Stella McCartney | Winter Campaign

Stella McCartney Reveals Winter 2019Ad Campaign

“In an era of climate crisis, action is more important than ever. Our campaign features a cast of change agents who stand together for the future of our planet.”

Stella McCartney reveals her Winter 2019 Ad Campaign, making a call for climate action with a cast of inspiring change agents like Amber Valetta and members of activist group Extinction Rebellion. Narrated by Jane Goodall, the campaign is a powerful moment of unity as inspiring individuals stand with Stella to protect the planet. British photographer Johnny Dufort captures the striking campaign on the idyllic Welsh coast, encapsulating the stark beauty of nature and celebrating the activism taking place to protect it. Stella has been fighting for greener fashion with her sustainably-led label since its launch and through this campaign focuses on the importance of taking action.

Long-time friend of the house, having appeared in many previous campaigns over the years, Amber Valetta joins the cast embodying the Stella ethos as she uses her platform to help fight climate change and raise awareness of other social issues. Members of Extinction Rebellion Deya Ward, Ruby Munslow and Tori Tsui also feature, each showing their passion for positive planetary change in individual ways, like protest, political activism, filmmaking and raising public awareness. They stand with other models Emma Laird, Chloe Pearson, Chu Wong and Trinity Hill who were selected for being voices for change in their own field and further representing the activist spirit of the campaign.

A short film from the digital campaign, which will be revealed in September, includes a reading from renowned British environmentalist Jane Goodall of an emotive poem by author Jonathan Safran Foer. Written exclusively for the campaign, the poem features poignant statements like “Here is where we are born without choosing to be born, but then choose how to live. Here is where we have our long moment, where we cannot help but leave things differently than how we found them, and have the choice to leave things better. Here and only here are we home”,reminding us of the ironies and truths of everyday life and what is truly important. The supporting social media campaign also includes a series of “how to save the world” videos, sharing information and contributing to the conversation around the climate crisis with a touch of Stella’s irreverence.

The collection itself upholds the campaign message with sustainable pieces, including an upcycled, rainbow-coloured dress made from pieces of archival fabric and a range of organic cotton utilitarian pieces. The horse jacquard dresses are made with sustainable viscose, and all jersey and denim in the collection is made with organic cotton. Sculptural textile adornments by artist Sheila Hicks are worn by Amber in the campaign, with other accessories including functional logo mini bags in ECONYL® regenerated nylon, sleek Alter-Nappa leather backpacks, and updates on the iconic circular logo bag. Modern sunglasses made from the brand’s biodegradable bio-acetate also feature.

Since launching in 2001, the Stella McCartney brand has been deeply rooted in its dedication to being a responsible and modern company taking responsibility for the resources it uses and the impact it has on the environment. As a vegetarian brand, the brand never uses leather, fur, skins or feather in any products for both ethical and environmental reasons, setting a standard for the use of alternative materials. Supporting circularity, the brand is embracing new business models that will transform how clothes are produced, sold, shared, repaired and reused; promoting long lasting product with extended use to reduce environmental impactand help slow down the amount of natural resources currently being cultivated and extracted from the planet for fashion.

The digital campaign launches on www.stellamccartney.comand on the brand’s social media channels from the 23rdof July, with an accompanying print campaign to follow in select global September issues.

The collection will be available in Stella McCartney stores and on Stella McCartney.com from August 2019, as well as select Stella McCartney stores and wholesale accounts worldwide.

Credits:

Models:                                       Amber Valetta, Emma Laird, Chloe Pearson, Chu Wong, Trinity Hill, Deya Ward, Ruby Munslow and Tori Tsui.

Photographer:                            Johnny Dufort

DOP:                                             Deepa Keshvala

Styling:                                         Stella McCartney
Hair:                                              Gary Gill

