News-Ticker: February 2018

Calvin Klein publishes the new #MYCALVINS campaign featuring Kaia Gerber and Kylie Jenner. Alexa Chung presents her short film Fantastic

As we tick into the second month of the year, we continue to keep our ear to the ground when it comes to the latest in the fashion world – here’s a summary of the most important news from February:

Introducing FAIR. Since 1978. Closed – Made with Love in Portugal

Neben französischer Vorstellungskraft, deutscher Tradition und italienischem Handwerk, gelangen nun auch portugiesische Einflüsse in das Familienunternehmen Closed. Nach Italien ist Portugal mit rund 15 Prozent Produktionsanteil zweitwichtigster Partner in Europa. Somit hat das Unternehmen die Herstellung in den letzten Jahren noch weiter von Asien nach Europa verlagert.

Getreu der Unternehmensphilosophie “Gute Produkte entstehen nur unter guten Bedingungen”, hat Closed einen zweieinhalb-minütigen Film veröffentlicht, der einen Einblick in die Hemden- und Blusenproduktion in der Produktionsstätte Mundicore gewährt. Durchschnittlich 90.000 Hemden werden jährlich unter dem Motto “profession and passion” in dem portugiesischen – Überraschung – Familienbetrieb in modernen, hellen Werkhallen, gefertigt. Denn darum geht es schließlich: Innovationsgeist und Traditionsbewusstsein.

Ebenfalls im Norden des Landes, rund um Porto, sitzen zwei weitere Partner: Caifai ist Jersey-Spezialist und damit zuständig für die Herstellung von Tops und T-Shirts, und die Firma Daros kümmert sich in einem nagelneuen, futuristischen Firmensitz um Taschen und Lederaccessoires.

Damit beweist Closed wieder einmal den Kern der Marke: soziale Verantwortung, umweltschonende Fertigung, Freundschaft und Verbundenheit.

Berlinale: Persol x Off-Dinner

Anlässlich des 10-jährigen Jubiläums der legendären Off-Berlinale Party, die von Schauspieler Trystan Pütter veranstaltet wird, fand dieses Jahr zum ersten Mal ein Dinner vor der Party statt. Gesponsert wurde das Ganze von Persol Eyewear. Neben dem atemberaubenden Blick über die Dächer Berlins – das Dinner fand in der 22. Etage des Ku’Damm Karrees statt – gab es ein dreigängiges Menü mit musikalischer Untermalung der französischen Cellistin Clara Gervais. Unter den Gästen befanden sich Heike Makatsch, Emilia Schüle, Ronald Zehrfeld und viele andere. Hier einige weitere Eindrücke des Abends:

Bilder: Lottermann and Fuentes

Campaign: Sebastian Professional launches IAM#WHATSNEXT

Unconventional, courageous, creative –the beauty brand relies on original minds for the new e-VOLUTION Collection. The focus is on five products that enable unique hairstyling in order to best emphasize your own personality: Dark Oil, Whipped Crème, Re-Shaper (hairspray), Gel Forte, and Craft Clay.

Inspired by five social activists who dare to look at beauty from different perspectives, the e-VOLUTION Collection highlights what SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL stands for: The belief that our true beauty – when combined with courage, creativity, and a willingness to be unconventional – can change the world. e-VOLUTION emphasizes the diversity of humanity without chasing after trends. Confronting your own power and your ability to freely implement your own creativity was the definitive driving force behind the e-VOLUTION Looks.

More information can be found here or on Instagram here.

Dakota Fanning Celebrates Her Directorial Debut with Miu Miu Women’s Tales

Dakota Fanning’s directorial debut, Hello Apartment, is the 15th commission from Miu Miu Women’s Tales, the acclaimed short-film series by women who critically celebrate femininity in the 21st century. It was premiered in London at the Curzon Cinema Mayfair on February 19th, 2018. Hello Apartment is written by Liz Hannah (co-writer of Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award nominated The Post). Liz describes the short’s idea as “reliving your past while going through what’s happening in your life now, in one space.” Dakota says the story “was inspired by [her] first home, where [she] still live[s]. It is a shrine to experiences.” This episode of new Women’s Tales is a tender portrait of a young woman skipping sensually over days, months, and years. It reminds us that we write ourselves into our surroundings. The scars are our stories. Decades later, a much older Ava returns to the same space, the same sun streaming through the large windows, and the memories flood back. “Hello apartment.” To mark the occasion, an intimate dinner was co-hosted by Elle Fanning and Katie Grand at LouLou’s Mayfair. The LOVE and Miu Miu Women’s Tales after-party at LouLou’s featured DJ sets by Charles Jeffrey and 2Many DJs. Guests included Elle Fanning, Eve Hewson, Tom Sturridge, Millie Brady, Florence Pugh, Naomi Scott, Max Brun, and Edie Campbell.

