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Graduates of the Amsterdam Fashion Academy make graduation fashion movie
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Graduates of the Amsterdam Fashion Academy make graduation fashion movie

Fashion What happens when twelve talented designers can’t show off their graduation collection due to a pandemic? Exactly, they come up with a solution, as one might expect from a bunch of creative youngsters ready to take over the world of fashion. The Amsterdam Fashion Academy decided to take a different approach and came up with the idea to make a fashion movie to celebrate the graduates once the news came out that the usual graduation fashion show could not take place. The final result which the students premiered on the 6th of April via livestream for their family and loved ones is a stunning fashion movie that celebrates the talented and vision of these twelve graduates.     WATCH THE FILM HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXeWqp7b7oA&t=1s   As soon as the Amsterdam Fashion Academy and its graduating students, who come from six different countries, heard that the annual graduation show that should have taken place in June of 2020 could not happen due to COVID-19, they came up with other ideas that would provide them a platform to showcase the final collections to the public. Therefore, the Amsterdam Fashion Academy, the graduating students and the Amsterdam-based RISE Agency joined forces realising a fashion movie that highlights some of the pieces from each of the twelve collections. Over the course of three long days, the movie was shot at different exceptional locations, such as the Berlage Stock Exchange, Frederiksplein and inside the beautiful building the Amsterdam Fashion Academy is located. Students of the Arts of Colors school where in charge of the hair and make-up. The final outcome is a modern music video-like film that represents the perfect chance to show the collections and the talent of these young fashion designers to the world.       Watch the fashion movie of the Amsterdam Fashion Academy graduates here   Deborah Pulleyblank, Academic Director, comments: “It is in the DNA of the Amsterdam Fashion Academy to be inclusive and supportive. Therefore, we have involved also current students from all our programmes in the production of the film, who participated as models or in the backstage”.     The graduates about their collections (in order of appearance):   Rebecca van Caem (The Netherlands/Spain) “La Feria” is a collection based on a week full of tradition, pride and culture for all of the national Spanish people.  Alexandra Poláková (Slovakia) “The women’s collection is based on a subtle combination of modern tailoring techniques. The collection embraces the heritage of crafting by using traditional crochet techniques.  Maria Sole Novelli (Italy) “Teddy-Army” is a menswear collection inspired from the Teddy movement in England meeting practicality chic and street.One of the main focus was to use fabric made out of food waste and this is why I used pineapple leather. I created my own camouflage print using pixelated pictures taken from some primary research.  Sabrina Marinus (The Netherlands) “Royal sweetness” is about breaking the rules and being yourself with no apology. By embracing the feminine body, we dare to make statements, we don't have to hide from.  Gabriella Frempong (The Netherlands/Ghana) This collection empowers and reconstruct the female power and strength inspired by the cultural heritage from Ghana, in western silhouettes.  Tricie Bergmann (Austria) For games, character design depends heavily on silhouette, as it is the first introduction to a character the player receives. Therefore, for this collection, the shapes and features of six Dungeons & Dragons races were studied to find the initial silhouettes.  Ellen Hawes (Great Britain) The collection is inspired by my grandad who passed away. His garden was his most prized possession so this I came up with this concept as a kind of memorial for him.  Sophia Pohlmann (Austria) This collection is inspired by movies from the ‘70s, such as Dog Day Afternoon and Taxi Driver. Silhouettes and designs remind ‘70s style icons such as Mick Jagger and David Bowie.  Robin Hubert (The Netherlands) The beginning point of the concept of my collection is the Amazon rain forest, especially focussed on the fires that have been happening in 2019. My aim for this collection is to make people more conscious about the bad influence we have on nature and environment, and how bad the consequences are if we keep polluting the Earth.  Cristina Noya (Spain) My collection, which is about human alter egos, simulates different personalities: the outside visually looks unpleasant but the feeling is actually comfortable. This is all achieved with macrame technique.  Merel van der Laak (The Netherlands) For the design of my final collection 2020 I chose to focus this project on colour, illustration and prints. A big source of inspiration for me is looking at interior design and this will be reflected in the my collection.  Edurne Goikoetxea (Spain) The main inspiration for this “Dotes” is the great Italian painter Caravaggio. On the one hand, the collection is inspired by his excellent technique, and unique shapes and colours, constantly used and implemented in his paintings. On the other hand, the influence of his disturbed personality and his dark thoughts and behaviours.     The Amsterdam Fashion Academy The Amsterdam Fashion Academy (AFA) is a private international top-flight fashion university that offers university-level Bachelor’s degrees with Honours in Fashion Design and Fashion Business, both accredited by the reputable Buckinghamshire New University in the England. Amsterdam Fashion Academy has been acquired by Luiss Business School in January 2020. Luiss Business School based in Rome, is part of the Luiss University, a prestigious and world-renowned private university affiliated with the biggest Italian employers’ organization, Confindustria.   