CHANEL Exhibition In Tokyo

“Mademoiselle Privé”, these two words appear on the door that led into Mademoiselle Chanel’s Creation studio on the third floor at 31 rue Cambon in Paris. Today it is the title of an exhibition that invites us to open the door onto CHANEL’s creation offering an immersion into the three original creative worlds of the House, Haute Couture, CHANEL N°5 and CHANEL High Jewelry.

Passing through one chromatic ambiance to another, the exhibition brings together all the integral parts of CHANEL’s aesthetic vocabulary: white for the staircase, beige for the sofa, black for the dining room, red for the writing desk and gold for the fireplace.

Mademoiselle’s apartment is a place of inspiration into the creative worlds of CHANEL. Its atmosphere can be seen as an integral part of the House’s aesthetic vocabulary magnified by Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard.

The exhibition opens its doors at the B&C Hall-Tennoz in Tokyo from October 19th to December 1st.

LAFW | Landmee Spring Summer 2020

On Oct. 9, Thai designers took the LA Fashion Week runway at the Petersen Automative Museum in Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile district. The Royal Thai Consulate – General and the Team Thailand debuted an exciting line up of their talented and innovative Thai fashion designers including: Landmee Forever, Kanapot Aunsorn, Salisa Official and Renim Project.

Landmee joined LA Fashion Week for the first time and debuted an amazing new collection of ’80s inspired party dresses.  The ’80s vibes were all over the lineup with exaggerated shoulders, ruffles, bows, silhouettes and with the background music “Another One Bites the Dust” by the British rock band Queen. One of the standout looks was the green velvet mini dress.

Landmee is a high fashion contemporary label designed by Netdaw Vattanasimakon, creative director & artist, she knows how to make edgy fashion for any occasion. Landmee’s focus has always been creating stunning looks for women that want to SLAY, why fit in when you were born to stand out is their motto. Check out some of the best looks from Landmee Spring Summer 2020 collection below.

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Max Mara To Show Resort 2021 In Saint Petersburg

Max Mara is heading to Russia to unveil its Resort 2021 collection. The show will take place on May 25 in Saint Petersburg. The event’s location is still undisclosed.

Previously, starting with the 2015 pre-fall season, the Italian women’s fashion group has staged runway shows in New York, London, Shanghai, Reggio Emilia, Italy, and Berlin.

Max Mara’s runway show in Saint Petersburg will be part of the seasonal resort marathon, which will also see the fashion crowd flocking to Capri to attend the Chanel cruise show on May 7.

While the majority of luxury fashion houses have yet to announce the dates of their resort shows next spring, the pre-fall schedule already counts a Dior men’s showin Miami on Dec. 3 and a Giorgio Armani women’s show on Nov. 14 at the Armani Theater in Milan. During the event, the designer  who will receive the 2019 John B. Fairchild Honor award at the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit to be held Oct. 29 and 30 in New York — will also unveil the first high jewelry collection under the Giorgio Armani luxury label.

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California Becomes The First State To Ban Fur

On Friday California state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, signed AB44 into law, which bans sales of new clothing and accessories (handbags, shoes, pompoms, key chains, you know) made of fur.

For the purpose of the law, fur is defined as “animal skin or part thereof with hair, fleece or fur fibers attached thereto.” For the purposes of shoppers, that means mink, sable, chinchilla, lynx, fox, rabbit, beaver, coyote and other luxury furs.

California is the first state to ban fur, but it is following the lead of a number of its own municipalities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berkeley. A variety of countries have banned fur farming, including Serbia, Luxembourg, Belgium, Norway, Germany and the Czech Republic. And similar bills banning fur sales have been introduced in New York City and Hawaii, though they have yet to become law.

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Over the last year numerous brands have jumped on the no-fur bandwagon, including Stella McCartney, Gucci, Versace, Coach, Chanel, Prada, Burberry, Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani and Tom Ford. H&M, which is not exactly a haven of mink coats, has said it will no longer use mohair. One of the few holdouts is Fendi, which began life as a fur house, still has five outlets in California that sell fur and even has “haute fourrure” fashion shows once a year during couture. (Fendi did not respond to requests for comment on the ban.)

Still, all of this just-say-no-to-fur is not quite the sacrifice it sounds, since for many brands fur makes up a very small percentage of sales (at Coach, for example, fur accounted for less than 1 percent of its business). In California, it was an especially tiny percentage.

