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TOMMY HILFIGER INSPIRES GLOBAL COMMUNITY TO UNITE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE WITH SPRING 2021 ‘MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER’ CAMPAIGN
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TOMMY HILFIGER INSPIRES GLOBAL COMMUNITY TO UNITE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE WITH SPRING 2021 ‘MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER’ CAMPAIGN

Fashion Tommy Hilfiger, announces the Spring 2021 TOMMY HILFIGER campaign, centered around the theme of ‘Moving Forward Together’ to build a better future. The campaign is fronted by a diverse cast of activists and advocates, all striving for a society that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All. Through the campaign, the talent shares their stories and activism journeys to inspire fans to create a brighter future. The collection will be available at tommy.com, at TOMMY HILFIGER storesworldwide and select wholesale partners beginning February 1, 2021.      “As we stand at one of the most pivotal moments in history, we must move forward together to build a future for the next generations,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “I am proud that our Spring 2021 collection is represented by a such an incredible and diverse group of people who embody this message. Throughout the season and beyond, I am confident they will inspire fans to drive meaningful, long-lasting change.”   Created in collaboration with the cast, the Spring 2021 TOMMY HILFIGERcampaign captures the talent in the styles they love while in the places they feel most at home – from a voguing ballroom, to a beach, to a recording studio. This diversity of playing fields showcases how a difference can be made in every environment and community. The campaign was shot in global locations including Los Angeles, New Jersey, London, Paris, Berlin and Hainan by local photographers Clara Balzary, Joshua Woods, Jana Gerberding, Ken Ngang and Tom Johnson. Models include:   Indya Moore (U.S.A.): Actor, model and activist struggled to find their place in the world before discovering New York’s legendary ballroom scene. Now, the trans trailblazer is using their platform to advocate for social justice. Compton Cowboys (U.S.A.): A horse-riding healing community and mentorship collective founded by activists Randy Savvy, Stoner Mane and Kee, who use equestrian culture to show L.A. kids an alternative future. Jameela Jamil (U.K.): Actor, podcaster, model, writer and body positivity activist who founded the “I Weigh” platform and podcast as a safe and inclusive space for all women. Kiddy Smile (France): DJ, singer, songwriter, performer and activist helping the next generation understand and embrace themselves through ballroom dancing.  Mogli (Germany): Singer-songwriter, filmmaker, designer and activist advocating for a kinder way of living towards all people and the planet. Tom Grennan (U.K.): Singer and songwriter giving back to his community through small acts of mental health activism.  Monica Guo (China): Founding member of the Chinese national surfing team who is challenging stereotypes and creating opportunity for the next generation with her all-girls surf school.     The Spring 2021 TOMMY HILFIGER collection features a range of more sustainable materials and production techniques. Materials including EcoVero viscose; lower impact recycled polyester; Lyocell fabric; organic cotton; and plant derived BioCool finishing continue to build on the brand’s ambitious sustainability mission.      Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger, @TommyHilfiger and #TommyHilfiger.  Tommy Hilfiger, announces the Spring 2021 TOMMY HILFIGER campaign, centered around the theme of ‘Moving Forward Together’ to build a better future. The campaign is fronted by a diverse cast of activists and advocates, all striving for a society that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All. Through the campaign, the talent shares their stories and activism journeys to inspire fans to create a brighter future. The collection will be available at tommy.com, at TOMMY HILFIGER storesworldwide and select wholesale partners beginning February 1, 2021.      “As we stand at one of the most pivotal moments in history, we must move forward together to build a future for the next generations,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “I am proud that our Spring 2021 collection is represented by a such an incredible and diverse group of people who embody this message. Throughout the season and beyond, I am confident they will inspire fans to drive meaningful, long-lasting change.”   Created in collaboration with the cast, the Spring 2021 TOMMY HILFIGERcampaign captures the talent in the styles they love while in the places they feel most at home – from a voguing ballroom, to a beach, to a recording studio. This diversity of playing fields showcases how a difference can be made in every environment and community. The campaign was shot in global locations including Los Angeles, New Jersey, London, Paris, Berlin and Hainan by local photographers Clara Balzary, Joshua Woods, Jana Gerberding, Ken Ngang and Tom Johnson. Models include:   Indya Moore (U.S.A.): Actor, model and activist struggled to find their place in the world before discovering New York’s legendary ballroom scene. Now, the trans trailblazer is using their platform to advocate for social justice. Compton Cowboys (U.S.A.): A horse-riding healing community and mentorship collective founded by activists Randy Savvy, Stoner Mane and Kee, who use equestrian culture to show L.A. kids an alternative future. Jameela Jamil (U.K.): Actor, podcaster, model, writer and body positivity activist who founded the “I Weigh” platform and podcast as a safe and inclusive space for all women. Kiddy Smile (France): DJ, singer, songwriter, performer and activist helping the next generation understand and embrace themselves through ballroom dancing.  Mogli (Germany): Singer-songwriter, filmmaker, designer and activist advocating for a kinder way of living towards all people and the planet. Tom Grennan (U.K.): Singer and songwriter giving back to his community through small acts of mental health activism.  Monica Guo (China): Founding member of the Chinese national surfing team who is challenging stereotypes and creating opportunity for the next generation with her all-girls surf school.     The Spring 2021 TOMMY HILFIGER collection features a range of more sustainable materials and production techniques. Materials including EcoVero viscose; lower impact recycled polyester; Lyocell fabric; organic cotton; and plant derived BioCool finishing continue to build on the brand’s ambitious sustainability mission.      Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger, @TommyHilfiger and #TommyHilfiger. 

LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS COUSSIN
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LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS COUSSIN

Accessories The aptly named Coussin is the latest addition to Louis Vuitton’s Spring-Summer 2021 collection, a bag born of Artistic Director of Women's collections Nicolas Ghesquière’s re ections on the stylistic space between the feminine and the masculine - a sensitive zone that erases gender.     What could be called neutrality or gender fluidity evokes a whole arena of expression, creating its own character. The Coussin alternates between several feelings and attitudes. A comfortable and supple bag in the softest of lambskins, the Coussinhas the familiar feel of a good friend with its multiple quilted compartments protecting one’s most precious belongings. Its ambiguity lies in its incisive colours, ranging from metallic tones to radical shades, along with its removable chain with its strong, geometric design.     The Coussin effortlessly combines elegance and personality, whether worn crossbody, over the shoulder or in the crook of one’s arm, taking stylistic freedom to new heights. The aptly named Coussin is the latest addition to Louis Vuitton’s Spring-Summer 2021 collection, a bag born of Artistic Director of Women's collections Nicolas Ghesquière’s re ections on the stylistic space between the feminine and the masculine - a sensitive zone that erases gender.     What could be called neutrality or gender fluidity evokes a whole arena of expression, creating its own character. The Coussin alternates between several feelings and attitudes. A comfortable and supple bag in the softest of lambskins, the Coussinhas the familiar feel of a good friend with its multiple quilted compartments protecting one’s most precious belongings. Its ambiguity lies in its incisive colours, ranging from metallic tones to radical shades, along with its removable chain with its strong, geometric design.     The Coussin effortlessly combines elegance and personality, whether worn crossbody, over the shoulder or in the crook of one’s arm, taking stylistic freedom to new heights.

Gucci presents Gucci Love, Love & Love by Brad Elterman and a special line for Saint Valentine’s Day
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Gucci presents Gucci Love, Love & Love by Brad Elterman and a special line for Saint Valentine’s Day

Fashion Cupid, the god of love, is a mischievous imp, and there is mischief and wit in the lens of Los Angeles-based rock photographer Brad Elterman, who can genuinely lay claim to being one of the greatest documenters of the music scene. Armed with his camera and flash, Elterman managed to infiltrate the world of rock ‘n’ roll in the ‘70s as a teenager, and his candid work brings us an insight into a very special moment and the lives and characters of some equally special and talented people. Elterman’s subjects read like a rock ‘n’ rollcall of prime movers, and his raw, spontaneous images give us a window into a more innocent, less self-conscious age.     Since 2014, Elterman, still taking pictures, has been producing a limited edition publication called Fanzine that showcases his work, a collector's gem. Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele, who is a fan of the low-tech zine format, chose to partner with Elterman to make one together to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day.      For Gucci Love, Love & Love zine, Elterman has captured images of love in all its forms in his hometown of Los Angeles. Through his joyful, positive, light-hearted rock ‘n’ roll lens, we are introduced to a group of eclectic characters celebrating the diversity of love through playful poses and interaction with one another.     The photos also give a powerful glimpse on Michele’s views on Love and beauty, and are a showcase for Gucci’s product line celebrating Saint Valentine’s Day, where a striking new House Heart symbol is the distinctive feature. The Gucci Heart, which often has the 3D appearance of a child’s toy, is applied to a Romantic line of jewelry, as well as to leather and silk pieces. Also prominent in the publication are Gucci Beauty collections — from Gucci Guilty Love Edition duo of fragrances, to a selection of lipsticks and face and eye make-up products — and handbags from Gucci’s Beloved lines: Dionysus, GG Marmont, Jackie 1961 and Gucci Horsebit 1955.     Elterman’s newly commissioned pictures for Gucci, infused with the whimsical spirit of the House, are paired with other recent work of his as well as some complementary images from his extensive archive.     The zine is available online at https://lovelovelove.gucci.com/     For the enthusiasts of Gucci and Brad Elterman, a limited edition print version will be available at Gucci Garden bookstore in Florence and at Gucci Wooster in NYC from February 11th, in time for Saint Valentine’s Day.     #GucciLoveLoveLove Cupid, the god of love, is a mischievous imp, and there is mischief and wit in the lens of Los Angeles-based rock photographer Brad Elterman, who can genuinely lay claim to being one of the greatest documenters of the music scene. Armed with his camera and flash, Elterman managed to infiltrate the world of rock ‘n’ roll in the ‘70s as a teenager, and his candid work brings us an insight into a very special moment and the lives and characters of some equally special and talented people. Elterman’s subjects read like a rock ‘n’ rollcall of prime movers, and his raw, spontaneous images give us a window into a more innocent, less self-conscious age.     Since 2014, Elterman, still taking pictures, has been producing a limited edition publication called Fanzine that showcases his work, a collector's gem. Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele, who is a fan of the low-tech zine format, chose to partner with Elterman to make one together to celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day.      For Gucci Love, Love & Love zine, Elterman has captured images of love in all its forms in his hometown of Los Angeles. Through his joyful, positive, light-hearted rock ‘n’ roll lens, we are introduced to a group of eclectic characters celebrating the diversity of love through playful poses and interaction with one another.     The photos also give a powerful glimpse on Michele’s views on Love and beauty, and are a showcase for Gucci’s product line celebrating Saint Valentine’s Day, where a striking new House Heart symbol is the distinctive feature. The Gucci Heart, which often has the 3D appearance of a child’s toy, is applied to a Romantic line of jewelry, as well as to leather and silk pieces. Also prominent in the publication are Gucci Beauty collections — from Gucci Guilty Love Edition duo of fragrances, to a selection of lipsticks and face and eye make-up products — and handbags from Gucci’s Beloved lines: Dionysus, GG Marmont, Jackie 1961 and Gucci Horsebit 1955.     Elterman’s newly commissioned pictures for Gucci, infused with the whimsical spirit of the House, are paired with other recent work of his as well as some complementary images from his extensive archive.     The zine is available online at https://lovelovelove.gucci.com/     For the enthusiasts of Gucci and Brad Elterman, a limited edition print version will be available at Gucci Garden bookstore in Florence and at Gucci Wooster in NYC from February 11th, in time for Saint Valentine’s Day.     #GucciLoveLoveLove

