A Beauty Range from Alexander Wang?


It seems that the latest trend among top designers is to put together a beauty line, from lipsticks to creams to everything in between. You do not even need to be a designer to do that, with models and actresses all pitching in to make our beauty selection all the more difficult. They all want a piece, but there are only so many lipsticks and eyeshadows and blushes and nail polishes that we can buy at one time, meaning that many of them will not actually be selling as much as they could have, simply due to the large number of top members of the fashion and acting worlds all competing for top spot in beauty. Of course, with so many veering towards that direction, we begin to question when the rest will be joining them; it is not a matter of whether or not the designers will jump on the bandwagon, but when they will succumb to the latest trend. Alexander Wang is one such designer who has had us wondering about him jumping into the beauty line industry as well.

Alexander Wang Wins His Name for Beauty

Funny story, the Alexander Wang name was being used by another, an Etincelle Paris, who had been selling a class of goods that extends to perfumes and cosmetics. Alexander Wang himself had launched his eponymous label in 2007 and when he wanted to register his own name in 2012 on jewelry, cosmetics and fragrances, the name appeared to be taken. He has won it back now, but the story sure is amusing.

We wonder what sum was paid to the company who had hijacked the brand, if anything at all. “Etincelle’s actions are a textbook case of trademark squatting,” Wang’s lawyers Anthony Van der Planken and Thierry van Innis told The Fashion Law. “The Board examined the validity of the EU trademark registration ‘Alexander Wang’ for perfumeries and cosmetics in Class 3, not by the famous American fashion designer himself, but by Etincelle Paris, an obscure entity from the British Virgin Islands.”

Well, when the courts ruled in favor of the real Wang, and when it was found out that Etincelle had also jacked the names of Pierre Hardy, Philippe Plein and Isabel Marant, it became clear that the judgement would be going in favor of the plaintiff here.

So now, we know he picked up his name back and Wang was considering a cosmetics line, which means that Alexander Wang, the one with the interesting punk-style designs to his collections, will be having his own beauty line soon enough. His models may have gone out bare faced of late, but we do not give up hope yet, knowing that his fragrance with Balenciaga was only the start of a new era for the designer.

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Sleek and elegant looks at the latest Kocca Spring/Summer 2016 Advertising Campaign. The brand introduces a new fresh looks of the seasons featuring sensuous, delicate details with simplicity allure in soft and ladylike tones.

Kocca Spring Summer 2016 Collection Campaign: Women's Timeless, Playful Partywear in Black

Playful chic evening and party wear garments in elegant black with delightful and delicate accent

The Italian fashion label’s new collection shows a more subtle feminine mood with the presence of cleanliness, playful yet delightful accent at the same time. Dedicated to complete women’s Spring-Summer 2016 closet, Kocca exclusively comes up with totally elegant and gorgeous inspirations. Various lines of garments in fine, gentle fabrics from modern tailored suits, suede biker jacket, pretty blouses, casual sleeveless tops, cardigans, printed dresses, flirtatious jumpsuits, fabulous printed shorts and wide leg trousers featuring relaxed touch, and many other seductive partywear and ready-to-wear from the catalogue are devoted especially to enhance simple yet sophisticated looks in every occasion. Don’t miss also the Feminine Expression,  a new fresh H&M Spring 2016 Trend Collection for ladies of the season.


Kocca Spring Summer 2016 Collection Campaign: Women's Elegant Look in Clean White

White elegance, Kocca features a wide range of alluring long-sleeved and sleeveless dresses, jumpsuits, blouse and wide leg trousers with sensuous touch in gentle fabrics.

Kocca Spring Summer 2016 Collection Campaign: Women's Tailored Suits in Soft Beige, Camel Brown

The newest arrivals catalogue of Kocca SS 2016 offers a touch of softness, calmness and boho-inspired through shades of brown mixed with white within the clothing collection. Sleeveless top in camel silky fabrics with patch pockets, classic collar, concealed buttons fastener at front and removable, adjustable belt. Modern tailored suits, jackets, trousers and more. Discover also the lively and trendy looks, a big must pieces for women presented exclusively inBotanic Romance, the latest Zara Spring/Summer 2016 Collection.

