The footwear collaboration designed by the young brilliant British designer Christian Cowan and produced with the expertise and sponsorship of Giuseppe Zanotti, who has always believed in young talent, will be presented on 8th September 2018 during the Christian Cowan SS2019 collection preview in New York.
Giuseppe and Christian met in New York, the metropolis which saw the debut of both designers. The former, had his first success more than twenty years ago in the Big Apple, the city chosen by the latter for his headquarters and his fashion shows. The synergy continues with stars, muses and mutual friends who define their creative path. Christian Cowan had won over Lady Gaga before graduating from London’s Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion in 2016. His strong and unconventional maximalist style went on to attract the attention of Beyonce, Kendall Jenner, Nicki Minaj and Naomi Campbell. Moreover, the singer Cardi B wore a Christian Cowan look on the cover of her latest album Invasion of Privacy.
The two designers share many mottos. One is "Make women feel amazing". Through their joint collaboration they celebrate the boldness of Anglo-American style and Italian know-how, to create designs which enhance women’s ability to amaze. Love of music is another common trait of the two designers who create their own collections, inspired by the atmosphere of rhythm and movement transporting you to other worlds as a break from a daily routine.
Vinyl, feathers, distressed materials and sequins remain Christian Cowan’s signature style, however, for this collaboration he has paid tribute to Giuseppe Zanotti by looking into the Italian designer’s archives and falling in love with the “heel-less” silhouette whose curves, lightness and balance are one of the technical strongpoints of the brand. The gold plated watch strap on the iconic sandals was the designer’s desire to remind his clients to “Never be out of time”.
In Cowan’s words: “Working with Giuseppe Zanotti has been a dream. Not only does he have the true creative flare of an artist, but he is also incredibly kind and so supportive of our combined vision. As a young designer, the opportunity to be able to partner with Giuseppe has been invaluable, his advice and vision have been so helpful and I couldn’t be happier with what we have created together. The opportunity to look back at signature Giuseppe silhouettes and add my own spin on these was one I’ll always treasure. Our maximalist styles married together have created a line of shoes that will be sure to keep you watching”.
The other iconic styles from the collection will be available from February 2019 with the addition of a men’s and women’s sneaker style. The buckle features a gold-plated watch with Giuseppe Zanotti’s signature and Christian Cowan’s logo. Special orders will include a clutch with gold plated watch detailing, cowboy boots, glitter biker boots, sandals with platinum feathers or with crystal watch straps, in the spirit of "Don't be bitter, just be glitter". By believing in and producing this project, Giuseppe Zanotti celebrates the creative freedom every designer seeks, which is at the heart of the creation of ever new and unexpected designs.
Heading on campus, the H&M Men’s Studio AW2018 Athletic Prep Collection embraces classic, Ivy League collegiate style, but subjects it to a series of clever contemporary and rebellious punk revisions. Set the new curriculum in an authentic retro duffel coat or a corduroy-collared, coffee-hued, recycled-wool western jacket paired with a varsity letter sweater.
Go mad-for-plaid with freshyet- fierce punk trousers and the cropped puffer jacket, its traditional saturated tartan given a modish update thanks to an athletic silhouette. Or entertain the preppy appeal of chunky cord slacks in a crisp navy cut. “For this autumn collection, we wanted to combine H&M Studio Man’s signature sportswear-oriented mentality with a traditional preppy aesthetic to offer a roster of authentic menswear classics, in premium fabrics, that will surprise our customer thanks to subtle, modern twists,” says Adam Gauffin, Concept Designer at H&M Studio menswear.
The key piece includes the traditional toggle-fastened navy duffel coat in a sporty, scuba-style wool and play the class ace via the navy varsity sweatshirt, with its authentic Harvard University shield emblem.
It’s the perfect match for the clean-cut navy pea coat. More expert layering statements include the tartan puffer jacket, a casually contemporary take on dapper plaid, and the wool collegiate letter sweater, in a cosy melange of steel grey and cream.
Statement-makers will love the cable knit vest, with its intellectual undercurrents, and the bold, saturated check tartan trousers, cut to flatter and the finishing touch with chunky wool argyle beanie.
The women Neo-Noir Chic collection taking the dream logic aesthetic of the cult series Twin Peaks as inspiration, the H&M Studio AW 2018 collection is a mix of ladylike statement pieces and borrowed-from-the-boys wardrobe classics. Fifties movie icons, with their era-defining looks, provide further nostalgic stimulus.
