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Ninamounah releases the new Fall & Winter campaign
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Ninamounah releases the new Fall & Winter campaign

Fashion Meta·mor·pho·sis: a morphological mutation, a time of dramatic change in form and appearance, affecting the core of one’s being. After the completed metamorphosis the transformation becomes visible. From larva to cocoon, the organism finally enters its final stage. A time of sexual maturity.     Shapes and proportions carry both robust stillness and fluid movement, like a metamorphosing lobster. Adapting to its surroundings, our muse represents an infinite of possibilities. Motor references are visible in office wear, a shirt transforms into a high cut bodysuit. Draped looks are liquified into momentous designs.     Traditional shirting and tailoring comes with an exoskeleton of boning, creating dominant silhouettes and strong shoulders. A layered suit and a sleeveless puffer coat reference a protective shell still in the process of growth. Capturing a freedom of spirit, stereotypical staples are reinterpreted with a luxurious punk attitude. A matching shirt and tie combo paired with a hybrid of a pleated skirt and tailored trousers.     A disfigurement of the artisanal tradition. Pinstripe blues and blacks, herringbone browns and green and grey checks come in pure virgin wool and luxurious silks. Reinterpretations of the label’s key pieces, the garments are a natural extension of their archival counterparts. Ninamounah does not aim to reinvent itself drastically every new season, but chooses to slowly grow with time, opting to perfect and reinterpret its own core pieces. Pieces are constructed from deadstock fabrics otherwise destined for destruction or landfill. Our leather is reconstructed from discarded leather designer couches, meaning the skin has had a previous life. A hybrid of past and future.     CAMPAIGN: Taking Metamorphosis to its extreme, drastic proportions take solid shape in the FW20 campaign. Looks fit both men and women, and are moulded and reworked into elongated silhouettes. Tailoring should be like a second skin, growing and maturing together with the body over time, possibly taking on surreal shapes. Suiting is stretched to fit a model larger than life. The cast mostly consisting of family members of the team is captured in a village in the Netherlands, placing emphasis on the intimate and local bonds that are becoming increasingly important as we slow down our pace and look to put the familiar in new contexts.     TEAM: Photography WOODY BOS Art Direction FERDI SIBBEL Beauty DAVID KOPPELAAR   Talents: PUCK (Elvis Models) CHAIMA (Vein Agency) SIDHARTHA (Vein Agency) VALENTINE LOTUS MASUMI MARJOLEIN PIETER FOS     FW20 will be available at selected retailers: LN-CC (Online), Elevastor (Paris), Nolm (Sydney), Shyness (London), Raesthete (Shanghai), Worksout (Seoul), The Elephant (Tokyo), Megusta (Utrecht) and Margreeth Olsthoorn (Rotterdam). Meta·mor·pho·sis: a morphological mutation, a time of dramatic change in form and appearance, affecting the core of one’s being. After the completed metamorphosis the transformation becomes visible. From larva to cocoon, the organism finally enters its final stage. A time of sexual maturity.     Shapes and proportions carry both robust stillness and fluid movement, like a metamorphosing lobster. Adapting to its surroundings, our muse represents an infinite of possibilities. Motor references are visible in office wear, a shirt transforms into a high cut bodysuit. Draped looks are liquified into momentous designs.     Traditional shirting and tailoring comes with an exoskeleton of boning, creating dominant silhouettes and strong shoulders. A layered suit and a sleeveless puffer coat reference a protective shell still in the process of growth. Capturing a freedom of spirit, stereotypical staples are reinterpreted with a luxurious punk attitude. A matching shirt and tie combo paired with a hybrid of a pleated skirt and tailored trousers.     A disfigurement of the artisanal tradition. Pinstripe blues and blacks, herringbone browns and green and grey checks come in pure virgin wool and luxurious silks. Reinterpretations of the label’s key pieces, the garments are a natural extension of their archival counterparts. Ninamounah does not aim to reinvent itself drastically every new season, but chooses to slowly grow with time, opting to perfect and reinterpret its own core pieces. Pieces are constructed from deadstock fabrics otherwise destined for destruction or landfill. Our leather is reconstructed from discarded leather designer couches, meaning the skin has had a previous life. A hybrid of past and future.     CAMPAIGN: Taking Metamorphosis to its extreme, drastic proportions take solid shape in the FW20 campaign. Looks fit both men and women, and are moulded and reworked into elongated silhouettes. Tailoring should be like a second skin, growing and maturing together with the body over time, possibly taking on surreal shapes. Suiting is stretched to fit a model larger than life. The cast mostly consisting of family members of the team is captured in a village in the Netherlands, placing emphasis on the intimate and local bonds that are becoming increasingly important as we slow down our pace and look to put the familiar in new contexts.     TEAM: Photography WOODY BOS Art Direction FERDI SIBBEL Beauty DAVID KOPPELAAR   Talents: PUCK (Elvis Models) CHAIMA (Vein Agency) SIDHARTHA (Vein Agency) VALENTINE LOTUS MASUMI MARJOLEIN PIETER FOS     FW20 will be available at selected retailers: LN-CC (Online), Elevastor (Paris), Nolm (Sydney), Shyness (London), Raesthete (Shanghai), Worksout (Seoul), The Elephant (Tokyo), Megusta (Utrecht) and Margreeth Olsthoorn (Rotterdam).

