Maison FRED announces collaboration with CLOT. This first line of streetwear from the French jeweller is inspired by the world of its iconic Force 10 collection.
Fred Samuel was not yet thirty when he opened his jewellery house in 1936 in Paris. By engraving his business card with the words ‘Moderne Joaillier Créateur’, he instantly declared his bold and pioneering style. His youth and visionary spirit spurred him to rewrite the traditional jewellery codes and collaborate with numerous artists. He designed jewels with an air of chic casualness that was radically new for the time. Among these was the Force 10 bracelet: considered the first sports jewel, and worn by women as well as by men, it has gone on to become a genuine icon.
This season, Valerie Samuel, artistic director and vice¬-president of FRED, continues this avant-garde tradition by fusing jewellery and streetwear: “I gave carte blanche to the CLOT label to get inspiration from the universe of Force 10 and create this clothing line. The style and sporting values of our iconic bracelet find a natural place in the streetwear fashion of CLOT’s urban and arty vision.”
Started in 2003 in Hong Kong under the leadership of its two founders, Edison Chen and Kevin Poon, CLOT is a fashion and lifestyle brand combining streetwear and urban sport influences. With a global presence, CLOT draws on its Asian roots to forge bonds with the West through its ready-to-wear collections and collaborations with big names in street culture. “We always aim to bridge the East and the West through reimagining different cultural icons through our own lens, and this collaboration is no different. With what CLOT and FRED stand for, the collaboration itself is a mark of bridging the East and the West,” explains Edison Chen.
The designer further anchors Force 10 in the world of sport through the first fashion capsule collection in FRED’s history. Inspired by a set of fine jewellery and multiplied like a chain, the signature buckle appears at the neckline and on the front oft-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies in bold colours. A cap and a beanie complete the line.
“Luxury jewellery has always played a big part in street fashion and, of course, in fashion at large. We looked into FRED’s archives and took cues from advertisements and visuals from the ’50s and ’60s, bringing this to the modern day with a CLOT twist. A lot of the collection also pays homage to ’90s hip-hop such as the three-chain crewneck. Special design elements such as the lace-up detailing on the coach jacket are directly inspired by FRED jewellery pieces and, of course, the main colours of this collection are navy blue (representing FRED) and red (representing CLOT). We hoped to remix some of our brand identity with FRED’s signature designs to create a collection that appeals to different demographics and both brands’ fan bases,” Edison Chen adds.
This collaboration was unveiled in full in a digital fashion show during Rakuten Fashion Week in Tokyo on October 16th, 2020, and is now available at JUICE in Hong Kong.
UPON THE ROOF
Urban nature was the theme of Michael Kors’ Spring/Summer 2021 Collection, which debuted on October 15, 2020 at 9 AM (NY time) on MichaelKors-Collection.com and the brand’s social media channels. From the location in a New York Restoration Project community garden to a musical performance by American Idol winner Samantha Diaz, the show immersed guests in the season’s inspiration: nature in the city and the spirit of New York.
The collection debuted through a multi-layered digital experience accessible at MichaelKors-Collection.com. The site features three videos: a documentary-style film, directed by newcomer Haley Elizabeth Anderson, that immerses viewers in the mood and inspiration of the season; a traditional runway show, filmed in a New York Restoration Project community garden and featuring a live performance by Samantha Diaz; and a music video centered on Diaz’s moving performance of “You’ve Got a Friend,” written by Carole King.
The documentary, titled Up on the Roof, brings viewers inside Michael’s inspiration and his process for the season. Narrated by designer Michael Kors, the film explores the spirit of New York City, the strength of its people and the endless possibilities the city provides. It also includes a special guest appearance by Bette Midler, who founded New York Restoration Project in 1995 and has dedicated herself to making the city a more beautiful place ever since.
The runway show video showcases the full Spring/Summer 2021 Michael Kors Collection, seen on models Alek Wek, Sabina Karlsson, Julia Nobis, Saskia de Brauw, Mayowa Nicholas, Hiandra Martinez, Grace Elizabeth and more. The show was filmed at a New York Restoration Project garden on Anderson Avenue in the Highbridge neighborhood of Bronx, New York.
“For me, this garden is the perfect culmination of the collection, which is all about the idea of nature in the city and finding balance in our lives,” says Michael Kors. “In the middle of urban New York, we crave green, and in fashion we crave texture and the idea of something that helps us feel better, the way this garden makes you feel better. So, it really was the perfect spot for the show.”