The different between AFA and other schools is that AFA is a dedicated hub of small- scale, student-centred learning in a personal and supportive environment. This ensures that every single student counts and is treated as an individual. All students at AFA are unique with their own needs and talents which AFA fosters, supports and assist, so they can all develop to their full potential. What happens when twelve talented designers can’t show off their graduation collection due to a pandemic? Exactly, they come up with a solution, as one might expect from a bunch of creative youngsters ready to take over the world of fashion. The Amsterdam Fashion Academy decided to take a different approach and came up with the idea to make a fashion movie to celebrate the graduates once the news came out that the usual graduation fashion show could not take place. The final result which the students premiered on the 6th of April via livestream for their family and loved ones is a stunning fashion movie that celebrates the talented and vision of these twelve graduates.     WATCH THE FILM HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXeWqp7b7oA&t=1s   As soon as the Amsterdam Fashion Academy and its graduating students, who come from six different countries, heard that the annual graduation show that should have taken place in June of 2020 could not happen due to COVID-19, they came up with other ideas that would provide them a platform to showcase the final collections to the public. Therefore, the Amsterdam Fashion Academy, the graduating students and the Amsterdam-based RISE Agency joined forces realising a fashion movie that highlights some of the pieces from each of the twelve collections. Over the course of three long days, the movie was shot at different exceptional locations, such as the Berlage Stock Exchange, Frederiksplein and inside the beautiful building the Amsterdam Fashion Academy is located. Students of the Arts of Colors school where in charge of the hair and make-up. The final outcome is a modern music video-like film that represents the perfect chance to show the collections and the talent of these young fashion designers to the world.       Watch the fashion movie of the Amsterdam Fashion Academy graduates here   Deborah Pulleyblank, Academic Director, comments: “It is in the DNA of the Amsterdam Fashion Academy to be inclusive and supportive. Therefore, we have involved also current students from all our programmes in the production of the film, who participated as models or in the backstage”.     The graduates about their collections (in order of appearance):   Rebecca van Caem (The Netherlands/Spain) “La Feria” is a collection based on a week full of tradition, pride and culture for all of the national Spanish people.  Alexandra Poláková (Slovakia) “The women’s collection is based on a subtle combination of modern tailoring techniques. The collection embraces the heritage of crafting by using traditional crochet techniques.  Maria Sole Novelli (Italy) “Teddy-Army” is a menswear collection inspired from the Teddy movement in England meeting practicality chic and street.One of the main focus was to use fabric made out of food waste and this is why I used pineapple leather. I created my own camouflage print using pixelated pictures taken from some primary research.  Sabrina Marinus (The Netherlands) “Royal sweetness” is about breaking the rules and being yourself with no apology. By embracing the feminine body, we dare to make statements, we don't have to hide from.  Gabriella Frempong (The Netherlands/Ghana) This collection empowers and reconstruct the female power and strength inspired by the cultural heritage from Ghana, in western silhouettes.  Tricie Bergmann (Austria) For games, character design depends heavily on silhouette, as it is the first introduction to a character the player receives. Therefore, for this collection, the shapes and features of six Dungeons & Dragons races were studied to find the initial silhouettes.  Ellen Hawes (Great Britain) The collection is inspired by my grandad who passed away. His garden was his most prized possession so this I came up with this concept as a kind of memorial for him.  Sophia Pohlmann (Austria) This collection is inspired by movies from the ‘70s, such as Dog Day Afternoon and Taxi Driver. Silhouettes and designs remind ‘70s style icons such as Mick Jagger and David Bowie.  Robin Hubert (The Netherlands) The beginning point of the concept of my collection is the Amazon rain forest, especially focussed on the fires that have been happening in 2019. My aim for this collection is to make people more conscious about the bad influence we have on nature and environment, and how bad the consequences are if we keep polluting the Earth.  Cristina Noya (Spain) My collection, which is about human alter egos, simulates different personalities: the outside visually looks unpleasant but the feeling is actually comfortable. This is all achieved with macrame technique.  Merel van der Laak (The Netherlands) For the design of my final collection 2020 I chose to focus this project on colour, illustration and prints. A big source of inspiration for me is looking at interior design and this will be reflected in the my collection.  Edurne Goikoetxea (Spain) The main inspiration for this “Dotes” is the great Italian painter Caravaggio. On the one hand, the collection is inspired by his excellent technique, and unique shapes and colours, constantly used and implemented in his paintings. On the other hand, the influence of his disturbed personality and his dark thoughts and behaviours.     The Amsterdam Fashion Academy The Amsterdam Fashion Academy (AFA) is a private international top-flight fashion university that offers university-level Bachelor’s degrees with Honours in Fashion Design and Fashion Business, both accredited by the reputable Buckinghamshire New University in the England. Amsterdam Fashion Academy has been acquired by Luiss Business School in January 2020. Luiss Business School based in Rome, is part of the Luiss University, a prestigious and world-renowned private university affiliated with the biggest Italian employers’ organization, Confindustria.   The different between AFA and other schools is that AFA is a dedicated hub of small- scale, student-centred learning in a personal and supportive environment. This ensures that every single student counts and is treated as an individual. All students at AFA are unique with their own needs and talents which AFA fosters, supports and assist, so they can all develop to their full potential.

