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Gucci collaborates with The North Face
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Gucci collaborates with The North Face

Fashion Gucci reveals its collaboration with The North Face that celebrates the spirit of exploration. Whether literal exploration of places and cultures or the more metaphorical adventures encouraged today by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, Gucci has always catered to the curious, presentingitsclothes as tools that push the wearer into different territories.     The North Face famously outfits those who seek adventure. But there are also deeper parallels between the stories of Gucci and its new partner. Since their founding in San Francisco in 1966, the brand has committed to pioneering product innovation and enabling all forms of exploration.  It is a well acknowledged notion that travel leads to self-discovery, and in this conviction The North Face is aligned with Gucci, which similarly empowers people in their quest to celebrate and express their own characters and personalities, embedding Alessandro Michele’s approach towards fashion as a powerful instrument of freedom.     To promote this new partnership, Alessandro Michele has conceived a campaign shot by Daniel Shea, set in the Alps. In stills and video, as well as through content created for TikTok, we are led through a trip to the great outdoors with a group of Gucci-clad hikers, who camp by the lakes. The forests and peaks of the region form a vast and breath-taking scenic backdrop to the imagery, which in capturing colorful candid moments of group activity are reminiscent of holiday snaps, effortlessly showcasing the distinctive products.The campaign’s atmosphere evokes the aesthetic of the 70’s, when The North Face was a thriving outdoor retailer based in Berkeley, CA and shared a factory and storefront adjacent to Credence Clearwater Revival’s practice studio, whose iconic song “Bad Moon Rising” is featured throughout the video campaign.     This special cross-category collection for men and women comprises ready-to-wear, soft accessories, luggage and shoes, as well as some more unexpected pieces linked to the outdoor world of The North Face, such as tents and sleeping bags.     The North Face x Gucci Collection is in line with the commitments of both the two brands to eco-sustainable activities.  Luggage contain ECONYL®— a nylon fabric sourced from regenerated materials (from fish nets, carpets and other scraps) that can be recycled and recreated, aiding in decreasing its ecological footprint.Additionally, the color palette was inspired by the 70’s and curated from The North Face materials library. Archival fabrics have been partially incorporated into the collection to give them a new life.     Packaging for the pieces come in vibrant pink featuring The North Face X Gucci logo. The garment and carrier bags, boxes and pouches have been strategically designed to reduce the environmental impact at every step of creation. All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. To reduce the amount of paper, boxes are equipped with handles to avoid using shopping bags. Larger items come in shopping bags and cotton covers without boxes.     Debuting in China, the collectionwill be distributed through distinctly designed stores and ephemeral Gucci Pins, where the special bright floral patterns of the range will be used to dress the spaces and effect façade takeovers.A limited selection of The North Face x Gucci pieces will also be available on gucci.com, with some exciting online exclusives.      Shining a light on the collection’s motifs, Gucci Artwalls will be unveiled in five cities – Hong-Kong, Shanghai, London, New York and Milan – and will feature dedicated imagery with a variety of creative executions. Though all different, these pieces of street art will all incorporate The North Face x Gucci logo.              Credits for the campaign: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Daniel Shea Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver Hair stylist: Alex Brownsell Gucci reveals its collaboration with The North Face that celebrates the spirit of exploration. Whether literal exploration of places and cultures or the more metaphorical adventures encouraged today by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, Gucci has always catered to the curious, presentingitsclothes as tools that push the wearer into different territories.     The North Face famously outfits those who seek adventure. But there are also deeper parallels between the stories of Gucci and its new partner. Since their founding in San Francisco in 1966, the brand has committed to pioneering product innovation and enabling all forms of exploration.  It is a well acknowledged notion that travel leads to self-discovery, and in this conviction The North Face is aligned with Gucci, which similarly empowers people in their quest to celebrate and express their own characters and personalities, embedding Alessandro Michele’s approach towards fashion as a powerful instrument of freedom.     To promote this new partnership, Alessandro Michele has conceived a campaign shot by Daniel Shea, set in the Alps. In stills and video, as well as through content created for TikTok, we are led through a trip to the great outdoors with a group of Gucci-clad hikers, who camp by the lakes. The forests and peaks of the region form a vast and breath-taking scenic backdrop to the imagery, which in capturing colorful candid moments of group activity are reminiscent of holiday snaps, effortlessly showcasing the distinctive products.The campaign’s atmosphere evokes the aesthetic of the 70’s, when The North Face was a thriving outdoor retailer based in Berkeley, CA and shared a factory and storefront adjacent to Credence Clearwater Revival’s practice studio, whose iconic song “Bad Moon Rising” is featured throughout the video campaign.     This special cross-category collection for men and women comprises ready-to-wear, soft accessories, luggage and shoes, as well as some more unexpected pieces linked to the outdoor world of The North Face, such as tents and sleeping bags.     The North Face x Gucci Collection is in line with the commitments of both the two brands to eco-sustainable activities.  Luggage contain ECONYL®— a nylon fabric sourced from regenerated materials (from fish nets, carpets and other scraps) that can be recycled and recreated, aiding in decreasing its ecological footprint.Additionally, the color palette was inspired by the 70’s and curated from The North Face materials library. Archival fabrics have been partially incorporated into the collection to give them a new life.     Packaging for the pieces come in vibrant pink featuring The North Face X Gucci logo. The garment and carrier bags, boxes and pouches have been strategically designed to reduce the environmental impact at every step of creation. All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. To reduce the amount of paper, boxes are equipped with handles to avoid using shopping bags. Larger items come in shopping bags and cotton covers without boxes.     Debuting in China, the collectionwill be distributed through distinctly designed stores and ephemeral Gucci Pins, where the special bright floral patterns of the range will be used to dress the spaces and effect façade takeovers.A limited selection of The North Face x Gucci pieces will also be available on gucci.com, with some exciting online exclusives.      Shining a light on the collection’s motifs, Gucci Artwalls will be unveiled in five cities – Hong-Kong, Shanghai, London, New York and Milan – and will feature dedicated imagery with a variety of creative executions. Though all different, these pieces of street art will all incorporate The North Face x Gucci logo.              Credits for the campaign: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Daniel Shea Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver Hair stylist: Alex Brownsell