Daily Paper Launches Fall/Winter 2020 Main Line This Friday: Memoirs of a Parallel Universe
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Daily Paper Launches Fall/Winter 2020 Main Line This Friday: Memoirs of a Parallel Universe

Fashion Introducing the second drop of our latest Fall/Winter 2020 collection, presented as the Comic Book ‘Memoirs of a Parallel Universe’. Highlighting the Comic Book as one of the collection's key seasonal print, it is referenced on an array of styles including lasered-on denim, jacquard suits, and two-toned split shirts. The color palette ranges from bright green, purple, and red to soft pink, rusty orange, and darker tones on new yet timeless silhouettes, including fitted trenchcoats, and tailored puff-sleeved shirts.   Follow the lives of four fantastical characters - HoH, Nana, Yannayi, and Massassi - as we continue to explore a new world. Their four stories are directly referenced in our Fall/Winter 2020 collection, with each of the characters expressing their own style which is reflected in the collection.    The complete FW20 collection is available on September 4, at 12 PM CET worldwide and will be available throughout 2020.      Introducing the second drop of our latest Fall/Winter 2020 collection, presented as the Comic Book ‘Memoirs of a Parallel Universe’. Highlighting the Comic Book as one of the collection's key seasonal print, it is referenced on an array of styles including lasered-on denim, jacquard suits, and two-toned split shirts. The color palette ranges from bright green, purple, and red to soft pink, rusty orange, and darker tones on new yet timeless silhouettes, including fitted trenchcoats, and tailored puff-sleeved shirts.   Follow the lives of four fantastical characters - HoH, Nana, Yannayi, and Massassi - as we continue to explore a new world. Their four stories are directly referenced in our Fall/Winter 2020 collection, with each of the characters expressing their own style which is reflected in the collection.    The complete FW20 collection is available on September 4, at 12 PM CET worldwide and will be available throughout 2020.     

Antigona Soft bag by Givenchy is a must have for Autumn
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Antigona Soft bag by Givenchy is a must have for Autumn

Men For Fall-Winter 2020, the House of Givenchy has adapted its new Antigona Soft bag especially for the Givenchy man.     Named for the heroine of Greek mythology who inspired the original, iconic Antigona, the Antigona Soft first appeared in the Pre-Fall 2020 women’s lookbook. Revisited in a men’s version, the maxi style debuted on the Fall-Winter 2020 runway in Paris, as a natural extension of this season’s mood.     At a glance, the family resemblance is clear. Like the classic Antigona, the Antigona Soft is based on rigorous geometry and purity of line, transposed into a suppler construction. Inspired by Givenchy’s dual signature, the new men’s bag blends the subtle sensuality found in the women’s style now enhanced with more generous, masculine proportions.     A directional statement among Givenchy leather accessories for men, the Antigona Soft is sophisticated yet versatile. Gliding seamlessly from everyday use to weekender or extended getaways, it comes in a large size (in black or sand beige) and a maxi size; in woven black, white and red leather; with the Givenchy chains print on wool; or in timeless black calf leather. Sleek, practical features include a removable shoulder strap for extra versatility, two spacious zipped compartments, and a zipped inner pocket. Two outer handles with turn-lock hardware add to its refined allure.     The Antigona Soft maxi bag for men will debut in Givenchy boutiques on September, 2020. Retail prices: from 2,290 euros (large). For Fall-Winter 2020, the House of Givenchy has adapted its new Antigona Soft bag especially for the Givenchy man.     Named for the heroine of Greek mythology who inspired the original, iconic Antigona, the Antigona Soft first appeared in the Pre-Fall 2020 women’s lookbook. Revisited in a men’s version, the maxi style debuted on the Fall-Winter 2020 runway in Paris, as a natural extension of this season’s mood.     At a glance, the family resemblance is clear. Like the classic Antigona, the Antigona Soft is based on rigorous geometry and purity of line, transposed into a suppler construction. Inspired by Givenchy’s dual signature, the new men’s bag blends the subtle sensuality found in the women’s style now enhanced with more generous, masculine proportions.     A directional statement among Givenchy leather accessories for men, the Antigona Soft is sophisticated yet versatile. Gliding seamlessly from everyday use to weekender or extended getaways, it comes in a large size (in black or sand beige) and a maxi size; in woven black, white and red leather; with the Givenchy chains print on wool; or in timeless black calf leather. Sleek, practical features include a removable shoulder strap for extra versatility, two spacious zipped compartments, and a zipped inner pocket. Two outer handles with turn-lock hardware add to its refined allure.     The Antigona Soft maxi bag for men will debut in Givenchy boutiques on September, 2020. Retail prices: from 2,290 euros (large).

