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Introducing RUKSAG
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Introducing RUKSAG

Accessories Marko Cerketa, designer and founder of this brand, is constantly researching new forms and materials, and the fact that he has premiered all collections at the Paris Fashion Week @ Lakic showroom for the last five years speaks for itself.    Ruksag label, which has been researching in the field of high-quality leather accessories for years, returns in 2021 with a new collection called Ruksag Edition 21.   The signature of the brand, which is recognizable by its interesting forms and very impressive visual approach, brings something completely new this time as well. The collaboration with Filip Koludrović, a prominent young photographer, already with a rich international experience, really justifies that on the visual identity this year.   The Ruksag Edition 21 collection is made in black and white, mostly from abrasivato leather, which is characterized very dark elegant look. The collection is dominated by accessories intended for a faster lifestyle, practical small bags, of different shapes, for different occasions. Each piece has carefully designed details, which complete the philosophy of Ruksag.     Explore their new collection here: https://ruksag.com Marko Cerketa, designer and founder of this brand, is constantly researching new forms and materials, and the fact that he has premiered all collections at the Paris Fashion Week @ Lakic showroom for the last five years speaks for itself.    Ruksag label, which has been researching in the field of high-quality leather accessories for years, returns in 2021 with a new collection called Ruksag Edition 21.   The signature of the brand, which is recognizable by its interesting forms and very impressive visual approach, brings something completely new this time as well. The collaboration with Filip Koludrović, a prominent young photographer, already with a rich international experience, really justifies that on the visual identity this year.   The Ruksag Edition 21 collection is made in black and white, mostly from abrasivato leather, which is characterized very dark elegant look. The collection is dominated by accessories intended for a faster lifestyle, practical small bags, of different shapes, for different occasions. Each piece has carefully designed details, which complete the philosophy of Ruksag.     Explore their new collection here: https://ruksag.com

Vans Celebrates Free and Creative Expression this Pride Month by Amplifying the Stories and Mission of the LGBTQ+ Community
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Vans Celebrates Free and Creative Expression this Pride Month by Amplifying the Stories and Mission of the LGBTQ+ Community

Design Vans is donating a total of $200,000 USD to GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal and Tokyo Rainbow Pride Organizations.   Since 1966, Vans’ brand purpose has been to enable creative expression for fans around the world, regardless of where you come from, the color of your skin or who you love. Vans recognizes the Pride movement as an inspiring global moment of authentic self-expression, and proudly celebrates the empowering spirit and identities of the LGBTQ+ community.   To celebrate Pride 2021, Vans will be donating a total of $200,000 USD to four organizations from around the world including GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal and Tokyo Rainbow Pride to support and uplift their personal stories and mission.   Pride is celebrated worldwide as a cultural moment for all to stand united in celebration of the tremendous impact for the LGBTQ+ community has brought to society. Vans is committed to advocating for support of the LGBTQ+ community year-round as a driving philosophy towards equality and progression.   With a global approach in mind, Vans selected four organizations who continue to champion equality, safety and education amongst the LGBTQ+ community worldwide.   Vans Americas will donate to GLSEN, an organization that works to cultivate a safe and supportive school environment for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Vans will highlight the stories and narratives of their local ambassadors including Get Lit poet, Tyris Winter, painter, designer and printmaker, Mich Miller, skateboarder, photographer and creative director, Samuel McGuire, singer and songwriter, Serena Isioma, and more to highlight the relationship between creativity, identity and community.   Vans Americas will also give back to Casa 1, an organization that seeks to promote structural changes by providing safe shelter and access to culture, education and health resources for the LGBTQ+ community.   Vans Europe will partner with Where Love is Illegal, a project by Witness Change, that shares personal testimonials of survival from the LGBTQ+ community to help connect people, transform opinions and support real change. Vans and Where Love is Illegal will partner with local artists from the LGBTQ+ community to design 45 windows across Europe inspired by the testimonials from the organization. Vans Family members in Europe will also be able to connect with Where Love is Illegal, through an in-app donation initiative, For every 100 points donated, Vans will convert it into a €10 donation which will go straight to the partner.   Vans Asia-Pacific region will partner with Tokyo Rainbow Pride as part of their 2021 “Raise Your Voice. Change The World” digital activation that aims to build awareness and policy change so that all genders, races and beliefs can be equal. Vans Pride storytelling and activations around the world will kick off throughout May and June.        Inspired by the LGBTQ+ community and the spirit of creative self-expression, Vans will release a footwear and apparel collection that is designed to support a more equal and inclusive society this May. Vans Classic silhouettes including the Classic Slip-On, Era, Sk8-Mid and UltraRange, will reinterpret the iconic rainbow checkerboard pattern through repeat print executions, all-over patterns and mixed material patchwork applications. The Pride assortment includes accompanying apparel and accessories. “When I was younger, I was so scared to merge my queer life and my skate life, and to see the two crashing into each other in such a beautiful and organic way is cool,” said skateboarder and campaign photographer, Samuel McGuire who grew up skating in Vans. “To work with a brand that is involved in the queer community and that was so influential in my life is a dream come true.”     The Vans Pride collection is on-sale now at select Vans stores and online at Vans.com. Learn more about our charity partners at Vans.com/pride. Vans is donating a total of $200,000 USD to GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal and Tokyo Rainbow Pride Organizations.   Since 1966, Vans’ brand purpose has been to enable creative expression for fans around the world, regardless of where you come from, the color of your skin or who you love. Vans recognizes the Pride movement as an inspiring global moment of authentic self-expression, and proudly celebrates the empowering spirit and identities of the LGBTQ+ community.   To celebrate Pride 2021, Vans will be donating a total of $200,000 USD to four organizations from around the world including GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal and Tokyo Rainbow Pride to support and uplift their personal stories and mission.   Pride is celebrated worldwide as a cultural moment for all to stand united in celebration of the tremendous impact for the LGBTQ+ community has brought to society. Vans is committed to advocating for support of the LGBTQ+ community year-round as a driving philosophy towards equality and progression.   With a global approach in mind, Vans selected four organizations who continue to champion equality, safety and education amongst the LGBTQ+ community worldwide.   Vans Americas will donate to GLSEN, an organization that works to cultivate a safe and supportive school environment for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Vans will highlight the stories and narratives of their local ambassadors including Get Lit poet, Tyris Winter, painter, designer and printmaker, Mich Miller, skateboarder, photographer and creative director, Samuel McGuire, singer and songwriter, Serena Isioma, and more to highlight the relationship between creativity, identity and community.   Vans Americas will also give back to Casa 1, an organization that seeks to promote structural changes by providing safe shelter and access to culture, education and health resources for the LGBTQ+ community.   Vans Europe will partner with Where Love is Illegal, a project by Witness Change, that shares personal testimonials of survival from the LGBTQ+ community to help connect people, transform opinions and support real change. Vans and Where Love is Illegal will partner with local artists from the LGBTQ+ community to design 45 windows across Europe inspired by the testimonials from the organization. Vans Family members in Europe will also be able to connect with Where Love is Illegal, through an in-app donation initiative, For every 100 points donated, Vans will convert it into a €10 donation which will go straight to the partner.   Vans Asia-Pacific region will partner with Tokyo Rainbow Pride as part of their 2021 “Raise Your Voice. Change The World” digital activation that aims to build awareness and policy change so that all genders, races and beliefs can be equal. Vans Pride storytelling and activations around the world will kick off throughout May and June.        Inspired by the LGBTQ+ community and the spirit of creative self-expression, Vans will release a footwear and apparel collection that is designed to support a more equal and inclusive society this May. Vans Classic silhouettes including the Classic Slip-On, Era, Sk8-Mid and UltraRange, will reinterpret the iconic rainbow checkerboard pattern through repeat print executions, all-over patterns and mixed material patchwork applications. The Pride assortment includes accompanying apparel and accessories. “When I was younger, I was so scared to merge my queer life and my skate life, and to see the two crashing into each other in such a beautiful and organic way is cool,” said skateboarder and campaign photographer, Samuel McGuire who grew up skating in Vans. “To work with a brand that is involved in the queer community and that was so influential in my life is a dream come true.”     The Vans Pride collection is on-sale now at select Vans stores and online at Vans.com. Learn more about our charity partners at Vans.com/pride.

