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

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

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

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

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

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

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Montblanc presents Sartorial
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Montblanc presents Sartorial

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

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

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

Exclusive digital editorial by Torian Lewin
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Exclusive digital editorial by Torian Lewin

Men New digital editorial, captured by Torian Lewin.   TEAM CREDITS: Photographer / Stylist - Torian Lewin - @torianlewin Grooming - Marco Castro - @marcoamzonico Styling assistant - Milagros Pichardo - @gorgeousmila editor: Timi Letonja Models: Malik Lindo @ Wilhelmina & Saul Rodriguez @ Next Models New digital editorial, captured by Torian Lewin.   TEAM CREDITS: Photographer / Stylist - Torian Lewin - @torianlewin Grooming - Marco Castro - @marcoamzonico Styling assistant - Milagros Pichardo - @gorgeousmila editor: Timi Letonja Models: Malik Lindo @ Wilhelmina & Saul Rodriguez @ Next Models

BALENCIAGA WINTER 21 COLLECTION
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BALENCIAGA WINTER 21 COLLECTION

Fashion Winter 21 is a Pre-Collection, introduced in 58 looks. A look book, photographed by Patrick Welde against blank backgrounds, imagines each model, posing in front of an iconic tourist attraction that is added in post-production. In these images, the collection goes around the world, anticipating a return to the possibility of global travel.     Launching in tandem with the Winter 21 look book is a “Feel Good Video” made in collaboration with Kamilya Kuspanova and Anton Bialas, artists that often layer found and original footage, and with Heejoon Kwak, a designer interested in the physical and mental effects of sound. The video features no products or advertising, created solely to evoke a positive emotion. Using visuals and sounds that have been scientifically proven to instill joy in most people, the montage pieces together clips and effects in a way that aims to cleanse the everyday digital palette and make almost anyone feel good.     A complete wardrobe, Winter 21 rethinks traditions of casual and formalwear, inverting intentions to create new categories. 90.6% of plain and printed fabrics are certified sustainable. The largely unisex offering relies on relaxed fits and easy-to-wear pieces.     Tailoring is intentionally creased and large fitting, made in satin, viscose gabardine, linen, crushed nylon, and cotton. A stencil stamp that readsBalenciaga Apparel Rentals accentuates a suit or tuxedo’s timelessness,insinuating it be used forever, by multiple wearers, for any occasion. The collar of a cashmere coat is a tasseled scarf, which can circle the neck or drape over the head.     Various padded evening stolas are made in fabrics that match coats, jackets, and even hoodies, creating elegant and comfortable silhouettes.     Nineties tracksuits have inspired different types of outerwear, from padded coats and parkas to fleece jackets, creating a new trompe l’oeil effect. This is seen aswell in retro feminine floral-printed puff-sleeved dresses that are transformed into trench, nylon, and leather coats, keeping the visual of a dress but obtaining a completely new function. A quilted black wedding dress-inspired coat is decorated with rose patterns, lace, and ribbons that tie around puffy sleeves and a tall, stiff collar.   Fluid dresses are disproportionally stretched in width, creating slouchy and comfortable one-size-fits-all garments.   Denim skirts turn into shorts in the back. Trompe l’oeil jean visuals are printed onstretch velvet and jersey molleton fabrics, while sweatpants are pre-stretched at the knees to obtain a worn-out look.   Tracksuits are seen in traditional nylon but also reimagined in fleece, fused with knit pullovers, and transformed into hoodies and long cinched coats.   Hoodies, hooded T-shirts, and caps are emblazoned with the Incredible Hulk, college sweatshirt-style prints, as well as artworks celebrating Gay Pride.     The Balenciaga Toe heels introduced one year ago are recreated in soft leather. Essex boots, buckled at the ankle, appear deceivingly precarious due to a protruding heel and metal stiletto. The Sabot Heel takes its shape from the traditional clog of the same name. Bulldozer boots have a chunky, platformed outsole. The Runner sneaker is a new addition to the Balenciaga sneaker collection. It stands out with a DIY, cut up aesthetic, a web of athletic components in the shape of a springy running shoe.     