In support of the community where the collection was presented, Michael Kors has made donations to both New York Restoration Project and the Renaissance Youth Center. The South Bronx-based Renaissance Youth Center provides enrichment programs, from performing arts to sports to education assistance, that aim to empower at-risk inner-city youth and help them maximize their potential. The donation will support the organization’s “Music on Wheels” initiative, which brings musical education to local schools that lack music programs.
The site, MichaelKors-Collection.com, also features images of each look, biographies on the talent featured in the video, and additional editorial content. The Spring/Summer 2021 Michael Kors Collection runway show and accompanying films are also available to the brand’s international audience across YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, as well as on WeChat, Weibo, LINE and Kakao. Fans can also tune into these channels throughout the week for additional exclusive content from the season.
Earthkeepers® Edition with TimberDry™ waterproof and ReBOTL™ fabric
In 1978, Timberland introduced its original handsewn lug shoe featuring premium leathers, handsewn uppers and a rugged lug outsole. Since then, it’s become a worldwide symbol for expert craftsmanship and style that merges fashion and utility. This fall, the brand teams up with Chinatown Market, a leader in the streetwear/sportswear space to completely reinvent the classic icon.
Chinatown Market brings cutting-edge style to this new collection of expertly crafted handsewn shoes. The leathers are inspired by Nature and the powerful animals of the savannah. And keeping with Timberland’s longstanding commitment to protect the environment, they are sourced from tanneries rated silver by the Leather Working Group for their water, energy, and waste management practices.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Chinatown Market on this capsule collection,” said Chris McGrath, Vice President of Global Footwear Design. “Timberland’s Creative Vision sits at the intersection of our passion for nature and the energy of fashion. This collaboration brings both to life in a quirky twist on an iconic style.”
“Genuine handsewn” construction is a traditional method of making footwear, widely recognized as a way to craft an extremely comfortable pair of shoes. Genuine handsewn uppers are shaped and fitted to a last, or footwear mold, with simple tools and then sewn and tacked together by hand on that last. This creates an upper that is incredibly comfortable and flexible.
The Timberland x Chinatown Market collection features two styles: black with blue leather and black with animal print leather. Both will be available globally at timberland.com and Timberland® Times Square, Hong Kong store starting now.
Introducing the SoHo shoulder bag, named after the iconic New York City neighborhood known for its cobblestone streets, art galleries and high-end boutiques.
The shoulder bag draws inspiration from the neighborhood and its unique mix of uptown and downtown. Quilted leather in a mixed checkerboard pattern makes a polished uptown statement, while a push lock closure and metallic hardware add downtown edge.
Available in large and extra-large sizes and in a variety of chic colorways, the SoHo shoulder bag features a chain-link strap that can also be worn crossbody for hands-free ease. Interior and exterior pockets provide practical storage for all your everyday essentials. The SoHo shoulder bag takes you from day to dark with ease. Pair it with a T-shirt and jeans to instantly elevate your look, then throw it over an LBD to add a dash of chic ease at your next fall soirée.
Porsche and BOSS come together for a fourth season to unveil a trend-driven capsule of menswear designs for Fall/Winter 2020, directly inspired by the aesthetics of a Porsche sports car.
Highlight pieces include a matte black outerwear jacket that reverses to a glossy red puffer design, a zipthrough knit cardigan with channel-quilted nylon front panel, and drawstring waist pants finished with racing stripes at the pockets.
A mercerized cotton hoodie, branded glossy leather sneakers, and a perfectly cut T-shirt with stripe details all create a relaxed, yet effortlessly confident mood.
The signature BOSS attention to detail is evident throughout. Alongside curved seams inspired by the Porsche silhouette, other details also refer to the iconic sports car design. The key pocket inside every jacket on the left-hand side corresponds to the position of the ignition, while the racing stripe taping instantly recalls the distinctive backlights.
Impactful black, dark olive, and red anchor this season’s color palette, and are reflected in the Fall/Winter campaign film, featuring the Porsche Taycan. Presenting the new collection alongside an all-electric car is another nod to the spirit of innovation at the heart of both brands.
