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Daily Paper Launches Fall/Winter 2020 Main Line This Friday: Memoirs of a Parallel Universe
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Daily Paper Launches Fall/Winter 2020 Main Line This Friday: Memoirs of a Parallel Universe

Fashion Introducing the second drop of our latest Fall/Winter 2020 collection, presented as the Comic Book ‘Memoirs of a Parallel Universe’. Highlighting the Comic Book as one of the collection's key seasonal print, it is referenced on an array of styles including lasered-on denim, jacquard suits, and two-toned split shirts. The color palette ranges from bright green, purple, and red to soft pink, rusty orange, and darker tones on new yet timeless silhouettes, including fitted trenchcoats, and tailored puff-sleeved shirts.   Follow the lives of four fantastical characters - HoH, Nana, Yannayi, and Massassi - as we continue to explore a new world. Their four stories are directly referenced in our Fall/Winter 2020 collection, with each of the characters expressing their own style which is reflected in the collection.    The complete FW20 collection is available on September 4, at 12 PM CET worldwide and will be available throughout 2020.      Introducing the second drop of our latest Fall/Winter 2020 collection, presented as the Comic Book ‘Memoirs of a Parallel Universe’. Highlighting the Comic Book as one of the collection's key seasonal print, it is referenced on an array of styles including lasered-on denim, jacquard suits, and two-toned split shirts. The color palette ranges from bright green, purple, and red to soft pink, rusty orange, and darker tones on new yet timeless silhouettes, including fitted trenchcoats, and tailored puff-sleeved shirts.   Follow the lives of four fantastical characters - HoH, Nana, Yannayi, and Massassi - as we continue to explore a new world. Their four stories are directly referenced in our Fall/Winter 2020 collection, with each of the characters expressing their own style which is reflected in the collection.    The complete FW20 collection is available on September 4, at 12 PM CET worldwide and will be available throughout 2020.     

Barbour by ALEXACHUNG Autumn Winter 20 Collection
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Barbour by ALEXACHUNG Autumn Winter 20 Collection

