Loro Piana SS2023 Advertising Campaign

Loro Piana SS2023 Advertising Campaign  vigorously expresses the energy of movement. Bodily gestures as a way to connect with the surrounding environment, in the urban landscape or far from it: Loro Piana explores another angle to its Italian roots. One as dynamic and invigorating as a boost or a jump, and as easy as the clothing that accompanies them.

Photographed by Inez and Vinoodh both indoors and outdoors, by the sea, in the city and the countryside, in a villa or on the square, it features models Rianne Van Rompaey, Amar Akway, Mika Schneider, and Leon Dame caught as they move, clothes flowing around the body, gestures that are both expressive and spontaneous. Nothing is static: every image seems the frame of a cinematic sequence in which bodily energy is released and connection ensues. The confidence and personality of the diverse characters comes forward in a gaze, in a move, in an act.

The warmth of the natural light, the volumes of architecture as well as the painterly nature of the vegetation immediately convey an idea of Italianisms, the ease of a certain way of living and being that is typical of the Bel Paese.

The minutiae of local details, however, fade away: Italy, in the images, is an impression, an enveloping feeling rather than a set of geographic coordinates.

The pictures highlight the flow of the shapes, the density of the textures, the ease of the colors in the collection, which is an Italian journey onto itself: a balance of the active and outdoorsy, of the languid and the mildly formal.

Faultless tailored suits and airy dresses mingle with bouclé coats, knitted jumpers, and Loro Piana icons, in a mix of cottons, cashmeres, silks and linens in an earthy palette of natural hues.

Character is what ultimately defines the Campaign: an organic connection of body, clothing and gestures that is also a breaking of staid rules. An idea of effortlessness in motion is affirmed.


VERSACE SS2023 Women Advertising Campaign

VERSACE SS2023 Women Advertising Campaign shot and directed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott highlighting and featuring the dresses and tops with signature Versace slashes; the rebel leather jackets, pants, and skirts with fringe and stud finishes. Structured jackets worn over fluid dresses and skirts with macramé finishes with an enhanced Silhouette over a print dresses layered over cargo and laser-cut denim pants, and jackets and skirts with metallic zebra motif finishes. “The Versace woman is strong, purposeful and always the leader of the pack. This season I love her in black or bold colors and powerful silhouettes. My essentials this season are the slash dress in black worn under the ultimate black leather coat.” says Donatella Versace.

Gothic Goddess eveningwear with fringed leather, tonal zebra motif, and stud finishes as well as an alternate evening partywear in custom-crushed and metallic finishes. The bags and accessories are the re-edition of an archival Versace hobo bag style available in three alternate sizing and stud, hand applied leather fringe, and rhinestone finishes. The Greca Goddess: line of bags and accessories defined by the House code Greca hardware, finished in smooth leather with optional Greca chain and leather shoulder strap, available in new dark orchid purple colorway. The Tempest: new line of platform pumps and knee-high boot, featuring pointed-toe, wavey platform, and notched heel, finished in brushed leather, satin, and lamb leather all starred by models Emily Ratajkowski, Faaby Fall, Wang Fei, Mika Santos, Iva Varvarchuk and Lulu Wood.


Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse心靈、神話、繆斯特展 - 墨爾本現場直擊 Part I

Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse
- 墨爾本現場直擊
11 Dec 2022 – 16 APR 2023


已故的Alexander McQueen (1969 – 2010)乃是廿世纪最具原创性和最重要的时装设计师之一。别名简称的Lee虽已阔别而去,其创意非凡的概念,综合了卓越的精湛技艺;将剪裁和制衣能力融合,跨越时空及媒介的视觉,创造了一季又一季的惊世系列作品,并大获好评和受万众敬仰及赞颂。时尚铁粉当然不离不弃,新粉更有增无减, 持续抱拥和爱戴Lee的艺术遗产,而那始终如一的钟爱程度,没有最爱,只有更爱。


刚于去年十二月开展的Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse特展,设馆于墨尔本简称NGV的维多利亚州国立美术馆(National Gallery of Victoria),为Lee的铁粉和时尚达人及爱好者来个深层探索兼回顾,好让各界缅怀,重温和欣赏为期四个多月惊喜处处的特展;开幕不久,即时为南半球的时尚艺术文化带来一股型格冲击。