TRAVEL LIGHT WITH CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN’S   CARACABA
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TRAVEL LIGHT WITH CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN’S CARACABA

Accessories Wherever Christian Louboutin goes, he finds inspiration. Collecting ideas and references like a  modern-day Marco Polo, his love of folk arts and traditional craftsmanship was the starting point  for this season’s newest limited-edition cabas offering, the CARACABA.     “I have been travelling in my head since I was a kid, looking at travel agencies magazines and imagining months  of backpacking, booking fake hotel nights and train tickets, meeting people from all over the world, learning  unknown languages. From there, I made this dream my everyday life. But recently, I’ve been travelling in a totally  different way – without moving at all.”     Inviting us to take an imaginary journey through the designer’s creative universe, the Maison’s  latest offering is nothing short of a joyfully riotous patchwork of styles and colors. Featuring a  hand-embroidered ‘Louboutin’, each letter revisits designer’s most iconic inspirations and  destinations, from the vibrant MEXICABA, all the way to the sumptuously detailed  CABARAPARIS. Also making its debut is the exclusive TAROT print, designed especially for  the Maison. Inspired by the famed Tarot de Marseille deck, it highlights selected cards from the  Major Arcanas and features on the CARACABA’s lining as well as some of the capsule’s key  bags and shoes.     With its square base, signature stud detailing and slender leather top handles, the CARACABA is  ideally sized for packing the essentials and more, but those who like to travel even lighter need  look no further than the mini CARACABA e-commerce exclusive. Launching in May, the  collection will also include a Tarot-print inspired capsule of bags, and women’s and men’s shoes.   Always looking for a way to give back, the Maison will be making a donation to La Source, a  French charity aiming to broaden the horizons of young people by providing them with the  means to express themselves creatively. Wherever Christian Louboutin goes, he finds inspiration. Collecting ideas and references like a  modern-day Marco Polo, his love of folk arts and traditional craftsmanship was the starting point  for this season’s newest limited-edition cabas offering, the CARACABA.     “I have been travelling in my head since I was a kid, looking at travel agencies magazines and imagining months  of backpacking, booking fake hotel nights and train tickets, meeting people from all over the world, learning  unknown languages. From there, I made this dream my everyday life. But recently, I’ve been travelling in a totally  different way – without moving at all.”     Inviting us to take an imaginary journey through the designer’s creative universe, the Maison’s  latest offering is nothing short of a joyfully riotous patchwork of styles and colors. Featuring a  hand-embroidered ‘Louboutin’, each letter revisits designer’s most iconic inspirations and  destinations, from the vibrant MEXICABA, all the way to the sumptuously detailed  CABARAPARIS. Also making its debut is the exclusive TAROT print, designed especially for  the Maison. Inspired by the famed Tarot de Marseille deck, it highlights selected cards from the  Major Arcanas and features on the CARACABA’s lining as well as some of the capsule’s key  bags and shoes.     With its square base, signature stud detailing and slender leather top handles, the CARACABA is  ideally sized for packing the essentials and more, but those who like to travel even lighter need  look no further than the mini CARACABA e-commerce exclusive. Launching in May, the  collection will also include a Tarot-print inspired capsule of bags, and women’s and men’s shoes.   Always looking for a way to give back, the Maison will be making a donation to La Source, a  French charity aiming to broaden the horizons of young people by providing them with the  means to express themselves creatively.

