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FENTY releases four new shoes to round off your fall/winter looks
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FENTY releases four new shoes to round off your fall/winter looks

Accessories FENTY releases four new shoes to round off your fall/winter looks. Designed by Amina Muaddi, this shoe drop introduces four irresistible new designs to satisfy the most ardent of shoe fans. Available on FENTY.com   “I wanted to create footwear that represented the muse and the brand: strong, but refined and feminine” – Amina Muaddi     Selling out in record time, Muaddi’s summer collection for FENTY introduced a new inverted stiletto heel and delicate woven structures around the foot – statement features which carry through to the new designs. For the 11-20 fall release, she presents a pump, a sling back and two sandals, including a variation on last season’s best-selling Caged In sandal. Kicking off the collection is the Corset Pump, a modern take on the classically sexy stiletto, designed for the female gaze. Known for her use of pop materials to create glass-slipper-like shoes, Muaddi brings in a glossy, transparent PVC for the first colorway of the design in Electric Blue. With a pointy toe and accentuated heel, Corset Pump builds on last season’s theme of braiding in PVC laces threaded through eyelets across the foot, tying up at the ankle. Corset Pump is also available in Coco White leather with a metallic silver stiletto. Elevating everyday looks with effortless glamour, the second style, Don’t be Square, is a square-toed sling-back pump made from soft, rippling leather. Available in Ivory, the Don’t be Square has a chic, subtle design, aesthetically comparable to last season’s wearable Meshy Mule.     The showstopping third style, Ribbon Ropes, is a shiny stiletto sandal in Candy Pink or Jet Black. Structured satin ribbons and delicate crystal-embellished straps weave across the foot, curling up around the ankle to the mid-calf.     Finally, we return to where we started: the seductive Caged-In sandals. Originally designed in summery Candy Pink and Coco White, the Caged In returns in fall colors Electric Blue, Coco White, Jet Black and Crystal Black with the same caged structure of woven leather straps running all the way from the toe to the top of the calf.     Four new design, in four colors, the 11-20 Amina Muaddi collection is available now at FENTY.com and from November 14th on farfetch.com and levelshoes.com FENTY releases four new shoes to round off your fall/winter looks. Designed by Amina Muaddi, this shoe drop introduces four irresistible new designs to satisfy the most ardent of shoe fans. Available on FENTY.com   “I wanted to create footwear that represented the muse and the brand: strong, but refined and feminine” – Amina Muaddi     Selling out in record time, Muaddi’s summer collection for FENTY introduced a new inverted stiletto heel and delicate woven structures around the foot – statement features which carry through to the new designs. For the 11-20 fall release, she presents a pump, a sling back and two sandals, including a variation on last season’s best-selling Caged In sandal. Kicking off the collection is the Corset Pump, a modern take on the classically sexy stiletto, designed for the female gaze. Known for her use of pop materials to create glass-slipper-like shoes, Muaddi brings in a glossy, transparent PVC for the first colorway of the design in Electric Blue. With a pointy toe and accentuated heel, Corset Pump builds on last season’s theme of braiding in PVC laces threaded through eyelets across the foot, tying up at the ankle. Corset Pump is also available in Coco White leather with a metallic silver stiletto. Elevating everyday looks with effortless glamour, the second style, Don’t be Square, is a square-toed sling-back pump made from soft, rippling leather. Available in Ivory, the Don’t be Square has a chic, subtle design, aesthetically comparable to last season’s wearable Meshy Mule.     The showstopping third style, Ribbon Ropes, is a shiny stiletto sandal in Candy Pink or Jet Black. Structured satin ribbons and delicate crystal-embellished straps weave across the foot, curling up around the ankle to the mid-calf.     Finally, we return to where we started: the seductive Caged-In sandals. Originally designed in summery Candy Pink and Coco White, the Caged In returns in fall colors Electric Blue, Coco White, Jet Black and Crystal Black with the same caged structure of woven leather straps running all the way from the toe to the top of the calf.     Four new design, in four colors, the 11-20 Amina Muaddi collection is available now at FENTY.com and from November 14th on farfetch.com and levelshoes.com

Alexander McQueen presents womenswear for Pre Spring 2021
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Alexander McQueen presents womenswear for Pre Spring 2021

Fashion This collection was designed during lockdown. It is made predominantly out of stock fabric: over-printed, over-dyed - renewed.       alexandermcqueen.com This collection was designed during lockdown. It is made predominantly out of stock fabric: over-printed, over-dyed - renewed.       alexandermcqueen.com

