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CRISTIANO RONALDO DENIM LINE

Cristiano Ronaldo is making another play in the fashion world. The world-famous soccer player has been designing men’s underwear for his label CR7 (and modeling it, too!) since 2013. But this spring, he’s covering up those sexy legs of his for his newest venture — a CR7 Denim line for men that launches on June 1st.

“In the past, I’ve really struggled to find premium denim that’s actually comfortable when you’re on the move,” the Portuguese athlete, 32, tells PEOPLE exclusively. “This is something that was really important to me when we started developing CR7 Denim. I wanted these jeans to be made to be lived in.”

“I’m a person that believes in constantly moving forward and progressing in life, both on and off the playing field,” he says. “And I believe that if you’re not truly comfortable, then you’re not truly living. CR7 is a brand for people that live by these same philosophies.”

“I love the skinny jeans, and we have a particular pair in a navy resin color with white paint splatter that have become my go-to,” he tells us of the style, shown below, which retails for $129.50. “I actually wore them in the brand campaign film, and haven’t been able to take them off since. There’s just something about these jeans that really fit my athletic build perfectly.”

ZIMMERMANN’S SPRING 2017 AD CAMPAIGN

DIY meets Eighties femininity in Nicky Zimmermann’s romantic spring 2017.Gone are the days of DIY for Nicky Zimmermann — as her brand has become a cult favorite with vintage- and beach-loving girls worldwide — and yet that didn’t stop her from taking her spring collection on a reminiscent journey back to Stranded, her and her friends’ club of choice in Sydney, Australia in the Eighties. “It’s kind of my take on the Eighties, because where I grew up was kind of isolated to the subcultures that were happening — it was a bit more parody,” she explained. In her show notes, she offered details: “We made everything ourselves; it was more about expressing yourself. We ripped up tutus, we stole dad’s shirts, found old pieces of lace. We tied, we tattered, tangled and frayed.”

What’s regularly remarkable about Zimmermann is the brand’s ability to produce high-quality, intricate workmanship while retailing at a sub-designer price point. One piece, a white lace and purply floral menagerie of wraps and tiers (essentially a souped-up prairie dress), was especially striking in terms of its construction. It also featured an off-the-shoulder element, which is proving to be quite trendy in the early stages of NYFW.

TOM FORD | SPRING 2017

It’s been a busy week chez Tom Ford.

Ford was one of a handful of designers—Burberry’s Christopher Bailey and Tommy Hilfiger among them—to pioneer the see-now-buy-now model when he hosted a starry dinner, runway show, and Leon Bridges performance at the Four Seasons last September. It was the most glamorous New York Fashion Week moment since Beyoncé, Julianne Moore, and Lauren Hutton, et al. walked his debut womenswear catwalk back in 2010. But Ford’s see-now-buy-now experiment is to be short-lived.

He’ll be on the official New York Fashion Week calendar come September, showing not an in-season collection, but a Spring 2018 collection. “It was good to try see-now-buy-now, and I’m glad I did, and eventually that’s how the industry will work,” Ford said. “But right now, the shows and store delivery dates aren’t aligned. We missed crucial weeks of selling time and valuable long-lead press.” He’s also moving his women’s atelier to Los Angeles from London.

Ford wasn’t saying if we can expect a Four Seasons–type experience, but knowing him, the odds are it won’t be your basic run-of-the-mill runway show. “Especially in this moment of designer musical chairs,” he said, “the best thing to be is true to your brand. And I have a brand, I have a following.” For Fall, he’s giving his followers very fitted tailoring (“my customer responds to that. When it’s boxy, it’s not as strong”) colorful, drape-y cocktail numbers with zesty stockings to match, equally bright shearling and fox furs, and high-shine black patent outerwear.

PARIS FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 3

PARIS FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 3

PARIS FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 3

PARIS, FRANCE. MARCH 5, 2015 – Paris Fashion Week F/W 2015 RTW Day 3 is running, here we bring you the best runways for you to enjoy and check at the new trends for Fall Winter in Ready-to-Wear.

Now take a look at the Paris Fashion Week F/W 2015 RTW Day 3 runways.

LOEWE F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

“You have to commit,” he said firmly, as he described the process that determined the character of his new collection. “It was finished in summer, the look was done, the image was there three weeks before Christmas.”

ROLAND MOURET F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

“The collection is for a woman who uses words, both for their poetry and their violence,” explained Mouret backstage. “And in music, I am attracted to people who don’t hesitate to open their mouths.”

