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Bang & Olufsen introduces the new Beosound A1
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Bang & Olufsen introduces the new Beosound A1

Design Bang & Olufsen today released the second-generation Beosound A1, the Danish luxury audio brand’s award- winning portable Bluetooth speaker, which has been redesigned to include a whole raft of performance and design improvements. Beosound A1 2nd Gen comes with a refined, slimmer design that is fully dust and waterproof, has a significantly improved battery life with up to 18 hours of play time at typical volume, an overhauled user interface and - a first for a Bluetooth only speaker - a built-in Alexa voice assistant. More powerful and easier to use - the best just got better.   “Our first A1 speaker was loved by customers for its combination of minimalist design, portability, powerful sound and the built-in speakerphone that made it easy and fun to speak with friends and family. The new Beosound A1 builds on these characteristics and improves them in every way that matters”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Bang & Olufsen VP of Product Management.   Beosound A1 retains its elegant shape and unique contours, brought to life in collaboration with renowned Danish industrial designer. The second-generation is 7 percent lighter than the original and has a fresh take on the hole pattern, with a slightly lighter casing and a tapered base giving the speaker a more weightless floating impression even though only 0,85mm lower. The leather strap – a stylish key feature that adds to its easy portability – now has a new tag to ensure that Beosound A1 remains one of the most versatile products for hanging options. Buttons have been redesigned and repositioned to improve overall user interaction. Now placed nearer to the strap for easier location, the buttons also have bigger and clearer symbols and at the same time, the LED indicator has also been moved to the top of the speaker making a significant improvement on its visibility from all angles. Inside Beosound A1 you will find two re-designed drivers for an even clearer 360-degree sound: a 3.5-inch aluminum cone mid woofer using a powerful neodymium magnetic system, a silk dome 3/4 inch dome tweeter and advanced DSP filtering powered by a pair of 30-watt class D amplifiers. The speaker now comes with aptX adaptive codec for an even better wireless listening experience.   Beosound A1 (RRP 250 EUR, 200 GBP, 350 CHF, 2000 DKK) launches in Black Anthracite and Grey Mist and is available online, in select retailers and in Bang & Olufsen stores from May 14, 2020. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using #BeosoundA1 Bang & Olufsen today released the second-generation Beosound A1, the Danish luxury audio brand’s award- winning portable Bluetooth speaker, which has been redesigned to include a whole raft of performance and design improvements. Beosound A1 2nd Gen comes with a refined, slimmer design that is fully dust and waterproof, has a significantly improved battery life with up to 18 hours of play time at typical volume, an overhauled user interface and - a first for a Bluetooth only speaker - a built-in Alexa voice assistant. More powerful and easier to use - the best just got better.   “Our first A1 speaker was loved by customers for its combination of minimalist design, portability, powerful sound and the built-in speakerphone that made it easy and fun to speak with friends and family. The new Beosound A1 builds on these characteristics and improves them in every way that matters”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Bang & Olufsen VP of Product Management.   Beosound A1 retains its elegant shape and unique contours, brought to life in collaboration with renowned Danish industrial designer. The second-generation is 7 percent lighter than the original and has a fresh take on the hole pattern, with a slightly lighter casing and a tapered base giving the speaker a more weightless floating impression even though only 0,85mm lower. The leather strap – a stylish key feature that adds to its easy portability – now has a new tag to ensure that Beosound A1 remains one of the most versatile products for hanging options. Buttons have been redesigned and repositioned to improve overall user interaction. Now placed nearer to the strap for easier location, the buttons also have bigger and clearer symbols and at the same time, the LED indicator has also been moved to the top of the speaker making a significant improvement on its visibility from all angles. Inside Beosound A1 you will find two re-designed drivers for an even clearer 360-degree sound: a 3.5-inch aluminum cone mid woofer using a powerful neodymium magnetic system, a silk dome 3/4 inch dome tweeter and advanced DSP filtering powered by a pair of 30-watt class D amplifiers. The speaker now comes with aptX adaptive codec for an even better wireless listening experience.   Beosound A1 (RRP 250 EUR, 200 GBP, 350 CHF, 2000 DKK) launches in Black Anthracite and Grey Mist and is available online, in select retailers and in Bang & Olufsen stores from May 14, 2020. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using #BeosoundA1

FENTY launches new styles of sunglasses
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FENTY launches new styles of sunglasses

Accessories FENTY launches three new styles of sunglasses to suit every high, low and incognito mood of summer.   An immediate expression of style confidence, eyewear is one of our CEO and Artistic Director’s favorite categories. Since our launch in May 2019, FENTY has pushed the boundaries on every aspect, creating new techno shapes, rainbow lenses and fusion jewelry-eyewear with crystal ear cuffs. Whether classic, retro or futuristic, each design plays with signature detailing and has a distinct FENTY attitude.   ‘Coded’, the first design in the summer release, is a modern take on a vintage shape with rectangular frames and super subtle cat-eye lenses, cut out at the edge in true FENTY style. Available in Jet Black or Milky Way with matching colored lenses, this style features gold detailing and FENTY monogrammed tips. Rihanna debuted both colorways at the inaugural Fenty Social Club.   The second style, ‘Off Record Sunglasses’ is our most vibrant design yet, delivering ultimate summer vibes. The cat-eye shape of the lens is accentuated, set in Candy Pink, Acid Green, Cosmic Blue and Black acetate frames. Clashing animal print temples add an 80s flair to the uptempo design, perfect for a summer of camera-ready digital fun.   The final style, the ‘Classified’, will be released on May 27th. The design follows the shape and cut-out lenses of the first two, with additional features of metal clasps on the cut-outs and metal plates on the temples – another signature detail evolved from the Blockt and Antisocial frames. Cutting an overall more dramatic silhouette in high impact Black Gold and a softer Rose Havana, the soon to be released design has an air of old school glamour and mid-summer romance.   The Coded and Off Record Sunglasses styles are available now at Fenty.com FENTY launches three new styles of sunglasses to suit every high, low and incognito mood of summer.   An immediate expression of style confidence, eyewear is one of our CEO and Artistic Director’s favorite categories. Since our launch in May 2019, FENTY has pushed the boundaries on every aspect, creating new techno shapes, rainbow lenses and fusion jewelry-eyewear with crystal ear cuffs. Whether classic, retro or futuristic, each design plays with signature detailing and has a distinct FENTY attitude.   ‘Coded’, the first design in the summer release, is a modern take on a vintage shape with rectangular frames and super subtle cat-eye lenses, cut out at the edge in true FENTY style. Available in Jet Black or Milky Way with matching colored lenses, this style features gold detailing and FENTY monogrammed tips. Rihanna debuted both colorways at the inaugural Fenty Social Club.   The second style, ‘Off Record Sunglasses’ is our most vibrant design yet, delivering ultimate summer vibes. The cat-eye shape of the lens is accentuated, set in Candy Pink, Acid Green, Cosmic Blue and Black acetate frames. Clashing animal print temples add an 80s flair to the uptempo design, perfect for a summer of camera-ready digital fun.   The final style, the ‘Classified’, will be released on May 27th. The design follows the shape and cut-out lenses of the first two, with additional features of metal clasps on the cut-outs and metal plates on the temples – another signature detail evolved from the Blockt and Antisocial frames. Cutting an overall more dramatic silhouette in high impact Black Gold and a softer Rose Havana, the soon to be released design has an air of old school glamour and mid-summer romance.   The Coded and Off Record Sunglasses styles are available now at Fenty.com

HUGO x Liam Payne release the second collection
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HUGO x Liam Payne release the second collection

Fashion   After the success of their first capsule, HUGO and Liam Payne go back to their roots this season.      HUGO and Liam Payne unveil their second collaborative effort, a capsule of menswear pieces in a signature palette of black, white, navy, and red. This season celebrates the HUGO ambassador’s fast-track journey from teen pop sensation to established solo artist. Comprised of apparel, accessories, and an exclusive new sneaker style, each piece features a “go fast” chevron motif inspired by a tattoo on the global brand ambassador’s right arm.    The new collection brings together the brand’s unconventional style and Liam’s sporty aesthetic, as HUGO’s signature slim-fit jeans blend with athleisure-inspired sweaters and track pants. Nodding to the origins of HUGO and the year in which Liam was born, the brand’s logo is reinvented as ‘HUGO93.LP’ boldly printed or embroidered across all 14 pieces.   “I’ve learned so much about my own style over the past two years and I’m so grateful to continue to design clothes that I love to wear,” Liam says. “This season is very me. It’s all about easy styles that are perfect for the weekend.”   Shot by British photographer Tom Craig, the campaign features Liam in edgy, head-to-toe looks from the capsule. The setting for the shoot, an abandoned rooftop in the heart of London, makes for a stark contrast against the iconic red, white, and blue colors of the pieces.   The new collection will be available to shop online and in the HUGO store in Amsterdam from 13 May onwards.   After the success of their first capsule, HUGO and Liam Payne go back to their roots this season.      HUGO and Liam Payne unveil their second collaborative effort, a capsule of menswear pieces in a signature palette of black, white, navy, and red. This season celebrates the HUGO ambassador’s fast-track journey from teen pop sensation to established solo artist. Comprised of apparel, accessories, and an exclusive new sneaker style, each piece features a “go fast” chevron motif inspired by a tattoo on the global brand ambassador’s right arm.    The new collection brings together the brand’s unconventional style and Liam’s sporty aesthetic, as HUGO’s signature slim-fit jeans blend with athleisure-inspired sweaters and track pants. Nodding to the origins of HUGO and the year in which Liam was born, the brand’s logo is reinvented as ‘HUGO93.LP’ boldly printed or embroidered across all 14 pieces.   “I’ve learned so much about my own style over the past two years and I’m so grateful to continue to design clothes that I love to wear,” Liam says. “This season is very me. It’s all about easy styles that are perfect for the weekend.”   Shot by British photographer Tom Craig, the campaign features Liam in edgy, head-to-toe looks from the capsule. The setting for the shoot, an abandoned rooftop in the heart of London, makes for a stark contrast against the iconic red, white, and blue colors of the pieces.   The new collection will be available to shop online and in the HUGO store in Amsterdam from 13 May onwards.

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Daily Paper and KOMONO Unveil Their First Eyewear Collaboration
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Daily Paper and KOMONO Unveil Their First Eyewear Collaboration

Accessories   Leading into summer, Amsterdam-based clothing brand Daily Paper and Belgian accessory brand KOMONO today announce a special eyewear capsule fusing Daily Paper's mix of African heritage aesthetics and contemporary design, with KOMONO's expertise in innovative eyewear. Just in time for warm weather season, the unisex styles ensure you match the heat in style whilst being protected with these 100% UV protection shades. This collaboration came on very naturally, through an already existing friendship and mutual interest of each other's brand. We finally found the right time to create something together, where we could intertwine KOMONO's clean aesthetic with our distinctive bold branding. - Abderrahmane Trabsini (Co-Founder, Daily Paper)    Daily Paper is all about authenticity, a sense of community and a strong drive towards creating contemporary and bold products. We’re very much kindred spirits and what better way to acknowledge this than to create a product together. - Anton Janssens (Founder and Managing Director, KOMONO)   Daily Paper tapped familiar face Ottawa Kwami alongside Akon Changkou for the Daily Paper x KOMONO campaign, which reinterprets the glasses through Daily Paper’s futuristic signature style. Featuring sleek edges, dark shapes, and elegant silhouettes, the visuals embody sophistication and modern flair with a bold twist.   CREDITS CAMPAIGN Photographer: Ottilie Landmark Talent: Ottawa Kwami and Akon Changkou  Art direction: Beri Dalgali and Dennis Schreuder Make up: Anita Jolles Hair: Bianca van Zwieten   Introducing a fresh new eyewear style in a range of colorways for both men and women, the glasses combine a rectangular frame and oval lenses with an extra-wide silhouette for a surprising effect. Next to a clean aesthetic, the lenses do not sacrifice on functionality. With 100% UV protection and polarized lenses, the glasses give optimal visual clarity and comfort.    The design is derived from one of our most celebrated styles, the Avery. These then got enhanced with a bold Daily Paper logo and a completely new lens shape, making this collaboration into a unique stand-out piece. The strong colorways reflect both Daily Paper’s and KOMONO’s passion for striking design. - Anton Janssens (Founder and Managing Director at KOMONO). Stand-out details include broad temples with a silver-plated Daily Paper logo and a lens in a striking Dark Smoke. Made from Italian acetate, the style will be available in three colorways; Black, Tortoise, and Racing Red.    Leading into summer, Amsterdam-based clothing brand Daily Paper and Belgian accessory brand KOMONO today announce a special eyewear capsule fusing Daily Paper's mix of African heritage aesthetics and contemporary design, with KOMONO's expertise in innovative eyewear. Just in time for warm weather season, the unisex styles ensure you match the heat in style whilst being protected with these 100% UV protection shades. This collaboration came on very naturally, through an already existing friendship and mutual interest of each other's brand. We finally found the right time to create something together, where we could intertwine KOMONO's clean aesthetic with our distinctive bold branding. - Abderrahmane Trabsini (Co-Founder, Daily Paper)    Daily Paper is all about authenticity, a sense of community and a strong drive towards creating contemporary and bold products. We’re very much kindred spirits and what better way to acknowledge this than to create a product together. - Anton Janssens (Founder and Managing Director, KOMONO)   Daily Paper tapped familiar face Ottawa Kwami alongside Akon Changkou for the Daily Paper x KOMONO campaign, which reinterprets the glasses through Daily Paper’s futuristic signature style. Featuring sleek edges, dark shapes, and elegant silhouettes, the visuals embody sophistication and modern flair with a bold twist.   CREDITS CAMPAIGN Photographer: Ottilie Landmark Talent: Ottawa Kwami and Akon Changkou  Art direction: Beri Dalgali and Dennis Schreuder Make up: Anita Jolles Hair: Bianca van Zwieten   Introducing a fresh new eyewear style in a range of colorways for both men and women, the glasses combine a rectangular frame and oval lenses with an extra-wide silhouette for a surprising effect. Next to a clean aesthetic, the lenses do not sacrifice on functionality. With 100% UV protection and polarized lenses, the glasses give optimal visual clarity and comfort.    The design is derived from one of our most celebrated styles, the Avery. These then got enhanced with a bold Daily Paper logo and a completely new lens shape, making this collaboration into a unique stand-out piece. The strong colorways reflect both Daily Paper’s and KOMONO’s passion for striking design. - Anton Janssens (Founder and Managing Director at KOMONO). Stand-out details include broad temples with a silver-plated Daily Paper logo and a lens in a striking Dark Smoke. Made from Italian acetate, the style will be available in three colorways; Black, Tortoise, and Racing Red. 

