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LACOSTE presents the Autumn & Winter 2021-22 Collection
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LACOSTE presents the Autumn & Winter 2021-22 Collection

Fashion The unapologetic modernity of the Front de Seine in Paris’ 15th district provides a striking backdrop for the Lacoste Autumn Winter 2021-22 collection designed by Louise Trotter. Photographed by Sam Rock against its sweeping architectural landmarks – a clash of grids and curves, concrete, bricks, tiles and glass – the season’s playful exchange of graphic sport codes and remixed classics appears in sharp relief. The impetus of an active lifestyle and the blur of movement between home, work, and play forms the basis of an interchangeable system of novel designs, as garments respond to the times with elegance, humour, and ease.      With a swatch card of bright shades grounded in muted neutrals, the collection tricks the eye with blown-up and shrunken proportions, unexpected fabrications, and the emergence of comic Lacoste characters. Like a cartoon, the signature house crocodile is reborn larger than life, as archive claw patches and bold croc heads create a new iconography alongside flaming tennis balls, a ‘tennis net’ shadow check, and an L-shaped varsity logo.      Quintessentially sportif, the concept of the tracksuit and twinset are subverted in multiple ways for men and women, as trompe l’oeilshirting, cardigans and jogging pants are all cut in cotton piqué – the keystone material of the Lacoste polo shirt – to create subtly matching sportsensembles. Tailoring reflects the sartorial heritage of the house founder René Lacoste, as the smooth enveloping lines of peacoats, varsity jackets, overcoats and trenches are tweaked for today with knit collars, bonding for bounce, and light nylon quilting.     Evolving the upcycled design process of recent seasons, shell suits, puffer coats and quilted liners are reconstructed from a patchwork of vintage and deadstock Lacoste fabrics, creating new geometries in classic sport shapes. ‘Framis’ bonding, drawstrings and oversized rope toggles further the athletic and engineered feel of garments, as do neoprene crop tops and sculpted shorts for women. Crisp unisex chinos feature elastic Velcro cuffs, polychrome leggings in neoprene and patched knit zip high above the ankle, and speed stripes echo the racing aesthetic of checkerboard jacquard polos and trims. Worn with embossed moulded slides, 5-panel cotton piqué caps and oversized rucksacks, they complete the season’s exercise in dynamic sport style.  The unapologetic modernity of the Front de Seine in Paris’ 15th district provides a striking backdrop for the Lacoste Autumn Winter 2021-22 collection designed by Louise Trotter. Photographed by Sam Rock against its sweeping architectural landmarks – a clash of grids and curves, concrete, bricks, tiles and glass – the season’s playful exchange of graphic sport codes and remixed classics appears in sharp relief. The impetus of an active lifestyle and the blur of movement between home, work, and play forms the basis of an interchangeable system of novel designs, as garments respond to the times with elegance, humour, and ease.      With a swatch card of bright shades grounded in muted neutrals, the collection tricks the eye with blown-up and shrunken proportions, unexpected fabrications, and the emergence of comic Lacoste characters. Like a cartoon, the signature house crocodile is reborn larger than life, as archive claw patches and bold croc heads create a new iconography alongside flaming tennis balls, a ‘tennis net’ shadow check, and an L-shaped varsity logo.      Quintessentially sportif, the concept of the tracksuit and twinset are subverted in multiple ways for men and women, as trompe l’oeilshirting, cardigans and jogging pants are all cut in cotton piqué – the keystone material of the Lacoste polo shirt – to create subtly matching sportsensembles. Tailoring reflects the sartorial heritage of the house founder René Lacoste, as the smooth enveloping lines of peacoats, varsity jackets, overcoats and trenches are tweaked for today with knit collars, bonding for bounce, and light nylon quilting.     Evolving the upcycled design process of recent seasons, shell suits, puffer coats and quilted liners are reconstructed from a patchwork of vintage and deadstock Lacoste fabrics, creating new geometries in classic sport shapes. ‘Framis’ bonding, drawstrings and oversized rope toggles further the athletic and engineered feel of garments, as do neoprene crop tops and sculpted shorts for women. Crisp unisex chinos feature elastic Velcro cuffs, polychrome leggings in neoprene and patched knit zip high above the ankle, and speed stripes echo the racing aesthetic of checkerboard jacquard polos and trims. Worn with embossed moulded slides, 5-panel cotton piqué caps and oversized rucksacks, they complete the season’s exercise in dynamic sport style. 

