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Versace joins Lady Gaga to celebrate Pride Month and the 10th anniversary of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way album
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Versace joins Lady Gaga to celebrate Pride Month and the 10th anniversary of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way album

Fashion   “I am so happy to partner once again with Lady Gaga and the Born This Way Foundation. Our friendship and our efforts to promote equality, diversity and inclusion have only become stronger with time. It’s been 10 years since we created the looks for her Born This Way Ball, so we’ve decided to revisit the leather jacket - one of my favorite pieces from the tour - to be auctioned for a great cause.  Gaga and her foundation are so inspiring, I love the work they do with vulnerable youth and the LGBTQ+ community.” - Donatella Versace     In fact, Versace will auction a replica of the iconic leather jacket worn by Gaga on her accompanying world tour and donating all proceeds from the auction to the star’s Born This Way Foundation. Entirely hand-crafted in Versace’s Milan atelier, the jacket took over 400 hours to complete and features accents of the brand’s signature Metal Mesh, as well as golden trims and buckles. The exclusive piece will be auctioned from June 1 by Omaze, a US-based fundraising company that partners with charities.     Versace will also launch a unisex T-shirt and beret with a portion of proceeds going to the Born This Way Foundation. The designs feature the Versace logo in Pride colors to celebrate the brand’s continued allyship with the LGBTQ+ community.     The styles will be available for purchase on Versace.com from June, 1st.   “I am so happy to partner once again with Lady Gaga and the Born This Way Foundation. Our friendship and our efforts to promote equality, diversity and inclusion have only become stronger with time. It’s been 10 years since we created the looks for her Born This Way Ball, so we’ve decided to revisit the leather jacket - one of my favorite pieces from the tour - to be auctioned for a great cause.  Gaga and her foundation are so inspiring, I love the work they do with vulnerable youth and the LGBTQ+ community.” - Donatella Versace     In fact, Versace will auction a replica of the iconic leather jacket worn by Gaga on her accompanying world tour and donating all proceeds from the auction to the star’s Born This Way Foundation. Entirely hand-crafted in Versace’s Milan atelier, the jacket took over 400 hours to complete and features accents of the brand’s signature Metal Mesh, as well as golden trims and buckles. The exclusive piece will be auctioned from June 1 by Omaze, a US-based fundraising company that partners with charities.     Versace will also launch a unisex T-shirt and beret with a portion of proceeds going to the Born This Way Foundation. The designs feature the Versace logo in Pride colors to celebrate the brand’s continued allyship with the LGBTQ+ community.     The styles will be available for purchase on Versace.com from June, 1st.

YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTY PRESENTS: Y LE PARFUM STARRING LENNY KRAVITZ
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YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTY PRESENTS: Y LE PARFUM STARRING LENNY KRAVITZ

