STREET FASHION SHOW | INTRODUCING THE FW18 COLLECTIONS

Iceberg

Taking clues from iconic ICEBERG ad campaigns Creative Director James Long cut ‘n’ shuts knit, musical eras and key points within ICEBERG’s history to make a collection filled with attitude: “I’m fresh I don’t need to impress”.

Made in Italy but with a London spirit the ICEBERG family comes alive on the catwalk in an explosion of youthful energy and colour. Mixing fabrics, a classic parka blazes with plasticised knit logos, an overcoat exits with a new Mickey Mouse graphic while full knitted looks sparkle with sequins.

Intarsia multi logo down jackets have structured sleeves, leather is studded, double denim, jacquards and hand knit jumpers are three or more graphics sliced into the one garment.

Sneakers, sock trainers and hiking shoes with contrast laces are perfect for pounding the city scape. Stiff ICEBERG shoppers in pop colours push you through the crowds as you strut your own personal catwalk.

The public show (happening directly after the main catwalk presentation) was inspired by this idea of making the city your own. Models walk between via Sant’Andrea, via Montenapoleone, Piazza San Babila, Piazza Duomo, Piazza Castello and Piazza XXV Aprile, through all the iconic symbols of Milan dressed in ICEBERG the iconic symbol of positive rebellion.

ICE PLAY | SASSY, FRESH AND COLOURFUL AD Campaign SS 2018

Iceberg

Elodie Di Patrizi and Stefano De Martino are the faces for the new spring/summer advertising campaign for ICE PLAY.

Fashion and music.

These two artists are the ideal endorsements of a partnership that perfectly embodies the unique, decisive style of this collection.

A pop-street attitude for sportswear with strong contemporary urban inspiration.

Dynamic shots, an absolute explosion of vitality and colours an absolute explosion of vitality and colours that are the maximum expression of all this brand’s energy.

Boldly and intensely ICE PLAY

ICEBERG | VIC MENSA AND SITA ABELLAN THE STARS OF THE SS18 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

Iceberg

Music beats in the heart of Iceberg. The rapper Vic Mensa is the “rebel angel” and the techno-princess model Sita Abellan, set the rhythm of the new SS18 campaign.
Striking images. Once again the young American photographer Samuel Trotter shots – indoor and outdoor – a series of portraits in black & white or color.

Chicago is the new creative hub. On the background an urban landscape made of infinite highways and suspension bridges. It’s a story of cool images and street style made of knitwear, bikers, trousers, logo jackets, destroyed denim and, rainbow lurex.
James Long, creative director of the brand, perfectly translates the work of Jean-Charles de Castelbajac into a modern version, presenting a superbly stylish and eclectic collection.
The result? A luxury streetwear collection with a 100% POP spirit and a playful and colourful attitude.

ICE PLAY | THE NEW FW 2017/18 AD CAMPAIGN EASY, FRESH AND PLAYFUL

Ice Play

Elodie Di Patrizi and Stefano De Martino are the new testimonials of the new FW 2017/18 ICE PLAY AD campaign. Fashion and Art, a perfect bond that refers to the DNA of the Maison Iceberg.
A dynamic lineup and a vibrant colours palette Sporty attitude, pop art, animal prints and Pac-Man graphics create a kaleidoscopic effect.
An injection of energy and an explosion of colours for a strong, urban and contemporary sportswear.
ICE PLAY: Italian heart, POP spirit and constant creative research.

ICEBERG LAUNCHES AN INNOVATIVE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN, INTEGRATED WITH THE SOCIAL WORLD, WITH SARAH SNYDER AND LUKA SABBAT AS BRAND AMBASSADOR AND STYLISTS.

Arthur Arbesser

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.

JAMES LONG IS APPOINTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ICEBERG MENSWEAR

James Long - Iceberg menswear

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.

ICEBERG:  ARTHUR ARBESSER ASSUMES CREATIVE DIRECTION OF THE WOMEN’S LINE

Arthur Arbesser

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.

ICEBERG SS15 ADV CAMPAIGN – DOWNTOWN GALLERY

“DOWNTOWN GALLERY”

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.

CREDITS

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

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