BIOEFFECT introduces its first Cleansing Water embracing the natural beauty from the Land of Ice and Fire. In honor of the outstanding natural resource, integrates the world most pure Icelandic groundwater with innovations, creating an unique and toxin-free water for skin wellness. Using the gift from the Earth as major ingredient, it helps achieve a clear, moisture, and radiant skin. BIOEFFECT Micellar Cleansing Water is made with pure, soft, geologically filtered Icelandic water that hydrates and balances the skin, easing dryness and discomfort. This fragrance-free micellar water contains molecules that assimilate oil and dirt from the skin. A low concentration of hard minerals such as calcium and magnesium help irritate skin after an natural cleansing process. This simplifies the daily cleansing and moisturizing process, and it can be used either in the morning before applying makeup and sun protection, or in the evening, to remove makeup, sun protection, and the day’s accumulation of dirt and oils. Containing the unique, pure, and natural ingredients, It is also an ideal product to refresh and hydrate the skin under humid condition.
Montblanc Malaysia launched its new leather collection - My Montblanc Nightflight, highlighting its stylish and functional Montblanc #MY4810 Trolley and held a cocktail event hosted by Montblanc South East Asia President Matthieu Dupont recently.
Inspired by the spirit of urban exploration, the Montblanc #MY4810 Trolley is crafted to meet the needs of urban explorers who constantly embark on adventures, in search of new horizons and experiences. Befitting the theme of urban exploration, the event was set in an ambience surrounded by Kuala Lumpur city skyline in addition to innovative engagement activities line up to complement the discovery journey.
A LED floor to view some of the world’s renowned cities from a bird’s eye view experience which enabled them to experience seeing things from a unique perspective to broaden their minds.
The expedition continued with mirror writing using light painting set against a backdrop made up of selected tallest buildings around the world to further exude the essence of urban exploration.
The spirit of urban exploration is about interaction with the environment and seeing things through new eyes. Embracing this concept is the result of the MY Montblanc Nightflight collection that gives birth to a luxury spin on the essentials for every journey.
The event came to a surprise as the unveiling of the collection was led by Montblanc Malaysia's Friend of the Brand, international actor Lawrence Wong who made a special appearance following the screening of the brand film which portrayed the urban explorer in him navigating through various cities to showcase the codes that work in different ways.
The extensive collection of the My Montblanc Nightflight which includes 24 large leather goods, 13 small leather goods and the Montblanc #MY4810 trolleys available in 5 different edition.
A fashion-forward, rebellious style made for the modern street. Mischievous. Unapologetic. Youthful. Unexpected. This is the “Urchin” - an innovative, new sneaker designed for next-generation rebels and the kinetic cities they live in. The name says it all: Street urchin - a mischievous, rebel rouser speaks to the sneaker’s nonconformist attitude. While its specially crafted spiny sole speaks to the distinctive markings of its namesake sea dweller. “I’ve always been inspired by the energy and pulse of the city,” says Giuseppe Zanotti. “Whether its Tokyo or Shanghai or New York, the common thread is a non-stop dynamism mixed with an independent attitude. The “Urchin” encapsulates that vitality and unorthodox mindset.”
Beginning with the sneaker’s state-of-the-art sole - a lightweight, technical material trimmed with 3D scales, the “Urchin” literally cuts through the crowd. The super flexible upper in neoprene, features graphic contrast trim and lateral deconstructed double zips - a nod to Giuseppe Zanotti’s iconic hardware. Woven through the zips are the sneaker's laces, creating an unexpected trick of the eye. Colorways include two unisex models in black and white, respectively; a women’s low-top in cool nude and a men’s style in vivid orange.
A|X Armani Exchange AW2018/19 Advertising Campaign
New energy, infectious spontaneity, surprise. For A|X Armani Exchange, the AW2018/19 campaign features stars from different industry backgrounds, who highlight the spirit of the brand: Selah Marley, the 19 year old daughter of Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley is making a name for herself in her own right in the fashion industry; Martin Garrix, the Dutch DJ and producer, one of the world’s top performers in his field; Li Yifeng, Chinese singer and actor, who mesmerises his audience; and … Giorgio Armani himself, who decided to take part in this series of high-impact shots.
The electric charge of youth is unstoppable. The neon and vibrant colours of live energy flood and animate the inside of a historic building in Milan, overwhelming every single surface – just like the positive force of A|X, launched 27 years ago, which rewrites the codes of metropolitan fashion, introducing the values of the Armani world to a younger audience. And it’s Giorgio Armani himself, with his smile, who ensures the transfer of these values.
