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In conversation with Yoon Ambush
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In conversation with Yoon Ambush

Accessories A Roman luxury brand, a young and talented Tokyo-based designer and the most famous snake in the world. Bvlgari and Yoon, the brilliant woman at the forefront of a new wave of female designers, introduce “Serpenti Through the Eyes of Ambush”, a limited-edition handbags and accessories collection born out of the exciting special collaboration.   Writing another inspired chapter of the “Serpenti Through the Eyes Of” series, which kicked off in 2017, the Ambush x Bvlgari collection presents an unprecedented interpretation of the timeless Serpenti Forever bag, the Roman Maison’s unquestionable icon of glamour.   Grown up with pop culture, which moulded her open mind and diverse creativity, Yoon is famed for her real-life inspired creations with high-end touch. Today she challenges herself with a new venture: “For this capsule collection I wanted to express the bold and contemporary character of Serpenti. Snakes are wondrous and fascinating creatures of nature but with Bvlgari they also became a symbol of glamour in constant evolution. Natural beauty meets human creation, all guided by a contemporary aesthetic.”     We had a delight speaking to Yoon about the collaboration.     When did you first have interest for fashion? How did your career in fashion start and what were the beginning like?   I came into Fashion by accident by being a club kid. It was intended when I started, but each road and each open door led me to where I am today. Not having an education and training in Fashion was not easy initially, but like any other job, you learn the most on the job, not at a school memorizing, so I did have my share of hard work and persistence to get to where I am today.       Tell us more about your new exciting collaboration with Bvlgari for a special Serpenti bag capsule collection. / 5. How did the collaboration with Bvlgari start and what is the inspiration behind the coming collection?   I received a Bulgari Avrora Award in 2018. The Awards celebrates women and Bulgari wanted to do a collab with a women designer on their new project so they reached out to me. While I was researching about Serpenti and snakes, I came across these fantastic images of Tree Python of Southeast Asia. I couldn't believe that there were such beauties in the wild. The colors came from Tree Pythons as well.  At glance, you would think it’s artificial, but it’s fascinating to know that these vivid tones exist in the wild. I wanted to be inspired by the beauty of nature.     What are the new elements of the coming collection, and key details you are working on to make it unique?    It was essential to express the beauty of snakes and capture it in a more approachable and lively way so I made the Serpenti head wrapped in same leather to make it more adorable.  Also padded the bag to give more fluid and plush vibe     How are you putting your stamp in the collection, with what notes of your creativity and DNA?   I brought the playful side of me to align into celebrating the beauty of Serpenti motif. Snakes are beautiful, mysterious, and magical. Bulgari gave me lots of freedom to have fun. While I kept the code for the house, I also waned to see how much I could push to bring something new that Bulgari has not seen before to be table as well.     When will the collection be released?   In the beginning of September.      Are you working on any more exciting collaboration with Bvlgari?   Would love to work on jewelry with in the future!  A Roman luxury brand, a young and talented Tokyo-based designer and the most famous snake in the world. Bvlgari and Yoon, the brilliant woman at the forefront of a new wave of female designers, introduce “Serpenti Through the Eyes of Ambush”, a limited-edition handbags and accessories collection born out of the exciting special collaboration.   Writing another inspired chapter of the “Serpenti Through the Eyes Of” series, which kicked off in 2017, the Ambush x Bvlgari collection presents an unprecedented interpretation of the timeless Serpenti Forever bag, the Roman Maison’s unquestionable icon of glamour.   Grown up with pop culture, which moulded her open mind and diverse creativity, Yoon is famed for her real-life inspired creations with high-end touch. Today she challenges herself with a new venture: “For this capsule collection I wanted to express the bold and contemporary character of Serpenti. Snakes are wondrous and fascinating creatures of nature but with Bvlgari they also became a symbol of glamour in constant evolution. Natural beauty meets human creation, all guided by a contemporary aesthetic.”     We had a delight speaking to Yoon about the collaboration.     When did you first have interest for fashion? How did your career in fashion start and what were the beginning like?   I came into Fashion by accident by being a club kid. It was intended when I started, but each road and each open door led me to where I am today. Not having an education and training in Fashion was not easy initially, but like any other job, you learn the most on the job, not at a school memorizing, so I did have my share of hard work and persistence to get to where I am today.       Tell us more about your new exciting collaboration with Bvlgari for a special Serpenti bag capsule collection. / 5. How did the collaboration with Bvlgari start and what is the inspiration behind the coming collection?   I received a Bulgari Avrora Award in 2018. The Awards celebrates women and Bulgari wanted to do a collab with a women designer on their new project so they reached out to me. While I was researching about Serpenti and snakes, I came across these fantastic images of Tree Python of Southeast Asia. I couldn't believe that there were such beauties in the wild. The colors came from Tree Pythons as well.  At glance, you would think it’s artificial, but it’s fascinating to know that these vivid tones exist in the wild. I wanted to be inspired by the beauty of nature.     What are the new elements of the coming collection, and key details you are working on to make it unique?    It was essential to express the beauty of snakes and capture it in a more approachable and lively way so I made the Serpenti head wrapped in same leather to make it more adorable.  Also padded the bag to give more fluid and plush vibe     How are you putting your stamp in the collection, with what notes of your creativity and DNA?   I brought the playful side of me to align into celebrating the beauty of Serpenti motif. Snakes are beautiful, mysterious, and magical. Bulgari gave me lots of freedom to have fun. While I kept the code for the house, I also waned to see how much I could push to bring something new that Bulgari has not seen before to be table as well.     When will the collection be released?   In the beginning of September.      Are you working on any more exciting collaboration with Bvlgari?   Would love to work on jewelry with in the future! 