Alexander McQueen presents the incredible Womenswear  Pre Fall 2021 collection
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Alexander McQueen presents the incredible Womenswear Pre Fall 2021 collection

Fashion Inspiration behind the collection:   A continued focus on silhouette. Saturated colour, papercut prints and hybrids. A study of clothing and of character: portraits.     About the bags from the collection: The Curve bag in black, ivory and chrome green and red and pink leather and in black, ivory and chrome green leather. The Bundle drawstring bag in chrome green, ultramarine and black polyfaille trimmed with leather. The Short Story in khaki with black leather detailing and in ivory. The Jewelled Satchel in black, red and ultramarine leather, powder blue croc stamped leather, studded black leather and ivory leather embossed with a love bird motif. The Sculptural Jewelled Satchel in red, ultramarine and navy leather. The Four-Ring Clutch in chrome green Perspex.   About the shoes from the collection: Wander Chelsea boots in black leather with elasticated sides and ared rubber soles. The Wander loafer in black leather with ared rubber soles. Knee-high Tread Slick boots in black leather with elasticated sides and combat soles. Tread sandals in black and chrome green with web straps.     About the jewellery from the collection: Jewellery including multi-hoop ear hooks, rings and stacked bracelets engraved with oral and seasonal motifs including hearts, doves and the sun in antique silver metal. Asymmetrical drop earrings in antique silver metal with glass stones in jet, red and ultramarine. Stone emblem necklaces in antique silver metal with oversized pendants featuring doves and hearts and coloured glass stones.   alexandermcqueen.com Inspiration behind the collection:   A continued focus on silhouette. Saturated colour, papercut prints and hybrids. A study of clothing and of character: portraits.     About the bags from the collection: The Curve bag in black, ivory and chrome green and red and pink leather and in black, ivory and chrome green leather. The Bundle drawstring bag in chrome green, ultramarine and black polyfaille trimmed with leather. The Short Story in khaki with black leather detailing and in ivory. The Jewelled Satchel in black, red and ultramarine leather, powder blue croc stamped leather, studded black leather and ivory leather embossed with a love bird motif. The Sculptural Jewelled Satchel in red, ultramarine and navy leather. The Four-Ring Clutch in chrome green Perspex.   About the shoes from the collection: Wander Chelsea boots in black leather with elasticated sides and ared rubber soles. The Wander loafer in black leather with ared rubber soles. Knee-high Tread Slick boots in black leather with elasticated sides and combat soles. Tread sandals in black and chrome green with web straps.     About the jewellery from the collection: Jewellery including multi-hoop ear hooks, rings and stacked bracelets engraved with oral and seasonal motifs including hearts, doves and the sun in antique silver metal. Asymmetrical drop earrings in antique silver metal with glass stones in jet, red and ultramarine. Stone emblem necklaces in antique silver metal with oversized pendants featuring doves and hearts and coloured glass stones.   alexandermcqueen.com

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Maison Valentino confirms Zendaya as the protagonist of the new Valentino Roman Palazzo Fall 21 campaign
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Maison Valentino confirms Zendaya as the protagonist of the new Valentino Roman Palazzo Fall 21 campaign

Fashion “Throughout an aesthetic choice, it is possible to represent a whole identity. This is the power of fashion and this is the power of human beings”. Pierpaolo Piccioli   Zendaya is the protagonist of the new campaigns for Valentino, David Sims the photographer of this narration, shooting her with his incomparable approach at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles.   The actress has the capacity to express all the values of the brand through a single shot, turning a Valentino creation into something extraordinary. She enters the values of equality and inclusivity that Pierpaolo Piccioli and the Maison stand for, but also conveys a contemporary romanticism.   The Valentino Roman Palazzo advertising campaign continues the narrative of the Creative Director, which shot the collection in Rome, in an unexpected place in which grandeur has given way to intimacy. A delabré Palazzo with no decorations or objects. An empty space where the atmosphere became empathetic thanks to a diverse humanity, a diverse casting.   Sims, known for pushing the boundaries of fashion photography, has captured a raw and radical theatrical act in Los Angeles. Zendaya seated at the centre of the stage in a set that recalls the classical portraiture of the sound stage theatre: the point of view has changed. It is no longer a photography set, but a proper theatre. The atmosphere merges with the gestures of the actress. Time stops behind closed doors. The ability to make a theatrical moment something authorial.   Pierpaolo Piccioli continues his conscious and progressive way of making culture. The punk gesture that reopens and takes possession of the theatre, its space, and its language. The exploration, at the same time intimate and provocative, an empty space that for a moment becomes for all.   The identity of Valentino today materializes with a clear and incisive sign: both sensual and romantic, nourished by memories but not nostalgic. An identity that reflects in a new generation.     #ValentinoRomanPalazzo #RockstudAlcoveValentinoGaravani #ValentinoDivas “Throughout an aesthetic choice, it is possible to represent a whole identity. This is the power of fashion and this is the power of human beings”. Pierpaolo Piccioli   Zendaya is the protagonist of the new campaigns for Valentino, David Sims the photographer of this narration, shooting her with his incomparable approach at the Palace Theatre in Los Angeles.   The actress has the capacity to express all the values of the brand through a single shot, turning a Valentino creation into something extraordinary. She enters the values of equality and inclusivity that Pierpaolo Piccioli and the Maison stand for, but also conveys a contemporary romanticism.   The Valentino Roman Palazzo advertising campaign continues the narrative of the Creative Director, which shot the collection in Rome, in an unexpected place in which grandeur has given way to intimacy. A delabré Palazzo with no decorations or objects. An empty space where the atmosphere became empathetic thanks to a diverse humanity, a diverse casting.   Sims, known for pushing the boundaries of fashion photography, has captured a raw and radical theatrical act in Los Angeles. Zendaya seated at the centre of the stage in a set that recalls the classical portraiture of the sound stage theatre: the point of view has changed. It is no longer a photography set, but a proper theatre. The atmosphere merges with the gestures of the actress. Time stops behind closed doors. The ability to make a theatrical moment something authorial.   Pierpaolo Piccioli continues his conscious and progressive way of making culture. The punk gesture that reopens and takes possession of the theatre, its space, and its language. The exploration, at the same time intimate and provocative, an empty space that for a moment becomes for all.   The identity of Valentino today materializes with a clear and incisive sign: both sensual and romantic, nourished by memories but not nostalgic. An identity that reflects in a new generation.     #ValentinoRomanPalazzo #RockstudAlcoveValentinoGaravani #ValentinoDivas

