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AGL releases Pop-Slide
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AGL releases Pop-Slide

Accessories It’s the details that make all the difference. The Giusti sisters know this very well and are always looking for that perfect finishing touch to make every AGL creation unique. Color blocks and micro bands of patent leather lend liveliness to the simple slipper. The colors are the colors of summer: white and turquoise like the most crystalline sea; vitamin colors like yellow and orange; fuchsia like the most beautiful shades of a summer sunrise. Polyhedral and super light, thanks to the natural rubber bottom and the insole in calfskin matching the straps, made with extreme care by the skilled artisan hands of the AGL laboratories. more on agl.com It’s the details that make all the difference. The Giusti sisters know this very well and are always looking for that perfect finishing touch to make every AGL creation unique. Color blocks and micro bands of patent leather lend liveliness to the simple slipper. The colors are the colors of summer: white and turquoise like the most crystalline sea; vitamin colors like yellow and orange; fuchsia like the most beautiful shades of a summer sunrise. Polyhedral and super light, thanks to the natural rubber bottom and the insole in calfskin matching the straps, made with extreme care by the skilled artisan hands of the AGL laboratories. more on agl.com

Louis Vuitton opens a new boutique in Amsterdam
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Louis Vuitton opens a new boutique in Amsterdam

Fashion Louis Vuitton announces the opening of the new boutique, located at 140 P.C. Hooftstraat in Amsterdam. For the first time in the Netherlands, the entire Louis Vuitton collection for both men and women, including ready-to-wear, leader goods, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery, perfumes and an exquisite selection of Objects Nomades, the exclusive furniture collection of the French House, is available. In addition, visitors of the new boutique can discover the House's unique services for personalising items: hot-stamping, My LV Heritage, My LV World Tour, My LV Belt and Now Yours Run Away sneakers. Louis Vuitton Amsterdam, Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 140 - 1071CE Amsterdam louisvuitton.com Louis Vuitton announces the opening of the new boutique, located at 140 P.C. Hooftstraat in Amsterdam. For the first time in the Netherlands, the entire Louis Vuitton collection for both men and women, including ready-to-wear, leader goods, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery, perfumes and an exquisite selection of Objects Nomades, the exclusive furniture collection of the French House, is available. In addition, visitors of the new boutique can discover the House's unique services for personalising items: hot-stamping, My LV Heritage, My LV World Tour, My LV Belt and Now Yours Run Away sneakers. Louis Vuitton Amsterdam, Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat 140 - 1071CE Amsterdam louisvuitton.com

Dior presents the new Dior Homme Eau de Toilette
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Dior presents the new Dior Homme Eau de Toilette

