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Dior Celebrates Paris
Captured through Elaine Constantine's lens, Maria Grazia Chiuri's 'Plan de Paris' print paints a dreamy map across a collection of show-stopping pieces. Parisian charm meets Dior sophistication, elevating everything from coats to sweeping dresses into objets d'art.
Louis Vuitton Launches Podcast
Elevating the concept of brand storytelling, Louis Vuitton, hosted by French fashion journalist Loïc Prigent, launches an exclusive podcast. The 'Louis Vuitton [Extended]' podcast will host an array of interviews with the Maison’s creative luminaries, like Nicolas Ghesquière to Francesca Amfitheatrof, as well as an array of artists, athletes, and culinary experts who shape the brand's audacious collaborations.
The inaugural episode is nothing short of iconic, featuring Pharrell Williams in a reflective conversation about his first menswear show as Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Creative Director, with his uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams with whom he worked together to create “Joy”, which was the soundtrack for the his runway debut.
Prada Unfurls Its Petals
Floral motifs and existential dialogues blossomed in unison as Prada's Fall/Winter 2023 advertising campaign unfurled its petals at select kiosks across global fashion capitals. From September 14 to 16, the fashion powerhouse sprinkled a touch of whimsy on city streets, offering limited-edition seed packs – think marigolds and sunflowers as the new must-haves. It wasn't just about petal power; the campaign was a surreal garden party of sorts, featuring shots by Willy Vanderperre and starring a line-up from Benedict Cumberbatch to Hunter Schafer, in convos with larger-than-life florals, all while digital blooms sprouted across social media platforms. The activation took place in London, Dubai, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other cities.
Tiffany & Co. Joins Forces with RIMOWA
In a union of luxury and functionality, German luggage brand RIMOWA has teamed up with global jeweler Tiffany & Co. to unveil a curated trio of travel accessories designed to safeguard your most cherished items. The collection stars the RIMOWA x Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Case – replete with Rock Cut artwork and an iconic Tiffany Blue exterior – and offers a three-tiered sanctuary for your prized jewelry.
Adidas Celebrates Cultural Icons
In a celebration of its iconic Trefoil symbol, Adidas Originals launched a new global brand platform for 2023 titled, "We Gave the World an Original. You Gave Us a Thousand Back." Particularly spotlighting the Middle East, Adidas collaborated with 17 regional talents who are game-changers in realms as varied as music, fashion, and skateboarding. Narrated through the lens of three hero sneakers – the Superstar, the Gazelle, and the Samba – the campaign melds cinematic storytelling with artful stills and honors the individuals who have made these shoes into cultural icons.
Cartier Reissues the Coveted Tank Cintrée Watch
In an homage to its heritage, Cartier reinvigorates the iconic Tank Cintrée, a timepiece that originally disrupted the 1920s horology world with its audacious rectilinear design. This newly minted edition brings together the luxurious combination of platinum and ruby – the latter gracing the winding crown in a resplendent cabochon set – marking the timepiece's centennial in a limited series of 150. Every element of the watch, from its svelte 6.03 mm case to its calibre 9780 MC manual-winding movement, bears the maison's hallmark aesthetics, with a harmonious blend of polished and matte finishes serving as the epitome of Cartier's craftsmanship.
Loewe Celebrates Nature
Loewe Perfumes conjures magic in its latest campaign, which features the talents Úrsula Corberó, Greta Lee, and brand ambassador Stéphane Bak. The unisex Loewe 'Aire Anthesis' fragrance is more than just a spritz – it's a full-blown sensory experience. Captured through the lens of Tyler Mitchell and collaged by artist Nicola Kloosterman, the campaign is an evocative blend of beauty and nature.
Dior's Regional First
Dior has anointed Egypt's own cinema sensation Ahmed Malek as the region's first male ambassador for both fashion and fragrance. The Cairo-born actor and undeniable figure of contemporary cinema is set to serve both timeless elegance and modern flair for the storied luxury house. With this partnership, Dior and Malek are together redefining what it means to be a modern gentleman in the Middle East – sophisticated, daring, and irresistibly scented.
