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2017-04-28

SAINT LAURENT ID BAG


SAINT LAURENT ID Bag  is the new convertible bag of SS2017 Mens Collection by Anthony Vaccarello. Initially designed for the personal use of Anthony Vaccarello - Inspired by the officer document holders, the ID BAG takes its name from the identification plate necklaces worn by navy soldiers - Playful in essence, the ID BAG is an ultra-functional day to travel luggage.


The SAINT LAURENT ID PLATES is now featured on bags, small leather goods and ready-to-wear. Easily convertible and can be carry in multiple ways, folded or unfolded, to become either a tote or a boston function. The first men luggage that appeared in the Saint Laurent advertising campaign by Anthony Vaccarello. Available in Saint Laurent iconic leather or cotton canvas, and offering 2 sizes: Large and Medium. Engraved Saint Laurent ID Plate, double zip closure with leather zipper pull tabs  and adjustable handles & shoulder strap with engraved Saint Laurent buckles & hooks. Exclusive high-end zipper in men collection - Side ring & “Passant” to loop the strap.


H&M’s New Conscious Exclusive Perfume Oils

For the first time ever, H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection includes a set of three ecological unisex perfume oils that can be worn individually, or mixed to create a unique scent. The oils are a part of the 2017 Conscious Exclusive collection including a women’s collection as well as pieces for men and kids, with each piece made from sustainable materials. “I love the Conscious Exclusive ecological perfume oils, which capture the inspiration that we found in the human senses. Each of the three scents is beautiful on its own, and creates something totally unique and personal when combined together,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Head of Design and Creative director. The three ecological perfume oils for H&M Conscious Exclusive are constructed around three different scent groups – floral, fresh and woody. Rouge Pivoine combines topnotes of bergamot, rose and pear with a middle of peony and geranium, the peonies echoed in a screenprint for the women’s Conscious Exclusive collection. At its base of Rouge Pivoine is freesia, tea and cedar.

The freshness of Lemon Amour comes first from top notes of orange, lemon and bergamot, with a middle of lemongrass and lime, finishing with a base of apricot, melon and guaiac. Meanwhile the woody Vert Douce starts with topnotes of sweet orange, galbanum and elemi, with a middle of green leaves, rose and tea leaves, and a finishing note of cedar and cypress.

The ecological oils, which have been given organic certification by independent association Ecocert, come in roll-on bottles, making it easy to apply, and then to mix together to create a scent that is entirely personal to the wearer.

For organic Ecocert certification, which the H&M Conscious Exclusive fragrance as well as the H&M Conscious Beauty range has, at least 95% of the total ingredients in the product must be from natural origin, water included, and at least 10% of the total ingredients must be from organic farming.

2017-04-27

Zaha Hadid's B zero1 For Bvlgari


Zaha Hadid marks a new chapter in Bulgar i’s most iconic and coveted jewellery collection, with a masterpiece that showcases her unmistakable style: the new B. zero1 Design Legend ring. Bulgari, the Roman Jeweller, together with Zaha Hadid, the greatest woman in architecture of all time, fuse their boundless talent in the name of creativity and design. Drawing its inspiration from the world’s most renowned amphitheater, the Colosseum, Bulgari celebrated the new millennium with the creation of i t s now iconic B. zero1 ring, whose unique and state of the art design revolutionized the aesthetic codes of classic jewellery. Today, the B.zero1 Design Legend ring is a fusion of style trademarks communicating one perfect language.


Combining Emperor Vespasian’s architectural statement of power, Bulgar i’s bold and geometric design and Hadid’s fluid and curvaceous construction, the new ring is the sublime synthesis of the classic, the revolutionary and the timeless . Just as Bulgari has revolutionized the aesthetic codes of traditional jewellery, Zaha Hadid has liberated architectural geometry by creating highly expressive, sweeping fluid forms of multiple perspectives: pillar s which would have traditionally been constructed vertically are oblique; corners dip into unexpected curves; corridors and passages open spectacularly onto windows that dive into the landscape.


The same pioneering approach has marked Bulgari’s style for decades, incorporating unusual colour combinations, unexpected materials such as ceramic or marble and bold proportions, challenging and redefining the very essence of jewellery design. B.zero1 Design Legend fits perfectly into Bulgari’s creative vision, as the collection is not intended to appease convention, but rather to go beyond the limits of classic jewellery design and express exquisite ingenuity. Pioneering and creative, Bulgari has become known over the years as a master of innovation for its novel approach to design, sharing with Hadid the compelling desire to break conventional barriers . Amidst 1950s diamond-focused designs, Bulgari begins fashioning rebellious creations with semi precious and precious stones together, inventing an unprecedented style with colour combinations.


