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Jacques presents the new collection "La Montagne"
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Jacques presents the new collection "La Montagne"

Fashion Week JACQUEMUS showcased the new collection “La Montagne” yesterday during Paris Fashion Week and we love it.  JACQUEMUS showcased the new collection “La Montagne” yesterday during Paris Fashion Week and we love it. 

Jacques presents the new collection "La Montagne"
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Jacques presents the new collection "La Montagne"

Fashion Week JACQUEMUS showcased the new collection “La Montagne” yesterday during Paris Fashion Week and we love it.  JACQUEMUS showcased the new collection “La Montagne” yesterday during Paris Fashion Week and we love it. 

BALENCIAGA PRESENTS THE FALL 2021 AD CAMPAIGN
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BALENCIAGA PRESENTS THE FALL 2021 AD CAMPAIGN

Fashion Launched on June 25th, 2021, a campaign directed and produced by video game developer Quantic Dream announces the launch of Balenciaga’s Fall 21 collection in stores.   Using motion capture to create animated versions of real actors, the video follows two characters that meet at a fictional facility providing temporary escapes to virtual scenarios. The protagonists wait in line for a VR headset and separately enter the controlled experience. While there, though, each cannot help but remember the other, hoping to meet up in either the digital or physical realm.     The virtual world these characters enter is partially made of the intricate settings created for Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow—a groundbreaking cloud-based video game that introduced Balenciaga’s Fall 21 collection.     Fantastic landscapes and other characters enjoying the virtual experience cannot distract the protagonists from their goals of finding the person that caught their interest in line, though. Once the headsets are removed, the protagonists see one another and embrace, each of them transforming into other distinct characters to signify the uncertainty of place and identity in this realm, too. Launched on June 25th, 2021, a campaign directed and produced by video game developer Quantic Dream announces the launch of Balenciaga’s Fall 21 collection in stores.   Using motion capture to create animated versions of real actors, the video follows two characters that meet at a fictional facility providing temporary escapes to virtual scenarios. The protagonists wait in line for a VR headset and separately enter the controlled experience. While there, though, each cannot help but remember the other, hoping to meet up in either the digital or physical realm.     The virtual world these characters enter is partially made of the intricate settings created for Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow—a groundbreaking cloud-based video game that introduced Balenciaga’s Fall 21 collection.     Fantastic landscapes and other characters enjoying the virtual experience cannot distract the protagonists from their goals of finding the person that caught their interest in line, though. Once the headsets are removed, the protagonists see one another and embrace, each of them transforming into other distinct characters to signify the uncertainty of place and identity in this realm, too.

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KOMONO & The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp collaborate on a dope collection
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KOMONO & The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp collaborate on a dope collection

Accessories For the third year in a row, KOMONO is proud to renew its partnership with the fashion department of the RoyalAcademy of Fine Arts Antwerp. KOMONO worked together with ve master students in the creation of a pair ofsunglasses linked to the students’ personal work. The result is an outspoken collection that bolsters the fresh vision of tomorrow’s top designers.     This capsule collection is part of a new project, KOMONO NEXT, a continuous experiment exploring the boundaries of fashion accessories and a platform for some of the world’s most creative talents.     KOMONO x Julie Kegels   Julie Kegels found her main inspiration in The Dinner Party, an installation artwork by Judy Chicago from 1979 in which she sets a gigantic triangular table for 39 strong women. Her collection brings together the concept of dressing up for a dinner party with the idea of this kind of mythical or world-famous woman. The glasses itself are referencing lace blindfolds.     KOMONO x Luca Holzinger   An ode to his grandmother who broke free from a restrictive relationship, Luca Holzinger brings an allegory of asecretary who passes by a river and cannot resist to go for a swim. When she returns to her o ce, all her clothesare wet and messed up, yet she feels more beautiful than ever. For the eyewear Luca played around with lycra fabric, commonly used in swimwear, which he draped around an archetypical cat eye frame. He also added a transparent colorway which feels like liquid water, again referencing this story.     KOMONO x Kaya Gayoung   Kaya Gayoung Lee sought inspiration in semiotics and symbolism. She wanted to research love as an universallanguage and how verbal expressions of a ection can be translated into garments and eyewear. Both the movie ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ and the photography of Viviane Sassen played a big in uence in her work. For theeyewear, she played with shadows and spiky, angular shapes that reference arrows.     KOMONO x Mohammed el Marnissi   The collection of Mohammed el Marnissi references an Arabian myth about two con icted lovers who built alabyrinth to keep their relationship a secret. This comes to life in glasses which have a double layer as if there were two frames placed upon each other. Combined with a brownish color palette and graphics inspired by the paintings of Verner Panton, the glasses feel distinctively 60s and reveal a love story in the making.     KOMONO x Ingmar Patton Plusczyk   Ingmar Patton Plusczyk honors Marchesa Louisa Casati, a wealthy and extravagant aristocrat who suddenly lostall of her wealth and ed to London where she could be found scrambling through trash, trying to nd items todecorate herself with. In his collection, Ingmar combines the very luxurious with the idea of something very cheap, the trash bag. His collection reinforces the idea that self-expression comes from within and has little to do with accumulated wealth.     The collection will be made available, starting from June 21st, through KOMONO.com, the KOMONO Antwerp store and selected retailers for a suggested retail price of 199 euros. For the third year in a row, KOMONO is proud to renew its partnership with the fashion department of the RoyalAcademy of Fine Arts Antwerp. KOMONO worked together with ve master students in the creation of a pair ofsunglasses linked to the students’ personal work. The result is an outspoken collection that bolsters the fresh vision of tomorrow’s top designers.     This capsule collection is part of a new project, KOMONO NEXT, a continuous experiment exploring the boundaries of fashion accessories and a platform for some of the world’s most creative talents.     KOMONO x Julie Kegels   Julie Kegels found her main inspiration in The Dinner Party, an installation artwork by Judy Chicago from 1979 in which she sets a gigantic triangular table for 39 strong women. Her collection brings together the concept of dressing up for a dinner party with the idea of this kind of mythical or world-famous woman. The glasses itself are referencing lace blindfolds.     KOMONO x Luca Holzinger   An ode to his grandmother who broke free from a restrictive relationship, Luca Holzinger brings an allegory of asecretary who passes by a river and cannot resist to go for a swim. When she returns to her o ce, all her clothesare wet and messed up, yet she feels more beautiful than ever. For the eyewear Luca played around with lycra fabric, commonly used in swimwear, which he draped around an archetypical cat eye frame. He also added a transparent colorway which feels like liquid water, again referencing this story.     KOMONO x Kaya Gayoung   Kaya Gayoung Lee sought inspiration in semiotics and symbolism. She wanted to research love as an universallanguage and how verbal expressions of a ection can be translated into garments and eyewear. Both the movie ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ and the photography of Viviane Sassen played a big in uence in her work. For theeyewear, she played with shadows and spiky, angular shapes that reference arrows.     KOMONO x Mohammed el Marnissi   The collection of Mohammed el Marnissi references an Arabian myth about two con icted lovers who built alabyrinth to keep their relationship a secret. This comes to life in glasses which have a double layer as if there were two frames placed upon each other. Combined with a brownish color palette and graphics inspired by the paintings of Verner Panton, the glasses feel distinctively 60s and reveal a love story in the making.     KOMONO x Ingmar Patton Plusczyk   Ingmar Patton Plusczyk honors Marchesa Louisa Casati, a wealthy and extravagant aristocrat who suddenly lostall of her wealth and ed to London where she could be found scrambling through trash, trying to nd items todecorate herself with. In his collection, Ingmar combines the very luxurious with the idea of something very cheap, the trash bag. His collection reinforces the idea that self-expression comes from within and has little to do with accumulated wealth.     The collection will be made available, starting from June 21st, through KOMONO.com, the KOMONO Antwerp store and selected retailers for a suggested retail price of 199 euros.

