“Obsession,” the Aleem Yusuf Spring/Summer 2020 collection, brought fine detail and fashionable flair to the Couture Paris Fashion Week runway this January season. Like most of the designer’s personally-influenced work, this season brings about a fashionable tribute to his home city of Melbourne, Australia. Combined with the classic French catwalk backdrop, the new offerings showcased sophisticated colors and exquisite attention to detail.
“Like a rose, ‘Obsession’ explores the layers of love, individuality and beauty as well as their transparent fragility,” the brand shared in a post-show press release. “‘Obsession’ seeks to explore the complexity of these layers. With further inspiration from the feminine form, ‘Obsession’ ultimately captures a woman’s innate sensual, delicate essence with layers of sheer contrasts revealing her inner strength and beauty.”
“‘Obsession’ also showcases the traditions of couture – the cut and drape of exquisite fabric, age-old techniques and attention to detail,” the designer added about the show. “Couture, like a rose, can be beautiful, fierce and fragile. It deserves our utmost respect.”
Each gown in the SS20 collection brings traditional elements – like florals, lace, and classic colors – to a modern client, who may be looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding dress, sleek jumpsuit, or other iconic evening wear.
Click through the gallery below to view runway photos from the Aleem Yusuf Spring/Summer 2020 show at Couture Paris Fashion Week.
During this Spring/Summer 2020 show season of Couture Paris Fashion Week in France, luxury Swiss watch designer Maurice Lacroixteamed up with a good friend and fellow designer, Strasbourg-based Adeline Ziliox, to present a new collection of some standout accessories. One newly-launched wristwatch style, the Masterpiece Embrace, features a blue aventurine dial, while another is composed of a striking white mother of pearl face. In addition, three versions of the Fiaba Moonphase watch style complemented Ziliox’s colorful runway looks, including a trendy two-toned design.
The Zurich-centered Maurice Lacroix brand described the moment as “a collection in which the inspiration of the Strasbourg designer was the source of life, a meeting of the elements,” according to a press statement.
The show celebrated the commonality of fashion and watchmaking, blending the best of both worlds together in one seamless show.
“Thus each outfit featured embroidery that subtly designed emotional landscapes, but also plays on transparency to illustrate the rhythm of life,” the designer shared. “Thus, in an eighteenth-century-style decor of the private mansion Le Marois in Paris, each model walked on the catwalk dressed in theatrical outfits with novelties by Maurice Lacroix on its wrist.”
The latest wristwatch styles were created to give shoppers versatility, and the chance to showcase their personal style through their timepieces.
“A duo of novelties for a myriad of possibilities since through these two models, each woman will find the watch that reflects her personality,” the designer shared in a post-show notes recap via Stéphane Waser, Managing Director of Maurice Lacroix.
These accessories blend classic craftsmanship, innovation, and personality-driven fashion moments – the true future of fashion technology.
Click through the gallery below to view runway photos from the Maurice Lacroix Spring/Summer 2020 collection presentation at Couture Paris Fashion Week.
The exciting Adeline Ziliox Spring/Summer 2020 collection took to the catwalk during this January’s season of Couture Paris Fashion Week in France. Full of dramatic details and striking silhouettes, there were stylish experimentations at every turn. This season, the designer was particuarly inspired by the idea of “sources,” and all of the potential applications of the word – from the origin of a river, to the person or place which energy begins.
“Like pure water spouting out of the mother Earth and flowing down the rocks covered of moss in a virgin forest, the sources are several,” the brand shared in a post-show release. “They can be made with joy or sadness, with happiness, inspiration, life, energy…The source of the life is the origin of the new collection by Adeline Ziliox.”
Inspired by several natural elements, this collection also serves as a reminder that the fashion industry needs to turn to more eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable practices.
