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THE DIOR CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION
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THE DIOR CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Dior chose Athens, an exceptional destination – the cradle of Western civilization and of European arts – to present its Cruise 2022 collection. In the heart of the city dedicated to Athena, Maria Grazia Chiuri reinvents her genealogy and tweaks House codes like the peplum. In that spirit, she created her own map of Greece, informed by the personalities and images that nourished her references and poetry, from the works of Giorgio De Chirico to vases decorated with wrestling matches by Alexandre Iolas. Giant silhouettes stand out in close-up on sketches by the artist Pietro Ruffo, or are camouflaged on a selection of sportswear pieces. A series of white trouser suits evoking those worn by Marlene Dietrich structure a lexicon balanced between classicism and freedom: oversized houndstooth becomes Hellenized, the cannage motif takes on new abstractions, a star appears. An alliance of heritage and modernity that – within the iconic Panathenaic Stadium, the setting for the show – reveals a manifesto for a body that more than ever enjoys liberty of movement, performing without constraint. Dior chose Athens, an exceptional destination – the cradle of Western civilization and of European arts – to present its Cruise 2022 collection. In the heart of the city dedicated to Athena, Maria Grazia Chiuri reinvents her genealogy and tweaks House codes like the peplum. In that spirit, she created her own map of Greece, informed by the personalities and images that nourished her references and poetry, from the works of Giorgio De Chirico to vases decorated with wrestling matches by Alexandre Iolas. Giant silhouettes stand out in close-up on sketches by the artist Pietro Ruffo, or are camouflaged on a selection of sportswear pieces. A series of white trouser suits evoking those worn by Marlene Dietrich structure a lexicon balanced between classicism and freedom: oversized houndstooth becomes Hellenized, the cannage motif takes on new abstractions, a star appears. An alliance of heritage and modernity that – within the iconic Panathenaic Stadium, the setting for the show – reveals a manifesto for a body that more than ever enjoys liberty of movement, performing without constraint.

Acne Studios collaborates with artist Grant Levy-Lucero for a print capsule collection
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Acne Studios collaborates with artist Grant Levy-Lucero for a print capsule collection

Fashion For Fall/Winter 2021, Acne Studios collaborates once again with LA-based artist Grant Levy- Lucero on a special print collection. Known for his painted ceramic pots with references to both pop culture and antiquity, the prints of this capsule are Levy-Lucero’s take on hand-painted signage from around California with an added twist on classic American iconography.     The Fall/Winter 2021 Grant Levy-Lucero capsule collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 17 June. For Fall/Winter 2021, Acne Studios collaborates once again with LA-based artist Grant Levy- Lucero on a special print collection. Known for his painted ceramic pots with references to both pop culture and antiquity, the prints of this capsule are Levy-Lucero’s take on hand-painted signage from around California with an added twist on classic American iconography.     The Fall/Winter 2021 Grant Levy-Lucero capsule collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 17 June.

GCDS LAUNCHES ITS FIRST EVER EYEWEAR CAMPAIGN  “ALL THE FACES OF GCDS”
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GCDS LAUNCHES ITS FIRST EVER EYEWEAR CAMPAIGN “ALL THE FACES OF GCDS”

Accessories Glasses are the closest thing to a mask that is legitimized as accessories for the eyes. GCDS comes full force with its first eyewear campaign set out with the intent to express the different faces and facets that represent the brand. When it comes to the idea of hiding emotions or showing excitement, the attention is not on the glasses but on all the faces – those that will hide, express or play sexy in order to allow themselves to Be.     The images shot by Vito Fernicola under the direction of Giuliano Calza, Creative Director and Co-Founder of GCDS, accentuate the different emotions one feels while wearing GCDS eyewear, licensed by Marcolin.     The cast of the campaign embodies the brand’s unique approach to today’s world. The GCDS crew represents fresh, young faces including Marco Varcoe, Alva Claire, Magdaleno Delgado and Leebo Freeman.     The eyewear reflects the brand’s playful yet elegant and researched style through a line of Divah masks and Felini squared shapes. A second drop of designs features brighter styles like the City and Kitty masks or the Cherry lenses.     The campaign is presented as a sneak peak of two different worlds - the black and white tones that hide the rebellious side and the colourful and vivid imagery where talents are allowed to be light and up beat, both extremely signature sides of GCDS!     The new collection will be available from June 17th at gcdswear.com, GCDS London, Milan and Rome as well as select optical shops in Italy.   TEAM: Photographed by : Vito Fernicola Creative Direction by : Giuliano Calza Styled by: Helena Tejedor Hair by: Ramona Eschbach Make up by: Patrick Glatthaar Talents: Marco Varcoe, Alva Claire, Magdaleno Delgado and Leebo Freeman Glasses are the closest thing to a mask that is legitimized as accessories for the eyes. GCDS comes full force with its first eyewear campaign set out with the intent to express the different faces and facets that represent the brand. When it comes to the idea of hiding emotions or showing excitement, the attention is not on the glasses but on all the faces – those that will hide, express or play sexy in order to allow themselves to Be.     The images shot by Vito Fernicola under the direction of Giuliano Calza, Creative Director and Co-Founder of GCDS, accentuate the different emotions one feels while wearing GCDS eyewear, licensed by Marcolin.     The cast of the campaign embodies the brand’s unique approach to today’s world. The GCDS crew represents fresh, young faces including Marco Varcoe, Alva Claire, Magdaleno Delgado and Leebo Freeman.     The eyewear reflects the brand’s playful yet elegant and researched style through a line of Divah masks and Felini squared shapes. A second drop of designs features brighter styles like the City and Kitty masks or the Cherry lenses.     The campaign is presented as a sneak peak of two different worlds - the black and white tones that hide the rebellious side and the colourful and vivid imagery where talents are allowed to be light and up beat, both extremely signature sides of GCDS!     The new collection will be available from June 17th at gcdswear.com, GCDS London, Milan and Rome as well as select optical shops in Italy.   TEAM: Photographed by : Vito Fernicola Creative Direction by : Giuliano Calza Styled by: Helena Tejedor Hair by: Ramona Eschbach Make up by: Patrick Glatthaar Talents: Marco Varcoe, Alva Claire, Magdaleno Delgado and Leebo Freeman

