Saturday, 25 April 2015

The New 'GUCCI Interlocking' for Pre-Fall 2015

GUCCI Interlocking - The new shoulder bag from the Pre-Fall 2015 collection.

GUCCI Interlocking - A new collection of shoulder bags,
available now in store and on

The perfect gift for Mother's Day, May 10th, and GUCCI will deliver express
with free shipping!

For Frida Giannini’s penultimate collection for Gucci, the designer looked to a boyish glamour synonymous with a certain swath of the seventies: lean, tailored suiting in tweed, herringbone, and geometric jacquard, sharp and smart wool mélange blazers, and trousers coming cuffed and low-waisted or long and oversize, and all paired with tricolor python or leather pointed toe brogues, both heeled and flat.

Nordic-print knitwear in mohair, merino, and alpaca was dressed up by sparkling crystal embroideries that more brazenly sluiced around the worn patches on tight distressed denim like a topographic map. A cropped Persian lamb vest with inlay workings of geometric embroidery had distinctly retro-minded appeal (the type of thing you picture Anita Pallenberg snapping up in a souk), and true to form, the outerwear was fit for a seventies dream girl: military-inflected felted wool peacoats and rust-colored suede, a patchwork fox jacket that could have fallen straight off the Rolling Stones’ European tour bus, while a woven goat number in brick red and black seemed meant for professed Pallenberg disciple Kate Moss (for Jackie Collection by GUCCI), who sat front row at Gucci’s spring show and who once received a fair amount of heat for a vintage monkey fur of a similar heft. An achingly soft apricot-colored cinched-waist shearling coat with long blush-colored Mongolian lamb trim was feminine without being fussy: as subtle a statement coat as you could hope for, and the kind you dream of welcoming next autumn in.

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GUCCI Interlocking now availabel on

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo Credit/Source: The House of GUCCI

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Peter Philips, the Creative and Image director of Dior make-up, has created a range of equally elegant and timeless shades for spring 2015. Among Rouge Dior Brillant's twelve shades, created in accord with the lipstick Rouge Dior. There are four star shades inspired by the House's Couture icons: "999" echoes the numbers of the first lipsticks "9" and "99" created by Christian Dior and takes the form of an iconic and legendary crimson red. "775 Darling", an elegant fuchsia, bears the name of an evening gown of the same hue and reveals the ultra-femininity embodied by the couturier's famous "Chéries". "468 Bonheur" ...


Thursday, 9 April 2015

VALENTINO Rome | The New Flagship Store

Opened April 2nd 2015, the new store is situated in Piazza di Spagna 38, next to the sixteenth century Palazzo Mignanelli, creative headquarters of Maison Valentino. The 1,470 (1,865 including basement) square meter Flagship marks an important step in the development of Valentino’s worldwide retail network expansion and it continues the innovative Store Concept developed by David Chipperfield Architects together with Valentino Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

The Store Concept combines old and new in order to generate a kind of Palazzo atmosphere, steering away from a pure showroom and promoting a new retail architectural format in place of a more traditional retail boutique structure. The essential elements of the Store Concept have already been applied and appreciated in other Valentino Boutiques in Italy, such as the Via Montenapoleone Flagship in Milan which opened in 2012. However, the Rome Flagship also incorporates new developments of the Store Concept. The Rome Store proposes a massive entrance atrium, a sort of Terrazzo/Marble Stage 6.00 meters in height, in which extremely sculptural Columns and Walls define the entrance as the monumental space of the Project. The two main marble staircases connect to the Store levels, taking the customers on a sort of ascending tectonic tour.

At the ground level, the traditional Woman Store Concept is proposed: an enfilade of rooms, each with different architectural characteristics, not only separates the different types of merchandise, but also offers distinct atmospheres generated by a custom palette of colors, textures, and lights. At the first level, a completely new Woman Store Concept is proposed, with a polished white arched Galleria to which carbon fiber elements are attached for product display. At the ground, first and second levels, the new Man Store Concept proposes Terrazzo walls and Palladiana floors. The collection is displayed on oak shelving and hanging elements, which are supported by polished brass fixtures around the perimeter. The Man Store Concept unifies the spaces into a consistent experience through the tectonic floor surfaces of Terrazzo and Palladiana.

The Piazza di Spagna Boutique is an opportunity to offer a one-of-a-kind brand experience and to cater to an elite clientele, serving both its male and female clients in a single location.

Store hours: 10am – 7pm
T. +39 06 94515710
The boutique at via dei Condotti 15 closed on April 1st

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo / Credit/Source: The House of VALENTINO

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VALENTINO Fifth Avenue - For the occasion of the opening of the new VALENTINO flagshipstore, 963 Fifth Avenue in New York last August, the Roman couture house presented on December 10th, 2014, for the first time ever an Haute Couture show in NYC, 945 Madison Avenue.

Though a fair number of fashion VIPs were over in Tokyo awaiting the Dior Pre-Fall extravaganza, there were still dozens of the industry’s great and good on hand last night at the Madison Avenue building formerly known as the Whitney Museum of American Art. They had come from places near and far to witness the Valentino Sala Bianca Haute Couture show. To be perfectly clear, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli will be presenting their Spring 2015 Couture collection as usual in Paris in January; this show was a special event, a celebration of the original Valentino’s early, ’60s-era collections at the Sala Bianca in Florence and the Sfilata Bianca in Rome that were comprised of looks all in white.

 Potos via Instagram by @andreajankeofficial direct from the show 

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