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Saint Laurent releases their new campaign starring Lenny Kravitz
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Saint Laurent releases their new campaign starring Lenny Kravitz

Men SAINT LAURENT for FALL WINTER 20   Art Direction: Anthony Vaccarello Director: David Sims Talent: Lenny Kravitz     #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello SAINT LAURENT for FALL WINTER 20   Art Direction: Anthony Vaccarello Director: David Sims Talent: Lenny Kravitz     #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello

Balmain x Mytheresa collaborate on a capsule collection
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Balmain x Mytheresa collaborate on a capsule collection

Fashion Luxury fashion online retailer Mytheresa and the historic Parisian fashion house of Balmain have collaborated on an exclusive men’s and women’s capsule collection, which will be available globally beginning June 24th, 2020.   For its second exclusive capsule collec on with Mytheresa, Balmain remains true to both the house’s impressive couture heritage and Creative Director Olivier Rousteing’s dis nctly modern outlook, with a 25-piece exclusive offering that ri s on the house’s signature bold silhouettes, favorite prints andiconic pieces. Many of the 20 womenswear styles play with a perfect-for-summer yellow version of the house’s familiar oversized houndstooth pa ern—with the distincive design decora ng swimsuits as well as a wrap skirt, dress, long cardigan and cropped top and jacket. Complimentary gold and yellow tones are found in many of the collec on’s other o erings. The skilled tailoring of the house’s atelier is evident, with Balmain’s con dence-boosting the helping to make dresses and jumpsuits stand out. The 5 menswear styles also look to familiar codes of the house, including the signature tailored double-breasted jacket that Rousteing has incorporated as part of his daily fashion uniform. The Balmain logo and distinctive monogram decorate men’s long-sleeved tees, shirts, baseball jackets and espadrilles.   “It’s easy to recognize that this is a Balmain o ering‘’, Olivier Rousteing explains: “You can quicklyspot many of the familiar codes of the house, with each given a light and sensual twist for the warmer summer days and nights that lie ahead. There's my favorite pied-de-poule (houndstooth) pa ern, our signature bu ons and an eye-catching reliance on golden tones—but I’d say that what truly makes this a Balmain capsule is the a tude that runs through the en re selec on. While my team and I worked on this exclusive capsule for Mytheresa, I thought about the Balmain Army—and I made sure that this collec on would o er them the type of choices that they would want to be packing into their weekend bags.‘’     The ‘Balmain x Mytheresa’ capsule will be available globally on Mytheresa from June 24th within adedicated editorial campaign directed by Mytheresa Global Creative Director Julian Paul and shot by Jana Gerberding in Berlin featuring models Jessie Bloemendaal, Michelle van Bijnen, and Malcolm Kelechi. Luxury fashion online retailer Mytheresa and the historic Parisian fashion house of Balmain have collaborated on an exclusive men’s and women’s capsule collection, which will be available globally beginning June 24th, 2020.   For its second exclusive capsule collec on with Mytheresa, Balmain remains true to both the house’s impressive couture heritage and Creative Director Olivier Rousteing’s dis nctly modern outlook, with a 25-piece exclusive offering that ri s on the house’s signature bold silhouettes, favorite prints andiconic pieces. Many of the 20 womenswear styles play with a perfect-for-summer yellow version of the house’s familiar oversized houndstooth pa ern—with the distincive design decora ng swimsuits as well as a wrap skirt, dress, long cardigan and cropped top and jacket. Complimentary gold and yellow tones are found in many of the collec on’s other o erings. The skilled tailoring of the house’s atelier is evident, with Balmain’s con dence-boosting the helping to make dresses and jumpsuits stand out. The 5 menswear styles also look to familiar codes of the house, including the signature tailored double-breasted jacket that Rousteing has incorporated as part of his daily fashion uniform. The Balmain logo and distinctive monogram decorate men’s long-sleeved tees, shirts, baseball jackets and espadrilles.   “It’s easy to recognize that this is a Balmain o ering‘’, Olivier Rousteing explains: “You can quicklyspot many of the familiar codes of the house, with each given a light and sensual twist for the warmer summer days and nights that lie ahead. There's my favorite pied-de-poule (houndstooth) pa ern, our signature bu ons and an eye-catching reliance on golden tones—but I’d say that what truly makes this a Balmain capsule is the a tude that runs through the en re selec on. While my team and I worked on this exclusive capsule for Mytheresa, I thought about the Balmain Army—and I made sure that this collec on would o er them the type of choices that they would want to be packing into their weekend bags.‘’     The ‘Balmain x Mytheresa’ capsule will be available globally on Mytheresa from June 24th within adedicated editorial campaign directed by Mytheresa Global Creative Director Julian Paul and shot by Jana Gerberding in Berlin featuring models Jessie Bloemendaal, Michelle van Bijnen, and Malcolm Kelechi.

FENDI's California Sky Collection featuring Joshua Vides' vibrant graphics
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FENDI's California Sky Collection featuring Joshua Vides' vibrant graphics

