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Celebs boost booths at SIHH: Hu Ge, Amanda Seyfried, Nicholas Hoult, Daniel Brühl, Michael B. Jordan, Olivia Palermo

Filed by Lucire staff/January 15, 2019/22.07

Remy Steiner

The world’s leading watch brands are dialling things up at SIHH, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Genève, Switzerland. At Piaget’s booth, with a beach theme to help warm up visitors’ moods during a cold Swiss winter, actors Hu Ge and Michael B. Jordan, and entrepreneur Olivia Palermo checked out the company’s new jewellery and watch designs, and spoke at different times alongside CEO Chabi Nouri.
   The booth emulated a wooden deck with sand, while catering staff served cocktails and DJ Laila M’s tracks played in the background. Shine interactive windows displayed different times of the day. A VIP dinner will be served on Monday.
   Over at Jaeger-LeCoultre, Amanda Seyfried, Nicholas Hoult and Daniel Brühl were the three celebrities heading to their SIHH booth, inspired by the Vallée de Joux forest that is linked to the company’s roots. Guests could interact with artisans in watchmaking, gem-setting, enamelling and guillochage. Each celeb promoted a different watch from the range: Seyfried with the Rendez-Vous Night & Day Jewellery watch, with a 36 mm case; Hoult with the Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar; and Brühl with the Reverso Tribute Duoface during the day at SIHH, before changing into a Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel for the evening. They joined Catherine Rénier, who was appointed CEO last May.

