CHANEL Fall-Winter 2019/20 Haute Couture Collection

The backdrop to every metamorphosis, this season the Grand Palais transforms into a grand circular library complete with walkways. Arranged like a peaceful living room with its banquettes, wing chairs and coffee tables, its rugs and ornaments, it radiates serenity and is an invitation to experience the calm procured by reading.

An eternal book lover, Virginie Viard brings it to life with her vision of the CHANEL woman. Slender, she wears slippers and pumps with a satin bow or black patent leather loafers that reinvent the two-tone geometry of the House. Little glasses give her the look of a young woman eager for culture, poetry, novels.

“I dreamt about a woman with nonchalant elegance and a fluid and free silhouette; everything I like about the CHANEL allure,” confided Virginie Viard, Artistic Director of CHANEL Fashion collections.

Contoured with a sophisticated 1930s line, her modernity shows in her coolness, hands thrust deep into pockets. A chic nonchalance enveloped in fluid volumes, loose and lithe, is highlighted with a belt or a bow, with curves and clean graphic panels. Black, white, navy blue, honey, plum and burgundy are traversed with flashes of pink, fuchsia, blue, green and orange, with streaks of silver and gold.

The savoir-faire of the Haute Couture ateliers is honoured throughout: purity sets off the bias and border cuts along the straight grain of duchess satins and double-sided fabrics. The tweeds and the wool crêpe find an exacting fluidity. The drop of velvets responds to the delicacy of georgette pleats, layers of chiffon and organza. The textured lace, multicoloured embroideries and feathers worked one by one reinvent flowers, whorls and palettes in a thousand shades.

As soft as robes, the tweed coats, straight or wraparound, skim the floor, playing with masculine influences. Over a strapless dress or a tweed skirt, the jacket becomes a bolero or bomber jacket with rounded shoulders and sleeves. Worn with wide-cut fluid trousers, drop-fronted or high-waisted, it comes cropped, with pointed shoulders, an officer collar or a small quilted collar. Virginie Viard also transforms it into a little button-up vest with straps.

Each time the buttons take on the colours of vellum and printer’s papers, while linings are as white as flyleaves. Some are adorned with layered collars resembling the spine of a book left partially open. Tweed motifs and pleats are aligned like so many volumes on shelves. The CHANEL jacket and allure are like an open book…

The very feminine line alternates between a little belted dress in pleated two-tone tweed with a small collar and layered feuilleté cuffs, a pair of satin trousers worn with a dropped shoulder sweater, and another pair in wool sported with an organza blouse with a tie or a short-sleeved sweater in embroidered wool. A sense of comfort emanates from the silhouettes, inciting us to take time to read in this beautiful library.

Tweed, velvet and wool crêpe swathe sinuous dresses and skirts, while lace and chiffon give them volume and lightness.
Always belted, the long dresses outline an almost languorous attitude. In satin, backless or held with a bow, in velvet and embellished with a bow on the shoulder or with embroidered layered fabrics – emulating pages out of a book, drawn out with a godet or split with pockets. Opposites attract: the long sleeves of a wool dress with a soft and flared bust, fastened with a layered feuilleté collar respond to the bare shoulders of a georgette sheath dress tiered with flat and sunray pleats. On others a row of feathers escape from the hem, pleated flounces encircle the body, a bow is draped on the bust, flowers adorn a bustier or highlight a nude back. An orangey chiffon negligee, a pair of wide-cut feather-hemmed trousers with a top in draped radzimir and a dress with Karl Lagerfeld’s writing slipped into its sequined embroideries are like a breath of fresh air…

In this intimate atmosphere, the boundaries between what is worn indoors and outdoors are blurred by the dresses and sheath dresses in lace warmed by little bomber jackets embroidered with flowers made of feathers, and dresses veiled with capes or coats in silk tulle. And with a carefree charm, the bride is dressed in pyjamas and a robe in a pale pink satin pleated and embellished with escaping feathers.

Luxurious, calm and voluptuous: renewed, the trilogy makes perfect sense in this fantasy library. With a wealth of detail, the sophisticated and feminine line introduce another take on the CHANEL allure. Under the plume of Virginie Viard, they write a new fashion story.

