Beige – history and value

Beige is a light yellowish brown, such as a light grayish yellow, and can also be used to describe pale and light brown tones. Its hexadecimal code is #F5F5DC. The name beige is derived from the French word meaning natural wool that has not been bleached or dyed.

I read a comment somewhere about BEIGE: “… In the 19th century, beige was not considered a color. It’s only popular among people who can’t afford dyed clothes…”

Beige is not a color!

BEIGE is a range of hues, not just one color. A term used specifically in the clothing and fashion industries.

What is beige? Some people will tell you it’s sand, eggshell, hazel, ivory… A range of shades between white and brown. Knowing that if you mix a couple of colors together you get a brown, and you get a cool or warm color.

When you refer to BEIGE, the explanation is vague because it is multiple. Depends on the industry: decoration, textiles, cosmetics… Beige comes in a myriad of different shades. BEIGE can be beige, light gray, brown, warm, cool… And so on.

The history of beige
Beige is the natural color of any textile that is not dyed or bleached.

According to the optical test, the human eye can distinguish 200 shades, not more. When you’re told that screens, computers come in millions of colors… It’s ridiculous. You don’t see them. Beige comes in dozens of shades, not all of which are visible. In the 18th century, Diderot and D ‘Alembert wrote down a series of hues in their encyclopedias.

In 1861, Michel-Eugene Chevreul included it in a list of “the names of the colors most commonly used in conversation and books.”

In the center of the color ring is written “Mr. Chevreul’s color ring contains solid colors from 1861.” The circle takes on 72 wool tones, multiplied by 200 tones of each hue, giving 3 reference and coded colors based on 14,400 primary colors (yellow, red, blue) and 3 binary colors (orange, green, and purple).

The Circle was created and developed by Chevreul, head of the Gobelins dyeing shop. Chevreul’s invention, presented to the Academy of Sciences on 1851, 12, won the manufacturer the Gold medal at the XNUMX World’s Fair in London in 1851.

There are many variations of BEIGE, from off-white to very light brown. We also found that it has a more yellowish tint.

If you convert RGB BEIGE to CMYK BEIGE, it will inevitably be more yellow.

When preparing the document for printing: for half tone solid colors (such as beige), it is necessary to avoid differences of less than 20% between cyan, magenta, and yellow. Over the years, the tones will be more even and reproducible.

AFNOR X08-010 standard, common System color classification, puts the color gamut of BEIGE between yellow-green and yellow-orange, has a dominant wavelength of 573 nm to 588 nm, is desaturated, and has average brightness.

World War I and beige
In 1914, World War I broke out. Everyone thought it would last only a few months. Instead, it lasted four long years. Beige has replaced gray and dark blue. Women work while men fight.

The safari jacket or bush jacket also known as a “shacket” is a garment originally designed for hunting in the African bush.

Safari’s Sahariane is a men’s jacket created in the late 19th century and worn by the British Army in India. It was also worn by the Afrika Korps during World War II. Safari is mainly worn by Western soldiers serving in the hot regions of the East, Africa or India.

In 1967, Yves Saint Laurent made the safari jacket a timeless feminine garment.

Beige and Painter
With the rise of cubism in the early 20th century, beige found a prominent place, especially for artists such as Georges Braque and Picasso, who used wrapping paper, newspaper, sand and mud in their work.

Beige with communication
As early as 1907, beige began to dominate advertising, particularly in an 1894 commercial for Kellogg’s corn flakes created by Will Kellogg.

Teddy bear
In the early 1900s, toy manufacturer Morris Michtom created the famous teddy bear, named after U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, who was often referred to as “Teddy Bear.” In 1902,

The governor of Mississippi invited President Roosevelt to go bear hunting. The incident spawned several cartoons, including the first to feature a black bear and a disgusted Theodore Roosevelt. Other cartoons followed, depicting bears as smaller and cuter.

Beige with fashion
Beige returned as a timeless hue at Fendi, Chanel, Dior and many others.

Beige enters the fashion world through Coco Chanel: She was orphaned at the age of 12 and lives in a convent. All her inspiration comes from that time, and her collections come in black, white and beige.

During World War I, in particular, Coco Chanel, influenced by the fluidity of womenswear of the era, created clothes that did not quite fit. This made her very popular during the First World War.

