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2015-03-03

Diane von Furstenberg @ SS2015 Ad Campaign


Diane von Furstenberg SS2015 Ad Campaign continues to capture the essence of the DVF women, effortless, sexy and on-the-go. Shot by Emma Summerton, the images show a confident and seductive Daria Werbowy as she makes her way through an iconic New York airport terminal.


From the new Riviera wrap Bardot-inspired gingham to a bathing dress in a bold floral, the campaign showcases the glamorous collection drawn from the Mid-Century Cote d'Azur. " The collection is called Riviera, but the campaign is really about this strong and sexy women," says Diane von Furstenberg. "Its all about this easy glamour that comes from being on the go." 


Created with New York based creative agency, Laird + Partners and styled by Edward Enninful, she prepares for her travels in breezy, sun-kissed looks, surrounded by the Voyage Handbag Collection. The collection's versatile staples stand out in bold colorful leather with black and white gingham, the perfect accessory to a well-lived life.


Celebrities Wear ELIE SAAB @ The 87th Academy Awards


Jennifer Lopez wore ELIE SAAB AW2014/15 Haute Couture blush tulle ball gown embroidered with perals, stones, and sequins that face into the skirt, a plunging neckline and finished with a thin leather belt to The 87th Academy Awards.


Emma Stone wore ELIE SAAB SS2015 Haute Couture custom-made long sleeved chartreuse gown embroidered with guipure and sequins with an open back to The 87th Academy Awards.

Blumarine Resort 2015 Collection


Blumarine Resort 2015 Collection is where impalpable atmospheres defined with liquid precision. A quest for tactile lightness characterizes.The grace and bon ton spirit which are integral to the DNA of the house are seen from a graphic yet vibrant, always sophisticatedly feminine, angle. An idea of movement pervades the lines and materials as well as the melting color palette.


The silhouette is at once sharp and airy: little dresses caress the body, marking the waist and stopping at the knee, or flow in a long line. Mannish tailoring is interpreted in a delicate way: tuxedo jackets are cut close to the body, trench coats and pants sport fluctuating volumes. Small tops, shorts, flowing jumpsuits seal the quest for pictorial simplicity. The accuracy of the design brings attention to the surfaces: always textural, irregular, alive, they are characterized by monochrome tartans and flowers drawn by way of intarsia or fil coupé, or printed watercolor blotches. Touch and sight are seduced at once. Flowers alternate with transparent lines, liquid draping with sculptural movements, matte with shiny in an idea of balance in contrasts that enhances the female figure.


Fabrics are fluid yet consistent: silk mikado, cady, silk tulle, fil coupé. The watery color palette includes shades of light grey, white, yellow accented with touches of red and pink. Accessories in mirror-effect fabric - sharp pumps, belts, clutches and small duffels - add a strong design element. The alternation of hard and soft is solved with the assertive delicacy which is the Blumarine signature.


2015-03-02

Ethan Hawke Wears Chaumet Watch @ The 87th Academy Awards


Ethan Hawke wore a stainless steel Big Date Automatic Dandy watch on a black leather strap from Chaumet to The 87th Academy Awards.


BALENCIAGE SS2015 Ad Campaign


BALENCIAGA SS2015 ad campaign depicts softly glowing interior bathed in pale, pastel light, enhancing the romantic tones of the collection. The austere setting showcases the opulent, delicate embroideries of the collection and conveys a sense of tranquility - a new light for Balenciaga Spring 2015.


Playful yet restrained; mysterious yet inviting, Sasha Pivovarova depicts the multiple facets of the SS2015 collection and coneys the complex inner life of Balenciaga woman.


"I was after a new light, a breath of fresh air, a stillness that was a reaction to the opulence of the collection itself. We chose Sasha for the campaign because there's something restrianed and regal about her, yet she brings a subtle, sultry quality to the image. " Says Alexander Wang.


Photographer:
Steven Klein

Stylist:
Panos Yiapanis

Model:
Shasha Pivovarova (IMG)

Hair:
Odile Gilbert

Makeup:
Stephane Marais


GIORGIO ARMANI @ Le Sac 11


For the first time, Giorgio Armani has decided to choose two luxury retailers, Antonia in Milan and L'Eclaireur in Paris to launch its new bag, Le Sac 11. The bag will be presented during the upcoming fashion weeks and available in limited editions for each store. Le Sac 11 is a top-handled bag with two soft, textured handles and the allure of a classic that seems to have always been in the wardrobe. Available is three sizes, small, medium and large, it is a made from a range of fine leathers, including crocodile skin, tanned leather, and calfskin and comes in different colours, It features precious metal fitting and covered rivets at the handle's closure. To celebrate the brand's 40th anniversary, the designer has chosen the number 11 for its symbolic value: the double-digit number is the day of his birth as well as the number of the building that is the historical headquarters of the company, in the secret heart of the Brera district of Milan. This double link emphasises the strong and individual nature of the project. Available in selected Giorgio Armani store in Hong Kong starting April.