LOEWE PRESENTS THE  NEW PAULA'S IBIZA 2021 CAPSULE COLLECTION
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LOEWE PRESENTS THE NEW PAULA'S IBIZA 2021 CAPSULE COLLECTION

Accessories LOEWE launches a new edition of its Paula's Ibiza summer capsule, a collection composed of RTW and accessories inspired by the island of Ibiza. With this capsule, Jonathan Anderson brings the carefree spirit of the beach to everyday life, bringing the sparkle of the sunny Balearics to simple garments and easy-to-wear accessories, with a marked touch of craftsmanship. With this collection, summer is presented to us as a way of being rather than a season: a mentality that runs throughout the year, filling us with energetic joy.     Throughout its five editions, Paula's Ibiza capsule has evolved into a complete proposal for men and women. In 2021, it incorporates new shapes characterized by a softness that is reflected in the deconstructed blazers for men, and also in the set of dresses and tops that are combined with women's pants, offering multiple utilities beyond the moment of summer vacation. Silhouettes are loose-fitting, asymmetrical; effortlessness is key. The fun proposal of prints inspired by the natural world comes from the repertoire created by Paula's founders Armin Heinemann and Stuart Rudnick: parrots, pigeons, crocodiles... alternate with a fun psychedelic interpretation of the LOEWE logo.     Paula's Ibiza 2021 collection features Anagram baskets made from Iraca palm, woven in Colombia by women artisans who are members of the Corporación Oficio and the NGO Arte (an artisan collective that helps these women to become economically independent and educate their children). These woven palm baskets, combined with LOEWE's unparalleled expertise in leather work, result in timeless objects impeccably crafted in our workshops in Spain. LOEWE classics such as the Hammock, Balloon and Gate, in ecru and navy canvas, which gives them a summery feel.     The visual portfolio that accompanies the presentation is a collaboration with photographer Gray Sorrenti, with scenes of Mexico City's colorful architecture. The protagonists pose under a dazzling sun that plays with the graphic shapes of the shadows and vibrant colors of the city.     Paula's Ibiza 2021 collection will be on sale at loewe.com and LOEWE stores from April 15th. LOEWE launches a new edition of its Paula's Ibiza summer capsule, a collection composed of RTW and accessories inspired by the island of Ibiza. With this capsule, Jonathan Anderson brings the carefree spirit of the beach to everyday life, bringing the sparkle of the sunny Balearics to simple garments and easy-to-wear accessories, with a marked touch of craftsmanship. With this collection, summer is presented to us as a way of being rather than a season: a mentality that runs throughout the year, filling us with energetic joy.     Throughout its five editions, Paula's Ibiza capsule has evolved into a complete proposal for men and women. In 2021, it incorporates new shapes characterized by a softness that is reflected in the deconstructed blazers for men, and also in the set of dresses and tops that are combined with women's pants, offering multiple utilities beyond the moment of summer vacation. Silhouettes are loose-fitting, asymmetrical; effortlessness is key. The fun proposal of prints inspired by the natural world comes from the repertoire created by Paula's founders Armin Heinemann and Stuart Rudnick: parrots, pigeons, crocodiles... alternate with a fun psychedelic interpretation of the LOEWE logo.     Paula's Ibiza 2021 collection features Anagram baskets made from Iraca palm, woven in Colombia by women artisans who are members of the Corporación Oficio and the NGO Arte (an artisan collective that helps these women to become economically independent and educate their children). These woven palm baskets, combined with LOEWE's unparalleled expertise in leather work, result in timeless objects impeccably crafted in our workshops in Spain. LOEWE classics such as the Hammock, Balloon and Gate, in ecru and navy canvas, which gives them a summery feel.     The visual portfolio that accompanies the presentation is a collaboration with photographer Gray Sorrenti, with scenes of Mexico City's colorful architecture. The protagonists pose under a dazzling sun that plays with the graphic shapes of the shadows and vibrant colors of the city.     Paula's Ibiza 2021 collection will be on sale at loewe.com and LOEWE stores from April 15th.

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TOMMY HILFIGER AND PATTA CELEBRATE THE STRENGTH AND UNITY OF THE DIASPORA MOVEMENT IN COLLABORATIVE CAPSULE
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TOMMY HILFIGER AND PATTA CELEBRATE THE STRENGTH AND UNITY OF THE DIASPORA MOVEMENT IN COLLABORATIVE CAPSULE

Fashion Tommy Hilfiger, and trailblazing Amsterdam-based street wear brand, Patta, announce the Spring 2021 PATTAxTOMMY capsule that captures the strength and influence of the African diaspora movement with the message “unity is strength, division is weakness.” Patta and Tommy Hilfiger share a belief in openness and are committed to fostering inclusivity, collaboration and community. The PATTAxTOMMY  range will be available via the Patta retail network and PattaxTommy.com globally beginning Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1 p.m. CEST, and via selected wholesale partners starting April 16, 2021.      Collaborating for the first-time, Patta and Tommy Hilfiger centered the  PATTAxTOMMY capsule around the Pan-African Flag, Black unity and community, channeling a sense of interconnected histories, present times and the future that lies ahead. To celebrate this, the iconic white, red and blue TOMMY colors have been replaced by the traditional Pan-African colors of deep red, black, green and yellow, putting African culture and community self-actualization front and center in this capsule.      The  PATTAxTOMMY campaign aims to shine a light on the multifaceted nature of life in inner cities. The video assets were captured in Lagos, Nigeria by Nigerian filmmaker Dafe Oboro through his short film, “Two Become One,” with campaign photography by Moroccan visual artist Hassan Hajjaj. To further underscore the collection’s message, Patta has produced “Katibo Yeye,” a documentary directed by award-winning Dutch film director, Frank Zichem.. The film follows Clarence Breeveld, a Suriname-born man living in the Netherlands, as he attempts to trace the shipping route from Ghana to Suriname traveled by his enslaved ancestors, visiting locations where slave trading took place. “Katibo Yeye” will be available to watch at PattaxTommy.com for a limited time only.      The unisex PATTAxTOMMY capsule collection is inspired by a series of iconic pieces from the TOMMY JEANS archive. Available in adult and kid’s sizes, the collection includes T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, outerwear, jeans and baseball caps. T-Shirts feature the diaspora message, “GREAT PRINCIPLES, GREAT IDEALS KNOW NO NATIONALITY.” Across the range, a hybrid TOMMY JEANS flag is crossed with a Pan-African flag, which sit above the Patta logo and capsule theme of 'UNITY IS STRENGTH DIVISION IS WEAKNESS’ inspiring positivity and a “love for all” mentality.      As part of this partnership, Tommy Hilfiger and Patta will donate to The Black Archives from Amsterdam, Sistah Space from London, and The Good Neighborhood Collective from Milan – each chosen for their dedication to celebrating Afro-descendants and uplifting their voices. Patta has been a long-time supporter of these three organizations, and through the donations, the Dutch street wear company and Tommy Hilfiger seek to further build on their work to drive awareness, education and empowerment of the African diaspora movement.      For more information about Tommy Hilfiger’s sustainability journey, Make It Possible program and overarching vision to create fashion that “Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All,” visit sustainability.tommy.com. Tommy Hilfiger, and trailblazing Amsterdam-based street wear brand, Patta, announce the Spring 2021 PATTAxTOMMY capsule that captures the strength and influence of the African diaspora movement with the message “unity is strength, division is weakness.” Patta and Tommy Hilfiger share a belief in openness and are committed to fostering inclusivity, collaboration and community. The PATTAxTOMMY  range will be available via the Patta retail network and PattaxTommy.com globally beginning Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1 p.m. CEST, and via selected wholesale partners starting April 16, 2021.      Collaborating for the first-time, Patta and Tommy Hilfiger centered the  PATTAxTOMMY capsule around the Pan-African Flag, Black unity and community, channeling a sense of interconnected histories, present times and the future that lies ahead. To celebrate this, the iconic white, red and blue TOMMY colors have been replaced by the traditional Pan-African colors of deep red, black, green and yellow, putting African culture and community self-actualization front and center in this capsule.      The  PATTAxTOMMY campaign aims to shine a light on the multifaceted nature of life in inner cities. The video assets were captured in Lagos, Nigeria by Nigerian filmmaker Dafe Oboro through his short film, “Two Become One,” with campaign photography by Moroccan visual artist Hassan Hajjaj. To further underscore the collection’s message, Patta has produced “Katibo Yeye,” a documentary directed by award-winning Dutch film director, Frank Zichem.. The film follows Clarence Breeveld, a Suriname-born man living in the Netherlands, as he attempts to trace the shipping route from Ghana to Suriname traveled by his enslaved ancestors, visiting locations where slave trading took place. “Katibo Yeye” will be available to watch at PattaxTommy.com for a limited time only.      The unisex PATTAxTOMMY capsule collection is inspired by a series of iconic pieces from the TOMMY JEANS archive. Available in adult and kid’s sizes, the collection includes T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, outerwear, jeans and baseball caps. T-Shirts feature the diaspora message, “GREAT PRINCIPLES, GREAT IDEALS KNOW NO NATIONALITY.” Across the range, a hybrid TOMMY JEANS flag is crossed with a Pan-African flag, which sit above the Patta logo and capsule theme of 'UNITY IS STRENGTH DIVISION IS WEAKNESS’ inspiring positivity and a “love for all” mentality.      As part of this partnership, Tommy Hilfiger and Patta will donate to The Black Archives from Amsterdam, Sistah Space from London, and The Good Neighborhood Collective from Milan – each chosen for their dedication to celebrating Afro-descendants and uplifting their voices. Patta has been a long-time supporter of these three organizations, and through the donations, the Dutch street wear company and Tommy Hilfiger seek to further build on their work to drive awareness, education and empowerment of the African diaspora movement.      For more information about Tommy Hilfiger’s sustainability journey, Make It Possible program and overarching vision to create fashion that “Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All,” visit sustainability.tommy.com.

