MONCLER GENIUS

MONCLER GENIUS WORLD TOUR 19–20

The MONCLER GENIUS WORLD TOUR 19 – 20 sees Moncler Genius escalate to the next level. It brings Moncler Genius into the context of a blockbuster world tour, pairing each collection with a special activation that will be curated to communicate its unique and inimitable character. Each collection has a dedicated launch which will be celebrated with the same electrifying energy as a tour date. The series of events will jump from country to country, from city to city, as the symposium of creatives tour their unique spark of genius around the world.

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7 – MONCLER FRAGMENT HIROSHI FUJIWARA LAUNCH DATE: OCTOBER 3RD

Hiroshi Fujiwara loves vintage and military styles, which he mixes with urban and tech references. His signature as a designer and cultural agitator is subtle in touch as it quietly assertive in result. Splashing bold lettering and mysterious slogans onto clean, functional pieces, Fujiwara turns the ordinary into the cult-like. Aviator references and lots of Americana mix with Mod nods and Pokémon touches in the 7 Moncler Fragment Hiroshi Fujiwara collection, which revolves around interpretations of the parka and the bomber jacket, under the slogan “Team Positive Force”. A military green parka, for instance, sports a piumino hood, while the bomber sprouts contrast sleeves; mixes of sturdy matte nylon and shiny padded nylon highlight the construction of garments. The idea for Fujiwara is to mix Moncler’s own technology and craftsmanship with his own cultural references. Thereafter, basic urban pieces such as the buffalo check shirt, the teddy fleece jacket or the sweatshirt get the piumino treatment, while unwashed selvedge denim jeans make an entrance in the Moncler lexicon. A collaboration with Pokemon translates into an allover print on a series of duvets. Colorful jumpers, jacquards and shiny puffers add mountain touches to a metropolitan collection, complete with bags devised in collaboration with Porter, strong on black and military green with notes of electric blue, orange and red.

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FRAGMENT HIROSHI FUJIWARA BIOGRAPHY

Fujiwara was born in Ise, Mie. He moved to Tokyo at eighteen and became a standout in the Harajuku street fashion scene. During a trip to New York City in the early 1980s he was introduced to hip hop; taking American records back to Tokyo, he became one of Japan’s first hip hop DJs, and is credited with popularizing the genre in Japan. He subsequently went into music producing, specializing in remixes. He is known as a godfather of Ura-Harajuku fashion and is a globally influential streetwear designer, he launched his first brand, Good Enough, in the late 1980s.

GUCCI | ARTWALLS

Leading us through the fabula of fashion, the new Gucci ArtWalls feature the creativity of the House’s latestFall-Winter Campaign, #GucciPrêtÀPorter.

Starting from a tale of manual and material skills, the result of a specific know-how that today we tend to discount, the narrative of fashion comes to life resembling iconic images that span four decades: the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, and become contemporary in the lexicon of the Creative Director of the House of the Double G.

It is from these considerations about myth, and from a desire to place once more the actual material process of dressmaking at the heart of fashion discourse, that the new Fall-Winter 2019-2020 advertising campaign was born, under the direction of Alessandro Michele for Gucci. In it, fashion in its ready-to-wear version once more makes the headlines, becomes the protagonist, as might have happened thirty years ago, when sensational headlines on covers were devoted to a must-have hemline, a seasonal colour, a fabric.

The clothes take on the role of absolute protagonists and tell their own story, and for this reason are deserving also of the title and the cover. In other words, it is an evolution from the immaterial to the material, without forfeitingGucci’sreferential metalanguage which in this campaign turns the sublime memories of the savoir-faire into memorabilia.

The #GucciPrêtÀPorter walls debut in Lafayette Street in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood, in Milan’s Largo la Foppa (in the district of Corso Garibaldi), just off EastLondon’s famous Brick Lane, in Mexico City’s Avenida de Michoacan, in the Condesaarea,in Shanghai’s Fengsheng Li, Jingan district,in Hong Kong’s D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong; andin Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei.

