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Alexander McQueen - Tread Slick
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Alexander McQueen - Tread Slick

Accessories Alexander McQueen is pleased to announce a new initiative inviting a group of photographers based all over the world to capture the house’s signature Tread Slick boot, taking inspiration from the natural world. Always central to the McQueen universe, now more than ever the beauty and strength of nature and its ability to adapt and regenerate is a symbol of hope for the future. Photographers included are both long-standing McQueen collaborators and emerging talent. The brief to each of them was the same: to shoot the Tread Slick boot in an environment that means something to them personally.     Those taking part are: Katie Burnett, Max Farago, Gwen Trannoy, Charlie Gates, Malick Bodian, William Waterworth Alexander McQueen is pleased to announce a new initiative inviting a group of photographers based all over the world to capture the house’s signature Tread Slick boot, taking inspiration from the natural world. Always central to the McQueen universe, now more than ever the beauty and strength of nature and its ability to adapt and regenerate is a symbol of hope for the future. Photographers included are both long-standing McQueen collaborators and emerging talent. The brief to each of them was the same: to shoot the Tread Slick boot in an environment that means something to them personally.     Those taking part are: Katie Burnett, Max Farago, Gwen Trannoy, Charlie Gates, Malick Bodian, William Waterworth

LOEWE WOMEN’S SPRING SUMMER 2022
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LOEWE WOMEN’S SPRING SUMMER 2022

Fashion Week "Neurotic, psychedelic, completely hysterical". The LOEWE Spring Summer 2022 collection is an experimental statement that marks a point of departure, and opens a new chapter. Provocation, sensuality, movement and amusement break up the LOEWE mould. In devising a vision rooted in the moment, creative director Jonathan Anderson looks at the mannerist, hysterical world of Renaissance painter Pontormo, exploring notions of draping, sculpting and colour by way of torsions, diversions and distortions. The new beginning becomes a renaissance of sorts.     The line is vertical. The body is twisted, turned, contorted. Long dresses protrude in unexpected places, metal plates are integrated into coats and dresses, drawing an altered body, augmenting the reality of dressing into another dimension. Capes like wings de ne erotic manga characters, while draped elements hang, fall, turn all over. Denim, too, is treated in sculptural ways, while sequins and ounces are a moment of shimmer and utter. Long dresses emanate from torsos cast in resin. Reduction is the byword: silhouettes are divided in chapters, building up moments that add nuance to a vision of the now.     Dresses with 3D metal wire elements underneath. Trench coats. Draped tops, dresses and leggings. Giant trousers and blousons; twisted denim jackets and skirts. Sequin slip dresses with ounces. Sequin miniskirts and jumpers. Elongated sleeves and culottes. Revealing holes and slits.     Pumps and sandals have ready-made heels - soap bars, candles, eggs, a nail polish, a rose - as to suggest fragility and spontaneity. The Flow runner comes in a compostable plastic version that reveals the feet. Soft teddy bear fabric boots fall loosely around the ankle. Bags include a draped Goya long clutch and the Flamenco in teddy bear fabric. The curvaceous LOEWE Luna bag comes in smooth leather and in Anagram jacquard. The Hammock Nugget in nappa calf adds new proportions to an enduring LOEWE style. Colourful sterling silver bracelets decorate the wrist.     New archetypes are de ned. A collection that asks to be seen owing in movement, as experimentation unfolds on living bodies in a real space.     #LOEWE #LOEWESS22 "Neurotic, psychedelic, completely hysterical". The LOEWE Spring Summer 2022 collection is an experimental statement that marks a point of departure, and opens a new chapter. Provocation, sensuality, movement and amusement break up the LOEWE mould. In devising a vision rooted in the moment, creative director Jonathan Anderson looks at the mannerist, hysterical world of Renaissance painter Pontormo, exploring notions of draping, sculpting and colour by way of torsions, diversions and distortions. The new beginning becomes a renaissance of sorts.     The line is vertical. The body is twisted, turned, contorted. Long dresses protrude in unexpected places, metal plates are integrated into coats and dresses, drawing an altered body, augmenting the reality of dressing into another dimension. Capes like wings de ne erotic manga characters, while draped elements hang, fall, turn all over. Denim, too, is treated in sculptural ways, while sequins and ounces are a moment of shimmer and utter. Long dresses emanate from torsos cast in resin. Reduction is the byword: silhouettes are divided in chapters, building up moments that add nuance to a vision of the now.     Dresses with 3D metal wire elements underneath. Trench coats. Draped tops, dresses and leggings. Giant trousers and blousons; twisted denim jackets and skirts. Sequin slip dresses with ounces. Sequin miniskirts and jumpers. Elongated sleeves and culottes. Revealing holes and slits.     Pumps and sandals have ready-made heels - soap bars, candles, eggs, a nail polish, a rose - as to suggest fragility and spontaneity. The Flow runner comes in a compostable plastic version that reveals the feet. Soft teddy bear fabric boots fall loosely around the ankle. Bags include a draped Goya long clutch and the Flamenco in teddy bear fabric. The curvaceous LOEWE Luna bag comes in smooth leather and in Anagram jacquard. The Hammock Nugget in nappa calf adds new proportions to an enduring LOEWE style. Colourful sterling silver bracelets decorate the wrist.     New archetypes are de ned. A collection that asks to be seen owing in movement, as experimentation unfolds on living bodies in a real space.     #LOEWE #LOEWESS22

