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STEP INTO LOUBIFUTURE TO DISCOVER CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2022 MEN’S COLLECTION IN AUGMENTED REALITY
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STEP INTO LOUBIFUTURE TO DISCOVER CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2022 MEN’S COLLECTION IN AUGMENTED REALITY

Accessories To unveil his Spring-Summer 2022 men’s collection, Christian Louboutin pursues his exploration of new digital territories with LoubiFuture. Following his avatars’ adventures on the animated gaming app Zepeto and the 3D interactive experience of LoubiAirways, LoubiFuture mixes augmented and extended realities to create a unique and immersive experience, wrapped in a colourful retro-futuristic aesthetic.     Featuring French singer Julien Granel - renowned for his vivid, pop universe - the rst part of this animation uses extended reality to take you through a vibrant odyssey across many worlds. Supported by an original music track entitled Mirage, the video invites you to follow Julien in a Vaporwaved 80’s dream, leading you from neon skycrapers LoubiTown to a sunset on the beach, to The Grand Finale atop a tower in a jungle populated by a surreal tropical wildlife.     This epic journey leads into a double showroom where displayed styles from the new collection are available to view in augmented reality. The rst room celebrates this season’s new sneaker: The Arpoador, a tribute to Christian Louboutin’s love for Brazil, named after the rocky junction that lies between Ipanema and Copacabana. These all-terrain sneakers are inspired by Brazilian modernist architecture and its love for curves are embodied in the sneaker’s exibility and versatility. Modelled and inserted in a Vaporwave setting, the 5 colourways deconstruct and reconstruct themselves in a very casual way.     A smoky tunnel leads to the second room, the Argosphere, imagined as a constantly moving optical- ber space featuring the second key line of the collection: the Our Georges. Designed in black calf leather or silver antispecchio, the three Our Georges styles are the perfect mix between style and purpose thanks to the oversized, yet light lug sole with an exaggerated signature welt and red insert at the back.     Leathergoods are showcased with three new seasonal additions: the BackParis backpack, the LoubiTown pouch and the Ruistote bag.     All styles are experienceable in real life with augmented reality through a QR Code to scan. The style is immediately modelized in the environment surrounding you and can be explored through all angles with a very precise sense of details dear to the designer.     Tomorrow is sooner than you think...   To unveil his Spring-Summer 2022 men’s collection, Christian Louboutin pursues his exploration of new digital territories with LoubiFuture. Following his avatars’ adventures on the animated gaming app Zepeto and the 3D interactive experience of LoubiAirways, LoubiFuture mixes augmented and extended realities to create a unique and immersive experience, wrapped in a colourful retro-futuristic aesthetic.     Featuring French singer Julien Granel - renowned for his vivid, pop universe - the rst part of this animation uses extended reality to take you through a vibrant odyssey across many worlds. Supported by an original music track entitled Mirage, the video invites you to follow Julien in a Vaporwaved 80’s dream, leading you from neon skycrapers LoubiTown to a sunset on the beach, to The Grand Finale atop a tower in a jungle populated by a surreal tropical wildlife.     This epic journey leads into a double showroom where displayed styles from the new collection are available to view in augmented reality. The rst room celebrates this season’s new sneaker: The Arpoador, a tribute to Christian Louboutin’s love for Brazil, named after the rocky junction that lies between Ipanema and Copacabana. These all-terrain sneakers are inspired by Brazilian modernist architecture and its love for curves are embodied in the sneaker’s exibility and versatility. Modelled and inserted in a Vaporwave setting, the 5 colourways deconstruct and reconstruct themselves in a very casual way.     A smoky tunnel leads to the second room, the Argosphere, imagined as a constantly moving optical- ber space featuring the second key line of the collection: the Our Georges. Designed in black calf leather or silver antispecchio, the three Our Georges styles are the perfect mix between style and purpose thanks to the oversized, yet light lug sole with an exaggerated signature welt and red insert at the back.     Leathergoods are showcased with three new seasonal additions: the BackParis backpack, the LoubiTown pouch and the Ruistote bag.     All styles are experienceable in real life with augmented reality through a QR Code to scan. The style is immediately modelized in the environment surrounding you and can be explored through all angles with a very precise sense of details dear to the designer.     Tomorrow is sooner than you think...  