CARVEN F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

“Make it electric,” said new designer Adrien Caillaudaud. “She is a nice Parisienne, but now we want to give her a nice twist, to electrolyze her.”

DROME F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
MANISH ARORA F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

Manish Arora wants people to know that “winter is coming”

ANN DEMEULEMEESTER F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
PACO RABANNE F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

Julien Dossena has done it again. His fall/winter 2015 show for Paco Rabanne was another considered, sporty chic lineup that put an accent on new volumes, impressive fabric developments and novel disk dress updates.

BALMAIN F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

Ostensibly this show was meant to be a celebration of Paris as a global melting pot of cultures, races and religions. A cosmopolitan capital city that embraces all and refuses nothing.

AF VANDEVORST F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
BARBARA BUI F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
RICK OWENS F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
CHRISTIAN WIJNANTS F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
LANVIN F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

“Fashion is a human story,” he insisted, “an industry that makes things with its hands. High tech stole the glamour of fashion.”

GOSIA BACZYNSKA F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
PARIS FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 2

PARIS FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 2

PARIS FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 2

PARIS, FRANCE. MARCH 4, 2015 – Paris Fashion Week F/W 2015 RTW Day 2 is running, here we bring you the best runways for you to enjoy and check at the new trends for Fall Winter in Ready-to-Wear.

Now take a look at the Paris Fashion Week F/W 2015 RTW Day 2 runways.

YIQING YIN F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
COMPTOIR DES COTONNIERS X ANNE VALÉRIE HASH F/W 2015  PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
LEMAIRE F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

At Lemaire, rebranded last January to sole moniker of its eponymous founder, it was so. The work of Christophe Lemaire, its languidly ascetic purity, always eschewed any blatant displays, removed sentimentality and promoted a form of restraint. That was still the case, evident in the way an overcoat enveloped the silhouette or in the restrained palette of urban neutrals, in black, blues and creams.

BOUCHRA JARRAR F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
ATSURO TAYAMA F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
CEDRIC CHARLIER F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

At Cédric Charlier’s show on Wednesday, the designer had one of the chicest actresses of her generation sitting in the front row. Charlotte Rampling, with her hooded gaze that gave nothing away, took in the designer’s colorful and sporty collection and was the first to congratulate Charlier backstage afterwards.

“I was looking to create a pure and sporty line that defined a silhouette that is active and ergonomic. A shape that fits with our times,” said Charlier about his intent for fall/winter 2015 offering.

GUY LAROCHE F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
YANG LI F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

“Tension,” said (apparently utterly un-tense) Yang Li after his Fall show: “It was absolutely about tension.” Tension is a positive force? “You have to destroy to create.” Ah, that old chestnut. Then what was he destroying today? “Well, with my hands, in the lineup, I was destroying the clothes.”

“I find beautiful what happens after.”

DRIES VAN NOTEN F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

The first outfit and the last told the story of Dries Van Noten’s exquisite new collection. “Grounded glamour” was his theme, and from the moment Lia Pavlova stepped out on the runway (it truly qualified for that designation, stretching the entirety of a magnificent salon in the Hôtel de Ville), Van Noten’s intentions were clear—and his aim was true.

“It was all different woman,” said Van Noten after the show.

GAUCHÈRE F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
SHARON WAUCHOB F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
ROCHAS F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
AGANOVICH F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
ALEXIS MABILLE F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
VIONNET F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
H&M STUDIO F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
PARIS FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 1

PARIS FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 1

PARIS FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 1

PARIS, FRANCE. MARCH 3, 2015 – Paris Fashion Week F/W 2015 RTW Day 1 is running, here we bring you the best runways for you to enjoy and check at the new trends for Fall Winter in Ready-to-Wear.

Now take a look at the Paris Fashion Week F/W 2015 RTW Day 1 runways.

 VICTORIA BECKHAM F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
EACH X OTHER F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

“Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music.” Continuing Goethe’s thought, you could posit that fashion is the stopgap that puts architecture back in movement. For their first show in Paris, Each x Other chose the Palais de Tokyo’s Yoyo. In this perfect backdrop for the art-meets-fashion brand founded by Jenny Mannerheim and Ilan Delouis, the words of Robert Montgomery blazed out from the back wall.

