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Fjällräven introduces Samlaren
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Fjällräven introduces Samlaren

Fashion In the Spring of 2021 Fjällräven will launch Samlaren– Swedish for “the Gatherer”. A new concept rooted in Fjällräven ́s commitment to quality and tradition of not letting resources go to waste.     The idea behind Samlaren is to create an initiative for sustainability and innovation with the mission to explore circularity and create inspiration for a better and more sustainable future. All products bearing the Samlaren badge are created using leftover fabrics from Fjällräven’s mills and factories, carefully combined, in numbered limited editions with unique designs and playful colour combinations. All pieces o er the same high level of functionality, durability and reliability that can be expected from any Fjällräven product but with upcycled materials and elevated design. The first Samlaren product drop is a curated collection of re-invented classics made out of surplus G-1000 fabric, including the classic Greenland Jacket in colour block patchwork, the iconic Kånken backpack and updated versions of the tote bag and cap.     Samlaren will launch on the 1st of March 2021 and will be available in selected stores and online at www. fjallraven.com       Sustainability and innovation has always been at the core of Fjällräven. In 1964 founder Åke Nordin stowed away a roll of fabric that didn’t make the cut during the develop ment of his ground-breaking ermo Tent. A few years later, the very same roll of fabric was used to make the rst legendary Greenland Jacket. In the Spring of 2021Fjällräven takes further steps on this journey with the introduction of Samlaren, a new sustainable initiative rooted in Fjällräven’s heritage and spirit of innovation.      Photo credit: The Samlaren capsule collection by Fjällräven interpreted by creative director Johan Svensson In the Spring of 2021 Fjällräven will launch Samlaren– Swedish for “the Gatherer”. A new concept rooted in Fjällräven ́s commitment to quality and tradition of not letting resources go to waste.     The idea behind Samlaren is to create an initiative for sustainability and innovation with the mission to explore circularity and create inspiration for a better and more sustainable future. All products bearing the Samlaren badge are created using leftover fabrics from Fjällräven’s mills and factories, carefully combined, in numbered limited editions with unique designs and playful colour combinations. All pieces o er the same high level of functionality, durability and reliability that can be expected from any Fjällräven product but with upcycled materials and elevated design. The first Samlaren product drop is a curated collection of re-invented classics made out of surplus G-1000 fabric, including the classic Greenland Jacket in colour block patchwork, the iconic Kånken backpack and updated versions of the tote bag and cap.     Samlaren will launch on the 1st of March 2021 and will be available in selected stores and online at www. fjallraven.com       Sustainability and innovation has always been at the core of Fjällräven. In 1964 founder Åke Nordin stowed away a roll of fabric that didn’t make the cut during the develop ment of his ground-breaking ermo Tent. A few years later, the very same roll of fabric was used to make the rst legendary Greenland Jacket. In the Spring of 2021Fjällräven takes further steps on this journey with the introduction of Samlaren, a new sustainable initiative rooted in Fjällräven’s heritage and spirit of innovation.      Photo credit: The Samlaren capsule collection by Fjällräven interpreted by creative director Johan Svensson

MOSCHINO PRESENTS THE NEW FALL & WINTER COLLECTION
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MOSCHINO PRESENTS THE NEW FALL & WINTER COLLECTION

Fashion Week Lumière! Musique!  It’s time for an adventurous little voyage into fashion land. This season starts with the concept of a show within a show within a show within a show, fueled by a dash of time-travel to the sophistication and grandeur of early Hollywood. It’s a mashup of Moschino-isms, stage-lit by a golden spotlight and dappled in escapist nostalgia.   The revered, ahead-of-its time 1939 George Cukor film The Women—in which no male character is seen or heard—influenced Scott.  In particular, there is a Technicolor fashion show scene that struck a chord (here, too, this links to the meta observation of one vignette within another).  The Women’s plot kicks off at an expensive Manhattan salon, where society ladies go to get the newest nail color: Jungle Red!   Presented through a short film named for that same varnish hue, Fall hosts a panoply of items and ideas,  ranging from reworked pinstripe suiting to an iconic-ironic prairie dress all-over printed with physical cows on the prairie.  Scott also takes such mundanities as potato sacks and cuts them into bell-sleeves, poufs and bows, imbuing irreverence and confidence into something otherwise deemed largely ignorable.   The agricultural then gives way to a full-on fauna moment, with a high-shine power-suit made of faux gold croc, complete with a tail.  There are strapless sequined giraffe dresses and beaded leopard frocks, and a show-stopping mini with an embellished flamingo, its neck itself becoming the garment’s neckline.     From there, the trip continues: an outdoor series features full skirts, puff sleeves and a belted trench, along with an on-the-go kit holding everything you’d find on a lady’s vanity table. Brushes for blush, hair combs, tweezers and even a compact shaped in Moschino’s signature teddy bear, all included!   As we progress, the collection begins to boast ball gowns in voluminous silhouettes, appearing to be hand painted in post-Impressionist brushstrokes. At the conclusion, Scott enters the realm of 1940’s evening, with pale pink, fuchsia, black and gold-charmed dresses that seem as if they’re reincarnated off of a midcentury red carpet at Los Angeles’s Biltmore Hotel. Business attire? Check! Ladies of leisure? Check! A night at the opera? Check! Hollywood heroines? Check! Remember, though, no matter the scenario, you should always consider one thing: wearing Jungle Red! Lumière! Musique!  It’s time for an adventurous little voyage into fashion land. This season starts with the concept of a show within a show within a show within a show, fueled by a dash of time-travel to the sophistication and grandeur of early Hollywood. It’s a mashup of Moschino-isms, stage-lit by a golden spotlight and dappled in escapist nostalgia.   The revered, ahead-of-its time 1939 George Cukor film The Women—in which no male character is seen or heard—influenced Scott.  In particular, there is a Technicolor fashion show scene that struck a chord (here, too, this links to the meta observation of one vignette within another).  The Women’s plot kicks off at an expensive Manhattan salon, where society ladies go to get the newest nail color: Jungle Red!   Presented through a short film named for that same varnish hue, Fall hosts a panoply of items and ideas,  ranging from reworked pinstripe suiting to an iconic-ironic prairie dress all-over printed with physical cows on the prairie.  Scott also takes such mundanities as potato sacks and cuts them into bell-sleeves, poufs and bows, imbuing irreverence and confidence into something otherwise deemed largely ignorable.   The agricultural then gives way to a full-on fauna moment, with a high-shine power-suit made of faux gold croc, complete with a tail.  There are strapless sequined giraffe dresses and beaded leopard frocks, and a show-stopping mini with an embellished flamingo, its neck itself becoming the garment’s neckline.     From there, the trip continues: an outdoor series features full skirts, puff sleeves and a belted trench, along with an on-the-go kit holding everything you’d find on a lady’s vanity table. Brushes for blush, hair combs, tweezers and even a compact shaped in Moschino’s signature teddy bear, all included!   As we progress, the collection begins to boast ball gowns in voluminous silhouettes, appearing to be hand painted in post-Impressionist brushstrokes. At the conclusion, Scott enters the realm of 1940’s evening, with pale pink, fuchsia, black and gold-charmed dresses that seem as if they’re reincarnated off of a midcentury red carpet at Los Angeles’s Biltmore Hotel. Business attire? Check! Ladies of leisure? Check! A night at the opera? Check! Hollywood heroines? Check! Remember, though, no matter the scenario, you should always consider one thing: wearing Jungle Red!

