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METAMORPHOSIS OR THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION
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METAMORPHOSIS OR THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION

Accessories Befitting these turbulent times, KOMONO renews its creative vision and explores radical new design propositions. We are leaving behind ubiquitous notions of identity and are reimagining our future.     They believe change represents progress and development. It causes us to improve and helps us to transform our current environment. The ever-progressing integration of sustainable practices, both in our design as in our broader culture, is reflected within this season's novelty and reworking of our timeless classics.     SS21 now available at komono.com or in one of their stores. Befitting these turbulent times, KOMONO renews its creative vision and explores radical new design propositions. We are leaving behind ubiquitous notions of identity and are reimagining our future.     They believe change represents progress and development. It causes us to improve and helps us to transform our current environment. The ever-progressing integration of sustainable practices, both in our design as in our broader culture, is reflected within this season's novelty and reworking of our timeless classics.     SS21 now available at komono.com or in one of their stores.

H&M is proud to announce a landmark collaboration with Irish designer Simone Rocha
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H&M is proud to announce a landmark collaboration with Irish designer Simone Rocha

Fashion Continuing a long tradition of acclaimed designer collaborations, H&M is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with the London-based fashion designer Simone Rocha. The Simone Rocha x H&M collection will include Rocha’s signature womenswear, alongside menswear and childrenswear. This marks the first time that Simone Rocha has offered a wardrobe for the entire family. Each category combines a full wardrobe; special occasionwear, including tulle dresses and tailoring, alongside knits, shirting, outerwear such as trenches, casual t-shirts, accessories, including Rocha’s signature sparkling jewellery and pearl-embellished footwear.     Simone Rochais the first Irish designer to undertake such a collaboration with H&M. This collection, like all her work, celebrates her personal inter-ethnic heritage and the myriad inspirations which have defined the growth of her label, from the traditions and crafts of Hong Kong through to the greats of art history.      TheSimone Rochax H&M collection considers the many silhouettes, fabrications, embellishments shapes and influences that have defined the Simone Rochaworld, offering new twists on signatures and paying homage to key collections that have defined the Simone Rochabrand story. We see glimmers of Tudor courtiers, of wild florals, of portraits and photographs, of dolls and playthings. There is tartan, beading, florals, pinks, reds, and bespoke fabrications, developed in house, especially for this collaboration. In forming this collection, Simone Rochaspent time reflecting on her brand’s archive, combing her past collections and carefully reworking favourites into dynamic new propositions that feel right for today.     The collection, which will be released March 11, also celebrates a decade of the Simone Rocha label – a great achievement for an independent London-based brand. Rocha’s label is acclaimed for the strength of its vision – and a consistency that runs throughout each new garment, allowing wearers of the brand to mix and match pieces across seasons. This collection is informed with a similar desire to create hard-working pieces to be loved, cherished and worn again and again. It is an invitation into the Simone Rochaworld, extended to all.     “I am so thrilled to be working with H&M on this very special collection. It truly is a celebration of the signatures of my brand, and the influences that have shaped me. As a designer, and as a customer, I’ve been such a fan of the H&M collaboration concept. Margiela, Alber Elbaz, Comme des Garcons – it’s such an amazing list of alumni to be a part of.”– Simone Rocha.     “Simone Rochahas been on the H&M wish-list for some time. This collaboration offers a new audience the chance to own a very special piece of design history. All of us at H&M have been so inspired to work with a female designer who spends so much time thinking about contemporary femininity, and womanhood, and who is so committed to excellence in craft and design, from the process of developing special fabrications, to pushing silhouettes, shapes and embellishments. Every garment within this collection is unique, special and the result of years of work and meticulous research.” - Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M.  Continuing a long tradition of acclaimed designer collaborations, H&M is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with the London-based fashion designer Simone Rocha. The Simone Rocha x H&M collection will include Rocha’s signature womenswear, alongside menswear and childrenswear. This marks the first time that Simone Rocha has offered a wardrobe for the entire family. Each category combines a full wardrobe; special occasionwear, including tulle dresses and tailoring, alongside knits, shirting, outerwear such as trenches, casual t-shirts, accessories, including Rocha’s signature sparkling jewellery and pearl-embellished footwear.     Simone Rochais the first Irish designer to undertake such a collaboration with H&M. This collection, like all her work, celebrates her personal inter-ethnic heritage and the myriad inspirations which have defined the growth of her label, from the traditions and crafts of Hong Kong through to the greats of art history.      TheSimone Rochax H&M collection considers the many silhouettes, fabrications, embellishments shapes and influences that have defined the Simone Rochaworld, offering new twists on signatures and paying homage to key collections that have defined the Simone Rochabrand story. We see glimmers of Tudor courtiers, of wild florals, of portraits and photographs, of dolls and playthings. There is tartan, beading, florals, pinks, reds, and bespoke fabrications, developed in house, especially for this collaboration. In forming this collection, Simone Rochaspent time reflecting on her brand’s archive, combing her past collections and carefully reworking favourites into dynamic new propositions that feel right for today.     The collection, which will be released March 11, also celebrates a decade of the Simone Rocha label – a great achievement for an independent London-based brand. Rocha’s label is acclaimed for the strength of its vision – and a consistency that runs throughout each new garment, allowing wearers of the brand to mix and match pieces across seasons. This collection is informed with a similar desire to create hard-working pieces to be loved, cherished and worn again and again. It is an invitation into the Simone Rochaworld, extended to all.     “I am so thrilled to be working with H&M on this very special collection. It truly is a celebration of the signatures of my brand, and the influences that have shaped me. As a designer, and as a customer, I’ve been such a fan of the H&M collaboration concept. Margiela, Alber Elbaz, Comme des Garcons – it’s such an amazing list of alumni to be a part of.”– Simone Rocha.     “Simone Rochahas been on the H&M wish-list for some time. This collaboration offers a new audience the chance to own a very special piece of design history. All of us at H&M have been so inspired to work with a female designer who spends so much time thinking about contemporary femininity, and womanhood, and who is so committed to excellence in craft and design, from the process of developing special fabrications, to pushing silhouettes, shapes and embellishments. Every garment within this collection is unique, special and the result of years of work and meticulous research.” - Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M. 

