a prize of 20,000 euros and a partnership with Zalando in developing an exclusive capsule collection. The collection will explore sustainable solutions in design across materials, production processes, technological solutions and traceability. To further support the winning brand in their business growth, Zalando will make a broad selection of the showcased collection available to its more than 35 million customers across 17 European markets. The winner will be announced in the Zalando Greenhouse (www.zalandogreenhouse.com) on the 4th of February, which the audience will be able to explore via a desktop, tablet or mobile.

Fendi Couture Spring & Summer 2021
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Fendi Couture Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion Week “Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.” Virginia Woolf, Orlando   Bloomsbury to Borghese     Reflecting on transcendent romance and timeless creativity, for his debut Fendi collection Kim Jones draws on the renegade British sen­sibility of the Bloomsbury Group while paying homage to the storied history of the Roman maison. For Fendi Couture Spring / Summer 2021, seemingly diverse inspirations find common ground and are interwoven: the enduring allure of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell’s liberated creativity explored alongside the eternal language of Italian sculpture and Fendi’s foundational codes. As Virginia Woolf wrote in Orlando: “Memory is the seamstress, and a capricious one at that.”     Adopting the time-travelling, binary-blurring novel as a central motif, temporalities are warped while exquisite femininity and mas­culine androgyny appear as fluid choices rather than innate realities. A love letter written by Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West in 1928 – only three years after Fendi was founded – Orlando’s literary conceits are directly interspersed throughout the collection: some­times in the form of metal-bound book clutches, sometimes lines from the text inscribed into Mother of Pearl minaudières or leather boots. Extracts from letters written between Virginia and Vita dur­ing their decades-long courtship are read aloud by friends and family of Fendi throughout the Max Richter composition that scores the show.     Motifs discovered at Charleston farmhouse – the Sussex home of the Bloomsbury set, located only a short distance from where Jones spent much of his childhood – are revived and recontextualised through ornately beaded boots and hand-painted heels; the Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant frescoes which decorate its walls adapted in-to embroidered embellishments on gowns. “I like how this family of people – and particularly these two pioneering sisters – moved things forward,” notes Jones. “I admire the way that they lived their lives, the freedom that they created for themselves and the art that they left behind for the world.”     The hand-printed, marble-bound books published by Virginia and Leonard Woolf for Hogarth Press – displayed at the show’s accom-panying literary exhibition – offer a seamless segue into classical Italian aesthetics. Mirroring the marble palette of Rome’s Galleria Borghese, whose Bernini sculptures inform the dramatic deshabillé drapery found in the collection, they showcase the harmony between the two movements (so fascinated was Vanessa Bell by Italian Classicism that she would paint in the Borghese gardens, or reprise Old Masters to hang on the walls of Charleston). Visible in woven jacquards and on silken gowns; through intarsia furs and hand-beaded tailoring, mar­bles become a key component in the collection’s visual language.     Fendi’s own history also appears as a primary source, refracted through Jones’ contemporary perspective: the biographies of those who model the cast used to excavate the archives for formative sketch­es and decoration. The velvet ribbons of a vintage bag are transposed onto a new design; Karligraphy monograms taken from Lagerfeld’s final collection beaded onto boots.      The importance of family – both real and chosen – is celebrated through the cast who model the collection, who each inhabit glass vitrines transformed into rooms of their own. “Fendi represents arti­sanal quality of the highest order, and it is all about family,” Jones reflects. “It is in its third generation with a Fendi at its helm, and I am guest starring while bringing in the fourth. Here, I am surrounded by strong, powerful women who I love and respect, and want to bring their energy into what I do.”     #FendiCouture www.fendi.com “Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.” Virginia Woolf, Orlando   Bloomsbury to Borghese     Reflecting on transcendent romance and timeless creativity, for his debut Fendi collection Kim Jones draws on the renegade British sen­sibility of the Bloomsbury Group while paying homage to the storied history of the Roman maison. For Fendi Couture Spring / Summer 2021, seemingly diverse inspirations find common ground and are interwoven: the enduring allure of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell’s liberated creativity explored alongside the eternal language of Italian sculpture and Fendi’s foundational codes. As Virginia Woolf wrote in Orlando: “Memory is the seamstress, and a capricious one at that.”     Adopting the time-travelling, binary-blurring novel as a central motif, temporalities are warped while exquisite femininity and mas­culine androgyny appear as fluid choices rather than innate realities. A love letter written by Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West in 1928 – only three years after Fendi was founded – Orlando’s literary conceits are directly interspersed throughout the collection: some­times in the form of metal-bound book clutches, sometimes lines from the text inscribed into Mother of Pearl minaudières or leather boots. Extracts from letters written between Virginia and Vita dur­ing their decades-long courtship are read aloud by friends and family of Fendi throughout the Max Richter composition that scores the show.     Motifs discovered at Charleston farmhouse – the Sussex home of the Bloomsbury set, located only a short distance from where Jones spent much of his childhood – are revived and recontextualised through ornately beaded boots and hand-painted heels; the Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant frescoes which decorate its walls adapted in-to embroidered embellishments on gowns. “I like how this family of people – and particularly these two pioneering sisters – moved things forward,” notes Jones. “I admire the way that they lived their lives, the freedom that they created for themselves and the art that they left behind for the world.”     The hand-printed, marble-bound books published by Virginia and Leonard Woolf for Hogarth Press – displayed at the show’s accom-panying literary exhibition – offer a seamless segue into classical Italian aesthetics. Mirroring the marble palette of Rome’s Galleria Borghese, whose Bernini sculptures inform the dramatic deshabillé drapery found in the collection, they showcase the harmony between the two movements (so fascinated was Vanessa Bell by Italian Classicism that she would paint in the Borghese gardens, or reprise Old Masters to hang on the walls of Charleston). Visible in woven jacquards and on silken gowns; through intarsia furs and hand-beaded tailoring, mar­bles become a key component in the collection’s visual language.     Fendi’s own history also appears as a primary source, refracted through Jones’ contemporary perspective: the biographies of those who model the cast used to excavate the archives for formative sketch­es and decoration. The velvet ribbons of a vintage bag are transposed onto a new design; Karligraphy monograms taken from Lagerfeld’s final collection beaded onto boots.      The importance of family – both real and chosen – is celebrated through the cast who model the collection, who each inhabit glass vitrines transformed into rooms of their own. “Fendi represents arti­sanal quality of the highest order, and it is all about family,” Jones reflects. “It is in its third generation with a Fendi at its helm, and I am guest starring while bringing in the fourth. Here, I am surrounded by strong, powerful women who I love and respect, and want to bring their energy into what I do.”     #FendiCouture www.fendi.com

VALENTINO PRESENTS THE HAUTE COUTURE SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION
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VALENTINO PRESENTS THE HAUTE COUTURE SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion Week The rituals, the process, and the values of Couture are timeless. They celebrate the human: the mind that conceives and the hand that creates and gives value. Through a work process that sits above time, they produce timeless objects molded on the individual.     Time as a code and a value, to reset and reprogrammed in a Couture of today that updates classic rituals and processes through garments designed to express oneself, as anyone desires. Women, men: naturally, smoothly. A wardrobe that draws and opens up possibilities.     Verticality as a tension in which what is complex is resolved into vibrant simplicity. Fabric as a material elevated by handwork, as a texture that incites discovery and surprise. Raised on the highest heels, the long and lean silhouettes are accumulations of elements, stripped of every evident artifice, of prints and decorations, which up close appear different from how they look from afar. The pullover is in fact woven fabric; a solid surface swarms with petals, or dematerializes into folds of ribbons. Line, the texture of the fabric, the warm and cold neutrals and the acrylic glares, do all the talking. The apparent preciousness becomes silent, intimate, just as the interchangeable and protective simplicity of the pieces is intimate. Sudden, flashes of daring.     The temporal code of this recoded Couture becomes a digital tale in the collaboration with Robert Del Naja: a self-standing, complete document of the long process of the Atelier. The information on the making of, of the collection, the faces of the artisans, the time lapsed photo shoots of thework in progress on the tailoring dummy, become algorithmic sequences elaborated and set to music by the machine; trained by creative partner Mario Klingemann. The human feeds the mechanic, the manual activates a neural and digital process, in the quest for a new humanism.Through the synthetic lter of arti cial intelligence, the emotional aspect of Couture emerges,with the celebration and enhancement of human quality: a code that regenerates itself endlessly while remaining timeless.     #ValentinoHauteCouture #CodeTemporal The rituals, the process, and the values of Couture are timeless. They celebrate the human: the mind that conceives and the hand that creates and gives value. Through a work process that sits above time, they produce timeless objects molded on the individual.     Time as a code and a value, to reset and reprogrammed in a Couture of today that updates classic rituals and processes through garments designed to express oneself, as anyone desires. Women, men: naturally, smoothly. A wardrobe that draws and opens up possibilities.     Verticality as a tension in which what is complex is resolved into vibrant simplicity. Fabric as a material elevated by handwork, as a texture that incites discovery and surprise. Raised on the highest heels, the long and lean silhouettes are accumulations of elements, stripped of every evident artifice, of prints and decorations, which up close appear different from how they look from afar. The pullover is in fact woven fabric; a solid surface swarms with petals, or dematerializes into folds of ribbons. Line, the texture of the fabric, the warm and cold neutrals and the acrylic glares, do all the talking. The apparent preciousness becomes silent, intimate, just as the interchangeable and protective simplicity of the pieces is intimate. Sudden, flashes of daring.     The temporal code of this recoded Couture becomes a digital tale in the collaboration with Robert Del Naja: a self-standing, complete document of the long process of the Atelier. The information on the making of, of the collection, the faces of the artisans, the time lapsed photo shoots of thework in progress on the tailoring dummy, become algorithmic sequences elaborated and set to music by the machine; trained by creative partner Mario Klingemann. The human feeds the mechanic, the manual activates a neural and digital process, in the quest for a new humanism.Through the synthetic lter of arti cial intelligence, the emotional aspect of Couture emerges,with the celebration and enhancement of human quality: a code that regenerates itself endlessly while remaining timeless.     #ValentinoHauteCouture #CodeTemporal

GIORGIO ARMANI PRIVÉ PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION
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GIORGIO ARMANI PRIVÉ PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION

Fashion Week IT IS THE COLLECTIONS THAT TELL THE STORY OF GIORGIO ARMANI’S JOURNEY, HIS SENSE OF FREEDOM, HIS INDEPENDENCE FROM FLEETING TRENDS. AND IN THIS PRIVÉ COLLECTION, PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT PALAZZO ORSINI, THE HEART OF HIS MILANESE ATELIER WHERE CLOTHES ARE CONCEIVED AND TAKE SHAPE, ONE CAN DETECT A DESIRE FOR PERFECTION AND A PLEASURE TAKEN IN LIGHT AND COLOUR; THE RESULT CONVEYS THE PROFOUND AESTHETICS OF HAUTE COUTURE TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION.     MAKING A BALANCED USE OF FLUIDITY AND PROPORTIONS, OPPOSITES ALTERNATE AND MERGE. JACKETS ARE DESIGNED TO SKIM THE BODY, AND DELICATE EMBROIDERED SLIP DRESSES FEATURE ALONGSIDE SENSUAL FLOWING SATIN TUNICS AND VOLUMINOUS DRESSES COVERED WITH CRYSTALS. PINSTRIPE FABRICS WITH A MASCULINE TEXTURE AND LAMÉ WITH GREY-GOLD HIGHLIGHTS, SATIN AND ORGANZA, TULLE AND WASHED SILK, DEFINED BY FLOUNCES AND TOUCHES OF MIDNIGHT BLUE VELVET: AN UNEXPECTED AUTUMNAL GLOW ON SUMMER LIGHTNESS.     THE COLOUR PALETTE RANGES FROM MAGENTA RED AND AQUA GREEN, PRUSSIAN BLUE AND COBALT BLUE, TO GREY AND GREIGE. THE UNEXPECTED GLOW OF MICRO-CRYSTALS AND SEQUINS SHINES OVER EVERYTHING, EMBLEMATIC OF THE EXPERT CRAFTSMANSHIP AND CAREFUL EXECUTION OF THESE GARMENTS. FLORAL EMBROIDERY ON TULLE DELICATELY BLURS THE COLOURS. A GEOMETRIC STUDY OF NECKLINES CLEVERLY DEFINES THE DRESSES. EVERYTHING IS LIGHTNESS. EVERYTHING IS COLOUR, AND A NEW JOYFULNESS.     CONTRARY TO EXPECTATIONS, DUE TO THE ONGOING HEALTH EMERGENCY, THE SHOW TOOK PLACE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE, AND WAS STREAMED AS PART OF THE PARIS HAUTE COUTURE CALENDAR. THE SHOW WAS ALSO BROADCAST THROUGH THE BRAND’S SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS. GIORGIO ARMANI THUS CONTINUES HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WHO WERE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF FASHION AND ITS HIGHEST EXPRESSION, AS THEY DID IN 2007, WHEN, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THEY WERE ABLE TO ATTEND THE ARMANI PRIVÉ FASHION SHOW, WHICH WAS BROADCASTED AS A LIVE STREAM FROM PARIS.     GIORGIO ARMANI SAID: ‘COUTURE IS ROOTED IN FASHION HISTORY. IT REPRESENTS THE PINNACLE OF CREATIVITY AND SARTORIAL SKILL, BUT IS A WORLD AVAILABLE ONLY TO VERY FEW. TODAY, THROUGH THE DEMOCRACY OF THE INTERNET, WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER A FRONT ROW SEAT TO EVERYONE.’ IT IS THE COLLECTIONS THAT TELL THE STORY OF GIORGIO ARMANI’S JOURNEY, HIS SENSE OF FREEDOM, HIS INDEPENDENCE FROM FLEETING TRENDS. AND IN THIS PRIVÉ COLLECTION, PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT PALAZZO ORSINI, THE HEART OF HIS MILANESE ATELIER WHERE CLOTHES ARE CONCEIVED AND TAKE SHAPE, ONE CAN DETECT A DESIRE FOR PERFECTION AND A PLEASURE TAKEN IN LIGHT AND COLOUR; THE RESULT CONVEYS THE PROFOUND AESTHETICS OF HAUTE COUTURE TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION.     MAKING A BALANCED USE OF FLUIDITY AND PROPORTIONS, OPPOSITES ALTERNATE AND MERGE. JACKETS ARE DESIGNED TO SKIM THE BODY, AND DELICATE EMBROIDERED SLIP DRESSES FEATURE ALONGSIDE SENSUAL FLOWING SATIN TUNICS AND VOLUMINOUS DRESSES COVERED WITH CRYSTALS. PINSTRIPE FABRICS WITH A MASCULINE TEXTURE AND LAMÉ WITH GREY-GOLD HIGHLIGHTS, SATIN AND ORGANZA, TULLE AND WASHED SILK, DEFINED BY FLOUNCES AND TOUCHES OF MIDNIGHT BLUE VELVET: AN UNEXPECTED AUTUMNAL GLOW ON SUMMER LIGHTNESS.     THE COLOUR PALETTE RANGES FROM MAGENTA RED AND AQUA GREEN, PRUSSIAN BLUE AND COBALT BLUE, TO GREY AND GREIGE. THE UNEXPECTED GLOW OF MICRO-CRYSTALS AND SEQUINS SHINES OVER EVERYTHING, EMBLEMATIC OF THE EXPERT CRAFTSMANSHIP AND CAREFUL EXECUTION OF THESE GARMENTS. FLORAL EMBROIDERY ON TULLE DELICATELY BLURS THE COLOURS. A GEOMETRIC STUDY OF NECKLINES CLEVERLY DEFINES THE DRESSES. EVERYTHING IS LIGHTNESS. EVERYTHING IS COLOUR, AND A NEW JOYFULNESS.     CONTRARY TO EXPECTATIONS, DUE TO THE ONGOING HEALTH EMERGENCY, THE SHOW TOOK PLACE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE, AND WAS STREAMED AS PART OF THE PARIS HAUTE COUTURE CALENDAR. THE SHOW WAS ALSO BROADCAST THROUGH THE BRAND’S SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS. GIORGIO ARMANI THUS CONTINUES HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WHO WERE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF FASHION AND ITS HIGHEST EXPRESSION, AS THEY DID IN 2007, WHEN, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THEY WERE ABLE TO ATTEND THE ARMANI PRIVÉ FASHION SHOW, WHICH WAS BROADCASTED AS A LIVE STREAM FROM PARIS.     GIORGIO ARMANI SAID: ‘COUTURE IS ROOTED IN FASHION HISTORY. IT REPRESENTS THE PINNACLE OF CREATIVITY AND SARTORIAL SKILL, BUT IS A WORLD AVAILABLE ONLY TO VERY FEW. TODAY, THROUGH THE DEMOCRACY OF THE INTERNET, WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER A FRONT ROW SEAT TO EVERYONE.’