“This inexhaustible source, inside all of us… an interpretation as much spiritual as in the reality of the moment which we’re living on our planet,” the release explained. “This planet we must protect, as we must take care of our inner source. The mix of the elements like water and ground reflects the associations of the fabrics, the work on the empty and the full like our life tempo, the embroideries like emotional landscapes…Always in an eco-friendly approach and involved in the future of our planet, Adeline Ziliox uses only French know-hows, short courses for restraining the ecological impact, and fabrics like embroideries made by hand in her French ateliers.”
Click through the gallery below to view runway photos from the Adeline Ziliox Spring/Summer 2020 collection presentation at Couture Paris Fashion Week.
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Anti-Valentine’s Day, or you’re simply just going out with your girls, any night out should be an excuse to get dolled up and try out some flirty and daring new looks. We have gathered a list of some of our favorite makeup styles by some of your favorite social media influencers to wear this February 14. You’re guaranteed to be a showstopper during your night out with these colorful and glam Valentine’s Day makeup looks.
There’s something so sweet and romantic about a rose gold look for Valentine’s Day. Desi Perkins created this angelic look by pairing the Kathleenlights Dream St. Palette on the eyes and Atole gloss by Iluvsarahii, both being a collaboration with ColourPop.
If you’re staying away from the pinks and bright reds with your Valentine’s Day makeup, then this auburn tone is a nice alternative. Katy is using Dose of Colors eyeshadow palette in Sassy Sienna, Laura Geller’s blush in Sunswept, a dual finish highlight in Radiant Rose by Lancôme.
You could never go wrong with a strong red lip and a golden bronze on Valentine’s Day. To achieve Amra‘s look, use a palette with shimmering neutral-tones, and a highlight to keep you glowing all night long. Of course, don’t forget your favorite colored red lipstick!
Ditch the smokey eye and amplify your look with the cut-crease eyeshadow technique. Start your cut crease from the middle of the eye lid to the outer corners into a “V” shape. Karen chose her transition colors from KathleenLights x Colourpop’s Dream St Palette. Pair your new eye look with a mauve blush and a nude colored lipstick to complete your look!
Nicole is giving us major barbie vibes, and all you need is a pop of pink! Nicole went light on her makeup look making the lips the center of attention. Use a matte neutral tone eyeshadow on the lid, eyeliner based on your preference and eye shape, gold glitter eyeshadow stick on the bottom set of lashes, a good layer of mascara, and of course the Anastasia Beverly Hills lipstick in Party Pink.
Pretty and minimalistic for those who don’t like caking on the makeup, you can opt for a more subtle look without going over the top. You can use neutral tones on the lid with a mauve color on the out er corners of the eye, a winged eyeliner, mascara, and your favorite light pink lipstick. For a rosy look, you can wear a light pink or peach toned blush.
Shayla is slaying these peachy vibes. If you can’t choose between doing a red lip or a nude, go for a peach tone instead. You get the boldness you want, yet it’s still slightly subtle to go along with any of your Valentine’s Day makeup looks. You can achieve Shayla’s look with a matte mauve and peach tone eyeshadow such as Too Faced’s Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette,Bobbi Brown’s liquid eyeliner, Huda Beauty’s Scarlett eyelashes, and Makeup Forever’s blush.
This warm, shimmery look is easy to recreate and perfect to enhance all eye colors. Nikkie is using Morphe’s39A Palette for her orange-copper tone eyes, paired with a Smashbox red lip in Carat Stick that also has an orange undertone.
Gunmetal eyes and a nude lip color are all you need to pull off this soft glam Valentine’s Day makeup look. The gunmetal eyeshadow gives you the bold appearance you’re looking for while the nude lips, soft highlighter, and peachy blush give you the effortless glam you’re striving for.
Full on drama for the experienced makeup enthusiast. To achieve this heavy cut-crease plum and cranberry eye look, use Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette. Find something with a flat edge that you can use to draw the outer line of the eyeshadow, shade the lid with a pink or cranberry tone eyeshadow and then fill the outer corners with a dark plum eyeshadow, and blend out. Then pack on a gold or rose tone metallic glitter on the lid and inner corner of eyes. Pair it with a dark burgundy lipstick, and mauve toned pink blush, and you’re ready to go on date night in your fully transformed look!