Fabrice dall’Anese


HRH the Duchess of Sussex a surprise presenter at the Fashion Awards

Filed by Lucire staff/December 11, 2018/2.47

John Phillips

Mike Marsland/BFC

The Fashion Awards, formerly the British Fashion Awards, have become one of the fashion industry’s most celebrated nights. As usual, the British Fashion Council, which runs the event, slowly drip-fed media over the last six weeks on this year’s developments: that Jack Whitehall and Alek Wek would host on December 10 at the Royal Albert Hall; that it would honour 100 trail-blazing young creatives from around the world; Miuccia Prada would be honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award this year; Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley for the Oceans, would receive the Special Recognition Award for Innovation; and Dior men’s British designer Kim Jones would receive the Trailblazer Award.
   The disappearance of the word British in 2016 hadn’t changed much at first glance: Swarovski continued being the principal sponsor, and it remained a magnet for celebrities as well as the who’s who of fashion. New York has its Met Gala, London has the awards. There is some irony here as the awards were meant to paint London as a centre of global fashion, and for years they celebrated British culture, especially designers or personalities who had done the most to elevate the UK on to the world stage. These British Style Awards are no more, although specific awards honouring British designers continue. But from 2017, they were no longer the top awards of the evening.
   Perhaps in a UK arguing over Brexit, the abandonment of British from the Fashion Awards’ name seemed prudent. The Awards want to be seen as global and cosmopolitan, in stark contrast to Brexit which tends to look more inwardly for its strength; and if that helps British designers secure a future on the world stage, then so be it.
   This year’s celebrations saw 4,000 head to the Royal Albert Hall, with 15 awards conferred, voted by 2,000 key industry players. Five Special Recognition Awards were also given. Swarovski, of course, provided the trophies, designed by Sir David Adjaye. The company also pledged £300,000 in advance of the event to support the British Fashion Council’s Education Foundation.
   Eva Herzigová hosted the red carpet interviews this year. The arrivals were streamed live on YouTube, with an embed on the Fashion Awards’ website.
   Robert Pattinson presented Kim Jones’s Trailblazer award early in proceedings. The Urban Luxe award, presented by Dina Asher-Smith and Katarina Johnson-Thompson, was won by Virgil Abloh for Off-White. Georgian designer Demna Gvasalia for Balenciaga was named Accessories’ Designer of the Year (presented by Edie Campbell and Riz Ahmed); and Dame Vivienne Westwood was delighted to receive her Swarovski Award for Positive Change from Jerry Hall. Gucci’s Marco Bizzarri was named Business Leader this year, presented by Saoirse Ronan.
   Parley for the Oceans deserves a special mention here in Lucire, for being the organization that highlights not only the finite resource we have in our oceans, and the plastics polluting them, but for encouraging people to find ways to make some real change. Its AIR strategy (avoid plastic, intercept waste, and redesign the material) plays a part in Parley’s Ocean Plastic, a means of disrupting the plastic that winds up in the ocean. It’s a small start, and the plastic has wound up in products from Adidas, with numerous football teams making the conscious change to switch to Ocean Plastic in their kits. The Council notes that Parley’s partnership with Adidas earned over US$1,000 million in revenue. Parley also teamed up with Stella McCartney, who released footwear made from Ocean Plastic; earlier this year it collaborated with Porter magazine and Anja Rubik on a series of products made from the material.
   Doutzen Kroes, who makes very regular appearances with her active modelling career, presented the award to Parley for the Oceans’ Gutsch.
   Of the British emerging talent awards, Samuel Ross of A-Cold-Wall received the menswear award from Virgil Abloh and Winnie Harlow, and Richard Quinn received the womenswear one from Karen Elson and Matthew Healy.
   The top British awards of the night went to Craig Green for Craig Green, who was named British Designer of the Year for menswear; and to Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, named British Designer of the Year for womenswear. Poppy Delevingne presented the award to Green. As a surprise presenter, a pregnant HRH the Duchess of Sussex, the former Meghan Markle, joined Rosamund Pike in presenting the award to Waight Keller, particularly fitting given that it was Waight Keller who designed the Duchess’s wedding dress.
   In the past, the British Designer of the Year gongs would have been the culmination of the evening, but the fact that special awards came afterwards shows how the Fashion Awards have changed their focus.
   Mert & Marcus took home the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator (presented by Kate Moss and Penélope Cruz).
   Gucci was named Brand of the Year, with Lana Del Rey presenting the award; and Rita Ora presented the Model of the Year award to Kaia Gerber, who has taken her mother Cindy Crawford’s lead and entered the industry herself. Uma Thurman and British film director Steve McQueen presented Miuccia Prada’s award.
   The final award of the night was Designer of the Year—forget Britain’s place here. Last year it was Raf Simons for Calvin Klein, as the Fashion Awards redefined itself away from Britain. This year, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli received his award from Brooke Shields—the new top honour of the night.
   Entertainment was provided by Ellie Goulding (who performed ‘Natural Woman’), and Boy George (with a tribute to Judy Blame and Michael Howells) for the finalé. Fat Tony DJed the after-party.
   VIPs attending included Suzy Menkes, Asta Valentaite, Aquaria, Caroline Issa, Alice Naylor-Leyland, Roksanda Ilinčić, Emma McQuiston, Presley Gerber, Sinéad Burke, Niomi Smart, Derek Blasberg and Edie Campbell, Martha Ward, Dame Natalie Massenet, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix, Lady Amelia Windsor, Tamara Beckwith, Lily McMenamy, Jess Glynne, Laura Bailey, Alexa Chung, Jodie Kidd, Erdem Moralioglu, Alison Loehnis, Kendall Jenner, Gabrielle Caunesil, Damson Idris, Carey Mulligan, Rita Ora, Paloma Faith, Erin O’Connor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Beckham and Victoria Beckham, Martha Hunt, Jenna Coleman, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josephine Skriver, Olivia Palermo, Giles Decon, Neelam Gill, Cindy Bruna, Sara Sampaio, Arizona Muse, Suki Waterhouse, Jourdan Dunn, Georgia May Jagger, Lilah Parsons, Bianca Brandolini d’Adda and Alexandre Arnault, Michael Halpern, Naomie Harris, Hamish Bowles, Lauren Santo Domingo, Caroline Rush, Stephanie Phair, Nadja Swarovski, Saffron Vadher, Hannah Weiland, Charli Howard, Felicity Hayward, Siobhan Bell, Fran Summers, and Caroline Daur.
   Additional sponsors were American Express, Bird in Hand, Digital Domain, Getty Iamges, Lavazza, Mercedes-Benz, Rosewood London, Slingsby Gin, and YouTube.