Hunter Schafer stars in the new PRADA GALLERIA ad campaign
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Hunter Schafer stars in the new PRADA GALLERIA ad campaign

Fashion Fashion is about imagination – newly created, constantly augmented and painstakingly crafted every day by the industry, with care and love. Yet the magic of the fashion industry is easily overlooked, forgotten – familiarity allows complacency. A reminder of the purity of those dreams, of that magic, is the intention that guides this new Prada moving image campaign: a new character, Hunter Schafer, and a filmmaker, Xavier Dolan, are invited to examine the timeless Prada Galleria handbag with no preconceived expectations. From the outside, looking in, they capture the eternal dream of fashion a new.     Without preconceptions, complete freedom is afforded: Dolan was given the independence to create, to direct his personal vision of the universe of fashion, and the identity of the Prada Galleria. The campaign draws inspiration from a ceaseless fascination with the iconography ofour industry. Dolan’s cinematic short seems to explore different aspects of this dream: of filmmaking, and of fashion. Each is multi-faceted, many-angled - a reflection of the obsession of our age for shifting, endlessly, from idea to idea - from repose to dynamic action, simplicity to complexity. There is no singular narrative, rather a sequence of micro-narratives, like captured thoughts, loves, emotions or dreams, in constant dialogue with one another.     The heartbeat of those dreams is fashion, viewed from the outside. Embracing the codes and tropes inherent to the world of fashion, the film has a purity, a naivety, joy. They reflect universality: archetypes of fashion shoots, as envisaged by many, innocent and optimistic, idealized and idolized.     Schafer is our heroine - a romantic, a young girl imagining her place within her different fantasies. We leap from her bedroom, to imaginings of a fashion shoot, universal reflections of fashion as imagined in the popular consciousness, an escape from her reality. But that reality could itself be a dream: these scenes are contradictorily framed by the apparatus of filmmaking, contained within cinematic sets that evoke the dream factory of Hollywood, another source of endless enchantment, like the world of fashion she imagines.     A constant presence, Schafer’s fixation - her fantasy - is the Prada Galleria, a talisman of fashion. The bag is a classic, whose character is constantly reinvented, reimagined, reinvigorated, as diverse and multifaceted as a cinematic heroine. Change, contradiction, evolution - always and never the same. The Galleria bag here is reimagined in different contexts, differing locales and visions, jolting between imaginary scenes and scenarios, between multiple micro-narratives, like fragments of thoughts, hopes or wishes.     Both cinema and fashion transform fantasy to tangible reality: films bring fiction to life, givetheir directors’ hitherto imagined visions a physicality. We, as an audience, can share theirwildest desires - while actors like Schafer give credence to the make-believe, imbuing heroines with not only a literal presence but an honesty, a purity, a truth. A great actor can inhabit their role like a dress, and make it part of them. And likewise, fashion also creates actuality from inspiration - objects, precious and charged, which can then be owned. We can touch and feelfashion’s fantasies, see them and share them. They can become ours. A celebration of the joy of fashion, framed through the art of filmmaking - a dream, within a dream.   Credits: Talent: Hunter Schafer Director: Xavier Dolan Creative Director: Ferdinando Verderi Fashion is about imagination – newly created, constantly augmented and painstakingly crafted every day by the industry, with care and love. Yet the magic of the fashion industry is easily overlooked, forgotten – familiarity allows complacency. A reminder of the purity of those dreams, of that magic, is the intention that guides this new Prada moving image campaign: a new character, Hunter Schafer, and a filmmaker, Xavier Dolan, are invited to examine the timeless Prada Galleria handbag with no preconceived expectations. From the outside, looking in, they capture the eternal dream of fashion a new.     Without preconceptions, complete freedom is afforded: Dolan was given the independence to create, to direct his personal vision of the universe of fashion, and the identity of the Prada Galleria. The campaign draws inspiration from a ceaseless fascination with the iconography ofour industry. Dolan’s cinematic short seems to explore different aspects of this dream: of filmmaking, and of fashion. Each is multi-faceted, many-angled - a reflection of the obsession of our age for shifting, endlessly, from idea to idea - from repose to dynamic action, simplicity to complexity. There is no singular narrative, rather a sequence of micro-narratives, like captured thoughts, loves, emotions or dreams, in constant dialogue with one another.     The heartbeat of those dreams is fashion, viewed from the outside. Embracing the codes and tropes inherent to the world of fashion, the film has a purity, a naivety, joy. They reflect universality: archetypes of fashion shoots, as envisaged by many, innocent and optimistic, idealized and idolized.     Schafer is our heroine - a romantic, a young girl imagining her place within her different fantasies. We leap from her bedroom, to imaginings of a fashion shoot, universal reflections of fashion as imagined in the popular consciousness, an escape from her reality. But that reality could itself be a dream: these scenes are contradictorily framed by the apparatus of filmmaking, contained within cinematic sets that evoke the dream factory of Hollywood, another source of endless enchantment, like the world of fashion she imagines.     A constant presence, Schafer’s fixation - her fantasy - is the Prada Galleria, a talisman of fashion. The bag is a classic, whose character is constantly reinvented, reimagined, reinvigorated, as diverse and multifaceted as a cinematic heroine. Change, contradiction, evolution - always and never the same. The Galleria bag here is reimagined in different contexts, differing locales and visions, jolting between imaginary scenes and scenarios, between multiple micro-narratives, like fragments of thoughts, hopes or wishes.     Both cinema and fashion transform fantasy to tangible reality: films bring fiction to life, givetheir directors’ hitherto imagined visions a physicality. We, as an audience, can share theirwildest desires - while actors like Schafer give credence to the make-believe, imbuing heroines with not only a literal presence but an honesty, a purity, a truth. A great actor can inhabit their role like a dress, and make it part of them. And likewise, fashion also creates actuality from inspiration - objects, precious and charged, which can then be owned. We can touch and feelfashion’s fantasies, see them and share them. They can become ours. A celebration of the joy of fashion, framed through the art of filmmaking - a dream, within a dream.   Credits: Talent: Hunter Schafer Director: Xavier Dolan Creative Director: Ferdinando Verderi