FENDI launches the Summer 2021 Capsule featuring FF Vertigo collaboration with Sarah Coleman
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FENDI launches the Summer 2021 Capsule featuring FF Vertigo collaboration with Sarah Coleman

Accessories Happy, colorful, irresistible… FENDI celebrates the summer season with a dedicated capsule collection injected with a joyful, uplifting mood. Dominated by yellow and light blue tones, the Summer 2021 capsule, spans from sophisticated and eye-catching bags and accessories to compelling ready-to-wear for women, men and children.      Seventies’ references and Nineties’ vibes fuse in a charming line-up, where FENDI’s outstanding craftsmanship and innovative, forward-thinking approach shine bright.      As part of its Summer 2021 capsule, after the official launch at Design Miami, FENDI reiterates its collaboration with New York-based visual artist Sarah Coleman, known for her disruptive manipulation of designers’ materials that she employees to rethink and repurpose everyday objects with an ironic filter.    Sharing the same passion for taking handcraft in new directions, Coleman and FENDI Accessories and Menswear Artistic Director Silvia Venturini Fendi worked together on a new interpretation of the iconic FF logo pattern, which was revisited through a Seventies’ psychedelic filter. The result is FF Vertigo, a new magnetic motif offering a twisted, turned version of the classic FF pattern.    In the accessories range, the yellow FF Vertigo is printed through an ink jet technology on the mineral tanned leather used for the legendary Peekaboobag. The same Vertigo pattern, in yellow or blue variations, is also printed on cool and resistant coated canvas and pops up on a timeless tobacco jacquard fabric. Both the variations pepper chic and functional shoppers and the new Baguette 1997 bag, a re-edition of the brand’s signature accessory, featuring slim sides and an adjustable and flappable handle, to wear under the arm, revamping the iconic spirit of this legendary style. FENDI Vertigo also decorates new bag designs, including the contemporary and cool FENDI Baulettomini bag together with the textile’s world that features featherlight fabrics ideal for the summer season. The capsule includes a fun, practical and versatile FENDI Mini Sunshine Shopperin straw with colored profiles in contrast and a more traditional leather version both with the iconic FENDI ROMA logo.     As part of the collaboration developed with Sarah Coleman, FENDI also peppered its PeekabooX-Tote and the Baguette 1997 with the FF Fisheye motif where the signature FF logo gets wavy and fluid, as it is seen through a fish-eye lens.    Cherry on top, inspired by the project showcased at Design Miami, Coleman and FENDI are also presenting a Peekaboo ISeeU style crafted from an FF logo padded nappa leather which is treated to glow in the dark.    On this occasion the Peekaboo ISeeU Small is presented, enlarging the Peekaboo ISeeUfamily; powerful attitude and proportions, it sprinkles the magic of the FENDI ultimate Icon in a smaller size appearing in timeless bicolor version in both smooth leather and Selleria.      Inspired by the sense of adventure and freedom deeply linked with the outdoor lifestyle, the ready-to-wear offering combines ultimate style and functionality. In the women’s RTW range, multi-pocket skirts, transformable jackets and cargo pants injected with an utilitarian feel are worn with hyper feminine bodysuits and draped tops showing the FF Vertigo pattern, which is also rendered on sporty windbreakers worn with coordinated gym sets, on one-piece swimsuits and bikinis, as well as on lace dresses, trench coats and fluid pants.      The same combination of effortless elegance and contemporary functionality is infused in the Men’s collection, deeply inspired by an outdoor mood. Lightweight yet resistant fabrics, including the FF Vertigo jacquard, give a chic yet practical twist to T-shirts, bowling shirts, bermudapants, as well as cool fisherman’s vests matched with coordinated baggy pants and polished raincoats and summer suits crafted from lightweight organza. The FF Vertigo multicolor motif is rendered on embossed leather on the FENDI Packstyle, while the flat Baguette, coming in a medium and mini version, are the go-to pieces enhancing the chic yet functional appeal of the collection. Adding an extra exciting touch to the lineup, the Peekaboo ISeeUbag is shown in an iconic nappa version embossed with the FF fish-eye motif. Celebrating the joys of the outdoor life, the FENDI Flowrunners stand out with their FF Vertigo pattern, along with the new featherweight FENDI Force high-top sneaker, which finds place next to trekking sandals. The outdoor theme also influences the high-tech ear pods and phone cases, as well the jewelry selection where interlaced leather is matched with both lacquered metallic details and hiking ropes.     In keeping with the “mini me” trend, adult silhouettes find a playful, utterly cute reinterpretation in the kidswear range, where the swirling FF Vertigo pattern is splashed on nylon outfits with an utility feel, as well as on canvas compact pants, on organza draped frocks and tops, as well as on a selection of beachwear styles.     The irresistible FF “Fisheye” and FF “Vertigo” wave patterns bring an extra excitement to the Forever Fendi Timepieces collection. The 29mm stainless steel case versions are presented in two versions, the vibrant multicolor FF “Fisheye” pattern decorates both the luminescent dial and the white calfskin leather strap of the watch while in the other version shines a yellow sunray opalin dial with a white printed FF “Vertigo” pattern with sapphire crystal on a satin-brushed stainless steel bracelet with polished stainless steel FF logo. The 39mm stainless steel versions feature a brown vertical brushed opalin dial with dark brown printed FF “Vertigo” pattern or a white vertical brushed opalin dial with multicolor printed FF “Fisheye” pattern, both have a double date aperture at 12 o’clockand a satin-brushed stainless-steel bracelet.     The charming, psychedelic FF Vertigo motif is also the protagonist of a range of limited-edition items, designed for the coolest outdoor adventures. A Polaroid cameraborn from the will to personalize the iconic Vintage Polaroid 636 with the FENDI DNA, combining the design of the renowned instant camera from the ‘90s with FF Vertigo.      A fun and versatile food à porter Bento box is part of the collaboration between FENDI and Alessi and a camping equipment set, including a tent and a men’s technical backpack is produced by specialist Ferrino both representing two leading companies in their fields, united by Italian excellence and expertise.     In keeping with the effervescent vintage-like spirit of the Summer Capsule, FENDI also infuses a free-spirited Seventies’ vibe into a range of crochet bag styles, spanning from the Mini Peekaboo and the Baguetteto the Sunshine Shopper enriched with the FENDI Roma logo.      At the same time, a Nineties’ intentionally kitschy vibe is channelled with the boldest version of the Baguette 1997, covered with a cascade of shimmering sequins or enriched with intricate floral embroideries.     Along with Sarah Coleman collaboration, the Sellerissima range completes the Summer Capsule. The hyper sophisticated Selleria range gets updated with an audacious touch: a handmade macro stitching exalting the timeless shapes of FENDI, the Peekaboo and the Baguette, as well as of fashion styles, like the By the Way, the Moonlightand theSunshine Shopper.       Available in FENDI Boutiques worldwide and on fendi.com on 13th May 2021.   