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New Balance and Jaden Smith Launch the Sustainability-minded Vision Racer ReWorked
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New Balance and Jaden Smith Launch the Sustainability-minded Vision Racer ReWorked

Sustainability Today, activist and artist Jaden Smith and global athletic leader New Balance debuted the latest release of the New Balance Jaden Smith Vision Racer collection that is partially crafted with recycled and surplus materials: the Vision Racer ReWorked. As part of the continued collaboration, the sneaker reinforces both Smith’s and the brand’s enduring commitment to sustainability. The Vision Racer ReWorked is  available from April 22nd on nl.newbalance.eu and retails for 150 EURO.     “In our commitment to contributing to a healthier planet, we’ve continued to think bigger in terms of unconventional innovation and the Vision Racer ReWorked is a great example of that,”said Alex Carlson, Sr. Designer, Materials Innovation and Sustainability for New Balance.“We approached this launch with Jaden Smith, a leader in environmental activism, through the lens of reducing waste long term and created a product that uniquely transforms recycled materials as a result while maintaining the style and trend-forwardness for which the Vision Racer is known.”     The Vision Racer ReWorked is consciously crafted with a mix of recycled materials including a midsole that contains a 5% EVA regrind, alleviating a potential waste stream. The material used in the upper and the tongue contains 74% Spinnex fiber (Spinnex includes at least 30% textile waste), 16% polyester and 10% Spandex. New Balance’s Spinnex material incorporates factory waste cut offs into a new usable material.     “Whether it’s starting JUST water or collaborating with New Balance - I’m energetically interested in bringing more sustainable options and features into everyday lifestyle items and everyday culture,” says Smith. “These items act as a lens into ways more people can participate in better global health with simple choices while learning and becoming smarter, more aware of the solutions that are out there. We just need to demand them and choose them.”     To learn more about the Vision Racer ReWorked, visit nl.newbalance.eu     About New Balance’s Commitment to Sustainability   The Vision Racer ReWorked launch is part of New Balance’s larger sustainability initiatives in which the brand is committed to a healthier planet by reaching several sustainability milestones between now and 2030. In addition to the launch of a sustainably-minded product like the Vision Racer ReWorked, New Balance is continuing an apparel collection featuring its green leaf icon which means the apparel is made with at least 50 percent environmentally preferred materials such as recycled or organic content. The brand is also joining forces with The Renewal Workshop, a leading provider of circular solutions for apparel and textile brands, to pilot an apparel repair program, and environmental non-profit organization 1% for the Planet to benefit organizations working on climate change and protecting public lands.    Today, activist and artist Jaden Smith and global athletic leader New Balance debuted the latest release of the New Balance Jaden Smith Vision Racer collection that is partially crafted with recycled and surplus materials: the Vision Racer ReWorked. As part of the continued collaboration, the sneaker reinforces both Smith’s and the brand’s enduring commitment to sustainability. The Vision Racer ReWorked is  available from April 22nd on nl.newbalance.eu and retails for 150 EURO.     “In our commitment to contributing to a healthier planet, we’ve continued to think bigger in terms of unconventional innovation and the Vision Racer ReWorked is a great example of that,”said Alex Carlson, Sr. Designer, Materials Innovation and Sustainability for New Balance.“We approached this launch with Jaden Smith, a leader in environmental activism, through the lens of reducing waste long term and created a product that uniquely transforms recycled materials as a result while maintaining the style and trend-forwardness for which the Vision Racer is known.”     The Vision Racer ReWorked is consciously crafted with a mix of recycled materials including a midsole that contains a 5% EVA regrind, alleviating a potential waste stream. The material used in the upper and the tongue contains 74% Spinnex fiber (Spinnex includes at least 30% textile waste), 16% polyester and 10% Spandex. New Balance’s Spinnex material incorporates factory waste cut offs into a new usable material.     “Whether it’s starting JUST water or collaborating with New Balance - I’m energetically interested in bringing more sustainable options and features into everyday lifestyle items and everyday culture,” says Smith. “These items act as a lens into ways more people can participate in better global health with simple choices while learning and becoming smarter, more aware of the solutions that are out there. We just need to demand them and choose them.”     To learn more about the Vision Racer ReWorked, visit nl.newbalance.eu     About New Balance’s Commitment to Sustainability   The Vision Racer ReWorked launch is part of New Balance’s larger sustainability initiatives in which the brand is committed to a healthier planet by reaching several sustainability milestones between now and 2030. In addition to the launch of a sustainably-minded product like the Vision Racer ReWorked, New Balance is continuing an apparel collection featuring its green leaf icon which means the apparel is made with at least 50 percent environmentally preferred materials such as recycled or organic content. The brand is also joining forces with The Renewal Workshop, a leading provider of circular solutions for apparel and textile brands, to pilot an apparel repair program, and environmental non-profit organization 1% for the Planet to benefit organizations working on climate change and protecting public lands.   

Xiaomi Launches Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite: Ultra-slim Smartphones Without Compromise
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Xiaomi Launches Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite: Ultra-slim Smartphones Without Compromise

