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The Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2022 Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh
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The Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2022 Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh

Fashion Week The Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2022 Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh is captured in the film Amen Break, featuring GZA, Goldie, Saul Williams, Issa Perica, Caleb Femi, JIM JOE, Kandis Williams, Thelma Buabeng, Octavia Burgel, Lupe Fiasco, Julian Eugene Tsukasa Williams, Damian Eugene Nagisa Williams, Shabaka Hutchings and Malik Le Nost, alongside a broad cast of talent. Directed by Mahfuz Sultan, the film explores ideas of transmission: the act of passing of something from person to another, acti vating waves of change across generations, and impacting the lives of others.   It is a story of about a father and son united by an unnamed loss, crossing a dream world to deliver a message to the other side. Along the way, adversaries conspire against the child, heroes emerge to guide him, and great sacrifices are made to get him across the divide. The film observes life’s supporting figures: those who embark on long journeys to make the passage less difficult for those who follow; who fight the battles for the future of others, break the bound - aries, and dismantle archetypical notions. Metaphorically informed by the Amen Break – the singular, little-known drum break that would become a founding factor in hip-hop and jungle, and go on to be sampled in thou - sands of tracks in its aftermath – the film reflects on a historic moment in Black art and culture when electronic music and hip hop emerged like twins from the same egg, and trickled into every part of the globe.   The film’s narrative is an abstract inter - pretation of the story of Lupe Fiasco, the American fine artist and rapper, who grew up on the Southside of Chicago amid the gang turbulence of the 1970s and ‘80s. Determined to offer another way out for young people in the area, Fiasco’s father – an African drummer and member of the Black Panther Party – organised martial arts studies as an alternative path. By employing the philosophical values of martial arts as a solution to the problem, Fiasco impacted a generation of kids with ideas of peace, understanding and empow - erment. A local legend, his work in the community served to neutralise archetypical preconceptions and open a gateway of oppor - tunity previously obscure. The Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2022 Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh is captured in the film Amen Break, featuring GZA, Goldie, Saul Williams, Issa Perica, Caleb Femi, JIM JOE, Kandis Williams, Thelma Buabeng, Octavia Burgel, Lupe Fiasco, Julian Eugene Tsukasa Williams, Damian Eugene Nagisa Williams, Shabaka Hutchings and Malik Le Nost, alongside a broad cast of talent. Directed by Mahfuz Sultan, the film explores ideas of transmission: the act of passing of something from person to another, acti vating waves of change across generations, and impacting the lives of others.   It is a story of about a father and son united by an unnamed loss, crossing a dream world to deliver a message to the other side. Along the way, adversaries conspire against the child, heroes emerge to guide him, and great sacrifices are made to get him across the divide. The film observes life’s supporting figures: those who embark on long journeys to make the passage less difficult for those who follow; who fight the battles for the future of others, break the bound - aries, and dismantle archetypical notions. Metaphorically informed by the Amen Break – the singular, little-known drum break that would become a founding factor in hip-hop and jungle, and go on to be sampled in thou - sands of tracks in its aftermath – the film reflects on a historic moment in Black art and culture when electronic music and hip hop emerged like twins from the same egg, and trickled into every part of the globe.   The film’s narrative is an abstract inter - pretation of the story of Lupe Fiasco, the American fine artist and rapper, who grew up on the Southside of Chicago amid the gang turbulence of the 1970s and ‘80s. Determined to offer another way out for young people in the area, Fiasco’s father – an African drummer and member of the Black Panther Party – organised martial arts studies as an alternative path. By employing the philosophical values of martial arts as a solution to the problem, Fiasco impacted a generation of kids with ideas of peace, understanding and empow - erment. A local legend, his work in the community served to neutralise archetypical preconceptions and open a gateway of oppor - tunity previously obscure.

FENDI presents the new Men’s Spring & Summer 2022 Collection
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FENDI presents the new Men’s Spring & Summer 2022 Collection

