Andreas Kronthaler, Vivienne Westwood and Riccardo Tisci

Andreas Kronthaler, Vivienne Westwood and Riccardo Tisci

Iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood is collaborating with Burberry on a collection of re-imagined iconic styles, in celebration of British style and heritage. 

The limited edition collection, which will be the first collaboration for Burberry under Riccardo Tisci, will launch in December 2018. 

Riccardo Tisci said: “Vivienne Westwood was one of the first designers who made me dream to become a designer myself and when I first started at Burberry, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to approach her to do something. She is a rebel, a punk and unrivaled in her unique representation of British style, which has inspired so many of us. I am so incredibly proud of what we will be creating together.” 

The collaboration will support rainforest charity


Carlos Campos SS19 Menswear

carlos campos ss19

For Carlos Campos’s SS19 show for New York Fashion Week: Men’s, the designer returned to the DNA of his brand. The collection featured expert hand tailoring, architectural silhouettes, and bold colors. Though the collection had a classic Carlos Campos feel, it was fun and fresh, rather than a rehash of something that had already been done. As key makeup artist, Dana Arcidy of Metro Look created a look with the same vibe—in line with past seasons, but updated and remixed.

Arcidy explained that the focus of makeup at a Carlos Campos show is always on great skin. A lot of the models came directly from other shows, so Arcidy and her team started with removing models’ makeup as necessary. The team partnered up with A’PIEU, a Korean line known for its mild ingredients. They used All Clean Lip & Eye Remover, which gently removed all traces of makeup while soothing the models’ skin with calendula extract. Next, they applied antioxidant-rich Waterful Bamboo Soothing Gel.

The team then buffed in foundation using brushes from Artis. The brushes are distinctively different in appearance from other makeup brushes, with some looking like gorgeously designed space-age toothbrushes. As Arcidy explained, the densely packed fibers taper to a microscopic level for superior blending. “It’s like airbrushing without the airbrush,” she said. The brushes enabled her team to achieve greater coverage out of a smaller amount of product, which also meant natural looking skin, a “must” on male models.

Next, the artists moved on to eyes. Brows were filled in, and then, in a change from her previous seasons with the designer, Arcidy instructed her artists to apply mascara to their male models’ lashes. “We’re putting on a bit more makeup this season and doing something a little prettier, because we want to call attention to the eyes,” she said. They finished with lip balm that left a soft sheen on the lips.

While up-close the makeup may have been noticeable, as the models walked the runway, the effect was subtle. It was a small update to the ever-evolving Carlos Campos man.

About A’PIEU

A'PIEU is the sister brand of the K-beauty behemoth MISSHA.  The brand is young, fresh, fun, innovative K-beauty.  Products are formulated to be gentle yet effective on even sensitive skin.  Everything is packaged colorfully and playfully.  

About Artis

Created by Matthew Waitesmith, an accomplished artist, photographer, and lifelong innovator. Matthew’s inspiration for Artis came from training tens of thousands of makeup artists over 30 years. He brought his perspective to the process of makeup self-application, to design and create a new category of beauty tools which enable a more natural and ergonomic experience. Today, Artis designs and offers instruments that are both beautiful to see and handle, and functionally superior to use for perfected blending and more flawless results.

About Metro Look

Metro Look was founded by makeup artists and hair stylists Dana Arcidy and T. Cooper. The two artists and their talented team collaborate on a variety of projects in the world of fashion and beyond.


Balmain Unveils Fall Winter 2018 Video Campaign with Milla Jovovich


Milla Jovovich stars in Balmain's FW 2018 campaign and Olivier Rousteing shares his feelings about it and the backstory:

Like every French kid growing up in the nineties, I was obsessed with The Fifth Element. So, obviously, there’s no need to tell me that Milla Jovovich is an incredible actor and a stunningly beautiful woman. I’ve long admired her strength, style and talents and I’ve often dreamed of finding a way to work with Milla on a Balmain project. That’s why I was beyond excited when she agreed to sign on for our Fall-Winter campaign. I couldn’t wait to see the first images from the London shoot. I knew enough to expect great things—but, honestly, I wasn’t expecting to be so blown away, so quickly. From the moment I saw the raw footage, I knew that we had already captured exactly what we needed.

As Leeloo says in The Fifth Element, “boooooooom ba da booom.” Done. We had it. No need for complicated edits or even a soundtrack. I knew, as soon as I saw it, that all we needed to do was keep it simple and retain the focus on what Milla was doing in that incredible space. The strong, minimal style may be new for Balmain, but it perfectly compliments next fall’s styles. An Le’s pictures captured the same stark beauty that Jake caught on the video. I’m sure there’ll be more to come, but for now, I think we’ve got it. ~ Olivier Rousteing


Ferragamo Autumn Winter 2018 Campaign


Suffused by a dynamic and diverse new spirit, a peerlessly exquisite historical Italian house suddenly echoes with life, laughter and youth again.

For Autumn Winter 2018 Salvatore Ferragamo presents neither one Ferragamo woman, nor one Ferragamo man - instead inviting a broad community of models to reflect the glorious multiplicity of today in a patchwork of characters under the creative direction of Paul Andrew. Shot by Harley Weir and featuring Stella Tennant, Shanelle Nyasiase, Rianne Van Rompaey, Xiao Wen Ju, Piero Mendez and Edoardo Sebastianelli, this milestone Ferragamo campaign represents a fresh page in the house’s remarkable history. 

