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DIOR SS2020 ready-to-wear collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri drew inspiration from archival photographs of Catherine Dior – Christian Dior’s sister – showing her surrounded by flowers in her garden, her passion. An essential protagonist in Dior’s history, she was a courageous heroine of unique determination and force of character: she embodied Miss Dior. Not only was that her nickname, the House’s first, now-iconic
perfume was so named in her honor.
Catherine tended the Dior family’s gardens. She was a gardener in the most complete and profound sense of the term - a woman who cultivated freedom and independence, acting in harmony with nature and the cycle of the seasons.
This new collection evokes through its motifs and embroideries, through shine and the texture of raffia – a vision of luxuriant vegetation, presented in the manner of herbaria, living catalogues and the memory of botanical species.
For Maria Grazia Chiuri, these creations have little to do with nostalgia or the revival of a decorative tradition. Rather, they raise questions, like at the beginning of a long journey, about what caring for plants and flowers means today.
Though we are living in the Anthropocene era in which man rules the planet is it still possible to re-establish the balance of this relationship? Such questioning gives rise to concrete utopias, like that of Monte Verità, a community based on avant-garde ideas that was founded in Switzerland in the early 20th century, that has been a constant source of inspiration for all manner of artists ever since.
The aura of this singular place, built in the heart of nature, illuminates a series of dresses awash in color, from yellow to red. Conscious of the visibility and responsibility her role as Creative Director entails, Maria Grazia Chiuri wished to create an “inclusive garden”, a place of co-existence and diversity in which every gesture counts.
The scenography for the show was designed in collaboration with Coloco, an atelier committed to the collective art of cultivating gardens as a driver of urban inclusiveness. These landscape artists conceived the show like a moment suspended in time, where plants of diverse origins temporarily come together. The trees that appeared at the Paris-Longchamp hippodrome for the duration of this show will continue their journey, joining several long-term projects so that this pluralistic garden’s life may endure.
More than a décor, this ephemeral landscaping concept introduces the creation and reinforcement of wooded areas rich in a diversity of plant species, a symbol signifying that everyone can contribute to the cultivation and preservation of nature’s beauty - and our future.
As imagined by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the woman gardener observes the infinite and ongoing project that every parcel of land represents, however small or vast it may be. At once delicate and determined, this creative terrain is the expression of mindfulness and caring.
Maison BOUCHERON’s most recognised and unmistakable signature creations, Question Mark necklace, revivied under the extraordinary creativity and craftsmenship of the Maison. Now, Creative Director Claire Choisne once again brings her personal vision to bear on the great classics that make up the rich heritage of the Maison founded in 1858, launching the 2020 Timeless High Jewelry collection that showcases two Boucheron signature codes. Boucheron and reinterpreting the Vendôme and the Liseré. Vendôme set Since 1858, the Maison Boucheron has been associated with the major trends in contemporary fashion and design. Its aesthetic vocabulary and stylistic grammar, galvanized by avant-garde techniques, have formed a language that expresses itself with equal ease in the convolutions of Art Nouveau and the abstraction of Art Deco. Designed around a decorative motif taken from the archives by Claire Choisne, the Vendôme collection embodies energy and elegance in the white gold of a sculptural necklace studded with brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds. “I love this Chevron motif that is both timeless and contemporary, classic and current, of great plastic beauty,” says Boucheron’s Creative Director. “Its suppleness and its play of contrasts, especially on the necklaces, earrings and bracelets, provide wonderful demonstrations of skill from the workshops”, says Claire Choisne. This motif was first revived in the “26 Vendôme” collection. That High Jewelry collection was based on the architectural style of the famous square. The Vendôme bracelet is a happy union of opposites: “The sophisticated clasp can double as a central decorative element if so desired.” The wearer can thus change the Vendôme bracelet’s appearance to suit her mood. The bracelet combines the essential and the accessory, the useful and the aesthetic, paying homage in filigree to that unique spirit that gives Parisian women their charm.
