In partnership with Hyères Festival of Fashion and Photography, the Paris’ museum of modern and contemporary art will live stream for the third consecutive year the 29th edition of the Festival fashion show, this Saturday at YOYO. Ten contemporary avant-garde fashion designers will present their collections to a professional jury which comprises Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim alongside Spike Jonze, Maurizio Cattelan and Chloë Sevigny. The event will open to all and presented by Daphne Burki this Saturday April 26 at Yoyo which was opened last september.
The 17 years old singer Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, better known as Lorde collaborated with MAC Cosmetics on a color cosmetics mini-line coming out on June 5. Unveiled this morning by MAC, the visual shot by Charles Howells features Lorde wearing her products. The line includes lipstick in Pure Heroine, a deep plum, and Penultimate Eye Liner in Rapidblack, a deep black. After bowing on maccosmetics.com and at MAC’s Times Square and Fifth Avenue bricks-and-mortar doors, the line will be sold internationally on the MAC website and at MAC’s Champs-Élysées store in July. More pictures after the jump.
“Dior and I.” is the new documentary made by Filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng who follows up his work on fashion films such as “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel” and “Valentino: The Last Emperor, with anoth” . The documentary offers a behind-the-scene look at the creation of Raf Simons’ highly anticipated first Haute Couture collection under the creative direction of iconic house Christian Dior. “Dior and I.” captures the process and intensity of the work from conception through its ultimate presentation. Discover the snippet above, the complete version will be set to premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
According to Pitti Immagine, Z Zegna will be the next guest brand for the upcoming International men’s wear trade show Pitti Uomo, scheduled for une 17 to 20 in Florence, Italy. Z Zegna, the younger and more experimental line designed by Paul Surridge and owned by Zegna Group will host an event on June. “We are very happy that such an important protagonist of international men’s fashion as Zegna will preview its Z Zegna collection at Pitti,” said Pitti Immagine president Gaetano Marzotto. “Z Zegna is a young and innovative line, which reworks formalwear combining it with sporty themes and materials — being inspired by urban lifestyle, it’s in line with the research embraced by our trade show.”19.
Thierry Mugler is about to launch “Eau Sucrée” a limited version of his fragrance Angel this summer 2014. In honor of the event, French pastry maker Fauchon transformed the iconic perfume into a sweet eclair, giving to this dessert, a unique combination between two senses: smell and taste. The limited edition will be available from May 19 to June 7.
Zaha Hadid Architects team created the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a cultural hub built in an historic district of Seoul: the centre of Dongdaemun. DDP is a very cosmopolite place, people of all ages can find a lot of public spaces such as Exhibition Halls, Convention Halls, Design Museum, Lab and Archives, Children’s Education Centre, Media Centre, Seminar Rooms and Sky Lounge; enabling DDP to present the widest diversity of exhibitions and events that feed the cultural vitality of the city. See the pictures after the jump.
The brand taps French actress Louise Bourgoin for the next women’s scent campaign. Ads will be lensed by Parfums Kenzo creative director Patrick Guedj.
The actress appeared in several films including “The Girl from Monaco,” directed by Anne Fontaine; “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec” by Luc Besson; “Black Heaven” by Gilles Marchand, and more recently “The Love Punch” by Joel Hopkins.
Living Divani displayed its new outdoor collection in a space especially designed for the occasion by architect Piero Lissoni, set within Brera’s leafy Orto Botanica.
The Salone del Mobile (8-13 April) is the most important furniture fair in the world, gathering all the international design crowd in Milan. Every corner of the city is transformed into exhibition space. Discover after the jump what you can’t miss about design from this international fair for 2014.
Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show in London Announcement, Bond Street, London. Photo credit: REX.
Victoria’s Secret catwalk moves from New York to London’s Earls Court this year, December 2. ”The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is the biggest fashion event in the world. We are very proud and honoured to announce that we’re headed to London this year.” said Adriana Lima during a press conference this morning. Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Ed Razek also said that Victoria’s Secret wanted to show in London since 1998. This show is one of the most watched catwalk event in the world, usually takes place in New York. The brand has a lot of well known ambassadors called “Angels” such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel.
Karl Lagergeld has often turning his creative hand to Hotels as he did last year for the exterior of the Hotel Métropole in Monte-Carlo. The creative director has been approached by the five-star landmark, the luxurious Hotel de Crillon which plan to reopen in 2015 with new suites designed by Chanel creative director. Originally commissioned by King Louis XV in 1758 as two palaces, it opened as a luxurious hotel in 1909. It has recently bought by Saudi Prince Mitab ben Abdallah Ben abd Al-Aziz al Saoud in 2010. The Hotel closed in 2013 for a major renovation set to reopen in 2015. “No one understands Paris or the heritage of the Crillon better than Mr. Lagerfeld,” said Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
French designer Christian Lacroix has collaborated once again with the Paris Opéra. He designed costumes for the upcoming George Balanchine’s “Le Palais de Cristal” ballet, Lacroix was inspired by traditional dancers’ costumes, This is the forth time that he worked with the Opéra National de Paris. He previously designed costume in 1987 for Tarnished Angel, choreographed by Karol Ermitage, then, for the Bianca Li-choreographed “Shéhérazade” in 2001 and also Jean-Guillame Bert’s “La Source” ballet in 2011. The ballet will be on stage from May 10 at the Opéra Bastille.
Kiev-based artist Nastya Nudnik inserts symbols of the internet age into classic fine art. She worked on a series of Photoshopped pictures called ”Emoji-Nation ” which features images from renowned artists from Edward Hopper to Michelangelo. She brought into the 21st century, these pieces of art with several icons including smiling icons from I-Message, pop-up alerts from the windows interface, emblems from instagram and more, representing the sentiment of the scene, bringing life and real human moments to the static setting. See all the pictures after the jump.
Lupita Nyong’o signed a contract with Lancome after winning an Oscar for her performance in the film “12 Years a slave”. “I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.” said Nyong’o. She will pose for photographer Alexi Lubomirski in the next Lancome’s campaign. The 31 years old actress joins prestigious celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Penélope Cruz and Kate Winslet.
As part of Milan Design Week, luxury fashion label Marni will unveil an exotic furniture installation this April. Animal House include a series of limited edition pieces which draw inspiration from giraffes, flamingoes and rabbits. The range features chairs, small benches and tables in a strong color schemes and bold materials such as metal and PVC. Each pieces was handmade by female Colombian workers as part of a sustainable work initiative, A part of benefits will be donated to charities which help terminally ill children.