是次的特展由洛杉矶郡艺术博物馆 (LACMA) 与维多利亚洲国立美术馆(NGV)合作举办, 同时乃是澳大利亚第一个Alexander McQueen时装作品的独立大型展览。展品更有来自 LACMA 六十多款McQueen的重要收藏造型作品和NGV自家收藏多达五十多件的 McQueen收藏品。同场加映更有时尚造型师 Katy England 借出的私人珍藏,总共将展示一百二十余件服装和配饰,好让参观者深入了解和探索McQueen的设计灵感来源、创作过程和叙事手法,使这次的特展更为丰富,全面和惊艳。




特展其中之一的亮点展出了Lee最早期和最受赞誉的一些系列作品,当中包括有极具争议性的1995/96 年Highland Rape 秋冬系列和诗意满布的2006/07年The Widows of Culloden秋冬系列,而两个系列无疑都是从Lee的血统和苏格兰历史中汲取灵感。与此同时,2004 年的Deliverance春夏系列亦被深入广介以及他最终为2010 年设计的Plato’s Atlantis 春夏系列,更加令人拭目以待。同场加映的“bonus track”更有委托洛杉矶艺术家和设计师Michael Schmidt制作的头饰,以及最初由 McQueen 的缪斯女神 Isabella Blow 和 Annabelle Neilson 拥有的服装,为是次特展推向另一高峰。



Gucci Presents An Exclusive Selection of New Hortus Deliciarum High Jewelry

Gucci presents an exclusive selection of new Hortus Deliciarum High Jewelry pieces during Paris Haute Couture at the House’s Place Vendôme boutique recently. Hortus Deliciarum meaning ‘Garden of Delights’ in Latin, blends Gucci’s rich heritage in Italian craftsmanship and its ever-distinctive creativity in one-of-a-kind masterpieces distinguished by unique artistry, exceptional quality, and acute attention to detail. The current chapter, the third since the collection’s launch in 2019, draws inspiration from the world of travel and the memorable moments that every journey can bring. The new additions to the Hortus Deliciarum collection include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and multi-finger rings, divided into different themes.

The designs explore tantalizing facets of the natural and animal kingdom, placing jewelry artistry center stage. These pieces evoke distant, exotic, and magical worlds, exciting the imagination with Gucci’s signature painterly approach to high jewelry craftsmanship. A selection of pieces features fresh interpretations of Gucci’s distinctive Lion Head and Tiger Head motifs, symbolizing strength, courage, and passion. Flawless, fancy cut vivid gemstones, from aquamarines to yellow sapphires, add vibrant touches to these dynamic designs. The collection includes several new creations showcasing a captivating combination of multicolored stones that are inspired by the concept of prismatic beauty and specifically designed to catch the light. These include a brilliant multi-finger ring – the result of 100 hours of meticulous production crafted in yellow gold with a beautiful 38.8 carat green tourmaline centerpiece surrounded by diamonds. An equally stunning yellow gold cuff earring offers an elegant explosion of garnets, yellow beryl, rubellite, and diamonds.

Here, Gucci blends the modernity of a cuff style with the exquisite beauty of warm-toned gems and dainty, flowing lines. Other stunning pieces are distinguished by cascades of dancing diamonds, inspired by the beauty of shooting stars and the sparkling torrents of a waterfall. A highlight of this selection is a parure comprising a dazzling white gold necklace and matching drop earrings. Involving 300 hours of production, the necklace features diamond-embellished starbursts trimmed with lady-like diamond bows, while the earrings reveal diamond encrusted bows and chandelier-like crystal droplets around two teardrop cut diamonds with a total of 16.7 carats.

A yellow gold bracelet, meanwhile, showcases a diamond-embellished chevron pattern and an oval-shaped 16 carat rubellite tourmaline, offering a striking geometric interplay of straight lines and smooth curves. This exceptional creation takes 200 hours to produce. Intricately crafted and full of surprising details, an ornate diamond parure pays homage to the majestic beauty of natural landscapes. A diamond-encrusted geometric chain necklace is teamed with a stunning round-cut mandarin garnet pendant embellished with dainty emerald leaves. This can be teamed with a matching pair of jacket earrings, also in fresh and surprising shades of green and mandarin, offering a dazzling 40.5 carats of jewels for the necklace and 15.3 carats for the earrings.

