FASHION CRUISE ON THE SEINE

On the eve of the first digital fashion weeks in Paris for couture and men’s wear, Olivier Rousteing and Balmain are swooping in with a live, floating fashion and music spectacle, after doing 700 models in his kitchen, In addition he has built the baot in his Batheroom !!! He is very strong indeed.

A barge is to cruise down the Seine River on Sunday evening, giving anyone gathered on the banks or pedestrian bridges a view of vintage couture and other fashions, a mini concert by French singer Yseult, and a surprise dance performance. Dubbed Balmain Sur Seine, it’s Rousteing’s way of celebrating the end of lockdown in Paris, reaffirming its stature as the capital of fashion, and making luxury more democratic, who does not belong to the institutions of French fashion, is a heresy for a couturier who does not know how to sew! Continue reading

CARTIER HUSSEIN PACHA

Setting the bar for luxury in a coronavirus era, Cartier has called on a diverse cast of assured stars for this year’s blockbuster watch launch for the label the new Pasha edition that kicks off in China.

Rami Malek, Troye Sivan, Willow Smith, Maisie Williams and Jackson Wang for the campaign, which includes a movie with all five discussing creativity and achievement, as well as short films featuring each one, and images by photographer Craig McDean, all set to flood social channels starting July 1 in China. Continue reading

ANNUAL GENERAL MELTING

LVMH is seeing “fairly robust” signs of recovery in some of its activities in June after widespread shutdowns of its stores and factories in the first half of the year, chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Arnault said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the company’s annual general meeting, which was held online due to ongoing sanitary restrictions in France designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, Arnault said it was impossible to forecast the impact of the pandemic on the group’s annual sales and results since some regions were still in lockdown.

“We do not yet fully know the timetable for the return to normal in the different areas where the group is established and we do not know in particular when the virus will disappear, hopefully completely,” The lord said. Continue reading

I AM NOT BLACK BY CIRCUMSTANCE

Bet Awards give an awards to Assa Traoré who has nothing to do with the Fashion world! It does not make sens.

I really hope, as other awards shows start to come back, we will see more Black designers represented not just when it’s convenient,” said L.A. designer Claude Kameni.

There wasn’t an actual red carpet, but Sunday’s virtual BET Awards was an impressive showcase of Black style nonetheless, starting with host Amanda Seales, representing all Black-designed clothing, jewelry, hair-care and makeup brands, including a custom gown by Los Angeles-based rising fashion star Claude Kameni. We wanted to tell a story of Black creativity, pay homage to iconic moments of Black style, and amplify the work of these Black fashion innovators; said Seales.

The BETs are our Oscars, our Grammys, our everything, where we are able to show ourselves and have fun and show off; said her stylist Bryon Javar of the 13 looks, using pieces from Pyer Moss, Romeo Hunte, Sergio Hudson, Sister Love, Brother Vellies, Grayscale, Bishme Cromartie, Dapper Dan-Gucci and more, and paying homage to iconic moments in Black style history, from Hilary Banks Nineties power wardrobe in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” to Janet Jackson’s fierce Rhythm Nation outfit. It made sense for this moment to celebrate Black everything Javar said. Continue reading

TAPS KENNETH AND KARL BRAND

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, and raised in Austria from age 4, the designer had previously shown at Arise Fashion Week in Lagos, and came on to the international radar as a finalist for the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.

Honoring its founder’s penchant for surprising collaborations, he has cooked up a capsule collection with buzzy designer Kenneth Ize, whose colorful, energetic fashions exalt Nigerian weaving and craft skills.

“The breadth of Karl’s work has been very inspiring to me, and it’s an honor to be working with his namesake maison,” Ize said, sharing details of the project first with WWD. “Our vision is to combine Karl’s Parisian-chic aesthetic with elements of traditional African artistry.”

Ize made a splash with his official Paris Fashion Week debut last February as Naomi Campbell closed the show, handily sparking a social-media sensation. Continue reading

PARIS FASHION READY FOR THE MESS

Paris Fashion Week will take place this fall with physical shows, augmented by a digital platform, French fashion’s governing body said on Wednesday. As usual, a weather vane would have been more accurate

The Spring 2021 women’s wear fashion week will be held from Sept. 28 to Oct. 6 and will comply for its implementation to the recommendations of public authorities.

