Triumph has hired top photographer Rankin to shoot its springâ€“summer 2017 lingerie campaign, with Australian model Jessica Hart its main face for the season.
Triumph says the season marks a new creative direction, though the message isn’t dissimilar to its previous one: women should be able to find the correct intimate apparel to fit them. The brand has continued to use its Find the One message.
There is more of an acknowledgement that women have many roles in their lives, and that Triumph can fit every occasion.
Rankin said of the campaign, ‘The images are modern, accessible and incredibly confident. We’re really pushing the fact that it’s not just for the “perfect” women. Triumph is for every woman and every woman can wear Triumph and feel really confident in it.’
On Jessica Hart, Rankin said, ‘She is the sort of person I’ve always wanted to photograph. I love empowered women and she’s really empowered.’
Hart said, ‘It’s a really cool new look and I’m super excited to be part of itâ€”representing this playful side of Triumph that speaks to all women. Triumph understands that women play so many roles in their everyday lifeâ€”we’re fascinating creatures! A huge part of being yourself is feeling comfortable. One day you might feel more like being cozy and supported, another you might want to feel sexy and strong. The exceptional fit and comfort of Triumph products lets you be whoever you want to be and that’s something I really love.’
Top: National Gallery of Victoria and House of Dior announce House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture at NGV International, opening August 2017. At the media announcement on Friday, Sandra Sundelin, Alejandra Zuluaga, Ella Bond, Maddison Lukes, and Bela Pelacio Hazewinkel model various Dior designs. Above: Ella Bond models the Dior bar suit from the springâ€“summer 1947 haute couture collection, Maddison Lukes wears the Francis Poulenc dress from the springâ€“summer 1950 haute couture collection, and Bela Pelacio Hazewinkel the Abandon dress from the autumnâ€“winter 1948â€“9 collection.
Above, from top: Christian Dior adjusts the accessories to the Zaire dress, on his star model Victoire, during rehearsal for the autumnâ€“winter 1954â€“5 haute couture show. Christian Dior and model, c. 1950. From the media announcement, Ella Bond in the Dior bar suit from the springâ€“summer 1947 haute couture collection. Sandra Sundelin models the Dior Embuscade suit from the autumnâ€“winter 1950â€“1 haute couture collection and Alejandra Zuluaga the Gruau gown from the autumnâ€“winter 1949â€“50 haute couture collection. Alejandra Zuluaga in the Gruau gown from the autumnâ€“winter 1949â€“50 haute couture collection and Maddison Lukes in the Francis Poulenc dress from the springâ€“summer 1950 haute couture collection. Maddison Lukes wears Dior’s Francis Poulenc dress from his springâ€“summer 1950 haute couture collection.
In a room of 4,000 outstanding individuals, designers, supermodels and stars, the 2016 British Fashion Awards took place in London tonight. With many renowned and iconic designers such as Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and Donatella Versace present, as well as the new and upcoming, the show sure was a varietal and multifarious mix.
Of the top awards of the night, Craig Green won the British Menswear Designer Award, while Simone Rocha won the British Womenswear Designer Award, and Alexander McQueen won the dominant British Brand of the Year award.
David Beckham presented the Outstanding Achievement Award to Ralph Lauren, a celebratory award to the individual for their significant contribution to the global fashion industry. Gigi Hadid scooped her sister Bella and best friend Kendall Jenner in the International Model of the Year Award, a defining and prestigious award so it was no surprise to see emotions on stage as she accepted the honour.
Jaden and Willow Smith were surprised with the New Fashion Icon award; with no nomination prior, the award comes as a revelation on the night.
My personal adoration this year was for Gucci, so it came as no surprise to see Alessandro Michele take home the Accessories’ Designer of the Year award. With such a rich and flamboyant collection for Gucci in 2016, this prestige was well deserved, don’t we all agree? Gucci, all in all, has done extremely well this year as a wrap, as the brand sweeps away two awards, with Marco Bizzarri taking the International Business Leader award.
VÃªtements, an urban and streetwear brand that has been taking Instagram by storm, and the likes of the youth especially in Asia this year, won the award for International Urban Luxury Brand.
Britain’s Emerging Talent Award was taken by Molly Goddard, Franca Sozzani won the Swarovski Award for Positive Change, Bruce Weber, as announced earlier, was honoured with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator, and the International Ready-to-Wear Designer was taken by Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga. And last but not least, 100 Years of British Vogue took the Special Recognition Award of 2016.
