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MR PORTER presents Gone Surfin'
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MR PORTER presents Gone Surfin'

Men MR PORTER, the award-winning global online retail destination for men’s style, is pleased to announce the launch of Gone Surfin’, a series of exclusive capsule collections that honour and nod to the rich history and tradition of surf culture across the globe.     Launching 6 July, Gone Surfin’, features 15 brands with 171 exclusive pieces of clothing, shoes, accessories and lifestyle items from ahnah, Birdwell, Faherty, Go Barefoot, James Perse, Miansai, Mollusk, Noon Goons, Outerknown, Peyote Bird, Pilgrim Surf + Supply, Reyn Spooner, Saturdays NYC, Sonic Editions, and The Elder Statesman. The series of capsules are rounded out with a curated selection of natural skin care product from Salt & Stone, as well as Mr Laird Hamilton’s book, Fuel Up.     Each collaborator has tapped into their own unique take on the surfer style and spirit, and together, they compriseMR PORTER’s nod to the ritualistic sport and defining subculture.     “In our celebration of surf culture, we collaborated with an expansive and defining group of surf-minded partners, each with their own unique voice, history and engagement with the surfing lifestyle. The collection is wide- ranging and the appeal is universal; both for our customers who are surf zealots through to those whole like toembrace the casual style.” Mr Sam Kershaw, Buying Director, MR PORTER     MR PORTER will launch Gone Surfin’ with a global creative campaign featuring South African surfer Mr Mikey February. MR PORTER will also launch a series of dedicated editorial and social content across our online magazine The Journal and social media platforms. The Gone Surfin’ capsule collections will range in price from£5/€5/$5 - £1,005/€1,145/$1,045 MR PORTER, the award-winning global online retail destination for men’s style, is pleased to announce the launch of Gone Surfin’, a series of exclusive capsule collections that honour and nod to the rich history and tradition of surf culture across the globe.     Launching 6 July, Gone Surfin’, features 15 brands with 171 exclusive pieces of clothing, shoes, accessories and lifestyle items from ahnah, Birdwell, Faherty, Go Barefoot, James Perse, Miansai, Mollusk, Noon Goons, Outerknown, Peyote Bird, Pilgrim Surf + Supply, Reyn Spooner, Saturdays NYC, Sonic Editions, and The Elder Statesman. The series of capsules are rounded out with a curated selection of natural skin care product from Salt & Stone, as well as Mr Laird Hamilton’s book, Fuel Up.     Each collaborator has tapped into their own unique take on the surfer style and spirit, and together, they compriseMR PORTER’s nod to the ritualistic sport and defining subculture.     “In our celebration of surf culture, we collaborated with an expansive and defining group of surf-minded partners, each with their own unique voice, history and engagement with the surfing lifestyle. The collection is wide- ranging and the appeal is universal; both for our customers who are surf zealots through to those whole like toembrace the casual style.” Mr Sam Kershaw, Buying Director, MR PORTER     MR PORTER will launch Gone Surfin’ with a global creative campaign featuring South African surfer Mr Mikey February. MR PORTER will also launch a series of dedicated editorial and social content across our online magazine The Journal and social media platforms. The Gone Surfin’ capsule collections will range in price from£5/€5/$5 - £1,005/€1,145/$1,045

In conversation with Harlow Rose Monroe
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In conversation with Harlow Rose Monroe

