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BALENCIAGA COLLABORATES WITH VIBRAM FOR THE BALENCIAGA TOE
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BALENCIAGA COLLABORATES WITH VIBRAM FOR THE BALENCIAGA TOE

Fashion Introduced on the watery floor of Balenciaga’s Winter 20 runway presentation,the Balenciaga Toe is a collaboration with Italian footwear brand Vibram. A limited-edition version will appear in a selection of international Balenciaga stores and online retailers on October 16th, 2020.   Vibram, recognized as the worldwide leader in rubber sole production, is also well known for its patented FiveFingers shoes, which fit a flexible sole onto the foot, separating each toe and allowing for better tactile perception while walking or climbing.   The Balenciaga Toe collection consists of two limited-edition sneaker styles and a high-heeled style, each made from recycled knit. Balenciaga Toe takes FiveFingers to a new direction by adding bounce and height to an already extrasensory experience.   The limited-edition Balenciaga Toe Sock, available in carmine red or black, and the limited-edition Balenciaga Toe Lace Up, available in black, rest on a heavy- duty suspension heel. The Balenciaga Heeled Toe, available in neon pink or black, features a molded block heel. Each Balenciaga Toe is fitted with a five-toed foam insole and hugs the foot like a high-tech glove.   The collaboration, made in Italy, is printed and stamped with multiple Vibram and Balenciaga logos along the edges of the foot and just above the five separate digits. Each limited-edition pair is numbered as one in a series.   A limited number of Balenciaga Toe pairs will be available via Balenciaga.com, Balenciaga.cn, Farfetch.com, Tmall.com, and selected stores. Introduced on the watery floor of Balenciaga’s Winter 20 runway presentation,the Balenciaga Toe is a collaboration with Italian footwear brand Vibram. A limited-edition version will appear in a selection of international Balenciaga stores and online retailers on October 16th, 2020.   Vibram, recognized as the worldwide leader in rubber sole production, is also well known for its patented FiveFingers shoes, which fit a flexible sole onto the foot, separating each toe and allowing for better tactile perception while walking or climbing.   The Balenciaga Toe collection consists of two limited-edition sneaker styles and a high-heeled style, each made from recycled knit. Balenciaga Toe takes FiveFingers to a new direction by adding bounce and height to an already extrasensory experience.   The limited-edition Balenciaga Toe Sock, available in carmine red or black, and the limited-edition Balenciaga Toe Lace Up, available in black, rest on a heavy- duty suspension heel. The Balenciaga Heeled Toe, available in neon pink or black, features a molded block heel. Each Balenciaga Toe is fitted with a five-toed foam insole and hugs the foot like a high-tech glove.   The collaboration, made in Italy, is printed and stamped with multiple Vibram and Balenciaga logos along the edges of the foot and just above the five separate digits. Each limited-edition pair is numbered as one in a series.   A limited number of Balenciaga Toe pairs will be available via Balenciaga.com, Balenciaga.cn, Farfetch.com, Tmall.com, and selected stores.

