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CHIMI x H&M announce a collaboration
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CHIMI x H&M announce a collaboration

Accessories With summer around the corner, H&M announces a collaboration with CHIMI, the Stockholm-based brand known for their colorful and creative eyewear. The collection features unique sunglasses, but also stylish clothing and accessories – the first ever by CHIMI. Retro-inspired silhouettes get a modern streetwear update, while the signature colour choices of CHIMI include a range of edgy pastels and classic black. The CHIMI x H&M collection is a global online exclusive and will be available on hm.com from 4 June 2020.       The CHIMI x H&M collaboration is a capsule collection featuring three unique styles of sunglasses, each made from chunky acetate. There is also a short-sleeved shirt, drawstring shorts and bucket hat in linen-Tencel blends and sporty polyesters, plus pool slides and a bag. Details such as wider shirt collars and slightly higher hem on the shorts show a sense of playfulness while being fashion-forward. Designed together by H&M and CHIMI, all pieces in the collection have the distinctive CHIMI color choice – pastel yellow, blue, pink and purple. A cool grey for the clothes and accessories, pastel yellow, green, purple, and black for the sunglasses.      “With this H&M collaboration, we wanted to encourage people to see beauty in places around them, creating good summer memories in a joyous way. In these peculiar times, we thought this positive message could give an extra spark to people’s lives. Each piece in the collection puts a twist on an iconic item, from our signature sunglasses to bowling shirts, and we believe that with H&M we’ve created something new and exciting.” - Charlie Lindström and Jonas Löhr, Co-Founders of CHIMI.     “We’ve always admired CHIMI for their vibrant spirit, versatility and eye for color so it’s fantastic that we could join forces to collaborate on this capsule collection. It feels great to offer our customers both iconic eyewear and clothes in this range, but mostly to introduce a little happiness through fashion and colour during this extraordinary time. The design process with CHIMI was a lot of fun and I think that really comes through with each piece in the collection – it’s upbeat, accessible style for all.”- Ross Lydon, Head of Menswear Design at H&M     With summer around the corner, H&M announces a collaboration with CHIMI, the Stockholm-based brand known for their colorful and creative eyewear. The collection features unique sunglasses, but also stylish clothing and accessories – the first ever by CHIMI. Retro-inspired silhouettes get a modern streetwear update, while the signature colour choices of CHIMI include a range of edgy pastels and classic black. The CHIMI x H&M collection is a global online exclusive and will be available on hm.com from 4 June 2020.       The CHIMI x H&M collaboration is a capsule collection featuring three unique styles of sunglasses, each made from chunky acetate. There is also a short-sleeved shirt, drawstring shorts and bucket hat in linen-Tencel blends and sporty polyesters, plus pool slides and a bag. Details such as wider shirt collars and slightly higher hem on the shorts show a sense of playfulness while being fashion-forward. Designed together by H&M and CHIMI, all pieces in the collection have the distinctive CHIMI color choice – pastel yellow, blue, pink and purple. A cool grey for the clothes and accessories, pastel yellow, green, purple, and black for the sunglasses.      “With this H&M collaboration, we wanted to encourage people to see beauty in places around them, creating good summer memories in a joyous way. In these peculiar times, we thought this positive message could give an extra spark to people’s lives. Each piece in the collection puts a twist on an iconic item, from our signature sunglasses to bowling shirts, and we believe that with H&M we’ve created something new and exciting.” - Charlie Lindström and Jonas Löhr, Co-Founders of CHIMI.     “We’ve always admired CHIMI for their vibrant spirit, versatility and eye for color so it’s fantastic that we could join forces to collaborate on this capsule collection. It feels great to offer our customers both iconic eyewear and clothes in this range, but mostly to introduce a little happiness through fashion and colour during this extraordinary time. The design process with CHIMI was a lot of fun and I think that really comes through with each piece in the collection – it’s upbeat, accessible style for all.”- Ross Lydon, Head of Menswear Design at H&M    

Christian Louboutin expands the Nude Collection for 2020
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Christian Louboutin expands the Nude Collection for 2020

