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THE ZALANDO GREENHOUSE: THE VIRTUAL HOME OF ‘SMALL STEPS
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THE ZALANDO GREENHOUSE: THE VIRTUAL HOME OF ‘SMALL STEPS

Fashion This week marks the launch of Zalando Greenhouse, a virtual 360 degree experience bringing the recently launched Small Steps. Big Impact. By Zalando to a new, exciting, digital life. It takes the collection right to the consumer, wherever they may be.   The ongoing project will engage and inspire consumers, both to discover the collection and to make more sustainable choices. There will be surprise appearances from selected talent, including model and sustainability advocate Arizona Muse and creative director and sustainability consultant Doina Ciobanu, creating an unforgettable way to shop the collection.     The debut showcased in the house is the second capsule collection of the Small Steps. Big Impact. By Zalando initiative. Eight European brands with sustainable values have each designed a capsule range for Zalando, together forming a 116 piece collection for winter 2020. A common aim unites: by inviting consumers to experience and explore the Zalando Greenhouse and the designers and brands which feature within, they are equipped to shop more responsibly.     The brands are at the heart of the experience via audio, imagery and interiors matched to each creative vision. It will be a digital showroom that anyone can visit, each space encapsulating a designer’s vision. Users will be able to explore the Zalando Greenhouse via desktop, tablet or mobile, and surround themselves in a beautifully created digital space, bringing a new way to explore the clothes, the stories and the designers behind them.     “The Greenhouse is an immersive way to discover not only the collection but key voices, creatives and ideas in the sustainable fashion space. With this dedicated digital space we want to help customers shop more sustainable fashion and learn about the designers joint efforts to bring this collection to life. It's a long-term initiative that will be developed for future collections and could even pop-up physically in the future." - Natalie Wills, Global Director Social Media & Consumer PR, Zalando     Like the capsule collection, the Greenhouse echoes the message and ethos of Zalando’s sustainability strategy, do.MORE, launched in October last year. Acknowledging that the fashion industry is part of the problem, Zalando strives to be a part of the solution by harnessing its scope, connections, scale and technology to influence positive change in the fashion industry. It wants to become a sustainable platform with a net-positive impact for people and the planet.   “It is more important than ever that we start to strike a balance between a love for fashion and protecting people and the planet. It is crucial that we all take responsibility for our futures, and realise that every time we buy something we are casting a vote on the kind of world we want to live in. I am delighted to support these eight amazing designers, who are each disproving the dated notion that ethical and sustainable fashion is bland and scratchy and demonstrating that fashion CAN have a positive impact on nature.” - Arizona Muse, Model, Activist and Sustainability Consultant.     Explore Now: Visit the Zalando Greenhouse by visiting www.zalandogreenhouse.com or explore on Zalando Instagram. This week marks the launch of Zalando Greenhouse, a virtual 360 degree experience bringing the recently launched Small Steps. Big Impact. By Zalando to a new, exciting, digital life. It takes the collection right to the consumer, wherever they may be.   The ongoing project will engage and inspire consumers, both to discover the collection and to make more sustainable choices. There will be surprise appearances from selected talent, including model and sustainability advocate Arizona Muse and creative director and sustainability consultant Doina Ciobanu, creating an unforgettable way to shop the collection.     The debut showcased in the house is the second capsule collection of the Small Steps. Big Impact. By Zalando initiative. Eight European brands with sustainable values have each designed a capsule range for Zalando, together forming a 116 piece collection for winter 2020. A common aim unites: by inviting consumers to experience and explore the Zalando Greenhouse and the designers and brands which feature within, they are equipped to shop more responsibly.     The brands are at the heart of the experience via audio, imagery and interiors matched to each creative vision. It will be a digital showroom that anyone can visit, each space encapsulating a designer’s vision. Users will be able to explore the Zalando Greenhouse via desktop, tablet or mobile, and surround themselves in a beautifully created digital space, bringing a new way to explore the clothes, the stories and the designers behind them.     “The Greenhouse is an immersive way to discover not only the collection but key voices, creatives and ideas in the sustainable fashion space. With this dedicated digital space we want to help customers shop more sustainable fashion and learn about the designers joint efforts to bring this collection to life. It's a long-term initiative that will be developed for future collections and could even pop-up physically in the future." - Natalie Wills, Global Director Social Media & Consumer PR, Zalando     Like the capsule collection, the Greenhouse echoes the message and ethos of Zalando’s sustainability strategy, do.MORE, launched in October last year. Acknowledging that the fashion industry is part of the problem, Zalando strives to be a part of the solution by harnessing its scope, connections, scale and technology to influence positive change in the fashion industry. It wants to become a sustainable platform with a net-positive impact for people and the planet.   “It is more important than ever that we start to strike a balance between a love for fashion and protecting people and the planet. It is crucial that we all take responsibility for our futures, and realise that every time we buy something we are casting a vote on the kind of world we want to live in. I am delighted to support these eight amazing designers, who are each disproving the dated notion that ethical and sustainable fashion is bland and scratchy and demonstrating that fashion CAN have a positive impact on nature.” - Arizona Muse, Model, Activist and Sustainability Consultant.     Explore Now: Visit the Zalando Greenhouse by visiting www.zalandogreenhouse.com or explore on Zalando Instagram.

