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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN PRESENTS LOUBILLUSIONS A PRESENTATION & COCKTAIL PARTY TO CELEBRATE THE DEBUT OF THE WOMEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION
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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN PRESENTS LOUBILLUSIONS A PRESENTATION & COCKTAIL PARTY TO CELEBRATE THE DEBUT OF THE WOMEN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week Last week Christian Louboutin unveiled his Spring-Summer 2022 Women’s collection with Loubillusions a 360° immersive experience & event.     Having spent the last a few seasons exploring digital formats like Augmented Reality, 3D and the gaming platform Zepeto, Louboutin selected L’Atelier des Lumières, a one-of-a-kind venue dedicated to digital art exhibitions to debut his latest collection.     The over 3,000 square meter space, showcased a rotating series of original animations, encompassing guests in settings that explore seven of his key points of inspiration, from a zen Japanese garden to magnificent golden waterfalls and fresh summer water.     Guests discovered at Loubillusions Christian Louboutin’s newest creations including the highlights: his brand-new bag, the Carasky, inspired by his passion for gems and crowns and Our Angels, a genderless capsule collection including bags, and high-end shoes ranging sizes from 36 to 46.     The daytime exhibit was followed by celebratory cocktail party in the space later that same evening.         Last week Christian Louboutin unveiled his Spring-Summer 2022 Women’s collection with Loubillusions a 360° immersive experience & event.     Having spent the last a few seasons exploring digital formats like Augmented Reality, 3D and the gaming platform Zepeto, Louboutin selected L’Atelier des Lumières, a one-of-a-kind venue dedicated to digital art exhibitions to debut his latest collection.     The over 3,000 square meter space, showcased a rotating series of original animations, encompassing guests in settings that explore seven of his key points of inspiration, from a zen Japanese garden to magnificent golden waterfalls and fresh summer water.     Guests discovered at Loubillusions Christian Louboutin’s newest creations including the highlights: his brand-new bag, the Carasky, inspired by his passion for gems and crowns and Our Angels, a genderless capsule collection including bags, and high-end shoes ranging sizes from 36 to 46.     The daytime exhibit was followed by celebratory cocktail party in the space later that same evening.        

BALENCIAGA PRESENTS SUMMER 2022 RED CARPET
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BALENCIAGA PRESENTS SUMMER 2022 RED CARPET

Fashion Week Balenciaga’s Summer 22 presentation consists of two parts: a photocall on a Hollywood-style red carpet, and a movie premiere. Guests wearing the new collection pause on the walkway before being ushered into a theater screening the short film The Simpsons I Balenciaga.     The Simpsons for Balenciaga is the latest in a progression of activations that push certain boundaries set up between fashion and other forms of entertainment, culture, and technology, shifting the brand away from an easily definable category.     A cast consisting of Balenciaga’s friends, models and team members wearing the Summer 22 collection are part of an automatic performance wherein the premiere event becomes the show itself. Red-carpet arrivals are documented, setting up a series of role reversals like in The Simpsons I Balenciaga where the audience becomes the protagonists and vice-versa.     The collection represents the complete Balenciaga palette: a wardrobe of streetwear, daywear, tailoring, elegant eveningwear and proto-couture pieces. Silhouettes vary from ultra-slim to disproportionately oversized.     A commitment to responsible production continues, represented this season with upcycled denim, leather, fine textiles, and embroidery, as well as material innovation: plant-based leather is made from a mix of fibers derived from cactus and bio polymers. 95.2% of plain and printed fabrics in the collection are certified sustainable.     The collection includes several accessory debuts and updates. The Space Shoe is a highly innovative single mold alternative to the classic derby, made entirely of EVA material. Loafers made of soft calf become slipper-like, accentuating the notion of comfort in a classic men’s shoe.     Part of an ongoing collaboration with Crocs, Hard Crocs turn the soft clog into a metal-fortified platform with a cyber goth aesthetic. The Defender is a new super- chunky sneaker with extreme tire tread. Trompe l’œil boots mimic a stiletto sandal worn over a sock. The Cagole Boot is a footwear version of the classic studded bag made in arena leather.     The XX Bag reinterprets the Hourglass silhouette by filling its negative space and creating a new form. The Triplet Bag is an interpretation of a classic chain purse, made with three separate compartments. Looks are completed with new eyewear, accessory, and jewelry styles. Balenciaga’s Summer 22 presentation consists of two parts: a photocall on a Hollywood-style red carpet, and a movie premiere. Guests wearing the new collection pause on the walkway before being ushered into a theater screening the short film The Simpsons I Balenciaga.     The Simpsons for Balenciaga is the latest in a progression of activations that push certain boundaries set up between fashion and other forms of entertainment, culture, and technology, shifting the brand away from an easily definable category.     A cast consisting of Balenciaga’s friends, models and team members wearing the Summer 22 collection are part of an automatic performance wherein the premiere event becomes the show itself. Red-carpet arrivals are documented, setting up a series of role reversals like in The Simpsons I Balenciaga where the audience becomes the protagonists and vice-versa.     The collection represents the complete Balenciaga palette: a wardrobe of streetwear, daywear, tailoring, elegant eveningwear and proto-couture pieces. Silhouettes vary from ultra-slim to disproportionately oversized.     A commitment to responsible production continues, represented this season with upcycled denim, leather, fine textiles, and embroidery, as well as material innovation: plant-based leather is made from a mix of fibers derived from cactus and bio polymers. 95.2% of plain and printed fabrics in the collection are certified sustainable.     The collection includes several accessory debuts and updates. The Space Shoe is a highly innovative single mold alternative to the classic derby, made entirely of EVA material. Loafers made of soft calf become slipper-like, accentuating the notion of comfort in a classic men’s shoe.     Part of an ongoing collaboration with Crocs, Hard Crocs turn the soft clog into a metal-fortified platform with a cyber goth aesthetic. The Defender is a new super- chunky sneaker with extreme tire tread. Trompe l’œil boots mimic a stiletto sandal worn over a sock. The Cagole Boot is a footwear version of the classic studded bag made in arena leather.     The XX Bag reinterprets the Hourglass silhouette by filling its negative space and creating a new form. The Triplet Bag is an interpretation of a classic chain purse, made with three separate compartments. Looks are completed with new eyewear, accessory, and jewelry styles.

GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION
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GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week "For the Spring-Summer 22 collection, I wanted to build on the tradition of Givenchy's history while also really looking towards the future. To do this, I worked with people I admire across different disciplines who have truly unique perspectives including the artist Josh Smith, whose iconic work is incorporated throughout the collection, and the musician Young Thug, who created the entire score for the show. The collaboration and this collection offer people a remarkably immersive and special experience." Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     In Matthew M. Williams’ Givenchy, there is a mix of luxury and utility, lavishness and austerity, together with imperfect beauty and humanity. It points to the distinctly emotional side of the business of luxury and fashion that is sometimes forgotten in its confines; something that Williams is keen for all to partake in, particularly in this first live show experience.     Bridging the classical, radical and practical, the silhouettes for both women and men explore the tension between extravagance and discipline, tradition and today. Material experimentation and construction of the silhouette is combined with an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, the collection embraces tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness, proving that these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. As always, at Givenchy, both classicism and subversion play a part.     A stratification of eras and influences is found in the clothing, purposely layered and juxtaposed in looks: traditional masculine tailoring fabrics are featured in women’s and menswear, mohair wools, Napa leathers, cotton herringbones and Prince of Wales checks are bonded with neoprene and sculpted in form, applied to both corsets and peplums – drawn from Monsieur de Givenchy’s archive – together with shorts and minis, as well as more conventional suiting. Raw edges are cleanly sliced and embraced, adding a sense of modernity throughout; delicate Broderie Anglaise is contrasted and exposed, bound in as trim, while tulle and transparencies add lightness, freshness and airy appositions; the urbane savoir-faire of the house and the homespun simplicity of handcraft are brought together in intricate tooling and ‘basket woven’leatherwork, with macramé and raffia techniques for both clothing and bags. "For the Spring-Summer 22 collection, I wanted to build on the tradition of Givenchy's history while also really looking towards the future. To do this, I worked with people I admire across different disciplines who have truly unique perspectives including the artist Josh Smith, whose iconic work is incorporated throughout the collection, and the musician Young Thug, who created the entire score for the show. The collaboration and this collection offer people a remarkably immersive and special experience." Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     In Matthew M. Williams’ Givenchy, there is a mix of luxury and utility, lavishness and austerity, together with imperfect beauty and humanity. It points to the distinctly emotional side of the business of luxury and fashion that is sometimes forgotten in its confines; something that Williams is keen for all to partake in, particularly in this first live show experience.     Bridging the classical, radical and practical, the silhouettes for both women and men explore the tension between extravagance and discipline, tradition and today. Material experimentation and construction of the silhouette is combined with an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, the collection embraces tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness, proving that these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. As always, at Givenchy, both classicism and subversion play a part.     A stratification of eras and influences is found in the clothing, purposely layered and juxtaposed in looks: traditional masculine tailoring fabrics are featured in women’s and menswear, mohair wools, Napa leathers, cotton herringbones and Prince of Wales checks are bonded with neoprene and sculpted in form, applied to both corsets and peplums – drawn from Monsieur de Givenchy’s archive – together with shorts and minis, as well as more conventional suiting. Raw edges are cleanly sliced and embraced, adding a sense of modernity throughout; delicate Broderie Anglaise is contrasted and exposed, bound in as trim, while tulle and transparencies add lightness, freshness and airy appositions; the urbane savoir-faire of the house and the homespun simplicity of handcraft are brought together in intricate tooling and ‘basket woven’leatherwork, with macramé and raffia techniques for both clothing and bags.

