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METAMORPHOSIS OR THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION
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METAMORPHOSIS OR THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION

Accessories Befitting these turbulent times, KOMONO renews its creative vision and explores radical new design propositions. We are leaving behind ubiquitous notions of identity and are reimagining our future.     They believe change represents progress and development. It causes us to improve and helps us to transform our current environment. The ever-progressing integration of sustainable practices, both in our design as in our broader culture, is reflected within this season's novelty and reworking of our timeless classics.     SS21 now available at komono.com or in one of their stores. Befitting these turbulent times, KOMONO renews its creative vision and explores radical new design propositions. We are leaving behind ubiquitous notions of identity and are reimagining our future.     They believe change represents progress and development. It causes us to improve and helps us to transform our current environment. The ever-progressing integration of sustainable practices, both in our design as in our broader culture, is reflected within this season's novelty and reworking of our timeless classics.     SS21 now available at komono.com or in one of their stores.

H&M is proud to announce a landmark collaboration with Irish designer Simone Rocha
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H&M is proud to announce a landmark collaboration with Irish designer Simone Rocha

Fashion Continuing a long tradition of acclaimed designer collaborations, H&M is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with the London-based fashion designer Simone Rocha. The Simone Rocha x H&M collection will include Rocha’s signature womenswear, alongside menswear and childrenswear. This marks the first time that Simone Rocha has offered a wardrobe for the entire family. Each category combines a full wardrobe; special occasionwear, including tulle dresses and tailoring, alongside knits, shirting, outerwear such as trenches, casual t-shirts, accessories, including Rocha’s signature sparkling jewellery and pearl-embellished footwear.     Simone Rochais the first Irish designer to undertake such a collaboration with H&M. This collection, like all her work, celebrates her personal inter-ethnic heritage and the myriad inspirations which have defined the growth of her label, from the traditions and crafts of Hong Kong through to the greats of art history.      TheSimone Rochax H&M collection considers the many silhouettes, fabrications, embellishments shapes and influences that have defined the Simone Rochaworld, offering new twists on signatures and paying homage to key collections that have defined the Simone Rochabrand story. We see glimmers of Tudor courtiers, of wild florals, of portraits and photographs, of dolls and playthings. There is tartan, beading, florals, pinks, reds, and bespoke fabrications, developed in house, especially for this collaboration. In forming this collection, Simone Rochaspent time reflecting on her brand’s archive, combing her past collections and carefully reworking favourites into dynamic new propositions that feel right for today.     The collection, which will be released March 11, also celebrates a decade of the Simone Rocha label – a great achievement for an independent London-based brand. Rocha’s label is acclaimed for the strength of its vision – and a consistency that runs throughout each new garment, allowing wearers of the brand to mix and match pieces across seasons. This collection is informed with a similar desire to create hard-working pieces to be loved, cherished and worn again and again. It is an invitation into the Simone Rochaworld, extended to all.     “I am so thrilled to be working with H&M on this very special collection. It truly is a celebration of the signatures of my brand, and the influences that have shaped me. As a designer, and as a customer, I’ve been such a fan of the H&M collaboration concept. Margiela, Alber Elbaz, Comme des Garcons – it’s such an amazing list of alumni to be a part of.”– Simone Rocha.     “Simone Rochahas been on the H&M wish-list for some time. This collaboration offers a new audience the chance to own a very special piece of design history. All of us at H&M have been so inspired to work with a female designer who spends so much time thinking about contemporary femininity, and womanhood, and who is so committed to excellence in craft and design, from the process of developing special fabrications, to pushing silhouettes, shapes and embellishments. Every garment within this collection is unique, special and the result of years of work and meticulous research.” - Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M.  Continuing a long tradition of acclaimed designer collaborations, H&M is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with the London-based fashion designer Simone Rocha. The Simone Rocha x H&M collection will include Rocha’s signature womenswear, alongside menswear and childrenswear. This marks the first time that Simone Rocha has offered a wardrobe for the entire family. Each category combines a full wardrobe; special occasionwear, including tulle dresses and tailoring, alongside knits, shirting, outerwear such as trenches, casual t-shirts, accessories, including Rocha’s signature sparkling jewellery and pearl-embellished footwear.     Simone Rochais the first Irish designer to undertake such a collaboration with H&M. This collection, like all her work, celebrates her personal inter-ethnic heritage and the myriad inspirations which have defined the growth of her label, from the traditions and crafts of Hong Kong through to the greats of art history.      TheSimone Rochax H&M collection considers the many silhouettes, fabrications, embellishments shapes and influences that have defined the Simone Rochaworld, offering new twists on signatures and paying homage to key collections that have defined the Simone Rochabrand story. We see glimmers of Tudor courtiers, of wild florals, of portraits and photographs, of dolls and playthings. There is tartan, beading, florals, pinks, reds, and bespoke fabrications, developed in house, especially for this collaboration. In forming this collection, Simone Rochaspent time reflecting on her brand’s archive, combing her past collections and carefully reworking favourites into dynamic new propositions that feel right for today.     The collection, which will be released March 11, also celebrates a decade of the Simone Rocha label – a great achievement for an independent London-based brand. Rocha’s label is acclaimed for the strength of its vision – and a consistency that runs throughout each new garment, allowing wearers of the brand to mix and match pieces across seasons. This collection is informed with a similar desire to create hard-working pieces to be loved, cherished and worn again and again. It is an invitation into the Simone Rochaworld, extended to all.     “I am so thrilled to be working with H&M on this very special collection. It truly is a celebration of the signatures of my brand, and the influences that have shaped me. As a designer, and as a customer, I’ve been such a fan of the H&M collaboration concept. Margiela, Alber Elbaz, Comme des Garcons – it’s such an amazing list of alumni to be a part of.”– Simone Rocha.     “Simone Rochahas been on the H&M wish-list for some time. This collaboration offers a new audience the chance to own a very special piece of design history. All of us at H&M have been so inspired to work with a female designer who spends so much time thinking about contemporary femininity, and womanhood, and who is so committed to excellence in craft and design, from the process of developing special fabrications, to pushing silhouettes, shapes and embellishments. Every garment within this collection is unique, special and the result of years of work and meticulous research.” - Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M. 

