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BOSS LAUNCHES SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION AND CAMPAIGN
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BOSS LAUNCHES SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION AND CAMPAIGN

Fashion Creativity, optimism and energy are the watchwords of Spring/Summer 2021 for BOSS. An international cast of up-and-coming talent, led by South Sudanese supermodel Adut Akech, introduces the new collection in a bold campaign directed by Fabien Baron.     Fusing elegance and ease, the looks are more relaxed than ever before. The work of artist William Farr, who combines flowers with found objects such as wire, is a rich point of reference, inspiring the use of metal eyelets throughout the collection. For men, the new season offers agenda-setting updates of classic BOSS pieces.   Graphic patterns combined with new shapes, such as in the combination of a check jacket with tracksuit-style pants. The result? A relaxed, easy-wear outfit that is every bit as elegant as a suit. The sophisticated use of stripes, camouflage and a bold logo graphic across knitwear, sweaters and outerwear underlines the contemporary mood.     Colours range from conker, a masculine red-brown first seen on the FW20 runway, to fresh blue and yellow tones. A selection of updated neutrals, including a rich camel brown and crisp off-white, round out the palette. Worn in combination, the shades infuse each look with an uplifting and dynamic feel.     For women, the collection has a sense of the playful, yet retains the precision and sharpness that defines the BOSS aesthetic. The relaxed mood is evident here too, with elegantly draped fabrics and loose fits providing a contemporary take on femininity. New combinations, such as sharp outerwear worn with track pants, or tailoring with a logo sweatshirt, are both confident and contemporary.     Colours echo those in the men’s collection, with a particular emphasis on zesty yellow and timeless black. Patterns are a key feature here too, while the use of metal elements references William Farr’s juxtaposition of the natural and industrial, and reveals the power of contrasts.   Creativity, optimism and energy are the watchwords of Spring/Summer 2021 for BOSS. An international cast of up-and-coming talent, led by South Sudanese supermodel Adut Akech, introduces the new collection in a bold campaign directed by Fabien Baron.     Fusing elegance and ease, the looks are more relaxed than ever before. The work of artist William Farr, who combines flowers with found objects such as wire, is a rich point of reference, inspiring the use of metal eyelets throughout the collection. For men, the new season offers agenda-setting updates of classic BOSS pieces.   Graphic patterns combined with new shapes, such as in the combination of a check jacket with tracksuit-style pants. The result? A relaxed, easy-wear outfit that is every bit as elegant as a suit. The sophisticated use of stripes, camouflage and a bold logo graphic across knitwear, sweaters and outerwear underlines the contemporary mood.     Colours range from conker, a masculine red-brown first seen on the FW20 runway, to fresh blue and yellow tones. A selection of updated neutrals, including a rich camel brown and crisp off-white, round out the palette. Worn in combination, the shades infuse each look with an uplifting and dynamic feel.     For women, the collection has a sense of the playful, yet retains the precision and sharpness that defines the BOSS aesthetic. The relaxed mood is evident here too, with elegantly draped fabrics and loose fits providing a contemporary take on femininity. New combinations, such as sharp outerwear worn with track pants, or tailoring with a logo sweatshirt, are both confident and contemporary.     Colours echo those in the men’s collection, with a particular emphasis on zesty yellow and timeless black. Patterns are a key feature here too, while the use of metal elements references William Farr’s juxtaposition of the natural and industrial, and reveals the power of contrasts.  

DIOR PRESENTS THE LAUNCH OF THE DIOR CARO BAG
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DIOR PRESENTS THE LAUNCH OF THE DIOR CARO BAG