Fashion Week From the unprecedented perspective of the FENDI headquarters inside the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, the landscape sprawls out in a 360° vista towards the seven hills of Rome, the Apennine mountains and glimpses of the Mediterranean Sea. Nature and architecture melt into a spectacular canvas of soft colour, evolving through the course of the day to reveal the dynamic topography of the region in an infinitely changing light. “How you see things – and from where you see them – has never been more important,” says Silvia Venturini Fendi, Artistic Director of FENDI Accessories and Menswear. “Our singular point of view in this period has modified our perception of the world – and mine has become so linked to what I see from the arches and the rooftop of our building. It is almost like a bird’s eye view of Rome from here. The colours and the perspective are always changing – the soft palette of the Roman sky across the day is so beautiful and I wanted it to be a focal point of this collection.”   Reflections on watching the world from above have inspired the FENDI Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection, a rich interplay of lightness and ease with a laser sharp focus on the future of luxury. A subtle palette echoes spring flora and the transient skies in pastel shots of lemon and lime, ice blue, lavender, pistachio and peony against mineral shades of travertine, chalk, graphite and slate. Like a daydream from FENDI to the world, the immediate surroundings of the Roman hinterland inform prints, shapes and workmanship, in an effortless study of proportions and scale. Plucked from the FENDI archives, an illustrated map of Rome becomes FENDI Land, a cartographic drawing of the city where the Palazzo Fendi springs up at its centre and the Tiber river flows through a labyrinth of buildings and streets adorned here and there with freehand FF logos. In a harmonious suite of topographic simulations entitled FENDI Earth, abstract contoured motifs float across linen silk suiting, jacquard denim, plush crochet tees and intarsia shearling.   The conceptual distortion of scale creates new tailoring volumes, as hybrid summer suiting combines a multitude of materials, shapes and utility details. Abbreviated wool jackets are cropped at the torso or split with nylon organza and peak lapel linen blazers are fitted with pen pockets and earpods compartments. Pockets drop beneath hemlines and jackets unbutton down the hips, whilst below the waist multi-pocket city shorts define the silhouette alongside straight trousers split at the ankle or panelled in a binary of double cotton and suede.   New outerwear exhibits the inimitable prowess of the FENDI leather atelier, with vented trench coats, roomy windcheaters and overshirts punctuated by Selleria stitching and embossed detailing on reversible suede, calfskin and sustainable garment-dyed cotton. Shirting in crisp poplin or light woven cashmere features fabric buttons for an all-over monochrome tonality broken elsewhere by a series of collaged fabrications featuring mismatched jacquard collars and striped cotton sleeves. Knits follow the engineered contours of the FENDI Earth motifs in featherweight cashmere intarsia ensembles alongside zipped two-tone double cashmere and polo tops in ribbed or crochet cotton. Mock neck pullovers and tees in crochet mink scoop up in the front, exposing utility belts strung with FENDI loop charms.   The FENDI Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 accessories collection is a playful escape from reality, subverting everyday objects with the heights of FENDI craftsmanship. Swimming goggles and swimming caps in collaboration with ARENA join ping-pong racket bags as ironic summer essentials, and the Baguette is shrunk as a jewellery pouch on a fine waist chain. The Peekabooappears in matte nylon, finished with burnished edges or Selleria macro stitches, while the Baguette returns as a roomy messenger or perspex clutch. New luggage shapes in canvas and printed FF logo mesh feature a bonded convex profile for a ‘fisheye’ effect, and the new Fendiness utility buckle appears on a series of nylon webbing backpacks and crossbody styles.   Evolving from the moulded FENDI Flow sneaker, buckled sandal styles join a monochrome slip-on knit sneaker with injected appliqué details in a pastel palette. Soft suede desert boots with FF logo buckles expound upon the season’s outdoor inspirations alongside flatform wicker double strap sandals finished in plush details or Selleria stitching.     Directed by Nico Vascellari, the FENDI Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection film is a majestic ode to the Roman landscape with an homage to the tropes of early science fiction cinema. Mapping the parameters of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, models reveal the building’s Rationalist architecture in precise twists and turns as day fades into night and the FENDI headquarters comes to life in a spectacular pulsing light show. Conceived by the Italian composer Alessandro Cortini, the film is accompanied by a 9-minute bespoke electronic composition for FENDI featuring synthesiser tracks inspired by interstellar travel and new perspectives on the monumental setting as seen from above. From the unprecedented perspective of the FENDI headquarters inside the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, the landscape sprawls out in a 360° vista towards the seven hills of Rome, the Apennine mountains and glimpses of the Mediterranean Sea. Nature and architecture melt into a spectacular canvas of soft colour, evolving through the course of the day to reveal the dynamic topography of the region in an infinitely changing light. “How you see things – and from where you see them – has never been more important,” says Silvia Venturini Fendi, Artistic Director of FENDI Accessories and Menswear. “Our singular point of view in this period has modified our perception of the world – and mine has become so linked to what I see from the arches and the rooftop of our building. It is almost like a bird’s eye view of Rome from here. The colours and the perspective are always changing – the soft palette of the Roman sky across the day is so beautiful and I wanted it to be a focal point of this collection.”   Reflections on watching the world from above have inspired the FENDI Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection, a rich interplay of lightness and ease with a laser sharp focus on the future of luxury. A subtle palette echoes spring flora and the transient skies in pastel shots of lemon and lime, ice blue, lavender, pistachio and peony against mineral shades of travertine, chalk, graphite and slate. Like a daydream from FENDI to the world, the immediate surroundings of the Roman hinterland inform prints, shapes and workmanship, in an effortless study of proportions and scale. Plucked from the FENDI archives, an illustrated map of Rome becomes FENDI Land, a cartographic drawing of the city where the Palazzo Fendi springs up at its centre and the Tiber river flows through a labyrinth of buildings and streets adorned here and there with freehand FF logos. In a harmonious suite of topographic simulations entitled FENDI Earth, abstract contoured motifs float across linen silk suiting, jacquard denim, plush crochet tees and intarsia shearling.   The conceptual distortion of scale creates new tailoring volumes, as hybrid summer suiting combines a multitude of materials, shapes and utility details. Abbreviated wool jackets are cropped at the torso or split with nylon organza and peak lapel linen blazers are fitted with pen pockets and earpods compartments. Pockets drop beneath hemlines and jackets unbutton down the hips, whilst below the waist multi-pocket city shorts define the silhouette alongside straight trousers split at the ankle or panelled in a binary of double cotton and suede.   New outerwear exhibits the inimitable prowess of the FENDI leather atelier, with vented trench coats, roomy windcheaters and overshirts punctuated by Selleria stitching and embossed detailing on reversible suede, calfskin and sustainable garment-dyed cotton. Shirting in crisp poplin or light woven cashmere features fabric buttons for an all-over monochrome tonality broken elsewhere by a series of collaged fabrications featuring mismatched jacquard collars and striped cotton sleeves. Knits follow the engineered contours of the FENDI Earth motifs in featherweight cashmere intarsia ensembles alongside zipped two-tone double cashmere and polo tops in ribbed or crochet cotton. Mock neck pullovers and tees in crochet mink scoop up in the front, exposing utility belts strung with FENDI loop charms.   The FENDI Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 accessories collection is a playful escape from reality, subverting everyday objects with the heights of FENDI craftsmanship. Swimming goggles and swimming caps in collaboration with ARENA join ping-pong racket bags as ironic summer essentials, and the Baguette is shrunk as a jewellery pouch on a fine waist chain. The Peekabooappears in matte nylon, finished with burnished edges or Selleria macro stitches, while the Baguette returns as a roomy messenger or perspex clutch. New luggage shapes in canvas and printed FF logo mesh feature a bonded convex profile for a ‘fisheye’ effect, and the new Fendiness utility buckle appears on a series of nylon webbing backpacks and crossbody styles.   Evolving from the moulded FENDI Flow sneaker, buckled sandal styles join a monochrome slip-on knit sneaker with injected appliqué details in a pastel palette. Soft suede desert boots with FF logo buckles expound upon the season’s outdoor inspirations alongside flatform wicker double strap sandals finished in plush details or Selleria stitching.     Directed by Nico Vascellari, the FENDI Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection film is a majestic ode to the Roman landscape with an homage to the tropes of early science fiction cinema. Mapping the parameters of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, models reveal the building’s Rationalist architecture in precise twists and turns as day fades into night and the FENDI headquarters comes to life in a spectacular pulsing light show. Conceived by the Italian composer Alessandro Cortini, the film is accompanied by a 9-minute bespoke electronic composition for FENDI featuring synthesiser tracks inspired by interstellar travel and new perspectives on the monumental setting as seen from above.

