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LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE NEW SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN BY STEVEN MEISEL
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LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE NEW SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN BY STEVEN MEISEL

Fashion A splash of colour, a wave of iridescent light, a breath of fresh air, the joy of sunrays caressing one’s skin. From bright to pastel, a portfolio of Malibu sunrise yellows make up the Sunbathing collection, while Riviera blues embody the Morning Swim pieces.     A place in the sun. Beachwear prints, gradient Monogram, Damier motifs - Louis Vuitton icons play with colour. Going from day to night, sorbets to cocktails, the collection draws inspiration from fizzy red and parasol stripes, features raffia and embossed leather.     Silk twill pyjamas, bobs, bag charms, small leather goods, a beach towel and sarong, sandals and sneakers – a burst of colour under the summer sun. Available in all Louis Vuitton stores from March 19th.     A sporty parka in gradient nylon, the brilliance of a sequined dress, a Capucines, NéoNoé and the multi- pocketed Papillon - twists on House classics brush the skin and awaken desires. Shine, dance, dream of an endless summer, feeling relaxed, fresh in carefree attire for summer 2021. A splash of colour, a wave of iridescent light, a breath of fresh air, the joy of sunrays caressing one’s skin. From bright to pastel, a portfolio of Malibu sunrise yellows make up the Sunbathing collection, while Riviera blues embody the Morning Swim pieces.     A place in the sun. Beachwear prints, gradient Monogram, Damier motifs - Louis Vuitton icons play with colour. Going from day to night, sorbets to cocktails, the collection draws inspiration from fizzy red and parasol stripes, features raffia and embossed leather.     Silk twill pyjamas, bobs, bag charms, small leather goods, a beach towel and sarong, sandals and sneakers – a burst of colour under the summer sun. Available in all Louis Vuitton stores from March 19th.     A sporty parka in gradient nylon, the brilliance of a sequined dress, a Capucines, NéoNoé and the multi- pocketed Papillon - twists on House classics brush the skin and awaken desires. Shine, dance, dream of an endless summer, feeling relaxed, fresh in carefree attire for summer 2021.

Louis Vuitton opens Louis Vuitton Ginza Namiki, Tokyo
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Louis Vuitton opens Louis Vuitton Ginza Namiki, Tokyo

Architecture With great anticipation, Louis Vuitton announces the arrival of Louis Vuitton Ginza Namiki in Tokyo’s Ginza district. The store presents an ambitious transformation of an existing location. Reimagined as an aesthetic dialogue between virtuoso architects, Jun Aoki and Peter Marino, an entirely new, naturalistic tower rises, inspiring wonder – both outside and within.     From the same corner siting, occupied by LouisVuitton since 1981, the building’s highly modern appearance interprets the reflections of water as a material phenomenon. Poetic yet playful; shimmering and rhythmic. Once a peninsula extending in Tokyo bay, this evocation of water is expressed throughout as smooth, undulating surfaces – from the glass façade that transmits shifting colour to the feature staircase and fixtures. Spanning four floors, the retail offering is complemented by a permanent pop-in space for seasonal animations of new arrivals and an upper level dedicated to private salons. The store experience culminates in Le Café V, where celebrated chef Yosuke Suga collaborates for the second time with the House, additionally developing flavours for Le Chocolat V, the first-ever line of Louis Vuitton chocolates that will make their world debut here at the end of April. With great anticipation, Louis Vuitton announces the arrival of Louis Vuitton Ginza Namiki in Tokyo’s Ginza district. The store presents an ambitious transformation of an existing location. Reimagined as an aesthetic dialogue between virtuoso architects, Jun Aoki and Peter Marino, an entirely new, naturalistic tower rises, inspiring wonder – both outside and within.     From the same corner siting, occupied by LouisVuitton since 1981, the building’s highly modern appearance interprets the reflections of water as a material phenomenon. Poetic yet playful; shimmering and rhythmic. Once a peninsula extending in Tokyo bay, this evocation of water is expressed throughout as smooth, undulating surfaces – from the glass façade that transmits shifting colour to the feature staircase and fixtures. Spanning four floors, the retail offering is complemented by a permanent pop-in space for seasonal animations of new arrivals and an upper level dedicated to private salons. The store experience culminates in Le Café V, where celebrated chef Yosuke Suga collaborates for the second time with the House, additionally developing flavours for Le Chocolat V, the first-ever line of Louis Vuitton chocolates that will make their world debut here at the end of April.

Chloé introduces the Kiss
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Chloé introduces the Kiss

