You can shop Dior’s Birkenstock Collaboration Now

After unveiling the collaboration at the start of the year, French Maison Dior has now officially released its capsule with Birkenstock. The collection features two signature silhouettes — the Tokio Mule and Milano Sandal — and takes inspiration from Christian Dior’s love of gardening.

Celebrating this influence, the two silhouettes mix functionality and elegance in tribute to the couturier. The mule and sandal also arrive in a variety of finishes, including black nubuck calfskin, grey felted wool and, for the Tokio Mule, a ‘Greige’ nubuck calfskin.

Alongside the Birkenstock collaboration, the French Maison has also released its new CD 1947 capsule. This collection is based on a dialogue between Kim Jones and the legacy of Christian Dior, with this relationship exemplified by a new ‘Christian Dior’ signature combined with ‘1947’ in honor of the first Dior show.

Both the CD 1947 collection and the full Birkenstock collaboration are available now via the Dior web store.

Burberry and Pop Trading Company Collide for a Liberated Skate Capsule

Following the unveiling of its sharp Fall/Winter 2022 Collection in March, iconic British fashion house Burberry has tapped Amsterdam-based label Pop Trading Company for a capsule collection inspired by global skate communities.

A fusion of Burberry’s design DNA and Amsterdam’s skate-inspired style, reinterpreting the sense of adventure and freedom in every Burberry piece.

Ditching signature tones of beige and birch brown, the range instead opts for a palette of grey, black and red, paying homage to dark cityscapes in Japan where skating is restricted during the day and comes alive at night. Among relaxed silhouettes and liberated proportions, the collection encapsulates the imprints’ twin penchants for sartorial exploration.

Under Burberry’s codes, the line plants a new blurred Check in an exclusive colorway onto technical parkas, zipped jackets, silk shirts, cotton cargo trousers and a multitude of accessories. Elsewhere, reflective Check resides on classic car coats and an enlarged Icon stripe is jacquard-woven onto a grey melange cardigan.

Meanwhile, oversized T-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps and a blanket are doused in dual-branding motifs, some of which include the exact coordinates for both brands’ headquarters, while others provide a more playful remix with animated lettering. For footwear, the collaboration offers deep maroon leather loafers detailed with a metal logo medallion.

The full collection will be available to shop in select Burberry boutiques, on Burberry’s website and on Pop Trading Company’s website beginning June 15. Take a look at the collaborative range above.

Canali Balance, feel better

Italian Olympic fencing champion Daniele Garozzo embodies Canali Balance, thought for dynamic gentlemen who put their own wellness first. 

Canali Balance represents a new direction in men’s tailoring. This range of garments is crafted from high-tech fabrics that are treated with a natural mineral compound. Thanks to this feature, the garments reflect the energy produced by the body in the form of heat, bringing it back to the skin to relax and support men who put wellbeing first. Such as Daniele Garozzo, Olympic fencing champion.

Over 85 years of experience intertwining with the evolution of menswear, and telling the story of a brand that has become a symbol of Made in Italy worldwide.

This technology works best when combined with a balanced lifestyle. Wear Canali Balance, feel better. In the SS22 collection, formal Canali Balance garments are joined by more casual items, such as blousons, t-shirts, shirts, polos and pants. Clean lines, versatile silhouettes and high performance fabric create an arsenal of pieces to combine to help you take on the challenges of everyday life with a renewed sense of style and energy.

The Canali Balance Collection is available at Canali Boutiques and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Canali.

The love child of Fendi and Versace has arrived

Fendace is finally here – and now, we’re getting the chance to experience the lauded mashup collection between Fendi and Versace with a front row seat. To celebrate the collection’s official release, the houses have activated ten worldwide pop-up shops in Dubai, Kuwait, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Osaka, Paris, Shenyang, and Tokyo for Fendace fans to purchase the full collection.

The two Italian powerhouses combine their signature style codes in the Fendace collection. Fendi and Versace come together to create a collection that celebrates the legacy and symbols of both fashion houses. Signature silhouettes, expert craftsmanship, FF patterns and the iconic Medusa motifs are seamlessly combined in a showstopping selection of ready to wear and accessories.

It’s a swap rather than a collaboration and, most of all, it is done out of friendship. It is the beauty of togetherness after time apart and a celebration of women who have inspired me so much.

Kim Jones

After months of increasing anticipation, the Italian labels have finally released Fendace – a collaboration swap that was debuted during Milan Fashion Week back in September. The partnership finds Versace chief creative officer Donatelle Versace teaming up with Fendi artistic director Kim Jones to create two separate collections that combine signature elements and time-honored codes from their fashion houses. 

