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SAINT LAURENT SUMMER 21 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
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SAINT LAURENT SUMMER 21 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Fashion Finding the essence of things. Pure and soft shapes, a thick jersey uncovered from the late Sixties archives. Uncertain times, just like today. And as a response to that turmoil mixed with worry, but also hope and new passions, the same desire to dress just for yourself, a yearning for comfort and confidence. Outlining the body without constricting it. Going out after slipping on a tunic and trousers, a vareuse with spacious pockets, a long jacket with tidy shoulders, all like new versions of Le Smoking. A silk blouse worn with rider shorts, or a fluid, pseudo austere jumpsuit, emphasizing a lean silhouette. For the “inside” life, we have all come to know, a floral explosion of chiffon with fluffy marabout fringes, a subtly sheer Liseuse, a not so quaint charm, somewhere between fantasy and fancy. The Jewelry is illuminating the muted and enveloping colors of a collection dedicated to the freedom of movement.     « I wanted to focus on the essence of things. I think it’s a sign of the times. But I didn’t want anything bleak or heavy. The desert, to me, symbolizes that yearn for serenity, open space, a slower rhythm. The clothes are also softer, the spirit of the collection is more gentle, stripped back » Anthony Vaccarello     Credits : Video @ncanguilhem Soundtrack @sebastian_edbgr A selection of jewelry featured in the collection are designed by Claude Lalanne ysl.com #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @Anthonyvaccarello Finding the essence of things. Pure and soft shapes, a thick jersey uncovered from the late Sixties archives. Uncertain times, just like today. And as a response to that turmoil mixed with worry, but also hope and new passions, the same desire to dress just for yourself, a yearning for comfort and confidence. Outlining the body without constricting it. Going out after slipping on a tunic and trousers, a vareuse with spacious pockets, a long jacket with tidy shoulders, all like new versions of Le Smoking. A silk blouse worn with rider shorts, or a fluid, pseudo austere jumpsuit, emphasizing a lean silhouette. For the “inside” life, we have all come to know, a floral explosion of chiffon with fluffy marabout fringes, a subtly sheer Liseuse, a not so quaint charm, somewhere between fantasy and fancy. The Jewelry is illuminating the muted and enveloping colors of a collection dedicated to the freedom of movement.     « I wanted to focus on the essence of things. I think it’s a sign of the times. But I didn’t want anything bleak or heavy. The desert, to me, symbolizes that yearn for serenity, open space, a slower rhythm. The clothes are also softer, the spirit of the collection is more gentle, stripped back » Anthony Vaccarello     Credits : Video @ncanguilhem Soundtrack @sebastian_edbgr A selection of jewelry featured in the collection are designed by Claude Lalanne ysl.com #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @Anthonyvaccarello

GIVENCHY presents the pre-collection for Fall 2021
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GIVENCHY presents the pre-collection for Fall 2021

