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The future of denim: fashion designers and artists create unique denim couture
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The future of denim: fashion designers and artists create unique denim couture

Sustainability On April 22nd, Earth Day, across the globe we stop and consider the well-being of the earth. On this occasion, creative agency The Visionary Lab and G-Star RAW, champions of sustainability in the denim industry, present DENIM FOR EARTH; a platform which demonstrates creatively and innovatively that art, fashion, denim and sustainability go hand in hand.     Fashion is an art of change:   The Visionary Lab invited fashion designers and artists – Karim Adduchi, Charlotte Bakkenes, Yuki Isshiki, Yulia Ivanova, Bagua Jody, Majid Karrouch, Ferry Schiffelers and Tess van Zalinge – to create denim couture, inspired by G-Star RAW circular denim innovations. The designers were inspired by traditional techniques, varying from upcycling denim through the ancient Japanese Sakiori method, where quilting breathes new life into discarded rags, to dying denim using plant-waste of red beets. Additionally they worked with denim waste and G-Star RAW 100% recyclable denim fabrics, employing washing techniques that don’t spill a single drop of water and use harmful chemicals. The resulting creations are as unexpected as they are diverse, ranging from a decorative hat piece to a little bow dress. This combination of creativity and innovation yields an artful ode to both craftsmanship and the planet.       Exhibition ‘DENIM FOR EARTH’   These earth-honouring denim creations, photographed by Wendelien Daan, are on show at the Rembrandt Square in the heart of Amsterdam from April 22nd till May 9th 2021. Multidisciplinary artistIrma de Vries adds an extra dimension to the exhibition with an augmented reality experience via the Moco-Play app. All artworks can also be admired digitally in the MOCO Museum’s online gallery (www.mocomuseum.com), launching on Earth Day.     Denim innovations for tomorrow   Our time demands prioritisation of climate change on the political agenda. The fashion industry too is waking up to the urgency, as fashion pacts are signed to reduce and limit pollution and waste. DENIM FOR EARTH is a platform that joins The Visionary Lab’s sustainable mission, G-Star RAW’s know-how, and fashion designers creativity. Its purpose is to drive positive change in the fashion industry by directing attention to innovative and sustainable solutions in the denim world. On April 22nd, Earth Day, across the globe we stop and consider the well-being of the earth. On this occasion, creative agency The Visionary Lab and G-Star RAW, champions of sustainability in the denim industry, present DENIM FOR EARTH; a platform which demonstrates creatively and innovatively that art, fashion, denim and sustainability go hand in hand.     Fashion is an art of change:   The Visionary Lab invited fashion designers and artists – Karim Adduchi, Charlotte Bakkenes, Yuki Isshiki, Yulia Ivanova, Bagua Jody, Majid Karrouch, Ferry Schiffelers and Tess van Zalinge – to create denim couture, inspired by G-Star RAW circular denim innovations. The designers were inspired by traditional techniques, varying from upcycling denim through the ancient Japanese Sakiori method, where quilting breathes new life into discarded rags, to dying denim using plant-waste of red beets. Additionally they worked with denim waste and G-Star RAW 100% recyclable denim fabrics, employing washing techniques that don’t spill a single drop of water and use harmful chemicals. The resulting creations are as unexpected as they are diverse, ranging from a decorative hat piece to a little bow dress. This combination of creativity and innovation yields an artful ode to both craftsmanship and the planet.       Exhibition ‘DENIM FOR EARTH’   These earth-honouring denim creations, photographed by Wendelien Daan, are on show at the Rembrandt Square in the heart of Amsterdam from April 22nd till May 9th 2021. Multidisciplinary artistIrma de Vries adds an extra dimension to the exhibition with an augmented reality experience via the Moco-Play app. All artworks can also be admired digitally in the MOCO Museum’s online gallery (www.mocomuseum.com), launching on Earth Day.     Denim innovations for tomorrow   Our time demands prioritisation of climate change on the political agenda. The fashion industry too is waking up to the urgency, as fashion pacts are signed to reduce and limit pollution and waste. DENIM FOR EARTH is a platform that joins The Visionary Lab’s sustainable mission, G-Star RAW’s know-how, and fashion designers creativity. Its purpose is to drive positive change in the fashion industry by directing attention to innovative and sustainable solutions in the denim world.

THE INCREDIBLE BURBERRY AUTUMN & WINTER 2021 WOMENSWEAR PRESENTATION
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THE INCREDIBLE BURBERRY AUTUMN & WINTER 2021 WOMENSWEAR PRESENTATION

Fashion ‘Throughout my life, my mother has been this incredible force of nature. As a single parent, she raised me and my eight sisters with unfaltering purpose and pride. So, naturally, I have always been drawn to strong women and, in turn, they have also given me the confidence to express my own femininity. They are not afraid to challenge expectations and I have always been in such awe of their determination. They are warriors. I wanted this collection to feel truly emblematic of the power of feminine energy: a modern armour that captures its characteristic fierce aura. There’s an underlying attitude to the collection that’s very British; of being unique, eccentric and totally authentic in how you express yourself. This presentation is a love letter to women and a celebration of their incomparable strength.’ - Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     A symbolic sun rises, bringing a new dawn of opportunity. Mother Nature is iconised, and her strength celebrated as the provider of this new beginning. Riccardo Tisci’s Autumn/Winter 2021 womenswear presentation for Burberry sets out a bold interpretation of modern femininity; shedding archetypes and readdressing preconceptions. At its core, the collection carries a sense of unflinching pride and conviction. With a sense of fluidity, looks reinvent tradition, twist classicism and encourage freedom of expression. Set within the home of the brand, at Burberry’s flagship Regent Street store in London, an awe-inspiring incarnation of visionary British artist Shygirl introduces the presentation with an original spoken-word piece. The collection itself reflects Burberry’s distinctive character and attitude, reinvigorating hallmarks with a fresh perspective for the modern woman of today. This energy is encapsulated in a dynamic electronic soundtrack, rallying the models as they move confidently through the space.     Continuing to be inspired by the themes laid out at the Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021 menswear presentation, the collection pays homage to the indomitable force of Mother Nature and the widespread British craft and outdoor movements of the early 20th Century. With fluttering capes and references to flags, the collection nods to these groups who daringly ventured into nature, breaking with convention in their journey towards building a better future. This sense of optimism is palpable throughout the collection with showers of unexpected brightness – the rainbow shining through the rain.     Burberry has always empowered people to push boundaries and continues to challenge tradition today. For Autumn/Winter 2021, the fashion house embarks on the next stage of its exploration of modern femininity and masculinity with Riccardo Tisci re-writing the narrative, underscoring his collections with a sense of boldness and opportunity. ‘Throughout my life, my mother has been this incredible force of nature. As a single parent, she raised me and my eight sisters with unfaltering purpose and pride. So, naturally, I have always been drawn to strong women and, in turn, they have also given me the confidence to express my own femininity. They are not afraid to challenge expectations and I have always been in such awe of their determination. They are warriors. I wanted this collection to feel truly emblematic of the power of feminine energy: a modern armour that captures its characteristic fierce aura. There’s an underlying attitude to the collection that’s very British; of being unique, eccentric and totally authentic in how you express yourself. This presentation is a love letter to women and a celebration of their incomparable strength.’ - Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     A symbolic sun rises, bringing a new dawn of opportunity. Mother Nature is iconised, and her strength celebrated as the provider of this new beginning. Riccardo Tisci’s Autumn/Winter 2021 womenswear presentation for Burberry sets out a bold interpretation of modern femininity; shedding archetypes and readdressing preconceptions. At its core, the collection carries a sense of unflinching pride and conviction. With a sense of fluidity, looks reinvent tradition, twist classicism and encourage freedom of expression. Set within the home of the brand, at Burberry’s flagship Regent Street store in London, an awe-inspiring incarnation of visionary British artist Shygirl introduces the presentation with an original spoken-word piece. The collection itself reflects Burberry’s distinctive character and attitude, reinvigorating hallmarks with a fresh perspective for the modern woman of today. This energy is encapsulated in a dynamic electronic soundtrack, rallying the models as they move confidently through the space.     Continuing to be inspired by the themes laid out at the Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021 menswear presentation, the collection pays homage to the indomitable force of Mother Nature and the widespread British craft and outdoor movements of the early 20th Century. With fluttering capes and references to flags, the collection nods to these groups who daringly ventured into nature, breaking with convention in their journey towards building a better future. This sense of optimism is palpable throughout the collection with showers of unexpected brightness – the rainbow shining through the rain.     Burberry has always empowered people to push boundaries and continues to challenge tradition today. For Autumn/Winter 2021, the fashion house embarks on the next stage of its exploration of modern femininity and masculinity with Riccardo Tisci re-writing the narrative, underscoring his collections with a sense of boldness and opportunity.