Accessories An original expression of Dior codes, the Dior Caro bag is made in the House’s ateliers in Italy, with virtuoso craftsmanship that combines the beauty of the gesture with exceptional materials. After its pieces are meticulously cut from calf leather, the essential quilting stage alone requires 18,000 stitches to reproduce the subtle geometric weave of cannage. A delicate “Christian Dior” gold seal is affixed before the bag, which is mounted inside-out, is at last turned right-side out. Next, metal accessories adorned with the precious “CD” signature are affixed, from the chain links to the clasp.     Available in two sizes, in timeless shades such as black, gray, beige and ivory, this essential bag also comes in enchanting hues, borrowing intensity from red and softness from sky blue, mint green and compass rose. The small version is also available in three exclusive variations enhanced with shearling and raw denim, or punctuated with the hypnotic Tie & Dior as seen in the 2021 cruise show. These objects of desire lend themselves to a game of mix-and-match thanks to interchangeable shoulder straps for a daring look. A new emblem of Dior style. An original expression of Dior codes, the Dior Caro bag is made in the House’s ateliers in Italy, with virtuoso craftsmanship that combines the beauty of the gesture with exceptional materials. After its pieces are meticulously cut from calf leather, the essential quilting stage alone requires 18,000 stitches to reproduce the subtle geometric weave of cannage. A delicate “Christian Dior” gold seal is affixed before the bag, which is mounted inside-out, is at last turned right-side out. Next, metal accessories adorned with the precious “CD” signature are affixed, from the chain links to the clasp.     Available in two sizes, in timeless shades such as black, gray, beige and ivory, this essential bag also comes in enchanting hues, borrowing intensity from red and softness from sky blue, mint green and compass rose. The small version is also available in three exclusive variations enhanced with shearling and raw denim, or punctuated with the hypnotic Tie & Dior as seen in the 2021 cruise show. These objects of desire lend themselves to a game of mix-and-match thanks to interchangeable shoulder straps for a daring look. A new emblem of Dior style.

Louis Vuitton to launch an all-encompassing, collaborative collection with celebrated contemporary artist Urs Fischer
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Louis Vuitton to launch an all-encompassing, collaborative collection with celebrated contemporary artist Urs Fischer

Design Louis Vuitton has teamed up with acclaimed Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer on a multifaceted collaboration that highlights his playfully audacious creative vision across a wide range of leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.     Entitled “Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer”, Urs Fischer’s exuberant and textured reworking of Louis Vuitton’s signature Monogram is the starting point of this collection which features the Monogram’s owers and LV initials in new hand-drawn versions that he calls “memory sketches”. The resulting dream-like motifs have been meticulously adapted to suit each speci c product across this comprehensive collection, changing in size, perspective, colour and application technique.     Available in two colourways, black and red and black and white, this new Monogram is the collaboration’s key decorative motif, and features throughout the collection’s designs. In addition to ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes, seven special-edition bags – a Keepall, Cabas, Onthego, two Neverfulls, Speedys, Pochettes Accessoires, and a charming, hard-sided beauty case – use the Urs Fischer Monogram to particularly impressive e ect thanks to an exquisite tu etage treatment that uses velvet-like material to create extra texture and tactile relief.     The collaboration also features a series of whimsical characters created by Urs Fischer. The enchanting animals and objects are united in a playful print that lls a colourful silk square.     “Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer” is both a perfect, large-scale showcase for Urs Fischer’s creative world and the latest exciting chapter in Louis Vuitton’s longstanding commitment to the arts. The collection will launch in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide in January 2021. Louis Vuitton has teamed up with acclaimed Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer on a multifaceted collaboration that highlights his playfully audacious creative vision across a wide range of leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.     Entitled “Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer”, Urs Fischer’s exuberant and textured reworking of Louis Vuitton’s signature Monogram is the starting point of this collection which features the Monogram’s owers and LV initials in new hand-drawn versions that he calls “memory sketches”. The resulting dream-like motifs have been meticulously adapted to suit each speci c product across this comprehensive collection, changing in size, perspective, colour and application technique.     Available in two colourways, black and red and black and white, this new Monogram is the collaboration’s key decorative motif, and features throughout the collection’s designs. In addition to ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes, seven special-edition bags – a Keepall, Cabas, Onthego, two Neverfulls, Speedys, Pochettes Accessoires, and a charming, hard-sided beauty case – use the Urs Fischer Monogram to particularly impressive e ect thanks to an exquisite tu etage treatment that uses velvet-like material to create extra texture and tactile relief.     The collaboration also features a series of whimsical characters created by Urs Fischer. The enchanting animals and objects are united in a playful print that lls a colourful silk square.     “Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer” is both a perfect, large-scale showcase for Urs Fischer’s creative world and the latest exciting chapter in Louis Vuitton’s longstanding commitment to the arts. The collection will launch in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide in January 2021.