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GUESS presents the new Summer Croco Bags
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GUESS presents the new Summer Croco Bags

Accessories Stand out this summer with head-turning croco pieces from the GUESS HANDBAGS SS21 Bag collection. Ultra-luxurious, these on-trend bags are a vibrant new take on modern opulence. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, this range of accessories embodies innovative shapes in a palette of refreshing summery tones. Bold logo hardware, indulgent trims and luxurious GUESS appeal with a new twist makes this capsule of exclusive bags a truly irresistible one.     Gorgeous show-off satchels and crossbody flaps with deluxe studded metal 4G personalisation and a confident range of colours, from gold to aqua and bright yellow send a summer-ready message. Feminine, modern mini flap bags are enhanced with a new metal G profile for an iconic look that works effortlessly as a day-to-night accessory for the GUESS woman on the go. For a sexy glam look with impact, chunky chains and bold 4G branding detail complete the look of the super clean flap bag, available in classic red croco and statement gold. Ultimate casual summer appeal is delivered by the structured straw bag, which offers functionality and style. A beautiful, contrasting croco trim in pop tone colors complements studded strap detailing, while the new big lock upgrades this seasonal accessory into a must-have piece. Stand out this summer with head-turning croco pieces from the GUESS HANDBAGS SS21 Bag collection. Ultra-luxurious, these on-trend bags are a vibrant new take on modern opulence. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, this range of accessories embodies innovative shapes in a palette of refreshing summery tones. Bold logo hardware, indulgent trims and luxurious GUESS appeal with a new twist makes this capsule of exclusive bags a truly irresistible one.     Gorgeous show-off satchels and crossbody flaps with deluxe studded metal 4G personalisation and a confident range of colours, from gold to aqua and bright yellow send a summer-ready message. Feminine, modern mini flap bags are enhanced with a new metal G profile for an iconic look that works effortlessly as a day-to-night accessory for the GUESS woman on the go. For a sexy glam look with impact, chunky chains and bold 4G branding detail complete the look of the super clean flap bag, available in classic red croco and statement gold. Ultimate casual summer appeal is delivered by the structured straw bag, which offers functionality and style. A beautiful, contrasting croco trim in pop tone colors complements studded strap detailing, while the new big lock upgrades this seasonal accessory into a must-have piece.

GIVENCHY UNVEILS SPRING-SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN BY MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS
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GIVENCHY UNVEILS SPRING-SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN BY MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS

