FURLA teams up with LINE FRIENDS and launches a capsule collection

Furla has cooperated with LINE FRIENDS to launch a capsule collection of charming accessories featuring three of its characters on a range of bags and small leather items.

The main character BROWN, known for his unceasingly sincere heart, is joined by his dear girlfriend CONY, who is bright, cheerful and passionate. The third main character is the cute, larger than life SALLY, who, with unexpected charm and wild ideas, brings joy to her companions.

A daytime and a night-time print take us through the friends’ journey. One of which depicting BROWN and SALLY, who walk in bright daylight to a backdrop of leaves and flowers. The other shows BROWN with CONY, half-hiding behind foliage, at night, under an open sky of sparkling stars on a dark blue background. 

A selection of Furla’s round mini-crossbody bags, bucket bags, micro bags, envelopes, cosmetic case set and wallets, card- and coin-cases in Ares calfskin leather are animated with the adventures of the characters.

Furla LINE FRIENDS capsule collection will be available through an early launch in Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR, as well as in various cities and regions including Australia, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu from 5 April 2021, and in select Furla flagship stores worldwide from the end of April.

Club Monaco Tea Lounge Collection

Introducing:

Our newest collection made from repurposed tea leaves to create naturally vibrant hues. No matter how you wear them, plan on feeling your best.

Behind the Design:

Transforming the Tea Leaf. Dyed using repurposed Ceylon tea leaves, our Tea Lounge collection extends the life of the tea one step further, using upcycled waste from iced tea manufacturing to create a more earth friendly dyeing process.

Working Towards a Better Club:

This process generates less waste, helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

The end product: The Club styles you love, in beautiful earthy tones, created in a way you can feel even better about.

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Club Monaco Tea Lounge Collection

我們的最新系列是由經過改種的茶葉所製成,可營造出自然活潑的色調。 無論您如何穿著它們,都會另你感覺到自己在最好的狀態。

設計背後:

改造茶葉 – 使用重新設計的錫蘭茶葉染色後,我們的Tea Lounge系列將茶的壽命延長了一步,利用冰茶生產製造的升級改造廢料,從而創造了一種對地球更友好的染色工藝。

為建立更好的Club而努力:

此過程產生的廢物更少,有助於減少我們的碳足跡。最終產品以美麗的泥土色調打造您喜愛的Club風格,使您感覺更好。

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Chloe Autumn Winter 2021

For Gaby Aghion, on the centennial anniversary of her birth. xGabi

Gabriela Hearst unveils her first collection for the Maison Chloé one hundred years to the day of Gaby Aghion’s birth. From Gaby to Gabi, two ambitious women interpreting femininity in the context of their time. And from Gabi
to Gaby, the reassurance that, “Your House is in good hands.” When Chloé’s founder began presenting her earliest collections, she invited guests to Left Bank locales such Café de Flore and Brasserie Lipp. Today, with changes and cultural influences underway that are deeply personal to Gabi, the meaning of Chloé – ‘blooming’ in Greek – resonates anew. The Autumn-Winter ’21 collection is thus informed and inspired by sustainability and a commitment to the greater good.

A forward concept has emerged that is subtle in design but bold in action. In every piece, a sense of purpose.

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIONS
These changes, some already initiated before this collection, are just a start. A sustainability plan outlining objectives for 2025 has accelerated with
a new timeline of one year.

A shift to lower-impact raw materials means that the AW21 collection can
be considered four times more sustainable compared to last year. For ready-to- wear, this includes: eliminating virgin synthetic fibre (polyester) or artificial cellulosic fibre (viscose) and sourcing recycled, reused and organic denim. More than 50% of silk comes from organic agriculture and more than 80%
of cashmere yarn for knitwear is recycled. Bags are lined in natural linen.

For jewellery and metallic pieces on bags, the impact of the galvanization process has been reduced through selecting one gold and one silver across all collections.

Sustainable suppliers have been introduced from materials to packaging.

In an effort to make the Chloé show more carbon neutral, emissions are being offset and directed towards a reforestation project of mangroves in Myanmar.

ABOUT THE COLLECTION

“There was no luxury ready-to-wear; well-made clothes with quality fabrics and fine detailing did not exist.” – Gaby Aghion

The collection began with this quote and a ceramic button – a small yet tangible testament to quality. In soft marbled colours with a slightly irregular form, they have been handmade in a Parisian workshop and can be found in woven pieces and knitwear. They reappear as pendants for jewellery that simultaneously decorates handbags.

From Trench coats and tailored jackets that tie at the side to dresses in leather and wool gauze, daywear has been developed with a precise constructions.
A strong knitwear category is defined by ultra-soft, recycled cashmeres and multicolour stripes that naturally nod to Gabi’s Uruguayan background. Through fringed and striped dresses and the ‘puffcho,’ an innovative poncho integrated with a puffer, this personal inspiration plays out with a relaxed yet urbane spirit.

