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SHOPPING AT TWOJEYS WITH BITCOIN
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SHOPPING AT TWOJEYS WITH BITCOIN

Jewelry THE BRAND FOUNDED BY JOAN MARGARIT AND BIEL JUSTE ALLOWS PAYMENT WITH CRYPTOCURRENCIES ON ITS WEBSITE The world is changing, stores are now e-commerce and companies are start-ups reinventing traditional businesses.  The format in which we shop has evolved over the years, from the peseta to the euro, the credit card or our smartphone. This 2021 we woke up with one of the most relevant news of the millennium, cryptocurrency is the future - not only do we say so, but financial experts have also spoken loud and clear - and TwoJeys takes a step forward and accepts payment with them through its website.     TWOJEYS is the first jewelry e-commerce to accept payment in Bitcoin and Ethereum through the Coinbase platform.     This March the news at TwoJeys has been more than relevant. Just a week ago, the 'TJ Vending Machine' was inaugurated in the Headquarters of the brand, from which you can buy exclusive products of the brand, pre-orders and accessories.   TJ joins the boom and integrates payment with BTC and ETH through the gateway offered by Coinbase. Travel, cars and even houses are just a small part of what you can now buy with them. Today, the speed at which technology and the digital world are advancing is incredibly fast and, probably in the not too distant future, it will be even surprising that e-commerce that do not yet use bitcoin.   Being a young company like TwoJeys has a great advantage because those who know best how to adapt to the new times are the same people who were born and grew up in them.   THE BRAND FOUNDED BY JOAN MARGARIT AND BIEL JUSTE ALLOWS PAYMENT WITH CRYPTOCURRENCIES ON ITS WEBSITE The world is changing, stores are now e-commerce and companies are start-ups reinventing traditional businesses.  The format in which we shop has evolved over the years, from the peseta to the euro, the credit card or our smartphone. This 2021 we woke up with one of the most relevant news of the millennium, cryptocurrency is the future - not only do we say so, but financial experts have also spoken loud and clear - and TwoJeys takes a step forward and accepts payment with them through its website.     TWOJEYS is the first jewelry e-commerce to accept payment in Bitcoin and Ethereum through the Coinbase platform.     This March the news at TwoJeys has been more than relevant. Just a week ago, the 'TJ Vending Machine' was inaugurated in the Headquarters of the brand, from which you can buy exclusive products of the brand, pre-orders and accessories.   TJ joins the boom and integrates payment with BTC and ETH through the gateway offered by Coinbase. Travel, cars and even houses are just a small part of what you can now buy with them. Today, the speed at which technology and the digital world are advancing is incredibly fast and, probably in the not too distant future, it will be even surprising that e-commerce that do not yet use bitcoin.   Being a young company like TwoJeys has a great advantage because those who know best how to adapt to the new times are the same people who were born and grew up in them.  

Westfield Mall of the Netherlands officially opened
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Westfield Mall of the Netherlands officially opened