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LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE WOMEN’S CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION
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LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE WOMEN’S CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion A new town: Cergy-Pontoise   A place: Axe Majeur, a monumental masterpiece by the late artist Dani Karavan   Axe Majeur, near Paris, transforms a promenade into fantastical reveries. A sculpture conceived like a beautiful utopia, by a humanist artist whose compassionate, peaceful works are scattered around around the world. An architecture of reconciliation, where water, light, wind, sand, concrete, stone, and steel create a felicitous relationship between nature, space, and time. With the 2022 Cruise collection, Louis Vuitton steps into this singular geometry, from the “Ile Astronomique” to “Le Douze Colonnes” and “Le Jardin des Droits de l’Homme,” culminating in “La Passerelle,” opening as many imaginary portals to traverse the atmosphere and — why not? — touch infinity. An optimistic company akin to luminous “marching bands” of joyful color. A collection of proud, positive looks that advance straight ahead, serenely. They are the picture of harmony in an environment that is so close and yet so far away, borderless and open to adventure. One needs nothing more than the most beautiful of passports: creation. As ever, it is unlimited and free. A new town: Cergy-Pontoise   A place: Axe Majeur, a monumental masterpiece by the late artist Dani Karavan   Axe Majeur, near Paris, transforms a promenade into fantastical reveries. A sculpture conceived like a beautiful utopia, by a humanist artist whose compassionate, peaceful works are scattered around around the world. An architecture of reconciliation, where water, light, wind, sand, concrete, stone, and steel create a felicitous relationship between nature, space, and time. With the 2022 Cruise collection, Louis Vuitton steps into this singular geometry, from the “Ile Astronomique” to “Le Douze Colonnes” and “Le Jardin des Droits de l’Homme,” culminating in “La Passerelle,” opening as many imaginary portals to traverse the atmosphere and — why not? — touch infinity. An optimistic company akin to luminous “marching bands” of joyful color. A collection of proud, positive looks that advance straight ahead, serenely. They are the picture of harmony in an environment that is so close and yet so far away, borderless and open to adventure. One needs nothing more than the most beautiful of passports: creation. As ever, it is unlimited and free.

Daily Paper Debuts London Flagship Store in Soho
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Daily Paper Debuts London Flagship Store in Soho

Fashion Commemorating the launch of the Flagship by celebrating the iconic stories of London's community   Amsterdam based fashion and lifestyle brand Daily Paper proudly announces the opening of its London Flagship store. With the inauguration on June 19, Daily Paper continues to cross borders and unite global communities against all odds. The store is located in the diverse Soho area, offering the ideal environment for the brand to bring its distinct Afro-centric take on culture to the UK.      Honouring London’s Iconic and Grassroot Talent Daily Paper’s relationship with London dates back years, following the brand’s first pop-up store in 2018 in the city. Continuously building on community, Daily Paper has worked on many campaigns and collaborations with talents and creative teams from across the city. Projects like the UNITE campaign in partnership with FGUK magazine, and collaborations with Muslim Sisterhood and Jiggy Boyz are a few of many initiatives.    As an extension of Daily Paper's journey alongside London's local heroes, the brand is debuting a series of in-house produced performances as Daily Paper: Unite Sessions. Launching simultaneously with the opening of the store,  the performances aim to showcase iconic and grassroots talents from across London.        Store Design Equipped with two floors, the store’s entrance is positioned on the ground floor. Visitors are led into the space through a small bridge in front of the entryway. A dark green stairwell at the back of the store sees a skylight that allows natural light to intuitively guide visitors to the downstairs area. With more than 200 sqm of retail space, the store offers plenty of room for potential community events and gatherings. A characteristic brick wall can be seen on the outside of the lower floor.       Store Facade The storefront has been transformed into a full window facade, allowing an abundance of natural light to brighten up the space. Creating alignment with the NYC Flagship store, the London store picks up the shield logo on the door handle.      Floor Mosaic Telling the story of Daily Paper’s heritage, a characteristic floor mosaic at the entrance depicts three animals symbolising the founder’s countries of origin. The lion, the leopard and the eagle represent Ghana, Morocco, Somalia respectively.   Walnut Staircase and Recyclable Furniture Inviting warmth to the core of the store space, a walnut-covered staircase leads the way into the downstairs area. The latter sees a sitting and product display unit placed in the middle of the room, crafted from recyclable plastic plates and created by the Netherlands based The Good Plastic Company.       Custom-Designed Mannequins and Mirrored Walls  With an aesthetic inspired by ancient Egyptian royalty, custom-designed mannequins pose as guardians of the store. Daily Paper continues to visually relate its global retail spaces by introducing the NYC store mannequin design in a new colourway. The clothing racks are made of stainless steel and embedded in the walls throughout the store. Fully covered in mirrors, the walls naturally enlarge the space and create room for light reflection.       Branded Monogram and Dutch Interior Influences  Branded monogram print features on the seating display as a watermark and on the fitting room curtains. The clothing hooks in the fitting rooms pick up a 3D version of the monogram. Dutch interior design influences are reflected in the “Chubby” chairs by Dirk van der Kooij. The chairs are placed in each of the fitting rooms and are printed from ten kilograms of chipped, recycled fridge interiors.     The official opening of the London Flagship is taking place on June 19 at 11 AM BST.      Daily Paper London Flagship Store 14-16 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, W1F 9ND London Monday - Saturday: 11 AM - 7PM  Sunday: 12 - 6 PM Commemorating the launch of the Flagship by celebrating the iconic stories of London's community   Amsterdam based fashion and lifestyle brand Daily Paper proudly announces the opening of its London Flagship store. With the inauguration on June 19, Daily Paper continues to cross borders and unite global communities against all odds. The store is located in the diverse Soho area, offering the ideal environment for the brand to bring its distinct Afro-centric take on culture to the UK.      Honouring London’s Iconic and Grassroot Talent Daily Paper’s relationship with London dates back years, following the brand’s first pop-up store in 2018 in the city. Continuously building on community, Daily Paper has worked on many campaigns and collaborations with talents and creative teams from across the city. Projects like the UNITE campaign in partnership with FGUK magazine, and collaborations with Muslim Sisterhood and Jiggy Boyz are a few of many initiatives.    As an extension of Daily Paper's journey alongside London's local heroes, the brand is debuting a series of in-house produced performances as Daily Paper: Unite Sessions. Launching simultaneously with the opening of the store,  the performances aim to showcase iconic and grassroots talents from across London.        Store Design Equipped with two floors, the store’s entrance is positioned on the ground floor. Visitors are led into the space through a small bridge in front of the entryway. A dark green stairwell at the back of the store sees a skylight that allows natural light to intuitively guide visitors to the downstairs area. With more than 200 sqm of retail space, the store offers plenty of room for potential community events and gatherings. A characteristic brick wall can be seen on the outside of the lower floor.       Store Facade The storefront has been transformed into a full window facade, allowing an abundance of natural light to brighten up the space. Creating alignment with the NYC Flagship store, the London store picks up the shield logo on the door handle.      Floor Mosaic Telling the story of Daily Paper’s heritage, a characteristic floor mosaic at the entrance depicts three animals symbolising the founder’s countries of origin. The lion, the leopard and the eagle represent Ghana, Morocco, Somalia respectively.   Walnut Staircase and Recyclable Furniture Inviting warmth to the core of the store space, a walnut-covered staircase leads the way into the downstairs area. The latter sees a sitting and product display unit placed in the middle of the room, crafted from recyclable plastic plates and created by the Netherlands based The Good Plastic Company.       Custom-Designed Mannequins and Mirrored Walls  With an aesthetic inspired by ancient Egyptian royalty, custom-designed mannequins pose as guardians of the store. Daily Paper continues to visually relate its global retail spaces by introducing the NYC store mannequin design in a new colourway. The clothing racks are made of stainless steel and embedded in the walls throughout the store. Fully covered in mirrors, the walls naturally enlarge the space and create room for light reflection.       Branded Monogram and Dutch Interior Influences  Branded monogram print features on the seating display as a watermark and on the fitting room curtains. The clothing hooks in the fitting rooms pick up a 3D version of the monogram. Dutch interior design influences are reflected in the “Chubby” chairs by Dirk van der Kooij. The chairs are placed in each of the fitting rooms and are printed from ten kilograms of chipped, recycled fridge interiors.     The official opening of the London Flagship is taking place on June 19 at 11 AM BST.      Daily Paper London Flagship Store 14-16 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, W1F 9ND London Monday - Saturday: 11 AM - 7PM  Sunday: 12 - 6 PM

