“I am so excited about this collaboration with Kangol and H&M! Streetwear is in my blood and Kangol is such a legendary brand. It’s amazing to collaborate with Kangol and H&M, and to share my creativity and my style with a new generation,” says Mabel.There’s a full set of accessories, like a boxy cross-body bag with a Kangol branded strap, a shopper and a bum-bag, as well as bag charms. Kangol-branded socks are made to be seen, and the look is finished with Kangol scrunchies. A week before the collection drops, Mabel will reveal a new interactive video for her track Bad Behaviour on Instagram Stories. Fans and followers can use six Kangol x H&M exclusively made filters to star in their own totally unique self-produced version of the music video, and to share it with other members of the self-made generation around the world. “Kangol x H&M feat Mabel is a dream collaboration for us at H&M, uniting an iconic streetwear brand with one of the most authentic and genuine young music artists around. It’s about that 90s streetwear attitude updated for today, a style that Mabel has made her own. There are so many hits, from the famous bucket hat, to the slim midi dress and autumn’s hero piece, the puffer jacket,” says Emily Björkeheim, H&M’s Head of Design Divided.
The Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe model, renowned for its dual function as a diving instrument and civilian timepiece, now comes in a version combining a blue dial and bezel with a Sedna® gold case. The history of the Fifty Fathoms goes back to 1953, when Blancpain unveiled a timepiece that was to become the first professional diver's watch. A few years later, Blancpain complemented this time measuring instrument with the Bathyscaphe model, thereby aiming to offer a diver's watch in a size suited to everyday wear. Reissued in 2013 in a contemporary version to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms, the Bathyscaphe has since been enriched with a wide choice of models, both in terms of complications and materials. For the first time combining a blue dial and bezel with a Sedna® gold case, the new Bathyscaphe by Blancpain is an elegant addition designed to delight lovers of water sports and beautiful watches as well as experienced divers. Blue symbolizes Blancpain's passion and commitment to the underwater world. This deep color exalts its shimmering reflections and plays with light thanks to the sunburst finish of the dial. Rectangular hour-markers and the chapter ring composed of gold and Super-LumiNova® dots further make their contribution to endowing the dial with an elegant and perfectly legible appearance in any situation. Complemented by a slim seconds hand and a date window, the hour and minute hands are also rectangular and coated with Super-LumiNova®, evoking the Bathyscaphe watches of the 1950s.
Crafted from Sedna® gold – a gold, copper and palladium alloy guaranteeing the exceptional durability of red gold –, the 43 mm case features a sharp outline and satin finish that gives the Bathyscaphe a sporty yet refined look. The Sedna® gold unidirectional rotating bezel is fitted with a ceramic insert including a Ceragold® time scale and hour-markers. Water-resistant to 300 meters, the new Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe beats to the rhythm of the 1315 caliber. Stemming from a longstanding quest for precision and performance, this self-winding movement was specially developed and produced by Blancpain to equip its sports watches. Its three series-coupled barrels provide it with a five-day power reserve while maintaining constant energy. Its balance features a silicon balance-spring that ensures remarkable regularity of the oscillation frequency as well as impermeability to magnetic fields. A sapphire case-back provides visual access to the movement, revealing all the beauty of a sandblasted, satin-finished and snailed Sedna® gold oscillating weight engraved with the Blancpain logo, along with snailed and beveled bridges.
This series of images presented in tandem, and within which the conventions of foreground and background are played against, presents both the precision and breadth of this collection. From close-up to full length, the full spectrum of Andrew’s chic and elevated wearable works of art are delivered in intensely rendered visual snapshots. The result is a gallery of arresting imagery that fully showcases the know-how and aesthetic verve of Salvatore Ferragamo - a visual narrative that is testament to the house’s compelling lexicon of beautiful, useful and timeless designs.
Paul Andrew said: “I wanted to create an elevated and colorful campaign that invites the viewer to appreciate the craft and beauty in individual pieces and simultaneously appreciate the impact when the collection is coordinated into toe-to-head looks. It’s a campaign about the relationship between depth and surface, that plays foreground against background in a way that provokes the eye to focus - to seek out beauty. There was also an additional interplay between the personalities of Mariacarla, Malick and Luca that contributed an extra depth and dimension to the final photographs. This is a time to question our ways of seeing to enable us to see the world afresh, and in some small way I hope this collection helps to provoke that.”
ANDREW GN 與你夢裏共醉
請分享本季的設計靈感爲何來自George Cukor的《The Blue Bird》和中世紀主題？
我想從兒時讀過的童話故事和民間傳說中攝取靈感，除了故事本身令人著迷，書中的插畫讓我更迷戀。我在視覺上的審美和見解，每每讓我内心的星星閃得通透，得到釋懷，去激發無限的想象並而得到啟發。我幾年前看過《The Blue Bird》電影，故事改編自19世紀後期的象徵主義作家Maurice Maeterlinck創作的《 L'Oiseau Bleu》，電影中有Elizabeth Taylor飾演的Queen of Light，Jane Fonda飾演Night以及Ava Gardner飾演的Luxury，三位女主角所穿的服裝絕對華麗，異想天開，充斥著中世紀情懷，完全讓我著迷。這正是完全適合我為今季選擇童話主題的原因。
Andrew GN的招牌式設計signature look 該是怎樣的？
透過Andrew 的慧眼棱鏡過濾，以不同的中世紀故事和神話以及電影中超浮誇華麗的場景設計而開啓了一條通往神秘和具時代感的時尚通道，同時運用了更智能的方式和熟練精細的工藝技巧引發今季的設計主題，設計亮點處處，令人目不暇給，愛不釋手。謝幕時那掌聲如雷的攝人氣氛，聲勢淩厲，Andrew 快步地繞場一週去答謝所有賓客對他的愛戴和支持，台上一分鐘，台下十年功而累積的功績。在此一一印證。故此，Andrew的忠粉一定會在這個極美的系列設計找到她們喜歡的衣裳和單品，流連於中世紀的浪漫，去穿出現代古典美，與你抛開掛累，穿越未來，相對一起於時尚夢鄉尋求大醉。
The campaign’s theme is about a love story told through the exchange of postcards, in the context of a city bar. The correspondence leads back to the old courtship, which soon turns out to be a game full of sensuality and humor. Each image evokes that peaceful moment of sipping a good cup of coffee, at the mercy of beautiful thoughts. It’s a special instant, which over time allows an appreciation of an all-Italian ritual gesture, built of balance and taste. The shots have a strong suggestive power that refers to tradition, a detail of life which even for an object like the bag becomes an integral part of the scene.
The AW2020 collection is represented by some of the iconic Furla creations, which for the occasion are presented in a renewed look. Objects with clean lines that express a modernity provided by the value of tradition and high craftsmanship. Not a simple accessory, but an extension of the wearer’s character. Postcards illustrated by the artist Cecilia Carlstedt, who chose the Furla Metropolis and Furla 1927 bags as subjects, depicted under the historic arches of Milan and Bologna, underline the narrative of the story. A clear reference to the two cities closely links with the history of the brand. Photography and fashion illustration therefore come together in a neo-romantic tale celebrating Italian design. Through creativity and craftsmanship, the story almost creates a real arch, capable of connecting the past to the future - which has always been Furla's leitmotif.