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In conversation with Anna Pahlavi
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In conversation with Anna Pahlavi

Fashion We had a delight speaking & working  with princess Anna Pahlavi in the interview and editorial bellow.       What was the moment in your childhood when you knew you wanted to be an artist?   That came later in my life. When I arrived in Paris in my 20’s, I decided to study art . I met a lot of interesting artists, that inspired me and made me want to be a part of this creative world. A defining moment in my life was when I was accepted at Parsons School of art and design. Soon after, I had my first group exhibit at the Museum of photography (MEP). It was collaborative project with my dear friend Martin d’Orgeval who happens to be a great artist. The Museum purchased two of our pieces, from that particular exhibit, for their own collection.      Was there a lot of art and artwork around you when you grew up in Kiev?   Environment where I grew up was already a piece of work. I even fell out of a balcony because there was no fences on it. The transformative power of art can do miracles. Besides that I was mostly surrounded by books. Classics were my main interest.      What does fashion mean to you?   I think Fashion can mean only one thing- Freedom. Without freedom, fashion would not be possible.      What project are you working on at the moment?   I am preparing a new set of works where I’m, a continuation of my last exhibition which was at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Clichy. I find myself more and more drawn to nature and what it has to offer.      Does a royal and being a model and artist go together well?   Traditionally royals were original models in the society. Sometimes the aspect of character/ title that is perceived by others is only a term. I believe we all have our own identity. Our persona is not fixed in one single character. The essence of your identity and soul, that if the essence is vibrant and compassionate, than grace will be present through whatever you do. You can be a painter one day, the filmmaker the other or a botanist tomorrow. The fun part of being an individual that you can choose to transform yourself from one to the other. As for me being a royal is less commitment out of the three. The meeting point of the three would be charisma. Historically speaking charisma was a divine gift to the royal person and the source of their power. Charisma is what inspires people.     Looking back at your exhibitions, which one was your very favourite?   Everything I was working on so far, every project brought some kind of magic to my reality. But I do put a heart on all of the projects in which I collaborated together with “Let us in”, independent contemporary art organization that sharing a message of creative values and social significance in alternative locations.      Where do you get your inspiration for your artwork?   As an artist I am aware that art work is a result of interaction of us and the environment. Since I am taking a part in this process, I get inspired by everything and everyone that I surround myself with.      Emotions are a big part of your artwork,  how are those two connected?   Every viewer has a different perspective on my work based on their own experience. I like the variety of opinions. Right now my focus is on expanding human emotion to emotions of nature. A little bit like Neo-Romanticism.      Your husband is also an artist, do you contribute to each other’s artwork, or do you have very different styles?   My husband and I have separate projects, which we review together. Sometimes I model for his paintings and photographs.     How did you experience this pandemic as an artist as well as a royal?   The feeling of isolation wasn’t so bad, being connected to nature and animals was the best part of it. I was lucky enough to be locked in a nice house,  in Spain, where I had time to take care of my intellect and enough space to express myself creatively. My experiences was close to finding back the time of Otium.    Do you have big plans for when the pandemic ends?   The politicians are saying it won’t end, so why should I delude myself:)       TEAM CREDITS:  TALENT: ANNA PAHLAVI at PLPUBLICIST PHOTOGRAPHER: LOUISE THORNFELDT at BAD LAND STYLIST: ELINE HOYOIS MAKE UP: YUMI ENDO at THE WALL GROUP HAIR: LAURIE ZANOLETTI at THE WALL GROUP We had a delight speaking & working  with princess Anna Pahlavi in the interview and editorial bellow.       What was the moment in your childhood when you knew you wanted to be an artist?   That came later in my life. When I arrived in Paris in my 20’s, I decided to study art . I met a lot of interesting artists, that inspired me and made me want to be a part of this creative world. A defining moment in my life was when I was accepted at Parsons School of art and design. Soon after, I had my first group exhibit at the Museum of photography (MEP). It was collaborative project with my dear friend Martin d’Orgeval who happens to be a great artist. The Museum purchased two of our pieces, from that particular exhibit, for their own collection.      Was there a lot of art and artwork around you when you grew up in Kiev?   Environment where I grew up was already a piece of work. I even fell out of a balcony because there was no fences on it. The transformative power of art can do miracles. Besides that I was mostly surrounded by books. Classics were my main interest.      What does fashion mean to you?   I think Fashion can mean only one thing- Freedom. Without freedom, fashion would not be possible.      What project are you working on at the moment?   I am preparing a new set of works where I’m, a continuation of my last exhibition which was at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Clichy. I find myself more and more drawn to nature and what it has to offer.      Does a royal and being a model and artist go together well?   Traditionally royals were original models in the society. Sometimes the aspect of character/ title that is perceived by others is only a term. I believe we all have our own identity. Our persona is not fixed in one single character. The essence of your identity and soul, that if the essence is vibrant and compassionate, than grace will be present through whatever you do. You can be a painter one day, the filmmaker the other or a botanist tomorrow. The fun part of being an individual that you can choose to transform yourself from one to the other. As for me being a royal is less commitment out of the three. The meeting point of the three would be charisma. Historically speaking charisma was a divine gift to the royal person and the source of their power. Charisma is what inspires people.     Looking back at your exhibitions, which one was your very favourite?   Everything I was working on so far, every project brought some kind of magic to my reality. But I do put a heart on all of the projects in which I collaborated together with “Let us in”, independent contemporary art organization that sharing a message of creative values and social significance in alternative locations.      Where do you get your inspiration for your artwork?   As an artist I am aware that art work is a result of interaction of us and the environment. Since I am taking a part in this process, I get inspired by everything and everyone that I surround myself with.      Emotions are a big part of your artwork,  how are those two connected?   Every viewer has a different perspective on my work based on their own experience. I like the variety of opinions. Right now my focus is on expanding human emotion to emotions of nature. A little bit like Neo-Romanticism.      Your husband is also an artist, do you contribute to each other’s artwork, or do you have very different styles?   My husband and I have separate projects, which we review together. Sometimes I model for his paintings and photographs.     How did you experience this pandemic as an artist as well as a royal?   The feeling of isolation wasn’t so bad, being connected to nature and animals was the best part of it. I was lucky enough to be locked in a nice house,  in Spain, where I had time to take care of my intellect and enough space to express myself creatively. My experiences was close to finding back the time of Otium.    Do you have big plans for when the pandemic ends?   The politicians are saying it won’t end, so why should I delude myself:)       TEAM CREDITS:  TALENT: ANNA PAHLAVI at PLPUBLICIST PHOTOGRAPHER: LOUISE THORNFELDT at BAD LAND STYLIST: ELINE HOYOIS MAKE UP: YUMI ENDO at THE WALL GROUP HAIR: LAURIE ZANOLETTI at THE WALL GROUP

Exclusive editorial in collaboration with CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE

