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Welcome to IRMA - "Reflecting Forward"
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Welcome to IRMA - "Reflecting Forward"

Art The collaboration between Moco and Studio Irma has resulted in a new immersive digital art exhibition that - although it will first be seen at the Moco Museum - clearly has the ambition to make many a heart beat faster on an international scale. The interactive Studio Irma - “Reflecting Forward” exhibition is now open in the museum at the Museumplein in Amsterdam.   About Studio Irma - “Reflecting Forward” Brightly coloured lights, dance and music drive you through these interactive works of art. These are the ingredients that bring dreams to life: infinitely variable spaces with ever-changing dimensions and ethereal works of art that communicate with each other. You feel a sense of bliss as you wander around the digital and constantly changing spaces: Diamond infinity room, Kaleidoscope, We all live in bubbles, Connecting dotsand Universe. There is no language barrier, allowing every visitor to optimally enjoy this reflecting world in their own way. Here, life is not imitated by art or vice versa; instead, the experience is a captivating celebration of the interplay between man and art, man and man, art and art.   Irma de Vries of Studio Irma: “With 'Reflecting Forward,’ we are introducing a new art movement based on Connectivism.The exhibition emphasises how internet technologies such as web browsers, search engines and social media contribute to a new way of life. In it, the primary goal of art is to connect people in a world without borders.”   Kim Logchies, founder and curator of Moco Museum: “Usually, we reflect by looking back on the past.With this digital art experience and the infinite connections it shows us, we reveal what the future might look like and what your role in it could be.”    The influence of colour: Our early ancestors used colour to recognise ripe food. Hunger pushes one to search for food, while happiness is the reward for finding it. Over the course of millions of generations, colour has become such a reliable predictor of food that the act of eating has gradually evolved to become associated with a feeling of happiness. During the age of colonisation, bright pigments were sometimes considered closely guarded state secrets.  A new colour was developed specifically for Studio Irma's exhibition. It is a shade of pink designed to induce energy and dopamine. The exhibition takes you to a completely new dimension and offers more rooms, so a variety of truly cool experiences. Experience it yourself from today on.   Studio Irma - “Reflecting Forward” is the first of many projects coming to Moco in 2020 to celebrate female artists this year.   IRMA - “Reflecting Forward”: from Monday 10 February 2020 only in Moco. The collaboration between Moco and Studio Irma has resulted in a new immersive digital art exhibition that - although it will first be seen at the Moco Museum - clearly has the ambition to make many a heart beat faster on an international scale. The interactive Studio Irma - “Reflecting Forward” exhibition is now open in the museum at the Museumplein in Amsterdam.   About Studio Irma - “Reflecting Forward” Brightly coloured lights, dance and music drive you through these interactive works of art. These are the ingredients that bring dreams to life: infinitely variable spaces with ever-changing dimensions and ethereal works of art that communicate with each other. You feel a sense of bliss as you wander around the digital and constantly changing spaces: Diamond infinity room, Kaleidoscope, We all live in bubbles, Connecting dotsand Universe. There is no language barrier, allowing every visitor to optimally enjoy this reflecting world in their own way. Here, life is not imitated by art or vice versa; instead, the experience is a captivating celebration of the interplay between man and art, man and man, art and art.   Irma de Vries of Studio Irma: “With 'Reflecting Forward,’ we are introducing a new art movement based on Connectivism.The exhibition emphasises how internet technologies such as web browsers, search engines and social media contribute to a new way of life. In it, the primary goal of art is to connect people in a world without borders.”   Kim Logchies, founder and curator of Moco Museum: “Usually, we reflect by looking back on the past.With this digital art experience and the infinite connections it shows us, we reveal what the future might look like and what your role in it could be.”    The influence of colour: Our early ancestors used colour to recognise ripe food. Hunger pushes one to search for food, while happiness is the reward for finding it. Over the course of millions of generations, colour has become such a reliable predictor of food that the act of eating has gradually evolved to become associated with a feeling of happiness. During the age of colonisation, bright pigments were sometimes considered closely guarded state secrets.  A new colour was developed specifically for Studio Irma's exhibition. It is a shade of pink designed to induce energy and dopamine. The exhibition takes you to a completely new dimension and offers more rooms, so a variety of truly cool experiences. Experience it yourself from today on.   Studio Irma - “Reflecting Forward” is the first of many projects coming to Moco in 2020 to celebrate female artists this year.   IRMA - “Reflecting Forward”: from Monday 10 February 2020 only in Moco.

The Momentum in Voorlinden
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The Momentum in Voorlinden

Art The Momentum. The tipping point that unleashes a tectonic shift. An artist is perpetually in search of that instant. The second in which that one defining insight emerges, paving the way for new ideas. It’s an instant with which we are all familiar: the deciding moment when everything gains momentum. The point at which mass and speed combine to yield an extraordinary impetus.   Their world is poised on the brink of a tipping point as well. They must make choices regarding climate and migration, issues that are impacting our lives more and more intensely.   Momentum brings together forty works that embody this tension. This selection from their collection unites new and established names working in a wide range of media. Together they offer insights into the personal and collective challenges of our time. With works from artists including Anish Kapoor, Rineke Dijkstra, Jacco Olivier, Esther Tielemans, Ryan Gander, Gabriel Rico and Mona Hatoum.   In Voorlinden Museum on display until 20th of September. for more information visit voorlinden.nl The Momentum. The tipping point that unleashes a tectonic shift. An artist is perpetually in search of that instant. The second in which that one defining insight emerges, paving the way for new ideas. It’s an instant with which we are all familiar: the deciding moment when everything gains momentum. The point at which mass and speed combine to yield an extraordinary impetus.   Their world is poised on the brink of a tipping point as well. They must make choices regarding climate and migration, issues that are impacting our lives more and more intensely.   Momentum brings together forty works that embody this tension. This selection from their collection unites new and established names working in a wide range of media. Together they offer insights into the personal and collective challenges of our time. With works from artists including Anish Kapoor, Rineke Dijkstra, Jacco Olivier, Esther Tielemans, Ryan Gander, Gabriel Rico and Mona Hatoum.   In Voorlinden Museum on display until 20th of September. for more information visit voorlinden.nl

