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PRADA PRESENTS THE LINEA ROSSA EYEWEAR 2021 CAMPAIGN
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PRADA PRESENTS THE LINEA ROSSA EYEWEAR 2021 CAMPAIGN

Accessories Prada presents the second chapter of Prada Linea Rossa Eyewear campaign in collaboration with the new generation sailors of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, winner of the Prada Cup.     In the campaign images, the intensity of human resolve is translated in a visual projection of the challenge, the subjective viewpoint of the sailors leads the spectator to the most ambitious goal, the conquest of the America’s Cup. Blending a contemporary aesthetic with technological excellence, the new glasses from Prada Linea Rossa Impavid collection take inspiration from the world of sailing and are engineered to offer functionality and high performance in any weather conditions. The new Prada Linea Rossa Impavid collection includes two sunglasses (SPS03X, SPS02X) and an optical frame (VPS04N). The first sunglasses (SPS03X) are defined by a dynamic and wraparound design, the ultra-lightweight nylon frame features the signature red detail on the front bar and the rubber inserts inside of the temples, guaranteeing adherence to the face and a comfortable fit. The active attitude defines the second sunglasses, the essential yet dynamic design is enhanced by the wraparound frame and the perforated temples. Lastly, the optical frame (VPS04N) speaks of modernity and technical innovation with its clean design featuring sharp profiles and rubber details, combined with perforated temples. Prada presents the second chapter of Prada Linea Rossa Eyewear campaign in collaboration with the new generation sailors of the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, winner of the Prada Cup.     In the campaign images, the intensity of human resolve is translated in a visual projection of the challenge, the subjective viewpoint of the sailors leads the spectator to the most ambitious goal, the conquest of the America’s Cup. Blending a contemporary aesthetic with technological excellence, the new glasses from Prada Linea Rossa Impavid collection take inspiration from the world of sailing and are engineered to offer functionality and high performance in any weather conditions. The new Prada Linea Rossa Impavid collection includes two sunglasses (SPS03X, SPS02X) and an optical frame (VPS04N). The first sunglasses (SPS03X) are defined by a dynamic and wraparound design, the ultra-lightweight nylon frame features the signature red detail on the front bar and the rubber inserts inside of the temples, guaranteeing adherence to the face and a comfortable fit. The active attitude defines the second sunglasses, the essential yet dynamic design is enhanced by the wraparound frame and the perforated temples. Lastly, the optical frame (VPS04N) speaks of modernity and technical innovation with its clean design featuring sharp profiles and rubber details, combined with perforated temples.

SWATCH AND MoMA COLLABORATE TO LAUNCH SPECIAL EDITION WATCHES
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SWATCH AND MoMA COLLABORATE TO LAUNCH SPECIAL EDITION WATCHES

Watches Swatch announces the launch of special edition designs with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as part of its Museum Journey series. The watches will be available at Swatch stores worldwide and swatch.com as well as global MoMA Design Stores and store.moma.org, starting on March 4, 2021.     The assortment features six unique creations inspired by artworks in MoMA’s Collection, including The Starry Night (1889) by Vincent van Gogh, Hope, II (1907-1908) by Gustav Klimt, The Dream (1910) by Henri Rousseau,Composition in Oval with Color Planes 1 (1914) by Piet Mondrian, The City and Design, The Wonders of Life on Earth, Isamu Kurita (1966) by Tadanori Yokoo, and New York (1968) by Tadanori Yokoo. These watches can be purchased individually or as a collector’s edition. Swatch and MoMA developed a special box for the collector’s edition inspired by the Blade Stair, a prominent architectural feature of MoMA.     Swatch has also collaborated with artist Beatriz Milhazes to include three of her works from MoMA’s collection— Suculentas Beringelas (Succulent Eggplants) (1996), O Espelho (The Mirror) (2000), and Meu Bem (2008)--on the Swatch X You platform. Swatch X You allows customers to create their own customized watch style on swatch.com, and in select Swatch stores. Additionally, a limited run of one design from each artwork by Milhazes will be available at the MoMA Design Stores in New York.     “We’re proud to continue MoMA’s ongoing relationship with Swatch through this new collection of watches inspired by artworks from MoMA’s collection. MoMA’s commitment to good design as a part of everyday life is exempli ed by Swatch watches,” said Robin Sayetta, Associate Director of Business Development for MoMA.     “We’re proud to continue MoMA’s ongoing relationship with Swatch through this new collection of watches inspired by artworks from MoMA’s collection. MoMA’s commitment to good design as a part of everyday life is exempli ed by Swatch watches,” said Robin Sayetta, Associate Director of Business Development for MoMA.     “Swatch is very happy to celebrate a new step in its rich history with MoMA, which includes several Swatch watches in the Museum’s permanent collection. It is a true honor to be able to reinterpret masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, and Piet Mondrian and highlights our dedication to art and artists of the 20th century,” said Carlo Giordanetti, CEO of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel. “We are also delighted to include watches designed around the works of highly acclaimed contemporary artists, Tadanori Yokoo and Beatriz Milhazes, the latter of whom is joining our special Swatch X You program.”     Swatch X MoMA will be available on March 4, 2021 at Swatch locations globally and MoMA Design Stores. Swatch announces the launch of special edition designs with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as part of its Museum Journey series. The watches will be available at Swatch stores worldwide and swatch.com as well as global MoMA Design Stores and store.moma.org, starting on March 4, 2021.     The assortment features six unique creations inspired by artworks in MoMA’s Collection, including The Starry Night (1889) by Vincent van Gogh, Hope, II (1907-1908) by Gustav Klimt, The Dream (1910) by Henri Rousseau,Composition in Oval with Color Planes 1 (1914) by Piet Mondrian, The City and Design, The Wonders of Life on Earth, Isamu Kurita (1966) by Tadanori Yokoo, and New York (1968) by Tadanori Yokoo. These watches can be purchased individually or as a collector’s edition. Swatch and MoMA developed a special box for the collector’s edition inspired by the Blade Stair, a prominent architectural feature of MoMA.     Swatch has also collaborated with artist Beatriz Milhazes to include three of her works from MoMA’s collection— Suculentas Beringelas (Succulent Eggplants) (1996), O Espelho (The Mirror) (2000), and Meu Bem (2008)--on the Swatch X You platform. Swatch X You allows customers to create their own customized watch style on swatch.com, and in select Swatch stores. Additionally, a limited run of one design from each artwork by Milhazes will be available at the MoMA Design Stores in New York.     “We’re proud to continue MoMA’s ongoing relationship with Swatch through this new collection of watches inspired by artworks from MoMA’s collection. MoMA’s commitment to good design as a part of everyday life is exempli ed by Swatch watches,” said Robin Sayetta, Associate Director of Business Development for MoMA.     “We’re proud to continue MoMA’s ongoing relationship with Swatch through this new collection of watches inspired by artworks from MoMA’s collection. MoMA’s commitment to good design as a part of everyday life is exempli ed by Swatch watches,” said Robin Sayetta, Associate Director of Business Development for MoMA.     “Swatch is very happy to celebrate a new step in its rich history with MoMA, which includes several Swatch watches in the Museum’s permanent collection. It is a true honor to be able to reinterpret masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, and Piet Mondrian and highlights our dedication to art and artists of the 20th century,” said Carlo Giordanetti, CEO of the Swatch Art Peace Hotel. “We are also delighted to include watches designed around the works of highly acclaimed contemporary artists, Tadanori Yokoo and Beatriz Milhazes, the latter of whom is joining our special Swatch X You program.”     Swatch X MoMA will be available on March 4, 2021 at Swatch locations globally and MoMA Design Stores.