Make-up:                                      Thomas De Kluyver

DIOR CAMPAIGN

Dior unveils Maria Grazia Chiuri’s autumn-winter 2019-2020 ready-to-wear collection, inspired by the rebellious elegance and creative audacity of the Teddy Boys’ Teddy Girls, counterparts of the English culture.In front of the objective of Brigitte Niedermair, the models Selena Forrest and Ruth Bell embody the committed spirit of these creations. On the occasion of her first campaign for the House, the Italian photographer – whose staging with graphic power gives life to fascinating diversions – imagined an artistic dialogue between past and present, figurative and art of purity. His contemporary look sublimates, through a game of curves and abstractions, the icons of the Dior style.A veritable ode to sorority, this series of shots outlines the contours of an affirmed femininity, like the silkscreen T-shirts Sisterhood is Global and Sisterhood is Powerful, which pay homage to the literary works of the American feminist poet Robin Morgan.Like a modern echo in the 1950s and the silhouette of the New Look, the Bar jacket has been redesigned in a more masculine line, highlighted by belts evoking the iconic curves of the Saddlebag. The latter, declined denim punctuated with the Dior Obliquepattern, is revealed alongside the Dior Book Toteand Diorcamp, both dressed in gingham, the iconic Lady Dior, revisited in matte leather, and the new home must-have , the 30 Montaignebag, presented in an unpublished version in crushed lamb leather, with a vintage effect.A standard of British culture dear to Christian Dior, the tartanmeets the toile de Jouyand the leopard, fetish codes of the couturier-founder. A statement of elegance according to Dior, punctuated with precious couture accessories, where shoes and heels, with small heels, pearls and sunglasses hemmed with crystals, rub shoulders with the reversible veil bobs created by Stephen Jones, the British hatter of the House.

Chloe

Fall Winter 2019-20 Campaign

Photographed in the Highlands, the Chloé Fall Winter 2019 campaign revisits the notions of love, passion and commitment that Natacha Ramsay-Levy explored throughout the runway collection.

From intimate landscapes of the heart to a luminous yet rugged backdrop, this expedition showcases natural, equestrian and naval references with lightness and femininity.

Outdoor tailoring in tartan and tweed, a palette of tundra and aquatic tones, and dresses in undulating volumes bridge Old World ceremony and sensuality.

Here, from the great heights of Scotland, the two women share spontaneous moments of sisterhood, exuding carefree confidence.

BOTTEGA VENETA

BOTTEGA VENETA WOMEN’S AND MEN’S FALL 2019 CAMPAIGN

The Fall 2019 advertising campaign expands the new universe of Bottega Veneta, defined by Creative Director Daniel Lee, shot by photographer Tyrone Lebon in Los Angeles.

A stark sun-bleached concrete basin in Joshua Tree, California; with eternal blue sky and broad horizons, warmth and sensuality, set the scene for endless possibilities.

A fast car in pure gold is up-ended, as power is subverted, and these images offer a new vantage on the traditional status of luxury itself.

Post-modern symbols of status, glamour and reflection set off the graphic silhouettes of the Fall 2019 collection; this campaign captures a new vision of a modern, unapologetic luxury.

Juxtaposed subversion finds reflection in the clothes. The inherent codes of elevation, desire and sensual identity, the raw contrast of man versus machine, remains at the core of the images that reference the collection in line, cut, construction.

Fall 2019 is clean, precise, and polished. This Bottega Veneta looks from a different angle. Look with new eyes. Discover a fresh point of view.

“Strength, sensuality, being in the moment. Bottega Veneta is about defining a point of view, a new way of seeing subtle individuality, and then subverting that status”, says Daniel Lee.

Michael Kors

A HISTORY        

Michael Kors’ Signature logo print, a geometric pattern featuring the designer’s initials rendered in a clean, stylized design, was first introduced on the runway for Fall 2000 as a complement to that season’s art deco mood.

The graphic MK pattern was shown on a range of items from ready-to-wear to knitwear. Conceived as a modern take on the classic monogram, it was a nod not only to Michael’s signature but to a pattern he sketched often throughout his school years.  

GIVENCHY HAUTE COUTURE FALL-WINTER 2019 COLLECTION

Themodernity of Haute Couture is in equilibrium, where the threads of a gilded past weave a radical future. Amidst ingenuity, the Givenchy Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2019 collection embodies a palimpsest of glamour – as traces of peerless majesty are streaked with rebellion. Unravelling a tapestry of romance and antiquity,Clare Waight Keller invokes the notion of Noblesse Radicale, inflecting the traditions of Givenchy Haute Couture with new textures and volumes. Bearing the fruit of imaginary journeys  through villas, chateaux, and stately homes, these swans emerge as punk effigies – bowerbirds of plumage traced with Indian palamporeand silver filigree. Paraded through the nave of the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, each silhouette bears the name of French Châteaux, in a subtle wink to the birthplaces of the grand tradition of Haute Couture.

