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VERSACE POUR FEMME: DYLAN TURQUOISE
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VERSACE POUR FEMME: DYLAN TURQUOISE

Beauty   “Dream away to a distant tropical island where the blue sky flows into the crystal clear water. The sea breeze awakens your senses, giving your soul a boost of new energy. A scent that reminds you of warm and summer days. Versace pour femme Dylan Turquoise is an ode to the sensuality of the Versace woman ” - Donatella Versace.     THE PERFUME: Lively and playful, traditional and innovative, Dylan Turquoise perfectly complements the Versace family of women's and men's fragrances. Primofiori lemon creates a playful opening. The heart of the fragrance is filled with creativity with Guava for an exotic undertone. The woody base in combination with the white musk provides a sensual finish.     “Dream away to a distant tropical island where the blue sky flows into the crystal clear water. The sea breeze awakens your senses, giving your soul a boost of new energy. A scent that reminds you of warm and summer days. Versace pour femme Dylan Turquoise is an ode to the sensuality of the Versace woman ” - Donatella Versace.     THE PERFUME: Lively and playful, traditional and innovative, Dylan Turquoise perfectly complements the Versace family of women's and men's fragrances. Primofiori lemon creates a playful opening. The heart of the fragrance is filled with creativity with Guava for an exotic undertone. The woody base in combination with the white musk provides a sensual finish.  

Isabel Marant presents the new men's collection for Fall & Winter 2021
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Isabel Marant presents the new men's collection for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week CLASS OF 2021   Another year begins in the Isabel Marant cloakroom. The Fall-Winter 2021 silhouette that mixes comfortable pieces with reinterpreted formal staples reflects an adaptation to a disrupted way of life. Vintage sportswear-inspired garments set the pace for the collection: striped knitted polo shirts, puffer jackets, polar fleece hoodie. Floral patterns blend surprisingly with a technical windbreaker jacket. The contrast between inside and out paves the way for a new kind of uniform where a wool suit jacket meets dazzling sweatpants. A blanket-like scarf sticks out from a tote bag. The almost grunge layering of colors and prints is softened by the presence of neutral fabrics that create an immediate sense of timelessness. Shearling takes the form of either a hooded jacket or a college teddy with an initial letter. This sport spirit conveys a need for dynamism, further enhanced by the omnipresence of sneakers. The Isabel Marant man has dreams of travel and escape that this collection helps fulfill.       MODELS: Alpha Dia, Lucas El Bali, Fernando Lindez, Freek Iven, Leon Dame   IMAGES: Bruno Staub CLASS OF 2021   Another year begins in the Isabel Marant cloakroom. The Fall-Winter 2021 silhouette that mixes comfortable pieces with reinterpreted formal staples reflects an adaptation to a disrupted way of life. Vintage sportswear-inspired garments set the pace for the collection: striped knitted polo shirts, puffer jackets, polar fleece hoodie. Floral patterns blend surprisingly with a technical windbreaker jacket. The contrast between inside and out paves the way for a new kind of uniform where a wool suit jacket meets dazzling sweatpants. A blanket-like scarf sticks out from a tote bag. The almost grunge layering of colors and prints is softened by the presence of neutral fabrics that create an immediate sense of timelessness. Shearling takes the form of either a hooded jacket or a college teddy with an initial letter. This sport spirit conveys a need for dynamism, further enhanced by the omnipresence of sneakers. The Isabel Marant man has dreams of travel and escape that this collection helps fulfill.       MODELS: Alpha Dia, Lucas El Bali, Fernando Lindez, Freek Iven, Leon Dame   IMAGES: Bruno Staub

New Louis Vuitton fragrance "Étoile Filante"
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New Louis Vuitton fragrance "Étoile Filante"