Fashion “Ultimately, what I am trying to do in the Givenchy collections is reflect today’s world. I appreciate a certain material experimentation and an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, we embrace tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness; these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. The clothing is not disposable or dictatorial, instead we want it to become central to a person’s sense of their own style, and build each season. It’s an idea of a more personal luxury, of simultaneous formality and informality, construction and comfort; it’s the luxury of people wearing clothes, not clothes wearing people.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     Honing in on elements begun in his debut offering for Givenchy, Matthew M. Williams presents a collection of contrasts, both strident and subtle, for Fall ’21. Here, both classicism and subversion play a part; focusing on the traditional areas of tailoring, knitwear and leather there is an experimentation with the codes and techniques related to each, together with an ease applied equally for both men and women. Working with a precise, monochromatic palette in looks, the classicism of black, white and silver grey is contrasted with olive drab, vivid red and pink, becoming almost provocative in their connotations.     It is the discreet opulence of materials and methods that matter, found in an array of clothing choices both formal and informal, classical and more radical.     Clothing archetypes are once again experimented with alongside proportion in the silhouettes, bringing together ideas of both the salon and the city street. This is particularly visible in the recurring ‘cropped’motif, where jackets echo MA1 bombers, varsity and evening boleros. Signature, sculptural jersey is once again applied to realise pure yet easeful forms, at times literally punctuated with studs. Here, hardware made embellishment – a key Williams’ theme for each gender – mainly finds form in the stud this season. The new 4G Emblem bag also carries with it a tough yet decorative approach to hardware for both women and men. A constructed attitude to the Givenchy monogram is realised in guipure lace, a motif reinforcing a sense of underlying, traditional, rigorous craft as well as ascendant surface style in the collection.     An idea of a ‘second skin’ is utilised extensively, predominantly in the use of silk for women and men; both constructed and comfortable, a sinuous sensuousness travels through the collection, particularly in tailoring, This is also found in the leather pieces, where ease, structure and casual non-conformity all come into play. In turn, leather footwear becomes more fully integrated into the actual silhouettes, principally in the use of long, patent leather boots. Comfort is not forgotten in the footwear, with soles formulated using new TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane, a bridge between rubber and plastic) techniques. There is also a continuation of the Marshmallow Slide – with its extremely comfortable recovery-style sole – mixed with new, natural and more formal materials.     Collaborating on the imagery once more with the photographer Heji Shin, Williams presents a democratic and encompassing view of Givenchy. Here, the focus is on the people wearing the clothes as opposed to the clothes wearing the people – there is not just one Givenchy woman or one Givenchy man, but many. Each brings their own inimitable character and sense of style to the House. “Ultimately, what I am trying to do in the Givenchy collections is reflect today’s world. I appreciate a certain material experimentation and an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, we embrace tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness; these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. The clothing is not disposable or dictatorial, instead we want it to become central to a person’s sense of their own style, and build each season. It’s an idea of a more personal luxury, of simultaneous formality and informality, construction and comfort; it’s the luxury of people wearing clothes, not clothes wearing people.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     Honing in on elements begun in his debut offering for Givenchy, Matthew M. Williams presents a collection of contrasts, both strident and subtle, for Fall ’21. Here, both classicism and subversion play a part; focusing on the traditional areas of tailoring, knitwear and leather there is an experimentation with the codes and techniques related to each, together with an ease applied equally for both men and women. Working with a precise, monochromatic palette in looks, the classicism of black, white and silver grey is contrasted with olive drab, vivid red and pink, becoming almost provocative in their connotations.     It is the discreet opulence of materials and methods that matter, found in an array of clothing choices both formal and informal, classical and more radical.     Clothing archetypes are once again experimented with alongside proportion in the silhouettes, bringing together ideas of both the salon and the city street. This is particularly visible in the recurring ‘cropped’motif, where jackets echo MA1 bombers, varsity and evening boleros. Signature, sculptural jersey is once again applied to realise pure yet easeful forms, at times literally punctuated with studs. Here, hardware made embellishment – a key Williams’ theme for each gender – mainly finds form in the stud this season. The new 4G Emblem bag also carries with it a tough yet decorative approach to hardware for both women and men. A constructed attitude to the Givenchy monogram is realised in guipure lace, a motif reinforcing a sense of underlying, traditional, rigorous craft as well as ascendant surface style in the collection.     An idea of a ‘second skin’ is utilised extensively, predominantly in the use of silk for women and men; both constructed and comfortable, a sinuous sensuousness travels through the collection, particularly in tailoring, This is also found in the leather pieces, where ease, structure and casual non-conformity all come into play. In turn, leather footwear becomes more fully integrated into the actual silhouettes, principally in the use of long, patent leather boots. Comfort is not forgotten in the footwear, with soles formulated using new TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane, a bridge between rubber and plastic) techniques. There is also a continuation of the Marshmallow Slide – with its extremely comfortable recovery-style sole – mixed with new, natural and more formal materials.     Collaborating on the imagery once more with the photographer Heji Shin, Williams presents a democratic and encompassing view of Givenchy. Here, the focus is on the people wearing the clothes as opposed to the clothes wearing the people – there is not just one Givenchy woman or one Givenchy man, but many. Each brings their own inimitable character and sense of style to the House.

Giorgio Armani Giorgio’s for Autumn & Winter 2020/21
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Giorgio Armani Giorgio’s for Autumn & Winter 2020/21

Fashion Giorgio's is a selection of Giorgio Armani garments and accessories, inspired by the world of the night. Clean lines, attention to detail, an elegantly dark colour palette and the choice of high quality materials characterise this modern collection, which includes iconic staples from the world of Armani.     For the 2020/21 season, sophisticated prints and three-dimensional jacquard patterns, handcrafted shading and contrasting textures define a roster of dinner jackets and trousers with fluid, contemporary volumes, always worn with collarless shirts. The natural volumes are emphasised by fine fabrics such as cashmere cloth, printed silk velvet, jacquard velvet, in shades of navy blue, midnight blue, black and burgundy. Knitwear features the signature logo embroidered in lurex yarn or micro sequins. Coats belted at the waist complete the proposal. The message is one of seductive nonchalance.     Sensual and essential, the Giorgio's collection expresses the Armani ethos — always updated with coherence and elegance— outlining a casual evening wardrobe.     The collection is available in select Giorgio Armani boutiques worldwide, and on Armani.com. Giorgio's is a selection of Giorgio Armani garments and accessories, inspired by the world of the night. Clean lines, attention to detail, an elegantly dark colour palette and the choice of high quality materials characterise this modern collection, which includes iconic staples from the world of Armani.     For the 2020/21 season, sophisticated prints and three-dimensional jacquard patterns, handcrafted shading and contrasting textures define a roster of dinner jackets and trousers with fluid, contemporary volumes, always worn with collarless shirts. The natural volumes are emphasised by fine fabrics such as cashmere cloth, printed silk velvet, jacquard velvet, in shades of navy blue, midnight blue, black and burgundy. Knitwear features the signature logo embroidered in lurex yarn or micro sequins. Coats belted at the waist complete the proposal. The message is one of seductive nonchalance.     Sensual and essential, the Giorgio's collection expresses the Armani ethos — always updated with coherence and elegance— outlining a casual evening wardrobe.     The collection is available in select Giorgio Armani boutiques worldwide, and on Armani.com.