Fashion Exclusive interview with the face of Diesel's latest cmapaign Harlow Rose Monroe.   Who are you  and what is your profession?    My name is Harlow, I am originally from Calgary, one of the major cities in Canada), and I now live on the coast in the UK. I transitioned 6 years ago as of July 2020, and i am proud to be a transgender wome. I got discovered in 2017 by my amazing manager Chantale Nadeau and I started modelling (professionally) at the beginning of 2018.  I'm a living mannequin essentially; I get to transform into all these different characters and play dress up all day, its great! The other half is like marketing myself to clients, people in the fashion industry, and to the public. There's definitely a lot more that goes into it but that’s some of the basics.       How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?    As awful as this virus is, I’d like to think it'll have a positive effect on the industry. In the short term it'll definitely slow everything down a bit. We all have to protect ourselves and others around us. As things start to return to normal there's still going to be a lot of social distancing and regulations that we have to follow to keep everyone safe. Just the way we do things is going to be really different, there are usually so many people on set to shoot a campaign or an editorial but we will have to adjust to having fewer people and take on more ourselves. Models, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists, assistants, clients, and many others work really closely together, so we will have to find new ways to execute our jobs for the final product we as a team produce. I hope that the slowdown of the fashion industry continues into the long term. By slowing down, it gives designers and fashion houses more time to produce well thought out collections, and really gives them a chance to be more creative and explore their creativity. The same goes for how brands will advertise their products. They would have more time to come up with good concepts and how they’ll execute them. I think it's really important for the industry to slow down as we need to stop producing so much waist.  I think it has become very apparent to people within and outside of the fashion industry that we all need to do better. More than ever people are being more tactile with their shopping habits, they are buying more used and vintage clothes as well as only buying what they need. people want more quality pieces that will stand the test of time, I feel like people are shifting towards a more sustainable way of shopping and I think this pandemic in a way will force the industry to reflect that. People want to see the industry change; they want to see the industry reflect their shopping habits and their beliefs. a good way to do that is to slow down and stop producing so much.      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?    I've spent most of my time in quarantine just hanging out with my boyfriend, renovating our house, cooking, watching Netflix and just being creative. I am extremely thankful that I am still able to create, I've mainly been experimenting with photography, mostly of myself but have managed to create some cool photos with just my phone and a few apps. I have sketched a bit as well but really wish I had my sewing machine as I have so much time on my hands it would be great to make some clothes again.       What does PRIDE mean to you?     To me it’s a time to celebrate and remember where we’ve come from, the hard ships we have faced as a community and how far we have come, and to stand and fight for our freedom to continue to have the rights we do have and to further the rights we deserve. Pride is a statement, we are saying that we are not afraid, we are proud, and we are here to stay. Pride is so important because it allows the LGBTQ+ community to come together globally, it helps us share our knowledge, story's and lift each other up. It's our time to feel heard and validated in a world where we still don’t have equality for all people.        What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   The best way to describe my daily beauty routine is simple. I don’t like to use too many products because my skin doesn't like it, but I also just want a few solid products that work really well for me, I like to keep it simple. Skin care is where I spend most of my time in my beauty routine. I actually use a lot of CeraVe products because they work really well, and it’s a bonus that they are quite inexpensive. For me I'd say the four products I can't go without are the foaming cleanser and the moisturizing lotion and cream from CeraVe and Cosrx’s BHA blackhead power liquid. After my skin care, I'm pretty much done, depending on what I'm doing I'll wear light makeup, and I'll just let my hair do its thing. When I was growing up, I was doing full on drag every day, so I've really come to appreciate simplicity.      What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   By far the coolest thing I've learnt in quarantine is how to surf, I'm still learning as this is only recently become a hobby. The past few weeks the beaches where I live have reopened so I've been spending a good amount of time in the ocean, still social distancing of course. I've been very lucky to haave such a great boyfriend who is willing to teach me.       Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   well I mentioned this earlier during the interview but I don't think a lot of people know this about me unless they know me from back home in Calgary. when I got to the point when I stopped caring about what others had to say and got sick of people telling me who i could and couldn't be, and how I should express myself I had like an explosion of creativity and fearlessness. I was still trying to figure out who I was but I finally had the power within myself to explore my gender identity to the fullest. I did that through drag, for years I would wake up early spend at least three hours getting ready every day. it was an EXTREAM look but I felt so powerful. drag is such an amazing thing, it really allows you to find something within yourself and just own it and not give a damn what anyone has to say about it.       What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   One hundred percent the first place I'd travel to is Calgary to visit my family. I was planning on visiting them just as lockdown started so sadly, I had to cancel my trip.             What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    it would have to be a song from the new Landy Gaga album Chromatica, it's hard to choose because there's like at least four songs I'm obsessed with on the album, but it would have to be Alice or Rain On Me. I honestly love this album so much because it brings me joy, it has such a good upbeat vibe that just really makes you want to dance. It's definitely something I think we all need in these dark times.  i do actually have a playlist to share, its one I created awhile back. it's called French Vanilla Fantasy, I'm still adding to it all the time, but it has a lot of good throwback songs. It's really nostalgic for me, it's a lot of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé, X Tina, Paris Hilton, all those iconic pop queens. You can follow me on apple music @harlowrosemonroe and listen to the playlist.      What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?     The first thing I like to do when I wake up in the morning is make myself a cup of tea, then get back in bed and decide what I am going to do first. tea in bed is the best way to start any day! the last thing i like to do before bed is doing my night time skin care routine then snuggle up with my boyfriend.     How did the collaboration with Diesel arise? What is the feeling like for being a part of something so great?    I guess it first started like any other job really, my agency came to me with the opportunity, asked me how I felt about it and then a few days later i had a zoom meeting with Francois Rousselet the director. we talked about the project and my relation to the character, and we discussed what we hopped for this project and shared our excitement for it. a few days after that meeting I got the good news from my agency. I honestly have so many feelings in relation to this film, I am absolutely honoured to be a part of it and that Diesel wanted to create something like this and wanted me to be a part of it is truly such an amazing feeling. it was all around a wonderful experience with an amazing end result.      What does it mean to your community that you are a part of the campaign? And what is your message to them (us).    I'd like to think it means a lot. I can really only speak from my own point of view but there's something that just feels so different about this. like that things are really shifting. it's really nice to see such an iconic brand tell a story like this and share it with the world. It's nice to see the story of a trans person that doesn't involve struggle or oppression, it's nice to see a trans person who can accomplish a dream and live a happy and fulfilling life. I think it's great to share these positive story's because it gives our people and our communities hope that we can achieve what in some cases is still considered unachievable.  my message is we can do and be whoever we want to be, nothing should stand in our way of being who we are. all of us are beautiful in our own way and we should celebrate that. the best thing you can do to live a happy life is to celebrate yourself for who you really are, because you are beautiful and you deserve to be happy and free. spread love and kindness and stand up for equality because we all matter just as much as one another. Exclusive interview with the face of Diesel's latest cmapaign Harlow Rose Monroe.   