DR. MARTENS X KEITH HARING: A NEW COLLABORATION WITH THE BOUNDARY-BREAKING SOCIO-POLITICAL ARTIST
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DR. MARTENS X KEITH HARING: A NEW COLLABORATION WITH THE BOUNDARY-BREAKING SOCIO-POLITICAL ARTIST

Accessories Keith Haring’s impact on the art community was unparalleled. Even those who aren’t familiar with his name are familiar with his work. His art is everywhere. On t-shirts. On the side of buildings. Chairs, keyrings and badges. And now our boots and shoes. As part of a series of collaborations with radical artists, DM’s are shining a spotlight on Haring’s legendary artwork.     The New York-based artist’s colourful, cartoonish graphics were deep-rooted in social activism. His publicly-minded pieces questioned authority whilst being accessible and upbeat. There was always more than met the eye. And therestill is. An artist who spent his life ghting for the oppressed and against convention, the proli c artist’s legacy continues to make waves. In our rst collaboration, we pay tribute to an individual who lived the DM’s mindset everysingle day.     Their Original silhouettes are printed with Haring’s instantly recognisable illustrations, and detailed with two bright character lace charms. The 1460 boot is built from Smooth leather enhanced with black graphic detailing across theupper. Complete with a strip of his bold, colourful gures graphic on the heel.     Their two 1461 shoes are made from Smooth leather and decorated with his staple designs — the rst a nod to his ‘angelicbaby’ designs with white colouring, and the second is an all-over print featuring Haring’s iconic characters.     Finishing off the collaboration is a black kids 1460 boot. Constructed from soft Hydro leather, it’s printed with his classic bat graphic and features a cartoon dog on the lace charm and an illustrated sock liner. Keith Haring’s impact on the art community was unparalleled. Even those who aren’t familiar with his name are familiar with his work. His art is everywhere. On t-shirts. On the side of buildings. Chairs, keyrings and badges. And now our boots and shoes. As part of a series of collaborations with radical artists, DM’s are shining a spotlight on Haring’s legendary artwork.     The New York-based artist’s colourful, cartoonish graphics were deep-rooted in social activism. His publicly-minded pieces questioned authority whilst being accessible and upbeat. There was always more than met the eye. And therestill is. An artist who spent his life ghting for the oppressed and against convention, the proli c artist’s legacy continues to make waves. In our rst collaboration, we pay tribute to an individual who lived the DM’s mindset everysingle day.     Their Original silhouettes are printed with Haring’s instantly recognisable illustrations, and detailed with two bright character lace charms. The 1460 boot is built from Smooth leather enhanced with black graphic detailing across theupper. Complete with a strip of his bold, colourful gures graphic on the heel.     Their two 1461 shoes are made from Smooth leather and decorated with his staple designs — the rst a nod to his ‘angelicbaby’ designs with white colouring, and the second is an all-over print featuring Haring’s iconic characters.     Finishing off the collaboration is a black kids 1460 boot. Constructed from soft Hydro leather, it’s printed with his classic bat graphic and features a cartoon dog on the lace charm and an illustrated sock liner.

