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The Dior Bar Jacket is reinvented in an unprecedented knit version
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The Dior Bar Jacket is reinvented in an unprecedented knit version

Design An architectural work that has stood the test of time, an eternal symbol of the New Look, the Bar jacket sealed Christian Dior's success in 1947, when it appeared in his first haute couture collection. At the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, the opening look was none other than this emblematic piece, revisited by Maria Grazia Chiuri in a new knit version. This virtuoso reinterpretation presented a challenge for the House's ateliers, which developed no fewer than four prototypes in order to accurately recreate the volume and cut that characterize the original jacket. This new object of desire combines elegance and comfort, freedom and movement, with a casual style that elevates allure. A reflection of Dior's ultra-modernity, this must-have once again transcends fashions and generations, affirming its iconic status. An architectural work that has stood the test of time, an eternal symbol of the New Look, the Bar jacket sealed Christian Dior's success in 1947, when it appeared in his first haute couture collection. At the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, the opening look was none other than this emblematic piece, revisited by Maria Grazia Chiuri in a new knit version. This virtuoso reinterpretation presented a challenge for the House's ateliers, which developed no fewer than four prototypes in order to accurately recreate the volume and cut that characterize the original jacket. This new object of desire combines elegance and comfort, freedom and movement, with a casual style that elevates allure. A reflection of Dior's ultra-modernity, this must-have once again transcends fashions and generations, affirming its iconic status.

Authenticity at its finest, Yamazato restaurant in Amsterdam
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Authenticity at its finest, Yamazato restaurant in Amsterdam

Food YAMAZATO, THE FIRST TRADITIONAL JAPANESE RESTAURANT IN EUROPE TO BE AWARDED A MICHELIN STAR. THE ACCLAIMED MULTI-COURSE EXPERIENCE IS LED BY EXECUTIVE CHEF MASANORI TOMIKAWA AND THE CUISINE FOCUSES ON THE PURITY OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE INGREDIENTS, IN A MINIMALISTIC, BALANCED STYLE.     When you arrive at Yamazato, you are awaited by a modern, yet simple traditional Japanese design, which provides comfort and sense of tranquility. The friendly waiters who are all Japanese take you to your table and welcome you with a glass of Sake. Through the windows you can enjoy the scenery of their beautiful Japanese garden with a pond all thoughtfully designed.      For lunch or dinner  you can choose between two menus at the moment. They serve the authentic Japanese haute cuisine called kaiseki ryori. You can explore the menu options on their website bellow.     If you are a culinary lover or not, Yamazato in Amsterdam  must be on your list to experience. Your taste buds will be spoiled to the highest level. The friendly staff will present each dish to you to the detail. And the sommelier will be there all the way through your meal, filling up your glass with a new wine, which blends perfectly with each course.      "Every dishes is precisely detailed and incredibly delicious aligned perfectly with wine parring. We highly reccomend it, it’s a must visit restaurant when in Amsterdam." It's my favorite restaurant."      For bookings and more information visit theri website: https://www.okura.nl/dine-and-drink/yamazato-restaurant/ YAMAZATO, THE FIRST TRADITIONAL JAPANESE RESTAURANT IN EUROPE TO BE AWARDED A MICHELIN STAR. THE ACCLAIMED MULTI-COURSE EXPERIENCE IS LED BY EXECUTIVE CHEF MASANORI TOMIKAWA AND THE CUISINE FOCUSES ON THE PURITY OF TRADITIONAL JAPANESE INGREDIENTS, IN A MINIMALISTIC, BALANCED STYLE.     When you arrive at Yamazato, you are awaited by a modern, yet simple traditional Japanese design, which provides comfort and sense of tranquility. The friendly waiters who are all Japanese take you to your table and welcome you with a glass of Sake. Through the windows you can enjoy the scenery of their beautiful Japanese garden with a pond all thoughtfully designed.      For lunch or dinner  you can choose between two menus at the moment. They serve the authentic Japanese haute cuisine called kaiseki ryori. You can explore the menu options on their website bellow.     If you are a culinary lover or not, Yamazato in Amsterdam  must be on your list to experience. Your taste buds will be spoiled to the highest level. The friendly staff will present each dish to you to the detail. And the sommelier will be there all the way through your meal, filling up your glass with a new wine, which blends perfectly with each course.      "Every dishes is precisely detailed and incredibly delicious aligned perfectly with wine parring. We highly reccomend it, it’s a must visit restaurant when in Amsterdam." It's my favorite restaurant."      For bookings and more information visit theri website: https://www.okura.nl/dine-and-drink/yamazato-restaurant/

Nxt Museum, the first new media art museum in the Netherlands, opens its doors
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Nxt Museum, the first new media art museum in the Netherlands, opens its doors