Explore the collection on https://www.fendi.com         CREDITS: Photographer & Director: Valentin Herfray     Photographer & Director: Valentin Herfray   Stylist: Chaos Fashion   Models: Maty Fall Britt Oosten Mao Xiaoxing Maggie Cheng Felix Cheong Macleod Louis Dercon       Happy, colorful, irresistible… FENDI celebrates the summer season with a dedicated capsule collection injected with a joyful, uplifting mood. Dominated by yellow and light blue tones, the Summer 2021 capsule, spans from sophisticated and eye-catching bags and accessories to compelling ready-to-wear for women, men and children.      Seventies’ references and Nineties’ vibes fuse in a charming line-up, where FENDI’s outstanding craftsmanship and innovative, forward-thinking approach shine bright.      As part of its Summer 2021 capsule, after the official launch at Design Miami, FENDI reiterates its collaboration with New York-based visual artist Sarah Coleman, known for her disruptive manipulation of designers’ materials that she employees to rethink and repurpose everyday objects with an ironic filter.    Sharing the same passion for taking handcraft in new directions, Coleman and FENDI Accessories and Menswear Artistic Director Silvia Venturini Fendi worked together on a new interpretation of the iconic FF logo pattern, which was revisited through a Seventies’ psychedelic filter. The result is FF Vertigo, a new magnetic motif offering a twisted, turned version of the classic FF pattern.    In the accessories range, the yellow FF Vertigo is printed through an ink jet technology on the mineral tanned leather used for the legendary Peekaboobag. The same Vertigo pattern, in yellow or blue variations, is also printed on cool and resistant coated canvas and pops up on a timeless tobacco jacquard fabric. Both the variations pepper chic and functional shoppers and the new Baguette 1997 bag, a re-edition of the brand’s signature accessory, featuring slim sides and an adjustable and flappable handle, to wear under the arm, revamping the iconic spirit of this legendary style. FENDI Vertigo also decorates new bag designs, including the contemporary and cool FENDI Baulettomini bag together with the textile’s world that features featherlight fabrics ideal for the summer season. The capsule includes a fun, practical and versatile FENDI Mini Sunshine Shopperin straw with colored profiles in contrast and a more traditional leather version both with the iconic FENDI ROMA logo.     As part of the collaboration developed with Sarah Coleman, FENDI also peppered its PeekabooX-Tote and the Baguette 1997 with the FF Fisheye motif where the signature FF logo gets wavy and fluid, as it is seen through a fish-eye lens.    Cherry on top, inspired by the project showcased at Design Miami, Coleman and FENDI are also presenting a Peekaboo ISeeU style crafted from an FF logo padded nappa leather which is treated to glow in the dark.    On this occasion the Peekaboo ISeeU Small is presented, enlarging the Peekaboo ISeeUfamily; powerful attitude and proportions, it sprinkles the magic of the FENDI ultimate Icon in a smaller size appearing in timeless bicolor version in both smooth leather and Selleria.      Inspired by the sense of adventure and freedom deeply linked with the outdoor lifestyle, the ready-to-wear offering combines ultimate style and functionality. In the women’s RTW range, multi-pocket skirts, transformable jackets and cargo pants injected with an utilitarian feel are worn with hyper feminine bodysuits and draped tops showing the FF Vertigo pattern, which is also rendered on sporty windbreakers worn with coordinated gym sets, on one-piece swimsuits and bikinis, as well as on lace dresses, trench coats and fluid pants.      The same combination of effortless elegance and contemporary functionality is infused in the Men’s collection, deeply inspired by an outdoor mood. Lightweight yet resistant fabrics, including the FF Vertigo jacquard, give a chic yet practical twist to T-shirts, bowling shirts, bermudapants, as well as cool fisherman’s vests matched with coordinated baggy pants and polished raincoats and summer suits crafted from lightweight organza. The FF Vertigo multicolor motif is rendered on embossed leather on the FENDI Packstyle, while the flat Baguette, coming in a medium and mini version, are the go-to pieces enhancing the chic yet functional appeal of the collection. Adding an extra exciting touch to the lineup, the Peekaboo ISeeUbag is shown in an iconic nappa version embossed with the FF fish-eye motif. Celebrating the joys of the outdoor life, the FENDI Flowrunners stand out with their FF Vertigo pattern, along with the new featherweight FENDI Force high-top sneaker, which finds place next to trekking sandals. The outdoor theme also influences the high-tech ear pods and phone cases, as well the jewelry selection where interlaced leather is matched with both lacquered metallic details and hiking ropes.     In keeping with the “mini me” trend, adult silhouettes find a playful, utterly cute reinterpretation in the kidswear range, where the swirling FF Vertigo pattern is splashed on nylon outfits with an utility feel, as well as on canvas compact pants, on organza draped frocks and tops, as well as on a selection of beachwear styles.     The irresistible FF “Fisheye” and FF “Vertigo” wave patterns bring an extra excitement to the Forever Fendi Timepieces collection. The 29mm stainless steel case versions are presented in two versions, the vibrant multicolor FF “Fisheye” pattern decorates both the luminescent dial and the white calfskin leather strap of the watch while in the other version shines a yellow sunray opalin dial with a white printed FF “Vertigo” pattern with sapphire crystal on a satin-brushed stainless steel bracelet with polished stainless steel FF logo. The 39mm stainless steel versions feature a brown vertical brushed opalin dial with dark brown printed FF “Vertigo” pattern or a white vertical brushed opalin dial with multicolor printed FF “Fisheye” pattern, both have a double date aperture at 12 o’clockand a satin-brushed stainless-steel bracelet.     The charming, psychedelic FF Vertigo motif is also the protagonist of a range of limited-edition items, designed for the coolest outdoor adventures. A Polaroid cameraborn from the will to personalize the iconic Vintage Polaroid 636 with the FENDI DNA, combining the design of the renowned instant camera from the ‘90s with FF Vertigo.      A fun and versatile food à porter Bento box is part of the collaboration between FENDI and Alessi and a camping equipment set, including a tent and a men’s technical backpack is produced by specialist Ferrino both representing two leading companies in their fields, united by Italian excellence and expertise.     In keeping with the effervescent vintage-like spirit of the Summer Capsule, FENDI also infuses a free-spirited Seventies’ vibe into a range of crochet bag styles, spanning from the Mini Peekaboo and the Baguetteto the Sunshine Shopper enriched with the FENDI Roma logo.      At the same time, a Nineties’ intentionally kitschy vibe is channelled with the boldest version of the Baguette 1997, covered with a cascade of shimmering sequins or enriched with intricate floral embroideries.     Along with Sarah Coleman collaboration, the Sellerissima range completes the Summer Capsule. The hyper sophisticated Selleria range gets updated with an audacious touch: a handmade macro stitching exalting the timeless shapes of FENDI, the Peekaboo and the Baguette, as well as of fashion styles, like the By the Way, the Moonlightand theSunshine Shopper.       Available in FENDI Boutiques worldwide and on fendi.com on 13th May 2021.   Explore the collection on https://www.fendi.com         CREDITS: Photographer & Director: Valentin Herfray     Photographer & Director: Valentin Herfray   Stylist: Chaos Fashion   Models: Maty Fall Britt Oosten Mao Xiaoxing Maggie Cheng Felix Cheong Macleod Louis Dercon      