VIPs attending included David Gandy, Molly Goddard, Erdem Moralioglu, Christopher Bailey, MBE, Nicole Scherzinger, Derek Blasberg, Adwoa Aboah, David and Victoria Beckham, Jack Whitehall, Karlie Kloss, Lily Donaldson, Vivienne Westwood, Nadja Swarovski, Abbey Clancy, Jourdan Dunn, Olivia Palermo, Eva HerzigovÃ¡, Winnie Harlow, Anya Hindmarch, Giovanna Engelbert, Laura Bailey, Julien Macdonald, Jordan Kale Barrett, Hamish Bowles, and Lady Gaga. The British Fashion Council’s Dame Natalie Massenet and Caroline Rush looked like stars as they walked the red carpet.â€”Cecilia Xu
British Fashion Council
Molly Goddard, Erdem Moralioglu, Christopher Bailey, MBE
Make Up For Ever has announced an artistic collaboration with iconic superstar and artist Jessie J, to advocate and celebrate self-expression through make-up.
â€˜Life is a stage’ is what Make Up For Ever believes in: that people are the artists of their own lives, and this was the driving force behind the #Iamanartist campaign with Jessie J.
â€˜I enjoy revealing different parts of my personality in my look which makes Make Up For Ever such a great partner,’ said Jessie J. ‘The core of the brand is what I am about: creating characters to showcase who you are, exploring and expressing yourself in the way you want through make-up, colours and energy. I definitely feel that my make-up reflects how I feel whether you want to do just a lip or a full-blown smoky eye, your mood can be reflected in your make-upÂ and this is why “Life is a stage”!’
The collaboration is introduced with Jessie J covering Frankie Valli’s original song ‘Can’t Take My Eyes off You’ in a new video directed by Rankin. Sammy Mourabit has created her make-up in upcoming visuals and videos.
The campaign’s purpose is to ignite the artistic spirit, inviting make-up enthusiasts to get creative, and express themselves throughout the year with the hashtag #Iamanartist, uniting them in a community of inspired individuals.
Founded in 1984 by make-up artist Dany Sanz, Make Up Forever offers a wide collection of vivid colours, face and body foundations, and expert artisan formulas.â€”Cecilia Xu
Could you be the next Marc Jacobs Beauty social media sensation? Marc Jacobs utilizes its famous hashtag #castmemarc once again open to the world, and this time it’s all about beauty.
Marc Jacobs is a fun, vibrant and youthful brand, encouraging young people to push the boundaries in fashion and beauty. This is what the campaign is all about: to see how their global participants create their own style and become inspired, by anything.
Applicants over the age of 18 simply need to post a video on Instagram telling Marc what inspires them in beauty and fashion, and why Marc himself should pick them. Don’t forget to add #castmemarc on your videos to be considered. Entries are open until Friday, December 16, 2016 (11.59 p.m. PST).
In January 2017, 10 finalists will be flown to NYC to record a make-up application video for Marc and his judging panel, where Marc himself will then select three final artists to be apart of the spring 2017 #beautymarc video series. In addition to this, the chosen winners will each receive a year’s supply of Marc Jacobs Beauty products, invitations to all Marc Jacobs influencer events throughout 2017, and a MJ wardrobe and accessories’ allowance.
Get hash-tagging #castmemarc!â€”Cecilia Xu
Above, from top:Meistens Mozart. An excerpt from Political Mother. Pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty.
The New Zealand School of Danceâ€™s Graduation Season once again brings an expertly executed programme, mixing genres from classical to modern to experimental. Among the programme tonight were three premières: Helgi Tomassonâ€™s Meistens Mozart was performed for the first time in New Zealand, while Amber Hainesâ€™s Incant and Jiři Bubeničekâ€™s Dance Gallantries received their world premières on opening night of the season at Te Whaea. Meistens Mozart started the evening and showed that, with the right arrangement and choreography, the German language could be made cheerful. Songs by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Bernhard Flies and Jakob Haibel, sung by the Tölzer Boysâ€™ Choir, accompanied the six dancers, the standout of whom was George Liang. Liang had previously been at Canadaâ€™s National Ballet School, and we had seen him perform last month at the Republic of Chinaâ€™s National Day celebration. There were no opening-night jitters from any of the six, who instantly transported us to an alpine society, celebrating springtime love, courtship and playfulness.
The all-male He Taongaâ€”a Gift was an energetic and intense performance where drumbeats from Whirimako Blackâ€™s â€˜Torete te Kioreâ€™ soundtrack sparked sudden moves, a demonstration of control and strength from the 14 dancers. Choreographed by Taiaroa Royal and Taane Mete, He Taonga was created for the School in 2009 and reprised tonight.
