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AGL for Spring & Summer 2021
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AGL for Spring & Summer 2021

Accessories Sara, Vera and Mari – The Giusti sisters – introduce their personal new aesthetic that has been designed in dialogue with the new generation of women and their new vision of the world.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 shoe collection is the result of a process where creativity embrace the essential and colors are key players: from pastels to vivid hues. The research of a new fashion minimalism threads through balanced mash up of colors and the use of ne soft materials as nappa leather, iridescent embossed lizard effect leather and tulle.   The re ned study of shapes and styles shines through this collection: shoes are easy and versatile therefore both pure silhouettes and sculptural shapes are crafted with clean-cut or daring cut-off, soft weaves and leather nets.   All this is directed as in a symphony by sober elegance and strong commitment to the brand codes: care for quality leads the Italian brand to timeless contemporary pieces created with the most sophisticated craftsmanship, the use of high-quality materials and with keen attention to details. Together with a sensitive balance between practicality and femininity: AGL cosmopolite women care about aesthetic and comfort, looking for Made in Italy perfection and comfortable day-to-night con dence.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 collection will be presented through an innovative visual project created with the use of arti cial intelligence through the GAN algorithm (Generative Adversarial Networks). It is one of the very rst attempt to bring AI into fashion moving imagery where human shape, the clothing they wear are recognized and mixed by an electronic machine to create an organic and unpredictable ow of images. The video directed by videographer Alberto Maria Colombo  was unveiled at AGL showroom in Milan. Sara, Vera and Mari – The Giusti sisters – introduce their personal new aesthetic that has been designed in dialogue with the new generation of women and their new vision of the world.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 shoe collection is the result of a process where creativity embrace the essential and colors are key players: from pastels to vivid hues. The research of a new fashion minimalism threads through balanced mash up of colors and the use of ne soft materials as nappa leather, iridescent embossed lizard effect leather and tulle.   The re ned study of shapes and styles shines through this collection: shoes are easy and versatile therefore both pure silhouettes and sculptural shapes are crafted with clean-cut or daring cut-off, soft weaves and leather nets.   All this is directed as in a symphony by sober elegance and strong commitment to the brand codes: care for quality leads the Italian brand to timeless contemporary pieces created with the most sophisticated craftsmanship, the use of high-quality materials and with keen attention to details. Together with a sensitive balance between practicality and femininity: AGL cosmopolite women care about aesthetic and comfort, looking for Made in Italy perfection and comfortable day-to-night con dence.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 collection will be presented through an innovative visual project created with the use of arti cial intelligence through the GAN algorithm (Generative Adversarial Networks). It is one of the very rst attempt to bring AI into fashion moving imagery where human shape, the clothing they wear are recognized and mixed by an electronic machine to create an organic and unpredictable ow of images. The video directed by videographer Alberto Maria Colombo  was unveiled at AGL showroom in Milan.

Acne Studios brings new concept to historic Norrmalmstorg store
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Acne Studios brings new concept to historic Norrmalmstorg store

Fashion Acne Studios is pleased to announce a whole new look to refresh its Norrmalmstorg store in Stockholm. The refurbishment follows the brand’s global store ethos, where each location makes individual use of the Acne Studios design language.   “It’s a temple. For me the idea of a temple is a place that belongs to no one but is owned by everyone. It’s part of our history but also the future. This is how I see our monumental flagship store in Stockholm” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.   Acne Studios is pleased to announce a whole new look to refresh its Norrmalmstorg store in Stockholm. The refurbishment follows the brand’s global store ethos, where each location makes individual use of the Acne Studios design language.   “It’s a temple. For me the idea of a temple is a place that belongs to no one but is owned by everyone. It’s part of our history but also the future. This is how I see our monumental flagship store in Stockholm” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.  

