Houndstooth And Tailleur Bar : The Sustainable Vision Of Dior For Spring/Summer 2020

Maria Grazia Chiuri wanted a collection wear creativity and sustainability are fused – Miss Dior and the coupe bar in the forefront! 

From Christian Dior, we know of the femme-fleur, his own love for the rose and the softness of the Miss Dior perfume. What we know less is that Catherine Dior, his sister, was not only a decorated resistante after the Second World War, but also found her reminiscent in botany and gardening. Nature and the beauty of flowers have a resonating effect on this exceptional woman. It is exactly this that Maria Grazia Chiuri wanted to underline for Spring/Summer 2020. 

The result? A plethora of silhouettes inspired by this gardener, but also all the iconic codes of the Dior house injected here and there. The houndstooth motif, present from the very first collections of Monsieur, makes more than apparition – they are interweaved to the H line, tightened by the Bar cut, it gives an unexpected charm to the Spring/Summer 2020 silhouette. Better, it is coiffed with a bob cut reclaiming the mythical carnage of 30 Avenue Montaigne that Maria Grazia Chiuri gains in pertinence!

Created by Stephen Jones, “The hats for Dior this season are made using straw collected in Switzerland, Italy, the Philippines and France. It is the United Nations assembled into a straw hat” jokes the famous hat-maker. An ode to nature, this Spring/Summer 2020 collection from Dior goes outside of the frame of desirability to give to today’s women eternal pieces. A sort of fusion between heritage and future, under the guise of Mother Nature, carrying environmentalist statements. No need to make functional fashion to respect the planet!

See-Through Blouse, Smoking And Hippie Spirit For Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 2020

“Saint-Laurent is dangerous elegance” according to the maison’s artistic director Anthony Vaccarello. 

Paris, September 2019. The gardens of the Trocadéro are home once again to the highly scripted runway show of Saint Laurent. There, with the Eiffel Tower as backdrop, the YSL women strut sleekly under a roaring but poetic rain. All in legs, these goddesses of the night wear the iconic gimmicks of Yves Saint Laurent initiated in the last century. The Smoking, of course but also the hippie-glam inspiration!

It must be said that the revolution brought on by Monsieur Yves consisted largely to magnify the fashion-gimmicks of a street that was once brimming with freedom. We find the turbans and the bohemian spirit of the Rive Gauche which were adorned by Loulou de la Falaise. This time, however, it is combined to entirely different key motifs of YSL fashion thought up by Anthony Vaccarello. The bohemian dresses embrace the see-through effect, while the iconic blouse of the house reappears on the shoulder of Freja Beha in a version all close to the original.

The beautiful credit to the seventies opulence carries the very contemporary simplicity of the cut out débardeur when it is made almost transparent! And that is where all the merit of such a house lies – to meddle with elegance and refinement the sulphurous with the distinctive.. but as resumes Anthony Vaccarello, “Saint Laurent is dangerous elegance”. 

The New Mizzles By Allbirds: Durability At Your Feet

The first impermeable wool sneakers by Allbirds align design, comfort and respectful solution for the planet!

Allbirds concocted a small revolution for the start of the school year. A pair of wool sneakers baptised the Wool Runner Mizzle that guarantees resistance by rain and an ideal solution for the planet. 

Conceived out of environmentally respectful and fluorine free materials (which do not decompose with time and end up polluting our soil and water), Mizzle also abandoned the rigid form of its fellows. 

One of the cofounders of Allbirds, Tim Brown, is clear: ‘“Allbirds is continually searching for ecoresponsible alternatives to materials traditionally used in the shoe industry”. This is how the two new Mizzle models align design, comfort and environmental interest! A first that will know how to please aficionados of a frankly functional style. 

THE TIFFANY KEYS, EMBLEMATIC CREATIONS

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Ever since its foundation by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1837, the company which took after his name has aimed to produce symbols of elegance – the Tiffany elegance marvellously befits the love stories which their products often seal. Against the background of an exceptional heritage, the complete works of Tiffany & Co. includes some iconic products, pieces from artists such as Jean Schlumberger and Paloma Picasso. It must be noted that at the dawn of the 20th century, Charles Lewis Tiffany purchased a collection of unrivalled precision – the jeweller effectively bought the jewels of the French Crown. Diamonds of a flawless source and an unequalled brilliance; gems with a breathtakingly beautiful colour – Tiffany attire are a marvellously opulent colour, cut with the precision and subtlety which is sought after by the rich and famous.