Emblematic Chloé codes are reimagined. First, scalloped detailing, which Gaby Aghion applied to an early cotton pique dress in her 1960 show at Brasserie Lipp. Here, it appears as top-stitching on georgette blouses; in petals of leather

or denim patchwork; as a quilting technique and along the cuffs of knitwear. Broderie anglaise is transformed from classic to contemporary as knitwear, and as leather edge. The season’s motif, a colourful marbling effect,
was conceived in New York – Gabi’s hometown – from an artisanal technique using natural ingredients.

A complex intarsia butterfly on sweaters and scarves is mean to communicate mass extinction throughout the insect world. “If our insects go, we collapse
as a species. This is why harmful herbicides and pesticides used in the making of our materials must be eliminated,” Gabi says.

HANDBAGS
“My first luxury handbag was the Chloé Edith bag and it is a piece I still love and wanted to pay homage to,” says Gabi. This season the Edith bag has been re-issued staying true to its original design. The new Edith family includes bags in recycled cashmere or with recycled jacquard and is offered as a mini version, a tote and a doctor’s bag.

Alongside this reedition, 50 vintage Edith bags have been repurposed with leftover materials from this collection. Each is unique, or says Gabi, “new isn’t always better.”

Other new styles include the Juana bag in scalloped quilting and patchwork leather, as well as handknitted leather totes embellished with a recycled wooden C knitted into the handle. “To me, these are luxury pieces that show how quality and craft can coexist without opulence.”

SHOES
Footwear fulfils comfort while interpreting classic shapes with character. The Edith top stich took shape as the Edith below-the-knee boot. Elsewhere, there are leather Chelsea boots on a crepe sole with scallop edge trim that feature recycled cashmere; a new loafer family in different heights, and over- the-knee knitted boots and booties that are integrated with a sock for
a complete, trompe l’œil look. A collaboration with Moonboots incorporates Chloé material and recycled cashmere, transforming the exaggerated winter shape into something playful.

JEWELERY & SMALL ACCESSORIES
The ceramic buttons become pendants that are paired with minerals and semi- precious stones such as amethyst, rose and smoky quartz and lapis lazuli. Large pieces of stones appear inlaid in leather with adjustable leather straps that can be placed at the different chakras. Baroque pearls are juxtaposed with recycled wood as pendants and earrings. Button pendants hang from the handles of the purses for a personalised effect.

SOCIAL ACTION
This season, 20% of ready-to-wear is manufactured by World Fair Trade Organization fair trade-guaranteed members.

The collection counts two partnerships – Manos del Uruguay and Sheltersuit – as pathways to a positive social impact for the women and men crafting pieces throughout the collection.

ABOUT SHELTERSUIT
“This is a project I was really looking forward to developing at Chloé,
as it gives me the energy that comes from meaning and purpose. It grounds me in the reality that others are living today,” says Gabi. “I have deep admiration for Bas Timmer of Sheltersuit, a fellow designer who uses all
of his abilities in the service of others – the most altruistic way to use design. Bas and his team worked at the Maison for 10 days where they created
a Sheltersuit Chloe Backpack in four colours variations with repurposed materials from the house. The design is beautiful, joyful and functional;
it is consciously made and for a greater good, providing immediate shelter
to people experiencing homelessness.”

The product is completely repurposed and upcycled. For each backpack sold, Chloé will fund the making of two Sheltersuits. Three of the suits will be displayed on the runway showcasing the leftover prints that pay homage
to the history of the house and the craft of Sheltersuit.

Adds Gabi, “This is part of the Chloé mission: weaving purpose to business endeavours in a post-pandemic world to help acknowledge and alleviate the hardship of others. A luxury brand has the duty to do so.”

Sheltersuit, a non-profit organization, was conceived to provide shelter
for the homeless through full-length outerwear combining a jacket, duffel bag and sleeping bag. Made entirely from upcycled materials, this cold weather- resistant garment is assembled in the Netherlands by former refugees,
who are unable to access the labour market.