Fragrances PLAYING IT SAFE? ABSOLUTELY NOT. BELIEVE IN THE IMPROBABLE. PURSUE THE UNREACHABLE. YOU NEVER KNOW IT’S POSSIBLE UNTIL YOU DO IT. WHY NOT GIVE IT ALL YOU’VE GOT?     In 2017, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté took the first letter of its founder’s name, turned it into a question, and named a new scent after it... Because everything starts with a Y. Contrasting vivid radiance and addictive intensity, Y offers a striking new take on the fougère -- the most iconic masculine fragrance family --, composed by a true rock star among noses, the Master Perfumer Dominique Ropion (IFF). The Photographer: David Sims.   Today, with Y LE PARFUM, YSL Beauté pushes back the boundaries of masculine perfumery even further by exploring the intense shot of cleanness and sexiness of the fougère. Matching vibrant lavender against the strength of black cedarwood, Y’s richest variation yet is a forceful olfactive statement. An exceptional long-lastingness for an infinitely sexy and fresh sillage on the skin.   Intense? Absolutely. Edgy? The name says it all. Nothing but the boldest, most potent scent would dare to call itself Y LE PARFUM. It’s not a question. It’s an answer.     THE MAN Y: THE INDEPENDENT EXPERIMENTER   Y LE PARFUM captures the spirit of the Y man, embodied by Y’s iconic ambassador, rock legend Lenny Kravitz. A dreamer and risk-taker, an avid experimenter and multi-talented creator, always forging ahead on the path to self-accomplishment... Whatever he does, the Y LE PARFUM man is a total rock star. Absolutely free-spirited. Intensely independent. Never afraid to defy the status quo. Why not? He doesn’t care about other people’s judgment. Never afraid to experiment. To make unexpected choices. Because he collects experiences like badges of honor.   Here’s a man who lives to his own beat and does his own thing. Because he knows self-accomplishment comes from creating your own journey. Following your intuition. Being true to your music.     THE FRAGRANCE: CONTRASTED; SOPHISTICATED. THE ABSOLUTE FOUGÈRE   “With Y Le Parfum, I intensified Y EAU DE PARFUM’s strength and sensuality by heightening the contrast between the very sparkling opening and the deep, enveloping, almost powdery oriental drydown.” Dominique Ropion     Just like a visionary performer can interpret the same song in strikingly different ways, the Master Perfumer Dominique Ropion has created compelling variations of Y. Each with its distinctive feel, but the same strong identity: a contrast between clean and sensual. Yconic and edgy. Black & white. In Y LE PARFUM, he creates this contrast by playing off the radiance of lavender against the strength of cedarwood. Top-notch ingredients, exclusive to YSL Beauté, that give Y LE PARFUM its melody, underscored by the primal beat of incense, the olfactory signature of the Y variations. The composition opens with a soaring hook, as a crunchy green apple note reveals its fruity facet. Mouth- watering grapefruit introduces lemony ginger and elemi.     The energy of that upbeat accord is boosted by an overdose of aldehydes, molecules that smell of a freshly ironed white tee-shirt. Like the pulsing riff of an electric guitar, their metallic vibe resonates with the cool incense accord that runs through the scent. Floral, crisp, and minty, geranium extends the radiance of the sparkling opening as Y LE PARFUM segues into a more sensual mood.     Diva lavender heart and lavandin heart from France, both crafted for YSL to enhance the freshest, most seductive facets of the flowers, give Y’s fougère structure a uniquely rich, velvety texture. More intense than ever, the orange blossom accord, rounded out by coumarin, with its tones of almond, tobacco, and hay, perfect this interpretation of the most iconic of masculine fragrance families.     The mood gets darker as the bass vibes of another couture ingredient, Virginia Cedarwood Heart from USA, take over.     Classically used in masculine perfumery, Virginia cedarwood yields an essence that gives off the scent of a freshly sharpened pencil. To reveal its creamiest, warmest, most sensual facets, this oil is re-assembled through molecular distillation to whittle out its rougher notes. Sculpted and polished, the resulting essence, turns cedarwood oil into a streamlined, uniquely elegant material: Virginia cedarwood heart.     Deep and resonant, this potent cedar is bolstered by an Indonesian patchouli and dark, resinous olibanum essence, it brings a sensual dimension to the drydown of Y LE PARFUM.     Smooth elegance. Raw power. Why not give it all you’ve got? Experience Y LE PARFUM’s absolute intensity. Be YSL, absolutely.       In YSL Beauty’s new print campaign for Y, it is the iconic portrait of a rock star: Lenny Kravitz looking boldly, straight into the camera, elegantly holding his guitar, sharply dressed in his YSL suit... His charisma is captured by David Sims, an acclaimed fashion photographer whose impeccably cool credentials include i- D, where he debuted his career in 1985, The Face, Dazed and Confused, the US and French Vogue, W magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar. The Sheffield-born David Sims began his editorial career in 1985 shooting for i-D. Named Photographer of the Year in 1996 at the International Festival of Photography, David Sim’s work has been exhibited across the globe, with solo and group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, among others.     WHICH Y IS FOR YOU?   Y EAU FRAÎCHE (2020) expresses the first, energizing rush of creativity with a shot of crisp, icy lemon and geranium splashing against clean, strong peppermint and cedarwood. Find your freshness.   Y EAU DE TOILETTE INTENSE (2019) encapsulates the sense of rush just before a performance with a daring match of orange blossom and cocoa. Living for the thrill.   Y EAU DE TOILETTE (2017) layers crisp aldehydes and cool ginger over classic geranium, and the dark accent of incense over ambery wood. A perfect olfactory balance. Finding meaning in achievement.   Y EAU DE PARFUM (2018) is the darker take on the original fougère’s play on light and shadow. This iconic fragrance blends sensuous woods with sage and geranium, projecting a long-lasting trail infused with confidence and adrenaline. A feel-cool fragrance, the scent of accomplishment.   Y LE PARFUM joins a range of fragrances reinventing fougère, the most iconic genre in men’s perfumery. A new step in self accomplishment. Diva lavender heart and lavandin heart from France, give a uniquely rich, velvety texture. And everything gets darker with Virginia Cedarwood Heart from USA, the deepest, most resonant, and sensual character of the wood. PLAYING IT SAFE? ABSOLUTELY NOT. BELIEVE IN THE IMPROBABLE. PURSUE THE UNREACHABLE. YOU NEVER KNOW IT’S POSSIBLE UNTIL YOU DO IT. WHY NOT GIVE IT ALL YOU’VE GOT?     In 2017, Yves Saint Laurent Beauté took the first letter of its founder’s name, turned it into a question, and named a new scent after it... Because everything starts with a Y. Contrasting vivid radiance and addictive intensity, Y offers a striking new take on the fougère -- the most iconic masculine fragrance family --, composed by a true rock star among noses, the Master Perfumer Dominique Ropion (IFF). The Photographer: David Sims.   Today, with Y LE PARFUM, YSL Beauté pushes back the boundaries of masculine perfumery even further by exploring the intense shot of cleanness and sexiness of the fougère. Matching vibrant lavender against the strength of black cedarwood, Y’s richest variation yet is a forceful olfactive statement. An exceptional long-lastingness for an infinitely sexy and fresh sillage on the skin.   Intense? Absolutely. Edgy? The name says it all. Nothing but the boldest, most potent scent would dare to call itself Y LE PARFUM. It’s not a question. It’s an answer.     THE MAN Y: THE INDEPENDENT EXPERIMENTER   Y LE PARFUM captures the spirit of the Y man, embodied by Y’s iconic ambassador, rock legend Lenny Kravitz. A dreamer and risk-taker, an avid experimenter and multi-talented creator, always forging ahead on the path to self-accomplishment... Whatever he does, the Y LE PARFUM man is a total rock star. Absolutely free-spirited. Intensely independent. Never afraid to defy the status quo. Why not? He doesn’t care about other people’s judgment. Never afraid to experiment. To make unexpected choices. Because he collects experiences like badges of honor.   Here’s a man who lives to his own beat and does his own thing. Because he knows self-accomplishment comes from creating your own journey. Following your intuition. Being true to your music.     THE FRAGRANCE: CONTRASTED; SOPHISTICATED. THE ABSOLUTE FOUGÈRE   “With Y Le Parfum, I intensified Y EAU DE PARFUM’s strength and sensuality by heightening the contrast between the very sparkling opening and the deep, enveloping, almost powdery oriental drydown.” Dominique Ropion     Just like a visionary performer can interpret the same song in strikingly different ways, the Master Perfumer Dominique Ropion has created compelling variations of Y. Each with its distinctive feel, but the same strong identity: a contrast between clean and sensual. Yconic and edgy. Black & white. In Y LE PARFUM, he creates this contrast by playing off the radiance of lavender against the strength of cedarwood. Top-notch ingredients, exclusive to YSL Beauté, that give Y LE PARFUM its melody, underscored by the primal beat of incense, the olfactory signature of the Y variations. The composition opens with a soaring hook, as a crunchy green apple note reveals its fruity facet. Mouth- watering grapefruit introduces lemony ginger and elemi.     The energy of that upbeat accord is boosted by an overdose of aldehydes, molecules that smell of a freshly ironed white tee-shirt. Like the pulsing riff of an electric guitar, their metallic vibe resonates with the cool incense accord that runs through the scent. Floral, crisp, and minty, geranium extends the radiance of the sparkling opening as Y LE PARFUM segues into a more sensual mood.     Diva lavender heart and lavandin heart from France, both crafted for YSL to enhance the freshest, most seductive facets of the flowers, give Y’s fougère structure a uniquely rich, velvety texture. More intense than ever, the orange blossom accord, rounded out by coumarin, with its tones of almond, tobacco, and hay, perfect this interpretation of the most iconic of masculine fragrance families.     The mood gets darker as the bass vibes of another couture ingredient, Virginia Cedarwood Heart from USA, take over.     Classically used in masculine perfumery, Virginia cedarwood yields an essence that gives off the scent of a freshly sharpened pencil. To reveal its creamiest, warmest, most sensual facets, this oil is re-assembled through molecular distillation to whittle out its rougher notes. Sculpted and polished, the resulting essence, turns cedarwood oil into a streamlined, uniquely elegant material: Virginia cedarwood heart.     Deep and resonant, this potent cedar is bolstered by an Indonesian patchouli and dark, resinous olibanum essence, it brings a sensual dimension to the drydown of Y LE PARFUM.     Smooth elegance. Raw power. Why not give it all you’ve got? Experience Y LE PARFUM’s absolute intensity. Be YSL, absolutely.       In YSL Beauty’s new print campaign for Y, it is the iconic portrait of a rock star: Lenny Kravitz looking boldly, straight into the camera, elegantly holding his guitar, sharply dressed in his YSL suit... His charisma is captured by David Sims, an acclaimed fashion photographer whose impeccably cool credentials include i- D, where he debuted his career in 1985, The Face, Dazed and Confused, the US and French Vogue, W magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar. The Sheffield-born David Sims began his editorial career in 1985 shooting for i-D. Named Photographer of the Year in 1996 at the International Festival of Photography, David Sim’s work has been exhibited across the globe, with solo and group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, among others.     WHICH Y IS FOR YOU?   Y EAU FRAÎCHE (2020) expresses the first, energizing rush of creativity with a shot of crisp, icy lemon and geranium splashing against clean, strong peppermint and cedarwood. Find your freshness.   Y EAU DE TOILETTE INTENSE (2019) encapsulates the sense of rush just before a performance with a daring match of orange blossom and cocoa. Living for the thrill.   Y EAU DE TOILETTE (2017) layers crisp aldehydes and cool ginger over classic geranium, and the dark accent of incense over ambery wood. A perfect olfactory balance. Finding meaning in achievement.   Y EAU DE PARFUM (2018) is the darker take on the original fougère’s play on light and shadow. This iconic fragrance blends sensuous woods with sage and geranium, projecting a long-lasting trail infused with confidence and adrenaline. A feel-cool fragrance, the scent of accomplishment.   Y LE PARFUM joins a range of fragrances reinventing fougère, the most iconic genre in men’s perfumery. A new step in self accomplishment. Diva lavender heart and lavandin heart from France, give a uniquely rich, velvety texture. And everything gets darker with Virginia Cedarwood Heart from USA, the deepest, most resonant, and sensual character of the wood.