Tiffany & Co.’s masterpieces are creations marked with the stamp of their creativity. Through this creativity coupled with the skill of their craftsmen, a great number of the pieces thought up in Tiffany workshops have sealed the most beautiful romances. So when, in 2009, the company which pioneered the little blue box produced the Tiffany Keys collection, it allowed customers the freedom to mix between chains and pendants to their hearts’ desire! And the pieces quickly became the trace, or even the symbol of wisdom, joy and optimism. These emblematic creations, sometimes speckled with rubies, sometimes enhanced with diamonds, have the elegance and grace of an item which can stand the test of time…

Yes, the Tiffany Keys are a promise of a bright future! The pieces are dazzling and timeless, and the fascinating array of this collection captures all the beauty of the key-design – wearing only one or several. Tiffany Keys are emblematic creations of eternal beauty, the results of truly masterful work… Independence, trust and power; this is a piece rich with the philosophy of the legendary jeweller of the Fifth Avenue.

 

Some key dates for the Tiffany Keys:

Tiffany Keys are no ordinary keys; they create magic and open doors to a bright future. 

2018: Tiffany & Co. collaborates with DFS

2017: The company pays tribute to the Tiffany Keys with the “Master Key”.

2017: Elle Fanning promotes a revisited edition of the Tiffany Keys as part of a new campaign.

2016: The “Legendary Style” campaign promotes Tiffany’s most iconic pieces, among them the Tiffany Keys.

2016: Elle Fanning produces the Autumn-Winter campaign for Tiffany & Co, with Tiffany keys at the centre of the campaign.

2015: Yet another video campaign which promotes Tiffany Keys.

2015: Tiffany Keys feature in an advertisement campaign alongside Crista Cober, Liu Wen and Saara Sihvonen.

2014: Tiffany & Co. promote their signature keys in a campaign aptly entitled “Unlock the Possibilities”

September 2012: For the première of the film The Perks of Being the Wallflower, Emma Watson wore a Tiffany Key.

2011: During the Mercedes-Benz fashion week the actress Jennifer Love Hewitt wore a Tiffany Key on the red carpet.

2010: Tiffany publishes a video advertisement, Through the Keyhole, dedicated to its Key Collection.

2010: Jessica Michibata, a Japanese model, wore a Tiffany Key on the red carpet in Tokyo.

2009: The Fleur de Lys design becomes a best-seller.

2009: Tiffany put forward their exciting new Tiffany Keys design.

1880: The Tiffany Key design dates back to a vintage set of keys, the oldest of which was made in the 1880s.

The Chanel Lion of Kristen Stewart

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The Chanel Lion of Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart, Chanel ambassador, face of the Gabrielle Fragrance and memeber of the jury, wore a black silk dress, look 74, from the Fall-Winter 2018/2019 ready-to-wear collection for the opening ceremony of the 71st Cannes festival. Chanel Jewelry. Chanel make-up

The Accordion Bag by Chanel

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The Accordion Bag by Chanel: the elegance of the quilted 2.55 meets the gussets of the traditional instrument from Hamburg. Chanel’s Métiers d’Art runway took place in the same German port town where Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born. More than six decades later, he’s making a triumphant return. The creative director is celebrating the greatest era in his native city, composed like an odyssey. By occupying the Elbphilharmonie for a runway, what with its surreal and dreamy architecture, Karl Lagerfeld is articulating the junction between various times and spaces.

The Chanel Métiers d’Art collection presented looks like characters, sometimes from the past, sometimes from the present, but always here and now. The highly symbolic navy motifs of the Hamburg of yesteryear, filled with sailors most notably, is released in the purest Chanel vein here – with all the exceptional crafts of France. Chanel’s fashion prowess is today yielding a bag as funny as it is fascinating: the Accordion bag, with two gold chained straps. The traditional local instrument meets the distinct and legendary 2.55 quilted motif, making for something that’s pure and simple chic.

Amidst a philharmonic concert, these workshops once more demonstrated their ability to integrate themselves into the present day under the auspices of Chanel. The moment oscillated deftly between a respect for tradition and a desire for lightness and mischief. This was the perfect occasion to introduce the Accordion bag, that incarnates the animated nature of Hamburg in the 60s. It’s as improbable as it is desirable!

The Chaste Dress Key Valentino Piece for Fall/Winter 2018

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The Victorian era and the Memphis Group. These are the two antagonisms that Pier Paolo Piccioli tried to bring together within his Fall/Winter 2017-2018 collection imagined for Valentino. The gap is indeed wide – without going into details, the creative director for this Rome-based brand brought together the softness and monochrome of ancient lines with light, childish experimentations based on the colors worked with by the Memphis Group – an Italian design and architecture movement that started in the 80s.

In their runway guide, Valentino revealed their desire to unite opposites, to create harmony to bring into dialogue that which isn’t initially apparent: “Victorian and Memphis, fantasy and mathematics.” Their bet definitely paid off. With pieces each more desirable than the next, next season’s women will be seized by an intellectualized mischief to become perfected in pieces with a flattering and wispy cut. These pop art vestals still manage to fit into the Memphis movement.

The key piece in this collection remains this dazzlingly chaste dress with futuristic Italian dreams in tow – decorated as if with postmodern hieroglyphs, you can see hands, arms, numbers, flowers, and a number of colors on this piece that’s composed like a fairytale. This light, misty, and sensual piece is absolutely cosmic.