FENDI X CHAOS
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FENDI X CHAOS

Accessories The FENDI X CHAOS Capsule Collection for Fall/Winter 2020-21 is a new collaboration between the Maison and the London-based accessories brand CHAOS designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, with a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces  that offer a luxurious alternative to everyday accessories. First unveiled at the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Fashion Show in Milan this February, the pieces are a result of the longstanding creative relationship between FENDI and CHAOS — one established by Karl Lagerfeld and continued today by FENDI Artistic Director Silvia Venturini Fendi.      The FENDI X CHAOS collaboration reimagines accessories iconic to the era of old Hollywood glamour into the modern the world. The collection is a contemporary take on traditional accessories and  present innovative way is which to carry and protect them. Irony and humour abound, as no digital or analog device is left uncovered. Born from a mutual love of vintage cigarette cases, gold lighters and evening clutches, the first FENDI X CHAOS designs fuse perforated and engraved metal shapes with FENDI leather craftsmanship, touches of satin and iconic logo hardware, instantly transforming a smartphone, smart watch, and wireless earbuds into jewel-like accessories. Each of the tailor-made cases are designed as an interconnected system to clip onto the season’s FENDI waist belts, zipper chain lanyards from the collaboration or any FENDI handbag – for a seamless transition from your home office to the airport lounge.      Other fantasy items accent this debut collaboration with utilitarian elegance and an inherent sense of fun, elevating everyday items into glamorous tools. A multifunction gold and silver scribble pen works on paper and tablets alike or it can be worn as an earring like in the FENDI Fall/Winter 20-21 catwalk looks. A four-piece metal shot glass set is suspended from a moulded leather keyring: the perfect novelty to take you from your morning green juice shot to a cheeky after-work tequila. Complementing the traditional clip-on smartphone case in engraved metal, a leather and satin minaudièrecase features a gold chain handle or it can be paired with a FENDI clipped satin strap and a long, flapped evening purse is crafted in glittering gold mesh ‘chainmail’. With no ‘tech’ left unturned, even the laptop gets the FENDI X CHAOS treatment with playful FENDI fur and shearling protective panels. Like instant collectibles, each FENDI X CHAOS creation is a playful plug-in designed to be mixed and matched – bringing the CHAOS theory of customization into the FENDI universe.   The FENDI X CHAOS Capsule Collection for Fall/Winter 2020-21 is a new collaboration between the Maison and the London-based accessories brand CHAOS designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, with a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces  that offer a luxurious alternative to everyday accessories. First unveiled at the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Fashion Show in Milan this February, the pieces are a result of the longstanding creative relationship between FENDI and CHAOS — one established by Karl Lagerfeld and continued today by FENDI Artistic Director Silvia Venturini Fendi.      The FENDI X CHAOS collaboration reimagines accessories iconic to the era of old Hollywood glamour into the modern the world. The collection is a contemporary take on traditional accessories and  present innovative way is which to carry and protect them. Irony and humour abound, as no digital or analog device is left uncovered. Born from a mutual love of vintage cigarette cases, gold lighters and evening clutches, the first FENDI X CHAOS designs fuse perforated and engraved metal shapes with FENDI leather craftsmanship, touches of satin and iconic logo hardware, instantly transforming a smartphone, smart watch, and wireless earbuds into jewel-like accessories. Each of the tailor-made cases are designed as an interconnected system to clip onto the season’s FENDI waist belts, zipper chain lanyards from the collaboration or any FENDI handbag – for a seamless transition from your home office to the airport lounge.      Other fantasy items accent this debut collaboration with utilitarian elegance and an inherent sense of fun, elevating everyday items into glamorous tools. A multifunction gold and silver scribble pen works on paper and tablets alike or it can be worn as an earring like in the FENDI Fall/Winter 20-21 catwalk looks. A four-piece metal shot glass set is suspended from a moulded leather keyring: the perfect novelty to take you from your morning green juice shot to a cheeky after-work tequila. Complementing the traditional clip-on smartphone case in engraved metal, a leather and satin minaudièrecase features a gold chain handle or it can be paired with a FENDI clipped satin strap and a long, flapped evening purse is crafted in glittering gold mesh ‘chainmail’. With no ‘tech’ left unturned, even the laptop gets the FENDI X CHAOS treatment with playful FENDI fur and shearling protective panels. Like instant collectibles, each FENDI X CHAOS creation is a playful plug-in designed to be mixed and matched – bringing the CHAOS theory of customization into the FENDI universe.  

AGL for Spring & Summer 2021
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AGL for Spring & Summer 2021

Accessories Sara, Vera and Mari – The Giusti sisters – introduce their personal new aesthetic that has been designed in dialogue with the new generation of women and their new vision of the world.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 shoe collection is the result of a process where creativity embrace the essential and colors are key players: from pastels to vivid hues. The research of a new fashion minimalism threads through balanced mash up of colors and the use of ne soft materials as nappa leather, iridescent embossed lizard effect leather and tulle.   The re ned study of shapes and styles shines through this collection: shoes are easy and versatile therefore both pure silhouettes and sculptural shapes are crafted with clean-cut or daring cut-off, soft weaves and leather nets.   All this is directed as in a symphony by sober elegance and strong commitment to the brand codes: care for quality leads the Italian brand to timeless contemporary pieces created with the most sophisticated craftsmanship, the use of high-quality materials and with keen attention to details. Together with a sensitive balance between practicality and femininity: AGL cosmopolite women care about aesthetic and comfort, looking for Made in Italy perfection and comfortable day-to-night con dence.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 collection will be presented through an innovative visual project created with the use of arti cial intelligence through the GAN algorithm (Generative Adversarial Networks). It is one of the very rst attempt to bring AI into fashion moving imagery where human shape, the clothing they wear are recognized and mixed by an electronic machine to create an organic and unpredictable ow of images. The video directed by videographer Alberto Maria Colombo  was unveiled at AGL showroom in Milan. Sara, Vera and Mari – The Giusti sisters – introduce their personal new aesthetic that has been designed in dialogue with the new generation of women and their new vision of the world.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 shoe collection is the result of a process where creativity embrace the essential and colors are key players: from pastels to vivid hues. The research of a new fashion minimalism threads through balanced mash up of colors and the use of ne soft materials as nappa leather, iridescent embossed lizard effect leather and tulle.   The re ned study of shapes and styles shines through this collection: shoes are easy and versatile therefore both pure silhouettes and sculptural shapes are crafted with clean-cut or daring cut-off, soft weaves and leather nets.   All this is directed as in a symphony by sober elegance and strong commitment to the brand codes: care for quality leads the Italian brand to timeless contemporary pieces created with the most sophisticated craftsmanship, the use of high-quality materials and with keen attention to details. Together with a sensitive balance between practicality and femininity: AGL cosmopolite women care about aesthetic and comfort, looking for Made in Italy perfection and comfortable day-to-night con dence.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 collection will be presented through an innovative visual project created with the use of arti cial intelligence through the GAN algorithm (Generative Adversarial Networks). It is one of the very rst attempt to bring AI into fashion moving imagery where human shape, the clothing they wear are recognized and mixed by an electronic machine to create an organic and unpredictable ow of images. The video directed by videographer Alberto Maria Colombo  was unveiled at AGL showroom in Milan.

