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Exclusive editorial by Petros
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Exclusive editorial by Petros

Fashion Exclusive editorial captured by Petros Studio.     team credits: photo: PETROS STUDIO stylist: ANNIE HERTIKOVA model: JIAHE ZHANG BY STORM MODELS casting: TIDE CASTING hair: TOMMY TAYLOR AT STELLA CREATIVE ARTISTS make-up: AMY CONLEY AT STELLA CREATIVE ARTISTS Exclusive editorial captured by Petros Studio.     team credits: photo: PETROS STUDIO stylist: ANNIE HERTIKOVA model: JIAHE ZHANG BY STORM MODELS casting: TIDE CASTING hair: TOMMY TAYLOR AT STELLA CREATIVE ARTISTS make-up: AMY CONLEY AT STELLA CREATIVE ARTISTS

Givenchy unveils GIV 1 sneakers by Matthew W. Williams
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Givenchy unveils GIV 1 sneakers by Matthew W. Williams

Accessories Givenchy is pleased to reveal the first sneaker style by Creative Director Matthew M. Williams.     In honing the Givenchy aesthetic for an exciting new era, Matthew M. Williams wished to focus on a refined sneaker style that fused performance and luxury in equal measure.     The result is the sleek, unisex GIV 1 line, featuring a trio of aerodynamic styles crafted in a mix of technical fabric, mesh, and embroidered and injected TPU details on the upper, layered together with high-quality calf leather. Streamlined yet visually dynamic, GIV 1 sneakers are crafted in Italy from black, off-white or crocodile-embossed leather. The 360° fully transparent, lightweight soles feature a green- gold sheen or glossy black finish and are discreetly accentuated underneath by 108 injection spots reprising in relief the House’s signature 4G emblem, which also appears on the sneaker’s side. Laces are either tone-on-tone or contrast with detailing on the tongue, giving these sophisticated urban essentials an extra shot of energy.     The GIV 1 unisex high-performance sneaker now available in stores and online: https://www.givenchy.com/nl/en/homepage Givenchy is pleased to reveal the first sneaker style by Creative Director Matthew M. Williams.     In honing the Givenchy aesthetic for an exciting new era, Matthew M. Williams wished to focus on a refined sneaker style that fused performance and luxury in equal measure.     The result is the sleek, unisex GIV 1 line, featuring a trio of aerodynamic styles crafted in a mix of technical fabric, mesh, and embroidered and injected TPU details on the upper, layered together with high-quality calf leather. Streamlined yet visually dynamic, GIV 1 sneakers are crafted in Italy from black, off-white or crocodile-embossed leather. The 360° fully transparent, lightweight soles feature a green- gold sheen or glossy black finish and are discreetly accentuated underneath by 108 injection spots reprising in relief the House’s signature 4G emblem, which also appears on the sneaker’s side. Laces are either tone-on-tone or contrast with detailing on the tongue, giving these sophisticated urban essentials an extra shot of energy.     The GIV 1 unisex high-performance sneaker now available in stores and online: https://www.givenchy.com/nl/en/homepage

DIOR PRESENTS THE EXCEPTIONAL NEW DIOR SIGNATURE EYEWEAR
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DIOR PRESENTS THE EXCEPTIONAL NEW DIOR SIGNATURE EYEWEAR

Accessories Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri for her Fall 2021 collection, the new Dior Signature eyewear line is available in four new styles, giving every look a touch of audacity. Graphic curves play with volumes in tortoiseshell or black acetate and come in square, butterfly, round or aviator shapes. Inspired by House codes, their temples are subtly punctuated with the “Christian Dior” signature – a distinctive symbol adorning several of the season’s accessories, such as the must-have Dior Book Tote, for a resolutely modern look. A new Dior essential, to discover in April 2021 or via an new Lens on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and 8th Wall. Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri for her Fall 2021 collection, the new Dior Signature eyewear line is available in four new styles, giving every look a touch of audacity. Graphic curves play with volumes in tortoiseshell or black acetate and come in square, butterfly, round or aviator shapes. Inspired by House codes, their temples are subtly punctuated with the “Christian Dior” signature – a distinctive symbol adorning several of the season’s accessories, such as the must-have Dior Book Tote, for a resolutely modern look. A new Dior essential, to discover in April 2021 or via an new Lens on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and 8th Wall.

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Gucci Presents the Gucci Beloved Talk Show
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Gucci Presents the Gucci Beloved Talk Show