Comfort, technology, style, performance and sustainability: these are the Colmar key words for the first winter of the new decade
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Comfort, technology, style, performance and sustainability: these are the Colmar key words for the first winter of the new decade

Fashion In presenting the pieces for next winter and officially entering the decade when it will be celebrating its centenary (in 2023), Colmar, in producing the offer in the run-up to its anniversary, has decided to keep some important key words in mind.     Sustainability: thermal insulators 90% made up for recycled fibers are used in the collection; the revolutionary Teflon EcoElite, water-repellent treatment, which comes from renewable sources some years and is applied on the whole collection; empty polyester fiber spheres become an artificial insulation filling, the most similar alternative to down which keeps its heat qualities even when it is wet; Graphene, applied to a fabric for the first time by Colmar, becomes a yarn used in the lining of jackets which, thanks to this innovative nano-tech material, lets the body not only distribute warmth evenly, but disperse static as well. The pieces characterized by recycled materials are marked by a special tag.      Technology and Comfort: are also two important words for this collection: the study of and research into increasingly advanced materials to constantly improve athletic performances and movements are the imperatives in every season. This is why padding becomes stretch, there are five-layer puckered fabrics, some jackets have been designed with water-repellent down and Graphene is applied to an increasing number of pieces.     Style: with special attention to the female world so that women’s skiing is underlined by important details but which make all the difference: the lines and the cuts mostly follow the body and make sporting movements easier for the person wearing the piece; some elements of the jacket, such as the collar, are removable; anti-cold teddy fleece is applied at strategic point and there are more and more stylistic characteristics including the colours which, in the different lines, combined with the basic colours, become hyper-energetic.        Capsule: Dedicated to a woman with more get-up-and-go, the “Moonlight Shadow” capsule collection, where the silver mirror fabric is applied and paired with a high impact techno animal print and where femininity is magnified by side slits in the jackets, belts at the waist, vertical padding and a whole skisuit with leggings. For him, on the other hand, skiing becomes a real journey with “Ski Travel”, the versatility of which means it can be used both in the city and in the mountains, thanks to the study of specific details such as the inside straps which allow hanging the jacket from the shoulders, a pocket which can act as a backpack on the back, the possibility of pulling out a balaclava to beat the cold and multipurpose pockets. This way modern travelers can go easily form the city to the ski slopes wearing the same piece. In presenting the pieces for next winter and officially entering the decade when it will be celebrating its centenary (in 2023), Colmar, in producing the offer in the run-up to its anniversary, has decided to keep some important key words in mind.     Sustainability: thermal insulators 90% made up for recycled fibers are used in the collection; the revolutionary Teflon EcoElite, water-repellent treatment, which comes from renewable sources some years and is applied on the whole collection; empty polyester fiber spheres become an artificial insulation filling, the most similar alternative to down which keeps its heat qualities even when it is wet; Graphene, applied to a fabric for the first time by Colmar, becomes a yarn used in the lining of jackets which, thanks to this innovative nano-tech material, lets the body not only distribute warmth evenly, but disperse static as well. The pieces characterized by recycled materials are marked by a special tag.      Technology and Comfort: are also two important words for this collection: the study of and research into increasingly advanced materials to constantly improve athletic performances and movements are the imperatives in every season. This is why padding becomes stretch, there are five-layer puckered fabrics, some jackets have been designed with water-repellent down and Graphene is applied to an increasing number of pieces.     Style: with special attention to the female world so that women’s skiing is underlined by important details but which make all the difference: the lines and the cuts mostly follow the body and make sporting movements easier for the person wearing the piece; some elements of the jacket, such as the collar, are removable; anti-cold teddy fleece is applied at strategic point and there are more and more stylistic characteristics including the colours which, in the different lines, combined with the basic colours, become hyper-energetic.        Capsule: Dedicated to a woman with more get-up-and-go, the “Moonlight Shadow” capsule collection, where the silver mirror fabric is applied and paired with a high impact techno animal print and where femininity is magnified by side slits in the jackets, belts at the waist, vertical padding and a whole skisuit with leggings. For him, on the other hand, skiing becomes a real journey with “Ski Travel”, the versatility of which means it can be used both in the city and in the mountains, thanks to the study of specific details such as the inside straps which allow hanging the jacket from the shoulders, a pocket which can act as a backpack on the back, the possibility of pulling out a balaclava to beat the cold and multipurpose pockets. This way modern travelers can go easily form the city to the ski slopes wearing the same piece.