It’s the A.G.E. of Morteza Vaseghi
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It’s the A.G.E. of Morteza Vaseghi

Fashion Colmar A.G.E. (Advanced Garment Exploration) is a hyper-modern fashion label focused on experimentation and product innovation. Created three years ago, Colmar A.G.E. has hosted international artists such as Shayne Oliver and White Mountaineering to reinterpret the brand archives. For the project’s third collection, Colmar appoints Iranian designer Morteza Vaseghi as the Creative Director.     The internationally acclaimed designer, Morteza Vaseghi is most known from his publishing projects Recens Paper and Wallet that he co-founded with cultural entrepreneur Elise By Olsen. Translating his fascination with conceptual thinking from paper of the printed pages to dressing the human body garments, Vaseghi applies a laboratory approach to his fashion practice. Under Vaseghi’s creative direction, Colmar A.G.E. introduces futuristic organic forms that could translate an advanced vision of the holistic coexistence between humankind and nature.      “To be invited in as creative director and to create a collection for a brand like Colmar is a great honour. I’m excited to delve into Colmar’s unique legacy with a sharp conceptual approach, translating the brand archives for a contemporary time and audience. I would like to thank everyone at Manifattura Mario Colombo & Colmar for trusting my vision and seeing it through.” - Morteza Vaseghi      “We are pleased to embrace the vision of Morteza’s styles and graphics on our most known products. Colmar is a family company with a futuristic perspective. We are close to celebrate our 100th birthday and we are aware of the direction consumers are expecting from us: a more gree approach with a focus on the environment. That’s why we enjoyed the idea of having a creative director who decided to rework our heritage through circular fabrics, a very sensitive topic for young generations”.  – Ceo of Colmar, Giulio Colombo     Vaseghi will also be bringing on his longterm collaborator Elise By Olsen as the collection’s Head of Communications, applying years of experience and a methodical approach to PR and community-building. “I’m excited to support the creative vision of Morteza Vaseghi through building and overseeing the collection’s special communications strategy. I’m in awe of his very personal design language and feel thrilled to witness a narrative through technological innovation, historical admiration and desire; ultimately taking the form of Vaseghi’s debut fashion collection.” - Elise By Olsen Colmar A.G.E. (Advanced Garment Exploration) is a hyper-modern fashion label focused on experimentation and product innovation. Created three years ago, Colmar A.G.E. has hosted international artists such as Shayne Oliver and White Mountaineering to reinterpret the brand archives. For the project’s third collection, Colmar appoints Iranian designer Morteza Vaseghi as the Creative Director.     The internationally acclaimed designer, Morteza Vaseghi is most known from his publishing projects Recens Paper and Wallet that he co-founded with cultural entrepreneur Elise By Olsen. Translating his fascination with conceptual thinking from paper of the printed pages to dressing the human body garments, Vaseghi applies a laboratory approach to his fashion practice. Under Vaseghi’s creative direction, Colmar A.G.E. introduces futuristic organic forms that could translate an advanced vision of the holistic coexistence between humankind and nature.      “To be invited in as creative director and to create a collection for a brand like Colmar is a great honour. I’m excited to delve into Colmar’s unique legacy with a sharp conceptual approach, translating the brand archives for a contemporary time and audience. I would like to thank everyone at Manifattura Mario Colombo & Colmar for trusting my vision and seeing it through.” - Morteza Vaseghi      “We are pleased to embrace the vision of Morteza’s styles and graphics on our most known products. Colmar is a family company with a futuristic perspective. We are close to celebrate our 100th birthday and we are aware of the direction consumers are expecting from us: a more gree approach with a focus on the environment. That’s why we enjoyed the idea of having a creative director who decided to rework our heritage through circular fabrics, a very sensitive topic for young generations”.  – Ceo of Colmar, Giulio Colombo     Vaseghi will also be bringing on his longterm collaborator Elise By Olsen as the collection’s Head of Communications, applying years of experience and a methodical approach to PR and community-building. “I’m excited to support the creative vision of Morteza Vaseghi through building and overseeing the collection’s special communications strategy. I’m in awe of his very personal design language and feel thrilled to witness a narrative through technological innovation, historical admiration and desire; ultimately taking the form of Vaseghi’s debut fashion collection.” - Elise By Olsen

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ETRO PRESENTS WOMEN’S FALL WINTER 2021/22 COLLECTION
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ETRO PRESENTS WOMEN’S FALL WINTER 2021/22 COLLECTION

