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W Barcelona
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W Barcelona

Travel W BARCELONA BEYOND THE LIMITS OF THE LUXURY SCENE FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE     Flagship of W Hotels and part of Marriott International group (NASDAQ: MAR), W Barcelona keeps redefining the luxury concept and breaking boundaries of the hospitality industry with an original leisure offer for unique and bold experiences, from day to night, throughout the year. And this year, W Barcelona goes one step further, inviting locals and international travelers alike to break out and immerse in a world of exclusive experiences that will take them out of their routine of the new normality.     Since its opening in 2009, W Barcelona has been established as one of the references of the Condal City, from forming an essential part of its skyline to redefining the luxury and leisure industry by pushing the limits of conventional hospitality concept & fueling lust for life through offering innovative experiences and catering to the endless appetite of local and international trend setters and jet-setters.     Designed by the world-renowned Barcelonese architect, Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona is considered an icon of the avant-garde design. Located right at the beachfront of Barceloneta beach and offering the most spectacular views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea, the hotel provides the ideal scenario for unforgettable stays and out-of-the-ordinary experiences.   However, location and design are not the only elements that turn W Barcelona into an extraordinary place. In fact, the hotel marks the difference with its Whatever/Whenever® philosophy –that means, whatever the guest wants, whenever he wants it– or with its famous W Insiders who, always up to date with the latest fashion, music and design trends, are those who connect each guest with the coolest experiences both inside and outside the hotel. And so it is because, as part of the W Escapes portfolio of W Hotels, at W Barcelona the possibilities are limitless and set the stage for guests to own the moment, go further and never get bored.   Designed as an authentic urban resort, the hotel features two expanding terraces. On one hand, there is WET DECK®, a terrace connected to W Lounge that is the perfect spot to steal the scene by the pool during sunny days. On the other hand, SUN Deck that is located in a more private area of the hotel and features an infinity swimming pool, is ideal place to soak in relaxing summer days by the Mediterranean Sea. Additionally, W Barcelona is the only hotel in the city with direct access to the beach and an exclusive sunbeds area next to its own Salt Beach Club.   Talking about Barcelona is synonym of gastronomy and at W Barcelona either clients or locals have the opportunity to choose amongst various options to tantalize their taste buds: FIRE, one of the city’s most sizzling insider spots, where skilled chefs play age-old techniques to reinvent modern flavors with an anything-goes vibe, an inspired marriage of farm and flames where the primal element of fire is central; LA BARRA by Chef Carles Abellán, a Michelin Star awarded Chef well known for its Mediterranean seafood cuisine prepared on a charcoal grill and served around a design curved bar; or SALT Restaurant & Beach Club that, opened during the summer season, is the best option to enjoy any of its local tapas & refreshing cocktails and spend summer afternoons with the feet dipped in the sand.   For those that want to keep it fun and welcome the night 26th floors above the Mediterranean, ECLIPSE is the perfect spot. This cocktail and sky bar, with panoramic views over the sea and the city, is ideal to enjoy any of the signature cocktails created by the expert mixologists of W Barcelona, taste any of its original DIM SUMs, merging authentic flavours with local ingredients, or take on the night while dancing to the rhythm of electrifying beats by its resident DJs.   Design is an important part of the hotel’s DNA and is reflected in each one of the 473 rooms and 67 suites –including the Premium Suites EXTREME WOW and WOW– that have been recently renovated in collaboration with the well-known and recognized London-based design studio, Bowler James Brindley.   For said renovation, the study has taken artistic and cultural influences of Barcelona as a reference in the use of different decorative elements. Such is the case of the EXTREME WOW Suite that, decorated with metallic and dark blue color palette and an integrated DJ booth, takes inspiration from the vibrant night and musical scene of the city.   And because Barcelona is one of the most important cities in the electronic music scene, W Barcelona celebrates every summer its now legendary Sunday parties called WET DECK® SUMMER SERIES. Those House and electronic music happenings by the pool and the beach, featuring some of the most relevant DJ’s worldwide -such as GREEN VELVET, DUKE DUMONT, PURPLE DISCO MACHINE, MK, KERRI CHANDLER and MAMBO BROTHERS, among others-, is the place to be for local and international trend setters and jet setters who want to end up the week with style while dancing to the best rhythms of the moment.   