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Bang & Olufsen Introduces the Golden Collection
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Bang & Olufsen Introduces the Golden Collection

Design Bang & Olufsen today announced the Golden Collection – a luxurious new colourway comprised of the Danish audio company’s most popular and enduring products.    The Golden Collection celebrates memories created with family and friends as we all spend more time home this year. From the modern design icon Beoplay A9 home speaker to the Danish audio company’s flagship active loudspeaker Beolab 90, the products in the collection are reimagined in colours and materials associated with warmth and lasting value: golden-hued aluminium, earth-toned textile, genuine lambskin, solid oak and Carrara marble.    “We love that our customers build emotional connections to Bang & Olufsen products, much like they do with a well-loved piece of furniture. Those connections become lasting memories. So not only does the Golden Collection celebrate our commitment to craftsmanship and longevity in design, it also celebrates our 95-year history of crafting memories together with our customers”, says Bang & Olufsen VP of Design Gavin Ivester.   The Golden Collection is comprised of nine products, each of which has become a staple of Bang & Olufsen’s product portfolio:   Beosound Balance (2500 EUR)features golden-hued aluminium detailing, white knitted textile, and an elegant Carrera marble base – marking the first time that Bang & Olufsen has used Carrara marble. The organic nature of the marble means that no two speakers are identical, adding an extra layer of exclusivity to an already stunning speaker. Beoplay A9 (2750 EUR), a wireless speaker regarded as a piece of furniture by designers, features a gold tone aluminium ring, light oak legs and a sand-coloured fabric cover produced by Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat. Beosound 2 (2000 EUR), known for its unique conical shape and powerful 360-degree dispersion of sound, features a double anodized gold tone aluminium body, produced at Bang & Olufsen’s aluminium factory in Struer, Demark.  Beovision Harmony (from 19500 EUR), Bang & Olufsen’s premium TV experience known for its magical unfolding movement, features a new golden-hued aluminium sound centre, a matching floor stand, and a hand-crafted speaker cover made of aluminium and light oak veneer. Beovision Harmony comes with a Beoremote One remote control, made out of a single piece of gold tone aluminium.  Bang & Olufsen’s state-of-the-art active loudspeakers, Beolab 50 (from 30000 EUR) and Beolab 90 (from 75000 EUR), feature golden hued aluminium detailing, and warm sand-coloured textile, and hand-crafted light oak accents.  Customers can also take the Golden Collection to go with the award-winning Beosound A1 2nd Generation (250 EUR), which features a pearl-blasted golden-hued aluminium grill, a genuine leather strap and an aluminium tag displaying the Bang & Olufsen logo.  For personal listening experiences, consumers can enjoy Beoplay H95 (800 EUR), the brand’s flagship headphones, or Beoplay E8 3rd generation (350 EUR), its best-selling true wireless earphones in the luxurious new colourway. Beoplay H95 features sand-coloured lambskin earcups and golden aluminium user interface. Beoplay E8 comes in a sand-coloured leather wrapped wireless charging case and feature elegant golden-hued aluminium detailing.    Pricing and availability: The Golden Collection will be available to purchase on www.bang-olufsen.com, in Bang & Olufsen and select third party retailers from November 17, 2020 - Bang & Olufsen’s official 95thbirthday. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using #GoldenCollection Bang & Olufsen today announced the Golden Collection – a luxurious new colourway comprised of the Danish audio company’s most popular and enduring products.    The Golden Collection celebrates memories created with family and friends as we all spend more time home this year. From the modern design icon Beoplay A9 home speaker to the Danish audio company’s flagship active loudspeaker Beolab 90, the products in the collection are reimagined in colours and materials associated with warmth and lasting value: golden-hued aluminium, earth-toned textile, genuine lambskin, solid oak and Carrara marble.    “We love that our customers build emotional connections to Bang & Olufsen products, much like they do with a well-loved piece of furniture. Those connections become lasting memories. So not only does the Golden Collection celebrate our commitment to craftsmanship and longevity in design, it also celebrates our 95-year history of crafting memories together with our customers”, says Bang & Olufsen VP of Design Gavin Ivester.   The Golden Collection is comprised of nine products, each of which has become a staple of Bang & Olufsen’s product portfolio:   Beosound Balance (2500 EUR)features golden-hued aluminium detailing, white knitted textile, and an elegant Carrera marble base – marking the first time that Bang & Olufsen has used Carrara marble. The organic nature of the marble means that no two speakers are identical, adding an extra layer of exclusivity to an already stunning speaker. Beoplay A9 (2750 EUR), a wireless speaker regarded as a piece of furniture by designers, features a gold tone aluminium ring, light oak legs and a sand-coloured fabric cover produced by Danish textile manufacturer Kvadrat. Beosound 2 (2000 EUR), known for its unique conical shape and powerful 360-degree dispersion of sound, features a double anodized gold tone aluminium body, produced at Bang & Olufsen’s aluminium factory in Struer, Demark.  Beovision Harmony (from 19500 EUR), Bang & Olufsen’s premium TV experience known for its magical unfolding movement, features a new golden-hued aluminium sound centre, a matching floor stand, and a hand-crafted speaker cover made of aluminium and light oak veneer. Beovision Harmony comes with a Beoremote One remote control, made out of a single piece of gold tone aluminium.  Bang & Olufsen’s state-of-the-art active loudspeakers, Beolab 50 (from 30000 EUR) and Beolab 90 (from 75000 EUR), feature golden hued aluminium detailing, and warm sand-coloured textile, and hand-crafted light oak accents.  Customers can also take the Golden Collection to go with the award-winning Beosound A1 2nd Generation (250 EUR), which features a pearl-blasted golden-hued aluminium grill, a genuine leather strap and an aluminium tag displaying the Bang & Olufsen logo.  For personal listening experiences, consumers can enjoy Beoplay H95 (800 EUR), the brand’s flagship headphones, or Beoplay E8 3rd generation (350 EUR), its best-selling true wireless earphones in the luxurious new colourway. Beoplay H95 features sand-coloured lambskin earcups and golden aluminium user interface. Beoplay E8 comes in a sand-coloured leather wrapped wireless charging case and feature elegant golden-hued aluminium detailing.    Pricing and availability: The Golden Collection will be available to purchase on www.bang-olufsen.com, in Bang & Olufsen and select third party retailers from November 17, 2020 - Bang & Olufsen’s official 95thbirthday. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using #GoldenCollection