FENDI ROMA presents the new collection for the holidays
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FENDI ROMA presents the new collection for the holidays

Fashion Get into the Holiday mood with FENDI’s new Collection dedicated to the most sparkling and wonderful time of the year.    The brand’s iconic FENDI Roma logo becomes the protagonist of a Collection, including Women’s and Men’s Ready-to-Wear and Accessories, designed to bring a touch of urban sophistication to the winter wardrobe.    Conceived for modern travelers, the Collection is injected with a functional and versatile spirit. In the Women’s range, chunky knits with the FENDI ROMA logo are paired with hyper feminine skirts, while the classic tracksuit gets a chic makeover coming in a fluid viscose satin enriched with golden FENDI ROMA bands. Men’s urban puffers are rendered in the signature FENDI yellow, also used for maxi logo scarves, showing a cozy feel contrasting with the impeccable minimalism of slick suits.     To meet the needs of the chilly and rainy season, FENDI also collaborates with K-Way® to offer a chic, customized version of the legendary reversible nylon windbreakers, which can be folded in a pocket and carried as a pouch. The printed face, coming in mat black, is matched with a solid one, - black and gold for Women, dark blue for Men. For a truly luxurious touch, FENDI and K-Way® also developed a Women’s and Men’s exclusive style, where nylon is combined with an FF logo printed on mink fur in brown.    To shine bright at the upcoming holiday events, FENDI, along with creating a range of FF logo jewelry pieces, including earring and a necklace to tie around the waist,  also presents a range of glamorous styles, inspired by the eternally charming party vibe of New York’s nightlife mecca Studio 54.       Gold metallic accents take center stage in the show-stopping GoldenCapsule Collection. Silhouettes get fluid and languid in the Lurex jersey frocks. Draped collars and sculptural plunging necklines define the maxi dresses revealing sensual high slits, the mini frocks showing contrasting black piping. Gold cloque is crafted for pleated skirts and jumpsuits, all paired with logo mesh bodysuits worn as see-through underpinnings.    Inspired by the actual FENDI packaging, the FENDI Roma Packaging styles, which made their debut on the FENDI Men’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 catwalk and followed in a pink color variation in the Women’s Collection, makes a comeback with Bags and Small Leather Goods framed in black and embellished with the iconic FENDI Roma logo. Developed in a restrained color palette of signature FENDI yellow and of delicate powder pink, the Collection plays with contrasts by juxtaposing the sharp cut and rigid constructions of the shopping bags to the cloud-like softness of the pouches featuring practical drawstrings. In addition, for a touch of exquisite extravaganza, the Collection also includes a bold interpretation of the Peekaboo bag decorated with a cascade of fringes.  An invite to enjoy the holiday season with a relaxed mood, jacquard, leather and shearling slippers featuring the iconic FF logo, while for more active explorations FENDI offers combat boots and revisited hiking ones with chunky soles.  Glamour, cozy or sporty…  Embrace the festive mood with the FENDI ROMA Holiday Collection.      Available in FENDI Boutiques and on fendi.com from November 2020.  Get into the Holiday mood with FENDI’s new Collection dedicated to the most sparkling and wonderful time of the year.    The brand’s iconic FENDI Roma logo becomes the protagonist of a Collection, including Women’s and Men’s Ready-to-Wear and Accessories, designed to bring a touch of urban sophistication to the winter wardrobe.    Conceived for modern travelers, the Collection is injected with a functional and versatile spirit. In the Women’s range, chunky knits with the FENDI ROMA logo are paired with hyper feminine skirts, while the classic tracksuit gets a chic makeover coming in a fluid viscose satin enriched with golden FENDI ROMA bands. Men’s urban puffers are rendered in the signature FENDI yellow, also used for maxi logo scarves, showing a cozy feel contrasting with the impeccable minimalism of slick suits.     To meet the needs of the chilly and rainy season, FENDI also collaborates with K-Way® to offer a chic, customized version of the legendary reversible nylon windbreakers, which can be folded in a pocket and carried as a pouch. The printed face, coming in mat black, is matched with a solid one, - black and gold for Women, dark blue for Men. For a truly luxurious touch, FENDI and K-Way® also developed a Women’s and Men’s exclusive style, where nylon is combined with an FF logo printed on mink fur in brown.    To shine bright at the upcoming holiday events, FENDI, along with creating a range of FF logo jewelry pieces, including earring and a necklace to tie around the waist,  also presents a range of glamorous styles, inspired by the eternally charming party vibe of New York’s nightlife mecca Studio 54.       Gold metallic accents take center stage in the show-stopping GoldenCapsule Collection. Silhouettes get fluid and languid in the Lurex jersey frocks. Draped collars and sculptural plunging necklines define the maxi dresses revealing sensual high slits, the mini frocks showing contrasting black piping. Gold cloque is crafted for pleated skirts and jumpsuits, all paired with logo mesh bodysuits worn as see-through underpinnings.    Inspired by the actual FENDI packaging, the FENDI Roma Packaging styles, which made their debut on the FENDI Men’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 catwalk and followed in a pink color variation in the Women’s Collection, makes a comeback with Bags and Small Leather Goods framed in black and embellished with the iconic FENDI Roma logo. Developed in a restrained color palette of signature FENDI yellow and of delicate powder pink, the Collection plays with contrasts by juxtaposing the sharp cut and rigid constructions of the shopping bags to the cloud-like softness of the pouches featuring practical drawstrings. In addition, for a touch of exquisite extravaganza, the Collection also includes a bold interpretation of the Peekaboo bag decorated with a cascade of fringes.  An invite to enjoy the holiday season with a relaxed mood, jacquard, leather and shearling slippers featuring the iconic FF logo, while for more active explorations FENDI offers combat boots and revisited hiking ones with chunky soles.  Glamour, cozy or sporty…  Embrace the festive mood with the FENDI ROMA Holiday Collection.      Available in FENDI Boutiques and on fendi.com from November 2020. 