In conversation with Nicolai Marciano & FriendsWithYou
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In conversation with Nicolai Marciano & FriendsWithYou

Fashion This Spring, Guess is collaborating with FriendsWithYou on a capsule collection of colorful silhouettes and fabrications. The collection consists of 81 pieces, that are available from April. “GUESS has joined forces with FriendsWithYou to spark a movement - an opportunity to shape our world to be a happy place, a place where everything is Friends-With-You,” say FriendsWithYou founders, Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. We had the pleasure to talk about the collection with Nicolai Marciano from GUESS and Samuel and Arturo from FriendsWithYou.     Hi Nicolai, Samuel and Arturo.  This is not the first time you’re working together. Can you share with us how did the partnership of Guess x FriendsWithYou come to life?   Samuel: It started mostly as a friendship, which is kinda cool, you know. We met Nicolai and instantly became friends, just him being so down to earth, a cool kid. And also so professional and so much in love with creating art as fashion. And I think that was also a big part of our collaboration with J Balvin, which came from a similar type of mindset, of just spreading joy and some type of good feeling to people. So that's how it kind of got rolling.     Nicolai, we would love to hear more about your story with Guess. How did it all start, what are your goals for the brand?   Nicolai: I started working for the company seven years ago. I left high school early and started working for the brand. I started working in product development for denim and production was very product focused for the first couple of years. Then, like in the second to third year, I started getting more creatively involved, started putting some projects together. From one thing to another and thinking for the brand, we now have a department we've started and two new subdivisions of the company. One is Guess Originals and one is Guess U.S.A. And those are both brands that I managed directly along with the bigger overall partnerships, like this FriendWithYou partnership, which is a global kind of Guess partnership, all around the world.   This year going into next year, we're turning 40. And you know, I think the goals are really to see the company here for the next 40 years. So, it's about doing the right things, what's right for the brand and keeping the integrity, but also doing the right kind of storytelling from our archive and telling the right stories about our advertising. I think a lot of what we do, from Originals and Guess U.S.A. standpoint, we really educate, inform this younger generation of what Guess was built on. And there's kind of a lot of this nostalgia there and a lot of people then understand “Oh, that's why Guess is everywhere”. I understand what it was made from and the story it had with Jeans and the story it had with campaigns and advertising. So, a lot of what we do is storytelling and I think it makes it fun cause we have a lot of history and there's a lot of opportunity to work with a lot of different people. At the same time, it was just elevating and like enhancing, our brand as a whole.     Samuel and Arturo, the sole purpose of FriendsWithYou is spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck and Friendship. Tell us more about the brand itself. Are your designs always so colorful and playful?   Arturo: Yeah, that's something that we thought was always kind of a unique angle to what we want to do on the art. We think that to some degrees art in general tends to be about the dark side of the human soul. It feels like that art is linked to this idea that you own and it's only bad. And we’ve kind of taken this other angle, like why couldn't it be the opposite of that? Could it be something that is optimistic and that is focusing on the lighter side of the human experience, and that's something that we started doing from the beginning, from the first project that we did together. It was 20 years ago, this toys that were kind of like amulets that brought you good luck. They really helped you along the human life journey. And it's always been about that. It's like, how do we take this concepts that are kind of global or universal in the human experience, like icons and things that really bring us positivity, that makes us think about the positive things in life and how do we make those things and redesign them and use them through public culture to bring those ideas back into the mix. So that's kind of been central to what we've been doing together for 20 years, Sam and I. It's been amazing and what we're doing with Guess is a perfect example of that. There are ideas that are birthed in our studio through almost traditional art means, painting and sculpture and thinking and whatever, but somehow then apply it to more democratic kind of distribution means. And with a reach that Guess has on a global scale, it is a perfect match of the marketplace and then our concepts of really sharing this positivity.     What was the whole idea and concept behind the Spring 2021 capsule collection that you launched just recently?   Samuel: The main idea was really doing that similar thing as Arturo had mentioned, like taking this kind of amulets that are created for an international idea, bringing the world closer together while at the same time empowering each human, that is super powered with this colorful and intention based apparel that we're creating. We put love into every item and every concept that we're creating and that's what we do with our fine art. So we're like, let's do the same thing with this more further reaching apparel, give it so much love that when you are wearing it, you're now a catalyst for spreading love yourself. And also bringing yourself this magical love. It's almost like psychomagic, like the idea from Alejandro Jodorowsky, bringing in this concept that we can change, not only our environment, but a greater world itself. So that was the first major concept that we wanted to create this larger reaching and more accessible concept together with Guess and Nicolai and Paul. We're so excited that they embraced this idea and both of them are so innovative, and seeing that this is a new world trend by people not wanting to feel bad and also giving access of art to people in a more accessible way.     What is the main message behind this collection? How would you describe the target customers of this capsule?   Nicolai: I feel like you just kinda mentioned what the message was. It's about what you guys stand for and what FriendsWithYou is.    Arturo: Specific to your question, who is it that we're targeting? I think that we are targeting people that are not afraid of showing this optimistic side or people that want to kind of embrace that. And I think that is a very timely kind of collaboration, because I feel that is also very popular, at least in United States. And I'm sure it's similar in Europe, that it's becoming more common to wear clothes that are evocative. So I feel like there's almost a new window of permission to be that evocative with the clothes. And I think that we're definitely challenged trying to capitalize on that. Not just in the capital sense, but more in the “Okay, now it's allowed to really express yourself in that manner”. And I think that is what is cool. We have been wearing some of the test samples around and stuff like that. And people can’t help themselves by being “Oh my God, that is the cutest rainbow jacket I've ever seen”. It's something that brings joy out of just wearing it. You become a symbol if you're the one that is in the group and you're walking by and you are wearing the rainbow jacket, I think people smile at you. They're like “Oh my God, that person is not afraid of wearing that”. You know, like that positive kind of look in life. And I think it brings it out of all the people. There's almost like symmetry of positiveness that happens when you wear something that evokes that feeling. And that's something that's very interesting to us. I think that our target are people that are down to do that. I feel like there's a lot more of that happening.   Samuel: It's really about world unity and it's about self-healing and self-empowerment. So it's self-empowerment to create world unity what we’re really pushing for. That's kind of what our art is about, how do we heal ourselves and each other to be compassionate and empathetic towards each other to then start this larger cycle of healing and happiness and retraining our minds to seek this type of recourse with the universe together, so that we're creating almost this endless cycle of self-care that then turns into us nurturing our whole garden or our community and that’s really cool.     The collection has 81 pieces. You all must have one piece that stands out to you and is your favorite. We would love to hear which piece is your favorite.   Arturo: I don't know if I have a favorite one. I think it's hard to pick one of the babies to be like, that's my favorite baby. But I definitely think that a lot of the pieces that are very dense with designs are kind of some of my favorites. There's a lot of overall patterns and stuff like that. And I like some of those a lot, but I don't really have a favorite one.   Samuel: I would agree. Once you see the whole collection, it's so amazing. But, we made this little cloud backpack, which is one of our most iconic symbols and it’s this super cute thing that I could just see everybody wearing. And I mean, each of the pieces is so bright and happy. We did our first samples with Nicolai, me and Arturo. And he got a huge smile on his face. Every item is so well thought of and so well cared for. So it was really an exciting and fun project to release.     Are you already thinking of another collaboration between Guess and FriendsWithYou?   Samuel: We really see our partnerships like they don't really go away or end, we're very different as artists that way. We continue working with people that feel right and really get the message. We've already been speaking to Nicolai about much bigger projects, like doing multiple projects, possibly even creating a whole new top secret type of collaboration together, which is going to be a more long-term thing. But, even for our fine art projects and larger scale installations, we make little capsule collections with Nicolai and it's just kind of an ongoing collaboration and friendship and it just gets better with each thing. So it's fun for us to explore that.    Nicolai: There's more to come and we're excited to keep it going.       