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DSQUARED2 presents the new capsule collection starring Zlatan Ibrahimović
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DSQUARED2 presents the new capsule collection starring Zlatan Ibrahimović

Fashion ''Celebrating Zlatan Ibrahimović, Dsquared2’s Spring Summer 2021 Icon capsule features pieces are personalized with the Swedish football champion. An icon on and off the pitch, Zlatan Ibrahimović’s profile portrait, shot by Giampaolo Sgura becomes a graphic element of the collection, appearing printed on the back of a nylon jacket, and on the front of sweatshirts with a powerful quote by the footballer about the sport. For this capsule, the Icon logo is combined with the footballer’s last name, Ibrahimović and the Dsquared2 lettering in red.’' ''Celebrating Zlatan Ibrahimović, Dsquared2’s Spring Summer 2021 Icon capsule features pieces are personalized with the Swedish football champion. An icon on and off the pitch, Zlatan Ibrahimović’s profile portrait, shot by Giampaolo Sgura becomes a graphic element of the collection, appearing printed on the back of a nylon jacket, and on the front of sweatshirts with a powerful quote by the footballer about the sport. For this capsule, the Icon logo is combined with the footballer’s last name, Ibrahimović and the Dsquared2 lettering in red.’'

 KATE MOSS AGENCY LAUNCHES LIMITED-EDITION BUTTERFLY COLLECTION IN SUPPORT OF SAVE THE CHILDREN
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KATE MOSS AGENCY LAUNCHES LIMITED-EDITION BUTTERFLY COLLECTION IN SUPPORT OF SAVE THE CHILDREN

Fashion Kate Moss Agency announces its second range from KMA Studio, The Butterfly Collection, in partnership with Save the Children. The limited-edition collection launches on February 25th and includes a t-shirt and hoodie featuring an abstract butterfly print as captured by wildlife photographer Finlay Pitt.      The 100 per cent organic cotton t-shirts and hoodies, priced at £45 and £90 respectively, were inspired by Kate’s fascination of butterflies and her belief in the Butterfly Effect, whereby seemingly minor events can have large and significant consequences.      Kate Moss said: “Having recently launched KMA Studio the team and I wanted to create more sustainable merchandise which also benefits others. Inspired by the ‘Butterfly Effect’ theory of small change having a big effect and my love of butterflies, we designed this custom, abstract print. Partnering with Save The Children on a limited run of hoodies and t-shirts means we can donate to a greater cause through our small-scale project.”     KMA Studio will be donating £5 from each item sold to Save the Children to ensure that disadvantaged children around the world can stay safe and healthy to keep learning. Save the Children works in more than 100 countries, including the UK, to help young people reach their full potential and build a better future.     Caroline Whatley, Chair of Global Partnerships at Save the Children said: “We’re so excited to be partnering with KMA Studio on this beautiful limited-edition collection. Purchasing a t-shirt or hoodie from the range will mean we’re able to raise money to help change the lives of children around the world. As the Coronavirus crisis takes its toll on our most vulnerable children both here in the UK and globally, partnerships like this are more important than ever.”   The blue-green abstract print derives from photographer Finlay Pitt’s microscopic image of a butterfly wing which he captured as part of a recent photography project at university.      Finlay Pitt, photographer and conservationist, said: “I am incredibly proud to be involved in this collection for KMA Studio and Save the Children. Since I was five years old, I’ve dreamt of being a wildlife photographer. More recently I’ve been dedicating my photography to conservation work and I hope this partnership can both shed light and alleviate some of the struggles children face around the world.”      All KMA Studio products are ethically sourced and made from 100 per cent organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. Working closely with a factory in Tiruppur, India, to source the raw materials, KMA Studio have produced a small collection with a focus on sustainability and minimising environmental impact at all stages.       Products will be sent in recyclable packaging; swing tags have been made from recycled waste material collected during production and KMA Studio have taken all available steps to ensure the highest ethical standards throughout the process.     All products are available from KMAStudio.com from 25th February.    'Wear & Share' on social media using @SaveChildrenUK @katemossagency  #ButterflySeries Kate Moss Agency announces its second range from KMA Studio, The Butterfly Collection, in partnership with Save the Children. The limited-edition collection launches on February 25th and includes a t-shirt and hoodie featuring an abstract butterfly print as captured by wildlife photographer Finlay Pitt.      The 100 per cent organic cotton t-shirts and hoodies, priced at £45 and £90 respectively, were inspired by Kate’s fascination of butterflies and her belief in the Butterfly Effect, whereby seemingly minor events can have large and significant consequences.      Kate Moss said: “Having recently launched KMA Studio the team and I wanted to create more sustainable merchandise which also benefits others. Inspired by the ‘Butterfly Effect’ theory of small change having a big effect and my love of butterflies, we designed this custom, abstract print. Partnering with Save The Children on a limited run of hoodies and t-shirts means we can donate to a greater cause through our small-scale project.”     KMA Studio will be donating £5 from each item sold to Save the Children to ensure that disadvantaged children around the world can stay safe and healthy to keep learning. Save the Children works in more than 100 countries, including the UK, to help young people reach their full potential and build a better future.     Caroline Whatley, Chair of Global Partnerships at Save the Children said: “We’re so excited to be partnering with KMA Studio on this beautiful limited-edition collection. Purchasing a t-shirt or hoodie from the range will mean we’re able to raise money to help change the lives of children around the world. As the Coronavirus crisis takes its toll on our most vulnerable children both here in the UK and globally, partnerships like this are more important than ever.”   The blue-green abstract print derives from photographer Finlay Pitt’s microscopic image of a butterfly wing which he captured as part of a recent photography project at university.      Finlay Pitt, photographer and conservationist, said: “I am incredibly proud to be involved in this collection for KMA Studio and Save the Children. Since I was five years old, I’ve dreamt of being a wildlife photographer. More recently I’ve been dedicating my photography to conservation work and I hope this partnership can both shed light and alleviate some of the struggles children face around the world.”      All KMA Studio products are ethically sourced and made from 100 per cent organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. Working closely with a factory in Tiruppur, India, to source the raw materials, KMA Studio have produced a small collection with a focus on sustainability and minimising environmental impact at all stages.       Products will be sent in recyclable packaging; swing tags have been made from recycled waste material collected during production and KMA Studio have taken all available steps to ensure the highest ethical standards throughout the process.     All products are available from KMAStudio.com from 25th February.    'Wear & Share' on social media using @SaveChildrenUK @katemossagency  #ButterflySeries