LOUBISHARK
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LOUBISHARK

Accessories Sartorially radical, immediately recognizable, and bursting with technical innovations: When it comes to setting the bar for instant cult status, the new Loubishark sneaker has exactly what it takes. Making its debut with an exclusive pre-launch of 600 numbered, limited-edition pairs, the race is on to secure a pair of the season’s most must-have sneaker.   As sleek as it is fashion-forward, the latest addition to Christian Louboutin’s now iconic sneaker offer combines the Maison’s technical savoir-faire withan innate air for the instantly covetable. Mixingmaterials and colors, the Loubishark features an hi-tech upper crafted from a total of 13 different components including suede leather panels, rubberand mesh giving it a modern sports-in ected feel.Reinforcing the shoe’s strong visual identity, a contrasting rubber lattice cage hugs the heel paying tribute to the architecture of the Maison’s Galerie Véro Dodat boutique, while two signature spike studs embellish the pull tab for quintessentially Louboutin appeal.   Designed for the urban playground, the Loubishark pays close attention to detail featuring a shock- absorbing cushioned insole for increased protection. Designed with a slightly wider toe box and a hollow midsole for maximum comfort, a tubular constructionat the back allows for greater exibility while theV-shaped tongue offers additional ease of wear.   But while there’s plenty to love about the Loubishark, the stand out star of this new sneaker is undoubtedly its unmistakable chunky technical sole. Inspired in part by the track shoes of the 70’s, oversized moulded ridges recall the Maison’s signature spikes, playing with proportions to create a statement look that won’t go unnoticed. Contrasting the Maison’s iconic red with a brilliant optic white for greater visual impact, the Loubishark’s highly graphic nature will appeal to style-makers and sartorially bold players alike who like to see and be seen. 600 numbered pairs of the Loubishark, featuring 3 exclusive styles, will launch on September 8thon a website accessible by invitation only. With a full collection launch planned for later in the month, this style promises to become a trend-setting silhouette in its own right. Sartorially radical, immediately recognizable, and bursting with technical innovations: When it comes to setting the bar for instant cult status, the new Loubishark sneaker has exactly what it takes. Making its debut with an exclusive pre-launch of 600 numbered, limited-edition pairs, the race is on to secure a pair of the season’s most must-have sneaker.   As sleek as it is fashion-forward, the latest addition to Christian Louboutin’s now iconic sneaker offer combines the Maison’s technical savoir-faire withan innate air for the instantly covetable. Mixingmaterials and colors, the Loubishark features an hi-tech upper crafted from a total of 13 different components including suede leather panels, rubberand mesh giving it a modern sports-in ected feel.Reinforcing the shoe’s strong visual identity, a contrasting rubber lattice cage hugs the heel paying tribute to the architecture of the Maison’s Galerie Véro Dodat boutique, while two signature spike studs embellish the pull tab for quintessentially Louboutin appeal.   Designed for the urban playground, the Loubishark pays close attention to detail featuring a shock- absorbing cushioned insole for increased protection. Designed with a slightly wider toe box and a hollow midsole for maximum comfort, a tubular constructionat the back allows for greater exibility while theV-shaped tongue offers additional ease of wear.   But while there’s plenty to love about the Loubishark, the stand out star of this new sneaker is undoubtedly its unmistakable chunky technical sole. Inspired in part by the track shoes of the 70’s, oversized moulded ridges recall the Maison’s signature spikes, playing with proportions to create a statement look that won’t go unnoticed. Contrasting the Maison’s iconic red with a brilliant optic white for greater visual impact, the Loubishark’s highly graphic nature will appeal to style-makers and sartorially bold players alike who like to see and be seen. 600 numbered pairs of the Loubishark, featuring 3 exclusive styles, will launch on September 8thon a website accessible by invitation only. With a full collection launch planned for later in the month, this style promises to become a trend-setting silhouette in its own right.

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Vans Announces Anderson .Paak as Global Music Ambassador and Debuts Exclusive Footwear and Accessories Collaboration
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Vans Announces Anderson .Paak as Global Music Ambassador and Debuts Exclusive Footwear and Accessories Collaboration

Accessories Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to announce three-time Grammy award-winning artist, musician and producer Anderson .Paak as the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. Vans and AP share a mutual passion to promote creative expression through their active support of art and music. AP is longtime fan of the brand and always aspires to uplift the community around him, making him a natural addition to the Vans family. Having once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California, AP has since gone on to perform live on theHouse of Vans stage and is featured as part of Vans’ global music content series, Sidestripe Sessions. This year, AP will serve as one of the global judges for the brand’s Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world.     “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.”   “We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are excited to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated music and art initiatives, product design and enabling creativity within the local community and around the world,” said Tierney Stout, global music marketing lead at Vans. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him into the Vans Family.”   The forthcoming partnership is celebrated with an exclusive footwear and accessories collection inspired by AP’s Southern California roots and his critically-acclaimed breakthrough albums Venice and Malibu. The two-piece footwear assortment headlines with the ubiquitous Old Skool DX silhouette inspired by AP’s debut album, Venice which features a wavy, psychedelic upper that mixes digital print and 3D printing for added depth and texture and is finished with bold yellow eyelets and a translucent blue vinyl Sidestripe. TheSid DX pays homage to AP’s 2016 album, Malibu and showcases embroidered chenille pattern uppers complimented by tonal black laces and stitching, and features a Flying-V logo embroidered at each side. Each footwear model is finished with a custom tongue label message from AP along with translucent green waffle soles, custom packaging and dust bag matching back to the collection. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection includes a matchingAP Bucket Hat that showcases each of the custom prints, silicon patches and signature quotes affixed to the brim of each hat. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection will be available worldwide on November 13 and will retail for €45 - €115 / £37 - £95. Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to announce three-time Grammy award-winning artist, musician and producer Anderson .Paak as the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. Vans and AP share a mutual passion to promote creative expression through their active support of art and music. AP is longtime fan of the brand and always aspires to uplift the community around him, making him a natural addition to the Vans family. Having once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California, AP has since gone on to perform live on theHouse of Vans stage and is featured as part of Vans’ global music content series, Sidestripe Sessions. This year, AP will serve as one of the global judges for the brand’s Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world.     “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.”   “We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are excited to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated music and art initiatives, product design and enabling creativity within the local community and around the world,” said Tierney Stout, global music marketing lead at Vans. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him into the Vans Family.”   The forthcoming partnership is celebrated with an exclusive footwear and accessories collection inspired by AP’s Southern California roots and his critically-acclaimed breakthrough albums Venice and Malibu. The two-piece footwear assortment headlines with the ubiquitous Old Skool DX silhouette inspired by AP’s debut album, Venice which features a wavy, psychedelic upper that mixes digital print and 3D printing for added depth and texture and is finished with bold yellow eyelets and a translucent blue vinyl Sidestripe. TheSid DX pays homage to AP’s 2016 album, Malibu and showcases embroidered chenille pattern uppers complimented by tonal black laces and stitching, and features a Flying-V logo embroidered at each side. Each footwear model is finished with a custom tongue label message from AP along with translucent green waffle soles, custom packaging and dust bag matching back to the collection. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection includes a matchingAP Bucket Hat that showcases each of the custom prints, silicon patches and signature quotes affixed to the brim of each hat. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection will be available worldwide on November 13 and will retail for €45 - €115 / £37 - £95.