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Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones are the perfect combination of the most cutting-edge technology and House design
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Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones are the perfect combination of the most cutting-edge technology and House design

Accessories The Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones collection now also includes a new blue gradient version.     With the ever-expanding range of wireless earphones, created two years ago, the House remains faithful to its sense of creativity in the smart, connected universe. Combining daring design and some of the best sound quality on the market, these Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones have become an everyday must-have.     Already available in deep black, intense red, immaculate white, powder pink, fluorescent yellow and a recent black and neon green padded version designed in partnership with Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh, these connected objects today feature a new blue gradient. The play on asymmetry and the contrast between coloured acetate and mirror-polished steel is a striking tribute to the House’s creativity. Two Monogram flowers, pointed on the left, round-shaped on the right, are nested in their stainless-steel charging case, inspired by the shape of the Tambour Horizon connected watch.     At the crossroads of two worlds – fashion and technology – these earphones combine a new aesthetic value with market-leading sound quality and enhanced features, demonstrating the technical know-how of audio specialist Master & Dynamic. An optimised Bluetooth connectivity is paired with an induction charging mode for up to 30 hours of playtime. The two microphones embedded in each of the earphones significantly enhance sound quality and allow each earphone to be used separately. Moreover, the earphones provide a two-mode audio experience: active noise-cancelling to isolate oneself and ambient-listening to stay connected with the outside world. A sophisticated and cutting-edge accessory, the Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones have found their place in today’s connected, on-the-go society, becoming an ideal solution for both communicating and listening to music.     louisvuitton.com   The Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones collection now also includes a new blue gradient version.     With the ever-expanding range of wireless earphones, created two years ago, the House remains faithful to its sense of creativity in the smart, connected universe. Combining daring design and some of the best sound quality on the market, these Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones have become an everyday must-have.     Already available in deep black, intense red, immaculate white, powder pink, fluorescent yellow and a recent black and neon green padded version designed in partnership with Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh, these connected objects today feature a new blue gradient. The play on asymmetry and the contrast between coloured acetate and mirror-polished steel is a striking tribute to the House’s creativity. Two Monogram flowers, pointed on the left, round-shaped on the right, are nested in their stainless-steel charging case, inspired by the shape of the Tambour Horizon connected watch.     At the crossroads of two worlds – fashion and technology – these earphones combine a new aesthetic value with market-leading sound quality and enhanced features, demonstrating the technical know-how of audio specialist Master & Dynamic. An optimised Bluetooth connectivity is paired with an induction charging mode for up to 30 hours of playtime. The two microphones embedded in each of the earphones significantly enhance sound quality and allow each earphone to be used separately. Moreover, the earphones provide a two-mode audio experience: active noise-cancelling to isolate oneself and ambient-listening to stay connected with the outside world. A sophisticated and cutting-edge accessory, the Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones have found their place in today’s connected, on-the-go society, becoming an ideal solution for both communicating and listening to music.     louisvuitton.com  

Vault by Vans Presents The OG Authentic LX Zodiac Pack
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Vault by Vans Presents The OG Authentic LX Zodiac Pack

