Dion Lee Spring Summer 2020

VALENTINO PRE FALL 2019 IN TOKYO

hp_valentino_prefall19_tkyValentino showcased its first co-ed Pre-Fall 2019 collection by Pierpaolo Piccioli at Warehouse Terrada in Tennozu Isle, Tokyo, on the occasion of the launch of a special Valentino concept store in its space at Ginza Six.  The collection was inspired by Japan and the concept of “Wabi Sabi”. Focused on contrasts such as symmetry and asymmetry, harmony and balance and the house’s signature color – RED. The iconography of the Maison – the ruffles, the lace, the grace, and then the flowers, the colors, the motifs – is interpreted in a wabi sabi key. Volumes are purified, ruffles are crushed, pleats are misaligned. Black and red are splashed onto prints, the V logo marks allover.

Intermissions allow meanings and possibilities to expand.
The space between things is a place for pondering and inventing.
A syllable captures this suspended idea of construction: Ma.

Ma as an expansive and meaningful void.

Familiar signs are transposed and seen anew. Change is in the point of view: a quest for imperfect perfection. The code becomes inclusive, keeping the street as the horizon.

Check out the entire lineup below.

 

KARL LAGERFELD X KAIA COLLECTION IS HERE

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The KARL LAGERFELD X KAIA collection was designed with the model Kaia Gerber. The designs combine Karl’s iconic vision with Kaia’s confident, trend-setting eye for style. A fusion of their two points of view, the new collection brings a fresh, cool-girl touch to Karl’s effortless classics.

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The launch of the collection was celebrated at an exclusive event in Los Angeles last night. Co-hosted with REVOLVE and Kaia Gerber, it was held at the REVOLVE Social Club and attended by over 200 VIPs and influencers and included a performance by Kaia’s best friend and singer Charlotte Lawrence.

Shop the collection on REVOLVE.com and Karl.com

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Moschino For Carlo Mollino

For Moschino’s Fall/Winter 2018-19 women’s pre-collection, Jeremy Scott delves into the artistic world of 20-century architect, designer and photographer Carlo Mollino, adding a new chapter to the strong union between art and fashion.

Moschino’s creative director includes a selection of clothing and accessories inspired by several works by the Turin-born artist in the collection. Mollino’s lifetime passions include photography which always played a special role, demonstrated by the more than 2000 erotic Polaroids shot between 1960 and 1973 and found only after his death.

These very photographs, which always portray anonymous models in seemingly lewd poses, are now being re-presented by Jeremy Scott as prints on a selection of ready-to-wear garments, including the overcoat, velvet and plissé silk chiffon dresses for day and evening wear, and they are also offered on a selection of bags including the iconic “B-Pocket” and “Hidden Lock” models.

The photo shoots features models Teddy Quinlivan, Linda Helena Soares and Sohyun Jung, on a set that uses some of the original furnishings from Carlo Mollino’s apartment/studio.

Jil Sander Resort 2019

Femininity, simplicity, the strength of intimacy. The source of Jil Sander’s Resort 2019 collection is in everyday life. Utilitarian objects are transformed into design pieces. A Vichy story, with large and small checks in cream, pale blue, cocoa, yellow, and black, translates familiar motifs and hues, warm and comforting, into a statement. Corsetry, a symbol of feminine strength, turns structure into form, shaping jackets and tops: desire, protection and control, but without restraint, off the body. Quilted and striped dimensional skirts float, transforming domestic patterns into light, soft forms.

There is a carefully designed sense of ease. A voice, clear and soft-spoken, sensitive and recognizable among diverging sounds, creates a bottom note that you can clearly hear. The expressions of Lucie and Luke Meier’s Jil Sander are crisp, bold, and aware. Most dis­tinctively their own. The world we need to design for is our life: clothes need to make us feel confident and safe, to enhance our power to enter, individually, into the future.

Now the future is spring: rebirth, growth, freshness, youth, skin. There are shorts, bare arms and legs. Tailoring is presented directly on the skin, representative of a lighter approach but also one that is inti­mate and caressing. Silhouettes are sharp and in motion; sculptured with folds and creases, animated by malfilé linen/viscose, and pleats. Skirts are worn over trousers. Everything is layered; an invitation to combine garments at will. Volumes are luscious, trousers are comfortable, the mood is relaxed.

White, cream, camel and black, pastel colours. Fabrics that seem solid at a closer look reveal subtle weavings of yarns of different hues. Shirts and shirt-dresses are fluid. Classic coats, long and short, beige or navy and black, are generous, display contrast stitching and magnified checks.

The research of materials is accurate and deep. The synergy between shapes, fabrics, patterns and touch is forward looking. Touching is as important as looking. There is a constant interplay between what is seen and what is felt in wearing a garment. Refined wools, cottons and silks match, and sometimes double, polyester and nylon. Bags are soft and malleable or structured and edged, iconic and functional. A transparent nylon hand-knitted bag transforms the everyday reality into an elevated proposal. Different worlds meet and merge. This is an age of ambivalence: we are multiple, everything changes. The future is us.

 

 

House of Hackney’s collaboration with & Other Stories has dropped

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& Other Stories launched a collaboration with luxury British interiors and lifestyle brand House of Hackney.

Hyperrealist, trippy florals and foliage are splashed across dresses and skirts, wide trousers and voluminous blouses in a collection that oozes William Morris… on acid. There are also zebra-print bags, shoes and scarves, primarily made in sustainable materials such as TENCEL® and organic cotton.

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“The collection that we created together is a heightened version of nature. We were inspired by British psychedelia, vibrant fabrics from our local Ridley Road Market, and the bohemian mood of the Bloomsbury Group,” says house of Hackney co-founder Frieda Gormley.

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Prices range from £35 for a pair of zebra leggings to £110 for a summer party dress. Continue reading “House of Hackney’s collaboration with & Other Stories has dropped”

Zara Woman STUDIO Capsule Collection 2016

Zara tapped models Mica Arganaraz, Freja Beha Erichsen and Roos Abels to star in Zara Woman Studio’s capsule collection 2016 ad campaign. Photographed by fashion photographer Jamie Hawkesworth. The campaign also features a short film by Gordon von Steiner.

Staying true to its classic style, the collection features plenty of oversized jackets with ladylike attitude and modern tailoring, items also include cozy sweaters, leather biker jackets, jumpsuits, lace-up sneakers, ankle boots. The Zara Woman Studio capsule edition is now available online on Zara.com and selected stores.