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Parajumpers presents the new collection for Spring & Summer
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Parajumpers presents the new collection for Spring & Summer

Fashion The new Parajumpers Spring - Summer 2021 collection features both new families and the iconic ones that have made it famous. This year's collection focuses on the new EVO category, which stands for Evolution. These new models take all the key elements of classic pieces and make them innovative and modern through special treatments, new and innovative fabrics and modern silhouettes.     The EVO men's collection includes two incredible families: PARARESCUE and RELOADED. The first one is made of a durable nylon canvas with polyurethane coating and garment dyeing. The series is inspired by the vintage uniforms of North American rescue squad and is presented in vibrant colors, such as the iconic Carrot.     The Reloaded series takes the classic designs from the Masterpiece collection and gives them a twist, new and different. The micro ottoman nylon undergoes a double dye bath process, one pigment-based and the other is an over-dye in the nylon. This makes the colors more intense and highlights the structure of the jacket. The new Parajumpers Spring - Summer 2021 collection features both new families and the iconic ones that have made it famous. This year's collection focuses on the new EVO category, which stands for Evolution. These new models take all the key elements of classic pieces and make them innovative and modern through special treatments, new and innovative fabrics and modern silhouettes.     The EVO men's collection includes two incredible families: PARARESCUE and RELOADED. The first one is made of a durable nylon canvas with polyurethane coating and garment dyeing. The series is inspired by the vintage uniforms of North American rescue squad and is presented in vibrant colors, such as the iconic Carrot.     The Reloaded series takes the classic designs from the Masterpiece collection and gives them a twist, new and different. The micro ottoman nylon undergoes a double dye bath process, one pigment-based and the other is an over-dye in the nylon. This makes the colors more intense and highlights the structure of the jacket.

LOEWE LAUNCHES ELEPHANT BAG IN SHUKA FABRIC WITH ‘KNOT ON MY PLANET’
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LOEWE LAUNCHES ELEPHANT BAG IN SHUKA FABRIC WITH ‘KNOT ON MY PLANET’

Design In support of the Elephant Crisis Fund, LOEWE’s annual collaboration with Knot On My Planet presents the Elephant bag crafted in traditional Shuka fabricwith a tasselled strap hand-woven by women from Kenya’s Samburu Trust.     LOEWE’s collaboration with wildlife campaign Knot On My Planet is now in its third year, and brings the Elephant bag entirely crafted in Shuka; a vibrant checkered fabric traditionally used by the Kenyan Maasai tribes people to create shawls.     The LOEWE and Knot On My Planet Elephant bag features a tasselled strap hand-woven by an artisan collective of women from the Samburu Trust in Northern Kenya. Also crafted in the same vibrant colours found in the Shuka shawl, this textile speaks of the Samburu people’s affinity with the natural world that sustains their way of life: blue for the sky, red for the blood of their cattle and white for their cows’ milk. Limited to 300 editions, the Elephant bag launches on March 25, 2021 as an online exclusive, on loewe.com and MyTheresa.com.     Named after the age-old tradition of tying knots to remember—as elephants never forget —Knot On My Planet was founded by Trish Goff and David Bonnouvrier, focusing on a simple mission: to highlight the plight of the African Elephant. The continuing demand for and trade in ivory has encouraged the ongoing poaching of these majestic creatures in their natural habitats, dramatically shrinking their numbers. 100 per cent of the bags’ sales proceeds will be donated to the Elephant Crisis Fund—a joint initiative of Save the Elephants and the Wildlife Conservation Network, that funds the best ideas and most urgent actions by highly vetted conservation organization working for safeguard the future of elephants.     #LOEWEkomp #KnotOnMyPlanet #ElephantCrisisFund In support of the Elephant Crisis Fund, LOEWE’s annual collaboration with Knot On My Planet presents the Elephant bag crafted in traditional Shuka fabricwith a tasselled strap hand-woven by women from Kenya’s Samburu Trust.     LOEWE’s collaboration with wildlife campaign Knot On My Planet is now in its third year, and brings the Elephant bag entirely crafted in Shuka; a vibrant checkered fabric traditionally used by the Kenyan Maasai tribes people to create shawls.     The LOEWE and Knot On My Planet Elephant bag features a tasselled strap hand-woven by an artisan collective of women from the Samburu Trust in Northern Kenya. Also crafted in the same vibrant colours found in the Shuka shawl, this textile speaks of the Samburu people’s affinity with the natural world that sustains their way of life: blue for the sky, red for the blood of their cattle and white for their cows’ milk. Limited to 300 editions, the Elephant bag launches on March 25, 2021 as an online exclusive, on loewe.com and MyTheresa.com.     Named after the age-old tradition of tying knots to remember—as elephants never forget —Knot On My Planet was founded by Trish Goff and David Bonnouvrier, focusing on a simple mission: to highlight the plight of the African Elephant. The continuing demand for and trade in ivory has encouraged the ongoing poaching of these majestic creatures in their natural habitats, dramatically shrinking their numbers. 100 per cent of the bags’ sales proceeds will be donated to the Elephant Crisis Fund—a joint initiative of Save the Elephants and the Wildlife Conservation Network, that funds the best ideas and most urgent actions by highly vetted conservation organization working for safeguard the future of elephants.     #LOEWEkomp #KnotOnMyPlanet #ElephantCrisisFund