2015-02-27

Anya Hindmarch SS2015 @ STICKERSHOP Collection


Anya Hindmarch SS2015 STICKERSHOP collection enthused by school-day nostalgia, the SS15 ‘Fixation’ collection joins playfulness, humour and creativity together with modern luxury in a neon spectrum of graphic prints and bungee-cord details. Stickers take centre stage this season, showcasing Anya’s passion for personalisation in a contemporary context, reminiscent of schoolgirl nostalgia.


The collection radiates a bold colour scheme of bright neons, emeralds and cobalts juxtaposed with chalk whites, blush pinks and pale blues. Classic styles such as the Ebury and Bathurst are reconstructed in leather and python with perforated, printed and embossed patterns for the added surprise detailing that has become synonymous with the brand.The sticker concept is epitomised with the ‘All Over Stickers’ runway print assigned to the most-loved styles include the Featherweight Ebury, Bathurst, Maxi Zip and Georgiana clutch.


Each bag is crafted with the innovative alta fraquenza technique of embossing and debossing to achieve an exquisite textured finish, as developed in previous seasons. The SS2015 also sees the launch of the All Over Stickers Journals (A4 and A5) as well as the Pencil Case clutch – a touch of school-time wit. As with the All Over Stickers treatment, the python Pencil clutch continues in this season’s nostalgic inspiration. 


Following last season and what is now a signature detail of the brand, everyday items have been transformed with a luxury treatment.The Sticker treatment is seen throughout the collection, in a variety of intensities. Pared back styles include single speech bubbles that declare ‘I Love It! What Is It?’, ‘Phwoar!’, ‘Stop Staring at my Handbag!’, to fried eggs, weather symbols and the smiley face decorate the Bathurst, Ebury and Georgiana.The Imperial clutches sit at the heart of the playfulness and humour of the collections seasonally.


Made by a third-generation minaudiere maker, each is inlaid with printed python with the a variety of motifs and sayings (Yes/No, Woof/ Phwoar!) to taking the form of a packet of chewing gum (Hubba Bubba/ Wrigleys Spearmint) or a pair of eyes hidden on the side, to give an added delight to the customer.The Crisp Packet is re-casted into a highlighter trio of neon Pink, Yellow and Orange as well as the more sophisticated Black, White, Emerald and Electric Blue- all in matte finish new for this season. SS2015 sees the return of high-summer baskets and clutches, with new high contrast neon bungee-cord. The baskets are embroidered with the sticker designs – smiley face, fried eggs and eyes – playful, practical and fun. Just in time for Summer.

 ‘SS2015 was inspired by the idea of taking stickers that were my schoolgirl version of ‘personalisation’ but making them beautifully and handcrafted in leather. My idea was that you can ’sticker up’ your handbag or phone or notebook and make it into your own personal artwork or buy bags that already have sticker designs worked into the leather. I love the combination of a grown up snakeskin handbag smothered in leather stickers”.


Milena Canonero Wears DAMIANI @ The 87th Academy Awards


Milena Canonero wore DAMIANI's Light Rain earring in white gold with black and white diamonds, San Lorenzo ring in white gold and diamonds and D.Lace ring in white gold and black onyx to The 87th Academy Awards.

ATSURO TAYAMA @ SS2015 Fashion Presentation


ATSURO TAYAMA SS2015 fashion presentation themed “JAPON”, explores the native root of the Japanese designer ATSURO TAYAMA, combines the traditional elements of Japan that the brand holds dear with modernized European style that has always been a focus of the brand.


The Japanese image shown in the collection echoes with the influence Japanese art has on Europe’s Art Nouveau movement in the 1900s - the time when Japonisme brought a profound impact to the world. Items with Japanese collars and sleeves that are articulated around a strong Japanese back-bone, accented with modernized traditional yukata patterns and elegant embroideries resembling the iconic Japanese sport jacket (sukajan jacket).


 The Japanese kamishimo (sleeveless long jacket) and obi (belt) add a stylish flare to the collection without altering the concept of wearable looks of the season.


Whereas masculine fabrics mixed with soft linen meshes, while as slim and elongated high waists items juxtapose with voluminous balloon silhouettes, further highlights the contrasting theme of mixing traditional Japanese elements with modernized European style.