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2017-10-17

PRADA Pre-Fall 2017 Advertising Campaign


PRADA Pre-Fall 2017 Advertising Campaign
In the intimacy and familiarity of a domestic setting, a series of ambiguous yet genuine encounters are captured between the new faces of Prada Pre-Fall 2017 - Selena Forrest, Kris Grikaite and Nina Gulien.


Encounters, the third installment of 365, reinterprets the Pre-Fall 2017 away from the runway. Instead, the models are captured at home - not theirs, not ours, but some home, a vision of privacy and intimacy with truth at its core.


The vista of each image is uninterrupted, like a window into a scene; viewer as voyeur of an unfolding narrative. A representation of absolute normality, in which these models are caught off-guard, captured in half-motion by photographer Willy Vanderperre.


They are portraits of models, but also of split-second moments, of encounters, cementing instances in time. The models are caught midway through a gesture - rising from a chair, advancing, retreating - their intentions ambiguous, their reactions spontaneous and unrehearsed.


The moments captured here do not only represent reality, they are a reality, reflecting a fundamental inspiration behind the Prada Pre-Fall 2017 collection. Reality, normality and honesty. A truth in each encounter - a real portrait of Prada, and this seasons’ Prada women.


COACH Fall 2017 Collection

 COACH  Fall 2017 Collection inspiration comes from a tomboy, playing with the juxtapositions of the great American outdoors and early New York hip-hop; the prairie and the city; what’s unprecious alongside symbols of status and luxury, Coach-style.


Paper Moon, The World Famous Supreme Team's square dance/scratch remix, Rexy and her carriage.


Riffing on shearling, varsity and biker.


Raw-edged shearling worn with the swagger of something rarefied.


Customizing and personalizing familiar pieces to make something new.


An air of growing up, yet always with humor and playfulness, in the melting pot of New York City.


2017-10-16

巴黎2017/18秋冬時裝騷之問誰領風騷 – 巴黎現場直擊


巴黎2017/18秋冬時裝騷之問誰領風騷 
巴黎現場直擊



長天飛沙壯士血在狂嚎
今年初三月出席了巴黎秋冬2017/18時裝周一系列的時尚騷,連綿夜雨的巴黎洗滌了日間的煩囂,一場接一場的精彩時裝騷,無懼風雨寒冷,繼續在花都shine bright閃耀。大路的品牌在時裝騷大灑金錢不在話下,務求去取悅世人同好,努力打造品牌現有的形象,同時為目標區進發,誓要去達到應要的宣傳效果和刺激銷量。這一仗要打得漂亮,基礎先要打得好,設計師和品牌的形象建立都必須贏得各界歡心,在時尚界更甚。聰明的設計師當然深懂這遊戲的玩法和規則,戚其然可繼續逗留時尚界,名利雙收。時裝界的無情亦是公開的秘密,一旦出錯或品牌開始得到負評,屠龍刀直斬設計師;之前說好的共同進退,現在恩怨不再情重,要大義滅親,何其容易。一些來無影,去更無蹤的設計師在僅只一季漸露曙光之後馬上消聲匿跡,永記載在時裝歷史行列中,一同忍受,更甚為憐憫。


一代天驕 千秋知我名號
都是看騷算了,題外話有機會再和各位分享。大品牌時裝騷在各大媒體早已高談濶論,同時,很多時候一看即忘,且看看一些流網之魚在時尚界留下的銘記,更爲有趣。今季受邀的第一場時裝騷,竟然是小弟喜愛的時裝設計師之一的Manish Aurora。來自印度的他,扎根倫敦,盛名巴黎。這場選址巴黎大皇宮舉行的時裝騷不負衆望,Manish色彩繽紛的系列充滿活力,同時效忠於印度傳統文化及工藝,將快樂的訊息建立於設計上,在台上大放異彩,發放正能量。設計造型又往往充滿異國風情,既夢幻又極具野性美,似像一頭馴服不到的黑夜豹妹不斷奔馳,百看不厭。來不及看清楚設計的細節,好待騷後到show room近距離再看實物。