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VANS DONATES $1M+ TO GLOBAL CHARITIES IN SUPPORT OF MENTAL HEALTH
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VANS DONATES $1M+ TO GLOBAL CHARITIES IN SUPPORT OF MENTAL HEALTH

Accessories  Today, Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, commemorates the second-annual #VansCheckerboardDay held on November 19, with a more than $1 million donation to 10 global charities to champion the power of creative expression.     Following a period of global isolation, this year's Vans Checkerboard Day rallied Vans Fans around the world to amplify and help grow the mission of the global charity partners whose shared purpose is to use creativity-focused programs to impact mental health and wellbeing. Through a donation from Vans and by empowering fans to help raise more money by purchasing limited-edition product designed by Geoff McFetridge, donating their Vans Family points or by participating in the newly launched text-to-donate function in the U.S., each charity partner will receive over $100,000 USD, directly from Vans or from the Vans Checkerboard Fund at Tides Foundation. The donations will enable charities to expand their services and resources to help the growing number of youth address mental health concerns through creative outlets such as art, music and action sports, including:   Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) will use the funding to redevelop their website which will greatly improve the digital support to the hundreds of thousands of people who come to CALM for help and advice, so that they can reach more people before the point of crisis. And continue to serve those who are at high risk of suicide, no matter what.     The Wave Project will now be able to expand its Beach School project within Cornwall and provide access to surf therapy for more isolated young people. The Beach School programme enables young people to improve their mental wellbeing whilst reconnecting with their creativity and potential through learning at the beach.     Arte Por La Vida will now be able to expand their work across Mexico and ensure they can provide the necessary resources to a growing number of beneficiaries in need, including materials for workshops, launching new programs, paying teachers and professionals that lead sessions, and ensure that individuals have transportation to get to and from workshops or sessions.     House of Vans Chicago mural by OJ Hays & Jasmine Webb was one of ten local murals created across the U.S. to help spread positivity and promote mental wellnesswithin communities.     Global fans showed up virtually around the world to participate in a variety of digital brand initiatives focused on uplifting and driving awareness for the power of creative self-expression as a resource for mental health and well-being, including over 2 billion views of the #VansCheckerboardDay TikTok Challenge and ambassador testimonials from Tony Hawk, Yaya Zahir and Catalina Bu sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how their own forms of creative self-expression have helped them this year.     Vans brand ambassadors Tony Hawk, Yaya Zahir and Catalina Bu share how they use their own forms of creative self-expression to address mental health and well-being.   “While it is an understatement to say that 2020 has been incredibly stressful, anxiety-ridden and frustrating, I believe there’s a tremendous opportunity for creativity to play a powerful and meaningful role in how we navigate and overcome challenges caused by global isolation,” says Doug Palladini, Vans Global Brand President. “Vans Checkerboard Day took on a very specific mission this year – to champion the power of creativity as an outlet for mental health. With the global pandemic continuing to impact many aspects of our lives, we set out to reinforce our brand commitment and responsibility to be there for our Vans family by connecting through creativity.”     Since 2013, Vans has donated more than $10 million to creative charities globally, enabling creative expression in communities around the world. Vans believes that creativity is an essential part of being human and that everyone should be able to express themselves through the unique mediums that come from action sports, art, music and street culture. The Vans Checkerboard Fund at Tides Foundation will allow Vans to connect with more organizations around the world that work to enable creativity for our youth. Organizations can visit www.vans.eu/checkerboardday to learn more.  Today, Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, commemorates the second-annual #VansCheckerboardDay held on November 19, with a more than $1 million donation to 10 global charities to champion the power of creative expression.     Following a period of global isolation, this year's Vans Checkerboard Day rallied Vans Fans around the world to amplify and help grow the mission of the global charity partners whose shared purpose is to use creativity-focused programs to impact mental health and wellbeing. Through a donation from Vans and by empowering fans to help raise more money by purchasing limited-edition product designed by Geoff McFetridge, donating their Vans Family points or by participating in the newly launched text-to-donate function in the U.S., each charity partner will receive over $100,000 USD, directly from Vans or from the Vans Checkerboard Fund at Tides Foundation. The donations will enable charities to expand their services and resources to help the growing number of youth address mental health concerns through creative outlets such as art, music and action sports, including:   Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) will use the funding to redevelop their website which will greatly improve the digital support to the hundreds of thousands of people who come to CALM for help and advice, so that they can reach more people before the point of crisis. And continue to serve those who are at high risk of suicide, no matter what.     The Wave Project will now be able to expand its Beach School project within Cornwall and provide access to surf therapy for more isolated young people. The Beach School programme enables young people to improve their mental wellbeing whilst reconnecting with their creativity and potential through learning at the beach.     Arte Por La Vida will now be able to expand their work across Mexico and ensure they can provide the necessary resources to a growing number of beneficiaries in need, including materials for workshops, launching new programs, paying teachers and professionals that lead sessions, and ensure that individuals have transportation to get to and from workshops or sessions.     House of Vans Chicago mural by OJ Hays & Jasmine Webb was one of ten local murals created across the U.S. to help spread positivity and promote mental wellnesswithin communities.     Global fans showed up virtually around the world to participate in a variety of digital brand initiatives focused on uplifting and driving awareness for the power of creative self-expression as a resource for mental health and well-being, including over 2 billion views of the #VansCheckerboardDay TikTok Challenge and ambassador testimonials from Tony Hawk, Yaya Zahir and Catalina Bu sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how their own forms of creative self-expression have helped them this year.     Vans brand ambassadors Tony Hawk, Yaya Zahir and Catalina Bu share how they use their own forms of creative self-expression to address mental health and well-being.   “While it is an understatement to say that 2020 has been incredibly stressful, anxiety-ridden and frustrating, I believe there’s a tremendous opportunity for creativity to play a powerful and meaningful role in how we navigate and overcome challenges caused by global isolation,” says Doug Palladini, Vans Global Brand President. “Vans Checkerboard Day took on a very specific mission this year – to champion the power of creativity as an outlet for mental health. With the global pandemic continuing to impact many aspects of our lives, we set out to reinforce our brand commitment and responsibility to be there for our Vans family by connecting through creativity.”     Since 2013, Vans has donated more than $10 million to creative charities globally, enabling creative expression in communities around the world. Vans believes that creativity is an essential part of being human and that everyone should be able to express themselves through the unique mediums that come from action sports, art, music and street culture. The Vans Checkerboard Fund at Tides Foundation will allow Vans to connect with more organizations around the world that work to enable creativity for our youth. Organizations can visit www.vans.eu/checkerboardday to learn more.

