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REDVALENTINO SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION
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REDVALENTINO SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion A new wind is blowing. It’s time for transformation, for discovering new levels of identity and new meanings, for changing perspective while looking at what is familiar and well known. REDValentino takes up the challenge and embraces the Spring/Summer 2021 season with a new attitude: free, independent, a bit radical.   REDValentino hits the streets, takes some risks, experiences a new bravery. The attitude gets a tad erce, irreverent, fearless. The brand’s aesthetic and stylistic codes remain the same, but they are exaggerated, blown up. The “so RED” bows, ruf es and ounces nd new proportions, new contexts, new pairings. They loose their familiar delicacy to become eye-catching symbols of a rediscovered independent femininity.   Silhouettes and lengths are reconsidered for a new look, which exudes street realness. Ruf es punctuate mini nylon frocks, the classic eyelet is magni ed on breezy dresses, point d’esprit tulle is matched with cotton t-shirts and oversized sweatshirts. Outerwear pieces with a technical look counterbalanced the ethereal femininity of tulle ounced designs, while oversized ruf es add a couture-like touch to jersey tops. Denim is manipulated to shape eye-catching attires with a customized,artisanal and very personal attitude. The restrained, concise palette of black, white and powder pink also welcomes vibrant touch of neon orange and acid green.   The ultra softness of the “Knot Me Up!”, a nylon shoulder strap embellished with a maxi bow detail, contrasts with the urban graphic look of the platform sandals featuring a puffy strap or a signature bow. “I think this season, it was really time to bring REDValentino into the street, exploring a new sense of authenticity and independency,” says the creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. “I wanted to show a new, disruptive take on the brand’s signature aesthetic codes, delivering a wardrobe for cool, free, independent girls.” A new wind is blowing. It’s time for transformation, for discovering new levels of identity and new meanings, for changing perspective while looking at what is familiar and well known. REDValentino takes up the challenge and embraces the Spring/Summer 2021 season with a new attitude: free, independent, a bit radical.   REDValentino hits the streets, takes some risks, experiences a new bravery. The attitude gets a tad erce, irreverent, fearless. The brand’s aesthetic and stylistic codes remain the same, but they are exaggerated, blown up. The “so RED” bows, ruf es and ounces nd new proportions, new contexts, new pairings. They loose their familiar delicacy to become eye-catching symbols of a rediscovered independent femininity.   Silhouettes and lengths are reconsidered for a new look, which exudes street realness. Ruf es punctuate mini nylon frocks, the classic eyelet is magni ed on breezy dresses, point d’esprit tulle is matched with cotton t-shirts and oversized sweatshirts. Outerwear pieces with a technical look counterbalanced the ethereal femininity of tulle ounced designs, while oversized ruf es add a couture-like touch to jersey tops. Denim is manipulated to shape eye-catching attires with a customized,artisanal and very personal attitude. The restrained, concise palette of black, white and powder pink also welcomes vibrant touch of neon orange and acid green.   The ultra softness of the “Knot Me Up!”, a nylon shoulder strap embellished with a maxi bow detail, contrasts with the urban graphic look of the platform sandals featuring a puffy strap or a signature bow. “I think this season, it was really time to bring REDValentino into the street, exploring a new sense of authenticity and independency,” says the creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. “I wanted to show a new, disruptive take on the brand’s signature aesthetic codes, delivering a wardrobe for cool, free, independent girls.”

Introducing Allbirds Apparel with Purpose: A nature-evolved collection of form and function
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Introducing Allbirds Apparel with Purpose: A nature-evolved collection of form and function

