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Christian Wijnants presents   the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021
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Christian Wijnants presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week If given the opportunity to explore an empty museum, how would you fill the space? This is the question that inspired Christian Wijnants’ Fall/Winter 2021 collection as he was given unique access to the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts, a place that has been so dear to him. Over the past 10 years, the Museum has been closed for renovations, only previewing its restored 19th century structure and newly constructed minimalist addition to Christian, inviting him to fill the grandiose rooms and hallways with his creations. A poetic moment for the designer who first visited the museum as a student on the brink of his career, beginning his to-become namesake’s brand connection to art. However, this time, as the museum sits empty, Christian relied on his memories and vision to fill the space and walls that once held the same Flemish Primitives and Baroque paintings that have inspired him today.     The silhouettes are exaggerated, full of volume, designed to physically fill the oversized rooms and elongated, just like the art that used to hang on the walls and doors that welcome you in. There is a down cape and complimenting puffed bags, cacoon coats designed to appear as though they are cut out of woolen blankets, and peasant shapes that draw from medieval underpinnings. Heavy wool fabric is draped into skirts and swept by fridge, like a curtain grazing the old wooden floors. The knitwear brings in a Bicolor Plissé dress and the ottoman stitch, utilized as stripes. A long-sleeve floor length dress is styled with a scarf worn as a hat, materializing the old paintings that stood out in Christian’s memory.      Floral patterns feel like an ancient tapestry, overdyed and overlarge. Stripes are inspired by the chevron wood floors throughout the museum, construed in various ways, from quite fine lines cutting vertically on down jackets and lengthening dresses to magnified stripes seen as a two-tone knit. The colors are strategically chosen to reflect the feeling of exploring the various rooms, misty yet bright and historic, but refreshed. It consists of cooler hues such as antique pink, mint, fresh lime, and pistachio, paired with warmer tones such as emerald, bronze and rust.     The hair is clumsy and reminiscent of historic times, although ambivalent of the exact decade, and make-up is tonal and blurred, imagined to be misconstrued as just the reflection of the green walls. The Fall/Winter 2021 collection comes to life in the collection film, allowing you to explore Christian’s vision, hear the echo of footsteps wandering the space and escape to a feeling of serenity that being in an empty museum provides. If given the opportunity to explore an empty museum, how would you fill the space? This is the question that inspired Christian Wijnants’ Fall/Winter 2021 collection as he was given unique access to the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts, a place that has been so dear to him. Over the past 10 years, the Museum has been closed for renovations, only previewing its restored 19th century structure and newly constructed minimalist addition to Christian, inviting him to fill the grandiose rooms and hallways with his creations. A poetic moment for the designer who first visited the museum as a student on the brink of his career, beginning his to-become namesake’s brand connection to art. However, this time, as the museum sits empty, Christian relied on his memories and vision to fill the space and walls that once held the same Flemish Primitives and Baroque paintings that have inspired him today.     The silhouettes are exaggerated, full of volume, designed to physically fill the oversized rooms and elongated, just like the art that used to hang on the walls and doors that welcome you in. There is a down cape and complimenting puffed bags, cacoon coats designed to appear as though they are cut out of woolen blankets, and peasant shapes that draw from medieval underpinnings. Heavy wool fabric is draped into skirts and swept by fridge, like a curtain grazing the old wooden floors. The knitwear brings in a Bicolor Plissé dress and the ottoman stitch, utilized as stripes. A long-sleeve floor length dress is styled with a scarf worn as a hat, materializing the old paintings that stood out in Christian’s memory.      Floral patterns feel like an ancient tapestry, overdyed and overlarge. Stripes are inspired by the chevron wood floors throughout the museum, construed in various ways, from quite fine lines cutting vertically on down jackets and lengthening dresses to magnified stripes seen as a two-tone knit. The colors are strategically chosen to reflect the feeling of exploring the various rooms, misty yet bright and historic, but refreshed. It consists of cooler hues such as antique pink, mint, fresh lime, and pistachio, paired with warmer tones such as emerald, bronze and rust.     The hair is clumsy and reminiscent of historic times, although ambivalent of the exact decade, and make-up is tonal and blurred, imagined to be misconstrued as just the reflection of the green walls. The Fall/Winter 2021 collection comes to life in the collection film, allowing you to explore Christian’s vision, hear the echo of footsteps wandering the space and escape to a feeling of serenity that being in an empty museum provides.

Simone Rocha and H&M celebrate their collaboration with an AR experience featuring Helena Bonham Carter, Kaia Gerber, Barry Keoghan, Rowan Blanchard, Paloma Elsesser, Omari Douglas, Kelsey Lu and many others
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Simone Rocha and H&M celebrate their collaboration with an AR experience featuring Helena Bonham Carter, Kaia Gerber, Barry Keoghan, Rowan Blanchard, Paloma Elsesser, Omari Douglas, Kelsey Lu and many others

