Walking into the Montblanc area at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is like stepping outdoors, taking a stroll through luscious greenery and breathtaking mountain vistas and valleys. Against this natural backdrop, Montblanc introduces its latest watchmaking collections including TimeWalker, Star Legacy, Heritage and the new 1858 timepieces inspired by the legendary professional Minerva watches from the 1920s and 1930s conceived for military use and exploration. The design of the booth combines natural wood, plants and rock evoking the beauty of mountain landscapes and bringing visitors closer to nature.
Dior Homme and French BMX specialists Bogarde are joining together for a collaboration centred around three bikes, the second of which is available as one of 100 numbered pieces. Taking inspiration from motocross wheel dimensions, this second exclusive, gold-finished creation echoes the design codes of Dior Homme, including details in black and white as well as a bee engraved on the hand grips. Made in France, this bike displays leather details which feature the "Dior" signature, created by Dior in Italy.
Pieter Petros, better known as PP, the CEO and founder of PIETER PETROS INSTITUTE is the new age philosopher who is set out to achieve his Vision, where Nature and Humans work alongside each other.
Motifs of mountain flora and fauna like the antlers of a deer, described by Kean as "the king of the forest with his thorny crown," rise up from the bottom of a wool overcoat. The white face of a wolf peers out from a backpack. "The idea of going up a mountain, what you see and what you feel, the encounters; the idea of finding as a human being an inner balance. The story is biographical—a story about the way we try to be better. We ascend this mountain and we find a new perspective. A celebration of nature, mountains, animals—we have to find a new point of view."
Pitti Italics is one of the Pitti Immagine Uomo projects - the program through which the Fondazione Pitti Discovery promotes and supports internationally promising new generation Italian fashion designers. At this edition the spotlights was turned on FEDERICO CURRADI of Florence who has a decade of experience with the most prestigious names in fashion, from Ermanno Scervino to Iceberg, in his résumé.
'Key developments can be seen in Print & Pattern, Geos, Stripes & Checks, including creative experiments with natural world aesthetics and striking slogan looks. Elsewhere, fresh, ultra-feminine florals introduce a sophisticated appeal'.
'Good product. Good feeling. Really it's that simple! Our products promise non-toxic dyes, fabric innovation, smart supply chain engineering and a commitment to zero-waste design practices. Feel good, you are making a difference one garment at a time', says brand's statement.
Milano Unica World concluded its cycle for 2015 following the success of the Shanghai VIII edition. Numerous projects for the new year are already in the making, aiming the spotlight on Milano Unica exhibitors, protagonists in the fashion world.
'Climate variations are the starting point of Fall-Winter 2016/2017 for Première Vision Yarns.Wooly, hairy and mohair yarns blur visuals. Checks and stripes melt into textures, creating misty aspects. Chines are delicately colored, throwns are worked in semitones and visuals will be softly blurry. Knits and weaves resemble powdery snow. Fall-Winter yarns and fibers make cozy airy handles possible. The feeling is silent and protective, and aspects subtly vibrant'.
'According to myth, alchemists had the power to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. They strove to uncover the secret formula to create gold, which symbolised perfection both in a material and spiritual sense. Like those mysterious scientists, we want to combine different elements to create a special and striking synthesis, something that surpasses its individual components'.
Nikki Reed x Freedom of Animals is a partnership inspired from the shared love for sustainability, conservation and design. It consist of three new black and white styles, including a circle bag, a bucket bag, and a belt bag (price range $280-$380), made of 100% recycled polyurethane, reprocessed zippers, and organic lining.
Freedom of Animals is a New York-based sustainable and cruelty-free luxury handbags line, created by stylist Morgan Bogle in 2013. The eco-friendly accessories are made of high quality leather-or-PVC-like fabrics and materials, comprised of post-consumer polyurethane and organic cotton.
Nature is evoked gracefully, all in subtle materials: Bark marks and frosty woodwork, Fossilized lichen, veined woods, rigid leaves, Frozen corollas and icy buds, Watered-down petals and discreet outlines, Colourful shadows with well-defined details.
We continue our journey among the environment-friendly fashion companies with Kowtow - a womenswear label, offering entirely organic cotton tops, dresses, coats and cardigans, bottoms and accessories.
'The beautiful potential of plants and other organisms to form living architecture inspired me to make a collection that is tangled like a maze around the body. Inspiration came from the way plants and their roots grow, and how roots have been used to grow living bridges in the forests of India. This tradition of growing bridges inspired me to re-envision my process of making a garment'.