Hermès launches Rouge Hermès
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Hermès launches Rouge Hermès

Beauty Hermès, a house of objects since 1837, presents its sixteenth métier, Beauty, with its first collection, Rouge Hermès, devoted to the beauty of the lips. “We approach this new métier in our own way, and with a great deal of pleasure. Hermès Beautyis part of who we are: a house where everything comes from creation, driven by artisans who seek to accompany the men and women of today with elegance, and with the integrity and au- thenticity that we represent. It is the quintessence of our affection for surprise and wonder, which embraces the object, its design, and the desire to be useful while inspiring dreams.” Axel Dumas, CEO of Hermès The fruit of design, research and development work initiated more than five years ago and di- rected by Agnès de Villers, CEO of Hermès Perfume & Beauty, in the spirit of excellence and the integration of know-how that characterises Hermès, Hermès Beauty is a collaborative creation under the aegis of Pierre-Alexis Dumas, artistic director of Hermès. Pierre Hardy, creative director of Hermès jewellery and Hermès shoes, designed the object. BaliBarret, artistic director of the women’s universe and creative director of women’s silk, contributedher vision of femininity and colour, while Jérôme Touron, creative director of Hermès Beauty, transposed this vision into make-up. Their work on objects, materials, colours and gestures de- veloped freely through shared affinities and connections. Finally, Christine Nagel, Director ofHermès’ olfactory creation, gave this collection its fragrance. Rouge Hermès lipsticks are Hermès objects in their own right, expressing all of the house’sprinciples in a small item of make-up. They share the same aesthetic of function as all Hermès objects. “Our approach to beauty is fundamental. It is to reveal and highlight what is naturally there, with elegance, comfort and pleasure. I like the idea of Hermès as an intimate companion, revealingone’s deepest self. I associate Hermès’ beauty objects with self-fulfilment, with the colour of anindividual’s personality,” asserts Pierre-Alexis Dumas. Created from noble materials – lacquered, brushed and polished metal in black, white or permabrass gold – assembled by hand, the lipsticks are rechargeable and made to last. As Pierre Hardy explains, “I love the simplicity of pure shapes that colours have the ability to animate.Intuitively, to become timeless, this object had to be able to morph, remain iconic, but stay fluid, be part of a connected sequence, and perpetually recognisable. A constant yet ever-changingobject.”   The sensual and fine textures of the sticks deposit colour in a single stroke, with a matt or satinfinish reminiscent of the house’s Doblis and Box leathers. “Materials carry colour. They give it its strength and its subtlety. They give it a particular finish. At Hermès, colours travel. They arereinvented from one material to another,” states Jérôme Touron. The house’s elegance, spirit and imagination are expressed in 24 hues, a sophisticated selection inspired by the métiers of Silk, with the infinite richness of its colour references (75,000 shades), and Leather (900 shades). “Like a silk scarf gracing a woman’s neck that creates radiance and reveals her beauty, for Hermès Beauty we wanted to discover or rediscover the emotion of colouras a fundamental feminine trait,” explains Bali Barret. “At Hermès, colour is an irrational,intoxicating passion, a craftsmanship of nuances, an obsession with striking the right tone, and alanguage all of its own.” The emblematic collection is accompanied by a twice-yearly limited edition of three colours. As beautiful inside as they are on the outside, Rouge Hermès objects cultivate sensory appeal and attention to detail, right down to a miniature version of the famous orange box. Other beauty objects accompany the lipstick and form the basis of a ritual: a lip care balm, Poppy lip shine, a universal lip pencil, and a lip brush in lacquered wood. A collection of leather accessories – cases and a moon mirror – invite movement. Hermès Beauty will be enhanced with other objects, to be revealed every six months from September 2020, until a complete line of make-up is created. The Rouge Hermès collection will be available from 4th March 2020 in selected Hermès stores and retail outlets in 35 countries. Hermès, a house of objects since 1837, presents its sixteenth métier, Beauty, with its first collection, Rouge Hermès, devoted to the beauty of the lips. “We approach this new métier in our own way, and with a great deal of pleasure. Hermès Beautyis part of who we are: a house where everything comes from creation, driven by artisans who seek to accompany the men and women of today with elegance, and with the integrity and au- thenticity that we represent. It is the quintessence of our affection for surprise and wonder, which embraces the object, its design, and the desire to be useful while inspiring dreams.” Axel Dumas, CEO of Hermès The fruit of design, research and development work initiated more than five years ago and di- rected by Agnès de Villers, CEO of Hermès Perfume & Beauty, in the spirit of excellence and the integration of know-how that characterises Hermès, Hermès Beauty is a collaborative creation under the aegis of Pierre-Alexis Dumas, artistic director of Hermès. Pierre Hardy, creative director of Hermès jewellery and Hermès shoes, designed the object. BaliBarret, artistic director of the women’s universe and creative director of women’s silk, contributedher vision of femininity and colour, while Jérôme Touron, creative director of Hermès Beauty, transposed this vision into make-up. Their work on objects, materials, colours and gestures de- veloped freely through shared affinities and connections. Finally, Christine Nagel, Director ofHermès’ olfactory creation, gave this collection its fragrance. Rouge Hermès lipsticks are Hermès objects in their own right, expressing all of the house’sprinciples in a small item of make-up. They share the same aesthetic of function as all Hermès objects. “Our approach to beauty is fundamental. It is to reveal and highlight what is naturally there, with elegance, comfort and pleasure. I like the idea of Hermès as an intimate companion, revealingone’s deepest self. I associate Hermès’ beauty objects with self-fulfilment, with the colour of anindividual’s personality,” asserts Pierre-Alexis Dumas. Created from noble materials – lacquered, brushed and polished metal in black, white or permabrass gold – assembled by hand, the lipsticks are rechargeable and made to last. As Pierre Hardy explains, “I love the simplicity of pure shapes that colours have the ability to animate.Intuitively, to become timeless, this object had to be able to morph, remain iconic, but stay fluid, be part of a connected sequence, and perpetually recognisable. A constant yet ever-changingobject.”   The sensual and fine textures of the sticks deposit colour in a single stroke, with a matt or satinfinish reminiscent of the house’s Doblis and Box leathers. “Materials carry colour. They give it its strength and its subtlety. They give it a particular finish. At Hermès, colours travel. They arereinvented from one material to another,” states Jérôme Touron. The house’s elegance, spirit and imagination are expressed in 24 hues, a sophisticated selection inspired by the métiers of Silk, with the infinite richness of its colour references (75,000 shades), and Leather (900 shades). “Like a silk scarf gracing a woman’s neck that creates radiance and reveals her beauty, for Hermès Beauty we wanted to discover or rediscover the emotion of colouras a fundamental feminine trait,” explains Bali Barret. “At Hermès, colour is an irrational,intoxicating passion, a craftsmanship of nuances, an obsession with striking the right tone, and alanguage all of its own.” The emblematic collection is accompanied by a twice-yearly limited edition of three colours. As beautiful inside as they are on the outside, Rouge Hermès objects cultivate sensory appeal and attention to detail, right down to a miniature version of the famous orange box. Other beauty objects accompany the lipstick and form the basis of a ritual: a lip care balm, Poppy lip shine, a universal lip pencil, and a lip brush in lacquered wood. A collection of leather accessories – cases and a moon mirror – invite movement. Hermès Beauty will be enhanced with other objects, to be revealed every six months from September 2020, until a complete line of make-up is created. The Rouge Hermès collection will be available from 4th March 2020 in selected Hermès stores and retail outlets in 35 countries.