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Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Message in a Bottle’ Tokyo
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Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Message in a Bottle’ Tokyo

Fashion Week Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Message in a Bottle’ Tokyo, September 2020.   Port of call: Tokyo, Japan. Date: 2nd of September 2020. Cargo: Spring-Summer 2021.   “To stop a man on the street and stand still while talking to him, is not so difficult difficult as to say something something to a passer-by passer-by in passing, passing, without standing still and without delaying the other, without attempting to persuade him to go the same way, but giving him instead an impulse to go precisely his own way.” –Søren Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, 1846.    Sail with the stars, through uncharted waters, where no man has gone before. On the second stop of the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2021 voyage, Men’s Artistic Artistic Director Director Virgil Abloh explores the unlimited seas of the imagination. Fantasy is the faculty of imagining the impossible. Embedded within our upbringing, the impossible impossible is defined de by societal societal notions notions followed followed blindly blindly from one generation to the next. The collection proposes an alternative to rationalism: in order to break the chain – to achieve the impossible impossible – the mind must journey journey into the subconscious subconscious and cross the borders of reason. Surrealism: an artistic movement concerned with twisting the norm, imbuing the familiar with new meaning, and making the ordinary extraordinary.   In August 2020, when the Louis Vuitton voyage set sails from Shanghai, the rambunctious stowaways known as Zoooom with friends travelled travelled in tow. Now, the crazy characters characters disembark disembark in Tokyo, stirring up their hypnotising parade of inclusivity and unity. Modelled by the local humanity of the port of call, the collection celebrates multiculturalism and the memory of a historic crosscultural exchange. In the 1960s, a musical dialogue between Jamaica and subcultural England manifested in the entrancing genre of ska, Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Message in a Bottle’ Tokyo, September 2020. 11 eventually evolving into two-tone and ska punk. Uniting people of diverse backgrounds, it demonstrated the mind-bending powers of music and wove a wardrobe suspended between Jamaican dress and subcultural interpretations of British tailoring.   In its hereditary tapestry were Pan-African genetics partly rooted in the Kente cloth of the Ashanti Kingdom of Ghana, the birthplace of Virgil Abloh’s Abloh’s parents. parents. On his Spring-Summer 2021 runway, the influences influences come alive in a conversation between ancestral and urban tribes, boyhood memories and progress. The transition transition is supported supported by the designer’s designer’s upcycling upcycling ideology: ideology: from memories to materials, the collection recycles and upcycles the past and imbues it with renewed value for the future. Afrofuturism: the study of black identities in connection with technology, retro-futurism and futurism, which proposes concepts of de-alienation, escapism and peace. Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Message in a Bottle’ Tokyo, September 2020.   Port of call: Tokyo, Japan. Date: 2nd of September 2020. Cargo: Spring-Summer 2021.   “To stop a man on the street and stand still while talking to him, is not so difficult difficult as to say something something to a passer-by passer-by in passing, passing, without standing still and without delaying the other, without attempting to persuade him to go the same way, but giving him instead an impulse to go precisely his own way.” –Søren Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, 1846.    Sail with the stars, through uncharted waters, where no man has gone before. On the second stop of the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2021 voyage, Men’s Artistic Artistic Director Director Virgil Abloh explores the unlimited seas of the imagination. Fantasy is the faculty of imagining the impossible. Embedded within our upbringing, the impossible impossible is defined de by societal societal notions notions followed followed blindly blindly from one generation to the next. The collection proposes an alternative to rationalism: in order to break the chain – to achieve the impossible impossible – the mind must journey journey into the subconscious subconscious and cross the borders of reason. Surrealism: an artistic movement concerned with twisting the norm, imbuing the familiar with new meaning, and making the ordinary extraordinary.   In August 2020, when the Louis Vuitton voyage set sails from Shanghai, the rambunctious stowaways known as Zoooom with friends travelled travelled in tow. Now, the crazy characters characters disembark disembark in Tokyo, stirring up their hypnotising parade of inclusivity and unity. Modelled by the local humanity of the port of call, the collection celebrates multiculturalism and the memory of a historic crosscultural exchange. In the 1960s, a musical dialogue between Jamaica and subcultural England manifested in the entrancing genre of ska, Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Message in a Bottle’ Tokyo, September 2020. 11 eventually evolving into two-tone and ska punk. Uniting people of diverse backgrounds, it demonstrated the mind-bending powers of music and wove a wardrobe suspended between Jamaican dress and subcultural interpretations of British tailoring.   In its hereditary tapestry were Pan-African genetics partly rooted in the Kente cloth of the Ashanti Kingdom of Ghana, the birthplace of Virgil Abloh’s Abloh’s parents. parents. On his Spring-Summer 2021 runway, the influences influences come alive in a conversation between ancestral and urban tribes, boyhood memories and progress. The transition transition is supported supported by the designer’s designer’s upcycling upcycling ideology: ideology: from memories to materials, the collection recycles and upcycles the past and imbues it with renewed value for the future. Afrofuturism: the study of black identities in connection with technology, retro-futurism and futurism, which proposes concepts of de-alienation, escapism and peace.