In conversation with ROSÉ, the new global ambassador of Tiffany & Co.
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In conversation with ROSÉ, the new global ambassador of Tiffany & Co.

Jewelry Tiffany & Co. announces member of girl group BLACKPINK and solo artist, ROSÉ, as its new global ambassador. ROSÉ, who has become one of the most idolized young women in music and fashion, will debut her new role in the 2021 Tiffany City HardWear digital campaign.     “I’ve always loved wearing Tiffany jewelry. To be part of an iconic brand that has been part of my life for a long time makes it that much more special to me,” says ROSÉ. “I am very honored and excited to be a part of the HardWear campaign and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”     Based on a 1971 bracelet from The Tiffany Archive and having debuted in 2017, Tiffany City HardWear is inspired by the edge and energy of New York City. The campaign highlights the collection’s gauge links and industrial shapes—bold designs that play with tension, proportion and balance.     Emanating strength and confidence, ROSÉ wears the collection’s graphic 18k yellow and rose gold links accented with pavé diamonds. Tiffany chose ROSÉ to star in the new campaign for her bold personality and modern style influence—as someone who embodies the attitude and identity of the collection.     The campaign makes its global debut across Tiffany’s channels on Friday, April 23.     We had a delight speaking with her about the campaign.     What was it like shooting the latest Tiffany HardWear campaign? How does it feel being the face of such an iconic brand?     I’ve worn Tiffany jewelry since I was in high school. To be a part of such an iconic brand that has been a part of my life for a long time makes it that much more special to me. I am very honored and excited to be a part of the HardWear campaign that I absolutely adore, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.     What do you like most about the HardWear collection and, how would you wear or style the pieces?   I love the HardWear collection because it is very stylish. I was super excited when I first heard that I would be campaigning for that collection. I love how bold and chic you can look. I’m very interested in layering my necklaces these days; nothing does it better than the HardWear collection.     Are you more of a rose, yellow or white gold person? . I would usually go for rose gold, but ever since I started wearing the HardWear collection I’ve been into yellow gold. Originally, I used to think that yellow gold seemed a bit too fancy, but I’m definitely enjoying how fancy and fashionable the HardWear collection in yellow gold looks on me these days.     Jewelry is always said to be a very personal thing. What was your very first memory of Tiffany & Co. or its jewelry?   Tiffany jewelry has been a part of my life since way back in high school. We used to gather money to gift each other cute little Tiffany necklaces and there was always that special excitement of receiving that classic, Tiffany Blue® shopping bag. I love how everyone at any age can always enjoy a bit of Tiffany jewelry in their lives.     Tiffany HardWear embodies the attitude and edge of modern cities. What is your favorite city and why?   My favorite city has got to be New York City. When I visited New York for the first time, I was absolutely star stuck and blown away at all the tall buildings and busy streets. I hadn’t noticed that all of my favorite movies were based in New York until I was right there. It was the city that I had fallen in love with in the movies. And I love how the HardWear collection is inspired by the attitude of modern cities. As a city-lover myself, I couldn’t explain a better reason as to why I instantly fell in love with the hardware collection and its mesmerizing shapes.     What has inspired you creatively recently? What do you think of the Tiffany HardWear collection’s industrial yet elegant shapes?   I think small things in my everyday life inspires me the most. It doesn’t have to be anything grand but something that’s effortlessly embedded in our lifestyles. Which is why I feel much more drawn to the HardWear collection’s industrial shapes. I love how intricate and edgy the design is.     Tiffany HardWear is all about being bold. When is the last time you felt that you did something bold? Where did that fearlessness come from?   I think everyone is tested with new obstacles every single day. I feel bold when I stand up for my own opinions. Whether it be a small decision or a big one that follows large responsibility. I think knowing how to stick up for yourself on a daily basis is definitely a definition for boldness.     How do you feel when you put on a beautiful piece of jewelry?   Like any others feel when they put on jewelry! All sorts of butterflies. Jewelry is always a lot of fun. When we put together an outfit for the day, whether that be for an everyday look or a whole extra look for a day at work, jewelry is always the cherry on top. You’ll never know how the outfit looks like until you add the jewelry.     Who would you most want to have breakfast at Tiffany’s with? What would you order?   If they allow pets, then I would definitely go with my puppy, Hank. I would probably just order a good old English breakfast meal and freshly squeezed orange juice.     When did you receive your first piece of Tiffany jewelry?   In my memory, I think it was some white gold earrings in the classic Tiffany charm shape that my mum got me when I pierced my ears for the first time in 7th grade.       Who or what has made you feel empowered recently?   Standing up for my own opinions and trusting in them. Even if it’s for the smallest things.     Who are some of the women that you admire in your life?   My mum. I still remember my mum when she used to work full time back in New Zealand. How she would dress up in the most chic, boss-black fitted blazer and pencil skirt. Her dark red lipstick and perfectly styled hair. She always looked like a boss and she was always my idol. I always wanted to look like her when I grew up. I admire her in so many ways. How responsible, respectful and kind she is to the people around her. And mostly, I admire her for her unconditional love towards me and my sister. She is one selfless yet strong and independent human being. Tiffany & Co. announces member of girl group BLACKPINK and solo artist, ROSÉ, as its new global ambassador. ROSÉ, who has become one of the most idolized young women in music and fashion, will debut her new role in the 2021 Tiffany City HardWear digital campaign.     “I’ve always loved wearing Tiffany jewelry. To be part of an iconic brand that has been part of my life for a long time makes it that much more special to me,” says ROSÉ. “I am very honored and excited to be a part of the HardWear campaign and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.”     Based on a 1971 bracelet from The Tiffany Archive and having debuted in 2017, Tiffany City HardWear is inspired by the edge and energy of New York City. The campaign highlights the collection’s gauge links and industrial shapes—bold designs that play with tension, proportion and balance.     