Eres collaborates with Palorosa
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Eres collaborates with Palorosa

Fashion In order to create a statement basket for summer 2020, ERES have partnered with the unique luxury brand Palorosa. The essence of these two brands result in a similar approach: quality of workmanship and respect for tradition. These naturally graphic baskets inspired Marie-Paule Minchelli to create a line of architectural proportions using the emblematic ERES colours.     With a shared passion for quality and respect for tradition, the essential Palorosa. baskets have been designed taking inspiration from the colour nuances of the ERES SS20 summer collection: dedicated to South America, giving life to a exclusive capsule collection. These baskets are available in three different sizes, in a classic straw colour.   The Palorosa project is inspired by the city of Guatemala and the country's unique landscapes. Founded in 2014 by Cecilia Pirani, the project was born from a desire to rethink and reuse existing materials, and to use innovative colours and shapes, in close collaboration with local artisans.Each product is hand woven by incredible artisans in Guatemala, preserving quality craftsmanship and traditional techniques.   With the shared passion for quality and respect for tradition, the exclusive Palorosa baskets have been designed, drawing inspiration from the colour nuances of the ERES SS20 summer collection: dedicated to South America, giving life to a exclusive capsule collection. With a minimalist and block colour graphic design, the capsule collection highlights the craftsmanship and timeless aesthetics that have always characterised the creations of Palorosa.   In order to create a statement basket for summer 2020, ERES have partnered with the unique luxury brand Palorosa. The essence of these two brands result in a similar approach: quality of workmanship and respect for tradition. These naturally graphic baskets inspired Marie-Paule Minchelli to create a line of architectural proportions using the emblematic ERES colours.     With a shared passion for quality and respect for tradition, the essential Palorosa. baskets have been designed taking inspiration from the colour nuances of the ERES SS20 summer collection: dedicated to South America, giving life to a exclusive capsule collection. These baskets are available in three different sizes, in a classic straw colour.   The Palorosa project is inspired by the city of Guatemala and the country's unique landscapes. Founded in 2014 by Cecilia Pirani, the project was born from a desire to rethink and reuse existing materials, and to use innovative colours and shapes, in close collaboration with local artisans.Each product is hand woven by incredible artisans in Guatemala, preserving quality craftsmanship and traditional techniques.   With the shared passion for quality and respect for tradition, the exclusive Palorosa baskets have been designed, drawing inspiration from the colour nuances of the ERES SS20 summer collection: dedicated to South America, giving life to a exclusive capsule collection. With a minimalist and block colour graphic design, the capsule collection highlights the craftsmanship and timeless aesthetics that have always characterised the creations of Palorosa.  