Fashion Week Born in 1968, ETRO features the word “Freedom” hard wired into its DNA.     What does freedom mean today? Self-expression, for sure. And who better than artists interpret this desire for self-expression? Channeling a non-conformist and independent aesthetic, Veronica Etro explores the universes of Rudolf Nureyev and Jimi Hendrix, artists sharing the same free-spirited, rebellious attitude.     Pictures showing him off-duty reveal the private intimacy of the ballet superstar, whose passion for Renzo Mongiardino’s home decors resonates in the sense of vibrant exoticism that is deeply rooted in the ETRO DNA. Nureyev’s sophistication meets Jimi Hendrix’s indie style with his languid embroidered robe coats, fringed blazers and evening vest dresses. The result is a wardrobe of special pieces but at the same time real characterized by a loose and comfortable silhouette.     Inspired by Russian ballets’ motifs and geometric intarsia, precious prints are juxtaposed to the embroideries of Nureyev’s costumes that Gimmo Etro, founder of the fashion house, has collected over 30 years. Upholstery patterns and tiger prints evoke Jimi Hendrix’s exotic world.     Patchwork coats infused with an artsy-crafty spirit find place next to urban quilted anoraks and cozy knits to wrap around the body. Mannish suits are rendered in brocades, while corduroy baggy pants show tie dye motifs. Tops with inlaid bibs exude feminine sophistication, highlighted by the mini and maxi dresses cinched at the waist by belts showing embossed metal buckles. Hoodies, washed jeans, leggings and outerwear, including bombers, parkas and puffers, add a touch of streetwear appeal to the collection. Its nomadic spirit is exalted by the use of flat boots and the canvas Pegaso camera cases featuring multiple pouches.     In this rich, diverse universe, the ETRO woman walks across an industrial space filled with light where Paisley motifs decorate like a tattoo the catwalk. The essential location is like a white canvas, where ETRO stages a rich, colourful fashion concept, introduced by songwriter Arlissa performing live from Los Angeles.     The brand’s colour sensibility and its exquisite craftsmanship meet an effortless, dynamic attitude echoing today’s independent spirit.       Music: Live Performance by ArlissaStyling: Geraldine SaglioHair: Sam McKnight, Eamonn Hughes - Agency: Premier Hair and Make-UpMake Up: Petros Petrohilos - Agency: StreetersManicure: Giovanna Demarco - Agency: Atomo ManagementCasting Director: Piergiorgio Del MoroProduction Agency: Eyesight GroupVideo Production: IDI ProductionLocation: BASE MILANO - Via Tortona, 54 MilanLocation for Arlissa’s performance: The West Hollywood EDITION Born in 1968, ETRO features the word “Freedom” hard wired into its DNA.     What does freedom mean today? Self-expression, for sure. And who better than artists interpret this desire for self-expression? Channeling a non-conformist and independent aesthetic, Veronica Etro explores the universes of Rudolf Nureyev and Jimi Hendrix, artists sharing the same free-spirited, rebellious attitude.     Pictures showing him off-duty reveal the private intimacy of the ballet superstar, whose passion for Renzo Mongiardino’s home decors resonates in the sense of vibrant exoticism that is deeply rooted in the ETRO DNA. Nureyev’s sophistication meets Jimi Hendrix’s indie style with his languid embroidered robe coats, fringed blazers and evening vest dresses. The result is a wardrobe of special pieces but at the same time real characterized by a loose and comfortable silhouette.     Inspired by Russian ballets’ motifs and geometric intarsia, precious prints are juxtaposed to the embroideries of Nureyev’s costumes that Gimmo Etro, founder of the fashion house, has collected over 30 years. Upholstery patterns and tiger prints evoke Jimi Hendrix’s exotic world.     Patchwork coats infused with an artsy-crafty spirit find place next to urban quilted anoraks and cozy knits to wrap around the body. Mannish suits are rendered in brocades, while corduroy baggy pants show tie dye motifs. Tops with inlaid bibs exude feminine sophistication, highlighted by the mini and maxi dresses cinched at the waist by belts showing embossed metal buckles. Hoodies, washed jeans, leggings and outerwear, including bombers, parkas and puffers, add a touch of streetwear appeal to the collection. Its nomadic spirit is exalted by the use of flat boots and the canvas Pegaso camera cases featuring multiple pouches.     In this rich, diverse universe, the ETRO woman walks across an industrial space filled with light where Paisley motifs decorate like a tattoo the catwalk. The essential location is like a white canvas, where ETRO stages a rich, colourful fashion concept, introduced by songwriter Arlissa performing live from Los Angeles.     The brand’s colour sensibility and its exquisite craftsmanship meet an effortless, dynamic attitude echoing today’s independent spirit.       Music: Live Performance by ArlissaStyling: Geraldine SaglioHair: Sam McKnight, Eamonn Hughes - Agency: Premier Hair and Make-UpMake Up: Petros Petrohilos - Agency: StreetersManicure: Giovanna Demarco - Agency: Atomo ManagementCasting Director: Piergiorgio Del MoroProduction Agency: Eyesight GroupVideo Production: IDI ProductionLocation: BASE MILANO - Via Tortona, 54 MilanLocation for Arlissa’s performance: The West Hollywood EDITION

GCDS UNVEILS NEW FALL & WINTER COLLECTION
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GCDS UNVEILS NEW FALL & WINTER COLLECTION

