Chloé unveils its ephemeral boutique design in Soho

Iconic French maison Chloé unveils its ephemeral boutique design at its New York Home on Greene Street in SoHo.

The Chloé SoHo boutique’s ephemeral design centers on 17 sculptural art pieces that have been designed and crafted locally by New York-based makers Antoine Dumas and Benji Gavron. Materials act as a starting point for the pair, echoing Chloé creative director Gabriela Hearst’s approach to design, which often starts with researching lower impact fabrics such as deadstock wool or recycled cashmere. Dumas and Gavron have similarly used reclaimed wood to inform their ideas for this boutique.

Working with Antoine and Benji on the Chloé SoHo store was both inspiring and energizing. They worked with our values of sustainability and took them to the next level. They not only sourced and gathered reclaimed wood from New York water tanks and designed the pieces, but also made them from scratch themselves. Working with reclaimed wood can be challenging as they have to clean up old metal nails and handle other constraints. But they did it so brilliantly. I am so honored that they committed such long hours to the project and brought their exquisite taste, which is full of youthful New York energy. I couldn’t be prouder of the boys.

Gabriela Hearst, creative director at Chloé.

Chloé Soho New York
93 Greene Street
10012 New York
United States of America

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Bottega for Bottegas: Bottega Veneta will strip its platforms for other Italian brands to takeover

Forget social media takeovers, this is the real life thing. Over the holiday season, the Italian brand will be handing over its platforms to a series of local bottegas to promote and celebrate the rich landscape of Italy’s makers.

Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta has announced a new holiday initiative, partnering with 12 Italian bottegas and artisans for the ‘Bottega for Bottegas’ project. The new campaign is an act of solidarity with these makers, allowing Bottega Veneta to use its global reach to shine a spotlight on the work of the bottegas from across Italy.

We are thrilled to launch Bottega for Bottegas alongside Italian artisans with whom we share the common values of creativity and craftsmanship. We are proud to offer worldwide visibility to these ‘Bottegas’ that are deeply rooted in Italian culture, specially at a time where smaller entities continue to be impacted by the pandemic. It is with honor that we have passed on our advertising spaces, website, newsletters, and store windows and we hope that this will further highlight their excellence at a global level.

Bartolomeo Rongone, CEO of Bottega Veneta.

The 12 bottegas come from all over the country, and specialize in products ranging from Krumiri Rossi biscuits and Pastificio Martelli pasta to Orsoni ceramics and Amatruda paper. The project includes an offline campaign – with products from these bottegas on display in Bottega Veneta stores in Italy, and an advertising campaign across Milan – and an online presence.

The online element of the initiative includes newsletters, advertising and space on the house’s website. While the products will not be available from the Bottega Veneta webstore, customers will be directed to shop directly from the bottega in question.

The first ‘Bottega for Bottegas’ project is now live, with the same initiative set to return each holiday season to continue supporting the independent businesses. Come into the beautiful world of Bottega Veneta.

A Fashion Manifesto exhibition

‘Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto’ exhibition — Gabrielle Chanel devoted her long life to creating, perfecting and promoting a new kind of elegance based on freedom of movement, a natural, relaxed attitude, a subtle elegance free from extravagance, a timeless style for a new kind of woman. This was her ‘fashion manifesto’, an inescapable heritage that is more relevant than ever in today’s world.

Having premiered in Paris in 2020, the exhibition opens in December 2021 at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne in partnership with the Palais Galliera, the City of Paris Fashion Museum and with the support of Chanel.

Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.

Virgil Abloh has passed away

LVMH just announced the very sad news that their designer and close friend Virgil Abloh has passed away, on Sunday, November 28th, of cancer, which he had been battling privately for several years.

We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom. The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother or their friend.

Bernard Arnault

Yakymour would like to express its deepest condolences to Virgil Abloh’s family and loved ones in this moment of sorrow.

The result of supreme savoir-faire

At French Maison Christian Dior, their creations are the result of supreme savoir-faire. See some of the savoir-faire behind the new Dior and Sacai capsule from Spring 2022 designed by Kim Jones and Chitose Abe.

The tailors in the menswear ateliers reimagined their skills to adapt to the innovative constructions and new proportions, mixing materials of different weights and weaves and combining them with a medley of closures and utilitarian elements, before adding the finishing touches – patches bearing the sacai name integrated into the Dior logo.

The Dior Men Spring Collection is available now. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

Gabriela Hearst’s Chloé debut collection at Beijing SKP Boutique

French Maison Chloé’s Beijing SKP boutique has become an immersive setting timed to the arrival of Gabriela Hearst’s debut collection. 