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ZALANDO PRESENTS THEIR NEW HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN: WE WILL HUG AGAIN
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ZALANDO PRESENTS THEIR NEW HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN: WE WILL HUG AGAIN

Fashion This holiday season, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform forfashion and lifestyle, is celebrating the ultimate expression of human connection and solidarity: the hug. Against the backdrop of a challenging year of uncertainty and separation, human connection has never felt more important and the new Holiday Campaign, “We Will Hug Again”,seeks to convey the feeling of optimism and hope across Europe.   The campaign is brought to life through a series of Hug Portraits, intimate and emotive images captured by documentary and portrait photographer Sarah Blais. Complementing this is a heart-warming film, “100 Years of Hugs”, overseen and directed by globally renowned visual storyteller, Vincent Haycock, and set to the track ‘Godspeed’ by legendary singer-songwriter, Frank Ocean.   The simplicity and emotional impact of the hug can be felt throughout the campaign. Whether it’sfriends walking arm in arm, a daughter hugging her elderly father, or couples of all ages, genders and orientations embracing – the protagonists throughout are real and relatable people, taking the focus away from staging, models and fashion and placing it on the message of hope for the future when we will be able to hug our loved ones again.   “The central idea of our holiday campaign, human connection, is echoed in the way we engage with our customers. Our strategy is to be social first, allowing us to connect and engage withconsumers through relevant and relatable stories.” Barbara Daliri, Zalando’s Senior VicePresident Sales & Marketing, comments, “It was important for us to address the exceptionalcircumstances and uncertainty of this holiday season and at the same time share with ourcommunity the feeling of hope for the time when we will be able to reconnect with our loved ones.”     The campaign launched on 1st November and takes place across two months.    Hug Portraits appearing as huge unbranded murals in highly visible urban locations across Europe. They show two figures in an embrace, where the second person is missing and thequestion “Will We Hug Again?” is posed. From 8th November, Zalando reveals ownership an “100 Years of Hugs” shot by Haycock, still photography by Blais, OOH, DOOH and owned social channels by the large and diverse cast of this campaign. The 360°campaign was created in collaboration with creative agency, Anomaly Berlin and will be rolled out across Europe, in all 17 of Zalando’s markets.   The film was shot across Nigeria, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Sweden and Germany by four directors, beautifully curated by Haycock. Each film tells the story of one hug*, united by a central look and feel, enabling all films to be cut individually or together. Further adding to its moving nature, FrankOcean’s ‘Godspeed’ is a track that epitomises the feeling of human connection and togetherness. Message: “We Will Hug Again”. This message of hope will be depicted across numerous formats: from the completion of the murals with the second figure through all advertising, digital and social channels, including the moving film   Veit Moeller, Anomaly Berlin Executive Creative Director, adds: “This simple but powerful campaignis a promise for our future. The goal was to peel off all those outer layers associated with the Holiday season and identify the rawest and most iconic symbol of human connection: the hug. Shooting a campaign around the globe, totally remotely, during a global pandemic has been a beautiful challengeand we are excited to bring Zalando’s message to the world.”   #wewillhugagain @Zalando This holiday season, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform forfashion and lifestyle, is celebrating the ultimate expression of human connection and solidarity: the hug. Against the backdrop of a challenging year of uncertainty and separation, human connection has never felt more important and the new Holiday Campaign, “We Will Hug Again”,seeks to convey the feeling of optimism and hope across Europe.   