H&M Reveals Their Designer Collaboration With Moschino

An Instagram live call from Gigi Hadid to her friend Jeremy Scott revealed: H&M’s next designer collaboration is withMOSCHINO – the iconic Italian brand to which Jeremy Scott has injected a new pop energy since he became Creative Director in 2013. The collection, MOSCHINO [tv] H&M, will be available in select H&M stores worldwide from November 8.

 

The call, from Gigi Hadid to Jeremy Scott, was projected on digital screens at the annual MOSCHINO party in Coachella, California and live broadcasted on @hm surprising guests with the big news. Jeremy and Gigi were dressed in the first looks from the MOSCHINO [tv] H&M collection, a collection full of the vitality, playfulness and humour that has made the label one of the most beloved in fashion today. For H&M, Jeremy Scott has designed new MOSCHINO collections for both women and men, as well as a full range of accessories and some extra surprises too.

“I am so excited about MOSCHINO [tv] H&M. My life’s work has been to connect with people through fashion, and with this collaboration I’ll be able to reach more of my fans than I’ve ever had the ability to do.,” says Jeremy Scott, CreativeDirector of MOSCHINO.

“MOSCHINO [tv] H&M is the perfect collaboration for fashion right now, mixing together pop, street culture, logos andalso glamour. Jeremy Scott is amazing – he knows how to have fun with fashion, and to connect with his fans around theworld.” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor, H&M.

The MOSCHINO [tv] H&M campaign is a radically innovative TV concept enmeshing social and traditional media to create a multi-platform takeover – a captivating new “zapping” experience for the digital world.

Source: H & M 


Samsung Transforms TV’s ‘role’ at home

Samsung Electronics Australia has launched its 2018 TV range, introducing new innovations that are designed to change the TV experience for Australians. Featuring an extended offering of ultra-large-screen TVs across its flagship QLED, Premium UHD, and UHD ranges, Samsung’s 2018 offering features incredible picture quality, enhanced smart capabilities and stylish design to effortlessly complement any environment.

The 2018 TV range debuts a new standard of picture quality for Samsung TVs featuring pure colour and deep blacks in a range of lighting conditions, times of day, or content on the screen. Samsung’s inorganic Quantum Dot technology means the QLED display helps ensure that colour remains pure at high brightness across both light or dark scenes. QLED display is also resistant to damage from burn-in, and Australians can enjoy added peace of mind with a 10 Year No Screen Burn Guarantee.

The range also responds to the rising demand amongst Australians for large-screen televisions with the introduction of seven models across the lineup that are 75 inches and above. In fact, you can watch a 75” screen from just 2.3 metres away, so a compact living area or bedroom can become the theatre you never knew you had.

Designed to reflect how Australians are now utilising their TVs, Samsung’s QLED TVs now seamlessly blend into their surroundings with the mere press of a dedicated Ambient Mode button on the remote. Ambient Mode enables the TV to blend into the home environment by displaying the pattern of the wall behind while displaying weather information, the time and date, family photos, and more.

The refined look of the QLED range is further enhanced by the One Clear Connection cable, which reduces cable clutter by transmitting both a data signal and power over a single thin, clear cable to the One Connect Box. This is a first for Samsung that delivers more freedom for Australians in where they place their TV.

Hass Mahdi, Head of AV, Samsung Electronics Australia said: “The way Australians watch and use their TVs is changing and we’ve responded with a lineup that reflects their lifestyle, personal style and viewing habits.”

“The 2018 range opens up new experiences that will truly change the way people think about Samsung TVs and what our home entertainment products can deliver,” added Mahdi.

“We continue to deliver on picture quality whilst recognising that Aussies want technology that works around them and their passions, whether they are watching sports, movies or gaming.

“With Ambient Mode you can instantly transform the TV into a functioning screen that matches its surroundings. With the latest in Samsung’s picture quality meaning you no longer need a big room to own one, we also know that Australians are looking for larger TVs. Aussies can now get closer to the action without distraction.”