When Gabrielle Chanel began selling her fluid, predominantly white and beige clothes, beige became a color of dignity and elegance. The black became more prominent later.

Fendi is the most representative fashion house of timeless elegance, mastering its image. A beautiful family story.

Fendi’s palette evolved into warm colors, including black and white. Not everyone has the precision of Fendi, which has created its own beige: the ALBA Direct Pantone hue.

Burberry’s was originally a British tailor who made men’s coats and raincoats. In 1880, Thomas Burberry created Gabardine, a fabric that protects against cold, rain and is very practical because it is made waterproof before being woven. The origin of the creation came from a meeting with a shepherd who wore a jacket with waterproof properties. The man explained to him the sheep bath process and the products used, which have properties that protect the wool from the elements.

Iconic brand, founded in 1968. Based on the concept of “casual” elegance, natural colors ranging from brown to beige are used. Representing the American way of life that would later be accepted in Europe.

The hippie movement began in the 1960s. The younger generation rejects the “American way of life,” that is, subservience to authority. On the other hand, they began to reject the consumer society and put forward ecological and egalitarian values. The origins of this social unrest, especially in terms of environmental awareness, can be traced to this: in the 1960s, Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring” called attention to the harmful effects of pesticide use.

The book serves as a reference to an increasingly powerful environmental movement that is changing the way people think about nature.

This was followed by the first Earth Day in 1970. The United States signed the Clean Air Act in 1972, followed by the Clean Water Act and the Pesticide Control Act.

In 1971, Keep America Beautiful released a public service announcement (PSA) for Earth Day called “Crying Indians.” The movement featured an Indian paddling a canoe. The closer he got to the big city, the more pollution and waste he witnessed. A tear rolled down the Indian’s face. The campaign is considered one of the best of the 20th century and further increased interest in natural colors, including beige.

This communication, along with climate change and environmental issues, has led to a desire for calm and tranquility. As a result, BEIGE has become a trend.

In the 1990s XNUMX, the Zen style appeared. It’s a minimalist world made from natural materials. For your information, “Zen” means meditation and covers the whole philosophy. We are seeing an explosion in the international market for spa and body care products.

Swiss architect Peter Zumthor designed the Vals Spa in a modern style with natural textures. Other designers have followed suit.

For Zen-inspired decorations, choose neutral, muted and calming colors to enhance natural light, such as off-white or cream white, ivory and beige.

A beige interpretation
Color Isabelle
There is a very old colour name which includes a series of mostly light grey beiges called “Isabel”, mainly attributed to the coat colour of a horse or dog.

Over time and with changing fashion trends, BEIGE has stuck to its guns for two reasons: technical and psychological. Technical reasons arise during wars or recessions. Natural tones need no special treatment. The psychological reason is that BEIGE takes you back to basics and lets you relax.

Imagine… How bad can AI get?

Artificial intelligence and fear
Artificial intelligence… How scary can it be? Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence process by computer system. Artificial intelligence involves the development of algorithms and computer programs that can perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition and language translation. The goal of artificial intelligence is to create intelligent machines that can work and think like humans.

All right… Today’s AI is not even close to simulating human intelligence. This is very advanced programming, and there is still no way to analyze, or even compare, facts or images, or provide correct information about events. Of course, AI can’t analyze or create.

Today, AI is a tool, an advanced tool, a piece of software for creators to use to help them create faster. But that doesn’t mean fast enough to call it “fast fashion” or “fast design.”

What is the most important thing in the creative process? It’s the idea, the idea.

So I was surprised to hear the whispers of the dreaded agency. Harvard Business School recently published an article on the issue of generative AI and intellectual property. Maybe… Or maybe not? This is a problem.

There were two state-of-the-art AI bots that blew people away: Image Generator and ChatGPT. Then there’s Bing Chat (in search engines) and Google Text Corrector (in Gmail). They are all based on text generation techniques. Yes, all of that, including the MidJourney.

Surprise !!!!

The article published on the Harvard Business School website first described an art exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, which hosted, among other things, an artificial intelligence installation generated from the museum’s own collection. Speed and quality generate visual effects, etc. Then in this article, we read “compelling poems and jokes” about AI generation.

Have you actually tried an AI robot ChantGPT or BingChat telling you jokes? I’ve tried. Trust me… It’s not funny. It’s even worse when you ask to generate jokes. This is boring.