Art From last week, visitors can immerse themselves in the futuristic world of Nxt Museum.The groundbreaking museum - which is the first in the Netherlands dedicated to New Media Art - opens its doors to the public with the inaugural exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’.     Located in the up-and-coming North of Amsterdam, Nxt Museum presents eight large-scale, multi-sensory art installations, four of which have been commissioned by and are premiering at Nxt Museum. Each of the multi-disciplinary installations has been created in collaboration with local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering academic research and technological innovation.     Merel van Helsdingen, Founder and Managing Director of the museum, said: “We’re excited beyond belief to be welcoming our first visitors today after three years in-the-making and some hurdles along the way. At Nxt Museum, we fuse innovative art and state-of-the-art technology to reflect on the present and look towards the future. I hope that our visitors will feel challenged, stimulated and inspired by these incredible artworks and will leave with new understandings of the world and their place within it.”     Shifting Proximities, curated by Bogomir Doringer with co-curator Jesse Damiani, examines how human experience and interaction are affected by social and technological change. Visitors are invited to engage and interact physically, emotionally and intellectually with the art — from experiencing the formation of a black hole, to learning how plants communicate with each other, and subjecting themselves to the flaws of facial recognition algorithms.     Curator Bogomir Doringer said: “We’re opening the museum in times of COVID-19, which has dramatically shifted the proximities between us and has changed life as we know it. In moments like these, we must come together and unite towards common goals. Shifting Proximities explores how technology helps us stay connected and protected, while confronting how it can be mobilised to control and exploit us. We place artists at the forefront of navigating these complex contradictions and, by relying on active audience participation, we aim to highlight the role and responsibility of us all in shaping the future.”     The works in the first exhibition are: ●  Connected (2020), a new commission by audio-visual artist Roelof Knol with sound by Marc Mahfoud ●  Topologies #1 (2020), a new commission by United Visual Artists (UVA) ●  Habitat (2020), a new work by artist Heleen Blanken with software developer NAIVI and sound artist Stijn van Beek ●  Distortions in Spacetime (2018-2020) by audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast ●  Econtinuum (2020), a new commission by ecological artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso ●  Biometric Mirror (2018-2020) by sci-fi artist and body architect Lucy McRae and Dr Niels Wouters, an action researcher in human-computer interaction and digital ethics ●  Nxt Stage presents: Dimensional Sampling (2019-2020) by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) ●  Nxt Lab presents: a series of four videoworks by Algorithmic Justice League and Joy Buolamwini. Shaking up the tradition of wall texts, digital artist Benjamin Muzzin and sound designer Danny van der Lagt have been commissioned to create explanatory materials that use a combination of projections, moving-image and text to delve further into the rigorous research and collaborative creative process behind each of the art installations. The ‘transition rooms’, situated between the art installations, also offer visitors a place to relax, reflect and re-set as they move through the exhibition.     Shifting Proximities takes over the entirety of Nxt Museum’s 1,400 square metre exhibition space, includingNxt Lab – a dynamic space for education, research and development, and home to the artist residency programme – and Nxt Stage, a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art. These two regularly- rotating spaces allow Nxt Museum to stay relevant and respond to urgent socio-political concerns. From last week, visitors can immerse themselves in the futuristic world of Nxt Museum.The groundbreaking museum - which is the first in the Netherlands dedicated to New Media Art - opens its doors to the public with the inaugural exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’.     Located in the up-and-coming North of Amsterdam, Nxt Museum presents eight large-scale, multi-sensory art installations, four of which have been commissioned by and are premiering at Nxt Museum. Each of the multi-disciplinary installations has been created in collaboration with local and international artists, designers, technologists, scientists and musicians, fusing creative ideas with pioneering academic research and technological innovation.     Merel van Helsdingen, Founder and Managing Director of the museum, said: “We’re excited beyond belief to be welcoming our first visitors today after three years in-the-making and some hurdles along the way. At Nxt Museum, we fuse innovative art and state-of-the-art technology to reflect on the present and look towards the future. I hope that our visitors will feel challenged, stimulated and inspired by these incredible artworks and will leave with new understandings of the world and their place within it.”     Shifting Proximities, curated by Bogomir Doringer with co-curator Jesse Damiani, examines how human experience and interaction are affected by social and technological change. Visitors are invited to engage and interact physically, emotionally and intellectually with the art — from experiencing the formation of a black hole, to learning how plants communicate with each other, and subjecting themselves to the flaws of facial recognition algorithms.     Curator Bogomir Doringer said: “We’re opening the museum in times of COVID-19, which has dramatically shifted the proximities between us and has changed life as we know it. In moments like these, we must come together and unite towards common goals. Shifting Proximities explores how technology helps us stay connected and protected, while confronting how it can be mobilised to control and exploit us. We place artists at the forefront of navigating these complex contradictions and, by relying on active audience participation, we aim to highlight the role and responsibility of us all in shaping the future.”     The works in the first exhibition are: ●  Connected (2020), a new commission by audio-visual artist Roelof Knol with sound by Marc Mahfoud ●  Topologies #1 (2020), a new commission by United Visual Artists (UVA) ●  Habitat (2020), a new work by artist Heleen Blanken with software developer NAIVI and sound artist Stijn van Beek ●  Distortions in Spacetime (2018-2020) by audiovisual pioneers Marshmallow Laser Feast ●  Econtinuum (2020), a new commission by ecological artist Thijs Biersteker in collaboration with plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso ●  Biometric Mirror (2018-2020) by sci-fi artist and body architect Lucy McRae and Dr Niels Wouters, an action researcher in human-computer interaction and digital ethics ●  Nxt Stage presents: Dimensional Sampling (2019-2020) by artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) with sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) ●  Nxt Lab presents: a series of four videoworks by Algorithmic Justice League and Joy Buolamwini. Shaking up the tradition of wall texts, digital artist Benjamin Muzzin and sound designer Danny van der Lagt have been commissioned to create explanatory materials that use a combination of projections, moving-image and text to delve further into the rigorous research and collaborative creative process behind each of the art installations. The ‘transition rooms’, situated between the art installations, also offer visitors a place to relax, reflect and re-set as they move through the exhibition.     Shifting Proximities takes over the entirety of Nxt Museum’s 1,400 square metre exhibition space, includingNxt Lab – a dynamic space for education, research and development, and home to the artist residency programme – and Nxt Stage, a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art. These two regularly- rotating spaces allow Nxt Museum to stay relevant and respond to urgent socio-political concerns.

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MONTBLANC REDEFINES THE MEANING OF SUCCESS WITH NEW GLOBAL BRAND CAMPAIGN
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MONTBLANC REDEFINES THE MEANING OF SUCCESS WITH NEW GLOBAL BRAND CAMPAIGN

Accessories Montblanc’s new global brand campaign - What Moves You, Makes You - brings to life the Maison’s mission to inspire people to express their full potential on their own terms, and celebrates those who have found their own original path to rewriting the codes of success for the 21st century. Launching in late August 2020, the campaign highlights authentic stories supporting the idea that following your passion defines you as a person.     The campaign captures the inspiring journeys of award- winning screenwriter and lmmaker Spike Lee with a legacy that has impacted culture in undeniable ways, actor Taron Egerton with an incredible journey ahead of him, and actor and school founder Chen Kun who constantly nds new ways to give back to his community while pursuing his love for creativity.     “With this new campaign, we are engaging with a new global generation of leaders and professionals, inspiring them to achieve their full potential as they journey through a life led by passion. It expresses a new aspiration to live a life where the professional and personal don’t compete with each other, but enrich one another. While at different stages in their careers, the three creative catalysts we are spotlighting are living proof that following what moves you, ultimately leads you to a place of ful lment and success,” says Vincent Montalescot, Montblanc EVP Marketing. Montblanc’s new global brand campaign - What Moves You, Makes You - brings to life the Maison’s mission to inspire people to express their full potential on their own terms, and celebrates those who have found their own original path to rewriting the codes of success for the 21st century. Launching in late August 2020, the campaign highlights authentic stories supporting the idea that following your passion defines you as a person.     The campaign captures the inspiring journeys of award- winning screenwriter and lmmaker Spike Lee with a legacy that has impacted culture in undeniable ways, actor Taron Egerton with an incredible journey ahead of him, and actor and school founder Chen Kun who constantly nds new ways to give back to his community while pursuing his love for creativity.     “With this new campaign, we are engaging with a new global generation of leaders and professionals, inspiring them to achieve their full potential as they journey through a life led by passion. It expresses a new aspiration to live a life where the professional and personal don’t compete with each other, but enrich one another. While at different stages in their careers, the three creative catalysts we are spotlighting are living proof that following what moves you, ultimately leads you to a place of ful lment and success,” says Vincent Montalescot, Montblanc EVP Marketing.