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DR. MARTENS AND HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. TEAM UP ON PACIFIC NORTHWEST-INSPIRED COLLABORATION
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DR. MARTENS AND HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. TEAM UP ON PACIFIC NORTHWEST-INSPIRED COLLABORATION

Accessories English subculture meets the Paci c Northwest. Joining their distinctive aesthetics, they’ve merged their dedication to both quality and utilitarian products. Celebrating timeless design and built for the everyday, Dr. Martens Combs II boot and Reeder shoe are ready to take on just about anything.     Crafted with weather-resistant CORDURA® Ballistic nylon and a slippery WP leather upper, the versatile Herschel Combs II boot and Herschel Reeder shoe were designed with functionality in mind. Made with a variety of functionaldetails including a re ective tongue webbing, black eyelets, brushed silver lace hooks, black and white braided laces and smoke tract outsoles offering Dr. Martens reputable comfort and durability.     Both the Herschel Combs II boot and Herschel Reeder shoe are detailed with a red AirWair heel loop, black Herschel tab, and nished with Dr. Martens iconic yellow welt stitch. Coming in black with co-branded insoles and completewith a custom box featuring Herschel Supply’s signature red and navy branding.     The collection drops 09.10 and will be available at drmartens.com, herschel.com and select partners.     English subculture meets the Paci c Northwest. Joining their distinctive aesthetics, they’ve merged their dedication to both quality and utilitarian products. Celebrating timeless design and built for the everyday, Dr. Martens Combs II boot and Reeder shoe are ready to take on just about anything.     Crafted with weather-resistant CORDURA® Ballistic nylon and a slippery WP leather upper, the versatile Herschel Combs II boot and Herschel Reeder shoe were designed with functionality in mind. Made with a variety of functionaldetails including a re ective tongue webbing, black eyelets, brushed silver lace hooks, black and white braided laces and smoke tract outsoles offering Dr. Martens reputable comfort and durability.     Both the Herschel Combs II boot and Herschel Reeder shoe are detailed with a red AirWair heel loop, black Herschel tab, and nished with Dr. Martens iconic yellow welt stitch. Coming in black with co-branded insoles and completewith a custom box featuring Herschel Supply’s signature red and navy branding.     The collection drops 09.10 and will be available at drmartens.com, herschel.com and select partners.    

Alexander McQueen - Tread Slick
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Alexander McQueen - Tread Slick

Accessories Alexander McQueen is pleased to announce a new initiative inviting a group of photographers based all over the world to capture the house’s signature Tread Slick boot, taking inspiration from the natural world. Always central to the McQueen universe, now more than ever the beauty and strength of nature and its ability to adapt and regenerate is a symbol of hope for the future. Photographers included are both long-standing McQueen collaborators and emerging talent. The brief to each of them was the same: to shoot the Tread Slick boot in an environment that means something to them personally.     Those taking part are: Katie Burnett, Max Farago, Gwen Trannoy, Charlie Gates, Malick Bodian, William Waterworth Alexander McQueen is pleased to announce a new initiative inviting a group of photographers based all over the world to capture the house’s signature Tread Slick boot, taking inspiration from the natural world. Always central to the McQueen universe, now more than ever the beauty and strength of nature and its ability to adapt and regenerate is a symbol of hope for the future. Photographers included are both long-standing McQueen collaborators and emerging talent. The brief to each of them was the same: to shoot the Tread Slick boot in an environment that means something to them personally.     Those taking part are: Katie Burnett, Max Farago, Gwen Trannoy, Charlie Gates, Malick Bodian, William Waterworth

VERSACE by FENDI – FENDI by VERSACE
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VERSACE by FENDI – FENDI by VERSACE