Explore the collection here: https://www.guess.eu/nl-nl/guess/collecties/guess-x-friendswithyou This Spring, Guess is collaborating with FriendsWithYou on a capsule collection of colorful silhouettes and fabrications. The collection consists of 81 pieces, that are available from April. “GUESS has joined forces with FriendsWithYou to spark a movement - an opportunity to shape our world to be a happy place, a place where everything is Friends-With-You,” say FriendsWithYou founders, Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III. We had the pleasure to talk about the collection with Nicolai Marciano from GUESS and Samuel and Arturo from FriendsWithYou.     Hi Nicolai, Samuel and Arturo.  This is not the first time you’re working together. Can you share with us how did the partnership of Guess x FriendsWithYou come to life?   Samuel: It started mostly as a friendship, which is kinda cool, you know. We met Nicolai and instantly became friends, just him being so down to earth, a cool kid. And also so professional and so much in love with creating art as fashion. And I think that was also a big part of our collaboration with J Balvin, which came from a similar type of mindset, of just spreading joy and some type of good feeling to people. So that's how it kind of got rolling.     Nicolai, we would love to hear more about your story with Guess. How did it all start, what are your goals for the brand?   Nicolai: I started working for the company seven years ago. I left high school early and started working for the brand. I started working in product development for denim and production was very product focused for the first couple of years. Then, like in the second to third year, I started getting more creatively involved, started putting some projects together. From one thing to another and thinking for the brand, we now have a department we've started and two new subdivisions of the company. One is Guess Originals and one is Guess U.S.A. And those are both brands that I managed directly along with the bigger overall partnerships, like this FriendWithYou partnership, which is a global kind of Guess partnership, all around the world.   This year going into next year, we're turning 40. And you know, I think the goals are really to see the company here for the next 40 years. So, it's about doing the right things, what's right for the brand and keeping the integrity, but also doing the right kind of storytelling from our archive and telling the right stories about our advertising. I think a lot of what we do, from Originals and Guess U.S.A. standpoint, we really educate, inform this younger generation of what Guess was built on. And there's kind of a lot of this nostalgia there and a lot of people then understand “Oh, that's why Guess is everywhere”. I understand what it was made from and the story it had with Jeans and the story it had with campaigns and advertising. So, a lot of what we do is storytelling and I think it makes it fun cause we have a lot of history and there's a lot of opportunity to work with a lot of different people. At the same time, it was just elevating and like enhancing, our brand as a whole.     Samuel and Arturo, the sole purpose of FriendsWithYou is spreading the positive message of Magic, Luck and Friendship. Tell us more about the brand itself. Are your designs always so colorful and playful?   Arturo: Yeah, that's something that we thought was always kind of a unique angle to what we want to do on the art. We think that to some degrees art in general tends to be about the dark side of the human soul. It feels like that art is linked to this idea that you own and it's only bad. And we’ve kind of taken this other angle, like why couldn't it be the opposite of that? Could it be something that is optimistic and that is focusing on the lighter side of the human experience, and that's something that we started doing from the beginning, from the first project that we did together. It was 20 years ago, this toys that were kind of like amulets that brought you good luck. They really helped you along the human life journey. And it's always been about that. It's like, how do we take this concepts that are kind of global or universal in the human experience, like icons and things that really bring us positivity, that makes us think about the positive things in life and how do we make those things and redesign them and use them through public culture to bring those ideas back into the mix. So that's kind of been central to what we've been doing together for 20 years, Sam and I. It's been amazing and what we're doing with Guess is a perfect example of that. There are ideas that are birthed in our studio through almost traditional art means, painting and sculpture and thinking and whatever, but somehow then apply it to more democratic kind of distribution means. And with a reach that Guess has on a global scale, it is a perfect match of the marketplace and then our concepts of really sharing this positivity.     What was the whole idea and concept behind the Spring 2021 capsule collection that you launched just recently?   Samuel: The main idea was really doing that similar thing as Arturo had mentioned, like taking this kind of amulets that are created for an international idea, bringing the world closer together while at the same time empowering each human, that is super powered with this colorful and intention based apparel that we're creating. We put love into every item and every concept that we're creating and that's what we do with our fine art. So we're like, let's do the same thing with this more further reaching apparel, give it so much love that when you are wearing it, you're now a catalyst for spreading love yourself. And also bringing yourself this magical love. It's almost like psychomagic, like the idea from Alejandro Jodorowsky, bringing in this concept that we can change, not only our environment, but a greater world itself. So that was the first major concept that we wanted to create this larger reaching and more accessible concept together with Guess and Nicolai and Paul. We're so excited that they embraced this idea and both of them are so innovative, and seeing that this is a new world trend by people not wanting to feel bad and also giving access of art to people in a more accessible way.     What is the main message behind this collection? How would you describe the target customers of this capsule?   Nicolai: I feel like you just kinda mentioned what the message was. It's about what you guys stand for and what FriendsWithYou is.    Arturo: Specific to your question, who is it that we're targeting? I think that we are targeting people that are not afraid of showing this optimistic side or people that want to kind of embrace that. And I think that is a very timely kind of collaboration, because I feel that is also very popular, at least in United States. And I'm sure it's similar in Europe, that it's becoming more common to wear clothes that are evocative. So I feel like there's almost a new window of permission to be that evocative with the clothes. And I think that we're definitely challenged trying to capitalize on that. Not just in the capital sense, but more in the “Okay, now it's allowed to really express yourself in that manner”. And I think that is what is cool. We have been wearing some of the test samples around and stuff like that. And people can’t help themselves by being “Oh my God, that is the cutest rainbow jacket I've ever seen”. It's something that brings joy out of just wearing it. You become a symbol if you're the one that is in the group and you're walking by and you are wearing the rainbow jacket, I think people smile at you. They're like “Oh my God, that person is not afraid of wearing that”. You know, like that positive kind of look in life. And I think it brings it out of all the people. There's almost like symmetry of positiveness that happens when you wear something that evokes that feeling. And that's something that's very interesting to us. I think that our target are people that are down to do that. I feel like there's a lot more of that happening.   Samuel: It's really about world unity and it's about self-healing and self-empowerment. So it's self-empowerment to create world unity what we’re really pushing for. That's kind of what our art is about, how do we heal ourselves and each other to be compassionate and empathetic towards each other to then start this larger cycle of healing and happiness and retraining our minds to seek this type of recourse with the universe together, so that we're creating almost this endless cycle of self-care that then turns into us nurturing our whole garden or our community and that’s really cool.     The collection has 81 pieces. You all must have one piece that stands out to you and is your favorite. We would love to hear which piece is your favorite.   Arturo: I don't know if I have a favorite one. I think it's hard to pick one of the babies to be like, that's my favorite baby. But I definitely think that a lot of the pieces that are very dense with designs are kind of some of my favorites. There's a lot of overall patterns and stuff like that. And I like some of those a lot, but I don't really have a favorite one.   Samuel: I would agree. Once you see the whole collection, it's so amazing. But, we made this little cloud backpack, which is one of our most iconic symbols and it’s this super cute thing that I could just see everybody wearing. And I mean, each of the pieces is so bright and happy. We did our first samples with Nicolai, me and Arturo. And he got a huge smile on his face. Every item is so well thought of and so well cared for. So it was really an exciting and fun project to release.     Are you already thinking of another collaboration between Guess and FriendsWithYou?   Samuel: We really see our partnerships like they don't really go away or end, we're very different as artists that way. We continue working with people that feel right and really get the message. We've already been speaking to Nicolai about much bigger projects, like doing multiple projects, possibly even creating a whole new top secret type of collaboration together, which is going to be a more long-term thing. But, even for our fine art projects and larger scale installations, we make little capsule collections with Nicolai and it's just kind of an ongoing collaboration and friendship and it just gets better with each thing. So it's fun for us to explore that.    Nicolai: There's more to come and we're excited to keep it going.       Explore the collection here: https://www.guess.eu/nl-nl/guess/collecties/guess-x-friendswithyou

