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Alexander McQueen takes over London skies for the latest show
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Alexander McQueen takes over London skies for the latest show

Fashion Week “I am interested in immersing myself in the environment in which we live and work, in London, and in the elements as we experience them each day. We moved from water – and the mud on the banks of the Thames – to the sky and the ever-changing, all-encompassing magnificence that represents. The artwork for the prints in this collection was shot from the rooftops of the studio where we are lucky enough to have the most incredible views of the city: from Saint Paul’s Cathedral to the London Eye. We watched the weather and captured the formation and colouration of clouds from daybreak to nightfall and documented changing patterns, from clear blue skies to more turbulent ones. That led me to storm chasing. I love the idea of the McQueen woman being a storm chaser, of the qualities of storm chasing uniting the passionately individual community of characters wearing the clothes. They inhabit the same universe and the clothes are inspired by and made for them. Storm chasing is not only about the beauty of the views but also a sense of mystery and excitement – about embracing the fact that we can’t ever be sure of what might happen next. To give up control and be directly in touch with the unpredictable is to be part of nature, to see and feel it at its most intense - to be at one with a world that is bigger and more powerful than we are.” - Sarah Burton, Creative Director       “I am interested in immersing myself in the environment in which we live and work, in London, and in the elements as we experience them each day. We moved from water – and the mud on the banks of the Thames – to the sky and the ever-changing, all-encompassing magnificence that represents. The artwork for the prints in this collection was shot from the rooftops of the studio where we are lucky enough to have the most incredible views of the city: from Saint Paul’s Cathedral to the London Eye. We watched the weather and captured the formation and colouration of clouds from daybreak to nightfall and documented changing patterns, from clear blue skies to more turbulent ones. That led me to storm chasing. I love the idea of the McQueen woman being a storm chaser, of the qualities of storm chasing uniting the passionately individual community of characters wearing the clothes. They inhabit the same universe and the clothes are inspired by and made for them. Storm chasing is not only about the beauty of the views but also a sense of mystery and excitement – about embracing the fact that we can’t ever be sure of what might happen next. To give up control and be directly in touch with the unpredictable is to be part of nature, to see and feel it at its most intense - to be at one with a world that is bigger and more powerful than we are.” - Sarah Burton, Creative Director      

Dior Men launches B30 sneakers
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Dior Men launches B30 sneakers

Accessories A FASHION STATEMENT FROM THE DIOR SPRING 2022 COLLECTION BY KIM JONES, THE B30 SNEAKERS, WITH THEIR CONTEMPORARY CURVES, FINISH THE SILHOUETTE WITH A TOUCH OF AUDACITY. BOTH ELEGANT AND SPORTY, THEY MAY BE PAIRED WITH WIDE-LEG TAILORED TROUSERS OR BERMUDA SHORTS FOR A MORE CASUAL LOOK. EMBODYING EXCELLENCE OF SAVOIR-FAIRE, THIS NEW SNEAKER PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD OF RUNNING AND INCORPORATES EXCEPTIONAL TECHNICAL MATERIALS, LIKE MICROFIBER AND MESH, TO OFFER FLEXIBILITY AND LIGHTNESS. AS AN ULTIMATE DETAIL, THE "CD" LOGO WITH ITS AERODYNAMIC GRAPHICS – INSPIRED BY FRENCH MODERNISM – UNFURLS ON EACH SIDE IN A REFLECTIVE VERSION, AS WELL AS ON THE SOLE AND HEEL. AVAILABLE IN FIVE COLORS – BLACK, WHITE, OLIVE, BEIGE AND LIME – THE B30 SNEAKERS WILL BE IN-STORE STARTING IN OCTOBER 2021.      Get your pair of these amazing sneakers. A FASHION STATEMENT FROM THE DIOR SPRING 2022 COLLECTION BY KIM JONES, THE B30 SNEAKERS, WITH THEIR CONTEMPORARY CURVES, FINISH THE SILHOUETTE WITH A TOUCH OF AUDACITY. BOTH ELEGANT AND SPORTY, THEY MAY BE PAIRED WITH WIDE-LEG TAILORED TROUSERS OR BERMUDA SHORTS FOR A MORE CASUAL LOOK. EMBODYING EXCELLENCE OF SAVOIR-FAIRE, THIS NEW SNEAKER PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD OF RUNNING AND INCORPORATES EXCEPTIONAL TECHNICAL MATERIALS, LIKE MICROFIBER AND MESH, TO OFFER FLEXIBILITY AND LIGHTNESS. AS AN ULTIMATE DETAIL, THE "CD" LOGO WITH ITS AERODYNAMIC GRAPHICS – INSPIRED BY FRENCH MODERNISM – UNFURLS ON EACH SIDE IN A REFLECTIVE VERSION, AS WELL AS ON THE SOLE AND HEEL. AVAILABLE IN FIVE COLORS – BLACK, WHITE, OLIVE, BEIGE AND LIME – THE B30 SNEAKERS WILL BE IN-STORE STARTING IN OCTOBER 2021.      Get your pair of these amazing sneakers.