Fashion FENDI brings a touch of dynamic, free spirited Californian vibe to its Prefall 2020 Collection designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, through an exclusive collaboration with Los Angeles-based visual artist Joshua Vides, following last July’s Harrods FENDI CAFFE and Peekaboo Bar pop-up.     For FENDI’s Prefall 2020, Joshua Vides, one of the most interesting figures on the contemporary art scene who is known worldwide for his unique black & white marker style, gives his dizzyingly cool, cartoon-like treatment to a range of Women’s, Men’s and Kid’s Ready-to-Wear and Accessories pieces.   In keeping with his signature style, Joshua Vides worked a black & white color palette including his trademark marker style, peppered by sky blue and wisteria violet touches, to create charming 3D, tromp-l’oeil effects by mapping the seams and edges of a range of urban and resort styles.  He also reinterpreted a vibrant, whimsical floral allover motif and reworked the FENDI Stamps and the iconic FF logo, splashed over a degrade background inspired by the shades of the Roman sky, with cartoonish, graphic exuberance.       The eye-catching decorative motifs conceived by Joshua Vides give an artsy, audacious attitude to the Women’s designs, which combine urban staples and resort styles. Mainly focused on lightweight fabrications, the Collection spans from street-savvy nylon windbreakers, embossed cycling shorts, compact knits and printed denim pants to luxurious featherweight fur coats and cardigans, reversible padded blousons, perforated leather jackets, as well as a selection of elegant evening styles crafted from a textured cloqué jacquard fabric. For beach escapes, kaftans and poplin shirtdresses are shown next to beachwear and activewear for an energetic, dynamic vibe.    Joshua Vides’ marker style also gives a distinctive attitude to FENDI’s iconic accessories, from the Peekaboo and Baguetteiconic bags, shown in a super soft padded leather, and the new FENDI Roma shopper, to the signature Colibrìsling-backs and FF Fluid sock sneakers crafted from polished leather.      The same graphic extravaganza defines the Men’s selection, where tromp l’oeil effects, shaded details, flowers and revisited FF logo patterns give a twist to cotton jackets, satin blousons, embossed leather outerwear, sweatshirts, T-shirts, denim pants, cotton trousers, Bermuda pants, as well as accessories, including the iconic Baguette, a small travel case, a backpack, a fanny pack, small leather goods, sneakers, sandals and slides.      The Kids Collection completes the family offer featuring the Joshua Vides’ graphics, the black and white marker style and the revisited FF logo, to add a fun touch to children’s windbreakers, cotton shirts, shorts, hyper feminine dresses and accessories, such as slip-on sneakers, sandals and backpacks.     The Collection includes a new interpretation of bestseller FendiramaWomen’s Sunglasses, featuring a silver metal frame and a graphic interpretation of the FENDI Stamps on the silver mirror lenses, as well as the new Men’s Botanical Fendi Sunglasses, an extra-light white shield with the iconic reinterpreted FF logo mirrored all over the grey lens.      Explore more on Fendi.com FENDI brings a touch of dynamic, free spirited Californian vibe to its Prefall 2020 Collection designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, through an exclusive collaboration with Los Angeles-based visual artist Joshua Vides, following last July’s Harrods FENDI CAFFE and Peekaboo Bar pop-up.     For FENDI’s Prefall 2020, Joshua Vides, one of the most interesting figures on the contemporary art scene who is known worldwide for his unique black & white marker style, gives his dizzyingly cool, cartoon-like treatment to a range of Women’s, Men’s and Kid’s Ready-to-Wear and Accessories pieces.   In keeping with his signature style, Joshua Vides worked a black & white color palette including his trademark marker style, peppered by sky blue and wisteria violet touches, to create charming 3D, tromp-l’oeil effects by mapping the seams and edges of a range of urban and resort styles.  He also reinterpreted a vibrant, whimsical floral allover motif and reworked the FENDI Stamps and the iconic FF logo, splashed over a degrade background inspired by the shades of the Roman sky, with cartoonish, graphic exuberance.       The eye-catching decorative motifs conceived by Joshua Vides give an artsy, audacious attitude to the Women’s designs, which combine urban staples and resort styles. Mainly focused on lightweight fabrications, the Collection spans from street-savvy nylon windbreakers, embossed cycling shorts, compact knits and printed denim pants to luxurious featherweight fur coats and cardigans, reversible padded blousons, perforated leather jackets, as well as a selection of elegant evening styles crafted from a textured cloqué jacquard fabric. For beach escapes, kaftans and poplin shirtdresses are shown next to beachwear and activewear for an energetic, dynamic vibe.    Joshua Vides’ marker style also gives a distinctive attitude to FENDI’s iconic accessories, from the Peekaboo and Baguetteiconic bags, shown in a super soft padded leather, and the new FENDI Roma shopper, to the signature Colibrìsling-backs and FF Fluid sock sneakers crafted from polished leather.      The same graphic extravaganza defines the Men’s selection, where tromp l’oeil effects, shaded details, flowers and revisited FF logo patterns give a twist to cotton jackets, satin blousons, embossed leather outerwear, sweatshirts, T-shirts, denim pants, cotton trousers, Bermuda pants, as well as accessories, including the iconic Baguette, a small travel case, a backpack, a fanny pack, small leather goods, sneakers, sandals and slides.      The Kids Collection completes the family offer featuring the Joshua Vides’ graphics, the black and white marker style and the revisited FF logo, to add a fun touch to children’s windbreakers, cotton shirts, shorts, hyper feminine dresses and accessories, such as slip-on sneakers, sandals and backpacks.     The Collection includes a new interpretation of bestseller FendiramaWomen’s Sunglasses, featuring a silver metal frame and a graphic interpretation of the FENDI Stamps on the silver mirror lenses, as well as the new Men’s Botanical Fendi Sunglasses, an extra-light white shield with the iconic reinterpreted FF logo mirrored all over the grey lens.      Explore more on Fendi.com

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Serpenti through the eyes of Alexander Wang
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Serpenti through the eyes of Alexander Wang

