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Exquisite GUCCI

As first presented in the hall of magic mirrors during Milan fashion week, the Exquisite Gucci collection was designed by the House’s Creative Director, Alessandro Michele for Fall-Winter 2022. The emphasis on tailoring was the show’s organizing theme, but the headline was Michele’s collaboration with adidas. Merging sartorial tradition and sportswear codes, he added the brand’s trademark stripes and emblem to suits and an array of ready-to-wear.

A Note From Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele

I’ve always been charmed by cinema. For its power to tell stories that can probe human adventure and its drift. For its visionary power to dig up in the real, making it vertiginously imaginative and questionable. Such a careful look on the human, after all, is so close to me. I could never imagine clothes as severed from the story and life of the person wearing them. If you ask me, a garment is not, and never will be, just a piece of fabric. It’s rather the means through which we are able to unfold who we really decide to be, it’s how we shape our desires and the ultimate sense of our staying. That’s why I’ve always imagined my collections as films able to convey a cinematography of the present: a score of stories, eclectic and dissonant, that can sacralize the human and its metamorphic ability.

The “Exquisite” campaign is my tribute to cinema and to one of its brightest maestros, Stanley Kubrick. A philosophic filmmaker who, better than others, emanated the magic of that inextricable knot through which cinema exudes life and magnifies it. I’ve always admired Kubrick’s remarkable capacity in tackling very different subjects. His experimental drive goes beyond any possible categorization. Every film, in fact, digests the manifold souls where dystopia meets parody, drama becomes human comedy, horror looks like a psycho-philosophic treatise, the feeling of truth evolves into the uncanny. Kubrick was, in essence, a real sculptor of genres: the “cross-genre” director, ahead of his time. His ability to build stories that exceed significance, crossing borders and setting labels on fire, has always been deeply inspiring to me.

As an act of love, I decided to reinhabit Kubrick’s films, pushing to the core this incendiary approach. I took the liberty of disassembling, blending, grafting and reassembling them. Sticking to my creative praxis, I seized those movies, romanticizing them, populating them with my clothes. Trying to create short circuits where the adidas gown, that had already lost its status of sportswear to become a Victorian costume, appears as a new character in the script of Barry Lyndon. The dress designed by Laura Whitcomb, wearing which Madonna grabbed the New York spotlight in the nineties, fits in the gothic scenes of The Shining. The mysterious darkness of the enigmatic ritual of Eyes Wide Shut embraces a venus in fur, embellished with sensual bourgeois pearls. And more, the 90s shoes with a fetish flavor explode through the frames of A Clockwork Orange. Finally, the dreamiest evening dress dangled in soft tulle ruches bursts into the aseptic and dystopian space of the Discovery One in 2001: A Space Odyssey. This situationist game mixes historical plans, references, experiences. The past explodes into the present. Everything can become anything, or something else. As in that famous scene of Kubrick’s masterpiece, where the bone turns into a spaceship. As in life.

With “Exquisite” I carry on my attempt to mingle high and low, this time coherently and synergistically with the grammar of the great director. In the selected sequences it feels like Nietzsche, Kant and Freud speak casually to the people in the street. The biggest questions about the meaning of life become pop images. Complex transfigurations in terms of significance, get immediate access in terms of experience. Everything comes to be iconic, symbolically sophisticated, though able to reflect on a culture that we can definitely identify as pop. I chose Kubrick also for this, after all. What he created is part of our collective imagination. Since he was a diviner of vision, his works are as recognizable as the Sistine Chapel, the Virgin of the Rocks or The Simpsons. Manipulating his images, inside a brand new semantic framework, is like hacking La Gioconda. Plus the inspiration and the empathy only possible through the fictional cinematographic machine.

This involvement generates a change of state that is very significant for my job: clothes get closer to bare life again. They turn into highly imaginative functional prostheses, and they do so to tell a story. A story that shatters, enchants, tortures, ignites. Because it’s the story of the human that dwells in each and every one of us. As Stanley Kubrick knew too well. And also Milena Canonero, a very dear friend of mine, who accepted my invitation to go back over some of the scenes that hailed her as an undisputed star in the history of costume design. Her presence in this project is moving for me, a very precious gift.