LV² BY NIGO
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LV² BY NIGO

Fashion Squaring: the multiplication of a number by itself. The acknowledgment that one idea can co-exist with another.   For the Pre-Fall 2020 season, Louis Vuitton launches LV2 – ‘Louis Vuitton squared’ – a standalone collaboration between men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh and Nigo. The capsule collection encompasses ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories and features dedicated graphics and interpretations of the Louis Vuitton signatures. Borne out of a longstanding camaraderie, Virgil Abloh invited the Japanese designer and founder of Human Made to partner on a one-off line fusing their individual approaches under the guise of Louis Vuitton.   Celebrating the travel-centric core of the house, LV2 observes the London Mod-era dandy through a Tokyo lens. The cross-pollination sets the tone for a tailoring-focused collection, evoking chapters in the formative years of Nigo – who found much of his early inspiration in the subcultural history of London – while honing the traditional sartorial values proposed in the men’s Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2020 collection by Virgil Abloh. A nod to Human Made, the Japanese brand founded by Nigo, a flight jacket features the graphics ‘LV Made’ alongside a Mount Fuji graphic.   A cropped Mod suit adapts and magnifies the Louis Vuitton Damier check. The motif is echoed in a double-faced duffle coat with micro-check lining, while a black fishtail parka morphs values from the dandy and sports wardrobes. Patchworking appears throughout in a meeting between the Louis Vuitton Monogram and the Damier check rendered in denim.   The LV2 patchwork is repeated in bags based on classic Louis Vuitton shapes: the tote, the keepall, and the money bag, adorned with animal charms familiar to the world of Nigo. A formal steel toe-cap derby cements the Mod spirit alongside a tasselled loafer in Monogram. The Damier check is interpreted in an ankle boot in suede Damier, a hiking boot in sporty Damier leather, a shearling boot in blown-up Damier or in denim, and a mule in the same motifs. Rectangular sunglasses feature trunk clip detailing while jewellery carries the LV2 logo.   Nigo is the founder of the brand Human Made. He formerly founded the brand BAPE, and co-founded the brand Billionaire Boys Club. Squaring: the multiplication of a number by itself. The acknowledgment that one idea can co-exist with another.   For the Pre-Fall 2020 season, Louis Vuitton launches LV2 – ‘Louis Vuitton squared’ – a standalone collaboration between men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh and Nigo. The capsule collection encompasses ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories and features dedicated graphics and interpretations of the Louis Vuitton signatures. Borne out of a longstanding camaraderie, Virgil Abloh invited the Japanese designer and founder of Human Made to partner on a one-off line fusing their individual approaches under the guise of Louis Vuitton.   Celebrating the travel-centric core of the house, LV2 observes the London Mod-era dandy through a Tokyo lens. The cross-pollination sets the tone for a tailoring-focused collection, evoking chapters in the formative years of Nigo – who found much of his early inspiration in the subcultural history of London – while honing the traditional sartorial values proposed in the men’s Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2020 collection by Virgil Abloh. A nod to Human Made, the Japanese brand founded by Nigo, a flight jacket features the graphics ‘LV Made’ alongside a Mount Fuji graphic.   A cropped Mod suit adapts and magnifies the Louis Vuitton Damier check. The motif is echoed in a double-faced duffle coat with micro-check lining, while a black fishtail parka morphs values from the dandy and sports wardrobes. Patchworking appears throughout in a meeting between the Louis Vuitton Monogram and the Damier check rendered in denim.   The LV2 patchwork is repeated in bags based on classic Louis Vuitton shapes: the tote, the keepall, and the money bag, adorned with animal charms familiar to the world of Nigo. A formal steel toe-cap derby cements the Mod spirit alongside a tasselled loafer in Monogram. The Damier check is interpreted in an ankle boot in suede Damier, a hiking boot in sporty Damier leather, a shearling boot in blown-up Damier or in denim, and a mule in the same motifs. Rectangular sunglasses feature trunk clip detailing while jewellery carries the LV2 logo.   Nigo is the founder of the brand Human Made. He formerly founded the brand BAPE, and co-founded the brand Billionaire Boys Club.

COLMAR Originals by Originals for Spring & Summer
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COLMAR Originals by Originals for Spring & Summer

Fashion The sporty Originals by Originals collection by the Italian heritage label Colmar is made to steal the show (at home). Comfortable and colourful athleisure wear for the summer - from sweatpants to sweaters and tees to shorts. This collection brings a fresh sparkle to appropriate garments for life indoors, but just as easily transition to impress on a sunny stroll through your hood. The seventies inspired colourblocking combined with a printed design of the original Colmar logo, brings out nothing but happy feelings.     more on: www.colmar.it The sporty Originals by Originals collection by the Italian heritage label Colmar is made to steal the show (at home). Comfortable and colourful athleisure wear for the summer - from sweatpants to sweaters and tees to shorts. This collection brings a fresh sparkle to appropriate garments for life indoors, but just as easily transition to impress on a sunny stroll through your hood. The seventies inspired colourblocking combined with a printed design of the original Colmar logo, brings out nothing but happy feelings.     more on: www.colmar.it

Yasmin Wijnaldum by Hugh Lippe
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Yasmin Wijnaldum by Hugh Lippe

Fashion Yasmin captured by Hugh Lippe in our second edition.    TEAM CREDITS: Fotografie: Hugh Lippe at Print & Contact Styling: Lisa Jarvis Talent: Yasmin at The Society Management Haar: Lucas Wilson using Bumble and bumble / Home Agency Make-Up: Ralph Siciliano at The Wall Group Manicurist: Dawn Sterling at Statement Artist using Pear Nova Props Stylist: Kounthear Kuch Production: Zhelma San Millan at Navia Vision Locatie: Industria Studios Casting: Timotej Letonja Fashion Market Assistants: Sierra Smith and Share Koech Yasmin captured by Hugh Lippe in our second edition.    TEAM CREDITS: Fotografie: Hugh Lippe at Print & Contact Styling: Lisa Jarvis Talent: Yasmin at The Society Management Haar: Lucas Wilson using Bumble and bumble / Home Agency Make-Up: Ralph Siciliano at The Wall Group Manicurist: Dawn Sterling at Statement Artist using Pear Nova Props Stylist: Kounthear Kuch Production: Zhelma San Millan at Navia Vision Locatie: Industria Studios Casting: Timotej Letonja Fashion Market Assistants: Sierra Smith and Share Koech