Accessories In September 2019 the New York-based designer Alexander Wang reimagined Bvlgari's iconic Serpenti motif for an exclusive accessories capsule collection launched during New York Fashion Week and as a new chapter of the "Serpenti Through the Eyes of …"saga, a project which kicked off in 2017 and involved a range of international designers.      "Serpenti Through the Eyes of Alexander Wang" has been made famous by a pervasive theme of transformation keeping central more than ever the iconic sign of Bvlgari, the Snake. In 2020 Bvlgari is pleased to present the absolute protagonist of the Alexander Wang Serpenti capsule collection, the hero Belt Bag, in three new colours dedicated to spring - Baby Blue & Peach.     Always enriched with two snake closures, two detachable straps and a detachable handle, which can be worn around the waist, as a cross-body, over the shoulder or as a clutch, making it a piece that suggest creative styling possibilities.       A luxury item for a global consumer of all ages and that can be worn every day, transforming it according to different needs and outfits.     More on Bvlgari.com In September 2019 the New York-based designer Alexander Wang reimagined Bvlgari's iconic Serpenti motif for an exclusive accessories capsule collection launched during New York Fashion Week and as a new chapter of the "Serpenti Through the Eyes of …"saga, a project which kicked off in 2017 and involved a range of international designers.      "Serpenti Through the Eyes of Alexander Wang" has been made famous by a pervasive theme of transformation keeping central more than ever the iconic sign of Bvlgari, the Snake. In 2020 Bvlgari is pleased to present the absolute protagonist of the Alexander Wang Serpenti capsule collection, the hero Belt Bag, in three new colours dedicated to spring - Baby Blue & Peach.     Always enriched with two snake closures, two detachable straps and a detachable handle, which can be worn around the waist, as a cross-body, over the shoulder or as a clutch, making it a piece that suggest creative styling possibilities.       A luxury item for a global consumer of all ages and that can be worn every day, transforming it according to different needs and outfits.     More on Bvlgari.com

FENDI Renaissance – Anima Mundi
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FENDI Renaissance – Anima Mundi

Culture FENDI Renaissance – Anima Mundi is the title of the streaming event that will be presented on June 20th, 2020, by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Maison FENDI. This unique event is a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Estate from The Four Seasons executed by the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and star violinist Anna Tifu, who for the occasion will be dressed in three different FENDI Couture looks. Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, FENDI’s picturesque headquarters in Rome, will be the stage of the performance.     The project is the result of a collaboration between Accademia di Santa Cecilia and FENDI, two realities deeply bound to the city of Rome of which they are an expression of excellence and creativity at the highest levels. The idea of the performance comes from the desire to share with the community, after the pandemic, a positive message of rebirth through art, fashion and music. The symphonic music, whose peculiarity lies in the highest quality of sound, finds for the first time its iconographic expression through FENDI’s Couture dresses which visually personify the narrative of Estate. The performance will be celebrated on the day of the summer solstice, symbolizing the common desire to restart, reunite and rejoin. Of all the concerts of the Vivaldi cycle, Estate is the one that leads the listener to a climax of exciting and engaging emotions, rendered by the musical writing with almost “visible” effects.     Anima Mundi represents the unifying principle from which each organism takes shape, articulating and differentiating itself through its individual specifications, to then unify under a Universal Soul. The performance is executed following this concept, with the musicians first playing separately and then united by a special element: the Orchestra. It will be an “itinerant” performance in space and time, the one of violinist Anna Tifu and of the orchestral professors. From the first movement, at dawn, on the steps of Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana and then under the arches, maintaining the social distance imposed by the events of recent weeks, the musicians will finally rejoin at sunset on the rooftop of the “Square Colosseum” to tune up for the last movement of Estate, playing music together again after these months of forced separation and celebrating together the warmth of music and summer.             Anna Tifu plays the 1716 Antonio Stradivari “Marèchal Berthier” ex Napoleon a very prestigious violin that the Fondazione Pro Canale of Milan lends to the most talented violinists to be played and be brought back to life.  Antonio Stradivari is universally regarded as the greatest violin maker in history. Studies say the violin left Stradivari's shop to be delivered to the Court of Spain, where it remained until the French occupation. Napoleon's General Alexandre Berthier, the Commander-in-Chief of the victorious expedition, brought the instruments to France and received it later as a gift from the emperor himself.       From June 20th, 2020, on www.fendi.com, @fendi, www.santacecilia.it, @accademiadisantacecilia   #FendiAnimaMundi   #FendiRenaissance FENDI Renaissance – Anima Mundi is the title of the streaming event that will be presented on June 20th, 2020, by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and the Maison FENDI. This unique event is a performance of Antonio Vivaldi’s Estate from The Four Seasons executed by the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and star violinist Anna Tifu, who for the occasion will be dressed in three different FENDI Couture looks. Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, FENDI’s picturesque headquarters in Rome, will be the stage of the performance.     The project is the result of a collaboration between Accademia di Santa Cecilia and FENDI, two realities deeply bound to the city of Rome of which they are an expression of excellence and creativity at the highest levels. The idea of the performance comes from the desire to share with the community, after the pandemic, a positive message of rebirth through art, fashion and music. The symphonic music, whose peculiarity lies in the highest quality of sound, finds for the first time its iconographic expression through FENDI’s Couture dresses which visually personify the narrative of Estate. The performance will be celebrated on the day of the summer solstice, symbolizing the common desire to restart, reunite and rejoin. Of all the concerts of the Vivaldi cycle, Estate is the one that leads the listener to a climax of exciting and engaging emotions, rendered by the musical writing with almost “visible” effects.     Anima Mundi represents the unifying principle from which each organism takes shape, articulating and differentiating itself through its individual specifications, to then unify under a Universal Soul. The performance is executed following this concept, with the musicians first playing separately and then united by a special element: the Orchestra. It will be an “itinerant” performance in space and time, the one of violinist Anna Tifu and of the orchestral professors. From the first movement, at dawn, on the steps of Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana and then under the arches, maintaining the social distance imposed by the events of recent weeks, the musicians will finally rejoin at sunset on the rooftop of the “Square Colosseum” to tune up for the last movement of Estate, playing music together again after these months of forced separation and celebrating together the warmth of music and summer.             Anna Tifu plays the 1716 Antonio Stradivari “Marèchal Berthier” ex Napoleon a very prestigious violin that the Fondazione Pro Canale of Milan lends to the most talented violinists to be played and be brought back to life.  Antonio Stradivari is universally regarded as the greatest violin maker in history. Studies say the violin left Stradivari's shop to be delivered to the Court of Spain, where it remained until the French occupation. Napoleon's General Alexandre Berthier, the Commander-in-Chief of the victorious expedition, brought the instruments to France and received it later as a gift from the emperor himself.       From June 20th, 2020, on www.fendi.com, @fendi, www.santacecilia.it, @accademiadisantacecilia   #FendiAnimaMundi   #FendiRenaissance

