IXIAH AND SPELL

Two Australian brands that fascinate the fashion world

 

Immense green areas, wonderful beaches and peace of mind are not the only things that make Australia so interesting! Alluring fashion brands are beginning to make their entrance onto the international fashion landscape, channelling the different currents that influence Australian lifestyle and thinking into their creation. In this short article, we present IXIAH and SPELL.

 

IXIAH

Founded by designer Krystel Davis in 2012, the brand IXIAH stands out for its high-quality garments adorned by exquisite prints, embroideries and details. The name comes from the African plant ixia with sword-like leaves and star-shaped blooms and from the Greek term ixias (chameleon-like). IXIAH’s collections are characterized by complex craftmanship and an oriental style.


“IXIAH is not just a brand; it's a movement towards a more inspired and interconnected world"

 

Ixiah, About, https://ixiah.com/pages/about-us

 

SPELL

“To work in harmony with people and planet. To create with intention so change is possible. To champion fibres that are circular, regenerative & renewable”

Spell, About us, https://eu.spell.co/pages/about-us

The thought that leads the brand Spell of sisters Elizabeth Abegg and Isabella Pennefather is quite clear in these words. Taking inspiration from the city of Byron Bay, where the main store is located, Spell’s dresses follow the boho-country chic style, not forgetting the environmental sustainability theme.

In fact, starting from 2020 Spell has become a member of UN GLOBAL COMPACT, an initiative for sustainability that has 17 goals. At the moment, the brand is focusing on 4 steps: reduce inequalities; responsible consumption and production; climate action and partnership for the goals.

 

FASHION HOROSCOPE

Brave or sober look? High heels or ballerinas? Sometimes, we really need a celestial help to finally decide what to wear! In order to help you choose the right outfit, today we suggest you some outfits based on the descriptions of the sings of the Zodiac provided by Paolo Fox. What are you waiting for? Take a look at our fashion horoscope.


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WELCOME SUMMER!

Sun, beach, sea…Are you looking forward to relaxing alone or with someone and to finally enjoying this long-awaited summer? You are right! Let’s see together some advices to be cool (also because of the hot temperature) during these summer holidays.









UEFA European Championship 2024

Ball in the centre and let’s go!

Last 14th of June the UEFA Champions League has finally started and the Italian team played against Albania in their first day of the championship. Before the finals on the 17th of June, lots of enthusiastic matches will keep everyone glued to the screen (we hope so). And for the girl fans who always want to be stylish, here are some tips inspired by the national uniform. Which team will you choose?


ITALY - ERMANNO SCERVINO





SPAIN - COSTARELLOS





ENGLAND - ERDEM





DENMARK - CUSTOMMADE





UKRAINE - RAQUEL DINIZ

 



PORTUGAL - LUISA POSITANO





FRANCE - SONIA RYKIEL





ERDEM PRE-SPRING25

Erdem presents its Pre-Spring25 collection in Milan from the 14th until the 21st of June. As always, the brands has developed the collection around a particular figure, offering both innovative styles and traditional Erdem-like dresses. If Pre-Fall24’s muse was Maria Callas, in the Pre-Spring25 the focus is on Twenties writer Radclyffe Hall.

Hall’s gender fluidity is expressed in the collection through a combination of masculine clothes adorned with feminine details and vice versa. We will find, for example, typical men’s waistcoat with a floral brooch, double-breast coat with shining details and structured night gown matching with soft bomber.

In this Pre-Spring collection, Twenties’ retro style blends with floral elements. Primulas, peonies and daisies appear recurrently through almost the entire collection, however always represented or realised with different techniques and colours.

ATHLETES IN THE FAHSION WORLD

Swimming, tennis, football, the more the merrier! Here are some collaborations between the dynamic sport and fashion worlds.


FEDERICA PELLEGRINI FOR EMME MARELLA

Photo published on the website Marella Official Website, https://it.marella.com/

 

Federica Pellegrini, also called La Divina, is the testimonial for the FW23 and current SS24 campaign of EMME Marella. Italian brand affirms that being an “athlete, women and mother, Federica embodies the essence of Emme Marella” (Marella Official Website, https://it.marella.com/). Winner of gold medal in the Beijing Olympics Game in 2008, during her interview with Elle, confesses that she has always been attracted to the fashion world, and that her favourites are coats and high-heels. In the summer collection ad campaign, La Divina was photographed close to her natural element, water, while wearing a selection of EMME Marella clothes.

(Furino Federica, “Per Federica Pellegrini adesso viene il Bello”, Elle, 07/09/2023, https://www.elle.com/it/showbiz/celebrities/a44972330/federica-pellegrini-intervista-news/)

 

JANNIK SINNER

 

Photo published on the Instagram page @gucci

 

Gucci chose the young tennis player Jannik Sinner as Brand Ambassador, who already in 2023 played in Wimbledon with the bag of the Italian fashion house. As written on Gucci’s website, Jannik Sinner pays homage to the Maison’s handcrafted tradition, honouring its travel and fashion rooted history.

