In fashion, you keep up with trends, and the headlines. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of what the world of fashion delivered this April:
The #ValentinoEmpathy Fall/Winter 2020 collection will be shot virtually
Through Valentino‘s latest campaign, creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, shares his belief that although we are missing human touch, we are always connected through empathy. The House shares that the human race has become stronger through the connections within our own community, as beings full of energies causing positive changes. Valentino’s Fall/Winter 20/21 campaign brings the message to life in a time of social distancing shot where friends of the house currently reside, featuring Naomi Campbell, Anwar Hadid, Tang Yan, and James Turlington. Piccioli envisions a collection of portraits taken by somebody with whom the star is sharing this moment with, and the “photographer” will be credited with the relationship between the two.
Dior introduced a mini-series called ‘Dior Talks’
Dior Talks was launched as an homage to the rich and colourful history behind Mr Christian Dior himself. Composed of four episodes, these talks introduce the women who inspired Mr Christian Dior’s creative passion, as told in conversations between Oriole Cullen, curator at the V&A Museum and Justine Picardie, a fashion writer and journalist. Ladies honoured include the designer’s mother, Madeleine Dior, with whom he shared a love for gardens and roses; and his sister, Catherine Dior, whose nickname ‘Miss Dior’ was later associated with Dior’s Miss Dior fragrance.
Listen to Dior Talks here
Van Cleef & Arpels goes beyond the classroom
Van Cleef & Arpels is upholding its core values of sharing, fostering the culture of jewellery, and supporting art and education during these tough times through e-learning. L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts, with the support of High Jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpels has launched three online videos covering different themes; The Universe of Gemstones, Art History of Jewelry and, Savoir-Faire (Craftsmanship). It’s a great time and opportunity to learn more about exceptional jewels and perhaps even, get inspired for new personal or business ideas.
Stream the videos here
Prada debuted a series of digital talks on Instagram
Prada isn’t allowing limitations of the current landscape stifle its voice nor creativity. Through the launch of Possible Conversations, the House is taking to Instagram to promote a series of talks and insights featuring experts in the field of fashion. The first Possible Conversation titled ‘Fashion in Times of Crises’ welcomed Pamela Golbin, author, curator and Artistic Director of Jacquard x Google Arts & Culture Residency, and Alexander Fury, fashion features director of AnOther Magazine and Men’s Critic of the Financial Times.
Watch the videos here