BOTTEGA VENETA OPENS POP-UP STORE AT DE BIJENKORF NEXT WEEK
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BOTTEGA VENETA OPENS POP-UP STORE AT DE BIJENKORF NEXT WEEK

Accessories Bottega Veneta announces the opening of its pop-up store at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam from September 10th 2020 to mid of January 2021.     The pop-up will display women’s and unisex handbags and small leather goods from the brand’s Pre Fall 2020, Fall 2020 and Wardrobe 01 collections. Bottega Veneta announces the opening of its pop-up store at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam from September 10th 2020 to mid of January 2021.     The pop-up will display women’s and unisex handbags and small leather goods from the brand’s Pre Fall 2020, Fall 2020 and Wardrobe 01 collections.

A new twist to the FENDI rooftop performances celebrating the power of self-expression  with Alton Mason and his Peekaboo bag
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A new twist to the FENDI rooftop performances celebrating the power of self-expression with Alton Mason and his Peekaboo bag

Fashion FENDI presents its new rooftop performance, THE FENDI POWER — a tribute to fearless freedom of expression across the world and the extraordinary energy of the iconic FENDIPeekaboo bag.      Refocusing the lens of its Roman rooftop performances, FENDI takes in a wider, brighter view of the world: Rome may be FENDI’s home, but true commitment to authentic self-expression isn’t confined to its Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana.      The one-of-a-kind rooftop of Miami’s Museum Garage becomes a vivid canvas for Alton Mason to unleash his inner self — a vibrant and dynamic act of movement, an authentic explosion of color ignited by the yellow spark of the FENDI Peekaboo’s inside.       Following his fearless journey in both spirit and style, switching up from the sharp contours of the more formal FENDI Prefall 2020 Collectionto the laidback luxury of Leisurewear,THE FENDI POWERpervades Alton as the positive vibes emanating from his Peekabooempower the bold rhythm of his sharp and elegant movements.    Known as one of modelling’s most famous faces, Alton Mason explores his inner soul, enjoying his most powerful passion: his unique talent for dance. Each gesture radiating with his natural sense of positivity, Alton’s motions intertwine with those of Mia Kong, Chinese creative talent, taking them up to the groovy rooftop of the Museum Garage.   With the vibrant tones of Alton and Mia’s FENDI garments matching the unique energy of the Peekaboo,THE FENDI POWERlinks the FENDI Roman DNA and its legacy of rooftop performances at Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana — encompassing everything from music to graffiti — with a global family of fearless artistry.   From Rome to Miami, runway to rooftop, the energy of self-expression is the true FENDI power.        Go viral with #FendiPeekaboo   FENDI presents its new rooftop performance, THE FENDI POWER — a tribute to fearless freedom of expression across the world and the extraordinary energy of the iconic FENDIPeekaboo bag.      Refocusing the lens of its Roman rooftop performances, FENDI takes in a wider, brighter view of the world: Rome may be FENDI’s home, but true commitment to authentic self-expression isn’t confined to its Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana.      The one-of-a-kind rooftop of Miami’s Museum Garage becomes a vivid canvas for Alton Mason to unleash his inner self — a vibrant and dynamic act of movement, an authentic explosion of color ignited by the yellow spark of the FENDI Peekaboo’s inside.       Following his fearless journey in both spirit and style, switching up from the sharp contours of the more formal FENDI Prefall 2020 Collectionto the laidback luxury of Leisurewear,THE FENDI POWERpervades Alton as the positive vibes emanating from his Peekabooempower the bold rhythm of his sharp and elegant movements.    Known as one of modelling’s most famous faces, Alton Mason explores his inner soul, enjoying his most powerful passion: his unique talent for dance. Each gesture radiating with his natural sense of positivity, Alton’s motions intertwine with those of Mia Kong, Chinese creative talent, taking them up to the groovy rooftop of the Museum Garage.   With the vibrant tones of Alton and Mia’s FENDI garments matching the unique energy of the Peekaboo,THE FENDI POWERlinks the FENDI Roman DNA and its legacy of rooftop performances at Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana — encompassing everything from music to graffiti — with a global family of fearless artistry.   From Rome to Miami, runway to rooftop, the energy of self-expression is the true FENDI power.        Go viral with #FendiPeekaboo  

MONTBLANC REDEFINES THE MEANING OF SUCCESS WITH NEW GLOBAL BRAND CAMPAIGN
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MONTBLANC REDEFINES THE MEANING OF SUCCESS WITH NEW GLOBAL BRAND CAMPAIGN

