FENDI Presents FENDI Renaissance in Tokyo with Anima Mundi

Rome’s luxury Maison FENDI presented a new streaming event FENDI Renaissance – Anima Mundi, in collaboration with the Tokyo University of the Arts, the highest seat of arts studies in Japan.

The third music performance worldwide, after Rome and Shanghai, features the students of the Tokyo University of the Arts Rio Arai, a violinist, and Kohei Ueno a saxophonist, playing the Finale of Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell Overture. Anima Mundi represents the unifying principle from which each organism takes shape, articulating and differentiating itself through its individual specifications, to then unify under a Universal Soul.
The two musicians were both dressed in two different looks from the FENDI Prefall 2020 Collection.

Following his fearless journey in both spirit and style, switching up from the sharp contours of
The streaming event takes place at the Shibuya Sky, an observation area located 230 meters above the skyline of Shibuya, providing a panoramic view over Tokyo, and also at GINZA SIX Garden – the rooftop garden, located in GINZA SIX, a symbolic representation of a natural environment in the heart of a metropolis.

The initial idea is derived from the strong desire to deliver to the community a positive message of “rebirth through art, fashion and music” after the coronavirus worldwide pandemic. The performance is a symbol of ‘hope for the future’, a common prayer of all of us.

Like many of Rossini’s compositions with nearly visible effects of joy and thrill, the William Tell Overture leads the listener to climactic emotional heights and excitement. The collaboration between FENDI and the Tokyo University of the Arts, is an ode to the expression of aesthetics and creativity at the highest level.

Since the exhibition “FENDI – Un Art Autre: Another Kind of Art, Creation and Innovation in Craftsmanship” held at the University Art Museum in 2013, FENDI has continuously supported the Tokyo University of the Arts and reinforces this bond today.

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VENROY launches new 'TRACK' fashion range

While fitting for the climate, TRACK is a natural extension for VENROY, speaking to a leisure-way of life. TRACK is designed to be worn with ease amongst other pieces of your casual wardrobe.

Inspired by the ‘dad’ jumper, the sets appear in three colourways; oat, olive and black with both long and short pant variations as we transition to warmer weather. The front zip is versatile as a wide-open collar or as a high neck to avoid a chill. Made in a 380-gram loop back cotton terry, the fabric is purposefully selected given its transeasonal weight, durability and cosy texture.

An oversized fit, TRACK can be worn as a full set or worked back with other garments and textures. A new, mid-weight cotton jersey t-shirt has been designed as is the perfect pairing for warmer weather. TRACK is consciously designed in tonal colourways with fabrics such as linen, knit and cotton all complimentary to the fleece.

A sophisticated yet casual alternative for leisurewear, TRACKS are the new VENROY essential. Pricing for the zip neck is $150, Track Pant for $140 and Short $100.

The unisex track pieces are available in VENROY stores and online at venroy.com.au.

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In a national first, Australian, bespoke label, ‘couture+love+madness’ has launched its new collection ‘La Mariée’ via a virtual runway.

In this strange and unprecedented time, where fashion parades and runways shows are off limits, the brand showcased its new 22-piece collection in a new way – using social media platforms such as Instagram and facebook.

The brainchild of internationally renowned designer, Cristina Tridente, this collection stays true to her mantra of bespoke pieces that all made in Australia.

Cristina found her love for fashion as a five-year-old, making outfits for Barbies.  She launched her label ‘couture+love+madness’ in 2011.

Since that time, she has dressed celebrities such as Charli XCX, The Veronicas, Dannii Minogue, Vera Blue and influencer Elle Fergusson and her collections have been showcased at international fashion weeks in USA and China.

Ms Tridente said: “With more people glued to their phones and social media it seemed logical to create a virtual runway that I could share digitally. And with restrictions on gatherings due to COVID 19, I really had no other choice but to take creativity in promoting to another level.”

“I formed a collaboration of world class creatives and engineered a way for both my brand their skills, services and products to reach an audience –  a brand new audience, larger than ever before.”

“We must move forward and reinvent the way fashion is expressed.To survive, thrive and inspire; we have imagined a runway for an intimate event that can be accessed via a phone or computer in fashion lovers own time, in any part of the world.”

