Gucci is gearing up to present a digital project at the upcoming edition of international jewelry and watches trade show Baselword, kicking off on March 23.Through the #TFWGucci, which stands for “That Feel When” or “That Feeling When,” program, Gucci encouraged international meme creators to generate memes featuring timepieces of the brand’s different lines, such as the “Le Marché des Merveilles” collection featuring the label’s iconic bee symbol.Los Angeles-based artist Amanda Charchian, New York’s Olaf Breuning, Less, a photographer from South Korea, as well as Christto & Andrew, an artist duo from Qatar, are among the meme creators who participated to the project.The different artworks have been collected in a microsite available at gucci.com/tfwgucci. [caption id="attachment_10846473" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] #TFWGucci meme by Christto & Andrew[/caption] This project reflects the company’s strategy, boosted by creative director Alessandro Michele, aimed at creating engagement and exchange with the community of creative minds operating in different fields around the globe.#TFWGucci follows a range of other collaborative digital projects, including #GucciGram, where Gucci involved a range of international online illustrators and image-makers who created artworks showing the GG Blooms and Caleido prints.Then, last July Gucci launched #24HourAce, a video project with a number of artists participating by taking over the brand’s Snapchat account for one hour. Throughout one day, artists from around the world posted content on Snapchat to illustrate and explain how they have collaborated with Gucci, inspired by the brand’s Ace sneaker. In particular, each participating artist was asked to make a short film of up to 60 seconds in length, using the Ace sneaker as the theme — the resulting videos were posted on Gucci’s Instagram account.A strong supporter of upcoming artists, Gucci tapped San Francisco-based illustrator Jayde Fish to create the first paintings appearing on the large-scale mural, which the company installed on New York’s Lafayette Street, between Prince and Spring, last February. Debuting with Fish — who painted a woman on a sky-bound journey, looking through a telescope into the unknown — the 2,500-square-foot wall will host other collaborations throughout the year.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews