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3 Hottest Prints Trends: Spring/Summer 2017

Prints dominated the Spring/Summer 2017 collections and this trend is set to be big for the upcoming season. Ranging from retro to masculine, pop art and even minimalist chic, we take a look at three of the hottest print trends this season.

Retro ChicRetro prints have a 1970s vibe at Chloé. © BERTRAND GUAY / AFP

From Isabel Marant to Chloé (main picture), Dries Van Noten, Michael Kors and even Prada, the retro vibe was out in in full force. Embracing the 70s effect, designers featured prints in the form of large flowers, big bright blooms as well as diamond and check prints. Shown in head to toe looks, the retro prints are set to make a comeback — talk about a blast from the past.

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Lanvin, Paul Ka, Chanel, Fendi (above) and Nina Ricci are keeping last season’s trend of stripes. Inpinstripes, widebands, horizontal and vertical, the pattern was seen on oversized shorts, dresses, overcoats, pants and coats. Another geometric print seen, was polka dots. In classic shades, the pattern was seen in collections for the likes of Dior. Patchwork also made a comeback on the runways with designers such as Marc Jacobs. Sporting bohemian and romantic discreet form of patchworking along with a 1990s version, the pattern proved to still be a hit after more than one season. Ellie Saab, on the other hand, went big on stars, embroidered or printed all over sumptuous dresses for an out-of-this-world look.

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Printed letters, numbers, logos, large motifs, quotes and slogans land as wearable messages this season as seen on Gucci (above). While Dolce & Gabbana is clearly a master of the genre, it isn’t the only label playing the game. The current craze for streetwear is buoying the trend, with potential buyers passing all kinds of messages from designers to the public at large. It’s a trend that’s fun, practical and light-hearted, and very much in line with the spirit of the season.

Creating Fashion that Sells Isn’t a Sin

What is the point of high fashion these days? Is there a reason that designers still get to sit on their high horses when the most talked about brand these days is Vetements, with all its nonstop talk about “clothing people actually wear”? It’s really an issue of the industry failing to catch up with the times, which is strangely ironic considering that fashion is supposed to represent and extol the times it lives in.

In the aughts of haute couture, and really since before the time of Charles Frederick Worth (considered the progenitor of high fashion) and Marie Antoinette, what fashion represented in the zeitgeist and times was desire. Plain and simple, it was about elevating and making clothing so beautiful, flattering, and jealousy-inducing that it was a means to a social end. Fashion is so strikingly bourgeois and hierarchical today precisely because it has, for so many years, represented a certain degree of sophistication and, indeed, wealth.

Selling isn't a sin: Chanel

Chanel

So what is high fashion for today, if Chanel is no longer haughtily pronouncing items of clothing démodé and instead, planting emojis onto accessories and clothing? If a brand as vaunted and intellectual as Prada is selling bags straight off the runway, can it still maintain a cachet of luxury and intelligence without the stink of shilling products (perhaps by making customers wait for the rest of its seasonal fashion direction)?

Selling isn't a sin: Balenciaga

Balenciaga

I posit that high fashion today is returning to its core, plain and simple, all over again. It is about beautiful clothing, wonderful things people feel an urge to wear, and representing the cultural values of the times. It is why Balenciaga under Demna Gvasalia feels so… right. With its post-modern melding of old-world techniques and new-age street-wise tricks, it has been vaulted right back into the fashion consciousness – and it is worth paying attention to again. With the advertising and PR money of fashion, it sometimes becomes difficult to differentiate what’s worth the time and what’s paid for. The purest reaction, then, is clothing that can convince customers to part with money to put on their back.

Selling isn't a sin: Vetements

Vetements

The ’90s were all at once the best and worst time for intellectual fashion, but that’s gone down the drain now. Conglomeration of brands and companies meant that fashion as an art and a means to an end was becoming monetized. Think of LVMH, Kering and Prada group’s expansions at the time.

Today, LVMH’s brands are represented in a good half of all fashion magazines’ front bumper of ads. Louis Vuitton, Dior, Céline, Loewe, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Fendi – even jewelry and watch brands such as Bulgari, Chaumet, Hublot, TAG Heuer, etc. Kering rounds it up with Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, etc. Where did the mavericks like Helmut Lang and Martin Margiela go?