Years of great social changes and experimentation, the 1970s inspire Bulgari’s imagination to go once again beyond design frontiers, incorporating in the great variety of motifs unusual materials, such as coins from antiquity, steel and silk. Bulgar i’s drive for innovation is expressed also through the creation of new techniques. One of the most characteristic and successful is the tubogas, a flexible band of sleek and polished contour s produced without soldering, that is since the 60s one of the trademarks of the brand. With this enlightened concept of jewellery design, Bulgari crafts in 1999 B. zero1, a ring that defies all conventions, a powerful statement of its innovative vision, in a synthesis of pure lines, bold proportions and unusual materials.


The new disruptive design takes form in four new creations enriching the B. zero1 constellation; the bold 4-band ring in pink gold, also available in a thinner 3-band version in white or pink gold; and an edgy pendant in pink gold. With the original design of the ring in mind, which fuses two hallmarks of the brand – the tubogas motif and the BVLGARI double logo – Zaha Hadid deconstruct s the iconic central looping band. Clasped by two flat rings which are engraved with the classic BVLGARI logo, the central body of the ring takes the shape of undulating gold waves , flowing freely in an indefinable yet distinctive and dynamic movement.


The ring’s infinite curvilinear structure exemplifies fluidity and feeling of movement, with a design that makes a rigid material looking effortlessly organic and alive. The intersecting circles of the B.Zer o1 Design Legend ring appear to hover over the finger rather than close around it, tricking the perception and demanding a closer look , just as out standing buildings oblige you to firstly admire the beauty of the structure before compelling you to question the very physics of architecture that make the fabulous feats of design possible. Bulgari parted from convention with the B .zero1 empowering the wearer rather than celebrating an occasion. This manifested in a non- conventional structure of a wide band, and focused on its form rather than a jewel as a centrepiece, and revolutionised not only the classic style of ring up to that point in design history, but also the ideal of one. 

FENDI Fruits Bag Charms


FENDI Fruits Bag Charms
FENDI introduces its latest creation in the bag charms world: the FENDI Fruits, fluffy fruit-shaped fur pompons, result of the daring creativity and incredible craftsmanship of the Maison.


Presented for the first time on the FENDI Women’s SS2017 catwalk, the FENDI Fruits are an exquisite and cute collection of bag charms, special accessories with a playful flair.


The FENDI Fruits are realized with a fantasy inlay of precious fox and lapin shaded fur, while the thin leaf-details on top are created in soft nappa leather thanks to a meticulous découpé workmanship that gives them the natural bicolour aspect.


These unique bag charms are available in a delicate sorbet colour palette: from orange with aquamarine leaves, yellow with mint leaves, pink with green leaves to bluette with pale pink leaves, green with lilac leaves, as well as an elegant total white version.


Choose your favourite to add a romantic and original touch to your FENDI bag…either a pineapple, a raspberry or an exotic fruit, the FENDI Fruits leave open imagination to whoever picks them!


2017-04-26

Chloé Summer 2017 Bags Collection


Chloé Summer 2017 Bags Collection

Debuting for Summer 2017, the new ‘Nile’ bags are the statement bags this season. Inspired by the jewellery collection, the refined half-moon shape bag is adorned with a signature golden bracelet handle and metallic golden arc that underlines the feminine round shape.


For a masculine twist, the Nile saddle bag is inlaid with equestrian details, leather band with golden studs, and jewel details.


The Summer 2017 bags collection embraces a sartorial marine palette of optic white, navy, silver blue and sepia red, lifted by summery fresh shades of blush pink and beige.


Other than the classic combination of suede and smooth calfskin, this season Chloé incorporates lambskin and watersnake into the bags for an exotic flair.


Les Éternelles de CHANEL 2017


LES ÉTERNELLES DE CHANEL

For the third consecutive year, CHANEL presents new models for its collection of Fine Jewellery watches, Les Éternelles de CHANEL. Conceived as a capsule collection, these secret watches, which embody all the creativity and savoir-faire of CHANEL Fine Jewellery and Watches, are enriched year by year. In 2017, the Fine Jewellery Studio of Creation at CHANEL reinterprets the lace and ribbons so dear to Mademoiselle Chanel with three unique pieces. Les Éternelles de CHANEL are inspired by the fundamentals of CHANEL style and reflect the ever-renewing creative spirit at the heart of CHANEL Fine Jewellery.

The Ruban Watch
The Ruban watch evolves with absolute liberty, wrapping around the wrist like a jewel-encrusted ribbon. This delicate, 18-carat white gold lace with 1,369 diamonds – including 7 Fancy-cut diamonds – hides on one side a secret watch, and, on the other, a 5-carat pear-
cut diamond.


