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

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

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

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

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

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

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Maggie Maurer by Elizaveta Porodina
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Maggie Maurer by Elizaveta Porodina

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

In conversation with Daan Baeten
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In conversation with Daan Baeten

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

A trip around the Mediterranean with Chanel
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A trip around the Mediterranean with Chanel

Fashion Cruise 2020/21 collection - ‘Balade en Méditerranée’ (A trip around the Mediterranean)   “Initially I had Capri in mind, where the show was supposed to take place, but didn’t happen in the end because of lockdown,” says Virginie Viard, “So we had to adapt: not only did we decide to use fabrics that we already had, but the collection, more generally, evolved towards a trip around the Mediterranean… The islands, the scent of the eucalyptus, the pink shades of the bougainvillea.” And a free, laid-back allure inspired by the legendary actresses of the 1960s when they would holiday on the Italian and the French Riviera.    This collection was conceived to travel light with “a wardrobe that can be carried in a little suitcase on wheels, a shopper and an embroidered handbag”, a few easy to wear, multipurpose items of clothing that all go together perfectly, and can even be transformed: long skirts become strapless dresses when pulled up, long jackets in black chiffon can be worn by day over a triangle bikini, or by night with an embroidered bandeau top and jeans, “and if worn over bare skin, it becomes a déshabillé.” The dresses in fine transparent lamé are coupled with jackets that can be untied and slipped over a pair of crêpe shorts, while wraparound dresses and skirts liberate movement. Bougainvillea pink illuminates suits in leather as supple as a second skin, and in tweed that’s been left unlined for more fluidity.      A collection of refined simplicity, to be discovered on chanel.com.    #CHANELCruise Cruise 2020/21 collection - ‘Balade en Méditerranée’ (A trip around the Mediterranean)   “Initially I had Capri in mind, where the show was supposed to take place, but didn’t happen in the end because of lockdown,” says Virginie Viard, “So we had to adapt: not only did we decide to use fabrics that we already had, but the collection, more generally, evolved towards a trip around the Mediterranean… The islands, the scent of the eucalyptus, the pink shades of the bougainvillea.” And a free, laid-back allure inspired by the legendary actresses of the 1960s when they would holiday on the Italian and the French Riviera.    This collection was conceived to travel light with “a wardrobe that can be carried in a little suitcase on wheels, a shopper and an embroidered handbag”, a few easy to wear, multipurpose items of clothing that all go together perfectly, and can even be transformed: long skirts become strapless dresses when pulled up, long jackets in black chiffon can be worn by day over a triangle bikini, or by night with an embroidered bandeau top and jeans, “and if worn over bare skin, it becomes a déshabillé.” The dresses in fine transparent lamé are coupled with jackets that can be untied and slipped over a pair of crêpe shorts, while wraparound dresses and skirts liberate movement. Bougainvillea pink illuminates suits in leather as supple as a second skin, and in tweed that’s been left unlined for more fluidity.      A collection of refined simplicity, to be discovered on chanel.com.    #CHANELCruise

Eastpak steps towards a sustainable future
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Eastpak steps towards a sustainable future

Accessories From its durable designs to what it stands for as a brand, Eastpak is Built to Resist. As it makes strides towards sustainability, Eastpak continues to create durable designs that stay strong and in style, with a limited warranty of up to 30 years. Eastpak’s limited warranty policy helps to extend the life of its bags and luggage, encouraging customers to ‘buy better and buy less’.     30-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: Eastpak bags and luggage designs are built to endure your active lifestyle and be with you for the long haul. Even with the most durable materials, things sometimes break so Eastpak will do its best to repair any damage, as part of its 30-year limited warranty on most products.     RE-BUILT TO RESIST: Eastpak’s new RE-BUILT TO RESIST collection is a sustainable solution to reducing waste and preserving style. The recycled collection reworks pre-loved bags from Eastpak’s warranty center that are beyond repair, into one-of-a-kind designs. Each reinvention of Eastpak’s classic Padded Pak’r backpack and Springer bum bag features a 50/50 split of two different colorways or fabrics, making every bag unique.   From its durable designs to what it stands for as a brand, Eastpak is Built to Resist. As it makes strides towards sustainability, Eastpak continues to create durable designs that stay strong and in style, with a limited warranty of up to 30 years. Eastpak’s limited warranty policy helps to extend the life of its bags and luggage, encouraging customers to ‘buy better and buy less’.     30-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: Eastpak bags and luggage designs are built to endure your active lifestyle and be with you for the long haul. Even with the most durable materials, things sometimes break so Eastpak will do its best to repair any damage, as part of its 30-year limited warranty on most products.     RE-BUILT TO RESIST: Eastpak’s new RE-BUILT TO RESIST collection is a sustainable solution to reducing waste and preserving style. The recycled collection reworks pre-loved bags from Eastpak’s warranty center that are beyond repair, into one-of-a-kind designs. Each reinvention of Eastpak’s classic Padded Pak’r backpack and Springer bum bag features a 50/50 split of two different colorways or fabrics, making every bag unique.  