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GIVENCHY

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This fall, the House of Givenchy further celebrates its heritage with “Givenchy Atelier”, an exclusive capsule collection of timeless pieces that will debut this fall at K11 MUSEA and selected Givenchy stores.

A tribute to the savoir-faire of the petites-mains in the House’s ateliers in Paris, several of whom started with Monsieur de Givenchy, “Givenchy Atelier” transposes Givenchy Couture techniques into an exclusive ready-to-wear capsule designed especially for a broader international clientele.

“Givenchy Atelier” highlights the architectural spirit and silhouettes of Haute Couture while paying homage to both past and present, encompassing Hubert de Givenchy’s pioneering approach to “separates” and the distinctive signature Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller has established for Givenchy Haute Couture in just three seasons.

Building on the volume and construction of Givenchy’s couture looks, Clare Waight Keller reprises her elegant and feminine allure in a restrained selection of structured, modern and discreetly daring creations. A sophisticated black and white palette and iconic fabrics, such as georgette, guipure and lace, breathe new life into classic House codes.

Sharply tailored daywear staples are elevated by precious materials, while occasion wear features bold embroidery,degradé and embellishments. Whether the look is structured or casual, timelessness is the through line, from a fitted top or jacket with a shoulder cape, double-breasted jackets, fitted trousers, chic t-shirts and hoodies, and sleek trench coats to evening-appropriate midi dresses, diaphanous lace blouses, flared cocktail dresses and a one-shouldered column dress in black velvet.

Accessories, too, pick up on an element of surprise seen on the couture runway: the ‘bow’ backpack returns in textured nylon and scaled-down versions for women and men, while recurring V-shaped graphics crop up on the Eden bag. All“Givenchy Atelier” accessories bear a label with Givenchy’s hand-signature underscored in red, a reference to the way the couturier signed his fashion sketches. Heritage tags further denote these special items.

Couture-inspired shoes complete the “Givenchy Atelier” capsule, with a special edition 10cm stiletto that juxtaposes leather with guipure or lace. The Chain Chelsea boot brings a counterpoint to more tailored looks, in shiny patent leather embellished with a silver chain. For men, Chelsea and Derby styles pair beautifully with key looks. On a more casual note, Clare Waight Keller injects a touch of chic into sneaker style, for example by covering the urban slip-on with guipure; a new high-top now completes the men’s offer.

The Givenchy Atelier collection will debut at K11 MUSEA on September 25, 2019 and selected Givenchy stores.

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JIL SANDER

JIL SANDER WOMEN SS2020 SHOW

The harmony of opposites. The Meier’s Jil Sander is rooted in this practice. For the Spring/Summer 2020 season the interplay, the symmetry, of softness and severity is found in the reciprocity of constructions, fabrics, colours, prints, and embroideries. In the way they merge emptiness and density. The distribution of elements into space. Marbled prints simultaneously evoke psychedelia and artisanal Florentine paper. Elaborated intarsias and embroideries in raffia, paper and beads, with tassels and collars, bedeck, and sometimes contrast (white on black), the preciousness of shirts, shirt-dresses, and gowns – their formal high necks and well defined shoulders – giving them movement, perspective, and depth. A translation of handwork and craft into structural elements.

Black and navy are shown together with earthly tones: almond, ecru, sand, cocoa, and dark green. Fabrics are noble. Linen crepe, popeline, satin, silk jersey and washed silk match the sharp tailored wools of jackets and trousers.

A majestic, long white shirt dress is straight at the front and pleated at the back. Mostly off-white or pale yellow, the draping is fluid and voluminous, floating off the body, with gliding or accentuated shoulders, broad, asymmetrical bottoms and hems, and bare arms, the only visible skin in the collection. The looks are emphasised by the season’s delicate and elemental suede sandal-boots that lighten the silhouette.

Tailoring is sharp, precise, and masculine, with cropped over-the-ankle trousers, straight or slightly flared. Dresses are often worn over trousers and under tailored jackets, accentuating the union of the structured tailoring with softer, more feminine pieces.