Accessories Widely regarded as a pioneering act in the world of fashion, the Nudes collection has always embodied the ever-present idea of diversity in Christian Louboutin’s designs. For the designer, Nude isn’t just a colour – it’s a concept. Originally launched in 2013 with five shades, the collection has steadily evolved into something much bigger, becoming an ode to inclusivity, regardless of gender, and a core part of the Maison’s values.        “The Nudes shoe doesn’t dress the leg but continues to undress it. The shoe disappears in favor of the silhouette of the leg, like an illusion. The leg is no longer wearing a shoe: it simply dissolves into a shoe and that’s what gives it its radiance.” -Christian Louboutin     From five shades to eight, the Nudes family is now bigger than ever, with Spring-Summer 2020 introducing new styles for women and for the first time ever, a selection of men’s pieces, including two unisex models. Designed to make the perfect companion for this year’s summer adventures, the first is the Pool Stud, its thick rubber soles and signature studs ideal for pool-side lounging. Back in the city, the Louis Jr low top sneaker keeps things chic with its pared back lines and sleek contours. Over on women’s, the Cheeky Point booty is sure to win hearts over with a mesh upper, patent toe cap and dainty bow, its ladylike appeal an elegant twist on the Nudes theme.      No collection would be complete without a range of bags for stashing those all-important essentials, and this year there’s something for everyone. Designed for both the masculine and the feminine wardrobe, you can always count on the Nude LoubiLab bag to provide style on-the-go with its signature studs and contrasting Louboutin red body strap. Broadening the offer further, three of the Maison’s most iconic women’s styles including the Elisa, have also been given the Nudes treatment.     Launching exclusively online worldwide from May 27th , the Nudes collection will be available on Christian Louboutin’s European and US online boutiques, as well as in the new boutique opening in mid-July in rue Saint-Honoré, in Paris. And believe us when we say, everyone will be welcome! Widely regarded as a pioneering act in the world of fashion, the Nudes collection has always embodied the ever-present idea of diversity in Christian Louboutin’s designs. For the designer, Nude isn’t just a colour – it’s a concept. Originally launched in 2013 with five shades, the collection has steadily evolved into something much bigger, becoming an ode to inclusivity, regardless of gender, and a core part of the Maison’s values.        “The Nudes shoe doesn’t dress the leg but continues to undress it. The shoe disappears in favor of the silhouette of the leg, like an illusion. The leg is no longer wearing a shoe: it simply dissolves into a shoe and that’s what gives it its radiance.” -Christian Louboutin     From five shades to eight, the Nudes family is now bigger than ever, with Spring-Summer 2020 introducing new styles for women and for the first time ever, a selection of men’s pieces, including two unisex models. Designed to make the perfect companion for this year’s summer adventures, the first is the Pool Stud, its thick rubber soles and signature studs ideal for pool-side lounging. Back in the city, the Louis Jr low top sneaker keeps things chic with its pared back lines and sleek contours. Over on women’s, the Cheeky Point booty is sure to win hearts over with a mesh upper, patent toe cap and dainty bow, its ladylike appeal an elegant twist on the Nudes theme.      No collection would be complete without a range of bags for stashing those all-important essentials, and this year there’s something for everyone. Designed for both the masculine and the feminine wardrobe, you can always count on the Nude LoubiLab bag to provide style on-the-go with its signature studs and contrasting Louboutin red body strap. Broadening the offer further, three of the Maison’s most iconic women’s styles including the Elisa, have also been given the Nudes treatment.     Launching exclusively online worldwide from May 27th , the Nudes collection will be available on Christian Louboutin’s European and US online boutiques, as well as in the new boutique opening in mid-July in rue Saint-Honoré, in Paris. And believe us when we say, everyone will be welcome!

#ProudInMyCalvins
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#ProudInMyCalvins