Emanating strength and confidence, ROSÉ wears the collection’s graphic 18k yellow and rose gold links accented with pavé diamonds. Tiffany chose ROSÉ to star in the new campaign for her bold personality and modern style influence—as someone who embodies the attitude and identity of the collection.     The campaign makes its global debut across Tiffany’s channels on Friday, April 23.     We had a delight speaking with her about the campaign.     What was it like shooting the latest Tiffany HardWear campaign? How does it feel being the face of such an iconic brand?     I’ve worn Tiffany jewelry since I was in high school. To be a part of such an iconic brand that has been a part of my life for a long time makes it that much more special to me. I am very honored and excited to be a part of the HardWear campaign that I absolutely adore, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it.     What do you like most about the HardWear collection and, how would you wear or style the pieces?   I love the HardWear collection because it is very stylish. I was super excited when I first heard that I would be campaigning for that collection. I love how bold and chic you can look. I’m very interested in layering my necklaces these days; nothing does it better than the HardWear collection.     Are you more of a rose, yellow or white gold person? . I would usually go for rose gold, but ever since I started wearing the HardWear collection I’ve been into yellow gold. Originally, I used to think that yellow gold seemed a bit too fancy, but I’m definitely enjoying how fancy and fashionable the HardWear collection in yellow gold looks on me these days.     Jewelry is always said to be a very personal thing. What was your very first memory of Tiffany & Co. or its jewelry?   Tiffany jewelry has been a part of my life since way back in high school. We used to gather money to gift each other cute little Tiffany necklaces and there was always that special excitement of receiving that classic, Tiffany Blue® shopping bag. I love how everyone at any age can always enjoy a bit of Tiffany jewelry in their lives.     Tiffany HardWear embodies the attitude and edge of modern cities. What is your favorite city and why?   My favorite city has got to be New York City. When I visited New York for the first time, I was absolutely star stuck and blown away at all the tall buildings and busy streets. I hadn’t noticed that all of my favorite movies were based in New York until I was right there. It was the city that I had fallen in love with in the movies. And I love how the HardWear collection is inspired by the attitude of modern cities. As a city-lover myself, I couldn’t explain a better reason as to why I instantly fell in love with the hardware collection and its mesmerizing shapes.     What has inspired you creatively recently? What do you think of the Tiffany HardWear collection’s industrial yet elegant shapes?   I think small things in my everyday life inspires me the most. It doesn’t have to be anything grand but something that’s effortlessly embedded in our lifestyles. Which is why I feel much more drawn to the HardWear collection’s industrial shapes. I love how intricate and edgy the design is.     Tiffany HardWear is all about being bold. When is the last time you felt that you did something bold? Where did that fearlessness come from?   I think everyone is tested with new obstacles every single day. I feel bold when I stand up for my own opinions. Whether it be a small decision or a big one that follows large responsibility. I think knowing how to stick up for yourself on a daily basis is definitely a definition for boldness.     How do you feel when you put on a beautiful piece of jewelry?   Like any others feel when they put on jewelry! All sorts of butterflies. Jewelry is always a lot of fun. When we put together an outfit for the day, whether that be for an everyday look or a whole extra look for a day at work, jewelry is always the cherry on top. You’ll never know how the outfit looks like until you add the jewelry.     Who would you most want to have breakfast at Tiffany’s with? What would you order?   If they allow pets, then I would definitely go with my puppy, Hank. I would probably just order a good old English breakfast meal and freshly squeezed orange juice.     When did you receive your first piece of Tiffany jewelry?   In my memory, I think it was some white gold earrings in the classic Tiffany charm shape that my mum got me when I pierced my ears for the first time in 7th grade.       Who or what has made you feel empowered recently?   Standing up for my own opinions and trusting in them. Even if it’s for the smallest things.     Who are some of the women that you admire in your life?   My mum. I still remember my mum when she used to work full time back in New Zealand. How she would dress up in the most chic, boss-black fitted blazer and pencil skirt. Her dark red lipstick and perfectly styled hair. She always looked like a boss and she was always my idol. I always wanted to look like her when I grew up. I admire her in so many ways. How responsible, respectful and kind she is to the people around her. And mostly, I admire her for her unconditional love towards me and my sister. She is one selfless yet strong and independent human being.

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Our new digital cover editorial  in collaboration with DIESEL
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Our new digital cover editorial in collaboration with DIESEL

Fashion We are excited to be releasing our digital cover collaboration with DIESEL by Glenn Martens, captured by Koers von Cremer.       Team:  Photography - Koers von Cremer @koersvoncremer Fashion and videography - Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri Hair and makeup - Wout Philippo for Mádara Cosmetics and Redken @woutphilippobeauty Casting - Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Fashion assistance - Magdalena Roe @magdalenaroe Videography assistance - Jelle van Brakel Models - Alpha and Heritier at The Movement Models @themovementmodels all fashion - DIESEL @diesel#DieselxDiesel #NumeroNetherlands #digitalcover   discover the new collection here:https://nl.diesel.com/en/unisex/dieselxdiesel/ We are excited to be releasing our digital cover collaboration with DIESEL by Glenn Martens, captured by Koers von Cremer.       Team:  Photography - Koers von Cremer @koersvoncremer Fashion and videography - Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri Hair and makeup - Wout Philippo for Mádara Cosmetics and Redken @woutphilippobeauty Casting - Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Fashion assistance - Magdalena Roe @magdalenaroe Videography assistance - Jelle van Brakel Models - Alpha and Heritier at The Movement Models @themovementmodels all fashion - DIESEL @diesel#DieselxDiesel #NumeroNetherlands #digitalcover   discover the new collection here:https://nl.diesel.com/en/unisex/dieselxdiesel/