Fashion Exclusive new digital editorial in collaboration with CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE, captured by Sébastien Giraud.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer : Sébastien Giraud @Serlin Associates Fashion Editor : Joy Sinanian Models : Guillaume Fillol @Sucessmodels // Kristin Drab @Unomodels Casting and AD : Corinne Patron Hair & Make up : Mickael Jauneau @Agence Aurelien Beauty with @lauramercier & @narsissist thanks to @niceworkparis / Hair @ghdhair @leonorgreyl @ghdfrance Digitech : Matiaș Brigidano and Lise Grancher Fashion Coordinator : Jean-Luc Favre Production : Paramour Paris All Clothes : CELINE HOMME by HEDI SLIMANE Exclusive new digital editorial in collaboration with CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE, captured by Sébastien Giraud.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer : Sébastien Giraud @Serlin Associates Fashion Editor : Joy Sinanian Models : Guillaume Fillol @Sucessmodels // Kristin Drab @Unomodels Casting and AD : Corinne Patron Hair & Make up : Mickael Jauneau @Agence Aurelien Beauty with @lauramercier & @narsissist thanks to @niceworkparis / Hair @ghdhair @leonorgreyl @ghdfrance Digitech : Matiaș Brigidano and Lise Grancher Fashion Coordinator : Jean-Luc Favre Production : Paramour Paris All Clothes : CELINE HOMME by HEDI SLIMANE

In conversation with Nicolai Marciano & FriendsWithYou
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In conversation with Nicolai Marciano & FriendsWithYou

