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DESIGNER ROCKY GATHERCOLE NY FW SHOW TODAY 7:30PM

Rocky Gathercole - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016
DESIGNS BY ROCKY GATHERCOLE

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Rocky Gathercole - Art Hearts Fashion NYFW Fall/Winter 2016

This event will be live streamed to Facebook @FashionAvenueNews at 7:00pm

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FASHION AVENUE NEWS EXPANDS LUXURY FRAGRANCE CAMPAIGN

AVADORA, the Fragrance

Fashion Avenue News has expanded it’s Luxury Living brand campaign to include AVADORA the Fragrance – “Wear Avadora, Be Unforgetable” and Fabulous the “Hypnotic, Sexy, Fresh Fragrance, both by FAN.  (pc:  Photographer Paul ShootMeNYCmodels Walker IG: @shootmenycmodels  Model: Avadora Mimouni, Designer: Sherri Hill, Perfume: Avadora, Mua: Mac Cosmetics, Shoes: Christian Louboutin)

Take a look at our luxury living campaign ads.

“Wear Avadora, Be Unforgetable”

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Fabulous – Hypnotic, Sexy, Fresh Fragrance

This campaign features the winner of The Face of Kurvacious, Ebony Walker.

When Ebony won the model competition, our Creative Talent Campaign Casting Director did not see her as a plus size model, he saw her as a “lead campaign model”, one he felt could carry the luxury brand., take a look.  (PC:  Model: Ebony Walker Face of Kurvacious 2016, Makeup: Kia Rayford, Wardrobe/Stylist: Toni Foster @ Critique Boutique, Jewelry: Laurice’s Pieces, Post Production: Abdel Kebdani, Photo: Steve Bennett)

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We are excited to have both of these lovely ladies as part of our campaign.  Various Fragrance Campaign Ads will appear in Fashion Avenue News each month.  We will bring your our luxury “It Bag” campaign soon.

You can purchase both fragrances from our Facebook Store – Fashion Avenue News.  For more information on Fashion Avenue News Luxury Brands visit our website:  www.FashionAvenueNews.com and subscribe to our daily fashion blog http://www.btetv.wordpress.com also like us on Facebook Fashion Avenue News Magazine.

 

 


 

 

 

NICOLE MILLER SPRING 2017 REVIEW

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For spring, Nicole Miller took an imaginative trip to Panama. The Central American country, and its colorful textile tradition and craftsmanship, were major inspirations for the New York-based designer, who combined rich patterns, embroideries and prints with more metropolitan elements. Fitted dresses were trimmed with ruffles and featured graphic multicolor motifs, which also appeared on the jacquard sleeves of a utilitarian parka.

Playing with contrasts, Miller unconventionally used a high-end tweed fabric for a sporty bomber jacket paired with an allover-embroidered miniskirt, and crafted an anorak from romantic eyelet cotton. The collection’s focus on textures, sometimes created with embroideries of multicolor beads, was also evident in a pretty cotton sweater embellished with fringe and worn with fluid ruffled shorts.

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RIHANNA “SETS IT OFF” AT BERGDORFS

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

It’s every designer’s dream to have their collection be carried at Bergdorf Goodman,” Rihanna proclaimed Tuesday afternoon at a frenzied personal appearance for the retail unveiling of her fall Fenty by Puma collection.

The Barbadian singer was joined by Bergdorf president Joshua Schulman and “homegirl Linda,” senior vice president, fashion office and store presentation Linda Fargo — as a contingent of Rihanna fans swarmed the retailer’s fifth floor, tunes blaring.

The majority of attendees appeared to be students from nearby fashion universities, including the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design.

While scheduled for 3 p.m., the event didn’t start until nearly two hours past its call time — leaving some attendees with a dilemma.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Ariana, a 20-year-old student at FIT, said she was “debating if I should skip class, I have merchandising math at 5:10.” Spotted an hour later, it appeared that she had.

“I want to get the creepers,” Ariana said of her intentions for staying — noting that the continuously sold-out style is a must-have item amongst the FIT student body. “Before this, no one was buying Puma. [Rihanna] managed to make it big again,” she added.

Aasha, a 19-year-old New School student and intern for Alastair McKimm — who styled the fall Fenty for Puma campaign, already has a pair of creepers. She was in the room to nab one of the collection’s fur hoodies. “I like the collection — it is a mix of edgy and girliness at the same time.”