DR. MARTENS ANNOUNCES NEWLY DEVELOPED PLATFORM RANGE FOR FALL & WINTER 2021-2022
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DR. MARTENS ANNOUNCES NEWLY DEVELOPED PLATFORM RANGE FOR FALL & WINTER 2021-2022

Accessories HERITAGE MEETS INNOVATION - A NEW LIGHTWEIGHT TWO-PIECE SOLE TO INCLUDE THE DR. MARTENS PLATFORM COLLECTION TO DISTURB     Like their carriers, they never stop evaluating. Since their first 1460 8-eye boot rolled off the production line more than 6 decades ago, they've always been looking for the next way to disrupt the ordinary and make an impact. When it comes to breaking new ground, their stacked Quad sole platforms have left their mark at the centerpiece, taking their iconic silhouettes to new heights. The new Quad Neoteric collection is made for the brave.     Dr. Martens has redesigned their instantly recognizable platform soles for the next generation - and the generation after. Stacked on a sky-high, two-piece platform sole, the Quad Neoteric collection features an exaggerated, unmissable side profile with a ton of attitude you can wear every day. The Audrick 8-Eye Boot, Audrick Chelsea and Audrick 3-Eye Shoe each sit on a 1.9" Quad Neoteric sole with deep, rugged cleats in the PVC outsole and a lightweight EVA midsole. Each style also features a built-in SoftWair sockliner for added comfort. Cutting edge lightweight construction that stays true to our classic silhouettes DMs at full volume - without compromises Crafted from supple Nappa Lux leather, the Quad Neoteric collection is instantly recognizable, with all their signature markings - the signature yellow stitching, black and yellow heel loops and a reinforced edition of our tread pattern and is true stand-out shoe.     The collection is available since September at drmartens.com     EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS:  photography and fashion: GINO GURRIERI hair and make-up: DANINE ZWETS photography assistant: MIKAH DE WOLF fashion assistant: MAX HEUVELMAN models: ELLE LIZA AND MILA AT THE EYE MANAGEMENT HERITAGE MEETS INNOVATION - A NEW LIGHTWEIGHT TWO-PIECE SOLE TO INCLUDE THE DR. MARTENS PLATFORM COLLECTION TO DISTURB     Like their carriers, they never stop evaluating. Since their first 1460 8-eye boot rolled off the production line more than 6 decades ago, they've always been looking for the next way to disrupt the ordinary and make an impact. When it comes to breaking new ground, their stacked Quad sole platforms have left their mark at the centerpiece, taking their iconic silhouettes to new heights. The new Quad Neoteric collection is made for the brave.     Dr. Martens has redesigned their instantly recognizable platform soles for the next generation - and the generation after. Stacked on a sky-high, two-piece platform sole, the Quad Neoteric collection features an exaggerated, unmissable side profile with a ton of attitude you can wear every day. The Audrick 8-Eye Boot, Audrick Chelsea and Audrick 3-Eye Shoe each sit on a 1.9" Quad Neoteric sole with deep, rugged cleats in the PVC outsole and a lightweight EVA midsole. Each style also features a built-in SoftWair sockliner for added comfort. Cutting edge lightweight construction that stays true to our classic silhouettes DMs at full volume - without compromises Crafted from supple Nappa Lux leather, the Quad Neoteric collection is instantly recognizable, with all their signature markings - the signature yellow stitching, black and yellow heel loops and a reinforced edition of our tread pattern and is true stand-out shoe.     The collection is available since September at drmartens.com     EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS:  photography and fashion: GINO GURRIERI hair and make-up: DANINE ZWETS photography assistant: MIKAH DE WOLF fashion assistant: MAX HEUVELMAN models: ELLE LIZA AND MILA AT THE EYE MANAGEMENT