Exclusive Editorial "Ophelia"
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Exclusive Editorial "Ophelia"

Fashion A story about the human existence. It’s about feeling stuck behind a glass wall. It’s about feeling visible but not seen. Wanted but not welcome. The texture of tenderness running up your spine, gently touching your skin. A weight gets lifted off your chest because you no longer feel trapped within your own flesh. It feels like a warm hand touching your cheek. Skin to skin. Human to human. The collected pieces of yourself form a masterpiece, a goddess pressing her breasts against the wall that’s holding her back. Filling your lungs with life knowing they will expand and contract giving yourself the permission to come home.     TEAM CREDITS: Photography DEBORA BRUNE www.deborabrune.com / @debora_brune Styling CAMILLE NAOMI FRANKE / https://www.camillenaomi.com// @camiillefr Model YASMIN @ LET IT GO MANAGEMENT / @opheliathanatos Hair and Make up ANA BUVINIC @ BASICS BERLIN/ https://www.anabuvinic.com/ @ana.buvinic.mua Assistant JELENA KOVACEVIC / @jelena_asdf LUISA BOCKSNICK / @bxnck A story about the human existence. It’s about feeling stuck behind a glass wall. It’s about feeling visible but not seen. Wanted but not welcome. The texture of tenderness running up your spine, gently touching your skin. A weight gets lifted off your chest because you no longer feel trapped within your own flesh. It feels like a warm hand touching your cheek. Skin to skin. Human to human. The collected pieces of yourself form a masterpiece, a goddess pressing her breasts against the wall that’s holding her back. Filling your lungs with life knowing they will expand and contract giving yourself the permission to come home.     TEAM CREDITS: Photography DEBORA BRUNE www.deborabrune.com / @debora_brune Styling CAMILLE NAOMI FRANKE / https://www.camillenaomi.com// @camiillefr Model YASMIN @ LET IT GO MANAGEMENT / @opheliathanatos Hair and Make up ANA BUVINIC @ BASICS BERLIN/ https://www.anabuvinic.com/ @ana.buvinic.mua Assistant JELENA KOVACEVIC / @jelena_asdf LUISA BOCKSNICK / @bxnck

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Filling Pieces presents the new collection for Spring & Summer 2021
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Filling Pieces presents the new collection for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion At a time when specific circumstances push us to create in alternative ways such as computer-generated animations, Filling Pieces presents its Spring-Summer 2021 collection with a physical pre-recorded runway show.      After months of reduced physical interaction and social distancing, human connection is a luxury in demand. Our support systems have either been solidified or renewed and it is clear that we cannot live without them.      In the images from the video, spaces and perspectives become confused, contradictory and transformational thanks to the use of the opaque, flowing drapes. Models fuse with ‘worlds within worlds’, symbolising the shift to a new state of mind.     SS21 is designed with the intention of reuniting and strengthening the collective bond we have as people, finding unity in diversity. There are lots of subtle details throughout the collection, symbolic of the theme including the crowd print and the handshake - one of the new signature logos of FP.      What makes Filling Pieces and our founder successful is the support you receive from your family and friends and brands you associate with. Supporting your local network and giving them the strength to progress and grow up together is why the theme 'Support' fits so perfectly with the values of Guillaume and the company.  --- RTW Designer, Dieylane Cisse.     From footwear to ready-to-wear, eyewear, bags and accessories - the bigger the collection, the bigger the family and the larger the support.  Although most of the pieces are designed with a unisex approach, the SS21 collection introduces a more feminine focus.  Crafted in Amsterdam, Paris and Portugal.       CREDITS: Art Direction : Daniele Misso (@daniele.misso), Marije Seijn (@marije.seijn), Matthias Weber (@matt_weber) Photography: Walter Pierre (@walterpierrephotography) Videography Director : Danny Griffioen (@danny.griffioen) from That’s What She Set (@thats.what.she.set) Cinematographer : Zeeger Verschuren (@zeegerverschuren)   MUAH : Laura Yard (@laurayard) At a time when specific circumstances push us to create in alternative ways such as computer-generated animations, Filling Pieces presents its Spring-Summer 2021 collection with a physical pre-recorded runway show.      After months of reduced physical interaction and social distancing, human connection is a luxury in demand. Our support systems have either been solidified or renewed and it is clear that we cannot live without them.      In the images from the video, spaces and perspectives become confused, contradictory and transformational thanks to the use of the opaque, flowing drapes. Models fuse with ‘worlds within worlds’, symbolising the shift to a new state of mind.     SS21 is designed with the intention of reuniting and strengthening the collective bond we have as people, finding unity in diversity. There are lots of subtle details throughout the collection, symbolic of the theme including the crowd print and the handshake - one of the new signature logos of FP.      What makes Filling Pieces and our founder successful is the support you receive from your family and friends and brands you associate with. Supporting your local network and giving them the strength to progress and grow up together is why the theme 'Support' fits so perfectly with the values of Guillaume and the company.  --- RTW Designer, Dieylane Cisse.     From footwear to ready-to-wear, eyewear, bags and accessories - the bigger the collection, the bigger the family and the larger the support.  Although most of the pieces are designed with a unisex approach, the SS21 collection introduces a more feminine focus.  Crafted in Amsterdam, Paris and Portugal.       CREDITS: Art Direction : Daniele Misso (@daniele.misso), Marije Seijn (@marije.seijn), Matthias Weber (@matt_weber) Photography: Walter Pierre (@walterpierrephotography) Videography Director : Danny Griffioen (@danny.griffioen) from That’s What She Set (@thats.what.she.set) Cinematographer : Zeeger Verschuren (@zeegerverschuren)   MUAH : Laura Yard (@laurayard)