Daily Paper releases the new Spring & summer Kids campaign
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Daily Paper releases the new Spring & summer Kids campaign

Fashion Daily Paper today launch their Spring Summer 2020 Kids campaign celebrating fatherhood through a series of portraits that offer a glimpse into the most intimate moments that fathers share with their children.   A Genuine Depiction of Fatherhood: Using our platform as a voice for positive black representation, the campaign highlights and honors the reality we see in our society - the overwhelming majority of husbands, brothers, sons & boyfriends who are balancing successful careers as artists and creatives whilst being exceptional fathers too. The editorial features a few of the London-based creatives who make up our extended tribe including Kida Kudz, Mark Maciver aka SliderCuts and Grooveguruu. To us, these men are not only our friends and family but are emblematic of what fatherhood should be.     A visual interpretation of the poem ‘Oh Child’ (referenced below) written by the multidisciplinary creative Florian Joahn, the series of photographs and accompanying film explores a central theme intrinsic to the father-child relationship – as their innocent yet naive child navigates their way through harsh realities of the modern world for the first time, a father has to make a choice between being their protector or granting them freedom. While being overprotective can rob a child of the freedom to grow and carve their own path through life, too much independence can leave a child vulnerable to a world that feels geared against them – this is the internal struggle faced by every father across the globe.     The Daily Paper’s SS20 Kids campaign visualizes a genuine depiction of fatherhood through the sincere and sober portrayal of the father-child relationship inside the home.    A Diverse Collection Designed for Babies and Children: The real stars of the editorial –  the adorable Enoch, Samuel, Makelo, and Aroko – are styled in selected pieces from the Daily Paper SS20 Kids collection. The unisex line of clothing is designed for all ages, from newborn to child, and consists of a range of rompers alongside comfy sport and swimwear focused silhouettes. Highlights include mini-me versions of iconic pieces like our ‘Tape Logo’ track pants alongside our ‘Alias’ tees to make for some seriously cute co-ordinated parent-child combinations.    Meanwhile, our swimwear offerings include a bucket hat with chin strap for all-day sun protection at the beach or poolside alongside matching swim shorts or swimsuits. For more formal occasions, we introduce vividly striped long-sleeve polos which were tailormade for matching daddy-daughter or son combos.      The forthcoming Daily Paper SS20 Kids line releases on June 19th, 12:00 PM CET at Daily Paper storefronts, select retailer The Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, and online at www.dailypaperclothing.com. Daily Paper today launch their Spring Summer 2020 Kids campaign celebrating fatherhood through a series of portraits that offer a glimpse into the most intimate moments that fathers share with their children.   A Genuine Depiction of Fatherhood: Using our platform as a voice for positive black representation, the campaign highlights and honors the reality we see in our society - the overwhelming majority of husbands, brothers, sons & boyfriends who are balancing successful careers as artists and creatives whilst being exceptional fathers too. The editorial features a few of the London-based creatives who make up our extended tribe including Kida Kudz, Mark Maciver aka SliderCuts and Grooveguruu. To us, these men are not only our friends and family but are emblematic of what fatherhood should be.     A visual interpretation of the poem ‘Oh Child’ (referenced below) written by the multidisciplinary creative Florian Joahn, the series of photographs and accompanying film explores a central theme intrinsic to the father-child relationship – as their innocent yet naive child navigates their way through harsh realities of the modern world for the first time, a father has to make a choice between being their protector or granting them freedom. While being overprotective can rob a child of the freedom to grow and carve their own path through life, too much independence can leave a child vulnerable to a world that feels geared against them – this is the internal struggle faced by every father across the globe.     The Daily Paper’s SS20 Kids campaign visualizes a genuine depiction of fatherhood through the sincere and sober portrayal of the father-child relationship inside the home.    A Diverse Collection Designed for Babies and Children: The real stars of the editorial –  the adorable Enoch, Samuel, Makelo, and Aroko – are styled in selected pieces from the Daily Paper SS20 Kids collection. The unisex line of clothing is designed for all ages, from newborn to child, and consists of a range of rompers alongside comfy sport and swimwear focused silhouettes. Highlights include mini-me versions of iconic pieces like our ‘Tape Logo’ track pants alongside our ‘Alias’ tees to make for some seriously cute co-ordinated parent-child combinations.    Meanwhile, our swimwear offerings include a bucket hat with chin strap for all-day sun protection at the beach or poolside alongside matching swim shorts or swimsuits. For more formal occasions, we introduce vividly striped long-sleeve polos which were tailormade for matching daddy-daughter or son combos.      The forthcoming Daily Paper SS20 Kids line releases on June 19th, 12:00 PM CET at Daily Paper storefronts, select retailer The Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, and online at www.dailypaperclothing.com.