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CHANEL FALL-WINTER 2021/22 READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION CAMPAIGN
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CHANEL FALL-WINTER 2021/22 READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION CAMPAIGN

Fashion Wooden chalets, snowy peaks and ski slopes... The CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Ready-to- Wear collection campaign celebrates the joy of winter sports. The duo Inez & Vinoodh stage Mica Argañaraz, Louise de Chevigny, Vivienne Rohner and Rianne van Rompaey in a series of subtly offbeat photographs. Lounging on banquettes with a view of the peaks, posing conqueringly in the snow or on a balcony overlooking the valley, the four models gaze confidently into the lens.     Beneath the cinematic ice-blue sky of Megève, the collection’s silhouettes are a concentrate of CHANEL's allure, of elegance and nonchalance. While black quilted dungarees printed with the letters of CHANEL, shearling two-tone coats, voluminous boots and blankets instantly evoke the world of winter sports, other silhouettes play the sophistication card for every circumstance. Thus, a black iridescent tweed jacket is worn over a transparent crêpe georgette skirt enhanced with tweed pockets. A dark pink tweed ensemble reveals the waist emphasised with a jewelled belt, while a herringbone patterned coat in jacquard and velvet opens over a crop top embellished with a bow and an ethereal skirt.     Other shots highlight the contrasting materials, colours and styles imagined by Virginie Viard: a fitted black tweed jacket with jewelled buttons paired with wide-cut velvet trousers and a dark pink jacquard 11.12 bag, two-tone shearling jackets in black and white or in yellow and black, and an oversized masculine blazer and trousers in iridescent tweed paired with a lace bodysuit covered with sautoir necklaces.     The CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Ready-to-Wear collection campaign is a light-hearted evocation of the House’s bold spirit.     The collection will be available in boutiques from September 2021.     #CHANELFallWinter Wooden chalets, snowy peaks and ski slopes... The CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Ready-to- Wear collection campaign celebrates the joy of winter sports. The duo Inez & Vinoodh stage Mica Argañaraz, Louise de Chevigny, Vivienne Rohner and Rianne van Rompaey in a series of subtly offbeat photographs. Lounging on banquettes with a view of the peaks, posing conqueringly in the snow or on a balcony overlooking the valley, the four models gaze confidently into the lens.     Beneath the cinematic ice-blue sky of Megève, the collection’s silhouettes are a concentrate of CHANEL's allure, of elegance and nonchalance. While black quilted dungarees printed with the letters of CHANEL, shearling two-tone coats, voluminous boots and blankets instantly evoke the world of winter sports, other silhouettes play the sophistication card for every circumstance. Thus, a black iridescent tweed jacket is worn over a transparent crêpe georgette skirt enhanced with tweed pockets. A dark pink tweed ensemble reveals the waist emphasised with a jewelled belt, while a herringbone patterned coat in jacquard and velvet opens over a crop top embellished with a bow and an ethereal skirt.     Other shots highlight the contrasting materials, colours and styles imagined by Virginie Viard: a fitted black tweed jacket with jewelled buttons paired with wide-cut velvet trousers and a dark pink jacquard 11.12 bag, two-tone shearling jackets in black and white or in yellow and black, and an oversized masculine blazer and trousers in iridescent tweed paired with a lace bodysuit covered with sautoir necklaces.     The CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Ready-to-Wear collection campaign is a light-hearted evocation of the House’s bold spirit.     The collection will be available in boutiques from September 2021.     #CHANELFallWinter