Accessories Making its debut as part of the Spring Summer 2021 runway show, the Kiss bag stands out for its distinctive style – an alluring fusion of leather and jewellery to clasp in hand. With a sleek metal handle conjuring the curves of a feminine mouth, the design is a simultaneous expression of shape and sensation.     The Kiss draws inspiration from Chloé jewellery pieces that have complemented Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s recent collections. Sinuous andsensuous, the metal handle becomes the defining feature on three different styles: the Small bag, the Hobo and the minaudière. The Small Kiss makes an especially strong impression in a vibrant shade of green, while the Hobo appears relaxed and timeless in warm Arizona brown. Additional seasonal hues will include full blue, sandy beige and classic Chloé motty grey. The Small bag and Hobo styles are crafted in smooth calfskin; the minaudière is made from resin.     The Kiss has been conceived with various useful features such as removable/adjustable straps and smooth, seamless closures. As for carrying the Kiss, the metal hardware can be functional as a handle, decorative as a gleaming accent, or both. a resolutely modern bag that gives shape to desire.     The KISS will be available in chloé boutiques and on Chloé.com from February the 19th 2021. Making its debut as part of the Spring Summer 2021 runway show, the Kiss bag stands out for its distinctive style – an alluring fusion of leather and jewellery to clasp in hand. With a sleek metal handle conjuring the curves of a feminine mouth, the design is a simultaneous expression of shape and sensation.     The Kiss draws inspiration from Chloé jewellery pieces that have complemented Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s recent collections. Sinuous andsensuous, the metal handle becomes the defining feature on three different styles: the Small bag, the Hobo and the minaudière. The Small Kiss makes an especially strong impression in a vibrant shade of green, while the Hobo appears relaxed and timeless in warm Arizona brown. Additional seasonal hues will include full blue, sandy beige and classic Chloé motty grey. The Small bag and Hobo styles are crafted in smooth calfskin; the minaudière is made from resin.     The Kiss has been conceived with various useful features such as removable/adjustable straps and smooth, seamless closures. As for carrying the Kiss, the metal hardware can be functional as a handle, decorative as a gleaming accent, or both. a resolutely modern bag that gives shape to desire.     The KISS will be available in chloé boutiques and on Chloé.com from February the 19th 2021.

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1/OFF Launches first brand film “INTO THE UNKNOWN”
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1/OFF Launches first brand film “INTO THE UNKNOWN”

Fashion 1/OFF launches a message of transformation and inspires its community to welcome the unkown.      1/OFF, the fashion label that upcycles high-end vintage and transforms it into new manifestations, announces its first brand campaign ‘Into the unknown’. The film, created by artist Tim Wes showcases a mood of transition and aims to inspire society to embrace the unkown and have an open minded approach to a reshaped world.     Reflective of both 1/OFF’s spirit and the tumultuous world, the film touches on how society is questioning old beliefs and moving into a time of transformation.The Chanel x Levi’s Love Child Jacket symbolizes the evolving mood and beginning of a new narrative. It is showcased by movement, music and light.     Each item is unique and has been re(created) by a team of highly skilled couture makers. The upcycling process respects the craft and quality of these iconic pieces and extends the lifespan by transforming it to a contemporary design.     The Love Child jackets are exclusive to Selfridges, alongside signature designs from the brand’s debut collection - prices start £200 — £3.000     The beginning of a new narrative: Nobody knows exactly where the shift will take us. Through this journey ‘into the unknown’, 1/OFF aims to play a part in resetting the dial to create the space needed to experience new energy, ideas and experimentation. The brand is born from the ideology that fashion should no longer be perceived as disposable, but part of an eternal cycle of inspiration.     1/OFF launches a message of transformation and inspires its community to welcome the unkown.      1/OFF, the fashion label that upcycles high-end vintage and transforms it into new manifestations, announces its first brand campaign ‘Into the unknown’. The film, created by artist Tim Wes showcases a mood of transition and aims to inspire society to embrace the unkown and have an open minded approach to a reshaped world.     Reflective of both 1/OFF’s spirit and the tumultuous world, the film touches on how society is questioning old beliefs and moving into a time of transformation.The Chanel x Levi’s Love Child Jacket symbolizes the evolving mood and beginning of a new narrative. It is showcased by movement, music and light.     Each item is unique and has been re(created) by a team of highly skilled couture makers. The upcycling process respects the craft and quality of these iconic pieces and extends the lifespan by transforming it to a contemporary design.     The Love Child jackets are exclusive to Selfridges, alongside signature designs from the brand’s debut collection - prices start £200 — £3.000     The beginning of a new narrative: Nobody knows exactly where the shift will take us. Through this journey ‘into the unknown’, 1/OFF aims to play a part in resetting the dial to create the space needed to experience new energy, ideas and experimentation. The brand is born from the ideology that fashion should no longer be perceived as disposable, but part of an eternal cycle of inspiration.    

Alexander McQueen presents the Spring & Summer 2021 Women’s Wander Boots & Jewellery
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Alexander McQueen presents the Spring & Summer 2021 Women’s Wander Boots & Jewellery

Accessories Three jewellery families feature in the Spring/Summer 2021 collection, all nished in antique silver or gold metal.     The Sculptural jewellery family is inspired by a hybrid of multifaceted shapes and high-shine polished metal. Contemporary asymmetric earrings feature knot details which climb the ears on both sides. Asymmetrical ear cu sets, with hand-cut multiple faceted lines, make for a futuristic look and sculptural rings are moulded by hand.     The Chain jewellery family includes a hand-crafted oversized chain link necklace, bracelet and earrings resulting in a bold design with a mix of contemporary details.     Evening jewellery is highly embellished with greige crystal stones. Double- nger rings, jewelled molten hoops and sculptural ear sets present an aesthetic contrast between the shiny metal and the pavé surface.     The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2021 collection sees the introduction of the Wander Boots.     Inspired by British punk styling, the leather boots feature a unique exaggerated ared rubber sole with a shiny calf leather upper. Signature details include the Alexander McQueen logo on the tongue and the Alexander McQueen seal logo on the back of the boots. Three jewellery families feature in the Spring/Summer 2021 collection, all nished in antique silver or gold metal.     The Sculptural jewellery family is inspired by a hybrid of multifaceted shapes and high-shine polished metal. Contemporary asymmetric earrings feature knot details which climb the ears on both sides. Asymmetrical ear cu sets, with hand-cut multiple faceted lines, make for a futuristic look and sculptural rings are moulded by hand.     The Chain jewellery family includes a hand-crafted oversized chain link necklace, bracelet and earrings resulting in a bold design with a mix of contemporary details.     Evening jewellery is highly embellished with greige crystal stones. Double- nger rings, jewelled molten hoops and sculptural ear sets present an aesthetic contrast between the shiny metal and the pavé surface.     The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2021 collection sees the introduction of the Wander Boots.     Inspired by British punk styling, the leather boots feature a unique exaggerated ared rubber sole with a shiny calf leather upper. Signature details include the Alexander McQueen logo on the tongue and the Alexander McQueen seal logo on the back of the boots.