The campaign is brought to life through a series of Hug Portraits, intimate and emotive images captured by documentary and portrait photographer Sarah Blais. Complementing this is a heart-warming film, “100 Years of Hugs”, overseen and directed by globally renowned visual storyteller, Vincent Haycock, and set to the track ‘Godspeed’ by legendary singer-songwriter, Frank Ocean.   The simplicity and emotional impact of the hug can be felt throughout the campaign. Whether it’sfriends walking arm in arm, a daughter hugging her elderly father, or couples of all ages, genders and orientations embracing – the protagonists throughout are real and relatable people, taking the focus away from staging, models and fashion and placing it on the message of hope for the future when we will be able to hug our loved ones again.   “The central idea of our holiday campaign, human connection, is echoed in the way we engage with our customers. Our strategy is to be social first, allowing us to connect and engage withconsumers through relevant and relatable stories.” Barbara Daliri, Zalando’s Senior VicePresident Sales & Marketing, comments, “It was important for us to address the exceptionalcircumstances and uncertainty of this holiday season and at the same time share with ourcommunity the feeling of hope for the time when we will be able to reconnect with our loved ones.”     The campaign launched on 1st November and takes place across two months.    Hug Portraits appearing as huge unbranded murals in highly visible urban locations across Europe. They show two figures in an embrace, where the second person is missing and thequestion “Will We Hug Again?” is posed. From 8th November, Zalando reveals ownership an “100 Years of Hugs” shot by Haycock, still photography by Blais, OOH, DOOH and owned social channels by the large and diverse cast of this campaign. The 360°campaign was created in collaboration with creative agency, Anomaly Berlin and will be rolled out across Europe, in all 17 of Zalando’s markets.   The film was shot across Nigeria, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Sweden and Germany by four directors, beautifully curated by Haycock. Each film tells the story of one hug*, united by a central look and feel, enabling all films to be cut individually or together. Further adding to its moving nature, FrankOcean’s ‘Godspeed’ is a track that epitomises the feeling of human connection and togetherness. Message: “We Will Hug Again”. This message of hope will be depicted across numerous formats: from the completion of the murals with the second figure through all advertising, digital and social channels, including the moving film   Veit Moeller, Anomaly Berlin Executive Creative Director, adds: “This simple but powerful campaignis a promise for our future. The goal was to peel off all those outer layers associated with the Holiday season and identify the rawest and most iconic symbol of human connection: the hug. Shooting a campaign around the globe, totally remotely, during a global pandemic has been a beautiful challengeand we are excited to bring Zalando’s message to the world.”   #wewillhugagain @Zalando

Wandler presents their new collection
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Wandler presents their new collection

Accessories Continuing on the focal point from past seasons, the PS21 collection is defined by Wandler’s approach to aesthetic and the duality in the use of colors, textures and shapes.      Available from November onwards. Continuing on the focal point from past seasons, the PS21 collection is defined by Wandler’s approach to aesthetic and the duality in the use of colors, textures and shapes.      Available from November onwards.

TWOJEYS LAUNCHES ‘SMILEY’ ITS FIRST COLLECTION IN PRE-SALE FORMAT
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TWOJEYS LAUNCHES ‘SMILEY’ ITS FIRST COLLECTION IN PRE-SALE FORMAT

