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Philips TV introduces OLED+935
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Philips TV introduces OLED+935

Design   What do you get when the most progressive producer of quality televisions joins forces with the forces behind one of the most progressive audio icons? A home theater to tell you. Not only do we think so, the jury members of the international EISA Awards also came to this conclusion. The Philips TV OLED+935 won this professional award for the most modern inventions in the audiovisual field. After previously collaborating on the development of a series of very neat televisions, Philips TV and Bowers & Wilkins launched a 55- and 65-inch variant of their new toy in September. An equally powerful and groundbreaking 48 inch version will be launched for the holidays. A device that combines extraordinary performance with the very best design through a combined use of steel, chrome, Kvadrat speaker cloth and Muirhead leather (both on the TV and on the "intuitive" remote control). The Philips OLED+935 guarantees a sensory-stimulating viewing experience thanks to the four-sided Ambilight and modern gadgets such as a fourth generation P5 processor with AI Intelligent Dual picture Engine, making images appear more natural and realistic. Also nice: the New Pure Cinema and Movie Motion modes that almost make you hope that the darkest days of the year continue for a long time. So that you can spend even more lazy mornings, endless afternoons and wonderful evenings with your favorite films and series.     What do you get when the most progressive producer of quality televisions joins forces with the forces behind one of the most progressive audio icons? A home theater to tell you. Not only do we think so, the jury members of the international EISA Awards also came to this conclusion. The Philips TV OLED+935 won this professional award for the most modern inventions in the audiovisual field. After previously collaborating on the development of a series of very neat televisions, Philips TV and Bowers & Wilkins launched a 55- and 65-inch variant of their new toy in September. An equally powerful and groundbreaking 48 inch version will be launched for the holidays. A device that combines extraordinary performance with the very best design through a combined use of steel, chrome, Kvadrat speaker cloth and Muirhead leather (both on the TV and on the "intuitive" remote control). The Philips OLED+935 guarantees a sensory-stimulating viewing experience thanks to the four-sided Ambilight and modern gadgets such as a fourth generation P5 processor with AI Intelligent Dual picture Engine, making images appear more natural and realistic. Also nice: the New Pure Cinema and Movie Motion modes that almost make you hope that the darkest days of the year continue for a long time. So that you can spend even more lazy mornings, endless afternoons and wonderful evenings with your favorite films and series.  

Louis Vuitton Unveils Bespoke Perfume Service
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Louis Vuitton Unveils Bespoke Perfume Service

Beauty Louis Vuitton perpetuates the Art of Personalization and launches its bespoke Haute Perfumery service with Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. A unique creation, conceived and made in Grasse.     It all started in Jacques Cavallier Belletrud’s creative atelier at Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grasse, the cradle of perfumery and leatherworking trades. Since 2012, this is where the Master Perfumer has conceived his most beautiful olfactive propositions for the House. Now, he is opening his workshop to bespoke perfumery, for unique and personalized creations made upon request, in the tradition of the special orders that have been rooted deeply in the Louis Vuitton DNA since 1854.     “I wanted to offer our clients the possibility of wearing a unique fragrance, made in my creative workshop,” explains Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. “To me, this bespoke Haute Perfumery service represents the essence of the House, because ultra personalization has always been at the heart of Louis Vuitton.”     The objective of this unique and privileged moment is to create the client’s olfactory portrait. Jacques Cavallier Belletrud inquires as to tastes, memories, and lifestyle as well as typical perfume habits. In the process, a genuine, intimate collaboration takes shape between client and Master Perfumer. After this exceptional and emotionally rich consultation, the Master Perfumer begins composing a scent and develops several formulas in his atelier at Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grasse. To do so, he selects from among the most exclusive raw materials he has sourced in the four corners of the globe, in order to create the fragrance trail that best corresponds to its client’s personality. Jacques Cavallier Belletrud can then calibrate each olfactory nuance down to the tiniest details to offer a resolutely made-to- measure composition.     An exceptional showcase:   It takes several months to finalize a fragrance formula. The perfume is then composed by hand at the Atelier d’Art, a new space dedicated to bespoke perfumes in the heart of Les Fontaines Parfumées. In the meantime, the trunk in which the perfume will be presented is specially crafted in Asnières, Louis Vuitton’s historic workshop and the cradle for all of its special orders. This unique and personalizable trunk holds four 100ml bottles, three 200ml bottles, a 100ml travel case, a travel spray, plus 16 refills.   A sustainable service:   As with all of the House’s perfumes, made-to-measure Haute Perfumery benefits from a refill service upon request, which is available in all Louis Vuitton stores carrying perfume fountains. Each unique formula will be forever inscribed in the Louis Vuitton archives at Les Fontaines Parfumées so that the client’s olfactory signature may be perpetuated.     Special orders: Historic savoir-faire:   Since its founding, the House has accompanied clients in their quest for rare and exceptional products and perpetuated the Art of Personalization, a tradition inscribed in the trunk-maker’s DNA since 1854. In 1859, the House opened its workshop in Asnières, just outside Paris. To this day, trunks and special orders are crafted there by highly qualified artisans for travellers the world over. The emblematic Desk-Trunk for the renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski and the Tea Service Trunk for the Maharaja of Baroda were made here. More recently, the House’s historic workshop crafted cases for transporting the world’s most prestigious sports trophies, including those for the FIFA, the French Open, and the NBA, as well as Sneaker and Vanity Trunks — contemporary versions of the cosmetic cases of the 1920s.     The special order service will be available starting in November 2020. Louis Vuitton perpetuates the Art of Personalization and launches its bespoke Haute Perfumery service with Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. A unique creation, conceived and made in Grasse.     It all started in Jacques Cavallier Belletrud’s creative atelier at Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grasse, the cradle of perfumery and leatherworking trades. Since 2012, this is where the Master Perfumer has conceived his most beautiful olfactive propositions for the House. Now, he is opening his workshop to bespoke perfumery, for unique and personalized creations made upon request, in the tradition of the special orders that have been rooted deeply in the Louis Vuitton DNA since 1854.     “I wanted to offer our clients the possibility of wearing a unique fragrance, made in my creative workshop,” explains Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. “To me, this bespoke Haute Perfumery service represents the essence of the House, because ultra personalization has always been at the heart of Louis Vuitton.”     The objective of this unique and privileged moment is to create the client’s olfactory portrait. Jacques Cavallier Belletrud inquires as to tastes, memories, and lifestyle as well as typical perfume habits. In the process, a genuine, intimate collaboration takes shape between client and Master Perfumer. After this exceptional and emotionally rich consultation, the Master Perfumer begins composing a scent and develops several formulas in his atelier at Les Fontaines Parfumées in Grasse. To do so, he selects from among the most exclusive raw materials he has sourced in the four corners of the globe, in order to create the fragrance trail that best corresponds to its client’s personality. Jacques Cavallier Belletrud can then calibrate each olfactory nuance down to the tiniest details to offer a resolutely made-to- measure composition.     An exceptional showcase:   It takes several months to finalize a fragrance formula. The perfume is then composed by hand at the Atelier d’Art, a new space dedicated to bespoke perfumes in the heart of Les Fontaines Parfumées. In the meantime, the trunk in which the perfume will be presented is specially crafted in Asnières, Louis Vuitton’s historic workshop and the cradle for all of its special orders. This unique and personalizable trunk holds four 100ml bottles, three 200ml bottles, a 100ml travel case, a travel spray, plus 16 refills.   A sustainable service:   As with all of the House’s perfumes, made-to-measure Haute Perfumery benefits from a refill service upon request, which is available in all Louis Vuitton stores carrying perfume fountains. Each unique formula will be forever inscribed in the Louis Vuitton archives at Les Fontaines Parfumées so that the client’s olfactory signature may be perpetuated.     Special orders: Historic savoir-faire:   Since its founding, the House has accompanied clients in their quest for rare and exceptional products and perpetuated the Art of Personalization, a tradition inscribed in the trunk-maker’s DNA since 1854. In 1859, the House opened its workshop in Asnières, just outside Paris. To this day, trunks and special orders are crafted there by highly qualified artisans for travellers the world over. The emblematic Desk-Trunk for the renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski and the Tea Service Trunk for the Maharaja of Baroda were made here. More recently, the House’s historic workshop crafted cases for transporting the world’s most prestigious sports trophies, including those for the FIFA, the French Open, and the NBA, as well as Sneaker and Vanity Trunks — contemporary versions of the cosmetic cases of the 1920s.     The special order service will be available starting in November 2020.