Acne Studios presents its Fall/Winter 2021 men's collection
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Acne Studios presents its Fall/Winter 2021 men's collection

Men The men's Fall/Winter 2021 collection is comprised of pieces for both dressing up and hanging out. An exploration of brand archetypes that form its visual identity, which is a process of constant renewal and positive experimentation at the heart of Acne Studios.     Overall, there is a playfulness to the collection, with a sense of creative possibility, and the invitation to question, experiment and try something new. It’s an investigation into cut, silhouette and archetype, laying the foundations for the future of menswear at Acne Studios.     “This is a wardrobe that brings together the relaxed silhouette of sports casual with the tailored glamour from my dream of life in a band. It is menswear that is functional and minimal, with humour, sexiness and lightness,” says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios. The men's Fall/Winter 2021 collection is comprised of pieces for both dressing up and hanging out. An exploration of brand archetypes that form its visual identity, which is a process of constant renewal and positive experimentation at the heart of Acne Studios.     Overall, there is a playfulness to the collection, with a sense of creative possibility, and the invitation to question, experiment and try something new. It’s an investigation into cut, silhouette and archetype, laying the foundations for the future of menswear at Acne Studios.     “This is a wardrobe that brings together the relaxed silhouette of sports casual with the tailored glamour from my dream of life in a band. It is menswear that is functional and minimal, with humour, sexiness and lightness,” says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios.

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ART DIALOGUES: LIVING HERITAGE AND INSPIRING FUTURE
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ART DIALOGUES: LIVING HERITAGE AND INSPIRING FUTURE