Givenchy presents the CUT-OUT bag
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Givenchy presents the CUT-OUT bag

Accessories Givenchy presents the Cut-Out, a forward-looking unisex handbag that distills the essence of Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the House.     Distinctive for its sculptural, graphic lines, the Cut-Out nods to the Givenchy archives and ethos, notably the House’s V-shaped signature, here deftly deconstructed and counterbalanced by a squared base and a supple shoulder strap with striking silver embellishments. Like the latest reinterpretation of the Antigona, the Cut-Out is made of sophisticated, Box-finish leather. Various treatments span discreet matte or embossed textures evoking exotic scales with matte, metallic or vintage croc-effect finishes. Its modern allure is defined by the designer’s flair for innovative hardware signatures, as evidenced by the bold, cubic 4G chain, and the precedence of craft-driven flourishes, for example on a black leather version that is fully embellished with small silver eyelets that have been placed by hand.     The Cut-Out is available in Small with or without the sinuous 4G chain, and in an ample Large size that makes a distinctive, fashion-forward statement. Colors include classic beige, tan or black, as well as directional shades of baby pink, purple and red.     Prices: from 990€ to 1,390€ for the small style; 1,990€ for the large.     The Cut-Out will drop starting on February 26th, 2021, in Givenchy stores worldwide and on givenchy.com. Givenchy presents the Cut-Out, a forward-looking unisex handbag that distills the essence of Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the House.     Distinctive for its sculptural, graphic lines, the Cut-Out nods to the Givenchy archives and ethos, notably the House’s V-shaped signature, here deftly deconstructed and counterbalanced by a squared base and a supple shoulder strap with striking silver embellishments. Like the latest reinterpretation of the Antigona, the Cut-Out is made of sophisticated, Box-finish leather. Various treatments span discreet matte or embossed textures evoking exotic scales with matte, metallic or vintage croc-effect finishes. Its modern allure is defined by the designer’s flair for innovative hardware signatures, as evidenced by the bold, cubic 4G chain, and the precedence of craft-driven flourishes, for example on a black leather version that is fully embellished with small silver eyelets that have been placed by hand.     The Cut-Out is available in Small with or without the sinuous 4G chain, and in an ample Large size that makes a distinctive, fashion-forward statement. Colors include classic beige, tan or black, as well as directional shades of baby pink, purple and red.     Prices: from 990€ to 1,390€ for the small style; 1,990€ for the large.     The Cut-Out will drop starting on February 26th, 2021, in Givenchy stores worldwide and on givenchy.com.

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SAINT LAURENT PRESENTS SUMMER 2021 #YSL39 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
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SAINT LAURENT PRESENTS SUMMER 2021 #YSL39 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Fashion Art Direction : Anthony Vaccarello Director : Juergen Teller Talents : Aylah Mae Peterson, Alma Corbic, Sihana Shalaj, Laiza de Moura, Mica Arganaraz, Liya Kebede, Mika Schneider, Assa Baradji, Alyda Grace Carder, Anja Rubik, Kiki Willems #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello Art Direction : Anthony Vaccarello Director : Juergen Teller Talents : Aylah Mae Peterson, Alma Corbic, Sihana Shalaj, Laiza de Moura, Mica Arganaraz, Liya Kebede, Mika Schneider, Assa Baradji, Alyda Grace Carder, Anja Rubik, Kiki Willems #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello

CELINE HOMME presents the collaboration with  Tyson Reeder
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CELINE HOMME presents the collaboration with Tyson Reeder