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Whitney Lam, founder of the women’s lifestyle blog Nitrolicious, summed up Fenty’s popularity: “Anything Rihanna touches becomes popular. There is not really women’s streetwear like this produced with a big brand.”

Within 15 minutes of Rihanna’s ribbon-cutting, Bergdorf’s stock of shoes had sold out, as well as much of its apparel.

Schulman in his opening remarks at the event said, “The whole world is talking about ath-leisure, but here at Bergdorf’s we are all about ath-glamour.”

Discussing the decision to welcome Rihanna to Bergdorf’s, Schulman told WWD, “For us, Rihanna is an icon and when we first saw the [Fenty fashion] show Linda Fargo and I were so excited about it because we really felt that our customer would love this. It’s a very sexy, very modern approach to activewear.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

“Ultimately for all of us, the celebrity association is nice, but it’s all about the product and we knew this type of product would speak to our customer.”

Article Courtesy of wwd - Misty White Sidell

RIHANNA "SETS IT OFF" AT BERGDORFS

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

It’s every designer’s dream to have their collection be carried at Bergdorf Goodman,” Rihanna proclaimed Tuesday afternoon at a frenzied personal appearance for the retail unveiling of her fall Fenty by Puma collection.

The Barbadian singer was joined by Bergdorf president Joshua Schulman and “homegirl Linda,” senior vice president, fashion office and store presentation Linda Fargo — as a contingent of Rihanna fans swarmed the retailer’s fifth floor, tunes blaring.

The majority of attendees appeared to be students from nearby fashion universities, including the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Parsons School of Design.

While scheduled for 3 p.m., the event didn’t start until nearly two hours past its call time — leaving some attendees with a dilemma.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Ariana, a 20-year-old student at FIT, said she was “debating if I should skip class, I have merchandising math at 5:10.” Spotted an hour later, it appeared that she had.

“I want to get the creepers,” Ariana said of her intentions for staying — noting that the continuously sold-out style is a must-have item amongst the FIT student body. “Before this, no one was buying Puma. [Rihanna] managed to make it big again,” she added.

Aasha, a 19-year-old New School student and intern for Alastair McKimm — who styled the fall Fenty for Puma campaign, already has a pair of creepers. She was in the room to nab one of the collection’s fur hoodies. “I like the collection — it is a mix of edgy and girliness at the same time.”

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

Whitney Lam, founder of the women’s lifestyle blog Nitrolicious, summed up Fenty’s popularity: “Anything Rihanna touches becomes popular. There is not really women’s streetwear like this produced with a big brand.”

Within 15 minutes of Rihanna’s ribbon-cutting, Bergdorf’s stock of shoes had sold out, as well as much of its apparel.

Schulman in his opening remarks at the event said, “The whole world is talking about ath-leisure, but here at Bergdorf’s we are all about ath-glamour.”

Discussing the decision to welcome Rihanna to Bergdorf’s, Schulman told WWD, “For us, Rihanna is an icon and when we first saw the [Fenty fashion] show Linda Fargo and I were so excited about it because we really felt that our customer would love this. It’s a very sexy, very modern approach to activewear.

Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.
Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman for the fall collection of her Fenty by Puma collection.

“Ultimately for all of us, the celebrity association is nice, but it’s all about the product and we knew this type of product would speak to our customer.”

Article Courtesy of wwd - Misty White Sidell

NY FW ROCKY GATHERCOLE SHOW IS AT FULL CAPACITY – STANDING ROOM ONLY

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Designs by Rocky Gathercole (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images For Art Hearts Fashion)

Fashion Avenue News Magazine is proud to be the Title Sponsor for the Rocky Gathercole COLOURS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SHOW.

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Fashion Avenue News, the global, luxury brand, is the proud title sponsor for the New York Fashion Week – FULL TO CAPACITY RUNWAY SHOW for Designer Rocky Gathercole.  The event will be held, Friday, September 16 at the Holiday Inn, 440 West 57th Street, Embassy Ballroom, New York, NY 10019, showtime is exactly 7:30pm. (Tickets are FREE and you can get on the wait list. www.FashionAvenueNews.com)  Rocky will show a collection of Avant Garde Designs.  Numerous celebrities are rumored to attend.  Media sponsors include: The Fashion Impire, RARE Magazine, i-Fashion Magazine,  Enspire Magazine, The Fashion Blog Daily, The FAN Daily Blog, M.Bunn productions (Live Streaming Team) and Vegg Video Team.  Walking in the show is celebrity, Supermodel Avadora Mimouni.