To complete the collection, new diamond-embellished solitaire rings shine in an array of hues that resemble the changing colors of the sky. A sculpted, white gold design mesmerizes with a hexagonal 14.7 carat tanzanite centerpiece, while three other white gold rings each present a heart-shaped gemstone in a vivid color: a 9 carat blue tourmaline, a 12.6 carat peach tourmaline, or an 11.5 carat pink tourmaline. The Hortus Deliciarum High Jewelry collection, launched in Paris in 2019, was followed by a second chapter presented on Italy’s Lake Maggiore in 2021 while the third and current collection was initially unveiled in Rome in 2022.


Tiffany & Co. x Mitchell & Ness For An Exclusive Football Jersey Design To Celebrate Super Bowl® LVII

Tiffany & Co. presents a partnership collaboration with Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. designed an exclusive football jersey design to honor its heritage of designing and handcrafting iconic sports trophies, as well as to celebrate the recent Super Bowl® LVII, took place on Sunday, February 12 in Glendale, Arizona. The limited-edition jersey features details that offer an unmistakably Tiffany aesthetic. These include Tiffany Blue® accents and an archival “T&CO” insignia. Moreover, a “57” nods to the Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue Landmark store on 57th Street, as well as Super Bowl® LVII. Each jersey is packaged in a limited-edition Tiffany Blue Box® that features the Michell & Ness logo overlaying Tiffany’s logo.

First designed and handcrafted by Tiffany & Co. for the inaugural Super Bowl® I in 1967, the Vince Lombardi Trophy symbolizes the pinnacle of gridiron glory. Three years after it was introduced, in 1970, the trophy was renamed after the late Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, who led the Packers to victory in the first two Super Bowls. It was initially designed by Oscar Riedener, a former Vice President at Tiffany & Co., who sketched the basic design on a napkin during a 1966 meeting with then-NFL® commissioner, Pete Rozelle. The design features a regulation-size football in kicking position.


Breguet Presents Classique Phase de Lune 9085 Valentine’s Day Edition

Breguet pays tribute to love with the new Classique Phase de Lune whose dial, daintily adorned with white mother-of-pearl and is sprinkled with rubies. The watch comes in a presentation box containing both red and an additional pearly white strap that are easily interchangeable as the wearer desires. The poetic and elegant Classique Phase de Lune 9085 Valentine's Day Edition gracefully celebrates the feast of lovers. Breguet numerals alternate with six rubies to display the passing of time on the dial, swept over by two traditional open-tipped blued steel hands, a signature of the House.

The mother-of-pearl dial is adorned with a very fine
guilloché pattern, hand-crafted by the artisans of the Manufacture. The hand-hammered gold moon phase appears at 6 o'clock, surrounded by a midnight blue lacquered sky dotted with gold stars. The Breguet inscription appears in an oval cartouche at 12 o'clock. Finally, the 30 mm white gold case and lugs are set with 66 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Just as with the recently unveiled Classique 8068 model, this watch comes with an interchangeable strap system. Designed for easy tool-free switching between straps, this mechanism is operated by simply pressing the pusher on the underside of the wristband, enabling the wearer to move seamlessly from one style to another in the blink of an eye.

The new Classique 9085BB is powered by Calibre 537L with its 231 components. Its gold 
oscillating weight is hand-engraved on a rose engine with a circular barleycorn pattern. Its balance oscillates at a frequency of 3.5 Hz. The rhodium-plated self-winding movement has a 45-hour power reserve. It is equipped with an in-line Swiss lever escapement and a balance spring in silicon, a material endowed with numerous properties. In addition to being resistant to corrosion and wear, it is insensitive to the influence of magnetic fields and improves the accuracy of the timepiece. One of Breguet’s most cherished skills can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback, with decorations such as chamfering and a Côtes de Genève motif embellishing the various movement components. The case is water resistant to 3 bar (30 m).