Fashion For Gucci Beloved Lines, Creative Director Alessandro Michele has conjured up a version of the late-night “Hollywood” talk show that surprises, and playfully subverts the format. Appropriating this televisual convention as the setting, Gucci has once again partnered with cult artist, photographer, director Harmony Korine to create a new distinctive campaign.     The late-night TV talk show has become a pop culture staple – beaming the lives of the famous into our homes, a touch of glamour delivered with a sprinkling of good-humoured banter. Now for Gucci, a string of well-known stars, includingactor Awkwafina, actor and filmmaker Dakota Johnson, actor Diane Keaton, musician & actor Harry Styles, professional athlete & businesswoman Serena Williams and actor Sienna Miller, join actor and host James Corden on the set of the Beloved show, to talk about their latest exploits and – of course - their beloved handbag.     “We decided to show the concept of ‘beloved’ in an ironic way in the campaign, being inspired by the fact that bags are the protagonists in my life and in the lives of many other people,” explains Alessandro Michele. “We went back in time to the original TV talk shows, where the protagonist is the bag itself, the big star. Very often these creations are named after influential women who conditioned the habits and customs of many. It is precisely because they have great personalities that in the industry we gave them these powerful names; and now we have them in a show and twisted with the idea that there were two stars: the bag and the actual talent. A game of cross-references between the two great protagonists.”     The pieces featured are part of the four Gucci Beloved Lines, a reference to the House's past and the way it defines its now, and each is designed by Alessandro Michele with a contemporary approach to archival elements. These motifs and styles, so inherent and distinctly Gucci, become renewed in pieces that are created to be worn again and again, transcending seasons and trends. “I truly love and adore my handbags,” says Alessandro Michele. “Perhaps they will always be my greatest love, my favourite accessory. It was therefore natural for me to call some of the ones I created ‘Beloved’. The name comes from my own personal experience and my love for them.”     At the heart of the Gucci Beloved Lines is the Dionysus bag, which features two tiger heads shaped in the form of a spur, an ode to the Greek god who in myth is said to have crossed the river Tigris on a tiger sent to him by Zeus. Then there is the Gucci Horsebit 1955, distinguished by a double ring and bar, a motif that encapsulates the House’s rich equestrian heritage – a handbag connecting archival elements with contemporary details in an effortless way. Meanwhile, the GG Marmont is defined by the Double G, an archive-inspired styling of the initials of the House. And finally there is the Jackie 1961, known for its curved half-moon shape and emblematic piston closure. This is a bag that tells a story that spans eras, remaining timeless but always possessing a contemporary edge.     For an immersive experience to discover the lines, dedicated Gucci Pins – the series of ephemeral stores of the House – will launch internationally, with a distinctive design that puts under the spotlight the product offering. Keeping up with the digital-first approach of the House, tailored virtual contents will also be available on the Gucci App. A new game will debut on its ever-growing Arcade section, engaging gamers with products and props of the campaign – once again combining the past with the present to tell stories that speak of the future.     #GucciBeloved       CREDITS: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Harmony Korine Make-up: Thomas De Kluyver Hair: Paul Hanlon For Gucci Beloved Lines, Creative Director Alessandro Michele has conjured up a version of the late-night “Hollywood” talk show that surprises, and playfully subverts the format. Appropriating this televisual convention as the setting, Gucci has once again partnered with cult artist, photographer, director Harmony Korine to create a new distinctive campaign.     The late-night TV talk show has become a pop culture staple – beaming the lives of the famous into our homes, a touch of glamour delivered with a sprinkling of good-humoured banter. Now for Gucci, a string of well-known stars, includingactor Awkwafina, actor and filmmaker Dakota Johnson, actor Diane Keaton, musician & actor Harry Styles, professional athlete & businesswoman Serena Williams and actor Sienna Miller, join actor and host James Corden on the set of the Beloved show, to talk about their latest exploits and – of course - their beloved handbag.     “We decided to show the concept of ‘beloved’ in an ironic way in the campaign, being inspired by the fact that bags are the protagonists in my life and in the lives of many other people,” explains Alessandro Michele. “We went back in time to the original TV talk shows, where the protagonist is the bag itself, the big star. Very often these creations are named after influential women who conditioned the habits and customs of many. It is precisely because they have great personalities that in the industry we gave them these powerful names; and now we have them in a show and twisted with the idea that there were two stars: the bag and the actual talent. A game of cross-references between the two great protagonists.”     The pieces featured are part of the four Gucci Beloved Lines, a reference to the House's past and the way it defines its now, and each is designed by Alessandro Michele with a contemporary approach to archival elements. These motifs and styles, so inherent and distinctly Gucci, become renewed in pieces that are created to be worn again and again, transcending seasons and trends. “I truly love and adore my handbags,” says Alessandro Michele. “Perhaps they will always be my greatest love, my favourite accessory. It was therefore natural for me to call some of the ones I created ‘Beloved’. The name comes from my own personal experience and my love for them.”     At the heart of the Gucci Beloved Lines is the Dionysus bag, which features two tiger heads shaped in the form of a spur, an ode to the Greek god who in myth is said to have crossed the river Tigris on a tiger sent to him by Zeus. Then there is the Gucci Horsebit 1955, distinguished by a double ring and bar, a motif that encapsulates the House’s rich equestrian heritage – a handbag connecting archival elements with contemporary details in an effortless way. Meanwhile, the GG Marmont is defined by the Double G, an archive-inspired styling of the initials of the House. And finally there is the Jackie 1961, known for its curved half-moon shape and emblematic piston closure. This is a bag that tells a story that spans eras, remaining timeless but always possessing a contemporary edge.     For an immersive experience to discover the lines, dedicated Gucci Pins – the series of ephemeral stores of the House – will launch internationally, with a distinctive design that puts under the spotlight the product offering. Keeping up with the digital-first approach of the House, tailored virtual contents will also be available on the Gucci App. A new game will debut on its ever-growing Arcade section, engaging gamers with products and props of the campaign – once again combining the past with the present to tell stories that speak of the future.     #GucciBeloved       CREDITS: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Harmony Korine Make-up: Thomas De Kluyver Hair: Paul Hanlon

In conversation with Pauline Cousseau
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In conversation with Pauline Cousseau