Chloé announces the appointment of Gabriela Hearst as Creative Director
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Chloé announces the appointment of Gabriela Hearst as Creative Director

Fashion Riccardo Bellini, Chief Executive Officer, announced today that Gabriela Hearst will be joining Chloé as Creative Director effective December 7th 2020.      “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Gabriela Hearst at our Maison. I have always admired her vibrant creative energy and exquisite sense of quality and craft. Her powerful vision of more responsible fashion truly embodies the values and sense of commitment of today's Chloé women. Gabriela is a forward-thinking woman and her creative leadership will be a positive force in further evolving and expanding our founder’s original vision of meaningful and powerful femininity. Together, we share the conviction that we all have a responsibility to actively participate in the shaping of a sustainable future and look forward to jointly pushing Chloé to new heights” said CEO, Riccardo Bellini.     “I am grateful for an opportunity at such a beloved brand as Chloé. I am thankful to Natacha Ramsay-Levi and all the other extraordinary designers that have come before her and helped build on the purposeful vision of Gaby Aghion. I am excited for the opportunity to work under the leadership of Riccardo Bellini and support him in his commitment to create a business that is socially conscious and in balance with our environment. I am also humbled to be able to work with the Chloé team to help execute this beautiful vision in creative and accountable ways” said Gabriela Hearst.      Gabriela Hearst is the first female designer with a multi-cultural heritage to both Uruguay and the United States to take the helm of a Paris fashion House.     Her first collection for the Maison will be presented in March 2021. Gabriela Hearst will remain as Creative Director of her eponymous brand.  Riccardo Bellini, Chief Executive Officer, announced today that Gabriela Hearst will be joining Chloé as Creative Director effective December 7th 2020.      “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Gabriela Hearst at our Maison. I have always admired her vibrant creative energy and exquisite sense of quality and craft. Her powerful vision of more responsible fashion truly embodies the values and sense of commitment of today's Chloé women. Gabriela is a forward-thinking woman and her creative leadership will be a positive force in further evolving and expanding our founder’s original vision of meaningful and powerful femininity. Together, we share the conviction that we all have a responsibility to actively participate in the shaping of a sustainable future and look forward to jointly pushing Chloé to new heights” said CEO, Riccardo Bellini.     “I am grateful for an opportunity at such a beloved brand as Chloé. I am thankful to Natacha Ramsay-Levi and all the other extraordinary designers that have come before her and helped build on the purposeful vision of Gaby Aghion. I am excited for the opportunity to work under the leadership of Riccardo Bellini and support him in his commitment to create a business that is socially conscious and in balance with our environment. I am also humbled to be able to work with the Chloé team to help execute this beautiful vision in creative and accountable ways” said Gabriela Hearst.      Gabriela Hearst is the first female designer with a multi-cultural heritage to both Uruguay and the United States to take the helm of a Paris fashion House.     Her first collection for the Maison will be presented in March 2021. Gabriela Hearst will remain as Creative Director of her eponymous brand. 

