TOD’S embarks the project “T Factory”, a series of collaboration in which talents from all areas of creativity are invited to give their own take on TOD’S DNA. This dialogue with designers will give rise to immediately available capsule collections and limited editions presented number of times a year. The new calendar reflects a new creative approach.
Alessandro Dell’Acqua inaugurates the project, the first of a series, with a wardrobe of sensually tactile elegance and accessories in which the unmistakable Tod's “gommini” embrace moccasins and flat-heel ballerinas with
a velvet bow or stretch ankle boots. A strong and sophisticated synthesis, underscored by a meticulous choice of just three colours: TOD’S tan and Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s signature “rosa cipria” and black.
Italian lifestyle sets the scene: innate good taste and saper vivere, wherever, whenever. An exploration of what is beautiful simply because it is made beautifully. Italian excellence Going through the knowhow of expert hands and unique minds, selecting the finest materials to transform them into pieces of incomparable quality.
The project unites heritage, innovation and creativity, since innovation thrives only when you free the creativity with awareness of your roots. The Handmade Signature is a distinctive script: exquisite finishes give personality to the encounter between metropolitan cool and artisanal ‘Italianity’.
International Appeal is the result. Italian style, when genuine, speaks a language without frontiers, rooted in harmony and subtle contrasts. The coming together of Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s vision and the Italian excellence of Tod’s creates a “nonchalant glamour”. The unveiling of a new wardrobe; a lifestyle.
Montblanc showcased a new Travel-in-Style products, including the latest Urban Racing Spirit leather collection and the previously launched Nightflight #MY4810 luggage collection with a pop-up concept store in Elements Mall recently to enable customers to experience the modish jet-set spirit of sophisticated travellers.
The pop-up concept store exhibited an outrageous but innovative, chic and intelligent style. Backgrounded with a black tone and wilful street style graffiti, the concept store was styled as a container truck with a vibrant and refreshed look. In addition to displaying a collection of travel products, a special design zone allocated to personalise their purchased items by choosing different fonts and design-individualised stickers to create their own unique suitcases.
At the pop-up, Montblanc also showcased the brand new Urban Racing Spirit leather collection which is designed for the hectic and dynamic pace of city life. While comfort and functionality are defining attributes of the collection, a combination of smooth and perforated black leather inspired by vintage racer gloves gives the collection a distinctly sporty look.
Recalling the stripes on 1970s racing cars, red detailing on the zipper pullers and shoulder straps enhances the sporty attitude of the Urban Racing Spirit Collection. The stylish reference to speed was featured on the special jacquard lining as red dotted lines on black.
Emerging from the Montblanc Nightflight collection, the #MY4810 is a leather collection that caters to the needs of city explorers and world travellers. The high performance, fashion forward, durable and multifunctional features of the collection suit the rapid lifestyle of this group of adventurers perfectly. Featuring 24 new bags, 13 newly designed leather accessories and 5 suitcases which facilitate intelligence and personality.
The Montblanc Travel-in-Style pop-up concept store symbolised contemporary urban travel whilst inheriting the excellence of the Montblanc tradition, integrating practicality, delicate craftsmanship and modern designs that are the perfect partners for each and every wonderful journey in the future.
Mosaic. The very name conjures up images of art and light, the meticulous assembly of multi-coloured fragments of which the combination forms an artistic motif. In a 41 mm-diameter Arceau watch, 2,200 tiny juxtaposed leather squares form a horse profile inspired by the Hermès “Robe du Soir” silk scarf designed by Florence Manlik in 2018. Set against an electric blue backdrop and matching strap, the colourful fragments are lit up by the rose gold glow of the round case with its asymmetrical lugs and slim leaf-type hands. This horological creation imbued with the Hermès saddle- and leather-making heritage is issued in a 12-piece limited numbered edition.
It’s all there in a notebook kept safely under lock and key, harbouring the secrets of the Hermès artisan who imagined and developed this exclusive technique. A full year and a half of R&D was devoted to devising a process that her touch alone is capable of mastering. For several weeks, she patiently fashions a miniature work of art composed of thousands of variously coloured leather squares. First of all, no less than 3,500 tesserae are finely cut out from carefully selected full-grain calfskin. Subsequently, to fit inside the even smaller space afforded by the dial, 2,200 leather fragments compose an equestrian motif picked up from the Hermès “Robe du Soir” silk scarf.