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Alexander Mcqueen Spring & Summer 2020
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Alexander Mcqueen Spring & Summer 2020

Fashion The Alexander Mcqueen Spirng & Summer 2020 campaign featuring Vivien Solari, Felice Noordhoff, Imaan Hammam. photographed by Jamie Hawkesworth. The Alexander Mcqueen Spirng & Summer 2020 campaign featuring Vivien Solari, Felice Noordhoff, Imaan Hammam. photographed by Jamie Hawkesworth.

Interview with Gitte Wetter
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Interview with Gitte Wetter

Fashion Samsøe  Samsøe, a brand with a nod to Scandinavian heritage, is focusing on contemporary clothing, footwear and accessories for both men and women. It combines the utilitarian energy of Copenhagen street sytle with a quintessentially spirit of Scandinavia. Gitte Wetter, Head of Samsøe  Samsøe'smenswear, has been with the brand for almost a decade. Over these years she has seen the brand evolve from being a local Danish brand to an international brand with stores all around the world.    1. Gitte, tell us more about yourself. Just after I finished fashion school I have had my own brand forlike three years. It was really good, but really tough. I did menswear,but it actually turned out to be unisex,because a lot of women liked ittoo. Itwas really tough to be on my own,so I decided to get a deal and then I got a job in a place that I didn't want to bein. One of my friends, who wasworking atSamsøe & Samsøe, told me there was anopeningat the brand and that's whenI started. That'snow like nine years ago. I enjoyitreally, really much.    2. Why did you choose fashion design and what made you do menswear in particular? I think it's a classic story,I'm from countrysideandwhen I was a kid,I was I was really boyish in a way and I likedto dress a little bit different than others. I really liked the way I was dressing and I always loved drawing and beingcreative. So, I think that was my goal in a way. Then I went to fashion school. When I started at the fashion school, there was nobody making menswear.Well actually, maybe it was kind of a rebel thing for me. I wantedto do menswearbecause nobody else wasdoing it. But I also really find it super interesting because of the silhouettes and because you can really dig into the small detailing compared to a womenswear,where it'smore like the whole look. You can really work with the small details,fabrics and colours.   3. What menswear trend do you see coming back into fashion? For a while there's been this big focus on street wear and work wearand I'm really into workwear.But,I see a tendency for more classic mens work wear coming, withmaybe mixingit with the streetwear look. I also really see that young kids are much more into styling. It's not about one look, it's about finding your own look with mixing different styles together. I think that's very interesting andimportantfor the world as well, that people are more creative.Also,with all this mass production I think it's good that people keep mixingnew clothes with a lot of second handclothes.That they find their own way of expressing themselves.   4. What is it that inspires you the most? I'm going a lot to the concerts, looking at upcoming bands. That's inspired me a lot. I Think they're really creative andspecial. I also travela lot to Japanand I think these guys are the most stylish men actually. From my perspective, I think the qualities and the shapesarejust you very unique and you don't find that anywhere else. So that's a big inspiration for me.   5. What is your favourite colour and why?  Ireally love black, but actually my favourite colour is blue,especially indigo blue.I think it's a classic colour, but it's also a colour which can just get more and more beautiful during the years. And if you wash it, the coluor will changeandI think that's very interesting. And I love workwear and the old school workwear was also blue.   6. What makes Samsøe  Samsøeunique in your words? Samsøe  Samsøe as a company, especially because we have this family feeling, we are like one family. When I started it was a small company and everybody knew each other. But even though we have been growing a lot,we work in a structure where everyone is sitting close to each other andcan say whatever you wants to anyone at anytime.People are staying with the brand areallylong time,it's not only me that's been there for a long time. You really have a lot of good friends in the company and I find that really unique. About the clothing, Samsøe  Samsøeis a really Scandinavian brand.We're finding our roots in this Scandinavian design tradition. We always talk about the Danish design architects, which did all these furniture,like four moons. They have their ideas of how to make furniture with good qualityand clean linesandwe adapted that to our brand. That's the essence of the company now. The most important for us is to be trueto our customers, to give them a new development,but still keep the good qualities and a real good price as well.    7. Tell us a little bit more about the fall/winter 2019 collection. The inspiration was taken from the North Sea andthe collectionis called »North Sea Nostalgia«. It's us thinking about how people are living today. Instead of traveling to Paris, New York and all these big cities, we really see peopleslow down when they go onholiday and maybe go into the natureor maybe to the North Seato relax and get some fresh air. Ithink as freetime is unique now,you really have to focus on that. So that was the whole idea,togo back to the roots to find some elements from the old fishermen's and thecolours from the nature. We're alsoworking a lot with structuresin this collection, so that's basically what it's all about.   8. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? When I started at Samsøe  Samsøe I though I'll stay here one year. Now I've been here fornine years, but I really see a big development area. Not one day is the sameas the other. Istill get a kick of a excitement to do these clothes for Samsøe Samsøe,and so I really see myself staying in the company and fight for the new things,with sustainability andchanging the world with fashion as well.    9. Where do you see the future of mens fashion evolving? I think a lot of menswear brands aregoing into womenswear as wellnow. I really see all this gender free, unisex style and I think it'simportant that we're more open minded. I really love that because I love wearing menswear as well. I also see that men are more open nowadays and in the past men were boring and wore just classic menswear. But now, when I see cool young guys in Copenhagen, I'm so inspired by them. Young kids are more daring in the way of mixing different styles,so I think menswear is getting more creative in a way.I'm really happy as at Samsøe & Samsøeas well we'reusing much more unique qualities than before. Also more feminine qualities,like tensile material,different linen, a bit of structuresand also with length and the silhouettes. We didn't do that like five years ago,so I really see something happeningandit's very exciting. I alsofeellike in the past we had to travel a lot to get inspired, but now you can just go on the street and find inspiration everywhere.   10. What are the plans for the future of Samsøe  Samsøe? Where would you like the future to take the brand? Thefuture is definitely to be more sustainable, We are working a lot on it at the momentalready. We just launcheda new denim line called »Blue belief«, which isall organic. The whole standard programis alsoto be organic now. More transparency is also very important for the customers. That's what I think is the future.  Besides that, I think the environment willhave a lot to say in what will happen in the fashion business. Maybe people will buy more secondhandinstead of buying fast fashion. I really hopethat people will spend more money on good qualities instead of just buying mass. At Samsøe  Samsøewe are really looking into qualities and we're getting better qualities every season and we are very aware of where it's produced.We are really trying to get more production back toEurope from China, to buy a lot of fabric fromItaly againand Portugal. It's neccessary for the world to go back to the roots.  