Julia Roberts chooses the Happy Chopard Sport watch
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Julia Roberts chooses the Happy Chopard Sport watch

Watches Who better to embody Joie de Vivre than the Hollywood star with the world’s most radiant smile? In the 1990s, Julia Roberts became one of the most accomplished actress. Filmmakers and audiences around the world fell under the spell of her contagious laugh. After a series of movies that marked the decade, Julia Roberts was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2001. Equally acclaimed by critics for her roles in romantic comedies as well as in dramas, this true film legend was welcomed to the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 with a sense of honour and emotion. The first time she strode up the famous steps of the Palais de Festival in Cannes – barefoot and wearing an off-the-shoulder black dress highlighting a Chopard Haute Joaillerie emerald and diamond necklace – has become the most memorable red carpet staircase event in recent editions of the Festival thanks to Julia Robert’s naturally graceful demeanour. Since then, she has uniquely personified the ultimate free-spirited woman.     No wonder that passionate film-lover Caroline Scheufele asked Julia Roberts to embody the face of the Happy Sport woman when launching new versions of this watch that has also become an icon. Said Caroline: “It was her and nobody else! Julia Roberts was the only person I felt could convey the spirit that I see in Happy Sport."      Charmed by the boldness of the Happy Sport creations, Julia Roberts pointed out: "I am honored to be collaborating with Chopard on the Happy Sport watch, one of the most iconic and desirable models in the industry."     To orchestrate the encounter between Julia Roberts and Happy Sport, Caroline Scheufele entrusted the artistic direction of this new campaign to director Xavier Dolan. Renowned for the intensity with which he conveys his protagonists’ emotions through the camera, Xavier Dolan strove to show through a short film how Julia Roberts instinctively related to the Joie de Vivre inherent in Happy Sport watches. He also served as artistic director for a series of shots taken by photographer Shayne Laverdière.     The choice of Julia Roberts and Xavier Dolan also reflects Chopard's deep-felt attachment to the world of cinema. An official partner of the Cannes Film Festival since 1998, the Maison has been actively contributing to film production and the emergence of young talent, as evidenced by its Trophée Chopard, awarded each year to an up-and-coming actress and actor. In the person of Julia Roberts, Chopard has chosen to express a kindred spirit with an undisputed movie icon, a veritable legend and a unique actress. One of the most talented directors in the world of contemporary cinema, Xavier Dolan on the other hand has had most of his films selected to compete at the Cannes Film Festival and other major cinema events. Who better to embody Joie de Vivre than the Hollywood star with the world’s most radiant smile? In the 1990s, Julia Roberts became one of the most accomplished actress. Filmmakers and audiences around the world fell under the spell of her contagious laugh. After a series of movies that marked the decade, Julia Roberts was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2001. Equally acclaimed by critics for her roles in romantic comedies as well as in dramas, this true film legend was welcomed to the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 with a sense of honour and emotion. The first time she strode up the famous steps of the Palais de Festival in Cannes – barefoot and wearing an off-the-shoulder black dress highlighting a Chopard Haute Joaillerie emerald and diamond necklace – has become the most memorable red carpet staircase event in recent editions of the Festival thanks to Julia Robert’s naturally graceful demeanour. Since then, she has uniquely personified the ultimate free-spirited woman.     No wonder that passionate film-lover Caroline Scheufele asked Julia Roberts to embody the face of the Happy Sport woman when launching new versions of this watch that has also become an icon. Said Caroline: “It was her and nobody else! Julia Roberts was the only person I felt could convey the spirit that I see in Happy Sport."      Charmed by the boldness of the Happy Sport creations, Julia Roberts pointed out: "I am honored to be collaborating with Chopard on the Happy Sport watch, one of the most iconic and desirable models in the industry."     To orchestrate the encounter between Julia Roberts and Happy Sport, Caroline Scheufele entrusted the artistic direction of this new campaign to director Xavier Dolan. Renowned for the intensity with which he conveys his protagonists’ emotions through the camera, Xavier Dolan strove to show through a short film how Julia Roberts instinctively related to the Joie de Vivre inherent in Happy Sport watches. He also served as artistic director for a series of shots taken by photographer Shayne Laverdière.     The choice of Julia Roberts and Xavier Dolan also reflects Chopard's deep-felt attachment to the world of cinema. An official partner of the Cannes Film Festival since 1998, the Maison has been actively contributing to film production and the emergence of young talent, as evidenced by its Trophée Chopard, awarded each year to an up-and-coming actress and actor. In the person of Julia Roberts, Chopard has chosen to express a kindred spirit with an undisputed movie icon, a veritable legend and a unique actress. One of the most talented directors in the world of contemporary cinema, Xavier Dolan on the other hand has had most of his films selected to compete at the Cannes Film Festival and other major cinema events.

LACOSTE PRESENTS THE NEW CAMPAIGN "CROCODILES PLAY COLLECTIVE"
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LACOSTE PRESENTS THE NEW CAMPAIGN "CROCODILES PLAY COLLECTIVE"