Fashion This Spring, Guess is collaborating with FriendsWithYou on a capsule collection of colorful silhouettes and fabrications. The collection consists of 81 pieces, that are available from April. “GUESS has joined forces with FriendsWithYou to spark a movement - an opportunity to shape our world to be a happy place, a place where everything is Friends-With-You,” say FriendsWithYou founders, Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. We had the pleasure to talk about the collection with Nicolai Marciano from GUESS and Samuel and Arturo from FriendsWithYou.     Hi Nicolai, Samuel and Arturo.  This is not the first time you’re working together. Can you share with us how did the partnership of Guess x FriendsWithYou come to life?   Samuel: It started mostly as a friendship, which is kinda cool, you know. We met Nicolai and instantly became friends, just him being so down to earth, a cool kid. And also so professional and so much in love with creating art as fashion. And I think that was also a big part of our collaboration with J Balvin, which came from a similar type of mindset, of just spreading joy and some type of good feeling to people. So that's how it kind of got rolling.     Nicolai, we would love to hear more about your story with Guess. How did it all start, what are your goals for the brand?   Nicolai: I started working for the company seven years ago. I left high school early and started working for the brand. I started working in product development for denim and production was very product focused for the first couple of years. Then, like in the second to third year, I started getting more creatively involved, started putting some projects together. From one thing to another and thinking for the brand, we now have a department we've started and two new subdivisions of the company. One is Guess Originals and one is Guess U.S.A. And those are both brands that I managed directly along with the bigger overall partnerships, like this FriendWithYou partnership, which is a global kind of Guess partnership, all around the world.   This year going into next year, we're turning 40. And you know, I think the goals are really to see the company here for the next 40 years. So, it's about doing the right things, what's right for the brand and keeping the integrity, but also doing the right kind of storytelling from our archive and telling the right stories about our advertising. I think a lot of what we do, from Originals and Guess U.S.A. standpoint, we really educate, inform this younger generation of what Guess was built on. And there's kind of a lot of this nostalgia there and a lot of people then understand “Oh, that's why Guess is everywhere”. I understand what it was made from and the story it had with Jeans and the story it had with campaigns and advertising. So, a lot of what we do is storytelling and I think it makes it fun cause we have a lot of history and there's a lot of opportunity to work with a lot of different people. At the same time, it was just elevating and like enhancing, our brand as a whole.     Samuel and Arturo, the sole purpose of FriendsWithYou is spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck and Friendship. Tell us more about the brand itself. Are your designs always so colorful and playful?   Arturo: Yeah, that's something that we thought was always kind of a unique angle to what we want to do on the art. We think that to some degrees art in general tends to be about the dark side of the human soul. It feels like that art is linked to this idea that you own and it's only bad. And we’ve kind of taken this other angle, like why couldn't it be the opposite of that? Could it be something that is optimistic and that is focusing on the lighter side of the human experience, and that's something that we started doing from the beginning, from the first project that we did together. It was 20 years ago, this toys that were kind of like amulets that brought you good luck. They really helped you along the human life journey. And it's always been about that. It's like, how do we take this concepts that are kind of global or universal in the human experience, like icons and things that really bring us positivity, that makes us think about the positive things in life and how do we make those things and redesign them and use them through public culture to bring those ideas back into the mix. So that's kind of been central to what we've been doing together for 20 years, Sam and I. It's been amazing and what we're doing with Guess is a perfect example of that. There are ideas that are birthed in our studio through almost traditional art means, painting and sculpture and thinking and whatever, but somehow then apply it to more democratic kind of distribution means. And with a reach that Guess has on a global scale, it is a perfect match of the marketplace and then our concepts of really sharing this positivity.     What was the whole idea and concept behind the Spring 2021 capsule collection that you launched just recently?   Samuel: The main idea was really doing that similar thing as Arturo had mentioned, like taking this kind of amulets that are created for an international idea, bringing the world closer together while at the same time empowering each human, that is super powered with this colorful and intention based apparel that we're creating. We put love into every item and every concept that we're creating and that's what we do with our fine art. So we're like, let's do the same thing with this more further reaching apparel, give it so much love that when you are wearing it, you're now a catalyst for spreading love yourself. And also bringing yourself this magical love. It's almost like psychomagic, like the idea from Alejandro Jodorowsky, bringing in this concept that we can change, not only our environment, but a greater world itself. So that was the first major concept that we wanted to create this larger reaching and more accessible concept together with Guess and Nicolai and Paul. We're so excited that they embraced this idea and both of them are so innovative, and seeing that this is a new world trend by people not wanting to feel bad and also giving access of art to people in a more accessible way.     What is the main message behind this collection? How would you describe the target customers of this capsule?   Nicolai: I feel like you just kinda mentioned what the message was. It's about what you guys stand for and what FriendsWithYou is.    Arturo: Specific to your question, who is it that we're targeting? I think that we are targeting people that are not afraid of showing this optimistic side or people that want to kind of embrace that. And I think that is a very timely kind of collaboration, because I feel that is also very popular, at least in United States. And I'm sure it's similar in Europe, that it's becoming more common to wear clothes that are evocative. So I feel like there's almost a new window of permission to be that evocative with the clothes. And I think that we're definitely challenged trying to capitalize on that. Not just in the capital sense, but more in the “Okay, now it's allowed to really express yourself in that manner”. And I think that is what is cool. We have been wearing some of the test samples around and stuff like that. And people can’t help themselves by being “Oh my God, that is the cutest rainbow jacket I've ever seen”. It's something that brings joy out of just wearing it. You become a symbol if you're the one that is in the group and you're walking by and you are wearing the rainbow jacket, I think people smile at you. They're like “Oh my God, that person is not afraid of wearing that”. You know, like that positive kind of look in life. And I think it brings it out of all the people. There's almost like symmetry of positiveness that happens when you wear something that evokes that feeling. And that's something that's very interesting to us. I think that our target are people that are down to do that. I feel like there's a lot more of that happening.   Samuel: It's really about world unity and it's about self-healing and self-empowerment. So it's self-empowerment to create world unity what we’re really pushing for. That's kind of what our art is about, how do we heal ourselves and each other to be compassionate and empathetic towards each other to then start this larger cycle of healing and happiness and retraining our minds to seek this type of recourse with the universe together, so that we're creating almost this endless cycle of self-care that then turns into us nurturing our whole garden or our community and that’s really cool.     The collection has 81 pieces. You all must have one piece that stands out to you and is your favorite. We would love to hear which piece is your favorite.   Arturo: I don't know if I have a favorite one. I think it's hard to pick one of the babies to be like, that's my favorite baby. But I definitely think that a lot of the pieces that are very dense with designs are kind of some of my favorites. There's a lot of overall patterns and stuff like that. And I like some of those a lot, but I don't really have a favorite one.   Samuel: I would agree. Once you see the whole collection, it's so amazing. But, we made this little cloud backpack, which is one of our most iconic symbols and it’s this super cute thing that I could just see everybody wearing. And I mean, each of the pieces is so bright and happy. We did our first samples with Nicolai, me and Arturo. And he got a huge smile on his face. Every item is so well thought of and so well cared for. So it was really an exciting and fun project to release.     Are you already thinking of another collaboration between Guess and FriendsWithYou?   Samuel: We really see our partnerships like they don't really go away or end, we're very different as artists that way. We continue working with people that feel right and really get the message. We've already been speaking to Nicolai about much bigger projects, like doing multiple projects, possibly even creating a whole new top secret type of collaboration together, which is going to be a more long-term thing. But, even for our fine art projects and larger scale installations, we make little capsule collections with Nicolai and it's just kind of an ongoing collaboration and friendship and it just gets better with each thing. So it's fun for us to explore that.    Nicolai: There's more to come and we're excited to keep it going.       Explore the collection here: https://www.guess.eu/nl-nl/guess/collecties/guess-x-friendswithyou This Spring, Guess is collaborating with FriendsWithYou on a capsule collection of colorful silhouettes and fabrications. The collection consists of 81 pieces, that are available from April. “GUESS has joined forces with FriendsWithYou to spark a movement - an opportunity to shape our world to be a happy place, a place where everything is Friends-With-You,” say FriendsWithYou founders, Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. We had the pleasure to talk about the collection with Nicolai Marciano from GUESS and Samuel and Arturo from FriendsWithYou.     Hi Nicolai, Samuel and Arturo.  This is not the first time you’re working together. Can you share with us how did the partnership of Guess x FriendsWithYou come to life?   Samuel: It started mostly as a friendship, which is kinda cool, you know. We met Nicolai and instantly became friends, just him being so down to earth, a cool kid. And also so professional and so much in love with creating art as fashion. And I think that was also a big part of our collaboration with J Balvin, which came from a similar type of mindset, of just spreading joy and some type of good feeling to people. So that's how it kind of got rolling.     Nicolai, we would love to hear more about your story with Guess. How did it all start, what are your goals for the brand?   Nicolai: I started working for the company seven years ago. I left high school early and started working for the brand. I started working in product development for denim and production was very product focused for the first couple of years. Then, like in the second to third year, I started getting more creatively involved, started putting some projects together. From one thing to another and thinking for the brand, we now have a department we've started and two new subdivisions of the company. One is Guess Originals and one is Guess U.S.A. And those are both brands that I managed directly along with the bigger overall partnerships, like this FriendWithYou partnership, which is a global kind of Guess partnership, all around the world.   This year going into next year, we're turning 40. And you know, I think the goals are really to see the company here for the next 40 years. So, it's about doing the right things, what's right for the brand and keeping the integrity, but also doing the right kind of storytelling from our archive and telling the right stories about our advertising. I think a lot of what we do, from Originals and Guess U.S.A. standpoint, we really educate, inform this younger generation of what Guess was built on. And there's kind of a lot of this nostalgia there and a lot of people then understand “Oh, that's why Guess is everywhere”. I understand what it was made from and the story it had with Jeans and the story it had with campaigns and advertising. So, a lot of what we do is storytelling and I think it makes it fun cause we have a lot of history and there's a lot of opportunity to work with a lot of different people. At the same time, it was just elevating and like enhancing, our brand as a whole.     Samuel and Arturo, the sole purpose of FriendsWithYou is spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck and Friendship. Tell us more about the brand itself. Are your designs always so colorful and playful?   Arturo: Yeah, that's something that we thought was always kind of a unique angle to what we want to do on the art. We think that to some degrees art in general tends to be about the dark side of the human soul. It feels like that art is linked to this idea that you own and it's only bad. And we’ve kind of taken this other angle, like why couldn't it be the opposite of that? Could it be something that is optimistic and that is focusing on the lighter side of the human experience, and that's something that we started doing from the beginning, from the first project that we did together. It was 20 years ago, this toys that were kind of like amulets that brought you good luck. They really helped you along the human life journey. And it's always been about that. It's like, how do we take this concepts that are kind of global or universal in the human experience, like icons and things that really bring us positivity, that makes us think about the positive things in life and how do we make those things and redesign them and use them through public culture to bring those ideas back into the mix. So that's kind of been central to what we've been doing together for 20 years, Sam and I. It's been amazing and what we're doing with Guess is a perfect example of that. There are ideas that are birthed in our studio through almost traditional art means, painting and sculpture and thinking and whatever, but somehow then apply it to more democratic kind of distribution means. And with a reach that Guess has on a global scale, it is a perfect match of the marketplace and then our concepts of really sharing this positivity.     What was the whole idea and concept behind the Spring 2021 capsule collection that you launched just recently?   Samuel: The main idea was really doing that similar thing as Arturo had mentioned, like taking this kind of amulets that are created for an international idea, bringing the world closer together while at the same time empowering each human, that is super powered with this colorful and intention based apparel that we're creating. We put love into every item and every concept that we're creating and that's what we do with our fine art. So we're like, let's do the same thing with this more further reaching apparel, give it so much love that when you are wearing it, you're now a catalyst for spreading love yourself. And also bringing yourself this magical love. It's almost like psychomagic, like the idea from Alejandro Jodorowsky, bringing in this concept that we can change, not only our environment, but a greater world itself. So that was the first major concept that we wanted to create this larger reaching and more accessible concept together with Guess and Nicolai and Paul. We're so excited that they embraced this idea and both of them are so innovative, and seeing that this is a new world trend by people not wanting to feel bad and also giving access of art to people in a more accessible way.     What is the main message behind this collection? How would you describe the target customers of this capsule?   Nicolai: I feel like you just kinda mentioned what the message was. It's about what you guys stand for and what FriendsWithYou is.    Arturo: Specific to your question, who is it that we're targeting? I think that we are targeting people that are not afraid of showing this optimistic side or people that want to kind of embrace that. And I think that is a very timely kind of collaboration, because I feel that is also very popular, at least in United States. And I'm sure it's similar in Europe, that it's becoming more common to wear clothes that are evocative. So I feel like there's almost a new window of permission to be that evocative with the clothes. And I think that we're definitely challenged trying to capitalize on that. Not just in the capital sense, but more in the “Okay, now it's allowed to really express yourself in that manner”. And I think that is what is cool. We have been wearing some of the test samples around and stuff like that. And people can’t help themselves by being “Oh my God, that is the cutest rainbow jacket I've ever seen”. It's something that brings joy out of just wearing it. You become a symbol if you're the one that is in the group and you're walking by and you are wearing the rainbow jacket, I think people smile at you. They're like “Oh my God, that person is not afraid of wearing that”. You know, like that positive kind of look in life. And I think it brings it out of all the people. There's almost like symmetry of positiveness that happens when you wear something that evokes that feeling. And that's something that's very interesting to us. I think that our target are people that are down to do that. I feel like there's a lot more of that happening.   Samuel: It's really about world unity and it's about self-healing and self-empowerment. So it's self-empowerment to create world unity what we’re really pushing for. That's kind of what our art is about, how do we heal ourselves and each other to be compassionate and empathetic towards each other to then start this larger cycle of healing and happiness and retraining our minds to seek this type of recourse with the universe together, so that we're creating almost this endless cycle of self-care that then turns into us nurturing our whole garden or our community and that’s really cool.     The collection has 81 pieces. You all must have one piece that stands out to you and is your favorite. We would love to hear which piece is your favorite.   Arturo: I don't know if I have a favorite one. I think it's hard to pick one of the babies to be like, that's my favorite baby. But I definitely think that a lot of the pieces that are very dense with designs are kind of some of my favorites. There's a lot of overall patterns and stuff like that. And I like some of those a lot, but I don't really have a favorite one.   Samuel: I would agree. Once you see the whole collection, it's so amazing. But, we made this little cloud backpack, which is one of our most iconic symbols and it’s this super cute thing that I could just see everybody wearing. And I mean, each of the pieces is so bright and happy. We did our first samples with Nicolai, me and Arturo. And he got a huge smile on his face. Every item is so well thought of and so well cared for. So it was really an exciting and fun project to release.     Are you already thinking of another collaboration between Guess and FriendsWithYou?   Samuel: We really see our partnerships like they don't really go away or end, we're very different as artists that way. We continue working with people that feel right and really get the message. We've already been speaking to Nicolai about much bigger projects, like doing multiple projects, possibly even creating a whole new top secret type of collaboration together, which is going to be a more long-term thing. But, even for our fine art projects and larger scale installations, we make little capsule collections with Nicolai and it's just kind of an ongoing collaboration and friendship and it just gets better with each thing. So it's fun for us to explore that.    Nicolai: There's more to come and we're excited to keep it going.       Explore the collection here: https://www.guess.eu/nl-nl/guess/collecties/guess-x-friendswithyou