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WEEKDAY: Store Made Holiday Studio
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WEEKDAY: Store Made Holiday Studio

Fashion During this holiday season, the Weekday Store Made Studio will collaborate with three designers, one per week, for exclusive and unique design pieces. The pieces will be sold on the Weekday Big Cartel site and all money made from the collaborations will be donated to Civil Rights Defenders, an international human rights organization. Civil Rights Defenders support human rights activists in their fight against injustices such as political persecution, racism and oppression against the LGBTQI community.     The first collection is in collaboration with Ellen Hodakova Larsson.      Ellen Hodakova Larsson:   Stockholm based designer Ellen Hodakova Larsson designs focus on alternative ways of reworking old clothing to find new functions and values in already produced material. By deconstructing and recontextualizing vintage and deadstock clothing she is able to flip the original function in the process. For this collaboration Weekday gloves that once warmed hands now warms the body and bras which once held breasts are now top and skirt. Collection drops November 26th.     Annika Berger and Per Axen:   Weekday designers Annika Berger and Per Axen have spent the last year creating one off pieces for the Store Made Studio. Their focus has been on offering customers new ideas on how to be resourceful with what they already have at home. Recent collections have used cut up and mash up techniques, spray painting and dip dying to creatively refresh a wardrobe instead of making new purchases. Collections drops December 3rd.     Per Götesson:   London based designer Per Götesson is a graduate of Beckman's College of Design and The Royal College of Art. Götesson's eponymous label caught the eye of both Lulu Kennedy at Fashion East and Topman during his studies. He debuted his graduate collection on the London Fashion Week Men's catwalk with menswear collective MAN in 2016. Taking a no-frills approach to functional fashion Götesson's inspiration comes from the everyday and mundane but subverts it to add romance and poetry to traditional ideas of masculinity. Collection drops December 10th.     Claire Yurika Davis:   London-based designer, sustainability consultant and tarot reader Claire Yurika Davis specializes in slick, fetish-inspired designs. By sourcing the lowest impact materials, creating minimal waste and reducing her collections from a relentless season-to-season model to just one a year, Claire’s sustainable practices began on day one of founding her brand HANGER. Reworking pieces to her genderless, slutty and tailored aesthetic. Collection drops December 17th.     Collections unveiled exclusively on Weekday Instagram account @weekdayofficialSold exclusively on: https://weekdaystoremade.bigcartel.com/ During this holiday season, the Weekday Store Made Studio will collaborate with three designers, one per week, for exclusive and unique design pieces. The pieces will be sold on the Weekday Big Cartel site and all money made from the collaborations will be donated to Civil Rights Defenders, an international human rights organization. Civil Rights Defenders support human rights activists in their fight against injustices such as political persecution, racism and oppression against the LGBTQI community.     The first collection is in collaboration with Ellen Hodakova Larsson.      Ellen Hodakova Larsson:   Stockholm based designer Ellen Hodakova Larsson designs focus on alternative ways of reworking old clothing to find new functions and values in already produced material. By deconstructing and recontextualizing vintage and deadstock clothing she is able to flip the original function in the process. For this collaboration Weekday gloves that once warmed hands now warms the body and bras which once held breasts are now top and skirt. Collection drops November 26th.     Annika Berger and Per Axen:   Weekday designers Annika Berger and Per Axen have spent the last year creating one off pieces for the Store Made Studio. Their focus has been on offering customers new ideas on how to be resourceful with what they already have at home. Recent collections have used cut up and mash up techniques, spray painting and dip dying to creatively refresh a wardrobe instead of making new purchases. Collections drops December 3rd.     Per Götesson:   London based designer Per Götesson is a graduate of Beckman's College of Design and The Royal College of Art. Götesson's eponymous label caught the eye of both Lulu Kennedy at Fashion East and Topman during his studies. He debuted his graduate collection on the London Fashion Week Men's catwalk with menswear collective MAN in 2016. Taking a no-frills approach to functional fashion Götesson's inspiration comes from the everyday and mundane but subverts it to add romance and poetry to traditional ideas of masculinity. Collection drops December 10th.     Claire Yurika Davis:   London-based designer, sustainability consultant and tarot reader Claire Yurika Davis specializes in slick, fetish-inspired designs. By sourcing the lowest impact materials, creating minimal waste and reducing her collections from a relentless season-to-season model to just one a year, Claire’s sustainable practices began on day one of founding her brand HANGER. Reworking pieces to her genderless, slutty and tailored aesthetic. Collection drops December 17th.     Collections unveiled exclusively on Weekday Instagram account @weekdayofficialSold exclusively on: https://weekdaystoremade.bigcartel.com/

GIVENCHY ACCESSORIES FOR SPRING & SUMMER
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GIVENCHY ACCESSORIES FOR SPRING & SUMMER

Accessories We are delighted to share some of our favorites GIVENCHY items for Spring & Summer.   givenchy.com   We are delighted to share some of our favorites GIVENCHY items for Spring & Summer.   givenchy.com  

Alexander McQueen presents the new menswear spring/summer 2021 collection
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Alexander McQueen presents the new menswear spring/summer 2021 collection

Fashion This collection was designed during lockdown. It is made predominantly out of stock fabric: over-printed, over-dyed - renewed.     alexandermcqueen.com This collection was designed during lockdown. It is made predominantly out of stock fabric: over-printed, over-dyed - renewed.     alexandermcqueen.com

THE CHANEL MÉTIERS D’ART COLLECTION
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THE CHANEL MÉTIERS D’ART COLLECTION