Fashion Both Simone Rocha and H&M were determined to honour their collaborative collection in an imaginative, pioneering and artful manner, while also being safe and instep with social-distancing guidelines. Therefore, they selected to forgo a physical in-person global event in favour of a curated digital celebration: a pioneering pop-up book AR experience. This is a truly experimental creation, and the first of its kind – a dynamic way of bringing art, fashion and iconic figures into invited guests’ homes, through technology.        The digital experience is activated via a beautiful, limited-edition book (a nod to Rocha’s history of publishing printed matter with artists and image-makers), created in collaboration with M/M Paris and the celebrated British painter Faye Wei Wei, who also stars in the Simone Rocha x H&M campaign. Five intricate paintings by Wei Wei appear within the book and serve as pop-up backdrops for a cast of talented characters, who spring to life from the page, via QR codes, to model the Simone Rocha x H&M collection in AR.     The cast (here, each at 10.5cm tall) is diverse and majestic, and a reflection of the broad range of individuals who enjoy Rocha’s work. They are Helena Bonham Carter CBE, Barry Keoghan, Francesca Hayward, Kaia Gerber, Rowan Blanchard, Paloma Elsesser, Kelsey Lu, sisters Laila and Nadia Gohar, Omari Douglas, Djenaba, Jess Maybury, Nancy Andersen, Lily Ashley and Hugo Hamlet of Voo Le Voo, William De Val Darby, and Faye Wei Wei herself, who comes to life in miniature in front of her own paintings. Encompassing talented actors, dancers, models, and musicians, this wide array of individuals highlights the breadth of this collection; the first time Rocha has offered a full wardrobe for the family, including womenswear, menswear and childrenswear.      The book nods to Rocha’s signature skill for referencing art and painting with her work, and also the collection campaign’s broader themes of joy, optimism and congregation. This is a truly innovation celebration – a chance to mix with virtual guests and reflect on the beautiful garments and accessories within the collection, all from the safety of home.      “This year has required us all to think about things afresh and find new ways of working and congregating. I am thrilled to be able to celebrate my collaboration with H&M in such an innovative way, using the best AR technology to bring such an amazing cast of figures right into people’s homes. I always wanted this collection to conjure excitement for dressing up, and for meeting with family, friends and loved ones, and I hope this digital event speaks to that, providing a thought-provoking moment of art, beauty, celebration and happiness.”says Simone Rocha.      “This is one of the most innovative collection events we have ever created here at H&M. What a thrill to work on fashion’s first-ever pop-up book AR experience, and with such an incredible, and broad, range of talents. The collection truly comes to life with the help of AR, and it’s wonderful to see so many of Simone’s passions and inspirations – from art, to family, craft and music – come together in one incredible project. It’s a very new take on a fashion party or runway show!” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M     The Simone Rocha x H&M collection launches on hm.com on 11 March. Both Simone Rocha and H&M were determined to honour their collaborative collection in an imaginative, pioneering and artful manner, while also being safe and instep with social-distancing guidelines. Therefore, they selected to forgo a physical in-person global event in favour of a curated digital celebration: a pioneering pop-up book AR experience. This is a truly experimental creation, and the first of its kind – a dynamic way of bringing art, fashion and iconic figures into invited guests’ homes, through technology.        The digital experience is activated via a beautiful, limited-edition book (a nod to Rocha’s history of publishing printed matter with artists and image-makers), created in collaboration with M/M Paris and the celebrated British painter Faye Wei Wei, who also stars in the Simone Rocha x H&M campaign. Five intricate paintings by Wei Wei appear within the book and serve as pop-up backdrops for a cast of talented characters, who spring to life from the page, via QR codes, to model the Simone Rocha x H&M collection in AR.     The cast (here, each at 10.5cm tall) is diverse and majestic, and a reflection of the broad range of individuals who enjoy Rocha’s work. They are Helena Bonham Carter CBE, Barry Keoghan, Francesca Hayward, Kaia Gerber, Rowan Blanchard, Paloma Elsesser, Kelsey Lu, sisters Laila and Nadia Gohar, Omari Douglas, Djenaba, Jess Maybury, Nancy Andersen, Lily Ashley and Hugo Hamlet of Voo Le Voo, William De Val Darby, and Faye Wei Wei herself, who comes to life in miniature in front of her own paintings. Encompassing talented actors, dancers, models, and musicians, this wide array of individuals highlights the breadth of this collection; the first time Rocha has offered a full wardrobe for the family, including womenswear, menswear and childrenswear.      The book nods to Rocha’s signature skill for referencing art and painting with her work, and also the collection campaign’s broader themes of joy, optimism and congregation. This is a truly innovation celebration – a chance to mix with virtual guests and reflect on the beautiful garments and accessories within the collection, all from the safety of home.      “This year has required us all to think about things afresh and find new ways of working and congregating. I am thrilled to be able to celebrate my collaboration with H&M in such an innovative way, using the best AR technology to bring such an amazing cast of figures right into people’s homes. I always wanted this collection to conjure excitement for dressing up, and for meeting with family, friends and loved ones, and I hope this digital event speaks to that, providing a thought-provoking moment of art, beauty, celebration and happiness.”says Simone Rocha.      “This is one of the most innovative collection events we have ever created here at H&M. What a thrill to work on fashion’s first-ever pop-up book AR experience, and with such an incredible, and broad, range of talents. The collection truly comes to life with the help of AR, and it’s wonderful to see so many of Simone’s passions and inspirations – from art, to family, craft and music – come together in one incredible project. It’s a very new take on a fashion party or runway show!” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M     The Simone Rocha x H&M collection launches on hm.com on 11 March.

LOEWE launches the ‘The surplus project’ with the release of a series of Woven basket bags handcrafted from surplus leather
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LOEWE launches the ‘The surplus project’ with the release of a series of Woven basket bags handcrafted from surplus leather

Sustainability ‘The surplus project’ is a display in how to re-use, re-think and re-create something beautiful from the surplus leather of previous collections, in themselves highest quality and lowest impact materials. The new project sees the two most iconic of LOEWE’s leathers —a smooth, classic calfskin, and a finely textured, softgrained calfskin—transformed into Woven basket bags and Crab charms. The design process sees surplus leather cut into narrow strips of various hues; some of their colours are bold and vibrant, others are softer and more muted, and then braided together in a lattice formation to create a mosaic of colour and texture.     The Woven basket bag rst appeared in Jonathan Anderson’s LOEWE debut, the Spring Summer 2015 collection, and quickly became a design classic for the house. The surplus leather Woven basket bag is available in a small size, and carries the original spirit of being an artisanal piece with a very human touch. Inspired by the challenge of creating something beautiful whilst preserving precious resources, a two-tone charm in the shape of a crab with claws and pincers made from intricately folded surplus leather, complements the Woven basket bag’s colourways and embodies the creativity inherent to the new initiative.     ‘The surplus project’ follows the recent Eye/LOEWE/Nature collection created using a variety of recycled, upcycled and organic textiles, and sees LOEWE take another step in its journey to becoming a more sustainable company. In practice this means constantly exploring how to combine knowledge of craft with new research and ideas to lessen impact on the planet.     #LOEWE #LOEWEcraft ‘The surplus project’ is a display in how to re-use, re-think and re-create something beautiful from the surplus leather of previous collections, in themselves highest quality and lowest impact materials. The new project sees the two most iconic of LOEWE’s leathers —a smooth, classic calfskin, and a finely textured, softgrained calfskin—transformed into Woven basket bags and Crab charms. The design process sees surplus leather cut into narrow strips of various hues; some of their colours are bold and vibrant, others are softer and more muted, and then braided together in a lattice formation to create a mosaic of colour and texture.     The Woven basket bag rst appeared in Jonathan Anderson’s LOEWE debut, the Spring Summer 2015 collection, and quickly became a design classic for the house. The surplus leather Woven basket bag is available in a small size, and carries the original spirit of being an artisanal piece with a very human touch. Inspired by the challenge of creating something beautiful whilst preserving precious resources, a two-tone charm in the shape of a crab with claws and pincers made from intricately folded surplus leather, complements the Woven basket bag’s colourways and embodies the creativity inherent to the new initiative.     ‘The surplus project’ follows the recent Eye/LOEWE/Nature collection created using a variety of recycled, upcycled and organic textiles, and sees LOEWE take another step in its journey to becoming a more sustainable company. In practice this means constantly exploring how to combine knowledge of craft with new research and ideas to lessen impact on the planet.     #LOEWE #LOEWEcraft

