June 26, 2019

The Marc Jacobs collection launched

A novel The Marc Jacobs collection by US American designer and knight in the French Order of Arts and Letters, Marc Jacobs, boasts an exclusive wardrobe, complete with some of the idiosyncratic brand’s signature collaborations, that is, the peanuts and the dog Snoopy, New York Magazine, and Stutterheim as well as Schott.  This collection reshapes older pieces worn by the designer himself as well as his kin. In fact, the first pieces from this collection come alive, teasing an inspired evening dress with two-tone tights, a play at mixing and matching prints with humble details, and slogan T-shirts with vintage accents. For further information: https://www.marcjacobs.com —————— Picture by The…

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Mechanism Releases User Guide for the ICTY Court Records Database

The Hague, 25 April 2019– The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) has today released in English, French and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, a User Guide for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Court Records Database (ICR). The ICR provides online access to the public judicial records of the ICTY and the Mechanism’s Hague branch. These records consist of legal documents relating to the cases such as indictments, decisions and judgements, evidence admitted in court as well as transcripts and audio-visual recordings of hearings.  The Guide includes instructions and tips for accessing the database, choosing the database language, viewing the latest judicial…

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Giorgio Armani Beauty and Cate Blanchett

Giorgio Armani Beauty announced the extension of its lasting collaboration with actress Cate Blanchett, who has been the face of the Sì fragrance since its creation in 2013, including the latest Sì Passione.  Cate Blanchett, an Academy Award winner actress, shall represent the entirety of Giorgio Armani Beauty’s categories. Beyond the Sì fragrance, she will also embody make-up and skincare, making her the brand’s first Global Beauty Ambassador. In 2018 Cate Blanchett was featured in the films Oceans 8, Where’d You Go Bernadette, The House with a Clock in its Walls and Mowgli, and acted as Cannes Film Festival Jury President. When it comes to beauty products, Giorgio Armani’s vision of modern femininity centres about revealing rather than transforming. Indeed, through unique innovative products, the brand’s make-up and skincare lines allow women to enhance their natural beauty, to be the best of themselves. For further…

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Prada sets up diversity council

Ava DuVernay – Image by PD-USGov in the public domain. De luxe fashion brand Prada announced in February the launch of a Diversity Council to be co-chaired by film-maker Ava DuVernay, known for her activism to unearth the subtle systematic racism in the US and Theaster Gates.  The council’s mission shall be to “elevate voices of colour within the company, and the fashion industry at large” as Prada let it be stated in a press release. All in all, it shall oversee the company’s human investment in diverse talent development as well as the expansion of opportunities for young students of colour in the fashion industry….

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Hermès launches makeup brand

For 2020 Hermès, the leather luxury brand, has announced that it shall likewise be offering skincare products and cosmetics. They are in fact, already being developed and formulated in the maison, whereas manufacturing is being carried out by third-party suppliers in France and Italy.  Hermès already has enjoyed a resounding success with a fragrance line, including the best-selling Terre d’Hermès and Twilly d’Hermès. All future packaging will, however, be plastic free to suit the discerning beauty customer. For further information:https://www.hermes.com/de/de/

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kinder bar temporarily in dark chocolate

Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, 20 February 2019: kinder has launched a temporary special edition of dark and mild chocolate. The dark chocolate wraps the succulent milk creme, wherefore the brand is so known.  According to market research, customers have been longing for a dark chocolate variation for a while, which is hitherto available on the German market, yet only for a limited edition.  For further information:https://www.kinderriegel.de

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Bentley’s first jewellery collection

Bentley Jewellery – Wings Double Pendant – Picture by Bentley Crewe, 22 March 2019, England, UK: Bentley’s first jewellery collection comprises a timeless selection of contemporary diamond and gold pieces, designed and produced through an exclusive partnership with Heinz Mayer. The collection opens up a new segment in the jewellery industry by integrating recognisable Bentley design features into every piece, creating a unique range of subtle yet distinctive pieces. Presented at Baselworld in Switzerland, the two fine jewellery capsule collections – ‘Wings’ and ‘Everlasting’ – both have a focus on diamonds set in exquisitely crafted 18K white, rose and yellow gold settings. Sculpted in…

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NRW delegation to Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata

3-9 February 2019, Düsseldorf-India: North Rhine-Westphalia’s Minister of Economy and Digitalisation, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart travelled to India specifically to the states of Karnataka (capital Bengaluru), to West Bengal (Kolkata) as well as to the National Capital Territory of Delhi for bilateral as well as business meetings. Minister Prof. Dr. Pinkwart described India before his journey as a “diverse, attractive and rapidly growing market with 1,3 billion people that was little heeded by the previous government”. His predecessor in office visited India merely in 2008. Focus for the delegation was energy, engineering and IT services. An overview of the programme…

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Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award

Verena Pausder – Image by Moët Hennessy Deutschland GmbH, moet-hennessy.de Monday, 4 March 2019, Berlin, French Embassy to Germany: Champagne label Veuve Clicquot bestowed upon the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award that dates back to 1972. The honoured women distinguish themselves for the innovation, creativity and social engagement in the business world.  More than 150 guests made their way intoo the French Embassy as this year’s patron was French Ambassador to Germany, Anne-Marie Descôtes. The evening was moderated by Loretta Stern. The Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award and New Generation Award pay homage to Madame Clicquot, the first woman to establish herself as such…

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Bottega Veneta Collection 2019

22 February 2019, Milano, Italy:  Daniel Lee hosted his runway début at Bottega Veneta within a specially erected glass pavilion on Piazza Sempione. The décor was sleek and stark, benches covered in Bottega Veneta’s signature woven leather in brown and duck egg blue. The pent up longing is for the kind of sophisticated, effortless and glamorously minimalist wardrobe fused alongside the leather heritage and good taste of Bottega Veneta.  Lee offered some of the garments essential to that wardrobe: a black coat evoking Bottega Veneta’s leather weave yet in cloth, a rigid and flared black tuxedo trouser with a ribbed panel down the…

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