FENDI – #MeAndMyPeekaboo Ep.10

08.05.2019 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

On the tenth episode of their #MeAndMyPeekaboo series, Italian fashion house Fendi has opted to celebrate Italian celebrity influencer Chiara Ferragni on her 32nd birthday. For the episode the web entrepreneur and her rapper husband Fedez are featured alongside the beloved women of her family including mother Marina Di Guardo and sisters Francesca and Valentino in Rome. The short film documents the couple upon their arrival in Palazzo Fendi in Rome, where she is met with a surprise birthday party with family and friends in attendance. The  film captures each intimate moment of the event including Ferragni’s entrance to her celebration, to the blowing of candles, to shared moments between the herself ,husband and family. During the film, Fendi’s legendary Peekaboo of course makes appearances in different versions including the X-Lite edition and the Essential for Men both crafted in Cuoio Romano Selleria leather by the house’s expert leather artisans.

The  #MeAndMyPeekaboo series began earlier this year featuring 10 iconic women across the world which included names like Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and North West. Each episode includes versions of the Peekaboo bags which have been seen on the Spring Summer 2019 runways with an updated soundtrack of Mary J Blige’s Family Affair.  To shop the Peekaboo visit Fendi. 

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Fendi #MeAndMyPeekaboo No.9 ft The Quann Sisters

17.04.2019 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

For the 9th episode of their #MeAndMyPeekaboo series, Italian fashion house Fendi has joined forces with the exceptional genetic duo of the New York based creatives The Quann sisters. The short film, focuses on the strength of  sisters’ bond and features the two —  blogger and entrepreneur Cipriana Quinn and musician and music producer TK Wonder prancing around the streets of Manhattan with their Peekaboo bags in hand. 

The  #MeAndMyPeekaboo series began earlier this year featuring 10 iconic women across the world which included names like Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and North West. Each episode includes versions of the Peekaboo bags which have been seen on the Spring Summer 2019 runways with an updated soundtrack of Mary J Blige’s Family Affair.  To shop the Peekaboo visit Fendi. 

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Prada Invites – Spring/Summer 2019

10.04.2019 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

Cover Image: The Yoke bag by Elizabeth Diller

On theme with Milan Design Week, today Prada Milano launches a series of projects titled Prada Invites in collaboration with three outstanding female architects. The Italian luxury house has invited Cini Boeri, Elizabeth Diller and Kazuyo Sejima to give their takes on the brand’s signature nylon fabric. For the project they are presented with the task of creating an accessory item for women and each artist produces something of a unique item. Italian architect Cini Boeri has conceptualised a functional bag that can expand and reduce according to its need or occasion; Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima has crafted rather more playful designs with a long version dubbed the ‘daln’ and a curved version called ‘yooo.’ While American architect Elizabeth Diller’s designs — ‘The Yoke’ bag and ‘The Envelope’ garment bag cover a wider range of multiple functions. This new chapter of Prada’s venture is only a small display of their ongoing fascination with multifaceted representations of contemporary femininity. Prada Invites pieces are on sale with several different drops from the end of March until the beginning of May, in select Prada stores across the world. 

Daln bag by Kazuyo Sejima
Bag by Cini Boeri

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Introducing Gucci’s Zumi -A playfully appealing accessory

04.04.2019 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

Earlier this week, Italian fashion house Gucci’s released one of their latest ventures which features the release of a new handbag. Creative director Alessandro Michele has casted L.A based actress and experimental musician Zumi Rosow as his muse as he created a line of bags inspired by her free spirited, creative spirit.  The bags, dubbed Gucci Zumi are accessories which feature a combination of the house’s signature motifs, being the interlocking G as well as the Horsebit hardware which was replicated from a rare piece of the house’s archives chosen by Michele.

Of course the bag is presented in several different versions —  the sophisticated top handle version, offered in medium and small —  this version is featured in smooth and grainy leather, python, elapse, ostrich and crocodile. The Gucci Zumi Shoulder bag is offered in the sizes mini and small and features the option to detach the leather strap, transforming into a clutch.  Michele also drew inspiration from a vintage 60’s bag for the tote version of the Zumi which was presented at the SS19 show and is offered only in crocodile and lizard skins.  The bag is also included in fun Gucci strawberry prints in the medium top handle and mini shoulder versions.  To shop visit Gucci.