Gadgets Xiaomi  introduced a new addition to its Mi 11 family – Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite. Available in both 5G and 4G variants, the new products pack all the perks of a flagship-level smartphone into an ultra lightweight and stylish design, perfect for users seeking a high end smartphone without the high price.      Experience the difference with TrueColor AMOLED display Sporting a 6.55” AMOLED DotDisplay with 10-bit TrueColor support, Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite produces a dazzling 1.07 billion colors – 64 times more than its predecessor. This allows for smoother color gradation and a more natural transition between hues, minimizing banding and reducing noise and blemishes on the image, whatever angle the display is viewed from.    Featuring DCI-P3 color gamut, color performance is further optimized by providing high color accuracy and retention, ultimately creating a stunningly vivid, true-to life image. Additionally, Mi 11 Lite 5G supports for HDR10+ creating a more dynamic image with sharper contrast for a more lifelike viewing experience.   Stunning picture quality of Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite is paired with equally vivid sound. Equipped with dual speakers and certified with Hi-Res Audio and Hi-Res Audio Wireless, both Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite offer an exceptional listening experience with truly immersive sound.   With 90Hz refresh and 240Hz touch sampling rate, Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite are as impressive to use as it is to see – gone are the days of waiting for laggy, unresponsive screens!    Flagship-level performance  Debuting with the newly announced Qualcomm®SnapdragonTM780G 5G Mobile Platform, Mi 11 Lite 5G becomes the world’s first mobile device to be equipped with Qualcomm®SnapdragonTM780G, and offers more power, more speed and higher reliability with its 5nm manufacturing process and LiquidCool technology. Staying within Qualcomm’s 7-series, Mi 11 Lite sports the Qualcomm®SnapdragonTM732G with 8nm manufacturing process technology and LiquidCool, ensuring the device stays at its peak performance even during heavy use such as long gaming sessions.   Equipped with a 4,250mAh battery and 33W fast-charging, Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite offer long-lasting power for full day and even multi-day use1– say goodbye to low battery anxiety.    Continuing the heritage of best-in-class camera performance Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite confidently carry on Xiaomi’s legacy of innovation and best-in-class smartphone camera technology. Touting a triple rear camera array with a 64MP main camera and 1/1.97” sensor, Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite offer a nimble and user-friendly experience that enables anyone to take professional grade pictures and videos with minimal effort. An 8MP ultra-wide angle camera and 5MP telemacro camera round out the triple camera setup, allowing users to capture wide scenery shots or close up macro shots with stunning detail.    Both the wide-angle camera and the front camera (20MP for Mi 11 Lite 5G and 16MP for Mi 11 Lite) have been optimized for low-light conditions with Night Mode, enabling users to take stunning images of sunset landscapes, nighttime cityscapes or night-out selfies with higher brightness, sharper contrast and more details. The cameras are further boosted by a selection of new video modes and filters that allow anyone to easily capture pro-level, cinematic footage that would otherwise require a high level of expertise and expensive equipment to create.    Head-Turning Design and Comfortable Feel Measuring just 6.81mm in thickness and weighing in at a mere 159g, Mi 11 Lite 5G offers a more comfortable and lightweight in-hand feel. Sporting a punch-hole cut out for the front camera, both Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite feature 1.88mm ultra-slim bezels on the top and sides for users looking for maximum screen size. Protected by Corning®️Gorilla®️Glass 6 and Corning®Gorilla®Glass 5, Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite (respectively) are built to withstand damage from everyday drops and scratches.    Designed for the fashionable young generation, Mi 11 Lite 5G offers fresh color options including Truffle Black, Mint Green and Citrus Yellow. Mi 11 Lite offers its own fun color options including Boba Black, Bubblegum Blue and Peach Pink.       The price of the Mi 11 Lite 4G is € 349 for the 6GB + 128GB version, available at Belsimpel, Coolblue, Bol.com, Mobiel and in Belgium by Fnac/VandenBorre, Krefel & Cora.      The price of the Mi 11 Lite 5G is € 399 for the 8GB + 128GB version and is available from online channels Belsimpel,Coolblue, Bol.com, Mobiel and in Belgium at Fnac/VandenBorre, Krefel en Cora.     The Mi 11 Lite 5G will also be available from the operators KPN.com, T-Mobile and at Vodafone,  in Belgium at BaseTelenet. Furthermore, the Mi 11 Lite 5G is also available at the MediaMarkt Nederland and MediaMarkt België.   Xiaomi  introduced a new addition to its Mi 11 family – Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite. Available in both 5G and 4G variants, the new products pack all the perks of a flagship-level smartphone into an ultra lightweight and stylish design, perfect for users seeking a high end smartphone without the high price.      Experience the difference with TrueColor AMOLED display Sporting a 6.55” AMOLED DotDisplay with 10-bit TrueColor support, Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite produces a dazzling 1.07 billion colors – 64 times more than its predecessor. This allows for smoother color gradation and a more natural transition between hues, minimizing banding and reducing noise and blemishes on the image, whatever angle the display is viewed from.    Featuring DCI-P3 color gamut, color performance is further optimized by providing high color accuracy and retention, ultimately creating a stunningly vivid, true-to life image. Additionally, Mi 11 Lite 5G supports for HDR10+ creating a more dynamic image with sharper contrast for a more lifelike viewing experience.   Stunning picture quality of Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite is paired with equally vivid sound. Equipped with dual speakers and certified with Hi-Res Audio and Hi-Res Audio Wireless, both Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite offer an exceptional listening experience with truly immersive sound.   With 90Hz refresh and 240Hz touch sampling rate, Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite are as impressive to use as it is to see – gone are the days of waiting for laggy, unresponsive screens!    Flagship-level performance  Debuting with the newly announced Qualcomm®SnapdragonTM780G 5G Mobile Platform, Mi 11 Lite 5G becomes the world’s first mobile device to be equipped with Qualcomm®SnapdragonTM780G, and offers more power, more speed and higher reliability with its 5nm manufacturing process and LiquidCool technology. Staying within Qualcomm’s 7-series, Mi 11 Lite sports the Qualcomm®SnapdragonTM732G with 8nm manufacturing process technology and LiquidCool, ensuring the device stays at its peak performance even during heavy use such as long gaming sessions.   Equipped with a 4,250mAh battery and 33W fast-charging, Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite offer long-lasting power for full day and even multi-day use1– say goodbye to low battery anxiety.    Continuing the heritage of best-in-class camera performance Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite confidently carry on Xiaomi’s legacy of innovation and best-in-class smartphone camera technology. Touting a triple rear camera array with a 64MP main camera and 1/1.97” sensor, Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite offer a nimble and user-friendly experience that enables anyone to take professional grade pictures and videos with minimal effort. An 8MP ultra-wide angle camera and 5MP telemacro camera round out the triple camera setup, allowing users to capture wide scenery shots or close up macro shots with stunning detail.    Both the wide-angle camera and the front camera (20MP for Mi 11 Lite 5G and 16MP for Mi 11 Lite) have been optimized for low-light conditions with Night Mode, enabling users to take stunning images of sunset landscapes, nighttime cityscapes or night-out selfies with higher brightness, sharper contrast and more details. The cameras are further boosted by a selection of new video modes and filters that allow anyone to easily capture pro-level, cinematic footage that would otherwise require a high level of expertise and expensive equipment to create.    Head-Turning Design and Comfortable Feel Measuring just 6.81mm in thickness and weighing in at a mere 159g, Mi 11 Lite 5G offers a more comfortable and lightweight in-hand feel. Sporting a punch-hole cut out for the front camera, both Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite feature 1.88mm ultra-slim bezels on the top and sides for users looking for maximum screen size. Protected by Corning®️Gorilla®️Glass 6 and Corning®Gorilla®Glass 5, Mi 11 Lite 5G and Mi 11 Lite (respectively) are built to withstand damage from everyday drops and scratches.    Designed for the fashionable young generation, Mi 11 Lite 5G offers fresh color options including Truffle Black, Mint Green and Citrus Yellow. Mi 11 Lite offers its own fun color options including Boba Black, Bubblegum Blue and Peach Pink.       The price of the Mi 11 Lite 4G is € 349 for the 6GB + 128GB version, available at Belsimpel, Coolblue, Bol.com, Mobiel and in Belgium by Fnac/VandenBorre, Krefel & Cora.      The price of the Mi 11 Lite 5G is € 399 for the 8GB + 128GB version and is available from online channels Belsimpel,Coolblue, Bol.com, Mobiel and in Belgium at Fnac/VandenBorre, Krefel en Cora.     The Mi 11 Lite 5G will also be available from the operators KPN.com, T-Mobile and at Vodafone,  in Belgium at BaseTelenet. Furthermore, the Mi 11 Lite 5G is also available at the MediaMarkt Nederland and MediaMarkt België.  