Appearing for the first time in the Hiver Impérial High Jewelry collection, the Boucheron Liseré translates the secret of a deep impression felt by Claire Choisne, the Maison’s Creative Director, when she was in the Moscow area once. “This collection pays tribute to the ties forged between Frédéric Boucheron and Russia. In preparation for this collection, we spent several weeks visiting the Golden Ring area. There was snow everywhere. The sky, the ground... everything was white. Then suddenly I saw a black line that turned out to be the bark of a tree trunk. There was a whole forest of white birch trees in front of us, but were it not for that dark line, I wouldn’t have had a clue it was there! It made an impression on me.” This intense, profound, but simple, memory has inspired a ring of great graphic purity, on which a line of black lacquer scalloped with baguette-cut diamonds forms the unique edging for a sparkly, sumptuous 10-carat emeraldcut diamond. “For me, this edging is the essence of modernity,” says Claire Choisne. “Its graphic brilliance gives the jewellery a mystical appeal and real personality.” The Liseré edging now borders an array of gemstones that shine brightly at the centre of contemporary and sculptural rings, earrings and bracelets.
Salvatore Ferragamo SS2020 Advertising Campaign is about freedom, to be how you want, where you want, and with whom you want and reunites with Harley Weir to conjure a
campaign that expresses and celebrates this liberation.
A diverse cast showcases a layered and sophisticated collection by Ferragamo’s creative director Paul Andrew in which the artisanal plays against the directional to create pieces that transmit ease, confidence, individuality, and above all, freedom.
The mercury is rising in a portfolio
of images and video that are designed to conduct a tangible sensation of
midsummer’s heat. The joy of friendship and the thrill of discovery are
heightened by the sensual pleasures of sunlight.
Paul Andrew says: “We showed this
collection outdoors in Milan last September as a way to
emphasise that these are clothes designed to be worn for pleasure, during the
summer, and with friends. Collaborating with Harley Weir and with the movement
direction of Eric Christison, we extended that visualisation into a wild and
sun-drenched landscape in which the models run free and feel the heat.
We've used the campaign to highlight certain items, including the new Viva pump and some of the gorgeous hand-knit crochet work, as complements to summer spent roaming free in the company of people you love."
Inspired by the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, fashion and lifestyle brand Daily Paper has designed a capsule collection together with the Van Gogh Museum, incorporating several of Van Gogh’s masterpieces into a range of garments in a collaboration which sees the worlds of fashion and art merge.
An official launch event was held at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam recently and the collection is now available both online via dailypaperclothing.comand the Van Gogh Museum webstore as well as the Daily Paper flagship store and the Van Gogh Museum Shop in Amsterdam alongside selected retailers worldwide.
Vincent van Gogh’s masterpieces is reimagined as wearable art and this collaboration collection consists of 21 pieces, including jackets, trousers and t-shirts. Given unprecedented access to van Gogh’s drawings, paintings and quotes, each custom designed garment incorporates pieces of the famous painter’s work reproduced in high-resolution and full colour as contemporary graphic prints.
Alongside some of his more iconic works such as Irises (1890), Self-Portrait as a Painter (1887-1888), several lesser-known sketches and works by van Gogh also play a significant role in this clothing line offering an accessible introduction to collectible wearable art. ‘Some of Van Gogh’s less popular works are just as masterful as his better-known ones, yet not a lot of people are aware of them. That's why we decided to focus on them.“ (Abderrahmane Trabsini, co-founder of Daily Paper).
For some designs, the paintings are combined with quotes by Van Gogh to give new context and meaning to his body of work. In one piece, Garden of the Asylum (1889), which he painted while admitted as a patient at an asylum in Saint-Rémy, is combined with the quote ‘Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures’, creating a thought-provoking statement into how a fierce determination can drive creatives like Van Gogh to insanity in the pursuit of perfection.
Campaign Shot in the city of Amsterdam, the most likely home of a twenty-first century Van Gogh and Daily Paper, the collection campaign reimagines a selection of the artist's masterpieces as seen through the eyes of Van Gogh would he be alive today. Captured by the young up-and-coming Dutch photographer Nick van Tiem, the shoot sees the medium of photography rather than the paintbrush or drawing pen as a vessel for a present-day Van Gogh’s art. A photo echoing The Potato Eaters (1885) replaces the farmers of the nineteenth century with the multicultural youth that serve as the everyday people who would be subjects for this piece. Wheatfield with a Reaper is reimagined as both a solitary worker captured in an ordinary day-to-day field - a supermarket – or as youths gathered on the football pitch. A modern reenactment of a self-portrait of the artist sees his straw hat replaced by the afro of a young black creative. This could be what the Van Gogh of today would depict. "This collaboration with Daily Paper presents us with a fantastic opportunity to connect youth culture with Van Gogh’s art, making the relationship between the two stronger and more accessible’. Says Martin van Engel, Programme Manager of “Van Gogh Connects.