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Chanel presents The Métiers d’art 2020/21 “Le Château des Dames” collection campaign with Kristen Stewart photographed by Juergen Teller
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Chanel presents The Métiers d’art 2020/21 “Le Château des Dames” collection campaign with Kristen Stewart photographed by Juergen Teller

Fashion The Château de Chenonceau breathes its history and its mysteries into the CHANEL Métiers d’art 2020/21 collection campaign.  After the show on December 3rd 2020, filmed in the grand gallery with its black and white checkered floor, this campaign continues exploring the “Château des Dames”:  the actress and CHANEL ambassador Kristen Stewart embarks on a romantic chassé-croisé before the lens of photographer Juergen Teller.     This campaign, embodied by Kristen Stewart, evokes the silhouette of the women who lived in the Château de Chenonceau, from Catherine de’ Medici to Diane de Poitiers, as well as that of contemporary women.  Constantly reinvented by Virginie Viard's creativity and the dialogue she maintains with the Métiers d'art, it is a celebration of women, detail and sophistication.     Visit their website for more information: https://www.chanel.com/nl/ The Château de Chenonceau breathes its history and its mysteries into the CHANEL Métiers d’art 2020/21 collection campaign.  After the show on December 3rd 2020, filmed in the grand gallery with its black and white checkered floor, this campaign continues exploring the “Château des Dames”:  the actress and CHANEL ambassador Kristen Stewart embarks on a romantic chassé-croisé before the lens of photographer Juergen Teller.     This campaign, embodied by Kristen Stewart, evokes the silhouette of the women who lived in the Château de Chenonceau, from Catherine de’ Medici to Diane de Poitiers, as well as that of contemporary women.  Constantly reinvented by Virginie Viard's creativity and the dialogue she maintains with the Métiers d'art, it is a celebration of women, detail and sophistication.     Visit their website for more information: https://www.chanel.com/nl/

Alexander McQueen presents the new womenswear autumn/winter 2021 shot by Paolo Roversi
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Alexander McQueen presents the new womenswear autumn/winter 2021 shot by Paolo Roversi

Fashion   It feels like now is a time for healing, for breathing new life, for exploring echoes from the past to enrich our future. More than ever, a sense of humanity, of the team working together with a single aim – to make something beautiful, something meaningful – feels both precious and important. We looked at water, for its healing properties, and at anemones. Anemones are the most ephemeral owers, here made permanent in cloth. The women wearing the anemone dresses almost become like owers, like their embodiment, their character – but ampli ed, grounded, radiant and strong. Sarah Burton, Creative Director.   It feels like now is a time for healing, for breathing new life, for exploring echoes from the past to enrich our future. More than ever, a sense of humanity, of the team working together with a single aim – to make something beautiful, something meaningful – feels both precious and important. We looked at water, for its healing properties, and at anemones. Anemones are the most ephemeral owers, here made permanent in cloth. The women wearing the anemone dresses almost become like owers, like their embodiment, their character – but ampli ed, grounded, radiant and strong. Sarah Burton, Creative Director.

Samsøe Samsøe presents the new  UNDYED capsule collection
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Samsøe Samsøe presents the new UNDYED capsule collection

