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[April 19 2017] : Fashion

A exclusive Missoni & Pigalle collaborative basketball-inspired collection story shot on the Island of Burano near Venice
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A exclusive Missoni & Pigalle collaborative basketball-inspired collection story shot on the Island of Burano near Venice

Purple Diary exclusively reveals a fashion shoot shot on the Island of Burano near Venice to launch the new collaborative collection by Missoni & Pigalle.

The exciting collaboration reveals how the two brands share their affinity for diversity, family and freedom, an appreciation for nonconformity, curiosity and color and an integral relationship with the artisanal; values that emanate from this basketball-inspired capsule collection which merges Pigalle‘s elevated sportswear with Missoni’s iconic knitwear and graciously nods to the athletic heritage initiated by founder Ottavio Missoni.

Missoni revisited the past using archive fabrics, dating back from 1985 to 2010, which have been artfully reworked into triangular patchwork fabrics and used for a selection of Pigalle’s most iconic pieces; rendering Missoni’s timelessness... Read More

Photo Alessandro Cicoria

[April 19 2017] : Fashion

Internet artist Zoé Bleu Sidel photographed by Pierre-Ange Carlotti wearing Guo Pei at the Péninsula, Paris
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Internet artist Zoé Bleu Sidel photographed by Pierre-Ange Carlotti wearing Guo Pei at the Péninsula, Paris

A member of the famous creative Arquette family and only 22 years old, Zoë Bleu Sidel is fast becoming a notable pluri-disciplinary artist : she is one of three behind the underground collective and label Nautae, an actress who has featured in Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (2016) and The Institute (2017), and fashion model. We also know and love her for her singular and radical style on instagram. We asked Pierre Ange Carlotti to photograph the artist for Purple Diary at the Peninsula hotel in Paris during Haute Couture week, wearing pieces from Chinese couture designer Guo Pei.

All looks Guo Pei
Style by Georgie Butz
Model Zoé Bleu Sidel
Make-up by Karin... Read More

Photo Pierre-Ange Carlotti

[March 28 2017] : Fashion

Agnès B. signing and talk on her latest book “agnès b. styliste” to celebrate 40 years of the brand at French Institute Alliance Française, New York
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Agnès B. signing and talk on her latest book “agnès b. styliste” to celebrate 40 years of the brand at French Institute Alliance Française, New York

On a chilly New York evening just before the snowstorm and the shutdown of subways, Agnès B. put in an appearance for a talk and then book signing of her new autobiography, “Agnès B. styliste”, at the French Institute, with an introduction by film critic Amy Taubin and interview by journalist Melissa Ceria.

Agnès B. retains a quintessential down-to-earth gamine presence. Discovered by Elle magazine in the 60’s, she stood out of the crowd by wearing military jackets and petticoats from flea markets which was something that wasn’t worn in Paris at the time. The magazine hired her as a stylist, which is something she continues to call herself. She is known for... Read More

Photo Robin Siegel

[March 22 2017] : Fashion

A premiere of the “Chapter One: M.I.A x Tommy Genesis” Fashion Story by Luke Gilford as part of the new “Generation Now, Generation Next” project by Mercedes-Benz
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A premiere of the “Chapter One: M.I.A x Tommy Genesis” Fashion Story by Luke Gilford as part of the new “Generation Now, Generation Next” project by Mercedes-Benz

Purple presents the exclusive photos from the new Mercedes-Benz “Chapter One: M.I.A x Tommy Genesis” Fashion Story  as part of the latest #mbcollective “Generation Now, Generation Next” project. Divided into three chapters, the project features international representatives of the contemporary generation of creatives and their accompanying protégés, the next generation of talent, shot by photographer, writer and filmmaker Luke Gilford in fashion stories to be released globally throughout the year.

“Like the automotive sector, the fashion industry is currently facing major changes characterized by increasing digitalizations of media in a fast-paced world. With our new fashion story #mbcollective we strengthen and prolong the engagement with our target group by releasing three campaign chapters throughout the year”, says Dr. Jens Thiemer Vice President Marketing Read More

Photo courtesy Mercedes-Benz

[March 21 2017] : Fashion

A Q&A with Mike Hill on the release of his new Supreme limited edition skatedeck and clothing collaboration, out now!
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A Q&A with Mike Hill on the release of his new Supreme limited edition skatedeck and clothing collaboration, out now!

Mike Hill co-founded skateboard brand Alien Workshop in 1990 in Dayton, Ohio. As the company’s art director, Hill pioneered a defining aesthetic that challenged the established visual standards in the skate industry at the time. Unique for their photographic and three dimensional nature, Hill’s graphics combined papier-mâché, everyday objects, and manual image manipulation to create haunting tableaus. We interviewed Hill on his new collaboration with Supreme, where he created four distinct original dioramas to be featured on t-shirts and skateboard decks. The collection is now available in-store NY, LA, London, Paris and online March 23rd.

Clovis BatailleWhat have you been up to so far this year?

Mike Hill — Working on Alien Workshop... Read More

Interview Clovis Bataille

See our coverage of Paris Women’s F/W 2017

[March 8 2017] : Fashion

A Q&A with Alejandro Gómez Palomo designer of the LVMH Prize nominated brand Palomo Spain
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A Q&A with Alejandro Gómez Palomo designer of the LVMH Prize nominated brand Palomo Spain

Palomo Spain by Alejandro Gómez Palomo started as an idea after graduating at the London College of Fashion. His fresh take on menswear reflects a traditional Spanish aesthetic paired together with fine tailoring, craftsmanship, and over-the-top decadence. The 24-year-old designer recently debuted at New York Fashion Week with his provocative, theatrical, and lavish collection “Objeto Sexual” featuring materials usually used for womenswear such as silk organzas, velvet, satin, Chantilly lace, houndstooth, and animal prints. Now a shortlist nominee for the LVMH Prize 2017, we wanted to know more about the Spanish designer in short Q&A inspired by the Proust questionnaire.

Purple What images and references, if any, were on your moodboard for this collection?

Alejandro Gómez Palomo — Prostitutes... Read More

Photo Noel Quintela

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