Accessories Vault by Vans commences the New Year with a spin on the OG Authentic LX, featuring a mishmash of zodiac signs that nods to cosmic influences and extends to a collection of apparel and accessories.      Leading the pack, the OG Authentic LX in zodiac and black offers an allover embroidered pattern on a full canvas upper, showcasing artwork by Johannes Wieser, a designer and vintage collector based in Stockholm, Sweden.     Johannes worked with Vans to apply an interpretation of his artwork to the collection, which grew organically from a single T-shirt to what the designer describes as an entire universe. He likened the process to Japanese Raku pottery, a hand-molded technique in which a kiln is filled with different herbs and glazes producing dramatically unique variations. The resulting Zodiac Pack represents the mutual respect and ethos created through the partnership.     Johannes’ design carries over to the Vault OG Zodiac chore coat, a 100-percent cotton heavyweight canvas jacket with reversible print, Vault by Vans specific snap closures, dual-entry pockets, cuff adjusters, and a custom woven label.      The collection also includes a Vault by Vans OG Zodiac heavyweight hooded pullover fleece, as well as a short sleeve T-shirt in black, each featuring glow-in-the-dark and puff ink. A Vault by Vans OG Zodiac bucket hat with 100% cotton printed canvas and reversible zodiac and solid black colorways, as well as a Zodiac tote with an internal drop pocket and Vault woven label round out the offering.     The Vault by Vans OG Authentic LX Zodiac Pack is now available at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, please visit Vans.eu/Vault.     Vault by Vans commences the New Year with a spin on the OG Authentic LX, featuring a mishmash of zodiac signs that nods to cosmic influences and extends to a collection of apparel and accessories.      Leading the pack, the OG Authentic LX in zodiac and black offers an allover embroidered pattern on a full canvas upper, showcasing artwork by Johannes Wieser, a designer and vintage collector based in Stockholm, Sweden.     Johannes worked with Vans to apply an interpretation of his artwork to the collection, which grew organically from a single T-shirt to what the designer describes as an entire universe. He likened the process to Japanese Raku pottery, a hand-molded technique in which a kiln is filled with different herbs and glazes producing dramatically unique variations. The resulting Zodiac Pack represents the mutual respect and ethos created through the partnership.     Johannes’ design carries over to the Vault OG Zodiac chore coat, a 100-percent cotton heavyweight canvas jacket with reversible print, Vault by Vans specific snap closures, dual-entry pockets, cuff adjusters, and a custom woven label.      The collection also includes a Vault by Vans OG Zodiac heavyweight hooded pullover fleece, as well as a short sleeve T-shirt in black, each featuring glow-in-the-dark and puff ink. A Vault by Vans OG Zodiac bucket hat with 100% cotton printed canvas and reversible zodiac and solid black colorways, as well as a Zodiac tote with an internal drop pocket and Vault woven label round out the offering.     The Vault by Vans OG Authentic LX Zodiac Pack is now available at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, please visit Vans.eu/Vault.    

 VALENTINE'S DAY, THE BVLGARI WAY
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VALENTINE'S DAY, THE BVLGARI WAY

Accessories Your dreams, brought to life with love. This year, Bvlgari indulges the fantasy and electricity of Valentine's Day with signature Roman style. Inspiring us all to give in to dreams and take a chance on love, the Italian Maison extends its exuberant spirit and daring creativity to the most romantic holiday of the year. It is a natural fit, because true love — like Bvlgari design — breaks all the rules.     Capturing the purest of emotions and coursing with that Roman passion for life, Bvlgari Valentine's Day gifts are as striking as love itself. From breath-taking jewels to iconic timepieces, stunning bags, accessories and other irresistible charms, each creation celebrates love with an unapologetic spirit and audacious touch. These are pieces to fall for, again and again.     The force behind Bvlgari's unbridled passion? A single wish: to create gorgeous, unforgettable, joy-filled moments for you and your love.     Your dreams, brought to life with love. This year, Bvlgari indulges the fantasy and electricity of Valentine's Day with signature Roman style. Inspiring us all to give in to dreams and take a chance on love, the Italian Maison extends its exuberant spirit and daring creativity to the most romantic holiday of the year. It is a natural fit, because true love — like Bvlgari design — breaks all the rules.     Capturing the purest of emotions and coursing with that Roman passion for life, Bvlgari Valentine's Day gifts are as striking as love itself. From breath-taking jewels to iconic timepieces, stunning bags, accessories and other irresistible charms, each creation celebrates love with an unapologetic spirit and audacious touch. These are pieces to fall for, again and again.     The force behind Bvlgari's unbridled passion? A single wish: to create gorgeous, unforgettable, joy-filled moments for you and your love.    

