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2020-04-08

BALLY SS2020 Advertising Campaign

 Bally’s Graphic by Nature collection explores the continual interaction between design and the environment. Here, quality meets clean lines, giving way to a sense of ease and elegance, and a color palette inspired by the natural world recalls the sunrise and sunset with innovative dégradé treatments. Unexpected pop art references and archival graphics are reinterpreted, honoring Bally’s heritage of design.


As an architect of leather, a legacy of craftsmanship comes through meticulously constructed footwear, accessories and outerwear.


In the campaign, photographer Zoë Ghertner captures models Conie Vallese and Clément Chabernaud against a natural, pristine backdrop in the Swiss Alps, with styling by Francesca Burns.


Alongside Joaquin Laguinge’s product stills and director Errol Rainey’s short film, the SS2020 narrative further evolves, celebrating timelessness over the transient.


2020-04-06

agnès b SS2020 Paris Runway Collection

agnès b SS2020 Paris Runway Collection themed <In Our Garden, At Night> and Agnès presents a versatile wardrobe that fulfils the desire and need of an urban modern woman.  A play between different combination of fabrics and colours: from linen to cotton jersey; from the classic black and white, to aqua blue and acidic colours that are inspired by arts, music and street styles.



Black has always been an important code in Agnès’s design. The collection idea begins with a look in black with a touch of bold colours that hint the summer vibrant energy is breaking through cold winter.



The rock street chic silhouette with a sporty motif exudes absolute femininity. The beloved workwear is revisited with gold zips to give playsuits a modern look, while the long gilet is paired with swimwear and a cap to give a rock beach style.


The monochrome motif continues to an interpretation of an androgynous series for work and special occasions. Men’s suit tailoring is being applied to the women’s clothing: a 3-piece suit combines a leather gilet that beautifully contrasts with a fluid pants.


A black and white photo of Agnes’s garden taken at night is transformed into a fluid sleeveless dress. This season Agnès collaborates with famous artist Adrien Beau to create a special black and white print which is the map of Paris featuring the brand first boutique on «Rue du Jour».


Printed with intricate techniques in Italy, the fabric is then cut and sewn by hand into off-shoulder flowing dresses.


The blue sky and the ocean emerge as the collection goes on with an expedition theme inspired by Tara – a non-profit making effort dedicated to sustainability.  A blue camouflage enhanced by spangles evokes the waves of the sea, while the double-face denim twin set invite you to a voyage to South of France.


A photo of the Arcades square in Biot is reinterpreted into a bi-fabric long dress. The profusion of Mediterranean colours matches with ultra-soft jersey to illustrate the effortless chic.


This season, the essential workwear continues to evolve in shapes and colours. New colour codes such as blue-grey, kaki and pink add a touch of femininity to look.  Jumpsuits and overalls are revisited with more variations such as shorts or long dresses, which can be paired with wide shirts or pullovers.


Linen has been used to create multiple looks: from the most casual to the most elegant. The iconic navy blue v-neck snap cardigan is paired with a long gray linen snap skirt with a slide slit. Stripes and polka dots create rhythm to natural colours such as white and beige.


Faithful to the brand’s tradition, the SS2020 Collection includes a wedding gown look for men and women. This time, the wedding dress is printed with a smashed golden plate pattern - tribute to one of Agnès’ favourite ceramic plates from the XVIII century broken but now given a second life.  For the groom, black high collar short jacket is paired a white poplin shirt and a pair of white gabardine trousers, a symbol of Agnès early design creation in Versailles. A number of dresses are designed for the wedding guests: a sumptuous feast of colours such as Caribbean green, Bengali pink, and bright neon colours evoke joyful vibes for the newly wed.  

Cover photo by:
 Carl van Assche

2020-04-03

BOUCHERON Presents Animals Novelties


The Chickadee Necklace
Coal Chickadee, Eurasian Blue Chickadee, Marsh Chickadee, Willow Chickadee, Great Chickadee ... the chickadee is a graceful little bird with colourful plumage and a lovely bright song. It likes to fly with its mate. In the Maison Boucheron's fabulous bestiary it embodies freshness, spontaneity and loyalty. An adorable talisman that promises happiness. Here it is this season, sculpted, paved, polished, full of contrasts, diamond-paved at the edges, eyes of black sapphire, soft silken breast and shimmering plumage carved in yellow gold. The Necklace is a delicate chain and a sculpted gold branch. The chickadee sits comfortably on its precious perch.


