GUCCI TAKES TO THE DANCE CLUB WITH PRE-FALL 2017 CAMPAIGN

Gucci

Gucci unveils pre-fall 2017 campaign
Gucci unveils pre-fall 2017 campaign

Gucci’s pre-fall 2017 campaign spotlights a cast of all-black models. Called ‘Soul Scene’, Glen Luchford captures a party of young people at London’s Mildmay Club for the advertisements. Creative director Alessandro Michele found inspiration in a London exhibition called “Made You Look,”, which spotlighted black masculinity and style. Influence was also found in the 1960’s music movement called Northern Soul. The campaign images capture a lively scene full of dancing and models posing in vibrant looks. The pre-fall collection’s statement bags and fashions stand out complete with reptiles as accessories. Discover more from Gucci’s pre-fall 2017 advertisements below.


GUCCI PRE-FALL 2017 CAMPAIGN

Titled Soul Scene, Gucci's pre-fall 2017 campaign features an all-Black cast
Titled ‘Soul Scene’, Gucci’s pre-fall 2017 campaign features an all-Black cast
Models dance in Gucci's Soul Scene pre-fall 2017 campaign
Models dance in Gucci’s ‘Soul Scene’ pre-fall 2017 campaign
Gucci focuses on fur for pre-fall 2017 campaign
Gucci focuses on fur for pre-fall 2017 campaign
Glen Luchford photographs Gucci’s pre-fall 2017 advertising campaign
Glen Luchford photographs Gucci’s pre-fall 2017 advertising campaign
Gucci embraces prints with pre-fall 2017 campaign
Gucci embraces prints with pre-fall 2017 campaign
Alessandro Michele designs embroidered pieces for Gucci’s pre-fall 2017 collection
Alessandro Michele designs embroidered pieces for Gucci’s pre-fall 2017 collection
An image from Gucci's pre-fall 2017 campaign
An image from Gucci’s pre-fall 2017 campaign
The Mildmay Club in London serves as the setting for Gucci's pre-fall 2017 campaign
The Mildmay Club in London serves as the setting for Gucci’s pre-fall 2017 campaign

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SAINT LAURENT EDDIE 110 LEAF PUMPS

Designer Shoes

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They said that superwomen do it much better in high heels and we couldn’t agree more. As if reading our minds and never blurring the fashion line, Saint Laurent has introduced in the Spring Summer 2017 Collection the Eddie 110 Leaf Pumps, which are fashionably fabulous.

First seen on the runway, these Saint Laurent Eddie 110 Leaf Pumps will change your perspective when it comes to pumps. Say goodbye to days of wearing boring pumps, as these might be your next favorite go-to pumps.

Now let’s take a closer look, shall we? This Saint Laurent slingback pump is made from snakeskin and patent leather to achieve a unique approach when it comes to luxury footwear. If you zoom in, you’ll instantly notice that a ruched “leaf” is attached to the adjustable ankle strap, which gives it a more distinct and unique appeal.

The total heel height is 4.3 inches and is priced $995 USD, €795 euro, £685 GBP via Saint Laurent boutiques.

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Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Aérolithe Performance

Jewelry & Watches

The Bugatti Aérolithe Performance is the newest timepiece made and developed by Swiss luxury watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier to continue its relationship with the French hypercar-maker. It was back in 2001 when the first meeting between Parmigiani Fleurier and Bugatti took place, and the two brands formally entered into a partnership in 2004. Bugatti gave Parmigiani Fleurier carte blanche to craft some of the most exclusive creations, using sophisticated materials often unseen in the automotive industry and on a scale that fills the car manufacturer with admiration; and the Bugatti collection, inspired by the spirit of the Molsheim-based brand, was born.



The collection began with the Bugatti Type 370, which set the benchmark for the future models. Since then, several timepieces have been introduced as a part of the Bugatti collection along with the Parmigiani Bugatti Aérolithe Chronograph, which was released in 2014 and inspired by the legendary 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Aérolithe. The Fleurier-based watchmaker’s newest timepiece also pays tribute to the same automotive masterpiece; but is a more refined, super-exclusive watch you would expect to come out of the partnership between the two high-end brands. This model focuses on the rich and textured dial created by techniques only achievable through use of laser technology.

Even by Bugatti standards, the 1935 Type 57 Aerolithe was no ordinary car. Built a few years before the infamous type 57SC Atlantics, the story of the Bugatti Aérolithe is an almost legend. Jean Bugatti built the Bugatti Aérolithe, hidden from his father Ettore, by creating it from a highly flammable magnesium alloy called ‘Elektron’ that made welding impossible. The body was designed in two parts joined by an ingenious riveted dorsal seam. The Aérolithe made a sensational debut at the 1935 Earl’s Court Motor Show in the U.K. and had one road test in 1936. But soon after, the incredible car disappeared from the surface of the earth. The car was never seen again; it was most likely destroyed.

When creating the Bugatti Aérolithe Performance, Parmigiani Fleurier was inspired by the legendary prototype’s beauty and mystery. Instead of the extremely flammable magnesium alloy used in the car, the 41mm case of the watch is made entirely from titanium, using laser technology to apply finishes beyond the capability of conventional machining. The dial has a diamond-shaped, textured pattern in which the ends of the diamonds are polished in order to create a richer, textured look. Parmigiani Fleurier says that it is impossible to achieve it without the use of said laser technology. Even the exterior of the dial is ‘selectively laser sand blasted’ to add to the aesthetic appeal of the timepiece.