Fashion Pride isn’t just a month, it’s a year-round celebration.   For Pride 2020, Calvin Klein will have an ‘always on’ approach. As brands continue to saturate Pride, we aim to break throughthe rainbow clutterwith an authenticcampaign that engages, inspires and supports conversion through a multi-channelprogram. They are excited to launch #PROUDINMYCALVINS together with an authentic, personal and motivating year-round storytelling. #PROUDINMYCALVINS   CALVIN KLEIN is excited to closely collaborate with the LGBTQIA+ community highlighting individuals who are writing their own story and reshaping the industry in their own right.     CALVIN KLEIN’s latest campaign #PROUDINMYCALVINS, is a celebration of self-love and identities across the gender spectrum. It encourages unfiltered self-expression and embracing each person’s interests, quirks, passions, personalities, flaws, beauty, sexuality, gender, and pride.     The campaign features many cool  talents: Pablo Vittar, Chella Man, Mary V, Reece King, Jari Jones, Gia Woods, Tommy Dorfman, Mina Gerges, Ama Elsesser.   Shop the collection now on calvinklein.nl - https://www.calvinklein.nl/pride   “Calvin Klein, Inc. partners with a consortium of LGBTQ+ organizations around the world both in celebration of its Pride collection, and in an ongoing capacity.” Pride isn’t just a month, it’s a year-round celebration.   For Pride 2020, Calvin Klein will have an ‘always on’ approach. As brands continue to saturate Pride, we aim to break throughthe rainbow clutterwith an authenticcampaign that engages, inspires and supports conversion through a multi-channelprogram. They are excited to launch #PROUDINMYCALVINS together with an authentic, personal and motivating year-round storytelling. #PROUDINMYCALVINS   CALVIN KLEIN is excited to closely collaborate with the LGBTQIA+ community highlighting individuals who are writing their own story and reshaping the industry in their own right.     CALVIN KLEIN’s latest campaign #PROUDINMYCALVINS, is a celebration of self-love and identities across the gender spectrum. It encourages unfiltered self-expression and embracing each person’s interests, quirks, passions, personalities, flaws, beauty, sexuality, gender, and pride.     The campaign features many cool  talents: Pablo Vittar, Chella Man, Mary V, Reece King, Jari Jones, Gia Woods, Tommy Dorfman, Mina Gerges, Ama Elsesser.   Shop the collection now on calvinklein.nl - https://www.calvinklein.nl/pride   “Calvin Klein, Inc. partners with a consortium of LGBTQ+ organizations around the world both in celebration of its Pride collection, and in an ongoing capacity.”

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Adidas and Allbirds announced a collaborative project
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Adidas and Allbirds announced a collaborative project