Art On February 21st the State Hermitage Museum and Maison Cartier will hold an international online conference “Cartier Art Dialogues” to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Cartier: Passing on heritage and savoir faire. Masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum and the Cartier Collection”. The conference is organized in collaboration with Cartier’s partneruniversities around the world and will take place in the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum.     Cartier is especially proud to host this conference to encourage dialogues between generations, countries, different styles and forms of art.     In today’s context building and maintaining bridges between history and modernity, craftsmanship and innovative technologies is crucial more than ever. Both the State Hermitage Museum and Maison Cartier find it important to preserve heritage, expand it and explore new territories while staying true to its values and identity.     Renown professionals and international experts will gather offline and online to discuss the“living heritage” and the importance of cross-generational dialogues, to talk about trends and new formats of art with a special focus on the transformations in opera, theatre and ballet. Participants will also take a glance at the digital and technological facets of fashion, architecture, blockchain and the art market of tomorrow.     The lineup of speakers and moderators includes: Mikhail Piotrovsky - Director of The State Hermitage MuseumCyrille Vigneron - President & CEO, CartierHervé Chandès - General Director, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporainPierre Rainero - Image, Style and Heritage Director, CartierAlber Elbaz - Creative Director of AZ FactoryGolshifteh Farahani - Iranian actress of theatre and cinema and environmental activist Mélanie Laurent - French director and actress and environmental activist Junya Ishigami - Japanese architect, founder of junya.ishigami+associates Diana Vishneva – National artist of Russia, prima ballerina at the Mariinsky theatre, Founder and Artistic Director of the international contemporary dance festival Context. Diana Vishneva Stefano Boeri - Italian architect and urban planner, President of Fondazione Triennale Milano, architect of the Bosco Verticale in Milan Solano Benitez - Paraguayan architect, Golden Lion Award winner at Venice Biennial 2016 Jason Bailey - Founder of the art & tech platform Artnome.com Teodor Currentzis - Founder and Artistic Director of the musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir Nanne Dekking - Founder andCEO ofArtoryLLC, New York andArtory GmbH, Berlin. Member on the Board of the Hermitage Foundation in Amsterdam Anita Gigovskaya - President of Condé Nast Russia Ekaterina Inozemtseva -Chief curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Varvara Melnikova - CEO of the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design Dmitri Ozerkov - Director of Contemporary Art Department of the State Hermitage Museum,and Head of Hermitage 20/21 Project for Contemporary Art Laurent Salomé - Director of the National Museum of Versailles Palace Sarah Sze - American contemporary artist, sculptorNadia Taiga - Executive Director at Snark.art And other international personalities from art and culture.     Registration and more information about the program, timing and speakers are available on the website https://cartier-artdialogues.com On February 21st the State Hermitage Museum and Maison Cartier will hold an international online conference “Cartier Art Dialogues” to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Cartier: Passing on heritage and savoir faire. Masterpieces from the Hermitage Museum and the Cartier Collection”. The conference is organized in collaboration with Cartier’s partneruniversities around the world and will take place in the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum.     Cartier is especially proud to host this conference to encourage dialogues between generations, countries, different styles and forms of art.     In today’s context building and maintaining bridges between history and modernity, craftsmanship and innovative technologies is crucial more than ever. Both the State Hermitage Museum and Maison Cartier find it important to preserve heritage, expand it and explore new territories while staying true to its values and identity.     Renown professionals and international experts will gather offline and online to discuss the“living heritage” and the importance of cross-generational dialogues, to talk about trends and new formats of art with a special focus on the transformations in opera, theatre and ballet. Participants will also take a glance at the digital and technological facets of fashion, architecture, blockchain and the art market of tomorrow.     The lineup of speakers and moderators includes: Mikhail Piotrovsky - Director of The State Hermitage MuseumCyrille Vigneron - President & CEO, CartierHervé Chandès - General Director, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporainPierre Rainero - Image, Style and Heritage Director, CartierAlber Elbaz - Creative Director of AZ FactoryGolshifteh Farahani - Iranian actress of theatre and cinema and environmental activist Mélanie Laurent - French director and actress and environmental activist Junya Ishigami - Japanese architect, founder of junya.ishigami+associates Diana Vishneva – National artist of Russia, prima ballerina at the Mariinsky theatre, Founder and Artistic Director of the international contemporary dance festival Context. Diana Vishneva Stefano Boeri - Italian architect and urban planner, President of Fondazione Triennale Milano, architect of the Bosco Verticale in Milan Solano Benitez - Paraguayan architect, Golden Lion Award winner at Venice Biennial 2016 Jason Bailey - Founder of the art & tech platform Artnome.com Teodor Currentzis - Founder and Artistic Director of the musicAeterna Orchestra and Choir Nanne Dekking - Founder andCEO ofArtoryLLC, New York andArtory GmbH, Berlin. Member on the Board of the Hermitage Foundation in Amsterdam Anita Gigovskaya - President of Condé Nast Russia Ekaterina Inozemtseva -Chief curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Varvara Melnikova - CEO of the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design Dmitri Ozerkov - Director of Contemporary Art Department of the State Hermitage Museum,and Head of Hermitage 20/21 Project for Contemporary Art Laurent Salomé - Director of the National Museum of Versailles Palace Sarah Sze - American contemporary artist, sculptorNadia Taiga - Executive Director at Snark.art And other international personalities from art and culture.     Registration and more information about the program, timing and speakers are available on the website https://cartier-artdialogues.com

In conversation with Cesar Casier
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In conversation with Cesar Casier