Gucci’s campaign for Lunar New Year celebrates the House’s dedicated collection featuring Japanese manga character Doraemon
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Gucci’s campaign for Lunar New Year celebrates the House’s dedicated collection featuring Japanese manga character Doraemon

Fashion To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, commencing on February 12th and which heralds the Year of the Ox, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele has imagined a dedicated collection of special items that feature the famous Japanese manga and anime character, Doraemon – the cat-type robot sent from the XXII century to help a young boy called Nobita Nobi with secret gadgets from his four-dimensional pouch. The resulting Doraemon X Gucci collaboration is also marking the manga’s 50th anniversary.     The special collection for men and women featuring pop icon Doraemon in his classic blue color over the GG motif, across different product categories, will debut on January 12th.  Later in the month of January, a new special and playful Doraemon‘s disguise, exclusively created in tribute to the year of the Ox, will be revealed.     For the occasion, Doreamon takes the stage of the new Gucci Lunar New Year campaign shot by photographer Angelo Pennetta. This highly recognizable character becomes a companion who transforms everyday activities into joyful adventures. From having breakfast, to playing video games with friends or partying in the garden, the affable Doraemon in the role of an imaginary friend brings color into people’s lives.     The pieces will be promoted through Gucci’s digital channels and selected Gucci stores worldwide. Gucci Pins, the House’s ephemeral stores inspired by the pins seen on interactive digital maps, will also bring immersive shopping experiences to several cities.     The Gucci 2021 Lunar New Year Collection has its own sustainable packaging, which comprises fully recyclable green bags and matching swing tickets referencing the 50th anniversary of the cartoon, all featuring Doraemon.     Furtherly under the spotlight, the Japanese manga character will take over selected store façades and street installations in different cities across Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.  Doraemon will also be the star of two Gucci ArtWalls in Shanghai and Hong Kong, where he will pose over the GG motif, as in the collection.      Bespoke entertainment will be available on the Gucci App bringing Doraemon figure to life thanks to Augmented Reality. Scanning the Gucci ArtWalls and the dedicated packaging, users will discover a choreography by their favourite character.     Credits:   ©Fujiko-Pro Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Cristopher Simmonds Photographer: Angelo Pennetta To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, commencing on February 12th and which heralds the Year of the Ox, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele has imagined a dedicated collection of special items that feature the famous Japanese manga and anime character, Doraemon – the cat-type robot sent from the XXII century to help a young boy called Nobita Nobi with secret gadgets from his four-dimensional pouch. The resulting Doraemon X Gucci collaboration is also marking the manga’s 50th anniversary.     The special collection for men and women featuring pop icon Doraemon in his classic blue color over the GG motif, across different product categories, will debut on January 12th.  Later in the month of January, a new special and playful Doraemon‘s disguise, exclusively created in tribute to the year of the Ox, will be revealed.     For the occasion, Doreamon takes the stage of the new Gucci Lunar New Year campaign shot by photographer Angelo Pennetta. This highly recognizable character becomes a companion who transforms everyday activities into joyful adventures. From having breakfast, to playing video games with friends or partying in the garden, the affable Doraemon in the role of an imaginary friend brings color into people’s lives.     The pieces will be promoted through Gucci’s digital channels and selected Gucci stores worldwide. Gucci Pins, the House’s ephemeral stores inspired by the pins seen on interactive digital maps, will also bring immersive shopping experiences to several cities.     The Gucci 2021 Lunar New Year Collection has its own sustainable packaging, which comprises fully recyclable green bags and matching swing tickets referencing the 50th anniversary of the cartoon, all featuring Doraemon.     Furtherly under the spotlight, the Japanese manga character will take over selected store façades and street installations in different cities across Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.  Doraemon will also be the star of two Gucci ArtWalls in Shanghai and Hong Kong, where he will pose over the GG motif, as in the collection.      Bespoke entertainment will be available on the Gucci App bringing Doraemon figure to life thanks to Augmented Reality. Scanning the Gucci ArtWalls and the dedicated packaging, users will discover a choreography by their favourite character.     Credits:   ©Fujiko-Pro Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Cristopher Simmonds Photographer: Angelo Pennetta

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Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021
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Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021