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UNIQLO +J presents the new collection for Spring & Summer 2021
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UNIQLO +J presents the new collection for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion International retailer UNIQLO today announced that it will launch the + J Spring / Summer 2021 collection on March 25. The collection builds on the popular return of UNIQLO's collaboration with legendary designer Jil Sander last season. The designer brings her distinctive, modern signature to this exceptional line for both men and women.     Now that we are slowly rising from the dark winter, it is time to enjoy spring. This season's + J Spring / Summer collection gives you exactly the feeling of the light spring we've all longed for. We see sharp silhouettes minimized to their purest form as the main feature of the current collection.     “The overarching idea is sophistication,” says Ms. Jil Sander. "A form of purity that reminds us of innovation and a fresh start."     Controlled sculptural customization emphasizes movement, lightness and space. Thoughtful design impregnates essential pieces with versatility and practicality for outdoor living. A selection of natural materials and comfortable blends define effortless styles with luxurious textures. Colors reflect a chromatic color palette of the northern lights while indigo and ink reflect the summer night. That gives a nice, cool contrast with ivory, caramel, gray and khaki. +J goes on to showcase an international modern uniform with purpose and meaning.     Ladies collection:   Lightweight, technical silk blends are the highlight of the women's line-up, including a graphic dress with three-quarter sleeves, flared skirt and subtle summer parka. Beautifully tailored from supple SUPIMA® cotton, there is a striking three-quarter-length shirt with dolman sleeves and a voluminous silhouette. SUPIMA® cotton gives a soft sheen to the oversized T-shirt (with half sleeve), providing a stylish look.     Men's collection:   Exceptional customization also sets the men's line-up apart. An oversized long hooded coat with a light gray texture conveys a carefully sculpted 3D volume, while a classic polo is defined by a tight fit. Authentic selvedge denim jeans for men and women are designed in a cool, straight silhouette.     International retailer UNIQLO today announced that it will launch the + J Spring / Summer 2021 collection on March 25. The collection builds on the popular return of UNIQLO's collaboration with legendary designer Jil Sander last season. The designer brings her distinctive, modern signature to this exceptional line for both men and women.     Now that we are slowly rising from the dark winter, it is time to enjoy spring. This season's + J Spring / Summer collection gives you exactly the feeling of the light spring we've all longed for. We see sharp silhouettes minimized to their purest form as the main feature of the current collection.     “The overarching idea is sophistication,” says Ms. Jil Sander. "A form of purity that reminds us of innovation and a fresh start."     Controlled sculptural customization emphasizes movement, lightness and space. Thoughtful design impregnates essential pieces with versatility and practicality for outdoor living. A selection of natural materials and comfortable blends define effortless styles with luxurious textures. Colors reflect a chromatic color palette of the northern lights while indigo and ink reflect the summer night. That gives a nice, cool contrast with ivory, caramel, gray and khaki. +J goes on to showcase an international modern uniform with purpose and meaning.     Ladies collection:   Lightweight, technical silk blends are the highlight of the women's line-up, including a graphic dress with three-quarter sleeves, flared skirt and subtle summer parka. Beautifully tailored from supple SUPIMA® cotton, there is a striking three-quarter-length shirt with dolman sleeves and a voluminous silhouette. SUPIMA® cotton gives a soft sheen to the oversized T-shirt (with half sleeve), providing a stylish look.     Men's collection:   Exceptional customization also sets the men's line-up apart. An oversized long hooded coat with a light gray texture conveys a carefully sculpted 3D volume, while a classic polo is defined by a tight fit. Authentic selvedge denim jeans for men and women are designed in a cool, straight silhouette.    

LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR FALL & WINTER
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LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR FALL & WINTER

Fashion Week There’s no need to venture far to create the impression of traveling. It’s enough to reach far back… to the Golden Age, or Age of Enlightenment, eras that forged the essence of our civilization. Everything is expressed so purely in Greco-Roman antiquity, the acme of an aesthetic whose primacy is uncontested. More than a journey, Louis Vuitton embarks on an odyssey with a Fall-Winter 2021 collection that incorporates fabulous drawings by Fornasetti, the delicate, fanciful engravings of an enduring era. His imaginative strokes explore, illustrate and impart style. It’s also a story of conquest — of body, heart and mind — in which humankind takes centre stage, in all its functional elegance, intellectual dominance, and earthly seduction. The astonishment of age-old principles endures and continues to guide us, such as contrapposto, a stance that first appeared in the 6th century BC and lent statues a dynamic allure, which countless couture poses have reprised since and still denotes a certain stylistic tension in fashion. There’s no need to venture far to create the impression of traveling. It’s enough to reach far back… to the Golden Age, or Age of Enlightenment, eras that forged the essence of our civilization. Everything is expressed so purely in Greco-Roman antiquity, the acme of an aesthetic whose primacy is uncontested. More than a journey, Louis Vuitton embarks on an odyssey with a Fall-Winter 2021 collection that incorporates fabulous drawings by Fornasetti, the delicate, fanciful engravings of an enduring era. His imaginative strokes explore, illustrate and impart style. It’s also a story of conquest — of body, heart and mind — in which humankind takes centre stage, in all its functional elegance, intellectual dominance, and earthly seduction. The astonishment of age-old principles endures and continues to guide us, such as contrapposto, a stance that first appeared in the 6th century BC and lent statues a dynamic allure, which countless couture poses have reprised since and still denotes a certain stylistic tension in fashion.