Fashion Tell us about how your jouney in this profession started for you?  I started modeling when I was 18 years old and moved to New York when I was 19, where I lived for 8 years.I did campaign for Armani, Armani exchange, Squared, Levi’s, Reply, Tissot,… walked fashion shows for YSL, Dior, Missoni, Gucci,… And was featured in VOGUE PARIS, VOGUE HOMMES, L’OFFICIEL, NUMERO,…   In addition to being a model, food lover, traveler and proud author of my two cookbooks Model Kitchen and Cesar's Kitchen and the travel guide Trippin, I have launched the Cesar Casier Knitwear Collection. While growing  up, I was always surrounded by fashion. My mom owns a high-end fashion boutique “OONA" in Ghent and my stepmom is a fashion designer. They were my biggest influencers and shaped my views on fashion while growing up, the logical next step was to start my own collection.      100% MADE IN BELGIUM.   KNITWEAR COLLECTION:   The Cesar Casier Knitwear Collection is 100% made in Belgium, something that is very rare nowadays. Everything I design is produced in a small family owned factory located in Sint-Niklaas, a city between Antwerp and my hometown Ghent. Fact is that back in the days there were about 300 factories located in this area and now there are only two left, a sad reality. Therefore, it is important to support the revival of Belgian knitwear as much as possible!     GENDER NEUTRAL FASHION:   Next to my roots, my brand represents Gender Equality. A human right I hold dear and it is something I stand for. I translate this into my designs, as they are mostly unisex. I want my brand to lead the way in gender-neutral fashion. In my opinion, gender no longer dictates the way people dress and it does not force anyone into a box. That is why I try to design as much gender neutral pieces as possible, this allows us to express ourselves exactly the way we all want to. My designs are timeless, comfortable and basic, yet fashionable and with an eye for detail and great quality.     What does charity mean to you?   I've always loved nature and even more, the animals who live in it. That’s why, for every sold item on my website,  I’ll donate 1 euro to a charity. For my previous collection I’ve donated money to help save the dolphins, The Great Barrier Reef and the Giraffes in the wild. By donating money to a good cause, I want to send awareness to the public about the beauty of nature and to support animal and nature welfare! Tell us about how your jouney in this profession started for you?  I started modeling when I was 18 years old and moved to New York when I was 19, where I lived for 8 years.I did campaign for Armani, Armani exchange, Squared, Levi’s, Reply, Tissot,… walked fashion shows for YSL, Dior, Missoni, Gucci,… And was featured in VOGUE PARIS, VOGUE HOMMES, L’OFFICIEL, NUMERO,…   In addition to being a model, food lover, traveler and proud author of my two cookbooks Model Kitchen and Cesar's Kitchen and the travel guide Trippin, I have launched the Cesar Casier Knitwear Collection. While growing  up, I was always surrounded by fashion. My mom owns a high-end fashion boutique “OONA" in Ghent and my stepmom is a fashion designer. They were my biggest influencers and shaped my views on fashion while growing up, the logical next step was to start my own collection.      100% MADE IN BELGIUM.   KNITWEAR COLLECTION:   The Cesar Casier Knitwear Collection is 100% made in Belgium, something that is very rare nowadays. Everything I design is produced in a small family owned factory located in Sint-Niklaas, a city between Antwerp and my hometown Ghent. Fact is that back in the days there were about 300 factories located in this area and now there are only two left, a sad reality. Therefore, it is important to support the revival of Belgian knitwear as much as possible!     GENDER NEUTRAL FASHION:   Next to my roots, my brand represents Gender Equality. A human right I hold dear and it is something I stand for. I translate this into my designs, as they are mostly unisex. I want my brand to lead the way in gender-neutral fashion. In my opinion, gender no longer dictates the way people dress and it does not force anyone into a box. That is why I try to design as much gender neutral pieces as possible, this allows us to express ourselves exactly the way we all want to. My designs are timeless, comfortable and basic, yet fashionable and with an eye for detail and great quality.     What does charity mean to you?   I've always loved nature and even more, the animals who live in it. That’s why, for every sold item on my website,  I’ll donate 1 euro to a charity. For my previous collection I’ve donated money to help save the dolphins, The Great Barrier Reef and the Giraffes in the wild. By donating money to a good cause, I want to send awareness to the public about the beauty of nature and to support animal and nature welfare!

PORTS 1961 PRESENTS THE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR SPRING & SUMMER
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PORTS 1961 PRESENTS THE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR SPRING & SUMMER

Fashion Ports 1961 new campaign, shot by Steven Meisel and art directed by Fabien Baron, stars Rianne Van Rompaeymaking shapes in the brand’s latest collection.     With a playful, upbeat energy and chic, graphic simplicity, the campaign features signature looks from the Spring Summer 2021 Ports 1961 Milan fashion week runway show, with Van Rompaeyplaying a character who makes each look her own. Soft, gentle silhouettes; artful, individualistic prints inspired byhuman touch; an easy neutral color palette. More of the character’spersonality comes from the accessories - unstructured leather shoulder bags, grounding gladiator sandals and metallic sculptedheels. Directional beauty elements lend an otherworldly touch.     Artistic Director and Fashion Direction: Karl Templer Photographer: Steven Meisel Art Direction : Fabien Baron Model: Riane Van Rompaey Hair :Guido Palau Make up: Pat McGrath Ports 1961 new campaign, shot by Steven Meisel and art directed by Fabien Baron, stars Rianne Van Rompaeymaking shapes in the brand’s latest collection.     With a playful, upbeat energy and chic, graphic simplicity, the campaign features signature looks from the Spring Summer 2021 Ports 1961 Milan fashion week runway show, with Van Rompaeyplaying a character who makes each look her own. Soft, gentle silhouettes; artful, individualistic prints inspired byhuman touch; an easy neutral color palette. More of the character’spersonality comes from the accessories - unstructured leather shoulder bags, grounding gladiator sandals and metallic sculptedheels. Directional beauty elements lend an otherworldly touch.     Artistic Director and Fashion Direction: Karl Templer Photographer: Steven Meisel Art Direction : Fabien Baron Model: Riane Van Rompaey Hair :Guido Palau Make up: Pat McGrath

