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Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Pre-Fall 2021
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Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Pre-Fall 2021

Men Conformity: the sociological endeavour of a person or a community to blend in or integrate with a societal culture to which they ought, desire or need to belong. Often, a concept rooted in luxury and privilege.     Periods of progress are followed by consolidation: a new normality. For the Pre-Fall 2021 Men’s Collection, Louis Vuittoninvestigates the mundane dress codes of an establishment in evolution. Banal by virtue, it is a traditional sartorial wardrobe inherited by some and aspirational to others. In his ongoing transformation of elitist codes into symbols of inclusivity, Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh studies the luxury of normalcy – the state of being normal – and what conforming to it means in a post-2020 society. Underpinning old codes with new values, the collection portrays the comfort of a progressive conventionality inclusive to all: the mundane wardrobe re-appropriated for a new world order.   Back-to-work tailoring expressed in a boxy silhouette nods at a generational association with conformity. The conventional staple pieces of the men’s wardrobe are approached with riotous celebration: suits daubed in tie-dye galaxy monogram print, a caban restructured with an asymmetrical monogram leather panel, and a peacoat embossed with a techy Louis Vuitton logo along the sleeve. New takes on suits materialise with hooded or zipped jackets or in all-denim, while the decorative codes of eveningwear are evoked through the mid-layer. In casualwear, the bastions of the conventional wardrobe – the blouson, the cardigan, the shirt – are conveyed in a Damier salt print, fading and distorting the classic motif.   “Separate fashion from ction” and “Don’t let your day job de ne you” – archive quotes from the Vocabulary according to Virgil Ablohpublished seasonally as part of his Louis Vuitton practice – adorn garments throughout the collection. They appear as intarsia on a sweater, debossed on a leather blouson, and in outerwear on a unique fabric where the words become visible when the garment comes in contact with rain. Skater hats and caps – in leather, python or denim – and scarves are interpreted in the galaxy and Damier salt prints. In jewellery, the signature chain link pieces magnify in size and expand with opal nishes alongside existing metal textures. Next to Cuban chains, the collection introduces Around the World necklaces and bracelets with globe and trunk pendants.   Shoes twist the familiar in a clog derby in black leather, and buckled mules in black or monogram leather. The signatureLouis Vuitton sneaker appears in a yellow and green contrast style. Bags interpret the Damier salt print on the classic coated canvas in indigo with black leather trims, and in a stone-coloured version with tonal trimming. The collection introduces a new sling bag shape with signature metal rivets and leather corners, while a new messenger bag materialises in Macassar monogram with a utilitarian rubber base forged in pop-coloured LV letters. Finally, a series of leather bags in tonal black, animating some of the house’s most classic shapes.     Conformity: the sociological endeavour of a person or a community to blend in or integrate with a societal culture to which they ought, desire or need to belong. Often, a concept rooted in luxury and privilege.     Periods of progress are followed by consolidation: a new normality. For the Pre-Fall 2021 Men’s Collection, Louis Vuittoninvestigates the mundane dress codes of an establishment in evolution. Banal by virtue, it is a traditional sartorial wardrobe inherited by some and aspirational to others. In his ongoing transformation of elitist codes into symbols of inclusivity, Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh studies the luxury of normalcy – the state of being normal – and what conforming to it means in a post-2020 society. Underpinning old codes with new values, the collection portrays the comfort of a progressive conventionality inclusive to all: the mundane wardrobe re-appropriated for a new world order.   Back-to-work tailoring expressed in a boxy silhouette nods at a generational association with conformity. The conventional staple pieces of the men’s wardrobe are approached with riotous celebration: suits daubed in tie-dye galaxy monogram print, a caban restructured with an asymmetrical monogram leather panel, and a peacoat embossed with a techy Louis Vuitton logo along the sleeve. New takes on suits materialise with hooded or zipped jackets or in all-denim, while the decorative codes of eveningwear are evoked through the mid-layer. In casualwear, the bastions of the conventional wardrobe – the blouson, the cardigan, the shirt – are conveyed in a Damier salt print, fading and distorting the classic motif.   “Separate fashion from ction” and “Don’t let your day job de ne you” – archive quotes from the Vocabulary according to Virgil Ablohpublished seasonally as part of his Louis Vuitton practice – adorn garments throughout the collection. They appear as intarsia on a sweater, debossed on a leather blouson, and in outerwear on a unique fabric where the words become visible when the garment comes in contact with rain. Skater hats and caps – in leather, python or denim – and scarves are interpreted in the galaxy and Damier salt prints. In jewellery, the signature chain link pieces magnify in size and expand with opal nishes alongside existing metal textures. Next to Cuban chains, the collection introduces Around the World necklaces and bracelets with globe and trunk pendants.   Shoes twist the familiar in a clog derby in black leather, and buckled mules in black or monogram leather. The signatureLouis Vuitton sneaker appears in a yellow and green contrast style. Bags interpret the Damier salt print on the classic coated canvas in indigo with black leather trims, and in a stone-coloured version with tonal trimming. The collection introduces a new sling bag shape with signature metal rivets and leather corners, while a new messenger bag materialises in Macassar monogram with a utilitarian rubber base forged in pop-coloured LV letters. Finally, a series of leather bags in tonal black, animating some of the house’s most classic shapes.    