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At the show

Mike Marsland, Tristan Fewings, Jeff Spicer, John Phillips, Joe Maher


Emily Ratajkowski, Cate Blanchett present at Green Carpet Awards; Donatella Versace, Elle Macpherson among winners

Filed by Lucire staff/September 25, 2018/10.21

This year’s Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia, held at La Scala at Milano on Sunday, saw Suzy Menkes, Elle Macpherson and Donatella Versace pick up awards, along with four Australian farmers, who were awarded the Eco Stewardship Award.
   The event was opened by Carlo Capasa, president of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, who was joined by Livia Firth, the founder of the awards, whose husband, Colin Firth, also attended.
   ‘These awards are referred to as the awards that put the heart back into the global fashion industry. We will hear stories about transformative change and real solutions for a future where fashion is finally sustainable,’ said Livia Firth.
   Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli presented the Visionary Award to Menkes, Colin Firth presented the Handprint Award to Calabria Story, and Julianne Moore presented the Art of Craftsmanship Award to the cobblers of Salvatore Ferragamo, who were joined by chairman Ferruccio Ferragamo.
   The award for Technology and Innovation went to Frumat leather, presented by Hari Nef; Elle Macpherson won the Wellness Award for WelleCo, presented by Alison Brie and Nerio Alessandri; and Halima presented the Supply Chain Innovation Award to Sourcemap.
   Actress Cate Blanchett presented the Eco Stewardship Award to Bangor Farm’s Matt and Vanessa Dunbabin, and Connewarran Farm’s Richard and Jenny Weatherly. They travelled from Tasmania to accept the award, recognizing their work in trying to regenerate and increase biocapacity and resilience.
   Petra Němcová and Emily Ratajkowski presented the CNMI Award for Community and Social Justice to Diesel’s Renzo Rosso and Tod’s Diego della Valle. Jeremy Irvine, Arnie Hammer, Desirée Bollier and Vogue Italia’s Sara Sozzani Maino presented the Franca Sozzani GCC Award for Best Emerging Designer to Gilberto Calzolari.
   Hu Bing and Stefania Rocca presented the Sustainable Producer Award to Bonotto; Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri presented the GCFA Leaders’ Award to Sinéad Burke; and supermodel Cindy Crawford presented the CNMI Award in Recognition of Sustainability bestowed to Donatella Versace, amongst rumours that she was about to sell the family business. Angela Missoni presented the Changemaker Award to Cameron Russell.
   Versace said, ‘I know it might sound obvious but we are running out of time to save our planet. If everyone did a little something to contribute, things would improve dramatically… but it’s the only way forward.’
   Guests at the event included Alessandra Ambrosio, Alison Brie, and Olivia Palermo, among others.
   The post-show supper was held at Milano’s town hall, hosted by mayor Giuseppe Sala.


Video: British Fashion Awards 2016: Gigi Hadid is model of the year, Simone Rocha and Craig Green scoop top designer honours

Filed by Cecilia Xu/December 5, 2016/23.51

British Fashion Council

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.
   Vêtements, 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 Herzigová, 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.—Cecilia Xu

British Fashion Council

Red carpet

Molly Goddard, Erdem Moralioglu, Christopher Bailey, MBE

Dame Natalie Massenet, Nadia Swarovski, Caroline Rush, CBE

Lady Gaga

Simone Rocha, Derek Blasberg, Adwoa Aboah

Eva Herzigová, Jack Whitehall, Amber Valletta, Winnie Harlow

Anya Hindmarch, Giovanna Engelbert, Laura Bailey

Julien Macdonald, Nicole Scherzinger, Jordan Kale Barrett, Hamish Bowles

Craig Green

100 Years of British Vogue

Simone Rocha

Franca Sozzani

Ralph Lauren

Molly Goddard

Bruce Weber


Marco Bizzarri

Alessandro Michele

Alexander McQueen

Demna Gvasalia

Jean Paul Gaultier reports for Swarovski


H&M Studio shows its autumn–winter 2016–17 collection at Paris Fashion Week

Filed by Lucire staff/March 3, 2016/9.23


Swedish retailer H&M showed its Studio collection for autumn–winter 2016–17 at Paris Fashion Week, at the Bourse de Commerce, last night, on a catwalk patterned after a frozen lake.
   The company says the collection was inspired by ‘strong women and the beauty of independent minds.’
   The collection had a sense of glamour mixed with Bohemian chic and Swedish folklore, with oversized coats, soft forms, ruffles, sheer fabrics, gaucho hats and cowboy boots.
   Amber Valletta, Jourdan Dunn, Freja Beha Erichsen, Ashley Graham, Soo Joo Park and Hari Nef walked the catwalk, while Emma Roberts, Ciara, Atlanta de Cadenet, Olivia Palermo, Pat Cleveland, Ashley Graham, Pernilla Tiesbaek, Suki Waterhouse, Gabriel Day Lewis, Hari Nef, Andreja Pejić and Kate Mara were among the 600 guests attending the show.
   Hennes & Mauritz’s Ann-Sofie Johansson and Margareta van den Bosch were also present for the big night.
   Music was composed by Nicolas Godin of Air, with his track, ‘Mystery Lake’, created especially for the show. A choir performed its track live at the venue.
   The collection goes on sale in 200 stores and online from September 8, 2016.