Beauty A new Dior Homme is born. A new, intensely woody Eau de Toilette by François Demachy. Masculine sensuality is reinvented with Robert Pattinson in a mesmerizing new film.   TENDER WOODS: Arrows fly at first for a fast, efficient appeal in which Bergamot bites, Pink Peppercorn invigorates with spice and Elemi imprints its lemony incense accents. It is an opening move that demands attention, heightening its charms and revealing the ensemble. An introduction that acts as a foil to a sensual, profound and surprising sequel. Instantly dominating, the Woods appear, speaking out loud, simple and modern in equal measure. Solid and imposing, they are like a signal of virility, an obvious and readable presence.But the story isn’t that simple, as they also have fun with their sensual, intriguing side ... The Woods are a solid presence, in extreme doses. They are also versatile, weaving a new web, expressing renewed male sensuality, far from the usual gourmands and oriental exercises in style. We are witnessing a veritable polyphonic symphony of woods, rich with tension and dialogues; Atlas Cedar, the absolute star of men’s compositions, exhales its dry, subtle leathery warmth. Iconic Haitian Vetiver is somewhat rough and brusquely charming in the woody power of its earthy accents. The ensemble forms a virile manifesto that mixes with the sensual caress of a very light Patchouli Heart, which plays the role of go-between. Twice distilled, it is modern and clean, rid of its humid notes. Like a friend bringing everyone together, it is rich and round, and is accompanied by the strong presence of Musk notes that are enveloping, softening and reassuring. And yet, a sensation of inexplicable freshness, of something “delectably clean,” remains to the end. There is a tenacious feeling of washed wood, which is entirely contained in a single, almost magical note: Iso E. A light, subtle sensation of enveloping comfort. Instilled in the composition, it lasts endlessly, stretching out the sensuality of a clear wood scent. Like a conclusion that makes a point, but is never heavy-handed. A sensual limpidity keeps all the promises of a new, intensely woody masculinity, which makes a long-lasting impression. A man, yes, but a highly nuanced one.   “The signature of this composition is an overdose of sensual woods. The scent of this new Dior Homme gets straight to the point; it claims a frank, solid simplicity. It is luminous and appealing, but also conceals an enveloping softness.” François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator   THE BOTTLE: The Dior Homme monolith is also an icon. Today, it features a streamlined design that retains the beauty of its virile block of glass. Its pure stopper has been simplified. The black cube that it closes is moulded in translucent Surlyn. Its graphic limpidity is the result of technical prowess. This lighter bottle sees its glass weight reduced for an easier hold and also gains polished, softer angles. It’s an object worth seizing for the sensation of holding its fine amber-coloured juice firmly in your hands. More sensual but just as stylish, the new Dior Homme bottle has undergone a rigorous and modern evolution. Although Dior Homme has been reinvented today with a brand-new scent, its very first version, which launched in 2005 and gave pride of place to a sophisticated Iris, is not going anywhere. Now named “Dior Homme Original,” it remains available in boutiques in both France and Belgium, and,of course, worldwide at Dior.com. A new Dior Homme is born. A new, intensely woody Eau de Toilette by François Demachy. Masculine sensuality is reinvented with Robert Pattinson in a mesmerizing new film.   TENDER WOODS: Arrows fly at first for a fast, efficient appeal in which Bergamot bites, Pink Peppercorn invigorates with spice and Elemi imprints its lemony incense accents. It is an opening move that demands attention, heightening its charms and revealing the ensemble. An introduction that acts as a foil to a sensual, profound and surprising sequel. Instantly dominating, the Woods appear, speaking out loud, simple and modern in equal measure. Solid and imposing, they are like a signal of virility, an obvious and readable presence.But the story isn’t that simple, as they also have fun with their sensual, intriguing side ... The Woods are a solid presence, in extreme doses. They are also versatile, weaving a new web, expressing renewed male sensuality, far from the usual gourmands and oriental exercises in style. We are witnessing a veritable polyphonic symphony of woods, rich with tension and dialogues; Atlas Cedar, the absolute star of men’s compositions, exhales its dry, subtle leathery warmth. Iconic Haitian Vetiver is somewhat rough and brusquely charming in the woody power of its earthy accents. The ensemble forms a virile manifesto that mixes with the sensual caress of a very light Patchouli Heart, which plays the role of go-between. Twice distilled, it is modern and clean, rid of its humid notes. Like a friend bringing everyone together, it is rich and round, and is accompanied by the strong presence of Musk notes that are enveloping, softening and reassuring. And yet, a sensation of inexplicable freshness, of something “delectably clean,” remains to the end. There is a tenacious feeling of washed wood, which is entirely contained in a single, almost magical note: Iso E. A light, subtle sensation of enveloping comfort. Instilled in the composition, it lasts endlessly, stretching out the sensuality of a clear wood scent. Like a conclusion that makes a point, but is never heavy-handed. A sensual limpidity keeps all the promises of a new, intensely woody masculinity, which makes a long-lasting impression. A man, yes, but a highly nuanced one.   “The signature of this composition is an overdose of sensual woods. The scent of this new Dior Homme gets straight to the point; it claims a frank, solid simplicity. It is luminous and appealing, but also conceals an enveloping softness.” François Demachy, Dior Perfumer-Creator   THE BOTTLE: The Dior Homme monolith is also an icon. Today, it features a streamlined design that retains the beauty of its virile block of glass. Its pure stopper has been simplified. The black cube that it closes is moulded in translucent Surlyn. Its graphic limpidity is the result of technical prowess. This lighter bottle sees its glass weight reduced for an easier hold and also gains polished, softer angles. It’s an object worth seizing for the sensation of holding its fine amber-coloured juice firmly in your hands. More sensual but just as stylish, the new Dior Homme bottle has undergone a rigorous and modern evolution. Although Dior Homme has been reinvented today with a brand-new scent, its very first version, which launched in 2005 and gave pride of place to a sophisticated Iris, is not going anywhere. Now named “Dior Homme Original,” it remains available in boutiques in both France and Belgium, and,of course, worldwide at Dior.com.