Josh O’Connor captured by Gray Sorrenti for the new Eye/LOEWE/Nature
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Josh O’Connor captured by Gray Sorrenti for the new Eye/LOEWE/Nature

Men ‘Nature is integral to my LOEWE vision. The great outdoors, the wilderness even, offers both context and stimuli for what we do. In the case of Eye/LOEWE/Nature, nature is also the ideal backdrop to a collection of pragmatic pieces, both technical and crafty, from outerwear and T-shirts to shoes and accessories, designed for enjoying life outside.     This is the fifth season for Eye/LOEWE/Nature and the main focus of the collection is environmental responsibility. The thinking behind such a choice is circular: a collection devised for diving into nature must be created with a sense of respect for the environment. We focused on both recycling and upcycling, with the nal goal of being as sustainable as we can. Reusing and repurposing what has already had a life is not only a way to produce less and therefore cause less harm, but also a way to reassess craft, which is quintessentially LOEWE. Using existing sources gives uniqueness and warmth to each piece. Using recycled fabrics and yarns is a relief for nature. For every product sold, LOEWE will donate 15 euros to "A CASA for birds": a project aimed at creating semi-natural habitats for wildlife species in danger of extinction.     Vintage and workwear inspirations are mixed this season, with items that have been washed to achieve a distressed and aged feel. Hooded jackets have integrated backpacks that are both practical and unexpected. We have upcycled vintage Mexican carpets to create totally unique reversible jackets, each a mix of two carpets. Loose-fitting parkas a re patchworked from vintage quilts to create colour-block effects. Vintage parachutes are transformed into lightweight hooded jackets, vintage military jackets are cut into bermudas, and hooded parkas and vintage T-shirts are assembled to compose colourful stripe motifs on loose fitted tees. The upcycling and recycling ethos carries through to the accessories, with totes and bum bags crafted from quilted liners. We are also launching a new line in recycled nylon: bags that are super lightweight and easily packable, in functional shapes like roll top backpacks and camera bags, matching the outdoorsy spirit of ELN.     Materials are organic, upcycled and recycled, including the linen and cotton of jumpers and T-shirts. Shapes are loose, colors are muted, with occasional bright flashes of pink, orange and cobalt blue. Accessories such as scarves, hats and shoes complete the project with further focus on functionality.     The campaign features Josh O’Connor, photographed by Gray Sorrenti in the desert of Baja California, Mexico. Josh is caught in the midst of a solitary adventure, energetically confronting the elements. A van, parachute and motorbike allude to intense physical exploits under the glaring Mexican sun; man and nature bonded together.     To me, Eye/LOEWE/Nature is LOEWE at its most pragmatic, with an inspired eye. It has a timeless aura and playful practicality that sprout from an everlasting feeling of connection with nature.‘ Jonathan    #LOEWE #EYELOEWENATURE ‘Nature is integral to my LOEWE vision. The great outdoors, the wilderness even, offers both context and stimuli for what we do. In the case of Eye/LOEWE/Nature, nature is also the ideal backdrop to a collection of pragmatic pieces, both technical and crafty, from outerwear and T-shirts to shoes and accessories, designed for enjoying life outside.     This is the fifth season for Eye/LOEWE/Nature and the main focus of the collection is environmental responsibility. The thinking behind such a choice is circular: a collection devised for diving into nature must be created with a sense of respect for the environment. We focused on both recycling and upcycling, with the nal goal of being as sustainable as we can. Reusing and repurposing what has already had a life is not only a way to produce less and therefore cause less harm, but also a way to reassess craft, which is quintessentially LOEWE. Using existing sources gives uniqueness and warmth to each piece. Using recycled fabrics and yarns is a relief for nature. For every product sold, LOEWE will donate 15 euros to "A CASA for birds": a project aimed at creating semi-natural habitats for wildlife species in danger of extinction.     Vintage and workwear inspirations are mixed this season, with items that have been washed to achieve a distressed and aged feel. Hooded jackets have integrated backpacks that are both practical and unexpected. We have upcycled vintage Mexican carpets to create totally unique reversible jackets, each a mix of two carpets. Loose-fitting parkas a re patchworked from vintage quilts to create colour-block effects. Vintage parachutes are transformed into lightweight hooded jackets, vintage military jackets are cut into bermudas, and hooded parkas and vintage T-shirts are assembled to compose colourful stripe motifs on loose fitted tees. The upcycling and recycling ethos carries through to the accessories, with totes and bum bags crafted from quilted liners. We are also launching a new line in recycled nylon: bags that are super lightweight and easily packable, in functional shapes like roll top backpacks and camera bags, matching the outdoorsy spirit of ELN.     Materials are organic, upcycled and recycled, including the linen and cotton of jumpers and T-shirts. Shapes are loose, colors are muted, with occasional bright flashes of pink, orange and cobalt blue. Accessories such as scarves, hats and shoes complete the project with further focus on functionality.     The campaign features Josh O’Connor, photographed by Gray Sorrenti in the desert of Baja California, Mexico. Josh is caught in the midst of a solitary adventure, energetically confronting the elements. A van, parachute and motorbike allude to intense physical exploits under the glaring Mexican sun; man and nature bonded together.     To me, Eye/LOEWE/Nature is LOEWE at its most pragmatic, with an inspired eye. It has a timeless aura and playful practicality that sprout from an everlasting feeling of connection with nature.‘ Jonathan    #LOEWE #EYELOEWENATURE