Fashion Today the doors of Westfield Mall of the Netherlands officially open. A unique, fully covered shopping and experience mall of 117,000m² with a four-star service level. In this way, Westfield gives entrepreneurs the space to start selling safely under the current circumstances and in accordance with the applicable guidelines. The planned festivities will be postponed to a later time, when the restaurants, cinema and other leisure activities can also be opened. Westfield is the first comprehensive shopping experience of this size in the Netherlands.       Westfield Mall of The Netherlands is a unique, innovative shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment destination in the heart of the conurbation, Leidschendam. From brunch to shopping, from a movie to extensive dining, experience is central at this mall. Completely different from other shopping centers in the Netherlands, partly due to the arrival of various flagship stores, the high-quality architecture, distinctive catering establishments, special events and a wide range of leisure. Experience is key at Westfield, so everybody sat around the table with all the retailers to create a unique experience within the Mall.     The Gallery is also a completely new concept for the Netherlands, where visitors can find an attractive and unexpected mix of designer and lifestyle brands such as Ace & Tate, Skins Cosmetics, Smaak Amsterdam and Miccy's Jewelz on 3,000 m². Ranging from a special selection of boutiques, lifestyle shops, coffee shops and pop-up stores, this revolutionary concept in the Dutch retail world makes it possible to create the intimate atmosphere desired by consumers. A modern reinterpretation of a classic shopping street.       The fact that Westfield Mall of the Netherlands offers a wide range of flavors is also reflected in the F&B range. The brand new Eat Theater features a mix of local and well-known eateries. In addition to spacious seating, good coffee and kiosks, ten restaurants are also located, including The Butcher and pizza hotspot Toni Loco. The prominent centerpiece of the dining and entertainment space is the elegant gold hanging decorations, which create an enchanting centerpiece. The thirty golden curtains consist of no less than 12,251,200 links and have a total surface of 3,020 m2. In other words, a 235 km long chain, approximately the distance between The Hague and Maastricht.   In addition to the impressive Eat Theater, the Mall also contains the regional destination for daily groceries thanks to the Fresh! food market. You can also find bakery at Robèrt by master Patissier and Master Boulanger Robèrt van Beckhoven, known from 'Heel Holland Bakt', , and many others here. The heart of Fresh! is the special kitchen in which famous chefs will soon give cooking workshops. The chefs work with seasonal products from the entrepreneurs in Fresh! to inspire visitors in a culinary way. The refrigerated lockers for groceries characterize Westfield Mall of the Netherlands, which is fully equipped.       Westfield Mall of the Netherlands is a place that is part of the local community. A place where people want to spend time, come together, seek connection, discover new experiences and above all enjoy. With a huge Kinepolis cinema, O'Leary's with bowling, Gamestate arcade hall and the Instagram museum Youseum under one roof, Westfield Mall of the Netherlands really offers an exceptional location in the Netherlands. The restaurants and leisure destinations will open as soon as the measures allow.   “We are extremely proud that we can support our retailers in these difficult times by opening our doors. A grand opening with all our 280 hotspots is not possible unfortunately , but we hope we can have one later in this year, ”said Bart van Twillert, Country Manager The Netherlands.   Although Westfield is a diverse destination in retailers, catering and leisure, the design concept is based on the idea of ​​one movement, one design, one identity. This is reflected in the Mall's impressive interior and exterior, designed by MVSA Architects under the direction of Roberto Meyer. For example, the facade is inspired by a voile, a silk scarf, which is draped smoothly over the building like a second skin. The shape of this voile is the starting point for a spectacular facade design that brings the new and existing buildings together.   Westfield is the only global B2B and B2C brand for retail, leisure, entertainment and hospitality destinations. With the opening in the Netherlands, it has eleven centers in continental Europe. Ten centers have already been opened in France, Sweden, Poland and the Czech Republic. Today the doors of Westfield Mall of the Netherlands officially open. A unique, fully covered shopping and experience mall of 117,000m² with a four-star service level. In this way, Westfield gives entrepreneurs the space to start selling safely under the current circumstances and in accordance with the applicable guidelines. The planned festivities will be postponed to a later time, when the restaurants, cinema and other leisure activities can also be opened. Westfield is the first comprehensive shopping experience of this size in the Netherlands.       Westfield Mall of The Netherlands is a unique, innovative shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment destination in the heart of the conurbation, Leidschendam. From brunch to shopping, from a movie to extensive dining, experience is central at this mall. Completely different from other shopping centers in the Netherlands, partly due to the arrival of various flagship stores, the high-quality architecture, distinctive catering establishments, special events and a wide range of leisure. Experience is key at Westfield, so everybody sat around the table with all the retailers to create a unique experience within the Mall.     The Gallery is also a completely new concept for the Netherlands, where visitors can find an attractive and unexpected mix of designer and lifestyle brands such as Ace & Tate, Skins Cosmetics, Smaak Amsterdam and Miccy's Jewelz on 3,000 m². Ranging from a special selection of boutiques, lifestyle shops, coffee shops and pop-up stores, this revolutionary concept in the Dutch retail world makes it possible to create the intimate atmosphere desired by consumers. A modern reinterpretation of a classic shopping street.       The fact that Westfield Mall of the Netherlands offers a wide range of flavors is also reflected in the F&B range. The brand new Eat Theater features a mix of local and well-known eateries. In addition to spacious seating, good coffee and kiosks, ten restaurants are also located, including The Butcher and pizza hotspot Toni Loco. The prominent centerpiece of the dining and entertainment space is the elegant gold hanging decorations, which create an enchanting centerpiece. The thirty golden curtains consist of no less than 12,251,200 links and have a total surface of 3,020 m2. In other words, a 235 km long chain, approximately the distance between The Hague and Maastricht.   In addition to the impressive Eat Theater, the Mall also contains the regional destination for daily groceries thanks to the Fresh! food market. You can also find bakery at Robèrt by master Patissier and Master Boulanger Robèrt van Beckhoven, known from 'Heel Holland Bakt', , and many others here. The heart of Fresh! is the special kitchen in which famous chefs will soon give cooking workshops. The chefs work with seasonal products from the entrepreneurs in Fresh! to inspire visitors in a culinary way. The refrigerated lockers for groceries characterize Westfield Mall of the Netherlands, which is fully equipped.       Westfield Mall of the Netherlands is a place that is part of the local community. A place where people want to spend time, come together, seek connection, discover new experiences and above all enjoy. With a huge Kinepolis cinema, O'Leary's with bowling, Gamestate arcade hall and the Instagram museum Youseum under one roof, Westfield Mall of the Netherlands really offers an exceptional location in the Netherlands. The restaurants and leisure destinations will open as soon as the measures allow.   “We are extremely proud that we can support our retailers in these difficult times by opening our doors. A grand opening with all our 280 hotspots is not possible unfortunately , but we hope we can have one later in this year, ”said Bart van Twillert, Country Manager The Netherlands.   Although Westfield is a diverse destination in retailers, catering and leisure, the design concept is based on the idea of ​​one movement, one design, one identity. This is reflected in the Mall's impressive interior and exterior, designed by MVSA Architects under the direction of Roberto Meyer. For example, the facade is inspired by a voile, a silk scarf, which is draped smoothly over the building like a second skin. The shape of this voile is the starting point for a spectacular facade design that brings the new and existing buildings together.   Westfield is the only global B2B and B2C brand for retail, leisure, entertainment and hospitality destinations. With the opening in the Netherlands, it has eleven centers in continental Europe. Ten centers have already been opened in France, Sweden, Poland and the Czech Republic.