American Vintage - Masculine. Feminine. Plural.
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American Vintage - Masculine. Feminine. Plural.

Fashion Rooted in the DNA of American Vintage from the very start, the brand’s unisex approach to clothing takes a twin turn this season. Masculine and feminine cover their tracks and reinvent their own rules.   Shared materials, swapped pieces, same cuts. Between a man’s and a woman’s wardrobe, interchange organic cotton tees or oversized polos. In a range of vintage colours, you’ll love the softness of cotton fleece, the sharper lines of a zipped mock polo neck or the rectilinear geometry of sportswear zippers that stand out on gender-fluid silhouettes.   In autumn, the sizing also pairs up to better adapt to each individual. A matching ensemble, in the form of a suit, denim overalls, a long wool coat or a technical bomber jacket, comes together in a new symbiosis. Crafted for men and women, the iconic brand materials, in cotton and knitwear, declare a mutual and unique harmony, echoing the reinterpreted basics of the House. Rooted in the DNA of American Vintage from the very start, the brand’s unisex approach to clothing takes a twin turn this season. Masculine and feminine cover their tracks and reinvent their own rules.   Shared materials, swapped pieces, same cuts. Between a man’s and a woman’s wardrobe, interchange organic cotton tees or oversized polos. In a range of vintage colours, you’ll love the softness of cotton fleece, the sharper lines of a zipped mock polo neck or the rectilinear geometry of sportswear zippers that stand out on gender-fluid silhouettes.   In autumn, the sizing also pairs up to better adapt to each individual. A matching ensemble, in the form of a suit, denim overalls, a long wool coat or a technical bomber jacket, comes together in a new symbiosis. Crafted for men and women, the iconic brand materials, in cotton and knitwear, declare a mutual and unique harmony, echoing the reinterpreted basics of the House.

GLENN MARTENS APPOINTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DIESEL
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GLENN MARTENS APPOINTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DIESEL

Fashion OTB is proud to announce the appointment of Glenn Martens as Creative Director of Diesel effective immediately. In his new role, Glenn will overview the global brand’s style, communications, interior design, and more in general its overall creativity.     Born in 1983, Glenn Martens is a Belgian designer who started his career at Jean Paul Gaultier, and since 2013 he is the Creative Director of Parisian brand Y/Project. In 2017 Glenn won the ANDAM award (of which OTB is one of the historical supporters), and in 2018 Glenn was one of the guest designers of Diesel’s experimental capsule series Diesel Red Tag.     Thus Renzo Rosso, President of OTB: “Ever since I met Glenn in 2017 I saw his experience grow and his talent cement. Working with him on Diesel Red Tag, going through our company’s archives and heritage together, seeing him interact with the brand, brought us closer, and I am happy to now see him take the helm of Diesel, where he will marry his design vision with the iconoclastic values of this unique brand”.      “I am extremely honored and excited to join the Diesel family. Synonymous with radicality, honesty, and optimism, Diesel helped shape the way we see the future. Its unique voice has made it an undeniable icon. Today, more than ever, I feel the need to celebrate these founding values, to build bridges through a message of hope”, is the comment of Glenn Martens.  OTB is proud to announce the appointment of Glenn Martens as Creative Director of Diesel effective immediately. In his new role, Glenn will overview the global brand’s style, communications, interior design, and more in general its overall creativity.     Born in 1983, Glenn Martens is a Belgian designer who started his career at Jean Paul Gaultier, and since 2013 he is the Creative Director of Parisian brand Y/Project. In 2017 Glenn won the ANDAM award (of which OTB is one of the historical supporters), and in 2018 Glenn was one of the guest designers of Diesel’s experimental capsule series Diesel Red Tag.     Thus Renzo Rosso, President of OTB: “Ever since I met Glenn in 2017 I saw his experience grow and his talent cement. Working with him on Diesel Red Tag, going through our company’s archives and heritage together, seeing him interact with the brand, brought us closer, and I am happy to now see him take the helm of Diesel, where he will marry his design vision with the iconoclastic values of this unique brand”.      “I am extremely honored and excited to join the Diesel family. Synonymous with radicality, honesty, and optimism, Diesel helped shape the way we see the future. Its unique voice has made it an undeniable icon. Today, more than ever, I feel the need to celebrate these founding values, to build bridges through a message of hope”, is the comment of Glenn Martens. 

