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Givenchy launches the "Bond" shopper for men
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Givenchy launches the "Bond" shopper for men

Accessories For Summer 2020, the House of Givenchy expands on its oversized women’s shopper, the Bond, with a line designed specially to fit the lifestyles of men on the move. Named for both its stud buttons as well as for the contents it holds together, the Bond was directly inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s own travel-intensive lifestyle. Now revisited with a masculine flair — with fresh pops of colored “Givenchy” lettering and trim, and with strings or chain details on selected styles — the Bond melds seamlessly with a Summer men’s collection designed for ease of movement and an urban sensibility. In addition to a fresh version of the original shopper, a selection of shapes — from a practical belt bag to crossbody styles, backpacks and a duffle version — makes it easy to find the perfect Bond for every setting. The expanded Givenchy Bond collection will launch in selected stores worldwide on February 15th, 2020. Prices: from 990 euros for the Bond belt bag to 2190 euros for the Bond duffle. More on givenchy.com For Summer 2020, the House of Givenchy expands on its oversized women’s shopper, the Bond, with a line designed specially to fit the lifestyles of men on the move. Named for both its stud buttons as well as for the contents it holds together, the Bond was directly inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s own travel-intensive lifestyle. Now revisited with a masculine flair — with fresh pops of colored “Givenchy” lettering and trim, and with strings or chain details on selected styles — the Bond melds seamlessly with a Summer men’s collection designed for ease of movement and an urban sensibility. In addition to a fresh version of the original shopper, a selection of shapes — from a practical belt bag to crossbody styles, backpacks and a duffle version — makes it easy to find the perfect Bond for every setting. The expanded Givenchy Bond collection will launch in selected stores worldwide on February 15th, 2020. Prices: from 990 euros for the Bond belt bag to 2190 euros for the Bond duffle. More on givenchy.com

FENDI Fall and Winter 2020-2021
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FENDI Fall and Winter 2020-2021

Fashion Week Sometimes it’s beneath the prettiest façades that the deepest truths lie. Through the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Collection, creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi delves into the dual personalities of la donna FENDI, charting the idiosyncrasies of her potent femininity. The subversive concept of ‘soft power’ emerges – from the boudoir to the boardroom, an expression of all things ladylike charged with emotion and ritual. Polarities of colour and texture prescribe smooth concrete greys and warm neutrals against a flush of pastels and a sunny FENDI yellow. Structure and softness dominate, asserting an illicit balance between strict austerity and sensuous abandon.    Emerging through offbeat contrasts and elegant monochromy, a heady mix of cashmere, fur, leather and lace become the pillars of this season’s FENDI wardrobe. Tailoring and outerwear is built around a nipped waist; flared officer’s coats, burnished perfectos and high-octane blazers are boned through the bodice with shoulders that plane to a flat point or drop into a Juliet sleeve. Voluptuous shapes unfurl into cozy loopback sweaters, a bonded leather accordion skirt and bibbed organdie blouses – countering the strict line of a nurse’s collar, men’s shirt stripes or corset detailing in quilted satin and felt. Revisiting animalia, a paisley of leopard spots appears in brushed wool tailoring and intarsia fur, whilst ornamentation arrives in a swathe of fringed beads or the neon shock of apricot Chantilly lace. Provocative yet restrained, a daring education from FENDI’s femme fatale is the order of the day.    The FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Accessories Collection exemplifies this season’s boudoir themes, as padded lambskin ‘brace’ booties and satin ‘suspender’ pumps elicit vampish airs.  In three sizes, a new accordion-frame Peekaboo bag opens in a deep ‘smile’ to reveal interchangeable inside pockets in smooth leather and precious skins. It appears also dipped in gold leather fringes or traced with appliqué lacework and beaded tassels. The iconic Baguette bag in handknit wool is joined leather shopper bags and charms inspired by vintage FENDI packaging, returning from the last Men’s Collection.   In collaboration with the London-based accessories brand Chaos designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces and small accessories offer a luxurious alternative to everyday storage. No device is left uncovered, from woven gold mesh smart phone pouches to a perforated ‘FF’ minaudière, smart earphones and smart watch keychains. Leather straps, zipper lanyards and chain-link bracelets sport an assortment of alphabet charms, gilded lighters and a discreet shot glass set. A scribble pen earring functions on paper and tablets alike.   The FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 runway show features a live soundtrack by SONOIO, an electronic music project by Italian musician Alessandro Cortini, touring keyboardist of the internationally acclaimed industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails. more on Fendi.com Sometimes it’s beneath the prettiest façades that the deepest truths lie. Through the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Collection, creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi delves into the dual personalities of la donna FENDI, charting the idiosyncrasies of her potent femininity. The subversive concept of ‘soft power’ emerges – from the boudoir to the boardroom, an expression of all things ladylike charged with emotion and ritual. Polarities of colour and texture prescribe smooth concrete greys and warm neutrals against a flush of pastels and a sunny FENDI yellow. Structure and softness dominate, asserting an illicit balance between strict austerity and sensuous abandon.    Emerging through offbeat contrasts and elegant monochromy, a heady mix of cashmere, fur, leather and lace become the pillars of this season’s FENDI wardrobe. Tailoring and outerwear is built around a nipped waist; flared officer’s coats, burnished perfectos and high-octane blazers are boned through the bodice with shoulders that plane to a flat point or drop into a Juliet sleeve. Voluptuous shapes unfurl into cozy loopback sweaters, a bonded leather accordion skirt and bibbed organdie blouses – countering the strict line of a nurse’s collar, men’s shirt stripes or corset detailing in quilted satin and felt. Revisiting animalia, a paisley of leopard spots appears in brushed wool tailoring and intarsia fur, whilst ornamentation arrives in a swathe of fringed beads or the neon shock of apricot Chantilly lace. Provocative yet restrained, a daring education from FENDI’s femme fatale is the order of the day.    The FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Accessories Collection exemplifies this season’s boudoir themes, as padded lambskin ‘brace’ booties and satin ‘suspender’ pumps elicit vampish airs.  In three sizes, a new accordion-frame Peekaboo bag opens in a deep ‘smile’ to reveal interchangeable inside pockets in smooth leather and precious skins. It appears also dipped in gold leather fringes or traced with appliqué lacework and beaded tassels. The iconic Baguette bag in handknit wool is joined leather shopper bags and charms inspired by vintage FENDI packaging, returning from the last Men’s Collection.   In collaboration with the London-based accessories brand Chaos designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces and small accessories offer a luxurious alternative to everyday storage. No device is left uncovered, from woven gold mesh smart phone pouches to a perforated ‘FF’ minaudière, smart earphones and smart watch keychains. Leather straps, zipper lanyards and chain-link bracelets sport an assortment of alphabet charms, gilded lighters and a discreet shot glass set. A scribble pen earring functions on paper and tablets alike.   The FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 runway show features a live soundtrack by SONOIO, an electronic music project by Italian musician Alessandro Cortini, touring keyboardist of the internationally acclaimed industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails. more on Fendi.com