"Collaborating with the Van Gogh Museum allowed us to show a different side of our culture, because if you know Daily Paper, we mainly focus on our African culture, but we also have our Dutch upbringing in common." Comments Abderrahmane Trabsini, Co-founder Daily Paper.
Following the successful generational change from Summit to Summit 2 in 2018, Montblanc is complementing its smartwatch line-up with another innovation. Montblanc Summit 2+ will be the first luxury smartwatch that can directly activate cellular connectivity right in the Wear OS by Google app on Android smartphones. The new wearable enhances its owner’s luxury business lifestyle by staying connected at all times, even when the owner is away from his or her smartphone. The distinctive Montblanc design gives traditional watch lovers ways to express themselves whilst housing top-notch technology inside a 43.5mm pure steel case. A Snapdragon 3100, extended battery power of 440mAh and 1.28 inch AMOLED Screen are elegantly linked to a 22mm exchangeable strap. With a built-in speaker, Montblanc Summit 2+ allows the owner direct access to services such as phone calls or the Google Assistant.
“Montblanc is taking a bold next step in the luxury wearables sector with its new Summit 2+, offering even more capabilities through Wear OS by Google, “ says Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki. “Designed to be a powerful daily companion, Montblanc Summit 2+ links you to the world around you, enabling to stay active and connected at all times.”
Inspired by the design codes of the Montblanc 1858 collection, the new iteration of Montblanc Summit 2+ watches offers several design expressions. With the built-in watch face configurator, over a thousand watch face combinations are possible by customizing indicators, background, hands and complications for a sophisticated watch face that never sleeps. The different case finishes – black DLC steel, stainless steel, rose gold coloured and bronze coloured steel can be combined with a variety of interchangeable strap options to allow customers to find their own style. Each timepiece is fitted with a rotating crown and two additional programmable pushers.
BRIONI introduces its SS2020 ‘Tailoring Legends’ advertising campaign featuring brand ambassador Brad Pitt. Lensed in Los Angeles by photographer Mikael Jansson, Pitt is portrayed in black and white images, capturing his laidback and effortless appeal. The series of portraits stand out with an intimate atmosphere that contrasts with Pitt’s strong personality and brings his iconic sense of style to a selection of Brioni’s finest ready to wear and eveningwear from the SS2020 Collection. Commenting on the campaign, Brad Pitt said, “I’ve always admired Brioni’s elegant and timeless designs. The brand embodies creativity, quality and excellence.”
Kiehl’s chemists have developed a solution fighting the effects of sun and pollution together by introducing the Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++ provides 3 ultimate protection from UV, pollution and even correction against signs of skin aging. This ultra-lightweight formula that employs a unique blend of sunscreen filters and pollution-deflecting technology that extends protection beyond UVA and UBV rays to provide skin with effective defense against environmental pollutants. Combined with the antioxidant power of Vitamin E, this gentle, non-comedogenic, Paraben-free, fragrance-free, oil-free and colour-free formula visbly help reduce Hyperpigmentation, and helps to protect against appearance of premature skin aging, such as visibly reduce forehead wrinkles, nasolabial folds and upper lip wrinkles.
Kiehl’s Global Consulting Dermatologist, Dr.
Megan O’Brien explains, “UV radiation and pollution are some of the leading
causes of oxidative stress which can, in turn, accelerate the visible signs of
aging including the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, lack of radiance,
hyperpigmentation and dark spots. If unprotected, even minor exposure to the
sun’s rays and pollution can cause damage on the skin that accumulates over
time, ultimately surfacing as visible signs of aging.”
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Bally’s Graphic by Nature collection explores the continual interaction between design and the environment. Here, quality meets clean lines, giving way to a sense of ease and elegance, and a color palette inspired by the natural world recalls the sunrise and sunset with innovative dégradé treatments. Unexpected pop art references and archival graphics are reinterpreted, honoring Bally’s heritage of design.
As an architect of leather, a legacy of craftsmanship comes through meticulously constructed footwear, accessories and outerwear.
In the campaign, photographer Zoë Ghertner captures models Conie Vallese and Clément Chabernaud against a natural, pristine backdrop in the Swiss Alps, with styling by Francesca Burns.
Alongside Joaquin Laguinge’s product stills and director Errol Rainey’s short film, the SS2020 narrative further evolves, celebrating timelessness over the transient.