Fashion In his first global advertising campaign, the Creative Director reveals his vision with help from an all-star lineup of likeminded artists. Givenchy is pleased to unveil the first images from its Spring-Summer 2021 global advertising campaign, produced under the supervision of Creative Director Matthew M. Williams.     To illustrate his vision, the designer called on close friends in his tight-knit community of artists. Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Playboi Carti and the supermodels Anok Yai and Liam Powers were each invited to put their own stamp on key pieces, the better to highlight the importance of cultivating a powerful personal style.     “To me, fashion expresses a point of view where formality and informality, construction and comfort co-exist. My ethos is about the luxury of infusing clothes with your own personality, not being worn by them,” said Matthew M. Williams. “In each of these portraits, a strong character wears a look that reflects who they are: they’re the ones who bring the clothes to life.”         Models wear looks from Matthew M. Williams’ Spring-Summer 2021 collection that debuted last October: Anok Yai appears in a crinkled black leather jacket and trousers that pop against an acid green background, while Playboi Carti styled himself in a black leather bomber slipped off his shoulder to reveal a couple of tattoos, or in a white tank with pink denim trousers and the new Antigona crossbody bag. Kendall Jenner embodies both the feminine and masculine side of the Givenchy woman, posing either in a body-skimming russet ensemble with a thick G-chain choker and a small gold Antigona handbag, or in a sharply tailored, black overcoat and trousers with the versatile new Cut- Out bag. With feline grace, Bella Hadid crouches in profile against a sage green background; the nonchalant Marshmallow slide creates a counterpoint to the more formal long, pistachio dress with a fresh take on the ‘Jour’ open back and embellished with Matthew M. Williams’ signature hardware. The freshly re-stylized 4G emblem also appears like a hallmark in the ad’s graphic layout, floating separately from the Givenchy signature.     Givenchy’s debut campaign by Matthew M. Williams will break in social media platforms on January 28th, feature in the March issues of major international magazines and on outdoor advertising worldwide starting in February. In his first global advertising campaign, the Creative Director reveals his vision with help from an all-star lineup of likeminded artists. Givenchy is pleased to unveil the first images from its Spring-Summer 2021 global advertising campaign, produced under the supervision of Creative Director Matthew M. Williams.     To illustrate his vision, the designer called on close friends in his tight-knit community of artists. Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Playboi Carti and the supermodels Anok Yai and Liam Powers were each invited to put their own stamp on key pieces, the better to highlight the importance of cultivating a powerful personal style.     “To me, fashion expresses a point of view where formality and informality, construction and comfort co-exist. My ethos is about the luxury of infusing clothes with your own personality, not being worn by them,” said Matthew M. Williams. “In each of these portraits, a strong character wears a look that reflects who they are: they’re the ones who bring the clothes to life.”         Models wear looks from Matthew M. Williams’ Spring-Summer 2021 collection that debuted last October: Anok Yai appears in a crinkled black leather jacket and trousers that pop against an acid green background, while Playboi Carti styled himself in a black leather bomber slipped off his shoulder to reveal a couple of tattoos, or in a white tank with pink denim trousers and the new Antigona crossbody bag. Kendall Jenner embodies both the feminine and masculine side of the Givenchy woman, posing either in a body-skimming russet ensemble with a thick G-chain choker and a small gold Antigona handbag, or in a sharply tailored, black overcoat and trousers with the versatile new Cut- Out bag. With feline grace, Bella Hadid crouches in profile against a sage green background; the nonchalant Marshmallow slide creates a counterpoint to the more formal long, pistachio dress with a fresh take on the ‘Jour’ open back and embellished with Matthew M. Williams’ signature hardware. The freshly re-stylized 4G emblem also appears like a hallmark in the ad’s graphic layout, floating separately from the Givenchy signature.     Givenchy’s debut campaign by Matthew M. Williams will break in social media platforms on January 28th, feature in the March issues of major international magazines and on outdoor advertising worldwide starting in February.