Craig Green x Rockstud X Valentino Garavani collaboration is here
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Craig Green x Rockstud X Valentino Garavani collaboration is here

Accessories Maison Valentino announced on 10-10-2020 Valentino Garavani Rockstud X, the special project that celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the iconic Rockstud Accessories.   Rockstud X is a white canvas for new imaginary landscapes. For Pierpaolo Piccioli it is an open lab that features collaborations and co-creations with international designers and brands giving their own interpretation of the renowned “Stud”.   Collaboration as a form of a cultural and creative blend. Fashion is in constant quest for juxtaposition, a magni cent obsession as a conscious need of nourishment. Fashion has to embrace the social culture of the moment of time it lives in. This implies a continuous challenge between the surrounding and what is perceived as a possible dialogue and exploration of new sceneries.   The collaboration, in this sense, becomes a medium and result at the same time and this is possible only if one is keen to create something together. Cultural exchanges with other creativities becomes hope, expectation and method.   The cultural reading of the rst landscape of Valentino Garavani Rockstud X starts with British Designer Craig Green. A rst co-creation that brings to life an exclusive limited edition of men’s sneakers. A pragmatic result of the conceptual process of re-signi cation through which Pierpaolo Piccioli is de ning Valentino today and its future. Pierpaolo Piccioli and Craig Green have given a unique interpretation that sees the stud come into a new guise: a sneaker embraced by a sculptural sole made of maxi Rockstud, where the stud is both part of the design aesthetic and functionality.   The exclusive sneaker will come in a colour palette made of Black, Light Ivory, Army Green and Deep grey.   An exclusive installation will characterize the CRAIG GREEN x ROCKSTUD X VALENTINO GARAVANI: a structure that draws inspiration from both Creative Directors, across a minimal design that almost recalls a place of shelter. The structure, composed of wood and paper components is entirely made of low environmental impact elements.   The co-created sneakers will exclusively launch in Dover Street Market London and Ginza on June 12th2021, and will then roll out in selected Valentino boutiques worldwide and on Valentino.com. Maison Valentino announced on 10-10-2020 Valentino Garavani Rockstud X, the special project that celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the iconic Rockstud Accessories.   Rockstud X is a white canvas for new imaginary landscapes. For Pierpaolo Piccioli it is an open lab that features collaborations and co-creations with international designers and brands giving their own interpretation of the renowned “Stud”.   Collaboration as a form of a cultural and creative blend. Fashion is in constant quest for juxtaposition, a magni cent obsession as a conscious need of nourishment. Fashion has to embrace the social culture of the moment of time it lives in. This implies a continuous challenge between the surrounding and what is perceived as a possible dialogue and exploration of new sceneries.   The collaboration, in this sense, becomes a medium and result at the same time and this is possible only if one is keen to create something together. Cultural exchanges with other creativities becomes hope, expectation and method.   The cultural reading of the rst landscape of Valentino Garavani Rockstud X starts with British Designer Craig Green. A rst co-creation that brings to life an exclusive limited edition of men’s sneakers. A pragmatic result of the conceptual process of re-signi cation through which Pierpaolo Piccioli is de ning Valentino today and its future. Pierpaolo Piccioli and Craig Green have given a unique interpretation that sees the stud come into a new guise: a sneaker embraced by a sculptural sole made of maxi Rockstud, where the stud is both part of the design aesthetic and functionality.   The exclusive sneaker will come in a colour palette made of Black, Light Ivory, Army Green and Deep grey.   An exclusive installation will characterize the CRAIG GREEN x ROCKSTUD X VALENTINO GARAVANI: a structure that draws inspiration from both Creative Directors, across a minimal design that almost recalls a place of shelter. The structure, composed of wood and paper components is entirely made of low environmental impact elements.   The co-created sneakers will exclusively launch in Dover Street Market London and Ginza on June 12th2021, and will then roll out in selected Valentino boutiques worldwide and on Valentino.com.

