Bottega Veneta created a bag especially for Russia
The Padded Cassette bag, first presented in the Bottega Veneta fall-winter 2019/20 collection, appeared in Russia in pistachio color. The palette was spied on by the Italian brand's creative director Daniel Lee in the works of American artist Ellsworth Kelly and in the exhibition of Raphael's masterpieces at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, while the design of the bag is inspired by car interiors of the 1970s. The Padded Cassette is made of hand-woven calfskin quilted stripes and complemented by triangular metal fittings that act as a logo, imitating the letter V. The bag can be bought in the brand's Moscow boutiques, TsUM and DLT.
The Padded Cassette Bag, Bottega Veneta, pistachio color © press office
Brunello Cucinelli announced participation in the next Pitti Uomo exhibition
Pitti Immagine has revealed details of the next Pitti Uomo men's fashion show, which will take place online on the dedicated Pitti Connect platform on January 12-14 and offline in parallel with Milan Fashion Week on February 21-23. The exhibition will open with a preview of the Brunello Cucinelli Fall-Winter 2021/22 collection. The brand will broadcast live from the village of Solomeo in the Umbria region, where the brand's headquarters and production are located. The completely new Brunello Cucinelli collection will be on display in February.
“The collaboration, which will start with a special digital event and continue in the physical, in the traditional Pitti Uomo venue - the Fortezza da Basso, is a kind of manifesto for a common project that we propose to exhibitors,” says Rafaello Napoleone, CEO Pitti Immagine. - This project has a strong symbolic value. We took all the measures necessary to open the exhibition in an offline format, with the confidence that the epidemiological situation will be under control in February. Brunello Cucinelli expresses his desire to be together in this extremely difficult moment for the fashion industry and to look forward with greater determination to the next season."
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Nike topped the ranking of the most visited sites in the world
SEMrush, an e-commerce analyst firm, has published a ranking of the most visited sites for fashion brands, WWD reports. The first place was taken by Nike, whose traffic in 2020 grew by 30% relative to the previous one. According to experts, an average of 146.8 million people visit nike.com.
Following Nike in the ranking is Turkish clothing, accessories and household goods manufacturer Trendyol.com with an average monthly traffic of 117 million, which is 39% more than last year. The third place was taken by the H&M website (112 million), the fourth - Macy's (97 million), the fifth - Zara (85 million). Fernando Angulo, head of communications at SEMrush, linked the significant increase in traffic to electronic platforms to the coronavirus pandemic. “Shopping on the Internet has become a habit for many,” WWD quotes him.
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Giorgio Armani announced a partnership with Parmigiani Fleurier
Italian brand Giorgio Armani has teamed up with Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier to create a model that will go on sale in November 2021. The watches, which will be released under the Giorgio Armani brand, will be hand-made at Parmigiani Fleurier factories and numbered.
“Collaboration with Parmigiani Fleurier is organic and natural. We share a passion for excellence and are in constant search of beauty as a universal exponent of timeless values. The watch collection is the quintessence of my aspirations, woven from clear lines and exquisite materials and materialized in unique pieces. I believe that an object that exudes aesthetic perfection, quality and craft spirit is designed to last forever,”comments designer Giorgio Armani.
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Valentino opened an updated boutique in Barvikha Luxury Village
Renewed Valentino boutique has opened in Barvikha Luxury Village. As the representatives of the Italian brand emphasize, this is an important milestone in the development of the company's international retail network and an example of an innovative concept developed by the creative director of Valentino Pierpaolo Piccioli. “This is no longer just a showroom, but a space that, unlike a traditional boutique, presupposes a new architectural format for shopping,” the press release said.
In a space of 554 sq. m presents the entire assortment of men's and women's collections by Valentino: clothes, shoes and accessories. Attention to them is emphasized with a laconic, but not boring design. These are marble floors, walls decorated in mosaic technique, and furniture made of wood and brass. They also reflect the core values of the brand: classic style, craft art and romanticism.
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Miu Miu has released a collection of recycled vintage dresses
The Upcycled by Miu Miu project is a collection of dresses from the 1930s to the 1980s, collected in shops and markets for vintage clothing and redesigned by an Italian brand. Miu Miu has retained the memory of the original pieces, but has supplemented them with signature embroidery and decorations, such as a satin bow, crystal neckline and white silk crepe collar. Upcycled by Miu Miu dresses are presented in nine boutiques of the brand in Milan, London, Paris, New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, St. Moritz and Moscow.
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Tommy Hilfiger launches Tommy's Drop Shop
The Tommy's Drop Shop initiative empowers people from all walks of life to create capsule collections for the American brand. Each will consist of gender-neutral hoodies and t-shirts made from 100% organic or recycled cotton and available in a maximum of 500 pieces. This is in line with the brand's mission to create fashion that doesn’t deny new ideas, but also doesn’t waste resources.
The first participants in the project were avant-garde artists Johnny Banger, Magomed Dovzhenko and Toby Evans. Banger added an upside-down Tommy Jeans flag, an old rave flyer, and an image of the blue and red Tommy Hilfiger gloves once worn by R&B singer Alia. Dovzhenko made psychedelic drawings and graffiti, including a huge smiling heart inspired by a lava lamp. And finally, Evans, through prints, talked about what paths Tommy Hilfiger could have gone if he had not become a designer. You can buy hoodies and t-shirts from Tommy Hilfiger.
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Alexander Terekhov presented the first collection of virtual clothes
Alexander Terekhov has joined the pool of Russian brands creating virtual clothes. In this he was helped by the designer and author of the first sold digital outfit in Russia, Regina Turbina, who opened the replicant.fashion marketplace in May. Alexander Terekhov's digital looks were not created from scratch - these are digitized dresses from the fall-winter 2020/21 collection. Virtual clothing has a similar iridescent décor and signature butterfly print, the only difference being that it's environmentally friendly. To buy dresses - ideal for those who do not have the strength to dress up for the New Year, but who want to post beautiful photos on social networks - visit replicant.fashion.
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Monochrome made a hoodie in the main colors of 2021 by Pantone
The Russian brand Monochrome has presented its second collaboration with the Pantone Color Institute. It focuses on the main colors of 2021, which the organization named on December 9, Illuminating 13-0647 and Ultimate Gray 17-5104. The yellow hoodies, which convey strength and hope, and the gray hoodies, symbolizing reliability and confidence, will go on sale in late December on Monochrome's website and store. There you can also buy items from the brand's previous collaboration with Pantone, made in the main color of the outgoing year - classic blue.
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St. Friday Socks revealed a collaboration with Little Big
Hosiery brand St. Friday Socks has released a joint collection with Little Big, the teaser of which was the pre-New Year video "S * ck My D * ck 2020". It includes three pairs of socks dedicated to the difficult year of 2020: for example, one of the models is adorned with the words “Never repeat” and “Never forget”. Not without a typical Christmas design: images of deer, trees, snowflakes and Santa Claus, who, however, looks like the Grinch, the thief of Christmas. You can buy socks on the St. Friday Socks: one pair will cost 499 rubles, a set of three pairs - 1190 rubles.
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