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Exclusive Editorial with GUCCI starring Nella Roz
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Exclusive Editorial with GUCCI starring Nella Roz

Fashion   photography: Walter Pierre Styling: Koen T. Hendriks @ House of Orange casting: Timotej Letonja Make-up: Anita Jolles Manicure: Frédérique Olthuis @ House of Orange Collage Artist: Marije Seijn Model: Nella Ngingo @ Paparazzi Model Management photography assisntant: Luka Balm Styling assistant: Nour Ezzi   All clothing & accessories:  GUCCI Fall & Winter 2019/20   photography: Walter Pierre Styling: Koen T. Hendriks @ House of Orange casting: Timotej Letonja Make-up: Anita Jolles Manicure: Frédérique Olthuis @ House of Orange Collage Artist: Marije Seijn Model: Nella Ngingo @ Paparazzi Model Management photography assisntant: Luka Balm Styling assistant: Nour Ezzi   All clothing & accessories:  GUCCI Fall & Winter 2019/20

Bvlgari Hotel London
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Bvlgari Hotel London

Travel On 28th May 2012 Bvlgari Hotel London opened in the heart of central London’s most prestigious area, Knightsbridge, as the first brand new luxury hotel build in the city for 40 years. Bvlgari Hotel London pays tribute to Bvlgari’s silversmith origins and Britain’s noblemanufacturing traditions with an understated, elegant design concept with silver forming the underlying theme of the design. The sleek architecture and refined interiors are designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, coupling Bvlgari glamour and heritage with sustainable design features and state of the art technology. Many of the furnishings and textiles throughout the hotel are made exclusively for Bvlgari crafted by Italian manufacturers.   The 85 rooms and suites feature exquisite detailing throughout, such as custom made silk curtains with patterns inspired by some of the classic Bvlgari jewellery designs, and bed side table lamps by Bvlgari’s silver candlesticks. The silver theme continues throughout the hotel with handcrafted Italian detailing such as the two stunning handcrafted solid silver Bvlgari chandeliers in the Ballroom, creating a dramatic centrepiece. Open exclusively to day spa guests, members and guests of the hotel, the 2,000 sqm Bvlgari Spa London is spread over two floors and has been crafted from onyx, oak and Vicenza stone. Highlights of the Spa include 11 private treatment rooms and one double spa suite, complete with its own steam room, Jacuzzi and private treatment room; a 25m swimming pool, created from Vicenza stone and featuring a shimmering green and gold mosaic; and a 150m2 fitness area with a fully-equipped, state of the art Workshop Gymnasium.   Bvlgari Hotel London celebrates its silver screen heritage with the luxurious 47-seat Richard Attenborough Screening Room, offering state of the art cinema-quality sound and vision and an exclusively-curated library of more than 300 new and classic films available to guests of the hotel. The Screening Room is also capable of hosting press events, advance screening film premieres and is available to hire for private screenings.   Bvlgari Hotel London provides sumptuous meeting facilities flexible enough to accommodate events of all kinds with two boardrooms and two private offices, as well as two private dining rooms and a ballroom with private foyer that can cater for up to 140 discerning guests. In the luxury surrounds of the hotel’s Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop & Sampling Lounge rareand vintage cigars can be sampled and purchased.   As a brand new build in the heart of Knightsbridge, the state of the art Bvlgari Hotel London, employs pioneering methods of sustainable luxury and has been developed according to best practices in design set by BREEAM, the leading environmental assessment method for buildings. To meet the strict BREEAM criteria the hotel features such initiatives as anecologically designed “green roof” with bird and bat boxes, the sponsoring of electric carcharging points within the vicinity of the hotel, and energy conserving intelligent lighting. Geothermal Energy, a cost effective, reliable, sustainable and environmentally friendly form of energy generation, has been integrated into the hotel building and is the first of its kind in the UK.   Combining heritage and modernity, refinement and effortless elegance, Knightsbridge is the natural setting for Bvlgari Hotel London that emphasises these same exceptional qualities. Everything that is singular and remarkable about London can be found in Knightsbridge. Here are the city’s most exclusive addresses, its most distinguished cultural venues, its most luxurious department stores and boutiques. The grand cornerstones of Knightsbridge – from the Royal Albert Hall to the Victoria and Albert museum to Harrods – have not only stood the test of time, they have gained lasting elegance and cultural relevance. This is London’s mostprestigious neighbourhood, and one of its most liveable, with the full, appealing expanse of Hyde Park stretching out to its north.   Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, Bvlgari Hotel London is just steps from leafy Hyde Park and the shopping of Sloane Street, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Cultural and historical landmarks such as the Royal Albert Hall and the V&A Museum are a short walk away. The 85 light filled rooms and suites are amongst the largest in London. Many look over Hyde Park and Knightsbridge and each is a well-considered oasis of calm comfort andunderstated luxury. Bvlgari’s attention to detail is evident in the use of exquisite marbles,fine woods and unique detailing. Offering unparalleled accommodation of between 160 and 220 square metres, the seven Bvlgari Suites are of peerless magnificence and immediately upon the opening of the hotel they set new standards for luxurious accommodation in London. Sette restaurant, independently operated by LDV Hospitality, is the first London locationof New York City’s Scarpetta Restaurants, bringing authentic Italian food from the heart of Manhattan with its own inimitable flair. In true ‘Dolce Vita’ style, the evenings continueafter dinner at Sette, downstairs in the ‘underground’ bar, Nolita Social. Named afterNew York’s most charming neighbourhood, North of Little Italy, Nolita Social brings the energy of ‘the New York night’ to London, with a heady mix of crafted cocktails, livemusic and DJ’s. The Lounge features a honed black granite floor and fireplace alongside the Italian- made chairs and sofas covered in special fabrics that complete the contemporary look and provide an alluring space for guests to enjoy a light breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. The Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop and Sampling Lounge at Bvlgari Hotel London has established itself as the premier Knightsbridge destination for connoisseurs in search of truly exceptional vintage cigars. Arranged over two levels, the spacious 2000sqm Bvlgari Spa London reflects a contemporary Italian design ethos, influenced by the rich heritage of Bvlgari. The Vicenza stone and refined colour combinations of cognac-like golden tones and shades of green used throughout the spa, inspires complete relaxation, calm and escapism from the busy world of Knightsbridge. Bvlgari Hotel London lends a prestigious context to all types of meetings, events and conferences. The stunning facilities are flexible and feature the latest technology.   