Men CELINE HOMME  is  pleased to announce the launch of their new line of products in collaboration with the Chicago-based painter Tyson Reeder.   His work “Autobahn” has been printed on several pieces from the CELINE Homme Summer 2021 collection The Dancing Kid – A Teen Romance - shorts, sneakers, hoodie, jackets, tee-shirt, bucket hat & tennis shoes - available from March 26th on our e-commerce and selected stores.     TYSON  REEDER  (B.  1974)  IS  AN  AMERICAN  ARTIST  WHOSE  PAINTINGS  SHOW  THE  SWEET  STRANGENESS  IN  THE  EVERYDAY.  BASED  IN  CHICAGO, HE PAINTS VIVID PASTEL SCENES THAT REVEAL THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO SEE. IN AUTOBAHN, THE CURVING ROAD THAT’S BUSY  WITH  CHOPPER  BIKES  IS  A  SMALL  DETAIL,  COMPARED  TO  THE  GLORY  OF  THE  WILD  TREES  THAT  FILL  THE  CANVAS.  IN  SUNSET  VAN, A RAINY STREET IS BROUGHT TO LIFE BY THE UNREAL SUNSET DEPICTED ON THE SIDE OF A VEHICLE. REEDER IS ALSO A CURATOR, AND HE SEES ALL HIS WORK AS GATHERING TOGETHER SOURCES OR SOUNDS TO SAY SOMETHING NEW. “I LOVE USING PAINTING AS A KIND OF AMPLIFIER OR DISTORTION PEDAL,” HE SAYS, “WHERE A HANDFUL OF DEAD-END SUBJECTS – TREES, CARS, BUILDINGS – ARE ALLOWED TO SING A NEW SONG OF WILFULLY ARBITRARY COLOR AND PATTERN.” CELINE HOMME  is  pleased to announce the launch of their new line of products in collaboration with the Chicago-based painter Tyson Reeder.   His work “Autobahn” has been printed on several pieces from the CELINE Homme Summer 2021 collection The Dancing Kid – A Teen Romance - shorts, sneakers, hoodie, jackets, tee-shirt, bucket hat & tennis shoes - available from March 26th on our e-commerce and selected stores.     TYSON  REEDER  (B.  1974)  IS  AN  AMERICAN  ARTIST  WHOSE  PAINTINGS  SHOW  THE  SWEET  STRANGENESS  IN  THE  EVERYDAY.  BASED  IN  CHICAGO, HE PAINTS VIVID PASTEL SCENES THAT REVEAL THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO SEE. IN AUTOBAHN, THE CURVING ROAD THAT’S BUSY  WITH  CHOPPER  BIKES  IS  A  SMALL  DETAIL,  COMPARED  TO  THE  GLORY  OF  THE  WILD  TREES  THAT  FILL  THE  CANVAS.  IN  SUNSET  VAN, A RAINY STREET IS BROUGHT TO LIFE BY THE UNREAL SUNSET DEPICTED ON THE SIDE OF A VEHICLE. REEDER IS ALSO A CURATOR, AND HE SEES ALL HIS WORK AS GATHERING TOGETHER SOURCES OR SOUNDS TO SAY SOMETHING NEW. “I LOVE USING PAINTING AS A KIND OF AMPLIFIER OR DISTORTION PEDAL,” HE SAYS, “WHERE A HANDFUL OF DEAD-END SUBJECTS – TREES, CARS, BUILDINGS – ARE ALLOWED TO SING A NEW SONG OF WILFULLY ARBITRARY COLOR AND PATTERN.”

ABODI PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR AW21/22
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ABODI PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR AW21/22

