Brooklyn Beckham Went Behind the Camera to Shoot Burberry’s New Brit Fragrance Campaign

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Burberry is shaking up the fashion rules on its own terms, and we already love it! With only a few hours apart from the appointment of Marco Gobbetti as the label’s CEO, Burberry finally revealed its new Brit fragrance’s campaign, exclusively shot by model Brooklyn Beckham who, for the first time, went behind the camera lens.

Brooklyn Beckham Behind the Camera for Burberry’s Brit Fragrance Campaign

Those who are fond of Burberry’s runaway shows may remember Brooklyn Beckham as one of the fashion house’s most devoted attendees on the first rows, along with his notorious family. His surname is familiar for one good reason: he is Victoria and David Beckham’s eldest son (his younger brother Romeo has starred in one of Burberry’s ad campaigns too).

Brooklyn, who is no stranger when it comes to posing for fashion campaigns, has never kept his passion for photography or his interest in the fashion industry in general a secret. Both he and the British label began teasing us about this forthcoming campaign on the main social media since January this year, making us curious about the final results.

Shot in London and with an all-British cast of newcomers, the Burberry Brit campaign proves the 17-year-old model and photographer’s burgeoning talent indeed. The model squad, which includes Ben Rees, Lewis Helim, Todd Dorigo, Eliza Thomas, Liv Mason Pearson, Maddie Demaine, Carvell Conduah and Harry Pourdjis, is seen posing in various locations, which all manage to combine Burberry’s classic style with Beckham’s more street-style/urban-chic fresh attitude.

Brooklyn Beckham Behind the Camera for Burberry’s Brit Fragrance Campaign

Along with the ad campaign’s pictures, Beckham also worked on a short video and posters, the latter of which will let the customers choose among a grand total of 36 limited-edition pictures available in selected retailers and Burberry stores.

Artfully arranged and well-balanced, the campaign’s pictures undeniably reveal Brooklyn Beckham’s keen eye for proportions and elegance. That has, however, not stopped the critics from expressing their disagreement ever since the news about Brooklyn working on a Burberry campaign hit the headlines in January.

While Burberry’s (at this point former) CEO Christopher Bailey was praising Beckham’s qualities and diligence as a photographer in an interview with various newspapers, some of the world’s leading fashion photographers were expressing their frustration. According to them, Brooklyn has not accomplished all the achievements a photographer needs to shoot such an important campaign and, among other things, his work might even be the result of a sheer nepotism.

“Brooklyn has a really great eye for image, and Instagram works brilliantly for him as a platform to showcase his work,” Bailey told the Daily Mail.

Aside from the criticism, if you are interested in the newest Burberry Brit fragrance, it is finally available for both men and women in stores, and it comes in six different versions.

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Vetements Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Unveiled At Couture Fashion Week

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The Vetements spring/summer 2017 RTW collection was definitely one of the most anticipated runaway shows of the year, which was finally held at the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, featuring 18 collaborations and absolutely meeting our great expectations.

Vetements Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

With its spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear show, Vetements broke all the fashion rules, confirming its position as the anti-fashion label par excellence. Although recently appointed as Balenciaga’s creative director, Vetements’ Demna Gvasalia is clearly keeping Balenciaga’s signature style off from that of Vetements, with the French Collective’s notorious street-style allure always rocking the runaways.

Running from the 3rd to the 7th of July, this Haute Couture Fashion Week gave the unique chance to some labels to unveil their SS 2017 RTW collections too, alternating thus super-opulent shows, such as those of Guo Pei and Zuhair Muhad, with those of not only Vetemets but also Francesco Scognamiglio and Iris Van Herpen. Special guest Vetements got the opportunity to showcase its RTW collection in the halls of the historic Galeries Lafayette, which further implements the contrasting motif this couture week is about to embrace.

As if unveiling a unisex RTW collection at an haute couture-dedicated week wasn’t enough in terms of subverting the (fashion) rules, Gvasalia went further into his anti-fashion statement by asking 18 brands to collaborate on the collection, letting thus labels such as Levi’s, Reebok, Champion and Carhartt be part of the show.

Vetements Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

In contrast to what Gvasalia usually offers to his audience, namely big bold logos, this time around he opted for more discreet looks, leaving it up to the lines and cuts of the ensembles to speak for the collective’s way of perceiving fashion.

The line-up could thus be regarded as a well-served potpourri of soon-to-be must-have staples, with Vetements’ own versions of the Carhartt workwear, Doc Martens boots, Levi’s denims and Juicy Couture tracksuits surely waiting to fly off the shelves in the blink of an eye (be quick if you like any of the pieces!).

