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Exclusive editorial by Denis Koval
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Exclusive editorial by Denis Koval

Jewelry Exclusive editorial captured by Denis Koval.     TEAM CREDITS: Photography:    Denis Koval @ Unit CMA Concept, Art direction and Styling: Analik Brouwer MUA: Anita Jolles @ Every Inch Agency Model: Yu Lun @ the Movement models Retouching: Michael Frahm Exclusive editorial captured by Denis Koval.     TEAM CREDITS: Photography:    Denis Koval @ Unit CMA Concept, Art direction and Styling: Analik Brouwer MUA: Anita Jolles @ Every Inch Agency Model: Yu Lun @ the Movement models Retouching: Michael Frahm

JACQUEMUS Spring/Summer 2021 collection « L’Amour
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JACQUEMUS Spring/Summer 2021 collection « L’Amour

Fashion Week "As an idea for this collection, L’Amour began as something different. I imagined people gathered together celebrating love. Alexander Ekman’s choreography of wheat tossed passionately through the air. Emir Kursturica’s film, Time of the Gypsieswith its enchanting realism. These scenes of ceremony large and small. But what’s so beautiful about L’Amour is how it can endure—sometimes even grow stronger—in the absence of people being together. Not long after my team was separated from each other, we were all in our homes feeling the desire to work, and a new vision of the collection emerged. We became a human chain, every step of the creative process executed with love. In fact, every decision I make concerning JACQUEMUS is motivated first by love and common sense. It’s why we shifted to a more sustainable rhythm last year, with two shows combining menswear and womenswear, held in January and June. This decision ended up saving us this season, since we had received all our fabric orders ahead of the confinement. Deciding to go ahead with our usual collection schedule and with a show is at the heart of our visual identity, our commercial strategy. With this smaller collection, presented mainly to our family and friends, we bring our interior worlds out into the open, interpreting the humble fabrics and objects we live with that have their own poems to tell. Within the home, L’Amour reveals itself in small wonders. Separate but collectively, we realized that the home is a place of endless inspiration. These impressions are what I wanted to recreate in this setting today, where we have been fully sensitive to the circumstances. My team has put in an enormous effort these last few months, and I am so grateful that we arrived here, that we are gathered together in the end. For me, it is important for people to see that a true celebration of L’Amour is universal."     As JACQUEMUS is committed to developing its production in the most progressive, sensitive and sustainable ways, the SS21 collection will be available for pre-order online, exclusively through Jacquemus.com, the morning after the show. Beyond creating a valuable connection with consumers, this helps ensure that production corresponds more directly to demand, ultimately establishing a positive commercial model for all.     Linen is the fabric of L’Amour: Natural, pure, everlasting, honest. It follows the curves of the body as a sensuous dress; it can be tailored with light construction as a pair of high-waisted pants or a summery suit. Linen represents French heritage, family heirlooms, household articles and, through both men’s and women’s collections, a fresh perspective in design. Linen lends itself to surface treatments, spanning delicate and traditional broderie anglaise and jour echelle (ladder stitching) to a tenderly contemporary array of laser-cut hearts. Appliqués and incrustations include borders of braided raffia or cotton herringbone tape and embroideries in micro-beaded wheat sheaves. Pillows are transformed into tops and bags alike—a cushioned nod to comfort beyond the home.     Silhouettes for women continue to explore and integrate notions of lingerie: twisted bra tops and bustier t-shirts; shirts and jackets featuring wraparound straps and delicate metal adjusters. Pencil skirts signal archetypal femininity. Silhouettes for men broaden out beyond workwear, adapting a more sensual attitude conveyed in the women’s looks. Jackets and shirts move through various lightweight volumes: rounded and rustic, reconstructed with asymmetric focus, loose like a deconstructed pea coat. The palette is warm and earthy, with muted yellow, olive and crisp blue conjuring the tones of faded linens and baked ceramics inspired by Peter Schlesinger’s work.     Prints take cue from kitchen tiles, vegetal motifs on ceramics, torchon (dishcloth) checks and the inky abstract drawings of Joan Miró. Painterly still life scenes—a plate of white asparagus, a strainer filled with cherries – float across men’s shirts in linen and crisp cotton. Patterns inspired by Picasso’s frescoes at the Château de Castille stand out playfully, drawn directly on the fabric.     Objects found around the home are reimagined as whimsical accessories: Miniature cutlery and tools crafted in leather dangle from suits, keychains are accented with tiny tablecloths and cuffs are fashioned from old door handles. Real mini Marseille soaps turn up as charms on necklaces and bracelets. Other jewellery pieces signal handcraft through hammered and bent metal shapes, at once artisanal and artistic. Pillows and plates become portable, carried as a tote or secured in a leather harness. In terms of footwear, women wear sandals that wrap around the ankle and flip-flops on a gentle platform; men, an espadrille- style shoe that conjures the countryside.     