GIVENCHY SS2017 Haute Couture Collection

Haute Couture SS2017 Collection

Long dress in silk chiffon printed with a red tartan pattern, hand pleated at the neck, cuffs and hem and embellished with thin metal disks covered with chiffon.
+ printed jersey jumpsuit and lace incrusted

Long dress in silk chiffon printed with a blue and black tartan pattern, hand smoked at the neck, waist and wrists and embellished all over with small graduated metal disks covered with chiffon.
+ printed jersey jumpsuit and lace incrusted

Long dress in silk chiffon printed with a pink and red tartan pattern, delicate plissé soleil at the waist, neck and hem and embellished with red mirror-effect crystals.
+ printed jersey jumpsuit and lace incrusted

Long dress made entirely of a mix of Chantilly lace, bands of lace and embellished lace, with sleeves decorated with feather on the inside, in bands of lace with small metal rings appliqué.
+ jumpsuit in patchwork of lace stripes

Long backless dress with cape in fabric and intarsia motifs chiffon, ribbed knit with plissé soleil.
+ lace jumpsuit with lace incrusted

Long asymmetric dress made entirely of thin metal rings covered with organza hand embellished with geometric motifs.

Long dress in black illusion tulle embroidered with delicate geometric floral motifs, a cut and glued feathered front, and ribbons of black rooster feathers at the sleeves and hem.
+ jumpsuit made in stripes of jersey and lace with lace incrusted

Tailcoat jacket in boned velvet decorated with leather fringes and leather interlacing. Stirrup pants in stretch washed lambskin leather with handwoven leather tie.

Long dress in matte black jersey tubes embellished all over with shiny black beads and black mirror-effect crystals.

Long sculpted dress in organza tubes juxtaposed and appliquéd on a bustier in tulle decorated with macramé fringes.

Long dress in black illusion tulle embellished with graduated fringes with a silk embroidered front on an organza base.
+ lace jumpsuit and lace incrusted

Long asymmetric dress in micro sequin mesh, embellished with ostrich, emu, and black heron feathers, as well as a composition of black mirror-effect crystals.
+ jersey and lace jumpsuit with lace incrusted

Long dress in nude illusion tulle embellished with rooster feathers, cut feathers, ostrich feathers, and pink bird of paradise feathers.
+ patchwork of lace jumpsuit and lace incrusted

Hamilton Presents 2017 Novelties @ Pre-BASELWORLD Preview

Hamilton held an exclusive preview in Hong Kong recently with the presence of Vivian Stauffer, Head of Sales International of Hamilton, presented the brands marketing strategy of the year and the 2017 novelties to the guests.

Established in 1892, Hamilton unites American spirit and Swiss precision with a deeply-rooted connection with aviation, navigation and the film industry, creating numerous celebrated masterpieces. The brand has a prestigious history of serving the flying community. Collaborating with the Red Bull Air Race for more than a decade, Hamilton is delighted to become its Official Timekeeper in 2017, witnessing the exciting races which combines speed, precision and skill.

Hamilton Khaki X-Wind (on him)
As one of Hamilton’s icon collections, the Khaki X-Wind welcomes two new members – Khaki W-Wind Auto Chrono and Khaki X-Wind Day Date. Stainless steel with PVD coating case, large Roman numerals with Super-LumiNova® and typical pilot hands animate the sporty dial. Khaki X-Wind Auto Chrono is one of the brand’s first watches equipped with a drift angle calculator, showcasing Hamilton’s character rooted in aviation.

Hamilton Ventura (on her)
Introduced in 1957, the cutting-edged design of the Ventura has captured the hearts of celebrities and watch fans such as Elvis Presley, the king of rock and roll. This year, Hamilton commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Ventura with the launch of the celebratory timepieces inspired by the Ventura Classic. Peering through the geometrical crisscross dial, which resembles Elvis Presley’s microphone, the wearer can catch the mesmerizing motion of the automatic movement featuring 80 hours power reserve.

Hamilton ODC X-03 (on him)
Designed by the production designer of Interstellar and three-time Oscar-nominated Nathan Crowley, the ODC X-03, which is inspired by Interstellar’s Endurance spaceship, is the third in a trilogy of watches. This masterpiece features a hexagonal titanium case with a 3D printed and laser engraved Jupiter dial and three black and white sub-dials orbiting Jupiter while the case-back is artfully engraved with key facts on mighty Jupiter, for example size and temperature. It is available as a 999-piece limited edition. 

(on her)
Hamilton's latest creation


COACH x CHLOË GRACE MORETZ Spring 2017 Ad Campaign

Lounging with classic American vintage cars amid a field of wildflowers in Liberty State Park, Chloë Grace Moretz appears in the new Coach New York Spring 2017 campaign with the city skyline behind her. Shot by longtime Coach collaborator Steven Meisel and styled by Karl Templer, Moretz embodies the brand’s love of Americana style.

