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2020-10-19

6 Minutes @ ANDREW GN

 Andrew Gn's AW2020/21 runway collection with inspiration comes from a 1976 cult movie <The Blue Bird> by George Cukor where Medieval tales meets mythologies from all around the world that fascinated Gn's phenomenal creation. Gn talks to mylifestylenews the making of his invariable and remarkable couture-like aesthetically crafted prêt à porté collection.

Look 38 - Liquid silver plissé gown with crystal-encrusted bib

Why "the blue bird" by George Cukor and medieval theme is this season's inspiration? I wanted to be inspired by the fairy tales and folklore I read when I was a child. In fact the stories themselves were captivating, but the illustrations in the books even more. I have always been a very visual person. I saw “The Blue Bird” movie years ago. I was totally fascinated by Elizabeth Taylor playing The Queen of Light, along with Jane Fonda as Night, and last but not least Ava Gardner as Luxury. The story is based on “L’Oiseau Bleu” by Maurice Maeterlinck, a symbolist writer of the late 19th century. This is why “The Blue Bird” absolutely fits into the repertoire of my Fairy Tales theme. The costumes worn by the three leading actresses were absolutely gorgeous and sumptuously whimsical.

Look 27 - “Pivoine” silk satin plissé gown with jewel neckline

Which material and color you use the most in this collection? Why? Tons of metallic tones such as Gold, Bronze, Copper and Platinum, playing against Black. Also loads of jewel tones such as Emerald, Sapphire and Quartz.

Look 49 - “Griffin” embroidered cape & flannel mini shorts

Which look required the most attention to detail in this collection? Why? The finale look, a cape trimmed with crystals and hand-embroidered griffins in metallic thread and gold beading. A tour de force of my Atelier.

Look 47 - Griffin” embroidered jacket. Flannel mini shorts

What kind of object or design element that you never part with in every collection?I love embroideries. This is something I would develop in depth in many of my collections. I’m a maximalist and embroidery expresses a lot of the way I design.

Look 42 - Quilted “Medieval” brocade coat with velvet details and “Byzantine” jewel appliqué. Chunky turtleneck sweater. 
Black flannel mini shorts

What is the signature Andrew GN's look? My luxurious embellished coats. My clients keeps them like heirloom pieces.

Look 30 - Emerald green satin blouse with slashed draped sleeves. Purple crepe midi skirt with jewel buttons

How shall Andrew Gn's Women shall look or be like? They are strong, bold women who will not enter a room unnoticed, all decked up in Andrew Gn.

Look 35 -  “Bukhara” print silk dress with slashed draped sleeves and “Byzantine” jewel belt

Is there a particular reason why the total of 49 looks in this collection? Not really. Number of looks vary from season to season.

Look 1 - White crepe mini dress with slashed draped sleeves

Why did you want to open your show with look #1 - white draped dress - look and finish with the embroidered cape? I wanted to build up the appetite by starting the show with something quite pure and minimal, and pump up the volume crescendo, finishing with total sumptuousness.

Look 25 - Purple silk satin plissé gown with draped sash

How do you define Andrew Gn's aesthetic? My motto is beauty and luxury, so are my aesthetics.

Look 41 - “Phoenix” oversize tweed coat with passementerie trimmings. Liquid silver plissé skirt

What is the must-have (item) in this collection? One of the embroidered coats. They are absolute show-stoppers.

Look 45 - Embroidered “Cosmic” kaftan with jewel choker

Who is your style icon & who do you look up to? Coco Chanel! My Dad!


ROGER VIVIER再續夢幻SENSORAMA鞋履之旅 - 巴黎現場直擊


ROGER VIVIER再續夢幻SENSORAMA鞋履之旅

- 巴黎現場直擊

 

Roger Vivier 2020/21 秋冬系列的巴黎發佈會讓我們再次進入由創意總監Gherardo Felloni為品牌精心打造的Hotel Vivier私人豪宅魅惑夢鄉Felloni以一個概念化的主題,將夢中幻想的wonderland化爲現實,帶領著到訪的賓客踏上一場感官世界之旅,去親身體驗一場前所未有的Sensorama 感官盛宴,實實在在地去感受一個可被感知的夢幻新世界,享受色、香、味、形、器的時刻精彩。

 

Felloni俏皮個性兼好玩的概念創作,往往要你有意想不到的驚喜和體驗,而每一次都不重施故技,可一不可再。好玩正是王道,同時又不吝嗇地付諸於其設計的作品上,標新立異的構思,性格出衆的設計,要你穿出自我的真個性。真實個性的Felloni卻和其創作相反,謙卑有禮和羞澀,今次Sensorama的設局,在到訪者探索新系列的同時,更為他們帶來所見、所聽、所聞以至味覺及觸感的多方位感知體驗。Felloni說:「對我而言,Sensorama是由感官激發大腦所帶來的靈感,Sensorama其實就是感覺,以及將這些感覺與靈感聯繫在一起。」 沒錯,有些創作,不用疑惑,亦無需費時去理解,JUST FEEL IT!