Colours merge into each other in a fluid, organic way. The black and white prints of fish and women’s bodies on silk, and the colourful embroidered birds, add allusions to the informed counterculture of early 1900s Vienna or 1960s San Francisco. Soft or sharp, bags are cut in pure geometry. A new classically shaped clutch is created by folding a round sheet of leather, in burgundy or black. The Jil Sander signature box bags are developed in different sizes, in leather or suede, with thin golden or silver chains. Real mother-of-pearl shells are lined with bright coloured suede and transformed into tiny, precious shoulder bags. A patchwork of off-white leather hexagons shapes a new basket bag. The Goji bag is reinterpreted and ornamented, or proposed in new proportions.

Paul Smith

With a spirit of self-expression, Paul Smith Autumn/Winter ‘19 confidently clashes codes that are deep-rooted in the fabric of modern Britain.

In the late Sixties a keenly resourceful young Paul Smith would charm expert tailors in his hometown of Nottingham into deviating from their norms, cutting him one-of-a-kind clothes in unfamiliar fabrics. A pair of curtains would be transformed into a handmade two-piece suit and floral dress fabrics would become dandyish shirts. Nodding to this notion of self-expression, throughout the Autumn/Winter ’19 collection the restraint of traditional British sartorial codes is loosened but with consistently elevated construction.

An unfussy and gently dishevelled British elegance prevails with familiar styles recut and refabricated to suit modern needs. A 1930’s British riding jacket in thick cavalry twill provided early inspiration for the collection, its interpretation typical of the twisted classics Paul Smith is famed for. The proportions of the jacket are exaggerated and the construction is modernised, what would’ve once been an 18oz British wool is substituted with a lighter weight Italian cotton and wool cloth and jackets are finished with a floating canvas to allow for complete manoeuvrability.

The horseplay continues when the riding-inspired pieces are paired with flight trousers and biker boots. Punk nuances are inspired by more ‘do-it-yourself’, this time from Paul’s wife, Pauline. In the Seventies, Pauline a trained couturier would be called upon to customise her teenage children’s clothing with zips or dying army surplus in a cooking pot.

Old meets new when Tatersall checks–which first appeared on 18th century horse blankets and later in flannel shirting–are recoloured and find their way onto nylon outerwear and women’s tailoring. Prints see posh and punk collide as painterly florals merge with cut and paste graphics and animal prints.

Music highlights the best of modern and diverse Britain. Young artists including London-born post-R&B soloist Tirzah and Scottish disco quartet Amor fill the soundtrack. The Autumn/Winter ’19 collection is a celebration of the individuality and independence that’s proudly been at the heart of Paul Smith since those early days of resourcefulness and self-expression.

SHANGHAI TANG 上海灘

SHANGHAI TANG 上海灘 – New Sunglasses Collection THROUGH A CHINESE LENS

Shanghai Tang presents a stunning new range of men’s and women’s sunglasses named ‘Through a Chinese Lens’. The collection captures the modern Chinese aesthetics and spirit of the brand, distilled into contemporary and playful eyewear perfect for all occasions this summer and beyond, be it hopping around town or sun-kissed vacations.

The versatile line features a total of 12 designs each in multiple colourways. A creative mix of materials, vivid pop colours and intricate detailing echo the distinctive style and elements. The use of lightweight stainless steel wire, hand-painted in bold, metallic colours using a lasering technique resulting in intense and durable shine. This laser-coloured wire echoes the iconic contrast piping often seen on Shanghai Tang’s renowned ready-to-wear items, including Tang jackets and silk pyjamas.

