“At H&M, we have always admired Yasuko Furuta for imbuing her clothes with a very strong sense of personality. She enjoys the challenge that comes with creating an avant-garde look that is also easy to wear. It was a pleasure to spend time with her and her team, being inspired by designs from the TOGA archive. I can’t wait to see how customers all over the world style these playful but cool pieces, particularly the sensual TOGA signature cut-outs”, says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative advisor at H&M. The TOGA ARCHIVES x H&M collection will be available worldwide in selected stores and at hm.com from September 2.
When the Reverso was created in 1931, the Manufacture immediately recognised the design’s wide appeal beyond the sporting arena for which it was originally conceived and, within the first year, began to offer colourful variations on the original black dial. In chocolate brown, red, burgundy or blue, the lacquered dials created a stylish and exuberant contrast with the case metal and – at a time when coloured dials were rare in watchmaking – made the Reverso appear even more modern and distinctive. Over the decades, the Reverso has appeared with a variety of dials and in different case sizes without ever compromising the integrity of the original design and in 2016, Jaeger-LeCoultre returned to the stylistic codes of the original 1931 model to create a series of Tribute models. For 2021, recalling the early use of colour that distinguished the Reverso, La Grande Maison presents the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds in Green. The rich tone of the sunray-brushed lacquer dial and matching leather strap is reminiscent of the deep green of the pine forests that surround Jaeger-LeCoultre’s home in the Vallée de Joux.
The dial features all of the signature design elements of the Reverso Tribute: the hours are marked by applied indexes rather than numerals. Their faceted shape echoes the form of the Dauphine hands and adds visual depth to the lacquered surface. In the lower half of the dial, the circular track of the small seconds display provides a counterpoint to the linear geometry of the dial and case. Echoing the sunray brushing of the dial, a sunray pattern on the inside of the cradle is visible when the case is flipped over. In keeping with Reverso tradition, the solid metal back of the reversible case is an ideal canvas for personalisation with a motif or engraving. The owner can choose to keep this personalisation hidden, as a private pleasure, or to turn the case over, so that the back becomes the front. The slim 8.5mm case houses the manually wound mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 822/2; a rectangular shaped movement with small seconds designed expressly for the Reverso, it offers a power reserve of 42 hours. Reconnecting the Reverso to its roots in the sport of polo, Jaeger-LeCoultre began a collaboration in 2011 with Casa Fagliano. Celebrated throughout the polo world for its handmade boots, Fagliano has created straps for a series of special Reverso models. In keeping with the relaxed modernity of the Tribute collection, the calf leather strap of the new Reverso Tribute Small Seconds, made to Fagliano’s signature design, is in the same green as the dial, creating a unified aesthetic that underlines the timelessness of the Reverso design.
Mr. Harry Winston once exclaimed, “Jewels are more than my love and my life; they are an insatiable obsession.” Mr. Winston’s enduring passion for precious gems was a constant throughout his life and served as the guiding light for all of his endeavors. As a House rooted in an unwavering commitment to the most exceptional gemstones, this passion continues to run deep today. Examining the infinite possibilities of this most heartfelt sentiment, the collection encapsulates each stage of love, focusing on variations in color, movement, meaning, and form. The collection, completely made by hand, offers a modern interpretation of the signature Winston design aesthetic and consists of 39 pieces, separated into four unique chapters: L – Winston Light; O – Winston Obsession; V- Winston Vow; and E – Winston Eternity.
An undeniable love has led to the ultimate commitment – a vow to one another. The Winston Promise pendant, ring and earrings, depict a subtle heart motif with diamonds, rubies, yellow diamonds and pink sapphires, set in rose gold. Adding a contemporary touch, the half heart earrings are a mismatched pair that, when placed side-by-side, reveal the full motif. In Dual Hearts, the name says it all. Two extraordinarily matched heart-shaped rubies are set on top of a cluster of breathtaking diamonds. The beauty of these pieces – rings, pendants, and earrings - are in their simplicity. Diamonds appear to float on top of the skin, in true Winston fashion, and the addition of two red rubies add a romantic touch to an iconic House design.
The last phase of love celebrates a lifetime together. Two interlocking hearts, in diamonds, rubies and pink sapphires, make up the Sweet Heart pendant, earring, and ring. A pure representation of love, these pieces celebrate life’s vast possibilities with gemstones that seemingly have no beginning or end. The pinnacle of any love story is the idea of an eternity together forever. The Endless Love suite, adapted from an archival Winston design, pairs diamonds and rubies in a signature twist motif. A perfect representation of the intertwining of two souls, the magnificent necklace elegantly frames the neck, while the matching earrings elegantly climb the ear, and ring, which celebrates the eternal embrace of love.
E. Winston Eternal
The utmost precision and attention to detail are required to express the beauty and complexity of love. Winston with Love embodies the House of Harry Winston’s passion for expressing deep, intangible emotions in the world’s rarest gemstones through unparalleled craftsmanship and design.
Pale blue, Mediterranean blue, storm blue, almond green, stone, gravel, off-white, rope, white. Fluorescent yellow.
Blousons with removable collar and striped ribbing, over-shirts with drawstring high collar. Straight blousons, blousons with removable collar, sweatshirts with hood and zipped sweatshirts. Suits with three-button jacket and secret pocket, one-pleat trousers and belt in braided strap canvas. Straight jackets with double front and shirt-jackets with patch pockets.
Deerskin, metis goatskin with striped print and sketched links, technical calfskin with reversible fluorescent water-repellent Plume canvas. Striped cotton poplin and sketched links or with inlaid shirt stripes, mini-armoured cotton. Linen and cotton flamed canvas. Striped cotton poplin with end-on-end rhythmical stripes, inlaid shirt stripes or with open-work links, crispy technical canvas.
Haut à courroies Cargo bag in H canvas and Evercalf calfskin, sports bag in Evercolor calfskin and Togo calfskin. Slim d’Hermès watch, case in stainless steel and strap in Barénia calfskin. Mr Farrier scarves in cotton and silk. Pendants in palladium metal and horn, double tour bracelets in Tadelakt calfskin and snap-hook clasp. Belts in strap canvas and bridle leather, or in rope and bridle leather. Sandals in calfskin.
2020 marks the 110th anniversary for Ermenegildo Zegna. The occurrence, which prompts to reassess and strengthen the core values of the brand and its responsible outlook, happens in quite a singular moment for the whole of humanity: a challenging time which is also the occasion to reconsider the reasons of one’s own presence in this world, and the worth of one’s own actions for the collective wellbeing of the planet and its inhabitants.
Filmed in the archetypal Lanificio Zegna of Trivero and in the Oasi, the meta, or rather hyper fashion show is a subjective flow that seamlessly crosses lands and aisles, open air and operating plant to finally create a singular reality where the natural element and the textile loom merge in dynamic harmony while clothing perfectly defines new categories and new solutions.
True to the #UseTheExisting mindset which keeps informing the Zegna actions not only when it comes to the production of fabrics, the show happens in places that exist and that are profoundly telling of the Zegna ethos. As such, it is a responsible production.