SS16 campaign: Calvin Klein Platinum

The Calvin Klein Platinum line (which is available in Europe and Asia) has released its SS16 campaign with an outdoors location but certainly not an outdoors feel. The mood is actually more urban sophistication, although I’m not sure if that sits easily with the brand’s tagline. I always feel that use of the “I do…

Gucci ad falls foul of skinny model rules

Gucci is the latest high-end brand to be rapped over the knuckles about its use of excessively thin models with Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority banning an ad (that’s no longer running anyway) in which the model’s waist looks minuscule and her make-up adds to the gaunt, wasted look.

Specs appeal: 2016’s best statement sunglasses

The recent AW16 collections showed us that sunglasses aren’t just for summer but are a year-round accessory. And that doesn’t mean an 80s-style-too-cool-to-show your-eyes look that channels Magenta Devine or a (slightly younger) Anna Wintour. No, that refusal to remove your shades even at midnight is still a bit too, well, naff.

Mango Soft Minimal starring Liu Wen

Mango second micro campaign is Soft Minimal starring Liu Wen

After launching the Tribal Spirit micro collection this February, featuring Kendall Jenner, Mango has now unveiled Soft Minimal, the second trend to be highlighted in advertising campaigns for SS16 And the look? It pays tribute to the minimalist style of the 90s, we’re told. Mango is using Liu Wen, Asia’s most ‘international’ model, as the collection’s face.