Jewelry After the success of the Summer and Villa TWOJEYS collection, the new and long-awaited SMILEY is here, a collection that will be a turning point for the brand.   SMILEY has been launched, for the first time, in a pre-sale format with limited units and early access for the brand’s ‘close friends’. The collection consists exclusively of 25 pieces, where this time not only highlight the TWOJEYS jewelry but the collection consists of limited units of necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, as well as the original TJ notebook, two special boxes in wood to store the jewelry and the original carpet in the form of TJ Energy. The most exclusive collection has been a success, in less than 12 hours since its launch, several of the SMILEY products already have the sign of ‘sold out’ since last night. These include the Circle Bracelet, Not Happy Not Sad Ring, Double Trouble Necklace and TJ Energy Carpet. SMILEY’s pieces include the Not Happy Not Sad necklace and bracelet with a special magnet closure, available in two chain sizes L and XL. Not Happy Not Sad is the crown jewel of TWO- JEYS’ most urban collection to date.   Also launched the TJ Energy Earring, the first gold-plated earrings of the rm, so far TWOJEYS had in its collection the Crush earring, MJ, Papua, Cross and Bowies knife, all in silver, but in this new release the TJ Energy earrings are also available in gold and promise to be the must of TJ One of SMILEY’s masterpieces is the Vo- lume 3 Necklace in silver and gold ver- sion with the three iconic faces of TJ, a piece that is not made to be worn by just anyone  daring as none it represents the maximum underground expression in which this collection has been inspired. SMILEY is the most urban and daring collection of TWOJEYS. These new jewels in limited edition reflect the true sub culture in which Tj is so inspired for movies and campaigns since its beginnings, for this reason, SMILEY is the most special collection to date.   SMILEY COLLECTION IS IN PRE-SALE FORMAT AT TWOJEYS.COM FROM SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8TH     TWOJEYS is a unisex jewelry brand created in 2019 by Joan Margarit and Biel Juste. Inspired by the Californian style during a trip along Route 66 from Las Vegas to Palm Springs, they decided to embark on a new adventure and create the TWOJEYS universe. A brand of unique and timeless jewelry for him and her, designed and handmade in Spain with sustainable, local logistics and biodegradable packaging. Both founders, creative, enterprising and belonging to the Zgeneration have always been clear that “If you don’t nd whatyou are looking for, create it yourself”. With this motto as a banner, TJ aims to inspire and create a unique style, providing value that goes beyond a jewelry product. Twojeys is a family, united by a lifestyle that enhances the versatile and unisex side of the brand. After the success of the Summer and Villa TWOJEYS collection, the new and long-awaited SMILEY is here, a collection that will be a turning point for the brand.   SMILEY has been launched, for the first time, in a pre-sale format with limited units and early access for the brand’s ‘close friends’. The collection consists exclusively of 25 pieces, where this time not only highlight the TWOJEYS jewelry but the collection consists of limited units of necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, as well as the original TJ notebook, two special boxes in wood to store the jewelry and the original carpet in the form of TJ Energy. The most exclusive collection has been a success, in less than 12 hours since its launch, several of the SMILEY products already have the sign of ‘sold out’ since last night. These include the Circle Bracelet, Not Happy Not Sad Ring, Double Trouble Necklace and TJ Energy Carpet. SMILEY’s pieces include the Not Happy Not Sad necklace and bracelet with a special magnet closure, available in two chain sizes L and XL. Not Happy Not Sad is the crown jewel of TWO- JEYS’ most urban collection to date.   Also launched the TJ Energy Earring, the first gold-plated earrings of the rm, so far TWOJEYS had in its collection the Crush earring, MJ, Papua, Cross and Bowies knife, all in silver, but in this new release the TJ Energy earrings are also available in gold and promise to be the must of TJ One of SMILEY’s masterpieces is the Vo- lume 3 Necklace in silver and gold ver- sion with the three iconic faces of TJ, a piece that is not made to be worn by just anyone  daring as none it represents the maximum underground expression in which this collection has been inspired. SMILEY is the most urban and daring collection of TWOJEYS. These new jewels in limited edition reflect the true sub culture in which Tj is so inspired for movies and campaigns since its beginnings, for this reason, SMILEY is the most special collection to date.   SMILEY COLLECTION IS IN PRE-SALE FORMAT AT TWOJEYS.COM FROM SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8TH     TWOJEYS is a unisex jewelry brand created in 2019 by Joan Margarit and Biel Juste. Inspired by the Californian style during a trip along Route 66 from Las Vegas to Palm Springs, they decided to embark on a new adventure and create the TWOJEYS universe. A brand of unique and timeless jewelry for him and her, designed and handmade in Spain with sustainable, local logistics and biodegradable packaging. Both founders, creative, enterprising and belonging to the Zgeneration have always been clear that “If you don’t nd whatyou are looking for, create it yourself”. With this motto as a banner, TJ aims to inspire and create a unique style, providing value that goes beyond a jewelry product. Twojeys is a family, united by a lifestyle that enhances the versatile and unisex side of the brand.

