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Daily Paper and Van Gogh Museum Reunite for a Second Collaborative Line
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Daily Paper and Van Gogh Museum Reunite for a Second Collaborative Line

Fashion For the Fall/Winter 2020 season, Daily Paper and the Van Gogh Museum reprise for a second collaboration which sees a selection of legendary Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork reinterpreted and reproduced on a collection of winter-ready garments. While the first Daily Paper x Van Gogh Museum explored the subject matter of Van Gogh’s art, for this second collaboration we turn our gaze back upon the artist himself. We hope to inspire and educate a generation by connecting the dots between the old and new. Read the full press release and download the assets below. The Daily Paper x Van Gogh Museum collection is priced from €70 - €280 and will be available at Daily Paper and Van Gogh Museum online websites, both storefronts, and selected retailers worldwide from October 2, 2020, 12 PM CET.   Collection: Van Gogh’s Body of Work Translated into Winter Garments: This sophomore capsule sees the evolution of concepts explored in our debut collection, with several of Van Gogh’s most iconic pieces of artwork executed as graphics on street-ready winter outerwear. New silhouettes this season include Daily Paper’s signature puffer jacket adorned with an allover print of the Dutch artist’s The Potato Eaters (1885) alongside some of his floral compositions. Elsewhere, the Daily Paper cold-weather essentials like the reversible bomber jacket, woven beanie and scarf are elevated through the dual-branded logo that is a hallmark of the collaboration. Alongside sportswear staples like tees and hoodies, other highlights include floral printed denim jeans and tote and two-toned split shirting.   For the Fall/Winter 2020 season, Daily Paper and the Van Gogh Museum reprise for a second collaboration which sees a selection of legendary Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork reinterpreted and reproduced on a collection of winter-ready garments. While the first Daily Paper x Van Gogh Museum explored the subject matter of Van Gogh’s art, for this second collaboration we turn our gaze back upon the artist himself. We hope to inspire and educate a generation by connecting the dots between the old and new. Read the full press release and download the assets below. The Daily Paper x Van Gogh Museum collection is priced from €70 - €280 and will be available at Daily Paper and Van Gogh Museum online websites, both storefronts, and selected retailers worldwide from October 2, 2020, 12 PM CET.   Collection: Van Gogh’s Body of Work Translated into Winter Garments: This sophomore capsule sees the evolution of concepts explored in our debut collection, with several of Van Gogh’s most iconic pieces of artwork executed as graphics on street-ready winter outerwear. New silhouettes this season include Daily Paper’s signature puffer jacket adorned with an allover print of the Dutch artist’s The Potato Eaters (1885) alongside some of his floral compositions. Elsewhere, the Daily Paper cold-weather essentials like the reversible bomber jacket, woven beanie and scarf are elevated through the dual-branded logo that is a hallmark of the collaboration. Alongside sportswear staples like tees and hoodies, other highlights include floral printed denim jeans and tote and two-toned split shirting.  

LOEWE WOMEN’S SPRING SUMMER 2021 SHOW-ON-THE-WALL
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LOEWE WOMEN’S SPRING SUMMER 2021 SHOW-ON-THE-WALL