An AI robot is a generator, not a creator. So AI robots have no art, no creative thinking, no jokes.

So the fear comes from the fact that robots take human creations, images and text and generate their own work. Is it true?

So Harvard researcher WeMedia, without doing research on the subject, raised the legal question of who owns the rights to visual effects if an AI robot takes them from an author and generates its own. What about copyright?

It goes even further. French institutions, schools and federations panicked, screaming in horror: “AI has the potential to bring ‘rapid creation,’ like ‘fast fashion’ in fashion,” said the World. Really?

There is also some reflective analysis. Les Echos: “More than half of French people see AI as a threat. This is even more surprising because they are the ones buying the most AI-equipped consumer goods… Before getting caught up in replicas of Terminator and Skynet, it’s important that everyone realizes that AI will truly revolutionize our daily lives. The way we move, consume and even think. A new profession will emerge between philosophers and developers, and it is at this time that the concept of ethics will become crucial.”

But between fairness, panic, legal issues and analysis, has anyone actually tried to read the manual and try how it works? It really helps to understand AI.

Ai and what it really is today, knowledge, is an antidote to fear
“Fear comes from a lack of knowledge and a state of ignorance. The best way to eliminate fear is to acquire knowledge.” — Demeaning Mridha.

So right. So, let’s gain this knowledge by reading the manual and experiencing the AI firsthand.

I’m not going to go into the details of human culture, language, and where our logic comes from. Yes, it is language. So all known robots today are based on manipulation of text. What they can really do is — pull our knowledge database for you. Maybe a little bit of a comparison. That’s it.

What do you think it is? Yes, this AI robot can pull your knowledge base, and it also has knowledge of different styles and orthographies. But only you can find solutions to problems by comparing and using knowledge creatively to find solutions to problems. Today, knowledge is incomplete. The human brain can hold millions of times more knowledge and compare it in uniquely creative ways. But this robot can’t. The robot only has the basics and can help you find a solution faster by reminding you.

Do you want to know how to check if the robot doesn’t have complete information? Just ask about something you have a lot of knowledge about. Do you want to know if a robot can generate something or find a solution? Ask for a joke.

I asked, “Tell me a hem and a needle joke.” ChatGPT gave me this: “Sure, tell you a joke: Why is it so hard for a seamstress to sew a hem? Because every time she tries to use the needle, the hem runs away from her!” And one that’s even worse: “Why do fashion designers need a needle to adjust the hem of a dress? Because he doesn’t want to hang by a thread! ”

This is perfect proof that the robot cannot present you with a unique and perfect compilation of different texts.

I tried to write an article using ChatGPT. I ended up writing the article as usual, although I forgot a few details about the subject and the bot reminded me useful because I didn’t have to search for them for long.

MidJourney, the AI graphics generator, got a big scare. Everyone sees Nike/Rococo sneaker pictures on Instagram as if they were real, or weird Balenciaga/Harry Potter stunts on youtube. But did you read the instructions? Have you checked how the robot works? Well, I did it.

Have you ever asked yourself why this MidJourney “lives” in the chat? Excellently… . For dramatic effect… Because this robot is also scripture works, not on images.

In fact, when you upload an image to the robot, it describes itself in words. This robot has basic knowledge about blue eyes and leather skirts. It describes it in every detail and then draws you something based on its literal description. This robot has a ton of descriptions of styles, faces, etc…

So all these copyright infringement issues… Go to the window, like this, and the robot just describes the details of the painting or the photograph, makes it like text, and then generates something from the description instead of the image.

Here’s an example that works for you. Try this robot — it’s really interesting. Try uploading a photo of yourself and adding a description, asking for a costume change or background change. First of all, the face — that won’t be you. This will be someone else’s face, possibly with the same features, such as blue eyes or a button nose. But it won’t be you.

Then look closely at the fingers. The robot still doesn’t know how many fingers humans have. You can get 6-7 fingers… Even more interesting, you can get three legs or four hands. I got them when I experimented with my own photos.

So when you see my avatar that we showed recently — that’s Midjourney, and then many, many Adob e Photoshop filters and retouches.

We recently presented two imaginative projects. Concepts Chanel and Lenot and Louis Vuitton and KFC. Do you think these images were generated entirely by this robot? Absolutely not. I had an idea and I developed the concept and details of it, and I used MidJourney. And then we had 7 hours of Photoshop.