Opening the second section, Laura Crawford and Yuri Marques were like delicate dolls in their pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty, Act III, with the choreography after Marius Petipa. Marilyn Rowe, OBE staged and coached, while Qi Huan was répétiteur. This was a tough ballet piece to get right and the pair got stronger as they performed, gaining confidence and drawing us into their romance.
Taking a complete tangent into modern dance was the solo performance of Glitch, a new work from NZSD tutor Victoria Columbus, whose talents we most recently saw at the World of Wearable Art, where she serves as director of choreography. The movements themselves were created by graduate Connor Masseurs, who performed the dance, playing the part of a “glitching” robotic man short-circuiting on stage with skilful, shuddering movements. Masseurs completely absorbed us with his solo: it wasnâ€™t just his limbs that Masseurs controlled, he extended the idea to facial movements, inventively finding new ways to glitch. Masseurs first performed the dance at the Grand Théâtre at the Maison de la Culture de Tahiti as part of a gala at the Académie de Danse Annie Fayn. Incant was mysterious, brooding, and ethereal: this all-female work saw dancers come together to generate new shapes, conveying to us notions of clouds, trees in a forest, or tunnels, at times passing a lit sphere between them. Hainesâ€™s choreography was meant to question traditional notions of beauty and got us successfully focusing on the collective moves of the dancers. â€˜This world,â€™ she notes in the programme, â€˜invokes a mesmerizing state of collective consciousness and celebrates the power and luminous beauty of shared intention.â€™ A captivating work, it ended the second set of dances. Dance Gallantries was another more traditional work, with 10 dancers telling more playful stories of romance, complemented by Otto Bubeničekâ€™s colourful costume design and solo violin music by J. S. Bach.
A group of 12 performed an extract from Political Mother, the eveningâ€™s one political work with jarring music and clever choreography by Hofesh Shechter. A couple merrily folk-dances in a town square, happy to be part of their society, but are they genuinely happy or manipulated by the state? Their expressions seem to suggest the latter, fooled into believing that all is well and happy in their naïveté. The action moves on to a prison, where the music is muffled and dancers ape being restrained by either arms or ankles. The final scene, with a large group of dancers back in the town, show that the entire society has succumbed to the illusion, raising their arms in acceptance. It makes you question about the times we live in, and whether intellectual discourse is suppressed in favour of simpler ideas, a population told to be happy without really knowing why.
Finally, Tchaikovskyâ€™s music from The Nutcracker was excerpted for the upbeat Tempo di Valse, with the NZSD returning to a ballet to finish the evening. The â€˜Waltz of the Flowersâ€™ was instantly recognizable, the 15 dancers showing classical movements. Nadine Tyson choreographed, while the colourful traditional costumes were designed by Donna Jefferis.
Depending on the show, the pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty may be replaced by Jack Carterâ€™s Pas de deux romantique, with music by Rossini; while Glitch may give way to The Wanderer, choreographed by Columbus and perforned by Liang.
The season runs from November 16 to 26 at Te Whaea in Wellington, New Zealand, with prices ranging from NZ$18 to NZ$33. Tickets can be booked at the New Zealand School of Dance, or online at nzschoolofdance.ac.nz/book-tickets. Weâ€™d rate it another must-see, especially to catch some rising starsâ€”we understand that some are off overseas, already snatched up by dance companies.â€”Jack Yan, Publisher
Above: Gigi Hadid appears in a new film for Stuart Weitzman, promoting a boot named in her honour.
Gigi Hadid’s been donning boxing gloves a lot this monthâ€”first in a promotion for Reebok, where she says she found solace in fitnessâ€”and now in a film for Stuart Weitzman, directed by James Franco, shot at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, NY.
The film, entitled (and presumably hashtagged) #Doitright, promotes the Gigi boot, a new design with a stacked heel, metallic eyelets, duo-toned laces and a detailed collar. The bootie is available in soft croco-calf leather and in two metallics (in iron and copper), retailing exclusively at Stuart Weitzman retailers and websites from US$565. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack by Martin Solveig and Tkay Maidza.
Unlike the Reebok promos, Hadid wears the Gigi boot in the boxing ring.
The well known model boxes as part of her fitness regimen. The campaign is being released globally.
Stuart Weitzman has also committed to build three schools, one each in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos, during the autumn 2016 season.