Seafolly Announces Toni Garrn as the face of High Summer

Yes, mid January already which means we are just around the corner from Seafolly launching their High Summer collection and announcing German beauty, Toni Garrn as the new face of Seafolly.

Better known as the heart of the Australian seaside summer,  Seafolly continues to share the spirit of the Australian summer with women all over the world.

Golden Girl takes us on a journey through the undiscovered beauty of the golden outback of Esperance, Australia. Rocky gold-seamed outcrops and dunes that plunge into crystalline waters perfectly compliment the explosions of colour, sleek lines and flamboyant prints featured in the High Summer range.

With an unforgettable line-up of international models facing Seafolly’s summer campaigns against a backdrop of iconic and pristine coastlines served to inspire natural beauty and a playful spirit, it was only natural for Seafolly to announce International Super Model, Toni Garrn as the face of the next campaign.

Working with some of the industry’s biggest names including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Dior, Givenchy, Versace and Tommy Hilfiger, walking the Victoria’s Secret catwalk at the age of 20 and fronting 19 Vogue covers globally, there’s no denying Garrn has become one of the most iconic cover girls of her generation since being discovered in her home town in Germany at the age of 12.

Garrn will join the Seafolly family of former faces which have included Gigi Hadid, Miranda Kerr, Jess Hart and Shanina Shaik.

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Emporio Armani Menswear Fall Winter 2018-19 Fashion Show

Emporio Armani is a hub of individuality that encourages everyone to be themselves; an identity which is characterised by the projection of one’s own personality, finding character, strength and uniqueness in the differences in each of us.

The collection has a decisive, urban spirit, with an emphasis on the idea of new elegance: precious but not frivolous. The city wardrobe has a dynamic tone, combining the innovation of the lines with that of the materials. The slender and sharp silhouette is evidenced in small-shouldered, double-breasted suit jackets, worn with flowing trousers, a wool trench coat with technical buckles, and a seamless kimono-style bomber. The outerwear pays homage to the world of mountain hiking and outdoor activities, with curly-haired sheepskin coats and pony-effect goatskin jackets.

Surfaces are treated and processed to produce tactile effects: chenille sweaters with fade-out patterns, and jacquards with stylised trees and clouds creating a poetic camouflage-effect on sportswear; butterfly wings flutter like flowers on new tuxedos.

The palette is a dense amalgam of greys, blacks and deep blues, energised by the pure white of shirts, the cool tones of greens and blues and the metal accents of gold and bronze. Accessories are functional, but come in refined materials: shoes with sharp lines, and capacious handbags featuring embossed patterns.

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CHANEL Mademoiselle Privé unveiled in Hong Kong

After its successful chapters in London (October 2015) and Seoul (June 2017), the “Mademoiselle Privé” exhibition will continue its exciting journey in Hong Kong from January 13th, 2018.

The exhibition offers a dazzling experience and immersion that weaves through the origins and sources of inspiration of CHANEL’s creations. Held at the city’s creative landmark PMQ and running for over four weeks, the exhibition captures the charismatic personality and irreverent spirit of Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, in a unique Hong Kong narrative.

With a newly designed concept, the journey will bring to mind the brand’s creative and innovative language and highlight the modernity of Mademoiselle Chanel’s emblematic creations: Haute Couture reinvented by Karl Lagerfeld, CHANEL N°5 fragrance and High Jewellery including the re-edition of the one and only collection ‘Bijoux de Diamants’ designed in 1932 by Gabrielle Chanel.

The “Mademoiselle Privé” Hong Kong edition invites guests on a sensorial and digitally dynamic adventure, so synonymous of its hosting city.

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STUART WEITZMAN SS'18 CAMPIAGN - Kate Moss, Jordan Barrett join Gigi Hadid

Stuart Weitzman’s Spring 2018 advertising campaign has made fashion history by featuring Gigi Hadid and Kate Moss, photographed together for the very first time.

Shot by renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino, the images capture two iconic supermodels embodying the brand’s multi-generational appeal while showcasing the essential silhouettes of the season.

With a nod to Stuart Weitzman’s legendary past campaigns and a look into the brand’s exciting future, the international supermodel pairing captures the essence of strong, powerful women.The campaign takes a step in a bold, new creative direction with the addition of male supermodel Jordan Barrett, featured sans shoes.