DIOR PRESENTS THE SUMMER 2022 MEN’S COLLECTION
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DIOR PRESENTS THE SUMMER 2022 MEN’S COLLECTION

Fashion Week CHRISTIAN DIOR JOURNEYED TO AMERICA AS EARLY AS 1947; ONE OF HIS FIRST DESTINATIONS ON THIS ODYSSEY WAS TEXAS, WHOSE EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES MADE A LASTING IMPRESSION. INSPIRED BY DIOR’S DEEP-ROOTED CONNECTION TO THIS AMERICAN STATE, KIM JONES HAS LASSOED THIS LEGACY INTO TODAY, COLLABORATING WITH THE TEXAN-BORN RAPPER, SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND RECORD PRODUCER TRAVIS SCOTT. TAILORING, REFLECTING THE SAVOIR-FAIRE OF THE HOUSE, UNDERPINS THE COLLECTION, WITH THE TAILLEUR OBLIQUE LENDING A TOUCH OF FORMALITY TO CONTRAST WITH THE SPORTSWEAR ELEMENTS. TRAVIS SCOTT HAS REIMAGINED THE DIOR LOGOTYPE VIA A SERIES OF GRAPHICS, WHILE THE ACCESSORIES FEATURE A REVISITED DIOR OBLIQUE MOTIF. THE SADDLE BAG IS ALSO REINTERPRETED WITH A SOLID STIRRUP HANDLE, WHILE A NEW DIOR SNEAKER EVOKES THE SKATEBOARDING UNIVERSE. EXPLORING AMERICA THROUGH DIOR’S EYES LEADS BACK TO FINE ART: IN A SERIES OF WORKS, KIM JONES, TRAVIS SCOTT AND THE HOUSE OF DIOR COLLABORATED WITH CELEBRATED US ARTIST GEORGE CONDO ON A SERIES OF HAND-PAINTED SHIRTS, IN A VIRTUOSO ALLIANCE OF CREATIVE VISIONS. CHRISTIAN DIOR JOURNEYED TO AMERICA AS EARLY AS 1947; ONE OF HIS FIRST DESTINATIONS ON THIS ODYSSEY WAS TEXAS, WHOSE EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES MADE A LASTING IMPRESSION. INSPIRED BY DIOR’S DEEP-ROOTED CONNECTION TO THIS AMERICAN STATE, KIM JONES HAS LASSOED THIS LEGACY INTO TODAY, COLLABORATING WITH THE TEXAN-BORN RAPPER, SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND RECORD PRODUCER TRAVIS SCOTT. TAILORING, REFLECTING THE SAVOIR-FAIRE OF THE HOUSE, UNDERPINS THE COLLECTION, WITH THE TAILLEUR OBLIQUE LENDING A TOUCH OF FORMALITY TO CONTRAST WITH THE SPORTSWEAR ELEMENTS. TRAVIS SCOTT HAS REIMAGINED THE DIOR LOGOTYPE VIA A SERIES OF GRAPHICS, WHILE THE ACCESSORIES FEATURE A REVISITED DIOR OBLIQUE MOTIF. THE SADDLE BAG IS ALSO REINTERPRETED WITH A SOLID STIRRUP HANDLE, WHILE A NEW DIOR SNEAKER EVOKES THE SKATEBOARDING UNIVERSE. EXPLORING AMERICA THROUGH DIOR’S EYES LEADS BACK TO FINE ART: IN A SERIES OF WORKS, KIM JONES, TRAVIS SCOTT AND THE HOUSE OF DIOR COLLABORATED WITH CELEBRATED US ARTIST GEORGE CONDO ON A SERIES OF HAND-PAINTED SHIRTS, IN A VIRTUOSO ALLIANCE OF CREATIVE VISIONS.

