A Viennese Rendez-vous: Mytheresa and Miu Miu's Holiday Gala

A Viennese Rendez-vous

Mytheresa and Miu Miu's Holiday Gala

Marleen Roubik, Anouk Lamm Anouk, Sofie Royer

In the historic heart of Vienna, a city where tradition waltzes with modernity, a grand celebration unfolded. Mytheresa, in concert with the esteemed fashion brand Miu Miu, targeted by Lyst as the hottest brand of the moment, hosted a two-day event, imbued with elegance and exclusivity, to usher in the holiday season.

The experience commenced at the majestic Upper Belvedere Palace, a symbol of the imperial grandeur. Within its hallowed halls, illuminated by the warm glow of candels and embellished with dark red flowers, the guests were embraced by a tableau of sophistication. The attendees were treated to a private tour of the most extensive Gustav Klimt collection in the venerable Upper Belvedere Palace. This visual feast of Klimt’s celebrated works, set against the backdrop of Viennese historical splendor. The grandiose hall, adorned with intricate frescoes and golden embellishments, hosted a tableau where light danced off polished surfaces and shadows played along the edges, creating an atmosphere of timeless elegance. This exclusive gathering marked a beginning to the season’s celebrations.

Julia Hobbs, Pixie Geldof, Poppy Delevingne, Raven Smith.

Manon Bresch, Jihoon Kim

As the night progressed, the soiree’s ambiance shifted to the dining room where culinary art awaited. Two elongated tables, arrayed in unblemished white linens, stood ready for the banquet prepared by the esteemed Chef Johannes Nuding. In this setting, guests like Poppy Delevingne, Pixie Geldof, Raven Smith and Manon Bresh, convened to savor the gastronomic masterpieces.

The juxtaposition of the room’s classical architecture with the sumptuous, modern fare created a harmonious blend of past and present. Adding a touch of whimsy to the elegant affair, celebrated stylist and cake artist Sophia Stolz presented a dazzling array of desserts, way more than just sweet treats. They were masterpieces of culinary art, delighting the senses and adding a layer of enchantment to the evening.

Sophia Stolz

Julia Hobbs

Zinnia Kumar, Mergim Shabani

The revelry continued to the next day with a refined lunch at the five-star Hotel Sacher, a bastion of Viennese elegance and luxury. Famous worldwide for its modernized ‘Sacher Torte’, adark chocolate glazed sponge cake with layers of apricot jam, the hotel pushing the traditional Austrian culinary heritage to the pinnacle.

Each moment of the celebration was crafted with care and attention to detail, reflective of the warmth and familiarity that are hallmarks of Mytheresa events. From the selection of the venues to the intricacies of the program, every element was a nod to the art of fine hosting.

This two-day fête by Mytheresa and Miu Miu stood as a testament to the power of collaboration and elevate the essence of celebration, leaving a mark on the hearts of those who were part of this special Viennese rendez-vous.


Givenchy Sfilate: Chronicles of Elegance

Givenchy Sfilate

Chronicles of Elegance

“GIVENCHY SFILATE”, 2023

HUBERT DE GIVENCHY – A/W 1957-58 HAUTE COUTURE

The world of fashion is gearing up to welcome a new chapter of timeless elegance with the release of the book “Givenchy Sfilate”. This extraordinary monograph offers an unprecedented immersion into the haute couture and ready-to-wear collections of the renowned Maison, from its debut in 1952 to the present day.

 

Curated by fashion experts Alexandre Samson and Anders Christian Madsen, the volume opens with a fascinating historical contribution that introduces fashion enthusiasts to the vision of the brand’s founder Hubert de Givenchy, who always asserted that “the shortest path to elegance is simplicity”, and this mantra continues to permeate every page of the book.

