JOYCE SPOT: WEEKLY HANDPICKED ICONIC & EMERGING DESIGNERS

JOYCE SPOT presents a weekly spotlight. Handpicked pieces hot off the virtual runway. Selected from our global network of designer talents, this is the best of JOYCE distilled down to its core. Stay tuned for the latest additions from iconic and emerging designers – such as ROKH, A.W.A.K.E MODE, CASABLANCA,  MOLLY GODDARD, PHIPPS, JORDAN DALAH STUDIO, A-COLD-WALL, KOLOR, WOOYOUNGMI, ALESSANDRA RICH,  GEOFFREY B. SMALL, JAN JAN VAN ESSCHE, FETICO.

Menswear

 

CHANEL | FW 2021/22 RTW collection

THE FALL-WINTER 2021/22 READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION PRESS KIT PHOTOGRAPHED BY INEZ & VINOODH

For the press kit for the Fall-Winter 2021/22 Ready-to-Wear collection imagined by Virginie Viard, the duo Inez & Vinoodh photographed the models Lola Nicon, Vivienne Rohner, Mahany Pery, Louise de Chevigny, Abby Champion, Malika Louback and Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, on the rue Princesse in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood in Paris.

The film of the show will be unveiled on Tuesday March 9th from 10.30am (Paris time) on chanel.com.

The Spring-Summer 2021 eyewear collection by Chanel

SPRING-SUMMER 2021 EYEWEAR COLLECTION

Like the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear show, the sunglasses in the collection are inspired by the world of cinema. From Hollywood to the New Wave, from black and white to camera flashes on the red carpets, these designs are writing the script for a season of contemporary glamour.

Seen at the show, one pair of sunglasses in metal revisits the cat eye style with a minimalist spirit. Intensely black, the lenses reveal a gold insert. A detail that is both discreet and sophisticated, reminiscent of Gabrielle Chanel’s taste for gold, which she would use in particular to illuminate the radical black of her creations.

Tweed, leather or denim… CHANEL’s glasses often come dressed in materials from the House’s Ready-to-Wear collections. This season, the sequins from the Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection appear on two black acetate frames, in a nod to the flash bulbs on the red carpet. The temples of the first one, an XL square, are swathed in black micro-sequins revealing the letters “CHANEL” in silver metal. The second design, a butterfly frame with softened angles, is almost entirely covered with sequins and is decorated with a double C in gold metal at the start of the temples.

Finally, CHANEL’s black and white two-tone features on a square frame with rounded edges in black acetate hemmed in white and signed with the letters “CHANEL”. This graphic design is also available in negative, as a white version highlighted with black. Two other pairs of glasses complete this line: one with a black front, adorned with white temples, while the other, entirely black, is illuminated with white strass forming the name “CHANEL” along the temples. An elegant ode to cinema and its eternal magic.

The Spring-Summer 2021 eyewear collection will be available exclusively in CHANEL boutiques from March 2021.

SPRING 2021 MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS AND MICHAEL KORS MENS AD CAMPAIGN

THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL: JET-SETTER BELLA HADID REDISCOVERS ICONIC NEW YORK CITY SITES THROUGH SPRING 2021 MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS AND MICHAEL KORS MENS AD CAMPAIGN

Michael Kors is pleased to announce the release of the Spring 2021 ad campaign for MICHAEL Michael Kors and Michael Kors Mens, starring Bella Hadid, Mayowa Nicholas, Heejung Park and Salomon Diaz in a short film by famed music video director Matty Peacock, and still images by New York photographer Jason Kim.

The new campaign reimagines the brand’s jet set roots for the current times. Borrowing legendary editor and fashion icon Diana Vreeland’s famous line, “the eye has to travel,” we focus on those elements of travel—adventure, exploration and a new perspective—that are experienced even when staying close to home. Throughout the video-driven campaign, we rediscover New York City through the daydreams of quintessential jet-setter and supermodel Bella Hadid. From the Empire Diner to The American Museum of Natural History, to Central Park and breathtaking views of the New York Harbor, the campaign opens the door to some of New York’s most iconic sights.

“As Diana Vreeland famously said, ‘the eye has to travel’—and during these times when we might not be able to experience new destinations, we have to find other ways to change our eye and imagine different possibilities,” says Michael Kors. “Whether it’s looking back at old photos, flipping through a travel book or visiting places in your city or neighborhood, we all need that momentary escape to decompress and feel inspired.”

For MICHAEL Michael Kors Spring 2021, the looks blend on-the-go cool with city polish. Splashes of color pop against laid-back denim, chic outerwear and bold stripes. When it comes to accessories, the campaign spotlights the brand’s Signature logo. The Slater crossbody bag is featured in vanilla Signature logo with clementine orange trim. The iconic SoHo chain handbag is also highlighted, styled in fresh seasonal colorways and updated with glamorous metal studding.