Xiaomi introduces the new Mi 11
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Xiaomi introduces the new Mi 11

Design Shoot like a director with Advanced AI and cutting edge software. Boasting a 108MP wide-angle main camera, 13MP 123° ultra-wide angle camera and 5MP telemacro camera, Mi 11 delivers a triple photography and videography threat. Thedevice is redefining photography after dark, with Night Mode capabilities on three camerasand Ultra Night Video. Taking things a notch higher, Mi 11’s six one-click AI cinema modes will put Hollywood on notice. Moreover, AI Erase 2.0 and numerous stunning video effects accommodate epic visuals with ease. With all these features, premium-grade hardware, as well as 4K HDR10+ video recording and upgraded voice recording enabling studio-levelshooting, anyone can be a filmmaker.     Power and elegance inform a new design philosophy. With Mi 11, Xiaomi balances top-of-the-line specs without compromising on design. Available in several frosted glass color variants, Mi 11 features an upgraded cameralayout, cut and milled from a single piece of glass for a sleeker profile. A thinner,lightweight form factor will have you eager to show off Mi 11 wherever you go. And with the latest, extra durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass VictusTM, the smartphone has built-in scratch and drop resistance, propping up its premium build quality.     Xiaomi’s most advanced display ever meets professionally tuned audio. Sporting a 6.81” AMOLED DotDisplay, Mi 11 is a true showstopper with a DisplayMate A+ rating and 13 records to add to its accolades. Quad-curved smooth edges offer a comfortable grip and bezel-less feel made even more enjoyable thanks to hardware-level mistouch prevention. WQHD+ ultra-high resolution and HDR10+ deliver stunning detail and clarity. Xiaomi’s Super Resolution technology upgrades low resolution videos up to WQHD+ quality without increasing data consumption. On top of that, 10-bit color technology achieves smoother color transitions while 120Hz AdaptiveSync automatically adjusts content’s frame rate for optimal viewing. Not to mention the extra-fast 480Hz touch sampling rate for extreme gaming experience.     An in-screen fingerprint sensor – now featuring built-in heart rate monitoring – lets youeffortlessly unlock your device and manage your health on the go. Additionally, thanks to SOUND BY Harman Kardon and stereo speakers, Mi 11 sounds just as good as it looks. Raising the bar with Qualcomm®’s most powerful mobile platform and staggering charing speeds Featuring the latest Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 888 mobile platform and cutting-edge 5nmprocess technology, Mi 11 is faster, more powerful and more efficient than its predecessor,Mi 10. The ultra-large Arm Cortex-X1 core provides for 30% faster performance than previous iterations, while the integrated X60 5G modem supports more 5G bands for flawless connectivity. Equipped with the latest LiquidCool heat dissipation system, the device effortlessly deals with extreme gaming and other high-capacity operations while staying cool. All that while its 3,200MHz LPDDR5 ensures incredible data transfer speed that has increased from 5,500Mbps to 6,400Mbps. With a 4,600mAh (typ) battery offering 55W wired charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging, you’ll be powered up for any adventure life throws your way. Shoot like a director with Advanced AI and cutting edge software. Boasting a 108MP wide-angle main camera, 13MP 123° ultra-wide angle camera and 5MP telemacro camera, Mi 11 delivers a triple photography and videography threat. Thedevice is redefining photography after dark, with Night Mode capabilities on three camerasand Ultra Night Video. Taking things a notch higher, Mi 11’s six one-click AI cinema modes will put Hollywood on notice. Moreover, AI Erase 2.0 and numerous stunning video effects accommodate epic visuals with ease. With all these features, premium-grade hardware, as well as 4K HDR10+ video recording and upgraded voice recording enabling studio-levelshooting, anyone can be a filmmaker.     Power and elegance inform a new design philosophy. With Mi 11, Xiaomi balances top-of-the-line specs without compromising on design. Available in several frosted glass color variants, Mi 11 features an upgraded cameralayout, cut and milled from a single piece of glass for a sleeker profile. A thinner,lightweight form factor will have you eager to show off Mi 11 wherever you go. And with the latest, extra durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass VictusTM, the smartphone has built-in scratch and drop resistance, propping up its premium build quality.     Xiaomi’s most advanced display ever meets professionally tuned audio. Sporting a 6.81” AMOLED DotDisplay, Mi 11 is a true showstopper with a DisplayMate A+ rating and 13 records to add to its accolades. Quad-curved smooth edges offer a comfortable grip and bezel-less feel made even more enjoyable thanks to hardware-level mistouch prevention. WQHD+ ultra-high resolution and HDR10+ deliver stunning detail and clarity. Xiaomi’s Super Resolution technology upgrades low resolution videos up to WQHD+ quality without increasing data consumption. On top of that, 10-bit color technology achieves smoother color transitions while 120Hz AdaptiveSync automatically adjusts content’s frame rate for optimal viewing. Not to mention the extra-fast 480Hz touch sampling rate for extreme gaming experience.     An in-screen fingerprint sensor – now featuring built-in heart rate monitoring – lets youeffortlessly unlock your device and manage your health on the go. Additionally, thanks to SOUND BY Harman Kardon and stereo speakers, Mi 11 sounds just as good as it looks. Raising the bar with Qualcomm®’s most powerful mobile platform and staggering charing speeds Featuring the latest Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 888 mobile platform and cutting-edge 5nmprocess technology, Mi 11 is faster, more powerful and more efficient than its predecessor,Mi 10. The ultra-large Arm Cortex-X1 core provides for 30% faster performance than previous iterations, while the integrated X60 5G modem supports more 5G bands for flawless connectivity. Equipped with the latest LiquidCool heat dissipation system, the device effortlessly deals with extreme gaming and other high-capacity operations while staying cool. All that while its 3,200MHz LPDDR5 ensures incredible data transfer speed that has increased from 5,500Mbps to 6,400Mbps. With a 4,600mAh (typ) battery offering 55W wired charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging, you’ll be powered up for any adventure life throws your way.