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Introducing the Gucci psychedelic campaign
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Introducing the Gucci psychedelic campaign

Fashion There is a new take on the famous GG logo, and it is all about colour, energy, impact and a dreamlike spirit. Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele has taken the GG logo and playfully reinterpreted it with a streetwear attitude through the addition of a multicolour stars motif to create a thoroughly contemporary and distinctive pattern. The approach channels the spirit of ‘70s psychedelia, which played with visual distortion, surreal imagery and wide colour spectrums. Using this new version of the monogram, which is formed by combining it with rainbow-hued stars, Alessandro Michele has imagined a highly decorative and distinctive pattern that is now applied to different pieces of luggage such as backpacks and shoulder bags, which, in a layering of colour contrasts, also have black, pink and green leather trim. The look has been rolled out to men’s and women’s ready-to-wear pieces too to deliver a wide-ranging streetwear offer as well as more elegant pieces. The new colourful logo treatment also features on women’s and men's shoes, small leather goods and a watch, and inspires a range of fine jewelry. Together, these pieces form the new GG Psychedelic Collection. For women, the ready-to-wear pieces in the GG Psychedelic print come predominantly in silk and jersey, and as knitwear. In silk twill there is a refined group of a pyjama set, an ensemble of shirt and pleated skirt, and a chemiser dress. The jersey selection is more street in attitude: a hooded tracksuit jacket that can be paired with matching shorts, a windbreaker, and a dress featuring a drawstring at the waist (a key detail of the season). For warmer weather, there is a cardigan and a short-sleeve top, both in 100% wool. For men, there are key items in the new Psychedelic monogram that have a sporty spirit. A technical jersey tracksuit is comprised of a zip-up hooded over-jacket with piping detail, combined with matching   trousers. A long nylon windbreaker and a nylon waistcoat with a quilted lining add a distinctly streetwear note, while a swimsuit in the same fabric has a quirky resort look. Finally, a bowling set of loose shirt and short trousers comes in a washed silk twill, bringing a refined twist to the offer for men. In terms of luggage, there is an extensive selection of pieces in the GG Psychedelic pattern, all trimmed with either black, green or pink leather. Many styles are from the Cruise 2020 Collection, and all combine fashionability with functionality. Given the rock heritage of psychedelia, a key piece is a rigid guitar case. In addition to this there are four styles of shoulder bag, four backpacks, a belt bag, two duffle bags, a hard hat case in two sizes, soft and hard suitcases and trolley bags. Small leather goods in the new pattern make great gifts. These are: a pouch, basic wallets, a zip-around wallet, two card cases and smartphone covers. Shoes for men and women in the Gucci Psychedelic design include a rubber slide, a slip-on and Ace low-top sneakers. For men, there is  also a new high-top version of the iconic Ace sneaker.  The GG Psychedelic world of silk and soft accessories features a wide product offer for men and women: a silk carré and a modal-silk shawl (both available with a black or pink frame), a baseball cap with a mesh back, a fedora hat, a visor, a pair of socks and a water-resistant hoodie, with its matching pouch. In addition, there is a selection of fine jewellery that references the colours of the GG Psychedelic pattern through the use of coloured gemstones (in addition to diamonds). This includes a new range of jewellery featuring Gucci’s distinctive Lionhead motif, as well as pieces from established Gucci fine jewellery lines: Le Marché des Merveilles and GG Running among others. A G-Timeless Contemporary watch also displays the new pattern on its face, which has a floating hologram effect. This piece represents a perfect blend of modernity and traditional watchmaking. The GG Psychedelic Collection will be available from mid of February in Gucci stores and online at gucci.com. There is a new take on the famous GG logo, and it is all about colour, energy, impact and a dreamlike spirit. Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele has taken the GG logo and playfully reinterpreted it with a streetwear attitude through the addition of a multicolour stars motif to create a thoroughly contemporary and distinctive pattern. The approach channels the spirit of ‘70s psychedelia, which played with visual distortion, surreal imagery and wide colour spectrums. Using this new version of the monogram, which is formed by combining it with rainbow-hued stars, Alessandro Michele has imagined a highly decorative and distinctive pattern that is now applied to different pieces of luggage such as backpacks and shoulder bags, which, in a layering of colour contrasts, also have black, pink and green leather trim. The look has been rolled out to men’s and women’s ready-to-wear pieces too to deliver a wide-ranging streetwear offer as well as more elegant pieces. The new colourful logo treatment also features on women’s and men's shoes, small leather goods and a watch, and inspires a range of fine jewelry. Together, these pieces form the new GG Psychedelic Collection. For women, the ready-to-wear pieces in the GG Psychedelic print come predominantly in silk and jersey, and as knitwear. In silk twill there is a refined group of a pyjama set, an ensemble of shirt and pleated skirt, and a chemiser dress. The jersey selection is more street in attitude: a hooded tracksuit jacket that can be paired with matching shorts, a windbreaker, and a dress featuring a drawstring at the waist (a key detail of the season). For warmer weather, there is a cardigan and a short-sleeve top, both in 100% wool. For men, there are key items in the new Psychedelic monogram that have a sporty spirit. A technical jersey tracksuit is comprised of a zip-up hooded over-jacket with piping detail, combined with matching   trousers. A long nylon windbreaker and a nylon waistcoat with a quilted lining add a distinctly streetwear note, while a swimsuit in the same fabric has a quirky resort look. Finally, a bowling set of loose shirt and short trousers comes in a washed silk twill, bringing a refined twist to the offer for men. In terms of luggage, there is an extensive selection of pieces in the GG Psychedelic pattern, all trimmed with either black, green or pink leather. Many styles are from the Cruise 2020 Collection, and all combine fashionability with functionality. Given the rock heritage of psychedelia, a key piece is a rigid guitar case. In addition to this there are four styles of shoulder bag, four backpacks, a belt bag, two duffle bags, a hard hat case in two sizes, soft and hard suitcases and trolley bags. Small leather goods in the new pattern make great gifts. These are: a pouch, basic wallets, a zip-around wallet, two card cases and smartphone covers. Shoes for men and women in the Gucci Psychedelic design include a rubber slide, a slip-on and Ace low-top sneakers. For men, there is  also a new high-top version of the iconic Ace sneaker.  The GG Psychedelic world of silk and soft accessories features a wide product offer for men and women: a silk carré and a modal-silk shawl (both available with a black or pink frame), a baseball cap with a mesh back, a fedora hat, a visor, a pair of socks and a water-resistant hoodie, with its matching pouch. In addition, there is a selection of fine jewellery that references the colours of the GG Psychedelic pattern through the use of coloured gemstones (in addition to diamonds). This includes a new range of jewellery featuring Gucci’s distinctive Lionhead motif, as well as pieces from established Gucci fine jewellery lines: Le Marché des Merveilles and GG Running among others. A G-Timeless Contemporary watch also displays the new pattern on its face, which has a floating hologram effect. This piece represents a perfect blend of modernity and traditional watchmaking. The GG Psychedelic Collection will be available from mid of February in Gucci stores and online at gucci.com.