The hotel offers incredible amenities as well as truly amazing service amongs other things. The rooms are very beautifully designed and very private. A few of our favorite amenites were the Bvlgari Spa as well as the Italian restaurant Sette with a tasty Italian insired menu.  more on bulgarihotels.com On 28th May 2012 Bvlgari Hotel London opened in the heart of central London’s most prestigious area, Knightsbridge, as the first brand new luxury hotel build in the city for 40 years. Bvlgari Hotel London pays tribute to Bvlgari’s silversmith origins and Britain’s noblemanufacturing traditions with an understated, elegant design concept with silver forming the underlying theme of the design. The sleek architecture and refined interiors are designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, coupling Bvlgari glamour and heritage with sustainable design features and state of the art technology. Many of the furnishings and textiles throughout the hotel are made exclusively for Bvlgari crafted by Italian manufacturers.   The 85 rooms and suites feature exquisite detailing throughout, such as custom made silk curtains with patterns inspired by some of the classic Bvlgari jewellery designs, and bed side table lamps by Bvlgari’s silver candlesticks. The silver theme continues throughout the hotel with handcrafted Italian detailing such as the two stunning handcrafted solid silver Bvlgari chandeliers in the Ballroom, creating a dramatic centrepiece. Open exclusively to day spa guests, members and guests of the hotel, the 2,000 sqm Bvlgari Spa London is spread over two floors and has been crafted from onyx, oak and Vicenza stone. Highlights of the Spa include 11 private treatment rooms and one double spa suite, complete with its own steam room, Jacuzzi and private treatment room; a 25m swimming pool, created from Vicenza stone and featuring a shimmering green and gold mosaic; and a 150m2 fitness area with a fully-equipped, state of the art Workshop Gymnasium.   Bvlgari Hotel London celebrates its silver screen heritage with the luxurious 47-seat Richard Attenborough Screening Room, offering state of the art cinema-quality sound and vision and an exclusively-curated library of more than 300 new and classic films available to guests of the hotel. The Screening Room is also capable of hosting press events, advance screening film premieres and is available to hire for private screenings.   Bvlgari Hotel London provides sumptuous meeting facilities flexible enough to accommodate events of all kinds with two boardrooms and two private offices, as well as two private dining rooms and a ballroom with private foyer that can cater for up to 140 discerning guests. In the luxury surrounds of the hotel’s Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop & Sampling Lounge rareand vintage cigars can be sampled and purchased.   As a brand new build in the heart of Knightsbridge, the state of the art Bvlgari Hotel London, employs pioneering methods of sustainable luxury and has been developed according to best practices in design set by BREEAM, the leading environmental assessment method for buildings. To meet the strict BREEAM criteria the hotel features such initiatives as anecologically designed “green roof” with bird and bat boxes, the sponsoring of electric carcharging points within the vicinity of the hotel, and energy conserving intelligent lighting. Geothermal Energy, a cost effective, reliable, sustainable and environmentally friendly form of energy generation, has been integrated into the hotel building and is the first of its kind in the UK.   Combining heritage and modernity, refinement and effortless elegance, Knightsbridge is the natural setting for Bvlgari Hotel London that emphasises these same exceptional qualities. Everything that is singular and remarkable about London can be found in Knightsbridge. Here are the city’s most exclusive addresses, its most distinguished cultural venues, its most luxurious department stores and boutiques. The grand cornerstones of Knightsbridge – from the Royal Albert Hall to the Victoria and Albert museum to Harrods – have not only stood the test of time, they have gained lasting elegance and cultural relevance. This is London’s mostprestigious neighbourhood, and one of its most liveable, with the full, appealing expanse of Hyde Park stretching out to its north.   Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, Bvlgari Hotel London is just steps from leafy Hyde Park and the shopping of Sloane Street, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Cultural and historical landmarks such as the Royal Albert Hall and the V&A Museum are a short walk away. The 85 light filled rooms and suites are amongst the largest in London. Many look over Hyde Park and Knightsbridge and each is a well-considered oasis of calm comfort andunderstated luxury. Bvlgari’s attention to detail is evident in the use of exquisite marbles,fine woods and unique detailing. Offering unparalleled accommodation of between 160 and 220 square metres, the seven Bvlgari Suites are of peerless magnificence and immediately upon the opening of the hotel they set new standards for luxurious accommodation in London. Sette restaurant, independently operated by LDV Hospitality, is the first London locationof New York City’s Scarpetta Restaurants, bringing authentic Italian food from the heart of Manhattan with its own inimitable flair. In true ‘Dolce Vita’ style, the evenings continueafter dinner at Sette, downstairs in the ‘underground’ bar, Nolita Social. Named afterNew York’s most charming neighbourhood, North of Little Italy, Nolita Social brings the energy of ‘the New York night’ to London, with a heady mix of crafted cocktails, livemusic and DJ’s. The Lounge features a honed black granite floor and fireplace alongside the Italian- made chairs and sofas covered in special fabrics that complete the contemporary look and provide an alluring space for guests to enjoy a light breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. The Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop and Sampling Lounge at Bvlgari Hotel London has established itself as the premier Knightsbridge destination for connoisseurs in search of truly exceptional vintage cigars. Arranged over two levels, the spacious 2000sqm Bvlgari Spa London reflects a contemporary Italian design ethos, influenced by the rich heritage of Bvlgari. The Vicenza stone and refined colour combinations of cognac-like golden tones and shades of green used throughout the spa, inspires complete relaxation, calm and escapism from the busy world of Knightsbridge. Bvlgari Hotel London lends a prestigious context to all types of meetings, events and conferences. The stunning facilities are flexible and feature the latest technology.   The hotel offers incredible amenities as well as truly amazing service amongs other things. The rooms are very beautifully designed and very private. A few of our favorite amenites were the Bvlgari Spa as well as the Italian restaurant Sette with a tasty Italian insired menu.  more on bulgarihotels.com