C.P. COMPANY CINQUANTA
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C.P. COMPANY CINQUANTA

Fashion Born and bred in Bologna, Lucio Dalla has been one of the most important Italian songwriter and singer, whose music became for decades the soundtrack for the lives of generations of Italians. He belonged to a genre of Italian composers known as “cantautori,” whose lyrics gave voice to the aspirations and frustrations of a post-war generation, seeking a societal change.His lyrics were eclectic, ranging from the lives of ordinary people, to his love for the sea and his passion for cars. He wrote about the environment and religion and, of course, he wrote about love. Lucio used to describe himself as “a contaminator” of musical genres.     The story of Lucio Dalla and C.P. Company, is a story of friendship: Lucio and Massimo Osti were part of the Bologna cultural environment of the Seventies: at that time, Bologna was the centre of the Italian culture, in great turmoil, with artists, designers, philosophers, singers and poets discussing about the changes that the modern world was facing. A friendship based on the mutual respect that they had of the creative genius of the other and that often led the two of them collaborating on several projects: Massimo designing album covers for Lucio and Lucio wearing custom made C.P. Company garments on stage.     To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, C.P. Company dedicates the first chapter of its anniversary series to the unique relationship between Massimo Osti and Lucio Dalla with a collection consisting in 5 short sleeve and one long sleeve t-shirts, featuring original archive graphics, pictures and new artworks to pay homage to his musical genius.     In addition to the capsule collection, and to pay homage to the big italian artist, C.P. Company and Fondazione Lucio Dalla have realized an artists' residency with students coming from NABA (Milan) and DAMS (Bologna). The arstists’ residency has taken place at Lucio Dalla’s house, in Bologna, a magic place that recounts artist’s career and passions, through his great life.     During the artists' residency it has been created a documentary: “Lucio DALLA & Massimo OSTI. IMPRENDIBILI”, to illustrate Massimo Osti and Lucio Dalla relationship: not only a friendship, but also a shared vision: both personalities were great innovators, led by a bg curiosity and with an eye always towards the future. The narration of their relationship is given custody of friends and personalities who lived those years of great cultural ferment in Bologna and of clips from Massimo Osti and Fondazione Lucio Dalla archives.     Songwriter, musician and writer Ghemon made a unique remake of a Lucio Dalla’s song “Henna”. His passion for C.P. Company and Lucio Dalla artistic career, makes him the perfect ambassador of the collaboration capsule shot in Lucio Dalla’s residency and throughout the city of Bologna.     The exclusive capsule collection will be available on 50.cpcompany.com and in all C.P. Company flagship stores in Milan, Amsterdam, London, Seoul and Tokyo on March 4, 2021 Dalla’s date of birth which also became the title of one of his first hits, in 1971. The documentary will be launched on Wednesday March 10th and will be available on C.P. Company Cinquanta website, in addition to official social media channels.    50.cpcompany.comfondazioneluciodalla.it Born and bred in Bologna, Lucio Dalla has been one of the most important Italian songwriter and singer, whose music became for decades the soundtrack for the lives of generations of Italians. He belonged to a genre of Italian composers known as “cantautori,” whose lyrics gave voice to the aspirations and frustrations of a post-war generation, seeking a societal change.His lyrics were eclectic, ranging from the lives of ordinary people, to his love for the sea and his passion for cars. He wrote about the environment and religion and, of course, he wrote about love. Lucio used to describe himself as “a contaminator” of musical genres.     The story of Lucio Dalla and C.P. Company, is a story of friendship: Lucio and Massimo Osti were part of the Bologna cultural environment of the Seventies: at that time, Bologna was the centre of the Italian culture, in great turmoil, with artists, designers, philosophers, singers and poets discussing about the changes that the modern world was facing. A friendship based on the mutual respect that they had of the creative genius of the other and that often led the two of them collaborating on several projects: Massimo designing album covers for Lucio and Lucio wearing custom made C.P. Company garments on stage.     To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, C.P. Company dedicates the first chapter of its anniversary series to the unique relationship between Massimo Osti and Lucio Dalla with a collection consisting in 5 short sleeve and one long sleeve t-shirts, featuring original archive graphics, pictures and new artworks to pay homage to his musical genius.     In addition to the capsule collection, and to pay homage to the big italian artist, C.P. Company and Fondazione Lucio Dalla have realized an artists' residency with students coming from NABA (Milan) and DAMS (Bologna). The arstists’ residency has taken place at Lucio Dalla’s house, in Bologna, a magic place that recounts artist’s career and passions, through his great life.     During the artists' residency it has been created a documentary: “Lucio DALLA & Massimo OSTI. IMPRENDIBILI”, to illustrate Massimo Osti and Lucio Dalla relationship: not only a friendship, but also a shared vision: both personalities were great innovators, led by a bg curiosity and with an eye always towards the future. The narration of their relationship is given custody of friends and personalities who lived those years of great cultural ferment in Bologna and of clips from Massimo Osti and Fondazione Lucio Dalla archives.     Songwriter, musician and writer Ghemon made a unique remake of a Lucio Dalla’s song “Henna”. His passion for C.P. Company and Lucio Dalla artistic career, makes him the perfect ambassador of the collaboration capsule shot in Lucio Dalla’s residency and throughout the city of Bologna.     The exclusive capsule collection will be available on 50.cpcompany.com and in all C.P. Company flagship stores in Milan, Amsterdam, London, Seoul and Tokyo on March 4, 2021 Dalla’s date of birth which also became the title of one of his first hits, in 1971. The documentary will be launched on Wednesday March 10th and will be available on C.P. Company Cinquanta website, in addition to official social media channels.    50.cpcompany.comfondazioneluciodalla.it

HOOD BY AIR UNVEILS FIRST LOOK AT THE PROLOGUE ERA NEW 2021 CAMPAIGN STARRING NAOMI CAMPBELL
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HOOD BY AIR UNVEILS FIRST LOOK AT THE PROLOGUE ERA NEW 2021 CAMPAIGN STARRING NAOMI CAMPBELL

Fashion Shayne Oliver and Hood by Air opened the floodgates of the Prologue era this week with an early reveal of the campaign’s lede imagery, starring the ultimate muse, British fashion icon Naomi Campbell. Shot by Luis Alberto Rodriguez and styled by Carlos Nazario, the images highlight the first official ready-to-wear project from Hood by Air which can be found exclusively at HOODBYAIR.WORLD     THE PROLOGUE: a distillation of ideas in collaboration with Shayne Oliver’s Anonymous Club for Hood by Air. Oliver worked with both teams to make a collection of character costumes of wardrobe for this project. This acts as a pre-collection to the brands official return.     Along with the HOOD BY AIR return, the re-conceptualized fashion house announced four distinct entities: HOOD BY AIR, HBA, MUSEUM and ANONYMOUS CLUB. HOOD BY AIR will set the theme each year with an event or activation. These ideas and themes will be represented and reinterpreted as collectible fashion products, aiming to redefine a luxury brand. HBA will be a direct to consumer platformspecializing in project based merch collection, MUSEUM will be the home to archivesfrom the brand's first incarnation and ANONYMOUS CLUB, an independent creative studio for art, sound, performance, and film, supporting the cultivation of emerging talents. Shayne Oliver and Hood by Air opened the floodgates of the Prologue era this week with an early reveal of the campaign’s lede imagery, starring the ultimate muse, British fashion icon Naomi Campbell. Shot by Luis Alberto Rodriguez and styled by Carlos Nazario, the images highlight the first official ready-to-wear project from Hood by Air which can be found exclusively at HOODBYAIR.WORLD     THE PROLOGUE: a distillation of ideas in collaboration with Shayne Oliver’s Anonymous Club for Hood by Air. Oliver worked with both teams to make a collection of character costumes of wardrobe for this project. This acts as a pre-collection to the brands official return.     Along with the HOOD BY AIR return, the re-conceptualized fashion house announced four distinct entities: HOOD BY AIR, HBA, MUSEUM and ANONYMOUS CLUB. HOOD BY AIR will set the theme each year with an event or activation. These ideas and themes will be represented and reinterpreted as collectible fashion products, aiming to redefine a luxury brand. HBA will be a direct to consumer platformspecializing in project based merch collection, MUSEUM will be the home to archivesfrom the brand's first incarnation and ANONYMOUS CLUB, an independent creative studio for art, sound, performance, and film, supporting the cultivation of emerging talents.