This season, Michael Kors Mens offers the ultimate in city-sleek polish with sporty separates, striped Signature logo accessories and luxe sunglasses.

The global campaign will debut in February, with print ads running in select spring issues worldwide. The images will also appear in digital outlets, as well as social media platforms and traditional outdoor media placement.

Off-White™ Reveals Spring/Summer 2021 Collection

“Imaginary TV” Captures Off-White’s Universal Approach to Creativity by Promoting Inclusivity and Pushing the Envelope Forward for the Industry

Off-White™ and its Founder and Creative Director Virgil Abloh hosted a groundbreaking, globally-interconnected digital event to reveal the label’s Spring/Summer 2021 collection. The get together is dubbed “Imaginary TV,” and the interface—custom built for this unique showcase—features an interactive online complex, complete with a series of special performances. Off-White™’s virtual landscape (which will remain online post-event) offers a myriad selection of channels and networks, just like a television set. Each has a specific purpose in demonstrating the concepts behind the collection. Milan-based and international performers expressing a range of artistic practices have contributed to this electronic experience, mixing fashion with frontier-pushing digital innovation. Ultimately, Abloh envisioned this space as a way to contemporarily reflect Off-White™’s pillars: “Imaginary TV” captures a universal approach to creativity by promoting inclusivity and pushing the envelope forward in terms of how the industry, consumers and fans alike interact with one another.

Products highlighted in the digital rooms include: the Off-White™ x Air Jordan collaboration, eyewear, Off-Active athletic clothing, the “Out-of-Office” sneaker, the Spring/Summer 2021 collection’s overall stories and the launch of a new accessory called The Burrow Bag. The Burrow Bag is an evolution of Abloh’s “Swiss” and “meteor shower” concepts; it debuts with a perforated shoulder bag shape, featuring luxurious materials and finished with a handcrafted finesse. This punch-holed graphic treatment is becoming more and more established in the Off-White™ aesthetic canon. Moreover, the shoulder bag on view in “Imaginary TV” is, in fact, already buyable at www.off—white.com and www.farfetch.com.

The rest of the collection, titled “Adam is Eve,” will become available over three product drops between February and May. This delivery-staggering demonstrates Off-White™’s disruptive new business model of presenting collections and immediately following these unveilings with the first drop, whereby the rest of the lineup is released throughout the season. Abloh has created a gender-blended lineup that remains optimistic and idea-diverse, rife with juxtaposed thoughts and interchangeable elements. Length, volume, color and cut are all fluid; this is the first time that Off-White™ has merged its menswear and womenswear design studios, creating a liquidity and a common ground between the two. Print is minimal, but when used, it flourishes; tones are solid and blocked, cutout and lengthened across heightening silhouettes.

“The idea of ‘Imaginary TV’ stems from a modern poetic vision for, and of, the evermore virtual world. It takes a universal and all-inclusive approach. I want to connect and generate a global network, and bring together creativity while catalyzing a range of emotions,” says Virgil Abloh. “We’re living in a world and at a time that is already largely digitally native. Within the collection itself, I wanted to capture what it is to be human at this very moment. Conundrum is OK, glitches are OK, duality is OK, and a dissolution of norms is OK.”

Within “Imaginary TV,” the Spring/Summer 2021 collection is highlighted by live performances and live activations in Italy. These installations and engagements comprised a varied mix of disciplines, lensing different cultures, humanity, artistry, a sense of celebration and self-expression. Talents include Michele Rizzo, Graffiti Milano, Caterina Barbieri, a group of free-climbing athletes, Binta Diaw, Fabio Cherstich, Damiano Afrira and Off-White™’s own skilled artisans.

“Imaginary TV” also presents international performances at various slots throughout the day. Abloh enlisted the help of an international assortment of talent across time zones, furthering this notion of proximity and connection across time and distance. These multidisciplinary talents include: Wallette, Ash Lauryin, Domi and JD Beck, Letizia Galloni, Prince Gyasi, Mdou Mocatr, Liang Biying, and Kiri Okuyama.

 

BOSS 2021 Spring Summer Collection

The seasonal palette brings together vibrant shades and beautiful pastels, grounded by neutrals and deep, saturated tones.

Green takes center stage. Light emerald and deep forest green are worn as head-to-toe looks, or appear blocked against neutral sand, beige, and black to modern effect. Vivid fuchsia is used as a highlight color, bringing the energy of summer to lightweight knitwear and sporty pieces alike.

The work of young London-based artist William Farr, which unites flowers with found objects, inspires embroidered and printed pieces, from flowing silk pants to handcrafted leather shoes.