Exclusive editorial starring Maddie Ziegler
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Exclusive editorial starring Maddie Ziegler

Fashion Exclusive new digital cover story with the talented Maddie Ziegler wearing Miu Miu Fall & Winter 2020-2021.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Maddie Ziegler @maddieziegler Editor in Chief: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Codirector/Photographer: Andrew Arthur @andrewarthur Codirector: Nikolai Kokanovic @foxnhound Fashion Director: Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist Creative Producer: Chloe Brinklow @chloebrinklow Makeup: Tonya Brewer @thetonyabrewer Hair: Clayton Hawkins @claytonhawkins Stylist assistant: Damien Lloyd @thedameeffect  Choreographer: Denna Thomsen @dennathomsen  DP: Vatche Giragossian @giragossian.cine  Prop Stylist: Enoch Choi  @numero_netherlands  Exclusive new digital cover story with the talented Maddie Ziegler wearing Miu Miu Fall & Winter 2020-2021.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Maddie Ziegler @maddieziegler Editor in Chief: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Codirector/Photographer: Andrew Arthur @andrewarthur Codirector: Nikolai Kokanovic @foxnhound Fashion Director: Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist Creative Producer: Chloe Brinklow @chloebrinklow Makeup: Tonya Brewer @thetonyabrewer Hair: Clayton Hawkins @claytonhawkins Stylist assistant: Damien Lloyd @thedameeffect  Choreographer: Denna Thomsen @dennathomsen  DP: Vatche Giragossian @giragossian.cine  Prop Stylist: Enoch Choi  @numero_netherlands 

Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Berluti
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Berluti

Fashion Exclusive new editorial in collaboration with Berluti.   Credits: Photographer Linus Morales at Lomo mgmt Fashion editor Gabriella Norberg Hair & Make-up Amelie Holmberg at Agency Bigoudi Model Luca Farup at Two Management Photo assistant digital Kat Stump  Photo assistant light Karl Sandock Fashion assistant Sarah Schmidt Editor Timotej Letonja Exclusive new editorial in collaboration with Berluti.   Credits: Photographer Linus Morales at Lomo mgmt Fashion editor Gabriella Norberg Hair & Make-up Amelie Holmberg at Agency Bigoudi Model Luca Farup at Two Management Photo assistant digital Kat Stump  Photo assistant light Karl Sandock Fashion assistant Sarah Schmidt Editor Timotej Letonja

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Scotch & Soda presents their new collection for  Spring 2021
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Scotch & Soda presents their new collection for Spring 2021

Fashion For Spring 2021, Scotch & Soda brings a bold attitude to everyday dressing inspired by an original Nordic folktale.   Celebrating the power of self-expression, the collection connects classic with eclectic to establish a unique contemporary dress code that reflects the free-thinking spirit of the Scotch woman.   This new aesthetic sees workwear classics and denim – the core of every collection – reworked into a chic newtility uniform, elevated in rich fabrics and with subtly extravagant details.   Influenced by military outfits in the tale, key looks are executed in understated shades of khaki, army green and sand, and energised with pops of pink. A high-neck cotton twill shirt is feminised with ruffles and broderie anglaise, while a coordinating trucker jacket and high-waisted trousers come in soft- shine corduroy. Cargo trousers woven from recycled cotton and linen are cut in oversized proportions, and a clean wool-blend longline overshirt has military pocketing and stud detailing on the back and sleeves – clean designs instilled with an easy elegance that offer versatile wardrobe solutions.   Denim takes on a tailored look that expands on uniform dressing. A sleek belted denim jacket is paired with liquid-blue straight-leg jeans woven from a lyocell blend, and a boxy cotton trucker jacket in a vibrant seasonal pink is matched with boyfriend jeans finished with contrast stitching. Denim remains a focus for responsible design for spring: over half the seasonal range contains responsible fabrics or washes. This includes our new fit, the Charm, a sleek high-rise flare offered in two washes that contain organic cotton blends. All labels, zip tapes and stitching on our five-pocket jeans are made with recycled polyester, while the majority of back patches use recycled leather.   Refined essentials unite the collection, with an emphasis on ease and twists to timeless prints, from a fluid checked jumpsuit, to a graphic vertical striped jumper. Volume is explored in shirting and knitwear amplified with balloon sleeves, and full paper-bag trousers that nod to the fantastical, feminine silhouettes in the tale, but infused with a tough edge.   Vivid prints round up the season, contrasted against simple shapes. Ornate tapestry prints which depict the story of the folktale lead, appearing on a signature double-breasted suit. Fun numerical patterns drawn from military dog tags and bleeding florals are also prominent, all bespoke and hand- sketched in-house.   By effortlessly connecting the unexpected, Spring 21 offers a unique perspective on modern daywear that’s grounded in authentic, playfully detailed designs. For Spring 2021, Scotch & Soda brings a bold attitude to everyday dressing inspired by an original Nordic folktale.   Celebrating the power of self-expression, the collection connects classic with eclectic to establish a unique contemporary dress code that reflects the free-thinking spirit of the Scotch woman.   This new aesthetic sees workwear classics and denim – the core of every collection – reworked into a chic newtility uniform, elevated in rich fabrics and with subtly extravagant details.   Influenced by military outfits in the tale, key looks are executed in understated shades of khaki, army green and sand, and energised with pops of pink. A high-neck cotton twill shirt is feminised with ruffles and broderie anglaise, while a coordinating trucker jacket and high-waisted trousers come in soft- shine corduroy. Cargo trousers woven from recycled cotton and linen are cut in oversized proportions, and a clean wool-blend longline overshirt has military pocketing and stud detailing on the back and sleeves – clean designs instilled with an easy elegance that offer versatile wardrobe solutions.   Denim takes on a tailored look that expands on uniform dressing. A sleek belted denim jacket is paired with liquid-blue straight-leg jeans woven from a lyocell blend, and a boxy cotton trucker jacket in a vibrant seasonal pink is matched with boyfriend jeans finished with contrast stitching. Denim remains a focus for responsible design for spring: over half the seasonal range contains responsible fabrics or washes. This includes our new fit, the Charm, a sleek high-rise flare offered in two washes that contain organic cotton blends. All labels, zip tapes and stitching on our five-pocket jeans are made with recycled polyester, while the majority of back patches use recycled leather.   Refined essentials unite the collection, with an emphasis on ease and twists to timeless prints, from a fluid checked jumpsuit, to a graphic vertical striped jumper. Volume is explored in shirting and knitwear amplified with balloon sleeves, and full paper-bag trousers that nod to the fantastical, feminine silhouettes in the tale, but infused with a tough edge.   Vivid prints round up the season, contrasted against simple shapes. Ornate tapestry prints which depict the story of the folktale lead, appearing on a signature double-breasted suit. Fun numerical patterns drawn from military dog tags and bleeding florals are also prominent, all bespoke and hand- sketched in-house.   By effortlessly connecting the unexpected, Spring 21 offers a unique perspective on modern daywear that’s grounded in authentic, playfully detailed designs.

