If you looked from up there I’m sure you’ve approved this “your” collection.
Please Tom come back to Gucci, they need you !!!!
It was all but official before the show began. This would be Peter Dundas’ last collection for Emilio Pucci. The reasons still aren’t clear, but if we had to guess, it’s because Dundas’ Pucci is more hot-blooded than blue-blooded. Pucci, the brand, was born on the island of Capri in the 1940s, and came to global prominence in the ’60s, when the jet set first impressed itself on the world at large. Dundas, who hailed from Roberto Cavalli (and, according to rumor, may be headed back there), didn’t necessarily break with Pucci’s past, but he had a vision of his own for the brand. His work for the label was unapologetically sexy, and he was in love with rock ‘n’ roll from his bold Fall ’09 beginning right on through to tonight, when Led Zeppelin dominated the soundtrack and a whole lot of legs ruled the catwalk.
“It’s a very personal collection,” Dundas pointed out in a preview. The sporty horizontal stripes on clingy ribbed knits were apparently a reference to the rowing league he belongs to in Florence. The fluttery white and black evening separates were a loving tribute to his mother, a violinist who wore the colors when she performed. Here and there, you could spot callbacks to former hits, like an ombré-dyed body-con minidress or electric-hued crushed-velvet trousers and an equally bright silk blouse. As for the astrology motifs running through the collection, does it get more personal than star signs? They turned up everywhere, from intarsia sweaterdresses to delicate beaded embroideries on a velvet blazer and a floor-scraping cape. For the finale, Dundas sent out his favorite models in long jersey T-shirt dresses, each with their own zodiac sign: Cancer for Anja Rubik, Leo for Joan Smalls, Aquarius for Lily Donaldson. The illustrations were sweeping, strong, and emotional; Dundas also pointed out they were rendered by hand, as Emilio Pucci himself used to do.
He invited his studio team out to take their final bow with him. It was a lovely, tender gesture. Dundas’ tenure at Pucci lasted six years, double that of his predecessor. He made the show one of Milan’s hottest tickets and dressed show business’ best bodies (Gwyneth, Beyoncé, and Rihanna included), in the process giving the Pucci legacy a fresh relevance—and he did it all with dashing good humor and charm. Personnel change every few years is now the norm, not the exception, at fashion houses, and whoever follows Dundas in the creative director role will likely take the label in a new direction, but no one will deny that, for much of his time here, he was a star turn.
Ivan Bellanova Couture Fall/Winter 2015 – Milan Fashion Week at The/Space – Via Savona 97 Loft 16 C – Milan
Italian Designer Ivan Bellanova presents his new FW 2015 Capsule Collection and previews the new Beachwear 2016 Collection. The luxury designs, made with love and inspired by his heritage, perfect suit to today`s working women: Elegant during the day and “the one and only” during night.
FW 2015 CAPSULE COLLECTION:
The collection consists of dresses, jackets and skirts. All the garments work as single pieces and can also be combined in various ways – always dressed perfectly for any occasion. The main colour of the collection is grey used in 3 tones, to show the special urban style of today women living a “big city life”. The basic fabrics are winter cotton and wool creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Bright details in red, blue and yellow reflects the “lights” of the city nightlife. Decorative elements, inlaid like a marble intarsia, generate a geometrical order that give the garments a unique handmade “twist”. Silhouettes are tight underlining femininity and sophistication.
PREVIEW BEACHWEAR SS 2016:
It is a preview of the SS 2016 Beachwear Collection accomplished by light tunics, promenade dresses and ponchos. The samples are bright coloured with summer prints with various colour combinations creating a happy, sunny and delightful mood. Silhouettes are simple and comfortable for the beach. Garments are decorated with amazing ribbons. www.beechwear.com
Born on the ancient island of Sardinia, surrounded by crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, the designer soon discovered its artisan treasure, exemplified in jewellery and traditional dresses. The intricate lacework of gold and silver jewellery instilled in Ivan the sense of preciousness. Combining his passion for design in all its facets – from art over fashion to architecture studied in Florence – Ivan Bellanova creates fashion for women who feel young and secure at the same time, open for new experience yet already settled.
For the last couple of years Ivan Bellanova satisfied the most demanding request in an atelier in Florence, his work always passionate and perfect. In this season he decided to do the next step to establish himself as a designer bysharing his métier to the wider public and creating a collection for the whole women`s Fashion World.
Louis Vuitton: Jennifer Connelly star of the new campaign
“Series 2” is the campaign with which Louis Vuitton Announces Jennifer Connelly is the new muse of the Maison. “Series 2” is an echo of “Series 1”, the triptych of images in which three photographers, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and Jurgen Teller, were called to work. In the video, signed by Bruce Weber, Jennifer Connelly, is captured in a graphic play of light and shadow in which the actress merges with lines and curves, and becomes an element of visual composition
Below the video of the Serie 2 Campain
Lunga vita al Re …viva Re Giorgio – Long life to the King Giorgio
A touch of Luxury – REEM ACRA New York
A Superstar Collection presented by Versace…. !!!! Bravo !!!
Valentino took its haute couture show on the road this week. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli descended on New York to present a special haute couture collection they designed specifically to celebrate the opening of the biggest flagship store in the brand’s worldwide stable of shops, on the city’s famous Fifth Avenue.
This was the first time in the over fifty years history of the brand that the house has shown its couture creations in the United State and the duo did not disappoint. They even added an extra level of reverence and reference to the heritage of the brand. In a nod to founder Valentino Garavani’s famous White Collection of 1968, from which Jacqueline Kennedy chose her wedding gown to marry Aristotle Onassis, the designers created their own all white line up of one-of-a-kind creations.
When the maestro himself stood to kick off the standing ovation at the conclusion of last night’s show, it was clear that Chiuri and Piccioli had another success on their hands.