Louboutin World
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Louboutin World

Men Exclusive editorial from our second edition in collaboration with Christian Louboutin.   TEAM CREDITS photography: Jorre Janssens Stylist: Victor Vergara Hair and make-up: Wout Philippo Models: Jelle, Ilam en Bruno via Republic Models, Andro at John en Brooks Agency Casting: Timotej Letonja STYLING CREDITS all shoes and bags: Christian Lououtin SS2020 Exclusive editorial from our second edition in collaboration with Christian Louboutin.   TEAM CREDITS photography: Jorre Janssens Stylist: Victor Vergara Hair and make-up: Wout Philippo Models: Jelle, Ilam en Bruno via Republic Models, Andro at John en Brooks Agency Casting: Timotej Letonja STYLING CREDITS all shoes and bags: Christian Lououtin SS2020

GUCCI presents the new eyewear collection
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GUCCI presents the new eyewear collection

Accessories Gucci presents a new limited-edition eyewear collection exclusive to Gucci.com, which is characterised by bold detachable chains that dangle from the glasses’ temples, displaying logoed “earrings”. This innovative idea stems from Gucci’s belief that people should be able to express character and personality through their clothing and accessories, and is typical of Gucci’s unconventional approach, transforming eyewear by adding an unexpected element of playfulness.  Three limited-edition sunglasses styles are available, and each comes in two different colours. The availability is truly restricted, with only 100 pairs of each version being made. Two of the frames are more conventionally feminine in their design, while the third is more masculine, though in reality this selection is intended to have a gender-neutral appeal, in keeping with Gucci’s aesthetic. All models have temples that look like shiny Endura Gold chains, and the actual chains attached to the “earrings” fix onto these.     One style has an oversized butterfly frame in shiny Endura Gold and comes with shiny pink mother-of-pearl earrings and a solid brown lens, or shiny black earrings and a solid yellow lens. A second model has a shiny black thick squared frame, shiny white mother-of-pearl earrings and a double gradient smoke/pink lens; the same style also comes with a shiny black and ivory zebra pattern frame in acetate created exclusively for Gucci, matching earrings and a solid red lens. The third model is an aviator style with a thick frame in shiny black, with matching earrings and a solid grey lens; this style also comes with a shiny transparent light yellow-and-brown frame, matching earrings and a solid green lens. The collection has its own dedicated packaging: a pink velvet and red glasses case and a red carry pouch. A label in the case specifies that these sunglasses belong to a limited edition, exclusively created for Gucci.com.  To promote the collection, Gucci has shot a campaign in and around a sunlit swimming pool, and on a beach. The models featured display their carefree, uninhibited attitude by jumping into the water of the pool fully clothed. Pictured singly, or in pairs, often blowing pink bubble gum bubbles, Gucci’s cast of distinctive-looking male and female characters are clearly enjoying the decorative, free-swinging earrings attached to their sunglasses.     The styles will be available exclusively on Gucci.com, worldwide from April 30th 2020.    Campaign Credits   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher SimmondsPhotographer: Mark Peckmezian Styling: Emma Wyman Hair Stylist: Alex Bronswell Make Up: Thomas de Kluyver Gucci presents a new limited-edition eyewear collection exclusive to Gucci.com, which is characterised by bold detachable chains that dangle from the glasses’ temples, displaying logoed “earrings”. This innovative idea stems from Gucci’s belief that people should be able to express character and personality through their clothing and accessories, and is typical of Gucci’s unconventional approach, transforming eyewear by adding an unexpected element of playfulness.  Three limited-edition sunglasses styles are available, and each comes in two different colours. The availability is truly restricted, with only 100 pairs of each version being made. Two of the frames are more conventionally feminine in their design, while the third is more masculine, though in reality this selection is intended to have a gender-neutral appeal, in keeping with Gucci’s aesthetic. All models have temples that look like shiny Endura Gold chains, and the actual chains attached to the “earrings” fix onto these.     One style has an oversized butterfly frame in shiny Endura Gold and comes with shiny pink mother-of-pearl earrings and a solid brown lens, or shiny black earrings and a solid yellow lens. A second model has a shiny black thick squared frame, shiny white mother-of-pearl earrings and a double gradient smoke/pink lens; the same style also comes with a shiny black and ivory zebra pattern frame in acetate created exclusively for Gucci, matching earrings and a solid red lens. The third model is an aviator style with a thick frame in shiny black, with matching earrings and a solid grey lens; this style also comes with a shiny transparent light yellow-and-brown frame, matching earrings and a solid green lens. The collection has its own dedicated packaging: a pink velvet and red glasses case and a red carry pouch. A label in the case specifies that these sunglasses belong to a limited edition, exclusively created for Gucci.com.  To promote the collection, Gucci has shot a campaign in and around a sunlit swimming pool, and on a beach. The models featured display their carefree, uninhibited attitude by jumping into the water of the pool fully clothed. Pictured singly, or in pairs, often blowing pink bubble gum bubbles, Gucci’s cast of distinctive-looking male and female characters are clearly enjoying the decorative, free-swinging earrings attached to their sunglasses.     The styles will be available exclusively on Gucci.com, worldwide from April 30th 2020.    Campaign Credits   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher SimmondsPhotographer: Mark Peckmezian Styling: Emma Wyman Hair Stylist: Alex Bronswell Make Up: Thomas de Kluyver