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Acne Studios brings new concept to historic Norrmalmstorg store
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Acne Studios brings new concept to historic Norrmalmstorg store

Fashion Acne Studios is pleased to announce a whole new look to refresh its Norrmalmstorg store in Stockholm. The refurbishment follows the brand’s global store ethos, where each location makes individual use of the Acne Studios design language.   “It’s a temple. For me the idea of a temple is a place that belongs to no one but is owned by everyone. It’s part of our history but also the future. This is how I see our monumental flagship store in Stockholm” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.   Acne Studios is pleased to announce a whole new look to refresh its Norrmalmstorg store in Stockholm. The refurbishment follows the brand’s global store ethos, where each location makes individual use of the Acne Studios design language.   “It’s a temple. For me the idea of a temple is a place that belongs to no one but is owned by everyone. It’s part of our history but also the future. This is how I see our monumental flagship store in Stockholm” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.  

Vans Announces Anderson .Paak as Global Music Ambassador and Debuts Exclusive Footwear and Accessories Collaboration
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Vans Announces Anderson .Paak as Global Music Ambassador and Debuts Exclusive Footwear and Accessories Collaboration

Accessories Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to announce three-time Grammy award-winning artist, musician and producer Anderson .Paak as the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. Vans and AP share a mutual passion to promote creative expression through their active support of art and music. AP is longtime fan of the brand and always aspires to uplift the community around him, making him a natural addition to the Vans family. Having once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California, AP has since gone on to perform live on theHouse of Vans stage and is featured as part of Vans’ global music content series, Sidestripe Sessions. This year, AP will serve as one of the global judges for the brand’s Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world.     “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.”   “We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are excited to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated music and art initiatives, product design and enabling creativity within the local community and around the world,” said Tierney Stout, global music marketing lead at Vans. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him into the Vans Family.”   The forthcoming partnership is celebrated with an exclusive footwear and accessories collection inspired by AP’s Southern California roots and his critically-acclaimed breakthrough albums Venice and Malibu. The two-piece footwear assortment headlines with the ubiquitous Old Skool DX silhouette inspired by AP’s debut album, Venice which features a wavy, psychedelic upper that mixes digital print and 3D printing for added depth and texture and is finished with bold yellow eyelets and a translucent blue vinyl Sidestripe. TheSid DX pays homage to AP’s 2016 album, Malibu and showcases embroidered chenille pattern uppers complimented by tonal black laces and stitching, and features a Flying-V logo embroidered at each side. Each footwear model is finished with a custom tongue label message from AP along with translucent green waffle soles, custom packaging and dust bag matching back to the collection. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection includes a matchingAP Bucket Hat that showcases each of the custom prints, silicon patches and signature quotes affixed to the brim of each hat. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection will be available worldwide on November 13 and will retail for €45 - €115 / £37 - £95. Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to announce three-time Grammy award-winning artist, musician and producer Anderson .Paak as the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. Vans and AP share a mutual passion to promote creative expression through their active support of art and music. AP is longtime fan of the brand and always aspires to uplift the community around him, making him a natural addition to the Vans family. Having once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California, AP has since gone on to perform live on theHouse of Vans stage and is featured as part of Vans’ global music content series, Sidestripe Sessions. This year, AP will serve as one of the global judges for the brand’s Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world.     “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.”   “We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are excited to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated music and art initiatives, product design and enabling creativity within the local community and around the world,” said Tierney Stout, global music marketing lead at Vans. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him into the Vans Family.”   The forthcoming partnership is celebrated with an exclusive footwear and accessories collection inspired by AP’s Southern California roots and his critically-acclaimed breakthrough albums Venice and Malibu. The two-piece footwear assortment headlines with the ubiquitous Old Skool DX silhouette inspired by AP’s debut album, Venice which features a wavy, psychedelic upper that mixes digital print and 3D printing for added depth and texture and is finished with bold yellow eyelets and a translucent blue vinyl Sidestripe. TheSid DX pays homage to AP’s 2016 album, Malibu and showcases embroidered chenille pattern uppers complimented by tonal black laces and stitching, and features a Flying-V logo embroidered at each side. Each footwear model is finished with a custom tongue label message from AP along with translucent green waffle soles, custom packaging and dust bag matching back to the collection. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection includes a matchingAP Bucket Hat that showcases each of the custom prints, silicon patches and signature quotes affixed to the brim of each hat. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection will be available worldwide on November 13 and will retail for €45 - €115 / £37 - £95.

American Vintage - Masculine. Feminine. Plural.
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American Vintage - Masculine. Feminine. Plural.