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Acne Studios presents the Women’s Spring & Summer 2022 collection
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Acne Studios presents the Women’s Spring & Summer 2022 collection

Fashion Week The clash of handcrafted historical pieces with a hyper futuristic attitude. A collection about self-identity and instinct, an experimentation that has always been the heart of Acne Studios.     “We live in the age of self-identity, of instinct and experimentation. The look is provocative and hard, yet is grounded in handcrafts that are then subverted,” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.     Finding strength in contrast, there are four main themes: chi on matched with leather; plaid contrasted with lingerie; crochet and knits that are toughened up; handcrafted corsets that are exploded and unleashed. It’s about a juxtaposition of grandeur with erce energy, and the possibilities of play.     Chi on shirts have an etched baroque print, held by ties at the neck and chest, and trailing from the oversized cu . Aged leather button-fronted mini skirts have buckled belts attached, like the straps of a saddle. A high-necked long sleeve short leather dress is patchworked from purposefully irregular rectangles, with corset lacing that holds an open seam from armhole to hem. Just as strong is a full lengthprinted chi on dress, its keyhole decolletage held by ties.     Panels of plaid are applied to a mesh base to create a little jacket with jewelled buttons, worn with a soft jersey rib skirt that plays with lingerie detailing, like hook and eye fastenings and suspenders. Sheer jersey socks continue the story, with corset lacing that goes all the way to the knee. A tank top is cut from a plaidshirt, matched with a rib knit shrug and white leather pants patchworked from a blown-up baroque pattern.     A white o -the-shoulder jumpsuit is knitted in a diamond crochet stitch, the elegance of the necklinecontrasting with the purposeful irregularity of its seams that are whip-stitched together. Silhouettes are subverted, like a portrait neckline cropped jacket in eyelash stitch worn with a little eyelash stitch skirt,while a hand-crocheted little vest is resplendent with crochet owers, echoing the hand-crocheted bags.     Traditionally handmade corsets are cut up and reappropriated, released from constriction but keeping their strength of line. A corset top has attached sleeves, worn with a skirt constructed as if from a corset turned upside down and inside out. A sheer wrapped dress sits under a corset that’s upside down, giving freedomof movement, while an open corset is stitched into a dress fringed with beaded orals, its squared hipscreated from the pattern lines of a bodice.     Jewellery chains, necklaces and charms are as if thrown on, while small leather half-moon bags have wide guitar-like straps. Sunglasses are futuristic, mirroring the ergonomic lines of super high wooden platforms.     The Venezuelan artist Arca has created an original composition for the show, SMOKEBENDING, to capture the sense of performance and occasion. “Arca represents everything this collection is about,” says Johansson, “and it is our honour that she created music especially for this show.” The clash of handcrafted historical pieces with a hyper futuristic attitude. A collection about self-identity and instinct, an experimentation that has always been the heart of Acne Studios.     “We live in the age of self-identity, of instinct and experimentation. The look is provocative and hard, yet is grounded in handcrafts that are then subverted,” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.     Finding strength in contrast, there are four main themes: chi on matched with leather; plaid contrasted with lingerie; crochet and knits that are toughened up; handcrafted corsets that are exploded and unleashed. It’s about a juxtaposition of grandeur with erce energy, and the possibilities of play.     Chi on shirts have an etched baroque print, held by ties at the neck and chest, and trailing from the oversized cu . Aged leather button-fronted mini skirts have buckled belts attached, like the straps of a saddle. A high-necked long sleeve short leather dress is patchworked from purposefully irregular rectangles, with corset lacing that holds an open seam from armhole to hem. Just as strong is a full lengthprinted chi on dress, its keyhole decolletage held by ties.     Panels of plaid are applied to a mesh base to create a little jacket with jewelled buttons, worn with a soft jersey rib skirt that plays with lingerie detailing, like hook and eye fastenings and suspenders. Sheer jersey socks continue the story, with corset lacing that goes all the way to the knee. A tank top is cut from a plaidshirt, matched with a rib knit shrug and white leather pants patchworked from a blown-up baroque pattern.     A white o -the-shoulder jumpsuit is knitted in a diamond crochet stitch, the elegance of the necklinecontrasting with the purposeful irregularity of its seams that are whip-stitched together. Silhouettes are subverted, like a portrait neckline cropped jacket in eyelash stitch worn with a little eyelash stitch skirt,while a hand-crocheted little vest is resplendent with crochet owers, echoing the hand-crocheted bags.     Traditionally handmade corsets are cut up and reappropriated, released from constriction but keeping their strength of line. A corset top has attached sleeves, worn with a skirt constructed as if from a corset turned upside down and inside out. A sheer wrapped dress sits under a corset that’s upside down, giving freedomof movement, while an open corset is stitched into a dress fringed with beaded orals, its squared hipscreated from the pattern lines of a bodice.     Jewellery chains, necklaces and charms are as if thrown on, while small leather half-moon bags have wide guitar-like straps. Sunglasses are futuristic, mirroring the ergonomic lines of super high wooden platforms.     The Venezuelan artist Arca has created an original composition for the show, SMOKEBENDING, to capture the sense of performance and occasion. “Arca represents everything this collection is about,” says Johansson, “and it is our honour that she created music especially for this show.”