Fashion Week Created in 2002 to pay tribute to the French fashion savoir-faire endlessly reinvented in a constant dialogue between the House of CHANEL and the artisans, the CHANEL Métiers d’art collection is, each year, an exceptional rendezvous.      Presented in December, outside the official show calendar, this Ready-to-Wear collection unique to CHANEL, is always themed with a destination – real or imaginary – linked to the history or current events of the House.      Today, the collection expresses the creative power of Virginie Viard, Artistic Director of Fashion collections, and combines the expertise of CHANEL's Métiers d’art circle, bringing together several hundred embroiderers, feather workers, paruriers, pleaters, shoemakers, hatters and glove-makers located in Paris, the rest of France and Italy.     Some decades after Gabrielle Chanel had been the first to call upon Paris’s best artisans, the need to protect, sustain and develop these enterprises, to support their capacity for innovation and global recognition, became an obvious mission to the House of CHANEL. It came into effect in 1985 with the acquisition of the parurier Desrues, followed by nearly forty more Maisons d’art and manufactories1, employing more than 6,600 people from different generations and backgrounds, all serving the creativity of CHANEL and the other big fashion houses – without exclusivity – in France and on the international scene.      In 2021, eleven Maisons d'art2 will be moving into Le 19M, the new site established by CHANEL on the edge of the 19th arrondissement in Paris and its neighbouring town Aubervilliers, that will be dedicated to the fashion Métiers d’art. As independent entities, they will continue to work with all their clients according to the inspiration of designers.  A veritable bridge between tradition and innovation, this 25,500 m2 showcase imagined by the architect Rudy Ricciotti will meet the specific needs of the 600 artisans who will work there. This architectural oeuvre has been designed with energy efficiency in mind and aims to obtain the most demanding environmental certifications and labels. Le 19M will also house an inclusive and multidisciplinary creative space, dedicated to sharing, dialoguing and meeting with the public.      With Le 19M, CHANEL continues its work to preserve and develop the savoir-faire of the Métiers d'art and to reaffirm Paris as the capital of creation.     #CHANELMetiersdArt  #Le19M Created in 2002 to pay tribute to the French fashion savoir-faire endlessly reinvented in a constant dialogue between the House of CHANEL and the artisans, the CHANEL Métiers d’art collection is, each year, an exceptional rendezvous.      Presented in December, outside the official show calendar, this Ready-to-Wear collection unique to CHANEL, is always themed with a destination – real or imaginary – linked to the history or current events of the House.      Today, the collection expresses the creative power of Virginie Viard, Artistic Director of Fashion collections, and combines the expertise of CHANEL's Métiers d’art circle, bringing together several hundred embroiderers, feather workers, paruriers, pleaters, shoemakers, hatters and glove-makers located in Paris, the rest of France and Italy.     Some decades after Gabrielle Chanel had been the first to call upon Paris’s best artisans, the need to protect, sustain and develop these enterprises, to support their capacity for innovation and global recognition, became an obvious mission to the House of CHANEL. It came into effect in 1985 with the acquisition of the parurier Desrues, followed by nearly forty more Maisons d’art and manufactories1, employing more than 6,600 people from different generations and backgrounds, all serving the creativity of CHANEL and the other big fashion houses – without exclusivity – in France and on the international scene.      In 2021, eleven Maisons d'art2 will be moving into Le 19M, the new site established by CHANEL on the edge of the 19th arrondissement in Paris and its neighbouring town Aubervilliers, that will be dedicated to the fashion Métiers d’art. As independent entities, they will continue to work with all their clients according to the inspiration of designers.  A veritable bridge between tradition and innovation, this 25,500 m2 showcase imagined by the architect Rudy Ricciotti will meet the specific needs of the 600 artisans who will work there. This architectural oeuvre has been designed with energy efficiency in mind and aims to obtain the most demanding environmental certifications and labels. Le 19M will also house an inclusive and multidisciplinary creative space, dedicated to sharing, dialoguing and meeting with the public.      With Le 19M, CHANEL continues its work to preserve and develop the savoir-faire of the Métiers d'art and to reaffirm Paris as the capital of creation.     #CHANELMetiersdArt  #Le19M