Fashion Week Friends, idols, mentors… It’s the beauty of togetherness. Kim Jones, Artistic Director Fendi Couture and Womenswear     It’s a first in the history of fashion: two designers having a true creative dialogue that stems from respect and friendship. It led to us swapping roles to create these two collections. Donatella Versace, Chief Creative Officer Versace       This is not a collaboration… The coming together of Fendi and Versace, two iconic fashion houses, or more rightly, two iconoclastic groups of people, has led to this unique moment in fashion. Both a celebration of Italian fashion and a to-hell-with-it disruption of the established order of things, Fendace is Fashion with a capital F – and a capital V. Together they stand for Freedom, Fun and Virtuosity.     Crossing the ‘party lines’ of luxury conglomerates – inspired purely by friendship and mutual professional respect – the double signature of Fendace is a swap, with roles exchanged. For the first time, Donatella Versace and Silvia Venturini Fendi have stepped away from their respective family houses to be inspired by the other’s vision, while Kim Jones – by now an old hand at inhabiting and reinventing other peoples’ houses – points the way.     Here, Jones and Venturini-Fendi take on the design of women’s and menswear respectively, displaying their exceptional vision of Versace while Versace takes on the design of all, displaying her inimitable interpretation of Fendi. With the archives fully opened to both, a unique cross-fertilisation occurs, with elements transposed from each house; at heart remains a deep admiration for the codes and cultures of both, together with a mutual encouragement for the designers to be themselves. Needless to say, the results could only be achieved with fundamental respect and reciprocal trust. Ultimately, Fendace is about the need for sincerity in fashion today rather than strategy.     Inspired by the mid-to-late nineties period of the storied house, VERSACE BY FENDI explores an idea of duality, most pointedly seen in a melding of the Fendi Monogram with the Versace Greek Key motif. Here, garments metamorphose, many revealed to be reversible with hidden codes and the exquisite craftsmanship of the Fendi atelier on display, such as in chainmail made leather. Here a multigenerational approach is embraced throughout. FENDI BY VERSACE takes a more punk rock stance with Donatella Versace declaring contamination and disruption to be key. Versace safety pins proliferate, puncturing Fendi signs and symbols. Chain mail is married with lace and crystal-encrusted F’s in an interpretation of the Monogram. While silk faille mimics denim and shearlings are shaved, making the world of Fendi that little bit more youthfully rebellious.     The following shows are dedicated to Kip Sims, a dear friend and colleague of Kim Jones and the house of Fendi. Our thoughts and love are with his family today. Friends, idols, mentors… It’s the beauty of togetherness. Kim Jones, Artistic Director Fendi Couture and Womenswear     It’s a first in the history of fashion: two designers having a true creative dialogue that stems from respect and friendship. It led to us swapping roles to create these two collections. Donatella Versace, Chief Creative Officer Versace       This is not a collaboration… The coming together of Fendi and Versace, two iconic fashion houses, or more rightly, two iconoclastic groups of people, has led to this unique moment in fashion. Both a celebration of Italian fashion and a to-hell-with-it disruption of the established order of things, Fendace is Fashion with a capital F – and a capital V. Together they stand for Freedom, Fun and Virtuosity.     Crossing the ‘party lines’ of luxury conglomerates – inspired purely by friendship and mutual professional respect – the double signature of Fendace is a swap, with roles exchanged. For the first time, Donatella Versace and Silvia Venturini Fendi have stepped away from their respective family houses to be inspired by the other’s vision, while Kim Jones – by now an old hand at inhabiting and reinventing other peoples’ houses – points the way.     Here, Jones and Venturini-Fendi take on the design of women’s and menswear respectively, displaying their exceptional vision of Versace while Versace takes on the design of all, displaying her inimitable interpretation of Fendi. With the archives fully opened to both, a unique cross-fertilisation occurs, with elements transposed from each house; at heart remains a deep admiration for the codes and cultures of both, together with a mutual encouragement for the designers to be themselves. Needless to say, the results could only be achieved with fundamental respect and reciprocal trust. Ultimately, Fendace is about the need for sincerity in fashion today rather than strategy.     Inspired by the mid-to-late nineties period of the storied house, VERSACE BY FENDI explores an idea of duality, most pointedly seen in a melding of the Fendi Monogram with the Versace Greek Key motif. Here, garments metamorphose, many revealed to be reversible with hidden codes and the exquisite craftsmanship of the Fendi atelier on display, such as in chainmail made leather. Here a multigenerational approach is embraced throughout. FENDI BY VERSACE takes a more punk rock stance with Donatella Versace declaring contamination and disruption to be key. Versace safety pins proliferate, puncturing Fendi signs and symbols. Chain mail is married with lace and crystal-encrusted F’s in an interpretation of the Monogram. While silk faille mimics denim and shearlings are shaved, making the world of Fendi that little bit more youthfully rebellious.     The following shows are dedicated to Kip Sims, a dear friend and colleague of Kim Jones and the house of Fendi. Our thoughts and love are with his family today.

FENDI WOMEN’S SPRING & SUMMER 2022
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FENDI WOMEN’S SPRING & SUMMER 2022