Who are you  and what is your profession?    My name is Harlow, I am originally from Calgary, one of the major cities in Canada), and I now live on the coast in the UK. I transitioned 6 years ago as of July 2020, and i am proud to be a transgender wome. I got discovered in 2017 by my amazing manager Chantale Nadeau and I started modelling (professionally) at the beginning of 2018.  I'm a living mannequin essentially; I get to transform into all these different characters and play dress up all day, its great! The other half is like marketing myself to clients, people in the fashion industry, and to the public. There's definitely a lot more that goes into it but that’s some of the basics.       How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?    As awful as this virus is, I’d like to think it'll have a positive effect on the industry. In the short term it'll definitely slow everything down a bit. We all have to protect ourselves and others around us. As things start to return to normal there's still going to be a lot of social distancing and regulations that we have to follow to keep everyone safe. Just the way we do things is going to be really different, there are usually so many people on set to shoot a campaign or an editorial but we will have to adjust to having fewer people and take on more ourselves. Models, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists, assistants, clients, and many others work really closely together, so we will have to find new ways to execute our jobs for the final product we as a team produce. I hope that the slowdown of the fashion industry continues into the long term. By slowing down, it gives designers and fashion houses more time to produce well thought out collections, and really gives them a chance to be more creative and explore their creativity. The same goes for how brands will advertise their products. They would have more time to come up with good concepts and how they’ll execute them. I think it's really important for the industry to slow down as we need to stop producing so much waist.  I think it has become very apparent to people within and outside of the fashion industry that we all need to do better. More than ever people are being more tactile with their shopping habits, they are buying more used and vintage clothes as well as only buying what they need. people want more quality pieces that will stand the test of time, I feel like people are shifting towards a more sustainable way of shopping and I think this pandemic in a way will force the industry to reflect that. People want to see the industry change; they want to see the industry reflect their shopping habits and their beliefs. a good way to do that is to slow down and stop producing so much.      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?    I've spent most of my time in quarantine just hanging out with my boyfriend, renovating our house, cooking, watching Netflix and just being creative. I am extremely thankful that I am still able to create, I've mainly been experimenting with photography, mostly of myself but have managed to create some cool photos with just my phone and a few apps. I have sketched a bit as well but really wish I had my sewing machine as I have so much time on my hands it would be great to make some clothes again.       What does PRIDE mean to you?     To me it’s a time to celebrate and remember where we’ve come from, the hard ships we have faced as a community and how far we have come, and to stand and fight for our freedom to continue to have the rights we do have and to further the rights we deserve. Pride is a statement, we are saying that we are not afraid, we are proud, and we are here to stay. Pride is so important because it allows the LGBTQ+ community to come together globally, it helps us share our knowledge, story's and lift each other up. It's our time to feel heard and validated in a world where we still don’t have equality for all people.        What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   The best way to describe my daily beauty routine is simple. I don’t like to use too many products because my skin doesn't like it, but I also just want a few solid products that work really well for me, I like to keep it simple. Skin care is where I spend most of my time in my beauty routine. I actually use a lot of CeraVe products because they work really well, and it’s a bonus that they are quite inexpensive. For me I'd say the four products I can't go without are the foaming cleanser and the moisturizing lotion and cream from CeraVe and Cosrx’s BHA blackhead power liquid. After my skin care, I'm pretty much done, depending on what I'm doing I'll wear light makeup, and I'll just let my hair do its thing. When I was growing up, I was doing full on drag every day, so I've really come to appreciate simplicity.      What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   By far the coolest thing I've learnt in quarantine is how to surf, I'm still learning as this is only recently become a hobby. The past few weeks the beaches where I live have reopened so I've been spending a good amount of time in the ocean, still social distancing of course. I've been very lucky to haave such a great boyfriend who is willing to teach me.       Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   well I mentioned this earlier during the interview but I don't think a lot of people know this about me unless they know me from back home in Calgary. when I got to the point when I stopped caring about what others had to say and got sick of people telling me who i could and couldn't be, and how I should express myself I had like an explosion of creativity and fearlessness. I was still trying to figure out who I was but I finally had the power within myself to explore my gender identity to the fullest. I did that through drag, for years I would wake up early spend at least three hours getting ready every day. it was an EXTREAM look but I felt so powerful. drag is such an amazing thing, it really allows you to find something within yourself and just own it and not give a damn what anyone has to say about it.       What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   One hundred percent the first place I'd travel to is Calgary to visit my family. I was planning on visiting them just as lockdown started so sadly, I had to cancel my trip.             What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    it would have to be a song from the new Landy Gaga album Chromatica, it's hard to choose because there's like at least four songs I'm obsessed with on the album, but it would have to be Alice or Rain On Me. I honestly love this album so much because it brings me joy, it has such a good upbeat vibe that just really makes you want to dance. It's definitely something I think we all need in these dark times.  i do actually have a playlist to share, its one I created awhile back. it's called French Vanilla Fantasy, I'm still adding to it all the time, but it has a lot of good throwback songs. It's really nostalgic for me, it's a lot of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé, X Tina, Paris Hilton, all those iconic pop queens. You can follow me on apple music @harlowrosemonroe and listen to the playlist.      What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?     The first thing I like to do when I wake up in the morning is make myself a cup of tea, then get back in bed and decide what I am going to do first. tea in bed is the best way to start any day! the last thing i like to do before bed is doing my night time skin care routine then snuggle up with my boyfriend.     How did the collaboration with Diesel arise? What is the feeling like for being a part of something so great?    I guess it first started like any other job really, my agency came to me with the opportunity, asked me how I felt about it and then a few days later i had a zoom meeting with Francois Rousselet the director. we talked about the project and my relation to the character, and we discussed what we hopped for this project and shared our excitement for it. a few days after that meeting I got the good news from my agency. I honestly have so many feelings in relation to this film, I am absolutely honoured to be a part of it and that Diesel wanted to create something like this and wanted me to be a part of it is truly such an amazing feeling. it was all around a wonderful experience with an amazing end result.      What does it mean to your community that you are a part of the campaign? And what is your message to them (us).    I'd like to think it means a lot. I can really only speak from my own point of view but there's something that just feels so different about this. like that things are really shifting. it's really nice to see such an iconic brand tell a story like this and share it with the world. It's nice to see the story of a trans person that doesn't involve struggle or oppression, it's nice to see a trans person who can accomplish a dream and live a happy and fulfilling life. I think it's great to share these positive story's because it gives our people and our communities hope that we can achieve what in some cases is still considered unachievable.  my message is we can do and be whoever we want to be, nothing should stand in our way of being who we are. all of us are beautiful in our own way and we should celebrate that. the best thing you can do to live a happy life is to celebrate yourself for who you really are, because you are beautiful and you deserve to be happy and free. spread love and kindness and stand up for equality because we all matter just as much as one another.