In an environment where people simply demanded more and more clothing, it became hard for such intellectually-driven and conceptual designers to continue – never mind that the clothes they designed and created were eminently wearable and beautiful. But it was tricky, because the old shows from Prada, for instance, were such subtle exercises in decryption. Meaning was layered and veiled, and it took a trained eye and mind to pick apart what exactly Mrs Prada was saying each season. Today, a collection like its FW16 vagabond girls-on-the-run one is, while beautiful, almost obvious to interpret. In recent seasons too: fast cars and sweaty glamour, stiff Stepford wives’ tailoring, duney desert travellers. They make big political and cultural statements, but they’re plain to see.

Selling isn't a sin: Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

Therein lies the problem. When fashion becomes grounds for intellectual concepts, customers get frustrated. It was famously hard for people to grasp Craig Green’s debut SS15 collection with flowing judoka quilts and banners bound to the models. But it struck a chord with the industry collective viewing the show – inspiring some tears, even. Here was a collection set against an Enya soundtrack, resplendent in creative liberty and in the luxury of time it took to craft. It was beautiful and it sold. Next season, he did a similar thing – line and silhouette were only slightly different, but there was a complete reversal in the reaction of the press. Lambasts of similarity and repetition abounded, and it became clear that the industry was on the same page as its readers’ attention spans. Never mind giving designers time to develop an idea and letting it stew, mutate, evolve and be felt out. We wanted more and more of the new.

Selling isn't a sin: Prada

Prada

So where is intellectual fashion’s place in today’s fast-paced commercial churning environment? It is a conundrum that is hard to solve. Perhaps that is why Vetements is so successful – because it makes you feel like you’re thinking and being smart about things while contributing no effort at all. Perhaps it is why Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent was such a runaway commercial success – because you didn’t have to think while wearing his clothes, you just had to partake in his vacuous vein of L.A. grungy cool. Perhaps it is why Phoebe Philo’s Céline is so influential – women don’t have to think about what they’re representing to the world because Philo’s clothing whispers refinement for them. Perhaps it is why Alessandro Michele’s Gucci is so refreshing – they’re simply fun to wear (the same, season after season) and don’t offer much by way of a political or cultural message.

I am not against any of this.

Selling isn't a sin: Jacquemus

Jacquemus

On the contrary, it is the way fashion is today, and to whine about time gone by is to be astoundingly near-sighted – rather, rear-sighted. Karl Lagerfeld has been so good for Chanel exactly because he takes to the times he lives in like a cultural sponge. There’s a respect to the historical foundations of the brand, but even more surely a perspective of today.

Selling isn't a sin: Gucci

Gucci

What I’m saying is that “commercial” isn’t necessarily a bad word. We’ve been wary of the financial beast for long enough; it’s time to be smart about it and synthesize what we know with what we want. There’s a reason designers such as Christian Lacroix went out of business despite his reign in the ’80s and ’90s in Paris: extravagance and bonanza dresses stopped becoming relevant. After sobering financial crashes, actual plane crashes and a global worldview of uncertainty, the dream was over.

Selling isn't a sin: Dries Van Nolen

Dries Van Nolen

Today, the new dream is perhaps clothes that slide right into daily life. A note: I’m not saying poorly designed and poorly made clothes with nary a thought or smarts should get a pass for being easy to buy and wear. I’m talking about fashion that has a contextual place in contemporary culture and represents a designer’s point of view. Ultimately, that’s the place of fashion: on our backs.

This article was first published in L’Officiel Singapore.

Patterns Galore SS17: Ready-to-Wear Runway Trends

Patterns Galore SS17: Ready-to-Wear Runway Trends

The Spring/Summer 2017 ready-to-wear shows have finally wrapped up, and it is time to examine the key trends as seen on the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris for the upcoming season. One thing is for certain – when it comes to pattern, it is time to be bold.

There were sequins everywhere across all four cities, as cheerful designers who had obviously all been listening to the same disco studio playlist unveiled their collections. In New York, Marc Jacobs sent models down the runway in glittery mini dresses and sparkly jackets (above) while Ralph Lauren went for a luxe vibe with slinky, clingy evening gowns that caught the light. Versus Versace shimmered through London in metallic skirts and Dolce & Gabbana doused everything, from full-length coats to hot pants, in spangle in Milan. Paris was a veritable hothouse of glitter, with Elie Saab, Nina Ricci and Kenzo just a handful of the labels to indulge their festive sides.