Kocca Spring Summer 2016 Collection Campaign: Women's Fabulous Printed Clothing

Playful geometric printed dress and sleeveless dress with Georgette plissé detail at the skirt to liven up your cheerful evening look. Fabulous printed blouse, top, grey classic shirt with feminine touch.

Through the Kocca’s SS 2016 ad campaign, we can see the newest collection of the brand is enlivened by soft, ladylike colors including grey, beige, black, navy, white, light yellow and other natural and trendy tones of the season with vivacious summery prints. The designer top handle bags in night blue or white sand of the latest Kocca catalogue are also enriched with glamour chain and metal hardware in gold tones, unmistakably among the must-have luxury accessories to accompany the looks.

Kocca Spring Summer 2016 Collection Campaign: Women's Comfy, Easy-to-wear Garments

Relaxed yet excellent allure to wear everyday, stylish long-sleeved shirt and cropped sweater in shades of soft grey made of comfy cotton and superfine mixed fabrics, Kocca suggests to pair them with printed wide leg pants and cool effortless shorts. As to welcome the warm sunny days, complete your essentials wardrobe with Burberry New Season Accessories SS 2016 Collection.

Kocca Spring Summer 2016 Collection Campaign: Women's Modern Chic Patterned Outfits

Stunning prints in blue and coral red combined with shades of grey, suits of jacket in textured fabrics to cover white shirt, Kocca’s new spring/summer 2016 collection brings ultimately alluring style ideas for ladies. Italian fashion brandLiu Jo introduces the new eyewear collection, from sunglasses to optical glasses in trendy tones with charming embellishments to wear within this spring-summer.

Kocca Spring Summer 2016 Collection Campaign: Women's Flirtatious Kimono & Sleeveless Dress

Totally elegant and gracious look with geometric printed kimono with tie belt closure while the simple but fabulous sleeveless dress in blue with round neck, button fastening at front and adjustable belt gives an chic and easy vibe to your everyday look.

Kocca Spring Summer 2016 Collection Campaign: Women's Designer Handbags with Glam Details

From its SS 2016 Advertisement, Kocca also presents the designer Boslo, Trapezium hard handbag in navy and iconic Bepe bag in taupe with double top handle to enrich modern woman’s accessories closet. To upgrade your bags collection, see also Gucci City Dionysus Bags Collection in Limited Edition 2016.

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So let’s play a guess game: ‘This bag reminds you of…’

A new handbag from Louis Vuitton, this beautiful accessory is called: ‘The Phenix Bag’. For the true lady-like, tote it from work to the evening. It’s even perfect for the weekend or in short, as an everyday bag.

We all know how durable and strong the materials are from Louis Vuitton, the Phenix bag is partly designed with the iconic Monogram Canvas. The other part is made in cowhide and sharp colors like red and black.

It’s a modern bag and ideal for work as the interior compartment is large enough to fit every daily-items you need. Refined with golden colour metallic pieces, the two toron handles are for the easy hand-carry. The Louis Vuitton Phenix Bag comes with a long strap for shoulder carry and it features 1 interior zipped pocket and double smartphone pocket.

The PM size is measured 14.6’ x 9.4’ x 5.5’ inches (L x H x W), priced at $1960 USD and 1460 euro. The MM size is measured 15.7’ x 10.2’ x 5.9’ inches (L x H x W), priced at $2440 USD and 1880 euro. Available via Louis Vuitton boutique.




Louis Vuitton Phenix Bags are also available in Epi Leather; the PM size is priced at $2500 USD or €1880 euro, the MM size is priced at $2810 USD or €2080 euro.