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LIU JO celebrates their 25th anniversary
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LIU JO celebrates their 25th anniversary

Fashion With the American super-top model, the brand unveils a new communication system that will stay on throughout 2020.   Music used to be listened to with a Walkman, social media were a distant reality, fashion was about to change forever. It was 1995, and Liu Jo made its debut on the fashion scene, staking everything on its future and looking to the contemporary world in a distinctive, characterful way. A simple yet innovative intuition was behind all that: creating something that could make women be themselves, at all times, supporting them every day.   What has happened since is the story of a brand that has traced its international journey over the years, in a very distinctive manner, and that nowadays – in 2020 – celebrates an anniversary, more a matter of values than a matter of age, something that is an achievement but also marks a new beginning.    #Bornin1995is the hashtag that tells about Liu Jo’s new communication system, which in 2020 will feature an undisputed contemporary icon, Kendall Jenner, a super top-model and a global influencer that will be the star of a new dimension of communication; for a whole year, her face and her personality will be at the centre of a project that will go beyond the boundaries of a ‘mere’ campaign and will turn into a 360-degree, universal message for today’s 25-year-olds, who can find a daily ally in Liu Jo that can help them feel strong,  beautiful and more and more empowered.   Kendall, chosen for her powerful influence on the media and for her closeness to the brand in terms of age and symbols – she was born in 1995 herself –, is an ideal ‘bridge’ between the past, the present and the future of the brand; in her coolness, she seems to have taken over from another great contemporary icon, Kate Moss, who, with her timeless allure, has been the face of the brand for such a long time, in an ideal game that seems to shift “from Kate to Kendall”.    Kendall is a magnetic 25-year-old girl that perfectly encloses a double soul – the more genuine rock one and the chicer, more feminine one – just in the same way as Liu Jo tells about the different sides of every woman, moving from denim to the main collections. Her photos work on the brand’s positioning and values, and go hand in hand with parallel contents that have ben specifically developed for the digital word: on one side, a more ‘classic’ multimedia campaign that strengthens the bond between Liu Jo and its most loyal consumers; on the other side, a new digital dimension, specially made to ‘talk’ with those young women that are now the future of the brand. With its powerful influence on the media and her pure glamour, Kendall is a real icon for the younger ones and is now the face of a brand that speaks with the voice of Generation Z, while sticking to its values: #Bornin1995, but ready to rise to the challenge of the future.   more on liujo.com   With the American super-top model, the brand unveils a new communication system that will stay on throughout 2020.   Music used to be listened to with a Walkman, social media were a distant reality, fashion was about to change forever. It was 1995, and Liu Jo made its debut on the fashion scene, staking everything on its future and looking to the contemporary world in a distinctive, characterful way. A simple yet innovative intuition was behind all that: creating something that could make women be themselves, at all times, supporting them every day.   What has happened since is the story of a brand that has traced its international journey over the years, in a very distinctive manner, and that nowadays – in 2020 – celebrates an anniversary, more a matter of values than a matter of age, something that is an achievement but also marks a new beginning.    #Bornin1995is the hashtag that tells about Liu Jo’s new communication system, which in 2020 will feature an undisputed contemporary icon, Kendall Jenner, a super top-model and a global influencer that will be the star of a new dimension of communication; for a whole year, her face and her personality will be at the centre of a project that will go beyond the boundaries of a ‘mere’ campaign and will turn into a 360-degree, universal message for today’s 25-year-olds, who can find a daily ally in Liu Jo that can help them feel strong,  beautiful and more and more empowered.   Kendall, chosen for her powerful influence on the media and for her closeness to the brand in terms of age and symbols – she was born in 1995 herself –, is an ideal ‘bridge’ between the past, the present and the future of the brand; in her coolness, she seems to have taken over from another great contemporary icon, Kate Moss, who, with her timeless allure, has been the face of the brand for such a long time, in an ideal game that seems to shift “from Kate to Kendall”.    Kendall is a magnetic 25-year-old girl that perfectly encloses a double soul – the more genuine rock one and the chicer, more feminine one – just in the same way as Liu Jo tells about the different sides of every woman, moving from denim to the main collections. Her photos work on the brand’s positioning and values, and go hand in hand with parallel contents that have ben specifically developed for the digital word: on one side, a more ‘classic’ multimedia campaign that strengthens the bond between Liu Jo and its most loyal consumers; on the other side, a new digital dimension, specially made to ‘talk’ with those young women that are now the future of the brand. With its powerful influence on the media and her pure glamour, Kendall is a real icon for the younger ones and is now the face of a brand that speaks with the voice of Generation Z, while sticking to its values: #Bornin1995, but ready to rise to the challenge of the future.   more on liujo.com  