At Samsøe  Samsøewe have a plan, we are going to conquer the world. Soon we will open storesin London and aris. We're looking forward to that and as a brand we're so lucky that a lot of cool stores are putting us on their shelves, we just came to Selfridges. We're slowly getting in the right direction and hopefullysoon,we will open a store in the States as well. photos by Andreas Bach  Samsøe  Samsøe, a brand with a nod to Scandinavian heritage, is focusing on contemporary clothing, footwear and accessories for both men and women. It combines the utilitarian energy of Copenhagen street sytle with a quintessentially spirit of Scandinavia. Gitte Wetter, Head of Samsøe  Samsøe'smenswear, has been with the brand for almost a decade. Over these years she has seen the brand evolve from being a local Danish brand to an international brand with stores all around the world.    1. Gitte, tell us more about yourself. Just after I finished fashion school I have had my own brand forlike three years. It was really good, but really tough. I did menswear,but it actually turned out to be unisex,because a lot of women liked ittoo. Itwas really tough to be on my own,so I decided to get a deal and then I got a job in a place that I didn't want to bein. One of my friends, who wasworking atSamsøe & Samsøe, told me there was anopeningat the brand and that's whenI started. That'snow like nine years ago. I enjoyitreally, really much.    2. Why did you choose fashion design and what made you do menswear in particular? I think it's a classic story,I'm from countrysideandwhen I was a kid,I was I was really boyish in a way and I likedto dress a little bit different than others. I really liked the way I was dressing and I always loved drawing and beingcreative. So, I think that was my goal in a way. Then I went to fashion school. When I started at the fashion school, there was nobody making menswear.Well actually, maybe it was kind of a rebel thing for me. I wantedto do menswearbecause nobody else wasdoing it. But I also really find it super interesting because of the silhouettes and because you can really dig into the small detailing compared to a womenswear,where it'smore like the whole look. You can really work with the small details,fabrics and colours.   3. What menswear trend do you see coming back into fashion? For a while there's been this big focus on street wear and work wearand I'm really into workwear.But,I see a tendency for more classic mens work wear coming, withmaybe mixingit with the streetwear look. I also really see that young kids are much more into styling. It's not about one look, it's about finding your own look with mixing different styles together. I think that's very interesting andimportantfor the world as well, that people are more creative.Also,with all this mass production I think it's good that people keep mixingnew clothes with a lot of second handclothes.That they find their own way of expressing themselves.   4. What is it that inspires you the most? I'm going a lot to the concerts, looking at upcoming bands. That's inspired me a lot. I Think they're really creative andspecial. I also travela lot to Japanand I think these guys are the most stylish men actually. From my perspective, I think the qualities and the shapesarejust you very unique and you don't find that anywhere else. So that's a big inspiration for me.   5. What is your favourite colour and why?  Ireally love black, but actually my favourite colour is blue,especially indigo blue.I think it's a classic colour, but it's also a colour which can just get more and more beautiful during the years. And if you wash it, the coluor will changeandI think that's very interesting. And I love workwear and the old school workwear was also blue.   6. What makes Samsøe  Samsøeunique in your words? Samsøe  Samsøe as a company, especially because we have this family feeling, we are like one family. When I started it was a small company and everybody knew each other. But even though we have been growing a lot,we work in a structure where everyone is sitting close to each other andcan say whatever you wants to anyone at anytime.People are staying with the brand areallylong time,it's not only me that's been there for a long time. You really have a lot of good friends in the company and I find that really unique. About the clothing, Samsøe  Samsøeis a really Scandinavian brand.We're finding our roots in this Scandinavian design tradition. We always talk about the Danish design architects, which did all these furniture,like four moons. They have their ideas of how to make furniture with good qualityand clean linesandwe adapted that to our brand. That's the essence of the company now. The most important for us is to be trueto our customers, to give them a new development,but still keep the good qualities and a real good price as well.    7. Tell us a little bit more about the fall/winter 2019 collection. The inspiration was taken from the North Sea andthe collectionis called »North Sea Nostalgia«. It's us thinking about how people are living today. Instead of traveling to Paris, New York and all these big cities, we really see peopleslow down when they go onholiday and maybe go into the natureor maybe to the North Seato relax and get some fresh air. Ithink as freetime is unique now,you really have to focus on that. So that was the whole idea,togo back to the roots to find some elements from the old fishermen's and thecolours from the nature. We're alsoworking a lot with structuresin this collection, so that's basically what it's all about.   8. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? When I started at Samsøe  Samsøe I though I'll stay here one year. Now I've been here fornine years, but I really see a big development area. Not one day is the sameas the other. Istill get a kick of a excitement to do these clothes for Samsøe Samsøe,and so I really see myself staying in the company and fight for the new things,with sustainability andchanging the world with fashion as well.    9. Where do you see the future of mens fashion evolving? I think a lot of menswear brands aregoing into womenswear as wellnow. I really see all this gender free, unisex style and I think it'simportant that we're more open minded. I really love that because I love wearing menswear as well. I also see that men are more open nowadays and in the past men were boring and wore just classic menswear. But now, when I see cool young guys in Copenhagen, I'm so inspired by them. Young kids are more daring in the way of mixing different styles,so I think menswear is getting more creative in a way.I'm really happy as at Samsøe & Samsøeas well we'reusing much more unique qualities than before. Also more feminine qualities,like tensile material,different linen, a bit of structuresand also with length and the silhouettes. We didn't do that like five years ago,so I really see something happeningandit's very exciting. I alsofeellike in the past we had to travel a lot to get inspired, but now you can just go on the street and find inspiration everywhere.   10. What are the plans for the future of Samsøe  Samsøe? Where would you like the future to take the brand? Thefuture is definitely to be more sustainable, We are working a lot on it at the momentalready. We just launcheda new denim line called »Blue belief«, which isall organic. The whole standard programis alsoto be organic now. More transparency is also very important for the customers. That's what I think is the future.  Besides that, I think the environment willhave a lot to say in what will happen in the fashion business. Maybe people will buy more secondhandinstead of buying fast fashion. I really hopethat people will spend more money on good qualities instead of just buying mass. At Samsøe  Samsøewe are really looking into qualities and we're getting better qualities every season and we are very aware of where it's produced.We are really trying to get more production back toEurope from China, to buy a lot of fabric fromItaly againand Portugal. It's neccessary for the world to go back to the roots.  At Samsøe  Samsøewe have a plan, we are going to conquer the world. Soon we will open storesin London and aris. We're looking forward to that and as a brand we're so lucky that a lot of cool stores are putting us on their shelves, we just came to Selfridges. We're slowly getting in the right direction and hopefullysoon,we will open a store in the States as well. photos by Andreas Bach 