BALENCIAGA GLOW-IN-THE-DARK
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BALENCIAGA GLOW-IN-THE-DARK

Fashion On March 29th, 2021, a capsule collection of glow-in-the-dark products will be available in Balenciaga stores worldwide and on Balenciaga.com. T-shirts, as well as accessories like pool slides, baseball caps and socks glow after being activated with any light source. Balenciaga logos, like the new lions-and- laurels double B and a simplified smiley face, are almost imperceptible on white shirts until they are glowing green in darkness. On March 29th, 2021, a capsule collection of glow-in-the-dark products will be available in Balenciaga stores worldwide and on Balenciaga.com. T-shirts, as well as accessories like pool slides, baseball caps and socks glow after being activated with any light source. Balenciaga logos, like the new lions-and- laurels double B and a simplified smiley face, are almost imperceptible on white shirts until they are glowing green in darkness.

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Alexander McQueen presents Spring & Summer 2021 Women’s Eyewear
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Alexander McQueen presents Spring & Summer 2021 Women’s Eyewear

Accessories First seen in the Spring/Summer 2021 pre collection, the Selvedge sunglasses are characterised by a bilayer acetate structure on the temples and nished with a contrast Alexander McQueen logo. These sunglasses are inspired by the house’s Selvedge accessories. With sharp edges and a cat-eye shape, they are available in black, dark havana, black with red contrast details and burgundy with pink contrast details.       First seen in the Spring/Summer 2021 pre collection, the Selvedge sunglasses are characterised by a bilayer acetate structure on the temples and nished with a contrast Alexander McQueen logo. These sunglasses are inspired by the house’s Selvedge accessories. With sharp edges and a cat-eye shape, they are available in black, dark havana, black with red contrast details and burgundy with pink contrast details.      

Galaxy Buds Pro Effective for People with Hearing Loss
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Galaxy Buds Pro Effective for People with Hearing Loss

Gadgets New research conducted by Samsung Medical Center suggests Galaxy Buds Pro could assist those with hearing impairments to better engage in conversations.     Samsung Electronics today revealed the findings of a new study published in Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology, a renowned scientific journal dedicated to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) research. The study indicated that Galaxy Buds Pro’s Ambient Sound feature is effective in helping those with mild to moderate hearing loss to better hear sounds in their surroundings.   The research was carried out in partnership with Samsung Medical Center, Asia’s leading hospital with outstanding health care services and research achievements. Samsung has been working in collaboration with Samsung Medical Center for over 10 years, focusing on the impact mobile devices can have on hearing and researching new ways to optimize sound experiences for users. This latest research marks an important next step in Samsung’s ongoing commitment to collaborating on pioneering innovations that benefit people in their everyday lives.   The study assessed the efficacy of a hearing aid, a personal sound amplification product, and Galaxy Buds Pro. According to the authors, no other study has yet included true wireless earbuds when evaluating the clinical performance of hearing devices. The study is the first to demonstrate the potential benefit of true wireless earbuds for individuals with mild to moderate hearing impairments and has the potential to improve the lives of 1.5 billion people globally who are currently living with some degree of hearing loss.1   “With rapidly aging populations it’s expected that, by 2050, one in ten people will have hearing loss1. But while hearing aids are useful for managing hearing impairments, uptake remains relatively low, mainly due to the high price,” said Il Joon Moon, Associate Professor at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Samsung Medical Center. “The initial study findings are very promising and encourage people to discover alternative devices, such as Galaxy Buds Pro, that can support them in their day to day lives.”   Galaxy Buds Pro, the hearing aid, and the personal sound amplification product underwent three key tests: electroacoustic assessment, sound amplification evaluation, and a clinical performance evaluation.     Electroacoustic Assessment   First, the electroacoustic characteristics of each device were assessed to see if they met the key performance criteria for hearing aids: output sound pressure level, frequency range, equivalent input noise, and total harmonic distortion. The results revealed that Galaxy Buds Pro met each of these four criteria, indicating that they show comparable performance to hearing aids.     Sound Amplification Evaluation   Then, a sound amplification evaluation was performed to examine if the devices adequately boosted sound. Each device was tested at seven different frequencies, and all showed an appropriate level of amplification.     Clinical Performance Evaluation   Finally, a clinical performance evaluation investigated changes in individuals’ hearing levels both with and without the devices, and their ability to recognize words and sentences. Participants had mild to moderate hearing loss, with a median age of 63 years. Statistical significance was observed at 1,000Hz, 2,000Hz and 6,000Hz, meaning Galaxy Buds Pro sufficiently amplified sound at the three frequencies of speech pitches. Furthermore, in total, over 57 percent of the participants reported that Galaxy Buds Pro were able to help them communicate in a quiet environment.   