In addition, the hotel has a professional recording studio, the first W Sound Suite in Europe. This recording studio is managed by PIEM –the Music Curator of the hotel– and besides being an essential element of W Records, the record label recently launched by W Hotels, is also available either for producing and recording by emerging or established artists or hotel guests passionate about music.   While there are countless opportunities to live it up to music beats, with a cocktail in hand, under the motto RETOX. DETOX. REPEAT, the hotel invites guests and local public to take care of themselves through their FUEL program.   This program includes different workout proposals, such as Urban Gorillas, the urban boot camp with high intensity interval training exercises; Pilates SUP & Beach lessons, an innovative sport discipline that combines Pilates and Yoga techniques on a Stand-Up Paddle boards on the water by the instructor Ely Merino. Likewise, for those who prefer training individually, the hotel has FIT®, a completely equipped gym, open 24/7, that also counts with a personal trainer service.   All those training routines can be completed at SPA by W Barcelona, partnered with Comfort Zone this season, whose menu includes a wide variety of treatments to recover the energy after intense workout sessions, or at GETAWAY, an additional spa area ideal to detox your body at the sauna or the steam bath, relax yourself in the Jacuzzi or just swim against the current, while enjoying the views over the Mediterranean and the city.   However, W Barcelona is not only an urban resort with a unique and privileged location, but it is an active part of the city opening its doors to the local public and supporting different projects and initiatives.   Specifically, the hotel has collaborated with the Madrid brand Muroexe -that created a limited edition sneaker’s collection featuring a design inspired in the location of the hotel created by the recognized artist and muralist Ricardo Cavolo-. The hotel has also created programs such as W Suite Talks, conversing about Design & Fashion or W Sound Suite Talks, focused on Music, aimed as platforms to generate visibility for local artists and bring them closer to the local audience.   Besides, W Barcelona is also committed with other causes such as the fight against AIDS or the support to the LGTBI+ community through the program Queer Me Out that, two summers ago was part of PRIDE BCN official programming and brought together some of the most relevant opinion leaders to discuss about the role of media in the visibility LGTBI+ collective.   For all these reasons, W Barcelona has not only became an essential part of the Barcelona skyline, but also a hot spot of the city thanks to its eclectic and vibrant ambiance, created through an innovative entertainment offer that attracts local, national and international trend setters and jet setters looking forward to living it up, from day to night, throughout the year.   Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona is the ideal setting for an unforgettable stay.    "The hotel is based on the most spectacular location on the beach. Truly could not be on a better seaside location, with all the best shops around the hotel, with plenty of sight-seeing opportunities like the Picasso Museum, Gaudi's amazing arhitecture and some incredible restaurants as well in the area around the hotel. W Barcelona not only offers the best views, stylish design but also great fine dining at their restaurant FIRE, two beautiful outdoor pools with mesmerizing panoramic views but also the sexiest, stylish and modern rooms. Not to forget the SPA and the entry lobby which already takes your breath away when entering the hotel that also is truly memorable from the exterior design and of course its location which is noticable from the plane when landing in Barcelona already.  All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay there again on my next trip to Barcelona." - Timotej Letonja   "EXCITING, MEMORABLE, SEXY, STYLISH, MODERN, FUN AND MORE."     W BARCELONA Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1 – 08039 Barcelona      Visit their website to find more information: www.w-barcelona.com W BARCELONA BEYOND THE LIMITS OF THE LUXURY SCENE FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE     Flagship of W Hotels and part of Marriott International group (NASDAQ: MAR), W Barcelona keeps redefining the luxury concept and breaking boundaries of the hospitality industry with an original leisure offer for unique and bold experiences, from day to night, throughout the year. And this year, W Barcelona goes one step further, inviting locals and international travelers alike to break out and immerse in a world of exclusive experiences that will take them out of their routine of the new normality.     Since its opening in 2009, W Barcelona has been established as one of the references of the Condal City, from forming an essential part of its skyline to redefining the luxury and leisure industry by pushing the limits of conventional hospitality concept & fueling lust for life through offering innovative experiences and catering to the endless appetite of local and international trend setters and jet-setters.     Designed by the world-renowned Barcelonese architect, Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona is considered an icon of the avant-garde design. Located right at the beachfront of Barceloneta beach and offering the most spectacular views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea, the hotel provides the ideal scenario for unforgettable stays and out-of-the-ordinary experiences.   