 

SensoramaHotel Vivier内以不同趣怪的主題去展示秋2020/21冬季系列的鞋履和配飾,同時更以鮮豔的獨立主色去突出每一個空間的主題裝置,實行要艷麗到底。從第一間我們進入的嗅覺實驗室中,純白色的蕨葉牆被檸檬黃的射燈照亮,仿如置身於愛麗絲的仙境之中;而置於透明鐘形玻璃蓋下的Roger Vivier鞋履秀色可餐;與此同時,在女演員的帶領下,為你揭盅,薄荷或櫻桃香氣緩緩升起,要你細聞著帶有氣味的Roger Vivier鞋履,用芳香令你沉醉於細緻回憶中。

 

延著大宅的木長梯,登上二樓,進入另一個感官視覺的空間,黝黑房間內帶有螢光輪廓模特兒穿上宮廷服飾在亮麗的衣裳上不斷地為自己添上新色彩,每一筆的揮毫都是那樣吸睛,讓目光都集中於那熒光色彩游走於其身上的衣裳,色彩繽紛自我彩繪的夢幻構思又是另一番對自我審美的全新體驗,並發揮得淋漓盡致,營造出奇制勝奇幻效果。

 

為了探索對聲音的感知,賓客將會被邀請到錄製ASMR聲音兼以藍色色調為主題的錄音室中,聽著低沉的哼唱與回聲而達致身心鬆弛,可細心地觀賞Felloni為今季設計的鞋履。接下來去探索的則是一間鋪滿粉紅色紋理布料,充分刺激著觸覺的房間。在這裡,穿著最新一季Roger Vivier的大頭貓咪人身模特兒交際花正在凡爾賽宮準備舉辦一場「巴羅克藝」的盛宴,延續Hotel Vivier夢幻程。

 

向房外的另一端游走,通過一條陳設長靴的幽惑通道,空氣中彌漫著帶點卡通式的鬼魅配樂,帶領著到訪者進入另一個神秘的第六感空間。掌相學家在水晶球的相伴下隨時候駕,為你預測未來,尋幽探密。與此同時,身後穿著Roger Vivier閃爍鞋履的幽靈使者翩然起舞,鬼魅與幻影中觸發,在Sensorama裡驚喜呈現,黑色幽默再次讓感官升華

 

在最終一個金碧輝煌的房間裡,味覺將由年輕的巴黎頂級廚師徹底喚醒,味蕾將經歷一場美妙盛宴。美食家為賓客精心製作著佳餚的同時,一個巨型生日蛋糕悄然而至,蛋糕之上一位迷人的演唱家以悅耳的歌聲,柔柔輕彈淺唱,氣氛抒懷動人。在第一時間觀賞最新一季的設計,同時間可品嘗美饌。 除了這些主題房間之外,Sensorama還展示了新的裝置藝術品,如穿著Vivier Queen涼鞋的巨型高聳雕塑,更是不能錯過的打卡位。

 

 一眾女演員和模特兒們的演出將Gherardo Felloni的奇幻想象兌現,Felloni:「選擇女演員對我來說非常重要,Hotel Vivier一直以才華洋溢的女演員和女表演者為基礎,我需要她們來完美演繹我的作品。」 2020/21秋冬系列是Sensorama的核心,這一季,Felloni特別強調了稀有感。在閒聊之間,他分享:「我真的很想表達一種稀有的感覺,這是Roger Vivier的其中一個重要部分。」的確,懂得分享,以獨有的審美角度出發,為品牌設計和呈現不同時代和另人愛不釋手的夢幻佳作,Felloni的鬼才創作,絕對對得起所有愛戴Roger Vivier的忠粉。

Tom Van der Borght Present A Safe Cocoon AW2020 Collection


Tom Van der Borght (TVDB) AW2020 collection themed A Safe Cocoon with inspiration came from his ongoing artistic research explores the representation and celebration of non normative bodies in a myriad of fashion, performance and visual art.


We all have moments in life where we feel defeated, vulnerable, mistreated , sad, lonely or excluded. In such moments we look for ways to find ourselves again, we crave for a survival guide to our own life, we have a hunger for connection and community as an antidote for loneliness and exclusion.

In order to not be alone during those times, TVDB develops a series of 7 rituals, based on 7 stages of his own life and experiences. It introduces the audience into the TVDB universe, through the method of extreme self portrait, awareness and sensibility for the "strong" and the “special”. 


