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Off-White™ Fall / Winter 2021: “Laboratory of Fun”
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Off-White™ Fall / Winter 2021: “Laboratory of Fun”

Fashion Week Off-White™ Fall/Winter 2021—revealed today during Haute Couture week in Paris—is a see-now, buy-now collection named “Laboratory of Fun.”     The title references Cedric Price’s “Fun Palace,” circa 1961. “Fun Palace” was an idea for a London-based convention center, formulated to represent a “university of the streets.” It was to provide a flexible framework for programmable spaces dedicated to creativity. Though the premise was never built, Off-White’s founder and creative director Virgil Abloh was influenced by the modernity and modularity of Price’s thinking—and its likening, in some ways, to the classic American shopping mall. In turn, “Laboratory of Fun” takes an aesthetically linear and structure-driven approach, harkening back to Abloh’s formal training as an architect. Precision silhouettes and mostly-monochrome looks stand out; a notable reduction in graphic elements and motifs begins to symbolize a new sense of clarity at the house. Furthermore, the designer Dieter Rams’ portfolio for the German consumer goods company Braun served as inspiration. As a result, “Laboratory of Fun” is collectively pared-back, measured and exacting—yet it is far from minimal. It’s the sartorial reflection of a methodical builder, working at their drafting table.     “This collection speaks in part to my roots as an architect,” says Abloh. “It signifies an evolution of the Off-White™ approach, continuing to blur the lines between creative disciplines and inspirations. It’s about pushing the aesthetic forward into a novel, highly explorable space.”     Both the womenswear and menswear components are anchored in a color palette drawn from Rams’ oeuvre at Braun: shades of gray, neutrals, and slightly attenuated mid-century-style oranges, blues and yellows are most visible.   Overall, the collection features elongated tailoring, including square-shouldered coat-dresses with extended—almost to the hip—single-button closures. Outsize cable-knits are stained with indigo dye; additional tailored blazers have sharp-cut shoulders and single-creased sleeves. Trouser and Bermuda shapes are boxy and roomy, while outerwear and select evening pieces are sewn with new Dieter Rams press studs (which have been manufactured for Off-White™ by COBRAX). A halter top evening dress depicts an adapted rendering of stair cladding and gangways; it’s a direct representation of space, movement, and the intersection of ergonomic engineering and clothes-making.   Additionally, boxed silhouettes manifest as cut-and-sewn pieces or sculptural garments, such as a rectangular, standing puffa vest. “Rams check” grids appear, recalling the designer, with further associations of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. These perpendicular lines are sewn into wools, akin to markings on a blueprint. Single-breasted blazers, extended overcoats and knitwear pinned with metal accents, and separates with graffiti art by Pablo Tomek also feature prominently.   The accessories narrative at “Laboratory of Fun” revolves around spacious carriers, often with colorful, contrasting chain straps. Chunky boots and needle-thin heels bring dynamism to the soft rigor of the clothing, while polychrome sunglasses impart an eccentric touch.   “Laboratory of Fun” was presented in a streaming format on July 4 via Off-White’s newly redesigned website—it will remain viewable online over the next few months. The collection reveal also coincided with the opening of Off-White’s Paris flagship store, located at the intersection of Rue de Castiglione and Rue du Mont Thabor near Place Vendôme. The multi-level boutique, which features not only retail but also a café, exhibition spaces, and more, was designed in collaboration between Abloh and AMO, the think-tank branch of the architecture firm OMA.   On July 2nd and 3rd, Off-White™ Paris hosted “Imaginary FM,” a twist on a radio station that aired ahead of the Fall/Winter 2021 collection reveal on July 4th. “Imaginary FM” marked an evolution of Off-White’s “Imaginary TV” concept, in which multi-hyphenate creatives and individuals showcased and discussed various topics, music styles, work, and more, across a boundary-less medium. “Imaginary FM” saw 20 performances and segments over July 2nd and July 3rd, with a kick off by Tatyana Jane, appearances by Trinice McNally (I Support Black Women) and Jaimee Swift (Black Women Radicals), Bonnie Banane, Yard, Aleqs Notal, La Créole and collectives of creatives bringing their own style to Off-White’s airwaves.   To bring the imaginary to life, Off-White™ tapped Rinse France as the primary partner on “Imaginary FM.” Paris and London-based, Rinse is not only a radio station, but also a multi-activity hub that works in a 360-degree manner to support cultures and thinkers it believes in.   As part of the line up, the Grammy-winning artist M.I.A. gave guests a full performance of some of her most beloved songs, including Borders, Hip hop -Born free, Yala Warrior Princess and Paper Planes in celebration of “Laboratory of Fun.” The production featured Tamil dancers, and the singer wore Off-White™.   The Off-White™ FW21 collection is now available at Off-White™ boutiques, Off---White.com, Farfetch.com, and retail partners worldwide. Off-White™ Fall/Winter 2021—revealed today during Haute Couture week in Paris—is a see-now, buy-now collection named “Laboratory of Fun.”     The title references Cedric Price’s “Fun Palace,” circa 1961. “Fun Palace” was an idea for a London-based convention center, formulated to represent a “university of the streets.” It was to provide a flexible framework for programmable spaces dedicated to creativity. Though the premise was never built, Off-White’s founder and creative director Virgil Abloh was influenced by the modernity and modularity of Price’s thinking—and its likening, in some ways, to the classic American shopping mall. In turn, “Laboratory of Fun” takes an aesthetically linear and structure-driven approach, harkening back to Abloh’s formal training as an architect. Precision silhouettes and mostly-monochrome looks stand out; a notable reduction in graphic elements and motifs begins to symbolize a new sense of clarity at the house. Furthermore, the designer Dieter Rams’ portfolio for the German consumer goods company Braun served as inspiration. As a result, “Laboratory of Fun” is collectively pared-back, measured and exacting—yet it is far from minimal. It’s the sartorial reflection of a methodical builder, working at their drafting table.     “This collection speaks in part to my roots as an architect,” says Abloh. “It signifies an evolution of the Off-White™ approach, continuing to blur the lines between creative disciplines and inspirations. It’s about pushing the aesthetic forward into a novel, highly explorable space.”     Both the womenswear and menswear components are anchored in a color palette drawn from Rams’ oeuvre at Braun: shades of gray, neutrals, and slightly attenuated mid-century-style oranges, blues and yellows are most visible.   Overall, the collection features elongated tailoring, including square-shouldered coat-dresses with extended—almost to the hip—single-button closures. Outsize cable-knits are stained with indigo dye; additional tailored blazers have sharp-cut shoulders and single-creased sleeves. Trouser and Bermuda shapes are boxy and roomy, while outerwear and select evening pieces are sewn with new Dieter Rams press studs (which have been manufactured for Off-White™ by COBRAX). A halter top evening dress depicts an adapted rendering of stair cladding and gangways; it’s a direct representation of space, movement, and the intersection of ergonomic engineering and clothes-making.   Additionally, boxed silhouettes manifest as cut-and-sewn pieces or sculptural garments, such as a rectangular, standing puffa vest. “Rams check” grids appear, recalling the designer, with further associations of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. These perpendicular lines are sewn into wools, akin to markings on a blueprint. Single-breasted blazers, extended overcoats and knitwear pinned with metal accents, and separates with graffiti art by Pablo Tomek also feature prominently.   The accessories narrative at “Laboratory of Fun” revolves around spacious carriers, often with colorful, contrasting chain straps. Chunky boots and needle-thin heels bring dynamism to the soft rigor of the clothing, while polychrome sunglasses impart an eccentric touch.   “Laboratory of Fun” was presented in a streaming format on July 4 via Off-White’s newly redesigned website—it will remain viewable online over the next few months. The collection reveal also coincided with the opening of Off-White’s Paris flagship store, located at the intersection of Rue de Castiglione and Rue du Mont Thabor near Place Vendôme. The multi-level boutique, which features not only retail but also a café, exhibition spaces, and more, was designed in collaboration between Abloh and AMO, the think-tank branch of the architecture firm OMA.   On July 2nd and 3rd, Off-White™ Paris hosted “Imaginary FM,” a twist on a radio station that aired ahead of the Fall/Winter 2021 collection reveal on July 4th. “Imaginary FM” marked an evolution of Off-White’s “Imaginary TV” concept, in which multi-hyphenate creatives and individuals showcased and discussed various topics, music styles, work, and more, across a boundary-less medium. “Imaginary FM” saw 20 performances and segments over July 2nd and July 3rd, with a kick off by Tatyana Jane, appearances by Trinice McNally (I Support Black Women) and Jaimee Swift (Black Women Radicals), Bonnie Banane, Yard, Aleqs Notal, La Créole and collectives of creatives bringing their own style to Off-White’s airwaves.   To bring the imaginary to life, Off-White™ tapped Rinse France as the primary partner on “Imaginary FM.” Paris and London-based, Rinse is not only a radio station, but also a multi-activity hub that works in a 360-degree manner to support cultures and thinkers it believes in.   As part of the line up, the Grammy-winning artist M.I.A. gave guests a full performance of some of her most beloved songs, including Borders, Hip hop -Born free, Yala Warrior Princess and Paper Planes in celebration of “Laboratory of Fun.” The production featured Tamil dancers, and the singer wore Off-White™.   The Off-White™ FW21 collection is now available at Off-White™ boutiques, Off---White.com, Farfetch.com, and retail partners worldwide.

