Ports V – Psychedelic love – 90s summer state of mind

PORTS V is proud to introduce its second contemporary, 90s streetwear and pop culture-inspired collection ‘Psychedelic love’. Designed by Creative Director Milan Vukmirovic, the limited edition “see now, buy now” capsule is exclusively sold online at Portsv.com and Farfetch.com.

Reimagining PORTS V’s wild urban romanticism through 90s pop culture, this collection explores the spontaneous bygone era in a nostalgic, Miami-inspired sun-dazed colour palette.

Paying homage to a vibrant 90s grunge spirit and psychedelic patterns, this collection takes inspiration from cool bohemian club kids and bold varsity sporty style.

Eccentric, clashing retro prints in laid-back silhouettes and colourful hues defines this collection. Key pieces include paisley mosaic print relaxed trousers, cardholders and hat, tie-dye jacquard bomber jackets, drawstring trousers, Bermuda shorts and pullovers. As an ode to the vibrant, tropical nature of Miami, exotic hibiscus flower prints are rendered on precisely tailored shirts and shorts. Dip-dye and tie-dye details are elegantly expressed on clean-cut polo shirts and darted trousers to strike a modern balance. Much-loved PORTS V preppy classics made a comeback in bright vivid hues, packing a punch of colour for the summer. Logo varsity striped polos and swim shorts are here to make a sophisticated yet daring old-school statement. The versatile colourblocked technical outerwear will keep you warm and stylish, whether city hopping or vacationing by the seaside.

PORTS V’s dreamy positivity is reinforced through slogans of ‘LOVE ONLY’ and ‘We should all accept recognise and celebrate our differences’ found on tie-dye hats and varsity messenger bags.

Further musing on the free-spirited and spontaneity of 90s pop culture, this collection features ‘LOVE’ slogan T-shirts with an abstract interpretation of the retro peace sign. Founded upon the brand’s modern streetwear motto, both inspirations — 90s psychedelic print and preppy varsity stripes — although dashingly different, are versatile and designed to be worn together in a bold clashing edit or on its own for a stunning total look.

Anchored by the spontaneous, immediate emotions of 90s youth culture, this line-up features bright tie-dyed tailored pieces adding a retro edge to smart casual dressing; while varsity striped sleeveless shirts, polos and swim shorts are perfect for any summertime indulgence. This collection is a perfect embodiment of PORTS V’s celebration of youthful romanticism and its experimental, fearless attitude.

Jimmy Choo Autumn Winter 2019 Campaign

Jimmy Choo unveils their Autumn Winter 2019 campaign featuring global supermodel, Kaia Gerber, for a second season.  The series of captivating images celebrate modern luxury, created by world renowned fashion photographer Steven Meisel.

The campaign debuts Jimmy Choo’s monogram, JC, the brand’s initials as an oversized sculpture in a  succession of powerful portraits. Meisel captures Gerber’s fresh and dynamic spirit, reflecting the very essence of a modern heroine; the muse for the Autumn Winter collection.

Heralding a new chapter for Jimmy Choo, the JC monogram features the brand’s initials cast in a brushed gold faceted font with a confident inter-linked silhouette. Ever-present and celebrated throughout in multiple iterations, JC is a constant reminder of the brand’s meaning and value providing an authoritative hallmark for signature styles.

LANVIN 2019 | FW19 Mystic Pilgrims

The 13th century Musée de Cluny plays host to the first Women’s and Men’s collection designed by Bruno Sialelli for the house of Lanvin, sublimating the illustrious heritage of the Parisian maison in the midst of its own renaissance. As the first true purveyor of lifestyle, Lanvin encompasses a prismatic vision of fashion. Contemplating the life and times of our founder Jeanne Lanvin, a vital optimism permeates this respectful evolution – acknowledging the maison as a florilegium of creative energy. Embodying a folkloric spirit, the Fall Winter 2019 collection roams from the Rue Saint-Honoré to Brest and far beyond, reminiscing upon cinematic and literary personas through history.

Reviving Lanvin’s playful narrative in a symphony of romantic archetypes, Sialelli draws upon a multitude of moods: from nautical to bucolic, regal to childlike, the collection personifies lyrical conversations in cloth. Pre-Raphaelite colours depart from Lanvin ‘quattrocento’ blue into powdery shades of avocado, absinthe, banana and bergamot warmed by mahogany, navy, tomato and a blaze of ultraviolet. Inciting pure comfort and a suite of leisurely pursuits, classic shapes are spliced with sensual fabrications, as Norwegian blankets, exotic Fair Isles, and giant clan tartans swaddle inherently French garments. ‘Whole garment’ knits create sinuous volumes shaped in cashmere and lurex, whilst the vareuse from Brittany, the heart-collar caban, zipped blousons and riding coats are rendered in cashmere, gabardine, intarsia shearling or wool gazar.