BOSS LAUNCHES SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION AND CAMPAIGN
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BOSS LAUNCHES SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION AND CAMPAIGN

Fashion Creativity, optimism and energy are the watchwords of Spring/Summer 2021 for BOSS. An international cast of up-and-coming talent, led by South Sudanese supermodel Adut Akech, introduces the new collection in a bold campaign directed by Fabien Baron.     Fusing elegance and ease, the looks are more relaxed than ever before. The work of artist William Farr, who combines flowers with found objects such as wire, is a rich point of reference, inspiring the use of metal eyelets throughout the collection. For men, the new season offers agenda-setting updates of classic BOSS pieces.   Graphic patterns combined with new shapes, such as in the combination of a check jacket with tracksuit-style pants. The result? A relaxed, easy-wear outfit that is every bit as elegant as a suit. The sophisticated use of stripes, camouflage and a bold logo graphic across knitwear, sweaters and outerwear underlines the contemporary mood.     Colours range from conker, a masculine red-brown first seen on the FW20 runway, to fresh blue and yellow tones. A selection of updated neutrals, including a rich camel brown and crisp off-white, round out the palette. Worn in combination, the shades infuse each look with an uplifting and dynamic feel.     For women, the collection has a sense of the playful, yet retains the precision and sharpness that defines the BOSS aesthetic. The relaxed mood is evident here too, with elegantly draped fabrics and loose fits providing a contemporary take on femininity. New combinations, such as sharp outerwear worn with track pants, or tailoring with a logo sweatshirt, are both confident and contemporary.     Colours echo those in the men’s collection, with a particular emphasis on zesty yellow and timeless black. Patterns are a key feature here too, while the use of metal elements references William Farr’s juxtaposition of the natural and industrial, and reveals the power of contrasts.   Creativity, optimism and energy are the watchwords of Spring/Summer 2021 for BOSS. An international cast of up-and-coming talent, led by South Sudanese supermodel Adut Akech, introduces the new collection in a bold campaign directed by Fabien Baron.     Fusing elegance and ease, the looks are more relaxed than ever before. The work of artist William Farr, who combines flowers with found objects such as wire, is a rich point of reference, inspiring the use of metal eyelets throughout the collection. For men, the new season offers agenda-setting updates of classic BOSS pieces.   Graphic patterns combined with new shapes, such as in the combination of a check jacket with tracksuit-style pants. The result? A relaxed, easy-wear outfit that is every bit as elegant as a suit. The sophisticated use of stripes, camouflage and a bold logo graphic across knitwear, sweaters and outerwear underlines the contemporary mood.     Colours range from conker, a masculine red-brown first seen on the FW20 runway, to fresh blue and yellow tones. A selection of updated neutrals, including a rich camel brown and crisp off-white, round out the palette. Worn in combination, the shades infuse each look with an uplifting and dynamic feel.     For women, the collection has a sense of the playful, yet retains the precision and sharpness that defines the BOSS aesthetic. The relaxed mood is evident here too, with elegantly draped fabrics and loose fits providing a contemporary take on femininity. New combinations, such as sharp outerwear worn with track pants, or tailoring with a logo sweatshirt, are both confident and contemporary.     Colours echo those in the men’s collection, with a particular emphasis on zesty yellow and timeless black. Patterns are a key feature here too, while the use of metal elements references William Farr’s juxtaposition of the natural and industrial, and reveals the power of contrasts.  

DIOR PRESENTS THE LAUNCH OF THE DIOR CARO BAG
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DIOR PRESENTS THE LAUNCH OF THE DIOR CARO BAG