In conversation with Anna Pahlavi
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In conversation with Anna Pahlavi

Fashion We had a delight speaking & working  with princess Anna Pahlavi in the interview and editorial bellow.       What was the moment in your childhood when you knew you wanted to be an artist?   That came later in my life. When I arrived in Paris in my 20’s, I decided to study art . I met a lot of interesting artists, that inspired me and made me want to be a part of this creative world. A defining moment in my life was when I was accepted at Parsons School of art and design. Soon after, I had my first group exhibit at the Museum of photography (MEP). It was collaborative project with my dear friend Martin d’Orgeval who happens to be a great artist. The Museum purchased two of our pieces, from that particular exhibit, for their own collection.      Was there a lot of art and artwork around you when you grew up in Kiev?   Environment where I grew up was already a piece of work. I even fell out of a balcony because there was no fences on it. The transformative power of art can do miracles. Besides that I was mostly surrounded by books. Classics were my main interest.      What does fashion mean to you?   I think Fashion can mean only one thing- Freedom. Without freedom, fashion would not be possible.      What project are you working on at the moment?   I am preparing a new set of works where I’m, a continuation of my last exhibition which was at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Clichy. I find myself more and more drawn to nature and what it has to offer.      Does a royal and being a model and artist go together well?   Traditionally royals were original models in the society. Sometimes the aspect of character/ title that is perceived by others is only a term. I believe we all have our own identity. Our persona is not fixed in one single character. The essence of your identity and soul, that if the essence is vibrant and compassionate, than grace will be present through whatever you do. You can be a painter one day, the filmmaker the other or a botanist tomorrow. The fun part of being an individual that you can choose to transform yourself from one to the other. As for me being a royal is less commitment out of the three. The meeting point of the three would be charisma. Historically speaking charisma was a divine gift to the royal person and the source of their power. Charisma is what inspires people.     Looking back at your exhibitions, which one was your very favourite?   Everything I was working on so far, every project brought some kind of magic to my reality. But I do put a heart on all of the projects in which I collaborated together with “Let us in”, independent contemporary art organization that sharing a message of creative values and social significance in alternative locations.      Where do you get your inspiration for your artwork?   As an artist I am aware that art work is a result of interaction of us and the environment. Since I am taking a part in this process, I get inspired by everything and everyone that I surround myself with.      Emotions are a big part of your artwork,  how are those two connected?   Every viewer has a different perspective on my work based on their own experience. I like the variety of opinions. Right now my focus is on expanding human emotion to emotions of nature. A little bit like Neo-Romanticism.      Your husband is also an artist, do you contribute to each other’s artwork, or do you have very different styles?   My husband and I have separate projects, which we review together. Sometimes I model for his paintings and photographs.     How did you experience this pandemic as an artist as well as a royal?   The feeling of isolation wasn’t so bad, being connected to nature and animals was the best part of it. I was lucky enough to be locked in a nice house,  in Spain, where I had time to take care of my intellect and enough space to express myself creatively. My experiences was close to finding back the time of Otium.    Do you have big plans for when the pandemic ends?   The politicians are saying it won’t end, so why should I delude myself:)       TEAM CREDITS:  TALENT: ANNA PAHLAVI at PLPUBLICIST PHOTOGRAPHER: LOUISE THORNFELDT at BAD LAND STYLIST: ELINE HOYOIS MAKE UP: YUMI ENDO at THE WALL GROUP HAIR: LAURIE ZANOLETTI at THE WALL GROUP We had a delight speaking & working  with princess Anna Pahlavi in the interview and editorial bellow.       What was the moment in your childhood when you knew you wanted to be an artist?   That came later in my life. When I arrived in Paris in my 20’s, I decided to study art . I met a lot of interesting artists, that inspired me and made me want to be a part of this creative world. A defining moment in my life was when I was accepted at Parsons School of art and design. Soon after, I had my first group exhibit at the Museum of photography (MEP). It was collaborative project with my dear friend Martin d’Orgeval who happens to be a great artist. The Museum purchased two of our pieces, from that particular exhibit, for their own collection.      Was there a lot of art and artwork around you when you grew up in Kiev?   Environment where I grew up was already a piece of work. I even fell out of a balcony because there was no fences on it. The transformative power of art can do miracles. Besides that I was mostly surrounded by books. Classics were my main interest.      What does fashion mean to you?   I think Fashion can mean only one thing- Freedom. Without freedom, fashion would not be possible.      What project are you working on at the moment?   I am preparing a new set of works where I’m, a continuation of my last exhibition which was at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Clichy. I find myself more and more drawn to nature and what it has to offer.      Does a royal and being a model and artist go together well?   Traditionally royals were original models in the society. Sometimes the aspect of character/ title that is perceived by others is only a term. I believe we all have our own identity. Our persona is not fixed in one single character. The essence of your identity and soul, that if the essence is vibrant and compassionate, than grace will be present through whatever you do. You can be a painter one day, the filmmaker the other or a botanist tomorrow. The fun part of being an individual that you can choose to transform yourself from one to the other. As for me being a royal is less commitment out of the three. The meeting point of the three would be charisma. Historically speaking charisma was a divine gift to the royal person and the source of their power. Charisma is what inspires people.     Looking back at your exhibitions, which one was your very favourite?   Everything I was working on so far, every project brought some kind of magic to my reality. But I do put a heart on all of the projects in which I collaborated together with “Let us in”, independent contemporary art organization that sharing a message of creative values and social significance in alternative locations.      Where do you get your inspiration for your artwork?   As an artist I am aware that art work is a result of interaction of us and the environment. Since I am taking a part in this process, I get inspired by everything and everyone that I surround myself with.      Emotions are a big part of your artwork,  how are those two connected?   Every viewer has a different perspective on my work based on their own experience. I like the variety of opinions. Right now my focus is on expanding human emotion to emotions of nature. A little bit like Neo-Romanticism.      Your husband is also an artist, do you contribute to each other’s artwork, or do you have very different styles?   My husband and I have separate projects, which we review together. Sometimes I model for his paintings and photographs.     How did you experience this pandemic as an artist as well as a royal?   The feeling of isolation wasn’t so bad, being connected to nature and animals was the best part of it. I was lucky enough to be locked in a nice house,  in Spain, where I had time to take care of my intellect and enough space to express myself creatively. My experiences was close to finding back the time of Otium.    Do you have big plans for when the pandemic ends?   The politicians are saying it won’t end, so why should I delude myself:)       TEAM CREDITS:  TALENT: ANNA PAHLAVI at PLPUBLICIST PHOTOGRAPHER: LOUISE THORNFELDT at BAD LAND STYLIST: ELINE HOYOIS MAKE UP: YUMI ENDO at THE WALL GROUP HAIR: LAURIE ZANOLETTI at THE WALL GROUP