FENDI x K-WAY®  RELEASE THEIR NEW CAPSULE COLLECTION
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FENDI x K-WAY® RELEASE THEIR NEW CAPSULE COLLECTION

Fashion FENDI presents a surprising Capsule Collection developed in collaboration with K-Way®, just in time for the chilly and rainy season.     The Roman Maison’s signature luxury yet ironic aesthetic meets the timeless functionality of K-Way® for a range of Women’s, Men’s and Kids pieces injected with a cool and urban appeal.     FENDI’s iconic FF logo pattern steals the spotlight, printed ton-sur-ton on K-Way® legendary reversible nylon windbreakers, which can be folded in a pocket and carried as a pouch. The printed face, coming in mat black, is matched with a solid one, - black and gold for Women, dark blue for Men and black and pink for Kids. In addition to the regular shape available for all categories, the Women’s line presents also a shorter bomber- like version for an extra edgy twist.     For a truly luxurious touch, FENDI and K-Way® also developed a Women’s and Men’s exclusive style, wherenylon is combined with an FF logo printed on mink fur in brown, which is also used for a bib-like accessory to layer under jackets and outwear giving an extra sophisticated touch.     Get ready to run under the rain with FENDI x K-Way®, the best combination of chic and functional for the whole family.     Available in FENDI Boutiques and on fendi.com starting from November 2020. FENDI presents a surprising Capsule Collection developed in collaboration with K-Way®, just in time for the chilly and rainy season.     The Roman Maison’s signature luxury yet ironic aesthetic meets the timeless functionality of K-Way® for a range of Women’s, Men’s and Kids pieces injected with a cool and urban appeal.     FENDI’s iconic FF logo pattern steals the spotlight, printed ton-sur-ton on K-Way® legendary reversible nylon windbreakers, which can be folded in a pocket and carried as a pouch. The printed face, coming in mat black, is matched with a solid one, - black and gold for Women, dark blue for Men and black and pink for Kids. In addition to the regular shape available for all categories, the Women’s line presents also a shorter bomber- like version for an extra edgy twist.     For a truly luxurious touch, FENDI and K-Way® also developed a Women’s and Men’s exclusive style, wherenylon is combined with an FF logo printed on mink fur in brown, which is also used for a bib-like accessory to layer under jackets and outwear giving an extra sophisticated touch.     Get ready to run under the rain with FENDI x K-Way®, the best combination of chic and functional for the whole family.     Available in FENDI Boutiques and on fendi.com starting from November 2020.

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SAINT LAURENT MONOGRAM ALL OVER
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SAINT LAURENT MONOGRAM ALL OVER

Accessories FOR THE HOLIDAYS, SAINT LAURENT PROPOSES A SELECTION OF ITS ICONIC MONOGRAM ALL OVER. ENTIRELY COVERED WITH THE MONOGRAM OF THE HOUSE, THE MONOGRAM SAINT LAURENT ALL OVER, COMES IN DIFFERENT SHAPES AND FABRICS : BUCKET, SATCHEL AND SHOPPING BAGS ARE AVAILABLE IN A BEIGE AND BROWN PRINTED CANVAS AND SHINY DARK BLUE LEATHER, OR IN A SUEDE LEATHER EMBOSSED WITH THE SAINT LAURENT MONOGRAM.     FOR THE HOLIDAYS, SAINT LAURENT PROPOSES A SELECTION OF ITS ICONIC MONOGRAM ALL OVER. ENTIRELY COVERED WITH THE MONOGRAM OF THE HOUSE, THE MONOGRAM SAINT LAURENT ALL OVER, COMES IN DIFFERENT SHAPES AND FABRICS : BUCKET, SATCHEL AND SHOPPING BAGS ARE AVAILABLE IN A BEIGE AND BROWN PRINTED CANVAS AND SHINY DARK BLUE LEATHER, OR IN A SUEDE LEATHER EMBOSSED WITH THE SAINT LAURENT MONOGRAM.    

BOTTEGA VENETA RELEASES THEIR WARDROBE 01 CAMPAIGN
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BOTTEGA VENETA RELEASES THEIR WARDROBE 01 CAMPAIGN

Fashion With Tobias Dionisi, Cyrielle Lalande, Selena Forrest, Martijn Faaij, Guinevere van Seenus, Malaika Holmén, Fernando Cabral   Photographed by Tyrone Lebon With Tobias Dionisi, Cyrielle Lalande, Selena Forrest, Martijn Faaij, Guinevere van Seenus, Malaika Holmén, Fernando Cabral   Photographed by Tyrone Lebon