Louis Vuitton presents the new men's Spring & Summer 2021 collection in Shanghai
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Louis Vuitton presents the new men's Spring & Summer 2021 collection in Shanghai

Fashion Week Resurgence is the mantra of our moment in time. Carried by hope, it conveys the act of surging: rising up, uprising, progressing. Some solve crossword puzzles. Nuance is my game. The term “manifesto” comes from the Latin word for “obvious”. Stating the obvious is not in my nature, but I am a believer in the power of documentation. As I restart my engines at Louis Vuitton and take off for a future of new possibility, I look back at my port of departure. Under my artistic direction, I see my Louis Vuitton Men’s collections as my platform of nuance. I strive to employ fashion to reflect and affect ideals of inclusivity, unity and humanity. Through nuance, I believe in making my mark with poise, style and grace.        It’s my desire to imbue the traditional codes of luxury with my own progressive values. Nuance, like sarcasm, can be difficult to understand. Every season, my team updates The vocabulary according to Virgil Abloh: A liberal definition of terms and explanation of ideas. Under ‘I’ for ‘Irony’: “The presence of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton.” For all intents and nuances, I have often spelled out the interceptive reality of myself as a black man in a French luxury house. I am well aware of my responsibilities. Rather than preaching about it, I hope to lead by example and unlock the door for future generations.       Using the language of nuance, I hope the imagery speaks for itself: Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz as an ironic parallel to my journey into the fashion establishment (and a pendant to The Wiz, which re-appropriated the film with an all-black cast); Black musical icons as humanitarians whose appeals unify race, gender, culture and creed; Flower fields as a metaphor for diversity and a symbol of traditional Parisian confection ; Heaven on Earth as a surreal concept of time and progress in society. I use these images to trick the spectator’s preconceived ideas, overwrite embedded race associations, and tackle prejudice on a subconscious level. I would like it to serve as a Trojan horse for the mind. Resurgence is the mantra of our moment in time. Carried by hope, it conveys the act of surging: rising up, uprising, progressing. Some solve crossword puzzles. Nuance is my game. The term “manifesto” comes from the Latin word for “obvious”. Stating the obvious is not in my nature, but I am a believer in the power of documentation. As I restart my engines at Louis Vuitton and take off for a future of new possibility, I look back at my port of departure. Under my artistic direction, I see my Louis Vuitton Men’s collections as my platform of nuance. I strive to employ fashion to reflect and affect ideals of inclusivity, unity and humanity. Through nuance, I believe in making my mark with poise, style and grace.        It’s my desire to imbue the traditional codes of luxury with my own progressive values. Nuance, like sarcasm, can be difficult to understand. Every season, my team updates The vocabulary according to Virgil Abloh: A liberal definition of terms and explanation of ideas. Under ‘I’ for ‘Irony’: “The presence of Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton.” For all intents and nuances, I have often spelled out the interceptive reality of myself as a black man in a French luxury house. I am well aware of my responsibilities. Rather than preaching about it, I hope to lead by example and unlock the door for future generations.       Using the language of nuance, I hope the imagery speaks for itself: Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz as an ironic parallel to my journey into the fashion establishment (and a pendant to The Wiz, which re-appropriated the film with an all-black cast); Black musical icons as humanitarians whose appeals unify race, gender, culture and creed; Flower fields as a metaphor for diversity and a symbol of traditional Parisian confection ; Heaven on Earth as a surreal concept of time and progress in society. I use these images to trick the spectator’s preconceived ideas, overwrite embedded race associations, and tackle prejudice on a subconscious level. I would like it to serve as a Trojan horse for the mind.

