Fabio Fognini & Flavia Pennetta - New Face of EA7 Emporio Armani Underwear

 The Armani Group announced that from January 2019, Fabio Fognini will be the new face for the EA7 Emporio Armani sports line and Emporio Armani Underwear worldwide. The former tennis player Flavia Pennetta, unique Italian to win the US Open and wife of Fabio Fognini, will also appear in some shots in the ad campaigns.

Fognini, who with his eight singles titles ranks second in terms of the number of ATP tournaments won by Italian players in the Opens era, will wear EA7 Emporio Armani technical garments on court, starting from 7th January. This is the first date of the Auckland Open tournament in New Zealand, which will be followed throughout the year by the Australian Open, the Davis Cup, the French Open and Wimbledon, with the season concluding with the US Open.

The technical clothing provided comprises functional outfits of T-shirts and shorts – one in green fading into grey and one in graphic designs in grey; a further tennis shirt and shorts combination comes in blue.The well-designed construction of the garments and the materials used facilitate sporting performance. VENTUS7 technology, with its innovative system for regulating body temperature and abrasion-resistant seams, is ideal for tennis players, whether playing indoors or outdoors. The looks are inspired by the EA7 seasonal collection and are complemented by wristbands, headbands, caps, socks and sweaters in French terry cotton.

The shots, by Serge Guerand for the Emporio Armani Underwear and EA7 Emporio Armani campaigns, portray Fabio Fognini and Flavia Pennetta on a neutral, white background, and emphasise their physicality and dynamic athleticism.


Hermès Presents The Arceau 78 Watch

Ever since its creation, Arceau by Hermès has played with different styles, a natural privilege afforded by its understated design and its deliberately simple lines. Arceau 78 features a round case in mirror-polished stainless steel, topped by a beadblasted bezel in matt brushed stainless steel and distinctive equestrian-inspired asymmetrical lugs reflecting the origins of the Maison founded on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré.Bearing hours, minutes and 6 o’clock date displays powered by a Swiss made quartz movement, the finely grained anthracite dial is punctuated by slender cream-coloured luminescent hands and Arabic numerals. This delicate contrast accentuates the characteristic design of its sloping numerals. The Arceau 78 is fitted with a natural Barénia calf leather strap crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops, as indeed are the case and dial. The Arceau 78 watch features the understated and elegant allure of a timeless object paradoxically in tune with its time. In 1978, Henri d’Origny ‘unbridled’ aesthetic codes by combining a round case with asymmetrical lugs inspired by stirrups, and a sloping font evoking a horse’s galop. This Very Large Model in stainless steel with a 40 mm diameter now comes with a grained anthracite dial, cream-coloured numerals and hands, as well as a natural Barénia calf strap.



 A challenging of reality, a blurring of horizons. ‘Augmented Sunset’, the images revolving around Prada’s 2019 Resort collection, frames models in striking, expressionist panes of scarlet, like an abstraction of a sunset, an invention.

Recorded during the Resort show at Piano Factory, Prada’s New York headquarters, these reportage images capture the immediacy of clothes in the show’s controlled, considered environment, devised by Herzog & de Meuron. Complimenting their design for the architecture of the entire address - undressed to the precise, pure concrete structure that give the building form - these images challenge the divides between interior and exterior, between real and imagined.

Walls of red plexiglass, exactly mirroring the windows of the space, veil the outside and lend their hue to the inside. The effect is a simulacra of a sunset, a synthetic recreation of a natural phenomenon. They serve not as decorative devices but as lenses, as prisms to refract and warp. They reframe and recontextualises the New York cityscape, transforming the metropolis into a graphic exercise, a backdrop to emphasise both the clothing, and the distinct identities of each wearer.


H&M X Eytys For A Unisex Collection

 H&M presents a collaboration with fellow Swedish fashion brand Eytys, based in Stockholm. The fashion insider brand is known for their streamlined yet chunky-soled shoes, unisex approach and perfectly designed wardrobe staples.

The Eytys x H&M line will feature genderless shoes, clothing and accessories for adults and a selection for kids, designed in collaboration with the H&M in-house team and available in selected stores worldwide as well as online from today on.