Fashion Moving freely and connecting different cultures are the special powers of the crocodile, the iconic emblem of the Lacoste brand. Since 1933, it has transcended time, styles and genres. It has no borders. In continuous movement, it reinvents itself in collaboration with those who wear it, capable of embracing all nuances, regardless of the era. Its playground has no limits, it is open to all and welcomes every type of character. The result is an infinite palette of encounters which find harmony in their contrasts. It celebrates the beauty of the game of life when our differences come together creatively.     This is the story that Lacoste wants to share. To go further, together. Our differences, once united, make us richer and stronger. The elegance of the collective and life.     THE POLO SHIRT AS COMMON DENOMINATOR     It is time to embrace and celebrate the differences that bring us together. We do this here with a cast of seven passionate, talented creatives. They wear polo shirts with a sense of elegance that is their own. They are captured in their cities, in the surroundings that inspire them daily. Five cities (Paris, New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, London) and seven photographers, to conjure multiple points of view.   A classic monotone or in full color, fitted or oversized, new or vintage, store bought or passed down through generations, the Lacoste polo shirt becomes the common denominator of those who share the values of the crocodile. This emblematic object becomes a platform of expression that allows you to tell your story.       SEVEN AMBASSADORS, SEVEN PHOTOGRAPHERS, ONE STORY     This spring, Lacoste is unveiling a campaign representative of the diversity that has always epitomized the brand. It is not one single ambassador, but seven creative people from all over the world, who are shaping the image of the brand. A$AP Nast, Peggy Gou, Evan Mock, Louise Bourgoin, Sonny Hall, Mélanie Thierry and Salif Gueye. Shot in their home cities, alongside their close circles of friends and family, by a creative team of their own choice, collectively personifying the crocodile in their own way. A way to celebrate the mythical agility of the Lacoste polo shirt, but also to underline the unifying and collective power of Lacoste.     In Los Angeles, rapper and Lacoste fan A$AP Nast invites his friends DJAVAN and Cory before the lens of photographer Melodie McDaniel. Tattooed on his chest or embroidered on his polo shirts, the performer "always carries the spirit of the crocodile.”     Over in Berlin, DJ and entrepreneur Peggy Gou is immortalized by Vitali Gelwich, alongside her “closest friends, the family we choose.”     In New York, skater, actor and model Evan Mock brings together his brother, sister and a skateboarder friend for an intimate shoot with photographer Stef Mitchell. Four people "ambitious and always ready to pursue their dreams.”     Crossing over to the British capital, Elliot James Kennedy immortalizes the young poetSonny Hall and his entourage in a typical London atmosphere. For him, to be collective is to feel "connected.”     Whilst in Paris, the historical home of Lacoste, French actresses Louise Bourgoinand Mélanie Thierry are photographed with their loved ones by Quentin de Briey and Joshua Woods respectively. Salif Gueye, true to himself, dances in the streets of the French capital with three of his comrade dancers, before the lens of Ilyes Griyeb. For him, his collective is his "family.”     Seven faces, five cities, seven photographers ... for one story only: their own. Moving freely and connecting different cultures are the special powers of the crocodile, the iconic emblem of the Lacoste brand. Since 1933, it has transcended time, styles and genres. It has no borders. In continuous movement, it reinvents itself in collaboration with those who wear it, capable of embracing all nuances, regardless of the era. Its playground has no limits, it is open to all and welcomes every type of character. The result is an infinite palette of encounters which find harmony in their contrasts. It celebrates the beauty of the game of life when our differences come together creatively.     This is the story that Lacoste wants to share. To go further, together. Our differences, once united, make us richer and stronger. The elegance of the collective and life.     THE POLO SHIRT AS COMMON DENOMINATOR     It is time to embrace and celebrate the differences that bring us together. We do this here with a cast of seven passionate, talented creatives. They wear polo shirts with a sense of elegance that is their own. They are captured in their cities, in the surroundings that inspire them daily. Five cities (Paris, New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, London) and seven photographers, to conjure multiple points of view.   A classic monotone or in full color, fitted or oversized, new or vintage, store bought or passed down through generations, the Lacoste polo shirt becomes the common denominator of those who share the values of the crocodile. This emblematic object becomes a platform of expression that allows you to tell your story.       SEVEN AMBASSADORS, SEVEN PHOTOGRAPHERS, ONE STORY     This spring, Lacoste is unveiling a campaign representative of the diversity that has always epitomized the brand. It is not one single ambassador, but seven creative people from all over the world, who are shaping the image of the brand. A$AP Nast, Peggy Gou, Evan Mock, Louise Bourgoin, Sonny Hall, Mélanie Thierry and Salif Gueye. Shot in their home cities, alongside their close circles of friends and family, by a creative team of their own choice, collectively personifying the crocodile in their own way. A way to celebrate the mythical agility of the Lacoste polo shirt, but also to underline the unifying and collective power of Lacoste.     In Los Angeles, rapper and Lacoste fan A$AP Nast invites his friends DJAVAN and Cory before the lens of photographer Melodie McDaniel. Tattooed on his chest or embroidered on his polo shirts, the performer "always carries the spirit of the crocodile.”     Over in Berlin, DJ and entrepreneur Peggy Gou is immortalized by Vitali Gelwich, alongside her “closest friends, the family we choose.”     In New York, skater, actor and model Evan Mock brings together his brother, sister and a skateboarder friend for an intimate shoot with photographer Stef Mitchell. Four people "ambitious and always ready to pursue their dreams.”     Crossing over to the British capital, Elliot James Kennedy immortalizes the young poetSonny Hall and his entourage in a typical London atmosphere. For him, to be collective is to feel "connected.”     Whilst in Paris, the historical home of Lacoste, French actresses Louise Bourgoinand Mélanie Thierry are photographed with their loved ones by Quentin de Briey and Joshua Woods respectively. Salif Gueye, true to himself, dances in the streets of the French capital with three of his comrade dancers, before the lens of Ilyes Griyeb. For him, his collective is his "family.”     Seven faces, five cities, seven photographers ... for one story only: their own.

Louis Vuitton presents the Pre-Fall 2021 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière
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Louis Vuitton presents the Pre-Fall 2021 collection by Nicolas Ghesquière

Fashion Filling up on Vuittamins is the upbeat, optimistic proposition of the new Pre-Fall 2021 collection. A heightened practical sophis-tication. Through three main stylistic pillars, Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, draws upon his major design angles since arriving at the House, visions which symbol- ise the nature of the LOUIS VUITTON woman.     From tech romanticism to energetic sportswear and rediscovered essentials.     Tech Romanticism: An opulence in which the softness of mate- rials and the delicacy of embroideries mix with an urban attitude, recalling personal memories. Energetic Sportswear: Where colours clash and reinvent chromatic duos. Blue/Bordeaux, Red / Violet, Lemon / Lime... Rediscovering Essentials: An update of House Icons, reconquering great classics.     Stacy Martin is the ambassador of the Pre-Fall 2021 collection. Photographed by Nicolas Ghesquière, she is the heroine in a newtake on the Nouvelle Vague.     “Stacy has innate elegance and an inspiring personality. I have a lot of respect for her career path, her bold choices and the roles she takes on. I very much enjoyed photographing Stacy. So cool and laid-back, I love the way she wears my collections.” Nicolas Ghesquière Filling up on Vuittamins is the upbeat, optimistic proposition of the new Pre-Fall 2021 collection. A heightened practical sophis-tication. Through three main stylistic pillars, Nicolas Ghesquière, Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, draws upon his major design angles since arriving at the House, visions which symbol- ise the nature of the LOUIS VUITTON woman.     From tech romanticism to energetic sportswear and rediscovered essentials.     Tech Romanticism: An opulence in which the softness of mate- rials and the delicacy of embroideries mix with an urban attitude, recalling personal memories. Energetic Sportswear: Where colours clash and reinvent chromatic duos. Blue/Bordeaux, Red / Violet, Lemon / Lime... Rediscovering Essentials: An update of House Icons, reconquering great classics.     Stacy Martin is the ambassador of the Pre-Fall 2021 collection. Photographed by Nicolas Ghesquière, she is the heroine in a newtake on the Nouvelle Vague.     “Stacy has innate elegance and an inspiring personality. I have a lot of respect for her career path, her bold choices and the roles she takes on. I very much enjoyed photographing Stacy. So cool and laid-back, I love the way she wears my collections.” Nicolas Ghesquière