原野飛花壯士懷抱冷傲
來自鄰國新加坡,定居倫敦的設計師Andrew Gn更不畏懼冷風似刀,今季的設計自由無速地飛奔大漠中,大玩非洲風情。我們在后台對話,一如Andrew所曰:“由古至今,我們都是屬於某個特殊的族類,透過傳統的學術、學習、禮儀和信仰去展示我們獨特的一面,這不單只為我們建立了唯我獨有的風格,同時更向其他族類共勉,一起鼓勵和創造不同的色彩。正當這個世界每一樣東西都變得太過統一和均質,就會失去了它的根蒂,我們正要尋找的正是真我及自我的個性和舒適自然;回到本來的根源,同時亦不忘去和現代接軌,互相交替,以多面體變換,往來不斷和彼此的基因交流,全民和人類一起高呼喝彩”。這場絕無僅有的 Global Tribal時裝騷對比著Palais de Tokyo博物館的 Less is More空間,顯得更神聖和罕有。前排的front row貼心安排,能夠零距離看清當中設計的用心和精髓,一場精彩絕倫的時裝騷,就是如此有序地在眼前掠過。


談笑做時勢 問誰領風騷
新進的創意總監Christine Phung為巴黎經典品牌Leonard Paris脆弱嬌嫩且無幾何限制的野生花卉無限放大,穿梭於整個系列。設計喚醒了生長在荒蕪之地的野生植物,拯救困頓在寒冰之中的美豔蘭花,並和自然界溶解、結晶而產生的肌理效果作為靈感,一一運用在服裝面料上。這場同時選址在巴黎大皇宮,名為Carrara的石雕叢林時尚冒險來自意大利Carrara 的礦場,生動的印花演變成紋路,那些凝結著紫、藍和紅色紋理的岩石流光溢彩,呈現出古老綿延的自然幾何形態,使設計元素與穿者和衣服本身都毫無違和感。大理石圖形以精緻的褶皺交錯,巧妙地形成雕塑的線條,視覺陷阱這種繪畫手法被她藝術性地借鑒到高級成衣中。


大地留著我的記
這些花簇被重新整合成多彩的皮毛,或以刺繡,或以縫合,做成奢華的拼縫效果,最終呈現出抽象的建築形態。提花面料以豐富的編織提升質地,產生大理石紋的肌理光澤。Christine同時也採用了柔軟的面料:例如印花羊毛和秘魯Snow-white羊駝毛,在表現系列整體的力量感上,增添了感官享受。Leonard女性既注重穿著的實用性,亦渴望奢華的寵愛。系列備有運動元素的襯衫和流線設計的夾克,這些兼具現代感與功能性的女裝,使她們的每一次時尚冒險更加自如、生動和輕鬆。在追求精準和細緻的本能中尋找創作靈感,是Christine以邏輯演繹前衛時尚的核心。她的作品展現出柔軟與棱角之間的交融,沉寂裡醞釀著變化,靈活柔韌的造型中綻放出獨特的魅力恰如身穿Leonard Paris的女人。


版位有限,只能精簡推介,恕不能詳盡,請待續。。。

Ermenegildo Zegna Celebrates 20th Anniversary In Russia


Ermenegildo Zegna Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in Russia
with an Exclusive One Night Event in Moscow

On the occasion of its 20th Anniversary in Russia, Ermenegildo Zegna hosted an event in Moscow at the New Manege Exhibition Hall. The exclusive celebration included a fashion show featuring the debut collection of Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori and a one of a kind live performance by the British synthpop duo Hurts.


Ermenegildo Zegna was one of the first luxury companies to enter the Russian market, opening its first store on Tretyakovsky Proezd in Moscow in 1997. Over the years, the brand has built a unique reputation for satisfying the wardrobe and lifestyle needs of even the most demanding clients with superior, high-quality garments, creating a strong retail network in the most powerful Russian cities.Zegna now has multiple stores throughout the Russian Federation and continues to strengthen its presence through a targeted investment and expansion strategy.