Men Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Myth vs. Reality: The Full Story’ Chicago, IL, September 2020.     “The more mundane the xed text, the more dramatic is the Signifyin(g) revision. It is this principle of repetition and difference, this practice of intertextuality, which has been so crucial to black vernacular forms of Signifyin(g), jazz and its antecedents, the blues, spirituals, and ragtime. Signifyin(g) is so fundamentally black...so shared in [our] culture as to have long ago become second nature to its users.” – Henry Louis Gates, The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African- American Literary Criticism, 1988.     “The narrative of direct cause and effect, the lapsarian before and after, of heroic origin and farcical repetition, will no longer do. Many of us recite this narrative without much thought – but with great condescension toward the very possibility of contemporary art. “ – Hal Foster, Who’s Afraid of the Neo-Avant-Garde?, 1994.     In the fall of 2019, on a life-related hiatus, Virgil Abloh found himself introspective at home for an extended period of time after several years of non-stop travel and continuous work. He spent this time around his mother and father saturated in his Ghanaian heritage and childhood memories. He decided that moving forward, the creative premises of his work at Louis Vuitton would spring directly from his cultural heritage. His work would visualise unapologetic Black Imagination in an autobiographical and deeply personal voice. A second-gener-ation African-American, Abloh’s Ghanaian-born parents draped his childhood in a cultural tapestry of Kente cloth, hand-carvedgurines, wooden masks, and the iconography of spirituality. That winter, he approached his mother Eunice with an idea. Soon, Mrs Abloh commissioned a series of traditional wooden sculptures from family artisans in the Arts Centre market in Accra, Ghana. Imagined by her son, the artefacts fused the properties of West African art with the characteristics of Louis Vuitton. These works of art created the foundation for his Spring-Summer 2021 collection.     Now, Abloh’s every point of inspiration came to life through the lens of his childhood. Slender suiting, broad shoulders, and surreal accessories and motifs reminded him of the way Ghanaian men – his father in- cluded – dressed in the 1970s. These men came of age in the early years of Ghanaian independence from colonial rule and used the symbolic power of style and tailoring to express newfound power and freedom. Abloh drew parallels to ska, two tone and the African diaspora’s manifestation in the Jamaican elements adopted by British subculture, as well as the patterns and silhouettes of La Sape, the dandies of Kinshasaand Brazzaville. In the red, yellow and green of the Ghanaian and Ethiopian ags, Abloh recognisedthe wardrobes associated with Rasta and reggae.     Shopping for his children in a toy store in Paris in January 2020, he caught a glimpse of him-self in a mirror, his pockets stuffed with puppets of all shapes and colours. They made him think of the carved masks, gurines and dollshe knew from Ghana, and references he recognised from the Louis Vuitton genetics: a teddy bear designed by Marc Jacobs for the Spring-Summer 2005 Men’s collection, and the Maroquinaris. Zoologicae series of small leather goods created for the house by Billie Achilleos in 2011.     Organically, the colourful characters of ‘Zoooom with friends’came to life, animating garments and accessories throughout his collection. Abloh based each character on real people in his life who accompanied him on his journey since his first days in the Louis Vuitton offices. The symbiosis of inspirations that informed the puppets made Abloh contemplate the cultural and sub-cultural belonging we ascribe to the things that inspire us: the territorialism of inspirations, and the myths of derivation wecreate around objects, references and people. In the tradition of Thomas Mann, myths are stories spun from collective memory. They are tools for authors and artists, which transcend the existing and allow for the creation of something new. “I have never tried to produce the illusion that I am the source of the history of Joseph,” Mann said of his bildungsroman Joseph and His Brothers published 1933-43. “Before it could be told, it happened, it sprang from the source from which all history springs, and tells itself as it goes.”     A suit painted in clouds reminds some of Magritte and others of Raphael, but in the eyes of a child, does it not belong to a skygazed upon mutuallyacross the globe? In his essay The Myth of Originality in Contemporary Art from 1964, the sculptor David Hare re ects on theoriginality of familiar and age-old imagery in art. “A Rembrandt cow has little resemblance to a Dubu etcow and neither of them are art because of the cow, who [...] is hermetically original. More simply, man’s originality is comparative, whereas God’s may notbe.” He further argues: “Once an artist begins to use originali- ty as an attribute which is his, once the public begins to go out of their way to look for it, its meaning is lost.” Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Myth vs. Reality: The Full Story’ Chicago, IL, September 2020.     “The more mundane the xed text, the more dramatic is the Signifyin(g) revision. It is this principle of repetition and difference, this practice of intertextuality, which has been so crucial to black vernacular forms of Signifyin(g), jazz and its antecedents, the blues, spirituals, and ragtime. Signifyin(g) is so fundamentally black...so shared in [our] culture as to have long ago become second nature to its users.” – Henry Louis Gates, The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African- American Literary Criticism, 1988.     “The narrative of direct cause and effect, the lapsarian before and after, of heroic origin and farcical repetition, will no longer do. Many of us recite this narrative without much thought – but with great condescension toward the very possibility of contemporary art. “ – Hal Foster, Who’s Afraid of the Neo-Avant-Garde?, 1994.     In the fall of 2019, on a life-related hiatus, Virgil Abloh found himself introspective at home for an extended period of time after several years of non-stop travel and continuous work. He spent this time around his mother and father saturated in his Ghanaian heritage and childhood memories. He decided that moving forward, the creative premises of his work at Louis Vuitton would spring directly from his cultural heritage. His work would visualise unapologetic Black Imagination in an autobiographical and deeply personal voice. A second-gener-ation African-American, Abloh’s Ghanaian-born parents draped his childhood in a cultural tapestry of Kente cloth, hand-carvedgurines, wooden masks, and the iconography of spirituality. That winter, he approached his mother Eunice with an idea. Soon, Mrs Abloh commissioned a series of traditional wooden sculptures from family artisans in the Arts Centre market in Accra, Ghana. Imagined by her son, the artefacts fused the properties of West African art with the characteristics of Louis Vuitton. These works of art created the foundation for his Spring-Summer 2021 collection.     Now, Abloh’s every point of inspiration came to life through the lens of his childhood. Slender suiting, broad shoulders, and surreal accessories and motifs reminded him of the way Ghanaian men – his father in- cluded – dressed in the 1970s. These men came of age in the early years of Ghanaian independence from colonial rule and used the symbolic power of style and tailoring to express newfound power and freedom. Abloh drew parallels to ska, two tone and the African diaspora’s manifestation in the Jamaican elements adopted by British subculture, as well as the patterns and silhouettes of La Sape, the dandies of Kinshasaand Brazzaville. In the red, yellow and green of the Ghanaian and Ethiopian ags, Abloh recognisedthe wardrobes associated with Rasta and reggae.     Shopping for his children in a toy store in Paris in January 2020, he caught a glimpse of him-self in a mirror, his pockets stuffed with puppets of all shapes and colours. They made him think of the carved masks, gurines and dollshe knew from Ghana, and references he recognised from the Louis Vuitton genetics: a teddy bear designed by Marc Jacobs for the Spring-Summer 2005 Men’s collection, and the Maroquinaris. Zoologicae series of small leather goods created for the house by Billie Achilleos in 2011.     Organically, the colourful characters of ‘Zoooom with friends’came to life, animating garments and accessories throughout his collection. Abloh based each character on real people in his life who accompanied him on his journey since his first days in the Louis Vuitton offices. The symbiosis of inspirations that informed the puppets made Abloh contemplate the cultural and sub-cultural belonging we ascribe to the things that inspire us: the territorialism of inspirations, and the myths of derivation wecreate around objects, references and people. In the tradition of Thomas Mann, myths are stories spun from collective memory. They are tools for authors and artists, which transcend the existing and allow for the creation of something new. “I have never tried to produce the illusion that I am the source of the history of Joseph,” Mann said of his bildungsroman Joseph and His Brothers published 1933-43. “Before it could be told, it happened, it sprang from the source from which all history springs, and tells itself as it goes.”     A suit painted in clouds reminds some of Magritte and others of Raphael, but in the eyes of a child, does it not belong to a skygazed upon mutuallyacross the globe? In his essay The Myth of Originality in Contemporary Art from 1964, the sculptor David Hare re ects on theoriginality of familiar and age-old imagery in art. “A Rembrandt cow has little resemblance to a Dubu etcow and neither of them are art because of the cow, who [...] is hermetically original. More simply, man’s originality is comparative, whereas God’s may notbe.” He further argues: “Once an artist begins to use originali- ty as an attribute which is his, once the public begins to go out of their way to look for it, its meaning is lost.”