BVLGARI ROMA: TRAVEL TALES FOR BEAUTY LOVERS
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BVLGARI ROMA: TRAVEL TALES FOR BEAUTY LOVERS

Art Since the house’s founding in 1884, the majestic beauty of Rome with its archaeological, artistic, and cultural heritage has provided Bvlgari, one of its most storied purveyors of luxury and style, with an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Bvlgari’s deep roots in Rome has yielded Bvlgari Roma: Travel Tales for Beauty Lovers, a one-of-a-kind guide to the Eternal City that cleverly connects the city’s landmarks with the timeless Bvlgari designs that they have inspired.   For example, the design of the iconic B-zero1 ring was inspired by the Colosseum, the ultimate symbol of the city, and likewise the recurrent octagonal geometries watch dial refers to the coffered ceiling of the Basilica of Maxentius. As editor and artistic director Jan Králiĉek states in the Preface, “You will understand how and why the curves of a building are mirrored in a necklace, and how the detail of a mythical painting unfolds into the story of an iconic bracelet or how the dyadic character of a building can be reflected in something as intimate and subtle as a ring. ”This portable volume takes the reader on an unprecedented historical, artistic, and emotional tour of the city. In addition to an actual guide to landmarks and monuments, the narration is enriched by short stories by some of the best-known Roman authors from the world of contemporary Italian literature, inspired by the most iconic locations in the city. The book is further enhanced by contributions from figures linked to the city by birth, by adoption, or by mere passionate attachment including renowned names from fashion, cinema, sport, and music like Anna Della Russo, Lily Aldridge, Ennio Morricone, Roberto Rossellini, Boy George, and Francesco Vezzoli. This unique book is for lovers of and visitors to Rome whose level of sophistication far exceeds the typical city guide. Bvlgari Roma: Travel Tales for Beauty Lovers will be coveted by the reader who loves Rome and is an aficionado of the Bvlgari style—two things inextricably linked.     About: Jan Králícek studied cultural anthropology and media at Charles University in Prague. He is now creative director of Vogue Czechoslovakia and fashion editor-at-large for Vogue Portugal and GQ Portugal. Costantino D’Orazio is an Art historian and curator at the Rome Municipality Cultural Heritage Department and the author of essays and novels on ancient and contemporary art. André Aciman is the New York Times bestselling author of Call Me by Your Name and Find Me as well as many other books, and essays. Aciman is the director of The Writers’ Institute, teaches Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The New Republic, Condé Nast Traveler and in many volumes of The Best American Essays. Teresa Ciabatti earned a degree in Modern Humanities from La Sapienza University in Rome. Her first novel, Adelmo, torna da me, was adapted into a film directed by Carlo Virzì in 2005. Her work has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, and she is a regular contributor to Corriere della Sera. Melania G. Mazzucco is the author numerous books which have been published in in twenty-seven countries and her work on the Venetian painter Tintoretto includes the novel La lunga attesa dell’angelo, the monumental biography Jacomo Tintoretto & i suoi figli. Storia di una famiglia veneziana, and the docufilm Tintoretto. She has written for cinema, theater, and the radio, and is a contributor to la Repubblica. Francesco Piccolo is the author of numerous books and he is a regular contributor to Corriere della Sera. He has also written many screenplays including the television serialization of the best-selling Elena Ferrante novel My Brilliant Friend.     BVLGARI ROMA: TRAVEL TALES FOR BEAUTY LOVERS Edited by Jan Králiĉek Texts by Costantino D'Orazio, André Aciman, Teresa Ciabatti, Melania Mazzucco, and Francesco Piccolo Hardcover / 5” x 7” / 304 pages / 300 color illustrations $40.00 U.S. / $55.00 Canadian / £27.00 U.K. ISBN: 978-8-89-182943-6 / Rizzoli New York / Release date: November 2020 Since the house’s founding in 1884, the majestic beauty of Rome with its archaeological, artistic, and cultural heritage has provided Bvlgari, one of its most storied purveyors of luxury and style, with an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Bvlgari’s deep roots in Rome has yielded Bvlgari Roma: Travel Tales for Beauty Lovers, a one-of-a-kind guide to the Eternal City that cleverly connects the city’s landmarks with the timeless Bvlgari designs that they have inspired.   For example, the design of the iconic B-zero1 ring was inspired by the Colosseum, the ultimate symbol of the city, and likewise the recurrent octagonal geometries watch dial refers to the coffered ceiling of the Basilica of Maxentius. As editor and artistic director Jan Králiĉek states in the Preface, “You will understand how and why the curves of a building are mirrored in a necklace, and how the detail of a mythical painting unfolds into the story of an iconic bracelet or how the dyadic character of a building can be reflected in something as intimate and subtle as a ring. ”This portable volume takes the reader on an unprecedented historical, artistic, and emotional tour of the city. In addition to an actual guide to landmarks and monuments, the narration is enriched by short stories by some of the best-known Roman authors from the world of contemporary Italian literature, inspired by the most iconic locations in the city. The book is further enhanced by contributions from figures linked to the city by birth, by adoption, or by mere passionate attachment including renowned names from fashion, cinema, sport, and music like Anna Della Russo, Lily Aldridge, Ennio Morricone, Roberto Rossellini, Boy George, and Francesco Vezzoli. This unique book is for lovers of and visitors to Rome whose level of sophistication far exceeds the typical city guide. Bvlgari Roma: Travel Tales for Beauty Lovers will be coveted by the reader who loves Rome and is an aficionado of the Bvlgari style—two things inextricably linked.     About: Jan Králícek studied cultural anthropology and media at Charles University in Prague. He is now creative director of Vogue Czechoslovakia and fashion editor-at-large for Vogue Portugal and GQ Portugal. Costantino D’Orazio is an Art historian and curator at the Rome Municipality Cultural Heritage Department and the author of essays and novels on ancient and contemporary art. André Aciman is the New York Times bestselling author of Call Me by Your Name and Find Me as well as many other books, and essays. Aciman is the director of The Writers’ Institute, teaches Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The New Republic, Condé Nast Traveler and in many volumes of The Best American Essays. Teresa Ciabatti earned a degree in Modern Humanities from La Sapienza University in Rome. Her first novel, Adelmo, torna da me, was adapted into a film directed by Carlo Virzì in 2005. Her work has appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, and she is a regular contributor to Corriere della Sera. Melania G. Mazzucco is the author numerous books which have been published in in twenty-seven countries and her work on the Venetian painter Tintoretto includes the novel La lunga attesa dell’angelo, the monumental biography Jacomo Tintoretto & i suoi figli. Storia di una famiglia veneziana, and the docufilm Tintoretto. She has written for cinema, theater, and the radio, and is a contributor to la Repubblica. Francesco Piccolo is the author of numerous books and he is a regular contributor to Corriere della Sera. He has also written many screenplays including the television serialization of the best-selling Elena Ferrante novel My Brilliant Friend.     BVLGARI ROMA: TRAVEL TALES FOR BEAUTY LOVERS Edited by Jan Králiĉek Texts by Costantino D'Orazio, André Aciman, Teresa Ciabatti, Melania Mazzucco, and Francesco Piccolo Hardcover / 5” x 7” / 304 pages / 300 color illustrations $40.00 U.S. / $55.00 Canadian / £27.00 U.K. ISBN: 978-8-89-182943-6 / Rizzoli New York / Release date: November 2020