The Ring
The chickadee sits lightly and gaily on a semi-open ring. And the golden branch slipped under the bird seems to invite it to take flight.


The Chikadee Ring
This ring affirms the allure of a single beating of wings. It goes perfectly with the casual look: jeans, blazer and ballerina pumps. It also looks great with a simple little dress. But the dainty chickadee also knows how to celebrate the spring, so why not pair it with floral prints, fresh colours and even a splash of brightly-coloured jewellery.


2020-04-01

TOM FORD Exclusive Eyewear Collection - Made In Japan Limited Edition

Tom Ford presents a new exclusive limited edition Made in Japan collection, which delivers an original interpretation of timeless shapes through innovative technology. The two new styles, made with the highest-quality materials, are characterized by a unique combination of two ultra-thin layers of acetate around a lightweight metal structure.


The sunglasses are distinguished by an extremely slim and flat shape enriched by a stylish temple metal core with the Tom Ford signature engraved. In addition, each pair features special lenses: Dalloz Optimized for him, Divel Fotocolor for her. The Dalloz Optimized combines a polarizing filter with technical colors, while the Divel Fotocolor is a new photochromic lens that darken and lighten automatically, depending on the light conditions. They are enclosed in a special white box with an exclusive case, packaging and the guarantee card.


2020-03-30

SAINT LAURENT SS20 #YSL30 – EZRA MILLER


SAINT LAURENT
SS20 #YSL30
EZRA MILLER


Art Direction: 
Anthony Vaccarello

Director: 
David Sims

Talent: 
Ezra Miller

#YSL 
#SaintLaurent 
#YvesSaintLaurent
@anthonyvaccarello

2020-03-27

CHAUMET Reopens The Historic 12 Place Vendôme

CHAUMET reopened its historic hôtel particulier at 12 Place Vendôme recently. The home of the Maison since 1812 – when it was initially at No. 15 – Place Vendôme more than ever represents the beating heart of Chaumet. On its 240th anniversary, the Maison is undertaking a majestic celebration of its historic hôtel particulier located at No.12, at the heart of the legendary epicentre of Parisian jewellery. Balancing tradition with modernity, this revived and redesigned location highlights the metaphorical cornerstones of the Maison as its founder intended them: the clients, to whom a boutique capturing the allure of an exceptional Parisian apartment is dedicated; culture and heritage, represented in grand salons, in particular the Salon Chopin, a listed historic monument; and, above all, the virtuosity of the High Jewellery workshop, which now overlooks the square.


Hanging Gardens
With bees and golden ears of wheat, lush foliage, graphic mirrors and Chaumet blue trellis, to celebrate its reopening a symbolic garden temporarily stretches across the façade of 12 Vendôme, rising from the boutique to the workshop, encircling the grand salons along the way. Magically lit after nightfall, this enchanting installation provides an architectural\ revisiting of the Maison’s treasured union of naturalistic inspiration and jewellery culture.


The Boutique
Envisaged as an invitation to partake in an aesthetic and narrative exploration, the 12 Vendôme boutique takes visitors on a journey through the world of Chaumet. The Joséphine, Liens and Jardins collections are displayed on the ground floor. The Maison’s creative vocabulary is echoed in the delicate decor. Ears of wheat, seemingly rippling in the wind, are embroidered on the upholstered walls, engraved on the walnut panelling, and finely gilded on stone. Whether polished or sculpted, the alabaster that adorns the walls recalls the working of precious stones. The engraved panels of the grand staircase pay tribute to the love story at the Maison’s foundation, evoking the passionate correspondence between Napoléon and Joséphine.


Intimate Salons
Upstairs, the High Jewellery and jewellery collections are on display in a scene of sophisticated comfort. Simultaneously luxuriant and symbolic, the vegetation that unfurls across the bas-reliefs adorning the walls of an alcove reinterprets key Maison motifs, such as the ear of wheat and the laurel.