New collaboration between Koche & Eastpak
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New collaboration between Koche & Eastpak

Accessories In their first-time collaboration, Eastpak and KOCHÉ are celebrating the crossover of sports, street culture, and craftsmanship. The collection deconstructs some of Eastpak’s classic designs, reimagining them in the hexagonal patch style of a soccer ball. Shaped by an athletic aesthetic, the four-style collection features stand-out stitching and a vibrant mix of fabrics. Three colorways include the KOCHÉ Black patchwork of different black fabrics, the soccer jersey-inspired KOCHÉ Multi, and the embossed PU KOCHÉ Snake.   We had a chance to speak with Christelle Kocher about the collaboration:   Can you tell us more about the Koché x Eastpak collection? What was the inspiration behind the collection? The KOCHÉ x EASTPAK collection was based on patchwork and football imagery. I played with the hexagons that you find on soccer balls. It is very graphic patterns.   Can you tell us more about the inspiration behind the Snakeskin print? And behind the football print? It was fun to use the codes of luxury with snakeskin for a popular product. Of course, it is fake skin. It is interesting to mix codes of two different universes: rare and luxurious skins with popular bags inspired by soccer culture!   Why did you choose to work with these styles? And which one is your favorite piece? I love the KOCHÉ x EASTPAK Padded Pak’R. The best of our two brands in one bag.   Is this collaboration a direct reference to your SS20 collection? Definitely yes! The pieces were shown on my Spring Summer 2020 show during Paris Fashion Week. They are 100% part of my world, 100% part of my collection. However, I feel that they are kind of easy to wear with a lot of outfits. They are not reserved for a certain period of the year or season.   Did you design the apparel collection and the Eastpak accessories together or was the apparel collection already created? The 2 collections evolved in parallel. It was important for me. This is how I see collaborations. It must be organically linked, otherwise it does not work. In their first-time collaboration, Eastpak and KOCHÉ are celebrating the crossover of sports, street culture, and craftsmanship. The collection deconstructs some of Eastpak’s classic designs, reimagining them in the hexagonal patch style of a soccer ball. Shaped by an athletic aesthetic, the four-style collection features stand-out stitching and a vibrant mix of fabrics. Three colorways include the KOCHÉ Black patchwork of different black fabrics, the soccer jersey-inspired KOCHÉ Multi, and the embossed PU KOCHÉ Snake.   We had a chance to speak with Christelle Kocher about the collaboration:   Can you tell us more about the Koché x Eastpak collection? What was the inspiration behind the collection? The KOCHÉ x EASTPAK collection was based on patchwork and football imagery. I played with the hexagons that you find on soccer balls. It is very graphic patterns.   Can you tell us more about the inspiration behind the Snakeskin print? And behind the football print? It was fun to use the codes of luxury with snakeskin for a popular product. Of course, it is fake skin. It is interesting to mix codes of two different universes: rare and luxurious skins with popular bags inspired by soccer culture!   Why did you choose to work with these styles? And which one is your favorite piece? I love the KOCHÉ x EASTPAK Padded Pak’R. The best of our two brands in one bag.   Is this collaboration a direct reference to your SS20 collection? Definitely yes! The pieces were shown on my Spring Summer 2020 show during Paris Fashion Week. They are 100% part of my world, 100% part of my collection. However, I feel that they are kind of easy to wear with a lot of outfits. They are not reserved for a certain period of the year or season.   Did you design the apparel collection and the Eastpak accessories together or was the apparel collection already created? The 2 collections evolved in parallel. It was important for me. This is how I see collaborations. It must be organically linked, otherwise it does not work.

