BALENCIAGA VIRTUAL GAME

What to Know About Balenciaga’s Hybrid Video Game Fashion Show, really nothing at all !.The brand is revealing its fall 2021 collection in a video game titled “Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow.”

Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia is continuing his inclination for unusual fashion show formats with a first-of-its kind hybrid video game fashion show.

The Age of Tomorrow.” The video game is the latest unique format from the designer, who showed Balenciaga’s spring 2021 collection through a fashion film set to Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night” and showed the pre-summer collection on a rainy Paris evening.

From what to expect during the video game to how to play, here is everything you need to know about Balenciaga’s video game fashion show. That’s it.

C LIKE CHENON SCEAU CHANEL

Chanel had hoped to invite 200 guests to creative director Virginie Viard’s first fashion show outside Paris, but a second French lockdown forced the brand to revise its plans. When visitors take a guided tour of the Château de Chenonceau, they are often intrigued by the interlocking C that appear throughout the castle.

The initials are those of Catherine de Medicis, the former queen of France whose portrait hangs above an elaborate carved stone chimney bookended by lions. But to 21st century eyes, they look similar to the Chanel logo.

Also known as the Ladies’ Château, Chenonceau has a history marked by a succession of powerful women, of which the Renaissance rulers, in particular, inspired the label’s founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. Continue reading

COPYING BEAT OVEN

Camus said : “If you live with a lame person, you will soon be limping yourself”. Here are some sketches of hell on a splendid throne of Qatar, a parade of the mediocre that our decadent have spontaneously given birth to for the inexorable breakdown of the aesthetic and moral sense of sewing. In this adulterated universe swarming with small “designers” who, in the name of modernity, re-ingurgitate the work of their predecessors without having talent. The designer thinks he carries a needle like a sword, but it scrapes the stream and tirelessly copies his predecessors without having their genius.

It is a very sad profession; the one where one accepts that one without knowing how to assemble a tailor, without a little hand that works for him! It is a very strange profession to dub a mystifier who takes the ideas of some and mixes them with those of others to redo something old and new made by others. Apologize to Mr. Balmain, Mr. Givenchy, Mr. Guy Laroche, Mr. Montana and all those great designers who made fashion existing and what it is today, which you rapture in abundance. Continue reading

PHILIPPE CASSEGRAIN PASSED AWAY

Longchamp’s President Philippe Cassegrain dies of COVID-19 complications. Philippe Cassegrain, the designer of Longchamp’s famous Le Pliage bag, died in a hospital from COVID-19 complications, the French accessories house announced on Monday. He was 83.

Cassegrain held the title of president, and dedicated more than 60 years to the family-controlled firm. His father, Jean, founded Longchamp as a producer of tobacco pipe coverings. The company would go on to specialize in men’s leather goods from wallets to clutches made in its factories in France’s Loire Valley.

According to Lonchamp, Cassegrain was drafted by his father to advance the firm’s international expansion, sending him off to Asia, Africa and the U.S. in the fifties with Longchamp samples in his suitcase.

When he returned, he joined the business officially and helped his father in everything from creation and manufacturing to marketing and sales development. He took on the management helm in 1972, and introduced travel bags mingling nylon with leather. Continue reading

SIX MILLION EUROS FOR A HANDBAG

Luxury is a matter of money. Elegance is a matter of education. An Italian niche accessories brand, Boarini Milanesi, has just unveiled a hyper luxurious bag that retails for 6 million euros. How is that possible? The top-handle bag is crafted from alligator skin and festooned with 10 white gold butterflies studded with sapphires, diamonds and Paraiba tourmalines totaling more than 130 carats. Only three of the bags, which requires 1,000 hours of work to be completed, are to be produced.

Behind the astonishing opulence of the project lies a giving-back strategy. In fact, 800,000 euros from the sale of each bag will be donated to institutions dedicated to ridding the sea of plastics.

This decision is deeply linked to Boarini Milanesi’s cofounder Matteo Rodolfo Milanesi’s personal history, who wanted to celebrate the love for the sea of his father, who passed away when he was only a teenager. Continue reading

DESIGNER FRAGRANCES WHAT NEXT

Designer fragrances have had a storied history. Paul Poiret became a perfume entrepreneur in the early 1900s, while Gabrielle Chanel in 1921 introduced Chanel No. 5. Christian Dior started his storied perfume business with Miss Dior in 1947.