Montblanc presents Sartorial
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Montblanc presents Sartorial

Accessories Introducing the modern classicism of an icon re-invented. While trends come and go, some designs stand the test of time. The Montblanc Sartorial Collection is an hybrid between timeless classic design and bold contemporary style, an ever-evolving collection for those seeking to leave their mark, accompanied by leather pieces that strike a balance between heritage and modernity.     Central to the aesthetics of the collection is the reinvention of an icon - the Montblanc “M” – re-engineered as an M-shaped front pocket. Beyond a focus on sartorial style, the Montblanc Sartorial Evolution features new functionalities so the leather pieces can be used or worn in multiple ways.     Montblanc Sartorial accompanies business nomads, city travellers and entrepreneurial doers on their journey from fast-paced days to sophisticated nights, from business adventures to relaxing escapes and everything in between. Crafted in black, deep blue or bold graphite leather, the pieces have been thoughtfully designed to reflect the ever-changing lifestyle of their owner, with the M-shape design as a constant throughout the collection.   Large, Medium or Ultra slim Document Case - ideal companion for the grind of daily business, with zip compartments for storing laptops and tablets, documents. Large, Medium or Small Backpack - comfortable and convenient bag of choice for fearless entrepreneurs or creative mavericks, featuring the signature M-shape pocket on the front of the bag. Vertical and Horizontal Totes – a bag that strikes a balance between relaxed informal style and formal classic elegance, for days when work and play become just blend into each other. Messenger Bag, Envelope or Mini Envelope - bold formats for the adventurous and the novelty- seekers who want to retain a touch of timeless elegance. Portfolio, Notepad Holder, Notebook Holder, Clutch and Small Pouch - lightweight solutions ideal for carrying documents, stationary and personal belongings. Wallets, Pen Sleeve, Business Card Holders, Passport Holder and Key Fobs – small accessories to pair with larger Sartorial pieces.     An ambitiously innovative spirit with the staying power of enduring designs. With an eye on modernity, Montblanc Sartorial continues to reshape Montblanc’s heritage.     Montblanc Sartorial Collection is available from April 2021 at Montblanc boutiques worldwide and online. For more information visit www.montblanc.com Introducing the modern classicism of an icon re-invented. While trends come and go, some designs stand the test of time. The Montblanc Sartorial Collection is an hybrid between timeless classic design and bold contemporary style, an ever-evolving collection for those seeking to leave their mark, accompanied by leather pieces that strike a balance between heritage and modernity.     Central to the aesthetics of the collection is the reinvention of an icon - the Montblanc “M” – re-engineered as an M-shaped front pocket. Beyond a focus on sartorial style, the Montblanc Sartorial Evolution features new functionalities so the leather pieces can be used or worn in multiple ways.     Montblanc Sartorial accompanies business nomads, city travellers and entrepreneurial doers on their journey from fast-paced days to sophisticated nights, from business adventures to relaxing escapes and everything in between. Crafted in black, deep blue or bold graphite leather, the pieces have been thoughtfully designed to reflect the ever-changing lifestyle of their owner, with the M-shape design as a constant throughout the collection.   Large, Medium or Ultra slim Document Case - ideal companion for the grind of daily business, with zip compartments for storing laptops and tablets, documents. Large, Medium or Small Backpack - comfortable and convenient bag of choice for fearless entrepreneurs or creative mavericks, featuring the signature M-shape pocket on the front of the bag. Vertical and Horizontal Totes – a bag that strikes a balance between relaxed informal style and formal classic elegance, for days when work and play become just blend into each other. Messenger Bag, Envelope or Mini Envelope - bold formats for the adventurous and the novelty- seekers who want to retain a touch of timeless elegance. Portfolio, Notepad Holder, Notebook Holder, Clutch and Small Pouch - lightweight solutions ideal for carrying documents, stationary and personal belongings. Wallets, Pen Sleeve, Business Card Holders, Passport Holder and Key Fobs – small accessories to pair with larger Sartorial pieces.     An ambitiously innovative spirit with the staying power of enduring designs. With an eye on modernity, Montblanc Sartorial continues to reshape Montblanc’s heritage.     Montblanc Sartorial Collection is available from April 2021 at Montblanc boutiques worldwide and online. For more information visit www.montblanc.com

Vans Collaborates with Joel and Tosh Tudor for Collection That Blends Classic Style with a Look to the Future
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Vans Collaborates with Joel and Tosh Tudor for Collection That Blends Classic Style with a Look to the Future