(Gucci, “In campo con Jannik Sinner”, https://www.gucci.com/it/it/st/stories/article/court-chronicles). Indeed, the bond between Gucci and tennis goes back to the Seventies with the Tennis 1977 sneakers.

 

MONCLER X INTER

Photo published on the Instagram page, https://www.vogue.it/

 

Since 2021 Moncler established a partnership with Italian football team Inter, launching Inter x Moncler line. Recently, we saw the launch of the Inter x Moncler down jacket by Arsham, series of light down jackets created by the New yorker artist Daniel Arsham: distinctive Moncler’s nylon combined with elements of the black&blue team and the first letters DA. In an interview published on Moncler’s website, Daniel talks about how he became a real Inter team’s supporter thanks to his Italian friends. Moreover, in another interview between Giacomo Aricò from Vogue and Inter’s female team football player Flaminia Simonetti, was stated how the genderless down jacket underlines that the football ball doesn’t have a gender but it represents the dreams to be fetched.

(Aricò Giacomo, “Inter x Moncler, la giacca disegnata da Daniel Arsham debutta a San Siro: Flaminia Simonetti ce la presenta in anteprima”, Vogue Italia, 28/10/2023, https://www.vogue.it/article/inter-moncler-daniel-arsham-flaminia-simonetti-intervista)

 

BRIDGERTON

Inspirations for Londoner noblewomen of the Twenty-first century

Last 16 of May third season of the long-awaited Bridgerton series was launched on Netflix. This time, the protagonist are Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton, student and teacher of the game of seduction in the search for a husband for the lady. However, we have to wait another week to discover how this thrilling chapter of the saga will end. In the meantime, here are some inspirations for being Londoner noblewomen of the Twenty-first century. Ready for the debut in society?


Photo published on the Instagram page @philosophyofficial

Dress with purple floral print. Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Resort24




Photo published on the Instagram page @philosophyofficial

Floral dress with long sleeves. Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Resort24




Powder-coloured dress with details. Erdem PreSpring24




Midi off shoulders dress. Erdem PreSpring24




Issa Bustier e Taisia Trousers. Costarellos SpringSummer24




Fiona silk long dress with pink blossoms. Raquel Diniz PreSpring23

 

MALONE SOULIERS

Image published on the website Vogue Italia, https://www.vogue.it/article/vogue-malone-souliers-mostra-the-shape-ospiti-foto


Londoner brand Malone Souliers presents its new Summer 2025 collection in collaboration with Tabitha Simmons. The styles go from espadrille with stripes, to slingback and sandals with bows. Moreover, a 10 black nappa mules with coloured straps capsule was launched to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the brand funded by da Mary Alice Malone. The limited edition has been already presented on the 19th of April in Poldi Pezzoli Museum during the exposition ‘The Shape’ organized by Malone Souliers and Vogue Italia. As in every season, Maureen mule, inspired by actress Maureen O’Hara, is presented with new nuance, but maintaining its elegance and sophistication untouched.

“We make shoes that we know will look as good in decades to come as they do on the first day you wear them”, this is the brand’s philosophy that homages the high Italian craftmanship while embracing iconic and bold designs. (Malone Souliers, About us, (Malone Souliers, About us, https://www.malonesouliers.com/pages/about).

Even if the brand was born in the latest years, it has already managed to create its own space in the fashion world also thanks to important collaboration with fashion houses, like Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, and Netflix series such as Bridgerton e Emily in Paris.

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K-POP AND FASHION

During the last years, there has been a considerable increase in interest in the East Asian music and entertainment world. In particular, K-pop is permeating Europe and America and the number of fans of South Korean singers and actors is steady growing. Obliviously, such an important phenomenon can’t be ignored by the Italian and International fashion world. Let’s face it, who hasn’t stopped to look at Jung Kook’s billboards for Calvin Klein?

In this article, let’s see together some partnerships between South Korean artists and luxury maisons


JUNG KOOK & CALVIN KLEIN

Photo published on the Instagram page @calvinklein


Calvin Klein fashion house launched on February the new spring-summer 2024 collection, choosing as testimonial the BTS South Korean boy band singer Jung Kook. The Global Brand Ambassador, wears jeans and the sensual soul of Calvin Klein to perfection as he poses for photographer Mert Alas in New York.


JENNIE KIM & CHANEL

Photo published on the web site Vogue Japan, www.vogue.co.jp


Protagonist on the June cover of Vogue Japan, Black Pink girl band singer Jennie Kim poses wearing Chanel’s 2022-23 Métiers d’art collection. Moreover, the singer has been the testimonial for the commercial campaign of Chanel 22 bag. Not to forget that in 2019 Jannie was also the first South Korean female artist to perform on the Coachella stage.


HYUNJIN & VERSACE

Photo published on the Instagram page @donatellaversace


Hyujin, part of Stray Kids boy band, is the Global Brand Ambassador of Versace. Versatile artist entered with open arms the Italian fashion house’s world and Donatella herself defined Hyunjin “un vero uomo Versace”. Together with all Stray Kids guys, Hyujin also participated in the 2024 Met Gala. In this occasion, the group wore Tommy Hilfiger’s creations.