Fashion This Autumn Winter 20, leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour continues its collaboration with British fashion brand, ALEXACHUNG, to create an archive inspired outerwear collection that sees classic styles reimagined through the ALEXACHUNG lens for modern city and country living.     Taking inspiration from the Barbour archives dating back to 1910, the eleven-piece collection which features 2 new baseball cap styles, is a celebration of British craftmanship and tradition that evokes a love of the great outdoors.     Alexa Chung said: “This is arguably my favourite collection to date as we approached the design process with more ambition, delving even deeper into the Barbour archive to explore new silhouettes and make them our own. This particular collection evokes an element of nostalgia fuelled by childhood memories of seeing my elders wearing similar shapes in Hampshire.     Silhouettes are more adventurous whilst the palette is paired down. Navy features quite heavily which might not come as much of a surprise to anyone who has been following my personal wardrobe, whilst earthy tones like the chestnut brown and brick red rust feel pleasingly synonymous with both brands. It's an autumnal English postcard of outerwear.     The goal with every approach is to create pieces that feel versatile enough to wear for everyday situations, both in the city and countryside, but on this occasion, she’s missing home...”     Paul Wilkinson, Global Commercial and Marketing Director, Barbour said ‘We are proud to announce another season with ALEXACHUNG. Alexa’s interest and passion in the Barbour archive has helped create another special collection which highlights Barbour’s timeless appeal reimagined by ALEXACHUNG – they’re classic country styles with a subtle fashion twist.”     Taking inspiration from the Barbour Bedale Wax, which was designed by Dame Margaret Barbour in 1980 as an equestrian jacket, the Barbour Violet Wax adds contemporary styling to a Barbour icon. Lined in a choice of Barbour’s Classic, Ancient or Red Navy Tartan, key features on the jacket include functional bellows pockets, a detachable hood and a corduroy collar. Studded back vents allow breathability, whilst a trademark ‘sugar lump’ chest pocket and a pull ring zip, add a sharp and branded look. Finished in a Sylkoil wax cotton, this is a garment that caters perfectly to both town and country living.     A timeless piece derived from Barbour’s famous fishing jacket, the Spey first introduced in the 1980s, the Barbour Floyd Wax is a cropped style that updates the aesthetic of a fishing jacket with a look suited for city life. A shearling wool collar provides warmth during colder months, together with a Classic Tartan and a black and white Northumbria Check lining which contrast against the jacket’s earthy colourways of ‘Fern’ and ‘Tan’.     Casual in design, the Barbour Cindy Sports Cap is a panelled baseball cap with a curved front and Barbour label branding on the bill. Lightweight, this accessory is available in three colourways: ‘Monks Robe’, ‘Sunset Orange’ and a ‘Northumberland Check’. Made with the winter season in mind, the Barbour Cindy Sports Wax Hat takes a Sylkoil wax finish. Country shades of ‘Fern’ and ‘Navy’ are partnered with a Classic Tartan and a Navy Red Tartan lining, completing a signature look.     The Barbour by ALEXACHUNG Autumn Winter 20 range will be available from September 20 at Barbour.com and selected stockists worldwide.     See barbour.com/alexachung for more details. This Autumn Winter 20, leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour continues its collaboration with British fashion brand, ALEXACHUNG, to create an archive inspired outerwear collection that sees classic styles reimagined through the ALEXACHUNG lens for modern city and country living.     Taking inspiration from the Barbour archives dating back to 1910, the eleven-piece collection which features 2 new baseball cap styles, is a celebration of British craftmanship and tradition that evokes a love of the great outdoors.     Alexa Chung said: “This is arguably my favourite collection to date as we approached the design process with more ambition, delving even deeper into the Barbour archive to explore new silhouettes and make them our own. This particular collection evokes an element of nostalgia fuelled by childhood memories of seeing my elders wearing similar shapes in Hampshire.     Silhouettes are more adventurous whilst the palette is paired down. Navy features quite heavily which might not come as much of a surprise to anyone who has been following my personal wardrobe, whilst earthy tones like the chestnut brown and brick red rust feel pleasingly synonymous with both brands. It's an autumnal English postcard of outerwear.     The goal with every approach is to create pieces that feel versatile enough to wear for everyday situations, both in the city and countryside, but on this occasion, she’s missing home...”     Paul Wilkinson, Global Commercial and Marketing Director, Barbour said ‘We are proud to announce another season with ALEXACHUNG. Alexa’s interest and passion in the Barbour archive has helped create another special collection which highlights Barbour’s timeless appeal reimagined by ALEXACHUNG – they’re classic country styles with a subtle fashion twist.”     Taking inspiration from the Barbour Bedale Wax, which was designed by Dame Margaret Barbour in 1980 as an equestrian jacket, the Barbour Violet Wax adds contemporary styling to a Barbour icon. Lined in a choice of Barbour’s Classic, Ancient or Red Navy Tartan, key features on the jacket include functional bellows pockets, a detachable hood and a corduroy collar. Studded back vents allow breathability, whilst a trademark ‘sugar lump’ chest pocket and a pull ring zip, add a sharp and branded look. Finished in a Sylkoil wax cotton, this is a garment that caters perfectly to both town and country living.     A timeless piece derived from Barbour’s famous fishing jacket, the Spey first introduced in the 1980s, the Barbour Floyd Wax is a cropped style that updates the aesthetic of a fishing jacket with a look suited for city life. A shearling wool collar provides warmth during colder months, together with a Classic Tartan and a black and white Northumbria Check lining which contrast against the jacket’s earthy colourways of ‘Fern’ and ‘Tan’.     Casual in design, the Barbour Cindy Sports Cap is a panelled baseball cap with a curved front and Barbour label branding on the bill. Lightweight, this accessory is available in three colourways: ‘Monks Robe’, ‘Sunset Orange’ and a ‘Northumberland Check’. Made with the winter season in mind, the Barbour Cindy Sports Wax Hat takes a Sylkoil wax finish. Country shades of ‘Fern’ and ‘Navy’ are partnered with a Classic Tartan and a Navy Red Tartan lining, completing a signature look.     The Barbour by ALEXACHUNG Autumn Winter 20 range will be available from September 20 at Barbour.com and selected stockists worldwide.     See barbour.com/alexachung for more details.

Exclusive Editorial "Duality"
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Exclusive Editorial "Duality"

Fashion On the precipice of the new age of gender identity ; “Duality” explores the the many facets of the human experience, in a world where dresses are no longer mommy’s toy, you have yin in every bit of yang.   Directed by Nikolai Kokanovic and photographed by Michal Rzepecki, Jacob Morton deconstructs our preconceived notions of masculinity, styled by the legendary Lisa Jarvis. Full video is now live on our Instagram.   Fashion credits ; Marni & Yoji Yamamoto  On the precipice of the new age of gender identity ; “Duality” explores the the many facets of the human experience, in a world where dresses are no longer mommy’s toy, you have yin in every bit of yang.   Directed by Nikolai Kokanovic and photographed by Michal Rzepecki, Jacob Morton deconstructs our preconceived notions of masculinity, styled by the legendary Lisa Jarvis. Full video is now live on our Instagram.   Fashion credits ; Marni & Yoji Yamamoto 

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INSPIRING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN AUDEMARS PIGUET AND RALPH & RUSSO
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INSPIRING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN AUDEMARS PIGUET AND RALPH & RUSSO