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Giorgio Armani presents men's Autumn/Winter 21/22 Collection
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Giorgio Armani presents men's Autumn/Winter 21/22 Collection

Fashion Week Giorgio Armani has always been fascinated by the psychology of dressing. He explores the nuances and passages in a very natural way. It is no coincidence that his style was immortalised in a film scene showing a man in front of a wardrobe, intent on making a choice. The new collection is just that: a structured wardrobe, a collection of garments that, when updated, span the decades in rapid transitions. They are clothes that each man can wear and mix and match as he wishes, to express and portray himself. There is also a touch of eclecticism in conceiving new volumes and applications: jackets are soft and flowing like shirts, coats are supple and enveloping, sweaters adhere to the body and are punctuated with geometric patterns. The way surfaces are used is also eclectic: geometric patchworks of velvet and wool, or brightly coloured floral patterns make each garment unique. The journey into a world of typically Armanian ease follows a chromatic path that switches between natural hues, deep blues and black, alongside flashes of leather, brightened by velvet. This is the portrait of a self-assured, nonchalant man, who can dispense with a jacket in the evening, wearing only a velvet shirt. Giorgio Armani has always been fascinated by the psychology of dressing. He explores the nuances and passages in a very natural way. It is no coincidence that his style was immortalised in a film scene showing a man in front of a wardrobe, intent on making a choice. The new collection is just that: a structured wardrobe, a collection of garments that, when updated, span the decades in rapid transitions. They are clothes that each man can wear and mix and match as he wishes, to express and portray himself. There is also a touch of eclecticism in conceiving new volumes and applications: jackets are soft and flowing like shirts, coats are supple and enveloping, sweaters adhere to the body and are punctuated with geometric patterns. The way surfaces are used is also eclectic: geometric patchworks of velvet and wool, or brightly coloured floral patterns make each garment unique. The journey into a world of typically Armanian ease follows a chromatic path that switches between natural hues, deep blues and black, alongside flashes of leather, brightened by velvet. This is the portrait of a self-assured, nonchalant man, who can dispense with a jacket in the evening, wearing only a velvet shirt.

Elisabetta Franchi presents the 2021-2022 Fall-Winter Collection
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Elisabetta Franchi presents the 2021-2022 Fall-Winter Collection

Fashion Week Elisabetta Franchi presents the 2021-2022 Fall-Winter Collection in a setting of re ned taste characterised by a horse riding style. The image Elisabetta Franchi brings to the catwalk is that of a woman being as feminine as daring, who stands out for her aristocratic elegance. This is the season of metamorphosis: in a society where women play several roles, the Maison emphasises the women who fear nothing and who want to boldly ride their everyday life.   For this season, boots and combat boots are matched with haute couture garments and more daily items for effective contrasts reminding of the poetry of another era. Jockey hats, high boots, shaped jackets and accessories that recall the characters and lines of saddlery. The Maison’s iconic items nd their place among geometrically shaped capes, soft cardigans and sophisticated dresses. Handbags play an important role as an unquestionably tasteful accessory.   The woman by Elisabetta Franchi is a horsewoman who strives for beauty, richness in clothing and jewels of golden shine. The new season’s must-haves with classic design are strategically matched with fancy patterns that bring out unexpected elective af nities presented in a contemporary key. The modern horsewoman shows the strength and ability to adapt and modify her re ection through times and events, even in unexpected social groups, but always with independence as a leitmotiv. The woman who wearsElisabetta Franchi’s 2021-2022 Fall Winter collection can express all her beauty and elegance, by underlining her posture thanks to a romantic dress. Elisabetta Franchi presents the 2021-2022 Fall-Winter Collection in a setting of re ned taste characterised by a horse riding style. The image Elisabetta Franchi brings to the catwalk is that of a woman being as feminine as daring, who stands out for her aristocratic elegance. This is the season of metamorphosis: in a society where women play several roles, the Maison emphasises the women who fear nothing and who want to boldly ride their everyday life.   For this season, boots and combat boots are matched with haute couture garments and more daily items for effective contrasts reminding of the poetry of another era. Jockey hats, high boots, shaped jackets and accessories that recall the characters and lines of saddlery. The Maison’s iconic items nd their place among geometrically shaped capes, soft cardigans and sophisticated dresses. Handbags play an important role as an unquestionably tasteful accessory.   The woman by Elisabetta Franchi is a horsewoman who strives for beauty, richness in clothing and jewels of golden shine. The new season’s must-haves with classic design are strategically matched with fancy patterns that bring out unexpected elective af nities presented in a contemporary key. The modern horsewoman shows the strength and ability to adapt and modify her re ection through times and events, even in unexpected social groups, but always with independence as a leitmotiv. The woman who wearsElisabetta Franchi’s 2021-2022 Fall Winter collection can express all her beauty and elegance, by underlining her posture thanks to a romantic dress.