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Daily Paper and Fatboy Unveil Their First Collaboration
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Daily Paper and Fatboy Unveil Their First Collaboration

Design Inspired by Fatboy’s widely recognised Lamzac, Daily Paper has teamed up with the fellow Dutch brand to develop the first-ever Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac O. With Fatboy having provided Daily Paper’s NYC Flagship store with custom-designed bean bags, the collaboration is a continuation of the relationship between the two Dutch natives.     Introducing Daily Paper's first outdoor piece, a must-have lifestyle product for the summer months ahead.     Quick and Easy-To-Use:   The Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac O is an inflatable chair to be filled with a simple horizontal swoosh without the need for a pump. Designed for optimal user-friendliness, the Lamzac comes in a compact custom-made tote bag and is easy to close with a unique roll-and-lock system. While the Lamzac itself only weighs 1kg, it can hold a weight of up to 150kg.     Building on Daily Paper’s Latest Resort Line:   The product design picks up elements of patchwork and monogram seen throughout Daily Paper’s latest SS21 Resort collection. Paired with the brand’s new SS21 accessoriesthe Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac is the perfect lifestyle product to elevate your outdoor experience this summer.       A Summer Must-Have :   Meant to celebrate the warmer months to come, the Lamzac O allows you to sit back and relax anytime and anywhere. A waterproof coating ensures that the chair is resistant to water and dirt, making it beach-and-park-ready. Although intended for open-air purposes, the Lamzac can be set up indoors or on the balcony.         Launching on June 11th, the limited edition Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac is priced at €90, available online at Daily Paper and Fatboy and in-stores across Daily Paper Flagships in Amsterdam, NYC and London.       Credits Campaign Photography: Mounir Raji Photography assistant: Mylan Rosendaal Art Direction: Florian Joahn  Styling: JeanPaul Paula Make up: Laura Yard  Hair: Keanna Williams    Talents: Tobi Afeez Amao  Salif Ly  Inspired by Fatboy’s widely recognised Lamzac, Daily Paper has teamed up with the fellow Dutch brand to develop the first-ever Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac O. With Fatboy having provided Daily Paper’s NYC Flagship store with custom-designed bean bags, the collaboration is a continuation of the relationship between the two Dutch natives.     Introducing Daily Paper's first outdoor piece, a must-have lifestyle product for the summer months ahead.     Quick and Easy-To-Use:   The Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac O is an inflatable chair to be filled with a simple horizontal swoosh without the need for a pump. Designed for optimal user-friendliness, the Lamzac comes in a compact custom-made tote bag and is easy to close with a unique roll-and-lock system. While the Lamzac itself only weighs 1kg, it can hold a weight of up to 150kg.     Building on Daily Paper’s Latest Resort Line:   The product design picks up elements of patchwork and monogram seen throughout Daily Paper’s latest SS21 Resort collection. Paired with the brand’s new SS21 accessoriesthe Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac is the perfect lifestyle product to elevate your outdoor experience this summer.       A Summer Must-Have :   Meant to celebrate the warmer months to come, the Lamzac O allows you to sit back and relax anytime and anywhere. A waterproof coating ensures that the chair is resistant to water and dirt, making it beach-and-park-ready. Although intended for open-air purposes, the Lamzac can be set up indoors or on the balcony.         Launching on June 11th, the limited edition Daily Paper x Fatboy Lamzac is priced at €90, available online at Daily Paper and Fatboy and in-stores across Daily Paper Flagships in Amsterdam, NYC and London.       Credits Campaign Photography: Mounir Raji Photography assistant: Mylan Rosendaal Art Direction: Florian Joahn  Styling: JeanPaul Paula Make up: Laura Yard  Hair: Keanna Williams    Talents: Tobi Afeez Amao  Salif Ly 

Chanel presents The Métiers d’art 2020/21 “Le Château des Dames” collection campaign with Kristen Stewart photographed by Juergen Teller
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Chanel presents The Métiers d’art 2020/21 “Le Château des Dames” collection campaign with Kristen Stewart photographed by Juergen Teller

Fashion The Château de Chenonceau breathes its history and its mysteries into the CHANEL Métiers d’art 2020/21 collection campaign.  After the show on December 3rd 2020, filmed in the grand gallery with its black and white checkered floor, this campaign continues exploring the “Château des Dames”:  the actress and CHANEL ambassador Kristen Stewart embarks on a romantic chassé-croisé before the lens of photographer Juergen Teller.     This campaign, embodied by Kristen Stewart, evokes the silhouette of the women who lived in the Château de Chenonceau, from Catherine de’ Medici to Diane de Poitiers, as well as that of contemporary women.  Constantly reinvented by Virginie Viard's creativity and the dialogue she maintains with the Métiers d'art, it is a celebration of women, detail and sophistication.     Visit their website for more information: https://www.chanel.com/nl/ The Château de Chenonceau breathes its history and its mysteries into the CHANEL Métiers d’art 2020/21 collection campaign.  After the show on December 3rd 2020, filmed in the grand gallery with its black and white checkered floor, this campaign continues exploring the “Château des Dames”:  the actress and CHANEL ambassador Kristen Stewart embarks on a romantic chassé-croisé before the lens of photographer Juergen Teller.     This campaign, embodied by Kristen Stewart, evokes the silhouette of the women who lived in the Château de Chenonceau, from Catherine de’ Medici to Diane de Poitiers, as well as that of contemporary women.  Constantly reinvented by Virginie Viard's creativity and the dialogue she maintains with the Métiers d'art, it is a celebration of women, detail and sophistication.     Visit their website for more information: https://www.chanel.com/nl/