Fashion The latest AW21/22 collection is a new chapter and beginning for ABODI. An adventure to develop a more sophisticated aesthetics. The brand opened at 2013 and went through a major change. The company and the head of design Dora Abodi decided to start a collaboration with Szilveszter Mako who Co-Ed from this season.     ABODI created a timeless collection for the season driven by the reevaluation of the most imporatant values and heritage of the brand. The ’between 4 walls’ state of mind is embodied in the leading patterns, the checks, reminiscent of the different rooms and internal spaces of living in different lock-down situations.     The black is symbolising the endless nights spent with surrealistic dreams or awake, the brown and camel refers to the nature and a kind of lure for simple and clean things. Lavander and off-white shades are adding a futuristic and modern twist, yet the royal purple is a reference to the ABODI’s Transylvanian heritage and the values of nobility, power, creativity, grandeur and independece.     Carefully selected high quality fabrics, like wools, custom knit, soft vegan leather,moiré taft, printed silk twill, vegan fur are treated with newly developed layering techniques, patchwork combinations and pleating and to develop into tailored looks balanced with feminine details and contemporary approach.     The silhouettes are featuring power shoulder overcoats, voluminous shouldereddresses, oversize jackets, dresses with signature ’Cloud’ details. A new line ofhandbags with ABODI Twin Unisus myth's symbol made in Italy, coordinated - clogs inspired - sandals coming from the Swedish Calou and tip toe stillettos handcrafted in Budapest, beautiful enamel and golden layered buttons and pins handcrafted in Italy.     Wearable expression of female power is an essence of the collection, dressing up for self-gratification and self-empowerment, kind of time travelling in full armor of self confidence.     www.abodi.it @abodi_official_ The latest AW21/22 collection is a new chapter and beginning for ABODI. An adventure to develop a more sophisticated aesthetics. The brand opened at 2013 and went through a major change. The company and the head of design Dora Abodi decided to start a collaboration with Szilveszter Mako who Co-Ed from this season.     ABODI created a timeless collection for the season driven by the reevaluation of the most imporatant values and heritage of the brand. The ’between 4 walls’ state of mind is embodied in the leading patterns, the checks, reminiscent of the different rooms and internal spaces of living in different lock-down situations.     The black is symbolising the endless nights spent with surrealistic dreams or awake, the brown and camel refers to the nature and a kind of lure for simple and clean things. Lavander and off-white shades are adding a futuristic and modern twist, yet the royal purple is a reference to the ABODI’s Transylvanian heritage and the values of nobility, power, creativity, grandeur and independece.     Carefully selected high quality fabrics, like wools, custom knit, soft vegan leather,moiré taft, printed silk twill, vegan fur are treated with newly developed layering techniques, patchwork combinations and pleating and to develop into tailored looks balanced with feminine details and contemporary approach.     The silhouettes are featuring power shoulder overcoats, voluminous shouldereddresses, oversize jackets, dresses with signature ’Cloud’ details. A new line ofhandbags with ABODI Twin Unisus myth's symbol made in Italy, coordinated - clogs inspired - sandals coming from the Swedish Calou and tip toe stillettos handcrafted in Budapest, beautiful enamel and golden layered buttons and pins handcrafted in Italy.     Wearable expression of female power is an essence of the collection, dressing up for self-gratification and self-empowerment, kind of time travelling in full armor of self confidence.     www.abodi.it @abodi_official_

Daily Paper Explores Family Structures in Their Latest Spring & Summer  editorial
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Daily Paper Explores Family Structures in Their Latest Spring & Summer editorial

Fashion Following last year’s editorial in collaboration with the all-round creative Chakhani, this feature is centring the concepts of community and togetherness within a diverse family setting.    The editorial builds on Daily Paper's four brand pillars; inclusion, unity, creativity and heritage. Uplifting each individual culture rather than excluding any, Chakhani uses the traditional family portrait as a vehicle to convey his message.    Aligned with the brand’s values and vision, family is visualised as something not exclusively bound to a shared bloodline, but rather as something that can be chosen and celebrated in a multitude of ways.     EDITORIAL CREDITS: Creative direction and photography: @chakhani.pngStyling: @hallafarhatAssistant: @so.ambrosiaSet design: @marcusviniciusdqAssistant: @kpj____Casting: @tsellot @blackhead_conceptsHair: @nappychildMUA: @jenna.Ima.makeup @bymailinhProducer: @bbysu_chiAssistant: @anhnlv Talent: @zaidcharkaoui7 @gayundertheinfluence @iliaswalchshofer@whitneykiala @exoceexiste @can_soysal @sade.nadia @malsoo__27  @tisskeen @yvannovak @khadijasound @jesuisass Following last year’s editorial in collaboration with the all-round creative Chakhani, this feature is centring the concepts of community and togetherness within a diverse family setting.    The editorial builds on Daily Paper's four brand pillars; inclusion, unity, creativity and heritage. Uplifting each individual culture rather than excluding any, Chakhani uses the traditional family portrait as a vehicle to convey his message.    Aligned with the brand’s values and vision, family is visualised as something not exclusively bound to a shared bloodline, but rather as something that can be chosen and celebrated in a multitude of ways.     EDITORIAL CREDITS: Creative direction and photography: @chakhani.pngStyling: @hallafarhatAssistant: @so.ambrosiaSet design: @marcusviniciusdqAssistant: @kpj____Casting: @tsellot @blackhead_conceptsHair: @nappychildMUA: @jenna.Ima.makeup @bymailinhProducer: @bbysu_chiAssistant: @anhnlv Talent: @zaidcharkaoui7 @gayundertheinfluence @iliaswalchshofer@whitneykiala @exoceexiste @can_soysal @sade.nadia @malsoo__27  @tisskeen @yvannovak @khadijasound @jesuisass