Breitling Pitches In For World Clean Up Day
In a collaboration dedicated to environmental sustainability, Breitling Middle East and Surf House Dubai convened for their third beach clean-up of the year, aligned with the global World Cleanup Day. A count of 87 volunteers, including representatives from Breitling, Surf House, and environmental organization Goumbook, managed to remove 14,400 cigarette butts from Dubai's last natural surfing beach, all of which will be recycled into sustainable plywood. With Breitling's support, the campaign has amassed participation of over 200 volunteers and collected 53,865 cigarette butts this year alone.
Loro Piana x MyTheresa Unveil Capsule Collection
MyTheresa and Loro Piana have just rolled out an exclusive capsule collection that is the epitome of understated elegance. Thanks to Loro Piana's fine materials, the Australian countryside comes to life in your wardrobe – with silk dresses and tartan overcoats luxuriously coexisting with shearling and cashmere knits. Curated with an editorial finesse by MyTheresa's Chief Creative Officer Julian Paul and captured through the lens of photographer Jana Gerberding, this collection is a master class in timeless sophistication.
Etro Shares Its Runway Soundtrack
For Milan Fashion Week, ETRO collaborated with Spotify, entrusting Creative Director Marco De Vincenzo to curate a runway playlist featured on Spotify's new hub, 'The Soundtrack Behind the Runway.' De Vincenzo's eclectic playlist explores the synergy between fashion and music, showcasing a blend of Italian artists like Lucio Dalla and Milva with international acts like LCD Soundsystem.
Piaget Partners with Razan Alazzouni
Piaget has partnered with Saudi designer Razan Alazzouni to reimagine the iconic Possession Decor Palace collection. Alazzouni's embroidery artworks are nothing short of a goldsmith's dream, featuring dazzling threads and beads that reinterpret Piaget's intricate Decor Palace technique – a house signature since the 1960s. The collaboration culminates in three exclusive jewelry pouches, where the art of embroidery meets the alchemy of Piaget's gold offering a treasure trove of sophistication and artistic skill.
Riyadh Announces A Fashion Week
Riyadh Fashion Week burst onto the scene with a stellar lineup of 30 homegrown brands, turning the Saudi capital into a global fashion nexus from October 20-23, 2023. The latest fashion week newcomer to the calendar will toast the Kingdom's burgeoning fashion landscape and celebrate its creatives. On the occasion of the announcement, Burak Çakmak, CEO of the Saudi Fashion Commission, said, “For the first time ever, we are welcoming the global fashion community to the epicenter of Saudi fashion, here in Riyadh. The event will showcase the best of our creative talent, allowing yet another opportunity for our brands to connect with the world. Whether you join us in person or via the live stream, we can’t wait to highlight what Saudi fashion has to offer.” And neither can we.
Diptyque Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary
Marking its 60th anniversary, Diptyque has released Les Mondes de Diptyque, the Maison's first line of refillable scented candles. Showcasing a blend of aesthetic allure, technical prowess, and eco-responsibility, these candles feature interchangeable wax blocks and are crafted to capture the essence of various obscure but enthralling locales. Beyond mere scent, each candle serves as an olfactory narrative, offering an ethereal journey that transports the senses to far-off places.
Elie Saab Collabs With Borsalino
Elie Saab and renowned hat maker Borsalino have collaborated on a capsule collection of sculptural hats that are designed to harmonize with Elie Saab’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection. Available in hues of black, white, and blush pink, these three distinctive hats feature a jeweled Elie Saab monogram and Borsalino's golden signature. Elie Saab Jr. and Mauro Baglietto, representatives for Elie Saab and Borsalino respectively, emphasized that the partnership not only celebrates shared values of craftsmanship and creativity but also marks each brand's commitment to innovation and excellence.