Jeremy Scott showcases Moschino’s Pre-Fall 2019
While all eyes are on the Pitti Uomo in Florence, Jeremy Scott showcased his pre-fall collection for Moschino on January 8. Held at the Roman Cinecittà Studios, the show was inspired by the movies of iconic Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini. The collection walked the line between Scott’s playful aesthetics and the intricacies of couture. Models sauntered down the runway in embellished trucker jackets, herringbone coats, corsets over silk dresses, see-through dresses, tutu skirts, and, to add more drama, feathered headdresses. Besides this, there were some red carpet-worthy pieces too – a corseted red gown, a heavily embellished slit dress with a bra top, and fringe dresses reminding us of Fellini classics.
Ministry of Textiles celebrates Indian artisans
To highlight and appreciate the efforts of Indian artisans, the Ministry of Textiles organised a fashion showcase with designers Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Gaurang Shah, Anita Dongre, Anju Modi, and Rohit Bal on January 8. The event not just celebrated design techniques but also honoured those who have contributed to the promotion of handloom and craft. Titled ‘Artisan Speak’and held at the Red Fort, those who were honoured included craft revivalist and textile conservationist Madhu Jain and Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) President Sunil Sethi among others.
Gucci’s releases its new publication ‘Dapper Dan’s Harlem’
As a tribute to the iconic African-American fashion designer, Gucci has released a special limited-edition book titled ‘Dapper Dan’s Harlem’. Produced and shot by filmmaker and photographer Ari Marcopoulos, it journeys through Harlem, Dapper Dan’s home, and his eponymous atelier, which Gucci helped revive and reopen in December 2017. The book also features original images shot on location, and portraits of friends of the House and Dapper Dan, including artist, director and designer Trevor Andrew, artist, poet and author Cleo Wade, restaurateur and Harlem chef Marcus Samuelsson, and businessman and author Steve Stoute.
Ralph Lauren’s new perfume campaign
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Ralph Lauren celebrates a story of modern love with the timeless women’s fragrance, Romance. Starring longtime couple Taylor Hill and Michael Stephen Shank. . See more from the new campaign and shop the eau de parfum at RalphLauren.com/Romance. . #BelieveInRomance #RalphLaurenRomance @taylor_hill @michaelstephenshank
Since Ralph Lauren launched Romance, its bestselling fragrance, in 1999, the brand has released campaigns every year featuring models such as Ryan Heavyside, Nacho Figueras, and Delfina Blaquier. The latest one is with real-life couple model Taylor Hill and her boyfriend Michael Stephen Shank. Also featured with them is Tate, their Mini Doodle dog, who has almost 50,000 followers on Instagram. The black and white images have been shot at locations such as Central Park in New York City.
Donatella Versace to star in Chiara Ferragni’s new documentary
She is one of the original influencers who changed the way fashion was consumed with her blog ‘The Blonde Salad’. To celebrate a decade in business, Chiara Ferragni will be collaborating with Italian director Elisa Amoruso to create a documentary that captures her personal life; filming for it started at Ferragni’s Sicily wedding last September. Leading names like Donatella Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, Jeremy Scott, and Maria Grazia Chiuri (who also created her wedding dress) are slated to be a part of the film.
Kim Jones’ first menswear collection for Dior is launching in India
Kim Jones’ first menswear collection for Dior is all set to launch in India and around the world on January 11. The collection, which takes hints from Dior’s AW 1950 collection, comprises shirts with whimsical motifs, signature Dior jackets, and the iconic Saddle Bag shape with a masculine twist. What makes this collection one-of-a-kind is its couture identity translated into masculine silhouettes that are softer, with rounded shoulders and eased shapes.
Ryan Reynolds is the new face of Armani Code
‘Deadpool’ star Ryan Reynolds has been appointed as the new face of Armani Code, the men’s fragrance by Giorgio Armani. Armani Code Absolu, which is the brand’s latest fragrance, will see Reynolds being featured in a short film directed by Reed Morano, the Emmy-award winning director of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.
Puma and Porsche Collaborate
Porsche and Puma are coming together to create a fireproof racing clothing line, including shoes, caps, and luggage. The Puma logo will be featured on all Porsche race cars, and as part of the deal, Puma has also gained the rights to create a series of replica apparel, footwear, headwear, accessories, and bags for Porsche Motorsport fans. “Puma’s race-wear is developed for the highest level of racing and we are happy to add Porsche Motorsport to our existing partnerships in F1, and other top motorsport categories,” said Bjørn Gulden, CEO of Puma, in a statement.
Peter Dundas’ Spring 2019 Couture Show
Peter Dundas went old school Hollywood at his Spring 2019 Couture Show, staged at The Art of Elysium’s star-studded annual Heaven fundraising gala. Seeking inspiration from the likes of Traci Lords and the character pf Elvira Hancock from ‘Scarface’, he created a line resonating his signature aesthetics – floor-length tuxedo dresses, kaftans in jewel tones, puffy-shouldered disco dresses, sequined pantsuits, and leather dresses. More drama came via leather bra-tops and giraffe-inspired capes. This show marked Dundas’ seventh presentation post his departure from Pucci.