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Gucci Jewellery ft. Florence Welch -Bohemian Elegance

22.03.2019 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

Earlier this week Italian fashion house Gucci launched it’s new advertising campaign featuring their jewellery ambassador and longtime friend, musician, singer, songwriter, producer Florence Welch. A match made in heaven , Florence is to Gucci as Madonna is to Gaultier or in even simpler terms as bread is to butter. Shot by photographer Colin Dodgson, the campaign features Welch in a retro styled wooden wagon surrounded by a bed of colourful decorative bohemian styled fabrics and furniture as she poses for the camera adorned in the house’s stylised rings, bracelets and necklaces. The artist’s light, nonchalant luxurious mood pairs perfectly with the garments and bijouterie carefully selected from Gucci’s Le Marché des Merveilles, Gucci Ourboros, Gucci Flora and Dionysus fine jewellery collections. Visit Gucci to discover more.

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“The Coromandel Collection” – Chanel’s Ode to Madame Gabrielle C.

19.03.2019 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

Gabrielle Chanel was said to have been one who lived a figurative lacquered box where sailing ships, palaces, flowers and birds plaited in flashes of gold and deep red stood out against the darkness of light. This fantasy landscape meant so much to her that she often wished to always carry this fantasy in a portable form. This was how her love for Coromandel screens was first discovered in 1910 on a journey with her great love Boy Capel. “The first time I saw a coromandel screen, I cried out: It’s so beautiful! I had never said that about any other object,” said Madame Chanel.

The French fashion house which lives in on in her name recently chose to honour their founder’s passion with a high jewellery collection of fifty-nine pieces inspired by coromandel screens. The collection includes twenty-four pieces which are entirely unique with reworked motifs around the themes of floral, noticeably evoking her signature flower, the Camellia; animal, through the bestiary of Coromandel; and mineral, reflecting her love of crystal and gemstones.

The Fleur De Laque Necklace

The designer was undoubtedly greatly inspired by the intricacies of these Chinese Coromandels which often included art of flora and faunas. She would muse upon the screens and attach photographs and drawings to create a sort of moodboard  or theatre in which she would often immerse herself. “When I look at this screen in the evening for example,”she continued, “ I see doors opening and knights setting off on a horseback.”

At the heart of this animal theme, the workshop captures a flock of in flight birds as they appear on some of the designer’s screens in an ornament diamond right that boasts over ten carats. The collection’s gems also calls on the colours of the Coromandel lacquers which includes the greens of the Tsavorite garnet, emeralds and the over thirty-seven carat tourmaline on the “Vibration Minérale” ring; the red spinel on the “Evocation Florale” ring and the ruby beads and deep hypnotic black lacquer transposed onto the onyx. To shop or view the full collection visit CHANEL


The Évocation Florale necklace
Coco Chanel (1883-1971), couturière française. Paris, 1937.

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FENDI – Me and My Peekaboo Ep 8.

08.03.2019 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

For International Women’s Day, Italian fashion house Fendi launches the 8th episode in the second chapter of their Me and My Peekaboo series. The series which began earlier this year features 10 iconic women across the world which included names like Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and North West.

The second chapter of the Peekaboo series focuses on the bond of iconic pop families. From J-pop stars identical twins Ami and Aya shot in Paris to Taiwanese renowned actress and movie director Sylvia Chang with her son Oscar Wang in Shangai. The latest episode (Ep. 8) features businesswoman and socialite Grace Pen accompanied by her visual artist,  model daughter Jossilyn Pen shot in the Amanyangyun resort in Shangai. The mother daughter duo are filmed enjoying and intimate bonding day with their Peekaboo bags in hand on the architectural ecological grounds which also houses a 15 year tree conservation project in protection of the rich heritage, traditions and sites it holds. The episode includes versions of the Peekaboo bag which have been seen on the Spring Summer 2019 runways. To view the film and shop, visit Fendi.