Opt for the chic precision of a sculpting wool dress and a cropped wool cardigan, worn under a nipped-in coated cotton trench coat. Or embrace your inner lumberjack, with the must-have indigo precision denim jacket and sturdy turn-up jeans, a jersey turtleneck lingering underneath.
Then there’s the enlivening neon pop of a fuchsia-red feminine pleated skirt, set against the subversive wood grain print on a grungy viscose-silk suit. “With H&M Studio, we love the play between the feminine and masculine and this year we added a 50’s twist – there are ultra-feminine options combined with mannish details and super-classic pieces that invite you to create your own distinctive look,” says Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Design Director.
Why choose just one look when you can play with an entire spectrum? From square-toed boots to college kid cardigans; rough-and-ready selvedge denim to super-slick suiting; hard-edged biker jackets to bow-tied blouses, the H&M Studio collection has a neo-noir impulse this autumn, but there are multiple modern ways to wear it now.
The key pieces includes the ribbed funnel neck collar leather biker jacket, channel classic chic with the navy double-breasted wool pea coat or the crisp mini trench coat, with its nipped-in silhouette. The best news: they work with everything. The same goes for the square-toed chunky boots in shiny black leather, this season’s spotlight accessory, which will instantly infuse anything from the viscose neck-tie blouse to the rusty-hued cropped wool cardigan with urban cool. Crisp, selvedge denim turn-up trousers, in autumn’s key high-waisted, straight-leg cut, are equally desirable. And don’t leave the house without the friendship heart pendant necklace.
Sacai launched a limited edition collaboration with Manhattan Records, the iconic record shop based in Shibuya, Tokyo for its AW2018 season. The bags is available at the Sacai Aoyama flagship store and select international retailers from August 25th.
Sacai applies her signature hybrid aesthetic of taking familiar silhouettes and reinterpreting them to create new and unexpected shapes and for this collaboration, she has reworked the signature Manhattan Records record bag with their graphic logo in two styles.
The first style, the record bag shape has been re-imagined in a soft lamb leather with metal handle that can be folded over to create a clutch bag. The second style is a leather handbag and record bag hybrid with a similar fold over flap closure and the straps can be re-arranged to be carried as a cross-body bag, a shoulder purse, or a clutch. The Sacai and Manhattan Records logos were combined to create a graphic eye-catching pattern.
Fifty years after the creation of the first Alhambra® long necklace, Van Cleef & Arpels is celebrating its symbol of luck in new pieces adorned with dazzling materials. Following the association of gray mother-of-pearl and diamonds, the Maison is showcasing blue agate and introducing the technique of guillochage on yellow gold to the collection for the first time to create a radiant and luminous aesthetic. As the holiday season approaches, the new Vintage Alhambra necklaces and bracelets are revealed in a poetic and wintry universe created by Burcu & GeoKrey. The Maison is pursuing its collaboration with the two film directors – who have already brought the world of Alhambra to the screen via a brand new chapter of their film Journey of Luck.
In line with Van Cleef & Arpels’ tradition of excellence, the Alhambra collection embodies all the expertise of a High Jewelry Maison. The varied skills of lapidaries, jewelers, stone-setters and polishers come together to create each piece. Faithful to the Maison’s high standards for hard stones, the blue agate motifs are meticulously carved and polished, before being matched to form harmonious ensembles.
As with the other Vintage Alhambra creations, the guilloché yellow gold motifs are framed by an elegant beaded border. This precious surround is carefully reworked by master jewelers, before the prongs – rounded for added softness are bent down to hold the motifs in place. A final polish brings out all the luminous beauty of the ensemble. In all, no fewer than fifteen successive steps of selection, production and verification are required to create an iconic jewel that will stand the test of time.
THE GLEAM OF GUILLOCHÉ GOLD
For the first time within the Alhambra collection, the Maison is introducing a traditional style hitherto reserved for its watches and precious objects: guillochage. From the 1910s, this engraving technique was used to adorn watch dials, followed in the 1930s by boxes, powder compacts and Minaudières™, with their blend of precious metal and gems. Today the Maison is drawing inspiration from their interplay of dazzling lines in a radiant guillochage on mirror-polished yellow gold. Thanks to Van Cleef & Arpels’ expertise, the depth of the incisions and their sun-shaped pattern endow the surface with a subtle relief eKect, causing the light to circulate with intensity. Embellished with this ornamentation, the motif captivates the gaze with its warm and ever-changing overtones.