Fashion Week For his sophomore Ready To Wear show at FENDI, Kim Jones explores the joyful irreverence that has historically defined the house, alongside the empowered ease of his vision for its future. A modern perspective on disco-age glamour, and a spotlight on the diverse and powerful femininity that underscores the FENDI name.     Excavated from the archives, a logo hand-sketched by visionary fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez offered the starting point for a collection that draws upon the artist’s liberated sensibility and Studio 54 surroundings. “While I’ve been looking at Karl’s legacy at the house, I’ve also been looking around him, at his contemporaries – at who he was interested in,” explained Jones. “Lopez was a friend of Karl’s, and has always been someone who inspired me. He was forward thinking; inclusive; looked up to by everyone from Andy Warhol to Steven Meisel and David Hockney. I wanted to introduce him to a new generation.”     In collaboration with the The Estate and Archive of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, now the artist’s work has been freshly revived. His gestural brushstrokes appear in elegant abstraction across cream kaftans and silken shirting; his figurative drawings translated into intarsia leathers, intricately engineered lace and shimmering jacquards. FENDI’s iconic bags become canvases both for his work and the renowned savoir-faire of the house’s ateliers: a Baguette tapestry-woven into a rainbow; a Peekaboo transformed into a graphic artwork. Lilies adapted from Lopez’s illustrative motifs become enamel hair accessories; Plexiglass hoops and degrade metals offer a tropical touch imbued with decadence. Encased in resin, the FENDI First heel is given a seventies spin; in shimmering leathers and saturated stripes, the FENDI First bag embodies a bold attitude. “This is my first live show for FENDI, and it’s a celebration,” reflects Jones. “Our woman has let loose a bit – she’s going out, dressing up. We’ve all been locked away for so long that I think that’s what we all need right now.”     The spirit of the women who Lopez often discovered on dancefloors and always exalted in his work – Jerry Hall, Tina Chow, Pat Cleveland, Bianca Jagger, Grace Jones – introduce a high-octane energy, and a new dimension, into Jones’ continued celebration of female confidence. “My FENDI is multi-generational. It’s for all different kinds of women – anyone who wants to feel good about themselves,” the designer reflects. “The Lopez woman, and the FENDI woman, is empowered; she’s someone of her own making.” For his sophomore Ready To Wear show at FENDI, Kim Jones explores the joyful irreverence that has historically defined the house, alongside the empowered ease of his vision for its future. A modern perspective on disco-age glamour, and a spotlight on the diverse and powerful femininity that underscores the FENDI name.     Excavated from the archives, a logo hand-sketched by visionary fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez offered the starting point for a collection that draws upon the artist’s liberated sensibility and Studio 54 surroundings. “While I’ve been looking at Karl’s legacy at the house, I’ve also been looking around him, at his contemporaries – at who he was interested in,” explained Jones. “Lopez was a friend of Karl’s, and has always been someone who inspired me. He was forward thinking; inclusive; looked up to by everyone from Andy Warhol to Steven Meisel and David Hockney. I wanted to introduce him to a new generation.”     In collaboration with the The Estate and Archive of Antonio Lopez and Juan Ramos, now the artist’s work has been freshly revived. His gestural brushstrokes appear in elegant abstraction across cream kaftans and silken shirting; his figurative drawings translated into intarsia leathers, intricately engineered lace and shimmering jacquards. FENDI’s iconic bags become canvases both for his work and the renowned savoir-faire of the house’s ateliers: a Baguette tapestry-woven into a rainbow; a Peekaboo transformed into a graphic artwork. Lilies adapted from Lopez’s illustrative motifs become enamel hair accessories; Plexiglass hoops and degrade metals offer a tropical touch imbued with decadence. Encased in resin, the FENDI First heel is given a seventies spin; in shimmering leathers and saturated stripes, the FENDI First bag embodies a bold attitude. “This is my first live show for FENDI, and it’s a celebration,” reflects Jones. “Our woman has let loose a bit – she’s going out, dressing up. We’ve all been locked away for so long that I think that’s what we all need right now.”     The spirit of the women who Lopez often discovered on dancefloors and always exalted in his work – Jerry Hall, Tina Chow, Pat Cleveland, Bianca Jagger, Grace Jones – introduce a high-octane energy, and a new dimension, into Jones’ continued celebration of female confidence. “My FENDI is multi-generational. It’s for all different kinds of women – anyone who wants to feel good about themselves,” the designer reflects. “The Lopez woman, and the FENDI woman, is empowered; she’s someone of her own making.”

VERSACE PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION AT MILAN FASHION WEEK
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VERSACE PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION AT MILAN FASHION WEEK

Fashion Week The Spring-Summer 2022 collection is built from Versace’s iconic silk foulard.     The foulard is a fundamental component of Versace’s heritage and character. It’s acted as a canvas for our iconic prints and is worn in multiple ways from knotted tops to headscarves to bag accessories, it’s a way of addingVersace attitude to any look.The foulard has been with us since the very beginning of the brand, but this season turns everything on its head, it is no longer fluid or dreamy, the scarf is provocative, sexy, wound tight. - Donatella Versace.     The transformational nature of the scarf means it can become anything, from billowing shirts to sexy, shrunken-fit dresses. Combined with iconographical prints, the designs feel thrown together, unfinished and unpolished. It’s as if the pieces have been ripped apart and rapidly stitched back together again.     Slashes in the garments are haphazardly fastened together by the brand’s iconic Safety Pins. Modernized in a selection of vibrant colors, the Safety Pins become both functional fastening and bold embellishment. Scarves tightly wrap the body and are punctuated by seemingly ran- domly placed hardware.A textural diversion comes in the form of sleek latex dresses,tops and skirts in a shocking palette.     Ornate prints are a defining feature of the Versace foulard. This season there’s a celebration of brand code La Greca, as well as fresh designs. Royal Rebellion presents crowns and crests in bold colorways, and Banquet Aftermath features dishes and cutlery from the Versace Home collection - the cutlery is also translated to knife and fork jewelry. Acid Bouquet is Versace’s answer to spring florals and is characteristically unromantic in clashing acid tones.     Menswear also stems from the foulard and presents relaxed, loose-fit pieces in printed silk. A fundamental principle of Versace menswear is the silk shirt, which originally evolved from the printed scarf. Relaxed shirting and pajama sets are clashed against form-fitting activewear, skintight latex and flirty handkerchief tops. Sharp tailoring is presented in fluo tones of yellow, orange, pink and blue.     New silhouettes and shades are introduced to the La Medusa handbag line, including a large open tote and a drawstring-top bucket style,both with embedded chain details.There are also new colorways of the La Greca Signature line. Scarves are attached to handles and draped from bags, tying the accessories line-up to the vibrant foulard-inspired collection. The Spring-Summer 2022 collection is built from Versace’s iconic silk foulard.     The foulard is a fundamental component of Versace’s heritage and character. It’s acted as a canvas for our iconic prints and is worn in multiple ways from knotted tops to headscarves to bag accessories, it’s a way of addingVersace attitude to any look.The foulard has been with us since the very beginning of the brand, but this season turns everything on its head, it is no longer fluid or dreamy, the scarf is provocative, sexy, wound tight. - Donatella Versace.     The transformational nature of the scarf means it can become anything, from billowing shirts to sexy, shrunken-fit dresses. Combined with iconographical prints, the designs feel thrown together, unfinished and unpolished. It’s as if the pieces have been ripped apart and rapidly stitched back together again.     Slashes in the garments are haphazardly fastened together by the brand’s iconic Safety Pins. Modernized in a selection of vibrant colors, the Safety Pins become both functional fastening and bold embellishment. Scarves tightly wrap the body and are punctuated by seemingly ran- domly placed hardware.A textural diversion comes in the form of sleek latex dresses,tops and skirts in a shocking palette.     Ornate prints are a defining feature of the Versace foulard. This season there’s a celebration of brand code La Greca, as well as fresh designs. Royal Rebellion presents crowns and crests in bold colorways, and Banquet Aftermath features dishes and cutlery from the Versace Home collection - the cutlery is also translated to knife and fork jewelry. Acid Bouquet is Versace’s answer to spring florals and is characteristically unromantic in clashing acid tones.     Menswear also stems from the foulard and presents relaxed, loose-fit pieces in printed silk. A fundamental principle of Versace menswear is the silk shirt, which originally evolved from the printed scarf. Relaxed shirting and pajama sets are clashed against form-fitting activewear, skintight latex and flirty handkerchief tops. Sharp tailoring is presented in fluo tones of yellow, orange, pink and blue.     New silhouettes and shades are introduced to the La Medusa handbag line, including a large open tote and a drawstring-top bucket style,both with embedded chain details.There are also new colorways of the La Greca Signature line. Scarves are attached to handles and draped from bags, tying the accessories line-up to the vibrant foulard-inspired collection.

