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I Love Ugly Launches Super Sexy Jewellery campaign

By December 1, 2015Fashion News

 1st Day Of Christmas

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Creative Direction and Styling: Samantha Ria // @SamanthaRia
Photographer: Benjamin Glean // @benjamingleanphotography
Assistant Stylist: Rhys Marcus Jay // @rhysmarcusjay
Fashion Assistants: Bernice, Emma and Albert
Model: Cameron @ Select Model Management

On the 1st day of Christmas, PAUSE brings to you..

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Clothing credits: Roll neck – Reiss, Top – Umbro

Gucci Reborn

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Creative Director Allesandro Michele flanked by models backstage at the Gucci Men’s SS16 Show

Being part of the fashion industry is a risk, it is always a risk. You can never count on your current place, because even if you reach the highest position and everyone loves you now, tomorrow everything can change. Never relax, never think you are safe, because you aren’t. Recently, several creative directors of big companies have abandoned their roles. It is pretty obvious that being a designer and conceiving eight collections per year, is not a game. However, it is part of the game, to surprise the audience everyday.

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele received the International Fashion Designer of the Year award at the 2015 British Fashion Awards. In his acceptance speech He said “They had the courage and the foolish act to appoint an unknown guy like me as the creative director of one of the most influential fashion houses in the world.” You must be a little crazy to desire to work in the most competitive industry and to keep your position. And Alessandro Michele is certainly a little crazy, in a way that people admire.

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Gucci SS16

Thanks to his idiosyncratic sense of vintage style he has helped return Gucci to the fashion conversation. Marco Bizzarri – Gucci CEO – said “Fashion is about creating emotion, it’s not necessarily rational. I thought, why should I look for someone else when he can translate the heritage and when the values of Gucci are in his veins?”. He made the right bet! From January, Gucci’s clients have strikingly increased. The brand also gained new customers – younger and more fashion-forward – and still maintain the previous ones.

Harry Styles in Gucci at the ama awards

Harry Styles in Gucci ss16 at the AMA Awards

Michele pulled treasured vintage pieces from his wardrobe to use as inspiration, and many prints were taken from antique textiles in his own collection, all “to put together that kind of garden” as he expresses it.

He describes himself as the waves of the ocean: he gesticulates a lot, shaking his head with all his thick long hair following those energetic but delicate movements. “I am passionate about the shapes of the craziness” he tells. Only eight months have passed, but he revolutionized this brand. How did he? In only five days he realized his first collection for Gucci thinking, “as a kamikaze”, to do it and then live the house. “Don’t ponder, ponder means make errors”.

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Gucci ss16 Rings

His works are focused on imperfections, because to create something perfect you need to include a few errors in it. An error creates beautifulness. As an antique wardrobe makes the design of a minimalistic and modern room more fascinating, a vintage language in the lines gives to the clothes a new perspective. “The polluting cause is fundamental for me”.

His last collection was soft, youthful and had a sense of freedom – according to Vogue. Floral prints, chiffons, bows, cuffs, laces were the protagonist. The most impressive part is his well-crafted androgyny. His feminine-infused menswear, all rose tinted, intended to give the concept of the freedom to construct new meanings, going back to the original idea of Gucci luxury.

The silhouettes were fluid. Floral embroidery were all over flared-trousers suiting, bomber jackets and shirts. Everything was brought to exaggeration. Rich in detail and lavishly decorative. The historical logo has been adapted to a new softer hand and the interlocking G motif was applied to trench coats and bags.
The joyful and pop colours with flyaway blouses and sparkling lurex tops remind vintage Bowie androgyny, while silks with cherry blossoms and birds called to mind chinoiserie; in a season were minimalism and dark shades are the most popular trend.

Gucci Cruise ss14

Gucci Cruise ss14 by Frida Giannini

The rampant machismo that once defined Gucci has flowed into a more nuanced territory. In this new chapter of its history, in fact, menswear and womenswear are blurred together. Watches, sunglasses, bags and wallets are unisex. Why limit the choice?

One trend that cannot certainly be unnoticed is fur: fluffy footwear popular both in men and women fashion – included open shoes versions. Gucci’s Kangaroo fur-lined loafers first took centre stage in July when they made their debut in the menswear runway show. Soon after, the brand launched the female version as part of their 2015 Fall/Winter season look.

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Does avant-garde always come along with peculiarity?, Where are we all going to end up?

Check out the new unreleased pictures from the collection.

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Alessandro Michele’s Gucci Cruise 2016 Collection is a combination of masculine and feminine that results in a romantic but nerdy connection. Inspired by the 70s era and vibe, all the garments stand out for their versatility. From the loose wide-leg jeans to the colourful jumpers with whimsical prints, the collection can be adapted to several occasions and it includes a wide range of accessories.

Read more about it here and take a look at the unreleased images.