Fendi Couture Spring & Summer 2021
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Fendi Couture Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion Week “Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.” Virginia Woolf, Orlando   Bloomsbury to Borghese     Reflecting on transcendent romance and timeless creativity, for his debut Fendi collection Kim Jones draws on the renegade British sen­sibility of the Bloomsbury Group while paying homage to the storied history of the Roman maison. For Fendi Couture Spring / Summer 2021, seemingly diverse inspirations find common ground and are interwoven: the enduring allure of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell’s liberated creativity explored alongside the eternal language of Italian sculpture and Fendi’s foundational codes. As Virginia Woolf wrote in Orlando: “Memory is the seamstress, and a capricious one at that.”     Adopting the time-travelling, binary-blurring novel as a central motif, temporalities are warped while exquisite femininity and mas­culine androgyny appear as fluid choices rather than innate realities. A love letter written by Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West in 1928 – only three years after Fendi was founded – Orlando’s literary conceits are directly interspersed throughout the collection: some­times in the form of metal-bound book clutches, sometimes lines from the text inscribed into Mother of Pearl minaudières or leather boots. Extracts from letters written between Virginia and Vita dur­ing their decades-long courtship are read aloud by friends and family of Fendi throughout the Max Richter composition that scores the show.     Motifs discovered at Charleston farmhouse – the Sussex home of the Bloomsbury set, located only a short distance from where Jones spent much of his childhood – are revived and recontextualised through ornately beaded boots and hand-painted heels; the Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant frescoes which decorate its walls adapted in-to embroidered embellishments on gowns. “I like how this family of people – and particularly these two pioneering sisters – moved things forward,” notes Jones. “I admire the way that they lived their lives, the freedom that they created for themselves and the art that they left behind for the world.”     The hand-printed, marble-bound books published by Virginia and Leonard Woolf for Hogarth Press – displayed at the show’s accom-panying literary exhibition – offer a seamless segue into classical Italian aesthetics. Mirroring the marble palette of Rome’s Galleria Borghese, whose Bernini sculptures inform the dramatic deshabillé drapery found in the collection, they showcase the harmony between the two movements (so fascinated was Vanessa Bell by Italian Classicism that she would paint in the Borghese gardens, or reprise Old Masters to hang on the walls of Charleston). Visible in woven jacquards and on silken gowns; through intarsia furs and hand-beaded tailoring, mar­bles become a key component in the collection’s visual language.     Fendi’s own history also appears as a primary source, refracted through Jones’ contemporary perspective: the biographies of those who model the cast used to excavate the archives for formative sketch­es and decoration. The velvet ribbons of a vintage bag are transposed onto a new design; Karligraphy monograms taken from Lagerfeld’s final collection beaded onto boots.      The importance of family – both real and chosen – is celebrated through the cast who model the collection, who each inhabit glass vitrines transformed into rooms of their own. “Fendi represents arti­sanal quality of the highest order, and it is all about family,” Jones reflects. “It is in its third generation with a Fendi at its helm, and I am guest starring while bringing in the fourth. Here, I am surrounded by strong, powerful women who I love and respect, and want to bring their energy into what I do.”     #FendiCouture www.fendi.com “Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.” Virginia Woolf, Orlando   Bloomsbury to Borghese     Reflecting on transcendent romance and timeless creativity, for his debut Fendi collection Kim Jones draws on the renegade British sen­sibility of the Bloomsbury Group while paying homage to the storied history of the Roman maison. For Fendi Couture Spring / Summer 2021, seemingly diverse inspirations find common ground and are interwoven: the enduring allure of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell’s liberated creativity explored alongside the eternal language of Italian sculpture and Fendi’s foundational codes. As Virginia Woolf wrote in Orlando: “Memory is the seamstress, and a capricious one at that.”     Adopting the time-travelling, binary-blurring novel as a central motif, temporalities are warped while exquisite femininity and mas­culine androgyny appear as fluid choices rather than innate realities. A love letter written by Virginia Woolf to Vita Sackville-West in 1928 – only three years after Fendi was founded – Orlando’s literary conceits are directly interspersed throughout the collection: some­times in the form of metal-bound book clutches, sometimes lines from the text inscribed into Mother of Pearl minaudières or leather boots. Extracts from letters written between Virginia and Vita dur­ing their decades-long courtship are read aloud by friends and family of Fendi throughout the Max Richter composition that scores the show.     Motifs discovered at Charleston farmhouse – the Sussex home of the Bloomsbury set, located only a short distance from where Jones spent much of his childhood – are revived and recontextualised through ornately beaded boots and hand-painted heels; the Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant frescoes which decorate its walls adapted in-to embroidered embellishments on gowns. “I like how this family of people – and particularly these two pioneering sisters – moved things forward,” notes Jones. “I admire the way that they lived their lives, the freedom that they created for themselves and the art that they left behind for the world.”     The hand-printed, marble-bound books published by Virginia and Leonard Woolf for Hogarth Press – displayed at the show’s accom-panying literary exhibition – offer a seamless segue into classical Italian aesthetics. Mirroring the marble palette of Rome’s Galleria Borghese, whose Bernini sculptures inform the dramatic deshabillé drapery found in the collection, they showcase the harmony between the two movements (so fascinated was Vanessa Bell by Italian Classicism that she would paint in the Borghese gardens, or reprise Old Masters to hang on the walls of Charleston). Visible in woven jacquards and on silken gowns; through intarsia furs and hand-beaded tailoring, mar­bles become a key component in the collection’s visual language.     Fendi’s own history also appears as a primary source, refracted through Jones’ contemporary perspective: the biographies of those who model the cast used to excavate the archives for formative sketch­es and decoration. The velvet ribbons of a vintage bag are transposed onto a new design; Karligraphy monograms taken from Lagerfeld’s final collection beaded onto boots.      The importance of family – both real and chosen – is celebrated through the cast who model the collection, who each inhabit glass vitrines transformed into rooms of their own. “Fendi represents arti­sanal quality of the highest order, and it is all about family,” Jones reflects. “It is in its third generation with a Fendi at its helm, and I am guest starring while bringing in the fourth. Here, I am surrounded by strong, powerful women who I love and respect, and want to bring their energy into what I do.”     #FendiCouture www.fendi.com

