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Gucci Starts a New Story with Its Epilogue Collection

Transparency is top of mind of Alessandro Michele. This morning, the creative director of Gucci released a video of his latest collection, titled Epilogue, which serves as the final chapter of his “trilogy of love.” In the 12-hour livestream, the Italian brand filmed a sizable crew at Palazzo Sacchetti in Rome, Italy, where slowly but surely, all were working tirelessly to build Michele’s vision. And for him, this meant changing the rules of the fashion industry, slowing down the process, and focusing on the labor that not only goes into making the clothes, but also the images created to sell them. To wit: What goes on behind the scenes is just as thrilling as the unveiling of the final product—if not more.

This outlook (or three-part fairy tale, as Michele calls it) began in February during Milan Fashion Week, when he staged his show at the brand’s headquarters, formally

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Cartier Embraces The Natural World With Latest High Jewelry Collection

After months in lockdown in New York, simple pleasures like sun, water, wildflowers feel all the more precious. That’s just what the master jewelers at Cartier had in mind for their latest high jewelry collection, [Sur] Naturel.

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Cartier’s Panthere Tropicale Timepiece

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With the goal of “freeing nature from reality’s constraints,” artisans looked to all manner of flora and fauna while exploring the path from figuration to abstraction. The Panthère Tropical wristwatch nods to Cartier’s four-legged mascot with onyx and white diamond “spots” set against juicy orange coral and 20.58 carats of blue aquamarine and tourmaline, capturing all the beauty of a tropical rainforest.

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Cartier Opheis necklace

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Even more exotic: the serpentine Opheis necklace in white gold, onyx and diamonds which wind their way to a whopping 53.94 carat Zambian emerald. This is undoubtedly jewelry for being noticed, but whether or not one is in the market for, say,

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Gucci Launches Off the Grid, Its First Sustainable Collection

Between rising consumer demands for sustainable practices and the secondhand clothing industry estimated to be valued at $64 billion by 2025, you can’t not practice eco-friendly fashion solutions. That’s the Herculean task that Gucci is taking on with Off the Grid, the Italian fashion house’s first environmentally-conscious collection heralded by creative director Alessandro Michele.

“Gucci Off The Grid has been conceived to enhance respect for, and responsibility towards, the environment,” the brand stated in a press release. “Gucci believes that sustainability—at all levels—involves fostering this respect: respect for the people we share our planet with as well as for the environment. If we quality wigs lighten our environmental footprint we can enjoy the world with greater freedom— the freedom to follow our dreams, with curiosity, openness and joy.”

To star in its campaign, Gucci tapped Jane Fonda, Lil Nas X, King Princess, Miyavi, and David Mayer de Rothschild.

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King Princess
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LaQuan Smith Launches Revolve Collection

Like the Fairy Godmother transforming Cinderella into the belle of the ball, LaQuan Smith‘s magical touch does the same to just about anyone who dons one of his pieces. There’s no such thing as too sexy in Smith’s world where body-confidence and luxury reign supreme. Beyoncé, Rihanna, Serena Williams, and Jennifer Lopez are all fans. Now, Smith is bringing his signature flavor to Revolve for his first-ever collaboration with the popular retailer.

It wouldn’t be a LaQuan Smith collection without pieces that hug the body and ooze sex appeal. Sans the frills and provocative flair of his runway pieces, the eight-piece Revolve collection veers on the sporty side featuring biker shorts, long-sleeved cropped tops, and skin-tight skirts. True to Smith’s sultry aesthetic, the collection is crafted from mesh and spandex with a slick, vinyl finish. The daring high-cut silhouettes are balanced by a soft palette of nude, white, and

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Fendi Taps Artist Joshua Vides For a Beach-Ready Tromp L’oeil Collection

If you’re a fan of both A-Ha and Fendi, you’re in luck. The Italian house just dropped their prefall 2020 collection entitled ‘California Sky’ in collaboration with Guatemalan-American visual artist Joshua Vides. The painterly collection is reminiscent of the Norwegian synth-pop band’s hit music video “Take On Me,” where a cartoonish look runs strong. Much like that bop, Fendi’s newest launch book profits will only get better over time.

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Courtesy of Fendi

fendi california sky

Courtesy of Fendi

fendi california sky

Courtesy of Fendi

Vides lent his touch in the form of a scribbled Fendi logo while outlining the brand’s iconic Peekaboo bag, poplin shirt dresses, and even a pair of jeans for a trompe l’oeil effect. The monochromatic color combo is the collection’s main aesthetic, complemented by subtle pops of pastel pinks and tie-dye blue, inspired by the Roman sky. The collection launches just in time for future beach escapades and features elevated summer staples

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