The house of Givenchy celebrates the Antigona family of bags
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The house of Givenchy celebrates the Antigona family of bags

Accessories This Fall, Givenchy celebrates the 10th anniversary of its iconic Antigona handbag by unveiling the Antigona Soft, a supple, more relaxed version of its elder sister.     Inspired by the heroine of Greek mythology, the now-classic Antigona, which debuted for Fall-Winter 2010, reinterpreted the House’s signature Boston shape and quickly became a House signature. Its architectural, rigid construction featured a tension between feminine and masculine allure — a duality that defines the Givenchy aesthetic. Today, this timeless modern style has grown into a full-fledged collection of accessories for women and men. There’s a clear family resemblance in the Antigona Soft. Like its elder sister, it comes in the same colorways and is embellished with bold zippers and a distinctive pentagonal patch.   Yet the Antigona Soft gamely plays on contradiction. Building on Givenchy duality, it offers a counterpoint to the original Antigona by blending sleek lines with suppleness. To the structured, graphic statement of a classic, the Antigona Soft replies with serene languor. Like a favorite leather coat, the Antigona Soft conveys a versatile, second-skin sensuality. Crafted in smooth calfskin, it tempers the Antigona’s signature architecture with a more fluid, androgynous appeal. Its subtle slouchiness speaks with the quiet confidence of an embrace, contrasting volume with purity of line. Inviting, enveloping straps allow the Antigona Soft to move seamlessly from day bag to weekender. Stylish and down-to-earth, the Antigona Soft comes in medium and large formats, with an ample central compartment featuring dual zip closures with signature bombé zip pulls, an inner pocket for storing cards, side straps with turn-lock fastenings, two top handles, and a removable shoulder strap for versatility of wear. A scaled-down version likewise accommodates all the essentials, with a zipped compartment, a card pocket and an adjustable, removable strap to adapt to three styles of wear. Both the Antigona and the Antigona Soft come in timeless black, white, pearl gray, aubergine and midnight blue as well as a seasonal palette of candy pink, military green and ice blue. Directional variations include styles in vintage leather with hand-placed studs; with embroidered, printed stripes; with a lustrous gradient gold metallic finish on black leather, and a version in woven cord and leather.     Retail prices: from 1,450 euros for the Antigona Soft and from 1,290 euros for the classic Antigona. This Fall, Givenchy celebrates the 10th anniversary of its iconic Antigona handbag by unveiling the Antigona Soft, a supple, more relaxed version of its elder sister.     Inspired by the heroine of Greek mythology, the now-classic Antigona, which debuted for Fall-Winter 2010, reinterpreted the House’s signature Boston shape and quickly became a House signature. Its architectural, rigid construction featured a tension between feminine and masculine allure — a duality that defines the Givenchy aesthetic. Today, this timeless modern style has grown into a full-fledged collection of accessories for women and men. There’s a clear family resemblance in the Antigona Soft. Like its elder sister, it comes in the same colorways and is embellished with bold zippers and a distinctive pentagonal patch.   Yet the Antigona Soft gamely plays on contradiction. Building on Givenchy duality, it offers a counterpoint to the original Antigona by blending sleek lines with suppleness. To the structured, graphic statement of a classic, the Antigona Soft replies with serene languor. Like a favorite leather coat, the Antigona Soft conveys a versatile, second-skin sensuality. Crafted in smooth calfskin, it tempers the Antigona’s signature architecture with a more fluid, androgynous appeal. Its subtle slouchiness speaks with the quiet confidence of an embrace, contrasting volume with purity of line. Inviting, enveloping straps allow the Antigona Soft to move seamlessly from day bag to weekender. Stylish and down-to-earth, the Antigona Soft comes in medium and large formats, with an ample central compartment featuring dual zip closures with signature bombé zip pulls, an inner pocket for storing cards, side straps with turn-lock fastenings, two top handles, and a removable shoulder strap for versatility of wear. A scaled-down version likewise accommodates all the essentials, with a zipped compartment, a card pocket and an adjustable, removable strap to adapt to three styles of wear. Both the Antigona and the Antigona Soft come in timeless black, white, pearl gray, aubergine and midnight blue as well as a seasonal palette of candy pink, military green and ice blue. Directional variations include styles in vintage leather with hand-placed studs; with embroidered, printed stripes; with a lustrous gradient gold metallic finish on black leather, and a version in woven cord and leather.     Retail prices: from 1,450 euros for the Antigona Soft and from 1,290 euros for the classic Antigona.

