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Gucci Epilogue: Ken Scott
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Gucci Epilogue: Ken Scott

Fashion Gucci announces the launch of a selection of special pieces in its Epilogue collection incorporating the work of American fashion designer Ken Scott, who resided in Milan in the 60s and 70s, where he created his colourful patterned fabrics and line.     Given the name ‘the gardener of fashion’ he favoured large scale flowers in his creations including peonies, roses, poppies and sunflowers. Designs from Scott’s rich archive appear on Epilogue’s clothing and accessories for men and women. Colour and floral patterns define the looks. The prints turn up unexpectedly on fleeces, on down jackets, evening gowns, as well as silk accessories including headbands and printed on bags.     “Ken Scott was a really great creator of fabrics,” Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele says, “he mapped out flowers with romanticism and flowers into pop culture. He treated flowers like shop signs, he multiplied them, turned them into something that stood out. I like his work because I am obsessed with floral prints.”     Launching on February 18th and set in a decorated room filled with different patterns and floral arrangements, a dedicated campaign, conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by photographer Mark Peckmezian, highlights this range of pieces. The Ken Scott patterns were taken from the products to create and customize the wallpaper, curtains, tablecloths and cushions, transforming the atmosphere in an overwhelming world of intense colours and clashing prints.     To celebrate the launch of the Ken Scott pieces, the Gucci Podcast will launch a special episode featuring writer, academic, critic and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts London Shahidha Bari who narrates a story about the American designer’s life, his work and his legacy in contemporary fashion.       Womenswear items featuring decorative motifs from Scott’s archive include a coat, T-shirts, sweatshirts, underwear, a top, pants, skirts, two blazers, shirts and a number of flowing dresses. All are bright, colourful and impactful, with an exuberant spirit. Menswear comprises a coat, Palace jacket, suit (split into separates), down-padded outerwear, bowling sets and tracksuit sets.     The Gucci Ken Scott collaboration is also applied to shoes. For men, the look is sporty and casual; a black cotton base fabric has been printed with contrasting gold lettering – the initials KS and GG – mixed with gold and silver flowers. This material also features for the Gucci Tennis 1977 in lace-up and slip-on models, and the Pursuit slide. The lace-up Tennis shoe also features the green-red-green House Web stripe. Then for another version of the Pursuit, and a Screener sneaker, a bright Ken Scott floral print called ‘Giardino d’Aprile’, translated as ‘April Garden’displaying a combination of bright flowers, makes a powerful impact. The Screener sneaker has blue heels and a blue-red-blue House Web stripe, while the floral Pursuit slide features a large blue interlocking GG on each shoe.     For women’s shoes and boots there are four different Ken Scott prints (‘Giardino d’Aprile’, ’Zia’, ‘Jenni’ and ‘Pomponica’), all featuring bright combinations of flowers in different colours, and all detailed with micro Ken Scott and Gucci script logos. These have been applied to a fabric base to create the materials for a number of footwear styles: sneakers (Rhyton, Ace and Screener), slides, loafers (Princetown and Jordaan), flats and high boots.     Ken Scott’s vibrant floral prints with their ‘70s vibe have also been used for silk and soft accessories and applied to a variety of pieces with different functions: silk carrés have been developed in different sizes, from small (70x70 cm), to classic (90x90 cm), to maxi (140x140 cm), in order to maximise the visibility of Scott’s prints. Furthermore, the offer is completed by colourful ribbons, cosy and refined shawls and stoles, headbands in lamé or cotton and characterful baseball caps and bucket hats. Today Ken Scott is a brand of Mantero, the renowned textile company, and designs from Scott’s rich archive are preserved by the Ken Scott Foundation, now based in Como.     CAMPAIGN CREDITS:   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Mark Peckmezian Hair Stylist:  Alex Brownsell Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver Gucci announces the launch of a selection of special pieces in its Epilogue collection incorporating the work of American fashion designer Ken Scott, who resided in Milan in the 60s and 70s, where he created his colourful patterned fabrics and line.     Given the name ‘the gardener of fashion’ he favoured large scale flowers in his creations including peonies, roses, poppies and sunflowers. Designs from Scott’s rich archive appear on Epilogue’s clothing and accessories for men and women. Colour and floral patterns define the looks. The prints turn up unexpectedly on fleeces, on down jackets, evening gowns, as well as silk accessories including headbands and printed on bags.     “Ken Scott was a really great creator of fabrics,” Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele says, “he mapped out flowers with romanticism and flowers into pop culture. He treated flowers like shop signs, he multiplied them, turned them into something that stood out. I like his work because I am obsessed with floral prints.”     Launching on February 18th and set in a decorated room filled with different patterns and floral arrangements, a dedicated campaign, conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by photographer Mark Peckmezian, highlights this range of pieces. The Ken Scott patterns were taken from the products to create and customize the wallpaper, curtains, tablecloths and cushions, transforming the atmosphere in an overwhelming world of intense colours and clashing prints.     To celebrate the launch of the Ken Scott pieces, the Gucci Podcast will launch a special episode featuring writer, academic, critic and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts London Shahidha Bari who narrates a story about the American designer’s life, his work and his legacy in contemporary fashion.       Womenswear items featuring decorative motifs from Scott’s archive include a coat, T-shirts, sweatshirts, underwear, a top, pants, skirts, two blazers, shirts and a number of flowing dresses. All are bright, colourful and impactful, with an exuberant spirit. Menswear comprises a coat, Palace jacket, suit (split into separates), down-padded outerwear, bowling sets and tracksuit sets.     The Gucci Ken Scott collaboration is also applied to shoes. For men, the look is sporty and casual; a black cotton base fabric has been printed with contrasting gold lettering – the initials KS and GG – mixed with gold and silver flowers. This material also features for the Gucci Tennis 1977 in lace-up and slip-on models, and the Pursuit slide. The lace-up Tennis shoe also features the green-red-green House Web stripe. Then for another version of the Pursuit, and a Screener sneaker, a bright Ken Scott floral print called ‘Giardino d’Aprile’, translated as ‘April Garden’displaying a combination of bright flowers, makes a powerful impact. The Screener sneaker has blue heels and a blue-red-blue House Web stripe, while the floral Pursuit slide features a large blue interlocking GG on each shoe.     For women’s shoes and boots there are four different Ken Scott prints (‘Giardino d’Aprile’, ’Zia’, ‘Jenni’ and ‘Pomponica’), all featuring bright combinations of flowers in different colours, and all detailed with micro Ken Scott and Gucci script logos. These have been applied to a fabric base to create the materials for a number of footwear styles: sneakers (Rhyton, Ace and Screener), slides, loafers (Princetown and Jordaan), flats and high boots.     Ken Scott’s vibrant floral prints with their ‘70s vibe have also been used for silk and soft accessories and applied to a variety of pieces with different functions: silk carrés have been developed in different sizes, from small (70x70 cm), to classic (90x90 cm), to maxi (140x140 cm), in order to maximise the visibility of Scott’s prints. Furthermore, the offer is completed by colourful ribbons, cosy and refined shawls and stoles, headbands in lamé or cotton and characterful baseball caps and bucket hats. Today Ken Scott is a brand of Mantero, the renowned textile company, and designs from Scott’s rich archive are preserved by the Ken Scott Foundation, now based in Como.     CAMPAIGN CREDITS:   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Mark Peckmezian Hair Stylist:  Alex Brownsell Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver

