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GUCCI launches Off The Grid
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GUCCI launches Off The Grid

Fashion Gucci announces the launch of Gucci Off The Grid, the first collection from Gucci Circular Lines, designed by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, an initiative created to support the House’s vision for circular production.    Designed for those mindful of their environmental impact, Gucci Off The Grid uses recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainably sourced materials, including ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon made from nylon offcuts and pre- and post-consumer waste.   Human beings crave a connection with the outside world and are rightly fascinated by the power and majesty of nature, and highly value the joy there is in being able to live in a natural environment. The desire to explore this way of life, and the natural world in general, is something we can consider an instinctive human desire; and journeys are valuable in being able to fulfil this need. A journey is a way of engaging and nourishing the imagination, and it is for this reason that Gucci embraces the idea of the journey as a means of self-discovery and self-expression.     Along with the launch of the collection, which comprises genderless luggage, accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear, Gucci is releasing a global campaign conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by photographer and director Harmony Korine. Featuring a cast of city dwellers who have taken up residence in a rustic treehouse, constructed in the heart of a towering concrete and glass modern metropolis. The striking contrast between the small-scale, crudely assembled wooden structure, with its greenery and unfinished planks, and the slick, soaring skyscrapers that dwarf it, makes for whimsical images where our metropolitan explorers look like they are making a modest stand for the future of humankind. Of course, the treehouse and the simple way of life it represents becomes a powerful metaphor for the desire to escape conventional life and enjoy the experience of living more Off The Grid.     Alessandro Michele says: “The collection is the result of teamwork; everybody brought something to it. And in the campaign, too, there is this idea of dialogue among people building something new. I imagined that we could build a treehouse in a city centre, all together, like kids playing in the park. Because all of us need to build this house or to find out that our planet exists, even where it seems it’s not there, or it’s far away.”     The eclectic group of treehouse people starring in the campaign, which was shot in Los Angeles prior to recent events, includes: Jane Fonda, Academy Award-winning actress, producer, author and activist; guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Miyavi; David de Rothschild, environmentalist and explorer; GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Nas X; and King Princess, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and music producer.     The campaign will break on the Gucci ArtWalls worldwide from June 15th in the following locations: Milan’s Largo la Foppa, in the district of Corso Garibaldi; just off East London’s famous Brick Lane; Shanghai’s Fengsheng Li, Jingan district; and Lafayette Street, in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood; Hong Kong’s D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong; and Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei.     A special section on the Gucci App will allow users to challenge themselves to a themed quiz, responding to questions about the collection and its circular production process. Taking inspiration from the campaign’s concept, players can build their own city tree house virtually by correctly answering questions, and eventually unlock dedicated wallpaper to share on social media.     Sustainability – at all levels – involves fostering respect: respect for the people we share our planet with as well as for the environment. If we lighten our environmental footprint we can explore the world with greater freedom – the freedom to follow our dreams, with curiosity, openness and joy.   #GucciOffTheGrid     The collection’s main material is 100% regenerated nylon created from recycled ECONYL® yarn. This yarn comes from nylon from pre- and post-consumer waste, including abandoned fishing nets and carpets — transforming plastics that harm marine life and old materials that will likely end up in landfills into a new high-quality thread. Gucci was the first luxury brand to use ECONYL® regenerated nylon thread for its products, beginning in 2016. Other components of Gucci Off The Grid are made from recycled materials and more sustainable alternatives such as metal-free tanned leather, recycled polyester thread and linings, recycled brass, recycled gold and palladium hardware coating, and solvent-free adhesives. To support a continued cycle, the ECONYL® offcuts are recovered from Gucci Off the Grid’s manufacturing and then recycled to create new ECONYL® materials as part of the “GUCCI-ECONYL® PRE CONSUMER FABRIC TAKE BACK PROGRAM”. Leather scraps from the collection are also recovered and upcycled as part of the Gucci-Up programme.   Regarding greenhouse gas emissions, Gucci’s core approach to sustainability here is first to avoid and reduce the impacts in its own operations and across the entire supply chain, and then, as a last measure, to protect and conserve nature though offsetting. To this end, the House has incorporated more sustainable alternatives related to the sourcing of raw materials, the manufacturing and production processes, and distribution and sales, in order to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and has offset the remaining emissions through Gucci’s annual carbon neutral commitment, which supports REDD+ projects that protect forests and biodiversity in vital places around the world to help the conservation of our planet.   The Gucci Off The Grid collection comes with dedicated FSC-certified packaging, which includes a card displaying a Gucci logo that features information about the products and the story behind the Gucci Off The Grid sustainability project.     Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Harmony Korine Talents: Jane Fonda, Lil Nas X, King Princess, Miyavi, David de Rothschild  Make Up: Thomas de Kluyver Hair Stylist: Alex Brownsell Gucci announces the launch of Gucci Off The Grid, the first collection from Gucci Circular Lines, designed by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, an initiative created to support the House’s vision for circular production.    Designed for those mindful of their environmental impact, Gucci Off The Grid uses recycled, organic, bio-based and sustainably sourced materials, including ECONYL®, a regenerated nylon made from nylon offcuts and pre- and post-consumer waste.   Human beings crave a connection with the outside world and are rightly fascinated by the power and majesty of nature, and highly value the joy there is in being able to live in a natural environment. The desire to explore this way of life, and the natural world in general, is something we can consider an instinctive human desire; and journeys are valuable in being able to fulfil this need. A journey is a way of engaging and nourishing the imagination, and it is for this reason that Gucci embraces the idea of the journey as a means of self-discovery and self-expression.     Along with the launch of the collection, which comprises genderless luggage, accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear, Gucci is releasing a global campaign conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by photographer and director Harmony Korine. Featuring a cast of city dwellers who have taken up residence in a rustic treehouse, constructed in the heart of a towering concrete and glass modern metropolis. The striking contrast between the small-scale, crudely assembled wooden structure, with its greenery and unfinished planks, and the slick, soaring skyscrapers that dwarf it, makes for whimsical images where our metropolitan explorers look like they are making a modest stand for the future of humankind. Of course, the treehouse and the simple way of life it represents becomes a powerful metaphor for the desire to escape conventional life and enjoy the experience of living more Off The Grid.     Alessandro Michele says: “The collection is the result of teamwork; everybody brought something to it. And in the campaign, too, there is this idea of dialogue among people building something new. I imagined that we could build a treehouse in a city centre, all together, like kids playing in the park. Because all of us need to build this house or to find out that our planet exists, even where it seems it’s not there, or it’s far away.”     The eclectic group of treehouse people starring in the campaign, which was shot in Los Angeles prior to recent events, includes: Jane Fonda, Academy Award-winning actress, producer, author and activist; guitarist, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor Miyavi; David de Rothschild, environmentalist and explorer; GRAMMY Award-winning rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Nas X; and King Princess, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and music producer.     The campaign will break on the Gucci ArtWalls worldwide from June 15th in the following locations: Milan’s Largo la Foppa, in the district of Corso Garibaldi; just off East London’s famous Brick Lane; Shanghai’s Fengsheng Li, Jingan district; and Lafayette Street, in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood; Hong Kong’s D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong; and Yongkang Street, Da’an District, Taipei.     A special section on the Gucci App will allow users to challenge themselves to a themed quiz, responding to questions about the collection and its circular production process. Taking inspiration from the campaign’s concept, players can build their own city tree house virtually by correctly answering questions, and eventually unlock dedicated wallpaper to share on social media.     Sustainability – at all levels – involves fostering respect: respect for the people we share our planet with as well as for the environment. If we lighten our environmental footprint we can explore the world with greater freedom – the freedom to follow our dreams, with curiosity, openness and joy.   #GucciOffTheGrid     The collection’s main material is 100% regenerated nylon created from recycled ECONYL® yarn. This yarn comes from nylon from pre- and post-consumer waste, including abandoned fishing nets and carpets — transforming plastics that harm marine life and old materials that will likely end up in landfills into a new high-quality thread. Gucci was the first luxury brand to use ECONYL® regenerated nylon thread for its products, beginning in 2016. Other components of Gucci Off The Grid are made from recycled materials and more sustainable alternatives such as metal-free tanned leather, recycled polyester thread and linings, recycled brass, recycled gold and palladium hardware coating, and solvent-free adhesives. To support a continued cycle, the ECONYL® offcuts are recovered from Gucci Off the Grid’s manufacturing and then recycled to create new ECONYL® materials as part of the “GUCCI-ECONYL® PRE CONSUMER FABRIC TAKE BACK PROGRAM”. Leather scraps from the collection are also recovered and upcycled as part of the Gucci-Up programme.   Regarding greenhouse gas emissions, Gucci’s core approach to sustainability here is first to avoid and reduce the impacts in its own operations and across the entire supply chain, and then, as a last measure, to protect and conserve nature though offsetting. To this end, the House has incorporated more sustainable alternatives related to the sourcing of raw materials, the manufacturing and production processes, and distribution and sales, in order to lower greenhouse gas emissions, and has offset the remaining emissions through Gucci’s annual carbon neutral commitment, which supports REDD+ projects that protect forests and biodiversity in vital places around the world to help the conservation of our planet.   The Gucci Off The Grid collection comes with dedicated FSC-certified packaging, which includes a card displaying a Gucci logo that features information about the products and the story behind the Gucci Off The Grid sustainability project.     Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Harmony Korine Talents: Jane Fonda, Lil Nas X, King Princess, Miyavi, David de Rothschild  Make Up: Thomas de Kluyver Hair Stylist: Alex Brownsell