SUN BUDDIES & CARHARTT WIP COLLABORATE
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SUN BUDDIES & CARHARTT WIP COLLABORATE

Accessories For Spring/Summer 2021, Carhartt WIP has once again collaborated with premium Swedish eyewear brand Sun Buddies. The collection reworks three of Sun Buddies’ signature unisex sunglasses in six different colors to create frames exclusive to Carhartt WIP.     Ranging from classic to experimental, the range includes Sun Buddies’ Shane silhouette – a classic square frame, executed in both black and translucent yellow. There’s also the angular Grace frame, also in black and a translucent blue. The collection is rounded off by two iterations of the brand’s Amy shape, offered in both black and blond tortoise. Each pair features subtle Carhartt WIP branding and is tted with optical class 1 lenses with 100% UV protection. The accompanying campaign for this collaboration was shot by photographer Peter Sutherland in New York City.     Sun Buddies for Carhartt WIP  launched on May 3rd, and will be available at select global retailers, select Carhartt WIP stores, and carhartt-wip.com. For Spring/Summer 2021, Carhartt WIP has once again collaborated with premium Swedish eyewear brand Sun Buddies. The collection reworks three of Sun Buddies’ signature unisex sunglasses in six different colors to create frames exclusive to Carhartt WIP.     Ranging from classic to experimental, the range includes Sun Buddies’ Shane silhouette – a classic square frame, executed in both black and translucent yellow. There’s also the angular Grace frame, also in black and a translucent blue. The collection is rounded off by two iterations of the brand’s Amy shape, offered in both black and blond tortoise. Each pair features subtle Carhartt WIP branding and is tted with optical class 1 lenses with 100% UV protection. The accompanying campaign for this collaboration was shot by photographer Peter Sutherland in New York City.     Sun Buddies for Carhartt WIP  launched on May 3rd, and will be available at select global retailers, select Carhartt WIP stores, and carhartt-wip.com.

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FENDI introduces the new Peekaboo ISeeU Small
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FENDI introduces the new Peekaboo ISeeU Small

Accessories The Maison’s Peekaboo family welcomes the new ISeeU Small, following the launch of the ISeeU Medium last year, the FENDI ultimate Icon debuts in a smaller size with a powerful attitude and proportions.     The Peekaboo ISeeU Small is available in beautiful timeless colours, honouring FENDI’s savoir-faire of sophisticated smooth leather and Selleria.     Explore more on: https://www.fendi.com/nl/ The Maison’s Peekaboo family welcomes the new ISeeU Small, following the launch of the ISeeU Medium last year, the FENDI ultimate Icon debuts in a smaller size with a powerful attitude and proportions.     The Peekaboo ISeeU Small is available in beautiful timeless colours, honouring FENDI’s savoir-faire of sophisticated smooth leather and Selleria.     Explore more on: https://www.fendi.com/nl/

Acne Studios presents the Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection
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Acne Studios presents the Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection

Fashion Exploring the 'chosen family’, the Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection transcends tradition by embracing kinship — through common values, interests and creativity. Shot by photographer Roe Ethridge, the images spotlight this concept by featuring French bands Nyokô Bokbaë and Faire, as well as a group of environmentalists and a trio of artists who are best friends. The playful and unisex garments, shoes and accessories have touches of vintage sportswear, 00s streetwear and worn-out workwear throughout. Over two drops, the iconic Face motif patch features in different guises in distinct ‘stories’, or families.     Drop 1 – “Basketball” & “Dazzle”, 6 May Featuring: French band Faire and artist trio Meme, Nini and Tavi   The first drop revolves around “Basketball” with a puffed basketball or contrast stitch Face motif patch. Soft, woven bleached checks, multicolour mesh, striped ribbing and jersey in powder pink, navy, yellow, purple, grey melange and bottle green take the form of a flannel coach jacket, shirt and shorts, marl sweatpants, hoodies and t-shirts, plus sport jersey-inspired tops and flannel-printed sneakers, bucket hat and tote bag. Also, within this drop is “Dazzle”, with rhinestone-embellished Face motif patches, embroidered patches and ultrasonic Face quilting. Shiny satin, jersey, fleece and blown-up diamond prints in subtle cream, beige, black and browns punctuated by jade green make the most of an updated varsity jacket, overshirt, sweatshirts, t- shirts, bucket hat and tote bag.     Drop 2 – “Bizzarro World Tour” & “Pop”, 8 July Featuring: French band Nyokô Bokbaë and environmentalists Jane, Lea and Polyka   The second drop sees “Bizzarro World Tour” with a stencil-sprayed or washed leather Face motif patch. Stonewashed cotton, metallic rivets, intarsia lambswool knits, crisp poplin and twisted logo spellings in faded peach, bright blue, mandarin orange, beige and black are made into workwear jackets, trousers and shorts, short-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts and t-shirts, plus ballcaps, beanies, headbands, duffel bags and socks. The drop then phases into “Pop”, with its vibrant yellow and black Face motif patch, embroidered patches and intarsia knit logo.     Sustainability   Following Acne Studios’ ambition to incrementally use a higher share of preferred materials in its collections, 90% of Face collection FW21 is sustainably sourced. For example, all jersey and fleece cotton is organically grown, all knitwear is certified according to Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) and all bags are made of recycled polyester.      The first drop of the FW21 Face collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 6 May, and the second drop from 8 July. Exploring the 'chosen family’, the Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection transcends tradition by embracing kinship — through common values, interests and creativity. Shot by photographer Roe Ethridge, the images spotlight this concept by featuring French bands Nyokô Bokbaë and Faire, as well as a group of environmentalists and a trio of artists who are best friends. The playful and unisex garments, shoes and accessories have touches of vintage sportswear, 00s streetwear and worn-out workwear throughout. Over two drops, the iconic Face motif patch features in different guises in distinct ‘stories’, or families.     Drop 1 – “Basketball” & “Dazzle”, 6 May Featuring: French band Faire and artist trio Meme, Nini and Tavi   The first drop revolves around “Basketball” with a puffed basketball or contrast stitch Face motif patch. Soft, woven bleached checks, multicolour mesh, striped ribbing and jersey in powder pink, navy, yellow, purple, grey melange and bottle green take the form of a flannel coach jacket, shirt and shorts, marl sweatpants, hoodies and t-shirts, plus sport jersey-inspired tops and flannel-printed sneakers, bucket hat and tote bag. Also, within this drop is “Dazzle”, with rhinestone-embellished Face motif patches, embroidered patches and ultrasonic Face quilting. Shiny satin, jersey, fleece and blown-up diamond prints in subtle cream, beige, black and browns punctuated by jade green make the most of an updated varsity jacket, overshirt, sweatshirts, t- shirts, bucket hat and tote bag.     Drop 2 – “Bizzarro World Tour” & “Pop”, 8 July Featuring: French band Nyokô Bokbaë and environmentalists Jane, Lea and Polyka   The second drop sees “Bizzarro World Tour” with a stencil-sprayed or washed leather Face motif patch. Stonewashed cotton, metallic rivets, intarsia lambswool knits, crisp poplin and twisted logo spellings in faded peach, bright blue, mandarin orange, beige and black are made into workwear jackets, trousers and shorts, short-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts and t-shirts, plus ballcaps, beanies, headbands, duffel bags and socks. The drop then phases into “Pop”, with its vibrant yellow and black Face motif patch, embroidered patches and intarsia knit logo.     Sustainability   Following Acne Studios’ ambition to incrementally use a higher share of preferred materials in its collections, 90% of Face collection FW21 is sustainably sourced. For example, all jersey and fleece cotton is organically grown, all knitwear is certified according to Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) and all bags are made of recycled polyester.      The first drop of the FW21 Face collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 6 May, and the second drop from 8 July.

CHANEL presents the new beautiful Cruise 2021/22 collection
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CHANEL presents the new beautiful Cruise 2021/22 collection