GCDS PRESENTS SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION  “ISLAND APPROPRIATE”
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GCDS PRESENTS SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION “ISLAND APPROPRIATE”

Fashion Week With a modern runway fashion film, GCDS Reveals its Spring/Summer 2022 Collection directed by Giuliano Calza     “Close to Positano, there are age-old myths of mermaids and underwater garden worlds. These fables from Southern Italy have influenced my imagination over the years — the Neapolitan sea is, no doubt, a place of endless inspiration. With this collection, I’m letting you dive into the dream with me—and splicing it with a high fashion fantasy,” says Giuliano Calza, Creative Director of GCDS.     As Calza’s fashion journey continues to evolve, the designer has found himself on a proverbial island in the sun, shining with surreal brilliance far beyond the horizon. In this paradise, there’s an element of escapism, and the freedom one might find in getting away from the turmoil of the past eighteen months. Throughout this nautical frontier, Calza’s favorite fashion fixations have become the stylings of a water-world fairytale. They revel in both relaxation and hedonism; they’re a prologue to a bright new future.      GCDS’s aquatic adventure starts with draped, rewashed deadstock denim, accentuated by straw hats and sparkling stone chains (the collection features hundreds of thousands of Preciosa crystals). A diaphanous and sexy visual element starts to come into play, while wave-motif blazers, swimwear and new Ibex clogs—made of recycled and compostable materials—follow the swell. Throughout the lineup, there’s a Made in Italy imprimatur of high-quality knitwear, including elongated (and sometimes beaded) tassels on blazers, sweaters and skirts, featherlight robes, crochet dresses, and labor intensive macramé vests. Embellished denim (springing in inspiration from GCDS’s original choker necklaces) and bedazzled jumpsuits only fuel the dream-state. The finale sees crystal-studded liquid body suits, which seem to imagine the gloss of a future mermaid’s skin. Nothing is overcomplicated or extra-elaborate, however; eclectic ease is central to GCDS’s summery sentiment. Also, worth noting: GCDS introduces its newest footwear designs this season, such as the above-mentioned slip-on clogs, the new everyday “Nami” sneaker and the street-strutting “Rider” pumps. The same goes for handbags: See the new “Matilda” small bags.     To present Spring/Summer 2022—the first collection shown since GCDS sold a majority stake position to the Made in Italy Fund—Calza conceived and directed a short fantasy film. After the success of the Fall/Winter 2021 digital catwalk (which amounted over 1.5 million views), this season marks step two in demonstrating Calza’s fantastical imagination.      The film tracks the collection through the oft unusual monotony of day-to-day life, extending across a barren desert. It concludes, however, with the discovery of a new paradise. Against an imaginative aquarium, a symbol of this brave and bright new future, anthropomorphic crossover is possible and mythic beauty suddenly becomes real.      “When it comes to creativity, I begin everything from a place of deep resonance,” says Calza. “I take these cues and emotions and power them by seeing optimism and brightness at the end of the tunnel. Living life is all about growth and getting through the tough parts, so, this collection and this film are a representation of that. Of hitting a point of liberty and ecstasy.”     This season, Calza sought to infuse his creative expression with an explosion of Spanish energy. The film was lensed in Spain, and such talents as Sita Abellan feature prominently. Others in the cast include Maggie Rawlins, Isabeli Fontana, Raya Martigny, Ceval Omar and Diego Villareal. There’s also a cameo by Nathy Peluso, the Barcelona-based singer and songwriter. The short was scored by the composer Katoo in partnership with Calza.     The GCDS Spring/Summer 2022 collection’s most notable collaboration is with One Piece, the Japanese animated series produced by Toei Animation in 1999 scheduled to debut its 1000th episode this fall. The iconic series is an adaptation from the eponymous manga created in 1997 by Eiichiro Oda. GCDS draws influence from One Piece’s under-the-sea drawings, with graphic motifs (including the fusion with GCDS’ own Bunny Girl character) appearing on bowling shirts, cargo sweats and jersey knits. One Piece’s “Jolly Roger” icon also finds itself in knitted form embellished by sparkling crystals.  With a modern runway fashion film, GCDS Reveals its Spring/Summer 2022 Collection directed by Giuliano Calza     “Close to Positano, there are age-old myths of mermaids and underwater garden worlds. These fables from Southern Italy have influenced my imagination over the years — the Neapolitan sea is, no doubt, a place of endless inspiration. With this collection, I’m letting you dive into the dream with me—and splicing it with a high fashion fantasy,” says Giuliano Calza, Creative Director of GCDS.     As Calza’s fashion journey continues to evolve, the designer has found himself on a proverbial island in the sun, shining with surreal brilliance far beyond the horizon. In this paradise, there’s an element of escapism, and the freedom one might find in getting away from the turmoil of the past eighteen months. Throughout this nautical frontier, Calza’s favorite fashion fixations have become the stylings of a water-world fairytale. They revel in both relaxation and hedonism; they’re a prologue to a bright new future.      GCDS’s aquatic adventure starts with draped, rewashed deadstock denim, accentuated by straw hats and sparkling stone chains (the collection features hundreds of thousands of Preciosa crystals). A diaphanous and sexy visual element starts to come into play, while wave-motif blazers, swimwear and new Ibex clogs—made of recycled and compostable materials—follow the swell. Throughout the lineup, there’s a Made in Italy imprimatur of high-quality knitwear, including elongated (and sometimes beaded) tassels on blazers, sweaters and skirts, featherlight robes, crochet dresses, and labor intensive macramé vests. Embellished denim (springing in inspiration from GCDS’s original choker necklaces) and bedazzled jumpsuits only fuel the dream-state. The finale sees crystal-studded liquid body suits, which seem to imagine the gloss of a future mermaid’s skin. Nothing is overcomplicated or extra-elaborate, however; eclectic ease is central to GCDS’s summery sentiment. Also, worth noting: GCDS introduces its newest footwear designs this season, such as the above-mentioned slip-on clogs, the new everyday “Nami” sneaker and the street-strutting “Rider” pumps. The same goes for handbags: See the new “Matilda” small bags.     To present Spring/Summer 2022—the first collection shown since GCDS sold a majority stake position to the Made in Italy Fund—Calza conceived and directed a short fantasy film. After the success of the Fall/Winter 2021 digital catwalk (which amounted over 1.5 million views), this season marks step two in demonstrating Calza’s fantastical imagination.      The film tracks the collection through the oft unusual monotony of day-to-day life, extending across a barren desert. It concludes, however, with the discovery of a new paradise. Against an imaginative aquarium, a symbol of this brave and bright new future, anthropomorphic crossover is possible and mythic beauty suddenly becomes real.      “When it comes to creativity, I begin everything from a place of deep resonance,” says Calza. “I take these cues and emotions and power them by seeing optimism and brightness at the end of the tunnel. Living life is all about growth and getting through the tough parts, so, this collection and this film are a representation of that. Of hitting a point of liberty and ecstasy.”     This season, Calza sought to infuse his creative expression with an explosion of Spanish energy. The film was lensed in Spain, and such talents as Sita Abellan feature prominently. Others in the cast include Maggie Rawlins, Isabeli Fontana, Raya Martigny, Ceval Omar and Diego Villareal. There’s also a cameo by Nathy Peluso, the Barcelona-based singer and songwriter. The short was scored by the composer Katoo in partnership with Calza.     The GCDS Spring/Summer 2022 collection’s most notable collaboration is with One Piece, the Japanese animated series produced by Toei Animation in 1999 scheduled to debut its 1000th episode this fall. The iconic series is an adaptation from the eponymous manga created in 1997 by Eiichiro Oda. GCDS draws influence from One Piece’s under-the-sea drawings, with graphic motifs (including the fusion with GCDS’ own Bunny Girl character) appearing on bowling shirts, cargo sweats and jersey knits. One Piece’s “Jolly Roger” icon also finds itself in knitted form embellished by sparkling crystals. 