Accessories Adidas and Allbirds announced a collaborative project to accelerate solutions to reduce the 700M metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted by the footwear industry annually1. The partnership aims to innovate on manufacturing and supply chain processes in addition to exploring renewable material resources, resulting in the creation of the lowest carbon footprint ever recorded for a sports performance shoe.      To achieve this unprecedented goal, Adidas and Allbirds will open the doors to each other's suite of sustainable innovations and unlock the opportunity to set a new industry standard in the fight against climate change.       "Our brands don't want to just participate in the sustainability conversation, we want to continue being catalysts and creators of substantial improvement," says James Carnes, VP of Adidas Brand Strategy. "The recent progress that our brands have made in the name of sustainable innovation has created the perfect momentum for this partnership to influence industry practices forever.       "There is an urgent need to reduce our global carbon number, and this mission is bigger than just Allbirds or Adidas," says Tim Brown, co-CEO of Allbirds. "Whether we realize it or not this is a race that we are all running together as a planet and it is one that trumps the day-to-day competition of individual companies. I am hopeful that this partnership will be an example for others to follow as we pursue a more sustainable, net zero carbon future."       Everything has a carbon footprint-the production of a product emits carbon dioxide (along with other greenhouse gasses) that contributes to climate change. To create a product with the lowest carbon footprint possible, the collaboration will explore innovations across the entire supply chain-from material choices to manufacturing facilities and transportation methods that utilize renewable energy and fuels. Currently, the average running shoe has a carbon footprint of approximately 13.6 kg CO22.      "While we are prioritizing the planet, we're staying committed to improving the athlete's experience," says Carnes. "That means the end result should yield no compromises for athletes or the planet."     The project is dedicated to creating an athletic shoe that meets Adidas performance standards, which are among the most stringent in the industry. To ensure we are holding ourselves to the highest standards, the shoe's carbon footprint will be analyzed using Allbirds's life cycle assessment tool, which measures the end-to-end carbon emissions.       "Our great hope is that this partnership will catalyze other people to share both their best ideas and research so that we can work together in the fight to live more sustainably," says Brown. "This is a problem that won't be solved by one company alone."       Adidas has committed to a 30% reduction in its carbon footprint by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 as part of its End Plastic Waste initiative. Allbirds's "Tread Lighter" program represents its ongoing practices to measure and reduce emissions across the entirety of the business, offsetting anything remaining to maintain a 100% carbon neutral business.       To find out more about Adidas' End Plastic Waste initiative, visit www.adidas.com/sustainability. To learn more about Allbirds's "Tread Lighter" program and the company's carbon reduction initiatives, visit www.allbirds.com/sustainability. Adidas and Allbirds announced a collaborative project to accelerate solutions to reduce the 700M metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted by the footwear industry annually1. The partnership aims to innovate on manufacturing and supply chain processes in addition to exploring renewable material resources, resulting in the creation of the lowest carbon footprint ever recorded for a sports performance shoe.      To achieve this unprecedented goal, Adidas and Allbirds will open the doors to each other's suite of sustainable innovations and unlock the opportunity to set a new industry standard in the fight against climate change.       "Our brands don't want to just participate in the sustainability conversation, we want to continue being catalysts and creators of substantial improvement," says James Carnes, VP of Adidas Brand Strategy. "The recent progress that our brands have made in the name of sustainable innovation has created the perfect momentum for this partnership to influence industry practices forever.       "There is an urgent need to reduce our global carbon number, and this mission is bigger than just Allbirds or Adidas," says Tim Brown, co-CEO of Allbirds. "Whether we realize it or not this is a race that we are all running together as a planet and it is one that trumps the day-to-day competition of individual companies. I am hopeful that this partnership will be an example for others to follow as we pursue a more sustainable, net zero carbon future."       Everything has a carbon footprint-the production of a product emits carbon dioxide (along with other greenhouse gasses) that contributes to climate change. To create a product with the lowest carbon footprint possible, the collaboration will explore innovations across the entire supply chain-from material choices to manufacturing facilities and transportation methods that utilize renewable energy and fuels. Currently, the average running shoe has a carbon footprint of approximately 13.6 kg CO22.      "While we are prioritizing the planet, we're staying committed to improving the athlete's experience," says Carnes. "That means the end result should yield no compromises for athletes or the planet."     The project is dedicated to creating an athletic shoe that meets Adidas performance standards, which are among the most stringent in the industry. To ensure we are holding ourselves to the highest standards, the shoe's carbon footprint will be analyzed using Allbirds's life cycle assessment tool, which measures the end-to-end carbon emissions.       "Our great hope is that this partnership will catalyze other people to share both their best ideas and research so that we can work together in the fight to live more sustainably," says Brown. "This is a problem that won't be solved by one company alone."       Adidas has committed to a 30% reduction in its carbon footprint by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 as part of its End Plastic Waste initiative. Allbirds's "Tread Lighter" program represents its ongoing practices to measure and reduce emissions across the entirety of the business, offsetting anything remaining to maintain a 100% carbon neutral business.       To find out more about Adidas' End Plastic Waste initiative, visit www.adidas.com/sustainability. To learn more about Allbirds's "Tread Lighter" program and the company's carbon reduction initiatives, visit www.allbirds.com/sustainability.

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN X MYTHERESA: EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH OF THE ‘’NUDES’’ COLLECTION
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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN X MYTHERESA: EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH OF THE ‘’NUDES’’ COLLECTION