Beauty Les Parfums Louis Vuitton unveil a new fragrance, Étoile Filante, composed in Grasse by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. A voyage for the senses, a precious nectar, nestled in the House’s signature perfume bottle.     A ball of fire in the heart of night, the shooting star shines bright in the heavenly vault. Its odyssey through the infinite culminates in a furious race, illuminating a night as black as ink and tracing out a radiant future — one that brings people together. A dancing star that dazzles; a metaphor for a borderless journey that connects one with oneself as much as others. This symbol of joy and gaiety spreads a universal message of hope, as an invitation to shine and, thanks to its resplendent panache, turns the most precious of dreams into reality.     Pure creation is nourished by memories — of journeys and encounters, of moments suspended in time that remain forever engraved in the mind. To capture that ray of joy, transcribe it into perfume and let it radiate on the skin, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud chose osmanthus, a flower that is venerated in the Far East and which the perfumer has adored since childhood. “Osmanthus absolute was my first revelation among raw materials when, at 11, I discovered it in my father’s laboratory in Grasse. Its marvellous scent, as well as a name that evokes distant horizons, immediately fascinated me,” he recounts. Years later, a fabulous journey found the Master Perfumer in China, on the trail of this dazzling flower. “At nightfall, all around the stalls in the flower market, this original, suave scent of osmanthus and magnolia would waft through the air. I was deeply moved by that magic, heady fragrance — pairing those two elements from nature seemed to me self-evident,” explains Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. A perfumer’s dream come true. An aesthete by nature, he meticulously selected the freshest blooms. For the first time, osmanthus reigned supreme, the keynote in a score that reveals all its splendour. Its naturally fruity nuances of apricot and cassis give it a unique softness, as delicate as peach skin. The tiny flower becomes immense, infusing the entire fragrance with its radiance.     A touch of jasmine from Grasse obtained using CO2 extraction — a technique exclusive to Louis Vuitton – amplifies its floral character, as well as its velvety aspect, with light notes of sun-ripened strawberry. This radiance attains its zenith upon contact with an essence of magnolia from China of exceptional quality, also exclusive to the House. “A perfect illustration of floral freshness that is vibrant and rich in contrast, with marvellous tenacity. It’s an ingredient that makes you smile,” notes the Master Perfumer. In a rush of tenderness, a shimmering whisper of white musks enlaces the flowers, enveloping them in a veil of softness that caresses the skin. Touched by grace, Étoile Filante carries within it the most beautiful emotions, celebrating joy, hope and sheer beauty. Les Parfums Louis Vuitton unveil a new fragrance, Étoile Filante, composed in Grasse by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. A voyage for the senses, a precious nectar, nestled in the House’s signature perfume bottle.     A ball of fire in the heart of night, the shooting star shines bright in the heavenly vault. Its odyssey through the infinite culminates in a furious race, illuminating a night as black as ink and tracing out a radiant future — one that brings people together. A dancing star that dazzles; a metaphor for a borderless journey that connects one with oneself as much as others. This symbol of joy and gaiety spreads a universal message of hope, as an invitation to shine and, thanks to its resplendent panache, turns the most precious of dreams into reality.     Pure creation is nourished by memories — of journeys and encounters, of moments suspended in time that remain forever engraved in the mind. To capture that ray of joy, transcribe it into perfume and let it radiate on the skin, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud chose osmanthus, a flower that is venerated in the Far East and which the perfumer has adored since childhood. “Osmanthus absolute was my first revelation among raw materials when, at 11, I discovered it in my father’s laboratory in Grasse. Its marvellous scent, as well as a name that evokes distant horizons, immediately fascinated me,” he recounts. Years later, a fabulous journey found the Master Perfumer in China, on the trail of this dazzling flower. “At nightfall, all around the stalls in the flower market, this original, suave scent of osmanthus and magnolia would waft through the air. I was deeply moved by that magic, heady fragrance — pairing those two elements from nature seemed to me self-evident,” explains Jacques Cavallier Belletrud. A perfumer’s dream come true. An aesthete by nature, he meticulously selected the freshest blooms. For the first time, osmanthus reigned supreme, the keynote in a score that reveals all its splendour. Its naturally fruity nuances of apricot and cassis give it a unique softness, as delicate as peach skin. The tiny flower becomes immense, infusing the entire fragrance with its radiance.     A touch of jasmine from Grasse obtained using CO2 extraction — a technique exclusive to Louis Vuitton – amplifies its floral character, as well as its velvety aspect, with light notes of sun-ripened strawberry. This radiance attains its zenith upon contact with an essence of magnolia from China of exceptional quality, also exclusive to the House. “A perfect illustration of floral freshness that is vibrant and rich in contrast, with marvellous tenacity. It’s an ingredient that makes you smile,” notes the Master Perfumer. In a rush of tenderness, a shimmering whisper of white musks enlaces the flowers, enveloping them in a veil of softness that caresses the skin. Touched by grace, Étoile Filante carries within it the most beautiful emotions, celebrating joy, hope and sheer beauty.