Sustainability We had a pleasure speaking with  Pauline Cousseau founder and CEO of polette eyewear.     Tell our readers who you are in your own words. I believe I am a very passionate, determined, caring & committed person. I always wanted to explore the world and challenge myself so founding my company and creating a brand was a given from a very young age. Few mistakes were made along the way of course but I learnt a lot from the people I work with & grew with the company. Bouncing back is a passion of mine apparently!        What is your first memory of fashion and design? My grandma dressed up in what we would call 'vintage' fashion, and I loved it. I was wearing her big acetate white glasses with brown lenses - not at all adjusted to my eyesight but just for fun! She had the best taste. Beautiful glasses, attached to the gorgeous golden chains...I adored it! Actually, I still have those frames at home. And now, here I am, surrounded by many more...     Among all the glasses you have designed, which one embodies your personality the most? The Pauline in red because it was inspired by my life in China. This frame was actually worn by Miss China in 2014. The red, of course, is the colour of China but the shape represents to me the mix of two cultures: European & Chinese. Straight bridge for any nose, round and big to make a statement.   What inspired you to start your eyewear brand back in 2011? The lack of transparency and the lie around the traditional optical market!   Out of a factory, a frame costs around 7€ and we always paid huge prices in Europe. I wanted to understand why and to bring revolution to this market! Let me bring you back to 2011: no Instagram, beginning of Facebook & the first steps of e-commerce. To revolutionise and stop this unfairness of the optical industry, we created polette.    We designed, produced, displayed online our collections & sent our products directly to the final customer. No intermediaries! No extra costs! Just quality, fashion & fairness!   Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   Ouch, that is a difficult question! I do not have one specifically but so many. My business partners for sure, Pierre and Aladin, they support and challenge me every day. The most important are the people I love. I value their opinion & their insights on life.    All of them, very different but always combative and positive people.  My family and friends give me the honest mirror effect I need!   What is the most daring thing you did during the lockdown times?   The most daring thing I did during the lockdown? Would I dare say it? I would say traveling. I have always been traveling since I am 19 and to me these travel regulations were very hard to accept. So, at first, I stayed put but after a while I went (respecting all safety measures, of course) wherever I could.     What is your personal motto? Honestly? Carpe Diem!  You have one life, make the most of it.     What are your upcoming projects for this year? What are the new launches and collections you have coming out?   Sustainability!! I want to scream about it from the rooftops!     We are the FIRST optical company doing it, and after two years of research by our technical and product teams - we made it! I am very proud of it and want to continue building this journey more and more! We have two collections: one made from Eco-Acetate - which are plant seeds-based materials that have no chemicals; the other one - is Recycled Acetate, which is made of all the off-cuts of glasses that have been already produced. The off-cuts are mixed together and then we use it to create a new magnificent frame. Also, in the very near future, we will be opening more connected showrooms across Europe!   With work you have travelled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   It's a tough question, depending on what you are looking for. China is amazing! I love the culture and the people. I recommend a trip to anyone in need of understanding what is happening there.    Of course, it is not all magical, but you will find amazing people, landscapes and architecture. I love Africa as well: I went to Tanzania, Kenya & South Africa. All countries are very different but always a marvellous experience!  I am pretty sure I will be spending more time there in the future.       What is your biggest outtake from last year? It was a hard year for everyone, and it made me even more grateful and passionate about the company that we built. Our digital-first business model and values proved to be the future, withstanding a crisis that no one expected to reach this magnitude. Our website welcomed new customers looking to make their days at home brighter and our connected showrooms were able to stay open to perform free eye-tests by our professional opticians. It helped us to keep the focus on our next and most important goal - sustainability. My biggest outtake from this year is that now I am even more certain that with our amazing quality products, values and team - nothing is impossible. We will get where we want to go.    As the theme of our new issue is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   My grandfather, who I loved & respected a lot, was a very skilled gardener and a nature lover. He could give you the names of all the birds and grow any plants, veggies or fruits.  I grew up "helping" him. His love for nature transpired on me for sure.  Since then, I have always been careful and respectful. Surely, not perfect but trying to get better every day.  I really love nature & find our Earth fascinating!  That is also why in our company, we do our best to act in a sustainable manner: we have no stocks in the showrooms or factories, and from the first sustainable collection, we now are one by one launching all our products made only from sustainable materials.   Tell us more about your fully sustainable collection. At polette, we’re committed to sustainability as it is our top priority. We have always worked to minimise our environmental impact. Thanks to our customised on-demand products and the no stock policy in all our showrooms and the lab. Now our eco-acetate and recycled acetate collection take that commitment one step further! Our sustainable collection is yet another step for polette to make our brand 100% circular and environmentally friendly. All of the 34 models of this collection are made from the eco-acetate that uses plant seeds, making the products bio-based. The frames are biodegradable at 60% after 150 days.    Can you describe to our readers how a purchase of your glasses works at one of your stores? Also, do you have any new store openings coming up? We don’t have stores but revolutionary showrooms where our customers can try our latest designs and get a free eye test with amazing professional opticians! Everything is done online, the connected showrooms are completely digital. We don’t have a cashier desk and as sustainability is our main concern, we don’t have any stocks. Every frame has a QR code which customers can scan, add their prescription (which also has a QR code!) and get their frames delivered straight to their home!  For now, we have eight showrooms located in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. When it comes to the new openings, we launched our Spanish online store last year, while German and Italian ones will be live in the coming months. The opening of the showrooms in those countries will follow as soon as the current situation stabilizes, and we have plans to host many more opening parties in the next couple of years!     We had a pleasure speaking with  Pauline Cousseau founder and CEO of polette eyewear.     Tell our readers who you are in your own words. I believe I am a very passionate, determined, caring & committed person. I always wanted to explore the world and challenge myself so founding my company and creating a brand was a given from a very young age. Few mistakes were made along the way of course but I learnt a lot from the people I work with & grew with the company. Bouncing back is a passion of mine apparently!        What is your first memory of fashion and design? My grandma dressed up in what we would call 'vintage' fashion, and I loved it. I was wearing her big acetate white glasses with brown lenses - not at all adjusted to my eyesight but just for fun! She had the best taste. Beautiful glasses, attached to the gorgeous golden chains...I adored it! Actually, I still have those frames at home. And now, here I am, surrounded by many more...     Among all the glasses you have designed, which one embodies your personality the most? The Pauline in red because it was inspired by my life in China. This frame was actually worn by Miss China in 2014. The red, of course, is the colour of China but the shape represents to me the mix of two cultures: European & Chinese. Straight bridge for any nose, round and big to make a statement.   What inspired you to start your eyewear brand back in 2011? The lack of transparency and the lie around the traditional optical market!   Out of a factory, a frame costs around 7€ and we always paid huge prices in Europe. I wanted to understand why and to bring revolution to this market! Let me bring you back to 2011: no Instagram, beginning of Facebook & the first steps of e-commerce. To revolutionise and stop this unfairness of the optical industry, we created polette.    We designed, produced, displayed online our collections & sent our products directly to the final customer. No intermediaries! No extra costs! Just quality, fashion & fairness!   Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   Ouch, that is a difficult question! I do not have one specifically but so many. My business partners for sure, Pierre and Aladin, they support and challenge me every day. The most important are the people I love. I value their opinion & their insights on life.    All of them, very different but always combative and positive people.  My family and friends give me the honest mirror effect I need!   What is the most daring thing you did during the lockdown times?   The most daring thing I did during the lockdown? Would I dare say it? I would say traveling. I have always been traveling since I am 19 and to me these travel regulations were very hard to accept. So, at first, I stayed put but after a while I went (respecting all safety measures, of course) wherever I could.     What is your personal motto? Honestly? Carpe Diem!  You have one life, make the most of it.     What are your upcoming projects for this year? What are the new launches and collections you have coming out?   Sustainability!! I want to scream about it from the rooftops!     We are the FIRST optical company doing it, and after two years of research by our technical and product teams - we made it! I am very proud of it and want to continue building this journey more and more! We have two collections: one made from Eco-Acetate - which are plant seeds-based materials that have no chemicals; the other one - is Recycled Acetate, which is made of all the off-cuts of glasses that have been already produced. The off-cuts are mixed together and then we use it to create a new magnificent frame. Also, in the very near future, we will be opening more connected showrooms across Europe!   With work you have travelled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   It's a tough question, depending on what you are looking for. China is amazing! I love the culture and the people. I recommend a trip to anyone in need of understanding what is happening there.    Of course, it is not all magical, but you will find amazing people, landscapes and architecture. I love Africa as well: I went to Tanzania, Kenya & South Africa. All countries are very different but always a marvellous experience!  I am pretty sure I will be spending more time there in the future.       What is your biggest outtake from last year? It was a hard year for everyone, and it made me even more grateful and passionate about the company that we built. Our digital-first business model and values proved to be the future, withstanding a crisis that no one expected to reach this magnitude. Our website welcomed new customers looking to make their days at home brighter and our connected showrooms were able to stay open to perform free eye-tests by our professional opticians. It helped us to keep the focus on our next and most important goal - sustainability. My biggest outtake from this year is that now I am even more certain that with our amazing quality products, values and team - nothing is impossible. We will get where we want to go.    As the theme of our new issue is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   My grandfather, who I loved & respected a lot, was a very skilled gardener and a nature lover. He could give you the names of all the birds and grow any plants, veggies or fruits.  I grew up "helping" him. His love for nature transpired on me for sure.  Since then, I have always been careful and respectful. Surely, not perfect but trying to get better every day.  I really love nature & find our Earth fascinating!  That is also why in our company, we do our best to act in a sustainable manner: we have no stocks in the showrooms or factories, and from the first sustainable collection, we now are one by one launching all our products made only from sustainable materials.   Tell us more about your fully sustainable collection. At polette, we’re committed to sustainability as it is our top priority. We have always worked to minimise our environmental impact. Thanks to our customised on-demand products and the no stock policy in all our showrooms and the lab. Now our eco-acetate and recycled acetate collection take that commitment one step further! Our sustainable collection is yet another step for polette to make our brand 100% circular and environmentally friendly. All of the 34 models of this collection are made from the eco-acetate that uses plant seeds, making the products bio-based. The frames are biodegradable at 60% after 150 days.    Can you describe to our readers how a purchase of your glasses works at one of your stores? Also, do you have any new store openings coming up? We don’t have stores but revolutionary showrooms where our customers can try our latest designs and get a free eye test with amazing professional opticians! Everything is done online, the connected showrooms are completely digital. We don’t have a cashier desk and as sustainability is our main concern, we don’t have any stocks. Every frame has a QR code which customers can scan, add their prescription (which also has a QR code!) and get their frames delivered straight to their home!  For now, we have eight showrooms located in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. When it comes to the new openings, we launched our Spanish online store last year, while German and Italian ones will be live in the coming months. The opening of the showrooms in those countries will follow as soon as the current situation stabilizes, and we have plans to host many more opening parties in the next couple of years!    

