Teddy Quinlivan fronts imagery for new Maison Margiela perfume

Teddy Quinlivan and Hanne Gaby Odiele are among the models tapped to front the campaign for Maison Margiela’s new scent, Mutiny.The French fashion house unveiled its debut fragrance following its spring/summer 2019 show during Paris Fashion Week on Wed…

Teddy Quinlivan and Hanne Gaby Odiele are among the models tapped to front the campaign for Maison Margiela’s new scent, Mutiny.

The French fashion house unveiled its debut fragrance following its spring/summer 2019 show during Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday (26Sep18), with the label’s creative director John Galliano explaining that the scent had been designed to reflect his vision of the Maison Margiela woman.

Accordingly, the designer has called on six ‘Mutinist’ ambassadors to represent the diversity and individuality of the fragrance in the accompanying marketing imagery.

The line-up includes models Teddy and Hanne, alongside Will Smith’s daughter Willow Smith, American Honey actress Sasha Lane, rapper Princess Nokia, real name Destiny Frasqueri, and model Molly Bair.

The venture marks Galliano’s first foray into the world of fragrance, with the 52-year-old calling on legendary French perfumer Dominique Ropion to help devise the scent over the course of six years.

Mutiny centres around the traditionally feminine note of tuberose and combines it with the leathery scents of saffron, oud and vanilla, as well as notes of orange flower, jasmine and citrus.

Its bottle can stand upright or lay on its side and, according to Galliano, its top is meant to resemble an open cage “so you can fly out!”

“It is the heart of the tuberose, and it’s a very magical mix – after you’ve left the room, people know you’ve been in there,” he gushed to Vogue. “It can uplift you; it can change your emotions!”

Mutiny launches on 26 September.

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Alexander Wang’s Protect Your Wang collection supports inclusive sexual health

Alexander Wang took his collaboration with condom brand Trojan to the next level by creating a capsule collection accessible to everyone celebrating New York Pride.Wang first teamed with Trojan last year (17) on a special float that bore the slogan Pro…

Alexander Wang took his collaboration with condom brand Trojan to the next level by creating a capsule collection accessible to everyone celebrating New York Pride.

Wang first teamed with Trojan last year (17) on a special float that bore the slogan Protect Your Wang.

He also made T-shirts with the phrase, worn by him and those who joined him on the float, but for the 2018 New York City LGBT Pride March, which took place on Sunday (24Jun18), the designer extended his offerings for everyone.

“We wanted to take the collaboration a step further,” he told Vogue.com. “Last year, we received such a huge response after creating the T-shirts for the NYC Pride march, but we didn’t get the chance to produce them for everyone celebrating.

“We started with the T-shirt and added additional accessories including a hat, bandana, and socks that were accessible, so that people could show their support for inclusive sexual health.”

Proceeds from the capsule collection are supporting the LGBT Center of New York, with models Catherine McNeil and Hanne Gaby Odiele among the guests riding on this year’s float.

And with each item from the line, the openly gay designer added a co-branded condom.

“Last year was the first time that I marched the entire route, and you really got to experience the energy from a different perspective. Seeing people from all over the world come to New York to celebrate Pride was really inspiring. What I love is that it brings people together to celebrate not only what we have in common but how we are different,” Wang said of the annual event.

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Alexander Wang: ‘Streetwear is changing fashion’

Alexander Wang likes the fact that streetwear is challenging the status quo in fashion.Wang has always infused street elements into his garments, and his work with sportswear giant Adidas Originals has meant his designs have become accessible to even m…

Alexander Wang likes the fact that streetwear is challenging the status quo in fashion.

Wang has always infused street elements into his garments, and his work with sportswear giant Adidas Originals has meant his designs have become accessible to even more people.

His latest line with Adidas, his third to date, was inspired by production errors and factory inconsistencies, with models Binx Walton and Hanne Gaby Odiele starring in the campaign.

“(Street fashion) is becoming a point of disruption in this industry. It’s making a lot of people wake up and challenge the status quo,” he mused to vogue.co.uk. “People are looking a lot more at process and the relevancy of fashion shows, and Fashion Week.”

Wang announced in January (18) that he was dropping out of the traditional Fashion Week calendar, swapping his New York Fashion Week shows in February and September for a new biannual schedule in June and December.

Talking about why he focused on factory rejects and quality control for his new 13-piece Adidas line, the 34-year-old said: “In fashion, we’re always chasing this idea of perfection, but sometimes imperfection is just as interesting, if not more so.

“It was really exciting to watch Adidas, who has such a large footprint, open up to that idea. I thought was very brave of them.”

He also praised his campaign stars, crediting Walton and Odiele for being able to create their own “magic and energy” on set without any direction from him or photographer Brianna Capozzi.

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Alexander Wang hits the road to show off new Adidas Originals line

Alexander Wang will make his way to Coachella on Friday (13Apr18) with a “van full” of his new Adidas Originals collection.The California native is driving from Los Angeles to Palm Springs with his model pals Binx Walton, Lexi Boling, Hanne Gaby Od…

Alexander Wang will make his way to Coachella on Friday (13Apr18) with a “van full” of his new Adidas Originals collection.

The California native is driving from Los Angeles to Palm Springs with his model pals Binx Walton, Lexi Boling, Hanne Gaby Odiele and Cat McNeil. The super stylish group will be keeping fans updated with their antics via the @AdidasOriginals Twitter account and using the hashtag WangFest journey.

“Tomorrow, the #Wangsquad will beg, borrow, and trade all the way to the festival,” Wang told his Instagram followers next to a video clip detailing the journey.

“Making our way to Palm Springs tomorrow with a van full of the new #adidasOriginalsxAW collection. Stay tuned to our insta story and @AdidasOriginals to follow our journey.”

The video is a clip of a car driving across the Californian desert, and words flash up explaining the squad will be,“trading the new collection for food, gas, for favours”.

The line marks Wang’s third Adidas collection. He first joined forces with the sportswear giant in 2016, and brought out season two last year.

For his third effort, the high-end designer was inspired by factory rejects and quality control. The 13-piece collection is made up of jackets, track-style tops, shorts, crew neck sweatshirts, graphic tees and transparent ponchos, with the garments all featuring a flaw of some kind, like uneven printing, wrinkled fabrics and pixelated graphics.

Along with the clothes, Wang has also created his version of Adidas’ football shoe, which he’s called the AW Bball Soccer.

Adidas Originals x Alexander Wang season three will be available in store and online from 21 April.

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