Accessories Montblanc’s new global brand campaign - What Moves You, Makes You - brings to life the Maison’s mission to inspire people to express their full potential on their own terms, and celebrates those who have found their own original path to rewriting the codes of success for the 21st century. Launching in late August 2020, the campaign highlights authentic stories supporting the idea that following your passion defines you as a person.     The campaign captures the inspiring journeys of award- winning screenwriter and lmmaker Spike Lee with a legacy that has impacted culture in undeniable ways, actor Taron Egerton with an incredible journey ahead of him, and actor and school founder Chen Kun who constantly nds new ways to give back to his community while pursuing his love for creativity.     “With this new campaign, we are engaging with a new global generation of leaders and professionals, inspiring them to achieve their full potential as they journey through a life led by passion. It expresses a new aspiration to live a life where the professional and personal don’t compete with each other, but enrich one another. While at different stages in their careers, the three creative catalysts we are spotlighting are living proof that following what moves you, ultimately leads you to a place of ful lment and success,” says Vincent Montalescot, Montblanc EVP Marketing. Montblanc’s new global brand campaign - What Moves You, Makes You - brings to life the Maison’s mission to inspire people to express their full potential on their own terms, and celebrates those who have found their own original path to rewriting the codes of success for the 21st century. Launching in late August 2020, the campaign highlights authentic stories supporting the idea that following your passion defines you as a person.     The campaign captures the inspiring journeys of award- winning screenwriter and lmmaker Spike Lee with a legacy that has impacted culture in undeniable ways, actor Taron Egerton with an incredible journey ahead of him, and actor and school founder Chen Kun who constantly nds new ways to give back to his community while pursuing his love for creativity.     “With this new campaign, we are engaging with a new global generation of leaders and professionals, inspiring them to achieve their full potential as they journey through a life led by passion. It expresses a new aspiration to live a life where the professional and personal don’t compete with each other, but enrich one another. While at different stages in their careers, the three creative catalysts we are spotlighting are living proof that following what moves you, ultimately leads you to a place of ful lment and success,” says Vincent Montalescot, Montblanc EVP Marketing.

In conversation with Sandra Mansour
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In conversation with Sandra Mansour

Fashion We had a delight speaking with Sandra Mansour about her new collaboration with H&M.     What is your collection in collaboration with H&M dedicated to?   Light and Hope! We used the sun and sunflower to bring these two components of nature to life. We wanted to create a collection that speaks true to the need for hope in these trying times.    How did the collaborative process begin?  ​ I received an email while I was on a weekend getaway celebrating my birthday. Next thing I knew, I was on a flight to Stockholm the week after that, and thus began this beautiful journey. It has been a remarkable experience working with the Fleur du Soleil team!  What inspired this collection?    In this specific collection, I referenced four female artists that serve as a constant inspiration to me. Toyen, Dorothea Tanning, Lena Leclercq and Bibi Zogbé. In every collection, I always gravitate towards painters and writers. They both serve as a guiding force for my imagination, and my creative process. Toyen and Dorothea Tanning, are excellent artists in their self-expression, and bringing to life the true meaning of surrealism. You can’t help but escape when you come across one of their paintings. Lena Leclercq, a poet that evokes in-depth emotion and expands your thought process with words, strong yet soft words. Finally, Bibi Zogbé, is a Lebanese painter, who painted flowers as an ode to her homeland. Her ability to express herself and her emotion through a single representation is so powerful, it summons emotions and thoughts you were never really aware you had.    Tell us what makes this collection especially unique in your point of view.   All the pieces that we made, and the fabrics we used make the Fleur du Soleil collection very poetic and true to the Sandra Mansour aesthetic. When collaborating we really wanted to bring both brand identities to life, the coolness of H&M and the ethereal feel of Sandra Mansour. We used soft and flowy fabrics, like point d’esprit , and ruffles, signature features found in many collections.  The campaign is also a very unique and true testimony to the House of Sandra Mansour. The fact that we were able to collaborate in this process as well gave both of us ability to express ourselves especially well, and the outcome is life.    Which are the key pieces of the collection?   I honestly love all the pieces, we really worked hard on creating a concise and fashion forward collection. We wanted a collection that translates easily from daywear to nightwear. I personally, love the caftan with the embossed sunflower print, the black wrap dress, and the point d’esprit tulle ruffled dress, which is a staple piece. All the accessories are easy to wear and add an extra flare to every outfit. Lastly, the t-shirt and hoody are my go to easy pieces.    What does a sunflower represent to you? Hope and light, this flower needs light to blossom, and so does all life on earth. It is a recurring flower, I used it in my first ready-to-wear Bridal collection. I think there is a very poetic, yet strong trait that can be found in the Sunflower. It is a flower that has the same cycle as the sun, it revolves its pattern around it, setting and rising at the same time.    What message are you sending to the women with this collection?   To persevere, and be agile. I think this year has taught us  how unexpected forces can come into play, and influence our lives in ways we never thought possible. For that, we need to be open to newness and change, and remember with change, no matter how difficult new opportunities prosper, and new visions come to life. Move forward with an open mind, and remember the light will always guide us.     all images by OUMAYMA BOUMESHOULI. We had a delight speaking with Sandra Mansour about her new collaboration with H&M.     What is your collection in collaboration with H&M dedicated to?   Light and Hope! We used the sun and sunflower to bring these two components of nature to life. We wanted to create a collection that speaks true to the need for hope in these trying times.    How did the collaborative process begin?  ​ I received an email while I was on a weekend getaway celebrating my birthday. Next thing I knew, I was on a flight to Stockholm the week after that, and thus began this beautiful journey. It has been a remarkable experience working with the Fleur du Soleil team!  What inspired this collection?    In this specific collection, I referenced four female artists that serve as a constant inspiration to me. Toyen, Dorothea Tanning, Lena Leclercq and Bibi Zogbé. In every collection, I always gravitate towards painters and writers. They both serve as a guiding force for my imagination, and my creative process. Toyen and Dorothea Tanning, are excellent artists in their self-expression, and bringing to life the true meaning of surrealism. You can’t help but escape when you come across one of their paintings. Lena Leclercq, a poet that evokes in-depth emotion and expands your thought process with words, strong yet soft words. Finally, Bibi Zogbé, is a Lebanese painter, who painted flowers as an ode to her homeland. Her ability to express herself and her emotion through a single representation is so powerful, it summons emotions and thoughts you were never really aware you had.    Tell us what makes this collection especially unique in your point of view.   All the pieces that we made, and the fabrics we used make the Fleur du Soleil collection very poetic and true to the Sandra Mansour aesthetic. When collaborating we really wanted to bring both brand identities to life, the coolness of H&M and the ethereal feel of Sandra Mansour. We used soft and flowy fabrics, like point d’esprit , and ruffles, signature features found in many collections.  The campaign is also a very unique and true testimony to the House of Sandra Mansour. The fact that we were able to collaborate in this process as well gave both of us ability to express ourselves especially well, and the outcome is life.    Which are the key pieces of the collection?   I honestly love all the pieces, we really worked hard on creating a concise and fashion forward collection. We wanted a collection that translates easily from daywear to nightwear. I personally, love the caftan with the embossed sunflower print, the black wrap dress, and the point d’esprit tulle ruffled dress, which is a staple piece. All the accessories are easy to wear and add an extra flare to every outfit. Lastly, the t-shirt and hoody are my go to easy pieces.    What does a sunflower represent to you? Hope and light, this flower needs light to blossom, and so does all life on earth. It is a recurring flower, I used it in my first ready-to-wear Bridal collection. I think there is a very poetic, yet strong trait that can be found in the Sunflower. It is a flower that has the same cycle as the sun, it revolves its pattern around it, setting and rising at the same time.    What message are you sending to the women with this collection?   To persevere, and be agile. I think this year has taught us  how unexpected forces can come into play, and influence our lives in ways we never thought possible. For that, we need to be open to newness and change, and remember with change, no matter how difficult new opportunities prosper, and new visions come to life. Move forward with an open mind, and remember the light will always guide us.     all images by OUMAYMA BOUMESHOULI.