Dressing up the entire beachfront of  The Alpemare Beach Resort
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Dressing up the entire beachfront of The Alpemare Beach Resort

Design Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ together to have a real Italian holiday experience in Forte dei Marmi, at the Bocelli family’s elegant Alpemare Beach Resort.   For the firrst time, the Fashion House symbolising Italian style and the brand created by JJ Martin, who celebrates love for sunny Italy in all of her creations, are dressing up an entire beachfront with the new Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ capsule Collection. The radiant fragrances and vibrant colours of the collection make the most of an exceptional setting. In the charming locality of Forte dei Marmi, the historic Alpemare Beach Resort has hosted artists, poets, and actors from all over Europe since the last century. Today, Alpemare belongs to the Bocelli family, who have been able to preserve its legendary appeal, transforming it into a contemporary oasis of nature, art and relaxation. The wonderful view of the Apuan Alps and the Mediterranean scents of the pine forest on one of the most evocative stretches of the Forte dei Marmi beachfront, together with contemporary works of art set out in various spaces, make Alpemare a veritable jewel of beauty and well-being. Andrea Bocelli himself, the great tenor and Italian singer who is famous throughout the world, often treats himself to relaxing breaks and even performs here.     “The quest for beauty is an art also to be drawn upon when on holiday, at the height of seaside relaxation. Our family is therefore particularly pleased to inaugurate such a new and brilliant union”, Veronica Berti Bocelli declared. She also emphasised that “through the synergies put in place by Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ, the Alpemare Beach Resort expresses in a better way its own vocation to provide guests with an all-encompassing creative experience, for the mind and for the senses... A welcoming place like a house on the beachfront, which transmits vital energy, inspiration, fascination”.     A perfect place for the joyful spirit of Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ to have an authentic Italian summer experience, combining the pure, bright style of Acqua di Parma with La DoubleJ’s maximalist, exuberant and sophisticated prints. The elegant tents that welcome guests on the Alpemare beachfront are even more radiant, with beach towels and cushions from the capsule Collection. The Confetti Blu print, designed by La DoubleJ in blue and yellow tones, creates a bright Mediterranean atmosphere for an unforgettable summer. In all relaxation areas and collective spaces, from Alpemare’s garden to its exclusive restaurant, Arancia di Capri candles give off the light and effervescent scent of one of the most popular Blu Mediterraneo fragrances. The cabins, maintained by Alpemare in their original form, come complete with Arancia di Capri amenities from the Acqua di Parma hotel line, in special recycled plastic (rPET) produced in Italy and deriving from recovered PET plastic bottles, and with products from the Acqua di Parma by     La DoubleJ collection, such as Shower Mousse and Body Lotion, for a real beauty ritual. Products individually researched down to the last detail, that express the shared passion of Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ for craft traditions and the most prized Italian ingredients. Thus, formulas for the body and accessories make up the summertime kit of desires and enhance Alpemare’s re ned harmony for a truly Italian holiday.     “We are very happy to customise, for the rst time and together with La DoubleJ, an entire beach, and to do so in one of Italy’s most charming places, namely the Alpemare Beach Resort at Forte dei Marmi. It is also an exciting initiative because we share a deep passion for the art of Italian living with our partners. Since its origins, Acqua di Parma has represented the purest Italian style, and is committed to preserving and cultivating Italian art, culture and nature. JJ Martin, with whom we created the new Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ capsule Collection, has always been in love with Italy, and she knows how to express its sunny spirit in all of her creations. The Bocelli family has created a real oasis of elegance where art and nature meet in unique harmony, an original and contemporary example of good Italian living”, says Laura Burdese, President and CEO of Acqua di Parma.     acquadiparma.com Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ together to have a real Italian holiday experience in Forte dei Marmi, at the Bocelli family’s elegant Alpemare Beach Resort.   For the firrst time, the Fashion House symbolising Italian style and the brand created by JJ Martin, who celebrates love for sunny Italy in all of her creations, are dressing up an entire beachfront with the new Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ capsule Collection. The radiant fragrances and vibrant colours of the collection make the most of an exceptional setting. In the charming locality of Forte dei Marmi, the historic Alpemare Beach Resort has hosted artists, poets, and actors from all over Europe since the last century. Today, Alpemare belongs to the Bocelli family, who have been able to preserve its legendary appeal, transforming it into a contemporary oasis of nature, art and relaxation. The wonderful view of the Apuan Alps and the Mediterranean scents of the pine forest on one of the most evocative stretches of the Forte dei Marmi beachfront, together with contemporary works of art set out in various spaces, make Alpemare a veritable jewel of beauty and well-being. Andrea Bocelli himself, the great tenor and Italian singer who is famous throughout the world, often treats himself to relaxing breaks and even performs here.     “The quest for beauty is an art also to be drawn upon when on holiday, at the height of seaside relaxation. Our family is therefore particularly pleased to inaugurate such a new and brilliant union”, Veronica Berti Bocelli declared. She also emphasised that “through the synergies put in place by Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ, the Alpemare Beach Resort expresses in a better way its own vocation to provide guests with an all-encompassing creative experience, for the mind and for the senses... A welcoming place like a house on the beachfront, which transmits vital energy, inspiration, fascination”.     A perfect place for the joyful spirit of Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ to have an authentic Italian summer experience, combining the pure, bright style of Acqua di Parma with La DoubleJ’s maximalist, exuberant and sophisticated prints. The elegant tents that welcome guests on the Alpemare beachfront are even more radiant, with beach towels and cushions from the capsule Collection. The Confetti Blu print, designed by La DoubleJ in blue and yellow tones, creates a bright Mediterranean atmosphere for an unforgettable summer. In all relaxation areas and collective spaces, from Alpemare’s garden to its exclusive restaurant, Arancia di Capri candles give off the light and effervescent scent of one of the most popular Blu Mediterraneo fragrances. The cabins, maintained by Alpemare in their original form, come complete with Arancia di Capri amenities from the Acqua di Parma hotel line, in special recycled plastic (rPET) produced in Italy and deriving from recovered PET plastic bottles, and with products from the Acqua di Parma by     La DoubleJ collection, such as Shower Mousse and Body Lotion, for a real beauty ritual. Products individually researched down to the last detail, that express the shared passion of Acqua di Parma and La DoubleJ for craft traditions and the most prized Italian ingredients. Thus, formulas for the body and accessories make up the summertime kit of desires and enhance Alpemare’s re ned harmony for a truly Italian holiday.     “We are very happy to customise, for the rst time and together with La DoubleJ, an entire beach, and to do so in one of Italy’s most charming places, namely the Alpemare Beach Resort at Forte dei Marmi. It is also an exciting initiative because we share a deep passion for the art of Italian living with our partners. Since its origins, Acqua di Parma has represented the purest Italian style, and is committed to preserving and cultivating Italian art, culture and nature. JJ Martin, with whom we created the new Blu Mediterraneo by La DoubleJ capsule Collection, has always been in love with Italy, and she knows how to express its sunny spirit in all of her creations. The Bocelli family has created a real oasis of elegance where art and nature meet in unique harmony, an original and contemporary example of good Italian living”, says Laura Burdese, President and CEO of Acqua di Parma.     acquadiparma.com

Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition in Paris extended until 3rd January
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Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition in Paris extended until 3rd January

Exhibition The Palais de la Porte Dorée is delighted to announce the reopening to the public of Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition from June, 16th and extended to January, 3rd 2021.     Designed as an invitation to discover Christian Louboutin’s rich universe, the unprecedented exhibition explores every facet of his multi-referential work, in an institution that has played an important role in inspiring his vocation. From the beginning, Christian Louboutin infused his designs with a great wealth of motifs andcolours inspired by his love of art and dierentcultures. Flamboyant, daring, open to the world, generous and at times caustic, the designer’s creativity is informed by a passion for travel and references from the worlds of pop culture, theatre, dance, literature and cinema. In revealing Christian Louboutin’s inspirations and creative processes, the exhibition showcases the designer’s vision through a selection of the most precious works from his personal collection and loans from public collections. A large selection of shoes are on display, some of which have never been exhibited before.     These historic and artistic pieces are shown alongside a number of exclusive collaborations which pay tribute to Christian Louboutin’s admiration for craftsman’s know how. Some examples include stained glass panels created by the Maison du Vitrail, a Sevillian silver palanquin and a cabaret sculpted in Bhutan. The exhibition also unveils collaborations, never seen before, with artists who are important to him: the director and photographer David Lynch, the New Zealand multimedia artist Lisa Reihana, the British designer duo Whitaker Malem, the Spanish choreo- grapher Blanca Li, and the Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, amongst others.     Born in the 12th district of Paris, close to the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Christian Louboutin was fascinated from an early age by the architectural beauty and ornamental richness of the institution, which was one of the earliest in uencesfeeding his love of art and applied arts. He borrowed a whole repertoire of forms and motifsfrom the Palais for his first designs, including the Maquereau shoe  made of metallic leather anddirectly inspired by the iridescence of the shin the Palais de la Porte Dorée’s tropical aquarium. It was also at the Palais, a masterpiece of Art deco, that Christian Louboutin, then a young adolescent, noticed a sign forbidding visitors to wear high heeled shoes. This sign subsequently inspired the iconic Pigalle shoe which has been reinvented over the course of the seasons.     Photos : © Marc Domage     To make your visit safe, we are implementing the following measures: Mandatory online reservation with time slots on the Palais de la Porte Dorée website. Mandatory use of the mask throughout your visit. The access is limited to few people at a time in the exhibition spaces. Markings on the ground allowing the respect of safety distances. Provision of hydroalcoholic gel at your arrival at the Palais de la Porte Dorée and the entrance of all exhibition spaces. Maintaining a distance of 1 meter from other visitors. Respect social distancing and sanitary gestures.     PALAIS DE LA PORTE DORÉE- MUSÉE NATIONAL DE L’HISTOIRE DE L’IMMIGRATION- AQUARIUM TROPICAL 293, avenue Daumesnil – 75012 Paris Métro - Tramway - Bus et 201 - Porte Dorée www.palais-portedoree.fr The Palais de la Porte Dorée is delighted to announce the reopening to the public of Christian Louboutin L’Exhibition from June, 16th and extended to January, 3rd 2021.     Designed as an invitation to discover Christian Louboutin’s rich universe, the unprecedented exhibition explores every facet of his multi-referential work, in an institution that has played an important role in inspiring his vocation. From the beginning, Christian Louboutin infused his designs with a great wealth of motifs andcolours inspired by his love of art and dierentcultures. Flamboyant, daring, open to the world, generous and at times caustic, the designer’s creativity is informed by a passion for travel and references from the worlds of pop culture, theatre, dance, literature and cinema. In revealing Christian Louboutin’s inspirations and creative processes, the exhibition showcases the designer’s vision through a selection of the most precious works from his personal collection and loans from public collections. A large selection of shoes are on display, some of which have never been exhibited before.     These historic and artistic pieces are shown alongside a number of exclusive collaborations which pay tribute to Christian Louboutin’s admiration for craftsman’s know how. Some examples include stained glass panels created by the Maison du Vitrail, a Sevillian silver palanquin and a cabaret sculpted in Bhutan. The exhibition also unveils collaborations, never seen before, with artists who are important to him: the director and photographer David Lynch, the New Zealand multimedia artist Lisa Reihana, the British designer duo Whitaker Malem, the Spanish choreo- grapher Blanca Li, and the Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, amongst others.     Born in the 12th district of Paris, close to the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Christian Louboutin was fascinated from an early age by the architectural beauty and ornamental richness of the institution, which was one of the earliest in uencesfeeding his love of art and applied arts. He borrowed a whole repertoire of forms and motifsfrom the Palais for his first designs, including the Maquereau shoe  made of metallic leather anddirectly inspired by the iridescence of the shin the Palais de la Porte Dorée’s tropical aquarium. It was also at the Palais, a masterpiece of Art deco, that Christian Louboutin, then a young adolescent, noticed a sign forbidding visitors to wear high heeled shoes. This sign subsequently inspired the iconic Pigalle shoe which has been reinvented over the course of the seasons.     Photos : © Marc Domage     To make your visit safe, we are implementing the following measures: Mandatory online reservation with time slots on the Palais de la Porte Dorée website. Mandatory use of the mask throughout your visit. The access is limited to few people at a time in the exhibition spaces. Markings on the ground allowing the respect of safety distances. Provision of hydroalcoholic gel at your arrival at the Palais de la Porte Dorée and the entrance of all exhibition spaces. Maintaining a distance of 1 meter from other visitors. Respect social distancing and sanitary gestures.     PALAIS DE LA PORTE DORÉE- MUSÉE NATIONAL DE L’HISTOIRE DE L’IMMIGRATION- AQUARIUM TROPICAL 293, avenue Daumesnil – 75012 Paris Métro - Tramway - Bus et 201 - Porte Dorée www.palais-portedoree.fr