Fashion The future of fashion is one that feels better, on you and on the planet. And in 2020, it’s become more clear than ever that the most modern way of life is to live one closer to nature.   From the start, we knew that our vision of evolved environmentalism was broader than just shoes. And as the chasm between disposable fast fashion and utilitarian basics has grown, the fashion industry has clung to the same outdated methods that continue to drive excessive carbon emissions, soil depletion, and synthetic waste.    So we asked ourselves, why couldn’t we give people clothes they’ll love and simply make them better?   Allbirds Apparel: The Future of Fashion:   This October, we are extending our responsible, modern minimalism beyond shoes. We leaned into our core tenets–simple design, premium natural materials, and commitment to sustainability–to create Apparel with purpose. Allbirds Apparel not only feels better, performs better, and looks better, it’s also better for the planet.     The introductory collection––TrinoXO™ Tee, Wool Jumper, Cardi, and TrinoTM Puffer––aren’t just a return to nature, they’re an evolution of nature. The world’s first full line of Apparel to be labelled with the Carbon Footprint of each piece, these cutting-edge classics combine next-generation natural textile innovation with an appreciation for heritage methods and materials. Embodying our “right amount of nothing” design philosophy, Allbirds Apparel is subtle yet visually distinctive, and feels luxurious.    TrinoXO™ Tee  Your new favourite tee is made from sustainably sourced, renewable materials. The TrinoXO™ Tee’s secret ingredient is Allbirds’s latest material innovation – XO™, a naturally derived fibre made from discarded shells from marine life, the second most abundant biopolymer on Earth. The chitosan from these shells has unique capabilities, allowing your clothes to stay fresh for longer without relying on extractive materials like Zinc or Silver. The TrinoXO™ Tee may be made from a revolutionary material, but it is a celebration of classic, heritage design.    Wool Cardi + Jumper Knit from premium ZQ-certified New Zealand Merino, Allbirds’s sweaters are a true celebration of our favourite wonder-fibre. Like all of Allbirds’s Wool, the Merino in the Cardi and Jumper is superfine and responsibly sourced. The Cardi and Jumper are an extension of Allbirds’s unique take on minimalism – slightly oversized with a textured knit structure and distinctive design details, you’ll be reaching for these sweaters all winter long.    TrinoTM Puffer Traditional puffers are made from oil-derived synthetic fabrics, toxic fluorine-based water repellents, and down fill. Not anymore – the Allbirds TrinoTM Puffer is a unique take on the classic silhouette that unites expressive design and environmental responsibility. The exterior is made of a Merino and Tencel blend, with a fluorine-free Durable Water Repellent (DWR) to keep you dry. Instead of traditional or synthetic down, our Puffer is filled with Tencel and recycled polyester, creating an innovative and effective down-alternative.    The future of fashion requires less washing  The future of fashion is made with better materials The future of fashion is measured The future of fashion is carbon neutral The future of fashion is form and function The future of fashion is no compromise. The future of fashion is one that feels better, on you and on the planet. And in 2020, it’s become more clear than ever that the most modern way of life is to live one closer to nature.   From the start, we knew that our vision of evolved environmentalism was broader than just shoes. And as the chasm between disposable fast fashion and utilitarian basics has grown, the fashion industry has clung to the same outdated methods that continue to drive excessive carbon emissions, soil depletion, and synthetic waste.    So we asked ourselves, why couldn’t we give people clothes they’ll love and simply make them better?   Allbirds Apparel: The Future of Fashion:   This October, we are extending our responsible, modern minimalism beyond shoes. We leaned into our core tenets–simple design, premium natural materials, and commitment to sustainability–to create Apparel with purpose. Allbirds Apparel not only feels better, performs better, and looks better, it’s also better for the planet.     The introductory collection––TrinoXO™ Tee, Wool Jumper, Cardi, and TrinoTM Puffer––aren’t just a return to nature, they’re an evolution of nature. The world’s first full line of Apparel to be labelled with the Carbon Footprint of each piece, these cutting-edge classics combine next-generation natural textile innovation with an appreciation for heritage methods and materials. Embodying our “right amount of nothing” design philosophy, Allbirds Apparel is subtle yet visually distinctive, and feels luxurious.    TrinoXO™ Tee  Your new favourite tee is made from sustainably sourced, renewable materials. The TrinoXO™ Tee’s secret ingredient is Allbirds’s latest material innovation – XO™, a naturally derived fibre made from discarded shells from marine life, the second most abundant biopolymer on Earth. The chitosan from these shells has unique capabilities, allowing your clothes to stay fresh for longer without relying on extractive materials like Zinc or Silver. The TrinoXO™ Tee may be made from a revolutionary material, but it is a celebration of classic, heritage design.    Wool Cardi + Jumper Knit from premium ZQ-certified New Zealand Merino, Allbirds’s sweaters are a true celebration of our favourite wonder-fibre. Like all of Allbirds’s Wool, the Merino in the Cardi and Jumper is superfine and responsibly sourced. The Cardi and Jumper are an extension of Allbirds’s unique take on minimalism – slightly oversized with a textured knit structure and distinctive design details, you’ll be reaching for these sweaters all winter long.    TrinoTM Puffer Traditional puffers are made from oil-derived synthetic fabrics, toxic fluorine-based water repellents, and down fill. Not anymore – the Allbirds TrinoTM Puffer is a unique take on the classic silhouette that unites expressive design and environmental responsibility. The exterior is made of a Merino and Tencel blend, with a fluorine-free Durable Water Repellent (DWR) to keep you dry. Instead of traditional or synthetic down, our Puffer is filled with Tencel and recycled polyester, creating an innovative and effective down-alternative.    The future of fashion requires less washing  The future of fashion is made with better materials The future of fashion is measured The future of fashion is carbon neutral The future of fashion is form and function The future of fashion is no compromise.

PRADA RE-NYLON
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PRADA RE-NYLON