Then there are the words or signs. Try using your own logo in MidJourney. The results will be amazing – not your logo at all, the writing is even worse. The robot cannot accurately copy your image logo, nor can it accurately write text on the picture. Why? Simply because it doesn’t describe your logo accurately enough!

We’re talking about quick creation here, right? Or is it copyright infringement?

I asked, “Louis Vuitton logo on futuristic building with futuristic garden in the background.” This is what I have… No logo, no Louis Vuitton name spelled correctly. I don’t see any opportunity for “quick design.”

And so the mystery was solved. Midjourney can more or less understand color and structure, have a basic understanding of things like logos or magazine covers, it can describe them but cannot copy them, it cannot create.

I want to add one more detail here. Try using MidJourney to generate an image and then enlarge it. When we look closely at the photo, you don’t see pixels like we normally see, you see lines. The robot draws by the line. This is another piece of evidence that the robot doesn’t take images and re-create them as something else. It draws from scratch.

So my point is that this should eliminate all the fear and panic associated with “quick build” or “quick design” that using MidJourney AI image generators can only help create. Humans create concepts, humans create ideas, MidJourney or any other AI robot is useless without it, it will never create great works of art or concepts.

So I invite you to try some of these innovations — artificial intelligence techniques that sometimes come in handy. I also want to remind you of a story from when the first Photoshop hit the market. The new software caused a huge panic… But we’ve used it ever since to make beautiful photos and art. It’s a tool, just like AI graphics and text generators.

So let’s try……

Chanel Autumn/Winter 2023-2024 Collection

This Chanel collection is dedicated to the camellia, and not just camellia, but Chanel’s iconic camellia — synonymous with the brand’s permanence. The movement of light, CAMELLIA flowers and black and white all refer to the spirit of CHANEL, “CHANEL CAMELLIA STUFFING”.

So we see camellias in black, white, red and pink on accessories, fabrics and boots. It feels like “camellia filling” and uses the code to its fullest.

Chanel Ambassador Nana Komatsu posed for the film and provided supporting images for the collection. We see her riding an antique carousel in a black-and-white landscape, and we see her in the artistic chaos of a black-and-white room, a scene from William Klein’s film “Who are You, Polly Magoo? Recreating the inner world of the film.

What do camellias have to do with this movie? No, but it looks a little intellectual.

Virginie Viard imagines it as part of a marketing campaign. You have to justify this camellia Chanel filling. Why not a very intellectual, very modern and revolutionary fashion movie.

Inez & Vinoodh made a short film for this series.

Valentino 2023-2024 Best behind-the-scenes highlights from Fall/Winter

Valentino Fall Collection 2023-2024 at a glance. I saw the code: red bow, black and white stripes, black and white cube, black and white polka dots and Valentino red. We see the legacy code — decades of the brand’s creative history appearing in this series.

Pierpaolo Piccioli reinvented them all in one go, overnight, and added his personal touch to the mix — he often wears thin black ties at formal events.

In that sense, the series is very symbolic. We saw Valentino Garavani’s signature design topped with Pierpaolo Piccioli’s black tie.

It’s a new version, an alternate vision or a makeover of 2023’s iconic Valentino look.

Versace La Vacanza Cruise 2024 Resort

Sun, sea and fashion! Get ready to indulge in the latest fashion trends during a glamorous holiday season with the Versace “La Vacanza” Early Spring 2024 Resort Collection!

In an extraordinary collaboration, the iconic Donatella Versace and Dualipa teamed up to create a women’s collection that is sure to leave you breathless.

The breathtaking backdrop of Cannes, during the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, brings together the world’s most influential people to celebrate art and style. Versace’s “La Vacanza” fashion show was held there, allowing everyone to marvel at these mesmerizing creations runway.

What makes this collection even more special is its “see and buy” philosophy. That’s right, my fashion-forward friends! The moment those amazing designs appear runway, they are my media you can buy your own products in the store. Talk about instant gratification!

The butterfly Medusa, a symbol of metamorphosis and beauty, occupies a central position in the collection, reflecting the vibrant and colourful themes that run throughout. With pretty pinks and blues tones, polka dots jumping on fabric, and glamorous full-body prints, Versace truly outdoes itself!