The collection explores different ‘types’ of brides. modern, romantic, classical to name a few. Viewers are on a journey through the ages from sweeping ballgowns to short and playful silhouettes, appealing to a multitude of personalities.

Ms Tridente said: “I’m really excited about this new collection, for me, it embodies different personalities of past bridal clients we have worked with. I love the idea of creating something different for brides and having a variety of styles within the same collection to appeal to a broader audience”.

Set in the historic grounds of Ward Z, the former Glenside Hospital in Adelaide; viewers are invited to come along and explore a runway in a different way.

The collaborative team that Cristina pulled together includes Adelaide Fashion Festival favourites,  Meaghan Coles Photography, Studio Botanic,  event design, Mia Gambranis Creative Director, Filip With an F spinning tunes and models by Finesse Models Australia; the agency that discovered talents including Lily Nova and Akiima.

Hair and makeup was provided by the team from M&Co Style Bar, styling by Cristina Tridente and stylist Emma Riemersma with videography by Dylan Starczak.

The virtual runway video and photo gallery is now live at www.couturelovemadness.com.au

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SORAYA HENNESSY: Handcrafted Designer Bags for the Stylish and Chic

Soraya Hennessy inspired by the women who travel curiously, dress fiercely, and shop responsibly. The designer, Soraya Pena de Hennessy, set out to shed a positive light on her home country of Venezuela, and support the Wayuu artisan women.

Her mission is to share the craftsmanship of the Wayuu women with the world, ensuring that their culture is celebrated and remembered. In true artisanal spirit, the designer and her team work closely with the Wayuu women and favor the slow, handcrafted practices that foster respect for their heritage and create a positive outlook for the future.

Each bag is handwoven in the artist’s own home, and can take between 10-25 days to create depending on the complexity of the pattern.

Soraya Hennessy has been embraced by a number of retailers around the globe including, Moda Operandi, Shopbop, Bergdorf Goodman, Goop, Intermix, and Anthropologie. Additionally, her work has been featured in global fashion publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, People in Español, Marie Claire, and Grazia.

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The Tiffany Diamond makes it's 4th historic debut on Gal Gadot in the Kenneth Branagh film 'Death on the Nile’

The incomparable 128-carat Tiffany Diamond, made famous by Audrey Hepburn and last worn by Lady Gaga, will appear in the new 20th Century Studios daring mystery-thriller, “Death on the Nile,” based on Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel.

A recreation of The Tiffany Diamond is prominently featured at the center of the storyline, alongside other Tiffany designs worn throughout the film. “Death on the Nile” stars Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Kenneth Branagh, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hamer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.

 “The Tiffany Diamond is a priceless symbol of the highest standards of virtuosity and craftsmanship at Tiffany, and rarely makes an appearance beyond its vault,” said Reed Krakoff, chief artistic officer. “A central role in the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic novel is deserving of our priceless diamond.”

The Tiffany Diamond, a rare fancy yellow diamond, was unearthed in 1877 as a 287.42-carat rough diamond from the Kimberley mines of South Africa and procured by Charles Lewis Tiffany. In 1878, the rough diamond was cut in Paris into a 128.54-carat cushion-shape brilliant with an unprecedented 82 facets, revealing thes stone’s extraordinary fire and beauty.

This October, Tiffany & Co. will promote the film in stores and across its digital platforms, highlighting Tiffany’s radiant yellow diamonds and the exceptional collections seen on screen. Select Tiffany stores will feature a “Death on the Nile” curation of diamond-intensive Tiffany jewelry reflecting looks from the film, including exquisite and one-of-a-kind high jewelry pieces, Tiffany & Co. Victoria and Schlumberger® designs.

In addition, store windows that capture the spirit of Christie’s thrilling mystery and feature jewelry from the film will be featured at the Tiffany Flagship Next Door in New York, the Beverly Hills boutique in Los Angeles, and the Old Bond Street location in London.

In “Death on the Nile,” Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, the stunning Tiffany Diamond, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.

Learn more about the Tiffany Diamond and iconic Tiffany jewelry designs at Tiffany.com. Death on the Nile is in theatres October 23.

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