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Daily Paper and Off-WhiteTM Collaborate With Collective Surf Ghana to Build Ghana's Very First Skatepark
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Daily Paper and Off-WhiteTM Collaborate With Collective Surf Ghana to Build Ghana's Very First Skatepark

Fashion Powerhouses Daily Paper and Off-WhiteTM join forces with social collective Surf Ghana and spatial design studio Limbo Accra to create Freedom Skate Park, Ghana's very first fully functional skate park in the heart of Accra. As part of their Beyond The Return pop-up in Ghana, Daily Paper is releasing a capsule collection with Surf Ghana and an exclusive collaborative tee with Off-WhiteTM that will be available for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to the construction of the skatepark. One of only 10 skateparks in all of Africa, Freedom Skate Park plans to begin construction in the first quarter of 2021 and open later that year - ushering in a new day in African sport and creative life.     A Collaboration Between Global Diasporic Visionaries:   The Daily Paper x Surf Ghana capsule collection and the exclusive Daily Paper x Off-WhiteTM tee will make its debut at Daily Paper's pop-up store in Accra, Ghana on December 21, 2020 with a global release to follow on dailypaperclothing.com on January 15, 2021. The collaboration will kick off with Daily Paper going into conversation with Surf Ghana's founder Sandy Alibo, co-director Joshua Odamtten and Limbo Accra's founderDominique Petit Frère, co-hosted by Stories of Young- founder Ashlee Janelle through a paneltalk in Daily Paper's pop-up at Mhoseeno Studios in Accra.      "With this initiative we hope to evolve the skate culture in Ghana to the next level and give locals a platform to grow their talents within a space that will hopefully become their biggest training ground to date. More than board sports, the park will be a creative hub for young Ghanaians to come together, exchange ideas, inspire each other and build their futures through recreational activities. They now have a place where they can be themselves, freely develop their skills together with likeminded people and reach their true potential. Hence the name Freedom Skate Park." - Jefferson Osei, Co-Founder of Daily Paper     Contributions from Virgil Abloh's Design Firm Alaska Alaska and Vans:   Virgil Abloh's design firm Alaska Alaska created the Freedom Skatepark logo and will contribute to the design of some spatial elements of the skate park.   The original action sports brand Vans is also honored to contribute to the future skateboarding program of the skatepark seeking to grow participation of skateboarding in Africa. The icon of creative expression will support the initiative to inspire the culture and values of skateboarding onto the global stage.     A New Sport Ecosystem:   The initiative of a skatepark has been nurtured by Surf Ghana since its start in 2016. It's core mission has been to offer easy access to board sports for youth across Ghana, but because of the sport's relatively recent popularity in the country, Ghana has not had the infrastructure necessary for a functioning skate community to fully thrive - now it finally will. Presently, the ever-growing community of active skateboarders has created an ecosystem that supports well-being, creativity, and entrepreneurship that is all 100% Made in Ghana.     The multifaceted space will also function as a training ground for Ghana's possible inclusion in the skateboarding category of the 2021 Olympic Games. Finally, the park will solidify the growth of board sports in Ghana and help the youth participate in creative activities that build confidence, self-esteem, and provide a valuable platform for self-expression.     