FENDI TO UNVEIL FIRST KIM JONES COUTURE COLLECTION ON 27TH JANUARY 2021
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FENDI TO UNVEIL FIRST KIM JONES COUTURE COLLECTION ON 27TH JANUARY 2021

Fashion FENDI is delighted to announce that Kim Jones will present his first ever FENDI Couture Collection for Spring/Summer 2021 on Wednesday 27th January at Palais Brongniart during Paris Haute Couture Week. This will be Kim Jones debut Collection for the Roman Maison. Kim Jones has been appointed Artistic Director of Couture and Womenswear Collections for FENDI last September 2020.       Artistic Director of Couture and Womenswear Collections: Kim Jones Artistic Director of Accessories and Menswear Collections: Silvia Venturini Fendi Jewellery Creative Director: Delfina Delettrez Fendi Creative Director: Ronnie Cooke Newhouse Stylist: Alister Mackie Photographer: Paolo Roversi Hair: Sam McKnight Make up: Peter Phillips Set Design: Jean-Hugues de Chatillon Casting: Shelley Durkan Models: Adwoa Aboah, Thatcher Thornton   FENDI is delighted to announce that Kim Jones will present his first ever FENDI Couture Collection for Spring/Summer 2021 on Wednesday 27th January at Palais Brongniart during Paris Haute Couture Week. This will be Kim Jones debut Collection for the Roman Maison. Kim Jones has been appointed Artistic Director of Couture and Womenswear Collections for FENDI last September 2020.       Artistic Director of Couture and Womenswear Collections: Kim Jones Artistic Director of Accessories and Menswear Collections: Silvia Venturini Fendi Jewellery Creative Director: Delfina Delettrez Fendi Creative Director: Ronnie Cooke Newhouse Stylist: Alister Mackie Photographer: Paolo Roversi Hair: Sam McKnight Make up: Peter Phillips Set Design: Jean-Hugues de Chatillon Casting: Shelley Durkan Models: Adwoa Aboah, Thatcher Thornton  