ETRO PRESENTS THE NEW MEN'S COLLECTION FOR SPRING & SUMMER 2022
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ETRO PRESENTS THE NEW MEN'S COLLECTION FOR SPRING & SUMMER 2022

Fashion Week Travelling in a Joyful State of Grace   Everything revolves around sine waves, there are ups and downs, apparently it seems that everything is going wrong, then suddenly it restarts better and stronger than ever. - Franco Battiato, Sicily 2010   This show is for you, Maestro! With Gratitude, Admiration and Love, Kean   The “Travelling in a Joyful State of Grace” collection wants to be a tribute to Franco Battiato, a man, a musician, an artist and a thinker that deeply influenced the vision and the life of Kean Etro. The two met in 1985 when Kean, still very young, was not involved yet in the ETRO business and that year created for the brand the stage set for Franco Battiato’s “Mondi Lontanissimi” tour.   A metaphysical trip. Beyond time and space.   For Spring Summer 2022, ETRO men’s creative director Kean Etro explores one of the most iconic signatures of the brand, its nomadic spirit.   Travelling also becomes a state of the mind and of the heart. Meditation brings to unexplored territories. In a joyful state of grace.   In the footsteps of Bruce Chatwin and of Dame Agatha Christie, ETRO’s nomadic journey tinges with reminiscences of archeological explorations in sun-drenched lands, where reality and dream merge.   To the tone of Franco Battiato’s masterpiece ‘L’Era del Cinghiale Bianco’, ETRO’s soul travelers take the catwalk, - set in the surreal, suspended atmosphere of the Scalo Farini area in Milan, where nature unexpectedly makes its way through the concrete, - wearing languid, slightly sensual styles, designed to feel good.   Nothing is as it seems. The sunrise on a citrus grove inspires the sorbet and vitamin colors, while the darker tones with silver accents echo a fascinating dusk. Everything starts where it ends.   More sporty pieces layered on kaftans are crafted from silk cadi and the classic tennis knitted vests this time feature silk georgette inserts for a new free-spirited and meaningful effortless approach. Travelling in a Joyful State of Grace   Everything revolves around sine waves, there are ups and downs, apparently it seems that everything is going wrong, then suddenly it restarts better and stronger than ever. - Franco Battiato, Sicily 2010   This show is for you, Maestro! With Gratitude, Admiration and Love, Kean   The “Travelling in a Joyful State of Grace” collection wants to be a tribute to Franco Battiato, a man, a musician, an artist and a thinker that deeply influenced the vision and the life of Kean Etro. The two met in 1985 when Kean, still very young, was not involved yet in the ETRO business and that year created for the brand the stage set for Franco Battiato’s “Mondi Lontanissimi” tour.   A metaphysical trip. Beyond time and space.   For Spring Summer 2022, ETRO men’s creative director Kean Etro explores one of the most iconic signatures of the brand, its nomadic spirit.   Travelling also becomes a state of the mind and of the heart. Meditation brings to unexplored territories. In a joyful state of grace.   In the footsteps of Bruce Chatwin and of Dame Agatha Christie, ETRO’s nomadic journey tinges with reminiscences of archeological explorations in sun-drenched lands, where reality and dream merge.   To the tone of Franco Battiato’s masterpiece ‘L’Era del Cinghiale Bianco’, ETRO’s soul travelers take the catwalk, - set in the surreal, suspended atmosphere of the Scalo Farini area in Milan, where nature unexpectedly makes its way through the concrete, - wearing languid, slightly sensual styles, designed to feel good.   Nothing is as it seems. The sunrise on a citrus grove inspires the sorbet and vitamin colors, while the darker tones with silver accents echo a fascinating dusk. Everything starts where it ends.   More sporty pieces layered on kaftans are crafted from silk cadi and the classic tennis knitted vests this time feature silk georgette inserts for a new free-spirited and meaningful effortless approach.