Patterns Galore SS17: Ready-to-Wear Runway Trends

Sequins at Dolce & Gabbana. © ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP

The sequin was often – but not always – accompanied by a stripe. The flattering concept appeared at Victoria Beckham and Phillip Lim in New York, where the vibe was sophisticated and laid-back, with Beckham using the technique to add depth and texture to her pieces. Burberry toyed with the idea in London and Gucci, Fendi and Missoni all made lines, whether vertical or horizontal, a priority in Milan. Gallic motifs also featured heavily in Paris, thanks to the classic French houses such as stripes Lanvin, Chloe, Courreges, Sonia Rykiel and John Galliano.

Patterns Galore SS17: Ready-to-Wear Runway Trends

Florals at Fendi © GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP

Unsurprisingly, there were florals blooming all over the spring catwalks, with hordes of designers channelling their optimism into sartorial blossoms. Dolce & Gabbana led the way with loud, colorful prints, followed by the Italian heavy hitters such as Prada, Fendi and Giorgio Armani. Paul Smith’s pretty collection was garden party heaven and Phillip Lim took an elegant, ladylike approach to the look, while Michael Kors’ spin on things was flirty yet demure. Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton’s approach was softer, focusing on a delicate and romantic collection of whimsical dresses inspired by the wilderness.

Michael Kors New York Fashion Week 2016

Florals at Michael Kors. © Javier Velazquez/ Michael Kors

Patterns Galore SS17: Ready-to-Wear Runway Trends

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2017

It was a mix of glam, goth and rave at Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2017 which proved to be a headline grabber. Our friends at L’Officiel Singapore chose to focus on the clothes instead of the controversial dreadlocks that the models sported down the runway as the brand closed New York Fashion Week.

To see the designs that we loved from Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2017, visit L’Officiel Singapore.

9 Outstanding AW’16 Fashion Campaigns

Over the last few weeks, we have been inundated with fashion news, from Paris Fashion Week to autumn/winter ’16 ready-to-wear and accessories campaigns and new store openings. As far as the autumn/winter 2016-2017 campaigns go, the tease is definitely on. We certainly haven’t covered all of it but happily the AFP has compiled a report on nine significant ones, in the eyes of the wire service at least.

Here then is a look at the most striking campaigns in store for the autumn/winter 2016 season.

All the hottest models of the moment have been signed up to front campaigns for big-name fashion brands this season, showcasing ready-to-wear clothing collections or various lines of accessories and footwear for autumn/winter 2016-2017.

Famous Faces

It is no surprise to see the Hadid sisters – currently among of the most in-demand models in the world – take center stage in several campaigns for autumn/winter 2016. Gigi Hadid fronts three major campaigns, for Versace, alongside Karlie Kloss, Stuart Weitzman and Max Mara accessories. Bella Hadid stars in a Givenchy campaign with a whole line-up of top models, including Irina Shayk, Lily Aldridge and Mariacarla Boscono.

Gigi Hadid for Stuart Weitzman by Mario Testino

The other star model of the moment – Kendall Jenner – is also among the famous faces signed up for autumn/winter ads. She can be seen as never before, totally transformed in a campaign for Marc Jacobs. The designer has also enlisted Cara Delevingne, Julia Nobis, Susan Sarandon, Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson.

Australian model Julia Nobis is the star of the Dior AW16-17 campaign, stepping into the role of a modern and stylish woman on the go, photographed in movement by Steven Meisel.

Other flagship ads see Anna Ewers fronting the Miu Miu campaign and Moschino sign up Anna Cleveland, Stella Tenant, Anja Rubik and Raquel Zimmermann in a campaign from Steven Meisel. Anthony Vaccarello picked the stunning Eva Herzigova as the face of his eponymous label.

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Standout Campaigns

Two campaigns stand out in particular this season, for two very different reasons. First of all, Saint Laurent has unveiled its first campaign under the creative direction of Anthony Vaccarello, giving followers a taste of what’s to come from the French fashion house. With a less rock’n’roll vibe, the black and white shots have a pared down, minimalist feel, and show the new logo against a white background. The campaign is shot by Collier Schorr.

