The Dior and Dimore Studio collaboration
During the Milan design fair, Dior revealed an unexpected collection of 14 exclusive design objects, created by Dimore Studio. The deliberately pared-back pieces in graphic lines originally blend materials such as bronze, gold, silver, rattan and even Perspex, playing with the codes of the luxury house.
The tropical collection by Adriana Degreas x Cult Gaia
The American brand Cult Gaia and the Brazilian label Adriana Degreas are collaborating on a capsule collection! Infused with an exotic feel, the two brands have revealed cutting-edge swimsuits and beachwear with chic, refined details.
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YUNI AHN AT MAISON KITSUNÉ
After having worked at Miu Miu, Chloé and Celine under the direction of Phoebe Philo, South Korean designer Yuni Ahn takes over the position of creative director of Maison Kitsuné! Unknown to the French public, the new artistic director will take care of the design of both Maison Kitsuné’s men’s and women’s collections. For the first time, the label will be officially presenting its mixed gender collection on January 18th during the Men’s Fashion Week in Paris. This is a radical change for Maison Kitsuné, which, as you can see, is now opening up to new horizons.
GUCCI LAUNCHES FLUIDITÉ
After a first edition called “Influence”, Gucci now unveils “Fluidity”, the second issue of its millennial magazine. Launched in the framework of education, equality and justice, the biannual makes an inventory of a generation without borders. This is a review with opinions and reflection well beyond the genre; such is the concept of “fluidité”. In order to carry out this project, editor-in-chief Nicholaia Rips chose to invite many committed personalities. Through this edition, Gucci gives us a new perspective on gender fluidity.
FASHION IS BECOMING GREENER
The fashion giants are committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. Indeed, Adidas, Hugo Boss or the Kering Group have signed “the charter of the fashion industry for the climate action ” on the occasion of COP24, launched by the UN and supported by the designer Stella McCartney but also by Marco Gobbetti, CEO of Burberry. The fashion industry is finally going green after having been the target of permanent criticism for its environmental footprint. By signing this text, these brands are committing to putting energy saving measures in place. The idea is to favour sustainable fabrics and above all, reduce their CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030.
Lino Leather, the new vegan leather
The symbol of fast-growing eco-friendly fashion that we have already mentioned in le H&M Design Award 2019 in “Concept 3” of the Standard Theme with another vegan leather, Wine Leather, Vegea (see page 89), vegan leather has become the new Holy Grail for designers in search of materials combining synthetic manufacture and a beautiful aesthetic. The latest version to date? Lino Leather created by designer Don Kwaning.
A FIRST STORE LIKE A THEATRE SET FOR THE DEAR SO CUTE BRAND
The design studio Lukstudio has come up with the new store for the Dear So Cute platform in Haining, China. The store has been designed as a real meeting place with a retail space along with a cafe. With a minimal contemporary design that adopts decorative elements borrowed from the world of theatre, the store embodies the brand values.
Everlane: simple and responsible ready-to-wear
While the ready-to-wear industry is regularly pointed out for not complying with environmental and social standards, brands are attempting to make a difference with production methods combining ethics and transparency.
CHILDREN ARE KING WITH THE GRIS BRAND !
The Gris brand is revolutionising children’s fashion. With style and quality, the Japanese label designs basic pieces that stand out from the crowd!
Shanghai Fashion Week Womenswear SS19: the brands to know
As a talent spotter and expert in new trends, Promostyl comments on and analyses the latest shows presented by young Chinese designers during Shanghai Fashion Week. Inspirations, star pieces and key details: a review of these collections with a restricted yet nonetheless (very) definite influence. продолжить чтение
SKIINCore, the self-heating underwear that is going to revolutionise winter
Self-heating underwear that could allow us to effectively combat the winter chill? This is the promise made by SKIINCore with its new-generation ready-to-wear, presented this week via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. But how is such a feat possible? Here’s a presentation.
Dubai Design Week
Since 2015, Dubai Design Week has made the capital of the United Arab Emirates a hive of cultural activity. This year, for its fourth edition, it was held from 12 to 17 November with over 200 events that took place in the Dubai Design District.