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Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades Takes Design Miami/ 2018

From December 5 until December 9, Louis Vuitton Objets Nomades will grace Design Miami/ 2018 with a one-of-a-kind sense of creativity that takes modern style to the next level. This collection of inventive, creative and functional furniture pieces and objects brings the imagination of international designers, such as the Campana Brothers, Barber & Osgerby, India Mahdavi, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders and Andre Fu – amongst others – to life.

Combining every designer’s creativity with Louis Vuitton’s unparalleled savoir-faire, this collection keeps on expanding to now include Les Petits Nomades, which is a range of smaller decorative pieces created by a selection of Objets Nomades designers. Now, are you wondering what Objets Nomades has in store for us this year at Design Miami/ 2018? In fact, the collection witnesses the addition of two new tables: the undulating, glass-topped Anemona Table – which is the first Objet Nomade piece by Atelier Biagetti, and Atelier’s Oï’s Serpentine Table that features a bevelled glass top sitting upon crisscrossed smooth American walnut legs held tight by finely worked straps made of blue Louis Vuitton leather.

As for the third new Objet Nomade, the swirling Blossom Vase by Tokujin Yoshioka joins the Les Petits Nomades range with its clean lines inspired by the House’s classic Monogram pattern. Also presented at Design Miami/ 2018 will be a new variation of the Campana Brothers’ Cocoon swing chair with a blue-turquoise, sheepskin-covered shell and snug long-hair lambskin-covered cushions and Hong Kong designer André Fu’s Ribbon Dance chair with turquoise cushions and an arm covered in rich black Louis Vuitton leather.

Let’s take a quick look at some of these pieces!

Anemona Table by Atelier Biagetti

 

Ribbon Dance chair by André Fu

 

Blossom Vase by Tokujun Yoshioka

 

Cocoon swing chair by The Campana Brothers

 

Serpentine Table by Atelier’s Oï

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Gucci Opens New Exhibition in Gucci Garden Galleria in Florence

It’s in the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria that the Gucci Garden Galleria has been housed. Conceived by the House’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele and featuring exhibition spaces curated by critic and curator Maria Luisa Frisa, Gucci Garden has now opened a new exhibition in the Period Rooms, unveiling new wall paintings and coinciding with Pitti Uomo 95. That said, the opening of the men’s fashion fair signaled the start of the exhibition and the showcase of the new artwork.

The Period Rooms in the Gucci Garden Galleria had previously opened in June earlier this year, with a tribute to Björk and the House’s collaboration with her. And now, the new exhibition aims to demonstrate how Gucci has interpreted and defined men’s fashion over the years. And so, the exhibition focuses on Gucci’s redefining of the concept of masculinity since the 1960s – along with its various Creative Directors, from the Tom Ford era to the present – by showcasing items such as clothing, objects, accessories, images, books, magazines and video documents.

Also, the ground floor boutique of Gucci Garden – which is home to a selection of publications on sale – features work by writers on fashion studies and high-profile fashion journalists who look at the idea of masculinity.

Fresh wall paintings commissioned for the Gucci Garden transitional spaces – the stairwells and stair-and-elevator landings – have also been unveiled, conceived by Italian artist MP5, who is known for an insightful black-and-white style, and English artist Alex Merry, who portrays a dreamlike universe through illustrations and portraits that use color in surprising ways. 

Visitors to Florence can revel in this special Gucci store, as it features exclusive items, from shoes to handbags and ready-to-wear for both men and women. The boutique also presents a selection of clothing and other items bearing images by MP5, such as a collection of T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts for men and women, and shopper bags, all displaying black-and-white prints that have been inspired by the ancient Chinese text the I Ching (also known as the Book of Changes).

To top it all off, the Gucci Garden’s restaurant – the Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura – is helmed by internationally renowned chef Massimo Bottura, whose dishes explore the deep roots of the Italian kitchen while making references to history, art and philosophy.

And for those of you who can’t wait to visit the new space, you’ll be glad to know that 50% of each ticket sale will be donated to support restoration projects in the city of Florence.

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Brighten Up Your Day with Gucci’s Charming Eyewear Collection

Sponsored by Gucci

 

Forget everything you thought you knew about glasses, because Gucci’s Spring-Summer 2018 Eyewear collection is as eclectic as eyewear can be.

Sunglasses with crystals
Fluorescent sunglasses

Rectangular-frame acetate sunglasses
All by Gucci

 

Alessandro Michele has long championed the frilly attitude of fashion, what with his abundant exploration of all-things colorful, eccentric and opulent creativity. But the House’s Creative Director has instilled the Spring-Summer 2018 collection with a whole lot more than what meets the eyes – literally.

Sunglasses with crystals
By Gucci

 

Fine executions and sophisticated details come alive in a series of unique eyewear, all of which embody the eccentric spirit of Gucci. With colors as enchanting as magic and shapes as mystical as ever, the collection beams with a certain elegance brought up to very “vintag-y” proportions. Call it the Gucci effect.

Square-frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

His creativity has indeed reached new heights, taking the fashion scene through the joys of bold proportions, visionary masks, classic shapes and heart-shaped styles with colorful multifaceted lenses.

Square-frame glitter sunglasses
By Gucci

 

Gucci’s futuristic designs have always harmoniously blended with bits and pieces of the retro world – think nods to the seventies and the eighties in the best kind of way. And so, this particular collection holds essentially true to this statement, offering fun and unexpected details from here, embellished jewels from there and a whole lot of shimmers from everywhere.

Square frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

Round-frame sunglasses with metal
Cat eye glitter acetate sunglasses
All by Gucci

 

Square-frame sunglasses
Fuchsia pink sunglasses
Round-frame sunglasses with metal

All by Gucci
 

Heart-frame sunglasses
By Gucci

 

 

Article written by Cindy Menassa
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