Ann Demeulemeester presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021-2022
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Ann Demeulemeester presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021-2022

Fashion Week “Ann Demeulemeester FW/21-22 collection is an exercise in style taken from her passion and mastery in tailoring. Black and white are used pure, with no nuances, as an embodiment of a conversation that exists between this pure palette and the materials chosen for the execution that offers a balance between coarse and refined.” “Ann Demeulemeester FW/21-22 collection is an exercise in style taken from her passion and mastery in tailoring. Black and white are used pure, with no nuances, as an embodiment of a conversation that exists between this pure palette and the materials chosen for the execution that offers a balance between coarse and refined.”

CHANEL PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR FALL & WINTER 2021-2022
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CHANEL PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR FALL & WINTER 2021-2022

Fashion Week “I love contrasts, so for the more voluminous winter pieces, I wanted a small space. I don’t know if this is because of the times we live in, but I wanted something warm, lively. I imagined the models doing a show for themselves, going from room to room, crossing each other in staircases, piling their coats up in the cloakroom and going up to the next floor to get changed. And I thought of the shows that Karl would tell me about, back in the day, a long time ago, when the models would dress themselves and do their own make-up,” says Virginie Viard describing the atmosphere of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Ready-to-Wear show.     “So, I decided to go to Castel. I like Castel so much for its many salons, the spiral staircase, its bar, the journey through this venue, its little house style, where the models can get changed, dressed and undressed, do their make-up together, and have fun like a girls night in. It’s very sensual.” A sensuality that also touches the collection teasers and press kit, staged by the duo Inez & Vinoodh who filmed this show playing with the contrasts so loved by Virginie Viard. Contrasts between volumes, materials and spirit. A long tweed coat with a chevron motif reveals bare legs wearing voluminous boots in black curly faux fur; a trouser suit in black tweed with small checks in blue lurex is adorned with thin braces in pearls and layers of sautoir necklaces. A white coat in patent sheepskin and lined with faux fur, is coupled with “down jacket” style two-tone boots, with unzippable legs giving way to a pair of silver heeled booties to go dancing in. The salopettes-ski suits in white quilting embroidered with red and blue motifs, or in fuchsia tweed, are worn with strappy sandals embellished with chains and little black bows or pumps adorned with a camellia, while delicate blouses in chiffon or crêpe de Chine are combined with pieces inspired by winter sportswear. “This collection is a mix of two influences: the ambiance of ski holidays, which I adore, and a certain idea of cool Parisian chic, from the 1970s to now.”     Sequinned ballet flats, strass-covered minaudières worn like a sautoir necklace, a man’s black shirt with a white collar and cuffs under a precious suit in navy lurex, a tweed kilt over a knitted jumpsuit embellished with iridescent threads… “Today some of these silhouettes make me think of Stella Tennant’s allure, the way she wore certain pieces, it was so Chanel.”       #CHANELFallWinter “I love contrasts, so for the more voluminous winter pieces, I wanted a small space. I don’t know if this is because of the times we live in, but I wanted something warm, lively. I imagined the models doing a show for themselves, going from room to room, crossing each other in staircases, piling their coats up in the cloakroom and going up to the next floor to get changed. And I thought of the shows that Karl would tell me about, back in the day, a long time ago, when the models would dress themselves and do their own make-up,” says Virginie Viard describing the atmosphere of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Ready-to-Wear show.     “So, I decided to go to Castel. I like Castel so much for its many salons, the spiral staircase, its bar, the journey through this venue, its little house style, where the models can get changed, dressed and undressed, do their make-up together, and have fun like a girls night in. It’s very sensual.” A sensuality that also touches the collection teasers and press kit, staged by the duo Inez & Vinoodh who filmed this show playing with the contrasts so loved by Virginie Viard. Contrasts between volumes, materials and spirit. A long tweed coat with a chevron motif reveals bare legs wearing voluminous boots in black curly faux fur; a trouser suit in black tweed with small checks in blue lurex is adorned with thin braces in pearls and layers of sautoir necklaces. A white coat in patent sheepskin and lined with faux fur, is coupled with “down jacket” style two-tone boots, with unzippable legs giving way to a pair of silver heeled booties to go dancing in. The salopettes-ski suits in white quilting embroidered with red and blue motifs, or in fuchsia tweed, are worn with strappy sandals embellished with chains and little black bows or pumps adorned with a camellia, while delicate blouses in chiffon or crêpe de Chine are combined with pieces inspired by winter sportswear. “This collection is a mix of two influences: the ambiance of ski holidays, which I adore, and a certain idea of cool Parisian chic, from the 1970s to now.”     Sequinned ballet flats, strass-covered minaudières worn like a sautoir necklace, a man’s black shirt with a white collar and cuffs under a precious suit in navy lurex, a tweed kilt over a knitted jumpsuit embellished with iridescent threads… “Today some of these silhouettes make me think of Stella Tennant’s allure, the way she wore certain pieces, it was so Chanel.”       #CHANELFallWinter

DIOR PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR FALL & WINTER 2021-2022
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DIOR PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR FALL & WINTER 2021-2022