VERSACE INTRODUCES LA MEDUSA BAG
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VERSACE INTRODUCES LA MEDUSA BAG

Accessories Versace’s latest accessories line is inspired by the brand’s ultimate muse: Medusa.     Medusa is a unique icon of beauty. Once the most beautiful woman in Athens, she was widely desired by everyone who laid eyes on her. She’s a historic example of unapologetic attitude and fearless self-belief. Used throughout ancient art as a token to scare off negativity, she ensures good vibes only.  Medusa is an instantly recognizable symbol of the Versace brand. Each La Medusa handbag is adorned with a Medusa-head plaque – the same plaque that was discovered on the doors of Via Gesù 12: Versace’s first headquarters in Milan.     La Medusa handbags exude positivity through a range of bold shades, but there’s one color that truly defines the line: the DV Blue. Donatella Versace worked to create the perfect shade of blue, inspired by nature and designed to bring happiness to the wearer.     “Blue is my favorite color because for me it represents freedom. When I am in the sea, I feel free. When I’m surrounded by elements of nature and clear blue skies, I feel truly happy and all that is wrong in the world disappears. The world becomes blue.” Donatella Versace     Versace is a proud Italian brand and all La Medusa handbags are made in Italy from premium leather. The softest leather is selected to create a slouchy and unstructured finish – giving the bag a modern and youthful feel. Versace’s latest accessories line is inspired by the brand’s ultimate muse: Medusa.     Medusa is a unique icon of beauty. Once the most beautiful woman in Athens, she was widely desired by everyone who laid eyes on her. She’s a historic example of unapologetic attitude and fearless self-belief. Used throughout ancient art as a token to scare off negativity, she ensures good vibes only.  Medusa is an instantly recognizable symbol of the Versace brand. Each La Medusa handbag is adorned with a Medusa-head plaque – the same plaque that was discovered on the doors of Via Gesù 12: Versace’s first headquarters in Milan.     La Medusa handbags exude positivity through a range of bold shades, but there’s one color that truly defines the line: the DV Blue. Donatella Versace worked to create the perfect shade of blue, inspired by nature and designed to bring happiness to the wearer.     “Blue is my favorite color because for me it represents freedom. When I am in the sea, I feel free. When I’m surrounded by elements of nature and clear blue skies, I feel truly happy and all that is wrong in the world disappears. The world becomes blue.” Donatella Versace     Versace is a proud Italian brand and all La Medusa handbags are made in Italy from premium leather. The softest leather is selected to create a slouchy and unstructured finish – giving the bag a modern and youthful feel.