Vans in collaboration with Sandy Liang
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Vans in collaboration with Sandy Liang

Accessories A trend setter since 1966, Vans is always ahead of the curve. For spring, the ‘Off The Wall’ brand partners with New York designer Sandy Liang on a fashion forward collection of footwear and apparel. Known for mixing materials like fleece with unique colors and prints, Sandy Liang draws inspiration from her hometown New York and its downtown cool kids, her grandma, and the hand-me-downs of her youth. The quirky collaboration features unique takes on five classic Vans styles plus a head to toe apparel including a hoodie, tee, bike shorts, bucket hat, and crossbody bag.Across each of the Vans x Sandy Liang footwear iterations, materials play a defining role. From fleece-like cheetah prints to metal jewelry affixed directly to the upper, each is as unique as the last. With a built-in ankle bracelet and multiple metal charms sewn directly to the pink velour upper, the Sandy Liang Era stands out as the hero of the lot. Also noteworthy is the similarly styled Old Skool (a second Old Skool colorway features black butterfly art and custom laces), and a cheetah print Classic Slip-On Platform and Vans Sport.On the apparel side, the theme of ‘90s nostalgia continues with marbled colorways and butterfly iconography. The Sandy BF Hoodie features an exaggerated boyfriend fit with novelty eyelets on the hood some with piercing detailing along with embroidered and screen-printed graphics. The Sandy LS BF Tee is made of heavy cotton jersey with novelty wash and discharge bleach art Butterfly graphic on chest and is finished with Checkerboard sleeves. The cycling inspired Sandy Bike Short is a cotton spandex blend with novelty snakeskin print and 7” inseam. A polka dot printed twill Bucket Hat with contrast satin lining and faux sherpa fashion bag—the Sandy Crossbody—featuring a single adjustable strap, exterior zip pocket, elastic cording for extra carrying options, metal hardware and a logo patch mounted on leather rounds out the accessories.   The Vans x Sandy Liang collection will be available in February 2020. A trend setter since 1966, Vans is always ahead of the curve. For spring, the ‘Off The Wall’ brand partners with New York designer Sandy Liang on a fashion forward collection of footwear and apparel. Known for mixing materials like fleece with unique colors and prints, Sandy Liang draws inspiration from her hometown New York and its downtown cool kids, her grandma, and the hand-me-downs of her youth. The quirky collaboration features unique takes on five classic Vans styles plus a head to toe apparel including a hoodie, tee, bike shorts, bucket hat, and crossbody bag.Across each of the Vans x Sandy Liang footwear iterations, materials play a defining role. From fleece-like cheetah prints to metal jewelry affixed directly to the upper, each is as unique as the last. With a built-in ankle bracelet and multiple metal charms sewn directly to the pink velour upper, the Sandy Liang Era stands out as the hero of the lot. Also noteworthy is the similarly styled Old Skool (a second Old Skool colorway features black butterfly art and custom laces), and a cheetah print Classic Slip-On Platform and Vans Sport.On the apparel side, the theme of ‘90s nostalgia continues with marbled colorways and butterfly iconography. The Sandy BF Hoodie features an exaggerated boyfriend fit with novelty eyelets on the hood some with piercing detailing along with embroidered and screen-printed graphics. The Sandy LS BF Tee is made of heavy cotton jersey with novelty wash and discharge bleach art Butterfly graphic on chest and is finished with Checkerboard sleeves. The cycling inspired Sandy Bike Short is a cotton spandex blend with novelty snakeskin print and 7” inseam. A polka dot printed twill Bucket Hat with contrast satin lining and faux sherpa fashion bag—the Sandy Crossbody—featuring a single adjustable strap, exterior zip pocket, elastic cording for extra carrying options, metal hardware and a logo patch mounted on leather rounds out the accessories.   The Vans x Sandy Liang collection will be available in February 2020.