Watches Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce its partnership with British luxury fashion house, Ralph & Russo. Pursuing Audemars Piguet’s commitment to fostering dialogues among creative fields, this collaboration brings together two family-owned companies driven by a strong spirit of independence and dedication to age-old craftsmanship, creativity and reinvention.     The encounter between Ralph & Russo and Audemars Piguet will provide an exclusive lens into the natural synergies between the world of Haute Horlogerie and luxury fashion. Combining inventive designs with the technical precision of age-old skills, savoir-faire remains at the heart of both brands. With teams of highly trained artisans, each expert in fields old and new, Ralph & Russo and Audemars Piguet consistently reinterpret and develop coveted skills to set pioneering trends within their industry, while bringing people together all over the world through a unique language of emotions.     “Audemars Piguet has always developedcross-disciplinary collaborations that have fuelled the creativity of our artisans. Our partnership with Ralph & Russo came together naturally. I was struck by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo’s warm welcome when we first met; they represent talent at the highest level mixed with simplicity and authenticity. The fun part was when we actually realised that our watches had already been paired with their exceptional designs many times by clients in real life who didn’t need to wait for this partnership to match our two brands!” - François-Henry Bennahmias, Chief Executive Officer     “We have long been admirers as well as clients of   Audemars Piguet and their exceptional watches, and as such, were thrilled by the prospect of a partnership. Beyond our personal affinity for the brand, we felt a strong connection and alignment through our mutual dedication to both uncompromising craftsmanship and the creation of wonderfully unique styles that withstand the test of time. Given we both share the same core values and ethos for our respective brands, we feel this is just the beginning of what we hope will be a longstanding relationship and look forward to officially launching our partnership with Audemars Piguet this fall.” - Tamara Ralph, Creative Director of Ralph & Russo and Michael Russo, Chief Executive Officer Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce its partnership with British luxury fashion house, Ralph & Russo. Pursuing Audemars Piguet’s commitment to fostering dialogues among creative fields, this collaboration brings together two family-owned companies driven by a strong spirit of independence and dedication to age-old craftsmanship, creativity and reinvention.     The encounter between Ralph & Russo and Audemars Piguet will provide an exclusive lens into the natural synergies between the world of Haute Horlogerie and luxury fashion. Combining inventive designs with the technical precision of age-old skills, savoir-faire remains at the heart of both brands. With teams of highly trained artisans, each expert in fields old and new, Ralph & Russo and Audemars Piguet consistently reinterpret and develop coveted skills to set pioneering trends within their industry, while bringing people together all over the world through a unique language of emotions.     “Audemars Piguet has always developedcross-disciplinary collaborations that have fuelled the creativity of our artisans. Our partnership with Ralph & Russo came together naturally. I was struck by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo’s warm welcome when we first met; they represent talent at the highest level mixed with simplicity and authenticity. The fun part was when we actually realised that our watches had already been paired with their exceptional designs many times by clients in real life who didn’t need to wait for this partnership to match our two brands!” - François-Henry Bennahmias, Chief Executive Officer     “We have long been admirers as well as clients of   Audemars Piguet and their exceptional watches, and as such, were thrilled by the prospect of a partnership. Beyond our personal affinity for the brand, we felt a strong connection and alignment through our mutual dedication to both uncompromising craftsmanship and the creation of wonderfully unique styles that withstand the test of time. Given we both share the same core values and ethos for our respective brands, we feel this is just the beginning of what we hope will be a longstanding relationship and look forward to officially launching our partnership with Audemars Piguet this fall.” - Tamara Ralph, Creative Director of Ralph & Russo and Michael Russo, Chief Executive Officer

The Dior Bar Jacket is reinvented in an unprecedented knit version
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The Dior Bar Jacket is reinvented in an unprecedented knit version

Design An architectural work that has stood the test of time, an eternal symbol of the New Look, the Bar jacket sealed Christian Dior's success in 1947, when it appeared in his first haute couture collection. At the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, the opening look was none other than this emblematic piece, revisited by Maria Grazia Chiuri in a new knit version. This virtuoso reinterpretation presented a challenge for the House's ateliers, which developed no fewer than four prototypes in order to accurately recreate the volume and cut that characterize the original jacket. This new object of desire combines elegance and comfort, freedom and movement, with a casual style that elevates allure. A reflection of Dior's ultra-modernity, this must-have once again transcends fashions and generations, affirming its iconic status. An architectural work that has stood the test of time, an eternal symbol of the New Look, the Bar jacket sealed Christian Dior's success in 1947, when it appeared in his first haute couture collection. At the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, the opening look was none other than this emblematic piece, revisited by Maria Grazia Chiuri in a new knit version. This virtuoso reinterpretation presented a challenge for the House's ateliers, which developed no fewer than four prototypes in order to accurately recreate the volume and cut that characterize the original jacket. This new object of desire combines elegance and comfort, freedom and movement, with a casual style that elevates allure. A reflection of Dior's ultra-modernity, this must-have once again transcends fashions and generations, affirming its iconic status.

Authenticity at its finest, Yamazato restaurant in Amsterdam
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Authenticity at its finest, Yamazato restaurant in Amsterdam