In conversation with Sandra Mansour
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In conversation with Sandra Mansour

Fashion We had a delight speaking with Sandra Mansour about her new collaboration with H&M.     What is your collection in collaboration with H&M dedicated to?   Light and Hope! We used the sun and sunflower to bring these two components of nature to life. We wanted to create a collection that speaks true to the need for hope in these trying times.    How did the collaborative process begin?  ​ I received an email while I was on a weekend getaway celebrating my birthday. Next thing I knew, I was on a flight to Stockholm the week after that, and thus began this beautiful journey. It has been a remarkable experience working with the Fleur du Soleil team!  What inspired this collection?    In this specific collection, I referenced four female artists that serve as a constant inspiration to me. Toyen, Dorothea Tanning, Lena Leclercq and Bibi Zogbé. In every collection, I always gravitate towards painters and writers. They both serve as a guiding force for my imagination, and my creative process. Toyen and Dorothea Tanning, are excellent artists in their self-expression, and bringing to life the true meaning of surrealism. You can’t help but escape when you come across one of their paintings. Lena Leclercq, a poet that evokes in-depth emotion and expands your thought process with words, strong yet soft words. Finally, Bibi Zogbé, is a Lebanese painter, who painted flowers as an ode to her homeland. Her ability to express herself and her emotion through a single representation is so powerful, it summons emotions and thoughts you were never really aware you had.    Tell us what makes this collection especially unique in your point of view.   All the pieces that we made, and the fabrics we used make the Fleur du Soleil collection very poetic and true to the Sandra Mansour aesthetic. When collaborating we really wanted to bring both brand identities to life, the coolness of H&M and the ethereal feel of Sandra Mansour. We used soft and flowy fabrics, like point d’esprit , and ruffles, signature features found in many collections.  The campaign is also a very unique and true testimony to the House of Sandra Mansour. The fact that we were able to collaborate in this process as well gave both of us ability to express ourselves especially well, and the outcome is life.    Which are the key pieces of the collection?   I honestly love all the pieces, we really worked hard on creating a concise and fashion forward collection. We wanted a collection that translates easily from daywear to nightwear. I personally, love the caftan with the embossed sunflower print, the black wrap dress, and the point d’esprit tulle ruffled dress, which is a staple piece. All the accessories are easy to wear and add an extra flare to every outfit. Lastly, the t-shirt and hoody are my go to easy pieces.    What does a sunflower represent to you? Hope and light, this flower needs light to blossom, and so does all life on earth. It is a recurring flower, I used it in my first ready-to-wear Bridal collection. I think there is a very poetic, yet strong trait that can be found in the Sunflower. It is a flower that has the same cycle as the sun, it revolves its pattern around it, setting and rising at the same time.    What message are you sending to the women with this collection?   To persevere, and be agile. I think this year has taught us  how unexpected forces can come into play, and influence our lives in ways we never thought possible. For that, we need to be open to newness and change, and remember with change, no matter how difficult new opportunities prosper, and new visions come to life. Move forward with an open mind, and remember the light will always guide us.     all images by OUMAYMA BOUMESHOULI. We had a delight speaking with Sandra Mansour about her new collaboration with H&M.     What is your collection in collaboration with H&M dedicated to?   Light and Hope! We used the sun and sunflower to bring these two components of nature to life. We wanted to create a collection that speaks true to the need for hope in these trying times.    How did the collaborative process begin?  ​ I received an email while I was on a weekend getaway celebrating my birthday. Next thing I knew, I was on a flight to Stockholm the week after that, and thus began this beautiful journey. It has been a remarkable experience working with the Fleur du Soleil team!  What inspired this collection?    In this specific collection, I referenced four female artists that serve as a constant inspiration to me. Toyen, Dorothea Tanning, Lena Leclercq and Bibi Zogbé. In every collection, I always gravitate towards painters and writers. They both serve as a guiding force for my imagination, and my creative process. Toyen and Dorothea Tanning, are excellent artists in their self-expression, and bringing to life the true meaning of surrealism. You can’t help but escape when you come across one of their paintings. Lena Leclercq, a poet that evokes in-depth emotion and expands your thought process with words, strong yet soft words. Finally, Bibi Zogbé, is a Lebanese painter, who painted flowers as an ode to her homeland. Her ability to express herself and her emotion through a single representation is so powerful, it summons emotions and thoughts you were never really aware you had.    Tell us what makes this collection especially unique in your point of view.   All the pieces that we made, and the fabrics we used make the Fleur du Soleil collection very poetic and true to the Sandra Mansour aesthetic. When collaborating we really wanted to bring both brand identities to life, the coolness of H&M and the ethereal feel of Sandra Mansour. We used soft and flowy fabrics, like point d’esprit , and ruffles, signature features found in many collections.  The campaign is also a very unique and true testimony to the House of Sandra Mansour. The fact that we were able to collaborate in this process as well gave both of us ability to express ourselves especially well, and the outcome is life.    Which are the key pieces of the collection?   I honestly love all the pieces, we really worked hard on creating a concise and fashion forward collection. We wanted a collection that translates easily from daywear to nightwear. I personally, love the caftan with the embossed sunflower print, the black wrap dress, and the point d’esprit tulle ruffled dress, which is a staple piece. All the accessories are easy to wear and add an extra flare to every outfit. Lastly, the t-shirt and hoody are my go to easy pieces.    What does a sunflower represent to you? Hope and light, this flower needs light to blossom, and so does all life on earth. It is a recurring flower, I used it in my first ready-to-wear Bridal collection. I think there is a very poetic, yet strong trait that can be found in the Sunflower. It is a flower that has the same cycle as the sun, it revolves its pattern around it, setting and rising at the same time.    What message are you sending to the women with this collection?   To persevere, and be agile. I think this year has taught us  how unexpected forces can come into play, and influence our lives in ways we never thought possible. For that, we need to be open to newness and change, and remember with change, no matter how difficult new opportunities prosper, and new visions come to life. Move forward with an open mind, and remember the light will always guide us.     all images by OUMAYMA BOUMESHOULI.

Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2020
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Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2020

Men The title of the Fall-Winter 2020 collection, ‘Heaven on Earth’ is an image of the core values embodied by Virgil Abloh atLouis Vuitton: a dream world that transcends prejudice as an objective to inspire inclusivity and unity-in-diversity through his work. It is underpinned by the overarching philosophy of Black Imagination and the continual imbuement of Black representation within fashion, luxury and beyond. Shot in London, the campaign lends its platform to young creative talent from across the arts, featuring the likes of British actor Michael Ward and Ghanaian model Ottawa Kwami as part of its cast.     The collection studies the anthropology of the suit and the reprogramming of traditional dress codes. Virgil Abloh investigates the lifelong relationship formed by adolescent and young men with shirting and suiting in a material and gurative exercise in freedom, presented within the familiar constrictions of tailoring. The rm symbol of convention, trade and success, the tapered silhouette departs its corporate comfort zone. Twisted and turned, the dress codes of an old world are neutralised, re-appropriated and embraced for a progressive joie de vivre.   Black Imagination: The transformative process of rethinking and overturning the inherited and often unconscious expectations tied to Black identities through history, and creating an encouraging Black consciousness for the present and the future.     The utopian idea of ‘Heaven on Earth’ creates the framework for the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2020 Men’s campaign. Photographed by Tim Walker, the images widen the collection’s surrealist lens through the metaphorical language of clouds. Applying his ongoing premise of Boyhood – seeing the world through the unspoiled eyes of a child – Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh employs clouds as a symbol of freedom, unity and peace. Evading constraint, territory and possession, they are dreamlike bodies oating across a sky observed universally across borders and beliefs. The title of the Fall-Winter 2020 collection, ‘Heaven on Earth’ is an image of the core values embodied by Virgil Abloh atLouis Vuitton: a dream world that transcends prejudice as an objective to inspire inclusivity and unity-in-diversity through his work. It is underpinned by the overarching philosophy of Black Imagination and the continual imbuement of Black representation within fashion, luxury and beyond. Shot in London, the campaign lends its platform to young creative talent from across the arts, featuring the likes of British actor Michael Ward and Ghanaian model Ottawa Kwami as part of its cast.     The collection studies the anthropology of the suit and the reprogramming of traditional dress codes. Virgil Abloh investigates the lifelong relationship formed by adolescent and young men with shirting and suiting in a material and gurative exercise in freedom, presented within the familiar constrictions of tailoring. The rm symbol of convention, trade and success, the tapered silhouette departs its corporate comfort zone. Twisted and turned, the dress codes of an old world are neutralised, re-appropriated and embraced for a progressive joie de vivre.   Black Imagination: The transformative process of rethinking and overturning the inherited and often unconscious expectations tied to Black identities through history, and creating an encouraging Black consciousness for the present and the future.     The utopian idea of ‘Heaven on Earth’ creates the framework for the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2020 Men’s campaign. Photographed by Tim Walker, the images widen the collection’s surrealist lens through the metaphorical language of clouds. Applying his ongoing premise of Boyhood – seeing the world through the unspoiled eyes of a child – Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh employs clouds as a symbol of freedom, unity and peace. Evading constraint, territory and possession, they are dreamlike bodies oating across a sky observed universally across borders and beliefs.

Filling Pieces open their first permanent store in Amsterdam
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Filling Pieces open their first permanent store in Amsterdam

Fashion Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s 9 Streets, Filling Pieces’ first permanent retail store offers a carefully curated, tangible brand experience.     The vision of the brand’s Art Director, Daniele Misso, the store has been designed to function as a creative hub and pays homage to its predecessor: the beautiful and avant-garde bookstore, Mendo. The space is intended as an interactive environment to exchange ideas and experiences between people from different backgrounds and growing communities.     “We are showcasing more than just products, curating different art from our inner-circle friendship group of artists, using our retail space as a meeting place for our community.” - Guillaume Philibert, Founder & Creative Director, FP.   Filling Pieces has once again commissioned designer Johan Viladrich for custom fittings, having previously designed the Paris showroom installation for the brand’s AW20 collection. Beyond the latest collections and exclusive product offerings, artistic collaborations merge here with product display, to create a new experience in retail. Periodically, the store will feature the work of international artists of various disciplines, providing a platform to express their interpretations and vision of society outside of conventional institutions such as art galleries and museums. For the opening, a digital reproduction of Alexandros of Antioch’s sculpture Venus de Milo is displayed. Through photogrammetry (a process mainly used for 3D scanning), Swedish artist, Mikaela Steby Stenfalk uses the 62,000+ images found under the hashtag #venusdemiloto merge together, forming a new digital original. Mikaela reflects upon reproduction and archival processes in the age of the internet, as well as our growing relationship to digital landscapes and ties to public life. The brand plans to open a larger flagship store and brand experience closer to the end of 2020, with hopes to expand to other international key cities in the next years to come.     Visit the store at the Berenstraat 11,1016GG in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Officially opened from: 17th August. Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s 9 Streets, Filling Pieces’ first permanent retail store offers a carefully curated, tangible brand experience.     The vision of the brand’s Art Director, Daniele Misso, the store has been designed to function as a creative hub and pays homage to its predecessor: the beautiful and avant-garde bookstore, Mendo. The space is intended as an interactive environment to exchange ideas and experiences between people from different backgrounds and growing communities.     “We are showcasing more than just products, curating different art from our inner-circle friendship group of artists, using our retail space as a meeting place for our community.” - Guillaume Philibert, Founder & Creative Director, FP.   Filling Pieces has once again commissioned designer Johan Viladrich for custom fittings, having previously designed the Paris showroom installation for the brand’s AW20 collection. Beyond the latest collections and exclusive product offerings, artistic collaborations merge here with product display, to create a new experience in retail. Periodically, the store will feature the work of international artists of various disciplines, providing a platform to express their interpretations and vision of society outside of conventional institutions such as art galleries and museums. For the opening, a digital reproduction of Alexandros of Antioch’s sculpture Venus de Milo is displayed. Through photogrammetry (a process mainly used for 3D scanning), Swedish artist, Mikaela Steby Stenfalk uses the 62,000+ images found under the hashtag #venusdemiloto merge together, forming a new digital original. Mikaela reflects upon reproduction and archival processes in the age of the internet, as well as our growing relationship to digital landscapes and ties to public life. The brand plans to open a larger flagship store and brand experience closer to the end of 2020, with hopes to expand to other international key cities in the next years to come.     Visit the store at the Berenstraat 11,1016GG in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Officially opened from: 17th August.