DIOR presents the new campaign for Spring & Summer
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DIOR presents the new campaign for Spring & Summer

Fashion Symbols of a committed reflection on fashion’s origins and the significance of the cut, Spring-Summer 2021 ready-to-wear looks by Maria Grazia Chiuri are revealed in a series of striking photographs. Celebrating excellence in savoir-faire and creation in all its forms – from Virginia Woolf’s feminist essays to militant collages by Lucia Marcucci that enhanced the staging of the show –, the collection is captured in a campaign brimming with the unique power of painting. Inspired by Caravaggio’s mastery of chiaroscuro, these photos highlight silhouettes with an almost sacred aura of mystery, like icons in a painting, punctuated with shimmering shades of blue, red and gold. Captured by the photographer Elina Kechicheva, these images sublimate Dior codes reinvented with a new language, combining precious embroideries with paisley motifs and floral designs that blossom on dresses and trousers, as well as the essential Dior BookTote. Light, fluid pieces take on the deep blue of denim, while the revisited men's shirt is combined with the Dior Palto jacket, freeing movement with grace and elegance, alongside the irresistible Dior Caro bag. Virtuoso compositions that reveal and exalt the infinite possibilities of the art of couture.   Symbols of a committed reflection on fashion’s origins and the significance of the cut, Spring-Summer 2021 ready-to-wear looks by Maria Grazia Chiuri are revealed in a series of striking photographs. Celebrating excellence in savoir-faire and creation in all its forms – from Virginia Woolf’s feminist essays to militant collages by Lucia Marcucci that enhanced the staging of the show –, the collection is captured in a campaign brimming with the unique power of painting. Inspired by Caravaggio’s mastery of chiaroscuro, these photos highlight silhouettes with an almost sacred aura of mystery, like icons in a painting, punctuated with shimmering shades of blue, red and gold. Captured by the photographer Elina Kechicheva, these images sublimate Dior codes reinvented with a new language, combining precious embroideries with paisley motifs and floral designs that blossom on dresses and trousers, as well as the essential Dior BookTote. Light, fluid pieces take on the deep blue of denim, while the revisited men's shirt is combined with the Dior Palto jacket, freeing movement with grace and elegance, alongside the irresistible Dior Caro bag. Virtuoso compositions that reveal and exalt the infinite possibilities of the art of couture.  

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PORSCHE X BOSS SPRING/SUMMER 2021 CAPSULE COLLECTION
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PORSCHE X BOSS SPRING/SUMMER 2021 CAPSULE COLLECTION

Fashion For the fifth season of the successful collaboration, Porsche and BOSS reveal their Spring/Summer 2021 menswear collection, combining their passion for quality and design.     This latest Porsche x BOSS collaboration is directly inspired by the aesthetic and design language of the sportscar brand and its products. Just as Porsche brings elegance and power to performance vehicles, BOSS adds a touch of its tailoring expertise to relaxed pieces. Precision, control and confidence define the look.     Sleek detailing such as curved seams and panels of color on the clothes echo those of a sports car. From the advanced construction of the outerwear and the contrast sleeves of the knitwear to the covered plackets on the shirts, each element offers precisely engineered style.     Pieces such as the bomber jacket, shirts, polos and jeans can be mixed and matched into formal or casual looks, making this a highly adaptable capsule. A restrained color palette, focused on black, white and grey tones shot through with an energetic blue, ensures that it will also fit seamlessly into existing wardrobes.     Leather and windbreaker jackets complete the collection alongside sweatshirts and hoodies, offering more casual options to fuel stylish time off.     The shoot that accompanies the collection emphasizes the power of carefully calibrated design. With a white Porsche Taycan Turbo S shot against a white background, the silhouette and design details of the car and clothes come into sharp focus. For the fifth season of the successful collaboration, Porsche and BOSS reveal their Spring/Summer 2021 menswear collection, combining their passion for quality and design.     This latest Porsche x BOSS collaboration is directly inspired by the aesthetic and design language of the sportscar brand and its products. Just as Porsche brings elegance and power to performance vehicles, BOSS adds a touch of its tailoring expertise to relaxed pieces. Precision, control and confidence define the look.     Sleek detailing such as curved seams and panels of color on the clothes echo those of a sports car. From the advanced construction of the outerwear and the contrast sleeves of the knitwear to the covered plackets on the shirts, each element offers precisely engineered style.     Pieces such as the bomber jacket, shirts, polos and jeans can be mixed and matched into formal or casual looks, making this a highly adaptable capsule. A restrained color palette, focused on black, white and grey tones shot through with an energetic blue, ensures that it will also fit seamlessly into existing wardrobes.     Leather and windbreaker jackets complete the collection alongside sweatshirts and hoodies, offering more casual options to fuel stylish time off.     The shoot that accompanies the collection emphasizes the power of carefully calibrated design. With a white Porsche Taycan Turbo S shot against a white background, the silhouette and design details of the car and clothes come into sharp focus.