Ninamounah launches The Fertile, the Spring Summer 2022 Collection
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Ninamounah launches The Fertile, the Spring Summer 2022 Collection

Fashion Week Ninamounah launches The Fertile, the Spring Summer 2022 Collection of the Amsterdam based brand, presented today at Paris Fashion Week. True to the vision of creative director Ninamounah Langestraat, the new proposal of the fashion house receives inspiration from the most instinctive natural senses that fuel the firm's unique personality.     Found throughout the collection in her most personal collection yet, Ninamounah features references to the natural world incorporating bodily visuals combined with fluid lines that aim to celebrate a sense of lust and fertility.     Defined by the flesh of each wearer, the garments adapt to the human shape molding V-shaped waistbands on flowy trousers and guiding the viewer's eyes towards the mons veneris using high cut body blouses, signature silhouette of the brand.     Following this very natural sensuality defined by the designer, other pieces drape and wrap fabrics to fabricate voluptuous impressions resulting in a compelling and appealing visual narrative.     Silk garments envelope the waist and strapped tops hold onto the neck and shoulders, featuring swirling slithery lines that take on a feminine spatiality. Tension is created between the flowing garments and the structurality given by leather belts wrapped around hips and limbs.      A butterfly, a symbol of fertility and transformation is a key element to the collection. It lands in the hair, circles around the hips as a belt, creates a glistening dress and various accessories. The influence of Dutch contemporary artist Kinke Kooi’s work is felt in the undulating folds and organic contiguity of strings of pearls in the butterfly dress, made of genuine butterflies and jade pearls.      The neutral colours of the collection, applied in leather and satin, are accompanied by a luscious green and a contrasting purple in laces and silky fabrics, as well as goopy prints revealing compositions of sexual indulgences.     The collection’s audiovisual piece is inspired by the Swedish midsummer, in which the phallic maypole is stuck in the ground to fertilise the dirt. The film is shot in a lush grass field, with models walking in a choreography that mimics the seasonal ritual. In the background plays Cherry Bomb by The Runaways. The fruit often refers to a person’s ‘virginity’. The punk-rock tune reinterprets the cherry and claims it as a symbol of lust and rock. Ninamounah takes a holistic approach to the social construct that is virginity. Ninamounah launches The Fertile, the Spring Summer 2022 Collection of the Amsterdam based brand, presented today at Paris Fashion Week. True to the vision of creative director Ninamounah Langestraat, the new proposal of the fashion house receives inspiration from the most instinctive natural senses that fuel the firm's unique personality.     Found throughout the collection in her most personal collection yet, Ninamounah features references to the natural world incorporating bodily visuals combined with fluid lines that aim to celebrate a sense of lust and fertility.     Defined by the flesh of each wearer, the garments adapt to the human shape molding V-shaped waistbands on flowy trousers and guiding the viewer's eyes towards the mons veneris using high cut body blouses, signature silhouette of the brand.     Following this very natural sensuality defined by the designer, other pieces drape and wrap fabrics to fabricate voluptuous impressions resulting in a compelling and appealing visual narrative.     Silk garments envelope the waist and strapped tops hold onto the neck and shoulders, featuring swirling slithery lines that take on a feminine spatiality. Tension is created between the flowing garments and the structurality given by leather belts wrapped around hips and limbs.      A butterfly, a symbol of fertility and transformation is a key element to the collection. It lands in the hair, circles around the hips as a belt, creates a glistening dress and various accessories. The influence of Dutch contemporary artist Kinke Kooi’s work is felt in the undulating folds and organic contiguity of strings of pearls in the butterfly dress, made of genuine butterflies and jade pearls.      The neutral colours of the collection, applied in leather and satin, are accompanied by a luscious green and a contrasting purple in laces and silky fabrics, as well as goopy prints revealing compositions of sexual indulgences.     The collection’s audiovisual piece is inspired by the Swedish midsummer, in which the phallic maypole is stuck in the ground to fertilise the dirt. The film is shot in a lush grass field, with models walking in a choreography that mimics the seasonal ritual. In the background plays Cherry Bomb by The Runaways. The fruit often refers to a person’s ‘virginity’. The punk-rock tune reinterprets the cherry and claims it as a symbol of lust and rock. Ninamounah takes a holistic approach to the social construct that is virginity.