Fashion The spectrum of Prada Re-Nylon expands for 2020, offering ready-to-wear, footwear and accessories for men and women. An expansion of ideas, a broadening of scope and a re-commitment to responsible retail and sustainable business practices.   The Prada Re-Nylon collection is a groundbreaking evolution of the brand’s mostrecognisable signifier, nylon - an emblem of Prada’s distinct viewpoint on modernluxury, an industrial beauty, and contemporary life for more than four decades. Re-Nylon is the next step in fabric technology and sustainable luxury - a textile that can be endlessly regenerated without loss of quality, a true cyclical luxury.   Prada Re-Nylon first debuted in 2019 with a capsule bag collection of six classic styles for men and women: a wardrobe of accessories created from the ecologically-conscious, 100% sustainable regenerated nylon. For 2020, the range is expanded and extended, translating Re-Nylon into Prada ready-to-wear for the firsttime. Also for the first time, both of Prada’s signature nylon textiles are offered insustainable Re-Nylon fabrications. Prada’s nylon gabardine is an icon ofcontemporary luxury, fine yet hard-wearing and lustrous, woven on silk looms; while nylon Piuma - Italian for ‘feather’ - is an incredibly fine and lightweight nylon with the feel and handle of silk. Here, both are reinvented for the 21st century in entirely regenerated and future-sustainable Re-Nylon textile - a next generation Prada.   Translating Re-Nylon into Prada ready-to-wear, pieces fuse sportswear elements with silhouettes and approaches of luxury: slim-line tailored single-breasted overcoats for men, full-skirted and slender cocktail dresses and cocoon-coats for women. Alongside these gendered offerings are fluid sports clothing, padded jackets, spots-detailed trousers and shorts, and t-shirts. Paying homage to the iconic 1984 Prada nylon backpack - the first introduction of nylon into the sphere of luxury - dresses feature front-pockets, buckles and webbing shoulder-straps, a hybrid of accessory and attire, utility as decoration. By seemingly reworking the Prada backpack into a dress, it also echoes the notion of recycling and regeneration, the changing of old into new that is central to the ethos of Re-Nylon.   Alongside ready-to-wear, the collection features the first Re-Nylon footwear, regenerated nylon used to create new iterations of the Monolith combat boots and shoes, and low- and high-top sneakers. The accessory offering is also expanded, including hats, belts and multiple bag silhouettes for men and women. These styles include belt-bags, backpacks, cross-body styles and an archival Re-Edition style drawn from 2000, highlighting the continuous and timeless appeal of Prada nylon. All accessories and garments feature the Prada Re-Nylon logo, the Prada triangular logo reworked as a looping arrow, a symbol of perpetual renewal and of the cyclical, everlasting life of Re-Nylon.   Prada Re-Nylon is entirely crafted from a regenerated nylon created through the recycling and purification of plastic collected from oceans, fishing nets, landfills and textile fibre waste globally. Through a process of de-molymerization, purification and then transformation into new polymers and then threads, this material can be recuperated and made into new nylon fabric. The choice of the ECONYL® yarn for the Prada Re-Nylon collection actively contributes to the reduction of the global warming up to 90%* compared to the use of the virgin nylon yarn.   Representing a commitment to sustainable practice now and in the future, the expansion of the Prada Re-Nylon offering renews a company-wide estimate goal for sustainability: to convert all Prada virgin nylon into regenerated nylon by the end of 2021. Furthermore, this bold and ongoing decision represents a shift in how we seeluxury as fundamental as Prada’s introduction of nylon. If that invented a modern,industrial concept of luxury, Re-Nylon proposes a new notion. It transforms not only methods of production, but also that of the final product - in that it proposes that no product is truly final. Re-Nylon is not an idea of luxury, but an ideology - one that is sustainable and truly responsible.   The Prada Re-Nylon collection is available in selected Prada boutiques worldwide with dedicated in-store and window set-ups, via prada.com as well as through selected retail partners with special pop-up stores. The spectrum of Prada Re-Nylon expands for 2020, offering ready-to-wear, footwear and accessories for men and women. An expansion of ideas, a broadening of scope and a re-commitment to responsible retail and sustainable business practices.   The Prada Re-Nylon collection is a groundbreaking evolution of the brand’s mostrecognisable signifier, nylon - an emblem of Prada’s distinct viewpoint on modernluxury, an industrial beauty, and contemporary life for more than four decades. Re-Nylon is the next step in fabric technology and sustainable luxury - a textile that can be endlessly regenerated without loss of quality, a true cyclical luxury.   Prada Re-Nylon first debuted in 2019 with a capsule bag collection of six classic styles for men and women: a wardrobe of accessories created from the ecologically-conscious, 100% sustainable regenerated nylon. For 2020, the range is expanded and extended, translating Re-Nylon into Prada ready-to-wear for the firsttime. Also for the first time, both of Prada’s signature nylon textiles are offered insustainable Re-Nylon fabrications. Prada’s nylon gabardine is an icon ofcontemporary luxury, fine yet hard-wearing and lustrous, woven on silk looms; while nylon Piuma - Italian for ‘feather’ - is an incredibly fine and lightweight nylon with the feel and handle of silk. Here, both are reinvented for the 21st century in entirely regenerated and future-sustainable Re-Nylon textile - a next generation Prada.   Translating Re-Nylon into Prada ready-to-wear, pieces fuse sportswear elements with silhouettes and approaches of luxury: slim-line tailored single-breasted overcoats for men, full-skirted and slender cocktail dresses and cocoon-coats for women. Alongside these gendered offerings are fluid sports clothing, padded jackets, spots-detailed trousers and shorts, and t-shirts. Paying homage to the iconic 1984 Prada nylon backpack - the first introduction of nylon into the sphere of luxury - dresses feature front-pockets, buckles and webbing shoulder-straps, a hybrid of accessory and attire, utility as decoration. By seemingly reworking the Prada backpack into a dress, it also echoes the notion of recycling and regeneration, the changing of old into new that is central to the ethos of Re-Nylon.   Alongside ready-to-wear, the collection features the first Re-Nylon footwear, regenerated nylon used to create new iterations of the Monolith combat boots and shoes, and low- and high-top sneakers. The accessory offering is also expanded, including hats, belts and multiple bag silhouettes for men and women. These styles include belt-bags, backpacks, cross-body styles and an archival Re-Edition style drawn from 2000, highlighting the continuous and timeless appeal of Prada nylon. All accessories and garments feature the Prada Re-Nylon logo, the Prada triangular logo reworked as a looping arrow, a symbol of perpetual renewal and of the cyclical, everlasting life of Re-Nylon.   Prada Re-Nylon is entirely crafted from a regenerated nylon created through the recycling and purification of plastic collected from oceans, fishing nets, landfills and textile fibre waste globally. Through a process of de-molymerization, purification and then transformation into new polymers and then threads, this material can be recuperated and made into new nylon fabric. The choice of the ECONYL® yarn for the Prada Re-Nylon collection actively contributes to the reduction of the global warming up to 90%* compared to the use of the virgin nylon yarn.   Representing a commitment to sustainable practice now and in the future, the expansion of the Prada Re-Nylon offering renews a company-wide estimate goal for sustainability: to convert all Prada virgin nylon into regenerated nylon by the end of 2021. Furthermore, this bold and ongoing decision represents a shift in how we seeluxury as fundamental as Prada’s introduction of nylon. If that invented a modern,industrial concept of luxury, Re-Nylon proposes a new notion. It transforms not only methods of production, but also that of the final product - in that it proposes that no product is truly final. Re-Nylon is not an idea of luxury, but an ideology - one that is sustainable and truly responsible.   The Prada Re-Nylon collection is available in selected Prada boutiques worldwide with dedicated in-store and window set-ups, via prada.com as well as through selected retail partners with special pop-up stores.

