The Maison Roger Vivier appoints Gherardo Felloni as Creative Director. "Roger Vivier is the absolute reference of luxury shoes. I have always been fascinated by him and its master of modernity, its ultimate chic and its endless creativity. I feel honored to be part of Roger Vivier today and develop it further, respecting its heritage and tradition while adding a contemporary and modern take, something Mr. Vivier has always demonstrated." says Gherardo Felloni.
Lettres au carré bag charms
In Epsom calfskin, Sombrero calfskin and Mysore goatskin. The Lettres au carré design gives rise to a collection of charms that form a colourful alphabet. Each letter is a unique combination of colours and shapes, made of solid leather and leather inlay.
Kelly sellier 28 bag Kellygraphie version
In Epsom calfskin, Sombrero calfskin and Mysore goatskin The six versions of this new interpretation of the Kelly bag showcase a leather inlay technique. Each one features one of the letters of the word Hermès. This assembly of leathers, smooth and grained, matt and glossy, forms a perfectly flat motif.
Table football table in maple and Swift calfskin
This table football table has a solid structure, wide paddles, and a substantial weight. A nod to the house’s equestrian roots, the players are actually jockeys: made of carved metal by Christian Renonciat, they sport colourful handpainted silks. In the centre of the table is the number 24 in leather marquetry, a reference to Hermès’ historic address in Paris: 24, Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
Little horses game in maple
As graphic as it is decorative, this little horses game in printed maple comes with a die in wood marquetry. A saddle nail in engraved steel inlaid in the base of each token adds a discrete detail.
Set of 2 beach bats in beech and handle in cork
Young and old can play on the beach, by the pool, or in the garden with these printed beach bats that match the Jeux d’animaux beach towel by Jean Houzard. The cork handle features a silk wrist strap.
Brioni reveals Harvey Keitel as the next testimonial for the Summer 2018 ‘Tailoring Legends’ advertising campaign. A longtime Brioni client and one of Hollywood’s most iconic faces starring in films such as Taxi Driver, Reservoir Dogs, The Piano, and Youth, Keitel portrayed an astonishing array of roles in a career that has cut its own unique path from the theater through film and television.
Captured in New York by photographer Gregory Harris, the black and white images portray Keitel in the brand's finest tailoring and ready to wear highlighting his audacity and charisma, attesting him as an undisputable ambassador for the brand.
Dior by Marc Bohan, published by Assouline, is the third in a series of seven books devoted to the designers who succeeded each other at the head of the House. Available from April, the book looks back on three decades of Dior history.
This rich heritage is recounted by the writer and journalist Jérôme Hanover and documented by hundreds of images of dresses shot by Laziz Hamani along with archival photographs.
The descriptive portraits of a selection of forty creations reveal the inspirations, universe and personality of Marc Bohan, with whom the author met numerous times, to tell the story of the longest relationship between a designer and the house of Dior. In the spring of 1957 Christian Dior offered Marc Bohan a position working for him.
At that time, the designer already had an assistant, Yves Saint Laurent, so he intended entrusting him with his New York couture outpost. But fate had decided otherwise. After the death of Christian Dior and following an experience across the Channel, during which he jolted the habits of the English clients, on September 28, 1960, Marc Bohan became the House’s third Creative Director.
In 1961, as a result of his first autumn-winter collection dubbed the Slim Look, he ushered in the era of women dressed in an unhindered manner. “The silhouette is supple, slim, the shoulders are natural, the waist sinuous, the hips are very flat. The skirts flare gently in an alert movement and stop just below the knee,” the collection’s press release noted.
Over the course of three decades, from 1961 to 1989, Marc Bohan established close links with the world of the arts and the most famous personalities of the time, including the artist Niki de Saint Phalle. His fondness for faraway cultures enabled the designer to infuse the House with this particular spirit of discovery and freedom, without ever losing sight of his objective: “To make sophisticated clothes simply, with a touch of insolence every now and then.”
A | X Armani Exchange SS2018 Advertising Campaign
New energy, same spirit. Cara Delevingne, Martin Garrix and Li Yifeng are once again the faces of the A | X Armani Exchange campaign, shot by Sabine Villiard.
Against a surreal desert backdrop, the protagonists interact with giant branded props.
Objects – such as a tyre, a stamp and the silhouette of a heart are magnified and distorted, as though through the lens of a camera taking a selfie.
Irony, freedom and a playful spirit create shots that transform the ordinary into something extraordinary, capturing the fresh, youthful spirit of the collection.