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Acne Studios presents its Women’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection
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Acne Studios presents its Women’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection

Fashion Week Voluminous yet shaped silhouettes, soft and worn fabrics, contrasting moments of sweetness and elegant refinement; this collection is a visual evolution moving from a dreamscape into an awakened reality.   “I was thinking about what happens when we emerge from isolation, the same but also somehow different. This collection is a dreamscape that begins with soft pastel colours, before awakening into monochromatic clarity, which is an ode to the white or black clothes worn for rituals in our life cycle, like weddings and funerals.” says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios.     Oversized wrap coats in floral printed wool are like dressing gowns seen out of the house, the oversized buckle heightening the volume play. Knits have the effect of a long-loved teddy bear, the hems left ragged and cardigan buttonings purposefully off-kilter. Pyjamas have been hand- bleached and overdyed, appearing well-worn. Leather trenches and jackets have brushed seams, creating a denim-like aesthetic; an ode to the brand’s roots. Knits, robes and dresses are key, with a focus on wrapping, draping and ruching. Colours travel from floral pastels and pale shades through neutrals, before arriving at monochromatic blacks and whites.     Draping is a reoccurring design feature. A long-sleeved linen dress has panels of rib jersey running down both sides, from cuff to hem. Some garments are voluminous with sudden cinching at the waist. Meanwhile, another linen dress hugs the body more tightly with fabric gaps to reveal the undergarment. The body is mostly covered, but there are moments of emergence, which is evidence of the experimental draping throughout the collection. Oversized and open- structure cable knits show the skin beneath, in either tops or skirts, followed by monochromatic looks which mirror each other: a long-sleeve white dress in a fine and supple leather, buttoned from rollneck to hem with open extended cuffs; a black sleeveless gown in viscose with a hidden internal construction. Silk jackets in black or white are lightly padded and effortlessly oversized.     Ceramic animals by artist, Apollinaria Broche are carried like bags, as if an imaginary friend from childhood. Miniature versions appear attached to chokers or earrings. Shearling hats cocoon the head, while chunky handknitted mittens add to the homespun feeling. Collapsible suede bags are in geometric shapes, such as boxes and flat circles. There’s also a structured handbag which is distorted into a new warped shape. Clog boots are cut from cowhide, while leather boots have seams on the outside, both thigh-high and ankle. Leather pumps have a high stiletto heel, while strappy sandals are worn over thick socks for full comfort.     The Women’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com. Voluminous yet shaped silhouettes, soft and worn fabrics, contrasting moments of sweetness and elegant refinement; this collection is a visual evolution moving from a dreamscape into an awakened reality.   “I was thinking about what happens when we emerge from isolation, the same but also somehow different. This collection is a dreamscape that begins with soft pastel colours, before awakening into monochromatic clarity, which is an ode to the white or black clothes worn for rituals in our life cycle, like weddings and funerals.” says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios.     Oversized wrap coats in floral printed wool are like dressing gowns seen out of the house, the oversized buckle heightening the volume play. Knits have the effect of a long-loved teddy bear, the hems left ragged and cardigan buttonings purposefully off-kilter. Pyjamas have been hand- bleached and overdyed, appearing well-worn. Leather trenches and jackets have brushed seams, creating a denim-like aesthetic; an ode to the brand’s roots. Knits, robes and dresses are key, with a focus on wrapping, draping and ruching. Colours travel from floral pastels and pale shades through neutrals, before arriving at monochromatic blacks and whites.     Draping is a reoccurring design feature. A long-sleeved linen dress has panels of rib jersey running down both sides, from cuff to hem. Some garments are voluminous with sudden cinching at the waist. Meanwhile, another linen dress hugs the body more tightly with fabric gaps to reveal the undergarment. The body is mostly covered, but there are moments of emergence, which is evidence of the experimental draping throughout the collection. Oversized and open- structure cable knits show the skin beneath, in either tops or skirts, followed by monochromatic looks which mirror each other: a long-sleeve white dress in a fine and supple leather, buttoned from rollneck to hem with open extended cuffs; a black sleeveless gown in viscose with a hidden internal construction. Silk jackets in black or white are lightly padded and effortlessly oversized.     Ceramic animals by artist, Apollinaria Broche are carried like bags, as if an imaginary friend from childhood. Miniature versions appear attached to chokers or earrings. Shearling hats cocoon the head, while chunky handknitted mittens add to the homespun feeling. Collapsible suede bags are in geometric shapes, such as boxes and flat circles. There’s also a structured handbag which is distorted into a new warped shape. Clog boots are cut from cowhide, while leather boots have seams on the outside, both thigh-high and ankle. Leather pumps have a high stiletto heel, while strappy sandals are worn over thick socks for full comfort.     The Women’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com.