They had done many things right, most notably the second to the last exit of the show, a smock patterned in ivory with a high frilly collar and equally frilly half-sleeves completed only with full length pleated skirt, all done in the sheerest fabrication imaginable. And less we forget, the dress was embroidered in forget-me-nots. Embroidery and intricate details played a huge part in this collection. Seeing as the palette was so restrained. Dresses came down with orange flower and lily stand-ins, done in leather as well as a few stars. The finale look itself sported the words “Love NY” in bubble letters, scrawled all over it as an homage to the brand’s new home in the city.
That wasn’t the only homage though. In the notes there was a Jackie O pleated muslin dress matched with a cashmere cape and even a 5th Avenue double silk suit. Cut beautifully, the suit is sure to find it’s way into the closets of some of the 25 couples that were flown in for the show that comprise the brand’s top customers. As will the accessories with their Constantin Brancusi inspired detailing.
The presentation was a one-off event and was bookended by a walkthrough of the Fornasetti Five Senses exhibit and a live music performance. The white floaty dresses, sometimes gauzy and sheer, other times sleek and minimal, seen by the likes of Ben Stiller, Peter Dundas, Calvin Klein, Katie Holmes, Tommy Hilfiger, Padma Lakshmi and Martha Stewart — the latter of whom missed the first third of the looks as she scampered into her seat a little late — will not be shown to the public again.
Rather the busy Valentino couture team will hit the road once again next year. The house will skip the official haute couture fashion week in Paris in the coming summer. Instead it will unveil its haute couture collection in Rome on July 10th. Once again to celebrate the opening of another flagship store, this time in the founder’s home city.
H&M is proud to present a magical holiday with Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. This Holiday season, H&M is celebrating with a spectacular campaign and festive collection starring Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, performing “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” from their #1 album Cheek To Cheek.
MOSCHINO TOY AD CAMPAIGN BY STEVEN MEISEL STARRING ISABELI FONTANA
Enjoy the ad campaign for the new creation by Jeremy Scott for Moschino, the fragrance TOY. Shot by Steven Meisel and starring Isabeli Fontana.
Introducing the new Fendi Resort 2015 collection. A fresh take on the classic Fendi style with light fabrics, 3D motifs and flower inspiration.
Miu Miu enlists for its Croisière 2015 campaign the gorgeous up and coming model Natalie Westling as the new face of the brand, photographed by photographer Jamie Hawkesworth. The beautifully captured session took place in Olkhon Island in September 2014.
Jamie Hawkesworth’s portraits of flame-haired Natalie Westling – capturing the psychedelic allure of the Miu Miu Croisière 2015 collection ¬– are paired next to photographs of the built and natural world, shot with Hawkesworth’s instinctive eye for pattern and composition, and his signature saturated colour palette. Sunset shades of ochre, moss green and cerulean blue permeate the landscapes, offering a poetic counterpoint to the multi-coloured pattern, texture, and colour combinations of the collection. Giant swirling floral and paisley prints, striking crocheted vests and an embellished suede mini dress meet a rusting building, sky-blue painted wooden planks and the twisted naked branches of a perfectly framed tree, delicate but statuesque, much like Westling herself. – from Miu Miu
Here some pics from the Miu Miu Croisiere Collection 2015
From the expanses of savannah to the catwalks of the world. Today, the fashion made in Africa and inspired by the traditions, completely ethical and sustainable, it is increasingly fashionable. And it is a source of inspiration for music and photography here is how:
Where trends are born? This is the question that people who work in fashion arises daily. There are those who favors big cities, those who think they are born directly in the studio, or those who speak of “alchemy against the grain”, leading the way and the common people as the true origin of trends and fashions. Not only that. Thanks to globalization, and the ability to reach virtually the other side of the world in an instant, even those countries currently excluded from the creative process because they are too far away or tied in a difficult socio-political situation, have proved a source of inspiration ever original, and topping the charts there is no doubt Africa.
A huge continent of over 30 million square kilometers, multi-faceted, with a history often difficult and dramatic; a mysterious place, and therefore irresistible. And now it is here that creative people are left.
WATCH THE TREND
One of the first designers to bring the catwalk a collection inspired by the Dark Continent was Lamine Badian Kouyaté, better known by its brand name, Xuly Bet, which in Wolof, the Senegalese language, means “keep an open mind.” After living in Paris and studying at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Architecture in Strasbourg in 1989 launched his own collection, very “open minded” and innovative: its ability to recycle fabrics found in flea markets and in turn colorful patchwork is winning. He is inspired by the great couturiers such as Azzedine Alaia and Yves Saint Laurent, combining materials and colors of contemporary Africa, not to mention the seventies punk rock and funk. The result is a mini-dresses with colorful wax fabric and leather, hand embroidery and volumes emphasized. Everything, for the first time, is developed and produced in an ethical and sustainable embroidery on jackets and painted fabrics, for example, are commissioned to African women in exchange for a fair wage and decent working conditions. No one before him had done.
It is this sensitivity to certain customs that came back to get noticed on the runway, pushed by his growing success in music and photography: shooting Koen Hauser in “The Hommage a l’Art” (2013), for example, are a celebration of African fashion, and have been around the world. They were created to celebrate one of the leading manufacturers of fabrics wax in the industry, Vlisco has always been committed to supporting African designers: to do so regularly organizes courses in tailoring for women Ghanaian, Nigerian finance the most talented designers and the sponsor of two of the most important events of the style “Made in Africa”: the Nairobi Fashion Week and the Lagos Fashion and Design Week (the latter was also a guest of Pitti Immagine W in 2012). At the same time there is also the work of songwriters such as folk artist Imany, now popular all over the world, who in the show never abandons his turban typical of the Comoros islands.