Aside from the aforementioned collaborations, Vetements kept up with its signature style, focusing on oversized silhouettes and deconstructed staples that perfectly mix Margiela’s conceptual fashion with the coziest street-style fashion one could possibly ever dream of.

Vetements Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

The genderless theme was strong in this collection too not just because of Gvasalia’s decision to let both male and female models walk the runaway show. Both he and those at the Vetements Studio decided to intertwine what’s conventionally regarded as feminine with all things masculine, combining, for instance, laced-up sandals with mannish Oxford shirts, as well as tight boots with button-down shirts.

Denim overalls got alternated with layered jackets and shirts, with sleek curve-hugging pencil trousers paving down the way for one of the best heroin-chic-approved looks ever. According to Vetements, the upcoming spring and summer seasons will also change the rules for what concerns sexiness, with deconstructed workwear adding an unconventional kind of edginess to any wardrobe.

Vetements Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

Oversized hoodies remind us of the collective’s first staples, while metallic boots help us understand what we are about to see during Vetements’ future shows.

Windbreakers and slightly conventionally feminine staples made their appearance too, just to make us wonder once again: “who decides what is ugly and what is beautiful?”

Vetements Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

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NARS Powerfall Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

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They say the advent of fall will be just awesome in the beauty arena, with dashes of Afro-American nude, au naturel elegance of ‘70s with caramel and espresso shades diffusing dizzy aroma around. It is François Nars standing behind this beauty hubbub by launching his new NARS Powerfall fall 2016 makeup collection that is set to hit the market in mid-July at NARS Cosmetics and on August 1st at other retailers, like SephoraNordstrom and Barneys.

NARS Powerfall Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

The collection will include 3 dual-intensity eyeshadows, 2 contour blushes, 2 new velvet matte lip pencils and 9 new velvet eyeliners – the whole monty meant to emulate the characters played by American actress Pam Grier, who served as the great inspiration for the creation of the lineup.

“The characters Grier played in those [’70s] movies were strong and assertive, and her look was tough, but at the same time never hard,” says Nars. “Instead of a lot of color, her makeup was more natural. The campaign references those characters and that time period with the contouring on the cheeks and the more natural palette.”

And in order to convert his great idea into reality François Nars placed his trust in the African chocolate girl Aya Jones. With an Afro hairstyle, reverse cat eyes, full nude lips and perfectly contoured cheeks, Aya comes as the best embodiment of Pam Grier’s beauty pattern. Explore the collection for your future second-to-none fall beauty moments:

NARS Powerfall Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00)

This Allure Best of Beauty winner eyeshadow is now launched in brand new white gold, deep indigo and rose gold shades. With its feature to be used both dry and wet, the eyeshadow will veil your eyelids either with a sheer soft touch or with high-intensity saturated luxury. Check the shades below:

• Antares – iridescent white gold
• Arcturus – shimmering deep indigo
• Rigel – shimmering rose gold

NARS Powerfall Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

NARS Powerfall Contour Blush ($42.00)

To create elegantly sculpted cheeks a la Pam Grier, this contour blush to be released in two color variations will work the best. The light shade is to bring some sacramental light to your complexion, while the dark one will highlight your best points taking you to an Afro-American goddess level. You can check the shades below:

• Melina – café au lait / espresso
• Talia – light caramel / nutmeg

NARS Powerfall Velvet Eyeliner ($24.00)

When it comes to accentuating eyes, here in this zone you will not have any deficiency as the NARS Powerfall 2016 collection is launching the whole 9 eyeliners with a velvety feeling in all the jewel tones possible. You can check the shades below and invest in several shades at a time:

• Black Moon – black
• Mambo – riche hazelnut
• Curacao – turquoise blue
• Kaliste – teal
• London – stormy grey
• Blue Lotus – periwinkle
• Last Frontier – espresso
• Las Pozas – white pearl
• Darklight – navy

NARS Powerfall Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

NARS Powerfall Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26.00)

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Givenchy Couture Fall 2016 Looks from Menswear Runway Show

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Givenchy is slowly getting us used to its It-squad of supermodels that strives to change the way we treat fashion (like we did in the Nineties), and the latest Givenchy Couture fall 2016 collection’s runaway show is here to prove it once again. The show reminded us also of another trend that could become a common practice in the near future: showcasing men’s and womenswear line-ups together.