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Cartier announces the laureates of the 2020 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative
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Cartier announces the laureates of the 2020 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative

Jewelry The names of the 7 laureates of the Cartier Women’s Initiative were announced virtually today on both the Cartier and the Cartier Women’s Initiative’s websites and social media channels. These laureates were selected by an independent international jury committee amongst 1200 applicants from over 162 countries. The 2020 laureates are making a positive change in the world by promoting good health & well-being, reducing inequalities, building sustainable cities and communities and encouraging responsible consumption and production. And for the first time since the Initiative’s creation in 2006, we are happy to count Danish and Australian women impact entrepreneurs amongst the laureates.     The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for people all around the world, and particularly for the 21 Cartier Women’s Initiative fellows as many early stage businesses were deeply challenged and had to step up to survive. The fellows’ ability to leverage their existing business models or to pivot their businesses during this time and new environment was both critical and admirable.     As an international luxury Maison, we are global citizens, aware of and listening to the wider world. More than ever, we remain committed to use our voice and actively support those who are trying to make the world a better place, which is the case of these outstanding women entrepreneurs. It has been incredibly inspiring to witness their determination, resilience and creativity. We are immensely proud of their work, and thankful for their global contribution to our society. - Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International     The 7 laureates of the 2020 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Nigeria LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: Adriana Luna Diaz, Mexico NORTH AMERICA: Stephanie Benedetto, USA EUROPE: Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen, Denmark MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Nadia Gamal El Din, Egypt EAST ASIA: Chunguang (Charlotte) Wang, China SOUTH ASIA & OCEANIA: Joanne Howarth, Australia The names of the 7 laureates of the Cartier Women’s Initiative were announced virtually today on both the Cartier and the Cartier Women’s Initiative’s websites and social media channels. These laureates were selected by an independent international jury committee amongst 1200 applicants from over 162 countries. The 2020 laureates are making a positive change in the world by promoting good health & well-being, reducing inequalities, building sustainable cities and communities and encouraging responsible consumption and production. And for the first time since the Initiative’s creation in 2006, we are happy to count Danish and Australian women impact entrepreneurs amongst the laureates.     The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for people all around the world, and particularly for the 21 Cartier Women’s Initiative fellows as many early stage businesses were deeply challenged and had to step up to survive. The fellows’ ability to leverage their existing business models or to pivot their businesses during this time and new environment was both critical and admirable.     As an international luxury Maison, we are global citizens, aware of and listening to the wider world. More than ever, we remain committed to use our voice and actively support those who are trying to make the world a better place, which is the case of these outstanding women entrepreneurs. It has been incredibly inspiring to witness their determination, resilience and creativity. We are immensely proud of their work, and thankful for their global contribution to our society. - Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International     The 7 laureates of the 2020 edition of the Cartier Women’s Initiative: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: Temie Giwa-Tubosun, Nigeria LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: Adriana Luna Diaz, Mexico NORTH AMERICA: Stephanie Benedetto, USA EUROPE: Anna-Sophie Hartvigsen, Denmark MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA: Nadia Gamal El Din, Egypt EAST ASIA: Chunguang (Charlotte) Wang, China SOUTH ASIA & OCEANIA: Joanne Howarth, Australia

Givenchy appoints Matthew M. Williams as creative director
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Givenchy appoints Matthew M. Williams as creative director