Fashion Rooted in the DNA of American Vintage from the very start, the brand’s unisex approach to clothing takes a twin turn this season. Masculine and feminine cover their tracks and reinvent their own rules.   Shared materials, swapped pieces, same cuts. Between a man’s and a woman’s wardrobe, interchange organic cotton tees or oversized polos. In a range of vintage colours, you’ll love the softness of cotton fleece, the sharper lines of a zipped mock polo neck or the rectilinear geometry of sportswear zippers that stand out on gender-fluid silhouettes.   In autumn, the sizing also pairs up to better adapt to each individual. A matching ensemble, in the form of a suit, denim overalls, a long wool coat or a technical bomber jacket, comes together in a new symbiosis. Crafted for men and women, the iconic brand materials, in cotton and knitwear, declare a mutual and unique harmony, echoing the reinterpreted basics of the House. Rooted in the DNA of American Vintage from the very start, the brand’s unisex approach to clothing takes a twin turn this season. Masculine and feminine cover their tracks and reinvent their own rules.   Shared materials, swapped pieces, same cuts. Between a man’s and a woman’s wardrobe, interchange organic cotton tees or oversized polos. In a range of vintage colours, you’ll love the softness of cotton fleece, the sharper lines of a zipped mock polo neck or the rectilinear geometry of sportswear zippers that stand out on gender-fluid silhouettes.   In autumn, the sizing also pairs up to better adapt to each individual. A matching ensemble, in the form of a suit, denim overalls, a long wool coat or a technical bomber jacket, comes together in a new symbiosis. Crafted for men and women, the iconic brand materials, in cotton and knitwear, declare a mutual and unique harmony, echoing the reinterpreted basics of the House.

GLENN MARTENS APPOINTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DIESEL
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GLENN MARTENS APPOINTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF DIESEL

Fashion OTB is proud to announce the appointment of Glenn Martens as Creative Director of Diesel effective immediately. In his new role, Glenn will overview the global brand’s style, communications, interior design, and more in general its overall creativity.     Born in 1983, Glenn Martens is a Belgian designer who started his career at Jean Paul Gaultier, and since 2013 he is the Creative Director of Parisian brand Y/Project. In 2017 Glenn won the ANDAM award (of which OTB is one of the historical supporters), and in 2018 Glenn was one of the guest designers of Diesel’s experimental capsule series Diesel Red Tag.     Thus Renzo Rosso, President of OTB: “Ever since I met Glenn in 2017 I saw his experience grow and his talent cement. Working with him on Diesel Red Tag, going through our company’s archives and heritage together, seeing him interact with the brand, brought us closer, and I am happy to now see him take the helm of Diesel, where he will marry his design vision with the iconoclastic values of this unique brand”.      “I am extremely honored and excited to join the Diesel family. Synonymous with radicality, honesty, and optimism, Diesel helped shape the way we see the future. Its unique voice has made it an undeniable icon. Today, more than ever, I feel the need to celebrate these founding values, to build bridges through a message of hope”, is the comment of Glenn Martens.  OTB is proud to announce the appointment of Glenn Martens as Creative Director of Diesel effective immediately. In his new role, Glenn will overview the global brand’s style, communications, interior design, and more in general its overall creativity.     Born in 1983, Glenn Martens is a Belgian designer who started his career at Jean Paul Gaultier, and since 2013 he is the Creative Director of Parisian brand Y/Project. In 2017 Glenn won the ANDAM award (of which OTB is one of the historical supporters), and in 2018 Glenn was one of the guest designers of Diesel’s experimental capsule series Diesel Red Tag.     Thus Renzo Rosso, President of OTB: “Ever since I met Glenn in 2017 I saw his experience grow and his talent cement. Working with him on Diesel Red Tag, going through our company’s archives and heritage together, seeing him interact with the brand, brought us closer, and I am happy to now see him take the helm of Diesel, where he will marry his design vision with the iconoclastic values of this unique brand”.      “I am extremely honored and excited to join the Diesel family. Synonymous with radicality, honesty, and optimism, Diesel helped shape the way we see the future. Its unique voice has made it an undeniable icon. Today, more than ever, I feel the need to celebrate these founding values, to build bridges through a message of hope”, is the comment of Glenn Martens. 

Pillows Charme Hotel Château De Raay, Baarlo
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Pillows Charme Hotel Château De Raay, Baarlo