Passing from myths to modern fairy-tales, graphics flit from Paul Iribe’s logo La femme et l’enfant (1924) on stamped muslin to mosaic monogram pyjama silks and delicate marguerite micro-florals. Evoking the whimsy of Cécile and Jean de Brunhoff’s Babar the Elephant books, illustrated scenes float over crewneck twinsets and foulard riding boots, whilst tufted hares and foxes frolic across transparent tulle. Sensuous and in perfect symmetry, shaped necks and contoured sleeves impart blouses or dresses with a medieval line, as the scrolling imprint of illuminated manuscripts is writ large across silk twill. Faded Merovingian splendour is woven throughout, from gilded leather amulets and dipped thimble rings to St. George’s dragon resplendent on embroidered velvet. Voluminous kaftan gowns trail with linings inside and out, layered with bands of lace, pleated satin, and portrait print georgette.

Lanvin’s muse is embellished with abandon, adorned from head to toe with heraldic charm jewellery and porcelain chokers, fruit minaudières and salome wedges in Viennese metalwork. Grounding the season’s mystic vision, satchels, flat totes and asymmetric bucket bags are crafted in supple suede, canvas and calfskin to match fringed tennis shoes, studded clogs and moulded moccasin boots.

PARIS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 27: A model walks the runway during the Lanvin show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on February 27, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images For Lanvin)

BOSS

Style never stands still. And neither does modern life. Whether your journey is by train, plane or car, getting from A to B and beyond can ruffle even the most impeccable look. BOSS travel-friendly pieces that will ensure you are on the move in style, wherever you are heading.

The focus is on lightness, breathability and versatility – each element paramount to comfort and style while travelling.

Travelling can bring out one’s adventurous, risk-taking side. For leisure travelers, BOSS timeless and trend-driven causal pieces ensure you are always ready for the unexpected.

The must-have trench coat is designed in stretch fabric with a water-repellent finish for all-weather wear. The relaxed silhouette and smooth lining allow for easy layering over tailoring and casual looks alike. Paired it up with a knitted sweater that features a marine-inspired stripe.

If you prefer to throw something a bit colorful, a hooded jacket features all-cover camouflage print with elasticated hems and cuff details is unique yet subtle. The refreshing sporty look allows comfortable outdoor activities.

On the other hand, for business travelers, it is difficult to stay in one place for long. With a busy schedule of meetings and event, packing smart and looking impeccable whatever the situation has become second nature. Tonal colours, crease-resistant fabrics and adaptable smart-casual pieces are key features of BOSS business travel selection. Suits and jackets are crafted from natural wool with mechanical stretch for ease of movement and crease resistance, while internal constructions are stripped back and lightweight.

 

DIOR FALL 2019 CAMPAIGN

Posing for the American photographer Zoë Ghertner, the actress and Dior muse Jennifer Lawrence wears some stars from this capsule of looks created by Maria Grazia Chiuri for the Fall 2019 ready-to-wear collection. Conceived like an ode to craftsmanship and traditional kinds of savoir-faire, this collection, along with the 30 Montaigne, the new iconic bag marked with the founding couturier’s initials, embodies a contemporary and committed vision of femininity according to Dior.

The nerve center and heart of the House since 1946, 30 Avenue Montaigne saw the birth of all of Dior’s icons inside its very walls. Now, this legendary address lends its name to a wardrobe designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri. Modern and timeless, it combines the contemporary codes the Artistic Director favors with revisited emblematic pieces such as the Bar jacket, the pleated skirt or houndstooth check. 

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg has brought each woman’s fantasy to life through beautiful garments and exquisite accessories in honor of the 2019 MET Gala; fashion’s biggest night out. Joining DVF this year is her granddaughter, muse for the brand and young designer, Talita von Furstenberg. Alongside Talita is global style influencer, Camila Coelho and international model, Adwoa Aboah.

 

Talita von Furstenberg has chosen her look to exemplify that of Eve from the Garden of Eden. She is a whimsical, ethereal vision in her gown adorned with over 300 delicate, silk flowers individually sewn onto the garment. Accessorized with an ornate floral crown and fresh baby’s breath cascading through her hair, Talita is destined to be a botanical dream on the red carpet.