This new rose gold Arceau reaffirms its style in radiantly vibrant colours. The horse with its vivid hues stands out beautifully against the electric blue background, enhanced by a Swift calfskin strap in the same shade. Designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978, the famous round case with its stirrup-inspired asymmetrical lugs lends its classicism to the unbridled originality of this model. Sweeping over the leather mosaic dial, the slender hours and minutes hands are driven by a self-winding Manufacture Hermès movement that can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back. Issued in a 12-piece limited numbered edition, the Arceau “Robe du Soir” watch transposes the art of contemporary mosaic into the playfully creative world of Hermès.
Chloé AW2018 Advertising Campaign continues Natacha Ramsay Levi’s artistic collaboration with the acclaimed photographer Steven Meisel in New York City in a second short film for the house.
Situated on an industrial pier on the banks of the East River, Meisel’s cyclical narrative creates a series of dynamic and intimate tableaux that portray the Chloé girls as a sisterhood of graceful characters in a hyper-real environment.
Cinematic pans to the city skyline accentuate the vast spatial effect that resonates throughout the piece, furthering the notion of call-and-repeat that throws each protagonist into sharp focus as they move about the inspired exterior setting, replacing each other in a free-spirited game of déja vu.
Walking, seated, standing, or riding a bicycle, the five women exchange quiet words and secret glances, exuding a confident femininity as they bask in the crisp haze of winter sun.
Chaumet heads off the beaten track to explore innovative and fun pastures new : the world of childhood, a first of the Maison. The Enchanted Tiara - A Modern Fairy Tale tells a story of transmission from one generation to the next, in an unending life cycle. Its circular carousel format echoes and symbolizes this perpetual movement. Here the tiara, the Maison’s signature piece, is a gift passed from mother to daughter, and represents the transformative journey from girl to woman and mother. A book with a universal message, for children and adults.
In six paper cut-out scenes, The Enchanted Tiara relates the journey of a young girl in a captivating Paris, from her first steps to the first love, to the day she gives birth to her own little girl. The illustrations by Helena Druvett, paper designer and author of numerous best-selling books, describe happy scenes, accompanied by dreamy short poetic texts. The book is an ode to colour, characteristic of the Maison. The Chaumet deep blue on the cover, then a dominant tone for each scene, are enhanced by the brilliance of warm gold. The jewelry virtuosity of Chaumet pulse through this exquisite tome.
A third Chaumet box set published by Assouline completes the thematic collection launched in 2016. A recurrent release, this new one provides a fascinating insight into the Maison through a series of themes each highlighting a facet of Chaumet culture. Extensively illustrated, this third box set offers discoveries from the four corners of the world.
Les Mondes de Chaumet lifts the veil on those “ elsewheres ” that have been inexhaustible sources of inspiration for the Maison from the start, from the confines of Asia to the vast expanses of Africa and Russia. From archival documents at 12, Place Vendôme to the three chapters devoted to the Les Mondes de Chaumet High Jewellery collection, the Maison has always sought to look beyond its horizon, engaging with faraway and artistic cultures to constantly reinvent itself.
Crown Jewels recounts the close connections Chaumet has always enjoyed with the reigning families of Europe and further afield, sealed by numerous orders or regalia and majestic adornments. These jewels still exist today,s handed down from generation to generation, still worn on major official occasions, or preserved and exhibited in the greatest museums and collections around the world.
Figures of style celebrates women of character who have long been faithful to the Maison, depicting the encounter between the jewellery virtuosity of Chaumet and the unique taste possessed by these personalities who marked their respective eras. Having been a part of their lives for over two centuries, the art if jewellery reflects the emancipation of Western women - their social enfranchisement, sartorial freedom and aesthetic expression.
Salvatore Ferragamo reopens Pacific Place shop reopens and encompasses a spacious 373 square meters and is fully renovated in a contemporary design, radiating an even more luxurious sense of charm and style than before.
The façade of bronze panels, strikingly illuminated by vertical strips of LED lights. This compellingly innovative artistry continues throughout the interior of the store.
Ranging from meticulously hand-painted designs on the walls to beautifully crafted velour couches in rooms individually curated with distinctive colour schemes to match the products, this new boutique makes shopping a truly wondrous experience.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, Ferragamo has specially curated a unique Ferragamo Studio Bag exclusively for Pacific Place. Beautifully presented in a black, red and creamy white base, the handbag will be limited to 18 units, which will be individually numbered on an embossed metal plate; a perfect item to match with an everyday ensemble.