BVLGARI announces Josh O'Connor as Brand Ambassador for Watches
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BVLGARI announces Josh O'Connor as Brand Ambassador for Watches

Watches Bvlgari is proud to announce a new partnership with the Golden Globe award-winning actor, Josh O'Connor. Josh represents the best and brightest of young British actors and Bvlgari have followed his career with great belief for many years. Josh's discerning eye for craftsmanship, detail and design is unrivalled and Bvlgari is delighted today to bring these values together and introduce him into the Bvlgari family as an ambassador for watches.     For his virtual attendance at this year's ceremony and his win in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category, Josh O'Connor opted for a BVLGARI Octo Finissimo S watch in steel with black dial.     Octo Finissimo Automatic watch with mechanical manufacture movement, automatic winding, platinum micro rotor, small seconds, extra-thin satin-polished stainless steel case and bracelet, transparent case back and black matte dial. Water-resistant up to 100 metres. Bvlgari is proud to announce a new partnership with the Golden Globe award-winning actor, Josh O'Connor. Josh represents the best and brightest of young British actors and Bvlgari have followed his career with great belief for many years. Josh's discerning eye for craftsmanship, detail and design is unrivalled and Bvlgari is delighted today to bring these values together and introduce him into the Bvlgari family as an ambassador for watches.     For his virtual attendance at this year's ceremony and his win in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category, Josh O'Connor opted for a BVLGARI Octo Finissimo S watch in steel with black dial.     Octo Finissimo Automatic watch with mechanical manufacture movement, automatic winding, platinum micro rotor, small seconds, extra-thin satin-polished stainless steel case and bracelet, transparent case back and black matte dial. Water-resistant up to 100 metres.

Introducing the GUESS Originals Kit Program and Debuting the Spring 2021 Collection
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Introducing the GUESS Originals Kit Program and Debuting the Spring 2021 Collection

Fashion The Spring 2021 GUESS Originals collection is being introduced this season with an essentials line coined the GUESS Originals Kit Program. The program will be updated seasonally with essential core fits and colors featuring premium fabrics and timeless designs for both men and women.  The GUESS Originals capsule and Kit Program includes the brand division’s most contemporary denim styles and will be available from March, 2021, in selected GUESS retail stores and on guess.eu.     The Spring GUESS Originals Collection features pastel hits for both men and women, the perfect hues to transition from cooler to warmer months. Both men’s and women’s collections feature timeless silhouettes with a fashion-forward approach.     The men’s collection offers an array of iconic striped tees; this season’s version features heathered stripes, for a more vintage feel. The assortment also includes pocket tees, crinkle nylon shorts, slim and straight leg denim in light, dark, and black washes. The collection also debuts a new carpenter style jean in black or ecru. All denim pieces from the GUESS Originals offering feature the iconic triangle logo on the back pocket.     The women’s capsule offers a variety of cropped shirts and classic ringer tees made with organic cotton. The collection also incorporates the new lightweight terry cloth sweatshirt, sweatpants, and sweat short set. The lightweight stretch luxe stripe dress will provide ultimate comfort to your wardrobe while still making a statement, and the soft jade and dancing pink biker shorts are everyday pieces that never go out of style. The denim options are available in the form of cropped mom jeans, high rise, and carpenter fit denim.        Each style featured in the GUESS Originals collection pairs back to the core styles offered in the Kit Program.  Each silhouette included in the program emphasizes premium denim and heritage styles from the brand’s design archives. Men’s styles include an updated lightweight terry cloth on the crewnecks and is seen alongside breathable hoodies and shorts made to be worn year-round. The Kit pants are an assortment of elevated light twill cargo pants, light chino khaki woven pants as well as light to dark stonewash denim. The Kit Program also includes chambray shirts and pocket tees for men. The women’s GO Kit Program offers a variety of ribbed tanks, bodysuits, mid-thigh shorts, as well as a light and dark stonewash denim jacket.      “This is the most robust and elevated collection we’ve provided at the GUESS Originals level,” says Nicolai Marciano, Brand Partnerships Director at GUESS. “There’s been a high demand for long-lasting, effortless silhouettes. Our customers are searching for high-quality apparel they can wear every day. We created this collection with versatility top of mind and designed year-round elevated staples for everyone.” The Spring 2021 GUESS Originals collection is being introduced this season with an essentials line coined the GUESS Originals Kit Program. The program will be updated seasonally with essential core fits and colors featuring premium fabrics and timeless designs for both men and women.  The GUESS Originals capsule and Kit Program includes the brand division’s most contemporary denim styles and will be available from March, 2021, in selected GUESS retail stores and on guess.eu.     The Spring GUESS Originals Collection features pastel hits for both men and women, the perfect hues to transition from cooler to warmer months. Both men’s and women’s collections feature timeless silhouettes with a fashion-forward approach.     The men’s collection offers an array of iconic striped tees; this season’s version features heathered stripes, for a more vintage feel. The assortment also includes pocket tees, crinkle nylon shorts, slim and straight leg denim in light, dark, and black washes. The collection also debuts a new carpenter style jean in black or ecru. All denim pieces from the GUESS Originals offering feature the iconic triangle logo on the back pocket.     The women’s capsule offers a variety of cropped shirts and classic ringer tees made with organic cotton. The collection also incorporates the new lightweight terry cloth sweatshirt, sweatpants, and sweat short set. The lightweight stretch luxe stripe dress will provide ultimate comfort to your wardrobe while still making a statement, and the soft jade and dancing pink biker shorts are everyday pieces that never go out of style. The denim options are available in the form of cropped mom jeans, high rise, and carpenter fit denim.        Each style featured in the GUESS Originals collection pairs back to the core styles offered in the Kit Program.  Each silhouette included in the program emphasizes premium denim and heritage styles from the brand’s design archives. Men’s styles include an updated lightweight terry cloth on the crewnecks and is seen alongside breathable hoodies and shorts made to be worn year-round. The Kit pants are an assortment of elevated light twill cargo pants, light chino khaki woven pants as well as light to dark stonewash denim. The Kit Program also includes chambray shirts and pocket tees for men. The women’s GO Kit Program offers a variety of ribbed tanks, bodysuits, mid-thigh shorts, as well as a light and dark stonewash denim jacket.      “This is the most robust and elevated collection we’ve provided at the GUESS Originals level,” says Nicolai Marciano, Brand Partnerships Director at GUESS. “There’s been a high demand for long-lasting, effortless silhouettes. Our customers are searching for high-quality apparel they can wear every day. We created this collection with versatility top of mind and designed year-round elevated staples for everyone.”

