CALVIN KLEIN is ringing in the Year of the Pig with the launch of its first Chinese New Year capsule across three lines.
An outline of the pig, which represents courage and bravery, is juxtaposed next to the CALVIN KLEIN JEANS and CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR logos.
This unique and limited-edition logo treatment is found on men’s and women’s CALVIN KLEIN JEANS tees, bomber jackets, pants, sweatshirts and accessories, and CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR low-rise trunk for men.
CALVIN KLEIN PERFORMANCE offers a Chinese New Year themed bandana print on tees and inside jackets and hoodies, all complemented by red Performance billboard branding.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission, history’s first ever journey toward the moon, OMEGA is proudly releasing its new Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 timepiece. OMEGA has an unrivalled heritage within space exploration and its Speedmaster watches have been worn and trusted by astronauts aboard many of history’s greatest missions - including Apollo 8 in 1968. This crew were the first humans to ever see the far side of the moon and the legacy of that achievement is beautifully celebrated in OMEGA’s newest Speedmaster watch. The unique design is instantly clear when you view the dial, which has been expertly skeletonized to reveal the blackened movement inside. The movement itself has also been laser-ablated to precisely decorate the bridges and main plate with realistic imagery of the lunar surface. Just like the moon, the movement reveals two unique sides. The dial-side is a light shade to represent our view of the moon’s surface from Earth, while the back of the watch shows the dark side that only astronauts get to see.
Elsewhere in this new creation, OMEGA has embraced its popular “Dark Side of the Moon” innovation, producing the entire watch in black zirconium oxide ceramic. To contrast this dark tone, the brand has chosen chronograph hands that are varnished yellow, while the watch's tachymeter scale and crown are filled with Super-LumiNova. The black and yellow theme extends to the perforated leather strap, which contains a section of yellow rubber through the middle. On the caseback, the special words, "WE'LL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE", have been engraved. These were spoken by Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell on board the Apollo 8 mission at the start of the crew's pioneering orbit to the far side of the moon. Seconds before the spacecraft disappeared beyond the range of radio contact, Lovell spoke these final reassuring words to ground control. Few people will ever get to view the moon’s mysterious distant surface, but to wear the OMEGA Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Apollo 8 is to make an authentic connection to space exploration history. Its blackened and decorated version of the Calibre 1861 - called 1869 as a tribute to the first moon landing - is a reminder of the original Moonwatch movement and OMEGA’s legendary story in space.
VALENTINO On Love is a project conceived by the dialogue between the Valentino Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli and Yrsa Daley Ward, the west Indian west African poet who identifies herself as young black, activist and feminist LGBT female. Her poems are instinctive gestures that narrate emotions and have reached worldwide readers through Instagram and through two successful books issued by Penguin Books (Bone, 2017; The Terrible 2018).
Pierpaolo Piccioli confirms through this project his interest in conversing with non-conventional personalities that place love and freedom at the center of their artistic and intellectual activities, in an overview that allows a constant self-discovery. Valentino On Love is a collection of limited edition of 400 Valentino Garavani red Rockstud Spike bags with red studs. Each bag will be numbered and costumed with one of Yrsa Daley ward love poems dedicated to the project and is accompanied by an exclusive book featuring unpublished poems on love by the author and a special packaging.
The Year of the Pig is upon us! Check out the fabulous table setting and home decorating ideas by Christofle, from traditional luxury style to modern and contemporary designs, we have everything you need for all the sumptuous Chinese New Year feasts and family gatherings.
Chinese new Year is about family reunion, blessings and lots of delicious meals. set a memorable table with Christofle's sparkly flatware and tableware, and enjoy a lavish reunion dinner with your family and friends.
Host your guests in your modern and contemporary home, enjoy some tea and festive delicacies, and spend a cozy and intimate evening with them.
Upon its release in 1953, Fifty Fathoms, the first modern diver's watch, immediately appealed to professional divers and soon thereafter to their civilian counterparts. It has since become the archetypal watch in this genre. As relevant as ever six decades on, its main original technical and aesthetic characteristics, revisited and complemented by a date in the 2000s, are now teamed with a titanium case.