Exclusive editorial in collaboration with CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE

Fashion Exclusive new digital editorial in collaboration with CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE, captured by Sébastien Giraud.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer : Sébastien Giraud @Serlin Associates Fashion Editor : Joy Sinanian Models : Guillaume Fillol @Sucessmodels // Kristin Drab @Unomodels Casting and AD : Corinne Patron Hair & Make up : Mickael Jauneau @Agence Aurelien Beauty with @lauramercier & @narsissist thanks to @niceworkparis / Hair @ghdhair @leonorgreyl @ghdfrance Digitech : Matiaș Brigidano and Lise Grancher Fashion Coordinator : Jean-Luc Favre Production : Paramour Paris All Clothes : CELINE HOMME by HEDI SLIMANE Exclusive new digital editorial in collaboration with CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE, captured by Sébastien Giraud.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer : Sébastien Giraud @Serlin Associates Fashion Editor : Joy Sinanian Models : Guillaume Fillol @Sucessmodels // Kristin Drab @Unomodels Casting and AD : Corinne Patron Hair & Make up : Mickael Jauneau @Agence Aurelien Beauty with @lauramercier & @narsissist thanks to @niceworkparis / Hair @ghdhair @leonorgreyl @ghdfrance Digitech : Matiaș Brigidano and Lise Grancher Fashion Coordinator : Jean-Luc Favre Production : Paramour Paris All Clothes : CELINE HOMME by HEDI SLIMANE

In conversation with Nicolai Marciano & FriendsWithYou
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In conversation with Nicolai Marciano & FriendsWithYou

