For the Resort 2021 collection of Balmain Men, Olivier Rousteing looked up to one of his favourite TV shows, “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” as he binge-watch it during the COVID-19 stay-at-home period. The upbeat spirit and vibrant style from the hit ’90s series are translated into bright tones, sharp tailoring and incredible graphic patterns.
Key designs from the series are married with Balmain‘s signatures and silhouettes such as six-button, military-inspired tailoring, khaki tones, and double-breasted jacket.
The collection is referred as “Zoom” collection, since Olivier and his team needed to rely on a whole new series of tools to create the designs. Olivier, his team, Balmain ateliers, and all of the craftsmen are forced to figure out how to work together in entirely new ways during the lockdown. “We all somehow managed to work closer than ever before, in order to produce a collection that meets this house’s high standards, in spite of all the difficulties that needed to be overcome. My team’s dedication, pride and talents are clearly reflected in each and every piece of this offering,” Rousteing said in a statement to art8amby.
In addition, the brand also introducing their first concrete steps toward the long-term goal of creating truly sustainable collections. The Resort 2021 collection is made up of a selection of tees, polos and sweats fashioned from Ecocert-certified organic cotton. The looks are also created at renewable-energy powered European production facilities located to their global distribution centers. All of the products rely on 100% compostable packaging, as well as recycled polyster labels and hang tags using recycled string and paper from Forest Stewardship Council sustainably managed forests. Visit the link here to see the complete collection on our Facebook page. (source)
Dutch model Cato Van Ee (Modelwerk) is fronting the latest lookbook of Olsen, and posed in front of Dirk Messner‘s lens and under the styling direction of Jennifer Hahn. Cato’s hair and make up was done by Bert Kietzerow.
Belgian model and writer Cesar Casier (last autumn he published his first book, Model Kitchen, a mixture of fashion and recipes) is fronting the latest lookbook of Engelhorn‘s Mens section, photographed by Dirk Messner with styling by Jennifer Hahn.
His make up and hair do was the works of Natalie Franz.
Model Jessie Setiono at WYNN stars in Sapto Djojokartiko‘s latest lookbook that was photographed by Hakim Satriyo. The romanticism of orchid has inspired the design of the current collection. His selection of dark colors pallette such as brown, gray and black indicates an escape from the lovely-sweet one. The sense of feminine-elegant with gloomy and misty nuance mixture reveal a kind of black swan effect for whoever wears.
Lace – one of Sapto Djojokartiko‘s design characteristic – is applied in some details. Orchid petals volume, as the main theme of this collection, are blossomed into embroideries and embellishments, as well as peplums, ruffles, beads and sparkling sequins. Instead of blurring, these thirteen feminine-dark dresses stunningly shine up women beauty and elegance.
Andy Chun responsible for Jessie‘s sensual make up while Indah Tode made the subtle retro waves hair. The collection is available at the newly opened premium department store, Galeries Lafayette Jakarta.
“It was a privilege to work with Galeries Lafayette, an iconic department store possessing such a rich Parisian heritage,” said Djojokartiko. “Galeries Lafayette has a great appreciation of style and craftsmanship which truly complements the Sapto Djojokartiko brand.”
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