"Calm during a storm". In conversation with Toto Blaauw
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"Calm during a storm". In conversation with Toto Blaauw

Art If, as a young artist, you get to hold your first group exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, the expectations are very high. Especially when he dropped out of school at the Willem de Kooning Academy shortly before. During art school he did graduate from his propaedeutic year, what gave him the confidence to drop out.     With his contemporary work he managed to find his purpose and build a community around him. The corona era is a strange time for everyone, but Toto mainly uses it to dive deeper into his art and is more committed than ever.     While conducting this interview we realized that there will probably no longer be a pre Covid world. We have to get used to our new existence and that is intense. Life literally runs through a screen now. "For Toto, the year 2020 passed very quickly and he experienced it as monotonous: "I mainly observed and adapted on the situation so that I could convert it all into new work.     People's behaviour has also changed a lot. We now deal with each other very consciously, everything goes faster and has to be planned, nothing is spontaneous or personal anymore. Although a lot of people became more conscious of their blessings and practicing gratitude. "You don’t know what you got until its gone right.” But the bigger question is: What are we doing to make things better?"     Toto has always been inspired by his environment because imagination and the love to create were there early on.      The Amsterdam-based artist, has an Indonesian mother and a Dutch father. His  upbringing learned him about various art, music and culture. He started drawing his own characters in imaginary worlds at a very young age. Inspired by his drawings from his grandparents, cartoons and MTV in the mid 90s.     Much later in art school, Toto began to take everything a little more seriously and discovered the power of good art. On school trips to the Art Biennale in Venice and Documenta in Kasselhe felt a strong curiosity and urge to participate in this world.It’s a dream of mine to participate in one of these large art events in the near future.   For Toto, art has no rules and he feels free to make whatever he wants."My work comes from a place where love, responsibility and cultural background play an important role. I would describe it as a visual language that continues to develop and tries to touch the viewer by any means.  "The young artist is known for his mix with old and new techniques and materials. He uses humour and symbolism to give balance on the harsh realities of society, culture and race.    Duality is a concept that is often used in the characters, symbols and language of his work. It is his way of conveying what is going on in his head. His work should above all radiate tranquillity. "I feel that the world is getting busier due digitalization, performance pressure and inequality. I think humans need a moment of calmness. I try to address this need with my work. With one of my designs, Paradise, I take you back to the beginning; the creation of the earth. Around the work I made a grid that represents a kind of time machine. This allows you to look back from the present to a period of purity and calmness. A state of being free from all the noise.   Lately it has been a period of awareness for Toto. "Before Covid, I was very busy with new work and deadlines. But because we were forced to sit at home and a number of projects were cancelled, I was forced to rest. "It turned out to be a moment of reflection and good for the state of mind, but after 8 months the situation started to really feel unnatural. "This pandemic feels like a transition period, in which we need to stay mentally healthy and strong. But also need to look at ourselves as humans and make bigger and better decisions for the future.   Even though I felt a lot of frustration, It has made me stronger and focus on the goals I want to achieve. "Even though, like the rest of the world, he is undergoing a change; its purpose remains the same. "I have created my own visual language. The observant viewer often sees the specific "eyes" reflected in my work. The meaning of these eyes depend on the context. But generally reflect the motives of human nature. Every human-being is addicted, hypnotized or obsessed with something, this can be positive or negative. Another example is consciousness of the human-being, who sometimes does not realize what is really happening around him or her?   Toto has an eclectic mix of influences for his work drawing inspiration from music, books, film, architecture and conversations. The way he does research is very detailed and specific, his brain knows exactly what part of the information he loves and should take.Research is a big part of Toto’s working proces and it gives his work way more layering and depth.   He finds it interesting how Solange Knowles, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shawn Stüssy, James Turrell and Mark Gonzales think. Their work mentality is also something he can appreciate, the work is about and for the people. Work ethics and passion are very important in our industry, you have to want to work hard because its hard especially in the current zeitgeist."      Maybe there is a lot of chaos in the world now and everything feels different, but Toto still sees the future optimistic, he has to. "I really envision a healthy future for human beings on earth and I already started to visualize this new world. “Currently I’m working on new creations and collaborative projects and undoubtedly contribute to positive changes.    Toto Blaauw will launch new work in 2021 during his new solo exhibition: “Hello New World”. That will be opening spring, more information on the location will come out soon.Follow the Numéro Netherlands site and Toto Blaauw with exact dates and the location of the exhibition.   If, as a young artist, you get to hold your first group exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, the expectations are very high. Especially when he dropped out of school at the Willem de Kooning Academy shortly before. During art school he did graduate from his propaedeutic year, what gave him the confidence to drop out.     With his contemporary work he managed to find his purpose and build a community around him. The corona era is a strange time for everyone, but Toto mainly uses it to dive deeper into his art and is more committed than ever.     While conducting this interview we realized that there will probably no longer be a pre Covid world. We have to get used to our new existence and that is intense. Life literally runs through a screen now. "For Toto, the year 2020 passed very quickly and he experienced it as monotonous: "I mainly observed and adapted on the situation so that I could convert it all into new work.     People's behaviour has also changed a lot. We now deal with each other very consciously, everything goes faster and has to be planned, nothing is spontaneous or personal anymore. Although a lot of people became more conscious of their blessings and practicing gratitude. "You don’t know what you got until its gone right.” But the bigger question is: What are we doing to make things better?"     Toto has always been inspired by his environment because imagination and the love to create were there early on.      The Amsterdam-based artist, has an Indonesian mother and a Dutch father. His  upbringing learned him about various art, music and culture. He started drawing his own characters in imaginary worlds at a very young age. Inspired by his drawings from his grandparents, cartoons and MTV in the mid 90s.     Much later in art school, Toto began to take everything a little more seriously and discovered the power of good art. On school trips to the Art Biennale in Venice and Documenta in Kasselhe felt a strong curiosity and urge to participate in this world.It’s a dream of mine to participate in one of these large art events in the near future.   For Toto, art has no rules and he feels free to make whatever he wants."My work comes from a place where love, responsibility and cultural background play an important role. I would describe it as a visual language that continues to develop and tries to touch the viewer by any means.  "The young artist is known for his mix with old and new techniques and materials. He uses humour and symbolism to give balance on the harsh realities of society, culture and race.    Duality is a concept that is often used in the characters, symbols and language of his work. It is his way of conveying what is going on in his head. His work should above all radiate tranquillity. "I feel that the world is getting busier due digitalization, performance pressure and inequality. I think humans need a moment of calmness. I try to address this need with my work. With one of my designs, Paradise, I take you back to the beginning; the creation of the earth. Around the work I made a grid that represents a kind of time machine. This allows you to look back from the present to a period of purity and calmness. A state of being free from all the noise.   Lately it has been a period of awareness for Toto. "Before Covid, I was very busy with new work and deadlines. But because we were forced to sit at home and a number of projects were cancelled, I was forced to rest. "It turned out to be a moment of reflection and good for the state of mind, but after 8 months the situation started to really feel unnatural. "This pandemic feels like a transition period, in which we need to stay mentally healthy and strong. But also need to look at ourselves as humans and make bigger and better decisions for the future.   Even though I felt a lot of frustration, It has made me stronger and focus on the goals I want to achieve. "Even though, like the rest of the world, he is undergoing a change; its purpose remains the same. "I have created my own visual language. The observant viewer often sees the specific "eyes" reflected in my work. The meaning of these eyes depend on the context. But generally reflect the motives of human nature. Every human-being is addicted, hypnotized or obsessed with something, this can be positive or negative. Another example is consciousness of the human-being, who sometimes does not realize what is really happening around him or her?   Toto has an eclectic mix of influences for his work drawing inspiration from music, books, film, architecture and conversations. The way he does research is very detailed and specific, his brain knows exactly what part of the information he loves and should take.Research is a big part of Toto’s working proces and it gives his work way more layering and depth.   He finds it interesting how Solange Knowles, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shawn Stüssy, James Turrell and Mark Gonzales think. Their work mentality is also something he can appreciate, the work is about and for the people. Work ethics and passion are very important in our industry, you have to want to work hard because its hard especially in the current zeitgeist."      Maybe there is a lot of chaos in the world now and everything feels different, but Toto still sees the future optimistic, he has to. "I really envision a healthy future for human beings on earth and I already started to visualize this new world. “Currently I’m working on new creations and collaborative projects and undoubtedly contribute to positive changes.    Toto Blaauw will launch new work in 2021 during his new solo exhibition: “Hello New World”. That will be opening spring, more information on the location will come out soon.Follow the Numéro Netherlands site and Toto Blaauw with exact dates and the location of the exhibition.  

