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DIOR PRESENTS THE SAVOIR-FAIRE OF THE DIOR -ID SNEAKERS
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DIOR PRESENTS THE SAVOIR-FAIRE OF THE DIOR -ID SNEAKERS

Accessories Combining vintage inspiration and a bold modern edge, Dior-ID sneakers enhance any look with their contemporary allure. Embodying excellence of craftsmanship, they are designed in the heart of the House’s workshops in Italy’s Veneto region. Perpetuating a virtuoso savoir-faire, the petites mains assemble different inserts in smooth calf leather, subtly combining them with rubber-coated versions. Celebrating the art of detail, an embossed gold “Dior-ID” signature takes on a three-dimensional effect, while the heel, tongue and thin side strap are colored blue, nude, green or red – matching the stitching on the upper. A thick, textured sole completes these exceptional creations, reinvented in these new shades for the spring-summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection.   Combining vintage inspiration and a bold modern edge, Dior-ID sneakers enhance any look with their contemporary allure. Embodying excellence of craftsmanship, they are designed in the heart of the House’s workshops in Italy’s Veneto region. Perpetuating a virtuoso savoir-faire, the petites mains assemble different inserts in smooth calf leather, subtly combining them with rubber-coated versions. Celebrating the art of detail, an embossed gold “Dior-ID” signature takes on a three-dimensional effect, while the heel, tongue and thin side strap are colored blue, nude, green or red – matching the stitching on the upper. A thick, textured sole completes these exceptional creations, reinvented in these new shades for the spring-summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection.  

Parajumpers presents the Spring / Summer 2021 Campaign
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Parajumpers presents the Spring / Summer 2021 Campaign

Fashion The characters that tell the story of this collection are artists, from photographers to filmmakers, from writers to actors and chefs. Their journey is paved with creativity and inspiration gathered from the world around them, whether it be the people they meet or the nature that surrounds them.     Italian-born luxury outerwear brand Parajumpers launches the new Spring-Summer 2021 collection campaign and focuses on the creative and artistic journey of the characters. The campaign combines floral and natural elements, with a mixture of bright and desaturated colours, embracing the feelings of lightness and rebirth that the spring evokes. The collection focuses on innovation and design, implementing the colour selection and the fabric choice, creating pieces that withstand the passing of time and trends.     The characters that tell the story of this collection are artists, from photographers to filmmakers, from writers to actors and chefs. Their journey is paved with creativity and inspiration gathered from the world around them, whether it be the people they meet or the nature that surrounds them.     Italian-born luxury outerwear brand Parajumpers launches the new Spring-Summer 2021 collection campaign and focuses on the creative and artistic journey of the characters. The campaign combines floral and natural elements, with a mixture of bright and desaturated colours, embracing the feelings of lightness and rebirth that the spring evokes. The collection focuses on innovation and design, implementing the colour selection and the fabric choice, creating pieces that withstand the passing of time and trends.    

MOËT & CHANDON TAPS YOON FOR  ITS FIRST-EVER GLOBAL PRODUCT COLLABORATION
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MOËT & CHANDON TAPS YOON FOR ITS FIRST-EVER GLOBAL PRODUCT COLLABORATION