However, location and design are not the only elements that turn W Barcelona into an extraordinary place. In fact, the hotel marks the difference with its Whatever/Whenever® philosophy –that means, whatever the guest wants, whenever he wants it– or with its famous W Insiders who, always up to date with the latest fashion, music and design trends, are those who connect each guest with the coolest experiences both inside and outside the hotel. And so it is because, as part of the W Escapes portfolio of W Hotels, at W Barcelona the possibilities are limitless and set the stage for guests to own the moment, go further and never get bored.   Designed as an authentic urban resort, the hotel features two expanding terraces. On one hand, there is WET DECK®, a terrace connected to W Lounge that is the perfect spot to steal the scene by the pool during sunny days. On the other hand, SUN Deck that is located in a more private area of the hotel and features an infinity swimming pool, is ideal place to soak in relaxing summer days by the Mediterranean Sea. Additionally, W Barcelona is the only hotel in the city with direct access to the beach and an exclusive sunbeds area next to its own Salt Beach Club.   Talking about Barcelona is synonym of gastronomy and at W Barcelona either clients or locals have the opportunity to choose amongst various options to tantalize their taste buds: FIRE, one of the city’s most sizzling insider spots, where skilled chefs play age-old techniques to reinvent modern flavors with an anything-goes vibe, an inspired marriage of farm and flames where the primal element of fire is central; LA BARRA by Chef Carles Abellán, a Michelin Star awarded Chef well known for its Mediterranean seafood cuisine prepared on a charcoal grill and served around a design curved bar; or SALT Restaurant & Beach Club that, opened during the summer season, is the best option to enjoy any of its local tapas & refreshing cocktails and spend summer afternoons with the feet dipped in the sand.   For those that want to keep it fun and welcome the night 26th floors above the Mediterranean, ECLIPSE is the perfect spot. This cocktail and sky bar, with panoramic views over the sea and the city, is ideal to enjoy any of the signature cocktails created by the expert mixologists of W Barcelona, taste any of its original DIM SUMs, merging authentic flavours with local ingredients, or take on the night while dancing to the rhythm of electrifying beats by its resident DJs.   Design is an important part of the hotel’s DNA and is reflected in each one of the 473 rooms and 67 suites –including the Premium Suites EXTREME WOW and WOW– that have been recently renovated in collaboration with the well-known and recognized London-based design studio, Bowler James Brindley.   For said renovation, the study has taken artistic and cultural influences of Barcelona as a reference in the use of different decorative elements. Such is the case of the EXTREME WOW Suite that, decorated with metallic and dark blue color palette and an integrated DJ booth, takes inspiration from the vibrant night and musical scene of the city.   And because Barcelona is one of the most important cities in the electronic music scene, W Barcelona celebrates every summer its now legendary Sunday parties called WET DECK® SUMMER SERIES. Those House and electronic music happenings by the pool and the beach, featuring some of the most relevant DJ’s worldwide -such as GREEN VELVET, DUKE DUMONT, PURPLE DISCO MACHINE, MK, KERRI CHANDLER and MAMBO BROTHERS, among others-, is the place to be for local and international trend setters and jet setters who want to end up the week with style while dancing to the best rhythms of the moment.   In addition, the hotel has a professional recording studio, the first W Sound Suite in Europe. This recording studio is managed by PIEM –the Music Curator of the hotel– and besides being an essential element of W Records, the record label recently launched by W Hotels, is also available either for producing and recording by emerging or established artists or hotel guests passionate about music.   While there are countless opportunities to live it up to music beats, with a cocktail in hand, under the motto RETOX. DETOX. REPEAT, the hotel invites guests and local public to take care of themselves through their FUEL program.   This program includes different workout proposals, such as Urban Gorillas, the urban boot camp with high intensity interval training exercises; Pilates SUP & Beach lessons, an innovative sport discipline that combines Pilates and Yoga techniques on a Stand-Up Paddle boards on the water by the instructor Ely Merino. Likewise, for those who prefer training individually, the hotel has FIT®, a completely equipped gym, open 24/7, that also counts with a personal trainer service.   All those training routines can be completed at SPA by W Barcelona, partnered with Comfort Zone this season, whose menu includes a wide variety of treatments to recover the energy after intense workout sessions, or at GETAWAY, an additional spa area ideal to detox your body at the sauna or the steam bath, relax yourself in the Jacuzzi or just swim against the current, while enjoying the views over the Mediterranean and the city.   