DSQUARED2 presents the new capsule collection starring Zlatan Ibrahimović
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DSQUARED2 presents the new capsule collection starring Zlatan Ibrahimović

Fashion ''Celebrating Zlatan Ibrahimović, Dsquared2’s Spring Summer 2021 Icon capsule features pieces are personalized with the Swedish football champion. An icon on and off the pitch, Zlatan Ibrahimović’s profile portrait, shot by Giampaolo Sgura becomes a graphic element of the collection, appearing printed on the back of a nylon jacket, and on the front of sweatshirts with a powerful quote by the footballer about the sport. For this capsule, the Icon logo is combined with the footballer’s last name, Ibrahimović and the Dsquared2 lettering in red.’' ''Celebrating Zlatan Ibrahimović, Dsquared2’s Spring Summer 2021 Icon capsule features pieces are personalized with the Swedish football champion. An icon on and off the pitch, Zlatan Ibrahimović’s profile portrait, shot by Giampaolo Sgura becomes a graphic element of the collection, appearing printed on the back of a nylon jacket, and on the front of sweatshirts with a powerful quote by the footballer about the sport. For this capsule, the Icon logo is combined with the footballer’s last name, Ibrahimović and the Dsquared2 lettering in red.’'

 KATE MOSS AGENCY LAUNCHES LIMITED-EDITION BUTTERFLY COLLECTION IN SUPPORT OF SAVE THE CHILDREN
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KATE MOSS AGENCY LAUNCHES LIMITED-EDITION BUTTERFLY COLLECTION IN SUPPORT OF SAVE THE CHILDREN

Fashion Kate Moss Agency announces its second range from KMA Studio, The Butterfly Collection, in partnership with Save the Children. The limited-edition collection launches on February 25th and includes a t-shirt and hoodie featuring an abstract butterfly print as captured by wildlife photographer Finlay Pitt.      The 100 per cent organic cotton t-shirts and hoodies, priced at £45 and £90 respectively, were inspired by Kate’s fascination of butterflies and her belief in the Butterfly Effect, whereby seemingly minor events can have large and significant consequences.      Kate Moss said: “Having recently launched KMA Studio the team and I wanted to create more sustainable merchandise which also benefits others. Inspired by the ‘Butterfly Effect’ theory of small change having a big effect and my love of butterflies, we designed this custom, abstract print. Partnering with Save The Children on a limited run of hoodies and t-shirts means we can donate to a greater cause through our small-scale project.”     KMA Studio will be donating £5 from each item sold to Save the Children to ensure that disadvantaged children around the world can stay safe and healthy to keep learning. Save the Children works in more than 100 countries, including the UK, to help young people reach their full potential and build a better future.     Caroline Whatley, Chair of Global Partnerships at Save the Children said: “We’re so excited to be partnering with KMA Studio on this beautiful limited-edition collection. Purchasing a t-shirt or hoodie from the range will mean we’re able to raise money to help change the lives of children around the world. As the Coronavirus crisis takes its toll on our most vulnerable children both here in the UK and globally, partnerships like this are more important than ever.”   The blue-green abstract print derives from photographer Finlay Pitt’s microscopic image of a butterfly wing which he captured as part of a recent photography project at university.      Finlay Pitt, photographer and conservationist, said: “I am incredibly proud to be involved in this collection for KMA Studio and Save the Children. Since I was five years old, I’ve dreamt of being a wildlife photographer. More recently I’ve been dedicating my photography to conservation work and I hope this partnership can both shed light and alleviate some of the struggles children face around the world.”      All KMA Studio products are ethically sourced and made from 100 per cent organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. Working closely with a factory in Tiruppur, India, to source the raw materials, KMA Studio have produced a small collection with a focus on sustainability and minimising environmental impact at all stages.       Products will be sent in recyclable packaging; swing tags have been made from recycled waste material collected during production and KMA Studio have taken all available steps to ensure the highest ethical standards throughout the process.     All products are available from KMAStudio.com from 25th February.    'Wear & Share' on social media using @SaveChildrenUK @katemossagency  #ButterflySeries Kate Moss Agency announces its second range from KMA Studio, The Butterfly Collection, in partnership with Save the Children. The limited-edition collection launches on February 25th and includes a t-shirt and hoodie featuring an abstract butterfly print as captured by wildlife photographer Finlay Pitt.      The 100 per cent organic cotton t-shirts and hoodies, priced at £45 and £90 respectively, were inspired by Kate’s fascination of butterflies and her belief in the Butterfly Effect, whereby seemingly minor events can have large and significant consequences.      Kate Moss said: “Having recently launched KMA Studio the team and I wanted to create more sustainable merchandise which also benefits others. Inspired by the ‘Butterfly Effect’ theory of small change having a big effect and my love of butterflies, we designed this custom, abstract print. Partnering with Save The Children on a limited run of hoodies and t-shirts means we can donate to a greater cause through our small-scale project.”     KMA Studio will be donating £5 from each item sold to Save the Children to ensure that disadvantaged children around the world can stay safe and healthy to keep learning. Save the Children works in more than 100 countries, including the UK, to help young people reach their full potential and build a better future.     Caroline Whatley, Chair of Global Partnerships at Save the Children said: “We’re so excited to be partnering with KMA Studio on this beautiful limited-edition collection. Purchasing a t-shirt or hoodie from the range will mean we’re able to raise money to help change the lives of children around the world. As the Coronavirus crisis takes its toll on our most vulnerable children both here in the UK and globally, partnerships like this are more important than ever.”   The blue-green abstract print derives from photographer Finlay Pitt’s microscopic image of a butterfly wing which he captured as part of a recent photography project at university.      Finlay Pitt, photographer and conservationist, said: “I am incredibly proud to be involved in this collection for KMA Studio and Save the Children. Since I was five years old, I’ve dreamt of being a wildlife photographer. More recently I’ve been dedicating my photography to conservation work and I hope this partnership can both shed light and alleviate some of the struggles children face around the world.”      All KMA Studio products are ethically sourced and made from 100 per cent organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. Working closely with a factory in Tiruppur, India, to source the raw materials, KMA Studio have produced a small collection with a focus on sustainability and minimising environmental impact at all stages.       Products will be sent in recyclable packaging; swing tags have been made from recycled waste material collected during production and KMA Studio have taken all available steps to ensure the highest ethical standards throughout the process.     All products are available from KMAStudio.com from 25th February.    'Wear & Share' on social media using @SaveChildrenUK @katemossagency  #ButterflySeries

Xiaomi introduces the new Mi 11
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Xiaomi introduces the new Mi 11