Fashion Samsøe Samsøe launches a new sweat set series in the most perfect shade of Beige, as the pieces are fully undyed - mening less water & chemicals being used during the production process.    ”We have created products, where we decided to leave the cotton undyed. The products are made in the natural off-white colour of the raw cotton and the fabric has been given minimal treatments, reduced to only washing to take out vegetable fats, stabilizing processes and pre shrinkage treatments”, says Gitte Wetter, head of Design.    This means that Samsøe Samsøe’s undyed programme will save 80L of fresh water per kilo of fabric produced. In this first production programme, it means that the brand will in total save 480.000L of water. Since the fabric is undyed, the brand is also saving 80% of the chemicals normally used in the dyeing processes, which also leads to a substantial reduction of the energy consumed - when producing an item. This is a product with the lowest possible impact, as it is using virgin materials.   The cotton used for the programme is organic and produced under the GOTS certification. This means that no genetic engineering has been used, the entire supply chain, from the cotton field to our Portuguese garment manufacturer, is certified from a social aspect. This includes payment of correct wages on time, controlled working hours, no discrimination or child labour, health and safety in the work place and the cultivation of the cotton is using only organic fertilizers and no pesticides and insecticides.   Samsøe Samsøe is also analyzing, and looking into the possibilities of recycling the cutting waste from the undyed programme, so that they can turn this into new yarn, blending in 50% new fibres, for a potential continuation of this specific collection.      Samsøe Samsøe launches a new sweat set series in the most perfect shade of Beige, as the pieces are fully undyed - mening less water & chemicals being used during the production process.    ”We have created products, where we decided to leave the cotton undyed. The products are made in the natural off-white colour of the raw cotton and the fabric has been given minimal treatments, reduced to only washing to take out vegetable fats, stabilizing processes and pre shrinkage treatments”, says Gitte Wetter, head of Design.    This means that Samsøe Samsøe’s undyed programme will save 80L of fresh water per kilo of fabric produced. In this first production programme, it means that the brand will in total save 480.000L of water. Since the fabric is undyed, the brand is also saving 80% of the chemicals normally used in the dyeing processes, which also leads to a substantial reduction of the energy consumed - when producing an item. This is a product with the lowest possible impact, as it is using virgin materials.   The cotton used for the programme is organic and produced under the GOTS certification. This means that no genetic engineering has been used, the entire supply chain, from the cotton field to our Portuguese garment manufacturer, is certified from a social aspect. This includes payment of correct wages on time, controlled working hours, no discrimination or child labour, health and safety in the work place and the cultivation of the cotton is using only organic fertilizers and no pesticides and insecticides.   Samsøe Samsøe is also analyzing, and looking into the possibilities of recycling the cutting waste from the undyed programme, so that they can turn this into new yarn, blending in 50% new fibres, for a potential continuation of this specific collection.     

A BLAST FROM THE PAST WITH TOMMY JEANS
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A BLAST FROM THE PAST WITH TOMMY JEANS

Fashion The latest TOMMY JEANS capsule collection features a range of styles with iconic characters from the 90's and 2000s TV shows, including Beavis and Butt-Head, Garfield, MTV, Ren & Stimpy, Spongebob SquarePants and Space Jam.     Explore the new collection on their website: https://nl.tommy.com/heren-tommy-jeans-capsule-collection The latest TOMMY JEANS capsule collection features a range of styles with iconic characters from the 90's and 2000s TV shows, including Beavis and Butt-Head, Garfield, MTV, Ren & Stimpy, Spongebob SquarePants and Space Jam.     Explore the new collection on their website: https://nl.tommy.com/heren-tommy-jeans-capsule-collection

Louis Vuitton LV2 Collection by Virgil Abloh Pre-Spring 2022
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Louis Vuitton LV2 Collection by Virgil Abloh Pre-Spring 2022

Men Squaring: the multiplication of a number by itself. The acknowledgment that one idea can co-exist with another.     For Pre-Spring 2022, Louis Vuitton launches its second LV2collection – “Louis Vuitton squared” – continuing the creative conversation between Men’s Artistic Director Virgil AblohTM and Nigo®, the founder of the label Human Made. United by friendship and a shared subcultural practice popularly known as streetwear, the two designers investigate their diverse cultural roots under the global emblem of Louis Vuitton. The sophomore season expands on this exchange in a celebration of Nigo®’s Japanese provenance, the inherent tapestry of his fashion upbringing, and the geo-specific gaze on the Western men’s wardrobe instilled in him from boyhood.     Informed by Nigo®’s personal collections of British subcultural dress, LV2 cross-pollinates a Western 1950s and ‘60s’ tailoring silhouette with a Japanese sensibility. Garments and accessories native to sartorial tropes, military icons and traditional costume are observed through a decidedly formalised lens, consistently imbuing the casual with a heightened elegance. 1950s’ workwear blazers materialise in colour-blocking alongside generational denim suits constructed in Monogram camou age. Nodding at prep uniforms, a cropped rowing blazer is emblazoned with the Monogram stripes used on the lining of Louis Vuitton trunks, while chino-like trousers evoke a schoolboy t.     Pieces central to the classic men’s wardrobe splice with the properties of kimonos: the belt of a navy wool coat nods at the obi, a tailored jacket in striped Monogram features a wrap structure, and shirting is infused with kimono codes. Instinctively, this cultural cross-pollination intersects with the travel territory of Louis Vuitton. The process sees the classic Damier pattern mutate into a post-stamp likeness, exercised on a red and white shirt, a eece jacket, and detachable jersey sleeves. Likewise, Virgil AblohTM applies his travel-centric accessomorphosis technique – the morphing of bags and garments – to a jacket in the Monogram coated canvas employed in the Maison’s bags.   Boyish mascot motifs adorn the collection and serve as a new idea of logos, from duck-shaped buttons and bags to tiger heads and stripes, and the red hearts key in the graphics used by Nigo®at Human Made. A protection boot features patches embellished with these motifs, which can be swapped or removed, while the LV Trainer has been reinterpreted with all-over graphics. A second LV Trainer is realised in a grainy leather base and denim drip-shaped fabric; another variation appears in the post-stamped Damier, a detail echoed in a sleek leather boot with a cut-out detail revealing the pattern.   Through the eyes of Nigo®, classic Louis Vuitton bag designs integrate Japanese elements, such as a cruiser bag with a small scarf knotting detail informed by furoshiki wrapping cloths; similarly, a large summer tote features a folded construction on the side. A cross-body bag morphs into the image of a duck, highlighting the playful spirit of the collection likewise expressed in artisanal enamel jewellery pieces with silver nishing. Here, rings, earrings, tie clips, brooches, and keyrings manifest in the images of the duck, tiger and heart, while a crystal necklace and a Cuban chain bracelet with the LV2 logo cement the shared – and squared – premise of the creative dialogue.       For further information visit their website: www.louisvuitton.com Squaring: the multiplication of a number by itself. The acknowledgment that one idea can co-exist with another.     For Pre-Spring 2022, Louis Vuitton launches its second LV2collection – “Louis Vuitton squared” – continuing the creative conversation between Men’s Artistic Director Virgil AblohTM and Nigo®, the founder of the label Human Made. United by friendship and a shared subcultural practice popularly known as streetwear, the two designers investigate their diverse cultural roots under the global emblem of Louis Vuitton. The sophomore season expands on this exchange in a celebration of Nigo®’s Japanese provenance, the inherent tapestry of his fashion upbringing, and the geo-specific gaze on the Western men’s wardrobe instilled in him from boyhood.     Informed by Nigo®’s personal collections of British subcultural dress, LV2 cross-pollinates a Western 1950s and ‘60s’ tailoring silhouette with a Japanese sensibility. Garments and accessories native to sartorial tropes, military icons and traditional costume are observed through a decidedly formalised lens, consistently imbuing the casual with a heightened elegance. 1950s’ workwear blazers materialise in colour-blocking alongside generational denim suits constructed in Monogram camou age. Nodding at prep uniforms, a cropped rowing blazer is emblazoned with the Monogram stripes used on the lining of Louis Vuitton trunks, while chino-like trousers evoke a schoolboy t.     Pieces central to the classic men’s wardrobe splice with the properties of kimonos: the belt of a navy wool coat nods at the obi, a tailored jacket in striped Monogram features a wrap structure, and shirting is infused with kimono codes. Instinctively, this cultural cross-pollination intersects with the travel territory of Louis Vuitton. The process sees the classic Damier pattern mutate into a post-stamp likeness, exercised on a red and white shirt, a eece jacket, and detachable jersey sleeves. Likewise, Virgil AblohTM applies his travel-centric accessomorphosis technique – the morphing of bags and garments – to a jacket in the Monogram coated canvas employed in the Maison’s bags.   Boyish mascot motifs adorn the collection and serve as a new idea of logos, from duck-shaped buttons and bags to tiger heads and stripes, and the red hearts key in the graphics used by Nigo®at Human Made. A protection boot features patches embellished with these motifs, which can be swapped or removed, while the LV Trainer has been reinterpreted with all-over graphics. A second LV Trainer is realised in a grainy leather base and denim drip-shaped fabric; another variation appears in the post-stamped Damier, a detail echoed in a sleek leather boot with a cut-out detail revealing the pattern.   Through the eyes of Nigo®, classic Louis Vuitton bag designs integrate Japanese elements, such as a cruiser bag with a small scarf knotting detail informed by furoshiki wrapping cloths; similarly, a large summer tote features a folded construction on the side. A cross-body bag morphs into the image of a duck, highlighting the playful spirit of the collection likewise expressed in artisanal enamel jewellery pieces with silver nishing. Here, rings, earrings, tie clips, brooches, and keyrings manifest in the images of the duck, tiger and heart, while a crystal necklace and a Cuban chain bracelet with the LV2 logo cement the shared – and squared – premise of the creative dialogue.       For further information visit their website: www.louisvuitton.com