Illy caffè is proud to present the new illy Art Collection
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Illy caffè is proud to present the new illy Art Collection

Design Illy caffè is proud to present the new illy Art Collection featuring the work of Stefan Sagmeister, celebrated designer who used the blank canvas of the iconic illy espresso cup to express a deliberately disruptive concept: “Now = Better”.   The slogan, that in this delicate historical moment might seem out of tune, is in fact quite the contrary: the artist’s acute reflection right now becomes a strong symbol and message of renewed hope for the future. What Sagmeister seeks to suggest is to take some time, even during a coffee break, to try to change our vision of the world looking at it from a long-term perspective.      In the new, colorful illy Art Collection the minimalist decorations of the saucer, made of precious minerals, are mirrored on the titanium surface of the cup. In a play on perspective, the outline of a graph creeps up the side demonstrating curves in growth, objective data of a progressive improvement over a long period. This intriguing representation of information coupled with a prudent vision allows the “better data” – which we might otherwise have neglected thanks to the distractions of everyday media noise – to become immediately evident.   Using his own personal, ironic, and direct dialect, Sagmeister casts interesting reflections on time insinuating that perhaps we do not notice it but living conditions have improved compared, for example, to the last century.The impression we get from the pressing information that surrounds us reflects a world out of control, always on the edge of the abyss. But if we look at it from a long-term perspective, many aspects that concern humanity have in fact improved: life has lengthened, deaths from wars and natural disasters have decreased, the majority of people now live in a democratic regime. About 200 years ago, 9 out of 10 people did not know how to read or write; today the ratio has decreased to about 1 out of 10.    “The illy Art Collection project by Stefan Sagmeister has thrilled us from the start – explains Massimiliano Pogliani, CEO of illycaffè – it is exactly what one expects from a brilliant ‘cultural agitator’ such as himself. It reminds us that we must continue to maintain a positive approach towards humanity which, despite everything, continues to progress even when difficulty strikes like whatwe areexperiencingnow. This message is nourished in small daily gestures like drinking a coffee which, with illy, becomes a moment of inspiration, a stimulus to find happiness in everyday life, an invitation to live each minute to the fullest.”     The Stefan Sagmeister collection is available beginning in November in the following formats:    2 espresso cups at the suggested price of 48 € 2 cappuccino cups at the suggested price of 58 € 4 espresso cups at the suggested price of 88 € 4 cappuccino cups at the suggested price of 108 €   illy Art Collection:   The illy Art Collection came to life in 1992, an idea of Francesco Illy: they are signature cups numbered and signed, to date, by over 100 internationally renowned artists. Great masters such asMarina Abramovic, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Louis Bourgeois, Mark Quinn… among several other young creative talents.     An object of everyday life, the Matteo Thun-designed cup thus becomes a blank canvas inspiring the protagonists of contemporary art, turning the gesture of drinking an espresso into an experience that involves the senses and the mind.  Illy caffè is proud to present the new illy Art Collection featuring the work of Stefan Sagmeister, celebrated designer who used the blank canvas of the iconic illy espresso cup to express a deliberately disruptive concept: “Now = Better”.   The slogan, that in this delicate historical moment might seem out of tune, is in fact quite the contrary: the artist’s acute reflection right now becomes a strong symbol and message of renewed hope for the future. What Sagmeister seeks to suggest is to take some time, even during a coffee break, to try to change our vision of the world looking at it from a long-term perspective.      In the new, colorful illy Art Collection the minimalist decorations of the saucer, made of precious minerals, are mirrored on the titanium surface of the cup. In a play on perspective, the outline of a graph creeps up the side demonstrating curves in growth, objective data of a progressive improvement over a long period. This intriguing representation of information coupled with a prudent vision allows the “better data” – which we might otherwise have neglected thanks to the distractions of everyday media noise – to become immediately evident.   Using his own personal, ironic, and direct dialect, Sagmeister casts interesting reflections on time insinuating that perhaps we do not notice it but living conditions have improved compared, for example, to the last century.The impression we get from the pressing information that surrounds us reflects a world out of control, always on the edge of the abyss. But if we look at it from a long-term perspective, many aspects that concern humanity have in fact improved: life has lengthened, deaths from wars and natural disasters have decreased, the majority of people now live in a democratic regime. About 200 years ago, 9 out of 10 people did not know how to read or write; today the ratio has decreased to about 1 out of 10.    “The illy Art Collection project by Stefan Sagmeister has thrilled us from the start – explains Massimiliano Pogliani, CEO of illycaffè – it is exactly what one expects from a brilliant ‘cultural agitator’ such as himself. It reminds us that we must continue to maintain a positive approach towards humanity which, despite everything, continues to progress even when difficulty strikes like whatwe areexperiencingnow. This message is nourished in small daily gestures like drinking a coffee which, with illy, becomes a moment of inspiration, a stimulus to find happiness in everyday life, an invitation to live each minute to the fullest.”     The Stefan Sagmeister collection is available beginning in November in the following formats:    2 espresso cups at the suggested price of 48 € 2 cappuccino cups at the suggested price of 58 € 4 espresso cups at the suggested price of 88 € 4 cappuccino cups at the suggested price of 108 €   illy Art Collection:   The illy Art Collection came to life in 1992, an idea of Francesco Illy: they are signature cups numbered and signed, to date, by over 100 internationally renowned artists. Great masters such asMarina Abramovic, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Louis Bourgeois, Mark Quinn… among several other young creative talents.     An object of everyday life, the Matteo Thun-designed cup thus becomes a blank canvas inspiring the protagonists of contemporary art, turning the gesture of drinking an espresso into an experience that involves the senses and the mind. 