Dior in Miami
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Dior in Miami

Fashion exclusive images by Victor Vergara from the Dior men's show in Miami. #DiorMiami exclusive images by Victor Vergara from the Dior men's show in Miami. #DiorMiami

Aayali
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Aayali

Accessories They believe in taking a moment to show appreciation for everything we have in life. This involves focusing on the positive and appreciating the things you often take for granted: warm sunshine, clean water, healthy food, loving family and friends. They also believe gratitude creates abundance and joy. Giving thanks makes you feel happier, more present, and confident to live your best life. Their products are created to help remind you to take a moment and be thankful for your life. About the materials and ingredients: They use a 100% natural wax created by the manufacturing arm of Cire Trudon, the oldest candle maker in the world since 1643. The wax was developed with the utmost care to ensure a clean burn and an exceptional factory experience. Creating a fragrance requires patience, experience and creativity. They partnered with French nose and bespoke perfumer Anais Fournial to exclusively develop our three signature signature fragrances Confiance, Joie and Sérénité. AAYALI fragrances can be characterized as sophisticated, timeless, elevating and evoking a feeling of ultimate luxury. Their candles are poured in France in timeless reusable vessels made from pressed glass, ceramic - an exclusive design handmade for AAYALI by Belgian brand VAL POTTERY, and French Limoges porcelain Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, is one of the most durable metals. It does not rust and when treated carefully, it can last for generations. AAYALI’s founder traveled to India in search of the best brass craftsmanship. All their accessories are made in India by skilled artisans using 100% solid brass of the highest quality.  THE FRAGRANCES: CONFIANCE Top notes: Spices Heart notes: Sandalwood Base notes: Cashmere, Cedarwood, Moss Personality: Classy / Intriguing / Seductive Reminds you of: A crackling fireplace JOIE Top notes: Floral bouquet Heart notes: Bourbon vanilla, Mimosa Base notes: Amber Personality: Delicate / Comforting / Cozy Reminds you of: Warm rays of sunshine on a crisp morning SÉRÉNITÉ Top notes: Fig Heart notes: Jasmine, Orange blossom, TuberoseBase notes: Cashmere Personality: Elegant / Sophisticated / Romantic  Reminds you of: A relaxing day at the spa More about the selection of scented candles and accessories on aayali.com They believe in taking a moment to show appreciation for everything we have in life. This involves focusing on the positive and appreciating the things you often take for granted: warm sunshine, clean water, healthy food, loving family and friends. They also believe gratitude creates abundance and joy. Giving thanks makes you feel happier, more present, and confident to live your best life. Their products are created to help remind you to take a moment and be thankful for your life. About the materials and ingredients: They use a 100% natural wax created by the manufacturing arm of Cire Trudon, the oldest candle maker in the world since 1643. The wax was developed with the utmost care to ensure a clean burn and an exceptional factory experience. Creating a fragrance requires patience, experience and creativity. They partnered with French nose and bespoke perfumer Anais Fournial to exclusively develop our three signature signature fragrances Confiance, Joie and Sérénité. AAYALI fragrances can be characterized as sophisticated, timeless, elevating and evoking a feeling of ultimate luxury. Their candles are poured in France in timeless reusable vessels made from pressed glass, ceramic - an exclusive design handmade for AAYALI by Belgian brand VAL POTTERY, and French Limoges porcelain Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, is one of the most durable metals. It does not rust and when treated carefully, it can last for generations. AAYALI’s founder traveled to India in search of the best brass craftsmanship. All their accessories are made in India by skilled artisans using 100% solid brass of the highest quality.  THE FRAGRANCES: CONFIANCE Top notes: Spices Heart notes: Sandalwood Base notes: Cashmere, Cedarwood, Moss Personality: Classy / Intriguing / Seductive Reminds you of: A crackling fireplace JOIE Top notes: Floral bouquet Heart notes: Bourbon vanilla, Mimosa Base notes: Amber Personality: Delicate / Comforting / Cozy Reminds you of: Warm rays of sunshine on a crisp morning SÉRÉNITÉ Top notes: Fig Heart notes: Jasmine, Orange blossom, TuberoseBase notes: Cashmere Personality: Elegant / Sophisticated / Romantic  Reminds you of: A relaxing day at the spa More about the selection of scented candles and accessories on aayali.com

Dr. Martens teams up with A Bathing Ape
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Dr. Martens teams up with A Bathing Ape

