Melding antiquity with the intergalactic, this season the Prada man and woman live in a “world” all of their own. In this Prada fantasy, Miuccia's avatars explore landscapes with a somber wanderlust. One can’t help but think that the classic silhouettes in the women’s pantsuits and men’s top coats received 3-D embellishments to hint at a 3-D future rich with unimagined hope. Or perhaps in this dismantled environment, the rattling embellishments are the only way for the Prada man and woman to communicate.
Tomas Maier’s Fall Winter collection for Bottega Veneta explored updated classic silhouettes with modern details, fully representative of his French and Italian roots. His runway was filled with figure-flattering shapes made from sophisticated fabrics that created effortless structure and balance, surpassing the fashion community’s expectations for what style.com calls “anonymous, understated luxury” that most women covet.
A good wine, a great sunset and a delicate rose perfectly exemplify that all good things come in shades of red. The stylish bunch we snapped on the streets this week certainly captured our attention with superb outfits featuring a range of red hues. It’s definitely an attention grabbing shade and all for the right reasons. From small pops and bright accessories to jackets and coats, the choice of colour is red hot.
Iconic, classic, crisp and blue; Levis 501 jeans are the epitome of American style. They’re easy to wear, comfortable and denim’s simplicity and versatility is loved by everyone. Often imitated never duplicated, Levis jeans are the signature fashion accessory in everyone’s closet. One might wonder how these beautifully made denim delights came to be; in 1853 Levis Strauss arrived in San Francisco and opened a wholesale dry goods business, selling clothing, blankets, handkerchiefs etc, to small general stores throughout the American West.
Renowned designer Jonny Cota of SKINGRAFT has opened the brand’s first boutique in Nolita on Manhattan’s Prince Street. For Cota, opening a store in NYC was always a dream, and with the positive response to his L.A. flagship store, which has generated massive appeal, it seemed only natural to expand his brand to the east coast. With a large and diverse following from celebrities like A$AP Rocky, Rihanna, Beyonce and others., it’s no wonder why his inspiring designs are in high demand.
On May 7, Carrera Sunglasses hosted Ignition Night to celebrate their new line of sunglasses and honor the brand’s roots: “Racing Since 1956”. The evening also promoted their unique clientele: “Energetic individuals who choose to live a discerning life at full speed” and their respective industry professionals.
“My job feels more like a hobby than a job, really; it’s always fun,” says Nicola Formichetti for TWELV’s second issue. “I always try to do as much as possible to keep inspired and learn about new things. What’s important is to keep taking risks and trying new things, giving opportunities to new talents-this is what is really important.” Formichetti’s statement reaffirms his beliefs on taking risks, for example, when he astounded the fashion community and left his role as designer of Mugler to become Diesel’s artistic director.
After fifteen years at Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquière quietly left his post as creative director last November. Without giving any interviews or explanations, the fashion world has waited for answers, and now, after an interview with Jonathan Wingfield at System, we have what we’ve been waiting for. “The best way to move forward is to go back to work,” Ghesquière explained.