JACQUEMUS FEEL NIKE

On Monday, Simon Porte Jacquemus teased his upcoming collaboration with Nike on Instagram after hanging out with his pal Dua Lipa over the weekend.

A world where outdoor pursuits and court sports converge in a new, integrated aesthetic was imagined by Porte Jacquemus for this collaboration, which spans apparel and footwear as well as “a variety of iconic Nike designs.”

The items will drop on his brand’s e-commerce on June 28 and will be rolled out globally across Nike’s retail network throughout the summer. The Nike x Jacquemus collection is described as “comfortable anywhere and anytime.”

Jacquemus has just opened his eyes on the real world. Time after time he goes back to the real life, between the machines to deliver products and the store with no products inside, he realizes now that women do sports, it is true that on women he does not really know.

VUITTON CALIFORNIFASHION

When the Louis Vuitton resort collection was ready for its debut on Thursday at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies plaza overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California, all eyes turned skyward to watch a flock of seagulls chase camera drones hovering over the runway. Nature does put on a good show!

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SANTA MARIA CROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

The Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella will introduce its first eau de parfum, dubbed “L’Iris,” eight centuries after it was founded. The brand will launch the new fragrance on May 25 in Europe, South Korea, and the United States, and it will be the first in a new collection of eau de parfums to be developed by the brand.

Santa Maria Novella already offers skin care, soaps, pomades, colognes, candles, ambient fragrances, and liqueurs in its signature, old-school packaging, which explains its popularity.

To commemorate their roots, the company chose the iris for their inaugural eau de parfum, as it is the emblem of Florence and the symbol of purity, in addition to being one of the premium ingredients used in fragrance creation.

The floral fragrance adds iris to its drydown, along with musk and gray amber, along with neroli and Sichuan pepper in its top notes and geranium, magnolia and jasmine in its heart.Presented in the brand’s signature squared glass flacon with velvety purple label, “L’Iris” retails for 140 euros for 50 ml and 210 euros for 100 ml.

BAMBOO IS BACK

In 1947, in the midst of the post-war era, when traditional materials were hard to find, Guccio Gucci and the House’s Florentine artisans came up with the idea of using lightweight, durable bamboo for the handle of a new bag that immediately became a classic.

The bamboo handle bag is perhaps most memorably Gucci bag who beginning in 1947 when Gucci introduced its bamboo collection as a solution to leather shortages at the time.  Over 70 years later, it continues to evoke a unique feeling.

For 2022, a swath of designers have incorporated the bamboo handle into their accessory collections, with standout options coming from Loewe, Jil Sander, and of course, Gucci.

It’s also found its way into boutique brands that feel particularly well-suited for the summer months, like a raffia purse from Cult Gaia and a crochet tote from La Milanesa.

ADI DASSLER IN CHINA

While a slowdown in China weighed heavily on Adidas in the first quarter, the company’s executives remained optimistic, predicting a return to growth. Adidas net sales rose only 0.6 percent to 5.3 billion euros in the first quarter and EBIT fell 38.5 percent to 437 million euros.
In the first quarter, revenues from Greater China fell 34.6 percent to generate 1 billion euros, and revenues in the rest of Asia Pacific dropped 15.7 percent to make 506 million euros.
Currently, 45 cities in China are under lockdown due to the country’s & COVID-19 policy, Rorsted noted. Compared to other brands, like Puma, the speedily growing but smaller German sportswear brand, Adidas is much more exposed to the Chinese market.
Around a quarter of Adidas stores in China are currently closed. Adidas expects revenues in China to continue to decline right up until the third quarter of this year,
The numbers in all other territories were far healthier than those in China, with the categories soccer, running and outdoor doing particularly well over the first quarter, Adidas reported.

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MET GAL 2022 AFTER PARTIES

A cloud of birds flying in Manhattan almost naked, it was the after parties of the Met gala in the Big Apple. The Met Gala has just ended, and you slayed the biggest red carpet of the year. Now what? Hit the dancefloor of course! While head-to-toe Prada or Valentino is undoubtedly chic, it’s not exactly the best thing to wear on a Monday when you feel a bit of a Monday night fever. Continue reading

CHANEL TO CATCH A CHIEF

For the last century, Chanel has played an integral role in the life of the tiny principality, beginning with the opening of founder Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s first subsidiary here in 1913. Since Lagerfeld’s death in 2019, Virginie Viard has committed to writing the next chapter of the story with her cruise collection, which is equal parts homage to Princess Caroline and tongue-in-cheek wink to pop culture.

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THOM BROWNE FALL 2022

For his big return to the New York catwalks, the designer Thom Browne offers a fall-winter collection inspired by the animated film for children “Rudolph The Little Red-Nosed Reindeer”, comparing the city of New York to the fantasy world of the film. Welcome to Thom Browne’s Island of fashion Misfit Toys.

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SALAM ALAYKOUM KAMARA

Ibrahim Kamara has been appointed art and image director of the brand founded by Virgil Abloh, whose death last year. Ibrahim’s relationship with Virgil, blossomed both personally and professionally in the last three years creating a strong bond based on mutual respect and shared values. From Sierra Leone, Ibrahim Kamara grew up in The Gambia, and will be trained at Central Saint Martins “Cool”, then he joined i-D magazine in 2018, and in January 2021, he was appointed Editor-In-Chief of Dazed magazine.
Kamara has been part of the Off-Whitefor years, styling the shows of the brand in addition to being the stylist of  many other fashion designers, ranging from Riccardo Tisci to Erdem Moralioglu.

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LVMH LUXOTTICA CEO GUERRA LEAVE LVMH

The gérard jugnot of glasses quit LVMh, It is the escape of human brains from luxury groups, for a better and especially less stressful life. The former head of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica is leaving LVMH after leading its hotel business for the past two years, the French luxury goods group said on Thursday.

Guerra, who had also taken on leadership of the group’s Fendi and Loro Piana Italian brands as well as LVMH’s Thelios Eyewear division, will step down at the end of May and become senior adviser to the French group.

“I am glad that he will remain my advisor,” LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault wrote in a note. A decade later, Guerra led Ray-Ban owner Luxottica until 2014, when he fell out with founder and major shareholder Leonardo Del Vecchio and moved on to high-end food retailer Eataly.

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TED BAKER STREET STYLE

Ted Baker is making progress in finding a new owner, confirming it has asked a handful of prospective bidders to conduct due diligence before making a final offer.

The company did not specify which prospective buyers it selected, only that it had received “a number of nonbinding proposals” from potential buyers and invited “a focused selection” of interested parties to sign NDAs and take a look at the books.

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