VERSACE by FENDI – FENDI by VERSACE
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VERSACE by FENDI – FENDI by VERSACE

Fashion Week Friends, idols, mentors… It’s the beauty of togetherness. Kim Jones, Artistic Director Fendi Couture and Womenswear     It’s a first in the history of fashion: two designers having a true creative dialogue that stems from respect and friendship. It led to us swapping roles to create these two collections. Donatella Versace, Chief Creative Officer Versace       This is not a collaboration… The coming together of Fendi and Versace, two iconic fashion houses, or more rightly, two iconoclastic groups of people, has led to this unique moment in fashion. Both a celebration of Italian fashion and a to-hell-with-it disruption of the established order of things, Fendace is Fashion with a capital F – and a capital V. Together they stand for Freedom, Fun and Virtuosity.     Crossing the ‘party lines’ of luxury conglomerates – inspired purely by friendship and mutual professional respect – the double signature of Fendace is a swap, with roles exchanged. For the first time, Donatella Versace and Silvia Venturini Fendi have stepped away from their respective family houses to be inspired by the other’s vision, while Kim Jones – by now an old hand at inhabiting and reinventing other peoples’ houses – points the way.     Here, Jones and Venturini-Fendi take on the design of women’s and menswear respectively, displaying their exceptional vision of Versace while Versace takes on the design of all, displaying her inimitable interpretation of Fendi. With the archives fully opened to both, a unique cross-fertilisation occurs, with elements transposed from each house; at heart remains a deep admiration for the codes and cultures of both, together with a mutual encouragement for the designers to be themselves. Needless to say, the results could only be achieved with fundamental respect and reciprocal trust. Ultimately, Fendace is about the need for sincerity in fashion today rather than strategy.     Inspired by the mid-to-late nineties period of the storied house, VERSACE BY FENDI explores an idea of duality, most pointedly seen in a melding of the Fendi Monogram with the Versace Greek Key motif. Here, garments metamorphose, many revealed to be reversible with hidden codes and the exquisite craftsmanship of the Fendi atelier on display, such as in chainmail made leather. Here a multigenerational approach is embraced throughout. FENDI BY VERSACE takes a more punk rock stance with Donatella Versace declaring contamination and disruption to be key. Versace safety pins proliferate, puncturing Fendi signs and symbols. Chain mail is married with lace and crystal-encrusted F’s in an interpretation of the Monogram. While silk faille mimics denim and shearlings are shaved, making the world of Fendi that little bit more youthfully rebellious.     The following shows are dedicated to Kip Sims, a dear friend and colleague of Kim Jones and the house of Fendi. Our thoughts and love are with his family today. Friends, idols, mentors… It’s the beauty of togetherness. Kim Jones, Artistic Director Fendi Couture and Womenswear     It’s a first in the history of fashion: two designers having a true creative dialogue that stems from respect and friendship. It led to us swapping roles to create these two collections. Donatella Versace, Chief Creative Officer Versace       This is not a collaboration… The coming together of Fendi and Versace, two iconic fashion houses, or more rightly, two iconoclastic groups of people, has led to this unique moment in fashion. Both a celebration of Italian fashion and a to-hell-with-it disruption of the established order of things, Fendace is Fashion with a capital F – and a capital V. Together they stand for Freedom, Fun and Virtuosity.     Crossing the ‘party lines’ of luxury conglomerates – inspired purely by friendship and mutual professional respect – the double signature of Fendace is a swap, with roles exchanged. For the first time, Donatella Versace and Silvia Venturini Fendi have stepped away from their respective family houses to be inspired by the other’s vision, while Kim Jones – by now an old hand at inhabiting and reinventing other peoples’ houses – points the way.     Here, Jones and Venturini-Fendi take on the design of women’s and menswear respectively, displaying their exceptional vision of Versace while Versace takes on the design of all, displaying her inimitable interpretation of Fendi. With the archives fully opened to both, a unique cross-fertilisation occurs, with elements transposed from each house; at heart remains a deep admiration for the codes and cultures of both, together with a mutual encouragement for the designers to be themselves. Needless to say, the results could only be achieved with fundamental respect and reciprocal trust. Ultimately, Fendace is about the need for sincerity in fashion today rather than strategy.     Inspired by the mid-to-late nineties period of the storied house, VERSACE BY FENDI explores an idea of duality, most pointedly seen in a melding of the Fendi Monogram with the Versace Greek Key motif. Here, garments metamorphose, many revealed to be reversible with hidden codes and the exquisite craftsmanship of the Fendi atelier on display, such as in chainmail made leather. Here a multigenerational approach is embraced throughout. FENDI BY VERSACE takes a more punk rock stance with Donatella Versace declaring contamination and disruption to be key. Versace safety pins proliferate, puncturing Fendi signs and symbols. Chain mail is married with lace and crystal-encrusted F’s in an interpretation of the Monogram. While silk faille mimics denim and shearlings are shaved, making the world of Fendi that little bit more youthfully rebellious.     The following shows are dedicated to Kip Sims, a dear friend and colleague of Kim Jones and the house of Fendi. Our thoughts and love are with his family today.