Fendace consists of the ‘Fendi by Versace’ range as well as ‘Versace by Fendi’, the latter of which was a joint effort between Jones and Silvia Venturini Fendi. The collections consist of ready-to-wear pieces, handbags, footwear, and accessories, which are presented in “an exchange of roles and brand codes”.

The campaign captures the same sense of friendship and energy we had when we were designing the collection. Kim is a visionary designer and innovator. To me, Fendace will always mean love.

Donatella Versace

Fendi’s double F logo is paired with Versace’s Baroque print, the Fendi baguette is paired with a Versace Medusa emblem, and a selection of tees and hoodies feature co-branded graphic designs.

The labels showed off Fendace with a Steven Meisel-photographed campaign as well as a men’s and women’s visual directed by Alec Maxwell.

The world of Fendace comes to life, arriving in opulent colour and vibrant style to pop-up events across the world. From Paris and London to Los Angeles and Osaka, the Fendace pop-up experience takes the excitement of the moment global. 

The Fendace collection is now available to purchase online at Versace and Fendi as well as in person at Fendace pop-up boutique locations:

Paris
44 Avenue Montaigne
May 12 – June 12 

London
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road
May 12 – 30

Dubai
The Dubai Mall, Fashion Catwalk
May 12 – 21

Kuwait
Fendace Display, The Avenues, Ghazali St. Al Rai 
May 12 – 21

Los Angeles
323 N Rodeo Drive, CA
May 12 – June 19 

New York
90 Prince Street, SoHo, NY
May 12 – June 19 

Tokyo
Isetan Shinjuku, Main Bldg. 3-14-1, Shinjuku-Ku
May 12 – June 31 

Osaka
Umeda Hankyu Men’s 8-7 Kakudacho
May 12 – May 17

Osaka
Umeda Hankyu Women’s 8-7 Kakudacho
May 12 – May 17

Shenyang
Atrium, 1/F, Mix City, No. 288 Qingnian Street
May 17 – May 29

Museum of Decorative Arts – Paris: Shocking! The Surrealist Worlds of Elsa Schiaparelli

From July 6, 2022 to January 22, 2023, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is honoring the bold and inspiring work of Elsa Schiaparelli, an Italian designer whose inspiration was nourished by a privileged relationship with artists from the Parisian avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. Nearly 20 years after the retrospective dedicated to him in 2004, the museum wanted to revisit his work in order to rediscover to the public his innovative fantasy, his taste for the show and his artistic modernity.

Shocking! The Surrealist Worlds of Elsa Schiaparelli, brings together 520 works including 272 costumes and fashion accessories, compared with paintings, sculptures, jewelry, perfume flacons, ceramics, posters, and photographs signed by the greatest names of the time, from Man Ray to Salvador Dalí, from Jean Cocteau to Meret Oppenheim or Elsa Triolet. This major retrospective also highlights the legacy of the Schiaparelli style with silhouettes interpreted by famous couturiers paying tribute to it: Yves Saint Laurent, Azzedine Alaïa, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, Daniel Roseberry, artistic director of Schiaparelli since 2019, interprets the legacy of Elsa Schiaparelli. The exhibition is presented in the fashion galleries Christine & Stephen A. Schwarzman in a poetic and immersive scenography entrusted to Nathalie Crinière.

Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills celebrates latest Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza Collection with immersive in-store activations

Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. Courtesy of John Daniel Powers.

Neiman Marcus, in part of an ongoing collaboration with Spanish fashion house Loewe, announces the second iteration of the Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza pop-up exclusively at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. The pop-up experience, aptly named La Playa, features the latest capsule collection of Balearic staples alongside artful activations such as a complimentary nail art station and specially curated cocktails.

Our customers are ready to travel again this summer, have fun with shopping experiences, and express joy in their personal style. As we continue our special partnership with Loewe, we are creating an exciting, exclusive Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza immersive installation that gives them the opportunity to explore the carefree playfulness of summer in Ibiza. We always look to innovate the ways in which we engage with our customers, and the vibrant ready-to-wear and accessories from this collection transport our Beverly Hills store visitors all the way to Spain through the one-of-a-kind La Playa experience.

Lana Todorovich, President and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus

The La Playa experience at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills nods to Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza’s signature fun and lively culture by featuring a curated selection of vinyl records with 100% of the proceeds benefitting The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Customers can also enjoy a complimentary manicure and nail station offering original artwork, custom cocktails at the Bar on 4, and opportunities for exclusive one-on-one shopping experiences with style advisors.