Food YAMAZATO, THE FIRST TRADITIONAL JAPANESE RESTAURANT IN EUROPE TO BE AWARDED A MICHELIN STAR. THE ACCLAIMED MULTI-COURSE EXPERIENCE IS LED BY EXECUTIVE CHEF MASANORI TOMIKAWA AND THE CUISINE FOCUSES ON THE PURITY OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE INGREDIENTS, IN A MINIMALISTIC, BALANCED STYLE.     When you arrive at Yamazato, you are awaited by a modern, yet simple traditional Japanese design, which provides comfort and sense of tranquility. The friendly waiters who are all Japanese take you to your table and welcome you with a glass of Sake. Through the windows you can enjoy the scenery of their beautiful Japanese garden with a pond all thoughtfully designed.      For lunch or dinner  you can choose between two menus at the moment. They serve the authentic Japanese haute cuisine called kaiseki ryori. You can explore the menu options on their website bellow.     If you are a culinary lover or not, Yamazato in Amsterdam  must be on your list to experience. Your taste buds will be spoiled to the highest level. The friendly staff will present each dish to you to the detail. And the sommelier will be there all the way through your meal, filling up your glass with a new wine, which blends perfectly with each course.      "Every dishes is precisely detailed and incredibly delicious aligned perfectly with wine parring. We highly reccomend it, it’s a must visit restaurant when in Amsterdam." It's my favorite restaurant."      For bookings and more information visit theri website: https://www.okura.nl/dine-and-drink/yamazato-restaurant/ YAMAZATO, THE FIRST TRADITIONAL JAPANESE RESTAURANT IN EUROPE TO BE AWARDED A MICHELIN STAR. THE ACCLAIMED MULTI-COURSE EXPERIENCE IS LED BY EXECUTIVE CHEF MASANORI TOMIKAWA AND THE CUISINE FOCUSES ON THE PURITY OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE INGREDIENTS, IN A MINIMALISTIC, BALANCED STYLE.     When you arrive at Yamazato, you are awaited by a modern, yet simple traditional Japanese design, which provides comfort and sense of tranquility. The friendly waiters who are all Japanese take you to your table and welcome you with a glass of Sake. Through the windows you can enjoy the scenery of their beautiful Japanese garden with a pond all thoughtfully designed.      For lunch or dinner  you can choose between two menus at the moment. They serve the authentic Japanese haute cuisine called kaiseki ryori. You can explore the menu options on their website bellow.     If you are a culinary lover or not, Yamazato in Amsterdam  must be on your list to experience. Your taste buds will be spoiled to the highest level. The friendly staff will present each dish to you to the detail. And the sommelier will be there all the way through your meal, filling up your glass with a new wine, which blends perfectly with each course.      "Every dishes is precisely detailed and incredibly delicious aligned perfectly with wine parring. We highly reccomend it, it’s a must visit restaurant when in Amsterdam." It's my favorite restaurant."      For bookings and more information visit theri website: https://www.okura.nl/dine-and-drink/yamazato-restaurant/

Nxt Museum, the first new media art museum in the Netherlands, opens its doors
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Nxt Museum, the first new media art museum in the Netherlands, opens its doors