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LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE 2021
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LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE 2021

Fashion A city: wherever you want A place: mine   A Cruise Collection, inspired by a stationary journey. A contradiction, but not a burden. Rather a departure inwards, when time is providential. To explore one's own territory of style-driven emotions, memorable colours, enthralling cuts, curated wardrobe expertise. Time for the designer to encapsulate his elective affinities. Time for creative contemplation to rediscover oneself.   Assert that fashion is a game. Game On, or creative freedom playing with canvas, mingling lines between the Monogram flowers and four suits of a card deck. In this fantasy of illusion, clubs bloom, spades pierce, diamonds sparkle, and the almighty heart reigns. The Monogram plays its ace on the House's most iconic accessories. It expresses a particular art of living that keeps the trunk-making heritage alive. It's the symbolism of a deck of cards, the traveller's loyal companion, entertainment cultivating togetherness. Game On is a lighthearted adventure in which all of the House's spheres of expertise play a role, driven by passionate craftsmanship, their winning card.   With the 2021 Cruise Collection, Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton Women’s Collections Creative Director, invites us on a very personal journey. The designer's time: his past, present, and endless possibilities for the future.   “I looked somewhere that has been calling out to me for a long time, somewhere I hadn’t taken the time to go back to. To uncover one inspiration after another. This is an exploration of my creative identity.” Nicolas Ghesquière.   Photos were shot by Nicolas Krief in Nicolas Ghesquière's studio located in Pont-Neuf, Paris. A city: wherever you want A place: mine   A Cruise Collection, inspired by a stationary journey. A contradiction, but not a burden. Rather a departure inwards, when time is providential. To explore one's own territory of style-driven emotions, memorable colours, enthralling cuts, curated wardrobe expertise. Time for the designer to encapsulate his elective affinities. Time for creative contemplation to rediscover oneself.   Assert that fashion is a game. Game On, or creative freedom playing with canvas, mingling lines between the Monogram flowers and four suits of a card deck. In this fantasy of illusion, clubs bloom, spades pierce, diamonds sparkle, and the almighty heart reigns. The Monogram plays its ace on the House's most iconic accessories. It expresses a particular art of living that keeps the trunk-making heritage alive. It's the symbolism of a deck of cards, the traveller's loyal companion, entertainment cultivating togetherness. Game On is a lighthearted adventure in which all of the House's spheres of expertise play a role, driven by passionate craftsmanship, their winning card.   With the 2021 Cruise Collection, Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton Women’s Collections Creative Director, invites us on a very personal journey. The designer's time: his past, present, and endless possibilities for the future.   “I looked somewhere that has been calling out to me for a long time, somewhere I hadn’t taken the time to go back to. To uncover one inspiration after another. This is an exploration of my creative identity.” Nicolas Ghesquière.   Photos were shot by Nicolas Krief in Nicolas Ghesquière's studio located in Pont-Neuf, Paris.

