Chanel’s first visit to the continent, the CFDA awards ceremony, and the return of a unique timepiece in the Cartier heritage warehouse are some of the highlights of this year’s rush to complete the fashion picture.
4 important events stirring up the fashion world at the end of 2022
The end of the year is the time to wrap up a busy year with fashion schedules around the world and a series of unforgettable moments. Let’s take a look at the events that bring together many famous faces of the fashion village with ELLE.
On the evening of November 7, in New York City, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) held an awards ceremony honoring the top names with great influence and achievements in the fashion industry. Page. The event gathered many famous stars, and also celebrated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of CFDA. The night’s honorees included curator Andrew Bolton, stylist Law Roach and a special award presented to late designer Virgil Abloh.
The event reflects the rapidly changing landscape of American fashion today. Skims, the fashion clothing brand launched by Kim Kardashian for the first time received the New Innovation Award presented by Amazon Fashion; Lenny Kravitz receives the 2022 Fashion Icon award; The United Nations was awarded the Sustainability Award. The big stars of the fashion industry and the entertainment world converge on the red carpet with an underground race of remarkable style.
The Museum of FIT (MFIT) in New York will host an exhibition that will celebrate the origins and enduring influence of hip-hop culture. The exhibition titled “Fresh, Fly and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip-hop Style” celebrates the 50th anniversary of Hip-hop, and will run from February 8, 2023, to April 23, 2023.
It is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition to explore this revolutionary style. More than 100 garments and accessories capture key moments in the evolution of Hip-hop fashion. Born in the Bronx, New York in 1973, Hip-hop is the invention of young people of color who have created a style of music, dance, and visual art that speaks to their way of life.
Within two decades, Hip-hop has spread beyond New York to impact culture and entertainment globally. Fashion has been and is a major part of the appeal of Hip-hop.
Fashion President Bruno Pavlovsky and Chanel Brand Ambassador Pharrell Williams were the first to reveal the “three-day festival” that Chanel is preparing to present the latest Métiers d’Art collection. On December 6, a collection celebrating Chanel’s craftsmanship was showcased in Dakar, Senegal.
This is the first time the French haute couture house has held a show in Africa. Chanel has also historically never been present anywhere on the continent (any stand-alone stores, only a perfume, and cosmetics store in Cape Town, South Africa). But now president Bruno Pavlovsky says Chanel has been “thinking how to get there” for years.
Dakar, like many other cities across Africa, has its own fashion week and thriving industry. Senegal is also famous in West Africa for its traditional craft.
Cartier has re-released certain models, exclusively for watch connoisseurs and brands. The sought-after timepieces will be revived with designs as close to the original as possible. They represent important milestones in the history of production and celebrate the brand’s signature timepieces.
This strategy continues with a distinctive timepiece that has been part of Cartier’s watchmaking heritage for 50 years. The watch’s unprecedented design reflects the feeling of excitement in London in the early 1970s. During that time, the British capital was witness to a trend and an incomparable spirit of creativity. The wildest ideas were put into the creation, from the Crash in 1967 to the Maxi Oval in 1969 and the Double Strap in 1970.
This pebble-shaped watch is produced in very limited quantities, solely for the purpose of increasing the appetite among watch lovers. Today, that unique aesthetic is introduced once again in a version close to the 1972 prototype, now part of the Cartier collection. The watch case is shaped like a pebble, revealing that beneath the sophisticated case back is a combination of round and square dials.
This limited edition of 150 individually numbered timepieces has a slight difference in proportions to distinguish it from the original model. Inside the watch is one of Cartier’s flattest hand-wound movements: the Manufacture 430 MC movement. In addition to presenting a unique design, this model also reflects the great creative principles established by Louis Cartier: refined lines, precise shapes, harmonious proportions, and attention to detail. details.
From the 18-carat gold case to the Roman numerals, eggshell dial, blue sword-shaped hands, and secret signature, it all implicitly confirms that this new version is part of the manufacturing tradition. Cartier watches. A light brown calfskin strap with a gold pin buckle adds a sophisticated vintage touch to the masterpiece.
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