Design Moët & Chandon is pleased to announce its first-ever global collaboration with innovative creator Yoon, for an inspirational product design. The Moët & Chandon x AMBUSH partnership showcases Yoon’s disruptive creativity and confirms the desire of the House to connect with the spirit of its time and stand for the values that speak to today’s generation, while supporting a charitable cause.       In an audacious step forward, Moët & Chandon has offered a unique platform to Yoon, a Tokyo-based creator and a rising star among a new generation of innovative designers, to bring her creative vision and modern sensibility to this collaboration.  The Maison’s choice of the co-founder and creative director of the fashion label, AMBUSH, was driven by the recognition of Yoon’s pioneering spirit as a “rule-breaker” who shares with the House, a profound respect for time-honored traditions of craftsmanship and transmission of know-how, and a mutual desire to put contemporary creation in the service of preserving nature.      “I was thrilled to be given carte blanche to re-design the bottle of Moët Impérial. It was a great challenge given its recognizable and iconic codes, but I also saw it as a great opportunity to bring my own aesthetics to this iconic champagne,”says Yoon, co-founder and creative director of AMBUSH.  “On my visit to Epernay, I saw the devotion of the people at Moët & Chandon to nature and to their precious terroir. This inspired me to select the World Land Trust to receive the support of the House, so that together we could help preserve other terroirs around the world.”     In line with a tradition of giving that has made the greatness of the House since 1743, Moët & Chandon will donate a portion of profits from the sale of limited-edition Moët & Chandon x AMBUSH bottlesto the World Land Trust, an international conservation charity that protects threatened natural habitats. The mission of World Land Trust is to support local conservation partners, like Fundación Jocotoco in Ecuador, in their efforts to halt the destruction of ecosystems and to protect habitats where rare and endangered species still survive.      “We are grateful for Moët & Chandon’s generosity in helping us preserve the Canandé Reserve in the Ecuadorian Chocó Forest, a place as biodiverse as the Amazon rainforest but far more threatened,”says Jonathan Barnard, CEO of World Land Trust.“Only 2 percent of this forest remains today, still inhabited by 10 percent of animal species found nowhere else on the planet. The support from the Moët & Chandon x AMBUSH collaboration will have a direct impact on stopping the deforestation of the Chocó, not just for the sake of its fragile species, but also to combat one of the causes of climate change.”     The partnership between Moët & Chandon and Yoon is particularly momentous because it is the first time in 152 years that the iconic bottle of Moët Impérial,the House’s signature champagne born in 1869, has been redesigned by an artist.  Injecting her minimalist aesthetics into the redesign, Yoon has changed the gold neck of the bottle to a deep shade of black, contrasting it with a new embossed label in white,to produce an eye-catching design that suggests a blank slate, like a window onto a future filled with possibilities for those who dare step forward.       “We are thrilled with this partnership with Yoon because it brings a disruptive freshness to the centuries-old heritage of Moët & Chandon, and aligns with our own commitment to preserving nature to ensure a bright future for the next generation,”says Benoît Gouez, Cellar Master of Moët & Chandon.     The limited-edition bottle of Moët Impérial in collaboration with Yoon is filled with the House’s flagship champagne defined by a bright fruitiness, a seductive palate and an elegant maturity, all distinctive characteristics of Moët & Chandon’s blends. Its assemblage is designed to mirror the richness and diversity of the Champagne region’s vineyards, structured with a slight dominance of Pinot Noir, textured by Meunier and enhanced by the freshness of Chardonnay.       The Moët & Chandon x AMBUSH limited edition is available at ultra-selective department stores, some of the trendiest lounge bars, chic hotels and select wine stores, in Amsterdam exclusively sold in De Bijenkorf. Moët & Chandon is pleased to announce its first-ever global collaboration with innovative creator Yoon, for an inspirational product design. The Moët & Chandon x AMBUSH partnership showcases Yoon’s disruptive creativity and confirms the desire of the House to connect with the spirit of its time and stand for the values that speak to today’s generation, while supporting a charitable cause.       In an audacious step forward, Moët & Chandon has offered a unique platform to Yoon, a Tokyo-based creator and a rising star among a new generation of innovative designers, to bring her creative vision and modern sensibility to this collaboration.  The Maison’s choice of the co-founder and creative director of the fashion label, AMBUSH, was driven by the recognition of Yoon’s pioneering spirit as a “rule-breaker” who shares with the House, a profound respect for time-honored traditions of craftsmanship and transmission of know-how, and a mutual desire to put contemporary creation in the service of preserving nature.      “I was thrilled to be given carte blanche to re-design the bottle of Moët Impérial. It was a great challenge given its recognizable and iconic codes, but I also saw it as a great opportunity to bring my own aesthetics to this iconic champagne,”says Yoon, co-founder and creative director of AMBUSH.  “On my visit to Epernay, I saw the devotion of the people at Moët & Chandon to nature and to their precious terroir. This inspired me to select the World Land Trust to receive the support of the House, so that together we could help preserve other terroirs around the world.”     In line with a tradition of giving that has made the greatness of the House since 1743, Moët & Chandon will donate a portion of profits from the sale of limited-edition Moët & Chandon x AMBUSH bottlesto the World Land Trust, an international conservation charity that protects threatened natural habitats. The mission of World Land Trust is to support local conservation partners, like Fundación Jocotoco in Ecuador, in their efforts to halt the destruction of ecosystems and to protect habitats where rare and endangered species still survive.      “We are grateful for Moët & Chandon’s generosity in helping us preserve the Canandé Reserve in the Ecuadorian Chocó Forest, a place as biodiverse as the Amazon rainforest but far more threatened,”says Jonathan Barnard, CEO of World Land Trust.“Only 2 percent of this forest remains today, still inhabited by 10 percent of animal species found nowhere else on the planet. The support from the Moët & Chandon x AMBUSH collaboration will have a direct impact on stopping the deforestation of the Chocó, not just for the sake of its fragile species, but also to combat one of the causes of climate change.”     The partnership between Moët & Chandon and Yoon is particularly momentous because it is the first time in 152 years that the iconic bottle of Moët Impérial,the House’s signature champagne born in 1869, has been redesigned by an artist.  Injecting her minimalist aesthetics into the redesign, Yoon has changed the gold neck of the bottle to a deep shade of black, contrasting it with a new embossed label in white,to produce an eye-catching design that suggests a blank slate, like a window onto a future filled with possibilities for those who dare step forward.       “We are thrilled with this partnership with Yoon because it brings a disruptive freshness to the centuries-old heritage of Moët & Chandon, and aligns with our own commitment to preserving nature to ensure a bright future for the next generation,”says Benoît Gouez, Cellar Master of Moët & Chandon.     The limited-edition bottle of Moët Impérial in collaboration with Yoon is filled with the House’s flagship champagne defined by a bright fruitiness, a seductive palate and an elegant maturity, all distinctive characteristics of Moët & Chandon’s blends. Its assemblage is designed to mirror the richness and diversity of the Champagne region’s vineyards, structured with a slight dominance of Pinot Noir, textured by Meunier and enhanced by the freshness of Chardonnay.       The Moët & Chandon x AMBUSH limited edition is available at ultra-selective department stores, some of the trendiest lounge bars, chic hotels and select wine stores, in Amsterdam exclusively sold in De Bijenkorf.