The Chiquito finds new expression yet again. Chrome-free vegetal tones of vibrant rose, orange and blue show early signs of natural patina, while linen offers an alternative to leather. The Chiquito Nœud features an extra-long top-handle that can be looped or worn on the shoulder. Triangular prism and cube shapes for women, and a toolbox-style case for men expand upon the recognizable references of JACQUEMUS bags. Lastly, as if the Chiquito couldn’t get any smaller, it now appears as a single earring stud. "As an idea for this collection, L’Amour began as something different. I imagined people gathered together celebrating love. Alexander Ekman’s choreography of wheat tossed passionately through the air. Emir Kursturica’s film, Time of the Gypsieswith its enchanting realism. These scenes of ceremony large and small. But what’s so beautiful about L’Amour is how it can endure—sometimes even grow stronger—in the absence of people being together. Not long after my team was separated from each other, we were all in our homes feeling the desire to work, and a new vision of the collection emerged. We became a human chain, every step of the creative process executed with love. In fact, every decision I make concerning JACQUEMUS is motivated first by love and common sense. It’s why we shifted to a more sustainable rhythm last year, with two shows combining menswear and womenswear, held in January and June. This decision ended up saving us this season, since we had received all our fabric orders ahead of the confinement. Deciding to go ahead with our usual collection schedule and with a show is at the heart of our visual identity, our commercial strategy. With this smaller collection, presented mainly to our family and friends, we bring our interior worlds out into the open, interpreting the humble fabrics and objects we live with that have their own poems to tell. Within the home, L’Amour reveals itself in small wonders. Separate but collectively, we realized that the home is a place of endless inspiration. These impressions are what I wanted to recreate in this setting today, where we have been fully sensitive to the circumstances. My team has put in an enormous effort these last few months, and I am so grateful that we arrived here, that we are gathered together in the end. For me, it is important for people to see that a true celebration of L’Amour is universal."     As JACQUEMUS is committed to developing its production in the most progressive, sensitive and sustainable ways, the SS21 collection will be available for pre-order online, exclusively through Jacquemus.com, the morning after the show. Beyond creating a valuable connection with consumers, this helps ensure that production corresponds more directly to demand, ultimately establishing a positive commercial model for all.     Linen is the fabric of L’Amour: Natural, pure, everlasting, honest. It follows the curves of the body as a sensuous dress; it can be tailored with light construction as a pair of high-waisted pants or a summery suit. Linen represents French heritage, family heirlooms, household articles and, through both men’s and women’s collections, a fresh perspective in design. Linen lends itself to surface treatments, spanning delicate and traditional broderie anglaise and jour echelle (ladder stitching) to a tenderly contemporary array of laser-cut hearts. Appliqués and incrustations include borders of braided raffia or cotton herringbone tape and embroideries in micro-beaded wheat sheaves. Pillows are transformed into tops and bags alike—a cushioned nod to comfort beyond the home.     Silhouettes for women continue to explore and integrate notions of lingerie: twisted bra tops and bustier t-shirts; shirts and jackets featuring wraparound straps and delicate metal adjusters. Pencil skirts signal archetypal femininity. Silhouettes for men broaden out beyond workwear, adapting a more sensual attitude conveyed in the women’s looks. Jackets and shirts move through various lightweight volumes: rounded and rustic, reconstructed with asymmetric focus, loose like a deconstructed pea coat. The palette is warm and earthy, with muted yellow, olive and crisp blue conjuring the tones of faded linens and baked ceramics inspired by Peter Schlesinger’s work.     Prints take cue from kitchen tiles, vegetal motifs on ceramics, torchon (dishcloth) checks and the inky abstract drawings of Joan Miró. Painterly still life scenes—a plate of white asparagus, a strainer filled with cherries – float across men’s shirts in linen and crisp cotton. Patterns inspired by Picasso’s frescoes at the Château de Castille stand out playfully, drawn directly on the fabric.     Objects found around the home are reimagined as whimsical accessories: Miniature cutlery and tools crafted in leather dangle from suits, keychains are accented with tiny tablecloths and cuffs are fashioned from old door handles. Real mini Marseille soaps turn up as charms on necklaces and bracelets. Other jewellery pieces signal handcraft through hammered and bent metal shapes, at once artisanal and artistic. Pillows and plates become portable, carried as a tote or secured in a leather harness. In terms of footwear, women wear sandals that wrap around the ankle and flip-flops on a gentle platform; men, an espadrille- style shoe that conjures the countryside.     The Chiquito finds new expression yet again. Chrome-free vegetal tones of vibrant rose, orange and blue show early signs of natural patina, while linen offers an alternative to leather. The Chiquito Nœud features an extra-long top-handle that can be looped or worn on the shoulder. Triangular prism and cube shapes for women, and a toolbox-style case for men expand upon the recognizable references of JACQUEMUS bags. Lastly, as if the Chiquito couldn’t get any smaller, it now appears as a single earring stud.