IRIS VAN HERPEN PRESENTS ’EARTHRISE’ Autumn & Winter 2021-2022
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IRIS VAN HERPEN PRESENTS ’EARTHRISE’ Autumn & Winter 2021-2022

Fashion Week Iris van Herpen shows her latest collection ‘Earthrise’ during Paris Haute Couture Week on July, 5th 2021. With our planet positioned at the forefront of the global agenda more than ever before, ‘Earthrise’ explores the splendour of this blue body we call home by circling towards the amalgamated awareness to maintain the grandeur of the turning sphere we traverse along. In parallel to Van Herpen’s drive towards an interconnected approach to fashion, the 19 look collection narrates the circular processes that usher change in our sentient world by weaving a symbiotic thread between artisanal tailoring and organic craftsmanship, derived from the perception of our world as one living and breathing organism.     With the turn of the last century came the launch of Apollo 8, the first-ever crewed spacecraft to leave Earth’s orbit and witness the Earthrise from the Moon’s horizon. Astronauts looked over our revolving sphere from afar, to see a boundless, indescribable space; a living, breathing organism, unmarred by conflict, borders as well as hierarchies and all of the entrenched partisans that make up the minutiae of our quotidian lives. Against the darkness of the inky black vastness of space, they experienced an emotional shift: a cosmic perspective of oneness.     Contemplated as a metamorphic realisation, the expedition went beyond scientific headway, remaining a pivotal moment in our evolution as sensitive sapiens. ‘Earthrise’ symbolises this shift of an anthropocentric perspective — our discernment of time has never felt so spectral. Tasked to feel, rather than to count, this novel ethos was framed as ‘Earth-gazing,' to observe the intricacies of this cosmic view and the magnificence of our surrounding mythosphere. To challenge the immensity of space that surrounds our tellurian haven, Iris van Herpen, enraptured by the seductive ancient human dream to fly out into the stratosphere of the unfamiliar, collaborates with the female world- champion skydiver Domitille Kiger. Capering through the expansive skies, from the age of 15, the designer grew fascinated by the choreographed performance of her craft, fusing two diametrical opposed worlds of artistry and science.     Through Kiger’s graceful sky-dancing, she embodies a new meaning of earthly freedom, thwarting any fear with the spirit of transcendence. Through the extreme speed and Kiger's choreography, while sky-dancing, the custom Haute Couture gown reveals the turbulence of the intricate handwork. Made from thousands of blue spheres in colour gradients, embodying our 'blue marble’ home, the gown spins off in dazzling twists in an array of directions simultaneously.     The finale is paradoxically a meditative moment, depicting a single person floating in space, merging the elements of dance, exploration and the innovative mind through this sky-dance. The ultimate intricacy, softness and delicacy of Haute Couture are merged for the first time with the extreme sport of skydiving which requires ultimate resilience and toughness. ‘For ‘Earthrise’ it has been my dare to push delicate three-dimensional craftsmanship into the extreme spheres of 300 km an hour resilience-finding the ultimate corners of durability in the craftsmanship of Haute Couture.’     Fostering adventurous athleticism and fearlessness in this collection, Iris van Herpen stitches together these polar disciplines. Haute Couture and skydiving alike relinquish the thrill of leaving aside everything that holds one to the ground. The intimate creative process and the meticulous precise shaping and draping of fabric are imperative to both; for Kiger, the lifeline for each skydive, for Iris van Herpen the shaping of a garment into an empowering experience.     Typifying the feeling of unity, this season the maison collaborates with the Icelandic artist James Merry, the kinetic artist Casey Curran and French-British artist Rogan Brown. Spanning three looks in the collection, the atelier seamlessly weaves in Brown’s distinctive aesthetic which is inspired by the tradition of scientific illustration and results in incredibly detailed, delicate relief sculptures made from the accretion of multiple layers. Akin to the designer’s vision, process and materiality are paramount as large hand and laser-cut pieces are dissected from sheet after sheet of paper in careful scientific fashion with scalpel knife or laser, sometimes taking months to complete, the slow act of cutting repeating the long time-based processes that dominate nature: growth, decay and re-growth. The meticulous detailing goes beyond the eye's perception, where fabric is torn and expanded in multiple directions simultaneously through powerful force. The fabric’s evolution from plant, to weave, to plant again is mirrored in the various stages in these looks.     Evgueni Galperine’s composition evokes a transcending unison of space and time in which the skydiver travels. Igniting Tsunaina’s intimate then explosive vocals, Evgueni’s collaboration with the artist creates an invisible bond between the score and the visuals. An experimental hybrid of electronic and orchestral instruments, as well as planetary NASA recordings rippling through the composition, are melted with Tsunaina’s vocals, forming a collective oneness between mankind and nature.   As a continuation of van Herpen’s dedication to sustainability, ‘Earthrise’ marks a further chapter with Parley for the Oceans. Raising awareness of the fragility of our blue marble, multiple looks, in addition to the ones created in collaboration with Brown and the Skydive gown for Kiger, are crafted from Parley Ocean Plastic® made from upcycled marine debris by Parley's Global Cleanup Network.     Levitating against the clouds that encircle the dramatic natural cathedrals of nature’s Kingdom — the Dolomite Mountains — Film Director Masha Vasyukova challenges the inherent discernment of space and time by sequencing the linearity of time into a circular orbit. A portent portrayal of earthly virtue that ascents into a celestial scenery beyond the skies, the interconnected craftsmanship and layered anatomy of the looks pay homage to the anima mundi, the world as one living body. The magnificent environment around us nurturing an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, similar to the way the soul is connected to our bodies.     