KROST AND FILA DEBUT LIMITED EDITION FOOTWEAR COLLABORATION
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KROST AND FILA DEBUT LIMITED EDITION FOOTWEAR COLLABORATION

Accessories New York based apparel brand, KROST, collaborates with iconic sportstyle brand, FILA for the release of their newest footwear silhouette, the Renno sneaker. The innovative design combines nods from FILA’s running and performance history with present day streetwear designs while maintaining the sharp clean aesthetic inherent to KROST.  “Collaborating with such an iconic brand to produce a never before seen silhouette was an incredible milestone for KROST and a significant personal achievement for me, as I grew up seeing my grandfather wear the iconic FILA tracksuits everywhere he went,” says Samuel Krost, Founder & Creative Director of KROST.      Designed in a navy, white and gray colorway, the KROST x FILA Renno was crafted in recycled leather, mixed with materials including nylon, suede, and ripstop mesh. The sneaker is anchored by FILA’s Energized midsole cushioning for added comfort, and completed with a mesh-covered midsole.     The collaboration footwear is highlighted in a unique campaign developed by Samuel Krost, which features activists committed to resolving various social issues from seven different organizations such as Food Bank for New York, BK Community Fridges, March For Our Lives, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Stomp Out Bullying, Encourage Kids Foundation, Freedom March NYC, The Descendants, and advocates committed to the LGBTQ+ Empowerment Movement.  “The goal of the KROST campaign is to highlight the impact of various youth-leaders and bring attention to their causes . By shedding light on these important initiatives, the hope is to encourage this generation to get involved and create similar change.” The objective is to dive deeper into the brand’s story by highlighting the activists who develop & form these powerful movements. KROST views the collaboration with FILA as an opportunity to tell a comprehensive story that emphasizes the immense role unity plays on accomplishing real & meaningful change in the world.       To further push this message, KROST highlighted individuals who are making a real difference through their advocacy, activism, and various grassroots level initiatives. KROST believes that the progressiveness and success of our society can only be achieved through the unconditional support of our friends. The collaboration aims to support each organization through 10% of KROST x FILA Renno sale proceeds as the support of community organizations is a key tenet of KROST’s ethos.     The KROST x FILA Renno is limited to 100 pairs. Priced at $118 and available exclusively on krostnewyork.com beginning on February 12th. New York based apparel brand, KROST, collaborates with iconic sportstyle brand, FILA for the release of their newest footwear silhouette, the Renno sneaker. The innovative design combines nods from FILA’s running and performance history with present day streetwear designs while maintaining the sharp clean aesthetic inherent to KROST.  “Collaborating with such an iconic brand to produce a never before seen silhouette was an incredible milestone for KROST and a significant personal achievement for me, as I grew up seeing my grandfather wear the iconic FILA tracksuits everywhere he went,” says Samuel Krost, Founder & Creative Director of KROST.      Designed in a navy, white and gray colorway, the KROST x FILA Renno was crafted in recycled leather, mixed with materials including nylon, suede, and ripstop mesh. The sneaker is anchored by FILA’s Energized midsole cushioning for added comfort, and completed with a mesh-covered midsole.     The collaboration footwear is highlighted in a unique campaign developed by Samuel Krost, which features activists committed to resolving various social issues from seven different organizations such as Food Bank for New York, BK Community Fridges, March For Our Lives, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Stomp Out Bullying, Encourage Kids Foundation, Freedom March NYC, The Descendants, and advocates committed to the LGBTQ+ Empowerment Movement.  “The goal of the KROST campaign is to highlight the impact of various youth-leaders and bring attention to their causes . By shedding light on these important initiatives, the hope is to encourage this generation to get involved and create similar change.” The objective is to dive deeper into the brand’s story by highlighting the activists who develop & form these powerful movements. KROST views the collaboration with FILA as an opportunity to tell a comprehensive story that emphasizes the immense role unity plays on accomplishing real & meaningful change in the world.       To further push this message, KROST highlighted individuals who are making a real difference through their advocacy, activism, and various grassroots level initiatives. KROST believes that the progressiveness and success of our society can only be achieved through the unconditional support of our friends. The collaboration aims to support each organization through 10% of KROST x FILA Renno sale proceeds as the support of community organizations is a key tenet of KROST’s ethos.     The KROST x FILA Renno is limited to 100 pairs. Priced at $118 and available exclusively on krostnewyork.com beginning on February 12th.

