TOMMY HILFIGER DEBUTS THE SPRING 2020 TOMMYXLEWISXH.E.R COLLABORATION IN LONDON

Tommy Hilfiger has celebrated the power of loyalty, and the belief that purposeful progress is best achieved through meaningful partnerships, at the TOMMYNOW Spring 2020 runway experience at London Fashion Week.  The show featured theHilfiger Collection, TommyXLewis and the newest and first trio collab TommyXLewisXH.E.R.

The highly anticipated ‘See Now, Buy Now’ show returned to London after seven seasons, this time showing at the Tate Modern, The Tanks, to celebrities, media and consumers.

This season sees a simplistic set design, utilising the architecture of the Tanks to hone in on their sustainability vision.

Opening the show was global superstar Naomi Campbell, followed by an all-star line-up including homegrown talent Jordan Barrett, as well as Pixie Geldof, Georgia May Jagger, Jourdan Dunn, Winnie Harlow, Candice Swanepoel and Alessandra Ambrosio.

In line with the brand’s vision to waste nothing and welcome all, the in-season event spotlighted the sustainability strides and sense of inclusivity at the heart of the fourth TommyXLewis collection co-designed by Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton.

In a surprise twist, the collaborators also invited Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, H.E.R., to infuse her authentic touch into 12 statement-making TommyXLewisXH.E.R. pieces, further expanding the season’s collective unity.

Special guests included:

Dee Hilfiger

Yolanda Hadid

Charlie XCX

Meghan Trainor

Billy Porter

Anne-Marie

Source: Tommy Hilfiger


Specsavers unveils Autumn/Winter eyewear collection

Statement shapes, interesting materials and pastel tones are in this season! Specsavers has unveiled its latest styles for Autumn/Winter 2020. With more than 200 new pieces launching across its designer collections and Specsavers’ own ranges, the new releases will ensure glasses wearers will have no trouble finding a frame to suit their unique style this season.

Specsavers has revealed the latest trends of the season from Translucents to Molten Metals, Soft Moss, Updated Earth Tones and Soft Touches of Grey, the hottest styles this Autumn/Winter very much evoke imagery to reflect the new season.

To help spec wearers find their next favourite frame, the expert team of Specsavers frame stylists have unpacked the key trends to look out for this Autumn/Winter. Specsavers’ Head of Frames, Juan Carlos Camargo says, “This season, pastel tones and bold uses of acetate play a big part in Translucents, Soft Moss, Updated Earth Tones and Soft Touches of Grey, as does premium metals, textured surfaces and asymmetrical shapes in the Molten Metal trend.”

Highlights include new collaborations with international design house DKNY, which has seen the exclusive styles recently joining Specsavers’ designer portfolio. Iconic street wear label, Levi’s is also set to launch in all Specsavers stores from 28 May. Other noteworthy releases include styles from HUGO, Marc Jacobs and Tommy Hilfiger, along with statement frames from Kylie Minogue, Lyle & Scott and Alex Perry – all crafted to help the wearer express their individual style and to feel good in their frames.

Commenting on the materials and new shapes for Autumn/Winter, Juan continues, “The A/W ‘20 styles see interesting executions of the materials used, which has resulted in unique textures and interesting shapes in the designs. We have translucent acetate infused with bright pops of glitter in our new Marc Jacobs range, distinctive acetate and metal combinations in the Levi’s collection and mottled acetate applications in our newest designer collaboration with DKNY – all up, the seasonal collection truly stands out for all the right reasons, with each frame created with premium quality finishes.

“Shapes emerging for the new season are those which have carried over from past seasons, with subtle nuances and evolutions. Vintage square shapes have been introduced in our Premium Metal range and the retro round frame continues to have a presence, with different interpretations such as squared off edges to give the style a geometric look. We are also seeing a new take on the aviator frame, with bridgeless designs reinterpreted with the use of twisted temples and rose gold detailing.“

Priced from $199 for two pairs single vision, the styles will be dropping throughout Autumn/Winter in all Specsavers stores nationwide.

Source: Specsavers


Cartier announces its first Australian immersive experience in Melbourne | 6-17 March 2020

Cartier has announced the arrival of its ephemeral installation, Into the Wild to Melbourne’s Federation Square, in March 2020. The unique concept will showcase the Panthère universe and its prolific legacy within the Maison.