Bottega Veneta presents their new Wardrobe 2 ad campaign captured by Tyrone Lebon
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Bottega Veneta presents their new Wardrobe 2 ad campaign captured by Tyrone Lebon

Fashion We are excited to be sharing the images of the new ad campaign of Bottega Veneta.  The campaign features 16 Talents in total – including Bottega Veneta staples and collaborators Neneh Cherry, Roberto Bolle, Slowthai and Tricky. But we also took this opportunity to welcome new talents to our Bottega Veneta community like Arca, Little Simz, Mark Leckey and Sue Webster. Also Oumi Janta is making a comeback as she was featured in our digital journal Issue 01.     All the talents featured are Valeria Golino, Roberto Bolle, Skepta, Sue Webster, Caleb Femi, Oumi Janta, Melina Matsoukas, Little Simz, Slowthai, Tricky, Acra, Neneh Cherry, Mark Leckey, Kenzie, Venetia Scott, Malachi Kirby     Photographed by Tyrone Lebon.   More on: https://www.bottegaveneta.com We are excited to be sharing the images of the new ad campaign of Bottega Veneta.  The campaign features 16 Talents in total – including Bottega Veneta staples and collaborators Neneh Cherry, Roberto Bolle, Slowthai and Tricky. But we also took this opportunity to welcome new talents to our Bottega Veneta community like Arca, Little Simz, Mark Leckey and Sue Webster. Also Oumi Janta is making a comeback as she was featured in our digital journal Issue 01.     All the talents featured are Valeria Golino, Roberto Bolle, Skepta, Sue Webster, Caleb Femi, Oumi Janta, Melina Matsoukas, Little Simz, Slowthai, Tricky, Acra, Neneh Cherry, Mark Leckey, Kenzie, Venetia Scott, Malachi Kirby     Photographed by Tyrone Lebon.   More on: https://www.bottegaveneta.com