With its lines featuring a blend of purity and refinement, the Classique collection faithfully illustrates the powerful aestheticism of the brand's origins. Above and beyond his talent as a watchmaker and inventor, Abraham-Louis Breguet was also one of the first designers. When he founded the brandin Paris in 1775, the baroque style was in fashion. He invented and initiated the neoclassical style in watchmaking – an aesthetic vision that gave the dials an avant-garde look while making it easier to read the indications. He created a range of stylish innovations including open-tipped hands, the guilloché motif and the off-centre dial. The latter was first used on pocket watches in 1812 and established the brand's DNA. Inspired by these creations, the first interpretation of the Classique 8068 wristwatch was introduced in 2003. In 2016, Breguet enriched the collection with the Classique Phase de Lune 9088 model. On the occasion of Valentine's Day, this modern, romantic new variation remains faithful to the strong aesthetic signatures of the Classique line.


Tiffany & Co. Presents Nike x Tiffany & Co. Air Force 1 1837 & Inspired Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Accessories Collection

Tiffany & Co. x Nike debut the Nike x Tiffany & Co. Air Force 1 1837 and inspired Tiffany & Co. limited-edition sterling silver accessories collection, set to release March 7 (US Time). The shoe marks a continued celebration of the Air Force 1’s 40th anniversary and is a first partnership for the brands on a “legendary pair.”

The shoes are crafted in premium black suede, feature a Tiffany Blue® Swoosh and have co-branded silver details above each heel. The Nike x Tiffany & Co. Air Force 1 1837 will be available in sizes ranging from US 3.5M-18M and will retail for USD 400 at two Tiffany & Co. New York City locations: The Tiffany Flagship Next Door and Tiffany & Co. SoHo and via Nike’s SNKRS app and select Nike partner retail stores in North America.

To further celebrate the launch, Tiffany & Co. will release a collection of inspired, limited-edition sterling silver products, available on Tiffany.com in the United States, and ranging from USD 250 to USD 475. The co-branded designs include a sterling silver WhistleShoe HornShoe Brush and Dubrae for the Nike x Tiffany & Co. Air Force 1 1837 laces. Tiffany & Co. has offered the world’s finest jewelry since its founding in 1837 and set the current American standard for sterling silver (925 parts per 1,000 parts silver). Each design is as much a celebration of the Nike x Tiffany & Co. Air Force 1 1837 as it is a display of the House’s unparalleled savoir faire and craftsmanship.



Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse Curated Exhibition at National Gallery Victoria

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) partnering with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) together they present one of the world most significant, iconic and the largest fashion exhibition in the southern hemispheres - 
Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse exhibition being  the first major Australian exhibition to explore the work of this boundary-pushing fashion designer.

Offering an unprecedented insight into the mind of this seminal designer, McQueen’s work is presented alongside 
more than 80 historical artworks including painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts and works on paper from the collections of LACMA and NGV, that reveal the myriad reference points that influenced his designs.

Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse Curated Exhibition at National Gallery Victoria showcases more than 60 looks drawn from LACMA’s holdings of important works by McQueen, the Melbourne presentation also features more than 50 looks by McQueen from the NGV Collection, as well as key loans from designer Katy England’s personal archive, making this Australian-exclusive presentation especially rich and comprehensive.

Alexander McQueen (1969 – 2010), one of the most significant fashion designers of the late twentieth-century, was lauded for his conceptual and technical virtuosity. McQueen’s critically acclaimed collections synthesised his proficiency in tailoring and dressmaking with encyclopaedic and autobiographical visual references that spanned time, geography, media and technology. 

The juxtaposition of garments and artworks highlights McQueen’s creative process and capacity for storytelling, as well as offering audiences an opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation of his artistic legacy and the nature of inspiration.

Alexander McQueen features examples from some of the designer’s earliest and most acclaimed collections, including the controversial
Highland Rape (AW1995/96) and poetic The Widows of Culloden (AW2006/07), which both take inspiration from McQueen’s ancestry and Scottish history. In-depth presentations of Deliverance (SS2004) as well as his final complete collection, Plato’s Atlantis (SS2010), are also a highlight.

The special curated exhibition explores McQueen’s oeuvre across four themes. Mythos explores three collections inspired by mythological and religious belief systems, incorporating visual references to diverse cultures as well as art-historical movements.

Untitled (Angels’ and Demon’s) looked to the art of the Dark Ages ‘to find light and beauty’, borrowing from Italian and northern Renaissance art, while Neptune saw the designer drawing upon imagery from the Classical period.