Inspired by the endless party that is associated with Ibiza’s identity, the new Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza collection is full of vibrancy for a colorful take on easy-to-wear staples. With an emphasis on personal freedom, liberation, hedonism, and sensuality, the gender-neutral assortment features ready-to-wear, accessories including new degrade leather on the iconic Puzzle, as well as two new handbags – the Anagram Degrade Basket Tote and the Flamenco Petal Clutch – exclusively available at Neiman Marcus first. Paula’s Ibiza pieces are adorned with feisty and playful prints, made with artisanal fabrics crafted in Japan, featuring colorful overdying on faded denim and crocheted elements. Dresses and tops are sparkling with all-over sequins, and relaxed shirts are made of silk. For accessories, the collection features small leather goods with marquetry cocktail motifs, sunglasses, hats, charms, and jewelry, with an emphasis on woven straw and raffia textures.

The experience at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills runs May 5 – 23, and the pop-up runs at Neiman Marcus Atlanta from May 16 – 31. The collection is available now at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills, select stores and on neimanmarcus.com. Come into the beautiful worlds of Loewe and Neiman Marcus.

Sydney Sweeney named Tory Burch’s brand ambassador

American fashion designer Tory Burch is pleased to announce Sydney Sweeney as the fashion house’s ambassador for handbags and shoes. 

An award-winning actor and multi-hyphenate, Sweeney has garnered rapid global attention for her role in HBO’s record-breaking series Euphoria. She has appeared in a diverse range of films and TV shows, including The White Lotus, The Handmaid’s Tale and the forthcoming Marvel film ‘Madame Web’.

Sweeney began acting at the age of 15, having created a business plan to convince her parents to move to Los Angeles. In 2020 she established her own production company, Fifty-Fifty Films, to spotlight up-and-coming female directors, screenwriters and authors. Off-screen, Sweeney restores vintage cars and is trained in mixed martial arts.

I’m so excited to partner with Tory Burch as her brand ambassador. I’ve been a fan of her clothing and accessories for years, and I admire her tireless work to support women. I’m inspired not only by Tory’s vision and the business she has built, but also by her kindness and philanthropy. I am so looking forward to the beautiful partnership and meaningful conversations to come.

Sydney Sweeney

Sweeney’s incredible talent, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for supporting women resonated with Burch instantly. “Sydney is one of the most talented and relevant young actors working today, but I am equally inspired by her curiosity and confidence,” Burch says. “She is unapologetic and empowered in her approach to acting and business. I am thrilled to start working together”. 

About Tory Burch

Founded in 2004 in New York City, Tory Burch is an American luxury brand known for beautiful, timeless pieces. As a designer, Tory draws inspiration from art, her family, and women globally. Her collections include ready-to-wear, handbags, footwear, accessories, jewelry, home and beauty.

Empowering women is Tory’s guiding principle, underpinning her design philosophy and driving the work of the Tory Burch Foundation. Tory launched the Foundation in 2009 to advance women’s empowerment and provide capital, education, and digital resources to women entrepreneurs in the United States.

Come into the beautiful world of Tory Burch.

Iconic Christian Dior Boutique 30 Montaigne-Reopend

Christian Dior Boutique 30 Montaigne, Paris © Adrien Dirand 

Emerging from the shadow of a two-and-a-half year renovation, the iconic 30 Montaigne boutique reopened this past Sunday to reveal a ravishing new identity. It not only unites the multitude of collections together in a vastly enlarged and art-filled boutique that also contains a restaurant, café and three gardens, but also represents a revitalized expression of the Maison’s heritage and savoir-faire.

This latter is highlighted by the return of the haute couture ateliers along with the new arrival of the haute joaillerie ateliers. Totaling 2000m2, La Galerie Dior is an unparalleled addition, a permanent exhibition space filled with thousands of pieces, including some 166 couture creations in 13 thematic spaces, and a recreation of Monsieur Dior’s office.

Boutique

On the ground floor, women’s creations designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri – including ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, bags and small leather goods – are displayed alongside men’s pieces designed by Kim Jones.

On the 1st floor, exceptional pieces in exotic leathers and evening wear designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri can be found nearby the Fine Jewelry collections, Dior Maison and men’s Demi Mesure.

La Gallerie Dior

Featuring a unique scenographic narrative, La Galerie Dior is a testament to the visionary audacity of Christian Dior and his six successors: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.

Restaurant & La Pâtisserie Dior

As an ultimate treat, La Pâtisserie Dior – overlooking the sumptuous rose garden – provides any visit to 30 Montaigne with a requisite interlude over a sweet creation. Subtly reinterpreted by Jean Imbert, the most emblematic French cakes frequent original creations that reinvent Dior symbols in edible form.