Adwoa’s inspiration comes from a piece by French artist and illustrator, Erté. Designed with signature DVF heritage print, Adwoa will be transformed into a panther for the evening. A custom bodysuit lays beneath a delicate sheer overlay for a marriage of playfulness and glamour.

 

Camila Coelho is the embodiment of a young Diane von Furstenberg. Taking a trip down memory lane to the days of Studio 54, Andy Warhol and DVF’s everlasting love for the Statue of Liberty, Camila’s look is a vibrant interpretation of Diane’s young personality. The one-of-a-kind gown is amassed in countless silk scarves in a bright, graffiti print. With wild hair to match, Camila has captured the essence of a young Diane.

Finally, Diane von Furstenberg is a mirror image of her beloved landmark; The Statue of Liberty. Complete with torch and crown, von Furstenberg is a statuesque vision in her effortless silhouette gown complete with a replica of her first ever Interview Magazine cover.

 

“The camp theme is a true clin d’oeil or ‘wink’. It’s fun, doesn’t take itself too seriously and creates an environment where fantasy becomes reality.”

 

Diane von Furstenberg

Michael Kors Collection Bond Street Store Opening

Michael Kors is pleased to announce the opening of a new Michael Kors Collection store on Old Bond Street in London. The launch, set for May 9th, marks the debut of a brand new store concept for the designer’s Collection line.

“We are very excited to be debuting our new Michael Kors Collection store concept on one of the most luxurious, storied streets in the world,” says Michael Kors. “The new store design puts an emphasis on warm textures and a sense of residential ease that shines a spotlight on the workmanship and design of Michael Kors Collection apparel and accessories.”

Set inside an elegant, six-floor Georgian townhouse, the new Michael Kors Collection store is designed to convey the brand’s signature luxury and sophistication. Inspiration for the new concept was drawn from the designer’s homes in New York City and Florida. The new Mayfair store incorporates many of his favorite materials and textures, ranging from blackened steel and raw concrete to gold Calacatta marble and oxidized maple. Linen, shearling and leather add warmth and tactile drama to the luxe stone, wood and metal, all rendered in a clean, neutral palette.

The store’s floors have been conceived to play off one another in unique and unconventional ways, with minimalist colors and rich materials providing a subtle thread of visual continuity. For example, while the ground floor features wood floors, concrete walls and marble shelves, the first floor flips the perspective, featuring wood ceilings, concrete floors and marble walls. The store’s exterior and interior stay true to the site’s London roots: the classical Georgian façade, antique brass fixtures, decorative trims and original fireplaces on the ground and first floors honor the building’s history, as well as the charm and refinement of Old Bond Street.

The customer journey begins on the ground floor, where large windows showcase an open layout—reminiscent of the area’s art gallery days—that grants patrons a glimpse into the world of Michael Kors. The simple palette of grey, white, black and brass serves as an understated backdrop for Michael Kors Collection handbags and accessories. Curated mannequin groupings showcase the spectrum of product available in the store. Up the stairs, the first floor is home to Michael Kors Collection ready-to-wear and footwear. The second floor offers menswear, including coveted pieces from the Michael Kors Mens runway line. Ivory shearling armchairs and luxurious leather accoutrements contrast with dark marble accents along the walls.  A luxurious and discreet VIP Salon on the third floor is designed to provide exceptional privacy and comfort to top clients and celebrities.

D V F

SUMMER
PRE
FALL
COLLECTION

The DVF Summer/Pre-Fall collection is inspired by Freedom. The composition of styles featured in the line are focused around the element of movement with loose, unencumbered designs such as the flowy silhouette of the flag dresses. Further reminiscent of the flag are continuous elements of color-blocking featured in lead patterns such as the Column Stripes and Flag Stripes. Whimsical, colorful prints are additional influences displayed in a new Lemon Collage, Kimono Leaf and classic Summer Leopard print. Finally, wrap dresses are celebrated in a variety of lengths and fabrics including a crinkle chiffon and silk jersey.

The relaxed and effortless shapes, the nod to movement and overarching execution of light, airy fabrics evokes the essence of Freedom and inspires women to live spontaneously.

The collection launches in anticipation of the unveiling of The Statue of Liberty Museum opening in May of 2019. In October of 2016, Diane von Furstenberg was named the chair of the museum’s fund-raising campaign, which has raised over 100 million dollars in donations.

“As Lady Liberty Museum opens its doors this Summer, I wanted to celebrate freedom and liberty.”

Diane von Furstenberg

 

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