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Rianne's Guide to Optimism
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Rianne's Guide to Optimism

Fashion Zalando has launched the summer campaign 'Activist of Optimism', in which people who stir positivity are in the spotlight. After a year of global lockdowns and restrictions, the campaign aims to celebrate and spread optimism, simply by putting a smile on everyone's face. The campaign encourages people to release their feelings, embrace positivity and have fun. The campaign is brought to life by 11 Activists of Optimism cast on social media. Among them is the Dutch Rianne Meijer. As an established social media influencer who uses her platform to share raw, unfiltered imagery as a refreshing way to challenge false ideals and promote body confidence, Rianne is the perfect #ActivistOfOptimism. To celebrate the campaign, Rianne is creating her own Guide to Optimism on social media, in which she uses photo and video content to give funny tips to stay optimistic in challenging times. Take a look at her Guide to Optimism below.       Don’t be too hard on yourself.   Life can be challenging enough, so be easy on yourself. You’re doing great.     Move your body, every little bit counts.   Even if it’s just a short walk or a stretch, it helps.      Take care of yourself.   You deserve it all. Make sure to take care of yourself as you would another. Selfcare is important.     Don’t take yourself too seriously.   Lighten up! Not everything is that serious.     Let loose. Allow yourself to let loose a little. Dance, scream, sing, do whatever makes you feel good!     https://www.zalando.nl/ Zalando has launched the summer campaign 'Activist of Optimism', in which people who stir positivity are in the spotlight. After a year of global lockdowns and restrictions, the campaign aims to celebrate and spread optimism, simply by putting a smile on everyone's face. The campaign encourages people to release their feelings, embrace positivity and have fun. The campaign is brought to life by 11 Activists of Optimism cast on social media. Among them is the Dutch Rianne Meijer. As an established social media influencer who uses her platform to share raw, unfiltered imagery as a refreshing way to challenge false ideals and promote body confidence, Rianne is the perfect #ActivistOfOptimism. To celebrate the campaign, Rianne is creating her own Guide to Optimism on social media, in which she uses photo and video content to give funny tips to stay optimistic in challenging times. Take a look at her Guide to Optimism below.       Don’t be too hard on yourself.   Life can be challenging enough, so be easy on yourself. You’re doing great.     Move your body, every little bit counts.   Even if it’s just a short walk or a stretch, it helps.      Take care of yourself.   You deserve it all. Make sure to take care of yourself as you would another. Selfcare is important.     Don’t take yourself too seriously.   Lighten up! Not everything is that serious.     Let loose. Allow yourself to let loose a little. Dance, scream, sing, do whatever makes you feel good!     https://www.zalando.nl/

Exclusive editorial by Conor Clinch
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Exclusive editorial by Conor Clinch

Fashion Brand new digital editorial, photographed by Conor Clinch.   An editorial featuring model and disabilities advocate Ryan Zaman and model Sal Taylor.   TEAM CREDITS:  Photographer Conor Clinch @conorclinch Photographers’ 1st assistant Owen Porter @owen_porter_lighting Photographers’ 2nd assistant Billie Stringer @billiejanestr Fashion stylist Jordan Kelsey @jordannkelsey Stylist 1st assistant Nicolo’ Pablo Venerdi Bettiol @nicomao Stylist 2nd assistant Christian Lorenzoni @azazelc Hairstylist Brady Lea @ Premier Hair and Make-up @thebradylea @premierhairandmakeup Make-up artist Pheobe Taylor @phoebetaylormakeup Casting Director Dean Goodman @londondean Set Designer Rory Mullen @rorywmullen Talents: Ryan Zaman @ Tess Management @ryan_zaman @tessmanagement & Sal Taylor @ Storm Management @itsasally @stormmodels Brand new digital editorial, photographed by Conor Clinch.   An editorial featuring model and disabilities advocate Ryan Zaman and model Sal Taylor.   TEAM CREDITS:  Photographer Conor Clinch @conorclinch Photographers’ 1st assistant Owen Porter @owen_porter_lighting Photographers’ 2nd assistant Billie Stringer @billiejanestr Fashion stylist Jordan Kelsey @jordannkelsey Stylist 1st assistant Nicolo’ Pablo Venerdi Bettiol @nicomao Stylist 2nd assistant Christian Lorenzoni @azazelc Hairstylist Brady Lea @ Premier Hair and Make-up @thebradylea @premierhairandmakeup Make-up artist Pheobe Taylor @phoebetaylormakeup Casting Director Dean Goodman @londondean Set Designer Rory Mullen @rorywmullen Talents: Ryan Zaman @ Tess Management @ryan_zaman @tessmanagement & Sal Taylor @ Storm Management @itsasally @stormmodels