Accessories An original expression of Dior codes, the Dior Caro bag is made in the House’s ateliers in Italy, with virtuoso craftsmanship that combines the beauty of the gesture with exceptional materials. After its pieces are meticulously cut from calf leather, the essential quilting stage alone requires 18,000 stitches to reproduce the subtle geometric weave of cannage. A delicate “Christian Dior” gold seal is affixed before the bag, which is mounted inside-out, is at last turned right-side out. Next, metal accessories adorned with the precious “CD” signature are affixed, from the chain links to the clasp.     Available in two sizes, in timeless shades such as black, gray, beige and ivory, this essential bag also comes in enchanting hues, borrowing intensity from red and softness from sky blue, mint green and compass rose. The small version is also available in three exclusive variations enhanced with shearling and raw denim, or punctuated with the hypnotic Tie & Dior as seen in the 2021 cruise show. These objects of desire lend themselves to a game of mix-and-match thanks to interchangeable shoulder straps for a daring look. A new emblem of Dior style. An original expression of Dior codes, the Dior Caro bag is made in the House’s ateliers in Italy, with virtuoso craftsmanship that combines the beauty of the gesture with exceptional materials. After its pieces are meticulously cut from calf leather, the essential quilting stage alone requires 18,000 stitches to reproduce the subtle geometric weave of cannage. A delicate “Christian Dior” gold seal is affixed before the bag, which is mounted inside-out, is at last turned right-side out. Next, metal accessories adorned with the precious “CD” signature are affixed, from the chain links to the clasp.     Available in two sizes, in timeless shades such as black, gray, beige and ivory, this essential bag also comes in enchanting hues, borrowing intensity from red and softness from sky blue, mint green and compass rose. The small version is also available in three exclusive variations enhanced with shearling and raw denim, or punctuated with the hypnotic Tie & Dior as seen in the 2021 cruise show. These objects of desire lend themselves to a game of mix-and-match thanks to interchangeable shoulder straps for a daring look. A new emblem of Dior style.

Louis Vuitton to launch an all-encompassing, collaborative collection with celebrated contemporary artist Urs Fischer
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Louis Vuitton to launch an all-encompassing, collaborative collection with celebrated contemporary artist Urs Fischer

Design Louis Vuitton has teamed up with acclaimed Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer on a multifaceted collaboration that highlights his playfully audacious creative vision across a wide range of leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.     Entitled “Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer”, Urs Fischer’s exuberant and textured reworking of Louis Vuitton’s signature Monogram is the starting point of this collection which features the Monogram’s owers and LV initials in new hand-drawn versions that he calls “memory sketches”. The resulting dream-like motifs have been meticulously adapted to suit each speci c product across this comprehensive collection, changing in size, perspective, colour and application technique.     Available in two colourways, black and red and black and white, this new Monogram is the collaboration’s key decorative motif, and features throughout the collection’s designs. In addition to ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes, seven special-edition bags – a Keepall, Cabas, Onthego, two Neverfulls, Speedys, Pochettes Accessoires, and a charming, hard-sided beauty case – use the Urs Fischer Monogram to particularly impressive e ect thanks to an exquisite tu etage treatment that uses velvet-like material to create extra texture and tactile relief.     The collaboration also features a series of whimsical characters created by Urs Fischer. The enchanting animals and objects are united in a playful print that lls a colourful silk square.     “Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer” is both a perfect, large-scale showcase for Urs Fischer’s creative world and the latest exciting chapter in Louis Vuitton’s longstanding commitment to the arts. The collection will launch in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide in January 2021. Louis Vuitton has teamed up with acclaimed Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer on a multifaceted collaboration that highlights his playfully audacious creative vision across a wide range of leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.     Entitled “Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer”, Urs Fischer’s exuberant and textured reworking of Louis Vuitton’s signature Monogram is the starting point of this collection which features the Monogram’s owers and LV initials in new hand-drawn versions that he calls “memory sketches”. The resulting dream-like motifs have been meticulously adapted to suit each speci c product across this comprehensive collection, changing in size, perspective, colour and application technique.     Available in two colourways, black and red and black and white, this new Monogram is the collaboration’s key decorative motif, and features throughout the collection’s designs. In addition to ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes, seven special-edition bags – a Keepall, Cabas, Onthego, two Neverfulls, Speedys, Pochettes Accessoires, and a charming, hard-sided beauty case – use the Urs Fischer Monogram to particularly impressive e ect thanks to an exquisite tu etage treatment that uses velvet-like material to create extra texture and tactile relief.     The collaboration also features a series of whimsical characters created by Urs Fischer. The enchanting animals and objects are united in a playful print that lls a colourful silk square.     “Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer” is both a perfect, large-scale showcase for Urs Fischer’s creative world and the latest exciting chapter in Louis Vuitton’s longstanding commitment to the arts. The collection will launch in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide in January 2021.