CHANEL SPRING-SUMMER 2022 READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION
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CHANEL SPRING-SUMMER 2022 READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION

Fashion Week The model Vivienne Rohner taking a photo: this is the black and white portrait that appears on the invitation and in the decor for the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2022 Ready-to-Wear show: “Because fashion is about clothes, models and photographers,” confides Virginie Viard. “Karl Lagerfeld used to photograph the CHANEL campaigns himself. Today, I call upon photographers. I love the way that they see CHANEL. It supports and inspires me.” The duo Inez & Vinoodh have signed the images for this collection, including five films featuring Lily-Rose Depp, Alma Jodorowsky, JENNIE, Rebecca Dayan and Quannah Chasinghorse-Potts all repeating the same gesture, a camera in hand. “It's a magical object and a sexy gesture, which evokes so many memories. I used to love the sound of flashbulbs going off at the shows in the eighties, when the models were on a raised runway. I wanted to recapture that emotion.” And recreate that type of runway at the Grand Palais Éphémère, a human-sized space whose atmosphere made her yearn for, “a lot of very simple bathing suits in gold or white with black trimmings. Short dresses in pink or mauve tweed, fishnet skirts, jackets embellished with multicolour crochet and denim suits. There are also a lot of prints: big, colourful butterfly wings on black chiffon.” Certain silhouettes are punctuated with a big shopper or a soft quilted bag embellished with a large chain. The flared heels and the buckles of the Mary-Janes and sandals “remind us of pirate shoes,” Virginie Viard says with amusement. “I always like to have something romantic. A touch of mystery.”       #CHANELSpringSummer The model Vivienne Rohner taking a photo: this is the black and white portrait that appears on the invitation and in the decor for the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2022 Ready-to-Wear show: “Because fashion is about clothes, models and photographers,” confides Virginie Viard. “Karl Lagerfeld used to photograph the CHANEL campaigns himself. Today, I call upon photographers. I love the way that they see CHANEL. It supports and inspires me.” The duo Inez & Vinoodh have signed the images for this collection, including five films featuring Lily-Rose Depp, Alma Jodorowsky, JENNIE, Rebecca Dayan and Quannah Chasinghorse-Potts all repeating the same gesture, a camera in hand. “It's a magical object and a sexy gesture, which evokes so many memories. I used to love the sound of flashbulbs going off at the shows in the eighties, when the models were on a raised runway. I wanted to recapture that emotion.” And recreate that type of runway at the Grand Palais Éphémère, a human-sized space whose atmosphere made her yearn for, “a lot of very simple bathing suits in gold or white with black trimmings. Short dresses in pink or mauve tweed, fishnet skirts, jackets embellished with multicolour crochet and denim suits. There are also a lot of prints: big, colourful butterfly wings on black chiffon.” Certain silhouettes are punctuated with a big shopper or a soft quilted bag embellished with a large chain. The flared heels and the buckles of the Mary-Janes and sandals “remind us of pirate shoes,” Virginie Viard says with amusement. “I always like to have something romantic. A touch of mystery.”       #CHANELSpringSummer