– Alessandro Michele

Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Barry Lyndon,” “Eyes Wide Shut,” and “The Shining” are available to own today on Blu-ray and Digital.

CREDITS:

Creative Director: Alessandro Michele

Art Director: Christopher Simmonds 

Photographers & Directors: Mert & Marcus  

Make up: Thomas De Kluyver

Hair: Paul Hanlon

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Louis Vuitton Pre-Spring 2023

Louis Vuitton’s diverse Ready-to-Wear selection this season, offering stand-out pieces guaranteed to break necks. As conceived by the late Menswear Creative Director, Virgil Abloh, the Men’s Fall In Love Collection and Men’s Pre-Spring 2023 Collection are the ultimate embodiment of his renowned artistry. Also from Louis Vuitton, and as designed by acclaimed Womenswear Designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, is the Women’s Cruise 2023 Collection. 

MEN’S PRE-SPRING 2023 COLLECTION Combining bold graphics, patterns, and prints, the Louis Vuitton Pre-Spring 2023 Collection explores the recurring themes of boyhood and coming-of-age, featuring oversized silhouettes, boyish shorts-suits, and vintage style varsity jackets.

MEN’S FALL IN LOVE COLLECTION Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Spring 2023 Collection “Fall In Love,” inspired by the legendary NYC loft parties of David Mancuso. Iconic DJ and music visionary, Mancuso, played music under a banner reading “Love Will Save The Day” tracing all the way back to the 1970’s. He is popularly considered the first DJ ever, a profession that Virgil Abloh believed to be akin to that of a designer– and even practiced himself. The “Fall in Love” Pre-Spring 2023 collection was conceived by Virgil and carried out by his creative teams and collaborators, where they explore how dress codes can be used to promote anti-prejudice and egalitarianism. Echoing David Mancuso’s full record sets, the “Fall In Love” collection mirrors a complete wardrobe. The new designs resemble silhouettes from the 1970’s such as wide-leg and flared trousers, snug jackets, and roll-neck tops, all with the ever present Louis Vuitton elevated approach evident throughout. 

WOMEN’S CRUISE 2023 COLLECTION This collection plays with elements. The Artistic Director chose metallic fabrics and embellishments that reflected the setting sun, some as glassy as mirrors, and other materials that offered protection from it, wrapping long swathes of linen, for example, around the head and across the body. Other pieces lifted design details from water sports; the airbrushed colors of half tops and boxy short skirts apparently came from jet skis. Ghesquière is a designer whose collections are minutely pored over and studied, and some of these gestures looked like callbacks to earlier seasons, only amplified, maximal where he used to be minimal and streamlined. The sun is the Artistic Director’s guest of honor in the Cruise 2023 collection, playing an active part in the evolution of this wardrobe where changes in temperature set a stylistic tempo. The unique light of the West Coast creates prisms across shimmering silhouettes, while a myriad of natural materials gives the illusion of a metallic palette.

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Louis Vuitton Women’s via 360 MAGAZINE.
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ARAB FASHION WEEK SS23

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SIXTH DAY OF ARAB FASHION WEEK WOMEN’S READY-TO-WEAR SPRING SUMMER 2023

  • The last day of Arab Fashion Week Women’s kicks off with messages of Peace and Unity.
  • Sustainability and ethical fashion continue to take center stage on the catwalk of Dubai Design District.
  • Arab Fashion Week closes with record numbers and a palpable boost to the local economy.

Emergency Room
“We need humanity, more than cleverness… life will be violent, and all will be lost” read the screen at Emergency Room’s “Borderline” show. With a name that stems from the belief that the world needs to drastically change its wasteful ways, the Beirut-based sustainable, and ethically focused brand portrayed a united world where flags are obsolete. On the runway, a series of white pieces, hand printed with various visa stamps represented the different countries designer Eric Mathieu Ritter and his team have visited. Elsewhere, the collection focused on pairing up-cycled denim with white cotton and mish-mashing sports jerseys, knitted sports scarves, and polyester flags, to usher in the upcoming World Cup.