Accessories In a collaboration that bridges generations through its aesthetic, materials, and the riders who influenced it, Vans is proud to present the Vans x Tudor Collection, a footwear and apparel capsule that reflects the spirit of one of Vans’ most iconic surf families.    Marked by its vintage prints, retro lettering and classic style, the Vans x Tudor Collection reflects the aesthetic of Joel Tudor, a Vans team rider for almost 25 years, and his 14-year-old son Tosh. Whether they’re logging at Cardiff Reef in the summer or charging Pipeline in the winter, the two can often be found surfing together, their flowing and casual styles almost indistinguishable at times. The Vans x Tudor Collection captures their lifestyle, combining a retro San Diego color palette with classic Hawaiian vibes.   “It’s so cool to see where Tosh is in his career and work on these projects together with my son,” says Joel. “We’re both super stoked on how this collection turned out.”   The Vans x Tudor Collection features five footwear styles, led by the Chukka DX SF in java/turtledove. It was important to Joel that the collection include the Chukka, a shoe that was a huge part of his childhood. Playing off the traditional Chukka boot style, but with the functionality Vans loyalists have come to rely on, the Chukka features an all-canvas upper with contrast stitching and retro lettering on the midsole that Joel himself designed. “I’ve been obsessed with the lettering and fonts of the psychedelic rock posters of the late 1960’s for as long as I can remember,” Joel says. “Wes Wilson, Bonnie Maclean, there’s so many great artists.  I developed my own style after years of studying them earlier on.”   The Chukka DX, along with the other closed-toe footwear in the collection, also features a cork-lined, removable UltraCush Lite footbed for elevated comfort and support.     Also key to the footwear collection is the UltraCush Slide-On. Taking its cues from Vans’ iconic Slip-On style, this slide sandal features contrast stitching on the synthetic nubuck strap, reminiscent of the Slip-On’s distinctive tongue. The Slide-On comes in java with turtledove contrast stitching and a printed lining.      The Sk8-Low Reissue SF, Authentic SF and Nexpa Synthetic sandal in the same versatile colorway complete the footwear collection. The Sk8-Low features a suede and canvas upper with contrast stitching and midsole lettering, while Joel’s artwork covers the all-canvas Authentic’s upper. The sandal’s UltraCush footbed ensures all-day comfort, while interior strap artwork provides a touch of intrigue.     Leading the apparel collection is the Vans x Tudors SS Woven, a breezy button-up featuring 20% organic linen and 80% cotton and the Vans x Tudors retro lettering logo on the chest pocket. Combining understated colors with funky florals, the SS Woven embodies the Tudors’ classic and laidback approach to surfing as a way of life and pays homage to the Hawaiian shirt. “The Hawaiian shirt has always been a staple piece of clothing for me,” says Joel. “You can wear them for any occasion.”     The Tudor Floral allover print is also featured on the Vans x Tudors Boardshort, a 100% polyester short with lace-up waist, Vans woven label on left side seam and a right rear pocket with button and flap. The classic aesthetic carries through in the above-the-knee 17” outseam.   Rounding out the apparel collection are the Vans x Tudor LS and SS cotton tees, made from 100% cotton and featuring Joel’s own retro lettering artwork. The LS, in antique white, and SS in saffron, carry on the subtle, faded color palette influenced by the Tudors’ Southern California roots.    As part of the Vans team since 1997, two-time World Longboard Champion Joel Tudor is synonymous with Vans surfing and his son Tosh is carrying the torch while making his own mark on surf style and culture. Joel’s passion for surf history and classic longboarding, combined with Tosh’s love for art, music and design, combine to make a collection of apparel and footwear that is for the surfer whose love for riding waves is not just a hobby but a way of life.   The Vans x Tudor LTD collection is available now at authorized retailers and Vans.eu/surf. In a collaboration that bridges generations through its aesthetic, materials, and the riders who influenced it, Vans is proud to present the Vans x Tudor Collection, a footwear and apparel capsule that reflects the spirit of one of Vans’ most iconic surf families.    Marked by its vintage prints, retro lettering and classic style, the Vans x Tudor Collection reflects the aesthetic of Joel Tudor, a Vans team rider for almost 25 years, and his 14-year-old son Tosh. Whether they’re logging at Cardiff Reef in the summer or charging Pipeline in the winter, the two can often be found surfing together, their flowing and casual styles almost indistinguishable at times. The Vans x Tudor Collection captures their lifestyle, combining a retro San Diego color palette with classic Hawaiian vibes.   “It’s so cool to see where Tosh is in his career and work on these projects together with my son,” says Joel. “We’re both super stoked on how this collection turned out.”   The Vans x Tudor Collection features five footwear styles, led by the Chukka DX SF in java/turtledove. It was important to Joel that the collection include the Chukka, a shoe that was a huge part of his childhood. Playing off the traditional Chukka boot style, but with the functionality Vans loyalists have come to rely on, the Chukka features an all-canvas upper with contrast stitching and retro lettering on the midsole that Joel himself designed. “I’ve been obsessed with the lettering and fonts of the psychedelic rock posters of the late 1960’s for as long as I can remember,” Joel says. “Wes Wilson, Bonnie Maclean, there’s so many great artists.  I developed my own style after years of studying them earlier on.”   The Chukka DX, along with the other closed-toe footwear in the collection, also features a cork-lined, removable UltraCush Lite footbed for elevated comfort and support.     Also key to the footwear collection is the UltraCush Slide-On. Taking its cues from Vans’ iconic Slip-On style, this slide sandal features contrast stitching on the synthetic nubuck strap, reminiscent of the Slip-On’s distinctive tongue. The Slide-On comes in java with turtledove contrast stitching and a printed lining.      The Sk8-Low Reissue SF, Authentic SF and Nexpa Synthetic sandal in the same versatile colorway complete the footwear collection. The Sk8-Low features a suede and canvas upper with contrast stitching and midsole lettering, while Joel’s artwork covers the all-canvas Authentic’s upper. The sandal’s UltraCush footbed ensures all-day comfort, while interior strap artwork provides a touch of intrigue.     Leading the apparel collection is the Vans x Tudors SS Woven, a breezy button-up featuring 20% organic linen and 80% cotton and the Vans x Tudors retro lettering logo on the chest pocket. Combining understated colors with funky florals, the SS Woven embodies the Tudors’ classic and laidback approach to surfing as a way of life and pays homage to the Hawaiian shirt. “The Hawaiian shirt has always been a staple piece of clothing for me,” says Joel. “You can wear them for any occasion.”     The Tudor Floral allover print is also featured on the Vans x Tudors Boardshort, a 100% polyester short with lace-up waist, Vans woven label on left side seam and a right rear pocket with button and flap. The classic aesthetic carries through in the above-the-knee 17” outseam.   Rounding out the apparel collection are the Vans x Tudor LS and SS cotton tees, made from 100% cotton and featuring Joel’s own retro lettering artwork. The LS, in antique white, and SS in saffron, carry on the subtle, faded color palette influenced by the Tudors’ Southern California roots.    As part of the Vans team since 1997, two-time World Longboard Champion Joel Tudor is synonymous with Vans surfing and his son Tosh is carrying the torch while making his own mark on surf style and culture. Joel’s passion for surf history and classic longboarding, combined with Tosh’s love for art, music and design, combine to make a collection of apparel and footwear that is for the surfer whose love for riding waves is not just a hobby but a way of life.   The Vans x Tudor LTD collection is available now at authorized retailers and Vans.eu/surf.

Daily Paper collaborates with Beats by Dre
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Daily Paper collaborates with Beats by Dre

Gadgets Daily Paper announces a collaborative exclusive pouch with Black in Fashion Council and Beats by Dre to hold a pair of Beats Flex headphones for Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd 2021. The limited-edition pouch made by Daily Paper consists of 100% recyclable materials and should be reused as a carrying case for the Beats Flex.  Daily Paper announces a collaborative exclusive pouch with Black in Fashion Council and Beats by Dre to hold a pair of Beats Flex headphones for Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd 2021. The limited-edition pouch made by Daily Paper consists of 100% recyclable materials and should be reused as a carrying case for the Beats Flex. 