Exceptions have been made for cowhide, deerskin, sheepskin and goatskin. Which means that shearling is totally fine. Exceptions have also been made for religious observances (shtreimels, the fur hats often worn by Hasidic Jews, can continue to be sold) and other traditional or cultural purposes.

CHRISTIAN DIOR’S MARIA GRAZIA CHIURI AWARDED FRENCH LEGION OF HONOUR

Dior‘s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri has been awarded the Legion of Honour hours after the luxury fashion brand’s Couture Fall 2019 fashion show.

The designer was handed the honour by France’s gender equality minister, Marlène Schiappa, who praised Chuiri for her use of feminism and activism in her work.

“Receiving such an important honour in France, which represents fashion and culture, and from the hands of a woman like Marlene Schiappa, who expresses the most important values for me, is a new emotion,” Chiuri said, before calling on young women to “believe in themselves and follow their instincts”.

“Dior is a maison that represents femininity, and for this reason I believe that my commitment is to make women aware of their potential, and I thank the maison that supports me to give a voice to women and their work,” Chiuri said.

“Their commitment can change the world.”

Chiuri started her career at Italian fashion brand Fendi, where she was part of the accessories team that designed the legendary “Baguette It” bag, before working at luxury Italian house Valentino where she eventually became co–creative director with her longtime design partner, Pierpaolo Piccioli. 

In 2016, Chiuri left Valentino to become Dior’s first female artistic director and has spent the last three years transforming the brand from one of the most feminine houses to one of the most feminist. 

Iconic Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Has Passed Away

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld has died at age 85 after a cancer battle.

Lagerfeld is widely regarded as one of the most important and prolific designers of his generation and had held creative director roles at Fendi (since 1965), his namesake label (since 1974) and Chanel (since 1983) simultaneously.

The iconic designer is believed to have been unwell for two weeks before his death in a Paris hospital.

The House of Karl Lagerfeld has confirmed the news of his death, following French media reports. 

The official Instagram account for the fashion designer’s own label posted: “The House of KARL LAGERFELD shares, with deep emotion and sadness, the passing of its creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, on February 19, 2019, in Paris, France.”

Driven by a phenomenal sense of creativity, Karl was passionate, powerful and intensely curious.

“He leaves behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the greatest designers of our time, and there are no words to express how much he will be missed.”

First Look At DIOR ‘From Paris To The World’ Exhibition In Denver Art Museum

 

img_4200The first major retrospective of Dior in the U.S. has landed in Denver Art Museum. Running until March 3, 2019, the exhibition Dior: From Paris to the World celebrates more than 70 years of haute couture creations by evoking the global outlook and visionary spirit of Christian Dior and his successors, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
A selection of more than 200 couture dresses, as well as accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos, and other archival material, trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house, its founder, Christian Dior, and the subsequent artistic directors who carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century.
The exhibition breaks from the Paris display and is divided up by creative director, with rooms in between focusing on topics like the influence of gardens through the history of the brand and iconic gowns worn by celebrities and socialites.
Christian Dior, the art gallerist who became a celebrated couturier, generated a revolution in Paris and around the globe after World War II. Dior created haute couture expressing modern femininity, completely shedding the masculine silhouette that had been established during the war. He conceived sophisticated designs featuring soft shoulders, accentuated busts and nipped waists that marked the beginning of an epic movement in fashion history that would eventually lead to Dior successfully becoming the first worldwide couture house.
This exhibition is organized by the DAM and curated by Florence Müller, the DAM’s Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion. It features exhibition design by internationally renowned architect Shohei Shigematsu, principal of OMA New York.

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Riccardo Tisci Honors Burberry’s Legacy With “B Classic” Collection

Taking to Instagram this weekend, Tisci shared images from the ‘B Classic’ collection. The 16 looks are inspired by well-known patterns and silhouettes from the archive and have been designed by Burberry’s in-house team.

The lineup includes the Heritage Trench, the car coat, Harrington jacket, kilt and cape. Burberry said the pieces sit at the heart of the pre-collection, and allude to a new aesthetic vision under Tisci, who was named chief creative officer in March, replacing Christopher Bailey.