However, W Barcelona is not only an urban resort with a unique and privileged location, but it is an active part of the city opening its doors to the local public and supporting different projects and initiatives.   Specifically, the hotel has collaborated with the Madrid brand Muroexe -that created a limited edition sneaker’s collection featuring a design inspired in the location of the hotel created by the recognized artist and muralist Ricardo Cavolo-. The hotel has also created programs such as W Suite Talks, conversing about Design & Fashion or W Sound Suite Talks, focused on Music, aimed as platforms to generate visibility for local artists and bring them closer to the local audience.   Besides, W Barcelona is also committed with other causes such as the fight against AIDS or the support to the LGTBI+ community through the program Queer Me Out that, two summers ago was part of PRIDE BCN official programming and brought together some of the most relevant opinion leaders to discuss about the role of media in the visibility LGTBI+ collective.   For all these reasons, W Barcelona has not only became an essential part of the Barcelona skyline, but also a hot spot of the city thanks to its eclectic and vibrant ambiance, created through an innovative entertainment offer that attracts local, national and international trend setters and jet setters looking forward to living it up, from day to night, throughout the year.   Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, W Barcelona is the ideal setting for an unforgettable stay.    "The hotel is based on the most spectacular location on the beach. Truly could not be on a better seaside location, with all the best shops around the hotel, with plenty of sight-seeing opportunities like the Picasso Museum, Gaudi's amazing arhitecture and some incredible restaurants as well in the area around the hotel. W Barcelona not only offers the best views, stylish design but also great fine dining at their restaurant FIRE, two beautiful outdoor pools with mesmerizing panoramic views but also the sexiest, stylish and modern rooms. Not to forget the SPA and the entry lobby which already takes your breath away when entering the hotel that also is truly memorable from the exterior design and of course its location which is noticable from the plane when landing in Barcelona already.  All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay there again on my next trip to Barcelona." - Timotej Letonja   "EXCITING, MEMORABLE, SEXY, STYLISH, MODERN, FUN AND MORE."     W BARCELONA Plaça de la Rosa dels Vents, 1 – 08039 Barcelona      Visit their website to find more information: www.w-barcelona.com

THE NEW COLLECTION SIXIÈME SENS PAR CARTIER
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THE NEW COLLECTION SIXIÈME SENS PAR CARTIER

Jewelry ILLUSTRATES THE SOULFULNESS PARTICULAR TO HIGH JEWELLERY, AN EXPRESSION OF ART WITH THE POWER TO MOVE LIKE NO OTHER.     AN ART FORM WITH UNIQUE EMOTIONAL POWER. CAUGHT BETWEEN SURPRISE AND WONDER, THE GAZE IS CAPTURED, ABSORBED AND LOST IN THE FASCINATING DEPTHS OF THOUSAND‐YEAR‐OLD STONES, AWAKENING THE MOST VIVID OF EMOTIONS.     With a stylised feline interpretation, organic textures and shards of coloured light, shimmering gems electrify while stones in avoursome hues of ripe fruits summon up scents of distant paradises.     Using trompe-l’œil and graphic patterns, optical illusions and the power of evocation, compositions play with earthly gravity in radiant transfigurations of reality. Quivering in the light, jewels come to life upon contact with the skin.     By challenging our perceptions, this collection leads us into a world of sensory stimulation, as each sense comes alive including the sixth sense: a staggering feeling of emotion that touches the heart.     For more information visit thir website:https://www.cartier.com ILLUSTRATES THE SOULFULNESS PARTICULAR TO HIGH JEWELLERY, AN EXPRESSION OF ART WITH THE POWER TO MOVE LIKE NO OTHER.     AN ART FORM WITH UNIQUE EMOTIONAL POWER. CAUGHT BETWEEN SURPRISE AND WONDER, THE GAZE IS CAPTURED, ABSORBED AND LOST IN THE FASCINATING DEPTHS OF THOUSAND‐YEAR‐OLD STONES, AWAKENING THE MOST VIVID OF EMOTIONS.     With a stylised feline interpretation, organic textures and shards of coloured light, shimmering gems electrify while stones in avoursome hues of ripe fruits summon up scents of distant paradises.     Using trompe-l’œil and graphic patterns, optical illusions and the power of evocation, compositions play with earthly gravity in radiant transfigurations of reality. Quivering in the light, jewels come to life upon contact with the skin.     By challenging our perceptions, this collection leads us into a world of sensory stimulation, as each sense comes alive including the sixth sense: a staggering feeling of emotion that touches the heart.     For more information visit thir website:https://www.cartier.com

BRAVERY: A TRIP WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL DESTINATION
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BRAVERY: A TRIP WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL DESTINATION