Deal With It #MyCalvins
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Deal With It #MyCalvins

Fashion The Spring 2020 CALVIN KLEIN JEANS and CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR global advertising campaign celebrates unapologetic confidence and self-love. The campaign, fronted by a cast chosen for their willingness to bare themselves to the world, stars singer-songwriters Justin Bieber, Maluma and SZA, rapper and singer-songwriter Lil Nas X, model and actor Hunter Schafer, model Kendall Jenner and singer-songwriter and actor Lay Zhang.  Shot by renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti with accompanying videos by Bardia Zeinali, the surreal campaign mixes real emotion with fantasy for expressive imagery that exudes confidence. An ode to self-expression, each set captures the talent in their own exaggerated world, with stripped-back and raw elements that are inherent to the brand and drive home the DEAL WITH IT narrative.  A continuation of the #MYCALVINS movement, the campaign rollout will embrace a digital first, socially powered mindset. The campaign will be featured globally and supported by digital, social, high impact outdoor locations and print. Global styles featured in the new campaign include the latest CALVIN KLEIN JEANS sculpting Body Stretch denim with flexible fits and Iconic White silhouettes. Also featured are spring’s newest CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR Breathable, Strapless and Invisible collections.   The Spring 2020 CALVIN KLEIN JEANS and CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR global advertising campaign celebrates unapologetic confidence and self-love. The campaign, fronted by a cast chosen for their willingness to bare themselves to the world, stars singer-songwriters Justin Bieber, Maluma and SZA, rapper and singer-songwriter Lil Nas X, model and actor Hunter Schafer, model Kendall Jenner and singer-songwriter and actor Lay Zhang.  Shot by renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti with accompanying videos by Bardia Zeinali, the surreal campaign mixes real emotion with fantasy for expressive imagery that exudes confidence. An ode to self-expression, each set captures the talent in their own exaggerated world, with stripped-back and raw elements that are inherent to the brand and drive home the DEAL WITH IT narrative.  A continuation of the #MYCALVINS movement, the campaign rollout will embrace a digital first, socially powered mindset. The campaign will be featured globally and supported by digital, social, high impact outdoor locations and print. Global styles featured in the new campaign include the latest CALVIN KLEIN JEANS sculpting Body Stretch denim with flexible fits and Iconic White silhouettes. Also featured are spring’s newest CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR Breathable, Strapless and Invisible collections.  

Japan
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Japan

Travel Exclusive images of Japan, photographed by Ashley Soong. Exclusive images of Japan, photographed by Ashley Soong.