Fashion Week For Fall/Winter 2021, GCDS—by Creative Director Giuliano Calza—takes a trip down an edible-infused rabbit hole. Starting with an idea of mind-altering candies (and, in fact, partnering with the Italian confectionery Leone), Calza’s exploration of mood, vibe, euphoric highs and come-down lows arrives through a tactile and varied lineup, along with a short film accompanying it directed by Albert Moya (known for his pure, raw sense of emotion) and with photography direction by Dani Fernández Abello (who has won numerous accolades for his work with FKA Twigs, A$AP Rocky, and more). The result is an ASMR-fueled symphony—starring Maisie Williams, opened by Rina Lipa and closed by Lara Mullen—highlighted by fabric movement, external sounds like a sandstorm and rain, and a whispering voice over.     Ultimately, Calza found himself reflecting deeply on what it means to be alive in this moment, in February of 2021. The designer has adjusted his process to capture something more personal and internalized, tapping into our shifting understandings of self, of culture, and of style under the compression of today’s challenges. We’re all feeling the pressure; we all need an escape (and even if that escape is fraught with challenges or anxiety, it matters, because we now live in a world where constant learning and adaptation is essential). Tasting the highs, in this case through hue and sparkle and dashes of optimism, is akin to that first hit of candy.     This new GCDS complex features both womenswear and menswear, with an expansive array on offer that centers around plush, rich materials and a more grown-up approach. Body-conscious dresses hold cutouts and chain details; tinsel flashes from another frock and glitter glints on blazers, like lights reflected in your eyes at moments of peak elation. A more serious, brooding element complements the ebullience; all-black pieces, including tank-tops, trousers and utility jackets, add a shadow-slick offset. In between, layers of saffron and icy pink—along with pops of Pop (like logomania earrings, our eye catching Resina Moon Bag, faux-fur clogs, faux-fur yellow boots and Looney Tunes character embroideries)—lend heady intrigue. Icon-woven knitwear is threaded throughout, signaling this GCDS excursion. The trip, in the end, takes you across and in between all of these mindsets; it is a symphony of emotion, of jolts of color and swaths of shading, of crystals and textures and dynamism found somewhere between reality and a dream.     “Right now, every trip counts,” says Calza. “Every perception, every reaction. Dark times lead to good times, and we must recognize every piece of this forward motion. We must learn from it, and we must allow our new selves to be reborn.”     Two key partnerships are included in Fall/Winter 2021: Moon Boot and Alcantara. Moon Boot’s iconic shape has been reworked in faux-shearling, with GCDS logos appearing on the bias. Alcantara is a special luxury material that is Made in Italy; its carbon-neutral composition is sustainably made and notably soft in texture, and is used across multiple industries. Calza has worked this material, which is also breathable, lightweight and low-maintenance, into tracksuits, jackets and dresses. For Fall/Winter 2021, GCDS—by Creative Director Giuliano Calza—takes a trip down an edible-infused rabbit hole. Starting with an idea of mind-altering candies (and, in fact, partnering with the Italian confectionery Leone), Calza’s exploration of mood, vibe, euphoric highs and come-down lows arrives through a tactile and varied lineup, along with a short film accompanying it directed by Albert Moya (known for his pure, raw sense of emotion) and with photography direction by Dani Fernández Abello (who has won numerous accolades for his work with FKA Twigs, A$AP Rocky, and more). The result is an ASMR-fueled symphony—starring Maisie Williams, opened by Rina Lipa and closed by Lara Mullen—highlighted by fabric movement, external sounds like a sandstorm and rain, and a whispering voice over.     Ultimately, Calza found himself reflecting deeply on what it means to be alive in this moment, in February of 2021. The designer has adjusted his process to capture something more personal and internalized, tapping into our shifting understandings of self, of culture, and of style under the compression of today’s challenges. We’re all feeling the pressure; we all need an escape (and even if that escape is fraught with challenges or anxiety, it matters, because we now live in a world where constant learning and adaptation is essential). Tasting the highs, in this case through hue and sparkle and dashes of optimism, is akin to that first hit of candy.     This new GCDS complex features both womenswear and menswear, with an expansive array on offer that centers around plush, rich materials and a more grown-up approach. Body-conscious dresses hold cutouts and chain details; tinsel flashes from another frock and glitter glints on blazers, like lights reflected in your eyes at moments of peak elation. A more serious, brooding element complements the ebullience; all-black pieces, including tank-tops, trousers and utility jackets, add a shadow-slick offset. In between, layers of saffron and icy pink—along with pops of Pop (like logomania earrings, our eye catching Resina Moon Bag, faux-fur clogs, faux-fur yellow boots and Looney Tunes character embroideries)—lend heady intrigue. Icon-woven knitwear is threaded throughout, signaling this GCDS excursion. The trip, in the end, takes you across and in between all of these mindsets; it is a symphony of emotion, of jolts of color and swaths of shading, of crystals and textures and dynamism found somewhere between reality and a dream.     “Right now, every trip counts,” says Calza. “Every perception, every reaction. Dark times lead to good times, and we must recognize every piece of this forward motion. We must learn from it, and we must allow our new selves to be reborn.”     Two key partnerships are included in Fall/Winter 2021: Moon Boot and Alcantara. Moon Boot’s iconic shape has been reworked in faux-shearling, with GCDS logos appearing on the bias. Alcantara is a special luxury material that is Made in Italy; its carbon-neutral composition is sustainably made and notably soft in texture, and is used across multiple industries. Calza has worked this material, which is also breathable, lightweight and low-maintenance, into tracksuits, jackets and dresses.

In conversation with Halina Reijn
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In conversation with Halina Reijn