PRADA SPRING & SUMMER 2022 WOMENSWEAR SHOW
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PRADA SPRING & SUMMER 2022 WOMENSWEAR SHOW

Fashion Week A seduction through reduction. For their Spring/Summer 2022 Prada collection, co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons consider ideas of seduction, of the expression of sexuality though clothing. A process of stripping down clothing leads, inevitably, to the body, emphasized or exposed.     Antecedents of clothing are explored, recontextualized. Pieces trace ideas and outlines of dress - the memory of a train, the bones of a corset, the curve of a brassiere. They are stripped to their bare essentials, their core. Their architecture is inherently tied to the body, and therefore to seduction.     An imprint of the past always shapes our present. Like shadows or memories of garments, the stitched bones or lacing of corsets form new pieces, abstracting from the body rather than holding it, skin bared beneath. The idea of a train is stripped back to a spontaneous gesture of couture silk. Each negate their traditional connotations of restriction - they are reconsidered, rethought, confronted. The body is freed.     A vocabulary of elegance of evening clothing is here translated to an entire wardrobe, its materializations - satin double, scarlet lace - used in unanticipated contexts. By shifting viewpoints, the meaning of these signs and signifiers are questioned. The fantasy inherent in evening wear is counterbalanced by the reality of the everyday.     Synchronous and simultaneous views epitomize the modern world: we observe, interact and communicate in a multitude of manners. The Spring/Summer 2022 Prada show is staged, simultaneously, in the Deposito of the Fondazione Prada, Milan and in Bund 1, Shanghai. Within corresponding decors, video screens engage each show in dialogue with the other, physical and virtual realities. They bring two groups of people, on two sides of the world, together in a modern community. A seduction through reduction. For their Spring/Summer 2022 Prada collection, co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons consider ideas of seduction, of the expression of sexuality though clothing. A process of stripping down clothing leads, inevitably, to the body, emphasized or exposed.     Antecedents of clothing are explored, recontextualized. Pieces trace ideas and outlines of dress - the memory of a train, the bones of a corset, the curve of a brassiere. They are stripped to their bare essentials, their core. Their architecture is inherently tied to the body, and therefore to seduction.     An imprint of the past always shapes our present. Like shadows or memories of garments, the stitched bones or lacing of corsets form new pieces, abstracting from the body rather than holding it, skin bared beneath. The idea of a train is stripped back to a spontaneous gesture of couture silk. Each negate their traditional connotations of restriction - they are reconsidered, rethought, confronted. The body is freed.     A vocabulary of elegance of evening clothing is here translated to an entire wardrobe, its materializations - satin double, scarlet lace - used in unanticipated contexts. By shifting viewpoints, the meaning of these signs and signifiers are questioned. The fantasy inherent in evening wear is counterbalanced by the reality of the everyday.     Synchronous and simultaneous views epitomize the modern world: we observe, interact and communicate in a multitude of manners. The Spring/Summer 2022 Prada show is staged, simultaneously, in the Deposito of the Fondazione Prada, Milan and in Bund 1, Shanghai. Within corresponding decors, video screens engage each show in dialogue with the other, physical and virtual realities. They bring two groups of people, on two sides of the world, together in a modern community.

