MILAN FASHION WEEK

Before Paris, fashion week the most sleeping fashion week in EU, It was terrific to be back in Milan.

We saw the real strength of collections that epitomize the craftsmanship, creativity and supreme quality of the 'made in Italy moniker. There was an assertion of brands here doing what they do best, representing tradition with great development and forward thinking.

Designers opted for a more modern, nonchalant take on suits, often offered as separates. Soft fabrics and comfort were key, as was lightness and a sense of freedom and ease. There’s an underlying message about having fun getting dressed again.

Denim is back, washed and faded and in a new relaxed version no sign of stretch or body-hugging styles anywhere. Refreshing color palettes and plenty of Bermuda shorts contributed to the summery feel of the looks. Trends included fuller proportions, light knitwear and innovative luxurious fabrics.

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.

THE IT BAG CHLOÉ

French luxury label Chloé was founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion and Jacques Lenoir. Currently, under the helm of Gabriela Hearst, the bohemian-leaning label has been home to many famed creative directors, including Karl Lagerfeld, from 1964 to 1983 and again from 1992 to 1997; Stella McCartney, who was the youngest to earn the title fresh out of school; and later current Celine creative director Phoebe Philo, who took over Chloé in 2001.

Though the brand first began designing ready-to-wear, it has put out many an iconic designer handbag, including the Paddington, one of the iconic Aughts It bags designed by Philo, and later the Marcie, which debuted in 2008 under the creative direction of Hannah MacGibbon.

The Paddington features a slouchy rectangular shape with a centered padlock and two handles that can be tossed over the shoulder or haphazardly carried on the arm. The Marcie, the ugliest of the brand. And the Woody is unquestionably the latest It bag from the French label and a sustainable design to boot. It’s offered in various iterations, from muted to colorful, and combines leather with natural materials like cotton canvas or recycled cashmere, with branded top handles, an open top and linen lining.

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FEAR OF GOD 2022

Last week he debuted his Eternal collection at his new Willo Perron-designed, "starkly sensual" Arts District showroom. Not one for a fashion show, he held private appointments in his meticulously arranged office, where one couldn’t help but notice the Post-it notes perfectly aligned on his desk, near a heavily tabbed "Louis Vuitton" book. The million-dollar question: Is he contemplating a move to Paris? Continue reading

FAITH CONNEXION 2022

Founded in Paris in 2000, purchased by new owners in 2014, and reacquired in 2020; Faith Connexion is a global fashion brand with French flair: a collective of designers and artists focused on a new translation of fashion for affluent millennials, offering a 360° closet that embodies chic rock, edgy glamour and street couture in a modern mix & match mentality

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DGENA THE BLACK WIDOW OF A THOUSAND RIVERS

This morning, the painless day drags, and I move towards the Faubourg du Temple, to measure the dichotomy between the city of Kiev that I left only 25 hours ago, and the cries of aficionados when Nabilla appears. Dgena, as for her, draws her seam in the veil of the clairvoyance and the paradox of this profession. Outside among the smoke and talent, while the others are well engulfed in a temple that has only the name, I see a figure that advances in scouting and jumps the barrier of the worries of youth, the day is beautiful, and yet a black widow appears of only 20 years.

 

The young girls, lined up like birds who have been entrusted with grace in all its splendor, walk towards me. I admire the hands that fill the fabric and the deft fingers that shape each collection, transforming old rolls, into the undeniable flower of sublime. It was yesterday in front of the Valentino show, the beauty made its majestic bed.

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LVMH VENDÔME

In 1371, after the death of Count Bouchard VII and his daughter Jeanne de Vendôme, Catherine de Vendôme, their sister and aunt, inherited the county of Vendôme. Her marriage to Jean VII Count of Vendôme gave birth to the House of Bourbon-Vendôme, this is why the lord chose this city

Le Maire spent four hours touring the workshops in Azé and Vendôme for LVMH who  spent between 15 million euros and 20 million euros to buy and restore the historic Abbaye building in Vendôme, which dates back to the 11th century and variously housed a Benedictine monastery and a cavalry regiment. The four-story structure has been open since September 2020, but its inauguration was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Against the backdrop of the French presidential election campaign and the deepening crisis over Russia’s troop movements in Ukraine, a sizable media contingent turned out for the ceremony, attended by Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton chairman and CEO Michael Burke and French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire.
The Oratoire workshop in neighboring Azé, meanwhile, is being touted as the first industrial building of its type in France, with an eco-design that cuts energy consumption by half compared with a classic Vuitton leather goods workshop.

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HEARST IN BLACK PANTHER

Driven by an intellectual curiosity around gender, which was influenced in part by her own 14-year-old daughters, Gabriela Hearst tapped a Stanford professor of art history who specializes in gender and politics to design two teaching sessions for herself and her staff. I hope this one told him the story of Patty Hearst, former terrorist of a black panther.
To our mind she should go back to a fashion school it will be more efficient. She also revisited her crystal obsession with a black coat with precious stones for button it that will probably cost the same price as a motorcycle, a bad compromise, in terms of carbon emissions, but that will be for the next session of learning with the new teacher.

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SUPER BLOW JOB

The Super Bowl is America’s biggest sporting event. Watched by over one hundred million people, the mini-concerts that occupy the space between the intervals have become the place where artists unveil their wackiest and most innovative performances. Even Tiffany & Co signe le trophée du Super Bowl 2022

Dundas is already a Super Bowl MVP, and in 2020 he created the slinky sequin mini-dresses and lamé short-shorts worn by Shakira during her electrifying set with Jennifer Lopez.
The final look alludes with its snow leopard pattern vibe alludes to the past, but its introduction is entirely modern; after Blige steps onstage at the game, versions of her outfit and those worn by her dancers will be available as an NFT, a partnership with Dress X. “This is the next step in technology, and I want my fashion to be a part of that,” he says.
Fly sexy and hot but comfortable,” shared Blige before the show. “It means so much to perform at the Super Bowl.

VALENTINO 2022

Valentino is a fine example of designer Pierpaolo Piccioli’s in a good mood and is reflected the times that we are in.
In the fashion world, black is a colour or not ! And that was the line taken for this Valentino show. Pierpaolo’s darkness was lit occasionally by a scarlet handbag, long red gloves, by the sheen on the surface of a leather dress or even by different colours of flesh showing through dark chiffon.

MAX MARA PRE-FALL 2022

MOSHINO PRE-FALL 2022

I wanted to take…military codes and things that are so staid and formal, but do them in candy bonbon colors and make them feel more playful and surreal,” said designer Jeremy Scott.

Pop Art, Op Art and psychedelia; ’60s sci-fi dystopia and Sgt. Pepper band spirit all converged in Jeremy Scott’s color trip of a Moschino pre-fall 2022 men’s and women’s lineup.

I wanted to take those military codes and things that are so staid and formal, but do them in candy bonbon colors and make them feel more playful and surreal,” said Scott during a Zoom session from his Los Angeles home.

Two of his favorite films, “A Clockwork Orange” and “Blade Runner,” were also in the aesthetic blender, inspiring the bowler hats and the models’ exaggerated eye makeup. Continue reading