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 1st Day Of Christmas

ADVENT-1

Creative Direction and Styling: Samantha Ria // @SamanthaRia
Photographer: Benjamin Glean // @benjamingleanphotography
Assistant Stylist: Rhys Marcus Jay // @rhysmarcusjay
Fashion Assistants: Bernice, Emma and Albert
Model: Cameron @ Select Model Management

On the 1st day of Christmas, PAUSE brings to you..

BENM3695-683x1024
BENM3699-683x1024
BENM3703-683x1024
BENM3712-683x1024
BENM3704-683x1024

 Clothing credits: Roll neck – Reiss, Top – Umbro

Gucci Reborn

GUCCI-MEN’S-SPRING-SUMMER-2016-5-1024x682

Creative Director Allesandro Michele flanked by models backstage at the Gucci Men’s SS16 Show

Being part of the fashion industry is always a risk. You can never count on your current place, because even if you reach the highest position and everyone loves you now, tomorrow everything can change. Never relax, never think you are safe, because you aren’t. Recently, several creative directors of big companies have abandoned their roles. It is pretty obvious that being a designer and conceiving eight collections per year, is not a game. However, it is part of the game, to surprise the audience everyday.

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele received the International Fashion Designer of the Year award at the 2015 British Fashion Awards. In his acceptance speech, he said “They had the courage and the foolish act to appoint an unknown guy like me as the creative director of one of the most influential fashion houses in the world.” You must be a little crazy to desire to work in the most competitive industry and to keep your position. And Alessandro Michele is certainly a little crazy, in a way that people admire.

Gucci_Backstage_Spring_Summer_2016_098

Gucci SS16

Thanks to his idiosyncratic sense of vintage style, he has helped to return Gucci to the fashion conversation. Marco Bizzarri – Gucci CEO – said “Fashion is about creating emotion, it’s not necessarily rational. I thought, why should I look for someone else when he can translate the heritage and when the values of Gucci are in his veins?”. He made the right bet! From January, Gucci’s clients have strikingly increased. The brand also gained new customers – younger and more fashion-forward – and still maintained the previous ones.

Harry Styles in Gucci at the ama awards

Harry Styles in Gucci ss16 at the AMA Awards

Michele pulled treasured vintage pieces from his wardrobe to use as inspiration, and many prints were taken from antique textiles in his own collection, all “to put together that kind of garden” as he expresses it.

He describes himself as the waves of the ocean: he gesticulates a lot, shaking his head with all his thick long hair following those energetic but delicate movements. “I am passionate about the shapes of the craziness” he tells. Only eight months have passed, but he revolutionized this brand. How did he do it? In only five days he realized his first collection for Gucci thinking, “as a kamikaze”, to do it and then live the house. “Don’t ponder, ponder means make errors”.

GUCCI-MEN’S-SPRING-SUMMER-2016-rings-1024x682

Gucci ss16 Rings

His works are focused on imperfections, because to create something perfect you need to include a few errors in it. An error creates beautifulness. As an antique wardrobe makes the design of a minimalistic and modern room more fascinating, a vintage language in the lines gives to the clothes a new perspective. “The polluting cause is fundamental for me”.

His last collection was soft, youthful and had a sense of freedom – according to Vogue. Floral prints, chiffons, bows, cuffs, laces were the protagonist. The most impressive part is his well-crafted androgyny. His feminine-infused menswear, all rose tinted, intended to give the concept of the freedom to construct new meanings, going back to the original idea of Gucci luxury.

The silhouettes were fluid. Floral embroidery were all over flared-trousers suiting, bomber jackets and shirts. Everything was brought to exaggeration. Rich in detail and lavishly decorative. The historical logo has been adapted to a new softer hand and the interlocking G motif was applied to trench coats and bags.
The joyful pop colours with flyaway blouses and sparkling lurex tops remind vintage Bowie androgyny, while silks with cherry blossoms and birds called to mind chinoiserie; in a season were minimalism and dark shades are the most popular trend, this is a bold move.

Gucci Cruise ss14

Gucci Cruise ss14 by Frida Giannini

The rampant machismo that once defined Gucci has flowed into a more nuanced territory. In this new chapter of its history, in fact, menswear and womenswear are blurred together. Watches, sunglasses, bags and wallets are unisex. Why limit the choice?

One trend that cannot certainly be unnoticed is fur: fluffy footwear popular both in men and women fashion – included open shoes versions. Gucci’s Kangaroo fur-lined loafers first took centre stage in July when they made their debut in the menswear runway show. Soon after, the brand launched the female version as part of their 2015 Fall/Winter season look.

gucci-slippers

Does avant-garde always come along with peculiarity?, Where are we all going to end up?