En tremblant, ensembles shiver with rapturous embellishment – accumulating heirloom finery from head to toe. From flowering wallpapers and rich upholstery to heraldic silverware, impressions of the past dissolve into modern contrasts of tailleur and deconstructed eveningwear. Debuting in shredded hound’s tooth and
dégradé tweed, the greyscale palette is warmed through in petrol and Prussian blue with soft shades of flamingo pink, periwinkle, jade and straw. On a sculpted round shoulder and hourglass waist, blazers and coats evoke riding capes or tuxedo hybrids in grain de poudre wool, silk satin and double-face cashmere. Invoking the immortal symbolismof the ‘Tree of Life’, the unfurling leaves, petals and ripe fruits of palampore motifs are woven through monochrome jacquards and adorned with precious beading, their chintz and chrysanthemumblooms appearing on swathes of draped taffeta, dazzling sheaths of tonal sequins, and crèpe flecked with sprays of marabou.
Flyaway ribbons cinch parachute shapes layered over dropped crinolines and pleated tulle skirts, whilst fitted bodices fall into iridescent lace pleating or fountains of fringe. Evoking the notion of ‘undone glamour’, opulent men’s silhouettes reprise the palampore motif in embellished lounge tailoring encrusted with metal work. On foot, classic pointed pumps and booties are finished in jewel-toned transparency, as sandals are traced with crystal vines. Accentuating the rebellious grandeur of crested mohawks and seed pearl chandelier

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Stella McCartney Unveils the ‘All Together Now’ Campaign

Stella McCartney launches her new ‘All Together Now’ collection, unveiled by breakthrough American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish over the weekend as she wore a custom set for her first ever Glastonbury performance. The collection and its accompanying campaign are inspired by the iconic Beatles film ‘Yellow Submarine’, bringing its spirit back to life and sending its message of peace, love and togetherness to a new generation. Starring up-and-coming artists Oscar Jerome, Keyah Blu, Joy Crookes and Femi Koleoso, the campaign film is a psychedelic adventure through a colourful world and a celebration of the power of music, capturing the playfulness and irreverence that are core to the Stella McCartney DNA.

‘Yellow Submarine’ celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, with its hand-drawn, vivid imagery digitally remastered for today, and upon revisiting it Stella was inspired by its positive message and was driven to do something special.

Stella says of the campaign and the collection: “It’s shockingly modern, what those 4 young guys did. The beauty of the lyrics blows me away. I found that I was removing myself from the fact that it was family, and just finding myself as a fashion designer watching a piece of material that was massively and emotionally effective to me. We pulled apart the music, the lyrics, the psychedelia and the comedy and turned them into something new.”

The campaign features key pieces from the new ‘All Together Now’ collection which are directly inspired by scenes and motifs from ‘Yellow Submarine’. Classics are transformed with pop-art portraits and text graphics, dresses are brought to life with vivid prints and outerwear is transformed with eclectic embroidery. Each piece is statement-making, unique and alive with colour, honouring the original artwork while offering a modern perspective. The collection spans men’s ready-to-wear and kidswear and also includes accessories and knitwear.

Since launching in 2001, the Stella McCartney brand has been deeply rooted in its dedication to being a responsible and modern company taking responsibility for the resources it uses and the impact it has on the environment.  As a vegetarian brand, the brand never uses leather, fur, skins or feather in any products for both ethical and environmental reasons, setting a standard for the use of alternative materials.

The digital campaign is going live on www.stellamccartney.com and the brand’s social media platforms on the 8th of July. Stay tuned to the brand’s channels for further announcements.

The collection will be available in Stella McCartney stores and on Stella McCartney.com, as well as select stores worldwide. For women, ready-to-wear ranges from HKD 2,600 to HKD 22,550, and shoes and accessories range from HKD 5,150 to HKD 10,200. For men, ready-to-wear ranges from HKD 2,300 to HKD 53,400.

Credits:

Models:                       Oscar Jerome, Joy Crookes, Keyah Blu and Femi Koleoso

Stills and Film:            Semaine

Styling:                        Karen Langley

Hair:                            Kei Tarada

Make-up:                    Ciara O’Shea

Ports 1961 2019 Fall/ Winter Collection

“UNCLASSICAL”

A new view on elegance. For Autumn/Winter 2019, PORTS 1961 design team examine archetypes of bourgeoise dressing, twisting the classic, the known, to become different.

Pared back and precise, the collection is built around cut. Gestures of draped cloth, inspired by foulards and handkerchief swatches, animate silhouettes with flying panels and scarf-effects. Layering evokes an idea of protection, of revelation in the unwrapping. The interiors of bonded fabrics in generously-cut outerwear match the clothes worn underneath, a take on a conservative twinset.

Evoking scenarios of bourgeoisie life, a baroque wallpaper pattern becomes a placement print on cottons and wools, interrupting the surfaces. Sometimes a skirt is literally twisted, to show its other side.