 PURE V The emblem of high jewellery by Louis Vuitton
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PURE V The emblem of high jewellery by Louis Vuitton

Jewelry Louis Vuitton conceived PURE V, a superbly elegant high jewellery collection, whose structure adds a contemporary twist to the distinctive V signature for Vuitton. This outstanding stylistic exercise is written on skin in white gold, diamond and onyx letters.     Already reinterpreted in 2014, in the Acte V high jewellery collection, the iconic Louis Vuitton V signature now lends its graphic design to PURE V, a set of 8 utterly precious models. “For this high jewellery collection, I wanted to express the essence of the V”, con des Francesca Am theatrof, Artistic Director for Watches and Jewellery at Louis Vuitton. “I wanted to update it, make it more contemporary. A great source of inspiration was the minimalist Art Deco- inspired V signature that Gaston-Louis Vuitton placed on his luggage in the 1920s-1930s”.   In keeping with the House’s creative streak, Francesca Am theatrof drew the famous initial in an instantly recognisable style. This bold, majestic V signature enhances the architectural silhouette of the models with a play on upstrokes and downstrokes. “In PURE V, the glimpses of skin revealed when you wear the piece are as important as the jewel itself”, remarks the Artistic Director.   “I wanted this minimalistic adaptation to be at once chic, cutting-edge and easy to wear. Because nowadays women look for versatile high jewellery pieces that can be worn with both a black turtle-neck and a tuxedo jacket”.   Another iconic element of this collection is its balance. PURE V is composed of eight jewels equally divided up among necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings, whose guiding principle are the same colours and materials: gold and diamond white, onyx black. The most renowned of precious stones appears in all its glory on a white gold necklace entirely set with brilliants, whose central V features a 2-carat pear-shaped diamond. The bicolour version of the collection is composed of an irresistible Art Deco-inspired choker cadenced by onyx lines while the famous central V pattern is adorned with a triangular diamond.   While the rings and bracelets evoke the black and white pieces of the French Années folles, by alternating a line of baguette diamonds with a line of onyx and triangular diamonds, their ultra-streamlined design, which relies on perfect proportions, is pure 21st century.   Just like the earrings, whose monochromatic diamond circles, at times enlivened by an onyx V, show contemporary chic as they sparkle all the way to the back of the earlobe. With PURE V, Louis Vuitton literally offers unrivalled radiance, spreading at the speed of light.     Louis Vuitton conceived PURE V, a superbly elegant high jewellery collection, whose structure adds a contemporary twist to the distinctive V signature for Vuitton. This outstanding stylistic exercise is written on skin in white gold, diamond and onyx letters.     Already reinterpreted in 2014, in the Acte V high jewellery collection, the iconic Louis Vuitton V signature now lends its graphic design to PURE V, a set of 8 utterly precious models. “For this high jewellery collection, I wanted to express the essence of the V”, con des Francesca Am theatrof, Artistic Director for Watches and Jewellery at Louis Vuitton. “I wanted to update it, make it more contemporary. A great source of inspiration was the minimalist Art Deco- inspired V signature that Gaston-Louis Vuitton placed on his luggage in the 1920s-1930s”.   In keeping with the House’s creative streak, Francesca Am theatrof drew the famous initial in an instantly recognisable style. This bold, majestic V signature enhances the architectural silhouette of the models with a play on upstrokes and downstrokes. “In PURE V, the glimpses of skin revealed when you wear the piece are as important as the jewel itself”, remarks the Artistic Director.   “I wanted this minimalistic adaptation to be at once chic, cutting-edge and easy to wear. Because nowadays women look for versatile high jewellery pieces that can be worn with both a black turtle-neck and a tuxedo jacket”.   Another iconic element of this collection is its balance. PURE V is composed of eight jewels equally divided up among necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings, whose guiding principle are the same colours and materials: gold and diamond white, onyx black. The most renowned of precious stones appears in all its glory on a white gold necklace entirely set with brilliants, whose central V features a 2-carat pear-shaped diamond. The bicolour version of the collection is composed of an irresistible Art Deco-inspired choker cadenced by onyx lines while the famous central V pattern is adorned with a triangular diamond.   While the rings and bracelets evoke the black and white pieces of the French Années folles, by alternating a line of baguette diamonds with a line of onyx and triangular diamonds, their ultra-streamlined design, which relies on perfect proportions, is pure 21st century.   Just like the earrings, whose monochromatic diamond circles, at times enlivened by an onyx V, show contemporary chic as they sparkle all the way to the back of the earlobe. With PURE V, Louis Vuitton literally offers unrivalled radiance, spreading at the speed of light.    