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2020
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Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2020

Men Heritage McQueen, sharp lines, signature shoulders and the ongoing alignment between Alexander McQueen menswear and womenswear.   Authentic fabrics are cut and spliced across tailoring; precise suiting features slashed seams. A reinvention of signature exploded floral embroideries and of delicate white work seen through the lens of an inspiration trip to Scotland.   A continuing exploration of indigenous wildlife and the Scottish arts and crafts movement.     Heritage McQueen, sharp lines, signature shoulders and the ongoing alignment between Alexander McQueen menswear and womenswear.   Authentic fabrics are cut and spliced across tailoring; precise suiting features slashed seams. A reinvention of signature exploded floral embroideries and of delicate white work seen through the lens of an inspiration trip to Scotland.   A continuing exploration of indigenous wildlife and the Scottish arts and crafts movement.    

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Exclusive Editorial "Eclipse"
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Exclusive Editorial "Eclipse"

Fashion Exclusive new editorial "Eclipse" captured by Daniel Archer.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer: Daniel Archer Stylist: Paku Sukuda Model: Caren Jepkemei @ Titanium Managment Hair & Makeup: Kentaro Kondo Producer: Giorgio Tsintoukidis-Dirkx Exclusive new editorial "Eclipse" captured by Daniel Archer.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer: Daniel Archer Stylist: Paku Sukuda Model: Caren Jepkemei @ Titanium Managment Hair & Makeup: Kentaro Kondo Producer: Giorgio Tsintoukidis-Dirkx

KOMONO X  ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS ANTWERP  FASHION DEPARTMENT
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KOMONO X ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS ANTWERP FASHION DEPARTMENT

Accessories After a successful first edition, KOMONO is proud to renew its partnership with the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. KOMONO worked together with three master students in the creation of a pair of sunglasses linked to the students’ personal work. The result is an outspoken collection that bolsters the fresh vision of tomorrow’s top designers.     KOMONO x Annemarie Saric:   Inspired by the concept cars of the late 70s and their aerodynamic qualities, Annemarie Saric’s futuristic-looking proposition features a shaped lens and intricate temple detailing. Formed by a cut-out and collage technique of vintage car parts, the glasses are characterized by their highly sculptural effect.     KOMONO x Karolina Widecka:   Investigating the duality between a fragile appearance and an extreme shape, Karolina Widecka proposes a capsule drenched in superstition and symbolism. Inspired by ex votos and Mexican religious art, the glasses function as a token of protection for its wearer with its ‘broken glass’ upper bar.     KOMONO x Florentina Leitner:   Florentina Leitner took to the 60s and its psychedelic art to create a pair of glasses that have been stretched and liquified to a vertigo or spiralling effect. Paying tribute to the art icons of those days such as Peggy Guggenheim, the capsule is a modern reinterpretation of the avant-garde eyewear of yesteryear.     The collection will be made available, starting from July 2nd, through komono.com, KOMONO flagship stores and selected retailers for a suggested retail price of 199 euros. On the initiative of the students, part of the proceedings of this sale will go to Survived and Punished, a US-based organization who supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have been incarcerated or targeted by law enforcement. They also created an exclusive colorway of the sunglasses for each student, limited to 1 piece only. These pieces will sold during a 24h auction on their @komono Instagram page on the 1st of July. These styles are limited to one piece per student and will not be sold through any other channels. The proceedings of the highest bid will be donated to Survived and Punished. After a successful first edition, KOMONO is proud to renew its partnership with the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. KOMONO worked together with three master students in the creation of a pair of sunglasses linked to the students’ personal work. The result is an outspoken collection that bolsters the fresh vision of tomorrow’s top designers.     KOMONO x Annemarie Saric:   Inspired by the concept cars of the late 70s and their aerodynamic qualities, Annemarie Saric’s futuristic-looking proposition features a shaped lens and intricate temple detailing. Formed by a cut-out and collage technique of vintage car parts, the glasses are characterized by their highly sculptural effect.     KOMONO x Karolina Widecka:   Investigating the duality between a fragile appearance and an extreme shape, Karolina Widecka proposes a capsule drenched in superstition and symbolism. Inspired by ex votos and Mexican religious art, the glasses function as a token of protection for its wearer with its ‘broken glass’ upper bar.     KOMONO x Florentina Leitner:   Florentina Leitner took to the 60s and its psychedelic art to create a pair of glasses that have been stretched and liquified to a vertigo or spiralling effect. Paying tribute to the art icons of those days such as Peggy Guggenheim, the capsule is a modern reinterpretation of the avant-garde eyewear of yesteryear.     The collection will be made available, starting from July 2nd, through komono.com, KOMONO flagship stores and selected retailers for a suggested retail price of 199 euros. On the initiative of the students, part of the proceedings of this sale will go to Survived and Punished, a US-based organization who supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have been incarcerated or targeted by law enforcement. They also created an exclusive colorway of the sunglasses for each student, limited to 1 piece only. These pieces will sold during a 24h auction on their @komono Instagram page on the 1st of July. These styles are limited to one piece per student and will not be sold through any other channels. The proceedings of the highest bid will be donated to Survived and Punished.

