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Introducing Versace VERSUS by Anthony Vaccarello

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Tonight saw the official launch of the first Versace Versus collection with Anthony Vaccarello as creative director. It took place in East London – unsurprising as the collection itself is inspired by Brett Anderson and 1990s Britpop. This is a pretty awesome teaser for Versace considering that the brand is showing a full Versus collection at London Fashion Week in September.

The collection itself was pretty accurately representative of its inspirations and created, marketed and developed for a social media audience – it is immediately available at versusversace.com – the event was also live streamed via Style.com tonight (which you can rewatch) – a really smart digital initiative as it stands, imagine how perfect the future retail model of Style.com would suit this type of activity (so exciting as a e-commerce prospect).

My favourite three menswear pieces are included below. You can shop them here. There are also a handful of intimate Snapchats with Donatella Versace on Snapchat: nikthakkar, and some photos on Instagram.

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Danny Seth – Perception

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This is all so brilliant. The artwork (back and front) for the forthcoming album from Danny Seth, Perception. Designed by Danny Seth, Hamish Stephenson and Yoskarie. #TheBritishAreComing






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Exploring Soma Bay

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Last week was spent in what can only be described as a paradise within a vastness of expansive desert – Egypt’s Soma Bay. We spent five days exploring the resort – comprised of a number of hotels, golf clubs, diving centres, spas and beaches.

The tag line Egypt’s Best Kept Secret is 100% on point. The experience was beyond unique. I’ve included a visual diary of our week below and you can also check out Ella’s blog for more shoots and details on the culinary experiences.

My personal highlights included:

Dinner at The Kempinski’s Bamboo Shoot

An incredible luxury sushi bar hidden in the depths of Soma Bay’s Kempinski Hotel serving Pan Asian cuisine

Thalasso Spa Experience

An hour long and rather intense salt water massage experience situated in the hotel we were staying at – La Residence des Cascades. Guides from within the spa took us through a rigorous and relaxing treatment programme that stayed true to pre-Industrial revolution Egyptian culture.

The Bay Itself

Pictured above, it was ideal for windsurfing, snorkeling (the Orca Dive centre is situated around the corner) and relaxing – the actual bay of Soma Bay has to be the most visually astounding and placidly breathtaking, turquoise Red Sea hidden gem.

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Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male with Jarrod Scott

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Remember the brilliant short film On The Docks from Gaultier? Well the one and only Jarrod Scott has returned to front the new Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male fragrance campaign. The fragrance is actually a reinterpretation of the Le Male fragrance launched in 1995 and comes packaged in the iconic torso bottle with blue and black stripes.