Among the new bags introduced in the Pre-Collection are Le Cagole, Gossip, Tote 2.0, Bistro Basket, and Maxi Clutch. The Cagole is round-edged where the Neo Classic is sharp, taking identifying elements from the 20-year-old iconic Balenciaga bag and relaxing them, adding extra studs and a heart-shaped hanging mirror. The Neo Classic and Hourglass are made softer and slouchier, too, suggesting both purse and carryall. The Gossip Bag is a pocketbook with extra pockets, featuring a horizontally stretched double-B logo. The Tote 2.0 holds a square shape because of a stiff frame that connects on top with a straightened handle. The Bistro Basket is a woven tote inspired by the everlasting woven objects in typical French bistros. Winter 21 is a Pre-Collection, introduced in 58 looks. A look book, photographed by Patrick Welde against blank backgrounds, imagines each model, posing in front of an iconic tourist attraction that is added in post-production. In these images, the collection goes around the world, anticipating a return to the possibility of global travel.     Launching in tandem with the Winter 21 look book is a “Feel Good Video” made in collaboration with Kamilya Kuspanova and Anton Bialas, artists that often layer found and original footage, and with Heejoon Kwak, a designer interested in the physical and mental effects of sound. The video features no products or advertising, created solely to evoke a positive emotion. Using visuals and sounds that have been scientifically proven to instill joy in most people, the montage pieces together clips and effects in a way that aims to cleanse the everyday digital palette and make almost anyone feel good.     A complete wardrobe, Winter 21 rethinks traditions of casual and formalwear, inverting intentions to create new categories. 90.6% of plain and printed fabrics are certified sustainable. The largely unisex offering relies on relaxed fits and easy-to-wear pieces.     Tailoring is intentionally creased and large fitting, made in satin, viscose gabardine, linen, crushed nylon, and cotton. A stencil stamp that readsBalenciaga Apparel Rentals accentuates a suit or tuxedo’s timelessness,insinuating it be used forever, by multiple wearers, for any occasion. The collar of a cashmere coat is a tasseled scarf, which can circle the neck or drape over the head.     Various padded evening stolas are made in fabrics that match coats, jackets, and even hoodies, creating elegant and comfortable silhouettes.     Nineties tracksuits have inspired different types of outerwear, from padded coats and parkas to fleece jackets, creating a new trompe l’oeil effect. This is seen aswell in retro feminine floral-printed puff-sleeved dresses that are transformed into trench, nylon, and leather coats, keeping the visual of a dress but obtaining a completely new function. A quilted black wedding dress-inspired coat is decorated with rose patterns, lace, and ribbons that tie around puffy sleeves and a tall, stiff collar.   Fluid dresses are disproportionally stretched in width, creating slouchy and comfortable one-size-fits-all garments.   Denim skirts turn into shorts in the back. Trompe l’oeil jean visuals are printed onstretch velvet and jersey molleton fabrics, while sweatpants are pre-stretched at the knees to obtain a worn-out look.   Tracksuits are seen in traditional nylon but also reimagined in fleece, fused with knit pullovers, and transformed into hoodies and long cinched coats.   Hoodies, hooded T-shirts, and caps are emblazoned with the Incredible Hulk, college sweatshirt-style prints, as well as artworks celebrating Gay Pride.     The Balenciaga Toe heels introduced one year ago are recreated in soft leather. Essex boots, buckled at the ankle, appear deceivingly precarious due to a protruding heel and metal stiletto. The Sabot Heel takes its shape from the traditional clog of the same name. Bulldozer boots have a chunky, platformed outsole. The Runner sneaker is a new addition to the Balenciaga sneaker collection. It stands out with a DIY, cut up aesthetic, a web of athletic components in the shape of a springy running shoe.     Among the new bags introduced in the Pre-Collection are Le Cagole, Gossip, Tote 2.0, Bistro Basket, and Maxi Clutch. The Cagole is round-edged where the Neo Classic is sharp, taking identifying elements from the 20-year-old iconic Balenciaga bag and relaxing them, adding extra studs and a heart-shaped hanging mirror. The Neo Classic and Hourglass are made softer and slouchier, too, suggesting both purse and carryall. The Gossip Bag is a pocketbook with extra pockets, featuring a horizontally stretched double-B logo. The Tote 2.0 holds a square shape because of a stiff frame that connects on top with a straightened handle. The Bistro Basket is a woven tote inspired by the everlasting woven objects in typical French bistros.