THE GREEN SOUL OF ZEGNA
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THE GREEN SOUL OF ZEGNA

Fashion A SUSTAINABLE ETHOS HAS LED US SINCE OUR INCEPTION. RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS PEOPLE, COMMUNITY AND TERRITORY HAS BEEN AT OUR CORE SINCE 1910. ENSURING THE HIGHEST QUALITY WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS IS OUR LEGACY. GIVING BACK IS OUR PATH. PASSION IS OUR MOTIVATION FOR PRESERVATION. IN LOVE WITH NATURE FOR 110 YEARS, AT ZEGNA WE CONTINUE TO TAKE CARE OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.     At Zegna, we have taken care of the world we live in from the beginning, following in the footsteps of our founder Ermenegildo Zegna. This is our company mission, based on a constantly-evolving thought: looking at the future with the belief that our actions today will shape our tomorrow. At Zegna, social and environmental responsibility have been our roots for 110 years. When we were founded in 1910, Ermenegildo Zegna’s dream was not just to create the world’s finest textiles but to make his hometown and the world around it a better place, ensuring the highest-quality products without compromising the quality of life for future generations. His vision is still the heart of everything we do. The environment is at the core of our efforts: we believe the very best garments can only come from the best natural resources, and that these resources need to be cared for. The advanced vertical integrated of our business model facilitates our journey towards a sustainable product and holds us accountable for responsible practices and processes.      2020 marks our 110th anniversary. On this landmark year we are proud to renew our sustainability pledge, exemplified by OASI Zegna, where our Lanificio Zegna was established and our green philosophy was ignited. OASI Zegna is a unique model of our environmental consciousness, a territory that now covers 100km2 from Trivero to Valle Cervo in the Alpi Biellesi, that would not have been possible without the visionary approach of our founder.      As a living example of the company’s sustainable philosophy, Zegna is partnering with Green Pea to create a new shop-in-shop at the world’s first Green Retail Park in Turin, showcasing us as one of the most sustainable fashion luxury brands. Based on a true respect for earth and nature, Green Pea shares our company’s conscious mindset. With a 200m2space, the Zegna shop features an exclusive selection of our most iconic products, including the #UseTheExisting project, representing our commitment to sustainability. Launched with the Ermenegildo Zegna XXX F/W2019 collection, #UseTheExisting embodies our pledge to use more and more natural and technical fabrics developed with innovative processes from pre-existing and post-consumer sources with the aim to make the dream of zero waste possible. It’s a vision that perfectly complements Green Pea’s mission to feature high-quality products created using materials that are in harmony with nature. It’s an authentic vision requiring an individual commitment to meet a collective purpose.       “In an ever-changing world, luxury companies can simply adapt to changes or choose to be a positive force in driving these changes. Our responsibility is to leverage our past to build a better present and future. This carries over into everything we do, following our founder’s legacy. I’m very pleased that Zegna is part of the Green Pea project, partnering with Oscar Farinetti who shares the same sustainability ethos with us”, says Gildo Zegna, CEO of Ermenegildo Zegna.     Zegna’s offering within Green Pea will also include an exclusive Made to Measure brand experience featuring a unique selection of products and textiles, such as ACHILLFARMTMwool that comes directly from our own farm in Australia, and 12MILMIL12 woven from our luxurious, superfine Australian wool. Moreover, Zegna offers Green Pea’s customers a selection of handmade products developed in collaboration with the San Patrignano community and an exclusive new range of OASI Zegna cashmere plaids made with #UseTheExisting fabric. Beyond our products, customers will also have the opportunity to experience OASI Zegna first-hand in a scaled-down version of the nature park thoughtfully replicated outside its original environment: a walking pathway showcasing a total of 14 different botanical species on the building’s terrace, mapping out the history of our green lung OASI Zegna. A SUSTAINABLE ETHOS HAS LED US SINCE OUR INCEPTION. RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS PEOPLE, COMMUNITY AND TERRITORY HAS BEEN AT OUR CORE SINCE 1910. ENSURING THE HIGHEST QUALITY WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS IS OUR LEGACY. GIVING BACK IS OUR PATH. PASSION IS OUR MOTIVATION FOR PRESERVATION. IN LOVE WITH NATURE FOR 110 YEARS, AT ZEGNA WE CONTINUE TO TAKE CARE OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.     At Zegna, we have taken care of the world we live in from the beginning, following in the footsteps of our founder Ermenegildo Zegna. This is our company mission, based on a constantly-evolving thought: looking at the future with the belief that our actions today will shape our tomorrow. At Zegna, social and environmental responsibility have been our roots for 110 years. When we were founded in 1910, Ermenegildo Zegna’s dream was not just to create the world’s finest textiles but to make his hometown and the world around it a better place, ensuring the highest-quality products without compromising the quality of life for future generations. His vision is still the heart of everything we do. The environment is at the core of our efforts: we believe the very best garments can only come from the best natural resources, and that these resources need to be cared for. The advanced vertical integrated of our business model facilitates our journey towards a sustainable product and holds us accountable for responsible practices and processes.      2020 marks our 110th anniversary. On this landmark year we are proud to renew our sustainability pledge, exemplified by OASI Zegna, where our Lanificio Zegna was established and our green philosophy was ignited. OASI Zegna is a unique model of our environmental consciousness, a territory that now covers 100km2 from Trivero to Valle Cervo in the Alpi Biellesi, that would not have been possible without the visionary approach of our founder.      As a living example of the company’s sustainable philosophy, Zegna is partnering with Green Pea to create a new shop-in-shop at the world’s first Green Retail Park in Turin, showcasing us as one of the most sustainable fashion luxury brands. Based on a true respect for earth and nature, Green Pea shares our company’s conscious mindset. With a 200m2space, the Zegna shop features an exclusive selection of our most iconic products, including the #UseTheExisting project, representing our commitment to sustainability. Launched with the Ermenegildo Zegna XXX F/W2019 collection, #UseTheExisting embodies our pledge to use more and more natural and technical fabrics developed with innovative processes from pre-existing and post-consumer sources with the aim to make the dream of zero waste possible. It’s a vision that perfectly complements Green Pea’s mission to feature high-quality products created using materials that are in harmony with nature. It’s an authentic vision requiring an individual commitment to meet a collective purpose.       “In an ever-changing world, luxury companies can simply adapt to changes or choose to be a positive force in driving these changes. Our responsibility is to leverage our past to build a better present and future. This carries over into everything we do, following our founder’s legacy. I’m very pleased that Zegna is part of the Green Pea project, partnering with Oscar Farinetti who shares the same sustainability ethos with us”, says Gildo Zegna, CEO of Ermenegildo Zegna.     Zegna’s offering within Green Pea will also include an exclusive Made to Measure brand experience featuring a unique selection of products and textiles, such as ACHILLFARMTMwool that comes directly from our own farm in Australia, and 12MILMIL12 woven from our luxurious, superfine Australian wool. Moreover, Zegna offers Green Pea’s customers a selection of handmade products developed in collaboration with the San Patrignano community and an exclusive new range of OASI Zegna cashmere plaids made with #UseTheExisting fabric. Beyond our products, customers will also have the opportunity to experience OASI Zegna first-hand in a scaled-down version of the nature park thoughtfully replicated outside its original environment: a walking pathway showcasing a total of 14 different botanical species on the building’s terrace, mapping out the history of our green lung OASI Zegna.

adidas for Prada Two Icons of Design and Innovation Come Together to Launch the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 silhouette
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adidas for Prada Two Icons of Design and Innovation Come Together to Launch the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 silhouette