During the re-opening of the store, Ferragamo also hosts a special showcase in Pacific Places’ ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’ critically acclaimed exhibition, available between September 28 – October 28. The unique presentation will feature an ensemble of the brand’s most iconic pieces, highlighting the craftsmanship and innovation history.
In addition, the exhibition features Hong Kong singer and actress Karen Mok’s personal Ferragamo collection, include a pair of wedding shoes in which the brand customized for the star. The exhibition will be held between September 27-October 28.
During the exhibition period, Salvatore Ferragamo has brought to Pacific Place the ‘Creations’ Capsule, an exclusive collection bringing together a series of the brand’s best known historic designs. Styles include the iconic Rainbow wedge – a pair of platform heels with colorful layered platforms specially curated for Judy Garland, the Invisible Sandal – the award winning F-shaped wedge heel, and many more. Creations will be sold exclusively at Pacific Place for the first time during the exhibition period.
Hogan launches gold limited edition sneakers, showcasing effortlessly-cool, self-confidence and an unconventional approach to life with golden designs. The new men’s iconic "interactive" gold limited edition luxury sneakers embodies the true spirit of hogan. the sneakers features a special golden brushing, creating a black and gold ombre effect, showcasing an effortlessly cool and chic style. The limited edition collection also includes the women’s signature ‘h222’ sneakers with a liquid foil handcrafted effect - the dash of bright gold adds a touch of radiance to this season.
TOD's presents a a very special Pop Up opens at Hong Kong Harbour City TOD’s boutique for a very limited time to host the Ciao concept. Ciao, a casual gesture that goes unnoticed in its spontaneity yet in every part of the world the day starts, ends and starts again with a Ciao.
So much said in a brief moment forming a ‘click’ or a special link, Ciao connects the entire planet and creates a friendly feeling among the people. The pop-up area features a black and white backdrop stitched together by a series of style snaps, while the neon highlights the essential “Ciao” to accentuate the inviting atmosphere. Theme-specific items are displayed throughout to translate everyday actions into a smile.
Moschino [tv] H&M launches it first campaign images featuring female models Gigi Hadid, Vittoria Ceretti, Rianne Von Rompey, Stella Maxwell, Soo Joo Park, Imaan Hammam, Yasmin Winjaldum, Oumie, Valentina Sampaio and Leyna Bloom. The images are composed by photographer Steven Meisel for the MOSCHINO [tv) H&M campaign with the inspiration from a “1950’ Haute Couture show”. Styled by : Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele.
Coach announced actor and producer Michael B. Jordan as the first global face of the Coach menswear business. His partnership with Coach will include global advertising campaigns for men’s ready-to-wear, accessories and fragrance, beginning with the Spring 2019 season. The partnership will also include special design projects with Creative Director Stuart Vevers and philanthropic endeavors with the Coach Foundation. Jordan, a star who is redefining Hollywood standards as a leading man and producer, creating opportunity and empowering the careers of others, is also a long-time friend of the brand and shares Coach’s belief in the modern American Dream and values of optimism and inclusivity. “I’m honored to be joining the Coach family and have so much respect for Stuart Vevers’ vision,” said Jordan. “I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens.” “Michael is cool and authentic, and he really embodies the Coach guy,” said Vevers. “I’ve had the chance to get to know Michael over the last couple of years. He always looks great in Coach, so it felt really natural to build our relationship.”
Coach reveals the new collaboration of Coach x Selena Gomez, the second creative collaboration with the actress, singer and face of Coach. Following Selena’s first collaboration, which introduced the Selena Grace bag and accessories in Fall 2017, the new collection includes her first ready-to-wear pieces and is designed by the star in collaboration with Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers. Featuring ready-to-wear, bags, small leather goods and accessories, the collection is imbued with Selena’s powerfully feminine spirit. Pieces styled by Selena feature her unique touches, including an empowering personal motto written in her handwriting “Not perfect, Always me” and a bunny motif that speaks to her imagination. The collection is designed to perfectly reflect Selena’s playful sense of style, which contrasts pretty with sporty and elegance with cool.