LACOSTE presents the Autumn & Winter 2021-22 Collection
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LACOSTE presents the Autumn & Winter 2021-22 Collection

Fashion The unapologetic modernity of the Front de Seine in Paris’ 15th district provides a striking backdrop for the Lacoste Autumn Winter 2021-22 collection designed by Louise Trotter. Photographed by Sam Rock against its sweeping architectural landmarks – a clash of grids and curves, concrete, bricks, tiles and glass – the season’s playful exchange of graphic sport codes and remixed classics appears in sharp relief. The impetus of an active lifestyle and the blur of movement between home, work, and play forms the basis of an interchangeable system of novel designs, as garments respond to the times with elegance, humour, and ease.      With a swatch card of bright shades grounded in muted neutrals, the collection tricks the eye with blown-up and shrunken proportions, unexpected fabrications, and the emergence of comic Lacoste characters. Like a cartoon, the signature house crocodile is reborn larger than life, as archive claw patches and bold croc heads create a new iconography alongside flaming tennis balls, a ‘tennis net’ shadow check, and an L-shaped varsity logo.      Quintessentially sportif, the concept of the tracksuit and twinset are subverted in multiple ways for men and women, as trompe l’oeilshirting, cardigans and jogging pants are all cut in cotton piqué – the keystone material of the Lacoste polo shirt – to create subtly matching sportsensembles. Tailoring reflects the sartorial heritage of the house founder René Lacoste, as the smooth enveloping lines of peacoats, varsity jackets, overcoats and trenches are tweaked for today with knit collars, bonding for bounce, and light nylon quilting.     Evolving the upcycled design process of recent seasons, shell suits, puffer coats and quilted liners are reconstructed from a patchwork of vintage and deadstock Lacoste fabrics, creating new geometries in classic sport shapes. ‘Framis’ bonding, drawstrings and oversized rope toggles further the athletic and engineered feel of garments, as do neoprene crop tops and sculpted shorts for women. Crisp unisex chinos feature elastic Velcro cuffs, polychrome leggings in neoprene and patched knit zip high above the ankle, and speed stripes echo the racing aesthetic of checkerboard jacquard polos and trims. Worn with embossed moulded slides, 5-panel cotton piqué caps and oversized rucksacks, they complete the season’s exercise in dynamic sport style.  The unapologetic modernity of the Front de Seine in Paris’ 15th district provides a striking backdrop for the Lacoste Autumn Winter 2021-22 collection designed by Louise Trotter. Photographed by Sam Rock against its sweeping architectural landmarks – a clash of grids and curves, concrete, bricks, tiles and glass – the season’s playful exchange of graphic sport codes and remixed classics appears in sharp relief. The impetus of an active lifestyle and the blur of movement between home, work, and play forms the basis of an interchangeable system of novel designs, as garments respond to the times with elegance, humour, and ease.      With a swatch card of bright shades grounded in muted neutrals, the collection tricks the eye with blown-up and shrunken proportions, unexpected fabrications, and the emergence of comic Lacoste characters. Like a cartoon, the signature house crocodile is reborn larger than life, as archive claw patches and bold croc heads create a new iconography alongside flaming tennis balls, a ‘tennis net’ shadow check, and an L-shaped varsity logo.      Quintessentially sportif, the concept of the tracksuit and twinset are subverted in multiple ways for men and women, as trompe l’oeilshirting, cardigans and jogging pants are all cut in cotton piqué – the keystone material of the Lacoste polo shirt – to create subtly matching sportsensembles. Tailoring reflects the sartorial heritage of the house founder René Lacoste, as the smooth enveloping lines of peacoats, varsity jackets, overcoats and trenches are tweaked for today with knit collars, bonding for bounce, and light nylon quilting.     Evolving the upcycled design process of recent seasons, shell suits, puffer coats and quilted liners are reconstructed from a patchwork of vintage and deadstock Lacoste fabrics, creating new geometries in classic sport shapes. ‘Framis’ bonding, drawstrings and oversized rope toggles further the athletic and engineered feel of garments, as do neoprene crop tops and sculpted shorts for women. Crisp unisex chinos feature elastic Velcro cuffs, polychrome leggings in neoprene and patched knit zip high above the ankle, and speed stripes echo the racing aesthetic of checkerboard jacquard polos and trims. Worn with embossed moulded slides, 5-panel cotton piqué caps and oversized rucksacks, they complete the season’s exercise in dynamic sport style. 