Concurrent with the Anniversary celebration, Zegna unveiled its newly renovated Ermenegildo Zegna Global Store on Tretyakovsky Proezd.


The expanded Global Store is based on the latest Peter Marino concept and designed to create a virtual journey through the world of Ermenegildo Zegna, transmitting both the history and DNA of the company, along with the entire range of its luxurious menswear collections.


As part of the Anniversary celebration, Alessandro Sartori’s debut collection, Crafting Modernity, took centerstage in the Russian capital: a merging of the intensely artisanal and the resolutely contemporary, where technology clashes with tradition, the outdoors spirit stems from sartorial constructions and sportswear permanently alters the look of formality.


After the fashion show, guests were entertained by British pop duo Adam Anderson and Theo Hutchcraft of Hurts, both of whom were exclusively dressed in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture for event.


Inspired by Ermenegildo Zegna’s AW2017 collection, the outfits were designed by Sartori for their global music tour and reflect the balanced fusion of exquisite tailoring and contemporary hand-made sportswear.


JIMMY CHOO AW2017 Advertising Campaign


JIMMY CHOO AW2017 Advertising Campaign

Jimmy Choo unveils the AW2017 Women’s and Men’s campaign starring models Kati Nescher and Xavier Buestel. Exploring the identity at the heart of the brand the campaign brings to life the daring and confident nature of Jimmy Choo.


Photographer Theo Wenner realised a series of images that capture the Jimmy Choo Man and Woman engaging in a playful game of cat and mouse across London. Tailored styling and an architectural backdrop centre on a refined, modern glamour that re-imagines proportion and dimensions.


The contrasting essence of rebel and romance play against each other as structural designs offset feminine silhouettes and studded boots blend effortlessly with sharp suiting.


“This season is a particularly pure expression of Jimmy Choo. We’ve focused on the codes that define us and uncovered the building blocks of the brand: the confidence, the sexiness, the playfulness and the glamour. The campaign exudes a mature sensibility with a touch of playful allure while continuing to explore and unite the narrative between the Jimmy Choo Man and Woman.” - Sandra Choi, Creative Director.


2017-10-13

John Lobb AW2017 Menswear

John Lobb AW2017 Menswear inspired by the River Nene and its significance to the history of bootmaking and explored the journey of the river, and the elemental nature of water. With a focus on flowing, uninterrupted lines, the workings and finishings of raw materials underline the collection, which celebrates the vital link of nature and industry present in Northampton since the 16th Century.


Newly developed rubber soles based on archival wooden lugs and paired with the distinctive storm welt feature throughout the collection, ensuring singular protection from the elements. A group of wholecut models highlight the house’s unique use of large pattern pieces, emphasising the inherent quality of the leathers used. An oxford is punctuated simply with five eyelets and waxed laces.


The purity of a loafer absent of any stitches is underlined with distinctive punching and tassels. Complementing a full brogue duo, a recipe from the Bespoke archives named ‘Brun Lobb’ has been unearthed and redrafted with meticulous care and collaboration between Artisans of the Northampton factory and Bespoke Atelier. Developed in the 1960’s for customers desiring a heightened patina as found in the archives, the technique uses especially coloured creams worked in particularly lightly dyed skins. Distinctive as it is subtle, the result is a marbled, weathered patina with a finish which will enhance with age.


Water resistant Suede Crocodile highlights the functionality and purity of a fluid Jodhpur boot, here offered with a rubber sole in colours of indigo and black. The iconic Museum leather is this season rendered in the Levah plimsole, whilst the newly launched Porth sneaker draws from the house’s welted history with it’s wholecut upper, raised apron and twin stitch details. The seasonal iteration highlights Porth’s leather welt detail with a two tone sole matching its Pebble Grain Calf upper.