DIGITAL LAUNCH PARTY SETS THE TONE FOR BOSS X RUSSELL ATHLETIC
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DIGITAL LAUNCH PARTY SETS THE TONE FOR BOSS X RUSSELL ATHLETIC

Fashion Young, fresh and new. The launch of BOSS x Russell Athletic proves the combined energy of two iconic brands is impossible to contain. To the sounds of classic hip hop, a basketball-inspired film marks the release of the collaboration in playful, fun, and uplifting style.     Set in a locker room and on a basketball court, the film depicts a basketball squad who celebrate after being crowned the season’s champions. The team – including Ashley Graham, Bella Hadid, Precious Lee, Lucky Blue Smith, Keith Powers, and more – dances, poses and parties together as it showcases the new BOSS x Russell Athletic collection with nothing but good vibes.      Drawing on both brands’ archives, the collection of off-court classics includes many unisex styles, and features a retro-inspired BOSS x Russell Athletic logo.        Creative conception and production of the launch party was orchestrated by premier special events company villa eugénie at Gotham Hall in New York. The film is accompanied by a high-profile, 360-degree digital campaign that adds more global talent to the BOSS x Russell Athletic team, including social media superstars Maluma, Winnie Harlow, and Mina El Hammani.     #BOSSUpYourGame   The multi-channel #BOSSxRussellAthletic social media activation will include a TikTok challenge, #BOSSUpYourGame. Inspired by the teaser phase of the social campaign on Instagram, starring NBA star Dennis Schröder, it invites creators show off their skills using the signature BOSS Athletic pink basketball.      To the 90s sounds of I Wish by Skee-Lo, TikTok creators includingDesi, Levin Hotho, The Sharp Twins,Tega Alexander, and Kayliah Balou will turn the channel into their very own basketball court. The challenge will be kicked off by selected tastemakers in the UK, France, Germany and Russia between March 24 and April 1.     BOSS x Russell Athletic is now available online at boss.com and in stores worldwide.     From March 31, personalized BOSS x Russell Athletic sweatshirts will be available exclusively online. Customers can add up to four varsity-style letter patches to the back yoke to create an individual design. Young, fresh and new. The launch of BOSS x Russell Athletic proves the combined energy of two iconic brands is impossible to contain. To the sounds of classic hip hop, a basketball-inspired film marks the release of the collaboration in playful, fun, and uplifting style.     Set in a locker room and on a basketball court, the film depicts a basketball squad who celebrate after being crowned the season’s champions. The team – including Ashley Graham, Bella Hadid, Precious Lee, Lucky Blue Smith, Keith Powers, and more – dances, poses and parties together as it showcases the new BOSS x Russell Athletic collection with nothing but good vibes.      Drawing on both brands’ archives, the collection of off-court classics includes many unisex styles, and features a retro-inspired BOSS x Russell Athletic logo.        Creative conception and production of the launch party was orchestrated by premier special events company villa eugénie at Gotham Hall in New York. The film is accompanied by a high-profile, 360-degree digital campaign that adds more global talent to the BOSS x Russell Athletic team, including social media superstars Maluma, Winnie Harlow, and Mina El Hammani.     #BOSSUpYourGame   The multi-channel #BOSSxRussellAthletic social media activation will include a TikTok challenge, #BOSSUpYourGame. Inspired by the teaser phase of the social campaign on Instagram, starring NBA star Dennis Schröder, it invites creators show off their skills using the signature BOSS Athletic pink basketball.      To the 90s sounds of I Wish by Skee-Lo, TikTok creators includingDesi, Levin Hotho, The Sharp Twins,Tega Alexander, and Kayliah Balou will turn the channel into their very own basketball court. The challenge will be kicked off by selected tastemakers in the UK, France, Germany and Russia between March 24 and April 1.     BOSS x Russell Athletic is now available online at boss.com and in stores worldwide.     From March 31, personalized BOSS x Russell Athletic sweatshirts will be available exclusively online. Customers can add up to four varsity-style letter patches to the back yoke to create an individual design.