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Hermès presents their new men's AW21 collection
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Hermès presents their new men's AW21 collection

Fashion Week A collection that encourages us to renew the movement of the world. Inside-outside, the clothes leave their framework, offering a palette of games of lines and colours: a source of energy. They bridge different worlds: from the inside to the outside and vice-versa.     Hybrid and practical, the garments are both casual and elegant. Voluptuous or compact materials run headlong into each other in audacious associations that blur the line between formal and informal. Graphic signatures, distorted pockets, playfully asymmetrical. Borrowed from saddlery, the piqûres étrivière orpiqûres lantes are discreetly visible. Graphic lines and geometrical variations design optimistic illusions of movement. An invitation to stroll; energy of journeys. One wants comfort. The quest for suppleness and relaxation is expressed by reduced dimensions and pants with drawstring waists. The colours — cumin, glycin, frost blue — are here playfully blended with tones of liquorice, pepper and petroleum blue. A collection that encourages us to renew the movement of the world. Inside-outside, the clothes leave their framework, offering a palette of games of lines and colours: a source of energy. They bridge different worlds: from the inside to the outside and vice-versa.     Hybrid and practical, the garments are both casual and elegant. Voluptuous or compact materials run headlong into each other in audacious associations that blur the line between formal and informal. Graphic signatures, distorted pockets, playfully asymmetrical. Borrowed from saddlery, the piqûres étrivière orpiqûres lantes are discreetly visible. Graphic lines and geometrical variations design optimistic illusions of movement. An invitation to stroll; energy of journeys. One wants comfort. The quest for suppleness and relaxation is expressed by reduced dimensions and pants with drawstring waists. The colours — cumin, glycin, frost blue — are here playfully blended with tones of liquorice, pepper and petroleum blue.

DIOR PRESENTS THE WINTER 2021-2022 MEN'S COLLECTION
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DIOR PRESENTS THE WINTER 2021-2022 MEN'S COLLECTION

Fashion Week FOR THE WINTER 2021-2022 COLLECTION, KIM JONES CHOSE TO COLLABORATE WITH PETER DOIG, ONE OF THE MOST SINGULAR PAINTERS OF THE LAST THREE DECADES. THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR REINVENTS CEREMONIAL WEAR, A VERITABLE LIVING LINK TO HERITAGE, IN SILHOUETTES INSPIRED BY THE HOUSE’S HAUTE COUTURE SAVOIR-FAIRE AND INFUSED WITH THE BRITISH ARTIST’S BEWITCHING UNIVERSE. HIS PAINTINGS ARE TRANSPOSED ONTO THE PIECES, WHICH MORPH INTO WHITE CANVASES PUNCTUATED WITH VIRTUOSO EMBROIDERY, JACQUARDS AND VIBRANTLY HUED PRINTS. A SERIES OF HATS DESIGNED BY STEPHEN JONES ARE ENHANCED WITH ILLUSTRATIONS PRODUCED BY HAND BY PETER DOIG, EVOKING THE SYMBOLS OF HIS IMAGINATION ALONGSIDE DIOR EMBLEMS. A BOLD CELEBRATION OF THE PASSIONATE, CAPTIVATING DIALOGUE BETWEEN ART AND FASHION. FOR THE WINTER 2021-2022 COLLECTION, KIM JONES CHOSE TO COLLABORATE WITH PETER DOIG, ONE OF THE MOST SINGULAR PAINTERS OF THE LAST THREE DECADES. THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR REINVENTS CEREMONIAL WEAR, A VERITABLE LIVING LINK TO HERITAGE, IN SILHOUETTES INSPIRED BY THE HOUSE’S HAUTE COUTURE SAVOIR-FAIRE AND INFUSED WITH THE BRITISH ARTIST’S BEWITCHING UNIVERSE. HIS PAINTINGS ARE TRANSPOSED ONTO THE PIECES, WHICH MORPH INTO WHITE CANVASES PUNCTUATED WITH VIRTUOSO EMBROIDERY, JACQUARDS AND VIBRANTLY HUED PRINTS. A SERIES OF HATS DESIGNED BY STEPHEN JONES ARE ENHANCED WITH ILLUSTRATIONS PRODUCED BY HAND BY PETER DOIG, EVOKING THE SYMBOLS OF HIS IMAGINATION ALONGSIDE DIOR EMBLEMS. A BOLD CELEBRATION OF THE PASSIONATE, CAPTIVATING DIALOGUE BETWEEN ART AND FASHION.

Dries Van Noten presented his Men's Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 Collection
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Dries Van Noten presented his Men's Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 Collection

