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2018-12-17

Diane von Furstenberg - Zodiac Collection

 Diane's friend, artist Konstantin Kakanias, painted the Zodiac collection's dreamy constellation print celebrating the astrological sign. Made with exquisite silk, these pajamas make beauty sleep possible when it seems impossible.


"Since we are part of the universe, I like to follow the stars!" said Diane von Furstenberg.


PRADA Presents PRADA Mode Maimi

Prada presents Prada Mode, a club that invites its members to experience art, music, dining, conversations and late night festivities with a focus on contemporaneity at large and local.


Imagined as a club that augments and extends significant global cultural gatherings at diverse locations worldwide.


Prada Mode offers guests exclusive access to unique programs and content that complement the themes and subjects of the host event.


The inaugural iteration which was held at Freehand Miami from December 4th to 6th served as both an exclusive destination and a discreet, elegant retreat from the daily clamor of high-intensity cultural engagements during Art Basel Miami Beach.


Events were planned throughout each day and a site-specific intervention by Theaster Gates was presented throughout the club imbued with the experience of music, retreat and archival practice.


In advance of Art Basel in Miami Beach, Prada Mode members received credentials and special invitations for all current and future occurrences of the club.


The Miami schedule included events organized by the artist Theaster Gates, the National Young Arts Foundation, and Document Journal as well as special musical performances and dancing with DJ sets.



MOYNAT Presents "BAD DREAMS" COLLECTION

This festive season, Moynat artistic director Ramesh Nair invites you to rediscover the wonderland of Paris seen through the eyes of a child, his fantasy monsterfriends and the imagination of Franco-Japanese artist Tiffany Bouelle. Ramesh discovered Tiffany’s work at an exhibition in Paris and was fascinated by the dream like quality of her universe, the blend of the monstrous and the adorable, the naïf illustrations that nevertheless show an appreciation of our deepest dreams and terrors. He was moved by her voyage of the spirit and imagination, a journey equally dear to Moynat, and her ability to straddle cultures, spaces and dimensions that is also the essence of the legendary Parisian House.


Tiffany had a remarkable childhood in Paris, nurtured by artistic influences from her father and stylistic influences from her mother, playing in the courtyard of her Parisian apartment and the workshop of a neighbourhood violinmaker. This is the period that had the most profound impact on her creative impulses, later augmented by books such as Eloïse in Paris, The Little Prince, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, as well as a collection of Japanese engravings from the 1800s illustrated with fantastic warriors, folk heroes and spirits. The cultural shock of different worlds colliding, her travels between France, Japan, Tahiti, New York and India inform her ability to glide effortlessly between the real and the imaginary.


“Bad Dreams” is a series of illustrations Tiffany has imagined for Moynat, with characters that are simultaneously child and adult, inspired by her little brothers and their games. Ulysse is a human while the monster is an “Adam” (in French, this is a play on “à dents” meaning “with teeth”). Their story is a discovery of Paris through a different, magical lens. Every morning, Ulysse has breakfast at Carette and then walks in the Tuileries gardens where he contemplates his favourite statue, Antonin Carles’ “Return from the Hunt”. Strolling along the arcades leading to his destination, he senses a presence behind him. Turning around quickly, he sees a little creature; it is an Adam with a bag held between his paws. He had heard stories about these monsters that lived in the Carrousel du Louvre, monsters with sharp teeth and a highly developed taste for culture. Adam hands the bag to Ulysse and when he opens it, to his great surprise he finds himself transported to the Carnavalet museum before the portrait of Franz Liszt, his favourite pianist. Adam has handed him a bag with magical powers; with it he can teleport himself to any work of art in Paris in the blink of an eye! A discovery that Ulysse will make good use of…Ramesh Nair designed the Bad Dreams collection, using Tiffany’s illustrations to add an element of fun to the Initial canvas and to cleverly highlight new shapes.


Tote bag «Oh !»
The iconic Initial canvas from Moynat forms the perfect backdrop for this updated tote with a blend of fun and class. The Oh! Tote has a leather handle with circular chapes, which Ramesh has cleverly used to suggest a face for the Adam illustration. The Oh! Tote is entirely lined in the same linen-cotton canvas that is used for the outside of the
bag with no visible seams on the inside, a refinement and elegance of finish that is echoed in the leather binding along all the edges and a fine leather piping along the bottom. The Initial print is delicately picked out in bronze, metallic pigment. The canvas has a soft, natural and powdery finish, far from the plastic-like finish noticeable in most coated canvas. Four screens are required for each colour way and the Bad Dreams illustrations are individually layered over it by hand on one face. The other face carries a sporty stripe that recalls our historic personalised trunks and the Moynat logo, also individually hand screened on each bag. In keeping with Moynat philosophy, our light hearted pieces are just as luxuriously finished as the rest of our collection.