Fashion Week The LOEWE SS21 Show-on-the-Wall will feature a series of online content to expand and enrich the personal experience of putting together and enjoying a paper show. The events will be aired throughout the day on the LOEWE social media channels. The idea is to offer deeper knowledge about the collection, the show concept and the artists involved, as well as entertainment, creating an experience that further enhances the identity of LOEWE as a cultural brand. The content will follow a xed agenda, with additional elements being added throughout the day.   Anthea Hamilton’s Collaboration British artist Anthea Hamilton (b. 1978) has created a unique wallpaper for this collection. Hamilton works in sculpture, installation and performance and is fascinated by the multiple meanings and resonances an image can provoke. Unexpected juxtapositions and surreal collisions of form and material abound in her work, with detours through the worlds of art, music, fashion and popular culture: from postmodern architecture or Japanese Noh and Kabuki theatre. Hamilton’s wallpaper Sr Jeanne Wavy Boots w. Gazanias and Snails (2020) is a collage of a boot and flower motif which frequently reoccur in her work. The wallpaper was designed as the backdrop for the SS21 collection and has been transformed into a textile as part of the collection. Hamilton has collaborated with LOEWE on several occasions, including for her major installation The Squash at Tate Britain in 2018. Her monumental Vulcano Table (2014) is part of the Loewe Foundation Art Collection and is currently installed in the Casa Loewe store on London’s Bond Street. The LOEWE SS21 Show-on-the-Wall will feature a series of online content to expand and enrich the personal experience of putting together and enjoying a paper show. The events will be aired throughout the day on the LOEWE social media channels. The idea is to offer deeper knowledge about the collection, the show concept and the artists involved, as well as entertainment, creating an experience that further enhances the identity of LOEWE as a cultural brand. The content will follow a xed agenda, with additional elements being added throughout the day.   Anthea Hamilton’s Collaboration British artist Anthea Hamilton (b. 1978) has created a unique wallpaper for this collection. Hamilton works in sculpture, installation and performance and is fascinated by the multiple meanings and resonances an image can provoke. Unexpected juxtapositions and surreal collisions of form and material abound in her work, with detours through the worlds of art, music, fashion and popular culture: from postmodern architecture or Japanese Noh and Kabuki theatre. Hamilton’s wallpaper Sr Jeanne Wavy Boots w. Gazanias and Snails (2020) is a collage of a boot and flower motif which frequently reoccur in her work. The wallpaper was designed as the backdrop for the SS21 collection and has been transformed into a textile as part of the collection. Hamilton has collaborated with LOEWE on several occasions, including for her major installation The Squash at Tate Britain in 2018. Her monumental Vulcano Table (2014) is part of the Loewe Foundation Art Collection and is currently installed in the Casa Loewe store on London’s Bond Street.

UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat Opened Today
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UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat Opened Today

Fashion The Japanese retailer UNIQLO opened the doors of its first store in The Hague and second store in The Netherlands today at 10:00am. UNIQLO announces that it is proud to be able to offer LifeWear to the residents and visitors of this dynamic city.       For the opening of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store, the retailer partnered with various local talents in order to showcase their work. As part of this, two fashion students of the ROC Mondriaan school joined an upcycling project for which they created two entirely new designs using items of the UNIQLO Recycle program. The creations are on display in one of the windows of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store for the month of October. In addition, a Limited Edition Eco Tote Bag has been created incorporating a unique design by local illustrator Wies van der Wal. The Tote Bag is available to purchase at UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat at a price of €1,90.     On the first floor of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store, a seating area has been set up in collaboration with Studio Perspective, who promote Dutch Design furniture items which are all locally produced in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.      Honoring The Hague, known for being one of the greenest cities of the Netherlands, a real garden has been recreated at the heart of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store. Inspired by the traditional Japanese Garden at Park Clingendael, the garden incorporates true Japanese elements such as bonsai trees and green moss.       The Japanese retailer UNIQLO opened the doors of its first store in The Hague and second store in The Netherlands today at 10:00am. UNIQLO announces that it is proud to be able to offer LifeWear to the residents and visitors of this dynamic city.       For the opening of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store, the retailer partnered with various local talents in order to showcase their work. As part of this, two fashion students of the ROC Mondriaan school joined an upcycling project for which they created two entirely new designs using items of the UNIQLO Recycle program. The creations are on display in one of the windows of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store for the month of October. In addition, a Limited Edition Eco Tote Bag has been created incorporating a unique design by local illustrator Wies van der Wal. The Tote Bag is available to purchase at UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat at a price of €1,90.     On the first floor of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store, a seating area has been set up in collaboration with Studio Perspective, who promote Dutch Design furniture items which are all locally produced in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.      Honoring The Hague, known for being one of the greenest cities of the Netherlands, a real garden has been recreated at the heart of the UNIQLO Grote Marktstraat store. Inspired by the traditional Japanese Garden at Park Clingendael, the garden incorporates true Japanese elements such as bonsai trees and green moss.      

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HELMUT LANG X ANTHONY VACCARELLO SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE
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HELMUT LANG X ANTHONY VACCARELLO SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE

Design As part of the Saint Laurent Rive Droite project, Anthony Vaccarello has decided to give his creations to artist Helmut Lang to exert as raw materials for a set of unique sculptures.   In his quest for new partnerships and ideas to expand the identity of Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello has handpicked Helmut Lang, whose body of work in fashion re ect a strict construction that can be seen as an underground in uence upon Anthony’s vision. He has always admired and respected Helmut Lang, who made a name for himself from the late 80s and on by inventing a brand new design language that is still the ultimate embodiment of minimalism, modernity and restrained opulence. Helmut has been part of Anthony Vaccarello’s inspiration as a designer but also as a person who always made the right choice. Also concerned with modern issues like sustainability, durability, lasting power of the ever-shifting nature of fashion collections and cycles, Anthony Vaccarello has found the perfect interlocutor for a project that is also a dialogue.   Helmut Lang questioned the very de nition of luxury and the meaning of the clothes’ function. He initiated with close artists, Louise Bourgeois and Jenny Holzer, which turned into a habit in the 21st century: a collaboration between an artist and a fashion designer. These close links put new interrogations at the forefront of the ever-evolving fashion industry: fashion a form of applied art, the time-frame of fashion creations, its more or less perennial impact on global culture are probably the only two who are still at the heart of today’s discussions. With that background and creative philosophy, it seemed natural for the designer to turn to art full-time in 2005. His unique ability to turn items, either raw or discarded, into pieces of art, made him the perfect partner for this project.   Anthony Vaccarello invited him to work with past collections he made for Saint Laurent, thus contributing, in a sel ess gesture, to the transmutation of his creations for the house into another form of art. Clothing and accessory prototypes, garments and jewels left un nished and deserted, remaining testimonies of Anthony Vaccarello’s creativity has been morphed into a new life. Shredded, mixed with a pigmented resin then molded in aluminum, these former fashion objects will become primal totems with unique textures reminiscing both, a precious past and a promising future. The sculptures will be displayed at Rive Droite, rst in Paris, then in Los Angeles and will be available for sale. As part of the Saint Laurent Rive Droite project, Anthony Vaccarello has decided to give his creations to artist Helmut Lang to exert as raw materials for a set of unique sculptures.   In his quest for new partnerships and ideas to expand the identity of Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello has handpicked Helmut Lang, whose body of work in fashion re ect a strict construction that can be seen as an underground in uence upon Anthony’s vision. He has always admired and respected Helmut Lang, who made a name for himself from the late 80s and on by inventing a brand new design language that is still the ultimate embodiment of minimalism, modernity and restrained opulence. Helmut has been part of Anthony Vaccarello’s inspiration as a designer but also as a person who always made the right choice. Also concerned with modern issues like sustainability, durability, lasting power of the ever-shifting nature of fashion collections and cycles, Anthony Vaccarello has found the perfect interlocutor for a project that is also a dialogue.   Helmut Lang questioned the very de nition of luxury and the meaning of the clothes’ function. He initiated with close artists, Louise Bourgeois and Jenny Holzer, which turned into a habit in the 21st century: a collaboration between an artist and a fashion designer. These close links put new interrogations at the forefront of the ever-evolving fashion industry: fashion a form of applied art, the time-frame of fashion creations, its more or less perennial impact on global culture are probably the only two who are still at the heart of today’s discussions. With that background and creative philosophy, it seemed natural for the designer to turn to art full-time in 2005. His unique ability to turn items, either raw or discarded, into pieces of art, made him the perfect partner for this project.   Anthony Vaccarello invited him to work with past collections he made for Saint Laurent, thus contributing, in a sel ess gesture, to the transmutation of his creations for the house into another form of art. Clothing and accessory prototypes, garments and jewels left un nished and deserted, remaining testimonies of Anthony Vaccarello’s creativity has been morphed into a new life. Shredded, mixed with a pigmented resin then molded in aluminum, these former fashion objects will become primal totems with unique textures reminiscing both, a precious past and a promising future. The sculptures will be displayed at Rive Droite, rst in Paris, then in Los Angeles and will be available for sale.

Dries Van Noten The collections for Women & Men S/S 2021
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Dries Van Noten The collections for Women & Men S/S 2021

