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Reebok partners with National Geographic on new collection

Filed by Lucire staff/September 9, 2021/14.20





Reebok has partnered with National Geographic on a collection, which will retail from September 23, 10 a.m. US EST at reebok.com/national_geographic, with Unlocked members getting early access from September 16.
   The designs are inspired by National Geographic’s stories, and the range spans footwear for the entire family, including kids’ silhouettes that begin from US$50.
   Reebok collaborated with two National Geographic explorers and wildlife advocates, ecologist Dr Rae Wynn-Grant and photographer Matthieu Paley.
   Wynn-Grant said in a release, ‘Shoes are the ultimate portal into exploration. They provide protection as we travel through new terrains, but also, over time they often tell amazing stories about the journeys we’ve taken and the experiences we’ve went through.
   ‘I was thrilled to join Reebok and National Geographic to not only shine a light on the incredible environments that inspired the collection but to also provide inspiration for future exploration.’
   There are Club C and Classic Leather designs for children, while adult silhouettes, from US$80, include the Club C Revenge Legacy, Club C, Classic Leather Legacy AZ, Floatride Energy 3 Adventure, and the flagship (US$140) Nano X1 Adventure. Each silhouette features a unique QR code on the tongue taking the consumer into the world that inspired that particular design, with 360-degree immersive videos and perspectives. Children’s models have fun facts on the inner tongue about the shoe’s habitat theme.






 


Iris Apfel celebrates her 100th with H&M announcing collaboration with the fashion icon

Filed by Lucire staff//14.13



Courtesy Hennes & Mauritz

As Tweeted by us earlier in the week, fashion icon Iris Apfel has turned 100—and guess who is the next H&M collaborator?
   On Thursday, during New York Fashion Week, the Swedish retail giant will celebrate Apfel’s 100th birthday and launch the Iris Apfel × H&M collection, which will hit stores on- and offline in early 2022.
   The new collection features eclectic dresses, coordinating sets, floral suits, tiered ruffle dresses, printed dresses, jewellery and accessories, celebrating Apfel’s own æsthetic of bright colours and layers, and feeling good. All materials are recycled or sustainably sourced, and every item has been made with circularity in mind, says H&M.
   ‘With this collaboration, we are celebrating a unique and extraordinary woman and her creative and audacious style. She shows that style is ageless and keeps encouraging people to show who they are with fashion—and to have fun at the same time,’ said Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M’s creative adviser. ‘Iris epitomizes personal style—a style that is both beautifully flamboyant and eclectic as well as being totally ageless. She shows what fashion is all about—a means to express yourself, who you are or want to be and having fun at the same time—a true inspirer!’
   ‘The collection is playful, opulent and rich with vibrant colours, vivid prints and opulent fabric choices. The look is indulgent with a more-is-more attitude and crowned by over-the-top jewellery, which is very much a signum for Iris.’
   Apfel says, ‘Style is not about spending a lot of money. It’s not about what or who you wear, but how you feel when wearing something. Style is about self-expression and, above all, attitude.’
   She adds, ‘I think that H&M is a fabulous outfit worldwide and absolute pioneers in their field—which I love! I love doing high style at affordable prices, which H&M has mastered!’

 


In brief: Amehra’s Italian sustainable footwear; Neiman Marcus’s fall campaign; Fashion Awards date announced

Filed by Yuriko Shiratori/August 13, 2021/4.35




Top: A close-up of an Amehra design. Centre row and above: Images from Neiman Marcus’s fall 2021 campaign.

Amehra is a luxury creative footwear brand created by the visions of Persian-American brother and sister, businessman Arash Arabian and creative director Mehrnoush Arabian. Amehra’s designs are carefully designed through distinct silhouettes, vibrant colours and intricate details. With a strong background in supply chain, retail and ecommerce, the duo aims to merge sustainability with chic luxury designs.
   As well as a focus on sustainability, Amehra’s designs are modern, detailed and quality, creating a new standard of footwear artistry. Pieces such as the Bella sandal, constructed of GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) peach satin and light peach crystals; the Avenue slingback in a yellow and black zebra print; as well as Amehra’s signature style Amore sandal, combining to create a modern collection that reflects luxury and functionality.

Neiman Marcus has launched a campaign for autumn 2021, called Re-introduce Yourself, based around the theme of people re-emerging from COVID-19 restrictions and sharing what they have learned.
   The campaign has been shot in Art Omi’s sculpture and architecture part in upstate New York, the Million Air runway in Dallas, and in the studio. The campaign video breaks in mid-August and has been directed by Anaïs Larocca and produced in partnership with the Mill.
   Neiman Marcus is also bringing back The Book, with the latest edition featuring interviews with Gabriella Hearst of Chloé and Virgil Abloh of Off-White and Louis Vuitton.