FENDI WOMEN’S SPRING & SUMMER 2022
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FENDI WOMEN’S SPRING & SUMMER 2022

Fashion Week For his sophomore Ready To Wear show at FENDI, Kim Jones explores the joyful irreverence that has historically defined the house, alongside the empowered ease of his vision for its future. A modern perspective on disco-age glamour, and a spotlight on the diverse and powerful femininity that underscores the FENDI name.     Excavated from the archives, a logo hand-sketched by visionary fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez offered the starting point for a collection that draws upon the artist’s liberated sensibility and Studio 54 surroundings. “While I’ve been looking at Karl’s legacy at the house, I’ve also been looking around him, at his contemporaries – at who he was interested in,” explained Jones. “Lopez was a friend of Karl’s, and has always been someone who inspired me. He was forward thinking; inclusive; looked up to by everyone from Andy Warhol to Steven Meisel and David Hockney. I wanted to introduce him to a new generation.”     In collaboration with the The Estate and Archive of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, now the artist’s work has been freshly revived. His gestural brushstrokes appear in elegant abstraction across cream kaftans and silken shirting; his figurative drawings translated into intarsia leathers, intricately engineered lace and shimmering jacquards. FENDI’s iconic bags become canvases both for his work and the renowned savoir-faire of the house’s ateliers: a Baguette tapestry-woven into a rainbow; a Peekaboo transformed into a graphic artwork. Lilies adapted from Lopez’s illustrative motifs become enamel hair accessories; Plexiglass hoops and degrade metals offer a tropical touch imbued with decadence. Encased in resin, the FENDI First heel is given a seventies spin; in shimmering leathers and saturated stripes, the FENDI First bag embodies a bold attitude. “This is my first live show for FENDI, and it’s a celebration,” reflects Jones. “Our woman has let loose a bit – she’s going out, dressing up. We’ve all been locked away for so long that I think that’s what we all need right now.”     The spirit of the women who Lopez often discovered on dancefloors and always exalted in his work – Jerry Hall, Tina Chow, Pat Cleveland, Bianca Jagger, Grace Jones – introduce a high-octane energy, and a new dimension, into Jones’ continued celebration of female confidence. “My FENDI is multi-generational. It’s for all different kinds of women – anyone who wants to feel good about themselves,” the designer reflects. “The Lopez woman, and the FENDI woman, is empowered; she’s someone of her own making.” For his sophomore Ready To Wear show at FENDI, Kim Jones explores the joyful irreverence that has historically defined the house, alongside the empowered ease of his vision for its future. A modern perspective on disco-age glamour, and a spotlight on the diverse and powerful femininity that underscores the FENDI name.     Excavated from the archives, a logo hand-sketched by visionary fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez offered the starting point for a collection that draws upon the artist’s liberated sensibility and Studio 54 surroundings. “While I’ve been looking at Karl’s legacy at the house, I’ve also been looking around him, at his contemporaries – at who he was interested in,” explained Jones. “Lopez was a friend of Karl’s, and has always been someone who inspired me. He was forward thinking; inclusive; looked up to by everyone from Andy Warhol to Steven Meisel and David Hockney. I wanted to introduce him to a new generation.”     In collaboration with the The Estate and Archive of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, now the artist’s work has been freshly revived. His gestural brushstrokes appear in elegant abstraction across cream kaftans and silken shirting; his figurative drawings translated into intarsia leathers, intricately engineered lace and shimmering jacquards. FENDI’s iconic bags become canvases both for his work and the renowned savoir-faire of the house’s ateliers: a Baguette tapestry-woven into a rainbow; a Peekaboo transformed into a graphic artwork. Lilies adapted from Lopez’s illustrative motifs become enamel hair accessories; Plexiglass hoops and degrade metals offer a tropical touch imbued with decadence. Encased in resin, the FENDI First heel is given a seventies spin; in shimmering leathers and saturated stripes, the FENDI First bag embodies a bold attitude. “This is my first live show for FENDI, and it’s a celebration,” reflects Jones. “Our woman has let loose a bit – she’s going out, dressing up. We’ve all been locked away for so long that I think that’s what we all need right now.”     The spirit of the women who Lopez often discovered on dancefloors and always exalted in his work – Jerry Hall, Tina Chow, Pat Cleveland, Bianca Jagger, Grace Jones – introduce a high-octane energy, and a new dimension, into Jones’ continued celebration of female confidence. “My FENDI is multi-generational. It’s for all different kinds of women – anyone who wants to feel good about themselves,” the designer reflects. “The Lopez woman, and the FENDI woman, is empowered; she’s someone of her own making.”