Alexander McQueen presents the Curve Bag
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Alexander McQueen presents the Curve Bag

Accessories New for the Spring/Summer 2021 season is The Curve bag, a strong and contemporary design nished with a reference to the harness silhouette which has been central to the Alexander McQueen handwriting from the very early days of the house.     The Curve has a moulded silhouette, re ecting the stripped back approach and focus on silhouette that characterises the latest women’s ready-to-wear collection. A double- ap closure folds over, creating a pure and elliptical form. The body of the bag is hugged by the aforementioned harness - exaggerated and with all edges nished by hand.     The Curve is carried via an adjustable strap allowing the bag to be worn cross body or over the shoulder. An Alexander McQueen signature appears embossed on the front of the bag and a debossed seal features on the back.     A window display dedicated to The Curve bag will be installed at the Alexander McQueen London agship on Old Bond Street mid-April. Recalling the Spring/Summer 2021 lm, First Light, the bags move in waves, referencing the ebb and ow of the River Thames. This installation will later be rolled out to select McQueen flagships worldwide.     #McQueenCurve New for the Spring/Summer 2021 season is The Curve bag, a strong and contemporary design nished with a reference to the harness silhouette which has been central to the Alexander McQueen handwriting from the very early days of the house.     The Curve has a moulded silhouette, re ecting the stripped back approach and focus on silhouette that characterises the latest women’s ready-to-wear collection. A double- ap closure folds over, creating a pure and elliptical form. The body of the bag is hugged by the aforementioned harness - exaggerated and with all edges nished by hand.     The Curve is carried via an adjustable strap allowing the bag to be worn cross body or over the shoulder. An Alexander McQueen signature appears embossed on the front of the bag and a debossed seal features on the back.     A window display dedicated to The Curve bag will be installed at the Alexander McQueen London agship on Old Bond Street mid-April. Recalling the Spring/Summer 2021 lm, First Light, the bags move in waves, referencing the ebb and ow of the River Thames. This installation will later be rolled out to select McQueen flagships worldwide.     #McQueenCurve