On a unique and experimental virtual platform, 5 testimonials, 75 contributors and 267 selected Prada Journalists shared their own Inner Landscape. A story built on day by day thanks to the contribution of artists and creative talents from around the world. Davide Monteleone, Mimi Xu and Margaret Zhang, testimonials of the project, chose the three winners in the competition categories of the fourth edition of Prada Journal: Giorgia Ascolani (video), Isabella Giambitto (image) and Nadya Zakharova (gallery). The Prada Journal eyewear collection, created in collaboration with Luxottica, became once again the key tool to explore emotional geographies and express the bond between one's inner world and reality, re-elaborating it through images and the written word. Optical frames were a privileged channel and a window to our inner universe, simultaneously producing a plural, collective reflection. All information is available at prada.com/pradajournal
To enhance the art of enamelling and engraving, so proudly mastered in the Vallée de Joux workshops, the Grande Maison had the idea of giving its Reverso pieces two faces revealing a work of art, the result of the artisans’ innovative work. On the front, a finely hand-guillochéd dial, covered in translucent Grand Feu enamel which is in harmony with the back of the watch. On the reverse, an enamelled miniature of a painting with a particular technique that is representative of an iconic style: pointillism, ink wash painting, or Japanese woodblock printing. In order to represent these three techniques, never before applied to enamel in miniature at Jaeger-LeCoultre, three of their greatest masters were selected through one of their works: Georges Seurat, Xu Beihong and Katsushika Hokusai.
For these pieces of art, the Reverso Tribute Enamel, with its iconic Art Deco styling, was chosen. A case in white gold was created especially to host the enamel miniature. Each of these models is issued in an eight-piece limited edition and available exclusively in Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutiques. Reverso Tribute Enamel - Georges Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.To decorate the reverse of the piece, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s artisan guillocheur delicately decorated the piece using a century-old machine which requires considerable expertise. Here, the dial is guillochéd with small lozenges, which are embossed under a deep green translucent enamel. Hours of research were required in order for this colour to perfectly match the painting on the reverse. If the front dial alone is itself an artistic feat, the beholder will be amazed when turning over the watch’s case to discover the true work of art found on the reverse. Painted between 1884 and 1886, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is one of the most beautiful examples of the pointillist technique created by Georges Seurat (1859-1891). A neo-impressionist French painter, Seurat was one of the leading lights of the art world in the 19th century. It took him two years to complete this nearly 2 by 3 metre canvas, for which he drew more than 60 sketches. The painting is set on the banks of the Seine, near Paris, in a place where the locals would come to enjoy the water and a pleasant, unspoilt setting. The technique of pointillism consists of juxtaposing minuscule dots of colour, rather than using larger brushstrokes, with the spectator’s eye naturally “mixing” the colours.
In order to create this miniature, the artisan enameller from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rare Handcrafts “Métiers Rares” had to take on a great number of challenges. The first was reproducing a more than 3-metre-wide painting onto a 3 cm2 surface. The enameller had to create his own pointillism technique. He created his own tools, including, for 2 example, an extremely fine yet hard brush which frequently needed to be replaced. Pointillism on enamel is extremely complex. Several protective enamel layers must be superimposed upon one another after the completion of the painting, altering the intensity of the colour of the piece. A darker shade than the original was used in order to plan for this. It was a lengthy process…In total, more than 70 hours were required to finish this creation, not counting the initial hours of research for the perfect colour.
Reverso Tribute Enamel– Inspired by a painting by Xu Beihong With this piece, the Grande Maison wished to explore the art of ink wash painting. The dial was delicately guillochéd in lengthwise geometric patterns and covered in opalescent ivory-coloured enamel, rendered as subtle as mother-of-pearl. Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was one of the most renowned painters of the 20th century in China. He was known for his oil paintings, his drawings, his pastels and his calligraphy. In China, his representations of horses made him very popular. The original, over 5-metre-wide painting shows ten horses galloping through a natural Chinese landscape. The enameller was inspired by the representation of two horses from the painting.
Again, there were several challenges in creating this miniature. The sense of movement, the fluidity and the lightness conveyed by the ink wash technique had to be reproduced despite the protective layers of the enamel, which reduce the image’s spontaneity. As such, the artisan spent many hours finding the right movement to best represent the horses’ energy. Additionally, it was a real challenge to portray the smallest details, such as the horses’
manes. Lastly, it should be noted that working practically in monochrome is another challenge for an artist such as an enameller, who is used to playing with colours.
DOLCE&GABBANA SS2018 Menswear
King Of Hearts Collection
The Men SS2018 collection features the new King of Hearts and their multiple personalities; these are artists, writers, actors from all over the world with one thing in common: they are all Millennials.
Dolce&Gabbana becomes the melting pot of creativity waves belonging to a new generation in search of freedom of expression.
In this collection there are all elements of a generation that is constantly travelling between East and West.
They are able to define and shape the multimedia society in which they live.
The result is a surprisingly unique interpretation of the new expressive languages of Dolce&Gabbana.
(which allow the wearer freedom of expression)
Logomania, color block with graphics and new interpretation of pyjamas.
Playing cards, oriental influence.
Sicily’s flavors print:
(tuna can, orange, lemons, jam jars, carrots).
The collection resent total 106 looks.