WATCH THE SHOW HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap1oUBCznO4&feature=youtu.be Iris van Herpen shows her latest collection ‘Earthrise’ during Paris Haute Couture Week on July, 5th 2021. With our planet positioned at the forefront of the global agenda more than ever before, ‘Earthrise’ explores the splendour of this blue body we call home by circling towards the amalgamated awareness to maintain the grandeur of the turning sphere we traverse along. In parallel to Van Herpen’s drive towards an interconnected approach to fashion, the 19 look collection narrates the circular processes that usher change in our sentient world by weaving a symbiotic thread between artisanal tailoring and organic craftsmanship, derived from the perception of our world as one living and breathing organism.     With the turn of the last century came the launch of Apollo 8, the first-ever crewed spacecraft to leave Earth’s orbit and witness the Earthrise from the Moon’s horizon. Astronauts looked over our revolving sphere from afar, to see a boundless, indescribable space; a living, breathing organism, unmarred by conflict, borders as well as hierarchies and all of the entrenched partisans that make up the minutiae of our quotidian lives. Against the darkness of the inky black vastness of space, they experienced an emotional shift: a cosmic perspective of oneness.     Contemplated as a metamorphic realisation, the expedition went beyond scientific headway, remaining a pivotal moment in our evolution as sensitive sapiens. ‘Earthrise’ symbolises this shift of an anthropocentric perspective — our discernment of time has never felt so spectral. Tasked to feel, rather than to count, this novel ethos was framed as ‘Earth-gazing,' to observe the intricacies of this cosmic view and the magnificence of our surrounding mythosphere. To challenge the immensity of space that surrounds our tellurian haven, Iris van Herpen, enraptured by the seductive ancient human dream to fly out into the stratosphere of the unfamiliar, collaborates with the female world- champion skydiver Domitille Kiger. Capering through the expansive skies, from the age of 15, the designer grew fascinated by the choreographed performance of her craft, fusing two diametrical opposed worlds of artistry and science.     Through Kiger’s graceful sky-dancing, she embodies a new meaning of earthly freedom, thwarting any fear with the spirit of transcendence. Through the extreme speed and Kiger's choreography, while sky-dancing, the custom Haute Couture gown reveals the turbulence of the intricate handwork. Made from thousands of blue spheres in colour gradients, embodying our 'blue marble’ home, the gown spins off in dazzling twists in an array of directions simultaneously.     The finale is paradoxically a meditative moment, depicting a single person floating in space, merging the elements of dance, exploration and the innovative mind through this sky-dance. The ultimate intricacy, softness and delicacy of Haute Couture are merged for the first time with the extreme sport of skydiving which requires ultimate resilience and toughness. ‘For ‘Earthrise’ it has been my dare to push delicate three-dimensional craftsmanship into the extreme spheres of 300 km an hour resilience-finding the ultimate corners of durability in the craftsmanship of Haute Couture.’     Fostering adventurous athleticism and fearlessness in this collection, Iris van Herpen stitches together these polar disciplines. Haute Couture and skydiving alike relinquish the thrill of leaving aside everything that holds one to the ground. The intimate creative process and the meticulous precise shaping and draping of fabric are imperative to both; for Kiger, the lifeline for each skydive, for Iris van Herpen the shaping of a garment into an empowering experience.     Typifying the feeling of unity, this season the maison collaborates with the Icelandic artist James Merry, the kinetic artist Casey Curran and French-British artist Rogan Brown. Spanning three looks in the collection, the atelier seamlessly weaves in Brown’s distinctive aesthetic which is inspired by the tradition of scientific illustration and results in incredibly detailed, delicate relief sculptures made from the accretion of multiple layers. Akin to the designer’s vision, process and materiality are paramount as large hand and laser-cut pieces are dissected from sheet after sheet of paper in careful scientific fashion with scalpel knife or laser, sometimes taking months to complete, the slow act of cutting repeating the long time-based processes that dominate nature: growth, decay and re-growth. The meticulous detailing goes beyond the eye's perception, where fabric is torn and expanded in multiple directions simultaneously through powerful force. The fabric’s evolution from plant, to weave, to plant again is mirrored in the various stages in these looks.     Evgueni Galperine’s composition evokes a transcending unison of space and time in which the skydiver travels. Igniting Tsunaina’s intimate then explosive vocals, Evgueni’s collaboration with the artist creates an invisible bond between the score and the visuals. An experimental hybrid of electronic and orchestral instruments, as well as planetary NASA recordings rippling through the composition, are melted with Tsunaina’s vocals, forming a collective oneness between mankind and nature.   As a continuation of van Herpen’s dedication to sustainability, ‘Earthrise’ marks a further chapter with Parley for the Oceans. Raising awareness of the fragility of our blue marble, multiple looks, in addition to the ones created in collaboration with Brown and the Skydive gown for Kiger, are crafted from Parley Ocean Plastic® made from upcycled marine debris by Parley's Global Cleanup Network.     Levitating against the clouds that encircle the dramatic natural cathedrals of nature’s Kingdom — the Dolomite Mountains — Film Director Masha Vasyukova challenges the inherent discernment of space and time by sequencing the linearity of time into a circular orbit. A portent portrayal of earthly virtue that ascents into a celestial scenery beyond the skies, the interconnected craftsmanship and layered anatomy of the looks pay homage to the anima mundi, the world as one living body. The magnificent environment around us nurturing an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, similar to the way the soul is connected to our bodies.     WATCH THE SHOW HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap1oUBCznO4&feature=youtu.be