BALENCIAGA WINTER 21 COLLECTION
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BALENCIAGA WINTER 21 COLLECTION

Fashion Winter 21 is a Pre-Collection, introduced in 58 looks. A look book, photographed by Patrick Welde against blank backgrounds, imagines each model, posing in front of an iconic tourist attraction that is added in post-production. In these images, the collection goes around the world, anticipating a return to the possibility of global travel.     Launching in tandem with the Winter 21 look book is a “Feel Good Video” made in collaboration with Kamilya Kuspanova and Anton Bialas, artists that often layer found and original footage, and with Heejoon Kwak, a designer interested in the physical and mental effects of sound. The video features no products or advertising, created solely to evoke a positive emotion. Using visuals and sounds that have been scientifically proven to instill joy in most people, the montage pieces together clips and effects in a way that aims to cleanse the everyday digital palette and make almost anyone feel good.     A complete wardrobe, Winter 21 rethinks traditions of casual and formalwear, inverting intentions to create new categories. 90.6% of plain and printed fabrics are certified sustainable. The largely unisex offering relies on relaxed fits and easy-to-wear pieces.     Tailoring is intentionally creased and large fitting, made in satin, viscose gabardine, linen, crushed nylon, and cotton. A stencil stamp that readsBalenciaga Apparel Rentals accentuates a suit or tuxedo’s timelessness,insinuating it be used forever, by multiple wearers, for any occasion. The collar of a cashmere coat is a tasseled scarf, which can circle the neck or drape over the head.     Various padded evening stolas are made in fabrics that match coats, jackets, and even hoodies, creating elegant and comfortable silhouettes.     Nineties tracksuits have inspired different types of outerwear, from padded coats and parkas to fleece jackets, creating a new trompe l’oeil effect. This is seen aswell in retro feminine floral-printed puff-sleeved dresses that are transformed into trench, nylon, and leather coats, keeping the visual of a dress but obtaining a completely new function. A quilted black wedding dress-inspired coat is decorated with rose patterns, lace, and ribbons that tie around puffy sleeves and a tall, stiff collar.   Fluid dresses are disproportionally stretched in width, creating slouchy and comfortable one-size-fits-all garments.   Denim skirts turn into shorts in the back. Trompe l’oeil jean visuals are printed onstretch velvet and jersey molleton fabrics, while sweatpants are pre-stretched at the knees to obtain a worn-out look.   Tracksuits are seen in traditional nylon but also reimagined in fleece, fused with knit pullovers, and transformed into hoodies and long cinched coats.   Hoodies, hooded T-shirts, and caps are emblazoned with the Incredible Hulk, college sweatshirt-style prints, as well as artworks celebrating Gay Pride.     The Balenciaga Toe heels introduced one year ago are recreated in soft leather. Essex boots, buckled at the ankle, appear deceivingly precarious due to a protruding heel and metal stiletto. The Sabot Heel takes its shape from the traditional clog of the same name. Bulldozer boots have a chunky, platformed outsole. The Runner sneaker is a new addition to the Balenciaga sneaker collection. It stands out with a DIY, cut up aesthetic, a web of athletic components in the shape of a springy running shoe.     Among the new bags introduced in the Pre-Collection are Le Cagole, Gossip, Tote 2.0, Bistro Basket, and Maxi Clutch. The Cagole is round-edged where the Neo Classic is sharp, taking identifying elements from the 20-year-old iconic Balenciaga bag and relaxing them, adding extra studs and a heart-shaped hanging mirror. The Neo Classic and Hourglass are made softer and slouchier, too, suggesting both purse and carryall. The Gossip Bag is a pocketbook with extra pockets, featuring a horizontally stretched double-B logo. The Tote 2.0 holds a square shape because of a stiff frame that connects on top with a straightened handle. The Bistro Basket is a woven tote inspired by the everlasting woven objects in typical French bistros. Winter 21 is a Pre-Collection, introduced in 58 looks. A look book, photographed by Patrick Welde against blank backgrounds, imagines each model, posing in front of an iconic tourist attraction that is added in post-production. In these images, the collection goes around the world, anticipating a return to the possibility of global travel.     Launching in tandem with the Winter 21 look book is a “Feel Good Video” made in collaboration with Kamilya Kuspanova and Anton Bialas, artists that often layer found and original footage, and with Heejoon Kwak, a designer interested in the physical and mental effects of sound. The video features no products or advertising, created solely to evoke a positive emotion. Using visuals and sounds that have been scientifically proven to instill joy in most people, the montage pieces together clips and effects in a way that aims to cleanse the everyday digital palette and make almost anyone feel good.     A complete wardrobe, Winter 21 rethinks traditions of casual and formalwear, inverting intentions to create new categories. 90.6% of plain and printed fabrics are certified sustainable. The largely unisex offering relies on relaxed fits and easy-to-wear pieces.     Tailoring is intentionally creased and large fitting, made in satin, viscose gabardine, linen, crushed nylon, and cotton. A stencil stamp that readsBalenciaga Apparel Rentals accentuates a suit or tuxedo’s timelessness,insinuating it be used forever, by multiple wearers, for any occasion. The collar of a cashmere coat is a tasseled scarf, which can circle the neck or drape over the head.     Various padded evening stolas are made in fabrics that match coats, jackets, and even hoodies, creating elegant and comfortable silhouettes.     Nineties tracksuits have inspired different types of outerwear, from padded coats and parkas to fleece jackets, creating a new trompe l’oeil effect. This is seen aswell in retro feminine floral-printed puff-sleeved dresses that are transformed into trench, nylon, and leather coats, keeping the visual of a dress but obtaining a completely new function. A quilted black wedding dress-inspired coat is decorated with rose patterns, lace, and ribbons that tie around puffy sleeves and a tall, stiff collar.   Fluid dresses are disproportionally stretched in width, creating slouchy and comfortable one-size-fits-all garments.   Denim skirts turn into shorts in the back. Trompe l’oeil jean visuals are printed onstretch velvet and jersey molleton fabrics, while sweatpants are pre-stretched at the knees to obtain a worn-out look.   Tracksuits are seen in traditional nylon but also reimagined in fleece, fused with knit pullovers, and transformed into hoodies and long cinched coats.   Hoodies, hooded T-shirts, and caps are emblazoned with the Incredible Hulk, college sweatshirt-style prints, as well as artworks celebrating Gay Pride.     The Balenciaga Toe heels introduced one year ago are recreated in soft leather. Essex boots, buckled at the ankle, appear deceivingly precarious due to a protruding heel and metal stiletto. The Sabot Heel takes its shape from the traditional clog of the same name. Bulldozer boots have a chunky, platformed outsole. The Runner sneaker is a new addition to the Balenciaga sneaker collection. It stands out with a DIY, cut up aesthetic, a web of athletic components in the shape of a springy running shoe.     Among the new bags introduced in the Pre-Collection are Le Cagole, Gossip, Tote 2.0, Bistro Basket, and Maxi Clutch. The Cagole is round-edged where the Neo Classic is sharp, taking identifying elements from the 20-year-old iconic Balenciaga bag and relaxing them, adding extra studs and a heart-shaped hanging mirror. The Neo Classic and Hourglass are made softer and slouchier, too, suggesting both purse and carryall. The Gossip Bag is a pocketbook with extra pockets, featuring a horizontally stretched double-B logo. The Tote 2.0 holds a square shape because of a stiff frame that connects on top with a straightened handle. The Bistro Basket is a woven tote inspired by the everlasting woven objects in typical French bistros.

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.   

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