Inspired by the elegance and chic of the 1950s, this summer collection weaves a playful and sophisticated story. Think flowing silhouettes, slim cuts and bold accessories that exude timeless appeal. It’s a feast for the eyes and a celebration of personal style!

So, my fashion-forward friends, don’t miss the chance to soak up the glamour of the Versace “La Vacanza” early Spring 2024 collection. Step into the world where fashion meets fantasy and make a bold and beautiful statement.

Head to your nearest Versace store or visit their website now to hand-buy these charming pieces that will take your summer wardrobe to new heights. Trust me, you will not be able to resist the charm of this extraordinary collaboration!

The best moments of Cannes 2023

The best moments of Cannes 2023. Story by RUNWAY Magazine. Images: GettyImages, Cannes Film Festival, Dior, Valentino, Boucheron.

The Cannes Film Festival, held annually in the picturesque city of Cannes on the French Riviera, is a celebration of the art and glamour of cinema that has captivated the world for seven years. This prestigious event is a platform for filmmakers, actors and industry professionals to showcase their work and bask in the glory of international recognition. With its rich history and tradition, the festival has become synonymous with excellence in filmmaking and showcases of star power.

History of development
Cannes has its roots in 1946, just after World War II. The event was seen as a response to the exclusion of French films from the Venice Film Festival because of the war. The festival quickly rose to prominence and became the premier platform for artistic expression in the film industry. Over the years, it has grown in stature to become one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

One of the highlights of the Cannes Film Festival is the presence of film stars from around the world. Throughout its history, the festival has attracted legendary actors, directors and industry professionals. The presence of iconic stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor and Catherine Deneuve graced the festival, created memorable moments and had a lasting impact on the legacy of the event.

The festival’s red carpet is another spectacle that catches the world’s attention. Known for its luxury and opulence, the red carpet at Cannes is a grand stage for stars to show off their stunning designer outfits. The red carpet moment at Cannes has become iconic in its own right, with photographers capturing the glitz and glamour of stars as they make their way to the highly anticipated film premieres. This transcendent blend of cinema and haute couture makes Cannes a must-see event for celebrities and fashion lovers alike.

In addition to glamour and star power, the Cannes Film Festival is known for its prestigious awards. The Palme d ‘Or is the festival’s highest honor and goes to the best film in competition. Other awards include Grand Prix, jury Prize and categories such as best director, best actor and Best actress. Winning at Cannes is considered a major achievement because it brings global recognition and is often a stepping stone to international success.

The Cannes Film Festival remains a beacon of cinematic excellence and a celebration of the art form. With its long history, star-studded guest list and fantastic red carpet moments, the festival continues to captivate audiences around the world. It is a testament to the enduring power of cinema, bringing filmmakers, actors and enthusiasts together to commemorate the craft and create unforgettable memories. As each year unfolds, the Cannes Film Festival continues to shape the future of cinema and inspire storytellers for generations.

The best moments of Cannes 2023
The Cannes Film Festival is known for its glamour, showcasing the best films and attracting global media attention. In 2023, the red carpet photographers seem to be looking down on the influencers and putting down their cameras because this celebration is not about the nobodies, this celebration is dedicated to all the great hard work and talent of the films and actors.

The Cannes Film Festival has always celebrated the art of filmmaking, placing a high value on achievement and the actors who bring stories to the screen. In 2023, this celebration of artistic excellence seems to be in the spotlight, as photographers focus on capturing the essence of actors whose careers span decades and have left an indelible mark on the industry.

The Cannes Film Festival kicked off the red carpet with iconic actors who have left an indelible mark on the world of cinema: Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Jane Fonda, Kitano Takeshi, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Wim Wenders, Scarlett Johansson, and more, are some of the most talented actors in the film industry, past and present.

CELINE by Hedi Slimane

On the evening of September 28, Paris time, CELINE’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection was unveiled at Les Invalides in Paris, built during the time of Louis XIV. It was the debut show at CELINE for new creative director Hedi Slimane, who also brought the brand’s first menswear collection. It would be an understatement to say it was the most talked about show of Paris Fashion Week this season. Hedi replaced Phoebe Philo in February after nine years in the job, and in September overhauled CELINE by changing its logo and shutting down its e-commerce business. Although the new product has stirred up a lot of waves on the Internet, the show will ultimately be a yardstick for people to judge the depth of CELINE’s transformation. Now, it seems, CELINE has entered a new phase in Hedi’s hands without looking back.