It was also discovered that, when wearing Galaxy Buds Pro, individuals were able to understand spoken words better–the results found statistically significant improvement in performance for the three devices compared to that in the unaided condition (Figure). This suggests that along with hearing aids and personal sound amplification products, Galaxy Buds Pro could potentially provide communicative benefit for individuals with hearing loss, and especially for those with mild and moderate loss.   As we develop new products and services, we are mindful of how our technology can help people to defy barriers and do more,” says Han-gil Moon, Master and Head of Advanced Audio Lab, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “These findings reflect our ongoing commitment to creating innovations that enable everyone to better enjoy everyday experiences, and we plan to extend the test to more participants in the coming months.”   Galaxy Buds Pro feature Ambient Sound, which can amplify nearby sounds by up to 20 decibels and, with four levels to choose from, users are able to adjust and customize how they experience sound according to their needs.   To read the full study, please visit: https://www.e-ceo.org/journal/view.php?number=783. For more information about Galaxy Buds Pro, please visit: www.samsung.com/galaxy-buds-pro. New research conducted by Samsung Medical Center suggests Galaxy Buds Pro could assist those with hearing impairments to better engage in conversations.     Samsung Electronics today revealed the findings of a new study published in Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology, a renowned scientific journal dedicated to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) research. The study indicated that Galaxy Buds Pro’s Ambient Sound feature is effective in helping those with mild to moderate hearing loss to better hear sounds in their surroundings.   The research was carried out in partnership with Samsung Medical Center, Asia’s leading hospital with outstanding health care services and research achievements. Samsung has been working in collaboration with Samsung Medical Center for over 10 years, focusing on the impact mobile devices can have on hearing and researching new ways to optimize sound experiences for users. This latest research marks an important next step in Samsung’s ongoing commitment to collaborating on pioneering innovations that benefit people in their everyday lives.   The study assessed the efficacy of a hearing aid, a personal sound amplification product, and Galaxy Buds Pro. According to the authors, no other study has yet included true wireless earbuds when evaluating the clinical performance of hearing devices. The study is the first to demonstrate the potential benefit of true wireless earbuds for individuals with mild to moderate hearing impairments and has the potential to improve the lives of 1.5 billion people globally who are currently living with some degree of hearing loss.1   “With rapidly aging populations it’s expected that, by 2050, one in ten people will have hearing loss1. But while hearing aids are useful for managing hearing impairments, uptake remains relatively low, mainly due to the high price,” said Il Joon Moon, Associate Professor at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Samsung Medical Center. “The initial study findings are very promising and encourage people to discover alternative devices, such as Galaxy Buds Pro, that can support them in their day to day lives.”   Galaxy Buds Pro, the hearing aid, and the personal sound amplification product underwent three key tests: electroacoustic assessment, sound amplification evaluation, and a clinical performance evaluation.     Electroacoustic Assessment   First, the electroacoustic characteristics of each device were assessed to see if they met the key performance criteria for hearing aids: output sound pressure level, frequency range, equivalent input noise, and total harmonic distortion. The results revealed that Galaxy Buds Pro met each of these four criteria, indicating that they show comparable performance to hearing aids.     Sound Amplification Evaluation   Then, a sound amplification evaluation was performed to examine if the devices adequately boosted sound. Each device was tested at seven different frequencies, and all showed an appropriate level of amplification.     Clinical Performance Evaluation   Finally, a clinical performance evaluation investigated changes in individuals’ hearing levels both with and without the devices, and their ability to recognize words and sentences. Participants had mild to moderate hearing loss, with a median age of 63 years. Statistical significance was observed at 1,000Hz, 2,000Hz and 6,000Hz, meaning Galaxy Buds Pro sufficiently amplified sound at the three frequencies of speech pitches. Furthermore, in total, over 57 percent of the participants reported that Galaxy Buds Pro were able to help them communicate in a quiet environment.   It was also discovered that, when wearing Galaxy Buds Pro, individuals were able to understand spoken words better–the results found statistically significant improvement in performance for the three devices compared to that in the unaided condition (Figure). This suggests that along with hearing aids and personal sound amplification products, Galaxy Buds Pro could potentially provide communicative benefit for individuals with hearing loss, and especially for those with mild and moderate loss.   As we develop new products and services, we are mindful of how our technology can help people to defy barriers and do more,” says Han-gil Moon, Master and Head of Advanced Audio Lab, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “These findings reflect our ongoing commitment to creating innovations that enable everyone to better enjoy everyday experiences, and we plan to extend the test to more participants in the coming months.”   Galaxy Buds Pro feature Ambient Sound, which can amplify nearby sounds by up to 20 decibels and, with four levels to choose from, users are able to adjust and customize how they experience sound according to their needs.   To read the full study, please visit: https://www.e-ceo.org/journal/view.php?number=783. For more information about Galaxy Buds Pro, please visit: www.samsung.com/galaxy-buds-pro.