Source: Samsung


Josh Niland's Fish Butchery to Open in Paddington

Josh and Julie Niland will open the doors to their Fish Butchery in Paddington, Sydney on Tuesday 17 April. The first of its kind, the Fish Butchery is a boutique retail store selling high quality Australian fish, cut and prepared to order and handed to the customer together with cooking advice from a skilled fish butcher.

The store is conveniently located a few doors down from chef Josh Niland’s award winning restaurant Saint Peter – 362 Oxford Street in Paddington.

“Opening Fish Butchery is part of our ongoing dream to encourage people to eat a wider variety of fish. We want to make those lesser-known varieties of fish not just a restaurant experience but commonplace at home. They taste great, so our aim is for customer enjoyment but also to support sustainable fishing” says Josh.

“There is a plethora of under-utilised fish in our waters and it’s often the case when the right method of cookery is applied, results exceed your expectations. By eating a wider variety, we take the pressure off the stock standard and highly commercialised selection”.

This retail outlet will allow Josh to interact with customers in a new way and empower them to enjoy high quality seafood at its best in their own home. Fish Butchery offers the craftsmanship of a traditional butcher shop where the meat would be aged, dressed, prepared in different cuts and styles and where other products using the meat would be created. The Fish Butchery is a high-tech 21st century retail store and instead of meat of course, Josh and his team only use fish.

With their intimate understanding of the handling, storage and selection of fish they can encourage customers to experiment a little whilst ensuring minimal wastage. Working directly with fisherman as well as the Sydney Fish Markets, Fish Butchery will bring a variety of species such as tommy ruff, Tasmanian octopus, Mooloolaba Mahi Mahi and leatherjacket to the market in an accessible way.

Josh explains, “At Fish Butchery, the fish will be handled dry and stored at a very low temperature. Storing and handling fish in this way intensifies the flavour profile of the fish and offers a real difference in the final cooked product. It also extends the shelf life of most fish species, which means we can purchase the best available each day without wastage”.

Fish Butchery will display the fish in a static cool room (no fan) with a temperature of 0-2 degrees celsius rather than resting on mounds of wet ice. Fish will be dry scaled, filleted, pin boned and when appropriate, dry aged. Fish will also be available cut to order.

In addition, Fish Butchery will offer takeaway fish and chips and sell kitchen tools for the home like the same custom-made fish weights used to cook the super crisp fish skin served at Saint Peter.

Located at 388 Oxford Street, Paddington, in Sydney NSW, Fish Butchery will be open from 10am – 6:30pm, Tuesday to Sunday. A website for the store will be launched soon, in the meantime further updates will be available at saintpeter.com.au or @fishbutchery & @mrniland

Images by Mark Best

Source: Fish Butchery


InsideJapan - Autumn Leaves Are The New Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossom season in Japan is almost a case of “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”.

Every accolade is merited of this bucket-list experience, but as the leaves dissipate in ethereal pearl-hued showers, attention turns to the lesser known, but arguably as stunning sibling of the flora world  – leaf peeping.

Known asKoyo’, autumn leaf viewing lasts for nearly three months, the ‘Koyo front’ descending the length of Japan from October. Palettes of warm colour spark around Tokyo and Kyoto into early December and although overlooked by western travellers for the pink blossom, the vermillion leaves are just as impressive, creating a blaze of colour up mountainsides and temple gardens across Japan.

Co-founder of InsideJapan Tours, Alastair Donnelly, says, “The spectacle is arguably more enjoyable than the cherry blossom as although very popular with Japanese, the Koyo period is not so well known abroad and a lot less busy. During the peak Koyo period, the weather is more often than not, dry, sunny and quite warm during the day making it a great time of year to travel to Japan.” 

To further tempt, here are InsideJapan Tour’s top reasons to enjoy one of Japan’s most spectacular natural phenomena.

 TOP FIVE REASONS TO LEAF PEEP

Lovely leaves – The mountains, canyons and temples are already impressive, only enhanced by the blazing Japanese Acer (maple) trees.  Japan is 70% mountains, but many visitors head to the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto over the mountains. Autumn is perfect for venturing into the Japanese Alps with the leaves cutting kaleidoscopic swathes to mountain peaks.