Acne Studios presents new 08STHLM sneaker style in glitter silver
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Acne Studios presents new 08STHLM sneaker style in glitter silver

Accessories The 08STHLM sneaker family first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection as a streamlined take on the classic basketball sneaker in all-white and all-black versions. The high- tops feature a rounded toe, exaggerated eyestays and a sturdy rubber sole. For the launch of the 08STHLM style, Acne Studios has created a limited-edition glitter version.     The uppers are completely coated in several different tints of silver glitter, while the tonal printed sole has an unexpected velour-like finish that is soft to the touch, embossed with the Acne Studios logo on the side and Face motif carved on the outsole. The laces are also fastened with a transparent Face logo stopper.     The glitter version come with special silver glitter socks with dusky pink stripes and the Acne Studios logo, a retro sneaker box wrapped in holographic paper and lined in grey flock, chrome shoe deodoriser balls with the Face logo and holographic ‘Acne Studios’ foil stickers.     For the release of the 08STHLM limited edition glitter sneaker, rising star music artist Audrey Nuna features the kicks in an exclusive music video marking her directing debut and in which she performed.     Only 300 pairs of the glitter 08STHLM will be sold worldwide. They will be available in selected Acne Studios stores, online at acnestudios.com and in selected wholesale partners worldwide. The 08STHLM sneaker family first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection as a streamlined take on the classic basketball sneaker in all-white and all-black versions. The high- tops feature a rounded toe, exaggerated eyestays and a sturdy rubber sole. For the launch of the 08STHLM style, Acne Studios has created a limited-edition glitter version.     The uppers are completely coated in several different tints of silver glitter, while the tonal printed sole has an unexpected velour-like finish that is soft to the touch, embossed with the Acne Studios logo on the side and Face motif carved on the outsole. The laces are also fastened with a transparent Face logo stopper.     The glitter version come with special silver glitter socks with dusky pink stripes and the Acne Studios logo, a retro sneaker box wrapped in holographic paper and lined in grey flock, chrome shoe deodoriser balls with the Face logo and holographic ‘Acne Studios’ foil stickers.     For the release of the 08STHLM limited edition glitter sneaker, rising star music artist Audrey Nuna features the kicks in an exclusive music video marking her directing debut and in which she performed.     Only 300 pairs of the glitter 08STHLM will be sold worldwide. They will be available in selected Acne Studios stores, online at acnestudios.com and in selected wholesale partners worldwide.

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AMBUSH & GENTLE MONSTER COLLABORATE
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AMBUSH & GENTLE MONSTER COLLABORATE

Accessories After the success of their first collaboration eyewear, Gentle Monster and Ambush are reuniting to launch their new collection. Minimal yet edgy, this collection is inspired by 'climbing', featuring two sunglass designs each with three color options and a 'CARABINER' detail that highlights two brands' identities.     Ambush's creative director YOON has remarked "Gentle Monster has been incredible with its unique vision and presence in the industry, pumping out many unique pieces straight from Korea, my motherland. I'm proud to announce our second collaboration using our classic motifs found in our jewelry line, 'carabiner'."     GroovyRoom and Ash Island are joining the campaign by creating the Ambush x Gentle Monster collaboration track. Starting from Ash Island's DAZED editorial revealed on June 21st to the release of the collaboration track and music video in early July (July 9th), this new collaboration connects components of fashion and music, tying them all together reversibly.     This collaboration collection will be released on July 8th worldwide, sold at Gentle Monster and Ambush's on/offline stores, and global select shops. After the success of their first collaboration eyewear, Gentle Monster and Ambush are reuniting to launch their new collection. Minimal yet edgy, this collection is inspired by 'climbing', featuring two sunglass designs each with three color options and a 'CARABINER' detail that highlights two brands' identities.     Ambush's creative director YOON has remarked "Gentle Monster has been incredible with its unique vision and presence in the industry, pumping out many unique pieces straight from Korea, my motherland. I'm proud to announce our second collaboration using our classic motifs found in our jewelry line, 'carabiner'."     GroovyRoom and Ash Island are joining the campaign by creating the Ambush x Gentle Monster collaboration track. Starting from Ash Island's DAZED editorial revealed on June 21st to the release of the collaboration track and music video in early July (July 9th), this new collaboration connects components of fashion and music, tying them all together reversibly.     This collaboration collection will be released on July 8th worldwide, sold at Gentle Monster and Ambush's on/offline stores, and global select shops.