VALENTINO PRESENTS THE HAUTE COUTURE SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION
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VALENTINO PRESENTS THE HAUTE COUTURE SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion Week The rituals, the process, and the values of Couture are timeless. They celebrate the human: the mind that conceives and the hand that creates and gives value. Through a work process that sits above time, they produce timeless objects molded on the individual.     Time as a code and a value, to reset and reprogrammed in a Couture of today that updates classic rituals and processes through garments designed to express oneself, as anyone desires. Women, men: naturally, smoothly. A wardrobe that draws and opens up possibilities.     Verticality as a tension in which what is complex is resolved into vibrant simplicity. Fabric as a material elevated by handwork, as a texture that incites discovery and surprise. Raised on the highest heels, the long and lean silhouettes are accumulations of elements, stripped of every evident artifice, of prints and decorations, which up close appear different from how they look from afar. The pullover is in fact woven fabric; a solid surface swarms with petals, or dematerializes into folds of ribbons. Line, the texture of the fabric, the warm and cold neutrals and the acrylic glares, do all the talking. The apparent preciousness becomes silent, intimate, just as the interchangeable and protective simplicity of the pieces is intimate. Sudden, flashes of daring.     The temporal code of this recoded Couture becomes a digital tale in the collaboration with Robert Del Naja: a self-standing, complete document of the long process of the Atelier. The information on the making of, of the collection, the faces of the artisans, the time lapsed photo shoots of thework in progress on the tailoring dummy, become algorithmic sequences elaborated and set to music by the machine; trained by creative partner Mario Klingemann. The human feeds the mechanic, the manual activates a neural and digital process, in the quest for a new humanism.Through the synthetic lter of arti cial intelligence, the emotional aspect of Couture emerges,with the celebration and enhancement of human quality: a code that regenerates itself endlessly while remaining timeless.     #ValentinoHauteCouture #CodeTemporal The rituals, the process, and the values of Couture are timeless. They celebrate the human: the mind that conceives and the hand that creates and gives value. Through a work process that sits above time, they produce timeless objects molded on the individual.     Time as a code and a value, to reset and reprogrammed in a Couture of today that updates classic rituals and processes through garments designed to express oneself, as anyone desires. Women, men: naturally, smoothly. A wardrobe that draws and opens up possibilities.     Verticality as a tension in which what is complex is resolved into vibrant simplicity. Fabric as a material elevated by handwork, as a texture that incites discovery and surprise. Raised on the highest heels, the long and lean silhouettes are accumulations of elements, stripped of every evident artifice, of prints and decorations, which up close appear different from how they look from afar. The pullover is in fact woven fabric; a solid surface swarms with petals, or dematerializes into folds of ribbons. Line, the texture of the fabric, the warm and cold neutrals and the acrylic glares, do all the talking. The apparent preciousness becomes silent, intimate, just as the interchangeable and protective simplicity of the pieces is intimate. Sudden, flashes of daring.     The temporal code of this recoded Couture becomes a digital tale in the collaboration with Robert Del Naja: a self-standing, complete document of the long process of the Atelier. The information on the making of, of the collection, the faces of the artisans, the time lapsed photo shoots of thework in progress on the tailoring dummy, become algorithmic sequences elaborated and set to music by the machine; trained by creative partner Mario Klingemann. The human feeds the mechanic, the manual activates a neural and digital process, in the quest for a new humanism.Through the synthetic lter of arti cial intelligence, the emotional aspect of Couture emerges,with the celebration and enhancement of human quality: a code that regenerates itself endlessly while remaining timeless.     #ValentinoHauteCouture #CodeTemporal

GIORGIO ARMANI PRIVÉ PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION
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GIORGIO ARMANI PRIVÉ PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION

Fashion Week IT IS THE COLLECTIONS THAT TELL THE STORY OF GIORGIO ARMANI’S JOURNEY, HIS SENSE OF FREEDOM, HIS INDEPENDENCE FROM FLEETING TRENDS. AND IN THIS PRIVÉ COLLECTION, PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT PALAZZO ORSINI, THE HEART OF HIS MILANESE ATELIER WHERE CLOTHES ARE CONCEIVED AND TAKE SHAPE, ONE CAN DETECT A DESIRE FOR PERFECTION AND A PLEASURE TAKEN IN LIGHT AND COLOUR; THE RESULT CONVEYS THE PROFOUND AESTHETICS OF HAUTE COUTURE TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION.     MAKING A BALANCED USE OF FLUIDITY AND PROPORTIONS, OPPOSITES ALTERNATE AND MERGE. JACKETS ARE DESIGNED TO SKIM THE BODY, AND DELICATE EMBROIDERED SLIP DRESSES FEATURE ALONGSIDE SENSUAL FLOWING SATIN TUNICS AND VOLUMINOUS DRESSES COVERED WITH CRYSTALS. PINSTRIPE FABRICS WITH A MASCULINE TEXTURE AND LAMÉ WITH GREY-GOLD HIGHLIGHTS, SATIN AND ORGANZA, TULLE AND WASHED SILK, DEFINED BY FLOUNCES AND TOUCHES OF MIDNIGHT BLUE VELVET: AN UNEXPECTED AUTUMNAL GLOW ON SUMMER LIGHTNESS.     THE COLOUR PALETTE RANGES FROM MAGENTA RED AND AQUA GREEN, PRUSSIAN BLUE AND COBALT BLUE, TO GREY AND GREIGE. THE UNEXPECTED GLOW OF MICRO-CRYSTALS AND SEQUINS SHINES OVER EVERYTHING, EMBLEMATIC OF THE EXPERT CRAFTSMANSHIP AND CAREFUL EXECUTION OF THESE GARMENTS. FLORAL EMBROIDERY ON TULLE DELICATELY BLURS THE COLOURS. A GEOMETRIC STUDY OF NECKLINES CLEVERLY DEFINES THE DRESSES. EVERYTHING IS LIGHTNESS. EVERYTHING IS COLOUR, AND A NEW JOYFULNESS.     CONTRARY TO EXPECTATIONS, DUE TO THE ONGOING HEALTH EMERGENCY, THE SHOW TOOK PLACE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE, AND WAS STREAMED AS PART OF THE PARIS HAUTE COUTURE CALENDAR. THE SHOW WAS ALSO BROADCAST THROUGH THE BRAND’S SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS. GIORGIO ARMANI THUS CONTINUES HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WHO WERE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF FASHION AND ITS HIGHEST EXPRESSION, AS THEY DID IN 2007, WHEN, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THEY WERE ABLE TO ATTEND THE ARMANI PRIVÉ FASHION SHOW, WHICH WAS BROADCASTED AS A LIVE STREAM FROM PARIS.     GIORGIO ARMANI SAID: ‘COUTURE IS ROOTED IN FASHION HISTORY. IT REPRESENTS THE PINNACLE OF CREATIVITY AND SARTORIAL SKILL, BUT IS A WORLD AVAILABLE ONLY TO VERY FEW. TODAY, THROUGH THE DEMOCRACY OF THE INTERNET, WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER A FRONT ROW SEAT TO EVERYONE.’ IT IS THE COLLECTIONS THAT TELL THE STORY OF GIORGIO ARMANI’S JOURNEY, HIS SENSE OF FREEDOM, HIS INDEPENDENCE FROM FLEETING TRENDS. AND IN THIS PRIVÉ COLLECTION, PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT PALAZZO ORSINI, THE HEART OF HIS MILANESE ATELIER WHERE CLOTHES ARE CONCEIVED AND TAKE SHAPE, ONE CAN DETECT A DESIRE FOR PERFECTION AND A PLEASURE TAKEN IN LIGHT AND COLOUR; THE RESULT CONVEYS THE PROFOUND AESTHETICS OF HAUTE COUTURE TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION.     MAKING A BALANCED USE OF FLUIDITY AND PROPORTIONS, OPPOSITES ALTERNATE AND MERGE. JACKETS ARE DESIGNED TO SKIM THE BODY, AND DELICATE EMBROIDERED SLIP DRESSES FEATURE ALONGSIDE SENSUAL FLOWING SATIN TUNICS AND VOLUMINOUS DRESSES COVERED WITH CRYSTALS. PINSTRIPE FABRICS WITH A MASCULINE TEXTURE AND LAMÉ WITH GREY-GOLD HIGHLIGHTS, SATIN AND ORGANZA, TULLE AND WASHED SILK, DEFINED BY FLOUNCES AND TOUCHES OF MIDNIGHT BLUE VELVET: AN UNEXPECTED AUTUMNAL GLOW ON SUMMER LIGHTNESS.     THE COLOUR PALETTE RANGES FROM MAGENTA RED AND AQUA GREEN, PRUSSIAN BLUE AND COBALT BLUE, TO GREY AND GREIGE. THE UNEXPECTED GLOW OF MICRO-CRYSTALS AND SEQUINS SHINES OVER EVERYTHING, EMBLEMATIC OF THE EXPERT CRAFTSMANSHIP AND CAREFUL EXECUTION OF THESE GARMENTS. FLORAL EMBROIDERY ON TULLE DELICATELY BLURS THE COLOURS. A GEOMETRIC STUDY OF NECKLINES CLEVERLY DEFINES THE DRESSES. EVERYTHING IS LIGHTNESS. EVERYTHING IS COLOUR, AND A NEW JOYFULNESS.     CONTRARY TO EXPECTATIONS, DUE TO THE ONGOING HEALTH EMERGENCY, THE SHOW TOOK PLACE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE, AND WAS STREAMED AS PART OF THE PARIS HAUTE COUTURE CALENDAR. THE SHOW WAS ALSO BROADCAST THROUGH THE BRAND’S SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS. GIORGIO ARMANI THUS CONTINUES HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WHO WERE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF FASHION AND ITS HIGHEST EXPRESSION, AS THEY DID IN 2007, WHEN, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THEY WERE ABLE TO ATTEND THE ARMANI PRIVÉ FASHION SHOW, WHICH WAS BROADCASTED AS A LIVE STREAM FROM PARIS.     GIORGIO ARMANI SAID: ‘COUTURE IS ROOTED IN FASHION HISTORY. IT REPRESENTS THE PINNACLE OF CREATIVITY AND SARTORIAL SKILL, BUT IS A WORLD AVAILABLE ONLY TO VERY FEW. TODAY, THROUGH THE DEMOCRACY OF THE INTERNET, WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER A FRONT ROW SEAT TO EVERYONE.’

MAIUM PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR SPRING & SUMMER
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MAIUM PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR SPRING & SUMMER

Fashion Designed for movement and utilising recycled PET bottles throughout their entire product range, Amsterdam’s MAIUM (my-umm) upholds their sustainable and functional credentials with the first drop of their unisex SS21 collection. Drop 1 of the collection sees the self-proclaimed "bad weather experts" debut two brand new styles; the Mac and Trench.     2020 was a year we all stood still. Emerging into a new yearly cycle, MAIUM comes equipped with renewed optimism. The SS21 collection showcases vintage silhouettes with a modern twist, reimagining the classic Mac and Trench coat inspired by a time when our world was designed for movement. Both styles stay true to MAIUM's ethos of functional, sustainable and elevated design, being fully waterproof and made from a blend of organic cotton and recycled PET.     With at least 130 days of rain every year and more than one-third of the country being below sea level, the Dutch have a reputation for creating innovative ways to keep themselves dry. MAIUM apply their signature zippers on the side of each garment to transform their raincoats and newly-launched Mac and Trench styles into ponchos, keeping your bike shielded from the rain. Designed for movement and utilising recycled PET bottles throughout their entire product range, Amsterdam’s MAIUM (my-umm) upholds their sustainable and functional credentials with the first drop of their unisex SS21 collection. Drop 1 of the collection sees the self-proclaimed "bad weather experts" debut two brand new styles; the Mac and Trench.     2020 was a year we all stood still. Emerging into a new yearly cycle, MAIUM comes equipped with renewed optimism. The SS21 collection showcases vintage silhouettes with a modern twist, reimagining the classic Mac and Trench coat inspired by a time when our world was designed for movement. Both styles stay true to MAIUM's ethos of functional, sustainable and elevated design, being fully waterproof and made from a blend of organic cotton and recycled PET.     With at least 130 days of rain every year and more than one-third of the country being below sea level, the Dutch have a reputation for creating innovative ways to keep themselves dry. MAIUM apply their signature zippers on the side of each garment to transform their raincoats and newly-launched Mac and Trench styles into ponchos, keeping your bike shielded from the rain.