In ‘Act 01: Create a Safe Cocoon ’high tech bricolage fashion is placed in a framework of a low tech procession. The catwalk performance explores the exciting tension between wearing and being worn, between carrying and being carried.

7 outfits created out of 7 limited non normative fashion materials are at the core of this performance and are an exploration of the concept of restriction as a base for experiment and materialisation.


Tom Van der Borght got his Fashion Design degree in 2012 at the Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten of Sint Niklaas.Tom discovered at the age of 27 that he suffers from a heriditary neuropathic muscle disorder, which confronted him with the question what is really important in life? And 7 is and will always be a magic number for Tom Van der Borght.

2020-10-16

Hermès AW2020 Men's Ready-To-Wear Collection - mylifestylenews' Top 10's Pick

Hermès AW2020 Men's Ready-To-Wear Collection is radical. Pure lines form ample shapes and generous proportions. In counterpoint, warm fabrics create a topography of sensuality and depth. The designs assert their graphic power. The garment’s lining - its functional double sidedness comes fully to light, almost hypnotically, with a flick of the wrist. From a chromatic field in chiaro-oscuro backlit peat, clay, ebony, sepia, and hazelnut - a luminous winter springs forth. Nighttime with shades of brown and black.


Colors includes camel, off-white, rope, hazelnut, peat, chocolate, ebony, Tuscany, vanilla, linden tree, clay, steel, flannel, coal, charcoal, black.

Parkas with removable hood and sweatshirts in technical calfskin, reversible in Toilovent. Parkas and blousons with Rêve hypnotique ribbing in rubberized lambskin, reversible in printed Toilovent, zipped windbreakers in rubberized lambskin, reversible in cashmere broadcloth.

Straight coats, straight blousons with high collar, zipped windbreakers and trousers in deerskin. Sweatshirts and blousons with high collar in reversible babylamb. Bomber blousons, belted coats and parkas with knitted collar in merino.

Zipped overshirts, zipped sweatshirts with hood, blousons with ribbing and jogging pants in Toile-Ice. Straight and double-breasted coats in two-ply water-repellent cashmere, facing in calfskin or silk. Double-breasted coats in whipcord or two-ply water-repellent cashmere, double front in satin.

Parkas and sweatshirts with hood in reversible Toilovent, printed with Rêve hypnotique. Raincoats in compact cotton serge, facing in calfskin. Straight blousons, parkas with removable hood and sleeveless vests in technical cotton serge with leather detail.


Blousons with ribbing, sweatshirts with removable lining and straight blousons with knit collar embroidered with Fleurs graffiti in technical water-repellent cotton serge with leather detail. Three-button suits and trousers bottoms with tightening straps, in padded wool flannel with pinstripe stitching. Straight and double-breasted suits with double contrasted front in wool flannel or in wool and mohair canvas.

Pullovers with zipped high neck and mock turtle neck in Fragments de couleur laine 180’s wool. Turtle neck pullovers in 180’s wool, Rêve hypnotique detail. Pullovers with zipped neck in Fleurs graffiti cashmere. Oversize pullover with high neck in wool and cashmere with maxi herringbone. 

Oversize Mix & patch turtle neck pullovers and cardigans in cashmere with lambskin details. Turtle neck pullovers in wool, cashmere and alpaca with shearling effect. Large shirts with knotted, high or supple collars, in cotton and cashmere with herringbone, or plain cotton poplin or cotton poplin printed with Rêve hypnotique or embroidered with Fleurs graffiti motif. Wide-legged trousers with pleats or with patch pockets and bottoms with tightening strap in compact cotton serge or cotton drill.

2020-10-14

DVF Fall 2020 Collection

DVF Fall 2020 Collection, ‘Say It Like You Mean It’ is a confident reminder to live your life full of conviction. Getting dressed is a form of self-expression, and this season DVF is nothing but optimistic and self-assured. The collection is all about effortless dressing. Silk pajama separates and soft knitwear are standout pieces in mood-boosting hues. Heritage wrap dresses in prints and bright solids adapt perfectly to our new normal way of life. There is the occasional play on texture, with sequin and velvet looks made for the dress-up-to-stay-home hostess.

In true DVF tradition, bold prints are packed with positive energy. Leopard, geometric, plaid, and florals serve fresh updates to the brand’s most recognizable works. Notably, the InCharge graffiti riffs on Diane’s mantra “to be InCharge is owning who you are!”. Comfort and confidence are central to the approach in a year shaped by disorder, yet the power of words has us feeling extra ‘InCharge’. Launching in September, the collection will be carried both in-stores and online globally.