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KOMONO introduces their optical Collection for Spring & Summer 2021
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KOMONO introduces their optical Collection for Spring & Summer 2021

Accessories Spring-Summer 2021 sees a radical shift in our optical collection towards more sustainable practices. The introduction of eco-acetate, a completely recyclable and biodegradable natural material, revolutionizes our optical collection in unseen ways. The material is bio-degradable at around 60% after 150 days and is key to our pledge to work with only ecologically responsible acetate by 2022.   Novelty is brought within the core collection with the launch of three new styles, the Richie, the Montell and the Jill. They represent the perfect solution for those looking for a more classical style with a twist. New colorways such as the Ash, Trip and Mirage are added following their success in our sunglasses range. Spring-Summer 2021 sees a radical shift in our optical collection towards more sustainable practices. The introduction of eco-acetate, a completely recyclable and biodegradable natural material, revolutionizes our optical collection in unseen ways. The material is bio-degradable at around 60% after 150 days and is key to our pledge to work with only ecologically responsible acetate by 2022.   Novelty is brought within the core collection with the launch of three new styles, the Richie, the Montell and the Jill. They represent the perfect solution for those looking for a more classical style with a twist. New colorways such as the Ash, Trip and Mirage are added following their success in our sunglasses range.

Four-Piece Arizona x adidas Superstar Collection
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Four-Piece Arizona x adidas Superstar Collection

Accessories Back in July 2019, Arizona Iced Tea and adidas Originals held one of the wildest sneaker releases in recent history. The Three Stirpes and the discount tea brand delivered a handful of colorful teal and pink Continentals and Yung-96 at a New York City pop up for the drink’s MSRP of 99 cents. Yes, $1 kicks. Naturally, the event got out of hand and NYPD had to step in and shut the shit down. It was a true success in marketing terms, so much so that the hype flowed onto their follow-up collection a mere month later. Now, after putting their partnership on ice, the duo return for a four-piece Arizona x adidas Superstar capsule, and today we’ve got a first look at one of those pairs.     In keeping with the Tea’s brand aesthetic, the pairs arrive in the OG can’s teal, pink, mint, and yellow hues paired with creamy leathers and shell toes. Paneling is mismatched, with beacon-debossed profile panels in teal, sail, mint, and pink respectively, each featuring tonal Three Stripe overlays. Playful motifs arrive embroidered in seemingly random placements, including bison-riding mascots, the recurring beacon motif — and even a playful jive about big cans. Further whimsical touches are added at the frozen face emoji dubraes and icicle-laden tongue tags, before co-branding floods the release at the rear overlays, insoles, and underfoot the translucent outsole. Completing the design is a quartet of lace sets, all tucked away in a casing inspired by Arizona’s Cherry Blossom Green Tea packaging.     With a second pair on the way but yet to surface — as well as confirmation on the pack’s release — you’ll want to make sure that you keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates. Until then, you enjoy a detailed look at the first pair here below.     Adidas has unveiled their new Arizona x adidas Superstar capsule, revealing the remaining three options in the process. Two arrive in solid color options with identical markings that the first-previewed pair, while the fourth, and most recognizable, sports the cherry blossom print all over. A release has been set for February 4th, 2021, with pairs retailing for $100 a pop.     If you’re planning on picking up a pair next month, make sure you set yourself a reminder for the drop right here on our dedicated adidas Release Dates Calendar. Back in July 2019, Arizona Iced Tea and adidas Originals held one of the wildest sneaker releases in recent history. The Three Stirpes and the discount tea brand delivered a handful of colorful teal and pink Continentals and Yung-96 at a New York City pop up for the drink’s MSRP of 99 cents. Yes, $1 kicks. Naturally, the event got out of hand and NYPD had to step in and shut the shit down. It was a true success in marketing terms, so much so that the hype flowed onto their follow-up collection a mere month later. Now, after putting their partnership on ice, the duo return for a four-piece Arizona x adidas Superstar capsule, and today we’ve got a first look at one of those pairs.     In keeping with the Tea’s brand aesthetic, the pairs arrive in the OG can’s teal, pink, mint, and yellow hues paired with creamy leathers and shell toes. Paneling is mismatched, with beacon-debossed profile panels in teal, sail, mint, and pink respectively, each featuring tonal Three Stripe overlays. Playful motifs arrive embroidered in seemingly random placements, including bison-riding mascots, the recurring beacon motif — and even a playful jive about big cans. Further whimsical touches are added at the frozen face emoji dubraes and icicle-laden tongue tags, before co-branding floods the release at the rear overlays, insoles, and underfoot the translucent outsole. Completing the design is a quartet of lace sets, all tucked away in a casing inspired by Arizona’s Cherry Blossom Green Tea packaging.     With a second pair on the way but yet to surface — as well as confirmation on the pack’s release — you’ll want to make sure that you keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates. Until then, you enjoy a detailed look at the first pair here below.     Adidas has unveiled their new Arizona x adidas Superstar capsule, revealing the remaining three options in the process. Two arrive in solid color options with identical markings that the first-previewed pair, while the fourth, and most recognizable, sports the cherry blossom print all over. A release has been set for February 4th, 2021, with pairs retailing for $100 a pop.     If you’re planning on picking up a pair next month, make sure you set yourself a reminder for the drop right here on our dedicated adidas Release Dates Calendar.

