HORTUS DELICIARUM IS SHOWN IN A NEW PARIS BOUTIQUE IN PLACE VENDÔME
Gucci’s bringing some sparkle to Paris’s 1st arrondissement with the brand’s first foray into the world of high jewelry.
The new Hortus Deliciarum line, which is influenced by the colorful and multi-faceted visions of Alessandro Michele, contains over 200 pieces (many of them one-of-a-kind). The collection’s inspiration stems from interpretations surrounding the mythical gardens of Eden, Arcadia, and Xanadu, while also drawing from the organic hues and symbolism of nature.
Three primary themes guide the narrative of Hortus Deliciarum: eternal love, the animal kingdom, and solitaires. Tiger, lion, and Ouroboros serpent iconography make appearances alongside pink and blue sapphires, white diamonds, yellow beryls, mandarin garnets, honey-colored topaz, pearlescent opals, and glittering aquamarines. According to Michele, the gemstones are purposefully mismatched in honor of the spirit of imperfection, therefore creating a sense of “dis-cordant symmetry.” Gucci also pulled from a variety of opulent, historical artistic movements, such as Rococo, Baroque, and Georgian, to cultivate a sense of luxury and refinement in every brooch, necklace, and ring. The collection is an ode not only to Gucci’s rich history of imagery and ingenuity, but also Michele’s uninhibited maximalist aesthetic and inventiveness.
The line will be sold at a brand new 16 Place Vendôme location, which situates the boutique amongst some of the finest jewelry retailers in the world. The interior of the store exudes a muted, old-Hollywood sort of glam: dark-panelled wooden display cases are paired with luxurious, turquoise green satin upholstery, which allows the color palette of the jewels to speak for itself.
INTERIOR OF GUCCI’S NEW BOUTIQUE
Along with creating the covetable collection of high jewelry, Gucci has committed itself to responsibly sourcing the gold it utilizes. Additionally, many of the materials used in Gucci’s collection are ethically sourced with the aid of initiatives such as the Kimberly Process and the Kering Responsible Gold Framework, which strive to combat corruption and inequality in the mineral mining industry, underscoring the fact that luxury doesn’t have to be at an environmental and social cost.
Gucci Hortus Deliciarum high jewelry is now available at the 16 Place Vendôme boutique.
Imaan Hammam in a crushed-velvet slip dress by Jonathan Simkhai and dangle earrings by Irene Neuwirth.
Photographed by Mikael Jansson, Vogue, November 2018
“The fashion instinct for red: It’s special . . . it’s a matter of temperament, looks, or both . . . ,” noted Vogue in 1963. A celebratory, look-at-me color, red was historically associated with passion, privilege, and power. Louis XIV, for example, famously wore scarlet heels and enacted sumptuary laws preventing those not in royal favor from following suit. Over time, the bold hue became linked to the festive holiday season via a certain cheery fellow with a beard “as white as the snow” and a suit as red as a . . . Coca-Cola label? Speaking to NPR, Arielle Eckstut, coauthor of The Secret Language of Color, explained that in 1931 the beverage company commissioned an illustrator “to create a Santa Claus” for promotional purposes. The artist drew one dressed in scarlet and with a physique that aligned with Clement Clarke Moore’s depiction of the “right jolly old elf” in his famous 1823 poem A Visit From St. Nicholas, which is now better known as The Night Before Christmas.
Combine red with velvet, a fabric with snob appeal (just look at Medici portraits or Francisco de Goya’s famous “Red Boy”), and you’ve got a winning, and upscale, combination that rises to the occasion. Like the cake that borrows its name, red velvet is a tried-and-true recipe for holiday dressing. The proof is in the pages of Vogue. Here, we track the trend as it was addressed by designers as diverse as Cristóbal Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs.
The temporary absence of a Gucci show – which will be presented in Paris – opens the door to a renewed Milanese fashion week, which includes special events of important residences and activities as the most anticipated shows in the city.
Moncler unveiled the second chapter of his Genius initiative on Wednesday, September 19th. The showcase is a novelty for Moncler, which debuted in its last direction in a special event before the Milanese shows, bringing together several international designers to create eight capsule collections in collaboration with the brand. Let’s see if you have a chance to see if Pierpaolo Piccioli, Craig Green, Simone Rocha, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Palm Angels and Kei Ninomiya – whose Moncler collections are falling after the other – will return for a renewed stint.