Fashion   It was under the sign of Jean Cocteau that Virginie Viard began to think about the CHANEL Cruise 2021/22 collection: "Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau, and I love the film Testament of Orpheus. In particular this magnificent scene: a man with a black horse's head descends into the Carrières de Lumières, his silhouette cut out against the very white walls". Destination: the Carrières de Lumières, in Les Baux-de-Provence, for a highly graphic show, "because the simplicity, the precision and the poetry of Cocteau's film made me want to create a very clean collection, with a very distinct two-tone, made up of bright white and deep black". Nothing better to capture and reflect the light, so loved by Cocteau and Chanel, than these contrasts between the radiant whiteness of a long shirt-dress and black macramé capes, between a white tweed jacket embroidered with lucky charms and a black dress in velvet and leather. "Echoing the extreme modernity of Cocteau's film, I wanted something quite rock. Lots of fringes, in leather, beads and sequins, t-shirts bearing the face of the model Lola Nicon like a rock star, worn with tweed suits trimmed with wide braids, and pointed silver Mary-Janes. A look that recalls as much the modernity of the sixties as that of punk...". It was in Gabrielle Chanel's recently restored apartment at 31 rue Cambon that Inez & Vinoodh photographed six outfits for the press kit. "Because it was there that Gabrielle Chanel housed her favourite bestiary, her lions, female sphinxes, but also deer, which are printed, along with other symbols of the House, on a long negligee-style dress in pink-beige and black crêpe. It was also in this apartment that she received her close friends, including Jean Cocteau," concludes Virginie Viard. "Ultimately, through her friendships, it is Chanel, the woman, that I love more and more: her life gives us access to characters just as extraordinary as herself.”    #CHANELCruise   It was under the sign of Jean Cocteau that Virginie Viard began to think about the CHANEL Cruise 2021/22 collection: "Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau, and I love the film Testament of Orpheus. In particular this magnificent scene: a man with a black horse's head descends into the Carrières de Lumières, his silhouette cut out against the very white walls". Destination: the Carrières de Lumières, in Les Baux-de-Provence, for a highly graphic show, "because the simplicity, the precision and the poetry of Cocteau's film made me want to create a very clean collection, with a very distinct two-tone, made up of bright white and deep black". Nothing better to capture and reflect the light, so loved by Cocteau and Chanel, than these contrasts between the radiant whiteness of a long shirt-dress and black macramé capes, between a white tweed jacket embroidered with lucky charms and a black dress in velvet and leather. "Echoing the extreme modernity of Cocteau's film, I wanted something quite rock. Lots of fringes, in leather, beads and sequins, t-shirts bearing the face of the model Lola Nicon like a rock star, worn with tweed suits trimmed with wide braids, and pointed silver Mary-Janes. A look that recalls as much the modernity of the sixties as that of punk...". It was in Gabrielle Chanel's recently restored apartment at 31 rue Cambon that Inez & Vinoodh photographed six outfits for the press kit. "Because it was there that Gabrielle Chanel housed her favourite bestiary, her lions, female sphinxes, but also deer, which are printed, along with other symbols of the House, on a long negligee-style dress in pink-beige and black crêpe. It was also in this apartment that she received her close friends, including Jean Cocteau," concludes Virginie Viard. "Ultimately, through her friendships, it is Chanel, the woman, that I love more and more: her life gives us access to characters just as extraordinary as herself.”    #CHANELCruise

Check out the new ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration
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Check out the new ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration

Accessories For the final drop of the 2021 ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration, the renowned sports brand and iconic British brand saved the best until last with the launch of the exclusive ASICS x VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE sneakers.     The ASICS X Vivienne Westwood GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE have been designed with the seminal Westwood DIY aesthetic- playing with deconstruction – and decoding the sneakers raw construction. Each element of the sneaker reveals the next, purposefully contrasted in monochrome or earth tones with vibrant underlays.    Inspired by the technical form of the sneaker, Westwood’s Creative Director, Andreas Kronthaler, wanted the design to showcase the specialised framework of the upper-shoe, celebrating the craftwork behind the design. The GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE’s upper fabric consists of ripstop fabric, traditionally used by the military for its incredible strength and durability – the utilitarian fabric gives a raw textural quality to the structural design of the sneaker.     Although not a running shoe, the midsole and outsole of the GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE keeps the same technologies found in the GEL-KAYANO™ 27, with advanced materials and construction such as GEL™ technology cushioning and DYNAMIC DUOMAX™ technology, which all function together as part of ASICS’ I.G.S™ (Impact Guidance System) .  This comprehensive design philosophy of ASICS proprietary technologies meets the biomechanical needs of various sports and provides a fluid ride and efficient and natural performance.     Time-honoured and distinctive, both ASICS and Vivienne Westwood are brands that draw strength from long- lasting quality of design and materials, using advanced technology and innovation within their work. It’s the sharing of these design philosophies which formed the inspiration for this on-going design collaboration.     The limited model ASICS X VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE are available in 2 colour ways – lichen green/ ox brown and white/ lichen rock and will be available from limited global ASICS & Vivienne Westwood stores and online from 1st May 2021 priced at $240/ RMB1690/ £220/ €240. For the final drop of the 2021 ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration, the renowned sports brand and iconic British brand saved the best until last with the launch of the exclusive ASICS x VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE sneakers.     The ASICS X Vivienne Westwood GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE have been designed with the seminal Westwood DIY aesthetic- playing with deconstruction – and decoding the sneakers raw construction. Each element of the sneaker reveals the next, purposefully contrasted in monochrome or earth tones with vibrant underlays.    Inspired by the technical form of the sneaker, Westwood’s Creative Director, Andreas Kronthaler, wanted the design to showcase the specialised framework of the upper-shoe, celebrating the craftwork behind the design. The GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE’s upper fabric consists of ripstop fabric, traditionally used by the military for its incredible strength and durability – the utilitarian fabric gives a raw textural quality to the structural design of the sneaker.     Although not a running shoe, the midsole and outsole of the GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE keeps the same technologies found in the GEL-KAYANO™ 27, with advanced materials and construction such as GEL™ technology cushioning and DYNAMIC DUOMAX™ technology, which all function together as part of ASICS’ I.G.S™ (Impact Guidance System) .  This comprehensive design philosophy of ASICS proprietary technologies meets the biomechanical needs of various sports and provides a fluid ride and efficient and natural performance.     Time-honoured and distinctive, both ASICS and Vivienne Westwood are brands that draw strength from long- lasting quality of design and materials, using advanced technology and innovation within their work. It’s the sharing of these design philosophies which formed the inspiration for this on-going design collaboration.     The limited model ASICS X VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE are available in 2 colour ways – lichen green/ ox brown and white/ lichen rock and will be available from limited global ASICS & Vivienne Westwood stores and online from 1st May 2021 priced at $240/ RMB1690/ £220/ €240.