The Eytys design approach and overall ethos are rooted in the digital age, but also in freedom from restraints based on gender or age. Together the brands have extracted the core of Eytys DNA and developed a unisex collection featuring a no-fuss and fashion-forward range of shoes and clothes. The line includes sneakers, shoes and boots in leather, suede and cotton canvas along with jackets, tops, trousers and jeans in materials such as cotton twill, faux patent leather, nylon and raw denim. Designed together by the H&M in-house team and Eytys, all the shoes have the distinctive Eytys sole, while the clothes have boxy silhouettes and don’t distinguish between garments for women or men. Snakeskin print, shiny faux patent leather and supple suede are mixed with stiff cottons and humorous graphics.

The colour palette consists of bottle green, school bus yellow, beige khaki, dark indigo, black and white. Everything can be effortlessly mixed and matched to suit any mood and allows the customer to really showcase their confidence in themselves and their style. Each pair of shoes comes with a custom-designed box featuring a unique artwork by painter Zoe Barcza. “With this collaboration, we hope to introduce the H&M customer to our design philosophy of robust and fuss-free design where function triumphs embellishment and styles spans genders.

The collection is all about proportions creating a distinct unisex silhouette by playing around with loose silhouettes and chunky architectural footwear. It’s the Eytys idea of a ‘generic’ look, one that is meant to elevate integrity, attitude and confidence,” says Max Schiller, Creative Director at Eytys.

“We admire that Eytys have a look distinctly their own and initially approached them with the idea of creating a shoe collection. But after initial brainstorming, it was decided that a full collection – shoes, clothes and accessories would enable our customers to really experience the whole brand aesthetic and ethos. With this collaboration we want to offer our customers a total look that is all about chunky statement shoes and mindful proportions that are genderless,” says Ross Lydon, Acting Head of Menswear Design at H&M.




Art Direction: 
Anthony Vaccarello

David Sims

Charlotte Gainsbourg
Amber Valetta
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EA7 EMPORIO ARMANI Sportour Winter Edition

 EA7 Emporio Armani Sportour Winter Edition is the new event organised by RCS Sport in collaboration with La Gazzetta dello Sport and Radio 105. The tour, named after EA7 Emporio Armani, the title sponsor, will touch down in some of the most famous mountain locations from the Alps to the Dolomites, offering activities related to sport and entertainment. The event is inspired by the winter road show of EA7 Emporio Armani, an initiative used by the Armani Group to engage fans of the mountains over the last few years, offering them a unique experience based on physical activity and style. The objective of each stage will be to promote content related to various partners by engaging all participants, not just sports enthusiasts, in the rich variety of activities planned. The events that will take place during the weekends have been designed and organised to reflect the characteristics of the host locations. The reference point for attendees in each location will be the ‘Village’, set up near the centre of town or behind the slopes and brought to life by the staff and music of Radio 105, the official radio station of the tour, which will broadcast both from the Village and from a high-altitude location. Specifically, the radio station will engage those present at each stage with a host of entertaining and promotional activities.

The calendar of this first Winter Edition of the EA7 Sportour schedules six stages, with dates from December to February. The first stage will take place in Sestriere in Piedmont (14th-16th December). The tour will then move on to Courmayeur (11th-13th January), Bormio (18th-20th January), Corvara (25th-27th January) and Ponte di Legno (8th-10th February), until it reaches its finale, which will be held in the Rasun Anterselva area of the province of Bolzano (15th-17th February); the finale also includes the Valdaora stage.

The activities planned will include: we glow, a group downhill activity held at night on the ski slopes; ski style preskige, a training session especially designed for those who want to fine-tune their skiing technique – in terms of both performance and style and have their skills evaluated. There will also be the skiathlon, a combination of Alpine skiing, downhill and the rifle-shooting aspect of the biathlon; snowshoe running sessions, organised by expert instructors; snowbiking on ice and snow, the final frontier for fans of cycling, including the possibility of trying out a fat bike; and the Giro di pista, an unconventional giant descent through 21 doors that are inspired by the stages of the annual Giro d'Italia cycling race. In addition to the Winter Edition, EA7 Emporio Armani Sportour will also continue in the summer months with the Summer Edition. The details of the stages and the full summer programme will be revealed in the next few months.