Art From last week, visitors can immerse themselves in the futuristic world of Nxt Museum.The groundbreaking museum - which is the first in the Netherlands dedicated to New Media Art - opens its doors to the public with the inaugural exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’.     Located in the up-and-coming North of Amsterdam, Nxt Museum presents eight large-scale, multi-sensory art installations, four of which have been commissioned by and are premiering at Nxt Museum. Each of the multi-disciplinary installations has been created in collaboration with local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering academic research and technological innovation.     Merel van Helsdingen, Founder and Managing Director of the museum, said: “We’re excited beyond belief to be welcoming our first visitors today after three years in-the-making and some hurdles along the way. At Nxt Museum, we fuse innovative art and state-of-the-art technology to reflect on the present and look towards the future. I hope that our visitors will feel challenged, stimulated and inspired by these incredible artworks and will leave with new understandings of the world and their place within it.”     Shifting Proximities, curated by Bogomir Doringer with co-curator Jesse Damiani, examines how human experience and interaction are affected by social and technological change. Visitors are invited to engage and interact physically, emotionally and intellectually with the art — from experiencing the formation of a black hole, to learning how plants communicate with each other, and subjecting themselves to the flaws of facial recognition algorithms.     Curator Bogomir Doringer said: “We’re opening the museum in times of COVID-19, which has dramatically shifted the proximities between us and has changed life as we know it. In moments like these, we must come together and unite towards common goals. Shifting Proximities explores how technology helps us stay connected and protected, while confronting how it can be mobilised to control and exploit us. We place artists at the forefront of navigating these complex contradictions and, by relying on active audience participation, we aim to highlight the role and responsibility of us all in shaping the future.”     The works in the first exhibition are: ●  Connected (2020), a new commission by audio-visual artist Roelof Knol with sound by Marc Mahfoud ●  Topologies #1 (2020), a new commission by United Visual Artists (UVA) ●  Habitat (2020), a new work by artist Heleen Blanken with software developer NAIVI and sound artist Stijn van Beek ●  Distortions in Spacetime (2018-2020) by audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast ●  Econtinuum (2020), a new commission by ecological artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso ●  Biometric Mirror (2018-2020) by sci-fi artist and body architect Lucy McRae and Dr Niels Wouters, an action researcher in human-computer interaction and digital ethics ●  Nxt Stage presents: Dimensional Sampling (2019-2020) by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) ●  Nxt Lab presents: a series of four videoworks by Algorithmic Justice League and Joy Buolamwini. Shaking up the tradition of wall texts, digital artist Benjamin Muzzin and sound designer Danny van der Lagt have been commissioned to create explanatory materials that use a combination of projections, moving-image and text to delve further into the rigorous research and collaborative creative process behind each of the art installations. The ‘transition rooms’, situated between the art installations, also offer visitors a place to relax, reflect and re-set as they move through the exhibition.     Shifting Proximities takes over the entirety of Nxt Museum’s 1,400 square metre exhibition space, includingNxt Lab – a dynamic space for education, research and development, and home to the artist residency programme – and Nxt Stage, a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art. These two regularly- rotating spaces allow Nxt Museum to stay relevant and respond to urgent socio-political concerns. From last week, visitors can immerse themselves in the futuristic world of Nxt Museum.The groundbreaking museum - which is the first in the Netherlands dedicated to New Media Art - opens its doors to the public with the inaugural exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’.     Located in the up-and-coming North of Amsterdam, Nxt Museum presents eight large-scale, multi-sensory art installations, four of which have been commissioned by and are premiering at Nxt Museum. Each of the multi-disciplinary installations has been created in collaboration with local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering academic research and technological innovation.     Merel van Helsdingen, Founder and Managing Director of the museum, said: “We’re excited beyond belief to be welcoming our first visitors today after three years in-the-making and some hurdles along the way. At Nxt Museum, we fuse innovative art and state-of-the-art technology to reflect on the present and look towards the future. I hope that our visitors will feel challenged, stimulated and inspired by these incredible artworks and will leave with new understandings of the world and their place within it.”     Shifting Proximities, curated by Bogomir Doringer with co-curator Jesse Damiani, examines how human experience and interaction are affected by social and technological change. Visitors are invited to engage and interact physically, emotionally and intellectually with the art — from experiencing the formation of a black hole, to learning how plants communicate with each other, and subjecting themselves to the flaws of facial recognition algorithms.     Curator Bogomir Doringer said: “We’re opening the museum in times of COVID-19, which has dramatically shifted the proximities between us and has changed life as we know it. In moments like these, we must come together and unite towards common goals. Shifting Proximities explores how technology helps us stay connected and protected, while confronting how it can be mobilised to control and exploit us. We place artists at the forefront of navigating these complex contradictions and, by relying on active audience participation, we aim to highlight the role and responsibility of us all in shaping the future.”     The works in the first exhibition are: ●  Connected (2020), a new commission by audio-visual artist Roelof Knol with sound by Marc Mahfoud ●  Topologies #1 (2020), a new commission by United Visual Artists (UVA) ●  Habitat (2020), a new work by artist Heleen Blanken with software developer NAIVI and sound artist Stijn van Beek ●  Distortions in Spacetime (2018-2020) by audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast ●  Econtinuum (2020), a new commission by ecological artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso ●  Biometric Mirror (2018-2020) by sci-fi artist and body architect Lucy McRae and Dr Niels Wouters, an action researcher in human-computer interaction and digital ethics ●  Nxt Stage presents: Dimensional Sampling (2019-2020) by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) ●  Nxt Lab presents: a series of four videoworks by Algorithmic Justice League and Joy Buolamwini. Shaking up the tradition of wall texts, digital artist Benjamin Muzzin and sound designer Danny van der Lagt have been commissioned to create explanatory materials that use a combination of projections, moving-image and text to delve further into the rigorous research and collaborative creative process behind each of the art installations. The ‘transition rooms’, situated between the art installations, also offer visitors a place to relax, reflect and re-set as they move through the exhibition.     Shifting Proximities takes over the entirety of Nxt Museum’s 1,400 square metre exhibition space, includingNxt Lab – a dynamic space for education, research and development, and home to the artist residency programme – and Nxt Stage, a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art. These two regularly- rotating spaces allow Nxt Museum to stay relevant and respond to urgent socio-political concerns.

MONTBLANC REDEFINES THE MEANING OF SUCCESS WITH NEW GLOBAL BRAND CAMPAIGN
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MONTBLANC REDEFINES THE MEANING OF SUCCESS WITH NEW GLOBAL BRAND CAMPAIGN

Accessories Montblanc’s new global brand campaign - What Moves You, Makes You - brings to life the Maison’s mission to inspire people to express their full potential on their own terms, and celebrates those who have found their own original path to rewriting the codes of success for the 21st century. Launching in late August 2020, the campaign highlights authentic stories supporting the idea that following your passion defines you as a person.     The campaign captures the inspiring journeys of award- winning screenwriter and lmmaker Spike Lee with a legacy that has impacted culture in undeniable ways, actor Taron Egerton with an incredible journey ahead of him, and actor and school founder Chen Kun who constantly nds new ways to give back to his community while pursuing his love for creativity.     “With this new campaign, we are engaging with a new global generation of leaders and professionals, inspiring them to achieve their full potential as they journey through a life led by passion. It expresses a new aspiration to live a life where the professional and personal don’t compete with each other, but enrich one another. While at different stages in their careers, the three creative catalysts we are spotlighting are living proof that following what moves you, ultimately leads you to a place of ful lment and success,” says Vincent Montalescot, Montblanc EVP Marketing. Montblanc’s new global brand campaign - What Moves You, Makes You - brings to life the Maison’s mission to inspire people to express their full potential on their own terms, and celebrates those who have found their own original path to rewriting the codes of success for the 21st century. Launching in late August 2020, the campaign highlights authentic stories supporting the idea that following your passion defines you as a person.     The campaign captures the inspiring journeys of award- winning screenwriter and lmmaker Spike Lee with a legacy that has impacted culture in undeniable ways, actor Taron Egerton with an incredible journey ahead of him, and actor and school founder Chen Kun who constantly nds new ways to give back to his community while pursuing his love for creativity.     “With this new campaign, we are engaging with a new global generation of leaders and professionals, inspiring them to achieve their full potential as they journey through a life led by passion. It expresses a new aspiration to live a life where the professional and personal don’t compete with each other, but enrich one another. While at different stages in their careers, the three creative catalysts we are spotlighting are living proof that following what moves you, ultimately leads you to a place of ful lment and success,” says Vincent Montalescot, Montblanc EVP Marketing.