Jewelry Created in honour of Louis Vuitton’s bicentenary, Bravery is a High Jewellery collection inspired by a powerful heritage.     Bravery was designed in honor of Louis Vuitton's 200th birthday. The High Jewelry collection is inspired by the powerful heritage of the House. Bravery is the ultimate expression of contemporary elegance driven by expert craftsmanship. The collection celebrates the history of the House of Gems to celebrate the legendary man's 200th birthday. Bravery expresses itself in 90 iconic designs that describe Louis Vuitton's extraordinary talent and journey. Born in the Jura in 1821, Louis Vuitton was still a teenager when he decided to seek his fortune in Paris. This entire journey through France, which he made on foot, inspired him to design suitcases. Louis' suitcases were immediately popular and opened a new path to modern luxury. The Bravery Haute Joaillerie Collection describes this unique epic in eight metaphorical themes: La Constellation d'Hercule; tribute to the starry sky at the birth of Louis Vuitton, on August 4, 1821 L'Elan Vital; represents the powerful character of Louis Vuitton that led him to leave his hometown of Jura for Paris L'Aventure; tribute to the 400 kilometer journey through forests that separate the Jura from Paris Parijs The Arrow; both a metaphor for Louis Vuitton's trajectory and a literal interpretation of Vuitton's V Le Myth; Louis Vuitton is the first to sign his suitcases and patent his famous canvas covering them ze La Passion; refers to the motif of the upholstered suitcase in the luggage, also one of Francesca Amfitheatrof's signature models Le Tumbler; invented in 1890 by Louis Vuitton, the Tumbler lock or the unbreakable lock, first serves as the inspiration for a piece of Haute Joaillerie La Star du Nord; represents the metaphorical figure of the "lucky star", the light that guided Louis Vuitton throughout his life “I was surprised that a fashion house like Louis Vuitton was created through the sheer courage of one young man”, Francesca Amfitheatrof, Louis Vuitton's Artistic Director for Watches and Jewellery. ''Driven by his curiosity about the world, he embarked on that incredible journey across France. That's why we have named this collection Bravery. It's not a word often used in High Jewellery! Yet these notions of determination and adventure are intrinsic to Louis Vuitton, and we wanted to express them through this collection.”     photos by Louis Vuitton Malletier     www.louisvuitton.com   Created in honour of Louis Vuitton’s bicentenary, Bravery is a High Jewellery collection inspired by a powerful heritage.     Bravery was designed in honor of Louis Vuitton's 200th birthday. The High Jewelry collection is inspired by the powerful heritage of the House. Bravery is the ultimate expression of contemporary elegance driven by expert craftsmanship. The collection celebrates the history of the House of Gems to celebrate the legendary man's 200th birthday. Bravery expresses itself in 90 iconic designs that describe Louis Vuitton's extraordinary talent and journey. Born in the Jura in 1821, Louis Vuitton was still a teenager when he decided to seek his fortune in Paris. This entire journey through France, which he made on foot, inspired him to design suitcases. Louis' suitcases were immediately popular and opened a new path to modern luxury. The Bravery Haute Joaillerie Collection describes this unique epic in eight metaphorical themes: La Constellation d'Hercule; tribute to the starry sky at the birth of Louis Vuitton, on August 4, 1821 L'Elan Vital; represents the powerful character of Louis Vuitton that led him to leave his hometown of Jura for Paris L'Aventure; tribute to the 400 kilometer journey through forests that separate the Jura from Paris Parijs The Arrow; both a metaphor for Louis Vuitton's trajectory and a literal interpretation of Vuitton's V Le Myth; Louis Vuitton is the first to sign his suitcases and patent his famous canvas covering them ze La Passion; refers to the motif of the upholstered suitcase in the luggage, also one of Francesca Amfitheatrof's signature models Le Tumbler; invented in 1890 by Louis Vuitton, the Tumbler lock or the unbreakable lock, first serves as the inspiration for a piece of Haute Joaillerie La Star du Nord; represents the metaphorical figure of the "lucky star", the light that guided Louis Vuitton throughout his life “I was surprised that a fashion house like Louis Vuitton was created through the sheer courage of one young man”, Francesca Amfitheatrof, Louis Vuitton's Artistic Director for Watches and Jewellery. ''Driven by his curiosity about the world, he embarked on that incredible journey across France. That's why we have named this collection Bravery. It's not a word often used in High Jewellery! Yet these notions of determination and adventure are intrinsic to Louis Vuitton, and we wanted to express them through this collection.”     photos by Louis Vuitton Malletier     www.louisvuitton.com  

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FENDI PRESENTS THE COUTURE AUTUMN & WINTER 2021 COLLECTION