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Vault by Vans Presents Latest Old Skool VLT LX in Pop Monochrome Colors
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Vault by Vans Presents Latest Old Skool VLT LX in Pop Monochrome Colors

Accessories Vault by Vans presents its latest Old Skool VLT LX premium pack in three pop monochrome colorways.     The Vault Old Skool collection is anchored by a bold flame colorway destined to become a statement piece and is supported by two additional offerings in deep blue and lemon chrome. Faux croc-skin uppers deliver visual texture and depth to this Classic Old Skool silhouette.     Built with molded drop-in sockliners for long-lasting comfort and superior fit, the Old Skool VLT LX  also features original details like the iconic Sidestripe and heel tab, side walls hand-wrapped high and tight, and the legendary waffle outsole harking back to the heritage of this timeless original.      The Old Skool VLT LX is available now at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, visit Vans.eu/vault. Vault by Vans presents its latest Old Skool VLT LX premium pack in three pop monochrome colorways.     The Vault Old Skool collection is anchored by a bold flame colorway destined to become a statement piece and is supported by two additional offerings in deep blue and lemon chrome. Faux croc-skin uppers deliver visual texture and depth to this Classic Old Skool silhouette.     Built with molded drop-in sockliners for long-lasting comfort and superior fit, the Old Skool VLT LX  also features original details like the iconic Sidestripe and heel tab, side walls hand-wrapped high and tight, and the legendary waffle outsole harking back to the heritage of this timeless original.      The Old Skool VLT LX is available now at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, visit Vans.eu/vault.

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Accessories For New Year’s celebrations Anthony Vaccarello creates new sophisticated home & high-tech products and exclusive collaborations with established brands such as Fatboy, Bang & Olufsen and Neo Legend, together with a special selection of items dedicated to pet lovers.     The new Saint Laurent Rive Droite Editions book dedicated to photographer Gray Sorrenti and curated by Anthony Vaccarello will be part of the wide list of rare books and vinyles available in December.     Exclusively available at Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, located at 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris, and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles. Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line, that helped to democratize fashion and luxury in the sixties. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges. Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversi ed offer from different creative and design elds, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe. For New Year’s celebrations Anthony Vaccarello creates new sophisticated home & high-tech products and exclusive collaborations with established brands such as Fatboy, Bang & Olufsen and Neo Legend, together with a special selection of items dedicated to pet lovers.     The new Saint Laurent Rive Droite Editions book dedicated to photographer Gray Sorrenti and curated by Anthony Vaccarello will be part of the wide list of rare books and vinyles available in December.     Exclusively available at Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, located at 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris, and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles. Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line, that helped to democratize fashion and luxury in the sixties. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges. Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversi ed offer from different creative and design elds, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe.

Gucci collaborates with The North Face
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Gucci collaborates with The North Face