CHRISTINE PHUNG F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
A.KNACKFUSS F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
PASCAL MILLET F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
GROUND ZERO F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
DÉVASTÉE F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

What stood out on the Devastée runway today is how well Ophelie Klere and François Alary know fabric. The devoré pattern of an intarsia knit, with Monster Munch-like smiley faces in a minute houndstooth standing out on a cream background, made that eminently clear. A monochrome palette highlighted textures just exactly, while the happy gloom of their motifs traced their way throughout.

NEHERA F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
ANTHONY VACCARELLO F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
JACQUEMUS F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW

“Je suis un sauvage et je connais pas d’autre façon de vivre,” sing-sang a childish voice with lines picked from chief Si’ahl’s 1854 address. Unlike previous seasons, there was a raw intensity here that belied the levity of models padding around barefoot.

ANNE SOFIE MADSEN F/W 2015 PARIS FASHION WEEK RTW
MILAN FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 6

MILAN FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 6

MILAN FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 6

MILAN, ITALY. MARCH 2, 2015 – Milan Fashion Week F/W 2015 RTW Day 6 is running, here we bring you the best runways for you to enjoy and check at the new trends for Fall Winter in Ready-to-Wear.

Now take a look at the Milan Fashion Week F/W 2015 RTW Day 6 runways.

DSQUARED² F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW

Instead of doing their typical theatrical staging background, designers Dean and Dan Caten went minimal. Crafting a monolithic wall out of what appeared to be marble and inserting into it a stone staircase. The duo didn’t want to give anything away, not even via one of their traditionally playful show notes. Not that you ever really needed them, as each season’s theme was usually self-evident as soon as the first model hit the catwalk.

Accessory lovers will have a field day with all the tribal-embellished handbags, furry strappy heels and fur accent pieces.

GIORGIO ARMANI F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW

The one thing that really had the audience buzzing at the Giorgio Armani show, which marked the end of Milan Fashion Week, was the pants. The designer came up with a trouser silhouette that looked original, odd and undeniably appealing.

He morphed a wrap front skirt into slim pants that were constructed so that the hem of the skirt grew out from the knees of the trousers to swathe the waistline. It was a silhouette that could hide a multitude of sins.

 

TER ET BANTINE F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW
MILA SCHON F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW
MILAN FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 5

MILAN FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 5

MILAN FASHION WEEK F/W 2015 RTW DAY 5

MILAN, ITALY. MARCH 1, 2015 – Milan Fashion Week F/W 2015 RTW Day 5 is running, here we bring you the best runways for you to enjoy and check at the new trends for Fall Winter in Ready-to-Wear.

Now take a look at the Milan Fashion Week F/W 2015 RTW Day 5 runways

MARNI F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW

This was a streamlined show that had a razor sharp precision to its execution. The effect was achieved by Castiglioni’s clever choice to use thick fabrics that she then placed, almost like paneling, over the models’ bodies.

MASSIMO REBECCHI F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW
JOHN RICHMOND F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW
LAURA BIAGIOTTI F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW
DOLCE & GABBANA F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW

Dolce & Gabbana Winter 2016 Womens Fashion Show was inspired by The Mother, the heart of the family.

The Designers had a very intimate and personal approach when creating this collection, because the image of the mother that inspired them, comes from their own memories as children and they explored it from an aesthetic point of view. The collection is very sensual, but at the same time iconic of the DNA of Dolce & Gabbana.

MSGM F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW

“The leather lace was made exclusively for us and it is interesting because it is a spirograph.  The whole collection is made in Italy — all our stuff is — from the sweatshirts to the embroidery,” Giorgetti told backstage, adding that patchwork was a fundamental aspect.

“There is intricate wool patchwork and patchwork of furs like astrakhan,” he added.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW

Ferragamo isn’t a brand bothered by trends. Massimiliano Giornetti, its creative director, has been steering in a classic but not conservative direction of late—call it minimal-ish—after earlier, glitzier collections.

TRUSSARDI F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW

“I really felt the need to go to essentialism and purity,” she said backstage before her show today. “Let’s call it neo-minimalism, because of this cultural too-much that I am breathing at the moment. Too much information, too much stimulation.”

AU JOUR LE JOUR F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW

The Au Jour Le Jour woman is clearly growing up—or whatever playing the disco queen means. “It is a natural process,” said designers Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez backstage. “As we are growing up ourselves, we want the collection to evolve. This season, for instance, we avoided our trademark overblown prints and went for a personal take on glamour.”

MISSONI F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW
I’M ISOLA MARRAS F/W 2015 MILAN FASHION WEEK RTW