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December 1st 2016 – After presenting the capsule collection with prestigious New York retailer Kith by Ronnie Fieg, Iceberg follows through its project with the launch of a new communication campaign based on the concept of fearlessly creative. The revolutionary new advertising campaign for S/S 2017 will star two top models and key influencers: Sarah Snyder, model and irreverent socialite, and Luka Sabbat, famous model, digital editor and stylist.
Produced entirely in New York, the campaign sees Sarah and Luka taking an active part, not only in the creation of looks as stylists, but snapping shots as photographers of themselves. Digital cameras in hand, the models contributed to the photo shoot interacting spontaneously with each other, just as they usually do in their real and “digital” lives. This concept inspired by the era of social media, immediately goes viral thanks to posts shared on line by Sarah and Luka, during the shoot. The campaign will also include plenty of Instagram stories shared on the net, telling the story of the world of Iceberg. A new interpretation of the Iceberg soul: fearlessly creative.
Meet the Models! Charlie Kennedy, Ewa Wladymiruk, Henry Kitcher, Jena Goldsack, and Rio Allison are the protagonist of the Iceberg Fall/Winter 2016/17 Ad Campaign, shot by Ben Weller and styled by Luke Day. Pop influences rule, with colourful sporty pieces and graphic icons revisited such as Mickey Mouse.
Gilmar Group announces the appointment of London based designer James Long to the position of Creative Director for the Iceberg menswear line.
Renowned for his provocative yet wearable designs, combining an eye for style with meticulous attention to detail, James has become a cornerstone of the booming London menswear scene following his runway debut for Autumn/Winter 2008.
“The sportswear aesthetic, the innovative approach to knitwear, the passion for prints and the employ of technical fabrics, make James Long the right creative director of Iceberg menswear collection, interpreting the DNA of the brand, made of handcrafting, research, knitwear, bold colours and playfulness; always respecting the Made in Italy” says Paolo Gerani, CEO of Gilmar Group.
James Long’s Autumn/Winter 2016 collection for Iceberg menswear will be revealed during Milan Fashion Week in January 2016. James will continue to show his eponymous line at London Collections: Men.
Milan (Italy), June 2015 – Gilmar announces that as of the spring/summer 2016 collection Arthur Arbesser will be the new designer head of creative direction for the Iceberg womenswear line.
A 33-year-old Austrian who lives and works in Milan, Arbesser is currently one of the most interesting young talents on the Italian fashion scene.
The designer launched his signature line in 2013, promptly winning the “Who’s On Next?” award. In May 2015 he was named a finalist for the prestigious LVMH-Prize. In september 2015 his own line will make its catwalk debut during Milan Fashion Week.
“The Iceberg brand has always made a mark for cutting-edge research, the creation of new trends and the scouting of young creatives. Arthur epitomizes both the brand’s DNA and fine Italian craftsmanship, all in one” says Paolo Gerani.
“Iceberg” says Arthur Arbesser “stands for color, graphics, quality and irony, which are all characteristics I share as well. I’m honored to continue the beautiful 40 year long story of this iconic Italian brand.”
The first appointment on Arthur Arbesser’s calendar for Iceberg will be the women’s fashion show in September.
Downtown Gallery is the new advertising campaign by Iceberg: 22 Polaroids, taken by Olivier Zahm to celebrate 40 years of the brand and its history, that has always been close to the art world. The campaign stars 12 faces of Downtown New York, wearing both Spring-Summer 2015 collection and historical pieces, true works of art from the archive of the brand.
In 1974 the brand Iceberg was founded thanks to Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, the first historical designer of the brand.
Paolo Gerani, CEO of the Gilmar group, said: “Downtown Gallery is our new communication project that pays tribute to my family and to Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, art-directed by Olivier Zahm, editor in chief and founder of Purple Magazine. Olivier cleverly interpreted the historical dialogue between Iceberg and the world of culture and art, as at first Oliviero Toscani did in I Contemporanei campaigns (1980-1986) with a gallery of characters including Andy Warhol, Vivienne Westwood, Franco Moschino, Ettore Sottsass, Elio Fiorucci, and as Steven Meisel did later on in the Gente di oggi campaigns (1993 – 1996) with Farrah Fawcett, Sofia Coppola, Iggy Pop and Isabella Rossellini.”
Olivier Zahm wanted to follow up on those historical campaigns, continuing the dialogue with the creativity and art world. “We went straight to the source, Downtown New York, which originally inspired the designer and founder Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, who used to collaborate with Andy Warhol and its Factory. We therefore decided to photograph some vintage iconic pieces from the 70’s together with the new Spring-Summer 2015 collection, in order to tell the story of 40 years history of the brand through iconic faces of today’s New York” says Olivier Zahm.
Inspired by Andy Warhol’s 70s Polaroids, Zahm has used an old Mamiya Press Universal to take portraits of 12 characters, including emerging and historical icons of the world of music, art, photography and entertainment. Thus Zahm portrayed, in addition to himself, musician Donald Cumming and his partner, actress Georgia Ford, journalist and writer Glenn O’Brien, the legendary founder of Sonic Youth Kim Gordon, artist Olaf Breuning, Stella Schnabel, photographer Sandy Kim, artist Rita Ackermann, journalist Karley Sciortino, rapper and performer Mykki Blanco and painter Jeanette Hayes.
Each character has also become the star of a short video in which he or she is filmed in silence just like Andy Warhol used to do in his famous Screen Tests.
The result, “Downtown Gallery”, is a timeless campaign that best expresses the contemporary approach of the brand and its hallmark link with the world of creativity.
Photography: Olivier Zahm, Gianni Oprandi
Art Direction: Olivier Zahm, Gianni Oprandi
Styling: Caroline Gaimari
Video: Julien Carlier & Aurelien Heilbronn
Hair: Jimmy Paul c/o Susan Price
Make-up: Kristin Gallegos c/o The Wall Group