Exclusive new editorial and film "STRANGE DREAMS"
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Exclusive new editorial and film "STRANGE DREAMS"

Fashion We are excited to share our new editorial project and short fashion film "STRANGE DREAMS".     You can watch the full video on our Instagram.     TEAM CREDITS:  Directed by Podesta Studio @podesta.studio Prodution House: Animal Animal @animal_animal_paris Associated Production: John Ways Producers: Noé Lefebvre @noefromparis & Vincent Thiesset @vincent_thiess Production Manager: Baptiste Gibert @baptistegibertproduction Location Manager: Marius Kerner @stopoverbombay 1st Assistant Director: Amelie Lambert @l_a_edansla 2nd Assistant Director: Paul Godeau @polopolpolo Dialogue Surpevisor: Paul Godeau @polopolpolo Voice Over Writer: Mandy Skvortzoff @mandyonmars Cast Members Mandy Skvortzoff @mandyonmars Victor Hanen @victorhanen Héloïse Bulkowski @helloeyess Tallulah Cassavetti @tallu_tm Félicie Vitrai @felicie.billionaire Alexandre Wadamik @rooroxoxo Technical Team Director of Photography: Antoine Vié @vie_antoine 1st Camera Assistant: Margaux Escourolle Arthur Raimondeau ( remplaçant ) 2nd Camera Assistant: Pauline Rey Chef Light Technician: Basil Pollet Villard @basilpolletvillard Assistant Chef Light Technician  Leo Lederfajn Gautier Rivoir Steady Camera Op: Grégoire Lobut @gregoire_lobut Opérateaur Sous Marin: Tanguy Masson @tanguy_masson Catering: Matthieu Saymard Horse Trainer: Magdalena Pommier @magdapommier Horse: Gatsby Ecuries : Ecuries Richez Fashion Editor: Joy Sinanian @joysinanian Fashion Coordinator: Jean Luc Favre @byjeanluc Wardrobe Assistant: Auricio Bomfim Make Up Artist: Ismael Blanco @ismaelblancomakeup Hair Artist: Mickael Jauneau @mickaeljauneau Post Production: Reepost @reepost Editor: Flora Jacquot @florajacquot Colorist: Lydia Lopez @lydia.colorist After Effects: Clement Divry Sound Music & Lyric Composed  By Dorion Fiszel @_dorion And Brad Thomas Ackley @brad_thomas_ackley Voice @mandyonmars Mixed by Brad Thomas Ackley @brad_thomas_ackley Sound Engineer Studio: Jonathan Boil @jonathanleboil Sound Designer & Voice over Captation Damien da Cunha - The Mixmen @the_mixman Material Rent: Camera and Light Grip Rental Rvz Paris @rvzparis Location: @lafoliebarbizon  We are excited to share our new editorial project and short fashion film "STRANGE DREAMS".     You can watch the full video on our Instagram.     TEAM CREDITS:  Directed by Podesta Studio @podesta.studio Prodution House: Animal Animal @animal_animal_paris Associated Production: John Ways Producers: Noé Lefebvre @noefromparis & Vincent Thiesset @vincent_thiess Production Manager: Baptiste Gibert @baptistegibertproduction Location Manager: Marius Kerner @stopoverbombay 1st Assistant Director: Amelie Lambert @l_a_edansla 2nd Assistant Director: Paul Godeau @polopolpolo Dialogue Surpevisor: Paul Godeau @polopolpolo Voice Over Writer: Mandy Skvortzoff @mandyonmars Cast Members Mandy Skvortzoff @mandyonmars Victor Hanen @victorhanen Héloïse Bulkowski @helloeyess Tallulah Cassavetti @tallu_tm Félicie Vitrai @felicie.billionaire Alexandre Wadamik @rooroxoxo Technical Team Director of Photography: Antoine Vié @vie_antoine 1st Camera Assistant: Margaux Escourolle Arthur Raimondeau ( remplaçant ) 2nd Camera Assistant: Pauline Rey Chef Light Technician: Basil Pollet Villard @basilpolletvillard Assistant Chef Light Technician  Leo Lederfajn Gautier Rivoir Steady Camera Op: Grégoire Lobut @gregoire_lobut Opérateaur Sous Marin: Tanguy Masson @tanguy_masson Catering: Matthieu Saymard Horse Trainer: Magdalena Pommier @magdapommier Horse: Gatsby Ecuries : Ecuries Richez Fashion Editor: Joy Sinanian @joysinanian Fashion Coordinator: Jean Luc Favre @byjeanluc Wardrobe Assistant: Auricio Bomfim Make Up Artist: Ismael Blanco @ismaelblancomakeup Hair Artist: Mickael Jauneau @mickaeljauneau Post Production: Reepost @reepost Editor: Flora Jacquot @florajacquot Colorist: Lydia Lopez @lydia.colorist After Effects: Clement Divry Sound Music & Lyric Composed  By Dorion Fiszel @_dorion And Brad Thomas Ackley @brad_thomas_ackley Voice @mandyonmars Mixed by Brad Thomas Ackley @brad_thomas_ackley Sound Engineer Studio: Jonathan Boil @jonathanleboil Sound Designer & Voice over Captation Damien da Cunha - The Mixmen @the_mixman Material Rent: Camera and Light Grip Rental Rvz Paris @rvzparis Location: @lafoliebarbizon 

Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Jacquemus
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Jacquemus

Fashion We are really excited to be sharing our latest editorial collaboration with JACQUEMUS.   Jacquemus SS21 x Numéro Netherlands   Photographer Toussaint Fazi Stylist Victor Vergara   Hair stylist Nicolas Philippon at Call my agent Make up artist Céline Exbrayat at Call my agent Nail Artist Lora de Sousa using Byredo Production Producing Love Casting Anton at Ikki Casting Light assistants Moïra Laurent and Quentin Farriol Styling on set assistant Alix Cantal Editor: Timotej Letonja Models: @mariefofana__ & @jakman_  We are really excited to be sharing our latest editorial collaboration with JACQUEMUS.   Jacquemus SS21 x Numéro Netherlands   Photographer Toussaint Fazi Stylist Victor Vergara   Hair stylist Nicolas Philippon at Call my agent Make up artist Céline Exbrayat at Call my agent Nail Artist Lora de Sousa using Byredo Production Producing Love Casting Anton at Ikki Casting Light assistants Moïra Laurent and Quentin Farriol Styling on set assistant Alix Cantal Editor: Timotej Letonja Models: @mariefofana__ & @jakman_ 