Pouches
Add a little spice to your day with the Adam and Ulysse-themed pouches to match the Oh! tote in the Initial canvas, each individually hand screened and meticulously finished with leather binding. The Bad Dreams pouches are available in 2 sizes: the larger can hold documents, tablet or computer, while the smaller is ideal to carry essentials. Both pouches fit perfectly into the « Oh ! » tote.

2018-12-14

CALVIN KLEIN AW2018 Runway Collection


CALVIN KLEIN AW2018 Runway Collection


The collection offering embodies timelessly American touchstones, as seen through the lens of Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons.


Forged at the crossroads of utility and Pop-inflected irreverence, the men’s and women’s collections are a celebration of uniquely American.


Almost totemic codes of dress: the trucker jacket, the Western shirt, the cowboy boot, the baseball hat, and the bandana, to name but a few.


All loom large in the nation’s visual vocabulary, and in the romantic notions of it which inform Simons’ kaleidoscopic, youthful vision for CALVIN KLEIN.


They are remixed and reimagined here, rendered in high-impact colorblocking, or patchworked denim which nods to the workwear heritage of patch-and-repair jeans.


The “denim uniform” itself stands as a pillar of the range, at once statement-making and agelessly functional.


Ready-to-wear and accessory styles throughout are emblazoned with CALVIN KLEIN JEANS patches, a nod to the brand’s storied use of logos and monograms.


The pairing of delicate, implacably familiar vintage florals with sporty puffer coats typifies the collection’s past-present, high-low ethos, setting the tenor of the new essentials for a new era of CALVIN KLEIN JEANS.


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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO’S Rainbow Holiday

This holiday season, Salvatore Ferragamo pays tribute to the iconic Rainbow wedge sandal designed in 1938 for Judy Garland, reimagined on its 80th anniversary with Rainbow Holiday, a collection of colourful accessories true to the house’s storied legacy of vibrant innovation. Rainbow Holiday continues to evoke ‘The Patchwork of Characters’ introduced by Women’s Creative Director, Paul Andrew. Technicolor rainbow stripes of printed leather are complimented by the Vara bow ornament, another house icon originally designed in 1978 by Fiamma Ferragamo, eldest daughter to Salvatore and Wanda, a signature detail of the Maison.


The Vara Rainbow bag, a small geometric shoulder strap handbag with chain handle, is adorned with the iconic Vara bow in printed Rainbow leather. Designed with form and function, a back pocket reveals a series of colourful compartments. Offered in a variety of block colours true to the collection’s inspiration - yellow, blue or red lipstick – the Vara Rainbow bag celebrates the icon for which it was named.


One of the Maison's most influential and recognizable icons, the Vara block heel pump with crafted grosgrain ribbon meets the seasonal treatment of Rainbow Holiday in printed calfskin leather. In patent leather, solid yellow, blue or red lipstick celebrate the primary colours of the Rainbow. Varina, a contemporary icon, receives the same bold treatment. An archival print from the early 1990’s inspires the Rainbow Holiday exclusive silk pattern, the Vara silhouette repeated endlessly in a myriad of colour variations.


The antithesis of Rainbow, the juxtaposition of black and white evoke the positive and negative of a singular image developed on key accessories. Repurposing two prints from the Ferragamo archives of the early 1990’s, the Sumatra splices together pattern and proportion into a modern graphic design applied to silks, the Vara Rainbow bag and the new Varina flatform.

Men’s accessories come to life with urban inspiration and ultra contemporary design in the form of two models of trainers in a series of variations inspired by streetwear which play with combinations of black and white, fine leathers and technical materials: Cube, the evolution of the men's lace-up trainer, and Borg, a Gancini moccasin hybrid, are characterised by minimal and refined design. The Ferragamo signature transcends beyond the confines of a logo, postered across leather calfskin.

2018-12-13

VALENTINO AW2018/19 Men's Collection


VALENTINO AW2018/19 Men's Collection
Romanticism: a subtle subversion of interiority laid bare. Giving shape to the freedom of being oneself, without labels and without belongings. Grace as a way of being and as a mean of expression.


Aristopunk: the delicate rebellion that sprouts from awareness. Breaking the schemes, bringing what is known to unknown territories to making it conventional. The extraordinary that becomes ordinary.


Free associations give meaning to new uniforms. Sleight adjustments are individual quivers on dry and vertical figures.


The coat as a cover, the tracksuit as the new suit, the blouse as a base. The short bomber, the down jackets, created in collaboration with Moncler, the nylon messenger bag and the white sneakers as elements of a revised urban repertoire.


Animal intarsia from the Valentino archive and constructive artistry leads the savoir faire Couture in the everyday routine, making it normal.


A binding sequence of blue, black and grey. Unexpected and interior, harmonies of off tones of turquoise, dark green, mint green and purple.


Romanticism as an authentic urgency to show oneself for what one is, not a garrulous ostentation of how one would like to appear. Authentic rebellion has a grace. It does not scream, it is a state of mind.


#ValentinoMenFW1819