C.P. COMPANY CINQUANTA CHAPTER 07
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C.P. COMPANY CINQUANTA CHAPTER 07

Fashion For the first time, C.P. Company collaborates with the leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour. C.P. Company is renowned for its iconic Mille jacket - often called the ‘Goggle jacket’. First designed in 1988, one of the inspirations behind this jacket was Massimo’s own 1960s Barbour Solway jacket so it is only fitting that the collaboration features a coming together of the Mille jacket with the Solway jacket in two innovative iterations that retain the best of both styles in different fabrics and colourways.       Featuring The collection features two jackets, the signature Barbour Mille wax jacket in olive and tan with three pockets and the Barbour 500 Miglia wax jacket in olive and charcoal which is shorter in length and features four pockets. All jackets have a military and utilitarian feel with the signature C.P.  Company ‘Goggle hood.’     The collection also features a black hoodie with an exclusive print, created especially by C.P.  Company to celebrate this very special collaboration. The range is completed with a number of accessories including sports and trapper hats which are available in olive and charcoal colourways and a practical and contemporary backpack that is available in olive and tan.     Ian Bergin, Director of Menswear, Footwear & Accessories, Barbour said: ‘It was really exciting to work alongside the talented team at C.P. Company on this very special collection to celebrate the brand’s milestone 50th anniversary. C.P. Company is renowned for their technical and innovative sportswear and practicality is very much at the heart of everything we do here at Barbour, so working on designs together was very natural.’     Paul Harvey, C.P. Company designer: “Working with Barbour was so simple and so, so special, both from a personal and a professional point of view. I was born in Middlesbrough, in the north of England, and in our first (zoom) meeting we actually ended up talking about the same landscapes we grew up in, Roseberry Topping included. And the pieces literally designed themselves, so close was the bond between early Italian Sportswear and what Barbour were doing at that time. I think both sides knew almost automatically what the pieces would look like and that original idea simply never changed. A symbiosis “perfetto”.     A very special collaboration, this is a must have for fashion afficionados. It will be available from Thursday 23 September 2021 from barbour.com, 50.cpcompany.com. and in all  C.P. Company flagship stores in Milan, Amsterdam, London, Seoul and Tokyo. For the first time, C.P. Company collaborates with the leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour. C.P. Company is renowned for its iconic Mille jacket - often called the ‘Goggle jacket’. First designed in 1988, one of the inspirations behind this jacket was Massimo’s own 1960s Barbour Solway jacket so it is only fitting that the collaboration features a coming together of the Mille jacket with the Solway jacket in two innovative iterations that retain the best of both styles in different fabrics and colourways.       Featuring The collection features two jackets, the signature Barbour Mille wax jacket in olive and tan with three pockets and the Barbour 500 Miglia wax jacket in olive and charcoal which is shorter in length and features four pockets. All jackets have a military and utilitarian feel with the signature C.P.  Company ‘Goggle hood.’     The collection also features a black hoodie with an exclusive print, created especially by C.P.  Company to celebrate this very special collaboration. The range is completed with a number of accessories including sports and trapper hats which are available in olive and charcoal colourways and a practical and contemporary backpack that is available in olive and tan.     Ian Bergin, Director of Menswear, Footwear & Accessories, Barbour said: ‘It was really exciting to work alongside the talented team at C.P. Company on this very special collection to celebrate the brand’s milestone 50th anniversary. C.P. Company is renowned for their technical and innovative sportswear and practicality is very much at the heart of everything we do here at Barbour, so working on designs together was very natural.’     Paul Harvey, C.P. Company designer: “Working with Barbour was so simple and so, so special, both from a personal and a professional point of view. I was born in Middlesbrough, in the north of England, and in our first (zoom) meeting we actually ended up talking about the same landscapes we grew up in, Roseberry Topping included. And the pieces literally designed themselves, so close was the bond between early Italian Sportswear and what Barbour were doing at that time. I think both sides knew almost automatically what the pieces would look like and that original idea simply never changed. A symbiosis “perfetto”.     A very special collaboration, this is a must have for fashion afficionados. It will be available from Thursday 23 September 2021 from barbour.com, 50.cpcompany.com. and in all  C.P. Company flagship stores in Milan, Amsterdam, London, Seoul and Tokyo.

THE DR. MARTENS TARIK BOOT
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THE DR. MARTENS TARIK BOOT

Accessories Just like the subcultures that wear and inspire Dr. Martens, their designs are always evolving. Their casual range grows more resilient each season, and AW21 is no different. The new Tarik collection takes six decades of utilitarian heritage and reworks it for contemporary DM’s wearers. This line is perfect solution for the sneaker lovers who like the boots esthetic.     Built on an extra rugged utilitarian outsole, the Tarik boot is fitted with  SoftWair insole for attention-grabbing everyday wear. Featuring panelled uppers and hiker-inspired laces, the Tarik silhouette is a rework of their Original 8-eye boot. An evolution of our Tract line, the Tarik retains all our core DNA – nished with yellow welt stitch andaccents and an AirWair heel loop and it is chunky and has a workwear vibe to it.     The Tarik is available in two leather and two nylon options: robust and rugged gaucho Crazy Horse, supple black Wyoming leather and black or gunmetal Extra Tough 50/50 nylon.     The Tarik boot is now available at www.drmartens.com     Just like the subcultures that wear and inspire Dr. Martens, their designs are always evolving. Their casual range grows more resilient each season, and AW21 is no different. The new Tarik collection takes six decades of utilitarian heritage and reworks it for contemporary DM’s wearers. This line is perfect solution for the sneaker lovers who like the boots esthetic.     Built on an extra rugged utilitarian outsole, the Tarik boot is fitted with  SoftWair insole for attention-grabbing everyday wear. Featuring panelled uppers and hiker-inspired laces, the Tarik silhouette is a rework of their Original 8-eye boot. An evolution of our Tract line, the Tarik retains all our core DNA – nished with yellow welt stitch andaccents and an AirWair heel loop and it is chunky and has a workwear vibe to it.     The Tarik is available in two leather and two nylon options: robust and rugged gaucho Crazy Horse, supple black Wyoming leather and black or gunmetal Extra Tough 50/50 nylon.     The Tarik boot is now available at www.drmartens.com    

