• RVDK Ronald van der Kemp Couture Spring 2022

    3 monthes ago - By WWD

    Ronald van der Kemp found out on New Year's Eve that his physical show scheduled for Paris would not be able to go ahead due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. In a way, the virtual world was a fitting setting for his collection, which saw him thinking about the metaverse, intentionally making the designs and models look like avatars through the screen.
    “I'm intrigued by it but it's very not me,” said the designer during a Zoom preview. “The carbon footprint of NFTs is enormous.”
    There was nothing virtual about the techniques involved. “It might be very modern and virtual, but the techniques...
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  • “A Conversation That Crosses Time”: Chanel Debuts Equestrian New Collection

    “A Conversation That Crosses Time”: Chanel Debuts Equestrian New Collection

    3 monthes ago - By AnOther

    “A conversation that crosses time.” Those were the words Virginie Viard chose to describe her Spring/Summer 2022 Chanel haute couture collection, which opened with Charlotte Casiraghi on horseback in a little black Chanel jacket, galloping around a wooden Constructivist manège imagined by the French artist Xavier Veilhan. Plenty of loaded imagery there: Chanel herself was an ardent horsewoman, who drew many of her ideas from the practicalities of equestrian dress. Casiraghi,hellip;
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  • Chanel Couture Spring 2022

    3 monthes ago - By WWD

    Chanel's spring haute couture collection was a collegial effort.
    Creative director Virginie Viard gathered a close-knit group to work on the show: contemporary artist Xavier Veilhan designed the set, French musician Sebastien Tellier performed live, and brand ambassador and former competitive rider Charlotte Casiraghi opened the show on horseback.
    Viard has been open about her preference for intimate decors, whereas her predecessor, the late Karl Lagerfeld, delighted in building bombastic backdrops incorporating an iceberg, a waterfall or even a space rocket. Veilhan's geometric design...
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  • Virginie Viard Gives Chanel the Ol' Giddy Up for Spring 2022 Haute Couture

    Virginie Viard Gives Chanel the Ol' Giddy Up for Spring 2022 Haute Couture

    3 monthes ago - By Fashionista

    It's true that, since she took the helm of Chanel in 2019, I have generally found Virginie Viard's work to be... let's say, "uneven." For every haute couture high, there's a ready-to-wear low; for every sublime Métiers d'Art piece of handiwork, there's a bafflingly disjointed commercial...
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