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BALENCIAGA COLLABORATES WITH VIBRAM FOR THE BALENCIAGA TOE
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BALENCIAGA COLLABORATES WITH VIBRAM FOR THE BALENCIAGA TOE

Fashion Introduced on the watery floor of Balenciaga’s Winter 20 runway presentation,the Balenciaga Toe is a collaboration with Italian footwear brand Vibram. A limited-edition version will appear in a selection of international Balenciaga stores and online retailers on October 16th, 2020.   Vibram, recognized as the worldwide leader in rubber sole production, is also well known for its patented FiveFingers shoes, which fit a flexible sole onto the foot, separating each toe and allowing for better tactile perception while walking or climbing.   The Balenciaga Toe collection consists of two limited-edition sneaker styles and a high-heeled style, each made from recycled knit. Balenciaga Toe takes FiveFingers to a new direction by adding bounce and height to an already extrasensory experience.   The limited-edition Balenciaga Toe Sock, available in carmine red or black, and the limited-edition Balenciaga Toe Lace Up, available in black, rest on a heavy- duty suspension heel. The Balenciaga Heeled Toe, available in neon pink or black, features a molded block heel. Each Balenciaga Toe is fitted with a five-toed foam insole and hugs the foot like a high-tech glove.   The collaboration, made in Italy, is printed and stamped with multiple Vibram and Balenciaga logos along the edges of the foot and just above the five separate digits. Each limited-edition pair is numbered as one in a series.   A limited number of Balenciaga Toe pairs will be available via Balenciaga.com, Balenciaga.cn, Farfetch.com, Tmall.com, and selected stores. Introduced on the watery floor of Balenciaga’s Winter 20 runway presentation,the Balenciaga Toe is a collaboration with Italian footwear brand Vibram. A limited-edition version will appear in a selection of international Balenciaga stores and online retailers on October 16th, 2020.   Vibram, recognized as the worldwide leader in rubber sole production, is also well known for its patented FiveFingers shoes, which fit a flexible sole onto the foot, separating each toe and allowing for better tactile perception while walking or climbing.   The Balenciaga Toe collection consists of two limited-edition sneaker styles and a high-heeled style, each made from recycled knit. Balenciaga Toe takes FiveFingers to a new direction by adding bounce and height to an already extrasensory experience.   The limited-edition Balenciaga Toe Sock, available in carmine red or black, and the limited-edition Balenciaga Toe Lace Up, available in black, rest on a heavy- duty suspension heel. The Balenciaga Heeled Toe, available in neon pink or black, features a molded block heel. Each Balenciaga Toe is fitted with a five-toed foam insole and hugs the foot like a high-tech glove.   The collaboration, made in Italy, is printed and stamped with multiple Vibram and Balenciaga logos along the edges of the foot and just above the five separate digits. Each limited-edition pair is numbered as one in a series.   A limited number of Balenciaga Toe pairs will be available via Balenciaga.com, Balenciaga.cn, Farfetch.com, Tmall.com, and selected stores.

Chloé & FUSALP REVEAL SKIWEAR CAPSULE FOR WINTER 2020
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Chloé & FUSALP REVEAL SKIWEAR CAPSULE FOR WINTER 2020