THE STATEMENT PUMPS HEDDA Vagabond Shoemakers
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THE STATEMENT PUMPS HEDDA Vagabond Shoemakers

Accessories Let the chunky pumps enter with new style Hedda. This season Vagabond Shoemakers give the classic pumps a revised look and new life with contemporary details. With its refined sculptural design, flared block heels and squared-off toes, the statement-making Hedda pumps offer lots of style with no effort. They are made from smooth leather with a 70mm block heel, available in black, off-white, and golden green.       Hedda is priced at €120,00 and available at Vagabond.com, in-store, and through selected retailers. Let the chunky pumps enter with new style Hedda. This season Vagabond Shoemakers give the classic pumps a revised look and new life with contemporary details. With its refined sculptural design, flared block heels and squared-off toes, the statement-making Hedda pumps offer lots of style with no effort. They are made from smooth leather with a 70mm block heel, available in black, off-white, and golden green.       Hedda is priced at €120,00 and available at Vagabond.com, in-store, and through selected retailers.

CHANEL presents the Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection
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CHANEL presents the Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection

Fashion Week For the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture show, Virginie Viard called upon photographer, filmmaker and graphic designer Anton Corbijn to stage the silhouettes of the collection in a series of "family portraits", brought together in an album with a camellia on the cover, also painted by the Dutch artist.     In these photographs, the models from the show pose in the heart of the new Haute Couture Salons at 31 rue Cambon in Paris, redecorated in the spirit of Gabrielle Chanel by the Parisian interior designerJacques Grange, and inaugurated this month.     The CHANEL ambassadors Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Depp and Alma Jodorowsky as well as the friends of the House Joana Preiss and Izïa Higelin were also photographed in this exceptional setting, dressed in creations from previous CHANEL collections.       #CHANELHauteCouture For the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Haute Couture show, Virginie Viard called upon photographer, filmmaker and graphic designer Anton Corbijn to stage the silhouettes of the collection in a series of "family portraits", brought together in an album with a camellia on the cover, also painted by the Dutch artist.     In these photographs, the models from the show pose in the heart of the new Haute Couture Salons at 31 rue Cambon in Paris, redecorated in the spirit of Gabrielle Chanel by the Parisian interior designerJacques Grange, and inaugurated this month.     The CHANEL ambassadors Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Depp and Alma Jodorowsky as well as the friends of the House Joana Preiss and Izïa Higelin were also photographed in this exceptional setting, dressed in creations from previous CHANEL collections.       #CHANELHauteCouture

Alled-Martinez presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021
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Alled-Martinez presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week Alled-Martinez ́s Fall-Winter 2021 Collection explores the aesthetics of real experiences close to designer Archie Alled-Martinez revisiting the foundations of the brand and recalling the key terms that shape its spirit: daringness, comfort and a rather cheeky elegance.     This short film shot at designer ́s hometown stars a young cast of local collaborators of the brand fully styled in Alled-Martinez that, powered by the boldness often offered to us by night, take us to Archie ́s personal imaginarium and help us contextualising the inspirations behind his FW21.     Insisting in the importance the brand places in the cut, the textiles and a perfect fitting, Alled- Martinez rediscovers its appeal reinforcing the comfort and wearability of its garments.     To the slinky-yet-sleek tailoring, signature styles of the brand, Alled-Martinez introduces new elements that emphasize his devotion for the technical aspects of his work. Velour, devoré/see- through effect garments or the illusion moiré pieces are some of the most remarkable features this season, all of them helping defy our preconceived ideas of where the limits of knitwear can be. Alled-Martinez ́s Fall-Winter 2021 Collection explores the aesthetics of real experiences close to designer Archie Alled-Martinez revisiting the foundations of the brand and recalling the key terms that shape its spirit: daringness, comfort and a rather cheeky elegance.     This short film shot at designer ́s hometown stars a young cast of local collaborators of the brand fully styled in Alled-Martinez that, powered by the boldness often offered to us by night, take us to Archie ́s personal imaginarium and help us contextualising the inspirations behind his FW21.     Insisting in the importance the brand places in the cut, the textiles and a perfect fitting, Alled- Martinez rediscovers its appeal reinforcing the comfort and wearability of its garments.     To the slinky-yet-sleek tailoring, signature styles of the brand, Alled-Martinez introduces new elements that emphasize his devotion for the technical aspects of his work. Velour, devoré/see- through effect garments or the illusion moiré pieces are some of the most remarkable features this season, all of them helping defy our preconceived ideas of where the limits of knitwear can be.

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