Celine dropped the French accent and became CELINE. The French luxury house, owned by LVMH, opened a new chapter by unveiling a new Logo and AD on its official Instagram account, marking the official entry of the Hedi Slimane era. The moves are strikingly similar to what the designer did when he took charge of Saint Laurent. He also renamed the brand and changed the logo. “Paris, which has been a staple in the history of the brand, will be back in a new packaging and collection,” CELINE said. But it stressed that the word “Paris” would not appear in a Celine campaign.

Hedi Slimane, born on July 5, 1968, in Paris, France, is a Tunisian-Italian who began taking pictures at the age of 11. He studied classics as a student, loved rock and roll, and photography, held several solo exhibitions, and later studied political science and art history at the Institut du Louvre in Paris. Never received professional training in fashion design, I became an apprentice in YvesSaint Laurent on the recommendation of a friend in my 20s, and became the Head Designer of men’s wear at the age of 28. In early 2000, he became the first designer of Dior Homme.

If CELINE was a mature woman’s style during Phoebe’s time, Hedi brought CELINE directly into the Parisian party girl style, where high-profile sequins began to appear frequently and a variety of small dresses became the main feature. The rest of the time, she wore a short jacket that emphasized her shoulders, a black top hat that covered her face with gauze, and buckled leather boots. There are occasional cute style spotted puffed sleeve dresses and gauze skirts, as well as artistic prints by artist Christian Marcley, but because the overall design is mainly black, the cool and cool image will be more prominent.

For the first time, the brand’s men’s wear features suit shirts that fit the body and narrow trousers, with cuffs and pant legs just in place. Others are long trench coats, short leather jackets and other styles. Notably, the men’s clothes are gender-neutral and will be available in women’s sizes when they hit shelves next year.

This season, almost all the styles are thin and narrow, which is not so much the style Hedi gave to Dior Homme and Saint Laurent, but his strong personal style. However, the style Hedi adheres to has its own stand. In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro a few days before the show, he encouraged the blurring of evening and formal wear. “I keep my own style completely, and at CELINE as well, and that’s what I’ve been doing all my life.”

Whether CELINE fans of Phoebe’s time used to it or not. Karl Lagerfeld, already a Hedi regular, said after the show that it was exactly what he wanted to wear. Bernard Arnault, head of LVMH, CELINE’s parent company, was also walking around backstage, a contented grin on his face.

33 Things You need to know about Rick Owens

While the fashion industry is often associated with youth, Rick Owens is an exception. Back nearly 20 years ago, he was already in his 40s at the time of his new fame. Since his debut at New York Fashion Week in early 2000, Rick Owens has perfected his trademark tailoring and draping techniques to create clothes, sneakers and accessories that are aesthetic, wearable and never look the same (as shown in his moderately dramatic seasonal releases), Owens is gaining popularity among its loyal fans around the world. He has also won numerous fashion industry awards over the years, including the 2002 Perry Ellis Award for New Artist in Design, Cooper-Hewitt Design Award for Fashion Design and Fashion Group International’s Break the Rules Award, and in 2017, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Now, take a closer look at our favorite 50-year-old designer who still looks like a young punk. From his favorite foods, to his love for his wife Michele, and even his hair-care routine, everything you ever wanted to know and everything you didn’t know is here.

1. Rick Owens’ full name is actually Richard Saturnino Owens, born on November 18, 1962.

2. Rick Owens grew up in Porterville, California, where there were frequent low-intensity earthquakes and citrus fruits, but it had nothing to do with avantgarde fashion!

3. Rick Owens’ mother, Concepcion (or Connie as she’s known), is a school teacher and seamstress, while his father is a social worker. The parents travel to Paris every season to proudly admire the launch of their son’s latest collection.

4. Rick Owens wasn’t allowed to watch TV at home until he was 16… Instead, classic music by the likes of Wagner fills the walls, and classics by Karl Huysmans, Confucius, Aristotle and Pierre Loti line the shelves.

5. Rick Owens went to the local Catholic school as a child and had a bad time there. “It was a tough time,” he once recalled in an interview with The Independent. I mean those kids are like animals.” Unbelievable!

