Saturday, 27 August 2011

Brioni Confirms Exit from Women's

With growing suspicions regarding the termination of Brioni's womenswear, the Italian labels's CEO Francesco Pesci decided  to make it official via a press release and confirmed that Brioni is discontinuing its women's line. Some people had seen the closure of its factory in Congiunti, Italy, which was exclusively dedicated to the production of the brand's women's collections, as sign that this might happen.

Brioni Fall/Winter 2011/12 collection 
by Alessandro Dell'Acqua

The CEO explained the decision with the need "to refocus the company's resources on its menswear business". The Italian fashion house has indeed built a good reputation of its luxury ready-to-wear mens's line. However, the decision may come as a bit of a surprise given the fact that it had just hired Alessandro Dell'Acqua in 2010 as the new creative director of womenswear, in order to bring a new dynamic to the collections.

The discontinuation of the line thus also comes with the termination of Dell'Acquas collaboration with the brand. In addition thie, Francesco Pesci announced the cancelation of Brioni's next catwalk show scheduled for the 25th of September in Milan.

However, the CEO denied any links between the new strategic direction and PPR's apparent interest in the fashion house. It is nevertheless tempting to attribute the sudden change of mind to the ongoing discussions between Brioni and the French luxury group, although nothing has been confirmed by the parties involved as of yet.

A few years ago, Alessandro Dell'Acqua disbanded his own label, and also left his post as creative director of La Perla. More than twelve months ago he reemerged with a new Label, No. 21 (named for the day he was born). Dell 'Acqua has tapped into a refinement and finesse that was somewhat missing before, when he seemed to be happier with industrially produced high fashion than pieces with an artisanal, personal charm. For fall, from No. 21, there are some wonderful flecked ecru and black sweaters and cardigans which are backed with a heavy black lace, or a pale primrose lace dress with corset contouring, oa a copper-gold sparkling metallic sweater ... And at Brioni, in the collection's best moments, he's downplaying the haute bourgeois associations with injections of hot pink to contrast classic camel, and has come up with some pretty great variations on the winter lace trend that was all over Milan.

Brioni Fall/Winter 2011/12 by Alessandro Dell'Acqua

Source: Fashion Mag by Anais Lerévérend
VOGUE, Photography by Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Sophistications are required ...

A new venture is getting started -

A Kind of Uniqueness - Exclusive Fur-Chapka's -
fabulous, feathered fur-headpieces by ANDREA JANKE

And Now, I have the great pleasure to announce you the opening of ‘ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories - The Shop’ first presenting limited editions of fabulous ‘Fur-Chapkas’ by ANDREA JANKE’ - and this project will growing-up! We'll intend to include many more extraordinairy items during the Winter-season 2012.

People following my blog 'ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories' knowing my special 'Fur-Relations' working a.o. with Deutsches Pelz Institut for 8. IFTF-REMIX Award 2011 at Cavalli's VISIONNAIRE in Milano, or my own brand 'ANDREA JANKE' - The Luxury Handbag - handcrafted pieces in Alligator Mississippiensis, Lupo Macchiato, finest Calf-leathers refined with precious furs.

... Introducing colour in a very subtle way, never to strong, as a frame to the lightness of the fabrics, a pale atmosphere ..

Highly-elaborated, handcrafted Chapkas by ANDREA JANKE in a well-chosen palette of lilacs, naturals and color-blockings, silver shadow greys, electric & mindnight blues', and, and, ...  - Precious furs like Finn Raccoon, Silver-, Shadow & Bluefrost Foxes, Canadian & Russian Barguzinsky Sable a.o.

Midnight-Blue Bicoloured | From Versace to ANDREA JANKE

... New Obsessions for Winter 2012 

                    Fur-Chapkas' by ANDREA JANKE

Stylish handcrafted Fur-Headpieces by the German designer & fashion-blogger ANDREA JANKE - the new 'Must-Haves' in fabulous colour-compositions, such as Silver-Fox bicoloured in midnight-blue, colour-blockings, and soft naturals, pearls to grey shades.

Fur-Chapkas' by ANDREA JANKE - To Fall in Love!

The new collection of exclusive Fur-Chapkas in Aviator-Look by ANDREA JANKE made in Germany - finest nappa-leather with fantastical trimmings in precious furs, such as in Silver-, Shadow- and Bluefrost Fox, Finn Raccoon, Canadian and Russian Barguzinsky Sable amongst others, refined with soft quilted black inner-linings.

Key Essentials of Chapkas by ANDREA JANKE are
  • We only use high-standard quality furs bought direct from the Kopenhagen and Helsinki Fur Auctions which are OA-labeled (Origin Assured)
  • Our manufacturing is effectuated only by specialized furrier headpiece-maker
  • We use finest and very soft nappa-leather with quilted inner-linings
  • The Chapka-styles are created in natural colour-shades and in new colour blockings 

Styles & Photography by ANDREA JANKE 

Friday, 5 August 2011

CHANEL Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2011/12 | Focus on Accessories/Details

CHANEL Haute Couture - Two days before the show

Fittings by Karl Lagerfeld  at the studio

CHANEL Haute Couture | Focus on Accessories Details

Source: CHANEL
Photography by Benoit Peverelli

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