Additional information on the website here and on Instagram here.

LVMH Prize 2018 for Young Fashion Designers

LVHM has finally revealed the list of 20 designers shortlisted for the semi-final. More than 1300 applicants were received from over 90 countries around the world.

Since it was launched in 2014, the Prize has been considered a true supporter of young design talent and has been met with international success. Of the 20 designers shortlisted for the fifth edition, eight are womenswear designers, four are menswear designers, two create both, and six create gender-neutral fashion. The shortlisted designers will be invited to meet the 48 international fashion experts who will select the eight finalists during a showroom presentation held on March 1st and 2nd in Paris. The LVHM Prize will be awarded in June 2018 at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris. The shortlisted designers include Charles Jeffrey Loverboy, Eckhaus Latta, Faustine Steinmetz, Magda Butrym, Matthew Adams Dolan, and Ottolinger.

Additional information on the website here and on Instagram here.

GUCCI AND 032C HOST PRIVATE PARTY IN BERLIN

Gucci and Berlin based magazine 032c hosted a private party with a DJ-Set by Clara 3000 during the 68th international Berlinale Film Festival. Guests included Maria Forqué, Anita Tillmann, Alicia von Rittberg, Clemens Schick, Mathias Döpfner, Karen Boros, 1 UP and many others. The celebration took place at Bar Tausend.

Images: Courtesy of Paul Aidan Perry

CALVIN KLEIN publishes CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR AND CALVIN KLEIN JEANS CAMPAIGNS

Things are getting quite familiar at Calvin Klein – with the viral brand slogan Our Family. #MYCALVINS, the US label has published a global, multi-media advertising campaign for CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR and CALVIN KLEIN JEANS. For the campaign, Willy Vanderperre photographed stars such as the Kardashian-Jenner sisters (note how Kylie Jenner is concealing her baby belly) and Kaia Gerber with her brother Presley. In addition to the official campaign, the brand slogan is also being continuously spread via digital channels through international influencers including Blanca Miró and Maja Wyh. On Instagram, they show themselves and their loved ones wearing the brand’s designs – accompanied by a personal family anecdote.

Calvin Klein is also launching the first capsule collection by CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation using still images from Andy Warhol’s experimental 1963 film Kiss. At that time, kissing scenes that lasted longer than three seconds were forbidden in Hollywood. Warhol wasn’t so interested in that and made a film in which kissing scenes lasted for minutes. These couples are now immortalized on the designs in the collection. They’re available here from February 5, 2018.

Alexa Chung Launched Short Film “Fantastic”

Alexa Chung produced a short film with director Jesse Jenkins for her latest collection, Fantastic. Britpop-inspired designs celebrate the explosive music and creative scene of the 90s and are inspired by style references from this period – oversized jackets are combined with denim boilersuits, graphic t-shirts are worn over collared shirts with miniskirts.

 

The accompanying short film begins on the beach of a foggy coastal town and ends in an enchanted pub somewhere in the middle of the city. Fashion with history – that’s what we like. And we’re jumping into Alexa Chung’s nostalgic style journey.

She describes her intention behind the short film: “I think I’m always intrigued by that stage of youth where you’re caught in between teenagedom and adulthood. There’s a synergy between what’s going on in the video: finding one’s place in the world, tentative expression, the joy of discovery, and what’s going on with our brand. Progressively feeling more confident. Britpop largely inspired this collection and that sort of ultra-British experience of soggy chips and windswept beaches and old men’s pubs and disco revivals is a time and a place I wanted to revisit in this film.”

A film by ALEXACHUNG
Director: Jesse Jenkins @jessejjenkins
Produced by KO Productions