The Lanc√īme brand started in perfumes before branching out into the wide range of skin care and cosmetics, but now Mellerio dits Meller has taken it as an inspiration to create high jewellery.
The famed jeweller, founded in 1613, has created a design to adorn 80 flasks of the limited-edition La vie est belle extrait de parfum that celebrate Lanc√īme’s 80th anniversary.
After designing the first, it now has to replicate it another 79 times, a task that it believes it is unlikely to have undertaken before.
Mellerio explains that it paid special tribute to Lanc√īme founder Armand Petitjean, who personally created numerous beauty accessories between the 1920s and 1940s, including beauty boxes, lipsticks and powder cases. In the Lanc√īme archives are drawings featuring a rock crystal cream jar inlaid with precious stones, dating back to the 1850s.
‚ÄėMellerio reinterpreted the wings of liberty, the organza bow draped around the neck of the bottle ‚ÄúLa vie est belle‚ÄĚ, to create a pink gold coated silver piece (vermeil). Several wings are pierced, others are chiselled, inspired from a motif found in Lanc√īme‚Äôs archives, and the final ones are polished with the ‚Äúmirror‚ÄĚ technique, one of the three traditional metal treatment processes, used in jewellery. This ornament highlights the sublime glass smile dreamt up by Armand Petitjean and created in 2012 for ‚ÄúLa Vie est belle‚ÄĚ, using the latest glass-making techniques,’ it noted in a release.
The 80 flasks will be sold worldwide, with six bottles in France at the Printemps Haussmann from November 5.
Pureology has released its new co-washing collection in New Zealand, with a range that promises to cleanse while softening and conditioning the hair.
Its new Cleansing Conditioners, which Pureology says will preserve colour vibrancy, soften hair and improve elasticity, provide 25 per cent cleansing and 75 per cent conditioning, in three gentle treatments for colour-treated hair.
There are three formulas: Hydrate, for dry colour-treated hair, featuring rosemary extract to nourish and soften; Strength Cure, for damaged colour-treated hair, with Asta-Repair to fortify and restore hair fibre; and Smooth Perfection, for frizz-prone, colour-treated hair, featuring camellia oil to smooth and control frizz.
Hydrate and Strength Cure are available now, with Smooth Perfection following in November.
Pureology is also releasing its Colour Fanatic Deep Conditioning Masque (right), a deep-conditioning treatment product for damaged, colour-treated hair, which primes, protects and perfects hair, according to the company.
Retail price is NZ$43 each, available from Pureology salons and stockists nationwide.
US retailer Cole Haan has teamed up with high-performance apparel brand Mountain Hardwear in a multi-season partnership, creating the ZeroGrand Outerwear collection.
Launched this week, Cole Haan has released a campaign featuring mountaineers Cheyne Lempe and Angie Payne scaling New York skyscrapers, photographed by Alan Clarke.
The campaign blends the idea of urban fashion with rugged function, and is inspired by the idea of ‘Proven on the mountain, refined for the city.’
The new range features six outerwear pieces and one backpack. The women’s styles are the ZeroGrand Funnel parka, Down jacket and Metro coat while the ZeroGrand Commuter jacket, Trench coat and Motoring coat are offered in the men’s range. The ZeroGrand Commuter pack features a black-out pocket with composite aluminium sheathing to prevent electronic transmission, meant to keep devices protected both literally and virtually, making them hacker-proof. It also features an internal and external umbrella stash and a removable waterproof bag within.
The same fabrics and insulation that Mountain Hardwear uses for its core range are adopted here, although the design and construction are for the fashion, not outdoor, market. Mountain Hardwear’s lightweight, waterproof and breathable Dry Q Stretch Ozonic shell fabric is used along with 800-fill Q Shield water-resistant down and Thermal Q √Člite, a proprietary synthetic insulation.
In a release, David Maddocks, Cole Haan chief marketing officer and GM of business development, said, ‘This partnership is built on a common understanding of style and innovation. Our ZeroGrand footwear is the pinnacle expression of the kind of elegant innovation Cole Haan is famous for. When we wanted to marry our style sensibility with the very best in engineered garments, we went to Mountain Hardwear. Our consumers are looking for style and functionality without sacrificing one over the other. We worked together to create a revolutionary line of smart products for everyday needs.’
Robert Fry, global director of product merchandising and design at Mountain Hardwear, noted, ‘Our designers usually solve problems to save lives and maximize experience for outdoor athletes. With Cole Haan, we were presented with a different problem: how do you keep a hard-driving, fast moving urban explorer warm, dry and protected without slowing them down or asking them to compromise style?’
Additional items bearing the ZeroGrand name made by others include the X Blunt XS Metro umbrella, the X S’well water bottle, and the X Fisher Space Pen. Footwear and a women’s Stagedoor handbag collection complete the range, which hit Cole Haan stores, including its website, on Tuesday. Mountain Hardwear will also retail the Outwear range through direct-to-consumer sales in the US.
September 29‚Äôs Ikea Fashion Show at Moda di Milano (hashtagged both #IKEAfashion and #IKEAtemporary) showcased work from two designers who collaborated with the Swedish-founded furniture conglomerate.
‚ÄėWith a number of new collections that have been developed in collaboration with fashion designers, Ikea is stepping into new territory‚ÄĒone from which we can learn a lot,‚Äô according to the company.
Giltig by Katie Eary and Sv√§rtan by Martin Bergstr√∂m will see their collections retailed in 2016, but they received a boost in profile thanks to their appearance at one of the top fashion weeks in the world.