Maium launches completely new designs for AW20
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Maium launches completely new designs for AW20

Fashion Maium welcomes a brand-new jacket to their collection, The Lightweight. An extra waterproof layer for the winter, a light breathable jacket for the summer. The lightweight parka is a fully waterproof all-weather shell. A jacket that comforts you through thick and thin. Along The Lightweight, Maium introduces their first ever made bucket hat in various colors for a full waterproof protection.     The Lightweight: Made to travel in style, the lightweight packable handily folds into your bag or purse due to the light texture of the fabric. The jacket remains to have the iconic Maium essentials, allowing to easily transform the jacket into a poncho for on the bike or scooter. This newest addition has even more features such as a practical hood with adjustable court stops and cap. The jacket is equipped with a high collar to protect mouth and nose from the stormy days.  Adjustable waist and cuffs are introduced to make a more feminine look. Made from 77 recycled PET bottles and PFC free, this jacket follows the range of sustainable rainwear. With a colorful range of Reflective, Black, Blue Navy & Fluo Orange Maium’s lightweight jacket is definitely a statement piece.     The Bucket: In addition to the lightweight jacket, Maium is introducing their first ever made bucket hat. The Bucket is a fully waterproof head protector that is perfect combinable with the jacket. It’s just a hat, and does not transform as you might be used from the jackets. Also, the hat is made from recycled plastic bottles to comfort you with a complete sustainable look. In order to prevent from losing it, The Bucket is equipped with an adjustable court-stop. Designed and tested by bad weather experts, this is a must have for a complete outfit to conquer the rainy days. Maium welcomes a brand-new jacket to their collection, The Lightweight. An extra waterproof layer for the winter, a light breathable jacket for the summer. The lightweight parka is a fully waterproof all-weather shell. A jacket that comforts you through thick and thin. Along The Lightweight, Maium introduces their first ever made bucket hat in various colors for a full waterproof protection.     The Lightweight: Made to travel in style, the lightweight packable handily folds into your bag or purse due to the light texture of the fabric. The jacket remains to have the iconic Maium essentials, allowing to easily transform the jacket into a poncho for on the bike or scooter. This newest addition has even more features such as a practical hood with adjustable court stops and cap. The jacket is equipped with a high collar to protect mouth and nose from the stormy days.  Adjustable waist and cuffs are introduced to make a more feminine look. Made from 77 recycled PET bottles and PFC free, this jacket follows the range of sustainable rainwear. With a colorful range of Reflective, Black, Blue Navy & Fluo Orange Maium’s lightweight jacket is definitely a statement piece.     The Bucket: In addition to the lightweight jacket, Maium is introducing their first ever made bucket hat. The Bucket is a fully waterproof head protector that is perfect combinable with the jacket. It’s just a hat, and does not transform as you might be used from the jackets. Also, the hat is made from recycled plastic bottles to comfort you with a complete sustainable look. In order to prevent from losing it, The Bucket is equipped with an adjustable court-stop. Designed and tested by bad weather experts, this is a must have for a complete outfit to conquer the rainy days.