Oliver Peoples opens in Amsterdam
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Oliver Peoples opens in Amsterdam

Accessories Oliver Peoples, the luxury eyewear brand headquartered in Los Angeles, is proud to announce the opening of their Amsterdam boutique located on the historic shopping street, PC Hooftstraat on January 31st. The 100 square meter boutique is a marriage between the brand’s typical Mid-Century Modern boutique aesthetic and Dutch minimalism. The result is a timeless and serene space for clients to shop the brand's vintage-inspired eyewear.   Oliver Peoples strives to be the most culturally distinctive eyewear brand in the world. Handcrafted from the finest quality materials and known for a deliberate lack of a visible logo. Oliver Peoples remains a revered brand and continues to entice eyewear enthusiasts, creating new designs that stand the test of time. Giampiero Tagliaferri, Creative Director of Oliver Peoples: “I’ve always been fascinated by the Dutch design approach to design: clean lines, soft colors, and natural textures that translate in warm and inviting spaces despite the absence of elaborate decor. For the new boutique, I wanted to follow this approach by working with volumes, materials, and coloring that reminded me of beautiful Amsterdam interiors. The focus of the boutique is the stairs. The boutique has two floors that were originally connected by very steep hidden stairs. By opening the central area, I gave room to the new stairs to become an integral part of the display area with the steps blending into shelves and platforms to display glasses, books, and a turntable to play old vinyl records. While the ground floor houses the whole collection, the first floor serves as a more intimate fitting room mostly dedicated to optical styles and special releases. Making use of the high ceilings, the center of the boutique features a wood swing, a reminder that being playful feels good at every age.”The Amsterdam boutique will carry a wide array of optical and sunglasses for men and women with the Spring 2020 collection proudly on display. The collection exemplifies the brand’s philosophy of timeless designs fit for every look of today, with inspiration taken from the icons of Hollywood and 1970’s style. The collection features Coleridge as its centerpiece. Since its original introduction in the early ’90s, this design has been one of the brand's best-selling optical styles.  To celebrate the Amsterdam opening, Oliver Peoples is releasing ten custom pieces of the Coleridge Sun. The Coleridge Sun is an understated design with clean lines for a classic, vintage-inspired look. The sunglass is reinterpreted for the Amsterdam boutique in an exclusive colorway, Silver and Shale Gradient lenses. These new tones complement the boutique's unique design concept. For added exclusivity, each style is stamped “Exclusive at Amsterdam” to highlight the bespoke offering. Rocco Basilico, CEO of Oliver Peoples: “We are very excited to be close to our Amsterdam clients with Oliver Peoples’ first boutique in the Netherlands. The brand’s focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail perfectly aligns with the history of this city – classic beauty with timeless charm built off a base of innovation and design. Our brand is rich with California culture mixed with European influences, capable of meeting the needs of our clientele all over the world. Our latest opening continues to evolve our retail growth strategy worldwide.” Oliver Peoples, the luxury eyewear brand headquartered in Los Angeles, is proud to announce the opening of their Amsterdam boutique located on the historic shopping street, PC Hooftstraat on January 31st. The 100 square meter boutique is a marriage between the brand’s typical Mid-Century Modern boutique aesthetic and Dutch minimalism. The result is a timeless and serene space for clients to shop the brand's vintage-inspired eyewear.   Oliver Peoples strives to be the most culturally distinctive eyewear brand in the world. Handcrafted from the finest quality materials and known for a deliberate lack of a visible logo. Oliver Peoples remains a revered brand and continues to entice eyewear enthusiasts, creating new designs that stand the test of time. Giampiero Tagliaferri, Creative Director of Oliver Peoples: “I’ve always been fascinated by the Dutch design approach to design: clean lines, soft colors, and natural textures that translate in warm and inviting spaces despite the absence of elaborate decor. For the new boutique, I wanted to follow this approach by working with volumes, materials, and coloring that reminded me of beautiful Amsterdam interiors. The focus of the boutique is the stairs. The boutique has two floors that were originally connected by very steep hidden stairs. By opening the central area, I gave room to the new stairs to become an integral part of the display area with the steps blending into shelves and platforms to display glasses, books, and a turntable to play old vinyl records. While the ground floor houses the whole collection, the first floor serves as a more intimate fitting room mostly dedicated to optical styles and special releases. Making use of the high ceilings, the center of the boutique features a wood swing, a reminder that being playful feels good at every age.”The Amsterdam boutique will carry a wide array of optical and sunglasses for men and women with the Spring 2020 collection proudly on display. The collection exemplifies the brand’s philosophy of timeless designs fit for every look of today, with inspiration taken from the icons of Hollywood and 1970’s style. The collection features Coleridge as its centerpiece. Since its original introduction in the early ’90s, this design has been one of the brand's best-selling optical styles.  To celebrate the Amsterdam opening, Oliver Peoples is releasing ten custom pieces of the Coleridge Sun. The Coleridge Sun is an understated design with clean lines for a classic, vintage-inspired look. The sunglass is reinterpreted for the Amsterdam boutique in an exclusive colorway, Silver and Shale Gradient lenses. These new tones complement the boutique's unique design concept. For added exclusivity, each style is stamped “Exclusive at Amsterdam” to highlight the bespoke offering. Rocco Basilico, CEO of Oliver Peoples: “We are very excited to be close to our Amsterdam clients with Oliver Peoples’ first boutique in the Netherlands. The brand’s focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail perfectly aligns with the history of this city – classic beauty with timeless charm built off a base of innovation and design. Our brand is rich with California culture mixed with European influences, capable of meeting the needs of our clientele all over the world. Our latest opening continues to evolve our retail growth strategy worldwide.”