BOSS presents an opportunity to look back, reflect, and move forward – embracing change along the way. Casual silhouettes are brought to the runway.

 

Men’s hoodies, a casual signature, appear on the runway for the first time, layered under sporty jackets or dressed up beneath double-breasted tailoring.

Relaxed-fit drawstring pants, often finished with cargo pockets, ensure the BOSS man strides forward in laid-back style, while no summer would be complete without shorts, which this season adopt a Bermuda-style aesthetic.

Micro tops form the base of layered looks, in an easygoing vision for the BOSS woman.

Gucci | Doraemon

Gucci 農曆新年廣告企劃推出 日本人氣動漫角色多啦 A 夢別注系列

為慶賀 2 月 12 日正式踏入辛丑牛年,Gucci 創作總監 Alessandro Michele 特別設計了一個農曆新年別注系列,與日本人氣動漫角色多啦 A 夢攜手共賀新禧。 多啦 A 夢是來自 22 世紀的貓型機械人,特地穿越時空回來,利用四次元百寶袋內藏的法寶幫 助小學生野比大雄。是次 Doraemon X Gucci 聯乘企劃亦標誌著漫畫版《多啦 A 夢》踏入 50 周年。

多啦 A 夢亦化身全新 Gucci 農曆新年廣告企劃主角,亮相於攝影師 Angelo Pennetta 的鏡 頭前。這隻人氣機械貓是來自幻想國度的友伴,陪你度過日常生活的每一刻,無論是吃早餐、 打電玩還是在花園舉行派對,可愛的多啦 A 夢都為你和好友增添歡樂色彩,將平凡時刻化作 愉快冒險。

男女裝別注系列網羅不同種類的單品,在 GG 圖案上加印經典藍色多啦 A 夢標誌,將於 1 月 12 日推出。至 1 月底,多啦 A 夢將換上俏皮新裝,在新一批限量單品上閃亮登場,慶賀辛丑 牛年。

系列將透過 Gucci 數碼平台及全球指定 Gucci 專門店進行推廣。品牌向互動數碼地圖上標示 位置的圖標取材的期間限定店 Gucci Pins,亦將為多個城市帶來精彩的購物體驗,讓人樂在 其中。

Gucci 2021 年農曆新年系列擁有專屬的可持續包裝物料,包括可完全回收再造的環保包裝袋 和吊牌,兩者同樣印有多啦 A 夢圖像,慶祝漫畫面世 50 周年。

這隻日本大人氣機械貓更將蒞臨澳洲、中國、香港、印度、日本、馬來西亞、新加坡、台灣、 泰國及越南的指定專門店,在外牆或對街裝置上矚目登場。此外,多啦 A 夢亦將成為上海和 香港 Gucci ArtWalls 的主角,在 GG 圖案前亮相,呼應別注系列的設計。

Gucci App則特別為企劃推出手遊,利用擴增實景技術(AR)將多啦A夢活現眼前。用家只需 掃描相關的Gucci ArtWalls及系列包裝,即可欣賞到心愛的卡通人物生動演出。

Gucci’s campaign for Chinese New Year celebrates the House’s dedicated collection featuring Japanese manga character Doraemon

To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, commencing on February 12th and which heralds the Year of the Ox, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele has imagined a dedicated collection of special items that feature the famous Japanese manga and anime character, Doraemon – the cat-type robot sent from the XXII century to help a young boy called Nobita Nobi with secret gadgets from his four-dimensional pouch. The resulting Doraemon X Gucci collaboration is also marking the manga’s 50th anniversary.

For the occasion, Doreamon takes the stage of the new Gucci Chinese New Year campaign shot by photographer Angelo Pennetta. This highly recognizable character becomes a companion who transforms everyday activities into joyful adventures. From having breakfast, to playing video games with friends or partying in the garden, the affable Doraemon in the role of an imaginary friend brings color into people’s lives.

The special collection for men and women featuring pop icon Doraemon in his classic blue color over the GG motif, across different product categories, will debut on January 12th. Later in the month of January, a new special and playful Doraemon‘s disguise, exclusively created in tribute to the year of the Ox, will be revealed.

The pieces will be promoted through Gucci’s digital channels and selected Gucci stores worldwide. Gucci Pins, the House’s ephemeral stores inspired by the pins seen on interactive digital maps, will also bring immersive shopping experiences to several cities.

The Gucci 2021 Chinese New Year Collection has its own sustainable packaging, which comprisesfully recyclablegreen bags and matching swing tickets referencing the 50th anniversary of the cartoon, all featuring Doraemon.

Furtherly under the spotlight, the Japanese manga character will take over selected store façades and street installations in different cities across Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Doraemon will also be the star of two Gucci ArtWalls in Shanghai and Hong Kong, where he will pose over the GG motif, as in the collection.

