SOMETHING BLUE: Denim is definitely having a moment, and Moschino seems determined to boost it even further with its latest move.
The Aeffe-The controlled label announced on Monday that it will introduce M05CH1N0 Jeans, a range of women’s ready-to-wear and accessories inspired by the culture, history and heritage of denim.
It will be a reinterpretation of the 1986 Moschino Jeans line launched by the brand’s founder, Franco Moschinoand will respect the fundamental elements of the fashion house, starting with its characteristic ironic approach and trompe-l’oeil visual effects.
The line will debut with the Pre-Fall 2023 collection, which will hit physical and online stores in May. Although the brand did not release any visual teaser alongside the line’s logo, it said in a statement that the collection will feature denim, chambray, cotton, jersey, velvet and leather items, with silhouettes paying homage to the Moschino’s classic designs “with turn jeans.”
The line is also expected to feature stonewashed treatments, patchwork and frayed effects, and “crisp stitching on non-traditional textiles.” Each M05CH1N0 Jeans item will also come with custom rivets and bows.
The launch once again marks the brand’s return to its roots and reinforces parent company Aeffe’s commitment to the label. As reported, in June, Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott presented his collection of men’s clothing in Milan during the city’s menswear week after years of showing in cities like Los Angeles, New York and Rome. The following month, the brand unveiled its new retail concept through a flagship installed in the Spiga 26 complex in Milan.
Last year, the Italian fashion group has taken full control of Moschino, paying €66.6 million for the 30% stake in the brand it did not previously own. It also acquired the production and distribution license for the love moschino women’s clothing collections in-house for 3.6 million euros.
In addition to Moschino, the Aeffe group also includes the Alberta Ferretti, Philosophy of Lorenzo Serafini and Pollini brands. Listed on the STAR segment of the Milan Stock Exchange, the company achieved a turnover of 176.5 million euros in the period ending June 30up 13.2% at current exchange rates — or 13.9% at constant exchange rates — compared to the same period last year. Last yearAeffe SpA generated consolidated revenue of €324.6 million, up 20.6% compared to €269.1 million in 2020. — Sandra Salibian
ART OF CRAFTS: More than a year after unveiling the Chanel Culture Fundpartnership with Shanghai‘s Power Station of Art, the French luxury brand has unveiled its inaugural exhibitions at the state-run museum of contemporary art.
Part of the Chanel Culture Fund’s “Art of Craft” series, PSA’s two-year “Next Cultural Producer” program marked the company’s first partnership with a museum in Asia. Despite a five-month delay due to Related to COVID-19 disruptions, Chanel and PSA will hold two parallel exhibitions in PSA’s second-floor exhibition hall starting November 5.
The two group exhibitions, drawn from more than 40 open call submissions from directors, university professors, architects, curators, art critics and sculptors from more than 14 provinces, will focus on presenting of the current state and the revival of Chinese craftsmanship.
“Hill of the Madman,” curated by architects Lixing Feng and You Wu, will explore the idea of craftsmanship as the ability to “know” and “see,” as German philosopher Martin Heidegger put it. The exhibition will feature “a collection of subtle yet highly heightened works of art” that could be considered the work of “madness”.
The second exhibition, titled “Back to the Future: Breaking the Barrier of Time,” is curated by Jing Zuo, editor-in-chief of Chinese art publication Bishan Jing Zuo, and his colleague Yanzhi Wang. The exhibition will examine how traditional craftsmanship could be applied to “contemporary manufacturing and modern living”.
To further explore Chinese craftsmanship in its various stages, an adjacent project organized by PSA called “House of Crafts” will simultaneously open on the museum’s third-floor terrace, displaying research materials and literature.
The second season of the “Next Cultural Producer” is themed “Dynamic Architecture”, which will aim to open in the summer of 2023.
Launched in March 2021, the Chanel Culture Fund is a three-year initiative to “support innovators through the arts to advance new ideas and greater representation in culture and society”.
In addition to PSA, the fund has forged partnerships with National Portrait Gallery in London, England; the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, and the Underground Museum in Los Angeles, California, to explore different topics, according to the company’s website. —Denni Hu
SHINING STAR: It’s a big end of the year for the actor Lupita Nyong’o.
She is set to star in the ‘Black Panther’ sequel ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ which will be released in November and has become The beers‘ first global ambassador.
The Oscar winner appears in the brand’s ‘Where It Begins’ campaign, photographed by Lachlan Bailey, which will launch globally on November 3.
“This campaign brings to life the transformative power I feel when I wear De Beers diamond creations, and the pride in knowing where they come from and the good they do. Most importantly, my partnership with De Beers allows me to expand my advocacy for women and girls around the world,” Nyong’o said in a statement.
The brand has set a goal to engage 10,000 girls in STEM; support 10,000 women entrepreneurs and invest at least $10 million across Southern Africa by 2030.
“Embodying modern and responsible luxury, Lupita is an inspiration to us all,” said Marc Jacheet, Managing Director of De Beers Brands.
“This campaign represents a number of firsts for the De Beers brand,” he added.
“The first time we partnered with a Global Ambassador, the first time we represented the full breadth and reach of the brand, from diamond discovery to finished jewelry, and the first time we showcased a rough diamond in a campaign This is a powerful new focus for De Beers representing source, discovery, potential and authenticity.
Jacheet began his new role on February 1, taking over from the De Beers veteran Stephane Lussier. He previously served as President of Tiffany & Co. Europe, Middle East and Africa, and prior to that served as President of Tiffany’s Asia-Pacific region. —Hikmat Mohammad
GENERATIONAL GEMS: Jeweler Nina Runsdorf takes up residence in cult London boutique Alex Eagle Studio.
On Tuesday, a limited run of special Runsdorf earring designs will arrive on Alex Eagle’s cases – all facilitated by jewelry consultancy The Stax. The collection was envisioned as a family heirloom project: Runsdorf designed the nails at an appropriate scale for children and adults to allow for intergenerational sharing.
The five-piece stud earring collection includes aquamarines, peridots, moonstones, pearls and rubies, each sculpted to feature a diamond set in the middle. The stones represent all the birthstones of Runsdorf’s children, Eagle and The Stax founder, Victoria Lampley.
“The partnership started with Victoria’s wonderful idea of connecting us with Alex, who brought an immense amount of passion and creativity to the project. We came up with the idea of celebrating the relationship between mother and daughter with the use of birthstones, designed in a way that reflects our love of effortless luxury,” Runsdorf said.
“I am thrilled to have connected the aesthetic worlds of my dear friend Alex Eagle and one of my favorite jewelry designers, Nina Runsdorf. Each earring in the collection features a different precious birthstone belonging to and named after our daughters, and is the perfect size to be worn from childhood. Needless to say, watching this partnership manifesto has brought me so much joy and pride, and I can’t wait to see what will come next. happen,” Lampley said.
The designs were developed and manufactured in New York, where Runsdorf is based. Prices range from around $850 to $1,200. — Misty White Sidell
ROSIE’S POP-UP: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s beauty mark Rose inc. is on a high trajectory.
The model-actress-entrepreneur has teamed up with British beauty retailer Space NK for a special week-long pop-up in London. Covent Garden to launch its new collection for the eyes.
“It was all about creating a really, really easy to use eye shadow. I’m not very good at creating eye shadow on myself. I always leave it to the experts,” said Huntington-Whiteley WWDadding that she favors a natural stained look.
The duo eyeshadow comes in four different palettes now available online. At the pop-up store, customers can have their products personalized by illustrator Nina Fuga alongside three beauty masterclasses led by Nikki Wolff, Jason Hoffman and Katie Jane Hughes.
Huntington-Whiteley launched her beauty brand in 2021, an extension of her beauty content and commerce platform that she launched in 2018.
The beauty brand focused on clean, sustainable products with the help of Rose Inc.’s chief executive, Caroline Hadfield.
The main ingredient in Satin and Shimmer Duet eye shadow; Radiant Reveal Brightening Serum; Brow Renew Enriched Modeling Gel; Lip Sculpt Enriched Amplifying Color and Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer are squalane, a plant-derived moisturizer.
Huntington-Whiteley celebrated the morning opening with the British retailer by wearing a black Prada dress and for the evening she wore a cream knit dress by New York brand Khaite.
“I have an exciting project launching next year in accessories,” hinted Huntington-Whiteley, who has previously partnered with Marks & Spencer and Gia Couture on capsule collections. —HM