THOMAS SABO Celebrates Summer in Style

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ndless summer nights with THOMAS SABO: festivals radiate pure joie de vivre! The perfect occasion to dance along to the ethereal, uplifting beat with your favourite bracelets, shimmering yellow gold-plated watches and ethnically-inspired Dreamcatcher necklaces.

The diverse, artfully-crafted Dreamcatcher items of jewellery are particularly stylish: every necklace, every bracelet and every ring in the range is adorned with filigree feathers, delicate ornamentation and imitation turquoise with an ethnic vibe – always in the iconic THOMAS SABO design language. Boho at its best: The fabulously imaginative dreamcatchers are the perfect companions for the coming music festivals! The new ‘Festival’ and ‘Boho’ Love Bridge bracelets – which instantly convey a sense of lightness, summery colourfulness and nonchalance – also complement this en-vogue summer outfit: hand-knotted using a high-end macramé technique, the colourful bracelet with its customisable festival mottoes features cute motifs such as starfish, hearts, shells or butterflies at its ends. The individually engravable bracelets with their high-impact precious stones will bring a hint of good spirits to the wrist.

The new highlight watch of the season – the expressive Eternal Rebel design in yellow gold – is the perfect complement for the fashionable festival look.

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The DRESSBAR at dressbarn x Ashley Graham

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uilding on the successful launch of DRESSBAR in Spring 2015, dressbarn announces the launch of a new design collaboration with model and body activist, Ashley Graham; BEYOND by Ashley Graham. The collection has launched this month as part of the designer collaboration collections for the DRESSBAR at dressbarn. Product is now available in select dressbarn stores and on www.dressbarn.com.

The DRESSBAR at dressbarn (PRNewsFoto/dressbarn)

DRESSBAR is a curated collection of dresses and fashion accessories that includes designer collaborations from Carmen Marc ValvoHeidi Weisel, and Celeste and Satu Greenberg of Tuleste. BEYOND by Ashley Graham will consist mainly of dresses, as well as knit separates.

“BEYOND by Ashley Graham speaks to the true DNA of DRESSBAR; fashionable dresses at a smart value, for all sizes,” said Lori Wagner, Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Vice President Digital Commerce, dressbarn. “Ashley’s collection brings a new point of view to DRESSBAR, which is smart, sophisticated and speaks directly to our consumer.”

The collection feels luxurious, sexy and consists of sleek, modern scuba-dresses as well as fluid silhouettes that transition easily from day to night. It was designed thoughtfully to instill confidence in all body types as Graham’s modern and figure flattering silhouettes are meant to accentuate every woman’s body. BEYOND by Ashley Graham will be available in sizes 4-24 and will retail between $48-$66.

“My collection for DRESSBAR reflects my mantra — beauty is beyond size,” said Ashley Graham. “As my first apparel collaboration, I wanted to create something sexy and sophisticated and we definitely achieved that with these dresses. I also realized it was vital for me to partner with a company that shares my belief that all women — no matter their shape or size — should have access to well-made clothing that makes them feel confident and beautiful.”

Camille Seydoux for Roger Vivier

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or Spring-Summer 2016, Maison Roger Vivier has entrusted one of its icons line to celebrity Stylist Camille Seydoux: Prismick. A friend of the house, this young woman has dreamed up a version all of her own: a capsule collection entirely in denim.

Six  pieces make up this perfect wardrobe: platform sandals, ankle boots, a shoulder bag, a bucket bag, a backpack and a sneaker. Camille melds her creativity with the Roger Vivier legacy. She says:

“We decided that my collection would be dedicated to the Prismick line created in 2012, which is one of my favourites. I began by attentively exploring my own Prismick bag, which is in a melting fade of black and grey. I wanted to work on the idea of facets that make up grades of shading. I looked through the Maison’s archives and then I thought of denim. It’s a fabric that naturally burnishes. Denim is both classic and modern, and significant detail,  is very resistant.”

Camille grew up in fashion’s inner circle. She opened her own art gallery at the age of 25. Today, she is revolutionising the role of stylist by working hand-in-hand with couture house studios to design bespoke dresses for actresses. For Roger Vivier, she brought her own touch of impertinence: “Denim can be worn with everything and can tone down an outfit. This capsule collection shakes up the look. “

These accessories are designed to create an ultra-chic yet non-conventional young attitude. An urban nonchalance, stretching beyond age, that energies days as well as nights.

This Capsule will be available from March 2016 in flagship Roger Vivier stores around the world.