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COCO ROCHA MODELS 80’S INSPIRED BEAUTY LOOKS FOR FASHION MAGAZINE

Fashion

Coco Rocha on FASHION Magazine April 2017 Cover
Coco Rocha on FASHION Magazine April 2017 Cover

Canadian top model Coco Rocha lands the April 2017 cover for FASHION Magazine. The platinum blonde lands not just one but five covers for the new issue. Set to hit newsstands on March 13th, a special collector’s edition features a three-tab overlay for mixing and matching. Owen Bruce photographs Coco for the spread with styling by George Antonopoulos. In the spread, the 28-year-old wears bold statement jewelry as well as 80’s inspired makeup and clothing looks.

EDITORIAL: COCO ROCHA STARS IN FASHION APRIL 2017 COVER STORY

Channeling the 80’s, Coco Rocha wears Marni jacket, pants and earrings
Channeling the 80’s, Coco Rocha wears Marni jacket, pants and earrings

COCO ROCHA ON SOCIAL MEDIA & FASHION

In her interview, Coco talks about fashion’s fickleness with social media. The Canadian was one of the first models to embrace platforms like Tumblr and Twitter. “[Prior to social media], everything was hush-hush. The fashion industry was supposed to be a fantasy world that was unattainable and aspirational. And the model was part of that. You wouldn’t really know anything about her or her personality, and here I was trying to change that. It’s funny that some of the same people who told me I was ‘ruining the mystique’ at the time are now posting incessantly about what they ate for breakfast.”

Wearing red blush and lipstick, Coco Rocha models Swarovski earrings and ring
Wearing red blush and lipstick, Coco Rocha models Swarovski earrings and ring
Model Coco Rocha gets clad in Gucci jacket, skirt and heels
Model Coco Rocha gets clad in Gucci jacket, skirt and heels
Getting her closeup, Coco Rocha poses in Tibi top and Karen Walker sunglasses
Coco Rocha models blue eyeshadow and red lacquered lips with Gillian Steinhart earrings
Coco Rocha models blue eyeshadow and red lacquered lips with Gillian Steinhart earrings
Coco Rocha poses in Altuzarra top, skirt, belt and earrings with Botkier ring
Coco Rocha poses in Altuzarra top, skirt, belt and earrings with Botkier ring

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Louis Vuitton’s latest spin time watch is the Escale Spin Time Blue

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Louis Vuitton’s Escale Spin Time Blue takes their already clever Escale Spin Time watch to another realm of cool. Escale Spin Time watches are powered by an in-house LV movement which allows the 12 rotating cubes on the dial to move and tell time. This 2017 version also includes a flying tourbillon in the centre of the dial that rotates every minute. This is the first time the house has combined their Spin Time movement with a flying tourbillon.


This innovation is housed in a 41 mm satin finished titanium case with a platinum bezel, lugs and crown. The v-shaped tourbillon carriage seems to float over the dial of the watch and the house chose to enhance this effect by using a specially designed sapphire crystal. While previous renditions of the Escale Spin Time have been pretty colorful, this watch uses a single color- blue- to great effect. The Escale Spin Time Blue is finished with a navy blue alligator strap with a yellow rubber-effect calfskin lining and a white gold pin buckle.

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Loewe Hammock Bag

Other Brands

It’s one bag – ONE bag – and it has multiple looks – MULTIPLE!loewe-hammock-bag-7


When we first touched on the wonders of what the Hammock Bag is, it left me with a lingering ache in my heart. One, I had hoped it will survive the hand bag fashion world, where every brand is fighting to get the prime spot. And two, I hope people will buy it.

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It’s been several seasons since the Hammock came out, and it evolved long enough to now be available in two sizes: regular and small (both adorable!). This season we’re seeing many variations offered by Loewe, and it looks like it’s something that definitely isn’t dying in the handbag fashion world. Loewe seems to want to take this design and put its place in the market, and your closet.

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The only thing I haven’t seen of late are actual people using it. Perhaps in my side of the world and in the circles I go around, I don’t catch anyone using one. We seem to see everything else Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, even Hermès on the streets, but I almost never see LVMH’s baby Loewe.

Perhaps there are bags that are just meant to be under-the-radar, but this beautiful bag and it’s multiple forms seem to be such a design breakthrough that … only I seem to appreciate? Perhaps a handful of us are out there, in case singling myself out is such a naïve assumption.

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I mean it’s so rare to come across a bag that can be smaller, bigger, and one that folds in and out and takes on a new form just by, literally, waving your hand. It can be a tote or a sling bag, cross body or shoulder bag.

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Normally I want to see someone else carrying a bag before I purchase one for myself. Does everyone else not know about the Hammock bag yet? Am I alone in being in love with this bag? Or do people know this bag but don’t love it (and that I suck)?

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In many ways, I feel like Loewe, in general, is an under rated brand in itself. So, perhaps no matter how awesome a design could be, if you’re not a big player in the fashion industry, you’d be left being adored in a distance, and blogged about, by a bag loving boy.

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