THE JOURNEY OF LUCK CONTINUES
Following the first Journey of Luck film, which featured new Alhambra creations this spring, the second instalment takes place in a wintry atmosphere once again dreamed up by the Franco-Turkish film director duo Burcu & GeoKrey. Fluttering by night through a snowy landscape, the butterfly-clover encounters such benevolent creatures as the reindeer, the turtle and the robin. In its flight, it reveals various Alhambra creations – some of them for the very first time.
BLUE AGATE TAKES ON A NEW LIGHT
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Alhambra motif, the Maison is paying homage to the beauty of the stones that have adorned it throughout its history. Blue agate, which first appeared in the collection in 1989, is thus returning to center stage for a Vintage Alhambra necklace and bracelet. Selected according to the Maison’s stringent criteria of excellence, this translucent form of chalcedony has been chosen in deep and uniform tones. Combined with yellow gold, it offers a blend of softness and radiance that evokes the subtle blue glow of twilight at the end of the day.
Coach AW2018 global advertising campaign for the Fall 2018 collection with a series of images featuring the Coach gang draped over moss-green vintage cars in New York City’s backstreets. Local street art adorns the exposed brick walls, as well as murals picturing the prairie fields and deserts of the Mid-West linking to the soft hues found in the collection.
The gang have an eclectic style, layering vintage wallpaper prints and prairie lace dresses with fringed soft leather biker jackets and teddy-bear style shearling coats. This romanticism and nostalgia is as always counterbalanced with a nod to Coach’s home city of New York – this time with a darker gothic and mystical twist.
American heritage sportswear makes a stronger appearance this season, with cross body bags, rucksacks and Signature print bomber and varsity jackets for both guys and girls. Taking its cue from 90’s streetwear that the brand’s Creative Director, Stuart Vevers, sees on the streets of New York City today, it’s a contemporary way of dressing that has arrived in the world of Coach.
Accessories as always are central to the collection and campaign. Bonnie Cashin archive iconic styles have been brought back in the shape of leather coats, to sit alongside the Signature print pieces that are so prominent in the collection. Showcasing Coach’s heritage in a modern way, Vevers has also worked with artist Chelsea Champlain and her painterly mystic roses, moths and floral skulls on soft leather Dreamer bags.
Actress and singer Selena Gomez returns in her third campaign as the face of Coach. The series of images captures Gomez in the Fall 2018 collection resting on a vintage car. Set on a quintessential New York City street, the images highlight the season’s new bags, with Gomez carrying the Dreamer bag, a new silhouette featuring the Signature print, embroidery and leather detailing.
This season, the Coach family includes brand ambassadors Japanese actress and model Kiko Mizuhara, Chinese actress Guan Xiaotong, and Chinese actor Timmy Xu. This global casting nods to New York City’s melting pot of citizens and their unique way of dressing each day, which is so key to Vevers’ vision for Coach.
This season’s cast also features models Ali Latif, Blesnya Minher, Joaquim Arnell, Lily Nova, Nina Gulien, Remington Williams and William Grant. Pictured in the campaigns soft back-light and patchwork collaged images, this together reflects the layering of the clothes and how the Coach gang dresses today.
“I love the way that we have pushed the Coach gang further this season to be more unique, diverse and just overall cool in their attitude,” said Vevers. “It’s how I see people here in New York enjoying wearing clothes and just feels really relevant to me.” For this season’s campaign, Coach worked with longtime collaborators, including photographer Steven Meisel, creative director Fabien Baron, makeup artist Pat McGrath and hair stylist Guido Palau.
