Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Montblanc M Writing Instruments: Designed by Marc Newson

Below: Teaming up with Marc Newson, Montblanc launches their new Montblanc M writing instruments, emphasising on modernity and a functional design... Love the unique silhouette of the pens with a distinct plateau at the barrel end...

Montblanc M Writing Instruments: Designed by Marc Newson

Montblanc collaborates with design superstar Marc Newson for a new collection of writing instruments, Montblanc M, bringing together the maison’s long history with Newson’s trademark biomorphic style. The result is a Montblanc pen that balances form and function with a distinct sense of modernity.

So what can we expect from this collaboration? First thing to note is the unique silhouette on each of these Montblanc M pens. An innovative plateau at the barrel end breaks away from the shape of conventional pens. And when closed, ensures the clip on the pen cap aligns perfectly for a design that flows fluidly through. With the use of magnet, the cap closes precisely with ease while an additional snap mechanism ensures the cap remains firmly in place.

The body is crafted with black resin and milled with a diamond tool to create the plateau at the end. The iconic Montblanc emblem is put into place using ultrasonic welding for a perfectly flat and smooth surface. Rounding off the attention to design detail, a gold nib AU585 features a two-tone finish of rhodium and ruthenium for added appeal. During the launch year only, the nib is engraved with the letters “MN” as a tribute to the Australian designer who imagined this latest evolution in writing culture.

“Like Montblanc, I seek to strike a balance in the design between the simplicity of the functional qualities of this product and the creation of a sensory experience in its use,” explains Marc Newson. “From the sight of the shape’s clean lines or the detailed plating of the nib, from the touch and feel of the writing instrument with its polished surface and ruthenium forepart, to the sound of the click of the cap as it is drawn to the body of the writing instrument with the magnet, Montblanc M offers a seamless writing experience that engages the senses.”

Look for the Montblanc M at all Montblanc flagship stores as well as online beginning September 2015. It will be available as a fountain pen, rollerball pen, ballpoint pen, as well as a screenwriter for use on a touchscreen, and as a fine art and fineliner for technical drawing.

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Source: Montblanc

Monday, 28 September 2015

Balmain x H&M Ad Campaign

Below: Balmain x H&M ad campaign... Olivier Rousteing’s favorite muses, Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and Gigi Hadid alongside male models Hao Yun Xiang and Dudley O’Shaughnessy posing in a subway station for the collaboration's glitzy ad campaign...

Balmain x H&M Ad Campaign

With just 1.5 months to the launch on November 5, H&M has unveiled its Balmain x H&M collection ad campaign.

Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and Gigi Hadid star alongside male models Hao Yun Xiang and Dudley O’Shaughnessy wearing looks from the collab and posing in a subway station. Juxtaposing high fashion and street has always been Balmain’s brand aesthetic and with H&M’s collab targeting the everyday consumer, the setting is definitely appropriate!

From military coats to party read dresses and outfits for men and women, there are many wearable pieces that should make your way to your wardrobe. Glamour and sexy just in time for year end’s festive parties!

Below: A glamourous and wearable collection just in time for year end festive parties!

Source: Balmain

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Preview of Balmain x H&M Mens Collection

Below: A preview of what to expect from the highly anticipated Balmain x H&M mens collection...It's a remake of Balmain's best sellers and signature looks. Love the military shirt and many will flock to grab those biker jeans...
  Below: I love the red biker jacket and the military officer's coat... Many wearable pieces, just hope the cut and quality is not too compromised...
Preview Of Balmain x H&M Collection (Launching November 5th)

In anticipation of the hottest collaboration from H&M as yet, pics of Balmain x H&M’s collection launching on Nov 5th has surfaced around the web. Sorry ladies, it seems the boys get a headstart. So what can we expect from the street meets luxury lovechild of Olivier Rousteing?

The signature Balmain jeans are in! The military shirts and officer’s coat are in. The ever hot seller high-top sneakers are a must have. And the best piece in my opinion from this preview, the striking hot red leather biker jacket that will be head turner (but you have to wear it first before it floods the street:-P) Even a jumpsuit gets a push to the shelves come Nov 5th... I wonder if that will sell or anyone actually will rock it. The pieces shown so far are not new to Balmain... more like a best hits remade in H&M pricing. But fans will make a beeline bright and early on launch day... so best sharpen your claws and fight your way to get these. Please let me get the military shirt with epaulets. I love that!

Prices are : Boiler suit, £79.99. Leather jacket, £199.99. Trainers, £99.99. Shirt, £49.99. Jeans, £199.99. Coat, £149.99. Bag, £149. So you get a gauge on how much budget to allot for your wishlist.

Source: Balmain