Hermès presents the new men's collection for Spring & Summer 2022
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Hermès presents the new men's collection for Spring & Summer 2022

Fashion Week This collection is about a sense of lightness, relaxation and freedom. It is a response to our need for wider perspectives, for the great outdoors. It is an invention and reinvention of a wardrobe in which different fabrics are interwoven, and where technical innovation finds inspiration in craftwork legacy.     Depth and fantasy: a duality of spirit shaking up appearances. Paper becomes fabric, Toilbright and a cotton cover fuse together, leather is enlivened with bursts of colour and stitching graphics. Forms in trompe-l’œil: overshirts, double jacket-cardigans, coats and parkas in two materials.     This hybrid approach ushers in a renewed elegance synonymous with energized and flexible shapes: the seemingly casual style belies a structured sophistication to the night as it fades in from the day. Innovation and precision, a dialogue with legacy patterns devoured, blurred, perforated and otherwise transformed by modern techniques.     A harmonious play on contrasts accentuate the colours. Celadon-green, algae, chocolate, and carbon hues blend with the softness of faded rose, stone-grey and raw-silk. A bright, soft sweater, a daisy pattern and large Bermuda shorts embody this liberated relaxation.     Suffused with optimism and energy, this creative collection is bursting with the vitality of a world reclaimed. This collection is about a sense of lightness, relaxation and freedom. It is a response to our need for wider perspectives, for the great outdoors. It is an invention and reinvention of a wardrobe in which different fabrics are interwoven, and where technical innovation finds inspiration in craftwork legacy.     Depth and fantasy: a duality of spirit shaking up appearances. Paper becomes fabric, Toilbright and a cotton cover fuse together, leather is enlivened with bursts of colour and stitching graphics. Forms in trompe-l’œil: overshirts, double jacket-cardigans, coats and parkas in two materials.     This hybrid approach ushers in a renewed elegance synonymous with energized and flexible shapes: the seemingly casual style belies a structured sophistication to the night as it fades in from the day. Innovation and precision, a dialogue with legacy patterns devoured, blurred, perforated and otherwise transformed by modern techniques.     A harmonious play on contrasts accentuate the colours. Celadon-green, algae, chocolate, and carbon hues blend with the softness of faded rose, stone-grey and raw-silk. A bright, soft sweater, a daisy pattern and large Bermuda shorts embody this liberated relaxation.     Suffused with optimism and energy, this creative collection is bursting with the vitality of a world reclaimed.

LOEWE PRESENTS THE SPRING & SUMMER 2022 MEN ́S RUNWAY COLLECTION
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LOEWE PRESENTS THE SPRING & SUMMER 2022 MEN ́S RUNWAY COLLECTION

Fashion Week LOEWE presents the Spring Summer 2022 men’s runway collection in printed form. The message is one of electrifying escapism, of hope and optimism.     Hedonistic release: the LOEWE Men’s Spring Summer 2022 collection is charged with the electrifying promise of intimacy and the feel of human touch. Creative director Jonathan Anderson keeps shapes at once abstract and straightforward, letting colours explode in a riot of saturated hues.     The theme of the night out is inspired by the work of New York-based, German artist Florian Krewer (b.1986), one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary painting. Autobiographical, yet free from an overt narrative, his work begins in either found or personal photographs he has taken. With a colour palette presenting a surprising range of night-dark blacks, unclean whites and arti cially-sweetened pinks, purples and blues, Krewer’s paintings, populated with characters that are free and chaotic, explore con icts and desires consumed in the public spaces of cities.     A sexual energy is released into the action, with glimpses of the body, or its parts, revealed by draping or strategically placed cutouts. Tripping out translates into an idea of distortion, with coats spouting metal plaques on the back or tops dematerialising into transparent multiple layers. Sequinned animal prints and the all-over paillette leave an insouciantly kitsch trail. The juxtaposition of the pragmatic and the just-plain-bonkers sets the swinging, energetic tone. Logo-patterned trench coats, leather parkas, zip-up coats gathered at the waist, roomy cargo shorts in earthy hues are juxtaposed with draped tunics, cut-out multi-layer jumpers, all-in-ones, space-dye neckerchief tops and trousers made of rope in acrylic colourways. Matching tops and shorts, or tops and trousers, are distorted by prints and decoration.     The looks are accessorised with folded boots, sandals, colourful slippers, bumbags, either in small or mini sizes. The multifaceted Puzzle arrives, for the rst time, in a supple hobo shape or as a bumbag in two sizes, the small and the mini. The LOEWE Anagram jacquard with bright neon pink and apple green colourways on rolltop backpacks and bumbags. Round glasses with brightly coloured frames add another feisty touch.     Joy and freedom come to the fore.     #LOEWE #LOEWESS22 LOEWE presents the Spring Summer 2022 men’s runway collection in printed form. The message is one of electrifying escapism, of hope and optimism.     Hedonistic release: the LOEWE Men’s Spring Summer 2022 collection is charged with the electrifying promise of intimacy and the feel of human touch. Creative director Jonathan Anderson keeps shapes at once abstract and straightforward, letting colours explode in a riot of saturated hues.     The theme of the night out is inspired by the work of New York-based, German artist Florian Krewer (b.1986), one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary painting. Autobiographical, yet free from an overt narrative, his work begins in either found or personal photographs he has taken. With a colour palette presenting a surprising range of night-dark blacks, unclean whites and arti cially-sweetened pinks, purples and blues, Krewer’s paintings, populated with characters that are free and chaotic, explore con icts and desires consumed in the public spaces of cities.     A sexual energy is released into the action, with glimpses of the body, or its parts, revealed by draping or strategically placed cutouts. Tripping out translates into an idea of distortion, with coats spouting metal plaques on the back or tops dematerialising into transparent multiple layers. Sequinned animal prints and the all-over paillette leave an insouciantly kitsch trail. The juxtaposition of the pragmatic and the just-plain-bonkers sets the swinging, energetic tone. Logo-patterned trench coats, leather parkas, zip-up coats gathered at the waist, roomy cargo shorts in earthy hues are juxtaposed with draped tunics, cut-out multi-layer jumpers, all-in-ones, space-dye neckerchief tops and trousers made of rope in acrylic colourways. Matching tops and shorts, or tops and trousers, are distorted by prints and decoration.     The looks are accessorised with folded boots, sandals, colourful slippers, bumbags, either in small or mini sizes. The multifaceted Puzzle arrives, for the rst time, in a supple hobo shape or as a bumbag in two sizes, the small and the mini. The LOEWE Anagram jacquard with bright neon pink and apple green colourways on rolltop backpacks and bumbags. Round glasses with brightly coloured frames add another feisty touch.     Joy and freedom come to the fore.     #LOEWE #LOEWESS22