CHANEL presents the Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection
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CHANEL presents the Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection

Fashion Week For the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture show, Virginie Viard called upon photographer, filmmaker and graphic designer Anton Corbijn to stage the silhouettes of the collection in a series of "family portraits", brought together in an album with a camellia on the cover, also painted by the Dutch artist.     In these photographs, the models from the show pose in the heart of the new Haute Couture Salons at 31 rue Cambon in Paris, redecorated in the spirit of Gabrielle Chanel by the Parisian interior designerJacques Grange, and inaugurated this month.     The CHANEL ambassadors Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Depp and Alma Jodorowsky as well as the friends of the House Joana Preiss and Izïa Higelin were also photographed in this exceptional setting, dressed in creations from previous CHANEL collections.       #CHANELHauteCouture For the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture show, Virginie Viard called upon photographer, filmmaker and graphic designer Anton Corbijn to stage the silhouettes of the collection in a series of "family portraits", brought together in an album with a camellia on the cover, also painted by the Dutch artist.     In these photographs, the models from the show pose in the heart of the new Haute Couture Salons at 31 rue Cambon in Paris, redecorated in the spirit of Gabrielle Chanel by the Parisian interior designerJacques Grange, and inaugurated this month.     The CHANEL ambassadors Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Depp and Alma Jodorowsky as well as the friends of the House Joana Preiss and Izïa Higelin were also photographed in this exceptional setting, dressed in creations from previous CHANEL collections.       #CHANELHauteCouture

Christian Dior presents the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2021 Collection
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Christian Dior presents the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2021 Collection

Fashion Week Christian Dior was passionate about the divinatory arts and signs of destiny. His autobiography is punctuated with often fateful encounters with visionary personalities: “It will be extraordinary. Your house will revolutionize fashion!” he recalled of a prophecy come true.     Tarot cards are among the keys to accessing the magical realm, to explore the unknown while fearlessly looking deep inside oneself. Maria Grazia Chiuri immediately felt a connection with these imaginary worlds and this visual language whose symbolic lexicon is rich in complex and fascinating characters. In uncertain times marked by a palpable desire to reconnect with the world’s soul, Maria Grazia Chiuri wished to explore, through the spring-summer 2021 haute couture collection, the mysterious and pluralistic beauty of the tarot in a series of dresses featuring virtuoso constructions; manifest proof that couture remains the ultimate territory of experimentation and possibility.     A series of extraordinary evening gowns features abstract constructions, some with veritable bas-relief openwork bodices punctuated with illustrations by Pietro Ruffo. In this spirit, the Roman artist created a singular deck of cards in which characters disclose the graphic energy of the symbols. Dior gray appears in tweed, cashmere and organza on shirts, skirts, pants and capes. Meanwhile, the Bar jacket is revisited in black velvet, its curves reinterpreted to express a new attitude.     In his staging of these haute couture creations, Matteo Garrone, one of Italy’s most high-profile directors, builds on the narrative iconography by drawing on the visual force of the Visconti-Sforza tarot. Decorated by the illuminator Bonifacio Bembo for the Duke of Milan in the 15th century, this tarot deck illustrates the marvelous tale of this collection. Splendid cards embellished in gold, enamel, and vegetal and geometric interlacing have a solemn and enigmatic presence, revealing an inner journey, like an adventure of self- discovery. A voyage to the heart of a castle populated by characters embodying the major arcana who question and disorient, inviting the viewer to look at the world from a new perspective. In the director’s interpretation, this quest surpasses gender boundaries, presenting a synthesis of masculine and feminine in a new heraldic mythology evoking the enchanted worlds Matteo Garrone loves.     