SAINT LAURENT NANOBLOCK
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SAINT LAURENT NANOBLOCK

Design Saint Laurent and Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello conceptualized three exclusive gurines with Nanoblock. Based in Japan, Nanoblock is a line of micro-size construction toys that allow you to build miniature gures with unparalleled precision, sophistication and detail. Each structure offers a different degree of dif culty, providing an engaging and challenging building experience.     Palm trees, a French bulldog and a star guitar are the three new design models exclusively available at Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores and online at ysl.com/rive-droite. Saint Laurent and Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello conceptualized three exclusive gurines with Nanoblock. Based in Japan, Nanoblock is a line of micro-size construction toys that allow you to build miniature gures with unparalleled precision, sophistication and detail. Each structure offers a different degree of dif culty, providing an engaging and challenging building experience.     Palm trees, a French bulldog and a star guitar are the three new design models exclusively available at Saint Laurent Rive Droite stores and online at ysl.com/rive-droite.

In conversation with Kailand Obasi Morris
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In conversation with Kailand Obasi Morris

Fashion We had a great time speaking wth Kailand Obasi Morris about his collaboration with ICEBERG.       Please introduce yourself to our readers.   Kailand: Well, to start, my name is Kailand Obasi Morris, 19 years old, grew up in Los Angeles, California, currently living in L.A. to I would consider myself profession wise as an artists just because we say designer or musician, like I'm interested in all of those amazing, great things in our industry. Therefore, I would just give myself the title as an artist. So, yeah, I mean you know family has always been incorporated in some sort of art in one way shape or another. My mother Kai, she’s a fashion designer. My father who is Stevie Wonder, musician, so I got a pretty cool foundation, pretty cool family.     What is one of the most daring things you did recently during lockdown?     Kailand: I would say going out, but that sounds so ignorant right now. I think the most daring thing.. I think the most daring thing was me kind of dabble completely out of my comfort zone and doing a few acting things. May not seem too daring, I like acting as something I just started doing that I was always super somewhat not afraid, but conscious about. Just because, like you know in acting, you really just kind of have to give yourself. You have to be very submissive, just like being Ok, looking foolish, basically. So for me, that was definitely the most daring thing, because I've always been very timid about acting. I'm like a very low key, introverted person. So super super daring.       What would you say is your personal motto, especially nowadays?   Kailand: I mean, my motto, I go, you know for.. And that's like in anything.. I'm really about to get it tattooed on me. It’s like “the world is yours“. I just resonate with that saying so much because, you know, you can do anything you pleased to do in life. I mean, like, nothing's off the table. Nothing is impossible. So, yeah. And that's like my biggest model - “the world is yours“.     What are your upcoming projects for this year?   Kailand: So I mean, right now doing great things. I would say, of course, Iceberg. I have a collection with Iceberg, capsule collection that'll be up pretty soon and I'm very excited about it. A  long way coming. You know, I literally remember walking Iceberg, like, way back six years ago and now designing with James and Paolo, the Iceberg family. That's super surreal. A lot of great cool stuff can’t say any specific. But in television, film production coming out.. I've been working very closely with a lot of my good friends like Pierce Brosnan, Sean Koons on a lot of art sculptures, lot of that cool stuff. So definitely gonna do more installations in the near future and, you know, just galleries, pop ups, what not. What else? I mean, I would say the biggest, the biggest, like tease, when it comes to my work, it's like my social media. Just because I love to, like, tease what I do on my social media, just like drop a little hints and what not. I have a lot of crazy, amazing things coming.     Have you developed any new passions during this lockdown period?   Kailand: New passions? No, not yet I would say. I think I have so many passions already that, you know, developing new ones, maybe not yet, but somewhere in the near future.     What would be your biggest outtake from last year?   Kailand: Definitely, you know, appreciating a lot of smaller things now, I don't want to say smaller things, but just appreciating every single bit of piece to life, your life, other people's lives and just valuing just value what you have a lot of the time. The most plain and simple thing about Covid is like you have to wear a facemask every time you go outside. Like the privilege now that I consider it of like having to have been able to go outside and socialize and communicate with people without a face mask. Like I look at it as a privilege now. So, you know, really just appreciating everything on the scale of everything.     Now we're working on our new issue and we're calling it “Elements“. It's a lot about sustainability, nature and the environment. Tell us about your perspective on this subject and the fashion industry.   Kailand: I wish I had a "Just Water" bottle with me right now. This is like the one time you’ll catch me without "Just Water". I think, like for me, my life is like, you know, I'm all about sustainability and everything that I do, touch. Car - Tesla, water bottle - "just water".    Jaden Smith’s Water company that he partnered with. The bottles are I think 80 percent made of renewable resources, which is awesome. Clothing - “House of Kom“I only use sustainable fabrics, recycled coffee, mushroom leather, pineapple leather. So, you know, when we talk about this iceberg collection, a lot of the nylons that we used are like recycled nylons. So really every piece in my life is like sustainable, environmentally friendly. You know, I think especially in fashion, that's like a big, big just a big push that every fashion house should just be pushing for. Really to be a hundred percent sustainable.     What else can you tell us about the collaboration with Iceberg and the collection? When will it be released?    Kailand: Yes. So it's going to be released in July. You know, a good amount of stores worldwide, which is going to be awesome because, I have clothes, like all over the world. So, you know, I mean, really, with this collection, let's start from the beginning. I was just from a lot of the knowledge I can gain from entering at Dior and working with Kim is like, the one of the things I loved about his appreciation for art and artists is just like so high. So every Dior collection he's collaborating with an artist of some sort, whether it’ll be like, Daniel Arsham, Peter Doig, Amoako Boafo, so you know, with this collection, you know, especially being the very sensitive time of what the United States was in with a lot of, just the systemic racism and police brutality when I was like, now it would be such a beautiful time to incorporate a young black artist into this whole project. Me being a black artist and incorporate with another one I thought that would be awesome. So I was just kind of doing my research on a few people. And I came across this artist by the name of “Vxmee“, and he and I had great vibes together, great vibrations. We were talking. Our ideas were just like flying back and forth so that a lot of all of the artwork in this collection that I did with iceberg, collection that we done with iceberg is by the artist myself, “Vxmee“ and myself, it’s like super awesome. So, yeah, we did that. I'm super happy and proud of that I would say. I mean collaborated with “Vxmee“. We shot the campaign in a very fire location. A lot of the times, like when it comes to clothing, I get inspired by architecture. That's one of my biggest inspiration, is architecture. And I went to this place on my birthday in September, September 2nd. I went to this place and I was like, yo, so fire. Got my iPad sketching ideas just based off of the architecture of this place, and I just came to a full circle moment because we ended up going back and shooting at the location which was super awesome. So a lot of really cool things. I even, I won't say who, but I got the chance to work with a lot of people regarding the music aspect of the campaign, which is awesome. I can't wait for people to see and hear and look at the whole vibe.       What would be your advice to the youth looking up to you?   Kailand: My biggest advice, would really just be like once again, “the world is yours“, right? Nothing's off the table. I would be speaking to people who have been inspired by what I'm doing. I would say just to always keep an open mind, keep an open eye, an open perspective, stay inspired and just create, create what you like. The most important thing really is creating like through what you love.       How was it like designing this collection as you're based in the US and the brand is based in Italy?    Kailand: It was crazy. It was so crazy. I mean, my first collection. I mean, like in the midst of this global pandemic, I'm here in L.A., James, the CD, Paulo Gerani, like the whole team is in Italy, at the factory. We're just like, how could we figure this out? So, you know, I ended up fortunately being able to go to Italy for a week or so. I was in the factory like on my first day - the factory was gigantic. So I had to take it all and, you know, familiarize myself with the surroundings of it. And then we just got to work. James and I were just non-stop, just like getting the ideas down left. And it was so funny because when I was casting this campaign, I didn't get a chance to see the clothing until we were shooting the campaign, which was my first time touching the garments, like seeing it like, you know, like putting it on. Because I love to wear clothes that feels.. I was putting it on for the first time. But I was in Paris working. What I was doing in Paris? In Paris I think I was working with Dior at the time, again with Kim, and we were doing fittings in L.A. because the clothes got shipped to L.A. So I was like constant, like no sleep for a week, not even a week, longer than a week. Face timing my assistant and everybody who was helping out in L.A., while we were we doing fittings and castings and all that craziness. Fly back to L.A. next day, going to the location and shooting the campaign. I mean, there's a lot of work. It's always a a lot of work, but it's like fun. You know, it was my first time. I definitely enjoyed it, so.            