Hundreds of luxury jewelers defied the downturn and partied late into the night on Thursday 16 July in glitzy Park Lane at the 2009 UK Jewelry Awards in which avant-garde designer Shaun Leane won a top accolade.
Tthe Piazza San Marco, Venice hosted a showing of contemporary artwork, organised by Swatch, its partner for promoting art. This initiative was accompanied by the launch of the CreArt line, produced in collaboration with Billy the Artist, Ted Scapa, Matthew Langille and Grems.
Do not call it haute couture just yet, but only as this would imply a launch as big as “a nuclear bomb”, explained Eva Cavalli. In fact this new initiative, christened “Roberto Cavalli Saint Honoré”, is haute couture as it was once conceived.
The adventure continues for Notify and the Israeli artist Ron Arad. After the “Ron Arad, No Discipline” exhibition at the Pompidou Centre in Paris in March, the French jeans brand is sponsoring the New York edition of the same event, which opens 2 August 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art.
From Haute Couture to sport; it must be said, Giorgio Armani is multi-talented. He has now designed official outfits for the Italian swimmers and the members of the FINA committee for the XIII FINA World Championships in Rome
Recreational Equipment Inc opened a new store in Texas last year that tested several retail design and green building concepts, winning Project of the Year in the inaugural Sustainability Awards; a North Face store in Boise, Idaho tied for second place.
Madonna is staying faithful to Riccardo Tisci, designer for Givenchy, for her stage costumes. The Italian designer has designed her new wardrobe, which she will christen this week in London, for the singer’s worldwide “Sweet and Sticky Tour”.
After ‘A Moment In… Focus’ for women, ‘A Moment In… Time’ for men has arrived. Japanese designer Asa Nishijima gets the ball rolling with outfits with a variety of influences; a touch of Antwerp, a bit from Japan and a lot drawn from nature.
Fashion company Polo Ralph Lauren Corp has agreed to design and create outfits for the American team in the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2010 and 2012, extending a deal it entered into for the Beijing games last year.