LOEWE launches the new Anagram Jacquard handbag collection
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LOEWE launches the new Anagram Jacquard handbag collection

Accessories Designed by Jonathan Anderson, the ‘Anagram jacquard’ collection sees the LOEWE anagram appear as a pattern and a standalone icon across ve of the house’s bag archetypes: the Hammock, Balloon, Cubi, Horseshoe and the new Anagram tote. The collection weaves the icon into a new, canvas fabric using a special double-warp structure to provide extra de nition and a tactile, 3D effect to the unique hues of anthracite and ecru.     Originally designed in 1970 by Spanish painter Vicente Vela, who took inspiration from the folded metal of branding irons used to mark the leather of cattle, the anagram in the shape of four ‘L‘s has become emblematic of LOEWE’S identity ever since. The design has undergone several changes over the years. In 2013, when Jonathan Anderson joined LOEWE as creative director and undertook an extensive rebranding, the existing baroque style of the anagram received a modern refresh, creating a cleaner, sharper symbol that has been incorporated in product design and across all communications since.     Classic yet contemporary, the Anagram jacquard collection introduces a pattern of repeating anagrams across the fabric of Hammock, Balloon and Cubi bags. With its soft, body-friendly form, the latter in particular takes full advantage of the comfort and practicality offered by the lightweight, yet durable, canvas jacquard, and the adjustable leather shoulder straps available in two lengths.     Horseshoes and Anagram totes offer a different approach, presenting the kaleidoscopic emblem as a standalone icon in the centre of the bags. Intricately hand-crafted by the artisans of LOEWE’s ateliers in Spain, the Anagram jacquard collection is available in the complimentary colourways of ecru with tan calfskin trim, and anthracite against matt black calfskin. Each piece is nished with LOEWE ‘Made in Spain’ branding embossed in gold on the inside of their leather straps, reminding us of its heritage, and the history behind it.     The Anagram jacquard collection will be available from 11 February, 2021.     #LOEWE #LOEWEAnagram Designed by Jonathan Anderson, the ‘Anagram jacquard’ collection sees the LOEWE anagram appear as a pattern and a standalone icon across ve of the house’s bag archetypes: the Hammock, Balloon, Cubi, Horseshoe and the new Anagram tote. The collection weaves the icon into a new, canvas fabric using a special double-warp structure to provide extra de nition and a tactile, 3D effect to the unique hues of anthracite and ecru.     Originally designed in 1970 by Spanish painter Vicente Vela, who took inspiration from the folded metal of branding irons used to mark the leather of cattle, the anagram in the shape of four ‘L‘s has become emblematic of LOEWE’S identity ever since. The design has undergone several changes over the years. In 2013, when Jonathan Anderson joined LOEWE as creative director and undertook an extensive rebranding, the existing baroque style of the anagram received a modern refresh, creating a cleaner, sharper symbol that has been incorporated in product design and across all communications since.     Classic yet contemporary, the Anagram jacquard collection introduces a pattern of repeating anagrams across the fabric of Hammock, Balloon and Cubi bags. With its soft, body-friendly form, the latter in particular takes full advantage of the comfort and practicality offered by the lightweight, yet durable, canvas jacquard, and the adjustable leather shoulder straps available in two lengths.     Horseshoes and Anagram totes offer a different approach, presenting the kaleidoscopic emblem as a standalone icon in the centre of the bags. Intricately hand-crafted by the artisans of LOEWE’s ateliers in Spain, the Anagram jacquard collection is available in the complimentary colourways of ecru with tan calfskin trim, and anthracite against matt black calfskin. Each piece is nished with LOEWE ‘Made in Spain’ branding embossed in gold on the inside of their leather straps, reminding us of its heritage, and the history behind it.     The Anagram jacquard collection will be available from 11 February, 2021.     #LOEWE #LOEWEAnagram

BALLY has opened its only shop in Belgium at Maasmechelen Village
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BALLY has opened its only shop in Belgium at Maasmechelen Village

Fashion Bally recently opened its doors offering a broad selection of small leather goods, shoes, bags and ready-to-wear for him and for her, with one only stand-alone Bally boutique situated in Maasmechelen Village.     Born in Switzerland in 1851, Bally is one of the world's longstanding luxury brands. Proud to be leather architects founded by Carl Franz Bally, their DNA as skilled shoemakers marries a heritage of craftsmanship with a decidedly contemporary aesthetic.     Today, the brand offers unique designs across shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear, driven by a dedication to craftsmanship and a contemporary aesthetic.      Bally dares to be different, always designing with longevity in mind. The Bally team of multi-generational artisans based in Caslano, Switzerland, handcraft styles with consistency and care, embodying theirdedicated approach to making shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear.   Inspired by modern architecture and the arts, Bally strives to design beautiful products with relevance and restraint. Using clean lines and a signature edge, their houses signifiers, like the classic red-and-white Bally Stripe or the symmetrical 1851 hardware.     A perfect way to get away in our own country and combine a luxurious afternoon in Maasmechelen Village with an experience to discover the opening of Maasmechelen Village latest Bally boutique opening.     Further information on Maasmechelen Village can be found here: https://www.tbvsc.com/maasmechelen-village/nl Bally recently opened its doors offering a broad selection of small leather goods, shoes, bags and ready-to-wear for him and for her, with one only stand-alone Bally boutique situated in Maasmechelen Village.     Born in Switzerland in 1851, Bally is one of the world's longstanding luxury brands. Proud to be leather architects founded by Carl Franz Bally, their DNA as skilled shoemakers marries a heritage of craftsmanship with a decidedly contemporary aesthetic.     Today, the brand offers unique designs across shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear, driven by a dedication to craftsmanship and a contemporary aesthetic.      Bally dares to be different, always designing with longevity in mind. The Bally team of multi-generational artisans based in Caslano, Switzerland, handcraft styles with consistency and care, embodying theirdedicated approach to making shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear.   Inspired by modern architecture and the arts, Bally strives to design beautiful products with relevance and restraint. Using clean lines and a signature edge, their houses signifiers, like the classic red-and-white Bally Stripe or the symmetrical 1851 hardware.     A perfect way to get away in our own country and combine a luxurious afternoon in Maasmechelen Village with an experience to discover the opening of Maasmechelen Village latest Bally boutique opening.     Further information on Maasmechelen Village can be found here: https://www.tbvsc.com/maasmechelen-village/nl