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Giorgio Armani presents Maìn
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Giorgio Armani presents Maìn

Men For spring/summer 2020, Giorgio Armani presents Maìn, a collection inspired by the nautical world featuring pieces and accessories in a colour palette of dark green, white and blue, with touches of red. Paired with trousers and Bermuda shorts, practical and elegant single-breasted or double-breasted jackets in linen and viscose canvas are embellished with satin-finish gold Giorgio Armani-logo buttons, and moss-stitched pinstriping crafted entirely by hand. A durable technical fabric in Maìn green is used for jackets, Bermuda shorts and trousers, and contrasts with the soft white or blue cashmere of cardigans and knitwear with inlayed double stripes. Logo-marked T-shirts and polos are in stretch viscose, and fresh, ultra-lightweight cotton shirts have Mandarin collars or edging details. Rounding off the selection are logo-marked swimwear and accessories, including a beach towel, hat, trainers in the three colours of the collection and a duffel bag in Maìn-green waxed canvas.   For spring/summer 2020, Giorgio Armani presents Maìn, a collection inspired by the nautical world featuring pieces and accessories in a colour palette of dark green, white and blue, with touches of red. Paired with trousers and Bermuda shorts, practical and elegant single-breasted or double-breasted jackets in linen and viscose canvas are embellished with satin-finish gold Giorgio Armani-logo buttons, and moss-stitched pinstriping crafted entirely by hand. A durable technical fabric in Maìn green is used for jackets, Bermuda shorts and trousers, and contrasts with the soft white or blue cashmere of cardigans and knitwear with inlayed double stripes. Logo-marked T-shirts and polos are in stretch viscose, and fresh, ultra-lightweight cotton shirts have Mandarin collars or edging details. Rounding off the selection are logo-marked swimwear and accessories, including a beach towel, hat, trainers in the three colours of the collection and a duffel bag in Maìn-green waxed canvas.  

VANS releases Sensory Inclusive Designs
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VANS releases Sensory Inclusive Designs

Accessories Since 1966, Vans has stood as a champion of individuality and self-expression. The brand’s commitment continues with the release of sensory inclusive footwear designs as part of the Autism Awareness Collection. With this project, Vans celebrates the unique aspects of all people. Designed specifically with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in mind, the ultra-comfortable footwear collection is offered with sensory-inclusive elements including a calming color palette and design features that focus on the senses of touch, sign and sound. A portion of the proceeds from Vans’ Autism Awareness Collection will benefit the A.skate Foundation, which introduces skateboarding to kids with Autism through acceptance, therapy and education. The Vans Autism Awareness Collection will be available this March. To be more inclusive to common sensory sensitivities, Vans worked with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to create designs utilizing Vans ComfyCush technology for all day comfort and ease of wear for adults, kids and toddlers. The ComfyCush Old Skool is the first in the collection with blue suede uppers, Checkerboard adorned with red velvet hearts and a special message on the backs of each heel. Vans ComfyCush Slip-On PT has been outfitted with a squishy check upper in a cool-toned grey with a heel-pull for easy-on capabilities. A second ComfyCush Slip-On PT focuses on sight to feature a holographic water printed upper and blue twill sidewalls. A final ComfyCush Slip-On PT with white canvas uppers is adorned with LOVE adorned on one foot and VANS on the other and is finished with a fuzzy tactile blue heart in support of ASD. Made exclusively for kids and toddlers, the all-new ComfyCush New Skool V features a rubber toe cap with added vamp overlay for durability, a single strap hook-and-loop closure for equal tightness and fit, pull tab for ease of entry, and a foam padded collar and ComfyCush bottom unit for ultimate comfort. Rounding out the Vans Autism Awareness Collection is an assortment of short and long sleeve tees for kids that showcase graphic treatments in cool, calming color palettes. With this collection, Vans will donate a minimum of $100,000 of its proceeds to A.skate, an organization that allows children with autism to be a part of the social world through skateboarding. A.skate holds clinics for children on the spectrum at no cost to the families, provides grants to children with autism for skateboarding gear, as well as promote awareness and educates families about the therapeutic benefits of skateboarding. The proceeds from this collection enables A.skate to teach 4,000 children with autism how to skateboard and further builds on the inclusive and creative culture of skateboarding. Join Vans this March as we support and raise awareness for Autism. The footwear and apparel collection is available online at Vans.eu and in Vans retail locations. For more information, please visit Vans.com/news. Since 1966, Vans has stood as a champion of individuality and self-expression. The brand’s commitment continues with the release of sensory inclusive footwear designs as part of the Autism Awareness Collection. With this project, Vans celebrates the unique aspects of all people. Designed specifically with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in mind, the ultra-comfortable footwear collection is offered with sensory-inclusive elements including a calming color palette and design features that focus on the senses of touch, sign and sound. A portion of the proceeds from Vans’ Autism Awareness Collection will benefit the A.skate Foundation, which introduces skateboarding to kids with Autism through acceptance, therapy and education. The Vans Autism Awareness Collection will be available this March. To be more inclusive to common sensory sensitivities, Vans worked with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to create designs utilizing Vans ComfyCush technology for all day comfort and ease of wear for adults, kids and toddlers. The ComfyCush Old Skool is the first in the collection with blue suede uppers, Checkerboard adorned with red velvet hearts and a special message on the backs of each heel. Vans ComfyCush Slip-On PT has been outfitted with a squishy check upper in a cool-toned grey with a heel-pull for easy-on capabilities. A second ComfyCush Slip-On PT focuses on sight to feature a holographic water printed upper and blue twill sidewalls. A final ComfyCush Slip-On PT with white canvas uppers is adorned with LOVE adorned on one foot and VANS on the other and is finished with a fuzzy tactile blue heart in support of ASD. Made exclusively for kids and toddlers, the all-new ComfyCush New Skool V features a rubber toe cap with added vamp overlay for durability, a single strap hook-and-loop closure for equal tightness and fit, pull tab for ease of entry, and a foam padded collar and ComfyCush bottom unit for ultimate comfort. Rounding out the Vans Autism Awareness Collection is an assortment of short and long sleeve tees for kids that showcase graphic treatments in cool, calming color palettes. With this collection, Vans will donate a minimum of $100,000 of its proceeds to A.skate, an organization that allows children with autism to be a part of the social world through skateboarding. A.skate holds clinics for children on the spectrum at no cost to the families, provides grants to children with autism for skateboarding gear, as well as promote awareness and educates families about the therapeutic benefits of skateboarding. The proceeds from this collection enables A.skate to teach 4,000 children with autism how to skateboard and further builds on the inclusive and creative culture of skateboarding. Join Vans this March as we support and raise awareness for Autism. The footwear and apparel collection is available online at Vans.eu and in Vans retail locations. For more information, please visit Vans.com/news.