In conversation with Gottmik
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In conversation with Gottmik

Fashion We had a delight speaking with Kade Gottlieb AKA Gottmik.       Who are you and what is your profession?   Hi! My name is Kade Gottlieb AKA Gottmik from RuPauls drag race season 13 and I am a performer! From makeup to drag I am ready to show my artistry in every way possible!      When did you start as a Make-Up Artist? How and why did you start?   I have been in love with makeup for as long as I can remember but I started working as a signed professional makeup artist when I was 21! I grew up painting and drawing, so seeing my skills translated on people made it living art and I was obsessed.     What are your first memories when it comes to fashion?   The first time I was beyond moved and realized I wanted fashion to be a part of my life was Alexander McQueens Fall 2009 collection. I was in 7th grade and I remember feeling emotions and seeing beauty in a way I never had felt before. A backstage photo from that runway to this day is hung above my bed!      What inspires you the most when it comes to fashion?   I love when art makes people feel something. When I do anything I want to put my emotions and my life experience into whatever I’m doing and that’s what inspires me when it comes to fashion as well. Feeling emotion through a runway is just such a butterfly magic moment for me.     What person in the (fashion) industry inspires you the most?   Anyone that pushes boundaries in the fashion industry inspires me. Galliano, Gaultier, McQueen, Rick Owens, Vicente Westwood, Thome Browne. I could go on forever!      What is your first memory with drag? And how did you start doing drag?   I first saw drag when I was 16 at my first pride in Phoenix Arizona! The queen I saw was very androgynous and I remember thinking that I finally found my art form. It was a way to explore gender and I never looked back!     What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   Right now off the top of my head I’d have to say that strong enough by Cher is my favorite song because I’m on tour right now with two of my favorite people in the world (Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and Asia Ohara) and we play that song right as the show is about to start and we dance like I have never danced in my life every time!!       What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   When I wake up honestly I check my phone to see what time it is because if I’m not being woken up by an alarm these days I’m panicking that I missed something. The last thing I do before I go to bed is thank God and the universe for my life. Literally every blessing and opportunity that is coming my way currently seems so surreal and truly feels like my dreams are coming true, so I have to give credit where credit is due!     Tell us about your highlights in your career, especially after RuPaul's Drag Race?   Being on RDR was absolutely a dream come true for me, and every opportunity that has followed so far has been insane and it has only been a few months! I got to present an award at the MTV movie and tv awards with RuPaul, Michelle Visage, and Symone, I got to go on tour with some of the best drag entertainers in the world, and now I’m on the cover of Numero!      How has it been after the show? How did it affect your personal life and growth?   My life after the show has been non stop. I haven’t really had a full day off since the finale and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Every day I am growing as a person and an artist whether is physically thanks to drag queens around me teaching me old tricks, or if it’s spiritually/ emotionally thanks to meditation and finding inner strength to get me through these long days! either way I’m beyond blessed and thankful and so excited for what the future holds!     What are some of your favorite moments when thinking of your RuPaul's Drag Race experience?   Since we filmed during a pandemic, my favorite moments when thinking of my RuPauls drag race experience would have to be about relationships I made with the other queens. Being able to interact and bond with such amazing artists at a time where we could even leave the house outside of set was insane and made us all cherish every single moment.     How did RuPaul's Drag Race affect your career?   RuPauls Drag Race changed my life and career forever in so many ways. I will never give up the art of makeup but for now I was honored to have my own personal artistry shown of the biggest drag stage in the world and I’m ready to show what I can do even more than the world saw on the show. I am forever thankful to RuPaul, World of Wonder, and VH1 for giving me this opportunity and I’m ready to push my artistry to the next level.      What are your next steps and plans?   My next steps are to stay true to myself, work harder than I ever have before, take every opportunity that comes my way, and fight for my community. I was able to open a few doors for trans and non binary people by being a voice on RuPauls drag race and I want to keep that momentum going and keep elevating queer and trans people as much as I can always.      Did your fashion style develop or change throughout that period? And if so why?    My fashion style definitely stayed true to me, but seeing myself on tv really helped me understand and physically see what I need to refine and level up. I am always ready to learn and have an open mind towards my art so I can’t wait to keep pushing my art to the highest level I can possibly imagine!     Team credits:  Photo : Jack Waterlot @jackwaterlotstudio  Talent: Gottmik Stylist : Karen Levitt @karenlevittstylist  Hair by Tracy Moyer @tracymoyerhair@therexagency Nails by Erin Moffett @artdeptagency  Fashion director: Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist  Casting: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Photo assistants: Shane Rooney Production assistant: Allison Nguyen We had a delight speaking with Kade Gottlieb AKA Gottmik.       Who are you and what is your profession?   Hi! My name is Kade Gottlieb AKA Gottmik from RuPauls drag race season 13 and I am a performer! From makeup to drag I am ready to show my artistry in every way possible!      When did you start as a Make-Up Artist? How and why did you start?   I have been in love with makeup for as long as I can remember but I started working as a signed professional makeup artist when I was 21! I grew up painting and drawing, so seeing my skills translated on people made it living art and I was obsessed.     What are your first memories when it comes to fashion?   The first time I was beyond moved and realized I wanted fashion to be a part of my life was Alexander McQueens Fall 2009 collection. I was in 7th grade and I remember feeling emotions and seeing beauty in a way I never had felt before. A backstage photo from that runway to this day is hung above my bed!      What inspires you the most when it comes to fashion?   I love when art makes people feel something. When I do anything I want to put my emotions and my life experience into whatever I’m doing and that’s what inspires me when it comes to fashion as well. Feeling emotion through a runway is just such a butterfly magic moment for me.     What person in the (fashion) industry inspires you the most?   Anyone that pushes boundaries in the fashion industry inspires me. Galliano, Gaultier, McQueen, Rick Owens, Vicente Westwood, Thome Browne. I could go on forever!      What is your first memory with drag? And how did you start doing drag?   I first saw drag when I was 16 at my first pride in Phoenix Arizona! The queen I saw was very androgynous and I remember thinking that I finally found my art form. It was a way to explore gender and I never looked back!     What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   Right now off the top of my head I’d have to say that strong enough by Cher is my favorite song because I’m on tour right now with two of my favorite people in the world (Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and Asia Ohara) and we play that song right as the show is about to start and we dance like I have never danced in my life every time!!       What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   When I wake up honestly I check my phone to see what time it is because if I’m not being woken up by an alarm these days I’m panicking that I missed something. The last thing I do before I go to bed is thank God and the universe for my life. Literally every blessing and opportunity that is coming my way currently seems so surreal and truly feels like my dreams are coming true, so I have to give credit where credit is due!     Tell us about your highlights in your career, especially after RuPaul's Drag Race?   Being on RDR was absolutely a dream come true for me, and every opportunity that has followed so far has been insane and it has only been a few months! I got to present an award at the MTV movie and tv awards with RuPaul, Michelle Visage, and Symone, I got to go on tour with some of the best drag entertainers in the world, and now I’m on the cover of Numero!      How has it been after the show? How did it affect your personal life and growth?   My life after the show has been non stop. I haven’t really had a full day off since the finale and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Every day I am growing as a person and an artist whether is physically thanks to drag queens around me teaching me old tricks, or if it’s spiritually/ emotionally thanks to meditation and finding inner strength to get me through these long days! either way I’m beyond blessed and thankful and so excited for what the future holds!     What are some of your favorite moments when thinking of your RuPaul's Drag Race experience?   Since we filmed during a pandemic, my favorite moments when thinking of my RuPauls drag race experience would have to be about relationships I made with the other queens. Being able to interact and bond with such amazing artists at a time where we could even leave the house outside of set was insane and made us all cherish every single moment.     How did RuPaul's Drag Race affect your career?   RuPauls Drag Race changed my life and career forever in so many ways. I will never give up the art of makeup but for now I was honored to have my own personal artistry shown of the biggest drag stage in the world and I’m ready to show what I can do even more than the world saw on the show. I am forever thankful to RuPaul, World of Wonder, and VH1 for giving me this opportunity and I’m ready to push my artistry to the next level.      What are your next steps and plans?   My next steps are to stay true to myself, work harder than I ever have before, take every opportunity that comes my way, and fight for my community. I was able to open a few doors for trans and non binary people by being a voice on RuPauls drag race and I want to keep that momentum going and keep elevating queer and trans people as much as I can always.      Did your fashion style develop or change throughout that period? And if so why?    My fashion style definitely stayed true to me, but seeing myself on tv really helped me understand and physically see what I need to refine and level up. I am always ready to learn and have an open mind towards my art so I can’t wait to keep pushing my art to the highest level I can possibly imagine!     Team credits:  Photo : Jack Waterlot @jackwaterlotstudio  Talent: Gottmik Stylist : Karen Levitt @karenlevittstylist  Hair by Tracy Moyer @tracymoyerhair@therexagency Nails by Erin Moffett @artdeptagency  Fashion director: Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist  Casting: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Photo assistants: Shane Rooney Production assistant: Allison Nguyen