ABOUT THE MUSIC
Produced by Juan Campodonico and arranged by Danilo Astori Sueiro,
the score remixes Latin American artists Lido Pimienta and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs atop electronic sounds that shimmer and throb with forward momentum.Campodonico, a four-time Latin Grammy Award winner, has contributed to numerous albums and music projects, merging South American rhythms with global contemporary music. This music, so familiar to Gabi, now moves through Chloé like the evocation of a nighttime walk in Saint-Germain: transformative, energised, in bloom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STELLA McCARTNEY SHARED SPRING SUMMER 2021

Stella McCartney x Yoshitomo Nara 

#StellaMcCartney #YoshitomoNara #StellaxYoshitomoNara

Stella McCartney Shared Spring Summer 2021 is a post-gender capsule taking a stand and creating space for a rising, progressive generation to freely express themselves. Conscious urban pieces blend laidback luxury and a utilitarian wearability – personifying a need to be connected today and using activism and optimism to create a brighter tomorrow, interpreted through the cheeky resistance and rebelliousness of legendary Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara in his first-ever fashion collaboration. His work sets the collection’s tone, youthfully disrupting iconic styles with novel twists, while aligning Stella’s global tribe around the Old Bond Street (OBS) logo.

Bridging art, subculture and street culture, Yoshitomo Nara is fluent in the style of youth in revolt – with a signature punk attitude valorising non-conformity, free thought and individuality. Stella Shared SS21 includes rare, collectible ready-to-wear pieces and accessories including graphic coordinated silk sets and organic cotton tops emblazoned with his iconic illustrations of animalistic children and rallying phrases like “We are punks”, “Change the history” and “Don’t waste another day!”

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SENREVE is ringing in 2021 in style with two new bags from their latest Amica Misto collection

– Armonica Crossbody and Armonica Tote

SENREVE is ringing in 2021 in style with two new bags from their latest Amica Misto collection – a sleek, elegant, and sophisticated vegan collection that has already been featured on influencers like Aimee Song and Sincerely Jules. Following the launch of their Fiore Bucket Bag and Poema Pouch, SENREVE’s latest drop on January 12th includes their stunning Armonica Crossbody and Armonica Tote. What’s more, the brand will also be launching another vegan leather product from the same collection – the Continental Wallet – on January 26th, 2021.

Over a year ago, SENREVE set out to create vegan versions of their classic silhouettes as a commitment to be more sustainable. They wanted to do something different by creating a 100% vegan bag with traditional luxury craftsmanship approach. All three of the new products come in four colors, including Currant, Fern, Night, and Walnut. These bags are made of their Amica leather –a sophisticated combination of vegan croc-embossed and vegan smooth leather. No part of the bags are made with animal products or byproducts.

The Armonica Tote

An elevated update to the classic tote bag, the professional, sophisticated, and structured Armonica Tote is SENREVE’s most functional silhouette yet, this tote has all the pockets you will need to store every essential item – on the outside, there are two pockets and a trolley slip for your luggage to ensure easy access while you are on the go, with an extra zipper closure to secure your belongings. The bag’s interior keeps things organized with a zipper pocket, laptop band, five patch pockets, a key clip, and a pen pocket. It can be carried with the top handle or a shoulder strap that is adjustable and removable depending on your mood.

Price:  HK$7,830

The Armonica Crossbody

SENREVE has updated the everyday bag with their new Armonica Crossbody, a sized down version of the Armonica Tote. With the crossbody, you have different options of styling – wear it as a crossbody, shoulder bag, backpack, or handheld. On the outside, there are two pockets (a slip pocket and hidden back pocket) to ensure easy access to your essentials, and a zipper closure makes sure your belongings are always secure. The crossbody’s interior is designed with a pen pocket, tablet pocket, phone pocket, and key ring.

Price: HK$6,250

Continental Wallet

The mixed media vegan Continental Wallet is your all-access pass to ultimate functionality and versatility. It is an all-in-one wallet, clutch, and evening bag that is made in SENREVE’s Amica Misto leather. Perfect for your daily adventures, it can be worn day-to-night as a clutch, shoulder bag, or a crossbody. The interior is equipped for organization with 10 card slots, 2 bill slots, and a zipper pocket. On the outside, there’s an extra phone pocket, so you can always stay in touch on the go. You can also elevate the wallet with the removable and fully adjustable elegant metal chain strap.

Price: HK$3,490

Pop-Up Store Details

Address: Shop OT 310A, Level 3, Ocean Terminal Harbour City, Kowloon

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 to 21:00

Duration of Pop-up: 23rd November 2020 till 18th February 2021

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PORTS 1961 Pre-Spring 2021 Collection

For the Resort 2021 season, PORTS 1961 interprets the spirit of the French bourgeois, a play on nautical details, resulting in a collection of easy to wear modern wardrobe staples.

Nautical tailoring is playfully mixed up with asymmetrical rows of hammered gold buttons. Utility codes are mixed with femininity, in unexpected fabrics, colours and prints.

Familiar prints are distorted to morph into something new. Bold polkadots, whimsical and delicate florals with dragonflies and geometric distortions inspired by the French Orphism art movement.

