Roger Federer debuts sneaker design

Roger Federer has designed a pair of sneakers for Swiss running brand On.The tennis champ, who, like everyone else, has had an unexpected career break owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, showed off his handy work in campaign imagery shot by Juergen Teller….

Roger Federer has designed a pair of sneakers for Swiss running brand On.

The tennis champ, who, like everyone else, has had an unexpected career break owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, showed off his handy work in campaign imagery shot by Juergen Teller.

The sleek white “tennis inspired” trainers, which are 100 per cent vegan, incorporate On’s bouncy CloudTec technology into an everyday shoe.

“It’s not for tennis, it’s for the street,” Federer, who invested in On last year, told Vogue.com. “I hope it’s a shoe you can wear every day, sort of like your watch – something that’s so comfortable, you want to wear it all the time.

“It’s interesting to see how the casual and comfortable materials we use for sports are coming more into our everyday lives, especially now that we’re all working from home. I’m really happy to say that I hope everybody wears these shoes, but let’s not forget some fashion, as well. Because I love that part too.”

There will be an initial launch of 1,000 pairs of Federer’s designs, which fans can only get via an online draw in partnership with Dover Street Market.

After that, the shoes will be available to buy in more colours, plus the Swiss sportsman promises lots more to come from the partnership.

“On is a fast-moving, nimble company that makes really quick decisions, so they’re really interesting to work with,” he said. “We’re evolving the Roger, but we’re also talking about all the other things we can do together.”

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Naomi Campbell fronts first-ever Vivienne Westwood campaign

Naomi Campbell has been tapped to front a Vivienne Westwood campaign for the first time. The supermodel has been associated with the luxury British brand ever since 1993, when she famously fell over on the catwalk while wearing a pair of purple platfo…

Naomi Campbell has been tapped to front a Vivienne Westwood campaign for the first time.

The supermodel has been associated with the luxury British brand ever since 1993, when she famously fell over on the catwalk while wearing a pair of purple platform heels, and the duo have worked together on many occasions ever since, but never on a campaign.

The British fashion star has finally been tapped to front a campaign for the company and poses in some of the highlights from Westwood’s own line as well as the designer’s collaboration with her husband Andreas Kronthaler.

“I believe things in life come along when they are meant to. It’s taken 33 years to do a Westwood Campaign and I’m so happy to be doing it in my 49th year. Its meant to be when its meant to be…,” Naomi said in a statement.

In images from the spring/summer 2020 campaign, the 49-year-old can be seen wearing a red gown with white oversized statement gloves, a black crepe dress, a multicoloured shirt, and in an explicit shot, Naomi can be seen nothing but an oversized black tulle hat, black heels and a necktie.

Explaining the concept for collection, Westwood added, “When I design clothes they always have to have a story and when somebody shoots me in our clothes I always have to have that story in my mind. I’ve been reading Mythology – for this it was like we were on our way to paradise and we were all going to change from fish into birds…”

The images were shot by photographer Juergen Teller on the backstreets of the 18th Arrondissement in Paris as well as an indoor white space lit with neon lights. Westwood, Kronthaler and French model Kandioura Fissourou also feature in the images and campaign video.

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Jennifer Lopez models Barbra Streisand sweater in Coach campaign

Jennifer Lopez poses in a sweater featuring Barbra Streisand’s face in her new Coach campaign.The superstar was named as the new global brand ambassador for the New York-based company in November, and on Tuesday, the images from her debut photoshoot pr…

Jennifer Lopez poses in a sweater featuring Barbra Streisand’s face in her new Coach campaign.

The superstar was named as the new global brand ambassador for the New York-based company in November, and on Tuesday, the images from her debut photoshoot promoting the spring/summer 2020 line were released.

Lensed by Juergen Teller, one snap shows Jennifer posing in the “Babs” sweatshirt, which is emblazoned with an illustration of the Funny Girl star by Richard Bernstein that was originally included in a 1969 issue of Interview magazine.