Bespoke entertainment will be available on the Gucci App bringing Doraemon figure to life thanks to Augmented Reality. Scanning the Gucci ArtWalls and the dedicated packaging, users will discover a choreography by their favourite character.

Credits

©Fujiko-Pro
Creative Director: Alessandro Michele

Art Director: Cristopher Simmonds

Photographer: Angelo Pennetta

Shanghai Tang Chinese New Year 2021 Transform and Renew with the Year of the Ox

As we collectively turn the page to 2021, this Chinese New Year carries exceptionally meaningful significance. With Shanghai Tang’s CNY 2021 Collection, never has a start felt so fresh, where every change – no matter how miniscule – is poised to make a world of difference. Together we take back the reins, restore balance and radiate light – it’s time to reclaim all the good luck, fortune and power that’s always been yours.

Through this all-encompassing range of brilliant looks, sophisticated home decor and thoughtful gifts, Shanghai Tang CNY 2021 collection inspires and invites you to partake in an inclusive celebration for everyone to enjoy.

Inclusive Style, Exclusive Statement

Make your new year debut with a breathtaking Embossed Floral Jacquard Qipao from the CNY collection. Embossed with the unmistakable Chinese Herbaceous Peony, a symbol of love and prosperity, this qipao’s textured floral pattern is beautifully accented with the subtle sparkle of silver stitching. 

A layering piece that everyone can love, the unisex Silk Crepe Tang Jacket boasts a beautifully loose silhouette that works effortlessly dressed up or down. For CNY, the jacket’s rich burgundy shell gives way to a fun fuchsia lining reveal as soon as the sleeves are rolled up.

RIMOWA SHOWCASES ITS LATEST COLLECTIONS

RIMOWA unveils a host of exciting new products and captivating brand favourites curated together at the RIMOWA Store Lee Gardens on the occasion of this year’s local Hong Kong Press Day.

 

Meant for travel and beyond, the latest range of RIMOWA travel and lifestyle products are designed for travel and daily usage, keeping the brand’s idea of functional luxury in mind. Included for the very first time, the covetable RIMOWA Personal cross-body cases and RIMOWA Never Still bags – including Backpacks, Totes and Weekenders – sets the tone for a presentation that showcases an evolution from purely travel products to those geared at more broad mobility.

 

A display with personalised Classic cases in Silver and Matte Black from the RIMOWA UNIQUErange highlights the collection of colourful, customisable suitcases accessories including leather luggage tags, handles, and wheel sets in the latest hues, like Raspberry & Cactus. Favourites from the core suitcase range like the RIMOWA Original Twist are showcased alongside the latest luggage drops like the special edition RIMOWA Original Camouflage and Essential suitcases in Desert Rose & Cactus.

 

Also included are a handpicked selection of exciting lifestyle products and accessories such as the latest RIMOWA Packing Cube range, iPhone Covers, the special edition Watch Case, and the brand’s latest book RIMOWA: An Archive, Since 1898, published by Rizzoli in November, that spotlights a selection of some of RIMOWA’s most iconic pieces from the Cologne brand archives via never-before-published photographs exclusively shot for this publication, enriched with illustrations, and other captivating heritage brand material.

 

RIMOWA Store Lee Gardens

Shop G04, G/F, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

BABY DIOR UNVEILS THE SPRING-SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION

Designed by Cordelia de Castellane, the spring-summer 2021 Baby Dior collection reflects on the world of tomorrow through children’s eyes. Drawings and messages of peace,
love, and solidarity that featured in a post-lockdown exhibition held by the Parisian gallerist Kame Mennour, deeply moved the Artistic Director, who wanted this collection to reflect their spirit.

Like a return to essentials and simple, everyday joys, as well as the richness of nature Monsieur Dior so loved, these new pieces come in enchanting colors evoking, variously, vibrant earth tones and the soft, luminous shades of the horizon, transposing children’s instinctive joie de vivre into a chromatic palette, materials, and cuts.

At the heart of this imagined future, the iconic Dior Oblique motif blends with camouflage, bringing the warm hues of the forest to skirts, jackets or trousers, while pink and blue dresses appear faded by sea spray or punctuated with flowers. Another series of pieces fuses the hypnotic tie & dye technique with a California vibe, enhanced by sky-and-sea blues on long dresses, t-shirts and sweats. Completing the collection are looks inspired by the hippie movement and its fundamental philosophy of “peace and love,” as seen on airy cotton voile dresses, faded pastel prints, and crochet yokes in pristine white, symbols of reinvention that offer a blank page for mapping out the future.

In a first for Baby Dior, a new eco-responsible capsule attests to Cordelia de Castellane’s commitment to the cause. A celebration of dreams, and an ode to freedom and the freshness of
childhood, available starting in December.