Louis Vuitton for Spring & Summer 2021
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Louis Vuitton for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion Week Stepping into a territory that is still stylistically vague. A sensitive zone that erases gender and promises exponential creative possibilities. What does an in-between garment look like? What kind of cut can dissolve masculine and feminine? What wardrobe might s/he look good in? A fascinating new exploration for fashion, and the promise of a great journey that Louis Vuitton sets out to discover by abolishing these last boundaries. Finding expression in a landscape that is tenuous and vast, but also neutral: giving it colour, forging its character, inciting radicality, giving it personality. This is but the beginning of a reflection that is open, stimulating and fundamentally conscious.     What is the inspiration for this collection?   More than an inspiration, it’s a question, the very signi cant one of gender. We’re going beyond the basic idea that a woman gains power by co-opting the masculine wardrobe. What space is there for a category of clothing between feminine and masculine? It’s a growing space and its contours are ever more permeable. We’re de ning a type of clothing that lives in a non-binary zone. It’s fascinating to consider. What is a non-binary garment? Inevitably, it’s the designer’s role to o era point of view.     What’s distinctive about it?   By way of pure demonstration, it could be the structure of a jacket that’s in-between – as feminine as it is masculine. Or for example, the t-shirt dresses in the nal series. They could be dresses, but they could also be exaggerated t-shirts that skaters wear over shorts, or something basketball players might wear. Classic overcoats are nished like oversized sweaters. Phosphorescent fabrics lend the impression of movement, like mercury ‒ the chemical quicksilver ‒ or a changing sky. It’s an interplay of appearance and disappearance. Something chameleon-like.     Is it a new style?   I nd myself back to what I’ve always loved doing, which in the end de nes my work throughout my career as a designer. Stylistic hybrids. Patchworks of di erent materials. How to mix sartorial opposites, bring them together, fuse them. If you take a powerful term like ‘gender- uid’ and apply it to fashion, it’s really the idea of uidity in a garment that moves harmoniously from one to the other, and which is one and the other. That’s all the more important today, when we see how clothing can become the centre of debate about what a man or a woman should wear. How we can call someone into question based on what they wear. I was struck by a news story about English students in uniform who, during a heatwave, were so hot the boys wore the girls’ pleated skirts in protest. Society is evolving faster than protocol. Obviously, those who personify this most are those who de ne themselves as non-binary. But more and more people are totally comfortable with wearing clothes that don’t traditionally align with their gender. It’s an interesting phase, and it opens up lots of creative possibilities in fashion. Before, we always de ned the characteristics of one gender while attributing them to the other. Today, there’s this neutral zone that un-categorises everything.     Can you please describe that neutral zone?   What if being non-aligned were engaging? Being neutral can be radical. There’s nothing bland about it: neutrality can be powerful, extreme and expressive. It's a galvanising exercise. On some styles, prints are made up of words that are like positive injunctions: “Vote”, “Stand”, “Sprint.” I wanted to transliterate an energetic, vigorous, daring collection. We need that right now.     You’re showing in restrictive conditions, in which the majority of the international fashion community is unable to attend. How are you presenting your collection? We are holding a show beneath the glass roof at La Samaritaine, a symbolic place within a prestigious location in Paris – on the top oor where the peacock frescoes are. This gigantic Art Nouveau painting, which was rediscovered and restored during renovations, speaks in a way of resilience, a desire to carry on.... The physical experience of the show is di erent from the digital one. In-person guests will be surrounded by green screens, the kind used in lmmaking for integrating special e ects. While the IRL audience is watching the show, online there will be a di erent, interactive environment for those who were unable to travel. While some guests will be able to direct the camera and interact with the show, creating a personalised perspective, the entire online audience will see a special set that features scenes from the Wim Wenders lm “Wings of Desire,” a story about angels, whom liturgy tells us are sexless, but who choose to experience life thanks to the power of love. Stepping into a territory that is still stylistically vague. A sensitive zone that erases gender and promises exponential creative possibilities. What does an in-between garment look like? What kind of cut can dissolve masculine and feminine? What wardrobe might s/he look good in? A fascinating new exploration for fashion, and the promise of a great journey that Louis Vuitton sets out to discover by abolishing these last boundaries. Finding expression in a landscape that is tenuous and vast, but also neutral: giving it colour, forging its character, inciting radicality, giving it personality. This is but the beginning of a reflection that is open, stimulating and fundamentally conscious.     What is the inspiration for this collection?   More than an inspiration, it’s a question, the very signi cant one of gender. We’re going beyond the basic idea that a woman gains power by co-opting the masculine wardrobe. What space is there for a category of clothing between feminine and masculine? It’s a growing space and its contours are ever more permeable. We’re de ning a type of clothing that lives in a non-binary zone. It’s fascinating to consider. What is a non-binary garment? Inevitably, it’s the designer’s role to o era point of view.     What’s distinctive about it?   By way of pure demonstration, it could be the structure of a jacket that’s in-between – as feminine as it is masculine. Or for example, the t-shirt dresses in the nal series. They could be dresses, but they could also be exaggerated t-shirts that skaters wear over shorts, or something basketball players might wear. Classic overcoats are nished like oversized sweaters. Phosphorescent fabrics lend the impression of movement, like mercury ‒ the chemical quicksilver ‒ or a changing sky. It’s an interplay of appearance and disappearance. Something chameleon-like.     Is it a new style?   I nd myself back to what I’ve always loved doing, which in the end de nes my work throughout my career as a designer. Stylistic hybrids. Patchworks of di erent materials. How to mix sartorial opposites, bring them together, fuse them. If you take a powerful term like ‘gender- uid’ and apply it to fashion, it’s really the idea of uidity in a garment that moves harmoniously from one to the other, and which is one and the other. That’s all the more important today, when we see how clothing can become the centre of debate about what a man or a woman should wear. How we can call someone into question based on what they wear. I was struck by a news story about English students in uniform who, during a heatwave, were so hot the boys wore the girls’ pleated skirts in protest. Society is evolving faster than protocol. Obviously, those who personify this most are those who de ne themselves as non-binary. But more and more people are totally comfortable with wearing clothes that don’t traditionally align with their gender. It’s an interesting phase, and it opens up lots of creative possibilities in fashion. Before, we always de ned the characteristics of one gender while attributing them to the other. Today, there’s this neutral zone that un-categorises everything.     Can you please describe that neutral zone?   What if being non-aligned were engaging? Being neutral can be radical. There’s nothing bland about it: neutrality can be powerful, extreme and expressive. It's a galvanising exercise. On some styles, prints are made up of words that are like positive injunctions: “Vote”, “Stand”, “Sprint.” I wanted to transliterate an energetic, vigorous, daring collection. We need that right now.     You’re showing in restrictive conditions, in which the majority of the international fashion community is unable to attend. How are you presenting your collection? We are holding a show beneath the glass roof at La Samaritaine, a symbolic place within a prestigious location in Paris – on the top oor where the peacock frescoes are. This gigantic Art Nouveau painting, which was rediscovered and restored during renovations, speaks in a way of resilience, a desire to carry on.... The physical experience of the show is di erent from the digital one. In-person guests will be surrounded by green screens, the kind used in lmmaking for integrating special e ects. While the IRL audience is watching the show, online there will be a di erent, interactive environment for those who were unable to travel. While some guests will be able to direct the camera and interact with the show, creating a personalised perspective, the entire online audience will see a special set that features scenes from the Wim Wenders lm “Wings of Desire,” a story about angels, whom liturgy tells us are sexless, but who choose to experience life thanks to the power of love.

