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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.


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.