Vault by Vans Presents Latest Old Skool VLT LX in Pop Monochrome Colors
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Vault by Vans Presents Latest Old Skool VLT LX in Pop Monochrome Colors

Accessories Vault by Vans presents its latest Old Skool VLT LX premium pack in three pop monochrome colorways.     The Vault Old Skool collection is anchored by a bold flame colorway destined to become a statement piece and is supported by two additional offerings in deep blue and lemon chrome. Faux croc-skin uppers deliver visual texture and depth to this Classic Old Skool silhouette.     Built with molded drop-in sockliners for long-lasting comfort and superior fit, the Old Skool VLT LX  also features original details like the iconic Sidestripe and heel tab, side walls hand-wrapped high and tight, and the legendary waffle outsole harking back to the heritage of this timeless original.      The Old Skool VLT LX is available now at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, visit Vans.eu/vault. Vault by Vans presents its latest Old Skool VLT LX premium pack in three pop monochrome colorways.     The Vault Old Skool collection is anchored by a bold flame colorway destined to become a statement piece and is supported by two additional offerings in deep blue and lemon chrome. Faux croc-skin uppers deliver visual texture and depth to this Classic Old Skool silhouette.     Built with molded drop-in sockliners for long-lasting comfort and superior fit, the Old Skool VLT LX  also features original details like the iconic Sidestripe and heel tab, side walls hand-wrapped high and tight, and the legendary waffle outsole harking back to the heritage of this timeless original.      The Old Skool VLT LX is available now at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, visit Vans.eu/vault.

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Accessories For New Year’s celebrations Anthony Vaccarello creates new sophisticated home & high-tech products and exclusive collaborations with established brands such as Fatboy, Bang & Olufsen and Neo Legend, together with a special selection of items dedicated to pet lovers.     The new Saint Laurent Rive Droite Editions book dedicated to photographer Gray Sorrenti and curated by Anthony Vaccarello will be part of the wide list of rare books and vinyles available in December.     Exclusively available at Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, located at 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris, and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles. Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line, that helped to democratize fashion and luxury in the sixties. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges. Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversi ed offer from different creative and design elds, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe. For New Year’s celebrations Anthony Vaccarello creates new sophisticated home & high-tech products and exclusive collaborations with established brands such as Fatboy, Bang & Olufsen and Neo Legend, together with a special selection of items dedicated to pet lovers.     The new Saint Laurent Rive Droite Editions book dedicated to photographer Gray Sorrenti and curated by Anthony Vaccarello will be part of the wide list of rare books and vinyles available in December.     Exclusively available at Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, located at 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris, and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles. Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line, that helped to democratize fashion and luxury in the sixties. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges. Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversi ed offer from different creative and design elds, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe.

Gucci collaborates with The North Face
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Gucci collaborates with The North Face