Eva Herzigova for Anthony Vaccarello

The second standout is the autumn/winter 2016 campaign from footwear label Jimmy Choo, also celebrating the brand’s 20th anniversary. Jimmy Choo is marking the milestone with Amber Valletta, Milla Jovovich, Sasha Pivovarova, Taylor Hill, Lexi Boling, Jasmine Tookes and Xiao Wen Ju, all starring in individual campaign photos shot by Craig McDean.

Marc Jacobs Unveils Resort 2017 Collection

It must have been every print lovers dream come true to see the latest Marc Jacobs Resort 2017 collection. From animal prints to the military inspired designs and even embracing palm trees, it’s clear that Jacobs loves his prints. Sharing the love with the world, the designer sent down ensembles that were loud and uninhibited — much like the designer himself.

To read more about the collection, click here.

Fashion Week: 9 Models in the Spotlight

We shine the spotlight not on the clothes, beauty or designers; instead we take a look at the models to look out for in the upcoming seasons. Several have already made an impact in the world of fashion as we see their presence at almost every turn. Others are still flying under the radar and we can’t wait to see their talent showcased next season.

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid

A favorite of designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Olivier Rousting, Kendall Jenner was a familiar face on the runways of Paris, Milan, London and New York. Other big names that picked the 20-year-old model were Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Chanel and Bottega Veneta. Another member of Taylor Swift’s squad, the other star model of the moment Gigi Hadid walked for fewer designers than Jenner. Selecting her shows carefully, the blue-green eyed blonde model was picked by Chanel, Balmain, and Sonia Rykiel and even closed the Fenty x Puma show.

Edie Campbell

Edie Campbell

Other models that were not far behind Jenner and Hadid in their catwalk appearances were Lexi Boiling and Edie Campbell. The models were seen on the runway, walking for Prada, Marc Jacobs and Fendi amongst others. There is one model who is dubbed to be the most in demand right now and she is none other than Mica Arganaraz. The Argentinian model, with a lean figure, messed-up hair and androgynous looks is another favorite amongst designers such as Hugo Boss, Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Chloé.

Mica Arganaraz

Mica Arganaraz

But the rising star who really got fashion month buzzing was Lineisy Montero. The young Dominican was already tipped as one to watch in 2015 after an exceptional season, and her success looks set to continue into 2016. With around 30 appearances across the four fashion capitals, she’s without a doubt one of the most-booked models of the latest round of autumn/winter collection previews — if not the most-booked model. Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Lacoste, Tory Burch, J.W. Anderson, Topshop Unique, Burberry, Prada, Moschino, Etro, Diesel Black Gold, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Marni, H&M Studio and Loewe — to name but a few — all picked Lineisy Montero to show off their latest collections.

Lineisy Montero

Lineisy Montero

While notable names get our attention during Fashion Week, it is also a time for spotting new faces and observe the steady rise of up-and-coming models such as Alana Arrington, Ruth Bell and Paulina Frankowska. While not every designer books them, these models have indeed made their presence known. While Arrington opened Altuzarra’s show, Bell’s shaved head and masculine looks starred at Jason Wu, Burberry and Moschino. Polish model Frankowska also attracted attention with appearances at Prada, Mulberry, Deisel Black Gold and Marni.

Paulina Frankowska

Paulina Frankowska

Fashion Week: 5 Beauty Trends to Follow

The clothes were not the only things we kept a look out for during Fashion Week. Beauty looks and accessories draw just as much attention, and with good reason. Trends seen on the runway tend to have a major impact for the next season and if the beauty looks we’ve seen at the Fall/Winter 2016 ready-to-wear shows are any indication, drama is key.

We start with the crowning glory: The Hair. We can say goodbye to sleek hair, as designers chose big-attention grabbing hair. While Gucci in Milan featured voluminous hair, models at Rick Owens in Paris donned hair nests that some felt bordered on the conceptual. Other designers who went for the volume with the hair, was Manish Arora as he complemented his designs with crimped, wavy bouffant locks piled high.