MONTBLANC APPOINTS MARCO TOMASETTA AS CREATIVE  DIRECTOR
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MONTBLANC APPOINTS MARCO TOMASETTA AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Design A graduate of Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Tomasetta has extensive experience in leather goods and accessories, having worked for numerous renowned fashion brands including Prada, Chloé and Louis Vuitton. Most recently, he was Creative Design Director Men’s and Women’s Leather Goods at Givenchy.     “We are thrilled to have Marco bring his creative leadership and vision to Montblanc to accelerate its evolution as the Maison of Luxury Business-Lifestyle. Marco is an agile and dynamic innovator who is also committed to the value of fine craftsmanship and timeless design that have always been central to Montblanc’s identity. He understands the importance of overarching brand themes across all Montblanc categories, and I am looking forward to him working with our team to refine them in a compelling way. Even though our iconic emblem will remain at the heart of everything we do, we are committed to further breaking boundaries when designing products that appeal to both existing and new clients, mirroring their shifting lifestyles and needs,” says Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO.     “I am excited to join Montblanc, a storied Maison known for its rich heritage and its uncompromising focus on substance through the design and functionality of its products. As a designer, writing and drawing are the starting points of any design process, which is why I was immediately drawn to Montblanc - fusing tradition with pioneering design. I am looking forward to collaborating with Nicolas and the team to chart a new creative vision for the brand that bridges icons like the Meisterstück with new design concepts across product categories that will appeal to this new Montblanc Luxury Business-Lifestyle mindset. Furthermore, there is something incredibly meaningful about being assigned the task of fulfilling the Maison’s goal of creating perfect companions that will grow with their owners and become part of their accomplishments,” explains Marco Tomasetta, Montblanc Creative Director. A graduate of Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Tomasetta has extensive experience in leather goods and accessories, having worked for numerous renowned fashion brands including Prada, Chloé and Louis Vuitton. Most recently, he was Creative Design Director Men’s and Women’s Leather Goods at Givenchy.     “We are thrilled to have Marco bring his creative leadership and vision to Montblanc to accelerate its evolution as the Maison of Luxury Business-Lifestyle. Marco is an agile and dynamic innovator who is also committed to the value of fine craftsmanship and timeless design that have always been central to Montblanc’s identity. He understands the importance of overarching brand themes across all Montblanc categories, and I am looking forward to him working with our team to refine them in a compelling way. Even though our iconic emblem will remain at the heart of everything we do, we are committed to further breaking boundaries when designing products that appeal to both existing and new clients, mirroring their shifting lifestyles and needs,” says Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO.     “I am excited to join Montblanc, a storied Maison known for its rich heritage and its uncompromising focus on substance through the design and functionality of its products. As a designer, writing and drawing are the starting points of any design process, which is why I was immediately drawn to Montblanc - fusing tradition with pioneering design. I am looking forward to collaborating with Nicolas and the team to chart a new creative vision for the brand that bridges icons like the Meisterstück with new design concepts across product categories that will appeal to this new Montblanc Luxury Business-Lifestyle mindset. Furthermore, there is something incredibly meaningful about being assigned the task of fulfilling the Maison’s goal of creating perfect companions that will grow with their owners and become part of their accomplishments,” explains Marco Tomasetta, Montblanc Creative Director.

DIESEL UNVEILS BOLD NEW POP-UP STORE CONCEPT—THE FIRST UNDER CREATIVE DIRECTOR GLENN MARTENS’ VISION—IN BOTH EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES
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DIESEL UNVEILS BOLD NEW POP-UP STORE CONCEPT—THE FIRST UNDER CREATIVE DIRECTOR GLENN MARTENS’ VISION—IN BOTH EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES

Fashion The two locations, located in Amsterdam and Washington, D.C., capture Martens’ design acumen with immersive, daring architecture and interiors. (Additional sites will follow.)        DIESEL is proud to unveil a new pop-up store concept in both Europe and the United States; it is the first such activation envisioned by the label’s creative director Glenn Martens. The European location is situated at Amsterdam PC Hooftstraat. The U.S. pop-up features at Tyson’s Corner Center, a premier retail complex just adjacent to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.       Upon entering both spaces, customers are enveloped in DIESEL’s “For Successful Living” ethos; the immediate impression is one of boundary-pushing retail, blending a unique atmospheric experience with the physical act of shopping.       These pop-ups pay homage to DIESEL’s DNA and heritage. The stores use the company’s red tag aesthetic and hue as a primary design feature. Top to bottom, floor to ceiling, the spaces are painted in DIESEL’s iconic red. In tandem, elements of discontinuity and transformation are layered into the architecture; a “For Successful Living” logo is distorted and printed across the entirety of both stores, and is only legible when viewed from their entryways. The immersion engages the visitors’ senses on all levels, leaving a strong and lasting impression. The two locations, located in Amsterdam and Washington, D.C., capture Martens’ design acumen with immersive, daring architecture and interiors. (Additional sites will follow.)        DIESEL is proud to unveil a new pop-up store concept in both Europe and the United States; it is the first such activation envisioned by the label’s creative director Glenn Martens. The European location is situated at Amsterdam PC Hooftstraat. The U.S. pop-up features at Tyson’s Corner Center, a premier retail complex just adjacent to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.       Upon entering both spaces, customers are enveloped in DIESEL’s “For Successful Living” ethos; the immediate impression is one of boundary-pushing retail, blending a unique atmospheric experience with the physical act of shopping.       These pop-ups pay homage to DIESEL’s DNA and heritage. The stores use the company’s red tag aesthetic and hue as a primary design feature. Top to bottom, floor to ceiling, the spaces are painted in DIESEL’s iconic red. In tandem, elements of discontinuity and transformation are layered into the architecture; a “For Successful Living” logo is distorted and printed across the entirety of both stores, and is only legible when viewed from their entryways. The immersion engages the visitors’ senses on all levels, leaving a strong and lasting impression.