Yannis Sergakis presents "Fête des mères"
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Yannis Sergakis presents "Fête des mères"

Jewelry You may see this girl walking in the Parisian lighted alleys or strolling barefoot on one of the Greek islands known for its hues of blue. She’s merging in a 70’s setting, showing off her elegance, revealed by her simplicity. Not imposing her style, but wearing it in the most nuanced and subtle way. A touch of black here, a touch of white there, exhibiting her very own and unique version of modernity.       Diamonds that work for every day. Delicate, elegant, ethereal, designed to be worn, instead of overshadowing the one wearing them. Pieces that define the concept of discreet luxury and intriguing simplicity; craftsmanship defined by pace and dedication. Each piece is introduced in its own time; when it is perfect and ready to leave the workshop.   Inspiration is drawn from beautiful moments, a book, a stroll, a sweet night, conversations with friends, laughs, the sparkle of a Cycladic wine, islands, emotions. The challenge is how the two eternal symbols, gold and diamonds, can create a design that best captures these emotions every time.     Born literally into precious stones – the lifelong Athenian spent his childhood in the showroom of his diamond trader uncles – Yannis still relishes seeing diamonds sparkle every day.   A love affair first expressed though collecting and trading, much later through designing. Having gone through a full diamond circle, he shifted to launch his own brand, evolving ideas that grew from his background and Greece’s notable heritage in jewellery-making, yet driven by his ability to create pieces with both a sense of past craftsmanship and a contemporary energy.   A testament to his impact is the popularity of the house’s signature Charnières, an early reveal of his point of view in wearable fine jewellery design.   A buy-less advocate, Yannis truly wishes for people to take the time to appreciate and enjoy each single piece that comes into their hands. You may see this girl walking in the Parisian lighted alleys or strolling barefoot on one of the Greek islands known for its hues of blue. She’s merging in a 70’s setting, showing off her elegance, revealed by her simplicity. Not imposing her style, but wearing it in the most nuanced and subtle way. A touch of black here, a touch of white there, exhibiting her very own and unique version of modernity.       Diamonds that work for every day. Delicate, elegant, ethereal, designed to be worn, instead of overshadowing the one wearing them. Pieces that define the concept of discreet luxury and intriguing simplicity; craftsmanship defined by pace and dedication. Each piece is introduced in its own time; when it is perfect and ready to leave the workshop.   Inspiration is drawn from beautiful moments, a book, a stroll, a sweet night, conversations with friends, laughs, the sparkle of a Cycladic wine, islands, emotions. The challenge is how the two eternal symbols, gold and diamonds, can create a design that best captures these emotions every time.     Born literally into precious stones – the lifelong Athenian spent his childhood in the showroom of his diamond trader uncles – Yannis still relishes seeing diamonds sparkle every day.   A love affair first expressed though collecting and trading, much later through designing. Having gone through a full diamond circle, he shifted to launch his own brand, evolving ideas that grew from his background and Greece’s notable heritage in jewellery-making, yet driven by his ability to create pieces with both a sense of past craftsmanship and a contemporary energy.   A testament to his impact is the popularity of the house’s signature Charnières, an early reveal of his point of view in wearable fine jewellery design.   A buy-less advocate, Yannis truly wishes for people to take the time to appreciate and enjoy each single piece that comes into their hands.

A.P.C. Sacai Interaction #9
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A.P.C. Sacai Interaction #9

Fashion As of spring 2019, A.P.C. has invited friends of the brand to collaborate on small collections on a regular basis.     The Interactions program has featured Kid Cudi, Suzanne Koller, Brain Dead, JJJJound, Carhartt WIP, Goop, Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Chesnais. Today, A.P.C. is proud to present its new Interaction with Sacai, the Japanese brand founded in 1999 by Chitose Abe, famous for her innovative and experimental hybrid clothing. For this essentially unisex collection, available from XXS to XL, A.P.C. and Sacai had fun mixing their logos, resulting in: SA.P.C.AI.   The focus was then placed on uniting the iconic materials of each brand, denim and nylon, in order to bring a new approach to A.P.C.’s star clothing: jeans, the denim jacket, the denim dress and even the denim tote bag. Likewise, for jersey, Sacai sparked a small revolution by adding complexity to classic A.P.C. tees and sweatshirts with zipper effects and a choice of very heavyweight materials.     Finally, the silhouette was completed with sandals and white fringe sneakers.     As Jean Touitou explains, “This Interaction is a precise illustration of how A.P.C. and Sacai came together, inter- weaving diverse elements of language to achieve a sort of crossbreed that represents the style of our two brands. These pieces are unusual for us, as they push the limits of what we might call ‘wearability’ as far as possible. They are the fruit of a long process of creative deconstruction and reconstruction. We got enormous pleasure from seeing this clothing being taken apart and redesigned.     And to quote Maurice Blanchot, referring to the novel Destroy, She Said by Marguerite Duras: ‘Destroy. How this rings: softly, tenderly, absolutely.’ (Maurice Blanchot, Friendship, 1971). This is exactly what we felt when we achieved this work.”     The photos of this collection were shot by Tim Elkaïm under the artistic direction of Suzanne Koller.     Collection available from March 19, 2021. As of spring 2019, A.P.C. has invited friends of the brand to collaborate on small collections on a regular basis.     The Interactions program has featured Kid Cudi, Suzanne Koller, Brain Dead, JJJJound, Carhartt WIP, Goop, Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Chesnais. Today, A.P.C. is proud to present its new Interaction with Sacai, the Japanese brand founded in 1999 by Chitose Abe, famous for her innovative and experimental hybrid clothing. For this essentially unisex collection, available from XXS to XL, A.P.C. and Sacai had fun mixing their logos, resulting in: SA.P.C.AI.   The focus was then placed on uniting the iconic materials of each brand, denim and nylon, in order to bring a new approach to A.P.C.’s star clothing: jeans, the denim jacket, the denim dress and even the denim tote bag. Likewise, for jersey, Sacai sparked a small revolution by adding complexity to classic A.P.C. tees and sweatshirts with zipper effects and a choice of very heavyweight materials.     Finally, the silhouette was completed with sandals and white fringe sneakers.     As Jean Touitou explains, “This Interaction is a precise illustration of how A.P.C. and Sacai came together, inter- weaving diverse elements of language to achieve a sort of crossbreed that represents the style of our two brands. These pieces are unusual for us, as they push the limits of what we might call ‘wearability’ as far as possible. They are the fruit of a long process of creative deconstruction and reconstruction. We got enormous pleasure from seeing this clothing being taken apart and redesigned.     And to quote Maurice Blanchot, referring to the novel Destroy, She Said by Marguerite Duras: ‘Destroy. How this rings: softly, tenderly, absolutely.’ (Maurice Blanchot, Friendship, 1971). This is exactly what we felt when we achieved this work.”     The photos of this collection were shot by Tim Elkaïm under the artistic direction of Suzanne Koller.     Collection available from March 19, 2021.