BOTTEGA VENETA SALON 01
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BOTTEGA VENETA SALON 01

Fashion Daniel Lee took the opportunity to rethink the way we are presenting our latest collection with Salon 01 (SS21) – sensitive to the times we are living in.  Therefore the show took place at Sadler´s Wells with an intimate local audience on October 9th. Hereby the film that was launched today at 2:00 pm on bottegaveneta.com was produced.      The project of the presentation continues with a collection of objects, including three books and a vinyl, illustrating the creative process behind the collection. The first book shows Daniel´s inspiration for the Salon 01 collection. Vol. 2 was curated by German conceptual artist Rosemarie Trockel which includes collages, photographies and short stories in which she studies the creative process behind the creation as well as the relationship to clothing.      Photographed by Tyrone Lebon. The vinyl plays spoken words by singer Neneh Cherry, which was also the soundtrack of the show.      Daniel Lee took the opportunity to rethink the way we are presenting our latest collection with Salon 01 (SS21) – sensitive to the times we are living in.  Therefore the show took place at Sadler´s Wells with an intimate local audience on October 9th. Hereby the film that was launched today at 2:00 pm on bottegaveneta.com was produced.      The project of the presentation continues with a collection of objects, including three books and a vinyl, illustrating the creative process behind the collection. The first book shows Daniel´s inspiration for the Salon 01 collection. Vol. 2 was curated by German conceptual artist Rosemarie Trockel which includes collages, photographies and short stories in which she studies the creative process behind the creation as well as the relationship to clothing.      Photographed by Tyrone Lebon. The vinyl plays spoken words by singer Neneh Cherry, which was also the soundtrack of the show.     

DIOR presents the Fall 2021 collection
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DIOR presents the Fall 2021 collection

Fashion For Maria Grazia Chiuri, creating a collection is above all about exploring the bonds she weaves with her time. The Fall 2021 line thus is infused with a double movement between innovation and heritage, ultramodernity and the savoir-faire in the Dior ateliers. Hyper-colorful, transparent, shiny, embroidered or silvered, each piece outlines a new Pop attitude with a sportswear spirit, evoking the aesthetic power of designer Elio Fiorucci, as well as the way Andy Warhol revisited and reinterpreted Renaissance paintings by Paolo Uccello. Mizza Bricard, the muse of muses for Christian Dior, loved leopard print – which became an emblematic code of the House – and today it punctuates many looks, reflecting a radiant, vibrant optimism alongside the vitality of raspberry and chartreuse hues. Fashion becomes an experience to be explored, symbolized by a series of white T-shirts designed like an inspiring diary, a space of infinite freedom for the imagination. Dior icons, including the Bar jacket, are reinterpreted with audacity and refinement. An ode to energy and joie de vivre, exalted by the richness of exceptional craftsmanship. For Maria Grazia Chiuri, creating a collection is above all about exploring the bonds she weaves with her time. The Fall 2021 line thus is infused with a double movement between innovation and heritage, ultramodernity and the savoir-faire in the Dior ateliers. Hyper-colorful, transparent, shiny, embroidered or silvered, each piece outlines a new Pop attitude with a sportswear spirit, evoking the aesthetic power of designer Elio Fiorucci, as well as the way Andy Warhol revisited and reinterpreted Renaissance paintings by Paolo Uccello. Mizza Bricard, the muse of muses for Christian Dior, loved leopard print – which became an emblematic code of the House – and today it punctuates many looks, reflecting a radiant, vibrant optimism alongside the vitality of raspberry and chartreuse hues. Fashion becomes an experience to be explored, symbolized by a series of white T-shirts designed like an inspiring diary, a space of infinite freedom for the imagination. Dior icons, including the Bar jacket, are reinterpreted with audacity and refinement. An ode to energy and joie de vivre, exalted by the richness of exceptional craftsmanship.

Kinfill launches room spray in collaboration with Supernova Hotel in Rotterdam
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Kinfill launches room spray in collaboration with Supernova Hotel in Rotterdam

