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Yannis Sergakis presents the new SIGMA  collection
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Yannis Sergakis presents the new SIGMA collection

Jewelry That one cloudless moment, which leaves no room for anything but a big smile. A memory of salty air, the joy of letting loose, the brilliance of days one wishes would never end. The brilliance of an unassuming world of diamonds.   The new Charnières Sigma Collection, is a reminder of laid-back luxury. Through a choice of coloured cords and an in nite composition of diamond elements, one gets to build their own bracelet. A custom bracelet matching any mood, creating a new memory or bringing back a past one,organically becoming second skin.   One cord, one element; one cord, multiple elements. Many single-element cords in various colours; many multi-element cords in the same colour.   Countless diamond combinations that can be worn by anyone. That one cloudless moment, which leaves no room for anything but a big smile. A memory of salty air, the joy of letting loose, the brilliance of days one wishes would never end. The brilliance of an unassuming world of diamonds.   The new Charnières Sigma Collection, is a reminder of laid-back luxury. Through a choice of coloured cords and an in nite composition of diamond elements, one gets to build their own bracelet. A custom bracelet matching any mood, creating a new memory or bringing back a past one,organically becoming second skin.   One cord, one element; one cord, multiple elements. Many single-element cords in various colours; many multi-element cords in the same colour.   Countless diamond combinations that can be worn by anyone.

Moose Knuckles present "Pack Your Moose"
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Moose Knuckles present "Pack Your Moose"

Fashion The Pack Your Moose collection showcases the brand's newest innovation - packable outerwear. Designed for easy storage and transportation, Pack Your Moose provides a solution for our erratic weather. With Moose Knuckles you will always walk home prepared.      Pack Your Moose is made for unexpected torrential downpours who your local meteorologist forgot to mention. The collection consists of two anoraks for men, two anoraks for women, and one for the kids. Key features include unlined recycled nylon shells, bonded seams, recycled hardware, and integrated pouch pockets with dog clips for easy stowing.      Explore more on their website: https://www.mooseknucklescanada.com The Pack Your Moose collection showcases the brand's newest innovation - packable outerwear. Designed for easy storage and transportation, Pack Your Moose provides a solution for our erratic weather. With Moose Knuckles you will always walk home prepared.      Pack Your Moose is made for unexpected torrential downpours who your local meteorologist forgot to mention. The collection consists of two anoraks for men, two anoraks for women, and one for the kids. Key features include unlined recycled nylon shells, bonded seams, recycled hardware, and integrated pouch pockets with dog clips for easy stowing.      Explore more on their website: https://www.mooseknucklescanada.com

THE DIOR CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION
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THE DIOR CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION

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

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Sir Art Studio Introduces “New You”
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Sir Art Studio Introduces “New You”

Art After a challenging year, talented local Amsterdam artists are eager to explore who we are post-pandemic with the new exhibition “New You” on display at the Sir Art Studio through September. The gallery is located on Amsterdam’s vibrant Albert Cuypstraat, down the street from Sir Albert hotel.   The Sir Art Studio was introduced in December 2020 by Sir Hotels and curated by Amsterdam-based trend watcher, creative consultant and art lover Bionda Sno, who said, “My goal is to introduce artists who are underexposed by the traditional institutions.” The Sir Art Studio is a platform for emerging artists. The range of different artistic styles offers works for art connoisseurs and buyers, but also people who are new to the Amsterdam art scene.       EXHIBITION: “NEW YOU” – On display from June 5 to September 15, 2021     What started as a three-week lockdown became 15 months of separation and silence. This new exhibition titled “New You” explores nine artist’s development during this unprecedented time from multifaceted, eclectic perspectives. Antoine, Alljan and Deyrinio take visitors on a journey of sustainability and the continuous life of fabrics. Aron creates inner reflection with his portraits that function as a mirror. Daan emphasizes the divinity of self-care in mind, body and soul with his fine drawings. Corine and Esmay make the connection between the inner ‘you’ and how society will receive that new ‘you’. Finally, Matt and Romain (Hanging Petals) remind visitors to be kind to the new ‘you’ with bouquets that had a past life and now live on.     During Amsterdam Art Weekend, the Sir Art Studio is open from June 17–19 and 24–26 between 12:00–17:00. Visits outside of these times can also be scheduled by sending an email to bionsno@gmail.com. After a challenging year, talented local Amsterdam artists are eager to explore who we are post-pandemic with the new exhibition “New You” on display at the Sir Art Studio through September. The gallery is located on Amsterdam’s vibrant Albert Cuypstraat, down the street from Sir Albert hotel.   The Sir Art Studio was introduced in December 2020 by Sir Hotels and curated by Amsterdam-based trend watcher, creative consultant and art lover Bionda Sno, who said, “My goal is to introduce artists who are underexposed by the traditional institutions.” The Sir Art Studio is a platform for emerging artists. The range of different artistic styles offers works for art connoisseurs and buyers, but also people who are new to the Amsterdam art scene.       EXHIBITION: “NEW YOU” – On display from June 5 to September 15, 2021     What started as a three-week lockdown became 15 months of separation and silence. This new exhibition titled “New You” explores nine artist’s development during this unprecedented time from multifaceted, eclectic perspectives. Antoine, Alljan and Deyrinio take visitors on a journey of sustainability and the continuous life of fabrics. Aron creates inner reflection with his portraits that function as a mirror. Daan emphasizes the divinity of self-care in mind, body and soul with his fine drawings. Corine and Esmay make the connection between the inner ‘you’ and how society will receive that new ‘you’. Finally, Matt and Romain (Hanging Petals) remind visitors to be kind to the new ‘you’ with bouquets that had a past life and now live on.     During Amsterdam Art Weekend, the Sir Art Studio is open from June 17–19 and 24–26 between 12:00–17:00. Visits outside of these times can also be scheduled by sending an email to bionsno@gmail.com.