DIESEL X DIESEL
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DIESEL X DIESEL

Fashion When I arrived at Diesel, its founder Renzo Rosso was working on a unique, temporal take on fashion collaboration: past Diesel and present Diesel. He was studying how to fuse the label's heritage within the context, and outlook, of the year 2021. Then and now, together. I thought, what better a place to begin? I embraced this vision and I am proud to have worked alongside him in amplifying what you see here, today. In some ways, it symbolizes the passing of the proverbial baton; we are celebrating Diesel’s background as we steer into a new era, and I am excited about the direction in which we are heading.     Diesel is world famous for its irreverence, its boldness, and, simultaneously, its universality. Denim is its engine, and denim is a global fashion staple. Whether through subversion, irony or sometimes flat out audacity, there was always something more being said through a Diesel garment. There is commentary about the era, and there are reflections of the moment. Look closely, and you’ll find it everywhere.     With this in mind, Renzo wanted to create a layered capsule; one that brings back vintage Diesel pieces while updating them for 2021, a year in which the world looks profoundly different than it did in the 1980’s. He called it Diesel x Diesel, and I love this meta-referential title. It is a collection of revamped “classics,” brought into the brave new now. The line-up is a tight edit of 24 pieces, selected from a register of many thousands of garments.     To accompany this collection, I thought of a brand-new campaign. It is called “Fake Smiles” but the phrase has more to do with exaggeration than artifice. Channeling Diesel’s “For Successful Living” mantra, “Fake Smiles” is about our constant pursuit of happiness. The campaign’s images feature subjects in daily mundane scenarios, all masked with extra-joyful expressions, creating surreal imagery that evokes a sense of nostalgia and captures the spirit of the decades that inspired this collection.     Our intention is to steer Diesel into the 2020’s with a new focus; one that honors its iconicity and its unique history, yet one that is powered by today’s globalized and interconnected currents. It’s an extraordinary time to be a creative director and I look forward to sharing more with you as the year rolls on. - Glenn       MORE ABOUT THE COLLECTION:    Diesel x Diesel was born out of Renzo Rosso’s desire to reintroduce our timeless icons in the modern day. The capsule takes on a distinctly North American aesthetic, with a deep look back at all the memorable research trips that Renzo and his multicultural design team did back in the late ‘80s. Inspiration cues go back to college apparel, Route 66, and the essential Diesel identifier of workwear. A varsity jacket has been reimagined in extra-distressed leather, with a new Diesel typeface in patches across the shoulder blades. A mixed-material coat of shearling, cotton, leather and jacquard wool has been recreated; it was originally inspired by a late 1980’s research trip to the South of the U.S.  A treated leather vest from the tail end of the 1980’s has patches that recall an American road trip. For each piece, the underlying idea is the bridging of entities that are separated, whether governmentally (land borders) or temporally (the then-and-now). When I arrived at Diesel, its founder Renzo Rosso was working on a unique, temporal take on fashion collaboration: past Diesel and present Diesel. He was studying how to fuse the label's heritage within the context, and outlook, of the year 2021. Then and now, together. I thought, what better a place to begin? I embraced this vision and I am proud to have worked alongside him in amplifying what you see here, today. In some ways, it symbolizes the passing of the proverbial baton; we are celebrating Diesel’s background as we steer into a new era, and I am excited about the direction in which we are heading.     Diesel is world famous for its irreverence, its boldness, and, simultaneously, its universality. Denim is its engine, and denim is a global fashion staple. Whether through subversion, irony or sometimes flat out audacity, there was always something more being said through a Diesel garment. There is commentary about the era, and there are reflections of the moment. Look closely, and you’ll find it everywhere.     With this in mind, Renzo wanted to create a layered capsule; one that brings back vintage Diesel pieces while updating them for 2021, a year in which the world looks profoundly different than it did in the 1980’s. He called it Diesel x Diesel, and I love this meta-referential title. It is a collection of revamped “classics,” brought into the brave new now. The line-up is a tight edit of 24 pieces, selected from a register of many thousands of garments.     To accompany this collection, I thought of a brand-new campaign. It is called “Fake Smiles” but the phrase has more to do with exaggeration than artifice. Channeling Diesel’s “For Successful Living” mantra, “Fake Smiles” is about our constant pursuit of happiness. The campaign’s images feature subjects in daily mundane scenarios, all masked with extra-joyful expressions, creating surreal imagery that evokes a sense of nostalgia and captures the spirit of the decades that inspired this collection.     Our intention is to steer Diesel into the 2020’s with a new focus; one that honors its iconicity and its unique history, yet one that is powered by today’s globalized and interconnected currents. It’s an extraordinary time to be a creative director and I look forward to sharing more with you as the year rolls on. - Glenn       MORE ABOUT THE COLLECTION:    Diesel x Diesel was born out of Renzo Rosso’s desire to reintroduce our timeless icons in the modern day. The capsule takes on a distinctly North American aesthetic, with a deep look back at all the memorable research trips that Renzo and his multicultural design team did back in the late ‘80s. Inspiration cues go back to college apparel, Route 66, and the essential Diesel identifier of workwear. A varsity jacket has been reimagined in extra-distressed leather, with a new Diesel typeface in patches across the shoulder blades. A mixed-material coat of shearling, cotton, leather and jacquard wool has been recreated; it was originally inspired by a late 1980’s research trip to the South of the U.S.  A treated leather vest from the tail end of the 1980’s has patches that recall an American road trip. For each piece, the underlying idea is the bridging of entities that are separated, whether governmentally (land borders) or temporally (the then-and-now).