In conversation with Dieudonnee
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In conversation with Dieudonnee

Fashion As part of our collaboration with Zalando #ActivistsofOptimism we had a pleasure to work with and speak with Dieudonnee.        Can you please introduce yourself to the readers a little bit.   My Name is Dieudonnée. I'm 25 years old. I am an all around creative, I do design, I model and I do content creation.      What kind of content creation are you most excited to do nowadays?    I think there’s two main party that I really like to do. One is fashion I really like clothing, streetwear and outerwear especially. And the other side is body positivity. As a curvy model there’s a lot of things that come to my attention in my life when it comes to body positivity and confidence. So I’m happy to share that with my people.      What does optimism mean to you?    For me if means finding that silver lining in every situation that happens and I think it's impossible for a person to be 100% optimistic at all times but I think if you learn how to switch negative aspects and turn them into something good and just accepting the fact that something doesn't go as planned for example then you can live a very optimistic life which can help you feel better.     What does freedom mean to you?    I think all of us have kind of experienced how it feels to not be free and to realize actually how free we are in our lives due to the pandemic and the lockdowns. So for me freedom is actually the most important thing in life. I think that’s what everyone strives for. In the end we work and follow our passions but eventually we want to work to a life where we can do what we want to do.    And also it’s a piece of optimism that we can twist into that as well because while realizing that our freedom was taking to a certain extend it also gives as a silver lining of how free we are actually in this country.      When do you feel the most free? What makes you feel free?    I think when I’m surrounded by people that one hundred percent understand me and people that make me feel confident to be myself. That’s when I feel the most free. Also when I travel I feel very free because I feel like nobody knows me in other countries so I can do whatever I want.      What keeps you happy and positive nowadays?    I think sometimes it’s very hard for me to find positivity especially when you don’t know where the situation is going but for me my positivity mostly comes from the weather. It seems to be a small thing from outside but for me personally when the sun is shining and the weather is good it gives me so much more freedom to go where I want to go and just to be outside and be in nature. And that really makes me feel more positive as well. Also what really helps me is routine as well. I notice it when I have a routine and I go to the gym 2 or 3 days a week even though it’s just Yoga or whatever. And I get up every morning at the same time and have my hot water with lemon. It gives me this state of piece where I can always fall back to.    It’s just less stressful and makes you feel calm.      What are you looking forward to in the near future? What excites you about future?    When I’m talking about personal aspects I’m excited about my personal development and the things I want to do. I just started my own clothing brand so I’m excited to see where that’s going and also to see where it’s going with modeling.     What kind of clothing?    We make streetwear based on the female silhouettes.      Does that connect to body positivity?    Yes it does. Because I’m a big fan of streetwear and I wear a lot of Men’s clothing but I feel like every brand that I wear doesn’t necessarily fit my body type so I always have to get it adjusted. When you have a smaller waist and bigger hips, most of the pants already don’t fit. And I noticed that a lot of brands are marketed as unisex but their clothing is not based on the female body. So I just wanted it to do the other way round.      What do you daydream about?    I am the biggest dreamer ever. I daydream all the time, I always zone out. I don’t know it’s a hard question because I do it all the time. I don’t know if you believe in astrology but I’m a cancer and cancers are people that make up scenarios in their head all the time. Usually when I daydream I’m just picturing the perfect scenario of something and then hoping it will happen one day.      Team: Videography & Fashion: GINO GURRIERI @ginogurrieri  Photography: HANS VAN BRAKEL @hansvanbrakelstudio Make Up & Hair: WOUT PHILIPPO  Casting TIMOTEJ LETONJA @timiletonja Production: MAGDALENA ROE @magdalenaroe  Video Assistant: JELLE VAN BRAKEL @jelle.vbr Photography Assistant: SANDER VAN BRAKEL @sandervbrakel Fashion Assistant: MICHAEL GEERTZEN @michael_geertzen Make Up & Hair Assistant: LONA CERUTTI @lonamakeupartist Words and Voiceover: CHELSEABOY @xochelseaboy  Music: ‚Also Sprach Zarathustra, op.30’ RICHARD STRAUSS TALENTS: CHELSEABOY @xochelseaboy , MAGDALENA ROE @magdalenaroe, TIMOTEJ LETONJ @timiletonja, DIEUDONNÉE @dieudonnee via PLACE MODELS @placemodels, SANDER VAN BRAKEL @sandervbrakel, JELLE VAN BRAKEL @jelle.vbr, MICHAEL GEERTZEN @michael_geertzen, LAURENS @therealfishtank via THE MOVEMENT MODELS @themovementmodels  Photography & production assistant @daniel.sars      All clothing available on Zalando. https://www.zalando.nl   As part of our collaboration with Zalando #ActivistsofOptimism we had a pleasure to work with and speak with Dieudonnee.        