Hunter Schafer stars in the new PRADA GALLERIA ad campaign
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Hunter Schafer stars in the new PRADA GALLERIA ad campaign

Fashion Fashion is about imagination – newly created, constantly augmented and painstakingly crafted every day by the industry, with care and love. Yet the magic of the fashion industry is easily overlooked, forgotten – familiarity allows complacency. A reminder of the purity of those dreams, of that magic, is the intention that guides this new Prada moving image campaign: a new character, Hunter Schafer, and a filmmaker, Xavier Dolan, are invited to examine the timeless Prada Galleria handbag with no preconceived expectations. From the outside, looking in, they capture the eternal dream of fashion a new.     Without preconceptions, complete freedom is afforded: Dolan was given the independence to create, to direct his personal vision of the universe of fashion, and the identity of the Prada Galleria. The campaign draws inspiration from a ceaseless fascination with the iconography ofour industry. Dolan’s cinematic short seems to explore different aspects of this dream: of filmmaking, and of fashion. Each is multi-faceted, many-angled - a reflection of the obsession of our age for shifting, endlessly, from idea to idea - from repose to dynamic action, simplicity to complexity. There is no singular narrative, rather a sequence of micro-narratives, like captured thoughts, loves, emotions or dreams, in constant dialogue with one another.     The heartbeat of those dreams is fashion, viewed from the outside. Embracing the codes and tropes inherent to the world of fashion, the film has a purity, a naivety, joy. They reflect universality: archetypes of fashion shoots, as envisaged by many, innocent and optimistic, idealized and idolized.     Schafer is our heroine - a romantic, a young girl imagining her place within her different fantasies. We leap from her bedroom, to imaginings of a fashion shoot, universal reflections of fashion as imagined in the popular consciousness, an escape from her reality. But that reality could itself be a dream: these scenes are contradictorily framed by the apparatus of filmmaking, contained within cinematic sets that evoke the dream factory of Hollywood, another source of endless enchantment, like the world of fashion she imagines.     A constant presence, Schafer’s fixation - her fantasy - is the Prada Galleria, a talisman of fashion. The bag is a classic, whose character is constantly reinvented, reimagined, reinvigorated, as diverse and multifaceted as a cinematic heroine. Change, contradiction, evolution - always and never the same. The Galleria bag here is reimagined in different contexts, differing locales and visions, jolting between imaginary scenes and scenarios, between multiple micro-narratives, like fragments of thoughts, hopes or wishes.     Both cinema and fashion transform fantasy to tangible reality: films bring fiction to life, givetheir directors’ hitherto imagined visions a physicality. We, as an audience, can share theirwildest desires - while actors like Schafer give credence to the make-believe, imbuing heroines with not only a literal presence but an honesty, a purity, a truth. A great actor can inhabit their role like a dress, and make it part of them. And likewise, fashion also creates actuality from inspiration - objects, precious and charged, which can then be owned. We can touch and feelfashion’s fantasies, see them and share them. They can become ours. A celebration of the joy of fashion, framed through the art of filmmaking - a dream, within a dream.   Credits: Talent: Hunter Schafer Director: Xavier Dolan Creative Director: Ferdinando Verderi Fashion is about imagination – newly created, constantly augmented and painstakingly crafted every day by the industry, with care and love. Yet the magic of the fashion industry is easily overlooked, forgotten – familiarity allows complacency. A reminder of the purity of those dreams, of that magic, is the intention that guides this new Prada moving image campaign: a new character, Hunter Schafer, and a filmmaker, Xavier Dolan, are invited to examine the timeless Prada Galleria handbag with no preconceived expectations. From the outside, looking in, they capture the eternal dream of fashion a new.     Without preconceptions, complete freedom is afforded: Dolan was given the independence to create, to direct his personal vision of the universe of fashion, and the identity of the Prada Galleria. The campaign draws inspiration from a ceaseless fascination with the iconography ofour industry. Dolan’s cinematic short seems to explore different aspects of this dream: of filmmaking, and of fashion. Each is multi-faceted, many-angled - a reflection of the obsession of our age for shifting, endlessly, from idea to idea - from repose to dynamic action, simplicity to complexity. There is no singular narrative, rather a sequence of micro-narratives, like captured thoughts, loves, emotions or dreams, in constant dialogue with one another.     The heartbeat of those dreams is fashion, viewed from the outside. Embracing the codes and tropes inherent to the world of fashion, the film has a purity, a naivety, joy. They reflect universality: archetypes of fashion shoots, as envisaged by many, innocent and optimistic, idealized and idolized.     Schafer is our heroine - a romantic, a young girl imagining her place within her different fantasies. We leap from her bedroom, to imaginings of a fashion shoot, universal reflections of fashion as imagined in the popular consciousness, an escape from her reality. But that reality could itself be a dream: these scenes are contradictorily framed by the apparatus of filmmaking, contained within cinematic sets that evoke the dream factory of Hollywood, another source of endless enchantment, like the world of fashion she imagines.     A constant presence, Schafer’s fixation - her fantasy - is the Prada Galleria, a talisman of fashion. The bag is a classic, whose character is constantly reinvented, reimagined, reinvigorated, as diverse and multifaceted as a cinematic heroine. Change, contradiction, evolution - always and never the same. The Galleria bag here is reimagined in different contexts, differing locales and visions, jolting between imaginary scenes and scenarios, between multiple micro-narratives, like fragments of thoughts, hopes or wishes.     Both cinema and fashion transform fantasy to tangible reality: films bring fiction to life, givetheir directors’ hitherto imagined visions a physicality. We, as an audience, can share theirwildest desires - while actors like Schafer give credence to the make-believe, imbuing heroines with not only a literal presence but an honesty, a purity, a truth. A great actor can inhabit their role like a dress, and make it part of them. And likewise, fashion also creates actuality from inspiration - objects, precious and charged, which can then be owned. We can touch and feelfashion’s fantasies, see them and share them. They can become ours. A celebration of the joy of fashion, framed through the art of filmmaking - a dream, within a dream.   Credits: Talent: Hunter Schafer Director: Xavier Dolan Creative Director: Ferdinando Verderi

SUN BUDDIES & CARHARTT WIP COLLABORATE
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SUN BUDDIES & CARHARTT WIP COLLABORATE

Accessories For Spring/Summer 2021, Carhartt WIP has once again collaborated with premium Swedish eyewear brand Sun Buddies. The collection reworks three of Sun Buddies’ signature unisex sunglasses in six different colors to create frames exclusive to Carhartt WIP.     Ranging from classic to experimental, the range includes Sun Buddies’ Shane silhouette – a classic square frame, executed in both black and translucent yellow. There’s also the angular Grace frame, also in black and a translucent blue. The collection is rounded off by two iterations of the brand’s Amy shape, offered in both black and blond tortoise. Each pair features subtle Carhartt WIP branding and is tted with optical class 1 lenses with 100% UV protection. The accompanying campaign for this collaboration was shot by photographer Peter Sutherland in New York City.     Sun Buddies for Carhartt WIP  launched on May 3rd, and will be available at select global retailers, select Carhartt WIP stores, and carhartt-wip.com. For Spring/Summer 2021, Carhartt WIP has once again collaborated with premium Swedish eyewear brand Sun Buddies. The collection reworks three of Sun Buddies’ signature unisex sunglasses in six different colors to create frames exclusive to Carhartt WIP.     Ranging from classic to experimental, the range includes Sun Buddies’ Shane silhouette – a classic square frame, executed in both black and translucent yellow. There’s also the angular Grace frame, also in black and a translucent blue. The collection is rounded off by two iterations of the brand’s Amy shape, offered in both black and blond tortoise. Each pair features subtle Carhartt WIP branding and is tted with optical class 1 lenses with 100% UV protection. The accompanying campaign for this collaboration was shot by photographer Peter Sutherland in New York City.     Sun Buddies for Carhartt WIP  launched on May 3rd, and will be available at select global retailers, select Carhartt WIP stores, and carhartt-wip.com.