Fashion Week For the autumn-winter 2021-2022 ready-to-wear collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri explores the world of fairy tales. A network of symbols, these fantasy worlds are in no way a means of escape; they serve to question and challenge, above and beyond stereotypes. Like an invitation to self-affirmation, the tin soldier’s uniform is transformed into a series of blue cashmere coats enhanced with red and white accents. Black takes pride of place on a range of looks, from skirts to the Bar jacket punctuated with Dior’s iconic cannage motif or fitted with a hood, which might have been worn by Angela Carter’s Little Red Riding Hood*. Reinvented, feminine magic, and a subtle path towards a new awareness.     #DiorAW21 For the autumn-winter 2021-2022 ready-to-wear collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri explores the world of fairy tales. A network of symbols, these fantasy worlds are in no way a means of escape; they serve to question and challenge, above and beyond stereotypes. Like an invitation to self-affirmation, the tin soldier’s uniform is transformed into a series of blue cashmere coats enhanced with red and white accents. Black takes pride of place on a range of looks, from skirts to the Bar jacket punctuated with Dior’s iconic cannage motif or fitted with a hood, which might have been worn by Angela Carter’s Little Red Riding Hood*. Reinvented, feminine magic, and a subtle path towards a new awareness.     #DiorAW21

In conversation with Pim Dresen
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In conversation with Pim Dresen

Accessories We had a delight speaking with Pim Dresen founder of Mercer Amsterdam is a high-end sneaker label.     Tell our readers who you are in your own words.   You can describe me as a passionate sneaker designer, a creative entrepreneur and collector of unique objects.  Tennis has been in my live ever since I took my first steps, I can say that the sport made me who I am, persistent, open minded and respectful.  I always had a passion for the American sports heritage, which you can tell, observing my designs.      What is your first memory of shoes and fashion?   By the age of ten I bought my first pair of sneakers at Mercer Street, NYC, those white orange kicks got me more than excited, I can say they were my first love. It was the moment I realized a shoe can be more than an object, for me special sneakers can be a form of art.       Among all the designs so far, which one embodies your personality the most?   I don’t care for doing safe business, I like to go for extraordinary ideas, like the shoe I designed for NASA spacecraft. The creation was born out of my Iconic W3rd design. This sneaker was firstly perceived as quite a disruptive shoe. It was one of the first bulky shoes on the market, and this design took some time to land. It was way before the trend of bulky sneakers hit in and it was just me who felt for the design. When sales of this particular W3rd design went sky high it gave me the confident to fully pursue my own vision. And then when even Nasa wanted to work with me, it literally felt like the sky was my limit.        What gives you confidence in life?    To see the brand growing over the years in an unexpected way. Some of the craziest ideas became the most loved ones.         Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   After years of entrepreneurships the book Shoe dog, by Phil Knight was launched. I had the feeling I was reading my own words: whatever you do, don’t quit…  Of course, doing business in fashion is not only blue skies and among the years also people passed by who shared their mis-believe. I think the words in my head telling me not to quit just gave me that little extra confidence and force to prove my vision was all I needed to create beautiful things.       What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   I signed the contract for our first brand store, the moment Covid- 19 kicked in. I just felt for this place, the energy was right, nothing too fancy, just nice light due to the many windows at a unique corner spot at The Pijp in Amterdam. The feeling this was the perfect spot to inspire and be inspired took over and just once more I decided not to go for the safe sight.       What are your upcoming projects  and new collections for this year?   We just released a sneaker made from vegan wine leather, made out of Italian deadstock grapes.  This vegan material behaves exactly like conventional leather and we were honored to be the first ones to create a sneaker out of it.” Unique vegan materials are an important part of our DNA and we like to make a statement turning them into effortlessly cool designs. We will continue our ‘ It’s not all socks and sandals campaign’, to show our sneakers can be unique and cool and vegan by making a statement with our locally sourced sheep woolen sneaker.      Furthermore, to support the development of a more sustainable fashion industry as a whole, Mercer just started a new project: At our new and first brand store at de Ferdinand Bolstraat 54, de Pijp, Amsterdam, people can bring their old sneakers, not just Mercer but any kind, after which they will receive a discount for their next purchase. An 8,7 percent which symbols the 87 million shoes which end up on the landfill each year. The recycle box can be found at a prominent position in the middle of the store.    The old sneakers will be fully recycled in a small town in the Netherlands, after which new textiles will be created that we also will use for our new designs.“     Why design? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?   I always had a passion for unique design in general. Cars, furniture, etc. My ongoing ideas about sneakers and apparel never matched any brand and this made me even  change my career as a banker to turn my creative thoughts into something beautiful.        With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favorite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   I love everything about NYC, the city which never sleeps, just like me.        What is your biggest outtake from last year?   Courage…      As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   From my personal motivation I changed the game a few years ago from designing a beautiful product to products with a story. This resulted into designing sneakers from the most exclusive plant-based and Vegan materials.  We had the honour to be the first brand ever to work with pineapple leather and as I said this month, we pioneered with our Iconic Mercer W3RD sneaker made from Wine leather.  Considering fashion is the most polluting industry in the world I think it is very important for us a small brand to make a statement and show that it is possible to make sneakers with alternative materials and source our materials locally instead of internationally. This is why we have been named brand leader of sustainability in the industry of fashion.      What makes MERCER unique and what is the purpose of creating the shoes?   