In conversation with Sandra Mansour
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In conversation with Sandra Mansour

Fashion We had a delight speaking with Sandra Mansour about her new collaboration with H&M.     What is your collection in collaboration with H&M dedicated to?   Light and Hope! We used the sun and sunflower to bring these two components of nature to life. We wanted to create a collection that speaks true to the need for hope in these trying times.    How did the collaborative process begin?  ​ I received an email while I was on a weekend getaway celebrating my birthday. Next thing I knew, I was on a flight to Stockholm the week after that, and thus began this beautiful journey. It has been a remarkable experience working with the Fleur du Soleil team!  What inspired this collection?    In this specific collection, I referenced four female artists that serve as a constant inspiration to me. Toyen, Dorothea Tanning, Lena Leclercq and Bibi Zogbé. In every collection, I always gravitate towards painters and writers. They both serve as a guiding force for my imagination, and my creative process. Toyen and Dorothea Tanning, are excellent artists in their self-expression, and bringing to life the true meaning of surrealism. You can’t help but escape when you come across one of their paintings. Lena Leclercq, a poet that evokes in-depth emotion and expands your thought process with words, strong yet soft words. Finally, Bibi Zogbé, is a Lebanese painter, who painted flowers as an ode to her homeland. Her ability to express herself and her emotion through a single representation is so powerful, it summons emotions and thoughts you were never really aware you had.    Tell us what makes this collection especially unique in your point of view.   All the pieces that we made, and the fabrics we used make the Fleur du Soleil collection very poetic and true to the Sandra Mansour aesthetic. When collaborating we really wanted to bring both brand identities to life, the coolness of H&M and the ethereal feel of Sandra Mansour. We used soft and flowy fabrics, like point d’esprit , and ruffles, signature features found in many collections.  The campaign is also a very unique and true testimony to the House of Sandra Mansour. The fact that we were able to collaborate in this process as well gave both of us ability to express ourselves especially well, and the outcome is life.    Which are the key pieces of the collection?   I honestly love all the pieces, we really worked hard on creating a concise and fashion forward collection. We wanted a collection that translates easily from daywear to nightwear. I personally, love the caftan with the embossed sunflower print, the black wrap dress, and the point d’esprit tulle ruffled dress, which is a staple piece. All the accessories are easy to wear and add an extra flare to every outfit. Lastly, the t-shirt and hoody are my go to easy pieces.    What does a sunflower represent to you? Hope and light, this flower needs light to blossom, and so does all life on earth. It is a recurring flower, I used it in my first ready-to-wear Bridal collection. I think there is a very poetic, yet strong trait that can be found in the Sunflower. It is a flower that has the same cycle as the sun, it revolves its pattern around it, setting and rising at the same time.    What message are you sending to the women with this collection?   To persevere, and be agile. I think this year has taught us  how unexpected forces can come into play, and influence our lives in ways we never thought possible. For that, we need to be open to newness and change, and remember with change, no matter how difficult new opportunities prosper, and new visions come to life. Move forward with an open mind, and remember the light will always guide us.     all images by OUMAYMA BOUMESHOULI. We had a delight speaking with Sandra Mansour about her new collaboration with H&M.     What is your collection in collaboration with H&M dedicated to?   Light and Hope! We used the sun and sunflower to bring these two components of nature to life. We wanted to create a collection that speaks true to the need for hope in these trying times.    How did the collaborative process begin?  ​ I received an email while I was on a weekend getaway celebrating my birthday. Next thing I knew, I was on a flight to Stockholm the week after that, and thus began this beautiful journey. It has been a remarkable experience working with the Fleur du Soleil team!  What inspired this collection?    In this specific collection, I referenced four female artists that serve as a constant inspiration to me. Toyen, Dorothea Tanning, Lena Leclercq and Bibi Zogbé. In every collection, I always gravitate towards painters and writers. They both serve as a guiding force for my imagination, and my creative process. Toyen and Dorothea Tanning, are excellent artists in their self-expression, and bringing to life the true meaning of surrealism. You can’t help but escape when you come across one of their paintings. Lena Leclercq, a poet that evokes in-depth emotion and expands your thought process with words, strong yet soft words. Finally, Bibi Zogbé, is a Lebanese painter, who painted flowers as an ode to her homeland. Her ability to express herself and her emotion through a single representation is so powerful, it summons emotions and thoughts you were never really aware you had.    Tell us what makes this collection especially unique in your point of view.   All the pieces that we made, and the fabrics we used make the Fleur du Soleil collection very poetic and true to the Sandra Mansour aesthetic. When collaborating we really wanted to bring both brand identities to life, the coolness of H&M and the ethereal feel of Sandra Mansour. We used soft and flowy fabrics, like point d’esprit , and ruffles, signature features found in many collections.  The campaign is also a very unique and true testimony to the House of Sandra Mansour. The fact that we were able to collaborate in this process as well gave both of us ability to express ourselves especially well, and the outcome is life.    Which are the key pieces of the collection?   I honestly love all the pieces, we really worked hard on creating a concise and fashion forward collection. We wanted a collection that translates easily from daywear to nightwear. I personally, love the caftan with the embossed sunflower print, the black wrap dress, and the point d’esprit tulle ruffled dress, which is a staple piece. All the accessories are easy to wear and add an extra flare to every outfit. Lastly, the t-shirt and hoody are my go to easy pieces.    What does a sunflower represent to you? Hope and light, this flower needs light to blossom, and so does all life on earth. It is a recurring flower, I used it in my first ready-to-wear Bridal collection. I think there is a very poetic, yet strong trait that can be found in the Sunflower. It is a flower that has the same cycle as the sun, it revolves its pattern around it, setting and rising at the same time.    What message are you sending to the women with this collection?   To persevere, and be agile. I think this year has taught us  how unexpected forces can come into play, and influence our lives in ways we never thought possible. For that, we need to be open to newness and change, and remember with change, no matter how difficult new opportunities prosper, and new visions come to life. Move forward with an open mind, and remember the light will always guide us.     all images by OUMAYMA BOUMESHOULI.

Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2020
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Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2020

Men The title of the Fall-Winter 2020 collection, ‘Heaven on Earth’ is an image of the core values embodied by Virgil Abloh atLouis Vuitton: a dream world that transcends prejudice as an objective to inspire inclusivity and unity-in-diversity through his work. It is underpinned by the overarching philosophy of Black Imagination and the continual imbuement of Black representation within fashion, luxury and beyond. Shot in London, the campaign lends its platform to young creative talent from across the arts, featuring the likes of British actor Michael Ward and Ghanaian model Ottawa Kwami as part of its cast.     The collection studies the anthropology of the suit and the reprogramming of traditional dress codes. Virgil Abloh investigates the lifelong relationship formed by adolescent and young men with shirting and suiting in a material and gurative exercise in freedom, presented within the familiar constrictions of tailoring. The rm symbol of convention, trade and success, the tapered silhouette departs its corporate comfort zone. Twisted and turned, the dress codes of an old world are neutralised, re-appropriated and embraced for a progressive joie de vivre.   Black Imagination: The transformative process of rethinking and overturning the inherited and often unconscious expectations tied to Black identities through history, and creating an encouraging Black consciousness for the present and the future.     The utopian idea of ‘Heaven on Earth’ creates the framework for the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2020 Men’s campaign. Photographed by Tim Walker, the images widen the collection’s surrealist lens through the metaphorical language of clouds. Applying his ongoing premise of Boyhood – seeing the world through the unspoiled eyes of a child – Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh employs clouds as a symbol of freedom, unity and peace. Evading constraint, territory and possession, they are dreamlike bodies oating across a sky observed universally across borders and beliefs. The title of the Fall-Winter 2020 collection, ‘Heaven on Earth’ is an image of the core values embodied by Virgil Abloh atLouis Vuitton: a dream world that transcends prejudice as an objective to inspire inclusivity and unity-in-diversity through his work. It is underpinned by the overarching philosophy of Black Imagination and the continual imbuement of Black representation within fashion, luxury and beyond. Shot in London, the campaign lends its platform to young creative talent from across the arts, featuring the likes of British actor Michael Ward and Ghanaian model Ottawa Kwami as part of its cast.     The collection studies the anthropology of the suit and the reprogramming of traditional dress codes. Virgil Abloh investigates the lifelong relationship formed by adolescent and young men with shirting and suiting in a material and gurative exercise in freedom, presented within the familiar constrictions of tailoring. The rm symbol of convention, trade and success, the tapered silhouette departs its corporate comfort zone. Twisted and turned, the dress codes of an old world are neutralised, re-appropriated and embraced for a progressive joie de vivre.   Black Imagination: The transformative process of rethinking and overturning the inherited and often unconscious expectations tied to Black identities through history, and creating an encouraging Black consciousness for the present and the future.     The utopian idea of ‘Heaven on Earth’ creates the framework for the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2020 Men’s campaign. Photographed by Tim Walker, the images widen the collection’s surrealist lens through the metaphorical language of clouds. Applying his ongoing premise of Boyhood – seeing the world through the unspoiled eyes of a child – Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh employs clouds as a symbol of freedom, unity and peace. Evading constraint, territory and possession, they are dreamlike bodies oating across a sky observed universally across borders and beliefs.

