YSL02 SS2017 Collection Preview - Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello

Anja Rubik is the face of the new Saint Laurent woman by Anthony Vaccarello. Behind the lens of Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, she portrays a free, hedonist and elusive woman, captured in the early hours of the morning on the wharfs of the Seine. Like a tribute to Paris, this campaign shows the city between two banks and also a little of the new Saint Laurent wardrobe, crossing the references to the heritage of the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house, juxtaposing leather, jewels and lace, drawing a femininity without frills, rooted in paradoxes, a sensuality tied to the body.

MOYNAT 2017 Chinese New Year's Pick

The House of Moynat celebrates the year of the rooster by sharing its two passions: exceptional French savoir-faire and "joie de vivre".

Ramesh Bair, artistic director of Moynat, has imagined an original illustration - a rooster with rock'n roll attitude in lively colours.

TAG Heuer CARRERA HEUER-01 Full Black Matt Ceramic

Totally black and totally matt, TAG Heuer is unveiling its very first proprietary men's chronograph made entirely from ceramic, including the bracelet. Presented for the first time two years ago at Baselworld, the Carrera HEUER-01 is THE signature Chrono model from the TAG Heuer manufacture. In 2015, the watch formed the cornerstone of a burgeoning new collection, with a new design, a new HEUER-01 in-house calibre, and a new modular case design with 12 different elements enabling multiple combinations of materials and colours. For this 2017 version, the sleek chronograph is the brand's current best-seller has been entirely produced using matt black ceramic. The case, bezel, lugs and case middle (all the parts exposed to friction) are made from black ceramic. This material offers unparalleled scratch-resistance. It presents a micro-blasted finish for a flawless deep black design. Technically, to guarantee perfect water resistance to 100 metres, steel is always present on all the functional parts of the watch (inner box section, screw-down case back, push-pieces etc.) to enable the gaskets (crystal gasket, case-back gaskets, push-piece gaskets and crown tube) to fulfil their function.

The watch is sleeker than ever, with a more contemporary look, and the ceramic bracelet with its H-shaped links and matt finishes is a pleasure to wear. In fact ceramic seems the perfect material for the watch industry. It is incredibly hard yet soft to the touch and highly scratch-resistant (a key quality in a watch). It keeps its original colour, fresh as the day it was made, and does not oxidise. It is hypoallergenic (also very important if you wear your watch for 10 to 12 hours a day) and is lighter than steel. Having benefited from five years of continuous improvement and optimisation, the HEUER-01 calibre has attained a very high level of quality while its production costs have been carefully managed, making it the only 45 mm Manufacture-made Chronograph using this type of material available for between 5000 and 7000 CHF, depending on the version.


PRADA Resort 2017 Men Ad Campaign

PRADA Resort 2017 Men advertising campaign photographed by Willy Vanderperre, featuring actor Dane DeHaan. The actor has been one of the faces of Prada menswear and fragrance since 2014. Known as a subtle and versatile actor, DeHaan embodies the Prada man, assuming new personae while adhering to his own character.

This latest campaign which combines both men’s and women’s looks, features quintessential Prada suiting, outerwear, shoes and luggage: efficient, elegant, designed and crafted with the globetrotter in mind. Yet here the travel stays close to home. The images place DeHaan in iconic, sometimes unexpected, locations in Prada’s hometown: in front of the Civic Planetarium ‘Ulrico Hoepli’, via Daniele Manin, and the newly inaugurated Fondazione Prada.

Inspired by the cinematic backdrop of the city, Willy Vanderperre tells a story of escape: DeHaan seems to be leaving these places behind, but taking with him a hefty suitcase of essentials. Here is the Prada man, setting off on a new course with an entire history at hand. Over the years Prada has relished assuming unlikely roles while always harkening back to a core set of codes. Actors too must mine histories both real and imagined in order to portray an interior life, if only for a moment of performance, while always maintaining an essential self. Perhaps there is a parallel to be drawn here. A true actor’s actor, like Prada’s Prada, can make even playing oneself a complete departure.

VIVIENNE TAM 2017 Chinese New Year's Pick

The New striking colours are also featured on OPERA GIRL Printed Sweaters, with shimmering details to celebrate the festive party season. OPERA GIRL Badges collection introduces new designs of dashing bomber jackets and casual jeans, get on holidays in playful style!

Joyfully blooming peony is printed on delicate 3D lace embroidery with a palette of pastel pink, creating an aura of vintage romance for the Chinese New Year collection.

While the jacquard peony collection features contrasting shades of tangerine red, creating rich visual effects that represents abundance and prosperity.

The OPERA GIRL iPhone 7 & 7 Plus Crystal Cases change into new outfits of Fuchsia, Blue and Green this festive season! With her delicate coronet embellished with sparkling Swarovski crystals, pamper your loved ones with a magical gift of charm.

PEDRO GARCÍA SS2017 Collection

Castoro Desert Boot
Recalling storied safari expeditions of the Serengeti, these handsome suede desert boots derive their distinguished and ruggedly refined appearance from a distinctively Pedro Garcia point of view. Their shape, volume and contours are precisely defined by tailored design and realized in this season’s warm earthen color palette.

Market Special
Modeled after the traditional straw woven market basket, Pedro Garcia swaps the materials and proportions of this mediterranean staple and transforms it into a modern day essential. Its easy casual spirit makes it indispensable from office to high street.

Truncated stud thong
The unexpected detailing of enameled truncated conic studding set against a clean minimalist frame give instant edge to electrifying thong sandals. Crafted from Tuscan vacchetta, their inimitable design creates high definition contrast and gives looks a distinctive edge.

Ruffle “tuxedo” flat sandal
A accordion-like ruffle embellished with Swarovksi crystals instantly upgrades the simple silhouette of slender satin sandals. Dramatic and structured, streamlined and sensuous, they are a versatile vision flexible enough to transition through day-to-night cycles without interruption.

Castoro Bucket Bag
Crafted from strong and supple natural castoro suede, Pedro Garcia’s color blocked bucket bag available in a warm palette of earthy tones, adds pop and optimism to outfits. Perfectly sized for everyday wear, inside, the brand’s signature detachable cosmetic purse is ready to hold all the little extras.

Cut-out Handle Tote
Picture window cut-out handles, complementary color scheme and perforated side gussets give the luxe suede and leather tote its harmonic and textural architectural qualities. A conveniently detachable strap transforms it into an instantly chic handbag while the removable interior cosmetics case minimizes misplacement of loose items.

Studded Mini Saddle Bag
This 60s utopian futurism converges with clean ‘90s minimalism in Pedro Garcia’s newest mini crossbody bag. Defined by its color and graphic simplicity, the bag draws impact from the sequential geometry of enameled truncated studding across the flap and slip closure of its bone smooth body crafted from artisanal Tuscan leather, available in era-friendly orangeade or timeless almond.

Classic “Monk” Sandal
Masters of Mediterranean cool, Pedro Garcia’s crisp, clean, double band vacchetta sandals deliver on the sartorial tenets of timelessness, taste, and irrefutable style. Their adjustable strap and serrated sole enhance fit and traction for superior comfort.