The long anticipated third collaborative project between ASICS and Berlin fashion label GmbH
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The long anticipated third collaborative project between ASICS and Berlin fashion label GmbH

Accessories The long anticipated third collaborative project between ASICS and Berlin fashion label GmbH, is a re-imagining of the GEL-NANDITM 360 shoe. The new ASICS by GmbH GEL-NANDITM 360 shoe model embodies an almost sculptural use of materials and colours, currently launching with two new colourways, in skeletal white and turquoise. The rendering of surfaces varies from slick and glossy to matt and tactile, echoing GmbH’s interest in juxtaposition of the synthetic and natural. GmbH creates fashion through storytelling, craft and technology. With the GEL- NANDITM 360 sneaker, GmbH continues their research into the merging of artificial technologies, the natural world and the human body, drawing inspiration from water, near-future robotics and sci-fi. The white colour way is designed to appear like a spine and bones. The turquoise is based on childhood memories of the Aegean Sea. Bones and water, solid and liquid, and two essentials building blocks of the human body. The collaboration showcases future possibilities of such a relationship, where the GEL- NANDITM 360 has technologies that enhances the body. Both brands further promote an importance in originality and craftsmanship within sportswear. A key feature of the GEL-NANDITM 360 shoe is the trail, which runs alongside the outsole of the GEL-QUANTUM 360TM formation merging it with the heritage trail running silhouette GEL-NANDITM OG. The GELTM technology by ASICS is a central component to the history and future of the brand. GmbH was founded in 2016 by Benjamin Huseby and Serhat Isik. The 2020 GmbH x ASICS GEL-NANDITM 360 releases on Wednesday June 27th at selected retailers Globally.   The long anticipated third collaborative project between ASICS and Berlin fashion label GmbH, is a re-imagining of the GEL-NANDITM 360 shoe. The new ASICS by GmbH GEL-NANDITM 360 shoe model embodies an almost sculptural use of materials and colours, currently launching with two new colourways, in skeletal white and turquoise. The rendering of surfaces varies from slick and glossy to matt and tactile, echoing GmbH’s interest in juxtaposition of the synthetic and natural. GmbH creates fashion through storytelling, craft and technology. With the GEL- NANDITM 360 sneaker, GmbH continues their research into the merging of artificial technologies, the natural world and the human body, drawing inspiration from water, near-future robotics and sci-fi. The white colour way is designed to appear like a spine and bones. The turquoise is based on childhood memories of the Aegean Sea. Bones and water, solid and liquid, and two essentials building blocks of the human body. The collaboration showcases future possibilities of such a relationship, where the GEL- NANDITM 360 has technologies that enhances the body. Both brands further promote an importance in originality and craftsmanship within sportswear. A key feature of the GEL-NANDITM 360 shoe is the trail, which runs alongside the outsole of the GEL-QUANTUM 360TM formation merging it with the heritage trail running silhouette GEL-NANDITM OG. The GELTM technology by ASICS is a central component to the history and future of the brand. GmbH was founded in 2016 by Benjamin Huseby and Serhat Isik. The 2020 GmbH x ASICS GEL-NANDITM 360 releases on Wednesday June 27th at selected retailers Globally.  

DAILY PAPER EXPLORES HARMONIZATION WITH ALIEN SPECIES IN THEIR END-OF-SEASON SS20 EDITORIAL
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DAILY PAPER EXPLORES HARMONIZATION WITH ALIEN SPECIES IN THEIR END-OF-SEASON SS20 EDITORIAL

Fashion Earlier this year, Daily Paper’s Spring/Summer 2020 campaign imagined how a future society could build the foundations of a new world. The concept motivates us to examine our multiple identities as the continuation of our collective movement into another realm. Combining ancient and future knowledge, all species can have a concept of a home that is endless, inclusive and universal according to Daily Paper.     Shot by Amsterdam based photographer Lois Cohen and styled by Indiana Roma Voss, the end-of-season ‘Alien Luv’ editorial seeks to redefine our perceptions of alien species through the topics of family, love and community. The images examine the subjective nature of beauty, and how our definition of physical attractiveness changes over time and between cultures. The editorial is accompanied by a short film by director Folkert Verdoorn, that explores the wider shifts in societal norms as alien species become integrated with humans and serves as a commentary on our vision towards race and culture. Leaving it up to the viewer to decide if we as humans, can allow our past mistakes to define us or if we can shift our consciousness, love each other and create a better future for all.       PHOTO CREDITS  Creative direction: @loisycohen & @indianaromavoss Photographer: @loisycohen Agent / Producer: @celinebrill at Cake Production manager: @victorgriffioen Production assistant: @nikedolman Photography assistant: @hyungbalkema Stylist: @indianaromavoss Stylist assistant: @leawilbrand Special effects / prosthetics: @toki_made Make up: Kathinka Gernant Make up assistant: @romy_legger Hair: @sikovanberkel Hair assistant: @patrickburhenne Hair assistant: Isa Hinloopen Talents: Amber van Oirschot @ambervanoirschot Reilly Do Rosario @reillyfreemn Imani Selina @imaniselina Aucilia Do Rosario Ottawa @ottawakwami Le Chayno @lechayno Berber Bruessing Philip van den Bosch Earlier this year, Daily Paper’s Spring/Summer 2020 campaign imagined how a future society could build the foundations of a new world. The concept motivates us to examine our multiple identities as the continuation of our collective movement into another realm. Combining ancient and future knowledge, all species can have a concept of a home that is endless, inclusive and universal according to Daily Paper.     Shot by Amsterdam based photographer Lois Cohen and styled by Indiana Roma Voss, the end-of-season ‘Alien Luv’ editorial seeks to redefine our perceptions of alien species through the topics of family, love and community. The images examine the subjective nature of beauty, and how our definition of physical attractiveness changes over time and between cultures. The editorial is accompanied by a short film by director Folkert Verdoorn, that explores the wider shifts in societal norms as alien species become integrated with humans and serves as a commentary on our vision towards race and culture. Leaving it up to the viewer to decide if we as humans, can allow our past mistakes to define us or if we can shift our consciousness, love each other and create a better future for all.       PHOTO CREDITS  Creative direction: @loisycohen & @indianaromavoss Photographer: @loisycohen Agent / Producer: @celinebrill at Cake Production manager: @victorgriffioen Production assistant: @nikedolman Photography assistant: @hyungbalkema Stylist: @indianaromavoss Stylist assistant: @leawilbrand Special effects / prosthetics: @toki_made Make up: Kathinka Gernant Make up assistant: @romy_legger Hair: @sikovanberkel Hair assistant: @patrickburhenne Hair assistant: Isa Hinloopen Talents: Amber van Oirschot @ambervanoirschot Reilly Do Rosario @reillyfreemn Imani Selina @imaniselina Aucilia Do Rosario Ottawa @ottawakwami Le Chayno @lechayno Berber Bruessing Philip van den Bosch