SALLE PRIVÉE launches SALLE PRIVÉE LOGO
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SALLE PRIVÉE launches SALLE PRIVÉE LOGO

Fashion The Dutch House of Design SALLE PRIVÉE, founded in 2016, presents its first collection of items with logo, in a very limited edition.     Normally, the label isn't a big fan of clothes that scream while you're wearing it; all items have only subtle references or no logo at all on the outside. But for this small capsule collection, the brand created a few items, for the fans who asked for them. The capsule collection consists of a grey sweater and two off-white t-shirts with a logo on the chest and can be worn by both men and women. All items are made from the finest cotton.     “We will never be the brand that is all about“ logo ”, but we are happy to have customers who want to proudly show they are wearing us! “Anna Hegeman - CEO, SALLE PRIVATE     SALLE PRIVÉE is known for its luxurious and permanent collection of lifestyle products designed for men, but the collection can also be worn by women. SALLE PRIVÉE always emphasizes elegance and craftsmanship in its designs, be it perfume or accessories.     The limited collection is exclusively available at salle-privee.com and at the new shop at 48 Cornelis Schuytstraat in Amsterdam. The Dutch House of Design SALLE PRIVÉE, founded in 2016, presents its first collection of items with logo, in a very limited edition.     Normally, the label isn't a big fan of clothes that scream while you're wearing it; all items have only subtle references or no logo at all on the outside. But for this small capsule collection, the brand created a few items, for the fans who asked for them. The capsule collection consists of a grey sweater and two off-white t-shirts with a logo on the chest and can be worn by both men and women. All items are made from the finest cotton.     “We will never be the brand that is all about“ logo ”, but we are happy to have customers who want to proudly show they are wearing us! “Anna Hegeman - CEO, SALLE PRIVATE     SALLE PRIVÉE is known for its luxurious and permanent collection of lifestyle products designed for men, but the collection can also be worn by women. SALLE PRIVÉE always emphasizes elegance and craftsmanship in its designs, be it perfume or accessories.     The limited collection is exclusively available at salle-privee.com and at the new shop at 48 Cornelis Schuytstraat in Amsterdam.

THE DUCHESS, Amsterdam
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THE DUCHESS, Amsterdam

Food Inspired by the elegant Belle Époque and the refined flavours of the Nouveau-Niçoise cuisine, THE DUCHESS opened in June 2015 in Amsterdam’s historical KAS Bank building and was awarded a Michelin star as of 2018. Exquisite products are the star du spectacle in a fresh and elegant cuisine and cocktail menu. From breakfast until dinner. Co-founders of THE DUCHESS Yossi Eliyahoo and Liran Wizman of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP along with CEO Stephanie Pearson and Executive Chef Hari Shetty continually aim to set the new standard for modern hospitality.     “The race for quality has no finish line and THE DUCHESS is always aiming to raise the bar.” –Yossi Eliyahoo, founder of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP         THE DUCHESS cuisine:   THE DUCHESS dinner menu is inspired by the light and refined flavours from Southern France and Italy, also known as Nouveau-Niçoise Cuisine. Exquisite produce become praised dishes such as Dover Sole Meuniere, Beef Wellington and THE DUCHESS Seafood Pasta. All dishes are carefully prepared in the state of the art and custom-made Molteni kitchen. The kitchen is a sight by itself and boasts the highly exclusive chef’s table right in the middle of the kitchen, THE DUCHESS Table. In 2017 THE DUCHESS received her crown jewel, a star in the Michelin Guide 2018.     THE DUCHESS menu:   In addition to the elegant dinnertime, THE DUCHESS welcomes her guest during the day with the same graceful poise. Breakfast at THE DUCHESS includes morning classics such as Pain au Chocolat and poached eggs, which are prepared with the most beautiful of ingredients. As one could expect of nobility, the Afternoon Tea earned a prominent role at THE DUCHESS; a charming Alice in Wonderland experience dressed in an abundance of sweets. The extravagant display of cake tiers in the Tea Room offers a spread of niche pastries. They are joined by savoury delicacies and scones served with signature marmalades and homemade macaroons. Accompanied by one of the many exclusive tea-blends, or true to the royal nature of THE DUCHESS, with a glass of champagne.     THE DUCHESS beverages:   All beverages at THE DUCHESS are seamlessly integrated into the dining experience, starting with a savvy selection of punches and some highly creative adaptations of ‘French and Savoy Apéritif’. The cocktail offer includes a unique selection of refined and often-overlooked beverages from the heyday of the last cocktail era, the 1920s and 1930s, and a tailor-made wine list, complementing THE DUCHESS cuisine with the most exclusive wines and champagnes from around the globe. The bar was awarded Best Luxury Restaurant Bar of Europe' at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017, ‘Best Hotel Bar’ in Esquire’s Best Cocktail Bar Contest 2015 and 'Best Cocktail Bar' in the Entree Awards 2015.     THE DUCHESS interior:   THE DUCHESS imperial setting is designed by BARANOWITZ + KRONENBERG. The overwhelming central hall features stained-glass ceiling. Black marble details, beautiful hand- crafted floor-tiles and the intricate wooden doorframes balance the sophistication of a distant royal past with the comfort and intrigue of our time. At THE DUCHESS the past and present do more than co-exist; they enrich one another.   "The restaurant is known for their shared dining experience, and the experience in my eyes is incredible. Their signature dishes truly stand out with a a great wine parring, a great suggestion for a date, a dinner with friends or a business lunch or dinner. Located in the very centre of Amsterdam. We highly reccomend it." - Timotej Letonja   THE DUCHESS | Spuistraat 172 | 1012 VT Amsterdam | the-duchess.com  info@the-duchess.com | +31 (0) 20 8113322       AWARDS LUX Magazine 2018: Restaurant Group of the Year: THE ENTOURAGE GROUP LUX Magazine 2018: Best Gourmet European Restaurant: THE DUCHESS Entree Hospitality & Style Award 2017: Hospitality entrepreneur of the year 2017: Liran Wizman, The Entourage Group Entree Hospitality & Style Award 2015: Hospitality entrepreneur of the year 2015: Yossi Eliyahoo, The Entourage Group World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017: Best Luxury Restaurant Bar of Europe: THE DUCHESS Entree Hospitality and Style Award 2015: Best Cocktail bar: THE DUCHESS Esquire’s best cocktail bar contest 2015: Best Hotelbar: THE DUCHESS     SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: THEDUCHESSAmsterdam Instagram: @THEDUCHESS_official Hashtags: #THEDUCHESSAmsterdam #THEENTOURAGEGROUP Inspired by the elegant Belle Époque and the refined flavours of the Nouveau-Niçoise cuisine, THE DUCHESS opened in June 2015 in Amsterdam’s historical KAS Bank building and was awarded a Michelin star as of 2018. Exquisite products are the star du spectacle in a fresh and elegant cuisine and cocktail menu. From breakfast until dinner. Co-founders of THE DUCHESS Yossi Eliyahoo and Liran Wizman of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP along with CEO Stephanie Pearson and Executive Chef Hari Shetty continually aim to set the new standard for modern hospitality.     “The race for quality has no finish line and THE DUCHESS is always aiming to raise the bar.” –Yossi Eliyahoo, founder of THE ENTOURAGE GROUP         THE DUCHESS cuisine:   THE DUCHESS dinner menu is inspired by the light and refined flavours from Southern France and Italy, also known as Nouveau-Niçoise Cuisine. Exquisite produce become praised dishes such as Dover Sole Meuniere, Beef Wellington and THE DUCHESS Seafood Pasta. All dishes are carefully prepared in the state of the art and custom-made Molteni kitchen. The kitchen is a sight by itself and boasts the highly exclusive chef’s table right in the middle of the kitchen, THE DUCHESS Table. In 2017 THE DUCHESS received her crown jewel, a star in the Michelin Guide 2018.     THE DUCHESS menu:   In addition to the elegant dinnertime, THE DUCHESS welcomes her guest during the day with the same graceful poise. Breakfast at THE DUCHESS includes morning classics such as Pain au Chocolat and poached eggs, which are prepared with the most beautiful of ingredients. As one could expect of nobility, the Afternoon Tea earned a prominent role at THE DUCHESS; a charming Alice in Wonderland experience dressed in an abundance of sweets. The extravagant display of cake tiers in the Tea Room offers a spread of niche pastries. They are joined by savoury delicacies and scones served with signature marmalades and homemade macaroons. Accompanied by one of the many exclusive tea-blends, or true to the royal nature of THE DUCHESS, with a glass of champagne.     THE DUCHESS beverages:   All beverages at THE DUCHESS are seamlessly integrated into the dining experience, starting with a savvy selection of punches and some highly creative adaptations of ‘French and Savoy Apéritif’. The cocktail offer includes a unique selection of refined and often-overlooked beverages from the heyday of the last cocktail era, the 1920s and 1930s, and a tailor-made wine list, complementing THE DUCHESS cuisine with the most exclusive wines and champagnes from around the globe. The bar was awarded Best Luxury Restaurant Bar of Europe' at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017, ‘Best Hotel Bar’ in Esquire’s Best Cocktail Bar Contest 2015 and 'Best Cocktail Bar' in the Entree Awards 2015.     THE DUCHESS interior:   THE DUCHESS imperial setting is designed by BARANOWITZ + KRONENBERG. The overwhelming central hall features stained-glass ceiling. Black marble details, beautiful hand- crafted floor-tiles and the intricate wooden doorframes balance the sophistication of a distant royal past with the comfort and intrigue of our time. At THE DUCHESS the past and present do more than co-exist; they enrich one another.   "The restaurant is known for their shared dining experience, and the experience in my eyes is incredible. Their signature dishes truly stand out with a a great wine parring, a great suggestion for a date, a dinner with friends or a business lunch or dinner. Located in the very centre of Amsterdam. We highly reccomend it." - Timotej Letonja   THE DUCHESS | Spuistraat 172 | 1012 VT Amsterdam | the-duchess.com  info@the-duchess.com | +31 (0) 20 8113322       AWARDS LUX Magazine 2018: Restaurant Group of the Year: THE ENTOURAGE GROUP LUX Magazine 2018: Best Gourmet European Restaurant: THE DUCHESS Entree Hospitality & Style Award 2017: Hospitality entrepreneur of the year 2017: Liran Wizman, The Entourage Group Entree Hospitality & Style Award 2015: Hospitality entrepreneur of the year 2015: Yossi Eliyahoo, The Entourage Group World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017: Best Luxury Restaurant Bar of Europe: THE DUCHESS Entree Hospitality and Style Award 2015: Best Cocktail bar: THE DUCHESS Esquire’s best cocktail bar contest 2015: Best Hotelbar: THE DUCHESS     SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: THEDUCHESSAmsterdam Instagram: @THEDUCHESS_official Hashtags: #THEDUCHESSAmsterdam #THEENTOURAGEGROUP