Fashion Week Bold, optimistic, colourful, light, pure, fun, sculpted, easy, kinetic, frank, joyous, vivid, warm and stark, jubilant, powerful. A minimum od artifice. The visionary films of New Zealand artist Len Lye. He pioneered harnessing motion in art. Filmed in the 1920s–1940s, with colour painted and motives scratched on the celluloid, they were precursors of the psychedelia that would follow only forty years later. A fashion shoot by Viviane Sassen. An homage to the powerful role fashion editorial and imagery has played in fashion. The uplifting joy of a perfect moment. A bright windy, sunny day on the beach. Billowing pure white clouds race across a clear blue sky. Energy is high. The narrative of folklore is evoked with traditional embroidery techniques. A point of view shared for our collections for Women and Men.     FORM: The challenge was to capture movement and optimism in dress. Pure lines that span many attitudes of dress from the sublimation of couture to utility in workwear. From constructed balloon sleeves to a simple patch pocket chino. Many looks for women and men have shorts as a foundation. The lines between traditions of garment structure for men and women are blurred. High waisted skirts and pants. Exaggerated wide scooped necklines on constructed garments are mirrored in shirting. Vivid one-piece bathing suits for women for the first-ever time. Light caftans for the beach. Ties draw scalloped forms on backs.     FABRICS: The crisp and comforting simplicity of cottons. The airy light movement of organza. Contrasts in opacity and hand. Summer suiting and shirting, Large mesh, Silk organza bonded to linen, Casual sweats, chinos, silk cloque.   PRINT & EMBELLISHMENT: All printed motifs are derived from frames captured from the films of Len Lye. A new take on print and embroidery. A graphic play with light and shadow. The reality and illusion of dancing in a projection. Motifs from one printed garment invade another – prints from a skirt move onto the lapel of a jacket. What appear as simple stripes are shards of light cast through a louver shutter captured and printed. Stripes undulating across garments almost bring optical interference. The word ‘You’ is printed orembroidered on tops to encourage an end to the era of ‘Me’. The largecircle of a spotlight in vivid colours seems projected on the wearer. The romance of verdant green palm trees. The traditional craft of needlework in optic white. Laser cuts in leather seem as ‘Broderie Anglaise’ or lace. The exuberance of ruffles. Len Lye’s essay on movement in art is printed in its entirety on garments that will ‘drop’ later in the season.   ACCESSORIES:  Clutches seem caught in a vivid projection of colour and stripes. Shoes and open-toe sandals in Nappa leather mounted on our signature banana heel. Eyewear is colour coordinated with earrings and necklaces in micro beads.   PHOTOGRAPHY: Viviane Sassen   Bold, optimistic, colourful, light, pure, fun, sculpted, easy, kinetic, frank, joyous, vivid, warm and stark, jubilant, powerful. A minimum od artifice. The visionary films of New Zealand artist Len Lye. He pioneered harnessing motion in art. Filmed in the 1920s–1940s, with colour painted and motives scratched on the celluloid, they were precursors of the psychedelia that would follow only forty years later. A fashion shoot by Viviane Sassen. An homage to the powerful role fashion editorial and imagery has played in fashion. The uplifting joy of a perfect moment. A bright windy, sunny day on the beach. Billowing pure white clouds race across a clear blue sky. Energy is high. The narrative of folklore is evoked with traditional embroidery techniques. A point of view shared for our collections for Women and Men.     FORM: The challenge was to capture movement and optimism in dress. Pure lines that span many attitudes of dress from the sublimation of couture to utility in workwear. From constructed balloon sleeves to a simple patch pocket chino. Many looks for women and men have shorts as a foundation. The lines between traditions of garment structure for men and women are blurred. High waisted skirts and pants. Exaggerated wide scooped necklines on constructed garments are mirrored in shirting. Vivid one-piece bathing suits for women for the first-ever time. Light caftans for the beach. Ties draw scalloped forms on backs.     FABRICS: The crisp and comforting simplicity of cottons. The airy light movement of organza. Contrasts in opacity and hand. Summer suiting and shirting, Large mesh, Silk organza bonded to linen, Casual sweats, chinos, silk cloque.   PRINT & EMBELLISHMENT: All printed motifs are derived from frames captured from the films of Len Lye. A new take on print and embroidery. A graphic play with light and shadow. The reality and illusion of dancing in a projection. Motifs from one printed garment invade another – prints from a skirt move onto the lapel of a jacket. What appear as simple stripes are shards of light cast through a louver shutter captured and printed. Stripes undulating across garments almost bring optical interference. The word ‘You’ is printed orembroidered on tops to encourage an end to the era of ‘Me’. The largecircle of a spotlight in vivid colours seems projected on the wearer. The romance of verdant green palm trees. The traditional craft of needlework in optic white. Laser cuts in leather seem as ‘Broderie Anglaise’ or lace. The exuberance of ruffles. Len Lye’s essay on movement in art is printed in its entirety on garments that will ‘drop’ later in the season.   ACCESSORIES:  Clutches seem caught in a vivid projection of colour and stripes. Shoes and open-toe sandals in Nappa leather mounted on our signature banana heel. Eyewear is colour coordinated with earrings and necklaces in micro beads.   PHOTOGRAPHY: Viviane Sassen  

Giorgio Armani Men's and women's collections Spring/Summer 2021
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Giorgio Armani Men's and women's collections Spring/Summer 2021