CHANEL for spring & Summer 2021
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CHANEL for spring & Summer 2021

Fashion Week “I was thinking about actresses at the photocall, on the red carpet, that moment when they’re being called to by the photographers: their faces a little distracted, their attitude a little out of sync with the outfits they’re wearing. And then there are the fans waiting for them behind the barriers, this very lively side to cinema that happens beyond cinema, that’s what I like,” explains Virginie Viard, “This collection is a tribute to the muses of the House. Some of them are far away, it’s been a long time since we saw them. Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld dressed so many actresses in films and in real life. I was thinking about them who make us dream so much. But without wanting to replicate. Without falling into a vintage citation. I wanted it to be very joyful, colourful, and very vibrant too.”     So, alongside the ecru and black tweed suits, are jeans in fluorescent colours, fluid dresses and t-shirts printed with the letters of CHANEL like neon-lights, pale pink capri pants, long dresses printed with little flowers in black and white, or in an ultra-fine tweed, outfits embroidered with sequins, bermuda short suits and layers of asymmetry…     The silhouettes, staged in the collection press kit by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, are embodied by Rianne Van Rompaey, Mica Argañaraz and Louise de Chevigny, each one of them in four recurring cinematic situations: on the telephone, looking out of the window, sitting on a bed or walking down the street, just like scenes from a film. An evocation of the Nouvelle Vague, of Italian cinema and of Hollywood. “Because the world of Chanel evokes so many images, a whole unconscious that’s linked to cinema,” concludes Virginie Viard.     #CHANELSpringSummer “I was thinking about actresses at the photocall, on the red carpet, that moment when they’re being called to by the photographers: their faces a little distracted, their attitude a little out of sync with the outfits they’re wearing. And then there are the fans waiting for them behind the barriers, this very lively side to cinema that happens beyond cinema, that’s what I like,” explains Virginie Viard, “This collection is a tribute to the muses of the House. Some of them are far away, it’s been a long time since we saw them. Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld dressed so many actresses in films and in real life. I was thinking about them who make us dream so much. But without wanting to replicate. Without falling into a vintage citation. I wanted it to be very joyful, colourful, and very vibrant too.”     So, alongside the ecru and black tweed suits, are jeans in fluorescent colours, fluid dresses and t-shirts printed with the letters of CHANEL like neon-lights, pale pink capri pants, long dresses printed with little flowers in black and white, or in an ultra-fine tweed, outfits embroidered with sequins, bermuda short suits and layers of asymmetry…     The silhouettes, staged in the collection press kit by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, are embodied by Rianne Van Rompaey, Mica Argañaraz and Louise de Chevigny, each one of them in four recurring cinematic situations: on the telephone, looking out of the window, sitting on a bed or walking down the street, just like scenes from a film. An evocation of the Nouvelle Vague, of Italian cinema and of Hollywood. “Because the world of Chanel evokes so many images, a whole unconscious that’s linked to cinema,” concludes Virginie Viard.     #CHANELSpringSummer