Exclusive Editorial by Allan Hamitouche
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Exclusive Editorial by Allan Hamitouche

Men Exclusive new editorial captured by the lens of Allan Hamitouche.     TEAM CREDITS: MODEL : DAVID PRINCE @ 16MEN PHOTOGRAPHY : ALLAN HAMITOUCHE STYLIST : JEREMIE CHEGRANE  STYLIST ASSISTANT : GEOFFREY SAUVAGE EDITOR: TIMOTEJ LETONJA Exclusive new editorial captured by the lens of Allan Hamitouche.     TEAM CREDITS: MODEL : DAVID PRINCE @ 16MEN PHOTOGRAPHY : ALLAN HAMITOUCHE STYLIST : JEREMIE CHEGRANE  STYLIST ASSISTANT : GEOFFREY SAUVAGE EDITOR: TIMOTEJ LETONJA

Balenciaga will open its newest flagship in Rome
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Balenciaga will open its newest flagship in Rome

Fashion On August 4th, 2020, Balenciaga will open its newest flagship, a largescale store in the heart of Rome. BALENCIAGA PIAZZI DI SPAGNA—located at the foot of the Spanish Steps—introduces a location-specific concept to showcase men’s, women's, and kids’ ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and accessories on two full floors.     Glass doors and windows facing the street are curved inward, creating convexspaces that reveal a wider view of the store’s interior from outside. Inside, roomsopen up to one another, each a variation of the theme that came before it. The floors of each room are made from a variety of codified textures: asphalt-like, interlocking concrete tile, and logo-carved carpet in cement grey and theatrical red.     Influenced by the culture of preservation and drama that surrounds this newest flagship, its walls are partially obscured behind glass or red curtains, weaving elements from a museum or stage into the brand signatures. Industrial mirrors, lacquered metal, and extruded aluminium round out other details that transpose the signatures of public, civic architecture into a private, retail space.       BALENCIAGA PIAZZA DI SPAGNA ROME 67-69 Piazza di Spagna 00187 Roma Italy On August 4th, 2020, Balenciaga will open its newest flagship, a largescale store in the heart of Rome. BALENCIAGA PIAZZI DI SPAGNA—located at the foot of the Spanish Steps—introduces a location-specific concept to showcase men’s, women's, and kids’ ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and accessories on two full floors.     Glass doors and windows facing the street are curved inward, creating convexspaces that reveal a wider view of the store’s interior from outside. Inside, roomsopen up to one another, each a variation of the theme that came before it. The floors of each room are made from a variety of codified textures: asphalt-like, interlocking concrete tile, and logo-carved carpet in cement grey and theatrical red.     Influenced by the culture of preservation and drama that surrounds this newest flagship, its walls are partially obscured behind glass or red curtains, weaving elements from a museum or stage into the brand signatures. Industrial mirrors, lacquered metal, and extruded aluminium round out other details that transpose the signatures of public, civic architecture into a private, retail space.       BALENCIAGA PIAZZA DI SPAGNA ROME 67-69 Piazza di Spagna 00187 Roma Italy

Palm Angels and Clarks Originals have released the limited-edition Desert Boot
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Palm Angels and Clarks Originals have released the limited-edition Desert Boot

Accessories Palm Angels and Clarks Originals have released the limited-edition Desert Boot in the year that marks the 70th anniversary of the original Clarks desert boot, an icon which has remained unchanged since its release in 1950. The boot is constructed using Clarks Originals signature all-natural crepe sole and finest suede from its historic UK partner tannery Charles F. Stead.     Palm Angels x Clarks will be available on the Palm Angels e-commerce and in selected stores worldwide, starting on Tuesday, July 28th. Palm Angels and Clarks Originals have released the limited-edition Desert Boot in the year that marks the 70th anniversary of the original Clarks desert boot, an icon which has remained unchanged since its release in 1950. The boot is constructed using Clarks Originals signature all-natural crepe sole and finest suede from its historic UK partner tannery Charles F. Stead.     Palm Angels x Clarks will be available on the Palm Angels e-commerce and in selected stores worldwide, starting on Tuesday, July 28th.