JOHN GALLIANO – A/W 1996-97 HAUTE COUTURE

ALEXANDER McQUEEN – S/S 1997 HAUTE COUTURE

Organized chronologically, the 180 collections presented in the book narrate the captivating story of the Maison, ushering in each new era with a brief summary and the biographies of the creatives who shaped Givenchy’s aesthetic. From Hubert de Givenchy’s early steps to the creative direction of talents like John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Julien McDonald, Riccardo Tisci, Clare Waight Keller, to the current vision of Matthew M. Williams, the book offers a timeless journey through seven decades of iconic fashion house.

 

Accompanying Individual collections are some short texts that unveil inspirations, highlights, and details behind each created masterpiece. With over 1200 carefully selected runway photos, readers have the precious opportunity to immerse themselves in the visual mastery that has made Givenchy a benchmark in high fashion. The book also features interviews and quotes from the designers who have shaped the brand over the years. From the words of Hubert de Givenchy, who embodied effortless elegance, to the current philosophy of Matthew M. Williams, seeing fashion as an expression of personality, each creative director has contributed to defining Givenchy’s distinctive identity.

CLARE WAIGHT-KELLER – S/S 2018 HAUTE COUTURE

MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS – A/W 2021 READY-TO-WEAR

“Givenchy Sfilate” is not just a monograph; it is an opportunity to explore the creative evolution of the Maison and the artists who have guided it through successes, challenges, and innovations. As Alexandre Samson emphasizes, the book attests to an extraordinary level of inventiveness and luxury, maintaining a unique balance between commercial proposals and spectacularism.

 

In a digital age where fashion evolves rapidly, “Givenchy Sfilate” stands as a tangible testament to the artistic mastery that has withstood the test of time. This book is not only a tribute to past collections, but also an inspiration for future generations – an authentic bible for fashion enthusiasts who wish to trace the trajectories of an icon that has defied time. With the heart of Givenchy beating in tune with the times, this book, available from the 17th November, promises to be an indulgent read for all those who appreciate the timeless art and elegance of fashion.


Text: Daniele Tancredi


Figures

FIGURES

photography | MARCUS V RICHARDSON


Photographer & Creative Director: Marcus V Richardson (@marcusvrichardson)

Audio Composer: Blake Williams (@blakesque)

Audio Director: Nicholas Skidmore (@n_skidmore)

Models: Caspar Thomas (@caspar_thomas), Nicholas Skidmore (@n_skidmore)


Elements

ELEMENTS

photography | JOEY LEO

Photographer & Director: Joey Leo (@ _joeyleo_)

Model: Yiorgos Paraskeva (@iorgoparaskeva)


The Mercer

The Mercer hotel is not just a place to stay, it is an experience that flings you in the heart of SoHo’s vibrant culture. As soon as you step inside its lobby, you’re greeted by a welcoming atmosphere that exudes style and sophistication.

Its aesthetic is a perfect blend of old and new styles that features exposed brick walls, cast-iron columns and soaring ceilings, all paired with sleek, contemporary furnishings and artworks. The hotel boasts seventyfour luxurious rooms, each one uniquely designed by Christian Liaigre to create a refined as well as comfortable atmosphere.

The lobby is a masterpiece of modern design, spotlighting a dramatic black and white color scheme which creates a bold yet timeless aesthetic. The space is bathed in natural light, producing a warm and inviting ambiance that leads you to linger and take in the surroundings.

As you make your way to your room, every aspect has been meticulously thought out to achieve a flawless integration of opulence and coziness. Rooms are generous and luminous, provided with large windows that offer a glimpse into the lively cultural scene of the neighborhood.

But it’s not just the physical space that makes SoHo’s first hotel so special. This place has a certain energy that’s hard to describe – a feeling that you’re part of something bigger than yourself. Perhaps it’s the sense of history that permeates the building, or the knowledge that so many legendary figures have passed through its doors… It’s no wonder that The Mercer has become a favorite spot among celebrities and discerning travelers alike. It’s been rumored infact, that Marc Jacobs, Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp are among the A-listers who have stayed at the hotel.