H&M's Conscious Exclusive collection returns for Spring & Summer
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H&M's Conscious Exclusive collection returns for Spring & Summer

Fashion H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection returns for SS20 infused with the glamour of the Golden Age of train travel while taking circularity as its philosophy. Alongside a host of sustainable processes and innovative fabrications, the collection is inspired by Le Train Bleu, the elegant sleeper train that ran from Calais to the Côte d’Azur in the 1920s.Bringing together flamboyant evening gowns and gauzy day dresses, the collection features new sustainably sourced materials such as CIRCULOSE ®, a natural material produced from recycled textiles and RENUTM, a high-quality recycled polyester, as well as leftover stock fabrics from previous collections. The SS20 Conscious Exclusive collection will be on sale in selected stores and online at Hm.com from March 26. “The stimulus for SS20 was the idea of glamorous train travel, which the design team felt was wonderfully symbolic of H&M’s journey as a company towards circularity. We were inspired by Le Train Bleu, and the decadent creativessuch as Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso hanging out at Villa Santo Sospir in Cap Ferrat. We wanted to propose a collection that played to that decadent, carefree time but also contained enduring designs our customers will lovewearing daily,” says Ella Soccorsi, designer at H&M. Key pieces include a floor-length recycled polyester ball gown; a recycled taffeta mini dress with pleated sleeves; a CIRCULOSE ®, a ruffled day dress; a recycled taffeta blouse with embellished sleeves; and a denim which is made of 100 % undyed organic cotton. Key accessories include flat cocktail slippers with recycled glass bead embellishment (leftover from a previous collection) and a bag made from VEGEATM, an innovative vegan leather alternative made from discarded grape skins and stalks. “For SS20, the Conscious Exclusive design team considered the emotional durability and afterlife of the garments they were designing more carefully than ever before. The team has doubled down on fabric composition, alongside utilizing dyeing methods that comes with less environmental impacts – we actually used a natural dye made fromcoffee grounds collected from H&M’s own production offices. We are committed to a truly holistic approach to sustainability, as well as to creating special pieces that will last a lifetime,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, creative advisor at H&M. About H&M Conscious Exclusive: Conscious Exclusive is H&M’s premium womenswear collection of elevated pieces and timeless classics that are made from sustainably sourced materials and using sustainable methods. It was launched in 2012 with a focus on development and innovation. The Conscious Exclusive collections have historically comprised a test bed for new, innovative materials and ways of sustainable thinking that are subsequently incorporated across the H&M business. This contributes to the ambitious goal to only use recycled or sustainably sourced materials by 2030. H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection returns for SS20 infused with the glamour of the Golden Age of train travel while taking circularity as its philosophy. Alongside a host of sustainable processes and innovative fabrications, the collection is inspired by Le Train Bleu, the elegant sleeper train that ran from Calais to the Côte d’Azur in the 1920s.Bringing together flamboyant evening gowns and gauzy day dresses, the collection features new sustainably sourced materials such as CIRCULOSE ®, a natural material produced from recycled textiles and RENUTM, a high-quality recycled polyester, as well as leftover stock fabrics from previous collections. The SS20 Conscious Exclusive collection will be on sale in selected stores and online at Hm.com from March 26. “The stimulus for SS20 was the idea of glamorous train travel, which the design team felt was wonderfully symbolic of H&M’s journey as a company towards circularity. We were inspired by Le Train Bleu, and the decadent creativessuch as Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso hanging out at Villa Santo Sospir in Cap Ferrat. We wanted to propose a collection that played to that decadent, carefree time but also contained enduring designs our customers will lovewearing daily,” says Ella Soccorsi, designer at H&M. Key pieces include a floor-length recycled polyester ball gown; a recycled taffeta mini dress with pleated sleeves; a CIRCULOSE ®, a ruffled day dress; a recycled taffeta blouse with embellished sleeves; and a denim which is made of 100 % undyed organic cotton. Key accessories include flat cocktail slippers with recycled glass bead embellishment (leftover from a previous collection) and a bag made from VEGEATM, an innovative vegan leather alternative made from discarded grape skins and stalks. “For SS20, the Conscious Exclusive design team considered the emotional durability and afterlife of the garments they were designing more carefully than ever before. The team has doubled down on fabric composition, alongside utilizing dyeing methods that comes with less environmental impacts – we actually used a natural dye made fromcoffee grounds collected from H&M’s own production offices. We are committed to a truly holistic approach to sustainability, as well as to creating special pieces that will last a lifetime,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, creative advisor at H&M. About H&M Conscious Exclusive: Conscious Exclusive is H&M’s premium womenswear collection of elevated pieces and timeless classics that are made from sustainably sourced materials and using sustainable methods. It was launched in 2012 with a focus on development and innovation. The Conscious Exclusive collections have historically comprised a test bed for new, innovative materials and ways of sustainable thinking that are subsequently incorporated across the H&M business. This contributes to the ambitious goal to only use recycled or sustainably sourced materials by 2030.