BALENCIAGA PRESENTS THE "CLONES" SPRING 2022 COLLECTION
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BALENCIAGA PRESENTS THE "CLONES" SPRING 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week Balenciaga’s Spring 22 presentation considers our shifting senses of reality through the lens oftechnology. We see our world through a filter—perfected, polished, conformed, photoshopped. We no longer decipher between unedited and altered, genuine and counterfeit, tangible and conceptual, fact and fiction, fake and deepfake. Technology creates alternate realities and identities, a world of digital clones.     To illustrate this concept, every look in the Spring 22 collection is seen on Eliza Douglas, an artist who has either opened or closed every show and appeared in most campaigns for the past several years. In a video directed by Quentin Deronzier, Eliza appears as a series of digital clones, some of which are deepfakes, ormodels with Eliza’s photogrammetry-captured and CG-scanned face digitally grafted on.     Some looks are styled to illustrate artificial manipulation using props, like chainmail headpieces in silver, gold, chrome, and rusted metal. The models march down a minimalist runway to a sci-fi-inspiredsoundtrack composed by BFRND and an AI voiceover reciting the lyrics of “La Vie En Rose.” The video’spost-production processes include planar tracking, rotoscoping, machine learning, and 3D modeling, implemented in order to achieve a hyper-realistic effect.     The season introduces a range of new shapes and wearable concepts and functional accessories, as wellas products from The Hacker Project, conceptual interpretations of Gucci’s recognizable signatures asBalenciaga products. The Hacker Project presents pieces that merge Gucci and Balenciaga House codes and in so doing explores and questions the ideas of authenticity, counterfeiting, and appropriation within the fashion industry. For example, an archival double-G diamond monogram design is transformed to consist of double-B logos in Gucci’s iconic tone-on-tone palette on a variety of leather goods and classic accessories. The line, which also includes limited edition bags hand-tagged with This Is Not a Gucci Bag, will be in stores starting in November of 2021.     Tailoring is deconstructed and engineered to sit off the body in various silhouettes. Dresses are patched, draped, and ultra-pleated, forming cocoon-like shapes in bright colors, florals, and graphic prints consisting of overviews of Balenciaga products mimicking icons on a computer desktop. Wrap coats recall a classic Balenciaga cocoon construction, but safety-pinned to one side and frayed at the hem. Trenches, coat dresses, and bombers are mostly reversible, giving the same garment two aesthetic functions.     Each a Balenciaga signature, the parka and the puffer have shortened sleeves and lengthened collars that stand up and away from the neck to underline the typical Balenciaga attitude built into the construction of those garments. Another new signature, the tracksuit, is seen in multiple styles and functionalities. Tactical cargo pants transform into coveralls and cyber goth-style raver pants; skirts in denim are tricked out with metal hoops and studs, optimizing zippers, side pockets, and straps.     Graphic prints reference themes of authenticity, such as a blank square that reads Your Ad Here over ahotline number. A hoodie’s strass front says Bébé (referencing the French way of pronouncing theBalenciaga double-B logo and also meaning babe); another hoodie, which reads No Comment, speaks for itself in its meaning; yet another one depicts The Simpsons family dressed in recognizable Balenciaga pieces from past seasons.     Fetish stiletto sandals, pumps, and boots emphasize the shape of toes, imprinted in soft calfskin. Ultra flats and pumps take on the shape of toes in carbon effect flexible high-tech material. Blade pumps and boots are defined by their super-sharp lines. Balenciaga Crocs 2.0, the second collaboration between the two brands, sees the classic clog made into pumps, boots, and platformed pool slides. Trooper boots and derbies are thick-soled, square-toed, and angular on all sides. Runner sneakers, introduced in Winter 21, have a DIY, cut up aesthetic in the shape of a traditional running shoe.     Continuing a series of modern interpretations of archetypal bags are the Mag Basket in thermoformed leather, the Fast Clutch in carbon fiber that resembles the shape of fast-food packaging, the Monday Shopper in printed soft calf leather, and the Hourglass Frame, which adjusts the iconic bag’s shape, givingit softer and rounder volume.     Eveningwear is reimagined in a corseted molleton pant suit, a variety of matte spandex draped dresses, and finally a red stretch velvet ballroom gown inspired by and in tribute to Divine, the iconic drag artist. Balenciaga’s Spring 22 presentation considers our shifting senses of reality through the lens oftechnology. We see our world through a filter—perfected, polished, conformed, photoshopped. We no longer decipher between unedited and altered, genuine and counterfeit, tangible and conceptual, fact and fiction, fake and deepfake. Technology creates alternate realities and identities, a world of digital clones.     To illustrate this concept, every look in the Spring 22 collection is seen on Eliza Douglas, an artist who has either opened or closed every show and appeared in most campaigns for the past several years. In a video directed by Quentin Deronzier, Eliza appears as a series of digital clones, some of which are deepfakes, ormodels with Eliza’s photogrammetry-captured and CG-scanned face digitally grafted on.     Some looks are styled to illustrate artificial manipulation using props, like chainmail headpieces in silver, gold, chrome, and rusted metal. The models march down a minimalist runway to a sci-fi-inspiredsoundtrack composed by BFRND and an AI voiceover reciting the lyrics of “La Vie En Rose.” The video’spost-production processes include planar tracking, rotoscoping, machine learning, and 3D modeling, implemented in order to achieve a hyper-realistic effect.     The season introduces a range of new shapes and wearable concepts and functional accessories, as wellas products from The Hacker Project, conceptual interpretations of Gucci’s recognizable signatures asBalenciaga products. The Hacker Project presents pieces that merge Gucci and Balenciaga House codes and in so doing explores and questions the ideas of authenticity, counterfeiting, and appropriation within the fashion industry. For example, an archival double-G diamond monogram design is transformed to consist of double-B logos in Gucci’s iconic tone-on-tone palette on a variety of leather goods and classic accessories. The line, which also includes limited edition bags hand-tagged with This Is Not a Gucci Bag, will be in stores starting in November of 2021.     Tailoring is deconstructed and engineered to sit off the body in various silhouettes. Dresses are patched, draped, and ultra-pleated, forming cocoon-like shapes in bright colors, florals, and graphic prints consisting of overviews of Balenciaga products mimicking icons on a computer desktop. Wrap coats recall a classic Balenciaga cocoon construction, but safety-pinned to one side and frayed at the hem. Trenches, coat dresses, and bombers are mostly reversible, giving the same garment two aesthetic functions.     Each a Balenciaga signature, the parka and the puffer have shortened sleeves and lengthened collars that stand up and away from the neck to underline the typical Balenciaga attitude built into the construction of those garments. Another new signature, the tracksuit, is seen in multiple styles and functionalities. Tactical cargo pants transform into coveralls and cyber goth-style raver pants; skirts in denim are tricked out with metal hoops and studs, optimizing zippers, side pockets, and straps.     Graphic prints reference themes of authenticity, such as a blank square that reads Your Ad Here over ahotline number. A hoodie’s strass front says Bébé (referencing the French way of pronouncing theBalenciaga double-B logo and also meaning babe); another hoodie, which reads No Comment, speaks for itself in its meaning; yet another one depicts The Simpsons family dressed in recognizable Balenciaga pieces from past seasons.     Fetish stiletto sandals, pumps, and boots emphasize the shape of toes, imprinted in soft calfskin. Ultra flats and pumps take on the shape of toes in carbon effect flexible high-tech material. Blade pumps and boots are defined by their super-sharp lines. Balenciaga Crocs 2.0, the second collaboration between the two brands, sees the classic clog made into pumps, boots, and platformed pool slides. Trooper boots and derbies are thick-soled, square-toed, and angular on all sides. Runner sneakers, introduced in Winter 21, have a DIY, cut up aesthetic in the shape of a traditional running shoe.     Continuing a series of modern interpretations of archetypal bags are the Mag Basket in thermoformed leather, the Fast Clutch in carbon fiber that resembles the shape of fast-food packaging, the Monday Shopper in printed soft calf leather, and the Hourglass Frame, which adjusts the iconic bag’s shape, givingit softer and rounder volume.     Eveningwear is reimagined in a corseted molleton pant suit, a variety of matte spandex draped dresses, and finally a red stretch velvet ballroom gown inspired by and in tribute to Divine, the iconic drag artist.

In conversation with Aron Piper
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In conversation with Aron Piper