LACOSTE X NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
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LACOSTE X NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Fashion Lacoste and National Geographic unite for a collaboration that celebrates the beauty of the natural world.   Lacoste is proud to work with National Geographic on a capsule collection that combines Lacoste’s timelesssilhouettes and celebrated ts with the rich, majestic prints and forms of the animal kingdom. It is acelebration of this Earth and all its wonder; and a call to action to remind of the importance of conservation. The central inspiration for this exclusive range ofmenswear, womenswear and childrenswear comes from the ambitious National Geographic Photo Ark project. Ledby award-winning photographer and National GeographicFellow Joel Sartore, the Photo Ark is a long-term effort to document every species living in the world’s zoos, aquariums, and wildlife sanctuaries. The project, and in turn this new collaboration, aims to celebrate the diversityand splendour of the animal kingdom. To craft this collection, Lacoste meticulously combed Sartore’s existing archive of over 10,500 species, nally deciding to spotlight four key animals, chosen for theirvibrant stories and exceptional beauty; the Grévy’s Zebra(Equus grevyi), the Green and Black Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus), the Halloween Pennant Dragon y(Celithemis eponina) and the Jaguar (Panthera onca).Watch as the croc goes stripey like the zebra, or speckled like the dart frog.   Across the collection, the dazzling coats and scales of thesefour species are interpreted as graphics and prints. Wearerscan adopt the spots of the Jaguar, or wrap themselves in the mesmerising wing of the Dragon y, with its hypnotic,delicate cross-connecting lines. Education is paramount – every garment within the collection comes with a special hangtag detailing information about each species. Did you know that most Poisonous Dart Frogs aren’t poisonousat all? Or that the Halloween Pennant Dragon y gets itsspooky name from its orange wings? Or that the spots ofthe Jaguar are called rosettes, and that while Leopards have these too, only the Jaguar has spots inside its spots? Naturally, all the materials within this collection, from the recycled polyester of the bags to the organic cotton of the polos and the natural rubber outsoles on footwear, are eco-responsible: all have been certied sustainable and recycled.   In keeping with its focus on celebrating the diversity of the natural world, this collection is broad and encompasses various categories, from tops and sweaters through to sunglasses, trainers, bags and underwear. Classic t-shirtsin red and navy come with customised printed croc motifs.A polo, available in two separate ts for men and women, comes entirely covered in bold Jaguar, Zebra and Frog prints. So too do bags; an elegant, roomy tote comes with rosettes, while a classic backpack, available in three prints, is idealfor those on the go. Nodding to the way animals transformand camou age, the padded jacket, available in Dragon y and Frog prints, is reversible, changing effortlessly fromenergetic animal print to classic navy. Sunglasses boastplayful printed frames, while boxers come decorated with a splattering of crocs, each customised to recall one of the collection’s four hero animals. A special trainer, the Gagnant, a twist on the classic René shoe, comes with a Zebra-printedcroc motif on the outer and an eye-catching Zebra striped lining and insole. For children, society’s instinctive animal lovers, there is a special sweatshirt with a customised giant crocodile in Zebrastripes or Jaguar spots. This is a collection for customers with a keen eye forobservation. Look closely, and you’ll spot many clever yellowdetails that celebrate the famous design of the NationalGeographic magazine. On the necklines of polos and sweaters, a bold yellow stripe recalls the magazine’s cheerful borders. Toggles on jackets are also rendered in bold yellow, while allfastenings are branded. Once released, the Lacoste x National Geographic collection will bring to life the beauty of the jungle, forest, grasslands and waters, reminding many of the importance of the animalkingdom. This ambitious colla is a celebration of all that is important and magical in nature; and a tribute to the breath-taking creativity found across species, and across our planet.   The Lacoste x National Geographic collection will be available from November 11th 2020 in Lacoste’s e-shop and in physical stores and wholesalers. Lacoste and National Geographic unite for a collaboration that celebrates the beauty of the natural world.   Lacoste is proud to work with National Geographic on a capsule collection that combines Lacoste’s timelesssilhouettes and celebrated ts with the rich, majestic prints and forms of the animal kingdom. It is acelebration of this Earth and all its wonder; and a call to action to remind of the importance of conservation. The central inspiration for this exclusive range ofmenswear, womenswear and childrenswear comes from the ambitious National Geographic Photo Ark project. Ledby award-winning photographer and National GeographicFellow Joel Sartore, the Photo Ark is a long-term effort to document every species living in the world’s zoos, aquariums, and wildlife sanctuaries. The project, and in turn this new collaboration, aims to celebrate the diversityand splendour of the animal kingdom. To craft this collection, Lacoste meticulously combed Sartore’s existing archive of over 10,500 species, nally deciding to spotlight four key animals, chosen for theirvibrant stories and exceptional beauty; the Grévy’s Zebra(Equus grevyi), the Green and Black Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates auratus), the Halloween Pennant Dragon y(Celithemis eponina) and the Jaguar (Panthera onca).Watch as the croc goes stripey like the zebra, or speckled like the dart frog.   Across the collection, the dazzling coats and scales of thesefour species are interpreted as graphics and prints. Wearerscan adopt the spots of the Jaguar, or wrap themselves in the mesmerising wing of the Dragon y, with its hypnotic,delicate cross-connecting lines. Education is paramount – every garment within the collection comes with a special hangtag detailing information about each species. Did you know that most Poisonous Dart Frogs aren’t poisonousat all? Or that the Halloween Pennant Dragon y gets itsspooky name from its orange wings? Or that the spots ofthe Jaguar are called rosettes, and that while Leopards have these too, only the Jaguar has spots inside its spots? Naturally, all the materials within this collection, from the recycled polyester of the bags to the organic cotton of the polos and the natural rubber outsoles on footwear, are eco-responsible: all have been certied sustainable and recycled.   In keeping with its focus on celebrating the diversity of the natural world, this collection is broad and encompasses various categories, from tops and sweaters through to sunglasses, trainers, bags and underwear. Classic t-shirtsin red and navy come with customised printed croc motifs.A polo, available in two separate ts for men and women, comes entirely covered in bold Jaguar, Zebra and Frog prints. So too do bags; an elegant, roomy tote comes with rosettes, while a classic backpack, available in three prints, is idealfor those on the go. Nodding to the way animals transformand camou age, the padded jacket, available in Dragon y and Frog prints, is reversible, changing effortlessly fromenergetic animal print to classic navy. Sunglasses boastplayful printed frames, while boxers come decorated with a splattering of crocs, each customised to recall one of the collection’s four hero animals. A special trainer, the Gagnant, a twist on the classic René shoe, comes with a Zebra-printedcroc motif on the outer and an eye-catching Zebra striped lining and insole. For children, society’s instinctive animal lovers, there is a special sweatshirt with a customised giant crocodile in Zebrastripes or Jaguar spots. This is a collection for customers with a keen eye forobservation. Look closely, and you’ll spot many clever yellowdetails that celebrate the famous design of the NationalGeographic magazine. On the necklines of polos and sweaters, a bold yellow stripe recalls the magazine’s cheerful borders. Toggles on jackets are also rendered in bold yellow, while allfastenings are branded. Once released, the Lacoste x National Geographic collection will bring to life the beauty of the jungle, forest, grasslands and waters, reminding many of the importance of the animalkingdom. This ambitious colla is a celebration of all that is important and magical in nature; and a tribute to the breath-taking creativity found across species, and across our planet.   The Lacoste x National Geographic collection will be available from November 11th 2020 in Lacoste’s e-shop and in physical stores and wholesalers.