6. After finishing a pattern cutting course at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Rick Owens got his first job at a company that illegally copied designer clothing — “knockoffs,” as Rick shamelessly puts it.

7. Rick Owens met his wife and creative partner Michele Lamy while working as a pattern cutter in Los Angeles in the 1990s as part of the team that developed Lamy’s athletic line. Michele also ran several rather trendy restaurants and nightclubs, such as Cafe des Artistes and Les Deux Cafes, which were frequented by celebrities like Madonna.

8. Rick Owens admitted that he used to be an alcoholic. He used to drink so much that the next day he couldn’t remember where he had parked the night before, or even where he was! When he realized it was a health risk, he finally began to draw the line at parties.

9. Rick Owens started his own label back in 1994, selling his designs in one of Los Angeles’ edgiest fashion boutiques, Charles Gallay, and winning over the likes of grunge queen Courtney Love.

10. Rick Owens’ work eventually caught the attention of Anna Wintour, editor in chief of American Vogue, who was so impressed with him that she arranged for his magazine to sponsor his first New York Fashion Week collection, the Spring/Summer 2002 collection.

11. In 2004, Rick Owens and Michele bought and moved into a five-story building in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris that was once the headquarters of the French Socialist Party. At first it was all gloomy offices and creepy compartments, but Under The duo’s radical transformation, it has been transformed like Homes Under The Hammer. They also have a luxury apartment in Venice.

12. Rick Owens eats a very healthy diet. No one has ever seen him eat potato chips and Ginsters pie — a green smoothie for breakfast and some fish, vegetables and avocados for lunch — and that’s his usual diet, all delivered by a chef.

13. In 2013, Rick Owens threw a fabulous party at London’s last remaining gay leather bar, The Backstreet. With live performances from The Divine David, a host of the capital’s fashion workers and nightlife faces competed, They include Wild Daughter member James Jeanette, Fashion East founder Lulu Kennedy, singer and model Roy Inc, and stylist and former i-D contributing editor Judy Blame (RIP).

14. In 2017, Rick Owens and Michele were firmly in the NSFW scene for drag queen Christeene’s single “Butt Muscle,” which featured plenty of brushed oil, simulated golden showers, fake punches, bold crotch baring and tangled kissing scenes, It stimulates people’s senses.

15. Rick Owens and Michele have also launched the highly recognizable and expensive Rick Owens Home collection together. The bulk items are made of concrete, bronze, foam, leather, marble and alabaster and plywood — examples of which can be found in their luxurious home, as well as in the ornate furnishings of other customers.

16. Rick Owens is not only a talented clothing and furniture designer, but also a mature writer and editor. Over the past 20 years, he has authored several books, including L ‘AI-Je Bien Descendu?, published in 2007. , Rick Owens (2011) and Rick Owens Furniture (2017).

17. Rick Owens loves to wear his own brand and travels with multiple black items of the same style — to avoid having to worry about what to wear every day. He used to sleep in comfy black boxer shorts of his own design.

18. Rick Owens once mentioned that Michele likes heavy machinery and openly considered buying a crane as a gift for her. (Sounds more confusing than a boring old-fashioned chocolate and a bunch of flowers).

19. Rick Owens seems to have a penchant for iconic, rebellious American rockers — he’s been open about his penchant for quirky Iggy Pop and likens his deliberate design process to Lou Reed tweaking the slightest twist in his music.

20. Rick Owens described Michele in an interview with The New Yorker as “the charming sphinx. I’m fascinated by a man who operates entirely on instinct and emotion. I’m so pragmatic, sensible, even a little boring and conservative compared to her.”

21. Rick Owens is not one of those designers who complains about how many collections and shows he puts out each year. “I like the thrill of it,” he once said. “It keeps you on your toes, like boxing, you have to open your eyes and see around you.”

22. Rick Owens’ vision for retirement is pretty fraternal. He previously told Vestoj magazine that in an ideal world he would like to “create a garden with walls around it where you can read and play with cats”.

23. Rick Owens goes to the gym every day and prefers iron lifting to cardio training, which explains his striking toned body. (He also sometimes shares a gym in Paris with designers Marc Jacobs and Bernhard Willhelm.)