In conversation with Christian Louboutin
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In conversation with Christian Louboutin

Design The lockdown was a relief for Christian Louboutin. A welcome break to reflect on thirty years of his shoe design. The designer, known for the red sole, shows his colors. "Before, I had too little time to think about sustainability and I mainly went along with the moment." A conversation about vision, roots and future. Two weeks after his retrospective exhibition L'Exhibitioniste opened in Paris at the end of February, the doors closed again. "It was like a fairy tale, à la Sleeping Beauty. The exhibition froze in the middle of winter and opened again in June without losing any of its topicality. ”The exhibition, which can be viewed until 3 January, is like 'a universe' where the shoe as a 'sacred object' is the common thread. is the creation of the French shoe designer for thirty years. The lockdown actually came as 'just called', says the designer from his studio in Paris with a strong French accent. Glasses adorn his forehead above a Mickey Mouse print t-shirt. Behind him on a cork notice board, Dolly Parton smiles into the camera.     Tell me how did you experience that period of stagnation?   "For me, the period of the lockdown was mostly positive. Of course, from a business point of view, this year presents many challenges. But I prefer to look at it rosy: it is a time of introspection. That obligatory pause for thought was pretty much the first in my career for me. Finally a breather. Time to reset and challenge myself again. "     What did that look bring in?   "I am a slow motion thinker. I need time for a change, want to be able to sleep on something overnight, rethink it. The retrospective on thirty years of work is reflected in various chapters. It is now time for a new chapter. My work will not change, but my process and approach do require change. Perhaps it is time to travel less and become more sustainable. Looking back, I didn't have enough time to think about these things. "     Sustainability has long been en vogue, hasn't it?   "Everyone talks about sustainability, that's true. But I don't want to fall into the marketing trap. Words like "sustainable" or "organic" sound great, but there is often a void behind them. I take it seriously and that means it takes time. I would like to do it well, instead of claiming to be sustainable because, for example, we use a different kind of leather. "     No vegan leather for Louboutin?   "It's about looking further. It is nice that some plants can replace leather. But if you have to cut down forests to plant those plants and then need a lot of water to make them grow, I don't think that's sustainable. Sustainability requires a thorough evaluation. Concepts such as vegan and fake leather fall short in this. Research on how to make less impact on the planet is at the heart of the new chapter. "     "A petit café, please."   Louboutin puts the receiver down on his desk as quickly as he picks it up. Behind him is an iconic patent leather stiletto, black with red sole, the heel about six centimeters high. He drinks his coffee black - and "not too hot".     Has your view of the planet changed this year?   "I feel that nature has sent us a lot of signals this year. Think of the water in Venice that was suddenly transparent. And also the sea that I look out on from my apartment in Rio de Janeiro. I've never seen the water so clear. Animals came back into the city… The power of nature to restore is immense. That gives me a lot of hope. We have the ability to change and transform what we have previously damaged. But that hope also requires responsibility and other choices. "     Thirty years of shoe design have passed. What will the future bring?   "This year stands for reflection. I am processing everything and trying to release new projects & new designs. The lockdown was a relief for Christian Louboutin. A welcome break to reflect on thirty years of his shoe design. The designer, known for the red sole, shows his colors. "Before, I had too little time to think about sustainability and I mainly went along with the moment." A conversation about vision, roots and future. Two weeks after his retrospective exhibition L'Exhibitioniste opened in Paris at the end of February, the doors closed again. "It was like a fairy tale, à la Sleeping Beauty. The exhibition froze in the middle of winter and opened again in June without losing any of its topicality. ”The exhibition, which can be viewed until 3 January, is like 'a universe' where the shoe as a 'sacred object' is the common thread. is the creation of the French shoe designer for thirty years. The lockdown actually came as 'just called', says the designer from his studio in Paris with a strong French accent. Glasses adorn his forehead above a Mickey Mouse print t-shirt. Behind him on a cork notice board, Dolly Parton smiles into the camera.     Tell me how did you experience that period of stagnation?   "For me, the period of the lockdown was mostly positive. Of course, from a business point of view, this year presents many challenges. But I prefer to look at it rosy: it is a time of introspection. That obligatory pause for thought was pretty much the first in my career for me. Finally a breather. Time to reset and challenge myself again. "     What did that look bring in?   "I am a slow motion thinker. I need time for a change, want to be able to sleep on something overnight, rethink it. The retrospective on thirty years of work is reflected in various chapters. It is now time for a new chapter. My work will not change, but my process and approach do require change. Perhaps it is time to travel less and become more sustainable. Looking back, I didn't have enough time to think about these things. "     Sustainability has long been en vogue, hasn't it?   "Everyone talks about sustainability, that's true. But I don't want to fall into the marketing trap. Words like "sustainable" or "organic" sound great, but there is often a void behind them. I take it seriously and that means it takes time. I would like to do it well, instead of claiming to be sustainable because, for example, we use a different kind of leather. "     No vegan leather for Louboutin?   "It's about looking further. It is nice that some plants can replace leather. But if you have to cut down forests to plant those plants and then need a lot of water to make them grow, I don't think that's sustainable. Sustainability requires a thorough evaluation. Concepts such as vegan and fake leather fall short in this. Research on how to make less impact on the planet is at the heart of the new chapter. "     "A petit café, please."   Louboutin puts the receiver down on his desk as quickly as he picks it up. Behind him is an iconic patent leather stiletto, black with red sole, the heel about six centimeters high. He drinks his coffee black - and "not too hot".     Has your view of the planet changed this year?   "I feel that nature has sent us a lot of signals this year. Think of the water in Venice that was suddenly transparent. And also the sea that I look out on from my apartment in Rio de Janeiro. I've never seen the water so clear. Animals came back into the city… The power of nature to restore is immense. That gives me a lot of hope. We have the ability to change and transform what we have previously damaged. But that hope also requires responsibility and other choices. "     Thirty years of shoe design have passed. What will the future bring?   "This year stands for reflection. I am processing everything and trying to release new projects & new designs.