GUCCI PRESENTS ARIA
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GUCCI PRESENTS ARIA

Fashion Here it comes, with the precision of a toll. This birthday. One hundred years have gone. One hundred Earth’s revolutions questioning the flow of time. One hundred spins around the Sun to get back to that spring, where everything was about to burgeon and refract. An important time that has to be celebrated.   Going through the hour when everything originated is a great responsibility for me, and a joyful privilege. It means being able to open the locks of history and linger over the edge of the beginning. It means soaking in that natal source to relive the dawn and the coming into view.   I wouldn’t like to sentimentalize a biography though. Gucci’s long history can’t be contained within a single inaugural act. As any other existence, its destiny is marked by a long series of “endless births” (M. Zambrano) and constant regenerations. In this persistent movement, life challenges the mystery of death. In this hunger for birth, we have learnt how to dwell the time.   Celebrating this birthday means to pay homage to the mother’s womb then, but also to the becoming other. The legacy, but also the possibility of its afterthought. Past, in fact, is not a motionless conveyance and a repetition of the immutable: it rather “necessarily involves the idea of movement. It is not a datum, it is a motion: it is the movement of variation of the heritage that entails processes of transformation” (M. Centanni).   Benjamin would say that to plan the future we need to change the past, tracking down, as it unfolds, energy reserves that potentially have further life. In my work, I caress the roots of the past to create unexpected inflorescences, carving the matter through grafting and pruning. I appeal to such ability to reinhabit what has already been given. And to the blending, the transitions, the fractures, the concatenations. To escape the reactionary cages of purity, I pursue a poetics of the illegitimate.   In this sense, Gucci becomes for me a hacking lab, made of incursions and metamorphoses. An alchemical factory of contaminations where everything connects to anything. A place where thefts and explosive reactions happen: a permanent generator of sparkles and unpredictable desires. On this occasion, then, I want to honour my filial affection betraying the legacy that was handed down to me. Because the promise of a never-ending birth is only renewed through an evolving capacity.   Crossing this threshold, I have plundered the nonconformist rigour of Demna Gvasalia and the sexual tension of Tom Ford; I have lingered over the anthropological implications of what shines, working on the brightness of fabrics; I have celebrated the equestrian world of Gucci transfiguring it into a fetish cosmogony; I have sublimated Marilyn Monroe's silhouette and old Hollywood’s glamour; I sabotaged the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie and the codes of men’s tailoring.     Here we are then, ready to celebrate, wearing our most glittering clothes. Preparations for the event are in full swing. We are eager to walk through The Savoy’s doors again, one century later: an immaginific topos in the history of Gucci. A very long corridor separates us from that astral and magic passage. The myth of foundation is reinhabited in the light of the present. We get into a club, neon lights and cameras, but we find out that the party we deserve doesn’t happen in the lobby of a London hotel of the 20s. It’s rather like a deep and ecstatic diving in everything we yearningly miss today: a feast of air. A jubilee of breath. So the idea of the party glorifies in the generating power of nature and in the breath of life that pervades it. Breath is in fact what every living thing constantly generates, “it is the first name of being-in-the-world, it is the vibration through which everything opens up to life” (E. Coccia). It is a nativity that we honour in its oscillatory motion: “inhaling, that is letting the world get inside us, and exhaling, that is projecting ourselves in the world that we are” (E. Coccia). I therefore celebrate the air as a sacred principle of interpenetration, blending and connection: a principle of existence infused with the chemical enchantment of the leaves. To these creatures, my praise. To their being fragile and vulnerable. To their ability to renew and get back to life after winter has passed. -  Alessandro Here it comes, with the precision of a toll. This birthday. One hundred years have gone. One hundred Earth’s revolutions questioning the flow of time. One hundred spins around the Sun to get back to that spring, where everything was about to burgeon and refract. An important time that has to be celebrated.   Going through the hour when everything originated is a great responsibility for me, and a joyful privilege. It means being able to open the locks of history and linger over the edge of the beginning. It means soaking in that natal source to relive the dawn and the coming into view.   I wouldn’t like to sentimentalize a biography though. Gucci’s long history can’t be contained within a single inaugural act. As any other existence, its destiny is marked by a long series of “endless births” (M. Zambrano) and constant regenerations. In this persistent movement, life challenges the mystery of death. In this hunger for birth, we have learnt how to dwell the time.   Celebrating this birthday means to pay homage to the mother’s womb then, but also to the becoming other. The legacy, but also the possibility of its afterthought. Past, in fact, is not a motionless conveyance and a repetition of the immutable: it rather “necessarily involves the idea of movement. It is not a datum, it is a motion: it is the movement of variation of the heritage that entails processes of transformation” (M. Centanni).   Benjamin would say that to plan the future we need to change the past, tracking down, as it unfolds, energy reserves that potentially have further life. In my work, I caress the roots of the past to create unexpected inflorescences, carving the matter through grafting and pruning. I appeal to such ability to reinhabit what has already been given. And to the blending, the transitions, the fractures, the concatenations. To escape the reactionary cages of purity, I pursue a poetics of the illegitimate.   In this sense, Gucci becomes for me a hacking lab, made of incursions and metamorphoses. An alchemical factory of contaminations where everything connects to anything. A place where thefts and explosive reactions happen: a permanent generator of sparkles and unpredictable desires. On this occasion, then, I want to honour my filial affection betraying the legacy that was handed down to me. Because the promise of a never-ending birth is only renewed through an evolving capacity.   