We had a great time speaking wth Kailand Obasi Morris about his collaboration with ICEBERG.       Please introduce yourself to our readers.   Kailand: Well, to start, my name is Kailand Obasi Morris, 19 years old, grew up in Los Angeles, California, currently living in L.A. to I would consider myself profession wise as an artists just because we say designer or musician, like I'm interested in all of those amazing, great things in our industry. Therefore, I would just give myself the title as an artist. So, yeah, I mean you know family has always been incorporated in some sort of art in one way shape or another. My mother Kai, she’s a fashion designer. My father who is Stevie Wonder, musician, so I got a pretty cool foundation, pretty cool family.     What is one of the most daring things you did recently during lockdown?     Kailand: I would say going out, but that sounds so ignorant right now. I think the most daring thing.. I think the most daring thing was me kind of dabble completely out of my comfort zone and doing a few acting things. May not seem too daring, I like acting as something I just started doing that I was always super somewhat not afraid, but conscious about. Just because, like you know in acting, you really just kind of have to give yourself. You have to be very submissive, just like being Ok, looking foolish, basically. So for me, that was definitely the most daring thing, because I've always been very timid about acting. I'm like a very low key, introverted person. So super super daring.       What would you say is your personal motto, especially nowadays?   Kailand: I mean, my motto, I go, you know for.. And that's like in anything.. I'm really about to get it tattooed on me. It’s like “the world is yours“. I just resonate with that saying so much because, you know, you can do anything you pleased to do in life. I mean, like, nothing's off the table. Nothing is impossible. So, yeah. And that's like my biggest model - “the world is yours“.     What are your upcoming projects for this year?   Kailand: So I mean, right now doing great things. I would say, of course, Iceberg. I have a collection with Iceberg, capsule collection that'll be up pretty soon and I'm very excited about it. A  long way coming. You know, I literally remember walking Iceberg, like, way back six years ago and now designing with James and Paolo, the Iceberg family. That's super surreal. A lot of great cool stuff can’t say any specific. But in television, film production coming out.. I've been working very closely with a lot of my good friends like Pierce Brosnan, Sean Koons on a lot of art sculptures, lot of that cool stuff. So definitely gonna do more installations in the near future and, you know, just galleries, pop ups, what not. What else? I mean, I would say the biggest, the biggest, like tease, when it comes to my work, it's like my social media. Just because I love to, like, tease what I do on my social media, just like drop a little hints and what not. I have a lot of crazy, amazing things coming.     Have you developed any new passions during this lockdown period?   Kailand: New passions? No, not yet I would say. I think I have so many passions already that, you know, developing new ones, maybe not yet, but somewhere in the near future.     What would be your biggest outtake from last year?   Kailand: Definitely, you know, appreciating a lot of smaller things now, I don't want to say smaller things, but just appreciating every single bit of piece to life, your life, other people's lives and just valuing just value what you have a lot of the time. The most plain and simple thing about Covid is like you have to wear a facemask every time you go outside. Like the privilege now that I consider it of like having to have been able to go outside and socialize and communicate with people without a face mask. Like I look at it as a privilege now. So, you know, really just appreciating everything on the scale of everything.     Now we're working on our new issue and we're calling it “Elements“. It's a lot about sustainability, nature and the environment. Tell us about your perspective on this subject and the fashion industry.   Kailand: I wish I had a "Just Water" bottle with me right now. This is like the one time you’ll catch me without "Just Water". I think, like for me, my life is like, you know, I'm all about sustainability and everything that I do, touch. Car - Tesla, water bottle - "just water".    Jaden Smith’s Water company that he partnered with. The bottles are I think 80 percent made of renewable resources, which is awesome. Clothing - “House of Kom“I only use sustainable fabrics, recycled coffee, mushroom leather, pineapple leather. So, you know, when we talk about this iceberg collection, a lot of the nylons that we used are like recycled nylons. So really every piece in my life is like sustainable, environmentally friendly. You know, I think especially in fashion, that's like a big, big just a big push that every fashion house should just be pushing for. Really to be a hundred percent sustainable.     What else can you tell us about the collaboration with Iceberg and the collection? When will it be released?    Kailand: Yes. So it's going to be released in July. You know, a good amount of stores worldwide, which is going to be awesome because, I have clothes, like all over the world. So, you know, I mean, really, with this collection, let's start from the beginning. I was just from a lot of the knowledge I can gain from entering at Dior and working with Kim is like, the one of the things I loved about his appreciation for art and artists is just like so high. So every Dior collection he's collaborating with an artist of some sort, whether it’ll be like, Daniel Arsham, Peter Doig, Amoako Boafo, so you know, with this collection, you know, especially being the very sensitive time of what the United States was in with a lot of, just the systemic racism and police brutality when I was like, now it would be such a beautiful time to incorporate a young black artist into this whole project. Me being a black artist and incorporate with another one I thought that would be awesome. So I was just kind of doing my research on a few people. And I came across this artist by the name of “Vxmee“, and he and I had great vibes together, great vibrations. We were talking. Our ideas were just like flying back and forth so that a lot of all of the artwork in this collection that I did with iceberg, collection that we done with iceberg is by the artist myself, “Vxmee“ and myself, it’s like super awesome. So, yeah, we did that. I'm super happy and proud of that I would say. I mean collaborated with “Vxmee“. We shot the campaign in a very fire location. A lot of the times, like when it comes to clothing, I get inspired by architecture. That's one of my biggest inspiration, is architecture. And I went to this place on my birthday in September, September 2nd. I went to this place and I was like, yo, so fire. Got my iPad sketching ideas just based off of the architecture of this place, and I just came to a full circle moment because we ended up going back and shooting at the location which was super awesome. So a lot of really cool things. I even, I won't say who, but I got the chance to work with a lot of people regarding the music aspect of the campaign, which is awesome. I can't wait for people to see and hear and look at the whole vibe.       What would be your advice to the youth looking up to you?   Kailand: My biggest advice, would really just be like once again, “the world is yours“, right? Nothing's off the table. I would be speaking to people who have been inspired by what I'm doing. I would say just to always keep an open mind, keep an open eye, an open perspective, stay inspired and just create, create what you like. The most important thing really is creating like through what you love.       How was it like designing this collection as you're based in the US and the brand is based in Italy?    Kailand: It was crazy. It was so crazy. I mean, my first collection. I mean, like in the midst of this global pandemic, I'm here in L.A., James, the CD, Paulo Gerani, like the whole team is in Italy, at the factory. We're just like, how could we figure this out? So, you know, I ended up fortunately being able to go to Italy for a week or so. I was in the factory like on my first day - the factory was gigantic. So I had to take it all and, you know, familiarize myself with the surroundings of it. And then we just got to work. James and I were just non-stop, just like getting the ideas down left. And it was so funny because when I was casting this campaign, I didn't get a chance to see the clothing until we were shooting the campaign, which was my first time touching the garments, like seeing it like, you know, like putting it on. Because I love to wear clothes that feels.. I was putting it on for the first time. But I was in Paris working. What I was doing in Paris? In Paris I think I was working with Dior at the time, again with Kim, and we were doing fittings in L.A. because the clothes got shipped to L.A. So I was like constant, like no sleep for a week, not even a week, longer than a week. Face timing my assistant and everybody who was helping out in L.A., while we were we doing fittings and castings and all that craziness. Fly back to L.A. next day, going to the location and shooting the campaign. I mean, there's a lot of work. It's always a a lot of work, but it's like fun. You know, it was my first time. I definitely enjoyed it, so.           