時尚宣傳廣告 - Make To Believe Part III
踏入秋季，新一輪的創意時尚廣告紛紛出爐，同時亦有新的玩法。DIOR以法國新浪潮電影為借鑑，秋冬女裝廣告勾起DIOR與由評論家變身電影人推動五月風暴的淵源。遠在1950年，新浪潮電影先驅Jean-Pierre Melville邀請 Christian Dior為其電影《Les Enfants Terribles》(可怕的孩子)設計戲服，DIOR設計的晚裝與戲中女主角Elizabeth密不可分。而今季的廣告靈感是來自法國新浪潮電影猛將Jean-Lucgodard的名作Une Femme Est Une Femme《女人就是女人》，廣告塑造一位獨特又有多面個性的女子，她投入生活追求自由，她們都有當代女中豪傑的特質，在傳統、追求志向與夢想以及現實之間從容自若。蒙田大道三十號DIOR總店更在Jean-Lucgodard另一代表作《BREATHLESS》(斷了氣) 中出現過，電影中革命性的美學，對當時的電影製作及時裝界影響非常深遠。負責拍攝這秋冬系列廣告的Pamela Hanson拍出女性的美麗、獨立又知性的形象、榮辱與共以及姊妹同心的女性情懷，亦捕捉住秋冬系列呈現的1968年5月法國學生運動的精神。
CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC 2018秋冬全球形象廣告展示了一個時代的新曙光。通過一個脫俗的鏡頭，探索為人所熟悉的美國風景，挑戰真實與想像之間的感應。由攝影師Willy Vanderperre掌鏡，品牌產品與孤立的猶他州風景以一個充滿玩味的比例並列，喚起懷舊而又超凡脫俗的感覺。與此同時，相片亦呈現出一個安寧及充滿希望的氛圍，捕捉了永恆不衰的美國青春文化。正如Raf Simons所言，2018秋冬系列是一個舊時代與新時代結合的寓言，一個由發現美洲，到60年代太空競賽，至廿一世紀資訊爆發時代的一個故事，反映出沒有文化等級的民主概念去解放服裝的自身同時引用其背後理念，從它們的自述中拼貼出新發現和一個截然不同的夢。
Givenchy 呈獻的2018年「Night Noir」秋冬宣傳廣告，Clare Waight Keller 要去捕捉黑夜帶來的刺激體驗。緊貼潮流的時尚一族前往於秘密地點舉行的派對，而且必須有正確的座標和合適的造型，才能參與其中。這個秘密地點可以是世上任何一個角落，例如巴黎、倫敦、紐約、東京或上海的邊緣社區。踏進派對現場後，眼前的景象令人眼前一亮。情侶擁抱剎那的激情，在人群中渾然忘我。各人全情投入狂歡的一夜，擁擠的舞池瀰漫自由氣息，誘惑、揭露與掩飾等舉動共冶一爐，體現Givenchy的雙重個性。當太陽升起，一切如夢一場，而無論是親身經歷或純粹想像，那份神秘感仍然揮之不去。由Steven Meisel掌鏡，Clare Waight Keller創意執導，去捕捉稍縱即逝的時光。型格的畫面散發神秘色彩，黑白色的照片與80年代中的柏林互相呼應，但同時散發現代感覺，貫徹Givenchy最新成衣系列的精神。
Prada 2018秋冬女裝系列廣告「Neon Dream」為《365》的最新一章，於不夜城拉斯維加斯取景，並由Amanda Murphy擔綱主角，浸沒於純粹色彩的國度內。 Murphy化身光芒四射的Prada女性，在五光十色的景色中突顯她的懾人魅力。拉斯維加斯式的璀璨霓虹燈，與源自Prada世界的圖案及符號互相交織，在夜空及她的身軀上恣意綻放。由Willy Vanderperre掌鏡，鏡頭完全聚焦在她身上，幻化成這座超現實城市中另一個霓虹標誌。炫目的螢光粉紅、螢光紅及螢光橙與漆黑夜幕形成強烈對比，呈現拉斯維加斯迷濛如印象派繪畫的浮光掠影，展現這座城市的概念宛如海市蜃樓的理想國度。Murphy的個性和魅力在每張照片中顯而易見，她融入夜色，掌握一切，無所畏懼。Make To Believe，幻想就在現實的掌握之中。
Bell & Ross, the official watch partner of the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team, celebrates reopening the French Grand Prix with its first presentation of a Vintage model from the collections linked to the partnership. To mark the return of Formula 1® to France, the BR V2-94 R.S.18 will be featuring a black rubber strap stamped with the French flag during the French Grand Prix. The watch is an invitation to get behind the wheel of a racing car and experience the extreme sensation felt by the driver, for whom a watch is not only a tool, but also an ally at each and every moment of the race. This Vintage BR V2-94 R.S.18 model immerses us in the world of motor racing adoption Formula 1® racing codes. It features a 41 mm case in satin-finished steel, a carbon fiber dial (a highly-prized material in the world of high- end motoring) and black and yellow in reference to the colors of the Renault Sport Formula One™Team. Linked by the values of high precision and excellence, the partnership between Bell & Ross and the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team is a continuous source of inspiration and motivation for the watch brand.