Design We had a delight speaking with Halina Reijn about her work and experience with the new Xiaomi Mi 11.       How did the current strange times influence your creativity and development of your artistic work?   Due to the pandemic as an artist,you are thrown back more onto yourself, now more than ever. You are writing ideas alone and developing them by yourself. I miss working the dynamic of working a team, the physical presence and feedback from the team, creating the end product together. I really miss this.        What are your first experiences and memories with art and music? And what made you embark on a profession in this industry?   I was six when i saw the movie "annie". that world appeared to me, when i got home i said to my parents that i wanted to be an actress, later i find out that actors didn't make the film but a giant team behind it. from this moment my dream began to be a maker.         What is the biggest lesson you have learnt in 2020? What is your outtake on 2020?   To make decisions and be fearless.The message we want to bring is that the true beauty of life is in the details; as in creativity, challenging yourself, you have to create the cinematographic magic yourself. The short movie is about the transition from myself as an actress to a director.     How does your research process work when preparing for a new role or a new production?     It starts with in-depth studies. understanding the personality, script. my goal is to bring everything taboo and hidden to the light. For instance, with one of my latest films, it’s about the seksworkers industry. I had to visit the neighbourhoods where this happens, see the environment and understanding the scenery better.     When I got a call about this, I immediately thought it was a very nice project. This was kind of a cool, tantalizing challenge to make something cinematographic, cinematic with very limited resources. The idea was to create a cinematographic whole with limited resources, in a simple way, appealed to me. Normally we work with a whole crew of up to 50 people, and it takes months, sometimes years to complete a production and this was actually a completely different way of making film.       How do you think Covid-19 will affect the film  industry long-term?   The film industry will become more agile and lean. At the moment all the productions have to be done with limited people, more regulations so it is really testing the possibilities and making something with very few resources and manpower. With the Xiaomi Mi 11 project you can see that for a large production, you don’t need that many people but you have to be willing to take the challenge.      Tell us more about your collaboration with Xiaomi and your experience with the new Mi 11?    - When I got a call about this, I immediately thought it was a very nice project. This was kind of a cool, tantalizing challenge to make something cinematographic, cinematic with very limited resources. The idea was to create a cinematographic whole with limited resources, in a simple way, appealed to me. Normally we work with a whole crew of up to 50 people, and it takes months, sometimes years to complete a production and this was actually a completely different way of making film.   - I immediately called Jasper Wolf, called one of the best cameramen, called internationally, one of the best directors of videography / videographers. He immediately said yes and so I immediately thought this will work.   - The Mi 11 is a great device, it is a phone with which you can make real movies without a crew. You can film at 8K and capture literally every detail.     Tell our readers about your favourite features of the new Mi 11.   - That 8K is completely unique. We did need some extra memory because it is a heavy format and if you can do that, you have beautiful details and that is very cool and unique. That means that the cinematic comes much closer than on a normal smartphone.   - What I also like very much, the shots made on the roof and in the metro, and the shots that you still have a very beautiful image with less light     What is the message and story behind  your direction and filming of a short movie on a 8K smartphone?   The message we want to bring is that the true beauty of life is in the details; as in creativity, challenging yourself, you have to create the cinematographic magic yourself. The short movie is about the transition from myself as an actress to a director. The final shot on the roof terrace is when I relax again and have found my happy place and overview.   I made the short film as a real day in my life as a creative person, filming, acting, writing, painting and directing. That is, if you can capture the right details with the right equipment. I decided to direct, play and film with my Mi 11 to show the capabilities of the device, along with my message.     Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY-qSu9T_dA&feature=youtu.be     The Mi 11 will be available for pre-order in the Netherlands from February 26 for a price starting at EUR 849 for the 8GB + 256GB variant. The pre-order will run until March 14 through registration. When pre-ordering the Mi 11 at KPN in the Netherlands, consumers will receive, after registering for the pre-order, a Mi Smart Compact Projector worth € 499. With the pre-order on the sales channels Belsimpel, Coolblue, Bol.com, MediaMarkt and Mobiel.nl  customers receive, after registering for the pre-order, a Mi Watch wearable worth € 129. On Xiaomi's own channel mi.com/nl, the Mi 11 4GB + 128GB version is available and the pre-order, after registration, is the choice of a Mi Smart Band 5 or the Mi True Wireless Earphones, plus a voucher for the next purchase worth € 150.     The Mi 11 will be officially for sale from March 15 through the following Dutch channels: Mi.com, Vodafone, KPN.com, Belsimpel, Coolblue, Bol.com, MediaMarkt en Mobiel.nl.         We had a delight speaking with Halina Reijn about her work and experience with the new Xiaomi Mi 11.       How did the current strange times influence your creativity and development of your artistic work?   Due to the pandemic as an artist,you are thrown back more onto yourself, now more than ever. You are writing ideas alone and developing them by yourself. I miss working the dynamic of working a team, the physical presence and feedback from the team, creating the end product together. I really miss this.        What are your first experiences and memories with art and music? And what made you embark on a profession in this industry?   I was six when i saw the movie "annie". that world appeared to me, when i got home i said to my parents that i wanted to be an actress, later i find out that actors didn't make the film but a giant team behind it. from this moment my dream began to be a maker.         What is the biggest lesson you have learnt in 2020? What is your outtake on 2020?   To make decisions and be fearless.The message we want to bring is that the true beauty of life is in the details; as in creativity, challenging yourself, you have to create the cinematographic magic yourself. The short movie is about the transition from myself as an actress to a director.     How does your research process work when preparing for a new role or a new production?     It starts with in-depth studies. understanding the personality, script. my goal is to bring everything taboo and hidden to the light. For instance, with one of my latest films, it’s about the seksworkers industry. I had to visit the neighbourhoods where this happens, see the environment and understanding the scenery better.     When I got a call about this, I immediately thought it was a very nice project. This was kind of a cool, tantalizing challenge to make something cinematographic, cinematic with very limited resources. The idea was to create a cinematographic whole with limited resources, in a simple way, appealed to me. Normally we work with a whole crew of up to 50 people, and it takes months, sometimes years to complete a production and this was actually a completely different way of making film.       How do you think Covid-19 will affect the film  industry long-term?   The film industry will become more agile and lean. At the moment all the productions have to be done with limited people, more regulations so it is really testing the possibilities and making something with very few resources and manpower. With the Xiaomi Mi 11 project you can see that for a large production, you don’t need that many people but you have to be willing to take the challenge.      Tell us more about your collaboration with Xiaomi and your experience with the new Mi 11?    - When I got a call about this, I immediately thought it was a very nice project. This was kind of a cool, tantalizing challenge to make something cinematographic, cinematic with very limited resources. The idea was to create a cinematographic whole with limited resources, in a simple way, appealed to me. Normally we work with a whole crew of up to 50 people, and it takes months, sometimes years to complete a production and this was actually a completely different way of making film.   - I immediately called Jasper Wolf, called one of the best cameramen, called internationally, one of the best directors of videography / videographers. He immediately said yes and so I immediately thought this will work.   - The Mi 11 is a great device, it is a phone with which you can make real movies without a crew. You can film at 8K and capture literally every detail.     Tell our readers about your favourite features of the new Mi 11.   - That 8K is completely unique. We did need some extra memory because it is a heavy format and if you can do that, you have beautiful details and that is very cool and unique. That means that the cinematic comes much closer than on a normal smartphone.   - What I also like very much, the shots made on the roof and in the metro, and the shots that you still have a very beautiful image with less light     What is the message and story behind  your direction and filming of a short movie on a 8K smartphone?   The message we want to bring is that the true beauty of life is in the details; as in creativity, challenging yourself, you have to create the cinematographic magic yourself. The short movie is about the transition from myself as an actress to a director. The final shot on the roof terrace is when I relax again and have found my happy place and overview.   I made the short film as a real day in my life as a creative person, filming, acting, writing, painting and directing. That is, if you can capture the right details with the right equipment. I decided to direct, play and film with my Mi 11 to show the capabilities of the device, along with my message.     Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY-qSu9T_dA&feature=youtu.be     The Mi 11 will be available for pre-order in the Netherlands from February 26 for a price starting at EUR 849 for the 8GB + 256GB variant. The pre-order will run until March 14 through registration. When pre-ordering the Mi 11 at KPN in the Netherlands, consumers will receive, after registering for the pre-order, a Mi Smart Compact Projector worth € 499. With the pre-order on the sales channels Belsimpel, Coolblue, Bol.com, MediaMarkt and Mobiel.nl  customers receive, after registering for the pre-order, a Mi Watch wearable worth € 129. On Xiaomi's own channel mi.com/nl, the Mi 11 4GB + 128GB version is available and the pre-order, after registration, is the choice of a Mi Smart Band 5 or the Mi True Wireless Earphones, plus a voucher for the next purchase worth € 150.     The Mi 11 will be officially for sale from March 15 through the following Dutch channels: Mi.com, Vodafone, KPN.com, Belsimpel, Coolblue, Bol.com, MediaMarkt en Mobiel.nl.        