Can you please introduce yourself to the readers a little bit.   My Name is Dieudonnée. I'm 25 years old. I am an all around creative, I do design, I model and I do content creation.      What kind of content creation are you most excited to do nowadays?    I think there’s two main party that I really like to do. One is fashion I really like clothing, streetwear and outerwear especially. And the other side is body positivity. As a curvy model there’s a lot of things that come to my attention in my life when it comes to body positivity and confidence. So I’m happy to share that with my people.      What does optimism mean to you?    For me if means finding that silver lining in every situation that happens and I think it's impossible for a person to be 100% optimistic at all times but I think if you learn how to switch negative aspects and turn them into something good and just accepting the fact that something doesn't go as planned for example then you can live a very optimistic life which can help you feel better.     What does freedom mean to you?    I think all of us have kind of experienced how it feels to not be free and to realize actually how free we are in our lives due to the pandemic and the lockdowns. So for me freedom is actually the most important thing in life. I think that’s what everyone strives for. In the end we work and follow our passions but eventually we want to work to a life where we can do what we want to do.    And also it’s a piece of optimism that we can twist into that as well because while realizing that our freedom was taking to a certain extend it also gives as a silver lining of how free we are actually in this country.      When do you feel the most free? What makes you feel free?    I think when I’m surrounded by people that one hundred percent understand me and people that make me feel confident to be myself. That’s when I feel the most free. Also when I travel I feel very free because I feel like nobody knows me in other countries so I can do whatever I want.      What keeps you happy and positive nowadays?    I think sometimes it’s very hard for me to find positivity especially when you don’t know where the situation is going but for me my positivity mostly comes from the weather. It seems to be a small thing from outside but for me personally when the sun is shining and the weather is good it gives me so much more freedom to go where I want to go and just to be outside and be in nature. And that really makes me feel more positive as well. Also what really helps me is routine as well. I notice it when I have a routine and I go to the gym 2 or 3 days a week even though it’s just Yoga or whatever. And I get up every morning at the same time and have my hot water with lemon. It gives me this state of piece where I can always fall back to.    It’s just less stressful and makes you feel calm.      What are you looking forward to in the near future? What excites you about future?    When I’m talking about personal aspects I’m excited about my personal development and the things I want to do. I just started my own clothing brand so I’m excited to see where that’s going and also to see where it’s going with modeling.     What kind of clothing?    We make streetwear based on the female silhouettes.      Does that connect to body positivity?    Yes it does. Because I’m a big fan of streetwear and I wear a lot of Men’s clothing but I feel like every brand that I wear doesn’t necessarily fit my body type so I always have to get it adjusted. When you have a smaller waist and bigger hips, most of the pants already don’t fit. And I noticed that a lot of brands are marketed as unisex but their clothing is not based on the female body. So I just wanted it to do the other way round.      What do you daydream about?    I am the biggest dreamer ever. I daydream all the time, I always zone out. I don’t know it’s a hard question because I do it all the time. I don’t know if you believe in astrology but I’m a cancer and cancers are people that make up scenarios in their head all the time. Usually when I daydream I’m just picturing the perfect scenario of something and then hoping it will happen one day.      Team: Videography & Fashion: GINO GURRIERI @ginogurrieri  Photography: HANS VAN BRAKEL @hansvanbrakelstudio Make Up & Hair: WOUT PHILIPPO  Casting TIMOTEJ LETONJA @timiletonja Production: MAGDALENA ROE @magdalenaroe  Video Assistant: JELLE VAN BRAKEL @jelle.vbr Photography Assistant: SANDER VAN BRAKEL @sandervbrakel Fashion Assistant: MICHAEL GEERTZEN @michael_geertzen Make Up & Hair Assistant: LONA CERUTTI @lonamakeupartist Words and Voiceover: CHELSEABOY @xochelseaboy  Music: ‚Also Sprach Zarathustra, op.30’ RICHARD STRAUSS TALENTS: CHELSEABOY @xochelseaboy , MAGDALENA ROE @magdalenaroe, TIMOTEJ LETONJ @timiletonja, DIEUDONNÉE @dieudonnee via PLACE MODELS @placemodels, SANDER VAN BRAKEL @sandervbrakel, JELLE VAN BRAKEL @jelle.vbr, MICHAEL GEERTZEN @michael_geertzen, LAURENS @therealfishtank via THE MOVEMENT MODELS @themovementmodels  Photography & production assistant @daniel.sars      All clothing available on Zalando. https://www.zalando.nl  