JUST LAUNCHED NEW BRAND  DEMI-FINE AND WELLNESS JEWELLERY LABEL CAPSULE ELEVEN
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JUST LAUNCHED NEW BRAND DEMI-FINE AND WELLNESS JEWELLERY LABEL CAPSULE ELEVEN

Jewelry Capsule Eleven is an empowering, contemporary unisex jewellery label that uses symbols and design functionality to create pieces that become part of the wearer unique story.     The core of the capsule items that are at the heart of the brand’s DNA and are intended to be treasured as timeless personal staples.  They are also representative of and inspired by ‘time capsules’ that contain objects typical of the present moment that could be rediscovered in the future.  Many of the pieces physically open to potentially store wellness items such as crystals, CBD oil and aromatherapy oil.  In antiquity, eleven is a high vibrational number that symbolizes energy, inspiration and vision, themes at the core of the brands values.     Born during Lockdown:   Capsule Eleven was created in 2020 amidst the global pandemic.  Its founder and designer Natalie Benmayor wanted to create something beautiful and meaningful for her future wearer that gives them a feeling of personal power and strength.     Sustainability:    Traditional craftsmanship and ancient references inspire contemporary pieces with people, experiences and stories at the core.  Sustainability is firmly at the heart of the brand with all the brass and sterling silver made from recycled metals, the packaging made from recycled card.  High quality 18ct gold and 24ct gold vermeil plating ensures the pieces have durability , they are intended to be worn daily and treasured according to slow fashion principles.       Capsule Collection:   Inspired by ancient knowledge, the Power Symbols collection interprets numerology and Egyptian mythology into a meaningful, contemporary range.  Using design details such as subtle engravings and  sculptural statement links, the wearer can display symbols boldly or keep them as privately  as they desire.  The pieces are intended to create a feeling of strength, energy and protection.     Power Symbols Collection:   Inspired by ancient knowledge, the Power Symbols collection interprets numerology and Egyptian mythology into a meaningful, contemporary range.  Using design details such as subtle engravings and  sculptural statement links, the wearer can display symbols boldly or keep them as privately  as they desire.  The pieces are intended to create a feeling of strength, energy and protection.     Eye Opener Collection:   Iconic and empowering, the Eye Opener Collection is inspired by ancient symbology and given a contemporary twist.  This signature chain design is inspired by vintage links and reinterpreted as the Capsule Eleven brand symbol with an eye motif in the centre. The eye is a powerful universal symbol of protection, wisdom, knowledge and mystery.  In addition, the third eye is known as the sixth chakra, where you inhabit your authentic voice and intuition. It helps you make clear decisions to reach your true purpose in life. The eye as a functioning clip is a metaphor for the third eye opening.     The Jewel Beneath Collection:   The Jewel Beneath collection is inspired by strength, resilience, and archaeological finds.  The digging and chipping away at rocks to reveal hidden treasures is symbolic of the ‘breaking through’ of a person’s true nature; and triangle geometry represents strength from within.  The inside of the ring is engraved with the Egyptian symbol for “was”, in the shape of the staff carried by the Pharaohs, which represents personal power and domination.         About Natalie Benmayor Designer and Founder:   Benmayor used her family history and experience of different cultures and aesthetics to create designs that offer the potential for personalisation.  Her family history carries with it an evocative story fleeing to London from exile in Egypt, smuggling across the seas nothing but their jewels, and so her love for jewellery that’s precious and meaningful has been embedded since her youth,  the family pieces were placed in a London vault before their rediscovery and their story has inspired the first capsule, with the symbols used taken from ancient Egypt.  This box of treasure represented a family time capsule which also inspired the brands name. The British born half-Egyptian entrepreneurial designer has always followed her own path in design as well as working for many global brands, founded her own labels and created bespoke jewels.       Ancient Amulet philosophy Meets Modern Wellness:   The jewellery explores the philosophies of amulet wearing, alongside modern wellness techniques she has picked up on her travels and discovered through her own healing journey.  Capsule Eleven's designs explore the balance between meaning and personal style in equal measure.  The historical amulet is given modern functionality using the healing properties of semi-precious stones and ancient symbols to create luxury pieces that go beyond aesthetic value.    Stockists: In addition to the online platform and shop at www.capsueleelven.co.uk the brand has already secured distribution by global luxury platform farfetch.com      www.capsuleeleven.co.uk http://www.instagram.com/capsuleeleven/ Capsule Eleven is an empowering, contemporary unisex jewellery label that uses symbols and design functionality to create pieces that become part of the wearer unique story.     