Design in a statement-making angular butterfly frame, ‘Pollen’ is flanked with lasered wire on the outer rim for a standout impression. This style’s lenses are uniquely mounted in front of the frame, creating a clean, modern rimless impression. ‘Felix’ is another key style from the collection, featuring a chic oversized cat eye frame constructed with metallic lasered wire seamlessly encased within the acetate front. The clever design perfectly balances the contrasting materials and creates a playful semi-hover effect at the sides of the frame. Also not to be missed is ‘Spotlight’, with coloured wired inset around the lenses within the acetate frame, catching the light wherever you go. Inspired by Chinese scholars, ‘The Poet’ takes the instantly recognisable round frame and elevates this classic shape with a modern spin in lightweight stainless steel with a chic matte finish.

All styles in the ‘Through a Chinese Lens’ collection feature signature Shanghai Tang elements, including engraved brand logos, star icons and motif hardware. The box packaging comes in four pop colours for customers to choose from.

 

Michael Kors 2019

MICHAEL KORS UNVEILS FALL 2019 MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS AND MICHAEL KORS MENS AD CAMPAIGN

NEW YORK August 5, 2019 — Michael Kors is pleased to announce the release of a new Fall 2019 ad campaign for MICHAEL Michael Kors and Michael Kors Mens, starring Bella Hadid and Austin Augie and shot in studio by legendary photographer David Sims.

The Fall 2019 MICHAEL Michael Kors apparel and accessories tap into customers’ desire for elevated sportswear that can keep up with a high-speed life. A graphic mix of zebra stripes,

rock ‘n’ roll studs and the brand’s Signature logo print lend a versatile appeal to the season while statement cheetah print punctuates everyday must-haves. For a chic escape, the Bedford group of travel luggage in Signature logo gets updated with red racing stripes.

For Michael Kors Mens, Austin sports urban essentials including outerwear, separates and accessories. An array of travel luggage, including the Brooklyn backpack, duffle bag and hip pack, rounds out the season. Coupled with Augie’s athleticism, the campaign brings jet set to new heights.

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

 

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Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha celebrating the opening of brand-new store in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong store is the third standalone Simone Rocha store since its first store opening in Mayfair, London in August 2015 which was followed by a second store opening in New York two years later in February 2017. With each new store, Simone takes the opportunity to create an intimate and unique retail atmosphere that offers her customer a chance to engage with the clothes physically and to experience and understand the fabrications and embellishments up close as well as exploring the narrative of her collections.

The 900-square-foot store located on Ice House Street, Central is a joint venture with I.T Group and will feature Simone’s signature Perspex furniture and hand-made sculptures, a balance of craft and modern materials that will be reimagined within the store each season. Alongside these interiors will be hand-molded floral cornicing, pink marble and curated art pieces – including works by Ren Ri and Francis Bacon.

The store will explore continued inspirations of art, family, nature, Ireland and Asia through the store’s design and displays. It will be a platform to present the full range of product that the collections offer, including ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, knitwear and jewellery.

Simone Rocha Hong Kong store

Address: 10 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm

Tel: 2526 8250

 

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地址: 中環雪廠街10號

營業時間: 早上11時至晚上8時

電話: 2526 8250

 

CAMPER: AUTUMN/ WINTER 2019 SNEAK PEEK

RAINBOW RACING COLLECTION

CAMPER kicks off its A/W 2019 season with Rainbow Racing, a sneak peek of new-collection TWINS asymmetric styles enhanced with colorful racing stripes and other playful details in bright seasonal shades.

Strongly influenced by the upcoming season’s design inspiration of smart and sporty looks, the Drift, Oruga and Trisha styles are tuned up and head to the starting line to jumpstart CAMPER’s A/W 2019 season.

 CAMPER STORES  
Shop 616, Times Square, Causeway Bay •  2997-9248
1 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay •  2342-5983
Shop 143, Cityplaza, Taikoo Shing  •   2907-0457
Shop GB01, THE ONE, Tsimshatsui •  2677-0025
 Shop 137, Silvercord, Tsimshatsui •  2377-1021
Shop B1-16, Langham Place, Mongkok •  3514-9112
Shop UG-33, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong  •  2605-8661
Shop 1093, YOHO Mall I, Yuen Long •  2325-7298
Shop 20-21, 6/F, Sogo, Causeway Bay •  2831 8842