Louis Vuitton unveils its Spring-Summer 2021 campaign creatively directed and shot by Nicolas Ghesquière
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Louis Vuitton unveils its Spring-Summer 2021 campaign creatively directed and shot by Nicolas Ghesquière

Fashion For his new Louis Vuitton campaign, Nicolas Ghesquière, the House’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, once again embraces his role as a photographer and showcases a cast of Louis Vuitton’s ambassadors and friends to embody the Spring-Summer 2021 Collection.     In a spirit of freedom and boldness, athletes, models, actors and musicians, were all chosen by Nicolas Ghesquière for their personality and uniqueness. They include Grammy Award-nominated singing duo Halle and Chloé Bailey, Oscar-winning actresses Jennifer Connelly and Emma Stone, tennis champion Naomi Osaka, as well as Sophie Turner, Cody Fern, Laura Harrier, Carolyn Murphy and Jaden Smith, to name but a few.     These talents pay tribute to the latest leather bags from the Spring-Summer 2021 Collection, the Coussin and the Rendez-vous. Worn in a variety of ways, these bags of multiple compartments challenge the boundaries of both style and gender. The Coussin’s suppleness and look are embodied by Jaden Smith, Jennifer Connelly, Sophie Turner and Angelica Ross. The refined Rendez-vous is shown off to perfection by Emma Stone, Halle and Chloé Bailey and Laura Harrier. Louis Vuitton’s leather icons, such as the Capucines and the Twist, are worn by the actress Liu Yifei and the model Carolyn Murphy. For his new Louis Vuitton campaign, Nicolas Ghesquière, the House’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, once again embraces his role as a photographer and showcases a cast of Louis Vuitton’s ambassadors and friends to embody the Spring-Summer 2021 Collection.     In a spirit of freedom and boldness, athletes, models, actors and musicians, were all chosen by Nicolas Ghesquière for their personality and uniqueness. They include Grammy Award-nominated singing duo Halle and Chloé Bailey, Oscar-winning actresses Jennifer Connelly and Emma Stone, tennis champion Naomi Osaka, as well as Sophie Turner, Cody Fern, Laura Harrier, Carolyn Murphy and Jaden Smith, to name but a few.     These talents pay tribute to the latest leather bags from the Spring-Summer 2021 Collection, the Coussin and the Rendez-vous. Worn in a variety of ways, these bags of multiple compartments challenge the boundaries of both style and gender. The Coussin’s suppleness and look are embodied by Jaden Smith, Jennifer Connelly, Sophie Turner and Angelica Ross. The refined Rendez-vous is shown off to perfection by Emma Stone, Halle and Chloé Bailey and Laura Harrier. Louis Vuitton’s leather icons, such as the Capucines and the Twist, are worn by the actress Liu Yifei and the model Carolyn Murphy.

Christian Wijnants presents Menswear Collection for Winter 2021
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Christian Wijnants presents Menswear Collection for Winter 2021

Men A child’s outlook can be the most inspiring - imaginative and spirited, not yet touched by the world. As memories have served as the thread connecting Christian Wijnants’ most recent collections, Winter 2021 Menswear was no different as he narrowed in on his adolescent years, revisiting them with a whole new outlook.     The patterns tell this story, playful and graphic, referencing stripes that Christian remembers from his father’s ties, reimagined in various ways; exaggerated and manipulated, seen as a magnified stripe on a two-tone turtleneck and patterned for a checkered trench coat. The knitwear introduced Mohair pieces, a first time for the brand, along with jacquard jumpers that reference Pointillism, the use of the Mouliné knit technique in chunky separates, and the Ottoman Knit, a twist on a traditional rib pattern that is instead horizontal. The color palette varies from deep tones of bordeaux, dark navy and forest, to icier brights, amethyst, sky, and teal.     The collection finds a balance between leisure and sophistication, ease and tailored, exploring the growth through those prominent years of childhood learning. It is curated and thoughtful, offering a narrow selection of silhouettes, produced in a variety of patterns and fabrics, each taking on their own identity. The same classic shirt is produced in both silk and viscose and trench coat in cotton and checkered virgin wool.       Credits: Model Erik van Gils the BAND Management Photography Jorre Janssens Hair and Makeup Sanne Schoofs Location CC Westrand, Dilbeek A child’s outlook can be the most inspiring - imaginative and spirited, not yet touched by the world. As memories have served as the thread connecting Christian Wijnants’ most recent collections, Winter 2021 Menswear was no different as he narrowed in on his adolescent years, revisiting them with a whole new outlook.     The patterns tell this story, playful and graphic, referencing stripes that Christian remembers from his father’s ties, reimagined in various ways; exaggerated and manipulated, seen as a magnified stripe on a two-tone turtleneck and patterned for a checkered trench coat. The knitwear introduced Mohair pieces, a first time for the brand, along with jacquard jumpers that reference Pointillism, the use of the Mouliné knit technique in chunky separates, and the Ottoman Knit, a twist on a traditional rib pattern that is instead horizontal. The color palette varies from deep tones of bordeaux, dark navy and forest, to icier brights, amethyst, sky, and teal.     The collection finds a balance between leisure and sophistication, ease and tailored, exploring the growth through those prominent years of childhood learning. It is curated and thoughtful, offering a narrow selection of silhouettes, produced in a variety of patterns and fabrics, each taking on their own identity. The same classic shirt is produced in both silk and viscose and trench coat in cotton and checkered virgin wool.       Credits: Model Erik van Gils the BAND Management Photography Jorre Janssens Hair and Makeup Sanne Schoofs Location CC Westrand, Dilbeek