DSQUARED2 PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR FALL & WINTER
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DSQUARED2 PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR FALL & WINTER

Fashion Week The new collection includes a collaboration with Patrick Cox, the shoe designer behind the iconic Wannabe loafer and a teenage friend of Dean and Dan Caten.     Restyling the Wannabe’s famed square-toe form, first launched in the 90s, the Wanna-D2 comes in different styles: a heeled loafer with a mini platform, the same style in a high boot and thigh boot, and a lower ankle boot version with a chunky heel and a front strap with D hardware.   Bodysuits and dresses embroidered with poetry are paired with sporty details, color-blocked nylon wide legged pants with elasticated ankles and a long tailored jacket, or loose denim pants with paint splatters in a camouflage pattern. Outdoorsy tweed checks and wallpaper florals in earthy tones take form in retro shapes.     Dressing for the outdoors—the Canadian woods—and the city has a new uniform in Dsquared2’s Fall Winter 2021 men’s collection. The idea is expressed in a key look of an oversized coat—a mashup of different styles and completed with a built-in check shirt—wide legged pants and thick soled moccasins styled on Patrick Cox’s iconic Wannabe design from the 90s in a special collaboration for the collection.      Starry nights in lit-up cities inspire glamorous feminine detailing on masculine pieces. A cowboy shirt has sequin embellishments, a chain fringe details a blazer.  The new collection includes a collaboration with Patrick Cox, the shoe designer behind the iconic Wannabe loafer and a teenage friend of Dean and Dan Caten.     Restyling the Wannabe’s famed square-toe form, first launched in the 90s, the Wanna-D2 comes in different styles: a heeled loafer with a mini platform, the same style in a high boot and thigh boot, and a lower ankle boot version with a chunky heel and a front strap with D hardware.   Bodysuits and dresses embroidered with poetry are paired with sporty details, color-blocked nylon wide legged pants with elasticated ankles and a long tailored jacket, or loose denim pants with paint splatters in a camouflage pattern. Outdoorsy tweed checks and wallpaper florals in earthy tones take form in retro shapes.     Dressing for the outdoors—the Canadian woods—and the city has a new uniform in Dsquared2’s Fall Winter 2021 men’s collection. The idea is expressed in a key look of an oversized coat—a mashup of different styles and completed with a built-in check shirt—wide legged pants and thick soled moccasins styled on Patrick Cox’s iconic Wannabe design from the 90s in a special collaboration for the collection.      Starry nights in lit-up cities inspire glamorous feminine detailing on masculine pieces. A cowboy shirt has sequin embellishments, a chain fringe details a blazer. 

