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Dressing up the entire beachfront of  The Alpemare Beach Resort
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Dressing up the entire beachfront of The Alpemare Beach Resort

Design Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ together to have a real Italian holiday experience in Forte dei Marmi, at the Bocelli family’s elegant Alpemare Beach Resort.   For the firrst time, the Fashion House symbolising Italian style and the brand created by JJ Martin, who celebrates love for sunny Italy in all of her creations, are dressing up an entire beachfront with the new Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ capsule Collection. The radiant fragrances and vibrant colours of the collection make the most of an exceptional setting. In the charming locality of Forte dei Marmi, the historic Alpemare Beach Resort has hosted artists, poets, and actors from all over Europe since the last century. Today, Alpemare belongs to the Bocelli family, who have been able to preserve its legendary appeal, transforming it into a contemporary oasis of nature, art and relaxation. The wonderful view of the Apuan Alps and the Mediterranean scents of the pine forest on one of the most evocative stretches of the Forte dei Marmi beachfront, together with contemporary works of art set out in various spaces, make Alpemare a veritable jewel of beauty and well-being. Andrea Bocelli himself, the great tenor and Italian singer who is famous throughout the world, often treats himself to relaxing breaks and even performs here.     “The quest for beauty is an art also to be drawn upon when on holiday, at the height of seaside relaxation. Our family is therefore particularly pleased to inaugurate such a new and brilliant union”, Veronica Berti Bocelli declared. She also emphasised that “through the synergies put in place by Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ, the Alpemare Beach Resort expresses in a better way its own vocation to provide guests with an all-encompassing creative experience, for the mind and for the senses... A welcoming place like a house on the beachfront, which transmits vital energy, inspiration, fascination”.     A perfect place for the joyful spirit of Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ to have an authentic Italian summer experience, combining the pure, bright style of Acqua di Parma with La DoubleJ’s maximalist, exuberant and sophisticated prints. The elegant tents that welcome guests on the Alpemare beachfront are even more radiant, with beach towels and cushions from the capsule Collection. The Confetti Blu print, designed by La DoubleJ in blue and yellow tones, creates a bright Mediterranean atmosphere for an unforgettable summer. In all relaxation areas and collective spaces, from Alpemare’s garden to its exclusive restaurant, Arancia di Capri candles give off the light and effervescent scent of one of the most popular Blu Mediterraneo fragrances. The cabins, maintained by Alpemare in their original form, come complete with Arancia di Capri amenities from the Acqua di Parma hotel line, in special recycled plastic (rPET) produced in Italy and deriving from recovered PET plastic bottles, and with products from the Acqua di Parma by     La DoubleJ collection, such as Shower Mousse and Body Lotion, for a real beauty ritual. Products individually researched down to the last detail, that express the shared passion of Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ for craft traditions and the most prized Italian ingredients. Thus, formulas for the body and accessories make up the summertime kit of desires and enhance Alpemare’s re ned harmony for a truly Italian holiday.     “We are very happy to customise, for the rst time and together with La DoubleJ, an entire beach, and to do so in one of Italy’s most charming places, namely the Alpemare Beach Resort at Forte dei Marmi. It is also an exciting initiative because we share a deep passion for the art of Italian living with our partners. Since its origins, Acqua di Parma has represented the purest Italian style, and is committed to preserving and cultivating Italian art, culture and nature. JJ Martin, with whom we created the new Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ capsule Collection, has always been in love with Italy, and she knows how to express its sunny spirit in all of her creations. The Bocelli family has created a real oasis of elegance where art and nature meet in unique harmony, an original and contemporary example of good Italian living”, says Laura Burdese, President and CEO of Acqua di Parma.     acquadiparma.com Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ together to have a real Italian holiday experience in Forte dei Marmi, at the Bocelli family’s elegant Alpemare Beach Resort.   For the firrst time, the Fashion House symbolising Italian style and the brand created by JJ Martin, who celebrates love for sunny Italy in all of her creations, are dressing up an entire beachfront with the new Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ capsule Collection. The radiant fragrances and vibrant colours of the collection make the most of an exceptional setting. In the charming locality of Forte dei Marmi, the historic Alpemare Beach Resort has hosted artists, poets, and actors from all over Europe since the last century. Today, Alpemare belongs to the Bocelli family, who have been able to preserve its legendary appeal, transforming it into a contemporary oasis of nature, art and relaxation. The wonderful view of the Apuan Alps and the Mediterranean scents of the pine forest on one of the most evocative stretches of the Forte dei Marmi beachfront, together with contemporary works of art set out in various spaces, make Alpemare a veritable jewel of beauty and well-being. Andrea Bocelli himself, the great tenor and Italian singer who is famous throughout the world, often treats himself to relaxing breaks and even performs here.     “The quest for beauty is an art also to be drawn upon when on holiday, at the height of seaside relaxation. Our family is therefore particularly pleased to inaugurate such a new and brilliant union”, Veronica Berti Bocelli declared. She also emphasised that “through the synergies put in place by Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ, the Alpemare Beach Resort expresses in a better way its own vocation to provide guests with an all-encompassing creative experience, for the mind and for the senses... A welcoming place like a house on the beachfront, which transmits vital energy, inspiration, fascination”.     A perfect place for the joyful spirit of Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ to have an authentic Italian summer experience, combining the pure, bright style of Acqua di Parma with La DoubleJ’s maximalist, exuberant and sophisticated prints. The elegant tents that welcome guests on the Alpemare beachfront are even more radiant, with beach towels and cushions from the capsule Collection. The Confetti Blu print, designed by La DoubleJ in blue and yellow tones, creates a bright Mediterranean atmosphere for an unforgettable summer. In all relaxation areas and collective spaces, from Alpemare’s garden to its exclusive restaurant, Arancia di Capri candles give off the light and effervescent scent of one of the most popular Blu Mediterraneo fragrances. The cabins, maintained by Alpemare in their original form, come complete with Arancia di Capri amenities from the Acqua di Parma hotel line, in special recycled plastic (rPET) produced in Italy and deriving from recovered PET plastic bottles, and with products from the Acqua di Parma by     La DoubleJ collection, such as Shower Mousse and Body Lotion, for a real beauty ritual. Products individually researched down to the last detail, that express the shared passion of Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ for craft traditions and the most prized Italian ingredients. Thus, formulas for the body and accessories make up the summertime kit of desires and enhance Alpemare’s re ned harmony for a truly Italian holiday.     “We are very happy to customise, for the rst time and together with La DoubleJ, an entire beach, and to do so in one of Italy’s most charming places, namely the Alpemare Beach Resort at Forte dei Marmi. It is also an exciting initiative because we share a deep passion for the art of Italian living with our partners. Since its origins, Acqua di Parma has represented the purest Italian style, and is committed to preserving and cultivating Italian art, culture and nature. JJ Martin, with whom we created the new Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ capsule Collection, has always been in love with Italy, and she knows how to express its sunny spirit in all of her creations. The Bocelli family has created a real oasis of elegance where art and nature meet in unique harmony, an original and contemporary example of good Italian living”, says Laura Burdese, President and CEO of Acqua di Parma.     acquadiparma.com

Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition in Paris extended until 3rd January
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Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition in Paris extended until 3rd January

Exhibition The Palais de la Porte Dorée is delighted to announce the reopening to the public of Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition from June, 16th and extended to January, 3rd 2021.     Designed as an invitation to discover Christian Louboutin’s rich universe, the unprecedented exhibition explores every facet of his multi-referential work, in an institution that has played an important role in inspiring his vocation. From the beginning, Christian Louboutin infused his designs with a great wealth of motifs andcolours inspired by his love of art and dierentcultures. Flamboyant, daring, open to the world, generous and at times caustic, the designer’s creativity is informed by a passion for travel and references from the worlds of pop culture, theatre, dance, literature and cinema. In revealing Christian Louboutin’s inspirations and creative processes, the exhibition showcases the designer’s vision through a selection of the most precious works from his personal collection and loans from public collections. A large selection of shoes are on display, some of which have never been exhibited before.     These historic and artistic pieces are shown alongside a number of exclusive collaborations which pay tribute to Christian Louboutin’s admiration for craftsman’s know how. Some examples include stained glass panels created by the Maison du Vitrail, a Sevillian silver palanquin and a cabaret sculpted in Bhutan. The exhibition also unveils collaborations, never seen before, with artists who are important to him: the director and photographer David Lynch, the New Zealand multimedia artist Lisa Reihana, the British designer duo Whitaker Malem, the Spanish choreo- grapher Blanca Li, and the Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, amongst others.     Born in the 12th district of Paris, close to the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Christian Louboutin was fascinated from an early age by the architectural beauty and ornamental richness of the institution, which was one of the earliest in uencesfeeding his love of art and applied arts. He borrowed a whole repertoire of forms and motifsfrom the Palais for his first designs, including the Maquereau shoe  made of metallic leather anddirectly inspired by the iridescence of the shin the Palais de la Porte Dorée’s tropical aquarium. It was also at the Palais, a masterpiece of Art deco, that Christian Louboutin, then a young adolescent, noticed a sign forbidding visitors to wear high heeled shoes. This sign subsequently inspired the iconic Pigalle shoe which has been reinvented over the course of the seasons.     Photos : © Marc Domage     To make your visit safe, we are implementing the following measures: Mandatory online reservation with time slots on the Palais de la Porte Dorée website. Mandatory use of the mask throughout your visit. The access is limited to few people at a time in the exhibition spaces. Markings on the ground allowing the respect of safety distances. Provision of hydroalcoholic gel at your arrival at the Palais de la Porte Dorée and the entrance of all exhibition spaces. Maintaining a distance of 1 meter from other visitors. Respect social distancing and sanitary gestures.     PALAIS DE LA PORTE DORÉE- MUSÉE NATIONAL DE L’HISTOIRE DE L’IMMIGRATION- AQUARIUM TROPICAL 293, avenue Daumesnil – 75012 Paris Métro - Tramway - Bus et 201 - Porte Dorée www.palais-portedoree.fr The Palais de la Porte Dorée is delighted to announce the reopening to the public of Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition from June, 16th and extended to January, 3rd 2021.     Designed as an invitation to discover Christian Louboutin’s rich universe, the unprecedented exhibition explores every facet of his multi-referential work, in an institution that has played an important role in inspiring his vocation. From the beginning, Christian Louboutin infused his designs with a great wealth of motifs andcolours inspired by his love of art and dierentcultures. Flamboyant, daring, open to the world, generous and at times caustic, the designer’s creativity is informed by a passion for travel and references from the worlds of pop culture, theatre, dance, literature and cinema. In revealing Christian Louboutin’s inspirations and creative processes, the exhibition showcases the designer’s vision through a selection of the most precious works from his personal collection and loans from public collections. A large selection of shoes are on display, some of which have never been exhibited before.     These historic and artistic pieces are shown alongside a number of exclusive collaborations which pay tribute to Christian Louboutin’s admiration for craftsman’s know how. Some examples include stained glass panels created by the Maison du Vitrail, a Sevillian silver palanquin and a cabaret sculpted in Bhutan. The exhibition also unveils collaborations, never seen before, with artists who are important to him: the director and photographer David Lynch, the New Zealand multimedia artist Lisa Reihana, the British designer duo Whitaker Malem, the Spanish choreo- grapher Blanca Li, and the Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, amongst others.     Born in the 12th district of Paris, close to the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Christian Louboutin was fascinated from an early age by the architectural beauty and ornamental richness of the institution, which was one of the earliest in uencesfeeding his love of art and applied arts. He borrowed a whole repertoire of forms and motifsfrom the Palais for his first designs, including the Maquereau shoe  made of metallic leather anddirectly inspired by the iridescence of the shin the Palais de la Porte Dorée’s tropical aquarium. It was also at the Palais, a masterpiece of Art deco, that Christian Louboutin, then a young adolescent, noticed a sign forbidding visitors to wear high heeled shoes. This sign subsequently inspired the iconic Pigalle shoe which has been reinvented over the course of the seasons.     Photos : © Marc Domage     To make your visit safe, we are implementing the following measures: Mandatory online reservation with time slots on the Palais de la Porte Dorée website. Mandatory use of the mask throughout your visit. The access is limited to few people at a time in the exhibition spaces. Markings on the ground allowing the respect of safety distances. Provision of hydroalcoholic gel at your arrival at the Palais de la Porte Dorée and the entrance of all exhibition spaces. Maintaining a distance of 1 meter from other visitors. Respect social distancing and sanitary gestures.     PALAIS DE LA PORTE DORÉE- MUSÉE NATIONAL DE L’HISTOIRE DE L’IMMIGRATION- AQUARIUM TROPICAL 293, avenue Daumesnil – 75012 Paris Métro - Tramway - Bus et 201 - Porte Dorée www.palais-portedoree.fr