TOMMY HILFIGER ACCELERATES TRANSITION TO A CIRCULAR BUSINESS WITH LAUNCH OF ‘TOMMY FOR LIFE’
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TOMMY HILFIGER ACCELERATES TRANSITION TO A CIRCULAR BUSINESS WITH LAUNCH OF ‘TOMMY FOR LIFE’

Design Tommy Hilfiger, announces the launch of ‘Tommyfor Life,’ a pioneering circular business model that will take pre-owned TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS pieces as well as damaged items from retail operations, to make them good as new or remix them into completely new styles. ‘Tommyfor Life’ products will go through a renewal process that includes professional cleaning, repairing, restoring and a strict quality assurance and control. ‘Tommy for Life’ will be piloted in the Netherlands starting today, before expanding to other European markets in 2021. ‘Tommyfor Life’ products will be available for purchase online exclusively at tommyforlife.com.      “The time to drive real, impactful change in the fashion industry is here and now, so we are committed to identifying ways to innovate our business models, practices and the way we interact with our consumers,” said Martijn Hagman, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. “‘Tommyfor Life’ provides solutions to one of our industry’s greatest challenges: switching from a “take-make-waste” approach to a model in which we keep products and materials in use as long as possible. Our investments in a business model that pioneers this at this scale and complexity will have true impact – not only on our brand, but on the future of the industry as a whole.”     The ‘Tommyfor Life’ program has developed three key product lines to extend the life of garments taken in:   Reloved: Previously owned products traded-in by consumers. Refreshed: Restored items from store and e-commerce returns. For example, items from the retail inventories that become unsaleable or proved defective, such as becoming stained as a result of handling, broken seams, lost buttons, etc. Remixed: Beginning in 2021, products that cannot be cleaned in full or repaired will be taken apart, with their materials used to create new, unique designs.     ‘Tommyfor Life’ is one of the initiatives tied to Tommy Hilfiger’sMake it Possible program, a bold approach to environmental and social sustainability that reinforces the organization’s commitment to create fashion that ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All’. The new business model is in line with Tommy Hilfiger’s vision to make products that are fully circular and that can be part of a sustainable loop by 2030.     To participate in ‘Tommyfor Life’, consumers are invited to trade-in their pre-loved TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS items at TOMMY HILFIGER stores or send them via mail in exchange for discount vouchers. The value of the vouchers will depend on the type and number of items traded, regardless of their condition. In partnership with The Renewal Workshop – the leading provider of a circular solutions for apparel and textile brands – Tommy Hilfiger will sort, clean and repair donated items, restoring them to a newfound glory. What cannot be restored will be remixed into a new line of unique designs. Those that cannot be remixed will be recycled into yarns or repurposed, for instance into insulation. Nothing will go to waste.      To purchase product, trade in TOMMY HILFIGER products and learn more about the program, visit tommyforlife.com. Tommy Hilfiger, announces the launch of ‘Tommyfor Life,’ a pioneering circular business model that will take pre-owned TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS pieces as well as damaged items from retail operations, to make them good as new or remix them into completely new styles. ‘Tommyfor Life’ products will go through a renewal process that includes professional cleaning, repairing, restoring and a strict quality assurance and control. ‘Tommy for Life’ will be piloted in the Netherlands starting today, before expanding to other European markets in 2021. ‘Tommyfor Life’ products will be available for purchase online exclusively at tommyforlife.com.      “The time to drive real, impactful change in the fashion industry is here and now, so we are committed to identifying ways to innovate our business models, practices and the way we interact with our consumers,” said Martijn Hagman, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. “‘Tommyfor Life’ provides solutions to one of our industry’s greatest challenges: switching from a “take-make-waste” approach to a model in which we keep products and materials in use as long as possible. Our investments in a business model that pioneers this at this scale and complexity will have true impact – not only on our brand, but on the future of the industry as a whole.”     The ‘Tommyfor Life’ program has developed three key product lines to extend the life of garments taken in:   Reloved: Previously owned products traded-in by consumers. Refreshed: Restored items from store and e-commerce returns. For example, items from the retail inventories that become unsaleable or proved defective, such as becoming stained as a result of handling, broken seams, lost buttons, etc. Remixed: Beginning in 2021, products that cannot be cleaned in full or repaired will be taken apart, with their materials used to create new, unique designs.     ‘Tommyfor Life’ is one of the initiatives tied to Tommy Hilfiger’sMake it Possible program, a bold approach to environmental and social sustainability that reinforces the organization’s commitment to create fashion that ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All’. The new business model is in line with Tommy Hilfiger’s vision to make products that are fully circular and that can be part of a sustainable loop by 2030.     To participate in ‘Tommyfor Life’, consumers are invited to trade-in their pre-loved TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS items at TOMMY HILFIGER stores or send them via mail in exchange for discount vouchers. The value of the vouchers will depend on the type and number of items traded, regardless of their condition. In partnership with The Renewal Workshop – the leading provider of a circular solutions for apparel and textile brands – Tommy Hilfiger will sort, clean and repair donated items, restoring them to a newfound glory. What cannot be restored will be remixed into a new line of unique designs. Those that cannot be remixed will be recycled into yarns or repurposed, for instance into insulation. Nothing will go to waste.      To purchase product, trade in TOMMY HILFIGER products and learn more about the program, visit tommyforlife.com.