Exclusive editorial by Jeremie Monnier
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Exclusive editorial by Jeremie Monnier

Fashion Exclusive new digital editorial, captured by Jeremie Monnier.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photographer Jeremie Monnier  Stylist Victor Vergara Hair Nicolas Philippon Make up Thierry Do Nascimento  Casting Daniel Estévez Model PRECIOUS KEVIN @ Titanium Assistant Photo Louis-Co Andrieu Assistant Styling Ismène Duprat Assistant Make up Yi-Han Jen  Exclusive new digital editorial, captured by Jeremie Monnier.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photographer Jeremie Monnier  Stylist Victor Vergara Hair Nicolas Philippon Make up Thierry Do Nascimento  Casting Daniel Estévez Model PRECIOUS KEVIN @ Titanium Assistant Photo Louis-Co Andrieu Assistant Styling Ismène Duprat Assistant Make up Yi-Han Jen 

THE DIOR CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION
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THE DIOR CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Dior chose Athens, an exceptional destination – the cradle of Western civilization and of European arts – to present its Cruise 2022 collection. In the heart of the city dedicated to Athena, Maria Grazia Chiuri reinvents her genealogy and tweaks House codes like the peplum. In that spirit, she created her own map of Greece, informed by the personalities and images that nourished her references and poetry, from the works of Giorgio De Chirico to vases decorated with wrestling matches by Alexandre Iolas. Giant silhouettes stand out in close-up on sketches by the artist Pietro Ruffo, or are camouflaged on a selection of sportswear pieces. A series of white trouser suits evoking those worn by Marlene Dietrich structure a lexicon balanced between classicism and freedom: oversized houndstooth becomes Hellenized, the cannage motif takes on new abstractions, a star appears. An alliance of heritage and modernity that – within the iconic Panathenaic Stadium, the setting for the show – reveals a manifesto for a body that more than ever enjoys liberty of movement, performing without constraint. Dior chose Athens, an exceptional destination – the cradle of Western civilization and of European arts – to present its Cruise 2022 collection. In the heart of the city dedicated to Athena, Maria Grazia Chiuri reinvents her genealogy and tweaks House codes like the peplum. In that spirit, she created her own map of Greece, informed by the personalities and images that nourished her references and poetry, from the works of Giorgio De Chirico to vases decorated with wrestling matches by Alexandre Iolas. Giant silhouettes stand out in close-up on sketches by the artist Pietro Ruffo, or are camouflaged on a selection of sportswear pieces. A series of white trouser suits evoking those worn by Marlene Dietrich structure a lexicon balanced between classicism and freedom: oversized houndstooth becomes Hellenized, the cannage motif takes on new abstractions, a star appears. An alliance of heritage and modernity that – within the iconic Panathenaic Stadium, the setting for the show – reveals a manifesto for a body that more than ever enjoys liberty of movement, performing without constraint.

Acne Studios collaborates with artist Grant Levy-Lucero for a print capsule collection
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Acne Studios collaborates with artist Grant Levy-Lucero for a print capsule collection

Fashion For Fall/Winter 2021, Acne Studios collaborates once again with LA-based artist Grant Levy- Lucero on a special print collection. Known for his painted ceramic pots with references to both pop culture and antiquity, the prints of this capsule are Levy-Lucero’s take on hand-painted signage from around California with an added twist on classic American iconography.     The Fall/Winter 2021 Grant Levy-Lucero capsule collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 17 June. For Fall/Winter 2021, Acne Studios collaborates once again with LA-based artist Grant Levy- Lucero on a special print collection. Known for his painted ceramic pots with references to both pop culture and antiquity, the prints of this capsule are Levy-Lucero’s take on hand-painted signage from around California with an added twist on classic American iconography.     The Fall/Winter 2021 Grant Levy-Lucero capsule collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 17 June.