DIOR PRESENTS THE NEW CAMPAIGN FOR FALL 2021
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DIOR PRESENTS THE NEW CAMPAIGN FOR FALL 2021

Fashion Brimming with Pop energy, the Fall 2021 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri is revealed in ultra-colorful images by photographer Brigitte Niedermair.     Reflecting new self-affirmation, the campaign features pieces in acid brights that combine plays of transparency and silvery effects. A reinterpretation of an emblematic House code, the Mizza leopard print punctuates numerous looks as well as the iconic Lady D-Lite and Dior Book Tote bags, while the Dior Caro now appears in a leather version with an intense black finish. These irresistible creations contrast with vivid hues – in yellow, green or pink – that illuminate the shots, symbolizing reinvented vitality. Images are imbued with radiant optimism – an ode to joy.   Brimming with Pop energy, the Fall 2021 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri is revealed in ultra-colorful images by photographer Brigitte Niedermair.     Reflecting new self-affirmation, the campaign features pieces in acid brights that combine plays of transparency and silvery effects. A reinterpretation of an emblematic House code, the Mizza leopard print punctuates numerous looks as well as the iconic Lady D-Lite and Dior Book Tote bags, while the Dior Caro now appears in a leather version with an intense black finish. These irresistible creations contrast with vivid hues – in yellow, green or pink – that illuminate the shots, symbolizing reinvented vitality. Images are imbued with radiant optimism – an ode to joy.  

GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE NEW SIGNATURE 4G BAG
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GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE NEW SIGNATURE 4G BAG

Accessories Givenchy presents its new essential handbag by Creative Director Matthew M. Williams: the 4G.     With its architectural lines and a distinctive attitude, the 4G immediately caught attention when it debuted in the Pre-Fall 2021 collection. A fresh take on an already-iconic emblem, it preserves the perfect symmetry prized by Hubert de Givenchy while reflecting the cosmopolitan air and clean, crisp aesthetics Matthew M. Williams has established for the House. It is both modern and timeless, the ideal signature for any silhouette, by day or by night.     At first glance, the 4G stands out for its pure leatherworking savoir-faire. To achieve a sleek, graphic update on the classic rectangular handbag, Matthew M. Williams worked closely with Givenchy’sexpert craftsmen to select the finest, full-grain box calfskins. Reflecting his love of industrial hardware, clasps are meticulously worked using a highly technical process and a precise alchemy of noble metals: even the crisp sound of its magnetic fastening sets the 4G apart, while nodding to the utilitarian yet luxurious 4G padlocks in the Creative Director’s debut Spring-Summer 2021 collection for Givenchy.     Both 4G styles - a flap bag and a chain bag - blend uncompromising luxury with perfect versatility, moving seamlessly from clutch to shoulder or crossbody styles of wear. The 4G flap bag comes with an elegant, removable strap that may be adjusted thanks to discreet metal brackets. The 4G chain bag features the House’s new, custom-made G-link chain in glamorous silver- or gold-finished metal, which glides through metal hoops to adapt as desired.     The interior of each 4G bag is as beautiful as it is functional. The small 4G flap bag features a main compartment for the essentials, with a flat pocket for storing important cards. Inside the medium 4G flap bag are two flat pockets and one card pocket for ease of use.   The 4G chain bags open to reveal a compartment with six card slots and one flat pocket for the small version, or a roomy interior with a single flat pocket for the medium version. A stylish and practical shoulder piece in leather keeps it anchored in place.   The 4G is available in an array of colors, from neutral black, ivory, or cappuccino beige to seasonal shades of avocado green, baby pink, red and dark khaki. Special finishes include an all-over 4G monogram achieved through high-frequency debossing on leather for a three-dimensional effect (in ivory, pink or black). Patent leather versions, in black or sky blue, have a crinkled finish. A 4G in snake- printed lambskin creates a highly realistic impression of exotic leather; a version in dark emerald green python with gold hardware is also available.     The Givenchy 4G handbag by Matthew M. Williams will debut in-store on May 1st, 2021.     Prices: 4G flap crossbody from 1,290€ (small) to 1,490€ (medium); 4G chain bag from 1,390€ (small) to 1,690€ (medium); exotic 4G in python, 3,190€.   https://www.givenchy.com/nl/en/homepage     Givenchy presents its new essential handbag by Creative Director Matthew M. Williams: the 4G.     With its architectural lines and a distinctive attitude, the 4G immediately caught attention when it debuted in the Pre-Fall 2021 collection. A fresh take on an already-iconic emblem, it preserves the perfect symmetry prized by Hubert de Givenchy while reflecting the cosmopolitan air and clean, crisp aesthetics Matthew M. Williams has established for the House. It is both modern and timeless, the ideal signature for any silhouette, by day or by night.     At first glance, the 4G stands out for its pure leatherworking savoir-faire. To achieve a sleek, graphic update on the classic rectangular handbag, Matthew M. Williams worked closely with Givenchy’sexpert craftsmen to select the finest, full-grain box calfskins. Reflecting his love of industrial hardware, clasps are meticulously worked using a highly technical process and a precise alchemy of noble metals: even the crisp sound of its magnetic fastening sets the 4G apart, while nodding to the utilitarian yet luxurious 4G padlocks in the Creative Director’s debut Spring-Summer 2021 collection for Givenchy.     Both 4G styles - a flap bag and a chain bag - blend uncompromising luxury with perfect versatility, moving seamlessly from clutch to shoulder or crossbody styles of wear. The 4G flap bag comes with an elegant, removable strap that may be adjusted thanks to discreet metal brackets. The 4G chain bag features the House’s new, custom-made G-link chain in glamorous silver- or gold-finished metal, which glides through metal hoops to adapt as desired.     The interior of each 4G bag is as beautiful as it is functional. The small 4G flap bag features a main compartment for the essentials, with a flat pocket for storing important cards. Inside the medium 4G flap bag are two flat pockets and one card pocket for ease of use.   The 4G chain bags open to reveal a compartment with six card slots and one flat pocket for the small version, or a roomy interior with a single flat pocket for the medium version. A stylish and practical shoulder piece in leather keeps it anchored in place.   The 4G is available in an array of colors, from neutral black, ivory, or cappuccino beige to seasonal shades of avocado green, baby pink, red and dark khaki. Special finishes include an all-over 4G monogram achieved through high-frequency debossing on leather for a three-dimensional effect (in ivory, pink or black). Patent leather versions, in black or sky blue, have a crinkled finish. A 4G in snake- printed lambskin creates a highly realistic impression of exotic leather; a version in dark emerald green python with gold hardware is also available.     The Givenchy 4G handbag by Matthew M. Williams will debut in-store on May 1st, 2021.     Prices: 4G flap crossbody from 1,290€ (small) to 1,490€ (medium); 4G chain bag from 1,390€ (small) to 1,690€ (medium); exotic 4G in python, 3,190€.   https://www.givenchy.com/nl/en/homepage    