Fashion This Spring, Guess is collaborating with FriendsWithYou on a capsule collection of colorful silhouettes and fabrications. The collection consists of 81 pieces, that are available from April. “GUESS has joined forces with FriendsWithYou to spark a movement - an opportunity to shape our world to be a happy place, a place where everything is Friends-With-You,” say FriendsWithYou founders, Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. We had the pleasure to talk about the collection with Nicolai Marciano from GUESS and Samuel and Arturo from FriendsWithYou.     Hi Nicolai, Samuel and Arturo.  This is not the first time you’re working together. Can you share with us how did the partnership of Guess x FriendsWithYou come to life?   Samuel: It started mostly as a friendship, which is kinda cool, you know. We met Nicolai and instantly became friends, just him being so down to earth, a cool kid. And also so professional and so much in love with creating art as fashion. And I think that was also a big part of our collaboration with J Balvin, which came from a similar type of mindset, of just spreading joy and some type of good feeling to people. So that's how it kind of got rolling.     Nicolai, we would love to hear more about your story with Guess. How did it all start, what are your goals for the brand?   Nicolai: I started working for the company seven years ago. I left high school early and started working for the brand. I started working in product development for denim and production was very product focused for the first couple of years. Then, like in the second to third year, I started getting more creatively involved, started putting some projects together. From one thing to another and thinking for the brand, we now have a department we've started and two new subdivisions of the company. One is Guess Originals and one is Guess U.S.A. And those are both brands that I managed directly along with the bigger overall partnerships, like this FriendWithYou partnership, which is a global kind of Guess partnership, all around the world.   This year going into next year, we're turning 40. And you know, I think the goals are really to see the company here for the next 40 years. So, it's about doing the right things, what's right for the brand and keeping the integrity, but also doing the right kind of storytelling from our archive and telling the right stories about our advertising. I think a lot of what we do, from Originals and Guess U.S.A. standpoint, we really educate, inform this younger generation of what Guess was built on. And there's kind of a lot of this nostalgia there and a lot of people then understand “Oh, that's why Guess is everywhere”. I understand what it was made from and the story it had with Jeans and the story it had with campaigns and advertising. So, a lot of what we do is storytelling and I think it makes it fun cause we have a lot of history and there's a lot of opportunity to work with a lot of different people. At the same time, it was just elevating and like enhancing, our brand as a whole.     Samuel and Arturo, the sole purpose of FriendsWithYou is spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck and Friendship. Tell us more about the brand itself. Are your designs always so colorful and playful?   Arturo: Yeah, that's something that we thought was always kind of a unique angle to what we want to do on the art. We think that to some degrees art in general tends to be about the dark side of the human soul. It feels like that art is linked to this idea that you own and it's only bad. And we’ve kind of taken this other angle, like why couldn't it be the opposite of that? Could it be something that is optimistic and that is focusing on the lighter side of the human experience, and that's something that we started doing from the beginning, from the first project that we did together. It was 20 years ago, this toys that were kind of like amulets that brought you good luck. They really helped you along the human life journey. And it's always been about that. It's like, how do we take this concepts that are kind of global or universal in the human experience, like icons and things that really bring us positivity, that makes us think about the positive things in life and how do we make those things and redesign them and use them through public culture to bring those ideas back into the mix. So that's kind of been central to what we've been doing together for 20 years, Sam and I. It's been amazing and what we're doing with Guess is a perfect example of that. There are ideas that are birthed in our studio through almost traditional art means, painting and sculpture and thinking and whatever, but somehow then apply it to more democratic kind of distribution means. And with a reach that Guess has on a global scale, it is a perfect match of the marketplace and then our concepts of really sharing this positivity.     What was the whole idea and concept behind the Spring 2021 capsule collection that you launched just recently?   Samuel: The main idea was really doing that similar thing as Arturo had mentioned, like taking this kind of amulets that are created for an international idea, bringing the world closer together while at the same time empowering each human, that is super powered with this colorful and intention based apparel that we're creating. We put love into every item and every concept that we're creating and that's what we do with our fine art. So we're like, let's do the same thing with this more further reaching apparel, give it so much love that when you are wearing it, you're now a catalyst for spreading love yourself. And also bringing yourself this magical love. It's almost like psychomagic, like the idea from Alejandro Jodorowsky, bringing in this concept that we can change, not only our environment, but a greater world itself. So that was the first major concept that we wanted to create this larger reaching and more accessible concept together with Guess and Nicolai and Paul. We're so excited that they embraced this idea and both of them are so innovative, and seeing that this is a new world trend by people not wanting to feel bad and also giving access of art to people in a more accessible way.     What is the main message behind this collection? How would you describe the target customers of this capsule?   Nicolai: I feel like you just kinda mentioned what the message was. It's about what you guys stand for and what FriendsWithYou is.    Arturo: Specific to your question, who is it that we're targeting? I think that we are targeting people that are not afraid of showing this optimistic side or people that want to kind of embrace that. And I think that is a very timely kind of collaboration, because I feel that is also very popular, at least in United States. And I'm sure it's similar in Europe, that it's becoming more common to wear clothes that are evocative. So I feel like there's almost a new window of permission to be that evocative with the clothes. And I think that we're definitely challenged trying to capitalize on that. Not just in the capital sense, but more in the “Okay, now it's allowed to really express yourself in that manner”. And I think that is what is cool. We have been wearing some of the test samples around and stuff like that. And people can’t help themselves by being “Oh my God, that is the cutest rainbow jacket I've ever seen”. It's something that brings joy out of just wearing it. You become a symbol if you're the one that is in the group and you're walking by and you are wearing the rainbow jacket, I think people smile at you. They're like “Oh my God, that person is not afraid of wearing that”. You know, like that positive kind of look in life. And I think it brings it out of all the people. There's almost like symmetry of positiveness that happens when you wear something that evokes that feeling. And that's something that's very interesting to us. I think that our target are people that are down to do that. I feel like there's a lot more of that happening.   Samuel: It's really about world unity and it's about self-healing and self-empowerment. So it's self-empowerment to create world unity what we’re really pushing for. That's kind of what our art is about, how do we heal ourselves and each other to be compassionate and empathetic towards each other to then start this larger cycle of healing and happiness and retraining our minds to seek this type of recourse with the universe together, so that we're creating almost this endless cycle of self-care that then turns into us nurturing our whole garden or our community and that’s really cool.     The collection has 81 pieces. You all must have one piece that stands out to you and is your favorite. We would love to hear which piece is your favorite.   Arturo: I don't know if I have a favorite one. I think it's hard to pick one of the babies to be like, that's my favorite baby. But I definitely think that a lot of the pieces that are very dense with designs are kind of some of my favorites. There's a lot of overall patterns and stuff like that. And I like some of those a lot, but I don't really have a favorite one.   Samuel: I would agree. Once you see the whole collection, it's so amazing. But, we made this little cloud backpack, which is one of our most iconic symbols and it’s this super cute thing that I could just see everybody wearing. And I mean, each of the pieces is so bright and happy. We did our first samples with Nicolai, me and Arturo. And he got a huge smile on his face. Every item is so well thought of and so well cared for. So it was really an exciting and fun project to release.     Are you already thinking of another collaboration between Guess and FriendsWithYou?   Samuel: We really see our partnerships like they don't really go away or end, we're very different as artists that way. We continue working with people that feel right and really get the message. We've already been speaking to Nicolai about much bigger projects, like doing multiple projects, possibly even creating a whole new top secret type of collaboration together, which is going to be a more long-term thing. But, even for our fine art projects and larger scale installations, we make little capsule collections with Nicolai and it's just kind of an ongoing collaboration and friendship and it just gets better with each thing. So it's fun for us to explore that.    Nicolai: There's more to come and we're excited to keep it going.       