BALENCIAGA LAUNCHES SPEED 3.0
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BALENCIAGA LAUNCHES SPEED 3.0

Accessories Launching on February 25th worldwide, Balenciaga Speed 3.0 is the latest generation in the Speed family, named for its aerodynamic design and weightless sensation. A signature of the House, Balenciaga Speed defies category and expectation with its patented triple arch and form-fitting 3-D knit. Introduced with the Summer 21 collection, Speed 3.0 is the third iteration of Speed Trainer. Its lightweight, molded sole slopes up near the arch, giving the ball and heel of a wearer’s footmore bounce in action.     A Balenciaga logo and a special Speed 3.0 logo adorn the front and back of each sole, respectively. The knit is technical-ribbed and embroidered with a double-B logo on each ankle, giving the 3.0 a noticeably more sock-like appearance and feel. Launching on February 25th worldwide, Balenciaga Speed 3.0 is the latest generation in the Speed family, named for its aerodynamic design and weightless sensation. A signature of the House, Balenciaga Speed defies category and expectation with its patented triple arch and form-fitting 3-D knit. Introduced with the Summer 21 collection, Speed 3.0 is the third iteration of Speed Trainer. Its lightweight, molded sole slopes up near the arch, giving the ball and heel of a wearer’s footmore bounce in action.     A Balenciaga logo and a special Speed 3.0 logo adorn the front and back of each sole, respectively. The knit is technical-ribbed and embroidered with a double-B logo on each ankle, giving the 3.0 a noticeably more sock-like appearance and feel.

PRADA FALL/WINTER 2021 WOMENSWEAR SHOW POSSIBLE FEELINGS II: TRANSMUTE
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PRADA FALL/WINTER 2021 WOMENSWEAR SHOW POSSIBLE FEELINGS II: TRANSMUTE

Fashion Week The Prada Fall/Winter 2021 Womenswear collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons is inspired by the idea of change and transformation, opening possibilities. A fusion between disparate themes and intents mirrors the nature of humanity: a belief in the fact that men and women each hold the masculine and feminine within themselves. This collection explores the space that exists between conventional polar opposites - the point between simplicity and complexity, elegance and practicality, limitation and release, transmuted.     A freedom to transgress boundaries of convention is mirrored by the freedom of the body, its energy, delineated through fitted bodysuits in stretch jacquard-knit, representations of and substitutions for exposed skin. Emphasis on the body serves to highlight action, activity, further underscored by garments with a softness and inherent ease - the attitude of movement, transposed. Pleats and gathers animate dresses. Tailored suits express a universal classicism - paradoxically, vents allow glimpses of the body, unconstrained. Physical freedom reflects an ideology.     Clothes are translated from one intent to another - ornament can become functional, the pragmatic can become decorative. There is a shift between their essential languages. The obvious is re-engineered, so evening-gowns become utilitarian jumpsuits and tailored coats are proposed in bright color or executed in paillettes, transforming and mutating between antonymous purposes. Rectilinear wraps morph, their pure architecture transmuting into the foundation for new forms of outerwear. Executed in re-nylon and jacquard, faux fur and sequins, they retain a closing gesture - another action - symbiotically symbolic of protection, and of grace.     Materiality permits contradiction. Traditionally gendered fabrics are recontextualized. Embellishment is structural, economical, and combinations and juxtapositions of surfaces evoke a tension. This is mirrored by the multitextural environment that envelops the models. They move between spaces within an interior landscape, voids of faux fur and marble by Rem Koolhaas and AMO, against an original soundscape created by Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman. The connotation of these insistent combinations is to challenge divisions between purpose and intention. They are tangible expression of differences brought together in one, to represent a freedom.       With the ambition of repurposing furnishing used for the Prada Group’s shows, the materials utilized in the set of the Fall/Winter 2021 digital shows for both men and women will be upcycled, finding a new life after the events through special product installations and pop-ups around the world. Finally, these materials will be donated to Meta, a circular economy project based in Milan, which offers sustainable solutions to waste disposal within ephemeral events by collecting and recovering materials for selling and rentals. Meta works in collaboration with La Réserve des arts, an association offering a service of collection and recovery of raw materials and decoration waste from fashion shows, making them available to professionals and students in the cultural sector. The Prada Fall/Winter 2021 Womenswear collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons is inspired by the idea of change and transformation, opening possibilities. A fusion between disparate themes and intents mirrors the nature of humanity: a belief in the fact that men and women each hold the masculine and feminine within themselves. This collection explores the space that exists between conventional polar opposites - the point between simplicity and complexity, elegance and practicality, limitation and release, transmuted.     A freedom to transgress boundaries of convention is mirrored by the freedom of the body, its energy, delineated through fitted bodysuits in stretch jacquard-knit, representations of and substitutions for exposed skin. Emphasis on the body serves to highlight action, activity, further underscored by garments with a softness and inherent ease - the attitude of movement, transposed. Pleats and gathers animate dresses. Tailored suits express a universal classicism - paradoxically, vents allow glimpses of the body, unconstrained. Physical freedom reflects an ideology.     Clothes are translated from one intent to another - ornament can become functional, the pragmatic can become decorative. There is a shift between their essential languages. The obvious is re-engineered, so evening-gowns become utilitarian jumpsuits and tailored coats are proposed in bright color or executed in paillettes, transforming and mutating between antonymous purposes. Rectilinear wraps morph, their pure architecture transmuting into the foundation for new forms of outerwear. Executed in re-nylon and jacquard, faux fur and sequins, they retain a closing gesture - another action - symbiotically symbolic of protection, and of grace.     Materiality permits contradiction. Traditionally gendered fabrics are recontextualized. Embellishment is structural, economical, and combinations and juxtapositions of surfaces evoke a tension. This is mirrored by the multitextural environment that envelops the models. They move between spaces within an interior landscape, voids of faux fur and marble by Rem Koolhaas and AMO, against an original soundscape created by Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman. The connotation of these insistent combinations is to challenge divisions between purpose and intention. They are tangible expression of differences brought together in one, to represent a freedom.       With the ambition of repurposing furnishing used for the Prada Group’s shows, the materials utilized in the set of the Fall/Winter 2021 digital shows for both men and women will be upcycled, finding a new life after the events through special product installations and pop-ups around the world. Finally, these materials will be donated to Meta, a circular economy project based in Milan, which offers sustainable solutions to waste disposal within ephemeral events by collecting and recovering materials for selling and rentals. Meta works in collaboration with La Réserve des arts, an association offering a service of collection and recovery of raw materials and decoration waste from fashion shows, making them available to professionals and students in the cultural sector.