CHANEL releases the J12·20 digital campaign
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CHANEL releases the J12·20 digital campaign

Watches Tick follows tock, follows tick follows tock; CHANEL counts every decisive second and this year celebrates its 20-year anniversary of the timeless J12 watch with the new limited edition: J12∙20.   For its 20th anniversary, the J12∙20 reinterprets the iconic codes of the House in 20 symbols. Gabrielle, Camélia, Comète & N°5, every reference is alive and embodies the spirit of Gabrielle Chanel: her passion, her audacity, always in movement and ahead of her time. It’s all about seconds.     #J12Turns20 #ItsAllAboutSeconds #CHANELWatches Tick follows tock, follows tick follows tock; CHANEL counts every decisive second and this year celebrates its 20-year anniversary of the timeless J12 watch with the new limited edition: J12∙20.   For its 20th anniversary, the J12∙20 reinterprets the iconic codes of the House in 20 symbols. Gabrielle, Camélia, Comète & N°5, every reference is alive and embodies the spirit of Gabrielle Chanel: her passion, her audacity, always in movement and ahead of her time. It’s all about seconds.     #J12Turns20 #ItsAllAboutSeconds #CHANELWatches

Kenzo & Vans collaborate
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Kenzo & Vans collaborate

Accessories For Spring 2020, KENZO reprises its partnership with the iconic skate brand Vans with a new footwear collaboration. Vivid, all-over floral prints taken from the KENZO archives wrap legendary Vans Sk8-Hi, high-top sneaker, and the Old-Skool, low-top sneaker – the iconic silhoue e featuring the classics Vans Sidestripe. The styles come in three prints each, ranging in men’s and women’s sizing.     Expanding on the skate inspiration is a capsule of ready-to-wear pieces and accessories designed by Felipe Oliveira Baptista – his rst capsule collection for the Maison. Like the KENZO/Vans sneakers, archival floral prints are the thread of this dynamic, youthful wardrobe. Sharp cuts and unisex themes lend a sporty comfort to the pieces. The capsule includes 46 ready-to-wear pieces, including jersey items made with 100% organic co on – as well as a selection of bob hats, baseball caps, backpacks and bags.     Complementing the capsule is an exclusive lifestyle item created in collaboration with The Skateroom: a KENZO skateboard art edition. With a limited quantity of 150 pieces, the skateboard deck is available in selective KENZO stores globally and on KENZO.com. 100% of the pro ts from the KENZO skateboard art edition will be donated to a social skate project to empower at-risk youth in Jamaica.     In a raw reportage featuring images and videos, Ari Marcopoulos captures seven real skaters and friends in Los Angeles – Tre’Veon Ladson, Tyron Wa s, Vincent Nava, Omoye Brown, Surish Singh, David Branom and Rebecca L’Amore. Out ed in pieces from the capsule against the Californian backdrop, the campaign provides an intimate insight into their everyday lives.     The capsule will be available in KENZO stores globally and KENZO.com from June 17th, 2020. For Spring 2020, KENZO reprises its partnership with the iconic skate brand Vans with a new footwear collaboration. Vivid, all-over floral prints taken from the KENZO archives wrap legendary Vans Sk8-Hi, high-top sneaker, and the Old-Skool, low-top sneaker – the iconic silhoue e featuring the classics Vans Sidestripe. The styles come in three prints each, ranging in men’s and women’s sizing.     Expanding on the skate inspiration is a capsule of ready-to-wear pieces and accessories designed by Felipe Oliveira Baptista – his rst capsule collection for the Maison. Like the KENZO/Vans sneakers, archival floral prints are the thread of this dynamic, youthful wardrobe. Sharp cuts and unisex themes lend a sporty comfort to the pieces. The capsule includes 46 ready-to-wear pieces, including jersey items made with 100% organic co on – as well as a selection of bob hats, baseball caps, backpacks and bags.     Complementing the capsule is an exclusive lifestyle item created in collaboration with The Skateroom: a KENZO skateboard art edition. With a limited quantity of 150 pieces, the skateboard deck is available in selective KENZO stores globally and on KENZO.com. 100% of the pro ts from the KENZO skateboard art edition will be donated to a social skate project to empower at-risk youth in Jamaica.     In a raw reportage featuring images and videos, Ari Marcopoulos captures seven real skaters and friends in Los Angeles – Tre’Veon Ladson, Tyron Wa s, Vincent Nava, Omoye Brown, Surish Singh, David Branom and Rebecca L’Amore. Out ed in pieces from the capsule against the Californian backdrop, the campaign provides an intimate insight into their everyday lives.     The capsule will be available in KENZO stores globally and KENZO.com from June 17th, 2020.

The new Story Shoulder Bag by Alexander McQueen
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The new Story Shoulder Bag by Alexander McQueen

Accessories Following the launch of The Story bag in the Spring/Summer 2020 pre-collection, the women’s Spring/Summer 2020 season sees the continuation of this line with the introduction of The Story Shoulder Bag.     Seen on the Spring/Summer 2020 runway, this sleek shoulder bag takes its inspiration from its predecessor, The Story, featuring a slightly larger version of the house’s modern metal handle and a new weaved chain. With a rectangular shape and bespoke chain, The Story Shoulder Bag continues to de ne a new style for the house. A day to evening design, it can be worn over the shoulder, via the chain strap, or hand held – carried as a clutch – through the front metal handle with the chain passed through the leather loops either side and attached below the bag for a smooth nish.     The Shoulder Story has one main compartment, which features a leather card holder and a front zip pocket to ensure easy access to all your essentials. The Shoulder Story Bag is available in a variety of colours and textures. Finishing include the iconic leather knotted whipstitch, also seen in the WRTW collection, and the seasonal gold eyelets.     #McQueenStory alexandermcqueen.com Following the launch of The Story bag in the Spring/Summer 2020 pre-collection, the women’s Spring/Summer 2020 season sees the continuation of this line with the introduction of The Story Shoulder Bag.     Seen on the Spring/Summer 2020 runway, this sleek shoulder bag takes its inspiration from its predecessor, The Story, featuring a slightly larger version of the house’s modern metal handle and a new weaved chain. With a rectangular shape and bespoke chain, The Story Shoulder Bag continues to de ne a new style for the house. A day to evening design, it can be worn over the shoulder, via the chain strap, or hand held – carried as a clutch – through the front metal handle with the chain passed through the leather loops either side and attached below the bag for a smooth nish.     The Shoulder Story has one main compartment, which features a leather card holder and a front zip pocket to ensure easy access to all your essentials. The Shoulder Story Bag is available in a variety of colours and textures. Finishing include the iconic leather knotted whipstitch, also seen in the WRTW collection, and the seasonal gold eyelets.     #McQueenStory alexandermcqueen.com