GUCCI ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS NEW AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL STORE
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GUCCI ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS NEW AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL STORE

Fashion Gucci is pleased to announce the opening of its new store in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands. The store spans over 88 square meters and houses an array of Gucci’s products, from handbags and luggage to small leather goods, shoes, silks and eyewear.                                                                                                                        With a look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the interior design is discreet. Soft elements like velvet stools and a pouf, as well as armchairs and vintage dark wood display furniture, offset harder surfaces and industrial elements, such as rivets. Contemporary luxury is suggested not only by the employment of beautiful and idiosyncratic materials, but also through a determinedly spare use of space. In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterises Gucci’s collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial and romantic. The concept effortlessly complements the product-offer from the House.     Contrasting merchandising elements represent different design codes of the House, and these combine to create curiosity, inviting customers to feel like they are constantly discovering new aspects of the store. Each Gucci boutique is therefore a “cabinet of curiosities”, created to delight and inspire.     The mood within the store is one of discretion, where understated drama is created by the surprising and unexpected combination of materials. Juxtaposition of this sort, where opposites forge a new connection, is repeated ubiquitously: technical, mechanical display contrast with the softness of the rich fabrics that adorn the rooms; wooden tables with velvet tops and the optical marble flooring complement the ivory white satin boiserie. Throughout the store, one finds sumptuous seats and a vintage rug. The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci. Gucci is pleased to announce the opening of its new store in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands. The store spans over 88 square meters and houses an array of Gucci’s products, from handbags and luggage to small leather goods, shoes, silks and eyewear.                                                                                                                        With a look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the interior design is discreet. Soft elements like velvet stools and a pouf, as well as armchairs and vintage dark wood display furniture, offset harder surfaces and industrial elements, such as rivets. Contemporary luxury is suggested not only by the employment of beautiful and idiosyncratic materials, but also through a determinedly spare use of space. In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterises Gucci’s collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial and romantic. The concept effortlessly complements the product-offer from the House.     Contrasting merchandising elements represent different design codes of the House, and these combine to create curiosity, inviting customers to feel like they are constantly discovering new aspects of the store. Each Gucci boutique is therefore a “cabinet of curiosities”, created to delight and inspire.     The mood within the store is one of discretion, where understated drama is created by the surprising and unexpected combination of materials. Juxtaposition of this sort, where opposites forge a new connection, is repeated ubiquitously: technical, mechanical display contrast with the softness of the rich fabrics that adorn the rooms; wooden tables with velvet tops and the optical marble flooring complement the ivory white satin boiserie. Throughout the store, one finds sumptuous seats and a vintage rug. The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci.

THE INCREDIBLE BURBERRY AUTUMN & WINTER 2021 WOMENSWEAR PRESENTATION
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THE INCREDIBLE BURBERRY AUTUMN & WINTER 2021 WOMENSWEAR PRESENTATION

Fashion ‘Throughout my life, my mother has been this incredible force of nature. As a single parent, she raised me and my eight sisters with unfaltering purpose and pride. So, naturally, I have always been drawn to strong women and, in turn, they have also given me the confidence to express my own femininity. They are not afraid to challenge expectations and I have always been in such awe of their determination. They are warriors. I wanted this collection to feel truly emblematic of the power of feminine energy: a modern armour that captures its characteristic fierce aura. There’s an underlying attitude to the collection that’s very British; of being unique, eccentric and totally authentic in how you express yourself. This presentation is a love letter to women and a celebration of their incomparable strength.’ - Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     A symbolic sun rises, bringing a new dawn of opportunity. Mother Nature is iconised, and her strength celebrated as the provider of this new beginning. Riccardo Tisci’s Autumn/Winter 2021 womenswear presentation for Burberry sets out a bold interpretation of modern femininity; shedding archetypes and readdressing preconceptions. At its core, the collection carries a sense of unflinching pride and conviction. With a sense of fluidity, looks reinvent tradition, twist classicism and encourage freedom of expression. Set within the home of the brand, at Burberry’s flagship Regent Street store in London, an awe-inspiring incarnation of visionary British artist Shygirl introduces the presentation with an original spoken-word piece. The collection itself reflects Burberry’s distinctive character and attitude, reinvigorating hallmarks with a fresh perspective for the modern woman of today. This energy is encapsulated in a dynamic electronic soundtrack, rallying the models as they move confidently through the space.     Continuing to be inspired by the themes laid out at the Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021 menswear presentation, the collection pays homage to the indomitable force of Mother Nature and the widespread British craft and outdoor movements of the early 20th Century. With fluttering capes and references to flags, the collection nods to these groups who daringly ventured into nature, breaking with convention in their journey towards building a better future. This sense of optimism is palpable throughout the collection with showers of unexpected brightness – the rainbow shining through the rain.     Burberry has always empowered people to push boundaries and continues to challenge tradition today. For Autumn/Winter 2021, the fashion house embarks on the next stage of its exploration of modern femininity and masculinity with Riccardo Tisci re-writing the narrative, underscoring his collections with a sense of boldness and opportunity. ‘Throughout my life, my mother has been this incredible force of nature. As a single parent, she raised me and my eight sisters with unfaltering purpose and pride. So, naturally, I have always been drawn to strong women and, in turn, they have also given me the confidence to express my own femininity. They are not afraid to challenge expectations and I have always been in such awe of their determination. They are warriors. I wanted this collection to feel truly emblematic of the power of feminine energy: a modern armour that captures its characteristic fierce aura. There’s an underlying attitude to the collection that’s very British; of being unique, eccentric and totally authentic in how you express yourself. This presentation is a love letter to women and a celebration of their incomparable strength.’ - Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     A symbolic sun rises, bringing a new dawn of opportunity. Mother Nature is iconised, and her strength celebrated as the provider of this new beginning. Riccardo Tisci’s Autumn/Winter 2021 womenswear presentation for Burberry sets out a bold interpretation of modern femininity; shedding archetypes and readdressing preconceptions. At its core, the collection carries a sense of unflinching pride and conviction. With a sense of fluidity, looks reinvent tradition, twist classicism and encourage freedom of expression. Set within the home of the brand, at Burberry’s flagship Regent Street store in London, an awe-inspiring incarnation of visionary British artist Shygirl introduces the presentation with an original spoken-word piece. The collection itself reflects Burberry’s distinctive character and attitude, reinvigorating hallmarks with a fresh perspective for the modern woman of today. This energy is encapsulated in a dynamic electronic soundtrack, rallying the models as they move confidently through the space.     Continuing to be inspired by the themes laid out at the Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021 menswear presentation, the collection pays homage to the indomitable force of Mother Nature and the widespread British craft and outdoor movements of the early 20th Century. With fluttering capes and references to flags, the collection nods to these groups who daringly ventured into nature, breaking with convention in their journey towards building a better future. This sense of optimism is palpable throughout the collection with showers of unexpected brightness – the rainbow shining through the rain.     Burberry has always empowered people to push boundaries and continues to challenge tradition today. For Autumn/Winter 2021, the fashion house embarks on the next stage of its exploration of modern femininity and masculinity with Riccardo Tisci re-writing the narrative, underscoring his collections with a sense of boldness and opportunity.