‘The adventures of Zoooom with friends’ Digital Paris Fashion Week, July 2020.
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‘The adventures of Zoooom with friends’ Digital Paris Fashion Week, July 2020.

Fashion Week This season’s story is somewhatunique and calls for a di erentkind of introduction. You see, a motley crew of characters had ar- rived in Paris, one unrulier than the other. Zoooom with friends, they called them, for Zoooom was their guide and time travelled fast in their pace.   In the age-old City of Lights, no stranger to the rebel, our colour- ful characters loaded their LouisVuitton trunks with the nest n-eries they could nd, boarded abarge and sailed into the sun, which always rises in the East...   Through the ve days of fashionweek, the colourful rascals swept through the city’s gilded salons, went wild at Louis Vuitton, and cruised down the River Seine leav- ing behind them a rainbow tracetrans xed across the Paris sky.   And when they left, Paris felt a little empty. Where did Zoooom with friends go? Would they everreturn? Sure they would, but rstthey had a voyage to make. What you had witnessed here could be the end of a particularly riotous story. But it wasn’t. It was the beginning.   “Sacrebleu!” cried the good folk of Paris as Zoooom with friends turned tradition on its head, painting the town and the hallowed halls of Asnières. But fright soon turned to fondness, for unusual as they were, they brought only good intentions. This season’s story is somewhatunique and calls for a di erentkind of introduction. You see, a motley crew of characters had ar- rived in Paris, one unrulier than the other. Zoooom with friends, they called them, for Zoooom was their guide and time travelled fast in their pace.   In the age-old City of Lights, no stranger to the rebel, our colour- ful characters loaded their LouisVuitton trunks with the nest n-eries they could nd, boarded abarge and sailed into the sun, which always rises in the East...   Through the ve days of fashionweek, the colourful rascals swept through the city’s gilded salons, went wild at Louis Vuitton, and cruised down the River Seine leav- ing behind them a rainbow tracetrans xed across the Paris sky.   And when they left, Paris felt a little empty. Where did Zoooom with friends go? Would they everreturn? Sure they would, but rstthey had a voyage to make. What you had witnessed here could be the end of a particularly riotous story. But it wasn’t. It was the beginning.   “Sacrebleu!” cried the good folk of Paris as Zoooom with friends turned tradition on its head, painting the town and the hallowed halls of Asnières. But fright soon turned to fondness, for unusual as they were, they brought only good intentions.

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FENTY releases 6-20 as third drop
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FENTY releases 6-20 as third drop

Fashion The peak of FENTY’s summer trip, Drop 3 brings the shapes, prints and emotion of the release together in an after-party.     Celebrating the free spirit and curious nature of youth, the psychedelic print hinted at in the previous two drops is in full flow now as a full-bleed digital print on a stretch jersey T-shirt, leggings, and long-sleeved dress with the release’s signature side-slit. Drop 1’s tie-dye pinstripe poplin shirt and pencil skirt are also reborn in the acid flower print, along with the draped white silk shirt and bascule hoodie.     There’s a late 90s/ early 00s undertone to certain silhouettes, evoking nostalgia for the youth culture of that era: a backless top in two colorways, a white bustier top that drops to the floor, and a one-strap asymmetric dress, all in chiffon. Playing to the casual styling common to every youth aesthetic, each piece can be dressed down with jeans or cropped shorts.     Drop 3 is where we introduce our new fashion jewelry offering, in keeping with the theme of casual, multifunctional styling. Psyche flower charms made from resin and strass in red, green, pink, silver and gold adorn various lengths of a brass ball chain necklace with palladium finish. Transforming to suit every mood and outfit, the chain works as a long necklace, belly chain, doubled up necklace, tripled up anklet or bracelet. A single flower earring comes with its own super dangly chain.     That completes our 6-20 release, embodying the free, fun spirit and limitless possibilities of youth. Available now on FENTY.com   The peak of FENTY’s summer trip, Drop 3 brings the shapes, prints and emotion of the release together in an after-party.     Celebrating the free spirit and curious nature of youth, the psychedelic print hinted at in the previous two drops is in full flow now as a full-bleed digital print on a stretch jersey T-shirt, leggings, and long-sleeved dress with the release’s signature side-slit. Drop 1’s tie-dye pinstripe poplin shirt and pencil skirt are also reborn in the acid flower print, along with the draped white silk shirt and bascule hoodie.     There’s a late 90s/ early 00s undertone to certain silhouettes, evoking nostalgia for the youth culture of that era: a backless top in two colorways, a white bustier top that drops to the floor, and a one-strap asymmetric dress, all in chiffon. Playing to the casual styling common to every youth aesthetic, each piece can be dressed down with jeans or cropped shorts.     Drop 3 is where we introduce our new fashion jewelry offering, in keeping with the theme of casual, multifunctional styling. Psyche flower charms made from resin and strass in red, green, pink, silver and gold adorn various lengths of a brass ball chain necklace with palladium finish. Transforming to suit every mood and outfit, the chain works as a long necklace, belly chain, doubled up necklace, tripled up anklet or bracelet. A single flower earring comes with its own super dangly chain.     That completes our 6-20 release, embodying the free, fun spirit and limitless possibilities of youth. Available now on FENTY.com  