Giorgio Armani explains: ‘For this campaign, I chose model Selah Marley, and decided to renew our collaboration with musician Martin Garrix and actor Li Yifeng. Three versatile talents, capable of speaking to their peers.
And then there’s me, representing the continuous dialogue between the Armani world and new generations, in pursuit of a free, casual and creative style.’ The A|X Armani Exchange advertising campaign was photographed by Billy Kidd and filmed by Francesco Meneghini.
CERRUTI AW2018 Collection is an array of post-punk, military and streetwear inspirations is the source for an eclectic, and electric collection, which is, as always, permeated with the codes of Cerruti chic.
A palette of warm, sophisticated tones – black, burgundy, creme, khaki, nutmeg and mustard and refined materials – velvet, shearling, cashmere, silk jacquard technical wool create the counterpoint to an angular, wiry silhouette, with either broad shoulders, cinched waist or more fluid A-line.
Tailoring is featured, often in association with sportswear pieces, creating the perfect balance between formal and casual. Wool or technical jacquard track bottoms and leather utility trousers mix with oversize jackets and coats.
Check, Prince-of-Wales and herringbone patterns are worked in their XL versions, as a reference to early 80s’ aesthetics, which are combined with an exclusive graphic motif inspired by the Bauhaus fabrics design. The trousers, in turn, have become more slim-fitting, with a higher waist, and in some cases feature cummerbunds. The thick, textured sweaters come cropped and fitted, to be worn layered or tucked into trousers.
Large, comfortable coats and outerwear are the season’s key pieces. The parkas combine technical fabrics and leather, to start with, while others are quilted or reversible. Some with piping. The military influence is present in the khaki shearling and wool cloth coats and vests, and in a nutmeg-colour waxed leather coat, which is worn belted at the waist.
This season a few unisex pieces are presented on women. The idea of a shared wardrobe is expressed by borrowing from the boys. A military boiled wool trench, camel coat, parka and jacquard wool duster are parred with slim trousers and shown belted or accessorised as the men. The accessories include quilted tote bags, nylon rucksacks and belt pouches used to cinch the silhouette. As are the leather belts with metal detailing, worn knotted around jackets and coats.
Leather and calfskin sneakers impart a casual look to the tailoring, even the leather footwear takes on more carefree mood, thanks to their rounded forms and new interpretation on the hiking and combat boot. Metal aviator glasses add a final touch of contemporary luxury to the collection.
FURLA AW2018 Advertising Campaign
With an ever-growing digital presence and a desire to connect with a highly relatable and engaged audience, this season, Furla has collaborated with powerful international influencers to represent the collection including: Jon Kortajarena, Sonya Esman, Stefanie Giesinger, Rocky Barnes, Keisuke Asano and Vanessa Hong. Choosing to collaborate with influencers, brings The Furla Society to life, making it accessible to everyone. The Furla Society concept has seen great success for Furla over the past three seasons, and this evolution of the story, where we finally see our empowered, vibrant and exciting influencers come together for a special event. The Autumn/Winter campaign takes place in a grand Italian hotel, where they meet the new set of protagonists, each occupying their own space, each engrossed in their own activity. Each influencer receives an intriguing ‘invite’ from The Furla Society. An intriguing series of events takes place, culminating when our influencers are all being brought together in one place, with an invitation for the brand’s audience to join them. The campaign, playing out on all Furla’s core channels, was shot by film director Andrew Rothschild and campaign photographer Stas May, with creative direction from Wednesday Agency.
M.A.D.Gallery Presents “Dynamic Structures” - A Mesmerizing Kinetic Art Exhibition By Dutch Artist Willem van Weeghel
M.A.D.Gallery introduces “Dynamic Structures,” a collection of six awe-inspiring pieces by Willem van Weeghel, a Dutch artist known for his modern interpretations of kinetic art. Each animated composition captivates observers as it transforms moving elements into bold patterns teetering in the electric space between order and chaos. The team at the M.A.D.Gallery is thrilled to house this collection in its Geneva location. “Willem van Weeghel is the epitome of why our gallery exists,” says Max Büsser, founder of the M.A.D.Gallery and kinetic art enthusiast. “Willem's work is not only visually mesmerizing: most visitors, me included, are constantly wondering how it works. Outside-the-box creativity, enormous talent, state-of-the-art engineering, thousands of hours of skilled work, and at the end a pure object of beauty.”
