In this monumental mural, the artist depicts four Black women in profile, facing each other in a mirrored disposition through a central altarpiece. The scene is completed with snake plants, hummingbirds, and serpents, all popular elements in Afro-Brazilian syncretic religions. This suggestive iconography serves as an expression of spiritual healing: snake plants, for instance, are popular plants in Brazil (commonly referred to as “St. George’s Spade”), believed to be instilled with protective powers against evil, and used in ceremonial blessings.
Forever exploring its long-held legacy in travel, a constant source of inspiration within every collection, the House presents an ode to the seasonal ritual of setting off to seaside locales. The Gucci Resort Collection features a selection of items unique to the world’s top travel destinations, transforming the vacation wardrobe into a colorful travelogue. Bags, sunglasses, hats, and beach blankets make up the exclusive local product offers, while the ready-to-wear and shoes will be available across all resort locations as well as on Gucci.com.
At the center of the special selection is the GG monogram, reimagined with a zig-zag-patterned background and with vibrant color combinations unique to the specific warm-weather havens where they are exclusively sold. The cities featured within the collection include Bondi, Bodrum, Cancun, Cannes, Capri, Dubai, Forte dei Marmi, the Hamptons, Hawaii, Ibiza, Jeju, Marbella, Miami, Monte Carlo, Mykonos, Okinawa, Palm Desert, Porto Cervo, Phuket, and Rio de Janeiro. Inscribed with the name of the city that inspired the palette, each item becomes a travel memento, denoting the expansive narrative of an individual’s journey.
To present the product selection in a surreal and playful way, photographer and director Max Siedentopf has captured a campaign where the Gucci Resort pieces take on monumental status in mini dioramas of the various resort destinations. Tote bags and sunglasses become part of the landscape, while beach-goers bring larger-than-life energy to the frozen-in-time scenes—a reminder that unexpected stories are still to be discovered even in the most familiar destinations.
The collection will be distributed through designated stores and on Gucci.com. Additionally, at the resort destinations, special Pop-Ups inspired by beachside cabanas will also showcase an exclusive product offering.
The Gucci Resort Collection features a wide range of products, creating a colorful getaway wardrobe.
The women’s ready-to-wear selection presents a variety of day dresses including cotton sangallo styles and printed muslin gowns enriched with colorful lace details. Perfect to pack, matching sets of GG tweed or GG chevron add an elegant yet relaxed feel. Swimsuits in a variety of styles come in bright hues, including a tie-dye print one-piece defined by a palm tree and the Gucci logo. As a part of the exclusive destination offer, T-shirts, sweatshirts, and shorts feature the names of select cities.
The men’s ready-to-wear is defined by lightweight knitwear and linen jackets, as well as patterned button-downs and tie-dyed T-shirts and sweatshirts—all in seasonal hues. There is also a full selection of denim shirts, shorts, and pants featuring playfully embroidered patches.
The handbag selection sees a reimagination of the GG monogram, with a zigzag pattern reinforcing its bold energy. Emblazoned across lined raffia-effect totes, beauty cases, and mini bags, each palette variation is unique to the resort destination and features a leather label identifying which city inspired the design. Select places will also present unlined raffia tote bags.
Offered worldwide, the Resort shoe selection features styles envisioned for holidays spent by the sea. Whether donning a flat or platform sole, espadrilles show off the colorful GG monogram woven from a raffia-effect material. The product selection also includes a number of women’s raffia-effect sandals with a flower-like design. The men’s collection features GG monogrammed espadrilles and Gucci Tennis 1977 sneakers in colorful prints.
Completing the array of items envisioned for the seaside, beach blankets, as well as raffia-effect bucket and baseball hats also showcase the regionally exclusive combinations of hues of the Resort GG monogram design. A selection of crochet hats is available worldwide.
A selection of destinations including Cannes, Capri, Forte dei Marmi, the Hamptons, Ibiza, Marbella, Mykonos, Porto Cervo, and Rio de Janeiro will also introduce new color variations of signature Gucci Eyewear styles in acetate or combi constructions, available in the international fitting. Characterized by a Summery and colorful spirit, each design features the name of the city it was inspired by.