A new reality asks for a new sneaker
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A new reality asks for a new sneaker

Accessories On releases the Cloudnova, a sneaker built with performance technology. It’s what made the sneaker in the first place. “Performance usedto borrow from fashion; now fashion borrows from performance.” says On Co-Founder David Allemann.     Fashion, sportswear and outdoor gear have been merging for a while. Our generation is blurring the boundaries between work, home, sports and play. Now, this new lifestyle is emerging for all at light speed. And a new reality is asking for a new type of all day comfort. On’s roots are in sports, performance, nature and design. Ten years ago in the Swiss Alps, three friends plotted to re-invent running and trail shoes. One of them a multiple time duathlon World Champion, the others product and design geeks. From its humble origins, On has acquired the fastest growing running community with more than 7 million fans worldwide. Athletes in On shoes are winning World Championships and Olympic Medals. And by exploring the very edge of technical innovation and design, On has been adopted by those who hit refresh and take their ideas and life into a new direction. “Today, the most inspiring people are in sneakers. We get the challenge and opportunityto re-invent how we work, explore nature, travel in small and big ways and spend time with our friends and families.”, says Allemann. The Cloudnova features On’s award-winning CloudTec® sole. Fully cushioned and agile, the feel is almost weightless. The sneaker is constructed as a sock and features On’ssignature Speedboard® - a molded plate that adds a spring to each step.   On's first limited Cloudnova drop will be released through a draw with the following online access. The Cloudnova will be launching in Black Eclipse and White Umber. Sign-ups will begin on April 30th 2020 and will close on May 6th 2020 at 11:59pm UTC. Winners will be announced on May 7th at 12pm UTC. https://www.on-running.com/products/cloudnova/ On releases the Cloudnova, a sneaker built with performance technology. It’s what made the sneaker in the first place. “Performance usedto borrow from fashion; now fashion borrows from performance.” says On Co-Founder David Allemann.     Fashion, sportswear and outdoor gear have been merging for a while. Our generation is blurring the boundaries between work, home, sports and play. Now, this new lifestyle is emerging for all at light speed. And a new reality is asking for a new type of all day comfort. On’s roots are in sports, performance, nature and design. Ten years ago in the Swiss Alps, three friends plotted to re-invent running and trail shoes. One of them a multiple time duathlon World Champion, the others product and design geeks. From its humble origins, On has acquired the fastest growing running community with more than 7 million fans worldwide. Athletes in On shoes are winning World Championships and Olympic Medals. And by exploring the very edge of technical innovation and design, On has been adopted by those who hit refresh and take their ideas and life into a new direction. “Today, the most inspiring people are in sneakers. We get the challenge and opportunityto re-invent how we work, explore nature, travel in small and big ways and spend time with our friends and families.”, says Allemann. The Cloudnova features On’s award-winning CloudTec® sole. Fully cushioned and agile, the feel is almost weightless. The sneaker is constructed as a sock and features On’ssignature Speedboard® - a molded plate that adds a spring to each step.   On's first limited Cloudnova drop will be released through a draw with the following online access. The Cloudnova will be launching in Black Eclipse and White Umber. Sign-ups will begin on April 30th 2020 and will close on May 6th 2020 at 11:59pm UTC. Winners will be announced on May 7th at 12pm UTC. https://www.on-running.com/products/cloudnova/

Music and Youth provide hope in this uncertain times with Levi's
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Music and Youth provide hope in this uncertain times with Levi's