Lifestyle The sustainable Dutch homecare brand Kinfill and the Rotterdam hotel Supernova have announced a special collaboration. Kinfill is releasing a room spray in collaboration with the popular hotel, available in the well-known Kinfill 'Forever Bottle’, made from glass. The 500ml room spray costs € 45.00 and can be purchased exclusively from December 11 via Kinfill.com and at Supernova Hotel. In line with Kinfill's mission to reduce the amount of packaging waste from our daily routines, the glass bottle can be refilled in the Superette, the hotel's shop. A refill costs € 27.50.     Collaboration of young Rotterdam entrepreneurs:   The collaboration fits perfectly within one of Supernova Hotel’s goals, to set up collaborations with local young entrepreneurs. Glenn Severin, co-founder of Supernova Hotel, which won the 2019 Entrance Award for Best Hotel Design, had long wanted to develop a room spray for the hotel and approached fellow Rotterdam-based entrepreneur Reda Jouahri of Kinfill. For Kinfill, the room spray is a logical extension of the existing product line with cleaning extracts, which are available in various scents. The room spray: sandalwood, leather and smoke The scent of the room spray has sandalwood, leather and smoke as its main notes, and is used in all public areas of the hotel. Smells are perceived in the brain in exactly the same place where emotions are stored, hence the strong link between the two. This room spray will serve as the perfect souvenir to relive a trip to the Supernova Hotel. Completely in line with Kinfill's sustainability philosophy, there is the option to refill the Forever Bottle at Supernova. When purchasing the room spray you will also receive a voucher with a discount on an overnight stay in the hotel.     The sustainable Dutch homecare brand Kinfill and the Rotterdam hotel Supernova have announced a special collaboration. Kinfill is releasing a room spray in collaboration with the popular hotel, available in the well-known Kinfill 'Forever Bottle’, made from glass. The 500ml room spray costs € 45.00 and can be purchased exclusively from December 11 via Kinfill.com and at Supernova Hotel. In line with Kinfill's mission to reduce the amount of packaging waste from our daily routines, the glass bottle can be refilled in the Superette, the hotel's shop. A refill costs € 27.50.     Collaboration of young Rotterdam entrepreneurs:   The collaboration fits perfectly within one of Supernova Hotel’s goals, to set up collaborations with local young entrepreneurs. Glenn Severin, co-founder of Supernova Hotel, which won the 2019 Entrance Award for Best Hotel Design, had long wanted to develop a room spray for the hotel and approached fellow Rotterdam-based entrepreneur Reda Jouahri of Kinfill. For Kinfill, the room spray is a logical extension of the existing product line with cleaning extracts, which are available in various scents. The room spray: sandalwood, leather and smoke The scent of the room spray has sandalwood, leather and smoke as its main notes, and is used in all public areas of the hotel. Smells are perceived in the brain in exactly the same place where emotions are stored, hence the strong link between the two. This room spray will serve as the perfect souvenir to relive a trip to the Supernova Hotel. Completely in line with Kinfill's sustainability philosophy, there is the option to refill the Forever Bottle at Supernova. When purchasing the room spray you will also receive a voucher with a discount on an overnight stay in the hotel.    

Jade van der Mark’s new work highlights transformation of city life in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic
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Jade van der Mark’s new work highlights transformation of city life in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