Manish Arora at Paris Fashion Week

Manish Arora at Paris Fashion Week

Volume was not the only hair trend seen on the runways. This fall may see us take a break from the straightening irons with many such as Altazurra in New York and Giorgio Armani in Milan championing the curl. Fendi was another label to favor the look, with tight curls. One designer who put a different spin on the look was Vivienne Westwood where she pinned curls to the models’ heads for a subtle historical spin.

Fendi at Milan Fashion Week

Fendi at Milan Fashion Week

An instantly dramatic trend that some followed is that of the bleached brow. Varying levels of camouflaging and lightening were seen on the runways of Milan, London and Paris. While Armani chose to scuff out the brows of his models, Givenchy chose bleached eyebrows that seemed to appear invisible.

Irina Shayk for Givenchy's Fall/Winter 2016 collection at Paris Fashion Week.

Irina Shayk for Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection at Paris Fashion Week.

Fashion Week took a trek back in time to revisit urban grunge with the help from the extreme smokey eye. In Paris, Saint Laurent treated guests to a visually captivating beauty look with models sporting thick-winged eyeliner flicked up to the temple. Others such as Tadashi Shoji and Dries van Noten opted for a softer, smudgier interpretation that was still striking.

Saint Laurent from Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016

Saint Laurent from Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016

The last of the beauty trends was the dark lips. Glam-goth was the name of the game at Rihanna’s Fenty x Puma show in New York as models walked down the ramp with black lipstick. Marc Jacobs followed suit though designers chose to lighten it up in London with deep red tones. In Paris however, Dior and Louis Vuitton sealed the deal with the former choosing a lacquered black lip.Fenty-Rihanna-NYFW-2016

 

All images are courtesy of AFP and Saint Laurent.

Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein Rule NYC

New York Fashion Week came to a splendid finish with chic and cool designs by Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, before twisting into an elaborate Gothic dream fantasy as Marc Jacobs dealt the final blow. With the end of the event, the fashion world shifts its attention to London where Alexander McQueen makes its return on the runway.

Ralph Lauren created a playful tri-partite collection. Initial associations called to mind Oxford academics, Holmes-ian detectives and headmistresses, as opening looks featured tweed trousers, button-down cardigans, fishermen’s sweaters and double breasted blazers. But this 1970s nostalgia, or a style “effortless and sophisticated in languid menswear” gave way to what Lauren described as “the bold spirit of a cool rocker imbued with a modern romanticism”. Somber olive greens, greys and beiges segued into glimmering black, and later explosions of shiny blues and golds. It somehow bloomed as a mixture of cowboy and pirate queen. By the final transformation, the whole lineup had changed into dignified ballroom and red-carpet attire items featuring a pleated red slip dress and a satin green fishtail number, finishing with a Mikado evening dress of gold. Lauren melded glamorous masculinity with delicate femininity in a startling display.

Ralph Lauren NYFW16

The typically unfussy Calvin Klein, on the other hand, went with less of a linear narrative than usual while still preserving his status as a pioneer of contemporary urban fashion. Notable to the designs were fur collars (faux, so animal-lovers can rest easy, as seen below), shiny blacks and belts, different check patterns of plaid, and animal print in white and yellow. There was a contrast between the minimalistic and the showy as sleeker designs were placed next to ornamentations of said furs, oversized tribal pendant necklaces, and large jewels sewn on the front of silk dresses. All this was due to the vision of Brazilian creative director Francisco Costa.

Calvin Klein NYFW Faux Fur

Marc Jacobs’s collection stood for the most eclectic marriage of design elements. A quick scan would give the general idea of ‘Goth’, but the designer aimed to live up to an ideal of having “each girl, a show unto herself”. Even well-known shock dresser Lady Gaga was just one among many others. Some designs spoke like the swirling inks of an Aubrey Beardsley drawing. Others spoke like the madcap designs of Tim Burton. Some spoke in Victorian formalism, others spoke punk, and still others spoke court-jester, with somewhat impressive shoes (standouts in the whole collection really). Many of the outfits were oversized, like Gaga’s herself, which was a greyish-black coat with huge fur patches on the sleeve. Black feathers bloomed; some had lace; or even a leather jacket… Yes, even I’m grasping hard for a way to characterize exactly what kind of magic went on. It all finished off with a regal checkered fur cape worn by the eternally-pouting Queen Goth – Molly Bair.