GCDS LAUNCHES ITS FIRST EVER EYEWEAR CAMPAIGN  “ALL THE FACES OF GCDS”
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GCDS LAUNCHES ITS FIRST EVER EYEWEAR CAMPAIGN “ALL THE FACES OF GCDS”

Accessories Glasses are the closest thing to a mask that is legitimized as accessories for the eyes. GCDS comes full force with its first eyewear campaign set out with the intent to express the different faces and facets that represent the brand. When it comes to the idea of hiding emotions or showing excitement, the attention is not on the glasses but on all the faces – those that will hide, express or play sexy in order to allow themselves to Be.     The images shot by Vito Fernicola under the direction of Giuliano Calza, Creative Director and Co-Founder of GCDS, accentuate the different emotions one feels while wearing GCDS eyewear, licensed by Marcolin.     The cast of the campaign embodies the brand’s unique approach to today’s world. The GCDS crew represents fresh, young faces including Marco Varcoe, Alva Claire, Magdaleno Delgado and Leebo Freeman.     The eyewear reflects the brand’s playful yet elegant and researched style through a line of Divah masks and Felini squared shapes. A second drop of designs features brighter styles like the City and Kitty masks or the Cherry lenses.     The campaign is presented as a sneak peak of two different worlds - the black and white tones that hide the rebellious side and the colourful and vivid imagery where talents are allowed to be light and up beat, both extremely signature sides of GCDS!     The new collection will be available from June 17th at gcdswear.com, GCDS London, Milan and Rome as well as select optical shops in Italy.   TEAM: Photographed by : Vito Fernicola Creative Direction by : Giuliano Calza Styled by: Helena Tejedor Hair by: Ramona Eschbach Make up by: Patrick Glatthaar Talents: Marco Varcoe, Alva Claire, Magdaleno Delgado and Leebo Freeman Glasses are the closest thing to a mask that is legitimized as accessories for the eyes. GCDS comes full force with its first eyewear campaign set out with the intent to express the different faces and facets that represent the brand. When it comes to the idea of hiding emotions or showing excitement, the attention is not on the glasses but on all the faces – those that will hide, express or play sexy in order to allow themselves to Be.     The images shot by Vito Fernicola under the direction of Giuliano Calza, Creative Director and Co-Founder of GCDS, accentuate the different emotions one feels while wearing GCDS eyewear, licensed by Marcolin.     The cast of the campaign embodies the brand’s unique approach to today’s world. The GCDS crew represents fresh, young faces including Marco Varcoe, Alva Claire, Magdaleno Delgado and Leebo Freeman.     The eyewear reflects the brand’s playful yet elegant and researched style through a line of Divah masks and Felini squared shapes. A second drop of designs features brighter styles like the City and Kitty masks or the Cherry lenses.     The campaign is presented as a sneak peak of two different worlds - the black and white tones that hide the rebellious side and the colourful and vivid imagery where talents are allowed to be light and up beat, both extremely signature sides of GCDS!     The new collection will be available from June 17th at gcdswear.com, GCDS London, Milan and Rome as well as select optical shops in Italy.   TEAM: Photographed by : Vito Fernicola Creative Direction by : Giuliano Calza Styled by: Helena Tejedor Hair by: Ramona Eschbach Make up by: Patrick Glatthaar Talents: Marco Varcoe, Alva Claire, Magdaleno Delgado and Leebo Freeman

LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE WOMEN’S CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION
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LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE WOMEN’S CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion A new town: Cergy-Pontoise   A place: Axe Majeur, a monumental masterpiece by the late artist Dani Karavan   Axe Majeur, near Paris, transforms a promenade into fantastical reveries. A sculpture conceived like a beautiful utopia, by a humanist artist whose compassionate, peaceful works are scattered around around the world. An architecture of reconciliation, where water, light, wind, sand, concrete, stone, and steel create a felicitous relationship between nature, space, and time. With the 2022 Cruise collection, Louis Vuitton steps into this singular geometry, from the “Ile Astronomique” to “Le Douze Colonnes” and “Le Jardin des Droits de l’Homme,” culminating in “La Passerelle,” opening as many imaginary portals to traverse the atmosphere and — why not? — touch infinity. An optimistic company akin to luminous “marching bands” of joyful color. A collection of proud, positive looks that advance straight ahead, serenely. They are the picture of harmony in an environment that is so close and yet so far away, borderless and open to adventure. One needs nothing more than the most beautiful of passports: creation. As ever, it is unlimited and free. A new town: Cergy-Pontoise   A place: Axe Majeur, a monumental masterpiece by the late artist Dani Karavan   Axe Majeur, near Paris, transforms a promenade into fantastical reveries. A sculpture conceived like a beautiful utopia, by a humanist artist whose compassionate, peaceful works are scattered around around the world. An architecture of reconciliation, where water, light, wind, sand, concrete, stone, and steel create a felicitous relationship between nature, space, and time. With the 2022 Cruise collection, Louis Vuitton steps into this singular geometry, from the “Ile Astronomique” to “Le Douze Colonnes” and “Le Jardin des Droits de l’Homme,” culminating in “La Passerelle,” opening as many imaginary portals to traverse the atmosphere and — why not? — touch infinity. An optimistic company akin to luminous “marching bands” of joyful color. A collection of proud, positive looks that advance straight ahead, serenely. They are the picture of harmony in an environment that is so close and yet so far away, borderless and open to adventure. One needs nothing more than the most beautiful of passports: creation. As ever, it is unlimited and free.