PRADA SPRING & SUMMER 2022 WOMENSWEAR SHOW
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PRADA SPRING & SUMMER 2022 WOMENSWEAR SHOW

Fashion Week A seduction through reduction. For their Spring/Summer 2022 Prada collection, co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons consider ideas of seduction, of the expression of sexuality though clothing. A process of stripping down clothing leads, inevitably, to the body, emphasized or exposed.     Antecedents of clothing are explored, recontextualized. Pieces trace ideas and outlines of dress - the memory of a train, the bones of a corset, the curve of a brassiere. They are stripped to their bare essentials, their core. Their architecture is inherently tied to the body, and therefore to seduction.     An imprint of the past always shapes our present. Like shadows or memories of garments, the stitched bones or lacing of corsets form new pieces, abstracting from the body rather than holding it, skin bared beneath. The idea of a train is stripped back to a spontaneous gesture of couture silk. Each negate their traditional connotations of restriction - they are reconsidered, rethought, confronted. The body is freed.     A vocabulary of elegance of evening clothing is here translated to an entire wardrobe, its materializations - satin double, scarlet lace - used in unanticipated contexts. By shifting viewpoints, the meaning of these signs and signifiers are questioned. The fantasy inherent in evening wear is counterbalanced by the reality of the everyday.     Synchronous and simultaneous views epitomize the modern world: we observe, interact and communicate in a multitude of manners. The Spring/Summer 2022 Prada show is staged, simultaneously, in the Deposito of the Fondazione Prada, Milan and in Bund 1, Shanghai. Within corresponding decors, video screens engage each show in dialogue with the other, physical and virtual realities. They bring two groups of people, on two sides of the world, together in a modern community. A seduction through reduction. For their Spring/Summer 2022 Prada collection, co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons consider ideas of seduction, of the expression of sexuality though clothing. A process of stripping down clothing leads, inevitably, to the body, emphasized or exposed.     Antecedents of clothing are explored, recontextualized. Pieces trace ideas and outlines of dress - the memory of a train, the bones of a corset, the curve of a brassiere. They are stripped to their bare essentials, their core. Their architecture is inherently tied to the body, and therefore to seduction.     An imprint of the past always shapes our present. Like shadows or memories of garments, the stitched bones or lacing of corsets form new pieces, abstracting from the body rather than holding it, skin bared beneath. The idea of a train is stripped back to a spontaneous gesture of couture silk. Each negate their traditional connotations of restriction - they are reconsidered, rethought, confronted. The body is freed.     A vocabulary of elegance of evening clothing is here translated to an entire wardrobe, its materializations - satin double, scarlet lace - used in unanticipated contexts. By shifting viewpoints, the meaning of these signs and signifiers are questioned. The fantasy inherent in evening wear is counterbalanced by the reality of the everyday.     Synchronous and simultaneous views epitomize the modern world: we observe, interact and communicate in a multitude of manners. The Spring/Summer 2022 Prada show is staged, simultaneously, in the Deposito of the Fondazione Prada, Milan and in Bund 1, Shanghai. Within corresponding decors, video screens engage each show in dialogue with the other, physical and virtual realities. They bring two groups of people, on two sides of the world, together in a modern community.

Exclusive editorial collaboration with Dr. Martens
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Exclusive editorial collaboration with Dr. Martens