Beyond the Return Pop-Up:   With the overwhelming success of the 2019 pop-up store, Daily Paper will return to the capital of Ghana in December 2020 - hosting a celebration of the Beyond the Return initiative with a 2 week pop-up and creative space for their community. A continuation from last year's activities, Daily Paper will host a full house of local talent, students, creatives and tourists, through panel talks and events next to seeing a return of the football tournament from last year on the pitch built with Puma back in 2017. Another highlight is the premiering of a limited edition Daily Paper and Off-WhiteTM designed Tony's Chocolonely chocolate bar that will be gifted in the pop-up for the first visitors. Powerhouses Daily Paper and Off-WhiteTM join forces with social collective Surf Ghana and spatial design studio Limbo Accra to create Freedom Skate Park, Ghana's very first fully functional skate park in the heart of Accra. As part of their Beyond The Return pop-up in Ghana, Daily Paper is releasing a capsule collection with Surf Ghana and an exclusive collaborative tee with Off-WhiteTM that will be available for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to the construction of the skatepark. One of only 10 skateparks in all of Africa, Freedom Skate Park plans to begin construction in the first quarter of 2021 and open later that year - ushering in a new day in African sport and creative life.     A Collaboration Between Global Diasporic Visionaries:   The Daily Paper x Surf Ghana capsule collection and the exclusive Daily Paper x Off-WhiteTM tee will make its debut at Daily Paper's pop-up store in Accra, Ghana on December 21, 2020 with a global release to follow on dailypaperclothing.com on January 15, 2021. The collaboration will kick off with Daily Paper going into conversation with Surf Ghana's founder Sandy Alibo, co-director Joshua Odamtten and Limbo Accra's founderDominique Petit Frère, co-hosted by Stories of Young- founder Ashlee Janelle through a paneltalk in Daily Paper's pop-up at Mhoseeno Studios in Accra.      "With this initiative we hope to evolve the skate culture in Ghana to the next level and give locals a platform to grow their talents within a space that will hopefully become their biggest training ground to date. More than board sports, the park will be a creative hub for young Ghanaians to come together, exchange ideas, inspire each other and build their futures through recreational activities. They now have a place where they can be themselves, freely develop their skills together with likeminded people and reach their true potential. Hence the name Freedom Skate Park." - Jefferson Osei, Co-Founder of Daily Paper     Contributions from Virgil Abloh's Design Firm Alaska Alaska and Vans:   Virgil Abloh's design firm Alaska Alaska created the Freedom Skatepark logo and will contribute to the design of some spatial elements of the skate park.   The original action sports brand Vans is also honored to contribute to the future skateboarding program of the skatepark seeking to grow participation of skateboarding in Africa. The icon of creative expression will support the initiative to inspire the culture and values of skateboarding onto the global stage.     A New Sport Ecosystem:   The initiative of a skatepark has been nurtured by Surf Ghana since its start in 2016. It's core mission has been to offer easy access to board sports for youth across Ghana, but because of the sport's relatively recent popularity in the country, Ghana has not had the infrastructure necessary for a functioning skate community to fully thrive - now it finally will. Presently, the ever-growing community of active skateboarders has created an ecosystem that supports well-being, creativity, and entrepreneurship that is all 100% Made in Ghana.     The multifaceted space will also function as a training ground for Ghana's possible inclusion in the skateboarding category of the 2021 Olympic Games. Finally, the park will solidify the growth of board sports in Ghana and help the youth participate in creative activities that build confidence, self-esteem, and provide a valuable platform for self-expression.     Beyond the Return Pop-Up:   With the overwhelming success of the 2019 pop-up store, Daily Paper will return to the capital of Ghana in December 2020 - hosting a celebration of the Beyond the Return initiative with a 2 week pop-up and creative space for their community. A continuation from last year's activities, Daily Paper will host a full house of local talent, students, creatives and tourists, through panel talks and events next to seeing a return of the football tournament from last year on the pitch built with Puma back in 2017. Another highlight is the premiering of a limited edition Daily Paper and Off-WhiteTM designed Tony's Chocolonely chocolate bar that will be gifted in the pop-up for the first visitors.