Each image is a dynamic vignette in which the models play off of one another revealing the brand’s new collection of women’s shoes — from the tough motorcycle EXPERT boot to the ornate IRISES and FRINGENUDIST, available for sale and pre-order on www.stuartweitzman.com.

The international advertising campaign will launch in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. A behind-the-scenes video and additional creative content will be featured on www.stuartweitzman.com and in Stuart Weitzman boutiques worldwide.

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International Woolmark Prize winners announced!

At a special event in Florence on the opening night of Pitti Uomo, Matthew Miller and Bodice were announced as the winners of the 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize, joining an illustrious hall of fame. DYNE was awarded in the inaugural Innovation Award for the way they pushed the boundaries of nature’s miracle fibre.

Held at the iconic Stazione Leopolda, judges including Livia Firth, Amber Valletta, Miroslava Duma and Phillip Lim came together to discover the work of fashion’s new stars. Go behind the scenes of this year’s International Woolmark Prize to see the ways in which designers from across the globe reached new heights.

Matthew Miller – 2017/18 INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE FOR MENSWEAR

For Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Emanuele Farneti, Matthew Miller presented a well-balanced collection, with attractive price points. “He showed a good combination between innovation, commercial viability and pieces which will be worn by men on the street.”

Inspired by designer and philosopher Dieter Rams, British designer Matthew Miller took the idea ‘form follows function’ to add multifunctional elements for different environments, such as the addition of the garment belt system which acts as a way to turn the garment into an accessory in warmer climates. Miller treated wool in a variety of ways, including innovative treatments to create water resistant fabrics and has erased the need for plastic fastenings by using recycled material, such as waste marble.

Using Australian Merino wool ranging from 17.5 to 20.5 microns, the Matthew Miller multi-layered collection reflects the label’s design philosophy, developing the inherent character of each piece.

“Winning this award is amazing, it’s a dream come true,” said Matthew Miller of his win. “To be listed alongside the previous winners of this prize is next level.”

Bodice – 2017/18 INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE FOR WOMENSWEAR

Representing India, Pakistan and the Middle East, Bodice was selected as the womenswear winner, praised for technique and the manufacturing process. Inspired by her grandmother who used to upcycle saris into quilts, Bodice addressed the issue of consumer waste in fashion with traditional techniques of recycling and cultural beliefs in the spiritual power of cloth to affect our wellbeing. Collaborating with hand weavers and encouraging them to take an unorthodox approach to traditional techniques, Ruchika Sachdeva produced an elegant collection honouring Australian Merino wool and the artisans of her country.

Bodice also worked with Bio-Dye in Sawantwadi, central India, which makes all colours from natural sources. The colour palette of navy and forest green mixed with pink and green pastels contains natural dyes and are safe for the skin – a nod to the ancient practices of Ayurveda. Completing the label’s holistic approach, Bodice sourced buttons from renewable sources of coconut shell, seashell, and wood.

Womenswear designer Phillip Lim thought Bodice’s collection was “completely thoughtful”. “From the ingredients and dyes used all the way to the application and everything in between, her collection really represents a modern woman.”

For Bodice, the win means everything. “This is a huge opportunity to expand on what I do and keep doing it,” said Bodice designer Ruchika Sachdeva. “To get the chance to work with these retailers is incredible.”

DYNE – INAUGURAL INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE INNOVATION AWARD

The Innovation Award powered by Future Tech Lab celebrates the collection with the most innovative and creative wool fabrication, process or development and was awarded to the finalist who demonstrated the most exciting approach to help reduce its social and environmental footprint. DYNE will receive $100,000 along with commercial opportunities.

“For me he was definitely the leader in innovation,” said Miroslava Duma. “The NFC chips he embedded in his collection, and the fabrication of the snowboard gear really stood out. He really thinks about technology every step of the way.”

Inspired by learning to snowboard in the 1980s – in a wool bomber jacket – the collection of DYNE’s Christopher Bevans comprised a technical snowboarding wardrobe, complete with an NFC chip in the water-resistant wool jacket to track users in avalanches and ultimately bridge the gap between the brand and the consumer. DYNE describes itself as liminal, its garments designed to operate on both sides of every threshold, and to break the existing barriers of fabric, fit and function.

“It’s an honour,” said DYNE designer Christopher Bevans. “We pushed so hard and to be recognised for this is incredible. It doesn’t get more special.”

Source: The Woolmark Company