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Inspired by The Diorama Bag‘s modern and sophisticated micro-carnage, these sunglasses lend the eyes an exciting new allure with their shimmering gray, pink, blue and black metallic effects and details at the temple.

The sunglasses come in rounded square shape and in a larger and more feminine design. The open worked metal temples with a design inspired by the brand’s motif contrast well with the Havana acetate front

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Pharrell Williams, a close friend of the House of CHANEL and personal friend of Karl Lagerfeld affirms his attachment to the House and its Métiers d’art.

Last March, a few days after attending the Fall-Winter 2016/17 Ready-to- Wear show at the Grand Palais, the multi-talented artist spent a day with the craftsmen whose expertise and skill are unique to the Métiers d’art of CHANEL.

oneThrough the exceptional work of the embroiderer Lesage, the feathers and flowers maker Lemarié, the pleater Lognon, the shoe maker Massaro and the hat maker Maison Michel, Pharrell Williams was able to plunge to the very heart of their creative processes and take part in the creation of these unique pieces from the Métiers d’art Paris in Rome 2015/16 collection which will be available in boutiques from June 2016.

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Burberry launches new campaign with original illustrations by British artist Luke Edward Hall alongside portraits by Mario Testino, which will also be displayed at Burberry’s 121 Regent Street flagship from 11 June until the end of the month.

Burberry 1The campaign reunites British Burberry family members model Edie Campbell and actor Callum Turner, alongside Luke Edward Hall’s artwork, celebrating Burberry’s new menswear and womenswear collections including the trench coat and The Patchwork bag.

It showcases Burberry’s January and February 2016 collections for men and women and is the first to feature Burberry’s new single ‘Burberry’ label, which replaces the three previous ‘Brit’, ‘London’ and ‘Prorsum’ lines.

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The collections reference a mix of patterns and textures influenced by British artists, musicians and history, and centre around The Patchwork bag, outerwear styles including military coats and the iconic Heritage Trench Coat, and The Buckle Boot for women.

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The Patchwork bag, previewed during the February womenswear show, and which sold out of its Runway Made to Order allocation within a week, is interpreted in the campaign by Luke with five different illustrations. The drawings reflect the individuality and uniqueness of the collection , where each bag is named after a British town, street or village, and comprise a mixture of fabrications, from the classic House check to glossy snakeskin and soft English suede.

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430It was time once again for the country’s most glamorous uber luxe cabanas with four of India’s leading designers giving their signature touches. This season’s Couture Cabanas edition witnessed Narendra Kumar, Falguni & Shane Peacock, Nachiket Barve & Nitya Arora add their touch of elegance during the unveiling of breathtaking and stylish makeover cabana designs at Asilo, Mumbai .

Sanam Sippy (Director, ASILO) hosted the evening with Grey Goose and  designers Narendra Kumar, Falguni & Shane Peacock, Nachiket Barve and Nitya Arora. Present at the evening were Anil & Sabina Chopra, Nonita Kalra, Kailash Surendranath, Karan Tacker, Anusha Dandekar, Karan Kundra, Rashmi Nigam, Nishka Lulla and Dhruv Mehra, Neeta Lulla, Evelyn Sharma, Elena Fernandes, Aarti Vijay Gupta, Candice Pinto with Drew, Deepti Gujral, Samir and Palak Sheth, Nimish Shah, Asheish Shah, Pria Kataria Puri, Umesh Jivnani, Dilshad Khambata and Deepika Gehani.

Couture Cabanas concept is developed by ASILO and GREY GOOSE where luxury & design meets hospitality in a heady combination.  The previous editions of Couture Cabanas have seen eminent designers like Amit Aggarwal, Payal Singhal, Anand Kabra, Krishna Mehta, Maheka Mirpuri give the cabanas a makeover.

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Gucci announced the re-opening of its newly renovated London flagship store located at 34 Old Bond Street, with over 7,500 square feet of selling space to showcase the complete collection of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, jewellery, accessories and Gucci fragrances.