Crossing this threshold, I have plundered the nonconformist rigour of Demna Gvasalia and the sexual tension of Tom Ford; I have lingered over the anthropological implications of what shines, working on the brightness of fabrics; I have celebrated the equestrian world of Gucci transfiguring it into a fetish cosmogony; I have sublimated Marilyn Monroe's silhouette and old Hollywood’s glamour; I sabotaged the discreet charm of the bourgeoisie and the codes of men’s tailoring.     Here we are then, ready to celebrate, wearing our most glittering clothes. Preparations for the event are in full swing. We are eager to walk through The Savoy’s doors again, one century later: an immaginific topos in the history of Gucci. A very long corridor separates us from that astral and magic passage. The myth of foundation is reinhabited in the light of the present. We get into a club, neon lights and cameras, but we find out that the party we deserve doesn’t happen in the lobby of a London hotel of the 20s. It’s rather like a deep and ecstatic diving in everything we yearningly miss today: a feast of air. A jubilee of breath. So the idea of the party glorifies in the generating power of nature and in the breath of life that pervades it. Breath is in fact what every living thing constantly generates, “it is the first name of being-in-the-world, it is the vibration through which everything opens up to life” (E. Coccia). It is a nativity that we honour in its oscillatory motion: “inhaling, that is letting the world get inside us, and exhaling, that is projecting ourselves in the world that we are” (E. Coccia). I therefore celebrate the air as a sacred principle of interpenetration, blending and connection: a principle of existence infused with the chemical enchantment of the leaves. To these creatures, my praise. To their being fragile and vulnerable. To their ability to renew and get back to life after winter has passed. -  Alessandro

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Cartier presents Libre
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Cartier presents Libre

Watches Every year, the Cartier Libre collection explores the Maison’s repertoire of signature-shaped watches. A candid look that revisits and shakes up codes, revealing the wealth of inspiration found in Cartier’s watchmaking repertoire of shapes through unique creations. “This collection, a balance between measure and excess, cannot be categorised. Hence its name: Cartier Libre.”Pierre Rainero, Director of Image, Style and HeritageatCartier.     For this third opus of the Cartier Libre collection, the Studio designers have chosen to combine signature shapes from the Cartier watchmaking repertoire with iconic animals from the Maison’s menagerie. Baignoire/Tortue, Tortue/Serpent: a duo of precious watches is thus born, unexpected and enhanced encounters are interpreted though extravagant and highly jewelled creations.     Behind the excessive shapes lies meticulous design. Purity of the line, precise proportions and precious details, Cartier’s unique vision of design is expressed through these watches, questioning the established order of things and making watchmaking and jewellery shine with the same radiance in a twist of madness and freedom. “Because Cartier is above all a jeweller, our creations transcend all categories. They are not just instruments for telling the time, nor are they simply jewellery. They are a third type of object with their own uniqueness. Cartier watches only resemble themselves.” Marie-Laure Cérède, Director of Design for Watchmaking at Cartier.     A strong creative dynamic based on the Maison’s founding values. Cartier has long been committed to continuous improvement, to guarantee responsible procurement and to taking steps to develop the best practices in the industry. Constantly pioneering, the Maison co-founded the Responsible Jewellery Council in 2005, which endeavours to abide by responsible practices, from the mines all the way to the point of sale. A decade on, Cartierrea rms this commitment by collaborating with the industry andrelevant countries’ governments, and by actively participating in the creation of the Coloured Gemstones Working Group, an international entity that seeks to improve the sourcing of coloured stones as well as guaranteeing their provenance and responsible production. Every year, the Cartier Libre collection explores the Maison’s repertoire of signature-shaped watches. A candid look that revisits and shakes up codes, revealing the wealth of inspiration found in Cartier’s watchmaking repertoire of shapes through unique creations. “This collection, a balance between measure and excess, cannot be categorised. Hence its name: Cartier Libre.”Pierre Rainero, Director of Image, Style and HeritageatCartier.     For this third opus of the Cartier Libre collection, the Studio designers have chosen to combine signature shapes from the Cartier watchmaking repertoire with iconic animals from the Maison’s menagerie. Baignoire/Tortue, Tortue/Serpent: a duo of precious watches is thus born, unexpected and enhanced encounters are interpreted though extravagant and highly jewelled creations.     Behind the excessive shapes lies meticulous design. Purity of the line, precise proportions and precious details, Cartier’s unique vision of design is expressed through these watches, questioning the established order of things and making watchmaking and jewellery shine with the same radiance in a twist of madness and freedom. “Because Cartier is above all a jeweller, our creations transcend all categories. They are not just instruments for telling the time, nor are they simply jewellery. They are a third type of object with their own uniqueness. Cartier watches only resemble themselves.” Marie-Laure Cérède, Director of Design for Watchmaking at Cartier.     A strong creative dynamic based on the Maison’s founding values. Cartier has long been committed to continuous improvement, to guarantee responsible procurement and to taking steps to develop the best practices in the industry. Constantly pioneering, the Maison co-founded the Responsible Jewellery Council in 2005, which endeavours to abide by responsible practices, from the mines all the way to the point of sale. A decade on, Cartierrea rms this commitment by collaborating with the industry andrelevant countries’ governments, and by actively participating in the creation of the Coloured Gemstones Working Group, an international entity that seeks to improve the sourcing of coloured stones as well as guaranteeing their provenance and responsible production.