“Soakin’ up that NYC energy!!! Loved shooting in my hometown for my first campaign with @Coach. New York is always an inspiring city-encouraging us to do our own thing and be an original!” the 50-year-old captioned the snap on her Instagram page.

However, the picture soon captured the attention of Barbra, who reposted the happy photo and wrote, “Love this! Hi @jlo – nice to see you wearing my face!”

A short time later, Jennifer responded with “You know you’re my idol!” along with a heart emoji.

Elsewhere in the campaign, the Hustlers actress poses in a red leather jacket with blue silk shirt and an emerald green dress.

And speaking about her advertisements, Jennifer explained that she thoroughly enjoyed shooting with Juergen and Coach creative director Stuart Vevers in the Big Apple.

“In all it creates, Coach promotes individuality and optimism in its style as well as a sense of authenticity and inclusion. Like me, we’re both New York originals, who create a unique mix of high-fashion with street edge,” she added.

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Jennifer Lopez named as new face of Coach

Jennifer Lopez has been named as the new global brand ambassador for Coach.On Tuesday, executives at the New York-based fashion and accessories label announced that the superstar has been tapped to front advertising campaigns for the leather goods, rea…

Jennifer Lopez has been named as the new global brand ambassador for Coach.

On Tuesday, executives at the New York-based fashion and accessories label announced that the superstar has been tapped to front advertising campaigns for the leather goods, ready-to-wear, and footwear categories, beginning with the spring 2020 season.

“I’m so excited for this collaboration with Coach,” said Lopez. “It is a timeless brand that I’ve always been a fan of, and the upcoming collection really speaks to my personal style – an uptown downtown mix.”

In her debut image for the company, the Hollywood star is seen posing in a trench coat and silk scarf, while also carrying a handbag with chain handle. The black-and-white snap was taken by photographer Benjamin Rosser.

And creative director Stuart Vevers is thrilled to have Lopez, a native of The Bronx borough, join the wider Coach family.

“Jennifer is so authentic. She’s determined and she’s an original who has followed her own path to do things her own way – she really embodies the attitude of Coach and our new campaign,” he praised of the 50-year-old. “I loved when Jennifer carried the Coach Signature bags in her 2002 video All I Have. She’s from New York like Coach, which creates another authentic connection with our heritage.”

Vevers also indicated that photographer Juergen Teller would be helming an upcoming photoshoot with Lopez.

The Hustlers actress follows in the footsteps of fellow Coach brand ambassadors including Selena Gomez and Michael B. Jordan.

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Kate Moss and Yara Shahidi star in Coach’s 2019 holiday campaign

Kate Moss and Yara Shahidi have been tapped to star in Coach’s 2019 holiday campaign.Photographed by Juergen Teller, the imagery was released on Monday, with one snap showing the British supermodel posing in a dark red dress with a black leather belt a…

Kate Moss and Yara Shahidi have been tapped to star in Coach’s 2019 holiday campaign.

Photographed by Juergen Teller, the imagery was released on Monday, with one snap showing the British supermodel posing in a dark red dress with a black leather belt as she rests on a fallen Christmas tree.

Moss is also clutching a new version of the Kat Saddle Bag from the brand’s new Horse and Carriage collection, which reimagines Coach’s iconic motif as a colourful pattern on bags and ready-to-wear.

While Black-ish actress Shahidi is seen standing in the snow next to a box of festive decorations and wearing a hoodie with the company’s dinosaur mascot, Rexy, as well as light brown trousers and a printed jacket with suede panels.

Other names to feature in the print images include rapper Megan Thee Stallion, model Fernanda Ly, and actor Miles Heizer.

The group also appears in an accompanying video directed by Bunny Kinney titled Wonder For All, with Shahidi’s family making a cameo, alongside the likes of the Newark Boys choir, Spike and Tonya Lee, model/actress Camila Morrone, Bob the Drag Queen, the winner of season eight of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and writer, actor, and producer Ben Sinclair.