Givenchy appoints Matthew M. Williams as creative director
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Givenchy appoints Matthew M. Williams as creative director

Fashion The House of GIVENCHY, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew M. WILLIAMS as Creative Director, effective June16th,2020. Matthew M. WILLIAMS will take on all creative responsibilities for Women’s and Men’s collections.     Sidney TOLEDANO, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, declares: I am very happy to see Matthew M. WILLIAMS join the LVMH Group. Since he took part in the LVMH Prize, we have had the pleasure of watching him develop into the great talent he is today. I believe his singular vision of modernity will be a great opportunity for GIVENCHY to write its new chapter with strength and success.     Renaud de LESQUEN, CEO and President of GIVENCHY, states: I want to warmly welcome Matthew M. WILLIAMS to the beautiful Maison GIVENCHY. I am convinced that, with his unapologetic approach to design and creativity and in great collaboration with the Maison's exceptional ateliers and teams, Matthew will help GIVENCHY reach its full potential.     Matthew M. WILLIAMS states: I am extremely honored to join the House of GIVENCHY. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era, based on modernity and inclusivity. I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.   Matthew M. WILLIAMS will present his first collection for the House of GIVENCHY in Paris in October. The House of GIVENCHY, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew M. WILLIAMS as Creative Director, effective June16th,2020. Matthew M. WILLIAMS will take on all creative responsibilities for Women’s and Men’s collections.     Sidney TOLEDANO, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, declares: I am very happy to see Matthew M. WILLIAMS join the LVMH Group. Since he took part in the LVMH Prize, we have had the pleasure of watching him develop into the great talent he is today. I believe his singular vision of modernity will be a great opportunity for GIVENCHY to write its new chapter with strength and success.     Renaud de LESQUEN, CEO and President of GIVENCHY, states: I want to warmly welcome Matthew M. WILLIAMS to the beautiful Maison GIVENCHY. I am convinced that, with his unapologetic approach to design and creativity and in great collaboration with the Maison's exceptional ateliers and teams, Matthew will help GIVENCHY reach its full potential.     Matthew M. WILLIAMS states: I am extremely honored to join the House of GIVENCHY. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era, based on modernity and inclusivity. I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.   Matthew M. WILLIAMS will present his first collection for the House of GIVENCHY in Paris in October.

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Dior unveils the Fall & Winter campaign
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Dior unveils the Fall & Winter campaign

Fashion Dior unveils the new campaign video for the Fall 2020 collection by Maria Gazia Chiuri, starring actress and muse Jennifer Lawrence. Odes of the essence of elegance and graceful refinement, the sculptural beauty of these looks celebrates the quintessence of the Dior style. (Re)discover, in images, the House’s unparalleled icons and accessories, including the ever-desirable Lady Dior Ultra-Matte and Dior Bobby bags. Dior unveils the new campaign video for the Fall 2020 collection by Maria Gazia Chiuri, starring actress and muse Jennifer Lawrence. Odes of the essence of elegance and graceful refinement, the sculptural beauty of these looks celebrates the quintessence of the Dior style. (Re)discover, in images, the House’s unparalleled icons and accessories, including the ever-desirable Lady Dior Ultra-Matte and Dior Bobby bags.