New Balance and Jaden Smith Launch the Sustainability-minded Vision Racer ReWorked
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New Balance and Jaden Smith Launch the Sustainability-minded Vision Racer ReWorked

Sustainability Today, activist and artist Jaden Smith and global athletic leader New Balance debuted the latest release of the New Balance Jaden Smith Vision Racer collection that is partially crafted with recycled and surplus materials: the Vision Racer ReWorked. As part of the continued collaboration, the sneaker reinforces both Smith’s and the brand’s enduring commitment to sustainability. The Vision Racer ReWorked is  available from April 22nd on nl.newbalance.eu and retails for 150 EURO.     “In our commitment to contributing to a healthier planet, we’ve continued to think bigger in terms of unconventional innovation and the Vision Racer ReWorked is a great example of that,”said Alex Carlson, Sr. Designer, Materials Innovation and Sustainability for New Balance.“We approached this launch with Jaden Smith, a leader in environmental activism, through the lens of reducing waste long term and created a product that uniquely transforms recycled materials as a result while maintaining the style and trend-forwardness for which the Vision Racer is known.”     The Vision Racer ReWorked is consciously crafted with a mix of recycled materials including a midsole that contains a 5% EVA regrind, alleviating a potential waste stream. The material used in the upper and the tongue contains 74% Spinnex fiber (Spinnex includes at least 30% textile waste), 16% polyester and 10% Spandex. New Balance’s Spinnex material incorporates factory waste cut offs into a new usable material.     “Whether it’s starting JUST water or collaborating with New Balance - I’m energetically interested in bringing more sustainable options and features into everyday lifestyle items and everyday culture,” says Smith. “These items act as a lens into ways more people can participate in better global health with simple choices while learning and becoming smarter, more aware of the solutions that are out there. We just need to demand them and choose them.”     To learn more about the Vision Racer ReWorked, visit nl.newbalance.eu     About New Balance’s Commitment to Sustainability   The Vision Racer ReWorked launch is part of New Balance’s larger sustainability initiatives in which the brand is committed to a healthier planet by reaching several sustainability milestones between now and 2030. In addition to the launch of a sustainably-minded product like the Vision Racer ReWorked, New Balance is continuing an apparel collection featuring its green leaf icon which means the apparel is made with at least 50 percent environmentally preferred materials such as recycled or organic content. The brand is also joining forces with The Renewal Workshop, a leading provider of circular solutions for apparel and textile brands, to pilot an apparel repair program, and environmental non-profit organization 1% for the Planet to benefit organizations working on climate change and protecting public lands.    Today, activist and artist Jaden Smith and global athletic leader New Balance debuted the latest release of the New Balance Jaden Smith Vision Racer collection that is partially crafted with recycled and surplus materials: the Vision Racer ReWorked. As part of the continued collaboration, the sneaker reinforces both Smith’s and the brand’s enduring commitment to sustainability. The Vision Racer ReWorked is  available from April 22nd on nl.newbalance.eu and retails for 150 EURO.     “In our commitment to contributing to a healthier planet, we’ve continued to think bigger in terms of unconventional innovation and the Vision Racer ReWorked is a great example of that,”said Alex Carlson, Sr. Designer, Materials Innovation and Sustainability for New Balance.“We approached this launch with Jaden Smith, a leader in environmental activism, through the lens of reducing waste long term and created a product that uniquely transforms recycled materials as a result while maintaining the style and trend-forwardness for which the Vision Racer is known.”     The Vision Racer ReWorked is consciously crafted with a mix of recycled materials including a midsole that contains a 5% EVA regrind, alleviating a potential waste stream. The material used in the upper and the tongue contains 74% Spinnex fiber (Spinnex includes at least 30% textile waste), 16% polyester and 10% Spandex. New Balance’s Spinnex material incorporates factory waste cut offs into a new usable material.     “Whether it’s starting JUST water or collaborating with New Balance - I’m energetically interested in bringing more sustainable options and features into everyday lifestyle items and everyday culture,” says Smith. “These items act as a lens into ways more people can participate in better global health with simple choices while learning and becoming smarter, more aware of the solutions that are out there. We just need to demand them and choose them.”     To learn more about the Vision Racer ReWorked, visit nl.newbalance.eu     About New Balance’s Commitment to Sustainability   The Vision Racer ReWorked launch is part of New Balance’s larger sustainability initiatives in which the brand is committed to a healthier planet by reaching several sustainability milestones between now and 2030. In addition to the launch of a sustainably-minded product like the Vision Racer ReWorked, New Balance is continuing an apparel collection featuring its green leaf icon which means the apparel is made with at least 50 percent environmentally preferred materials such as recycled or organic content. The brand is also joining forces with The Renewal Workshop, a leading provider of circular solutions for apparel and textile brands, to pilot an apparel repair program, and environmental non-profit organization 1% for the Planet to benefit organizations working on climate change and protecting public lands.   