“The campaign follows the band of revellers as they gather at an impromptu party at a New York brownstone. Capturing the magical mood of the season, it champions the belief of coming together for the holidays and the inclusive, authentic spirit of New York,” a Coach representative explained. “It sees the cast in joyful, unfiltered scenes that highlight the house’s spirit of playfulness and the authentic self-expression that defines New York City.”

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Victoria Beckham recreates famous Marc Jacobs campaign for first RTW ads

Victoria Beckham has paid homage to one of her early fashion champions in her first-ever campaign for her ready-to-wear line.In imagery that is nod to the 2008 Marc Jacobs advert she starred in, which featured the then-fledgling designer emerging from …

Victoria Beckham has paid homage to one of her early fashion champions in her first-ever campaign for her ready-to-wear line.

In imagery that is nod to the 2008 Marc Jacobs advert she starred in, which featured the then-fledgling designer emerging from an oversized Marc Jacobs carrier bag, the former Spice Girl poses inside her own branded shopping bags.

And to really make sure she nailed the visuals, Victoria, who is currently celebrating her namesake label’s 10th anniversary, hired the photographer who shot the Marc Jacobs campaign, to lens the shoot.

“When Marc Jacobs featured me coming out of a shopping bag a decade ago it really was just the beginning of my journey into the fashion industry,” she said in a statement. “It was funny and ironic and brilliantly captured by Juergen Teller. And it came out just as I was about to present my debut collection. So what better way of illustrating the story of the past 10 years than by revisiting the creative but this time with my own branded bag? Marc gave me his blessing to recreate the shot and Juergen agreed to collaborate with me again, which was just incredible.”

Among the images is one of Victoria posing with a handbag laying on a sidewalk, spilling out of the oversized carrier bag.

Another just features her bottom half, dressed only in flesh coloured underwear and white heels, with the white shopper covering her head and torso.

“I have always put all of me in to my brand and I wanted to convey that message with these images,” the 44-year-old designer continued. “That I am and have been literally ‘putting Victoria into Victoria Beckham since 2008’. If there was a strapline that would be it! It’s tongue in cheek but there’s a real message in it for me.”

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Adwoa Aboah heads to Ghana for Burberry portfolio

Adwoa Aboah visited Ghana to shoot the images for a new Burberry portfolio.This is the third photo collection by the 25-year-old and photographer Juergen Teller, who previously worked together in London where Adwoa was born, and her current home in New…

Adwoa Aboah visited Ghana to shoot the images for a new Burberry portfolio.

This is the third photo collection by the 25-year-old and photographer Juergen Teller, who previously worked together in London where Adwoa was born, and her current home in New York City. This time the model headed to the African nation where her father Charles Aboah was raised, and she posed for pictures alongside her female Ghanaian relatives. Her auntie Ernestina even designed one-off outfits made from the Burberry Vintage check especially for the occasion.

“I just remember telling my auntie what we wanted her to do, and she was so excited,” Adwoa shared in an interview with British Vogue. “This is what she does in Ghana, and for her work to be seen on an international scale was so exciting for her. None of us wanted to take our outfits off, because they were so different and cool, modern but very much traditional.”

Other family members involved in the shoot were her grandmother Gladys, great-auntie Mary and cousin Kensemaa. The British model – who also art-directed the shoot – also cast friend and fellow U.K. fashion star Sonny Hall.

The portfolio introduces Burberry’s autumn/winter 2018 pre-collection, which consists of layered silhouettes as well as a collision of prints, graphic scribbles, checks and colours. Garments featured include knitwear, coats, suits and accessories, as well as a brand new take on The Belt Bag introduced in canvas, as well as new colours and sizes.

The team set up around Adwoa’s family home in Accra, Ghana, and she admitted the location gave the project much more resonance.

“I tried very hard not to be too emotional about this trip, but it’s so special for everyone to see where the story started,” she explained.

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