The Diesel 2020 capsule collection dedicated to Pride
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The Diesel 2020 capsule collection dedicated to Pride

Fashion DIESEL—with more pride than ever—announces the launch of the DIESEL 2020 Capsule Collection Dedicated to Pride, consisting of 49 pieces total. At a time in which celebrations and gatherings may not be able to occur as they once did, DIESEL intends to champion Pride with even more strength and support. Being who we are should not be up for debate, judgment or approval—nor should Pride be in any way minimized when facing new obstacles and turbulent horizons. That being said: It is more important than ever to promote and take action for freedom, fairness and justice.       2020 marks the second season that DIESEL has designed a capsule dedicated to Pride. Primarily, it consists of underwear, beachwear, and accessories. Notable items include boxers briefs, bikinis, jock straps, socks, baseball hats, tank tops, bodysuits, T-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, sunglasses and watches.     Two adaptations of DIESEL logos appear throughout; the first, a circle rainbow icon with the phrase “Diesel Only The Brave,” and the second, and perhaps the bolder of the two, a block text showing the iconic cookie logo reworded for the occasion with “DIESEL For Successful Loving.” Additionally, this icon is color-treated in an ombré rainbow fade. However, it’s in the details where the collection really stands out. Etched along the sunglasses’ arms is the phrase “GET WET,” which also becomes visible on the lenses when they get steamed up. Just as in life, the details and individual components make all the difference—unique traits should not only be honored, but fully encouraged.      DIESEL has long held diversity and inclusion as core values of its brand ethos. There is no better arena to toast these values than in commemorating Pride.      To generate contents around the capsule, DIESEL followed social distancing and health and safety guidelines. As a result, all assets depicting and showing the DIESEL 2020 Capsule Collection Dedicated to Pride have been created by LGBTQI+ individuals around the world: Harlow Monroe; Sofia Malamute; Stella Lucia; Kai Isiah Jamal;Saroand Ian Isiah. Each created imagery through their lenses and in their own homes and places of shelter.     As a component of Pride month celebrations, DIESEL will partner with the world-renowned Club Quarantine for the first 24-hour global digital party in late June, connect-ing many cities around the world to be hosted on Zoom. Socializing has changed drastically—we are in the virtual rave age, and, through digital innovation, DIESEL and Club Quarantine demonstrate that, no matter what or where, there is no substitute for community.     The DIESEL 2020 Capsule Collection dedicated to Pride is available worldwide through retail, wholesale and trade channels, and the full line may be purchased through www.diesel.com. Diesel and OTB Foundation will support two international projects dealing with gender identity and integration into the work market: the SF LGBT Center(San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center) and the TGEU (Transgender Europe). DIESEL—with more pride than ever—announces the launch of the DIESEL 2020 Capsule Collection Dedicated to Pride, consisting of 49 pieces total. At a time in which celebrations and gatherings may not be able to occur as they once did, DIESEL intends to champion Pride with even more strength and support. Being who we are should not be up for debate, judgment or approval—nor should Pride be in any way minimized when facing new obstacles and turbulent horizons. That being said: It is more important than ever to promote and take action for freedom, fairness and justice.       2020 marks the second season that DIESEL has designed a capsule dedicated to Pride. Primarily, it consists of underwear, beachwear, and accessories. Notable items include boxers briefs, bikinis, jock straps, socks, baseball hats, tank tops, bodysuits, T-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, sunglasses and watches.     Two adaptations of DIESEL logos appear throughout; the first, a circle rainbow icon with the phrase “Diesel Only The Brave,” and the second, and perhaps the bolder of the two, a block text showing the iconic cookie logo reworded for the occasion with “DIESEL For Successful Loving.” Additionally, this icon is color-treated in an ombré rainbow fade. However, it’s in the details where the collection really stands out. Etched along the sunglasses’ arms is the phrase “GET WET,” which also becomes visible on the lenses when they get steamed up. Just as in life, the details and individual components make all the difference—unique traits should not only be honored, but fully encouraged.      DIESEL has long held diversity and inclusion as core values of its brand ethos. There is no better arena to toast these values than in commemorating Pride.      To generate contents around the capsule, DIESEL followed social distancing and health and safety guidelines. As a result, all assets depicting and showing the DIESEL 2020 Capsule Collection Dedicated to Pride have been created by LGBTQI+ individuals around the world: Harlow Monroe; Sofia Malamute; Stella Lucia; Kai Isiah Jamal;Saroand Ian Isiah. Each created imagery through their lenses and in their own homes and places of shelter.     As a component of Pride month celebrations, DIESEL will partner with the world-renowned Club Quarantine for the first 24-hour global digital party in late June, connect-ing many cities around the world to be hosted on Zoom. Socializing has changed drastically—we are in the virtual rave age, and, through digital innovation, DIESEL and Club Quarantine demonstrate that, no matter what or where, there is no substitute for community.     The DIESEL 2020 Capsule Collection dedicated to Pride is available worldwide through retail, wholesale and trade channels, and the full line may be purchased through www.diesel.com. Diesel and OTB Foundation will support two international projects dealing with gender identity and integration into the work market: the SF LGBT Center(San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center) and the TGEU (Transgender Europe).

Louis Vuitton Father's Day gifting
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Louis Vuitton Father's Day gifting

