The Westminster Abbey in London and the fashion show of Gucci cruise collection.
Extravagant creative director of fashion house Gucci, Alessandro Michele, this time has exceeded all expectations. This time, he mixed in the collection all ages and all colours of the world, turning the entire style of the brand on its head.
“I wanted to dive into the sea of Gothic UK” stated Alessandro Michele. “England is like a box full of treasures. That’s what I loved all my life. I love it when modernity coexists with the past. The whole point is in hidden detail. The tea party punk.”
Renowned fashion designer Gucci boldly mixes 40’s and 70’s, decorating their coats with images of snakes and peacocks and their denim jackets with spikes, hooks, buttons and pairs of Chinese dogs that are part of the colonial culture of Britain.
The union of vintage and punk culture, Victorian romance and strict elegance creates incredible courage worthy of the attention of connoisseurs and fashion fans.
Fashion house Balmain sold to Qatar Foundation Mayhoola
French fashion house Balmain transferred to a new owner, the investment fund Mayhoola (Qatar), which is supported by the royal family of Qatar. Earlier, in 2012, the fund acquired the brand Valentino. Previously, owners of 70% of the business included the successor Alain Hivelin, the former head of the company, who died in December, 2014.
The French brand, founded in 1946 by Pierre Balmain, experienced a decline after the death of its founder in 1982, but, in recent years, again won widespread popularity thanks to the creative director, Olivier Rousteing, who has held the post of creative director since 2011. A favourite of celebrities and stars, the internet brought the popularity of the brand to a new level. Currently, the company’s turnover is about €120 million per year, with a net profit of about $30 million. According to sources, the value of the transaction amounted to about €485 million.
Dolce & Gabbana / Shiseido contract of the century
Dolce & Gabbana and the Japanese Shiseido Group signed an exclusive license agreement. Financial details were not disclosed. The agreement involves the development, manufacture and distribution of a fragrance line and cosmetics and skin care products of the Italian brand. The Agreement will enter into force on 1 October 2016.
The aim of Shiseido Group is to strengthen the position of the brand in the segment of beauty and luxury, as well as to create a fundamental increase in sales. Shise
LVMH luxury and Chinese Wine
The French group LVMH has started to sell wine, grown in Tibet, at the price of €300 per bottle. It is produced from grapes grown in the Himalayas, where the company has acquired the vineyards several years ago. The red wine, called Ao Yun, which means ‘sacred cloud’, is made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and is produced and bottled in the province of Adong. The first harvest of 2013 is ready to enter the market.
Perfume by Philippe Starck
Philippe Starck, the iconic French designer, is launching the sale of his first collection of fragrances. In 2013, Starck signed an agreement with the French company Perfumes y Diseño, which owns such brands as perfume Desigual, Tous, Halloween, Roberto Venino, and Arabian Nights, which took up the development of fragrances under the brand Starck Paris. To create three fragrances took four years and they included substances that have never been used in perfumery.
Stark was personally involved in the creation of scents and the design of bottles. The three bottles of ‘Peau d’Aillieurs’, ‘Peau de Soie’ and ‘Peau de Pierre’ offer an illusion of a single product. The first is literally translated as “Silk Skin”, the second as “Leather in another place” and the third as “stone skin”. We can only guess what imagination actually smells like to Philippe Starck.
Spa Salon by Chanel
The first spa salon of the brand Chanel was opened in the newly renovated Ritz Hotel on Place Vendome in Paris. The opening place is not accidental. It is in this hotel that Coco Chanel lived for almost thirty years.
To carry out procedures using the best beauty products of the House of Chanel is their mandate. Here, you can try on your skin the beauty products specifically designed with fragrant oils and the identical flavour profiles of Chanel №5, №19 and №22. The Interior is made in the elegant and sober style of Coco Mademoiselle. Everything here is made from natural materials and aristocratic taste. The floors are made of marble, with paintings on the eastern way and a lot of light from translucent white silk screens.
Glam rock from the Christian Louboutin collection in Autumn-Winter 2016-2017
A daring and sexy collection of shoes by Christian Louboutin, Autumn/Winter 2016-2017, is inspired by glam-rock of the ’70s. The main details of the collection, in addition to the classic red soles, involve sequins, rhinestones, contrasting colours and inserts of fur and gold. According to the designer, this collection was inspired by the era of the 70’s, with its unrestrained dancing till the morning, especially in the nightclub The Palace, a place that Christian Louboutin often frequented. It was a time when people were not afraid to express themselves in fashion and they experimented with styles. “Then, they were all eccentric and my girlfriend liked to splurge using vivid images,” says the designer.
The new fragrance from Louis Vuitton
French fashion house Louis Vuitton is part of the international holding company LVMH. They announced the launch of a new fragrance, which will go on sale in September. This bouquet of new aromas combines notes of osmanthus, Indian jasmine, magnolia and genuine leather
The last perfume under the Louis Vuitton brand, called Eau de Voyage, was released in 1946. The creation of this perfume was the well-known perfumer Jacques Cavallier, who worked for Givenchy, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent and Lancôme.