Givenchy Couture Fall 2016 Collection

Riccardo Tisci unveiled both his Givenchy spring 2017 menswear and the Givenchy Couture fall 2016 womenswear collections together in Paris, and all the looks showcased perfectly recalled the iconic, edgy approach the Italian designer loves to take when it comes to haute couture.

As for the models, who had the chance to be the first to wear Tisci’s couture creations, Kendall Jenner, Mariacarla Boscono, Irina Shayk and Bella Hadid were asked to join the catwalk along with Lea T, Joan Smalls, Natalia Vodianova and Yasmin Wijnaldum. Powerful and iconic, the squad features both longtime catwalk habitué Shayk and newly acclaimed models, such as Gigi Hadid’s sister Bella, whose first ever runaway experience was Chanel’s couture show back in January.

Tisci also tapped transgender model Lea T to walk for his show, who, besides being one of the most iconic and beloved models of the moment, reminds us about Tisci’s commitment in making the industry a more inclusive and accepting environment indeed.

As for the looks we spotted at the show, the overall theme was all about the Twenties and Thirties, with looks that combined gender-bender patterns with evening outfits that channeled pure femininity and elegance. All of the looks created an intriguing contrast with the men’s collection, the warrior-like ensembles and overall black and military green color palette of which gave the whole show a sort of street-wear and slightly futuristic allure that was a pure pleasure to watch.

Givenchy Couture Fall 2016 Collection

Although greatly varying in style, all of the aforementioned models wore one thing in common: ladylike drop earrings with gem embellishments. Although small details, these accessories enhanced the models’ facial features, just like the side-parted, super-sleek hairstyles with an edgy wet effect.

Jenner’s look kind of recalled Kris Jenner’s Great Gatsby themed birthday party. Still, at Tisci’s runaway show Kendall was seen showing off a more ladylike dress with frilled details and a one-shoulder neckline that got revamped with a modern black pattern underneath. A more mannish design was instead Shayk’s choice, whose embellished coat was one of the collection’s key staples.

Sweetheart necklines, wrapped tops and quirky shirtdresses were some of the most noteworthy designs at the show, with ties keeping the attention high on the whole gender-bender theme.

Givenchy Couture Fall 2016 Collection

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Bouchra Jarrar Unveils Lanvin Resort 2017 Collection

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It is going to be an important week for Bouchra Jarrar, who currently has all eyes on her due to her newly released Lanvin resort 2017 collection. While debuting as a creative director of one of the world’s most acclaimed and oldest fashion houses in general is surely not an easy task, doing it with a resort collection might be even more stressing. Bouchra Jarrar, who has been slowly and steadily ascending the fashion industry for a few years now, was appointed as Lanvin’s creative director back in March 2016, after Alber Elbaz’s departure (who worked at the fashion house for 14 years in a row).

Lanvin Resort 2017 Collection

Jarrar presented her Lanvin resort 2017 collection in New York, miles away from home, showcasing a line-up that perfectly mixes Lanvin’s legacy and signature styles with the French designer’s clean cuts and minimalistic designs. Her educational background includes both designing apparel and jewelry pieces, and for her resort creations she infused signature lines and cuts with classic couture shapes from the Fifties and the Sixties. Her ethos is a refined, sophisticated and classic one, yet with an eased-up, modern twist.

“Bouchra Jarrar is a talented and visionary designer. She is the obvious choice for Lanvin. Her talent, her high standards and her mastery of cuts and fabrics will bring a breath of freshness and modernity into the house, while respecting its soul as the oldest Paris fashion house, a symbol of French elegance,” Lanvin’s chief executive officer Michèle Huiban told Business of Fashion, unknowingly describing this Lanvin resort 2017 collection too.

Just by looking at the proposals, a sense of modernity, fluidity, freshness and elegance takes the lead, catapulting us in a fairy tale where both the old and the new peacefully coexist as the main protagonists. The line-up features solid-colored, fluid haute couture-esque pieces, both androgynous and uber-feminine, as well as delicate pops of colors either in the form of romantic patterns or vibrant monochrome designs.

Lanvin Resort 2017 Collection

A goddess-like floor-length gown with jabot detailing alternates gently tailored mannish suits, while a princess trench coat is seen combined with a pair of somehow extremely elegant flat sandals. Button-down Oxford shirts, along with their textured fabrics, create a pleasing contrast with the sheer fluid fabrics of the dresses, transporting the collection to the Sixties, when the feminine ensembles were artfully interrupted by the very first mannish proposals.