Fashion The dynamic and free-spirited visions of two heritage French labels have converged as a skiwear capsule suited for both the city and the slopes. Teaming up for the first time, Chloé and Fusalp are proposing a co-branded offering of technical outerwear, knitwear and accessories that signal active elegance and contemporary cool.     By coincidence, Chloé and Fusalp both date back to 1952, and from the heart of Paris to the French Alps, they have established recognizable signatures and enduring values. For this capsule,silhouettes combine Fusalp’s technical, functional expertise and style with Chloé’s elevated fashion design. Spanning classic navy,winter white, vibrant red, beige rosé and antique rust, the palettenods to Fusalp’s tradition of outfitting the national ski team while alluding to the naturally feminine tones that are emblematically Chloé. Developed by Fusalp, the capsule gives off a stylized performance aesthetic and consists of a quilted doudoune, a smocked jacket, fitted and high-waist boot cut pants, color-blocked knits and the iconic ski suit with graphic contouring. The accessories selection includes sporty gloves and a branded helmet and statement ski goggles (made by Dragon). Each piece is labeled with an insignia that unites the brands in partnership. As a comfort chic statement that is not limited to sport, the overall look is sleek with a certain vintage athletic allure. Bring on winter!     The Chloé x Fusalp capsule will launch exclusively through NET-A- PORTER on October 15, 2020 and will be subsequently availablethrough the brands’ boutiques globally including both online siteson November 1, 2020.     #ChloexFusalp The dynamic and free-spirited visions of two heritage French labels have converged as a skiwear capsule suited for both the city and the slopes. Teaming up for the first time, Chloé and Fusalp are proposing a co-branded offering of technical outerwear, knitwear and accessories that signal active elegance and contemporary cool.     By coincidence, Chloé and Fusalp both date back to 1952, and from the heart of Paris to the French Alps, they have established recognizable signatures and enduring values. For this capsule,silhouettes combine Fusalp’s technical, functional expertise and style with Chloé’s elevated fashion design. Spanning classic navy,winter white, vibrant red, beige rosé and antique rust, the palettenods to Fusalp’s tradition of outfitting the national ski team while alluding to the naturally feminine tones that are emblematically Chloé. Developed by Fusalp, the capsule gives off a stylized performance aesthetic and consists of a quilted doudoune, a smocked jacket, fitted and high-waist boot cut pants, color-blocked knits and the iconic ski suit with graphic contouring. The accessories selection includes sporty gloves and a branded helmet and statement ski goggles (made by Dragon). Each piece is labeled with an insignia that unites the brands in partnership. As a comfort chic statement that is not limited to sport, the overall look is sleek with a certain vintage athletic allure. Bring on winter!     The Chloé x Fusalp capsule will launch exclusively through NET-A- PORTER on October 15, 2020 and will be subsequently availablethrough the brands’ boutiques globally including both online siteson November 1, 2020.     #ChloexFusalp

FENDI X CHAOS
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FENDI X CHAOS

Accessories The FENDI X CHAOS Capsule Collection for Fall/Winter 2020-21 is a new collaboration between the Maison and the London-based accessories brand CHAOS designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, with a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces  that offer a luxurious alternative to everyday accessories. First unveiled at the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Fashion Show in Milan this February, the pieces are a result of the longstanding creative relationship between FENDI and CHAOS — one established by Karl Lagerfeld and continued today by FENDI Artistic Director Silvia Venturini Fendi.      The FENDI X CHAOS collaboration reimagines accessories iconic to the era of old Hollywood glamour into the modern the world. The collection is a contemporary take on traditional accessories and  present innovative way is which to carry and protect them. Irony and humour abound, as no digital or analog device is left uncovered. Born from a mutual love of vintage cigarette cases, gold lighters and evening clutches, the first FENDI X CHAOS designs fuse perforated and engraved metal shapes with FENDI leather craftsmanship, touches of satin and iconic logo hardware, instantly transforming a smartphone, smart watch, and wireless earbuds into jewel-like accessories. Each of the tailor-made cases are designed as an interconnected system to clip onto the season’s FENDI waist belts, zipper chain lanyards from the collaboration or any FENDI handbag – for a seamless transition from your home office to the airport lounge.      Other fantasy items accent this debut collaboration with utilitarian elegance and an inherent sense of fun, elevating everyday items into glamorous tools. A multifunction gold and silver scribble pen works on paper and tablets alike or it can be worn as an earring like in the FENDI Fall/Winter 20-21 catwalk looks. A four-piece metal shot glass set is suspended from a moulded leather keyring: the perfect novelty to take you from your morning green juice shot to a cheeky after-work tequila. Complementing the traditional clip-on smartphone case in engraved metal, a leather and satin minaudièrecase features a gold chain handle or it can be paired with a FENDI clipped satin strap and a long, flapped evening purse is crafted in glittering gold mesh ‘chainmail’. With no ‘tech’ left unturned, even the laptop gets the FENDI X CHAOS treatment with playful FENDI fur and shearling protective panels. Like instant collectibles, each FENDI X CHAOS creation is a playful plug-in designed to be mixed and matched – bringing the CHAOS theory of customization into the FENDI universe.   The FENDI X CHAOS Capsule Collection for Fall/Winter 2020-21 is a new collaboration between the Maison and the London-based accessories brand CHAOS designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, with a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces  that offer a luxurious alternative to everyday accessories. First unveiled at the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Fashion Show in Milan this February, the pieces are a result of the longstanding creative relationship between FENDI and CHAOS — one established by Karl Lagerfeld and continued today by FENDI Artistic Director Silvia Venturini Fendi.      The FENDI X CHAOS collaboration reimagines accessories iconic to the era of old Hollywood glamour into the modern the world. The collection is a contemporary take on traditional accessories and  present innovative way is which to carry and protect them. Irony and humour abound, as no digital or analog device is left uncovered. Born from a mutual love of vintage cigarette cases, gold lighters and evening clutches, the first FENDI X CHAOS designs fuse perforated and engraved metal shapes with FENDI leather craftsmanship, touches of satin and iconic logo hardware, instantly transforming a smartphone, smart watch, and wireless earbuds into jewel-like accessories. Each of the tailor-made cases are designed as an interconnected system to clip onto the season’s FENDI waist belts, zipper chain lanyards from the collaboration or any FENDI handbag – for a seamless transition from your home office to the airport lounge.      Other fantasy items accent this debut collaboration with utilitarian elegance and an inherent sense of fun, elevating everyday items into glamorous tools. A multifunction gold and silver scribble pen works on paper and tablets alike or it can be worn as an earring like in the FENDI Fall/Winter 20-21 catwalk looks. A four-piece metal shot glass set is suspended from a moulded leather keyring: the perfect novelty to take you from your morning green juice shot to a cheeky after-work tequila. Complementing the traditional clip-on smartphone case in engraved metal, a leather and satin minaudièrecase features a gold chain handle or it can be paired with a FENDI clipped satin strap and a long, flapped evening purse is crafted in glittering gold mesh ‘chainmail’. With no ‘tech’ left unturned, even the laptop gets the FENDI X CHAOS treatment with playful FENDI fur and shearling protective panels. Like instant collectibles, each FENDI X CHAOS creation is a playful plug-in designed to be mixed and matched – bringing the CHAOS theory of customization into the FENDI universe.  