Acne Studios collaborates with artist Grant Levy-Lucero for a print capsule collection
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Acne Studios collaborates with artist Grant Levy-Lucero for a print capsule collection

Fashion For Fall/Winter 2021, Acne Studios collaborates once again with LA-based artist Grant Levy- Lucero on a special print collection. Known for his painted ceramic pots with references to both pop culture and antiquity, the prints of this capsule are Levy-Lucero’s take on hand-painted signage from around California with an added twist on classic American iconography.     The Fall/Winter 2021 Grant Levy-Lucero capsule collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 17 June. For Fall/Winter 2021, Acne Studios collaborates once again with LA-based artist Grant Levy- Lucero on a special print collection. Known for his painted ceramic pots with references to both pop culture and antiquity, the prints of this capsule are Levy-Lucero’s take on hand-painted signage from around California with an added twist on classic American iconography.     The Fall/Winter 2021 Grant Levy-Lucero capsule collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 17 June.

Numéro &  FDFA talk with Diederik Verbakel
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Numéro & FDFA talk with Diederik Verbakel

Fashion Fashion Design Festival Arnhem collaborates with Numéro magazine for a dedicated talk about the PURPOSE of and in the fashion industry. In a joint collaboration with designer Diederik Verbakelfrom*Died*, editor in chief Timotej Letonja deepens the understanding of Ratio, Emotions and Aesthetics in design. Together the duo assesses the importance of re-using materials, sustainable methods, technological developments, travelling and rethinking the fashion system.      The Aalten based designer Diederik Verbakel talks with Numéro's Timotej abouthow he puts technology at its best use, in order tochange the industry in a positive way. Diederik explains how a multidisciplinary approach allows designers to make their work more aesthetically coherent, making a story more complete and compelling.Together they also discuss the emotional impact of the global pandemic, to explore whether this pandemic resulted in a re-shift in creative processes.      This year Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem (FDFA) exploresour growing need for a purpose. Together with product and fashion designers FDFA is looking for the purpose of fashion and designin our society. How can the fashion system reinvent itself? How can we re-purpose the system? From June 3rduntil July 3rdFDFA will be visible, both online and offline, as a hybrid festival from the city of Arnhem.The complete program, with more than 50 participating designers, can be found at www.fdfarnhem.nl/programma     Watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq8Xc9X060k     Fashion Design Festival Arnhem collaborates with Numéro magazine for a dedicated talk about the PURPOSE of and in the fashion industry. In a joint collaboration with designer Diederik Verbakelfrom*Died*, editor in chief Timotej Letonja deepens the understanding of Ratio, Emotions and Aesthetics in design. Together the duo assesses the importance of re-using materials, sustainable methods, technological developments, travelling and rethinking the fashion system.      The Aalten based designer Diederik Verbakel talks with Numéro's Timotej abouthow he puts technology at its best use, in order tochange the industry in a positive way. Diederik explains how a multidisciplinary approach allows designers to make their work more aesthetically coherent, making a story more complete and compelling.Together they also discuss the emotional impact of the global pandemic, to explore whether this pandemic resulted in a re-shift in creative processes.      This year Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem (FDFA) exploresour growing need for a purpose. Together with product and fashion designers FDFA is looking for the purpose of fashion and designin our society. How can the fashion system reinvent itself? How can we re-purpose the system? From June 3rduntil July 3rdFDFA will be visible, both online and offline, as a hybrid festival from the city of Arnhem.The complete program, with more than 50 participating designers, can be found at www.fdfarnhem.nl/programma     Watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq8Xc9X060k    