In conversation with Sergiño Dest
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In conversation with Sergiño Dest

Men Barcelona FC player Sergiño Dest reveals new Nike Spring’21 underwear campaign, showcasing that it’s the perfect first move to help define your day ahead.   The Nike Underwear collection for Spring’21 has been designed to keep you comfortable, confident and ready for wherever the day takes you. The new men’s collection uses innovative Nike Dri-FIT technology, to provide maximum comfort for all for aspects of your day, whether that’s relaxing at home or training for the next big game.    Nike Underwear uses athlete insights at the forefront of its design, along with Nike innovation to provide superior comfort at all times. Speaking of his involvement in the new Nike Underwear campaign, Sergiño Dest said; “I’m super grateful to be a part of the new Nike Underwear campaign this season, taking my career both on and off the field to the next level.”    The collection includes the Nike Essential Micro, made from smooth, stretch microfiber for ease of movement, perfect for everyday wear.    Nike Underwear RRP starts from €20.00 Stockist - https://www.footlocker.nl/nl/search?query=nike%20underwear We had a great time speaking to him about the campaign.   Congratulations on becoming the face of Nike’s new underwear. It must be quite exciting, especially following in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford.   It is nice. I think you have to take advantage of the things you can do with your career. So for me I know that on the field I can do a lot of things. But also, off the field, I can do a lot of special things too. This is my first campaign with Nike Underwear and it was a good opportunity for me to get this one done.     Talk us through the Nike Underwear photoshoot. How was that for you?   It was really good. At first, they talked me through a video of how they wanted it to be and I really liked it. They came out to Barcelona and we managed to shoot the campaign in around three or four hours. I think it went really well and so, for me, it was a nice start to doing something new.      Your first footballing move was to Ajax, aged 11. Tell us a bit more about that and how exciting it was for you.   I lived about 20km away from Ajax. It was really nice when they wanted me. I was at school and around the age of 10 or something. I just remember my mother telling me the news. She told me I could go to Ajax. But when I had my first trial in the first year, they didn’t pick me. After that year, I got one more trial. That went well and they did pick me. So from the age of 11 until last year I played there. It was such a good experience at Ajax. It will always be a part of my heart because I played there for such a long time, for half of my life so far. And I’m thankful for that. I’m still looking out for their results. They’re doing great right now. They are first in the league and they just beat Lille twice in the Europa League. They’re doing good.      Moving to Barcelona last year was your first big transfer move in your football career. To leave Ajax, where you had spent your entire career before now, must have been a massive decision to make - especially, during the Lockdown era.    Yes. It was not easy, of course. I miss Holland sometimes. But Barcelona is also a great city. So, I feel good over here. There are still a lot of things for me to see here in Barcelona, of course, because of the whole Covid situation. But even then I still really like it here. I’ve heard from people that once this whole situation is over, or begins to return to normal again, then Barcelona is a completely different city. So, for me right now, I’m just focusing on training. Then maybe for the rest of the day, I may go to the supermarket or go to eat something. So, it hasn’t been too difficult to adjust here in Barcelona because it is just part of the same lifestyle.     This Nike Underwear campaign is about ‘Your First Move’. So, what is Your First Move to kickstart the day - and how does the rest of it typically go down?   Well, I just wake up and get out of bed! On my average day, I’ll get up. Then, I brush my teeth, have a shower and go to the Club (FC Barcelona). I eat my breakfast at the Club and then do some preparation before the training. Then, I’ll train and after that it is lunch. You can take the food back to your house. Sometimes I’ll do that but most times I will eat there. After that, basically I have the whole day off. And that feels good! We have a lot of games and mentally, as well as physically, you do need to have a rest because nobody can focus 24/7. That’s really hard. So when we are done with training, for the rest of the day I like to be able to chill in my house, watching movies. But I also have to do a lot of things too. Sometimes I cook by myself, plus I have to do the washing and everything else. So it’s not always chilled. But I always have a little bit of time for myself during the day to do what I want to do, like watching a movie or playing on the PlayStation for a bit. And that is basically my day.      That 'rest and recovery' element must be so important as a footballer, particularly this season where the calendar has been so congested with back-to-back games. Has that been difficult to adjust to?   Everybody wants to play a lot of games. You can develop really well by doing that, so that is good. But right now, the focus level has to be really high because you have to play a game, recover and then prepare for the next game. It can be hard. But, ultimately, we are all glad that we can play Soccer again. And that is great for the supporters too. Unfortunately, they can’t come to the stadium right now. But they do have a lot of games on TV to watch.     The new Nike Underwear promises to be groundbreaking in the fashion arena. So, tell us more about your dress style and what you like to wear?   It depends really. Right now, I’m not going out and I’m not going out for dinner. So, I’m just at home or going to the supermarket or training. Basically that means I’m just wearing Nike clothes most! Like hoodies, Nike Tech fleece etc. If I’m really going, then I like to wear stuff like jeans or things like that. Right now, it’s all relative to sport - and it is more comfortable.     What makes you happy?    It makes me happy when other people are happy, especially those who are close to me - like if they are doing well with their jobs and stuff. For me, that always makes me happy. I don’t need a lot to be happy, you know.      What was the last film you watched on Netflix?   The last film I watched? Ah, that was yesterday. It’s called, ‘Get Out’. You know that one? It’s on Netflix [starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams]. It’s a bit of a horror, thriller, kind of film. It’s a little bit scary, to be honest!     