With her hair blowing in the wind, Moretz personifies American cool, the spirit of independence and a distinctly New York attitude. Draping a leather jacket over her soft prairie floral dress, she mixes romantic Southwestern fringing with the toughness of biker leather. This season’s Swagger and Edie bags come in muted shades of pink while the Drifter appears in a chalk white.

Inspired by the eclectic craft of Santa Fe, bags are embellished with custom-made rivets and studs, a rich mix of semiprecious stones and genuine snakeskin details—a nod to the American West. Sheer printed dresses are accessorized with stacked printed silk scarves and heavy off-duty creepers made for exploring the city by foot.

Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers says, “Chloë has a sense of optimism that is the perfect juxtaposition to the New York City backdrop, Coach’s home city. Chloë’s ease and effortlessness of style feels relevant and very Coach.”

Chloé Spring 2017 Collection

Chloé Spring 2017 collection channels the casual elegance of California, inspired by the nostalgic and rustic spirit of its hills and desert canyons. Noble materials are interwoven with workwear elements and a long, tapered silhouette that balances effortless tailored separates with a cascade of delicate layers that float around the body. Fringe, tassel and lacework elements perpetuate soft movement throughout as graphic stripes, checks and vegetal prints are nuanced with an antique, textured appeal. The palette warms from signature Chloé shades of blush, white and powdery desert tones through to warm oranges, rose pink, maroon, and navy blue.

Men’s poplin shirting is extended into bibbed drawstring shirt-dresses edged with delicate pintucks and a pineapple effect broderie anglaise, while high-waisted trousers are traced with topstitched tabs and finish with a tapered button cuff. Delicate crepe gowns with wide bell sleeves and shirred cuffs are nipped at the waist or fall in undulating tiers, at times embellished with palm frond fil coupé or contrasting sunflower and cherry-embroidered rick rack lace. Elsewhere a knotted suede tunic and shorts accent the collection with a raw, laidback sophistication.

Touches of military detailing lend a boyish ease to high summer separates, as cotton lacing, patch pockets, and goldtone buttons adorn cotton blouses, blazers, and city shorts. ‘Gaucho’ capes and ponchos in felted wool or artisanal textile knitwear are layered with striped linen boot-cut flares or tiered column gowns in silk georgette.

On foot, cut-out block heeled booties are trimmed with laced eyelets and triple strap sandals feature delicate bow detailing.

The iconic ‘Faye’ bag is inlaid with fiery panels of snakeskin or transformed as a petite backpack, and the ‘Drew’ is traced with a decorative lasercut pineapple motif.

Debuting for Resort 2017, the new ‘Mily’ bag in goatskin features both chain and calfskin straps and an iconic golden turn-lock.


Brioni & The Royal College of Art To Celebrate Ten Years Of Partnership

Brioni and the Royal College of Art have renewed their partnership and will work together for the tenth time. The goal of the collaboration, which started with the academic year 2007-2008, is to support the RCA MA Menswear Fashion Design Course and to transmit Brioni’s sartorial techniques and know-how to the future generation of worldwide talents attending the course. This edition will focus on the development and realization of a tuxedo, one of Brioni’s masterpieces. Each RCA student will be invited to propose its own interpretation of this special garment. Three of them will have the opportunity to spend a week of intense hands-on tailoring at the Brioni Scuola di Alta Sartoria (tailoring school) in Penne, Abruzzi region, and to work together with Brioni Master Tailors in the realization of their projects. A real workshop where the deepest tailoring savoir-faire and the youngest design approach meet each other. Later this year, a special jury will identify the winner of the Brioni award - the best finishing and style, ideally recognizable as a Brioni item – who will be awarded with a scholarship.


GUCCI Cruise 2017 A Portrait of Chatsworth Ad Campaign

 Set at Chatsworth, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, the Gucci Cruise 2017 advertising campaign is a celebration of quintessentially British culture.

Shot by photographer Glen Luchford, the images capture a group of characters in the grounds and interior of Chatsworth, surrounded by chickens and dogs; these grungy young people interact with the animals playfully, their punk attitudes juxtaposed with the grandiose, stately surroundings.

From late '70s punk youth subculture to beautiful landscape gardens, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele cites British culture as a source of constant inspiration.

This is evident in the campaign images, where young punkish characters appear alongside acclaimed British actress Vanessa Redgrave, painting an eclectic portrait of the British spirit and marking the start of Gucci’s three-year cultural partnership with Chatsworth.

Chatsworth House and Garden Art

Christopher Simmonds 

Photographer and Director:
Glen Luchford 

Joe McKenna

Paul Hanlon 

Make up:
Yadim Carranza

Talent: Vanessa Redgrave

Hannelore Knuts, Ellen De Weer, 
Sophia Friesen, Nika Cole, 
Dwight Hoogendijk, Nick Fortna, 
Conner Rowson, Victor Kusma.