L’AMOUR BY JACQUEMUS
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L’AMOUR BY JACQUEMUS

Fashion « L’AMOUR »  Summer 2021, by Tom Kneller - IG : @tomknel Styling Zoey Radford Scott - IG :@zoeyradfordscott « L’AMOUR »  Summer 2021, by Tom Kneller - IG : @tomknel Styling Zoey Radford Scott - IG :@zoeyradfordscott

Exclusive editorial by Roza Wiktoria Tyborowska
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Exclusive editorial by Roza Wiktoria Tyborowska

Fashion Exclusive new digital editorial story captured and styled by Roza Wiktoria Tyborowska.   team credits: photo assistant: Yanika Gulina production: Studio Bajek post production: Sheriff post production model: Pivot Aurel at Kult Models London Exclusive new digital editorial story captured and styled by Roza Wiktoria Tyborowska.   team credits: photo assistant: Yanika Gulina production: Studio Bajek post production: Sheriff post production model: Pivot Aurel at Kult Models London

On the Beach is the new fragrance by Louis Vuitton
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On the Beach is the new fragrance by Louis Vuitton

Fragrances Escape. In nite escape. Louis Vuitton continues its emotional adventure with Cologne Perfumes, an unprecedented concept illustrating the perfect alliance between the lightness of a citrusy mist and the depth of flowers.     And so came a four-time melody. Sun Song: the caress of a welcomed ray of sunshine.Cactus Garden: a promenade across an exotic patio.Afternoon Swim: a dive into an ocean of pleasure.California Dream: the enchantment of a sunset. On the Beach continues the great West Coast escape and completes this radiant collection. On the Beach, the new perfume by Louis Vuitton, recounts the delights of the coastline and the desire for wide open spaces, a blissful long stretch of beach, and the peaceful rush of the ocean.   It reconnects with the ambiance of the West Coast – a territory that’s free, passionate and wildly creative – extending the atmosphere of fragrances that have all the spontaneity of Colognes, combined with the sophistication of perfumes. The exhilaration of a beautiful day, when the landscape is transformed by mist radiating in dazzling azure. When the ocean’s metronomic lapping lulls into a summer trance.   On the Beach charms with the brightness of day, awaits the wave, and lingers with the softness of sun-warmed sand against the skin.   On the Beach, the latest creation by Jacques Cavallier Belletrud is an olfactory bedazzlement. Here, the Master Perfumer brings together the boundless emotion of a day spent on a sunny beach — the extasy of the sun, the unique surging of the sea and the gentle warmth of sand on skin. The sensations of the shoreline, from the vivacity of inviting waves to the more sensual graze of light. “It opens with brightness and becomes a caress,” explains Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. “Yuzu creates that brilliance. It’s a rare citrus from Japan that I’ve been passionate about for thirty years. It has a complex scent, like a cross between grapefruit, mandarin and orange. It’s a cardinal, lively note that sweeps into an explosion of freshness. Then comes calming neroli, the sun-drenched essence of orange blossom. A delicate and joyful punctuation, mixed with a sandy note made of faceted aromatics. Thyme, rosemary, pink pepper, and cloves are discreet but essential to the landscape because they help create a summer ambiance. A veil of cypress signs the scene, like benevolent, woody shade on a cloudless day.” Escape. In nite escape. Louis Vuitton continues its emotional adventure with Cologne Perfumes, an unprecedented concept illustrating the perfect alliance between the lightness of a citrusy mist and the depth of flowers.     And so came a four-time melody. Sun Song: the caress of a welcomed ray of sunshine.Cactus Garden: a promenade across an exotic patio.Afternoon Swim: a dive into an ocean of pleasure.California Dream: the enchantment of a sunset. On the Beach continues the great West Coast escape and completes this radiant collection. On the Beach, the new perfume by Louis Vuitton, recounts the delights of the coastline and the desire for wide open spaces, a blissful long stretch of beach, and the peaceful rush of the ocean.   It reconnects with the ambiance of the West Coast – a territory that’s free, passionate and wildly creative – extending the atmosphere of fragrances that have all the spontaneity of Colognes, combined with the sophistication of perfumes. The exhilaration of a beautiful day, when the landscape is transformed by mist radiating in dazzling azure. When the ocean’s metronomic lapping lulls into a summer trance.   On the Beach charms with the brightness of day, awaits the wave, and lingers with the softness of sun-warmed sand against the skin.   On the Beach, the latest creation by Jacques Cavallier Belletrud is an olfactory bedazzlement. Here, the Master Perfumer brings together the boundless emotion of a day spent on a sunny beach — the extasy of the sun, the unique surging of the sea and the gentle warmth of sand on skin. The sensations of the shoreline, from the vivacity of inviting waves to the more sensual graze of light. “It opens with brightness and becomes a caress,” explains Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. “Yuzu creates that brilliance. It’s a rare citrus from Japan that I’ve been passionate about for thirty years. It has a complex scent, like a cross between grapefruit, mandarin and orange. It’s a cardinal, lively note that sweeps into an explosion of freshness. Then comes calming neroli, the sun-drenched essence of orange blossom. A delicate and joyful punctuation, mixed with a sandy note made of faceted aromatics. Thyme, rosemary, pink pepper, and cloves are discreet but essential to the landscape because they help create a summer ambiance. A veil of cypress signs the scene, like benevolent, woody shade on a cloudless day.”

Panthère de Cartier presents the new bracelet
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Panthère de Cartier presents the new bracelet

Jewelry Centrepiece of the La Panthère collection, the panther- head bangle is the highest embodiment of the feline’ssuppleness. A exible bracelet that hugs the wristlike a second skin, magnetic just like the emblematic Panthère de Cartier.     Through this bracelet, with its clean lines and essential design, Cartier cultivates jewellery simplicity, embodied by a bangle made of curved gold, stemming from the head of a sculptural panther with emerald or tsavorite garnet eyes.     A bracelet to mix and match, or pair up, choosing a look that is completely rose gold or yellow gold. Choose from these two versions, diamond paved on the head,or on the head and tail, depending on the model.   Its suppleness stems from the craftsmanship andgold alloys; Cartier explores both the mechanical andintrinsic properties: no internal spring, just a skilfulapproach, an expertise applied to the panther’s design.   A bracelet as close to you as ever, a gift to yourself or for others, one which can be personalised in multiple different ways, with an engraved message, initials, ora date on the inside of the bracelet.   There is also the option to have the Panthère’s red box embossed and personalised with initials or a signi cantdate in a golden tone on the front of the case.     Centrepiece of the La Panthère collection, the panther- head bangle is the highest embodiment of the feline’ssuppleness. A exible bracelet that hugs the wristlike a second skin, magnetic just like the emblematic Panthère de Cartier.     Through this bracelet, with its clean lines and essential design, Cartier cultivates jewellery simplicity, embodied by a bangle made of curved gold, stemming from the head of a sculptural panther with emerald or tsavorite garnet eyes.     A bracelet to mix and match, or pair up, choosing a look that is completely rose gold or yellow gold. Choose from these two versions, diamond paved on the head,or on the head and tail, depending on the model.   Its suppleness stems from the craftsmanship andgold alloys; Cartier explores both the mechanical andintrinsic properties: no internal spring, just a skilfulapproach, an expertise applied to the panther’s design.   A bracelet as close to you as ever, a gift to yourself or for others, one which can be personalised in multiple different ways, with an engraved message, initials, ora date on the inside of the bracelet.   There is also the option to have the Panthère’s red box embossed and personalised with initials or a signi cantdate in a golden tone on the front of the case.    

Inside out: Jotex brings authentic ambiance and stylish warmth SS21 collection seamlessly blends indoors with outdoors
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Inside out: Jotex brings authentic ambiance and stylish warmth SS21 collection seamlessly blends indoors with outdoors