STEP INTO LOUBIFUTURE TO DISCOVER CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2022 MEN’S COLLECTION IN AUGMENTED REALITY
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STEP INTO LOUBIFUTURE TO DISCOVER CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2022 MEN’S COLLECTION IN AUGMENTED REALITY

Accessories To unveil his Spring-Summer 2022 men’s collection, Christian Louboutin pursues his exploration of new digital territories with LoubiFuture. Following his avatars’ adventures on the animated gaming app Zepeto and the 3D interactive experience of LoubiAirways, LoubiFuture mixes augmented and extended realities to create a unique and immersive experience, wrapped in a colourful retro-futuristic aesthetic.     Featuring French singer Julien Granel - renowned for his vivid, pop universe - the rst part of this animation uses extended reality to take you through a vibrant odyssey across many worlds. Supported by an original music track entitled Mirage, the video invites you to follow Julien in a Vaporwaved 80’s dream, leading you from neon skycrapers LoubiTown to a sunset on the beach, to The Grand Finale atop a tower in a jungle populated by a surreal tropical wildlife.     This epic journey leads into a double showroom where displayed styles from the new collection are available to view in augmented reality. The rst room celebrates this season’s new sneaker: The Arpoador, a tribute to Christian Louboutin’s love for Brazil, named after the rocky junction that lies between Ipanema and Copacabana. These all-terrain sneakers are inspired by Brazilian modernist architecture and its love for curves are embodied in the sneaker’s exibility and versatility. Modelled and inserted in a Vaporwave setting, the 5 colourways deconstruct and reconstruct themselves in a very casual way.     A smoky tunnel leads to the second room, the Argosphere, imagined as a constantly moving optical- ber space featuring the second key line of the collection: the Our Georges. Designed in black calf leather or silver antispecchio, the three Our Georges styles are the perfect mix between style and purpose thanks to the oversized, yet light lug sole with an exaggerated signature welt and red insert at the back.     Leathergoods are showcased with three new seasonal additions: the BackParis backpack, the LoubiTown pouch and the Ruistote bag.     All styles are experienceable in real life with augmented reality through a QR Code to scan. The style is immediately modelized in the environment surrounding you and can be explored through all angles with a very precise sense of details dear to the designer.     Tomorrow is sooner than you think...   To unveil his Spring-Summer 2022 men’s collection, Christian Louboutin pursues his exploration of new digital territories with LoubiFuture. Following his avatars’ adventures on the animated gaming app Zepeto and the 3D interactive experience of LoubiAirways, LoubiFuture mixes augmented and extended realities to create a unique and immersive experience, wrapped in a colourful retro-futuristic aesthetic.     Featuring French singer Julien Granel - renowned for his vivid, pop universe - the rst part of this animation uses extended reality to take you through a vibrant odyssey across many worlds. Supported by an original music track entitled Mirage, the video invites you to follow Julien in a Vaporwaved 80’s dream, leading you from neon skycrapers LoubiTown to a sunset on the beach, to The Grand Finale atop a tower in a jungle populated by a surreal tropical wildlife.     This epic journey leads into a double showroom where displayed styles from the new collection are available to view in augmented reality. The rst room celebrates this season’s new sneaker: The Arpoador, a tribute to Christian Louboutin’s love for Brazil, named after the rocky junction that lies between Ipanema and Copacabana. These all-terrain sneakers are inspired by Brazilian modernist architecture and its love for curves are embodied in the sneaker’s exibility and versatility. Modelled and inserted in a Vaporwave setting, the 5 colourways deconstruct and reconstruct themselves in a very casual way.     A smoky tunnel leads to the second room, the Argosphere, imagined as a constantly moving optical- ber space featuring the second key line of the collection: the Our Georges. Designed in black calf leather or silver antispecchio, the three Our Georges styles are the perfect mix between style and purpose thanks to the oversized, yet light lug sole with an exaggerated signature welt and red insert at the back.     Leathergoods are showcased with three new seasonal additions: the BackParis backpack, the LoubiTown pouch and the Ruistote bag.     All styles are experienceable in real life with augmented reality through a QR Code to scan. The style is immediately modelized in the environment surrounding you and can be explored through all angles with a very precise sense of details dear to the designer.     Tomorrow is sooner than you think...  

