VIVID SYDNEY AT ITS SKY HIGH BEST: The best Vivid yet . . .

On the last night of Vivid Sydney 2016, Destination NSW has released new drone footage that showcases the event’s innovative precincts, brightest installations and festival favourites.

In 2016, Vivid Sydney ran its longest ever program, illuminating Sydney for 23 nights from 27 May to 18 June. The festival celebrates the intersection of creativity, art, technology and innovation, and highlights Sydney as the creative capital of Asia Pacific.

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the State Government’s major events and tourism agency.

This year, Vivid Sydney saw more than 90 light installations and projections appear throughout the city, while 190 Vivid Music events occurred and more than 658 speakers appeared as part of 183 Vivid Ideas events.

Vivid Sydney has set a Guinness World Records Title with the Dress Circle installation recognised as the world’s largest interactive display, and celebrated significant milestones with Taronga Zoo’s 100th and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s 200th anniversaries.


5SOS BEATS THE MITEY DRUM AT THE FIRST NATIONAL VEGEMITE DAY AT CHISWICK, SYDNEY + Exclusive

Home grown global music stars 5 Seconds of Summer have returned to Australia to encourage the nation to ‘BEAT THE MITEY DRUM’ and create the biggest cheer squad to support our Olympians heading to Rio.

Vegemite is the official Spread of the Australian Olympic team, and today, just 50 days out from the Games, 5SOS and Vegemite together are celebrating the first official National Vegemite Day in Australia.

5SOS were joined by iconic Olympians Liz Cambage, Matthew Mitcham, Leisel Jones, Geoff Huegill and John Steffensen for the major announcement at a VIP Vegemite breakfast in Sydney created by Matt Moran.

The Beat The Mitey Drum app is available for download

WHAT: LAUNCH OF ‘BEAT THE MITEY DRUM’ CAMPAIGN AT FIRST NATIONAL VEGEMITE DAY BREAKFAST

WHERE: CHISWICK RESTAURANT, 65 OCEAN STREET, WOOLLAHRA

WHEN: THURSDAY 16TH JUNE FROM 7.00AM


Fashion news: Disney x Coach - Mickey Mouse

Two American classics and global originals join forces for Disney x Coach, a limited- edition collection featuring Mickey Mouse designs on Coach leathergoods and ready- to-wear fashions. Mixing the irreverent with the iconic, the collection will launch into stores in Australia in early July.

The collection is part of a series of exclusive, limited-edition projects that celebrate American pop culture, and commemorate Coach’s 75th anniversary.
Mickey Mouse’s vibrant personality shines through the collection, with specially created sketches by Disney animators. The exclusive artwork appears on signature Coach glove-tanned leather bags including the Saddle and the Dinky.

“Mickey Mouse is one of my earliest memories of American pop – his nostalgic charm, cheekiness, individuality and inherent cool make for the ultimate American icon,” said Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers. “I’ve always seen Mickey as a playful rebel at heart and a timeless symbol of joy and creativity. That spirit reinforces the new youthful perspective we are bringing to luxury at Coach.”

“This collaboration brings together two iconic brands in fresh, yet timeless designs that celebrate the heritage and style of both Mickey and Coach, ” said Josh Silverman,

Executive Vice President, Global Licensing, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “This incredible collection is sure to delight the fashion world and Disney fans alike.”

Love magazine Editor-In-Chief Katie Grand – a long time friend and collaborator of Vevers – has taken over the Soho store for the project, curating the space with her iconoclastic and eclectic eye. To celebrate the launch, Vevers designed a special Coach/Love t-shirt and tote featuring an extra punky sequined and studded Mickey.

The collection will be available at Coach stores; St Collins Lane, Emporium, Chadstone and QVB as well as online at www.coachaustralia.com


COACH + TOPMAN | SPRING 2017 COLLECTION AT LC:M

An eclectic American counter-culture mash-up, celebrating rebel youth and the bravery and boldness of those who challenge conventions, preconceptions and the status quo.

Exploring the notion of cult following and the juxtaposition of belonging and rebellion; the precision of uniform and the individuality of personalization. Biker gang culture, ‘B’ Movies, beatniks, New York punk and hip-hop, The Twilight Zone and James Dean; today’s obsession with the archetypal American man’s wardrobe pieces. Disassembling and reassembling to make more than the sum of the parts.

The familiar, nostalgic iconography of Surf, Hawaii, Western, hot rods and Tex Avery, subverted by artist Gary Baseman, with an undercurrent of mischievous humor and grounded in a spare, honest palette of all-American workwear colors.

Raw, elemental functionality made unique, yet never precious. Using an intimate voice to riff on todays’s status symbols and a cool, honest, personal take on luxury.

Celebrity guests included Kate Moss, Michael B Jordan, Nick Grimshaw, Jordan Barrett, Sam Claflin, Jack Guinness, Robert Konjic, Jim Chapman, Kyle de’Volle, Corentin Fila, Tahar Rahim and Ethan Juan.


OFFICIAL START OF THE GREATEST MOTORING ADVENTURE PEKING TO PARIS

Swiss watch manufacturer Frederique Constant is the official timekeeper of the 2016 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge, one of the most extraordinary journeys that you can do in a motorcar universe.

With its first edition in 1907, The Peking to Paris Motor Challenge is one of the oldest automotive challenges still running today. Bringing vintage sports cars together side-by-side, their route includes driving in some of the world’s toughest lands and requires the participants to maintain a demanding rally-time schedule.

On Sunday, organisers, partners, competitors and cars were all excited and reunited for the departure of this great adventure beside the breathtaking, Great Wall of China. An architectural marvel, where the first rally started 109 years ago.

Over 100 vintage sports cars and their crew lined up under the giant arch in front of the Great Wall: Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Fiat, Mercedes, Peugeot and Porsche; all the biggest names were represented by their most fabled models. All were ready and roaring with impatience to set off on the 13’000km road.

The 2016 route drives into the most adventurous region of Mongolia, the stunningly beautiful northern sector. It will cross Russia and the Republic of Belarus through long gravel farmland sections for Time Trials; and an exciting new route across Europe with closed-road mountain climbs in the Alps. The route was revised to allow the public from different countries to witness this great spectacle.

Sebastien Cretegny, Marketing and Sales Director of Frederique Constant Asia, took this opportunity to express his pride and happiness of being the official timekeeper of this legendary race. For Frederique Constant, sponsoring once again the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge was a logical way to encourage people around the world to follow their passion, just like the people participating to this great rally.