Fashion Gucci reveals its collaboration with The North Face that celebrates the spirit of exploration. Whether literal exploration of places and cultures or the more metaphorical adventures encouraged today by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, Gucci has always catered to the curious, presentingitsclothes as tools that push the wearer into different territories.     The North Face famously outfits those who seek adventure. But there are also deeper parallels between the stories of Gucci and its new partner. Since their founding in San Francisco in 1966, the brand has committed to pioneering product innovation and enabling all forms of exploration.  It is a well acknowledged notion that travel leads to self-discovery, and in this conviction The North Face is aligned with Gucci, which similarly empowers people in their quest to celebrate and express their own characters and personalities, embedding Alessandro Michele’s approach towards fashion as a powerful instrument of freedom.     To promote this new partnership, Alessandro Michele has conceived a campaign shot by Daniel Shea, set in the Alps. In stills and video, as well as through content created for TikTok, we are led through a trip to the great outdoors with a group of Gucci-clad hikers, who camp by the lakes. The forests and peaks of the region form a vast and breath-taking scenic backdrop to the imagery, which in capturing colorful candid moments of group activity are reminiscent of holiday snaps, effortlessly showcasing the distinctive products.The campaign’s atmosphere evokes the aesthetic of the 70’s, when The North Face was a thriving outdoor retailer based in Berkeley, CA and shared a factory and storefront adjacent to Credence Clearwater Revival’s practice studio, whose iconic song “Bad Moon Rising” is featured throughout the video campaign.     This special cross-category collection for men and women comprises ready-to-wear, soft accessories, luggage and shoes, as well as some more unexpected pieces linked to the outdoor world of The North Face, such as tents and sleeping bags.     The North Face x Gucci Collection is in line with the commitments of both the two brands to eco-sustainable activities.  Luggage contain ECONYL®— a nylon fabric sourced from regenerated materials (from fish nets, carpets and other scraps) that can be recycled and recreated, aiding in decreasing its ecological footprint.Additionally, the color palette was inspired by the 70’s and curated from The North Face materials library. Archival fabrics have been partially incorporated into the collection to give them a new life.     Packaging for the pieces come in vibrant pink featuring The North Face X Gucci logo. The garment and carrier bags, boxes and pouches have been strategically designed to reduce the environmental impact at every step of creation. All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. To reduce the amount of paper, boxes are equipped with handles to avoid using shopping bags. Larger items come in shopping bags and cotton covers without boxes.     Debuting in China, the collectionwill be distributed through distinctly designed stores and ephemeral Gucci Pins, where the special bright floral patterns of the range will be used to dress the spaces and effect façade takeovers.A limited selection of The North Face x Gucci pieces will also be available on gucci.com, with some exciting online exclusives.      Shining a light on the collection’s motifs, Gucci Artwalls will be unveiled in five cities – Hong-Kong, Shanghai, London, New York and Milan – and will feature dedicated imagery with a variety of creative executions. Though all different, these pieces of street art will all incorporate The North Face x Gucci logo.              Credits for the campaign: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Daniel Shea Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver Hair stylist: Alex Brownsell Gucci reveals its collaboration with The North Face that celebrates the spirit of exploration. Whether literal exploration of places and cultures or the more metaphorical adventures encouraged today by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, Gucci has always catered to the curious, presentingitsclothes as tools that push the wearer into different territories.     The North Face famously outfits those who seek adventure. But there are also deeper parallels between the stories of Gucci and its new partner. Since their founding in San Francisco in 1966, the brand has committed to pioneering product innovation and enabling all forms of exploration.  It is a well acknowledged notion that travel leads to self-discovery, and in this conviction The North Face is aligned with Gucci, which similarly empowers people in their quest to celebrate and express their own characters and personalities, embedding Alessandro Michele’s approach towards fashion as a powerful instrument of freedom.     To promote this new partnership, Alessandro Michele has conceived a campaign shot by Daniel Shea, set in the Alps. In stills and video, as well as through content created for TikTok, we are led through a trip to the great outdoors with a group of Gucci-clad hikers, who camp by the lakes. The forests and peaks of the region form a vast and breath-taking scenic backdrop to the imagery, which in capturing colorful candid moments of group activity are reminiscent of holiday snaps, effortlessly showcasing the distinctive products.The campaign’s atmosphere evokes the aesthetic of the 70’s, when The North Face was a thriving outdoor retailer based in Berkeley, CA and shared a factory and storefront adjacent to Credence Clearwater Revival’s practice studio, whose iconic song “Bad Moon Rising” is featured throughout the video campaign.     This special cross-category collection for men and women comprises ready-to-wear, soft accessories, luggage and shoes, as well as some more unexpected pieces linked to the outdoor world of The North Face, such as tents and sleeping bags.     The North Face x Gucci Collection is in line with the commitments of both the two brands to eco-sustainable activities.  Luggage contain ECONYL®— a nylon fabric sourced from regenerated materials (from fish nets, carpets and other scraps) that can be recycled and recreated, aiding in decreasing its ecological footprint.Additionally, the color palette was inspired by the 70’s and curated from The North Face materials library. Archival fabrics have been partially incorporated into the collection to give them a new life.     Packaging for the pieces come in vibrant pink featuring The North Face X Gucci logo. The garment and carrier bags, boxes and pouches have been strategically designed to reduce the environmental impact at every step of creation. All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. To reduce the amount of paper, boxes are equipped with handles to avoid using shopping bags. Larger items come in shopping bags and cotton covers without boxes.     Debuting in China, the collectionwill be distributed through distinctly designed stores and ephemeral Gucci Pins, where the special bright floral patterns of the range will be used to dress the spaces and effect façade takeovers.A limited selection of The North Face x Gucci pieces will also be available on gucci.com, with some exciting online exclusives.      Shining a light on the collection’s motifs, Gucci Artwalls will be unveiled in five cities – Hong-Kong, Shanghai, London, New York and Milan – and will feature dedicated imagery with a variety of creative executions. Though all different, these pieces of street art will all incorporate The North Face x Gucci logo.              Credits for the campaign: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Daniel Shea Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver Hair stylist: Alex Brownsell

