Introducing the All-Black Monsieur de CHANEL Watch

All-Black Take on Its Monsieur de CHANEL Watch

Turning its focus back to its Monsieur de CHANEL watch, Chanel recently unveiled a new all-black take on its flagship watch.

Set to officially launch at Baselworld 2019, the Monsieur de CHANEL Édition Noire features a 42mm matte black ceramic case paired with a matching grained dial. Markings on the dial are raised and done in a silver tone for a classic look.

The watch utilizes Chanel’s proprietary movement developed by independent watchmaker Romain Gauthier, expressed via a 240-degree retrograde minute scale and accompanying hour window. A sapphire window on the steel case back spotlights the Caliber 1 hand-wound movement, which features twin barrels and a 72-hour power reserve.

No official pricing details just yet, but Chanel’s Monsieur de CHANEL Edition Noire watch is set for a 55 unit limited release sometime in September.

SOURCE WATCHES BY SJX

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La Métamorphose HAUTE COUTURE PARIS FASHION WEEK SS19

In the gardens of La Métamorphose, the woman is certainly a flower that opens, but this woman conquers her femininity. Though delicate in her strength, she is a multifaceted woman, muse, but also leader.

Pastels emphasize opened rosebuds, the whites for purity and light. The sharp shapes symbolize determination.

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REOPENING OF THE KENZO GEORGE V STORE PARIS

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KENZO IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE REDEVELOPMENT OF ONE OF ITS KEY PARISIAN ADDRESSES AND AN EXCITING NEW ADVENTURE FOR PARIS’ ‘GOLDEN TRIANGLE’ DISTRICT.

The French fashion house, under Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, have re-opened its 446m² store on avenue George V. The updated store concept reflects KENZO’s ongoing modern approach to fashion.

The American duo, Creative Directors since 2011, previously worked with celebrated architect Fabrizio Casiraghi to imagine a new retail concept when opening the brand’s Marais store. Casiraghi conceived a beautiful showcase to present KENZO’s seasonal Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer collections as well as its “La Collection Memento” line and their accessories. The concept continued with the opening of KENZO’s store on Boulevard de la Madeleine and now on avenue George V.

For the George V store, the concept has been developed to create a cohesive two-floor space dedicated to KENZO’s multifaceted approach to lifestyle. A delicate balance between pop and residential themes, the store’s energy is an effort in contrasts. Color palettes of aqua or yellow, combine to frame the houses garments and accessories. Large wooden lacquered pillars divide the sections, and marbleized linoleum or wood flooring permeate the space.

KENZO GEORGE V 49-51 AVENUE GEORGE V | 75008 PARIS | T. +33 (0)1 47 23 33 49 | STORE_GEORGEV@KENZO.COM OPENING HOURS: MON. – SAT. : 11AM – 8PM

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CHRISTOFLE AND KARL LAGERFELD ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION

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KARL LAGERFELD has designed a limited edition of the Christofle “MOOD” with just 1,500 exclusive pieces available worldwide “PARIS, FRANCE – Christofle and KARL LAGERFELD are pleased to announce their collaboration to introduce an exclusive KARL LAGERFELD edition of the MOOD flatware set and decorative case. Designed by KARL LAGERFELD, the piece will be available in two exclusive colorways and produced in limited quantities. The first time in Christofle’s history it is collaborating with a fashion brand, and Karl Lagerfeld, is a long-time Christofle connoisseur, with many pieces in his own home. ” Inspired by Art Deco art and architecture, KARL LAGERFELD’s design features structured, graphic lines on the elliptical egg shape, which enhances the contrast of geometry. The polished silver option is made from mirrored stainless steel, with 1,000 pieces available. The sleek black option is crafted from lacquered stainless steel, with just 500 pieces made. Both are engraved with the Christofle coat of arms on one side and KARL LAGERFELD’s signature on the other, and each will be numbered on the bottom. The designs have also been exquisitely photographed by KARL LAGERFELD. The MOOD opens to reveal a 24-piece set of silver-plated flatware, and each piece is stamped with the KARL LAGERFELD silhouette logo. This flatware will only be available in the KARL LAGERFELD MOOD, and not individually sold. The KARL LAGERFELD MOOD is not only a dramatic decorative object, but a useful piece for every home — whether used for special occasions or everyday life. The MOOD is Christofle’s most renowned design that reimagines the classic codes of table setting. It is secretive in its function as it appears streamlined and sleek on its exterior, though it opens to reveal a 24-piece silver-plated cutlery set. The MOOD is synonymous with excellence in silversmithing and reflects Christofle’s avant-garde vision for relaxed entertaining that is both elegant and refined.