SAMSØE SAMSØE COLLABORATES WITH EASTPAK
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SAMSØE SAMSØE COLLABORATES WITH EASTPAK

Fashion The playful outlook and ingrained simplicity of Samsøe Samsøe make the internationally renowned Scandinavian-based fashion house a natural sparring partner for Eastpak. The Danish brand’s minimalist vision on utilitarian streetwear and Eastpak’s iconic shapes proved to be a potent combination. The result is an exclusive capsule collection that stands at the crossroads of functionality and simplicity.     The Samsøe Samsøe x Eastpak collection will launch exclusively online on samsoe.com and on eastpak.com as of February 25th, and in selected stores as of March 1st 2021.     Heavy-duty 420D nylon fabrics forms the solid foundation of this unique collaborative collection. Available in 2 bold colorways – Blue mirage and Black – and shaped into 6 bags and accessories, each item includes functional elements with the contemporary feel of clean lines and minimalist monochromes. All backed - of course - by Eastpak’s famous 30-year warranty. The playful outlook and ingrained simplicity of Samsøe Samsøe make the internationally renowned Scandinavian-based fashion house a natural sparring partner for Eastpak. The Danish brand’s minimalist vision on utilitarian streetwear and Eastpak’s iconic shapes proved to be a potent combination. The result is an exclusive capsule collection that stands at the crossroads of functionality and simplicity.     The Samsøe Samsøe x Eastpak collection will launch exclusively online on samsoe.com and on eastpak.com as of February 25th, and in selected stores as of March 1st 2021.     Heavy-duty 420D nylon fabrics forms the solid foundation of this unique collaborative collection. Available in 2 bold colorways – Blue mirage and Black – and shaped into 6 bags and accessories, each item includes functional elements with the contemporary feel of clean lines and minimalist monochromes. All backed - of course - by Eastpak’s famous 30-year warranty.

LOUIS VUITTON RENDEZ-VOUS
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LOUIS VUITTON RENDEZ-VOUS

Accessories For next Spring, pencil in a meeting with Rendez-Vous, Louis Vuitton’s highly distinguished new bag.     This neo-classic is reminiscent of our precious diaries, with its three compartments protected by a flap and clasp. An understated luxury but with the House’s authentic signature know-how: the finesse of the most beautiful leathers on the outside and the softness of a Monogram-embroidered jacquard on the inside. The engraved chain adds a stylish accent; it can be removed to offer an array of carry options: cross- body, over the shoulder, held in the hand or even next to your heart like a talisman, as suggested in the latest runway show. Naturally, the lock has been directly inherited from the trunk-maker. Its subtle colours – black, camel or beautiful leather red – express the discreet charm of pure refinement. Rendez-Vous is right on time for a tête-à-tête with elegance.     For next Spring, pencil in a meeting with Rendez-Vous, Louis Vuitton’s highly distinguished new bag.     This neo-classic is reminiscent of our precious diaries, with its three compartments protected by a flap and clasp. An understated luxury but with the House’s authentic signature know-how: the finesse of the most beautiful leathers on the outside and the softness of a Monogram-embroidered jacquard on the inside. The engraved chain adds a stylish accent; it can be removed to offer an array of carry options: cross- body, over the shoulder, held in the hand or even next to your heart like a talisman, as suggested in the latest runway show. Naturally, the lock has been directly inherited from the trunk-maker. Its subtle colours – black, camel or beautiful leather red – express the discreet charm of pure refinement. Rendez-Vous is right on time for a tête-à-tête with elegance.    

Max Mara presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021
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Max Mara presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week The Max Mara woman is a self-made queen. Britannic style with an Italian accent. Authentic and sometimes eccentric, it’s been a recurring theme at Max Mara right from the start and it’s the backbone of this anniversary collection. New must-haves include the oversized bomber jackets and "thornproof” jackets in incredibly soft alpaca wool with utility pockets. To be worn with kilts, thick socks and sturdy shoes. And to complete the urban-county mix, there are impeccably tailored suits in tattersall checks, chic graphic tartans, oversize aran knits, velvet elbow patches and jaunty jabots in organza. The Max Mara woman is a self-made queen. Britannic style with an Italian accent. Authentic and sometimes eccentric, it’s been a recurring theme at Max Mara right from the start and it’s the backbone of this anniversary collection. New must-haves include the oversized bomber jackets and "thornproof” jackets in incredibly soft alpaca wool with utility pockets. To be worn with kilts, thick socks and sturdy shoes. And to complete the urban-county mix, there are impeccably tailored suits in tattersall checks, chic graphic tartans, oversize aran knits, velvet elbow patches and jaunty jabots in organza.

