Brioni x Brad Pitt SS2021 Advertising Campaign photographed by Mikael Jansson at the legendary Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, the softly tinted images and video evoke a relaxed atmosphere in which the Academy Award winner is portrayed in a more intimate setting beyond the spotlight. Pitt embodies the Brioni man; he radiates modern yet timeless magnetism and charm. The images feature two iconic pieces from the Brioni wardrobe: the "Vagabond" overshirt in double face cashmere and the feather-light silk blouson in washed silk. They embody the House's sophisticated notion of refined simplicity and style. The muted colors of the garments are inspired by Rome and its light is reflected in the lightness of construction and ultra-soft and comfortable materials. The free-flowing conversations in the streets of the Eternal City has inspired silhouettes that are understated and elegant yet offer movements and fluidity, echoing subtle luxury and understated ease.
2021 is the year of further strengthening the bond with its core business and 1st passion, Aviation. It is also the year Bell & Ross rethinks its GMT Instrument and launches a new version. True to its iconic square flagship model, the new BR 03-93 GMT replaces the existing version. Redesigned, more modern, more functional, more readable. This “tool watch” goes back to basics in terms of design and shape which were influenced by two keywords: functionality and legibility. Horologically speaking, the GMT function was first developed to meet with both the needs and specifications of aviators and especially pilots. The acronym GMT is used to indicate a second time zone but not necessarily from Greenwich. This complication has since been popularized and is nowadays commonly used by travelers. Bell & Ross has made aviation, particularly aeronautical instruments, its specialty. Its designs very often match specifications created by professional users.In 2007, the brand launched its 1st GMT Instrument, the BR 03‑51 GMT TITANIUM. Two complications at the service of the long-haul traveler: a second time zone and a large date for optimum readability. The use of high-tech materials like brushed titanium for the case and carbon fiber for the dial optimizes the watch performances. A carbon version was released later in 2013. This complication has subsequently been chosen to equip the Vintage series. Following on from the BR V2-93 GMT 24H launched in 2018, Bell & Ross has completed its range of watches targeted at modern frequent travelers - both professionals and civilians - in search of a chic and functional timepiece. The BR V2-93 GMT Blue – launched in 2020 and picked by Air France pilots – adorns a galvanic blue sunray dial as a nod to the world of air travel and long transatlantic trips, while the second-hand counterweight is subtly styled in the shape of an aircraft. An indispensable tool for aircraft pilots and an ally for globetrotters, but it is also useful for those who are currently experiencing to keep track of multiple time zones simultaneously. Certainly, useful when travelling between different time zones, this function is worth having if your activity occurs in different time zones. It is the ultimate utilitarian tool watch when working remotely and wanting to stay in sync with an overseas office or when you need to schedule meetings across time zones.
The Icon pieces rework the codes of A|X for the summer, featuring the logo in maxi lettering on multicoloured T-shirts, sweatshirts and windbreakers, or o n bands that run along sleeves and trousers, staying true to the brand’s distinctive 90s vibe. This spirit also makes a statement in the colour palette: whites, blacks and greys are paired with the subdued colours of the sea and the lime green of the Neon Accents series . The looks remain clean, but offer surprising mesh details, reflective logos and a functional attitude. The fits are wide and comfortable in the more athletic pieces, which update A|X Armani Exchange’s personal, street style with athleisure flair.
The Denim Love series is crafted from high quality denim worked using special techniques, with the lightweight, loose fitting tunics, jackets and shirts ideal for the summer.
Guadagnino’s ensemble is Mariacarla Boscono, Maggie Cheng, Jonas Glöer, Samer Rahma and Anok Yai. The alchemy of the director's eye brings them together in a series of meaningful mise-en-scenes that are ripe with intrigue and suspense, and in which Paul Andrew's beautiful Technicolor hued-designs co-star.
The monocolor slingback VIVA, reborn F-wedge, and mens’ Gancini driving shoe serve as footwear foundation for powerfully co-ordinated ready-to-wear looks in femme fatale black nappa, powder blue chambray tailoring and heriocally perforated white leather jacketing for men.
Strikingly luxurious bags punctuate provocatively throughout: key cameo players include a new top-handled Trifolio bag, unexpectedly accessorised Studio bags, and a striking new cylinder-shape bag in Technicolor yellow that homages Tippi Hedren’s fateful prop in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Marnie”.
Paul Andrew said: “Luca and I spent several hours going through the film we made for this collection frame by frame. It was a fascinating process that reminded me of pulling apart a made garment or vintage shoe to discover the secrets of its construction.
What we discovered was that the stills - when we found the perfect moments of light, angle and focus - invited you to dwell on the qualities we’d worked to explore in the film; the texture and boldness of the collection, the interplay of the aesthetics between the construction of the accessories and the architecture of Milan, the impact of the Technicolor palette, and the mystery of the characters’ motives. We hope this portfolio will entice the onlooker to imagine themselves in this suspensefully chic milieu and to see themselves wearing Ferragamo as the stars of their own intriguing life stories”.