Daily Paper Debuts London Flagship Store in Soho
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Daily Paper Debuts London Flagship Store in Soho

Fashion Commemorating the launch of the Flagship by celebrating the iconic stories of London's community   Amsterdam based fashion and lifestyle brand Daily Paper proudly announces the opening of its London Flagship store. With the inauguration on June 19, Daily Paper continues to cross borders and unite global communities against all odds. The store is located in the diverse Soho area, offering the ideal environment for the brand to bring its distinct Afro-centric take on culture to the UK.      Honouring London’s Iconic and Grassroot Talent Daily Paper’s relationship with London dates back years, following the brand’s first pop-up store in 2018 in the city. Continuously building on community, Daily Paper has worked on many campaigns and collaborations with talents and creative teams from across the city. Projects like the UNITE campaign in partnership with FGUK magazine, and collaborations with Muslim Sisterhood and Jiggy Boyz are a few of many initiatives.    As an extension of Daily Paper's journey alongside London's local heroes, the brand is debuting a series of in-house produced performances as Daily Paper: Unite Sessions. Launching simultaneously with the opening of the store,  the performances aim to showcase iconic and grassroots talents from across London.        Store Design Equipped with two floors, the store’s entrance is positioned on the ground floor. Visitors are led into the space through a small bridge in front of the entryway. A dark green stairwell at the back of the store sees a skylight that allows natural light to intuitively guide visitors to the downstairs area. With more than 200 sqm of retail space, the store offers plenty of room for potential community events and gatherings. A characteristic brick wall can be seen on the outside of the lower floor.       Store Facade The storefront has been transformed into a full window facade, allowing an abundance of natural light to brighten up the space. Creating alignment with the NYC Flagship store, the London store picks up the shield logo on the door handle.      Floor Mosaic Telling the story of Daily Paper’s heritage, a characteristic floor mosaic at the entrance depicts three animals symbolising the founder’s countries of origin. The lion, the leopard and the eagle represent Ghana, Morocco, Somalia respectively.   Walnut Staircase and Recyclable Furniture Inviting warmth to the core of the store space, a walnut-covered staircase leads the way into the downstairs area. The latter sees a sitting and product display unit placed in the middle of the room, crafted from recyclable plastic plates and created by the Netherlands based The Good Plastic Company.       Custom-Designed Mannequins and Mirrored Walls  With an aesthetic inspired by ancient Egyptian royalty, custom-designed mannequins pose as guardians of the store. Daily Paper continues to visually relate its global retail spaces by introducing the NYC store mannequin design in a new colourway. The clothing racks are made of stainless steel and embedded in the walls throughout the store. Fully covered in mirrors, the walls naturally enlarge the space and create room for light reflection.       Branded Monogram and Dutch Interior Influences  Branded monogram print features on the seating display as a watermark and on the fitting room curtains. The clothing hooks in the fitting rooms pick up a 3D version of the monogram. Dutch interior design influences are reflected in the “Chubby” chairs by Dirk van der Kooij. The chairs are placed in each of the fitting rooms and are printed from ten kilograms of chipped, recycled fridge interiors.     The official opening of the London Flagship is taking place on June 19 at 11 AM BST.      Daily Paper London Flagship Store 14-16 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, W1F 9ND London Monday - Saturday: 11 AM - 7PM  Sunday: 12 - 6 PM Commemorating the launch of the Flagship by celebrating the iconic stories of London's community   Amsterdam based fashion and lifestyle brand Daily Paper proudly announces the opening of its London Flagship store. With the inauguration on June 19, Daily Paper continues to cross borders and unite global communities against all odds. The store is located in the diverse Soho area, offering the ideal environment for the brand to bring its distinct Afro-centric take on culture to the UK.      Honouring London’s Iconic and Grassroot Talent Daily Paper’s relationship with London dates back years, following the brand’s first pop-up store in 2018 in the city. Continuously building on community, Daily Paper has worked on many campaigns and collaborations with talents and creative teams from across the city. Projects like the UNITE campaign in partnership with FGUK magazine, and collaborations with Muslim Sisterhood and Jiggy Boyz are a few of many initiatives.    As an extension of Daily Paper's journey alongside London's local heroes, the brand is debuting a series of in-house produced performances as Daily Paper: Unite Sessions. Launching simultaneously with the opening of the store,  the performances aim to showcase iconic and grassroots talents from across London.        Store Design Equipped with two floors, the store’s entrance is positioned on the ground floor. Visitors are led into the space through a small bridge in front of the entryway. A dark green stairwell at the back of the store sees a skylight that allows natural light to intuitively guide visitors to the downstairs area. With more than 200 sqm of retail space, the store offers plenty of room for potential community events and gatherings. A characteristic brick wall can be seen on the outside of the lower floor.       Store Facade The storefront has been transformed into a full window facade, allowing an abundance of natural light to brighten up the space. Creating alignment with the NYC Flagship store, the London store picks up the shield logo on the door handle.      Floor Mosaic Telling the story of Daily Paper’s heritage, a characteristic floor mosaic at the entrance depicts three animals symbolising the founder’s countries of origin. The lion, the leopard and the eagle represent Ghana, Morocco, Somalia respectively.   Walnut Staircase and Recyclable Furniture Inviting warmth to the core of the store space, a walnut-covered staircase leads the way into the downstairs area. The latter sees a sitting and product display unit placed in the middle of the room, crafted from recyclable plastic plates and created by the Netherlands based The Good Plastic Company.       Custom-Designed Mannequins and Mirrored Walls  With an aesthetic inspired by ancient Egyptian royalty, custom-designed mannequins pose as guardians of the store. Daily Paper continues to visually relate its global retail spaces by introducing the NYC store mannequin design in a new colourway. The clothing racks are made of stainless steel and embedded in the walls throughout the store. Fully covered in mirrors, the walls naturally enlarge the space and create room for light reflection.       Branded Monogram and Dutch Interior Influences  Branded monogram print features on the seating display as a watermark and on the fitting room curtains. The clothing hooks in the fitting rooms pick up a 3D version of the monogram. Dutch interior design influences are reflected in the “Chubby” chairs by Dirk van der Kooij. The chairs are placed in each of the fitting rooms and are printed from ten kilograms of chipped, recycled fridge interiors.     The official opening of the London Flagship is taking place on June 19 at 11 AM BST.      Daily Paper London Flagship Store 14-16 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, W1F 9ND London Monday - Saturday: 11 AM - 7PM  Sunday: 12 - 6 PM