CHANEL PRESENTS THE SPRING & SUMMER 2021 READY-TO-WEAR CAMPAIGN
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CHANEL PRESENTS THE SPRING & SUMMER 2021 READY-TO-WEAR CAMPAIGN

Fashion A very special emotion arises when CHANEL welcomes a long-time friend. Charlotte Casiraghi, the new CHANEL ambassador and spokesperson, illuminates the campaign for the Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection, shot in the legendary principality of Monaco by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.      “The story around Charlotte’s life in Monaco started with the cinematic idea of day for night”, explain the Dutch photography duo. “Staging the set ups in similar locations both at night and during the day was the starting point for this series in which Charlotte fluctuates between dream and reality. Is she real, we wonder, or is she an apparition wandering in a place she might not fully belong to?” An ode to the seventh art where enchantment competes with fascination. “Charlotte has a mysterious quality, a push-pull duality that emphasizes our play on the merging of reality and dream,” they add.      Day and night, in black and white or in colour, by a swimming pool or in the privacy of a bedroom, Charlotte Casiraghi embodies, in this mythical Monaco, a specific idea of cinema that inspired Virginie Viard for the collection.      Certain words come to mind when contemplating these silhouettes, like the flashbulbs on a red carpet. Starting with glamour: a long, sleeveless black tweed gilet decorated with bows worn over flowing trousers, a suit in iridescent black tweed with a satin collar and cuffs, a chiffon ensemble embroidered with sequins, a leather jacket and skirt, a black strapless dress in tweed and chiffon. Then sophistication: a long dress in pleated chiffon printed with the letters "CHANEL", a pink and navy blue dress belted like a cardigan, an ecru dress in cotton tweed emphasised with braid, a long dress in crêpe de Chine printed with small flowers. Finally, joy and colour: a red cashmere embroidered sweater over a pair of capri pants, a striped tweed dress adorned with jewelled buttons.      The CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection will be in boutiques from March 2nd 2021.      #CHANELSpringSummer A very special emotion arises when CHANEL welcomes a long-time friend. Charlotte Casiraghi, the new CHANEL ambassador and spokesperson, illuminates the campaign for the Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection, shot in the legendary principality of Monaco by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.      “The story around Charlotte’s life in Monaco started with the cinematic idea of day for night”, explain the Dutch photography duo. “Staging the set ups in similar locations both at night and during the day was the starting point for this series in which Charlotte fluctuates between dream and reality. Is she real, we wonder, or is she an apparition wandering in a place she might not fully belong to?” An ode to the seventh art where enchantment competes with fascination. “Charlotte has a mysterious quality, a push-pull duality that emphasizes our play on the merging of reality and dream,” they add.      Day and night, in black and white or in colour, by a swimming pool or in the privacy of a bedroom, Charlotte Casiraghi embodies, in this mythical Monaco, a specific idea of cinema that inspired Virginie Viard for the collection.      Certain words come to mind when contemplating these silhouettes, like the flashbulbs on a red carpet. Starting with glamour: a long, sleeveless black tweed gilet decorated with bows worn over flowing trousers, a suit in iridescent black tweed with a satin collar and cuffs, a chiffon ensemble embroidered with sequins, a leather jacket and skirt, a black strapless dress in tweed and chiffon. Then sophistication: a long dress in pleated chiffon printed with the letters "CHANEL", a pink and navy blue dress belted like a cardigan, an ecru dress in cotton tweed emphasised with braid, a long dress in crêpe de Chine printed with small flowers. Finally, joy and colour: a red cashmere embroidered sweater over a pair of capri pants, a striped tweed dress adorned with jewelled buttons.      The CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection will be in boutiques from March 2nd 2021.      #CHANELSpringSummer

BURBERRY REVEALS ITS SPRING/SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN
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BURBERRY REVEALS ITS SPRING/SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN

Fashion ‘For the Spring/Summer 2021 show, I wanted to create this incredible experience bringing together fashion, art, music, technology, live performance and to then explore the dialogue they have with each other. I have always been inspired by the concept of duality, so it was amazing to see the unique energy and dynamic tension that was found in the fusion of all these worlds. This campaign is all about continuing that examination of different perspectives, contrasting the rawness of the internal environment with the ever-blooming nature of the outdoors.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     Today, Burberry reveals its Spring/Summer 2021 campaign, bringing together contrasting worlds in an exploration of differingperspectives and viewpoints.     Photographed by Juergen Teller, the campaign presents a dichotomy between images: two different realms, indoors and outdoors, nature and fashion. Images captured within the scenography of the Spring/Summer 2021 show, with models immersed in nature, are juxtaposed with classical raw studio shots. Through these opposing lenses, the collection is presented from different viewpoints, transforming with the environment around them. Playing upon the overarching theme of the collection, rooted in a modern love story between a mermaid and a shark, the Spring/Summer 2021 campaign continues to expand on one of Burberry’s signature house codes: duality – constantly exploring the fusion of romanticism with innovation, form with function and past with future.     The Spring/Summer 2021 collection remasters the iconic emblems and hallmarks of the luxury fashion house – its character, nature and unique British DNA – with a modern free energy. A spirit of rebellion re-energising tradition. Natural canvas, denim and industrial, rubberised fabrications combine with delicate chiffon and crystal embroideries – streetwear meets classic.     Alongside Juergen Teller, Riccardo gathered a team of iconic talent including stylist Katy England, Burberry Global Beauty Director Isamaya Ffrench and hair stylist Gary Gill. The cast includes models He Cong, Tyler Forbes, Khali Ghani, Kayako Higuchi, Tashi Kwaiye, Reece Nelson, Yiorgos Paraskevas, Aylah Peterson, Claus Royo, Liv Walter, Anok Yai. ‘For the Spring/Summer 2021 show, I wanted to create this incredible experience bringing together fashion, art, music, technology, live performance and to then explore the dialogue they have with each other. I have always been inspired by the concept of duality, so it was amazing to see the unique energy and dynamic tension that was found in the fusion of all these worlds. This campaign is all about continuing that examination of different perspectives, contrasting the rawness of the internal environment with the ever-blooming nature of the outdoors.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     Today, Burberry reveals its Spring/Summer 2021 campaign, bringing together contrasting worlds in an exploration of differingperspectives and viewpoints.     Photographed by Juergen Teller, the campaign presents a dichotomy between images: two different realms, indoors and outdoors, nature and fashion. Images captured within the scenography of the Spring/Summer 2021 show, with models immersed in nature, are juxtaposed with classical raw studio shots. Through these opposing lenses, the collection is presented from different viewpoints, transforming with the environment around them. Playing upon the overarching theme of the collection, rooted in a modern love story between a mermaid and a shark, the Spring/Summer 2021 campaign continues to expand on one of Burberry’s signature house codes: duality – constantly exploring the fusion of romanticism with innovation, form with function and past with future.     The Spring/Summer 2021 collection remasters the iconic emblems and hallmarks of the luxury fashion house – its character, nature and unique British DNA – with a modern free energy. A spirit of rebellion re-energising tradition. Natural canvas, denim and industrial, rubberised fabrications combine with delicate chiffon and crystal embroideries – streetwear meets classic.     Alongside Juergen Teller, Riccardo gathered a team of iconic talent including stylist Katy England, Burberry Global Beauty Director Isamaya Ffrench and hair stylist Gary Gill. The cast includes models He Cong, Tyler Forbes, Khali Ghani, Kayako Higuchi, Tashi Kwaiye, Reece Nelson, Yiorgos Paraskevas, Aylah Peterson, Claus Royo, Liv Walter, Anok Yai.