Givenchy presents "ID93" handbag
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Givenchy presents "ID93" handbag

Accessories The House of Givenchy presents the “ID93” handbag, a style Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller presented on the spring-summer 2020 runway to complement the soft attitude and oversized volumes of her silhouettes. Named for the era defined by minimalism and flowing shapes, the ID93 draws on the essence of the Spring collection. Bandana details borrowed from runway looks blend with sensual, tactile shapes, giving this handbag distinctive character and texture. The ID93 features a supple construction with knot details, cousu retourné straps that are twisted, braided and stitched by hand, and a 2G signature enveloped in ultra-soft calf leather, complemented on some styles by theseason’s key natural material, hand-woven raffia. A subtle losange composition and a Givenchy chain motif rendered in precise perforations on leather, or as diagonal embroidery on raffia, further underscore its refinement. Consummate style and multiple functionalities mingle on three variations of the ID93, each with a roomy, zipped main compartment. The streamlined Crossbody comes with an adjustable strap, while the Medium and Large styles feature a zipped main compartment flanked on either side by open side pockets, plus two interchangeable shoulder straps — one hand-twisted and the other flat. Lastly, an elongated leather pull gives the ID93 extra practicality and an air of easy nonchalance. Retail prices for the ID93 range from 1,490 euros for the Crossbody style to 1,790 euros (Medium) and 2,450 euros (Large). The Givenchy ID93 bag will be launched in selected stores in February 2020.  More on givenchy.com The House of Givenchy presents the “ID93” handbag, a style Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller presented on the spring-summer 2020 runway to complement the soft attitude and oversized volumes of her silhouettes. Named for the era defined by minimalism and flowing shapes, the ID93 draws on the essence of the Spring collection. Bandana details borrowed from runway looks blend with sensual, tactile shapes, giving this handbag distinctive character and texture. The ID93 features a supple construction with knot details, cousu retourné straps that are twisted, braided and stitched by hand, and a 2G signature enveloped in ultra-soft calf leather, complemented on some styles by theseason’s key natural material, hand-woven raffia. A subtle losange composition and a Givenchy chain motif rendered in precise perforations on leather, or as diagonal embroidery on raffia, further underscore its refinement. Consummate style and multiple functionalities mingle on three variations of the ID93, each with a roomy, zipped main compartment. The streamlined Crossbody comes with an adjustable strap, while the Medium and Large styles feature a zipped main compartment flanked on either side by open side pockets, plus two interchangeable shoulder straps — one hand-twisted and the other flat. Lastly, an elongated leather pull gives the ID93 extra practicality and an air of easy nonchalance. Retail prices for the ID93 range from 1,490 euros for the Crossbody style to 1,790 euros (Medium) and 2,450 euros (Large). The Givenchy ID93 bag will be launched in selected stores in February 2020.  More on givenchy.com

The Stedelijk presents The Future is Now by Nam June Paik
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The Stedelijk presents The Future is Now by Nam June Paik