Exclusive editorial starring Maddie Ziegler
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Exclusive editorial starring Maddie Ziegler

Fashion Exclusive new digital cover story with the talented Maddie Ziegler wearing Miu Miu Fall & Winter 2020-2021.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Maddie Ziegler @maddieziegler Editor in Chief: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Codirector/Photographer: Andrew Arthur @andrewarthur Codirector: Nikolai Kokanovic @foxnhound Fashion Director: Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist Creative Producer: Chloe Brinklow @chloebrinklow Makeup: Tonya Brewer @thetonyabrewer Hair: Clayton Hawkins @claytonhawkins Stylist assistant: Damien Lloyd @thedameeffect  Choreographer: Denna Thomsen @dennathomsen  DP: Vatche Giragossian @giragossian.cine  Prop Stylist: Enoch Choi  @numero_netherlands  Exclusive new digital cover story with the talented Maddie Ziegler wearing Miu Miu Fall & Winter 2020-2021.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Maddie Ziegler @maddieziegler Editor in Chief: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Codirector/Photographer: Andrew Arthur @andrewarthur Codirector: Nikolai Kokanovic @foxnhound Fashion Director: Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist Creative Producer: Chloe Brinklow @chloebrinklow Makeup: Tonya Brewer @thetonyabrewer Hair: Clayton Hawkins @claytonhawkins Stylist assistant: Damien Lloyd @thedameeffect  Choreographer: Denna Thomsen @dennathomsen  DP: Vatche Giragossian @giragossian.cine  Prop Stylist: Enoch Choi  @numero_netherlands 

Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Berluti
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Berluti

Fashion Exclusive new editorial in collaboration with Berluti.   Credits: Photographer Linus Morales at Lomo mgmt Fashion editor Gabriella Norberg Hair & Make-up Amelie Holmberg at Agency Bigoudi Model Luca Farup at Two Management Photo assistant digital Kat Stump  Photo assistant light Karl Sandock Fashion assistant Sarah Schmidt Editor Timotej Letonja Exclusive new editorial in collaboration with Berluti.   Credits: Photographer Linus Morales at Lomo mgmt Fashion editor Gabriella Norberg Hair & Make-up Amelie Holmberg at Agency Bigoudi Model Luca Farup at Two Management Photo assistant digital Kat Stump  Photo assistant light Karl Sandock Fashion assistant Sarah Schmidt Editor Timotej Letonja

Scotch & Soda presents their new collection for  Spring 2021
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Scotch & Soda presents their new collection for Spring 2021