Gucci Fall-Winter 2020-2021 Advertising Campaign, The Ritual
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Gucci Fall-Winter 2020-2021 Advertising Campaign, The Ritual

Fashion Titled The Ritual, the new Gucci advertising campaign follows the reversal of perspective that characterized Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s vision for the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, where the audience was invited to witness what goes on behind the scenes, behind the curtains. Further exploring the idea of looking at things from a different point of view, new possibilities opened up.     Consequently, models were asked to be the authors of the new campaign and were given the brief to simply inhabit the looks in their daily lives from the comfort of their own, intimate spaces and record themselves doing so. The lens is thus that of this eclectic cast of characters, and the result is a deeply personal, honest and candid series of self-portraits.     With freshness and authenticity, these hyper-real images depict one’s home as a personal creative laboratory, whose inhabitants are free to have fun and experiment using their imagination: they acted as photographers and storytellers, producers and scenographers. The different formats echo the array of tools used, ranging from disposable cameras to camera phones, adding to the variety of results and telling of individual decisions about how the protagonists wish to be seen.     “I decided to let the clothes travel towards the houses of the cast of models – the characters that have embodied my stories for years; individuals I chose precisely, over time, for their uniqueness that usually brings my campaigns to life. I asked them to represent the idea they have of themselves, to go public with it, shaping the poetry that accompanies them. I encouraged them to play, improvising with their life”, Alessandro Michele explained.   By ceding control, a new type of creativity is unleashed. So here’s the Gucci community, knitting, gardening, sunbathing, brushing teeth, hanging out on the roof of a building, jumping off a bed, with pets, even playing darts while skateboarding indoors on a polished wooden floor.  Though the scenarios are every day, the images are anything but, showing how Gucci’s magical Romanticism inspires a peculiar, emotional dreamlike quality.   Surprisingly, a certain consistency fosters the whole visual experiment of self-portraits and their footage, a consistency that speaks of an infusion of Gucci, even from afar.   #GucciTheRitual   Credits:   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: models Hair stylist: models Make up: models Titled The Ritual, the new Gucci advertising campaign follows the reversal of perspective that characterized Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s vision for the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, where the audience was invited to witness what goes on behind the scenes, behind the curtains. Further exploring the idea of looking at things from a different point of view, new possibilities opened up.     Consequently, models were asked to be the authors of the new campaign and were given the brief to simply inhabit the looks in their daily lives from the comfort of their own, intimate spaces and record themselves doing so. The lens is thus that of this eclectic cast of characters, and the result is a deeply personal, honest and candid series of self-portraits.     With freshness and authenticity, these hyper-real images depict one’s home as a personal creative laboratory, whose inhabitants are free to have fun and experiment using their imagination: they acted as photographers and storytellers, producers and scenographers. The different formats echo the array of tools used, ranging from disposable cameras to camera phones, adding to the variety of results and telling of individual decisions about how the protagonists wish to be seen.     “I decided to let the clothes travel towards the houses of the cast of models – the characters that have embodied my stories for years; individuals I chose precisely, over time, for their uniqueness that usually brings my campaigns to life. I asked them to represent the idea they have of themselves, to go public with it, shaping the poetry that accompanies them. I encouraged them to play, improvising with their life”, Alessandro Michele explained.   By ceding control, a new type of creativity is unleashed. So here’s the Gucci community, knitting, gardening, sunbathing, brushing teeth, hanging out on the roof of a building, jumping off a bed, with pets, even playing darts while skateboarding indoors on a polished wooden floor.  Though the scenarios are every day, the images are anything but, showing how Gucci’s magical Romanticism inspires a peculiar, emotional dreamlike quality.   Surprisingly, a certain consistency fosters the whole visual experiment of self-portraits and their footage, a consistency that speaks of an infusion of Gucci, even from afar.   #GucciTheRitual   Credits:   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: models Hair stylist: models Make up: models