In conversation with Dieudonnee
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In conversation with Dieudonnee

Fashion As part of our collaboration with Zalando #ActivistsofOptimism we had a pleasure to work with and speak with Dieudonnee.        Can you please introduce yourself to the readers a little bit.   My Name is Dieudonnée. I'm 25 years old. I am an all around creative, I do design, I model and I do content creation.      What kind of content creation are you most excited to do nowadays?    I think there’s two main party that I really like to do. One is fashion I really like clothing, streetwear and outerwear especially. And the other side is body positivity. As a curvy model there’s a lot of things that come to my attention in my life when it comes to body positivity and confidence. So I’m happy to share that with my people.      What does optimism mean to you?    For me if means finding that silver lining in every situation that happens and I think it's impossible for a person to be 100% optimistic at all times but I think if you learn how to switch negative aspects and turn them into something good and just accepting the fact that something doesn't go as planned for example then you can live a very optimistic life which can help you feel better.     What does freedom mean to you?    I think all of us have kind of experienced how it feels to not be free and to realize actually how free we are in our lives due to the pandemic and the lockdowns. So for me freedom is actually the most important thing in life. I think that’s what everyone strives for. In the end we work and follow our passions but eventually we want to work to a life where we can do what we want to do.    And also it’s a piece of optimism that we can twist into that as well because while realizing that our freedom was taking to a certain extend it also gives as a silver lining of how free we are actually in this country.      When do you feel the most free? What makes you feel free?    I think when I’m surrounded by people that one hundred percent understand me and people that make me feel confident to be myself. That’s when I feel the most free. Also when I travel I feel very free because I feel like nobody knows me in other countries so I can do whatever I want.      What keeps you happy and positive nowadays?    I think sometimes it’s very hard for me to find positivity especially when you don’t know where the situation is going but for me my positivity mostly comes from the weather. It seems to be a small thing from outside but for me personally when the sun is shining and the weather is good it gives me so much more freedom to go where I want to go and just to be outside and be in nature. And that really makes me feel more positive as well. Also what really helps me is routine as well. I notice it when I have a routine and I go to the gym 2 or 3 days a week even though it’s just Yoga or whatever. And I get up every morning at the same time and have my hot water with lemon. It gives me this state of piece where I can always fall back to.    It’s just less stressful and makes you feel calm.      What are you looking forward to in the near future? What excites you about future?    When I’m talking about personal aspects I’m excited about my personal development and the things I want to do. I just started my own clothing brand so I’m excited to see where that’s going and also to see where it’s going with modeling.     What kind of clothing?    We make streetwear based on the female silhouettes.      Does that connect to body positivity?    Yes it does. Because I’m a big fan of streetwear and I wear a lot of Men’s clothing but I feel like every brand that I wear doesn’t necessarily fit my body type so I always have to get it adjusted. When you have a smaller waist and bigger hips, most of the pants already don’t fit. And I noticed that a lot of brands are marketed as unisex but their clothing is not based on the female body. So I just wanted it to do the other way round.      What do you daydream about?    I am the biggest dreamer ever. I daydream all the time, I always zone out. I don’t know it’s a hard question because I do it all the time. I don’t know if you believe in astrology but I’m a cancer and cancers are people that make up scenarios in their head all the time. Usually when I daydream I’m just picturing the perfect scenario of something and then hoping it will happen one day.      Team: Videography & Fashion: GINO GURRIERI @ginogurrieri  Photography: HANS VAN BRAKEL @hansvanbrakelstudio Make Up & Hair: WOUT PHILIPPO  Casting TIMOTEJ LETONJA @timiletonja Production: MAGDALENA ROE @magdalenaroe  Video Assistant: JELLE VAN BRAKEL @jelle.vbr Photography Assistant: SANDER VAN BRAKEL @sandervbrakel Fashion Assistant: MICHAEL GEERTZEN @michael_geertzen Make Up & Hair Assistant: LONA CERUTTI @lonamakeupartist Words and Voiceover: CHELSEABOY @xochelseaboy  Music: ‚Also Sprach Zarathustra, op.30’ RICHARD STRAUSS TALENTS: CHELSEABOY @xochelseaboy , MAGDALENA ROE @magdalenaroe, TIMOTEJ LETONJ @timiletonja, DIEUDONNÉE @dieudonnee via PLACE MODELS @placemodels, SANDER VAN BRAKEL @sandervbrakel, JELLE VAN BRAKEL @jelle.vbr, MICHAEL GEERTZEN @michael_geertzen, LAURENS @therealfishtank via THE MOVEMENT MODELS @themovementmodels  Photography & production assistant @daniel.sars      All clothing available on Zalando. https://www.zalando.nl   As part of our collaboration with Zalando #ActivistsofOptimism we had a pleasure to work with and speak with Dieudonnee.        