“I’m approaching this Fall as a time to turn a new page and welcome the season with positivity, vulnerability, and strength. It is a time to truly ‘own it’ and always…be a Woman InCharge..” - Diane von Furstenberg


2020-10-12

BVLGARI Presents MAI TROPPO Highlights The BVLGARI Serpenti Collection

BVLGARI Presents Lily Aldridge, Naomi Scott and Zendaya interpret the beauty of MAI TROPPO (NEVER TOO MUCH) via the Art of Temptation that highlights the BVLGARI Serpenti Collection. Deeply rooted in a Roman flamboyant exuberance, MAI TROPPO NEVER TOO MUCH) is a feats tempting you to enthusiastically enjoy every single moment, here and now. The three talented and powerful women, including model Lily Aldridge, British actress and singer Naomi Scott and American actress Zendaya all share with BVLGARI the same fierce, brave and unapologetic approach to life. In the new campaign lensed by Swedish director and photographer Johan Renck on the streets of Rome and in nearby villas, the beautiful trip showcases the art of temptation that Serpenti is renowned for.

Powerful, mysterious and unexpected, the snake has established itself as a jewellery icon of BVLGARI since the 1960s, evolving into countless playful interpretations through the eras. From the early colourful inspirations to the latest glamorous versions, BVLGARI’s spirit animal has become the ultimate symbol of opulence and charm. Sophisticated and refined, bold and colourful, voluptuous and seductive: BVLGARI Serpenti jewellery and timepiece collections revive the exuberance of the Roman Dolce Vita, blending the highest Italian craftsmanship with the Maison's daring attitude.

Worn alone or in combination with other BVLGARI jewels, Serpenti jewellery and timepiece creations are a statement of contemporary elegance and daring charisma. Capturing the snake’s innate power of attraction, the collection’s spellbinding and sophisticated design makes the jewelled creature even more captivating, intensifying the allure of the ones who wear it. Serpenti collection is the highest expression of BVLGARI’s unique artistry: nestled against one another, the snake’s scales are not joined by soldering but are carefully hinged together, allowing each piece to coil around its wearer as the animal itself would. Made for women who rule with her alluring charm, the Serpenti jewellery and timepiece collection are manifested with dazzling creations. From Serpenti Viper stackable jewels to showstopping statement pieces like Serpenti Tubogas watch, each creation captures the exuberance of the Eternal City and the glamorous power of Serpenti women.

Serpenti Seduttori reimagined the Serpenti cult watch. A women’s watch that is Born to Shine, the collection elevates the preciousness of time and marks the golden moments of a woman’s life. The designs of the new Serpenti Seduttori reinterpret the typical snake-skin smooth bracelet  with diamonds and alternating rose or white gold and steel.


A BVLGARI Muse since 2016, supermodel Lily Aldrige displays the hypnotic, unwavering confidence of the sophisticated women who wear Serpenti with Serpenti Seduttori watch with stainless steel case, stainless steel bracelet, 18kt rose gold bezel set with diamonds and a white silver opaline dial.


2020-10-09

CHAUMET Presents Bee My Love Graphic Line

CHAUMET's Bee My Love collection is enriched with new precious jewellery creations. Graphic and playful, its modern pieces inspired by the bee and honeycomb motif multiply the possibilities for inventive wearing.


An established Maison icon, Bee My Love revisits the imperial symbol of the bee with a fresh modernity, transforming the honeycomb of the hive through an interplay of gold and geometry. This boldly graphic and highly adaptable collection cultivates and effect of joie de vivre.and lightness. As desire and occasion inspire, rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings in yellow, sophisticated look.

Though mixing and matching, the precious Bee My Love creations can compose a unique parure each day, worn in a creative variety of ways. Fully pavé rings and bracelets worn in multiple make every movement magical. Whether polished, semi-pavé or completely diamond pavé, asymmetrical and short necklaces are worn like a second skin, while ear pendants illuminate the face.

With new aesthetics and style possibilities, the Bee My Love collection is more precious than ever. In tribute to the classic tennis bracelet, a delicate line of white gold diamonds elegantly wraps the wrist. Creating a signature parure, this refined piece of jewellery can also be worn with the matching short necklace in fully diamond pavé white gold.  Available in white gold set with diamonds, and celebrating couples and symbolizing eternity, the stackable solitaires and wedding bands provide the perfect way to say “I do”.


2020-10-08

SAINT LAURENT Women Winter 20 #YSL34 By Anthony Vaccarello

SAINT LAURENT

WOMEN WINTER 20 

#YSL34 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Art Direction: 

Anthony Vaccarello

Photographer: 

Juergen Teller

Talents:

Laetitia Casta

Freja Beha Erichsen

#YSLWINTER20

#YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent 

@anthonyvaccarello