Discover the new Bvlgari sunglasses
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Discover the new Bvlgari sunglasses

Accessories Summer is just in front of our doors and the sunglasses season has arrived. Whether classically elegant in black or with colored glasses, everyone is trendy with the new sunglasses from Bvlgari! Summer is just in front of our doors and the sunglasses season has arrived. Whether classically elegant in black or with colored glasses, everyone is trendy with the new sunglasses from Bvlgari!

ə’kadəmē
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ə’kadəmē

Fashion  ə’kadəmē opened its doors in the summer of 2019. The store, located in the picturesque streets of Utrecht carries brands such as Thom Browne, Loewe, Sacai, Jil Sander and many more. ə’kadəmē is an outcome of retail space that represents both traditional values and a new unique way of consumer experience.     The store was born when four friends decided to put their passion for design, fashion and retail into realisation. The concept came to life on the base purpose of pushing ideas and design as a spectrum. With its key elements  fashion, lifestyle, art, design, architecture & technology, ə’kadəmē merges its core and visual identity:     With its 160m2 the space is a commixture of exactly that. The carefully selected collaborations with Bang & Olufsen, Vitra, Kvadrat and Flos ensures an exclusive and modular experience throughout the store. The space therefore acts as an exposition of ideas.   www.ekademe.com  ə’kadəmē opened its doors in the summer of 2019. The store, located in the picturesque streets of Utrecht carries brands such as Thom Browne, Loewe, Sacai, Jil Sander and many more. ə’kadəmē is an outcome of retail space that represents both traditional values and a new unique way of consumer experience.     The store was born when four friends decided to put their passion for design, fashion and retail into realisation. The concept came to life on the base purpose of pushing ideas and design as a spectrum. With its key elements  fashion, lifestyle, art, design, architecture & technology, ə’kadəmē merges its core and visual identity:     With its 160m2 the space is a commixture of exactly that. The carefully selected collaborations with Bang & Olufsen, Vitra, Kvadrat and Flos ensures an exclusive and modular experience throughout the store. The space therefore acts as an exposition of ideas.   www.ekademe.com

Exclusive editorial "That Night"
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Exclusive editorial "That Night"

Accessories Exclusive editorial captured by Denis Koval.     Team credits: Styling and Art Direction: Analik Brouwer Photography: Denis Koval @ Unit CMA     Exclusive editorial captured by Denis Koval.     Team credits: Styling and Art Direction: Analik Brouwer Photography: Denis Koval @ Unit CMA    

CHIMI x H&M announce a collaboration
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CHIMI x H&M announce a collaboration

Accessories With summer around the corner, H&M announces a collaboration with CHIMI, the Stockholm-based brand known for their colorful and creative eyewear. The collection features unique sunglasses, but also stylish clothing and accessories – the first ever by CHIMI. Retro-inspired silhouettes get a modern streetwear update, while the signature colour choices of CHIMI include a range of edgy pastels and classic black. The CHIMI x H&M collection is a global online exclusive and will be available on hm.com from 4 June 2020.       The CHIMI x H&M collaboration is a capsule collection featuring three unique styles of sunglasses, each made from chunky acetate. There is also a short-sleeved shirt, drawstring shorts and bucket hat in linen-Tencel blends and sporty polyesters, plus pool slides and a bag. Details such as wider shirt collars and slightly higher hem on the shorts show a sense of playfulness while being fashion-forward. Designed together by H&M and CHIMI, all pieces in the collection have the distinctive CHIMI color choice – pastel yellow, blue, pink and purple. A cool grey for the clothes and accessories, pastel yellow, green, purple, and black for the sunglasses.      “With this H&M collaboration, we wanted to encourage people to see beauty in places around them, creating good summer memories in a joyous way. In these peculiar times, we thought this positive message could give an extra spark to people’s lives. Each piece in the collection puts a twist on an iconic item, from our signature sunglasses to bowling shirts, and we believe that with H&M we’ve created something new and exciting.” - Charlie Lindström and Jonas Löhr, Co-Founders of CHIMI.     “We’ve always admired CHIMI for their vibrant spirit, versatility and eye for color so it’s fantastic that we could join forces to collaborate on this capsule collection. It feels great to offer our customers both iconic eyewear and clothes in this range, but mostly to introduce a little happiness through fashion and colour during this extraordinary time. The design process with CHIMI was a lot of fun and I think that really comes through with each piece in the collection – it’s upbeat, accessible style for all.”- Ross Lydon, Head of Menswear Design at H&M     With summer around the corner, H&M announces a collaboration with CHIMI, the Stockholm-based brand known for their colorful and creative eyewear. The collection features unique sunglasses, but also stylish clothing and accessories – the first ever by CHIMI. Retro-inspired silhouettes get a modern streetwear update, while the signature colour choices of CHIMI include a range of edgy pastels and classic black. The CHIMI x H&M collection is a global online exclusive and will be available on hm.com from 4 June 2020.       The CHIMI x H&M collaboration is a capsule collection featuring three unique styles of sunglasses, each made from chunky acetate. There is also a short-sleeved shirt, drawstring shorts and bucket hat in linen-Tencel blends and sporty polyesters, plus pool slides and a bag. Details such as wider shirt collars and slightly higher hem on the shorts show a sense of playfulness while being fashion-forward. Designed together by H&M and CHIMI, all pieces in the collection have the distinctive CHIMI color choice – pastel yellow, blue, pink and purple. A cool grey for the clothes and accessories, pastel yellow, green, purple, and black for the sunglasses.      “With this H&M collaboration, we wanted to encourage people to see beauty in places around them, creating good summer memories in a joyous way. In these peculiar times, we thought this positive message could give an extra spark to people’s lives. Each piece in the collection puts a twist on an iconic item, from our signature sunglasses to bowling shirts, and we believe that with H&M we’ve created something new and exciting.” - Charlie Lindström and Jonas Löhr, Co-Founders of CHIMI.     “We’ve always admired CHIMI for their vibrant spirit, versatility and eye for color so it’s fantastic that we could join forces to collaborate on this capsule collection. It feels great to offer our customers both iconic eyewear and clothes in this range, but mostly to introduce a little happiness through fashion and colour during this extraordinary time. The design process with CHIMI was a lot of fun and I think that really comes through with each piece in the collection – it’s upbeat, accessible style for all.”- Ross Lydon, Head of Menswear Design at H&M    

