Like many other brands, Giorgio Armani Beauty is celebrating the upcoming Year of the Monkey with a new palette “Chinese New Year”. The makeup case is decorated in the traditional colors of China, while inside, the outline of a monkey has been imprinted into the illuminating powder. The new palette will be sold mainly in Asian countries, but will be available as well as in selected retail outlets in the
“For me a bag is more than an object, it’s a personaI thing. When I started looking at bags, the intention was not to do an ‘it-bag’, but to explore the world of bags and create different styles and characters. I really enjoy designing bags since it’s so sculptural, almost like creating a piece of art,” said Acne Creative Director, Jonny Johansson, in a statement.
Following the departure of Alexander Wang, Balenciaga has appointed Demna Gvasalia as the new creative director. The 34-year-old Georgian designer graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp and is the founder of provocative Parisian label Vetements.
“I am very pleased to welcome Demna Gvasalia as the artistic director of Balenciaga’s collections. He has quickly emerged as the best choice for the new artistic direction of the maison. With his mastery of techniques, his expertise and fashion knowledge, in conjunction with his innovative and carefully considered approach, Demna Gvasalia adopts a unique vision of the designer’s role today and thus recalls Cristobal Balenciaga’s own vision. I am confident that he will succeed in embracing Balenciaga’s core values and developing them in harmony with today’s global changes.” – stated Isabelle Guichot, president and CEO of Balenciaga.
Emporio Armani is getting into streaming music with the new “Emporio Armani Sounds” mobile app. Streaming music from Spotify as well as interviews with artists, playlist curators include top artists like Mark Ronson, Calvin Harris, Klaxons, Boy George, La Roux, Kindness and Roisin Murphy. Emporio Armani Sounds is now available for iOS and Android phones. Video preview after the break.