Arceau Grande Lune
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Arceau Grande Lune

Watches The new Arceau Grande Lune featuring a deep blue dial with a sunburst motif highlights the creativity of a timeless model. In 1978, Henri d’Origny freed the round watch from established aesthetic codes by imagining a classic and singular curve: the Arceau watch was born. Its case with asymmetrical stirrup-shaped attachments and sloping Arabic numerals evoking a galloping horse reveal a discreet and enduring elegance that lends itself to every possible expression of Hermès creativity and know-how.     The sunburst blue face of the new Arceau Grande Lune is paired with a matching Abyss blue alligator strap, an intense colour accentuated by the casual elegance of the steel case and sapphire caseback.     Swept over by slender hands and enlivened by sloping numerals creating an in-motion effect, this dynamic-looking display is complemented by a moon phase and date counter adorned with a starry sky, as well as a double day and month window appearing beneath the Hermès logo. Hours, minutes, seconds and complete calendar indications are displayed to the rhythm of a mechanical self-winding movement housed in a case crafted in the Hermès watchmaking workshops, as are the dial and strap. The new Arceau Grande Lune featuring a deep blue dial with a sunburst motif highlights the creativity of a timeless model. In 1978, Henri d’Origny freed the round watch from established aesthetic codes by imagining a classic and singular curve: the Arceau watch was born. Its case with asymmetrical stirrup-shaped attachments and sloping Arabic numerals evoking a galloping horse reveal a discreet and enduring elegance that lends itself to every possible expression of Hermès creativity and know-how.     The sunburst blue face of the new Arceau Grande Lune is paired with a matching Abyss blue alligator strap, an intense colour accentuated by the casual elegance of the steel case and sapphire caseback.     Swept over by slender hands and enlivened by sloping numerals creating an in-motion effect, this dynamic-looking display is complemented by a moon phase and date counter adorned with a starry sky, as well as a double day and month window appearing beneath the Hermès logo. Hours, minutes, seconds and complete calendar indications are displayed to the rhythm of a mechanical self-winding movement housed in a case crafted in the Hermès watchmaking workshops, as are the dial and strap.

PANERAI LUMINOR WORN BY SYLVESTER STALLONE IN FILM DAYLIGHT SELLS FOR $214,200 AFTER LESS THAN 5 MINUTES OF BIDDING
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PANERAI LUMINOR WORN BY SYLVESTER STALLONE IN FILM DAYLIGHT SELLS FOR $214,200 AFTER LESS THAN 5 MINUTES OF BIDDING

Watches Panerai is pleased to announce the auction sale of three important Panerai watches through Phillips in association with Bacs and Russo, at the much anticipated December Racing Pulse Flagship Auction.     The exciting hero of the auction – the famous Panerai Luminor PAM5218-201/A (Lot 47) consigned personally by multiple Academy Award™ nominee and Golden Globe™ winner, Sylvester Stallone sold for an unprecedented $214,200, after less than 5 minutes of bidding.     This selling price was a nod not only to the incredible provenance of the timepiece, but also to the immense fascination the brand’s early history continues to hold for collectors.     The watch achieved almost fabled status amongst enthusiasts and is widely acknowledged as the catalyst for Panerai’s launch on global stage as it changed the brand forever.     “We are excited to bear witness to a historic moment so inextricably connected to both Panerai’s beginning and future,” said Jean-Marc Pontroué, Panerai CEO.     “As a brand, we have always looked to the horizon of what is possible while keeping one foot firmly grounded in the principles and foundation of our past. After the success of the first Phillips auction in Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago, this is a strong signal that Panerai remains in the heart of the collectors’ community. We are proud to have partnered with Phillips to offer watchmaking enthusiasts worldwide a unique timepiece so representative of our pioneering spirit.” Panerai is pleased to announce the auction sale of three important Panerai watches through Phillips in association with Bacs and Russo, at the much anticipated December Racing Pulse Flagship Auction.     The exciting hero of the auction – the famous Panerai Luminor PAM5218-201/A (Lot 47) consigned personally by multiple Academy Award™ nominee and Golden Globe™ winner, Sylvester Stallone sold for an unprecedented $214,200, after less than 5 minutes of bidding.     This selling price was a nod not only to the incredible provenance of the timepiece, but also to the immense fascination the brand’s early history continues to hold for collectors.     The watch achieved almost fabled status amongst enthusiasts and is widely acknowledged as the catalyst for Panerai’s launch on global stage as it changed the brand forever.     “We are excited to bear witness to a historic moment so inextricably connected to both Panerai’s beginning and future,” said Jean-Marc Pontroué, Panerai CEO.     “As a brand, we have always looked to the horizon of what is possible while keeping one foot firmly grounded in the principles and foundation of our past. After the success of the first Phillips auction in Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago, this is a strong signal that Panerai remains in the heart of the collectors’ community. We are proud to have partnered with Phillips to offer watchmaking enthusiasts worldwide a unique timepiece so representative of our pioneering spirit.”

