The Paris-Salzburg collection has brought Austria to New York. Within the immense hall of the Park Avenue Armory, the staging created for the occasion reinterprets the gold, marble and woodwork of Schloss Leopoldskron to create a modern version of it.
Guests were welcomed within five successive monochromatic salons where they discovered the collection’s looks.
The show drew inspiration from Austrian history, that of Empress Elisabeth “Sissi,” who was admired in her time for her elegance and beauty, as well as traditional attire such as the lederhosen and dirndl which Karl Lagerfeld infused with modern luxury by using an elegant yet sporty color palette. The signature piece of the collection is the four-pocketed jacket inspired by the garments that Gabrielle Chanel would have seen elevator operators wear at the Mittersill hotel during her stays in Austria. This further inspired the collection’s silhouettes of boxy jackets paired with wide-cut trousers featuring contrasting tuxedo stripes, calling to mind a structured, uniform-like look.
Flared jackets, capes and maxi-length coats reveal a pleat at the back that echo the traditional loden coat while their leather trimmings, gold embroidery, feathers and flower appliqués evoke the Austro-Hungarian period. Knits are punctuated with Alpine flora while Austria’s famous lederhosen are paired with leather breeches and also reimagined as handbags. A rich palette presented the iconic colors of white, red, navy and black enhanced with hues like forest green, khaki green, dove gray and brown. Sophisticated yet sporty, the collection was intentionally contemporary. Karl Lagerfeld explores Austrian style, showcasing its refinement through the savoir-faire of the Chanel ateliers. Embroidery, feathers and pleats are crafted with painstaking delicacy to give this collection a romantic edge. Tweed, leather and cashmere partnered with loden and felt, and these materials blended with satin, faille, taffeta and lace lend the collection a fresh, youthful vibe.
But in the case of Kesh, this is different. Los Angeles based visual artist discovered that Versace has duplicated without her consent one her original artwork, which was used in 2013 for the Kesh x American Apparell capsule collection. The graphic black-and-white clothing and accessories for American Apparel featuring a series of self-portraits by the artist printed on a selection of American Apparel’s classic styles.
When the collection came out the artist received support from models Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn (both were frequently seen in multiple pieces from the collaboration), to musicians like Jessie J, Wiz Khalifa and many more
According to Kesh’s rep Versace has not been responsive to inquiries made by the artist thus far.
“I have always had a deep admiration for Versace. It’s an iconic brand that has stood the test of time. I am deeply disappointed in this. This is not only artwork from a show that took me two years to develop and create. It is not only artwork from a collection that I created for American Apparel to provide something affordable and accessible to supporters of my work. But this is also my face! I can’t understand how something like this could happen.” KESH told New York Magazine’s The Cut earlier today.
Versace’s tee shirt retails for close to $600 at Selfridgies and is almost identical to Kesh’s creation for American Apparel, which retails for $50 at americanapparel.net.
Friday March 27, 2015 – Walter de Maria space, 421 East 6th Street
In the unassuming 5 story former 1920 ConEd substation, the legendary Walter de Maria space, Dom Pérignon feted the launch of its 2004 Vintage Rosé Champagne against a backdrop of cabaret performers directed and produced by no other than Susanne Bartsch.
Peering around the large, dark, magenta-lit room, guests were treated to a feast for the senses. A delicious intoxicating aroma of bubbly champagne filled the air while the hum of vivid conversation between celebutantes percolated as the night wore on.
Beyond the horizon of 8-ft tall stilted performers, dancing tumbleweeds and life-sized puppets, a young Peter Brant was chitty chatty with Daniela Della D’oro, Laura de Gunzburg, and Noor Gupta while a few meters away, brother Harry was making a bold entrance with Gaia Matisse.
The bubbly atmosphere extended beyond the bottle as Michael Avedon and Cory Kennedy were keeping each other company while Tobias Sorensen, Jasmine Tookes, and Shanina Shaik were entranced by the performance of a three headed, pasty-covered acrobat.
An unabashedly handsome Johann Huebl’s broad smile as he signaled an inside joke to his wingman, Daniel Benedict, looked nothing short of a perfect campaign ad (if not a bromance movie opener).
Later that evening, as folks began to depart from the Lenny Kravitz designed hall, despite male models steadfastly continuing to serve morsels of delectable amuse-bouches, a wind-chime of glasses toasting the evening’s event could be heard spilling into the cold LES streets.
Unemployed’s founders Cecile Winckler and Sophie Tabet celebrated the debut of the new magazine established to promote the work of young creatives last night with guests including Lily Donaldson, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Jac Jagaciak, Eniko Mihalik, Ruby Aldridge, Heidi Mount, Laura Love, Amirah Kassem, Tali Lennox, Mila de Wit, Jamie Burke, Ophelie Guillermand, Keegan Singh, India Menuez, Cleo Wade, Charlotte Kidd, Daniel Urzedo, Ada Kokosar, Alexis Dahan, Noot Seear, Naty Chabanenko, Camilla Deterre, Pietro Quaglia, Sigrid Agren, Stacey Bendet, Hans Longo, Hari Nef, Phoebe and Annette Stephens, Jenne Lombardo, Jamie Biden, Jeanann Williams, Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, Ekaterina Boki, Flynn Roddam, Fiona Byrne, Gigi Burris, Happy Masse, Lissy Trullie, Magnus Berger, Tenzin Wild, Pamela Bernier, Morgan Collett, Juliette Seydoux, Fares Fares, Dan Ragone, Dean Dempsey, Henry Hargreaves, Ric Pipino, Shirley Muland, Kesewa Aboah, Kyle Hotchkiss-Carone, Steve Clark, Christian Brylle, Felix Winckler, and more…
The magazine, which is designed as an unbound single document in a poster format, is comprised exclusively of visual imagery and regarded as a collectable object of art. Guests toasted the first issue of Unemployed as it hit newsstands in NYC last night and enjoyed a screening of “Lily Trotters,” a film by Hans Longo for Unemployed, which will premiere on the publication’s website (www.unemployedmag.com) this week. The site also features exclusive articles, editorial content, and short films. Last night marked the first Unemployed event in an ongoing series offline art exhibitions and film screenings.