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FENDI PRESENTS THE COUTURE AUTUMN & WINTER 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion Week “Pasolini observed Rome become modern – and that is what is interesting to me: connecting eras, the old with the new, the past with the present.” – Kim Jones     If Kim Jones’ Couture debut traced his transition from England to Rome, then Autumn/Winter 2021 sees him settle in the Eternal City, where the poetics of Roman film director Pier Paolo Pasolini present a lens through which to explore the capital. “Rome is a fascinating city because it has so many pasts – and I was drawn to Pasolini because I have always been inspired by his vision of the world,” explains Jones. “He is something of an outsider in Roman history, but one whose voice remains constant.”     Pasolini’s perspective on reality is reflected and refracted throughout, with chapters of Rome’s history interwoven and addressed within a contemporary context. In a collection where nothing is quite as it seems, where forms and fabrics introduce infinite illusions, filmmaker Luca Guadagnino frames the show through his own understanding of Pasolini. “I have long admired Luca’s work – and, he is someone who, like Pasolini, touches on subjects which are relevant to now,” says Jones. “When a historian peers into history, they do it directly,” Guadagnino explains. “But when a master filmmaker and poet like Pasolini looks into the eyes of history, his gaze is a sublimating one. Through it, history becomes an urgent and delicate possession of now… the past enters the present and breathes our air.”     Overlapping temporalities are most directly expressed within pieces that reanimate antique garments, their furs and fabrics scanned and reprised as ghostly silk jacquards. Inset with Cornely embroidery and crystal beads, they locate a poetic transfiguration of the past within the present day. Elsewhere, life is breathed into the Roman statues that surround the FENDI Palazzo, their marble drapery now expressed through trompe l’oeil silks, and the arches they inhabit adapted into the heels of shoes. The strength of their silhouettes is translated into delicate lace mini dresses, where classic volutes are conjured through intricate embroidery.     The immortal allure of Italian stone, and the methods of its manipulation, appears as a constant conceit. Pietra dura inlays become supple leather intarsia; pressed leather pleats capturing the illusory spirit of Bernini’s sculptures. Formed from Italian marble, hand-carved jewellery ripples with movement, as if frozen in time. Mother of Pearl mosaics are layered across tulle dresses, handbags, and shoes, while a jumper is pieced in Persian lamb.     The cultural crossroads of Ancient Rome is reflected through a diverse cast, comprising models of all ages. “At the time, it was the centre of the world,” says Jones. “I wanted to include all of the people who would have inhabited it then, as well as now.” The spirit of FENDI, of looking to this city’s past as it projects towards the future, is revitalised once more. “Pasolini observed Rome become modern – and that is what is interesting to me: connecting eras, the old with the new, the past with the present.” – Kim Jones     If Kim Jones’ Couture debut traced his transition from England to Rome, then Autumn/Winter 2021 sees him settle in the Eternal City, where the poetics of Roman film director Pier Paolo Pasolini present a lens through which to explore the capital. “Rome is a fascinating city because it has so many pasts – and I was drawn to Pasolini because I have always been inspired by his vision of the world,” explains Jones. “He is something of an outsider in Roman history, but one whose voice remains constant.”     Pasolini’s perspective on reality is reflected and refracted throughout, with chapters of Rome’s history interwoven and addressed within a contemporary context. In a collection where nothing is quite as it seems, where forms and fabrics introduce infinite illusions, filmmaker Luca Guadagnino frames the show through his own understanding of Pasolini. “I have long admired Luca’s work – and, he is someone who, like Pasolini, touches on subjects which are relevant to now,” says Jones. “When a historian peers into history, they do it directly,” Guadagnino explains. “But when a master filmmaker and poet like Pasolini looks into the eyes of history, his gaze is a sublimating one. Through it, history becomes an urgent and delicate possession of now… the past enters the present and breathes our air.”     Overlapping temporalities are most directly expressed within pieces that reanimate antique garments, their furs and fabrics scanned and reprised as ghostly silk jacquards. Inset with Cornely embroidery and crystal beads, they locate a poetic transfiguration of the past within the present day. Elsewhere, life is breathed into the Roman statues that surround the FENDI Palazzo, their marble drapery now expressed through trompe l’oeil silks, and the arches they inhabit adapted into the heels of shoes. The strength of their silhouettes is translated into delicate lace mini dresses, where classic volutes are conjured through intricate embroidery.     The immortal allure of Italian stone, and the methods of its manipulation, appears as a constant conceit. Pietra dura inlays become supple leather intarsia; pressed leather pleats capturing the illusory spirit of Bernini’s sculptures. Formed from Italian marble, hand-carved jewellery ripples with movement, as if frozen in time. Mother of Pearl mosaics are layered across tulle dresses, handbags, and shoes, while a jumper is pieced in Persian lamb.     The cultural crossroads of Ancient Rome is reflected through a diverse cast, comprising models of all ages. “At the time, it was the centre of the world,” says Jones. “I wanted to include all of the people who would have inhabited it then, as well as now.” The spirit of FENDI, of looking to this city’s past as it projects towards the future, is revitalised once more.

Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture Collection
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Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture Collection

Fashion Week Painting is at the heart of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture collection: "It was when I rediscovered these portraits of Gabrielle Chanel dressed up in black or white 1880s-style dresses, that I immediately thought about tableaux," explains Virginie Viard. “Works by Berthe Morisot, Marie Laurencin and Édouard Manet. There are impressionist-inspired dresses, skirts that look like paintings and a long white satin dress punctuated with black bows like Morisot's...”      It made perfect sense for this show, bursting with colours, to be held at the Palais Galliera, City of Paris Fashion Museum, a veritable institution of art and fashion, where the exhibition dedicated to Gabrielle Chanel continues. “Because I love seeing colour in the greyness of winter,” continues Virginie Viard. “I really wanted a particularly colourful collection that was very embroidered, something warm.”        Mikael Jansson, who took the pictures for the press kit while Sofia Coppola made the film and the teasers for the collection, photographed the actress and ambassador of the House, Margaret Qualley, wearing a jacket and A-line skirt in multicolour tweed over a bustier in pink broderie anglaise. Like an Impressionist painting, the sequinned tweed of a coat seems to be made up of a multitude of paint strokes. Blouses embroidered with mauve and pink sequinned motifs, or with little red, blue and yellow daisies on a black background, are tucked into low-waisted skirts in multicolour striped tweed. Pale pink and yellow tulle pompoms embellish a black paletot jacket, just like splashes of paint…         “There are dresses embroidered with water lilies, a jacket in a black tweed crafted from feathers with red and pink flowers,” says Virginie Viard. “I was also thinking about English gardens. I like to mix a touch of England with a very French style. It's like blending the masculine and the feminine, which is what I’ve done with this collection too. That twist is very much a part of who I am.”        #CHANELHauteCouture Painting is at the heart of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture collection: "It was when I rediscovered these portraits of Gabrielle Chanel dressed up in black or white 1880s-style dresses, that I immediately thought about tableaux," explains Virginie Viard. “Works by Berthe Morisot, Marie Laurencin and Édouard Manet. There are impressionist-inspired dresses, skirts that look like paintings and a long white satin dress punctuated with black bows like Morisot's...”      It made perfect sense for this show, bursting with colours, to be held at the Palais Galliera, City of Paris Fashion Museum, a veritable institution of art and fashion, where the exhibition dedicated to Gabrielle Chanel continues. “Because I love seeing colour in the greyness of winter,” continues Virginie Viard. “I really wanted a particularly colourful collection that was very embroidered, something warm.”        Mikael Jansson, who took the pictures for the press kit while Sofia Coppola made the film and the teasers for the collection, photographed the actress and ambassador of the House, Margaret Qualley, wearing a jacket and A-line skirt in multicolour tweed over a bustier in pink broderie anglaise. Like an Impressionist painting, the sequinned tweed of a coat seems to be made up of a multitude of paint strokes. Blouses embroidered with mauve and pink sequinned motifs, or with little red, blue and yellow daisies on a black background, are tucked into low-waisted skirts in multicolour striped tweed. Pale pink and yellow tulle pompoms embellish a black paletot jacket, just like splashes of paint…         “There are dresses embroidered with water lilies, a jacket in a black tweed crafted from feathers with red and pink flowers,” says Virginie Viard. “I was also thinking about English gardens. I like to mix a touch of England with a very French style. It's like blending the masculine and the feminine, which is what I’ve done with this collection too. That twist is very much a part of who I am.”        #CHANELHauteCouture

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BARCELONA
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MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BARCELONA

Travel Housed in the redevelopment of an elegant mid-20th Century building, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is destined to become the city’s most luxurious and exclusive place to stay. Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona has been designed as a stylish 120-room hotel by leading Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola and features contemporary, yet elegant interiors, with exacting attention to detail.     Each of the hotel’s 120 rooms and suites has been individually furnished and decorated to embrace the best of the destination whilst adding a touch of Oriental flair. The luxurious guest rooms are amongst the largest in the city and include three spacious and exquisitely designed suites.     The hotel has added 18 suites and 4 rooms since April 2014, with décor by the award- winning Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola who was responsible for the distinctive interior design of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona.     The luxurious suites enjoy the addition of balconies overlooking Passeig de Gràcia and the famous modernist landmark building from Gaudí, Casa Batlló, or the hotel’s peaceful Mimosa garden. Fusing contemporary design with elements of the Group’s oriental heritage, these over-sized suites offer a splendid blend of comfort, style and luxury, providing a luxurious environment for entertaining, leisure or business, with private butler service available to cater to all guest needs. All rooms and suites are equipped with the latest in sophisticated technology and entertainment facilities that the Group is renowned for.     The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Penthouse Suite measures an impressive 236 square metres. The suite includes two bedrooms, a living room, two outdoor terraces and an elegant dining room that seats eight, making it the perfect venue for a relaxed and intimate gathering with guests.       The stunning interiors are the work of award-winning Spanish designer, Patricia Urquiola who has combined sumptuous fabrics of leather, velvet and exquisite silks along with elegant woods and a rich palette of green, black and gold to create a sophisticated and vibrant living space. Her eye for detail can be seen throughout the suite from the beautiful Tai Ping silk and wool rugs to the Bassano ceramics and statement pieces of furniture that she has designed exclusively for the hotel working with renowned brands such as B&B, Moroso, Flos and Molteni.     