Our new digital cover editorial  in collaboration with DIESEL
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Our new digital cover editorial in collaboration with DIESEL

Fashion We are excited to be releasing our digital cover collaboration with DIESEL by Glenn Martens, captured by Koers von Cremer.       Team:  Photography - Koers von Cremer @koersvoncremer Fashion and videography - Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri Hair and makeup - Wout Philippo for Mádara Cosmetics and Redken @woutphilippobeauty Casting - Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Fashion assistance - Magdalena Roe @magdalenaroe Videography assistance - Jelle van Brakel Models - Alpha and Heritier at The Movement Models @themovementmodels all fashion - DIESEL @diesel#DieselxDiesel #NumeroNetherlands #digitalcover   discover the new collection here:https://nl.diesel.com/en/unisex/dieselxdiesel/ We are excited to be releasing our digital cover collaboration with DIESEL by Glenn Martens, captured by Koers von Cremer.       Team:  Photography - Koers von Cremer @koersvoncremer Fashion and videography - Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri Hair and makeup - Wout Philippo for Mádara Cosmetics and Redken @woutphilippobeauty Casting - Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Fashion assistance - Magdalena Roe @magdalenaroe Videography assistance - Jelle van Brakel Models - Alpha and Heritier at The Movement Models @themovementmodels all fashion - DIESEL @diesel#DieselxDiesel #NumeroNetherlands #digitalcover   discover the new collection here:https://nl.diesel.com/en/unisex/dieselxdiesel/

Louis Vuitton presents the Pre-Fall 2021 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière
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Louis Vuitton presents the Pre-Fall 2021 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière

Fashion Filling up on Vuittamins is the upbeat, optimistic proposition of the new Pre-Fall 2021 collection. A heightened practical sophis-tication. Through three main stylistic pillars, Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, draws upon his major design angles since arriving at the House, visions which symbol- ise the nature of the LOUIS VUITTON woman.     From tech romanticism to energetic sportswear and rediscovered essentials.     Tech Romanticism: An opulence in which the softness of mate- rials and the delicacy of embroideries mix with an urban attitude, recalling personal memories. Energetic Sportswear: Where colours clash and reinvent chromatic duos. Blue/Bordeaux, Red / Violet, Lemon / Lime... Rediscovering Essentials: An update of House Icons, reconquering great classics.     Stacy Martin is the ambassador of the Pre-Fall 2021 collection. Photographed by Nicolas Ghesquière, she is the heroine in a newtake on the Nouvelle Vague.     “Stacy has innate elegance and an inspiring personality. I have a lot of respect for her career path, her bold choices and the roles she takes on. I very much enjoyed photographing Stacy. So cool and laid-back, I love the way she wears my collections.” Nicolas Ghesquière Filling up on Vuittamins is the upbeat, optimistic proposition of the new Pre-Fall 2021 collection. A heightened practical sophis-tication. Through three main stylistic pillars, Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, draws upon his major design angles since arriving at the House, visions which symbol- ise the nature of the LOUIS VUITTON woman.     From tech romanticism to energetic sportswear and rediscovered essentials.     Tech Romanticism: An opulence in which the softness of mate- rials and the delicacy of embroideries mix with an urban attitude, recalling personal memories. Energetic Sportswear: Where colours clash and reinvent chromatic duos. Blue/Bordeaux, Red / Violet, Lemon / Lime... Rediscovering Essentials: An update of House Icons, reconquering great classics.     Stacy Martin is the ambassador of the Pre-Fall 2021 collection. Photographed by Nicolas Ghesquière, she is the heroine in a newtake on the Nouvelle Vague.     “Stacy has innate elegance and an inspiring personality. I have a lot of respect for her career path, her bold choices and the roles she takes on. I very much enjoyed photographing Stacy. So cool and laid-back, I love the way she wears my collections.” Nicolas Ghesquière

Montblanc presents Sartorial
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Montblanc presents Sartorial