Art The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents The Future is Now, a major exhibition of the work of artist Nam June Paik, which opens on 14 March. Paik’s multidisciplinary, radical, innovative and playful work continues to inspire a new generation of artists. He was one of the pioneers of contemporary video art and predicted the power of mass media to shape our lives. Fanning out over 16 rooms, the survey is the biggest and most ambitious retrospective in years.   Born in South Korea, Nam June Paik (1932-2006) grew up in Japan, studied music in Germany and collaborated in Fluxus, an international network of avant-garde artists. Paik introduced the term ‘electronic superhighway’ to foretell the future of communication in an internet age. The artist erased the boundaries between art and technology, between East and West, and investigated technology’s impact on globalization and everyday life.   The Stedelijk’s relationship with Nam June Paik dates back to 1977 when the museum mounted his first major show in the Netherlands. In 1984 Paik also took part in The Luminous Image, an ambitious survey of contemporary video art. The Stedelijk not only championed the new discipline by giving it a platform, but also purchased video art, including that of Paik, for its collection—one of the first museums to do so. An iconic installation from the Stedelijk collection is TV-Buddha (1974), in which an 18th-century wooden Buddha appears to ‘watch’ itself on a modern television, and typifies the influence of (Zen) Buddhist philosophies on Paik’s approach to art and technology. Curator Leontine Coelewij: The work of Nam June Paik stimulates the viewer’s senses through a multisensory sound and image experience. Paik was one of the first video artists. He began testing the boundaries of television as a medium as early as the 1970s and explored its role as a transcendent mode of communication able to connect the world's population at the touch of a button. With social media and online video platforms we’re living in the world that Paik foretold, which makes this exhibition more topical than ever. The Future is Now takes a definitive look at the artist’s interdisciplinary oeuvre: video, sculpture, music, dance and performance. And features two spectacular room-filling installations: TV Garden of 1974-77, where television sets seem to flourish among abundant foliage, and Sistine Chapel of 1993, the iconic culmination of the exhibition in the IMC Hall of Honour, a mesmerising riot of images from 34 projectors, for which Paik received the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1993. The exhibition also highlights his collaborations with other artists such as composer John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham, cellist Charlotte Moorman and artist Joseph Beuys. Additionally, Paik strongly emphasised the interactive qualities of art, and the exhibition also includes art works in which visitors can participate by physically interacting with the work. The exhibition will tour to five international venues; Tate Modern, London, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and National Gallery Singapore. The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents The Future is Now, a major exhibition of the work of artist Nam June Paik, which opens on 14 March. Paik’s multidisciplinary, radical, innovative and playful work continues to inspire a new generation of artists. He was one of the pioneers of contemporary video art and predicted the power of mass media to shape our lives. Fanning out over 16 rooms, the survey is the biggest and most ambitious retrospective in years.   Born in South Korea, Nam June Paik (1932-2006) grew up in Japan, studied music in Germany and collaborated in Fluxus, an international network of avant-garde artists. Paik introduced the term ‘electronic superhighway’ to foretell the future of communication in an internet age. The artist erased the boundaries between art and technology, between East and West, and investigated technology’s impact on globalization and everyday life.   The Stedelijk’s relationship with Nam June Paik dates back to 1977 when the museum mounted his first major show in the Netherlands. In 1984 Paik also took part in The Luminous Image, an ambitious survey of contemporary video art. The Stedelijk not only championed the new discipline by giving it a platform, but also purchased video art, including that of Paik, for its collection—one of the first museums to do so. An iconic installation from the Stedelijk collection is TV-Buddha (1974), in which an 18th-century wooden Buddha appears to ‘watch’ itself on a modern television, and typifies the influence of (Zen) Buddhist philosophies on Paik’s approach to art and technology. Curator Leontine Coelewij: The work of Nam June Paik stimulates the viewer’s senses through a multisensory sound and image experience. Paik was one of the first video artists. He began testing the boundaries of television as a medium as early as the 1970s and explored its role as a transcendent mode of communication able to connect the world's population at the touch of a button. With social media and online video platforms we’re living in the world that Paik foretold, which makes this exhibition more topical than ever. The Future is Now takes a definitive look at the artist’s interdisciplinary oeuvre: video, sculpture, music, dance and performance. And features two spectacular room-filling installations: TV Garden of 1974-77, where television sets seem to flourish among abundant foliage, and Sistine Chapel of 1993, the iconic culmination of the exhibition in the IMC Hall of Honour, a mesmerising riot of images from 34 projectors, for which Paik received the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1993. The exhibition also highlights his collaborations with other artists such as composer John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham, cellist Charlotte Moorman and artist Joseph Beuys. Additionally, Paik strongly emphasised the interactive qualities of art, and the exhibition also includes art works in which visitors can participate by physically interacting with the work. The exhibition will tour to five international venues; Tate Modern, London, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and National Gallery Singapore.

FEST opens flagship store with a cinema in Amsterdam
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FEST opens flagship store with a cinema in Amsterdam