Balenciaga introduces  Tyrex sneakers
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Balenciaga introduces Tyrex sneakers

Accessories Introduced in the Balenciaga Summer 20 runway show on male models, the newest Balenciaga sneaker, the Tyrex, made for men and women will be available  to buy, in limited quantities, at selected stores worldwide and on Balenciaga.com from January 2020 on. The Tyrex, is created with an asymmetrical, sinuous network of athletic elements to form the silhouette of another type of shoe, one worn to work or special events. Its complex makeup also recalls the natural web of muscles beneath the skin, combined with the musculature within high performing sneakers. The Tyrex upper is leather-free, made with a system of highly resistant materials, affecting a sophisticated machine and a living organism at once, while referencing the contours of a welted dress shoe. The outsole forms a shock- absorbing infinity symbol-like shape. Introduced in the Balenciaga Summer 20 runway show on male models, the newest Balenciaga sneaker, the Tyrex, made for men and women will be available  to buy, in limited quantities, at selected stores worldwide and on Balenciaga.com from January 2020 on. The Tyrex, is created with an asymmetrical, sinuous network of athletic elements to form the silhouette of another type of shoe, one worn to work or special events. Its complex makeup also recalls the natural web of muscles beneath the skin, combined with the musculature within high performing sneakers. The Tyrex upper is leather-free, made with a system of highly resistant materials, affecting a sophisticated machine and a living organism at once, while referencing the contours of a welted dress shoe. The outsole forms a shock- absorbing infinity symbol-like shape.

A.P.C. & Persol announce collaboration
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A.P.C. & Persol announce collaboration

Accessories For their first collaboration in half a century, Persol worked with A.P.C. on three color variants for their iconic 649 model. It was originally designed in 1957 for tram-drivers in Torino, Italy, but became legendary when Marcello Mastroianni wore them in the movie Divorce, Italian Style in 1961. With A.P.C., Persol worked on three new acetate colors: transparent green with gradient brown lens, transparent brown with gradient green lens and matte white with grey gradient lens. The sunglasses come in canvas and brown leather cases. A special campaign was shot by Sam Rock at the A.P.C. headquarters with A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou, Metronomy singer Joseph Mount and Sky Ferreira. The campaign is also accompanied by a set of four videos. “I really enjoy wearing sunglasses when it is sunny outside. These ones can be used to simply bare with every day light, just like Kurt Cobain had to. He has become the inspiration for those white frames the venerable Maison Persol agreed to do with us.” — Jean Touitou, A.P.C. “Both the story and philosophy of A.P.C. have much in common with those of Persol. We are two brands granting as much importance to beauty and craft as to simple functionality.” – Niels van Geet, Persol.   In stores from February 7th. For their first collaboration in half a century, Persol worked with A.P.C. on three color variants for their iconic 649 model. It was originally designed in 1957 for tram-drivers in Torino, Italy, but became legendary when Marcello Mastroianni wore them in the movie Divorce, Italian Style in 1961. With A.P.C., Persol worked on three new acetate colors: transparent green with gradient brown lens, transparent brown with gradient green lens and matte white with grey gradient lens. The sunglasses come in canvas and brown leather cases. A special campaign was shot by Sam Rock at the A.P.C. headquarters with A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou, Metronomy singer Joseph Mount and Sky Ferreira. The campaign is also accompanied by a set of four videos. “I really enjoy wearing sunglasses when it is sunny outside. These ones can be used to simply bare with every day light, just like Kurt Cobain had to. He has become the inspiration for those white frames the venerable Maison Persol agreed to do with us.” — Jean Touitou, A.P.C. “Both the story and philosophy of A.P.C. have much in common with those of Persol. We are two brands granting as much importance to beauty and craft as to simple functionality.” – Niels van Geet, Persol.   In stores from February 7th.

"It's what you do. Or don't."
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"It's what you do. Or don't."