Accessories Luxury online retailer Mytheresa will exclusively launch the renowned French fashion designer Christian  Louboutin’s Nudes collection, available globally on May 27, 2020 on both Womenswear and Menswear homepages.   Widely regarded as a pioneering act in the world of fashion, the Nudes collec on has always em-bodied the ever-present idea of diversity. For Christian an Louboutin, “The Nudes shoe doesn’t dressthe leg but con nues to undress it. The shoe disappears in favor of the silhoue e of the leg, like an illusion. The leg is no longer wearing a shoe: it simply dissolves into a shoe and that’s what gives its radiance‘’.   True to Louboutin’s elegant aesthetic, the Nudes collection is an ode to inclusivity reinterpreting the brand’s signature styles in now eight nude shades, all featuring the designer’s iconic glossy redsoles. The Nudes collection comprises stilettos os adorned with a bow, pumps embellished with shimmering silver crystals, as well as thick rubber sole slides and low top sneakers with slick contours. A range of bags and accessories also got the Nudes treatment, including the LoubiLab bag and its signature studs and contrasting Louboutin red body strap, ensuring that the exclusive collection will make the perfect companion for this year’s summer adventures. The Christian Louboutin Nudes collec on will be available exclusively online on Mytheresa from May 27th within a dedicated editorial story campaign directed by Mytheresa Global Crea ve Director Ju-lian Paul and shot by Patrick Houi, featuring models Ronja Furrer, Nur Hellmann and Carl Schultz. Luxury online retailer Mytheresa will exclusively launch the renowned French fashion designer Christian  Louboutin’s Nudes collection, available globally on May 27, 2020 on both Womenswear and Menswear homepages.   Widely regarded as a pioneering act in the world of fashion, the Nudes collec on has always em-bodied the ever-present idea of diversity. For Christian an Louboutin, “The Nudes shoe doesn’t dressthe leg but con nues to undress it. The shoe disappears in favor of the silhoue e of the leg, like an illusion. The leg is no longer wearing a shoe: it simply dissolves into a shoe and that’s what gives its radiance‘’.   True to Louboutin’s elegant aesthetic, the Nudes collection is an ode to inclusivity reinterpreting the brand’s signature styles in now eight nude shades, all featuring the designer’s iconic glossy redsoles. The Nudes collection comprises stilettos os adorned with a bow, pumps embellished with shimmering silver crystals, as well as thick rubber sole slides and low top sneakers with slick contours. A range of bags and accessories also got the Nudes treatment, including the LoubiLab bag and its signature studs and contrasting Louboutin red body strap, ensuring that the exclusive collection will make the perfect companion for this year’s summer adventures. The Christian Louboutin Nudes collec on will be available exclusively online on Mytheresa from May 27th within a dedicated editorial story campaign directed by Mytheresa Global Crea ve Director Ju-lian Paul and shot by Patrick Houi, featuring models Ronja Furrer, Nur Hellmann and Carl Schultz.

Ultra-Matte Accessories
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Ultra-Matte Accessories

Accessories The emblematic Lady Dior, the Saddle bag and belt, and the 30 Montaigne glasses and bag now come in an ultra-matte finish for ultimate elegance. With Dior’s timeless signatures, these accessories reinvent precious uniqueness, revealing their versatility and an endless potential for variation. Dressed in captivating colors – immaculate white, pink, gray, green and blue – they bring a touch of audacity to every look.    more on Dior.com The emblematic Lady Dior, the Saddle bag and belt, and the 30 Montaigne glasses and bag now come in an ultra-matte finish for ultimate elegance. With Dior’s timeless signatures, these accessories reinvent precious uniqueness, revealing their versatility and an endless potential for variation. Dressed in captivating colors – immaculate white, pink, gray, green and blue – they bring a touch of audacity to every look.    more on Dior.com

Louis Vuitton opens a newly designed store  in Rotterdam’s department store de Bijenkorf
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Louis Vuitton opens a newly designed store in Rotterdam’s department store de Bijenkorf