CHANEL releases the new eyewear campaign
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CHANEL releases the new eyewear campaign

Accessories The singer Angèle, the actresses Isabelle Adjani and Margaret Qualley, and the musicians Sébastien Tellier and Pharrell Williams: five artists and five unique creative worlds light up the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2020 eyewear campaign with their aura, photographed by Karim Sadli. All of them have a special relationship with Virginie Viard, Artistic Director of CHANEL's Fashion collections. For this campaign, they chose their favourite pair of glasses from the collection. Five eyewear designs for one single attitude: one that allows everyone to assert their style.    Each pair of sunglasses highlights the originality of these inspiring faces. For Angèle, it's an oval design with a transparent acetate frame that contrasts with the metal temples attached to a necklace of grey faux pearls. Margaret Qualley's mischievous face peeps out from behind a butterfly frame in black metal, also linked with a string of pearls, this time in white. We can only guess at Isabelle Adjani's enigmatic gaze behind large square sunglasses in a black acetate with the name CHANEL inlaid like a jewelled hair slide along one of the temples. The XL rectangular shield worn by Sébastien Tellier honours the tweed that swathes its frame. The double C takes shape as a patch and signs the temples. Finally, an oversized rectangular design in black acetate worn by the CHANEL ambassador Pharrell Williams, is embellished with fine metal plaques engraved with a motif that evokes a woven tweed.    Discover the Spring-Summer 2020 Eyewear campaign from March 2020.   #CHANELEyewear #CHANELSunglasses The singer Angèle, the actresses Isabelle Adjani and Margaret Qualley, and the musicians Sébastien Tellier and Pharrell Williams: five artists and five unique creative worlds light up the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2020 eyewear campaign with their aura, photographed by Karim Sadli. All of them have a special relationship with Virginie Viard, Artistic Director of CHANEL's Fashion collections. For this campaign, they chose their favourite pair of glasses from the collection. Five eyewear designs for one single attitude: one that allows everyone to assert their style.    Each pair of sunglasses highlights the originality of these inspiring faces. For Angèle, it's an oval design with a transparent acetate frame that contrasts with the metal temples attached to a necklace of grey faux pearls. Margaret Qualley's mischievous face peeps out from behind a butterfly frame in black metal, also linked with a string of pearls, this time in white. We can only guess at Isabelle Adjani's enigmatic gaze behind large square sunglasses in a black acetate with the name CHANEL inlaid like a jewelled hair slide along one of the temples. The XL rectangular shield worn by Sébastien Tellier honours the tweed that swathes its frame. The double C takes shape as a patch and signs the temples. Finally, an oversized rectangular design in black acetate worn by the CHANEL ambassador Pharrell Williams, is embellished with fine metal plaques engraved with a motif that evokes a woven tweed.    Discover the Spring-Summer 2020 Eyewear campaign from March 2020.   #CHANELEyewear #CHANELSunglasses

G-Star RAW guerrilla show
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G-Star RAW guerrilla show