Fashion For Spring 2021, Scotch & Soda brings a bold attitude to everyday dressing inspired by an original Nordic folktale.   Celebrating the power of self-expression, the collection connects classic with eclectic to establish a unique contemporary dress code that reflects the free-thinking spirit of the Scotch woman.   This new aesthetic sees workwear classics and denim – the core of every collection – reworked into a chic newtility uniform, elevated in rich fabrics and with subtly extravagant details.   Influenced by military outfits in the tale, key looks are executed in understated shades of khaki, army green and sand, and energised with pops of pink. A high-neck cotton twill shirt is feminised with ruffles and broderie anglaise, while a coordinating trucker jacket and high-waisted trousers come in soft- shine corduroy. Cargo trousers woven from recycled cotton and linen are cut in oversized proportions, and a clean wool-blend longline overshirt has military pocketing and stud detailing on the back and sleeves – clean designs instilled with an easy elegance that offer versatile wardrobe solutions.   Denim takes on a tailored look that expands on uniform dressing. A sleek belted denim jacket is paired with liquid-blue straight-leg jeans woven from a lyocell blend, and a boxy cotton trucker jacket in a vibrant seasonal pink is matched with boyfriend jeans finished with contrast stitching. Denim remains a focus for responsible design for spring: over half the seasonal range contains responsible fabrics or washes. This includes our new fit, the Charm, a sleek high-rise flare offered in two washes that contain organic cotton blends. All labels, zip tapes and stitching on our five-pocket jeans are made with recycled polyester, while the majority of back patches use recycled leather.   Refined essentials unite the collection, with an emphasis on ease and twists to timeless prints, from a fluid checked jumpsuit, to a graphic vertical striped jumper. Volume is explored in shirting and knitwear amplified with balloon sleeves, and full paper-bag trousers that nod to the fantastical, feminine silhouettes in the tale, but infused with a tough edge.   Vivid prints round up the season, contrasted against simple shapes. Ornate tapestry prints which depict the story of the folktale lead, appearing on a signature double-breasted suit. Fun numerical patterns drawn from military dog tags and bleeding florals are also prominent, all bespoke and hand- sketched in-house.   By effortlessly connecting the unexpected, Spring 21 offers a unique perspective on modern daywear that’s grounded in authentic, playfully detailed designs. For Spring 2021, Scotch & Soda brings a bold attitude to everyday dressing inspired by an original Nordic folktale.   Celebrating the power of self-expression, the collection connects classic with eclectic to establish a unique contemporary dress code that reflects the free-thinking spirit of the Scotch woman.   This new aesthetic sees workwear classics and denim – the core of every collection – reworked into a chic newtility uniform, elevated in rich fabrics and with subtly extravagant details.   Influenced by military outfits in the tale, key looks are executed in understated shades of khaki, army green and sand, and energised with pops of pink. A high-neck cotton twill shirt is feminised with ruffles and broderie anglaise, while a coordinating trucker jacket and high-waisted trousers come in soft- shine corduroy. Cargo trousers woven from recycled cotton and linen are cut in oversized proportions, and a clean wool-blend longline overshirt has military pocketing and stud detailing on the back and sleeves – clean designs instilled with an easy elegance that offer versatile wardrobe solutions.   Denim takes on a tailored look that expands on uniform dressing. A sleek belted denim jacket is paired with liquid-blue straight-leg jeans woven from a lyocell blend, and a boxy cotton trucker jacket in a vibrant seasonal pink is matched with boyfriend jeans finished with contrast stitching. Denim remains a focus for responsible design for spring: over half the seasonal range contains responsible fabrics or washes. This includes our new fit, the Charm, a sleek high-rise flare offered in two washes that contain organic cotton blends. All labels, zip tapes and stitching on our five-pocket jeans are made with recycled polyester, while the majority of back patches use recycled leather.   Refined essentials unite the collection, with an emphasis on ease and twists to timeless prints, from a fluid checked jumpsuit, to a graphic vertical striped jumper. Volume is explored in shirting and knitwear amplified with balloon sleeves, and full paper-bag trousers that nod to the fantastical, feminine silhouettes in the tale, but infused with a tough edge.   Vivid prints round up the season, contrasted against simple shapes. Ornate tapestry prints which depict the story of the folktale lead, appearing on a signature double-breasted suit. Fun numerical patterns drawn from military dog tags and bleeding florals are also prominent, all bespoke and hand- sketched in-house.   By effortlessly connecting the unexpected, Spring 21 offers a unique perspective on modern daywear that’s grounded in authentic, playfully detailed designs.

In conversation with Christian Louboutin
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In conversation with Christian Louboutin

