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Opumo – Only for men.

Opumo – Only for men.

Opumo is the new online destination for premium accessories from pocket squares to technology cases. The curated collection features pieces that have been sourced from unique brands across the globe all with traditions of fine craftsmanship, innovative design and with distinctive heritages. Opumo goes live at a time when shopping online is becoming more and more popular with men. With many men’s sites being label led it can be difficult to find true luxury accessories that are subtle yet distinctive….

Cindy Sherman at the MoMA NY

Cindy Sherman at the MoMA NY

The MoMA in New York will present from February 26th to june 11th 2012 a new exhibition about American photographer Cindy Sherman. It will be a retrospective of 170 photographs from mid 70’s until today. We will be able to see the key series like the “untitled” but also the black and white pictures, her ornate history portraits and milkmaids in the manner of old master paintings. The exhibition will explore dominant themes throughout Sherman’s career, including artifice and fiction;…

Paco Rabanne, future visions by Le Printemps

Paco Rabanne, future visions by Le Printemps

The french luxury department store Le Printemps presented its vision of the future by inviting the avant-gardist brand Paco Rabanne to a special set at the heart of the parisian shop. In the continuous aim to become one of the edgy references for luxury in Europe, Le Printemps is always reinventing itself by always proposing surprising, original and high-fashion animations. After one of the most glamorous luxury christmas in partnership with Chanel, now it is the moment to get a…

Mugler Spring/Summer 2012, Hero worship by Nicola Formichetti

Mugler Spring/Summer 2012, Hero worship by Nicola Formichetti

Here is a new video about the new Mugler fashion collection for Men Spring/Summer 2012. It is the second collection of Nicola Formichetti for the Brand and we can see a very anatomic collection inspired by the male body, a kind of neo-realism founded on science-fiction and hyper-masculinity. After “Brothers of Arcadia“, here is a more “making-off” approach, away from the “Porn” approach of the first video. The photographer is Yoshiaki Sekine, in partnership with Surface magazine. The Video director…

Tod’s No_Code capsule by Jefferson Hack

Tod’s No_Code capsule by Jefferson Hack

Tod’s launched a capsule collection with Dazed’s co-founder Jefferson Hack. The collection is called No_Code. Contemporary and still loyal to the Brand “Made in Italy” heritage. Jefferson Hack is a well know person because he is not only Kate Moss son’s father, but also the co-founder of the fashion Magazine Dazed & Confused. Since his studies at the London College of Printing, his path through the Fashion world brought him to a specific vision of what is modernity. In this…

New 2012 luxury Spring bags – horrible!

New 2012 luxury Spring bags – horrible!

Color is a big theme for luxury handbags since last fall. Color blocking went all over the place and some brands like Prada definitely became the ambassador for color blocking. Now that Spring is coming, most of the main leather accessories brands presented their new collections. OMG, OMG, they are horrible. They all look 80’s style and we have the feeling that Brigitte Nielsen is coming back! OK, Spring is a good time for using vivid colors but this season,…

David Bailey, British rocks!

David Bailey, British rocks!

David Bailey is a British photographer, born in 1938 and worked on the past 60 years for fashion magazines and rock stars. He influenced the British photography and he is our photographer of the month. He started his professional career in 1959 as photographic assistant at the John French studio, and in May 1960, he was a photographer for John Cole’s Studio Five before being contracted as a fashion photographer for British Vogue magazine later that year. He also undertook a large amount of freelance work. First Vogue…

Visionaire, larger than life

Visionaire, larger than life

Let’s start the year with something greater than usual. It is the last edition of Visionnaire magazine. It is called the Larger than life special edition. According to Karl Lagerfeld, “Life should be larger than life”, which means that life should be greater than normality. So the Visionnaire magazine made a special edition that is literally larger than life. This means 2 different Extra-over-sized magazines. The biggest one is 79h x 57.8w inches (2 meters high x 1,50m large) and…

Jean-Claude Jitrois is back (bag)

Jean-Claude Jitrois is back (bag)

There are names that we cannot forget. And among all the great fashion designers, definitely we will always remember Jean-Claude Jitrois as the master of Skin. This winter, the iconic Fashion house is launching its first Handbag collection based on their know-how on leather. Jean-Claude Jitrois is our Fashion Designer of the month. Faithful to the Jitrois aesthetic, the Margot adopts three different luxury guises; deep aqua crocodile, pearl grey python and soft grège leather. With sharp and pure lines reminiscent…

Ali Mahdavi, when glamour becomes an art

Ali Mahdavi, when glamour becomes an art

This month at Luxury Activist we decided to talk about the international photographer and artist Ali Mahdavi. He is probably one of the most talented photographers of his generation. He rewrote the lines of glamour in photography and definitely brought back from the dust of time, a new face for glam, for luxury and for allure. He has the astonishing way to dress his subjects with light and shadow. Ali Mahdavi was born in Teheran but he currently lives and…

Martin Grant by Luxury Activist

Martin Grant by Luxury Activist

Couture is most of the time a matter of taste, but when fashion becomes Couture, the world is emphasized, sublimated, highlighted, desired… well, sometimes, we touch god’s creation. Some Couturiers play with colors, others with shapes… some will produce a great entertainment show, others will just highlight the beauty of a curve. Martin Grant is not a showman but after a new collection, the world looks more beautiful. Not over-the-top, just simply perfect. Martin Grant is our Fashion Creator of…

Prada Autumn winter 2011 – The Video

Prada Autumn winter 2011 – The Video

Prada revealed the mood video inspiring the new women collection for autumn and winter 2011. The video displays a more dramatic and sensual facet of the collection that we could not spot out  on the printouts. On the video we can see Ondria Hardin, Antonia Wesseloh, Kelly Mittendorf, Julia Zimmer and Frida Gustavsson. Steven Meisel put on stage these young teenagers in a very sophisticated way. Around the web, some people think the video is subversive as the teens are seen in…

Dunhill – The Voice campaign – 2011 a/w collection

Dunhill – The Voice campaign – 2011 a/w collection

Hi, There are 2 things that british people are really good on. Fashion and elegance and all of these with an attitude. These words could reflect the new campaign by the prestigious brand Dunhill. It is called The Voice Campaign and it illustrates the Autumn collection 2011. The campaign is built through a series of striking black and white portraits and supported with individual video interviews conducted on set where the cast give their opinions and experiences, providing an intimate…

Mugler Men Spring 2012 – Brothers of Arcadia… not convinced.

Mugler Men Spring 2012 – Brothers of Arcadia… not convinced.

Last week, Mugler revealed its new collection for Men, Spring/Summer 2012 with the theme called Brothers of Arcadia. As you know, Nicolas Formichetti is the Artistic Director of the fashion brand.

Fashion Zoo- episode one

Fashion Zoo- episode one

Here is the first video of Fashion zoo by LuxuryActivist…

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