H&M Celebrates The Power of Love & Family

 H&M presents a bevy of the talented celebrities fronting the H&M 2019 Chinese New Year campaign. Renowned Chinese actress Ma SiChun and her equally well-known actress aunt Jiang WenLi formed a happy auntie-niece duo. In addition, China’s fashionable celebrity couple Zhang XinYi and Yuan Hong are the loving pair in the campaign. For the first time, there will be a campaign film to encapsulate the happy moments of getting together with the family and friends; the feeling of celebration, joy, happiness during this most cherished festival of the year.

“When H&M reached out to me to be part of this campaign, I was extremely happy as I could totally resonate with that feeling of going home to be with my family. The best thing of all was the precious chance to be on the same set with my dear auntie, someone whom I adore and admire. The entire collaboration felt so warm, inclusive and authentic,” said Ma SiChun. Offering a fashionable wardrobe for women, men, teens and children.



Hermès CAPE COD Chaîne d’ancre

The new Cape Cod is a strong new link harbouring a daring style and taking femininity on board in a subtly mischievous manner. On this large steel model, the “anchor chain” motif imagined by Robert Dumas in 1938 diverts watchmaking traditions by charting a course with creativity as its compass. The Cape Cod watch became a ‘square in a rectangle’ in the bold design sketched by Henri d’Origny in 1991. Original and playful, rigorous and graphic, this stylish figurehead glides smoothly through the waves of time with the ease of an ageless icon. In 1998, it adopted the double tour strap, which proved an immediate success. In 2016, it treated itself to dials in stone, lacquer and colourful new leather variations. A year later, it opted for a matt black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) case. Successive styles set sail on free and fanciful breezes.

This year, Cape Cod is tossing its own aesthetic codes overboard by reinterpreting the anchor-chain link. Set against a black or white lacquered background, the dial motif interweaves black spinels and aventurine or diamonds and white mother-of-pearl. Its modern font with an offset logo is enhanced by slim hands and a gem-set rectangular bezel. The single or double tour alligator strap secures this casually elegant watch firmly to women’s wrists.


LOEWE Launches Menswear Line Inspired In a Utopian Vision of The Great Outdoors

 The British writer and naturalist Robert McFarlane wrote in his book The Old Ways that, “Anyone who lives in a city will know the feeling of having been there too long.” The obvious antidote to this urban malaise is to switch off and head into the great outdoors. With that in mind, Loewe launches a permanent line of functional essentials for men. The ready-towear collection and accessories are designed for nature. Practical and refined, Eye/LOEWE/Nature is an innovative take on utilitarian standards
that offer both style and substance.

The Clothes
Parkas constructed from technical material and jumpers knit from partly recycled
cotton fibre join outerwear, cargo shorts, trousers and shirts in this casual line of
apparel. Far from the subdued hues of traditional outdoor attire, Eye/LOEWE/
Nature benefits from an uplifting palette of vibrant colours.

The Accessories
Taking advantage of the country’s craft heritage and high-tech expertise, all
accessories are manufactured in Japan. Hand-sewn from high-grade canvas with
calfskin trim, the Eye/LOEWE/Nature backpacks are intended to skip effortlessly
from countryside to commute with added cushioning and support. Interior zip
pockets also allow for thesafe storage of laptops or tablets and the vivid colours
have contrasting white stitching. Tote bags and sling sacks add a contemporary
touch to accessories designed for those who live and work on the go.

The Man
The Eye/LOEWE/Nature man is drawn to nature with an intrepid outlook that takes
him to all corners of the earth. He is fascinated by the whys, whats and wheres that
define a place and its people. He cares about the quality of what he buys and how he

The Campaign
British actor Josh O’Connor travelled to the wilds of Cap de Creus - Spain’s
untamed easternmost reaches to test Eye/LOEWE/Nature in its natural
environment. The campaign and new ‘Eye’ insignia were developed by M/M Paris.