Fashion With the streetwear campaign “It’s what you do. Or Don’t”, online fashion destination Zalando shows what it really means to express yourself through fashion. In a series of stylish urban films and ads, photographer Vitali Gelwich, director Daniel Wårdh, and stylist Corey Stokes, tell the story of a group of charismatic streetwear personalities in unexpected situations, mixing and matching Zalando streetwear and showing what liberation through fashion really means. In the campaign, we meet a motley crew of expressive streetwear in influencers: Parisian Jean-Jacques N’djoli with his irreplaceable Instagram profile and an impeccable sense of style, Berlin street fashionista and sneaker collector Dilan Kolkilic, the Swedish model Linnea Öhlund with a knack for the street savy model off duty look, and the master of over the top mixing and matching Joël Kurasinski from Valencia. They’re all curating their own eclectic mix of outfits from Zalando, as the campaign inspires people to discover and develop their own streetwear style. On the theme “It’s what you do. Or don’t”, the campaign shows our in influencers in outfits and situations that first look a certain way – but soon turn out to be something completely different. Playing with contrasts, juxtapositions and shifting perspectives. Showing how streetwear is all in the eye of the beholder, all up to you what you want to express, or not. In “Climb mountains. Or don’t”, Jean-Jacques in ski goggles is moving upwards against a blue sky giving the impression that he is hiking, only to reveal he’s actually walking up a set of outdoor stairs in an urban setting. In “Join the running team. Or don’t”, we see Dilan and Linnea tying their sneakers as a bunch of sporty joggers run by – zoom out and it’s clear that running is the last thing they’ll do, the sneakers are just a part of their ever so urban park outfit. “Be a benchwarmer. Or don’t” shows the gang dribbling a basketball on the sidelines of a court. Zoom out, and we see they’re all wearing VR goggles – fully engaged in their own world and definitely not on any bench. And on it goes in“Be fancy. Or don’t”,“Keep it minimal. Or don’t”and so on. With humor and style, the films show that streetwear has no rules, it’s not a set style or specia brands. It’s all about personal choices and maximum individual expression. This is Gen Z fashion for people who go their own way: eclectic, postmodern samplers and collaborators who get their inspiration from everywhere and everyone – and make it their own. Strong characters who mix and match their own unique way, high and low, old and new, niche and mainstream. Always de ning and re-defining themselves, always evolving, always making a statement. Or not. Produced by ACNE, the creative team has been handpicked for their unique mix of strong vision, fashion  and understanding of street culture. Photographer Vitali Gelwich is a Berlin based artist and fashion photographer, known for his raw documentary style and organic mix of high fashion and street culture. Stockholm based director Daniel Wårdh is a Vans sponsored skateboarder who combines the attitude and tempo of street culture with his passion for music and fashion. Stylist Corey Stokes is a super in influencer and art director, stylist and fashion editor at Highsnobiety. Re-imagining fashion for the good of all, the new Zalando campaign “It’s what you do. Or don’t.” is a loud, fun, and highly personal celebration of our differences – the pursuit of individual expression, to the rhythm of the street. Mixing and matching your own way, creating your own unique combinations like no one else. A unique fashion statement that’s individual, liberating and democratic. By highlighting the endless combinations and interpretations curated by the in influencers, the “It’s what you do. Or don’t.” campaign highlights how Zalando’s wide range of streetwear inspires and enables people to express their personality through fashion, combining and creating unique outfits in personal ways. Streetwear is rooted in being effortless cool and not looking like you’re trying too hard. It’s a mish-mash of everything and anything. It’s nostalgia and contemporary. New and thrifted. Mixing luxury with everyday casual. Completely bold or utterly au natural. One part super thoughtout, another part super random. And it might seem like there’s no thought at all behind it. But that’s the thing. There is. Streetwear is about being unique and real, expressing yourself, whatever it takes. It’s about finding inspiration where no one else is looking. Or where everyone’s looking. It’s about combos that makes sense just because they don’t. Or out ts that don’t make sense just because they do. It’s about constantly refreshing – or not refreshing at all. About having one look today and then never again. Or the same look every day. That’s the beautiful contradiction of the streetwear attitude. Be ugly, be bold, be weird. Or don’t. Be cute, be pretty, be completely undetermined. Or don’t. Go full denim. Or don’t. Be expressive. Or don’t. It’s what you do. Or don’t.   With the streetwear campaign “It’s what you do. Or Don’t”, online fashion destination Zalando shows what it really means to express yourself through fashion. In a series of stylish urban films and ads, photographer Vitali Gelwich, director Daniel Wårdh, and stylist Corey Stokes, tell the story of a group of charismatic streetwear personalities in unexpected situations, mixing and matching Zalando streetwear and showing what liberation through fashion really means. In the campaign, we meet a motley crew of expressive streetwear in influencers: Parisian Jean-Jacques N’djoli with his irreplaceable Instagram profile and an impeccable sense of style, Berlin street fashionista and sneaker collector Dilan Kolkilic, the Swedish model Linnea Öhlund with a knack for the street savy model off duty look, and the master of over the top mixing and matching Joël Kurasinski from Valencia. They’re all curating their own eclectic mix of outfits from Zalando, as the campaign inspires people to discover and develop their own streetwear style. On the theme “It’s what you do. Or don’t”, the campaign shows our in influencers in outfits and situations that first look a certain way – but soon turn out to be something completely different. Playing with contrasts, juxtapositions and shifting perspectives. Showing how streetwear is all in the eye of the beholder, all up to you what you want to express, or not. In “Climb mountains. Or don’t”, Jean-Jacques in ski goggles is moving upwards against a blue sky giving the impression that he is hiking, only to reveal he’s actually walking up a set of outdoor stairs in an urban setting. In “Join the running team. Or don’t”, we see Dilan and Linnea tying their sneakers as a bunch of sporty joggers run by – zoom out and it’s clear that running is the last thing they’ll do, the sneakers are just a part of their ever so urban park outfit. “Be a benchwarmer. Or don’t” shows the gang dribbling a basketball on the sidelines of a court. Zoom out, and we see they’re all wearing VR goggles – fully engaged in their own world and definitely not on any bench. And on it goes in“Be fancy. Or don’t”,“Keep it minimal. Or don’t”and so on. With humor and style, the films show that streetwear has no rules, it’s not a set style or specia brands. It’s all about personal choices and maximum individual expression. This is Gen Z fashion for people who go their own way: eclectic, postmodern samplers and collaborators who get their inspiration from everywhere and everyone – and make it their own. Strong characters who mix and match their own unique way, high and low, old and new, niche and mainstream. Always de ning and re-defining themselves, always evolving, always making a statement. Or not. Produced by ACNE, the creative team has been handpicked for their unique mix of strong vision, fashion  and understanding of street culture. Photographer Vitali Gelwich is a Berlin based artist and fashion photographer, known for his raw documentary style and organic mix of high fashion and street culture. Stockholm based director Daniel Wårdh is a Vans sponsored skateboarder who combines the attitude and tempo of street culture with his passion for music and fashion. Stylist Corey Stokes is a super in influencer and art director, stylist and fashion editor at Highsnobiety. Re-imagining fashion for the good of all, the new Zalando campaign “It’s what you do. Or don’t.” is a loud, fun, and highly personal celebration of our differences – the pursuit of individual expression, to the rhythm of the street. Mixing and matching your own way, creating your own unique combinations like no one else. A unique fashion statement that’s individual, liberating and democratic. By highlighting the endless combinations and interpretations curated by the in influencers, the “It’s what you do. Or don’t.” campaign highlights how Zalando’s wide range of streetwear inspires and enables people to express their personality through fashion, combining and creating unique outfits in personal ways. Streetwear is rooted in being effortless cool and not looking like you’re trying too hard. It’s a mish-mash of everything and anything. It’s nostalgia and contemporary. New and thrifted. Mixing luxury with everyday casual. Completely bold or utterly au natural. One part super thoughtout, another part super random. And it might seem like there’s no thought at all behind it. But that’s the thing. There is. Streetwear is about being unique and real, expressing yourself, whatever it takes. It’s about finding inspiration where no one else is looking. Or where everyone’s looking. It’s about combos that makes sense just because they don’t. Or out ts that don’t make sense just because they do. It’s about constantly refreshing – or not refreshing at all. About having one look today and then never again. Or the same look every day. That’s the beautiful contradiction of the streetwear attitude. Be ugly, be bold, be weird. Or don’t. Be cute, be pretty, be completely undetermined. Or don’t. Go full denim. Or don’t. Be expressive. Or don’t. It’s what you do. Or don’t.  