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.
Pop fans can start celebrating. Rock In Rio, the world’s biggest music and entertainment festival, has just announced the line-up in the night dedicated to this genre. On October 5, 2019, the Rock City will welcome pop superstar P!nk, who debuts as headliner and ends the night performing her biggest hits.
On the same day, super group Black Eyed Peas – a debuting in the event – takes to the stage with a catalog of hymns such as “Where Is The Love?”, “I Gotta Feeling”, and “Lets Get It Started”. Brazilian singer Anitta, the first confirmed attraction of Rock in Rio 2019, opens the night. A fourth attraction, to complete the line-up, will still be announced.
Rock in Rio 2019 will take place on September 27, 28 and 29, October 3, 4, 5 and 6, at the Rock City, which will occupy the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Park for the second consecutive edition. Rock in Rio Cards (a ticket that entitles you to go to the festival before all attractions are announced) will go on sale on November 12 this year, starting at 7:00 pm, atwww.rockinrio.com.
Created in 1985, the festival has had 19 editions, 112 days and 2,038 musical attractions. Over 33 years of history, it has had an audience of more than 9.5 million people. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Rock in Rio also conquered Portugal, Spain and the United States.
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P!nk – The first time of the superstar in Brazil.The critically acclaimed “Beautiful Trauma World Tour” kicked off in Phoenix, USA, last March, and has touched audiences across America, Australia and New Zealand. With a career of more than 20 years, P!nk has seven studio albums, a collection of top hits, and sold 50 million copies, more than 75 million singles, 2.4 million DVDs worldwide, and had 15 singles on Billboard Hot 100 list’s top 10 (four #1). Plus, among other awards, she won three Grammy Awards (19 nominations).
Black Eyed Peas – In addition to classic hits, the band will be releasing “Ring The Alarm Pt 1, Pt 2 and Pt 3″” and “Big Love”, from the group’s seventh studio album entitled ‘Masters of The Sun”, which is being launched. Formed bywill.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo, the Black Eyed Peas is a multi-platinum band with more than 35 million albums sold worldwide, leading the world charts. The artists have won six Grammys and eight American Music Awards throughout their careers.
Anitta – After performing at Rock in Rio Lisboa, the Brazilian singer prepares to land in the Brazilian Rock City for the first time. The artist was elected the 15thmost influential artist in the world on social networks (leaving names like Lady Gaga, Shakira and Rihanna behind) by US magazine Billboard. Anitta stood out with severalsingleslike “Sim ou Não”, a duet with Maluma; “Loka”, by Simone & Simaria; and “Sua Cara”, with Major Lazer and Pabllo Vittar. The latter broke world records as the most viewed video in 24 hours in 2017, and the fastest in history to reach a million likes.
Rio de Janeiro approves cultural performances on trains, subways and ferry boats
Cariocas and tourists who use the Rio de Janeiro transportation systems daily are now able to enjoy cultural performances at the stations and inside the trains, subways and ferry boats. The performances, that help people kill time during the trips, are now approved. That is determined by an act approved by the state legislators, sanctioned by state governor Luiz Fernando Pezão and published in the Official Gazette on September 26th. In the coming days, the Department of Transportation, which regulates the concession holders that control the transport modals, will announce the regulation of the act.
The time approved for the performances will be from 6am to 11pm on weekdays and from 7am to 11pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The act states that the performer cannot charge the users of the public transports, who may spontaneously donate during the performances. Based on the wording, it will be up to the concession holders that provide these services to create a registry of interested persons to perform. However, the only purpose of this registry is to organize the time for the performances, though they are not allowed to prevent unregistered people from performing.
Currently, the subway concession holder is the only one keeping a cultural program in their stations, although they do not allow performances inside the wagons. According to MetrôRio, the Palco Carioca project allocates spaces in three stations – Carioca, Siqueira Campos and Maria da Graça – for musical performances on weekdays, from noon to 8pm. Registration to participate in the project is free and may be made online atwww.metrorio.com.br/Cultura/PalcoCarioca.
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