意大利傳奇設計師Romeo Gigli 其實有他的悲慘經驗。他曾瘋魔全球,是90年代最有名氣和影響力的品牌,他也曾是到今數一數二的boutique 10 CORSO COMO創始人。但因和合作夥伴爭執而生意執行失敗,在2004年Romeo Gigli 被逼結業。久未露面的他因JOYCE的邀請合作,8年後終於在亞洲復出!上周,JOYCE舉辦了一連串的活動慶祝Romeo Gigli 隆重推出限量版秋冬系列JOYCE by Romeo Gigli。我很榮幸被JOYCE 邀請到他的研討會, 我還參加中環店開幕派對,還和他在中國會共餐!

“女性優美的動態加上本身的脆弱是我設計系列的靈感。她的魅力,美態,優雅和線條通通都是令我心動的因素。” 聽現年63歲的Romeo Gigli 如此熱情地談論設計靈感,對我來說,這才是是真正的浪漫主義者。 Romeo Gigli新推出的系列集合他的情懷 :利用有質感的面料如絲綢和織錦和細心的裁剪,來創造出突出女性身材的完美系列。 雖然他覺得未來趨勢都是注重於衣服的形態,但他對trends 有別的感覺。 “如果你想當一個成功的時裝設計師,你必需感受身邊的一切。不要單看其他人的衣服和設計,靈感應來自周邊認識的朋友,或者是一些藝術歷史,電影,音樂等等,利用這些元素來創作才是好事。” 我真的希望Romeo Gigli 的復出不只是這次推出限量版系列,默默期待更好的消息。 跟你們分享上週的活動照!

Call him the comeback king – battling failed partnerships (Did you know that he was once a co-founder of 10 Corso Como?) and poorly executed licensing deals,  after 8 years of hiatus, legendary Italian designer Romeo Gigli returns to the public eye with a groundbreaking collaboration debut! For the past week,  long-time supporter and fashion forward retailer Joyce hosted a series of events in Hong Kong in celebration of JOYCE by Romeo Gigli, an exclusive autumn winter 2012 capsule collection with the fashion maestro himself. I was very fortunate to be invited to hear him speak at an exclusive Fashion Seminar, watch him unveil his collection at Joyce’s flagship store and sat near him at a private dinner.

Hearing the 63-year old romantic talk about his work was incredibly moving. “The grace and fragility of a woman is what I love: the way she moves, the emotion, the beauty, the back of her neck, the curve of her shoulder and the contour of her face are all what inspires me to create.” His new collection embodies them all – Romeo Gigli’s signature drapery are seen in his cropped coats, capes and blouses in asymmetric necklines, textures are weaved into his pieces with streaked silk, brocade, velvet and mohair wool. “Shapes are coming back in trend. ” he says but he works beyond trends. “If you want to be a fashion designer, you need to hear and feel everything. I am inspired by people I meet, art history, movies, music and try to translate the desire of people into clothing.”  After experiencing the magic of Romeo Giglio, I sincerely hope this is just the beginning of a beautiful come-back! Let’s take a look at my tour of the week.

在推廣派對。At the unveiling ceremony.
Wunderlotte wearing 我的Look: Burberry Prorsum Gold Dress as top金色裙為上衣, vintage Romeo Gigli skirt下身, Miu Miu Heels高跟鞋 and Alexander McQueen Novak bag 包包

在研討會:“我利用簡單的剪裁來凸顯女性的形態,然而帶出她的自由。”
At the Fashion Seminar: “I look for simple pieces that takes shape of the female body, I give her freedom.”

研討會完畢后,場內嘉賓都排隊跟Romeo Gigli 拍照留念
Guests lining up for an opportunity to meet Mr. Gigli

Mr Gigli 在他的設計草圖上簽名
Still incredibly dapper and elegant, Mr Gigli autographs a sketch from his new collection

我遇見他時面都變紅了!
Absolutely star-strucked!

Vogue China 的 Grace Lam 跟Mr. Gigli 合照
Grace Lam from Vogue China posing with Mr. Gigli

在中環店開幕派對,Romeo Gigli 跟JOYCE 總裁Andrew Keith 和劉嘉玲合照
Mr. Gigli at the unveiling cocktail with JOYCE president Andrew Keith (left) and HK actress Carina Lau-Ka-Ling

在他自己設計的window display 前面拍照
Romeo Gigli personally dressed the JOYCE Central window for his collection

開幕派對后跟Mr Gigli 吃飯!
After the unveiling ceremony, dinner with Mr Gigli at the China Club

吃中國會的廣東菜
Cantonese fair at an intimate setting

我跟JOYCE 團隊Ning Lau 和Michelle Ng 一抬
I was seated with the incredible ladies from JOYCE: Ning Lau and Michelle Ng

坐我旁邊是時尚雜誌Another Magazine 和Nowness 的記者Isabella Burley。特別喜歡她的necklace
My company of the evening, the beautiful Isabella Burley of ANother Magazine/Nowness. Check out her spiky baubles from Tessa Edwards


甘國亮先生和清華大學時尚教育主任張梓楦
HK-based Producer, Actor, Writer and Radio Host Mr Kam Kwok Leung and Tsing Hua University’s Director of Fashion Mr Zhang Zi Xuan

劉嘉玲和香港著名化妝師ZING也在場!
Hong Kong actress Carina Lau and renowned make-up artist Zing at the table

我和妹妹一起排排坐
My sister Ingrid Chen (left) and I smiling for the cameras

廣告里的帥哥,倫敦設計師Charlie Casely -Hayford
JOYCE by Romeo Gigli campaign boy menswear designer and London It-Boy Charlie Casely-Hayford

Isabellea Burley, Charlie Casely-Hayford 和巴黎時尚博主Dennise Elias
Isabella Burley, Charlie Casely-Hayford and Paris based Mexican style blogger Dennis Elias of chicmuse at FLY  (photo from Isabella Burley’s Twitter)

我的留念:第一次在國際時尚網站Style.com 出現!
And a little celebration: My very first time on Style.com!

JOYCE by Romeo Gigli 購買地址:
JOYCE
中環新世界大廈
九龍尖沙咀海港城港威商場 G106


Buy JOYCE by Romeo Gigli at:
JOYCE :
www.joyce.com
G/F New World Tower, Central
G106 Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

:: wunderlotte ::