GCDS LAUNCHES ITS FIRST EVER EYEWEAR CAMPAIGN  “ALL THE FACES OF GCDS”
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GCDS LAUNCHES ITS FIRST EVER EYEWEAR CAMPAIGN “ALL THE FACES OF GCDS”

Accessories Glasses are the closest thing to a mask that is legitimized as accessories for the eyes. GCDS comes full force with its first eyewear campaign set out with the intent to express the different faces and facets that represent the brand. When it comes to the idea of hiding emotions or showing excitement, the attention is not on the glasses but on all the faces – those that will hide, express or play sexy in order to allow themselves to Be.     The images shot by Vito Fernicola under the direction of Giuliano Calza, Creative Director and Co-Founder of GCDS, accentuate the different emotions one feels while wearing GCDS eyewear, licensed by Marcolin.     The cast of the campaign embodies the brand’s unique approach to today’s world. The GCDS crew represents fresh, young faces including Marco Varcoe, Alva Claire, Magdaleno Delgado and Leebo Freeman.     The eyewear reflects the brand’s playful yet elegant and researched style through a line of Divah masks and Felini squared shapes. A second drop of designs features brighter styles like the City and Kitty masks or the Cherry lenses.     The campaign is presented as a sneak peak of two different worlds - the black and white tones that hide the rebellious side and the colourful and vivid imagery where talents are allowed to be light and up beat, both extremely signature sides of GCDS!     The new collection will be available from June 17th at gcdswear.com, GCDS London, Milan and Rome as well as select optical shops in Italy.   TEAM: Photographed by : Vito Fernicola Creative Direction by : Giuliano Calza Styled by: Helena Tejedor Hair by: Ramona Eschbach Make up by: Patrick Glatthaar Talents: Marco Varcoe, Alva Claire, Magdaleno Delgado and Leebo Freeman Glasses are the closest thing to a mask that is legitimized as accessories for the eyes. GCDS comes full force with its first eyewear campaign set out with the intent to express the different faces and facets that represent the brand. When it comes to the idea of hiding emotions or showing excitement, the attention is not on the glasses but on all the faces – those that will hide, express or play sexy in order to allow themselves to Be.     The images shot by Vito Fernicola under the direction of Giuliano Calza, Creative Director and Co-Founder of GCDS, accentuate the different emotions one feels while wearing GCDS eyewear, licensed by Marcolin.     The cast of the campaign embodies the brand’s unique approach to today’s world. The GCDS crew represents fresh, young faces including Marco Varcoe, Alva Claire, Magdaleno Delgado and Leebo Freeman.     The eyewear reflects the brand’s playful yet elegant and researched style through a line of Divah masks and Felini squared shapes. A second drop of designs features brighter styles like the City and Kitty masks or the Cherry lenses.     The campaign is presented as a sneak peak of two different worlds - the black and white tones that hide the rebellious side and the colourful and vivid imagery where talents are allowed to be light and up beat, both extremely signature sides of GCDS!     The new collection will be available from June 17th at gcdswear.com, GCDS London, Milan and Rome as well as select optical shops in Italy.   TEAM: Photographed by : Vito Fernicola Creative Direction by : Giuliano Calza Styled by: Helena Tejedor Hair by: Ramona Eschbach Make up by: Patrick Glatthaar Talents: Marco Varcoe, Alva Claire, Magdaleno Delgado and Leebo Freeman

LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE WOMEN’S CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION
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LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE WOMEN’S CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion A new town: Cergy-Pontoise   A place: Axe Majeur, a monumental masterpiece by the late artist Dani Karavan   Axe Majeur, near Paris, transforms a promenade into fantastical reveries. A sculpture conceived like a beautiful utopia, by a humanist artist whose compassionate, peaceful works are scattered around around the world. An architecture of reconciliation, where water, light, wind, sand, concrete, stone, and steel create a felicitous relationship between nature, space, and time. With the 2022 Cruise collection, Louis Vuitton steps into this singular geometry, from the “Ile Astronomique” to “Le Douze Colonnes” and “Le Jardin des Droits de l’Homme,” culminating in “La Passerelle,” opening as many imaginary portals to traverse the atmosphere and — why not? — touch infinity. An optimistic company akin to luminous “marching bands” of joyful color. A collection of proud, positive looks that advance straight ahead, serenely. They are the picture of harmony in an environment that is so close and yet so far away, borderless and open to adventure. One needs nothing more than the most beautiful of passports: creation. As ever, it is unlimited and free. A new town: Cergy-Pontoise   A place: Axe Majeur, a monumental masterpiece by the late artist Dani Karavan   Axe Majeur, near Paris, transforms a promenade into fantastical reveries. A sculpture conceived like a beautiful utopia, by a humanist artist whose compassionate, peaceful works are scattered around around the world. An architecture of reconciliation, where water, light, wind, sand, concrete, stone, and steel create a felicitous relationship between nature, space, and time. With the 2022 Cruise collection, Louis Vuitton steps into this singular geometry, from the “Ile Astronomique” to “Le Douze Colonnes” and “Le Jardin des Droits de l’Homme,” culminating in “La Passerelle,” opening as many imaginary portals to traverse the atmosphere and — why not? — touch infinity. An optimistic company akin to luminous “marching bands” of joyful color. A collection of proud, positive looks that advance straight ahead, serenely. They are the picture of harmony in an environment that is so close and yet so far away, borderless and open to adventure. One needs nothing more than the most beautiful of passports: creation. As ever, it is unlimited and free.

C.P. COMPANY 971-021 PRESENTS CHAPTER 04
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C.P. COMPANY 971-021 PRESENTS CHAPTER 04

Fashion After 50 years, C.P. Company celebrates its history with a book: "C.P. Company 971 - 021. An informal history of Italian sportswear", curated by Lodovico Pignatti Morano and with photographs by Neil Bedford. The first monograph dedicated to the legendary clothing branded, the book traces C.P. Company history seen through the personal stories of 50 personalities strongly bonded with the brand. From the historical designers - such as Moreno Ferrari, Alessandro Pungetti and Paul Harvey - to Massimo Osti family and closest friends, until fans and collectors from across different generations and parts of the world.     It was 1971 when Massimo Osti, a young graphic designer from Bologna created his own label of t-shirts, Chester Perry. That moment gave birth to an amazing journey: he began to experiment with a new style of garments and new manufacturing processes, completely innovative in the textile industry.   This research brought him to give his collections a sort of “lived-in look”, with natural shades of colour, a unique comfort and functionality inspired by military uniforms and workwear, which would become the founding components of his success and a milestone for sportswear and "fashion" subcultures: from the Milanese paninari to British football casuals. C.P. Company created clothes that looked like they had been worn forever, that people had continued to use without ever throwing them away.   The volume wants also to function as a glossary of C.P. Company main design and manufacturing techniques, highlighting moments, technical innovations and fabrics which express the spirit of the brand and speak to its relevance in fashion system.   Distributed by IDEA BOOKS (https://www.ideanow.online), the book will be avaialble, from June 17th, on 50.cpcompany.com and in all C.P. Company flagship stores in Milan, Amsterdam, London, Seoul and Tokyo.   "Each and every one of these 50 is “self-styled”, that is to say they have independently chosen what to wear and how, almost always entirely from their own wardrobe.” (Lodovico Pignatti Morano)   "In military structure, a company consists of up to 250 soldiers, made up of between three to six platoons, each consisting of around 50 men. Therefore, what you will see within this book is represents just one platoon from C.P. Company. Freely recruited from various professions, they include window cleaners, rock stars, tattooists, stylists, entrepreneurs, graffiti artists, publishers, teachers, designers, H.R. managers, curators, shopkeepers, photographers, rappers, civil servants, film directors, and postmen.” (Andrew Groves)   “The ability to understand the present and interpret it…And in some way this is the meaning of this book: a gallery of portraits of real people, all very different from each other, some famous, some not, some young, some old, all united by their profound relationship to this brand. These are people for whom C.P. Company has represented something more than just a brand of clothing to wear; for them it has become an idea, something that has signaled important moments in their life, and with which they have created an empathetic relationship.” (Lorenzo Osti) After 50 years, C.P. Company celebrates its history with a book: "C.P. Company 971 - 021. An informal history of Italian sportswear", curated by Lodovico Pignatti Morano and with photographs by Neil Bedford. The first monograph dedicated to the legendary clothing branded, the book traces C.P. Company history seen through the personal stories of 50 personalities strongly bonded with the brand. From the historical designers - such as Moreno Ferrari, Alessandro Pungetti and Paul Harvey - to Massimo Osti family and closest friends, until fans and collectors from across different generations and parts of the world.     It was 1971 when Massimo Osti, a young graphic designer from Bologna created his own label of t-shirts, Chester Perry. That moment gave birth to an amazing journey: he began to experiment with a new style of garments and new manufacturing processes, completely innovative in the textile industry.   This research brought him to give his collections a sort of “lived-in look”, with natural shades of colour, a unique comfort and functionality inspired by military uniforms and workwear, which would become the founding components of his success and a milestone for sportswear and "fashion" subcultures: from the Milanese paninari to British football casuals. C.P. Company created clothes that looked like they had been worn forever, that people had continued to use without ever throwing them away.   The volume wants also to function as a glossary of C.P. Company main design and manufacturing techniques, highlighting moments, technical innovations and fabrics which express the spirit of the brand and speak to its relevance in fashion system.   Distributed by IDEA BOOKS (https://www.ideanow.online), the book will be avaialble, from June 17th, on 50.cpcompany.com and in all C.P. Company flagship stores in Milan, Amsterdam, London, Seoul and Tokyo.   "Each and every one of these 50 is “self-styled”, that is to say they have independently chosen what to wear and how, almost always entirely from their own wardrobe.” (Lodovico Pignatti Morano)   "In military structure, a company consists of up to 250 soldiers, made up of between three to six platoons, each consisting of around 50 men. Therefore, what you will see within this book is represents just one platoon from C.P. Company. Freely recruited from various professions, they include window cleaners, rock stars, tattooists, stylists, entrepreneurs, graffiti artists, publishers, teachers, designers, H.R. managers, curators, shopkeepers, photographers, rappers, civil servants, film directors, and postmen.” (Andrew Groves)   “The ability to understand the present and interpret it…And in some way this is the meaning of this book: a gallery of portraits of real people, all very different from each other, some famous, some not, some young, some old, all united by their profound relationship to this brand. These are people for whom C.P. Company has represented something more than just a brand of clothing to wear; for them it has become an idea, something that has signaled important moments in their life, and with which they have created an empathetic relationship.” (Lorenzo Osti)