Design Shoot like a director with Advanced AI and cutting edge software. Boasting a 108MP wide-angle main camera, 13MP 123° ultra-wide angle camera and 5MP telemacro camera, Mi 11 delivers a triple photography and videography threat. Thedevice is redefining photography after dark, with Night Mode capabilities on three camerasand Ultra Night Video. Taking things a notch higher, Mi 11’s six one-click AI cinema modes will put Hollywood on notice. Moreover, AI Erase 2.0 and numerous stunning video effects accommodate epic visuals with ease. With all these features, premium-grade hardware, as well as 4K HDR10+ video recording and upgraded voice recording enabling studio-levelshooting, anyone can be a filmmaker.     Power and elegance inform a new design philosophy. With Mi 11, Xiaomi balances top-of-the-line specs without compromising on design. Available in several frosted glass color variants, Mi 11 features an upgraded cameralayout, cut and milled from a single piece of glass for a sleeker profile. A thinner,lightweight form factor will have you eager to show off Mi 11 wherever you go. And with the latest, extra durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass VictusTM, the smartphone has built-in scratch and drop resistance, propping up its premium build quality.     Xiaomi’s most advanced display ever meets professionally tuned audio. Sporting a 6.81” AMOLED DotDisplay, Mi 11 is a true showstopper with a DisplayMate A+ rating and 13 records to add to its accolades. Quad-curved smooth edges offer a comfortable grip and bezel-less feel made even more enjoyable thanks to hardware-level mistouch prevention. WQHD+ ultra-high resolution and HDR10+ deliver stunning detail and clarity. Xiaomi’s Super Resolution technology upgrades low resolution videos up to WQHD+ quality without increasing data consumption. On top of that, 10-bit color technology achieves smoother color transitions while 120Hz AdaptiveSync automatically adjusts content’s frame rate for optimal viewing. Not to mention the extra-fast 480Hz touch sampling rate for extreme gaming experience.     An in-screen fingerprint sensor – now featuring built-in heart rate monitoring – lets youeffortlessly unlock your device and manage your health on the go. Additionally, thanks to SOUND BY Harman Kardon and stereo speakers, Mi 11 sounds just as good as it looks. Raising the bar with Qualcomm®’s most powerful mobile platform and staggering charing speeds Featuring the latest Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 888 mobile platform and cutting-edge 5nmprocess technology, Mi 11 is faster, more powerful and more efficient than its predecessor,Mi 10. The ultra-large Arm Cortex-X1 core provides for 30% faster performance than previous iterations, while the integrated X60 5G modem supports more 5G bands for flawless connectivity. Equipped with the latest LiquidCool heat dissipation system, the device effortlessly deals with extreme gaming and other high-capacity operations while staying cool. All that while its 3,200MHz LPDDR5 ensures incredible data transfer speed that has increased from 5,500Mbps to 6,400Mbps. With a 4,600mAh (typ) battery offering 55W wired charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging, you’ll be powered up for any adventure life throws your way. Shoot like a director with Advanced AI and cutting edge software. Boasting a 108MP wide-angle main camera, 13MP 123° ultra-wide angle camera and 5MP telemacro camera, Mi 11 delivers a triple photography and videography threat. Thedevice is redefining photography after dark, with Night Mode capabilities on three camerasand Ultra Night Video. Taking things a notch higher, Mi 11’s six one-click AI cinema modes will put Hollywood on notice. Moreover, AI Erase 2.0 and numerous stunning video effects accommodate epic visuals with ease. With all these features, premium-grade hardware, as well as 4K HDR10+ video recording and upgraded voice recording enabling studio-levelshooting, anyone can be a filmmaker.     Power and elegance inform a new design philosophy. With Mi 11, Xiaomi balances top-of-the-line specs without compromising on design. Available in several frosted glass color variants, Mi 11 features an upgraded cameralayout, cut and milled from a single piece of glass for a sleeker profile. A thinner,lightweight form factor will have you eager to show off Mi 11 wherever you go. And with the latest, extra durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass VictusTM, the smartphone has built-in scratch and drop resistance, propping up its premium build quality.     Xiaomi’s most advanced display ever meets professionally tuned audio. Sporting a 6.81” AMOLED DotDisplay, Mi 11 is a true showstopper with a DisplayMate A+ rating and 13 records to add to its accolades. Quad-curved smooth edges offer a comfortable grip and bezel-less feel made even more enjoyable thanks to hardware-level mistouch prevention. WQHD+ ultra-high resolution and HDR10+ deliver stunning detail and clarity. Xiaomi’s Super Resolution technology upgrades low resolution videos up to WQHD+ quality without increasing data consumption. On top of that, 10-bit color technology achieves smoother color transitions while 120Hz AdaptiveSync automatically adjusts content’s frame rate for optimal viewing. Not to mention the extra-fast 480Hz touch sampling rate for extreme gaming experience.     An in-screen fingerprint sensor – now featuring built-in heart rate monitoring – lets youeffortlessly unlock your device and manage your health on the go. Additionally, thanks to SOUND BY Harman Kardon and stereo speakers, Mi 11 sounds just as good as it looks. Raising the bar with Qualcomm®’s most powerful mobile platform and staggering charing speeds Featuring the latest Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 888 mobile platform and cutting-edge 5nmprocess technology, Mi 11 is faster, more powerful and more efficient than its predecessor,Mi 10. The ultra-large Arm Cortex-X1 core provides for 30% faster performance than previous iterations, while the integrated X60 5G modem supports more 5G bands for flawless connectivity. Equipped with the latest LiquidCool heat dissipation system, the device effortlessly deals with extreme gaming and other high-capacity operations while staying cool. All that while its 3,200MHz LPDDR5 ensures incredible data transfer speed that has increased from 5,500Mbps to 6,400Mbps. With a 4,600mAh (typ) battery offering 55W wired charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging, you’ll be powered up for any adventure life throws your way.