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Q & A with Millennial Milliner Emma Brewin

04.03.2019 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

Within the past few months you’ve probably noticed that faux fur hats and garments have been trending, from the streets of London, Milan and Paris Fashion weeks, to magazine editorials and cover shoots. Upon further inspection, you’ll probably find out that a great number of these pieces were made by British millennial milliner Emma Brewin. Her clientele has been from the likes of Rita Ora, Miley Cyrus, Adwoa Aboah to Kylie Jenner for Paper Magazine, Vogue USA among others. Brewin has been stitching faux fur outerwear and accessories for these pop culture behemoths from the comfort of her hometown Sandwich in South East England. 

“I really enjoy being out here in the middle of nowhere and doing my own thing,” she says. Twin sat down with the designer for a chat about struggles, inspiration, and the creative direction behind her latest SS19 Campaign shot by photographer Chloe Sheppard.

When and how did you learn to make hats? 

I studied fashion design at university but I suppose I am self-taught in millinery. I made my first hat back in 2013, to match a coat I had made, and now I can’t make a coat without a furry topper! 

What persuaded you to go in the direction of faux fur as opposed to any other fabric?

At university I did lots of studies into what fabrics children find most appealing when dressing up, and fur was a always up there with the first things they grabbed, once I started working with it I completely fell in love, for me it can complete any outfit and make it so much more special.

How long does it take you to make each piece?

It completely depends on the piece but if I am working on a hat I always give myself a full day from start to brushing and boxing up.

What was the direction behind your SS19 campaign and collection? 

When starting a collection I never really have any particular direction, it’s my favourite part of the whole process, the girls and I just make, make and make. Usually producing pieces that we would dream of finding in old vintage shops then playing around with them until they are perfect. The studio is like a fancy dress box of hats, and the ones we dress up in the most are usually the ones we put into production. In regards to the campaign we really wanted to let the hats speak for themselves, which is why (for the first time) we shot in a studio. 

Where, what or who do you look to for inspiration? 

Everything old. 

What has been your greatest challenge since the launch of the label? 

Relinquishing control and not doing every job myself.

Who is the ideal Emma Brewin woman?

Our customers. We really do have the best customers on Earth. 

What’s next for you? 

We have spent January and February locked in the studio making some wonderful new styles, we released a sneak peek of our new Cat Hat on Instagram the other day, and have some matching new accessories to twin with our hats coming very soon.. 

Photographry- Chloe Sheppard

Styling – Clarissa Bowman

Hair – Sinead Gregory

Make up – Lindsay Low

Model – Mimi (Anti agency)

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Fendi’s “One and Only Baguette” ft. Carrie Bradshaw

05.02.2019 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

For the final installation of Fendi’s #BaguetteFriendsForever series, the Italian fashion house released a short film shot along the busy streets of the big apple titled “The One and Only Baguette.” The movie, features  influencers Caro Daur and Natasha Lau along with models Ebonee Davis and Melissa Martinez. During a lunch break, Daur relives the moment she saw a unique vintage purple sequinned Baguette at the Fendi store and decides she just will not live without it. On a hunt for the baguette, the girl group hurries back to the store where they discover that the piece was just sold. Still determined to cop the  accessory , the girls run out into the busy streets of New York to find this mystery woman. During their search they spot the baguette and when she turns around they notice it’s not just a woman, but an icon, Sarah Jessica Parker, who finishes the film with a sassy,  “This isn’t a bag, it’s a baguette.” 

Last week the brand launched the campaign #BaguetteFriendsForever which includesd a series of short films featuring the storylines of inseparable groups of friends around the world throughout one of their daily routines which is centered around the iconic Fendi baguette. The first episode was titled “The Baguette is Back” and was an adventure set in the streets of Shanghai China. The second episode Titled “The Missing Baguette,” was shot in Hong Kong and this marks the final leg off the Baguette series. All pieces are currently available in stores worldwide and online, to shop the looks , visit Fendi.

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Fendi’s Missing Baguette – #BFF

02.02.2019 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

This weekend in continuation with the Fendi #BaguetteFriendsForever series, the Italian luxury brand released the second installation of the sequence which is set along the vibrant streets of Hong Kong. Titled “The Missing Baguette,” the film features Taiwanese DJ Dizzy Dizzo, Singapore-based fashion IT-girl Yoyo Cao, Japanese model Hikari More and Korean DJ Peggy Gou on the hunt in Hong Kong for Hiraki’s lost Baguette which she accidentally leaves at Fendi store while shopping for new merch. 

