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// 60 YEARS BRILLANT //

Created for the world exhibition that took place in Brussels in 1958, the Brillant has been radiating all over the globe, at the arm of many iconic women. 

Over the years, the Brillant has been re issued in various materials. For the 60thbirthday edition, a golden framework has been added inspired by the Mercury – Golden Age car by excellence -, which is this years theme for the iconic bag.

Available in black & red Norwegian bull leather, as well as a black alligator the Brillant is ravishing. Looking back, it’s pretty clear, you don’t become a DIVA, you simply are one. 

Delvaux

/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// VISITOR //

Good news for all Léo fanatics out there, Belgium’s coolest new label according to Vogue.com, is now available online at Opening Ceremony.

OC just launched “Visitor” on their web shop. This collection is all about the Léo girl making her way from an underground subway party, to her early morning flight. And this first drop is just the beginning.

Because although the name of the collection suggests just a passage, we know this cool kid is here to stay.

photo by Sascha Heintze

/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// FASTBEAT //

While the whole world is trying to figure out where fashion is going right now, Paul Franco thinks 10 years ahead and creates a short film. It is built around the interview he had with leading designer Demna Gvasalia.

 As fashion is merely an expression of a generation, Franco chose Demna, because who better to ask, than the one that dresses that generation?

 In an effort to comprehend today’s youth, he did not rush in to things but took a year to shoot this video, starring Ukraïn’s ultimate bad boy Sasha Melnychuck in Paris. He later accorded the images with fragments of Demna’s interview.

 Depicting life is not an easy task but combining the fast movement of the images with the slow pace of artist Mark Borthwick’s music is brilliant. We can not only see, but actually feel what it’s like to be young in this day of age.

 The only way to fully grasp something is to take a step back, and Paul Franco just did that for us.

paulfranco.fr

 

/ by Gaelle Van Lede /

// CRIMSON&MIDNIGHT //

Four years after launching the VK-1 series with the Classic, Carbon and Legacy models, aëdle introduces two new members to its bespoke Valkyrie range.

 The Crimson and Midnight models are the newest among its lightweight premium on-ear headphones, made with aircraft-grade aluminium and premium lambskin leather, and hand-assembled by highly-skilled craftsmen in the French region of Brittany.

Once again a treat to ears and eyes.

VK-1

Crimson & Midnight

aëdle

2015

 

 

© aëdle.

 

 

/ by Kim Poorters /

// SUPER 8 //

50 years after Super 8 film was first launched by Eastman Kodak, the company teams up with San Francisco designer Yves Behar to kick off its Super 8 Revival Initiative.

 Their first prototype combines the classic features of the analogue Super 8 camera with digital functionality in a sleek and pared-back, updated version of the original models.

 Hollywood’s blockbuster directors and film amateurs alike ­are going wild.

As are we.

Super 8

Kodak

CES 2016 - Las Vegas

5.1.2016

 

 

© Kodak.

 

 / by Kim Poorters /

// SHERO //

Pirelli shot the female hero. Once naked, now dressed in the 2016 Pirelli calendar. The shero is here to stay. She was admired for her measurements. She will be known for her achievements. The shero is on fire. She inspires an uprising we are invited to join. There is no stopping her.

May the force be with us.

©Annie Leibovitz / Courtesy of Pirelli

 

/ by Rémy Russotto /

 

 

 

//The Comeback//

The new Saint Laurent couture collection by Hedi Slimane captured inside the atelier in Paris.

Couture campaign Rue De L'Université, 2015. Picture courtesy of Saint Laurent.