Travel Awake at a 13th century castle hotel, located on a green estate in Baarlo, Limburg. With a large garden and a pond full of water lilies, embedded in total peace of nature. Stroll along the herbs garden an glass coister, where the herbs grow, waiting to be used by the chefs to prepare classic dishes from all over the world, with a modern twist. Enough reasons to stay within the gates of the castle, but walking and cycling in the surrounding forests and nature reserves are a real treat as well. Pillows Hotels offers you a feeling of being at home at exciting destinations in The Netherlands and Belgium.     Enjoy their delightful and charming rooms in their historic castle hotel. Experience the charm of our Castle Rooms in the historic part of the hotel, or enjoy the view on the surrounding estate in one of their Garden Rooms.     Restaurant De Tuin van de Barones: In De Tuin van de Barones they bring dishes from all over the world together in Limburg. Modern spins on traditional dishes, prepared with local products and products from our own herb and vegetable garden. Enjoy our culinary delights in the conservatory or on their estates garden terrace. You can explore the menu on their website bellow.     "The hotel is truly unique, not only because of it being in a castle but also because of it's design, details, great food and great location. You can just hop on a bike an explore the area around the hotel and Baarlo, which is truly worth seeing. It's a unique hotel and offers a unique experience." - Timotej Letonja     More about the hotel and restaurant: https://www.pillowshotels.com/baarlo/ , https://www.detuinvandebarones.com     CONTACT: Pillows Charme Hotel Château De Raay Raayerveldlaan 6 – 5991 EN Baarlo+31 77 321 40 00baarlo@pillowshotels.com Awake at a 13th century castle hotel, located on a green estate in Baarlo, Limburg. With a large garden and a pond full of water lilies, embedded in total peace of nature. Stroll along the herbs garden an glass coister, where the herbs grow, waiting to be used by the chefs to prepare classic dishes from all over the world, with a modern twist. Enough reasons to stay within the gates of the castle, but walking and cycling in the surrounding forests and nature reserves are a real treat as well. Pillows Hotels offers you a feeling of being at home at exciting destinations in The Netherlands and Belgium.     Enjoy their delightful and charming rooms in their historic castle hotel. Experience the charm of our Castle Rooms in the historic part of the hotel, or enjoy the view on the surrounding estate in one of their Garden Rooms.     Restaurant De Tuin van de Barones: In De Tuin van de Barones they bring dishes from all over the world together in Limburg. Modern spins on traditional dishes, prepared with local products and products from our own herb and vegetable garden. Enjoy our culinary delights in the conservatory or on their estates garden terrace. You can explore the menu on their website bellow.     "The hotel is truly unique, not only because of it being in a castle but also because of it's design, details, great food and great location. You can just hop on a bike an explore the area around the hotel and Baarlo, which is truly worth seeing. It's a unique hotel and offers a unique experience." - Timotej Letonja     More about the hotel and restaurant: https://www.pillowshotels.com/baarlo/ , https://www.detuinvandebarones.com     CONTACT: Pillows Charme Hotel Château De Raay Raayerveldlaan 6 – 5991 EN Baarlo+31 77 321 40 00baarlo@pillowshotels.com

Dior for Spring & Summer 2021
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Dior for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion Week The spring-summer 2021 ready-to-wear show offers a fresh opportunity to bear witness to the pluralistic richness of cultures through the singular and powerful prism of women’s voices.   Starting from that premise, Maria Grazia Chiuricombines, at the heart of her collection, two precious techniques – Indonesian ikat and chiné, which was developed in Europe in the 16th century – both of which consist of coloring the warp threads before weaving, true standard-bearers and the Ariadne’s thread behind these unique silhouettes. Originally created in Asia, these emblematic ancestral fabrics have given life to numerous variations and reinventions that share a common origin.     One of the Creative Director’s favorite materials for its graphic, couture spirit, chiné enhanced a flared coat from 1959 — evoking the Trapeze line created for Dior by the founding couturier’s successor, Yves Saint Laurent. Today, its delicate silk threads constellate reversible coats and jackets, reinterpreting House symbols such as paisley and the signature toile de Jouy. Like a fascinating encounter, the reverse side of these pieces is patterned with traditional ikats made by weavers in Bali, reflecting an infinitely precious savoir-faire. This extremely refined, exceptional craftsmanship is a language in itself, a way of expressing and affirming femininity that resonates more than ever given the committed philosophy upheld by the Creative Director of Dior women’s collections. An approach of solidarity, and a captivating dialogue between Dior and Indonesian craftswomen celebrate excellence and allow this unique heritage to radiate around the world.     By passing down this priceless heritage and its fascinating transformations over time as well as through various encounters and changing lifestyles, this collection pays homage to both the formidable diversity of savoir-faire and the virtuosity of the petites mains that weave it. An inspiring encounter that reiterates Maria Grazia Chiuri’sdesire to highlight world cultures and to juxtapose and assemble words, images and prints: a spellbinding creative odyssey, from text to textile. In order to protect this unique world heritage, and in keeping with initiatives by the Indonesian government, Dior is committed to working hand-in-hand with local experts and artisans to safeguard this cultural asset and ensure that its precious techniques live on. The spring-summer 2021 ready-to-wear show offers a fresh opportunity to bear witness to the pluralistic richness of cultures through the singular and powerful prism of women’s voices.   Starting from that premise, Maria Grazia Chiuricombines, at the heart of her collection, two precious techniques – Indonesian ikat and chiné, which was developed in Europe in the 16th century – both of which consist of coloring the warp threads before weaving, true standard-bearers and the Ariadne’s thread behind these unique silhouettes. Originally created in Asia, these emblematic ancestral fabrics have given life to numerous variations and reinventions that share a common origin.     One of the Creative Director’s favorite materials for its graphic, couture spirit, chiné enhanced a flared coat from 1959 — evoking the Trapeze line created for Dior by the founding couturier’s successor, Yves Saint Laurent. Today, its delicate silk threads constellate reversible coats and jackets, reinterpreting House symbols such as paisley and the signature toile de Jouy. Like a fascinating encounter, the reverse side of these pieces is patterned with traditional ikats made by weavers in Bali, reflecting an infinitely precious savoir-faire. This extremely refined, exceptional craftsmanship is a language in itself, a way of expressing and affirming femininity that resonates more than ever given the committed philosophy upheld by the Creative Director of Dior women’s collections. An approach of solidarity, and a captivating dialogue between Dior and Indonesian craftswomen celebrate excellence and allow this unique heritage to radiate around the world.     By passing down this priceless heritage and its fascinating transformations over time as well as through various encounters and changing lifestyles, this collection pays homage to both the formidable diversity of savoir-faire and the virtuosity of the petites mains that weave it. An inspiring encounter that reiterates Maria Grazia Chiuri’sdesire to highlight world cultures and to juxtapose and assemble words, images and prints: a spellbinding creative odyssey, from text to textile. In order to protect this unique world heritage, and in keeping with initiatives by the Indonesian government, Dior is committed to working hand-in-hand with local experts and artisans to safeguard this cultural asset and ensure that its precious techniques live on.

