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2017-05-23

Dior SS2017 Collection

Maria Grazia Chiuri is the first woman to hold the creative reins at Dior. Her boldly feminine outlook - feminist is a recurring word for her - explores the rules of modern beauty to transpose them into a collection shaped by the sensual tension that exists between the body and clothing.


  Christian Dior’s New Look challenged notions of dress with modernity and rigor,giving back to women the curves and refinement that the war had erased; with fashion that was revolutionary for the time.


Maria Grazia Chiuri takes on the tradition of the house of Dior, placing the woman front and center, confounding expectations and questioning that which is taken for granted. She explores the form and shape of a silhouette that's contemporary, agile and Olympian; exhibiting an elite sporting elegance, while remaining within each woman’s reach.


For a uniform this is both a unique and serial element. It is a place where the body’s individuality is prized, and where it can also find common ground with others. The parts of this uniform, such as masks, jackets and lace, are fundamental elements whose lines highlight the constructive clarity of the project undertaken by Maria Grazia Chiuri, espousing the house’s founding spark ignited by Christian Dior to open-mindedly enter into an extraordinary story punctuated by a diversity of talents, appropriating (as in the work Post production by Nicolas Bourriaud) each useful item in order to create a new lexicon unfettered by any fashion preconceptions.


Fascinated by the house’s intimate and artisanal aspect, she has experimented with different materials in novel constructions and combinations. Through decontextualized forms injected with movement, she invents a dialogue between signs and gestures: the unoppressive corset that with lightness and lightly-worn irony expresses the desire to look and to appeal; the liberated glimpse of a technical and graphic undergarment that caresses the bust’s curves, its elastic adorned with brand-referencing puns, turning it into a kind of gothic and retro rap to the beat of “j'adior”.


Ready-to-wear that embraces streetwear influences and techno materials, as well as that magical, dreamy, almost divinatory dimension, so dear to the founder of the house and expressed by Maria Grazia Chiuri in that notable phrase: “Learn to follow your own dreams.”


Sumptuous zodiac sign embroideries cover fabrics to the extent that they appear like paintings. A wealth of tarot figures cleverly transposed into different milieux suggest interpretations of the future.


Materials include cotton, which come in blue, white and black. And Christian Dior’s beloved red, in addition to gray and pink.


Denim acts as a connective element. Tulle, silk chiffon and georgette are cut into maxi skirts whose varying lengths reflect a woman’s varying desires. But it is the beating heart embroidered on the chest, as in the first fencing outfits, that express better than a thousand words ever could, the intensity and strength of emotions possessed by the women of today.


“Fashion that corresponds to their changing needs, freed from the stereotypical categories of "masculine/feminine", "young/not so young", "reason/emotion", which nonetheless also happen to be complementary aspects.


Fencing is a discipline in which the balance between thought and action, the harmony between mind and heart are essential. The uniform of the female fencer is, with the exception of some special protections, the same as for a male fencer.


The female body adapts itself to an outfit which, in turn, seems to have been shaped to its curves.” Says Maria Grazia Chiuri, Artistic Director of the Dior haute couture, women’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections.


Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atelier Reverso @ New Dials For Men


Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Atelier Reverso makes the relationship between a man and his watch even more exclusive. By personalising the reverse of this iconic model and choosing one or several interchangeable straps, every man has a number of options for creating the watch of his dreams. In 2017 the Grande Maison introduces three new men’s dials, so devotees of this reversible classic will love it all the more. The Atelier Reverso is a playground for expressing yourself through a palette of dials – lacquered, for instance, or made of stone that will adorn the reverse of this watch.


In 2016, five dials were designed to enhance the Reverso Classic Large Duo. In 2017, the Atelier Reverso gains three new dials. A new masculine colour makes an appearance: an electric blue of refined tones. What’s more, two new stone dials are unveiled: a military-influenced dial in green marble, and a dial in tiger's eye – a gemstone that gleams with an especially pleasing amber warmth. Altogether, an array of vibrant colours intended to embellish a new men’s model in the Reverso Classic collection, the Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Second. This new timepiece, driven by a manually wound mechanical movement, is dedicated to tradition and watchmaking know-how. Its front face presents a guilloché and brushed dial with a small seconds indicator. A second time zone in an opaline finish is revealed on the reverse, where a day/night indicator is set into the Clous de Paris-patterned guilloché design at 6 o’clock.


Since 2016 the Grande Maison has sought new ways of sharing its watchmaking culture, its thinking, its moments of joy and suspense. Jaeger-LeCoultre offers every lover of Fine Watchmaking the chance to join in the adventure of their Reverso by choosing the design of the dial on the reverse. When the watch is completed by the artisans at the Vallée de Joux Manufacture in the heart of the Swiss Jura, their hands turn an imagined ideal into reality.  This experience, which can be deeply emotional, is possible with the Reverso Classic collection’s Duo, Duo Small Second, and Duetto models. The Atelier Reverso also allows you to choose your strap from a multitude of refined shades, in materials such as calfskin, alligator leather, ostrich leather, and satin. One simple hand movement releases the strap so it can be replaced with another, giving the watch a whole new appeal. Even the buckle is easily interchanged.