The Panthère is a Cartier emblem and an iconic collection, expressing its character and power through the Maison’s jewellery and watch making creations, as well as fragrances and accessories. Into The Wild will open to the public from Friday 6thMarch – Tuesday 17th March 2020. Sessions will be complimentary admission, and will be able to be booked online in advance.

Into The Wild allows guests to discover the Cartier Panthère universe including its original designer and Cartier’s first female Creative director Jeanne Toussaint, who revolutionized the sculptural jewellery industry and established the Panthère as the emblem of the Maison.

Guests will also be able to discover the know-how behind the conceptualization of Panthère creations, and the evolution of their designs over the decades, as well as the Panthère Tribe of yesterday and today, in an immersive and engaging experience.

The concept will be an opportunity for Australian’s and overseas visitors to discover Cartier in a new and contemporary environment set amongst The Atrium in Federation Square; marking the Maison’s first cultural experience in Australia.

The immersive experience will showcase Cartier’s contemporaneity and creativity through a combination of tactile and digitally integrated features. Guests will be encouraged on a three-phase journey, each exploring a different facet of the Maison’s Panthère icon from conception to today – the history and spirit of the famed Jeanne Toussaint; the design and know-how of the collections; followed by an introduction to the Panthère Tribe of inspirational men and women from the past and present.

Archival and contemporary Panthère creations will be on show as well as historical timelines, design sketches and real craftsman tools to illustrate the heritage and evolution of this jewellery icon.

Melbourne is well known as the arts and cultural capital of Australia, with the city being home to a diverse population of experience seekers with interests in art, culture and style, making Melbourne the perfect location for Cartier to celebrate the Maison’s iconic Panthère collection. Following on from previous Cartier events and exhibitions in both Sydney and Canberra, Cartier is bringing a new offering and unique experience to Cartier’s Melbourne based clientele and intrepid visitors for the first time.

Source:  Cartier


Katya Komarova: The Model-Turned-Sustainable Handbag Designer You Need To Meet Now

She’s the Russian-born beauty that brings off-duty Parisian style to chic leather goods. Meet Katya Komarova, the award-winning designer and face behind luxury, sustainable brand, Katya Komarova.

Created with the modern woman in mind who desires her own unique style, what sets Katya’s self-titled label apart is its ability to completely personalise your sartorial sidekick. Uniting her love for geometry and respect for Italian craftsmanship, each piece adopts current trends into the minimalist range with interchangeable handles, colours and accents.

From coveted micro-bags to bucket-style, belted dual-compartment statement pieces and more,  the collection features a variation of colours, straps and handles so customers can mix-and-match, enabling them to create different looks every day. From bamboo to chain and chic cross-body, Katya Komarova defines timeless style.

Existing ethically and sustainably, Katya takes a responsible and considerate approach to the environment while producing the pieces locally in Sydney.

Working predominantly with natural materials like Italian vegetable-tanned leather and cotton, the brand continued to work towards a more ecological footprint such as moving all production to Australia and updating the range to stitch-free versatile handbags with interchangeable straps and handles.

You can see more on Katya Komarova via Instagram.

Source: Katya Komarova


Oscars: Best & worst dressed - the fashion verdict. . .

I have been happily impressed by the calibre of red carpet Oscar wanderers – especially those who have chosen to reinvent, re-wear or go back in time and wear what they have in previous years.

Yup. Hollywood, and on its biggest awards night, actors, guests and celebrities are keeping their social consciousness in mind.

Many have chosen to re-adapt previous couture gowns – hello Margot Robbie and Penelope Cruz, both in Chanel. That said, what is wrong with wearing something they already have? We all do, so why not some red carpet stars.

 Sustainability, as we know, has become the catchword within the fashion industry. but how refreshing to see some actually practising what many of us preaching.Personally, I love shopping in my own wardrobe!

It fills me great happiness to drag out something from the Hoyer archives. Of course, some of them need a little tuneup here and there but the sentiment is there – at everyone doesn’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars (or be lent a brand new frock) to showcase their fleeting red carpet or presenting moment.

 Your recycled frock may not be totally ‘of-the-moment’ but hey, I loved pieces when I first bought them so why not wear them another time?

So, kudos to this years recyclers wearing their glam gowns another time!! Go the all recyclers!