FENDI HIGHLIGHTS ITS CONTINUOUS COMMITMENT TOWARDS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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FENDI HIGHLIGHTS ITS CONTINUOUS COMMITMENT TOWARDS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Fashion In conjunction with the ceremony celebrating on November 11 the laying of the foundation stone of FENDI Factory - the Roman luxury house’s innovative, efficient and green pole of excellence dedicated to creation, development, innovation, training and production and located in Bagno a Ripoli - FENDI puts the focus on its holistic sustainable strategy.     The Roman Maison is unveiling a new section of its official website entirely dedicated to showcase the brand’s commitment towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility.     Offering three main sections, - environment, supply chain and community, - the fendi.com/sustainability new area in particular reveals details about the sustainable materials which are employed to craft FENDI high-end, durable products, the environmental excellence of its production sites and stores, as well as the transparency and responsibility of its supply chain and its long-term commitment in the education and training of young talents through the Massoli Academy in Rome and the participation in LVMH Institute des Métiers d’Excellence training program.     Along with employing cellulose-based fibers for lining and packaging, among its different initiatives, FENDI is also introducing the FF Green Interlace Capsule Collection. The iconic Peekaboo and Baguette in certified FF cotton and recycled polyester, are created through one of the most traditional workmanships used by FENDI - the Interlace technique. The fabric is cut into individual stripes, which are then assembled, and hand knotted together. The knots are then folded on the opposite side and the bag is finished with a maxi metal needle. Initially launched in colour green, symbolic to sustainability, now also available in the iconic FF tobacco/brown.     As part of FENDI’s holistic sustainable journey, it has been introduced the “hand in hand” project where selected artisans, one in each Italian region, were asked to offer a unique interpretation of  FENDI’s iconic Baguette, transforming the traditional handbag construction into a veritable objet d’art. The name ‘hand in hand’ represents the encounter of the local artisans’ hands with the FENDI artisans’ hands, giving life to a unique collaboration. Above and beyond the creation of artisanal FENDI products, this project establishes a strong network of human relationships and is a crucial step in preserving and transmitting the rare craft, creativity and savoir-faire of these local artisans across Italy.     The same eco-friendly approach will guide the design and creation of the brand’s Holiday windows that will bring a touch of joy and playfulness to international high streets. The windows will show a combination of architectural elements crafted from an eco-friendly and recyclable material, sugarcane-derived foam obtained through processes using recycled and regenerated products.     In addition, during the Holiday season, in some of its most prestigious flagships around the world, including London New Bond Street, Paris Avenue Montaigne, New York Madison Avenue and Rome Palazzo FENDI, the Roman luxury house will continue with the ‘sustainability of work’ and install special chandeliers created by disassembling 37 chandeliers part of the already existing stock of Murano historic Mazzuccato glass firm, and reassembling in 17 special and unusual ones, which as many artisanal companies across the Italian country, had its business dramatically hit by the Coronavirus crisis. In keeping with the sustainable spirit of the Holiday window project, these glamorous and chic decorations will be crafted from 49,340-square-meter of leather waste coming from FENDI production plants.     Fully embracing the LVMH Life program, aimed at reducing the impact of the luxury conglomerate’s brands productions, FENDI strives for sourcing the best sustainable materials and putting in play the most efficient practices to deliver excellent and responsible products. In conjunction with the ceremony celebrating on November 11 the laying of the foundation stone of FENDI Factory - the Roman luxury house’s innovative, efficient and green pole of excellence dedicated to creation, development, innovation, training and production and located in Bagno a Ripoli - FENDI puts the focus on its holistic sustainable strategy.     The Roman Maison is unveiling a new section of its official website entirely dedicated to showcase the brand’s commitment towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility.     Offering three main sections, - environment, supply chain and community, - the fendi.com/sustainability new area in particular reveals details about the sustainable materials which are employed to craft FENDI high-end, durable products, the environmental excellence of its production sites and stores, as well as the transparency and responsibility of its supply chain and its long-term commitment in the education and training of young talents through the Massoli Academy in Rome and the participation in LVMH Institute des Métiers d’Excellence training program.     Along with employing cellulose-based fibers for lining and packaging, among its different initiatives, FENDI is also introducing the FF Green Interlace Capsule Collection. The iconic Peekaboo and Baguette in certified FF cotton and recycled polyester, are created through one of the most traditional workmanships used by FENDI - the Interlace technique. The fabric is cut into individual stripes, which are then assembled, and hand knotted together. The knots are then folded on the opposite side and the bag is finished with a maxi metal needle. Initially launched in colour green, symbolic to sustainability, now also available in the iconic FF tobacco/brown.     As part of FENDI’s holistic sustainable journey, it has been introduced the “hand in hand” project where selected artisans, one in each Italian region, were asked to offer a unique interpretation of  FENDI’s iconic Baguette, transforming the traditional handbag construction into a veritable objet d’art. The name ‘hand in hand’ represents the encounter of the local artisans’ hands with the FENDI artisans’ hands, giving life to a unique collaboration. Above and beyond the creation of artisanal FENDI products, this project establishes a strong network of human relationships and is a crucial step in preserving and transmitting the rare craft, creativity and savoir-faire of these local artisans across Italy.     The same eco-friendly approach will guide the design and creation of the brand’s Holiday windows that will bring a touch of joy and playfulness to international high streets. The windows will show a combination of architectural elements crafted from an eco-friendly and recyclable material, sugarcane-derived foam obtained through processes using recycled and regenerated products.     In addition, during the Holiday season, in some of its most prestigious flagships around the world, including London New Bond Street, Paris Avenue Montaigne, New York Madison Avenue and Rome Palazzo FENDI, the Roman luxury house will continue with the ‘sustainability of work’ and install special chandeliers created by disassembling 37 chandeliers part of the already existing stock of Murano historic Mazzuccato glass firm, and reassembling in 17 special and unusual ones, which as many artisanal companies across the Italian country, had its business dramatically hit by the Coronavirus crisis. In keeping with the sustainable spirit of the Holiday window project, these glamorous and chic decorations will be crafted from 49,340-square-meter of leather waste coming from FENDI production plants.     Fully embracing the LVMH Life program, aimed at reducing the impact of the luxury conglomerate’s brands productions, FENDI strives for sourcing the best sustainable materials and putting in play the most efficient practices to deliver excellent and responsible products.