Marc Jacobs NYFW16 Group

Even so, the show has to move on. After London, the fashion world will shift to Milan, and then Paris. Still, these three rest their laurels on this victorious display for now.

Lady Gaga Tribute to Bowie via Marc Jacobs

We have to say, we were wondering where Lady Gaga left all her wacky outfits. As much as I have loved the new Gaga, I have to admit missing Mother Monster with her unique sense of style.

Having showed off numerous creations that would have put even Willy Wonka to shame, the talented songstress recently re-visited her treasure trove of designs. Of course, instead of it being a fashion statement, her colorful ensemble was a tribute to the late legend, David Bowie at this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony.

Lady Gaga in a custom made Marc Jacobs creation

Lady Gaga in a custom Marc Jacobs creation

Her custom-made royal blue Marc Jacobs coat embellished with silver swirls, was a nod to Ziggy Stardust. Completing the look was her fiery red hair and heavy blue eye shadow. That was just the beginning of her fitting tribute. During the show, the award-winner put up a six-plus minute performance of songs from Bowie’s discography. Gaga managed to earn a standing ovation for her efforts, which saw her also wearing a Bowie inspired ivory jacket and pants — also by Marc Jacobs that were embellished with silver sequins, swarovski crystals to showcase iconic images from Bowie’s career. To top it off, she threw on a light peach feather, metallic organza and paillette boa along with two huge mood rings that would have easily taken someone’s eyes out.

The pint-sized vocal powerhouse proved that she truly was the right artist to pay tribute to someone as imaginative and daring as she is.

The image featured in the article is from AFP.

Runway Beauty Trend: Springtime Glow

It is one of the simplest looks to recreate and, accordingly, it gives you an effortless look. Realizing this, beauty brands have focused on the natural no-makeup look for spring. The make-up trend lent a touch of brightness to the spring/summer 2016 runways. The radiant glow that is the highlight of the natural look rises above all other themes to inspire major cosmetics brands for the season. Be it subtle or bold, the season sees key looks that are light, bright, fresh with luminous skin and radiant eyes.

Radiant skin, softly sculpted cheeks

This season sees plenty of brands release skin palettes with formulations and colors to bring a bright, healthy glow to spring skin. Highlighting and illuminating powders are a must-have, with the likes of Dior and Yves Saint Laurent developing complexion-enhancing shade combinations formulated to correct imperfections and enhance natural radiance. Dior’s “Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens” (SGD $94; USD $64) is a highlighting powder with an iridescent finish, whereas Yves Saint Laurent’s “Face Palette Collector Gypsy Opale” (Featured image above) combines several shades to correct imperfections and uneven skin tone (SGD $95; USD $55).

Dior's Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens

Dior’s Diorskin Nude Air Glowing Gardens

The key product in any spring 2016 makeup bag has got to be blusher. For sculpting the face and adding a rosy glow, blusher brings a final flush of healthy color to any fresh-faced look. All the major beauty brands have cheek palettes out for this season. Dr Hauschka, for example, has rebooted its “Rouge Powder Duo” compact, presented in a “Comeback” version with two pink hues that add uplifting color to the face (USD $25). Paul & Joe Beauty has two blush options to add a radiant glow to springtime skin, with “Powder Blush” for sculpting (USD $19) and “Creamy Blush” for a natural glow without highlighting pores (USD $19).

Top: Paul & Joe Beauty "Powder Blush" and "Creamy Blush" Below: Dr Hauschka's "Rouge Powder Duo" compact "Comeback" version

Top: Paul & Joe Beauty “Powder Blush” and “Creamy Blush”
Below: Dr Hauschka’s “Rouge Powder Duo” compact “Comeback” version

Eyes get pretty pastels and subtle shimmer

There are even more options out there for eyes. Brands such as Lancôme and Dior opt for pretty, spring-inspired looks, with selections of soft, subtle shades, whereas Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent go for bolder, vibrant flashes of color.

Lancôme's "Hypnôse Palette"

Lancôme’s “Hypnôse Palette”

The spring 2016 edition of Lancôme’s iconic “Hypnôse Palette” matches four subtle eye shadow shades with one brighter, stronger color (SGD $75; USD $59), whereas Dior gives eyes a bucolic vibe with pretty colors inspired by a garden in bloom. Dior Beauty’s “5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens” eyeshadow palette is available in two versions for spring 2016 – “Rose Garden” and “Blue Garden” – both offering a selection of garden-inspired shades (SGD $104; USD $68 each).