When launched in the 1950s, the first Fifty Fathoms quickly stood out thanks to its practical features, entirely designed for professional diving. Among the decisive criteria that contributed to its renown were broad luminescent hour-markers and hands contrasting with a black dial and unidirectional rotating bezel, as well as a steel case with a soft iron inner cage intended to protect the movement from magnetic fields. This watchmaking legend was updated and enhanced in 2007 with a date placed between 4 and 5 o'clock, while preserving its immediately recognizable DNA. Today, Blancpain is offering a new version of this Fifty Fathoms Automatique model which combines its ebony-black color with a satin-brushed titanium case.
Known for its robustness as well as its high resistance to impacts and corrosion, titanium also has a low density that makes it particularly light. This major advantage, which distinguishes it from steel, has enabled Blancpain to produce a large-diameter model, offering all the technical guarantees of a diving instrument without having to feel them weighing on the wrist. Divers will undoubtedly appreciate this advantage, especially during dives requiring already extensive sports equipment, as will urbanites wishing to wear a generously sized yet airy timepiece on a daily basis.
Measuring 45 mm in diameter and water-resistant to 300 meters, the new Fifty Fathoms Automatique in titanium features a ratcheted unidirectional rotating bezel, fitted with a scratchproof domed black sapphire insert. For enhanced visibility in all circumstances, its markers, dial hour-markers and hands are made of Super-LumiNova®, a coating that strikes an ideal contrast with the sunburst black face of the watch. The sapphire crystal case-back provides an admirable view of the movement: the famous Blancpain 1315 caliber, notably endowed with an optimal five-day power reserve enabled by the use of three series-coupled barrels housing high-performance springs. Its silicon balance-spring protects it from the negative effects of magnetism without the need to isolate it behind a metal cage. Ensuring this movement is every bit as beautiful as it is reliable, meticulous finishing performed in the purest watchmaking tradition combines straight-graining, beveling, circular-graining and circular satin-brushing techniques to enhance the exclusivity of this new Fifty Fathoms Automatique.
Emilio Pucci introduces OBJECTS – an exclusive collection featuring four decorative items.
The vivid collection is composed by silk pillowcases, silk plaids, decorative porcelain trays and scented candles.
All the items come in iconic prints -“SOLE”, “OCCHI” and “FARFALLE”.
More than just decorative, the collection gives minimalists and maximalists the opportunity to play with objects by mixing and matching prints and colours in the quintessential Pucci way.
To mark the Chinese New Year 2019 Year of the Pig – Longchamp is renewing its collaboration with Tao Liang, aka Mr. Bags. One of China’s most influential fashion bloggers, his passion for – and encyclopaedic knowledge of – luxury handbags have made him a social media phenomenon followed by millions of “bagfans” on Weibo and WeChat.
For last year’s hugely successful debut, Mr. Bags revisited Longchamp’s iconic Le Pliage® Cuir, which is his personal bag of choice for travelling the world. This year, he returns to the theme with a wonderfully witty interpretation for the Year of the Pig – an animal which, for the Chinese, is an age-old symbol of wealth and abundance.
Available in black or pastel pink, the top handle bag is joined by the Le Pliage® Cuir travel bag in black lambskin leather, whose zipped outside pocket for a passport and tickets – a detail insisted upon by the much-travelled Mr. Bags is cleverly integrated into the drawing.
The collaboration extends to two further designs: a pouch with a zipped front pocket shaped like a pig’s snout, in black lambskin leather or pastel-pink metis leather; and a tote in transparent PVC with a pink, snout-shaped coin purse. For this, Mr. Bags was inspired by one of Longchamp Creative Director Sophie Delafontaine’s early reinterpretations of the House icon: Le Pliage® Aquarium, launched in 1998, which was memorably pictured with a fish swimming around inside it!
Following the demand for last year’s collection, the bags will be available in more stores and more countries worldwide, with personal appearances by Mr. Bags to follow in Los Angeles and Paris. The first stage of the roll-out will include all the leather bags, with the transparent top handle bag to launch by early February. Capturing the playful spirit of the collaboration, an animated film will launch on social media featuring the cute Mr. Bags character created by Tao Liang himself.
Reminiscent of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince – appropriately for the prince of handbags – the cartoon hero is seen chasing madly after a pig. He slips, jumps and bounces from one Longchamp bag to another, until he finally finds his own bag and gives it a big hug. Celebrate the Year of the Pig in style with Longchamp and Mr. Bags.
