21 posts tagged "Frida Giannini"
Perhaps given Riccardo Tisci’s recent varsity-letterman font slogans—think “PERVERT” at his men’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection, or “FAVELAS,” as spotted on a lace top worn by Marina Abramovic at last week’s CFDA Awards—designers circuit-wide are turning toward text in their Resort ’14 lineups. Yet where Tisci’s words of choice are consciously incendiary (“FAVELAS”—dense urban slums most commonly associated with Rio de Janeiro—will become an increasingly hot topic as Brazil’s World Cup and Olympic Games approach), others have gunned for logomania.
For instance, Rochas‘ Marco Zanini knit the house’s moniker across a turquoise roll-neck sweater. At Gucci, Frida Giannini emblazoned “FRIDA’S” across a retro-tinged crop top (let’s face it—at this point, the designer’s name and aesthetic are virtually synonymous with the Italian house), and Preen‘s Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi printed an abstract take on their line’s name across gray athletic-grade jersey. “We were interested in slogans and rock band tour T-shirts,” Thornton said of the nineties-inspired collection. “The motif was a development from these, combined with a contemporary art attitude. We have always loved letters and text,” the designer added, “so why not incorporate them into clothing? There is nothing more graphically pleasing than letters.”
Affordable Balmain—a contradiction in terms? There’s no evidence to suggest that the label’s four-figure tattered tees are going anywhere, but for the slightly more cash-strapped, the company is introducing Pierre Balmain, a lower-priced, younger-skewing collection for men and women, made in partnership with Ittierre. Set to launch in the spring in 700 stores worldwide, the collection includes a mix of dresses, knitwear, leathers, and jeans (equipped with the label’s signature sparkles and studs, we hope). Your first peek is above. [Balmain]
Tom Ford’s first U.K. womenswear boutique opened in Harrods today, opposite Gucci. Though there’s only ready-to-wear in the space right now, Tom Ford shoes, bags, and jewelry are coming soon. [Vogue.U.K.]
Despite the summer heat, Brazilian supermodel Raquel Zimmermann continues to keep her cool. In a new “pulp cinema-inspired film” on Nowness.com, she shows off chic pieces from Brazilian design stars like Alexandre Herchcovitch, Andrea Marques, and Pedro Lourenço. [Nowness]
Gucci’s creative director, Frida Giannini, has shared an Italian style guide with Details on where to eat, shop, and take in breathtaking views. Of her favorite romantic spot, the Ponte Vecchio, she says, “It’s so breathtaking at sunset that you forget your sense of time.” [Details]
Miranda Kerr Unwrapped For Victoria’s Secret Holiday Catalog, Tom Ford’s Morning Ritual, Yachting With Gucci, And More…-------
It’s not the gift-giving season quite yet, but photographer Russell James was feeling the holiday spirit yesterday when he shared behind-the-scenes images of Miranda Kerr’s Victoria’s Secret catalog shoot. Looks like she forgot her wrapping paper—Kerr is baring lots of skin, wearing nothing but a giant bow and lace lingerie. [@NomadRJ]
Apparently, Tom Ford doesn’t wake up as Tom Ford. In an interview with Hint Magazine, the designer says, “It takes me a long time in the morning to become the person that other people expect me to be. When I feel depressed and I have a bad day or something terrible has happened or I have to face something, I go through a very precise ritual getting dressed in the morning.” The designer let his guard down on a few other things in the interview, too, from his desire to be hit on to what he learned from spending the past two months in Mexico. [Hint]
If you don’t have plans for the weekend, Gucci invites you aboard its yacht. The 33-foot Aquariva, designed by Gucci creative director Frida Giannini, will be at Sag Harbor Cove Yacht Club this weekend, available to view by appointment. If you really like the boat, created for Gucci’s 90th anniversary celebration, you can buy it for $750,000. [WWD]
Congratulations to the CFDA’s Steven Kolb. He has served as executive director of the Council of Fashion Designers of America for the past five years, and he is now the chief executive officer. Of his new positions, he Tweets, “Same job. Same tweets. Just a new title.” [@stevenkolb]