Daily Paper Debuts London Flagship Store in Soho
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Daily Paper Debuts London Flagship Store in Soho

Fashion Commemorating the launch of the Flagship by celebrating the iconic stories of London's community   Amsterdam based fashion and lifestyle brand Daily Paper proudly announces the opening of its London Flagship store. With the inauguration on June 19, Daily Paper continues to cross borders and unite global communities against all odds. The store is located in the diverse Soho area, offering the ideal environment for the brand to bring its distinct Afro-centric take on culture to the UK.      Honouring London’s Iconic and Grassroot Talent Daily Paper’s relationship with London dates back years, following the brand’s first pop-up store in 2018 in the city. Continuously building on community, Daily Paper has worked on many campaigns and collaborations with talents and creative teams from across the city. Projects like the UNITE campaign in partnership with FGUK magazine, and collaborations with Muslim Sisterhood and Jiggy Boyz are a few of many initiatives.    As an extension of Daily Paper's journey alongside London's local heroes, the brand is debuting a series of in-house produced performances as Daily Paper: Unite Sessions. Launching simultaneously with the opening of the store,  the performances aim to showcase iconic and grassroots talents from across London.        Store Design Equipped with two floors, the store’s entrance is positioned on the ground floor. Visitors are led into the space through a small bridge in front of the entryway. A dark green stairwell at the back of the store sees a skylight that allows natural light to intuitively guide visitors to the downstairs area. With more than 200 sqm of retail space, the store offers plenty of room for potential community events and gatherings. A characteristic brick wall can be seen on the outside of the lower floor.       Store Facade The storefront has been transformed into a full window facade, allowing an abundance of natural light to brighten up the space. Creating alignment with the NYC Flagship store, the London store picks up the shield logo on the door handle.      Floor Mosaic Telling the story of Daily Paper’s heritage, a characteristic floor mosaic at the entrance depicts three animals symbolising the founder’s countries of origin. The lion, the leopard and the eagle represent Ghana, Morocco, Somalia respectively.   Walnut Staircase and Recyclable Furniture Inviting warmth to the core of the store space, a walnut-covered staircase leads the way into the downstairs area. The latter sees a sitting and product display unit placed in the middle of the room, crafted from recyclable plastic plates and created by the Netherlands based The Good Plastic Company.       Custom-Designed Mannequins and Mirrored Walls  With an aesthetic inspired by ancient Egyptian royalty, custom-designed mannequins pose as guardians of the store. Daily Paper continues to visually relate its global retail spaces by introducing the NYC store mannequin design in a new colourway. The clothing racks are made of stainless steel and embedded in the walls throughout the store. Fully covered in mirrors, the walls naturally enlarge the space and create room for light reflection.       Branded Monogram and Dutch Interior Influences  Branded monogram print features on the seating display as a watermark and on the fitting room curtains. The clothing hooks in the fitting rooms pick up a 3D version of the monogram. Dutch interior design influences are reflected in the “Chubby” chairs by Dirk van der Kooij. The chairs are placed in each of the fitting rooms and are printed from ten kilograms of chipped, recycled fridge interiors.     The official opening of the London Flagship is taking place on June 19 at 11 AM BST.      Daily Paper London Flagship Store 14-16 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, W1F 9ND London Monday - Saturday: 11 AM - 7PM  Sunday: 12 - 6 PM Commemorating the launch of the Flagship by celebrating the iconic stories of London's community   Amsterdam based fashion and lifestyle brand Daily Paper proudly announces the opening of its London Flagship store. With the inauguration on June 19, Daily Paper continues to cross borders and unite global communities against all odds. The store is located in the diverse Soho area, offering the ideal environment for the brand to bring its distinct Afro-centric take on culture to the UK.      Honouring London’s Iconic and Grassroot Talent Daily Paper’s relationship with London dates back years, following the brand’s first pop-up store in 2018 in the city. Continuously building on community, Daily Paper has worked on many campaigns and collaborations with talents and creative teams from across the city. Projects like the UNITE campaign in partnership with FGUK magazine, and collaborations with Muslim Sisterhood and Jiggy Boyz are a few of many initiatives.    As an extension of Daily Paper's journey alongside London's local heroes, the brand is debuting a series of in-house produced performances as Daily Paper: Unite Sessions. Launching simultaneously with the opening of the store,  the performances aim to showcase iconic and grassroots talents from across London.        Store Design Equipped with two floors, the store’s entrance is positioned on the ground floor. Visitors are led into the space through a small bridge in front of the entryway. A dark green stairwell at the back of the store sees a skylight that allows natural light to intuitively guide visitors to the downstairs area. With more than 200 sqm of retail space, the store offers plenty of room for potential community events and gatherings. A characteristic brick wall can be seen on the outside of the lower floor.       Store Facade The storefront has been transformed into a full window facade, allowing an abundance of natural light to brighten up the space. Creating alignment with the NYC Flagship store, the London store picks up the shield logo on the door handle.      Floor Mosaic Telling the story of Daily Paper’s heritage, a characteristic floor mosaic at the entrance depicts three animals symbolising the founder’s countries of origin. The lion, the leopard and the eagle represent Ghana, Morocco, Somalia respectively.   Walnut Staircase and Recyclable Furniture Inviting warmth to the core of the store space, a walnut-covered staircase leads the way into the downstairs area. The latter sees a sitting and product display unit placed in the middle of the room, crafted from recyclable plastic plates and created by the Netherlands based The Good Plastic Company.       Custom-Designed Mannequins and Mirrored Walls  With an aesthetic inspired by ancient Egyptian royalty, custom-designed mannequins pose as guardians of the store. Daily Paper continues to visually relate its global retail spaces by introducing the NYC store mannequin design in a new colourway. The clothing racks are made of stainless steel and embedded in the walls throughout the store. Fully covered in mirrors, the walls naturally enlarge the space and create room for light reflection.       Branded Monogram and Dutch Interior Influences  Branded monogram print features on the seating display as a watermark and on the fitting room curtains. The clothing hooks in the fitting rooms pick up a 3D version of the monogram. Dutch interior design influences are reflected in the “Chubby” chairs by Dirk van der Kooij. The chairs are placed in each of the fitting rooms and are printed from ten kilograms of chipped, recycled fridge interiors.     The official opening of the London Flagship is taking place on June 19 at 11 AM BST.      Daily Paper London Flagship Store 14-16 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, W1F 9ND London Monday - Saturday: 11 AM - 7PM  Sunday: 12 - 6 PM

In conversation with Sjaak Hullekes
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In conversation with Sjaak Hullekes