The core of the capsule items that are at the heart of the brand’s DNA and are intended to be treasured as timeless personal staples.  They are also representative of and inspired by ‘time capsules’ that contain objects typical of the present moment that could be rediscovered in the future.  Many of the pieces physically open to potentially store wellness items such as crystals, CBD oil and aromatherapy oil.  In antiquity, eleven is a high vibrational number that symbolizes energy, inspiration and vision, themes at the core of the brands values.     Born during Lockdown:   Capsule Eleven was created in 2020 amidst the global pandemic.  Its founder and designer Natalie Benmayor wanted to create something beautiful and meaningful for her future wearer that gives them a feeling of personal power and strength.     Sustainability:    Traditional craftsmanship and ancient references inspire contemporary pieces with people, experiences and stories at the core.  Sustainability is firmly at the heart of the brand with all the brass and sterling silver made from recycled metals, the packaging made from recycled card.  High quality 18ct gold and 24ct gold vermeil plating ensures the pieces have durability , they are intended to be worn daily and treasured according to slow fashion principles.       Capsule Collection:   Inspired by ancient knowledge, the Power Symbols collection interprets numerology and Egyptian mythology into a meaningful, contemporary range.  Using design details such as subtle engravings and  sculptural statement links, the wearer can display symbols boldly or keep them as privately  as they desire.  The pieces are intended to create a feeling of strength, energy and protection.     Power Symbols Collection:   Inspired by ancient knowledge, the Power Symbols collection interprets numerology and Egyptian mythology into a meaningful, contemporary range.  Using design details such as subtle engravings and  sculptural statement links, the wearer can display symbols boldly or keep them as privately  as they desire.  The pieces are intended to create a feeling of strength, energy and protection.     Eye Opener Collection:   Iconic and empowering, the Eye Opener Collection is inspired by ancient symbology and given a contemporary twist.  This signature chain design is inspired by vintage links and reinterpreted as the Capsule Eleven brand symbol with an eye motif in the centre. The eye is a powerful universal symbol of protection, wisdom, knowledge and mystery.  In addition, the third eye is known as the sixth chakra, where you inhabit your authentic voice and intuition. It helps you make clear decisions to reach your true purpose in life. The eye as a functioning clip is a metaphor for the third eye opening.     The Jewel Beneath Collection:   The Jewel Beneath collection is inspired by strength, resilience, and archaeological finds.  The digging and chipping away at rocks to reveal hidden treasures is symbolic of the ‘breaking through’ of a person’s true nature; and triangle geometry represents strength from within.  The inside of the ring is engraved with the Egyptian symbol for “was”, in the shape of the staff carried by the Pharaohs, which represents personal power and domination.         About Natalie Benmayor Designer and Founder:   Benmayor used her family history and experience of different cultures and aesthetics to create designs that offer the potential for personalisation.  Her family history carries with it an evocative story fleeing to London from exile in Egypt, smuggling across the seas nothing but their jewels, and so her love for jewellery that’s precious and meaningful has been embedded since her youth,  the family pieces were placed in a London vault before their rediscovery and their story has inspired the first capsule, with the symbols used taken from ancient Egypt.  This box of treasure represented a family time capsule which also inspired the brands name. The British born half-Egyptian entrepreneurial designer has always followed her own path in design as well as working for many global brands, founded her own labels and created bespoke jewels.       Ancient Amulet philosophy Meets Modern Wellness:   The jewellery explores the philosophies of amulet wearing, alongside modern wellness techniques she has picked up on her travels and discovered through her own healing journey.  Capsule Eleven's designs explore the balance between meaning and personal style in equal measure.  The historical amulet is given modern functionality using the healing properties of semi-precious stones and ancient symbols to create luxury pieces that go beyond aesthetic value.    Stockists: In addition to the online platform and shop at www.capsueleelven.co.uk the brand has already secured distribution by global luxury platform farfetch.com      www.capsuleeleven.co.uk http://www.instagram.com/capsuleeleven/

Chopard  launches new timepieces for the Mille Miglia collection
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Chopard launches new timepieces for the Mille Miglia collection