A clairvoyant asks to draw a card in a deck designed as a catalogue of possibilities, a cryptic dictionary of the world. The High Priestess, the Empress, Justice, and the Fool are notably sublimated through excellence of savoir-faire celebrating the art of weaving: lace is inlaid with hand-painted embellishments, golden velvet is enlivened with the signs of the zodiac and precious jacquards are sprinkled with stars, while a cape in multicolored feathers showcases 3D volumes.     In this story, the insider always needs the feminine complement and vice versa, because only such a fusion makes it possible to approach a formative path leading to self-awareness. As Italo Calvino points out in The Castle of Crossed Destinies: “The world has to be read upside-down”.     Christian Dior was passionate about the divinatory arts and signs of destiny. His autobiography is punctuated with often fateful encounters with visionary personalities: “It will be extraordinary. Your house will revolutionize fashion!” he recalled of a prophecy come true.     Tarot cards are among the keys to accessing the magical realm, to explore the unknown while fearlessly looking deep inside oneself. Maria Grazia Chiuri immediately felt a connection with these imaginary worlds and this visual language whose symbolic lexicon is rich in complex and fascinating characters. In uncertain times marked by a palpable desire to reconnect with the world’s soul, Maria Grazia Chiuri wished to explore, through the spring-summer 2021 haute couture collection, the mysterious and pluralistic beauty of the tarot in a series of dresses featuring virtuoso constructions; manifest proof that couture remains the ultimate territory of experimentation and possibility.     A series of extraordinary evening gowns features abstract constructions, some with veritable bas-relief openwork bodices punctuated with illustrations by Pietro Ruffo. In this spirit, the Roman artist created a singular deck of cards in which characters disclose the graphic energy of the symbols. Dior gray appears in tweed, cashmere and organza on shirts, skirts, pants and capes. Meanwhile, the Bar jacket is revisited in black velvet, its curves reinterpreted to express a new attitude.     In his staging of these haute couture creations, Matteo Garrone, one of Italy’s most high-profile directors, builds on the narrative iconography by drawing on the visual force of the Visconti-Sforza tarot. Decorated by the illuminator Bonifacio Bembo for the Duke of Milan in the 15th century, this tarot deck illustrates the marvelous tale of this collection. Splendid cards embellished in gold, enamel, and vegetal and geometric interlacing have a solemn and enigmatic presence, revealing an inner journey, like an adventure of self- discovery. A voyage to the heart of a castle populated by characters embodying the major arcana who question and disorient, inviting the viewer to look at the world from a new perspective. In the director’s interpretation, this quest surpasses gender boundaries, presenting a synthesis of masculine and feminine in a new heraldic mythology evoking the enchanted worlds Matteo Garrone loves.     A clairvoyant asks to draw a card in a deck designed as a catalogue of possibilities, a cryptic dictionary of the world. The High Priestess, the Empress, Justice, and the Fool are notably sublimated through excellence of savoir-faire celebrating the art of weaving: lace is inlaid with hand-painted embellishments, golden velvet is enlivened with the signs of the zodiac and precious jacquards are sprinkled with stars, while a cape in multicolored feathers showcases 3D volumes.     In this story, the insider always needs the feminine complement and vice versa, because only such a fusion makes it possible to approach a formative path leading to self-awareness. As Italo Calvino points out in The Castle of Crossed Destinies: “The world has to be read upside-down”.    