CELINE "PARADE"
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CELINE "PARADE"

Fashion “HER GAZE IS LIKE THE GAZE OF STATUES.” - PAUL VERLAINEMY FAMILIAR DREAM     “MY YOUTH HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT A TENEBROUS STORM, PIERCED NOW AND THEN BY RAYS OF BRILLIANT SUNSHINE.” - CHARLES BAUDELAIRE THE ENEMY     “I ALONE HAVE THE KEY TO THIS SAVAGE PARADE.” ARTHUR RIMBAUD PARADE   ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FOR CELINE.   “UN DAY DREAM” PERFORMED BY REGINA DEMINA. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY REGINA DEMINA & CHARLES CASTE FEATURING HARP ARRANGEMENTS BY LEONIE FAVRE-TISSOT COMMISSIONED AND CO-PRODUCED BY HEDI SLIMANE FOR PARADE.   CRÉDITS: HAIR STYLIST: ESTHER LANGHAM MAKE-UP: CHRISTELLE COCQUET     “HER GAZE IS LIKE THE GAZE OF STATUES.” - PAUL VERLAINEMY FAMILIAR DREAM     “MY YOUTH HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT A TENEBROUS STORM, PIERCED NOW AND THEN BY RAYS OF BRILLIANT SUNSHINE.” - CHARLES BAUDELAIRE THE ENEMY     “I ALONE HAVE THE KEY TO THIS SAVAGE PARADE.” ARTHUR RIMBAUD PARADE   ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FOR CELINE.   “UN DAY DREAM” PERFORMED BY REGINA DEMINA. WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY REGINA DEMINA & CHARLES CASTE FEATURING HARP ARRANGEMENTS BY LEONIE FAVRE-TISSOT COMMISSIONED AND CO-PRODUCED BY HEDI SLIMANE FOR PARADE.   CRÉDITS: HAIR STYLIST: ESTHER LANGHAM MAKE-UP: CHRISTELLE COCQUET    

MODERNITY AND TRADITION CLASH – DR. MARTENS ANNOUNCE FIRST COLLABORATION WITH JAPANESE STREETWEAR TITAN ATMOS
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MODERNITY AND TRADITION CLASH – DR. MARTENS ANNOUNCE FIRST COLLABORATION WITH JAPANESE STREETWEAR TITAN ATMOS

Accessories Since beginning life as a small footprint in the back streets of Tokyo, atmos have grown in force and in influence. Dr. Martens x atmos is a trend-defying, cross-category innovation. A combination of DM’s resilience and durability with bold, contrasting colours and textures that unites their Originals and our Casual range more than ever.     Dr. Martens silhouettes say something different each time they’re laced up — and we know that one remix is never enough. With a reputation for coveted, mould-shattering collaborations, it is hard to imagine a better partner than atmos to reboot styles from not one but two of our ranges. Our Original 1461 3-eye shoe, and the utilitarian Combs Tech boot.     The 1461 shoe has been a subcultural icon since it stomped off our production line 60 years ago — and this season it’s still kicking harder than ever. The 1461 atmos is built in our famous Black Smooth leather with bold injections of colour that signify the Atmos touch. Hiker-style laces woven with Blue and Pink details. Bright, webbed heelstrips. Dual branding and innovative design. An exposed foam padded tongue and Water White DMS outsole. Like its creators, the 1461 atmos is never standing still.     Their Tract line blends utilitarian heritage with contemporary trends. A style that rarely sees collaborative remixes, the Combs Tech is the perfect canvas for a bold new statement. Built using a combination of our Black Smooth leather and Recycled Super Knit. Signature atmos shots of colour stand out with Pink, Blue and Yellow accents across the tongue and laces. Dual branding in clear bubble patches on the tongue. A high-gloss heel strip. Stacked on a WaterWhite Tract sole and nished with our trademark yellow welt stitching and scripted AirWair heel loop. UndeniablyDocs — with atmos disruption to cause a scene.     Dr. Martens X atmos drops 17.04.21 and will be available at drmartens.com and select partners. Since beginning life as a small footprint in the back streets of Tokyo, atmos have grown in force and in influence. Dr. Martens x atmos is a trend-defying, cross-category innovation. A combination of DM’s resilience and durability with bold, contrasting colours and textures that unites their Originals and our Casual range more than ever.     Dr. Martens silhouettes say something different each time they’re laced up — and we know that one remix is never enough. With a reputation for coveted, mould-shattering collaborations, it is hard to imagine a better partner than atmos to reboot styles from not one but two of our ranges. Our Original 1461 3-eye shoe, and the utilitarian Combs Tech boot.     The 1461 shoe has been a subcultural icon since it stomped off our production line 60 years ago — and this season it’s still kicking harder than ever. The 1461 atmos is built in our famous Black Smooth leather with bold injections of colour that signify the Atmos touch. Hiker-style laces woven with Blue and Pink details. Bright, webbed heelstrips. Dual branding and innovative design. An exposed foam padded tongue and Water White DMS outsole. Like its creators, the 1461 atmos is never standing still.     Their Tract line blends utilitarian heritage with contemporary trends. A style that rarely sees collaborative remixes, the Combs Tech is the perfect canvas for a bold new statement. Built using a combination of our Black Smooth leather and Recycled Super Knit. Signature atmos shots of colour stand out with Pink, Blue and Yellow accents across the tongue and laces. Dual branding in clear bubble patches on the tongue. A high-gloss heel strip. Stacked on a WaterWhite Tract sole and nished with our trademark yellow welt stitching and scripted AirWair heel loop. UndeniablyDocs — with atmos disruption to cause a scene.     Dr. Martens X atmos drops 17.04.21 and will be available at drmartens.com and select partners.