GUCCI PRESENTS ARIA
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GUCCI PRESENTS ARIA

Fashion Here it comes, with the precision of a toll. This birthday. One hundred years have gone. One hundred Earth’s revolutions questioning the flow of time. One hundred spins around the Sun to get back to that spring, where everything was about to burgeon and refract. An important time that has to be celebrated.   Going through the hour when everything originated is a great responsibility for me, and a joyful privilege. It means being able to open the locks of history and linger over the edge of the beginning. It means soaking in that natal source to relive the dawn and the coming into view.   I wouldn’t like to sentimentalize a biography though. Gucci’s long history can’t be contained within a single inaugural act. As any other existence, its destiny is marked by a long series of “endless births” (M. Zambrano) and constant regenerations. In this persistent movement, life challenges the mystery of death. In this hunger for birth, we have learnt how to dwell the time.   Celebrating this birthday means to pay homage to the mother’s womb then, but also to the becoming other. The legacy, but also the possibility of its afterthought. Past, in fact, is not a motionless conveyance and a repetition of the immutable: it rather “necessarily involves the idea of movement. It is not a datum, it is a motion: it is the movement of variation of the heritage that entails processes of transformation” (M. Centanni).   Benjamin would say that to plan the future we need to change the past, tracking down, as it unfolds, energy reserves that potentially have further life. In my work, I caress the roots of the past to create unexpected inflorescences, carving the matter through grafting and pruning. I appeal to such ability to reinhabit what has already been given. And to the blending, the transitions, the fractures, the concatenations. To escape the reactionary cages of purity, I pursue a poetics of the illegitimate.   In this sense, Gucci becomes for me a hacking lab, made of incursions and metamorphoses. An alchemical factory of contaminations where everything connects to anything. A place where thefts and explosive reactions happen: a permanent generator of sparkles and unpredictable desires. On this occasion, then, I want to honour my filial affection betraying the legacy that was handed down to me. Because the promise of a never-ending birth is only renewed through an evolving capacity.   Crossing this threshold, I have plundered the nonconformist rigour of Demna Gvasalia and the sexual tension of Tom Ford; I have lingered over the anthropological implications of what shines, working on the brightness of fabrics; I have celebrated the equestrian world of Gucci transfiguring it into a fetish cosmogony; I have sublimated Marilyn Monroe's silhouette and old Hollywood’s glamour; I sabotaged the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie and the codes of men’s tailoring.     Here we are then, ready to celebrate, wearing our most glittering clothes. Preparations for the event are in full swing. We are eager to walk through The Savoy’s doors again, one century later: an immaginific topos in the history of Gucci. A very long corridor separates us from that astral and magic passage. The myth of foundation is reinhabited in the light of the present. We get into a club, neon lights and cameras, but we find out that the party we deserve doesn’t happen in the lobby of a London hotel of the 20s. It’s rather like a deep and ecstatic diving in everything we yearningly miss today: a feast of air. A jubilee of breath. So the idea of the party glorifies in the generating power of nature and in the breath of life that pervades it. Breath is in fact what every living thing constantly generates, “it is the first name of being-in-the-world, it is the vibration through which everything opens up to life” (E. Coccia). It is a nativity that we honour in its oscillatory motion: “inhaling, that is letting the world get inside us, and exhaling, that is projecting ourselves in the world that we are” (E. Coccia). I therefore celebrate the air as a sacred principle of interpenetration, blending and connection: a principle of existence infused with the chemical enchantment of the leaves. To these creatures, my praise. To their being fragile and vulnerable. To their ability to renew and get back to life after winter has passed. -  Alessandro Here it comes, with the precision of a toll. This birthday. One hundred years have gone. One hundred Earth’s revolutions questioning the flow of time. One hundred spins around the Sun to get back to that spring, where everything was about to burgeon and refract. An important time that has to be celebrated.   