VERSACE PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN STARRING DUA LIPA
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VERSACE PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021 ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN STARRING DUA LIPA

Fashion Dua Lipa is the Face of Versace’s Fall-Winter 2021 Campaign      Following several iconic looks and collaborations, Dua Lipa and Versace take their relationship to the next level as Lipa stars in the brand’s latest campaign. The global superstar appears in a series of images by photographic duo Mert and Marcus, wearing the new La Greca - Versace’s iconic motif reinvented for Fall-Winter 2021.      “I met Dua for the first time a few years ago in London. I knew she was a beautiful girl but when I heard the timbre of her voice, I realized immediately she had something unique and special. Since then I’ve watched her career take off and partnered with her for many amazing moments. Right now, I cannot think of a better woman to embody the spirit of Versace and of this collection.” Donatella Versace      Versace has long enjoyed a special relationship with Dua Lipa, having dressed her for the 2019 Met Gala as well as in numerous high-profile performances and events over the years. She most recently wore an Atelier Versace look on the red carpet of the Grammys where she picked up the award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Her impeccable style, fearless attitude and universal appeal make her the perfect partner for the Versace brand.       “I’m so thrilled to be working with the iconic house of Versace. Getting to work so closely with Donatella and bonding over our shared love of fashion has been surreal. Her partnership throughout this process has been an unforgettable experience. The images we’ve created together are even better than I could have imagined, we’re so excited to share them with you all!” Dua Lipa        Dua Lipa is the Face of Versace’s Fall-Winter 2021 Campaign      Following several iconic looks and collaborations, Dua Lipa and Versace take their relationship to the next level as Lipa stars in the brand’s latest campaign. The global superstar appears in a series of images by photographic duo Mert and Marcus, wearing the new La Greca - Versace’s iconic motif reinvented for Fall-Winter 2021.      “I met Dua for the first time a few years ago in London. I knew she was a beautiful girl but when I heard the timbre of her voice, I realized immediately she had something unique and special. Since then I’ve watched her career take off and partnered with her for many amazing moments. Right now, I cannot think of a better woman to embody the spirit of Versace and of this collection.” Donatella Versace      Versace has long enjoyed a special relationship with Dua Lipa, having dressed her for the 2019 Met Gala as well as in numerous high-profile performances and events over the years. She most recently wore an Atelier Versace look on the red carpet of the Grammys where she picked up the award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Her impeccable style, fearless attitude and universal appeal make her the perfect partner for the Versace brand.       “I’m so thrilled to be working with the iconic house of Versace. Getting to work so closely with Donatella and bonding over our shared love of fashion has been surreal. Her partnership throughout this process has been an unforgettable experience. The images we’ve created together are even better than I could have imagined, we’re so excited to share them with you all!” Dua Lipa       

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Montblanc embraces Maison Kitsuné’s Art De Vivre with new capsule collection
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Montblanc embraces Maison Kitsuné’s Art De Vivre with new capsule collection