Accessories The next iteration of the Adidas and Prada partnership has arrived. Until now, the two brands manifested their collaboration through a specific perspective as Prada brought its distinct lens to adidas, reinterpreting the Superstar sneaker with expert craftsmanship. For the next stage in the ongoing partnership, adidas brings its expertise to Prada, creating the forward thinking A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 silhouette for the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team.     Both Prada and adidas have continually expressed an innate passion for athletic performance. Prada has participated in the oldest trophy in sport, the America’s Cup, for over two decades with the Luna Rossa sailing team; adidas’ continuous commitment to pioneering sporting innovation and precision technology has also extended to the America’s Cup, as the brand equipped a challenger team between 2005 and 2007.     Crafted for the sport of sailing, the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 is inspired by the design of the new AC75 Luna Rossa boat as well as iconic Prada and adidas sneakers from the past. Celebrating a shared legacy of sporting excellence and designed as an extension of the athlete’s body, thesilhouette features a sleek, lightweight look and feel, matched with flexible barefoot stability. While the performance-focused shoes will be worn in competition by the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, a lifestyle version will be available for purchase.     Fueled by a combined dedication to innovation and sustainability, the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 serves as a collaborative step toward both brands' commitments for the environment. The upper is composed of PRIMEGREEN, a series of high-performance recycled materials, which is then complimented by a hydrophobic E-TPU outer shell, providing flexible, breathable support and preventing water from penetrating the silhouette. The sneaker’s ergonomically designed EVA tongue and perforated, soft, synthetic-suede inner saddle accentuate its sailing performance capabilities. Moreover, the sneaker features a perforated BOOST midsole as well as a wrap-around outsole to provide elevated protection, durability, and freedom of movement. The specially crafted laces which have been designed to be narrow at the bottom, enabling Speed Lacing, and wider at the top, preventing tied knots from coming open easily during competition. The silhouette then comes packaged in a sleek co- branded box that slips inside of a custom water-resistant pouch-bag.     Accompanying the launch of the silhouette is an elegantly shot campaign, which explores the sensation of lightness through visual depictions of luminosity and weightlessness.     Serving as the next evolution of this forward-thinking partnership, the adidas for Prada A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 silhouette launches globally in a white colorway on December 9 2020, via Prada boutiques and adidas flagship stores worldwide, alongside selected wholesalers. The range is also available via prada.com and adidas.com.     #adidasforPrada The next iteration of the Adidas and Prada partnership has arrived. Until now, the two brands manifested their collaboration through a specific perspective as Prada brought its distinct lens to adidas, reinterpreting the Superstar sneaker with expert craftsmanship. For the next stage in the ongoing partnership, adidas brings its expertise to Prada, creating the forward thinking A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 silhouette for the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team.     Both Prada and adidas have continually expressed an innate passion for athletic performance. Prada has participated in the oldest trophy in sport, the America’s Cup, for over two decades with the Luna Rossa sailing team; adidas’ continuous commitment to pioneering sporting innovation and precision technology has also extended to the America’s Cup, as the brand equipped a challenger team between 2005 and 2007.     Crafted for the sport of sailing, the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 is inspired by the design of the new AC75 Luna Rossa boat as well as iconic Prada and adidas sneakers from the past. Celebrating a shared legacy of sporting excellence and designed as an extension of the athlete’s body, thesilhouette features a sleek, lightweight look and feel, matched with flexible barefoot stability. While the performance-focused shoes will be worn in competition by the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, a lifestyle version will be available for purchase.     Fueled by a combined dedication to innovation and sustainability, the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 serves as a collaborative step toward both brands' commitments for the environment. The upper is composed of PRIMEGREEN, a series of high-performance recycled materials, which is then complimented by a hydrophobic E-TPU outer shell, providing flexible, breathable support and preventing water from penetrating the silhouette. The sneaker’s ergonomically designed EVA tongue and perforated, soft, synthetic-suede inner saddle accentuate its sailing performance capabilities. Moreover, the sneaker features a perforated BOOST midsole as well as a wrap-around outsole to provide elevated protection, durability, and freedom of movement. The specially crafted laces which have been designed to be narrow at the bottom, enabling Speed Lacing, and wider at the top, preventing tied knots from coming open easily during competition. The silhouette then comes packaged in a sleek co- branded box that slips inside of a custom water-resistant pouch-bag.     Accompanying the launch of the silhouette is an elegantly shot campaign, which explores the sensation of lightness through visual depictions of luminosity and weightlessness.     Serving as the next evolution of this forward-thinking partnership, the adidas for Prada A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 silhouette launches globally in a white colorway on December 9 2020, via Prada boutiques and adidas flagship stores worldwide, alongside selected wholesalers. The range is also available via prada.com and adidas.com.     #adidasforPrada

BREITLING LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE, SUSTAINABLE WATCH BOX CREATED ENTIRELY FROM UPCYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES
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BREITLING LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE, SUSTAINABLE WATCH BOX CREATED ENTIRELY FROM UPCYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES

Watches Breitling is introducing a foldable, reusable watch box created entirely from upcycled plastic bottles. With the new box, Breitling has effectively reinvented packaging in the watch industry – underscoring the brand’s com- mitment to reducing its environmental impact and replacing the large, heavy watch boxes that have long been an industry mainstay with a small, smart, modular alternative. The sustainable packaging has already been awarded the Efficient Solution Label, given by the Solar Impulse Foundation to solutions that have a positive impact on the environment and the economy.     Breitling’s new watch box is made from materials that can be recycled and reused in future projects. From the fabric to the push buttons that open it – the new watch box is made from 100% upcycled PET bottles, which are among the most widely recyclable types of plastic. Following the cradle-to-cradle – or regenerative – prin- ciple, once the box is no longer needed, it can be re- cycled at a dedicated facility where it will be fed back into the rPET cycle. Breitling’s new watch boxes will be available in early 2021.     Breitling CEO Georges Kern is excited about what the in- dustry’s first 100% recycled and recyclable watch box that is both foldable and reusable means to his brand. He says: “Breitling is committed to doing everything within its sphere of influence to reduce the company’s environmental impact. With that in mind, we started working on a sustainable packaging concept with the goal of optimizing the impact on the environment, and the result has exceeded our ambitions. It has evolved into a positively disruptive element that has affected many different aspects of our packaging, ranging from material to transport and even to how customers will use the box.”     A Reduced Footprint and Fewer Materials:   Before introducing the new watch box, Breitling had already explored ways of reducing the environmental footprint of its packaging. The brand created an alter- native box that was about half the size of the industry standard – and that was only the beginning. The next major step was the introduction of the new watch box, which, in turn, is about half the size of Breitling’s current box. At the same time, Breitling reduced the number of elements used in its packaging from an average of 12 to just 3: the box, the pillow, and the quick-start guide.     Optimized Logistics Flows, Minimized CO2 Emissions:   With its revised packaging concept, Breitling is able to ship the new boxes directly to its markets, meaning that the average distance a box travels is reduced by almost 30%. The smaller size has a positive impact on logistics, particularly since the box can be unfolded and shipped flat. The steps that Breitling has taken since the start of its search for an environmentally friendly watch box have meant a reduction in transport-related CO2 emissions of over 60% compared to those generated by the shipment of its original watch box.   These new, ecologically responsible watch boxes com- plement some of Breitling’s other initiatives, including its partnership with the NGO Ocean Conservancy, which is dedicated to solving the most pressing challenges facing the world’s oceans, including ocean plastics.       Added Benefits for Breitling Customers:   In addition, the pillow inside the box has been given a second purpose with a design that allows it to be used as a travel pouch. Breitling started out with the idea of creating a watch box with reduced environmental impact but the project has resulted in some additional benefits. With the innovative design and multiple uses of the box and pillow elements, customers will appre- ciate the packaging for its practicality and versatility.     The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label:   Breitling was delighted to see its new sustainable pack- aging concept awarded the Efficient Solution Label, delivered by the Solar Impulse Foundation. The founda- tion has set itself the goal of selecting 1000 solutions that protect the environment in a financially profitable way, presenting them to decision-makers in order to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, and has recognized Breitling’s new packaging as one of them. Thanks to a rigorous evaluation process, the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label is the only eval- uation that guarantees the economic profitability of products and processes that protect the environment. Considered a recognition for innovators and a credible marker of quality for governments and companies, it enables decision-makers to find efficient solutions to meet their environmental commitments.     Customers Can Choose the Conventional Box – and Support SUGi:   The classic Breitling watch box will still be available to customers who request it. They will be encouraged to offset the environmental impact of their choice by making a voluntary contribution to SUGi. Breitling is proud to be a partner of this people-powered impact venture, which is committed to making the restoration of biodiversity simple, shareable, and societally trans- formative. The funds will be used to restore biodiver- sity and regenerate ecosystems in SUGi Urban Forests around the world.         Breitling is introducing a foldable, reusable watch box created entirely from upcycled plastic bottles. With the new box, Breitling has effectively reinvented packaging in the watch industry – underscoring the brand’s com- mitment to reducing its environmental impact and replacing the large, heavy watch boxes that have long been an industry mainstay with a small, smart, modular alternative. The sustainable packaging has already been awarded the Efficient Solution Label, given by the Solar Impulse Foundation to solutions that have a positive impact on the environment and the economy.     Breitling’s new watch box is made from materials that can be recycled and reused in future projects. From the fabric to the push buttons that open it – the new watch box is made from 100% upcycled PET bottles, which are among the most widely recyclable types of plastic. Following the cradle-to-cradle – or regenerative – prin- ciple, once the box is no longer needed, it can be re- cycled at a dedicated facility where it will be fed back into the rPET cycle. Breitling’s new watch boxes will be available in early 2021.     Breitling CEO Georges Kern is excited about what the in- dustry’s first 100% recycled and recyclable watch box that is both foldable and reusable means to his brand. He says: “Breitling is committed to doing everything within its sphere of influence to reduce the company’s environmental impact. With that in mind, we started working on a sustainable packaging concept with the goal of optimizing the impact on the environment, and the result has exceeded our ambitions. It has evolved into a positively disruptive element that has affected many different aspects of our packaging, ranging from material to transport and even to how customers will use the box.”     A Reduced Footprint and Fewer Materials:   Before introducing the new watch box, Breitling had already explored ways of reducing the environmental footprint of its packaging. The brand created an alter- native box that was about half the size of the industry standard – and that was only the beginning. The next major step was the introduction of the new watch box, which, in turn, is about half the size of Breitling’s current box. At the same time, Breitling reduced the number of elements used in its packaging from an average of 12 to just 3: the box, the pillow, and the quick-start guide.     Optimized Logistics Flows, Minimized CO2 Emissions:   With its revised packaging concept, Breitling is able to ship the new boxes directly to its markets, meaning that the average distance a box travels is reduced by almost 30%. The smaller size has a positive impact on logistics, particularly since the box can be unfolded and shipped flat. The steps that Breitling has taken since the start of its search for an environmentally friendly watch box have meant a reduction in transport-related CO2 emissions of over 60% compared to those generated by the shipment of its original watch box.   These new, ecologically responsible watch boxes com- plement some of Breitling’s other initiatives, including its partnership with the NGO Ocean Conservancy, which is dedicated to solving the most pressing challenges facing the world’s oceans, including ocean plastics.       Added Benefits for Breitling Customers:   In addition, the pillow inside the box has been given a second purpose with a design that allows it to be used as a travel pouch. Breitling started out with the idea of creating a watch box with reduced environmental impact but the project has resulted in some additional benefits. With the innovative design and multiple uses of the box and pillow elements, customers will appre- ciate the packaging for its practicality and versatility.     The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label:   Breitling was delighted to see its new sustainable pack- aging concept awarded the Efficient Solution Label, delivered by the Solar Impulse Foundation. The founda- tion has set itself the goal of selecting 1000 solutions that protect the environment in a financially profitable way, presenting them to decision-makers in order to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, and has recognized Breitling’s new packaging as one of them. Thanks to a rigorous evaluation process, the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label is the only eval- uation that guarantees the economic profitability of products and processes that protect the environment. Considered a recognition for innovators and a credible marker of quality for governments and companies, it enables decision-makers to find efficient solutions to meet their environmental commitments.     Customers Can Choose the Conventional Box – and Support SUGi:   The classic Breitling watch box will still be available to customers who request it. They will be encouraged to offset the environmental impact of their choice by making a voluntary contribution to SUGi. Breitling is proud to be a partner of this people-powered impact venture, which is committed to making the restoration of biodiversity simple, shareable, and societally trans- formative. The funds will be used to restore biodiver- sity and regenerate ecosystems in SUGi Urban Forests around the world.        