VERSACE SPRING-SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN: Welcome to Versacepolis
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VERSACE SPRING-SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN: Welcome to Versacepolis

Fashion Donatella Versace welcomes you to the mythical world of Versacepolis for the Spring-Summer 2021 campaign.     Dive into an underwater fantasy with fierce Versace faces Precious Lee, Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, and our new La Medusa handbag. These modern muses are captured by Mert and Marcus in a setting envisioned by Donatella. Inspired by the vastness and beauty of nature, she transports us to the ocean’s previously unexplored depths to present a campaign that is fresh, fantastical and thought-provoking.     “With these images I wanted to portray the modern Medusa. Or better, to highlight how her many faces can be drastically different from one another and every woman can actually be Medusa. All of us, with our differences and unique characters, we can express ourselves also in the way we decide to dress. The same thing is true for me, of course. We live in a world in which gender differences are no longer important and we have been given a kind of freedom like never before. Let’s use it and use it well!” - Donatella Versace     Medusa is the ruler of Versacepolis and namesake of Versace’s latest handbag line, La Medusa. Each style is adorned with a Medusa-head plaque – the same plaque that’s on the doors of Via Gesù, 12: the brand’s first headquarters in Milan. The bag takes centerstage in a series of imagery and videos that portray strength, confidence, and seduction – values at the core of the brand and our Spring-Summer 2021 Collection.     Wearing designs depicting the sea themed Trésor de la Mer motif, the models are illuminated by droplets of saltwater and pictured next to vibrant neon jellyfish, which are called Medusa in Italian.     #Versacepolis #VersaceSS21 #VersaceLaMedusa     CREDITS: Chief Creative Officer: Donatella Versace Creative Director: Ferdinando Verderi Photographers: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Stylist: Jacob K Hair Stylist: Paul Hanlon Make-Up Artist: Lucia Pieroni Talent: Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Precious Lee, Mona Tougaard, Mica Argañaraz, Raphael Balzer, Simone Bricchi   Donatella Versace welcomes you to the mythical world of Versacepolis for the Spring-Summer 2021 campaign.     Dive into an underwater fantasy with fierce Versace faces Precious Lee, Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, and our new La Medusa handbag. These modern muses are captured by Mert and Marcus in a setting envisioned by Donatella. Inspired by the vastness and beauty of nature, she transports us to the ocean’s previously unexplored depths to present a campaign that is fresh, fantastical and thought-provoking.     “With these images I wanted to portray the modern Medusa. Or better, to highlight how her many faces can be drastically different from one another and every woman can actually be Medusa. All of us, with our differences and unique characters, we can express ourselves also in the way we decide to dress. The same thing is true for me, of course. We live in a world in which gender differences are no longer important and we have been given a kind of freedom like never before. Let’s use it and use it well!” - Donatella Versace     Medusa is the ruler of Versacepolis and namesake of Versace’s latest handbag line, La Medusa. Each style is adorned with a Medusa-head plaque – the same plaque that’s on the doors of Via Gesù, 12: the brand’s first headquarters in Milan. The bag takes centerstage in a series of imagery and videos that portray strength, confidence, and seduction – values at the core of the brand and our Spring-Summer 2021 Collection.     Wearing designs depicting the sea themed Trésor de la Mer motif, the models are illuminated by droplets of saltwater and pictured next to vibrant neon jellyfish, which are called Medusa in Italian.     #Versacepolis #VersaceSS21 #VersaceLaMedusa     CREDITS: Chief Creative Officer: Donatella Versace Creative Director: Ferdinando Verderi Photographers: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott Stylist: Jacob K Hair Stylist: Paul Hanlon Make-Up Artist: Lucia Pieroni Talent: Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Precious Lee, Mona Tougaard, Mica Argañaraz, Raphael Balzer, Simone Bricchi  

DR. MARTENS X KEITH HARING: A NEW COLLABORATION WITH THE BOUNDARY-BREAKING SOCIO-POLITICAL ARTIST
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DR. MARTENS X KEITH HARING: A NEW COLLABORATION WITH THE BOUNDARY-BREAKING SOCIO-POLITICAL ARTIST

Accessories Keith Haring’s impact on the art community was unparalleled. Even those who aren’t familiar with his name are familiar with his work. His art is everywhere. On t-shirts. On the side of buildings. Chairs, keyrings and badges. And now our boots and shoes. As part of a series of collaborations with radical artists, DM’s are shining a spotlight on Haring’s legendary artwork.     The New York-based artist’s colourful, cartoonish graphics were deep-rooted in social activism. His publicly-minded pieces questioned authority whilst being accessible and upbeat. There was always more than met the eye. And therestill is. An artist who spent his life ghting for the oppressed and against convention, the proli c artist’s legacy continues to make waves. In our rst collaboration, we pay tribute to an individual who lived the DM’s mindset everysingle day.     Their Original silhouettes are printed with Haring’s instantly recognisable illustrations, and detailed with two bright character lace charms. The 1460 boot is built from Smooth leather enhanced with black graphic detailing across theupper. Complete with a strip of his bold, colourful gures graphic on the heel.     Their two 1461 shoes are made from Smooth leather and decorated with his staple designs — the rst a nod to his ‘angelicbaby’ designs with white colouring, and the second is an all-over print featuring Haring’s iconic characters.     Finishing off the collaboration is a black kids 1460 boot. Constructed from soft Hydro leather, it’s printed with his classic bat graphic and features a cartoon dog on the lace charm and an illustrated sock liner. Keith Haring’s impact on the art community was unparalleled. Even those who aren’t familiar with his name are familiar with his work. His art is everywhere. On t-shirts. On the side of buildings. Chairs, keyrings and badges. And now our boots and shoes. As part of a series of collaborations with radical artists, DM’s are shining a spotlight on Haring’s legendary artwork.     The New York-based artist’s colourful, cartoonish graphics were deep-rooted in social activism. His publicly-minded pieces questioned authority whilst being accessible and upbeat. There was always more than met the eye. And therestill is. An artist who spent his life ghting for the oppressed and against convention, the proli c artist’s legacy continues to make waves. In our rst collaboration, we pay tribute to an individual who lived the DM’s mindset everysingle day.     Their Original silhouettes are printed with Haring’s instantly recognisable illustrations, and detailed with two bright character lace charms. The 1460 boot is built from Smooth leather enhanced with black graphic detailing across theupper. Complete with a strip of his bold, colourful gures graphic on the heel.     Their two 1461 shoes are made from Smooth leather and decorated with his staple designs — the rst a nod to his ‘angelicbaby’ designs with white colouring, and the second is an all-over print featuring Haring’s iconic characters.     Finishing off the collaboration is a black kids 1460 boot. Constructed from soft Hydro leather, it’s printed with his classic bat graphic and features a cartoon dog on the lace charm and an illustrated sock liner.