Sustainability We had a pleasure speaking with Sjaak Hullekes about finding clothes that underline personality to be more sustainable.     What is your ultimate hack for making a wardrobe more sustainable?   Take your time! The coming and going of trends in the fast fashion industry have significantly influenced our behaviour. The turbulent speed of the industry and the trends cycles are for sure not the essence of a sustainable wardrobe. To create more awareness on this the first step is to notice what kind of garments make us happy and underline our character. My advice is to take yourself on a journey to discover the wide range of alternatives. There are many but it takes some time to research and adapt.      How do you create a sustainable wardrobe?   A sustainable wardrobe is not about the amounts of garments we own but rather the sheer quality, 'more' does not necessarily make the merrier. Making sure that you know the garment selection you own helps. Another factor is knowing who made your clothes and under which conditions, this will increase the emotional value.    Once you've found a brand that interests you, do some research on it. Does the price match what the brands deliver or are we paying for their expensive marketing? My personal advice is to always ask for the background of a piece of clothing in the store, good staff can tell a lot about that.     What are the best ways to give your clothes a second life?   There is no one best way, there are several options. With Hul le Kes we focus on repairs and returns. For example, we have a Dyeing Service, here we dye old clothes with natural ingredients to give them new life in older wardrobes. Soon our Mending Service will also be available, so we repair or mend clothes by hand. For the Hul le Kes collection it is also possible to return clothes, we work with a kind of deposit principle. Old Hul le Kes item is then used to make new items. Giving or receiving a gift is always fun!     What is better recycling or upcycling?   Not everything can be recycled and not everything can be upcycled. This is a very complex question with many answers. All depending on what type of fabric we are talking about. For example, polyester is much easier to recycle than cotton, but then you can ask yourself whether polyesters are actually finer than cotton and so on. It also has to do with the moment of depreciation of the raw material. Waste from clothing manufacturers is easier to recycle than consumer waste. We focus on consumer waste, which is the industry's biggest problem right now. In addition, upcycling (and reuse) is the easiest and also the best solution at the moment.     What is a good rule for balancing your wardrobe (so to consume less)?   First give or sell an item from your current wardrobe to a friend or the thrift store. Only then do you buy a new product. Realizing whether a piece of clothing makes us happy before we buy it, is a crucial step. And always look at how a brand deals with sustainability.      Is there a rule to look fashionable and yet not follow trends?   Just forget about trends. You can notice this in certain colors or types of items. I hate trends. Joining a trend camouflages personality. Many tend to forget that trends should come from within and knowing your body, skintype, colour etc. The colours people love also say a lot about character. Let clothing embrace your own mood or sometimes just hide it! That's the magic of fashion and why I think clothes are so beautiful.     Do you have personal advice for making a wardrobe more sustainable?   See a wardrobe as a personal collection. Take time and do research, and above all, be patient! Maybe you will only find your favorite item in two years, that's no problem, is it !? As long as it really suits you, stay consistent.     Which investment pieces should not be missing in a wardrobe?   The pieces that truly underpin personality! You can always accept good advice, but don't let it get to you. Follow your heart! You are a unique and beautiful person and your clothes should underline that! We had a pleasure speaking with Sjaak Hullekes about finding clothes that underline personality to be more sustainable.     What is your ultimate hack for making a wardrobe more sustainable?   Take your time! The coming and going of trends in the fast fashion industry have significantly influenced our behaviour. The turbulent speed of the industry and the trends cycles are for sure not the essence of a sustainable wardrobe. To create more awareness on this the first step is to notice what kind of garments make us happy and underline our character. My advice is to take yourself on a journey to discover the wide range of alternatives. There are many but it takes some time to research and adapt.      How do you create a sustainable wardrobe?   A sustainable wardrobe is not about the amounts of garments we own but rather the sheer quality, 'more' does not necessarily make the merrier. Making sure that you know the garment selection you own helps. Another factor is knowing who made your clothes and under which conditions, this will increase the emotional value.    Once you've found a brand that interests you, do some research on it. Does the price match what the brands deliver or are we paying for their expensive marketing? My personal advice is to always ask for the background of a piece of clothing in the store, good staff can tell a lot about that.     What are the best ways to give your clothes a second life?   There is no one best way, there are several options. With Hul le Kes we focus on repairs and returns. For example, we have a Dyeing Service, here we dye old clothes with natural ingredients to give them new life in older wardrobes. Soon our Mending Service will also be available, so we repair or mend clothes by hand. For the Hul le Kes collection it is also possible to return clothes, we work with a kind of deposit principle. Old Hul le Kes item is then used to make new items. Giving or receiving a gift is always fun!     What is better recycling or upcycling?   Not everything can be recycled and not everything can be upcycled. This is a very complex question with many answers. All depending on what type of fabric we are talking about. For example, polyester is much easier to recycle than cotton, but then you can ask yourself whether polyesters are actually finer than cotton and so on. It also has to do with the moment of depreciation of the raw material. Waste from clothing manufacturers is easier to recycle than consumer waste. We focus on consumer waste, which is the industry's biggest problem right now. In addition, upcycling (and reuse) is the easiest and also the best solution at the moment.     What is a good rule for balancing your wardrobe (so to consume less)?   First give or sell an item from your current wardrobe to a friend or the thrift store. Only then do you buy a new product. Realizing whether a piece of clothing makes us happy before we buy it, is a crucial step. And always look at how a brand deals with sustainability.      Is there a rule to look fashionable and yet not follow trends?   Just forget about trends. You can notice this in certain colors or types of items. I hate trends. Joining a trend camouflages personality. Many tend to forget that trends should come from within and knowing your body, skintype, colour etc. The colours people love also say a lot about character. Let clothing embrace your own mood or sometimes just hide it! That's the magic of fashion and why I think clothes are so beautiful.     Do you have personal advice for making a wardrobe more sustainable?   See a wardrobe as a personal collection. Take time and do research, and above all, be patient! Maybe you will only find your favorite item in two years, that's no problem, is it !? As long as it really suits you, stay consistent.     Which investment pieces should not be missing in a wardrobe?   The pieces that truly underpin personality! You can always accept good advice, but don't let it get to you. Follow your heart! You are a unique and beautiful person and your clothes should underline that!