Fashion Inspired by the streets they're worn on: Dr. Martens’ Casual collection, reworks their classic silhouettes (and core DNA) through a contemporary, urban lens. Taking inspiration from their forward-thinking wearers. Built from a tough-yet-light mix of leather and high-grade nylon, these boots are comfortable from the first step.     Dr. Martens appeals to people who have their own individual style, but share a common spirit - authentic characters who stand for something. Check out the collab with Atmos for the tarik boot where this can be strongly reflected.      Team Numero shows how to style these Dr. Martens in many different ways. See the preview of the story below, and get ready for the full editorial to be released in October. In the editorial we featured also  the boot with translucent outsoles which are from the Casual collection (Combs Tech 27112001) which are available HERE. While The Tarik boot is available in two leather and two nylon options: rugged and tough gaucho Crazy Horse, supple black Wyoming leather and black or gunmetal Extra Tough 50/50 nylon. Get your pair.         Team credits: Photography and fashion - Gino Gurrieri Hair and makeup - Danine Zwets Photography assistant - Mikah de Wolf Fashion assistance - Max Heuvelman Models - Alexandre and Quentin at The Eye Management Inspired by the streets they're worn on: Dr. Martens’ Casual collection, reworks their classic silhouettes (and core DNA) through a contemporary, urban lens. Taking inspiration from their forward-thinking wearers. Built from a tough-yet-light mix of leather and high-grade nylon, these boots are comfortable from the first step.     Dr. Martens appeals to people who have their own individual style, but share a common spirit - authentic characters who stand for something. Check out the collab with Atmos for the tarik boot where this can be strongly reflected.      Team Numero shows how to style these Dr. Martens in many different ways. See the preview of the story below, and get ready for the full editorial to be released in October. In the editorial we featured also  the boot with translucent outsoles which are from the Casual collection (Combs Tech 27112001) which are available HERE. While The Tarik boot is available in two leather and two nylon options: rugged and tough gaucho Crazy Horse, supple black Wyoming leather and black or gunmetal Extra Tough 50/50 nylon. Get your pair.         Team credits: Photography and fashion - Gino Gurrieri Hair and makeup - Danine Zwets Photography assistant - Mikah de Wolf Fashion assistance - Max Heuvelman Models - Alexandre and Quentin at The Eye Management

Exclusive editorial in collaboration with GANT
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with GANT

Fashion We are very excited to be sharing our latest editorial collaboration with GANT.     Photography Hans van Brakel Fashion Gino Gurrieri Hair and makeup Danine Zwets Fashion Assistance Max Heuvelman Editor Timotej Letonja   MODELS Nino @ The Troopers René @ The Eye Management Alissa @Ulla Models We are very excited to be sharing our latest editorial collaboration with GANT.     Photography Hans van Brakel Fashion Gino Gurrieri Hair and makeup Danine Zwets Fashion Assistance Max Heuvelman Editor Timotej Letonja   MODELS Nino @ The Troopers René @ The Eye Management Alissa @Ulla Models

THE DR. MARTENS TARIK BOOT
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THE DR. MARTENS TARIK BOOT

Accessories Just like the subcultures that wear and inspire Dr. Martens, their designs are always evolving. Their casual range grows more resilient each season, and AW21 is no different. The new Tarik collection takes six decades of utilitarian heritage and reworks it for contemporary DM’s wearers. This line is perfect solution for the sneaker lovers who like the boots esthetic.     Built on an extra rugged utilitarian outsole, the Tarik boot is fitted with  SoftWair insole for attention-grabbing everyday wear. Featuring panelled uppers and hiker-inspired laces, the Tarik silhouette is a rework of their Original 8-eye boot. An evolution of our Tract line, the Tarik retains all our core DNA – nished with yellow welt stitch andaccents and an AirWair heel loop and it is chunky and has a workwear vibe to it.     The Tarik is available in two leather and two nylon options: robust and rugged gaucho Crazy Horse, supple black Wyoming leather and black or gunmetal Extra Tough 50/50 nylon.     The Tarik boot is now available at www.drmartens.com     Just like the subcultures that wear and inspire Dr. Martens, their designs are always evolving. Their casual range grows more resilient each season, and AW21 is no different. The new Tarik collection takes six decades of utilitarian heritage and reworks it for contemporary DM’s wearers. This line is perfect solution for the sneaker lovers who like the boots esthetic.     Built on an extra rugged utilitarian outsole, the Tarik boot is fitted with  SoftWair insole for attention-grabbing everyday wear. Featuring panelled uppers and hiker-inspired laces, the Tarik silhouette is a rework of their Original 8-eye boot. An evolution of our Tract line, the Tarik retains all our core DNA – nished with yellow welt stitch andaccents and an AirWair heel loop and it is chunky and has a workwear vibe to it.     The Tarik is available in two leather and two nylon options: robust and rugged gaucho Crazy Horse, supple black Wyoming leather and black or gunmetal Extra Tough 50/50 nylon.     The Tarik boot is now available at www.drmartens.com    

GANT CHALLENGES CONFORMITY WITH AN ALLSTAR CAST FOR ITS NEW CAMPAIGN TO POSITION THE BRAND AS THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN SPORTSWEAR
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GANT CHALLENGES CONFORMITY WITH AN ALLSTAR CAST FOR ITS NEW CAMPAIGN TO POSITION THE BRAND AS THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN SPORTSWEAR