ARDUSSE FOR SPRING & SUMMER
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ARDUSSE FOR SPRING & SUMMER

Fashion ARDUSSE is revealing its first campaign, photographed by South African / London based photographer Lea Colombo.     Her exploration of color meets ARDUSSE's Spring/Summer 2021 collection, which is the founding act of a story that will unfold from here on; this first idyll reiterates and outlines the foundations of the narrative, drawing direct inspiration from the first idyll of Theocritus, the Syracusan poet who originally painted the bucolic and soothing features of Arcadia, imagining man in contact with nature. A delicate language emerges from the clash of archetypal, masculine and pragmatic shapes in enveloping volumes - the parka, the blazer, the duster coat, the anorak, the pleated trousers, the tailored bermuda shorts, the ruffled shirt, the crocheted sweaters - and delicate, feminine fabrics, either impalpable or with intense, sensual textures.      Credits:   ARDUSSE SS21 CAMPAIGN Shot by: Lea Colombo Creative direction: BRAGA + FEDERICO Stylist: Giovanni Dario Laudicina Model: Marnix Eyckmans, Dior Beye,  Prithvi Balwantsingh Hair: Fabio D'Onofrio Makeup: Luciano Chiarello Casting: Piotr Chamier Set designer: Ruggero Baisi Production: Ten Artist ARDUSSE is revealing its first campaign, photographed by South African / London based photographer Lea Colombo.     Her exploration of color meets ARDUSSE's Spring/Summer 2021 collection, which is the founding act of a story that will unfold from here on; this first idyll reiterates and outlines the foundations of the narrative, drawing direct inspiration from the first idyll of Theocritus, the Syracusan poet who originally painted the bucolic and soothing features of Arcadia, imagining man in contact with nature. A delicate language emerges from the clash of archetypal, masculine and pragmatic shapes in enveloping volumes - the parka, the blazer, the duster coat, the anorak, the pleated trousers, the tailored bermuda shorts, the ruffled shirt, the crocheted sweaters - and delicate, feminine fabrics, either impalpable or with intense, sensual textures.      Credits:   ARDUSSE SS21 CAMPAIGN Shot by: Lea Colombo Creative direction: BRAGA + FEDERICO Stylist: Giovanni Dario Laudicina Model: Marnix Eyckmans, Dior Beye,  Prithvi Balwantsingh Hair: Fabio D'Onofrio Makeup: Luciano Chiarello Casting: Piotr Chamier Set designer: Ruggero Baisi Production: Ten Artist

Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones are the perfect combination of the most cutting-edge technology and House design
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Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones are the perfect combination of the most cutting-edge technology and House design

Accessories The Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones collection now also includes a new blue gradient version.     With the ever-expanding range of wireless earphones, created two years ago, the House remains faithful to its sense of creativity in the smart, connected universe. Combining daring design and some of the best sound quality on the market, these Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones have become an everyday must-have.     Already available in deep black, intense red, immaculate white, powder pink, fluorescent yellow and a recent black and neon green padded version designed in partnership with Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh, these connected objects today feature a new blue gradient. The play on asymmetry and the contrast between coloured acetate and mirror-polished steel is a striking tribute to the House’s creativity. Two Monogram flowers, pointed on the left, round-shaped on the right, are nested in their stainless-steel charging case, inspired by the shape of the Tambour Horizon connected watch.     At the crossroads of two worlds – fashion and technology – these earphones combine a new aesthetic value with market-leading sound quality and enhanced features, demonstrating the technical know-how of audio specialist Master & Dynamic. An optimised Bluetooth connectivity is paired with an induction charging mode for up to 30 hours of playtime. The two microphones embedded in each of the earphones significantly enhance sound quality and allow each earphone to be used separately. Moreover, the earphones provide a two-mode audio experience: active noise-cancelling to isolate oneself and ambient-listening to stay connected with the outside world. A sophisticated and cutting-edge accessory, the Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones have found their place in today’s connected, on-the-go society, becoming an ideal solution for both communicating and listening to music.     louisvuitton.com   The Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones collection now also includes a new blue gradient version.     With the ever-expanding range of wireless earphones, created two years ago, the House remains faithful to its sense of creativity in the smart, connected universe. Combining daring design and some of the best sound quality on the market, these Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones have become an everyday must-have.     Already available in deep black, intense red, immaculate white, powder pink, fluorescent yellow and a recent black and neon green padded version designed in partnership with Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh, these connected objects today feature a new blue gradient. The play on asymmetry and the contrast between coloured acetate and mirror-polished steel is a striking tribute to the House’s creativity. Two Monogram flowers, pointed on the left, round-shaped on the right, are nested in their stainless-steel charging case, inspired by the shape of the Tambour Horizon connected watch.     At the crossroads of two worlds – fashion and technology – these earphones combine a new aesthetic value with market-leading sound quality and enhanced features, demonstrating the technical know-how of audio specialist Master & Dynamic. An optimised Bluetooth connectivity is paired with an induction charging mode for up to 30 hours of playtime. The two microphones embedded in each of the earphones significantly enhance sound quality and allow each earphone to be used separately. Moreover, the earphones provide a two-mode audio experience: active noise-cancelling to isolate oneself and ambient-listening to stay connected with the outside world. A sophisticated and cutting-edge accessory, the Louis Vuitton Horizon wireless earphones have found their place in today’s connected, on-the-go society, becoming an ideal solution for both communicating and listening to music.     louisvuitton.com  