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN PRESENTS LOUBILLUSIONS A PRESENTATION & COCKTAIL PARTY TO CELEBRATE THE DEBUT OF THE WOMEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION
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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN PRESENTS LOUBILLUSIONS A PRESENTATION & COCKTAIL PARTY TO CELEBRATE THE DEBUT OF THE WOMEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week Last week Christian Louboutin unveiled his Spring-Summer 2022 Women’s collection with Loubillusions a 360° immersive experience & event.     Having spent the last a few seasons exploring digital formats like Augmented Reality, 3D and the gaming platform Zepeto, Louboutin selected L’Atelier des Lumières, a one-of-a-kind venue dedicated to digital art exhibitions to debut his latest collection.     The over 3,000 square meter space, showcased a rotating series of original animations, encompassing guests in settings that explore seven of his key points of inspiration, from a zen Japanese garden to magnificent golden waterfalls and fresh summer water.     Guests discovered at Loubillusions Christian Louboutin’s newest creations including the highlights: his brand-new bag, the Carasky, inspired by his passion for gems and crowns and Our Angels, a genderless capsule collection including bags, and high-end shoes ranging sizes from 36 to 46.     The daytime exhibit was followed by celebratory cocktail party in the space later that same evening.         Last week Christian Louboutin unveiled his Spring-Summer 2022 Women’s collection with Loubillusions a 360° immersive experience & event.     Having spent the last a few seasons exploring digital formats like Augmented Reality, 3D and the gaming platform Zepeto, Louboutin selected L’Atelier des Lumières, a one-of-a-kind venue dedicated to digital art exhibitions to debut his latest collection.     The over 3,000 square meter space, showcased a rotating series of original animations, encompassing guests in settings that explore seven of his key points of inspiration, from a zen Japanese garden to magnificent golden waterfalls and fresh summer water.     Guests discovered at Loubillusions Christian Louboutin’s newest creations including the highlights: his brand-new bag, the Carasky, inspired by his passion for gems and crowns and Our Angels, a genderless capsule collection including bags, and high-end shoes ranging sizes from 36 to 46.     The daytime exhibit was followed by celebratory cocktail party in the space later that same evening.        

BALENCIAGA PRESENTS SUMMER 2022 RED CARPET
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BALENCIAGA PRESENTS SUMMER 2022 RED CARPET