Exhibition Jade van der Mark will exhibit a new body of work in a solo show in London in December, which explores contemporary society, both before and after the coronavirus pandemic, and examines the dichotomy of crowds and human intimacy.     Dutch painter van der Mark, now based in London, uses cities and crowds as a source of inspiration, sketching in the heart of the capital and documenting the vibrancy of urban life. Her large-scale portraits of cities’ inhabitants highlight issues of overpopulation, isolation, greed and oppression, while through colourful and lively figures her works remind us of our shared humanity. Playful but profound, her paintings make the mundane vibrant and beautiful, with an edge of melancholia.     Thick coats of oil paint give life to monumental textured canvases, rich in detail and complexity and majestic in size. The use of bold and abstracted colour palettes conveys a sense of sculptural depth, amplifying their gravitas. As each layer may take up to a week to dry, van der Mark’s paintings are the result of a laboured process lasting up to eight months. Containing multiple stories, which over the course of completion have been altered or painted over, her works unveil hidden narratives that encourage deeper reflection.       Diving into diverse identities, van der Mark reveals a vast network of personal stories that share the same spaces but lack connection. Colourful figures are representative of the artist’s belief in a shared humanity.      Set in decontextualized city spaces, van der Mark’s paintings speak to an overwhelming sense of disconnect that resonates globally. Works created in early 2020 depict crowded scenes, where figures are frozen in the chaos of rush hour, their stress and exhaustion evident in their expressions.      We’re All Human, for example, presents a densely populated crowd sprawling across a wide canvas, measuring over four meters in length and almost three in height. What seem like hundreds of city dwellers, distinguished through lively clothing and colourful faces, move across all directions. With almost no negative spaces between them, individuals remain fully engrossed in their own worlds, often shielded by phones, headphones and masks.     Works created during the 2020 lockdown, instead turn to empty spaces, the absence of crowds, and the disconnect that arises as a result of social distancing. Others recount a society in lockdown, with surreal depictions of supermarket queues, and voyeuristic views of figures isolating inside apartments. The works juxtapose with those created pre lockdown, forcing viewers to reflect on how significantly city life has changed, and asking them not to recall the chaos with rose tinted glasses.      Works such as Judgementand Greedare influenced by the artist’s fashion background, and depict the materialism, and harsh elitism of the fashion world. The figures in Greed queue frantically to get into a large Louis Vuitton store, while Judgementtransports viewers to the front row of a catwalk, where haughty influencers and celebrities scrutinise parading models.      The attention to texture is crucial to van der Mark’s practice as a whole, which combines a passion of painting with an education in Fashion, obtained at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. A self-taught weaver, she weaves her paintings into elaborate and distinctive items of clothing, works of art in and of themselves. During Milan Fashion Week 2016 she was awarded the Dutch Fashion Award for her exceptional designs.     One of the most exciting young artists to come out of the Dutch art scene, van der Mark was born in the town of Bergen, often regarded as an artists’ town due of its remarkable natural light. Home to the Bergen School of painters in the early 20thcentury, Bergen has been referred to as the birthplace of Dutch expressionism.      Van der Mark spent lockdown at her home in Amsterdam, and feels the coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to slow down, in a way that was highly necessary in our fast paced society. Used to painting in isolation, she has used this time to reflect on the way the virus has simultaneously bought society closer by affecting everyone, but also torn us apart as a result of social distancing.     Van der Mark comments,  “Whilst lockdown has forced us into physical isolation, we had all become more isolated in modern society. Moving around the world, and in cities such as Amsterdam and London, I’ve noticed that no matter the size of the crowd, people still seem, and are, isolated. Lockdown has highlighted this, but it’s also given us the gift of realising the loss of our connection to each other. I hope my paintings remind the viewer of this, whether in a crowd or alone, that we do have a connection, and it vital for us all to remember and nurture this connection.”     Van der Mark has showcased her work widely in the Netherlands and internationally, exhibiting in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Dubai and Milan. These include a 2018 solo show at ING Headquarters in Amsterdam and participation in Salone Mobile Design Week in Milan in 2016.     Jade Van der Mark’s solo show will open in London in December 2020.      www.jadevandermark.com Jade van der Mark will exhibit a new body of work in a solo show in London in December, which explores contemporary society, both before and after the coronavirus pandemic, and examines the dichotomy of crowds and human intimacy.     Dutch painter van der Mark, now based in London, uses cities and crowds as a source of inspiration, sketching in the heart of the capital and documenting the vibrancy of urban life. Her large-scale portraits of cities’ inhabitants highlight issues of overpopulation, isolation, greed and oppression, while through colourful and lively figures her works remind us of our shared humanity. Playful but profound, her paintings make the mundane vibrant and beautiful, with an edge of melancholia.     Thick coats of oil paint give life to monumental textured canvases, rich in detail and complexity and majestic in size. The use of bold and abstracted colour palettes conveys a sense of sculptural depth, amplifying their gravitas. As each layer may take up to a week to dry, van der Mark’s paintings are the result of a laboured process lasting up to eight months. Containing multiple stories, which over the course of completion have been altered or painted over, her works unveil hidden narratives that encourage deeper reflection.       Diving into diverse identities, van der Mark reveals a vast network of personal stories that share the same spaces but lack connection. Colourful figures are representative of the artist’s belief in a shared humanity.      Set in decontextualized city spaces, van der Mark’s paintings speak to an overwhelming sense of disconnect that resonates globally. Works created in early 2020 depict crowded scenes, where figures are frozen in the chaos of rush hour, their stress and exhaustion evident in their expressions.      We’re All Human, for example, presents a densely populated crowd sprawling across a wide canvas, measuring over four meters in length and almost three in height. What seem like hundreds of city dwellers, distinguished through lively clothing and colourful faces, move across all directions. With almost no negative spaces between them, individuals remain fully engrossed in their own worlds, often shielded by phones, headphones and masks.     Works created during the 2020 lockdown, instead turn to empty spaces, the absence of crowds, and the disconnect that arises as a result of social distancing. Others recount a society in lockdown, with surreal depictions of supermarket queues, and voyeuristic views of figures isolating inside apartments. The works juxtapose with those created pre lockdown, forcing viewers to reflect on how significantly city life has changed, and asking them not to recall the chaos with rose tinted glasses.      Works such as Judgementand Greedare influenced by the artist’s fashion background, and depict the materialism, and harsh elitism of the fashion world. The figures in Greed queue frantically to get into a large Louis Vuitton store, while Judgementtransports viewers to the front row of a catwalk, where haughty influencers and celebrities scrutinise parading models.      The attention to texture is crucial to van der Mark’s practice as a whole, which combines a passion of painting with an education in Fashion, obtained at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. A self-taught weaver, she weaves her paintings into elaborate and distinctive items of clothing, works of art in and of themselves. During Milan Fashion Week 2016 she was awarded the Dutch Fashion Award for her exceptional designs.     One of the most exciting young artists to come out of the Dutch art scene, van der Mark was born in the town of Bergen, often regarded as an artists’ town due of its remarkable natural light. Home to the Bergen School of painters in the early 20thcentury, Bergen has been referred to as the birthplace of Dutch expressionism.      Van der Mark spent lockdown at her home in Amsterdam, and feels the coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to slow down, in a way that was highly necessary in our fast paced society. Used to painting in isolation, she has used this time to reflect on the way the virus has simultaneously bought society closer by affecting everyone, but also torn us apart as a result of social distancing.     Van der Mark comments,  “Whilst lockdown has forced us into physical isolation, we had all become more isolated in modern society. Moving around the world, and in cities such as Amsterdam and London, I’ve noticed that no matter the size of the crowd, people still seem, and are, isolated. Lockdown has highlighted this, but it’s also given us the gift of realising the loss of our connection to each other. I hope my paintings remind the viewer of this, whether in a crowd or alone, that we do have a connection, and it vital for us all to remember and nurture this connection.”     Van der Mark has showcased her work widely in the Netherlands and internationally, exhibiting in Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Dubai and Milan. These include a 2018 solo show at ING Headquarters in Amsterdam and participation in Salone Mobile Design Week in Milan in 2016.     Jade Van der Mark’s solo show will open in London in December 2020.      www.jadevandermark.com