Fashion Week   Dressing for our days. A fresh, new-fashioned, take on the familiar. Time-honoured and cherished key elements of the Dries Van Noten wardrobe are designed to subtly heighten their essence and purpose. Emphasis is brought to a tender expression of intimate emotion and feel. The values of sportswear and a formal wardrobe interchange. A study of sensation and the reassurance a garment may offer. Quietly sublimated neutral tones and forms. Feel over effect, function over ornamentation. An abstinence from artifice. Reassuring, unassuming, fun. Whispering precision, purity abstracted, subtly lavish, calm and open, spare, informal, unceremonious, substance with little posture, tactile, fundamental, uncontrived, luxurious, current.     A tonal spectrum. Archetypal neutrals. Muted to fresh, subdued to optimistic, soft to vibrant. Acid and alkaline. Flesh, fawn, plum, gold, mint, sage, pinks, petrol, purple, saffron, ochre, camel, russet, sky, khaki, lemon, coffee. indigo, mustard, dusty pink, coral, anthracite, navy, jet black, cement, ecru, chocolate.     Inspired by traditional tie motifs, a take on scarf prints, zodiac signs, checks, pinstripes revisited, classic shirt stripes, printed denim.     Modern comfort. A play on weight, light, aspect, transparency, touch and even sound. Matt and shine, light reflected. Subtly lavish, Traditional modernity. Washed casual to formal. Ultralight nylon brushed and crisp cottons, distorted poplins, satin, nylon, men’s suiting. Modern and traditional. Twin layer T-shirts. Continued support of traditional mills, fabrics from around the globe.     Soft to sharp structures. Elegant slender volumes contrast with the oversize, ample and easy. Sumptuous. Classic tailoring. Layering and wrapping. Familiar and unassuming. Cropped and elongated. Academic, substantial, long, ease, loose. Slits to sides of formal and casual garments. Cropped ankle lengths. Multi layered and padded to fabrics in a single layer. Pleated high waist trousers can be worn low. Oversize car coats. Trousers from easy and wide to a more strict drainpipe.     Dries Van Noten monogramed metal ring as signature decoration and function. The Dries Van Noten Fat Baby bag for boys now with its padded form inspiring soft structured shoes and sandals. A twist to classic shoes, fusing the spirit of the sporty, rustic, and urbane. Elongated elegant forms are exaggerated and refined. Totes and leather pouches in printed leathers, High-tech moccasins. Nylon back packs sport futuristic prints. Bucket hats in padded nylon. Knit legwarmers seem like boots.     Dressing for our days. A fresh, new-fashioned, take on the familiar. Time-honoured and cherished key elements of the Dries Van Noten wardrobe are designed to subtly heighten their essence and purpose. Emphasis is brought to a tender expression of intimate emotion and feel. The values of sportswear and a formal wardrobe interchange. A study of sensation and the reassurance a garment may offer. Quietly sublimated neutral tones and forms. Feel over effect, function over ornamentation. An abstinence from artifice. Reassuring, unassuming, fun. Whispering precision, purity abstracted, subtly lavish, calm and open, spare, informal, unceremonious, substance with little posture, tactile, fundamental, uncontrived, luxurious, current.     A tonal spectrum. Archetypal neutrals. Muted to fresh, subdued to optimistic, soft to vibrant. Acid and alkaline. Flesh, fawn, plum, gold, mint, sage, pinks, petrol, purple, saffron, ochre, camel, russet, sky, khaki, lemon, coffee. indigo, mustard, dusty pink, coral, anthracite, navy, jet black, cement, ecru, chocolate.     Inspired by traditional tie motifs, a take on scarf prints, zodiac signs, checks, pinstripes revisited, classic shirt stripes, printed denim.     Modern comfort. A play on weight, light, aspect, transparency, touch and even sound. Matt and shine, light reflected. Subtly lavish, Traditional modernity. Washed casual to formal. Ultralight nylon brushed and crisp cottons, distorted poplins, satin, nylon, men’s suiting. Modern and traditional. Twin layer T-shirts. Continued support of traditional mills, fabrics from around the globe.     Soft to sharp structures. Elegant slender volumes contrast with the oversize, ample and easy. Sumptuous. Classic tailoring. Layering and wrapping. Familiar and unassuming. Cropped and elongated. Academic, substantial, long, ease, loose. Slits to sides of formal and casual garments. Cropped ankle lengths. Multi layered and padded to fabrics in a single layer. Pleated high waist trousers can be worn low. Oversize car coats. Trousers from easy and wide to a more strict drainpipe.     Dries Van Noten monogramed metal ring as signature decoration and function. The Dries Van Noten Fat Baby bag for boys now with its padded form inspiring soft structured shoes and sandals. A twist to classic shoes, fusing the spirit of the sporty, rustic, and urbane. Elongated elegant forms are exaggerated and refined. Totes and leather pouches in printed leathers, High-tech moccasins. Nylon back packs sport futuristic prints. Bucket hats in padded nylon. Knit legwarmers seem like boots.  