A logo Jarrar found in Lanvin’s archives celebrates Jeanne Lanvin through the foulards and shirts, ultimately confirming Jarrar’s willingness to enhance and never underestimate the house’s legacy.

“Jeanne Lanvin always worked on the logo. It was a kind of tribute to her that I wanted to do,” she told Vogue, further explaining that the collection is not for her, but rather “for all women. I understand the power of clothes. It’s why I give a lot of attention to proportions; I like to optimize them. I want women to be beautiful, that’s my job.”

As for the Lanvin resort 2017 collection, chances are that it will be shown during the July couture shows in Paris. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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Gucci’s Cruise 2017 Show at Westminster Abbey

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Alessandro Michele opted to show Gucci’s cruise 2017 collection in London in Westminster Abbey. Interestingly enough, this show was the first ever to be held in the Gothic church, with the stage itself being held basically within arm’s reach of the main church, which just so happens to be where greats like Aphra Behn, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Lewis Carroll are buried. The large church, to put into perspective, was the location for Queen Elizabeth II’s (and other monarchs’) crowning, the funeral of Princess Diana, and the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton; now Michele is having Gucci join those ranks – well, sort of.

Gucci's Cruise 2017 Show at Westminster Abbey

The setting of the Gucci resort 2017 show was actually in the church’s cloisters, which is a breath away from the main church, and featured animal-embroidered needlepoint cushions (think cats, snakes, and tigers) over the church pews, which made for a comfier experience for the rather large resort wear showing. Celebrities like Bel Powley and Elle Fanning were in attendance, with the mood being set by Schola Cantorum’s soundtrack playing “Scarborough Fair.” From there, the expansive collection was all set to hit the runway, featuring both womenswear and menswear.

Vogue caught up with Michele and asked about his choice of setting a cruise show in London, of all placed, to which he had a very enthusiastic response. Gesturing to the vaulted roof, he exclaimed, “To dive in this gothic sea of inspiration! The punk, the Victorian, the eccentric – with this inspiration, I can work all my life!”

He showed his intent to work with the inspiration by sending down a grand total of 94 looks down the runway, each with a plethora of embellishments and fine details relating to an inspiration source of youth culture in the Britain; some looks were more literal than others.

There was no real rhyme or reason to the collection; prints were different and diverse, and traditional cohesion went right out the door, with the only binding element being Michele’s clear design aesthetic, and the fact that all of the clothes were off the wall in some way, bringing in cohesion from the chaos. Starting the show off on a high, quirky note was a women’s cat ensemble. A striped sweater with a feline printed on it was paired with a yellow tartan skirt with another embellished cat right on the front. Paired with a more-than-generous amount of accessories, the “crazy cat lady” vibe has never been quite so chic and fun.

Gucci's Cruise 2017 Show at Westminster Abbey

Gucci's Cruise 2017 Show at Westminster Abbey

Inspiration sources seemed to span across many different eras, with traditional tartan, ’60s skirts, ’70s dresses, silk dresses that were abundant between the ’70s and ’90s – and that’s only to name a few. Within each style era present were many different styles for different people. It seems that Michele couldn’t stick with one idea, so he settled on all of them.

Regardless of the wonderfully chaotic presentation, all of the clothes were immaculate in the classic Gucci Italian style. Even amid the wild British inspirations present, Michele was able to stand out with his own touches, like animal embroideries, bombers characterized by their glitter, fabulous embroidered handbags, and all the way down to loafers studded with pearls.

Gucci's Cruise 2017 Show at Westminster Abbey

Gucci's Cruise 2017 Show at Westminster Abbey

The Gucci cruise 2017 show became a celebration of great moments in the fashion history: across the eras and for Michele himself. Even when the clothes were totally dated, like a ruffled pink Victorian period dress, he brought in elements to keep the whole ensemble relevant; in this case, it was a pair of cool cat shades, pinched black cuffs to the dress, and oversized rings. So even though many of his inspiration sources with clear reiterations aren’t exactly relevant in fashion today, he managed to pull them up as such for this presentation.

It is difficult to condense this show down to a brief synopsis, but for the most part, the clothes speak for themselves. Just by scrolling through the large number of menswear and womenswear options put on display you are told a story of the past and present of British fashion, and how it can translate around the world.

Gucci's Cruise 2017 Show at Westminster Abbey

Gucci's Cruise 2017 Show at Westminster Abbey

Gucci's Cruise 2017 Show at Westminster Abbey

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