Men For Father’s Day, Louis Vuitton celebrates its eclectic Men’s collections. The Maison’s style codes are reinterpreted in a selection of ready-to-wear items, leather goods, shoes and accessories.     Leather goods: Leather goods celebrate the Maison’s iconic handbags with the Gaston Labels, Reverse Monogram Eclipse and Damier Graphite Utility capsule collections. Superior craftsmanship and functionality combine to satisfy all modern-day lifestyle needs. Whether it’s a messenger bag or a backpack, each bag is designed to carry the essentials of the modern, on-the-go man. Foldable, adjustable and practical, they can be easily slipped into a suitcase and worn in a variety of ways.     Accessories Selection: The accessories selection is a celebration of the iconic Monogram. Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses, while it can be worn on wide chains around the neck or on the wrist. This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.   Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses.   This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.     Ready-to-wear: Emblematic pieces created by Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for menswear, illustrate the versatility of the Maison’s collections, like this reversible wool and silk coat in a classic cut featuring a Camo Monogram. For a more classic look, the Maison o ers items such as this heathered grey cashmere crew neck, available in several colours.     Shoes: The shoe collection pays tribute to the trainer, the new classic of men's wardrobes, with a model for any everyday occasion. A classic white pair with subtle grey leather trim bearing the Maison’s Monogram contrasts with the black Shiny Monogram Rivoli and Run Away Pulse models for an utterly chic yet casual look.     Watch Selection: The Tambour Horizon is a unique model of connected watch which perfectly encapsulates the Louis Vuitton spirit of travel, expertise, and creativity. The enhanced “My Travel” feature now syncs all relative travel information and gives access to the Maison’s City Guides. The new 24-hour ring around the watch face optimally completes the various contents of the “Agenda” feature. With its step counter, weather reports and air pollution indicator, the Tambour Horizon connected watch is a useful accessory that reflects one's personal style thanks to its numerous customisation options.     Unique Gifts Selection:   - Sports: Jump ropes, dumbbells, ping-pong paddles or golf clubs... Because sports play an increasingly key role in men’s lives, Louis Vuitton reinvents these lifestyle products, turning them into luxury objects. They will instantly win over the sportiest men, and motivate those who are struggling to get started!   - Games: Louis Vuitton adds colour to game-lovers’ lives with a pop line in contrasting materials, where Plexiglas meets leather and metal in a surprising encounter. Fun products such as dice and token holders are an ode to conviviality that re ects the Maison’s longstanding tradition of game-making.   - Collector Items: For aesthetes and lovers of beautiful objects, Louis Vuitton has designed a series of pieces steeped in both tradition and modernity. Two paperweights in the form of a sailing boat and a vintage car echo Gaston-Louis Vuitton's passion for childhood memories and the Maison's cherished Art of Travel.     Fragrance Selection: Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud has created ve exceptional compositions which capture breathtaking discoveries and evoke a masculine energy right on the skin’s surface. Fantasies of total freedom with Immensité, a wandering visit of a new world in Nouveau Monde, a long nighttime expedition through a stormy Orage, a surge of optimism through adventures Sur La Route, unforeseen meetings Au Hasard: each of these men's fragrances promises unparalleled intensity. Louis Vuitton continues its captivating sensory journey with the Cologne Perfumes Collection. This year, Sun Song, Cactus Garden and Afternoon Swim welcome California Dream. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud holds onto the moment, captures the resonance of a sunset in this in nitely radiant fragrance. The ardent mandarin is consumed by fruity joyfulness, tempered by the diaphanous ambrette and its subtle warmth. To further this vivid dialogue, the Maison invited Californian artist Alex Israel to decorate the box and bottle of this new Cologne Perfume. For Father’s Day, Louis Vuitton celebrates its eclectic Men’s collections. The Maison’s style codes are reinterpreted in a selection of ready-to-wear items, leather goods, shoes and accessories.     Leather goods: Leather goods celebrate the Maison’s iconic handbags with the Gaston Labels, Reverse Monogram Eclipse and Damier Graphite Utility capsule collections. Superior craftsmanship and functionality combine to satisfy all modern-day lifestyle needs. Whether it’s a messenger bag or a backpack, each bag is designed to carry the essentials of the modern, on-the-go man. Foldable, adjustable and practical, they can be easily slipped into a suitcase and worn in a variety of ways.     Accessories Selection: The accessories selection is a celebration of the iconic Monogram. Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses, while it can be worn on wide chains around the neck or on the wrist. This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.   Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses.   This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.     Ready-to-wear: Emblematic pieces created by Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for menswear, illustrate the versatility of the Maison’s collections, like this reversible wool and silk coat in a classic cut featuring a Camo Monogram. For a more classic look, the Maison o ers items such as this heathered grey cashmere crew neck, available in several colours.     Shoes: The shoe collection pays tribute to the trainer, the new classic of men's wardrobes, with a model for any everyday occasion. A classic white pair with subtle grey leather trim bearing the Maison’s Monogram contrasts with the black Shiny Monogram Rivoli and Run Away Pulse models for an utterly chic yet casual look.     Watch Selection: The Tambour Horizon is a unique model of connected watch which perfectly encapsulates the Louis Vuitton spirit of travel, expertise, and creativity. The enhanced “My Travel” feature now syncs all relative travel information and gives access to the Maison’s City Guides. The new 24-hour ring around the watch face optimally completes the various contents of the “Agenda” feature. With its step counter, weather reports and air pollution indicator, the Tambour Horizon connected watch is a useful accessory that reflects one's personal style thanks to its numerous customisation options.     Unique Gifts Selection:   - Sports: Jump ropes, dumbbells, ping-pong paddles or golf clubs... Because sports play an increasingly key role in men’s lives, Louis Vuitton reinvents these lifestyle products, turning them into luxury objects. They will instantly win over the sportiest men, and motivate those who are struggling to get started!   - Games: Louis Vuitton adds colour to game-lovers’ lives with a pop line in contrasting materials, where Plexiglas meets leather and metal in a surprising encounter. Fun products such as dice and token holders are an ode to conviviality that re ects the Maison’s longstanding tradition of game-making.   - Collector Items: For aesthetes and lovers of beautiful objects, Louis Vuitton has designed a series of pieces steeped in both tradition and modernity. Two paperweights in the form of a sailing boat and a vintage car echo Gaston-Louis Vuitton's passion for childhood memories and the Maison's cherished Art of Travel.     Fragrance Selection: Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud has created ve exceptional compositions which capture breathtaking discoveries and evoke a masculine energy right on the skin’s surface. Fantasies of total freedom with Immensité, a wandering visit of a new world in Nouveau Monde, a long nighttime expedition through a stormy Orage, a surge of optimism through adventures Sur La Route, unforeseen meetings Au Hasard: each of these men's fragrances promises unparalleled intensity. Louis Vuitton continues its captivating sensory journey with the Cologne Perfumes Collection. This year, Sun Song, Cactus Garden and Afternoon Swim welcome California Dream. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud holds onto the moment, captures the resonance of a sunset in this in nitely radiant fragrance. The ardent mandarin is consumed by fruity joyfulness, tempered by the diaphanous ambrette and its subtle warmth. To further this vivid dialogue, the Maison invited Californian artist Alex Israel to decorate the box and bottle of this new Cologne Perfume.