Joseph Altuzarra, Rihanna, Lupita Nyong’o, Raf Simons, Tom Ford on stage at the CFDA awards

Filed by Lucire staff/June 3, 2014/12.12

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Matteo Prandoni/

Joseph Altuzarra has been named the womenswear designer of the year, and Rihanna the fashion icon of the year, at the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) Fashion Awards, in association with Swarovski, at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center.
   Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who presented Rihanna’s award, praised the musician, calling her a style icon. ‘She proves that incredible style can take a talented young woman from a small island to the world stage and along the way spark a lot of conversation about elegance and empowerment,’ she said.
   Altuzarra received his award from Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. Other awards included the menswear designer of the year, which was won by Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow for Public School, and presented by James Marsden. The accessories’ designer of the year award was won by Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen for the Row, presented by Keri Russell.
   Tom Ford won the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Richard Buckley. The Founder’s Award in honour of Eleanor Lambert, presented by supermodel Naomi Campbell, was won by Bethann Hardison, for promoting racial diversity in the fashion industry. The media award, in honour of Eugenia Sheppard, was given to Paul Cavaco by Allure editor-in-chief Linda Wells. The international award, presented by Marion Cotillard and Dior CEO Sidney Toledano, was won by Raf Simons of Christian Dior.
   Industry stalwart Ruth Finley of the indispensable Fashion Calendar was recognized with the Board of Directors’ Tribute, presented by CFDA president Diane von Fürstenberg.
   As chief sponsor, Swarovksi presented three awards for emerging talent, to Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters for Creatures of the Wind in the womenswear category; to Tim Coppens for menswear; and to Irene Neuwirth for accessory design.
   Michael Kors paid tribute to Annabel Tollman, L’Wren Scott, and Art Ortenberg who had passed in the previous year.
   Scholarships were awarded to Yi Deng, Drexel University (Geoffrey Beene Design Scholar), Carmela Osorio Lugo, Savannah College of Art & Design (Liz Claiborne Design Scholar), and Franky Tran, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (CFDA–Teen Vogue Scholar, in partnership with Target).
   ‘Tonight, we celebrated creativity, experience, and conviction by honoring the diversity and vibrancy of individuals who define the influence of the fashion industry,’ said von Fürstenberg.
   ‘It’s been an honour to partner with the CFDA in celebrating the very best in American fashion for thirteen incredible years, and the creativity of the award winners never fails to amaze. We are especially pleased to support the industry’s next generation through the Swarovski Awards. It’s a privilege to help these dazzling young talents evolve and realize their visions as they take the next steps in their careers,’ said Nadja Swarovski, member of the Swarovski executive board.
   Celebrities present included Anna Chlumsky, Bernadette Peters, Blake Lively, Bridget Moynahan, Brie Larson, Busy Phillips, Chris Kattan, Cicely Tyson, Emmy Rossum, Gia Coppola, Jaime King, Jennifer Hudson, Leilani Bishop, Olivia Wilde, Sophia Bush, Suki Waterhouse, Zoe Kazan, Zoey Deutch, Alessandra Ambrosio, Amy Fine Collins, Andrew Bolton, Andrew Saffir, Anja Rubik, Anne V., Bee Shaffer, Brad Goreski, Caroline Trentini, Chanel Iman, Chrissy Teigen, Coco Rocha, Constance Jablonski, Derek Blasberg, Dree Hemingway, Fei Fei Sun, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Harley Viera Newton, Heidi Klum, Hilary Rhoda, Iman, Jamie Bochert, Jen Brill, Jessica Stam, Jessica Joffe, Joan Smalls, John Demsey, Karen Elson, Karlie Kloss, Karolína Kurková, Leigh Lezark, Liya Kebede, Malgosia Bela, Olivia Palermo, Tyson Beckford, Vanessa Traina, Victor Cruz, and Victoria Traina.
   The show, hosted by Brad Goreski, will be webcast on on June 3 at 11 a.m. EDT.
   Lexus, MAC Cosmetics, Veuve Clicquot, Maestro Dobel and Intel were also sponsors of the event.

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Red carpet





Tom Ford

Bethann Hardison

Blake Lively


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