While these collections put McQueen’s impressive breadth of artistic source material on display, they also highlight a practice of external inspiration-seeking that characterized fashion design during his career.

Fashioned Narratives considers McQueen’s penchant for worldbuilding, highlighting four collections that tell original stories or reimagine past events. Rooted in McQueen’s personal history, these romanticised narrative collections explore themes of power, persecution, violence and survival.

In Memory of Elizabeth How, Salem, 1692 (AW2007/08) traced McQueen’s genealogy to colonial Massachusetts to honour a relative, one of the first women to be executed in the Salem witch trials.

The Widows of Culloden (AW2006/07) reflected on McQueen’s heritage and British violence in Scotland during the 1746 Battle of Culloden.

Blending British and Indian history with punk references, The Girl Who Lived in the Tree (AW2008) centred on a fairy-tale narrative written by his friend and muse Annabelle Neilson inspired by an ancient elm in the garden of McQueen’s Sussex home.

Evolution and Existence examines McQueen’s fascination with life cycles and the human condition. The designer’s considerations of nature, evolution and death resulted in collections that explored life’s inherent fragility and found hope in its regeneration.

The Horn of Plenty (AW2009/10) critiqued mass consumerism, which McQueen countered by recycling famous silhouettes from fashion history and his own archive.

The Dance of the Twisted Bull
 (SS2002) portrayed bullfighting as a metaphor for brutality and beauty.

Deliverance (SS2004) presented an allegorical “dance to the death” inspired by the film They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

The designer’s final completed collection, Plato’s Atlantis (SS 2010), imagined a world consumed by the ocean, the place where life originated and, as McQueen suggested, would continue.

Technique and Innovation demonstrates McQueen’s masterful abilities in garment construction and approach to the female form across his career through a series of dedicated displays focusing on tailoring, dressmaking, deconstruction and the notion of a dangerous body.

By juxtaposing early and later career works, this section highlights McQueen’s technical agility – from works indebted to his formative years as an apprentice tailor on Savile Row to those that show his capacity for fluid drapery as well as his interest in Western costume history and use of unique surface treatments.

Within this section, Dangerous bodies features some of the earliest McQueen works in the exhibition and the NGV Collection, including works from Banshee (AW1994).

Highland rape (AW1995/96) and The Hunger (SS1996), which speak to his penchant for savage cutting, and ideas of eroticism and empowerment.

McQueen’s use of inventive fabrics, surface treatments, and emerging technologies, such as laser cutting and digital printing, will also feature and highlights the designer’s innovative design approach.

Also featured in the exhibition is extensive video footage from McQueen’s iconic runway presentations; from his 1992 graduate collection, Jack the Ripper Stalks his Victims to the confrontational Voss, SS2001, to the ground-breaking Plato’s Atlantis, SS2010.

These are complemented by large scale photographic prints captured by British photographer Robert Fairer, who spent over sixteen years working with McQueen and who specialises in the art of backstage photography.

The exhibition also features commissioned headpieces by Los Angeles-based artist and designer Michael Schmidt, as well as garments originally owned by McQueen’s muses Isabella Blow and Annabelle Neilson.

The Melbourne exhibition emphasises the contribution of philanthropist Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM and Family, whose generosity has transformed the NGV’s Fashion and Textiles collection and made its holdings of designs by McQueen the largest and most significant in Australia.

The LACMA exhibition also highlights a substantial gift from Los Angeles-based collector Regina J. Drucker that has greatly enhanced LACMA’s collection of works by McQueen, which is the largest held by a public institution in North America.

"Juxtaposing Alexander McQueen’s designs with artworks in a wide range of media opens up a new perspective on his process and artistic legacy. We are thrilled to share this groundbreaking exhibition with Australian audiences, and we are grateful to Regina J. Drucker for her incredible generosity in making this presentation possible." Said Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director,

"Alexander McQueen is beloved for his boundary-pushing and highly conceptual designs that set him apart from his contemporaries. With meticulous craftmanship and an intellectual rigour seldom seen on the runways before or since, he created a new vocabulary for fashion design that still resonates today. Comprising more than 120 works, this showstopping exhibition unites the collections of LACMA and the NGV for the very first time, and celebrates the timeless work of one of the true icons of late twentieth century fashion." Said Tony Ellwood AM, Director, NGV.