At Mercer we want to change the perception of the consumer regarding sustainable and vegan products.    First we make something cool and special, and then our hidden gem, is the unique sustainable story which lays behind. In this way we can convince people to buy environmentally friendly sneakers who were not even specifically looking for this in the first place.     Mercer started out of a sneaker filled bedroom of a young guy, who was highly excited every time he sold a pair through his web shop. “In the beginning I was so thrilled every time someone would order something, and I would always personally ship the package. That excitement is still present within me and the brand. I never want to make any compromises in creating a high-quality sneaker that is the result of genuine sustainable products and an honest story.”    We had a delight speaking with Pim Dresen founder of Mercer Amsterdam is a high-end sneaker label.     Tell our readers who you are in your own words.   You can describe me as a passionate sneaker designer, a creative entrepreneur and collector of unique objects.  Tennis has been in my live ever since I took my first steps, I can say that the sport made me who I am, persistent, open minded and respectful.  I always had a passion for the American sports heritage, which you can tell, observing my designs.      What is your first memory of shoes and fashion?   By the age of ten I bought my first pair of sneakers at Mercer Street, NYC, those white orange kicks got me more than excited, I can say they were my first love. It was the moment I realized a shoe can be more than an object, for me special sneakers can be a form of art.       Among all the designs so far, which one embodies your personality the most?   I don’t care for doing safe business, I like to go for extraordinary ideas, like the shoe I designed for NASA spacecraft. The creation was born out of my Iconic W3rd design. This sneaker was firstly perceived as quite a disruptive shoe. It was one of the first bulky shoes on the market, and this design took some time to land. It was way before the trend of bulky sneakers hit in and it was just me who felt for the design. When sales of this particular W3rd design went sky high it gave me the confident to fully pursue my own vision. And then when even Nasa wanted to work with me, it literally felt like the sky was my limit.        What gives you confidence in life?    To see the brand growing over the years in an unexpected way. Some of the craziest ideas became the most loved ones.         Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   After years of entrepreneurships the book Shoe dog, by Phil Knight was launched. I had the feeling I was reading my own words: whatever you do, don’t quit…  Of course, doing business in fashion is not only blue skies and among the years also people passed by who shared their mis-believe. I think the words in my head telling me not to quit just gave me that little extra confidence and force to prove my vision was all I needed to create beautiful things.       What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   I signed the contract for our first brand store, the moment Covid- 19 kicked in. I just felt for this place, the energy was right, nothing too fancy, just nice light due to the many windows at a unique corner spot at The Pijp in Amterdam. The feeling this was the perfect spot to inspire and be inspired took over and just once more I decided not to go for the safe sight.       What are your upcoming projects  and new collections for this year?   We just released a sneaker made from vegan wine leather, made out of Italian deadstock grapes.  This vegan material behaves exactly like conventional leather and we were honored to be the first ones to create a sneaker out of it.” Unique vegan materials are an important part of our DNA and we like to make a statement turning them into effortlessly cool designs. We will continue our ‘ It’s not all socks and sandals campaign’, to show our sneakers can be unique and cool and vegan by making a statement with our locally sourced sheep woolen sneaker.      Furthermore, to support the development of a more sustainable fashion industry as a whole, Mercer just started a new project: At our new and first brand store at de Ferdinand Bolstraat 54, de Pijp, Amsterdam, people can bring their old sneakers, not just Mercer but any kind, after which they will receive a discount for their next purchase. An 8,7 percent which symbols the 87 million shoes which end up on the landfill each year. The recycle box can be found at a prominent position in the middle of the store.    The old sneakers will be fully recycled in a small town in the Netherlands, after which new textiles will be created that we also will use for our new designs.“     Why design? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?   I always had a passion for unique design in general. Cars, furniture, etc. My ongoing ideas about sneakers and apparel never matched any brand and this made me even  change my career as a banker to turn my creative thoughts into something beautiful.        With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favorite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   I love everything about NYC, the city which never sleeps, just like me.        What is your biggest outtake from last year?   Courage…      As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   From my personal motivation I changed the game a few years ago from designing a beautiful product to products with a story. This resulted into designing sneakers from the most exclusive plant-based and Vegan materials.  We had the honour to be the first brand ever to work with pineapple leather and as I said this month, we pioneered with our Iconic Mercer W3RD sneaker made from Wine leather.  Considering fashion is the most polluting industry in the world I think it is very important for us a small brand to make a statement and show that it is possible to make sneakers with alternative materials and source our materials locally instead of internationally. This is why we have been named brand leader of sustainability in the industry of fashion.      What makes MERCER unique and what is the purpose of creating the shoes?   At Mercer we want to change the perception of the consumer regarding sustainable and vegan products.    First we make something cool and special, and then our hidden gem, is the unique sustainable story which lays behind. In this way we can convince people to buy environmentally friendly sneakers who were not even specifically looking for this in the first place.     Mercer started out of a sneaker filled bedroom of a young guy, who was highly excited every time he sold a pair through his web shop. “In the beginning I was so thrilled every time someone would order something, and I would always personally ship the package. That excitement is still present within me and the brand. I never want to make any compromises in creating a high-quality sneaker that is the result of genuine sustainable products and an honest story.”   