A look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the architecture and interior design is discreet. Soft elements like velvet armchairs offset harder surfaces and industrial elements, such as rivets. Contemporary luxury is suggested not only by the employment of beautiful and idiosyncratic materials, but also through a determinedly spare use of space. In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterizes Gucci’s new collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial and romantic. The concept complements the product offering from Alessandro Michele, whose highly anticipated Gucci Pre-Fall16 collection will be one of the first available in the new space.

The mood within the store is one of discretion, where understated drama is created by the surprising and unexpected combination of materials. Marble polychrome inlays produce decorative three-dimensional effects on the floors, while being harmoniously integrated with functional cement. Juxtaposition of this sort, where opposites forge a new connection, is repeated throughout: technical, mechanical display units contrast with the softness of the rich fabrics that adorn the rooms; carpets in cherry red; round tables offset rectangular ones; varnished iron wall finishes complement marble staircases and dark grey matelassé or pale pink velvets, used for upholstery and fitting rooms. Throughout the store one finds sumptuous chairs, while vintage oriental rugs are layered over each other for a textured effect. The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci.

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Carolina-Herrera

The Savannah College of Art and Design prestigious SCAD Étoile is been presented to legendary fashion designer Carolina Herrera. The SCAD Étoile honors past and present outstanding achievements in style and design. Herrera joins previous SCAD Étoile honorees, including Pierre Cardin and others. SCAD has also honored Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang, Francisco Costa, Manolo Blahnik, Miuccia Prada, Zac Posen and Vivienne Westwood during its annual signature fashion events and lecture series.

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The university will also honor and celebrate the 35-year reign of the storied House of Herrera with an expansive dual exhibition of Herrera’s designs through “Refined Irreverence”. The exhibition marks the first museum showing of Herrera’s work. Featuring new and vintage designs from Herrera’s 1981 inaugural collection to the present, “Refined Irreverence” includes more than 75 garments showcasing the designer’s modern, dynamic classics.

Since launching her first collection in 1981 at the behest of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, Venezuelan-born Herrera has become synonymous with effortless elegance and modern refinement. “I have a responsibility to the woman of today — to make her feel confident, modern and above all else beautiful,” Herrera said. Curated by Rafael Gomes, SCAD director of fashion exhibitions, “Refined Irreverence” includes runway looks, day wear, and bridal and red-carpet gowns worn by Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Tina Fey, Renée Zellweger and Lucy Liu, as well as ensembles from Herrera’s personal collection.

 

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It often happen, even though we know the shoe we want to pair for an evening but unfortunately don’t know the name. The design of shoes has varied enormously through time and from culture to culture, additionally, fashion has often dictated many design elements, such as whether shoes have very high heels or flat ones.

Shoes are beautiful and an extension of ourselves and our style. Shoes give a woman confidence and make her feel beautiful. No matter of how many shoes you own there are certain types of shoes your wardrobe needs and with write name you can make a bad day turn great as at times it’s not easy to explain.

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Men love shoes too. It may go against the grain of an archaic gender stereotype, but lurking deep inside most men is a zest for footwear. Certainly no man is slamming down whiskey shots while bragging about how many shoes they own, but the passion is there. No man needs 50 pairs of shoes, but what they do need is specific glossary to occasions and the seasons.

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The Niteroi contemporary art museum celebrates its 20-year anniversary with Louis Vuitton cruise 2017 showcase, this setting inspired me right away,” said artistic director Nicolas Ghesquiere. “With the 2017 cruise collection, we’ll be discovering the vision of Oscar Niemeyer, the architect of art gallery, which is set to open soon after the show.
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Brazil is about color, it’s about positiveness, it’s about the future, it’s about the body, it’s about a strong woman,” which is an inspiration behind my showcase. Models came out in cutout dresses in color-block neoprene looked like crosses between wetsuits and easy, breezy sundresses in red, blue, orange, green and pink paired with squishy-soled shoes , boots and the flip flops famous amongst Rio resident’s.

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