Barcelona FC player Sergiño Dest reveals new Nike Spring’21 underwear campaign, showcasing that it’s the perfect first move to help define your day ahead.   The Nike Underwear collection for Spring’21 has been designed to keep you comfortable, confident and ready for wherever the day takes you. The new men’s collection uses innovative Nike Dri-FIT technology, to provide maximum comfort for all for aspects of your day, whether that’s relaxing at home or training for the next big game.    Nike Underwear uses athlete insights at the forefront of its design, along with Nike innovation to provide superior comfort at all times. Speaking of his involvement in the new Nike Underwear campaign, Sergiño Dest said; “I’m super grateful to be a part of the new Nike Underwear campaign this season, taking my career both on and off the field to the next level.”    The collection includes the Nike Essential Micro, made from smooth, stretch microfiber for ease of movement, perfect for everyday wear.    Nike Underwear RRP starts from €20.00 Stockist - https://www.footlocker.nl/nl/search?query=nike%20underwear We had a great time speaking to him about the campaign.   Congratulations on becoming the face of Nike’s new underwear. It must be quite exciting, especially following in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford.   It is nice. I think you have to take advantage of the things you can do with your career. So for me I know that on the field I can do a lot of things. But also, off the field, I can do a lot of special things too. This is my first campaign with Nike Underwear and it was a good opportunity for me to get this one done.     Talk us through the Nike Underwear photoshoot. How was that for you?   It was really good. At first, they talked me through a video of how they wanted it to be and I really liked it. They came out to Barcelona and we managed to shoot the campaign in around three or four hours. I think it went really well and so, for me, it was a nice start to doing something new.      Your first footballing move was to Ajax, aged 11. Tell us a bit more about that and how exciting it was for you.   I lived about 20km away from Ajax. It was really nice when they wanted me. I was at school and around the age of 10 or something. I just remember my mother telling me the news. She told me I could go to Ajax. But when I had my first trial in the first year, they didn’t pick me. After that year, I got one more trial. That went well and they did pick me. So from the age of 11 until last year I played there. It was such a good experience at Ajax. It will always be a part of my heart because I played there for such a long time, for half of my life so far. And I’m thankful for that. I’m still looking out for their results. They’re doing great right now. They are first in the league and they just beat Lille twice in the Europa League. They’re doing good.      Moving to Barcelona last year was your first big transfer move in your football career. To leave Ajax, where you had spent your entire career before now, must have been a massive decision to make - especially, during the Lockdown era.    Yes. It was not easy, of course. I miss Holland sometimes. But Barcelona is also a great city. So, I feel good over here. There are still a lot of things for me to see here in Barcelona, of course, because of the whole Covid situation. But even then I still really like it here. I’ve heard from people that once this whole situation is over, or begins to return to normal again, then Barcelona is a completely different city. So, for me right now, I’m just focusing on training. Then maybe for the rest of the day, I may go to the supermarket or go to eat something. So, it hasn’t been too difficult to adjust here in Barcelona because it is just part of the same lifestyle.     This Nike Underwear campaign is about ‘Your First Move’. So, what is Your First Move to kickstart the day - and how does the rest of it typically go down?   Well, I just wake up and get out of bed! On my average day, I’ll get up. Then, I brush my teeth, have a shower and go to the Club (FC Barcelona). I eat my breakfast at the Club and then do some preparation before the training. Then, I’ll train and after that it is lunch. You can take the food back to your house. Sometimes I’ll do that but most times I will eat there. After that, basically I have the whole day off. And that feels good! We have a lot of games and mentally, as well as physically, you do need to have a rest because nobody can focus 24/7. That’s really hard. So when we are done with training, for the rest of the day I like to be able to chill in my house, watching movies. But I also have to do a lot of things too. Sometimes I cook by myself, plus I have to do the washing and everything else. So it’s not always chilled. But I always have a little bit of time for myself during the day to do what I want to do, like watching a movie or playing on the PlayStation for a bit. And that is basically my day.      That 'rest and recovery' element must be so important as a footballer, particularly this season where the calendar has been so congested with back-to-back games. Has that been difficult to adjust to?   Everybody wants to play a lot of games. You can develop really well by doing that, so that is good. But right now, the focus level has to be really high because you have to play a game, recover and then prepare for the next game. It can be hard. But, ultimately, we are all glad that we can play Soccer again. And that is great for the supporters too. Unfortunately, they can’t come to the stadium right now. But they do have a lot of games on TV to watch.     The new Nike Underwear promises to be groundbreaking in the fashion arena. So, tell us more about your dress style and what you like to wear?   It depends really. Right now, I’m not going out and I’m not going out for dinner. So, I’m just at home or going to the supermarket or training. Basically that means I’m just wearing Nike clothes most! Like hoodies, Nike Tech fleece etc. If I’m really going, then I like to wear stuff like jeans or things like that. Right now, it’s all relative to sport - and it is more comfortable.     What makes you happy?    It makes me happy when other people are happy, especially those who are close to me - like if they are doing well with their jobs and stuff. For me, that always makes me happy. I don’t need a lot to be happy, you know.      What was the last film you watched on Netflix?   The last film I watched? Ah, that was yesterday. It’s called, ‘Get Out’. You know that one? It’s on Netflix [starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams]. It’s a bit of a horror, thriller, kind of film. It’s a little bit scary, to be honest!    