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has released the date of its highly anticipated Fashion Awards 2021. They take place on Monday, November 29 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The Fashion Awards 2021 will celebrate important figures who have had great impact on the fashion industry, warmly inviting brands, creatives, designers, artists and tastemakers to come together.
   Following the same format as last year’s awards, the Fashion Awards will honour and celebrate the category of Leaders of Change; figures and brands in the fashion industry that have created positive change in the categories of environment, people, community and craftsmanship, and creativity and culture. Other awards on the night include special recognition awards, such as the Outstanding Achievement Award, the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator and Fashion Icon. The nominations for these awards are determined by a panel made up of over 800 key members of the international fashion industry, which will commence in September.
   The Fashion Awards will also help fundraise for the BFC Foundation, which advocates for the growth and success of the British fashion industry through education, grant-giving and business mentoring. The Fashion Awards were able to raise £1·7 million for the BFC Foundation in 2020–1, as well as support 33 designers and numerous students through financial support grants and mentoring. The Fashion Awards anticipates to continue to support and promote growth of the fashion industry, whilst recognizing its influential figures.—Yuriko Shiratori and Lucire staff

 


Chanel Iman is the new ambassador for Smile Train

Filed by Yuriko Shiratori/July 27, 2021/14.24

Internationally renowned model Chanel Iman has recently been appointed as the first celebrity ambassador for Smile Train, the largest global cleft organization. As a former Victoria’s Secret Angel and mother of two, Iman aims to raise awareness for cleft treatment and support mothers raising children born with clefts. Through advocating for cleft treatment, Iman hopes to bring to light the obstacles mothers face when raising children with clefts as well as uplift them globally via solidarity.
   Smile Train has focused on global sustainable solutions for over 21 years, helping over 1·5 million children so that those with clefts are able to enjoy life to the fullest. Smile Train is provide free cleft surgery by local medical professionals through funding, training and various resources. According to Smile Train’s senior director of public relations, Nijha Diggs, ‘We believe Chanel will be the perfect voice to captivate diverse audiences surrounding the journey a cleft mother embarks on.’ She is expected to highlight the long and often harsh journey of cleft surgery recovery, including bullying, extra emotional support and speech therapy. With Iman’s own experiences as a mother and her international platform, Smile Train hopes their partnership will raise awareness so cleft treatment can continue to become more accessible to mothers in the future.—Yuriko Shiratori

 


Festival de Cannes 2021: a trimmed-down AmFAR gala

Filed by Lucire staff/July 18, 2021/0.45





Dave Benett/AmFAR; Andreas Rentz/AmFAR; Samir Hussein

The AmFAR gala is always the social highlight of the Festival de Cannes, though this year’s, the 27th, was far more low-key, with guest numbers at 400 rather than the usual 900, and strict COVID-19 protocols in place.
   Global campaign chair Sharon Stone (in custom Dolce & Gabbana) played host, while Alicia Keys (in Chanel prêt-à-porter and Chanel haute joaillerie) performed live, at the outdoor affair held at the Villa Eilenroc in Antibes.
   Carine Roitfeld curated a live fashion show as part of this year’s charity auction.
   Guests included Stella Maxwell (in Atelier Versace), Kat Graham (in Nicolas Jebran), Nina Dobrev (in Mônot), Regina King (in Schiaparelli), Bella Thorne (in Miu Miu), Nicolas Maury (in Chanel), Rachel Brosnahan (in Vivienne Westwood), Lyna Khoudri (in Chanel), Vicky Krieps (in Chanel), Marina Ruy Barbosa (in Mônot), Dylan Penn (in Chanel), Lola Nicon (in Chanel), and stylist Jenke Ahmed Tailly (in Chanel).
   Prior to the 2021 event, the Cannes gala had raised over US$235 million in the fight against Aids.
   Photocalls and premières as the 2021 Cannes Film Festival closed saw Jeanne Balibar and Vicky Krieps in Chanel on day 11; Sharon Stone in Dolce & Gabbana, Maggie Gyllenhaal in Gucci, Gemma Chan in Oscar de la Renta, Leila Bekhti in Dior, Rosamund Pike in Dior, Mati Diop and Lyna Khoudri in Chanel, Adèle Exarchopoulos in Jacquemus, and Tilda Swinton in Schiaparelli, on the final day.
   Julia Ducournau won the Palme d’Or for her movie Titane, and wore Chanel as she accepted the honour. She is only the second female director to take home the prize.












Dave Benett/AmFAR; Andreas Rentz/AmFAR; Samir Hussein; courtesy AmFAR










Andreas Rentz; Pascal le Segretain; courtesy labels

 


Made out of What?!: a digital magazine considers sustainability and style

Filed by Lucire staff/July 12, 2021/16.43

How to merge sustainable vision and fashion? A tough call, and many are still rushing at the answer. A few years ago the American art visionary Denise Domergue established a not-for-profit to engage the first half of that question in the context of art.
   The Made Out of What?! initiative has mounted exhibitions, sponsored artist work, and created a library of informative videos highlighting how artists have engaged and embraced the concept of circular economy. To date they’ve launched a global movement, even going so far as to build an exhibit pavilion in the centre of NYC’s Times Square, a temporary structure made from repurposed materials which attracted global attention. Now a quarterly digital magazine from MOOW tracks the project’s progress.
   The current issue addresses sustainability and style, a topic dear to the hearts of Lucire readers. You can view and download the issue here.
   More importantly, participation, a donation or membership in support of the foundation’s work will make a difference in helping to reimagine Planet Earth in the shape we all would like to see.—Stanley Moss, Travel Editor

 


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