Fashion The House of GIVENCHY, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew M. WILLIAMS as Creative Director, effective June16th,2020. Matthew M. WILLIAMS will take on all creative responsibilities for Women’s and Men’s collections.     Sidney TOLEDANO, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, declares: I am very happy to see Matthew M. WILLIAMS join the LVMH Group. Since he took part in the LVMH Prize, we have had the pleasure of watching him develop into the great talent he is today. I believe his singular vision of modernity will be a great opportunity for GIVENCHY to write its new chapter with strength and success.     Renaud de LESQUEN, CEO and President of GIVENCHY, states: I want to warmly welcome Matthew M. WILLIAMS to the beautiful Maison GIVENCHY. I am convinced that, with his unapologetic approach to design and creativity and in great collaboration with the Maison's exceptional ateliers and teams, Matthew will help GIVENCHY reach its full potential.     Matthew M. WILLIAMS states: I am extremely honored to join the House of GIVENCHY. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era, based on modernity and inclusivity. I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.   Matthew M. WILLIAMS will present his first collection for the House of GIVENCHY in Paris in October. The House of GIVENCHY, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew M. WILLIAMS as Creative Director, effective June16th,2020. Matthew M. WILLIAMS will take on all creative responsibilities for Women’s and Men’s collections.     Sidney TOLEDANO, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, declares: I am very happy to see Matthew M. WILLIAMS join the LVMH Group. Since he took part in the LVMH Prize, we have had the pleasure of watching him develop into the great talent he is today. I believe his singular vision of modernity will be a great opportunity for GIVENCHY to write its new chapter with strength and success.     Renaud de LESQUEN, CEO and President of GIVENCHY, states: I want to warmly welcome Matthew M. WILLIAMS to the beautiful Maison GIVENCHY. I am convinced that, with his unapologetic approach to design and creativity and in great collaboration with the Maison's exceptional ateliers and teams, Matthew will help GIVENCHY reach its full potential.     Matthew M. WILLIAMS states: I am extremely honored to join the House of GIVENCHY. The Maison’s unique position and timeless aura make it an undeniable icon and I am looking forward to working together with its ateliers and teams, to move it into a new era, based on modernity and inclusivity. I am grateful to the LVMH group for trusting me with the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. In these unprecedented times for the world, I want to send a message of hope, together with my community and colleagues, and intend to contribute towards positive change.   Matthew M. WILLIAMS will present his first collection for the House of GIVENCHY in Paris in October.

Dior unveils the Fall & Winter campaign
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Dior unveils the Fall & Winter campaign

Fashion Dior unveils the new campaign video for the Fall 2020 collection by Maria Gazia Chiuri, starring actress and muse Jennifer Lawrence. Odes of the essence of elegance and graceful refinement, the sculptural beauty of these looks celebrates the quintessence of the Dior style. (Re)discover, in images, the House’s unparalleled icons and accessories, including the ever-desirable Lady Dior Ultra-Matte and Dior Bobby bags. Dior unveils the new campaign video for the Fall 2020 collection by Maria Gazia Chiuri, starring actress and muse Jennifer Lawrence. Odes of the essence of elegance and graceful refinement, the sculptural beauty of these looks celebrates the quintessence of the Dior style. (Re)discover, in images, the House’s unparalleled icons and accessories, including the ever-desirable Lady Dior Ultra-Matte and Dior Bobby bags.

Louis Vuitton Father's Day gifting
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Louis Vuitton Father's Day gifting

Men For Father’s Day, Louis Vuitton celebrates its eclectic Men’s collections. The Maison’s style codes are reinterpreted in a selection of ready-to-wear items, leather goods, shoes and accessories.     Leather goods: Leather goods celebrate the Maison’s iconic handbags with the Gaston Labels, Reverse Monogram Eclipse and Damier Graphite Utility capsule collections. Superior craftsmanship and functionality combine to satisfy all modern-day lifestyle needs. Whether it’s a messenger bag or a backpack, each bag is designed to carry the essentials of the modern, on-the-go man. Foldable, adjustable and practical, they can be easily slipped into a suitcase and worn in a variety of ways.     Accessories Selection: The accessories selection is a celebration of the iconic Monogram. Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses, while it can be worn on wide chains around the neck or on the wrist. This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.   Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses.   This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.     Ready-to-wear: Emblematic pieces created by Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for menswear, illustrate the versatility of the Maison’s collections, like this reversible wool and silk coat in a classic cut featuring a Camo Monogram. For a more classic look, the Maison o ers items such as this heathered grey cashmere crew neck, available in several colours.     Shoes: The shoe collection pays tribute to the trainer, the new classic of men's wardrobes, with a model for any everyday occasion. A classic white pair with subtle grey leather trim bearing the Maison’s Monogram contrasts with the black Shiny Monogram Rivoli and Run Away Pulse models for an utterly chic yet casual look.     Watch Selection: The Tambour Horizon is a unique model of connected watch which perfectly encapsulates the Louis Vuitton spirit of travel, expertise, and creativity. The enhanced “My Travel” feature now syncs all relative travel information and gives access to the Maison’s City Guides. The new 24-hour ring around the watch face optimally completes the various contents of the “Agenda” feature. With its step counter, weather reports and air pollution indicator, the Tambour Horizon connected watch is a useful accessory that reflects one's personal style thanks to its numerous customisation options.     Unique Gifts Selection:   - Sports: Jump ropes, dumbbells, ping-pong paddles or golf clubs... Because sports play an increasingly key role in men’s lives, Louis Vuitton reinvents these lifestyle products, turning them into luxury objects. They will instantly win over the sportiest men, and motivate those who are struggling to get started!   - Games: Louis Vuitton adds colour to game-lovers’ lives with a pop line in contrasting materials, where Plexiglas meets leather and metal in a surprising encounter. Fun products such as dice and token holders are an ode to conviviality that re ects the Maison’s longstanding tradition of game-making.   - Collector Items: For aesthetes and lovers of beautiful objects, Louis Vuitton has designed a series of pieces steeped in both tradition and modernity. Two paperweights in the form of a sailing boat and a vintage car echo Gaston-Louis Vuitton's passion for childhood memories and the Maison's cherished Art of Travel.     Fragrance Selection: Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud has created ve exceptional compositions which capture breathtaking discoveries and evoke a masculine energy right on the skin’s surface. Fantasies of total freedom with Immensité, a wandering visit of a new world in Nouveau Monde, a long nighttime expedition through a stormy Orage, a surge of optimism through adventures Sur La Route, unforeseen meetings Au Hasard: each of these men's fragrances promises unparalleled intensity. Louis Vuitton continues its captivating sensory journey with the Cologne Perfumes Collection. This year, Sun Song, Cactus Garden and Afternoon Swim welcome California Dream. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud holds onto the moment, captures the resonance of a sunset in this in nitely radiant fragrance. The ardent mandarin is consumed by fruity joyfulness, tempered by the diaphanous ambrette and its subtle warmth. To further this vivid dialogue, the Maison invited Californian artist Alex Israel to decorate the box and bottle of this new Cologne Perfume. For Father’s Day, Louis Vuitton celebrates its eclectic Men’s collections. The Maison’s style codes are reinterpreted in a selection of ready-to-wear items, leather goods, shoes and accessories.     Leather goods: Leather goods celebrate the Maison’s iconic handbags with the Gaston Labels, Reverse Monogram Eclipse and Damier Graphite Utility capsule collections. Superior craftsmanship and functionality combine to satisfy all modern-day lifestyle needs. Whether it’s a messenger bag or a backpack, each bag is designed to carry the essentials of the modern, on-the-go man. Foldable, adjustable and practical, they can be easily slipped into a suitcase and worn in a variety of ways.     Accessories Selection: The accessories selection is a celebration of the iconic Monogram. Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses, while it can be worn on wide chains around the neck or on the wrist. This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.   Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses.   This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.     Ready-to-wear: Emblematic pieces created by Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for menswear, illustrate the versatility of the Maison’s collections, like this reversible wool and silk coat in a classic cut featuring a Camo Monogram. For a more classic look, the Maison o ers items such as this heathered grey cashmere crew neck, available in several colours.     Shoes: The shoe collection pays tribute to the trainer, the new classic of men's wardrobes, with a model for any everyday occasion. A classic white pair with subtle grey leather trim bearing the Maison’s Monogram contrasts with the black Shiny Monogram Rivoli and Run Away Pulse models for an utterly chic yet casual look.     Watch Selection: The Tambour Horizon is a unique model of connected watch which perfectly encapsulates the Louis Vuitton spirit of travel, expertise, and creativity. The enhanced “My Travel” feature now syncs all relative travel information and gives access to the Maison’s City Guides. The new 24-hour ring around the watch face optimally completes the various contents of the “Agenda” feature. With its step counter, weather reports and air pollution indicator, the Tambour Horizon connected watch is a useful accessory that reflects one's personal style thanks to its numerous customisation options.     Unique Gifts Selection:   - Sports: Jump ropes, dumbbells, ping-pong paddles or golf clubs... Because sports play an increasingly key role in men’s lives, Louis Vuitton reinvents these lifestyle products, turning them into luxury objects. They will instantly win over the sportiest men, and motivate those who are struggling to get started!   - Games: Louis Vuitton adds colour to game-lovers’ lives with a pop line in contrasting materials, where Plexiglas meets leather and metal in a surprising encounter. Fun products such as dice and token holders are an ode to conviviality that re ects the Maison’s longstanding tradition of game-making.   - Collector Items: For aesthetes and lovers of beautiful objects, Louis Vuitton has designed a series of pieces steeped in both tradition and modernity. Two paperweights in the form of a sailing boat and a vintage car echo Gaston-Louis Vuitton's passion for childhood memories and the Maison's cherished Art of Travel.     Fragrance Selection: Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud has created ve exceptional compositions which capture breathtaking discoveries and evoke a masculine energy right on the skin’s surface. Fantasies of total freedom with Immensité, a wandering visit of a new world in Nouveau Monde, a long nighttime expedition through a stormy Orage, a surge of optimism through adventures Sur La Route, unforeseen meetings Au Hasard: each of these men's fragrances promises unparalleled intensity. Louis Vuitton continues its captivating sensory journey with the Cologne Perfumes Collection. This year, Sun Song, Cactus Garden and Afternoon Swim welcome California Dream. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud holds onto the moment, captures the resonance of a sunset in this in nitely radiant fragrance. The ardent mandarin is consumed by fruity joyfulness, tempered by the diaphanous ambrette and its subtle warmth. To further this vivid dialogue, the Maison invited Californian artist Alex Israel to decorate the box and bottle of this new Cologne Perfume.