Vans in collaboration with Sandy Liang
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Vans in collaboration with Sandy Liang

Accessories A trend setter since 1966, Vans is always ahead of the curve. For spring, the ‘Off The Wall’ brand partners with New York designer Sandy Liang on a fashion forward collection of footwear and apparel. Known for mixing materials like fleece with unique colors and prints, Sandy Liang draws inspiration from her hometown New York and its downtown cool kids, her grandma, and the hand-me-downs of her youth. The quirky collaboration features unique takes on five classic Vans styles plus a head to toe apparel including a hoodie, tee, bike shorts, bucket hat, and crossbody bag.Across each of the Vans x Sandy Liang footwear iterations, materials play a defining role. From fleece-like cheetah prints to metal jewelry affixed directly to the upper, each is as unique as the last. With a built-in ankle bracelet and multiple metal charms sewn directly to the pink velour upper, the Sandy Liang Era stands out as the hero of the lot. Also noteworthy is the similarly styled Old Skool (a second Old Skool colorway features black butterfly art and custom laces), and a cheetah print Classic Slip-On Platform and Vans Sport.On the apparel side, the theme of ‘90s nostalgia continues with marbled colorways and butterfly iconography. The Sandy BF Hoodie features an exaggerated boyfriend fit with novelty eyelets on the hood some with piercing detailing along with embroidered and screen-printed graphics. The Sandy LS BF Tee is made of heavy cotton jersey with novelty wash and discharge bleach art Butterfly graphic on chest and is finished with Checkerboard sleeves. The cycling inspired Sandy Bike Short is a cotton spandex blend with novelty snakeskin print and 7” inseam. A polka dot printed twill Bucket Hat with contrast satin lining and faux sherpa fashion bag—the Sandy Crossbody—featuring a single adjustable strap, exterior zip pocket, elastic cording for extra carrying options, metal hardware and a logo patch mounted on leather rounds out the accessories.   The Vans x Sandy Liang collection will be available in February 2020. A trend setter since 1966, Vans is always ahead of the curve. For spring, the ‘Off The Wall’ brand partners with New York designer Sandy Liang on a fashion forward collection of footwear and apparel. Known for mixing materials like fleece with unique colors and prints, Sandy Liang draws inspiration from her hometown New York and its downtown cool kids, her grandma, and the hand-me-downs of her youth. The quirky collaboration features unique takes on five classic Vans styles plus a head to toe apparel including a hoodie, tee, bike shorts, bucket hat, and crossbody bag.Across each of the Vans x Sandy Liang footwear iterations, materials play a defining role. From fleece-like cheetah prints to metal jewelry affixed directly to the upper, each is as unique as the last. With a built-in ankle bracelet and multiple metal charms sewn directly to the pink velour upper, the Sandy Liang Era stands out as the hero of the lot. Also noteworthy is the similarly styled Old Skool (a second Old Skool colorway features black butterfly art and custom laces), and a cheetah print Classic Slip-On Platform and Vans Sport.On the apparel side, the theme of ‘90s nostalgia continues with marbled colorways and butterfly iconography. The Sandy BF Hoodie features an exaggerated boyfriend fit with novelty eyelets on the hood some with piercing detailing along with embroidered and screen-printed graphics. The Sandy LS BF Tee is made of heavy cotton jersey with novelty wash and discharge bleach art Butterfly graphic on chest and is finished with Checkerboard sleeves. The cycling inspired Sandy Bike Short is a cotton spandex blend with novelty snakeskin print and 7” inseam. A polka dot printed twill Bucket Hat with contrast satin lining and faux sherpa fashion bag—the Sandy Crossbody—featuring a single adjustable strap, exterior zip pocket, elastic cording for extra carrying options, metal hardware and a logo patch mounted on leather rounds out the accessories.   The Vans x Sandy Liang collection will be available in February 2020.