AGL for Spring & Summer 2021
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AGL for Spring & Summer 2021

Accessories Sara, Vera and Mari – The Giusti sisters – introduce their personal new aesthetic that has been designed in dialogue with the new generation of women and their new vision of the world.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 shoe collection is the result of a process where creativity embrace the essential and colors are key players: from pastels to vivid hues. The research of a new fashion minimalism threads through balanced mash up of colors and the use of ne soft materials as nappa leather, iridescent embossed lizard effect leather and tulle.   The re ned study of shapes and styles shines through this collection: shoes are easy and versatile therefore both pure silhouettes and sculptural shapes are crafted with clean-cut or daring cut-off, soft weaves and leather nets.   All this is directed as in a symphony by sober elegance and strong commitment to the brand codes: care for quality leads the Italian brand to timeless contemporary pieces created with the most sophisticated craftsmanship, the use of high-quality materials and with keen attention to details. Together with a sensitive balance between practicality and femininity: AGL cosmopolite women care about aesthetic and comfort, looking for Made in Italy perfection and comfortable day-to-night con dence.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 collection will be presented through an innovative visual project created with the use of arti cial intelligence through the GAN algorithm (Generative Adversarial Networks). It is one of the very rst attempt to bring AI into fashion moving imagery where human shape, the clothing they wear are recognized and mixed by an electronic machine to create an organic and unpredictable ow of images. The video directed by videographer Alberto Maria Colombo  was unveiled at AGL showroom in Milan. Sara, Vera and Mari – The Giusti sisters – introduce their personal new aesthetic that has been designed in dialogue with the new generation of women and their new vision of the world.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 shoe collection is the result of a process where creativity embrace the essential and colors are key players: from pastels to vivid hues. The research of a new fashion minimalism threads through balanced mash up of colors and the use of ne soft materials as nappa leather, iridescent embossed lizard effect leather and tulle.   The re ned study of shapes and styles shines through this collection: shoes are easy and versatile therefore both pure silhouettes and sculptural shapes are crafted with clean-cut or daring cut-off, soft weaves and leather nets.   All this is directed as in a symphony by sober elegance and strong commitment to the brand codes: care for quality leads the Italian brand to timeless contemporary pieces created with the most sophisticated craftsmanship, the use of high-quality materials and with keen attention to details. Together with a sensitive balance between practicality and femininity: AGL cosmopolite women care about aesthetic and comfort, looking for Made in Italy perfection and comfortable day-to-night con dence.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 collection will be presented through an innovative visual project created with the use of arti cial intelligence through the GAN algorithm (Generative Adversarial Networks). It is one of the very rst attempt to bring AI into fashion moving imagery where human shape, the clothing they wear are recognized and mixed by an electronic machine to create an organic and unpredictable ow of images. The video directed by videographer Alberto Maria Colombo  was unveiled at AGL showroom in Milan.

Acne Studios brings new concept to historic Norrmalmstorg store
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Acne Studios brings new concept to historic Norrmalmstorg store

Fashion Acne Studios is pleased to announce a whole new look to refresh its Norrmalmstorg store in Stockholm. The refurbishment follows the brand’s global store ethos, where each location makes individual use of the Acne Studios design language.   “It’s a temple. For me the idea of a temple is a place that belongs to no one but is owned by everyone. It’s part of our history but also the future. This is how I see our monumental flagship store in Stockholm” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.   Acne Studios is pleased to announce a whole new look to refresh its Norrmalmstorg store in Stockholm. The refurbishment follows the brand’s global store ethos, where each location makes individual use of the Acne Studios design language.   “It’s a temple. For me the idea of a temple is a place that belongs to no one but is owned by everyone. It’s part of our history but also the future. This is how I see our monumental flagship store in Stockholm” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.  