DR. MARTENS X RICK OWENS
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DR. MARTENS X RICK OWENS

Accessories DR. MARTENS TEAMS UP WITH BRUTALIST-GRUNGE ICON RICK OWENS FOR AN EXPLOSIVE TWO-PART COLLABORATION     Dr. Martens are partnering up with the sartorially radical Rick Owens. Known for his post-apocalyptic reimagination of brutalist fashion, his designs defy convention and challenge physics. And now, after morethan 60 years of Dr. Martens and almost 30 years of Rick Owens, we’re nally uniting for one of our boldestcollaborations to date. And it’s long overdue.   Launching as a two-part collaboration in March and May, the collection is an exploration of Rick Owens’ dark, underground aesthetic applied to a classic DM’s silhouette. Subverting our 1460 Bex platform sole boot, which rose to notoriety in the 90s, our March drop is bound with the designer’s signature dramatic lacing system and loud with both brand’s philosophy for championing the alternative.   Renowned for eccentric, architectural garments, Owens’ sharp ascent to fame in the early 90s coincided with DM’sown grunge renaissance. An era when fashion was annel, orals and non-conformity, both our brands’ wearers anddie-hard following overlapped more often than they didn’t.   And our latest collaboration is no exception. Owens’ enthusiasm for dark-glam drapery and polished brutalism sees our 1460 Bex boot wrapped with Rick Owen’s trademark lacing system. Coming in a Black Smooth leather and complete with an additional pair of black laces, dual-branded sock liner and taupe heel loop. Sitting on a double-height Bex sole, the boot is nished with Taupe and Yellow double welt stitching on the Black 1460 Bex DS.   Available from 20.03.21 at drmartens.com/collaborations/rick-owens and select partners. DR. MARTENS TEAMS UP WITH BRUTALIST-GRUNGE ICON RICK OWENS FOR AN EXPLOSIVE TWO-PART COLLABORATION     Dr. Martens are partnering up with the sartorially radical Rick Owens. Known for his post-apocalyptic reimagination of brutalist fashion, his designs defy convention and challenge physics. And now, after morethan 60 years of Dr. Martens and almost 30 years of Rick Owens, we’re nally uniting for one of our boldestcollaborations to date. And it’s long overdue.   Launching as a two-part collaboration in March and May, the collection is an exploration of Rick Owens’ dark, underground aesthetic applied to a classic DM’s silhouette. Subverting our 1460 Bex platform sole boot, which rose to notoriety in the 90s, our March drop is bound with the designer’s signature dramatic lacing system and loud with both brand’s philosophy for championing the alternative.   Renowned for eccentric, architectural garments, Owens’ sharp ascent to fame in the early 90s coincided with DM’sown grunge renaissance. An era when fashion was annel, orals and non-conformity, both our brands’ wearers anddie-hard following overlapped more often than they didn’t.   And our latest collaboration is no exception. Owens’ enthusiasm for dark-glam drapery and polished brutalism sees our 1460 Bex boot wrapped with Rick Owen’s trademark lacing system. Coming in a Black Smooth leather and complete with an additional pair of black laces, dual-branded sock liner and taupe heel loop. Sitting on a double-height Bex sole, the boot is nished with Taupe and Yellow double welt stitching on the Black 1460 Bex DS.   Available from 20.03.21 at drmartens.com/collaborations/rick-owens and select partners.