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After presenting its Menswear FW 2015-17 Ready-To-Wear Collection Runway in Milan, the luxury Italian fashion houseGucci unveils the backstage looks of faces of the men’s Fall Winter 2016 fashion show featuring knitted caps, hats, glasses and grills or many other charming elements and accessories with stunning details as the signature of Gucci.


Backstage Looks - The Faces of Gucci Men’s Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Show (1)

A raw-cut patterned suit, a floral coat, a Western-inspired velvet jacket and a plush cape captured backstage at the men’s #GucciFW16 fashion show

Backstage Looks - The Faces of Gucci Men’s Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Show (2)

An embroidered angora knit hat seen on the men’s #GucciFW16 runway by Alessandro Michele.

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Backstage Looks - The Faces of Gucci Men’s Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Show (04)

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A moment before the men’s #GucciFW16 fashion show. Models wear grills, a coat with a detachable wool cape, and a wool cardigan, both with hand-sewn patches by #AlessandroMichele.

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A tracksuit and a suit with optical pattern, and a washed denim jacket covered with embroidered patches.

Backstage Looks - The Faces of Gucci Men’s Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Show (07)

Behind the scenes at the men’s #GucciFW16 fashion show: textured suits, a wool cardigan, and silk shirts.

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Backstage Looks - The Faces of Gucci Men’s Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Show (09)

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Shoes from the men’s #GucciFW16 fashion show by #AlessandroMichele. Leather loafers are covered with allover studs, or feature pearl encrusted heels. Plush Horsebit slippers are crafted in black-and-white check.


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Ralph Lauren Unveils French Riviera Inspired SS 2016 Campaign


Ralph Lauren’s spring/summer 2016 campaign took inspiration from the French Riviera, and to best capture that, the brand presented a series of black and white photos, which went hand in hand with the nautical theme of the season’s collection. The Ralph Lauren label is well known for work with the sailor theme, so this season was not a disappointment for fans of the brand. The task of capturing this in one cohesive campaign was put in the hands of American fashion photographer Bruce Weber. The scene took place in part on a luxurious yacht, but also ventured ashore for some high fashion shots on the land.

Ralph Lauren Spring 2016 Campaign

Ralph Lauren stands by the integrity of his collection, and also touched on his favorite aspects from the ad campaign. “My Women’s Collection for Spring 2016 is a glamorous spirit of the French Riviera. It has a romantic rusticity, as well as a sleek and luxurious sportiness that represents to me both the cool insouciance and understated style of the women who inspire me,” Lauren said of the overall collection. As far as his favorite campaign moments, the casting choice of Sanne Vloet was highly in his favor, and the yacht brought everything in the photoshoot together.

The monochromatic medium for the Ralph Lauren spring 2016 campaign was an interesting choice, considering the amount of color used in the collection. The fully white or gold looks appear right at home with this color scheme, but the bulk of the collection was in vibrant reds and blues, which could have been used to the advantage of the campaign, as a bright hue pops beautifully in a fully colored frame. Despite how beautiful something like this may have looked, the brand decided to go in this different direction, possible to make sure the focus stayed on the structure of the garments rather than being distracted by the colors of the clothes as well as the water.

Ralph Lauren Spring 2016 Campaign

Despite the use of color, or lack thereof, the collection itself was sophisticated and ready for the modern woman to wear in her everyday life. The ad campaign captured that balance perfectly, so the consumer can get a look at exactly what they’ll be able to pull off while wearing these garments.

As far as the casting decisions, both Weber and Vloet are no strangers to Ralph Lauren’s campaigns. They were both chosen to bring the spring/summer 2015 ad campaign to life, and again didn’t fail to impress. It seems that Weber knows just what to do behind the lens and behind the scenes with staging decisions, and Vloet knows how to execute exactly what the photographer wishes for each take.

The color decision for this photoshoot may have taken us a bit by surprise, but the result was high fashion and editorial, which is what we know to expect from the iconic Ralph Lauren label.

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