Introducing the second edition of DAILY PAPER x KOMONO
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Introducing the second edition of DAILY PAPER x KOMONO

Accessories Inspired by Daily Paper's SS21 Future Roots lace styles, the eyewear pieces tap into the revival of history and the memories of the past captured through a modern lens. The lace detailing is featured across the entire silhouette. Two exclusive unisex designs will be released in classic black and ivory colourways. This season the styles have a slim and timeless aesthetic, combining elegance and functionality for a futuristic look. The black colourway features a silver-coloured Daily Paper logo and the ivory a gold-coloured one. Both styles have smokey dark polarized lenses and the black frame is made from recycled acetate.     The upcoming Daily Paper x KOMONO eyewear capsule will be available on Friday July 2 at 12 PM CEST, priced at €119 and can be purchased at both Daily Paper and KOMONO storefronts in Amsterdam, NYC and London, as well as online via www.dailypaperclothing.com and www.komono.com, and selected retailers worldwide.             Inspired by Daily Paper's SS21 Future Roots lace styles, the eyewear pieces tap into the revival of history and the memories of the past captured through a modern lens. The lace detailing is featured across the entire silhouette. Two exclusive unisex designs will be released in classic black and ivory colourways. This season the styles have a slim and timeless aesthetic, combining elegance and functionality for a futuristic look. The black colourway features a silver-coloured Daily Paper logo and the ivory a gold-coloured one. Both styles have smokey dark polarized lenses and the black frame is made from recycled acetate.     The upcoming Daily Paper x KOMONO eyewear capsule will be available on Friday July 2 at 12 PM CEST, priced at €119 and can be purchased at both Daily Paper and KOMONO storefronts in Amsterdam, NYC and London, as well as online via www.dailypaperclothing.com and www.komono.com, and selected retailers worldwide.            

AMI unveiled its Spring-Summer 22 collection through a film titled “L’Échappée Belle”
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AMI unveiled its Spring-Summer 22 collection through a film titled “L’Échappée Belle”

Fashion Week L’Échappée Belle – a French expression meaning the great escape. A short feature film, the spontaneous jaunt of a close-knitted group of friends. The title is an allegorical reference to a newfound freedom, to the outdoors, to better times ahead. It is a celebration of the joy of being together, much of which we have sorely missed in the past year.     The film is set on the grounds of a seemingly abandoned funfair at night, with its deserted alleys of stands, rides and carousels. Neon lights, strong pop colors and mirrors lend a fun and intemporal atmosphere to the location, while the emptiness brings an eerie, dream-like sensation, reminiscent of our once empty cities in lockdown.     The main characters: a group of friends, carefree, leaving the city for an escape in a more poetic, almost apocalyptic environment. They enjoy being together again, at long last. The friends take possession of the funfair, wandering around in a space only for them, a night of exploration of what the future will be, a night of liberty and discovery, in a metaphor of the passage between old world and new world, between lockdown and freedom..     The 6-minute film was directed by Alvaro Colom, the Spanish filmmaker and photographer, whose background as a dancer influences his work with a graceful, choreography-like flow. New York-based Alvaro regularly shoots some of the most sought-after names in fashion, for magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair, and has been the mind and lens behind multiple campaigns for top fashion houses.   This marks Alvaro’s second collaboration with AMI: he has previously signed Fall-Winter 21’s digital presentation “Le Défilé”— the most-watched presentation ever in the brand’s history.     THE SET   Alexandre Mattiussi pictured the Ami Funfair as the ideal setting for his great escape, L’Échappée Belle. Traditional rides, including a carousel, a mirror maze, bumping cars and a life-size ferris wheel -all dressed in neon lights-, were recreated inside a Parisian venue.     The alleys were transformed into a runway for the models, who acted as a group of friends escaping the city into this almost surreal scenario.     THE COLLECTION      AMI’s Spring-Summer 22 highlights the quintessential design spirit of the brand. The collection of the New Normal, intrinsically fresh and dynamic, yet intuitively elegant. The approach is free lighthearted. AMI’s effortless Parisian chic; its concept of wardrobe, expressive, wearable.     The collection is defined by its familiar palette, a vibrant mix between levels of tonalities: from pastels to strong, flashy colors, and muted, darker sophisticated ones -including dusty pink, bright fuchsia, deep burgundy, pale aqua and bright green-.     AMI’s iconic, modern silhouettes get sharper shapes, more volumes, and an utmost sartorial sense. Womenswear shows a newfound femininity, stronger and modern, with pieces that emphasize the waist, refined shoes, and all-over mesh embroideries.     L’Échappée Belle features a new range of bags in neutral colors that complement the energetic tones from the ready-to-wear collection: the Accordéon, AMI’s latest “it-bag” for Spring-Summer 22, a geometric shape with utilitarian feeling, and the Small Déjà-Vu - the reinterpretation on the Déjà-Vu, first seen in AMI’s Fall-Winter 21 runway. L’Échappée Belle – a French expression meaning the great escape. A short feature film, the spontaneous jaunt of a close-knitted group of friends. The title is an allegorical reference to a newfound freedom, to the outdoors, to better times ahead. It is a celebration of the joy of being together, much of which we have sorely missed in the past year.     The film is set on the grounds of a seemingly abandoned funfair at night, with its deserted alleys of stands, rides and carousels. Neon lights, strong pop colors and mirrors lend a fun and intemporal atmosphere to the location, while the emptiness brings an eerie, dream-like sensation, reminiscent of our once empty cities in lockdown.     The main characters: a group of friends, carefree, leaving the city for an escape in a more poetic, almost apocalyptic environment. They enjoy being together again, at long last. The friends take possession of the funfair, wandering around in a space only for them, a night of exploration of what the future will be, a night of liberty and discovery, in a metaphor of the passage between old world and new world, between lockdown and freedom..     The 6-minute film was directed by Alvaro Colom, the Spanish filmmaker and photographer, whose background as a dancer influences his work with a graceful, choreography-like flow. New York-based Alvaro regularly shoots some of the most sought-after names in fashion, for magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair, and has been the mind and lens behind multiple campaigns for top fashion houses.   This marks Alvaro’s second collaboration with AMI: he has previously signed Fall-Winter 21’s digital presentation “Le Défilé”— the most-watched presentation ever in the brand’s history.     THE SET   Alexandre Mattiussi pictured the Ami Funfair as the ideal setting for his great escape, L’Échappée Belle. Traditional rides, including a carousel, a mirror maze, bumping cars and a life-size ferris wheel -all dressed in neon lights-, were recreated inside a Parisian venue.     The alleys were transformed into a runway for the models, who acted as a group of friends escaping the city into this almost surreal scenario.     THE COLLECTION      AMI’s Spring-Summer 22 highlights the quintessential design spirit of the brand. The collection of the New Normal, intrinsically fresh and dynamic, yet intuitively elegant. The approach is free lighthearted. AMI’s effortless Parisian chic; its concept of wardrobe, expressive, wearable.     The collection is defined by its familiar palette, a vibrant mix between levels of tonalities: from pastels to strong, flashy colors, and muted, darker sophisticated ones -including dusty pink, bright fuchsia, deep burgundy, pale aqua and bright green-.     AMI’s iconic, modern silhouettes get sharper shapes, more volumes, and an utmost sartorial sense. Womenswear shows a newfound femininity, stronger and modern, with pieces that emphasize the waist, refined shoes, and all-over mesh embroideries.     L’Échappée Belle features a new range of bags in neutral colors that complement the energetic tones from the ready-to-wear collection: the Accordéon, AMI’s latest “it-bag” for Spring-Summer 22, a geometric shape with utilitarian feeling, and the Small Déjà-Vu - the reinterpretation on the Déjà-Vu, first seen in AMI’s Fall-Winter 21 runway.