Messika Paris by Kate Moss
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Messika Paris by Kate Moss

Jewelry Kate Moss, Valérie Messika: At the heart of a unique high jewelry collection with two strong, spirited women. Using one simple word - freedom - the fashion icon and the diamond jewelry designer have collaborated with spontaneity and sincerity. By each harnessing the other’s art, they have been able to express the different facets of their singular personalities through unbridled creativity. Together, they have created a collection of high fashion jewelry that is expressively eclectic and defiantly diverse, which pays homage to a woman who has transcended generations and styles.     “It had to happen.” This was Valérie Messika’s response when we asked her how the collaboration with the iconic top model came about. While Kate has been placing her libertarian imprint firmly on the world, the designer has been busy designing jewelry. Guided by her own rules but most of all her instinct, she creates high jewelry which is light, assured, and uninhibited, which affirms her own style and joyously proclaims the various facets of her personality. Valérie Messika’s aim when designing her jewelry is “To bring women a touch of sparkle and self-confidence.”     It should be noted that Kate Moss, and the fashion world in general, have particularlyinspiredtheMaison’sdesigner. The woman who made skinny jeans, a leopard print jacket and little black boots famous, who stalks the runways of the most prestigious fashion shows with a cavalier nonchalance; the woman who is consistently in demand at the most highly-regarded fashion houses, and who most of all, imbues whatever label she is wearing with her own inimitable style, can now add the title of Messika jewelry designer to her portfolio.     Everything began with a jewelry box. Kate’s. The colour, the oversized designs, inspiration from all over the world, and an art deco feel. A world that was at first glance quite removed from Messika jewelry, but ultimately extremely exciting for the designer. Two heads rather than one meant that more than one hundred unique pieces of jewelry were imagined. Valérie was unwavering in her belief that the co-designed jewelry should embody both the Maison’s values and Kate’s style. The movement of the stones, the fluidity of the lines, the suppleness of the jewelry, the boldness of the wearer... Together, they found a common language within the mixture of types of gold, various diamond cuts and even the way the precious materials were used. The collection is lively, eclectic and brightly coloured; and most certainly not boring. A daring decision? Probably. But an assured one nonetheless. Inspired and inspiring, closer than ever, the two women visualised this collection almost instinctively. They have created jewelry in their own image; with no restraints holding them back. As both designers and stylists, they have developed a type of relaxed luxury. Kate Moss, Valérie Messika: At the heart of a unique high jewelry collection with two strong, spirited women. Using one simple word - freedom - the fashion icon and the diamond jewelry designer have collaborated with spontaneity and sincerity. By each harnessing the other’s art, they have been able to express the different facets of their singular personalities through unbridled creativity. Together, they have created a collection of high fashion jewelry that is expressively eclectic and defiantly diverse, which pays homage to a woman who has transcended generations and styles.     “It had to happen.” This was Valérie Messika’s response when we asked her how the collaboration with the iconic top model came about. While Kate has been placing her libertarian imprint firmly on the world, the designer has been busy designing jewelry. Guided by her own rules but most of all her instinct, she creates high jewelry which is light, assured, and uninhibited, which affirms her own style and joyously proclaims the various facets of her personality. Valérie Messika’s aim when designing her jewelry is “To bring women a touch of sparkle and self-confidence.”     It should be noted that Kate Moss, and the fashion world in general, have particularlyinspiredtheMaison’sdesigner. The woman who made skinny jeans, a leopard print jacket and little black boots famous, who stalks the runways of the most prestigious fashion shows with a cavalier nonchalance; the woman who is consistently in demand at the most highly-regarded fashion houses, and who most of all, imbues whatever label she is wearing with her own inimitable style, can now add the title of Messika jewelry designer to her portfolio.     Everything began with a jewelry box. Kate’s. The colour, the oversized designs, inspiration from all over the world, and an art deco feel. A world that was at first glance quite removed from Messika jewelry, but ultimately extremely exciting for the designer. Two heads rather than one meant that more than one hundred unique pieces of jewelry were imagined. Valérie was unwavering in her belief that the co-designed jewelry should embody both the Maison’s values and Kate’s style. The movement of the stones, the fluidity of the lines, the suppleness of the jewelry, the boldness of the wearer... Together, they found a common language within the mixture of types of gold, various diamond cuts and even the way the precious materials were used. The collection is lively, eclectic and brightly coloured; and most certainly not boring. A daring decision? Probably. But an assured one nonetheless. Inspired and inspiring, closer than ever, the two women visualised this collection almost instinctively. They have created jewelry in their own image; with no restraints holding them back. As both designers and stylists, they have developed a type of relaxed luxury.