Fashion Week Balenciaga’s Summer 22 presentation consists of two parts: a photocall on a Hollywood-style red carpet, and a movie premiere. Guests wearing the new collection pause on the walkway before being ushered into a theater screening the short film The Simpsons I Balenciaga.     The Simpsons for Balenciaga is the latest in a progression of activations that push certain boundaries set up between fashion and other forms of entertainment, culture, and technology, shifting the brand away from an easily definable category.     A cast consisting of Balenciaga’s friends, models and team members wearing the Summer 22 collection are part of an automatic performance wherein the premiere event becomes the show itself. Red-carpet arrivals are documented, setting up a series of role reversals like in The Simpsons I Balenciaga where the audience becomes the protagonists and vice-versa.     The collection represents the complete Balenciaga palette: a wardrobe of streetwear, daywear, tailoring, elegant eveningwear and proto-couture pieces. Silhouettes vary from ultra-slim to disproportionately oversized.     A commitment to responsible production continues, represented this season with upcycled denim, leather, fine textiles, and embroidery, as well as material innovation: plant-based leather is made from a mix of fibers derived from cactus and bio polymers. 95.2% of plain and printed fabrics in the collection are certified sustainable.     The collection includes several accessory debuts and updates. The Space Shoe is a highly innovative single mold alternative to the classic derby, made entirely of EVA material. Loafers made of soft calf become slipper-like, accentuating the notion of comfort in a classic men’s shoe.     Part of an ongoing collaboration with Crocs, Hard Crocs turn the soft clog into a metal-fortified platform with a cyber goth aesthetic. The Defender is a new super- chunky sneaker with extreme tire tread. Trompe l’œil boots mimic a stiletto sandal worn over a sock. The Cagole Boot is a footwear version of the classic studded bag made in arena leather.     The XX Bag reinterprets the Hourglass silhouette by filling its negative space and creating a new form. The Triplet Bag is an interpretation of a classic chain purse, made with three separate compartments. Looks are completed with new eyewear, accessory, and jewelry styles. Balenciaga’s Summer 22 presentation consists of two parts: a photocall on a Hollywood-style red carpet, and a movie premiere. Guests wearing the new collection pause on the walkway before being ushered into a theater screening the short film The Simpsons I Balenciaga.     The Simpsons for Balenciaga is the latest in a progression of activations that push certain boundaries set up between fashion and other forms of entertainment, culture, and technology, shifting the brand away from an easily definable category.     A cast consisting of Balenciaga’s friends, models and team members wearing the Summer 22 collection are part of an automatic performance wherein the premiere event becomes the show itself. Red-carpet arrivals are documented, setting up a series of role reversals like in The Simpsons I Balenciaga where the audience becomes the protagonists and vice-versa.     The collection represents the complete Balenciaga palette: a wardrobe of streetwear, daywear, tailoring, elegant eveningwear and proto-couture pieces. Silhouettes vary from ultra-slim to disproportionately oversized.     A commitment to responsible production continues, represented this season with upcycled denim, leather, fine textiles, and embroidery, as well as material innovation: plant-based leather is made from a mix of fibers derived from cactus and bio polymers. 95.2% of plain and printed fabrics in the collection are certified sustainable.     The collection includes several accessory debuts and updates. The Space Shoe is a highly innovative single mold alternative to the classic derby, made entirely of EVA material. Loafers made of soft calf become slipper-like, accentuating the notion of comfort in a classic men’s shoe.     Part of an ongoing collaboration with Crocs, Hard Crocs turn the soft clog into a metal-fortified platform with a cyber goth aesthetic. The Defender is a new super- chunky sneaker with extreme tire tread. Trompe l’œil boots mimic a stiletto sandal worn over a sock. The Cagole Boot is a footwear version of the classic studded bag made in arena leather.     The XX Bag reinterprets the Hourglass silhouette by filling its negative space and creating a new form. The Triplet Bag is an interpretation of a classic chain purse, made with three separate compartments. Looks are completed with new eyewear, accessory, and jewelry styles.

GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION
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GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week "For the Spring-Summer 22 collection, I wanted to build on the tradition of Givenchy's history while also really looking towards the future. To do this, I worked with people I admire across different disciplines who have truly unique perspectives including the artist Josh Smith, whose iconic work is incorporated throughout the collection, and the musician Young Thug, who created the entire score for the show. The collaboration and this collection offer people a remarkably immersive and special experience." Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     In Matthew M. Williams’ Givenchy, there is a mix of luxury and utility, lavishness and austerity, together with imperfect beauty and humanity. It points to the distinctly emotional side of the business of luxury and fashion that is sometimes forgotten in its confines; something that Williams is keen for all to partake in, particularly in this first live show experience.     Bridging the classical, radical and practical, the silhouettes for both women and men explore the tension between extravagance and discipline, tradition and today. Material experimentation and construction of the silhouette is combined with an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, the collection embraces tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness, proving that these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. As always, at Givenchy, both classicism and subversion play a part.     A stratification of eras and influences is found in the clothing, purposely layered and juxtaposed in looks: traditional masculine tailoring fabrics are featured in women’s and menswear, mohair wools, Napa leathers, cotton herringbones and Prince of Wales checks are bonded with neoprene and sculpted in form, applied to both corsets and peplums – drawn from Monsieur de Givenchy’s archive – together with shorts and minis, as well as more conventional suiting. Raw edges are cleanly sliced and embraced, adding a sense of modernity throughout; delicate Broderie Anglaise is contrasted and exposed, bound in as trim, while tulle and transparencies add lightness, freshness and airy appositions; the urbane savoir-faire of the house and the homespun simplicity of handcraft are brought together in intricate tooling and ‘basket woven’leatherwork, with macramé and raffia techniques for both clothing and bags. "For the Spring-Summer 22 collection, I wanted to build on the tradition of Givenchy's history while also really looking towards the future. To do this, I worked with people I admire across different disciplines who have truly unique perspectives including the artist Josh Smith, whose iconic work is incorporated throughout the collection, and the musician Young Thug, who created the entire score for the show. The collaboration and this collection offer people a remarkably immersive and special experience." Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     In Matthew M. Williams’ Givenchy, there is a mix of luxury and utility, lavishness and austerity, together with imperfect beauty and humanity. It points to the distinctly emotional side of the business of luxury and fashion that is sometimes forgotten in its confines; something that Williams is keen for all to partake in, particularly in this first live show experience.     Bridging the classical, radical and practical, the silhouettes for both women and men explore the tension between extravagance and discipline, tradition and today. Material experimentation and construction of the silhouette is combined with an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, the collection embraces tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness, proving that these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. As always, at Givenchy, both classicism and subversion play a part.     A stratification of eras and influences is found in the clothing, purposely layered and juxtaposed in looks: traditional masculine tailoring fabrics are featured in women’s and menswear, mohair wools, Napa leathers, cotton herringbones and Prince of Wales checks are bonded with neoprene and sculpted in form, applied to both corsets and peplums – drawn from Monsieur de Givenchy’s archive – together with shorts and minis, as well as more conventional suiting. Raw edges are cleanly sliced and embraced, adding a sense of modernity throughout; delicate Broderie Anglaise is contrasted and exposed, bound in as trim, while tulle and transparencies add lightness, freshness and airy appositions; the urbane savoir-faire of the house and the homespun simplicity of handcraft are brought together in intricate tooling and ‘basket woven’leatherwork, with macramé and raffia techniques for both clothing and bags.