FENDI introduces the new Peekaboo ISeeU Small
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FENDI introduces the new Peekaboo ISeeU Small

Accessories The Maison’s Peekaboo family welcomes the new ISeeU Small, following the launch of the ISeeU Medium last year, the FENDI ultimate Icon debuts in a smaller size with a powerful attitude and proportions.     The Peekaboo ISeeU Small is available in beautiful timeless colours, honouring FENDI’s savoir-faire of sophisticated smooth leather and Selleria.     Explore more on: https://www.fendi.com/nl/ The Maison’s Peekaboo family welcomes the new ISeeU Small, following the launch of the ISeeU Medium last year, the FENDI ultimate Icon debuts in a smaller size with a powerful attitude and proportions.     The Peekaboo ISeeU Small is available in beautiful timeless colours, honouring FENDI’s savoir-faire of sophisticated smooth leather and Selleria.     Explore more on: https://www.fendi.com/nl/

Acne Studios presents the Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection
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Acne Studios presents the Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection

Fashion Exploring the 'chosen family’, the Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection transcends tradition by embracing kinship — through common values, interests and creativity. Shot by photographer Roe Ethridge, the images spotlight this concept by featuring French bands Nyokô Bokbaë and Faire, as well as a group of environmentalists and a trio of artists who are best friends. The playful and unisex garments, shoes and accessories have touches of vintage sportswear, 00s streetwear and worn-out workwear throughout. Over two drops, the iconic Face motif patch features in different guises in distinct ‘stories’, or families.     Drop 1 – “Basketball” & “Dazzle”, 6 May Featuring: French band Faire and artist trio Meme, Nini and Tavi   The first drop revolves around “Basketball” with a puffed basketball or contrast stitch Face motif patch. Soft, woven bleached checks, multicolour mesh, striped ribbing and jersey in powder pink, navy, yellow, purple, grey melange and bottle green take the form of a flannel coach jacket, shirt and shorts, marl sweatpants, hoodies and t-shirts, plus sport jersey-inspired tops and flannel-printed sneakers, bucket hat and tote bag. Also, within this drop is “Dazzle”, with rhinestone-embellished Face motif patches, embroidered patches and ultrasonic Face quilting. Shiny satin, jersey, fleece and blown-up diamond prints in subtle cream, beige, black and browns punctuated by jade green make the most of an updated varsity jacket, overshirt, sweatshirts, t- shirts, bucket hat and tote bag.     Drop 2 – “Bizzarro World Tour” & “Pop”, 8 July Featuring: French band Nyokô Bokbaë and environmentalists Jane, Lea and Polyka   The second drop sees “Bizzarro World Tour” with a stencil-sprayed or washed leather Face motif patch. Stonewashed cotton, metallic rivets, intarsia lambswool knits, crisp poplin and twisted logo spellings in faded peach, bright blue, mandarin orange, beige and black are made into workwear jackets, trousers and shorts, short-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts and t-shirts, plus ballcaps, beanies, headbands, duffel bags and socks. The drop then phases into “Pop”, with its vibrant yellow and black Face motif patch, embroidered patches and intarsia knit logo.     Sustainability   Following Acne Studios’ ambition to incrementally use a higher share of preferred materials in its collections, 90% of Face collection FW21 is sustainably sourced. For example, all jersey and fleece cotton is organically grown, all knitwear is certified according to Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) and all bags are made of recycled polyester.      The first drop of the FW21 Face collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 6 May, and the second drop from 8 July. Exploring the 'chosen family’, the Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection transcends tradition by embracing kinship — through common values, interests and creativity. Shot by photographer Roe Ethridge, the images spotlight this concept by featuring French bands Nyokô Bokbaë and Faire, as well as a group of environmentalists and a trio of artists who are best friends. The playful and unisex garments, shoes and accessories have touches of vintage sportswear, 00s streetwear and worn-out workwear throughout. Over two drops, the iconic Face motif patch features in different guises in distinct ‘stories’, or families.     Drop 1 – “Basketball” & “Dazzle”, 6 May Featuring: French band Faire and artist trio Meme, Nini and Tavi   The first drop revolves around “Basketball” with a puffed basketball or contrast stitch Face motif patch. Soft, woven bleached checks, multicolour mesh, striped ribbing and jersey in powder pink, navy, yellow, purple, grey melange and bottle green take the form of a flannel coach jacket, shirt and shorts, marl sweatpants, hoodies and t-shirts, plus sport jersey-inspired tops and flannel-printed sneakers, bucket hat and tote bag. Also, within this drop is “Dazzle”, with rhinestone-embellished Face motif patches, embroidered patches and ultrasonic Face quilting. Shiny satin, jersey, fleece and blown-up diamond prints in subtle cream, beige, black and browns punctuated by jade green make the most of an updated varsity jacket, overshirt, sweatshirts, t- shirts, bucket hat and tote bag.     Drop 2 – “Bizzarro World Tour” & “Pop”, 8 July Featuring: French band Nyokô Bokbaë and environmentalists Jane, Lea and Polyka   The second drop sees “Bizzarro World Tour” with a stencil-sprayed or washed leather Face motif patch. Stonewashed cotton, metallic rivets, intarsia lambswool knits, crisp poplin and twisted logo spellings in faded peach, bright blue, mandarin orange, beige and black are made into workwear jackets, trousers and shorts, short-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts and t-shirts, plus ballcaps, beanies, headbands, duffel bags and socks. The drop then phases into “Pop”, with its vibrant yellow and black Face motif patch, embroidered patches and intarsia knit logo.     Sustainability   Following Acne Studios’ ambition to incrementally use a higher share of preferred materials in its collections, 90% of Face collection FW21 is sustainably sourced. For example, all jersey and fleece cotton is organically grown, all knitwear is certified according to Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) and all bags are made of recycled polyester.      The first drop of the FW21 Face collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 6 May, and the second drop from 8 July.