Chloé for Spring Summer 2021
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Chloé for Spring Summer 2021

Fashion Week The perennial Chloé optimism looks ever forward, embracing the possibilities of women and the power unlocked by their vital communion. Reflecting on intimacies and affirmations with oneself and the world around us, the Summer 2021 collection designed by Natacha Ramsay-Levi appears as a series of signposts: silhouettes in constant movement on the streets of Paris that converge on the steps of the Palais de Tokyo. The digital and physical gesture explores the concepts of walking and watching as contemplative exercises, inviting interpretation by both the wearer and her spectators. As female bodies united inthis haven of artistic excellence, each strikes a new chord in the show’sharmonious soundscape.     Mirroring our global context through the female gaze, the graphic silkscreen works of American artist Corita Kent ebb and flow throughout the collection as moments of urgent visual poetry writ large in colour. They epitomise the season’s innately ‘collaged’ spirit, where an accumulation of Chloé symbols becomes a rebellious act of femininity performed. Amongst multi-layered planes of colour— washed neons, bleached neutrals and warm mineral tones — Corita’s artworks are printed, knitted and woven into garments and accessories, epitomising the mixed-media approach to silhouettes and surfaces throughout.     As order in chaos, decoration is tempered by graceful geometries. In effortless statements of Chloé flou, pleated crèpe ‘arsenic’ dresses and camisoles are setwith fine lines of valenciennes lacework, embroidered butterfly collars adorn supple rib knits, and cotton tunics are stenciled with posies or appliqué Art Nouveau blooms. Caught by tooled and topstitched trench belts, sack skirts and tablier dresses in silk and summer wools juxtapose ruffled shoulders, crochet inserts and contrast broderie anglaise. Boyish separates ground the season’sairy silhouettes, from long blazers and camp shirts to full trousers and pleat shorts in stonewash gabardine — each piece a new expression of timeless Chloé attitudes remixed and revisited for today.     Interwoven with gestures and characters of seasons past, the Chloé Spring Summer 2021 accessories collection remains a bold step forward, introducing the sculptural gilded motif of the new Chloé Kiss that scales up and down as hardware on hobo and moulded clutch bags, belts and jewellery pieces. The new Hailey bolster-shaped handbag in smooth calfskin features a brushed gold stirrup frame and supple drawstring sides, whilst the classic Daria and a newsunglasses pouch are stamped with Corita Kent’s silkscreen word art.Femininities amulet jewels return engraved and inlaid, ergonomic cuffs are sheathed in leather and enamel, as the Chloé Kiss becomes drop earrings and a shapely infinity pendant. On foot, laced and keyhole sandal boots create a contoured line in layered leather, canvas and suede. The perennial Chloé optimism looks ever forward, embracing the possibilities of women and the power unlocked by their vital communion. Reflecting on intimacies and affirmations with oneself and the world around us, the Summer 2021 collection designed by Natacha Ramsay-Levi appears as a series of signposts: silhouettes in constant movement on the streets of Paris that converge on the steps of the Palais de Tokyo. The digital and physical gesture explores the concepts of walking and watching as contemplative exercises, inviting interpretation by both the wearer and her spectators. As female bodies united inthis haven of artistic excellence, each strikes a new chord in the show’sharmonious soundscape.     Mirroring our global context through the female gaze, the graphic silkscreen works of American artist Corita Kent ebb and flow throughout the collection as moments of urgent visual poetry writ large in colour. They epitomise the season’s innately ‘collaged’ spirit, where an accumulation of Chloé symbols becomes a rebellious act of femininity performed. Amongst multi-layered planes of colour— washed neons, bleached neutrals and warm mineral tones — Corita’s artworks are printed, knitted and woven into garments and accessories, epitomising the mixed-media approach to silhouettes and surfaces throughout.     As order in chaos, decoration is tempered by graceful geometries. In effortless statements of Chloé flou, pleated crèpe ‘arsenic’ dresses and camisoles are setwith fine lines of valenciennes lacework, embroidered butterfly collars adorn supple rib knits, and cotton tunics are stenciled with posies or appliqué Art Nouveau blooms. Caught by tooled and topstitched trench belts, sack skirts and tablier dresses in silk and summer wools juxtapose ruffled shoulders, crochet inserts and contrast broderie anglaise. Boyish separates ground the season’sairy silhouettes, from long blazers and camp shirts to full trousers and pleat shorts in stonewash gabardine — each piece a new expression of timeless Chloé attitudes remixed and revisited for today.     Interwoven with gestures and characters of seasons past, the Chloé Spring Summer 2021 accessories collection remains a bold step forward, introducing the sculptural gilded motif of the new Chloé Kiss that scales up and down as hardware on hobo and moulded clutch bags, belts and jewellery pieces. The new Hailey bolster-shaped handbag in smooth calfskin features a brushed gold stirrup frame and supple drawstring sides, whilst the classic Daria and a newsunglasses pouch are stamped with Corita Kent’s silkscreen word art.Femininities amulet jewels return engraved and inlaid, ergonomic cuffs are sheathed in leather and enamel, as the Chloé Kiss becomes drop earrings and a shapely infinity pendant. On foot, laced and keyhole sandal boots create a contoured line in layered leather, canvas and suede.