Accessories The iconic, original Dr. Martens boot 1460 will turn 60 this year, and that may be celebrated. Starting this month, a series of collaborations with 12 world-famous brands follows. Each of these brands has made its own design for the 1460 boot. The first partner in this series is the Japanese streetwear brand 'A Bathing Ape'.  Six decades of self-expression. Six eras in which Dr. Martens has grown with the subcultures that embraced them. Sixty years in which they made their carriers stronger. Dr.Martens has seen the world change drastically. But one thing has remained the same all the time: the 1460 boot. Over the past 60 years, the distinctive silhouette has been shaped and toppled by countless subcultures and freethinkers. The boots mean something else to everyone who tightens their laces. So Dr. Martens transferred the 1460 boat (not only in honor of their anniversary, but also because of the start of a new decade) to 12 innovative and world-famous brands, labels and designers. Together with them Dr. Martens their iconic silhouette in a new jacket. In 2020 a brand new boat will be released once a month. The legendary streetwear brand 'A Bathing Ape' is the first to take a turn. Dr. Martens has revived this creative relationship and is now working with them for the fourth time. BAPE (A Bathing Ape) was founded in 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. The origin of BAPE lies in the Harajuku culture of the early 90s. Their most distinctive design, the 'BAPE 1st Camo', became a legendary status symbol.  BAPE has often used British culture as a source of inspiration. For the 1460 REMASTERED collaboration series, they have made the perfect mix of their own legendary camouflage print and dr. Martens' classical DNA. With this they bring an ode to the history of both brands.  This special edition has eight lace eyes and a black nose of soft leather that is flanked by a green BAPE first camo print. The boot symbolizes the best of both brands. The famous BAPE STA  logo runs across the center of the boot. The yellow BAPE logo on the hi-loop completes the picture.  We are excited to share with you the coming collaboration later this year on @numero_netherlands. The boot is available from 25 January 2020 - in very limited numbers - in selected stores and online via drmartens.com.  The iconic, original Dr. Martens boot 1460 will turn 60 this year, and that may be celebrated. Starting this month, a series of collaborations with 12 world-famous brands follows. Each of these brands has made its own design for the 1460 boot. The first partner in this series is the Japanese streetwear brand 'A Bathing Ape'.  Six decades of self-expression. Six eras in which Dr. Martens has grown with the subcultures that embraced them. Sixty years in which they made their carriers stronger. Dr.Martens has seen the world change drastically. But one thing has remained the same all the time: the 1460 boot. Over the past 60 years, the distinctive silhouette has been shaped and toppled by countless subcultures and freethinkers. The boots mean something else to everyone who tightens their laces. So Dr. Martens transferred the 1460 boat (not only in honor of their anniversary, but also because of the start of a new decade) to 12 innovative and world-famous brands, labels and designers. Together with them Dr. Martens their iconic silhouette in a new jacket. In 2020 a brand new boat will be released once a month. The legendary streetwear brand 'A Bathing Ape' is the first to take a turn. Dr. Martens has revived this creative relationship and is now working with them for the fourth time. BAPE (A Bathing Ape) was founded in 1993 in Tokyo, Japan. The origin of BAPE lies in the Harajuku culture of the early 90s. Their most distinctive design, the 'BAPE 1st Camo', became a legendary status symbol.  BAPE has often used British culture as a source of inspiration. For the 1460 REMASTERED collaboration series, they have made the perfect mix of their own legendary camouflage print and dr. Martens' classical DNA. With this they bring an ode to the history of both brands.  This special edition has eight lace eyes and a black nose of soft leather that is flanked by a green BAPE first camo print. The boot symbolizes the best of both brands. The famous BAPE STA  logo runs across the center of the boot. The yellow BAPE logo on the hi-loop completes the picture.  We are excited to share with you the coming collaboration later this year on @numero_netherlands. The boot is available from 25 January 2020 - in very limited numbers - in selected stores and online via drmartens.com. 

Thinking of Summer
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Thinking of Summer

Fashion Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Lois Jeans.   photographed by: Fabrizzio Del Rincon styled by: Victor Vergara casting by: Timotej Letonja grooming by: Wout Philippo models: Mees & Dani at Republic Models  Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Lois Jeans.   photographed by: Fabrizzio Del Rincon styled by: Victor Vergara casting by: Timotej Letonja grooming by: Wout Philippo models: Mees & Dani at Republic Models 

Zalando launches a sustainable collection
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Zalando launches a sustainable collection

