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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
About-Face, the multi-dimensional beauty brand founded by Ashley Frangipane aka Halsey, professionally known as Halsey, announces the release of its first franchise for body. An extension of two of the brand’s signature collections, Fractal and Light Lock, ‘Shine of the Times’ features exclusive shimmering formulas and a luxurious contoured brush for smooth application. Always 100% vegan and cruelty-free,the capsule drops today.
The Shine of the Times campaign is all about illuminating and celebrating every part of the body you’re in. My hope for these formulas is that they will help about-face enthusiasts shine a light on their favorite parts of themselves, head to toe.
Halsey, About-Face Founder, Head Makeup Artist, and Chief Creative Officer
In line with the brand’s promise of transformation and personal self-expression through makeup for every face, the ‘Shine of the Times’ is a breakthrough in both color and shine for every body. The refined glitter formulas are futuristic, transfer-resistant and long-wearing with potent pigments and super fine celestial sparkle.
The new about-face collection includes five shades of Light Lock Illuminating Body, a jelly cream that shimmers in shades ranging from an luminescent lavender with a blue shift to a warm bronze with a gold shift and more. Fractal Glitter Dust is a silky formula that melts into the skin in shades ranging from a deep emerald with blue sparkle to a silvered iced pink and color shifting chrome in various hues. Rounding out the drop is the velvety-soft all-over Light Lock Body Brush, designed to pair perfectly with the jelly creme product and engineered with a sensual, tufted shape to skim over the body.
Fractal Glitter Dust
A shimmer-loaded, pigment-rich glitter that melts onto the skin and plays with the light for pure, multi-dimensional sheen.
Fractal Glitter Dust is a crystalline pigment that melts onto the skin playing with the light for a pure, multi- dimensional sheen. It’s formulated for both the body and face and glides on smooth-as-butter, then softens into a luminous, delicate gleam.
Light Theory: Silvered Pink
Sage Room: Purple with Blue Sparkle
Out of Body: Duo Chrome Rose Champagne
Saint Ceremony: Duo Chrome Brown to Purple
Juniper Leaf: Deep Emerald with Blue Sparkle
Ascent: Shimmering Teal
How to use: Apply to skin with fingertips or the Fractal Brush Set and dab or blend for buildable shimmer
Light Lock Illuminating Body
A multi-use body and face highlighter that blurs imperfections and dials in a sunkissed glow for subtle shimmer or next-level luminosity.
Light Lock Illuminating Body is a featherweight, buildable veil of pearly color that blurs imperfections and dials in a sun-kissed glow transforming from subtle shimmer to next-level luminosity with each layer. The blendable formula can be worn over or under other products for an all-day sheen that won’t transfer, smudge or wear off.
CGI: Illuminating Lavender with Blue Shift
Loudish: Illuminating Platinum Peach
Way Out West: Illuminating Bronze with Gold Shift
Lightwarp: Illuminating White with Green/Gold Shift
Unbound: Illuminating Bronze with Deep Brown Shift
How to use: Use the velvety, synthetic Lock Light Body Brush to smooth Light Lock Body over shoulders, collarbones or anywhere you want to catch and reflect light, day or night.
Light Lock Body Brush
An ultra-luxurious curved kabuki brush that allows for even, flawless application and perfect blending
Light Lock Body Brush is an ultra-luxurious and high-performance brush, contoured and shaped to follow every curve of the body. Made from 100% synthetic filaments, its shape and super soft texture allow for even, flawless application and perfect blending.
How to use: Add a generous amount of Light Lock Illuminating Body to the crown of the brush and smooth over the body where you want an extra glow. Blend and layer to build intensity.
This collection and all About-Face products are available exclusively at their website. Come into the beautiful world of About-Face.
It’s the most wanted beauty look of all time: a natural healthy glow. And now, thanks to innovative technology and a new formulation, Yves Saint Laurent delivers the perfect way to own that glow, from dawn to night. Introducing Touche Éclat Glow-Pact Cushion, the first Cushion with mesh technology from the French Maison’s famous foundation family to focus on that exclusive complexion attribute: the healthy glow.
Delivering high coverage with all day comfort; instantly lit-up and even toned skin; offering 24-hour hydration, and in six glowing shades chosen uniquely to suit Asian skin-tones, Glow-Pact is the ultimate couture glow on the go. Luminous skin. Radiant cheeks. A complexion that’s lit-up.
Couture in a Compact: A new radiance demands a new extracouture compact. YSL Touche Éclat Glow-Pact Cushion is suitably dressed in a new pale pink leather-effect casing, complete with elegant top stitching and iconic chevrons. Almost one third slimmer in size than the original Cushion Encre de Peau, it is fully transportable, with a 180 degree opening. Encircled in gold, the slim-line compact is topped with the iconic YSL Cassandre. Inside, the round mirror is the perfect size for touch-ups on the go. Pop it in your pocket. Pull from your purse. Eye-catching, envy-inducing, it is a thing of beauty.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Glow-Pact Cushion is available in all YSL Beauté boutiques, counters, and selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Yves Saint Laurent.
On the heels of KVD Beauty’s iconic Good Apple Skin-Perfecting Foundation Balm’s viral launch, the brand turns the transformational formula into their latest innovation: NEW Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer. The latest addition to the brand’s robust complexion collection combines the same iconic lightweight full coverage with extreme long-wear staying power designed for all skin types.