Pandora Garden
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Pandora Garden

Jewelry This spring, let your world blossom with designs that evoke the joy and beauty of owers. The latest pieces to join Pandora’s Garden collection celebrate the blooms that return each spring, giving us hope and reminding us of the wonders of nature.     Add a playful pop to any spring look with these delicate, dainty rings and new charms. This season brings the debut of a new hue in the Purple Daisy charms, the perfect complement to the Pink Daisy styles. Whether you stack rings or mix di erent-coloured charms on your favourite bracelet or necklace, there are endless ways to bring the ower power.     “This collection is all about reconnecting with your inner child to reignite a sense of innocent exploration,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, Pandora’s VP Creative Directors. “Through expert craftsmanship and detailed enamel work, we’ve been able to emphasise the daisy’s physical beauty.”     Wear a reminder of the small, everyday miracles with these whimsical styles that capture the magic, mystery and hope of spring.      #SomethingAboutYou #PandoraGarden This spring, let your world blossom with designs that evoke the joy and beauty of owers. The latest pieces to join Pandora’s Garden collection celebrate the blooms that return each spring, giving us hope and reminding us of the wonders of nature.     Add a playful pop to any spring look with these delicate, dainty rings and new charms. This season brings the debut of a new hue in the Purple Daisy charms, the perfect complement to the Pink Daisy styles. Whether you stack rings or mix di erent-coloured charms on your favourite bracelet or necklace, there are endless ways to bring the ower power.     “This collection is all about reconnecting with your inner child to reignite a sense of innocent exploration,” say Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, Pandora’s VP Creative Directors. “Through expert craftsmanship and detailed enamel work, we’ve been able to emphasise the daisy’s physical beauty.”     Wear a reminder of the small, everyday miracles with these whimsical styles that capture the magic, mystery and hope of spring.      #SomethingAboutYou #PandoraGarden

Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2021
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Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2021