Aayali
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Aayali

Accessories They believe in taking a moment to show appreciation for everything we have in life. This involves focusing on the positive and appreciating the things you often take for granted: warm sunshine, clean water, healthy food, loving family and friends. They also believe gratitude creates abundance and joy. Giving thanks makes you feel happier, more present, and confident to live your best life. Their products are created to help remind you to take a moment and be thankful for your life. About the materials and ingredients: They use a 100% natural wax created by the manufacturing arm of Cire Trudon, the oldest candle maker in the world since 1643. The wax was developed with the utmost care to ensure a clean burn and an exceptional factory experience. Creating a fragrance requires patience, experience and creativity. They partnered with French nose and bespoke perfumer Anais Fournial to exclusively develop our three signature signature fragrances Confiance, Joie and Sérénité. AAYALI fragrances can be characterized as sophisticated, timeless, elevating and evoking a feeling of ultimate luxury. Their candles are poured in France in timeless reusable vessels made from pressed glass, ceramic - an exclusive design handmade for AAYALI by Belgian brand VAL POTTERY, and French Limoges porcelain Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, is one of the most durable metals. It does not rust and when treated carefully, it can last for generations. AAYALI’s founder traveled to India in search of the best brass craftsmanship. All their accessories are made in India by skilled artisans using 100% solid brass of the highest quality.  THE FRAGRANCES: CONFIANCE Top notes: Spices Heart notes: Sandalwood Base notes: Cashmere, Cedarwood, Moss Personality: Classy / Intriguing / Seductive Reminds you of: A crackling fireplace JOIE Top notes: Floral bouquet Heart notes: Bourbon vanilla, Mimosa Base notes: Amber Personality: Delicate / Comforting / Cozy Reminds you of: Warm rays of sunshine on a crisp morning SÉRÉNITÉ Top notes: Fig Heart notes: Jasmine, Orange blossom, TuberoseBase notes: Cashmere Personality: Elegant / Sophisticated / Romantic  Reminds you of: A relaxing day at the spa More about the selection of scented candles and accessories on aayali.com They believe in taking a moment to show appreciation for everything we have in life. This involves focusing on the positive and appreciating the things you often take for granted: warm sunshine, clean water, healthy food, loving family and friends. They also believe gratitude creates abundance and joy. Giving thanks makes you feel happier, more present, and confident to live your best life. Their products are created to help remind you to take a moment and be thankful for your life. About the materials and ingredients: They use a 100% natural wax created by the manufacturing arm of Cire Trudon, the oldest candle maker in the world since 1643. The wax was developed with the utmost care to ensure a clean burn and an exceptional factory experience. Creating a fragrance requires patience, experience and creativity. They partnered with French nose and bespoke perfumer Anais Fournial to exclusively develop our three signature signature fragrances Confiance, Joie and Sérénité. AAYALI fragrances can be characterized as sophisticated, timeless, elevating and evoking a feeling of ultimate luxury. Their candles are poured in France in timeless reusable vessels made from pressed glass, ceramic - an exclusive design handmade for AAYALI by Belgian brand VAL POTTERY, and French Limoges porcelain Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, is one of the most durable metals. It does not rust and when treated carefully, it can last for generations. AAYALI’s founder traveled to India in search of the best brass craftsmanship. All their accessories are made in India by skilled artisans using 100% solid brass of the highest quality.  THE FRAGRANCES: CONFIANCE Top notes: Spices Heart notes: Sandalwood Base notes: Cashmere, Cedarwood, Moss Personality: Classy / Intriguing / Seductive Reminds you of: A crackling fireplace JOIE Top notes: Floral bouquet Heart notes: Bourbon vanilla, Mimosa Base notes: Amber Personality: Delicate / Comforting / Cozy Reminds you of: Warm rays of sunshine on a crisp morning SÉRÉNITÉ Top notes: Fig Heart notes: Jasmine, Orange blossom, TuberoseBase notes: Cashmere Personality: Elegant / Sophisticated / Romantic  Reminds you of: A relaxing day at the spa More about the selection of scented candles and accessories on aayali.com

At Givenchy, stars align for their new campaign
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At Givenchy, stars align for their new campaign

Fashion For its Spring-Summer 2020 advertising campaign, the House of Givenchy revisits its signature “couple” theme with an iconoclastic new pairing. In a glamorous, fresh dichotomy, the House reveals two icons — Charlotte Rampling and Marc Jacobs — in a campaign lensed by the photographer Craig McDean, with guidance from Givenchy Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller. Together and individually, the Paris-based actress and the New York-based designer appear in portraits that boldly celebrate individualistic beauty and the liberated, self-assured attitude so emblematic of Givenchy. The series honors the “Givenchy sitting” style of portraiture, a celebration of strength, wit and innate elegance. It follows the campaign starring Ariana Grande, for the Fall-Winter 2019 season. Wearing directional looks and key accessories from the Spring-Summer 2020 collection, each icon appears in his or her signature style, Rampling in masculine tailoring and Jacobs in more feminine pieces. Both radiate strength of character, their natural grandeur further underscored by a neutral setting. Dual perspectives feature close-ups and three-quarter length images in color and black and white. In single portraits, they offer a personal take on Bond accessories. Dressed in graphic black and white, Rampling folds the Bond shopper under her arm while Jacobs, dressed in a shiny black overcoat, carries a men’s Bond duffle that’s filled to capacity. In a naturalistic three-quarter portrait, Rampling gazes at the viewer with her signature mysterious half-smile, the season’s star handbag, the ID93 in buttery yellow suede, slung casually over her shoulder. In another image, she appears dressed in a trench and smoky aviators with the Mystic bag in cognac leather. A dual portrait shows the stars radiating grace and confidence. Posing back-to-back, they embody a complementary take on the season’s sophisticated red floral motifs. In the campaign’s companion video, Rampling and Jacobs stars appear “as they are”. Rampling - dressed in her signature masculine/feminine style – offers Jacobs a master class in the dramatic arts. With timeless chic and natural grace, the English icon coolly plays foil to the New York-based designer’s extravagant, tongue-in-cheek take on femininity. Surreal and absurd elements show the season’s footwear playing telephone, for example. The Givenchy Spring-Summer 2020 advertising campaign will be released online today and break in the March issue of selected magazines worldwide. Creative Director: Clare Waight Keller Photographer: Craig McDean, Talents: Charlotte Rampling and Marc Jacobs Video Screenplay: Hermione Hoby  For its Spring-Summer 2020 advertising campaign, the House of Givenchy revisits its signature “couple” theme with an iconoclastic new pairing. In a glamorous, fresh dichotomy, the House reveals two icons — Charlotte Rampling and Marc Jacobs — in a campaign lensed by the photographer Craig McDean, with guidance from Givenchy Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller. Together and individually, the Paris-based actress and the New York-based designer appear in portraits that boldly celebrate individualistic beauty and the liberated, self-assured attitude so emblematic of Givenchy. The series honors the “Givenchy sitting” style of portraiture, a celebration of strength, wit and innate elegance. It follows the campaign starring Ariana Grande, for the Fall-Winter 2019 season. Wearing directional looks and key accessories from the Spring-Summer 2020 collection, each icon appears in his or her signature style, Rampling in masculine tailoring and Jacobs in more feminine pieces. Both radiate strength of character, their natural grandeur further underscored by a neutral setting. Dual perspectives feature close-ups and three-quarter length images in color and black and white. In single portraits, they offer a personal take on Bond accessories. Dressed in graphic black and white, Rampling folds the Bond shopper under her arm while Jacobs, dressed in a shiny black overcoat, carries a men’s Bond duffle that’s filled to capacity. In a naturalistic three-quarter portrait, Rampling gazes at the viewer with her signature mysterious half-smile, the season’s star handbag, the ID93 in buttery yellow suede, slung casually over her shoulder. In another image, she appears dressed in a trench and smoky aviators with the Mystic bag in cognac leather. A dual portrait shows the stars radiating grace and confidence. Posing back-to-back, they embody a complementary take on the season’s sophisticated red floral motifs. In the campaign’s companion video, Rampling and Jacobs stars appear “as they are”. Rampling - dressed in her signature masculine/feminine style – offers Jacobs a master class in the dramatic arts. With timeless chic and natural grace, the English icon coolly plays foil to the New York-based designer’s extravagant, tongue-in-cheek take on femininity. Surreal and absurd elements show the season’s footwear playing telephone, for example. The Givenchy Spring-Summer 2020 advertising campaign will be released online today and break in the March issue of selected magazines worldwide. Creative Director: Clare Waight Keller Photographer: Craig McDean, Talents: Charlotte Rampling and Marc Jacobs Video Screenplay: Hermione Hoby 