Going through the hour when everything originated is a great responsibility for me, and a joyful privilege. It means being able to open the locks of history and linger over the edge of the beginning. It means soaking in that natal source to relive the dawn and the coming into view.   I wouldn’t like to sentimentalize a biography though. Gucci’s long history can’t be contained within a single inaugural act. As any other existence, its destiny is marked by a long series of “endless births” (M. Zambrano) and constant regenerations. In this persistent movement, life challenges the mystery of death. In this hunger for birth, we have learnt how to dwell the time.   Celebrating this birthday means to pay homage to the mother’s womb then, but also to the becoming other. The legacy, but also the possibility of its afterthought. Past, in fact, is not a motionless conveyance and a repetition of the immutable: it rather “necessarily involves the idea of movement. It is not a datum, it is a motion: it is the movement of variation of the heritage that entails processes of transformation” (M. Centanni).   Benjamin would say that to plan the future we need to change the past, tracking down, as it unfolds, energy reserves that potentially have further life. In my work, I caress the roots of the past to create unexpected inflorescences, carving the matter through grafting and pruning. I appeal to such ability to reinhabit what has already been given. And to the blending, the transitions, the fractures, the concatenations. To escape the reactionary cages of purity, I pursue a poetics of the illegitimate.   In this sense, Gucci becomes for me a hacking lab, made of incursions and metamorphoses. An alchemical factory of contaminations where everything connects to anything. A place where thefts and explosive reactions happen: a permanent generator of sparkles and unpredictable desires. On this occasion, then, I want to honour my filial affection betraying the legacy that was handed down to me. Because the promise of a never-ending birth is only renewed through an evolving capacity.   Crossing this threshold, I have plundered the nonconformist rigour of Demna Gvasalia and the sexual tension of Tom Ford; I have lingered over the anthropological implications of what shines, working on the brightness of fabrics; I have celebrated the equestrian world of Gucci transfiguring it into a fetish cosmogony; I have sublimated Marilyn Monroe's silhouette and old Hollywood’s glamour; I sabotaged the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie and the codes of men’s tailoring.     Here we are then, ready to celebrate, wearing our most glittering clothes. Preparations for the event are in full swing. We are eager to walk through The Savoy’s doors again, one century later: an immaginific topos in the history of Gucci. A very long corridor separates us from that astral and magic passage. The myth of foundation is reinhabited in the light of the present. We get into a club, neon lights and cameras, but we find out that the party we deserve doesn’t happen in the lobby of a London hotel of the 20s. It’s rather like a deep and ecstatic diving in everything we yearningly miss today: a feast of air. A jubilee of breath. So the idea of the party glorifies in the generating power of nature and in the breath of life that pervades it. Breath is in fact what every living thing constantly generates, “it is the first name of being-in-the-world, it is the vibration through which everything opens up to life” (E. Coccia). It is a nativity that we honour in its oscillatory motion: “inhaling, that is letting the world get inside us, and exhaling, that is projecting ourselves in the world that we are” (E. Coccia). I therefore celebrate the air as a sacred principle of interpenetration, blending and connection: a principle of existence infused with the chemical enchantment of the leaves. To these creatures, my praise. To their being fragile and vulnerable. To their ability to renew and get back to life after winter has passed. -  Alessandro

CELINE "PARADE"
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CELINE "PARADE"