Saint Laurent opens its first flagship store in Seoul
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Saint Laurent opens its first flagship store in Seoul

Fashion Located in the heart of the city’s shopping area, Gangnam-Gu, Cheongdam District, the new store offers a complete vision of the brand and an original shopping experience that reflects Saint Laurent’s heritage and identity. The store is comprised of two floors and features an exterior façade on the main and luxurious street of the city.     The space embodies the Saint Laurent store concept with floors and walls in white statuario marble, structures in nickel- plated brass and extra clear glass, clear glass and concrete display counters and suspended hanging rails which reflect the minimalist and timeless sophistication of the Art Deco style. A selection of vintage furniture will also complete the space.     The Seoul Flagship boutique offers a wide selection of products from all categories including ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, sunglasses and jewelry for women and men collections.     For this occasion, Saint Laurent and Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello invited the South Korean artist Jung Lee, best known for her photographs of text-based light installations, to collaborate. A light installation with the message from the Women’s Summer 21 collection ‘I wish you were here’ will be exhibited in store.     The store is located at 436 Apgujeong-Ro Gangnam-Gu, Seoul Located in the heart of the city’s shopping area, Gangnam-Gu, Cheongdam District, the new store offers a complete vision of the brand and an original shopping experience that reflects Saint Laurent’s heritage and identity. The store is comprised of two floors and features an exterior façade on the main and luxurious street of the city.     The space embodies the Saint Laurent store concept with floors and walls in white statuario marble, structures in nickel- plated brass and extra clear glass, clear glass and concrete display counters and suspended hanging rails which reflect the minimalist and timeless sophistication of the Art Deco style. A selection of vintage furniture will also complete the space.     The Seoul Flagship boutique offers a wide selection of products from all categories including ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, sunglasses and jewelry for women and men collections.     For this occasion, Saint Laurent and Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello invited the South Korean artist Jung Lee, best known for her photographs of text-based light installations, to collaborate. A light installation with the message from the Women’s Summer 21 collection ‘I wish you were here’ will be exhibited in store.     The store is located at 436 Apgujeong-Ro Gangnam-Gu, Seoul

Vault by Vans and Wacko Maria Are Back with Apparel for Part Two of Spring Collaboration
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Vault by Vans and Wacko Maria Are Back with Apparel for Part Two of Spring Collaboration