Eye/LOEWE/Nature pop-up at Velo6
LOEWE has teamed up with Velo6, for a special pop up dedicated to the Eye/
LOEWE/Nature from 10th January till 1st February 2019. Velo6 is a hotspot with
combined concept of cafe, retail and event for discerning and passionate fans of
cycling and to celebrate the cultural importance of cycling and inspire them to get
the most from this global movement. To celebrate the launch in Hong Kong, there
will be a launch event:

Eye/LOEWE/Nature pop-up at Velo6
G/F, 6 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong
10th January - 1st February 2019


Nicole Kidman In MOYNAT@ The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Nicole Kidman carried the MOYNAT Sphere Metal Minaudiere in gold metal to 
the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Celebrities In Givenchy @ The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Rosamund Pike wore a Givenchy silver bolero jacket all over hand-embroidered with silver sequins and crystals, back knitted cut-out bodysuit and black skirt in layers of stretch cady and organza, worn with black velvet platform sandals designed by Clare Waight Keller to the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

 Rami Malekwore a Givenchy black tuxedo with white bib poplin shirt, white silk bow tie and black patent derbies designed by Clare Waight Keller to the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Julianne Moore wore a Givenchy Haute Couture custom made white grain de poudre deconstructed tuxedo jacket with oversized back bow and tail, worn with white fishnet skirt in crystal beaded mesh and satin sandals designed by Clare Waight Keller to the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Celebrities In Bvlgari @ The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Charlize Theron wore BVLGARI Diamonds High Jewellery ring from the new Fiorever Collection at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards recently.

Lupita Nyong’o stuns in BVLGARI High Jewellery Diamond earrings and rings, as well as a High Jewellery Serpenti hidden watch in White Gold, Diamonds and Emeralds.

BVLGARI Ambassador Laura Harrier wore BVLGARI Diamond and Onyx earrings and ring from the Wild Pop collection and completed her look with a High Jewellery Diamond bracelet.

Kiki Layne shines in a BVLGARI Pink Gold and Diamond Pave Serpenti choker, along with Serpenti and Divas’ Dream rings.

Celebrities In Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello @ The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Dave Franco wore an embroidered velvet tuxedo jacket, Yves collar shirt in white cotton popline, Yves bow tie in black silk satin, tuxedo pants in Grain de Poudre Saint Laurent and a smoking 15 Derby in black patent leather in Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello @ The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Finn Wittrock wore peak lapel tuxedo jacket in Grain de Poudre Saint Laurent, Yves collar shirt in white cotton popline, Yves bow tie in black velvet, tuxedo pants in Grain de Poudre Saint Laurent and a Montaigne Derby in black leather in Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello @ The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Lday Gaga in Valentino @ The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Lady Gaga wore a stunning Valentino Haute Couture dress especially designed for her by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli to The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards. recently.

 Credit: Valentino/GettyImages

OMEGA X Kaia Gerber - The De Ville Trésor

In collaboration with brand ambassador and model of the year Kaia Gerber, OMEGA has produced two new straps for the watch she represents – the De Ville Trésor.

As one of the world's most sought-after models, OMEGA ambassador and face of Trésor Kaia Gerber is often clothed in high-end fashion. However in her personal life, the young, laid-back Californian is more likely to be seen in street-style than haute couture. So it was no surprise that when asked to choose a design for the new Trésor straps, Kaia chose to keep it casual.

The new watch straps with stainless steel buckles and fitted keepers are available in two camo patterns: blue and beige. They also come in two different widths to match the 39 mm and 36 mm case sizes in the 2018 Trésor collection. By contributing to the design of the new straps, Kaia Gerber follows in the footsteps of her mother Cindy Crawford, who worked alongside OMEGA's designers to create a new edition of the OMEGA Constellation in 1995. OMEGA's camo straps for Trésor are exclusively available at OMEGA boutiques.


Giorgio Armani Neve 2018/19 Winter Skiing Collection

Giorgio Armani Neve, a selection of clothing and accessories designed to suit the needs of the winter skiing holidays in their entirety. With this collection, Giorgio Armani enriches the offer with a range specifically devoted to the world of outerwear and sports, while keeping up with the brand’s standards of elegance and refinement. The brand’s heritage features predominantly: the collection was originally launched in the 90s, so this new iteration is characterized by essential lines reminiscent of the time, in an elegant colour palette predominantly composed of dark blue, white and red. Materials and attention to details are top notch.

The skiing range includes velvet ski suits for both men and women. For après ski, the men's wardrobe consists of jackets cut in water-repellent technical fabric, lined with shearling or padded with cashmere flakes, paired with comfortable cargo pants, cashmere zip-up sweaters and thick crew-neck sweaters in wool or soft chenille.
The women’s collection features richly textured pieces, with wool and cashmere turtleneck sweaters and fitted trousers characterized by strong graphics, and the lasered or impressed Giorgio Armani logo. The look is completed with a fuchsia overcoat with a brushed sheepskin collar, padded with cashmere flakes. Giorgio Armani Neve is completed with a selection of accessories for men and women: helmets, headbands, boots, hats, scarves and gloves.