Gucci Epilogue: Ken Scott
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Gucci Epilogue: Ken Scott

Fashion Gucci announces the launch of a selection of special pieces in its Epilogue collection incorporating the work of American fashion designer Ken Scott, who resided in Milan in the 60s and 70s, where he created his colourful patterned fabrics and line.     Given the name ‘the gardener of fashion’ he favoured large scale flowers in his creations including peonies, roses, poppies and sunflowers. Designs from Scott’s rich archive appear on Epilogue’s clothing and accessories for men and women. Colour and floral patterns define the looks. The prints turn up unexpectedly on fleeces, on down jackets, evening gowns, as well as silk accessories including headbands and printed on bags.     “Ken Scott was a really great creator of fabrics,” Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele says, “he mapped out flowers with romanticism and flowers into pop culture. He treated flowers like shop signs, he multiplied them, turned them into something that stood out. I like his work because I am obsessed with floral prints.”     Launching on February 18th and set in a decorated room filled with different patterns and floral arrangements, a dedicated campaign, conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by photographer Mark Peckmezian, highlights this range of pieces. The Ken Scott patterns were taken from the products to create and customize the wallpaper, curtains, tablecloths and cushions, transforming the atmosphere in an overwhelming world of intense colours and clashing prints.     To celebrate the launch of the Ken Scott pieces, the Gucci Podcast will launch a special episode featuring writer, academic, critic and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts London Shahidha Bari who narrates a story about the American designer’s life, his work and his legacy in contemporary fashion.       Womenswear items featuring decorative motifs from Scott’s archive include a coat, T-shirts, sweatshirts, underwear, a top, pants, skirts, two blazers, shirts and a number of flowing dresses. All are bright, colourful and impactful, with an exuberant spirit. Menswear comprises a coat, Palace jacket, suit (split into separates), down-padded outerwear, bowling sets and tracksuit sets.     The Gucci Ken Scott collaboration is also applied to shoes. For men, the look is sporty and casual; a black cotton base fabric has been printed with contrasting gold lettering – the initials KS and GG – mixed with gold and silver flowers. This material also features for the Gucci Tennis 1977 in lace-up and slip-on models, and the Pursuit slide. The lace-up Tennis shoe also features the green-red-green House Web stripe. Then for another version of the Pursuit, and a Screener sneaker, a bright Ken Scott floral print called ‘Giardino d’Aprile’, translated as ‘April Garden’displaying a combination of bright flowers, makes a powerful impact. The Screener sneaker has blue heels and a blue-red-blue House Web stripe, while the floral Pursuit slide features a large blue interlocking GG on each shoe.     For women’s shoes and boots there are four different Ken Scott prints (‘Giardino d’Aprile’, ’Zia’, ‘Jenni’ and ‘Pomponica’), all featuring bright combinations of flowers in different colours, and all detailed with micro Ken Scott and Gucci script logos. These have been applied to a fabric base to create the materials for a number of footwear styles: sneakers (Rhyton, Ace and Screener), slides, loafers (Princetown and Jordaan), flats and high boots.     Ken Scott’s vibrant floral prints with their ‘70s vibe have also been used for silk and soft accessories and applied to a variety of pieces with different functions: silk carrés have been developed in different sizes, from small (70x70 cm), to classic (90x90 cm), to maxi (140x140 cm), in order to maximise the visibility of Scott’s prints. Furthermore, the offer is completed by colourful ribbons, cosy and refined shawls and stoles, headbands in lamé or cotton and characterful baseball caps and bucket hats. Today Ken Scott is a brand of Mantero, the renowned textile company, and designs from Scott’s rich archive are preserved by the Ken Scott Foundation, now based in Como.     CAMPAIGN CREDITS:   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Mark Peckmezian Hair Stylist:  Alex Brownsell Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver Gucci announces the launch of a selection of special pieces in its Epilogue collection incorporating the work of American fashion designer Ken Scott, who resided in Milan in the 60s and 70s, where he created his colourful patterned fabrics and line.     Given the name ‘the gardener of fashion’ he favoured large scale flowers in his creations including peonies, roses, poppies and sunflowers. Designs from Scott’s rich archive appear on Epilogue’s clothing and accessories for men and women. Colour and floral patterns define the looks. The prints turn up unexpectedly on fleeces, on down jackets, evening gowns, as well as silk accessories including headbands and printed on bags.     “Ken Scott was a really great creator of fabrics,” Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele says, “he mapped out flowers with romanticism and flowers into pop culture. He treated flowers like shop signs, he multiplied them, turned them into something that stood out. I like his work because I am obsessed with floral prints.”     Launching on February 18th and set in a decorated room filled with different patterns and floral arrangements, a dedicated campaign, conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by photographer Mark Peckmezian, highlights this range of pieces. The Ken Scott patterns were taken from the products to create and customize the wallpaper, curtains, tablecloths and cushions, transforming the atmosphere in an overwhelming world of intense colours and clashing prints.     To celebrate the launch of the Ken Scott pieces, the Gucci Podcast will launch a special episode featuring writer, academic, critic and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts London Shahidha Bari who narrates a story about the American designer’s life, his work and his legacy in contemporary fashion.       Womenswear items featuring decorative motifs from Scott’s archive include a coat, T-shirts, sweatshirts, underwear, a top, pants, skirts, two blazers, shirts and a number of flowing dresses. All are bright, colourful and impactful, with an exuberant spirit. Menswear comprises a coat, Palace jacket, suit (split into separates), down-padded outerwear, bowling sets and tracksuit sets.     The Gucci Ken Scott collaboration is also applied to shoes. For men, the look is sporty and casual; a black cotton base fabric has been printed with contrasting gold lettering – the initials KS and GG – mixed with gold and silver flowers. This material also features for the Gucci Tennis 1977 in lace-up and slip-on models, and the Pursuit slide. The lace-up Tennis shoe also features the green-red-green House Web stripe. Then for another version of the Pursuit, and a Screener sneaker, a bright Ken Scott floral print called ‘Giardino d’Aprile’, translated as ‘April Garden’displaying a combination of bright flowers, makes a powerful impact. The Screener sneaker has blue heels and a blue-red-blue House Web stripe, while the floral Pursuit slide features a large blue interlocking GG on each shoe.     For women’s shoes and boots there are four different Ken Scott prints (‘Giardino d’Aprile’, ’Zia’, ‘Jenni’ and ‘Pomponica’), all featuring bright combinations of flowers in different colours, and all detailed with micro Ken Scott and Gucci script logos. These have been applied to a fabric base to create the materials for a number of footwear styles: sneakers (Rhyton, Ace and Screener), slides, loafers (Princetown and Jordaan), flats and high boots.     Ken Scott’s vibrant floral prints with their ‘70s vibe have also been used for silk and soft accessories and applied to a variety of pieces with different functions: silk carrés have been developed in different sizes, from small (70x70 cm), to classic (90x90 cm), to maxi (140x140 cm), in order to maximise the visibility of Scott’s prints. Furthermore, the offer is completed by colourful ribbons, cosy and refined shawls and stoles, headbands in lamé or cotton and characterful baseball caps and bucket hats. Today Ken Scott is a brand of Mantero, the renowned textile company, and designs from Scott’s rich archive are preserved by the Ken Scott Foundation, now based in Como.     CAMPAIGN CREDITS:   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Mark Peckmezian Hair Stylist:  Alex Brownsell Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver

Wet Paint Boutique the new online gallery with curated and exclusive art pieces
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Wet Paint Boutique the new online gallery with curated and exclusive art pieces

Art Wet Paint Boutique, is an online gallery with curated and exclusive art pieces based in the Netherlands. Their collection consists of carefully selected limited art prints, originals and objects we fell in love with. They wish to inspire people to collect beautiful art to light up their life and to personalize their home. In their online shop you will find expensive originals and affordable pieces. Founders Ilse van Stoltz, Sabine Scheenhouwer & Doina Jonkman- de Gier go way back in time and worked together professionally on a regular basis. They are now each other's sounding boards for various creative projects and share their common vision on design & art. Because of their ongoing state of mind of creating and collecting, the founding of the Wet Paint Boutique was an inevitable result.     Head of design and artist Ilse van Stoltz was already active with drawing and painting as a little girl. She expressed her creativity in classical and modern dance and later in life in high end fashion. Nowadays she runs her own interior design agency, West Egg creatives. Conceived with a sense of design and love for aesthetics she creates total concepts for project developers, private individuals, retail and hospitality industry. Besides her work as an interior designer, she creates artworks with a sense of urgency. For years she made commissioned artwork. And now shares her work with a broader audience.     The Wet Paint Boutique has the ambition to grow into an online platform for various artist. Curated by the founders and always in collaboration with The Wet Paint Boutique. Wet Paint Boutique, is an online gallery with curated and exclusive art pieces based in the Netherlands. Their collection consists of carefully selected limited art prints, originals and objects we fell in love with. They wish to inspire people to collect beautiful art to light up their life and to personalize their home. In their online shop you will find expensive originals and affordable pieces. Founders Ilse van Stoltz, Sabine Scheenhouwer & Doina Jonkman- de Gier go way back in time and worked together professionally on a regular basis. They are now each other's sounding boards for various creative projects and share their common vision on design & art. Because of their ongoing state of mind of creating and collecting, the founding of the Wet Paint Boutique was an inevitable result.     Head of design and artist Ilse van Stoltz was already active with drawing and painting as a little girl. She expressed her creativity in classical and modern dance and later in life in high end fashion. Nowadays she runs her own interior design agency, West Egg creatives. Conceived with a sense of design and love for aesthetics she creates total concepts for project developers, private individuals, retail and hospitality industry. Besides her work as an interior designer, she creates artworks with a sense of urgency. For years she made commissioned artwork. And now shares her work with a broader audience.     The Wet Paint Boutique has the ambition to grow into an online platform for various artist. Curated by the founders and always in collaboration with The Wet Paint Boutique.

VERSACE INTRODUCES LA MEDUSA BAG
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VERSACE INTRODUCES LA MEDUSA BAG

Accessories Versace’s latest accessories line is inspired by the brand’s ultimate muse: Medusa.     Medusa is a unique icon of beauty. Once the most beautiful woman in Athens, she was widely desired by everyone who laid eyes on her. She’s a historic example of unapologetic attitude and fearless self-belief. Used throughout ancient art as a token to scare off negativity, she ensures good vibes only.  Medusa is an instantly recognizable symbol of the Versace brand. Each La Medusa handbag is adorned with a Medusa-head plaque – the same plaque that was discovered on the doors of Via Gesù 12: Versace’s first headquarters in Milan.     La Medusa handbags exude positivity through a range of bold shades, but there’s one color that truly defines the line: the DV Blue. Donatella Versace worked to create the perfect shade of blue, inspired by nature and designed to bring happiness to the wearer.     “Blue is my favorite color because for me it represents freedom. When I am in the sea, I feel free. When I’m surrounded by elements of nature and clear blue skies, I feel truly happy and all that is wrong in the world disappears. The world becomes blue.” Donatella Versace     Versace is a proud Italian brand and all La Medusa handbags are made in Italy from premium leather. The softest leather is selected to create a slouchy and unstructured finish – giving the bag a modern and youthful feel. Versace’s latest accessories line is inspired by the brand’s ultimate muse: Medusa.     Medusa is a unique icon of beauty. Once the most beautiful woman in Athens, she was widely desired by everyone who laid eyes on her. She’s a historic example of unapologetic attitude and fearless self-belief. Used throughout ancient art as a token to scare off negativity, she ensures good vibes only.  Medusa is an instantly recognizable symbol of the Versace brand. Each La Medusa handbag is adorned with a Medusa-head plaque – the same plaque that was discovered on the doors of Via Gesù 12: Versace’s first headquarters in Milan.     La Medusa handbags exude positivity through a range of bold shades, but there’s one color that truly defines the line: the DV Blue. Donatella Versace worked to create the perfect shade of blue, inspired by nature and designed to bring happiness to the wearer.     “Blue is my favorite color because for me it represents freedom. When I am in the sea, I feel free. When I’m surrounded by elements of nature and clear blue skies, I feel truly happy and all that is wrong in the world disappears. The world becomes blue.” Donatella Versace     Versace is a proud Italian brand and all La Medusa handbags are made in Italy from premium leather. The softest leather is selected to create a slouchy and unstructured finish – giving the bag a modern and youthful feel.