Fashion Week These are timeless thoughts, as narrated by the voice of renowned and multi-awarded Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino in the 20-minutes video-documentary that precedes and introduces the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2021 show, and that, through an emotional edit of images, memories and archive interviews spans decades of Armani's dazzlingly consistent style, before making way to the new collection, broadcasted for the first time on television.   In the video-documentary, Giorgio Armani's language evolves relentlessly, whilst staying firm in its roots. It swings in subtle balances between rigour and sensuality, city and exoticism, purity and slight concessions to eccentricity. It is the result of a process of subtraction, which captures time and sublimates it, creating fashion that goes beyond fashion. Each new collection adds headwords to an expanding vocabulary, while reiterating a sense of elegance which puts the person at the centre.   For the Spring/Summer 2021 collection, silhouettes, for both men and women, are essential, soft, fluid: a blend of pure lines and neutral colours —grey, beige, black, blue— that light up with occasional geometries, swarming with rhythmic patterns, following an idea of ton sur ton that is real but also metaphorical, but never prevails over the rest. What emerges is the personality of a woman and a man who are free from aesthetic constraints, careful instead to express themselves through what they wear. Whether everything is matte or shimmering, it is the sense of measure that keeps asserting itself, overcoming time. These are timeless thoughts, as narrated by the voice of renowned and multi-awarded Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino in the 20-minutes video-documentary that precedes and introduces the Giorgio Armani Spring/Summer 2021 show, and that, through an emotional edit of images, memories and archive interviews spans decades of Armani's dazzlingly consistent style, before making way to the new collection, broadcasted for the first time on television.   In the video-documentary, Giorgio Armani's language evolves relentlessly, whilst staying firm in its roots. It swings in subtle balances between rigour and sensuality, city and exoticism, purity and slight concessions to eccentricity. It is the result of a process of subtraction, which captures time and sublimates it, creating fashion that goes beyond fashion. Each new collection adds headwords to an expanding vocabulary, while reiterating a sense of elegance which puts the person at the centre.   For the Spring/Summer 2021 collection, silhouettes, for both men and women, are essential, soft, fluid: a blend of pure lines and neutral colours —grey, beige, black, blue— that light up with occasional geometries, swarming with rhythmic patterns, following an idea of ton sur ton that is real but also metaphorical, but never prevails over the rest. What emerges is the personality of a woman and a man who are free from aesthetic constraints, careful instead to express themselves through what they wear. Whether everything is matte or shimmering, it is the sense of measure that keeps asserting itself, overcoming time.

DIOR for Spring & Summer 2021
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DIOR for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion Week For the Dior spring-summer 2021 ready-to-wear show, Maria Grazia Chiuri continues her committed reflection on the origins of fashion, and the meaning of cut and creation, as artistic lexicons in perpetual movement. Inspired by the work of Lucia Marcucci - an emblematic figure of the Italian avant-garde who designed the show's scenography - she chose the aesthetics of collage and visual poetry as a new space for expression. Patchworks of scarves in a mix of paisley and floral motifs, punctuated with lace fragments, accessorize a series of dresses and pants, opening up infinite possibilities for the imagination. Fascinated by the power of thought embodied by authors such as Virginia Woolf and Susan Sontag, the Creative Director of Dior women’s collections revisits the concept of clothing in its essence, from men’s shirts to sleek coats, celebrating the skills of cultures around the world, from Japan to Indonesia. A striking and magnetic choral work transcended by the female voices of the Sequenza 9.3 ensemble - directed by Catherine Simonpietri - (re)interpreting Lucia Ronchetti's Sangu di rosa and the Voceri tradition, like an ode to beauty in all its plurality. The ultimate surprise of this collective odyssey comes in the form of a unique visual work bridging reality and fiction by the filmmaker Alina Marazzi, a tribute to Lucia Marcucci mixing texts and textiles, voices and images. For the Dior spring-summer 2021 ready-to-wear show, Maria Grazia Chiuri continues her committed reflection on the origins of fashion, and the meaning of cut and creation, as artistic lexicons in perpetual movement. Inspired by the work of Lucia Marcucci - an emblematic figure of the Italian avant-garde who designed the show's scenography - she chose the aesthetics of collage and visual poetry as a new space for expression. Patchworks of scarves in a mix of paisley and floral motifs, punctuated with lace fragments, accessorize a series of dresses and pants, opening up infinite possibilities for the imagination. Fascinated by the power of thought embodied by authors such as Virginia Woolf and Susan Sontag, the Creative Director of Dior women’s collections revisits the concept of clothing in its essence, from men’s shirts to sleek coats, celebrating the skills of cultures around the world, from Japan to Indonesia. A striking and magnetic choral work transcended by the female voices of the Sequenza 9.3 ensemble - directed by Catherine Simonpietri - (re)interpreting Lucia Ronchetti's Sangu di rosa and the Voceri tradition, like an ode to beauty in all its plurality. The ultimate surprise of this collective odyssey comes in the form of a unique visual work bridging reality and fiction by the filmmaker Alina Marazzi, a tribute to Lucia Marcucci mixing texts and textiles, voices and images.