Fashion I’m sitting in my apartment (where else would I be?) in the middle of week 7 of quarantine and I’mdreaming about live music. Wasn’t that fun? That sense of connection and togetherness, wedged too close together, trying to stake a good spot. Experiencing the immediacy and pure joy of music. Together. Together together – in the same space. Not like virtual together. Real together. Dancing, singing, jumping for joy. Celebrating! I’m holding out for that. I want that again. We’re doing the right thing – staying home, staying connected. But I think its ok to say I long for live music. And I know we’ll get back to it. When it’s safe and we can jump for joy without fear. As I think about live music, I can’t help but think wistfully about festival season. Levi’s always goes big at music festivals with Levi’s®Tailor Shops across the globe – featuring world class denim customization – its art really. Coachella is the biggest festival of all and so is our denim customization at Coachella. And our guest list. Last year our festival campaign, timed to launch during Coachella, featured Hailey Bieber as the face of the iconic 501. Nothing represents the fun of festival season like a 501 cutoff in the desert. This year I was so excited to revisit the magic with Hailey, with the addition of our friend Jaden. But in lieu of dancing in the desert, I’m left daydreaming about some of my favorite Coachella performances of the past (Janelle Monae, Lorde, Beyonce) while conjuring what would have been my new favorites from this year’s intended lineup – Ari Lennox? Frank Ocean? Well, there may not be any festivals but we’re launching the campaign anyway because we all deserve to dream a little. As I look at these images I’m reminded of our history – one mired in youthful optimism and progress. I’m reminded of photos from Woodstock in 1969 – billed as 3 days of peace and music. It was the epitome of activism, optimism and creativity. As Bob Haas (LS&Co. Chairman Emeritus and great-great-grand nephew of the company’s founder Levi Strauss) has said, “Levi’s is the embodiment of the energy and events of our time.” When the Berlin Wall came down, German youth stood atop it wearing Levi’s as a symbol of freedom and democratic inclusivity. Go to any Pride Parade around the world and you will find a Levi’s float and LGBTQ+ and their allies wearingLevi’s. It’s not an accident. Levi’s has always been the choice for those who dare to speak up and out, to use their voices, to fight for change, to hope for better days, more inclusion, more love, more joy. Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California wore Levi’s as he fought for gay rights here in San Francisco. Artists with unwavering creativity and a bold vision – Georgia O’Keefe, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring – all wore Levi’s. And musicians with original voices – yep, you guessed it. Levi’s. Debbie Harry, John Lennon, the Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Kurt Cobain, Run DMC, Joan Jett, Elvis, Beyonce. The list goes on. Levi’s. Levi’s has always been a symbol of democratic inclusion and youth empowerment, the choice of those daring to push for a better tomorrow. Levi Strauss himself was the embodiment of this ideal. He left his home in (Bavaria) to seek a better life on the shores of California. He opened a dry goods store and donated the first of his profits to a local orphanage. As we look at today’s youth – this generation that is unapologetically demanding, creating, and pushing for the world they deserve to live in – it is clear that they are carrying forward a legacy. Make no mistake, young people are being hit hard during this crisis. Beyond not getting to experience seminal milestones like graduations and proms, they are graduating into tremendous economic uncertainty, their planned futures unclear for now. They are living at home with their parents when most would be breaking out on their own. They are on pause for the immediate future with incredible challenges ahead. But their optimism and sense of community and identity will carry them through. I see it in my own kids. My son is 19, a college student, an artist.He’s not afraid to be exactly the person he is. To claim his artist status. To express himself through art in a way that is so uniquely HIM. And he revels in being part of a larger artist community. They find strength in the collective. We could all learn from that. I’m sitting in my apartment (where else would I be?) in the middle of week 7 of quarantine and I’mdreaming about live music. Wasn’t that fun? That sense of connection and togetherness, wedged too close together, trying to stake a good spot. Experiencing the immediacy and pure joy of music. Together. Together together – in the same space. Not like virtual together. Real together. Dancing, singing, jumping for joy. Celebrating! I’m holding out for that. I want that again. We’re doing the right thing – staying home, staying connected. But I think its ok to say I long for live music. And I know we’ll get back to it. When it’s safe and we can jump for joy without fear. As I think about live music, I can’t help but think wistfully about festival season. Levi’s always goes big at music festivals with Levi’s®Tailor Shops across the globe – featuring world class denim customization – its art really. Coachella is the biggest festival of all and so is our denim customization at Coachella. And our guest list. Last year our festival campaign, timed to launch during Coachella, featured Hailey Bieber as the face of the iconic 501. Nothing represents the fun of festival season like a 501 cutoff in the desert. This year I was so excited to revisit the magic with Hailey, with the addition of our friend Jaden. But in lieu of dancing in the desert, I’m left daydreaming about some of my favorite Coachella performances of the past (Janelle Monae, Lorde, Beyonce) while conjuring what would have been my new favorites from this year’s intended lineup – Ari Lennox? Frank Ocean? Well, there may not be any festivals but we’re launching the campaign anyway because we all deserve to dream a little. As I look at these images I’m reminded of our history – one mired in youthful optimism and progress. I’m reminded of photos from Woodstock in 1969 – billed as 3 days of peace and music. It was the epitome of activism, optimism and creativity. As Bob Haas (LS&Co. Chairman Emeritus and great-great-grand nephew of the company’s founder Levi Strauss) has said, “Levi’s is the embodiment of the energy and events of our time.” When the Berlin Wall came down, German youth stood atop it wearing Levi’s as a symbol of freedom and democratic inclusivity. Go to any Pride Parade around the world and you will find a Levi’s float and LGBTQ+ and their allies wearingLevi’s. It’s not an accident. Levi’s has always been the choice for those who dare to speak up and out, to use their voices, to fight for change, to hope for better days, more inclusion, more love, more joy. Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California wore Levi’s as he fought for gay rights here in San Francisco. Artists with unwavering creativity and a bold vision – Georgia O’Keefe, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring – all wore Levi’s. And musicians with original voices – yep, you guessed it. Levi’s. Debbie Harry, John Lennon, the Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Kurt Cobain, Run DMC, Joan Jett, Elvis, Beyonce. The list goes on. Levi’s. Levi’s has always been a symbol of democratic inclusion and youth empowerment, the choice of those daring to push for a better tomorrow. Levi Strauss himself was the embodiment of this ideal. He left his home in (Bavaria) to seek a better life on the shores of California. He opened a dry goods store and donated the first of his profits to a local orphanage. As we look at today’s youth – this generation that is unapologetically demanding, creating, and pushing for the world they deserve to live in – it is clear that they are carrying forward a legacy. Make no mistake, young people are being hit hard during this crisis. Beyond not getting to experience seminal milestones like graduations and proms, they are graduating into tremendous economic uncertainty, their planned futures unclear for now. They are living at home with their parents when most would be breaking out on their own. They are on pause for the immediate future with incredible challenges ahead. But their optimism and sense of community and identity will carry them through. I see it in my own kids. My son is 19, a college student, an artist.He’s not afraid to be exactly the person he is. To claim his artist status. To express himself through art in a way that is so uniquely HIM. And he revels in being part of a larger artist community. They find strength in the collective. We could all learn from that.

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