Fashion Week “Within my practice, I contribute to a Black canon of culture and art and its preservation. This is why, to preserve my own output, I record it at length.” –Virgil Abloh, A manifesto according to Virgil Abloh, 2020.     What do you want to be when you grow up? As children, our dreamsand aspirations are personi ed by archetypes: the Artist, theSalesman, the Architect, the Drifter. Familiar characters in ev-eryday society, they are inseparably de ned by their uniforms:the dress codes we associate with professions, lifestyles and knowledge. From head to toe, our minds are inherently trained to outline an archetypical wardrobe to help us identify the character of an individual. Often, these characters are tied to societal presumptions of cultural background, gender, and sexuality.     The Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2021 Men’s Collection investigates the unconscious biases instilled in our collective psyche by the archaic norms of society. Predetermined perceptions, they imbue our outlooks with manmade myths connected to the genetics of peo- ple, ideas and art. Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh employsfashion as a tool to change those preconceptions: keep the codes,but change the values.     The logic respects Black cultural traditions that use gures of speech (irony, punning, ri ing) to play with or reverse the conno- tations of established codes. These techniques create new meanings and subvert established canons; for example, the way a standardEnglish phrase may have an entirely di erent meaning in Blackvernacular English. Virgil Abloh applies these techniques to his design methodology, imbuing the grammar of recognised archetypeswith di erent genetics.     Informed by James Baldwin’s essay Stranger in the Village from 1953, which deals with the parallels between the author’s experi- ences as an African-American man in a Swiss village and his life in America, the show takes place between locations in Switzerlandand Paris. The frames of the performance revolve around the gu-rative notion of the art heist: the myths spun by society aroundorigin and ownership of art, visual references and those who cre-ate. (See: ‘The Performance Art Piece’.)     The conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner constructs a series of aph-orisms-as-patterns tied to these premises: “YOU CAN TELL A BOOK BYITS COVER”, “THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME”, “( SOMEWHERE SOME-HOW )”. Throughout garments and accessories, motifs and techniques play on themes of illusion, replicating the familiar through the deceptive lenses of trompe l’oeil and ltrage, and re-appropriat- ing the normal through extreme elevation. It fuels a study of the un-designed: items devoid of artisticownership and exact historical provenance. The physical show in-vitation is embodied by a balsa wood DIY model plane, an eternalsymbol of boyhood devoid of artistic ownership. Who came up with the paper cup? The metal nail? The pencil? It begs the questionof who can claim creation: who gets to make art, and who gets toconsume it. Conceived outside the art sphere, un-designed and es- sentially “normal” items represent a public domain continuously reinvented and claimed by the sector of art.     As a result, normality is accentuated: the slumber we slip intofollowing periods of social unrest. What does normality look like, what does it mean, and who has the optional privilege to embody it? Virgil Abloh brings his established idea of “Tourist vs. Pur-ist” to the forefront: his term for the outsider, who aspirestowards an esoteric domain of knowledge versus the insider, who already occupies it. The collection detects their respective codes in order to defy and unite them.     In a social climate hankering for a new normal that breaks with the archaic structure of society, archetypes become neotypes. Ifan artist doesn’t ful l our predetermined image of an artist, doesit make them any less of an artist? If a reference that originated in the sphere of the Tourist is altered into a new piece of art,can the Purist claim ownership of that reference? If Kente cloth– the fabric of Virgil Abloh’s cultural heritage – is rendered intartan, does that make Kente any less Ghanaian and tartan any less Scottish? Provenance is reality, while ownership is myth: manmadeinventions now ripe for re-invention. “Within my practice, I contribute to a Black canon of culture and art and its preservation. This is why, to preserve my own output, I record it at length.” –Virgil Abloh, A manifesto according to Virgil Abloh, 2020.     What do you want to be when you grow up? As children, our dreamsand aspirations are personi ed by archetypes: the Artist, theSalesman, the Architect, the Drifter. Familiar characters in ev-eryday society, they are inseparably de ned by their uniforms:the dress codes we associate with professions, lifestyles and knowledge. From head to toe, our minds are inherently trained to outline an archetypical wardrobe to help us identify the character of an individual. Often, these characters are tied to societal presumptions of cultural background, gender, and sexuality.     The Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2021 Men’s Collection investigates the unconscious biases instilled in our collective psyche by the archaic norms of society. Predetermined perceptions, they imbue our outlooks with manmade myths connected to the genetics of peo- ple, ideas and art. Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh employsfashion as a tool to change those preconceptions: keep the codes,but change the values.     The logic respects Black cultural traditions that use gures of speech (irony, punning, ri ing) to play with or reverse the conno- tations of established codes. These techniques create new meanings and subvert established canons; for example, the way a standardEnglish phrase may have an entirely di erent meaning in Blackvernacular English. Virgil Abloh applies these techniques to his design methodology, imbuing the grammar of recognised archetypeswith di erent genetics.     Informed by James Baldwin’s essay Stranger in the Village from 1953, which deals with the parallels between the author’s experi- ences as an African-American man in a Swiss village and his life in America, the show takes place between locations in Switzerlandand Paris. The frames of the performance revolve around the gu-rative notion of the art heist: the myths spun by society aroundorigin and ownership of art, visual references and those who cre-ate. (See: ‘The Performance Art Piece’.)     The conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner constructs a series of aph-orisms-as-patterns tied to these premises: “YOU CAN TELL A BOOK BYITS COVER”, “THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME”, “( SOMEWHERE SOME-HOW )”. Throughout garments and accessories, motifs and techniques play on themes of illusion, replicating the familiar through the deceptive lenses of trompe l’oeil and ltrage, and re-appropriat- ing the normal through extreme elevation. It fuels a study of the un-designed: items devoid of artisticownership and exact historical provenance. The physical show in-vitation is embodied by a balsa wood DIY model plane, an eternalsymbol of boyhood devoid of artistic ownership. Who came up with the paper cup? The metal nail? The pencil? It begs the questionof who can claim creation: who gets to make art, and who gets toconsume it. Conceived outside the art sphere, un-designed and es- sentially “normal” items represent a public domain continuously reinvented and claimed by the sector of art.     As a result, normality is accentuated: the slumber we slip intofollowing periods of social unrest. What does normality look like, what does it mean, and who has the optional privilege to embody it? Virgil Abloh brings his established idea of “Tourist vs. Pur-ist” to the forefront: his term for the outsider, who aspirestowards an esoteric domain of knowledge versus the insider, who already occupies it. The collection detects their respective codes in order to defy and unite them.     In a social climate hankering for a new normal that breaks with the archaic structure of society, archetypes become neotypes. Ifan artist doesn’t ful l our predetermined image of an artist, doesit make them any less of an artist? If a reference that originated in the sphere of the Tourist is altered into a new piece of art,can the Purist claim ownership of that reference? If Kente cloth– the fabric of Virgil Abloh’s cultural heritage – is rendered intartan, does that make Kente any less Ghanaian and tartan any less Scottish? Provenance is reality, while ownership is myth: manmadeinventions now ripe for re-invention.

C.P. COMPANY CINQUANTA CELEBRATING THE ORIGIN OF SPORTSWEAR
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C.P. COMPANY CINQUANTA CELEBRATING THE ORIGIN OF SPORTSWEAR

