A surrealist trapped in reality, a painter on a quest to find his inspiration, and an ever current
Following its first fashion film, “Anamnesis”, the men’s brand Dánte makes a comeback with
“Lobster”, a film praising introspection and the constant, very personal, search for one’s true self.
Inspiration is found in Salvador Dali, one of the most eccentric and controversial personalities of
contemporary art and surrealism.
After Nikos Psarras, the torch is passed to Stavros Svigkos, the talented actor who portrays a
contemporary version of Dali, trying to find his lobster, the inspiration he needs to express his very
own truth without limitations or restraints.
Inspirer of the idea and founder of the brand, Antonis Papastavrou, places the Spanish painter’s
moustache-symbol, which in itself was a statement against the stereotypes of the hyperrealists of
Dali’s time, in the skilled hands of Kontstantinos Dekoumés who magnificently brings to life the
artistic and personal impasse in which the artist found himself, as well as the symbolic association it
had with the inspiration for his famous painting, the lobster..
Watch the Fashion Film «Lobster»:
JW Anderson did it again and this time has collaborated with Gilbert & George in a new project for Christmas.
For those who don’t know the artistic duo Gilbert & George, they are renowned for their colorful photomontages. This time they gave their inspirational notes for a JW Anderson arty capsule collection.
“For me, Gilbert & George are the ultimate British Modernists and I am obsessed with their work. I really appreciate both the sense of anarchy and order in what Gilbert & George do and in this way it works perfectly with JW Anderson – it’s a marriage of British eccentricities and traditions.”
Supreme announced its latest collection with longtime collaborator The North Face. For FW18, the two brands have cooked up a collection that heavily features the use of luxurious lambskin leather. Below you can find all the information you need for the collection:
Key Pieces: The leather mountain waist bag stands out because of its technical design and elevated leather construction. If you’re looking for a subtle statement piece, this is it.
Release Date: October 18 in Europe and North America, with a Japanese launch to follow on October 20
Buy: Supreme online and in-store in New York, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Japan.
The Spanish Fashion house has presented its men’s spring/summer 2019 collection designed by Jonathan Anderson.
The collection was presented in the LOEWE headquarters on Place Saint-Sulpice in Paris, where the space was transformed into a naïve playground featuring images from the house’s latest printed publication shot by American art photographer Duane Michals.
LOEWE’s new menswear collection flits across time and space to illicit a boyish study of dressing up – where childhood memories haze with botanical and geometric motifs like sea urchins and stained glass, cowri shells and whelks, bandanas, and mythological lions.
As the season is changing and we are transitioning into Autumn/Winter a lot of new trends emerge. This is a rundown of what I’m personally loving and what we’ll be seeing a lot of in these coming months.
Total red looks (head to toe red)
From the legendary Karl Lagerfeld Fendi runway show to the MaxMara high fashion collection the head to toe red is s must. The Givenchy collection was predominantly entirely in this colour pallet making it super bold, feminine, sexy, and intriguing. Go for it you will not regret it!
Metallics were seen in so many shows adding a fresh contemporary twist to classic quilted jackets to the spaced themed Chanel runway.
Isabel Marant and Dolce Gabbana were filled with sequences and sparkles whereas in JW Anderson the metallic in dresses and tops were given a chainmail take, reminiscent of the Paco Rabanne 60’s famous signature.
Glittery boots can be considered a must have of the season and have already spotted in so many runways. The glittery effect of the Chanel boots and the Swarovski shine sparkles of the Yves Saint Laurent will make the stare and the price worth the while.
Plaid, check and houndstooth are very popular this season and although no pattern is the same with one another I’m grouping them together since they are originally based within the same contrasting colour tones.
This season we can also see them translated into brighter colours and designers have incorporated a variety of fabrics, from the classic grey plaid suits seen on the Calvin Klein runway to classic coats for the Prada runway collection.
Plaid was also used in Michael Kors dresses, Louis Vuitton jackets and check jumpsuit in Chanel.
Different patterns of plaid and different colours were included in the shows.
Velvet will still be strong this season from velvet suits to bags and shoes it is a show stopper textile in different richer brighter colours, ochre yellow, emerald green, navy, burgundy and pink.
Velvet is synonymous with luxury and has been incorporated in many runways including Valentino,
Opening Ceremony, Philip Lim and Luisa Beccaria.
A new entry in accessories are belt bags and another ode to the 90’s I might add.
Slowly being introduced last season and now a statement staple with some of my favourites being the Gucci velvet ones, the studded and to the more edgy, trunk Prada ones.
I’m already deciding which one will be mine.
Suits are a favourite go to investment piece and if you have not already given it a try now is the time, since suits have come a long way from the work wear appropriate attire.
From plaid to minimal monochrome suits, and lined straight cut designs to blazers that cinch in the waist for a more feminine look.
Combined with crispy white shirts and decorated bows will make a suit stand out and translate it for more formal outings or paired with a slogan t-shirt and some jewellery for every day.
Jeans on jeans
It seems that last year we didn’t get enough of the trend and this year is back on track. The double denim ootd is having a moment but this time the colours of the denim are the same giving it a true all American blue vibe..
Puffy Padded jackets
Oversized puffy jackets are here to make a statement for the Balenciaga bright red jacket to the Tory Burch quilted dresses seem like there are here to stay.
The collections have re-designed and transcended the puffer jackets for 2017 by adding more volume, and more details as well as also using in some cases a more matte fabric instead of the glossy materials we were used to before.
Invest in bright colours for maximum impact.
Vinyl started making a comeback.
From vinyl trousers, in reds and black, to vinyl coats and skirts.
Glossy vinyl or either patent vinyl combined with brighter or deeper colours can give that effortless cool vibe. The futuristic look that vinyl has to offers gives a sling sexy appearance and you can opt for a full on matrix-looking coat or outfit or if you want to dip your toes in this trend go for trousers or a vinyl looking jacket.
Words by Elena Apostolou [ Fashionmegawatts ]