Tommy Hilfiger gifting for Father's Day
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Tommy Hilfiger gifting for Father's Day

Men Working on a gift guide for Father's Day 2020? Tommy Hilfiger has rounded up  truly timeless styles elevated with technical elements and a sophisticated twist.     get your gifts: https://uk.tommy.com/fathers-day-gifts     Working on a gift guide for Father's Day 2020? Tommy Hilfiger has rounded up  truly timeless styles elevated with technical elements and a sophisticated twist.     get your gifts: https://uk.tommy.com/fathers-day-gifts    

FILLING PIECES TAKES STEPS TOWARDS RESPONSIBILITY WITH RELEASE OF  THE COURT 683.
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FILLING PIECES TAKES STEPS TOWARDS RESPONSIBILITY WITH RELEASE OF THE COURT 683.

Accessories Named after the additional production cost of €6,83, the Court 683 is the brand’s most responsible shoe to-date.   The ‘683’ is the first of a new conscious line of products aiming to pave the way for the entire FILLING PIECES collection to be more responsible. The campaign is shot by Woody Bos, featuring Tyvvani Ebuehi and Gogo Lupin.The imagery expresses the human need to move ever closer to the shapes created by nature. The playful interaction with our Court 683 aims to emulate organic forms, almost forgotten in the months of isolation. Inspiration comes from the simple beauty of the trees and wildflowers, something we might have taken for granted. Modelled on the Low Plain Court, key features of the 683 include the use of fully-traceable, Dutch organic leather hides, coloured using metal-free tanning. Traditional rubber soles are substituted for a sugarcane EVA equivalent, eliminating the use of petroleum from the production process.     “As a fashion brand, we are conscious that each decision we make has an impact on our environment and we need to do better. Whilst we don’t currently have access to a luxury leather alternative, the 683 is the most responsible shoe we can produce right now, with steps being taken to further develop responsible choices within our production and design process.”- Chris Alders, Head of Marketing at FP.     €6.83 is the total additional cost of FP’s responsible choices. Every aspect of the original Court has been examined and replaced by more sustainable alternatives. The organic hides are sourced through Trace your Leather Cooperative (TLC), traceable to the individual cow. The leather lining has been substituted for recycled PET mesh. Laces are organic cotton, coated in beeswax - eliminating the use of pesticides. Plastic-based insoles are replaced with recycled cork produced in Portugal, home to FP’s factories - where production emissions have been offset by investing in carbon-negative projects. A cattle-style tag with a QR code is attached to each pair and leads to a webpage dedicated to the decision-making for the 683, as well as detailing the ‘responsible’ steps put in place throughout the brand’s entire production cycle. 683 represents the commitment from FILLING PIECES to be more environmentally responsible at all levels of the company. There are plans to extend the 683 line to other signature silhouettes such as the Low Top and Low Mondo 2.0. These are identifiable by a recycled, royal blue nylon label. The Court 683 is available in four colourways from 16 June 2020, part of the first drop for AW20.     CREDITS : Photography : Woody Bos (@woodybos) Art Direction : Daniele Misso (@daniele.misso) Talents : Tyvanni Osaheni Ebuehi (@tyvvanni), Gregory Robert (@gogolupin) Styling : Anna Claassen (@annaclaassen) MUAH : David Koppelaar (@davidkoppelaar) Named after the additional production cost of €6,83, the Court 683 is the brand’s most responsible shoe to-date.   The ‘683’ is the first of a new conscious line of products aiming to pave the way for the entire FILLING PIECES collection to be more responsible. The campaign is shot by Woody Bos, featuring Tyvvani Ebuehi and Gogo Lupin.The imagery expresses the human need to move ever closer to the shapes created by nature. The playful interaction with our Court 683 aims to emulate organic forms, almost forgotten in the months of isolation. Inspiration comes from the simple beauty of the trees and wildflowers, something we might have taken for granted. Modelled on the Low Plain Court, key features of the 683 include the use of fully-traceable, Dutch organic leather hides, coloured using metal-free tanning. Traditional rubber soles are substituted for a sugarcane EVA equivalent, eliminating the use of petroleum from the production process.     “As a fashion brand, we are conscious that each decision we make has an impact on our environment and we need to do better. Whilst we don’t currently have access to a luxury leather alternative, the 683 is the most responsible shoe we can produce right now, with steps being taken to further develop responsible choices within our production and design process.”- Chris Alders, Head of Marketing at FP.     €6.83 is the total additional cost of FP’s responsible choices. Every aspect of the original Court has been examined and replaced by more sustainable alternatives. The organic hides are sourced through Trace your Leather Cooperative (TLC), traceable to the individual cow. The leather lining has been substituted for recycled PET mesh. Laces are organic cotton, coated in beeswax - eliminating the use of pesticides. Plastic-based insoles are replaced with recycled cork produced in Portugal, home to FP’s factories - where production emissions have been offset by investing in carbon-negative projects. A cattle-style tag with a QR code is attached to each pair and leads to a webpage dedicated to the decision-making for the 683, as well as detailing the ‘responsible’ steps put in place throughout the brand’s entire production cycle. 683 represents the commitment from FILLING PIECES to be more environmentally responsible at all levels of the company. There are plans to extend the 683 line to other signature silhouettes such as the Low Top and Low Mondo 2.0. These are identifiable by a recycled, royal blue nylon label. The Court 683 is available in four colourways from 16 June 2020, part of the first drop for AW20.     CREDITS : Photography : Woody Bos (@woodybos) Art Direction : Daniele Misso (@daniele.misso) Talents : Tyvanni Osaheni Ebuehi (@tyvvanni), Gregory Robert (@gogolupin) Styling : Anna Claassen (@annaclaassen) MUAH : David Koppelaar (@davidkoppelaar)

