Ferragamo Autumn Winter 2018 Campaign

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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.”

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TOD'S SPRING 2018 MENSWEAR

TOD'S SPRING 2018 MENSWEAR - See collection.

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Italian Heritage Brand LES COPAINS Opens its first American Atelier in Atlanta & Celebrates with Contemporary Artist ZACHARY CRANE

The Les Copains brand has maintained a decades-long dedication to the support of the arts. For this reason the company commissioned not only a private work by Zachary Crane, but also committed to a direct donation to The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) as well as offering a percentage of its first week’s sales as an enthusiastic commitment to the brand’s support of its new Atlanta home.

The new store opening is indicative of a renewed and focused decision to expand the presence of the Les Copains brand in the US market. The Buckhead Atlanta atelier will be the Italian heritage brand's single outpost in America, and the first in a secession of stores to be rolled out over the following 3 years. Said Francesco Leone, US President of Les Copains, “We felt strongly that the Atlanta marked was best poised to embrace the brand heritage and its modern take on Italian luxury.”

Zachary Crane’s installation, titled “Fabricator” is an artistic interpretation of the design process. A thousand unorganized thoughts amount in an empty corner, as the designer embattles a search for taste and purpose. A dormant room suddenly morphs into an idea consortium as fashion unfolds.

*The installation will be on display in the Les Copains atelier at Buckhead Atlanta through mid-September.

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GUCCI: The Director A film by James Franco

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takes us backstage and behind-the-scenes of one of the greatest luxury brands in the world. But this documentary, which is airing on Showtime at the moment, is more than an inside look into Gucci, the brand, but rather, delivers an intimate and personal portrayal of Frida Giannini, the woman behind the label. There's a whole lot of studio, modeling, runway and fashion for the Gucci lover in us but understanding the mindset, character and personality of it's creative director, made me appreciate the brand that much more.

Gucci: The Director is an excellent film and I urge everyone to watch it! GucciLover; FridaFan...

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ATELIER VERSACE SPRING 2014

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Donatella Versace pulled up to the bumper baby and channelled Grace Jones for Spring 2014. The 70's disco retro-vibe couture collection offered a skillful balance between form-fitted silhouettes and draping. Sexy, glass-beaded, crystal-covered, red carpet dresses in very bright colors owned the runway. I can see Donatella wearing it all!

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