At its heart, the narrative of the space belongs to both their founder, Gaby Aghion, whose birthplace of Egypt is echoed in a warm desert palette; and to Gabriela Hearst, through earthy textured tones recalling her years in Uruguay, South America.

Personality is expressed through tactile, natural materials that include cane, wood, natural fibres and terracotta. Combined, they represent a vision that is true to the Maison’s past and present.

A variety of vintage furnishings and bespoke pieces by local artisans selected by Gabriela Hearst further enhance this unique environment and establish a curated Maison style.

Level 4, Shop D4028-1, SKP Beijing, 
No. 87 Jianguo Road, 
Chaoyang District, 
Beijing, China

Come into the beautiful world of Chloé.

The only way you can get your hands on this driving jacket is after buying $2 million electric hypercar

Lotus collaborated directly with fashion designer and director Patrick Grant of bespoke tailors Norton & Sons of Savile Row, Mayfair, London. The two companies boast of the garment being the most exclusive driving jacket on the market.

British car manufacturer Lotus has partnered with famous Savile Row bespoke tailor Norton & Sons to create the most exclusive driving jacket on the market. Lotus Design Director Russell Carr and Patrick Grant came together to design a jacket that’s not only lightweight but also features sporting durability and advanced technical materials.

The performance-oriented driving jacket is inspired by the core values of both Lotus and Norton & Sons. However, there’s a tiny little caveat. In case, you want the Lotus x Norton & Sons, you’ll have to be willing to pay over $2 million on the Lotus Evija – the British marque’s upcoming limited-production electric hypercar.

The driving jacket will be exclusively available to the customers of Britain’s first-ever electric hypercar. The Evija buyers will be offered a personal appointment at the Norton & Sons shop where they’ll be carefully measured for creating a bespoke, made-to-measure jacket. Each jacket will be individually hand-cut and hand-sewn to match the level of craftsmanship and exclusivity of the British hypercar.

The Lotus x Norton & Sons jacket will be made from lightweight, water-resistant merino wool/nylon technical textiles manufactured in Italy by Loro Piana, and feature state-of-the-art Cobrax and Riri hardware. According to Lotus, the design of the jacket is inspired by the Team Lotus pit lane jackets of the 1960s and 70s.

The front pocket shape outlined with twin red stitching is drawn from the Lotus Evija’s ‘ribbon’ tail light design, while the golden ’16’ motif sewn in on the nape of the neck, inside and outside the jacket corresponds to Norton & Sons’ Savile Row shop address.

Additionally, there are three underarm ventilation eyelets that have been inspired by the Lotus Elan 1600 triple tail design. Even you find the exclusive jackets a bit too silly and unnecessary, the Lotus hypercar to go along with it is simply astonishing.

Grant sees the partnership with Lotus both as a challenge and a thrill, being grateful for the opportunity to explore the brand’s racing archive and create a piece of clothing inspired by the British car manufacturer iconic 1960s and 1970s designs. He added that when he was a kid, Lotus was the sports car everybody wanted, when James Bond drove his Esprit and Team Lotus was the dominant one in Formula 1.

Come into the beautiful world of Lotus.

Louis Vuitton harmonious tempos

Harmonious tempos. For Spring-Summer 2022, French Maison Louis Vuitton introduces a selection of bags that include both reinterpretations of icons and new models. Watch Nicolas Ghesquière present his latest collection live at 7 pm (CEST) on Louis Vuitton.com

Louis Vuitton accessories are available at Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

Ready for winter

Founded in 1965 in Lyon by its President Alain Schimel, fashion house Zilli launched luxury sportswear – including the now iconic leather jackets. Sublimed by craftsmen in the Lyon workshops, rare hides and exceptional fabrics give rise to unique creations. Over the years Zilli has developed a complete luxury menswear wardrobe, from shirts to leather goods, belts, knitwear, jeans, shoes, suits, eyewear and fragrances. 

Step into the new season with an exclusive and refined elegance. Discover the Zilli accessories collections online and in their boutiques worldwide.

Zilli fashion and accessories are available at Zilli boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Zilli.

Gabriela Hearst’s Chloé debut collection at Omotesando boutique

French Maison Chloé’s Omotesando boutique has become an immersive setting timed to the arrival of Gabriela Hearst’s debut collection. The design language encapsulates the codes of the Maison, honouring their roots while re-imagining our purpose-driven values.
 
A variety of vintage furnishings and bespoke pieces by local artisans selected by Gabriela Hearst further enhance this unique environment and establish a curated House style. Omotesando features ceramic forms by Keita Matsunaga in addition to wooden stools by Hiroyuki Nishimura.

Omotesando Hills 1F, 4-12-10 Jingumae,
Shibuya-ku 150-0001
Tokyo, Japan 

Come into the beautiful world of Chloé.