Pandora is on a mission to spread love and Christmas vibes with its first animated short film:  'One lovely day'
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Pandora is on a mission to spread love and Christmas vibes with its first animated short film: 'One lovely day'

Jewelry See Pandora’s celebrity friends Millie Bobby Brown, Halima Aden, Georgia May Jagger – and more as you have never seen them before. In collaboration with renowned animation studio, Andy Baker Studios, Pandora is revealing a mixed media short film named ‘One Lovely Day,’ to help spread holiday spirit and love.     In a time when togetherness is needed more than ever, Pandora has brought together Millie Bobby Brown, Coco & Breezy and the Pandora Muses – Nathalie Emmanuel, Halima Aden, Georgia May Jagger, Larsen Thompson, Tasya Van Ree and Margaret Zhang – in a new colourful, virtual world.     See Pandora’s celebrity friends Millie Bobby Brown, Halima Aden, Georgia May Jagger – and more as you have never seen them before. In collaboration with renowned animation studio, Andy Baker Studios, Pandora is revealing a mixed media short film named ‘One Lovely Day,’ to help spread holiday spirit and love.     In a time when togetherness is needed more than ever, Pandora has brought together Millie Bobby Brown, Coco & Breezy and the Pandora Muses – Nathalie Emmanuel, Halima Aden, Georgia May Jagger, Larsen Thompson, Tasya Van Ree and Margaret Zhang – in a new colourful, virtual world.    

JEANERICA THE SUSTAINABLE DENIM
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JEANERICA THE SUSTAINABLE DENIM

Fashion Jeanerica is the first sustainable premium denim. Lena Patriksson and Jonas Clason, after respectively working at H&M and Acne Studios, founded Jeanerica in 2017 in Stockholm. Made to last thanks to organic fabrics and innovating techniques, the Jeanerica wardrobe offers modern and timeless pieces.     Jeanerica makes the difference thanks to their ecofriendly engagement. The denim is made with organic cotton and their washing techniques allows notable water savings. Made in Sweden, the collections are unisex and composed of denim essential pieces in organic denim and cotton. The t-shirts and sweatshirts are in biological cotton to follow Jeanerica's sustainable approach. Jeanerica is available online and distributed in several stockists in Scandinavia and Europe.      www.jeanerica.com Jeanerica is the first sustainable premium denim. Lena Patriksson and Jonas Clason, after respectively working at H&M and Acne Studios, founded Jeanerica in 2017 in Stockholm. Made to last thanks to organic fabrics and innovating techniques, the Jeanerica wardrobe offers modern and timeless pieces.     Jeanerica makes the difference thanks to their ecofriendly engagement. The denim is made with organic cotton and their washing techniques allows notable water savings. Made in Sweden, the collections are unisex and composed of denim essential pieces in organic denim and cotton. The t-shirts and sweatshirts are in biological cotton to follow Jeanerica's sustainable approach. Jeanerica is available online and distributed in several stockists in Scandinavia and Europe.      www.jeanerica.com

MAIUM RECYCLES 1 MILLION PLASTIC BOTTLES
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MAIUM RECYCLES 1 MILLION PLASTIC BOTTLES

Fashion   The young fashion label Maium, which makes raincoats from recycled plastic bottles, has reached a special moment. By the end of 2020, the millionth bottle will be reused, at least 66 plastic bottles will be melted down for each coat. The bottles have been collected from the ocean and from domestic waste, especially from Asia. In the next 5 years, the brand expects to grow to a level where they recycle at least 5 million plastic bottles per year.     ‘Rainwear is by definition designed to protect us from the elements. The effort we make to reconnect with nature by applying sustainable ways of design is our way of giving something back and protecting the elements from us the other way around. We want to prove that fashion and innovation don't have to harm the earth.’ - Hendrik van Benthem, co-founder Maium.   The young fashion label Maium, which makes raincoats from recycled plastic bottles, has reached a special moment. By the end of 2020, the millionth bottle will be reused, at least 66 plastic bottles will be melted down for each coat. The bottles have been collected from the ocean and from domestic waste, especially from Asia. In the next 5 years, the brand expects to grow to a level where they recycle at least 5 million plastic bottles per year.     ‘Rainwear is by definition designed to protect us from the elements. The effort we make to reconnect with nature by applying sustainable ways of design is our way of giving something back and protecting the elements from us the other way around. We want to prove that fashion and innovation don't have to harm the earth.’ - Hendrik van Benthem, co-founder Maium.

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