Vault by Vans Presents The OG Authentic LX Zodiac Pack
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Vault by Vans Presents The OG Authentic LX Zodiac Pack

Accessories Vault by Vans commences the New Year with a spin on the OG Authentic LX, featuring a mishmash of zodiac signs that nods to cosmic influences and extends to a collection of apparel and accessories.      Leading the pack, the OG Authentic LX in zodiac and black offers an allover embroidered pattern on a full canvas upper, showcasing artwork by Johannes Wieser, a designer and vintage collector based in Stockholm, Sweden.     Johannes worked with Vans to apply an interpretation of his artwork to the collection, which grew organically from a single T-shirt to what the designer describes as an entire universe. He likened the process to Japanese Raku pottery, a hand-molded technique in which a kiln is filled with different herbs and glazes producing dramatically unique variations. The resulting Zodiac Pack represents the mutual respect and ethos created through the partnership.     Johannes’ design carries over to the Vault OG Zodiac chore coat, a 100-percent cotton heavyweight canvas jacket with reversible print, Vault by Vans specific snap closures, dual-entry pockets, cuff adjusters, and a custom woven label.      The collection also includes a Vault by Vans OG Zodiac heavyweight hooded pullover fleece, as well as a short sleeve T-shirt in black, each featuring glow-in-the-dark and puff ink. A Vault by Vans OG Zodiac bucket hat with 100% cotton printed canvas and reversible zodiac and solid black colorways, as well as a Zodiac tote with an internal drop pocket and Vault woven label round out the offering.     The Vault by Vans OG Authentic LX Zodiac Pack is now available at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, please visit Vans.eu/Vault.     Vault by Vans commences the New Year with a spin on the OG Authentic LX, featuring a mishmash of zodiac signs that nods to cosmic influences and extends to a collection of apparel and accessories.      Leading the pack, the OG Authentic LX in zodiac and black offers an allover embroidered pattern on a full canvas upper, showcasing artwork by Johannes Wieser, a designer and vintage collector based in Stockholm, Sweden.     Johannes worked with Vans to apply an interpretation of his artwork to the collection, which grew organically from a single T-shirt to what the designer describes as an entire universe. He likened the process to Japanese Raku pottery, a hand-molded technique in which a kiln is filled with different herbs and glazes producing dramatically unique variations. The resulting Zodiac Pack represents the mutual respect and ethos created through the partnership.     Johannes’ design carries over to the Vault OG Zodiac chore coat, a 100-percent cotton heavyweight canvas jacket with reversible print, Vault by Vans specific snap closures, dual-entry pockets, cuff adjusters, and a custom woven label.      The collection also includes a Vault by Vans OG Zodiac heavyweight hooded pullover fleece, as well as a short sleeve T-shirt in black, each featuring glow-in-the-dark and puff ink. A Vault by Vans OG Zodiac bucket hat with 100% cotton printed canvas and reversible zodiac and solid black colorways, as well as a Zodiac tote with an internal drop pocket and Vault woven label round out the offering.     The Vault by Vans OG Authentic LX Zodiac Pack is now available at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, please visit Vans.eu/Vault.    

 VALENTINE'S DAY, THE BVLGARI WAY
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VALENTINE'S DAY, THE BVLGARI WAY

Accessories Your dreams, brought to life with love. This year, Bvlgari indulges the fantasy and electricity of Valentine's Day with signature Roman style. Inspiring us all to give in to dreams and take a chance on love, the Italian Maison extends its exuberant spirit and daring creativity to the most romantic holiday of the year. It is a natural fit, because true love — like Bvlgari design — breaks all the rules.     Capturing the purest of emotions and coursing with that Roman passion for life, Bvlgari Valentine's Day gifts are as striking as love itself. From breath-taking jewels to iconic timepieces, stunning bags, accessories and other irresistible charms, each creation celebrates love with an unapologetic spirit and audacious touch. These are pieces to fall for, again and again.     The force behind Bvlgari's unbridled passion? A single wish: to create gorgeous, unforgettable, joy-filled moments for you and your love.     Your dreams, brought to life with love. This year, Bvlgari indulges the fantasy and electricity of Valentine's Day with signature Roman style. Inspiring us all to give in to dreams and take a chance on love, the Italian Maison extends its exuberant spirit and daring creativity to the most romantic holiday of the year. It is a natural fit, because true love — like Bvlgari design — breaks all the rules.     Capturing the purest of emotions and coursing with that Roman passion for life, Bvlgari Valentine's Day gifts are as striking as love itself. From breath-taking jewels to iconic timepieces, stunning bags, accessories and other irresistible charms, each creation celebrates love with an unapologetic spirit and audacious touch. These are pieces to fall for, again and again.     The force behind Bvlgari's unbridled passion? A single wish: to create gorgeous, unforgettable, joy-filled moments for you and your love.    