Accessories Vault by Vans is proud to announce part two of the spring collaboration with Wacko Maria, a Japanese brand known for its high-quality materials and artistic drive established in 2005 by Atsuhiko Mori.     Founded in Tokyo with the philosophy “music is the trigger of imaginations”, Wacko Maria draws additional inspiration from film and art. Their collections are known for originality with a focus on craft and detail. Mori’s first business venture was a bar called Rock Steady and his love for music remains at the core of the Wacko Maria brand today.     This spring, Vault by Vans and Wacko Maria partnered to introduce two special product drops, one in March and the second in May. As we celebrate the second drop, the brand brings its unique aesthetic to Vans’ iconic footwear silhouette the Classic Slip-On, as well as apparel. The camp collar rayon shirt has served as a canvas for some of Wacko Maria’s most storied creations throughout the years. Staying true to both brands attention to detail and craftmanship, the second drop features a woven short sleeve shirt made in Japan, available in three colors, paying tribute to vinyl culture. In addition, the OG Slip-On LX will be available in corresponding white, brown and purple colorways featuring a vinyl graphic in black and white. Wacko Maria expresses itself through patterns and traditional Japanese- inspired graphics, while encompassing vinyl culture, film and art.     Accompanying part two of the collaboration, is a film that captures the energy and essence of Wacko Maria. Directed by Margt, and starring Kunichi Nomura, the film follows Kunichi through the daily activities of the Guilty Party lifestyle.     The second drop of the Vault by Vans x Wacko Maria collection will be available globally at select Vault by Vans retailers beginning May 15, 2021. For more information, please visit: Vans.eu/WackoMaria. Vault by Vans is proud to announce part two of the spring collaboration with Wacko Maria, a Japanese brand known for its high-quality materials and artistic drive established in 2005 by Atsuhiko Mori.     Founded in Tokyo with the philosophy “music is the trigger of imaginations”, Wacko Maria draws additional inspiration from film and art. Their collections are known for originality with a focus on craft and detail. Mori’s first business venture was a bar called Rock Steady and his love for music remains at the core of the Wacko Maria brand today.     This spring, Vault by Vans and Wacko Maria partnered to introduce two special product drops, one in March and the second in May. As we celebrate the second drop, the brand brings its unique aesthetic to Vans’ iconic footwear silhouette the Classic Slip-On, as well as apparel. The camp collar rayon shirt has served as a canvas for some of Wacko Maria’s most storied creations throughout the years. Staying true to both brands attention to detail and craftmanship, the second drop features a woven short sleeve shirt made in Japan, available in three colors, paying tribute to vinyl culture. In addition, the OG Slip-On LX will be available in corresponding white, brown and purple colorways featuring a vinyl graphic in black and white. Wacko Maria expresses itself through patterns and traditional Japanese- inspired graphics, while encompassing vinyl culture, film and art.     Accompanying part two of the collaboration, is a film that captures the energy and essence of Wacko Maria. Directed by Margt, and starring Kunichi Nomura, the film follows Kunichi through the daily activities of the Guilty Party lifestyle.     The second drop of the Vault by Vans x Wacko Maria collection will be available globally at select Vault by Vans retailers beginning May 15, 2021. For more information, please visit: Vans.eu/WackoMaria.

SAINT LAURENT PRESENTS THE WINTER 2021 COLLECTION
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SAINT LAURENT PRESENTS THE WINTER 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion Standing against the hostile nature ground, Anthony Vaccarello’s Winter 21 collection shakes up Saint Laurent’s bourgeois codes. Hanging in the balance between right and wrong, the ephemeral takes over. Colors clash against the black scene, exactly where the clothes were imagined. Unshapely metal bodies come together with sixties tweed suits and fur hems, claiming their effortless nature. Glitzy imperfections taken from the classic wardrobe of nineties cult-musician Peaches, blur the line between cheesy and luxurious.     Sharp metallic jersey bodysuits echo the gleaming cascades of fantasy jewelry, disguised as precious. The irrepressible lightness of the collection mocks its serious ambitions, reversing preconceptions. The unnecessary is a featured performer, becoming necessary to revive the past.     “Serious matters push you to take other things less seriously, finding the balance while staying on the edge is a sophisticated aptitude.” Anthony Vaccarello     Credits : Video @ncanguilhem Soundtrack @sebastian_edbgr “ Sarajevo”(Richter) © Beepop Music represented by Concord Music Publishing France Taken from the Max Richter album “Memoryhouse” (P) 2002 BBC #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent #NathalieCanguilhem @anthonyvaccarello Standing against the hostile nature ground, Anthony Vaccarello’s Winter 21 collection shakes up Saint Laurent’s bourgeois codes. Hanging in the balance between right and wrong, the ephemeral takes over. Colors clash against the black scene, exactly where the clothes were imagined. Unshapely metal bodies come together with sixties tweed suits and fur hems, claiming their effortless nature. Glitzy imperfections taken from the classic wardrobe of nineties cult-musician Peaches, blur the line between cheesy and luxurious.     Sharp metallic jersey bodysuits echo the gleaming cascades of fantasy jewelry, disguised as precious. The irrepressible lightness of the collection mocks its serious ambitions, reversing preconceptions. The unnecessary is a featured performer, becoming necessary to revive the past.     “Serious matters push you to take other things less seriously, finding the balance while staying on the edge is a sophisticated aptitude.” Anthony Vaccarello     Credits : Video @ncanguilhem Soundtrack @sebastian_edbgr “ Sarajevo”(Richter) © Beepop Music represented by Concord Music Publishing France Taken from the Max Richter album “Memoryhouse” (P) 2002 BBC #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent #NathalieCanguilhem @anthonyvaccarello

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