Elisabetta Franchi for SS21
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Elisabetta Franchi for SS21

Fashion Week The power of nature as a rebirth and a real fresh start is the common thread of the Spring/Summer 2021 collection by Elisabetta Franchi. The colours of spring dress the class and delicacy of an aristocratic woman, a refined and seductive but aware woman: a woman who chooses.   Elegant dresses, being the reflection of homes of yesteryear, cross the border of reality exploring shapes and colours that create a modern wardrobe with super classic details, which is capable of transmitting visions and memories, new desires and timeless values inherited. The woman by Elisabetta Franchi in this new collection walks the runway with iconic garments that embody the style codes of the Maison in the unmistakable model-making and in the scrupulous attention to quality through continuous research. The dialogue with nature inspires the colour palette, where lavender, the flagship colour and emblem of a dreamy and irrefutably feminine woman, is combined with neutral shades such as butter, lime, powder and rose gold, with some touches of amaranth. Floral patterns reveal harmonious garments capable of bewitching with their polite and luminous charm, ranging from lace and tulle dresses with silhouettes defined by more structured volumes, rhythmic flounces and ruffles, which remind of the light petals of a flower. The finest workmanship gives the sleeves the effect of a three- dimensional flower, which also materialises on dresses and tops featuring soft and never impudent lines. Evening dresses on chiffon bases, all-over embroidery of iridescent sequins and tulle express the Maison's mastery. Precious yarns interweave to create couture textures and volumes, while clouds of impalpably light ottoman wrap an iconic and timeless woman. The grand finale is an explosion of maxi skirts and snow-white shirts: the rigour of aristocracy, refinement and modesty is revisited and shattered by the energetic beauty and enchantment of a carousel of young girls in bloom. The power of nature as a rebirth and a real fresh start is the common thread of the Spring/Summer 2021 collection by Elisabetta Franchi. The colours of spring dress the class and delicacy of an aristocratic woman, a refined and seductive but aware woman: a woman who chooses.   Elegant dresses, being the reflection of homes of yesteryear, cross the border of reality exploring shapes and colours that create a modern wardrobe with super classic details, which is capable of transmitting visions and memories, new desires and timeless values inherited. The woman by Elisabetta Franchi in this new collection walks the runway with iconic garments that embody the style codes of the Maison in the unmistakable model-making and in the scrupulous attention to quality through continuous research. The dialogue with nature inspires the colour palette, where lavender, the flagship colour and emblem of a dreamy and irrefutably feminine woman, is combined with neutral shades such as butter, lime, powder and rose gold, with some touches of amaranth. Floral patterns reveal harmonious garments capable of bewitching with their polite and luminous charm, ranging from lace and tulle dresses with silhouettes defined by more structured volumes, rhythmic flounces and ruffles, which remind of the light petals of a flower. The finest workmanship gives the sleeves the effect of a three- dimensional flower, which also materialises on dresses and tops featuring soft and never impudent lines. Evening dresses on chiffon bases, all-over embroidery of iridescent sequins and tulle express the Maison's mastery. Precious yarns interweave to create couture textures and volumes, while clouds of impalpably light ottoman wrap an iconic and timeless woman. The grand finale is an explosion of maxi skirts and snow-white shirts: the rigour of aristocracy, refinement and modesty is revisited and shattered by the energetic beauty and enchantment of a carousel of young girls in bloom.