OFF-WHITE™ LAUNCHES NEW ACCESSORY INSPIRED BY VIRGIL ABLOH’S ORIGINAL “METEOR SHOWER” CONCEPT: THE “BURROW BAG”
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OFF-WHITE™ LAUNCHES NEW ACCESSORY INSPIRED BY VIRGIL ABLOH’S ORIGINAL “METEOR SHOWER” CONCEPT: THE “BURROW BAG”

Accessories Off-White™ proudly announces the premiere of its brand new “Burrow Bag” line.     Debuting with a shoulder bag that will quickly be followed by a tote, the Burrow Bag concept is an elevated evolution of the “Meteor Shower” premises previously introduced by Off-White™ founder and creative director Virgil Abloh. These new carriers keep Off-White’s signature circular cutouts, which recall both swiss cheese holes and meteor shower craters, yet they are now imagined in more luxurious treatments with modern handcraftsmanship and voluminous touches. Ultimately, this punctured motif becomes more and more established within the Off-White™ visual canon; the bold graphic impact makes a memorable impression, and it both captures and reflects the attitude of its confident, strong and powerful wearer.   Model one, the Burrow Shoulder Bag 22, dropped on February 2nd, 2021. The item was released during the label’s combined-gender Spring/Summer 2021 digital “Imaginary TV” presentation. Colors options include black, white, red, camel and ocher yellow. Initially, the Burrow Shoulder Bag 22 was the only item from the presentation available for purchase.     With a complex construction and new nappa and suede leather finishes, along with adjustable leather straps and a detachable chain accent, the Burrow Shoulder Bag combines technical acuity with an elegant-yet-eclectic aesthetic. The base features a raised curve, as a hole cutout perforates the bottom portion of the bag. But this design feature does not sacrifice much by way of function; the Burrow Shoulder Bag has room for a wallet, cell phone and other outing necessities. This design also features more volume; the closure and body feature a slight “puff,” adding dimension to the bag’s lines and silhouette. Inside, a card-holder pocket features Off-White’s “Swimming Logo” in gold foil, as well as a “Made in Italy” stamp. Both the hardware, which features more Off-White™ markings, and the leather builds have a minimally aged effect, adding a patina of sophistication to the contemporary shape.   The Burrow Tote bag will follow in March. It will be available in two sizes, and both come unlined, keeping the carrier light and portable. More information will be released about the Burrow Tote as its drop date approaches.     The Burrow Shoulder Bag retails for $1,345 / 995€ and is now available, following the Off-White™ Spring/Summer 2021 presentation, at Farfetch.com, www.off---white.com, Off-White™ brick-and-mortar stores, and Off-White™ retail partners. Off-White™ proudly announces the premiere of its brand new “Burrow Bag” line.     Debuting with a shoulder bag that will quickly be followed by a tote, the Burrow Bag concept is an elevated evolution of the “Meteor Shower” premises previously introduced by Off-White™ founder and creative director Virgil Abloh. These new carriers keep Off-White’s signature circular cutouts, which recall both swiss cheese holes and meteor shower craters, yet they are now imagined in more luxurious treatments with modern handcraftsmanship and voluminous touches. Ultimately, this punctured motif becomes more and more established within the Off-White™ visual canon; the bold graphic impact makes a memorable impression, and it both captures and reflects the attitude of its confident, strong and powerful wearer.   Model one, the Burrow Shoulder Bag 22, dropped on February 2nd, 2021. The item was released during the label’s combined-gender Spring/Summer 2021 digital “Imaginary TV” presentation. Colors options include black, white, red, camel and ocher yellow. Initially, the Burrow Shoulder Bag 22 was the only item from the presentation available for purchase.     With a complex construction and new nappa and suede leather finishes, along with adjustable leather straps and a detachable chain accent, the Burrow Shoulder Bag combines technical acuity with an elegant-yet-eclectic aesthetic. The base features a raised curve, as a hole cutout perforates the bottom portion of the bag. But this design feature does not sacrifice much by way of function; the Burrow Shoulder Bag has room for a wallet, cell phone and other outing necessities. This design also features more volume; the closure and body feature a slight “puff,” adding dimension to the bag’s lines and silhouette. Inside, a card-holder pocket features Off-White’s “Swimming Logo” in gold foil, as well as a “Made in Italy” stamp. Both the hardware, which features more Off-White™ markings, and the leather builds have a minimally aged effect, adding a patina of sophistication to the contemporary shape.   The Burrow Tote bag will follow in March. It will be available in two sizes, and both come unlined, keeping the carrier light and portable. More information will be released about the Burrow Tote as its drop date approaches.     The Burrow Shoulder Bag retails for $1,345 / 995€ and is now available, following the Off-White™ Spring/Summer 2021 presentation, at Farfetch.com, www.off---white.com, Off-White™ brick-and-mortar stores, and Off-White™ retail partners.