Iris van Herpen launches silk scarves
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Iris van Herpen launches silk scarves

Fashion Especially for the holidays, Iris van Herpen is releasing silk scarves in six different prints. Four of these prints are inspired by the collections 'Sensory Seas', 'Hypnosis', 'Seijaku' and 'Lucid', while the other two prints are inspired by the science of Alchemy and Aeolus, the mythological keepers of the winds. The scarves are available in the online boutique for € 169 each.      www.irisvanherpen.com/boutique Especially for the holidays, Iris van Herpen is releasing silk scarves in six different prints. Four of these prints are inspired by the collections 'Sensory Seas', 'Hypnosis', 'Seijaku' and 'Lucid', while the other two prints are inspired by the science of Alchemy and Aeolus, the mythological keepers of the winds. The scarves are available in the online boutique for € 169 each.      www.irisvanherpen.com/boutique

Jarno Kooijman opens second gallery, Fundamente, in Het Industriegebouw
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Jarno Kooijman opens second gallery, Fundamente, in Het Industriegebouw

Design Jarno Kooijman - known from Gallery Jarno Kooijman in Rotterdam North - specializes in 20th Century Design & Art. Exactly ten years after the opening of the high-end gallery that bears his name, Kooijman now opens a second gallery, Fundamente. This gallery, located in the iconic Industriegebouw in Rotterdam, serves a wider audience with design furniture from the 20th century.     During his many trips through Europe, Kooijman increasingly encountered special pieces that did not exactly fit the concept of the existing gallery. In addition, he noticed an increasing interest in 20th Century Design over the past two years, which he could not serve with the specific collection of his gallery alone. Especially from a younger target group, very active on social media and with taste and knowledge in search of iconic design furniture from the last century. With the establishment of Fundamente, Kooijman starts a new concept that fits better with this broader collection.      Fundamente: for young design enthusiasts to advanced connoisseurs:   Jarno Kooijman: "Our target group ranges from the young design lover to the advanced connoisseur. All pieces are purchased based on character and feeling. We are in daily contact with our international network to find distinctive pieces of the best quality. We highlight multiple styles, from Scandinavian design to small-scale French atelier-made pieces, as well as Italian or South American influences. With this wide selection - curated according to our taste, experience and intuition - we want to add something to the perception of people. "   "Fundamente could also have remained just a webshop, but we wanted to create a place where the furniture can be admired and touched. In my opinion, Rotterdam lacked a similar location where people from a wide area could come to get inspired. Het Industriegebouw is known in Rotterdam and beyond, and fits well with Fundamente in terms of architecture, vision and culture. It’s a place with a timeless character. Neighbors like Héroine, Containr Affairs, Old Scuola and MVRDV make the location extra appealing, they are also part of how you experience the building and the area. "     Het Industriegebouw: an icon of the reconstruction, now filled with showpieces from the same era.   Eva Sharo, one of the directors of Het Industriegebouw: “Fundamente in Het Industriegebouw is a perfect match; an icon of the reconstruction, now filled with showpieces from the same time. Timing is also important; we are asked to spend more time at home, where a pleasant experience is important. Concepts such as reuse and slow-living are becoming more and more important. The surprising combination of affordable pieces and wish-list items makes Fundamente accessible to a wide audience of design enthusiasts. Jarno's enthusiasm is also infectious and acts as a catalyst within the building. ”     Het Industriegebouw was realized in post-war Rotterdam and designed by Hugh Maaskant, in collaboration with Willem van Tijen. Het Industriegebouw was built by order of the Municipality of Rotterdam, making it one of the first multi-company buildings in the Netherlands. In 2015, the 22,000 m2 national monument was practically empty. The idea to restore this icon of Rotterdam's reconstruction to its original state and function was born. Nowadays, Het Industriegebouw is a hotspot within Rotterdam and one of the most popular Dutch multi-company buildings. Jarno Kooijman - known from Gallery Jarno Kooijman in Rotterdam North - specializes in 20th Century Design & Art. Exactly ten years after the opening of the high-end gallery that bears his name, Kooijman now opens a second gallery, Fundamente. This gallery, located in the iconic Industriegebouw in Rotterdam, serves a wider audience with design furniture from the 20th century.     During his many trips through Europe, Kooijman increasingly encountered special pieces that did not exactly fit the concept of the existing gallery. In addition, he noticed an increasing interest in 20th Century Design over the past two years, which he could not serve with the specific collection of his gallery alone. Especially from a younger target group, very active on social media and with taste and knowledge in search of iconic design furniture from the last century. With the establishment of Fundamente, Kooijman starts a new concept that fits better with this broader collection.      Fundamente: for young design enthusiasts to advanced connoisseurs:   Jarno Kooijman: "Our target group ranges from the young design lover to the advanced connoisseur. All pieces are purchased based on character and feeling. We are in daily contact with our international network to find distinctive pieces of the best quality. We highlight multiple styles, from Scandinavian design to small-scale French atelier-made pieces, as well as Italian or South American influences. With this wide selection - curated according to our taste, experience and intuition - we want to add something to the perception of people. "   "Fundamente could also have remained just a webshop, but we wanted to create a place where the furniture can be admired and touched. In my opinion, Rotterdam lacked a similar location where people from a wide area could come to get inspired. Het Industriegebouw is known in Rotterdam and beyond, and fits well with Fundamente in terms of architecture, vision and culture. It’s a place with a timeless character. Neighbors like Héroine, Containr Affairs, Old Scuola and MVRDV make the location extra appealing, they are also part of how you experience the building and the area. "     Het Industriegebouw: an icon of the reconstruction, now filled with showpieces from the same era.   Eva Sharo, one of the directors of Het Industriegebouw: “Fundamente in Het Industriegebouw is a perfect match; an icon of the reconstruction, now filled with showpieces from the same time. Timing is also important; we are asked to spend more time at home, where a pleasant experience is important. Concepts such as reuse and slow-living are becoming more and more important. The surprising combination of affordable pieces and wish-list items makes Fundamente accessible to a wide audience of design enthusiasts. Jarno's enthusiasm is also infectious and acts as a catalyst within the building. ”     Het Industriegebouw was realized in post-war Rotterdam and designed by Hugh Maaskant, in collaboration with Willem van Tijen. Het Industriegebouw was built by order of the Municipality of Rotterdam, making it one of the first multi-company buildings in the Netherlands. In 2015, the 22,000 m2 national monument was practically empty. The idea to restore this icon of Rotterdam's reconstruction to its original state and function was born. Nowadays, Het Industriegebouw is a hotspot within Rotterdam and one of the most popular Dutch multi-company buildings.