The Salon des Joyaux
A showcase in sunny hues, the Salon des Joyaux is dedicated to the presentation of High Jewellery pieces and the designing of special orders. In natural shades or tinted Chaumet blue, the straw marquetry radiating across the walls was created specially for the Maison by the Jallu Straw workshop.


The Salon Malmaison
In matrimonial white accented with touches of gold, the refined setting of the Salon Malmaison is the destination for those about to say “yes”, for the choosing of wedding or engagement rings. A changing room concealed behind mirrored screens allows future brides to try wedding parures to match their dress. Under the golden halo of a ceiling imitating water ripples, furnishings with a contemporary spirit are inspired by Joséphine. An engraving depicting the Temple of Love at the Château de Malmaison adorns the sides of a chest of drawers, while the Empress’ garden is outlined in the woven carpet.


Arcade
1970. Chaumet inaugurated Arcade, an informal space resembling a contemporary art gallery, dedicated to graphic pieces. Today, inspired by this avant-garde aesthetic and in the same location, the Maison unveils a new space whose contemporary furnishings capture a seventies spirit. A sculpture by the artist Milena Naef resonates with the sensory dimension of jewels, as reinterpreted by Chaumet over time. Arcade now offers pieces that can be personalised or worn in an infinity of ways as desired.


The Grand Salons and The Heritage
The Salon Chopin
A 12 Vendôme artistic treasure, the Salon Chopin is classified as an historic monument. In 1779, artisans prized by King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette conceived its sumptuous decor at the request of Baron Baudard de Sainte-James. The architect François-Joseph Bélanger was responsible for the overall sense of harmony, while the paintings of Lagrenée le Jeune adorn the walls, and the Rousseau brothers’ sculpted panelling depicts anchors, shells and tridents - alluding to the Baron’s role as Treasurer General of the Navy. It was in this exceptional setting that Chopin, in 1849, and a resident of 12 Place Vendôme, composed his last mazurka. Today, a Pleyel piano from 1920 serves to perpetuate this salon’s musical identity.


The Salon des Diadèmes
With hundreds of nickel silver tiaras standing out against a blue background, the Maison’s emblematic hue, this salon’s new scenography is a tribute to its history. In Joseph Chaumet’s time, nickel silver models were presented to the clients who came to admire the Maison’s breadth of creative possibilities before placing their orders. The final step before production of the jewel begins, the nickel silver model, made with an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel, provides a three-dimensional rendering of the preparatory drawings of complex pieces such as tiaras and certain necklaces. Hand-painted to suggest the colour of the stones, these unique items are rare and precious creations in their own right. Testaments to a richly creative past, the collection of over 500 nickel silver pieces held by the Maison serves as an inexhaustible source of inspiration and is enriched by new examples produced for each special order.


The Salon des Perles
Given a contemporary revisiting in midnight blue and gold tones, the Napoléon III-style panelling creates a harmonious contrast with a bucolic ceiling scene painted by Pierre-Victor Galland, nephew of Jean-Baptiste Fossin, head of the Maison’s workshop. In this room, a carpet painted by a highly-specialised craftsman portrays a graphic and dreamlike version of two of the Maison’s most important themes - tiaras and nature.


The High Jewellery workshop
The beating heart of the Maison for 240 years, the High Jewellery workshop now looks over Place Vendôme. This is where Chaumet creations are born, in the hands of jewellers, setters, polishers and apprentices, under the direction of Benoît Verhulle, the 13th workshop head since the Maison was founded. The virtuosity of the creations is given pride of place in this new location in which the soul of the building has also been respected, the sculpted reliefs of the original ceiling having been uncovered during the restoration work.


The Mémoires, 12 Narratives Exhibition
Marking the Maison’s 240th anniversary, the Cabinet des Portraits, the Salon des Diadèmes and the Salon des Dessins are playing host to a temporary exhibition. Mémoires, 12 narratives brings together 12 pieces specially chosen to share the Chaumet story, 12 statements of prolific creativity, uniting different eras, styles and jewellery functions. Juxtaposed with these 12 jewellery creations, a selection from the Maison’s unique archives evokes the genesis and singular destiny of each object, along with the art of wearing it. From one archive to the next, the history of Chaumet is
brought to unique life.