A barista – selecting rare coffees for you – will be present to prolong these delicious moments, from the beauty of the gesture to the art of savoring. From breakfast to teatime, surrender to delicious pleasure and culinary excellence in an unparalleled setting.

The Restaurant, affectionately named Monsieur Dior, embodies the French art of living, driven by Jean Imbert’s creativity, both refined and generous, combining simplicity with elegance. The French chef, accompanied by his faithful collaborator Antony Clémot, drew from the heritage and history of the Maison to develop each menu. The cuisine is enhanced by exclusive Dior Maison collections dedicated to the arts of the table, enhancing classic dishes from the founding couturier’s favorite recipes.

An impressive Claudia Wieser mirror composed of geometric panels dialogues with Guy Limone’s pictorial work – especially created for 30 Montaigne – the result of a colossal research project: an original installation made from thousands of images – in a palette of red, black and white hues – drawn from Dior’s archives and the artist’s personal visual treasure trove. As a delicate hommage, an oil on canvas entitled Christian Dior à Table, by René Bouché is also featured in Le Restaurant.

Haute Couture Salons

The haute couture salons, precious testimonies of Dior’s history, have seen the collections of Christian Dior and premiered, right up to Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Dior fall-winter 2019-2020 haute couture line. Confidential, located near the ateliers and visible from the boutique through a large bay window, they are now regaining their former prestige, guarding the secrets of haute couture.

Haute couture represents a treasure trove of conscientious craftsmanship, a triumph of the sleight of hand, culminating in a kind of masterpiece.

Enhanced by wooden moldings and a parquet floor featuring a compass rose (a Dior classic) designed by architect Peter Marino, this timeless, refined setting hosts a selection of furniture and works of art, such as an abstract floral sculpture commissioned especially from Johan Creten or tables designed by Ado Chale or Claude Lalanne.

The Garden

“Thankfully, there are flowers”, said Monsieur Dior, who was – as well as a gallerist, an architecture aficionado, and grand couturier – an avid gardener. It was in Granville, in the rose garden of his family’s home overlooking the sea, that young Christian planted the seeds of his fascination with this most artful intersection of nature and culture. Growing into a fashion designer, Monsieur Dior found a bounty of inspiration in the gardens, allowing the dazzling silhouette of a femme-fleur to blossom from the very first collection, leaving her bewitching sillage in her wake.

On the ground floor, majestic tropical trees reach up to the windows of Le Restaurant Monsieur Dior, while perennial flowers bloom in abundance. One floor above, beneath a glass roof, there is a winter garden, where exotic plants seem to transcend borders. As for the terrace, it is adorned with a striking steel sculpture by John Chamberlain. On the third level, a veritable garden in the heart of the capital boasts apple trees and roses, Christian Dior’s favorite flowers, adding irresistible touches of elation.

The different spaces of 30 Montaigne:
– Monsieur Dior restaurant at 30 Avenue Montaigne
– La Galerie at 11 Rue Francois 1er
– Children’s fashion at 26 Avenue Montaigne

The boutique offers valet parking service. Come into the beautiful world of Christian Dior.

It’s Time To Dare

Fusing two heritages founded on visions of powerful and glamorous femininity. Discover iconic spiral print boots, crystal sandals and chain-embellished pumps. It’s Time To Dare.

In collaboration with Jimmy Choo, the French Maison – still mourning the recent death of its founder, Manfred Thierry Mugler – just dropped a range of heels, sandals, and boots that are basically lingerie for your hoofs.

A creative partnership fusing two heritages founded on visions of powerful and glamorous femininity. The exclusive collection reveals a confident sensuality through a mix of strong colours, streamlined silhouettes and daring details.

As part of the Jimmy Choo x Mugler collaboration launch, a special installation has been created at the Jimmy Choo St. Honore flagship store. The installation will be in place until 8th March.

Come into the beautiful worlds of Jimmy Choo and Mugler.

The Magical World of Fendi

Step into the magical world of Fendi Couture. Take a glimpse inside their showroom in Paris. Designed by Kim Jones and presented as part of the Paris Haute Couture Week, the collection draws inspiration from the historic codes of Rome and futuristic imagery, nodding to the past with refreshingly modern results.

Rome, for me, has so many layers to it. It’s such an ancient city. We’re always thinking of the past, present, and future of it. The idea of different times and that very spiritual side of Rome, which becomes almost celestial; almost spacey.

Kim Jones

Created using a variety of time-honored techniques like beading, embroidery, and elaborate mother-of-pearl embellishments, the collection also experiments with new forms of craft, such as 3D trompe l’oeil prints and molded leather.

Come into the beautiful world of Fendi.