Alexander McQueen releases the new accessories for men
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Alexander McQueen releases the new accessories for men

Accessories These light metal sunglasses are fitted with solid coloured lenses. They feature metallic temples finished with skull motifs and the Alexander McQueen signature engraved tone on tone. Both the lenses and acetate bars come in a variety of colours and finishes.     Hand-crafted chunky chain necklaces, bracelets and earrings with smooth molten facets are constructed by hand: the organic shape of links is inspired by rose petals.  Charms feature beetles and spiders trapped in resin and large, facetted quartz crystal pendants dipped in colour pigment and set in delicate metal cups edged with jewelled florals.  Antique silver rings are set with insects trapped in resin or have high relief floral detailing and facetted edges finished with micro-crystals and crushed metal balls. These light metal sunglasses are fitted with solid coloured lenses. They feature metallic temples finished with skull motifs and the Alexander McQueen signature engraved tone on tone. Both the lenses and acetate bars come in a variety of colours and finishes.     Hand-crafted chunky chain necklaces, bracelets and earrings with smooth molten facets are constructed by hand: the organic shape of links is inspired by rose petals.  Charms feature beetles and spiders trapped in resin and large, facetted quartz crystal pendants dipped in colour pigment and set in delicate metal cups edged with jewelled florals.  Antique silver rings are set with insects trapped in resin or have high relief floral detailing and facetted edges finished with micro-crystals and crushed metal balls.

For Fall & Winter 2020, Givenchy unveils Antigona soft bags for men
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For Fall & Winter 2020, Givenchy unveils Antigona soft bags for men

Accessories For Fall-Winter 2020, the House of Givenchy has adapted its new Antigona Soft bag especially for the Givenchy man.     Named for the heroine of Greek mythology who inspired the original, iconic Antigona, the Antigona Soft first appeared in the Pre-Fall 2020 women’s lookbook. Revisited in a men’s version, the maxi style debuted on the Fall-Winter 2020 runway in Paris, as a natural extension of this season’s mood.     At a glance, the family resemblance is clear. Like the classic Antigona, the Antigona Soft is based on rigorous geometry and purity of line, transposed into a suppler construction. Inspired by Givenchy’s dual signature, the new men’s bag blends the subtle sensuality found in the women’s style now enhanced with more generous, masculine proportions.     A directional statement among Givenchy leather accessories for men, the Antigona Soft is sophisticated yet versatile. Gliding seamlessly from everyday use to weekender or extended getaways, it comes in a large size (in black or sand beige) and a maxi size; in woven black, white and red leather; with the Givenchy chains print on wool; or in timeless black calf leather. Sleek, practical features include a removable shoulder strap for extra versatility, two spacious zipped compartments, and a zipped inner pocket. Two outer handles with turn-lock hardware add to its refined allure.     The Antigona Soft maxi bag for men will debut in Givenchy boutiques on September, 2020. Retail prices: from 2,290 euros (large). For Fall-Winter 2020, the House of Givenchy has adapted its new Antigona Soft bag especially for the Givenchy man.     Named for the heroine of Greek mythology who inspired the original, iconic Antigona, the Antigona Soft first appeared in the Pre-Fall 2020 women’s lookbook. Revisited in a men’s version, the maxi style debuted on the Fall-Winter 2020 runway in Paris, as a natural extension of this season’s mood.     At a glance, the family resemblance is clear. Like the classic Antigona, the Antigona Soft is based on rigorous geometry and purity of line, transposed into a suppler construction. Inspired by Givenchy’s dual signature, the new men’s bag blends the subtle sensuality found in the women’s style now enhanced with more generous, masculine proportions.     A directional statement among Givenchy leather accessories for men, the Antigona Soft is sophisticated yet versatile. Gliding seamlessly from everyday use to weekender or extended getaways, it comes in a large size (in black or sand beige) and a maxi size; in woven black, white and red leather; with the Givenchy chains print on wool; or in timeless black calf leather. Sleek, practical features include a removable shoulder strap for extra versatility, two spacious zipped compartments, and a zipped inner pocket. Two outer handles with turn-lock hardware add to its refined allure.     The Antigona Soft maxi bag for men will debut in Givenchy boutiques on September, 2020. Retail prices: from 2,290 euros (large).