Hermès for  SS21
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Hermès for SS21

Fashion Week Hermès presented the new WRTW for SS21 during Paris Fashion Week.       The growing pleasure of reconnection with the world, the infinite pleasure of beginning again. How sweet it is to live again. How urgent it is to go further. The body wraps itself in emotions, Not shying away, but playing a balancing act. A body once glimpsed through a keyhole, now fully there. Beautiful and whole. Sensuality found again. Why mask our vulnerabilities? We have uncovered our hidden flaws. We embraced our doubts with open arms, We have fashioned them. Once calm and confidence are found again, she knows everything will accelerate. Each era is its own beginning. Each afternoon a resurrection. Hermès presented the new WRTW for SS21 during Paris Fashion Week.       The growing pleasure of reconnection with the world, the infinite pleasure of beginning again. How sweet it is to live again. How urgent it is to go further. The body wraps itself in emotions, Not shying away, but playing a balancing act. A body once glimpsed through a keyhole, now fully there. Beautiful and whole. Sensuality found again. Why mask our vulnerabilities? We have uncovered our hidden flaws. We embraced our doubts with open arms, We have fashioned them. Once calm and confidence are found again, she knows everything will accelerate. Each era is its own beginning. Each afternoon a resurrection.

Givenchy for Spring & Summer 2021
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Givenchy for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion Week “You find the pieces of the puzzle for a collection, building it from symbols and signs, but never forgetting the reality of the person who will wear it and bring it to life. The women and men should be powerful and effortless, equal and joyful, a reflection of who they really are – only more so. It’s about finding the humanity in luxury.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     At Matthew M. Williams’ Givenchy, ‘Hardware’ is key. Eschewing, gendered notions of jewellery and accessories, rather it is hardware that unites the women and men of Givenchy, a symbolic nexus of utility and luxury and the place where this collection began. The Lover’s Lock is a unisex object of utility, decoration, commitment and emotion; a sincere yet playful symbol of Paris – it nods to the lost locks of Le Pont des Arts – it is an object punctuated throughout this initial collection as both decoration and fastenings. It also points to Williams’ commitment to the world of Givenchy in this first proposal as thehouse’s Creative Director.     The Spring-Summer ‘21 collection explores Givenchy in the form of a stream of consciousness for Williams and is a ‘sampler’ of what is to come. Begun in the midst of a pandemic and completed within two months, this is a new beginning, yet is intermingled with elements of the archive and is a utilisation of Givenchy’s distinct lineage, pointing to the past, present and future. Above all, there is a sense of celebration, of the people who have led Williams here and those he wants to wear the clothes. This is expressed in the images that reveals the collection, a photographic study by the creative director together with the artist Heji Shin – a photographer who also gets to the heart of who a person is as much as to the clothes they wear.     From Hubert de Givenchy’s swathes of looped drapery, lighter-than-air transparencies, linear necklines and ‘Jour’ open backs, to the McQueen horn, reborn; both the classical and radical contrasts of Givenchy are embraced and shown to have always been part of the house’s history in the collection. Ultimately, it is a feeling of elegance, playfulness and pragmatism that is key to Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the house.     There is a notion of evolution, both lighthearted and serious, in this play of elements past and present. From the Tryp-toe shoe and stockings, the Horn-heel and hat together with a further examination of the Antigona bag, each is a play on and development of existing objects in the archive. They are joined by the new unisex Cut-out bag in its many iterations, as well as the G chains, objects that are destined to add to the history of the house and are interspersed throughout. Williams’ signature technical material experimentation is balanced by the traditional, natural and opulent. From the use of a cotton Ottoman for both genders in outerwear, technical taffeta in tailoring and structured Punto di Milano jersey to evoke more pure forms in dressmaking, tradition is respected yet refined and re-contextualised. At the same time, an experiment in different densities of injected foam leads to an evolution of the slide, the ultra-comfortable Marshmallow Slide is the footwear that underpins much of the collection, quite literally providing a casual, insouciant foundation for many of the more formal looks. The study of casual archetypes continues throughout the collection, including new technical coatings of denim in both paint and resin, work that is as labour intensive as the collection’s more traditional embroideries. It is a sign ofWilliams’ Californian sensibility transplanted to Europe that he approaches the two sides with equal aplomb and rigour, both classicism and subversion, with a sense of ease and respect for the humanity of the wearer infusing all. “You find the pieces of the puzzle for a collection, building it from symbols and signs, but never forgetting the reality of the person who will wear it and bring it to life. The women and men should be powerful and effortless, equal and joyful, a reflection of who they really are – only more so. It’s about finding the humanity in luxury.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     At Matthew M. Williams’ Givenchy, ‘Hardware’ is key. Eschewing, gendered notions of jewellery and accessories, rather it is hardware that unites the women and men of Givenchy, a symbolic nexus of utility and luxury and the place where this collection began. The Lover’s Lock is a unisex object of utility, decoration, commitment and emotion; a sincere yet playful symbol of Paris – it nods to the lost locks of Le Pont des Arts – it is an object punctuated throughout this initial collection as both decoration and fastenings. It also points to Williams’ commitment to the world of Givenchy in this first proposal as thehouse’s Creative Director.     The Spring-Summer ‘21 collection explores Givenchy in the form of a stream of consciousness for Williams and is a ‘sampler’ of what is to come. Begun in the midst of a pandemic and completed within two months, this is a new beginning, yet is intermingled with elements of the archive and is a utilisation of Givenchy’s distinct lineage, pointing to the past, present and future. Above all, there is a sense of celebration, of the people who have led Williams here and those he wants to wear the clothes. This is expressed in the images that reveals the collection, a photographic study by the creative director together with the artist Heji Shin – a photographer who also gets to the heart of who a person is as much as to the clothes they wear.     From Hubert de Givenchy’s swathes of looped drapery, lighter-than-air transparencies, linear necklines and ‘Jour’ open backs, to the McQueen horn, reborn; both the classical and radical contrasts of Givenchy are embraced and shown to have always been part of the house’s history in the collection. Ultimately, it is a feeling of elegance, playfulness and pragmatism that is key to Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the house.     There is a notion of evolution, both lighthearted and serious, in this play of elements past and present. From the Tryp-toe shoe and stockings, the Horn-heel and hat together with a further examination of the Antigona bag, each is a play on and development of existing objects in the archive. They are joined by the new unisex Cut-out bag in its many iterations, as well as the G chains, objects that are destined to add to the history of the house and are interspersed throughout. Williams’ signature technical material experimentation is balanced by the traditional, natural and opulent. From the use of a cotton Ottoman for both genders in outerwear, technical taffeta in tailoring and structured Punto di Milano jersey to evoke more pure forms in dressmaking, tradition is respected yet refined and re-contextualised. At the same time, an experiment in different densities of injected foam leads to an evolution of the slide, the ultra-comfortable Marshmallow Slide is the footwear that underpins much of the collection, quite literally providing a casual, insouciant foundation for many of the more formal looks. The study of casual archetypes continues throughout the collection, including new technical coatings of denim in both paint and resin, work that is as labour intensive as the collection’s more traditional embroideries. It is a sign ofWilliams’ Californian sensibility transplanted to Europe that he approaches the two sides with equal aplomb and rigour, both classicism and subversion, with a sense of ease and respect for the humanity of the wearer infusing all.