Alexander McQueen is pleased to announce the launch of the gifting collection
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Alexander McQueen is pleased to announce the launch of the gifting collection

Accessories Alexander McQueen is pleased to announce the launch of the gifting collection for the holiday season.   A mix of exciting pieces and exclusive new designs, it includes jewellery, bags, evening clutches, scarves and central to the o ering, a set of beautifully designed playing cards and an Alexander McQueen alphabet of gold and silver pendants and sneaker charms. With their sharp edges, antique nish and instantly recognisable metal skulls, letters are the embodiment of the juxtaposition between a respect for tradition and innovation that lies at the heart of the house. Alexander McQueen is pleased to announce the launch of the gifting collection for the holiday season.   A mix of exciting pieces and exclusive new designs, it includes jewellery, bags, evening clutches, scarves and central to the o ering, a set of beautifully designed playing cards and an Alexander McQueen alphabet of gold and silver pendants and sneaker charms. With their sharp edges, antique nish and instantly recognisable metal skulls, letters are the embodiment of the juxtaposition between a respect for tradition and innovation that lies at the heart of the house.

Givenchy Christmas gifts for him &  her
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Givenchy Christmas gifts for him & her

Accessories Givenchy shares their new products available for Christmas and perfect for gifting.    The Christmas products will be in store and online www.givenchy.com from mid-November.   #GIVENCHY Givenchy shares their new products available for Christmas and perfect for gifting.    The Christmas products will be in store and online www.givenchy.com from mid-November.   #GIVENCHY

PARO STORE: An independent digital retail platform
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PARO STORE: An independent digital retail platform

Fashion  PARO STORE has taken a different approach to e-retail. Founded in Amsterdam and serving the world, PARO offers a diverse range of independent design-focused brands all of which are driving positive change in the fashion industry. PARO STORE gives equal priority to design and sustainability, so shoppers do not have to compromise on aesthetics or their morals. At launch PARO brings together clothing and accessories for all, from Ullac OY, Mia Larsson, Aëdon, Atmos and Pat Guzik amongst others.     PARO STORE is the idea of two Amsterdam based creatives: Ruth Sutherland and Zoe Patience. Before they met as expats in Amsterdam, Ruth was working as a digital marketing director with Nike and Johnnie Walker and Zoe was a senior merchandiser for Calvin Klein. Their complimentary experience matched a shared frustration with the unsustainable norms of the fashion industry and led them to leave their jobs and focus on creating something different. Their approach to PARO STORE balances being a business with being a catalyst for positive change in the world.     “We know that most people want to shop in a more sustainable way, but they don’t want to compromise; something we totally understand. We want to change people's mindset by showing them that this really is the most exciting, creative and innovative side of the fashion industry. And it doesn’t involve compromising in any way.” Ruth.   The clothing industry is polluting and exploitative, and its processes deeply entrenched. There is real change happening though, and the most exciting change is being driven by a community of smaller brands and independent designers. Despite increasing demand for sustainable clothing, these brands are difficult for shoppers to find online - where there are increasingly fewer, bigger winners. PARO STORE provides a platform for many such brands and designers to come together. Each brand has its individual space on the site yet gains strength from the exposure delivered as part of a collective.  Visit PARO STORE here.  PARO STORE has taken a different approach to e-retail. Founded in Amsterdam and serving the world, PARO offers a diverse range of independent design-focused brands all of which are driving positive change in the fashion industry. PARO STORE gives equal priority to design and sustainability, so shoppers do not have to compromise on aesthetics or their morals. At launch PARO brings together clothing and accessories for all, from Ullac OY, Mia Larsson, Aëdon, Atmos and Pat Guzik amongst others.     PARO STORE is the idea of two Amsterdam based creatives: Ruth Sutherland and Zoe Patience. Before they met as expats in Amsterdam, Ruth was working as a digital marketing director with Nike and Johnnie Walker and Zoe was a senior merchandiser for Calvin Klein. Their complimentary experience matched a shared frustration with the unsustainable norms of the fashion industry and led them to leave their jobs and focus on creating something different. Their approach to PARO STORE balances being a business with being a catalyst for positive change in the world.     “We know that most people want to shop in a more sustainable way, but they don’t want to compromise; something we totally understand. We want to change people's mindset by showing them that this really is the most exciting, creative and innovative side of the fashion industry. And it doesn’t involve compromising in any way.” Ruth.   The clothing industry is polluting and exploitative, and its processes deeply entrenched. There is real change happening though, and the most exciting change is being driven by a community of smaller brands and independent designers. Despite increasing demand for sustainable clothing, these brands are difficult for shoppers to find online - where there are increasingly fewer, bigger winners. PARO STORE provides a platform for many such brands and designers to come together. Each brand has its individual space on the site yet gains strength from the exposure delivered as part of a collective.  Visit PARO STORE here.

LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE 2021
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LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE 2021

Fashion A city: wherever you want A place: mine   A Cruise Collection, inspired by a stationary journey. A contradiction, but not a burden. Rather a departure inwards, when time is providential. To explore one's own territory of style-driven emotions, memorable colours, enthralling cuts, curated wardrobe expertise. Time for the designer to encapsulate his elective affinities. Time for creative contemplation to rediscover oneself.   Assert that fashion is a game. Game On, or creative freedom playing with canvas, mingling lines between the Monogram flowers and four suits of a card deck. In this fantasy of illusion, clubs bloom, spades pierce, diamonds sparkle, and the almighty heart reigns. The Monogram plays its ace on the House's most iconic accessories. It expresses a particular art of living that keeps the trunk-making heritage alive. It's the symbolism of a deck of cards, the traveller's loyal companion, entertainment cultivating togetherness. Game On is a lighthearted adventure in which all of the House's spheres of expertise play a role, driven by passionate craftsmanship, their winning card.   With the 2021 Cruise Collection, Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton Women’s Collections Creative Director, invites us on a very personal journey. The designer's time: his past, present, and endless possibilities for the future.   “I looked somewhere that has been calling out to me for a long time, somewhere I hadn’t taken the time to go back to. To uncover one inspiration after another. This is an exploration of my creative identity.” Nicolas Ghesquière.   Photos were shot by Nicolas Krief in Nicolas Ghesquière's studio located in Pont-Neuf, Paris. A city: wherever you want A place: mine   A Cruise Collection, inspired by a stationary journey. A contradiction, but not a burden. Rather a departure inwards, when time is providential. To explore one's own territory of style-driven emotions, memorable colours, enthralling cuts, curated wardrobe expertise. Time for the designer to encapsulate his elective affinities. Time for creative contemplation to rediscover oneself.   Assert that fashion is a game. Game On, or creative freedom playing with canvas, mingling lines between the Monogram flowers and four suits of a card deck. In this fantasy of illusion, clubs bloom, spades pierce, diamonds sparkle, and the almighty heart reigns. The Monogram plays its ace on the House's most iconic accessories. It expresses a particular art of living that keeps the trunk-making heritage alive. It's the symbolism of a deck of cards, the traveller's loyal companion, entertainment cultivating togetherness. Game On is a lighthearted adventure in which all of the House's spheres of expertise play a role, driven by passionate craftsmanship, their winning card.   With the 2021 Cruise Collection, Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton Women’s Collections Creative Director, invites us on a very personal journey. The designer's time: his past, present, and endless possibilities for the future.   “I looked somewhere that has been calling out to me for a long time, somewhere I hadn’t taken the time to go back to. To uncover one inspiration after another. This is an exploration of my creative identity.” Nicolas Ghesquière.   Photos were shot by Nicolas Krief in Nicolas Ghesquière's studio located in Pont-Neuf, Paris.

A NEW CARTIER COLLECTION OF OBJECTS THAT SUBTLY ENTER INTO EVERYDAY LIFE
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A NEW CARTIER COLLECTION OF OBJECTS THAT SUBTLY ENTER INTO EVERYDAY LIFE