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Emergency Room by Eric Mathieu Ritter via 360 MAGAZINE
Emergency Room by Eric Mathieu Ritter via 360 MAGAZINE
Emergency Room by Eric Mathieu Ritter via 360 MAGAZINE

Zardouz
Iranian designer Mohammad Amin Pour Eskandarian’s everyday couture boutique in downtown Tehran visually conveys the everyday impact the Middle East’s crisis has on everyday life. Here at Arab Fashion Week, a series of genderless designs were indicative of a world in transition. Velvety, floor-sweeping dresses fashioned with hoods and fanciful layers were crafted to facilitate a wide range of movement and activities. On an emotional note, the brand said that its embroidered sewing technique infuses each item with a tree-trunk feel, inspiring viewers here to contemplate the world beyond the fashion industry.

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Zardouz by Mohammad Amin Pour Eskandarian via 360 MAGAZINE

Born in Exile
Since leaving Libya in 2014 upon the outbreak of civil war, Libyan designer Ibrahim Sheban has used his designs to remind the world of the undiscovered beauty of Libya, his eternal muse. “His latest “Never Love Me Again” collection is composed of irreverent designs, leather jackets, trench coats and an updated kandora demonstrating how society is rapidly evolving. A mosaic tile print emblazoned onto a mini skirt and jacket ensemble, a fanciful sun dress, and a tracksuit conjured the architectural treasures of Libya.

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Born In Exile by Ibrahim Sheban via 360 MAGAZINE
Born In Exile by Ibrahim Sheban via 360 MAGAZINE
Born In Exile by Ibrahim Sheban via 360 MAGAZINE

Louzan
Silk abaya-inspired ensembles awash in a palette of Arabian sunset-to-sunrise colors sashayed down the runway to the tune of a heritage soundtrack. After six days of international shows and new perspectives, it was a refreshing reminder of the region’s origins and the creative mystique that emanates from the Arabian Peninsula. This time, the simplicity of the abaya came to the fore, consciously enhanced with sartorial elements like trench collars, fringe details and innovative textiles and prints like polka dot and architectural tile motifs.

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Louzan by AFW via 360 MAGAZINE

Slimi Studio
Unapologetically fierce, Slimi Studio churned out a collection of spandex designs bright enough to light up the night sky. Laser-cut bodysuits, miniskirts and leotards were paired with oversized puffer jackets. Amped up with gathered sleeves and asymmetrical cuts, the collection embraced couture heritage with eye-catching feather detail and romantic drapery.

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Slimi Studio via 360 MAGAZINE

Death by Dolls
London-born, LA-educated Sara Al-Saud’s Death by Dolls runway injected the last day of shows with a Hollywood club vibe. The brand that has dressed megastars like Britney Spears and Beyonce returned to Arab Fashion Week with rule-breaking designs like barely-there bandeau tops and lingerie-inspired ensembles. A child of the punk 80s, Al-Saud continues to stand by her vibrant, bright colors, anything shiny and sparkly, intense textures, even among her more modest looks involving denim jackets and her hijabs.

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Death by Dolls by Sara Al-Saud via 360 MAGAZINE

The Giving Movement
An urban palette of grey, black, and white set the tone for the last show on the Arab Fashion Week roster. The Giving Moment, the Dubai- LA- KSA brand pioneering ethically made, sustainable athleisure and streetwear, unleashed a collection mirroring the faces and figures walking the Dubai streets today. Hijabs, silky pajamas, utilitarian track pants, tees crisscrossed with hiking straps, and models clad in workout gear closed the curtain on one of the most dynamic fashion weeks.

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The Giving Movement by Dubai- LA- KSA via 360 MAGAZINE
The Giving Movement by Dubai- LA- KSA via 360 MAGAZINE
The Giving Movement by Dubai- LA- KSA via 360 MAGAZINE

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Louis Vuitton – Summer Stardust

Louis Vuitton’s Summer Stardust is a collection derived from star motifs, breezy ready-to-wear, and iridescent bags. The ready-to-wear offering includes lightweight apparel and beachwear with poolside accessories like a monogram bucket hat and towel to coordinate. 