SAINT LAURENT FALL 20 #YSL33 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
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SAINT LAURENT FALL 20 #YSL33 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Fashion Saint Laurent releases the new Fall 2020 campaign, starring Grace Hartzel.     Art Direction: Anthony Vaccarello  Director: Juergen Teller Talent: Grace Hartzel   #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello Saint Laurent releases the new Fall 2020 campaign, starring Grace Hartzel.     Art Direction: Anthony Vaccarello  Director: Juergen Teller Talent: Grace Hartzel   #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello

CELINE HOMME "THE DANCING KID"
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CELINE HOMME "THE DANCING KID"

Fashion Week     THE DANCING KID: A TEEN ROMANCE.   THE CONCEPT FOR THE DANCING KID TOOK HOLD IN DECEMBER 2019. ATTUNED TO NEW ADOLESCENT CODES, HEDI SLIMANE PHOTOGRAPHED NOEN EUBANKS IN LONDON. IT BECAME THE START OF THE "PORTRAIT OF A TEEN IDOL" SERIES. IN EARLY 2020, THIS COLLECTION WAS BEING PREPARED IN PARALLEL WITH THE WINTER COLLECTION. THE CONFINEMENT CONFIRMED HEDI SLIMANE’S DIRECTION, BUT THE WHOLE OF THE DANCING KID ALREADY HAD COME TOGETHER AND WAS DESIGNED ENTIRELY IN SAINT TROPEZ WELL BEFORE MARCH.   MEANWHILE, CONFINED YOUTH STAVED OFF BOREDOM BY DANCING, AFFIRMING THEIR CREATIVE FLAIR, CONVICTIONS AND CULTURE, NOTABLY MUSICAL. IN AMERICA, BILLBOARD AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY PIVOTED TO A MAJOR NEW INFLUENCE.   THE DANCING KID IS A "DOCUMENTARY" COLLECTION SPANNING EBOYS AND CURRENT SKATE CULTURE, A CANDID PORTRAIT OF A GENERATION THAT TOOK ADVANTAGE OF  THE CONFINEMENT AND ISOLATION TO ASSERT ITSELF AND EMANCIPATE ITSELF CREATIVELY, SPONTANEOUSLY INVENTING AN INITIATORY LANGUAGE ANCHORED IN DANCE AND TEEN ROMANCE.   HEDI SLIMANE INVITED SIX ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FORM OF THE DANCING KID EDITIONS, IN THE MANNER OF A GROUP SHOW.     THE DANCING KID: A TEEN ROMANCE.   THE CONCEPT FOR THE DANCING KID TOOK HOLD IN DECEMBER 2019. ATTUNED TO NEW ADOLESCENT CODES, HEDI SLIMANE PHOTOGRAPHED NOEN EUBANKS IN LONDON. IT BECAME THE START OF THE "PORTRAIT OF A TEEN IDOL" SERIES. IN EARLY 2020, THIS COLLECTION WAS BEING PREPARED IN PARALLEL WITH THE WINTER COLLECTION. THE CONFINEMENT CONFIRMED HEDI SLIMANE’S DIRECTION, BUT THE WHOLE OF THE DANCING KID ALREADY HAD COME TOGETHER AND WAS DESIGNED ENTIRELY IN SAINT TROPEZ WELL BEFORE MARCH.   MEANWHILE, CONFINED YOUTH STAVED OFF BOREDOM BY DANCING, AFFIRMING THEIR CREATIVE FLAIR, CONVICTIONS AND CULTURE, NOTABLY MUSICAL. IN AMERICA, BILLBOARD AND THE MUSIC INDUSTRY PIVOTED TO A MAJOR NEW INFLUENCE.   THE DANCING KID IS A "DOCUMENTARY" COLLECTION SPANNING EBOYS AND CURRENT SKATE CULTURE, A CANDID PORTRAIT OF A GENERATION THAT TOOK ADVANTAGE OF  THE CONFINEMENT AND ISOLATION TO ASSERT ITSELF AND EMANCIPATE ITSELF CREATIVELY, SPONTANEOUSLY INVENTING AN INITIATORY LANGUAGE ANCHORED IN DANCE AND TEEN ROMANCE.   HEDI SLIMANE INVITED SIX ARTISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FORM OF THE DANCING KID EDITIONS, IN THE MANNER OF A GROUP SHOW.

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