Acne Studios launches the Fall/Winter 2020 collection with team members and their dogs
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Acne Studios launches the Fall/Winter 2020 collection with team members and their dogs

Fashion Acne Studios launch of the Fall/Winter 2020 collection features dog artwork realized by British artist, Lydia Blakeley, known for casting her creative gaze onto everything from prize poodles to cat memes.     To capture the garments showcasing man’s best friend, Acne Studios gathered members of its own team members for a portrait of employees and their dogs. Swedish photographer AndersEdström, captures this Acne Studios special occasion. Sta ers along with their dogs werephotographed wearing the pup-focused garments as well as oversized suiting pieces from the collection at the headquarters in Stockholm, once the Czech Embassy.     “A while ago I became a dog owner myself. Ever since then I’ve started to notice the ‘dog people’, walking, being and dressing. I didn’t see them in the same way before and now I guess I’ve become one myself. For this collection, I wanted to highlight and credit that subculture for all the inspiration it has given me.” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.     With the 70s brutalist-style building as a backdrop along with interior, the portrait captures Pontus Björkman, Global Wholesale Director and his Yorkshire Terrier Kenzo; Edouard Schneider, Global Communications Director and his Miniature Dachshund Pumba; Ioana Ciocan, Technical Designer and her French Bulldog Jasper, to name a few.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection in full is a reimagination of vintage workwear. Lydia’s dog motifs, which are screen-printed throughout the collection on cotton staples,are found among lumberjack-inspired annels, over-dimensioned checks and classic denim.The collection is composed of a range of fabrics, from denims to silks, in a mix of bold and neutral hues.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection is available in Acne Studios stores and online at acnestudios.com. Acne Studios launch of the Fall/Winter 2020 collection features dog artwork realized by British artist, Lydia Blakeley, known for casting her creative gaze onto everything from prize poodles to cat memes.     To capture the garments showcasing man’s best friend, Acne Studios gathered members of its own team members for a portrait of employees and their dogs. Swedish photographer AndersEdström, captures this Acne Studios special occasion. Sta ers along with their dogs werephotographed wearing the pup-focused garments as well as oversized suiting pieces from the collection at the headquarters in Stockholm, once the Czech Embassy.     “A while ago I became a dog owner myself. Ever since then I’ve started to notice the ‘dog people’, walking, being and dressing. I didn’t see them in the same way before and now I guess I’ve become one myself. For this collection, I wanted to highlight and credit that subculture for all the inspiration it has given me.” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.     With the 70s brutalist-style building as a backdrop along with interior, the portrait captures Pontus Björkman, Global Wholesale Director and his Yorkshire Terrier Kenzo; Edouard Schneider, Global Communications Director and his Miniature Dachshund Pumba; Ioana Ciocan, Technical Designer and her French Bulldog Jasper, to name a few.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection in full is a reimagination of vintage workwear. Lydia’s dog motifs, which are screen-printed throughout the collection on cotton staples,are found among lumberjack-inspired annels, over-dimensioned checks and classic denim.The collection is composed of a range of fabrics, from denims to silks, in a mix of bold and neutral hues.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection is available in Acne Studios stores and online at acnestudios.com.