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Rock Gathercole has dressed A-listers: Pop superstar Britney Spears dons Gathercole creations in the billboards of her Piece Of Me long-running show in Las Vegas; American Idol Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks wears his dresses; Lady Gaga has 30 pieces of his designs; Katy Perry’s gold ensemble in Dark Horse music video, Jennifer Lopez, Chinese actress Bai Ling (The CrowWild Wild West) Paris Hilton and Nicki Minaj and many more….

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Rocky Gathercole Designs on the Cover of Italian Vogue

Read more about Designer Rocky Gathercole below.  To schedule an interview, kindly email ROCKY@FashionAvenueNews.com.

http://news.abs-cbn.com/life/07/18/16/from-homeless-kid-to-celebrity-designer-rocky-gathercoles-inspiring-story

ROCKY A TEENAGER
ROCKY GATHERCOLE AS A TEENAGER

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Rocky is an Avant Garde fashion designer.

“Feisty, unapologetic, insomnolence and YES, controversial. Like most others, I started from scratch. I was kid back then trying to make it through this harsh world, and a much harsher fashion scene. But with the help of the almighty, a mentor and off course, much hard work, I finally made it. I’m a fashion rebel which just mirrors my personality. I don’t think of things for the present, it always has to be in the future, which also helps me to be Avant-Garde. I’m a person who really wants to respect everyone and every culture, but unfortunately, I ended up breaking all the Taboos. I am most of the time a person enjouée, and I always make people laugh, but in the other hand, I fear crowds and most importantly, I love to surprise people.” – Rocky Gathercole , Metrovelvet

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Rocky Gathercole, an ardent, plucky, provocative fashion artist, exudes his dazing ideas into his Avant-Garde designs. A highly aggressive fashion designer with a taste for the unalike, Rocky continuously stage inimitable works of art on the vogue runway. Rocky Gathercole has made a niche in Dubai and Saudi Arabia for more than 20 years now.  And he has now brought his amazing and atypical designs back to the Philippines.

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Started humble beginnings in Pasay City Philippines, and made a career move that would launch him further in the fashion world, he then moved to the Middle East joining Calash Haute Couture and quickly made great impressions that would turn heads by leading designers, models and artists.

Rocky is described as

“Outrageously eclectic to stunning… edgy”

“Moving art on the runway”

“Astonishing, a sight for sore eyes”

“Schizophrenic… exciting work”

Rocky Gathercole has taken part in the International Miami Fashion Week getting lauding reviews. He was invited to feature his collections in several fashion shows including in New York.

ROCKY COLOURS

The future holds no borderlines for fashion extraordinaire Rocky Gathercole and is starting to break in the wedding scene with some of the most unique and dazzling wedding gowns in the world.

Read more about Rocky  http://rockygathercoleatelier.com/ – CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE

Sponsors:  Fashion Avenue News, i-Fashion Magazine, Avadora Mimouni Accessory Collection; Paul Walker NYC Models; E4 Models, Media Sponsor: RARE Magazine, Enspire Magazine, Model World Magazine, Allison V Brown Photography, The Editors Council, The Fashion Impire,

HARLEM FASHION WEEK OPENING NIGHT GALA HONORS SOFIA DAVIS – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF FASHION AVENUE NEWS, WED. 9-7-2016, 7-9PM

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SOFIA DAVIS – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF FASHION AVENUE NEWS MAGAZINE

Sofia Davis, Editor-in-Chief of the Global Luxury Brands, Fashion Avenue News, Model World, The FAN Daily, The Editors Council and The Fashion Impire, will receive the Cultural Icon Award at the Harlem Fashion Week Opening Night Gala Black Tie Event.

Ms. Davis has been instrumental in the rise of the independent magazine movement by creating Fashion Avenue News Magazine in 2011 which quickly grew into a global luxury fashion brand.  Her focus is the independent and emerging fashion industry talent that has been overlooked by most mainstream publications.  “I want to give the independent/emerging fashion talent a platform to grow, a foundation that is global, upscale, and displays their talent in a positive way to the world.”

Ms. Davis has taken Fashion Avenue News from 0-360,000 email & print subscribers.  She also writes The FAN Daily – a fashion blog (www.btetv.wordpress.com) that brings you up to the minute fashion industry news from around the world. Building on the need for platforms for the independent talent, she created Model World Magazine, which focuses on emerging models in the fashion industry.  She also created The Editors Council, a group of independent magazine publishers/editors that come together to help each other continue and grow their publications.  The Editors Council is open to all levels of industry talent, on-line, print and blog publishers.