Maison’s most beloved bag shapes in six new styles unique to the collection, featuring two new Stardust Capucines which glimmer in the sunlight to create an iridescent effect.

About Louis Vuitton

Since 1854, Louis Vuitton has brought unique designs to the world, combining innovation with style, always aiming for the finest quality and preserving biodiversity. Today, the House remains faithful to the spirit of its founder, Louis Vuitton, who invented a genuine “Art of Travel” through luggage, bags and accessories which were as creative as they were elegant and practical. Since then, audacity has shaped the story of Louis Vuitton. Faithful to its heritage, Louis Vuitton has opened its doors to architects, artists and designers across the years, all the while developing disciplines such as ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories,watches, jewelry, and fragrance. These carefully created products are testament to Louis Vuitton’s commitment to fine craftsmanship.

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GUCCI TOWARDS THE SUN

As Summer begins, Gucci presents a special selection of ready-to-wear and accessories from the House’s latest collections envisioned for the warm season. Mixing light fabrics with bright pops of color, the Towards the Sun pieces evoke the easy-going cadence that comes with sunny days. Upon bags, shoes, and accessories, pattern comes to the fore with the House’s emblematic GG monogram woven from a raffia-effect material. Houndstooth and seersucker also become defining motifs, enriching signature items such as bags from the House’s archive inspired Beloved lines. The women’s ready-to-wear proposes practical femininity in muslin slip dresses accented with lace, as well as a selection of bathing suits. The men’s lineup ranges from the casual to the sophisticated with jogging shorts, patterned pants, nylon jackets, and double-breasted blazers. The Towards the Sun selection is captured in a special campaign shot on the coast of Provincetown—the Summer escape of choice for many artists and creatives. Stills and video capture a cast of characters partaking in a series of activities on the quaint northern tip of Cape Code, such as swimming, sunbathing, and strolling around the lighthouse. As an ode to the act of vacationing, the photographs also feature the Gucci Ophidia luggage, which progresses the House’s century-long legacy in travel. Now available in Gucci stores worldwide, Towards the Sun will be presented in dedicated window displays and Pop-Ups with a creative concept that riffs on the houndstooth design found across the selection. The offering will also be available online at gucci.com. #GucciTowardsTheSun 

Credits 

Creative Director: Alessandro Michele 

Art Director: Christopher Simmonds 

Photographer & Director: Julie Greve 

Make up: Lauren Reynolds 

Hair: Alex Brownswell 

Product Details 

Within the Gucci Love Parade collection, the Towards the Sun selection presents women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, bags, shoes, and accessories envisioned for days spent by the sea. The women’s ready-to-wear selection proposes classic summer elegance with muslin slip dresses in muted or colorful prints and lace details. The lineup also features swimsuits, including a single-strap one piece with a bright and tropical print, as well as a black bikini enriched with Interlocking G hardware. The men’s ready-to-wear ranges from the casual to the sophisticated with jogging shorts, patterned pants, nylon jackets, and double-breasted blazers. For the bag category, the House’s GG Marmont, Gucci Diana, and Gucci Horsebit 1955 from the Beloved lines are reinterpreted with the codes of the collection. For example, the GG Marmont marked by the gold GG hardware is updated with a seersucker top flap and the GG monogram woven from a raffia-effect fabric. The Gucci Horsebit 1955 is also redefined by the raffia-effect GG motif outlined with a leather trim. With its defining bamboo top handles decorated with leather bands, The Gucci Diana features a blue and natural houndstooth pattern woven in raffia-effect fabric. Exclusive designs will also be offered regionally, including Gucci Bamboo 1947 bags in Japan and the Gucci Jackie 1961 in the USA. Progressing the House’s legacy in luggage, the collection offers a travel tote bag in two sizes defined by two green-red-green jacquard Webs, along with a red and green Interlocking G. A variety of summer shoes including sandals, mules, loafers, and slip-on sneakers feature the GG monogram woven from raffia-effect material. Hats, belts, and chain wallets are also reimagined with the defining elements of the collection. 