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THE VERSACE PRE-FALL 2021 COLLECTION
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THE VERSACE PRE-FALL 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion Pre-Fall 2021 is all about Versace essentials for the men and women of today. Inspired by modern muses, Donatella Versace has created designs that celebrate personality and individual identity, presenting the new must-have pieces for a world that has evolved and changed.     The womenswear collection focuses on cuts, new silhouettes and unexpected matchings of fabrics and colors.     Sleek black leather, a material that has always been integral to the brand, comes in the form of tailored blazers, A-line skirts and dresses. The silhouettes are clean and the color palettes center on block black and caramel with pops of reds, oranges, and electric blues throughout. Sporty sweatshirts are turned into dresses with nipped-in waists. This season’s little black dress, which is made from heavy jersey or leather, goes from day to night and is sometimes embellished with broken-up Versace bijoux. Accessories are bold this season and come in punchy colors as well as black and caramel. We introduce a new hobo-style La Medusa handbag in three sizes and refresh our classic Virtus line with new finishes including ecological faux fur.     The menswear presents the modern uniform for the guy of today. Athletic sportwear, tactile cashmere pieces, flannel-trimmed oxford shirts and utilitarian outerwear. There are clean-cut overcoats in vibrant blue and green. Versace’s version of a camouflage print – Baroccoflage – comes in khaki-brown and navy-electric blue combinations. Suits are sharply tailored but come in new fabrics. Some feature faint Baroccoflage prints and are worn with relaxed sportswear for a clashing effect.     Jersey and sweatshirts have been crafted from eco-sustainable fabrics, and the formalwear is made from over-printed deadstock as part of Versace’s ongoing commitment to become a more sustainable brand.     CREDITS: Photographer: Theo Sion Stylist: Jacob K Models: Kayako Higuchi Grace Hartzel Miriam Sanchez Sculy Mejia Escobosa Evelina Lauren Cheikh Dia David Trulik Hair: Alessandro Squarza Make-up: Miriam Langellotti Casting Director: Piergiorgio Del Moro Pre-Fall 2021 is all about Versace essentials for the men and women of today. Inspired by modern muses, Donatella Versace has created designs that celebrate personality and individual identity, presenting the new must-have pieces for a world that has evolved and changed.     The womenswear collection focuses on cuts, new silhouettes and unexpected matchings of fabrics and colors.     Sleek black leather, a material that has always been integral to the brand, comes in the form of tailored blazers, A-line skirts and dresses. The silhouettes are clean and the color palettes center on block black and caramel with pops of reds, oranges, and electric blues throughout. Sporty sweatshirts are turned into dresses with nipped-in waists. This season’s little black dress, which is made from heavy jersey or leather, goes from day to night and is sometimes embellished with broken-up Versace bijoux. Accessories are bold this season and come in punchy colors as well as black and caramel. We introduce a new hobo-style La Medusa handbag in three sizes and refresh our classic Virtus line with new finishes including ecological faux fur.     The menswear presents the modern uniform for the guy of today. Athletic sportwear, tactile cashmere pieces, flannel-trimmed oxford shirts and utilitarian outerwear. There are clean-cut overcoats in vibrant blue and green. Versace’s version of a camouflage print – Baroccoflage – comes in khaki-brown and navy-electric blue combinations. Suits are sharply tailored but come in new fabrics. Some feature faint Baroccoflage prints and are worn with relaxed sportswear for a clashing effect.     Jersey and sweatshirts have been crafted from eco-sustainable fabrics, and the formalwear is made from over-printed deadstock as part of Versace’s ongoing commitment to become a more sustainable brand.     CREDITS: Photographer: Theo Sion Stylist: Jacob K Models: Kayako Higuchi Grace Hartzel Miriam Sanchez Sculy Mejia Escobosa Evelina Lauren Cheikh Dia David Trulik Hair: Alessandro Squarza Make-up: Miriam Langellotti Casting Director: Piergiorgio Del Moro

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.

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.    

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