FILLING PIECES TAKES STEPS TOWARDS RESPONSIBILITY WITH RELEASE OF  THE COURT 683.
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FILLING PIECES TAKES STEPS TOWARDS RESPONSIBILITY WITH RELEASE OF THE COURT 683.

Accessories Named after the additional production cost of €6,83, the Court 683 is the brand’s most responsible shoe to-date.   The ‘683’ is the first of a new conscious line of products aiming to pave the way for the entire FILLING PIECES collection to be more responsible. The campaign is shot by Woody Bos, featuring Tyvvani Ebuehi and Gogo Lupin.The imagery expresses the human need to move ever closer to the shapes created by nature. The playful interaction with our Court 683 aims to emulate organic forms, almost forgotten in the months of isolation. Inspiration comes from the simple beauty of the trees and wildflowers, something we might have taken for granted. Modelled on the Low Plain Court, key features of the 683 include the use of fully-traceable, Dutch organic leather hides, coloured using metal-free tanning. Traditional rubber soles are substituted for a sugarcane EVA equivalent, eliminating the use of petroleum from the production process.     “As a fashion brand, we are conscious that each decision we make has an impact on our environment and we need to do better. Whilst we don’t currently have access to a luxury leather alternative, the 683 is the most responsible shoe we can produce right now, with steps being taken to further develop responsible choices within our production and design process.”- Chris Alders, Head of Marketing at FP.     €6.83 is the total additional cost of FP’s responsible choices. Every aspect of the original Court has been examined and replaced by more sustainable alternatives. The organic hides are sourced through Trace your Leather Cooperative (TLC), traceable to the individual cow. The leather lining has been substituted for recycled PET mesh. Laces are organic cotton, coated in beeswax - eliminating the use of pesticides. Plastic-based insoles are replaced with recycled cork produced in Portugal, home to FP’s factories - where production emissions have been offset by investing in carbon-negative projects. A cattle-style tag with a QR code is attached to each pair and leads to a webpage dedicated to the decision-making for the 683, as well as detailing the ‘responsible’ steps put in place throughout the brand’s entire production cycle. 683 represents the commitment from FILLING PIECES to be more environmentally responsible at all levels of the company. There are plans to extend the 683 line to other signature silhouettes such as the Low Top and Low Mondo 2.0. These are identifiable by a recycled, royal blue nylon label. The Court 683 is available in four colourways from 16 June 2020, part of the first drop for AW20.     CREDITS : Photography : Woody Bos (@woodybos) Art Direction : Daniele Misso (@daniele.misso) Talents : Tyvanni Osaheni Ebuehi (@tyvvanni), Gregory Robert (@gogolupin) Styling : Anna Claassen (@annaclaassen) MUAH : David Koppelaar (@davidkoppelaar) Named after the additional production cost of €6,83, the Court 683 is the brand’s most responsible shoe to-date.   The ‘683’ is the first of a new conscious line of products aiming to pave the way for the entire FILLING PIECES collection to be more responsible. The campaign is shot by Woody Bos, featuring Tyvvani Ebuehi and Gogo Lupin.The imagery expresses the human need to move ever closer to the shapes created by nature. The playful interaction with our Court 683 aims to emulate organic forms, almost forgotten in the months of isolation. Inspiration comes from the simple beauty of the trees and wildflowers, something we might have taken for granted. Modelled on the Low Plain Court, key features of the 683 include the use of fully-traceable, Dutch organic leather hides, coloured using metal-free tanning. Traditional rubber soles are substituted for a sugarcane EVA equivalent, eliminating the use of petroleum from the production process.     “As a fashion brand, we are conscious that each decision we make has an impact on our environment and we need to do better. Whilst we don’t currently have access to a luxury leather alternative, the 683 is the most responsible shoe we can produce right now, with steps being taken to further develop responsible choices within our production and design process.”- Chris Alders, Head of Marketing at FP.     €6.83 is the total additional cost of FP’s responsible choices. Every aspect of the original Court has been examined and replaced by more sustainable alternatives. The organic hides are sourced through Trace your Leather Cooperative (TLC), traceable to the individual cow. The leather lining has been substituted for recycled PET mesh. Laces are organic cotton, coated in beeswax - eliminating the use of pesticides. Plastic-based insoles are replaced with recycled cork produced in Portugal, home to FP’s factories - where production emissions have been offset by investing in carbon-negative projects. A cattle-style tag with a QR code is attached to each pair and leads to a webpage dedicated to the decision-making for the 683, as well as detailing the ‘responsible’ steps put in place throughout the brand’s entire production cycle. 683 represents the commitment from FILLING PIECES to be more environmentally responsible at all levels of the company. There are plans to extend the 683 line to other signature silhouettes such as the Low Top and Low Mondo 2.0. These are identifiable by a recycled, royal blue nylon label. The Court 683 is available in four colourways from 16 June 2020, part of the first drop for AW20.     CREDITS : Photography : Woody Bos (@woodybos) Art Direction : Daniele Misso (@daniele.misso) Talents : Tyvanni Osaheni Ebuehi (@tyvvanni), Gregory Robert (@gogolupin) Styling : Anna Claassen (@annaclaassen) MUAH : David Koppelaar (@davidkoppelaar)