Last week the brand launched the campaign #BaguetteFriendsForever which includes a series of short films featuring the storylines of inseparable groups of friends around the world throughout one of their daily routines which is centered around the iconic Fendi baguette. The first episode was titled “The Baguette is Back” and was an adventure set in the streets of Shanghai China. To be released next week is the final episode which features the backdrop of the Big Apple and a special guest too. Stayed tuned for more. To shop the looks , visit Fendi.

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The Return of The Fendi Baguette

24.01.2019 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

As we reported earlier this season from the SS19 runways, the Fendi Baguette has officially made its comeback.

The history of the baguette dates as far back to 1997 when Silvia Venturini Fendi first made the pitch for a smaller bag in a time where larger bags were leading the market. Of course the feedback the designer received from the idea was not initially positive but nevertheless she stuck with her guts and released the first baguette on the runways of 1997. Initially it was offered with small straps and the double F logos in brown. Since then it has made it’s way from the late 90’s throughout the Sex and The City Era of the 2000’s in additional styles. And it’s now safe to say it is officially back and has made its return with a fabulous intro.

This week the Italian fashion label has launched their latest campaign #BaguetteFriendsForever which includes a series of short films featuring the storylines of inseparable groups of friends around the world throughout one of their daily routines which is centered around the iconic baguette. The first episode, released only yesterday, is titled “The Baguette is Back” and is shot along the vibrant streets of Shangai, China. It stars movie actresses Tan Zhuo and Qiao Xin along with influencers Yu Wei and Yoyo who are filmed during their venture of a girls night out. The movie starts with the women shopping for baguettes and wardrobe at the Fendi store inside IAPM Mall in preparation for a night at the club. Each film carries it’s own style with a slight hint of humour to top it off with Groove Armanda’s My Friend as their soundtrack.  To be released later this month, are also two upcoming films featuring the baguettes’ ventures of Hong Kong and New York. Stayed tuned for more, and visit Fendi to shop. 

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Coach Spring 2019 – A Western Road Trip

04.01.2019 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

To ring in the new year, American luxury accessory house Coach, launches their global campaign for the Spring 2019 collection today. The collection features floral print dresses, ruffled blouses and dresses, and of course some of the brand’s signature bags — the Parker Top Handle and the Patchwork Dreamer. Coach ambassadors Kiki Mizuhara and Guan Xiaotong and models Adut Akech, Fran Summers and Kiki Williams among others were elegantly captured by photographer Craig McDean in a faded carnival scene in Los Angeles inspired by a western American road trip. The campaign also features a few pieces from the brand’s collaboration with Disney which gives a playful twist on some of the network’s iconic characters. The images of this all female gang breathe cool, confident, effortless spirit from the Coach girl which accurately conveys the inclusive and optimistic vision of the house with the collections main themes. To view the full collection , visit Coach

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Saint Laurent Jamie Bag

06.04.2018 | Fashion | BY:

Inspired by the treasures within the Saint Laurent archives, the new Saint Laurent Jamie bag is a modern classic that has arrived perfectly on time for the new season. The Carré rive gauche quilting lends the classic silhouette a unique look while the metallic and leather chain references Saint Laurent signatures. Available in red and black, it’s the kind of treasure that will keep you smiling throughout the year.

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Moxham x Whistles

26.10.2014 | Fashion | BY:

Twin favourite Moxham has collaborated with ‘it’ high street brand Whistles to create an exclusive eleven-piece collection, released today.

Madeleine, the creative mind behind the London based jewellery and accessories brand, has fused together the sophisticated, clean-line aesthetic we’ve come to know and love from Whistles with her own minimalistic sensibility to construct a range full of simple motifs and geometric shapes in a monochrome palette. The capsule features long necklaces, collars, cuffs, leather clips and a headband – signature Moxham pieces that have been reinterpreted using a W / M motif – that are all made from hand-cut leather and laser-cut metal with a powder coated finish.