CHANEL presents the new beautiful Cruise 2021/22 collection
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CHANEL presents the new beautiful Cruise 2021/22 collection

Fashion   It was under the sign of Jean Cocteau that Virginie Viard began to think about the CHANEL Cruise 2021/22 collection: "Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau, and I love the film Testament of Orpheus. In particular this magnificent scene: a man with a black horse's head descends into the Carrières de Lumières, his silhouette cut out against the very white walls". Destination: the Carrières de Lumières, in Les Baux-de-Provence, for a highly graphic show, "because the simplicity, the precision and the poetry of Cocteau's film made me want to create a very clean collection, with a very distinct two-tone, made up of bright white and deep black". Nothing better to capture and reflect the light, so loved by Cocteau and Chanel, than these contrasts between the radiant whiteness of a long shirt-dress and black macramé capes, between a white tweed jacket embroidered with lucky charms and a black dress in velvet and leather. "Echoing the extreme modernity of Cocteau's film, I wanted something quite rock. Lots of fringes, in leather, beads and sequins, t-shirts bearing the face of the model Lola Nicon like a rock star, worn with tweed suits trimmed with wide braids, and pointed silver Mary-Janes. A look that recalls as much the modernity of the sixties as that of punk...". It was in Gabrielle Chanel's recently restored apartment at 31 rue Cambon that Inez & Vinoodh photographed six outfits for the press kit. "Because it was there that Gabrielle Chanel housed her favourite bestiary, her lions, female sphinxes, but also deer, which are printed, along with other symbols of the House, on a long negligee-style dress in pink-beige and black crêpe. It was also in this apartment that she received her close friends, including Jean Cocteau," concludes Virginie Viard. "Ultimately, through her friendships, it is Chanel, the woman, that I love more and more: her life gives us access to characters just as extraordinary as herself.”    #CHANELCruise   It was under the sign of Jean Cocteau that Virginie Viard began to think about the CHANEL Cruise 2021/22 collection: "Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau, and I love the film Testament of Orpheus. In particular this magnificent scene: a man with a black horse's head descends into the Carrières de Lumières, his silhouette cut out against the very white walls". Destination: the Carrières de Lumières, in Les Baux-de-Provence, for a highly graphic show, "because the simplicity, the precision and the poetry of Cocteau's film made me want to create a very clean collection, with a very distinct two-tone, made up of bright white and deep black". Nothing better to capture and reflect the light, so loved by Cocteau and Chanel, than these contrasts between the radiant whiteness of a long shirt-dress and black macramé capes, between a white tweed jacket embroidered with lucky charms and a black dress in velvet and leather. "Echoing the extreme modernity of Cocteau's film, I wanted something quite rock. Lots of fringes, in leather, beads and sequins, t-shirts bearing the face of the model Lola Nicon like a rock star, worn with tweed suits trimmed with wide braids, and pointed silver Mary-Janes. A look that recalls as much the modernity of the sixties as that of punk...". It was in Gabrielle Chanel's recently restored apartment at 31 rue Cambon that Inez & Vinoodh photographed six outfits for the press kit. "Because it was there that Gabrielle Chanel housed her favourite bestiary, her lions, female sphinxes, but also deer, which are printed, along with other symbols of the House, on a long negligee-style dress in pink-beige and black crêpe. It was also in this apartment that she received her close friends, including Jean Cocteau," concludes Virginie Viard. "Ultimately, through her friendships, it is Chanel, the woman, that I love more and more: her life gives us access to characters just as extraordinary as herself.”    #CHANELCruise

Check out the new ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration
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Check out the new ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration

Accessories For the final drop of the 2021 ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration, the renowned sports brand and iconic British brand saved the best until last with the launch of the exclusive ASICS x VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE sneakers.     The ASICS X Vivienne Westwood GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE have been designed with the seminal Westwood DIY aesthetic- playing with deconstruction – and decoding the sneakers raw construction. Each element of the sneaker reveals the next, purposefully contrasted in monochrome or earth tones with vibrant underlays.    Inspired by the technical form of the sneaker, Westwood’s Creative Director, Andreas Kronthaler, wanted the design to showcase the specialised framework of the upper-shoe, celebrating the craftwork behind the design. The GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE’s upper fabric consists of ripstop fabric, traditionally used by the military for its incredible strength and durability – the utilitarian fabric gives a raw textural quality to the structural design of the sneaker.     Although not a running shoe, the midsole and outsole of the GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE keeps the same technologies found in the GEL-KAYANO™ 27, with advanced materials and construction such as GEL™ technology cushioning and DYNAMIC DUOMAX™ technology, which all function together as part of ASICS’ I.G.S™ (Impact Guidance System) .  This comprehensive design philosophy of ASICS proprietary technologies meets the biomechanical needs of various sports and provides a fluid ride and efficient and natural performance.     Time-honoured and distinctive, both ASICS and Vivienne Westwood are brands that draw strength from long- lasting quality of design and materials, using advanced technology and innovation within their work. It’s the sharing of these design philosophies which formed the inspiration for this on-going design collaboration.     The limited model ASICS X VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE are available in 2 colour ways – lichen green/ ox brown and white/ lichen rock and will be available from limited global ASICS & Vivienne Westwood stores and online from 1st May 2021 priced at $240/ RMB1690/ £220/ €240. For the final drop of the 2021 ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration, the renowned sports brand and iconic British brand saved the best until last with the launch of the exclusive ASICS x VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE sneakers.     The ASICS X Vivienne Westwood GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE have been designed with the seminal Westwood DIY aesthetic- playing with deconstruction – and decoding the sneakers raw construction. Each element of the sneaker reveals the next, purposefully contrasted in monochrome or earth tones with vibrant underlays.    Inspired by the technical form of the sneaker, Westwood’s Creative Director, Andreas Kronthaler, wanted the design to showcase the specialised framework of the upper-shoe, celebrating the craftwork behind the design. The GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE’s upper fabric consists of ripstop fabric, traditionally used by the military for its incredible strength and durability – the utilitarian fabric gives a raw textural quality to the structural design of the sneaker.     Although not a running shoe, the midsole and outsole of the GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE keeps the same technologies found in the GEL-KAYANO™ 27, with advanced materials and construction such as GEL™ technology cushioning and DYNAMIC DUOMAX™ technology, which all function together as part of ASICS’ I.G.S™ (Impact Guidance System) .  This comprehensive design philosophy of ASICS proprietary technologies meets the biomechanical needs of various sports and provides a fluid ride and efficient and natural performance.     Time-honoured and distinctive, both ASICS and Vivienne Westwood are brands that draw strength from long- lasting quality of design and materials, using advanced technology and innovation within their work. It’s the sharing of these design philosophies which formed the inspiration for this on-going design collaboration.     The limited model ASICS X VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE are available in 2 colour ways – lichen green/ ox brown and white/ lichen rock and will be available from limited global ASICS & Vivienne Westwood stores and online from 1st May 2021 priced at $240/ RMB1690/ £220/ €240.

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