Kent & Curwen Spring/Summer 2019 Collection

For Spring-Summer 2019 Kent & Curwen Creative Director Daniel Kearns has created a collection inspired by British heritage sporting uniforms and 90’s Brit pop culture.

The collection features vintage knit track tops, laid over poppy stripes on pants alongside reworked rugby stripe tops and shorts in a variety of updated colourways and designs. The 1926 badges dating back to the origins of the brand re-create the retro look.

Sweatshirts, T-shirts and monogrammed signature sweats – all feature the re-designed Kent & Curwen rose in new pastel shades as well as the embroidered incarnations of the signature three lion’s crest.

Kent & Curwen have extended their outerwear selection which welcomes cagoules in camo print with signature multiple badges and washed reflective fabric parkas that reference back to 90’s Brit pop culture. Printed t-shirts elevate the take on an off-duty look.

Accessories are a key focus this season, featuring school-boy inspired regatta striped scarves in various colourways, evoking the end of school term hysteria in anticipation of the summer break.

Hailey Bieber wearing the Malone Souliers ‘Daisy’ 

Hailey Bieber wearing the Malone Souliers ‘Daisy’

 

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Hailey Bieber
Hailey Bieber out and about, Paris Fashion Week, France – Mar 2019
Wearing Attico

STELLA MCCARTNEY ::: Winter 2019 Runway Show

The Winter 2019 ready-to-wear collection projects a powerful persona, evolving our signature contrast of strength and softness while looking to the past, present and future. Uniting Northern Soul references, fluidity, utility and upcycling, it is a collection designed to empower men and women to look and feel their best.

The palette is a rich combination of classic biscuit-brown, black and grey, and jewel-toned hues like bottle green and burgundy. Pops of vivid blue, pink, yellow, coppery sienna and multicoloured moments add splashes of bright colour.

Key accessories include cylinder bags with perforated logos, created in oversized and mini shapes. Anchoring the collection are platform crepe-sole boots, created in skinny knee-high silhouettes. A boot for both men and women has been created with iconic British brand Hunter, and it may be one of the most sustainable rubber boots ever made. It is set on sculptural natural rubber soles and fitted with Yulex sock inserts—a plant-based alternative to neoprene.

Twisted and wrapped adornments by celebrated artist Sheila Hicks have been created using Indigenous weaving techniques, worn like badges of honour for valour and bravery. These adornments act as wearable works of art.

Linking to the rainforest conservation surrounding the show, sustainable viscose sourced from certified forests is used throughout, as well as organic cotton and Eco-canvas.

Stella McCartney and Hunter Launch Sustainable Boot

Stella McCartney and Hunter have joined forces to create a new rubber boot, and it may just be the most sustainable ever made. Debuted in the Winter 2019 runway show in Paris, the design fuses Stella’s modernity as a designer with iconic British heritage to trailblaze a new generation of footwear, incorporating sustainably-sourced natural rubber and an innovative material called Yulex™. Hunter have been using natural rubber since 1856, and Stella McCartney have pushed this practice even further.

The natural rubber used in the boot is sourced from sustainably-managed, certified forests in Guatemala, guaranteeing that no rainforests were culled to farm the trees used and protecting the wellbeing of workers and local communities. The stretch sock insert is made from a material called Yulex™, which is also made from certified natural rubber. This material is used to replace traditional neoprene, generating 80% less climate-altering carbon dioxide but delivering near-identical performance in terms of strength and elasticity.

The design reinterprets the iconic Hunter Wellington boot with statement-making, sculptural soles and treads that have been built-out by hand. Sock inserts and webbed logo pull-tabs add athletic touches. Available in black, clatter grey and olive colourways for both men and women, they will be available from Stella McCartney, Hunter and key global stockists from September 2019.

 

 

Michael Kors AD Campaign S2019

“I wanted the images to capture the ease, confidence and irreverent attitude of today’s luxury travelers,” says Michael Kors of the Spring 2019 Michael Kors Collection ad campaign, photographed by renowned Dutch photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. “At a time when everyone is on the go 24/7, our Collection woman has already arrived.”

The new campaign portrays a modern interpretation of the designer’s iconic jet set sensibility. Inez and Vinoodh capture model Binx Walton in the intimacy of her hotel suite at the storied Le Negresco in Nice, France. The hotel’s lavish and playful interiors underline the brand’s iconic mix of glamour and ease—the signature of today’s jet set.  

“I’ve always loved how fashion can lift your spirits,” says Kors. “And this collection is all about optimism, romance and joy.” The clothes are a blend of the laid-back and the glamorous. Bright colors and bold patterns—from painterly florals to eclectic animal prints—mix with surf-inspired silhouettes, metallic brocades and romantic broderie anglaise to create a wardrobe that works all around the world. Accessories, including the first-ever Michael Kors Collection beach club totes and hand-painted destination totes, “bring a vacation attitude to a city situation.”