UNIQLO to Partner with Musée du Louvre from 2021
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UNIQLO to Partner with Musée du Louvre from 2021

Fashion Global apparel retailer UNIQLO welcomes the year 2021 by announcing a four-year partnership with Musée du Louvre in Paris. The aim of the new partnership is to offer a wide-ranging program that matches the desire of both parties to better familiarize the public with the museum's must-see masterpieces and thereby increase the joy of art in daily life.       "I am honored and excited to be partnering with the world-renowned Musée du Louvre. This is a longtime dream come true,"said Fast Retailing Chairman, President, and CEO Tadashi Yanai. "UNIQLO has done much to date to share the pleasure of art with the general public, especially in keeping with our commitment to LifeWear, which is clothing designed to help make everyone’s daily life better. We hope that our partnership with the museum can enable as many people as possibleto experience and appreciate theuniversal beauty of the masterworks intheir collections."     As the first initiative in the program, the UNIQLO T-shirt (UT) brand will debut Musée du LouvreCollectionon February 4, with date to differ by market. The men's UT line was created by prominent British graphic artist Peter Saville,well-known for revolutionizing record cover designs in the early 80's, especially for Joy Division and New Order. His sophisticated graphic approach to the new collection concentrates on the inventory number system that museums use to catalog the works of art. Additionally UNIQLO will launch women's UTs featuring Louvre works with a focus on the female form as a universal message for diversity and expand its overallcollection with new items through 2024.     Starting spring 2021, UNIQLO will take over sponsorship of the Free Saturday Nights program that began in January 2019. Designed as unique, festive occasions, these night openings are aimed at encouraging new visitors to learn about the Louvre and its artworks in a more relaxed environment. For this purpose, the museum's opening hours are extended on the first Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Visitors are invited to wander through the three wings of the Louvre, discovering masterpieces of art history and the little-known corners of the former palace of the kings of France.      Free Saturday Nights is popular; 160,000 people participated in 2019, mainly families and people working in the Paris region. Although temporarily suspended due to the current pandemic, this program is expected to resume its usual rhythm on the first Saturday of each month.     The UNIQLO partnership with the Louvre also includes support of the Mini-Discovery Tour, a new format launched by theLouvre in July 2020. Mostly dedicated to families, these 20 minutes guided tours will take place on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.     For more information about the partnership, including videos of interviews with museum personnel and comments from Peter Saville, please access website https://www.uniqlo.com/louvre-x-uniqlo/ Global apparel retailer UNIQLO welcomes the year 2021 by announcing a four-year partnership with Musée du Louvre in Paris. The aim of the new partnership is to offer a wide-ranging program that matches the desire of both parties to better familiarize the public with the museum's must-see masterpieces and thereby increase the joy of art in daily life.       "I am honored and excited to be partnering with the world-renowned Musée du Louvre. This is a longtime dream come true,"said Fast Retailing Chairman, President, and CEO Tadashi Yanai. "UNIQLO has done much to date to share the pleasure of art with the general public, especially in keeping with our commitment to LifeWear, which is clothing designed to help make everyone’s daily life better. We hope that our partnership with the museum can enable as many people as possibleto experience and appreciate theuniversal beauty of the masterworks intheir collections."     As the first initiative in the program, the UNIQLO T-shirt (UT) brand will debut Musée du LouvreCollectionon February 4, with date to differ by market. The men's UT line was created by prominent British graphic artist Peter Saville,well-known for revolutionizing record cover designs in the early 80's, especially for Joy Division and New Order. His sophisticated graphic approach to the new collection concentrates on the inventory number system that museums use to catalog the works of art. Additionally UNIQLO will launch women's UTs featuring Louvre works with a focus on the female form as a universal message for diversity and expand its overallcollection with new items through 2024.     Starting spring 2021, UNIQLO will take over sponsorship of the Free Saturday Nights program that began in January 2019. Designed as unique, festive occasions, these night openings are aimed at encouraging new visitors to learn about the Louvre and its artworks in a more relaxed environment. For this purpose, the museum's opening hours are extended on the first Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Visitors are invited to wander through the three wings of the Louvre, discovering masterpieces of art history and the little-known corners of the former palace of the kings of France.      Free Saturday Nights is popular; 160,000 people participated in 2019, mainly families and people working in the Paris region. Although temporarily suspended due to the current pandemic, this program is expected to resume its usual rhythm on the first Saturday of each month.     The UNIQLO partnership with the Louvre also includes support of the Mini-Discovery Tour, a new format launched by theLouvre in July 2020. Mostly dedicated to families, these 20 minutes guided tours will take place on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.     For more information about the partnership, including videos of interviews with museum personnel and comments from Peter Saville, please access website https://www.uniqlo.com/louvre-x-uniqlo/

LEE x H&M: Collaborating for the next generation of more sustainable denim
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LEE x H&M: Collaborating for the next generation of more sustainable denim