Fashion Small steps. Big impact by Zalando is the brand new exclusive sustainability focused collection.  Zalando offers over 20,000 items agged with sustainability from over 240 different brands. Nine of these brands were chosen to bring this collaboration to life; Blanche, Bruuns Bazaar, Designers Remix, Filippa K, Han Kjøbenhavn, Holzweiler, House of Dagmar, Libertine Libertine and Won Hundred. For Spring 2020, Zalando has teamed up with nine Nordic brands to develop an exclusive, more sus- tainable womenswear collection, titled Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando.  “Sustainability is an increasingly important topic in all our categories, especially in Premium. We know, our Premium customers demand products that are not only of high quality and fashionable design bu talso have sustainability benefits.” says Lena-SophieRoeper, Head of Buying Premium and Sports, Zalando. “As a platform with more than 29 million active customers in 17 countries and more than 2,000 brands, weknow that we can in uence the demand for and the supply of sustainable fashion. That’s why we’re introducing our customers to sustainable fashion, working with partners who share our vision and ethics, and move the industry forward, every day. The collection, Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando, only available on Zalando, is a huge step in the right direction.” Front runners in sustainable fashion, these nine Nordic brands were challenged with a brief that called for a cohesive, conscious collection that didn’t compromise on design or quality. Less resource-intensive processing techniques, better materials and social aspects remained top of mind as the 70-piece collection came to life. Each brand brought their own unique conscious mindset to the project, and with them, an exciting range of sustainable fabrics and processes to see a collection which includes organic cotton, long-lasting triacetate, 100% recycled polyester, OEKO-TEX certied prints, less pesticides used and more water saved. The collection is a strong base for a lasting wardrobe. A muted colour palette realises a consistency acrossthe mix of light, owing dresses, structured suits, du- rable denim and lightweight jackets. The diversity of styles allows the wearer to mix and match, creating a personal style to last multiple seasons. “This collaboration continues Zalando’s Sustainability goals by responding to the changing needs of our cus-tomers.” says Jonny Ng, Director Marketing Strategy & Campaigns, Zalando. “The collection, Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando, aims to increase customers’ awareness of Zalando’s sustainable fashion assort- ment, while guiding customers towards more con- scious choices. By working together with these nine premium brands we want to demonstrate how easy it is for our customers to nd sustainable style from head-to-toe.” This collection follows Zalando’s first dedicated susainable fashion campaign and the release of their Sustainability Strategy 2023, titled do.MORE, in October 2019. Acknowledging being part of the problemwith do.MORE, Zalando now wants to be part of the solution. Zalando can play an important role in tackling fundamental sustainability challenges by using its scale and technology to take the lead in building the connections needed to transform the industry. Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando sees Zalando leveraging its in uence as a platform to facilitate projects andcollaborations where players can join forces and work together for a better cause. Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando will be availble in each of Zalando’s 17 markets from January 27, 2020 on the Zalando hub (Zalando.com) and will be accompanied by a campaign across print, out of home, social media and Zalando-owned channels as well as on our instagram @numero_netherlands   Small steps. Big impact by Zalando is the brand new exclusive sustainability focused collection.  Zalando offers over 20,000 items agged with sustainability from over 240 different brands. Nine of these brands were chosen to bring this collaboration to life; Blanche, Bruuns Bazaar, Designers Remix, Filippa K, Han Kjøbenhavn, Holzweiler, House of Dagmar, Libertine Libertine and Won Hundred. For Spring 2020, Zalando has teamed up with nine Nordic brands to develop an exclusive, more sus- tainable womenswear collection, titled Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando.  “Sustainability is an increasingly important topic in all our categories, especially in Premium. We know, our Premium customers demand products that are not only of high quality and fashionable design bu talso have sustainability benefits.” says Lena-SophieRoeper, Head of Buying Premium and Sports, Zalando. “As a platform with more than 29 million active customers in 17 countries and more than 2,000 brands, weknow that we can in uence the demand for and the supply of sustainable fashion. That’s why we’re introducing our customers to sustainable fashion, working with partners who share our vision and ethics, and move the industry forward, every day. The collection, Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando, only available on Zalando, is a huge step in the right direction.” Front runners in sustainable fashion, these nine Nordic brands were challenged with a brief that called for a cohesive, conscious collection that didn’t compromise on design or quality. Less resource-intensive processing techniques, better materials and social aspects remained top of mind as the 70-piece collection came to life. Each brand brought their own unique conscious mindset to the project, and with them, an exciting range of sustainable fabrics and processes to see a collection which includes organic cotton, long-lasting triacetate, 100% recycled polyester, OEKO-TEX certied prints, less pesticides used and more water saved. The collection is a strong base for a lasting wardrobe. A muted colour palette realises a consistency acrossthe mix of light, owing dresses, structured suits, du- rable denim and lightweight jackets. The diversity of styles allows the wearer to mix and match, creating a personal style to last multiple seasons. “This collaboration continues Zalando’s Sustainability goals by responding to the changing needs of our cus-tomers.” says Jonny Ng, Director Marketing Strategy & Campaigns, Zalando. “The collection, Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando, aims to increase customers’ awareness of Zalando’s sustainable fashion assort- ment, while guiding customers towards more con- scious choices. By working together with these nine premium brands we want to demonstrate how easy it is for our customers to nd sustainable style from head-to-toe.” This collection follows Zalando’s first dedicated susainable fashion campaign and the release of their Sustainability Strategy 2023, titled do.MORE, in October 2019. Acknowledging being part of the problemwith do.MORE, Zalando now wants to be part of the solution. Zalando can play an important role in tackling fundamental sustainability challenges by using its scale and technology to take the lead in building the connections needed to transform the industry. Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando sees Zalando leveraging its in uence as a platform to facilitate projects andcollaborations where players can join forces and work together for a better cause. Small steps. Big impact. by Zalando will be availble in each of Zalando’s 17 markets from January 27, 2020 on the Zalando hub (Zalando.com) and will be accompanied by a campaign across print, out of home, social media and Zalando-owned channels as well as on our instagram @numero_netherlands  

Bottega Veneta's Spring campaign is a vision of hedonistic aspiration
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Bottega Veneta's Spring campaign is a vision of hedonistic aspiration

Fashion Anchored in sensuality and pure luxury, Bottega Veneta’s Spring 2020 campaign is a vision of hedonistic aspiration. Creative Director Daniel Lee, together with photographer Tyrone Lebon, continue their view of an endless summer. The eternal signifier of elevation and luxury. Idly floating through time. Sun. Sea. Pleasure. The faint ‘click’ of a lens shutter in the distance. Paparazzi poised for a glimpse. Top deck. Carefree sensuality unfolds. Calm. Casual. Confident. Featuring models Mica Argañarazand and Edoardo Sebastianelli. Cold chains warm against sun kissed skin. Weightless leather staples bend and slouch. Earthy tones and bold pops of colour. Endless blue sky bleeds to coral and violet. Opulent jewels and sequins glitter under evening fireworks. A day of indulgence draws to an end, only to be relived the next. Anchored in sensuality and pure luxury, Bottega Veneta’s Spring 2020 campaign is a vision of hedonistic aspiration. Creative Director Daniel Lee, together with photographer Tyrone Lebon, continue their view of an endless summer. The eternal signifier of elevation and luxury. Idly floating through time. Sun. Sea. Pleasure. The faint ‘click’ of a lens shutter in the distance. Paparazzi poised for a glimpse. Top deck. Carefree sensuality unfolds. Calm. Casual. Confident. Featuring models Mica Argañarazand and Edoardo Sebastianelli. Cold chains warm against sun kissed skin. Weightless leather staples bend and slouch. Earthy tones and bold pops of colour. Endless blue sky bleeds to coral and violet. Opulent jewels and sequins glitter under evening fireworks. A day of indulgence draws to an end, only to be relived the next.

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