Hermès celebrated the launch of the first in-house “Manufacture” movement timepieces at an exclusive dinner party in Macau recently, mylifestylenews reports live. We were firstly invited to Macau Tower to discover the latest 2012 Hermès watch series - new Arceau Ecuyère ladies’ watch collection and Dressage watch collection. Both series are equipped with “Manufacture” movement showing the finest craftsmanship. An interactive installation allowed us to take a closer look at the beauty of each timepiece by pulling down the magnifying glasses.
Two limited editions were specially introduced: 100-piece limited edition Arceau Ecuyère rose gold version with diamonds were made to celebrate the watchmaking centenary of the House and 175-piece limited edition Dressage watch in matt graphite dial and alligator strap were made in reference to the 175 years of the House.
After the watch tour and presentation, we were then ushered into the theatre to view an exclusive dance performance entitled Time in Motion. Hermès discovered this enchanting composition which vividly embodies its title - and has been specially created for the launch of the new Arceau Ecuyère watches and Dressage watches. Hermès offered a journey into the mysteries of time with Time in Motion with time suspended, dream line, universal and cosmic time, time for shared emotion brought forth by art.
Time in Motion calls upon music, an art which simply could not exist without time: dance, the art of movement in space. And images, which exalt the infinite in both space and time. Playing within a rhythm based on other rhythms, choreographer David Drouard goes beyond simple illustration and makes time the very substance of the show.
Leading the dancers through an exercise in precision, he measures them against the metronomic mechanics of the clavichord and the bass viola of Marin Marais, slips their steps through a continuous revolution around Philip Glass’s work on heavenly bodies, and gives in to the free-flowing energy, sensuality, frenzy and bestiality of Arvo Pärt’s score.
With the beautiful and strong movements and rhythm of the dancers still pulsating in the our minds, a line of orange motorcycles was full gear in motion leading the way through Macau Bridge towards Banyan Tree Macau where the dinner was held.
This photo is 100 years old. The Hermès family is on holiday. Emile’s daughters belong to the fourth generation since the creation of the company by Thierry Hermès in 1837. They are posing with a mischievous air. Jacqueline, the second in line, is wearing a “porteoignon” on her wrist, or in other words, a pocket watch with a clever system that holds it in place on a leather strap. The leather comes from the company workshops. It is the very first Hermès wristwatch.
We were warmly greeted by Luc Perramond, CEO of La Montre Hermès; Patrick Abaladejo, Director for Strategy and Image of Hermès International, Daniel Talens, Managing Director of La Montre Hermès Pacific, Florian Craen, Regional Managing Director of Hermès North Asia; Elsa Rameau, Managing Director of Hermès, Hong Kong & Macau with delightful jazz music in the joyful moment of Hermès-time.
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DORIAN HO launched his Doll by Dorian Ho SS2013 collection and held a preview at Harvey Nichols recently. This new line of Ho was debuted in Paris this season and shared the elegant feminine philosophy of Ho's signature designs and adds a young, contemporary and romantic touch to the collection.
Inspired by the passionate spirit of the French, the collection themed <Paris in Love> pairs reds and corals with contrasting shades of black and Lily white, all pieces are embellished with crystals. From the sophisticated silhouette of flowing silk chiffon with ruffles; to glittering body-hugging mermaid gown and finally to the taffeta ball-gown with delicate floral appliques, the collection reflects the various facets of one's personality : feminine and sexy, yet brimming with energy and confidence.
Naturally the collection spells graceful dresses in pastels and diamante and also works in trends, prettifying camouflage with tulles, beautifying rhinestone and contemporary silhouette, also with different kind of flower color like Dusty Pink, Lavender, Peachrose, Beige and the timeless Lily White.
As part of Ray-Ban 75th anniversary, Ray-Ban presents the LEGENDS: UNTOLD STORIES, a limited edition, one-off publication to celebrate Ray-Ban’s unique place in culture over the last 75 years. The book features 18 rarely seen photographs that capture the spirit and influence of the brand over the past decades. These rare photographs of some of history’s most iconic musicians, artists, actors and heroes will showcase how the brand has spontaneously been at the forefront of style and culture since its debut in 1937.
These pictures portrait two NASA astronauts, but also legends such as Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Bob Dylan, Jack Nicholson and Sean Penn, Patti Smith and Madonna just to name a few. Needless to say, all of them wearing Ray-Ban. A picture, the saying goes, speaks a thousand words. Rather than just put that to the test, carefully selected high-profile influencers, editors, writers, musicians, filmmakers have been specially commissioned to write 1,000-word essays that will accompany the photographs. Each essay will uncover the secret stories behind the images revealing the special Ray-Ban connection.
Iggy Pop, Johnny Marr, Beth Ditto, Pharrell, Thurston Moore, Bobby Gillespie, Maripol, Jann Wenner, Steve Kandell, are among the prominent names that contributed in uncovering these unknown anecdotes, thus becoming an integral part of this ambitious celebration. Taken decade by decade, The LEGENDS: UNTOLD STORIES is a singular look at culture through the lens of one of the most enduring and iconoclastic brands.
H&M Spring 2013 men collection are full of colours and vivid prints and confidence sets the tone with a mix of decades and styles coming together to push menswear in a new direction. The suit continues as a key item, updating a traditional smartness with new cuts, colours and textures.
Green and broken white especially worn with an ethnic print boxy T-shirt or simply with a decorative shirt for a true modern bohemian feel. The look is brought right up to date when matched with some short shorts in a playful pattern or in a vivid colour.
New possibilities come from all-over graphic prints on suit jackets, trousers, shirts and T-shirts, and uniforms are the inspiration for utility garments with epaulettes and functional pockets. A hint of 1950s comes through in the essential baseball jacket, or biker jacket, while slacks are the new trouser trend, bringing the tailored trouser into the 21st century. Printed scarves finish the look, along with ethnic inspired shoes and espadrilles, with the baseball cap and active trainers adding a new twist, especially when worn with tailoring.
“This spring at H&M we’ve travelled through menswear’s heritage to make something that feels truly contemporary. It’s so exciting that men today are wearing more print and more colour, and are confident enough to try something new in order to find their own personal style,” says Andreas Löwenstam, H&M’s head menswear designer.