Watches Since 1988, Chopard has been the main partner and official timekeeper of the famous endurance 1000 Miglia race, a close collaboration born of the Scheufele family's longstanding passion for classic cars, which Karl-Friedrich Scheufele – Co-President of the Maison – both collects and drives, including at various motorsports events.     Founded in 1927, the 1000 Miglia is one of the most famous automobile events in the world. Originally, the 1,618 km route – the equivalent of 1,005 Roman miles – was a speed race that started and ended in Brescia, with a passage through Rome. After its original formula was interrupted in 1957, the 1000 Miglia was relaunched in 1977 as an endurance race for cars built between 1927 and 1957, still covering 1,000 miles. Over the years, the original route has undergone a few changes, but has remained faithful to the route designed 93 years ago by the original organisers, criss-crossing Italian scenery that has remained virtually unchanged since the beginning of the 20th century.      Chopard is proud to present a new series of watches. The Mille Miglia Race Edition chronograph is available in a 250-piece limited edition with a 42 mm-diameter case in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel and ethical rose gold with black leather strap and dial; and in 1,000 pieces entirely in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel, each powered by a chronometer-certified mechanical movement with automatic winding. Since 1988, Chopard has been the main partner and official timekeeper of the famous endurance 1000 Miglia race, a close collaboration born of the Scheufele family's longstanding passion for classic cars, which Karl-Friedrich Scheufele – Co-President of the Maison – both collects and drives, including at various motorsports events.     Founded in 1927, the 1000 Miglia is one of the most famous automobile events in the world. Originally, the 1,618 km route – the equivalent of 1,005 Roman miles – was a speed race that started and ended in Brescia, with a passage through Rome. After its original formula was interrupted in 1957, the 1000 Miglia was relaunched in 1977 as an endurance race for cars built between 1927 and 1957, still covering 1,000 miles. Over the years, the original route has undergone a few changes, but has remained faithful to the route designed 93 years ago by the original organisers, criss-crossing Italian scenery that has remained virtually unchanged since the beginning of the 20th century.      Chopard is proud to present a new series of watches. The Mille Miglia Race Edition chronograph is available in a 250-piece limited edition with a 42 mm-diameter case in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel and ethical rose gold with black leather strap and dial; and in 1,000 pieces entirely in bead-blasted DLC stainless steel, each powered by a chronometer-certified mechanical movement with automatic winding.

BELLA FREUD COLLABORATES WITH GLOBE TROTTER
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BELLA FREUD COLLABORATES WITH GLOBE TROTTER

Accessories Bella Freud has collaborated with British luxury brand Globe Trotter to launch a series of three leather-trimmed trunks. Designed for the home, each trunk has been lovingly created to stores precious items and memories; a time capsule of treasures sealed with Bella Freud's signature artwork.        A natural extansion of Bella's expanding homeware collection, the collaboration marks the first time Globe-Trotter have ventured into the category.     Available from December 3rd 2020 on bellafreud.com et globe-trotter.com       Available in three sizes and constructed from Globe-Trotter distinctive vulcanised fibreboard, each box features soft leather corners and chrome edging. The perfect addition to any art-loving home for Christmas. Bella Freud has collaborated with British luxury brand Globe Trotter to launch a series of three leather-trimmed trunks. Designed for the home, each trunk has been lovingly created to stores precious items and memories; a time capsule of treasures sealed with Bella Freud's signature artwork.        A natural extansion of Bella's expanding homeware collection, the collaboration marks the first time Globe-Trotter have ventured into the category.     Available from December 3rd 2020 on bellafreud.com et globe-trotter.com       Available in three sizes and constructed from Globe-Trotter distinctive vulcanised fibreboard, each box features soft leather corners and chrome edging. The perfect addition to any art-loving home for Christmas.

LEVI’S RED X Feng Chen Wang: An ode to the worker
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LEVI’S RED X Feng Chen Wang: An ode to the worker

Fashion We live in an increasingly globalised world, where it is commonplace for people to live and work in cities or even countries that they were not brought up in. Feng Chen Wang has been thinking about this and the Chinese people within her own network who are living and working abroad. She noticed a certain tenacity that was shared between them.     While many of us move away from our hometowns, these places often remain sanctuaries – full of family, friends and acquaintances, memory and emotion – which we always return to. This collection tells the story of an industrial worker who does just this, returns home to be with his family for Spring Festival.       It’s a journey that’s shared by many – Feng has witnessed it first-hand, when she returns to her home herself and sees industrial workers coming back for the Spring Festival. In thiscollaboration with Levis’, she takes this story and retells it through the language of clothes.   The collection echoes Levi’s own history of designing clothes for industrial workers, specificallyminers, and brings this legacy into a contemporary context, combining Levi’s aesthetic with Feng’s deconstructive approach to fashion.     Garments subvert the idea of the pocket, for example, exposing them and coupling them with releasable panels, while at the same time maintaining their functionality. Raw edges are employed to pay homage to this story meanwhile, juxtaposing machine- and hand-sewn fabrics.     As for the colour palette, Feng chose shades that would reinforce this story, selecting a classic Chinese New Year red and a similarly classic workwear blue and blue-and-black gradient, the latter of which reflects Chinese-style denim. Hand-dyed, this fabric emulates the texture of clothes that have been worn and worked in, weathered and wettened – whether by perspiration or precipitation.     This collection is a tribute to the industrial workers who travel – sometimes great distances – to provide for themselves and their loved ones. Theirs is a story of struggle and strength, trial and tenacity. For Feng, it’s both powerful and poetic – a shining example of confronting a challenge, sometimes multiple challenges, and continuing on in hope. We live in an increasingly globalised world, where it is commonplace for people to live and work in cities or even countries that they were not brought up in. Feng Chen Wang has been thinking about this and the Chinese people within her own network who are living and working abroad. She noticed a certain tenacity that was shared between them.     While many of us move away from our hometowns, these places often remain sanctuaries – full of family, friends and acquaintances, memory and emotion – which we always return to. This collection tells the story of an industrial worker who does just this, returns home to be with his family for Spring Festival.       It’s a journey that’s shared by many – Feng has witnessed it first-hand, when she returns to her home herself and sees industrial workers coming back for the Spring Festival. In thiscollaboration with Levis’, she takes this story and retells it through the language of clothes.   The collection echoes Levi’s own history of designing clothes for industrial workers, specificallyminers, and brings this legacy into a contemporary context, combining Levi’s aesthetic with Feng’s deconstructive approach to fashion.     Garments subvert the idea of the pocket, for example, exposing them and coupling them with releasable panels, while at the same time maintaining their functionality. Raw edges are employed to pay homage to this story meanwhile, juxtaposing machine- and hand-sewn fabrics.     As for the colour palette, Feng chose shades that would reinforce this story, selecting a classic Chinese New Year red and a similarly classic workwear blue and blue-and-black gradient, the latter of which reflects Chinese-style denim. Hand-dyed, this fabric emulates the texture of clothes that have been worn and worked in, weathered and wettened – whether by perspiration or precipitation.     This collection is a tribute to the industrial workers who travel – sometimes great distances – to provide for themselves and their loved ones. Theirs is a story of struggle and strength, trial and tenacity. For Feng, it’s both powerful and poetic – a shining example of confronting a challenge, sometimes multiple challenges, and continuing on in hope.