THE DIOR CHEZ MOI CAPSULE COLLECTION
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THE DIOR CHEZ MOI CAPSULE COLLECTION

Fashion Dior presents its first capsule collection entirely dedicated to loungewear, baptized Dior Chez Moi. Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri during the confinement period, the creations celebrate the art of living at home in style. For this new line, Pietro Ruffo, a Roman artist dear to the Creative Director, redesigned his emblematic zodiac motifs – a tribute to the superstitious nature of Monsieur Dior – as a world map linking sky and earth, continents and constellations, flora and fauna. Alongside a revisited version of the toile de Jouy, one of the House’s hallmark codes, his sketches sublimate precious pajama sets, delicate bathrobes and snug ponchos – irresistible, timeless pieces that can also be worn outside. An invitation to refinement and the gentle way of life, signed Dior. Dior presents its first capsule collection entirely dedicated to loungewear, baptized Dior Chez Moi. Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri during the confinement period, the creations celebrate the art of living at home in style. For this new line, Pietro Ruffo, a Roman artist dear to the Creative Director, redesigned his emblematic zodiac motifs – a tribute to the superstitious nature of Monsieur Dior – as a world map linking sky and earth, continents and constellations, flora and fauna. Alongside a revisited version of the toile de Jouy, one of the House’s hallmark codes, his sketches sublimate precious pajama sets, delicate bathrobes and snug ponchos – irresistible, timeless pieces that can also be worn outside. An invitation to refinement and the gentle way of life, signed Dior.

CAO FEI UNVEILS HER LATEST ARTWORK, ISLE OF INSTABILITY, COMMISSIONED BY AUDEMARS PIGUET CONTEMPORARY AT WEST BUND ART & DESIGN
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CAO FEI UNVEILS HER LATEST ARTWORK, ISLE OF INSTABILITY, COMMISSIONED BY AUDEMARS PIGUET CONTEMPORARY AT WEST BUND ART & DESIGN