Fashion Since its foundation in 1971, C.P. Company has been propelled by the same values and elements that are still integral to the brand today whilst creating a fine balance between craftsmanship and textile technology. Today, 50 years later, C.P. Company is ready to celebrate the origins of sportswear as we know it, through an intense program of authentic collaborations, community driven activities and respectful homages to five decades of human innovation.     Throughout 2021 C.P. Company will release a special item every month, in collaboration with other brands or developed internally. Each product will represent a part of brand's DNA and a step in the development of Italian sportswear, the entirely new genre of clothing, pioneered by the brand. The final result will be a complete wardrobe, an intimate furnishing that will include not only clothing but memories, mementos, toys, books and posters, to frame the narrative of C.P. Company’s 50th anniversary. Symbol of the celebration is a flag made of C.P. Company iconic fabrics all sewn together and garment dyed as a unique piece of cloth. The flag holds the brand's main pillars: the expertise in fabric technical research and the dyeing techniques development.     https://50.cpcompany.com/en/ Since its foundation in 1971, C.P. Company has been propelled by the same values and elements that are still integral to the brand today whilst creating a fine balance between craftsmanship and textile technology. Today, 50 years later, C.P. Company is ready to celebrate the origins of sportswear as we know it, through an intense program of authentic collaborations, community driven activities and respectful homages to five decades of human innovation.     Throughout 2021 C.P. Company will release a special item every month, in collaboration with other brands or developed internally. Each product will represent a part of brand's DNA and a step in the development of Italian sportswear, the entirely new genre of clothing, pioneered by the brand. The final result will be a complete wardrobe, an intimate furnishing that will include not only clothing but memories, mementos, toys, books and posters, to frame the narrative of C.P. Company’s 50th anniversary. Symbol of the celebration is a flag made of C.P. Company iconic fabrics all sewn together and garment dyed as a unique piece of cloth. The flag holds the brand's main pillars: the expertise in fabric technical research and the dyeing techniques development.     https://50.cpcompany.com/en/

Yannis Sergakis presents the new collection for Spring & Summer
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Yannis Sergakis presents the new collection for Spring & Summer

Jewelry Diamonds that work for every day. Delicate, elegant, ethereal, designed to be worn, instead of overshadowing the one wearing them. Pieces that define the concept of discreet luxury and intriguing simplicity; craftsmanship defined by pace and dedication.     Each piece is introduced in its own time; when it is perfect and ready to leave the workshop. Inspiration is drawn from beautiful moments, a book, a stroll, a sweet night, conversations with friends, laughs, the sparkle of a Cycladic wine, islands, emotions. The challenge is how the two eternal symbols, gold and diamonds, can create a design that best captures these emotions every time.       Their Collections Charnières:   The signature house collection; new lines, gold and diamonds, the two core raw materials of choice. Rooted to the elegantway past Greek jewellers tied together metals and stones. The first piece to launch the collection and a global best seller to-date, is the Charnières “Pétale”.     Charnières Caramel:     A lighter look to new jewellery. Elegant on their own, more powerful stacked-up when the mood is playful.     Perforé:   Diamonds in oating structures; always brown, always pierced, allowing the light to come through. Each piece in this perforated collection has sculptural interest. Diamonds that work for every day. Delicate, elegant, ethereal, designed to be worn, instead of overshadowing the one wearing them. Pieces that define the concept of discreet luxury and intriguing simplicity; craftsmanship defined by pace and dedication.     Each piece is introduced in its own time; when it is perfect and ready to leave the workshop. Inspiration is drawn from beautiful moments, a book, a stroll, a sweet night, conversations with friends, laughs, the sparkle of a Cycladic wine, islands, emotions. The challenge is how the two eternal symbols, gold and diamonds, can create a design that best captures these emotions every time.       Their Collections Charnières:   The signature house collection; new lines, gold and diamonds, the two core raw materials of choice. Rooted to the elegantway past Greek jewellers tied together metals and stones. The first piece to launch the collection and a global best seller to-date, is the Charnières “Pétale”.     Charnières Caramel:     A lighter look to new jewellery. Elegant on their own, more powerful stacked-up when the mood is playful.     Perforé:   Diamonds in oating structures; always brown, always pierced, allowing the light to come through. Each piece in this perforated collection has sculptural interest.

Daily Paper Presents Spring/Summer 2021 Collection: Future Roots
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Daily Paper Presents Spring/Summer 2021 Collection: Future Roots

