Charisma and seduction, fluidity and gracefulness are the key elements of this visual project that spotlights the Pre Fall 2013 collection, embodied by a Renaissance beauty inside a sumptuous Roman Palazzo, who speaks Fendi's timeless language of elegance.
It may look like glamorous Lina Nilson is providing community service aboard an exotic retirement boat.
But the brunette beauty - who is in her 20s - is actually helping her boyfriend Roberto Cavalli shower off on a particularity hot day in Sardinia.
The lovers have been sailing around on 72-year-old Roberto's luxurious super-yacht, with the fashion designer being intimately hosed down for all to see and without a care in the world.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, as well as five other defendants, were found guilty of tax evasion on Wednesday. After a three-hour jury room meeting on Wednesday afternoon, Judge Antonella Brambilla ruled in the case on one of the two counts.
The designers were sentenced by the judge to one year and eight months. The designers are expected to appeal the decision.
BALENCIAGA is reportedly suing former creative director Nicolas Ghesquière - following a controversial interview that was published after his exit from the fashion house, in which he criticised the brand's management. A spokesperson on behalf of the fashion house could not be reached for comment.
According to French business magazine Challenges, Balenciaga - which is owned by Kering, formerly known as PPR - is filing legal charges against the designer for "breach of duty of confidentiality". The offending interview in question - published in System magazine in April - was the first time that he had spoken out since departing the label. A Kering representative declined to comment on the reports.
Fashion’s workforce is not amused.
Several years into the recovery from the Great Recession, workers in the fashion and retail industries are continuing to wait for payback. They are increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, less happy with the balance between their work and the rest of their lives and more likely to be looking for alternative employment.
“Talent is asking for the same thing it’s been asking for for years, and it remains dissatisfied and in fact more so,” said Celeste Gudas, president of 24 Seven. “It’s a very disruptive time in the industry, and with consolidation and the shift towards e-commerce, workers see fewer opportunities.”
The percentage of workers who said they were satisfied with their jobs fell to 48 percent in this year’s study, sinking below the 50 percent mark and down from 51 percent in last year’s survey and a robust 60 percent in 2011. Those indicating they are “highly satisfied” fell to 14 percent from 16 percent a year ago. The study noted that satisfaction was greatest in the luxury and direct markets, including e-commerce and catalogue/mail order, and lowest among lifestyle brands.