Giorgio Armani presents men's Autumn/Winter 21/22 Collection
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Giorgio Armani presents men's Autumn/Winter 21/22 Collection

Fashion Week Giorgio Armani has always been fascinated by the psychology of dressing. He explores the nuances and passages in a very natural way. It is no coincidence that his style was immortalised in a film scene showing a man in front of a wardrobe, intent on making a choice. The new collection is just that: a structured wardrobe, a collection of garments that, when updated, span the decades in rapid transitions. They are clothes that each man can wear and mix and match as he wishes, to express and portray himself. There is also a touch of eclecticism in conceiving new volumes and applications: jackets are soft and flowing like shirts, coats are supple and enveloping, sweaters adhere to the body and are punctuated with geometric patterns. The way surfaces are used is also eclectic: geometric patchworks of velvet and wool, or brightly coloured floral patterns make each garment unique. The journey into a world of typically Armanian ease follows a chromatic path that switches between natural hues, deep blues and black, alongside flashes of leather, brightened by velvet. This is the portrait of a self-assured, nonchalant man, who can dispense with a jacket in the evening, wearing only a velvet shirt. Giorgio Armani has always been fascinated by the psychology of dressing. He explores the nuances and passages in a very natural way. It is no coincidence that his style was immortalised in a film scene showing a man in front of a wardrobe, intent on making a choice. The new collection is just that: a structured wardrobe, a collection of garments that, when updated, span the decades in rapid transitions. They are clothes that each man can wear and mix and match as he wishes, to express and portray himself. There is also a touch of eclecticism in conceiving new volumes and applications: jackets are soft and flowing like shirts, coats are supple and enveloping, sweaters adhere to the body and are punctuated with geometric patterns. The way surfaces are used is also eclectic: geometric patchworks of velvet and wool, or brightly coloured floral patterns make each garment unique. The journey into a world of typically Armanian ease follows a chromatic path that switches between natural hues, deep blues and black, alongside flashes of leather, brightened by velvet. This is the portrait of a self-assured, nonchalant man, who can dispense with a jacket in the evening, wearing only a velvet shirt.

Elisabetta Franchi presents the 2021-2022 Fall-Winter Collection
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Elisabetta Franchi presents the 2021-2022 Fall-Winter Collection

Fashion Week Elisabetta Franchi presents the 2021-2022 Fall-Winter Collection in a setting of re ned taste characterised by a horse riding style. The image Elisabetta Franchi brings to the catwalk is that of a woman being as feminine as daring, who stands out for her aristocratic elegance. This is the season of metamorphosis: in a society where women play several roles, the Maison emphasises the women who fear nothing and who want to boldly ride their everyday life.   For this season, boots and combat boots are matched with haute couture garments and more daily items for effective contrasts reminding of the poetry of another era. Jockey hats, high boots, shaped jackets and accessories that recall the characters and lines of saddlery. The Maison’s iconic items nd their place among geometrically shaped capes, soft cardigans and sophisticated dresses. Handbags play an important role as an unquestionably tasteful accessory.   The woman by Elisabetta Franchi is a horsewoman who strives for beauty, richness in clothing and jewels of golden shine. The new season’s must-haves with classic design are strategically matched with fancy patterns that bring out unexpected elective af nities presented in a contemporary key. The modern horsewoman shows the strength and ability to adapt and modify her re ection through times and events, even in unexpected social groups, but always with independence as a leitmotiv. The woman who wearsElisabetta Franchi’s 2021-2022 Fall Winter collection can express all her beauty and elegance, by underlining her posture thanks to a romantic dress. Elisabetta Franchi presents the 2021-2022 Fall-Winter Collection in a setting of re ned taste characterised by a horse riding style. The image Elisabetta Franchi brings to the catwalk is that of a woman being as feminine as daring, who stands out for her aristocratic elegance. This is the season of metamorphosis: in a society where women play several roles, the Maison emphasises the women who fear nothing and who want to boldly ride their everyday life.   For this season, boots and combat boots are matched with haute couture garments and more daily items for effective contrasts reminding of the poetry of another era. Jockey hats, high boots, shaped jackets and accessories that recall the characters and lines of saddlery. The Maison’s iconic items nd their place among geometrically shaped capes, soft cardigans and sophisticated dresses. Handbags play an important role as an unquestionably tasteful accessory.   The woman by Elisabetta Franchi is a horsewoman who strives for beauty, richness in clothing and jewels of golden shine. The new season’s must-haves with classic design are strategically matched with fancy patterns that bring out unexpected elective af nities presented in a contemporary key. The modern horsewoman shows the strength and ability to adapt and modify her re ection through times and events, even in unexpected social groups, but always with independence as a leitmotiv. The woman who wearsElisabetta Franchi’s 2021-2022 Fall Winter collection can express all her beauty and elegance, by underlining her posture thanks to a romantic dress.

"Calm during a storm". In conversation with Toto Blaauw
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"Calm during a storm". In conversation with Toto Blaauw