BVLGARI SERPENTI THROUGH THE EYES OF MARY KATRANTZOU
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BVLGARI SERPENTI THROUGH THE EYES OF MARY KATRANTZOU

Jewelry Fashion designer Mary Katrantzou gives her own take to Bvlgari’s icon of spellbinding metamorphosis for an exclusive capsule collection.     The unstoppable transformative power of Bvlgari’s Serpenti and the unlimited imagination of London-based Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou collide in a new chapter of the famed “Serpenti Through the Eyes of” saga.     As the latest designer enlisted by the Roman Jeweller to freely reinterpret its icon Serpenti Forever, Mary Katrantzou, recognized as the “queen of prints” for her exuberant and maximalist creations, infuses her poetic and jubilant style into the mesmerizing sign, rebirthing the serpent with newfound vitality and optimism.     Crafting joy through Haute Couture craftsmanship, vibrant nuances and playful jewellery-inspired touches, the fashion designer introduces three new styles – the Serpenti Metamorphosis bag, the Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag and the Serpenti Metamorphosis minaudière - completed by a selection of textiles.     Connecting the snake’s transformative nature with the fascinating metamorphosis of butterflies, Mary Katrantzou brings to life an optimistic message of rebirth, evolution and change. Taking the Serpenti Top Handle shape in Nappa as her canvas, the Greek designer realizes a true Haute Couture masterwork with a spectacular three-dimensional embroidery, visually depicting the transformation of a coiled serpent into a riot of flying butterflies. At the core of this whimsical design, triumphs fiercely the snakehead closure revamped by Mary Katrantzou.     A calibre of craft, each Serpenti Metamorphosis bag takes more than 40 hours of work of a skilled artisan and comes in White Agate, Crystal Rose and Emerald Green for the smaller size, and Black in the larger size, all in very limited quantities.     Drawing on Bvlgari’s audacious jewellery DNA, the Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag blends an ultra-soft, incredibly smooth quilted Nappa body with an unprecedent metal top handle, reimagining with dare and distinction an iconic Serpenti heritage design. Epitomizing the concept of metamorphosis down to the last detail, the versatile bag can morph into a vibrant cross-body, by removing the handle and attaching an exquisite golden chain strap. A perfect marriage of jewellery-inspiration and leather goods artistry, the statement piece also flaunts Mary Katrantzou’s very own interpretation of the snakehead closure, topped by pear-shaped gemstone eyes and shining on a range of gem-inspired nuances, from Ivory Opal and Crystal Rose to Aegean Topaz and Carmine Jasper, through Black.     A jewel in its own right, the Serpenti Metamorphosis minaudière focuses on the hypnotic beauty of the iconic snake head, exalting the sensuality of its hexagonal scales and transfixing drop-shaped eyes. Inspired by the iconic Bulgari Serpenti watch, its a Bulgari first to be translated into a minaudière. This object of desire comes in two different styles: a small size in scintillating light gold or gold with long or short double chain strap, to be worn cross body or on the wrist, and a vibrant medium size for hand carry wearability, available with black and white, multicolour or crystal rose enamelled scales.     All bags of the capsule collection are completed with an internal metal tag featuring the“Mary Katrantzou x Bvlgari” signature.     Reiterating the wonders of nature’s metamorphosis, the Mary Katrantzou shows her mastery with show stopping patterns and colour combinations in a selection of textiles, playing on the collision between the butterfly and the snake motif, and ranging from light cashmere and silk foulards to ultra-versatile silk shelleys.   The collection is unveiled through the Campaign lensed by French fashion photographer Hugo Comte and modelled by Russian philanthropist and beauty icon Natalia Vodianova, wearing Haute Couture jumpsuits specially created by Mary Katrantzou for the occasion.   The capsule collection will be available in selected Bvlgari boutiques worldwide and on Bulgari.com from April 15. Online pre-orders will start from March 21st.     THE OMNIA CAPSULE EDITION BY MARY KATRANTZOU   The exciting dialogue between Bvlgari’s and Mary Katrantzou’s bold creative visions also embraces the world of perfumery. Reimagining the Bvlgari Omnia universe as an optimistic and colourful dreamworld, the Greek designer collaborates with Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas on the creation of a new exclusive fragrance and brings joy to the entire Omnia Collection with a dedicated packaging animation. A collaboration exuding with the joyful spirit and vibrant allure of Omnia, the unbridled exuberance of the Roman Maison and Mary Katrantzou’s uplifting and daring creative approach. Fashion designer Mary Katrantzou gives her own take to Bvlgari’s icon of spellbinding metamorphosis for an exclusive capsule collection.     The unstoppable transformative power of Bvlgari’s Serpenti and the unlimited imagination of London-based Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou collide in a new chapter of the famed “Serpenti Through the Eyes of” saga.     As the latest designer enlisted by the Roman Jeweller to freely reinterpret its icon Serpenti Forever, Mary Katrantzou, recognized as the “queen of prints” for her exuberant and maximalist creations, infuses her poetic and jubilant style into the mesmerizing sign, rebirthing the serpent with newfound vitality and optimism.     Crafting joy through Haute Couture craftsmanship, vibrant nuances and playful jewellery-inspired touches, the fashion designer introduces three new styles – the Serpenti Metamorphosis bag, the Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag and the Serpenti Metamorphosis minaudière - completed by a selection of textiles.     Connecting the snake’s transformative nature with the fascinating metamorphosis of butterflies, Mary Katrantzou brings to life an optimistic message of rebirth, evolution and change. Taking the Serpenti Top Handle shape in Nappa as her canvas, the Greek designer realizes a true Haute Couture masterwork with a spectacular three-dimensional embroidery, visually depicting the transformation of a coiled serpent into a riot of flying butterflies. At the core of this whimsical design, triumphs fiercely the snakehead closure revamped by Mary Katrantzou.     A calibre of craft, each Serpenti Metamorphosis bag takes more than 40 hours of work of a skilled artisan and comes in White Agate, Crystal Rose and Emerald Green for the smaller size, and Black in the larger size, all in very limited quantities.     Drawing on Bvlgari’s audacious jewellery DNA, the Serpenti Metamorphosis Handle bag blends an ultra-soft, incredibly smooth quilted Nappa body with an unprecedent metal top handle, reimagining with dare and distinction an iconic Serpenti heritage design. Epitomizing the concept of metamorphosis down to the last detail, the versatile bag can morph into a vibrant cross-body, by removing the handle and attaching an exquisite golden chain strap. A perfect marriage of jewellery-inspiration and leather goods artistry, the statement piece also flaunts Mary Katrantzou’s very own interpretation of the snakehead closure, topped by pear-shaped gemstone eyes and shining on a range of gem-inspired nuances, from Ivory Opal and Crystal Rose to Aegean Topaz and Carmine Jasper, through Black.     A jewel in its own right, the Serpenti Metamorphosis minaudière focuses on the hypnotic beauty of the iconic snake head, exalting the sensuality of its hexagonal scales and transfixing drop-shaped eyes. Inspired by the iconic Bulgari Serpenti watch, its a Bulgari first to be translated into a minaudière. This object of desire comes in two different styles: a small size in scintillating light gold or gold with long or short double chain strap, to be worn cross body or on the wrist, and a vibrant medium size for hand carry wearability, available with black and white, multicolour or crystal rose enamelled scales.     All bags of the capsule collection are completed with an internal metal tag featuring the“Mary Katrantzou x Bvlgari” signature.     Reiterating the wonders of nature’s metamorphosis, the Mary Katrantzou shows her mastery with show stopping patterns and colour combinations in a selection of textiles, playing on the collision between the butterfly and the snake motif, and ranging from light cashmere and silk foulards to ultra-versatile silk shelleys.   The collection is unveiled through the Campaign lensed by French fashion photographer Hugo Comte and modelled by Russian philanthropist and beauty icon Natalia Vodianova, wearing Haute Couture jumpsuits specially created by Mary Katrantzou for the occasion.   The capsule collection will be available in selected Bvlgari boutiques worldwide and on Bulgari.com from April 15. Online pre-orders will start from March 21st.     THE OMNIA CAPSULE EDITION BY MARY KATRANTZOU   The exciting dialogue between Bvlgari’s and Mary Katrantzou’s bold creative visions also embraces the world of perfumery. Reimagining the Bvlgari Omnia universe as an optimistic and colourful dreamworld, the Greek designer collaborates with Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas on the creation of a new exclusive fragrance and brings joy to the entire Omnia Collection with a dedicated packaging animation. A collaboration exuding with the joyful spirit and vibrant allure of Omnia, the unbridled exuberance of the Roman Maison and Mary Katrantzou’s uplifting and daring creative approach.