Of course, The Mercer it’s also a hub for creativity and innovation. The lodge has played host to countless events, from fashion shows to film premieres, and it’s a favorite among artists, writers and musicians. The creative energy is palpable.

A destination where history and modernity intersect, where luxury and comfort are seamlessly blended, and where artistry and inspiration are celebrated. Whether you’re visiting New York for the first time or you’re a seasoned traveler, you’ll be surprised how time can stand still in there.
The Mercer, that’s it.

Text: Daniele Tancredi

Photo Courtesy of The Mercer, visit website for more information

Special thanks to Michel Heredia


Childish Adultness

Youth. The quintessence of vivid memories, maximalist actions and freedom.
The time to lay the first bricks for the foundation of the future career or to hop on to the stream of consciousness to explore yourself.

Yana, a girl with a juggler life approach keeps her focus on education, modern pentathlon and modeling.
While being young dreamer, she takes each aspect of life serious to decide, which path to take further?


Creative Director & Photographer: Mykola Maychyk (@maychykm)

Creative Director & Stylist: Lesya Pak (@_l23p_)

Make-Up Artist: Kateryna Tokareva (@tokareva_mua)

Hair Stylist: Mary Tsyhylyk (@mary.tsyhylyk)

Set Designer:  Dara Horielova (@daryna_dara)

Photographer Assistant: Taras Maychyk (@taras_maychyk)

Talent: Yana Gavura

Special thanks to Brooklyn Darkroom (@brooklyn_darkroom)


Elles


Photography: Alexandre Ean (@alexandreean)

Styling: Maud Dupuy (@maud.dupuy)

Make-Up & Hair Styling: Romane Claude @romane_makeuppro)

Models: Alissa de Chassey (@alissa.dc), Minja El Hage (@minja_el), Marie D’Ambra (@dambralala),
Lucie and Marguerite Chauchat


Extasis

EXTASIS

photography | JEAN TOIR

(right) full look DESTROYER OF WORLDS, necklace ELISA MUTHIG
(left) bikini top & straps stylist’s own, pants HELMUT LANG, boots DIRK BIKKEMBERGS

dress QUINE LI, necklace SPYLXN, sunglasses PRADA, boots DIRK BIKKEMBERGS

Photographer: Jean Toir (@jean.toir)

Stylist: Stella Evans (@_stellaevans)

Talent: G (@uncutvar)


Little Twins

LITTLE
TWINS

photography | ALEXANDRE BASSARD

(left) dress BLUMARINE, jewelry TESSA METCALFE
(right) jacket GmBH, shoes DOLCE & GABBANA

full look ALAÏA, shoes GIVENCHY 

(right) dress GIVENCHY, jewelry HEART & BONES, shoes VERSACE

jacket GmBH, jewerly HEARTS & BONES, gants & shoes GIVENCHY

(right) full look ATLEIN, chain HEART & BONES, earrings HUGO KREIT

full look & earrings SAINT LAURENT, shoes VERSACE

Photographer: Alexandre Bassard (@alexandr.bassard)

Casting Director: Irene Manicone (@irene_manicone)

Make-Up Artist: Stefania D’Agostino (@stefaniadagostino)

Hair Stylist: Roy Hayward (@royhaywardhair)

Producer: Carlota Ruiz de Velasco (@carlota.rdv)

Models: Hanel (@hanel_sky), Romi Van Renterghem (@romivanrenterghem)


Daughter of Eve

DAUGHTER
OF EVE

photography | OTTO MASTERS

Photographer: Otto Masters (@otto.masters)

Make-Up Artist & Body Painter: Emily Porter (@emilyportermakeup)

Hair Stylist: Linus Johansson (@hairbylinus)

Photographer Assistant: Ella Costache (@ella_costache)

Make-Up Assistant: Tilly Jones (@tillyjonesmakeup)

Model: Tessa Kuragi (@tessa__kuragi)

All jewels by INCARNEM

Special thanks to 10SNAKES10