Accessories Introducing the modern classicism of an icon re-invented. While trends come and go, some designs stand the test of time. The Montblanc Sartorial Collection is an hybrid between timeless classic design and bold contemporary style, an ever-evolving collection for those seeking to leave their mark, accompanied by leather pieces that strike a balance between heritage and modernity.     Central to the aesthetics of the collection is the reinvention of an icon - the Montblanc “M” – re-engineered as an M-shaped front pocket. Beyond a focus on sartorial style, the Montblanc Sartorial Evolution features new functionalities so the leather pieces can be used or worn in multiple ways.     Montblanc Sartorial accompanies business nomads, city travellers and entrepreneurial doers on their journey from fast-paced days to sophisticated nights, from business adventures to relaxing escapes and everything in between. Crafted in black, deep blue or bold graphite leather, the pieces have been thoughtfully designed to reflect the ever-changing lifestyle of their owner, with the M-shape design as a constant throughout the collection.   Large, Medium or Ultra slim Document Case - ideal companion for the grind of daily business, with zip compartments for storing laptops and tablets, documents. Large, Medium or Small Backpack - comfortable and convenient bag of choice for fearless entrepreneurs or creative mavericks, featuring the signature M-shape pocket on the front of the bag. Vertical and Horizontal Totes – a bag that strikes a balance between relaxed informal style and formal classic elegance, for days when work and play become just blend into each other. Messenger Bag, Envelope or Mini Envelope - bold formats for the adventurous and the novelty- seekers who want to retain a touch of timeless elegance. Portfolio, Notepad Holder, Notebook Holder, Clutch and Small Pouch - lightweight solutions ideal for carrying documents, stationary and personal belongings. Wallets, Pen Sleeve, Business Card Holders, Passport Holder and Key Fobs – small accessories to pair with larger Sartorial pieces.     An ambitiously innovative spirit with the staying power of enduring designs. With an eye on modernity, Montblanc Sartorial continues to reshape Montblanc’s heritage.     Montblanc Sartorial Collection is available from April 2021 at Montblanc boutiques worldwide and online. For more information visit www.montblanc.com Introducing the modern classicism of an icon re-invented. While trends come and go, some designs stand the test of time. The Montblanc Sartorial Collection is an hybrid between timeless classic design and bold contemporary style, an ever-evolving collection for those seeking to leave their mark, accompanied by leather pieces that strike a balance between heritage and modernity.     Central to the aesthetics of the collection is the reinvention of an icon - the Montblanc “M” – re-engineered as an M-shaped front pocket. Beyond a focus on sartorial style, the Montblanc Sartorial Evolution features new functionalities so the leather pieces can be used or worn in multiple ways.     Montblanc Sartorial accompanies business nomads, city travellers and entrepreneurial doers on their journey from fast-paced days to sophisticated nights, from business adventures to relaxing escapes and everything in between. Crafted in black, deep blue or bold graphite leather, the pieces have been thoughtfully designed to reflect the ever-changing lifestyle of their owner, with the M-shape design as a constant throughout the collection.   Large, Medium or Ultra slim Document Case - ideal companion for the grind of daily business, with zip compartments for storing laptops and tablets, documents. Large, Medium or Small Backpack - comfortable and convenient bag of choice for fearless entrepreneurs or creative mavericks, featuring the signature M-shape pocket on the front of the bag. Vertical and Horizontal Totes – a bag that strikes a balance between relaxed informal style and formal classic elegance, for days when work and play become just blend into each other. Messenger Bag, Envelope or Mini Envelope - bold formats for the adventurous and the novelty- seekers who want to retain a touch of timeless elegance. Portfolio, Notepad Holder, Notebook Holder, Clutch and Small Pouch - lightweight solutions ideal for carrying documents, stationary and personal belongings. Wallets, Pen Sleeve, Business Card Holders, Passport Holder and Key Fobs – small accessories to pair with larger Sartorial pieces.     An ambitiously innovative spirit with the staying power of enduring designs. With an eye on modernity, Montblanc Sartorial continues to reshape Montblanc’s heritage.     Montblanc Sartorial Collection is available from April 2021 at Montblanc boutiques worldwide and online. For more information visit www.montblanc.com

Vans Collaborates with Joel and Tosh Tudor for Collection That Blends Classic Style with a Look to the Future
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Vans Collaborates with Joel and Tosh Tudor for Collection That Blends Classic Style with a Look to the Future