Design The lockdown was a relief for Christian Louboutin. A welcome break to reflect on thirty years of his shoe design. The designer, known for the red sole, shows his colors. "Before, I had too little time to think about sustainability and I mainly went along with the moment." A conversation about vision, roots and future. Two weeks after his retrospective exhibition L'Exhibitioniste opened in Paris at the end of February, the doors closed again. "It was like a fairy tale, à la Sleeping Beauty. The exhibition froze in the middle of winter and opened again in June without losing any of its topicality. ”The exhibition, which can be viewed until 3 January, is like 'a universe' where the shoe as a 'sacred object' is the common thread. is the creation of the French shoe designer for thirty years. The lockdown actually came as 'just called', says the designer from his studio in Paris with a strong French accent. Glasses adorn his forehead above a Mickey Mouse print t-shirt. Behind him on a cork notice board, Dolly Parton smiles into the camera.     Tell me how did you experience that period of stagnation?   "For me, the period of the lockdown was mostly positive. Of course, from a business point of view, this year presents many challenges. But I prefer to look at it rosy: it is a time of introspection. That obligatory pause for thought was pretty much the first in my career for me. Finally a breather. Time to reset and challenge myself again. "     What did that look bring in?   "I am a slow motion thinker. I need time for a change, want to be able to sleep on something overnight, rethink it. The retrospective on thirty years of work is reflected in various chapters. It is now time for a new chapter. My work will not change, but my process and approach do require change. Perhaps it is time to travel less and become more sustainable. Looking back, I didn't have enough time to think about these things. "     Sustainability has long been en vogue, hasn't it?   "Everyone talks about sustainability, that's true. But I don't want to fall into the marketing trap. Words like "sustainable" or "organic" sound great, but there is often a void behind them. I take it seriously and that means it takes time. I would like to do it well, instead of claiming to be sustainable because, for example, we use a different kind of leather. "     No vegan leather for Louboutin?   "It's about looking further. It is nice that some plants can replace leather. But if you have to cut down forests to plant those plants and then need a lot of water to make them grow, I don't think that's sustainable. Sustainability requires a thorough evaluation. Concepts such as vegan and fake leather fall short in this. Research on how to make less impact on the planet is at the heart of the new chapter. "     "A petit café, please."   Louboutin puts the receiver down on his desk as quickly as he picks it up. Behind him is an iconic patent leather stiletto, black with red sole, the heel about six centimeters high. He drinks his coffee black - and "not too hot".     Has your view of the planet changed this year?   "I feel that nature has sent us a lot of signals this year. Think of the water in Venice that was suddenly transparent. And also the sea that I look out on from my apartment in Rio de Janeiro. I've never seen the water so clear. Animals came back into the city… The power of nature to restore is immense. That gives me a lot of hope. We have the ability to change and transform what we have previously damaged. But that hope also requires responsibility and other choices. "     Thirty years of shoe design have passed. What will the future bring?   "This year stands for reflection. I am processing everything and trying to release new projects & new designs. The lockdown was a relief for Christian Louboutin. A welcome break to reflect on thirty years of his shoe design. The designer, known for the red sole, shows his colors. "Before, I had too little time to think about sustainability and I mainly went along with the moment." A conversation about vision, roots and future. Two weeks after his retrospective exhibition L'Exhibitioniste opened in Paris at the end of February, the doors closed again. "It was like a fairy tale, à la Sleeping Beauty. The exhibition froze in the middle of winter and opened again in June without losing any of its topicality. ”The exhibition, which can be viewed until 3 January, is like 'a universe' where the shoe as a 'sacred object' is the common thread. is the creation of the French shoe designer for thirty years. The lockdown actually came as 'just called', says the designer from his studio in Paris with a strong French accent. Glasses adorn his forehead above a Mickey Mouse print t-shirt. Behind him on a cork notice board, Dolly Parton smiles into the camera.     Tell me how did you experience that period of stagnation?   "For me, the period of the lockdown was mostly positive. Of course, from a business point of view, this year presents many challenges. But I prefer to look at it rosy: it is a time of introspection. That obligatory pause for thought was pretty much the first in my career for me. Finally a breather. Time to reset and challenge myself again. "     What did that look bring in?   "I am a slow motion thinker. I need time for a change, want to be able to sleep on something overnight, rethink it. The retrospective on thirty years of work is reflected in various chapters. It is now time for a new chapter. My work will not change, but my process and approach do require change. Perhaps it is time to travel less and become more sustainable. Looking back, I didn't have enough time to think about these things. "     Sustainability has long been en vogue, hasn't it?   "Everyone talks about sustainability, that's true. But I don't want to fall into the marketing trap. Words like "sustainable" or "organic" sound great, but there is often a void behind them. I take it seriously and that means it takes time. I would like to do it well, instead of claiming to be sustainable because, for example, we use a different kind of leather. "     No vegan leather for Louboutin?   "It's about looking further. It is nice that some plants can replace leather. But if you have to cut down forests to plant those plants and then need a lot of water to make them grow, I don't think that's sustainable. Sustainability requires a thorough evaluation. Concepts such as vegan and fake leather fall short in this. Research on how to make less impact on the planet is at the heart of the new chapter. "     "A petit café, please."   Louboutin puts the receiver down on his desk as quickly as he picks it up. Behind him is an iconic patent leather stiletto, black with red sole, the heel about six centimeters high. He drinks his coffee black - and "not too hot".     Has your view of the planet changed this year?   "I feel that nature has sent us a lot of signals this year. Think of the water in Venice that was suddenly transparent. And also the sea that I look out on from my apartment in Rio de Janeiro. I've never seen the water so clear. Animals came back into the city… The power of nature to restore is immense. That gives me a lot of hope. We have the ability to change and transform what we have previously damaged. But that hope also requires responsibility and other choices. "     Thirty years of shoe design have passed. What will the future bring?   "This year stands for reflection. I am processing everything and trying to release new projects & new designs.