Ninamounah 006
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Ninamounah 006

Fashion Collection 006 : The Nest. A look at our most intimate surroundings.     For SS21 we looked inwards. Melting together deadstock materials and recalibrated signature silhouettes. Born from a moment of stillness and reassessment, our new collection comes from a feeling of hope for a bright, new future.   Photo @michael_smits Art direction @ferdisibbel Hair @latoyavelberg Make up @janfuite Talent @veronikaqbaron @metropolitanmodelsgroup Collection 006 : The Nest. A look at our most intimate surroundings.     For SS21 we looked inwards. Melting together deadstock materials and recalibrated signature silhouettes. Born from a moment of stillness and reassessment, our new collection comes from a feeling of hope for a bright, new future.   Photo @michael_smits Art direction @ferdisibbel Hair @latoyavelberg Make up @janfuite Talent @veronikaqbaron @metropolitanmodelsgroup

The new Balenciaga Neo Classic bag
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The new Balenciaga Neo Classic bag

Accessories In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Balenciaga Classic bag, the Neo Classic revitalizes an iconic design with an updated look, new dimensions, and arefurbished interior. Available again in sizes City Nano to City L, the Neo Classic’sreviewed proportions, exposed edges, and bonded nappa lamb lining appeal to a contemporary sensibility.     In the early aughts, the Classic was made especially popular by tabloid stars and super models, solidifying its place in It Bag history. Officially introduced on the Winter 20 runway, the Neo Classic is at once recognizable as the original Classic and part of the current Balenciaga lexicon.     Made of leathers in a range of finishes including crocodile-embossed andspazzolato calf, the Neo Classic bags’ tasseled zip closures, and sharpened edges exhibit both the enduring shape of a modern classic and the unique codes of the House helmed by artistic director Demna Gvasalia.     The Balenciaga Neo Classic colorways each include complementary hues of galvanized metal hardware and painted edges. The bag line is completed with a full range of small leather goods, from card holders to pouches with shoulder straps.     The Balenciaga Neo Classic line will be available in selected stores starting on July 20th, 2020. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Balenciaga Classic bag, the Neo Classic revitalizes an iconic design with an updated look, new dimensions, and arefurbished interior. Available again in sizes City Nano to City L, the Neo Classic’sreviewed proportions, exposed edges, and bonded nappa lamb lining appeal to a contemporary sensibility.     In the early aughts, the Classic was made especially popular by tabloid stars and super models, solidifying its place in It Bag history. Officially introduced on the Winter 20 runway, the Neo Classic is at once recognizable as the original Classic and part of the current Balenciaga lexicon.     Made of leathers in a range of finishes including crocodile-embossed andspazzolato calf, the Neo Classic bags’ tasseled zip closures, and sharpened edges exhibit both the enduring shape of a modern classic and the unique codes of the House helmed by artistic director Demna Gvasalia.     The Balenciaga Neo Classic colorways each include complementary hues of galvanized metal hardware and painted edges. The bag line is completed with a full range of small leather goods, from card holders to pouches with shoulder straps.     The Balenciaga Neo Classic line will be available in selected stores starting on July 20th, 2020.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exclusive Editorial "Eclipse"
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Exclusive Editorial "Eclipse"

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

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

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

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

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

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