GUESS?, INC LAUNCHES GUESS ORIGINALS x PLEASURES DREW BARRYMORE COLLECTION
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GUESS?, INC LAUNCHES GUESS ORIGINALS x PLEASURES DREW BARRYMORE COLLECTION

Fashion This Spring 2021, GUESS?, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of GUESS Originals x PLEASURES Drew Barrymore capsule. The 36-piece PLEASURES capsule offers a selection of men’s and women’s styles printed with iconic ‘90s GUESS campaign imagery featuring Drew Barrymore. The collection will be sold at select GUESS stores and guess.eu from March.       PLEASURES, a Los Angeles based streetwear brand founded by Alex James and Vlad Elkin in 2015, is known for its punk, metal and grunge leanings. Since its launch, PLEASURES has been collaborating with other world-famous fashion brands.     “This is our third collaborative release with GUESS and our largest range to date.” said PLEASURES founders, Alex James and Vlad Elkin. “With each collection, we keep pushing the boundaries while maintaining the heritage of GUESS. Drew is an American Icon.”     The GUESS Originals x PLEASURES capsule is built around timeless Drew Barrymore GUESS campaign imagery from 1993 by Wayne Maser, featuring unreleased photographs. The 1993 campaign was shot just as Drew was transitioning from a child star into her own as an adult. Around the time of the campaign, her whole look and personality transformed from innocent and youthful to extremely edgy and grown.      “The idea for the Drew Barrymore capsule started 3 years ago on another project with PLEASURES,” said Director of Brand Partnerships at GUESS, Nicolai Marciano. “There has been such an overwhelming number of people who mention her ‘93 campaign when they discuss GUESS’s most memorable work. In comparison to other legacy models we have worked with in the past, the time period of Drew’s career felt like the perfect unexpected moment of nostalgia to introduce to a new generation of GUESS fans.”     The collection features iconic polka dot and denim print from the ‘90s archive. Re-introducing the denim jacket set and sweat suit, GUESS wanted to juxtapose modern silhouettes with vintage Drew Barrymore images. The 36-style capsule features an assortment of styles for men and women in red, white and black colors.       The men’s offering includes a denim top and pant set, hoodies, crewneck and joggers set, button-down and t-shirts ranging from 39 Euro – 99 Euro.  The women’s offering includes a selection of baby tees, rib tank tops, an oversized tee, and hoodie along with a jacket and pant denim set which is made with a heavy enzyme wash, creating a vintage feel in the denim.  The women’s collection ranges from 29 Euro – 129 Euro.  To round out the collection accessories in the form of hats, totes, socks and sunglasses range from 12 Euro – 79 Euro. This Spring 2021, GUESS?, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of GUESS Originals x PLEASURES Drew Barrymore capsule. The 36-piece PLEASURES capsule offers a selection of men’s and women’s styles printed with iconic ‘90s GUESS campaign imagery featuring Drew Barrymore. The collection will be sold at select GUESS stores and guess.eu from March.       PLEASURES, a Los Angeles based streetwear brand founded by Alex James and Vlad Elkin in 2015, is known for its punk, metal and grunge leanings. Since its launch, PLEASURES has been collaborating with other world-famous fashion brands.     “This is our third collaborative release with GUESS and our largest range to date.” said PLEASURES founders, Alex James and Vlad Elkin. “With each collection, we keep pushing the boundaries while maintaining the heritage of GUESS. Drew is an American Icon.”     The GUESS Originals x PLEASURES capsule is built around timeless Drew Barrymore GUESS campaign imagery from 1993 by Wayne Maser, featuring unreleased photographs. The 1993 campaign was shot just as Drew was transitioning from a child star into her own as an adult. Around the time of the campaign, her whole look and personality transformed from innocent and youthful to extremely edgy and grown.      “The idea for the Drew Barrymore capsule started 3 years ago on another project with PLEASURES,” said Director of Brand Partnerships at GUESS, Nicolai Marciano. “There has been such an overwhelming number of people who mention her ‘93 campaign when they discuss GUESS’s most memorable work. In comparison to other legacy models we have worked with in the past, the time period of Drew’s career felt like the perfect unexpected moment of nostalgia to introduce to a new generation of GUESS fans.”     The collection features iconic polka dot and denim print from the ‘90s archive. Re-introducing the denim jacket set and sweat suit, GUESS wanted to juxtapose modern silhouettes with vintage Drew Barrymore images. The 36-style capsule features an assortment of styles for men and women in red, white and black colors.       The men’s offering includes a denim top and pant set, hoodies, crewneck and joggers set, button-down and t-shirts ranging from 39 Euro – 99 Euro.  The women’s offering includes a selection of baby tees, rib tank tops, an oversized tee, and hoodie along with a jacket and pant denim set which is made with a heavy enzyme wash, creating a vintage feel in the denim.  The women’s collection ranges from 29 Euro – 129 Euro.  To round out the collection accessories in the form of hats, totes, socks and sunglasses range from 12 Euro – 79 Euro.