24. Rick Owens’ favorite film directors include Satyajit Ray, Cecil B. DeMille, and Ken Russell.

25. Rick Owens has been known to occasionally dance in the pool at his favorite club, explaining to Harper’s Bazaar, “Dancing is one of the purest and simplest ways to express happiness, and I deserve to enjoy it.”

26. Rick Owens says his hair is naturally gray and naturally curly, but with the help of chemical straightening, plenty of Bigen’s Japanese hair dye and a decent dose of Aesop shampoo, he keeps his signature black straight look in place.

27. Rick Owen prefers to see his designs worn on the streets rather than models showing off their latest collections on the runway. “Even though I live on Earth, I like to show some positive energy in a way that is as detached as possible,” he told GQ.

28. In the ’90s, Rick Owens was wild and living in Los Angeles when he was fired from a Mexican drag bar called the Plaza for having sex under the table!

29. Rick Owens takes a 45-minute nap every afternoon to refresh and refocus.

30. Rick Owens has said that he doesn’t really care what other designers are doing. Instead, he prefers to look back at his past work and find new ways to improve and refine previous designs with each new collection.

31. Rick Owens is a huge Charles James fan. Charles was one of the most influential womenswear designers of the 20th century before his death in 1978. Rick also loves The work of legendary Hollywood costume master Adrian, who dressed all the major female movie stars in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as the super ornate ruby embroidered slippers for actor Judy Garland in the movie “The Wizard of Oz.”

32. Rick Owens has many celebrity fans, Including Kanye West, Michelle Obama, A$AP Rocky, Taylor Swift, Halle Berry, Liam Payne, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Janet Jackson, Cheryl Cole and Jaden Smith.

33. Rick Owens, modest but clearly happy with his life as a designer, once confessed to The Independent: “I was lucky because I was in the right place at the right time with the right people… I really love what I do.”

The Big Three in luxury

Luxury is defined internationally as “a kind of unique, rare and rare consumer goods beyond the scope of people’s survival and development needs”, also known as non-necessities of life. In economics, luxury goods refer to the products with the highest value/quality ratio. From another perspective, luxury goods refer to the products with the highest ratio of intangible value to tangible value.

When Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of French luxury giant LVMH, ousted Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, from the top spot on the Forbes list of the world’s richest people in January, Let’s take a look at the top three luxury brands on the planet:

1. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Founded in 1987 by the merger of Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennessy, headquartered in Paris, France.
Its brands:
Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, LOEWE, Celine, Berluti, Kenzo, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, StefanoBi, Rimowa, Guerlain, Bvlgari, TAG Heuer, Hennessy, DFS Galleria, Tiffany…

2. Richemont Group
Founded in 1988, a Swiss luxury goods company.
Its brands:
Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Officine Panerai, International Watch Co, Baume et al Mercier, Montblanc, Alfred Dunhill, Ralph Lauren, Lancel, Chloe…

3. Kering (formerly PPR, Pinault-Printemps-Redoute)
Founded in 1962, headquartered in Paris, France.
Its brands:
Gucci, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Pomellato, Girard-Perregaux, Ulysse Nardin, JeanRichard, dodo, Qeelin…

Whether it’s Louis Vuitton or BV or any other luxury brand, it’s an unfair game in the brand world. Because the sense of condescension has already surpassed the difference of the product itself. On the other hand, luxury brands tend to be century-old brands, focusing on a certain field and aiming for perfection. Time is the most expensive, time is also the cheapest. In the world of branding, getting into people’s minds is the ultimate goal.

From the natural beauty of the color series, highlighting flexibility and creative regeneration

The colors at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021 underscore our desire for colors that inspire ingenuity and creativity, whose versatile nature moves through the seasons, allows for more freedom of choice, is appropriate to express original styles, and is flexible enough to adapt to the new, more fragmented lifestyles of modern times.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said: “The colors for spring/Summer 2021 take on nature and emphasize our desire for flexible colors that are year-round. This season’s colors are infused with a sense of authenticity that is increasingly important to color, while combining a level of comfort and lightness that exudes energy and lifts our spirits.”

2021 Spring/Summer New York Fashion Week Color Collection
Bringing out nature tones and new core classic colors, the combination creates a color collection that inspires ingenuity and creativity.

Spring/Summer 2021 New York fashion features classic colors
The versatile nature of these core colors allows for more freedom of choice through the seasons.