Tod’s Tod’s No_Code explores new territories to create a capsule collection for both men and women inspired by the visionary editor Jefferson Hack. Tod’s Artisanal craftsmen and Design Team worked with Jefferson to develop a streamlined product, in which the extraordinary craftsmanship of Tod’s meets influences from the worlds of music, art and cinema. Tod’s heritage values - fine quality, attention to detail, authenticity, the essence of ‘Made in Italy’- become the perfect allies of a modern, refined and versatile style.
Born by Jefferson Hack’s desire to develop a perfect shoe both for men and women, Tod’s No_ Code collection breaks with convention, respects no boundaries between night and day and is untethered to the formal codes of dress or casual attire.
It is a collection for the 24-hour, always on-the-move, global nomad who works and lives without boundaries. The collection, very linear, includes four styles in a refined, eclectic, seasonal colour palate. Tod’s No_Code collection is a modern yet timeless collection that represents the intuitive and spontaneous style of Made in Italy.
To celebrate the month of love, MCM reveals the Sweet Visetos Collection. A witty interpretation of the term ‘sweetheart’, Sweet Visetos symbolizes blooming love with a heart-shaped cherry. A joyful mix of colour and pattern gives the product a kitsch edge, echoing the belief of the brand – love passionately and never be ordinary in doing so. The new collection presents an adorable size Boston bag, the ever-beloved tambourine bag and long zip-around wallets in two cheerful colours: beige and pink. A perfect gift item for those seeking a sense of romance, the collection is ready to play Cupid. The message is clear: Be my sweetheart, are you ready?
Hong Kong Design Centre organized the ninth award ceremony - Design for Asia Award 2011, spanning more than 720 entries, Design for Asia Award 2011 brought together many truly outstanding examples of good design in this year. It gathered the top top designers and also those up coming ones in Asia. In the award ceremony, Silhouette’s SPX Art win the Design for Asia Award 2011 Bronze award. In many ways, art’s fascination finds its roots in trimming down to the basics, making skilful omissions and bringing what remains to the stage. The new SPX Art Collection by Silhouette successfully creates precisely this kind of tension. It is the high art of bringing modern, light-hearted grace to every face.
Rimless, soft, uncomplicated in its colours and trim form, SPX Art is perfectly in tune with the times and turns donning eyewear into a must. With the lightest and most flexible plastic in the eyewear industry – SPX, specially developed by Silhouette – and the omission of screws and hinges, this eyewear from the “Essential” Lifestyle World turns into an essential companion in a wide range of situations. In Hong Kong, the dynamic design of the 10 models in 10 colours from the new SPX Art rimless eyewear collection draws attention. Its minimal weight guarantees the highest level of comfort – lightness and flexibility are additional properties in the SPX Art that are winning over new fans: boundless moments, made in Austria with great love to detail and the certitude of a product of the highest level of quality.
CERRUTI 1881 SS2012 pays tribute to the great universities of France – and their three distinct specialties: engineering, liberal arts and fine arts. Les Grand Écoles, as they are known in France, attract leading young intellectuals and artists each year – making them the ideal inspiration for SS2012. The collection’s formal range takes its cue from the École Polytechnique, famed for its engineering and architecture program. With a palette that includes grades of blue, the line features the season’s key looks, including a trail-blazing three-piece suit. The suit, in masculine gray-blue, features subtle horizontal stripes as well as shoulders created from a new cut that improves the fit on the body. Similarly, this season’s 2-button summer suit, with a slim fit and ultra-lightweight material, demonstrates that minimal construction can also deliver excellent fit.
The most famous school in all of France, the Sorbonne, is one of the world’s foremost liberal arts universities- turning out celebrated writers, philosophers, and researchers since the 14th century. Such forward thinking - combined with traditional excellence- has inspired CERRUTI 1881 to include a range that bridges formal and casual wear. Here, the suits feature a more relaxed fit and are crafted from summer-perfect cotton-linen blends. A fine example is the young urban look achieved with a fine two-piece suit in a subtle grey-green, worn with a cool linen shirt, skinny necktie, and sleek belt. The innovative reversible nylon blazer in two shades of gray; two-tone linen shorts that add fashionable flair to any casual ensemble; and the outstanding bottle green suede jacket, which features a touch of subtle asymmetry for a fresh approach to springtime layering.
Sofia Vergara & Jessica Chastain wear Harry Winston at 2012 Golden Globes awards! Harry Winston, the Ultimate Diamond Jeweler, lends sparkle to Hollywood's brightest stars with stunning diamond jewelry at the 2012 Golden Globes. Harry Winston was the first jeweler to dress a star on the red carpet in diamond jewelry in 1944, and continues this tradition tonight with the following stars in exquisite Harry Winston jewels. Sofia Vergara wears a $5,000,000 of Harry Winston Diamond Jewelry, including Diamond & platinum "Mrs. Winston" earrings from the Ultimate Adornments collection, Diamond & platinum Caftan bracelet from the Ultimate Adornments collection and Diamond & platinum "Mrs. Winston" bracelet from the Ultimate Adornments collection and Diamond & platinum ring.
On Jessica Chastain, she wears over $1,000,000 of Harry Winston Diamond Jewelry, including Pearl & Diamond Cluster earrings, Diamond & platinum Feather ring and a Vintage Diamond & platinum bracelet
Prada opens its historic store in Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, France, following its extension and architectural and image renewal. The store, designed by Architect Roberto Baciocchi, stems from the evolution of the design themes that Prada investigated in the recent history of retail store image, and it reviews the brand's architectural language in tune with the building's special nature: an early 19th century palace in the heart of Paris.
The store, on three levels, occupies a gross surface of 1900 square metres and it displays the men's and women's accessories, leather goods, footwear and ready-to-wear collections.The building's façade features the architectural elements that characterise the original Prada store in Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: curved windows, the materials and the window casings decorations; metal and coloured fabric awnings are added to give the whole design a modern twist. The ground floor is an impressive marble and mirrors gallery that opens onto different, collected spaces. Special rooms covered in Prada green fabric carry exclusive leather goods, while black marble and mirrors accommodate the accessories. The black and white veined marble floor of the gallery, an heritage from Prada's luxurious stores and historic image, is distorted to become almost optical.
Walls are renewed by means of an original interpretation of Prada's historic display niche: a suspended volume made of crystal with palladium metal profiles. The bright colours of saffiano, red, green and blue displays, make up the design of the new display counters. Dark green velvet covers the “Cover Leaf” sofas, designed by Verner Panton and exclusively reproduced for Prada, to make the whole setting soft and beguiling. A black marble staircase, inserted in a large display fixture, leads from the ground floor to the basement, dedicated to the women's ready-to-wear collection.
The walls are totally covered in green silk curtains that transform it into a modern atelier; where the private experience of a fitting room seems to extend to the whole space. In contrast, perspex blades display cases, transparent skylights, perspex and steel tables with unusual geometrical shapes and supple green velvet sofas make this space very seductive.
A second staircase, curved, covered in black marble with ebony walls, leads to the first floor dedicated to the men's collection. Here, the masculine, tailor's character is interpreted through the flooring in thin staves of ebony and the curtains on the walls in wood and coloured saffiano. Bright orange has been chosen for the footwear salon. The central space, that opens onto Rue du Faubourg St. Honoré and offers ready-to-wear, features cases and counters in palladium metal and crystal with coloured display insets. The second floor houses an elegant and exclusive private apartment that faces on Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, entirely reserved to Prada's most special guests.