ZENDAYA IS THE NEW FACE OF MAISON VALENTINO
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ZENDAYA IS THE NEW FACE OF MAISON VALENTINO

Fashion Zendaya enters the world of values of Pierpaolo Piccioli, which is resignifying the Codes of the Brand, creating new connections between past, present and an imaginary future. For the Creative Director of Valentino, the actress is a natural representative of his contemporary concept of romanticism.     The perception of identity within the contemporary community is the essential element of Piccioli’s creative process, which opens the individual’s vision to a poetry that belongs to reality, that aims to the creation of a personal imaginary made of self-expression and not of aspirations. An imaginary where it is possible to feel empathy. Awareness, inclusion, empathy and contemporary romanticism are the values that the Creative Director conveys to the Valentino community.     Zendaya and Pierpaolo share the identity values of a generation she speaks for, in her most spontaneous, personal and progressive way.     “The reason why we chose Zendaya as the new face for Valentino is because she perfectly embodies and represents what Valentino is and stands for, today. She is a powerful and fierce young woman that uses her talent and her work to express herself, her values and her generation as well.”Pierpaolo Piccioli     “I am honored to have been chosen as the face of Valentino. I’m so excited to begin this amazing collaboration with Pierpaolo and the entire Valentino family.”  Zendaya     #VALENTINOGARAVANI #ROMANSTUD Zendaya enters the world of values of Pierpaolo Piccioli, which is resignifying the Codes of the Brand, creating new connections between past, present and an imaginary future. For the Creative Director of Valentino, the actress is a natural representative of his contemporary concept of romanticism.     The perception of identity within the contemporary community is the essential element of Piccioli’s creative process, which opens the individual’s vision to a poetry that belongs to reality, that aims to the creation of a personal imaginary made of self-expression and not of aspirations. An imaginary where it is possible to feel empathy. Awareness, inclusion, empathy and contemporary romanticism are the values that the Creative Director conveys to the Valentino community.     Zendaya and Pierpaolo share the identity values of a generation she speaks for, in her most spontaneous, personal and progressive way.     “The reason why we chose Zendaya as the new face for Valentino is because she perfectly embodies and represents what Valentino is and stands for, today. She is a powerful and fierce young woman that uses her talent and her work to express herself, her values and her generation as well.”Pierpaolo Piccioli     “I am honored to have been chosen as the face of Valentino. I’m so excited to begin this amazing collaboration with Pierpaolo and the entire Valentino family.”  Zendaya     #VALENTINOGARAVANI #ROMANSTUD

Eternal Beauty by LOIS JEANS
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Eternal Beauty by LOIS JEANS

Fashion Dear Lois Lover,   Lois shows that it doesn’t act like everybody, but still is for everybody. The brand touched millions of hearts since 1962. We had an in influence on fashion, by making jeans fashionable, sexy and iconic instead of just a tough workwear product.   This is exactly how I feel about the supermodels Helena Christensen and Elle McPherson, who Kat Irlin shot for this project. They were one of the first and real supermodels and changed the industry with their iconic and eternal beauty.   Lois is for everybody, for any age, race, size, gender or religion and we are determined to bring back Lois to as many peoples hearts as possible. Seeing the magical pictures, that my dear friend Kat Irlin shot of these iconic ladies, shows that their beauty is eternal. No one could capture their personalities better than Kat did.   Even though we have never really met, I feel a stronger connection with Kat and the models than I ever did during a shoot, because our intentions are all pure and passionate. I can’t wait to reveal our third model to you soon.   The images with Helena are shot in her home in New York and the shoot with Elle were shot at the Faena hotel in Miami. All clothes were handpicked and specially curated by the models themselves.   As an ode to the ladies, Lois created an exhibition from the images in their Galeria in Amsterdam starting December 5th.   Lots of Love,   Arthur van Rongen   Creative Director Dear Lois Lover,   Lois shows that it doesn’t act like everybody, but still is for everybody. The brand touched millions of hearts since 1962. We had an in influence on fashion, by making jeans fashionable, sexy and iconic instead of just a tough workwear product.   This is exactly how I feel about the supermodels Helena Christensen and Elle McPherson, who Kat Irlin shot for this project. They were one of the first and real supermodels and changed the industry with their iconic and eternal beauty.   Lois is for everybody, for any age, race, size, gender or religion and we are determined to bring back Lois to as many peoples hearts as possible. Seeing the magical pictures, that my dear friend Kat Irlin shot of these iconic ladies, shows that their beauty is eternal. No one could capture their personalities better than Kat did.   Even though we have never really met, I feel a stronger connection with Kat and the models than I ever did during a shoot, because our intentions are all pure and passionate. I can’t wait to reveal our third model to you soon.   The images with Helena are shot in her home in New York and the shoot with Elle were shot at the Faena hotel in Miami. All clothes were handpicked and specially curated by the models themselves.   As an ode to the ladies, Lois created an exhibition from the images in their Galeria in Amsterdam starting December 5th.   Lots of Love,   Arthur van Rongen   Creative Director

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