Lose the crowd – Less people visit Japan in autumn than spring for the cherry blossom. Although not as quiet as winter, noticeably fewer people travel in November and December to Kyoto with the leaves turning late in the year.

Benign Weather – Autumn weather is generally good in Japan – dry, sunny and quite warm during the day. There is less unpredictability with weather during the season offering picture perfect scenery….a lot of the time.

Autumn Feasting – The food often reflects the seasons in Japan. A good bowl of hot Nabe accompanied by a special autumn beer is the perfect leaf peeping recovery. There are other foods that come into season during autumn such as sweet potato, Matsutake mushrooms and ‘Saba’ Mackerel is at its best.

Festival Season – Apart from leaf-arama, you’ll also catch major cultural festivals (matsuri) such as Kyoto’s Jidai Matsuri (22 October) , a celebration of Japan’s feudal history with processions of performers dressed in samurai costume parading through the streets. Also in Kyoto, witness the beautiful Gion Geisha dances from 1-10 November, each telling a story to the accompaniment of the shamisen (Japanese guitar). On 15 November, children across the country dress up in kimonos to celebrate the Shichi-go-san festival that marks a coming of age at 3, 5 and 7 years.

InsideJapan Tours Top Leaf Peeping Itineraries

The 13 night ‘Autumn Splendour’ self-guided adventure heads from Tokyo to Kyoto, via Nikko and the Japanese Alps and the Kamikochi national park. The best done from late October right through November to catch the best of the leaves. 13 nights of traditional and modern accommodation is included with all transport between all destinations in Japan, breakfast every day, some evening meals, private guiding in Tokyo and Kyoto, a tea ceremony experience in Kyoto a cycle tour in Takayama and more. Costs from AUD$4810pp (based on two sharing and excluding international flights).

The 13 night Classic Japan small group tour heads into the Kamikochi National Park and takes in Tokyo, Kyoto and beyond. All accommodation and transport between destinations within Japan are included, with daily breakfast and seven evening meals, afternoon tea with a Geisha in Kyoto, Tokyo and Hakone transport passes, luggage forwarding, the full time services of a tour leader and much more. It costs AUD$6640pp (excluding international flights).

Source: Inside Japan Tours


The Chanel 2018 Handbag Ad Campaign - Digital Animation

A woman and her bag. Or rather her bags. It’s a timeless story of fashion and of love between practicality and aesthetic passion. Karl Lagerfeld tells it here through a prism that transcends generations, styles and eras. For the Spring-Summer 2018 handbag campaign, the designer has invited model Kaia Gerber to Mademoiselle Chanel’s apartment.

A world in which every piece of furniture, every object is a bearer of authenticity, emotions, memories. Like the fawn suede sofa with quilted cushions immortalised in photographs of Gabrielle Chanel surrounded by her models and her dearest friends, and on which today Kaia Gerber strikes a pose. Time has no hold on this refuge, the soul of Gabrielle Chanel remains there, and Karl Lagerfeld takes care to bring it ever more to life.

The CHANEL handbag is an icon, a pure concentrate of dreams, of history, of a luxury meticulously fashioned. The 11.12 bag, in richly embroidered tweed or playful in coloured transparent PVC, illustrates a mood, a desire and travels through time, essential to every silhouette. The last-born, CHANEL’s GABRIELLE handbag, is, just like its predecessors, both practical and elegant. Its volume, its suppleness fitted on a rigid base and its strap allowing for multiple ways of wearing it, distinguishes it from the other bags of the House.

The Boy CHANEL bag reveals a taste for the masculine/feminine at CHANEL, Gabrielle Chanel’s own borrowings from menswear and notably the hunter’s cartridge belts she wore over the shoulder and which provided direct inspiration. Finally, a vanity case and a camera case with their original shapes swathed in exotic leathers or charms.

In this new campaign, the diversity of the CHANEL bags is made clear, and yet they’re all linked by an eternal, instantly recognisable style. The CHANEL bag is a true fashion manifesto, a history of women, all women.

Source: Chanel