FENDI launches it's new image campaign starring Zoey Deutch
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FENDI launches it's new image campaign starring Zoey Deutch

Fashion FENDI launches its first ever worldwide video and image campaign in honor of its first iconic bag, the Peekaboo, featuring actress and producer Zoey Deutch.   The campaign highlights the emotional relationship between the Peekaboo bag and Zoey, celebrating her most authentic, intimate, true inner self.   The story unfolds as Zoey on set is embracing her Peekaboo, revealing its inside while her own personality shines. Her inner soul appears, along with the inside of the Bag itself: the story follows her, cut into a short, chronological sequence that leads the viewer into the moment when she seats in the studio – ready to be photographed with the FENDI Peekaboo. The soundtrack song I See You by The Horrors flaunts Zoey’s bold, eccentric, energetic personality, magnifying the magic relationship between her and the Peekaboo.   Presented for the FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-21 Collection last February, the new Peekaboo features a new accordion-frame shape, to open in a deep ‘smile’featuring inside pockets which can be interchangeable in smooth leather or precious skins and personalized with one’s initials.      Since its creation for Spring/Summer 2009, Silvia Venturini Fendi has combined the Maison’s savoir-faire and limitless creativity with the research for high-quality materials and details, giving life to infinite versions of the Peekaboothat – each one with its standout and distinctive features – all flawlessly embody the versatile and timeless aspect of this bag that has been and will continue to be elevated, reinterpreted and declined season after season, collection after collection.      The campaign is set to launch globally from the end of July in print issues and online, while the new Peekaboo bag will hit stores from late August. Explore more on Fendi.com FENDI launches its first ever worldwide video and image campaign in honor of its first iconic bag, the Peekaboo, featuring actress and producer Zoey Deutch.   The campaign highlights the emotional relationship between the Peekaboo bag and Zoey, celebrating her most authentic, intimate, true inner self.   The story unfolds as Zoey on set is embracing her Peekaboo, revealing its inside while her own personality shines. Her inner soul appears, along with the inside of the Bag itself: the story follows her, cut into a short, chronological sequence that leads the viewer into the moment when she seats in the studio – ready to be photographed with the FENDI Peekaboo. The soundtrack song I See You by The Horrors flaunts Zoey’s bold, eccentric, energetic personality, magnifying the magic relationship between her and the Peekaboo.   Presented for the FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-21 Collection last February, the new Peekaboo features a new accordion-frame shape, to open in a deep ‘smile’featuring inside pockets which can be interchangeable in smooth leather or precious skins and personalized with one’s initials.      Since its creation for Spring/Summer 2009, Silvia Venturini Fendi has combined the Maison’s savoir-faire and limitless creativity with the research for high-quality materials and details, giving life to infinite versions of the Peekaboothat – each one with its standout and distinctive features – all flawlessly embody the versatile and timeless aspect of this bag that has been and will continue to be elevated, reinterpreted and declined season after season, collection after collection.      The campaign is set to launch globally from the end of July in print issues and online, while the new Peekaboo bag will hit stores from late August. Explore more on Fendi.com

New Uniqlo U by Christophe Lemaire
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New Uniqlo U by Christophe Lemaire