Can you please introduce yourself to the readers a little bit.   My Name is Dieudonnée. I'm 25 years old. I am an all around creative, I do design, I model and I do content creation.      What kind of content creation are you most excited to do nowadays?    I think there’s two main party that I really like to do. One is fashion I really like clothing, streetwear and outerwear especially. And the other side is body positivity. As a curvy model there’s a lot of things that come to my attention in my life when it comes to body positivity and confidence. So I’m happy to share that with my people.      What does optimism mean to you?    For me if means finding that silver lining in every situation that happens and I think it's impossible for a person to be 100% optimistic at all times but I think if you learn how to switch negative aspects and turn them into something good and just accepting the fact that something doesn't go as planned for example then you can live a very optimistic life which can help you feel better.     What does freedom mean to you?    I think all of us have kind of experienced how it feels to not be free and to realize actually how free we are in our lives due to the pandemic and the lockdowns. So for me freedom is actually the most important thing in life. I think that’s what everyone strives for. In the end we work and follow our passions but eventually we want to work to a life where we can do what we want to do.    And also it’s a piece of optimism that we can twist into that as well because while realizing that our freedom was taking to a certain extend it also gives as a silver lining of how free we are actually in this country.      When do you feel the most free? What makes you feel free?    I think when I’m surrounded by people that one hundred percent understand me and people that make me feel confident to be myself. That’s when I feel the most free. Also when I travel I feel very free because I feel like nobody knows me in other countries so I can do whatever I want.      What keeps you happy and positive nowadays?    I think sometimes it’s very hard for me to find positivity especially when you don’t know where the situation is going but for me my positivity mostly comes from the weather. It seems to be a small thing from outside but for me personally when the sun is shining and the weather is good it gives me so much more freedom to go where I want to go and just to be outside and be in nature. And that really makes me feel more positive as well. Also what really helps me is routine as well. I notice it when I have a routine and I go to the gym 2 or 3 days a week even though it’s just Yoga or whatever. And I get up every morning at the same time and have my hot water with lemon. It gives me this state of piece where I can always fall back to.    It’s just less stressful and makes you feel calm.      What are you looking forward to in the near future? What excites you about future?    When I’m talking about personal aspects I’m excited about my personal development and the things I want to do. I just started my own clothing brand so I’m excited to see where that’s going and also to see where it’s going with modeling.     What kind of clothing?    We make streetwear based on the female silhouettes.      Does that connect to body positivity?    Yes it does. Because I’m a big fan of streetwear and I wear a lot of Men’s clothing but I feel like every brand that I wear doesn’t necessarily fit my body type so I always have to get it adjusted. When you have a smaller waist and bigger hips, most of the pants already don’t fit. And I noticed that a lot of brands are marketed as unisex but their clothing is not based on the female body. So I just wanted it to do the other way round.      What do you daydream about?    I am the biggest dreamer ever. I daydream all the time, I always zone out. I don’t know it’s a hard question because I do it all the time. I don’t know if you believe in astrology but I’m a cancer and cancers are people that make up scenarios in their head all the time. Usually when I daydream I’m just picturing the perfect scenario of something and then hoping it will happen one day.      Team: Videography & Fashion: GINO GURRIERI @ginogurrieri  Photography: HANS VAN BRAKEL @hansvanbrakelstudio Make Up & Hair: WOUT PHILIPPO  Casting TIMOTEJ LETONJA @timiletonja Production: MAGDALENA ROE @magdalenaroe  Video Assistant: JELLE VAN BRAKEL @jelle.vbr Photography Assistant: SANDER VAN BRAKEL @sandervbrakel Fashion Assistant: MICHAEL GEERTZEN @michael_geertzen Make Up & Hair Assistant: LONA CERUTTI @lonamakeupartist Words and Voiceover: CHELSEABOY @xochelseaboy  Music: ‚Also Sprach Zarathustra, op.30’ RICHARD STRAUSS TALENTS: CHELSEABOY @xochelseaboy , MAGDALENA ROE @magdalenaroe, TIMOTEJ LETONJ @timiletonja, DIEUDONNÉE @dieudonnee via PLACE MODELS @placemodels, SANDER VAN BRAKEL @sandervbrakel, JELLE VAN BRAKEL @jelle.vbr, MICHAEL GEERTZEN @michael_geertzen, LAURENS @therealfishtank via THE MOVEMENT MODELS @themovementmodels  Photography & production assistant @daniel.sars      All clothing available on Zalando. https://www.zalando.nl  