In addition to ready-to-wear, which includes pretty silk slips finished with lace and ultra-soft sweaters and hoodies in retro-inspired pastels, the collection also introduces two new bag silhouettes- the Bond and the Trail Bag which Selena designed in close collaboration with Vevers. Crafted in smooth leather and finished with antique-inspired crystals and bows, the bags bring a fresh lens to Coach’s legacy of leathercraft. “I love working with Selena because she brings her strong point-of-view to the design process,” said Vevers. “I wanted all of the pieces to reflect her style and her charm and to feel effortless.” “I’m so proud of the collection,” said Gomez. “What I love most about working with the Coach team is that they just know how I dress. Everything felt authentic from the beginning.” The Coach x Selena Gomez collection is already available in Coach stores globally. Shot against the skyline of New York - the city where Coach was founded and a continuous source of inspiration for the brand - the collection’s campaign was created with longtime Coach collaborators, photographer Steven Meisel, art director Fabien Baron, makeup artist Pat McGrath and hair stylist Guido Palau.
OMEGA Speedmaster “Day-Date” was created more than 20 years ago, it featured an intriguing dial design and colour coding that has made a lasting impression on watch fans ever since. In tribute to that unique Speedmaster, OMEGA is now releasing a special Limited Edition model that reimagines the same classic look. The new 39.70 mm chronograph is being launched in partnership with the leading watch magazine and tastemaker HODINKEE, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. HODINKEE founder, Ben Clymer, has a particularly strong connection to the original Speedmaster “Day-Date”, as it was a meaningful gift from his grandfather and the very model that ignited his passion for watches.
Speedmaster fans will notice that this is not an exact re-creation. While the triple calendar complication is no longer featured, there are many other familiar touches that recall the original design. Firstly, the grey/blue dial includes a distinctive minute track as well as luminous Arabic numerals. The black and blue subdial at 9 o’clock is perhaps the most essential part of the “Day-Date” tribute. Originally featured as a day/night indicator, it has now been transformed into a useful function indicator with a propeller-shaped hand. As well as including black and white hour/minute hands, the central seconds hand is varnished red and includes a yellow airplane tip (a recognisable feature from the “Day-Date” model that has been seen on several Speedmaster designs since the 1970s). The watch is presented on a grey/blue leather strap, with a stainless steel case that includes a black aluminium bezel and the Speedmaster’s famous tachymeter scale. On the caseback, OMEGA has embossed its Seahorse medallion and added a number of engravings, including “HODINKEE” and “10th Anniversary.” Inside, the watch is driven by the legendary OMEGA Calibre 1861. The new Speedmaster is limited to just 500 pieces and all models will be sold exclusively through the HODINKEE website and in OMEGA Boutiques within the USA. Customers who secure their model will receive the watch in a special presentation box with an additional grey NATO strap and changing tool.
Conveying to the young generation the true meaning of haute couture, going back to the catwalk as it once was: the authentic essence of luxury and perfection. This is the idea that inspired the AW2018/19 Giorgio Armani Privé Collection. Expressed in a sculptural, almost regal style, this season’s haute couture from Armani features sumptuous fabrics crafted into spectacular pieces and gowns in alternating patterns of black and champagne.
Take the shiny satin tuxedo, an epitome of elegance, executed in the season’s unusual colour-combination of black and champagne; or the tulip-style velvet and cady gown; or the dress made with hundreds of meters of ethereal tulle. Countless minute flounces add movement to a long black dress, as if it were touched by the wind. Another dress, with an embroidered tulle bodice and a full skirt decorated with feathers expresses a masterful synergy of nature and culture.
The chromatic sequence is enchanting: pink in all its nuances, from tender nude to bright fuchsia; jade green, deep turquoise and sapphire blue; and a rainbow of precious stones. Gliding through the fabric, sparkling streaks of pink, turquoise and gold crystals illuminate the creations.
Fluidity and balance define deconstructed jackets and overcoats featuring panels that dance on the body. Fabrics masterfully combine with luxurious silk cady; raw-cut edges, embroidered piping trim and tulle enhanced with luxury broderie reveal the refined, meticulous work of the atelier.
A sense of freedom and a spirit of independence – typically Armani characterise the accessories: moccasins in both sports and lavish versions alternate with shoes with soaring heels. Opulent net bags feature elongated design shapes. Tulle shrouds costume jewelry to filter the sparkle of their stones. Slightly oval toques add the finishing touch to elegant ensembles. Double tulle stoles and scarves sculpt the body and trace its movements.