Giorgio Armani Creates The SÌ Women’s Circle

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any women have had the courage and audacity to embark on a new path, to choose the road less traveled, to blaze a new trail.  Why? What motivated them to do so?

A dream, an inexorable desire, a passion.

Women find their voice through various ways. The women chosen by Giorgio Armani don’t fight against something but rather for themselves, finding strength to overcome obstacles and to pursue different courses in life. To choose a different destiny, one of passion and tolerance, of the independent spirit typical of the women of our time, of freedom and love, of work and family life, of emotions, hesitation, choice. A woman who allows herself to be who she is, who celebrates who she is: strong and sensitive, deep and lighthearted, enterprising and thoughtful. These are the dualities that shape today’s woman, simple and complex, bold and natural, elegant and graceful. An Armani woman, the Sì woman. The scent of passion, freedom, commitment, and femininity.

Giorgio Armani gives a voice to today’s women.

After the success of the digital video The Courage to Say Sì, the doors of dialogue have been opened with women from all walks of life, around the world, whose only connection is to have found the inner strength to say Sì to their dreams, Sì to themselves, and to have found the courage and commitment to fully live their passion.

The Sì Women’s Circle is this open dialogue between women, an opportunity for them to share their stories, their “Sì” with each other.

To inaugurate the Sì Women’s Circle, an initial video with Cate Blanchett, inviting women to say “Sì” will be posted the 1st of March on YouTube, the brand site, and the social networks.

Celebrated Australian actress Cate Blanchett, ambassadress for Giorgio Armani’s fragrance Sì, has already won two Academy Awards © and is nominated again this year for the movie Carol, directed by Todd Haynes.

For the Sì Women’s Circle’s first edition, 5 women from around the world, all of who said “Sì”, tell their life stories in 5 fascinating videos, to be found on the brand website, Youtube and social networks.

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Skull Bad Boy: Dark side of the Skull

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kull. Bad. Boy.

Need we say more? The name really says it all. Its appearance speaks volumes, yet masks a stunning complexity. There’s more to the skull than meets the eye! Back to black.

One would naturally assume that the starting point for the Skull Bad Boy was the skull itself, unveiled by HYT in 2015. Not so. The creative impetus actually came from the new liquid which surrounds it.

This is not a simple aesthetic variation. This opaque black, so simple to look at, took more than 12 months to develop. Like the four other colours developed by HYT, the black version has its own chemical properties. These affect attributes such as viscosity, expansion coefficient and UV resistance.

Its creation meant going back to scratch. The goal? to create a fluid able to adapt to the constraints of an HYT movement, which does not adhere to the wall of the capillary, can hold a meniscus and does not interact on a molecular level with the elements it comes into contact with. The result was achieved in autumn 2015 before undergoing several weeks of testing to confirm its chemical stability.

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Black…out

Chemistry was one concern, but aesthetics was another. Creating a black fluid is not without its problems: whilst the other colours created by HYT are able to reflect all or some of the light they receive, black absorbs everything. The inevitable result is that it is impossible to read the time on the Skull Bad Boy in the dark.

It was a deliberate decision“, explains Vincent Perriard, CEO of HYT. “There were other solutions which would have made the piece visible at night. But if we wanted to play with the darkness inherent to the Skull Bad Boy, we had to go all the way. Night is part of the world of shadows and darkness. Perfectly in tune with the spirit of the skull“.

Neuchâtel – Damascus

To go with this new black liquid, HYT wanted to create a skull with the distinctive appearance of Damascus steel, used for knives and Samurai swords. The dial comprises two half-moons decorated with the Clous de Paris stud pattern. Its indexes are created in a Gothic font, complementing the Skull Bad Boy’s hard rock look. Its matte black 51 mm case, made from fully microblasted DLC titanium, is attached to a brand new buffed alligator strap with hints of slate grey. It has a velcro clasp so that it can be adjusted to fit on a leather biker jacket“, says Vincent Perriard with a smile.

The Skull is coated with a new composite material, created to resemble Damascus steel. A foundry in the Neuchâtel region created the raw material: multiple layers of steel and carbon are folded in on themselves a total of 256 times! This material is cast in batches of five skulls, no two of which will ever be identical.

The result is an ever-changing interplay of its two component materials. The steel is an eye-catching grey, whilst the black colour of the carbon is revealed by a chemical abrasion process. In its unfinished state, the Skull has countless tiny crevasses, evidence of the intense exertions it has undergone in the foundry. HYT levels the surface then covers it with a translucent layer of varnish.