The Médaillon Watch
On the back of this engraved rock-crystal medallion, pearls and diamonds including a pear-cut Fancy Light Yellow 5.32-carat diamond hide a watch paved with diamonds. The medallion is set on an 18-carat white-gold chain, set with 587 diamonds.



The Camélia Watch
At the heart of a pearl necklace, which can be transformed into a bracelet, a watch is concealed by a bouquet of 18-carat white-gold camellias and 503 diamonds, including a 10-carat Fancy Brown Yellow diamond.


2017-04-25

CERRUTI 1881 SS2017 Advertising Campaign


CERRUTI 1881 SS2017 Advertising Campaign celebrates relaxed, masculine elegance with a cinematic new advertising campaign. The campaign shot by the fashion photographer Matthew Brookes in an atelier near Paris and features, for the second season, the model super-star Andres Velencoso. Andres embodies the Cerruti man and spirit of Cerruti. Andres is also the face of CERRUTI 1881 fragrance campaign.


The concept for the campaign is inspired by CERRUTI 1881's long connection to cinema and focuses on well-cut clothes and innovative fabrics. The campaign uses natural light and studio setting which allows the personality of the collection, accessories and talent to be the focus. Clean bold, the images include all the CERRUTI 1881 goods universe: men's ready-to-wear, leather goods, accessories, women's hand bags, and men's denim collection. 


The SS2017 campaign also features the launch of a denim and sportswear part integrated in the collection. In addition to print images, a set of short films featuring Andres Velencoso wearing the clothes will be used for social media, web, and in-store usage. CERRUTI 1881 Chief Creative Officer, Jason Basmajian adds “Keeping in mood with the collection, the campaign is masculine, cinematic and relaxed. Shot in an urban studio, the face of Andres and clothes are the focus”.


Giorgio Armani SS2017 Advertising Campaign


Giorgio Armani SS2017 Advertising Campaign

Shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Giorgio Armani SS2017 Advertising Campaign is a series of timeless portraits, in deep, luminous black and white. The images were taken in a studio against a neutral background. The interplay of the gazes of the subjects into the lens is intimate and elegant, while the poses are natural. The relaxed attitude of the models – Heather Kemesky, Lara Mullen, Maartje Verhoef, Charlee Fraser, Sophia Ahrens, Andrey Zakharov, Julian Schneyder and Aleksandar Rusic is emphasised by the lightweight nature of the garments: a style and message that’s profoundly Armani.


2017-04-24

Brooks Brothers Summer 2017 Men's & Women's Collections

Brooks Brothers Summer 2017 Men's and Women's Collections are inspired by seaside resort, with the main color of navy blue, as well as other bright and sharp colors, combined with floral or palm tree blue prints, the collections perfectly express the theme of seaside voyage.


The men’s collection moves from a Lakeside neo-nautical theme to a leisurely deck side inspiration. Comfortable linens are colored with soft brights and highlighted with whites and neutrals. Timeless classic Brooks Brothers fabrics and patterns including seersucker, linen and gingham are freshened by styling with white pants or garment-dyed chinos. The pool’s deep blue waters influence our indigo-inspired group of micro-patterns, reverse prints, and dobbies. Linen/cotton slubs add newness for wovens and knits, including our favorite Signature Tartan shirts. The second summer delivery layers on saturated colors resulting in a tonal dressing paired with white and navy. The pinks and mid-greens are inspired by wild flowers and printed on shirts and knits.


The Women’s Collection voyages from the ocean cliffs of Newport, Rhode Island, to the shimmering beaches along the Côte d’Azur. By playing with proportions and feminine constructions, the collection offers ease and wearability. It is shown in sandy neutrals, sun-bleached whites, chambray blues, pale rose pinks, and navy accented with touches of coral. A flirty off-the-shoulder sundress in silk cotton voile features the exclusive print - Palm Tree Blue. Eyelet cotton lace dresses in either a drop-waist or a classic shirt dress cinched at the waist offer a feminine and elevated look. Luxurious textures include glazed and embroidered chambray linens, corded cotton and embroidered linens. Prints include nautical stripes, as well as ocean and botanical garden floral.



BREMONT 2017 New America’s Cup Range Timepieces


Further developing its America’s Cup range of timepieces, Bremont continues to innovate with its sailing watch collection, the very successful launch of the Regatta watches in 2016 took Bremont in a new direction with some beautifully designed Regatta countdown timers. The importance of countdown functionality when racing is paramount and having made considerable investment in developing two unique Regatta chronograph calibres Bremont will now be launching its third Regatta movement with the Regatta AC II, being made in a limited edition of 135 pieces.