Design Montblanc teams up with independent Paris fashion brand and lifestyle powerhouse Maison Kitsuné to create a collection of leather goods, wearable and writing accessories.     Montblanc’s signature leather pieces have been given an original design treatment by Maison Kitsuné, the fashion, music and lifestyle brand known globally for its laid-back cool and au-courant sophistication. The new Montblanc x Maison Kitsuné capsule blends iconic lines of Montblanc leather pieces with the casual and curious attitude that defines the Kitsuné’s Art de Vivre. Crafted from Saffiano printed leather and featuring a reinterpretation of Maison Kitsuné signature ‘Camo Fox’ print the collection includes a selection of leather goods in different formats, accessories and belt designed for fearless creatives who express themselves in individual and original ways.     “Kitsuné”, the Japanese word for “fox”, is a symbol of versatility that according to legend possesses the power to change its appearance, just like Kitsuné. The brand has made a name for itself adapting its repertoire according to ever evolving inspiration, blending a fashion label (Maison Kitsuné), music label (Kitsuné Musique) and cafés, roasteries, bars and restaurants (Café Kitsuné).     “What makes this partnership so dynamic and exciting is bringing together two Maisons with very different origins, stories and philosophies, yet complimentary mindsets. What we have created with this collaboration is a new, distinctive and original Art de Vivre that brings together the self- expression, creativity and playfulness of Maison Kitsuné and the passion, determination and inspiration that defines Montblanc as the Maison of Luxury Business Lifestyle,” says Vincent Montalescot, Executive Vice President Marketing, Montblanc.     Just like the multi-layered Art de Vivre enjoyed by the followers of Maison Kitsuné across different lifestyle areas, Montblanc supports and inspires those striving to leave their mark, doers who seamlessly merge their professional aspirations and other parts of their daily life into one art de vivre. Inspired by this new business lifestyle, other facets of the Montblanc lifestyle have also been given a stylish Maison Kitsuné design treatment including a leather notebook, and MB 01 smart headphones.     Montblanc x Maison Kitsuné capsule collection is available from June 24th 2021. For more information visit www.montblanc.com Montblanc teams up with independent Paris fashion brand and lifestyle powerhouse Maison Kitsuné to create a collection of leather goods, wearable and writing accessories.     Montblanc’s signature leather pieces have been given an original design treatment by Maison Kitsuné, the fashion, music and lifestyle brand known globally for its laid-back cool and au-courant sophistication. The new Montblanc x Maison Kitsuné capsule blends iconic lines of Montblanc leather pieces with the casual and curious attitude that defines the Kitsuné’s Art de Vivre. Crafted from Saffiano printed leather and featuring a reinterpretation of Maison Kitsuné signature ‘Camo Fox’ print the collection includes a selection of leather goods in different formats, accessories and belt designed for fearless creatives who express themselves in individual and original ways.     “Kitsuné”, the Japanese word for “fox”, is a symbol of versatility that according to legend possesses the power to change its appearance, just like Kitsuné. The brand has made a name for itself adapting its repertoire according to ever evolving inspiration, blending a fashion label (Maison Kitsuné), music label (Kitsuné Musique) and cafés, roasteries, bars and restaurants (Café Kitsuné).     “What makes this partnership so dynamic and exciting is bringing together two Maisons with very different origins, stories and philosophies, yet complimentary mindsets. What we have created with this collaboration is a new, distinctive and original Art de Vivre that brings together the self- expression, creativity and playfulness of Maison Kitsuné and the passion, determination and inspiration that defines Montblanc as the Maison of Luxury Business Lifestyle,” says Vincent Montalescot, Executive Vice President Marketing, Montblanc.     Just like the multi-layered Art de Vivre enjoyed by the followers of Maison Kitsuné across different lifestyle areas, Montblanc supports and inspires those striving to leave their mark, doers who seamlessly merge their professional aspirations and other parts of their daily life into one art de vivre. Inspired by this new business lifestyle, other facets of the Montblanc lifestyle have also been given a stylish Maison Kitsuné design treatment including a leather notebook, and MB 01 smart headphones.     Montblanc x Maison Kitsuné capsule collection is available from June 24th 2021. For more information visit www.montblanc.com