TOMMY HILFIGER ACCELERATES TRANSITION TO A CIRCULAR BUSINESS WITH LAUNCH OF ‘TOMMY FOR LIFE’
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TOMMY HILFIGER ACCELERATES TRANSITION TO A CIRCULAR BUSINESS WITH LAUNCH OF ‘TOMMY FOR LIFE’

Design Tommy Hilfiger, announces the launch of ‘Tommyfor Life,’ a pioneering circular business model that will take pre-owned TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS pieces as well as damaged items from retail operations, to make them good as new or remix them into completely new styles. ‘Tommyfor Life’ products will go through a renewal process that includes professional cleaning, repairing, restoring and a strict quality assurance and control. ‘Tommy for Life’ will be piloted in the Netherlands starting today, before expanding to other European markets in 2021. ‘Tommyfor Life’ products will be available for purchase online exclusively at tommyforlife.com.      “The time to drive real, impactful change in the fashion industry is here and now, so we are committed to identifying ways to innovate our business models, practices and the way we interact with our consumers,” said Martijn Hagman, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. “‘Tommyfor Life’ provides solutions to one of our industry’s greatest challenges: switching from a “take-make-waste” approach to a model in which we keep products and materials in use as long as possible. Our investments in a business model that pioneers this at this scale and complexity will have true impact – not only on our brand, but on the future of the industry as a whole.”     The ‘Tommyfor Life’ program has developed three key product lines to extend the life of garments taken in:   Reloved: Previously owned products traded-in by consumers. Refreshed: Restored items from store and e-commerce returns. For example, items from the retail inventories that become unsaleable or proved defective, such as becoming stained as a result of handling, broken seams, lost buttons, etc. Remixed: Beginning in 2021, products that cannot be cleaned in full or repaired will be taken apart, with their materials used to create new, unique designs.     ‘Tommyfor Life’ is one of the initiatives tied to Tommy Hilfiger’sMake it Possible program, a bold approach to environmental and social sustainability that reinforces the organization’s commitment to create fashion that ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All’. The new business model is in line with Tommy Hilfiger’s vision to make products that are fully circular and that can be part of a sustainable loop by 2030.     To participate in ‘Tommyfor Life’, consumers are invited to trade-in their pre-loved TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS items at TOMMY HILFIGER stores or send them via mail in exchange for discount vouchers. The value of the vouchers will depend on the type and number of items traded, regardless of their condition. In partnership with The Renewal Workshop – the leading provider of a circular solutions for apparel and textile brands – Tommy Hilfiger will sort, clean and repair donated items, restoring them to a newfound glory. What cannot be restored will be remixed into a new line of unique designs. Those that cannot be remixed will be recycled into yarns or repurposed, for instance into insulation. Nothing will go to waste.      To purchase product, trade in TOMMY HILFIGER products and learn more about the program, visit tommyforlife.com. Tommy Hilfiger, announces the launch of ‘Tommyfor Life,’ a pioneering circular business model that will take pre-owned TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS pieces as well as damaged items from retail operations, to make them good as new or remix them into completely new styles. ‘Tommyfor Life’ products will go through a renewal process that includes professional cleaning, repairing, restoring and a strict quality assurance and control. ‘Tommy for Life’ will be piloted in the Netherlands starting today, before expanding to other European markets in 2021. ‘Tommyfor Life’ products will be available for purchase online exclusively at tommyforlife.com.      “The time to drive real, impactful change in the fashion industry is here and now, so we are committed to identifying ways to innovate our business models, practices and the way we interact with our consumers,” said Martijn Hagman, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. “‘Tommyfor Life’ provides solutions to one of our industry’s greatest challenges: switching from a “take-make-waste” approach to a model in which we keep products and materials in use as long as possible. Our investments in a business model that pioneers this at this scale and complexity will have true impact – not only on our brand, but on the future of the industry as a whole.”     The ‘Tommyfor Life’ program has developed three key product lines to extend the life of garments taken in:   Reloved: Previously owned products traded-in by consumers. Refreshed: Restored items from store and e-commerce returns. For example, items from the retail inventories that become unsaleable or proved defective, such as becoming stained as a result of handling, broken seams, lost buttons, etc. Remixed: Beginning in 2021, products that cannot be cleaned in full or repaired will be taken apart, with their materials used to create new, unique designs.     ‘Tommyfor Life’ is one of the initiatives tied to Tommy Hilfiger’sMake it Possible program, a bold approach to environmental and social sustainability that reinforces the organization’s commitment to create fashion that ‘Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All’. The new business model is in line with Tommy Hilfiger’s vision to make products that are fully circular and that can be part of a sustainable loop by 2030.     To participate in ‘Tommyfor Life’, consumers are invited to trade-in their pre-loved TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS items at TOMMY HILFIGER stores or send them via mail in exchange for discount vouchers. The value of the vouchers will depend on the type and number of items traded, regardless of their condition. In partnership with The Renewal Workshop – the leading provider of a circular solutions for apparel and textile brands – Tommy Hilfiger will sort, clean and repair donated items, restoring them to a newfound glory. What cannot be restored will be remixed into a new line of unique designs. Those that cannot be remixed will be recycled into yarns or repurposed, for instance into insulation. Nothing will go to waste.      To purchase product, trade in TOMMY HILFIGER products and learn more about the program, visit tommyforlife.com.

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