Ms. Davis has a long history in the Fashion Industry.  She worked as Director of Models at the World Famous Apollo Theater for 10 years where she featured 15 models a week, handling hair and make up.  While at the Apollo, she developed BTE TV (Beauty Television & Entertainment), which stated out as an public access show and went on to become a full channel of paid advertisements reaching over one million people.  As the online media changed the TV environment, she took her fashion focused TV show on line and rebranded it Fashion Avenue News.

Ms. Davis says “I want to thank Yvonne Jewnell for recognizing my hard work in the fashion industry.  It means a lot when people appreciate what you have spent a lifetime doing”.  Thank you.

About Producer Yvonne Jewnell

Yvonne Jewnell New York is an award winning women’s wear company that creates clothing that promotes women empowerment and celebrates culture from across the globe. Owned by a mother-daughter team, YJNY create garments with an ethnically inspired message of overcoming obstacles and revitalizing strength.

Yvonne Jewnell New York has been worn by Lisa Price owner of Carol’s Daughter, Dixie Nichols, owner of Dixie Bits Bath and Body Products and style contributor for Bella Magazine, Dorcas Meyers, owner of Roc-A-Natural. And Celebrity Stylist J. Bolin has pulled Yvonne Jewnell’s garments for his clients.

Yvonne Jewnell New York has been featured in Fashion Avenue News Magazine, African Prints in Fashion, Zuvaa, Black to Business, Jamaica Gleaner, SHE Caribbean, Inside Outer Beauty and The Network Journal.

HARLEM FASHION WEEK OPENING NIGHT GALA

Harlem Fashion Week Opening Night Gala is a semi-formal invitation only event.

The theme is the 21st century Harlem Renaissance, we are requesting that attendees wear garments inspired by the Harlem Renaissance.

WHEN:Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE: 467 W 144th St, New York, NY 10031

WHEN

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar

WHERE

Hamilton Landmark Galleries – 467 West 144th Street, New York, NY 10031 – View Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elsa Schiaparelli Couture

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The Solar Circus or Heavenly Bodies »

” They have burdens round or square
drums and golden tambourines
Apes and bears wise animals
gather coins as they progress.”
Guillaume Apollinaire

Elsa Schiaparelli marvelled in the art of the oxymoron. A silhouette of pure, sharp contour is transcended by a vision of the ordinary becoming spectacular. It reveals a strong woman with Parisian allure and cosmopolitan fantasy. Today is about defining the essence of a style in fostering the paradoxes of such an eclectic personality.

The famous Circus, collection created for the summer 1938, led this new season’s heavenly parade to focus on the idea of sheen, light and colours enhancing the body. Haute Couture and the circus both crystallize poise, precision and sparkle – add imagination and an enchanting world comes to life. Grace and strength, like the feminine and the masculine, are paired in a subtle balance where women are confident with their seduction.

The Schiaparelli jacket becomes architectural. Graphic shoulder lines refer to the Constructivist aesthetic. Shocking pink, navy or black tuxedos and jumpsuits morph verticality with femininity. Lightness, transparency, draping and fluidity dazzle with tension when the fabric swirls around the body with daring sensuality.

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Shiny brocade, silk lamé and iridescent pané velvet refer to a grand attitude where restrained elegance plays with shorts and slits. Bejewelled dress-straps echo Calder’s Circus. The incandescent suns of the place Vendôme shine bright on jackets and gowns. The harlequin motif is reconstructed into a multi-colored embroidered dégradé. Circus’ stars inspire a milky way in which the house codes such as the pierced heart and the padlock are transformed into a new mythological constellation.

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GLAMOUR ISLAND GREECE – FAN RESORT WEAR INTERNATIONAL COVER

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Fashion Avenue News is a Global, Luxury Brand.  Our second 2017 Resort Wear cover hails from Greece featuring topless bathing beauties of Glamour Island.  The editorial, shot by Andrea Sartore, is stunning with spectacular style, capturing the models soft supple and graceful shape.

At Fashion Avenue News, you know we keep it, Classy, Sophisticated and Fabulous, and this is what you will find on our Resort Wear pages.  Coming next is our St. Lucia Resort Wear cover.  This will be followed by our first Fashion Avenue News Caribbean issue.