Art Cao Fei’s latest artwork—a multi-media installation commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary—premieres in Shanghai this week, at West Bund Art & Design, where it is on view to the public for the duration of the fair (11– 15 November). The piece, titled Isle of Instability, is the artist’s first large-scale installation to be exhibited since the start of the pandemic and responds at a personal level to the artist's time living in isolation with her family in Singapore, precipitated by Covid-19.     Cao Fei has risen to global renown in the past two decades. Her practice includes film, digital media, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing and performance and captures her fascination with humanity and a response to the rapid technological developments experienced this century. The artist deals with themes of anticipation and questions the possible collapse of our future while proposing an escape, or a solution, through the potential of humanity: its dreams, imagination, creativity and the individual in relation to the collective.     Audemars Piguet Contemporary was engaged in developing a Studio Audemars Piguet artwork with Cao Fei well before the onset of Covid-19. In October 2019, Cao Fei visited the home of the brand, in Le Brassus, Switzerland, to finalise plans for the initial artwork. As worldwide cases of the virus grew, Cao Fei and her family found themselves in Singapore unable to return to their home in Beijing due to international travel restrictions. Together, Cao Fei and the Audemars Piguet Contemporary team agreed on a new subject matter for the art commission.     Isle of Instability was imagined and produced in the artist’s apartment in Singapore, which became amakeshift studio during the ten months that she lived there with her family, away from her home, studio and day-to-day habits in Beijing. Reminiscent of the artist’s early low-tech DIY artworks, the multi- media installation is based on a documentary study conducted by the artist during quarantine. Itexplores the psychological and physical implications that lockdown had on the artist, her family and humanity.     Isle of Instability comprises a two-room installation that visitors can walk through and experience at their own pace. The visitor first enters a room which resembles a commercial art gallery. Humour is imbued into the space, which presents minimalist objects that were collected during the artist’s time inquarantine as objets d’art, including plastic bags for the family’s subsistence, bread tags, bottles of sanitiser, toilet paper rolls and airplane tickets from their eventual return trip to China. The second room—a home setting—presents viewers with a replica of the artist and her family’s immediatesurroundings during quarantine, including photography, texts and drawings related to her experience of the global pandemic and the new habits she formed along the way. Two video installations are shown here. Lighthouse presents visitors with the views that Cao Fei saw from the balcony of her apartment, a lighthouse in a city far from home and normality. Outlying Island, explores the idea of escapism in a new reality through an “island” which the artist constructed for her daughter (who assisted throughout the development of the artwork) in the middle of their living room.     Through the mix of public and private, echoing both the nearby art fair booths and the privacy of one’shome, Isle of Instability explores the synergy and conflict that lies between these two realms. The artwork is presented at a time when the notion of the indoor and the outdoor, the private and the public, is being reimagined on a global scale. It addresses the question of how one can continue to exist in spite of limitations caused by the global pandemic. By proposing a shared experience via her own personal testimony, Cao Fei offers solace to the visiting public and the opportunity to converse about the ways in which humanity deals with uncertainty. Cao Fei’s latest artwork—a multi-media installation commissioned by Audemars Piguet Contemporary—premieres in Shanghai this week, at West Bund Art & Design, where it is on view to the public for the duration of the fair (11– 15 November). The piece, titled Isle of Instability, is the artist’s first large-scale installation to be exhibited since the start of the pandemic and responds at a personal level to the artist's time living in isolation with her family in Singapore, precipitated by Covid-19.     Cao Fei has risen to global renown in the past two decades. Her practice includes film, digital media, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing and performance and captures her fascination with humanity and a response to the rapid technological developments experienced this century. The artist deals with themes of anticipation and questions the possible collapse of our future while proposing an escape, or a solution, through the potential of humanity: its dreams, imagination, creativity and the individual in relation to the collective.     Audemars Piguet Contemporary was engaged in developing a Studio Audemars Piguet artwork with Cao Fei well before the onset of Covid-19. In October 2019, Cao Fei visited the home of the brand, in Le Brassus, Switzerland, to finalise plans for the initial artwork. As worldwide cases of the virus grew, Cao Fei and her family found themselves in Singapore unable to return to their home in Beijing due to international travel restrictions. Together, Cao Fei and the Audemars Piguet Contemporary team agreed on a new subject matter for the art commission.     Isle of Instability was imagined and produced in the artist’s apartment in Singapore, which became amakeshift studio during the ten months that she lived there with her family, away from her home, studio and day-to-day habits in Beijing. Reminiscent of the artist’s early low-tech DIY artworks, the multi- media installation is based on a documentary study conducted by the artist during quarantine. Itexplores the psychological and physical implications that lockdown had on the artist, her family and humanity.     Isle of Instability comprises a two-room installation that visitors can walk through and experience at their own pace. The visitor first enters a room which resembles a commercial art gallery. Humour is imbued into the space, which presents minimalist objects that were collected during the artist’s time inquarantine as objets d’art, including plastic bags for the family’s subsistence, bread tags, bottles of sanitiser, toilet paper rolls and airplane tickets from their eventual return trip to China. The second room—a home setting—presents viewers with a replica of the artist and her family’s immediatesurroundings during quarantine, including photography, texts and drawings related to her experience of the global pandemic and the new habits she formed along the way. Two video installations are shown here. Lighthouse presents visitors with the views that Cao Fei saw from the balcony of her apartment, a lighthouse in a city far from home and normality. Outlying Island, explores the idea of escapism in a new reality through an “island” which the artist constructed for her daughter (who assisted throughout the development of the artwork) in the middle of their living room.     Through the mix of public and private, echoing both the nearby art fair booths and the privacy of one’shome, Isle of Instability explores the synergy and conflict that lies between these two realms. The artwork is presented at a time when the notion of the indoor and the outdoor, the private and the public, is being reimagined on a global scale. It addresses the question of how one can continue to exist in spite of limitations caused by the global pandemic. By proposing a shared experience via her own personal testimony, Cao Fei offers solace to the visiting public and the opportunity to converse about the ways in which humanity deals with uncertainty.