Maggie Maurer by Elizaveta Porodina
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Maggie Maurer by Elizaveta Porodina

Fashion Maggie Maurer captured by Elizaveta Porodina in our second edition.     TEAM CREDITS: photography ELIZAVETA PORODINA styling LISA JARVIS casting TIMOTEJ LETONJA talent MAGGIE MAURER at IMG hair artist: OLIVIER SCHAWALDER at BRYANT ARTISTS make-up artist: CECILE PARAVINA at BRYANT ARTISTS light director JOSEF BEYER set designer NICOLA SCARLINO set design assistant LOUISE PISSELET retouch SHERIFF POST-PRODUCTION DPT Maggie Maurer captured by Elizaveta Porodina in our second edition.     TEAM CREDITS: photography ELIZAVETA PORODINA styling LISA JARVIS casting TIMOTEJ LETONJA talent MAGGIE MAURER at IMG hair artist: OLIVIER SCHAWALDER at BRYANT ARTISTS make-up artist: CECILE PARAVINA at BRYANT ARTISTS light director JOSEF BEYER set designer NICOLA SCARLINO set design assistant LOUISE PISSELET retouch SHERIFF POST-PRODUCTION DPT

In conversation with Daan Baeten
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In conversation with Daan Baeten

Accessories Exclusive interview with the founder of NUBIKK, Daan Baeten.     What made you decide to start your footwear company back in 2012?    As a son from a family with three generations of leather and shoemaking experience, I rolled into the shoe business. Back in 2012, I felt the need to start my own business because I missed a comfortable, fashionable shoe at a fair price. With all the experience I’ve gained from my family in combination with my drive and passion to create things, I started NUBIKK, a shoe brand that believes fashion should go hand in hand with comfort.       What makes Nubikk unique and what is the purpose of creating the shoes?   At NUBIKK we create leather products, from the best Italian leathers, with lightweight soles throughout the entire collection to reach the best comfort. Because customers like the same lush feeling as experienced when wearing sportswear. Additionally, the same level of cushioned insoles is now also used in NUBIKK’s formal wear for women and men, like the high heeled boots and espadrilles. So the purpose of it all is to bring fashionable shoes, combined with comfort, to a wide audience.      How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is indeed a very important topic. At NUBIKK, every department is working very hard to look at the possibilities to leave the smallest footprint possible. For example, we care very much about the work environment of our team, in our factories and all suppliers and places where our materials come from. We deliver all our goods completely plastic-free, develop soles made of pure latex, use sugar cane as a material for lightweight soles, hence, the least amount of chemicals are used during the production of our materials. There is an entire section on our website that explains everything we do.      What made you expand your product line to accessories and t-shirts?   Our focus and expertise lie with shoes, but our passion lies with fashion in general. Hence, during the last few seasons, we are exploring other products as well such as handbags for women, accessories like phone cases, and lately t-shirts and sweaters. We had the idea to make a great fitting shirt from organic cotton. To show that shirts made of more sustainable material look and fit much better as compared to products with cheaper and polluting materials.  I am coming from a shoe family. That means my heart is with shoes and a different variety of shoes. We do not solely focus on sneakers but try to expand our horizon.     What can we look forward to from Nubikk to come in the future?   Currently, we are working on several square-toe shaped boots and we recently dropped boots with ‘see-through' glass heels in different colors, with a great fit and removable cushioned insoles. But we also see a shift in our product range moving slowly from sneakers to boots and derby shoes. We have made them all in a cool way. They will drop this winter.  2019 was a great year for us with international expansion and opening our very first flagship store in Amsterdam. For the winter collection of 2020, we have a lot of great new designs coming up and also a big collaboration. On which I can’t say too much but it’s coming soon.   NUBIKK.com Exclusive interview with the founder of NUBIKK, Daan Baeten.     What made you decide to start your footwear company back in 2012?    As a son from a family with three generations of leather and shoemaking experience, I rolled into the shoe business. Back in 2012, I felt the need to start my own business because I missed a comfortable, fashionable shoe at a fair price. With all the experience I’ve gained from my family in combination with my drive and passion to create things, I started NUBIKK, a shoe brand that believes fashion should go hand in hand with comfort.       What makes Nubikk unique and what is the purpose of creating the shoes?   At NUBIKK we create leather products, from the best Italian leathers, with lightweight soles throughout the entire collection to reach the best comfort. Because customers like the same lush feeling as experienced when wearing sportswear. Additionally, the same level of cushioned insoles is now also used in NUBIKK’s formal wear for women and men, like the high heeled boots and espadrilles. So the purpose of it all is to bring fashionable shoes, combined with comfort, to a wide audience.      How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is indeed a very important topic. At NUBIKK, every department is working very hard to look at the possibilities to leave the smallest footprint possible. For example, we care very much about the work environment of our team, in our factories and all suppliers and places where our materials come from. We deliver all our goods completely plastic-free, develop soles made of pure latex, use sugar cane as a material for lightweight soles, hence, the least amount of chemicals are used during the production of our materials. There is an entire section on our website that explains everything we do.      What made you expand your product line to accessories and t-shirts?   Our focus and expertise lie with shoes, but our passion lies with fashion in general. Hence, during the last few seasons, we are exploring other products as well such as handbags for women, accessories like phone cases, and lately t-shirts and sweaters. We had the idea to make a great fitting shirt from organic cotton. To show that shirts made of more sustainable material look and fit much better as compared to products with cheaper and polluting materials.  I am coming from a shoe family. That means my heart is with shoes and a different variety of shoes. We do not solely focus on sneakers but try to expand our horizon.     What can we look forward to from Nubikk to come in the future?   Currently, we are working on several square-toe shaped boots and we recently dropped boots with ‘see-through' glass heels in different colors, with a great fit and removable cushioned insoles. But we also see a shift in our product range moving slowly from sneakers to boots and derby shoes. We have made them all in a cool way. They will drop this winter.  2019 was a great year for us with international expansion and opening our very first flagship store in Amsterdam. For the winter collection of 2020, we have a lot of great new designs coming up and also a big collaboration. On which I can’t say too much but it’s coming soon.   NUBIKK.com

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