by J.T. on January 28th, 2015
Friday January 23, 2015 – Pavillon des Invalides
It’s always a treat to see girls on the runway at a men’s Givenchy show and just like the past seasons, supermodels made a surprise appearance. An hardly recognizable Doutzen Kroes followed by Frankie Rayder, Joan Smalls, Vanessa Moody and Imaan Hammam walked alongside the male cast. Today’s show was entitled “darkest obsessions”, a red and black set served as backdrop for the tailored neo gothic collection. Backstage, makeup artist Pat McGrath created an opalescent smoky eyes topped with green glitter and ombré bordeaux gloss lips.
McGrath also created face decoration pieces, made of seashells paired with sequins and crystals provided by Givenchy’s atelier.
“Riccardo wanted embellishment.With the fall 2015 women’s collections just around the corner, we couldn’t help but wonder: Is major statement makeup about to make a comeback?” Pat McGrath told Vogue.com
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by J.T. on January 27th, 2015
Sunday January 25, 2015 – Couvent Des Cordeliers
This season, Y-3 explores parts unknown with a brave, bold, kinetic collection inspired by aviation: its pioneering history and, tantalizingly, its future. Shown during Paris men’s fashion week at Couvent des Cordeliers, January 25th, 2015, the collection captured the magic of flight and the possibility of broadening horizons, pairing this message with elegant, sleek, strong sportswear and colorful accessories. Men’s and women’s pieces debuted side by side in a sharply tailored aesthetic—think peaked shoulders, cinched waists, and masterful outerwear—that at the same time pushed the limits of future tech. Models stalked the runway to music by Jiro Amimoto, enjoyed by front-row guests including adidas tennis icons Ilie Nastase and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, perhaps a glimpse of what’s next on Y-3’s radar.
From the origins of humanities pursuit of flight to the exciting future of space travel, flight remains an endlessly fascinating subject matter that is eternally relevant. In this collection, Yohji Yamamoto melds these two worlds—the nostalgia for flight’s past and the promise of its future—to create clothes that break boundaries. Inspired by pioneers of flight like Amelia Earhart and the Royal Air Force, Yamamoto conjures a classic silhouette realized in futuristic fabrics and with a trailblazing modern spirit. Regal, refined, and elegant, these clothes elevate sport-style to new heights.
by J.T. on January 24th, 2015
Thursday January 22, 2015 – Serre du Parc Andre Citroen
“I think Christopher Nemeth is the most important designer to come out of London alongside Vivienne Westwood” says Kim Jones
“He is Savile Row, he is the street, he is the club… his designs define London. He trained as a fine artist and came into fashion from being an illustrator, and that chimes with how I started. I can see the influence of his work in so many collections, and yet it is not often acknowledged and still seems unknown to many. That’s why, as we approach the fifth anniversary of his death, I wanted to openly celebrate Christopher Nemeth’s life and work this season at Louis Vuitton.”
With his Fall 2015-2016 collection for the Louis Vuitton, Kim Jones is celebrating the late Christopher Louis Nemeth (1959-2010). The artist entered the world of fashion unbound by the constraints of somebody who had trained within it. Born in Birmingham, England, he moved to London in 1979 to study painting at Camberwell College of Arts. It was after Art College that Christopher Nemeth began to make clothing for himself. Self-taught in pattern cutting, he utilised the canvas he would paint on, as well as discarded post sacks and reconfigured old suiting. Each became distinct signatures of his nascent ‘deconstructed’ style, a style revolutionary in clothing that was itself indivisible from his art practice. His art too would feature the portrayal of the process of making clothes, of needle and thread, the weave of fabric and hands at work. Creativity and craft were key for Christopher Nemeth and grew to encompass a distinct view that extended to furniture making and interior design, each decisively his own and part of a whole.
Christopher Nemeth’s clothes defined the spirit of London from the beginning to the mid-eighties; the make-do-and-mend attitude, the eschewing of ‘labels’, the self-actualised creativity of rebellious ‘home-craft’ were all part and parcel of a London in the throes of recession and Hard Times. Yet, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times; in many ways, Christopher Nemeth was ‘discovered’ by wearing his own clothes and the very force of his personality in them: he was tailor-made for the style press that had started to define magazines at the time. The photographer Mark Lebon had seen the young artist riding his bicycle while wearing his distinctive self-made clothes. Mark Lebon was already a fixture in i-D and The Face, striking up a friendship with Christopher Nemeth, he became a champion of the young designer in those magazines alongside the stylist and accessories designer Judy Blame.
By that point Christopher Nemeth had already decided to make and sell his clothing for and to other people. He had already become a fixture in that other hotbed of London creativity in the early to mid-eighties: Kensington Market. He would go on to be part of the legendary collective and shop that was The House of Beauty and Culture. The style of the interior designers’ of that store, Frick and Frack, has been the inspiration for the interior of the show today.
In 1986 Christopher Nemeth moved to Tokyo, where his spirit of creativity and craftsmanship continued uncompromised until his death. His Nemeth store in the Harajuku district stands as testament to this today; a total work of art, designed by Christopher Nemeth in its entirety and containing his classic designs. Like many who experience the creative axis of London-Tokyo, his work was refined and revitalised by Japan.