STONE ISLAND X PERSOL
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STONE ISLAND X PERSOL

Accessories Present pilot frame P02460S — the reinterpretation of an archive model of sunglasses from the '70s to give birth to the PO2460S pilot frame, a new exclusive style that combines the spirit and the excellence of the two Italian brands. A single style and colorway.   It is a tantalizing convergence of the two brands, each being steeped in a rich heritage of Italian design and known for their devotion to craftmanship and technology. Separately they have defined excellence in their own fields. Together, they have created a new milestone in luxury eyewear. A mix of a shared vision.     A bold pilot profile is characterized by a metal bridge with visible screws, crafted with an exclusive attention to all details to ensure maximum protection, always in style. The metal bridge is hand brushed for an exquisite opal effect, in contrast with the frame. The gunmetal frame has temples enriched by the famous stylized Arrow and Meflecto technology and features yellow temple tips with the print of the iconic Stone Island logo. The frame is sanded by hand, making sure to give a luminous effect to the Arrow. The model has light blue polarized lenses, with both Persol and Stone Island engraved logos, one for each lens.     The sunglasses come with a multi-functional box that includes the sunglasses and their dedicated case, a branded lanyard and a special cleaning kit, embodying both brands’ attitude to the function.       Present pilot frame P02460S — the reinterpretation of an archive model of sunglasses from the '70s to give birth to the PO2460S pilot frame, a new exclusive style that combines the spirit and the excellence of the two Italian brands. A single style and colorway.   It is a tantalizing convergence of the two brands, each being steeped in a rich heritage of Italian design and known for their devotion to craftmanship and technology. Separately they have defined excellence in their own fields. Together, they have created a new milestone in luxury eyewear. A mix of a shared vision.     A bold pilot profile is characterized by a metal bridge with visible screws, crafted with an exclusive attention to all details to ensure maximum protection, always in style. The metal bridge is hand brushed for an exquisite opal effect, in contrast with the frame. The gunmetal frame has temples enriched by the famous stylized Arrow and Meflecto technology and features yellow temple tips with the print of the iconic Stone Island logo. The frame is sanded by hand, making sure to give a luminous effect to the Arrow. The model has light blue polarized lenses, with both Persol and Stone Island engraved logos, one for each lens.     The sunglasses come with a multi-functional box that includes the sunglasses and their dedicated case, a branded lanyard and a special cleaning kit, embodying both brands’ attitude to the function.      

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