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A remarkable collaboration between Max Mara and Chinese artist Liu Wei

 

With his futuristic city décor for the Max Mara pre-fall runway show and an outstanding capsule collection, Chinese artist Liu Wei is busy working wonders.

By Léa Zetlaoui

Fascinated by cities, their evolution and their topography, artist Liu Wei yesterday unveiled his décor for the 2017 Max Mara pre-fall collection at the Shanghai Exhibition Center in China. Futuristic spaceship or imaginary city, the combination of sculptures and paintings by Liu Wei, entitled Metropolis, established a striking dialogue between the legacy of Max Mara and its desire to move into a future where innovation and technological advances completely shake up the brand’s identity.

 

This confrontation is also very much a part of the capsule collection conceived by the artist for the Italian label. In the iconic house colours – namely beige, black and white – a complete wardrobe of 11 pieces comes in sublime fabrics including alpaca, silk and precious leathers, all set off beautifully thanks to the Max Mara savoir-faire.

 

Layers of laser-cuts, mixes of materials and tromp-l’oeil prints can be found over the coats, skirts, shirts, sweaters, trousers, sunglasses and pocket squares, imbuing this collection with a bold sense of singularity and avant-gardism, all while echoing the distinctly architectural vision of the artist. 

 

Max Mara Metropolis collection is available on maxmara.com

The day Alexander McQueen’s costumes disappeared
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The day Alexander McQueen’s costumes disappeared

Fashion On November 30th in Moulins, the exhibition “Couturiers de la danse”, will open. It looks back at a century of collaborations between dance and haute couture. Numéro shares the most impressive. Today it is Alexander McQueen for “Eonnagata”, a piece created in 2009 by Russell Maliphant, Sylvie Guillem and Robert Lepage, and for which most of the costumes have now disappeared. On November 30th in Moulins, the exhibition “Couturiers de la danse”, will open. It looks back at a century of collaborations between dance and haute couture. Numéro shares the most impressive. Today it is Alexander McQueen for “Eonnagata”, a piece created in 2009 by Russell Maliphant, Sylvie Guillem and Robert Lepage, and for which most of the costumes have now disappeared.

The day Versace paid tribute to Freddie Mercury
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The day Versace paid tribute to Freddie Mercury

Fashion On November 30th in Moulins, the exhibition “Couturiers de la danse”, will open. It looks back at a century of collaborations between dance and haute couture. Numéro shares the most impressive, starting today with Gianni Versace for “Le Presbytère n’a rien perdu de son charme, ni le jardin de son éclat” – also known by its shorter name, “Ballet for Life” – by Maurice Béjart, first performed in France in 1997 at the Théâtre de Chaillot. From October 31st to November 3rd, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne company will be performing the piece at the Palais des Sports in Paris.  On November 30th in Moulins, the exhibition “Couturiers de la danse”, will open. It looks back at a century of collaborations between dance and haute couture. Numéro shares the most impressive, starting today with Gianni Versace for “Le Presbytère n’a rien perdu de son charme, ni le jardin de son éclat” – also known by its shorter name, “Ballet for Life” – by Maurice Béjart, first performed in France in 1997 at the Théâtre de Chaillot. From October 31st to November 3rd, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne company will be performing the piece at the Palais des Sports in Paris. 

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Tyler, The Creator x Lacoste, this summer’s coolest collab
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Tyler, The Creator x Lacoste, this summer’s coolest collab

Fashion The rapper Tyler, The Creator, known for his pastel and vintage aesthetic, is launching a capsule collection of sportswear inspired by California in collaboration with Lacoste. The rapper Tyler, The Creator, known for his pastel and vintage aesthetic, is launching a capsule collection of sportswear inspired by California in collaboration with Lacoste.

“Pool Party”, the fashion story by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello
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“Pool Party”, the fashion story by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello

Fashion Discover Sasha Knysh, Manu Rios, Lucas Ucedo, Jae Won, Kim Juju Tuner, Egypt Craft, Vivica Dehi and Ben Hearst photographed by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello. Discover Sasha Knysh, Manu Rios, Lucas Ucedo, Jae Won, Kim Juju Tuner, Egypt Craft, Vivica Dehi and Ben Hearst photographed by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello.



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