Explore the collection here: https://www.guess.eu/nl-nl/guess/collecties/guess-x-friendswithyou This Spring, Guess is collaborating with FriendsWithYou on a capsule collection of colorful silhouettes and fabrications. The collection consists of 81 pieces, that are available from April. “GUESS has joined forces with FriendsWithYou to spark a movement - an opportunity to shape our world to be a happy place, a place where everything is Friends-With-You,” say FriendsWithYou founders, Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. We had the pleasure to talk about the collection with Nicolai Marciano from GUESS and Samuel and Arturo from FriendsWithYou.     Hi Nicolai, Samuel and Arturo.  This is not the first time you’re working together. Can you share with us how did the partnership of Guess x FriendsWithYou come to life?   Samuel: It started mostly as a friendship, which is kinda cool, you know. We met Nicolai and instantly became friends, just him being so down to earth, a cool kid. And also so professional and so much in love with creating art as fashion. And I think that was also a big part of our collaboration with J Balvin, which came from a similar type of mindset, of just spreading joy and some type of good feeling to people. So that's how it kind of got rolling.     Nicolai, we would love to hear more about your story with Guess. How did it all start, what are your goals for the brand?   Nicolai: I started working for the company seven years ago. I left high school early and started working for the brand. I started working in product development for denim and production was very product focused for the first couple of years. Then, like in the second to third year, I started getting more creatively involved, started putting some projects together. From one thing to another and thinking for the brand, we now have a department we've started and two new subdivisions of the company. One is Guess Originals and one is Guess U.S.A. And those are both brands that I managed directly along with the bigger overall partnerships, like this FriendWithYou partnership, which is a global kind of Guess partnership, all around the world.   This year going into next year, we're turning 40. And you know, I think the goals are really to see the company here for the next 40 years. So, it's about doing the right things, what's right for the brand and keeping the integrity, but also doing the right kind of storytelling from our archive and telling the right stories about our advertising. I think a lot of what we do, from Originals and Guess U.S.A. standpoint, we really educate, inform this younger generation of what Guess was built on. And there's kind of a lot of this nostalgia there and a lot of people then understand “Oh, that's why Guess is everywhere”. I understand what it was made from and the story it had with Jeans and the story it had with campaigns and advertising. So, a lot of what we do is storytelling and I think it makes it fun cause we have a lot of history and there's a lot of opportunity to work with a lot of different people. At the same time, it was just elevating and like enhancing, our brand as a whole.     Samuel and Arturo, the sole purpose of FriendsWithYou is spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck and Friendship. Tell us more about the brand itself. Are your designs always so colorful and playful?   Arturo: Yeah, that's something that we thought was always kind of a unique angle to what we want to do on the art. We think that to some degrees art in general tends to be about the dark side of the human soul. It feels like that art is linked to this idea that you own and it's only bad. And we’ve kind of taken this other angle, like why couldn't it be the opposite of that? Could it be something that is optimistic and that is focusing on the lighter side of the human experience, and that's something that we started doing from the beginning, from the first project that we did together. It was 20 years ago, this toys that were kind of like amulets that brought you good luck. They really helped you along the human life journey. And it's always been about that. It's like, how do we take this concepts that are kind of global or universal in the human experience, like icons and things that really bring us positivity, that makes us think about the positive things in life and how do we make those things and redesign them and use them through public culture to bring those ideas back into the mix. So that's kind of been central to what we've been doing together for 20 years, Sam and I. It's been amazing and what we're doing with Guess is a perfect example of that. There are ideas that are birthed in our studio through almost traditional art means, painting and sculpture and thinking and whatever, but somehow then apply it to more democratic kind of distribution means. And with a reach that Guess has on a global scale, it is a perfect match of the marketplace and then our concepts of really sharing this positivity.     What was the whole idea and concept behind the Spring 2021 capsule collection that you launched just recently?   Samuel: The main idea was really doing that similar thing as Arturo had mentioned, like taking this kind of amulets that are created for an international idea, bringing the world closer together while at the same time empowering each human, that is super powered with this colorful and intention based apparel that we're creating. We put love into every item and every concept that we're creating and that's what we do with our fine art. So we're like, let's do the same thing with this more further reaching apparel, give it so much love that when you are wearing it, you're now a catalyst for spreading love yourself. And also bringing yourself this magical love. It's almost like psychomagic, like the idea from Alejandro Jodorowsky, bringing in this concept that we can change, not only our environment, but a greater world itself. So that was the first major concept that we wanted to create this larger reaching and more accessible concept together with Guess and Nicolai and Paul. We're so excited that they embraced this idea and both of them are so innovative, and seeing that this is a new world trend by people not wanting to feel bad and also giving access of art to people in a more accessible way.     What is the main message behind this collection? How would you describe the target customers of this capsule?   Nicolai: I feel like you just kinda mentioned what the message was. It's about what you guys stand for and what FriendsWithYou is.    Arturo: Specific to your question, who is it that we're targeting? I think that we are targeting people that are not afraid of showing this optimistic side or people that want to kind of embrace that. And I think that is a very timely kind of collaboration, because I feel that is also very popular, at least in United States. And I'm sure it's similar in Europe, that it's becoming more common to wear clothes that are evocative. So I feel like there's almost a new window of permission to be that evocative with the clothes. And I think that we're definitely challenged trying to capitalize on that. Not just in the capital sense, but more in the “Okay, now it's allowed to really express yourself in that manner”. And I think that is what is cool. We have been wearing some of the test samples around and stuff like that. And people can’t help themselves by being “Oh my God, that is the cutest rainbow jacket I've ever seen”. It's something that brings joy out of just wearing it. You become a symbol if you're the one that is in the group and you're walking by and you are wearing the rainbow jacket, I think people smile at you. They're like “Oh my God, that person is not afraid of wearing that”. You know, like that positive kind of look in life. And I think it brings it out of all the people. There's almost like symmetry of positiveness that happens when you wear something that evokes that feeling. And that's something that's very interesting to us. I think that our target are people that are down to do that. I feel like there's a lot more of that happening.   Samuel: It's really about world unity and it's about self-healing and self-empowerment. So it's self-empowerment to create world unity what we’re really pushing for. That's kind of what our art is about, how do we heal ourselves and each other to be compassionate and empathetic towards each other to then start this larger cycle of healing and happiness and retraining our minds to seek this type of recourse with the universe together, so that we're creating almost this endless cycle of self-care that then turns into us nurturing our whole garden or our community and that’s really cool.     The collection has 81 pieces. You all must have one piece that stands out to you and is your favorite. We would love to hear which piece is your favorite.   Arturo: I don't know if I have a favorite one. I think it's hard to pick one of the babies to be like, that's my favorite baby. But I definitely think that a lot of the pieces that are very dense with designs are kind of some of my favorites. There's a lot of overall patterns and stuff like that. And I like some of those a lot, but I don't really have a favorite one.   Samuel: I would agree. Once you see the whole collection, it's so amazing. But, we made this little cloud backpack, which is one of our most iconic symbols and it’s this super cute thing that I could just see everybody wearing. And I mean, each of the pieces is so bright and happy. We did our first samples with Nicolai, me and Arturo. And he got a huge smile on his face. Every item is so well thought of and so well cared for. So it was really an exciting and fun project to release.     Are you already thinking of another collaboration between Guess and FriendsWithYou?   Samuel: We really see our partnerships like they don't really go away or end, we're very different as artists that way. We continue working with people that feel right and really get the message. We've already been speaking to Nicolai about much bigger projects, like doing multiple projects, possibly even creating a whole new top secret type of collaboration together, which is going to be a more long-term thing. But, even for our fine art projects and larger scale installations, we make little capsule collections with Nicolai and it's just kind of an ongoing collaboration and friendship and it just gets better with each thing. So it's fun for us to explore that.    Nicolai: There's more to come and we're excited to keep it going.       Explore the collection here: https://www.guess.eu/nl-nl/guess/collecties/guess-x-friendswithyou