Located in the Netherlands, van Weeghel’s studio is a cross between a steel workshop and a museum. The atelier is filled with tools, welding machines, paint, and fine works of art displayed on the walls. It is here, in his dream workshop, where the magic of kinetic art takes place. It all starts with an image in his head. “First, I have the idea in my mind and I make a simple drawing – I have a lot of sketchbooks – just to remember the thought or idea. Usually, the good ideas pop back in my mind all the time even after a couple months. If that is the case, I take that idea and try to build or evaluate it,” the artist explains. Van Weeghel fleshes his ideas out in computer animation to test all the possible movements. If successful, it is then constructed in a 3D computer-aided drafting (CAD) program.
At the same time, van Weeghel develops the computer software program that coordinates the movement between all the elements. The focus of van Weeghel’s work is the everchanging, fluid motion in his compositions. “I always work from the front. I have an idea of what the spectator should see or should feel with the piece and then I try to achieve it with technical means,” van Weeghel describes his method. It is essential that the technical side is 100% reliable to make sure everything works properly in balance with the front and the back. A self-taught expert, van Weeghel spends countless hours building and testing the software in order to create an optically alluring formation for the composition. The works start to come to life once they are constructed in the studio. Van Weeghel’s skilled craftsmanship pours into each and every detail of the piece, from welding the moving components to hand-painting the canvas and assembling the technical components.
Movement takes centre stage in every creation. Using a subtle palette of colours and shapes, van Weeghel further emphasizes the importance of motion in the continually evolving scene. Hidden from the observer, integrated into the back of the art, is a computer system programmed to operate sophisticated machinery. Using this technology, van Weeghel choreographs a dynamic dance with objects forming geometric patterns that constantly change at a variety of speeds, methodically created with precision, each work operating in complete silence.
Visually impressive at a size measuring 154 x 154 x 16.6 cm, “Dynamic Structure 171113” strikes a contrast of ebony-colored shapes against a hand-painted white canvas. Adding to the visual experience is the seamless movement of eight identical elements shaped at right angles and lines that perpetually shift position by rotating on four points. Each point has two axes, allowing the objects to move independently from each other in two directions and at a variety of speeds. It is easy to marvel at this dynamic work as patterns endlessly form and dissolve right before your eyes.
Changing to a blue hue, “Dynamic Structure 61114 B” sees the canvas filled with six T-shaped elements in bright cobalt rotating across a deep navy-blue background. The fluid movement of this composition along with the brilliant use of color evokes the characteristics of a kaleidoscope – only enlarged to a 120 square-centimeter canvas. Time seems to stand still when observing the endless geometric patterns unfold in this work of art.
“Dynamic Structure 6618” is a kinetic work combining two circles in red and two circles in black slowly traveling across a stark white canvas in coordinated sequences, sometimes slowly then again quickly. The complementary pairs of elements move independently of each other and different speeds may be chosen. All components are hand-painted using acrylic and assembled by van Weeghel. Similarly, “Dynamic Structure 10718” features yellow squares with triangles in black, while “Dynamic Structure 12718” consists of two solid-blue triangles harmonizing with a pair of open squares. Each of these three works measures 85 x 125 x 11 cm and can be displayed together as a triptych or individually.
The “Dynamic Structures” collection is an ideal representation of van Weeghel’s hypnotic powers of kinetic art as they attempt to visualize the passage of time with the motion of the element, almost as though the hands of a clock. Each sculpture is limited to five pieces and signed on the back.
Michael Kors releases the new Fall 2018 ad campaign for MICHAEL Michael Kors and Michael Kors Mens, shot by New York-based photographer Lachlan Bailey. This season marks the first time the brand has commissioned different photographers for its labels.
The new campaign spotlights everyday opulence and refined ease in the streets of New York City, specifically the archetypal Manhattan neighborhood that is the Upper East Side.
Inspired by designer Michael Kors’ love for the city and deep knowledge of his hometown, Bailey captured the energy and ease of everyday life in the city: models Andreea Diaconu and Baptiste Radufe stopping by a local coffee shop, walking in Central Park, moving through the city’s streets.
The cinematic locations provide a rich backdrop for the season’s opulent, free-spirited clothes and accessories. “I wanted the campaign to evoke a sense of life in New York City as it’s really lived, to catch the day-to-day things people do amidst the energy and beauty of the city. There’s a wonderful naturalness and immediacy to Lachlan’s pictures that made him the right choice to tell this story.”