Christian Louboutin expands the Nude Collection for 2020
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Christian Louboutin expands the Nude Collection for 2020

Accessories Widely regarded as a pioneering act in the world of fashion, the Nudes collection has always embodied the ever-present idea of diversity in Christian Louboutin’s designs. For the designer, Nude isn’t just a colour – it’s a concept. Originally launched in 2013 with five shades, the collection has steadily evolved into something much bigger, becoming an ode to inclusivity, regardless of gender, and a core part of the Maison’s values.        “The Nudes shoe doesn’t dress the leg but continues to undress it. The shoe disappears in favor of the silhouette of the leg, like an illusion. The leg is no longer wearing a shoe: it simply dissolves into a shoe and that’s what gives it its radiance.” -Christian Louboutin     From five shades to eight, the Nudes family is now bigger than ever, with Spring-Summer 2020 introducing new styles for women and for the first time ever, a selection of men’s pieces, including two unisex models. Designed to make the perfect companion for this year’s summer adventures, the first is the Pool Stud, its thick rubber soles and signature studs ideal for pool-side lounging. Back in the city, the Louis Jr low top sneaker keeps things chic with its pared back lines and sleek contours. Over on women’s, the Cheeky Point booty is sure to win hearts over with a mesh upper, patent toe cap and dainty bow, its ladylike appeal an elegant twist on the Nudes theme.      No collection would be complete without a range of bags for stashing those all-important essentials, and this year there’s something for everyone. Designed for both the masculine and the feminine wardrobe, you can always count on the Nude LoubiLab bag to provide style on-the-go with its signature studs and contrasting Louboutin red body strap. Broadening the offer further, three of the Maison’s most iconic women’s styles including the Elisa, have also been given the Nudes treatment.     Launching exclusively online worldwide from May 27th , the Nudes collection will be available on Christian Louboutin’s European and US online boutiques, as well as in the new boutique opening in mid-July in rue Saint-Honoré, in Paris. And believe us when we say, everyone will be welcome! Widely regarded as a pioneering act in the world of fashion, the Nudes collection has always embodied the ever-present idea of diversity in Christian Louboutin’s designs. For the designer, Nude isn’t just a colour – it’s a concept. Originally launched in 2013 with five shades, the collection has steadily evolved into something much bigger, becoming an ode to inclusivity, regardless of gender, and a core part of the Maison’s values.        “The Nudes shoe doesn’t dress the leg but continues to undress it. The shoe disappears in favor of the silhouette of the leg, like an illusion. The leg is no longer wearing a shoe: it simply dissolves into a shoe and that’s what gives it its radiance.” -Christian Louboutin     From five shades to eight, the Nudes family is now bigger than ever, with Spring-Summer 2020 introducing new styles for women and for the first time ever, a selection of men’s pieces, including two unisex models. Designed to make the perfect companion for this year’s summer adventures, the first is the Pool Stud, its thick rubber soles and signature studs ideal for pool-side lounging. Back in the city, the Louis Jr low top sneaker keeps things chic with its pared back lines and sleek contours. Over on women’s, the Cheeky Point booty is sure to win hearts over with a mesh upper, patent toe cap and dainty bow, its ladylike appeal an elegant twist on the Nudes theme.      No collection would be complete without a range of bags for stashing those all-important essentials, and this year there’s something for everyone. Designed for both the masculine and the feminine wardrobe, you can always count on the Nude LoubiLab bag to provide style on-the-go with its signature studs and contrasting Louboutin red body strap. Broadening the offer further, three of the Maison’s most iconic women’s styles including the Elisa, have also been given the Nudes treatment.     Launching exclusively online worldwide from May 27th , the Nudes collection will be available on Christian Louboutin’s European and US online boutiques, as well as in the new boutique opening in mid-July in rue Saint-Honoré, in Paris. And believe us when we say, everyone will be welcome!

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