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Simone Rocha is H&M’s next designer collaboration

Filed by Lucire staff/January 14, 2021/15.28




H&M

London-based Irish designer Simone Rocha is the next collaborator with H&M, with a collection launching March 11, comprising clothing for women, men and children—the first time Rocha has completed a collection for the entire family. Each category includes a full wardrobe. Also under the Simone Rocha × H&M banner are jewellery and pearl-embellished footwear.
   As with previous designers, the collection makes references to previous work, especially Rocha’s mixed heritage of Hong Kong and Ireland, but with new twists.
   H&M says in a release, ‘We see glimmers of Tudor courtiers, wild florals, portraits and photographs, dolls and trinkets. There is tartan, beading, florals, pinks, reds, and bespoke fabrications, developed in-house, exclusively for this collaboration.’
   The launch date coincides with Rocha’s 10th anniversary.
   â€˜I am so thrilled to be working with H&M on this very special collection,’ she says. ‘It truly is a celebration of the signatures of my brand, and the influences that have shaped me. As a designer, and as a customer, I’ve been such a fan of the H&M collaboration concept. Margiela, Alber Elbaz, Comme des Garçons—it’s such an amazing list of alumni to be a part of.’
   Rocha says she is pleased that she can offer her designs to a wider audience, and for those who may have missed a piece the first time.
   Ann-Sofie Johansson, creative adviser for Hennes & Mauritz, adds, ‘Simone Rocha has been on the H&M wish list for some time. This collaboration offers a new audience the chance to own a very special piece of design history. All of us at H&M have been so inspired to work with a female designer who spends so much time thinking about contemporary femininity, and womanhood, and who is so committed to excellence in craft and design, from the process of developing special fabrications, to pushing silhouettes, shapes and embellishments. Every garment within this collection is unique, special and the result of years of work and meticulous research.’
   Daisy Edgar-Jones, Adwon and Jesewa Aboah, Robbie Spencer, and Tess McMillan appear in the campaign.


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Luna Novias shows youthful 2021 bridal collection

Filed by Lucire staff/January 12, 2021/11.19





Xavi Gordo

Luna Novias, one of the brands of the Rosa Clará company, has shown its 2021 collection of bridal fashion.
   Aimed at those who want classic styles with a younger bent, the 2021 line features a mermaid silhouette, including in chiffon, combined with floral lace bodies and trails with sheer sections. Lace is inlaid at the waist, the sides, the sleeves and the back.
   There are also lace mermaid dresses with corset-style bodies, lace inlays, beaded straps and feathered details on the sleeves, for those who prefer something more conventional. There is also a mermaid dress with a full tulle skirt and see-through-look lace body and open back.
   Luna Novias also offers the princess style for 2021, with a tulle skirt and crêpe body; voluminous skirts with crinolines; and plain and Mikado styles with drop sleeves, irregular ties and a cut-out neckline.
   Xavi Gordo photographed the campaign in Barcelona.

















Xavi Gordo

 


Lily-Rose Depp stars in Chanel cruise 2020–1 Balade en Méditerranée promotion

Filed by Lucire staff/November 23, 2020/3.38



Chanel’s promotions pass on to another generation, with Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Vanessa Paradis, helming the promotion for its cruise 2020–1 collection, Balade en Méditerranée, on sale from November 23.
   The campaign, shot in June near Paris, was photographed by Karim Sadi.
   Depp said, ‘As well as for a vacation, this collection is very easy to wear in your daily life. It’s very wearable and effortlessly chic.
   â€˜What I think is really special is that everything is so mix-and-matchable.’
   She can see herself taking the collection with her on holiday in the French Riviera, and likes the tweed tops, pants and skirts in the collection.
   Acknowledging the times, Depp says some of these items could complement what one already has in the wardrobe.
   The one accessory that resonates with her the most is the small basket bags, which she feels is reminiscent of ‘going on vacation and having a little beach basket’; and the sunglasses, which ‘allow me to read in the sun.’
   She also praises Virginie Viard, the house’s artistic director, whom she has known for many years. ‘I adore her. She has an elegance and a grace about her that’s very characteristic of the Chanel woman. It’s evident in everything she does.’
   The video below shows Depp behind the scenes on her shoot.










 


Intimissimi shows staples for autumn–winter 2020–1

Filed by Lucire staff/November 20, 2020/6.20





Above: Intimissimi’s cashmere looks for autumn–winter 2020–1.

Intimissimi has shown its staples for autumn–winter 2020–1, with designs that can be worn year-wound. There are two series: an ultra-light cashmere range, and a wool–silk blend range.
   The cashmere range is extremely soft and can be worn next to the skin. There are four basic styles, and they can be paired with a casual jacket, a cardigan, or jeans. A long shirt is modelled on a men’s style, but with an injection of femininity. A high-necked cashmere sweater can be complemented by a thicker one during colder weather.
   The wool–silk blend range sees 85 per cent wool, 15 per cent silk, and is available in either a plain or ribbed knit. The designs are inspired by sportswear and include a long-sleeved polo shirt, a high-neck sweater, a deep V-neck shirt, a V-neck knitted vest, and a classic round-neck sweater.
   The range is now available at Intimissimi stores, official websites and select Tmall stores.





Above: Designs in the warmer wool–silk blend.

 


Jessica Clarke models Ruby’s resort 2020–1 collection, Tides

Filed by Lucire staff/November 10, 2020/10.31



There are bursts of colours with Ruby’s resort 2020 collection, featuring ’70s-inspired prints, knitwear, and fruity shades, as worn by international model Jessica Clarke. The collection, dubbed Tides, is, says creative director Deanna Didovich, ‘a reflection of my emotions, the ebb and flow of waves … I have felt confined and overwhelmed with change in 2020, which are feelings I am sure others can relate to too.’
   She adds, ‘Resort is a pivotal collection of our year; it’s us ending the year on the best note possible. I wanted Tides to feel free, nostalgic and sentimental. It’s all about silhouettes that accentuate the body’s natural curves and colours that are charming and optimistic.’
   Tides is refreshingly bold when it comes to its shades—bright green, papaya, yellow, and purple among them—as well as a striking zig-zag print in the Portia style (top, pants and bandeau dress). The Portia print is in a GOTS-certified cotton, while we love the calmness of the Waves blue marle knit (in cardigan, long sleeve top or midi-skirt). Think linen, lightweight cotton and breathable materials.
   The collection is available from November 20 at rubynz.com and at Ruby retailers.













 


Naersi closes China Fashion Week with Water Cube spectacular

Filed by Lucire staff/November 3, 2020/9.38

EEKA Fashion Holdings’ brand Naersi closed China Fashion Week with its spring–summer 2021 25°Lan show at Beijing’s Water Cube, the National Aquatics’ Centre. The show also marked the brand’s 25th anniversary, and was attended by celebrities, fashion editors, and the industry’s movers and shakers.
   In another sign of China’s post-COVID-19 rebound, the show featured 60 models on a 138 m long catwalk, with a 26 m by 6 m screen, plus an additional eight screens, showing the action to the audience.
   VIPs included actresses 韓雪 (Han Xue, or Cecilia Han) and 蔣夢婕 (Jiang Mengjie), singing duo Xiaohua Wu, artist Li Siyu, Chinese media boss and fashion week chair Su Mang, and media expert Zhang Xiaodong.
   Naersi’s collection was divided into four themes: futuristic commuters (with designs adopting blue film technology fabrics), ‘E’ cube (the use of digitalization and digital patterns), print–trace (inspired by Shenzhen’s architecture), and decoding the future (using a yellow theme, signifying healing in a post-pandemic world).





 


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