Emporio Armani missed the men’s program in June in favor of a co-show, which took place on Thursday, September 20th at 9:00 pm. The exhibition will feature a special exhibition on the show, which follows the previous one-off events of Emporio Armani in Paris and London. Lately, Giorgio Armani has been honest in changing his traditional show formats and making an impact with the new generations. He presented the haute couture show in July for Armani Privé in the observing the backstage: “People do not know the difference between couture, prêt-à-porter and sportswear.”
Gucci did not perform in Milan. Alessandro Michele brought the circus to the streets, presenting the first Monday in Paris. But he has no intention of renouncing the first day of the Milan program, which traditionally developed Gucci. Instead of the show, in collaboration with The Michael Clark Company. The dancer and choreographer set up a dance show for the evening, followed by Gucci with the club boys gathered in London in Milan. Clark has already participated in the short film by Gucci The Performers: Act VI for GQ .
Prada has found its new rhythm, compared to three percent last year. “Today the results of this transformation are visible and supported by many positive signs of the market,” declared the managing director Patrizio Bertelli in a statement. “We are constantly working to remodel the Prada Group”.
The Supreme phenomenon also involves publishing. A few days ago, the American brand inaugurated an unprecedented partnership with The New York Post, creating a special cover with the distinctive red logo. The unusual collaboration amazed the American media given the support that the conservative newspaper has always dedicated to Donald Trump, while the streetwear brand has donated revenues from sales of some products to families damaged by the president’s anti-immigration policies.
Thanks to the echo on social networks, the newspaper number, on sale at $ 1.50, was an immediate success. There was no lack of traditional online re-sellers, on eBay some copies cost 20 dollars. The collaboration with The New York Times recalls that signed by Supreme with the transport company NyctSubway and confirms the talent in being able to talk about themselves, on and offline.
We get the news from the Italian press agency. Art and fashion, a combination that I love because it links two extremes of creativity and beauty that spring from the human mind. The artistic context on which the Italian photographer refers is linked to a very congenial period for me. The prints illustrate the Optical Art linked to the movements of Kinetic Art, born in the 60s.
Michael Stabile is a fashion photographer, specialized in Fashion Advertising Photography. He uses the images as a channel of communication: Michael Stabile presented during Alta Roma the FASHION EXHIBITION – PHOTOGRAPHER MICHAEL STABILE. The event was included in the official calendar of Alta Roma section In Town, edition of JUNE 2018.
FASHION EXHIBITION is a calendar embracing a Photography’s exhibition on tour, produced by the Photographer Michael Stabile, who exhibits on canvas a concept of advertising campaigns designed and created by him for several “Maison de Haute Couture”. The opening of the exhibition was on June 27th in one of the most prestigious locations: Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. The exhibition runs until July 1st 2018 and will host an audience that will be able to enjoy the works.
The Exhibition concept, “Optical Art Fashion” shown prints on 70/100 canvas, conceived and realized by Michael Stabile, at the Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. The prints are illustrating the “Optical Art” which is closely linked to the movements of the “Kinetic Art” that was originating around the sixties and that was evolving the examination and the study of the two-dimensional illusion.
The “OPTICAL ART FASHION EXHIBITION” works, presented in the exhibition, conceived and realized in the pose room by Michael Stabile in December 2016. The Photographer used as backdrop, the original fabric from which the dress derives and he physically placed the model in a geometric line to offer the viewer a unique work presenting two dimensions. The result is an impression of movement and of hidden image. The work becomes a “unique example produced in Haute Couture”. The eyes of Michael Stabile, are revealing his character while enclosing the perception that is appearing in his photography. The feeling is that all entirely depends on one point of view, as it happens in life.
To conclude the opening event, all guests, national and international press have been invited to a happy hour on the beautiful terrace of the Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton.
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The 94th Edition of Pitti Uomo, the international men’s fashion event which dictated the trends of the Spring-Summer 2019 season, has just come to an end. The opening ceremony, in the Salone dei Cinquecento at Palazzo Vecchio, saw the first official involvement of new Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Alberto Bonisoli, who reiterated the importance of fashion for Italian culture and Florence. 1240 brands, of which 561 foreign (45% of the total), and over 20,000 buyers took part to the event. Important numbers, which define, even more so, the reputation and progress of this international trade fair.
The theme of this edition was P:O:P: Pitti Optical Power, a visual and virtual celebration of colour, with endless games of stripes throughout the square of the Fortress and in every stand, a colourful world that focused on young people, start-ups and emerging industries. Great attention was paid to avant-garde styles and cutting-edge designers, without forgetting the excellence of the new classic companies and the brands that revisit the modernity of sportswear.