LOEWE presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021
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LOEWE presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week All cut up: the LOEWE Fall Winter 2021 men's runway collection presents a collage of dream-like fictional characters—cutting and rearranging becomes an act of editing and inventing.     Creative director Jonathan Anderson keeps the expression dry and the spirit light, with clean silhouettes and precise cuts. Tribute is paid to the work of artist Joe Brainard through prints and jacquards that run over garments and accessories, but it is also celebrated as a method and mindset: collage. T-shirts and jumpers are multiplied into triplets; sheets with artworks are printed bluntly onto the front and lapels of a blazer.     A detour amongst the tropes, the clichés even, of iconic subcultures unfolds. Different elements are sliced, dissected, distorted, dried up and then assembled again in subversive disorder: the stripy jumpers of grunge, the humongous trousers and wallabees of rave, the bondage stovepipes and mohair knits of punk, the shaggy shearling of hippies, the black of beatniks and the duffel coats of mods. The classicism of the trenchcoat and plain utilitarianism of the peacoat are also subverted. The angularity and bright colors of new wave polish everything off with a bang.     Ajour jumpers. Coats that ow and move. Cardigans with matching culottes. Triple tops. Leather bondage trousers. Collage prints. Extra baggy trousers. A sense of thoughtful accumulation: each garment is a collage, therefore the look becomes a collage of collages.     Key footwear styles include Chelsea boots, suede boots and wallabees. Highlight bags featuring Joe Brainard’s work include a round bumbag and roll top backpack in printed nylon, and the multifaceted Puzzle bag and bumbag in classic calf with leather marquetry—each emblazoned with the artist’s iconic Pansies. Double handle totes appear in Anagram jacquard and calf, as well as classic calf and canvas combinations. All cut up: the LOEWE Fall Winter 2021 men's runway collection presents a collage of dream-like fictional characters—cutting and rearranging becomes an act of editing and inventing.     Creative director Jonathan Anderson keeps the expression dry and the spirit light, with clean silhouettes and precise cuts. Tribute is paid to the work of artist Joe Brainard through prints and jacquards that run over garments and accessories, but it is also celebrated as a method and mindset: collage. T-shirts and jumpers are multiplied into triplets; sheets with artworks are printed bluntly onto the front and lapels of a blazer.     A detour amongst the tropes, the clichés even, of iconic subcultures unfolds. Different elements are sliced, dissected, distorted, dried up and then assembled again in subversive disorder: the stripy jumpers of grunge, the humongous trousers and wallabees of rave, the bondage stovepipes and mohair knits of punk, the shaggy shearling of hippies, the black of beatniks and the duffel coats of mods. The classicism of the trenchcoat and plain utilitarianism of the peacoat are also subverted. The angularity and bright colors of new wave polish everything off with a bang.     Ajour jumpers. Coats that ow and move. Cardigans with matching culottes. Triple tops. Leather bondage trousers. Collage prints. Extra baggy trousers. A sense of thoughtful accumulation: each garment is a collage, therefore the look becomes a collage of collages.     Key footwear styles include Chelsea boots, suede boots and wallabees. Highlight bags featuring Joe Brainard’s work include a round bumbag and roll top backpack in printed nylon, and the multifaceted Puzzle bag and bumbag in classic calf with leather marquetry—each emblazoned with the artist’s iconic Pansies. Double handle totes appear in Anagram jacquard and calf, as well as classic calf and canvas combinations.

Alled-Martinez presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021
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Alled-Martinez presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week Alled-Martinez ́s Fall-Winter 2021 Collection explores the aesthetics of real experiences close to designer Archie Alled-Martinez revisiting the foundations of the brand and recalling the key terms that shape its spirit: daringness, comfort and a rather cheeky elegance.     This short film shot at designer ́s hometown stars a young cast of local collaborators of the brand fully styled in Alled-Martinez that, powered by the boldness often offered to us by night, take us to Archie ́s personal imaginarium and help us contextualising the inspirations behind his FW21.     Insisting in the importance the brand places in the cut, the textiles and a perfect fitting, Alled- Martinez rediscovers its appeal reinforcing the comfort and wearability of its garments.     To the slinky-yet-sleek tailoring, signature styles of the brand, Alled-Martinez introduces new elements that emphasize his devotion for the technical aspects of his work. Velour, devoré/see- through effect garments or the illusion moiré pieces are some of the most remarkable features this season, all of them helping defy our preconceived ideas of where the limits of knitwear can be. Alled-Martinez ́s Fall-Winter 2021 Collection explores the aesthetics of real experiences close to designer Archie Alled-Martinez revisiting the foundations of the brand and recalling the key terms that shape its spirit: daringness, comfort and a rather cheeky elegance.     This short film shot at designer ́s hometown stars a young cast of local collaborators of the brand fully styled in Alled-Martinez that, powered by the boldness often offered to us by night, take us to Archie ́s personal imaginarium and help us contextualising the inspirations behind his FW21.     Insisting in the importance the brand places in the cut, the textiles and a perfect fitting, Alled- Martinez rediscovers its appeal reinforcing the comfort and wearability of its garments.     To the slinky-yet-sleek tailoring, signature styles of the brand, Alled-Martinez introduces new elements that emphasize his devotion for the technical aspects of his work. Velour, devoré/see- through effect garments or the illusion moiré pieces are some of the most remarkable features this season, all of them helping defy our preconceived ideas of where the limits of knitwear can be.

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