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LIFE IS SIMPLE.

Florian Maier-Aichen
100-Mile photograph, 2014
c-print
99 x 78 1/2 inches
edition of 6
Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York
 

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Amy Conway is popping out of her Pop-Up! As a thank you for supporting our store, we are offering 50% off jewelry and scarves in store only now through June 28th.

We are excited for this next step and hope that you will continue to pass on our message and remember the simple truth that you are love.
 
www.amyconway.com
87 Mercer Street, SoHo NYC
212-219-1430

BOTTEGA VENETA

MEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2015 COLLECTION
For Spring-Summer 2015, Bottega Veneta presents a men’s collection of ease and grace. While the looks are utterly relaxed and unrestrictive, the luxurious materials and carefully considered silhouette give the collection its subtle formality.
The palette is centered on faded, sun-worn hues, including shades of blue and greens, as well as pale, mist, sand, banane and peachy pink flamingo; a deep navy blue often serves as counterpoint to the pale tones. In harmony with the faded palette, materials have a similarly washed-out appearance and hand. Ultra soft lambskin and beautifully weathered suede are prominently featured; cashmere knits (in both fine and heavy gauges), crinkled linen and linen-cotton are also important.
Overall the garments are unlined, very light and athletic in feel, as if to encourage full movement. Pants are either loose and billowy or cut gracefully close to the body. The tops are also either loose or fitted; to maintain proportions, a body-conscious top will be paired with oversized pants, and vice versa. Some of the jackets have the feel of a refined windbreaker, with pronounced volume in the upper arms. Innovative treatments of the materials including different smocking, stitching, washing and fading techniques serve the idea of embellishment, while lending the clothes the feeling of worn-in favorites.
Casually sophisticated accessories compliment the look. Bags in washed-out suede or canvas are utilitarian and versatile, including a backpack that easily converts to a soft shoulder or crossbody bag. At times bags feature details in crocodile, adding additional structure and refinement. Shoes are designed to compliment the easy, athletic feel of the clothes. There is a slip-on that hugs the foot with an elastic; an ultra lightweight suede lace-up that has the feel of a jazz shoe; and a more substantial lace-up shoe.
“The collection was very much inspired by the body in movement,” says Creative Director Tomas Maier. “I wanted to convey a certain freedom, athleticism and ease.”
For more information, please visit bottegaveneta.com
Discretion, quality, and craftsmanship — Bottega Veneta has created a new standard of luxury since its founding in Vicenza in 1966. Steeped in the traditions of Italy’s master leather craftsmen and long celebrated for its extraordinary leather goods, Bottega Veneta has recently emerged as one of the world’s premier luxury brands. The company’s famous motto, “When your own initials are enough,” expresses a philosophy of individuality and confidence that now applies to a range of products including women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, fine jewelry, furniture, and more.
While Bottega Veneta continues to grow, the qualities that define it are unchanging: outstanding craftsmanship, innovative design, contemporary functionality, and the highest quality materials. Also constant is Bottega Veneta’s commitment to its ateliers, where artisans of remarkable skill combine traditional mastery with breathtaking innovation. Indeed, there is an unusual and inspired collaboration between artisan and designer at the heart of Bottega Veneta’s approach to luxury, symbolized by the house’s signature intrecciato woven leather. In the summer of 2006, in recognition of the importance of artisanal craftsmanship and the fragility of this traditional way of life, Bottega Veneta opened a school to train and support future generations of leather artisans.
The most recent chapter in Bottega Veneta’s history began in February 2001, when the company was acquired by Kering, formerly known as Gucci Group. Creative Director Tomas Maier came on board in June of that year and presented his first collection, Spring-Summer 2002, to immediate critical acclaim. From the start, the house’s sensibility was refined, sensuous, and intensely personal, designed for a customer who is sophisticated and self-assured. In the years since, Bottega Veneta has introduced exciting additions to the collection, including fragrance, fine jewelry, a watch, furniture, and home accessories, while continuing to offer an exclusive and coveted assortment of ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, small leather goods, eyewear, luggage, and gifts.
Distribution of Bottega Veneta products is global, encompassing Europe, Australia, Asia, North and South America, where wholesale distribution in select specialty and department stores is complemented by a growing number of Bottega Veneta- owned boutiques. These boutiques, designed by Tomas Maier and meticulously constructed to Bottega Veneta’s exacting standards, allow the customer to shop in complete luxury, privacy, and comfort. They are, like the products they showcase, a reflection of Bottega Veneta’s exceptional heritage and superlative quality.
For more information, please visit bottegaveneta.com


For more information on these and other products,
please contact: David Schlocker or Mariakay Chakos
DRS and Associates / Luxury Brand PR
818.981.8210
davidrs@drsandassociates.com
mariakay@drsandassociates.com
www.drsandassociates.com

A Camper-car in a Suitcase by swissRoomBox®

An incredible fusion between the simplicity of a suitcase, the ingenuity of a Swiss Army knife and the essential of a motorhome functionalities, here is the new RoomBox® freeTech.
www.swissroombox.com

Introducing JAMAICA HOUSE by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie
 
NEW YORK, NY, June 17th, 2014 – For Spring/Summer 2015, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie invites you to experience relaxed island time, as they celebrate a return of Old World leisure with the breezy sophistication found in their latest, Jamaica-inspired collection. As the 86th edition of Pitti Uomo opens today, co-founders Byron and Dexter Peart invite you to discover Jamaica House, the latest exhibition of the brand’s inspiration and product offering for the upcoming season.
 
With each new collection, the designers find inspiration in travel destinations that have deeply impacted them. This season’s getaway to Jamaica is no exception and holds a particular nostalgia for the designers, who are of Jamaican heritage. Returning frequently, they draw inspiration from the natural colors and textures of its tropical environment, along with the relaxation and freedom that accompanies island life.

MARTINE FEIPEL & JEAN BECHAMEIL
A Perfect World (Un Monde Parfait)
25 June - 5 October 2014
Opening on tuesday 24th of June

Pavillon de l’Arsenal
21 Boulevard Morland
75004 Paris
France

www.galeriego.com

海外からのお客さんが来ていて、一日アテンドしました。ニューヨークで日本から来る方を案内するのも楽しいですが、日本の良さを海外に知ってもらうのは俄然力が入りますね。 ただ人によってツボが違うのでなかなか難しいのですけどね。