All the functionalities of the original Skull have been preserved. The power reserve indicator sits in the right eye socket, which gets darker as the piece reaches the end of its 65-hour power reserve. The left eye socket houses the seconds disc, permanently, imperceptibly, turning.

The Skull Bad Boy is available as a limited edition of 50 pieces.

MUJOSH Debuts at Milano Eyewear Show

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nnovative fashion eyewear brand MUJOSH debuts at Milano Eyewear Show (MIDO 2016) as it presents itself and a slice of its major marketing campaign of year 2016 – ‘Injection’, at Hall MORE!, a dedicated space where it demonstrates the trends and future of the eyewear world and shows creativity, vision and innovation in the industry.

“Coming to MIDO is an exciting move for our international business development,” said Alan Chen, Founder of MUJOSH. “This is a young brand that started its international expansion at the beginning of 2015. MUJOSH products are now being sold mostly in ChinaThailandMalaysiaAustralia and France, and we would like to take the opportunity of coming to MIDO to further expand our international business.”

Different from all the existing spatial design, MUJOSH brought a brand new concept for the visitors at MIDO 2016. “Our new marketing campaign – Injection – is going to be launched soon, and this time at MIDO we are showing a slice of what’s to be expected to our visitors,” stated Grace Zhang, General Manager of International Business Division of Photosynthesis Group. “MUJOSH is a warm brand. The idea is to ‘inject’ a splash of colour to our customers’ lives, to brighten them up and to share every moment with them.”

Founded in 2010 by a group of young creative rule-breakers who believe glasses are not only tools to improve eyesight, but also fashion accessories to differentiate wearers and make them stand out from the crowd, MUJOSH is deeply loved by fashion icons and wearers.

About MUJOSH

Established in 2010, MUJOSH is an innovative fashion eyewear brand headquartered in Hong Kong. Boldly combining unique elements and styles into design, the dedicated and iconic fashion brand has an attitude of its own. Appreciating creative ideas, valuing the value of handicraft, cherishing the original touch of materials, MUJOSH is deeply loved by fashion icons and wearers.

H&M Loves Coachella Collection 2016

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he H&M Loves Coachella collection features a line-up of iconic pieces and freewheeling playfulness. The overall look is about personal style, mixing, not matching, and conveying a message of ease and freedom.

For girls, the collection includes folksy blouses, beaded and fringed tops, allover print jumpsuits, denim cut-offs, and accessory essentials including floppy hats, sunglasses, and flat boots. Hemlines are short and embellishments provide a crafty tingle. For boys, it is all about printed T-shirts and mismatched shirts, bermudas, and denim shorts.

“Last year, H&M was the first brand to team up with Coachella to develop a clothing collection. The success was so rapid and so widespread, we decided to partner again to create an even richer offering this season. We love Coachella because we enjoy its democratic spirit and the bonding experience it creates. To us, Coachella is about using fashion and music to express energy and that is what is reflected in this collection,” says Ross Lydon, designer at H&M.

For the second year, H&M will have a pop-up shop on-site in the H&M tent where festival goers can buy the exclusive collection, take a break from the heat, and enjoy an interactive social experience.

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H&M Loves Coachella

H&M Loves Coachella

Liv Tyler & Belstaff Capsule Collection AW16

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orking closely with Delphine, Liv Tyler, Belstaff Brand Ambassador and Creative Contributor, has interpreted the Belstaff spirit and archives by creating a capsule based on contemporary silhouettes and luxurious natural fibres, emphasising a strong and modern femininity.

“I wanted to express strength through outerwear and leather alongside a more feminine sensual side through the softer materials of shearling and silk, and via my fitted silhouettes,” says Tyler. “It is a true amalgam of masculine and feminine. These are the 12 key items every woman should have in their closet.”

The capsule lands in stores in September ’16.

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Liv presented the products on mannequins in an intimate space at the AW16 presentation, with her new film for Belstaff, Falling Up, projected onto a wall. In it, Liv retraces the footsteps of 1920s aviatrix Amelia Earhart, one of the first women Belstaff dressed.

Tyler said: “We’d been thinking of ways to tell the story of who the Belstaff woman is – free-spirited, independent, brave. Amelia was the perfect inspiration.”

As well as starring, Tyler reprised her role as Executive Producer, following that of on Outlaws for Belstaff starring David Beckham last year.

Liv and Belstaff were delighted to welcome special guest Tracey Curtis-Taylor, who recently piloted her vintage biplane with open cockpit solo from UK to Australia, following the path of pioneer aviatrix Amy Johnson, whom Belstaff also dressed.

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