Bottega Venetta taps Juergen Teller for newest campaign ahead of ‘Art of Collaboration’ book release

Bottega Venetta has brought on Juergen Teller for its A/W 15/16 campaign and is the first time the Italian house has worked with the photographer as part of designer Tomas Maior’s emphasis on artistic collaborations. The images and film were shot at the Museo Casa Mollino, former home to one of Italy's most influential 20th-century designers, Carlo Mollino located in ...
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Emilio Pucci: An Italian affair – “timelessly modern, inclusively ageless and immediate”

Milan: Massimo Giorgetti made his debut as the creative director of Emilio Pucci for Pre-Summer describing the collection as a "pilot episode." "It's like the pilot of Game of Thrones, the episode where you see this world, these characters, for the first time.” It was a dramatic shift from the sexy bravado of Peter Dundas, here, Giorgetti reworked a range ...
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Acne expressionist take on Pre-Summer

New York: Expressive pieces of individuality and the use of tactile fabrics describe Jonny Johannson latest collection. For Pre-Summer the designer looked at the intelligence of naivety and the toughness of free expression encouraged by cubist Albert Gleises blended with the spray painted pop art of Mario Schifano. The first look of the expressive ensemble was a stiff bonded linen ...
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Yohji Yamamoto: Approach with Caution

Paris: Ever the risk-taker, Yohji Yamamoto’s latest offering was all about “ Caution, stripes, off limits”. Literally translated, this was represented in a series of colourful markings - reminiscent of safety strips – glaring out from not only the clothes, but as splashes of colour across the models faces. The vivid blocks of colour ran down silky black jackets and ...
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#CannesLions day six: Serial addiction, data with F1 and childlike innovation

The final day of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the WGSN team was a combination of storytelling, data and playful creativity, with a handful of final speakers in the main auditorium and an exploration of new technologies and big ideas in the Lions Innovation sessions. 1. Bingeworthy journalism For those who don't know, Serial is a 12-part podcast that ...
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Louis Vuitton’s Globetrotting Gang

Paris: “I’ve been to 15 countries already this year,” said designer Kim Jones, backstage at the Serres du Parc André Citroen, which had been transformed into a night club, vibrating under the live sounds of disco-funk legend, Nile Rodgers. “We wanted to look at how styles share so much globally – how identities migrate.” he added. And so came a ...
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Balenciaga: Beach to Couture

New York: There are always a little bit of tongue-in-cheek touches from Wang to be found in his presentations and Pre-Summer was no exception. At Balenciaga, beach towels and logos served as a juxtaposition to the underlying theme of his collection – couture and the beach. Exploring the finite shapes of Cristobal Balenciaga, dresses were sculpted (a strong emerging trend ...
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Rick Owens: Refined Obsessions

Paris: An M-65 jacket was the seed of Rick Owens Spring 2016 collection. Though rather than making a political statement, Owens focused on the ambiguity of the item: “ It represents heroism, but also questions at the same time.” he commented. The jacket was issued in the Vietnam War by US military and not only became a staple of Military ...
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Raf Simons : An Outing with Granddad

Paris: Hoodies- the contemporary stereotype of contentious youth – yet styled in Granddad’s Madras check, the overall aesthetic is rather different. Raf Simons has always enjoyed a visual play, this time blending the past, present and future in his conceptual mixing pot, creating a brotherhood of Granddad’s, with a touch of urban innocence. And so these shrouded models (some teetering ...
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#CannesLions day five: James Murdoch, narrative work, and Monica Lewinsky on campaigning for change

The fifth day of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity kickstarted with the 25th anniversary of the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase, and a wealth of creative inspiration for the industry. For those still resisting the temptation of the sunshine, the agenda in the Palais otherwise was headlined by James Murdoch, Monica Lewinsky, and Jeff Goodby and Rich ...
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Creative inspiration from the 2015 Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase

Saatchi & Saatchi celebrated the 25th anniversary of its New Directors' Showcase on the fifth day of Cannes Lions with a screening of 14 films by young directors. The Showcase features the very best in new directing talent from around the world, and every year it provides a great source of creative inspiration for advertisers and marketers with its beautifully-crafted films. Here ...
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Haider Ackermann: Summer layering with an air of the Orient.

Paris: The early evening haze outside the Palais Galliera in Milan shone an intoxicating glow upon Haider Ackermann’s latest collection – “Danger” was the word emblazoned on the front of an indigo safari jacket and stitch-work along the waistline of slim cropped trousers. Dangerous indeed, Ackermann’s swarthy models, all long-limbed and bushy browed, had a certain sultry nonchalance about them, ...
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Valentino Takes us on a Round The World Tour.

Paris: This season, Maria Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took their audience on a round-the-world tour with Valentino. “Cultures becoming one culture – that’s what we find exciting”, they explained. And so came a grand melangé of global references, each look bearing exotic embellishments that made them feel personalised - without loosing their commercial edge. Looks came infused with Asian inspired ...
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Benzak Denim Developers – 3rd Production Run

Now 2 years on since its inception, Amsterdam-based denim label Benzak Denim Developers looks forward their 3 production run of handcrafted jeans. We're all about supporting new talent through the WGSN denim blog. From graduate designers to new upcoming labels and start-ups its always great to shed some light on these young designers. Lennaert Nijgh of BDD is one of these ...
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LONDON: Pop Brixton Opens

Having earned a reputation as London’s edgy food destination and boasting rapid creative growth, Brixton boasts a new initiative: a unique, modern space created to help local innovation flourish: Pop Brixton.
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