Gucci’s new Men’s Tailoring Campaign: Life of a Rock Star
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Gucci’s new Men’s Tailoring Campaign: Life of a Rock Star

Men For Gucci’s new men’s tailoring collection, Creative Director Alessandro Michele calls on three idiosyncratic musicians and chooses to work again with photographer and director Harmony Korine to conjure images of an archetypical rock star lifestyle, envisioning a meeting of eccentric creatives in a Californian modernist mansion, located in Los Angeles where the campaign was shot in February.   Among the bold architectural spaces and the wood, stone, glass and shagpile of this West Coast pad, musicians A$AP Rocky, Iggy Pop and Tyler, The Creator hang out with Iggy’s pet parrot, Biggy Pop, and its friend, a striking blue hyacinth macaw. The housemates goof about with their pets on the grassy terrace at night, at the kitchen table with a huge pot of spaghetti, and in the lounge in the afternoon sunlight. Together the trio have fun, and while each is undoubtedly a separate, powerful personality, their shared love of panache creates common ground.   Alessandro Michele’s eclectic vision put together these three cult artists, who have distinctive style, creating a strange, unexpected dialogue.  “The result is a group campaign with three men who I believe had fun too. There is always this image of eccentricity, because they are in fact eccentric themselves. A certain type of fun is also portrayed and the idea of how one’s obsession with appearances can create a kind of common ground that can become a sort of brotherhood. It was beautiful to see these three men together, seemingly different but very similar”, explains the Creative Director. “This is another chapter of this journey. With these campaigns, I am working on different ways of being elegant, and these three men embody this idea perfectly. I like to tell the story of elegance in completely arbitrary and unexpected ways. Perhaps elegance is something in the air that sometimes you are not even ready for. Male elegance can be unpredictable and strange.”     CREDITS: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Harmony Korine Hair: Paul Hanlon Make-up: Thomas De Kluyver Talents: A$AP Rocky; Iggy Pop; Tyler, The Creator For Gucci’s new men’s tailoring collection, Creative Director Alessandro Michele calls on three idiosyncratic musicians and chooses to work again with photographer and director Harmony Korine to conjure images of an archetypical rock star lifestyle, envisioning a meeting of eccentric creatives in a Californian modernist mansion, located in Los Angeles where the campaign was shot in February.   Among the bold architectural spaces and the wood, stone, glass and shagpile of this West Coast pad, musicians A$AP Rocky, Iggy Pop and Tyler, The Creator hang out with Iggy’s pet parrot, Biggy Pop, and its friend, a striking blue hyacinth macaw. The housemates goof about with their pets on the grassy terrace at night, at the kitchen table with a huge pot of spaghetti, and in the lounge in the afternoon sunlight. Together the trio have fun, and while each is undoubtedly a separate, powerful personality, their shared love of panache creates common ground.   Alessandro Michele’s eclectic vision put together these three cult artists, who have distinctive style, creating a strange, unexpected dialogue.  “The result is a group campaign with three men who I believe had fun too. There is always this image of eccentricity, because they are in fact eccentric themselves. A certain type of fun is also portrayed and the idea of how one’s obsession with appearances can create a kind of common ground that can become a sort of brotherhood. It was beautiful to see these three men together, seemingly different but very similar”, explains the Creative Director. “This is another chapter of this journey. With these campaigns, I am working on different ways of being elegant, and these three men embody this idea perfectly. I like to tell the story of elegance in completely arbitrary and unexpected ways. Perhaps elegance is something in the air that sometimes you are not even ready for. Male elegance can be unpredictable and strange.”     CREDITS: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Harmony Korine Hair: Paul Hanlon Make-up: Thomas De Kluyver Talents: A$AP Rocky; Iggy Pop; Tyler, The Creator

The House of Givenchy is pleased to present the first advertising campaign by its new Creative Director, Matthew M. Williams
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The House of Givenchy is pleased to present the first advertising campaign by its new Creative Director, Matthew M. Williams