“For its first-ever collaboration with a celebrated fashion designer, Christofle quite naturally reached out to KARL LAGERFELD, whose singular and visionary creativity we so admire. Our wish was to collaborate with a designer who embodies French elegance, and whose creations blend know-how, modernity and timelessness. Mr. Lagerfeld’s international stature resonates everywhere Christofle is present. In addition, our collaboration on MOOD allows both Houses to speak to a cosmopolitan, discerning and epicurean hedonistic clientele.” said Nathalie Remy, CEO of Christofle. “The collaboration between Christofle and KARL LAGERFELD was a natural fit,” said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD. “We have a shared appreciation for style that is contemporary yet classic, pure and elegant. Karl’s MOOD design is sophisticated in its simplicity and is sure to be an iconic tableware in any home.” TECHNICAL INFORMATION MOOD KARL LAGERFELD: engraved and polished stainless steel case. Set of 24 silver-plated and decorated pieces for 6 persons. Limited and numbered Edition of 1000 pieces. $2 650 MOOD KARL LAGERFELD BLACK: black lacquered and decorated case. Set of 24 silver-plated and decorated pieces for 6 persons. Limited and numbered Edition of 500 pieces. $3 500

The opportunity to pre-order the KARL LAGERFELD MOOD will begin from September during the New York Fashion Week at The Webster NY, Christofle New York (Madison Avenue), KARL LAGERFELD New York (Soho), and online at christofle.com and karl.com. As of London Fashion Week from September 14th, it will be available for pre-order at Harrods and KARL LAGERFELD London (Regent street). And available for purchase during Paris Fashion Week from September 25th at Christofle boutique on the Rue Saint-Honoré and at the KARL LAGERFELD boutique on Boulevard Saint-Germain. It will then be launched worldwide at Christofle and KARL LAGERFELD stores from October 1st, 2018. 


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The Most Fashionable Cities to Visit for a Shopping Trip

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We all love admiring the creations of the best designers in the world, and want to see what’s out there that can shape or influence our personal style. Next time you are planning your holiday, why not combine a great shopping trip with sightseeing? There are some must-see cities you have to check out below that will offer a shopping experience like no other. From huge designer outlets to department stores and shiny shop windows, free samples - the world is waiting for you.

Paris

If you want the best and the latest, you definitely need to visit Paris. One of the fashion capitals of Europe, you will find the best labels in the main shopping malls, and get some great deals, inspiration, even if you have a limited budget. You can sign up for a fashion tour in Paris, or simply discover what the city of light has to offer apart from the stunning bridges and the Eiffel Tower.

Venice

In case you are already familiar with the work of Venetian designers, you must see in person what they have to offer in the next season. From Arnoldo & Battois to Monical Daniele, there are some great designer shops offering the best quality items for tourists. You can book a boutique hotel in Venice, such as the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa and make the most out of your stay. Combine shopping, sightseeing, and relaxation with sampling some of the best Venetian dishes the city has to offer.  

Milan

Several fashion designers call Milan their home. If you visit the great city, you must check out the 10 Corso Como offering great clothing items, designer furniture, and home accessories. Originally founded by the former Vogue Magazine editor, Carla Sozzani, 10 Corso Como is more than a shop. It has a stylish cafe, a hotel, and host regular exhibitions. If you are in the mood for something more traditional, head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, a 19th century shopping arcade, and check out the Gucci Cafe or the unique Prada store.

New York

If you love fashion shows, New York is the place to be. Book a hotel near SoHo, or head towards Central Park to discover great stores, such as Versace, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Chanel. Pay a visit to the modern Saks Fifth Avenue opened in 1924, and shop till you drop.

Barcelona

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Many people love going to Barcelona to see the monuments and check out the architecture. However, it is also a great place to find some fantastic unique items from local Catalan fashion designers. Home to Etro, Marc Jacobs, and Lanvin, the city will impress you in many ways. Walking down the main shopping streets will make you realize how much fashion sense exists in Barcelona, and how daring locals are when it comes to outfits.

Seeing some of the most famous designers’ creations first hand is a great experience. If you are craving a unique fashion experience, head to one of these great cities and enjoy what you see, feel, and touch.

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Loewe Fall 2018 Menswear

Thinking outside of the box for Fall 2018, Loewe brought fames photographer/artist Duane Michals to conceptualize and shoot the fall menswear collection. “He had carte blanche,” Jonathan Anderson said, Loewe creative director. “He came to Madrid and shot these tableaux in an old theater. He painted the backdrops and made the props," Anderson told Vogue.

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MARIA ARISTIDOU Fall 2017 Couture

Once upon a time there was a story, an inspiration behind Maria Aristidou Autumn/Winter 2017- 2018 womenswear collection to tell ... "Belle âme - a beautiful soul."

A story of a woman that is united no matter the difficulties, the setbacks, the ups and downs, no matter the color, the religion, the beliefs, women can conquer the world. "Belle âme" is flooded with a playground of knit patterns, cozy wool's and metallic yarns. Elaborate embroideries create luxurious beaded fields in the designs, whereas, soft curves with unexpected details and sleek cuts, manifest the beauty and the elegance of this womenswear collection for day or night.

The power of Love, the Care, the Beauty and the Wisdom of a Woman is the rebirth of "a beautiful soul."

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