Art If, as a young artist, you get to hold your first group exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, the expectations are very high. Especially when he dropped out of school at the Willem de Kooning Academy shortly before. During art school he did graduate from his propaedeutic year, what gave him the confidence to drop out.     With his contemporary work he managed to find his purpose and build a community around him. The corona era is a strange time for everyone, but Toto mainly uses it to dive deeper into his art and is more committed than ever.     While conducting this interview we realized that there will probably no longer be a pre Covid world. We have to get used to our new existence and that is intense. Life literally runs through a screen now. "For Toto, the year 2020 passed very quickly and he experienced it as monotonous: "I mainly observed and adapted on the situation so that I could convert it all into new work.     People's behaviour has also changed a lot. We now deal with each other very consciously, everything goes faster and has to be planned, nothing is spontaneous or personal anymore. Although a lot of people became more conscious of their blessings and practicing gratitude. "You don’t know what you got until its gone right.” But the bigger question is: What are we doing to make things better?"     Toto has always been inspired by his environment because imagination and the love to create were there early on.      The Amsterdam-based artist, has an Indonesian mother and a Dutch father. His  upbringing learned him about various art, music and culture. He started drawing his own characters in imaginary worlds at a very young age. Inspired by his drawings from his grandparents, cartoons and MTV in the mid 90s.     Much later in art school, Toto began to take everything a little more seriously and discovered the power of good art. On school trips to the Art Biennale in Venice and Documenta in Kasselhe felt a strong curiosity and urge to participate in this world.It’s a dream of mine to participate in one of these large art events in the near future.   For Toto, art has no rules and he feels free to make whatever he wants."My work comes from a place where love, responsibility and cultural background play an important role. I would describe it as a visual language that continues to develop and tries to touch the viewer by any means.  "The young artist is known for his mix with old and new techniques and materials. He uses humour and symbolism to give balance on the harsh realities of society, culture and race.    Duality is a concept that is often used in the characters, symbols and language of his work. It is his way of conveying what is going on in his head. His work should above all radiate tranquillity. "I feel that the world is getting busier due digitalization, performance pressure and inequality. I think humans need a moment of calmness. I try to address this need with my work. With one of my designs, Paradise, I take you back to the beginning; the creation of the earth. Around the work I made a grid that represents a kind of time machine. This allows you to look back from the present to a period of purity and calmness. A state of being free from all the noise.   Lately it has been a period of awareness for Toto. "Before Covid, I was very busy with new work and deadlines. But because we were forced to sit at home and a number of projects were cancelled, I was forced to rest. "It turned out to be a moment of reflection and good for the state of mind, but after 8 months the situation started to really feel unnatural. "This pandemic feels like a transition period, in which we need to stay mentally healthy and strong. But also need to look at ourselves as humans and make bigger and better decisions for the future.   Even though I felt a lot of frustration, It has made me stronger and focus on the goals I want to achieve. "Even though, like the rest of the world, he is undergoing a change; its purpose remains the same. "I have created my own visual language. The observant viewer often sees the specific "eyes" reflected in my work. The meaning of these eyes depend on the context. But generally reflect the motives of human nature. Every human-being is addicted, hypnotized or obsessed with something, this can be positive or negative. Another example is consciousness of the human-being, who sometimes does not realize what is really happening around him or her?   Toto has an eclectic mix of influences for his work drawing inspiration from music, books, film, architecture and conversations. The way he does research is very detailed and specific, his brain knows exactly what part of the information he loves and should take.Research is a big part of Toto’s working proces and it gives his work way more layering and depth.   He finds it interesting how Solange Knowles, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shawn Stüssy, James Turrell and Mark Gonzales think. Their work mentality is also something he can appreciate, the work is about and for the people. Work ethics and passion are very important in our industry, you have to want to work hard because its hard especially in the current zeitgeist."      Maybe there is a lot of chaos in the world now and everything feels different, but Toto still sees the future optimistic, he has to. "I really envision a healthy future for human beings on earth and I already started to visualize this new world. “Currently I’m working on new creations and collaborative projects and undoubtedly contribute to positive changes.    Toto Blaauw will launch new work in 2021 during his new solo exhibition: “Hello New World”. That will be opening spring, more information on the location will come out soon.Follow the Numéro Netherlands site and Toto Blaauw with exact dates and the location of the exhibition.   If, as a young artist, you get to hold your first group exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, the expectations are very high. Especially when he dropped out of school at the Willem de Kooning Academy shortly before. During art school he did graduate from his propaedeutic year, what gave him the confidence to drop out.     With his contemporary work he managed to find his purpose and build a community around him. The corona era is a strange time for everyone, but Toto mainly uses it to dive deeper into his art and is more committed than ever.     While conducting this interview we realized that there will probably no longer be a pre Covid world. We have to get used to our new existence and that is intense. Life literally runs through a screen now. "For Toto, the year 2020 passed very quickly and he experienced it as monotonous: "I mainly observed and adapted on the situation so that I could convert it all into new work.     People's behaviour has also changed a lot. We now deal with each other very consciously, everything goes faster and has to be planned, nothing is spontaneous or personal anymore. Although a lot of people became more conscious of their blessings and practicing gratitude. "You don’t know what you got until its gone right.” But the bigger question is: What are we doing to make things better?"     Toto has always been inspired by his environment because imagination and the love to create were there early on.      The Amsterdam-based artist, has an Indonesian mother and a Dutch father. His  upbringing learned him about various art, music and culture. He started drawing his own characters in imaginary worlds at a very young age. Inspired by his drawings from his grandparents, cartoons and MTV in the mid 90s.     Much later in art school, Toto began to take everything a little more seriously and discovered the power of good art. On school trips to the Art Biennale in Venice and Documenta in Kasselhe felt a strong curiosity and urge to participate in this world.It’s a dream of mine to participate in one of these large art events in the near future.   For Toto, art has no rules and he feels free to make whatever he wants."My work comes from a place where love, responsibility and cultural background play an important role. I would describe it as a visual language that continues to develop and tries to touch the viewer by any means.  "The young artist is known for his mix with old and new techniques and materials. He uses humour and symbolism to give balance on the harsh realities of society, culture and race.    Duality is a concept that is often used in the characters, symbols and language of his work. It is his way of conveying what is going on in his head. His work should above all radiate tranquillity. "I feel that the world is getting busier due digitalization, performance pressure and inequality. I think humans need a moment of calmness. I try to address this need with my work. With one of my designs, Paradise, I take you back to the beginning; the creation of the earth. Around the work I made a grid that represents a kind of time machine. This allows you to look back from the present to a period of purity and calmness. A state of being free from all the noise.   Lately it has been a period of awareness for Toto. "Before Covid, I was very busy with new work and deadlines. But because we were forced to sit at home and a number of projects were cancelled, I was forced to rest. "It turned out to be a moment of reflection and good for the state of mind, but after 8 months the situation started to really feel unnatural. "This pandemic feels like a transition period, in which we need to stay mentally healthy and strong. But also need to look at ourselves as humans and make bigger and better decisions for the future.   Even though I felt a lot of frustration, It has made me stronger and focus on the goals I want to achieve. "Even though, like the rest of the world, he is undergoing a change; its purpose remains the same. "I have created my own visual language. The observant viewer often sees the specific "eyes" reflected in my work. The meaning of these eyes depend on the context. But generally reflect the motives of human nature. Every human-being is addicted, hypnotized or obsessed with something, this can be positive or negative. Another example is consciousness of the human-being, who sometimes does not realize what is really happening around him or her?   Toto has an eclectic mix of influences for his work drawing inspiration from music, books, film, architecture and conversations. The way he does research is very detailed and specific, his brain knows exactly what part of the information he loves and should take.Research is a big part of Toto’s working proces and it gives his work way more layering and depth.   He finds it interesting how Solange Knowles, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shawn Stüssy, James Turrell and Mark Gonzales think. Their work mentality is also something he can appreciate, the work is about and for the people. Work ethics and passion are very important in our industry, you have to want to work hard because its hard especially in the current zeitgeist."      Maybe there is a lot of chaos in the world now and everything feels different, but Toto still sees the future optimistic, he has to. "I really envision a healthy future for human beings on earth and I already started to visualize this new world. “Currently I’m working on new creations and collaborative projects and undoubtedly contribute to positive changes.    Toto Blaauw will launch new work in 2021 during his new solo exhibition: “Hello New World”. That will be opening spring, more information on the location will come out soon.Follow the Numéro Netherlands site and Toto Blaauw with exact dates and the location of the exhibition.  

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