Fashion Louis Vuitton announces the opening of a new store in Rotterdam’s department store de Bijenkorf.   Two years after opening its pop up store at de Bijenkorf Rotterdam, Louis Vuitton unveils a new permanent store located on the ground floor of the city’s historical department store. Enriched and rejuvenated, the new space will now showcase Louis Vuitton’s latest women’s and men’s products, including leather goods, small leather goods, shoes, accessories and Les Parfums Louis Vuitton. In addition, the House’s perfumed candles collection by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud are collectable for the first time in the Netherlands.     Travel Destination: Bordered by a lavish garden of wildflowers, the store’s façade echoes Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram flowers and blows a breath of springtime. Adorned with bright latticework panels, the transparent walls open the interior to the exterior and invite clients to immerse themselves into the House’s history. At the entrance, the womens- and menswear reveal themselves in a dynamic interior concept, embellished with handpicked designer furniture and modern elements. The modular architecture and the combination of diverse materials and textures make the space elegant and contemporary: the subtle use of Louis Vuitton leather, along the shelves with different shades of woods, reflects the House’s savoir-faire.  Art finds space inside the store and complements the interior architecture. Local elements from Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij, as well as vintage furniture from the 1950s by Louis van Teeffelen and Friso Kramer, bedeck the men’s space. A piece from Piet Hein Eek takes centre stage at the women’s universe, lightened by a sunset photograph by Sølve Sundsbø.    Bespoke Offer: In addition to the complete collection of Les Parfums Louis Vuitton and scented candles, the store will also feature the Colognes perfumes collection, including the latest creation California Dream, which will be exclusively pre-launched in Rotterdam. Clients can also discover the House’s personalisation services such as hot-stamping for leather goods, My LV Heritage and My LV World Tour. A special stamp has also been produced, paying tribute to Rotterdam and representing the Erasmus bridge. The stamp can be imprinted with the hot-stamping technique for leather goods in the men’s universe of the store.      Store Information: Louis Vuitton Rotterdam de Bijenkorf Coolsingel 105 3012 AG, Rotterdam Louis Vuitton announces the opening of a new store in Rotterdam’s department store de Bijenkorf.   Two years after opening its pop up store at de Bijenkorf Rotterdam, Louis Vuitton unveils a new permanent store located on the ground floor of the city’s historical department store. Enriched and rejuvenated, the new space will now showcase Louis Vuitton’s latest women’s and men’s products, including leather goods, small leather goods, shoes, accessories and Les Parfums Louis Vuitton. In addition, the House’s perfumed candles collection by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud are collectable for the first time in the Netherlands.     Travel Destination: Bordered by a lavish garden of wildflowers, the store’s façade echoes Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram flowers and blows a breath of springtime. Adorned with bright latticework panels, the transparent walls open the interior to the exterior and invite clients to immerse themselves into the House’s history. At the entrance, the womens- and menswear reveal themselves in a dynamic interior concept, embellished with handpicked designer furniture and modern elements. The modular architecture and the combination of diverse materials and textures make the space elegant and contemporary: the subtle use of Louis Vuitton leather, along the shelves with different shades of woods, reflects the House’s savoir-faire.  Art finds space inside the store and complements the interior architecture. Local elements from Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij, as well as vintage furniture from the 1950s by Louis van Teeffelen and Friso Kramer, bedeck the men’s space. A piece from Piet Hein Eek takes centre stage at the women’s universe, lightened by a sunset photograph by Sølve Sundsbø.    Bespoke Offer: In addition to the complete collection of Les Parfums Louis Vuitton and scented candles, the store will also feature the Colognes perfumes collection, including the latest creation California Dream, which will be exclusively pre-launched in Rotterdam. Clients can also discover the House’s personalisation services such as hot-stamping for leather goods, My LV Heritage and My LV World Tour. A special stamp has also been produced, paying tribute to Rotterdam and representing the Erasmus bridge. The stamp can be imprinted with the hot-stamping technique for leather goods in the men’s universe of the store.      Store Information: Louis Vuitton Rotterdam de Bijenkorf Coolsingel 105 3012 AG, Rotterdam

Exclusive Editorial "Home Office"
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Exclusive Editorial "Home Office"

Men Working from home is currently the new norm for almost all of us. Between video calls and conference calls we suddenly have time for yoga and other relaxation exercises or other small freedoms.   Exclusive editorial photographed by Kapturing.   Team Credits:  MODEL: BRUNO SHARIF at MODELWERK   STYLING: JUAN CAMILO RODRIGUEZ    H&M: FRANCESCA VIGLIAROLO at BIGOUDI    PHOTO & VIDEO: KAPTURING at STOEVERARTIST  Working from home is currently the new norm for almost all of us. Between video calls and conference calls we suddenly have time for yoga and other relaxation exercises or other small freedoms.   Exclusive editorial photographed by Kapturing.   Team Credits:  MODEL: BRUNO SHARIF at MODELWERK   STYLING: JUAN CAMILO RODRIGUEZ    H&M: FRANCESCA VIGLIAROLO at BIGOUDI    PHOTO & VIDEO: KAPTURING at STOEVERARTIST 

Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell: A Convergence of Street Culture and High Fashion
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Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell: A Convergence of Street Culture and High Fashion