Craig Green x Rockstud X Valentino Garavani collaboration is here
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Craig Green x Rockstud X Valentino Garavani collaboration is here

Accessories Maison Valentino announced on 10-10-2020 Valentino Garavani Rockstud X, the special project that celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the iconic Rockstud Accessories.   Rockstud X is a white canvas for new imaginary landscapes. For Pierpaolo Piccioli it is an open lab that features collaborations and co-creations with international designers and brands giving their own interpretation of the renowned “Stud”.   Collaboration as a form of a cultural and creative blend. Fashion is in constant quest for juxtaposition, a magni cent obsession as a conscious need of nourishment. Fashion has to embrace the social culture of the moment of time it lives in. This implies a continuous challenge between the surrounding and what is perceived as a possible dialogue and exploration of new sceneries.   The collaboration, in this sense, becomes a medium and result at the same time and this is possible only if one is keen to create something together. Cultural exchanges with other creativities becomes hope, expectation and method.   The cultural reading of the rst landscape of Valentino Garavani Rockstud X starts with British Designer Craig Green. A rst co-creation that brings to life an exclusive limited edition of men’s sneakers. A pragmatic result of the conceptual process of re-signi cation through which Pierpaolo Piccioli is de ning Valentino today and its future. Pierpaolo Piccioli and Craig Green have given a unique interpretation that sees the stud come into a new guise: a sneaker embraced by a sculptural sole made of maxi Rockstud, where the stud is both part of the design aesthetic and functionality.   The exclusive sneaker will come in a colour palette made of Black, Light Ivory, Army Green and Deep grey.   An exclusive installation will characterize the CRAIG GREEN x ROCKSTUD X VALENTINO GARAVANI: a structure that draws inspiration from both Creative Directors, across a minimal design that almost recalls a place of shelter. The structure, composed of wood and paper components is entirely made of low environmental impact elements.   The co-created sneakers will exclusively launch in Dover Street Market London and Ginza on June 12th2021, and will then roll out in selected Valentino boutiques worldwide and on Valentino.com. Maison Valentino announced on 10-10-2020 Valentino Garavani Rockstud X, the special project that celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the iconic Rockstud Accessories.   Rockstud X is a white canvas for new imaginary landscapes. For Pierpaolo Piccioli it is an open lab that features collaborations and co-creations with international designers and brands giving their own interpretation of the renowned “Stud”.   Collaboration as a form of a cultural and creative blend. Fashion is in constant quest for juxtaposition, a magni cent obsession as a conscious need of nourishment. Fashion has to embrace the social culture of the moment of time it lives in. This implies a continuous challenge between the surrounding and what is perceived as a possible dialogue and exploration of new sceneries.   The collaboration, in this sense, becomes a medium and result at the same time and this is possible only if one is keen to create something together. Cultural exchanges with other creativities becomes hope, expectation and method.   The cultural reading of the rst landscape of Valentino Garavani Rockstud X starts with British Designer Craig Green. A rst co-creation that brings to life an exclusive limited edition of men’s sneakers. A pragmatic result of the conceptual process of re-signi cation through which Pierpaolo Piccioli is de ning Valentino today and its future. Pierpaolo Piccioli and Craig Green have given a unique interpretation that sees the stud come into a new guise: a sneaker embraced by a sculptural sole made of maxi Rockstud, where the stud is both part of the design aesthetic and functionality.   The exclusive sneaker will come in a colour palette made of Black, Light Ivory, Army Green and Deep grey.   An exclusive installation will characterize the CRAIG GREEN x ROCKSTUD X VALENTINO GARAVANI: a structure that draws inspiration from both Creative Directors, across a minimal design that almost recalls a place of shelter. The structure, composed of wood and paper components is entirely made of low environmental impact elements.   The co-created sneakers will exclusively launch in Dover Street Market London and Ginza on June 12th2021, and will then roll out in selected Valentino boutiques worldwide and on Valentino.com.

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