Chanel presents The Métiers d’art 2020/21 “Le Château des Dames” collection campaign with Kristen Stewart photographed by Juergen Teller
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Chanel presents The Métiers d’art 2020/21 “Le Château des Dames” collection campaign with Kristen Stewart photographed by Juergen Teller

Fashion The Château de Chenonceau breathes its history and its mysteries into the CHANEL Métiers d’art 2020/21 collection campaign.  After the show on December 3rd 2020, filmed in the grand gallery with its black and white checkered floor, this campaign continues exploring the “Château des Dames”:  the actress and CHANEL ambassador Kristen Stewart embarks on a romantic chassé-croisé before the lens of photographer Juergen Teller.     This campaign, embodied by Kristen Stewart, evokes the silhouette of the women who lived in the Château de Chenonceau, from Catherine de’ Medici to Diane de Poitiers, as well as that of contemporary women.  Constantly reinvented by Virginie Viard's creativity and the dialogue she maintains with the Métiers d'art, it is a celebration of women, detail and sophistication.     Visit their website for more information: https://www.chanel.com/nl/ The Château de Chenonceau breathes its history and its mysteries into the CHANEL Métiers d’art 2020/21 collection campaign.  After the show on December 3rd 2020, filmed in the grand gallery with its black and white checkered floor, this campaign continues exploring the “Château des Dames”:  the actress and CHANEL ambassador Kristen Stewart embarks on a romantic chassé-croisé before the lens of photographer Juergen Teller.     This campaign, embodied by Kristen Stewart, evokes the silhouette of the women who lived in the Château de Chenonceau, from Catherine de’ Medici to Diane de Poitiers, as well as that of contemporary women.  Constantly reinvented by Virginie Viard's creativity and the dialogue she maintains with the Métiers d'art, it is a celebration of women, detail and sophistication.     Visit their website for more information: https://www.chanel.com/nl/

Alexander McQueen presents the new womenswear autumn/winter 2021 shot by Paolo Roversi
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Alexander McQueen presents the new womenswear autumn/winter 2021 shot by Paolo Roversi

Fashion   It feels like now is a time for healing, for breathing new life, for exploring echoes from the past to enrich our future. More than ever, a sense of humanity, of the team working together with a single aim – to make something beautiful, something meaningful – feels both precious and important. We looked at water, for its healing properties, and at anemones. Anemones are the most ephemeral owers, here made permanent in cloth. The women wearing the anemone dresses almost become like owers, like their embodiment, their character – but ampli ed, grounded, radiant and strong. Sarah Burton, Creative Director.   It feels like now is a time for healing, for breathing new life, for exploring echoes from the past to enrich our future. More than ever, a sense of humanity, of the team working together with a single aim – to make something beautiful, something meaningful – feels both precious and important. We looked at water, for its healing properties, and at anemones. Anemones are the most ephemeral owers, here made permanent in cloth. The women wearing the anemone dresses almost become like owers, like their embodiment, their character – but ampli ed, grounded, radiant and strong. Sarah Burton, Creative Director.

Samsøe Samsøe presents the new  UNDYED capsule collection
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Samsøe Samsøe presents the new UNDYED capsule collection

Fashion Samsøe Samsøe launches a new sweat set series in the most perfect shade of Beige, as the pieces are fully undyed - mening less water & chemicals being used during the production process.    ”We have created products, where we decided to leave the cotton undyed. The products are made in the natural off-white colour of the raw cotton and the fabric has been given minimal treatments, reduced to only washing to take out vegetable fats, stabilizing processes and pre shrinkage treatments”, says Gitte Wetter, head of Design.    This means that Samsøe Samsøe’s undyed programme will save 80L of fresh water per kilo of fabric produced. In this first production programme, it means that the brand will in total save 480.000L of water. Since the fabric is undyed, the brand is also saving 80% of the chemicals normally used in the dyeing processes, which also leads to a substantial reduction of the energy consumed - when producing an item. This is a product with the lowest possible impact, as it is using virgin materials.   The cotton used for the programme is organic and produced under the GOTS certification. This means that no genetic engineering has been used, the entire supply chain, from the cotton field to our Portuguese garment manufacturer, is certified from a social aspect. This includes payment of correct wages on time, controlled working hours, no discrimination or child labour, health and safety in the work place and the cultivation of the cotton is using only organic fertilizers and no pesticides and insecticides.   Samsøe Samsøe is also analyzing, and looking into the possibilities of recycling the cutting waste from the undyed programme, so that they can turn this into new yarn, blending in 50% new fibres, for a potential continuation of this specific collection.      Samsøe Samsøe launches a new sweat set series in the most perfect shade of Beige, as the pieces are fully undyed - mening less water & chemicals being used during the production process.    ”We have created products, where we decided to leave the cotton undyed. The products are made in the natural off-white colour of the raw cotton and the fabric has been given minimal treatments, reduced to only washing to take out vegetable fats, stabilizing processes and pre shrinkage treatments”, says Gitte Wetter, head of Design.    This means that Samsøe Samsøe’s undyed programme will save 80L of fresh water per kilo of fabric produced. In this first production programme, it means that the brand will in total save 480.000L of water. Since the fabric is undyed, the brand is also saving 80% of the chemicals normally used in the dyeing processes, which also leads to a substantial reduction of the energy consumed - when producing an item. This is a product with the lowest possible impact, as it is using virgin materials.   The cotton used for the programme is organic and produced under the GOTS certification. This means that no genetic engineering has been used, the entire supply chain, from the cotton field to our Portuguese garment manufacturer, is certified from a social aspect. This includes payment of correct wages on time, controlled working hours, no discrimination or child labour, health and safety in the work place and the cultivation of the cotton is using only organic fertilizers and no pesticides and insecticides.   Samsøe Samsøe is also analyzing, and looking into the possibilities of recycling the cutting waste from the undyed programme, so that they can turn this into new yarn, blending in 50% new fibres, for a potential continuation of this specific collection.     

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