DIOR PRESENTS THE SAVOIR-FAIRE OF THE DIOR -ID SNEAKERS
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DIOR PRESENTS THE SAVOIR-FAIRE OF THE DIOR -ID SNEAKERS

Accessories Combining vintage inspiration and a bold modern edge, Dior-ID sneakers enhance any look with their contemporary allure. Embodying excellence of craftsmanship, they are designed in the heart of the House’s workshops in Italy’s Veneto region. Perpetuating a virtuoso savoir-faire, the petites mains assemble different inserts in smooth calf leather, subtly combining them with rubber-coated versions. Celebrating the art of detail, an embossed gold “Dior-ID” signature takes on a three-dimensional effect, while the heel, tongue and thin side strap are colored blue, nude, green or red – matching the stitching on the upper. A thick, textured sole completes these exceptional creations, reinvented in these new shades for the spring-summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection.   Combining vintage inspiration and a bold modern edge, Dior-ID sneakers enhance any look with their contemporary allure. Embodying excellence of craftsmanship, they are designed in the heart of the House’s workshops in Italy’s Veneto region. Perpetuating a virtuoso savoir-faire, the petites mains assemble different inserts in smooth calf leather, subtly combining them with rubber-coated versions. Celebrating the art of detail, an embossed gold “Dior-ID” signature takes on a three-dimensional effect, while the heel, tongue and thin side strap are colored blue, nude, green or red – matching the stitching on the upper. A thick, textured sole completes these exceptional creations, reinvented in these new shades for the spring-summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection.  

Parajumpers presents the Spring / Summer 2021 Campaign
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Parajumpers presents the Spring / Summer 2021 Campaign

Fashion The characters that tell the story of this collection are artists, from photographers to filmmakers, from writers to actors and chefs. Their journey is paved with creativity and inspiration gathered from the world around them, whether it be the people they meet or the nature that surrounds them.     Italian-born luxury outerwear brand Parajumpers launches the new Spring-Summer 2021 collection campaign and focuses on the creative and artistic journey of the characters. The campaign combines floral and natural elements, with a mixture of bright and desaturated colours, embracing the feelings of lightness and rebirth that the spring evokes. The collection focuses on innovation and design, implementing the colour selection and the fabric choice, creating pieces that withstand the passing of time and trends.     The characters that tell the story of this collection are artists, from photographers to filmmakers, from writers to actors and chefs. Their journey is paved with creativity and inspiration gathered from the world around them, whether it be the people they meet or the nature that surrounds them.     Italian-born luxury outerwear brand Parajumpers launches the new Spring-Summer 2021 collection campaign and focuses on the creative and artistic journey of the characters. The campaign combines floral and natural elements, with a mixture of bright and desaturated colours, embracing the feelings of lightness and rebirth that the spring evokes. The collection focuses on innovation and design, implementing the colour selection and the fabric choice, creating pieces that withstand the passing of time and trends.    

DIESEL CELEBRATES REAL LOVE THROUGH DEEP PERSONAL  CONNECTION IN ITS LATEST CAMPAIGN,   “WHEN TOGETHER”
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DIESEL CELEBRATES REAL LOVE THROUGH DEEP PERSONAL CONNECTION IN ITS LATEST CAMPAIGN, “WHEN TOGETHER”

Fashion A portrait of desire, with absence fueling the fire.    DIESEL presents “When Together,” a short film featuring eight real-life couples physically and emotionally reconnecting in bliss following periods of absence from each other’s lives. Whether isolated from one another by walls, streets, borders, or seas, it is time apart that has fueled longing, desire and the subsequent ecstasy of being back together. Something captured here through DIESEL’s daring lens: real, raw and intimate. Combined, they embody every form of love. “When Together” is the first campaign formulated under DIESEL Creative Director Glenn Martens. Deep down, it’s about looking forward to a world in which true connection may occur once again, without fear and without angst. A portrait of desire, with absence fueling the fire.    DIESEL presents “When Together,” a short film featuring eight real-life couples physically and emotionally reconnecting in bliss following periods of absence from each other’s lives. Whether isolated from one another by walls, streets, borders, or seas, it is time apart that has fueled longing, desire and the subsequent ecstasy of being back together. Something captured here through DIESEL’s daring lens: real, raw and intimate. Combined, they embody every form of love. “When Together” is the first campaign formulated under DIESEL Creative Director Glenn Martens. Deep down, it’s about looking forward to a world in which true connection may occur once again, without fear and without angst.

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