 BALMAIN PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021-2022 COLLECTION
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BALMAIN PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021-2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week 75 years ago, after the incredible triumph of his house’s first couture presentation, what did Pierre Balmain do?     He packed up his bags and started traveling.     He jetted off to America, not to talk about collections, but instead, following the directive of his friend Gertrude Stein, to act as a roving ambassador, criss-crossing the entire United States to deliver lectures on French culture and savoir-faire. He also jumped across the Channel, transporting his fresh new feminine take on couture to London, six years after the war had abruptly put an end to all imports of Parisian fashion. And, after an eight-day, multi- stop series of flights across half the globe, he touched down in Australia, bringing news of his “New French Style” to Down Under (and, of course, making sure to include a visit to the Sydney suburb of Balmain).     Now, post-2020, it’s a whole lot easier for us to appreciate just how exciting those trips must have been for Pierre Balmain. After the anxious years of war and occupation, he was suddenly being offered the long-denied possibility of escaping to destinations that he had been dreaming about for years—and it must have felt incredible.     Today’s video and men’s and women’s collections aim to channel that amazing sensation of freedom. We remember the impressive power of travel to open minds, uplift spirits and reunite those who have been kept apart, as we all look forward to soon-to-arrive better days.     Many of our designs riff on the distinctive beauty found in the uniforms of early pilots and astronauts, with takes on parachute dresses, lace-up flight boots, bomber jackets and shimmering anti-g jumpsuits. One particularly striking design relies on over 68 thousand upcycled Swarovski crystals, making very clear our atelier’s success in mixing luxury embellishments with these aviator inspirations.     As you’d expect, accessories form an important part of this collection—exactly as they do in actual trips—with a wide range of new offerings from the house. The many soft and structured carry-ons are covered with a dazzling array of color and fabric plays on Balmain’s recently relaunched Labyrinth print, and there are many clever takes on bags that look to compasses, paper airplanes and even travel neck pillows for inspiration.     And I’m sure that you’ve noticed the attitude. Balmain is Parisian, so there’s always a touch of this city’s signature insouciance in every one of our designs—but Fall 2021’s referencing of the daring audaciousness of flight pioneers seems to have somehow magnified that familiar spirit. We also, of course, look back to the glamour of mid-century travel—something that is clearly reflected in the sleek lines of our new ELY 64-83 collection (named for the house’s original telephone exchange: ELYsées 64-83, which also lent its name to Balmain’s first perfume). That range, inspired by an early ‘70s Pierre Balmain design, recalls the chic and feminine silhouettes that our founder relied on, as he and a handful of other young talents ushered in Paris’ historic post-war fashion renaissance.     Valentin Petit and his team shot today’s video inside Air France’s impressive hangars, where aeronautical and technological expertise make possible the elegant beauty of flight—just as the skills of our Parisian atelier allow Balmain runways to soar. Saluting that shared exceptional devotion to excellence, many of our artisans’ intricate embroideries were inspired by the wiring, construction and mechanics of the sleek planes and engines that play key roles in today’s film.     Finally, I insisted on pushing the envelope a bit for our Fall 2021 video—because today, as we move forward, we need to always dream big, remain optimistic and consider all possibilities. So, the moon forms not just a beautiful backdrop for this video, but also a promise—as Balmain looks ahead to the house’s future lunar runways. 75 years ago, after the incredible triumph of his house’s first couture presentation, what did Pierre Balmain do?     He packed up his bags and started traveling.     He jetted off to America, not to talk about collections, but instead, following the directive of his friend Gertrude Stein, to act as a roving ambassador, criss-crossing the entire United States to deliver lectures on French culture and savoir-faire. He also jumped across the Channel, transporting his fresh new feminine take on couture to London, six years after the war had abruptly put an end to all imports of Parisian fashion. And, after an eight-day, multi- stop series of flights across half the globe, he touched down in Australia, bringing news of his “New French Style” to Down Under (and, of course, making sure to include a visit to the Sydney suburb of Balmain).     Now, post-2020, it’s a whole lot easier for us to appreciate just how exciting those trips must have been for Pierre Balmain. After the anxious years of war and occupation, he was suddenly being offered the long-denied possibility of escaping to destinations that he had been dreaming about for years—and it must have felt incredible.     Today’s video and men’s and women’s collections aim to channel that amazing sensation of freedom. We remember the impressive power of travel to open minds, uplift spirits and reunite those who have been kept apart, as we all look forward to soon-to-arrive better days.     Many of our designs riff on the distinctive beauty found in the uniforms of early pilots and astronauts, with takes on parachute dresses, lace-up flight boots, bomber jackets and shimmering anti-g jumpsuits. One particularly striking design relies on over 68 thousand upcycled Swarovski crystals, making very clear our atelier’s success in mixing luxury embellishments with these aviator inspirations.     As you’d expect, accessories form an important part of this collection—exactly as they do in actual trips—with a wide range of new offerings from the house. The many soft and structured carry-ons are covered with a dazzling array of color and fabric plays on Balmain’s recently relaunched Labyrinth print, and there are many clever takes on bags that look to compasses, paper airplanes and even travel neck pillows for inspiration.     And I’m sure that you’ve noticed the attitude. Balmain is Parisian, so there’s always a touch of this city’s signature insouciance in every one of our designs—but Fall 2021’s referencing of the daring audaciousness of flight pioneers seems to have somehow magnified that familiar spirit. We also, of course, look back to the glamour of mid-century travel—something that is clearly reflected in the sleek lines of our new ELY 64-83 collection (named for the house’s original telephone exchange: ELYsées 64-83, which also lent its name to Balmain’s first perfume). That range, inspired by an early ‘70s Pierre Balmain design, recalls the chic and feminine silhouettes that our founder relied on, as he and a handful of other young talents ushered in Paris’ historic post-war fashion renaissance.     Valentin Petit and his team shot today’s video inside Air France’s impressive hangars, where aeronautical and technological expertise make possible the elegant beauty of flight—just as the skills of our Parisian atelier allow Balmain runways to soar. Saluting that shared exceptional devotion to excellence, many of our artisans’ intricate embroideries were inspired by the wiring, construction and mechanics of the sleek planes and engines that play key roles in today’s film.     Finally, I insisted on pushing the envelope a bit for our Fall 2021 video—because today, as we move forward, we need to always dream big, remain optimistic and consider all possibilities. So, the moon forms not just a beautiful backdrop for this video, but also a promise—as Balmain looks ahead to the house’s future lunar runways.