 Louis Vuitton presents Zanellato/Bortotto Lanterns
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Louis Vuitton presents Zanellato/Bortotto Lanterns

Accessories “A journey East, a summer dinner with friends, a walk on the beach. We imagined this project as a collection of memories woven into a lantern. An intimate and personal object to keep with you to gently illuminate precious moments.“Zanellato/Bortotto.     Lanterns, Zanellato/Bortotto’s latest Objet Nomade, continues the design duo’s experiments with leather weaving that originally began with their Mandala Screen. Each Lantern, complete with its blown glass light dome, diffuses the geometric yet poetic pattern inspired by beehives, creating a warm, romantic touch when light.     Enclosed within the Lantern’s honeycomb-patterned cage of interwoven strips of Louis Vuitton leather, a rechargeable LED light and frosted glass bulb cast delicate shadow patterns, softly illuminating all spaces. The portable light also features details inspired by Louis Vuitton handbags, including the carrying strap and the three brass “feet” that protect the base’s leather covering from scratches. Inspired by long summer nights spent dancing under garland lights, the Lanterns, in delicate tones of pistachio and red berries, make for desirable and joyful evening allies.     Veritable nomadic companions, the Lanterns are available in two sizes and are designed for use both inside and outside. “A journey East, a summer dinner with friends, a walk on the beach. We imagined this project as a collection of memories woven into a lantern. An intimate and personal object to keep with you to gently illuminate precious moments.“Zanellato/Bortotto.     Lanterns, Zanellato/Bortotto’s latest Objet Nomade, continues the design duo’s experiments with leather weaving that originally began with their Mandala Screen. Each Lantern, complete with its blown glass light dome, diffuses the geometric yet poetic pattern inspired by beehives, creating a warm, romantic touch when light.     Enclosed within the Lantern’s honeycomb-patterned cage of interwoven strips of Louis Vuitton leather, a rechargeable LED light and frosted glass bulb cast delicate shadow patterns, softly illuminating all spaces. The portable light also features details inspired by Louis Vuitton handbags, including the carrying strap and the three brass “feet” that protect the base’s leather covering from scratches. Inspired by long summer nights spent dancing under garland lights, the Lanterns, in delicate tones of pistachio and red berries, make for desirable and joyful evening allies.     Veritable nomadic companions, the Lanterns are available in two sizes and are designed for use both inside and outside.

Parajumpers presents the new collection for Spring & Summer
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Parajumpers presents the new collection for Spring & Summer

Fashion The new Parajumpers Spring - Summer 2021 collection features both new families and the iconic ones that have made it famous. This year's collection focuses on the new EVO category, which stands for Evolution. These new models take all the key elements of classic pieces and make them innovative and modern through special treatments, new and innovative fabrics and modern silhouettes.     The EVO men's collection includes two incredible families: PARARESCUE and RELOADED. The first one is made of a durable nylon canvas with polyurethane coating and garment dyeing. The series is inspired by the vintage uniforms of North American rescue squad and is presented in vibrant colors, such as the iconic Carrot.     The Reloaded series takes the classic designs from the Masterpiece collection and gives them a twist, new and different. The micro ottoman nylon undergoes a double dye bath process, one pigment-based and the other is an over-dye in the nylon. This makes the colors more intense and highlights the structure of the jacket. The new Parajumpers Spring - Summer 2021 collection features both new families and the iconic ones that have made it famous. This year's collection focuses on the new EVO category, which stands for Evolution. These new models take all the key elements of classic pieces and make them innovative and modern through special treatments, new and innovative fabrics and modern silhouettes.     The EVO men's collection includes two incredible families: PARARESCUE and RELOADED. The first one is made of a durable nylon canvas with polyurethane coating and garment dyeing. The series is inspired by the vintage uniforms of North American rescue squad and is presented in vibrant colors, such as the iconic Carrot.     The Reloaded series takes the classic designs from the Masterpiece collection and gives them a twist, new and different. The micro ottoman nylon undergoes a double dye bath process, one pigment-based and the other is an over-dye in the nylon. This makes the colors more intense and highlights the structure of the jacket.