Fashion Gucci reveals its collaboration with The North Face that celebrates the spirit of exploration. Whether literal exploration of places and cultures or the more metaphorical adventures encouraged today by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, Gucci has always catered to the curious, presentingitsclothes as tools that push the wearer into different territories.     The North Face famously outfits those who seek adventure. But there are also deeper parallels between the stories of Gucci and its new partner. Since their founding in San Francisco in 1966, the brand has committed to pioneering product innovation and enabling all forms of exploration.  It is a well acknowledged notion that travel leads to self-discovery, and in this conviction The North Face is aligned with Gucci, which similarly empowers people in their quest to celebrate and express their own characters and personalities, embedding Alessandro Michele’s approach towards fashion as a powerful instrument of freedom.     To promote this new partnership, Alessandro Michele has conceived a campaign shot by Daniel Shea, set in the Alps. In stills and video, as well as through content created for TikTok, we are led through a trip to the great outdoors with a group of Gucci-clad hikers, who camp by the lakes. The forests and peaks of the region form a vast and breath-taking scenic backdrop to the imagery, which in capturing colorful candid moments of group activity are reminiscent of holiday snaps, effortlessly showcasing the distinctive products.The campaign’s atmosphere evokes the aesthetic of the 70’s, when The North Face was a thriving outdoor retailer based in Berkeley, CA and shared a factory and storefront adjacent to Credence Clearwater Revival’s practice studio, whose iconic song “Bad Moon Rising” is featured throughout the video campaign.     This special cross-category collection for men and women comprises ready-to-wear, soft accessories, luggage and shoes, as well as some more unexpected pieces linked to the outdoor world of The North Face, such as tents and sleeping bags.     The North Face x Gucci Collection is in line with the commitments of both the two brands to eco-sustainable activities.  Luggage contain ECONYL®— a nylon fabric sourced from regenerated materials (from fish nets, carpets and other scraps) that can be recycled and recreated, aiding in decreasing its ecological footprint.Additionally, the color palette was inspired by the 70’s and curated from The North Face materials library. Archival fabrics have been partially incorporated into the collection to give them a new life.     Packaging for the pieces come in vibrant pink featuring The North Face X Gucci logo. The garment and carrier bags, boxes and pouches have been strategically designed to reduce the environmental impact at every step of creation. All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. To reduce the amount of paper, boxes are equipped with handles to avoid using shopping bags. Larger items come in shopping bags and cotton covers without boxes.     Debuting in China, the collectionwill be distributed through distinctly designed stores and ephemeral Gucci Pins, where the special bright floral patterns of the range will be used to dress the spaces and effect façade takeovers.A limited selection of The North Face x Gucci pieces will also be available on gucci.com, with some exciting online exclusives.      Shining a light on the collection’s motifs, Gucci Artwalls will be unveiled in five cities – Hong-Kong, Shanghai, London, New York and Milan – and will feature dedicated imagery with a variety of creative executions. Though all different, these pieces of street art will all incorporate The North Face x Gucci logo.              Credits for the campaign: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Daniel Shea Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver Hair stylist: Alex Brownsell Gucci reveals its collaboration with The North Face that celebrates the spirit of exploration. Whether literal exploration of places and cultures or the more metaphorical adventures encouraged today by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, Gucci has always catered to the curious, presentingitsclothes as tools that push the wearer into different territories.     The North Face famously outfits those who seek adventure. But there are also deeper parallels between the stories of Gucci and its new partner. Since their founding in San Francisco in 1966, the brand has committed to pioneering product innovation and enabling all forms of exploration.  It is a well acknowledged notion that travel leads to self-discovery, and in this conviction The North Face is aligned with Gucci, which similarly empowers people in their quest to celebrate and express their own characters and personalities, embedding Alessandro Michele’s approach towards fashion as a powerful instrument of freedom.     To promote this new partnership, Alessandro Michele has conceived a campaign shot by Daniel Shea, set in the Alps. In stills and video, as well as through content created for TikTok, we are led through a trip to the great outdoors with a group of Gucci-clad hikers, who camp by the lakes. The forests and peaks of the region form a vast and breath-taking scenic backdrop to the imagery, which in capturing colorful candid moments of group activity are reminiscent of holiday snaps, effortlessly showcasing the distinctive products.The campaign’s atmosphere evokes the aesthetic of the 70’s, when The North Face was a thriving outdoor retailer based in Berkeley, CA and shared a factory and storefront adjacent to Credence Clearwater Revival’s practice studio, whose iconic song “Bad Moon Rising” is featured throughout the video campaign.     This special cross-category collection for men and women comprises ready-to-wear, soft accessories, luggage and shoes, as well as some more unexpected pieces linked to the outdoor world of The North Face, such as tents and sleeping bags.     The North Face x Gucci Collection is in line with the commitments of both the two brands to eco-sustainable activities.  Luggage contain ECONYL®— a nylon fabric sourced from regenerated materials (from fish nets, carpets and other scraps) that can be recycled and recreated, aiding in decreasing its ecological footprint.Additionally, the color palette was inspired by the 70’s and curated from The North Face materials library. Archival fabrics have been partially incorporated into the collection to give them a new life.     Packaging for the pieces come in vibrant pink featuring The North Face X Gucci logo. The garment and carrier bags, boxes and pouches have been strategically designed to reduce the environmental impact at every step of creation. All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. To reduce the amount of paper, boxes are equipped with handles to avoid using shopping bags. Larger items come in shopping bags and cotton covers without boxes.     Debuting in China, the collectionwill be distributed through distinctly designed stores and ephemeral Gucci Pins, where the special bright floral patterns of the range will be used to dress the spaces and effect façade takeovers.A limited selection of The North Face x Gucci pieces will also be available on gucci.com, with some exciting online exclusives.      Shining a light on the collection’s motifs, Gucci Artwalls will be unveiled in five cities – Hong-Kong, Shanghai, London, New York and Milan – and will feature dedicated imagery with a variety of creative executions. Though all different, these pieces of street art will all incorporate The North Face x Gucci logo.              Credits for the campaign: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Daniel Shea Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver Hair stylist: Alex Brownsell

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