It is in this spirit that the tribute with Louis Vuitton takes place today. With the help of the Nemeth family and his extended family, in the fields of fashion and music, today’s Louis Vuitton show and collection continues to embrace the notions of craftsmanship and creativity in the field of fashion. It is a paean to the visionary spirit of London, Tokyo and Paris, and to one of fashion’s foremost pioneers: Christopher Nemeth.
Hair by Guido Palau
Makeup by Peter Philips
by J.T. on January 22nd, 2015
Last night Estee Lauder unveiled Kendall’s first commercial for the brand. The video shot in black and white shows the 19-year-old model striking sultry poses for the camera as she shows off her lashes.
The campaign highlights the brand’s latest launch, the Little Black Primer, a lash coat that can be used alone as a tint, under mascara as a primer or over mascara as a topcoat.
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by J.T. on January 22nd, 2015
Dolce & Gabbana has created their first-ever dedicated capsule collection exclusively for NET-A-PORTER.COM. The eight-piece capsule collection is inspired by the Mediterranean summer and features florals and lace, two of the house’s signature romantic aesthetics.
Shop Dolce & Gabbana’s romantic capsule collection available now at NET-A-PORTER.COM
DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print cady mini dress
DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-jacquard mini dress
DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print jacquard top and shorts
DOLCE & GABBANA Floral-print textured stretch-cotton dress
by J.T. on January 21st, 2015
“The Super Bowl is the single best opportunity for Victoria’s Secret to remind a global audience that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner,” said Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Jester Turney.
Victoria’s Secret will advertise during NBC’s broadcast of the National Football League’s Super Bowl XLIX airing on Sunday, Feb. 1. The advertisement is part of the brand’s Valentine’s Day marketing efforts which also include the release of their “Don’t Drop The Ball” web video that will premiere online today.
Victoria’s Secret Angels Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, Behati Prinsloo, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima star in the :30 spot, which was creatively conceived in-house for the Super Bowl. The ad will air after the 2-minute warning in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl telecast.
The “Don’t Drop The Ball” video features two teams playing football in red and white jerseys. After a fumble-free game, the winning team is revealed to be Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge and Behati Prinsloo with a special reminder to viewers: “Don’t drop the ball. It’s not Valentine’s Day without Victoria’s Secret.”
What team are you on?
Watch the video below:
Photos courtesy of Victoria Secret
by J.T. on January 21st, 2015
“It’s the secret to prolonging a good night. There have been so many times when people leave a club and they have to split up and find taxis or get stuck in traffic. They sober up. The party bus is the traveling party. It never stops.” Wang told WWD.
Shot in a party bus with LED lights & wrap-around couches, the Alexander Wang Spring 2015 Campaign features models Anna Ewers, Binx Leona Walton, Lexi Boling, Vanessa Moody, Dylan Xue & Sarah Brannon. Photographed by Steven Klein, the campaign was creative directed by Pascal Dangin of KiDS Creative & styled by Karl Templer, with set design by Stefan Beckman.
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Photographer: Steven Klein
Models: Anna Ewers, Binx Walton, Lexi Boling, Vanessa Moody, Dylan Xue, Sarah Brannon
Style: Karl Templer
by J.T. on January 21st, 2015
“I found the trip incredibly inspiring and an opportunity to learn about denim and make things I had been dreaming about finding. The collection is inherently the missing pieces of my dream denim wardrobe, which, as ever, is predominantly inspired by a late sixties, early seventies aesthetic.” Alexa Chung.
Our dream girl just dropped her “dream denim wardrobe” and it’s everything denim we always loved, wished to get. The collection features some effortless vintage inspired pieces such as mod dresses, perfect-fit tees, and high-waisted jeans.
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Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Collection
Photographer: Angelo Pennetta
Model: Alexa Chung
by J.T. on January 21st, 2015
Gucci and Kering announced this morning the appointment of Alessandro Michele as Gucci‘s new Creative Director with total creative responsibility for all of Gucci’s collections and its brand image. Alessandro’s first collection in his new role will be for Women’s ready-to-wear for Autumn/Winter 2015-16 to be presented on 25 February, in Milan.
Alessandro Michele, 42, studied at Accademia di Costume e di Moda in Rome and joined Fendi as Senior Accessories Designer. He moved to Gucci’s Design Office in 2002, assuming growing responsibilities within the Creative Department until he was promoted to the role of Associate to the Creative Director Frida Giannini in May 2011. In September 2014, he took on the additional responsibility as Creative Director of Richard Ginori, the renowned Italian fine porcelain brand that Gucci acquired in June 2013.
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by J.T. on January 18th, 2015
Saturday January 17, 2015 – via Gesù 12, Milan
“No decoration, no color, no print. Just the soul of Versace: silhouette and cut. This is the wardrobe of the new Versace world, the pieces a man should wear to be his best,” Donatella Versace.
For Fall 2015, Donatella strips down the Versace spirit of the usual flashy excess to leave the allure and silhouette speak for itself. Starting of clean, far from the past menswear gladiatorial collections. Neutrals dominated the show, but Versace prints weren’t absent but tone down, as well as Medusa gold hardware present on almost all pieces. Everything felt right and modern, well cut suits, luxurious cashmere, a fur hoodie spiced it up the minimalism of the show, while the buttery leather bomber reminded the audience that Versace is still rock’n roll no matter what.
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