Cara Delevingne for Topshop Fall campaign

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British brand Topshop has named supermodel Cara Delevingne as the face of its Fall 2014 advertising campaign. The images were shot in London by Alasdair McLellan and styled by Kate Phelan, Topshop campaigns have helped to launch the careers of some of today’s most famous models (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss and Lily Donaldson have all posed for the brand) but Delevingne’s campaign is extra special as it marks the first time that only one model is featured in the series of advertisements.

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Kenzo to open a pop-up in Printemps

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As the French fashion house and Paris department store join forces, Kenzo loves Printemps presents a limited edition, capsule collection of ready-to-wear and accessories. With pieces featuring Kenzo’s iconic Tigre, Œil and Monster prints, don’t miss the unique capsule hitting the shelves on August 28.

Source: Vogue.fr.

Alexander Wang Fall 2014 Campaign

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Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2014/2015 advertising shot by fashion photographer Steven Meisel starring rising stars on the modeling scene Anna Ewers, Lexi Boling, Vanessa Moody, Kat Hessen, and top model Katlin Aas.

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Prabal Gurung taps Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for his Fall Ad

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Designer Prabal Gurung tapped Rosie Huntington-Whiteleyto give his fall ad campaign an international spin. The campaign was shot by Daniel Jackson against a mountainesque set made by Gerard Santos. The idea of bridging and exploring different worlds resonated with Gurung, whose own life started in Singapore with stays in Nepal, India, London and Australia before landing in New York. “As the business is growing exponentially, I wanted to focus on someone who has a little more of an international appeal,” Gurung said.

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Damien Hirst will open a Gallery in Lambeth, London

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Celebrated British artist Damien Hirst is set to open his own gallery in a street-length space on Newport Street in Lambeth, London. Slated to open in 2015, the gallery will display Hirst’s 2,000-piece art collection, which includes works by the likes of Francis Bacon, Jeff Koons and Banksy to name a few. It will also serve as an office space for Hirst, who currently has a studio on the same street and was quoted in The Observer in 2012 as saying, “It’s a place to show my collection of contemporary art. It feels bad having it all in crates.” Stay tuned for more information when the space opens in May 2015.

Source: Hypebeast.

Instagram | Meeting Audrey, the owner of the new concept store Soubis

Meeting Audrey, the owner of the new concept store Soubis , launching this September in Paris. This store is a little sanctuary of French savoire faire #new #behindthesceneswithlanda #concepstore #paris #savoirfaire #france

Meeting Audrey, the owner of the new concept store Soubis , launching this September in Paris. This store is a little sanctuary of French savoir-faire #new #behindthesceneswithlanda #concepstore #paris #savoirfaire #france

Faber Lambert veut sauvegarder les savoir-faire artisanaux

L’association créée par Lambert + Associates a pour objectif de préserver les métiers rares.

Travail de marqueterie de paille de Lison de Caunes, membre du comité de pilotage de Faber Lambert.

Travail de marqueterie de paille de Lison de Caunes, membre du comité de pilotage de Faber Lambert.

Le Journal du textile a consacré une parution au lancement de l’association Faber Lambert crée par Lambert + Associates. Cette association a pour but de promouvoir et valoriser les métiers rares en région, préserver la transmission du savoir-faire des métiers d’art. Faber Lambert mettra à disposition des artisans et des jeunes professionnels en stage de perfectionnement, les outils nécessaires en termes de communication, gestion et management d’une part. De l’autre, elle mettra à disposition des artisans, l’expertise de Lambert + Associates afin de les accompagner sur le marché international comme suit:

Mise à disposition d’une Market Representative qui suivra toutes les étapes sur une période d’un an dès la première présentation du produit à L+A jusqu’à celle auprès du client. Tout au long de l’année, elle apportera attention et conseils nécessaires dans l’obtention de voir se réaliser la vente du produit.

Les conseils porteront sur :

  1. La créativité
  2. La qualité
  3. La finition/matière/toucher (notamment dans le cas du papier ou du textile)
  4. Le positionnement
  5. La production qui devra être d’un minimum de 6 produits
  6. Le prix unitaire
  7. Les délais de production
  8. Le nombre de personne travaillant à l’atelier avec l’artisan ou si il est seul
  9. La/les production(s) antérieure(s)

Par ailleurs, l’association crée les soutiens “Nouvelle Tradition” qui feront l’objet d’un appel à projets dans une région définie. Les soutiens seront remis lors d’un événement annuel. Ils sont composés d’une “Aide aux Métiers Rares” de 30 000 euros destinée à l’artisan pour développer un projet innovant dans le respect de la tradition du savoir-faire.

Une bourse “Nouvelle Tradition” de 15 000 euros sera remise au jeune professionnel en devenir qui aura choisi son maître et le projet  d’apporter innovation dans le respect du développement durable.

Les grands ateliers de France se sont associés à Faber Lambert dont le comité de pilotage est constitué de personnalités issues de l’univers des métiers d’art.

L’appel à projets est prévu fin septembre 2014.

Nous vous invitons à visiter le site Faber Lambert et venir à la rencontre des artisans sur sa page Facebook !

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& Other Stories to open a second store in Paris

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Opening its doors on rue Saint-Honoré in Spring 2013, Swedish ready-to-wear, beauty and accessory brand & Other Stories launched by H&M is set to unveil its second store in Paris, at 35 rue Montmartre in late 2014. A 520m² store with two floors of the unique & Other Stories world will welcome customers from december 2014.

Source: Vogue.fr.

Stephane Rolland Fall 2014 Couture

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This season, Stephane Rolland presented his collection with a film starring Nieves Alvarez and Jalil Lespert, directed by Diane Sagnier. A premiere for the designer, breaking the rhythm of his work which he found too repetitive. He wanted to discover a new way of expression  and new experiences. An exhibition followed the film showcasing his collection. Find out our pictures after the jump.

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Beyoncé is the most powerful celebrity

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Beyoncé at the top of the Forbes’ most powerful celebrity ranking. The list which ranks stars from the film, TV, music, sports, publishing and modelling industries is based on money and fame. Regarding the singer, her “Mrs Carter” tour, “Beyoncé” album, her fashion label House of Deréon and endorsements for brands such as H&M and Pepsi were the reasons of her winning.

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Bernard Arnault to open Fondation Louis Vuitton in october

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne Photo by Iwan Baan

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in the Bois de Boulogne
Photo by Iwan Baan

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Bernard Arnault’s Fondation Louis Vuitton is finally set to open in Oct. 27. The museum will showcase the corporate art collection of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Its mission is“to encourage and promote contemporary artistic creation both in France and internationally”, focus on works from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The museum adding a new cultural and architectural attraction to Paris, with permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, and the building boasts an auditorium for performances and events. Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry design the building which resembles a glass cloud drifting over the treetops of the Jardin d’Acclimatation in Paris.

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“GIRL Exhibition” curated by Pharrell Willams @ Galerie Perrotin

Portrait of Pharrell and Helen Williams by Takashi Murakami.

Portrait of Pharrell and Helen Williams by Takashi Murakami.

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Emmanuel Perrotin asked to Pharrell Williams to design his very first object when he met the super producer In Miami during 2007. To mark the release of “Girl” album, they continue their artistic collaboration seven years after with an exhibition curated by Pharrell Williams exclusively for Galerie Perrotin in Paris.

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