Alexander McQueen presents the new womenswear autumn/winter 2021 shot by Paolo Roversi
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Alexander McQueen presents the new womenswear autumn/winter 2021 shot by Paolo Roversi

Fashion   It feels like now is a time for healing, for breathing new life, for exploring echoes from the past to enrich our future. More than ever, a sense of humanity, of the team working together with a single aim – to make something beautiful, something meaningful – feels both precious and important. We looked at water, for its healing properties, and at anemones. Anemones are the most ephemeral owers, here made permanent in cloth. The women wearing the anemone dresses almost become like owers, like their embodiment, their character – but ampli ed, grounded, radiant and strong. Sarah Burton, Creative Director.   It feels like now is a time for healing, for breathing new life, for exploring echoes from the past to enrich our future. More than ever, a sense of humanity, of the team working together with a single aim – to make something beautiful, something meaningful – feels both precious and important. We looked at water, for its healing properties, and at anemones. Anemones are the most ephemeral owers, here made permanent in cloth. The women wearing the anemone dresses almost become like owers, like their embodiment, their character – but ampli ed, grounded, radiant and strong. Sarah Burton, Creative Director.

The Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem re-examined the PURPOSE of the current fashion- and design system to make the world even better place by local Arnhem based initiatives
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The Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem re-examined the PURPOSE of the current fashion- and design system to make the world even better place by local Arnhem based initiatives

Fashion The Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem kicks off   The new edition of the Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem has officially started on the 3rd of June 2021.This year, together with designers, artists and partners, the festival has a hybrid character due to the current global pandemic.     Within the theme, all participants explore how they make the world a little more beautiful, cleaner and sustainable with their designs and creations. The festival organization aims to offer the visitor a general, well-grounded, compelling overview of the theme PURPOSE alongside the 10 dimensions of the Kabbalah, without any given prejudices of judgments. FDFA aims to offer the broadest spectrum of the content and thematic of PURPOSE, to make the topic widely available to each possible audience. The goal is to collaborate with the designers to look at many initiatives and inspire visitors, watchers and enthusiasts.      The festival is all about PURPOSE, but also about RE-PURPOSE. The festival zooms in on the way in which fashion and product design responds to the changing focus from material to immaterial happiness and meaning, based on the ten dimensions of Kabbalah. At least 4 videos are linked to each dimension within the theme:      How they create videos: a designer explains the ways of working and how he/she contributes to the theme.   An artistic video from a designer/stylist on a given subject within the dimensions of Purpose  Vision: a designer, entrepreneur or artist shares it’s experimental vision on the theme Rijn IJssel Purpose TV:  The local students of the Rijn Ijssel Academy head out in the streets to examine the local Arnhem population on their fashion consumption behaviours and the underlying thoughts and attitudes in a more playful and accessible format        The FDFA offers a high-quality hybrid festival from June 3 to July 3, 2021, in which online and offline events alternate and complement each other. Each week, a number of dimensions from the overarching theme "PURPOSE" are highlighted, with exhibitions, lectures, events and performances. The programming takes place mainly on Thursdays and Fridays in June and is organized in collaboration with partners of the FDFA. View the current program via this link: https://www.fdfarnhem.nl/programma     The costs of digital programming on Thursdays are free to attract the widest possible audience, to keep the program as inclusive as possible and make the program accessible to everyone. The Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem kicks off   The new edition of the Fashion + Design Festival Arnhem has officially started on the 3rd of June 2021.This year, together with designers, artists and partners, the festival has a hybrid character due to the current global pandemic.     Within the theme, all participants explore how they make the world a little more beautiful, cleaner and sustainable with their designs and creations. The festival organization aims to offer the visitor a general, well-grounded, compelling overview of the theme PURPOSE alongside the 10 dimensions of the Kabbalah, without any given prejudices of judgments. FDFA aims to offer the broadest spectrum of the content and thematic of PURPOSE, to make the topic widely available to each possible audience. The goal is to collaborate with the designers to look at many initiatives and inspire visitors, watchers and enthusiasts.      The festival is all about PURPOSE, but also about RE-PURPOSE. The festival zooms in on the way in which fashion and product design responds to the changing focus from material to immaterial happiness and meaning, based on the ten dimensions of Kabbalah. At least 4 videos are linked to each dimension within the theme:      How they create videos: a designer explains the ways of working and how he/she contributes to the theme.   An artistic video from a designer/stylist on a given subject within the dimensions of Purpose  Vision: a designer, entrepreneur or artist shares it’s experimental vision on the theme Rijn IJssel Purpose TV:  The local students of the Rijn Ijssel Academy head out in the streets to examine the local Arnhem population on their fashion consumption behaviours and the underlying thoughts and attitudes in a more playful and accessible format        The FDFA offers a high-quality hybrid festival from June 3 to July 3, 2021, in which online and offline events alternate and complement each other. Each week, a number of dimensions from the overarching theme "PURPOSE" are highlighted, with exhibitions, lectures, events and performances. The programming takes place mainly on Thursdays and Fridays in June and is organized in collaboration with partners of the FDFA. View the current program via this link: https://www.fdfarnhem.nl/programma     The costs of digital programming on Thursdays are free to attract the widest possible audience, to keep the program as inclusive as possible and make the program accessible to everyone.

