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2017-10-20

CALVIN KLEIN Introduces New Fragrance : OBSESSED

  
I remember your touch, your skin, your scent…
As the first fragrance formulated and promoted under RAF SIMONS as Chief Creative Officer of CALVIN KLEIN, OBSESSED can be seen as a celebration of CALVIN KLEIN fragrances past, present and future. As the re-invention of an iconic fragrance, OBSESSED plays on the evocation of memory through scent. Mixing memory and desire, masculine and feminine, the past and the present, these compelling fragrances echo the original OBSESSION, yet blur and reformulate scents for both men and women today. At the heart of OBSESSED is the memory of a past love, triggered by the scent of another on the skin. Here, the genders are subverted and layered, with the traditional scents of the masculine Fougère - particularly White Lavender harnessed for the women’s fragrance, while the men’s scent is in thrall  to a dark Vanilla. These elements are combined with materials more typically associated with each gender; Musks add a sensuous warmth to the women’s fragrance while Amber and Woods strengthen the sense of masculinity in the men’s. It is this tension, a compulsive push and pull that makes the wearer return to the fragrances time and again. Parallel to the olfactory story of OBSESSED, runs a visual one. In 1993, Obsession truly attained its iconic status when Kate Moss became the fragrance’s face, shot by her then boyfriend Mario Sorrenti. This ground- breaking and provocative imagery reflected a real love story; besides portraying a mutual flourishing of first love, the images also reveal an obsession with both a subject and a medium for the photographer. As the legendary campaign approaches its 25th anniversary, OBSESSED utilises never before seen imagery from that time and personal biography to further explore and evoke the idea of memory, past love and present iconography. OBSESSED is about how memory, the sensual and the visual intertwine today.


OBSESSED FOR MEN
An Oriental Woody Amber

Top:
Oro Blanco Grapefruit Sichuan Pepper Black Cardamom

Mid:
Cedar Leaves Labdanum Firnat Blonde Leather

Dry:
Patchouli Cœur Black Vanilla Infusion Ambrox Super

A compelling heart of Black Vanilla is sophisticatedly structured with dark, dimensional woods, providing the tension between a feminine melodiousness and masculine strength. Ambrox elegantly cuts through all, lending a sleek and contemporaneous edge.

Perfumer:
Ilias Ermenidis
Christophe Raynaud


OBSESSED FOR WOMEN
An Oriental Aromatic Green

Top:
Sacred Citrus Neroli Essence Elemi

Mid:
Violet Leaf White Lavender Purple Sage

Dry:
Musk Helvetolide Ambrette Muscenone

A masculine Fougère structure is contrasted with feminine warmth; the fragrance is formed around a base of White Lavender, while creamy Musks envelope and sensually soften. The tension of the aromatic top notes with the smooth creaminess of the back, further explores the tension between the masculine and the feminine.

Perfume: 
Annick Menardo

Master Perfumer:
Honorine Blanc

Tiffany & Co. "There's Only One" Fall 2017 Advertising Campaign

Tiffany & Co. "There's Only One" Fall 2017 Advertising Campaign 
Celebrating The Power of Individuality and Self-expression

The campaign featuring Janelle Monáe, Elle Fanning, Zoë Kravitz, Annie Clark, Cameron Russell and David Hallberg, brings together six personalities from diverse disciplines, each chosen for their singular style, personal strength and imaginative vision. “Tiffany has always stood for the ideals of creativity, passion and optimism,” said Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer, Tiffany & Co. “These portraits epitomize individuality, embracing the natural beauty and unique style of each talent.” The fall campaign represents Reed Krakoff’s first creative expression for the house. Tiffany’s creative team led by Krakoff, called upon acclaimed fashion photographers Inez & Vinoodh to capture the distinct portraits as well as behind-the-scenes video, each styled with iconic Tiffany jewelry. The Tiffany Victoria™ is elegantly worn by musician Annie Clark, also known by her stage name St. Vincent.


Cameron Russell, an American supermodel and activist, is featured wearing the newly launched Tiffany T Two Hinged bangle in a stacking style on one arm together with a mix of Tiffany T two rings in different style.


Principal dancer for the Bolshoi Ballet and America Ballet Theater David Hallberg portrays a picture of contrasts wearing the Tiffany & Co.  Schlumberger® Bird on a Rock clip.


Actress Elle Fanning makes statement in multiple Tiffany Keys.


The campaign reflects the personal style and influence of the men and women who have worn Tiffany jewelry throughout the brand’s 180-year history. These images will appear in print and video, as well as across social media platforms under the hashtag #TheresOnlyOne.

 

Tapping into her timeless and innovative style, singer, songwriter, record label executive, and Oscar®-nominated actress Janelle Monáe showcases a return to Tiffany® classic heart pendant as well as stacks of Tiffany HardWear rings with diamonds.


Actress, singer and model Zoë Kravitz wears the latest Tiffany HardWear designs and Return to Tiffany® pendant in a bold new way.


2017-10-19

Salvatore Ferragamo x Sara Battaglia Women's New Leather Collaboration

Follows the success of last year’s Sara Battaglia for Salvatore Ferragamo women’s capsule leather goods collection with a new collaboration with the Italian bag designer. Combining quirkiness with complex craftsmanship, geometric patterning with curvaceous forms, and linking heritage to modernity, the Sara Battaglia for Salvatore Ferragamo Pre-Fall 2017 collection channels founder Salvatore Ferragamo’s restless desire for innovative design in a series of striking bags created for the modern woman.