Saint Laurent for Spring & Summer 2020
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Saint Laurent for Spring & Summer 2020

Fashion Anthony Vaccarello chose Los Angeles to present his new Saint Laurent menswear collection, envisioning the city as the latest Marrakesh. Walking on a sandy beach in Malibu, the Saint Laurent man exudes the free spirit inspired by the irreverent allure of Mick Jagger and the Parisian nonchalance of Serge Gainsbourg. Details and colors captured from the mythic 1975 concert tour of the Stones build the ultimate, timeless bohemian attitude.     ‘It started after meeting Mick Jagger for his upcoming tour, he showed me his wardrobe and I was particularly attracted by the details, the colors, the attitude.’ Anthony Vaccarello       @ysl @anthonyvaccarello #YSLLA #YSL  #SaintLaurent  #YvesSaintLaurent Anthony Vaccarello chose Los Angeles to present his new Saint Laurent menswear collection, envisioning the city as the latest Marrakesh. Walking on a sandy beach in Malibu, the Saint Laurent man exudes the free spirit inspired by the irreverent allure of Mick Jagger and the Parisian nonchalance of Serge Gainsbourg. Details and colors captured from the mythic 1975 concert tour of the Stones build the ultimate, timeless bohemian attitude.     ‘It started after meeting Mick Jagger for his upcoming tour, he showed me his wardrobe and I was particularly attracted by the details, the colors, the attitude.’ Anthony Vaccarello       @ysl @anthonyvaccarello #YSLLA #YSL  #SaintLaurent  #YvesSaintLaurent

Alexander McQueen releases the new accessories for men
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Alexander McQueen releases the new accessories for men

Accessories These light metal sunglasses are fitted with solid coloured lenses. They feature metallic temples finished with skull motifs and the Alexander McQueen signature engraved tone on tone. Both the lenses and acetate bars come in a variety of colours and finishes.     Hand-crafted chunky chain necklaces, bracelets and earrings with smooth molten facets are constructed by hand: the organic shape of links is inspired by rose petals.  Charms feature beetles and spiders trapped in resin and large, facetted quartz crystal pendants dipped in colour pigment and set in delicate metal cups edged with jewelled florals.  Antique silver rings are set with insects trapped in resin or have high relief floral detailing and facetted edges finished with micro-crystals and crushed metal balls. These light metal sunglasses are fitted with solid coloured lenses. They feature metallic temples finished with skull motifs and the Alexander McQueen signature engraved tone on tone. Both the lenses and acetate bars come in a variety of colours and finishes.     Hand-crafted chunky chain necklaces, bracelets and earrings with smooth molten facets are constructed by hand: the organic shape of links is inspired by rose petals.  Charms feature beetles and spiders trapped in resin and large, facetted quartz crystal pendants dipped in colour pigment and set in delicate metal cups edged with jewelled florals.  Antique silver rings are set with insects trapped in resin or have high relief floral detailing and facetted edges finished with micro-crystals and crushed metal balls.

For Fall & Winter 2020, Givenchy unveils Antigona soft bags for men
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For Fall & Winter 2020, Givenchy unveils Antigona soft bags for men

Accessories For Fall-Winter 2020, the House of Givenchy has adapted its new Antigona Soft bag especially for the Givenchy man.     Named for the heroine of Greek mythology who inspired the original, iconic Antigona, the Antigona Soft first appeared in the Pre-Fall 2020 women’s lookbook. Revisited in a men’s version, the maxi style debuted on the Fall-Winter 2020 runway in Paris, as a natural extension of this season’s mood.     At a glance, the family resemblance is clear. Like the classic Antigona, the Antigona Soft is based on rigorous geometry and purity of line, transposed into a suppler construction. Inspired by Givenchy’s dual signature, the new men’s bag blends the subtle sensuality found in the women’s style now enhanced with more generous, masculine proportions.     A directional statement among Givenchy leather accessories for men, the Antigona Soft is sophisticated yet versatile. Gliding seamlessly from everyday use to weekender or extended getaways, it comes in a large size (in black or sand beige) and a maxi size; in woven black, white and red leather; with the Givenchy chains print on wool; or in timeless black calf leather. Sleek, practical features include a removable shoulder strap for extra versatility, two spacious zipped compartments, and a zipped inner pocket. Two outer handles with turn-lock hardware add to its refined allure.     The Antigona Soft maxi bag for men will debut in Givenchy boutiques on September, 2020. Retail prices: from 2,290 euros (large). For Fall-Winter 2020, the House of Givenchy has adapted its new Antigona Soft bag especially for the Givenchy man.     Named for the heroine of Greek mythology who inspired the original, iconic Antigona, the Antigona Soft first appeared in the Pre-Fall 2020 women’s lookbook. Revisited in a men’s version, the maxi style debuted on the Fall-Winter 2020 runway in Paris, as a natural extension of this season’s mood.     At a glance, the family resemblance is clear. Like the classic Antigona, the Antigona Soft is based on rigorous geometry and purity of line, transposed into a suppler construction. Inspired by Givenchy’s dual signature, the new men’s bag blends the subtle sensuality found in the women’s style now enhanced with more generous, masculine proportions.     A directional statement among Givenchy leather accessories for men, the Antigona Soft is sophisticated yet versatile. Gliding seamlessly from everyday use to weekender or extended getaways, it comes in a large size (in black or sand beige) and a maxi size; in woven black, white and red leather; with the Givenchy chains print on wool; or in timeless black calf leather. Sleek, practical features include a removable shoulder strap for extra versatility, two spacious zipped compartments, and a zipped inner pocket. Two outer handles with turn-lock hardware add to its refined allure.     The Antigona Soft maxi bag for men will debut in Givenchy boutiques on September, 2020. Retail prices: from 2,290 euros (large).