LORO PIANA PRESENTS SESIA
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LORO PIANA PRESENTS SESIA

Accessories Sesia is the smoothly designed Loro Piana bag.     Curved in shape, soft to the touch, it conveys an idea of harmony with its uncontrived flow. By eschewing angles, it projects a sense of effortlessness, continuity, femininity.     The curve of the upper end gives Sesia its distinctive shape. It is a flowing line that glides from the smooth contours of natural objects to the organic shapes of modernist design, defining a movement, a connection between nature and human invention that is quintessentially Loro Piana.     As a gently curved object, Sesia - named after the valley Loro Piana inhabits and the sinuous river that crosses it - owns grace and occupies an expansive space, of body and mind, with the thoughtfulness of the line, the kindness of supple construction, the sympathy of touch.     Precise yet uncontrived, it is a bag meant to be used easily, gliding evenly across occasions, from work to leisure. Sesia is available as a handbag, in different sizes which correspond to different attitudes and ways to carry oneself.     As a punctuation mark, the Loro Piana crest appears on the bottom right angle in the form of an enamel button in the same shade of the leather. Padlocks and straps, either in matching leather or Suitcase Stripe fabric, allow to interpret Sesia as one wishes, or needs.     Sesia is designed to be enjoyed with both the eyes and the hands, soaking up the suppleness of the colors while caressing the grain of the leather. The offer of materials flows from Satin Smooth to Grain Matt leather to Soft Shiny alligator, while the range of tactile hues starts from delicate rose and whisper white, moves to buttercup yellow, eucalyptus and forest green, fades to burnt orange and sunset rose and finally spreads up in sky and navy blue.     With ease and quietness, Sesia heralds an idea of style as balance, drawing a seamless line that brings together roots, modernity, ease. Sesia is the smoothly designed Loro Piana bag.     Curved in shape, soft to the touch, it conveys an idea of harmony with its uncontrived flow. By eschewing angles, it projects a sense of effortlessness, continuity, femininity.     The curve of the upper end gives Sesia its distinctive shape. It is a flowing line that glides from the smooth contours of natural objects to the organic shapes of modernist design, defining a movement, a connection between nature and human invention that is quintessentially Loro Piana.     As a gently curved object, Sesia - named after the valley Loro Piana inhabits and the sinuous river that crosses it - owns grace and occupies an expansive space, of body and mind, with the thoughtfulness of the line, the kindness of supple construction, the sympathy of touch.     Precise yet uncontrived, it is a bag meant to be used easily, gliding evenly across occasions, from work to leisure. Sesia is available as a handbag, in different sizes which correspond to different attitudes and ways to carry oneself.     As a punctuation mark, the Loro Piana crest appears on the bottom right angle in the form of an enamel button in the same shade of the leather. Padlocks and straps, either in matching leather or Suitcase Stripe fabric, allow to interpret Sesia as one wishes, or needs.     Sesia is designed to be enjoyed with both the eyes and the hands, soaking up the suppleness of the colors while caressing the grain of the leather. The offer of materials flows from Satin Smooth to Grain Matt leather to Soft Shiny alligator, while the range of tactile hues starts from delicate rose and whisper white, moves to buttercup yellow, eucalyptus and forest green, fades to burnt orange and sunset rose and finally spreads up in sky and navy blue.     With ease and quietness, Sesia heralds an idea of style as balance, drawing a seamless line that brings together roots, modernity, ease.

Daily Paper's SS21 Resort Line Brings a Fresh Take to Springtime-Ready Staples
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Daily Paper's SS21 Resort Line Brings a Fresh Take to Springtime-Ready Staples