VERSACE PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN STARRING DUA LIPA
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VERSACE PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN STARRING DUA LIPA

Fashion Dua Lipa is the Face of Versace’s Fall-Winter 2021 Campaign      Following several iconic looks and collaborations, Dua Lipa and Versace take their relationship to the next level as Lipa stars in the brand’s latest campaign. The global superstar appears in a series of images by photographic duo Mert and Marcus, wearing the new La Greca - Versace’s iconic motif reinvented for Fall-Winter 2021.      “I met Dua for the first time a few years ago in London. I knew she was a beautiful girl but when I heard the timbre of her voice, I realized immediately she had something unique and special. Since then I’ve watched her career take off and partnered with her for many amazing moments. Right now, I cannot think of a better woman to embody the spirit of Versace and of this collection.” Donatella Versace      Versace has long enjoyed a special relationship with Dua Lipa, having dressed her for the 2019 Met Gala as well as in numerous high-profile performances and events over the years. She most recently wore an Atelier Versace look on the red carpet of the Grammys where she picked up the award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Her impeccable style, fearless attitude and universal appeal make her the perfect partner for the Versace brand.       “I’m so thrilled to be working with the iconic house of Versace. Getting to work so closely with Donatella and bonding over our shared love of fashion has been surreal. Her partnership throughout this process has been an unforgettable experience. The images we’ve created together are even better than I could have imagined, we’re so excited to share them with you all!” Dua Lipa        Dua Lipa is the Face of Versace’s Fall-Winter 2021 Campaign      Following several iconic looks and collaborations, Dua Lipa and Versace take their relationship to the next level as Lipa stars in the brand’s latest campaign. The global superstar appears in a series of images by photographic duo Mert and Marcus, wearing the new La Greca - Versace’s iconic motif reinvented for Fall-Winter 2021.      “I met Dua for the first time a few years ago in London. I knew she was a beautiful girl but when I heard the timbre of her voice, I realized immediately she had something unique and special. Since then I’ve watched her career take off and partnered with her for many amazing moments. Right now, I cannot think of a better woman to embody the spirit of Versace and of this collection.” Donatella Versace      Versace has long enjoyed a special relationship with Dua Lipa, having dressed her for the 2019 Met Gala as well as in numerous high-profile performances and events over the years. She most recently wore an Atelier Versace look on the red carpet of the Grammys where she picked up the award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Her impeccable style, fearless attitude and universal appeal make her the perfect partner for the Versace brand.       “I’m so thrilled to be working with the iconic house of Versace. Getting to work so closely with Donatella and bonding over our shared love of fashion has been surreal. Her partnership throughout this process has been an unforgettable experience. The images we’ve created together are even better than I could have imagined, we’re so excited to share them with you all!” Dua Lipa       

Montblanc embraces Maison Kitsuné’s Art De Vivre with new capsule collection
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Montblanc embraces Maison Kitsuné’s Art De Vivre with new capsule collection

Design Montblanc teams up with independent Paris fashion brand and lifestyle powerhouse Maison Kitsuné to create a collection of leather goods, wearable and writing accessories.     Montblanc’s signature leather pieces have been given an original design treatment by Maison Kitsuné, the fashion, music and lifestyle brand known globally for its laid-back cool and au-courant sophistication. The new Montblanc x Maison Kitsuné capsule blends iconic lines of Montblanc leather pieces with the casual and curious attitude that defines the Kitsuné’s Art de Vivre. Crafted from Saffiano printed leather and featuring a reinterpretation of Maison Kitsuné signature ‘Camo Fox’ print the collection includes a selection of leather goods in different formats, accessories and belt designed for fearless creatives who express themselves in individual and original ways.     “Kitsuné”, the Japanese word for “fox”, is a symbol of versatility that according to legend possesses the power to change its appearance, just like Kitsuné. The brand has made a name for itself adapting its repertoire according to ever evolving inspiration, blending a fashion label (Maison Kitsuné), music label (Kitsuné Musique) and cafés, roasteries, bars and restaurants (Café Kitsuné).     “What makes this partnership so dynamic and exciting is bringing together two Maisons with very different origins, stories and philosophies, yet complimentary mindsets. What we have created with this collaboration is a new, distinctive and original Art de Vivre that brings together the self- expression, creativity and playfulness of Maison Kitsuné and the passion, determination and inspiration that defines Montblanc as the Maison of Luxury Business Lifestyle,” says Vincent Montalescot, Executive Vice President Marketing, Montblanc.     Just like the multi-layered Art de Vivre enjoyed by the followers of Maison Kitsuné across different lifestyle areas, Montblanc supports and inspires those striving to leave their mark, doers who seamlessly merge their professional aspirations and other parts of their daily life into one art de vivre. Inspired by this new business lifestyle, other facets of the Montblanc lifestyle have also been given a stylish Maison Kitsuné design treatment including a leather notebook, and MB 01 smart headphones.     Montblanc x Maison Kitsuné capsule collection is available from June 24th 2021. For more information visit www.montblanc.com Montblanc teams up with independent Paris fashion brand and lifestyle powerhouse Maison Kitsuné to create a collection of leather goods, wearable and writing accessories.     Montblanc’s signature leather pieces have been given an original design treatment by Maison Kitsuné, the fashion, music and lifestyle brand known globally for its laid-back cool and au-courant sophistication. The new Montblanc x Maison Kitsuné capsule blends iconic lines of Montblanc leather pieces with the casual and curious attitude that defines the Kitsuné’s Art de Vivre. Crafted from Saffiano printed leather and featuring a reinterpretation of Maison Kitsuné signature ‘Camo Fox’ print the collection includes a selection of leather goods in different formats, accessories and belt designed for fearless creatives who express themselves in individual and original ways.     “Kitsuné”, the Japanese word for “fox”, is a symbol of versatility that according to legend possesses the power to change its appearance, just like Kitsuné. The brand has made a name for itself adapting its repertoire according to ever evolving inspiration, blending a fashion label (Maison Kitsuné), music label (Kitsuné Musique) and cafés, roasteries, bars and restaurants (Café Kitsuné).     “What makes this partnership so dynamic and exciting is bringing together two Maisons with very different origins, stories and philosophies, yet complimentary mindsets. What we have created with this collaboration is a new, distinctive and original Art de Vivre that brings together the self- expression, creativity and playfulness of Maison Kitsuné and the passion, determination and inspiration that defines Montblanc as the Maison of Luxury Business Lifestyle,” says Vincent Montalescot, Executive Vice President Marketing, Montblanc.     Just like the multi-layered Art de Vivre enjoyed by the followers of Maison Kitsuné across different lifestyle areas, Montblanc supports and inspires those striving to leave their mark, doers who seamlessly merge their professional aspirations and other parts of their daily life into one art de vivre. Inspired by this new business lifestyle, other facets of the Montblanc lifestyle have also been given a stylish Maison Kitsuné design treatment including a leather notebook, and MB 01 smart headphones.     Montblanc x Maison Kitsuné capsule collection is available from June 24th 2021. For more information visit www.montblanc.com