KIEHL’S Introducing “MADE FOR ALL” Gentle Body Wash

Gentle enough for use on body, face, and hair

Formulated with Sustainably-Sourced Aloe Vera and Hand-Harvested Soap Tree Extract, the wash is formulated with 95% naturally derived and 100% biodegradable ingredients. The packaging, made with 100% post-consumer recycled materials, keeps Kiehl’s families clean, while doing the brand’s part to keep the planet healthy. The new “Made For All” Gentle Body Wash is a gentle cleanser for the whole family to enjoy. Honoring each of the five pillars of Kiehl’s Made Better, this is the first product launching as part of Kiehl’s new sustainability platform that helps Kiehl’s achieve their sustainability goals. The gentle body cleanser with a unique gelee texture and featherweight foam effectively cleanses and imparts a skin-freshening aroma without stripping essential moisture, leaving skin feeling soft, clean and comfortable. “Made For All” Gentle Body Wash is suitable for all skin types, genders, and ages 3+. It is gentle enough for use on body, face, and hair. Pediatrician tested for tolerance.


Prada Presents “Storytelling” - A Solo Show By Chinese Painter Liu Ye

Prada presents “Storytelling”, a solo show by Chinese painter Liu Ye curated by Udo Kittelmann, with the support of Fondazione Prada. On view from 10 November 2018 to 20 January 2019, it takes place in the premises of Rong Zhai, a 1918 historical residence in Shanghai restored by Prada and reopened in October 2017. The exhibition project shows the work of Liu Ye through a selection of 30 paintings realized from 1992 onwards.

Liu Ye expresses an intimate and sensual imagination, that feeds on heterogeneous sources related to literature, history of art and popular culture from the Western and Eastern hemisphere, giving rise to atmospheres which evoke introspection, purity and suspension. In the artist’s oeuvre the stylistic features of fairy-tales coexist with the sense of humor and a parodic vein.

Referring to his own artistic production, Liu Ye underlined that “every work is my self-portrait”. Combining different elements and sources, his paintings are generated by a plurality of creative forces: memory, observation, imagination and artistic education. All his works are pervaded by a certain ambiguity as they seem suspended between two worlds: reality and invention. During his artistic development he created a personal domain, at the same time accessible and impenetrable to others, which can be described as a subjective reality.

One of the most distinctive feature of Liu Ye’s initial approach was the collision of anachronisms, typical of an individual immersed in a foreign culture: modern art motives combined with old masters’ quotations, western cultural references associated to Chinese cultural icons. The autobiographical nature of his work assumed another connotation after his return to his homeland from Europe in the late nineties.

As Udo Kittelmann highlights, “I experienced his paintings as sensitive pictorial messages relayed between two worlds that are often viewed as contradictory: Western cultures versus Asian cultures. Even back then, Liu Ye’s paintings struck me as manifesting a dialectical constellation, for his work is not only interwoven in many ways with China’s manifold cultural developments; it also bears witness to a profound knowledge of the history of European culture and painting. His pictures are grounded equally in traditional Eastern and Western intellectual and artistic trends, conjoining the strengths of the past and the future.”

He employed his art as a mean of self-exploration and discovery, in a context in which artistic creation and daily life mutually influenced each other. As he specified, “Even though I have never become an abstract artist, I am nonetheless interested in stripping down narrative and simplifying.” His visual narratives don’t progress linearly or logically; they are based on contrast as a collage of different forms and languages.

Within the decorated spaces of Prada Rong Zhai, Liu Ye’s enigmatic works acquire a new layer of meaning, engaging a dialogue with the architecture and the unique atmosphere of this historic, early 20th century mansion, which was originally conceived as a place of encounter between European and Chinese traditions.

The sequence of the rooms of Rong Zhai’s two main floors punctuate the exhibition, revealing unexpected resonances between Liu Ye’s paintings, and their relation to the architectural and decorative elements. Visitors are invited to freely move around the different spaces in order to create a palimpsest of images, memories and new stories told by the artist.