ARKET is dressing up for the season ahead
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ARKET is dressing up for the season ahead

Fashion A certain etiquette has traditionally ruled the way we dress for festive occasions. At ARKET, bending and adapting these rules to fit a modern lifestyle is part of the brand. This year, given the uncertainty surrounding parties and celebrations as we know them, breaking the formal-wear rulebook is more relevant than ever. For the season ahead, ARKET has rounded up their favourite festive details with an invitation to invent your own rules – and to dress up, even if no one is watching.     Over-the-knee lengths result in playful silhouettes, even more so when combined with over-the-knee boots. Heels, as a part of formal attire, are absolutely optional in modern etiquette. A pair of flat-soled boots will also easily elevate a clean-cut dress. For a lively touch, unexpected details are added; like a velvet hair bow or opt for decorative trims such as broderie anglaise, scalloped edges, and tie collars.     The ARKET version of the party dress code includes refined mid-sized bags that do not compromise on functionality so that you can enjoy day-to-night. Mini bags in boldly-coloured renderings are another easy-to-wear accessory with a festive spin found in the range.     The collection is available in all ARKET stores and online. Prices range from €17 to €350. A certain etiquette has traditionally ruled the way we dress for festive occasions. At ARKET, bending and adapting these rules to fit a modern lifestyle is part of the brand. This year, given the uncertainty surrounding parties and celebrations as we know them, breaking the formal-wear rulebook is more relevant than ever. For the season ahead, ARKET has rounded up their favourite festive details with an invitation to invent your own rules – and to dress up, even if no one is watching.     Over-the-knee lengths result in playful silhouettes, even more so when combined with over-the-knee boots. Heels, as a part of formal attire, are absolutely optional in modern etiquette. A pair of flat-soled boots will also easily elevate a clean-cut dress. For a lively touch, unexpected details are added; like a velvet hair bow or opt for decorative trims such as broderie anglaise, scalloped edges, and tie collars.     The ARKET version of the party dress code includes refined mid-sized bags that do not compromise on functionality so that you can enjoy day-to-night. Mini bags in boldly-coloured renderings are another easy-to-wear accessory with a festive spin found in the range.     The collection is available in all ARKET stores and online. Prices range from €17 to €350.

MOSCOT BRINGS OVER 100 YEARS OF DOWNTOWN DNA TO THE DUTCH MARKING THE BRAND’S 16TH OPTICAL FLAGSHIP
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MOSCOT BRINGS OVER 100 YEARS OF DOWNTOWN DNA TO THE DUTCH MARKING THE BRAND’S 16TH OPTICAL FLAGSHIP

Accessories MOSCOT, the iconic, 105-year-old family owned, New York City eyewear institution announces the opening of its first brick-and-mortar shop in Amsterdam. The new outpost willoccupy a quaint but visible corner in the historic canal district of “The Nine Streets”. The full-service optical shop at Berenstraat 40 is set to open to the community on November 10th, 2020.     The company brings over 100 years of optical expertise and its signature old-world charm including authentic tchotchkes and vintage artifacts from the family archives, tin ceilings made in New York, and custom built “fan-do-lier” light fixtures that bring a dose of downtown DNA to the Dutch capital.     “While 2020 has been a year of unprecedented events across the globe and in our family’s 105 years in business, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring a piece of downtown NYC history to Amsterdam,” says Dr. Harvey Moscot, 4th Generation & CEO. He adds, “Amsterdam is a vibrant city full ofcreative, independent thinkers and we look forward to sharing the MOSCOT story in a meaningful way.”     Filled with shops full of character, MOSCOT’s new home in the Canal Belt of Amsterdam complementsthe brand’s outposts around the globe. Located near many museums and historic landmarks, MOSCOT Amsterdam will be available to both tourists and locals alike looking to explore the heart of the city’sbest shopping hub.     MOSCOT currently operates 15 shops worldwide, including locations in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Seoul, Tokyo, Paris, and Milan. MOSCOT, the iconic, 105-year-old family owned, New York City eyewear institution announces the opening of its first brick-and-mortar shop in Amsterdam. The new outpost willoccupy a quaint but visible corner in the historic canal district of “The Nine Streets”. The full-service optical shop at Berenstraat 40 is set to open to the community on November 10th, 2020.     The company brings over 100 years of optical expertise and its signature old-world charm including authentic tchotchkes and vintage artifacts from the family archives, tin ceilings made in New York, and custom built “fan-do-lier” light fixtures that bring a dose of downtown DNA to the Dutch capital.     “While 2020 has been a year of unprecedented events across the globe and in our family’s 105 years in business, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring a piece of downtown NYC history to Amsterdam,” says Dr. Harvey Moscot, 4th Generation & CEO. He adds, “Amsterdam is a vibrant city full ofcreative, independent thinkers and we look forward to sharing the MOSCOT story in a meaningful way.”     Filled with shops full of character, MOSCOT’s new home in the Canal Belt of Amsterdam complementsthe brand’s outposts around the globe. Located near many museums and historic landmarks, MOSCOT Amsterdam will be available to both tourists and locals alike looking to explore the heart of the city’sbest shopping hub.     MOSCOT currently operates 15 shops worldwide, including locations in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Seoul, Tokyo, Paris, and Milan.

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