Jewelry To treat yourself or give as a gift, for today or for the future. Stylish objects with that extra something to bring beauty into your life. For ourselves, for mothers, for babies, to inspire, to say thank you, to mark a special occasion, for supporting you, for being in your life, to surprise or show your love...   As simple and intriguing as they are, from music boxes to writing papers, they form part of a long established tradition. Since 1880, Cartier was interested in everyday objects, from the earliest fragrance bottles to powder compacts, from inkwells to stationery presented in its own dedicated exhibition at Cartier New York. Through decoration, writing and travel, Cartier explores everyday life, like it explores the cultures of the world. By the 1930s, shortly after the creation of the S for Silver department – intended for the creation of luxury gifts and useful objects such as lighters, pocket watches and belts – Louis Cartier, the founder’s grandson, highlighted the importance he attached to accessories in an interview with the press:  “In fact, we do not only produce luxury jewellery. I would say, monsieur, that jewellery like ours is as capable of adorning a woman’s shoulders with a dazzling necklace as it is of filling her handbag with a powder compact, a mirror,  a small comb and even business cards, all stamped with the same seal of originality and art.” Louis Cartier.   A notebook and pencil for writing, a rattle for the baby, a game of solitaire to play, a vase for decoration... all these objects respond to the desire to bring joy to yourself and others. Four collections around the theme of decoration, writing, childhood and games to bring beauty into your life. They start with the selection of precious and irresistible materials. Metal, porcelain, leather, paper, cashmere: choices influenced by criteria of elegance and durability. Four collections of objects, from practical to playful, delicate to portable, for young and for old, all linked by their emblematic codes: panther, Double C, menagerie... Maison signatures echoing the history and universe of Cartier. To treat yourself or give as a gift, for today or for the future. Stylish objects with that extra something to bring beauty into your life. For ourselves, for mothers, for babies, to inspire, to say thank you, to mark a special occasion, for supporting you, for being in your life, to surprise or show your love...   As simple and intriguing as they are, from music boxes to writing papers, they form part of a long established tradition. Since 1880, Cartier was interested in everyday objects, from the earliest fragrance bottles to powder compacts, from inkwells to stationery presented in its own dedicated exhibition at Cartier New York. Through decoration, writing and travel, Cartier explores everyday life, like it explores the cultures of the world. By the 1930s, shortly after the creation of the S for Silver department – intended for the creation of luxury gifts and useful objects such as lighters, pocket watches and belts – Louis Cartier, the founder’s grandson, highlighted the importance he attached to accessories in an interview with the press:  “In fact, we do not only produce luxury jewellery. I would say, monsieur, that jewellery like ours is as capable of adorning a woman’s shoulders with a dazzling necklace as it is of filling her handbag with a powder compact, a mirror,  a small comb and even business cards, all stamped with the same seal of originality and art.” Louis Cartier.   A notebook and pencil for writing, a rattle for the baby, a game of solitaire to play, a vase for decoration... all these objects respond to the desire to bring joy to yourself and others. Four collections around the theme of decoration, writing, childhood and games to bring beauty into your life. They start with the selection of precious and irresistible materials. Metal, porcelain, leather, paper, cashmere: choices influenced by criteria of elegance and durability. Four collections of objects, from practical to playful, delicate to portable, for young and for old, all linked by their emblematic codes: panther, Double C, menagerie... Maison signatures echoing the history and universe of Cartier.

Filling Pieces presents AW20 Editorial ‘Au Revoir’, shot in Morocco by Miftha Bahardeen
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Filling Pieces presents AW20 Editorial ‘Au Revoir’, shot in Morocco by Miftha Bahardeen

Fashion A story made in collaboration with local Morrocan creatives.      In succession of the release of the AW20 SPIRIT collection, Amsterdam fashion house Filling Pieces created a new magical editorial, shot in Morocco by photographer Miftha Bahardeen.      Au Revoir, as the editorial is titled, shows a journey to Casablanca. As a way of visualizing human connection, the story captures different individuals brought together by desire, longing, and spiritual bond—representing the so-called, fifth element of Spirit, referring to this season’s collection theme.      The editorial is shot in the Casablanca region in collaboration with local creatives. Menswear creative Mohcine Harisse stars as the protagonist in this spiritual love story, along with Moroccan talents Rania Malek, Youssef Mascou, Younes Mascou, and Youssef Hani. Harisse is also featured in a short Q&A about the editorial, his relationship with the brand, and the creative scene in Morocco. The interview can be found on the Filling Pieces website.     Filling Pieces full AW20 collection is now available at Fillingpieces.com, the Filling Pieces Satellite Store in Amsterdam, and selected retailers worldwide.     The full editorial, along with the exclusive interview with Mohcine, will go live on Fillingpieces.com from Monday, November 9th. A story made in collaboration with local Morrocan creatives.      In succession of the release of the AW20 SPIRIT collection, Amsterdam fashion house Filling Pieces created a new magical editorial, shot in Morocco by photographer Miftha Bahardeen.      Au Revoir, as the editorial is titled, shows a journey to Casablanca. As a way of visualizing human connection, the story captures different individuals brought together by desire, longing, and spiritual bond—representing the so-called, fifth element of Spirit, referring to this season’s collection theme.      The editorial is shot in the Casablanca region in collaboration with local creatives. Menswear creative Mohcine Harisse stars as the protagonist in this spiritual love story, along with Moroccan talents Rania Malek, Youssef Mascou, Younes Mascou, and Youssef Hani. Harisse is also featured in a short Q&A about the editorial, his relationship with the brand, and the creative scene in Morocco. The interview can be found on the Filling Pieces website.     Filling Pieces full AW20 collection is now available at Fillingpieces.com, the Filling Pieces Satellite Store in Amsterdam, and selected retailers worldwide.     The full editorial, along with the exclusive interview with Mohcine, will go live on Fillingpieces.com from Monday, November 9th.

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