A NEW CARTIER COLLECTION OF OBJECTS THAT SUBTLY ENTER INTO EVERYDAY LIFE
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A NEW CARTIER COLLECTION OF OBJECTS THAT SUBTLY ENTER INTO EVERYDAY LIFE

Jewelry To treat yourself or give as a gift, for today or for the future. Stylish objects with that extra something to bring beauty into your life. For ourselves, for mothers, for babies, to inspire, to say thank you, to mark a special occasion, for supporting you, for being in your life, to surprise or show your love...   As simple and intriguing as they are, from music boxes to writing papers, they form part of a long established tradition. Since 1880, Cartier was interested in everyday objects, from the earliest fragrance bottles to powder compacts, from inkwells to stationery presented in its own dedicated exhibition at Cartier New York. Through decoration, writing and travel, Cartier explores everyday life, like it explores the cultures of the world. By the 1930s, shortly after the creation of the S for Silver department – intended for the creation of luxury gifts and useful objects such as lighters, pocket watches and belts – Louis Cartier, the founder’s grandson, highlighted the importance he attached to accessories in an interview with the press:  “In fact, we do not only produce luxury jewellery. I would say, monsieur, that jewellery like ours is as capable of adorning a woman’s shoulders with a dazzling necklace as it is of filling her handbag with a powder compact, a mirror,  a small comb and even business cards, all stamped with the same seal of originality and art.” Louis Cartier.   A notebook and pencil for writing, a rattle for the baby, a game of solitaire to play, a vase for decoration... all these objects respond to the desire to bring joy to yourself and others. Four collections around the theme of decoration, writing, childhood and games to bring beauty into your life. They start with the selection of precious and irresistible materials. Metal, porcelain, leather, paper, cashmere: choices influenced by criteria of elegance and durability. Four collections of objects, from practical to playful, delicate to portable, for young and for old, all linked by their emblematic codes: panther, Double C, menagerie... Maison signatures echoing the history and universe of Cartier. To treat yourself or give as a gift, for today or for the future. Stylish objects with that extra something to bring beauty into your life. For ourselves, for mothers, for babies, to inspire, to say thank you, to mark a special occasion, for supporting you, for being in your life, to surprise or show your love...   As simple and intriguing as they are, from music boxes to writing papers, they form part of a long established tradition. Since 1880, Cartier was interested in everyday objects, from the earliest fragrance bottles to powder compacts, from inkwells to stationery presented in its own dedicated exhibition at Cartier New York. Through decoration, writing and travel, Cartier explores everyday life, like it explores the cultures of the world. By the 1930s, shortly after the creation of the S for Silver department – intended for the creation of luxury gifts and useful objects such as lighters, pocket watches and belts – Louis Cartier, the founder’s grandson, highlighted the importance he attached to accessories in an interview with the press:  “In fact, we do not only produce luxury jewellery. I would say, monsieur, that jewellery like ours is as capable of adorning a woman’s shoulders with a dazzling necklace as it is of filling her handbag with a powder compact, a mirror,  a small comb and even business cards, all stamped with the same seal of originality and art.” Louis Cartier.   A notebook and pencil for writing, a rattle for the baby, a game of solitaire to play, a vase for decoration... all these objects respond to the desire to bring joy to yourself and others. Four collections around the theme of decoration, writing, childhood and games to bring beauty into your life. They start with the selection of precious and irresistible materials. Metal, porcelain, leather, paper, cashmere: choices influenced by criteria of elegance and durability. Four collections of objects, from practical to playful, delicate to portable, for young and for old, all linked by their emblematic codes: panther, Double C, menagerie... Maison signatures echoing the history and universe of Cartier.

Filling Pieces presents AW20 Editorial ‘Au Revoir’, shot in Morocco by Miftha Bahardeen
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Filling Pieces presents AW20 Editorial ‘Au Revoir’, shot in Morocco by Miftha Bahardeen

Fashion A story made in collaboration with local Morrocan creatives.      In succession of the release of the AW20 SPIRIT collection, Amsterdam fashion house Filling Pieces created a new magical editorial, shot in Morocco by photographer Miftha Bahardeen.      Au Revoir, as the editorial is titled, shows a journey to Casablanca. As a way of visualizing human connection, the story captures different individuals brought together by desire, longing, and spiritual bond—representing the so-called, fifth element of Spirit, referring to this season’s collection theme.      The editorial is shot in the Casablanca region in collaboration with local creatives. Menswear creative Mohcine Harisse stars as the protagonist in this spiritual love story, along with Moroccan talents Rania Malek, Youssef Mascou, Younes Mascou, and Youssef Hani. Harisse is also featured in a short Q&A about the editorial, his relationship with the brand, and the creative scene in Morocco. The interview can be found on the Filling Pieces website.     Filling Pieces full AW20 collection is now available at Fillingpieces.com, the Filling Pieces Satellite Store in Amsterdam, and selected retailers worldwide.     The full editorial, along with the exclusive interview with Mohcine, will go live on Fillingpieces.com from Monday, November 9th. A story made in collaboration with local Morrocan creatives.      In succession of the release of the AW20 SPIRIT collection, Amsterdam fashion house Filling Pieces created a new magical editorial, shot in Morocco by photographer Miftha Bahardeen.      Au Revoir, as the editorial is titled, shows a journey to Casablanca. As a way of visualizing human connection, the story captures different individuals brought together by desire, longing, and spiritual bond—representing the so-called, fifth element of Spirit, referring to this season’s collection theme.      The editorial is shot in the Casablanca region in collaboration with local creatives. Menswear creative Mohcine Harisse stars as the protagonist in this spiritual love story, along with Moroccan talents Rania Malek, Youssef Mascou, Younes Mascou, and Youssef Hani. Harisse is also featured in a short Q&A about the editorial, his relationship with the brand, and the creative scene in Morocco. The interview can be found on the Filling Pieces website.     Filling Pieces full AW20 collection is now available at Fillingpieces.com, the Filling Pieces Satellite Store in Amsterdam, and selected retailers worldwide.     The full editorial, along with the exclusive interview with Mohcine, will go live on Fillingpieces.com from Monday, November 9th.