For us, the first thing that came to mind when seeing Ikea fashion was Stefan Engeseth‚Äôs (below right) prediction, published in Lucire first last year, and later in Style.com, the Daily Mail, The Guardian and Flare, plus a number of newspapers and news websites: that fashion should be Ikea‚Äôs next industry.
At the time, Ikea had no such plans officially, but it isn‚Äôt surprising to see another one of Engeseth‚Äôs predictions come true. He came up with the idea of Coca-Cola being served through taps at home before Coke itself actually trialled that idea, plus another, over 15 years ago, on how cellphones could connect two strangers, albeit not through an app.
We wrote: ‚ÄėEngeseth says that Ikea‚Äôs expertise lends itself easily to the world of apparel ‚Ä¶
‚ÄėHe believes that fashion is in a repetitive cycle, stuck in history and needing renewal.
‚ÄėIkea could offer both complete apparel items and composite parts that customers could assemble themselves, says Mr Engeseth. The parts could be ‚Äútailored‚ÄĚ at home in inventive ways without the need for complex sewing.‚Äô
Last year, Lucire publisher Jack Yan added, ‚ÄėThis taps in to its existing fan base, and just as importantly, Ikea can make full use of its channels, outmanŇďuvring many existing fashion labels. Ikea has an international retail base and it has distribution down to a fine art.‚Äô
When we asked him about the Ikea show in Milano yesterday, he had his reservations about some of the designs, but stated, ‚ÄėIt‚Äôs good that Ikea takes its first step into fashion, and rewarding to see them developing the concept more now.‚Äô
He was also buoyed by seeing that, after the show, Ikea‚Äôs official Twitter account went back to his blog post late last year about Ikea fashion, and ‚Äúfavourited‚ÄĚ a Tweet about it. Engeseth even preempted the hashtag used back in 2014.
There‚Äôs no sign that Ikea fashion will be in a composite format, ready for its customers to assemble, but Engeseth appears to have been right that the brand would extend itself into the new segment.
David Beckham opened Adidas’s Dubai Homecourt flagship store on Tuesday, delighting the thousands of fans who had ventured to the Mall of the Emirates to get a glimpse of the football star.
Beckham personally welcomed 50 winners of an Instagram competition, who were individually greeted and photographed, and some managed selfies with the footballer.
The 375 m¬≤ store is designed to bring a more authentic in-store experience, says Adidas. The store features the Arena Fa√ßade, which resembles an entrance gate, welcoming each visitor with a “sound shower” of cheering fans as one enters; a Team Room, a large fitting area and social space allowing shoppers to try on products; and the Shoebase, a bar with an interactive table and two touch-screens connected to the Adidas website to help customers select a product.
Those present included Adidas directors and vice-presidents from the Middle East and North Africa regions: Osman Ayaz, Jason Thomas, Tushar Goculdas, Jad Chouman, and Siddarth Jham.
Beckham said, ‘I always love coming to Dubai‚ÄĒit‚Äôs a special place that‚Äôs constantly evolving, just like Adidas and their stores. Spending some time here today, it was great to get a sense of the energy people have for sport. In Dubai I‚Äôve met people from all around the world who are united in their passion for sport.’
Fans can find more on social media at facebook.com/adidasfootballMena and @adidasmena on Twitter and Instagram.
Izabel Goulart in Georges Hobeika, at the premi√®re of Ice and the Sky, on May 24, 2015. Jewellery by de Grisogono.
At the 72nd Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica in Venezia, on September 4, 2015, Yvonne Sci√≤ wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch. Photographed by Sebastiano Pessina.
Tilda Swinton at Chanel cruise 2015‚Äď16 in Seoul, photographed by Aldo Castoldi. Full story at http://lucire.com/insider/20150505/chanel-shows-cruise-2015-16-in-seoul-with-gisele-bundchen-kristen-stewart-razane-jammal-shin-hye-park-alma-jodorowsky/
Niamh Adkins attends the New York premi√®re of Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, at the AMC Lincoln Square IMAX theatre in New York, NY on July 27, 2015. Photographed by Aurora Rose.
Taylor Swift poses in the press room during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photographed by Jason Merritt.
Dita von Teese visits the Avakian suite during the 68th Cannes Film Festival at the Carlton Hotel on May 23, 2015 in Cannes, France.
Giorgia Surina at the Hotel Villa Laguna during the 72nd Venice Film Festival, September 6, 2015. Photographed by Annalisa Flori/Getty Images.
Fan Bingbing wears Ralph & Russo spring‚Äďsummer 2015 couture to the Chopard Trophy Party at the 2015 Festival de Cannes, on May 16, 2015. The white silk cr√®pe off-the-shoulder fishtail gown features cascading silk organza and gazar ruffles.
Sara Sampaio attends the New York premi√®re of Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, at the AMC Lincoln Square IMAX theatre in New York, NY on July 27, 2015. Photographed by Aurora Rose.
Suki Waterhouse arrives at the Amazon Fashion Photography Studio launch party, in London, July 23, 2015. Photographed by David M. Benett/Getty Images.
Taeyang at Chanel cruise 2015‚Äď16 in Seoul, photographed by Aldo Castoldi. Full story at http://lucire.com/insider/20150505/chanel-shows-cruise-2015-16-in-seoul-with-gisele-bundchen-kristen-stewart-razane-jammal-shin-hye-park-alma-jodorowsky/