Design We see it as a trend, but for Jotex, Scandinavian Nature is a way of life. As an inspiration for the new season, Scandinavian Nature is especially symbolic of growth and focusing on the things that matter: simple, but also authentic. With a natural canvas, there is plenty of room for creativity and personal expression. Scandinavian Nature, as this season's theme, has many elements like wood, but also canvas and reed, in mainly natural earth tones with subtle shades of green.     Now more than ever, we learn what really matters: our family, our friends, our loved ones. Together, we can go outside in style this season: after all, there we can see each other from a safe distance. Integrating warmth and cosiness outside? The trick to creating a lasting and inviting space is to decorate as you would indoors. Jotex has furniture and decorative items that are made to withstand all weather conditions and create a stylish outdoor space in parallel.     Trends this season   Details and decoration make a place a home. For the move outdoors, the focus is on finding rustic and durable materials that can stand up to some wear and tear. The spring collection by Jotex is full of outdoor planters, as well as atmospheric lighting, blankets and cushions that connect indoors and outdoors.   The trendiest material this season is aluminium. The durable material is known for its minimalistic look, but is also weather-resistant and very easy to maintain. The durable material can withstand rain, wind and sun and is virtually maintenance free. Jotex aluminium products can be used all year round, which also means a high return on investment.     Aluminium   The Jotex modular aluminium range Menton is the must-have of must-haves. Add, remove, connect or disassemble - Use the Menton collection in a myriad of ways, without compromising on its stylish look. Available in a wide range of colours, making it easy to diversify, to fit in with the current setting or just to stand out from the crowd.   Design collab   New this season is the announcement of a true design collab. Jotex will soon launch a design collaboration with architect Anders Martin Löf, who like no other knows how to convey the ultimate indoor-outdoor luxury feeling. With a limited launch like this, Jotex can live up to its ambition to deliver unique luxury pieces. Jotex also has the ambition to make every authentic house, a home, to which the flawless blend of indoor design and outdoor design will contribute.  The Design Collab with Anders Martin Löf pays homage to the Swedish heritage and consists of mainly wooden furniture pieces for outdoors. The AML collection (Anders Martin Löf, ed.) is entirely produced locally by the Swedish company Hillerstorp. The material is Swedish, FSC-certified pine. To work as sustainably as possible, the campaign was also shot by a Swedish team in Stockholm. Löf: "I want to create quality. Quality does not have to be extravagant, it is in the everyday things. But these things should not only have a purpose, but also a soul."     The Jotex Design Collab launches in May.     "We live in a world where many people are just pretending. We don't use many authentic products or materials anymore. Call me conservative, but I believe that it is precisely those genuine materials that have value; that give something genuine, especially in a time of too much cheating and simplification." - Anders Martin Löf, architect and designer of the Jotex Design Collab We see it as a trend, but for Jotex, Scandinavian Nature is a way of life. As an inspiration for the new season, Scandinavian Nature is especially symbolic of growth and focusing on the things that matter: simple, but also authentic. With a natural canvas, there is plenty of room for creativity and personal expression. Scandinavian Nature, as this season's theme, has many elements like wood, but also canvas and reed, in mainly natural earth tones with subtle shades of green.     Now more than ever, we learn what really matters: our family, our friends, our loved ones. Together, we can go outside in style this season: after all, there we can see each other from a safe distance. Integrating warmth and cosiness outside? The trick to creating a lasting and inviting space is to decorate as you would indoors. Jotex has furniture and decorative items that are made to withstand all weather conditions and create a stylish outdoor space in parallel.     Trends this season   Details and decoration make a place a home. For the move outdoors, the focus is on finding rustic and durable materials that can stand up to some wear and tear. The spring collection by Jotex is full of outdoor planters, as well as atmospheric lighting, blankets and cushions that connect indoors and outdoors.   The trendiest material this season is aluminium. The durable material is known for its minimalistic look, but is also weather-resistant and very easy to maintain. The durable material can withstand rain, wind and sun and is virtually maintenance free. Jotex aluminium products can be used all year round, which also means a high return on investment.     Aluminium   The Jotex modular aluminium range Menton is the must-have of must-haves. Add, remove, connect or disassemble - Use the Menton collection in a myriad of ways, without compromising on its stylish look. Available in a wide range of colours, making it easy to diversify, to fit in with the current setting or just to stand out from the crowd.   Design collab   New this season is the announcement of a true design collab. Jotex will soon launch a design collaboration with architect Anders Martin Löf, who like no other knows how to convey the ultimate indoor-outdoor luxury feeling. With a limited launch like this, Jotex can live up to its ambition to deliver unique luxury pieces. Jotex also has the ambition to make every authentic house, a home, to which the flawless blend of indoor design and outdoor design will contribute.  The Design Collab with Anders Martin Löf pays homage to the Swedish heritage and consists of mainly wooden furniture pieces for outdoors. The AML collection (Anders Martin Löf, ed.) is entirely produced locally by the Swedish company Hillerstorp. The material is Swedish, FSC-certified pine. To work as sustainably as possible, the campaign was also shot by a Swedish team in Stockholm. Löf: "I want to create quality. Quality does not have to be extravagant, it is in the everyday things. But these things should not only have a purpose, but also a soul."     The Jotex Design Collab launches in May.     "We live in a world where many people are just pretending. We don't use many authentic products or materials anymore. Call me conservative, but I believe that it is precisely those genuine materials that have value; that give something genuine, especially in a time of too much cheating and simplification." - Anders Martin Löf, architect and designer of the Jotex Design Collab

VALENTINO GARAVANI ROMAN STUD TOP HANDLE
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VALENTINO GARAVANI ROMAN STUD TOP HANDLE

Accessories Maison Valentino presents “Mastery Tales”: a narrative of beauty, creative fervor, passion and tradition that distinguish the extraordinary savoir-faire of Italian artisanship and techniques of the Maison. A series of episodes to discover the timeless excellence and the culture of Couture that identify the most iconic items of the Valentino collection.     Chapter 2 is dedicated to the Valentino Garavani Roman Stud top handle bag, first introduced in Valentino Collezione Milano - SS21 fashion show.     Valentino Garavani Roman Stud is the Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli’s ultimate interpretation of the Rockstud family. A bold yet sophisticated evolution of the iconic stud, which is enlarged in a macro version. A tribute to the bugnato which characterizes the Roman Palazzos, that opens towards the street, allowing confident observations.     The new Valentino Garavani Roman Stud top handle bag, crafted in soft nappa leather, perfectly conveys the romantic punk attitude of the collection as well as Valentino’s craftmanship tradition and care for detail; its tiny silhouette is enriched by a macro quilting and maxi studs.     Every bag requires around 5 hours of work and over a meter of leather to be produced.The leather is treated to acquire its distinctive soft touch and ironed to gain its unique brightness. Details such as the detachable leather strap and the sliding chain in antique brass finishing add characters to the bag’s small silhouette.     Lastly, a total of 28 studs are applied by hand one by one decorating the bag and the leather strap. The iconic Valentino stud has been reinterpreted as if it were placed under a magnifying glass: it evolves and expands. The pyramidal hardware get outsized, muting from signature metallic accents to utmost magnified elements.     As the iconic Valentino Garavani Rockstud accessories are celebrating the 10th anniversary, Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli continues his process of resignification of the iconic codes of the Maison, where reality and dream, high and low, punk and bourgeois, couture and street cohabit. Maison Valentino presents “Mastery Tales”: a narrative of beauty, creative fervor, passion and tradition that distinguish the extraordinary savoir-faire of Italian artisanship and techniques of the Maison. A series of episodes to discover the timeless excellence and the culture of Couture that identify the most iconic items of the Valentino collection.     Chapter 2 is dedicated to the Valentino Garavani Roman Stud top handle bag, first introduced in Valentino Collezione Milano - SS21 fashion show.     Valentino Garavani Roman Stud is the Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli’s ultimate interpretation of the Rockstud family. A bold yet sophisticated evolution of the iconic stud, which is enlarged in a macro version. A tribute to the bugnato which characterizes the Roman Palazzos, that opens towards the street, allowing confident observations.     The new Valentino Garavani Roman Stud top handle bag, crafted in soft nappa leather, perfectly conveys the romantic punk attitude of the collection as well as Valentino’s craftmanship tradition and care for detail; its tiny silhouette is enriched by a macro quilting and maxi studs.     Every bag requires around 5 hours of work and over a meter of leather to be produced.The leather is treated to acquire its distinctive soft touch and ironed to gain its unique brightness. Details such as the detachable leather strap and the sliding chain in antique brass finishing add characters to the bag’s small silhouette.     Lastly, a total of 28 studs are applied by hand one by one decorating the bag and the leather strap. The iconic Valentino stud has been reinterpreted as if it were placed under a magnifying glass: it evolves and expands. The pyramidal hardware get outsized, muting from signature metallic accents to utmost magnified elements.     As the iconic Valentino Garavani Rockstud accessories are celebrating the 10th anniversary, Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli continues his process of resignification of the iconic codes of the Maison, where reality and dream, high and low, punk and bourgeois, couture and street cohabit.

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