The most important philosophical question ever asked is 'What is a good life?'. A good life is one which mirrors the world. That means that you understand the world through art and culture. You understand the genius of the human race and you understand yourself in relation to it.
In September 2015, the United Nations are launching global goals, a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. If the goals are met, they ensure the health, safety and future of the planet for everyone on it. And their best chance of being met is if everyone on the planet is aware of them.
Since 2005, L'Oréal has managed to reduce the CO2 emissions of its operations by 50% in absolute terms, while increasing its production by 22% over the same period. By 2020, L'Oréal intends to continue its programme of reducing CO2 emissions, with an objective of a 60% reduction, and has decided to accompany this programme with an innovative plan for delivering carbon gains in cooperation with its raw material suppliers.
On August 25, the H&M Conscious Foundation launches the first ever Global Change Award − one of the world’s biggest challenges for early stage innovation and the first such initiative in the fashion industry. By catalysing green, truly ground-breaking ideas the aim of the challenge is to protect the earth’s natural resources by closing the loop for fashion.
'Back To Nature. This season, heralds a fresh return to nature, as fashion prints demonstrate a renewed focus on organic, earthy aesthetics. Graphic Marble offers a modern twist on mineralized patterns, while Scratch the Surface infuses looks with a crude, untreated natural feel.'
Pangaea and Panthalassa are the unifying ideas behind Mary Katrantzou's Spring-Summer 2015 collection. In abstraction, the idea is evocative of movement, pulling and shifting; in allegorical terms, the birth of the earth, of its flora and fauna as well as the settling into position of our contemporary continents, offers creative source material.
The Open and Youth winners along with the inaugural Mobile Phone winner of the world's biggest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, were announced on Tuesday (March 31). Drawn from the four corners of the world and covering a huge range of subjects, the winning photographers were chosen from over 96,000 entries.
Last week, during the Paris Fashion Week, talented Lebanese designer Elie Saab presented his Fall-Winter 15/16 collection in France. The garments are darkly classy and functional and inspired by the beauty of the forest. The collection includes both daywear and evening/cocktail pieces.
Andrea Neri Spring-Summer 2015 collection is expressed through an egocentric and proudly Italian style. Shapes and light volumes, thanks to the innovation of the best light weights fabrics, fruit of fine woolen mills. 'Slim fit' and 'Daily fit' that enhance the body size of every man, keeping lines close to the body.
Gilles Clément is an acclaimed French horticultural engineer, gardener, landscape architect, botanist and writer. He was one of the first to allow nature to participate, and often lead, in the creative and ecological shaping of new landscapes and, for the last 40 years, he has had a significant influence on landscape design across the world.
Jelena Jankovic graduated bachelor's degree of Fashion design this year at the National Academy of Art.
During the graduation fashion show she presented her collection 'Spirits Of The Past'. It is inspired and created under the influence of ancient techniques such as knitting, dyeing, wood processing
In 2014 Irina Milanova finishes her bachelor degree in Fashion at the National Academy of Art.
During the graduation fashion show she presented her collection 'In touch with Nature'.
Bulgarian fashion designer Nikolay Bozhilov had his international debut during BERLIN FASHION WEEK 2014 (8-14 July). He presented his newest collection SYMBIOSIS at his fashion show at lavera Showfloor.
The fashion trends for Autumn-Winter 2013/2014 we present are created by Lenzing AG - a global market leader for man-made cellulose fibers. Lenzing supplies the global textile and nonwovens industry with high-quality man-made cellulose fibers and is the leading supplier in many business-to-business markets. The portfolio ranges from dissolving pulp, standard and specialty cellulose fibers to high-quality plastic polymer products and engineering services.
The company suggests the following themes for the season: ELITIST, MAJESTIC, SYNTHETIC, EDIBLE, STORM and RESORT.
World famous fashion house Kenzo presented a new perfume named Kenzo Homme, created by Olivier Polge.
The fragrance has notes of mint, basil, rosemary and cedar.
The design of the flacon is inspired by nature, so the man who wears it can feel like a real Robin Hood. The bottle looks like a blue bamboo shoot cambered by the wind. The box features the bamboo in a graphic, balanced dynamic.
Designers from the New York's brand Hanami make unique decorations from real flowers.
Design from nature! And we help a little. Hanami made a new collection pendants, brooches, and earrings from orchid, roses and leaves in different colours.
The designers have selected the most beautiful leaves, dehydrated and covered them with several coats transparent resin.
Tarred covering allows leaves to keep their natural forms and to shine in the sun. Nature makeс every leaf unique and that's why every adornment looks unique.