Fashion The 72-year old fashion and lifestyle brand unveils today its FW21 brand campaign, “The Future of American Sportswear.” The campaign features a bold cast of passionate artists and thought leaders who represent a contemporary GANT community. Together they nd the space where challenging conformity intersects with aspirations for the future, and breathe authenticity into the campaign with an inspirational message of openness and daring.     “We want to show who the real GANT is — that the brand is equal parts heritage and progressive,” says EVP of Brand, Eleonore Säll. “GANT has been on a tremendous brand journey this past year, and this campaign is the culmination of our efforts, where we reclaim our position as the future of American sportswear.”     CHALLENGING CONFORMITY WITH A MESSAGE OF OPENNESS     GANT’s brand purpose is to always challenge conformity — to stay curious, creative and have the courage to question societal norms in order to Never Stop Learning. With this campaign the brand has chosen to work with individuals who represent these ideals, and who also strive to challenge the status quo.     The hero campaign lm features the poem, Never Conforming To Second Hand Air, which was written by Sonny Hall speci cally for GANT, and is recited by members of the cast. This poem is a call to action to be true to oneself and promotes the idea of an inclusive community where everyone is welcome.   MEET THE CAST     Sonny Hall - South London born poet. He is the co- founder of independent publishing house and poetry club Blue Beggar Books — an independent publishing house and poetry club. His rst poetry book The Blues Comes with Good News was released in 2019. Sonny went on to co-found Blue Beggar Books in 2021; something he describes as “a democratized framework for creative collectives and communities.” Working on his poetry alongside his continued modelling successes, Sonny Hall is a true young creative.     Mathilde Warnier - French actor, and model. She has starred in The Widow alongside Kate Beckinsale, the dreamlike movie Les Garçon Sauvages and the Net ix comic show Au Service de la France. In 2021 she portrayed Nadine Gires in The Serpent, a British TV drama that became a breakout BBC hit and one of Net ix’s most watched series.     Joseph Talbot - Welsh singer/songwriter. He has been the vocalist for British rock band Idles since their inception in 2009. Their debut album, Brutalism, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim, as was their second album Joy as an Act of Resistance in 2018. Their third album, Ultra Mono, was released on 25 September 2020.     Kelsey Lu - A classically trained cellist and polymuse from Charlotte, North Carolina. Their artistic practice ows comfortably at the intersection of visual art, performance, healing, activism and music. In addition to their solo work, they nd collaboration to be fundamental in the expansion of their practice which has brought them to collaborate with artists across several different disciplines including Blood Orange, Skrillex, Solange and Florence + the Machine.     Kelvin Bueno - Brazilian-born, London-based musician, model and actor. He is the bass player and vocalist for the band Outer Stella Overdrive. His commitment to non conformity can be heard in the lyrics that he writes for the band, which allows him to share his unique experiences.     Eliot Sumner - English actor, musician and music producer. In 2016 they released the album Information as a solo effort and in 2019 released the album Nosferatu as a music producer under the moniker Vaal. They have appeared in several well-known lms including Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, and will next be seen in the upcoming James Bond lm, No Time To Die, Dionne Edward’s Pretty Red Dress and Malgorzata Szumowska’s In nite Storm.     SHOP THE COLLECTION:     https://nl.gant.com/the-future-of-american-sportswear utm_source=WEBSIT... The 72-year old fashion and lifestyle brand unveils today its FW21 brand campaign, “The Future of American Sportswear.” The campaign features a bold cast of passionate artists and thought leaders who represent a contemporary GANT community. Together they nd the space where challenging conformity intersects with aspirations for the future, and breathe authenticity into the campaign with an inspirational message of openness and daring.     “We want to show who the real GANT is — that the brand is equal parts heritage and progressive,” says EVP of Brand, Eleonore Säll. “GANT has been on a tremendous brand journey this past year, and this campaign is the culmination of our efforts, where we reclaim our position as the future of American sportswear.”     CHALLENGING CONFORMITY WITH A MESSAGE OF OPENNESS     GANT’s brand purpose is to always challenge conformity — to stay curious, creative and have the courage to question societal norms in order to Never Stop Learning. With this campaign the brand has chosen to work with individuals who represent these ideals, and who also strive to challenge the status quo.     The hero campaign lm features the poem, Never Conforming To Second Hand Air, which was written by Sonny Hall speci cally for GANT, and is recited by members of the cast. This poem is a call to action to be true to oneself and promotes the idea of an inclusive community where everyone is welcome.   MEET THE CAST     Sonny Hall - South London born poet. He is the co- founder of independent publishing house and poetry club Blue Beggar Books — an independent publishing house and poetry club. His rst poetry book The Blues Comes with Good News was released in 2019. Sonny went on to co-found Blue Beggar Books in 2021; something he describes as “a democratized framework for creative collectives and communities.” Working on his poetry alongside his continued modelling successes, Sonny Hall is a true young creative.     Mathilde Warnier - French actor, and model. She has starred in The Widow alongside Kate Beckinsale, the dreamlike movie Les Garçon Sauvages and the Net ix comic show Au Service de la France. In 2021 she portrayed Nadine Gires in The Serpent, a British TV drama that became a breakout BBC hit and one of Net ix’s most watched series.     Joseph Talbot - Welsh singer/songwriter. He has been the vocalist for British rock band Idles since their inception in 2009. Their debut album, Brutalism, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim, as was their second album Joy as an Act of Resistance in 2018. Their third album, Ultra Mono, was released on 25 September 2020.     Kelsey Lu - A classically trained cellist and polymuse from Charlotte, North Carolina. Their artistic practice ows comfortably at the intersection of visual art, performance, healing, activism and music. In addition to their solo work, they nd collaboration to be fundamental in the expansion of their practice which has brought them to collaborate with artists across several different disciplines including Blood Orange, Skrillex, Solange and Florence + the Machine.     Kelvin Bueno - Brazilian-born, London-based musician, model and actor. He is the bass player and vocalist for the band Outer Stella Overdrive. His commitment to non conformity can be heard in the lyrics that he writes for the band, which allows him to share his unique experiences.     Eliot Sumner - English actor, musician and music producer. In 2016 they released the album Information as a solo effort and in 2019 released the album Nosferatu as a music producer under the moniker Vaal. They have appeared in several well-known lms including Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen, and will next be seen in the upcoming James Bond lm, No Time To Die, Dionne Edward’s Pretty Red Dress and Malgorzata Szumowska’s In nite Storm.     SHOP THE COLLECTION:     https://nl.gant.com/the-future-of-american-sportswear utm_source=WEBSIT...

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