Accessories Vans always strives to collaborate with creative expressors that embody skate culture and few others have touched the contemporary scene quite like British illustrator Fergus “Fergadelic” Purcell. He is respected and well-known for blending street-level aesthetics with high fashion for some of the biggest brands out there. Adorned with hundreds of homemade stick and poke tattoos, Fergus Purcell represents the convergence of street culture and high fashion, with a shared design sensibility with Vans.    This spring, Vans introduces the Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell collaboration, featuring unique prints on four iconic Vans silhouettes. Each style is based on the absolute OG original style, including hand-wrapped high foxing tape, original panels, original label artwork and premium materials.    Inspired by corner stores around the world, styles include a custom OG Authentic LX and OG Chukka LX, featuring a distinct print of Fergadelic artwork. “I love the contrast between the mundane ubiquity of the corner shop and the bewildering variety of the products inside,” Fergus describes. “It’s such an overload on the eye. Psychedelic. It’s these feelings that I’m channeling in this artwork.”    The second set of classic Vans styles to get the Fergadelic overhaul include an OG Authentic and OG Chukka, each in a retro, acid wash colorway. “The acid wash design is based on a memory from my youth, of coveting a pair of acid wash Vans when they came out around the late ‘80s,” Fergus said. “I’ve collided this memory with— for no reason at all, let’s call it surreal—contemporary scratch card imagery, perhaps creating shoes that are lucky and will bring a big win.”     To round out the collection, Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell also introduce a unique 10-piece apparel and accessories offering, to tell a full head-to-toe story. Each style incorporates the corner shop inspiration for a quirky iteration of Vans classic apparel and accessory silhouettes.   The Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell collection is available in two drops – the corner store collection on April 18, 2020, and the acid wash collection on May 23, 2020. For information about the collections and to learn more about where to purchase, visit vans.eu/vault. Vans always strives to collaborate with creative expressors that embody skate culture and few others have touched the contemporary scene quite like British illustrator Fergus “Fergadelic” Purcell. He is respected and well-known for blending street-level aesthetics with high fashion for some of the biggest brands out there. Adorned with hundreds of homemade stick and poke tattoos, Fergus Purcell represents the convergence of street culture and high fashion, with a shared design sensibility with Vans.    This spring, Vans introduces the Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell collaboration, featuring unique prints on four iconic Vans silhouettes. Each style is based on the absolute OG original style, including hand-wrapped high foxing tape, original panels, original label artwork and premium materials.    Inspired by corner stores around the world, styles include a custom OG Authentic LX and OG Chukka LX, featuring a distinct print of Fergadelic artwork. “I love the contrast between the mundane ubiquity of the corner shop and the bewildering variety of the products inside,” Fergus describes. “It’s such an overload on the eye. Psychedelic. It’s these feelings that I’m channeling in this artwork.”    The second set of classic Vans styles to get the Fergadelic overhaul include an OG Authentic and OG Chukka, each in a retro, acid wash colorway. “The acid wash design is based on a memory from my youth, of coveting a pair of acid wash Vans when they came out around the late ‘80s,” Fergus said. “I’ve collided this memory with— for no reason at all, let’s call it surreal—contemporary scratch card imagery, perhaps creating shoes that are lucky and will bring a big win.”     To round out the collection, Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell also introduce a unique 10-piece apparel and accessories offering, to tell a full head-to-toe story. Each style incorporates the corner shop inspiration for a quirky iteration of Vans classic apparel and accessory silhouettes.   The Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell collection is available in two drops – the corner store collection on April 18, 2020, and the acid wash collection on May 23, 2020. For information about the collections and to learn more about where to purchase, visit vans.eu/vault.

The Savoir-Faire of the Gem bags clothes by Dior
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The Savoir-Faire of the Gem bags clothes by Dior

Accessories Born from the union  of leather goods and jewelry  savoir-faire  excellence, this clutch, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Victoire de Castellane, is adorned with  emblematic House  jewels in gold and precious stones, such as  the  Rose Dior Bagatelle  collection.  A celebration of  the art of detail and exceptional craftsmanship, this green satin  minaudière  is meticulously assembled by hand  in the Dior ateliers.     Discover the video showcasing the various steps in the making of this all-new object of desire, premiering on the Dior YouTube account on May 21, at 4 pm.   Born from the union  of leather goods and jewelry  savoir-faire  excellence, this clutch, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Victoire de Castellane, is adorned with  emblematic House  jewels in gold and precious stones, such as  the  Rose Dior Bagatelle  collection.  A celebration of  the art of detail and exceptional craftsmanship, this green satin  minaudière  is meticulously assembled by hand  in the Dior ateliers.     Discover the video showcasing the various steps in the making of this all-new object of desire, premiering on the Dior YouTube account on May 21, at 4 pm.  

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