Soho Roc House Mykonos
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Soho Roc House Mykonos

Travel Soho Roc House on the Greek island of Mykonos has 45 bedrooms, a poolside veranda, a bar, a restaurant and lounge areas, and is a short walk away from Scorpios on Paraga beach.   Last summer, Scorpios and the adjacent hotel joined the Soho House & Co family. The hotel at San Giorgio has been redesigned by the Soho House team to create a new club with bedrooms that will be open to Soho House members.     The design of Soho Roc House takes inspiration from Scorpios and laid-back beach life in Mykonos, with polished plaster floors and warm-tone plaster wall finishes, a built-in plaster reception desk in a neutral shade, and timber fittings and shelving. Furniture is built in or made of natural materials, with linen fabrics, natural jute rugs, bespoke ceramic lamps and woven wall tapestries. There are also plants and greenery throughout, giving an outdoor feel.     Bedrooms range from Tiny to Extra Large, with gardens and views of the Aegean Sea. Each one features handpicked furniture, locally made textiles and muted colour palettes to create a feeling of serenity, with all of the same touches as the Houses around the world, including mini bars and Roberts radios in every bedroom. All the bathrooms have Cowshed products and rainforest showers.     The indoor reception space flows through to an outdoor courtyard, where the existing stone chapel has been retained, with lounge seating, rattan dining chairs and wooden tables situated alongside olive trees inside the original stone walls.     A rustic open-plan restaurant serves organic, home-style Mediterranean food, with a light sand- coloured floor, plaster open kitchen, timber shelving, dry-stone walls and lounge furniture to relax on. There are also layered grasses and reeds planted around the dining space.     At the main gathering place, the Pool Bar, the landscape has been designed organically, with plants interspersed naturally within the stone paving, long grasses and a seamless plaster floor that goes from the surrounding area right through the pool. There are sunbeds, loungers with natural tone fabrics, and a bar serving cocktails and smoothies throughout the day.     The lounge area has Moroccan-style floor cushions, low seating, cushions and textiles in natural fabrics, and hanging lanterns, with views out over the Aegean Sea. There’s an outdoor gym, a massage hut and a monthly series of classes, mind and body workshops, therapies and rituals.     Soho Roc House has opened with all the appropriate health and safety measures in line with government regulations, to ensure the safety and well-being of both guests and the team. There are social-distancing measures in place, with reduced capacities, increased spacing and signage in the eating and drinking areas, as well as constant cleaning and disinfecting throughout the House. Please get in touch for more information.     A short walk away is Scorpios, set on its own sheltered cove on the southern tip of Mykonos. Perfectly placed for sunset, Scorpios is much more than a beach bar and destination restaurant. It is an inclusive gathering place for a like-minded community of musicians, artists, performers, and bodywork practitioners with a creative programme that transcends genres, borders, and stereotypes. A     Scorpios and Soho Roc House share the same relaxed, home from home feel as all of the Houses around the world; built around a love of food, design, art and music. Scorpios has already had five successful seasons on the island, with consistent sell out summers.     The acquisition of Scorpios marks the first step in Soho House’s plans to build on the existing global network of Houses and its membership community, by creating a new pillar of the business centred around “experiences outside of the Houses”. Soho House and Scorpios are looking at other beach- front sites around the world to bring similar immersive, barefoot spaces that offer a way of living focused on community, connection and creativity to Soho House members and like-minded friends.   Soho Roc House on the Greek island of Mykonos has 45 bedrooms, a poolside veranda, a bar, a restaurant and lounge areas, and is a short walk away from Scorpios on Paraga beach.   Last summer, Scorpios and the adjacent hotel joined the Soho House & Co family. The hotel at San Giorgio has been redesigned by the Soho House team to create a new club with bedrooms that will be open to Soho House members.     The design of Soho Roc House takes inspiration from Scorpios and laid-back beach life in Mykonos, with polished plaster floors and warm-tone plaster wall finishes, a built-in plaster reception desk in a neutral shade, and timber fittings and shelving. Furniture is built in or made of natural materials, with linen fabrics, natural jute rugs, bespoke ceramic lamps and woven wall tapestries. There are also plants and greenery throughout, giving an outdoor feel.     Bedrooms range from Tiny to Extra Large, with gardens and views of the Aegean Sea. Each one features handpicked furniture, locally made textiles and muted colour palettes to create a feeling of serenity, with all of the same touches as the Houses around the world, including mini bars and Roberts radios in every bedroom. All the bathrooms have Cowshed products and rainforest showers.     The indoor reception space flows through to an outdoor courtyard, where the existing stone chapel has been retained, with lounge seating, rattan dining chairs and wooden tables situated alongside olive trees inside the original stone walls.     A rustic open-plan restaurant serves organic, home-style Mediterranean food, with a light sand- coloured floor, plaster open kitchen, timber shelving, dry-stone walls and lounge furniture to relax on. There are also layered grasses and reeds planted around the dining space.     At the main gathering place, the Pool Bar, the landscape has been designed organically, with plants interspersed naturally within the stone paving, long grasses and a seamless plaster floor that goes from the surrounding area right through the pool. There are sunbeds, loungers with natural tone fabrics, and a bar serving cocktails and smoothies throughout the day.     The lounge area has Moroccan-style floor cushions, low seating, cushions and textiles in natural fabrics, and hanging lanterns, with views out over the Aegean Sea. There’s an outdoor gym, a massage hut and a monthly series of classes, mind and body workshops, therapies and rituals.     Soho Roc House has opened with all the appropriate health and safety measures in line with government regulations, to ensure the safety and well-being of both guests and the team. There are social-distancing measures in place, with reduced capacities, increased spacing and signage in the eating and drinking areas, as well as constant cleaning and disinfecting throughout the House. Please get in touch for more information.     A short walk away is Scorpios, set on its own sheltered cove on the southern tip of Mykonos. Perfectly placed for sunset, Scorpios is much more than a beach bar and destination restaurant. It is an inclusive gathering place for a like-minded community of musicians, artists, performers, and bodywork practitioners with a creative programme that transcends genres, borders, and stereotypes. A     Scorpios and Soho Roc House share the same relaxed, home from home feel as all of the Houses around the world; built around a love of food, design, art and music. Scorpios has already had five successful seasons on the island, with consistent sell out summers.     The acquisition of Scorpios marks the first step in Soho House’s plans to build on the existing global network of Houses and its membership community, by creating a new pillar of the business centred around “experiences outside of the Houses”. Soho House and Scorpios are looking at other beach- front sites around the world to bring similar immersive, barefoot spaces that offer a way of living focused on community, connection and creativity to Soho House members and like-minded friends.  