Alexander McQueen releases womenswear Pre Fall 2020
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Alexander McQueen releases womenswear Pre Fall 2020

Fashion British art nouveau and arts and crafts, the restrained elegance of modernism: the sinuous iris, the proud thistle and The Glasgow Rose. The windswept earth and Northern landscapes laid bare. The core of the earth and the treasures hidden beneath its surface. Metal ores: rich seams of gold, silver and copper running throughout. Mineralogy: crystal, agate, flint, rock; opaque and sculptural on the outside, jewelled and reflective within. The juxtaposition between sobriety and seduction, the raw and the refined, the textured and the smooth, the light and the dark, all contrasts true to the handwriting of the house of Alexander McQueen.   British art nouveau and arts and crafts, the restrained elegance of modernism: the sinuous iris, the proud thistle and The Glasgow Rose. The windswept earth and Northern landscapes laid bare. The core of the earth and the treasures hidden beneath its surface. Metal ores: rich seams of gold, silver and copper running throughout. Mineralogy: crystal, agate, flint, rock; opaque and sculptural on the outside, jewelled and reflective within. The juxtaposition between sobriety and seduction, the raw and the refined, the textured and the smooth, the light and the dark, all contrasts true to the handwriting of the house of Alexander McQueen.  

Exclusive Editorial by Omar Macchiavelli
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Exclusive Editorial by Omar Macchiavelli

Fashion Exclusive digital editorial captured in Milan by Omar Macchiavelli in collaboration with Marco de Vincenzo.     Team: photographer: Omar Macchiavelli @ Aura Photo Agency  @omarmacchiavelli @auraphotoagency stylist: Francesco Casarotto @francerto  all clothing by  Marco de Vincenzo @marcodevincenzo Hair by Lorenzo Zavatta Model: Symon @symonmartyn_  @elitemodelworld Exclusive digital editorial captured in Milan by Omar Macchiavelli in collaboration with Marco de Vincenzo.     Team: photographer: Omar Macchiavelli @ Aura Photo Agency  @omarmacchiavelli @auraphotoagency stylist: Francesco Casarotto @francerto  all clothing by  Marco de Vincenzo @marcodevincenzo Hair by Lorenzo Zavatta Model: Symon @symonmartyn_  @elitemodelworld

GCDS for Spring & Summer 2020
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GCDS for Spring & Summer 2020

Fashion K-Hawaiiis GCDS's modernized amalgamation of the word Kawaii (cute or adorable in Japanese) and Hawaii, one oft he most beautiful places in the world, a tropical paradise rich with history.   GCDS presents Summertime seduction, where Kawaiii scute and at the same time sexy.This futuristic take  on manga touches on the very concepts that formed the genre: a careful balance of suspense and humor, regulation versus fantasy, and idealized love featuring over-stylized and over-sexualizedheroines.     Kawaii is represented by iconic pop symbols from The Care Bears to Bello Kitty, with vibrant colors and alifused together byAnna Trevelyan's styling. The jux taposition of the block buster filmseries, JurassicWorld Hawaii) withKawaii: cute but deadly. The same goes for their eyewear, expertly crafted by The Marcolin Group. GCDS began itsp artnership with the leading worldwide eyewear company who exclusively created iconic sunglassses for the show.     Manga seeks to represent certain aspirations in a particular society, cultural evolutions we strive to achieve. Self-identity and forced standards are morphing us into hentai manga characters rather than somethingrealistic. Everything wesee onlin etoday--filtering, makeup, and contouring--is exactly what you get from a K-Hawaii manga aesthetic: a sugar-coated candy character. Social media's infinite scale and ubiquitous presence in daily life should lead us to seek the niche, and yet in some ways we become more homogenous, both culturally and aesthetically.   K-HAWAII represents this next evolution!   more on GCDS.com K-Hawaiiis GCDS's modernized amalgamation of the word Kawaii (cute or adorable in Japanese) and Hawaii, one oft he most beautiful places in the world, a tropical paradise rich with history.   GCDS presents Summertime seduction, where Kawaiii scute and at the same time sexy.This futuristic take  on manga touches on the very concepts that formed the genre: a careful balance of suspense and humor, regulation versus fantasy, and idealized love featuring over-stylized and over-sexualizedheroines.     Kawaii is represented by iconic pop symbols from The Care Bears to Bello Kitty, with vibrant colors and alifused together byAnna Trevelyan's styling. The jux taposition of the block buster filmseries, JurassicWorld Hawaii) withKawaii: cute but deadly. The same goes for their eyewear, expertly crafted by The Marcolin Group. GCDS began itsp artnership with the leading worldwide eyewear company who exclusively created iconic sunglassses for the show.     Manga seeks to represent certain aspirations in a particular society, cultural evolutions we strive to achieve. Self-identity and forced standards are morphing us into hentai manga characters rather than somethingrealistic. Everything wesee onlin etoday--filtering, makeup, and contouring--is exactly what you get from a K-Hawaii manga aesthetic: a sugar-coated candy character. Social media's infinite scale and ubiquitous presence in daily life should lead us to seek the niche, and yet in some ways we become more homogenous, both culturally and aesthetically.   K-HAWAII represents this next evolution!   more on GCDS.com