Dior Beauty's "5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens" eyeshadow palette

Dior Beauty’s “5 Couleurs Glowing Gardens” eyeshadow palette

Eyes get a more vibrant flash of color at Chanel with the “Tissé Beverly Hills” edition of the brand’s iconic “Les 4 Ombres” palette (USD $57), sporting shades inspired by the sea, vegetation and California skies.

Chanel's "Tissé Beverly Hills" edition of the "Les 4 Ombres" palette

Chanel’s “Tissé Beverly Hills” edition of the “Les 4 Ombres” palette

The look can be completed with a classic black mascara, like “Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara” from Marc Jacobs Beauty for XXL lashes (SGD $42; USD $31). Or why not add an electrifying pop of color with a brighter shade like Chanel’s “Le Volume de Chanel” mascara in “Ardent Purple” (USD $36) or Yves Saint Laurent’s “Volume Effet Faux Cils” mascara in pink or green (SGD $55; USD$37)?

Left to right: Marc Jacobs Beauty "Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara''; Chanel's "Le Volume de Chanel" mascara in "Ardent Purple" ; Yves Saint Laurent's "Volume Effet Faux Cils" mascara in pink

Left to right: Marc Jacobs Beauty “Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara”; Chanel’s “Le Volume de Chanel” mascara in “Ardent Purple” ; Yves Saint Laurent’s “Volume Effet Faux Cils” mascara in pink

Little Marc Jacobs FW15

Little Marc Jacobs Fall-Winter 2015-2016

Little Marc Jacobs FW15

This season Marc Jacobs evokes a playful spirit of adventure with a 2015-2016 A/W collection for kids aged 0-14 inspired by the world of the circus.

Boys are transformed into globe-trotters with prints that reference the circus and space in a mix of different materials (cotton, felt, fleece, leather and denim). Girls also get separates inspired by the circus theme but in a more delicate fashion with the use of traditional colors like red, blue and navy, floral and leopard prints and sequins. Young girls will also be able to dress in snake-skin sneakers recalling the designer’s famed mouse flats.

Marc Jacobs capsule collection sktech

Marc by Marc Jacobs to collaborate with Disney

Marc Jacobs capsule collection sktech

Marc by Marc Jacobs has reportedly joined forces with Walt Disney for a new range of merchandise to accompany the upcoming film “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”

The label, which will soon be discontinued and absorbed into the designer’s principal line, has named the collection “I Am Not Like Other Girls,” reports Women’s Wear Daily (WWD).

Inspired by the imagery from the movie based on the classic writings, the series will encompass accessories and clothing including sweaters, sunglasses, bags, jewelry and watches, among others, and fans can expect oversized bows, hearts and flowers to feature prominently.

Launching in November, ahead of the film’s May 2016 release, the items will cost between $60 and $400.

Alice in Wonderland

The movie, the sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 “Alice in Wonderland,” will star Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Mia Wasikowska. It will be directed by James Bobin.

According to WWD, the Alice theme will be adopted by the brand for its final holiday display windows in selected boutiques.

The final Marc by Marc Jacobs collection, its Resort 2016 series, was unveiled earlier this month.

Anthony Kiedis

Anthony Kiedis stars in Marc Jacobs AW15 campaign

Anthony Kiedis

Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis and his seven-year-old son Everly Bear have landed a spot in Marc Jacobs’ newest campaign, which also stars actress and musician Willow Smith and singer Cher.

In the photo, which was shot by photographer David Sims, Anthony bares his chest as he models a rose patterned blazer while his son is posed sitting on his lap with his arm thrown across his shoulder.

Willow Smith for Marc Jacobs

Willow Smith joins Cher as next muse for Marc Jacobs

Willow Smith for Marc Jacobs

Willow Smith has been announced as the new face of Marc Jacobs, joining Cher to front the designer’s Autumn/Winter 2015 campaign.

Posted to Facebook and Instagram, the photo, taken by David Sims, reveals a 14-year-old Smith sitting on a step ladder wearing a metallic coat, pleated skirt, and lace-up shoes.