LOUBISHARK
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LOUBISHARK

Accessories Sartorially radical, immediately recognizable, and bursting with technical innovations: When it comes to setting the bar for instant cult status, the new Loubishark sneaker has exactly what it takes. Making its debut with an exclusive pre-launch of 600 numbered, limited-edition pairs, the race is on to secure a pair of the season’s most must-have sneaker.   As sleek as it is fashion-forward, the latest addition to Christian Louboutin’s now iconic sneaker offer combines the Maison’s technical savoir-faire withan innate air for the instantly covetable. Mixingmaterials and colors, the Loubishark features an hi-tech upper crafted from a total of 13 different components including suede leather panels, rubberand mesh giving it a modern sports-in ected feel.Reinforcing the shoe’s strong visual identity, a contrasting rubber lattice cage hugs the heel paying tribute to the architecture of the Maison’s Galerie Véro Dodat boutique, while two signature spike studs embellish the pull tab for quintessentially Louboutin appeal.   Designed for the urban playground, the Loubishark pays close attention to detail featuring a shock- absorbing cushioned insole for increased protection. Designed with a slightly wider toe box and a hollow midsole for maximum comfort, a tubular constructionat the back allows for greater exibility while theV-shaped tongue offers additional ease of wear.   But while there’s plenty to love about the Loubishark, the stand out star of this new sneaker is undoubtedly its unmistakable chunky technical sole. Inspired in part by the track shoes of the 70’s, oversized moulded ridges recall the Maison’s signature spikes, playing with proportions to create a statement look that won’t go unnoticed. Contrasting the Maison’s iconic red with a brilliant optic white for greater visual impact, the Loubishark’s highly graphic nature will appeal to style-makers and sartorially bold players alike who like to see and be seen. 600 numbered pairs of the Loubishark, featuring 3 exclusive styles, will launch on September 8thon a website accessible by invitation only. With a full collection launch planned for later in the month, this style promises to become a trend-setting silhouette in its own right. Sartorially radical, immediately recognizable, and bursting with technical innovations: When it comes to setting the bar for instant cult status, the new Loubishark sneaker has exactly what it takes. Making its debut with an exclusive pre-launch of 600 numbered, limited-edition pairs, the race is on to secure a pair of the season’s most must-have sneaker.   As sleek as it is fashion-forward, the latest addition to Christian Louboutin’s now iconic sneaker offer combines the Maison’s technical savoir-faire withan innate air for the instantly covetable. Mixingmaterials and colors, the Loubishark features an hi-tech upper crafted from a total of 13 different components including suede leather panels, rubberand mesh giving it a modern sports-in ected feel.Reinforcing the shoe’s strong visual identity, a contrasting rubber lattice cage hugs the heel paying tribute to the architecture of the Maison’s Galerie Véro Dodat boutique, while two signature spike studs embellish the pull tab for quintessentially Louboutin appeal.   Designed for the urban playground, the Loubishark pays close attention to detail featuring a shock- absorbing cushioned insole for increased protection. Designed with a slightly wider toe box and a hollow midsole for maximum comfort, a tubular constructionat the back allows for greater exibility while theV-shaped tongue offers additional ease of wear.   But while there’s plenty to love about the Loubishark, the stand out star of this new sneaker is undoubtedly its unmistakable chunky technical sole. Inspired in part by the track shoes of the 70’s, oversized moulded ridges recall the Maison’s signature spikes, playing with proportions to create a statement look that won’t go unnoticed. Contrasting the Maison’s iconic red with a brilliant optic white for greater visual impact, the Loubishark’s highly graphic nature will appeal to style-makers and sartorially bold players alike who like to see and be seen. 600 numbered pairs of the Loubishark, featuring 3 exclusive styles, will launch on September 8thon a website accessible by invitation only. With a full collection launch planned for later in the month, this style promises to become a trend-setting silhouette in its own right.

Vans Announces Anderson .Paak as Global Music Ambassador and Debuts Exclusive Footwear and Accessories Collaboration
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Vans Announces Anderson .Paak as Global Music Ambassador and Debuts Exclusive Footwear and Accessories Collaboration

Accessories Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to announce three-time Grammy award-winning artist, musician and producer Anderson .Paak as the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. Vans and AP share a mutual passion to promote creative expression through their active support of art and music. AP is longtime fan of the brand and always aspires to uplift the community around him, making him a natural addition to the Vans family. Having once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California, AP has since gone on to perform live on theHouse of Vans stage and is featured as part of Vans’ global music content series, Sidestripe Sessions. This year, AP will serve as one of the global judges for the brand’s Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world.     “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.”   “We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are excited to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated music and art initiatives, product design and enabling creativity within the local community and around the world,” said Tierney Stout, global music marketing lead at Vans. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him into the Vans Family.”   The forthcoming partnership is celebrated with an exclusive footwear and accessories collection inspired by AP’s Southern California roots and his critically-acclaimed breakthrough albums Venice and Malibu. The two-piece footwear assortment headlines with the ubiquitous Old Skool DX silhouette inspired by AP’s debut album, Venice which features a wavy, psychedelic upper that mixes digital print and 3D printing for added depth and texture and is finished with bold yellow eyelets and a translucent blue vinyl Sidestripe. TheSid DX pays homage to AP’s 2016 album, Malibu and showcases embroidered chenille pattern uppers complimented by tonal black laces and stitching, and features a Flying-V logo embroidered at each side. Each footwear model is finished with a custom tongue label message from AP along with translucent green waffle soles, custom packaging and dust bag matching back to the collection. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection includes a matchingAP Bucket Hat that showcases each of the custom prints, silicon patches and signature quotes affixed to the brim of each hat. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection will be available worldwide on November 13 and will retail for €45 - €115 / £37 - £95. Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to announce three-time Grammy award-winning artist, musician and producer Anderson .Paak as the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. Vans and AP share a mutual passion to promote creative expression through their active support of art and music. AP is longtime fan of the brand and always aspires to uplift the community around him, making him a natural addition to the Vans family. Having once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California, AP has since gone on to perform live on theHouse of Vans stage and is featured as part of Vans’ global music content series, Sidestripe Sessions. This year, AP will serve as one of the global judges for the brand’s Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world.     “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.”   “We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are excited to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated music and art initiatives, product design and enabling creativity within the local community and around the world,” said Tierney Stout, global music marketing lead at Vans. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him into the Vans Family.”   The forthcoming partnership is celebrated with an exclusive footwear and accessories collection inspired by AP’s Southern California roots and his critically-acclaimed breakthrough albums Venice and Malibu. The two-piece footwear assortment headlines with the ubiquitous Old Skool DX silhouette inspired by AP’s debut album, Venice which features a wavy, psychedelic upper that mixes digital print and 3D printing for added depth and texture and is finished with bold yellow eyelets and a translucent blue vinyl Sidestripe. TheSid DX pays homage to AP’s 2016 album, Malibu and showcases embroidered chenille pattern uppers complimented by tonal black laces and stitching, and features a Flying-V logo embroidered at each side. Each footwear model is finished with a custom tongue label message from AP along with translucent green waffle soles, custom packaging and dust bag matching back to the collection. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection includes a matchingAP Bucket Hat that showcases each of the custom prints, silicon patches and signature quotes affixed to the brim of each hat. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection will be available worldwide on November 13 and will retail for €45 - €115 / £37 - £95.

