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Bottega Veneta's Spring-Summer 2023 show with Kate Moss and Gaetano Pesce

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In a pop-colored set created by Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce, Matthieu Blazy offers a second Bottega Veneta collection for the Spring-Summer 2023.

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Bottega Veneta Spring-Summer 2023 show

Inviting an artist to design the set of a fashion show often brings a magical aura to a collection, turning this commercial event into a meaningful artistic one. This season, the fashion designer Matthieu Blazy invited the architect and designer Gaetano Pesce to create the space for the Spring/Summer 2023 collection he presented last Saturday, September 24th, in Milan. The ephemeral artwork unfolds in an imaginary pop-colored landscape made of a resin-poured floor and 400 cotton chains, which were also dipped in resin and customized with drawings in some cases. This piece of art delightedly celebrates the singularity and individuality of each person. “We are all different and this is our defining quality – otherwise, we are just a copy. We are all originals and this is one of the themes of my design”, Gaetano Pesce said.

 

 

After a well-acclaimed debut collection presented last February, Matthieu Blazy keeps exploring the meaning and intrinsic value of luxury with women’s and men’s wardrobes designed for all occasions. Pragmatic, playful, and extremely elegant, Matthieu Blazy’s most sober designs are in fact very sophisticated. As with the opening look of the Fall/Winter 2022-2023 show, the everyday pieces are made of leather or suede and adorned with ultra-realistic prints, like the checked shirt, jeans, or chino, which the artistic director defines as archetypes. The fox-printed goat fur coat follows the same pattern. The uniforms of working girls and boys become bolder when declined in shiny, sometimes printed, leathers, but are also more sensual, with split cuts, drapes, and subtle necklines. Then, Matthieu Blazy’s insolent sense of cut shines through in the timeless yet contemporary little black dresses, wool trousers, blazers, or overcoats. When it comes to evening gowns and suits, the Belgian-French designer’s approach once again grows away from tradition, with daring flashy colors used on precious fabrics, futuristic patterns, all-over fringes, complex three-dimensional embroideries, and suggestive see-throughs, as an invitation to glorify one’s own singularity.

The set of the Bottega Veneta’s Spring/Summer 2023 show designed by Gaetano Pesce.

The set of the Bottega Veneta’s Spring/Summer 2023 show designed by Gaetano Pesce.

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    Paris Hilton closes the Versace show surrounded by rock and gothic goddesses

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    Once again, Donatella Versace thrilled her audience with a Spring/Summer 2023 runway show that ended with the appearance of Paris Hilton, the ultimate icon of the 2000s.

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    Why was the Gucci Spring-Summer 2023 show so spectacular?

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    For the Gucci’s Spring-Summer 2023 collection, Alessandro Michele, the Italian house’s artistic director since 2015, questions the notions of identity and individuality in a spectacular and moving show about twinship.

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    Why are these Bottega Veneta jeans causing a stir?

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    While Bottega Veneta unveiled the first campaign designed by its new artistic director Matthieu Blazy last week, the Italian fashion house is causing a stir thanks to Kim Kardashian. 

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    Gucci's tribute to director Stanley Kubrick deciphered

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    For the campaign for his Exquisite collection, Gucci's creative director Alessandro Michele staged his latest designs – including pieces from his collaboration with Adidas – in iconic film settings by American director Stanley Kubrick. Let's decipher these true-to-life images, as intriguing as they are disturbing.

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    5 spectacular fashion shows that made fashion history

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    Lately, fashion weeks gave us an opportunity to enjoy shows that were all more impressive than the next: a theatrical performance at the Palais de Chaillot for Maison Margiela Artisanal, a show on the stairs of the Piazza di Spagna in Rome for Valentino, fireballs released at the Palais de Tokyo for Rick Owens… These were sensational presentations, which made quite an impression on the audience and whipped social media into a frenzy.