VALENTINO: RE-SIGNIFY PART ONE SHANGHAI
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VALENTINO: RE-SIGNIFY PART ONE SHANGHAI

Art Resigni cation is a pragmatic and conceptual process by which the Creative Director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, is defining Valentino today and its future.     From December 19th 2020 to January 17th 2021, this process and mind set becomes concrete in a physical experience within the spaces of the Power Station of Arts in Shanghai. This Brand Experience is curated by Mariuccia Casadio and Jacopo Bedussi with a setting devised by Kennedy London.   This is the rst chapter in which the iconic themes of the Maison have been drawn from the Archive and from the current collections, transplanted in a new setting and concentrated on two speci c codes: the Stud, from its beginning to its evolution until the new Valentino Garavani Roman Stud, introduced with the Valentino Diary Collection. The aesthetic universe of the Valentino Garavani Atelier, through botany and artisanal ability. A third essential and universal code is Couture, the meaning that Pierpaolo Piccioli gives to the concept of Couture: a way of being, of imagining, of dreaming. A poetic and romantic language that is also visually palpable. But most of all, a language that can be comprehensible and open to all. The visitors will be able to embrace the language of Couture conveyed on each Valentino item and collection.     Re-signification implies a relation with a memory of a documented experience, an archive. It is a reference, a retrieval of signs, colors and pre-existing codes. It is also a vital appropriation, a personal way to reinterpret them to elaborate and to contextualize into the contemporary world, revising proportions, priorities, aesthetics, techniques and functions. On these premises, the chance to translate these interior signs towards the external.     Valentino: Re-Signify Part One is not a fashion presentation. Neither is it an exhibition. It is an experience, an interactive path, conceived with the idea to trigger doubts and curiosity, with the aim to not provide answers.     It is an open system that invites the visitor to conceive diverse and personal interpretations, all authentic because possible. Past and present of the Maison merges with the contemporary artistic and visual research, from video art to underground cinema, from photography to computer graphics. All of them coexist and face each other in a space made of a variety of areas, courses and a meeting points.     A multiple and possible world, where we nd illusive architectures, creations of the Maison from the past to the present: Rockstud and Atelier Accessories, extremized silhouettes of the Of Grace and Light Haute Couture collection, together with the artworks of artists Jacopo Benassi, Cao Fei, Jonas Mekas, Stanley Mouse, Robby Müller, Quayola, Anna Ridler, Rachel Rose, Sølve Sundsbø, Natália Trejbalová and Weirdcore.     An exploration in the scienti c research eld, fantasies that merge a contemporary imaginary to the nature and to the urban environment. References to the heritage and present of Valentino, with eclectic and alternative art traces. Paradigms of a research among two centuries that evokes colors, forms and underlying structures of the Maison.     A possible world where to ponder, explore, be astonished and entertained. An invite to enjoy the pleasure of the discovery, research, loss and recovery, in a heterogeneous ow of visual suggestions among fashion, art and other. Tradition, evolution and transformation of a style and of its innate bond with the evolution of time.     #VALENTINORESIGNIFY #VALENTINO再诠释 Resigni cation is a pragmatic and conceptual process by which the Creative Director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, is defining Valentino today and its future.     From December 19th 2020 to January 17th 2021, this process and mind set becomes concrete in a physical experience within the spaces of the Power Station of Arts in Shanghai. This Brand Experience is curated by Mariuccia Casadio and Jacopo Bedussi with a setting devised by Kennedy London.   This is the rst chapter in which the iconic themes of the Maison have been drawn from the Archive and from the current collections, transplanted in a new setting and concentrated on two speci c codes: the Stud, from its beginning to its evolution until the new Valentino Garavani Roman Stud, introduced with the Valentino Diary Collection. The aesthetic universe of the Valentino Garavani Atelier, through botany and artisanal ability. A third essential and universal code is Couture, the meaning that Pierpaolo Piccioli gives to the concept of Couture: a way of being, of imagining, of dreaming. A poetic and romantic language that is also visually palpable. But most of all, a language that can be comprehensible and open to all. The visitors will be able to embrace the language of Couture conveyed on each Valentino item and collection.     Re-signification implies a relation with a memory of a documented experience, an archive. It is a reference, a retrieval of signs, colors and pre-existing codes. It is also a vital appropriation, a personal way to reinterpret them to elaborate and to contextualize into the contemporary world, revising proportions, priorities, aesthetics, techniques and functions. On these premises, the chance to translate these interior signs towards the external.     Valentino: Re-Signify Part One is not a fashion presentation. Neither is it an exhibition. It is an experience, an interactive path, conceived with the idea to trigger doubts and curiosity, with the aim to not provide answers.     It is an open system that invites the visitor to conceive diverse and personal interpretations, all authentic because possible. Past and present of the Maison merges with the contemporary artistic and visual research, from video art to underground cinema, from photography to computer graphics. All of them coexist and face each other in a space made of a variety of areas, courses and a meeting points.     A multiple and possible world, where we nd illusive architectures, creations of the Maison from the past to the present: Rockstud and Atelier Accessories, extremized silhouettes of the Of Grace and Light Haute Couture collection, together with the artworks of artists Jacopo Benassi, Cao Fei, Jonas Mekas, Stanley Mouse, Robby Müller, Quayola, Anna Ridler, Rachel Rose, Sølve Sundsbø, Natália Trejbalová and Weirdcore.     An exploration in the scienti c research eld, fantasies that merge a contemporary imaginary to the nature and to the urban environment. References to the heritage and present of Valentino, with eclectic and alternative art traces. Paradigms of a research among two centuries that evokes colors, forms and underlying structures of the Maison.     A possible world where to ponder, explore, be astonished and entertained. An invite to enjoy the pleasure of the discovery, research, loss and recovery, in a heterogeneous ow of visual suggestions among fashion, art and other. Tradition, evolution and transformation of a style and of its innate bond with the evolution of time.     #VALENTINORESIGNIFY #VALENTINO再诠释