About Gucci

Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury brands, led by President and CEO Marco Bizzarri and Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Following the House’s centenary, Gucci forges ahead into the next hundred years, continuing to redefine luxury while celebrating the creativity, Italian craftsmanship, and innovation at the core of its values. Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry, and watches. Discover more about Gucci at www.gucci.com.

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LV ACCESS

Louis Vuitton’s Spring in the City capsule collection includes ready-to-wear and a diverse range of coordinating leather goods. The Pre-Fall women’s collection features a variety of accessories, leather goods and footwear in addition to ready-to-wear pieces, and the Run 55 sneaker is a sporty running shoe geared to comfort and style.

LV WOMEN’S SPRING IN THE CITY CAPSULE COLLECTION

Louis Vuitton’s Spring in the City capsule collection includes leather goods that come in a diverse range of colors and styles, many of which are displayed on classic Louis Vuitton silhouettes like the Twist and include traditional branding like the LV Monogram. The apparel in this collection takes on the same color and freshness as the bags. You’ll find classic nautical influences with pops of modernity and color. 

LV WOMEN’S PRE-FALL 2022 COLLECTION

The Pre-Fall Women’scollection features a variety of accessories like scarves, leather goods, footwear, and sunglasses and ready-to-wear pieces in bold colorways, with styles for sport, back to school, work, play, and everything in between. This collection also includes an array of swimwear that coincides with the Spring in the City capsule collection.

LV WOMEN’S RUN 55 COLLECTION

The Run 55 sneaker is a sporty model crafted from a combination of technical materials including mesh, rubber and tape, as well as plain and suede calf leather. Geared to comfort, this running shoe features a lining with cushioned inserts and a lifted outsole for optimum bounce. The design incorporates multiple signatures, including a Monogram-canvas lace at the back.

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Arab Fashion Week FW 22/23

This March we see the scheduled return of Arab Fashion Week (AFW) spanning from the 24 to 28. Through collaborative efforts of the Dubai-central Arab Fashion Council (AFC) and the Dubai Design District (d3) this fashion week aims to highlight an array of designers devoted to elevating both art and culture.

View the full calendar for Arab Fashion Week HERE.

The Arab Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2022/23 consists of virtual and in-person runway shows held in d3 from 6 pm -10 pm throughout fashion week. Talent includes growing designers, luxury corporations and integral players in the fashion industry.

Dubai persists as an annual hub for massive spectators to gather for Arab Fashion Week. Celebrities, trendsetters and fashion fans travel to immerse themselves in the latest fashion trends for the upcoming season(s). This year shows have been grouped into three separate calendars: the couture, the ready-to-wear and the events, consisting of pop-ups, art encounters and roundtables.

Mohammed Aqra, Chief Strategy Officer of Arab Fashion Week, talked about the significance of the week, stating, “AFW has evolved throughout the years to establish a remarkable position within the international fashion calendar. Our mission remains to reinforce our commitment to empower and support designers operating in the Middle East and North Africa to adopt an innovative approach in their growth journey. Together with d3, we continue to champion Dubai’s role as the capital of the fashion industry in the region.”

Executive Director of Dubai Design District (d3) Khadija Al Bastaki spoke on the exciting week, stating, “Dubai has earned its growing renown as a global fashion capital in large part due to the relentless ingenuity and curiosity of our region’s creative talent.

“Our mission at Dubai Design District has always been to enhance the visibility of our comprehensive design community and enrich their access to new partnerships and growth prospects. Arab Fashion Week is fast becoming a landmark event for creatives, brands and enthusiasts the world over, and every season reinforces Dubai’s position on the global fashion stage.

“We are confident this year will deliver on the promise of innovative and inspiring runway shows and our district’s commitment to rethink the regular through digital explorations, immersive activations, pop-ups and more.”