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BOSS 於米蘭Palazzo del Senato舉辦戶外時裝展，呈獻色彩絢麗、愜意休閒的2021春夏系列。為數不多的嘉賓受邀到現場，時裝展在多個網上平台進行全球直播，並於上海同步舉辦活動，為場外觀眾獻上視覺盛宴。
Palazzo del Senato對BOSS而言意義非凡── 20年前，首場BOSS女裝時裝展正正在同一場地上演。重回舊地，品牌頌揚BOSS女士恆久不變的自信、優雅與力量，並慶祝BOSS男女裝共同邁入嶄新紀元。
BOSS 2021春夏系列聚焦工藝、色彩和藝術。倫敦藝術家William Farr的作品結合鮮花與現成物，為今季的刺繡和印花單品注入靈感，而花卉圖案和金屬圓環細節則貫穿整個系列。
BOSS revealed an uplifting, colorful and relaxed Spring 21 collection with an outdoor show at the Palazzo del Senato in Milan. The runway show was also augmented by a multi-platform global livestream, and a simultaneous live event in China.
Indeed, the first-ever BOSS Womenswear show was held at the The Palazzo del Senato exactly 20 years ago. This return was to celebrate the enduring confidence, elegance, and strength of the BOSS woman, as she moves together with the BOSS man into a whole new era.
The Spring 21 collection focuses on craft, color, and artistry. The work of London-based artist William Farr, which unites flowers with found objects, inspires embroidered and printed pieces, while floral motifs and metal eyelet details are seen throughout the collection.
The show continues a decisive move towards casualization, revealing a sportier, younger vision of the BOSS man and woman. BOSS dedication to craft is evident, with many materials sourced in southern Germany, while embroidery and laser-cutting draw the eye to the detail of the pieces.
A refreshing palette of blues, vivid emerald and soft rose enhances this new attitude, along with shades of sand, cream, and forest green.
BOSS unveils its Fall/ Winter 2020 campaign featuring brand Ambassador Li Yifeng. An iconic brand is once again made new, and the image of new age is re-shaped. BOSS celebrates a new generation leading the way into the future.
A new generation is wearing timeless styles in their own way, and a diverse group coming together and stepping forward into a new era.
Both the stills and the film are presented exclusively in black and white, reflecting the focus and direction of every BOSS individual as a new decade starts to unfold.
The campaign images were shot by Chinese fashion photographer Leslie Zhang, where GENERATIONS is interpreted from multiple angles with black and white clip art. The campaign illustrates how the instantly recognizable BOSS aesthetic is more relevant than ever in 2020. Li Yifeng is wearing BOSS Fall/ Winter 2020, brings fresh attitude and effortless confidence to tailoring and outerwear designs that fuse decades of tailoring experience with a new contemporary mood.
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MONCLER GENIUS 2020 EXPLORING NEW TERRITORIES
Moncler Genius extends its pioneering spirit in 2020 as it continues to enhance its exploration into new horizons. Giving a voice to personal creativity, a symposium of designers were invited to give their unique take on Moncler, and boundaries were broken as the creative hub went beyond fashion into the world of experience. Each Moncler Genius collection has a dedicated launch date, ensuring a facilitation of personal expression that rolls out ceaselessly throughout the year.
MONCLER GENIUS MEN’S COLLECTION — SERGIO ZAMBON
An urban anthropologist, Sergio Zambon turns the study of youth movements – both real and imagined – into an opportunity for design. This season the energy of 2020 clashes with a 70s pop feel while iconic characters such as the preppy, the hippie and the punk inspire the attitude and items of the collection: from the chino pants to the parka, from metropolitan black to the idea of using blankets as capes. All of it is seen through the Moncler filter – laquè nylon, heavy satin for outerwear, and the down jacket in every version from upholstery corduroy to print – and blended in an all-inclusive mix that reflects the reality of the contemporary customer. In order to gain depth and unexpected nuance, the collection is conceived as a collaboration with the whole city of Los Angeles. Through contributions from key LA-based creative players, Moncler gets a touch of the city’s sun-kissed, laid back spirit. Libertine provide rhinestone and glitz used on shirts and sleeveless jackets, UNDEFEATED the black nylon basics seen anew with a punk twist; Balt Getty devised lively street art patterns and AD.III the industrial metal jewelry worn on top of down jackets. The color palette is a mix of emerald, green and Prussian blue, rusty Seventies tones and black lit with bright touches of glue pink mixed with orange. Accessories highlight the anthropological mix of styles and decades: Sevenities flat sneakers, boots, Eighties pointy boots, fur hats, plus practical duvet-carriers.