DR. MARTENS AND HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. TEAM UP ON PACIFIC NORTHWEST-INSPIRED COLLABORATION
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DR. MARTENS AND HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. TEAM UP ON PACIFIC NORTHWEST-INSPIRED COLLABORATION

Accessories English subculture meets the Paci c Northwest. Joining their distinctive aesthetics, they’ve merged their dedication to both quality and utilitarian products. Celebrating timeless design and built for the everyday, Dr. Martens Combs II boot and Reeder shoe are ready to take on just about anything.     Crafted with weather-resistant CORDURA® Ballistic nylon and a slippery WP leather upper, the versatile Herschel Combs II boot and Herschel Reeder shoe were designed with functionality in mind. Made with a variety of functionaldetails including a re ective tongue webbing, black eyelets, brushed silver lace hooks, black and white braided laces and smoke tract outsoles offering Dr. Martens reputable comfort and durability.     Both the Herschel Combs II boot and Herschel Reeder shoe are detailed with a red AirWair heel loop, black Herschel tab, and nished with Dr. Martens iconic yellow welt stitch. Coming in black with co-branded insoles and completewith a custom box featuring Herschel Supply’s signature red and navy branding.     The collection drops 09.10 and will be available at drmartens.com, herschel.com and select partners.     English subculture meets the Paci c Northwest. Joining their distinctive aesthetics, they’ve merged their dedication to both quality and utilitarian products. Celebrating timeless design and built for the everyday, Dr. Martens Combs II boot and Reeder shoe are ready to take on just about anything.     Crafted with weather-resistant CORDURA® Ballistic nylon and a slippery WP leather upper, the versatile Herschel Combs II boot and Herschel Reeder shoe were designed with functionality in mind. Made with a variety of functionaldetails including a re ective tongue webbing, black eyelets, brushed silver lace hooks, black and white braided laces and smoke tract outsoles offering Dr. Martens reputable comfort and durability.     Both the Herschel Combs II boot and Herschel Reeder shoe are detailed with a red AirWair heel loop, black Herschel tab, and nished with Dr. Martens iconic yellow welt stitch. Coming in black with co-branded insoles and completewith a custom box featuring Herschel Supply’s signature red and navy branding.     The collection drops 09.10 and will be available at drmartens.com, herschel.com and select partners.    

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