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When the Tara Jarmon label storms the Ritz boutique for a pop-up store, the result is bound to be surprising. For spring 2018, the mythical Parisian palace invites Tara Jarmon to present a capsule collection in the hotel's pop-up store.
Colombe Campana, the new artistic director of the house, lent herself to the game with delight and imagined an ideal summer suitcase. As a result, a collection of new products is offered there, with fresh and colorful pieces as a red thread. There are notably flowery pajamas, an embroidered night mask, pretty candles, a sweatshirt...In a pure collaborative spirit, Colombe Campana also invited a few designer friends to imagine exclusive models for this capsule. We love the Venetian slippers inspired by gondolier shoes signed by the talented Capulette. But also the pretty range of notebooks to the glory of Paris by Lavrut. Or the grosgrain hemmed straw hat, designed in partnership with the up-and-coming Spanish brand Eliurpi. But what would a summer suitcase be without a swimsuit? This is why for her first attempt, Tara Jarmon has teamed up with the Albertine brand, which excels in the discipline. The opportunity to dig up a perfectly stylish summer survival kit. All concocted by Colombe Campana and a few very inspired accomplices. What better setting than the Ritz to showcase this capsule collection full of pep and in the image of the brand, chic and refreshing? Tara Jarmon is packing her bags in the boutique of the mythical hotel on Place Vendôme until August 16!
We knew Fauré Le Page, the chic gunsmith and ex-harquebusier created in Paris in 1717. This label was able to rise from its ashes a few years ago and earn its leather goods stripes under the impetus of a very dynamic team. The current owner of the brand is a young man passionate about the know-how and history of this brand which has seen the greats of this world parade. Each season, he reinvents the label with creativity, style and panache.
The models signed Fauré Le Page, cut in the cream of leather and coated canvas, are recognizable by their tortoiseshell pattern, a symbol that was once found on the butts of pistols. The gunsmith past of this luxury brand is often present in the form of skilfully dosed nods. If the label was known for its bags calibrated as weapons of seduction, it now has a very accomplished line of glasses.To complete the panoply, the facetious luxury leather goods maker is unsheathing devilishly sexy sunglasses this summer. We love the mix of colors and materials and the sense of detail. Like these metal-rimmed frames. Round like portholes, these little contrasting gems are available in gold or gunmetal, the house's favorite color. Not to mention a model with a double bridge of rare elegance. The creative eminences of the house have even imagined, to protect their glasses with dignity, a case in the form of an XXL cartridge of rare sophistication. Armed to seduce, of course, but perfectly protected from the sun's rays. Just like the house, with style to spare and, of course, guts.
In the series of small jewelry brands that are rising, we love this American nugget. Created by Michael Saiger, who is also the creative director, the label is based in Miami, Florida.
No wonder the ocean is such an ubiquitous source of inspiration for the home. We love these bracelets straight out of the nautical universe but revisited in a precious and architectural way. An XXL shackle as a clasp, a stylized rope, reed style.Obsessively obsessed with the material, Michael Saiger makes it a point of honor to select only the best Italian leathers or to braid the cream of navy ropes. We also love the hyper-graphic bracelet featuring a zip or these filigree pieces with delicate architecture.
For women, the creations are more sensual and precious, with elegant versions, skilfully paved. But with always as a red thread, this ultra-creative spirit and this twist specific to Miansai, with an extra soul.
www.miansai.comThe inventor of the relativity thesis was not a fashion victim. However, the scientist was an absolute fan of a brown leather jacket, called Cossack and signed Levi's, which he almost never took off. On July 14, 2016, in London, Christie's put up for sale this famous jacket that he loved so much. It had been directly transmitted by the scholar to its owner, and was finally awarded to Levi Strauss after a breathless bidding session. Rather than making it a unique piece, exhibited in the house museum, located at the brand's headquarters in San Francisco (which contains 20,000 pieces, some of which date from 1873!), Levi's preferred to give it a second life by republishing it.
"I received an e-mail during a business trip to Italy in which I was told that Albert Einstein's Levi's leather jacket was going to be sold at Christie's in London, details Paul O'Neill , design director for Levi's Vintage Clothing. I was immediately excited by this news and immediately emailed our president and our archivist to tell them that we absolutely needed it for our archives. At the time, I had worked for Levi's Vintage Clothing for eight years and had seen several variations of this jacket, but never the original model. I really enjoyed looking at it and studying it.”
The replica is thus offered in a special box representing Einstein smoking a pipe, dressed in his favorite leather jacket. It is accompanied by a reproduction of the plate n° 97 with which the label won the auction and a small bottle of perfume created in collaboration with DS & Durga. The fragrance is inspired by the smell of the original jacket (pipe weed, papyrus manuscripts and aged leather). The Menlo Cossack jacket is thus making its big comeback in the label's spring-summer 2018 collection. Attention, potential collector!
For a long time, the Japanese textile giant Uniqlo has had the art and the way of associating with confidential or mythical creators, but sometimes unknown to the general public.
It is also an opportunity for Uniqlo customers to discover their work and to buy some of their pieces at very low prices.
The latest collaboration offers a spotlight on the Marimekko label. This Finnish house, which has existed since 1951, is known for its original, ultra-graphic and colorful prints. And as the two brands share the same philosophy which aims to improve everyday life, their association was therefore quite natural. Simplicity and creativity have punctuated the specifications as the result inspires timeless and sharp looks. Available in Uniqlo stores from March 29. www.uniqlo.fr
We salute the initiative of the American brand Gant, which has decided to get involved in saving the oceans through the Beacons Project. The starting point was to design a collection of eco-responsible shirts (two models for men and two models for women), made from recycled plastic waste recovered from the oceans. Gant went so far as to also manufacture the buttons and the packaging from recycled materials.
Since its creation in 1949, Gant has always been sensitive to the marine world. The brand had notably supported Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the famous captain, and his association Ocean Futures. Today, it is committed to a long-term global partnership with the association specializing in the protection and cleaning of water, Waterkeeper Alliance. More than one hundred million tons of waste pollute the oceans and can potentially be transformed into clothing if they are upcycled. The collection will go on sale in early April. www.gant.fr