SERGIO ZAMBON BIOGRAPHY
Sergio Zambon is a multitasker with an ability in adapting to every environment he creatively inhabits. Honing and fine-tuning an holistic, all-around approach, he has worked over the years for a variety of houses and brands, putting his skills of designer and communicator, his point of view and sense of harmony and balance at the service of the client. He twists and progresses brands on every respect, from product to storytelling, keeping an elegant signature. Fluidity and adaptability are qualities Sergio Zambon has nurtured since childhood, being brought up in a wandering, multicultural environment. Born in Egypt to an Italian father and a Croatian mother, he settled in Rome, where he completed fashion studies at Istituto Europeo di Design. He has worked for twelve years at Fendi, consulted extensively while nurturing a niche project in the form of his namesake womenswear label and acted as Acne Studios’ head of menswear. Formerly the designer of Moncler Twist since 2015, Sergio Zambon is responsible for menswear at 2 Moncler 1952 since the inception of the project.
2 MONCLER 1952 available in Moncler boutiques, moncler.com and in selective wholesale networks worldwide.
MONCLER GENIUS 2020
盟可睞Moncler將先鋒精神延續至2020，繼續探索全新視野。Moncler Genius(天才計劃)旨在賦予 每位設計師個人創造力及話語權，眾多各具特色的設計師因此受邀參與其中，自由詮釋其對品牌的 獨特見解;創意團隊超越時尚的邊界、擁抱感官體驗，從而實現自我突破。盟可睞Moncler賦予每 一個Moncler Genius系列專屬發售計劃，確保個性化的表達全年無休。
2 MONCLER 1952 男裝系列-SERGIO ZAMBON
設計師Sergio Zambon化身城市人類學家，將真實與構想中的青年運動之研究引入了設計的過程中。 這一季，2020年的蓬勃活力與70年代波普文化相碰撞，從奇諾褲至Parka大衣、創意配色如都市黑 以及用毯子做披肩等奇趣創意，皆展現了學院派、嬉皮士和龐克風等標誌性風格，一併激發了該系 列的創作態度和靈感。通過與盟可睞Moncler的獨特理念結合，這些元素一一體現在漆面尼龍與厚 實的緞面材質打造的外套，以及燈芯絨和印花圖案裝飾的羽絨夾克上。設計師同時亦著重展現多元 化的設計風格，表達當代消費者的真實訴求。為了讓作品獲得與眾不同的深度及細節，該系列與洛 杉磯一眾創意人士展開了全面合作，將「天使之城」彷彿被陽光親吻過的悠閒氣質注入設計中。 Libertine用耀眼奪目的人造鑽石及閃光元素點綴襯衫和背心夾克;UNDEFEATED則為黑色尼龍材質注 入了復古龐克格調;Balt Getty將生動的街頭藝術融入整體設計;而AD.III則以工業金屬飾品點綴羽 絨夾克。系列配色結合了祖母綠、綠色和普魯士藍，以七十年代的銹色和黑色，及明亮的粉色與橙 色加以點綴。配飾則以人文的方式糅合時尚設計與復古質感，包括源自七十年代的平底運動鞋及靴 子、八十年代的尖頭靴、皮帽以及實用的羽絨外搭。
MONCLER 1952系列設計師SERGIO ZAMBON
Sergio Zambon 擅於身兼數職，能夠輕鬆應對任何創意環境。多年來，他任職於不同的品牌，將身 為設計師與傳播者的專業技能、其個人觀點及對和諧與平衡的認知，融入品牌當中，從而鑽研出一 套完整而全面的架構。從產品開發到故事講述，他堅持推動品牌在保持其高雅特質下往各個方向調 整與發展。Sergio Zambon 在多元文化環境中長大，自幼培養出順應時勢變化的能力。他出生於埃 及，父親來自意大利，母親則來自克羅地亞。在羅馬定居後，他於歐洲設計學院(Istituto Europeo di Design)攻讀了時尚研究專業。在任職 Fendi的 12 年中，他負責了大量的諮詢業務，同期經營著 個人同名女裝品牌，之後曾主理 Acne Studios 的男裝系列。Sergio Zambon亦曾經為 Moncler Twist 系 列的設計師，並自Moncler Genius 項目啟動後，一直負責 2 Moncler 1952 男裝系列的設計。