Consisting of six models in an assortment of styles, the collection sees Sara Battaglia playfully juxtaposes two classic Salvatore Ferragamo motifs: the zigzag and the House’s signature ‘Gancio’ emblem. From Salvatore’s own design repertoire through to the current FW2016/17 Women’s Ready-to-Wear collection, the zigzag has long been a Ferragamo hallmark, and Battaglia reworks the geometric icon with her touches of construction and color, providing fresh attitude, femininity and Italian spirit.


The zigzag becomes the vertical patchwork that forms the entire body of the shopping bag, presented in both graphic black and white and muted ‘winter’ rainbow; totes and flapbags incorporate the same jagged visual device into intricate stitching details and the multi-layering of finest leather – then softened by the presence of the rounded golden Gancio lock; the bucket bag, meanwhile, extends the Gancio into an oversize metal handle, crowning the signature black-and-gold aesthetic pairing of the bag’s nappa leather and studded zigzag body. 


An accompanying range of fur charms has been designed to attach to any bag; echoing the zigzag motif, the charms – one in black-and-white, and two in color add further vibrancy to the collection and highlight Sara Battaglia’s own exuberant design sensibility. By combining a rich understanding of Italian craftsmanship with her family’s longstanding artistic lifestyle, Battaglia has garnered acclaim for her fresh and modern bag designs. “I’m excited and honored to be collaborating once again with the House of Salvatore Ferragamo,” says Battaglia. “I consider this collection to be the confirmation of our shared values, our similar creative mindset, and our collective commitment to quality craftsmanship and the notion of Made in Italy.”


“We are delighted to be presenting this new capsule collection with Sara Battaglia,” adds James Ferragamo. “The success of last year’s collaboration is testament to the principles we and Sara share, and having been keen to explore new ways to push craftsmanship and innovation, this second collection feels even more daring in its vibrancy, quality and contemporary spirit.” The Sara Battaglia for Salvatore Ferragamo Pre-Fall 2017 collaboration represents the latest example of Salvatore Ferragamo’s historical mentoring, which started with the founder’s investment in Italy’s world-class craftsmanship, and continues today through the company’s Fondazione Ferragamo which sponsors both college and graduate artisans.


Club Monaco Women's Fall 2017 Collection


Club Monaco Women's Fall 2017 Collection under the helm of Steven Cateron, head of design with elevated design and effortless simplicity. Inspired by the Club Monaco archives, familiar classics are updated with of-the-moment details.


“The Collection is purposeful and versatile by design, with pieces not only meant to build upon each other, but to transcend seasons, living seamlessly within one’s wardrobe,” said Cateron. With a focus on streamlined silhouettes and delayered styling, the Collection offers a renewed sense of ease.



The palette is iconic of the fall season, highlighting rich camels, gray heathers, classic reds, and the occasional nude cut off of black and white.


Classic prints and patterns also appear, with updated leopard print, scales of floral, and classic menswear plaids speaking to a quiet ‘80s influence. Styling is delayered and colorblocking reimagined through monochromatic outfitting.



“Club Monaco is a brand for individuals and their unique lives, so when I think about the Club Monaco woman, I don’t envision one woman, but many,” says newly appointed head of design, Steven Cateron. “She is multifaceted. She knows who she is and isn’t looking for confirmation of her identity.” The Fall Collection echoes this sentiment with a considered approach to versatility that feels at once essential and unexpected.






2017-10-18

ERDEM x H&M Evocative Print Campaign Shot By Michal Pudelka


Acclaimed photographer Michal Pudelka has created a unique series of images for the ERDEM x H&M print campaign, playing with the idea of family portraits.


The evocative images were taken during the shooting of Baz Luhrmann’s short film for the collaboration where super models joined the actors in a series of group shots, adding an extra dimension to the ERDEM x H&M world.


“We thought it would be great to do a modern take on classical family portraits, creating characters in ERDEM’s world. The ERDEM x H&M collection really spoke to me, and the working process felt authentic and creatively charged,” says Michal Pudelka.


The campaign stars super models Saskia de Brauw, Imaan Hammam, Grace Hertzel, Fernando Cabral, Neels Visser and Tony Ward. They are joined by actors Ruby Dagnall, Tom Rhys Harries, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Harriet Walter.


The setting is a grand country mansion which is always filled with flowers, emphasising the beauty and positivity of ERDEM x H&M.


The campaign debuts online on October 17, with the ERDEM x H&M collection available in selected H&M stores worldwide, as well as on hm.com, from November 2nd, 2017.


ELIE SAAB Introduces Fall 2017 Bridal Collection

 For Fall 2017, ELIE SAAB is expanding its line of bridal gowns with ten new styles that enrich the house’s bridal spirit, while remaining in line with the mood of the first ready-to-wear Bridal collection, launched in April 2016.


With the introduction of nude tones, capes, fur boleros for winter and detachable elements to transform the volume of the gowns, the ELIE SAAB bridal line is subtly complemented to address the tastes of every bride-to-be, from the beautifully classic to the truly modern.


Streamlined shapes, a voluminous dress embroidered with fine lace, a cut-out guipure silhouette, or a vestal gown inspiration set the ELIE SAAB Bridal trend for next fall.


Hair pieces, devore lace or pearl-embroidered veils complement the offering. To support this second collection, the House is strengthening its digital communications with a dedicated Instagram account at @eliesaabbridal, with exclusive features and an inspiring selection of content for today’s #brideofnow.