Givenchy presents the CUT-OUT bag
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Givenchy presents the CUT-OUT bag

Accessories Givenchy presents the Cut-Out, a forward-looking unisex handbag that distills the essence of Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the House.     Distinctive for its sculptural, graphic lines, the Cut-Out nods to the Givenchy archives and ethos, notably the House’s V-shaped signature, here deftly deconstructed and counterbalanced by a squared base and a supple shoulder strap with striking silver embellishments. Like the latest reinterpretation of the Antigona, the Cut-Out is made of sophisticated, Box-finish leather. Various treatments span discreet matte or embossed textures evoking exotic scales with matte, metallic or vintage croc-effect finishes. Its modern allure is defined by the designer’s flair for innovative hardware signatures, as evidenced by the bold, cubic 4G chain, and the precedence of craft-driven flourishes, for example on a black leather version that is fully embellished with small silver eyelets that have been placed by hand. The Cut-Out is available in Small with or without the sinuous 4G chain, and in an ample Large size that makes a distinctive, fashion-forward statement. Colors include classic beige, tan or black, as well as directional shades of baby pink, purple and red. Prices: from 990€ to 1,390€ for the small style; 1,990€ for the large.     The Cut-Out will drop starting on February 26th, 2021, in Givenchy stores worldwide and on givenchy.com. Givenchy presents the Cut-Out, a forward-looking unisex handbag that distills the essence of Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the House.     Distinctive for its sculptural, graphic lines, the Cut-Out nods to the Givenchy archives and ethos, notably the House’s V-shaped signature, here deftly deconstructed and counterbalanced by a squared base and a supple shoulder strap with striking silver embellishments. Like the latest reinterpretation of the Antigona, the Cut-Out is made of sophisticated, Box-finish leather. Various treatments span discreet matte or embossed textures evoking exotic scales with matte, metallic or vintage croc-effect finishes. Its modern allure is defined by the designer’s flair for innovative hardware signatures, as evidenced by the bold, cubic 4G chain, and the precedence of craft-driven flourishes, for example on a black leather version that is fully embellished with small silver eyelets that have been placed by hand. The Cut-Out is available in Small with or without the sinuous 4G chain, and in an ample Large size that makes a distinctive, fashion-forward statement. Colors include classic beige, tan or black, as well as directional shades of baby pink, purple and red. Prices: from 990€ to 1,390€ for the small style; 1,990€ for the large.     The Cut-Out will drop starting on February 26th, 2021, in Givenchy stores worldwide and on givenchy.com.

Salvatore Ferragamo presents the new collection for Fall & Winter
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Salvatore Ferragamo presents the new collection for Fall & Winter

