Thursday, 31 July 2014

You Are Invited! Montblanc "Celebrating the Spirit of Meisterstück" Exhibition In Singapore

Below: Happening this weekend (2-4 August 2014), Montblanc invites you to celebrate the Spirit of Meisterstück and experience the best of European craftsmanship at Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza... Read on to get a glimpse of what to expect from this amazing exhibition...
You Are Invited! Montblanc “Celebrating the Spirit of Meisterstück” Exhibition

You are invited! Yes, everyone is welcome to attend Montblanc’s ‘Celebrating the Spirit of Meisterstück’ Exhibition this weekend. (Full details are as listed below). So mark your calendars:-)

Commemorating 90 years of unmatched craftsmanship, Montblanc presents an elaborate and interactive Meisterstück exhibition to showcase the brand’s expertise and exquisite artistry in Singapore this coming weekend, 2-4 August.

The exhibition brings visitors on a journey back to the year it was first made in 1924, showcasing the evolution of the Meisterstück fountain pens and how it turned into a unique writing instrument and a famous luxury icon today.
 
Highlights of the exhibition have to be the demonstrations by the various craftsmen from the maison of Montblanc. From a master pen-maker to show how every nib is hand-sculpted and the steps required to assemble them, to a mater watchmaker to showcase the intricacies and complexities involved to complete a fine timepiece and the leather craftsman who continues to employ traditional techniques and finishes to perfect every handcrafted leather piece. This will open your eyes to the expert craftsmanship the brand embodies.

 
 


The exhibition will also be a launch pad for a new initiative by Montblanc to create renewed interest in the art form of writing through a series of ‘Art of Writing’ Masterclasses. Visitors will be able to learn more of the various art forms of writing through demonstrations by a Master Calligrapher.

Get ready to enter the amazing world of Montblanc!

2 – 4 August 2014
Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza
(Opens to public daily from 11am to 8pm)


Hope to see everyone there:-) I will not miss it for sure.

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Source: Montblanc

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall Winter 2014 Mens Advertising Campaign

Below: Salvatore Ferragamo Fall Winter 2014 Mens Advertising Campaign starring Felix Hermans and Jason Anthony and shot by Mert and Marcus. Gorgeous coats from the runway show featured... the stripe details are amazing as does the colours.
Below: Break away from predictable monochrome for the upcoming Fall season... the multi-tier stripe coat in orange and blues are a must have!

Salvatore Ferragamo Fall Winter 2014 Mens Advertising Campaign By Mert & Marcus

The perfect balance between nature and humanity. Harmony and emblematic simplicity, the sine qua non of silent story-telling as captured by Mert & Marcus while exploiting clear daylight against a dark background that emphasizes the notion of being suspended in time. This is Salvatore Ferragamo’s latest Fall Winter 2014 mens advertising imagery.

The mens collection was inspired by creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti’s collection of rugs. It may seemed like a mundane and unusual source of inspiration, but the designer reckons homespun textures enables him to explore a 3-D study of fabric. “After exploring the idea of frenetic life in big cities,” he said, “I wanted something more intimate.”

The motifs that ran across coats, jackets, and suits—stripes, woven threads, and even abstract kilims—were borrowed from rugs and blankets, but like their inspirations, they’re only half appreciated by sight alone. These clothes looked designed to be touched. (Click here to view the runway images)

I love the homage to cosier themes, where the clothes now lived a more intimate reality, making them that much more relevant to the regular guy. The striped coats inspired by vintage military designs were a thumbs up for me. The multi-tier orange/blue coat and the brown with striped collar and hem details are my favourites for the season. Gorgeous winter protection that deviates from the predictable monochrome palette.

Salvatore Ferragamo has definitely taken the right steps to make the brand more contemporary and appealing to the younger fashion forward guy. Give me those coats anyday for the coming fall season. I will find a reason to immerse in winter climates outside of Singapore for sure:-P
 
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Source: Salvatore Ferragamo, Style

Friday, 25 July 2014

Versus Versace x Superga Fall Winter 2014 Canvas Sneakers

Below: Want some funky prints and affordable designer kicks... here's Versus Versace x Superga sneakers to get you excited about!
Versus Versace x Superga Fall Winter 2014 Canvas Sneakers

In the competitive world of social media, standing out from the millions of like minded exhibitionists have been an ‘arduous’ effort. Getting onto street style photographer’s lens or garnering vast amounts of Instagram likes have been a steadfast trend for fashion fans all over the world.  It is what I call the peacock syndrome. Everyone prunes n shows off to visually compete for social approval. Perhaps that explains why colourful,  provocative prints gets readily embraced and is the express lane to getting noticed. GivenchyKenzoMSGM and many more designers have all leverage on this prints frenzy.

Kenzo has done their fair share to collaborate with street cred brands to bring their designs to a more accessible level. Their collaboration w Vans sparked off a buying craze as does the recent Riccardo Tisci X Nike sneakers.

But Kenzo ended their Vans collaboration after Fall Winter 2013. So if you want to fill the void for some accessibly priced designer kicks, perhaps the new Versus Versace collaboration with Italian shoe brand Superga will get your attention. Applying one of the key prints from the VERSUS VERSACE FW14-15 collection onto Superga’s historical SUPERGA 2750 model, the result is one pair of eye catching, fun and colourful design that captures the rebellious new style of VERSUS VERSACE. Clashing vivid colours and cut-up images of the brand, such as baroque detailing, the Greek key, and the VERSUS VERSACE logo can all be spotted on the eye catching print. This first SUPERGA x VERSACE VERSUS model is made with a cotton upper and a sole of vulcanized natural rubber, with a fabric SUPERGA label. The VERSUS VERSACE logo sits at the heel, which alongside the personalized box testifies to the uniqueness of the collaboration.
Below: Colourful and fun for all occassions! I want a pair:-P
The limited edition collection is available for sale now. Pick up a pair for US$150 or £99 in select Versus Versace boutiques and Superga stores, as well as shop.versace.com and superga.co.uk. (Note: Although these shoes are intended for the ladies, sizing runs thru till size 11 which will fit guys’ feet.) I want a pair!
Source: Versace, Superga