Elsewhere, colour blocked silk cady dresses and poplin separates in banana yellow and muted pinks make for a juxtaposition that’s strong and gentle, in equal measure. For evening, liquid metallic dresses, layers of lace ruffle and sharp tuxedo jumpsuits suggest something both familiar and modern.

For accessories, the Astrid, Anouk and Anika bags, light and versatile, feature the new PORTS 1961 ‘double style’ concept, with pockets on both the front and back, offering added functionality and ease. Heirloom jewels mix pearls and silver, with modern links and chains for a feeling that is both timeless and today.

Chris Hemsworth as BOSS global brand ambassador

Starting this year, actor Chris Hemsworth, best known for his role as Thor, will be the first Hollywood star to be appointed new global brand ambassador for BOSS. In this role, he will be the international BOSS face of the worldwide fashion campaigns planned for 2021 and 2022. Hemsworth has already been collaborating with HUGO BOSS on the iconic BOSS Bottled scent since 2017. By expanding this partnership, the Group is ensuring a globally consistent BOSS brand image that will bridge various product groups. The generated synergies will also further enhance the brand’s appeal.

“I’ve been a huge BOSS fan for a long time, so I’m really happy to now represent the brand’s collections as global ambassador. Our partnership over the past few years has been absolutely brilliant. I’m very excited to be working more closely with the BOSS team,” said Chris Hemsworth.  

Yves Müller, Managing Board Spokesman at HUGO BOSS AG, stated, “We are proud that, in Chris, we have been able to secure a world-class star who is a perfect fit for our BOSS brand. He embodies a contemporary take of success and masculinity. Chris perfectly exemplifies the modern man of today: self-confident, authentic and approachable.”

With the appointment of Chris Hemsworth – a passionate surfer who epitomizes a well-balanced lifestyle – the Group is taking another step in its casualization process of the BOSS brand.

In addition to his career as an actor, Chris Hemsworth is a dedicated environmentalist, and strategically leverages his popularity to draw attention to climate change and species protection. More than 45 million followers on Instagram demonstrate that he has become a role model for younger generations.

The first campaign featuring Chris Hemsworth will begin in spring 2021. The partnership will also see the launch of a joint BOSS capsule collection with a sustainability focus.

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MICHAEL KORS RELEASES 2021 LUNAR NEW YEAR CAMPAIGN

Michael Kors is pleased to share the 2021 Lunar New Year campaign, celebrating the spirit of togetherness and spending time with the ones you love.

With fewer people traveling home for the holiday, this year’s campaign focuses on bringing a sense of home to you, wherever you are celebrating. Drawing inspiration from classic Chinese cinema, the vibrant stills and video vignettes capture those cherished moments and age-old traditions that make Lunar New Year so special—gathering around the dinner table with family and friends, sharing your favorite foods, and enjoying a cup of tea & sweets after the meal.

The 2021 Capsule Collection features a luxe selection of the brand’s most-loved bags, including the SoHo shoulder bag, exclusively offered in a new, special edition Red or Black Tweed.

Gift this bag to a loved one, and then, as per tradition, slip one of the brand’s logo-embossed red money envelopes inside.

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#LunarNewYear

Stella McCartney Unveils McCartney A to Z Manifesto Pop-up Exhibition at Beijing SKP

Stella McCartney celebrated the opening of its first-ever McCartney A to Z Manifesto pop-up exhibition at Beijing SKP. Timed with the conscious luxury fashion house’s upcoming 20th anniversary in 2021, the McCartney A to Z Manifesto is a map of the brand’s DNA and a blueprint of future intention. Conceived during lockdown, it is a guiding alphabet blending fashion, art and sustainability – with each letter representing a Stella value brought to life by 26 different global artists spanning emerging talents and living legends like William Eggleston, Sam Taylor-Johnson and Peter Blake, among others. These artworks are being exhibited for the first time at the pop-up space on the 4th floor of Beijing SKP Mall until January 3rd, 2021.

Over 100 friends of the brand attended the opening event, including actress Ning Chang, artist Hou Zichao, fashion blogger Gogoboi, Zuo Anxiao, to name but a few. They partook in the pop-up exhibition whilst sharing their views of sustainable development and fashion with reference to the A to Z Manifesto.

Also available exclusively at the pop-up are individually numbered, limited-edition artist t-shirts inspired by the McCartney A to Z Manifesto – featuring artwork by collaborators Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Ed Ruscha, George Condo, Hajime Sorayama, Olafur Eliasson, Rashid Johnson and Chinese artist Hou Zichao. Only 30 of each artist t-shirt are available globally and support charities of the creator’s choosing. Additionally, an edit of iconic Stella McCartney styles like the Falabella bag and the Elyse shoe, as well as select Spring 2021 collection items, will also be sold at the pop-up.