BURBERRY PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION
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BURBERRY PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week This presentation is all about the power and the beauty of self-expression and about escaping and coming together as one to celebrate our creativity.     I have always been inspired by music and by its ability to transport your mind – how it can connect you with times, places and people beyond boundaries. Music has played a big role in my life, like a running soundtrack and energy throughout my youth. So many of my memories forged through music take me back to an incredible time when I was discovering myself – my voice, my identity, my creativity – sharing my experiences with friends and sometimes even strangers along the way. It was like being on a universal journey, brought together by a collective sense of openness, acceptance and opportunity.     I wanted the collection to capture that free spirit of youth and its honest and daring attitude, that sense of experimentation and fluidity. There is a strong feeling of unity but also of individuality – encouraging and uplifting each other to express ourselves freely. It’s a very raw energy that’s infectious, exciting and full of life. Like an awakening.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     For the Burberry Spring/Summer 2022 menswear presentation, Riccardo Tisci melds the feelings of freedom and togetherness in an exploration of the forces that connect and inspire us – those which make us feel alive. Creating a moment of youthful positivity, the presentation gracefully centres on the power of the spiritual and the energy of music and movement.     Filmed in the outdoors, swathes of sand are contrasted against the minimalist and raw urban structure of the striking Millennium Mills in Royal Victoria Docks, East London. A slew of models cut a bold path through the set, each distinguished with daring individuality. In an unflinchingly honest representation of freedom of expression, the collection challenges conventional codes with assured fluidity. The looks brim with youthful experimentation and sensuality, expressed through rebellious faux piercing accessories and black leather halterneck vests, coats and briefs. Tailoring and outerwear are similarly readdressed with sleeveless non-conforming silhouettes and abstract prints. The collection’s name ‘Universal Passport’ can be seen emblazoned across sleeveless mesh T-shirts and cotton shirts, affirming the presentation’s message of connectivity and exploration.     A trance-like soundtrack acts as the anthem to draw together additional gatherings of revellers, interspersed throughout the space yet transported to another plane by the music of British-formed music group Shpongle. The music transcends the everyday to an open, uninhibited space where individuals come together to connect, actively participating in this collective experience to celebrate creativity without boundaries. An exaltation of dynamic youth.     Drawing upon Burberry’s long-standing support of community spirit and freedom of expression, Riccardo Tisci curates an energetic experience full of anticipation for the discovery of new and unknown spaces to explore together. This presentation is all about the power and the beauty of self-expression and about escaping and coming together as one to celebrate our creativity.     I have always been inspired by music and by its ability to transport your mind – how it can connect you with times, places and people beyond boundaries. Music has played a big role in my life, like a running soundtrack and energy throughout my youth. So many of my memories forged through music take me back to an incredible time when I was discovering myself – my voice, my identity, my creativity – sharing my experiences with friends and sometimes even strangers along the way. It was like being on a universal journey, brought together by a collective sense of openness, acceptance and opportunity.     I wanted the collection to capture that free spirit of youth and its honest and daring attitude, that sense of experimentation and fluidity. There is a strong feeling of unity but also of individuality – encouraging and uplifting each other to express ourselves freely. It’s a very raw energy that’s infectious, exciting and full of life. Like an awakening.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     For the Burberry Spring/Summer 2022 menswear presentation, Riccardo Tisci melds the feelings of freedom and togetherness in an exploration of the forces that connect and inspire us – those which make us feel alive. Creating a moment of youthful positivity, the presentation gracefully centres on the power of the spiritual and the energy of music and movement.     Filmed in the outdoors, swathes of sand are contrasted against the minimalist and raw urban structure of the striking Millennium Mills in Royal Victoria Docks, East London. A slew of models cut a bold path through the set, each distinguished with daring individuality. In an unflinchingly honest representation of freedom of expression, the collection challenges conventional codes with assured fluidity. The looks brim with youthful experimentation and sensuality, expressed through rebellious faux piercing accessories and black leather halterneck vests, coats and briefs. Tailoring and outerwear are similarly readdressed with sleeveless non-conforming silhouettes and abstract prints. The collection’s name ‘Universal Passport’ can be seen emblazoned across sleeveless mesh T-shirts and cotton shirts, affirming the presentation’s message of connectivity and exploration.     A trance-like soundtrack acts as the anthem to draw together additional gatherings of revellers, interspersed throughout the space yet transported to another plane by the music of British-formed music group Shpongle. The music transcends the everyday to an open, uninhibited space where individuals come together to connect, actively participating in this collective experience to celebrate creativity without boundaries. An exaltation of dynamic youth.     Drawing upon Burberry’s long-standing support of community spirit and freedom of expression, Riccardo Tisci curates an energetic experience full of anticipation for the discovery of new and unknown spaces to explore together.

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