The new ‘Ferragaristocracy’ as imagined by Andrew is defined by its commitment to progress - because to embrace change is the key to success in contemporary culture. Andrew says: “One of the original inspirations of the collection featured in this campaign was the Duchess of Devonshire - a formidable personification of old-school elegance and privilege. And her grand-daughter Stella inhabits that refreshed persona with an effortless grace. But in 2018 you don’t have to be to the manor born to have a compelling and stylish manner about you. Curiosity, taste and a breadth of vision - not a narrowness - is what counts today.”

Punchy color, rich texture and flowing deformalized silhouettes punctuated with Andrew’s signature Ferragamo shoes, boots and accessories - starring the new Ferragamo Studio bag - make up the grammar of Ferragamo’s revived visual language. Harley Weir deploys her realist’s eye and analogue authenticity to present an imagined house-party whose guests hail from across the globe. What's brought them together? The newly-rebooted Salvatore Ferragamo aesthetic as defined by Andrew in partnership with Menswear Design Director Guillaume Meilland.

Andrew says: “I want Ferragamo to assert a distinctly special voice. The best way to do that is to be collaborative, inclusive and open - which is why I’m so excited to be working alongside talents like Guillaume, Harley, and this powerful cast of models. Together we’ve found a harmony that truly reflects the bold and positive change that’s afoot at Salvatore Ferragamo.”


Recap: Miami Swim Week Powered by Art Hearts Fashion

  Photos courtesy of Art Hearts Fashion / Arun Nevader

Photos courtesy of Art Hearts Fashion / Arun Nevader

From July 12th-16th 2018, Miami Swim Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion transformed South Beach into a swimwear wonderland. Designers, buyers, and industry professionals from around the world flocked to Miami Swim Week’s annual swim and resort wear event. Art Hearts Fashion expanded its footprint as the largest producer of runway shows during Swim Week. With over 33 top tier international designers and a rare first-time collaboration with luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue, Art Hearts Fashion celebrated the sexiness and excitement that is Swim Week at the world class Faena Forum.

“This was by far the biggest production this season for Swim Week in Miami in terms of size and scale”, said Erik Rosete, Founder and President of Art Hearts Fashion International. “We had a record number of designers presenting along with the most leading brands in the industry including several designers carried at Saks Fifth Avenue”.

Attracting over 10,000+ attendees, Miami Swim Week powered by Art Hearts Fashion was a massive undertaking that truly represented the City of Miami. The massive event spanned across the city with runway shows at the renowned Faena Forum and special events at exclusive locations including E11ELEVEN Miami, and Saks Fifth Avenue. “We wanted to showcase the diversity, fun, and sexiness that are indicative of Miami and swimwear.” Rosete said. The vast event drew an eclectic group of celebrities including, but not limited to, Ryan Phillippe, Soccer Star Eduardo Salvio, NFL Super Bowl Winner Devin Thomas, Male Super Models Tyson Beckford and Garrett Neff, Cast Members of Love and Hip Hop Miami and WAGS Miami, and Carmen Carrera, the first transgender model to ever walk the runway for Swim Week.


To live and fry in L.A. with Kenzo


A summer vacation in Los Angeles feels a lot like the city itself: sprawling, arid, endless, blinding. Most of the time is spent loitering by the beach, on the boardwalk, around suburban lawns, by the pool. Stillness, music, heat,…

Photographer Rob Kulisek trails a group of young friends, locked up in the hazy city, trying to escape from boredom. The imposing sun and laid-back attraction of L.A. summer is intensified by the new cuts of the collection. Looser, slightly cropped fits enhanced by the logo or the Floral print heighten the tracksuit as THE timeless uniform of chill.

KENZO’s inimitable mix of pop fantasy makes the west coast boredom so enviable.


Dries Van Noten creates exclusive limited edition marble print raincoats

Dries Van Noten raincoats

Originally featured as the finale of his men’s fashion show and to celebrate the arrival of his Autumn / Winter 2018 collection, Dries Van Noten has designed 10 exclusive Ebru marble printed raincoats each with its own color way. A limited stock of 10 of each color will be available at 10 selected stockists worldwide for a limited period. 


The coats will be available from August at Dries Van Noten stores in Antwerp, Paris and Tokyo as well as in selected stockists in New York (Barneys), London (Harvey Nichols), Moscow (Le Form), Tokyo (Isetan, Shinjuku), Hong Kong (Lane Crawford), Singapore (Club 21) and online on Mr Porter.

Tradition embraces technology as this is the first known time this time honored technique of marbling, usually reserved for application on paper for book linings as example, is used for textiles and clothing. The Ebru technique creates motifs when oil based inks diffuse on a water surface and transferred to paper.

It took some time for the Dries Van Noten design team to find a master artist of this technique willing to help impart his knowledge and assist in taking on the challenge of transferring the technique to textiles. Three hundred unique works were created after days spent at his London Atelier.  The idea for the finale of the fashion show, a cacophony of all of all the vivid and vibrant marble prints together was born when all of three hundred marbling samples lay alongside each other on the atelier floor.