Craig Green x Rockstud X Valentino Garavani collaboration is here
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Craig Green x Rockstud X Valentino Garavani collaboration is here

Accessories Maison Valentino announced on 10-10-2020 Valentino Garavani Rockstud X, the special project that celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the iconic Rockstud Accessories.   Rockstud X is a white canvas for new imaginary landscapes. For Pierpaolo Piccioli it is an open lab that features collaborations and co-creations with international designers and brands giving their own interpretation of the renowned “Stud”.   Collaboration as a form of a cultural and creative blend. Fashion is in constant quest for juxtaposition, a magni cent obsession as a conscious need of nourishment. Fashion has to embrace the social culture of the moment of time it lives in. This implies a continuous challenge between the surrounding and what is perceived as a possible dialogue and exploration of new sceneries.   The collaboration, in this sense, becomes a medium and result at the same time and this is possible only if one is keen to create something together. Cultural exchanges with other creativities becomes hope, expectation and method.   The cultural reading of the rst landscape of Valentino Garavani Rockstud X starts with British Designer Craig Green. A rst co-creation that brings to life an exclusive limited edition of men’s sneakers. A pragmatic result of the conceptual process of re-signi cation through which Pierpaolo Piccioli is de ning Valentino today and its future. Pierpaolo Piccioli and Craig Green have given a unique interpretation that sees the stud come into a new guise: a sneaker embraced by a sculptural sole made of maxi Rockstud, where the stud is both part of the design aesthetic and functionality.   The exclusive sneaker will come in a colour palette made of Black, Light Ivory, Army Green and Deep grey.   An exclusive installation will characterize the CRAIG GREEN x ROCKSTUD X VALENTINO GARAVANI: a structure that draws inspiration from both Creative Directors, across a minimal design that almost recalls a place of shelter. The structure, composed of wood and paper components is entirely made of low environmental impact elements.   The co-created sneakers will exclusively launch in Dover Street Market London and Ginza on June 12th2021, and will then roll out in selected Valentino boutiques worldwide and on Valentino.com. Maison Valentino announced on 10-10-2020 Valentino Garavani Rockstud X, the special project that celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the iconic Rockstud Accessories.   Rockstud X is a white canvas for new imaginary landscapes. For Pierpaolo Piccioli it is an open lab that features collaborations and co-creations with international designers and brands giving their own interpretation of the renowned “Stud”.   Collaboration as a form of a cultural and creative blend. Fashion is in constant quest for juxtaposition, a magni cent obsession as a conscious need of nourishment. Fashion has to embrace the social culture of the moment of time it lives in. This implies a continuous challenge between the surrounding and what is perceived as a possible dialogue and exploration of new sceneries.   The collaboration, in this sense, becomes a medium and result at the same time and this is possible only if one is keen to create something together. Cultural exchanges with other creativities becomes hope, expectation and method.   The cultural reading of the rst landscape of Valentino Garavani Rockstud X starts with British Designer Craig Green. A rst co-creation that brings to life an exclusive limited edition of men’s sneakers. A pragmatic result of the conceptual process of re-signi cation through which Pierpaolo Piccioli is de ning Valentino today and its future. Pierpaolo Piccioli and Craig Green have given a unique interpretation that sees the stud come into a new guise: a sneaker embraced by a sculptural sole made of maxi Rockstud, where the stud is both part of the design aesthetic and functionality.   The exclusive sneaker will come in a colour palette made of Black, Light Ivory, Army Green and Deep grey.   An exclusive installation will characterize the CRAIG GREEN x ROCKSTUD X VALENTINO GARAVANI: a structure that draws inspiration from both Creative Directors, across a minimal design that almost recalls a place of shelter. The structure, composed of wood and paper components is entirely made of low environmental impact elements.   The co-created sneakers will exclusively launch in Dover Street Market London and Ginza on June 12th2021, and will then roll out in selected Valentino boutiques worldwide and on Valentino.com.

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