PARK GYU-YOUNG & GUCCI

Photo published o the web site Vogue Korea, www.vogue.co.kr


Already there during the September Milan fashion show, South Korean actress Park Gyu-young is the Global Brand Ambassador of Italian fashion house Gucci. On the cover of March edition of Vogue Korea, Park wears a grey sweater and bordeaux shorts, of course by Gucci.

GOLD GALA – A GOLD NEW WORLD

On the 11th of May the third annual Gold Gala, also known as Asian Pacific Met Gala, was held. The event organized by the no profit cultural association Gold House took place in the Music Center in Los Angeles and focalized on the so called “A100”, i.e., the hundred Asian Pacific figures who have had a major impact on culture and society in the past year. Artistic director Prabal Gurung chose “A Gold New World” as theme of the event and created a multidimensional stage with giant gold clouds.


LUCY LIU

Photo published on the ELLE website, www.elle.com


Lucy Liu took part in the event wearing a dress by Bibhu Mohapatra. Taiwanese-born actress received the Legend Award, handed over by Regina King.



MICHELLE YEOH

Photo published on the ELLE website, www.elle.com


The winner of last year Best Actress Oscar chose a cream-colored suit by Schiapparelli.



CYNTHIA ERIVO

Photo published on the ELLE website, www.elle.com


The witch of Wicked, took part in the event with a side draped dress by Balmain.



PATRICK TA

Photo published on the ELLE website, www.elle.com


Star make-up artist Patrick Ta showed off a pink suit by Dzojchen.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

The 77th edition of the Cannes film festival, May 14th-25th.


Since last week, actors, directors and VIPs from the international entertainment world have been coming to Cannes for the 77th edition of the Cannes film festival. This year, Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino is part of the jury together with Greta Gerwig, Eva Green, Lily Gladstone, Omar Sy, Ebru Ceylan, Nadine Labaki, Juan Antonio Bayona e Kore-eda Hirokazu. The patroness is the French actress Camille Cottin, Matt Damon’s co-protagonist in “Stillwater”. During the first day of the festival, “divine”, as addressed by Italian newspapers, Meryl Streep received the well-deserved Palme d'Or for Lifetime Achievement amid applause and tears of emotion.

The red carpet of La Croisette was filled with beautiful creations for the duration of the festival. Let’s review some looks from the first days.


MERYL STREEP

Photo published on the Instagram page @voguefrance

Winner of 3 Oscars, Meryl Streep didn’t disappoint showing off a silk draped Dior haute Couture dress.



PIERFRANCESO FAVINO

Photo published on the Instagram page @pierfrancescofavino

Member of the jury Pierfrancesco Favino wore a suit by Giuliva Heritage for the first soirée of the festival.



EVA GREEN

Photo published on the Instagram page @albertaferretti

Silver total look by Alberta Ferretti for the French actress and member of the jury Eva Green.



UMA THURMAN

Photo published on the Instagram page @erdem

Uma Thurman chose a skirt-jacket set in white color with black floral embroideries by Erdem for her arrive in Cannes.

AEFFE AND SUSTAINABILITY

On the 22nd of April, Francesco Ferretti presented Aeffe Group’s sustainability strategy, including the brands Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini and Pollini. In order to comply with Agenda 2030 global goals, Chief Operations Officer indicated the three pillars of the sustainability plan for the fashion industry.

Planet & Environment

Between 2025 and 2026 the fashion group will commit itself to reaching goals calculated as SBT, ‘targets that provide companies with a clearly-defined path to reduce emissions inline with the Paris Agreement goals. More than four thousand businesses around the world are already working with the Science Based Targets initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, helping prevent the worst impacts of climate change and future-proof business growth’.

(Science Based Targets, “How it works”, https://sciencebasedtargets.org/how-it-works).

People & Community

Particular emphasis will be placed on creating a sustainable corporate culture, by providing a base sustainability course for employees and an advanced one for top managers.

Product & Supply chain

Aeffe Group will concentrate on the development of collections with a more sustainable oriented mind, for example using recycled organic cotton. By adopting similar strategies, Aeffe predicts to considerably reduce its impact on environment and people.

“L’obiettivo che ci siamo posti è dare massima trasparenza al consumatore grazie al digital product passport, obiettivo che raggiungeremo grazie a una struttura tecnologica; stiamo cambiando il sistema informativo unico, [affinché]il cliente possa essere informato sui processi a cui è andato incontro il capo. Già dal prossimo anno partire[mo] [con] un passaporto pilota. Le normative cambieranno e stiamo cercando di anticipare i tempi, il tema è sentito e non vorremmo trovarci a ricorrere situazioni compresse”. (Caruccio Marco, “Francesco Ferretti presenta la prima strategia di sostenibilità di Aeffe”, Pambianco News, 22 aprile 2024, https://www.pambianconews.com/2024/04/22/francesco-ferretti-presenta-la-prima-strategia-di-sostenibilita-di-aeffe-402510/)

 

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