The online platform Meta will air live showings across their social media. Moon Baz, Creator Partnerships Lead, Middle East, Africa & Turkey at Meta, raved about the upcoming digital presence of Arab Fashion Week, stating, “We’ve been building support for creators and their aspirations for years, and we continue to put a ton of investment into improving and building out our foundational suite of tools so that creators can build and grow their communities and their business.

“Our goal is to help as many creators as possible find sustainable, long-term success on our apps. The next big opportunity for us all is the metaverse and we are keen to work with creators from all industries including fashion to help them realize its potential.” 

Aside from Meta, Arab Fashion Week has retained strong coverage through cooperation with Microsoft and GoDaddy.

GoDaddy’s MENA General Manager Selina Bieber spoke on GoDaddy’s involvement with fashion week, saying, “We are excited to strategically support the AFC in fostering the growth of regional talent. Together, we will ensure our creatives are ready to embrace and conquer the global shift into tech.”

Watch the shows live HERE via Arab Fashion Week’s Facebook page, and HERE via Arab Fashion Week’s Instagram page.

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Groundbreaking Sky-High Ocean Catwalk

This week fashion blended with sustainability on a fully reimagined scale with Jessica Minh Anh’s groundbreaking J Spring Fashion Show 2022. The show was set amongst the Italian Rivera and took place atop the Costa Toscano, the latest LNG-powered cruise ship.

Breathtaking views paired with the most luxurious haute couture, ready-to-wear, accessory and swimwear collections swarmed the deck of the Costa Toscano. An environment in which fashion blends seamlessly with sustainability was the scene of the J Spring Fashion Show 2022.

Taking place atop deck 18 of the Costa Toscano, the fashion extravaganza was set amongst stunning views of the Italian Rivera. The ship aims to set sail on its first cruise after the final show on March 5.

The show kicked off with supermodel Jessica Minh Anh sporting a classic high-fashion red fishtail dress. The piece of art was produced by the Malaysian brand Emmanuel Haute Couture, accompanied with Jessica Minh Anh’s pioneering seashell-inspired hairdo.

The show continued with a remarkable array of embellished gowns with accentuated waistlines. Showcased in the colors of white and pink, each dress imitated the essence of the ocean.

Decorated with impeccable adornments with not one piece looking alike, Emmanuel Haute Couture maintained to raise the standard of pure excellence. The J Spring Fashion Show 2022 marks the third moment of the two fashion entities working together.

Then after Ngali showcased their ready-to-wear “Nginha” collection. The Australian brand took reference from serene, open areas to create a series compiled with flowing, moving pieces. Australian indigenous artist Lindsay Malay’s designs were printed onto silk adding for an added textured feel throughout the series.

US designer Elizabeth Southwood’s Sauvage brand showed off their latest collection full of daring yet constructive swimwear. The collection was motivated by the “year of the tiger,” sporting an assortment of unique prints, Swarovski crystals and innovative features.

The elaborate, couture collection “ORO” was dominated by gold accents and meticulously constructed pieces. Pakistani innovator Syeda Amera’s pieces emulated feminine styles embraced with hand-woven embroideries. “ORO” provided a unique interpretation and level of elevation needed within the space of couture.

Consisting of pieces that looked as if they were walking amongst the clouds is the South American designer La Paix from Paraguay. The couture, high-end aura from the collection took inspiration from all the pristine parts of life including nature, architecture, culture, art and life. Each piece had a dramatic yet contemporary flare. 

GLAUDI from the California designer Johana Hernandez commemorated life after the pandemic with their collection. Standouts were comprised of eye-catching details, satin shimmering dresses and elegant gowns that filled the collection.

Jessica Minh Anh closed the GLAUDI show as a picture-perfect modern fairy-tale princess. The elaborate yet chic hand-beaded haute couture gown showcased intricate beading of crystals that caught every inch of sunlight shone upon them. Highlighting Jessica Minh Anh’s petite waistline with an A-line silhouette, the finale piece was truly mesmerizing.

Having worked with Jessica Minh Anh on other elaborate projects at distinctive venues, African designer Kine Dion had the perfect recipe to showcase everything we admire about modern femininity. Placing emphasis on individuality and diversity, the collection was encompassed by garments full of distinct weaving and embroidery tactics.