Yves Saint Laurent came out with Y in 1964. Norell, in 1968, “hit American department stores like a bomb,”. Halston by Halston launched in 1975. “In its second year, it made more money than the whole of Max Factor USA,

“Then came Opium in 1977, the blockbuster from Chantal Roos ,” YSL launch that channeled the brand’s essence of excess with everything from its provocative name, juice, advertising, bottle and launch party one year later on a boat moored in New York’s South Street Seaport, where vessels loaded with opium used to arrive from Asia. Continue reading

THE CARNAVAL OF SHANGHAI

For four days at the start of every November for the past seven years, a small water canal town two hours southwest of Shanghai turns into a lively hub celebrating all things Hanfu and traditional Chinese culture.

One of the largest events nationally on the Hanfu enthusiasts; calendar drawing thousands, the Xitang event costs just 90 renminbi, or $13, to take part. It brings together a carnival, fashion runway show, archery exhibitions and marketplace among its activities but mostly, it a fashion showcase. People spend their days parading around in their best Hanfu attire posing with the picturesque scenery the ancient town provides, wandering the grassy knolls and across its old curved stone bridges.

Dogs and cats also get the dress-up treatment. One trio of friends had two cats stashed away in clear pet carrier backpacks. Both had been outfitted in Hanfu. after the party they certainly eat them

THE WALKING DEAD

Actor Christian Serratos is best known so far for her role in “The Walking Dead,” but she’s about to become a lot more recognizable to the masses when she takes on the role of Selena in Netflix’s upcoming “Selena: The Series,” which premieres on Netflix Dec. 4.

She attended the American Music Awards Sunday night, wearing a Tom Ford gown and Forevermark jewels selected for her by her “Designer” .

As a stylist when you fall in love with something, you hope that the right girl and the right event comes along so that you can get the dress and style it. And she was the right girl. She’s stunning and I think Tom Ford noticed how stunning she was. It just felt right; she feels like the Tom Ford aesthetic. It was a really good collaboration.

A FLAVOR OF NEWS

Puig Acquires Majority Stake in Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury became the latest founder to score a billion-dollar beauty deal when Puig agreed to buy a majority stake in her business for what sources said was about 1.2 billion pounds. BDT Capital Partners also bought a stake in the business. For fragrance-focused Puig, the acquisition furthers exposure to the color cosmetics category, which the company has played in with Christian Louboutin Beauty and Carolina Herrera’s makeup line. The Charlotte Tilbury business also has an expanding and successful skin-care component, and was growing quickly even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Multiple strategic buyers, including the Estée Lauder Cos., were said to have looked at the business. Continue reading

SNEAKER IN GOLD

Fans of Balenciaga’s Track.2 sneaker can now buy a limited-edition sculpture of the shoe, part of a new category named Objects produced outside of the Paris-based label’s fashion collections. Only 20 of the metal sculptures, shaped like a size 41 sneaker, are available in Balenciaga stores and on its web site priced $5,750.

The sculpture is made in Italy with 16 cast brass pieces that are soldered and coated with palladium. Further objects, ranging from collectibles to items for everyday use, will be introduced individually throughout the year.

Saint Laurent, which like Balenciaga belongs to French luxury group Kering, began diversifying into limited-edition objects last year with the opening of its Rive Droite concept stores in Paris and Los Angeles, selling everything from yoga mats to Saint Laurent-branded condoms.

After transforming the stores into museums, the Fashion Brands transforms the accessories for the museums.

CANADA GOOSE

When your primary business is making outerwear to keep people warm in cold temperatures, the idea of global warming is especially dangerous. In April, Canada Goose laid out a sustainable impact strategy plan that includes becoming carbon-neutral by 2025.

Canada Goose offers a lifetime warranty on its products, which are all made in Canada, and will introduce the Standard Expedition Parka in January a jacket made from recycled and undyed fabric, lining and interlining, 100 percent responsibly sourced down and reclaimed fur. Inspired by the company’s signature Expedition Parka, the new model generates 30 percent less carbon. It will retail for $1,495, while the Expedition Parka sells for $1,295. Continue reading