Founded in 1851 off British shores the ‘Auld Mug’ was presented to the fastest boat to sail around the Isle of White. The schooner ‘America’ won and from then on, the greatest sailing competition in the world, has been known as the America’s Cup. Bremont, now in its third year of working with the America’s Cup Event Authority, is looking forward to seeing how the event will conclude in June 2017.  As a very clear to read chronograph, which incorporates a Regatta countdown, the new Regatta AC II is designed to be both highly legible and incredibly tough whilst at sea. For this reason, it has been manufactured from hardened stainless steel, made to an exceptional hardness of 2000 Vickers which is seven times that of an average stainless steel watch case. Equally the convex sapphire crystal is extremely durable and has nine layers of anti-reflective coating applied to both sides of the glass for increased legibility.


The new Regatta timepiece has a different configuration from those launched in 2016 with a customised 15-minute countdown disc in the 12 o’clock position combined with an integrated internally rotating bezel for additional timing functionality. Bremont will also be launching its new AC 35 model which will be made in a very limited run of 35 rose gold watches, to mark this being the 35th America’s Cup. The AC35 incorporates Bremont’s beautifully made proprietary BWC movement and is a timepiece very much inspired by the legendary J-Class yachts of the 30s with its classic and understated design. The beautifully shaped blue steel hands set against its black dial captures the timeless elegance of the J-Class, with the black dial being subtly embossed with very fine imprints of the Auld Mug, the oldest trophy in international sport. The motif offers certain depth and texture across the dial and the watch bears the ‘Bermuda’ mark to commemorate the 2017 final. The special BWC movement, many parts of which are made by Bremont in the UK, can be seen through its exhibition case back.


2017-04-21

Diane Kruger In Roberto Cavalli @ 2017 UNICEF Gala Dinner

Diane Kruger Wears a dark leopard printed pony skin corset with plumeti tulle inserts worn with black wool trousers and a black velvet belt band with metal chain piping from the Roberto Cavalli FW2017/18 collection while attending the UNICEF Gala Dinner in NYC recently.

FENDI x Anke Eilergerhard @ The Sweet Dream Window Display

 FENDI announces the collaboration with German artist Anke Eilergerhard for the design of its SS2017 windows, entitled "The Sweet Dream" that was unveiled worldwide recently. The concept of FENDI’s upcoming windows has been influenced by the romantic and aristocratic mood of French rococò interiors and Marie Antoinette at the Petit Trianon that inspired FENDI’s SS2017 Collection. On this occasion, Anke Eilergerhard bespoke art pieces, made of colored silicone swirls alike dollops of whipped cream and audacious agglomerations of traditional porcelain bring magic to the windows, in unexpected and magical ways against a backdrop that recalls the boiserie and stuccos of French-like apartments. The resulting sculptures express her many years spent exploring the realm of the trivial as well as her search for the origin of humanity’s notions about beauty. These works are absolutely extraordinary in terms of their size and decoration as well as the unique nature of their artistic form - a special milestone in the mutual inspiration repeatedly exercised between fashion and art.

  
Following Milan, The Sweet Dream was also presented in FENDI boutiques in Paris, New York, Rome, Hong Kong, Berlin, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. These works are extraordinary in terms of their size and decoration - a giant pastry board will be used as a colorful background in FENDI’s windows to present at best the SS2017 accessories. “When these lush, strangely luxurious sculptures with their esprit, their nimble wit and their mysterious, metamorphic beauty meet with the luxury products in Fendi’s flagship stores, the fragility and the ephemerality of the beautiful and everything we associate with it lust, love, appearance and reality are contemplated anew in a manner that is, so to speak, bifocal and always idiosyncratic in every case,” states the artist Anke Eilergerhard.


Anke Eilergerhard uses highly pigmented silicone as it is the perfect artistic and artificial medium to express the idea of how the beauty industry, and the handwork industry, both use silicone to cover up flaws. Just as her sculptures stimulate associations, feelings and memories among her viewers, her own approach to working as an artist is certainly also strongly emotional and based on stories and experiences from her early childhood and early youth. Her art always draws the public’s attention. Through their flawless execution, featuring countless silicone swirls of whipped cream meticulously placed next to and on top of one another, the objects are provided with a surface that is extremely rich in associations. The puristically baroque sculptures seem to defy gravity, and they make their viewers forget earthly questions at least for the moment.


This project marks FENDI’S fourth artistic collaboration supported by the Berlin gallery TAMMEN & Partner for the design of its windows, following those with Blue & Joy in 2014, Analogia Project in 2015 and Chris Wood in 2016.