Daily Paper Unveils New Monogram with FW20 Holiday Collection
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Daily Paper Unveils New Monogram with FW20 Holiday Collection

Fashion Daily Paper presents the latest addition to its Fall/Winter 2020 collection –– Holiday, debuting a new branded monogram print on a diverse selection of outerwear, accessories alongside comfy sportswear staples. The collection presents the perfect transitional pieces for the unisex wardrobe.   The Fall/Winter 2020 Holiday collection is priced from €60 - €340 and will be available today, November 4, 12 PM CET at dailypaperclothing.com, Daily Paper storefronts and selected retailers worldwide.  Daily Paper presents the latest addition to its Fall/Winter 2020 collection –– Holiday, debuting a new branded monogram print on a diverse selection of outerwear, accessories alongside comfy sportswear staples. The collection presents the perfect transitional pieces for the unisex wardrobe.   The Fall/Winter 2020 Holiday collection is priced from €60 - €340 and will be available today, November 4, 12 PM CET at dailypaperclothing.com, Daily Paper storefronts and selected retailers worldwide. 

Montblanc pays tribute to the famous entertainer and King of Rock’n’Roll
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Montblanc pays tribute to the famous entertainer and King of Rock’n’Roll

Accessories With every Great Characters Edition, Montblanc puts fine craftsmanship at the service of culture to tell the story of cultural icons who made their mark on the history of humankind.    The latest character being a young musician from Tupelo, Mississippi who went on to be referred to as the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. Elvis Presley is still celebrated today for electrifying the world. With over one billion records sold,the American singer and guitar player turned the music world upside down, breaking through the barriers between Black and White music to create his own personal rock ‘n’ roll style with his powerful, emotionally loaded voice.   Created from select materials and shaped by highly skilled Montblanc artisans with great care and artistry, the collection is made up of three writing instruments, each one paying tribute to an important stage of Elvis’ career: a Special Edition inspired by his special 1968 comeback concert, a Limited Edition 1935 evoking his time in Las Vegas and a Limited Edition 98 based on the “Aloha from Hawaii” concert broadcast via satellite to 1.5 billion people across 40 countries.   Many design details of the Special Edition are inspired by one of the artist’s great passions: cars. Elvis Presley's heart beat for sleek tail fins, ultra-comfort and powerful V8 engines with a wild sound that was like music to his ears. The silhouette of the writing instrument is inspired by the shape of a spark plug, and his quote “Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine” is embossed on the cone. The V shape of the clip and its 8-hole design reminiscent of the engine block are a further tribute to Elvis Presley’s love of cars.   The pattern on the cap and barrel are inspired by a ring custom-made for the famous “Aloha in Hawaii” concert. The top of the clip is decorated with the initials “EP” in reference to the design of his sunglasses. The barrel is adorned with “Elvis has left the building”, the memorable words spoken by the concert announcers at the end of numerous live appearances in the 60s and 70s informing his audiences there would be no more encores so that the crowd would leave the venue.   To complete the writing experience, Montblanc is introducing a limited edition ink in Old Glory Blue inspired by the stars and stripes from his stage costumes, as well as a white leather notebook with digital print and stud design of the eagle. The incomparable style of the “King” lives on in a pair of steel and lacquer round “Elvis” cufflinks, and a steel and leather bracelet.   www.montblanc.com With every Great Characters Edition, Montblanc puts fine craftsmanship at the service of culture to tell the story of cultural icons who made their mark on the history of humankind.    The latest character being a young musician from Tupelo, Mississippi who went on to be referred to as the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. Elvis Presley is still celebrated today for electrifying the world. With over one billion records sold,the American singer and guitar player turned the music world upside down, breaking through the barriers between Black and White music to create his own personal rock ‘n’ roll style with his powerful, emotionally loaded voice.   Created from select materials and shaped by highly skilled Montblanc artisans with great care and artistry, the collection is made up of three writing instruments, each one paying tribute to an important stage of Elvis’ career: a Special Edition inspired by his special 1968 comeback concert, a Limited Edition 1935 evoking his time in Las Vegas and a Limited Edition 98 based on the “Aloha from Hawaii” concert broadcast via satellite to 1.5 billion people across 40 countries.   Many design details of the Special Edition are inspired by one of the artist’s great passions: cars. Elvis Presley's heart beat for sleek tail fins, ultra-comfort and powerful V8 engines with a wild sound that was like music to his ears. The silhouette of the writing instrument is inspired by the shape of a spark plug, and his quote “Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine” is embossed on the cone. The V shape of the clip and its 8-hole design reminiscent of the engine block are a further tribute to Elvis Presley’s love of cars.   The pattern on the cap and barrel are inspired by a ring custom-made for the famous “Aloha in Hawaii” concert. The top of the clip is decorated with the initials “EP” in reference to the design of his sunglasses. The barrel is adorned with “Elvis has left the building”, the memorable words spoken by the concert announcers at the end of numerous live appearances in the 60s and 70s informing his audiences there would be no more encores so that the crowd would leave the venue.   To complete the writing experience, Montblanc is introducing a limited edition ink in Old Glory Blue inspired by the stars and stripes from his stage costumes, as well as a white leather notebook with digital print and stud design of the eagle. The incomparable style of the “King” lives on in a pair of steel and lacquer round “Elvis” cufflinks, and a steel and leather bracelet.   www.montblanc.com

The new Dior St Honoré bag
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The new Dior St Honoré bag

Accessories A new essential designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the original Dior St Honoré tote – named in homage to the Dior boutique's emblematic address – embodies timeless elegance. Highlighted by graphic, pure curves and embellished with the eternal «CD» signature enhanced with a delicate swivel clasp, it comes in box or grained leather, precious materials sublimated by blue, black, and latté shades and cords. This must-have features a removable shoulder strap that lends itself to refined games of mix & match. A medium size features Christian Dior’s initials in tone-ontone enamel for an of-the-moment look. A symbol of excellence and renewed creativity, they further enrich the 30 Montaigne line - a wardrobe of iconic pieces celebrating Dior’s ever-renewed heritage. A new essential designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the original Dior St Honoré tote – named in homage to the Dior boutique's emblematic address – embodies timeless elegance. Highlighted by graphic, pure curves and embellished with the eternal «CD» signature enhanced with a delicate swivel clasp, it comes in box or grained leather, precious materials sublimated by blue, black, and latté shades and cords. This must-have features a removable shoulder strap that lends itself to refined games of mix & match. A medium size features Christian Dior’s initials in tone-ontone enamel for an of-the-moment look. A symbol of excellence and renewed creativity, they further enrich the 30 Montaigne line - a wardrobe of iconic pieces celebrating Dior’s ever-renewed heritage.