Swiss Haute Horlogerie meets Chinese zodiac tradition
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Swiss Haute Horlogerie meets Chinese zodiac tradition

Watches Steeped in the aesthetic codes of Chinese culture, the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen is the first L.U.C timepiece to display the traditional Chinese timekeeping system, Shí Chen. The animals of the zodiac that symbolises them parade slowly by on an Urushi lacquer disc, accompanied by the symbol of prosperity and its god Lu Xing. This creative new complication exists as an 88-piece limited edition. Its L.U.C 96.29-L Chopard Manufacture movement is housed in a 40 mm ethical 18-carat rose gold case of peerless symbolic and physical finesse.     Carved from a block of ethical 18-carat rose gold, the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen is a talisman timepiece, an allegory of beliefs related to the Chinese zodiac and luck. It represents the first time that an Haute Horlogerie watch displays Shí Chen, the traditional Chinese time system, as a complication. It consists of twelve two-hour units, each one represented by an animal from the zodiac cycle. The day thus begins at 11pm with the hour of the Rat and ends with the hour of the Pig, while noon is in the middle of the hour of the Horse.       The Chinese zodiac bestiary enhanced by the art of Urushi:     The procession of 12 animals slowly parades through a large aperture at 12 o’clock, enabling a dual time read-off: one traditional and the other based on the international system. This succession of zodiac signs also underlines the creativity and mastery of the Chopard Manufacture artisans. In addition, the dial and Shí Chen disc of this timepiece are made of Japanese lacquer. Faithful to Asian traditions, Chopard has worked right from the start with the finest Japanese lacquer artisans, who craft dials using the traditional Urushi lacquer technique.     The 88 dials of the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen are produced by the workshops of the century-old Yamada Heiando company and crafted by Master lacquer specialist Minori Koizumi. In accordance with the distinctive Maki-e technique, gold flakes sprinkled between the layers of lacquer illuminate the 40 mm ethical 18-carat rose gold case from within. Steeped in the aesthetic codes of Chinese culture, the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen is the first L.U.C timepiece to display the traditional Chinese timekeeping system, Shí Chen. The animals of the zodiac that symbolises them parade slowly by on an Urushi lacquer disc, accompanied by the symbol of prosperity and its god Lu Xing. This creative new complication exists as an 88-piece limited edition. Its L.U.C 96.29-L Chopard Manufacture movement is housed in a 40 mm ethical 18-carat rose gold case of peerless symbolic and physical finesse.     Carved from a block of ethical 18-carat rose gold, the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen is a talisman timepiece, an allegory of beliefs related to the Chinese zodiac and luck. It represents the first time that an Haute Horlogerie watch displays Shí Chen, the traditional Chinese time system, as a complication. It consists of twelve two-hour units, each one represented by an animal from the zodiac cycle. The day thus begins at 11pm with the hour of the Rat and ends with the hour of the Pig, while noon is in the middle of the hour of the Horse.       The Chinese zodiac bestiary enhanced by the art of Urushi:     The procession of 12 animals slowly parades through a large aperture at 12 o’clock, enabling a dual time read-off: one traditional and the other based on the international system. This succession of zodiac signs also underlines the creativity and mastery of the Chopard Manufacture artisans. In addition, the dial and Shí Chen disc of this timepiece are made of Japanese lacquer. Faithful to Asian traditions, Chopard has worked right from the start with the finest Japanese lacquer artisans, who craft dials using the traditional Urushi lacquer technique.     The 88 dials of the L.U.C XP Urushi Spirit of Shí Chen are produced by the workshops of the century-old Yamada Heiando company and crafted by Master lacquer specialist Minori Koizumi. In accordance with the distinctive Maki-e technique, gold flakes sprinkled between the layers of lacquer illuminate the 40 mm ethical 18-carat rose gold case from within.

C.P. COMPANY PRESENTS SS2021: NATURAL MUTATION
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C.P. COMPANY PRESENTS SS2021: NATURAL MUTATION

Fashion In time of global uncertainty, C.P. Company presents a collection that reasserts the fundamental brand principles: years of continuous respect for its customers, achieved through the design language of authenticity, thoughtfulness, and functionality.     Further developing the themes inaugurated with its large-scale THE NEXT LANDSCAPE presentation in January 2020, the SS021 collection, titled NATURAL MUTATIONS, is organized as a series of “exchanges” between natural and synthetic fabrics (and natural and man-made environments), with specific interest in the mutations that arise between these two poles. The designer team uses the full arsenal of C.P. Company sportswear know-how to ask how can a synthetic fabric assume the tactility of a natural fabric whilst retaining its lightweight or hydrophilic qualities? Or how can natural fabrics be adapted to the ultralight versatility of contemporary urban life?     www.cpcompany.com   In time of global uncertainty, C.P. Company presents a collection that reasserts the fundamental brand principles: years of continuous respect for its customers, achieved through the design language of authenticity, thoughtfulness, and functionality.     Further developing the themes inaugurated with its large-scale THE NEXT LANDSCAPE presentation in January 2020, the SS021 collection, titled NATURAL MUTATIONS, is organized as a series of “exchanges” between natural and synthetic fabrics (and natural and man-made environments), with specific interest in the mutations that arise between these two poles. The designer team uses the full arsenal of C.P. Company sportswear know-how to ask how can a synthetic fabric assume the tactility of a natural fabric whilst retaining its lightweight or hydrophilic qualities? Or how can natural fabrics be adapted to the ultralight versatility of contemporary urban life?     www.cpcompany.com  

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