Fashion Week On Saturday evening, March 7, Felice Noordhoff opened the G-Star RAW guerrilla show, which literally took travelers and guests through 30 years of denim innovation in the Metro from North to South. The show - a collaboration between G-Star, Amsterdam Fashion Week and the GVB - turned out to be a surprising combination of three Amsterdam brands. Influencers, press and friends of the brand gathered at Metro Station North of the North / South Line. The surprise was great when everyone was asked to board the metro, together with unsuspecting travelers in possession of a valid GVB ticket. During the ride from North to South, models displayed a combination of G-Star RAW icons, such as the 5620 G-Star Elwood, artwork from shows from New York Fashion Week and new Hardcore Denim styles, among others - without interrupting normal service. The unprecedented manifesto of G-Star was evident during the show: dedicated to denim's fabric, craft, culture and history. Gwenda van Vliet, CMO of G-Star RAW: 'We have been innovating in the field of denim for 30 years. We wanted to show this in a unique way. A guerrilla show in a subway tunnel - that's G-Star RAW. ' On Saturday evening, March 7, Felice Noordhoff opened the G-Star RAW guerrilla show, which literally took travelers and guests through 30 years of denim innovation in the Metro from North to South. The show - a collaboration between G-Star, Amsterdam Fashion Week and the GVB - turned out to be a surprising combination of three Amsterdam brands. Influencers, press and friends of the brand gathered at Metro Station North of the North / South Line. The surprise was great when everyone was asked to board the metro, together with unsuspecting travelers in possession of a valid GVB ticket. During the ride from North to South, models displayed a combination of G-Star RAW icons, such as the 5620 G-Star Elwood, artwork from shows from New York Fashion Week and new Hardcore Denim styles, among others - without interrupting normal service. The unprecedented manifesto of G-Star was evident during the show: dedicated to denim's fabric, craft, culture and history. Gwenda van Vliet, CMO of G-Star RAW: 'We have been innovating in the field of denim for 30 years. We wanted to show this in a unique way. A guerrilla show in a subway tunnel - that's G-Star RAW. '

Louis Vuitton releases new collection TAÏGARAMA
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Louis Vuitton releases new collection TAÏGARAMA

Fashion Louis Vuitton has taken its Taïgarama leather goods collection to the next level with the launch of new shades.   A sense of travel and a new energy emerge from this colourful array of accessories. Under the direction of Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of menswear, the collection has been injected with a few welcome pops of colour for a modern masculine look: Lagoon blue and Volcano orange invigorate this season’s collection for men, along with Bahia yellow, Amazon green, Paci c blue, Antarctica white and Eclipse black.   Launched in 2019, the collection now features a chic and practical North South tote, a new casual and functional backpack and a small sophisticated Messenger bag to complement the House’s iconic styles, such as the Keepall, the Discovery backpack and the Horizon luggage.   Louis Vuitton’s signature Taïga leather contrasts with the classic Monogram canvas across the entire range, showcasing the House’s savoir-faire. Belts, key rings and wallets take their cue from this season’s trainers to celebrate summer in all its colours. This collection promises exciting adventures all over the world, from the city to distant shores. Louis Vuitton has taken its Taïgarama leather goods collection to the next level with the launch of new shades.   A sense of travel and a new energy emerge from this colourful array of accessories. Under the direction of Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of menswear, the collection has been injected with a few welcome pops of colour for a modern masculine look: Lagoon blue and Volcano orange invigorate this season’s collection for men, along with Bahia yellow, Amazon green, Paci c blue, Antarctica white and Eclipse black.   Launched in 2019, the collection now features a chic and practical North South tote, a new casual and functional backpack and a small sophisticated Messenger bag to complement the House’s iconic styles, such as the Keepall, the Discovery backpack and the Horizon luggage.   Louis Vuitton’s signature Taïga leather contrasts with the classic Monogram canvas across the entire range, showcasing the House’s savoir-faire. Belts, key rings and wallets take their cue from this season’s trainers to celebrate summer in all its colours. This collection promises exciting adventures all over the world, from the city to distant shores.

LADY D-LITE
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LADY D-LITE

Accessories Embodying the quintessence of the House’s spirit, the Lady Dior stands out for its architectural lines, symbolic of the excellence in savoir-faire of the Dior Ateliers. The iconic bag is reinvented for the spring-summer 2020 ready-to-wear collection in a fully embroidered version, reflecting Dior’s exclusive know-how, called Lady D-Lite. Its creation is the result of a unique ritual: the realization of 3-D tone-on-tone embroideries based on the Cannage motif, followed by the meticulous assembly work on a wooden form, ending with a special finish that makes the bag more hard-wearing for everyday use. The metallic parts – including clasps, eyelets and reinterpreted charms in tribute to the lucky tokens Monsieur Dior always had on him – further enhance this emblem of elegance. Each intricately thought- out detail contributes to its beauty, including the “Christian Dior” signature that punctuates its timeless, graphic style. Delivered with a matching strap, this new object of desire is available in gray, black, beige, pink and white in order to adapt to every look. Requiring infinite precision, the bag’s fabrication involves a combination of passion and patience. This creation can also be personalized at exclusive Dior events. more on dior.com Embodying the quintessence of the House’s spirit, the Lady Dior stands out for its architectural lines, symbolic of the excellence in savoir-faire of the Dior Ateliers. The iconic bag is reinvented for the spring-summer 2020 ready-to-wear collection in a fully embroidered version, reflecting Dior’s exclusive know-how, called Lady D-Lite. Its creation is the result of a unique ritual: the realization of 3-D tone-on-tone embroideries based on the Cannage motif, followed by the meticulous assembly work on a wooden form, ending with a special finish that makes the bag more hard-wearing for everyday use. The metallic parts – including clasps, eyelets and reinterpreted charms in tribute to the lucky tokens Monsieur Dior always had on him – further enhance this emblem of elegance. Each intricately thought- out detail contributes to its beauty, including the “Christian Dior” signature that punctuates its timeless, graphic style. Delivered with a matching strap, this new object of desire is available in gray, black, beige, pink and white in order to adapt to every look. Requiring infinite precision, the bag’s fabrication involves a combination of passion and patience. This creation can also be personalized at exclusive Dior events. more on dior.com