The BR V2-94 R.S.18 has a yellow internal minute track and two counters, one in red for optimal legibility of the chronograph function. This complication, invented to measure short periods of time, is the king of motor sports functions, since it enables the performance of vehicles on the track to be measured with great accuracy. The bezel also features a tachymeter scale which allows a car’s speed to be instantly calculated over a given distance. This chronograph model evokes the sporting world of race tracks and paddocks, with its numerals adopting the typography used for the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team. It is powered by a Swiss mechanical caliber with automatic winding. The sapphire case-back bears a metallized depiction of the Renault car and its serial number The BR V2-94 R.S.18 is available with a micro-perforated calfskin strap with carbon fiber effect and a yellow lining, or a bracelet in satin-finished polished steel. The design and color code used for this timepiece allow the time to be read quickly and accurately. This limited edition of 999 pieces will captivate sensation seekers and fans of this sporting discipline.
Ciao, A casual gesture that goes unnoticed in its spontaneity yet in every part of the world the day starts, ends and starts again with a Ciao. TOD’S celebrates Ciao, the Italian greeting par excellence, that has become a global symbol. So much said in a brief moment forming a ‘click’ or a special link, Ciao connects the entire planet and creates a friendly feeling among the people.
With the vision of photographer Craig McDean who captures the distinguished natural feel in the Advertising Campaign, TOD’S presents an unprecedented portrait of Made in Italy, alongside all ways to say Ciao.
In the campaign visuals and behind the scenes video, the lead character is this Ciao gesture that appears to smile, together with the movements of the hands, encapsulating Italian lifestyle elegance. A gesture appropriated in an instant, its ease. A friendly and viral Ciao for each and everyone.
Outdoor dining is a definite must with a gentle sea breeze blowing in from the Adriatic Sea in Montenegro. By soaking up the late summer sun with an elevated view from rocky terrace by the cliff surrounding the beach, The ROK Beach Bar at The Chedi Luštica Bay is the new hang out adding new vibes to this newly developed precinct in Montenegro. mylifestylenews writes.
The ROK Beach Bar is set upon a natural rock terrace which has been hewn into the cliff surrounding the beach. A giant food truck stationed atop the rocks sets the backdrop of the entire outdoor dining area with plentiful sun roof shadings installed sheltering this elevated zone. This natural extension is ideal for sipping cocktails, laid-back bites to watch the world go by as well as to enjoy mesmerizing sunsets and even moonlight parties when the weather condition permits.
Colorful wood-topped oil drum tables set the mood of a rustic and relaxed dining experience on the upper level. A few steps below aligned with all white painted tables and benches as well as the wire bar fencing panels compliments the dramatic panorama of turquoise Adriatic waters of The Chedi Luštica Bay private beach.
Groovy lounge music fills the open air with a light and easy mood, blue polo top and yellow shorts wait staff juggling the service, occasionally prompting to the assembled table by offering what drinks and munchies that best suit the occasion. Our personal advice is to ask for any recommendation from them for some of the best regional wines that offer unique blends and characters.
Although the food truck kitchen only manages to cater for light-bites prior to the soft-opening, complex dishes that required more cooking attention can still be delivered from the hotel’s main kitchen when an order is placed and subject to availability.
We started our meals with the Šopska Salad – A refreshing local version of Greek Salad with creamy and rich village cheese with crunchy cucumber, capsicum, tomatoes, onion ring that were cut in chunky bite sizes.
You can’t miss the Montenegrin Prosciutto and cheese, with the thinly sliced and rolled in a cone shape prosciutto seemingly mundane but let that smooth texture and fruity aromatic flavor delight you, as it is simply divine for its taste of origin. Semi hard milky cheese and black olives from the local producer is best to compliment with these snacks along with some great Montenegro Chardonnay.
The half-peeled Shrimps came before the hot dishes accompanied by chickpeas, fresh tomatoes and a bed of lettuce. Some may comment the taste is rather flat and yet this is best to enjoy and taste the freshness of sea where the big shrimps are being blanched instead of cooked with a different method.
The large plates of Grilled Chicken & Beef Steak is slightly on the salty side yet both the chicken and steak were still quite tender and being served in quite a generous portion even for the serving of two.
Dessert came with homemade Orange Tiramisu. Creamy yet airy and firm texture topped with orange peel to create a zesty palate that is to our surprise to end the meal.
For a rustic and relaxed outdoor dining experience set against an uninterrupted backdrop of the sea and The Chedi Luštica Bay view, The ROK’s bright flavours from the Mediterranean is another gathering spot by the relaxing harbor for you to mingle to the energetic vibe of the soundtrack by the sea.
Tried & Tested:
Design & Decor: 3.5/5
Food & Beverage: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Montenegrin Prosciutto and cheese
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