In conversation with Yoon Ambush
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In conversation with Yoon Ambush

Accessories A Roman luxury brand, a young and talented Tokyo-based designer and the most famous snake in the world. Bvlgari and Yoon, the brilliant woman at the forefront of a new wave of female designers, introduce “Serpenti Through the Eyes of Ambush”, a limited-edition handbags and accessories collection born out of the exciting special collaboration.   Writing another inspired chapter of the “Serpenti Through the Eyes Of” series, which kicked off in 2017, the Ambush x Bvlgari collection presents an unprecedented interpretation of the timeless Serpenti Forever bag, the Roman Maison’s unquestionable icon of glamour.   Grown up with pop culture, which moulded her open mind and diverse creativity, Yoon is famed for her real-life inspired creations with high-end touch. Today she challenges herself with a new venture: “For this capsule collection I wanted to express the bold and contemporary character of Serpenti. Snakes are wondrous and fascinating creatures of nature but with Bvlgari they also became a symbol of glamour in constant evolution. Natural beauty meets human creation, all guided by a contemporary aesthetic.”     We had a delight speaking to Yoon about the collaboration.     When did you first have interest for fashion? How did your career in fashion start and what were the beginning like?   I came into Fashion by accident by being a club kid. It was intended when I started, but each road and each open door led me to where I am today. Not having an education and training in Fashion was not easy initially, but like any other job, you learn the most on the job, not at a school memorizing, so I did have my share of hard work and persistence to get to where I am today.       Tell us more about your new exciting collaboration with Bvlgari for a special Serpenti bag capsule collection. / 5. How did the collaboration with Bvlgari start and what is the inspiration behind the coming collection?   I received a Bulgari Avrora Award in 2018. The Awards celebrates women and Bulgari wanted to do a collab with a women designer on their new project so they reached out to me. While I was researching about Serpenti and snakes, I came across these fantastic images of Tree Python of Southeast Asia. I couldn't believe that there were such beauties in the wild. The colors came from Tree Pythons as well.  At glance, you would think it’s artificial, but it’s fascinating to know that these vivid tones exist in the wild. I wanted to be inspired by the beauty of nature.     What are the new elements of the coming collection, and key details you are working on to make it unique?    It was essential to express the beauty of snakes and capture it in a more approachable and lively way so I made the Serpenti head wrapped in same leather to make it more adorable.  Also padded the bag to give more fluid and plush vibe     How are you putting your stamp in the collection, with what notes of your creativity and DNA?   I brought the playful side of me to align into celebrating the beauty of Serpenti motif. Snakes are beautiful, mysterious, and magical. Bulgari gave me lots of freedom to have fun. While I kept the code for the house, I also waned to see how much I could push to bring something new that Bulgari has not seen before to be table as well.     When will the collection be released?   In the beginning of September.      Are you working on any more exciting collaboration with Bvlgari?   Would love to work on jewelry with in the future!  A Roman luxury brand, a young and talented Tokyo-based designer and the most famous snake in the world. Bvlgari and Yoon, the brilliant woman at the forefront of a new wave of female designers, introduce “Serpenti Through the Eyes of Ambush”, a limited-edition handbags and accessories collection born out of the exciting special collaboration.   Writing another inspired chapter of the “Serpenti Through the Eyes Of” series, which kicked off in 2017, the Ambush x Bvlgari collection presents an unprecedented interpretation of the timeless Serpenti Forever bag, the Roman Maison’s unquestionable icon of glamour.   Grown up with pop culture, which moulded her open mind and diverse creativity, Yoon is famed for her real-life inspired creations with high-end touch. Today she challenges herself with a new venture: “For this capsule collection I wanted to express the bold and contemporary character of Serpenti. Snakes are wondrous and fascinating creatures of nature but with Bvlgari they also became a symbol of glamour in constant evolution. Natural beauty meets human creation, all guided by a contemporary aesthetic.”     We had a delight speaking to Yoon about the collaboration.     When did you first have interest for fashion? How did your career in fashion start and what were the beginning like?   I came into Fashion by accident by being a club kid. It was intended when I started, but each road and each open door led me to where I am today. Not having an education and training in Fashion was not easy initially, but like any other job, you learn the most on the job, not at a school memorizing, so I did have my share of hard work and persistence to get to where I am today.       Tell us more about your new exciting collaboration with Bvlgari for a special Serpenti bag capsule collection. / 5. How did the collaboration with Bvlgari start and what is the inspiration behind the coming collection?   I received a Bulgari Avrora Award in 2018. The Awards celebrates women and Bulgari wanted to do a collab with a women designer on their new project so they reached out to me. While I was researching about Serpenti and snakes, I came across these fantastic images of Tree Python of Southeast Asia. I couldn't believe that there were such beauties in the wild. The colors came from Tree Pythons as well.  At glance, you would think it’s artificial, but it’s fascinating to know that these vivid tones exist in the wild. I wanted to be inspired by the beauty of nature.     What are the new elements of the coming collection, and key details you are working on to make it unique?    It was essential to express the beauty of snakes and capture it in a more approachable and lively way so I made the Serpenti head wrapped in same leather to make it more adorable.  Also padded the bag to give more fluid and plush vibe     How are you putting your stamp in the collection, with what notes of your creativity and DNA?   I brought the playful side of me to align into celebrating the beauty of Serpenti motif. Snakes are beautiful, mysterious, and magical. Bulgari gave me lots of freedom to have fun. While I kept the code for the house, I also waned to see how much I could push to bring something new that Bulgari has not seen before to be table as well.     When will the collection be released?   In the beginning of September.      Are you working on any more exciting collaboration with Bvlgari?   Would love to work on jewelry with in the future! 