DVF Spring 2019 Collection is about celebrating the pioneer in every woman…” – Diane Von Furstenberg
With a pioneer spirit, she embraces the new and makes it her own.
Independent and strong, she meets the dawn in a golden floral that shines on chiffon blouses and bias cut dresses. A graphic trench envelopes a finely printed dress, while a python sheath plays over an eyelet prairie blouse.
Dresses abound. The wrap reigns in crisp poplin styles featuring full skirts and pockets. At work, she commands sleek dresses and tailored suits, effortless separates in rich, earthy hues. For the weekend, cascading ruffles and smocking details accentuate blanket plaids and fresh florals.
Evening ushers in a red mesh gown painted in porcelain flowers; an effortless silk dress in ribbon pink and spicy orange.
On the road to freedom, she is a woman in charge, designing her life as she goes.
The Armani Group announced that from January 2019, Fabio Fognini will be the new face for the EA7 Emporio Armani sports line and Emporio Armani Underwear worldwide. The former tennis player Flavia Pennetta, unique Italian to win the US Open and wife of Fabio Fognini, will also appear in some shots in the ad campaigns.
Fognini, who with his eight singles titles ranks second in terms of the number of ATP tournaments won by Italian players in the Opens era, will wear EA7 Emporio Armani technical garments on court, starting from 7th January. This is the first date of the Auckland Open tournament in New Zealand, which will be followed throughout the year by the Australian Open, the Davis Cup, the French Open and Wimbledon, with the season concluding with the US Open.
The technical clothing provided comprises functional outfits of T-shirts and shorts – one in green fading into grey and one in graphic designs in grey; a further tennis shirt and shorts combination comes in blue.The well-designed construction of the garments and the materials used facilitate sporting performance. VENTUS7 technology, with its innovative system for regulating body temperature and abrasion-resistant seams, is ideal for tennis players, whether playing indoors or outdoors. The looks are inspired by the EA7 seasonal collection and are complemented by wristbands, headbands, caps, socks and sweaters in French terry cotton.
Ever since its creation, Arceau by Hermès has played with different styles, a natural privilege afforded by its understated design and its deliberately simple lines. Arceau 78 features a round case in mirror-polished stainless steel, topped by a beadblasted bezel in matt brushed stainless steel and distinctive equestrian-inspired asymmetrical lugs reflecting the origins of the Maison founded on the Faubourg Saint-Honoré.Bearing hours, minutes and 6 o’clock date displays powered by a Swiss made quartz movement, the finely grained anthracite dial is punctuated by slender cream-coloured luminescent hands and Arabic numerals. This delicate contrast accentuates the characteristic design of its sloping numerals. The Arceau 78 is fitted with a natural Barénia calf leather strap crafted in the Hermès Horloger workshops, as indeed are the case and dial. The Arceau 78 watch features the understated and elegant allure of a timeless object paradoxically in tune with its time. In 1978, Henri d’Origny ‘unbridled’ aesthetic codes by combining a round case with asymmetrical lugs inspired by stirrups, and a sloping font evoking a horse’s galop. This Very Large Model in stainless steel with a 40 mm diameter now comes with a grained anthracite dial, cream-coloured numerals and hands, as well as a natural Barénia calf strap.
A challenging of reality, a blurring of horizons. ‘Augmented Sunset’, the images revolving around Prada’s 2019 Resort collection, frames models in striking, expressionist panes of scarlet, like an abstraction of a sunset, an invention.
Recorded during the Resort show at Piano Factory, Prada’s New York headquarters, these reportage images capture the immediacy of clothes in the show’s controlled, considered environment, devised by Herzog & de Meuron. Complimenting their design for the architecture of the entire address - undressed to the precise, pure concrete structure that give the building form - these images challenge the divides between interior and exterior, between real and imagined.
Walls of red plexiglass, exactly mirroring the windows of the space, veil the outside and lend their hue to the inside. The effect is a simulacra of a sunset, a synthetic recreation of a natural phenomenon. They serve not as decorative devices but as lenses, as prisms to refract and warp. They reframe and recontextualises the New York cityscape, transforming the metropolis into a graphic exercise, a backdrop to emphasise both the clothing, and the distinct identities of each wearer.