LOEWE LAUNCHES ELEPHANT BAG IN SHUKA FABRIC WITH ‘KNOT ON MY PLANET’
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LOEWE LAUNCHES ELEPHANT BAG IN SHUKA FABRIC WITH ‘KNOT ON MY PLANET’

Design In support of the Elephant Crisis Fund, LOEWE’s annual collaboration with Knot On My Planet presents the Elephant bag crafted in traditional Shuka fabricwith a tasselled strap hand-woven by women from Kenya’s Samburu Trust.     LOEWE’s collaboration with wildlife campaign Knot On My Planet is now in its third year, and brings the Elephant bag entirely crafted in Shuka; a vibrant checkered fabric traditionally used by the Kenyan Maasai tribes people to create shawls.     The LOEWE and Knot On My Planet Elephant bag features a tasselled strap hand-woven by an artisan collective of women from the Samburu Trust in Northern Kenya. Also crafted in the same vibrant colours found in the Shuka shawl, this textile speaks of the Samburu people’s affinity with the natural world that sustains their way of life: blue for the sky, red for the blood of their cattle and white for their cows’ milk. Limited to 300 editions, the Elephant bag launches on March 25, 2021 as an online exclusive, on loewe.com and MyTheresa.com.     Named after the age-old tradition of tying knots to remember—as elephants never forget —Knot On My Planet was founded by Trish Goff and David Bonnouvrier, focusing on a simple mission: to highlight the plight of the African Elephant. The continuing demand for and trade in ivory has encouraged the ongoing poaching of these majestic creatures in their natural habitats, dramatically shrinking their numbers. 100 per cent of the bags’ sales proceeds will be donated to the Elephant Crisis Fund—a joint initiative of Save the Elephants and the Wildlife Conservation Network, that funds the best ideas and most urgent actions by highly vetted conservation organization working for safeguard the future of elephants.     #LOEWEkomp #KnotOnMyPlanet #ElephantCrisisFund In support of the Elephant Crisis Fund, LOEWE’s annual collaboration with Knot On My Planet presents the Elephant bag crafted in traditional Shuka fabricwith a tasselled strap hand-woven by women from Kenya’s Samburu Trust.     LOEWE’s collaboration with wildlife campaign Knot On My Planet is now in its third year, and brings the Elephant bag entirely crafted in Shuka; a vibrant checkered fabric traditionally used by the Kenyan Maasai tribes people to create shawls.     The LOEWE and Knot On My Planet Elephant bag features a tasselled strap hand-woven by an artisan collective of women from the Samburu Trust in Northern Kenya. Also crafted in the same vibrant colours found in the Shuka shawl, this textile speaks of the Samburu people’s affinity with the natural world that sustains their way of life: blue for the sky, red for the blood of their cattle and white for their cows’ milk. Limited to 300 editions, the Elephant bag launches on March 25, 2021 as an online exclusive, on loewe.com and MyTheresa.com.     Named after the age-old tradition of tying knots to remember—as elephants never forget —Knot On My Planet was founded by Trish Goff and David Bonnouvrier, focusing on a simple mission: to highlight the plight of the African Elephant. The continuing demand for and trade in ivory has encouraged the ongoing poaching of these majestic creatures in their natural habitats, dramatically shrinking their numbers. 100 per cent of the bags’ sales proceeds will be donated to the Elephant Crisis Fund—a joint initiative of Save the Elephants and the Wildlife Conservation Network, that funds the best ideas and most urgent actions by highly vetted conservation organization working for safeguard the future of elephants.     #LOEWEkomp #KnotOnMyPlanet #ElephantCrisisFund

Givenchy presents the CUT-OUT bag
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Givenchy presents the CUT-OUT bag

Accessories Givenchy presents the Cut-Out, a forward-looking unisex handbag that distills the essence of Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the House.     Distinctive for its sculptural, graphic lines, the Cut-Out nods to the Givenchy archives and ethos, notably the House’s V-shaped signature, here deftly deconstructed and counterbalanced by a squared base and a supple shoulder strap with striking silver embellishments. Like the latest reinterpretation of the Antigona, the Cut-Out is made of sophisticated, Box-finish leather. Various treatments span discreet matte or embossed textures evoking exotic scales with matte, metallic or vintage croc-effect finishes. Its modern allure is defined by the designer’s flair for innovative hardware signatures, as evidenced by the bold, cubic 4G chain, and the precedence of craft-driven flourishes, for example on a black leather version that is fully embellished with small silver eyelets that have been placed by hand.     The Cut-Out is available in Small with or without the sinuous 4G chain, and in an ample Large size that makes a distinctive, fashion-forward statement. Colors include classic beige, tan or black, as well as directional shades of baby pink, purple and red.     Prices: from 990€ to 1,390€ for the small style; 1,990€ for the large.     The Cut-Out will drop starting on February 26th, 2021, in Givenchy stores worldwide and on givenchy.com. Givenchy presents the Cut-Out, a forward-looking unisex handbag that distills the essence of Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the House.     Distinctive for its sculptural, graphic lines, the Cut-Out nods to the Givenchy archives and ethos, notably the House’s V-shaped signature, here deftly deconstructed and counterbalanced by a squared base and a supple shoulder strap with striking silver embellishments. Like the latest reinterpretation of the Antigona, the Cut-Out is made of sophisticated, Box-finish leather. Various treatments span discreet matte or embossed textures evoking exotic scales with matte, metallic or vintage croc-effect finishes. Its modern allure is defined by the designer’s flair for innovative hardware signatures, as evidenced by the bold, cubic 4G chain, and the precedence of craft-driven flourishes, for example on a black leather version that is fully embellished with small silver eyelets that have been placed by hand.     The Cut-Out is available in Small with or without the sinuous 4G chain, and in an ample Large size that makes a distinctive, fashion-forward statement. Colors include classic beige, tan or black, as well as directional shades of baby pink, purple and red.     Prices: from 990€ to 1,390€ for the small style; 1,990€ for the large.     The Cut-Out will drop starting on February 26th, 2021, in Givenchy stores worldwide and on givenchy.com.

