In Prada’s new Wes Anderson-shot short film, “Castello Cavalcanti,” there isn’t much fashion and even less Prada branding (we had hoped for at least one sighting of Miuccia’s bejeweled take on the Teva), but even so, the almost 8-minute mini movie is charming and bears Anderson’s distinct vintage signature.
To celebrate the opening of its new flagship store on Shanghai’s Huai Hai Zhong Road on Wednesday, Valentino held a Fashion Week-worthy runway show featuring all original looks, the first time the Italian designer has created a non-seasonal collection in more than 50 years. The special show featured a strong red theme, both a nod to China and the design house’s signature color, and was live-streamed to the world via the brand’s site.
With the holiday shopping season well underway, it’s no shock that many brands are already unveiling new ad campaigns. This one from H&M wasn’t promoted much this week due to the retailer’s Isabel Marant collection launch, but given the ad’s starpower it will surely gain more attention in the coming weeks. Featuring top models Liu Wen, Doutzen Kroes, and Christy Turlington, along with a host of adorable–and adorably-dressed–children, the commercial tells the story of a modern family prepping for a holiday photo. Which turned out picture perfect, as they always do when supermodels are around.
Another brand to debut a holiday-themed short film this week was DVF, with “DVF♥HVN: Holiday at DVF,” a very Diane take on Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly character–here, renamed Harley Golightly for model/DJ Harley Viera-Newton, who stars in the 90 second ad. Featuring the designer’s Meatpacking District flagship store in the opening scene, “DVF♥HVN” also includes a good number of DVF looks, from bejeweled necklines to evening bags to party sandals and everything in between.
To learn more about the latest collection of one of the most popular shoe brands in the world, Bergdorf Goodman interviews Jimmy Choo’s Creative Director Sandra Choi, who discusses the fresh new color palette (think citrus fruits) and inspiration behind the new resort styles.