Fashion The House of Givenchy is pleased to present the first advertising campaign by its new Creative Director, Matthew M. Williams.   In a series of images shot by the photographer Nick Knight, a longtime friend and collaborator, the designer lifts the veil on his aesthetic for Givenchy, revealing key hardware symbols that he will bring to the fore in collections for both women and men. Since his appointment as Creative Director of Givenchy in June 2020, Williams has been quietly honing a fresh, modern attitude for the Parisian fashion house. He began by drawing inspiration from his new life in Paris, incorporating beloved places and emblems into his designs. In particular, a picture he took of the celebrated ‘love locks’ adorning the bridges of Paris was the starting point for an original take on Givenchy signatures. Metallic symbols floating against gradated pastel grounds, creating a distinctive, street-edged tone. Williams infuses classic chains with his personal vision: flat and angular links are stylized into a “G” shape— a subtle yet immediately recognizable visual code denoting unity and interconnectedness.   Sophisticated unisex accessories express a symbiosis between the Givenchy universe and the designer’sflair with hardware. Gold-finish “Givenchy” locks nod to the U-lock design or come with a spare, narrow body and elongated shackle that closes with a textured screw. A padlock embossed with an exotic skin motif sports two asymmetrical piercings at its base so that its sibling locks can hook up, or not — an open invitation to make this iconic new symbol one’s own. For digital platforms, Williams oversaw a video, also shot by Knight, featuring custom vocals by another of his close friends, the rapper and songwriter Playboi Carti. Behind the scenes, the “work in progress”currently underway at Givenchy takes shape as images of the new House symbols cascade from a high- res printer and Carti riffs on right versus wrong pronunciations of the House’s name. In a daring choice for a debut campaign, Williams highlights Givenchy’s new symbols in still-lifes accentuated by scaled-down “Givenchy” and “4G” signatures, an assertion of discretion, worldliness and refinement.     The debut campaign by Matthew M. Williams for the House of Givenchy will break on September 26th, 2020. The House of Givenchy is pleased to present the first advertising campaign by its new Creative Director, Matthew M. Williams.   In a series of images shot by the photographer Nick Knight, a longtime friend and collaborator, the designer lifts the veil on his aesthetic for Givenchy, revealing key hardware symbols that he will bring to the fore in collections for both women and men. Since his appointment as Creative Director of Givenchy in June 2020, Williams has been quietly honing a fresh, modern attitude for the Parisian fashion house. He began by drawing inspiration from his new life in Paris, incorporating beloved places and emblems into his designs. In particular, a picture he took of the celebrated ‘love locks’ adorning the bridges of Paris was the starting point for an original take on Givenchy signatures. Metallic symbols floating against gradated pastel grounds, creating a distinctive, street-edged tone. Williams infuses classic chains with his personal vision: flat and angular links are stylized into a “G” shape— a subtle yet immediately recognizable visual code denoting unity and interconnectedness.   Sophisticated unisex accessories express a symbiosis between the Givenchy universe and the designer’sflair with hardware. Gold-finish “Givenchy” locks nod to the U-lock design or come with a spare, narrow body and elongated shackle that closes with a textured screw. A padlock embossed with an exotic skin motif sports two asymmetrical piercings at its base so that its sibling locks can hook up, or not — an open invitation to make this iconic new symbol one’s own. For digital platforms, Williams oversaw a video, also shot by Knight, featuring custom vocals by another of his close friends, the rapper and songwriter Playboi Carti. Behind the scenes, the “work in progress”currently underway at Givenchy takes shape as images of the new House symbols cascade from a high- res printer and Carti riffs on right versus wrong pronunciations of the House’s name. In a daring choice for a debut campaign, Williams highlights Givenchy’s new symbols in still-lifes accentuated by scaled-down “Givenchy” and “4G” signatures, an assertion of discretion, worldliness and refinement.     The debut campaign by Matthew M. Williams for the House of Givenchy will break on September 26th, 2020.

Louis Vuitton invites six artists to join its Artycapucines collection
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Louis Vuitton invites six artists to join its Artycapucines collection

Accessories The Artycapucines collection sees six leading contemporary artists bring their unique visions to Louis Vuitton’s modern classic bag: the Capucines.   Celebrated international artists Beatriz Milhazes, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Josh Smith, Henry Taylor, Liu Wei and Zhao Zhao have all created beautifully imagined and stunningly worked versions of the iconic Capucines bag.   The Artycapucines collection is further proof of Louis Vuitton’s unique ability and desire to use its innovative spirit and artisanal savoir-faire to help artists bring their ideas to life.     From the 30th October, each bag in the Artycapucines collection will be released in a limited edition of 200 in selected stores worldwide. The Artycapucines collection sees six leading contemporary artists bring their unique visions to Louis Vuitton’s modern classic bag: the Capucines.   Celebrated international artists Beatriz Milhazes, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Josh Smith, Henry Taylor, Liu Wei and Zhao Zhao have all created beautifully imagined and stunningly worked versions of the iconic Capucines bag.   The Artycapucines collection is further proof of Louis Vuitton’s unique ability and desire to use its innovative spirit and artisanal savoir-faire to help artists bring their ideas to life.     From the 30th October, each bag in the Artycapucines collection will be released in a limited edition of 200 in selected stores worldwide.

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