SAINT LAURENT PRESENTS SUMMER 2021 #YSL39 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
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SAINT LAURENT PRESENTS SUMMER 2021 #YSL39 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Fashion Art Direction : Anthony Vaccarello Director : Juergen Teller Talents : Aylah Mae Peterson, Alma Corbic, Sihana Shalaj, Laiza de Moura, Mica Arganaraz, Liya Kebede, Mika Schneider, Assa Baradji, Alyda Grace Carder, Anja Rubik, Kiki Willems #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello Art Direction : Anthony Vaccarello Director : Juergen Teller Talents : Aylah Mae Peterson, Alma Corbic, Sihana Shalaj, Laiza de Moura, Mica Arganaraz, Liya Kebede, Mika Schneider, Assa Baradji, Alyda Grace Carder, Anja Rubik, Kiki Willems #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello

CELINE HOMME presents the collaboration with  Tyson Reeder
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CELINE HOMME presents the collaboration with Tyson Reeder

Men CELINE HOMME  is  pleased to announce the launch of their new line of products in collaboration with the Chicago-based painter Tyson Reeder.   His work “Autobahn” has been printed on several pieces from the CELINE Homme Summer 2021 collection The Dancing Kid – A Teen Romance - shorts, sneakers, hoodie, jackets, tee-shirt, bucket hat & tennis shoes - available from March 26th on our e-commerce and selected stores.     TYSON  REEDER  (B.  1974)  IS  AN  AMERICAN  ARTIST  WHOSE  PAINTINGS  SHOW  THE  SWEET  STRANGENESS  IN  THE  EVERYDAY.  BASED  IN  CHICAGO, HE PAINTS VIVID PASTEL SCENES THAT REVEAL THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO SEE. IN AUTOBAHN, THE CURVING ROAD THAT’S BUSY  WITH  CHOPPER  BIKES  IS  A  SMALL  DETAIL,  COMPARED  TO  THE  GLORY  OF  THE  WILD  TREES  THAT  FILL  THE  CANVAS.  IN  SUNSET  VAN, A RAINY STREET IS BROUGHT TO LIFE BY THE UNREAL SUNSET DEPICTED ON THE SIDE OF A VEHICLE. REEDER IS ALSO A CURATOR, AND HE SEES ALL HIS WORK AS GATHERING TOGETHER SOURCES OR SOUNDS TO SAY SOMETHING NEW. “I LOVE USING PAINTING AS A KIND OF AMPLIFIER OR DISTORTION PEDAL,” HE SAYS, “WHERE A HANDFUL OF DEAD-END SUBJECTS – TREES, CARS, BUILDINGS – ARE ALLOWED TO SING A NEW SONG OF WILFULLY ARBITRARY COLOR AND PATTERN.” CELINE HOMME  is  pleased to announce the launch of their new line of products in collaboration with the Chicago-based painter Tyson Reeder.   His work “Autobahn” has been printed on several pieces from the CELINE Homme Summer 2021 collection The Dancing Kid – A Teen Romance - shorts, sneakers, hoodie, jackets, tee-shirt, bucket hat & tennis shoes - available from March 26th on our e-commerce and selected stores.     TYSON  REEDER  (B.  1974)  IS  AN  AMERICAN  ARTIST  WHOSE  PAINTINGS  SHOW  THE  SWEET  STRANGENESS  IN  THE  EVERYDAY.  BASED  IN  CHICAGO, HE PAINTS VIVID PASTEL SCENES THAT REVEAL THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO SEE. IN AUTOBAHN, THE CURVING ROAD THAT’S BUSY  WITH  CHOPPER  BIKES  IS  A  SMALL  DETAIL,  COMPARED  TO  THE  GLORY  OF  THE  WILD  TREES  THAT  FILL  THE  CANVAS.  IN  SUNSET  VAN, A RAINY STREET IS BROUGHT TO LIFE BY THE UNREAL SUNSET DEPICTED ON THE SIDE OF A VEHICLE. REEDER IS ALSO A CURATOR, AND HE SEES ALL HIS WORK AS GATHERING TOGETHER SOURCES OR SOUNDS TO SAY SOMETHING NEW. “I LOVE USING PAINTING AS A KIND OF AMPLIFIER OR DISTORTION PEDAL,” HE SAYS, “WHERE A HANDFUL OF DEAD-END SUBJECTS – TREES, CARS, BUILDINGS – ARE ALLOWED TO SING A NEW SONG OF WILFULLY ARBITRARY COLOR AND PATTERN.”

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