Toni Garrn tapped to front Hugo Boss’ heritage-inspired collection

Hugo Boss has tapped Toni Garrn to front a new capsule collection inspired by the brand’s heritage.The luxury label has designed a new line called Boss ‘Made in Germany’, a 12-piece capsule for men and women all envisioned and manufactured in the natio…

Hugo Boss has tapped Toni Garrn to front a new capsule collection inspired by the brand’s heritage.

The luxury label has designed a new line called Boss ‘Made in Germany’, a 12-piece capsule for men and women all envisioned and manufactured in the nation.

Chief brand officer Ingo Wilts told WWD that the brand was “proud to be the biggest premium fashion-maker in Germany” and wished to celebrate its origins in the latest limited-edition project.

The collection has been based on Hugo Boss’ signature tailoring and used exclusively developed Italian fabrics to reinvigorate six pieces for men and six for women.

Men’s garments include a checked double-breasted coat, a twill suit, a crewneck sweater and an embossed leather bomber jacket, while women are able to purchase items such as a checked pencil dress, a wool mohair mixed rollneck pullover and a silk bow blouse.

“We also know that whenever we go outside Germany, in France or Asia, for example, they really appreciate (articles) made in Germany,” Wilts added.

He also explained that the collection took some inspiration from the characters played by Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in the 1968 heist movie The Thomas Crown Affair, but insisted that the pieces “fit perfectly well into (the brand’s) overall colour range and sports tailoring direction this season.”

The Made in Germany capsule is hitting select Boss stores worldwide and will go live online from 1 October (18), while being supported by a campaign featuring Garrn as well as Spanish-German actor Daniel Bruhl.

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Gucci honours female music stars with spring 19 line

Gucci has honoured iconic female musicians with its latest collection.  The Italian fashion house, helmed by creative director Alessandro Michele, unveiled its spring/summer 2019 line at the Theatre Le Palace as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday ni…

Gucci has honoured iconic female musicians with its latest collection.  

The Italian fashion house, helmed by creative director Alessandro Michele, unveiled its spring/summer 2019 line at the Theatre Le Palace as part of Paris Fashion Week on Monday night (24Sep18).

According to the show notes, Michele chose the venue because it is “the thread connecting almost a century of Parisian culture and nightlife,” with celebrity guests including Jared Leto, Salma Hayek, Faye Dunaway and Jorja Smith.

To begin, a model walked the runway in a red sequin jumpsuit with ’80s flair which was accessorised with a pink feather scarf and floral-print hat.

The quirky aesthetic continued with a parade of eye-catching ensembles, including a high-neck green dress with over-sized shoulders, a glittery purple skirt and jacket combination as well as a suit embellished with the Gucci monogram.

Part way through the show, Jane Birkin stood up and wowed the crowd with a rendition of her 1983 song Baby Alone in Babylone, while Michele paid homage to other musicians too, with one model wearing a jacket painted with an image of country star Dolly Parton’s face and another wearing a pleated lace dress, faux fur coat and felt hat in honour of late singer-songwriter Janis Joplin.

Another model sported a gold lame dress over white snakeskin print trousers and bug-like sunglasses, while highlights included a lilac leather suit worn with matching tights and purse, as well as a fluorescent yellow pleated dress, jackets decorated with jacquard panels and sparkly fringed dresses.

Models also stepped out in corduroy suits, Velour tracksuits and eccentric coats, with some even carrying bags shaped like the head of Disney’s Mickey Mouse.

To conclude the show, Michele introduced some evening wear, like a black fringed dress covered in mirror circles which was complemented with a blinged-out tiara and bright pink feather stole.

Paris Fashion Week continues on Tuesday with shows from Marine Serre and Saint Laurent.

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Faye Dunaway suits up as reality star for new Gucci campaign

Faye Dunaway has been unveiled as Gucci’s new muse in a campaign inspired by U.S. reality TV show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.The 77-year-old actress suits up in an elegant off-white lace tracksuit, while voguing on a tennis court in the new ads f…

Faye Dunaway has been unveiled as Gucci’s new muse in a campaign inspired by U.S. reality TV show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

The 77-year-old actress suits up in an elegant off-white lace tracksuit, while voguing on a tennis court in the new ads for the label’s famous Sylvie handbag.

French singer Soko plays the Bonnie and Clyde star’s daughter, with the duo making an accompanying video shot by Petra Collins, in addition to posing for fun editorial photos.

Faye frolics through Beverly Hills in a chauffeured car, signing autographs and showing off her Sylvie bag throughout, and her character ends up gifting the bag to her fictional daughter, Soko, as “a symbolic gift to treasure across generations,” according to a press release.

The movie veteran, who has not appeared on the big screen in a movie since The Rules of Attraction in 2002, loved tapping into her glamorous Hollywood roots for the campaign and reveals becoming a star for the fashion house has sparked a new joy in her life.

“The Gucci style has taught me to be more adventurous again,” Faye told the UK’s Telegraph newspaper of her experience. “Everything I tried on at the initial styling session I loved, and I mean everything! I was genuinely surprised.”

Meanwhile, Soko, who announced she was pregnant with her first child last week (21Jul18), has been a Gucci favourite for years, serving as creative director Alessandro Michele’s muse.

Faye isn’t the only gorgeous lady in her Golden Years serving as a star for Gucci – actress Tippi Hedren, 88, posed as a fortune teller in ads for the brand earlier this year (18) and Vanessa Redgrave fronted a 2016 campaign.

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