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Michael Kors Spring 2021 ad campaign for MICHAEL Michael Kors and Michael Kors Mens, starring Bella Hadid, Mayowa Nicholas, Heejung Park and Salomon Diaz in a short film by famed music video director Matty Peacock, and still images by New York photographer Jason Kim.
The new campaign reimagines the brand’s jet set roots for the current times. Borrowing legendary editor and fashion icon Diana Vreeland’s famous line, “the eye has to travel,” we focus on those elements of travel adventure, exploration and a new perspective that are experienced even when staying close to home. Throughout the video-driven campaign, we rediscover New York City through the daydreams of quintessential jet-setter and supermodel Bella Hadid. From the Empire Diner to The American Museum of Natural History, to Central Park and breathtaking views of the New York Harbor, the campaign opens the door to some of New York’s most iconic sights.
“As Diana Vreeland famously said, ‘the eye has to travel’ and during these times when we might not be able to experience new destinations, we have to find other ways to change our eye and imagine different possibilities,” says Michael Kors. “Whether it’s looking back at old photos, flipping through a travel book or visiting places in your city or neighborhood, we all need that momentary escape to decompress and feel inspired.”
For MICHAEL Michael Kors Spring 2021, the looks blend on-the-go cool with city polish. Splashes of color pop against laid-back denim, chic outerwear and bold stripes. When it comes to accessories, the campaign spotlights the brand’s Signature logo. The Slater crossbody bag is featured in vanilla Signature logo with clementine orange trim. The iconic SoHo chain handbag is also highlighted, styled in fresh seasonal colorways and updated with glamorous metal studding.
From the crudo section, this salt cured half cut fish is served with passion fruit vinaigrette and puntanella (an Italian light green stem and dandelion shaped leaves with a pleasantly bitter and acidity taste) garnished with fresh pomegranate, well mixed with all ingredients to enjoy this Gagnaire’s creation for incredibly fresh flavours on the tongue with a perfectly filleted fish that melts in your mouth and the citrusy element counterbalances the seafood beautifully.
Pan-fried squid served with black garlic beurre blanc sauce on a bed of spinach and aromatic crunchy celeriac. To our little dismay, the rubbery squid rings weren’t as tender as we expected them to be, but delicious nonetheless with a rich, creamy and enjoyable mélange of flavours.
The presentation was most unexpected. One large plate was presented with a bed of basmati rice, with deep fried garlic on top and another mini cast iron pot with chunks of tender French poulet covered with a bed of huge slices of blacked truffles in a rich aromatic creamy sauce. This blanquette of truffled farm poultry quickly gets you swooning over the flavours and best accompanied by the fluffy basmati rice or even their homemade mini baguette. Despite the deep fried garlic flakes being less fragrant and a little soggy, yet the richness of flavour and the tenderness texture of the chicken cannot be beaten. C’est magnifique!
This chunky and meaty “lollipop” lamb cutlets have been marinated for 12 hours in lamb juice, cognac and pepper by delivering such exquisite taste to your table. It was served with Macaire potatoes (mashed potato with green chives and crème fraiche) and a bed of mixed zucchini salad, macar apple and mint sauce. This is the most perfect lamb cutlet we have tasted in a long time with a juicy tenderness that was beyond expectations. A total sensorial stimulation!
A beautifully marbled piece of meat that was very well seasoned and cooked to perfection – so tender and juicy and melts in your mouth right away! Béarnaise or Champs-Élysées sauce are recommended with matchstick potatoes, spinach and parsley. Pink medium rare is perfectly recommended to enjoy such a premium cut of meat. If you have a bigger appetite, go for the 450g, you won’t regret by doing so.
Who can pass up a Rum Baba? We couldn’t and just had to try the combination of citrus marmalade, orange mousseline along with a bed of blood orange and grapefruit and some Chantilly cream. The citrus segments produced a lot of juice which led to a watery sauce, but the almond based sponge cake was perfect in execution. The light Chantilly collapsed too quickly and became quite unpleasant for such combination from its vision and taste. A heavier or a more dense cream might have had a bigger impact on the palate, with Piero’s modification of Baba not our best option for the evening – but this is a matter of taste.
When it comes to dessert, the signature Pierre Gagnaire’s apple tart is a must-order. This is a dessert for two and needs to be ordered at the beginning, as this a la minute apple tart needs at least 30 minutes to prepare. It is served with whipped cream flavoured with light and airy Chantilly Calvados and vanilla ice cream. Quintessentially cooked and beautifully presented with a firm yet crispy pastry paste. Viva la Pomme!
Design & Decor: 4.5/5
Food & Beverage: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
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