BURBERRY PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION
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BURBERRY PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week This presentation is all about the power and the beauty of self-expression and about escaping and coming together as one to celebrate our creativity.     I have always been inspired by music and by its ability to transport your mind – how it can connect you with times, places and people beyond boundaries. Music has played a big role in my life, like a running soundtrack and energy throughout my youth. So many of my memories forged through music take me back to an incredible time when I was discovering myself – my voice, my identity, my creativity – sharing my experiences with friends and sometimes even strangers along the way. It was like being on a universal journey, brought together by a collective sense of openness, acceptance and opportunity.     I wanted the collection to capture that free spirit of youth and its honest and daring attitude, that sense of experimentation and fluidity. There is a strong feeling of unity but also of individuality – encouraging and uplifting each other to express ourselves freely. It’s a very raw energy that’s infectious, exciting and full of life. Like an awakening.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     For the Burberry Spring/Summer 2022 menswear presentation, Riccardo Tisci melds the feelings of freedom and togetherness in an exploration of the forces that connect and inspire us – those which make us feel alive. Creating a moment of youthful positivity, the presentation gracefully centres on the power of the spiritual and the energy of music and movement.     Filmed in the outdoors, swathes of sand are contrasted against the minimalist and raw urban structure of the striking Millennium Mills in Royal Victoria Docks, East London. A slew of models cut a bold path through the set, each distinguished with daring individuality. In an unflinchingly honest representation of freedom of expression, the collection challenges conventional codes with assured fluidity. The looks brim with youthful experimentation and sensuality, expressed through rebellious faux piercing accessories and black leather halterneck vests, coats and briefs. Tailoring and outerwear are similarly readdressed with sleeveless non-conforming silhouettes and abstract prints. The collection’s name ‘Universal Passport’ can be seen emblazoned across sleeveless mesh T-shirts and cotton shirts, affirming the presentation’s message of connectivity and exploration.     A trance-like soundtrack acts as the anthem to draw together additional gatherings of revellers, interspersed throughout the space yet transported to another plane by the music of British-formed music group Shpongle. The music transcends the everyday to an open, uninhibited space where individuals come together to connect, actively participating in this collective experience to celebrate creativity without boundaries. An exaltation of dynamic youth.     Drawing upon Burberry’s long-standing support of community spirit and freedom of expression, Riccardo Tisci curates an energetic experience full of anticipation for the discovery of new and unknown spaces to explore together. This presentation is all about the power and the beauty of self-expression and about escaping and coming together as one to celebrate our creativity.     I have always been inspired by music and by its ability to transport your mind – how it can connect you with times, places and people beyond boundaries. Music has played a big role in my life, like a running soundtrack and energy throughout my youth. So many of my memories forged through music take me back to an incredible time when I was discovering myself – my voice, my identity, my creativity – sharing my experiences with friends and sometimes even strangers along the way. It was like being on a universal journey, brought together by a collective sense of openness, acceptance and opportunity.     I wanted the collection to capture that free spirit of youth and its honest and daring attitude, that sense of experimentation and fluidity. There is a strong feeling of unity but also of individuality – encouraging and uplifting each other to express ourselves freely. It’s a very raw energy that’s infectious, exciting and full of life. Like an awakening.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     For the Burberry Spring/Summer 2022 menswear presentation, Riccardo Tisci melds the feelings of freedom and togetherness in an exploration of the forces that connect and inspire us – those which make us feel alive. Creating a moment of youthful positivity, the presentation gracefully centres on the power of the spiritual and the energy of music and movement.     Filmed in the outdoors, swathes of sand are contrasted against the minimalist and raw urban structure of the striking Millennium Mills in Royal Victoria Docks, East London. A slew of models cut a bold path through the set, each distinguished with daring individuality. In an unflinchingly honest representation of freedom of expression, the collection challenges conventional codes with assured fluidity. The looks brim with youthful experimentation and sensuality, expressed through rebellious faux piercing accessories and black leather halterneck vests, coats and briefs. Tailoring and outerwear are similarly readdressed with sleeveless non-conforming silhouettes and abstract prints. The collection’s name ‘Universal Passport’ can be seen emblazoned across sleeveless mesh T-shirts and cotton shirts, affirming the presentation’s message of connectivity and exploration.     A trance-like soundtrack acts as the anthem to draw together additional gatherings of revellers, interspersed throughout the space yet transported to another plane by the music of British-formed music group Shpongle. The music transcends the everyday to an open, uninhibited space where individuals come together to connect, actively participating in this collective experience to celebrate creativity without boundaries. An exaltation of dynamic youth.     Drawing upon Burberry’s long-standing support of community spirit and freedom of expression, Riccardo Tisci curates an energetic experience full of anticipation for the discovery of new and unknown spaces to explore together.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exclusive editorial by Conor Clinch
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Exclusive editorial by Conor Clinch

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

Exclusive editorial by Jeremie Monnier
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Exclusive editorial by Jeremie Monnier

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

THE DIOR CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION
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THE DIOR CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION

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

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