The CHANEL Fall-Winter 2019/20 Haute Couture show was applauded by the CHANEL ambassadors Margot Robbie, Marine Vacht, Caroline de Maigret, Phoebe Tonkin, Ayami Nakajo, Ellie Bamber and Zhou Xun as well as the actresses Valerie Pachner, Marion Cotillard, Emily Beecham and Amandla Stenberg and the director Lukas Dhont.

Tweed, velvet and wool crêpe swathe sinuous dresses and skirts, while lace and chiffon give them volume and lightness. Always belted, the long dresses outline an almost languorous attitude. In satin, backless or held with a bow, in velvet and embellished with a bow on the shoulder or with embroidered layered fabrics – emulating pages out of a book, drawn out with a godet or split with pockets.

Opposites attract: the long sleeves of a wool dress with a soft and flared bust, fastened with a layered feuilleté collar respond to the bare shoulders of a georgette sheath dress tiered with flat and sunray pleats. On others a row of feathers escape from the hem, pleated flounces encircle the body, a bow is draped on the bust, flowers adorn a bustier or highlight a nude back. An orangey chiffon negligee, a pair of wide-cut feather-hemmed trousers with a top in draped radzimir and a dress with Karl Lagerfeld’s writing slipped into its sequined embroideries are like a breath of fresh air…

In this intimate atmosphere, the boundaries between what is worn indoors and outdoors are blurred by the dresses and sheath dresses in lace warmed by little bomber jackets embroidered with flowers made of feathers, and dresses veiled with capes or coats in silk tulle. And with a carefree charm, the bride is dressed in pyjamas and a robe in a pale pink satin pleated and embellished with escaping feathers.

Luxurious, calm and voluptuous: renewed, the trilogy makes perfect sense in this fantasy library. With a wealth of detail, the sophisticated and feminine line introduce another take on the CHANEL allure. Under the plume of Virginie Viard, they write a new fashion story.

The CHANEL Fall-Winter 2019/20 Haute Couture show was applauded by the CHANEL ambassadors Margot Robbie, Marine Vacht, Caroline de Maigret, Phoebe Tonkin, Ayami Nakajo, Ellie Bamber and Zhou Xun as well as the actresses Valerie Pachner, Marion Cotillard, Emily Beecham and Amandla Stenberg and the director Lukas Dhont.

Source: Chanel


Giorgio Armani dresses attendees at the “Spiderman: far from home” premiere

Giorgio Armani dressed several attendees for the Los Angeles “Spiderman: Far From Home” premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. 

Zendaya wore an Armani Privé open-back dress entirely embroidered in black and red paillettes.

Samuel L. Jackson wore a Giorgio Armani taupe colored suit featuring a mandarin collar. Jackson stars in the film as Nick Fury.

Remy Hii wore an Emporio Armani charcoal grey two-button notch lapel suit with a classic black shirt. Hii stars in the film as Brad Davis.

Jorge Lendeborg Jr. wore an Emporio Armani grey woven suede jacket along with navy blue pleated trousers and a navy blue t-shirt.

Source: Giorgio Armani


TAG Heuer and Chris Hemsworth launch Autavia collection with Sydney seaplane adventure

TAG Heuer and global Brand Ambassador Chris Hemsworth has officially launched the Autavia Collection in Australia with an adventurous aviation and automobile inspired media lunch at the iconic Catalina in Rose Bay.

The guests, which also included Elysse Knowles, Scott Pendlebury and Pip Edwards, were treated to a seaplane ride over the beautiful Sydney Harbour after Hemsworth shared anecdotes of his relationship with TAG Heuer, latest adventures and favourite TAG Heuer timepiece from the collection.

The daring new Autavia collection was showcased alongside the heritage Autavia pieces from the TAG Heuer Switzerland museum at the intimate event. From 1933 to 1957, the Autavia was a dashboard instrument used in racing cars and aircrafts. The name itself comes from the combination of automobile and aviation. After production of the Autavia dashboard timer stopped, the name was still available, and then CEO Jack Heuer decided to use it for the chronograph wristwatch the Swiss watchmaker launched in 1962 and produced until 1985. Since then, the Autavia had never returned as a collection until now.

Marking a new chapter for the original TAG Heuer heritage model first produced by the Swiss watchmaker in the 1960s, the new stand-alone Autavia collection for TAG Heuer makes the most of innovative watchmaking technology to appeal to a new generation of adventurers. The range boasts the versatility, ruggedness and reliability that characterized the original Autavia timepieces. Making use of the carbon-composite hairspring technology that distinguishes each piece as an Isograph, the avant-garde watchmaker builds on its heritage to continue to saga. The Autavia will now join the ranks of the Carrera, Monaco, Formula 1, Aquaracer and Link collections of TAG Heuer.