This game-changing concealer is packed with ultra-concentrated InterLace Pigments that seamlessly spread over skin for crease-resistant coverage and maximum vibrancy. Infused with antioxidant-rich apple extract to nourish the delicate eye area and raspberry stem cells to help provide all-day hydration, Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer gives you skin like a juicy apple: smooth on the outside, hydrated on the inside. Send blemishes and dark circles packing with this buildable, blendable concealer that gives back to your skin with every application.
To bring this highly anticipated launch to life, the campaign shoot was spearheaded by KVD Beauty’s Global Creative Director of Artistry Nikki Wolff (@Nikki_Makeup), an industry mainstay best known for her eclectic, editorial makeup looks. Inspired by LA’s grungy nightlife to demonstrate the product’s long-wear staying power, campaign looks are both edgy and fresh, with a focus on juicy apple skin and coverage that feels light and lasts all night.
Shot by celebrated photographer Tyrell Hampton, KVD Beauty will not be retouching models’ skin in the campaign images, a gesture that not only supports the evolution of the industry and beauty standards, but also demonstrates Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer’s natural-looking full coverage. Models featured in the campaign include Sophie Floyd (@sophfloyd), wearing Good Apple Concealer in shade Medium 149, Daberechi Ukoha-Kalu (@daberechi) in shade Deep 179, Ruby Ward (@rubeswardd) in shade Light 009, and Thara Parambi (@th.ar.a) in shade Tan 158.
The new Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer is housed within a sleek, gradient black tube. The vial cap was crafted from 70% post-consumer recycled materials, while the tube and box are fully recyclable—a testament to KVD Beauty’s ongoing dedication toward world-consciousness and choosing more and more sustainable packaging.
The concealer is equipped with a unique doe-foot applicator that mimics the fingertip for precision application and a soft-touch feel. Suited for all skin types, ranging from oily to dry, Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer is launching with 32 shades across light to deep. Thanks to the product’s brightening properties and diverse undertones, including yellow, pink, and copper, there’s a perfect highlighting shade for each skin tone family.
Choose your shade based on the coverage you want:
To hide blemishes, choose the shade that’s closest to your skin tone.
To wake up and highlight, choose a shade that’s 1–2 shades lighter than your skin tone.
To cancel purple/blue undertones, choose a shade with a yellow or golden undertone to balance.
To brighten discoloration, choose a shade with peach or copper undertone to color correct.
To optimize application for concealing:
Use the applicator to smoothly apply concealer under your eyes and anywhere you want more coverage.
Blend it out with a damp beauty sponge or small brush or tap it into skin with your finger.
Pro Tip: For boosted coverage when spot concealing, let the concealer sit on skin for 30 seconds before blending it out.
To optimize application for highlighting:
Use a shade lighter than your skin tone to accent the high points of your face, like under eyes blended out to cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, in the center of your forehead and chin.
KVD Beauty Good Apple Lightweight Full-Coverage Concealer ($28) is launching with 32 shades and will be available online at KVDVeganBeauty.com, Ulta.com and Sephora.com on February 1, 2022, and in-stores at Ulta and Sephora on February 4, 2022. Come into the beautiful world of KVD.
“The eternity of Rome, the spirituality of Rome, the celestial Rome”. Kim Jones reveals the inspiration behind the Fendi Couture Spring Summer 2022 Collection. Want to discover more? Come into the beautiful world of Fendi.
Introducing LVandNike. Created and crafted in a collaboration between French Maison Louis Vuitton and Nike for the Spring-Summer 2022 Collection by Virgil Abloh, the Nike ‘Air Force 1’ fuses the iconic sneaker’s classic codes with the insignia and materials of the Maison. The collaboration is a symbol of the hip-hop culture that inspired the Men’s Artistic Director and is an authentic celebration and union of Abloh’s worlds.
On January 26th, 200 limited-edition pairs will be auctioned by Sotheby’s, where all proceeds will benefit The Virgil Abloh™ ‘Post-Modern’ Scholarship Fund which supports the education of academically promising students of Black, African American, or African descent. Stay tuned for more. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.
With travel at the heart of its history French Maison Louis Vuitton updates its Aerogram collection, which was initially launched last year, by introducing the Messenger Voyage and three new colors this year.
As always, the Aerogram collection blends the Maison’s heritage of travel with distinct modernity. While the collection’s leather goods offerings embody craftsmanship and nomadism, its sharp lines and contemporary detailing are designed for everyday elegance. Like the name of the collection, it is inspired by the aerogram, a folded sheet of paper that can both be a letter and a stamped envelope.
Launching in three new colorways this year, the travel accessories boast a new plain grey, bright orange and midnight blue. Each of the pieces’ shoulder strap, embossed logo and luggage tag are coordinated in the same tone to create an elevated accessory ready to add an edge to any outfit. Staying true to the collection, the silhouette of the pieces echoes the distinct shape of the envelope.
Seasonal classics like the Messengers bags, backpacks and Keepall bags and pouches are joined but yet another contemporary and practical piece, the Messenger Voyage, which is inspired by the iconic Pochette Voyage. With an adjustable shoulder strap, zipped front pocket and customizable cardholder, the bag is ready for any kind of travel.
The Louis Vuitton Aerogram collection is front and center with a new campaign. The advertisement stars are Valentine Caron, Fernando Cabral, Kohei Takabatake, and Leon Dame. Thurstan Redding photographs the models as they board a train in style.
Louis Vuitton’s Aerogram collection of men’s leather accessories is available at Louis Vuitton Boutiques worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.