TWO DIORIVIERA POP-UP STORES IN MYKONOS
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TWO DIORIVIERA POP-UP STORES IN MYKONOS

Fashion An incomparable paradise in the heart of the Cyclades, Mykonos is hosting two ephemeral boutiques dedicated to the Dioriviera capsule designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri. The summer wardrobe has been unveiled on May 19th in a pop-up store in the center of Chora, one of the Greek island’s must-see spots, and will be unveiled on May 28th in a two-level space in Nammos Village. For the occasion, the name of this dream destination will feature on delicate sailor-striped tops,Mitzah scarves and J’Adior bracelets. Plays on House codes – from toile de Jouy to the Dior Oblique motif – appear on ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories illuminated with acidic, Pop-inspired hues of chartreuse and raspberry seen in the Fall 2021 collection. Summer essentials and decorative objects by Dior Maison prolong this celebration of art de vivre, an invitation to escape. An incomparable paradise in the heart of the Cyclades, Mykonos is hosting two ephemeral boutiques dedicated to the Dioriviera capsule designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri. The summer wardrobe has been unveiled on May 19th in a pop-up store in the center of Chora, one of the Greek island’s must-see spots, and will be unveiled on May 28th in a two-level space in Nammos Village. For the occasion, the name of this dream destination will feature on delicate sailor-striped tops,Mitzah scarves and J’Adior bracelets. Plays on House codes – from toile de Jouy to the Dior Oblique motif – appear on ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories illuminated with acidic, Pop-inspired hues of chartreuse and raspberry seen in the Fall 2021 collection. Summer essentials and decorative objects by Dior Maison prolong this celebration of art de vivre, an invitation to escape.

Samsøe Samsøe presents the new  UNDYED capsule collection
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Samsøe Samsøe presents the new UNDYED capsule collection

Fashion Samsøe Samsøe launches a new sweat set series in the most perfect shade of Beige, as the pieces are fully undyed - mening less water & chemicals being used during the production process.    ”We have created products, where we decided to leave the cotton undyed. The products are made in the natural off-white colour of the raw cotton and the fabric has been given minimal treatments, reduced to only washing to take out vegetable fats, stabilizing processes and pre shrinkage treatments”, says Gitte Wetter, head of Design.    This means that Samsøe Samsøe’s undyed programme will save 80L of fresh water per kilo of fabric produced. In this first production programme, it means that the brand will in total save 480.000L of water. Since the fabric is undyed, the brand is also saving 80% of the chemicals normally used in the dyeing processes, which also leads to a substantial reduction of the energy consumed - when producing an item. This is a product with the lowest possible impact, as it is using virgin materials.   The cotton used for the programme is organic and produced under the GOTS certification. This means that no genetic engineering has been used, the entire supply chain, from the cotton field to our Portuguese garment manufacturer, is certified from a social aspect. This includes payment of correct wages on time, controlled working hours, no discrimination or child labour, health and safety in the work place and the cultivation of the cotton is using only organic fertilizers and no pesticides and insecticides.   Samsøe Samsøe is also analyzing, and looking into the possibilities of recycling the cutting waste from the undyed programme, so that they can turn this into new yarn, blending in 50% new fibres, for a potential continuation of this specific collection.      Samsøe Samsøe launches a new sweat set series in the most perfect shade of Beige, as the pieces are fully undyed - mening less water & chemicals being used during the production process.    ”We have created products, where we decided to leave the cotton undyed. The products are made in the natural off-white colour of the raw cotton and the fabric has been given minimal treatments, reduced to only washing to take out vegetable fats, stabilizing processes and pre shrinkage treatments”, says Gitte Wetter, head of Design.    This means that Samsøe Samsøe’s undyed programme will save 80L of fresh water per kilo of fabric produced. In this first production programme, it means that the brand will in total save 480.000L of water. Since the fabric is undyed, the brand is also saving 80% of the chemicals normally used in the dyeing processes, which also leads to a substantial reduction of the energy consumed - when producing an item. This is a product with the lowest possible impact, as it is using virgin materials.   The cotton used for the programme is organic and produced under the GOTS certification. This means that no genetic engineering has been used, the entire supply chain, from the cotton field to our Portuguese garment manufacturer, is certified from a social aspect. This includes payment of correct wages on time, controlled working hours, no discrimination or child labour, health and safety in the work place and the cultivation of the cotton is using only organic fertilizers and no pesticides and insecticides.   Samsøe Samsøe is also analyzing, and looking into the possibilities of recycling the cutting waste from the undyed programme, so that they can turn this into new yarn, blending in 50% new fibres, for a potential continuation of this specific collection.     

MAKE YOUR STATEMENT WITH PANDORA
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MAKE YOUR STATEMENT WITH PANDORA

Jewelry Jewellery that serves as a reminder of what drives you in life. Sophisticated and iconic, the new designs joining the Pandora Signature collection speak volumes about who you are. Embrace versatile styling that stands out and choose a mix of e ortless statement pieces to elevate your look for any occasion.     “Creating something clean that is also recognisable is one of the most di cult things to do in design. The new pieces in this collection capture those two ideas perfectly,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, VP Creative Directors, Pandora.     The minimalist bangles are designed to be worn alone as a statement, or stacked in di erent ways to let your personality shine through. Layers of the same tone give a sleek, monochromatic look, while a stack of mixed metal nishes keeps things fresh. Expertly hand- nished in high quality materials, the collection combines the iconic Pandora logo with unique details and our trademark crafts-manship to deliver timeless jewellery designed to be worn your way.     Explore the collection here: https://nl.pandora.net/nl/   #Somethingaboutyou #Pandorasignature Jewellery that serves as a reminder of what drives you in life. Sophisticated and iconic, the new designs joining the Pandora Signature collection speak volumes about who you are. Embrace versatile styling that stands out and choose a mix of e ortless statement pieces to elevate your look for any occasion.     “Creating something clean that is also recognisable is one of the most di cult things to do in design. The new pieces in this collection capture those two ideas perfectly,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, VP Creative Directors, Pandora.     The minimalist bangles are designed to be worn alone as a statement, or stacked in di erent ways to let your personality shine through. Layers of the same tone give a sleek, monochromatic look, while a stack of mixed metal nishes keeps things fresh. Expertly hand- nished in high quality materials, the collection combines the iconic Pandora logo with unique details and our trademark crafts-manship to deliver timeless jewellery designed to be worn your way.     Explore the collection here: https://nl.pandora.net/nl/   #Somethingaboutyou #Pandorasignature

A BLAST FROM THE PAST WITH TOMMY JEANS
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A BLAST FROM THE PAST WITH TOMMY JEANS

Fashion The latest TOMMY JEANS capsule collection features a range of styles with iconic characters from the 90's and 2000s TV shows, including Beavis and Butt-Head, Garfield, MTV, Ren & Stimpy, Spongebob SquarePants and Space Jam.     Explore the new collection on their website: https://nl.tommy.com/heren-tommy-jeans-capsule-collection The latest TOMMY JEANS capsule collection features a range of styles with iconic characters from the 90's and 2000s TV shows, including Beavis and Butt-Head, Garfield, MTV, Ren & Stimpy, Spongebob SquarePants and Space Jam.     Explore the new collection on their website: https://nl.tommy.com/heren-tommy-jeans-capsule-collection

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