Fashion H&M is proud to announce it has collaborated with American denim legends Lee to push for the next generation of more sustainable denim. It’s a holistic collaboration with advances at every stage of design and production, from H&M’s first ever 100% recycled cotton jeans, to non-leather backpatches made from cork and jacron paper. For the first time, H&M will also share Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data on hm.com indicating the water, C02 & energy impact of each denim garment from raw materials to end of use.     This transparency is matched by the positivity of the fashion, with oversized and cocooning silhouettesas well as workwear shapes that draw on Lee’s esteemed heritage. Lee x H&M features collections for women, men and kids, and will be available from 28th January.     “We just loved working with Lee to push for change. A change for more sustainable and circular denimgarments. We looked at every detail and challenged each other in a positive way. It’s also amazing to work with Lee’s iconic designs and give them a bit of our flavor, for H&M denim lovers around the world,”says Jon Loman, designer at H&M.     “Lee is proud to be collaborating with H&M to continue our efforts to make better denim. Our brand was founded more than 130 years ago with innovation in mind, and today we are happy to be joining with H&M to advance denim into a more sustainable future,” says Chris Waldeck, EVP Global Brand President,Lee®     Lee x H&M is an ambitious collaboration that has sustainability central to its design. The brands took aholistic approach, looking at every stage of denim production. Fabric is crucial, such as H&M’s first 100%recycled cotton jeans, made from 80% post-industrial waste and 20% post-consumer waste. There’s also denim that’s cotton-free, made instead from renewable man-made fibers, as well water-saving dyes and lower impact denim washes that are external party verified for their lower water usage, chemical, and energy consumption.     For the women's collection there are loose fit jeans with a real 90's vibe, while Lee's classic rider jacket has been given a new, oversized look. The men's collection includes denim jackets with a workwear vibe, relaxed fit five pocket jeans and carpenter jeans. For women, men and kids there are dungarees, T-shirts, sweaters and accessories including a tote bag, beanies and bucket hats. For Lee x H&M, different types of organic and recycled cotton have been used and the brand labels are made of cork and jacron paper, a material similar to leather. H&M is proud to announce it has collaborated with American denim legends Lee to push for the next generation of more sustainable denim. It’s a holistic collaboration with advances at every stage of design and production, from H&M’s first ever 100% recycled cotton jeans, to non-leather backpatches made from cork and jacron paper. For the first time, H&M will also share Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data on hm.com indicating the water, C02 & energy impact of each denim garment from raw materials to end of use.     This transparency is matched by the positivity of the fashion, with oversized and cocooning silhouettesas well as workwear shapes that draw on Lee’s esteemed heritage. Lee x H&M features collections for women, men and kids, and will be available from 28th January.     “We just loved working with Lee to push for change. A change for more sustainable and circular denimgarments. We looked at every detail and challenged each other in a positive way. It’s also amazing to work with Lee’s iconic designs and give them a bit of our flavor, for H&M denim lovers around the world,”says Jon Loman, designer at H&M.     “Lee is proud to be collaborating with H&M to continue our efforts to make better denim. Our brand was founded more than 130 years ago with innovation in mind, and today we are happy to be joining with H&M to advance denim into a more sustainable future,” says Chris Waldeck, EVP Global Brand President,Lee®     Lee x H&M is an ambitious collaboration that has sustainability central to its design. The brands took aholistic approach, looking at every stage of denim production. Fabric is crucial, such as H&M’s first 100%recycled cotton jeans, made from 80% post-industrial waste and 20% post-consumer waste. There’s also denim that’s cotton-free, made instead from renewable man-made fibers, as well water-saving dyes and lower impact denim washes that are external party verified for their lower water usage, chemical, and energy consumption.     For the women's collection there are loose fit jeans with a real 90's vibe, while Lee's classic rider jacket has been given a new, oversized look. The men's collection includes denim jackets with a workwear vibe, relaxed fit five pocket jeans and carpenter jeans. For women, men and kids there are dungarees, T-shirts, sweaters and accessories including a tote bag, beanies and bucket hats. For Lee x H&M, different types of organic and recycled cotton have been used and the brand labels are made of cork and jacron paper, a material similar to leather.

THE DIOR CARO BAG
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THE DIOR CARO BAG

Accessories A true object of desire reinterpreted by Maria Grazia Chiuri for the spring-summer 2021 ready-to-wear show, the Dior Caro bag graces the looks of celebrities and friends of the House with a fashion statement. Personalities ranging from singer Jisoo to actresses Angela Baby, Bae Suzy, Lucy Ramos, Maria Bakalova, Yuko Araki and Cynthia Samuel have all taken to this faithful essential, recognizable for its supple leather adorned with the emblematic cannage motif and its oversized “CD” clasp. An irresistible, timeless model that captures and reinvents Dior’s stylistic daring. A true object of desire reinterpreted by Maria Grazia Chiuri for the spring-summer 2021 ready-to-wear show, the Dior Caro bag graces the looks of celebrities and friends of the House with a fashion statement. Personalities ranging from singer Jisoo to actresses Angela Baby, Bae Suzy, Lucy Ramos, Maria Bakalova, Yuko Araki and Cynthia Samuel have all taken to this faithful essential, recognizable for its supple leather adorned with the emblematic cannage motif and its oversized “CD” clasp. An irresistible, timeless model that captures and reinvents Dior’s stylistic daring.