GIVENCHY PRESENTS SPRING 2022 WOMEN’S & MEN'S READY-TO-WEAR PRECOLLECTION
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GIVENCHY PRESENTS SPRING 2022 WOMEN’S & MEN'S READY-TO-WEAR PRECOLLECTION

Fashion Week Creative Director Matthew M. Williams celebrates freedom and individual style with the graphic artist Chito.     “In my collections, I always speak to lived reality. For Spring 2022, our first pre-collection runway show, I wanted to bring together my American roots and my brand new life in Paris. There’s an energy of striking out for a new adventure, of drawing on something familiar yet creating something completely new. Chito made an ideal collaborator because we share that storyline; we speak the same language. Like me, he expresses his distinct visual signatures through unique pieces that give people total freedom to make creations their own personal statement.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     With the Givenchy Spring 2022 pre-collection, Creative Director Matthew M. Williams expands on the new tone and attitude he has established for the House by celebrating two cultures and two loves — his homeland, and France, the country he now calls home.     A video shot by Jasmine Loignon evokes Matthew M. Williams’ journey from the U.S. to France. It opens with Lady Liberty beckoning Givenchy women and men to strike out in search of urban adventure and they roam the city freely in a rich, slightly Surreal layering of cross-border references. A spirit of bridging worlds — with a runway set amid a Paris train yard — becomes an ideal metaphor for the Creative Director’s first artistic collaboration for Givenchy: a playful, directional dialogue with the Seattle-born, Mexico-based artist Chito for clothes, accessories and RIMOWA suitcases. In the closing shot, New York and Paris become one. Creative Director Matthew M. Williams celebrates freedom and individual style with the graphic artist Chito.     “In my collections, I always speak to lived reality. For Spring 2022, our first pre-collection runway show, I wanted to bring together my American roots and my brand new life in Paris. There’s an energy of striking out for a new adventure, of drawing on something familiar yet creating something completely new. Chito made an ideal collaborator because we share that storyline; we speak the same language. Like me, he expresses his distinct visual signatures through unique pieces that give people total freedom to make creations their own personal statement.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     With the Givenchy Spring 2022 pre-collection, Creative Director Matthew M. Williams expands on the new tone and attitude he has established for the House by celebrating two cultures and two loves — his homeland, and France, the country he now calls home.     A video shot by Jasmine Loignon evokes Matthew M. Williams’ journey from the U.S. to France. It opens with Lady Liberty beckoning Givenchy women and men to strike out in search of urban adventure and they roam the city freely in a rich, slightly Surreal layering of cross-border references. A spirit of bridging worlds — with a runway set amid a Paris train yard — becomes an ideal metaphor for the Creative Director’s first artistic collaboration for Givenchy: a playful, directional dialogue with the Seattle-born, Mexico-based artist Chito for clothes, accessories and RIMOWA suitcases. In the closing shot, New York and Paris become one.

Digital editorial starring Maria Sillandi
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Digital editorial starring Maria Sillandi

Fashion New exclusive digital editorial starring Maria Sillandi.     Maria: "I started modeling back when I was 17 years old. I was discovered in Estonia in a fast food restaurant. As I was not in the best shape at the time I had to loose weight to be able to model on a higher level. I was struggling, and if I had to go back in time I would not repeat it. I had to eat a certain amount of calories per day, was measuring my food, loosing hair etc. Sadly that caused an eating disorder, which many women unfortunately struggle with as well. After that I found a different agency in London which works with curvy & plus size models, they accepted m and that made me feel comfortable with myself. That is how it should be.'      Team Credits: photography: Raffaele Grosso talent: Maria Sillandi styling: Marco de Lucia art director: Gilda Koral Flora hair and make-up: Elisa Rampi   New exclusive digital editorial starring Maria Sillandi.     Maria: "I started modeling back when I was 17 years old. I was discovered in Estonia in a fast food restaurant. As I was not in the best shape at the time I had to loose weight to be able to model on a higher level. I was struggling, and if I had to go back in time I would not repeat it. I had to eat a certain amount of calories per day, was measuring my food, loosing hair etc. Sadly that caused an eating disorder, which many women unfortunately struggle with as well. After that I found a different agency in London which works with curvy & plus size models, they accepted m and that made me feel comfortable with myself. That is how it should be.'      Team Credits: photography: Raffaele Grosso talent: Maria Sillandi styling: Marco de Lucia art director: Gilda Koral Flora hair and make-up: Elisa Rampi  

Jacquemus presents the new collection "La Montagne" for Spring & Summer
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Jacquemus presents the new collection "La Montagne" for Spring & Summer