The finale showing of the J Spring Fashion Show 2022 was held by Vietnamese celebrity designer Hoang Hai. The “East meets West’ inspiration point created a unique haute couture collection full of White, blue, gold and red idiosyncratic pieces.

Jessica Minh Anh closed out the show in an impeccably designed silver dress full of Swarovski crystals. The final piece of art referenced the profile of a swan as Jessica Minh Anh glided down the catwalk. The gown itself took over a thousand hours to make and revealed a high cut slit with a deep trail. Jessica Minh Anh headed the array of models through the ocean catwalk pictured amongst the deep oceans.

Another previous partner with Jessica Minh Anh, the Parisian hair accessory brand Alexandre de Paris created pieces the array of collections. They contributed flowered hairbands, butterfly/dragonfly hairpins and jeweled headbands, bringing an esteemed sense of charm.

Acting as Jessica Minh Anh’s fourth cooperation piece with the Italian cruise brand, Costa Crociere, she spoke to her decision of the Costa Toscana for the superior ocean fashion show. Jessica Minh Anh stated, “This particular moment in history provides an opportunity for a sustainable “restart” of our society. Costa Toscana aligns perfectly with my mission of highlighting sustainability in a visually attractive way. It was an honour to celebrate the resurgence of business and style on the world’s newest LNG-powered cruise ship.”

Mario Zanettic, President of Costa Cruises, spoke to the influence of the show, stating, “It was a great pleasure to have Jessica Minh Anh on board transforming our new LNG flagship into a phenomenal catwalk. She is a pioneer in marrying fashion with sustainability, just like Costa in offering the most advanced sustainable ships. It was a perfect event to celebrate such an innovative ship like Costa Toscana, which in a few days will leave for her first cruise, starting the full resumption of the Costa fleet in the next summer.”

This next-level fashion show amongst the sea holds the place for Jessica Minh Anh’s 26th imaginative venture since her initial catwalk atop England’s London’s Tower Bridge. Holding shows in some landmark destinations, she has plans to only continue to elevate the space of fashion x sustainability, and they’ll take us out of this world, quite literally. For more information, on Jessica Minh Anh and her inventive shows, visit the JMA Website

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J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
J Spring Fashion Show 2022 press photos via JMA Global Media for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Photo credits: JMA Global

Additional information on Jessica Minh Anh:

Born: 19 June 1988 in Hanoi, Vietnam

Height: 175cm (5’9)

DONNA LEAH DESIGNS, 360 MAGAZINE, accessories, handbags, gowns, clothing, dresses

DONNA LEAH DESIGNS

“The world of fashion, and the power that colors and textures have creating a mood have been with me from a very young age,” explains Donna Leah, when talking about the launch of her new brand, Donna Leah Designs. “I’ve always felt that sparkle and glamour should be enjoyed from the moment we wake up until after dark. Getting dressed in what we love is a great way to start the day with a positive vibe and makes me feel like I can accomplish anything. I am my own superhero.”

A graduate of New York’s famed Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), the American designer chose to base her brand in Miami where the dynamic energy of the city sparks her concepts. The brand was founded on a vision of empowerment and the need to be distinctive. A signature element of the brand is coordinating shawls that can be interpreted as a cape for women who embrace their individuality and are their own superhero.

Founded in late 2018, the brand launched with a collection of evening gowns inspired by the power of nature and the divine. Blues are a reminder of the ocean and the sky, greens and golds are the color of precious gems and lush foliage. “Heaven,” Donna Leah’s favorite piece, features a stunning sequins gown with a matching cape in mauve, a color she identifies with love and passion.

Now that people are spending more time at home, the designer has launched a line of loungewear inspired by her gowns, which incorporates Donna Leah’s love of metallics in bright shades of blues, pinks, and purples. The cape in the designer’s gowns has been translated into a hood for the loungewear collection. All pieces feel powerful, yet feminine, with bold colors and textures that act as a unifying statement for the brand.

