Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Top 10 Gowns of Cannes Film Festival 2017

Daphne Groeneveld selected a Prada pink silk-organza gown, embellished by gold sequins and crystals embroideries.

Stacy Martin wore a Prada turquoise satin-lamé gown, enriched by light-blue and green ramage crystals embroideries.

Andie MacDowell in a black muslin Roberto Cavalli Couture evening dress embroidered with crystals and glass beads with black velvet tigers and flowers in silk satin appliqued.

Nicki Minaj wore a deep-V décolleté Roberto Cavalli Couture evening gown in black lace patchwork with ruffles, fully embroidered with floral designs in black crystals and glass beads.

Irina Shayk selected a Prada white chiffon gown, embellished by an all-over pink, light-blue and bronze sequins embroideries.

Charlize Theron chose a gown enriched by silver and green metal chain and crystals embroideries, paired up with a nude silk georgette slip dresses. Black satin clutch with jewel embellishment. All by Prada.

Stacy Martin wore a light-blue satin gown, embellished by crystal and sequins embroideries and silver patent leather sandals. All by Miu Miu.

Elizabeth Olsen selected a Miu Miu gown characterized by all-over sequins embroideries. Embellished by crystals and sequins floral-motif embroideries and organza details.

Daria Strokous wore a Prada pink cady and white tulle strapless gown, enriched by pink all-over sequins and floral-motif crystals embroideries. The neckline is defined by a blue double silk-satin detail.

Hailey Baldwin in a Roberto Cavalli Couture slip dress in nude silk tulle embroidered with feathers and crystals recreating Monarch butterflies all over the body.

Photos courtesy of the respective brands.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Santoni Edited by Marco Zanini F/W 17/18

Santoni Edited by Marco Zanini is a selection of garments that stems from the desire to slow down meaningless multiplication with a concise series of classic items that have been edited in shapes, materials and colors.

The edit builds a system which over time can further expanded and redefined. It includes tailored outerwear and sportswear, knitwear, small accessories, shoes, bags. It is composed of a series of staples, for men and for women, from the double-breasted double-face coat to the quilted coat, from the zipped-up blouson to the sculpted blazer, from the cardigan to the sturdy lace-up. Unexpected details and surprising linings create a new balance: a beaver coat hides a technical inside, a severe duster is cut in opulent satin, boxy jumpers come in acidic hues and elastic bands close sleek pumps.

Quality, excellent craft, sense of color - the lasting characters of Santoni - are the guidelines that define the project. Materials are precious: Alpaca, Japanese wools and cottons, silk satin, cashmere, camelhair, checked wool, wool-silk, silk-viscose, breitschwantz, beaver, treated shearling, crocodile. The color palette mixes classic tones of blue, black, burgundy, camel, brown, ink with offbeat touches of pink, oily yellow, turquoise.

The viewpoint is radical: subdued, fashion-free luxury as proposed by an author, Marco Zanini, who is used to create fashion and who is now committed to create garments with no expiry date, designed to meet specific functions and occasions.

EDITED - Milano is the editorial project conceived for the debut of Santoni Edited by Marco Zanini. A choral work in every respect, is stems from the collaboration between British photographers Hill and Aubrey, creative agency Pomo, Marco Zanini and Angelo Flaccavento. It mixes a documentary survey into the city of Milan with still life and fashion shoots that enhance the exquisite, internationally Italian spirit of the collection, its soft and introspective elegance. Milan is the center of Edited, the book as well as the collection. A city of muted colors and hidden gardens, of severe simplicity and shy gentleness, it offers both the pretext and the context to the whole operation. EDITED - Milano is the visual and emotional sum of the values that characterize this effort.

Photos © Santoni.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The New Burberry 'DK88' Bag

Burberry reveals the full assortment from its DK88 bag collection, first introduced on the runway as part of the February 2017 show in London, and celebrated in a campaign shot on location at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens in Hertfordshire.

Named after the house code for the brand’s signature honey-coloured gabardine fabric, the DK88 collection features styles reimagined in Burberry’s new Trench Leather, paying tribute to the fabric at the very heart of the Burberry story. The timeless styles form a new permanent bag collection for the brand.

With The DK88 we wanted to create a timeless collection of bags which would have the same spirit and attitude as the iconic trench coat. Each bag is crafted from this incredibly rich Trench Leather, which we designed to reflect and celebrate the fabric at the very heart of our brand. The result is a collection of bags in painterly colours which is defined by its contrasts – effortlessly elegant, modern yet timeless, supple yet strong – and unmistakably British.” explained Christopher Bailey.

A collection for men and women is available in a range of sizes. It features seven different styles at launch including satchel and luggage-inspired shapes, anchored by a classic top handle bag in two sizes. All styles come with an adjustable leather crossbody strap to allow for hands-free carrying. 

The colour palette ranging from black, dark navy, honey tan, antique red and dark forest green, to painterly hues of slate blue, blossom pink, ash rose and celadon green.

Designed in England at Burberry’s headquarters in London and made in Italy, crafted from the brand’s new Trench Leather, which is embossed with a unique pattern reflecting the distinctive twill finish of cotton gabardine, the cloth Thomas Burberry patented in 1888, and which is still used today to make Burberry’s signature made-in-England trench coats.

The full DK88 collection will be available globally in store and on on 3 May, and will evolve with new sizes, styles and colours.

Courtesy of Burberry / Josh Olins.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Top 10 Summer Dresses 2017

Jean Paul Gaultier

Zac Posen

Jenny Packham

Emporio Armani

Salvatore Ferragamo

Jean Paul Gaultier


Vera Wang



Photos are property of the respective brands. Jean Paul Gaultier photos by P. Stable.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017