Fashion “HER GAZE IS LIKE THE GAZE OF STATUES.” - PAUL VERLAINEMY FAMILIAR DREAM     “MY YOUTH HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT A TENEBROUS STORM, PIERCED NOW AND THEN BY RAYS OF BRILLIANT SUNSHINE.” - CHARLES BAUDELAIRE THE ENEMY     “I ALONE HAVE THE KEY TO THIS SAVAGE PARADE.” ARTHUR RIMBAUD PARADE   ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FOR CELINE.   “UN DAY DREAM” PERFORMED BY REGINA DEMINA. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY REGINA DEMINA & CHARLES CASTE FEATURING HARP ARRANGEMENTS BY LEONIE FAVRE-TISSOT COMMISSIONED AND CO-PRODUCED BY HEDI SLIMANE FOR PARADE.   CRÉDITS: HAIR STYLIST: ESTHER LANGHAM MAKE-UP: CHRISTELLE COCQUET     “HER GAZE IS LIKE THE GAZE OF STATUES.” - PAUL VERLAINEMY FAMILIAR DREAM     “MY YOUTH HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT A TENEBROUS STORM, PIERCED NOW AND THEN BY RAYS OF BRILLIANT SUNSHINE.” - CHARLES BAUDELAIRE THE ENEMY     “I ALONE HAVE THE KEY TO THIS SAVAGE PARADE.” ARTHUR RIMBAUD PARADE   ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FOR CELINE.   “UN DAY DREAM” PERFORMED BY REGINA DEMINA. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY REGINA DEMINA & CHARLES CASTE FEATURING HARP ARRANGEMENTS BY LEONIE FAVRE-TISSOT COMMISSIONED AND CO-PRODUCED BY HEDI SLIMANE FOR PARADE.   CRÉDITS: HAIR STYLIST: ESTHER LANGHAM MAKE-UP: CHRISTELLE COCQUET    

MODERNITY AND TRADITION CLASH – DR. MARTENS ANNOUNCE FIRST COLLABORATION WITH JAPANESE STREETWEAR TITAN ATMOS
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MODERNITY AND TRADITION CLASH – DR. MARTENS ANNOUNCE FIRST COLLABORATION WITH JAPANESE STREETWEAR TITAN ATMOS

Accessories Since beginning life as a small footprint in the back streets of Tokyo, atmos have grown in force and in influence. Dr. Martens x atmos is a trend-defying, cross-category innovation. A combination of DM’s resilience and durability with bold, contrasting colours and textures that unites their Originals and our Casual range more than ever.     Dr. Martens silhouettes say something different each time they’re laced up — and we know that one remix is never enough. With a reputation for coveted, mould-shattering collaborations, it is hard to imagine a better partner than atmos to reboot styles from not one but two of our ranges. Our Original 1461 3-eye shoe, and the utilitarian Combs Tech boot.     The 1461 shoe has been a subcultural icon since it stomped off our production line 60 years ago — and this season it’s still kicking harder than ever. The 1461 atmos is built in our famous Black Smooth leather with bold injections of colour that signify the Atmos touch. Hiker-style laces woven with Blue and Pink details. Bright, webbed heelstrips. Dual branding and innovative design. An exposed foam padded tongue and Water White DMS outsole. Like its creators, the 1461 atmos is never standing still.     Their Tract line blends utilitarian heritage with contemporary trends. A style that rarely sees collaborative remixes, the Combs Tech is the perfect canvas for a bold new statement. Built using a combination of our Black Smooth leather and Recycled Super Knit. Signature atmos shots of colour stand out with Pink, Blue and Yellow accents across the tongue and laces. Dual branding in clear bubble patches on the tongue. A high-gloss heel strip. Stacked on a WaterWhite Tract sole and nished with our trademark yellow welt stitching and scripted AirWair heel loop. UndeniablyDocs — with atmos disruption to cause a scene.     Dr. Martens X atmos drops 17.04.21 and will be available at drmartens.com and select partners. Since beginning life as a small footprint in the back streets of Tokyo, atmos have grown in force and in influence. Dr. Martens x atmos is a trend-defying, cross-category innovation. A combination of DM’s resilience and durability with bold, contrasting colours and textures that unites their Originals and our Casual range more than ever.     Dr. Martens silhouettes say something different each time they’re laced up — and we know that one remix is never enough. With a reputation for coveted, mould-shattering collaborations, it is hard to imagine a better partner than atmos to reboot styles from not one but two of our ranges. Our Original 1461 3-eye shoe, and the utilitarian Combs Tech boot.     The 1461 shoe has been a subcultural icon since it stomped off our production line 60 years ago — and this season it’s still kicking harder than ever. The 1461 atmos is built in our famous Black Smooth leather with bold injections of colour that signify the Atmos touch. Hiker-style laces woven with Blue and Pink details. Bright, webbed heelstrips. Dual branding and innovative design. An exposed foam padded tongue and Water White DMS outsole. Like its creators, the 1461 atmos is never standing still.     Their Tract line blends utilitarian heritage with contemporary trends. A style that rarely sees collaborative remixes, the Combs Tech is the perfect canvas for a bold new statement. Built using a combination of our Black Smooth leather and Recycled Super Knit. Signature atmos shots of colour stand out with Pink, Blue and Yellow accents across the tongue and laces. Dual branding in clear bubble patches on the tongue. A high-gloss heel strip. Stacked on a WaterWhite Tract sole and nished with our trademark yellow welt stitching and scripted AirWair heel loop. UndeniablyDocs — with atmos disruption to cause a scene.     Dr. Martens X atmos drops 17.04.21 and will be available at drmartens.com and select partners.