There is play with the age-old building-blocks of a wardrobe: coats, suits, dresses – classics. The clothes are layered up and stripped away, a lady coming undone. The signature PORTS 1961 white shirt is dissected, deconstructed – the collar becomes a decorative device, skin exposed. Knitted dresses are dissected into composite parts, allowing slashes of skin to be revealed. Woollen work shirts are carved out in back.

There is a touch of trompe l’oeil toying – again, a twist on the expected. Jackets appear with double-front, as if layered over other pieces; trousers worn underneath dresses are actually boots, with attached sleeves of cloth; jewellery features locks of hair, the earrings appearing to add length to the wearer’s own. And a sequence of furs are actually created from weightless looped yarn knits.

Fabrics are pure, assured: cashmeres and camelhair, wools coated and bonded, houndstooth and prince-of-wales tailoring, cottons. They are rendered in a hyper-classic palette of grey, camel, black and white, weighted with off-kilter touches of carmine, satsuma and eggshell. Animal patterns – reworked zebras, leopard – are recreated in jacquards and knit. For evening, stretch and double face duchesse satins in striking black and white evoke masculine tuxedo dressing, but feminised.

The whole is an emotional journey – pulling apart, putting back together. Twisting, turning, voyaging. A layered exploration, each outfit offering a fresh port of call.

 

Z Zegna Summer 2020

A CONSCIOUS LIFESTYLE

Desertification is an environmental challenge of our time and must be considered as a threat to global wellbeing. For over eighty years, Ermenegildo Zegna has been at the forefront in developing reforestation and environment preservation, which resulted in the outstanding Oasi Zegna in Biella, Valdilana Region.

In keeping with the company’s continuous commitment to a sustainable world, with the Summer 2020 season, Z Zegna embraces an ethical and conscious lifestyle, driving the choice of materials and techniques. In this perspective, the concept of desertification is not only the theme inspiring Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori’s distinctive and authentic vision, but is a reflection of a mindset shaping the present and the future of the brand. Enhanced by the engaging set up of an infinity room – installed at Fortezza da Basso’s Teatrino Lorenese – unexpected video projections outline an imaginary desert where real and virtual merge.

Materials crafted from up-cycled and recyclable fibers, water-friendly treatments and washing processes, as well as fibers blends, are the invisible stitches conveying Z Zegna’s mindful approach to cutting-edge, urban sophistication.

Conceived for contemporary metropolitan explorers, the collection perfectly matches ultra-lightness, high-performance and unquestionable style. Deconstructed silhouettes are manufactured from featherweight materials, which are left unlined or feature electro welded membranes fusing into the external layers. High-tech net with a silky feel is printed with revisited Madras checks, while chiné reveals Z Zegna’s refined take on iridescent motifs. Loose outwear styles, including windbreakers, anoraks and bombers, sporting a charming mix and match of shiny and mat textures, are paired with pants cut in three different shapes: slim, cargos and carrots.

Breaking new grounds in the industry, Z Zegna also evolves its TECHMERINOTM WASH&GO project, featuring crease-free merino natural wool, which now shines with tactile, textured effects. Evoking the striking colors of the desert at sunset, deep rust is peppered by prismatic accents. Nocturnal indigo is refreshed with off-white and orange shades, while desert and khaki neutrals are paired with the neon boldness of lime green and pink red.

Quintessentially urban, the iconic A-MAZE sneakers with chunky soles are juxtaposed to high-tech sandals and chukka boots with a lived-in effect, which set an adventurous utilitarian aesthetic.

CHLOE | Fall/Winter

Sentiments of volcanic sensuality stir the Chloé FALL Winter 2019 collection to great heights – from the aurora borealis through lost forests and ancient seas – as a clan of Chloé girls navigate the volatile territory between love, passion, and commitment.

In intrepid crescendo, the collection battles the elements – coaxing the trappings of old world ceremony towards new zeniths of womanhood.

Contrasting pale Chloé neutrals with tones of the tundra, the palette plays both hot and cold in shades of navy and petrol, indigo, umber, dusty pink, and cornflower blue.

Through deconstructed archetypes and brass button finery, outerwear and flou become entwined in fitted redingote or cape shapes, open kilt skirts, and slim, high-waisted flares.

Mixed-media jewels encompass ombré resin amulets and cuffs, as the Femininities motif finds new duality as a two-tone lovers’ charm.

On foot, square-toe ankle boots on a stacked heel are inlaid with piped leather, checks and ribbed knit.

In embossed leathers and soft calfskin, the belted Aby chain bag is joined by the Aby lock clutch in stamped croc, whilst the ‘C’ and Tess shapes return in two-tone ombré leathers.