The federation canceled couture and men’s fashion weeks this Summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has yet to release the schedules for the digital couture week, scheduled for July 6 to 8, and men’s shows, due to take place online from July 9 to 13. But why make it simple when you can make it complicated? Continue reading

SHAME ON ART

The art of shame or the shame of art! this is the ultimate for an Egyptian to have a “papy Russe”, and when this one is called Bergé it is linked to a traffic of antiques worth several tens of millions of euros that has been dismantled. It will shake up the fashion world, with five arrests, for hundreds of antiques sold in particular by the Pierre Bergé company, arts industry cultural looted in the Middle East in countries such as Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Syria. Continue reading

BURBERRY OUTDOOR SHOW

Riccardo Tisci is answering a cry from the great outdoors with plans to stage a Burberry presentation under British skies in September. Everyone’s invited to the spring 2021 outdoor shoW.

The show will take place on Sept. 17 Tisci’s lucky number and on the eve of London Fashion Week, which runs from Sept. 18 to 22. Burberry’s chief creative officer said he wanted to channel the “purity and simplicity of the outdoors” and redefine the fashion landscape through new forms of expression.

After Bambi a Tisci signature featured big in his first collection for the brand, while hand-sketched, painted and collaged animal prints have pranced and swung their way across jackets, bags and silk scarves. Continue reading

FAKE DRESSES FOR A FAKE DESIGNER

Olivier Rousteing and his team designed Balmain’s resort collection during the coronavirus pandemic, swapping images on WhatsApp and drafting in suppliers worldwide to get it made !!! Interesting !

Embroideries were done by old ladies working in their kitchen in the south of Italy, the myth of Haute Couture is killed in eggs. In Japan, they were working in their living room, you know in this very large apartment in Tokyo !!!

It was tough,” said the designer, who tried on the men’s prototypes in his Paris apartment. The fabrics were a real struggle because I was choosing by Zoom. It is a very difficult and great performance in fact, but so much easier than sewing a dress.

In the whole Balmain produced more than 400 looks for women and 300 for men, presented since June 15 in a digital showroom with an avatar of Rousteing acting as host and guide. But if you can make 400 models in your kitchen why not do away with the design studio ? Continue reading

WILLIAMS SHAVE ON YOU

Luxury brand Givenchy has announced the appointment of an American designer and founder of luxury streetwear label. Starting from June 16th, Williams will take on all creative responsibilities for women’s and men’s collections, whilst also independently designing for the Alyx brand.

Nickname Celtic neck cross. The 34-year-old self-taught designer said he is “honoured” to be taking on the role, succeeding Clare Waight Keller who left the fashion house in April. When you didn’t go to fashion school you can indeed be proud.

Williams described his appointment as his “lifelong dream”, before adding that “at the same time it’s bittersweet because we’re living in unprecedented times in the world. I just hope in some way I can bring hope and with my community and colleagues, create positive change for our industry and for the world.” The choice of Tolenado for an autodidact who does not know how to make a dress but more about making the buzz. The house can handle it like a puppet. Continue reading

BALMAIN SECOND LIVE

Monday, Rousteing said he leveraged high-tech means to reveal the humanity behind the collection, interspersing CGI razzmatazz, Zoom meetings and WhatsApp groups with footage of seamstresses, tailors and embroiderers toiling at home, pausing occasionally to celebrate a colleague’s birthday.

“It’s going to be like getting into the Balmain world from far away, but at the same time feeling really close,” Rousteing remarked. Visitors to the interactive “digital house” can visit various rooms to discover a variety of content. A technology invented by second live 15 years ago. Continue reading

THE MASQUERADE

Facebook and Instagram are opening up their temporary ban on nonmedical masks on their platforms to allow people to advertise them and post in IG shopping listings and marketplace.

In March, the platforms temporarily banned ads and commerce listings for masks on their apps to help protect against scams, misleading medical claims, media supply shortages, inflated prices and hoarding. Since then they have continued to monitor trends and activity around COVID-19 to better understand how people are using their platforms and advertising tools during the pandemic.

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, governments and authorities around the globe have evolved their guidance on the need to wear masks. Many health authorities now advise wearing nonmedical masks, and in some places, masks are required for activities such as taking public transportation or going inside a store. Continue reading