American Vintage - Masculine. Feminine. Plural.
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American Vintage - Masculine. Feminine. Plural.

Fashion Rooted in the DNA of American Vintage from the very start, the brand’s unisex approach to clothing takes a twin turn this season. Masculine and feminine cover their tracks and reinvent their own rules.   Shared materials, swapped pieces, same cuts. Between a man’s and a woman’s wardrobe, interchange organic cotton tees or oversized polos. In a range of vintage colours, you’ll love the softness of cotton fleece, the sharper lines of a zipped mock polo neck or the rectilinear geometry of sportswear zippers that stand out on gender-fluid silhouettes.   In autumn, the sizing also pairs up to better adapt to each individual. A matching ensemble, in the form of a suit, denim overalls, a long wool coat or a technical bomber jacket, comes together in a new symbiosis. Crafted for men and women, the iconic brand materials, in cotton and knitwear, declare a mutual and unique harmony, echoing the reinterpreted basics of the House. Rooted in the DNA of American Vintage from the very start, the brand’s unisex approach to clothing takes a twin turn this season. Masculine and feminine cover their tracks and reinvent their own rules.   Shared materials, swapped pieces, same cuts. Between a man’s and a woman’s wardrobe, interchange organic cotton tees or oversized polos. In a range of vintage colours, you’ll love the softness of cotton fleece, the sharper lines of a zipped mock polo neck or the rectilinear geometry of sportswear zippers that stand out on gender-fluid silhouettes.   In autumn, the sizing also pairs up to better adapt to each individual. A matching ensemble, in the form of a suit, denim overalls, a long wool coat or a technical bomber jacket, comes together in a new symbiosis. Crafted for men and women, the iconic brand materials, in cotton and knitwear, declare a mutual and unique harmony, echoing the reinterpreted basics of the House.

GLENN MARTENS APPOINTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DIESEL
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GLENN MARTENS APPOINTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DIESEL

Fashion OTB is proud to announce the appointment of Glenn Martens as Creative Director of Diesel effective immediately. In his new role, Glenn will overview the global brand’s style, communications, interior design, and more in general its overall creativity.     Born in 1983, Glenn Martens is a Belgian designer who started his career at Jean Paul Gaultier, and since 2013 he is the Creative Director of Parisian brand Y/Project. In 2017 Glenn won the ANDAM award (of which OTB is one of the historical supporters), and in 2018 Glenn was one of the guest designers of Diesel’s experimental capsule series Diesel Red Tag.     Thus Renzo Rosso, President of OTB: “Ever since I met Glenn in 2017 I saw his experience grow and his talent cement. Working with him on Diesel Red Tag, going through our company’s archives and heritage together, seeing him interact with the brand, brought us closer, and I am happy to now see him take the helm of Diesel, where he will marry his design vision with the iconoclastic values of this unique brand”.      “I am extremely honored and excited to join the Diesel family. Synonymous with radicality, honesty, and optimism, Diesel helped shape the way we see the future. Its unique voice has made it an undeniable icon. Today, more than ever, I feel the need to celebrate these founding values, to build bridges through a message of hope”, is the comment of Glenn Martens.  OTB is proud to announce the appointment of Glenn Martens as Creative Director of Diesel effective immediately. In his new role, Glenn will overview the global brand’s style, communications, interior design, and more in general its overall creativity.     Born in 1983, Glenn Martens is a Belgian designer who started his career at Jean Paul Gaultier, and since 2013 he is the Creative Director of Parisian brand Y/Project. In 2017 Glenn won the ANDAM award (of which OTB is one of the historical supporters), and in 2018 Glenn was one of the guest designers of Diesel’s experimental capsule series Diesel Red Tag.     Thus Renzo Rosso, President of OTB: “Ever since I met Glenn in 2017 I saw his experience grow and his talent cement. Working with him on Diesel Red Tag, going through our company’s archives and heritage together, seeing him interact with the brand, brought us closer, and I am happy to now see him take the helm of Diesel, where he will marry his design vision with the iconoclastic values of this unique brand”.      “I am extremely honored and excited to join the Diesel family. Synonymous with radicality, honesty, and optimism, Diesel helped shape the way we see the future. Its unique voice has made it an undeniable icon. Today, more than ever, I feel the need to celebrate these founding values, to build bridges through a message of hope”, is the comment of Glenn Martens. 

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