Chloé introduces the Kiss
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Chloé introduces the Kiss

Accessories Making its debut as part of the Spring Summer 2021 runway show, the Kiss bag stands out for its distinctive style – an alluring fusion of leather and jewellery to clasp in hand. With a sleek metal handle conjuring the curves of a feminine mouth, the design is a simultaneous expression of shape and sensation.     The Kiss draws inspiration from Chloé jewellery pieces that have complemented Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s recent collections. Sinuous andsensuous, the metal handle becomes the defining feature on three different styles: the Small bag, the Hobo and the minaudière. The Small Kiss makes an especially strong impression in a vibrant shade of green, while the Hobo appears relaxed and timeless in warm Arizona brown. Additional seasonal hues will include full blue, sandy beige and classic Chloé motty grey. The Small bag and Hobo styles are crafted in smooth calfskin; the minaudière is made from resin.     The Kiss has been conceived with various useful features such as removable/adjustable straps and smooth, seamless closures. As for carrying the Kiss, the metal hardware can be functional as a handle, decorative as a gleaming accent, or both. a resolutely modern bag that gives shape to desire.     The KISS will be available in chloé boutiques and on Chloé.com from February the 19th 2021. Making its debut as part of the Spring Summer 2021 runway show, the Kiss bag stands out for its distinctive style – an alluring fusion of leather and jewellery to clasp in hand. With a sleek metal handle conjuring the curves of a feminine mouth, the design is a simultaneous expression of shape and sensation.     The Kiss draws inspiration from Chloé jewellery pieces that have complemented Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s recent collections. Sinuous andsensuous, the metal handle becomes the defining feature on three different styles: the Small bag, the Hobo and the minaudière. The Small Kiss makes an especially strong impression in a vibrant shade of green, while the Hobo appears relaxed and timeless in warm Arizona brown. Additional seasonal hues will include full blue, sandy beige and classic Chloé motty grey. The Small bag and Hobo styles are crafted in smooth calfskin; the minaudière is made from resin.     The Kiss has been conceived with various useful features such as removable/adjustable straps and smooth, seamless closures. As for carrying the Kiss, the metal hardware can be functional as a handle, decorative as a gleaming accent, or both. a resolutely modern bag that gives shape to desire.     The KISS will be available in chloé boutiques and on Chloé.com from February the 19th 2021.

Alexander McQueen presents the Spring & Summer 2021 Women’s Wander Boots & Jewellery
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Alexander McQueen presents the Spring & Summer 2021 Women’s Wander Boots & Jewellery

Accessories Three jewellery families feature in the Spring/Summer 2021 collection, all nished in antique silver or gold metal.     The Sculptural jewellery family is inspired by a hybrid of multifaceted shapes and high-shine polished metal. Contemporary asymmetric earrings feature knot details which climb the ears on both sides. Asymmetrical ear cu sets, with hand-cut multiple faceted lines, make for a futuristic look and sculptural rings are moulded by hand.     The Chain jewellery family includes a hand-crafted oversized chain link necklace, bracelet and earrings resulting in a bold design with a mix of contemporary details.     Evening jewellery is highly embellished with greige crystal stones. Double- nger rings, jewelled molten hoops and sculptural ear sets present an aesthetic contrast between the shiny metal and the pavé surface.     The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2021 collection sees the introduction of the Wander Boots.     Inspired by British punk styling, the leather boots feature a unique exaggerated ared rubber sole with a shiny calf leather upper. Signature details include the Alexander McQueen logo on the tongue and the Alexander McQueen seal logo on the back of the boots. Three jewellery families feature in the Spring/Summer 2021 collection, all nished in antique silver or gold metal.     The Sculptural jewellery family is inspired by a hybrid of multifaceted shapes and high-shine polished metal. Contemporary asymmetric earrings feature knot details which climb the ears on both sides. Asymmetrical ear cu sets, with hand-cut multiple faceted lines, make for a futuristic look and sculptural rings are moulded by hand.     The Chain jewellery family includes a hand-crafted oversized chain link necklace, bracelet and earrings resulting in a bold design with a mix of contemporary details.     Evening jewellery is highly embellished with greige crystal stones. Double- nger rings, jewelled molten hoops and sculptural ear sets present an aesthetic contrast between the shiny metal and the pavé surface.     The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2021 collection sees the introduction of the Wander Boots.     Inspired by British punk styling, the leather boots feature a unique exaggerated ared rubber sole with a shiny calf leather upper. Signature details include the Alexander McQueen logo on the tongue and the Alexander McQueen seal logo on the back of the boots.

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