DIOR for Fall & Winter 2020-2021
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DIOR for Fall & Winter 2020-2021

Fashion Week “It doesn’t matter where we start from1...” Carla Lonzi, Autoritratto, 1969. Autobiography, self-portrait, story. Associating places, images, words. Freely, with fresh eyes. For this fall-winter 2020- 2021 ready-to-wear collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri maps out an atlas of emotions through the prism of her teenage diary. Two photos of her mother transport her back to this time in her life, a laboratory brimming with possibilities of what the future may hold. Images reappear, including photos of actresses who served as inspiration for clients of her mother’s couture atelier, as well as for the Creative Director herself, who used fashion as a way of asserting herself, of rebelling, and communicating to others how she wanted to be perceived. Next came other photos from the past that she revisits with her vision today: Germana Marucelli’s studio in Milan, designed by artist Paolo Scheggi; that of Mila Schön by Ugo Mulas and, lastly, portraits of Carla Accardi. This arborescent diagram inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri’s very own The Little Dictionary of Fashion2, with jeans, as well as the checks that Monsieur Dior was so fond of. “I love checks. They can be fancy and simple; elegant and easy; young and always right3.” Checks resurface on an ensemble designed by Marc Bohan: it’s this outfit, with the motif placed on the bias, that inspired the structure of the collection’s skirts. There’s also the pea coat and pleated skirts. Little collars with ties. Black and white. All this is at the heart of a perfectly balanced collection. A polka dot scarf found in the Dior archives serves as the starting point for a series of dresses in various lengths that explore the print’s infinite possibilities. As Christian Dior writes in his The Little Dictionary of Fashion: “I would say the same about dots as about checks. They are lovely, elegant, easy and always in fashion.3” Not to mention fringes, which provide mobile ornamentation on long skirts. Knitwear spans all the wardrobe essentials: sweaters, jackets, skirts, and pants. The show venue was designed in collaboration with the Claire Fontaine collective, which has exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome. The museum is also home to the archives of Carla Lonzi, a charismatic figure who was an art critic before committing to the feminist cause. “Io Dico Io – I Say I4”, the title of an upcoming exhibition dedicated to Italian women artists, supported by Dior, becomes the starting point for a series of manifesto-like phrases. Evoking these words in English – “I Say I” – right at the show’s entrance brings to life a story of powerful self-assertion. They are the symbol of a joyful singularity, as well as a creative and collective way of approaching the multiple aspects of feminine subjectivity — and the infinite project that femininity represents.   “It doesn’t matter where we start from1...” Carla Lonzi, Autoritratto, 1969. Autobiography, self-portrait, story. Associating places, images, words. Freely, with fresh eyes. For this fall-winter 2020- 2021 ready-to-wear collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri maps out an atlas of emotions through the prism of her teenage diary. Two photos of her mother transport her back to this time in her life, a laboratory brimming with possibilities of what the future may hold. Images reappear, including photos of actresses who served as inspiration for clients of her mother’s couture atelier, as well as for the Creative Director herself, who used fashion as a way of asserting herself, of rebelling, and communicating to others how she wanted to be perceived. Next came other photos from the past that she revisits with her vision today: Germana Marucelli’s studio in Milan, designed by artist Paolo Scheggi; that of Mila Schön by Ugo Mulas and, lastly, portraits of Carla Accardi. This arborescent diagram inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri’s very own The Little Dictionary of Fashion2, with jeans, as well as the checks that Monsieur Dior was so fond of. “I love checks. They can be fancy and simple; elegant and easy; young and always right3.” Checks resurface on an ensemble designed by Marc Bohan: it’s this outfit, with the motif placed on the bias, that inspired the structure of the collection’s skirts. There’s also the pea coat and pleated skirts. Little collars with ties. Black and white. All this is at the heart of a perfectly balanced collection. A polka dot scarf found in the Dior archives serves as the starting point for a series of dresses in various lengths that explore the print’s infinite possibilities. As Christian Dior writes in his The Little Dictionary of Fashion: “I would say the same about dots as about checks. They are lovely, elegant, easy and always in fashion.3” Not to mention fringes, which provide mobile ornamentation on long skirts. Knitwear spans all the wardrobe essentials: sweaters, jackets, skirts, and pants. The show venue was designed in collaboration with the Claire Fontaine collective, which has exhibited at the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome. The museum is also home to the archives of Carla Lonzi, a charismatic figure who was an art critic before committing to the feminist cause. “Io Dico Io – I Say I4”, the title of an upcoming exhibition dedicated to Italian women artists, supported by Dior, becomes the starting point for a series of manifesto-like phrases. Evoking these words in English – “I Say I” – right at the show’s entrance brings to life a story of powerful self-assertion. They are the symbol of a joyful singularity, as well as a creative and collective way of approaching the multiple aspects of feminine subjectivity — and the infinite project that femininity represents.  

BOSS Pre-Fall collection
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BOSS Pre-Fall collection

Fashion BOSS releases the new pre-Fall 2020 collection for men and women.     BOSS releases the new pre-Fall 2020 collection for men and women.    

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