Fashion   Simplicity meets elegance and convenience: International clothing retailer UNIQLO today announces that it will launch the Uniqlo U fall / winter collection on September 17. The collection, designed by artistic director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris, updates the well-known classics in a varied color palette. The use of neutral tones in combination with deep, muted colors evoke a feeling of warmth and comfort. The new collection consists of items for women, items for men and accessories.     New for women: details and comfort:   Lemaire's inspiration can clearly be found in minimalism this season. This manifests itself in simplistic and functional pieces designed to further expand a modern wardrobe. The classics have been updated with new details and more comfort; the color palette has also been broadened by adding more neutral, warm tones. Especially the gray-blue color that we see this season, provides a subtle contrast in the collection - it is also the perfect color to wear all year round. Satin and crinkled viscose provide a luxurious accent and provide a sophisticated addition to these simplistic silhouettes.   A long, padded jacket elegantly combines volume with softness and warmth. The vintage-inspired dresses feature refined details and a relaxed fit, while the knits sensually embrace the body shape. A boxy jacket is worked out in a wool blend, which provides the perfect mix of a cool, masculine look with feminine shapes.       New for men: refined warmth:   The energetic European street culture from previous decades can be seen as a spearhead in the inspiration for the men's line. We see classic sports elements combined with cool boxy fits and oversized silhouettes. The neutral tones provide a classic look and, in combination with black, white and dark blue, form the perfect wardrobe. This season's rich accents come mainly from orange tones and a deep burgundy. Textures such as corduroy, a wool blend fleece and wool jersey provide even more comfort.   A quilted corduroy shirt in a casual tapered silhouette makes it both sophisticated and warm. A key piece from the collection is the boxy half-length coat, featuring an oversized collar and storm closure at the front. This jacket stylishly offers resistance to rainy weather conditions. The application of soft fleece on a shirt jacket ensures that it can be worn both indoors and outdoors. Even the shorter coats will help you through the cold this season because they are made of wool blend fleece.     shop the collection: https://www.uniqlo.com/uniqlo-u/20fw/us/en/   Simplicity meets elegance and convenience: International clothing retailer UNIQLO today announces that it will launch the Uniqlo U fall / winter collection on September 17. The collection, designed by artistic director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris, updates the well-known classics in a varied color palette. The use of neutral tones in combination with deep, muted colors evoke a feeling of warmth and comfort. The new collection consists of items for women, items for men and accessories.     New for women: details and comfort:   Lemaire's inspiration can clearly be found in minimalism this season. This manifests itself in simplistic and functional pieces designed to further expand a modern wardrobe. The classics have been updated with new details and more comfort; the color palette has also been broadened by adding more neutral, warm tones. Especially the gray-blue color that we see this season, provides a subtle contrast in the collection - it is also the perfect color to wear all year round. Satin and crinkled viscose provide a luxurious accent and provide a sophisticated addition to these simplistic silhouettes.   A long, padded jacket elegantly combines volume with softness and warmth. The vintage-inspired dresses feature refined details and a relaxed fit, while the knits sensually embrace the body shape. A boxy jacket is worked out in a wool blend, which provides the perfect mix of a cool, masculine look with feminine shapes.       New for men: refined warmth:   The energetic European street culture from previous decades can be seen as a spearhead in the inspiration for the men's line. We see classic sports elements combined with cool boxy fits and oversized silhouettes. The neutral tones provide a classic look and, in combination with black, white and dark blue, form the perfect wardrobe. This season's rich accents come mainly from orange tones and a deep burgundy. Textures such as corduroy, a wool blend fleece and wool jersey provide even more comfort.   A quilted corduroy shirt in a casual tapered silhouette makes it both sophisticated and warm. A key piece from the collection is the boxy half-length coat, featuring an oversized collar and storm closure at the front. This jacket stylishly offers resistance to rainy weather conditions. The application of soft fleece on a shirt jacket ensures that it can be worn both indoors and outdoors. Even the shorter coats will help you through the cold this season because they are made of wool blend fleece.     shop the collection: https://www.uniqlo.com/uniqlo-u/20fw/us/en/

SALLE PRIVÉE launches SALLE PRIVÉE LOGO
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SALLE PRIVÉE launches SALLE PRIVÉE LOGO

Fashion The Dutch House of Design SALLE PRIVÉE, founded in 2016, presents its first collection of items with logo, in a very limited edition.     Normally, the label isn't a big fan of clothes that scream while you're wearing it; all items have only subtle references or no logo at all on the outside. But for this small capsule collection, the brand created a few items, for the fans who asked for them. The capsule collection consists of a grey sweater and two off-white t-shirts with a logo on the chest and can be worn by both men and women. All items are made from the finest cotton.     “We will never be the brand that is all about“ logo ”, but we are happy to have customers who want to proudly show they are wearing us! “Anna Hegeman - CEO, SALLE PRIVATE     SALLE PRIVÉE is known for its luxurious and permanent collection of lifestyle products designed for men, but the collection can also be worn by women. SALLE PRIVÉE always emphasizes elegance and craftsmanship in its designs, be it perfume or accessories.     The limited collection is exclusively available at salle-privee.com and at the new shop at 48 Cornelis Schuytstraat in Amsterdam. The Dutch House of Design SALLE PRIVÉE, founded in 2016, presents its first collection of items with logo, in a very limited edition.     Normally, the label isn't a big fan of clothes that scream while you're wearing it; all items have only subtle references or no logo at all on the outside. But for this small capsule collection, the brand created a few items, for the fans who asked for them. The capsule collection consists of a grey sweater and two off-white t-shirts with a logo on the chest and can be worn by both men and women. All items are made from the finest cotton.     “We will never be the brand that is all about“ logo ”, but we are happy to have customers who want to proudly show they are wearing us! “Anna Hegeman - CEO, SALLE PRIVATE     SALLE PRIVÉE is known for its luxurious and permanent collection of lifestyle products designed for men, but the collection can also be worn by women. SALLE PRIVÉE always emphasizes elegance and craftsmanship in its designs, be it perfume or accessories.     The limited collection is exclusively available at salle-privee.com and at the new shop at 48 Cornelis Schuytstraat in Amsterdam.

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