ICEBERG to launch co-designed capsule collection with Kailand O. Morris
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ICEBERG to launch co-designed capsule collection with Kailand O. Morris

Fashion Italian ready-to-wear label, ICEBERG has tapped artist Kailand O. Morris, son of music legend Stevie Wonder & fashion designer Kai Milla for a co-designed capsule collection.     ICEBERG and Kailand O. Morris come together for an exploration of culture and wearable transcendence with a collection which embodies ICEBERG’s sport-luxe and underground attitude with a Hype Psychedelic spin. Launching in July 2021, the collection encompasses an assortment of puffer jackets, cargo pants, anorak vests, hoodies, t-shirts, baseball caps, socks and more, available in light taupe, steel blue, vibrant orange and chromatic whites and blacks, adorned with hand-drawn designs by artist, VAMEEE.     ICEBERG’s partnership with Kailand began when one of managers Shawn Mann arranged for him to walk in the brand’s menswear Spring/Summer 2019 runway show during London Fashion Week two summers ago. He has since been featured in campaigns for the brand and co-hosted an event including the release of a co-designed t-shirt with the brand last Fall, all in benefit of the Watts Empowerment Center in Los Angeles.  He now joins talented designer and ICEBERG’s Creative Director, James Long, with experience interning under Kim Jones at Dior and mentorship from Kanye West, to create the capsule collection of ready to wear and accessories.       "I love Kailand’s energy and creativity! I really enjoyed working with him and creating such a fun collection together. The capsule takes Kailand’s inspiration and infuses it with the Italian ICEBERG aesthetic. I am very proud of the outcome!” - James Long.    “I’m really passionate about creating and bringing all my ideas to life and have spent the last two years learning and studying fashion. I was given the opportunity to go to Paris and intern with Kim Jones at Dior and am so grateful for his mentorship. Now that I have partnered with ICEBERG, it has been a true privilege to work with James Long and the entire ICEBERG family. They’ve made me feel right at home and I’m looking forward to this new journey as well as the overall future of fashion.”Kailand O. Morris.     ICEBERG x Kailand O. Morris retails from January 28th to February 25th and will be available for purchase starting this July through ICEBERG e-commerce and brick and mortars, as well as select retailers worldwide.   Italian ready-to-wear label, ICEBERG has tapped artist Kailand O. Morris, son of music legend Stevie Wonder & fashion designer Kai Milla for a co-designed capsule collection.     ICEBERG and Kailand O. Morris come together for an exploration of culture and wearable transcendence with a collection which embodies ICEBERG’s sport-luxe and underground attitude with a Hype Psychedelic spin. Launching in July 2021, the collection encompasses an assortment of puffer jackets, cargo pants, anorak vests, hoodies, t-shirts, baseball caps, socks and more, available in light taupe, steel blue, vibrant orange and chromatic whites and blacks, adorned with hand-drawn designs by artist, VAMEEE.     ICEBERG’s partnership with Kailand began when one of managers Shawn Mann arranged for him to walk in the brand’s menswear Spring/Summer 2019 runway show during London Fashion Week two summers ago. He has since been featured in campaigns for the brand and co-hosted an event including the release of a co-designed t-shirt with the brand last Fall, all in benefit of the Watts Empowerment Center in Los Angeles.  He now joins talented designer and ICEBERG’s Creative Director, James Long, with experience interning under Kim Jones at Dior and mentorship from Kanye West, to create the capsule collection of ready to wear and accessories.       "I love Kailand’s energy and creativity! I really enjoyed working with him and creating such a fun collection together. The capsule takes Kailand’s inspiration and infuses it with the Italian ICEBERG aesthetic. I am very proud of the outcome!” - James Long.    “I’m really passionate about creating and bringing all my ideas to life and have spent the last two years learning and studying fashion. I was given the opportunity to go to Paris and intern with Kim Jones at Dior and am so grateful for his mentorship. Now that I have partnered with ICEBERG, it has been a true privilege to work with James Long and the entire ICEBERG family. They’ve made me feel right at home and I’m looking forward to this new journey as well as the overall future of fashion.”Kailand O. Morris.     ICEBERG x Kailand O. Morris retails from January 28th to February 25th and will be available for purchase starting this July through ICEBERG e-commerce and brick and mortars, as well as select retailers worldwide.  

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