Accessories In a collaboration that bridges generations through its aesthetic, materials, and the riders who influenced it, Vans is proud to present the Vans x Tudor Collection, a footwear and apparel capsule that reflects the spirit of one of Vans’ most iconic surf families.    Marked by its vintage prints, retro lettering and classic style, the Vans x Tudor Collection reflects the aesthetic of Joel Tudor, a Vans team rider for almost 25 years, and his 14-year-old son Tosh. Whether they’re logging at Cardiff Reef in the summer or charging Pipeline in the winter, the two can often be found surfing together, their flowing and casual styles almost indistinguishable at times. The Vans x Tudor Collection captures their lifestyle, combining a retro San Diego color palette with classic Hawaiian vibes.   “It’s so cool to see where Tosh is in his career and work on these projects together with my son,” says Joel. “We’re both super stoked on how this collection turned out.”   The Vans x Tudor Collection features five footwear styles, led by the Chukka DX SF in java/turtledove. It was important to Joel that the collection include the Chukka, a shoe that was a huge part of his childhood. Playing off the traditional Chukka boot style, but with the functionality Vans loyalists have come to rely on, the Chukka features an all-canvas upper with contrast stitching and retro lettering on the midsole that Joel himself designed. “I’ve been obsessed with the lettering and fonts of the psychedelic rock posters of the late 1960’s for as long as I can remember,” Joel says. “Wes Wilson, Bonnie Maclean, there’s so many great artists.  I developed my own style after years of studying them earlier on.”   The Chukka DX, along with the other closed-toe footwear in the collection, also features a cork-lined, removable UltraCush Lite footbed for elevated comfort and support.     Also key to the footwear collection is the UltraCush Slide-On. Taking its cues from Vans’ iconic Slip-On style, this slide sandal features contrast stitching on the synthetic nubuck strap, reminiscent of the Slip-On’s distinctive tongue. The Slide-On comes in java with turtledove contrast stitching and a printed lining.      The Sk8-Low Reissue SF, Authentic SF and Nexpa Synthetic sandal in the same versatile colorway complete the footwear collection. The Sk8-Low features a suede and canvas upper with contrast stitching and midsole lettering, while Joel’s artwork covers the all-canvas Authentic’s upper. The sandal’s UltraCush footbed ensures all-day comfort, while interior strap artwork provides a touch of intrigue.     Leading the apparel collection is the Vans x Tudors SS Woven, a breezy button-up featuring 20% organic linen and 80% cotton and the Vans x Tudors retro lettering logo on the chest pocket. Combining understated colors with funky florals, the SS Woven embodies the Tudors’ classic and laidback approach to surfing as a way of life and pays homage to the Hawaiian shirt. “The Hawaiian shirt has always been a staple piece of clothing for me,” says Joel. “You can wear them for any occasion.”     The Tudor Floral allover print is also featured on the Vans x Tudors Boardshort, a 100% polyester short with lace-up waist, Vans woven label on left side seam and a right rear pocket with button and flap. The classic aesthetic carries through in the above-the-knee 17” outseam.   Rounding out the apparel collection are the Vans x Tudor LS and SS cotton tees, made from 100% cotton and featuring Joel’s own retro lettering artwork. The LS, in antique white, and SS in saffron, carry on the subtle, faded color palette influenced by the Tudors’ Southern California roots.    As part of the Vans team since 1997, two-time World Longboard Champion Joel Tudor is synonymous with Vans surfing and his son Tosh is carrying the torch while making his own mark on surf style and culture. Joel’s passion for surf history and classic longboarding, combined with Tosh’s love for art, music and design, combine to make a collection of apparel and footwear that is for the surfer whose love for riding waves is not just a hobby but a way of life.   The Vans x Tudor LTD collection is available now at authorized retailers and Vans.eu/surf. In a collaboration that bridges generations through its aesthetic, materials, and the riders who influenced it, Vans is proud to present the Vans x Tudor Collection, a footwear and apparel capsule that reflects the spirit of one of Vans’ most iconic surf families.    Marked by its vintage prints, retro lettering and classic style, the Vans x Tudor Collection reflects the aesthetic of Joel Tudor, a Vans team rider for almost 25 years, and his 14-year-old son Tosh. Whether they’re logging at Cardiff Reef in the summer or charging Pipeline in the winter, the two can often be found surfing together, their flowing and casual styles almost indistinguishable at times. The Vans x Tudor Collection captures their lifestyle, combining a retro San Diego color palette with classic Hawaiian vibes.   “It’s so cool to see where Tosh is in his career and work on these projects together with my son,” says Joel. “We’re both super stoked on how this collection turned out.”   The Vans x Tudor Collection features five footwear styles, led by the Chukka DX SF in java/turtledove. It was important to Joel that the collection include the Chukka, a shoe that was a huge part of his childhood. Playing off the traditional Chukka boot style, but with the functionality Vans loyalists have come to rely on, the Chukka features an all-canvas upper with contrast stitching and retro lettering on the midsole that Joel himself designed. “I’ve been obsessed with the lettering and fonts of the psychedelic rock posters of the late 1960’s for as long as I can remember,” Joel says. “Wes Wilson, Bonnie Maclean, there’s so many great artists.  I developed my own style after years of studying them earlier on.”   The Chukka DX, along with the other closed-toe footwear in the collection, also features a cork-lined, removable UltraCush Lite footbed for elevated comfort and support.     Also key to the footwear collection is the UltraCush Slide-On. Taking its cues from Vans’ iconic Slip-On style, this slide sandal features contrast stitching on the synthetic nubuck strap, reminiscent of the Slip-On’s distinctive tongue. The Slide-On comes in java with turtledove contrast stitching and a printed lining.      The Sk8-Low Reissue SF, Authentic SF and Nexpa Synthetic sandal in the same versatile colorway complete the footwear collection. The Sk8-Low features a suede and canvas upper with contrast stitching and midsole lettering, while Joel’s artwork covers the all-canvas Authentic’s upper. The sandal’s UltraCush footbed ensures all-day comfort, while interior strap artwork provides a touch of intrigue.     Leading the apparel collection is the Vans x Tudors SS Woven, a breezy button-up featuring 20% organic linen and 80% cotton and the Vans x Tudors retro lettering logo on the chest pocket. Combining understated colors with funky florals, the SS Woven embodies the Tudors’ classic and laidback approach to surfing as a way of life and pays homage to the Hawaiian shirt. “The Hawaiian shirt has always been a staple piece of clothing for me,” says Joel. “You can wear them for any occasion.”     The Tudor Floral allover print is also featured on the Vans x Tudors Boardshort, a 100% polyester short with lace-up waist, Vans woven label on left side seam and a right rear pocket with button and flap. The classic aesthetic carries through in the above-the-knee 17” outseam.   Rounding out the apparel collection are the Vans x Tudor LS and SS cotton tees, made from 100% cotton and featuring Joel’s own retro lettering artwork. The LS, in antique white, and SS in saffron, carry on the subtle, faded color palette influenced by the Tudors’ Southern California roots.    As part of the Vans team since 1997, two-time World Longboard Champion Joel Tudor is synonymous with Vans surfing and his son Tosh is carrying the torch while making his own mark on surf style and culture. Joel’s passion for surf history and classic longboarding, combined with Tosh’s love for art, music and design, combine to make a collection of apparel and footwear that is for the surfer whose love for riding waves is not just a hobby but a way of life.   The Vans x Tudor LTD collection is available now at authorized retailers and Vans.eu/surf.

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