MANIFESTO

#63

CHANGE OF SPACE

STRIKE A POSE

2021.10.05

CHANEL SS22
WOMENSWEAR

Chanel celebrates the 80s joie de vivre with a parade of essential pieces re-worked from Karl’s archive. An ode to the past and an invite to live the present to the fullest.

“Because fashion is about clothes, models and photographers. Karl Lagerfeld used to photograph the CHANEL campaigns himself. Today, I call upon photographers. I love the way that they see CHANEL. It supports and inspires me.”

-Virginie Viard

For Chanel Spring/ Summer 2022 the duo Inez & Vinoodh realised a series of five films featuring muses of the Maison all repeating the same gesture, a camera in hand. A gesture which turns out to be key to the inspiration that led Creative Director Virginie Viard in the development of the collection. Indeed she reveals: “It’s a magical object and a sexy gesture, which evokes so many memories. I used to love the sound of flashbulbs going off at the shows in the eighties, when the models were on a raised runway. I wanted to recapture that emotion.”
On Grand Palais Éphémère’ catwalk we saw a parade of very essential bathing suits in gold or white with black trimmings. Short dresses in pink or mauve tweed, fishnet skirts, jackets embellished with multicolour crochet and denim suits. Prints, soft quilted bags and large chains all enhanced that 80’s vibe the collection winked to. The joie de vivre and the amusement of the models walking the show felt palpable even for those who watched it from a screen who, all of a sudden, felt this uncontrollable need to rock life! J’adore!

MFW

ROME MEETS LONDON IN FENDI

2024.02.22

London nonchalance meets Roman freedom in the FW 24 FENDI collection, where utility becomes a statement of intent. Modern, comfortable clothes are inspired by British culture for visual and textile theatrical research.

Gucci

Milano Burgundy

2023.12.15

Gucci celebrates its connection with Milan through the reopening of the historic 1951 boutique in Monte Napoleone, capturing the essence of the maison in a solid and reasoned red. Shades between burgundy and cardinal accompany the spatial concepts of Lucio Fontana, as well as the fluid lines of Cassina and Minotti.

PAUL KOOIKER

FASHION

2023.11.21

Art Paper Edition publishes a 10-chapter story called Fashion, where Paul Kooiker’s eye tries to articulate his personal horizon on contemporary fashion.

FASHION

A CREATIVE PATH

2023.11.17

24 years old Hubert de Givenchy founded the brand of the same name and some seventy years have passed since then, which are finely recounted in the Maison’s only monograph through original catwalk photographs.

SL RIVE DROIT

THRILL ME

2023.10.26

Saint Laurent Rive Droite presents THRILL ME, a selection of limited edition products designed by Anthony Vaccarello. The collection is an enticing mix of dark elegance and avant-garde design.