Chopard’s creative genius pays tribute to Nature
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Chopard’s creative genius pays tribute to Nature

Jewelry Official partner to the Cannes International Film Festival since 1998, Chopard annually unveils an Haute Joaillerie collection named Red Carpet. A great lover of Nature, Caroline Scheufele has chosen this subject as the main theme for the 2020 Red Carpet Collection. The first creations provide a foretaste of the 73 models that will compose this precious “jewellery casket” inspired by natural enchantment.        The Red Carpet Collection: an annually reiterated feat: Since the 60th anniversary of the Cannes International Film Festival, Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie workshops have annually achieved the feat of composing a collection that includes as many creations as the year of the Festival's existence. An ambitious challenge proposed by Caroline Scheufele – Co-President and Artistic Director of the Maison – to her Artisans, who represent the combined know-how of more than 30 different crafts. Today, the Chopard ateliers, located in Geneva, are the largest Haute Joaillerie workshops in Switzerland: sculptor-jewellers, lapidaries, gem-setters and polishers. From simple lines to generous volumes, from working on gold to precious stones, these talented craftsmen push back the limits of the possible and, by combining their talents, give life to the jewels in this prestigious collection. Living up to its Red Carpet name, it is destined to sparkle on the Palais des Festivals steps as it adorns the most beautiful actresses during the official presentation of their films.     Celebrating an entrancing natural environment: This year, Caroline Scheufele will unveil a range of 73 treasures. The creative soul of Chopard and initiator of its Journey to Sustainable Luxury, she has decided to celebrate the environment, along with its flora and fauna, by choosing 'Nature' as the main theme of this 13th collection.     Chopard is thus exclusively revealing the first creations stemming from the brilliant talent deployed in its workshops: an “Owl” jewellery watch featuring two dials surrounded by multicoloured sapphires forming the eyes of the nocturnal creature; a pair of “Orchids” earrings featuring incredibly natural-looking sapphire petals and tsavorite buds; “Gingko” earrings and ring composed of pear-shaped emeralds, tsavorites and yellow sapphires in shades evoking the foliage of this majestic tree; as well as a series of “Polar bear” and “Seal” diamond rings. And a “Swan” ring in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold set with a 9.1-carat white opal cabochon (Mexico), as well as with ceramic and with brilliant-cut diamonds and sapphires.     Point of sale : Chopard Boutique - P.C. Hooftstraat 53, Amsterdam  Official partner to the Cannes International Film Festival since 1998, Chopard annually unveils an Haute Joaillerie collection named Red Carpet. A great lover of Nature, Caroline Scheufele has chosen this subject as the main theme for the 2020 Red Carpet Collection. The first creations provide a foretaste of the 73 models that will compose this precious “jewellery casket” inspired by natural enchantment.        The Red Carpet Collection: an annually reiterated feat: Since the 60th anniversary of the Cannes International Film Festival, Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie workshops have annually achieved the feat of composing a collection that includes as many creations as the year of the Festival's existence. An ambitious challenge proposed by Caroline Scheufele – Co-President and Artistic Director of the Maison – to her Artisans, who represent the combined know-how of more than 30 different crafts. Today, the Chopard ateliers, located in Geneva, are the largest Haute Joaillerie workshops in Switzerland: sculptor-jewellers, lapidaries, gem-setters and polishers. From simple lines to generous volumes, from working on gold to precious stones, these talented craftsmen push back the limits of the possible and, by combining their talents, give life to the jewels in this prestigious collection. Living up to its Red Carpet name, it is destined to sparkle on the Palais des Festivals steps as it adorns the most beautiful actresses during the official presentation of their films.     Celebrating an entrancing natural environment: This year, Caroline Scheufele will unveil a range of 73 treasures. The creative soul of Chopard and initiator of its Journey to Sustainable Luxury, she has decided to celebrate the environment, along with its flora and fauna, by choosing 'Nature' as the main theme of this 13th collection.     Chopard is thus exclusively revealing the first creations stemming from the brilliant talent deployed in its workshops: an “Owl” jewellery watch featuring two dials surrounded by multicoloured sapphires forming the eyes of the nocturnal creature; a pair of “Orchids” earrings featuring incredibly natural-looking sapphire petals and tsavorite buds; “Gingko” earrings and ring composed of pear-shaped emeralds, tsavorites and yellow sapphires in shades evoking the foliage of this majestic tree; as well as a series of “Polar bear” and “Seal” diamond rings. And a “Swan” ring in Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white gold set with a 9.1-carat white opal cabochon (Mexico), as well as with ceramic and with brilliant-cut diamonds and sapphires.     Point of sale : Chopard Boutique - P.C. Hooftstraat 53, Amsterdam 

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