“Beauty, style and talent know no age. It is those individuals whose creativity, unique vision, and voice inspire all of us here to create and express ourselves through our medium: fashion,” wrote Jacobs on IG.

“Photographed by David Sims, this season’s ads feature friends, each of whom evoke a sense of intrigue and inspiration and collectively provoke a true consideration for individuality.”

Cher for Marc Jacobs

Cher Is the New Face of Marc Jacobs

Cher for Marc Jacobs

Legendary singer and actress Cher is now the face of the Marc Jacobs fashion house, starring in its Fall/Winter 2015 campaign.

The first ad – shot by David Sims – shows the 69-year-old “Believe” singerl clad in an all black ensemble including a leather jacket, gown and gloves.

Jacobs clearly couldn’t be more excited for Cher’s big debut. “The amazing and beautiful CHER!” the celeb-friendly designer Instagrammed on Wednesday. “This is just the beginning…. More to come!!”

Marc by Marc Jacobs spring 2015

Marc by Marc Jacobs to be discontinued

Marc by Marc Jacobs spring 2015

Fashion line Marc by Marc Jacobs will soon be discontinued and absorbed into the designer’s principal line, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

A newly streamlined Marc Jacobs label would cover all the price points previously catered for by the two separate lines.

No clarification has been made regarding the position of the Marc by Marc Jacobs principal designers Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley. Similarly no announcement has been made regarding the brand’s boutiques.

Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2015

Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2015 campaign

Marc Jacobs Spring Summer 2015

After presenting the first images in December, Marc Jacobs has revealed its complete Spring 2015 campaign with a parade of celebrity models.

This week the American fashion brand unveiled the nine main visuals from its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, which features some of the top powerhouses of the modeling world, from Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss to Adriana Lima and Natasha Poly.

Shot by British fashion photographer David Sims, the visuals are presented in a two-page format, with a close-up of the model’s face on one side and a view of the complete silhouette on the other. Each model sports one of the messy black bob wigs seen on the Marc Jacobs runway this season.

Kendall Jenner for Marc Jacobs

The nine models are Issa Lish, Jessica Stam, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner, Natasha Poly, Adriana Lima, Anja Rubik and Anna Ewers.

The military-style pieces were styled by Katie Grand, while Guido Palau and Diane Kendal took care of hair and makeup duties, respectively.

Daisy Marc Jacobs pop-up store

Buy Marc Jacobs with a simple Tweet

Daisy Marc Jacobs pop-up store

Next weekend, shoppers in the British capital will be able to purchase the ‘ fragrance products without paying a single penny!

Located in Covent Garden, the Daisy Marc Jacobs Beauty Tweet Shop is a pop-up store that will only be open from August 15 to 17.

And while pop-up stores are nothing new, this one stands out for its unique business model. No money will change hands, as customers will pay only in “social currency,” meaning tweets with the hashtag #MJDaisyChain.

Moreover, for each day the store is open, the brand will award a Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag to the Twitter user who posts the most original tweet with the hashtag.

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To make the experience even more unforgettable, the brand is going all out with the store, where you can find beverages, a nail bar and a photo booth.

This is not the first time Marc Jacobs has tried out the concept. The designer opened a pop-up store based on the same business model in New York in February during fashion week.

Gisele Bundchen Louis Vuitton

The NN14 Bag by Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton has presented a new tribute to its former creative director Marc Jacobs with a new series of videos featuring some of his most famous muses, including Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola and Gisele Bündchen.

After unveiling images from this tribute campaign last December, Louis Vuitton has released a series of videos featuring movie stars and supermodels posing in a minimalist décor with various variations of the famous Noé bag, either in alligator leather, in smooth leather adorned with crystals, sequins, or feathers, or in the famous monogram pattern. All of the stars speak about what the bag means to them and where they would like to go with it.

For this very special campaign, Catherine Deneuve, Gisele Bündchen, Caroline de Maigret, Edie Campbell, Sofia Coppola and Fan Bingbing worked with makeup artist Pat McGrath and hair stylist Guido Palau.

The eight photo portraits, shot by Steven Meisel, can be seen in the February issues of leading women’s fashion magazines.

After several years at Louis Vuitton, Jacobs stepped down from his position as creative director last October to focus on his own brand. The designer passed the torch to Nicolas Ghesquière.