 ETNIA BARCELONA & IGNASI MONREAL
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ETNIA BARCELONA & IGNASI MONREAL

Accessories The Spanish eyewear brand Etnia Barcelona likes to describe itself as independent, rebellious and unruly. It does what it wants, does not follow trends and sets its own course. In the contemporary Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal, the brand also found that the perfect partner in crime for a collaboration. Ignasi Monreal is the "enfant terrible" of contemporary Spanish artists. He paints, makes ceramics, videos and animations, designs and sometimes works as a creative director. In short, a multi-talent that is difficult to pigeonhole. That is precisely why he and Etnia Barcelona are such a good match. Because this Spanish eyewear brand is also difficult to categorize under one heading. Both know their classics and draw effortlessly from history, but just as easily work with new forms and techniques. Everything they make is personal and unique with surrealism as an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Both also like to create visual surprises, resulting in these unique sunglasses. The cubist shape and the two extra eyes are both intriguing and confusing and refer to modern pop art as much as to classical religious work. The Spanish eyewear brand Etnia Barcelona likes to describe itself as independent, rebellious and unruly. It does what it wants, does not follow trends and sets its own course. In the contemporary Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal, the brand also found that the perfect partner in crime for a collaboration. Ignasi Monreal is the "enfant terrible" of contemporary Spanish artists. He paints, makes ceramics, videos and animations, designs and sometimes works as a creative director. In short, a multi-talent that is difficult to pigeonhole. That is precisely why he and Etnia Barcelona are such a good match. Because this Spanish eyewear brand is also difficult to categorize under one heading. Both know their classics and draw effortlessly from history, but just as easily work with new forms and techniques. Everything they make is personal and unique with surrealism as an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Both also like to create visual surprises, resulting in these unique sunglasses. The cubist shape and the two extra eyes are both intriguing and confusing and refer to modern pop art as much as to classical religious work.

JEROME DREYFUSS SPRING SUMMER 2021
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JEROME DREYFUSS SPRING SUMMER 2021

Fashion “The current crisis has strengthened our convictions: producing less to curb rampant consumerism, reducing the number of annual collections, promoting the use of materials from sustainable agricultural. We have gone from 4 to 2 collectionsa year, I hope that we will be able to keep to this pace and step gracefully out of the rat race. We don’t need new modelsevery two months.” Jérôme Dreyfuss     Two collections per year, but more creativity, more colors, different leathers and natural- ber fabric woven in France. Responsible materials. Without ever losing sight of the woman who walks past our boutique window, who can’t decide between two colors, who thinks before buying. The woman who breaks open her piggy bank for a suede Germain, the one who collects every single Charly. The one who wants to carry Lulu, Bobi, Léon, all the time. The one who is going to pass on Lino, as a gift, or maybe sell it online. So what? Women have a thousand lives. And so do our bags.     SPRING SUMMER 2021   Summer sewn up within French borders. Gypsy at heart. Summer in Camargue, amingos re ected in pink salt ats beneath sun-bleached skies. Galloping bareback on white horses, hair blowing in the wind, a pack slung over your shoulder. Dreams of the open road, a nomad’s life, sleeping under the stars. Caravans, cavalcades, dueling guitars. Peels of laughter from the back of a van. Getting away, running away. A picture postcard. Freedom.   “The current crisis has strengthened our convictions: producing less to curb rampant consumerism, reducing the number of annual collections, promoting the use of materials from sustainable agricultural. We have gone from 4 to 2 collectionsa year, I hope that we will be able to keep to this pace and step gracefully out of the rat race. We don’t need new modelsevery two months.” Jérôme Dreyfuss     Two collections per year, but more creativity, more colors, different leathers and natural- ber fabric woven in France. Responsible materials. Without ever losing sight of the woman who walks past our boutique window, who can’t decide between two colors, who thinks before buying. The woman who breaks open her piggy bank for a suede Germain, the one who collects every single Charly. The one who wants to carry Lulu, Bobi, Léon, all the time. The one who is going to pass on Lino, as a gift, or maybe sell it online. So what? Women have a thousand lives. And so do our bags.     SPRING SUMMER 2021   Summer sewn up within French borders. Gypsy at heart. Summer in Camargue, amingos re ected in pink salt ats beneath sun-bleached skies. Galloping bareback on white horses, hair blowing in the wind, a pack slung over your shoulder. Dreams of the open road, a nomad’s life, sleeping under the stars. Caravans, cavalcades, dueling guitars. Peels of laughter from the back of a van. Getting away, running away. A picture postcard. Freedom.  

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