Subscribe to the FAN Daily Fashion Blog www.btetv.wordpress.com and get fashion news as soon as we do.  Also coming soon is “INVITE THE PRESS” each week we blog about what is happening on the weekend…. there will never be a dull moment.

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You’re invited this Wednesday, August 31, starting at 5:30pm, we will celebrate a FREE end of the summer networking event.  Join Fashion Avenue News, along with LTC Network Todd & Kelly at Suite 36, 16 West 36th Street for Fashion Industry Networking and celebrate the birthday of Fashion Icon, Editor-in-Chief Ja’Dee Murphy, along with CoCo – Author of Romance not Finance.  There will also be a fabulous ALL MALE FASHION SHOW by the House of Merlot, showtime is EXACTLY 7:30pm.  The event is free and you must be 21+ to attend.

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You can also get FREE TICKETS for the Fashion Industry FREE New Years Party at the Holiday Inn on West 57th Street right on the blog.  Save the date for Fashion on the Hudson 20 (yes 9 years at Riverbank but 20 years total, Saturday July 15, 2017), subscribe TODAY.  www.btetv.wordpress.com

Having a Fashion Week show, send us your info so we can place it on the INVITE THE PRESS list and blast it out… all for FREE.

Remember, Fashion Avenue News is your FASHION FAMILY.

Cover Credits: Photographer: Andrea Sartore  Model 1: Michelle Wong  Model 2: Daniela Caruso, Location: lefkada Greece.  Thanks to  Avelecazzate

Fashion Week Paris Couture Fall-Winter 2016-2017 Maison Margiela

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Innocence, risk, comfort, and protection. For the Autumn Winter 2016-17 Artisanal collection, creative director John Galliano explores a modern reinvention of haute couture through his most personal interpretation of Maison Margiela’s esprit to date. Evoking an illustrative line, aristocracy is decontextualized through an urban lens. Explosive and colourful gestures of authentic fabrics snake and kerb around the body with an Empire line, tweaked and transitioned in modern gestures of protection and ecstatic abandon. Archetypes are reconfigured with rigor and romance, where a blurring of sartorial trappings meets the banal.

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A sense of the incredible and the impossible spins throughout the Artisanal collection, where fantasy is tempered by the jarring authenticity of today’s reality. Our translation of a collective consciousness stretches further than ever before, invoking a timeless array of commonplace ephemera and things strangely familiar.” – Maison Margiela

MATERIALS
From fine muslin to resin-wax cottons or ripstop nylon, the rub of unprecious and delicate textiles is inherent to the collection’s tapestry of innovation and artisanal heritage. Opposing notions of feminine and masculine textiles are questioned and reconfigured with irreverence. Technical nylons meet Scottish wool from the Outer Hebrides, and motorcycle leathers bridge textiles woven from delicate cotton ribbons. Ornament appears as a ‘Toile de Jouy’ fabric, curvilinear ‘tribal’ studded motifs crossing swathes of knotted and padded wools, and celluloid bird appliqués decorating heavy plaid. A ‘cherubim’ lace is constructed from hundreds of minute individual fragments: it represents the technical apex of the Maison’s artisanal savoir-faire.

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TECHNIQUE
The seminal proposal of outerwear styles flip upside-down from an inverted stance of arching volumes to become a traditional coat shape. Garments betray multiple identities; assembled together from familiar archetypes to become layered hybrids with double lapels and undefined endings and beginnings. A windcheater is carved with the convex curve of a Watteau back; a banker’s stripe shirt is spun into a sweeping train. An intricate cartography of eaves and cornices forms a gown in vacuum-formed smoky plastic, another springs to life patched with Nick Knight’s British Birds (2008).

PALETTE
A burst of primary colours elevates the drab of tweed shades, as scarlet, emerald, sky blue, and sunshine yellow shine against charcoal, forest green, mustard, and chocolate brown. Mid-century pastels like ice blue and lemon sorbet fizz amongst the monochromes.

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ACCESSORIES
Intricate hoop earrings and ornate bracelets are hand-carved in Portugal from walnut, pear and boxwoods, and chandelier crystals appear as blood red chokers, embellished goggles, and a primary-coloured contour bra top. The original Maison Margiela deep-cleft ‘Tabi’ boot returns as a thigh-high cuissard with a new moulded rubber sole, alongside trekking-inspired sandals, fantasy hand-painted clogs, and a masculine riding boot.