KEF Introduces Mu3 Earphones designed by Ross Lovegrove
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KEF Introduces Mu3 Earphones designed by Ross Lovegrove

Design   KEF is delighted to introduce the Mu3 Noise Cancelling True Wireless earphones. Designed by visionary designer Ross Lovegrove and engineered by KEF’s UK acoustic team to deliver pristine, high-resolution sound on the move.     KEF is a passionate pioneer of high-performance audio equipment that produces pure and natural sound. From hifi speakers to wireless speakers and headphones, they are designed to deliver magical soundscapes that enhance lives. 2021 sees KEF celebrating 60 years of an uncompromising commitment for world-leading audio technology. KEF’s 60 year obsession with producing the finest quality products that deliver their signature sound 'as the artist-intended’ is embodied in their current product range honed by six decades of passion and heartfelt ambition to turn every music lover into a music connoisseur.  The new Mu3 earphones provide music lovers the freedom to hear every note, every word, every detail whether on their commute, at the gym, or on the sofa.      KEF’s Signature Pure, Accurate Sound:   The audio performance of Mu3 earphones benefits from KEF's specially tuned Active Noise Cancellationtechnology. It enables the Mu3 to eliminate external noise without effecting the details that bring music to life.  The Mu3 delivers KEF's incomparable signature sound.  Each of the Mu3s' sculptural enclosures contain an 8.2mm full-range dynamic driver, expertly tuned by KEF’s engineering team to deliver an exceptionally dynamic and well balanced, coherent sound with rich midrange, detailed bass and crisp high tones. Every nuance and subtlety of the recording is magnificently revealed when you listen and believe.     Design by Ross Lovegrove:   To ensure the Mu3 earphones look as good as they sound, KEF has once again collaborated with Ross Lovegrove, the designer behind the MUON loudspeaker and the MUO Bluetooth speaker. Renowned for his innovative approach and flowing, sculptural forms, Ross Lovegrove brings a new dimension to sound. Through design that embraces both beauty and technological ingenuity, Lovegrove’s ongoing collaboration with KEF is an exercise in aesthetic and engineering excellence.  The Mu3 earphones may be small, but their sculptural look offers sophistication within their compact dimensions. The pure and clean aesthetic complements KEF’s design philosophy perfectly. Great design is about more than style; the Mu3 earphones boast quality and ergonomics to match.     Compact, Ergonomic Design:   The faultless ergonomic design of the new Mu3 ensures the listener has the most comfortable audio experience.   The Mu3s are perfectly balanced in the ears by smart weighting, which stops them from falling out. They are available with a choice of four subtly different sized ear tips to give the most tailored fit for your ears, while also providing the perfect seal for noise isolation and to keep them securely in place.      All Day, Any Way:   The Mu3 relieves the listener from the hassle of wires due to reassuringly stable, latency-free Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The audio performance is further enhanced by the introduction of simultaneous transmission, where both earphones receive a signal at the same time, rather than the more common approach where audio is sent to one earpiece and relayed to the other, therefore running the risk of latency. Mu3 delivers a seamless performance, they are simple to connect and exceptionally stable on both iOS and Android devices.  After the simple setup, automatic pairing makes listening to the Mu3 an effortless experience. The Mu3 earphones also boast ‘Ambient Mode’, where at the touch of a button Active Noise Cancellation is disengaged, and instead the audio picked up on the microphones is played through the earphones, bypassing passive noise reduction and providing you with instant clarity on what is going on around you.  The Mu3 also has high-capacity, quick-charge batteries to ensure they last for a full day’s listening even with Bluetooth and Noise Cancellation engaged. Importantly your headphones will remain safe if you get caught out in the rain thanks to their splash-proof design.     KEF is delighted to introduce the Mu3 Noise Cancelling True Wireless earphones. Designed by visionary designer Ross Lovegrove and engineered by KEF’s UK acoustic team to deliver pristine, high-resolution sound on the move.     KEF is a passionate pioneer of high-performance audio equipment that produces pure and natural sound. From hifi speakers to wireless speakers and headphones, they are designed to deliver magical soundscapes that enhance lives. 2021 sees KEF celebrating 60 years of an uncompromising commitment for world-leading audio technology. KEF’s 60 year obsession with producing the finest quality products that deliver their signature sound 'as the artist-intended’ is embodied in their current product range honed by six decades of passion and heartfelt ambition to turn every music lover into a music connoisseur.  The new Mu3 earphones provide music lovers the freedom to hear every note, every word, every detail whether on their commute, at the gym, or on the sofa.      KEF’s Signature Pure, Accurate Sound:   The audio performance of Mu3 earphones benefits from KEF's specially tuned Active Noise Cancellationtechnology. It enables the Mu3 to eliminate external noise without effecting the details that bring music to life.  The Mu3 delivers KEF's incomparable signature sound.  Each of the Mu3s' sculptural enclosures contain an 8.2mm full-range dynamic driver, expertly tuned by KEF’s engineering team to deliver an exceptionally dynamic and well balanced, coherent sound with rich midrange, detailed bass and crisp high tones. Every nuance and subtlety of the recording is magnificently revealed when you listen and believe.     Design by Ross Lovegrove:   To ensure the Mu3 earphones look as good as they sound, KEF has once again collaborated with Ross Lovegrove, the designer behind the MUON loudspeaker and the MUO Bluetooth speaker. Renowned for his innovative approach and flowing, sculptural forms, Ross Lovegrove brings a new dimension to sound. Through design that embraces both beauty and technological ingenuity, Lovegrove’s ongoing collaboration with KEF is an exercise in aesthetic and engineering excellence.  The Mu3 earphones may be small, but their sculptural look offers sophistication within their compact dimensions. The pure and clean aesthetic complements KEF’s design philosophy perfectly. Great design is about more than style; the Mu3 earphones boast quality and ergonomics to match.     Compact, Ergonomic Design:   The faultless ergonomic design of the new Mu3 ensures the listener has the most comfortable audio experience.   The Mu3s are perfectly balanced in the ears by smart weighting, which stops them from falling out. They are available with a choice of four subtly different sized ear tips to give the most tailored fit for your ears, while also providing the perfect seal for noise isolation and to keep them securely in place.      All Day, Any Way:   The Mu3 relieves the listener from the hassle of wires due to reassuringly stable, latency-free Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. The audio performance is further enhanced by the introduction of simultaneous transmission, where both earphones receive a signal at the same time, rather than the more common approach where audio is sent to one earpiece and relayed to the other, therefore running the risk of latency. Mu3 delivers a seamless performance, they are simple to connect and exceptionally stable on both iOS and Android devices.  After the simple setup, automatic pairing makes listening to the Mu3 an effortless experience. The Mu3 earphones also boast ‘Ambient Mode’, where at the touch of a button Active Noise Cancellation is disengaged, and instead the audio picked up on the microphones is played through the earphones, bypassing passive noise reduction and providing you with instant clarity on what is going on around you.  The Mu3 also has high-capacity, quick-charge batteries to ensure they last for a full day’s listening even with Bluetooth and Noise Cancellation engaged. Importantly your headphones will remain safe if you get caught out in the rain thanks to their splash-proof design.  

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