What’s in fashion this week? Chanel taps 70s music icon Nile Rogers for their latest eyewear campaign, Bottega Veneta introduce a film dedicated to the craftsmanship of their heritage atelier in northern Italy, and both Swatch and Sandy Liang announce exciting and unexpected capsule collaborations. See everything you missed this week in fashion, below.
Nile Rogers dons Chanel eyewear for their latest campaign
The iconic musician Nile Rogers featured in Chanel’s new eyewear campaign, alongside models Vivienne Rohner and HyunJi Shin.
Shot by Karim Sadli, the campaign pays homage to the heydays of nightclubs as artistic melting-pots, and the irrepressible chic of the 70s. Rogers, Rohner and Shin don an array of new and classic styles from the French fashion house’s latest eyewear collection, including timeless black frames with quilted-effect arms and decorative chains, retro aviators and oversized frames in creams and pinks. Rogers also opts for a custom Chanel beret, of course.
Sandy Liang x Salomon capsule collection
New York City-based designer Sandy Liang announced she is bringing her girlish, whimsical stylings to Salomon in an upcoming capsule collection with the heritage footwear brand. Liang fans know that this is not the beginning of the relationship between these two brands, as Salomon shoes have been sported on their runways and in Liang’s ad campaigns for years. For their debut capsule collection, the brands will be releasing versions of Salomon’s classic RX Moc 3.0 and XT-6 Expanse shoes in supple pink and grassy green colour ways, accented by Liang’s signature floral motifs.
The collection will be available at select Salomon brick-and-mortar stores and online from May 5. It will also be available at Liang’s Lower East Side retailer and online from 28 April.
Bottega Veneta introduces Craft In Motion, a film by Massimiliano Bomba
Massimiliano Bomba’s new film shot at Bottega Veneta’s atelier in northern Italy celebrates the brand’s heritage, commitment to exceptional craft and preservation of the house’s unique savoir-faire.
The film, set to be released on 17 April, will give viewers an insider’s look into Bottega Veneta’s meticulous handmade processes, showcasing their ethos and commitment to quiet luxury. The brand’s creative director Matthieu Blazy said of the film ““I think luxury is something you feel rather than see; it is much more personal and emotive for the person wearing the clothing than for those looking at them. I want the wearer to be empowered without the clothing being loud. It is style over fashion in its timelessness.”
Supermodel Liu Wen stars in Gucci’s latest campaign for the Bamboo 1947
The Italian fashion house’s latest campaign for their Bamboo 1947 bag was shot and directed by David Sims. It portrays the emblematic and intimate relationship between an individual and a beloved object. Supermodel Liu Wen stars in the campaign for the Bamboo 1947, distinguishable by its curved bamboo handle.
The bag and its archival predecessors will be prominently features in Gucci Cosmos, the house’s major new exhibition of iconic designs from its more than 100-year history. The exhibition, curated by Maria luisa Frisa and designed by world-renowned stage designer and artist Es Devlin, will be held in Shanghai from 28 April until 25 June. Select Gucci brick-and-mortar stores will also play host to special Bamboo 1947 window installations in an homage to the exhibition.
Swatch is bringing Renaissance masterpieces to our wrists
Swiss watchmaker’s Swatch and Florence’s Le Gallerie Degli Uffizi have teamed up to bring some of Sandro Botticelli’s masterpieces, namely Allegoria Della Primavera and Nascita Di Venere, to your wrist as part of their collaborative collection. Botticelli’s paintings were selected to adorn the watch faces and straps for how they pay tribute to nature and beauty.
The Swatch x Le Gallerie Degli Uffizi collection will be available in store and online from 13 April.
Source : Russh