Gucci Reborn

GUCCI-MEN’S-SPRING-SUMMER-2016-5-1024x682

Creative Director Allesandro Michele flanked by models backstage at the Gucci Men’s SS16 Show

Being part of the fashion industry is always a risk. You can never count on your current place, approved because even if you reach the highest position and everyone loves you now, tomorrow everything can change. Never relax, never think you are safe, because you aren’t. Recently, several creative directors of big companies have abandoned their roles. It is pretty obvious that being a designer and conceiving eight collections per year, is not a game. However, it is part of the game, to surprise the audience everyday.

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele received the International Fashion Designer of the Year award at the 2015 British Fashion Awards. In his acceptance speech, he said “They had the courage and the foolish act to appoint an unknown guy like me as the creative director of one of the most influential fashion houses in the world.” You must be a little crazy to desire to work in the most competitive industry and to keep your position. And Alessandro Michele is certainly a little crazy, in a way that people admire.

Gucci_Backstage_Spring_Summer_2016_098

Gucci SS16

Thanks to his idiosyncratic sense of vintage style, he has helped to return Gucci to the fashion conversation. Marco Bizzarri – Gucci CEO – said “Fashion is about creating emotion, it’s not necessarily rational. I thought, why should I look for someone else when he can translate the heritage and when the values of Gucci are in his veins?”. He made the right bet! From January, Gucci’s clients have strikingly increased. The brand also gained new customers – younger and more fashion-forward – and still maintained the previous ones.

Harry Styles in Gucci at the ama awards

Harry Styles in Gucci ss16 at the AMA Awards

Michele pulled treasured vintage pieces from his wardrobe to use as inspiration, and many prints were taken from antique textiles in his own collection, all “to put together that kind of garden” as he expresses it.

He describes himself as the waves of the ocean: he gesticulates a lot, shaking his head with all his thick long hair following those energetic but delicate movements. “I am passionate about the shapes of the craziness” he tells. Only eight months have passed, but he revolutionized this brand. How did he do it? In only five days he realized his first collection for Gucci thinking, “as a kamikaze”, to do it and then live the house. “Don’t ponder, ponder means make errors”.

GUCCI-MEN’S-SPRING-SUMMER-2016-rings-1024x682

Gucci ss16 Rings

His works are focused on imperfections, because to create something perfect you need to include a few errors in it. An error creates beautifulness. As an antique wardrobe makes the design of a minimalistic and modern room more fascinating, a vintage language in the lines gives to the clothes a new perspective. “The polluting cause is fundamental for me”.

His last collection was soft, youthful and had a sense of freedom – according to Vogue. Floral prints, chiffons, bows, cuffs, laces were the protagonist. The most impressive part is his well-crafted androgyny. His feminine-infused menswear, all rose tinted, intended to give the concept of the freedom to construct new meanings, going back to the original idea of Gucci luxury.

The silhouettes were fluid. Floral embroidery were all over flared-trousers suiting, bomber jackets and shirts. Everything was brought to exaggeration. Rich in detail and lavishly decorative. The historical logo has been adapted to a new softer hand and the interlocking G motif was applied to trench coats and bags.
The joyful pop colours with flyaway blouses and sparkling lurex tops remind vintage Bowie androgyny, while silks with cherry blossoms and birds called to mind chinoiserie; in a season were minimalism and dark shades are the most popular trend, this is a bold move.

Gucci Cruise ss14

Gucci Cruise ss14 by Frida Giannini

The rampant machismo that once defined Gucci has flowed into a more nuanced territory. In this new chapter of its history, in fact, menswear and womenswear are blurred together. Watches, sunglasses, bags and wallets are unisex. Why limit the choice?

One trend that cannot certainly be unnoticed is fur: fluffy footwear popular both in men and women fashion – included open shoes versions. Gucci’s Kangaroo fur-lined loafers first took centre stage in July when they made their debut in the menswear runway show. Soon after, the brand launched the female version as part of their 2015 Fall/Winter season look.

gucci-slippers

Does avant-garde always come along with peculiarity?, Where are we all going to end up?

Jewellery does not really get manlier than that.

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Provocative advertising is most often than not the best way to attract attention to a product. Australian brand I Love Ugly placed their bets on a series of very racy shots to promote their new range of men’s jewellery and oh how right they were! The campaign featuring a man’s hand cradling a completely naked woman in a variety of suggestive poses. And of course, the mentioned hand is covered with rough looking and yet so stylish rings. Cast from oxidised silver, each piece unique thanks to a particular distressing process. To make it even more special, the rings are hand-finished with engraved quotations. The prices range from $255 to $335 for the silver range. There is a also a new 18K gold ring which will be going down for $2,110. So do not be afraid if men’s jewellery and make sure you get your hands on this unique collection (no pun intended).

Available from the I Love Ugly online website tomorrow, and from the day after the brand’s flagships stores in Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourn and New Zealand the day after.

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