Always interpreting the individual, the pieces can be detached and alternated, making each one personal and able to reflect the wearer’s own style. It is this element of design that makes Moxham a brand worth paying attention to.

Moxham x Whistles is now available in stores, as well as online here

moxhamstore.com

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Williams Handmade for Kirsty Ward

19.02.2013 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

Kirsty Ward is most likely a name you’ve heard of before; if you didn’t catch her interview with yours truly last summer, then you no doubt have previously come across her distinguished statement jewellery and clean considered womenswear pictured on a number of fashion blogs, magazine editorials or even the odd stylish celeb.

When we last spoke to Kirsty she was revealing news about her Spring / Summer ’13 collection, so we thought it was only apt that she’d also share with us her highlights for this season — in particular a unique bag collaboration with fellow British designer, Sarah Williams of Williams Handmade.

“I’ve created several clutch bags in previous collections, however this was something that I’ve always wanted to explore further, so when the opportunity came up to collaborate with Sarah I was super excited,” Kirsty told Twin. “We first met at ITS#9 where we were both finalists in the accessories category but I’ve been a big fan of her work for years now – plus I think our aesthetics work really well together.”

The collection consists of four bag styles in total, all of which feature detachable and interchangeable straps so that the wearer can mix between the colours featured in the chosen pastel palette of pink, blue and grey. Similar to Ward’s own womenswear designs, Sarah’s clean, minimalistic creations form a perfect foundation to the bold signature jewellery pieces that Kirsty has adorned the surfaces and edges with.

The Williams Handmade for Kirsty Ward collection will be showcased along with the rest of Kirsty’s Autumn / Winter ’13 offering at the Vogue Talents Corner, Palazzo Morando, during Milan Fashion Week later this week.

Images courtesy of Alexander Jordan

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Love Leather

11.01.2012 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

Zana Bayne makes pieces for people who aren’t afraid to let their accessories do the talking.

The Brooklyn-based designer handcrafts body harnesses, belts and other accessories worn by the likes of Lady Gaga. Having founded her blog Garbage Dress in 2008, Bayne already has a strong following for her own sense of style, which is composed of Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens and lots of black. Both her personal and brand aesthetic showcase a penchant for slightly dark and elegant.

Twin talked to the designer about bullfighting suits and the power of blogs…

What is the design process of a collection from start to finish?
I like to make collections that respond to the one prior, often ‘carrying over’ designs. Sometimes it begins with a color, or shape, or specific body part that I want to highlight. A lot of the time, I think of a certain ‘lack’ or ‘void’ – something that I wish existed, or was more accessible. From there I do a lot of sketching. In the developmental stage, I do a lot of image hoarding; I collect pictures that seem to resonate with my current state of mind, and once there’s enough of them I try to look for themes and patterns.

What inspires your designs in general, and more specifically, your F/W 11 collection?
I like to design with my friends in mind, taking what I do and adapting it to something that would fit their style. I like my work to be wearable for a variety of people, so I definitely keep styling options in mind. For F/W 11, I began with the image of a Torrero & his Traje de Luces (bullfighting suit) – the feelings of strength, pride, and confidant finesse. I also used wider cuts of leather to create bolder lines on the body. The colour palate of red, black, and patent black leather echoed that masculinity.

How has your blog helped you develop your brand?
From the advent of my blog back in 2008, I realized that if used correctly, it could become a very effective portfolio of my point of view. I have always posted my own photographic content, and kept the entries based on my life experiences.

Every step of my business development is chronicled on my blog. I think this openness and visual archive has been a huge help. I’m able to share the process behind the product as well as show how my pieces can be worn in daily life. I think its hard for a lot of new labels to establish consumer trust without years of brand history, so in a sense I have been able to create this through blogging.

What are your future plans and projects with  Zana Bayne Leather?
Right now I’m working on my S/S 12 collection which I will be showing in February (I think seasons are unnecessary for accessories), as well as a few collaborations with designers for their F/W 12 collections. Everything is still made by hand by myself & my studio helpers, so I’m hoping to find a way to relieve some of the labour intensity. We shall see.

zanabayne.com
garbagedress.com

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