BANG & OLUFSEN INTRODUCES BEOSOUND LEVEL, A POWERFUL HOME SPEAKER MADE TO MOVE
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BANG & OLUFSEN INTRODUCES BEOSOUND LEVEL, A POWERFUL HOME SPEAKER MADE TO MOVE

Design Bang & Olufsen  introduced Beosound Level, a portable wireless home speaker that delivers impressive sound, unrivalled craftsmanship and a modular design that improves longevity. With its slim design and built-in recessed handle, portability is at the heart of Beosound Level. Whether standing upright in the kitchen, lying flat on a table or hanging gracefully on the wall, the speaker intelligently changes its tuning to deliver an exceptional music listening experience in any position, in any room.     “Beosound Level is the ultimate speaker for people who want the flexibility and convenience of a portable speaker but don’t want to sacrifice on sound quality and multiroom connectivity for the ultimate music listening experience. It works effortlessly with Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2 and Chromecast and because of Beosound Level’s modular design, we are future-proofing Beosound Level so that it can deliver our signature sound for decades to come”, says Christoffer Poulsen, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.     A pure expression of timeless design by Torsten Valeur and crafted at Factory 5 in Struer, Denmark, Beosound Level showcases Bang & Olufsen’s unrivalled expertise in aluminium manufacturing with its pearl blasted aluminium frame. Using materials that soften technology whilst suiting any interior, the speaker covers are available in a natural oak veneer, which has been treated to highlight the natural grains and texture of the wood, reminiscent of luxury Scandinavian furniture, and a seamless knitted dark grey Kvadrat textile which makes Beosound Level inviting to touch and visually appealing from any angle.     Beosound Level can easily be carried around the home and even taken into the garden thanks to its wireless technologies and IP54 Dust and Splash Water Resistant Rating. The speaker’s user interface is seamlessly integrated into its aluminium frame and the buttons can be activated through soft touch, allowing you to reach your favourite song or radio station effortlessly. When approaching the speaker, Beosound Level lights up to greet you through integrated proximity sensors adjusting its brightness to suit day or night. After you are finished interacting with the speaker, the light slowly dims, allowing the minimal design to take centre stage.     AN ELEGANT CHARGING EXPERIENCE: When it is time to charge, Beosound Level has unique charging capabilities, including the easy charge solution, an aluminium magnetic plug which seamlessly clicks onto the back of the speaker. This innovative design makes charging easy, elegant, and as stylish as the speaker itself, so you can leave the charger on your tabletop with pride. Bang & Olufsen have also designed an optional wall bracket that allows you to charge the speaker whilst still listening to music and effortlessly detach the speaker when you want the music to move with you.     SUPERIOR SOUND THAT IS MADE TO MOVE: With 105 watts of music power, Beosound Level delivers excellent clarity and dynamic bass due to its powerful five-driver speaker setup with two 4” woofers, one 2” full range driver, two 0.8” tweeters and low distortion amplifiers which allows for adaptive sound staging and delivers 79dB bass capability and 96dB in mid-range loudness.   Beosound Level has advanced multi-channel supporting acoustic features including nextgeneration active room compensation and comes with industry leading 16 hours of playtime at typical listening volumes. This is made possible by intelligently analyzing the behavior and continuously adjusting the power consumption and tuning of the speaker. The audio architecture of Beosound Level has been created to automatically adjust its acoustic tuning from 180-degrees to 360-degrees based on the way it is positioned, optimising your listening experience.       IMPROVING LONGEVITY THROUGH DESIGN: Bang & Olufsen is renowned for its long-lasting products, and with Beosound Level the company is also introducing new solutions to fight technology obsolescence, enhance resource efficiency, and improve longevity. In addition to its timeless appearance, Beosound Level has been modularly designed for easy maintenance, service, and repair where customers can perform simple operations like replacing the battery and service partners can easily access vital parts of the speaker.     Beosound Level comes with Bang & Olufsen’s new replaceable streaming module, which will power all the company’s future home speakers. The module has been frontloaded with enough processing power and connectivity technology to receive new performance updates and features for many years to come, and the module can easily be accessed for exchange and reconnection to the main board as a service solution. In case connectivity and streaming technology should become outdated over time, the module can be replaced with the latest version. This means that the speaker can be future proofed by updating to the latest technology standards to deliver decades of great sound experiences.     Bang & Olufsen will continue to produce the easily exchangeable front covers in new materials and colourways so that the speaker can evolve with your personal style and identity, whilst also delivering an element of luxury to any interior. Adding to the resource efficient profile of Beosound Level, the body of the speaker is created from a high- performance recirculated polymer material. Bang & Olufsen  introduced Beosound Level, a portable wireless home speaker that delivers impressive sound, unrivalled craftsmanship and a modular design that improves longevity. With its slim design and built-in recessed handle, portability is at the heart of Beosound Level. Whether standing upright in the kitchen, lying flat on a table or hanging gracefully on the wall, the speaker intelligently changes its tuning to deliver an exceptional music listening experience in any position, in any room.     “Beosound Level is the ultimate speaker for people who want the flexibility and convenience of a portable speaker but don’t want to sacrifice on sound quality and multiroom connectivity for the ultimate music listening experience. It works effortlessly with Spotify Connect, AirPlay 2 and Chromecast and because of Beosound Level’s modular design, we are future-proofing Beosound Level so that it can deliver our signature sound for decades to come”, says Christoffer Poulsen, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.     A pure expression of timeless design by Torsten Valeur and crafted at Factory 5 in Struer, Denmark, Beosound Level showcases Bang & Olufsen’s unrivalled expertise in aluminium manufacturing with its pearl blasted aluminium frame. Using materials that soften technology whilst suiting any interior, the speaker covers are available in a natural oak veneer, which has been treated to highlight the natural grains and texture of the wood, reminiscent of luxury Scandinavian furniture, and a seamless knitted dark grey Kvadrat textile which makes Beosound Level inviting to touch and visually appealing from any angle.     Beosound Level can easily be carried around the home and even taken into the garden thanks to its wireless technologies and IP54 Dust and Splash Water Resistant Rating. The speaker’s user interface is seamlessly integrated into its aluminium frame and the buttons can be activated through soft touch, allowing you to reach your favourite song or radio station effortlessly. When approaching the speaker, Beosound Level lights up to greet you through integrated proximity sensors adjusting its brightness to suit day or night. After you are finished interacting with the speaker, the light slowly dims, allowing the minimal design to take centre stage.     AN ELEGANT CHARGING EXPERIENCE: When it is time to charge, Beosound Level has unique charging capabilities, including the easy charge solution, an aluminium magnetic plug which seamlessly clicks onto the back of the speaker. This innovative design makes charging easy, elegant, and as stylish as the speaker itself, so you can leave the charger on your tabletop with pride. Bang & Olufsen have also designed an optional wall bracket that allows you to charge the speaker whilst still listening to music and effortlessly detach the speaker when you want the music to move with you.     SUPERIOR SOUND THAT IS MADE TO MOVE: With 105 watts of music power, Beosound Level delivers excellent clarity and dynamic bass due to its powerful five-driver speaker setup with two 4” woofers, one 2” full range driver, two 0.8” tweeters and low distortion amplifiers which allows for adaptive sound staging and delivers 79dB bass capability and 96dB in mid-range loudness.   Beosound Level has advanced multi-channel supporting acoustic features including nextgeneration active room compensation and comes with industry leading 16 hours of playtime at typical listening volumes. This is made possible by intelligently analyzing the behavior and continuously adjusting the power consumption and tuning of the speaker. The audio architecture of Beosound Level has been created to automatically adjust its acoustic tuning from 180-degrees to 360-degrees based on the way it is positioned, optimising your listening experience.       IMPROVING LONGEVITY THROUGH DESIGN: Bang & Olufsen is renowned for its long-lasting products, and with Beosound Level the company is also introducing new solutions to fight technology obsolescence, enhance resource efficiency, and improve longevity. In addition to its timeless appearance, Beosound Level has been modularly designed for easy maintenance, service, and repair where customers can perform simple operations like replacing the battery and service partners can easily access vital parts of the speaker.     Beosound Level comes with Bang & Olufsen’s new replaceable streaming module, which will power all the company’s future home speakers. The module has been frontloaded with enough processing power and connectivity technology to receive new performance updates and features for many years to come, and the module can easily be accessed for exchange and reconnection to the main board as a service solution. In case connectivity and streaming technology should become outdated over time, the module can be replaced with the latest version. This means that the speaker can be future proofed by updating to the latest technology standards to deliver decades of great sound experiences.     Bang & Olufsen will continue to produce the easily exchangeable front covers in new materials and colourways so that the speaker can evolve with your personal style and identity, whilst also delivering an element of luxury to any interior. Adding to the resource efficient profile of Beosound Level, the body of the speaker is created from a high- performance recirculated polymer material.

