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At the end of every year, Lacoste releases a ‘Holiday Collector’ edition, inviting artists to give their own interpretation to the brand’s iconic crocodile. For 2016, the graphic artist Jean-Paul Goude is in charge of the design of the logo applied on limited-edition items such as polo-shirts, bomber jackets, bags and clutches. The artist also designed the packaging and the advertising campaigns for Christmas. Jean-Paul Goude’s crocodile is a mix of his childhood in Africa, his love of dance and his fascination with the Bauhaus.
In partnership with Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf, the fashion store Max inspires its customers with the second chapter of its campaign, ‘Fashion for Real People’. The idea behind the concept is to celebrate the importance of individuality, allowing each person to discover, embrace and express their own unique style. Much more than adopting the latest trend, Max is all about expressing one’s personality, creativity and emotions. To embody the idea, the Arab youth icon is captured in different moments of his daily life to show off his personal style. “The campaign is a movement that has touched millions of hearts through its inspirational message. I am delighted and privileged to be part of this journey that focuses on positivity and pride in self-expression,” says Mohammed.
Written by Donatella Versace with Maria Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi, Versace is an intimate visual history of the Italian fashion brand. This richly illustrated book is Donatella’s interpretation of the fashion house in the 21st century and her work as the curator and face of Versace. It includes exclusive contemporary and archival imagery from runway and backstage shots to behind-the-scenes images of the Versace Atelier. Original essays by fashion’s most authoritative voices accompany the visuals. The book features shots by Richard Avedon, Steven Meisel and Mario Testino among other important names in the world of fashion photography.
Michael Kors and Fujifilm announce a collaboration, the photography company’s first partnership with a fashion brand. The MICHAEL KORS x FUJIFILM INSTAX mini 70 instant film camera comes in a gold metallic colour that captures the jet-set Michael Kors aesthetic, with the brand logo printed on the front of the camera and the designer’s signature on the camera door. The photographic equipment features a sleek-design high-performance flash and a smart selfie mode. The collaboration was directly inspired by Michael Kors’ ‘Scout’ handbag collection, designed to emulate vintage camera bags. “Using instant photography has always been such an integral part of my creative process, whether it’s snapping photos of looks in preparation for the shows or taking behind-the-scenes shots. It provides the perfect combination of timeless, tangible photos with fast-paced glamour and modern technology,” says Michael Kors.
THE IT GIRL
The face of the American fashion model Gigi Hadid has been everywhere, from numerous catwalk shows and campaigns to collaborations with well-known brands. This autumn, she partners with Stuart Weitzman on an exclusive design for the brand – the Gigi Boot. The hiker-inspired high heel combat bootie was co-designed by the model and is inspired by her street style. The lace-up ankle-boot has a stacked heel, duo-toned laces and a detailed collar. Available in three versions, black soft croco-calf leather, iron specchio and copper glass.
The French fashion house KENZO created an exclusive capsule collection to celebrate the holidays and end-of-year festivities. It highlights some of the brand’s recognisable elements such as the tiger face, Kenzo Takada signature; and, to celebrate the launch of its new fragrance ‘KENZO world’, many of the pieces draw cues from the new perfume’s bottle. The Holiday jumpers feature golden embossed Ks and lurex detail for women as well as multiple tiger motifs for both men and women. Another print that covers dresses, bombers and accessories is the ‘all over the eye’ pattern.