Bang & Olufsen Reveals Stunning 88-inch Beovision Harmony TV
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Bang & Olufsen Reveals Stunning 88-inch Beovision Harmony TV

Design Bang & Olufsen is raising the bar in luxurious cinematic experiences with the launch of the Beovision Harmony 88- inch TV – Bang & Olufsen’s most luxurious and immersive TV experience that features not only the world’s first 88- inch 8K OLED TV, but also the largest OLED screen ever created from LG Electronics.     “Today, we are bringing together the best of artisanship and the bleeding edge of display technology. Our customers tell us that they want the ultimate in cinematic and immersive experiences with a design that adds to the décor rather than disrupts it. This is exactly what we are bringing to the market with our new two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony powered by stellar Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound and the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED TV”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Vice President of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.     Beovision Harmony was originally unveiled at Milan Design week in 2019 as a meaningful combination of art and technology, where the TV folds down into a sculptural shape when not in use. The two oak and aluminium covers partially obscures the black screen, and when the TV is turned on, the panels fan out like a butterfly opening its wings, and the screen rises above them to the perfect viewing height.     The ultimate experience for movies and sports: The two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony TV comes with the 2020 OLED 8K display from LG Electronics optimized for Bang & Olufsen, which allows for the full Bang & Olufsen cinematic experience. With an 8K resolution, delivering four times more detail than 4K TV and 16 times more than HDTV, it is designed to deliver stunning picture quality, upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features that brings movies and sports to life like never before imagined. At the heart of the TV are several advanced core technologies, most notably the new α (Alpha) 9   Gen 3 AI Processor. This advanced processor leverages upgraded processing power and artificial intelligence deep learning algorithms to improve on the picture quality and enable a host of specialized features for various types of content. As for the sound, along with the pre-installed three-channel sound system and built-in dual subwoofer, the TV is compatible with Bang & Olufsen’s speaker program, allowing one to connect up to eight wireless Beolab speakers for true 7.1 surround sound. All sources can be controlled with the Beoremote One, a remote crafted from a single piece of extruded aluminium that adds well to the luxury experience.     Exclusive finishes and bespoke solutions: Along with the existing speaker cover choice of oak wood and natural aluminium, two more options have recently been added to the Beovision Harmony. Warm brass tone aluminium has been combined with smoked oak and bronze tone aluminium with walnut. The new finishes will be matching the Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 finish options, creating a visual coherence between the products when included in a complete home cinema experience. Finally, a full customisation of finish on Beovision Harmony, Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 is available for clients who wish to own something totally unique.     Pricing and availability: Beovision Harmony including the LG 8K 88-inch OLED ZX TV optimized for Bang & Olufsen is estimated to retail from EUR 46,500 EUR / GBP 44,100 / CHF 53,400 / USD 49,000 / DKK 352,000 and will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores from the end of June 2020. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook,Twitter and YouTube using #BeovisionHarmony Bang & Olufsen is raising the bar in luxurious cinematic experiences with the launch of the Beovision Harmony 88- inch TV – Bang & Olufsen’s most luxurious and immersive TV experience that features not only the world’s first 88- inch 8K OLED TV, but also the largest OLED screen ever created from LG Electronics.     “Today, we are bringing together the best of artisanship and the bleeding edge of display technology. Our customers tell us that they want the ultimate in cinematic and immersive experiences with a design that adds to the décor rather than disrupts it. This is exactly what we are bringing to the market with our new two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony powered by stellar Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound and the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED TV”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Vice President of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.     Beovision Harmony was originally unveiled at Milan Design week in 2019 as a meaningful combination of art and technology, where the TV folds down into a sculptural shape when not in use. The two oak and aluminium covers partially obscures the black screen, and when the TV is turned on, the panels fan out like a butterfly opening its wings, and the screen rises above them to the perfect viewing height.     The ultimate experience for movies and sports: The two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony TV comes with the 2020 OLED 8K display from LG Electronics optimized for Bang & Olufsen, which allows for the full Bang & Olufsen cinematic experience. With an 8K resolution, delivering four times more detail than 4K TV and 16 times more than HDTV, it is designed to deliver stunning picture quality, upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features that brings movies and sports to life like never before imagined. At the heart of the TV are several advanced core technologies, most notably the new α (Alpha) 9   Gen 3 AI Processor. This advanced processor leverages upgraded processing power and artificial intelligence deep learning algorithms to improve on the picture quality and enable a host of specialized features for various types of content. As for the sound, along with the pre-installed three-channel sound system and built-in dual subwoofer, the TV is compatible with Bang & Olufsen’s speaker program, allowing one to connect up to eight wireless Beolab speakers for true 7.1 surround sound. All sources can be controlled with the Beoremote One, a remote crafted from a single piece of extruded aluminium that adds well to the luxury experience.     Exclusive finishes and bespoke solutions: Along with the existing speaker cover choice of oak wood and natural aluminium, two more options have recently been added to the Beovision Harmony. Warm brass tone aluminium has been combined with smoked oak and bronze tone aluminium with walnut. The new finishes will be matching the Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 finish options, creating a visual coherence between the products when included in a complete home cinema experience. Finally, a full customisation of finish on Beovision Harmony, Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 is available for clients who wish to own something totally unique.     Pricing and availability: Beovision Harmony including the LG 8K 88-inch OLED ZX TV optimized for Bang & Olufsen is estimated to retail from EUR 46,500 EUR / GBP 44,100 / CHF 53,400 / USD 49,000 / DKK 352,000 and will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores from the end of June 2020. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook,Twitter and YouTube using #BeovisionHarmony

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