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The La Metamorphose Spring/Summer 2020 collection made its opulent debut during this January’s season of Couture Paris Fashion Week in France. The gorgeous new range, titled “Les Couleurs de l’Âme,” features a breathtaking selection of gauzy gowns, flowing frocks, and sophisticated silk evening wear. Elegant embroidery and feminine ruffles – of feathers, tulle, and drapery – are standout couture elements found throughout the collection.
Of course, a special curated mix of vibrant colors and light pastels steal the show in this SS20 presentation: an ode to “The Colors of the Soul.” From pretty pinks and spring-ready lilacs to jewel tones like emerald green and punchy purple, there’s a shade for every fashion sense.
We have no doubt you’ll be mesmerized by this sensational catwalk collection!
Click through the gallery below to view runway photos from the La Metamorphose Spring/Summer 2020 collection presentation at Couture Paris Fashion Week.
The Ziad Nakad Spring/Summer 2020 collection, titled “Atlantis,” made its grand debut on the Couture Paris Fashion Week runways. Each sparkling and breathtaking gown in the SS20 range exhibits a fierce, warrior-inspired power alongside soft and fluid waterlike movement – perfectly shown during an under the sea-themed catwalk presentation in France.
“The idea of Atlantis — the ‘lost’ island subcontinent often idealized as an advanced, utopian society holding wisdom that could bring world peace — has captivated dreamers, occultists and New Agers for generations,” the brand shared in its runway show notes. “Ziad Nakad imagines, for his Spring Summer 2020 Couture collection, the Modern Day Warrior Princesse.”
“The celebration of fierceness, softness, determination, ingenuity and compassion that makes up the Modern Day Warrior Princess is electric and eclectic: tulle, silk and taffeta mixed with organza and chiffon emphasize the mermaid silhouettes,” Ziad Nakad shared. “The Modern Day Warrior Princesses have been able to play to the strength of being female, to celebrate their femininity, not to shy away from it or downplay it: crystals, beads, feathers, all handmade details, are underlining all shades of blue, water green, sun yellow, peach and gold. A hymn to sensuality, as fluid as the sea and as bright as the sun.”
Click through the gallery below to view runway photos from the Ziad Nakad Spring/Summer 2020 collection presentation at Couture Paris Fashion Week.
The contemporary Li-Ning Fall/Winter 2020/2021 collection made its runway debut during the Paris Fashion Week Menswear event in France over the weekend. The sporty and trendy athletic wear line, created by accomplished Chinese Olympian Li Ning, is celebrating its 30-year brand anniversary this season. To commemorate the occasion, iconic actor and martial artist Jackie Chang was spotlighted as a special model on the sportswear brand’s runway.
Filled with great accessories and athletic street styles, the show itself was full of futuristic elements, while paying tribute to the label’s rich heritage.
“The brand’s 30th anniversary sets into motion a far-reaching series of new collaborations and associations within the worlds of fashion and contemporary art, the latter of which is represented in Li-Ning’s three-year patronage, beginning in January 2020, of Paris’ renowned cultural institution the Centre Pompidou,” the brand shared in a press release. “With a focus on live performance, the program seeks to crystallize the partners’ shared belief in the unifying nature of experience and the power of art in creating exchange.”
“For the show, Li-Ning creates the effect of a shifting 3-D urban landscape—the Pompidou illuminated in a matrix-like grid constructed of scaffolding, neon, pixelated LED screens, and monitors displaying 8-bit content reminiscent of ’80s video games along side various vintage video footage,” the brand explained of the futuristic show. The games and videos play, glitch, and “break down” then loop again, highlighting the season’s innate clash between lo-fi and hi-fi… Models walked the Pompidou to a roughly collaged soundtrack that flickered between underground dance music, new wave hits, and ambient sounds of city bustling streets.”
Special guests at the star-studded show included Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Stefano Pilati,MJ Harper, and Honey Dijon.