Lifestyle  The new FEST flagship store takes away all doubts about the purchase of your new piece of furniture. By giving free personal interior advice and the possibility to try out a sofa in a mini cinema, the interior brand from Amsterdam wants to help their consumers make the best choices. Femke Furnée (founder of FEST): “A sofa is a big purchase. You do research, you try things out… We understand that it’s a difficult decision, and that’s why we want to advise our customers in a new way, so they are sure they are making the best possible choice.” The newest FEST store, located at De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam-West, is now open.   FEST is the new kid on the block in the traditional furniture industry and is well on its way to becoming a worldwide player. Femke: “We have our own collection of high-end design furniture and home décor without the high-end price tag: affordable luxury. We are a young company, our team is in the middle of our own target group, which allows us to understand the needs of our customers. The purchase of a piece of furniture is a big and important choice, so we want to make this as easy and exciting as possible. An example of this is the mini cinema in our newest flagship store, where you can try out a sofa before buying it.”    Mini Cinema The flagship store is officially open from January 8th. You are welcome to visit the store for free interior advice by appointment or to watch a movie in the FEST cinema, where you get the chance to test any FEST sofa - upholstered in cinema-red velvet. The sofas are upholstered in cinema-red velvet for the occasion. “When you try out a sofa in a store, you are sitting stiffly and straight, while at home, most of us are hanging on the sofa and watching a movie. In our mini cinema, you can experience the real comfort of the sofa before it’s in your house.”, Femke explains.   From €3000 to a multi-million euro company The store in Amsterdam-West is the third brand store owned by the rapidly growing interior brand. Femke Furnée: “I started my company when I was 27. I had no experience, economical background nor start capital. I started with €3000 of savings and throughout the last seven years, I expanded FEST into a multi-billion company. We have our own design collection that’s being sold in over twenty countries, including the MoMa design store in New York and the Centre Pompidou’s museum store in Paris. We also supply the contract market, for instance, our furniture can be found in co-working space The Wing in New York, Los Angeles and London and soon also in Netflix' headquarters in Amsterdam. But I only realised that what we’re doing is really unique last year, when The Financial Times listed us as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe. Poetry of Space The FEST flagship store is designed by S-P-A-C-E Projects, a company that also did the interior of stores like Ace & Tate and Fabienne Chapot. Femke: “We designed our first two stores ourselves with limited budgets. Until last year, we’ve grown organically, but we now have an investor on board. Because of that, we now have the tools to invest in growth, including a next-level store experience.“ So far, FEST has grown by working really hard, but also by trusting in my intuition. This intuition is one of the most important sources of inspiration for the designer of the newest store. You can see it translated into organic shapes that dominate our shop.” Pepijn Smit from S-P-A-C-E projects: “At FEST,  I strongly believe in the story of intuition. Not only why choices are made, but also how these choices are being made. I’ve tried to translate this to an interior in which everything is connected - like the words of a poem. For me, the store is like a spacious poem: Poetry of Space.  The new FEST flagship store takes away all doubts about the purchase of your new piece of furniture. By giving free personal interior advice and the possibility to try out a sofa in a mini cinema, the interior brand from Amsterdam wants to help their consumers make the best choices. Femke Furnée (founder of FEST): “A sofa is a big purchase. You do research, you try things out… We understand that it’s a difficult decision, and that’s why we want to advise our customers in a new way, so they are sure they are making the best possible choice.” The newest FEST store, located at De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam-West, is now open.   FEST is the new kid on the block in the traditional furniture industry and is well on its way to becoming a worldwide player. Femke: “We have our own collection of high-end design furniture and home décor without the high-end price tag: affordable luxury. We are a young company, our team is in the middle of our own target group, which allows us to understand the needs of our customers. The purchase of a piece of furniture is a big and important choice, so we want to make this as easy and exciting as possible. An example of this is the mini cinema in our newest flagship store, where you can try out a sofa before buying it.”    Mini Cinema The flagship store is officially open from January 8th. You are welcome to visit the store for free interior advice by appointment or to watch a movie in the FEST cinema, where you get the chance to test any FEST sofa - upholstered in cinema-red velvet. The sofas are upholstered in cinema-red velvet for the occasion. “When you try out a sofa in a store, you are sitting stiffly and straight, while at home, most of us are hanging on the sofa and watching a movie. In our mini cinema, you can experience the real comfort of the sofa before it’s in your house.”, Femke explains.   From €3000 to a multi-million euro company The store in Amsterdam-West is the third brand store owned by the rapidly growing interior brand. Femke Furnée: “I started my company when I was 27. I had no experience, economical background nor start capital. I started with €3000 of savings and throughout the last seven years, I expanded FEST into a multi-billion company. We have our own design collection that’s being sold in over twenty countries, including the MoMa design store in New York and the Centre Pompidou’s museum store in Paris. We also supply the contract market, for instance, our furniture can be found in co-working space The Wing in New York, Los Angeles and London and soon also in Netflix' headquarters in Amsterdam. But I only realised that what we’re doing is really unique last year, when The Financial Times listed us as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe. Poetry of Space The FEST flagship store is designed by S-P-A-C-E Projects, a company that also did the interior of stores like Ace & Tate and Fabienne Chapot. Femke: “We designed our first two stores ourselves with limited budgets. Until last year, we’ve grown organically, but we now have an investor on board. Because of that, we now have the tools to invest in growth, including a next-level store experience.“ So far, FEST has grown by working really hard, but also by trusting in my intuition. This intuition is one of the most important sources of inspiration for the designer of the newest store. You can see it translated into organic shapes that dominate our shop.” Pepijn Smit from S-P-A-C-E projects: “At FEST,  I strongly believe in the story of intuition. Not only why choices are made, but also how these choices are being made. I’ve tried to translate this to an interior in which everything is connected - like the words of a poem. For me, the store is like a spacious poem: Poetry of Space.

