Category: Fashion

10
Jan

On the brink of releasing his sophomore album ‘Fine Line,’ the superstar muses on breaking boundaries, his experiences with celebrity, and his close creative relationship with Gucci’s Alessandro Michele. Styles’ tight relationship with Michele was hardly manufactured by a marketing team. The duo’s fanciful, creative lines of flight meet, quite naturally. “Alessandro is a free thinker and his way of working is very inspiring,” Styles enthuses. “If he wants to do something, he just does it, and I find it impressive. When you have the opportunity to witness the work of someone who is considered a master, it is quite incredible. There is no question of class, age, who did what. What he does is for everyone, concerns everyone, and I think that every art should be like that.” 

Childhood and the potent memories of scent return to Styles’ thoughts, via the new Gucci fragrance. “I really like Gucci Mémoire d’une Odeur for its freshness, but also the fact that it adapts and changes according to the person who wears it, which I find amusing,” he says. “It probably reminds me of summer as a child. Being by the lake with my friends, where I grew up, and the smell of wildflowers.” One thinks of Henri Michaux’s famous verse: “Night is not like day; it has a lot of flexibility.”

ALL CLOTHING GUCCI / ©Disney

“Many borders are falling—in fashion, but also in music, films, and art,” Styles declares with excitement. “I don’t think people are still looking for this gender differentiation. Even if the masculine and feminine exist, their limits are the subject of a game. We no longer need to be this or that. I think now, people are just trying to be good. In fashion and other fields, these parameters are no longer as strict as before, and it gives rise to great freedom. It’s stimulating.”

Styles and Michele have formed an organic bond. “If Alessandro doesn’t necessarily ask my opinion, we show each other things,” he explains. “It’s cool to have the opinion of someone who isn’t necessarily in your field, but whose work and taste you respect.”

ALL CLOTHING GUCCI / ©Disney

Styles’ new album heralds a dynamic driven by serious writing discipline and the decision to take total charge of his career. “Songwriting is like surfing,” he says. “You can train as much as you want to get on the board, but sometimes the wave comes and sometimes it doesn’t. And yet, we still need to train to become better. You can’t just sit down and decide to write a song and think you’ve written the best song of your life. It takes a lot of work.”

How does this thoughtful young man, who ten years ago worked in a bakery in a small English town and is now a musical sensation who finds himself the subject of countless fans’ fantasies and smack in the stormy eye of media attention, find serenity? “Celebrity is something I am still learning, experimenting,” he says. “I learn to sort out what I like, what I don’t like, what I’m willing to give in my songs, and what I’m not inclined to share. We have to find a balance. We wonder what people will think of such and such words. And it’s accepting to be vulnerable, but at the same time it’s what makes this whole adventure exciting.”

ALL CLOTHING GUCCI / ©Disney

This palpable excitement runs through the new album. Styles hopes that it expresses “a feeling of freedom.” This same vibe of unapologetic freedom is part of the work of his many role models—Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, and Prince. “When I look at them, I don’t know what it is, but it’s this, this something special,” he says of how these fellow icons inspire him. “They go beyond the limits. In terms of writing, Paul McCartney has always been a huge influence. I had the chance to meet some of them; they don’t stop being great to me.”

Arriving in a car suited for a massive star (private driver, ice cupboard, tinted windows), Styles departs on foot, with a small team, to drink a beer at the local pub.

The scene brings to mind Styles as a scrappy teenager, in a cardigan too big for his lanky frame, eager to invent himself. As the millennial superstar slowly strolls away, the sweet smell of success lingers: a soft-smelling fragrant mist—the romantic mixture of wildflowers, chamomile, and the dreamy mood of Sunday lunch in the English countryside.

lofficielusa.com

by Baptiste Piégay

Credits:   

Photography: Counsel Clarke Rudick

Hair: Alex Brownsell

Makeup: Niamh Quinn

Shop:  Nordstrom Mall Of America

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20
Nov

The future of fashion has arrived: Parsons MFA Fashion Student Designs

Parsons MFA September 2019 Runway at NYFW

The future of fashion has arrived. See more from Parsons MFA Fashion design students: https://nyfw.com/designers/parsons-mfa/

Posted by NYFW on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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01
Nov

Step back..spotlight on the ’70s – Get Inspired

salonwithoutwalls artist on-location MPLS:

Master Stylist-Makeup Artist Gregg Tusler

11/6 – 11/30

kuvauptown.com

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02
Oct

Relive the crystal-dripped #AREA September 2019 #NYFW runway ✨ Video by CVLT Productions

Posted by NYFW on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Relive the crystal-dripped #AREA September 2019 #NYFW runway
 Video by CVLT Productions

 

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13
Sep

The Rebirth of New York Fashion

Marc Jacobs beautifully acknowledges an end, and marks a beginning.
NYTIMES.COM

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21
Aug

NYFW –  News Alert:

Preliminary Schedule for the Shows September 2019 has arrived.

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24
Jun
Colin McDowell shares his essential summer reading list, this year featuring fashion,
beauty and design pioneers across multiple generations.
BUSINESSOFFASHION.COM

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14
May
The TWA Flight Center, designed by Eero Saarinen in 1962, was the latest
architectural wonder to host one of Nicolas Ghesquière’s traveling collections.
FASHIONISTA.COM

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20
Mar
Browse the entire seasonal offering as it comes in.
FASHIONISTA.COM

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11
Mar

Bob Mackie on ‘The Cher Show’ Costumes and His 50-Plus Year Collaboration With the Superstar

“Of course, it probably took her three hours to get dressed originally,”
says Mackie, about costuming the real Cher. “But that’s a whole different story.”
FASHIONISTA.COM

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