Louis Vuitton Aerogram by Virgil Abloh
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Louis Vuitton Aerogram by Virgil Abloh

Accessories An aerogram is a lightweight sheet of writing paper that folds to form an envelope with a printed stamp, ready to be sent by airmail.     For Louis Vuitton, it symbolises the Art of Travel, a heritage close to the House’s heart that is intertwined with the most marvellous aviation experiences. Aerogram, the new collection of men’s leather goods, echoes this universe’s emblems, conveying a more contemporary than ever vision of travel.   Here, the edges are folded or bias cut at the ends, bringing to mind the shape of this historic letter associated with the rst Concorde journeys. A zipped pochette, a bumbag or a backpack, a Messenger or Keepall bag, a tote bag or a Soft Trunk Phone Box: all are crafted in black grained leather, with an exceptional suppleness resulting from special leatherwork in the House’s workshops. Connecting the heritage of travel with modernity, the Aerogram collection features clear-cut, almost architectural, lines that convey an utterly urban look created by Virgil Abloh.     On some pieces, a luggage tag, also in black leather, may evoke an on-the-go silhouette. The Louis Vuitton embossed leather signature on each piece is reminiscent of the seal, a relief promise of new horizons, from its origin to the destination of its dreams.     An aerogram is a lightweight sheet of writing paper that folds to form an envelope with a printed stamp, ready to be sent by airmail.     For Louis Vuitton, it symbolises the Art of Travel, a heritage close to the House’s heart that is intertwined with the most marvellous aviation experiences. Aerogram, the new collection of men’s leather goods, echoes this universe’s emblems, conveying a more contemporary than ever vision of travel.   Here, the edges are folded or bias cut at the ends, bringing to mind the shape of this historic letter associated with the rst Concorde journeys. A zipped pochette, a bumbag or a backpack, a Messenger or Keepall bag, a tote bag or a Soft Trunk Phone Box: all are crafted in black grained leather, with an exceptional suppleness resulting from special leatherwork in the House’s workshops. Connecting the heritage of travel with modernity, the Aerogram collection features clear-cut, almost architectural, lines that convey an utterly urban look created by Virgil Abloh.     On some pieces, a luggage tag, also in black leather, may evoke an on-the-go silhouette. The Louis Vuitton embossed leather signature on each piece is reminiscent of the seal, a relief promise of new horizons, from its origin to the destination of its dreams.    

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