Fashion Week Salvatore Ferragamo leaps forward to shape a new now. Inspired by the limitless conceptual freedom of science fiction and the house’s heritage of technical innovation, creative director Paul Andrew projects into the future to craft an alternative vision for the present. Fueled by optimism and hope, this is a bright and youthful collection that disrupts and upgrades 21st century tropes of uniform - business, military, evening, sporting – discarding all that is old-fashioned. This collection is driven by sensitivity for the health of our environment.     Paul Andrew says: “In fashion, the past exerts a gravity - we are always drawn to it. For this season I wanted to invert that physics. The objective was to engineer a collection that sees the present through a prism of the future – unleashing a multitude of fresh perspectives. Pre-millennial sci-fi classics Gattaca, Until The End Of The World, and The Matrixwere all cinematic influences - past imaginings of the future that have shaped today. For this ‘Future Positive’ collection I imagined the standard contours of today’s uniforms as fossilised remnants of a long-forgotten past, freed of all associations of class, colour or creed. This collection proposes new uniforms for a utopian future in which diversity and positivity combine to transform our world for the better. As Salvatore Ferragamo once said of his own work, this collection is dedicated ‘to all those who must walk’ – at a time when we must be united in our determination to reimagine, rebuild, progress.”      Ready-to-wear sees tailoring templates blended and sequenced with codes drawn from militaria, moto, athletics, scuba and beyond. For both women and men, shirting, mohair knits, footwear and accessories are connected and complementary, presented in monochrome against bursts of colour. Seasonal advances include capes, coats and parkas in heat-processed leathers and wools, fine gauge technical knitwear, knit bodysuits and dresses patterned in an abstract future camouflage. Utility parkas and casual tailoring, dresses and outerwear strafed with irregular bursts of fringed yarn. A constellation of draped jersey dresses and statements in chainmail star and shine throughout the lineup.     Key footwear include space-biker boots, scuba sock sneakers, clogs in rubberised nappa, and a sleek reinterpretation of Ferragamo’s iconic F-heel adorned with rhinestones and a galvanised finish.  Key bags include the Nano-Trifolio in rubberised nappa and a revolumed, deconstructed Studio bag. A travel bag for men comes in a futuristic Gancini-embossed leather and features a pocketed utility strap.     A dress realized in polyester made from post-consumer recycled materials. Footwear soles include wood from certified responsibly managed forestry, recycled pre-consumer TPU rubber and polyurethane and metal-free leather tanned with plant-based materials and through a certified lower environmental impact production process. Selected accessories are made from upcycled pre-consumer offcuts, addressing material waste and avoiding virgin material production, and others are made from certified recycled pre and post-consumer wool and cashmere. Part of leather have been made with a chrome-free or metal-free tanning process. Sewing threads for part of footwear and leather goods are made from 100% post-consumer certified recycled PET.     ferragamo.com Salvatore Ferragamo leaps forward to shape a new now. Inspired by the limitless conceptual freedom of science fiction and the house’s heritage of technical innovation, creative director Paul Andrew projects into the future to craft an alternative vision for the present. Fueled by optimism and hope, this is a bright and youthful collection that disrupts and upgrades 21st century tropes of uniform - business, military, evening, sporting – discarding all that is old-fashioned. This collection is driven by sensitivity for the health of our environment.     Paul Andrew says: “In fashion, the past exerts a gravity - we are always drawn to it. For this season I wanted to invert that physics. The objective was to engineer a collection that sees the present through a prism of the future – unleashing a multitude of fresh perspectives. Pre-millennial sci-fi classics Gattaca, Until The End Of The World, and The Matrixwere all cinematic influences - past imaginings of the future that have shaped today. For this ‘Future Positive’ collection I imagined the standard contours of today’s uniforms as fossilised remnants of a long-forgotten past, freed of all associations of class, colour or creed. This collection proposes new uniforms for a utopian future in which diversity and positivity combine to transform our world for the better. As Salvatore Ferragamo once said of his own work, this collection is dedicated ‘to all those who must walk’ – at a time when we must be united in our determination to reimagine, rebuild, progress.”      Ready-to-wear sees tailoring templates blended and sequenced with codes drawn from militaria, moto, athletics, scuba and beyond. For both women and men, shirting, mohair knits, footwear and accessories are connected and complementary, presented in monochrome against bursts of colour. Seasonal advances include capes, coats and parkas in heat-processed leathers and wools, fine gauge technical knitwear, knit bodysuits and dresses patterned in an abstract future camouflage. Utility parkas and casual tailoring, dresses and outerwear strafed with irregular bursts of fringed yarn. A constellation of draped jersey dresses and statements in chainmail star and shine throughout the lineup.     Key footwear include space-biker boots, scuba sock sneakers, clogs in rubberised nappa, and a sleek reinterpretation of Ferragamo’s iconic F-heel adorned with rhinestones and a galvanised finish.  Key bags include the Nano-Trifolio in rubberised nappa and a revolumed, deconstructed Studio bag. A travel bag for men comes in a futuristic Gancini-embossed leather and features a pocketed utility strap.     A dress realized in polyester made from post-consumer recycled materials. Footwear soles include wood from certified responsibly managed forestry, recycled pre-consumer TPU rubber and polyurethane and metal-free leather tanned with plant-based materials and through a certified lower environmental impact production process. Selected accessories are made from upcycled pre-consumer offcuts, addressing material waste and avoiding virgin material production, and others are made from certified recycled pre and post-consumer wool and cashmere. Part of leather have been made with a chrome-free or metal-free tanning process. Sewing threads for part of footwear and leather goods are made from 100% post-consumer certified recycled PET.     ferragamo.com

Vault by Vans and Taka Hayashi Unearth Two Archival Styles: the OG Style 24 LX and OG Style 47 LX
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Vault by Vans and Taka Hayashi Unearth Two Archival Styles: the OG Style 24 LX and OG Style 47 LX

Accessories Vault by Vans and longtime celebrated designer Taka Hayashi look to the early days of Formula One racing for inspiration with the latest release of two archival styles: The OG Style 24 LX and OG Style 47 LX.      A high-top style, the OG Style 24 LX features full canvas uppers, a textured rubber toe cap, and contrast piping and lace guard. The shoe features Taka’s interpretation of the Classic Checkerboard finish line pattern printed on the uppers, while Vans detailing pulls inspiration from Formula One team jackets. The OG Style 24 LX is offered in two colorways: canvas Checkerboard/classic white/black and canvas Checkerboard/classic white/true white.     For the OG Style 47 LX, canvas uppers, a quilted vamp and contrasting heel stripes echo car racing suits of the ‘70s. Printed midsoles utilize Vans’ classic pattern, reminiscent of checkerboard racing flags. The shoe comes to life in two colorways—Baja blue/dress blues and raven/black— with contrast piping. The blue colorway features white heel stripes, while the black colorway features gold heel stripes.      Vault by Vans Taka Hayashi OG Style 24 LX will be available beginning February 26, 2021, followed by the OG Style 47 LX on March 1, 2021, at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, visit Vans.eu/Vault. Vault by Vans and longtime celebrated designer Taka Hayashi look to the early days of Formula One racing for inspiration with the latest release of two archival styles: The OG Style 24 LX and OG Style 47 LX.      A high-top style, the OG Style 24 LX features full canvas uppers, a textured rubber toe cap, and contrast piping and lace guard. The shoe features Taka’s interpretation of the Classic Checkerboard finish line pattern printed on the uppers, while Vans detailing pulls inspiration from Formula One team jackets. The OG Style 24 LX is offered in two colorways: canvas Checkerboard/classic white/black and canvas Checkerboard/classic white/true white.     For the OG Style 47 LX, canvas uppers, a quilted vamp and contrasting heel stripes echo car racing suits of the ‘70s. Printed midsoles utilize Vans’ classic pattern, reminiscent of checkerboard racing flags. The shoe comes to life in two colorways—Baja blue/dress blues and raven/black— with contrast piping. The blue colorway features white heel stripes, while the black colorway features gold heel stripes.      Vault by Vans Taka Hayashi OG Style 24 LX will be available beginning February 26, 2021, followed by the OG Style 47 LX on March 1, 2021, at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, visit Vans.eu/Vault.

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