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    Lady Diana in 5 iconic outfits

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    Wednesday, 31st August 2022, marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of Lady Diana, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997. The icon of a whole generation, the Princess of Wales left behind an impressive fashion legacy that remains an endless source of inspiration.

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    21 pairs of eccentric sunglasses for the summer

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    Far from the elegant, yet classic, black sunglasses, here are 21 eccentric designs, from tinted lenses and iridescent effects to heart shapes and flashy colors.

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    Beyoncé: what do the outfits from her “Renaissance” album look like?

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    Every time Beyoncé releases a new album, it marks a turning point in the music industry and in pop culture at large. It always opens a brand-new and deeply impactful fashion era. On the artworks of her seventh record Renaissance released last Friday, the American singer turns herself into a dancefloor queen, channeling Diana Ross’ and Donna Summer’s styles with an added western and futuristic touch. Her hedonistic and sexy looks designed by Alaïa, Gucci, and Schiaparelli, among others, match her new disco-funk-house tracks. They invite us for a wild night back to the extravagance and glamour of Studio 54.

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    Olivier Rousteing enhances Jean Paul Gaultier’s iconic pieces

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    Since he retired from haute couture in 2020, Jean Paul Gaultier has invited fashion designers to capture the features of his house for a season. For the third edition of his project, he has chosen Balmain artistic director Olivier Rousteing to present his first haute couture collection for Jean Paul Gaultier.

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    Loewe grows plants on the pieces of its Spring-Summer 2023 men’s collection

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    Since 2013, head of Loewe’s artistic direction Jonathan Anderson has been redefining a look that is both playful and meaningful. For this Spring-Summer 2023 menswear collection, the 37- year-old Irishman, who also is the artistic director of his own label JW Anderson, has focused on paradoxical notions as a creative thread – the real and digital reproduction, nature and technology, the fusion of the organic and of the manufactured. In a virginal white space, silhouettes are unveiled as much as the surprising technical processes used for this season. Reworking in controlled shapes and cuts a wardrobe of essentials available in a range of neutral colors, the bombers, hoodies, and polo shirts echo the shirts, shorts, and waxed jackets, which introduce several processes improved in collaboration with Spanish designer Paula Ulargui Escalona. While a coat is covered with screens, other pieces merge with nature. Surprisingly enough, plants have been grown on trousers, coats, jumpers, and shoes even. Although it took twenty days to reach the desired level of growth, the poetic incorporation of nature in a “man- made” collection leaves us wondering about our fashion consumption and our relationship with nature.

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    Dior Spring-Summer 2023 men’s show

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    Following on the Fall-Winter 2022-2023 collection, the Dior Spring-Summer 2023 show extends the dialogue with Christian Dior as the house celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Drawing links between Monsieur Dior’s childhood interest for flowers and gardening at his family house in Granville, Normandy, and his own childhood in Sussex, which he materialized through the works of artist Duncan Grant – a member of the early 20th century Bloomsbury Group gathering English artists and intellectuals – Kim Jones offers a delicate and poetic collection of clothes and accessories that are both extravagant and practical, formal and informal, at the crossroads between past and present times. “Granville and Sussex have a similar climate – the weather, the light, and the garden link one place to the other. For Christian Dior and Duncan Grant, their home, their garden, and their personal environment were essential to their creativity. These meaningful and private spaces were then translated into their work and became public. In this collection, we mix functional and natural elements, such as gardening, with stylized and luxurious aspects of the new look, and with Duncan Grant’s artworks. The private and the public come together. There are notions like the passing of time, the changing skies, and the seasons’ light, as well as the ideas of continuity, artistic communities, and the heritage of the House of Dior”, Kim Jones explains.

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    Harry Styles in 7 iconic and edgy looks

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    British singer Harry Styles stands as an impressive fashion icon in today’s pop culture. At the crossroads of the masculine, the feminine and the extravagant, the artist has asserted a distinct, sharp, and appealing style… Throwback to seven of his most amazing looks.