Balmain x Mytheresa collaborate on a capsule collection
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Balmain x Mytheresa collaborate on a capsule collection

Fashion Luxury fashion online retailer Mytheresa and the historic Parisian fashion house of Balmain have collaborated on an exclusive men’s and women’s capsule collection, which will be available globally beginning June 24th, 2020.   For its second exclusive capsule collec on with Mytheresa, Balmain remains true to both the house’s impressive couture heritage and Creative Director Olivier Rousteing’s dis nctly modern outlook, with a 25-piece exclusive offering that ri s on the house’s signature bold silhouettes, favorite prints andiconic pieces. Many of the 20 womenswear styles play with a perfect-for-summer yellow version of the house’s familiar oversized houndstooth pa ern—with the distincive design decora ng swimsuits as well as a wrap skirt, dress, long cardigan and cropped top and jacket. Complimentary gold and yellow tones are found in many of the collec on’s other o erings. The skilled tailoring of the house’s atelier is evident, with Balmain’s con dence-boosting the helping to make dresses and jumpsuits stand out. The 5 menswear styles also look to familiar codes of the house, including the signature tailored double-breasted jacket that Rousteing has incorporated as part of his daily fashion uniform. The Balmain logo and distinctive monogram decorate men’s long-sleeved tees, shirts, baseball jackets and espadrilles.   “It’s easy to recognize that this is a Balmain o ering‘’, Olivier Rousteing explains: “You can quicklyspot many of the familiar codes of the house, with each given a light and sensual twist for the warmer summer days and nights that lie ahead. There's my favorite pied-de-poule (houndstooth) pa ern, our signature bu ons and an eye-catching reliance on golden tones—but I’d say that what truly makes this a Balmain capsule is the a tude that runs through the en re selec on. While my team and I worked on this exclusive capsule for Mytheresa, I thought about the Balmain Army—and I made sure that this collec on would o er them the type of choices that they would want to be packing into their weekend bags.‘’     The ‘Balmain x Mytheresa’ capsule will be available globally on Mytheresa from June 24th within adedicated editorial campaign directed by Mytheresa Global Creative Director Julian Paul and shot by Jana Gerberding in Berlin featuring models Jessie Bloemendaal, Michelle van Bijnen, and Malcolm Kelechi. Luxury fashion online retailer Mytheresa and the historic Parisian fashion house of Balmain have collaborated on an exclusive men’s and women’s capsule collection, which will be available globally beginning June 24th, 2020.   For its second exclusive capsule collec on with Mytheresa, Balmain remains true to both the house’s impressive couture heritage and Creative Director Olivier Rousteing’s dis nctly modern outlook, with a 25-piece exclusive offering that ri s on the house’s signature bold silhouettes, favorite prints andiconic pieces. Many of the 20 womenswear styles play with a perfect-for-summer yellow version of the house’s familiar oversized houndstooth pa ern—with the distincive design decora ng swimsuits as well as a wrap skirt, dress, long cardigan and cropped top and jacket. Complimentary gold and yellow tones are found in many of the collec on’s other o erings. The skilled tailoring of the house’s atelier is evident, with Balmain’s con dence-boosting the helping to make dresses and jumpsuits stand out. The 5 menswear styles also look to familiar codes of the house, including the signature tailored double-breasted jacket that Rousteing has incorporated as part of his daily fashion uniform. The Balmain logo and distinctive monogram decorate men’s long-sleeved tees, shirts, baseball jackets and espadrilles.   “It’s easy to recognize that this is a Balmain o ering‘’, Olivier Rousteing explains: “You can quicklyspot many of the familiar codes of the house, with each given a light and sensual twist for the warmer summer days and nights that lie ahead. There's my favorite pied-de-poule (houndstooth) pa ern, our signature bu ons and an eye-catching reliance on golden tones—but I’d say that what truly makes this a Balmain capsule is the a tude that runs through the en re selec on. While my team and I worked on this exclusive capsule for Mytheresa, I thought about the Balmain Army—and I made sure that this collec on would o er them the type of choices that they would want to be packing into their weekend bags.‘’     The ‘Balmain x Mytheresa’ capsule will be available globally on Mytheresa from June 24th within adedicated editorial campaign directed by Mytheresa Global Creative Director Julian Paul and shot by Jana Gerberding in Berlin featuring models Jessie Bloemendaal, Michelle van Bijnen, and Malcolm Kelechi.