Filling Pieces open their first permanent store in Amsterdam
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Filling Pieces open their first permanent store in Amsterdam

Fashion Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s 9 Streets, Filling Pieces’ first permanent retail store offers a carefully curated, tangible brand experience.     The vision of the brand’s Art Director, Daniele Misso, the store has been designed to function as a creative hub and pays homage to its predecessor: the beautiful and avant-garde bookstore, Mendo. The space is intended as an interactive environment to exchange ideas and experiences between people from different backgrounds and growing communities.     “We are showcasing more than just products, curating different art from our inner-circle friendship group of artists, using our retail space as a meeting place for our community.” - Guillaume Philibert, Founder & Creative Director, FP.   Filling Pieces has once again commissioned designer Johan Viladrich for custom fittings, having previously designed the Paris showroom installation for the brand’s AW20 collection. Beyond the latest collections and exclusive product offerings, artistic collaborations merge here with product display, to create a new experience in retail. Periodically, the store will feature the work of international artists of various disciplines, providing a platform to express their interpretations and vision of society outside of conventional institutions such as art galleries and museums. For the opening, a digital reproduction of Alexandros of Antioch’s sculpture Venus de Milo is displayed. Through photogrammetry (a process mainly used for 3D scanning), Swedish artist, Mikaela Steby Stenfalk uses the 62,000+ images found under the hashtag #venusdemiloto merge together, forming a new digital original. Mikaela reflects upon reproduction and archival processes in the age of the internet, as well as our growing relationship to digital landscapes and ties to public life. The brand plans to open a larger flagship store and brand experience closer to the end of 2020, with hopes to expand to other international key cities in the next years to come.     Visit the store at the Berenstraat 11,1016GG in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Officially opened from: 17th August. Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s 9 Streets, Filling Pieces’ first permanent retail store offers a carefully curated, tangible brand experience.     The vision of the brand’s Art Director, Daniele Misso, the store has been designed to function as a creative hub and pays homage to its predecessor: the beautiful and avant-garde bookstore, Mendo. The space is intended as an interactive environment to exchange ideas and experiences between people from different backgrounds and growing communities.     “We are showcasing more than just products, curating different art from our inner-circle friendship group of artists, using our retail space as a meeting place for our community.” - Guillaume Philibert, Founder & Creative Director, FP.   Filling Pieces has once again commissioned designer Johan Viladrich for custom fittings, having previously designed the Paris showroom installation for the brand’s AW20 collection. Beyond the latest collections and exclusive product offerings, artistic collaborations merge here with product display, to create a new experience in retail. Periodically, the store will feature the work of international artists of various disciplines, providing a platform to express their interpretations and vision of society outside of conventional institutions such as art galleries and museums. For the opening, a digital reproduction of Alexandros of Antioch’s sculpture Venus de Milo is displayed. Through photogrammetry (a process mainly used for 3D scanning), Swedish artist, Mikaela Steby Stenfalk uses the 62,000+ images found under the hashtag #venusdemiloto merge together, forming a new digital original. Mikaela reflects upon reproduction and archival processes in the age of the internet, as well as our growing relationship to digital landscapes and ties to public life. The brand plans to open a larger flagship store and brand experience closer to the end of 2020, with hopes to expand to other international key cities in the next years to come.     Visit the store at the Berenstraat 11,1016GG in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Officially opened from: 17th August.

SALLE PRIVÉE launches SALLE PRIVÉE LOGO
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SALLE PRIVÉE launches SALLE PRIVÉE LOGO

Fashion The Dutch House of Design SALLE PRIVÉE, founded in 2016, presents its first collection of items with logo, in a very limited edition.     Normally, the label isn't a big fan of clothes that scream while you're wearing it; all items have only subtle references or no logo at all on the outside. But for this small capsule collection, the brand created a few items, for the fans who asked for them. The capsule collection consists of a grey sweater and two off-white t-shirts with a logo on the chest and can be worn by both men and women. All items are made from the finest cotton.     “We will never be the brand that is all about“ logo ”, but we are happy to have customers who want to proudly show they are wearing us! “Anna Hegeman - CEO, SALLE PRIVATE     SALLE PRIVÉE is known for its luxurious and permanent collection of lifestyle products designed for men, but the collection can also be worn by women. SALLE PRIVÉE always emphasizes elegance and craftsmanship in its designs, be it perfume or accessories.     The limited collection is exclusively available at salle-privee.com and at the new shop at 48 Cornelis Schuytstraat in Amsterdam. The Dutch House of Design SALLE PRIVÉE, founded in 2016, presents its first collection of items with logo, in a very limited edition.     Normally, the label isn't a big fan of clothes that scream while you're wearing it; all items have only subtle references or no logo at all on the outside. But for this small capsule collection, the brand created a few items, for the fans who asked for them. The capsule collection consists of a grey sweater and two off-white t-shirts with a logo on the chest and can be worn by both men and women. All items are made from the finest cotton.     “We will never be the brand that is all about“ logo ”, but we are happy to have customers who want to proudly show they are wearing us! “Anna Hegeman - CEO, SALLE PRIVATE     SALLE PRIVÉE is known for its luxurious and permanent collection of lifestyle products designed for men, but the collection can also be worn by women. SALLE PRIVÉE always emphasizes elegance and craftsmanship in its designs, be it perfume or accessories.     The limited collection is exclusively available at salle-privee.com and at the new shop at 48 Cornelis Schuytstraat in Amsterdam.

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