Click through the gallery below to view photos from the Li-Ning Fall/Winter 2020/2021 runway presentation at Paris Fashion Week Men’s, plus front row and red carpet snaps.
The Gucci brand and Walt Disney‘s iconic Mickey Mouse have quite the history together. The delightful cartoon character of all of our collective childhood has appeared on the designer’s fashion and accessory launches of past, present, and future. And now, the new Gucci Mickey Mouse collection is going to help us welcome in the new Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat.
This appropriately-themed capsule from the Gucci Cruise 2020 collection by Alessandro Michele comes in timing with the Lunar New Year, which will be celebrated on January 25, 2020.
For the collection’s campaign, Gucci tapped brand ambassador and actress Ni Ni, poet and stylist Zoë Bleu, and actor Earl Cave to shoot lookbook images at Disneyland. All of the stars got to meet Disney characters, ride theme park rides, and visit all kinds of colorful park attractions while showing off their festive New Year gear.
The ready-to-wear range is all about creative accessories, like printed handbags, cartoon-adorned sneakers, and colorful scarves. There are also beautiful printed separates, cozy (and retro-inspired) knit sweaters, and logo sweatshirts that pay tribute to Mickey Mouse in style.
The full Gucci Mickey Mouse range will launch online on January 3, and be available at select brand stores and retailers worldwide.
Click through the gallery below to view photos of the Gucci Mickey Mouse collection for Chinese New Year.
This Lunar New Year will be celebrated on Saturday, January 25, 2020, and the Burberry fashion house is already commemorating the occasion with a specialedition Burberry Chinese New Year capsule collection by Riccardo Tisci. This Lunar New Year will mark the Year of the Rat, so the designer label’s newest fashion and accessories launches for men, women, and children are directly inspired by the Chinese zodiac.
Burberry calls this exciting winter range “a vibrant celebration in red – heralding joy, health and happiness for the Year of the Rat.”
The collection is all about “refined tailoring and fresh iterations of our iconic sneaker, the Union, and Lola, our runway bag,” according to the brand. It also features silk scarves, stylish handbags, quilted backpacks, logo baseball caps, sleek blouses and suits, and more standout pieces.
In addition to original illustrations like new zodiac-themed artwork, and elegant touches of that signature Burberry plaid striping, the collection includes several pieces adorned with a limited-edition version of the Thomas Burberry monogram. It features one of Tisci’s favorite symbols, a five-pointed star.
For the season’s campaign, Burberry tapped 27-year-old Chinese actress and designer brand ambassador Zhou Dongyu to star alongside models He Cong and Liang Jjiyuan. The full collection is now available to shop in select boutiques and on the brand’s website.
Click through the gallery below to view photos of the Burberry Chinese New Year collection items.
To see more from the Burberry Chinese New Year collection, be sure to check out the brand’s latest video campaign below.
The PUMA fashion family officially has a new celebrity face for 2020! The sportswear label has confirmed that 23-year-old South Korean signer, rapper, and dancer Kang Daniel is the new brand ambassador for PUMA Korea.
“We felt Kang Daniel had various charms because of his professionalism and passion on stage as an artist, and his innocence and brightness as he interacts with his fans off stage,” the brand announced in a translated press statement. “His unique optimistic energy will fit well various styles such as sporty, street, and formal. His unique trendiness and character fits well with PUMA.”
In addition to the endorsement news confirmation, PUMA shared a first look at Kang Daniel’s first official campaign photos. In the images, the star poses coolly with a custom Puma x Kang Daniel “KD” logo, wearing a coordinating logo sweatshirt and sweatpants with trendy white and gray kicks.
PUMA is a great addition to the singer’s growing fashion repertoire: he has previously modeled for Givenchy Beauty and Calvin Klein Jeans, and created a popular luggage collaboration with Rimowa. We have no doubt that he’ll bring his all to this exciting partnership.
The full PUMA x Kang Daniel campaign is set to release everywhere online on January 17, 2020 – and we’ll definitely be looking out to see more!
In the mean time, press play on the video below to get a further sneak peek into what’s ahead.