Monthly Archives: January 2019

Vintage Web: A First Redesigned Gucci Watch Collection Inspired by the 70s

Vintage Web becomes the first Gucci watch collection to be redesigned under the House’s new creative direction. Inspired by an archival piece from the 1970s, the latest design is bold. Playful and colorful, they feature a distinctive round resin case, a coordinating resin bangle, and a transparent white mother of pearl dial. Available in two colorways – green and red, or cream, red, and blue – the watches represent a strong statement of style. The juxtaposition between the curved silhouette and the vivid geometric stripes blends iconic Gucci codes and modern visuals. Other noteworthy details include yellow gold PVD detailing, a bee motif design engraved on the 35mm case back, and mineral glass to protect the dial. Unique and distinctly Gucci, the new designs are imbued with style and will add color to any look, making them the perfect fashion accessories....

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Meet Gancini: The New Fashion Monogram Out There

Salvatore Ferragamo reveals a new monogram that celebrates the symbol of the house: the Gancini. Created by Women’s Creative Director, Paul Andrew, who highlights the Gancini’s refined simplicity, form and its duality: two clasps that connect and hold together. Its unveiling will be marked by a series of exciting projects dedicated to telling the story of this very special design. The Gancini is the instantly recognizable double-hook fastening that evolved from the wrought iron hardware, made for the tethering of horses, set into the side of the Ferragamo building in Florence, Palazzo Spini Feroni. It has evolved to become a symbol of Salvatore Ferragamo and its values. For the first, Ferragamo is partnering with a selected group of fellow artisanal companies across the world whose own heritage and expertise it greatly respects. For the second, Salvatore Ferragamo has collaborated with Bryanboy to create a witty...

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Elie Saab’s Woman Lives Her ‘Vida Parasio’ at Paris Fashion Week 2019

Through this Spring-Summer 2019 Haute Couture collection, ELIE SAAB borders on the enchanting and the mystical to blur the lines between real and surreal, while sanctifying the feminine body, adorning it with scintillating skin. Inspired by the rich and abundant underwater flora of the Caribbean, every piece is like an ode to the magical lifeforms that animate the depths. Sumptuous fabrics, such as organza, tulle, satin duchesse and iridescent tafta, are layered to take on the shapes of the ripples and the symmetry of corals, the organic architectural creases of seashells, the flowy movements of anemones and their feather-like softness that sways in the currents. Beading and sequins translate the ever-changing hues of shimmery abalone and mother of pearl into patterns and volumes. Hand-painted fabrics and exclusive patterns boast ample splashes and brush strokes of aquarelles that invite you to dive into this world of...

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When Andy Warhol and Nike Meet: A Pop Culture Sensation

Nike Air Force 1 just got a pop make makeover. Inspired by pop artist Andy Warhol, the prototype pair of sneakers, designed by Sam Mazzarino, features Campbell’s Soup Cans on the upper panels, and the Velvet Underground & Nico‘s banana album cover in the form of Nike’s Swoosh logo. Designer Sam Mazzarino at Reeno Studios explains to FashonRepublik how the idea came about. “I’ve recently been playing around with the combination of two inherently cool, yet very separate concepts, in order to make something even cooler. And recently I have been very inspired by the works of pop art legend Andy Warhol.” The idea for the Velvet Underground banana swoosh popped into the designers head as he was falling asleep, and the rest of the design just fell into place. Reeno Studios decided to feature the design on an “Air Force 1, because I feel that...

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Stop Me Not – No One Can Stop Designer Rabih Kayrouz

Rabih Kayrouz, known for his fun, colorful designs has recently turned heads at this years Paris Fashion Week with his latest work – Stop Me Not. Maison Rabih Kayrouz has become a full-fledged member the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Paris’ governing couture body....

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Naomi Cambpell Shines Among Frills, Flowers and Ruffles

Among ruffles, frills, fringes, volumes, flowers at Valentino S/S Couture Show, is where legendary super model Naomi Campbell made her  unexpected appearance on the catwalk in Paris. For the first time is 14 years, Camplell walks in wearing the final look, a sumptuous transparent black gown designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli. Her last show for Valentino was in Spring 2005 couture collection....

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