Fashion Week After pausing their shows for a year, they have arrived at La Montagne. They set out to explore men’s and women’s fashion once again together and with exhilaration; to elevate a Pop feeling; to reinvent our codes with extra strength.     Thus, we drew inspiration from trek and ski garments: crisp, technical fabrics; a mix of earthy and vibrant colours; reinterpreted outerwear; carabiners and strap systems that are both decorative and functional. Yet we also integrated lingerie features, interpreting contoured shapes and details in our own language of sensuality. Styling crosses over while proportions are constantly redrawing the body – from second-skin ribbed knits to ample, fold-over pants cinched with cord. In this shared wardrobe, men wear crop tops and women wear large cargo pants. The outcome: silhouettes that develop sport references with sexiness – at once multipurpose and exciting at first sight.     The collection proposes sharp constructions throughout: tailoring in stretch wool that is soft and fluid, or else lightly padded. Pants are cut long and lean with hook-and-eye fastenings that create flared legs. Dresses in viscose, lycra and mohair are similarly fitted and include slinky columns and angular skirts with delineated waistlines and deep slits. Crisp, coated wool jackets and poplin shirts are assembled with modular details such as an integrated belt bag or detachable pockets.     Outerwear garments are reimagined with a streetwear slant: jackets in ripstop or impermeable fabrics; detachable elements that transform into shorts; thumbholes in fluffier knits. Shearling makes its debut – from cropped to oversized, natural camel and ivory to crystal blue.     Layering takes many forms – from second-skin knits visible under larger volumes, to hybrid roll-up bustiers and harnesses worn over blouses and shirts. Colours are layered throughout the line-up, too. Tonal groupings of ecru, sand, khaki green and darker brown alternate with a vivid sport-inspired palette comprising saturated red, orange and shades of pink. For balance, cool blues are accented with optic green. Black reframes the sport attitude with sophisticated allure.     Surfaces are layered with fine straps and custom hardware – shiny gold clips and clasps, lingerie finishings and signature Jacquemus nameplates. Floppy flower petals are tacked onto puffer jackets for dimension, in addition to appearing as an all-over tonal or contrast motif.     All materials are of European origin, which allows for improved traceability and lower transport time, ultimately redu- cing the carbon footprint. Suppliers are largely eco-responsible in their manufacturing methods.     The new bag, Ciuciu, offers a compact horizontal shape that is rigid and boxy with an exaggerated chain and thick strap boasting a functional pocket. Jacquemus socks in recycled ribbed cotton, offered in a spectrum of complemen- tary hues, convey the completeness of each look.     Says Simon, “For this collection, after such a particular year, I wanted to gather people inside and share a fashion moment together. I wanted to focus on the clothes, the silhouettes, the colours, the fabrics, the details, and the energy of the models. I wanted the set to be minimal and sharp, recreating an abstract artistic mountain that portrays the ins- piration of the collection.” After pausing their shows for a year, they have arrived at La Montagne. They set out to explore men’s and women’s fashion once again together and with exhilaration; to elevate a Pop feeling; to reinvent our codes with extra strength.     Thus, we drew inspiration from trek and ski garments: crisp, technical fabrics; a mix of earthy and vibrant colours; reinterpreted outerwear; carabiners and strap systems that are both decorative and functional. Yet we also integrated lingerie features, interpreting contoured shapes and details in our own language of sensuality. Styling crosses over while proportions are constantly redrawing the body – from second-skin ribbed knits to ample, fold-over pants cinched with cord. In this shared wardrobe, men wear crop tops and women wear large cargo pants. The outcome: silhouettes that develop sport references with sexiness – at once multipurpose and exciting at first sight.     The collection proposes sharp constructions throughout: tailoring in stretch wool that is soft and fluid, or else lightly padded. Pants are cut long and lean with hook-and-eye fastenings that create flared legs. Dresses in viscose, lycra and mohair are similarly fitted and include slinky columns and angular skirts with delineated waistlines and deep slits. Crisp, coated wool jackets and poplin shirts are assembled with modular details such as an integrated belt bag or detachable pockets.     Outerwear garments are reimagined with a streetwear slant: jackets in ripstop or impermeable fabrics; detachable elements that transform into shorts; thumbholes in fluffier knits. Shearling makes its debut – from cropped to oversized, natural camel and ivory to crystal blue.     Layering takes many forms – from second-skin knits visible under larger volumes, to hybrid roll-up bustiers and harnesses worn over blouses and shirts. Colours are layered throughout the line-up, too. Tonal groupings of ecru, sand, khaki green and darker brown alternate with a vivid sport-inspired palette comprising saturated red, orange and shades of pink. For balance, cool blues are accented with optic green. Black reframes the sport attitude with sophisticated allure.     Surfaces are layered with fine straps and custom hardware – shiny gold clips and clasps, lingerie finishings and signature Jacquemus nameplates. Floppy flower petals are tacked onto puffer jackets for dimension, in addition to appearing as an all-over tonal or contrast motif.     All materials are of European origin, which allows for improved traceability and lower transport time, ultimately redu- cing the carbon footprint. Suppliers are largely eco-responsible in their manufacturing methods.     The new bag, Ciuciu, offers a compact horizontal shape that is rigid and boxy with an exaggerated chain and thick strap boasting a functional pocket. Jacquemus socks in recycled ribbed cotton, offered in a spectrum of complemen- tary hues, convey the completeness of each look.     Says Simon, “For this collection, after such a particular year, I wanted to gather people inside and share a fashion moment together. I wanted to focus on the clothes, the silhouettes, the colours, the fabrics, the details, and the energy of the models. I wanted the set to be minimal and sharp, recreating an abstract artistic mountain that portrays the ins- piration of the collection.”

Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Alexander McQueen
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Alexander McQueen

Fashion We are very excited to share our latest editorial collaboration with Alexander McQueen Numéro Netherlands x Alexander McQueen  Photography @vmerinoph  Fashion @ginogurrieri Hair and makeup @bastienzorzetto  Casting @timiletonja  Models @marcus.hansma@themovementmodels @roemerfris@theeyemgmt  Fashion Assistant @magdalenaroe  Fashion @alexandermcqueen Pre-Fall 2021 We are very excited to share our latest editorial collaboration with Alexander McQueen Numéro Netherlands x Alexander McQueen  Photography @vmerinoph  Fashion @ginogurrieri Hair and makeup @bastienzorzetto  Casting @timiletonja  Models @marcus.hansma@themovementmodels @roemerfris@theeyemgmt  Fashion Assistant @magdalenaroe  Fashion @alexandermcqueen Pre-Fall 2021

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