FENDI's California Sky Collection featuring Joshua Vides' vibrant graphics
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FENDI's California Sky Collection featuring Joshua Vides' vibrant graphics

Fashion FENDI brings a touch of dynamic, free spirited Californian vibe to its Prefall 2020 Collection designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, through an exclusive collaboration with Los Angeles-based visual artist Joshua Vides, following last July’s Harrods FENDI CAFFE and Peekaboo Bar pop-up.     For FENDI’s Prefall 2020, Joshua Vides, one of the most interesting figures on the contemporary art scene who is known worldwide for his unique black & white marker style, gives his dizzyingly cool, cartoon-like treatment to a range of Women’s, Men’s and Kid’s Ready-to-Wear and Accessories pieces.   In keeping with his signature style, Joshua Vides worked a black & white color palette including his trademark marker style, peppered by sky blue and wisteria violet touches, to create charming 3D, tromp-l’oeil effects by mapping the seams and edges of a range of urban and resort styles.  He also reinterpreted a vibrant, whimsical floral allover motif and reworked the FENDI Stamps and the iconic FF logo, splashed over a degrade background inspired by the shades of the Roman sky, with cartoonish, graphic exuberance.       The eye-catching decorative motifs conceived by Joshua Vides give an artsy, audacious attitude to the Women’s designs, which combine urban staples and resort styles. Mainly focused on lightweight fabrications, the Collection spans from street-savvy nylon windbreakers, embossed cycling shorts, compact knits and printed denim pants to luxurious featherweight fur coats and cardigans, reversible padded blousons, perforated leather jackets, as well as a selection of elegant evening styles crafted from a textured cloqué jacquard fabric. For beach escapes, kaftans and poplin shirtdresses are shown next to beachwear and activewear for an energetic, dynamic vibe.    Joshua Vides’ marker style also gives a distinctive attitude to FENDI’s iconic accessories, from the Peekaboo and Baguetteiconic bags, shown in a super soft padded leather, and the new FENDI Roma shopper, to the signature Colibrìsling-backs and FF Fluid sock sneakers crafted from polished leather.      The same graphic extravaganza defines the Men’s selection, where tromp l’oeil effects, shaded details, flowers and revisited FF logo patterns give a twist to cotton jackets, satin blousons, embossed leather outerwear, sweatshirts, T-shirts, denim pants, cotton trousers, Bermuda pants, as well as accessories, including the iconic Baguette, a small travel case, a backpack, a fanny pack, small leather goods, sneakers, sandals and slides.      The Kids Collection completes the family offer featuring the Joshua Vides’ graphics, the black and white marker style and the revisited FF logo, to add a fun touch to children’s windbreakers, cotton shirts, shorts, hyper feminine dresses and accessories, such as slip-on sneakers, sandals and backpacks.     The Collection includes a new interpretation of bestseller FendiramaWomen’s Sunglasses, featuring a silver metal frame and a graphic interpretation of the FENDI Stamps on the silver mirror lenses, as well as the new Men’s Botanical Fendi Sunglasses, an extra-light white shield with the iconic reinterpreted FF logo mirrored all over the grey lens.      Explore more on Fendi.com FENDI brings a touch of dynamic, free spirited Californian vibe to its Prefall 2020 Collection designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi, through an exclusive collaboration with Los Angeles-based visual artist Joshua Vides, following last July’s Harrods FENDI CAFFE and Peekaboo Bar pop-up.     For FENDI’s Prefall 2020, Joshua Vides, one of the most interesting figures on the contemporary art scene who is known worldwide for his unique black & white marker style, gives his dizzyingly cool, cartoon-like treatment to a range of Women’s, Men’s and Kid’s Ready-to-Wear and Accessories pieces.   In keeping with his signature style, Joshua Vides worked a black & white color palette including his trademark marker style, peppered by sky blue and wisteria violet touches, to create charming 3D, tromp-l’oeil effects by mapping the seams and edges of a range of urban and resort styles.  He also reinterpreted a vibrant, whimsical floral allover motif and reworked the FENDI Stamps and the iconic FF logo, splashed over a degrade background inspired by the shades of the Roman sky, with cartoonish, graphic exuberance.       The eye-catching decorative motifs conceived by Joshua Vides give an artsy, audacious attitude to the Women’s designs, which combine urban staples and resort styles. Mainly focused on lightweight fabrications, the Collection spans from street-savvy nylon windbreakers, embossed cycling shorts, compact knits and printed denim pants to luxurious featherweight fur coats and cardigans, reversible padded blousons, perforated leather jackets, as well as a selection of elegant evening styles crafted from a textured cloqué jacquard fabric. For beach escapes, kaftans and poplin shirtdresses are shown next to beachwear and activewear for an energetic, dynamic vibe.    Joshua Vides’ marker style also gives a distinctive attitude to FENDI’s iconic accessories, from the Peekaboo and Baguetteiconic bags, shown in a super soft padded leather, and the new FENDI Roma shopper, to the signature Colibrìsling-backs and FF Fluid sock sneakers crafted from polished leather.      The same graphic extravaganza defines the Men’s selection, where tromp l’oeil effects, shaded details, flowers and revisited FF logo patterns give a twist to cotton jackets, satin blousons, embossed leather outerwear, sweatshirts, T-shirts, denim pants, cotton trousers, Bermuda pants, as well as accessories, including the iconic Baguette, a small travel case, a backpack, a fanny pack, small leather goods, sneakers, sandals and slides.      The Kids Collection completes the family offer featuring the Joshua Vides’ graphics, the black and white marker style and the revisited FF logo, to add a fun touch to children’s windbreakers, cotton shirts, shorts, hyper feminine dresses and accessories, such as slip-on sneakers, sandals and backpacks.     The Collection includes a new interpretation of bestseller FendiramaWomen’s Sunglasses, featuring a silver metal frame and a graphic interpretation of the FENDI Stamps on the silver mirror lenses, as well as the new Men’s Botanical Fendi Sunglasses, an extra-light white shield with the iconic reinterpreted FF logo mirrored all over the grey lens.      Explore more on Fendi.com

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