GUCCI launches Off The Grid
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GUCCI launches Off The Grid

Fashion Gucci announces the launch of Gucci Off The Grid, the first collection from Gucci Circular Lines, designed by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, an initiative created to support the House’s vision for circular production.    Designed for those mindful of their environmental impact, Gucci Off The Grid uses recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainably sourced materials, including ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon made from nylon offcuts and pre- and post-consumer waste.   Human beings crave a connection with the outside world and are rightly fascinated by the power and majesty of nature, and highly value the joy there is in being able to live in a natural environment. The desire to explore this way of life, and the natural world in general, is something we can consider an instinctive human desire; and journeys are valuable in being able to fulfil this need. A journey is a way of engaging and nourishing the imagination, and it is for this reason that Gucci embraces the idea of the journey as a means of self-discovery and self-expression.     Along with the launch of the collection, which comprises genderless luggage, accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear, Gucci is releasing a global campaign conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by photographer and director Harmony Korine. Featuring a cast of city dwellers who have taken up residence in a rustic treehouse, constructed in the heart of a towering concrete and glass modern metropolis. The striking contrast between the small-scale, crudely assembled wooden structure, with its greenery and unfinished planks, and the slick, soaring skyscrapers that dwarf it, makes for whimsical images where our metropolitan explorers look like they are making a modest stand for the future of humankind. Of course, the treehouse and the simple way of life it represents becomes a powerful metaphor for the desire to escape conventional life and enjoy the experience of living more Off The Grid.     Alessandro Michele says: “The collection is the result of teamwork; everybody brought something to it. And in the campaign, too, there is this idea of dialogue among people building something new. I imagined that we could build a treehouse in a city centre, all together, like kids playing in the park. Because all of us need to build this house or to find out that our planet exists, even where it seems it’s not there, or it’s far away.”     The eclectic group of treehouse people starring in the campaign, which was shot in Los Angeles prior to recent events, includes: Jane Fonda, Academy Award-winning actress, producer, author and activist; guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Miyavi; David de Rothschild, environmentalist and explorer; GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Nas X; and King Princess, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and music producer.     The campaign will break on the Gucci ArtWalls worldwide from June 15th in the following locations: Milan’s Largo la Foppa, in the district of Corso Garibaldi; just off East London’s famous Brick Lane; Shanghai’s Fengsheng Li, Jingan district; and Lafayette Street, in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood; Hong Kong’s D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong; and Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei.     A special section on the Gucci App will allow users to challenge themselves to a themed quiz, responding to questions about the collection and its circular production process. Taking inspiration from the campaign’s concept, players can build their own city tree house virtually by correctly answering questions, and eventually unlock dedicated wallpaper to share on social media.     Sustainability – at all levels – involves fostering respect: respect for the people we share our planet with as well as for the environment. If we lighten our environmental footprint we can explore the world with greater freedom – the freedom to follow our dreams, with curiosity, openness and joy.   #GucciOffTheGrid     The collection’s main material is 100% regenerated nylon created from recycled ECONYL® yarn. This yarn comes from nylon from pre- and post-consumer waste, including abandoned fishing nets and carpets — transforming plastics that harm marine life and old materials that will likely end up in landfills into a new high-quality thread. Gucci was the first luxury brand to use ECONYL® regenerated nylon thread for its products, beginning in 2016. Other components of Gucci Off The Grid are made from recycled materials and more sustainable alternatives such as metal-free tanned leather, recycled polyester thread and linings, recycled brass, recycled gold and palladium hardware coating, and solvent-free adhesives. To support a continued cycle, the ECONYL® offcuts are recovered from Gucci Off the Grid’s manufacturing and then recycled to create new ECONYL® materials as part of the “GUCCI-ECONYL® PRE CONSUMER FABRIC TAKE BACK PROGRAM”. Leather scraps from the collection are also recovered and upcycled as part of the Gucci-Up programme.   Regarding greenhouse gas emissions, Gucci’s core approach to sustainability here is first to avoid and reduce the impacts in its own operations and across the entire supply chain, and then, as a last measure, to protect and conserve nature though offsetting. To this end, the House has incorporated more sustainable alternatives related to the sourcing of raw materials, the manufacturing and production processes, and distribution and sales, in order to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and has offset the remaining emissions through Gucci’s annual carbon neutral commitment, which supports REDD+ projects that protect forests and biodiversity in vital places around the world to help the conservation of our planet.   The Gucci Off The Grid collection comes with dedicated FSC-certified packaging, which includes a card displaying a Gucci logo that features information about the products and the story behind the Gucci Off The Grid sustainability project.     Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Harmony Korine Talents: Jane Fonda, Lil Nas X, King Princess, Miyavi, David de Rothschild  Make Up: Thomas de Kluyver Hair Stylist: Alex Brownsell Gucci announces the launch of Gucci Off The Grid, the first collection from Gucci Circular Lines, designed by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, an initiative created to support the House’s vision for circular production.    Designed for those mindful of their environmental impact, Gucci Off The Grid uses recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainably sourced materials, including ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon made from nylon offcuts and pre- and post-consumer waste.   Human beings crave a connection with the outside world and are rightly fascinated by the power and majesty of nature, and highly value the joy there is in being able to live in a natural environment. The desire to explore this way of life, and the natural world in general, is something we can consider an instinctive human desire; and journeys are valuable in being able to fulfil this need. A journey is a way of engaging and nourishing the imagination, and it is for this reason that Gucci embraces the idea of the journey as a means of self-discovery and self-expression.     Along with the launch of the collection, which comprises genderless luggage, accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear, Gucci is releasing a global campaign conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by photographer and director Harmony Korine. Featuring a cast of city dwellers who have taken up residence in a rustic treehouse, constructed in the heart of a towering concrete and glass modern metropolis. The striking contrast between the small-scale, crudely assembled wooden structure, with its greenery and unfinished planks, and the slick, soaring skyscrapers that dwarf it, makes for whimsical images where our metropolitan explorers look like they are making a modest stand for the future of humankind. Of course, the treehouse and the simple way of life it represents becomes a powerful metaphor for the desire to escape conventional life and enjoy the experience of living more Off The Grid.     Alessandro Michele says: “The collection is the result of teamwork; everybody brought something to it. And in the campaign, too, there is this idea of dialogue among people building something new. I imagined that we could build a treehouse in a city centre, all together, like kids playing in the park. Because all of us need to build this house or to find out that our planet exists, even where it seems it’s not there, or it’s far away.”     The eclectic group of treehouse people starring in the campaign, which was shot in Los Angeles prior to recent events, includes: Jane Fonda, Academy Award-winning actress, producer, author and activist; guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Miyavi; David de Rothschild, environmentalist and explorer; GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Nas X; and King Princess, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and music producer.     The campaign will break on the Gucci ArtWalls worldwide from June 15th in the following locations: Milan’s Largo la Foppa, in the district of Corso Garibaldi; just off East London’s famous Brick Lane; Shanghai’s Fengsheng Li, Jingan district; and Lafayette Street, in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood; Hong Kong’s D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong; and Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei.     A special section on the Gucci App will allow users to challenge themselves to a themed quiz, responding to questions about the collection and its circular production process. Taking inspiration from the campaign’s concept, players can build their own city tree house virtually by correctly answering questions, and eventually unlock dedicated wallpaper to share on social media.     Sustainability – at all levels – involves fostering respect: respect for the people we share our planet with as well as for the environment. If we lighten our environmental footprint we can explore the world with greater freedom – the freedom to follow our dreams, with curiosity, openness and joy.   #GucciOffTheGrid     The collection’s main material is 100% regenerated nylon created from recycled ECONYL® yarn. This yarn comes from nylon from pre- and post-consumer waste, including abandoned fishing nets and carpets — transforming plastics that harm marine life and old materials that will likely end up in landfills into a new high-quality thread. Gucci was the first luxury brand to use ECONYL® regenerated nylon thread for its products, beginning in 2016. Other components of Gucci Off The Grid are made from recycled materials and more sustainable alternatives such as metal-free tanned leather, recycled polyester thread and linings, recycled brass, recycled gold and palladium hardware coating, and solvent-free adhesives. To support a continued cycle, the ECONYL® offcuts are recovered from Gucci Off the Grid’s manufacturing and then recycled to create new ECONYL® materials as part of the “GUCCI-ECONYL® PRE CONSUMER FABRIC TAKE BACK PROGRAM”. Leather scraps from the collection are also recovered and upcycled as part of the Gucci-Up programme.   Regarding greenhouse gas emissions, Gucci’s core approach to sustainability here is first to avoid and reduce the impacts in its own operations and across the entire supply chain, and then, as a last measure, to protect and conserve nature though offsetting. To this end, the House has incorporated more sustainable alternatives related to the sourcing of raw materials, the manufacturing and production processes, and distribution and sales, in order to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and has offset the remaining emissions through Gucci’s annual carbon neutral commitment, which supports REDD+ projects that protect forests and biodiversity in vital places around the world to help the conservation of our planet.   The Gucci Off The Grid collection comes with dedicated FSC-certified packaging, which includes a card displaying a Gucci logo that features information about the products and the story behind the Gucci Off The Grid sustainability project.     Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Harmony Korine Talents: Jane Fonda, Lil Nas X, King Princess, Miyavi, David de Rothschild  Make Up: Thomas de Kluyver Hair Stylist: Alex Brownsell

Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition in Paris extended until 3rd January
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Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition in Paris extended until 3rd January

Exhibition The Palais de la Porte Dorée is delighted to announce the reopening to the public of Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition from June, 16th and extended to January, 3rd 2021.     Designed as an invitation to discover Christian Louboutin’s rich universe, the unprecedented exhibition explores every facet of his multi-referential work, in an institution that has played an important role in inspiring his vocation. From the beginning, Christian Louboutin infused his designs with a great wealth of motifs andcolours inspired by his love of art and dierentcultures. Flamboyant, daring, open to the world, generous and at times caustic, the designer’s creativity is informed by a passion for travel and references from the worlds of pop culture, theatre, dance, literature and cinema. In revealing Christian Louboutin’s inspirations and creative processes, the exhibition showcases the designer’s vision through a selection of the most precious works from his personal collection and loans from public collections. A large selection of shoes are on display, some of which have never been exhibited before.     These historic and artistic pieces are shown alongside a number of exclusive collaborations which pay tribute to Christian Louboutin’s admiration for craftsman’s know how. Some examples include stained glass panels created by the Maison du Vitrail, a Sevillian silver palanquin and a cabaret sculpted in Bhutan. The exhibition also unveils collaborations, never seen before, with artists who are important to him: the director and photographer David Lynch, the New Zealand multimedia artist Lisa Reihana, the British designer duo Whitaker Malem, the Spanish choreo- grapher Blanca Li, and the Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, amongst others.     Born in the 12th district of Paris, close to the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Christian Louboutin was fascinated from an early age by the architectural beauty and ornamental richness of the institution, which was one of the earliest in uencesfeeding his love of art and applied arts. He borrowed a whole repertoire of forms and motifsfrom the Palais for his first designs, including the Maquereau shoe  made of metallic leather anddirectly inspired by the iridescence of the shin the Palais de la Porte Dorée’s tropical aquarium. It was also at the Palais, a masterpiece of Art deco, that Christian Louboutin, then a young adolescent, noticed a sign forbidding visitors to wear high heeled shoes. This sign subsequently inspired the iconic Pigalle shoe which has been reinvented over the course of the seasons.     Photos : © Marc Domage     To make your visit safe, we are implementing the following measures: Mandatory online reservation with time slots on the Palais de la Porte Dorée website. Mandatory use of the mask throughout your visit. The access is limited to few people at a time in the exhibition spaces. Markings on the ground allowing the respect of safety distances. Provision of hydroalcoholic gel at your arrival at the Palais de la Porte Dorée and the entrance of all exhibition spaces. Maintaining a distance of 1 meter from other visitors. Respect social distancing and sanitary gestures.     PALAIS DE LA PORTE DORÉE- MUSÉE NATIONAL DE L’HISTOIRE DE L’IMMIGRATION- AQUARIUM TROPICAL 293, avenue Daumesnil – 75012 Paris Métro - Tramway - Bus et 201 - Porte Dorée www.palais-portedoree.fr The Palais de la Porte Dorée is delighted to announce the reopening to the public of Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition from June, 16th and extended to January, 3rd 2021.     Designed as an invitation to discover Christian Louboutin’s rich universe, the unprecedented exhibition explores every facet of his multi-referential work, in an institution that has played an important role in inspiring his vocation. From the beginning, Christian Louboutin infused his designs with a great wealth of motifs andcolours inspired by his love of art and dierentcultures. Flamboyant, daring, open to the world, generous and at times caustic, the designer’s creativity is informed by a passion for travel and references from the worlds of pop culture, theatre, dance, literature and cinema. In revealing Christian Louboutin’s inspirations and creative processes, the exhibition showcases the designer’s vision through a selection of the most precious works from his personal collection and loans from public collections. A large selection of shoes are on display, some of which have never been exhibited before.     These historic and artistic pieces are shown alongside a number of exclusive collaborations which pay tribute to Christian Louboutin’s admiration for craftsman’s know how. Some examples include stained glass panels created by the Maison du Vitrail, a Sevillian silver palanquin and a cabaret sculpted in Bhutan. The exhibition also unveils collaborations, never seen before, with artists who are important to him: the director and photographer David Lynch, the New Zealand multimedia artist Lisa Reihana, the British designer duo Whitaker Malem, the Spanish choreo- grapher Blanca Li, and the Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, amongst others.     Born in the 12th district of Paris, close to the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Christian Louboutin was fascinated from an early age by the architectural beauty and ornamental richness of the institution, which was one of the earliest in uencesfeeding his love of art and applied arts. He borrowed a whole repertoire of forms and motifsfrom the Palais for his first designs, including the Maquereau shoe  made of metallic leather anddirectly inspired by the iridescence of the shin the Palais de la Porte Dorée’s tropical aquarium. It was also at the Palais, a masterpiece of Art deco, that Christian Louboutin, then a young adolescent, noticed a sign forbidding visitors to wear high heeled shoes. This sign subsequently inspired the iconic Pigalle shoe which has been reinvented over the course of the seasons.     Photos : © Marc Domage     To make your visit safe, we are implementing the following measures: Mandatory online reservation with time slots on the Palais de la Porte Dorée website. Mandatory use of the mask throughout your visit. The access is limited to few people at a time in the exhibition spaces. Markings on the ground allowing the respect of safety distances. Provision of hydroalcoholic gel at your arrival at the Palais de la Porte Dorée and the entrance of all exhibition spaces. Maintaining a distance of 1 meter from other visitors. Respect social distancing and sanitary gestures.     PALAIS DE LA PORTE DORÉE- MUSÉE NATIONAL DE L’HISTOIRE DE L’IMMIGRATION- AQUARIUM TROPICAL 293, avenue Daumesnil – 75012 Paris Métro - Tramway - Bus et 201 - Porte Dorée www.palais-portedoree.fr

Givenchy appoints Matthew M. Williams as creative director
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Givenchy appoints Matthew M. Williams as creative director

Fashion The House of GIVENCHY, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew M. WILLIAMS as Creative Director, effective June16th,2020. Matthew M. WILLIAMS will take on all creative responsibilities for Women’s and Men’s collections.     Sidney TOLEDANO, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, declares: I am very happy to see Matthew M. WILLIAMS join the LVMH Group. Since he took part in the LVMH Prize, we have had the pleasure of watching him develop into the great talent he is today. I believe his singular vision of modernity will be a great opportunity for GIVENCHY to write its new chapter with strength and success.     Renaud de LESQUEN, CEO and President of GIVENCHY, states: I want to warmly welcome Matthew M. WILLIAMS to the beautiful Maison GIVENCHY. I am convinced that, with his unapologetic approach to design and creativity and in great collaboration with the Maison's exceptional ateliers and teams, Matthew will help GIVENCHY reach its full potential.     Matthew M. WILLIAMS states: I am extremely honored to join the House of GIVENCHY. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era, based on modernity and inclusivity. I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.   Matthew M. WILLIAMS will present his first collection for the House of GIVENCHY in Paris in October. The House of GIVENCHY, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew M. WILLIAMS as Creative Director, effective June16th,2020. Matthew M. WILLIAMS will take on all creative responsibilities for Women’s and Men’s collections.     Sidney TOLEDANO, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, declares: I am very happy to see Matthew M. WILLIAMS join the LVMH Group. Since he took part in the LVMH Prize, we have had the pleasure of watching him develop into the great talent he is today. I believe his singular vision of modernity will be a great opportunity for GIVENCHY to write its new chapter with strength and success.     Renaud de LESQUEN, CEO and President of GIVENCHY, states: I want to warmly welcome Matthew M. WILLIAMS to the beautiful Maison GIVENCHY. I am convinced that, with his unapologetic approach to design and creativity and in great collaboration with the Maison's exceptional ateliers and teams, Matthew will help GIVENCHY reach its full potential.     Matthew M. WILLIAMS states: I am extremely honored to join the House of GIVENCHY. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era, based on modernity and inclusivity. I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.   Matthew M. WILLIAMS will present his first collection for the House of GIVENCHY in Paris in October.

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