Chopard  launches new timepieces for the Mille Miglia collection
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Chopard launches new timepieces for the Mille Miglia collection

Watches Since 1988, Chopard has been the main partner and official timekeeper of the famous endurance 1000 Miglia race, a close collaboration born of the Scheufele family's longstanding passion for classic cars, which Karl-Friedrich Scheufele – Co-President of the Maison – both collects and drives, including at various motorsports events.     Founded in 1927, the 1000 Miglia is one of the most famous automobile events in the world. Originally, the 1,618 km route – the equivalent of 1,005 Roman miles – was a speed race that started and ended in Brescia, with a passage through Rome. After its original formula was interrupted in 1957, the 1000 Miglia was relaunched in 1977 as an endurance race for cars built between 1927 and 1957, still covering 1,000 miles. Over the years, the original route has undergone a few changes, but has remained faithful to the route designed 93 years ago by the original organisers, criss-crossing Italian scenery that has remained virtually unchanged since the beginning of the 20th century.      Chopard is proud to present a new series of watches. The Mille Miglia Race Edition chronograph is available in a 250-piece limited edition with a 42 mm-diameter case in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel and ethical rose gold with black leather strap and dial; and in 1,000 pieces entirely in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel, each powered by a chronometer-certified mechanical movement with automatic winding. Since 1988, Chopard has been the main partner and official timekeeper of the famous endurance 1000 Miglia race, a close collaboration born of the Scheufele family's longstanding passion for classic cars, which Karl-Friedrich Scheufele – Co-President of the Maison – both collects and drives, including at various motorsports events.     Founded in 1927, the 1000 Miglia is one of the most famous automobile events in the world. Originally, the 1,618 km route – the equivalent of 1,005 Roman miles – was a speed race that started and ended in Brescia, with a passage through Rome. After its original formula was interrupted in 1957, the 1000 Miglia was relaunched in 1977 as an endurance race for cars built between 1927 and 1957, still covering 1,000 miles. Over the years, the original route has undergone a few changes, but has remained faithful to the route designed 93 years ago by the original organisers, criss-crossing Italian scenery that has remained virtually unchanged since the beginning of the 20th century.      Chopard is proud to present a new series of watches. The Mille Miglia Race Edition chronograph is available in a 250-piece limited edition with a 42 mm-diameter case in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel and ethical rose gold with black leather strap and dial; and in 1,000 pieces entirely in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel, each powered by a chronometer-certified mechanical movement with automatic winding.

BELLA FREUD COLLABORATES WITH GLOBE TROTTER
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BELLA FREUD COLLABORATES WITH GLOBE TROTTER

Accessories Bella Freud has collaborated with British luxury brand Globe Trotter to launch a series of three leather-trimmed trunks. Designed for the home, each trunk has been lovingly created to stores precious items and memories; a time capsule of treasures sealed with Bella Freud's signature artwork.        A natural extansion of Bella's expanding homeware collection, the collaboration marks the first time Globe-Trotter have ventured into the category.     Available from December 3rd 2020 on bellafreud.com et globe-trotter.com       Available in three sizes and constructed from Globe-Trotter distinctive vulcanised fibreboard, each box features soft leather corners and chrome edging. The perfect addition to any art-loving home for Christmas. Bella Freud has collaborated with British luxury brand Globe Trotter to launch a series of three leather-trimmed trunks. Designed for the home, each trunk has been lovingly created to stores precious items and memories; a time capsule of treasures sealed with Bella Freud's signature artwork.        A natural extansion of Bella's expanding homeware collection, the collaboration marks the first time Globe-Trotter have ventured into the category.     Available from December 3rd 2020 on bellafreud.com et globe-trotter.com       Available in three sizes and constructed from Globe-Trotter distinctive vulcanised fibreboard, each box features soft leather corners and chrome edging. The perfect addition to any art-loving home for Christmas.

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