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE PRESENTS SNEAKERS ON STAGE
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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE PRESENTS SNEAKERS ON STAGE

Accessories The ‘One Minute Sculpture’ project, imagined and brought to life through Anthony Vaccarello’s vision, will be presented at Saint Laurent Rive Droite.     This project is an installation composed of several models of Saint Laurent sneakers in black, white and animal print. A Wilson tennis ball, the Everlast boxing glove and the Spalding basketball are also incorporated into the sculpture.     These products are displayed and available for purchase in the Saint Laurent 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. The ‘One Minute Sculpture’ project, imagined and brought to life through Anthony Vaccarello’s vision, will be presented at Saint Laurent Rive Droite.     This project is an installation composed of several models of Saint Laurent sneakers in black, white and animal print. A Wilson tennis ball, the Everlast boxing glove and the Spalding basketball are also incorporated into the sculpture.     These products are displayed and available for purchase in the Saint Laurent 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.

FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT! CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN INVITES YOU ON LOUBI AIRWAYS TO DISCOVER HIS FALL-WINTER 2021 WOMEN’S & MEN’S COLLECTIONS
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FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT! CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN INVITES YOU ON LOUBI AIRWAYS TO DISCOVER HIS FALL-WINTER 2021 WOMEN’S & MEN’S COLLECTIONS

Accessories Good morning passengers, this is you captain speaking. Welcome aboard this CL1991 flight from Paris to Loubiville.     To unveil his Fall-Winter 2021 collections, Christian Louboutin imagined a one-of-a-kind digital presentation inspired by his infinite love of travel, whether physical or imaginary. Following state-of-the-art immersive experiences on Drest and Zepeto’splatforms, the House explores 3D technology this season. A fully interactive airplane was conceived to enjoy an exclusive moment discovering Christian Louboutin’s collections via a dreamy air journey.     Rendez-vous at the iconic TWA Terminal in JFK Airport in New York, a boldly futuristic space designed by famous architect Eero Saarinen, perfectly embodying the glamorous Golden Age of air travel. The Loubicrew, a cast of dynamic figures, cross the space scanned from head to toe by the passengers waiting to board. A stop is still required at the security check. Red alert! The Xray scanner is on overload! The pilot’s giant Loubi Airways Kypipouch hides the new Caracaba bag and ChristianLouboutin’s new fragrance, the Loubishark & Louis Spikes sneakers trigger the alarm and the security officer is enamored by the Blaster bag.     Bags cleared? Let’s board the Loubiplane, a space entirely redesigned with the House’s iconic details, from the red flooring to the seats customised with a bespoke print and seatbelts featuring the Loubi Airways logo. Imagined as a complete immersion into Christian Louboutin’s universe, the airplane journey is a succession of nine interactive animations featuring the key themes of the collection.     But safety first, the aircrew reinvents the traditional security video in an entertaining and stylish way. The tone is set! For more instructions, look at the card in front of your seat for in-flight styling tips highlighting this season’s lug sole range including sandals, boots and loafers, blending Christian Louboutin’s elegance with a contemporary vibe.     Need to flex your legs? Have a walk and discover the two customised airflight trolleys presenting the house’s latest fragrances and lipstick collections and a selection of cozy shoes and accessories that can be worn indoors and outdoors. The designer chose materials such as faux shearling for pool slides and iridescent velvet to maximize the comfort while keeping it luxurious and stylish.     Before going back to your seat, take a moment to check out the luggage in the lounge area which showcases ChristianLouboutin’s newest creations featuring an exclusive, playful and fun Oh Xtian! print made from a collage of many inspirations such as fashion magazines, retro posters, advertisements, vintage floral photographs and movie scenes.     In case you’d like to add sparkle to your journey, have a look in the overhead compartments: an Xray animation showcases this season’s new crystal-incrusted heels, introduced on retro styles in bright colors and a typical French Vichy pattern.     The airplane encounters fashion turbulence? Relax and enjoy some entertainment with the Loubi Inflight Magazine introducing Christian Louboutin’s rock & swing inspired group featuring signature hardware and spike details, applied on loafers, slippers and boots. More food for thought? The Loubi Times newspaper is at your disposal. And don’t forget to read some of the latest gossip of the House in OMG Magazine!     One last drink before landing? Head to the bar area at the back of the plane where a fortune telling tarot station will introduce you to an exclusive print decorating iconic shoes while also serving as the inspiration for this season’s Caracaba bag.     To all passengers, we just landed at Loubiville Airport. On behalf of Loubi Airways and the entire crew, we wish you all a pleasant stay.     DIGITAL EXPERIENCE HERE: https://loubiairways.christianlouboutin.com Good morning passengers, this is you captain speaking. Welcome aboard this CL1991 flight from Paris to Loubiville.     To unveil his Fall-Winter 2021 collections, Christian Louboutin imagined a one-of-a-kind digital presentation inspired by his infinite love of travel, whether physical or imaginary. Following state-of-the-art immersive experiences on Drest and Zepeto’splatforms, the House explores 3D technology this season. A fully interactive airplane was conceived to enjoy an exclusive moment discovering Christian Louboutin’s collections via a dreamy air journey.     Rendez-vous at the iconic TWA Terminal in JFK Airport in New York, a boldly futuristic space designed by famous architect Eero Saarinen, perfectly embodying the glamorous Golden Age of air travel. The Loubicrew, a cast of dynamic figures, cross the space scanned from head to toe by the passengers waiting to board. A stop is still required at the security check. Red alert! The Xray scanner is on overload! The pilot’s giant Loubi Airways Kypipouch hides the new Caracaba bag and ChristianLouboutin’s new fragrance, the Loubishark & Louis Spikes sneakers trigger the alarm and the security officer is enamored by the Blaster bag.     Bags cleared? Let’s board the Loubiplane, a space entirely redesigned with the House’s iconic details, from the red flooring to the seats customised with a bespoke print and seatbelts featuring the Loubi Airways logo. Imagined as a complete immersion into Christian Louboutin’s universe, the airplane journey is a succession of nine interactive animations featuring the key themes of the collection.     But safety first, the aircrew reinvents the traditional security video in an entertaining and stylish way. The tone is set! For more instructions, look at the card in front of your seat for in-flight styling tips highlighting this season’s lug sole range including sandals, boots and loafers, blending Christian Louboutin’s elegance with a contemporary vibe.     Need to flex your legs? Have a walk and discover the two customised airflight trolleys presenting the house’s latest fragrances and lipstick collections and a selection of cozy shoes and accessories that can be worn indoors and outdoors. The designer chose materials such as faux shearling for pool slides and iridescent velvet to maximize the comfort while keeping it luxurious and stylish.     Before going back to your seat, take a moment to check out the luggage in the lounge area which showcases ChristianLouboutin’s newest creations featuring an exclusive, playful and fun Oh Xtian! print made from a collage of many inspirations such as fashion magazines, retro posters, advertisements, vintage floral photographs and movie scenes.     In case you’d like to add sparkle to your journey, have a look in the overhead compartments: an Xray animation showcases this season’s new crystal-incrusted heels, introduced on retro styles in bright colors and a typical French Vichy pattern.     The airplane encounters fashion turbulence? Relax and enjoy some entertainment with the Loubi Inflight Magazine introducing Christian Louboutin’s rock & swing inspired group featuring signature hardware and spike details, applied on loafers, slippers and boots. More food for thought? The Loubi Times newspaper is at your disposal. And don’t forget to read some of the latest gossip of the House in OMG Magazine!     One last drink before landing? Head to the bar area at the back of the plane where a fortune telling tarot station will introduce you to an exclusive print decorating iconic shoes while also serving as the inspiration for this season’s Caracaba bag.     To all passengers, we just landed at Loubiville Airport. On behalf of Loubi Airways and the entire crew, we wish you all a pleasant stay.     DIGITAL EXPERIENCE HERE: https://loubiairways.christianlouboutin.com

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