AUDEMARS PIGUET PRESENTS CAROLINA BUCCI’S K.I.S.S. COLLECTION
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AUDEMARS PIGUET PRESENTS CAROLINA BUCCI’S K.I.S.S. COLLECTION

Jewelry Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce that jewellery designer Carolina Bucci’s collection K.I.S.S. (i.e. Keep It Super Simple) will be available as of November 2020 in the AP Houses of London, Hong Kong and Barcelona as well as in the AP boutiques of Nagoya and Dallas. Taking inspiration from thebeating heart of Audemars Piguet’s mechanical watches, this gold bracelet and necklace collection pays tribute to the designer’s and Manufacture’s long-standing collaboration. Behind these jewellery creations’ apparent simplicity, lies a complex ancestral savoir-faire and a desire to push the limits of what gold can do that echo Audemars Piguet’s forward-thinking approach to traditional craftsmanship.     “Craftsmanship would remain paramount, but there would be a natural tendency towards simplicity – a simplicity of bothdesign and purpose.” Carolina Bucci Jewellery Designer     The result: a collection of gold bracelets, in two different sizes and varied hues, and a matching necklace reinterpreting the aesthetic codes of a mechanical watch’s balance spring through a flexible sinuous coil of 18-carat gold. Part of a watch’s escapement mechanism, the balance spring controls the oscillation rate of the balance wheel to which it is affixed and thus regulates the speed at which the hands turn. Going a step further, Carolina Bucci’s larger bracelets take inspiration from Audemars Piguet’sdouble balance wheel escapement introduced in 2016. This patented regulating system is composed of two balance wheels and balance springs assembled on the same axis, oscillating in perfect synchrony for improved balance and precision. Visible on both sides of the movement, it is sought after in Haute Horlogerie today for its aesthetic appeal. In tribute to this horological innovation, Carolina Bucci has inserted an additional coil of mismatched colour within the large bracelets’ main sinuous spiral of gold.   Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce that jewellery designer Carolina Bucci’s collection K.I.S.S. (i.e. Keep It Super Simple) will be available as of November 2020 in the AP Houses of London, Hong Kong and Barcelona as well as in the AP boutiques of Nagoya and Dallas. Taking inspiration from thebeating heart of Audemars Piguet’s mechanical watches, this gold bracelet and necklace collection pays tribute to the designer’s and Manufacture’s long-standing collaboration. Behind these jewellery creations’ apparent simplicity, lies a complex ancestral savoir-faire and a desire to push the limits of what gold can do that echo Audemars Piguet’s forward-thinking approach to traditional craftsmanship.     “Craftsmanship would remain paramount, but there would be a natural tendency towards simplicity – a simplicity of bothdesign and purpose.” Carolina Bucci Jewellery Designer     The result: a collection of gold bracelets, in two different sizes and varied hues, and a matching necklace reinterpreting the aesthetic codes of a mechanical watch’s balance spring through a flexible sinuous coil of 18-carat gold. Part of a watch’s escapement mechanism, the balance spring controls the oscillation rate of the balance wheel to which it is affixed and thus regulates the speed at which the hands turn. Going a step further, Carolina Bucci’s larger bracelets take inspiration from Audemars Piguet’sdouble balance wheel escapement introduced in 2016. This patented regulating system is composed of two balance wheels and balance springs assembled on the same axis, oscillating in perfect synchrony for improved balance and precision. Visible on both sides of the movement, it is sought after in Haute Horlogerie today for its aesthetic appeal. In tribute to this horological innovation, Carolina Bucci has inserted an additional coil of mismatched colour within the large bracelets’ main sinuous spiral of gold.  

NODALETO PRESENTS ITS NEW FILM AND CAMPAIGN
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NODALETO PRESENTS ITS NEW FILM AND CAMPAIGN

Accessories IRREVERENT WOMEN TERRIFY THE WORLD WITH THEIR CHUNKY HEELS IN “NODALETO GOES BIG”.   INSPIRED BY THE JAPANESE “KAIJU” FILM GENRE, NODALETO PRESENTS ITS ICONIC HEEL AS A GIANT MONSTER, TENDER AND FEROCIOUS, BLOCKBUSTER-WORTHY.   THRILLING ORANGE HUES COLOR AN ALMOST-APOCALYPTIC CITY, A PLAYGROUND FOR AN OVER-SIZED GIRL WITH GIGANTIC HEELS.   A STRONG SENSE OF POP CULTURE DOMINATING ALL OVER.   NODALETO’S HORROR TRAILER, DIRECTED BY FIONA GODIVIER.   WATCH THE FILM HERE: https://youtu.be/-uNbGGNM3jg IRREVERENT WOMEN TERRIFY THE WORLD WITH THEIR CHUNKY HEELS IN “NODALETO GOES BIG”.   INSPIRED BY THE JAPANESE “KAIJU” FILM GENRE, NODALETO PRESENTS ITS ICONIC HEEL AS A GIANT MONSTER, TENDER AND FEROCIOUS, BLOCKBUSTER-WORTHY.   THRILLING ORANGE HUES COLOR AN ALMOST-APOCALYPTIC CITY, A PLAYGROUND FOR AN OVER-SIZED GIRL WITH GIGANTIC HEELS.   A STRONG SENSE OF POP CULTURE DOMINATING ALL OVER.   NODALETO’S HORROR TRAILER, DIRECTED BY FIONA GODIVIER.   WATCH THE FILM HERE: https://youtu.be/-uNbGGNM3jg

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