Dr. Martens teams up with A Bathing Ape
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Dr. Martens teams up with A Bathing Ape

Accessories The iconic, original Dr. Martens boot 1460 will turn 60 this year, and that may be celebrated. Starting this month, a series of collaborations with 12 world-famous brands follows. Each of these brands has made its own design for the 1460 boot. The first partner in this series is the Japanese streetwear brand 'A Bathing Ape'.  Six decades of self-expression. Six eras in which Dr. Martens has grown with the subcultures that embraced them. Sixty years in which they made their carriers stronger. Dr.Martens has seen the world change drastically. But one thing has remained the same all the time: the 1460 boot. Over the past 60 years, the distinctive silhouette has been shaped and toppled by countless subcultures and freethinkers. The boots mean something else to everyone who tightens their laces. So Dr. Martens transferred the 1460 boat (not only in honor of their anniversary, but also because of the start of a new decade) to 12 innovative and world-famous brands, labels and designers. Together with them Dr. Martens their iconic silhouette in a new jacket. In 2020 a brand new boat will be released once a month. The legendary streetwear brand 'A Bathing Ape' is the first to take a turn. Dr. Martens has revived this creative relationship and is now working with them for the fourth time. BAPE (A Bathing Ape) was founded in 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. The origin of BAPE lies in the Harajuku culture of the early 90s. Their most distinctive design, the 'BAPE 1st Camo', became a legendary status symbol.  BAPE has often used British culture as a source of inspiration. For the 1460 REMASTERED collaboration series, they have made the perfect mix of their own legendary camouflage print and dr. Martens' classical DNA. With this they bring an ode to the history of both brands.  This special edition has eight lace eyes and a black nose of soft leather that is flanked by a green BAPE first camo print. The boot symbolizes the best of both brands. The famous BAPE STA  logo runs across the center of the boot. The yellow BAPE logo on the hi-loop completes the picture.  We are excited to share with you the coming collaboration later this year on @numero_netherlands. The boot is available from 25 January 2020 - in very limited numbers - in selected stores and online via drmartens.com.  The iconic, original Dr. Martens boot 1460 will turn 60 this year, and that may be celebrated. Starting this month, a series of collaborations with 12 world-famous brands follows. Each of these brands has made its own design for the 1460 boot. The first partner in this series is the Japanese streetwear brand 'A Bathing Ape'.  Six decades of self-expression. Six eras in which Dr. Martens has grown with the subcultures that embraced them. Sixty years in which they made their carriers stronger. Dr.Martens has seen the world change drastically. But one thing has remained the same all the time: the 1460 boot. Over the past 60 years, the distinctive silhouette has been shaped and toppled by countless subcultures and freethinkers. The boots mean something else to everyone who tightens their laces. So Dr. Martens transferred the 1460 boat (not only in honor of their anniversary, but also because of the start of a new decade) to 12 innovative and world-famous brands, labels and designers. Together with them Dr. Martens their iconic silhouette in a new jacket. In 2020 a brand new boat will be released once a month. The legendary streetwear brand 'A Bathing Ape' is the first to take a turn. Dr. Martens has revived this creative relationship and is now working with them for the fourth time. BAPE (A Bathing Ape) was founded in 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. The origin of BAPE lies in the Harajuku culture of the early 90s. Their most distinctive design, the 'BAPE 1st Camo', became a legendary status symbol.  BAPE has often used British culture as a source of inspiration. For the 1460 REMASTERED collaboration series, they have made the perfect mix of their own legendary camouflage print and dr. Martens' classical DNA. With this they bring an ode to the history of both brands.  This special edition has eight lace eyes and a black nose of soft leather that is flanked by a green BAPE first camo print. The boot symbolizes the best of both brands. The famous BAPE STA  logo runs across the center of the boot. The yellow BAPE logo on the hi-loop completes the picture.  We are excited to share with you the coming collaboration later this year on @numero_netherlands. The boot is available from 25 January 2020 - in very limited numbers - in selected stores and online via drmartens.com. 

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