2017-05-22

MATCHESFASHION.COM x LOEWE @ A Special Collaboration With Paula’s Ibiza


MATCHESFASHION.COM x LOEWE launches a special collaboration with Paula’s Ibiza, the iconic boutique and cultural phenomenon of the 1980s and 90s whose indelible legacy lives on through the dedicated work and unbound artistry of its founders. The collection was launched online with a MATCHESFASHION.COM digital trunk show on Friday 28th April. Located in the heart of Ibiza’s old town, Paula’s was the epicentre of Ibizan style from 1972 till 2000. The cult shop represented a quintessentially Ibizan way of life, a mix of fun, glamour and art that was perfectly expressed in the playful, nature-inspired prints that adorned the store’s coveted bohemian dresses and blouses. The new collaboration was conceived by LOEWE creative director Jonathan Anderson, who first encountered Paula’s on childhood trips to the Balearic island. Exclusively for the special SS2017 line, Armin Heinemann, Paula’s German-born co-founder, provided a selection of original prints from the archive as well as garment designs adapted from Paula’s best-selling pieces. LOEWE’s ateliers translated these elements into a timely womenswear capsule, combining the essential qualities behind Paula’s success - harmony, exuberance and freedom with LOEWE’s own core values - functionality, modernity, and superior craftsmanship.


Natalie Kingham, Buying Director at MATCHESFASHION.COM elaborates: ‘We love the sensibility of Paula's and in combination with LOEWE the collection is a dream buy for the summer.’ To launch the collection on MATCHESFASHION.COM Jonathan Anderson was filmed in conversation with up and coming actress, and friend of the brand Elisa Lasowski, to tell the story of the project and the characterful interpretation of fashion and costume within the context of Ibiza. Digital trunk shows is a 360 shopping concept which invites the MATCHESFASHION.COM customer to be the first to shop the collection online globally and to meet the designer and gain access to their inspiration digitally.


The collection consists of one-of-a-kind tops, skirts and dresses, among other items, made from high-grade crêpe in hues ranging from rich saffron to vivid turquoise, all printed with Paula’s characteristic medley of musicians, birds and flowers. In addition, the range comprises bags, hats, and necklaces, as well as wallets and scarves. As part of the collaboration, some of LOEWE’s most popular designs, including the Puzzle bag and T Pouch, will be available featuring a colourful parrot motif applied with the house’s innovative leather intarsia technique. Fitting for life on an island, or in any place near the sea, towels and espadrilles are included too.


Paula’s also became known around the world for its flower-filled interior and its extravagant shows - fashionable multi-media happenings frequented by locals, hippies, intellectuals, and artists. Paula’s extended community of friends and clients included disco queens like Donna Summer, rock stars like Freddie Mercury and fashion legends like Valentino, not to mention painters, actors and aristocrats.


To celebrate the collaboration, LOEWE and M/M (Paris) have produced a new collectible, limited-edition publication - part of an ongoing series featuring images shot by Jamie Hawkesworth at Heinemann’s farmhouse and apartment in Ibiza as well as an exclusive extended essay about Paula’s. The text and photographs will also be online at loewe.com
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FENDI x Hopper Penn SS2017 Eyewear Collection

To celebrate the launch of its first Men’s Eyewear Collection, FENDI presents the new SS2017 Collection with a new exciting video starring Hopper Penn, renowned actor and son of Sean Pen and Robin Wright. The city welcomes Hopper with its urban and international vibes in the most elegant and influential palaces for fashion and design.



 First stop, his hotel, where the actor relaxes in his room and enjoys the lounge wearing the FENDI glasses always being ironic yet intellectual in his attitude. Ready to feel the city, he hangs-out in the coolest streets downtown as Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, the most renowned streets of the Milan fashion district known as the Quadrilatero della moda, always wearing his Fendi Qbic sunglasses!



When the sun goes down, Hopper gets ready to enjoy, for the very first time, the FENDI Men’s Fashion Show. A unique experience since his coming at the event venue, warmly welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of fans and photographers following and shooting him while he enters the FENDI doors. The show is about to start and Hopper is seated front row to enjoy the catwalk and feeling the FENDI Men’s unique vibes!


An amazing day enjoying Milan from dawn to dusk together with the FENDI Men’s Eyewear Collection to live unique and unexpected experiences!


Check out the video:


2017-05-19

Carla Delevingne In Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello @ The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards


Carla Delevingne wore an embroidered bustier dress in black and a pair of black Niki over the knee boot from Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello while attending the MTV Movie & TV Awards recently.