LORO PIANA PRESENTS SESIA
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LORO PIANA PRESENTS SESIA

Accessories Sesia is the smoothly designed Loro Piana bag.     Curved in shape, soft to the touch, it conveys an idea of harmony with its uncontrived flow. By eschewing angles, it projects a sense of effortlessness, continuity, femininity.     The curve of the upper end gives Sesia its distinctive shape. It is a flowing line that glides from the smooth contours of natural objects to the organic shapes of modernist design, defining a movement, a connection between nature and human invention that is quintessentially Loro Piana.     As a gently curved object, Sesia - named after the valley Loro Piana inhabits and the sinuous river that crosses it - owns grace and occupies an expansive space, of body and mind, with the thoughtfulness of the line, the kindness of supple construction, the sympathy of touch.     Precise yet uncontrived, it is a bag meant to be used easily, gliding evenly across occasions, from work to leisure. Sesia is available as a handbag, in different sizes which correspond to different attitudes and ways to carry oneself.     As a punctuation mark, the Loro Piana crest appears on the bottom right angle in the form of an enamel button in the same shade of the leather. Padlocks and straps, either in matching leather or Suitcase Stripe fabric, allow to interpret Sesia as one wishes, or needs.     Sesia is designed to be enjoyed with both the eyes and the hands, soaking up the suppleness of the colors while caressing the grain of the leather. The offer of materials flows from Satin Smooth to Grain Matt leather to Soft Shiny alligator, while the range of tactile hues starts from delicate rose and whisper white, moves to buttercup yellow, eucalyptus and forest green, fades to burnt orange and sunset rose and finally spreads up in sky and navy blue.     With ease and quietness, Sesia heralds an idea of style as balance, drawing a seamless line that brings together roots, modernity, ease. Sesia is the smoothly designed Loro Piana bag.     Curved in shape, soft to the touch, it conveys an idea of harmony with its uncontrived flow. By eschewing angles, it projects a sense of effortlessness, continuity, femininity.     The curve of the upper end gives Sesia its distinctive shape. It is a flowing line that glides from the smooth contours of natural objects to the organic shapes of modernist design, defining a movement, a connection between nature and human invention that is quintessentially Loro Piana.     As a gently curved object, Sesia - named after the valley Loro Piana inhabits and the sinuous river that crosses it - owns grace and occupies an expansive space, of body and mind, with the thoughtfulness of the line, the kindness of supple construction, the sympathy of touch.     Precise yet uncontrived, it is a bag meant to be used easily, gliding evenly across occasions, from work to leisure. Sesia is available as a handbag, in different sizes which correspond to different attitudes and ways to carry oneself.     As a punctuation mark, the Loro Piana crest appears on the bottom right angle in the form of an enamel button in the same shade of the leather. Padlocks and straps, either in matching leather or Suitcase Stripe fabric, allow to interpret Sesia as one wishes, or needs.     Sesia is designed to be enjoyed with both the eyes and the hands, soaking up the suppleness of the colors while caressing the grain of the leather. The offer of materials flows from Satin Smooth to Grain Matt leather to Soft Shiny alligator, while the range of tactile hues starts from delicate rose and whisper white, moves to buttercup yellow, eucalyptus and forest green, fades to burnt orange and sunset rose and finally spreads up in sky and navy blue.     With ease and quietness, Sesia heralds an idea of style as balance, drawing a seamless line that brings together roots, modernity, ease.

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