Burberry is launching a new line of lipsticks call “Burberry Kisses”. The campaign, shot by Mario Testino stars model Suki Waterhouse, caught in a flirty situation with musician George Le Page, under the creative direction of chief creative and chief executive officer Christopher Bailey.
The line features the Burberry classic red, worn by Suki in the ad, and is also available in 28 buildable shades. Luminous colour and supreme comfort with six hours of continuous hydration.
“Burberry Kisses allow women to choose the end look they want from a barely there wash of color to deeper coverage,”
“The new collection includes our most extensive color palette to date.”
At Moschino, even in winter it’s impossible to get bored. The Italian house, which has always brought a note of humor, fully cultives its comic side since the arrival of Jeremy Scott as artistic director. After the Spring Summer 2015 Barbie show, the American designer delivered a flamboyant and cartoony art street wear for this autumn-winter 2015-2016. In this colorful and bold show, details are taken to the extreme. Bugs Bunny and his friends are printed on sweaters and baseball jerseys. Denim is revisited in a hot bling bling patchwork. A teddy bear motif softens the collection, before some magnificent graffiti twisted evening gowns close the show. Since Jeremy Scott joined Moschino a year ago, each of his shows created a social media buzz, in perfect coordination with Moschino limited capsule collection immediately available online and at select boutiques such as Colette in Paris.
Louis Vuitton just released its newest “Spirit of Travel” campaign. Following a safari scenery through the African savanah, Louis Vuitton sets its trunks halfway between the sky and the sea under the beating sun, in St Barth where Liya Kebede, Maartje Verhoef, Julia Nobis give themselves to exciting visions of Caribbean jaunts, wearing Nicolas Ghesquiere’s latest creations for the house.
A journey exquisite in its elegance. Precious trunks, unique luggage and celebrated bags ring in tune with this scintillating nature. As colours range from aqua, desert to forest hues, all of Louis Vuitton’s leather goods answer to this one radiant light. And then we have the Epi leather sitting inherently in Vuitton’s history, beating stronger now than ever in whole, pastel tones against the pulsating ripples that have forever adorned trunks and suitcases, the iconic Alma bag and the new Twist alike.
“Epi Landscapes” become one with nature and will be prominently displayed from the 6th April till 14th June in Louis Vuitton’s shop windows worldwide.
The campaign is set to break in magazines starting March 3rd 2015.
Photographer : Patrick Demarchelier
Models : Liya Kebede, Maartje Verhoef, Julia Nobis
Stylist : Marie-Amelie Sauve?
Hair : James Pecis
Makeup : James Kaliardos
Michael Kors, the incarnation of the American dream is happy. As always genuinely smiling, greeting his guest at the end of the show. Another success for the american designer, with this effortless sophisticated collection. The Kors touch, recognizable a mile away, his own secret formula, the right balance of luxe, the girls always look healthy. It was no exception today, just like when the american designer was artistic director of Celine a decade ago.
MK has always loved, used fur and This season it takes the center piece. Supermodel Natasha Poly opens the show wearing a sumptuous fox bathrobe with wide gray stripes and red.
It is high-end luxury but it is easy to wear, such as this nonchalant silk georgette pajamas embroidered with crystals, these cashmere herringbone or other capes. This fall, the line wraps the body loosely, the sort of comfort that clients are looking for especially in the winter cold. There is this fine lie between opulence, discretion and elegance, Kors is in the sweet spot where everything just looks right.
“Patchworks, patterns and prints,” is the title of the new Burberry Prorsum Fall 2015 collection by Christopher Bailey. It was a bohemian romantic scene with cashmere ponchos, indian scarves inlaid with small mirrors on large overcoats. But the best moments were this quilted lace camouflage trench and these folk prints, worn over spectacular collage colored suede boots. The Burberry Bucket Bag in English suede comes in animal prints, camouflage, House check and fringe. The soundtrack is provided by Clare Maguire, singer discovered on MySpace, which has already performed at the men’s fashion show in January. This time the front row had almost as many models as the runway: Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Donaldson, Naomi Campbell. The latter made a particularly noticeable entrance by arriving to her seat two-thirds of the show, draped in a white fox coat, to murmur an unexpected “Sorry!” Before sitting between Mario Testino and singer Sam Smith, winner of the last Grammy Awards.
SUPERGA just announced its collaboration with Rodarte. Kate and Laura Mulleavy have worked with Superga to create an exclusive range of sneakers for Spring 2015.
Superga’s iconic sneakers are revisited with a striking combination of materials. The classic low-top and high-top styles are designed in denim with a netting overlay, each featuring a contrasting tongue in snake print or crocodile embossed leather. Rodarte’s innovative approach to the classic sneaker also translates to the contrast of colors from black, white, blue, and brown.
We were inspired by Superga’s iconic look, and by taking that recognizable message and putting it in new context-one that conceptually explored innovative and interesting textures and fabrications. We built a world inspired by netting, stamped leathers, and surfaces (tweeds and denims). This allowed for us to keep the meaning of the Superga classic line, and yet, bring our point of view to the design. Kate and Laura Mulleavy.
The Superga Rodarte Spring/Summer 2015 collection is available starting now. The collection is priced from $ 239-$259 and will be available at the Superga Stores and Superga-USA.com.
Check out the campaign and video featuring Gia Coppola