Louis Vuitton invites six new artists to join its Artycapucines collection
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Louis Vuitton invites six new artists to join its Artycapucines collection

Accessories The 2021 Artycapucines Collection sees six more leading contemporary artists bring theirunique visions to Louis Vuitton’s timeless and feminine classic: the Capucines bag.     The third chapter of Louis Vuitton’s limited-edition, artist-designed Artycapucines Collection is further proof ofthe bag’s ability to inspire unbridled creativity. For this latest collection, six internationally acclaimed artists –Gregor Hildebrandt, Donna Huanca, Huang Yuxing, Vik Muniz, Paola Pivi, and Zeng Fanzhi – have transformed the blank canvas of the iconic bag named after Rue Neuve-des-Capucines, the Parisian street on which Louis Vuitton opened his first store in 1854.     After the first two Artycapucines chapters, the six new bags attest to the collection’s ability to blend the beauty and creativity of the artists’ talent with the ingenuity and absolute craftmanship of the House’s skilled artisans: Gregor Hildebrandt’s stunning black-and-white design with its screen-printed leather and LV signature inlaidwith vinyl records; Donna Huanca’s precise, powerful and tactile bag with its hand-painted embroidery and piercing rings; the beautifully embroidered and brilliantly coloured fantasy landscape of Huang Yuxing’s Capucines; Vik Muniz’s characteristically joyful design with its effervescent trompe l’oeil effects and playfulaesthetic; the complex leather marquetry and rich gold-leaf gilding of Paola Pivi’s creation; and Zeng Fanzhi’sreinterpretation of a Van Gogh self-portrait brought to life with over 700,000 remarkably worked embroidery stitches.     The Artycapucines Collection, which now contains 18 distinctive designs from celebrated artists including Henry Taylor, Beatriz Milhazes, Urs Fischer, Zhao Zhao, Jean-Michel Othoniel, and Tschabalala Self, onceagain reveals the House’s long-running desire to use its innovative spirit and artisanal expertise to help creativeminds bring their ideas to life. Each bag embodies the House’s unending commitment to savoir-faire and craft,while affirming the Capucines as the ultimate expression of Louis Vuitton’s timeless elegance.     Each bag in the third Artycapucines Collection will be available in a limited edition of 200 and released in stores worldwide at the end of October 2021. The 2021 Artycapucines Collection sees six more leading contemporary artists bring theirunique visions to Louis Vuitton’s timeless and feminine classic: the Capucines bag.     The third chapter of Louis Vuitton’s limited-edition, artist-designed Artycapucines Collection is further proof ofthe bag’s ability to inspire unbridled creativity. For this latest collection, six internationally acclaimed artists –Gregor Hildebrandt, Donna Huanca, Huang Yuxing, Vik Muniz, Paola Pivi, and Zeng Fanzhi – have transformed the blank canvas of the iconic bag named after Rue Neuve-des-Capucines, the Parisian street on which Louis Vuitton opened his first store in 1854.     After the first two Artycapucines chapters, the six new bags attest to the collection’s ability to blend the beauty and creativity of the artists’ talent with the ingenuity and absolute craftmanship of the House’s skilled artisans: Gregor Hildebrandt’s stunning black-and-white design with its screen-printed leather and LV signature inlaidwith vinyl records; Donna Huanca’s precise, powerful and tactile bag with its hand-painted embroidery and piercing rings; the beautifully embroidered and brilliantly coloured fantasy landscape of Huang Yuxing’s Capucines; Vik Muniz’s characteristically joyful design with its effervescent trompe l’oeil effects and playfulaesthetic; the complex leather marquetry and rich gold-leaf gilding of Paola Pivi’s creation; and Zeng Fanzhi’sreinterpretation of a Van Gogh self-portrait brought to life with over 700,000 remarkably worked embroidery stitches.     The Artycapucines Collection, which now contains 18 distinctive designs from celebrated artists including Henry Taylor, Beatriz Milhazes, Urs Fischer, Zhao Zhao, Jean-Michel Othoniel, and Tschabalala Self, onceagain reveals the House’s long-running desire to use its innovative spirit and artisanal expertise to help creativeminds bring their ideas to life. Each bag embodies the House’s unending commitment to savoir-faire and craft,while affirming the Capucines as the ultimate expression of Louis Vuitton’s timeless elegance.     Each bag in the third Artycapucines Collection will be available in a limited edition of 200 and released in stores worldwide at the end of October 2021.

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