Louis Vuitton presents the  Capsule’s Collection by Virgil Abloh for Summer 2021
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Louis Vuitton presents the Capsule’s Collection by Virgil Abloh for Summer 2021

Men Louis Vuitton’s capsule collection will bring colour to summer 2021 in three times, from dawn to dusk. In the Venice Beach area, the sun rises unveiling pastel-coloured suits, Hawaiian shorts and shirts; at its zenith, it covers Japanese denims and monogrammed cottons with pop watercolour hues. At twilight, it casts its bluish light on short suits and indigo pyjamas.     Conveying a sense of the in nite – a recurrent theme in Virgil Abloh’s collections –, this wardrobe is embodied and highlighted by the American rapper 21 Savage’s casual energy and is a reference to West Coast skaters and artists. Embroidered shirts, light denim plastrons, lightweight leather blousons, jacquard blazers and multi-coloured windbreakers: all convey emotions di used with a sort of joyful nostalgia mingling with a sense of endless possibilities. Louis Vuitton’s capsule collection will bring colour to summer 2021 in three times, from dawn to dusk. In the Venice Beach area, the sun rises unveiling pastel-coloured suits, Hawaiian shorts and shirts; at its zenith, it covers Japanese denims and monogrammed cottons with pop watercolour hues. At twilight, it casts its bluish light on short suits and indigo pyjamas.     Conveying a sense of the in nite – a recurrent theme in Virgil Abloh’s collections –, this wardrobe is embodied and highlighted by the American rapper 21 Savage’s casual energy and is a reference to West Coast skaters and artists. Embroidered shirts, light denim plastrons, lightweight leather blousons, jacquard blazers and multi-coloured windbreakers: all convey emotions di used with a sort of joyful nostalgia mingling with a sense of endless possibilities.

PASQUALE BRUNI PRESENTS THE LUCE COLLECTION
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PASQUALE BRUNI PRESENTS THE LUCE COLLECTION

Jewelry “In nature there is always a miracle of light that meets our eyes; that moment is a Namaste of wonder between us and Creation” - Eugenia Bruni     A collection filled with emotion, like the emotion of light reflected on the body, like the glow of the gold that envelops the woman with a seductive and sophisticated allure. The inspiration came one day in Camogli, Liguria. The magic of the sea bathed in sunlight, the feeling of swimming in the light of a sunrise, a sunset or the moon. Feeling this beauty on the skin. Light everywhere.     The miracle of light in nature caught meditating in an inviting trail of shimmers in the sea gave birth to this masterpiece made of rose gold, enchantment and white diamonds.     The reflection of the sun and moon on the water creates living light and the new Luce collection brings every feeling and emotion to your skin.     Recreating this effect entailed the complex challenge of crafting and maintaining a perfectly geometric, raw-cut round shape in each design. An uncompromising shape recreating the light in motion. The main feature is the hemisphere in touch with the skin. The line was designed to always be minimal and defined and not to reveal any point of contact creating a harmonious, seamless effect. The aesthetic result has been achieved thanks to a robust structure that is present, but well-concealed in the hemispheres: when one ends the other begins, with an invisible connection.     The most distinctive and innovate piece is the ‘light in me’ sautoir in which necklace and earrings are united in a continuous trail of light that cloaks the woman in mystery and charm. A trail of secrets in which multiple ways of wearing can be discovered that, as if by magic, dress the woman in a new dream. The small shiny round plates along the chain, which is strictly assembled by hand, also vary in size and are positioned at different intervals to create gradient effects that harmoniously accompany the various styles. The elements with diamonds represent the phases of the moon, from half-moon to full moon, and are revealed in the white light of diamonds mirrored in the intimate glow of rose gold. “In nature there is always a miracle of light that meets our eyes; that moment is a Namaste of wonder between us and Creation” - Eugenia Bruni     A collection filled with emotion, like the emotion of light reflected on the body, like the glow of the gold that envelops the woman with a seductive and sophisticated allure. The inspiration came one day in Camogli, Liguria. The magic of the sea bathed in sunlight, the feeling of swimming in the light of a sunrise, a sunset or the moon. Feeling this beauty on the skin. Light everywhere.     The miracle of light in nature caught meditating in an inviting trail of shimmers in the sea gave birth to this masterpiece made of rose gold, enchantment and white diamonds.     The reflection of the sun and moon on the water creates living light and the new Luce collection brings every feeling and emotion to your skin.     Recreating this effect entailed the complex challenge of crafting and maintaining a perfectly geometric, raw-cut round shape in each design. An uncompromising shape recreating the light in motion. The main feature is the hemisphere in touch with the skin. The line was designed to always be minimal and defined and not to reveal any point of contact creating a harmonious, seamless effect. The aesthetic result has been achieved thanks to a robust structure that is present, but well-concealed in the hemispheres: when one ends the other begins, with an invisible connection.     The most distinctive and innovate piece is the ‘light in me’ sautoir in which necklace and earrings are united in a continuous trail of light that cloaks the woman in mystery and charm. A trail of secrets in which multiple ways of wearing can be discovered that, as if by magic, dress the woman in a new dream. The small shiny round plates along the chain, which is strictly assembled by hand, also vary in size and are positioned at different intervals to create gradient effects that harmoniously accompany the various styles. The elements with diamonds represent the phases of the moon, from half-moon to full moon, and are revealed in the white light of diamonds mirrored in the intimate glow of rose gold.

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