Hemsworth’s starring role as 1970’s McLaren driver James Hunt, fierce rival to Niki Lauda in the 2013 film, Rush, depicted TAG Heuer’s DNA in motor-racing as being one of the first brands to partner with the Formula 1. It was here that the relationship between Hemsworth and the prestigious Swiss watch brand strengthened; this naturally evolved with Chris officially joining the family of global brand ambassadors in 2015 with a launch event in Bennelong.

For a limited time between 27thJune-8th July, TAG Heuer Sydney Boutique will be exhibiting the heritage Autavia timepieces to the public.

Source: TAG Heuer


FENDI launches a new #BaguetteFriendsForever Featuring best friends actresses Emma Roberts and Amanda Seyfried

FENDI has released a new short movie celebrating the magic power of its legendary bag and friendship, after the launch of the #BaguetteFriendsForever Series, the movie episodes telling three different stories of inseparable friends, following their daily sparkling routine in the quest for the FENDI Baguette bag.

Real-life friends actresses Emma Roberts and Amanda Seyfried are the protagonists of the #BaguetteFriendsForever micro movie filmed inside FENDI flagship store on New York’s Madison Avenue, which housed a sparkling Baguette party during the latest fashion week in February 2019.

Erasing the boundaries between reality and dream, the short movie captures Emma Roberts and Amanda Seyfried sharing a whimsical experience of discovery of the FENDI Baguette world.

Hypnotic lights, blurred images, intriguing light reflections… the FENDI New York flagship with its mesmerizing Baguette Dream Room installation becomes the enchanting set for two girls consolidating their friendship in the name of authenticity… and fun.

If the first three #BaguetteFriendsForever short movies had Groove Armada’s “My Friend” as their signature soundtrack, English DJ, musician and record producer, Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You” highlights the tight relationship between the two protagonists.

Source: Fendi


L'Oreal Paris x Karl Lagerfeld - 2 names collaborate in beauty collection

L’Oréal Paris and KARL LAGERFELD have announced their exclusive collaboration to introduce a makeup collection. 

Initiated by the late designer, the collection will channel KARL LAGERFELD’s iconic rock-chic style, fused with a sense of Parisian elegance that is both classic and effortless. 

To celebrate both his vision of beauty and his creative legacy, the KARL LAGERFELD X L’Oréal Paris collection will be revealed worldwide on September 20, 2019. The global release will take place a week later during Paris Fashion Week on September 27. 

“This line of makeup truly reflects the KARL LAGERFELD brand universe and what Karl loved in makeup — he often used eyeshadows as colors in his sketches,” said Caroline Lebar, Head of Image and Communication at Maison KARL LAGERFELD. “L’Oréal Paris has an inclusive message of beauty for all. Karl liked it when a collaboration resonated with his brand and would make a real impact to many people.”

Connected by their Parisian heritage, both KARL LAGERFELD and L’Oréal Paris share a pioneering spirit and commitment to celebrating feminine power, with a relentless quest to create the unexpected. The KARL LAGERFELD X L’Oréal Paris products have been created with L’Oréal’s scientific dedication and color expertise. The collection will be complemented by a striking campaign inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s most iconic quotes and instantly recognizable codes.

“For L’Oréal Paris, all of our fashion designer collaborations are an honor, but this one is particularly meaningful,” said Delphine Viguier, L’Oréal Paris Global Brand President. “While Karl upturned the hierarchy of the landscape to democratize fashion, L’Oréal Paris is committed to making beauty according to women’s own rules and desires. We look forward to sharing with the world the makeup born from this creative connection: KARL LAGERFELD’s rock chic and L’Oréal Paris’ empowered vision of beauty.”

“For the House of KARL LAGERFELD, it is an exciting moment to bring these two Parisian fashion icons together in one compelling collaboration, and bring it to life in such a cool way — and Karl’s way,” said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD.

Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away in February, was one of fashion’s most influential and prolific creators for more than half a century. Following nobody’s rules, he boldly stepped where no designers had before, turning his own image into a style itself. The KARL LAGERFELD X L’Oréal Paris makeup collection will be revealed worldwide on September 20, 2019.

Source: Karl Lagerfeld