Fashion Featuring shapes and details inspired by African flags, the continent's cuisine, and a range of newly designed summer gear.     Daily Paper introduces their mid-season Resort line as part of their main Spring/Summer 2021 collection. Tailored towards the warmer months ahead, the line presents a colourful range of unisex essential sets, multicoloured items, summer accessories and sporty styles in a variety of easy wearing shapes.     Back to the Roots:   Drawing on the colours of the Somali, Ghanaian and Moroccan flags, Daily Paper introduces new athleisure prints, made from ecological low impact-ink. The tie-dye inspired styles to translate the Daily Paper founders heritage into nostalgic pieces. Three colourways are available in both lightweight tees and comfy oversized sweaters. Building on their tie-dye offerings, a number of silhouettes in bleached dark navy tones comes in both women's and unisex styles.       Bordered Camo:   Earthy green Recamo designs revisit the patterns first introduced with the 2020 Daily Paper x Crocs collaboration. This time by featuring shapes of African countries on classic cargo silhouettes. Two sets are available for different occasions and climates. The lightweight Recamo shirt comes with matching swim shorts for the warmer days, while the camo jacket comes with matching cargo pants for breezy Spring nights.     Womenswear:   Lightweight and playful garments for hot summer days. Daily Paper introduce a colourful take on branded monogram print in the form of the silky Remono dress and Rerise top. Reflecting the Ghanaian flag bright red, green and yellow, the nostalgic feel of the line continues. The line includes a matching handbag, and swimwear makes a return with a timeless swimsuit silhouette.     New Spring-Ready Accessories :   A range of new gear is introduced through a branded water bottle, a staple carabiner and an essential iPhone case to bring along on your summer get-aways.       Monogram Patchwork:   The Repatch pieces highlight the Daily Paper branded monogram print, translated into a contrasting colourful patchwork design. The set features a lightweight button-up shirt, a classic wide-legged pair of swim shorts and a stylish bucket hat with branding across the front.     Heavy Cotton Staples:   At the heart of the line are unisex matching sets. Each set is crafted from premium heavy cotton in classic laid-back shapes and luscious colourways. Ranging from the classic black, earthy green tones are introduced alongside a rich red and a pastel blue. Designed for practicality and comfort, these items are the perfect fit for an understated aesthetic.      Alongside the essential sets, the brand explores the continent's cuisine by introducing graphics of popular drinking cans offered across the African continent on classic tees. The latter comes in staple black and white colourways.     The forthcoming Daily Paper Resort 2021 collection is priced from €10 - €150 and will be available April 16, 12 PM CET, at Daily Paper storefronts in Amsterdam and NYC, as well as online via www.dailypaperclothing.com and selected retailers worldwide.        Campaign Credits: Photography: Mounir Raji  Photography assistant: Mylan Rosendaal  Art Direction: Florian Joahn  Styling: JeanPaul Paula Make up: Laura Yard  Hair: Keanna Williams    Talents: Shaliona Williams  Faouziat Biera Faous  Tobi Afeez Amao  Salif Ly Featuring shapes and details inspired by African flags, the continent's cuisine, and a range of newly designed summer gear.     Daily Paper introduces their mid-season Resort line as part of their main Spring/Summer 2021 collection. Tailored towards the warmer months ahead, the line presents a colourful range of unisex essential sets, multicoloured items, summer accessories and sporty styles in a variety of easy wearing shapes.     Back to the Roots:   Drawing on the colours of the Somali, Ghanaian and Moroccan flags, Daily Paper introduces new athleisure prints, made from ecological low impact-ink. The tie-dye inspired styles to translate the Daily Paper founders heritage into nostalgic pieces. Three colourways are available in both lightweight tees and comfy oversized sweaters. Building on their tie-dye offerings, a number of silhouettes in bleached dark navy tones comes in both women's and unisex styles.       Bordered Camo:   Earthy green Recamo designs revisit the patterns first introduced with the 2020 Daily Paper x Crocs collaboration. This time by featuring shapes of African countries on classic cargo silhouettes. Two sets are available for different occasions and climates. The lightweight Recamo shirt comes with matching swim shorts for the warmer days, while the camo jacket comes with matching cargo pants for breezy Spring nights.     Womenswear:   Lightweight and playful garments for hot summer days. Daily Paper introduce a colourful take on branded monogram print in the form of the silky Remono dress and Rerise top. Reflecting the Ghanaian flag bright red, green and yellow, the nostalgic feel of the line continues. The line includes a matching handbag, and swimwear makes a return with a timeless swimsuit silhouette.     New Spring-Ready Accessories :   A range of new gear is introduced through a branded water bottle, a staple carabiner and an essential iPhone case to bring along on your summer get-aways.       Monogram Patchwork:   The Repatch pieces highlight the Daily Paper branded monogram print, translated into a contrasting colourful patchwork design. The set features a lightweight button-up shirt, a classic wide-legged pair of swim shorts and a stylish bucket hat with branding across the front.     Heavy Cotton Staples:   At the heart of the line are unisex matching sets. Each set is crafted from premium heavy cotton in classic laid-back shapes and luscious colourways. Ranging from the classic black, earthy green tones are introduced alongside a rich red and a pastel blue. Designed for practicality and comfort, these items are the perfect fit for an understated aesthetic.      Alongside the essential sets, the brand explores the continent's cuisine by introducing graphics of popular drinking cans offered across the African continent on classic tees. The latter comes in staple black and white colourways.     The forthcoming Daily Paper Resort 2021 collection is priced from €10 - €150 and will be available April 16, 12 PM CET, at Daily Paper storefronts in Amsterdam and NYC, as well as online via www.dailypaperclothing.com and selected retailers worldwide.        Campaign Credits: Photography: Mounir Raji  Photography assistant: Mylan Rosendaal  Art Direction: Florian Joahn  Styling: JeanPaul Paula Make up: Laura Yard  Hair: Keanna Williams    Talents: Shaliona Williams  Faouziat Biera Faous  Tobi Afeez Amao  Salif Ly

C.P. COMPANY CINQUANTA  PRESENTS CHAPTER 02
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C.P. COMPANY CINQUANTA PRESENTS CHAPTER 02

