Spring / Summer 2016 Prada men’s show AMO investigates the perception of continuous space through an invasion of the ceiling. Plastic sheets hang down acting as a virtual mold that defines the catwalk and seating areas, while the concrete ground area acts as the negative of the above scene. The fiberglass and polycarbonate stalactites manipulate the proportions and perspectives of the brutal and industrial space. These alternating levels of views and transparencies introduce the guests to a blurred horizon. Arranged in elliptical benches that are determined by the ceiling installation, they never perceive the room as a whole. The wall, floor and seats, covered in concrete, emerge as a remnant, disturbing the boundaries between seating and catwalk.
Packwood Grand will once again bring Calgary’s highly cultured, business-leading, and fashion forward young professionals the ultimate in luxury standardbred horse racing. This year’s event will be taking place at the newly opened Century Downs Racetrack and Casino north of Calgary on July 1, 2015.
Toted as the must attend social & lifestyle summer event, this year will host 1250 of Calgary’s bon vivants. It’s a true celebration of luxury and lavishness, boasting six exhilarating standardbred horse races, delectable food, and an atmosphere like you’ve never experienced.
This refined and colourful event is made possible by a host of sponsor partners including title sponsor ATB Financial, as well as CrossIron Mills, Craft Beer Market, Veuve Clicquot, and much more.
Guests will convene at a downtown location and will be taken to The Century Downs Racetrack and Casino via luxury coach busses, where they will spend the day trackside.
Showing off their societal graces, knowledge of fine music, and flair for couture, guests will bet on the ponies as they nibble on nosh and sip bubbles and signature libations created exclusively for this event.
Considered one of the premiere fashion events of the season, guests are encouraged to pull all the stops in the name of fashion. The event will include a ‘Style Stakes’ fashion contest to determine who is best dressed. Last year’s winner was local media maven, Gwydnolyn Richards.
Bring your hats, equestrian-themed pashminas and best cufflinks. It's time for a good old-fashioned day at the races!
For more information and ticket purchase, check out their official website.
The Fondation Louis Vuitton expands its artistic activities outside of Paris. The first stage in "Beyond-the-Walls" program will take the form of a monographic exhibition devoted to Frank Gehry and his architectural project for the Fondation. The exhibition, based on the inauguration of the Fondation in Paris last October will take place in Beijing from June 20 - August 9, 2015, in a specially allocated venue at the China World Shopping Mall West Building. The exhibition will then travel to Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo from October 15, 2015.
Based on Frank Gehry’s project for the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, the exhibition presented in Beijing offers a new vision of the creative universe of the architect, recipient of the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1989. The exhibition retraces the entire process of the building’s conception, from early sketches to the completion of work for the Fondation that the architect has described as a ‘magnificent vessel that symbolizes France’s profound cultural vocation.’
Alongside with the original drawings, the exhibition features all the models produced in the course of the project. These are organized into sub-sections, each reflecting the study of a particular aspect of the building: Contexts, Program, Design Process, Interior Spaces, Icebergs, and Glass Sails.
Commissioned by Bernard Arnault and produced through close collaborations between Frank Gehry’s teams and curators Frédéric Migayrou and Sébastien Cherruet, this exhibition is in fact a true installation. Unveiled in Paris in conjunction with the official opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, this exhibition is today presented to the Chinese public, an audience already familiar with the monuments of the French capital and now given the chance to learn about the building designed by Frank Gehry.
Louis Vuitton Hong Kong
Jill Stuart celebrates its 10th anniversary special jewel collection that will be released on August 31, 2015. The collection featured a total of four different shades; one loose shadow, a highlighter cream, one lip gloss and blush. Each of the jewel boxes contain a stone from Swarovski. The highlighter cream is from Jill Stuart Shimmering Brilliance line, it is perfect to be used as an overlaid coat. For more information about their collection, visit their official site here.
The new Paul & Joe Beaute Fall 2015 collection "Café Parisien" offers a selection of limited edition colors for the coming Fall. Using cats as motifs, each lipstick are filled with an adorable cat face in the center. This collection will be released in Japan as a first stop on August 1st. This fall, Paul & Joe Beaute takes us back to a more neutral tone on our lip and cheek, with a touch of highlight on our eyes. Check out the full collection below and for more information on the release date in North America, check our their website here.