“I wanted to celebrate the beauty, heritage and legacy that I discovered when I first arrived at Burberry. ‘B Classic’ is an edit that I’ve curated to honour the icons of the House – pieces like the trench coat, the quilted jacket, the car coat, the kilt – which sits at the heart of the SS19 pre collection designed by the fantastic Burberry design team.”

You can see the full set of teaser images from Burberry’s SS19 pre-collection in the gallery below.

Coach Commits To Fur-Free Policy By Fall 2019

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Coach announced that the brand will no longer use real fur in its products, pledging to phase fur out completely by the debut of the Fall 2019 collection.

“Coach has been committed to advancing sustainable practices for many years, with the introduction of our corporate responsibility goals in 2015,” said Joshua Schulman, President and CEO of Coach. “Back then, we laid the groundwork for prioritizing social and environmental initiatives. The decision to go fur-free is a truly meaningful milestone for the brand.”

As part of the brand’s broader program, Coach is also dedicated to empowering employees and enhancing the lives of those in the greater community. Core to Coach’s values, philanthropy is an area that the brand is exceptionally passionate about. The Coach Foundation, founded in 2008, has granted over $45 million to nonprofit partners globally. Fostering a collective of global corporate citizens, Coach encourages its associates to take part in volunteer programs with their teams and to make a valuable contribution to the places where they live and work – exemplifying Coach’s dedication to giving back.

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“What really excites me most is building a business that balances true fashion authority while also driving positive change — both within the company and in the greater community,” said Schulman. “We create magic when we do both simultaneously.”

 

Giorgio Armani Will Present The Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2019 Collection In Milan Airport Hangar

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Giorgio Armani (born in 1934), Italian stylist. Milan. Jean-Marie Périer for “Designers’s World” in Elle Magazine (n°2681) in May, 19th, 1997.

Giorgio Armani is pleased to announce Emporio Armani Boarding, a major show event to be held on 20th September 2018 in the hangar of the Milano Linate Airport.

For the first time, the airport will host a fashion show, turning into an unexpected backdrop to the Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2019 Men’s and Women’s collections. Exceptionally, the two collections will be shown together this season. The fashion show will culminate with the performance of an international pop star.

Giorgio Armani says, ‘Airports are places full of symbolism. They suggest unbounded openness to the world outside. You take off to discover and learn, or come back after experiencing countless adventures. I liked the idea of staging this event in the same hangar which has been labelled with the “Emporio Armani” insigna and its iconic eagle logo since 1996 — an image that welcomes the thousands of travellers who land at Linate Airport or functions as a farewell as they depart from Milan. The airport is the perfect space for Emporio Armani, the brand that embodies a free, adventurous spirit and continually reasserts its essence through a contemporary style.’

The eagle-topped hangar is now part of the collective imagination and one of the many locations linked to Emporio Armani since its inception, representing a “geography” of the brand, such as via Broletto, whose 1984 giant poster site has become part of Milan’s urban iconography, via Durini, where the brand opened its first store in 1981, via Bergognone, site of the Armani/Teatro, home of the brand’s fashion shows, and via Manzoni 31, with its large concept store and Emporio Armani Caffè.

Launched in 1981 as a collection targeting a younger audience, today Emporio Armani is a brand that works as a hub. It matches the way people move in the urban environment, and is inspired by an inclusive, democratic attitude. After the Paris and London show- events of recent seasons, the new destination of Emporio Armani’s journey is Milan, where it will occupy an emblematic space and will be presented through an innovative format.

The brand’s signature democratic spirit will drive the event, which will be attended by a crowd of 2,300, including invited guests, staff and press, as well as a number of members of the public. Tickets for the public will be available via a special contest, held throughout the city of Milan, using a game-like format. The first one hundred randomly selected names, among holders of “passport” – those taking part in the contest will have to collect a series of stamps for in a special “passport” – will be the lucky winners who, accompanied by a guest, will be admitted to the soirée.

The event has been anticipated with a billboard campaign and the customization of the Linate Airport, as well as advertised on tram and buses throughout Milan. A special Emporio Armani Boarding capsule collection has been created for the occasion: sweatshirts, T-shirts and accessories inspired by the event-theme. The capsule will go on sale on 13th September in Milan and in the main Emporio Armani flagship stores worldwide later on, as well as on armani.com.

All “behind the scenes” activities associated with #EABoarding and live streaming of the show will be available for viewing on @emporioarmani through the main social networks.