Fashion From the very beginning, Massimo Osti's idea on the creation of a brand started with the desire to create a product with a strong identity, completely different from anything else available on the market. Once convinced of the strenght of his idea, he analysed and personally chose the new name, designing also the logo. After some issues related to brand's name, he shortned the former name, Chester Perry, into C.P. Company, but he kept the same logo - a life buoy.     Later on, a British sailor with arms crossed, becomes the new brand's leading figure: smiling, dependable and informal. The inspiration came from one of the books about military uniforms, which Massimo Osti collected for his studio's library. Since 1975 until nowadays, the Sailor has always been the main brand logo and represents the link between tradition and innovation.     In occasion of the 50th Anniversary, C.P. Company has created an exclusive porcelain sailor statue. Handmade in Italy by Tuscan artisans, in only 150 pieces, the sailor represents a memorabilia of its great story and pays homage to Italian artisanal tradition.     The British Mariner will be avaialble, from April 14th, on 50.cpcompany.com and in all C.P. Company flagship stores in Milan, Amsterdam, London, Seoul and Tokyo.     50.cpcompany.com From the very beginning, Massimo Osti's idea on the creation of a brand started with the desire to create a product with a strong identity, completely different from anything else available on the market. Once convinced of the strenght of his idea, he analysed and personally chose the new name, designing also the logo. After some issues related to brand's name, he shortned the former name, Chester Perry, into C.P. Company, but he kept the same logo - a life buoy.     Later on, a British sailor with arms crossed, becomes the new brand's leading figure: smiling, dependable and informal. The inspiration came from one of the books about military uniforms, which Massimo Osti collected for his studio's library. Since 1975 until nowadays, the Sailor has always been the main brand logo and represents the link between tradition and innovation.     In occasion of the 50th Anniversary, C.P. Company has created an exclusive porcelain sailor statue. Handmade in Italy by Tuscan artisans, in only 150 pieces, the sailor represents a memorabilia of its great story and pays homage to Italian artisanal tradition.     The British Mariner will be avaialble, from April 14th, on 50.cpcompany.com and in all C.P. Company flagship stores in Milan, Amsterdam, London, Seoul and Tokyo.     50.cpcompany.com

DIOR PRESENTS THE FALL 2021 COLLECTION IN SHANGHAI
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DIOR PRESENTS THE FALL 2021 COLLECTION IN SHANGHAI

Fashion For Maria Grazia Chiuri, unveiling the Fall 2021 collection at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai* represents an extraordinary opportunity to infuse her creations with a visual force in motion and a new energy, as a celebration of the House’s creativity and the power of world cultures. Featuring acid hues, plays on transparency, and shiny and silvery reflections, the looks celebrate a Pop aesthetic. Embroideries are enhanced with giant sequins, like mirror discs, recalling the faceted disco balls punctuating the show’s set and illuminating four brand new dresses. An invitation to freedom, the leopard print adorning the catwalk crops up on a range of pieces including the iconic Bar jacket. A series of exclusive models, each in a different neon hue — as well as red, which Monsieur Dior considered “the color of life” – also enrich a collection presented to a musical composition by Giorgio Moroder**. As a final surprise, singer Joey Yung and the Chinese rock group Black Panther gave exceptional live performances.     For Maria Grazia Chiuri, unveiling the Fall 2021 collection at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai* represents an extraordinary opportunity to infuse her creations with a visual force in motion and a new energy, as a celebration of the House’s creativity and the power of world cultures. Featuring acid hues, plays on transparency, and shiny and silvery reflections, the looks celebrate a Pop aesthetic. Embroideries are enhanced with giant sequins, like mirror discs, recalling the faceted disco balls punctuating the show’s set and illuminating four brand new dresses. An invitation to freedom, the leopard print adorning the catwalk crops up on a range of pieces including the iconic Bar jacket. A series of exclusive models, each in a different neon hue — as well as red, which Monsieur Dior considered “the color of life” – also enrich a collection presented to a musical composition by Giorgio Moroder**. As a final surprise, singer Joey Yung and the Chinese rock group Black Panther gave exceptional live performances.    

FENTY launches the new bridal collection
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FENTY launches the new bridal collection

Fashion FENTY is launching today their first bridal collection featuring Jackie Aina, a Nigerian-American beauty YouTuber.     Explore the new Fenty collection here: https://www.savagex.co.uk/features/bridal     Prices are  from 24,95 € for a thong and max 124,95 € for a corset, and available in sizes  from 85A to 115F and XS to 4XL.       FENTY is launching today their first bridal collection featuring Jackie Aina, a Nigerian-American beauty YouTuber.     Explore the new Fenty collection here: https://www.savagex.co.uk/features/bridal     Prices are  from 24,95 € for a thong and max 124,95 € for a corset, and available in sizes  from 85A to 115F and XS to 4XL.      

DIESEL CREATIVE DIRECTOR GLENN MARTENS’ DEBUT COLLECTION TO BE SHOWN DURING MILAN FASHION WEEK
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DIESEL CREATIVE DIRECTOR GLENN MARTENS’ DEBUT COLLECTION TO BE SHOWN DURING MILAN FASHION WEEK

Fashion DIESEL is beyond proud to announce that Creative Director Glenn Martens will present his debut collection for the brand on June 21st over Milan Fashion Week. This occasion marks the very first time the DIESEL label has appeared on the MFW calendar.     While the show will be held during Milan’s menswear programming, the collection itself—Spring/Summer 2022—will feature an all-gender wardrobe and will reflect Martens’ design vision applied across DIESEL’s entire range of product categories.     The show is a major step of Martens’ role in overseeing the brand’s creative identity, design, and communications. Prior to his appointment as Creative Director, Martens created a denim-focused capsule collection for the Diesel Red Tag Project in 2018. DIESEL is beyond proud to announce that Creative Director Glenn Martens will present his debut collection for the brand on June 21st over Milan Fashion Week. This occasion marks the very first time the DIESEL label has appeared on the MFW calendar.     While the show will be held during Milan’s menswear programming, the collection itself—Spring/Summer 2022—will feature an all-gender wardrobe and will reflect Martens’ design vision applied across DIESEL’s entire range of product categories.     The show is a major step of Martens’ role in overseeing the brand’s creative identity, design, and communications. Prior to his appointment as Creative Director, Martens created a denim-focused capsule collection for the Diesel Red Tag Project in 2018.

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