Fashion Daily Paper presents their Spring/Summer 2021 collection Future Roots as they release their second drop of Spring ready silhouettes and colorways. This season Daily Paper explores ancient wisdom and traditions of pre-colonial civilisations alongside the creativity and innovation of post-colonial activist movements. Looking at the past with reverence and humility; to the present with critical wit; and to the future with an empowered optimism, Daily Paper hopes to inspire and educate the current generation to realise their potential to create diverse new identities for tomorrow.     Custom Branded Lace:   The foundation of the collection is the revival of histories and the memories of the past through a modern lens which is particularly well demonstrated in the choice of fabrics for this season. Extensive research into the origin stories of various African textiles is reinterpreted through satin scarf attachments, tailored staples, dart-waisted dresses and voluminous shirting that is cut from a custom branded white cotton broderie anglaise. The lace is embroidered with empty portrait frames, acknowledging the heroes of the past for your own interpretation that paved the way for the future to come. This season's colors include pastel turquoise, lilac and yellow, soft beige and brown, bright green and different shades of whites for an elevated Spring/Summer wardrobe.       Credits : Photography: David Nana Opoku Ansah  Creative and Art Direction: Florian Joahn  Styling: Edem Dossou Styling Assistant: Mohammed Blakk  Make Up: Elizabeth Boateng  Talents (left to right): Seth Bedzo and  Erza Tamaa     Brown Jacquard and Nostalgic Elements:   A further sense of heritage is conveyed in a newly- introduced monogram print of the Daily Paper shield, which is used on brown satin jacquard two-pieces. Elsewhere, blazers, flared trousers and pleated skirts in school- uniform-inspired checks is a nod to the student style and classrooms of the 60s and 70s where the activist mindsets were developed. With it’s nostalgic elements and historical references, the collection’s message rings clear: our future roots will always draw their power from the past.      Daily Paper presents their Spring/Summer 2021 collection Future Roots as they release their second drop of Spring ready silhouettes and colorways. This season Daily Paper explores ancient wisdom and traditions of pre-colonial civilisations alongside the creativity and innovation of post-colonial activist movements. Looking at the past with reverence and humility; to the present with critical wit; and to the future with an empowered optimism, Daily Paper hopes to inspire and educate the current generation to realise their potential to create diverse new identities for tomorrow.     Custom Branded Lace:   The foundation of the collection is the revival of histories and the memories of the past through a modern lens which is particularly well demonstrated in the choice of fabrics for this season. Extensive research into the origin stories of various African textiles is reinterpreted through satin scarf attachments, tailored staples, dart-waisted dresses and voluminous shirting that is cut from a custom branded white cotton broderie anglaise. The lace is embroidered with empty portrait frames, acknowledging the heroes of the past for your own interpretation that paved the way for the future to come. This season's colors include pastel turquoise, lilac and yellow, soft beige and brown, bright green and different shades of whites for an elevated Spring/Summer wardrobe.       Credits : Photography: David Nana Opoku Ansah  Creative and Art Direction: Florian Joahn  Styling: Edem Dossou Styling Assistant: Mohammed Blakk  Make Up: Elizabeth Boateng  Talents (left to right): Seth Bedzo and  Erza Tamaa     Brown Jacquard and Nostalgic Elements:   A further sense of heritage is conveyed in a newly- introduced monogram print of the Daily Paper shield, which is used on brown satin jacquard two-pieces. Elsewhere, blazers, flared trousers and pleated skirts in school- uniform-inspired checks is a nod to the student style and classrooms of the 60s and 70s where the activist mindsets were developed. With it’s nostalgic elements and historical references, the collection’s message rings clear: our future roots will always draw their power from the past.     

Swedish design  Jotex launches in The Netherlands
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Swedish design Jotex launches in The Netherlands

Design Creating a personal and unique home just got easier. Jotex, the Nordic region's leading e-commerce interior design brand is now launching in Europe. Shortly, The Netherlands will be able to access the creative range of products.     Jotex is a brand that does things differently. With a wide range of high fashion interior design, the brand inspires its customers to go their own way. No matter if the customer is looking for monochrome colour schemes, mixing and matching of patterns or stand out details, Jotex can deliver. After all, there are as many styles as there are people, and a house is not a home without that personal touch.      With creative campaigns, inspiring influencer collaborations and a feel for the latest trends, Jotex is constantly challenging the conventions of interior design. As a mono-brand with its own production, the brand can offer a wide range of unique products. A concept that has proven to be successful, with more than 1 million customers and over 30 million visits each year.      After a year when the home has played such a big part of people's lives, Jotex will offer a refreshing new look to the European market in general and The Netherlands in particular. Stay tuned!  Creating a personal and unique home just got easier. Jotex, the Nordic region's leading e-commerce interior design brand is now launching in Europe. Shortly, The Netherlands will be able to access the creative range of products.     Jotex is a brand that does things differently. With a wide range of high fashion interior design, the brand inspires its customers to go their own way. No matter if the customer is looking for monochrome colour schemes, mixing and matching of patterns or stand out details, Jotex can deliver. After all, there are as many styles as there are people, and a house is not a home without that personal touch.      With creative campaigns, inspiring influencer collaborations and a feel for the latest trends, Jotex is constantly challenging the conventions of interior design. As a mono-brand with its own production, the brand can offer a wide range of unique products. A concept that has proven to be successful, with more than 1 million customers and over 30 million visits each year.      After a year when the home has played such a big part of people's lives, Jotex will offer a refreshing new look to the European market in general and The Netherlands in particular. Stay tuned! 

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