Fashion Last March ARON released his long awaited debut EP, under the name “NIEVE”.     The young Spanish German singer and actor presents us with five songs produced by artists such as Mygal, Iseekarlo, Tweak or Miqui Brightside and features the collaborations of Jesse Báez and Polimá Westcoast, two of the artists with the most personality and relevance on the Latin American scene. , thus consolidating itself as one of the Spanish artists with the most international projection for this 2021.     “Nieve”, the title track of the EP, is accompanied by a visual piece in the form of a video clip shot by Tomás Peña with Manson and produced by CANADA. It shows us a life full of excesses in which success and fame generate a negative emotional weight in the artist, causing him a huge loneliness in the purest Malick style, also with an excellent photography direction by Albert Gay, who makes it the best music video of the singer so far.     The artwork created by the artist Cataln Ignasi Monreal, portraying the musician who, after achieving more than 25 million reproductions on digital platforms, presents his best work so far to show that this is only the beginning.     The whole EP has already more than 10M plays on digital platforms.       Tell our readers who you are in your own words.     I'm a chill guy, insecure and afraid of the world. I've been fighting for what I want and I got fame from one day to another so I'm trying to process it all now. I'm grateful everyday for what's happening to me and I'm now and lucky, so I'm trying to have a good and healthy relationship with my life, trying to keep doing good and most important, being a normal guy.     What is your first memory of acting and music?     First thing I remember as an actor is saying to my father: “Dad, I'd love be an acotr and I want to do it right now” I was 12 years old and he looked for some short films for me on the internet, trying to match my profile with some castings and that's where it all started.     In music I think the first thing I remember is when I was 10 years old, I used to note my songs over Eminem songs, showing them to my best friend Sam when we met.       Among all the roles you have played so far, which one embodies your personality the most?     I'm trying to give a big part of myself in each character I play. If I dont do it I just feel that the characters get empty, so that's why I want to feel they all represent me. The one I enjoyed the most is “El Desorden Que Dejas”, at least by now.     What gives you confidence?   My close friends, my family, my team... Since I'm famous the confindece looks mistrusted, so you gotta learn how to deal with it.       What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   Going to La Resistencia (Spanish TV Show) for example .I've had never been on a TV interview with public, so I was quite scared but it wasn't such a big deal at the end.     Something I dont have in my CV? That I keep it for myself, I try to not show too much of my private life, if I dont then I wont have anything else for me hahaha.     What is your personal motto?   Take care of life and life will take care of you.     What are your upcoming projects for this year among the new season of Elite?     I'm focused on music now and doing casting, looking for some interesting projects as an acotr. It's been some time already without acting and I'm pretty excited to do it again. I've got some projects but I expect to have some more.       Why acting and why music? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?     Always acting. It's been hard for me to deal with my emotions and that's because I feel like everything affects me pretty much. It's a fight between my way to adapt to things and how I get affected by everything that surrounds me. Being an actor saved me from that because it's a different way to express deeper emotions.     My career as musician is pretty similar, but with music I can express my own feelings.       With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?     Travelling is the most beautiful thing in the world. It opens your mind and makes you disconnect from your routine and your hometown. My best trip by the moment is Mexico, the longest I've done and the one I enjoyed the most.     What is your biggest outtake from last year?   The loss of my privacy, no doubts, and losing confidence in people who doesnt know me and judge you, doesnt mind if good or bad.     As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   It's something that worries me a lot and I'd love to get more involved with it. Most important thing right now is our land, earth, the world... and it's all getting too fuck up.     Tell us about your recently released debut EP.   It's something that feels old for me now, but I guess it'll always happen the same. From the moment you start working on it until you release it, feels like ages. But I'm very happy with how it's working and with the position it gives me as a musician. Best is still to come. Last March ARON released his long awaited debut EP, under the name “NIEVE”.     The young Spanish German singer and actor presents us with five songs produced by artists such as Mygal, Iseekarlo, Tweak or Miqui Brightside and features the collaborations of Jesse Báez and Polimá Westcoast, two of the artists with the most personality and relevance on the Latin American scene. , thus consolidating itself as one of the Spanish artists with the most international projection for this 2021.     “Nieve”, the title track of the EP, is accompanied by a visual piece in the form of a video clip shot by Tomás Peña with Manson and produced by CANADA. It shows us a life full of excesses in which success and fame generate a negative emotional weight in the artist, causing him a huge loneliness in the purest Malick style, also with an excellent photography direction by Albert Gay, who makes it the best music video of the singer so far.     The artwork created by the artist Cataln Ignasi Monreal, portraying the musician who, after achieving more than 25 million reproductions on digital platforms, presents his best work so far to show that this is only the beginning.     The whole EP has already more than 10M plays on digital platforms.       Tell our readers who you are in your own words.     I'm a chill guy, insecure and afraid of the world. I've been fighting for what I want and I got fame from one day to another so I'm trying to process it all now. I'm grateful everyday for what's happening to me and I'm now and lucky, so I'm trying to have a good and healthy relationship with my life, trying to keep doing good and most important, being a normal guy.     What is your first memory of acting and music?     First thing I remember as an actor is saying to my father: “Dad, I'd love be an acotr and I want to do it right now” I was 12 years old and he looked for some short films for me on the internet, trying to match my profile with some castings and that's where it all started.     In music I think the first thing I remember is when I was 10 years old, I used to note my songs over Eminem songs, showing them to my best friend Sam when we met.       Among all the roles you have played so far, which one embodies your personality the most?     I'm trying to give a big part of myself in each character I play. If I dont do it I just feel that the characters get empty, so that's why I want to feel they all represent me. The one I enjoyed the most is “El Desorden Que Dejas”, at least by now.     What gives you confidence?   My close friends, my family, my team... Since I'm famous the confindece looks mistrusted, so you gotta learn how to deal with it.       What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   Going to La Resistencia (Spanish TV Show) for example .I've had never been on a TV interview with public, so I was quite scared but it wasn't such a big deal at the end.     Something I dont have in my CV? That I keep it for myself, I try to not show too much of my private life, if I dont then I wont have anything else for me hahaha.     What is your personal motto?   Take care of life and life will take care of you.     What are your upcoming projects for this year among the new season of Elite?     I'm focused on music now and doing casting, looking for some interesting projects as an acotr. It's been some time already without acting and I'm pretty excited to do it again. I've got some projects but I expect to have some more.       Why acting and why music? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?     Always acting. It's been hard for me to deal with my emotions and that's because I feel like everything affects me pretty much. It's a fight between my way to adapt to things and how I get affected by everything that surrounds me. Being an actor saved me from that because it's a different way to express deeper emotions.     My career as musician is pretty similar, but with music I can express my own feelings.       With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?     Travelling is the most beautiful thing in the world. It opens your mind and makes you disconnect from your routine and your hometown. My best trip by the moment is Mexico, the longest I've done and the one I enjoyed the most.     What is your biggest outtake from last year?   The loss of my privacy, no doubts, and losing confidence in people who doesnt know me and judge you, doesnt mind if good or bad.     As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   It's something that worries me a lot and I'd love to get more involved with it. Most important thing right now is our land, earth, the world... and it's all getting too fuck up.     Tell us about your recently released debut EP.   It's something that feels old for me now, but I guess it'll always happen the same. From the moment you start working on it until you release it, feels like ages. But I'm very happy with how it's working and with the position it gives me as a musician. Best is still to come.

Jeanerica and Virón are proud to present a sustainable collaboration
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Jeanerica and Virón are proud to present a sustainable collaboration

Sustainability Jeanerica, Stockholm-based denim house and Virón, Paris-based footwear brand are proud to present this sustainable, limited-edition collaboration that leaves nothing to waste.   Jeanerica was founded in 2018, reinventing the classic American blue jean archetypes and classic staples from a contemporary Scandinavian design perspective, creating seasonless garments with a sustainable mindset.    Virón emerged on the footwear scene with a bang in late 2020 with the vision to offer bold designs that make a minimal footprint on the environment using only non-virgin, plant-based materials.   For this collaboration, Virón reconstitutes left-over denim jeans and jackets stock from Jeanerica, made from 98% organic cotton and 2% elastane to rework the footwear brand's fashionable beige workwear 1992 boots, to close the loop withVirón's pioneering push for a more circular and sustainable production.      Available now on www.jeanerica.com  Jeanerica, Stockholm-based denim house and Virón, Paris-based footwear brand are proud to present this sustainable, limited-edition collaboration that leaves nothing to waste.   Jeanerica was founded in 2018, reinventing the classic American blue jean archetypes and classic staples from a contemporary Scandinavian design perspective, creating seasonless garments with a sustainable mindset.    Virón emerged on the footwear scene with a bang in late 2020 with the vision to offer bold designs that make a minimal footprint on the environment using only non-virgin, plant-based materials.   For this collaboration, Virón reconstitutes left-over denim jeans and jackets stock from Jeanerica, made from 98% organic cotton and 2% elastane to rework the footwear brand's fashionable beige workwear 1992 boots, to close the loop withVirón's pioneering push for a more circular and sustainable production.      Available now on www.jeanerica.com 

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