Givenchy launches the "Bond" shopper for men
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Givenchy launches the "Bond" shopper for men

Accessories For Summer 2020, the House of Givenchy expands on its oversized women’s shopper, the Bond, with a line designed specially to fit the lifestyles of men on the move. Named for both its stud buttons as well as for the contents it holds together, the Bond was directly inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s own travel-intensive lifestyle. Now revisited with a masculine flair — with fresh pops of colored “Givenchy” lettering and trim, and with strings or chain details on selected styles — the Bond melds seamlessly with a Summer men’s collection designed for ease of movement and an urban sensibility. In addition to a fresh version of the original shopper, a selection of shapes — from a practical belt bag to crossbody styles, backpacks and a duffle version — makes it easy to find the perfect Bond for every setting. The expanded Givenchy Bond collection will launch in selected stores worldwide on February 15th, 2020. Prices: from 990 euros for the Bond belt bag to 2190 euros for the Bond duffle. More on givenchy.com For Summer 2020, the House of Givenchy expands on its oversized women’s shopper, the Bond, with a line designed specially to fit the lifestyles of men on the move. Named for both its stud buttons as well as for the contents it holds together, the Bond was directly inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s own travel-intensive lifestyle. Now revisited with a masculine flair — with fresh pops of colored “Givenchy” lettering and trim, and with strings or chain details on selected styles — the Bond melds seamlessly with a Summer men’s collection designed for ease of movement and an urban sensibility. In addition to a fresh version of the original shopper, a selection of shapes — from a practical belt bag to crossbody styles, backpacks and a duffle version — makes it easy to find the perfect Bond for every setting. The expanded Givenchy Bond collection will launch in selected stores worldwide on February 15th, 2020. Prices: from 990 euros for the Bond belt bag to 2190 euros for the Bond duffle. More on givenchy.com

New Flower by Kenzo
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New Flower by Kenzo

Beauty FLOWER BY KENZO reinvents itself in a new fragrance. The vibrant red poppy melds with the intensity of a bright pink and comes in a generous, oversized bouquet. FLOWER BY KENZO POPPY BOUQUET, a new oral Eau de Parfum that celebrates a contagious energy and the power to make the world more beautiful. A bouquet with a ery heart. A new fragrance composed four-handedly. Twenty years after the creation of FLOWER BY KENZO, Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas dreamed of a new orality in keeping with the iconic fragrance. He combined his knowhow with the passion of young perfumer Dora Baghriche. Together, they reinterpreted the bold factory signature of FLOWER BY KENZO and imagined FLOWER BY KENZO POPPY BOUQUET. In tribute to KENZO’s Japanese roots, the fresh and juicy Nashi Pear introduces a truly pop oral explosion, made of voluptuous Bulgarian Rose, luminous Jasmine and sensual Gardenia. At the base, creamy accents of Almond Wood reveal a new intensity. A captivating trail. An extraordinary persistence. An upright bottle with new freedom of expression. A new color-block poppy in a vibrant chromatic palette of red and pink. The perfect mix and match, a tribute to KENZO Fashion. One of the first couture houses to dare this duo of colors with style. One, two, three bottles of different sizes gathered side by side, and it is a graceful and generous bouquet, a joyful blossoming, a oral invasion.... FLOWER BY KENZO reinvents itself in a new fragrance. The vibrant red poppy melds with the intensity of a bright pink and comes in a generous, oversized bouquet. FLOWER BY KENZO POPPY BOUQUET, a new oral Eau de Parfum that celebrates a contagious energy and the power to make the world more beautiful. A bouquet with a ery heart. A new fragrance composed four-handedly. Twenty years after the creation of FLOWER BY KENZO, Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas dreamed of a new orality in keeping with the iconic fragrance. He combined his knowhow with the passion of young perfumer Dora Baghriche. Together, they reinterpreted the bold factory signature of FLOWER BY KENZO and imagined FLOWER BY KENZO POPPY BOUQUET. In tribute to KENZO’s Japanese roots, the fresh and juicy Nashi Pear introduces a truly pop oral explosion, made of voluptuous Bulgarian Rose, luminous Jasmine and sensual Gardenia. At the base, creamy accents of Almond Wood reveal a new intensity. A captivating trail. An extraordinary persistence. An upright bottle with new freedom of expression. A new color-block poppy in a vibrant chromatic palette of red and pink. The perfect mix and match, a tribute to KENZO Fashion. One of the first couture houses to dare this duo of colors with style. One, two, three bottles of different sizes gathered side by side, and it is a graceful and generous bouquet, a joyful blossoming, a oral invasion....

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