Launching later this year will be a special series of designer statement t-shirts. Donna Leah explains, “I love making a statement and so much of us want to assert our feelings in a powerful way. While this is not a new concept, Donna Leah Designs is taking a unique approach that will resonate with women who have ageless style and are confident in their ideas.”

The reason for Donna Leah’s steady growing buzz is straightforward: the styles make a strong statement while being glamorous and unique at the same time. After completing several seasonal collections, including evening gowns, ready-to-wear, handbags, and accessories, Donna Leah is finding an audience for her pieces in the entertainment industry. She has shown her collections at the Grammy Awards and Oscars in 2019, and numerous celebrities are fans of her brand including Tanya Tucker, Cindy Lauper, Aerosmith, Roots, Cheap Trick, and Sharon Osbourne.

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Interview With Raul Peñaranda

New York designer Raul Penaranda has been making his dream a reality designing luxury women’s wear with an aesthetic that stands apart with a mix of edge and sophistication. Through this uncompromising style, Raul has dared to be himself and only two years after debuting at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was declared by FORBES magazine as one of the fastest growing fashion entrepreneurs to come out of the small business industry with his 100% USA manufactured ready to wear fashion line for women and Vogue Mexico named Raul “The New King of New York Fashion Week” for his extraordinary craftsmanship, attention to detail and exquisite style.

Raul was born in Cali, Colombia. He grew up in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to Miami, Florida with his family as a young adult. In 2000, Raul relocated to New York City where he was offered a freelance design position at Liz Claiborne, while enrolled at F.I.T and Parson’s. Over the next ten years, some of the industry’s most established fashion houses felt his creative impact such as Oscar de la Renta, DKNY, Zac Posen and Tommy Hilfiger. He has held key positions as Creative Director of Merchandise and Trend Services, Senior Designer and Textile/CAD Designer. Recently during New York Fashion Week, Raul’s burgeoning style culminated in a tremendous showcasing of ready-to wear designs entitled “Opulence”for Fall 2019. Presenting to his largest audience to date, Raul did not disappoint as his models walked the runway in handmade fashions indicative of his daring yet romantic style that has gained him recognition from the CFDA. Still, Raul is only getting started and with ten seasons of inspiring collections there
is only one demand from the designer ‘show the world who you are’.

www.raulpenaranda.com

 

Raul Peñaranda, Fashion Designer

Q & A for 360 Magazine

Q1- What or whom inspired you to start Designing?

A-I design because of the love and respect that i have for my mother and sisters; and that love and respect i want to share it with every women in the world…..and my clothing line is the language in which I able to express it.

Q2-Who are some of the notable men and women you’ve dressed?

A-Vanessa Williams, Lynda Baquero, Gabriela Isler, Kimberly Dos Ramos, Majida Issa, Jennifer Arenas, Dayana Mendoza, Cynthia Bailey, Brande Roderick, Blanca Soto, Maria Celeste, Irene Esser, Liliana Gil, Estefania Fernandez, Adriana Arango, Jill Zarin, Kika rocha, Cindy Taylor, Romina Nabhem, Paulina vega, Veronica Albornoz, Shirley Rumierk

Q3- When our readers are shopping, what are three must haves in their wardrobe?

A-A little black dress

B-A Comfy pair of jeans

c-Statement dresses for daytime and gala

Q4-When Creating for the red carpet, what do you and or clients look for?

A-More than a beautiful pieces, I’m looking for something that is an extension of my client’s personality knowing that less is the ultimate sophistication.

Q5-How does your culture influence your work?

A-Tremendously, from the vibrant colors, to the seductive silhouettes and to the lavish fabrics…..it’s a total package that empower any women and express her distinctive point of view. A perfect balance of two words…Seductive without being trashy and elegant without being old, celebrating all curves and shapes.

Q6-Who are your Fashion icons? Why?

A– Halston for his simple aesthetic that shows to the world that less is more. Oscar De La Renta: For not only the beauty of his designs, but for his humbled personality that inspired me like no other.

Q7-What advice would you give to aspiring Fashion Designers?

A– to not be afraid of being different, to be discipline, to be determined, to be kind, to be humble and to conquer the world