Luxury is in every detail including the attentive services of your butler, a 24h personalised butler service for guests staying in all our suites – The Penthouse Suite, Mandarin Junior Suite, Barcelona Suite, Premier Terrace Suite, Premier Suite, Terrace Suite, Deluxe Suite and Boulevard Junior Suite.   In addition, all guest rooms and suites offer views over the hotel’s lush interior garden orBarcelona’s most stylish Passeig de Gràcia. A number of them even feature balconies or terraces from which to enjoy the city buzz or admire the neighbouring modernist façades.     Meeting point for Barcelona society as well as visitors in search of authentic cuisine,Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers a selection of superb and imaginative dining options.   Carme Ruscalleda, one of the most awarded female chefs in the world and best ambassador of Catalan gastronomy, oversees the culinary operations, which include casual Blancrestaurant, Banker’s Bar and the signature restaurant Moments, which provides neo- traditional Catalan cuisine with two Michelin stars.     Moments: authentic Catalan cuisine   Renowned Chef Carme Ruscalleda, is the director of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’ssignature restaurant Moments, while the kitchen is headed by Ruscalleda’s son, Raül Balam. The restaurant was awarded its second Michelin star during the hotel’s third anniversary.   Moments offers neo-traditional Catalan cuisine based on top-quality ingredients, presented in an innovative way. Products from the Maresme area form the basis of the dishes and they steal the show, along with precise presentation and great attention to detail. In a nutshell: brilliant cuisine.   Located on the hotel’s mezzanine level and designed by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, Moments can seat 50 people for lunch or dinner. Private dining at the chef’s table for up to 10 guests, behind a sheer curtain, offers an intimate view over the kitchen.   In Carme’s own words, Moments stands for “common sense, tradition, authenticity and a return to our roots”.     Blanc: Carme Ruscalleda’s delights   Located in the heart of the famous Paseo de Gracia, the gastronomic offer at Blanc – by one of the most awarded female chefs in the world, Carme Ruscalleda – is based on local, fresh and seasonal produce.   The menu offers seasonal traditional Catalan dishes such as canelons, gazpacho and rices. In keeping with the Mandarin Oriental heritage, Asian-influenced cuisine is offered too. Delicious tapas are also served. Gastronomy at Blanc can be enjoyed all day from a range of menu suggestions, and not forgetting an amazing Sunday Brunch.     Banker’s Bar: cocktails with a twist   Banker’s Bar pays homage to the history of the hotel’s building, which formerly housed oneof the city’s largest banks. Its design incorporates original safes from the bank’s vault as part of the décor, creating an interesting and evocative atmosphere. Delicious tapas by renowned Chef Carme Ruscalleda are also served. At Banker’s Bar, you can enjoy a selection of unique cocktails, including the intriguingBanker’s Martini, created with passion and attention to detail by our team.     Mimosa: an oasis in the city   Mimosa is Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’s very own urban oasis. The lush, green 660- square-metre terrace, located within the hotel’s courtyard, has been jointly designed by Patricia Urquiola and landscape designer Bet Figueras.     Terrat: sweeping vistas over Barcelona     Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’s Terrat rooftop terrace is on the 9th floor, with 360o panoramic views. It offers guests a wide variety of beverages and a delicious selection of Peruvian delights as well as recipes from international Chef Gastón Acurio. Treats include ceviches, tiraditos and a wide range of cocktails until late night. It’s the perfect choice for enjoying the gentle Barcelona breeze and spectacular views.   The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers the ultimate escape in the heart of the city. Mandarin Oriental Group has created a well-being experience that goes beyond the classic treatments and massages, offering guests an unrivalled holistic experience to achieve an ideal balance between body, mind and spirit.     The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona     Conceived as a sophisticated urban oasis, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Spa is a luxurious sanctuary located right in the heart of the city. With a conviction that surroundings have aprofound influence on one’s state of mind, celebrated designer Patricia Urquiola hasconceived The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona as an intimate and minimalist space, markedly modern in style with Oriental touches. Urquiola has used a balance of black and white contrasts combined with the warmth of wood with accents in malachite green to create an elegant and serene retreat.   A soothing environment for guests to enjoy holistic treatments, the spa features a total of eighttreatment rooms. These include two luxury couples’ spa suites, two oriental suites, completewith individual spa vitality pools and futons for traditional Thai massages, and four luxurious treatment rooms, each with their own aromatherapy experience shower. An expansive 12- metre indoor swimming pool, heat and water areas as well as a fully serviced state-of-the-artfitness centre will further complement the hotel’s lifestyle facilities.   "The hotel is based in the very heart of the city. Truly could not be on a better city location, with all the best shops around the hotel, with plenty of sight-seeing opportunities like the Picasso Museum, Gaudi's amazing arhitecture and some incredible restaurants as well. Mandarin Oriental not only offers the best service I ever experienced but also the nicest staff, stylish and beautifully designed rooms and the very best cuisine. Not to forget the SPA however which was truly incredible as well as the rooftop dipping pool with the view of the city unlike anywhere else. Last but not least definitely worth mentioning is two Michelin star restaurant "Moments" which is based in the hotel and offers an incredibly progressive and delicious menu. Read more about "Moments" soon on our website. All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona soon again." - Timotej Letonja     Visit their website to explore more about the hotel and make your reservations: mandarinoriental.com/barcelona Housed in the redevelopment of an elegant mid-20th Century building, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is destined to become the city’s most luxurious and exclusive place to stay. Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona has been designed as a stylish 120-room hotel by leading Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola and features contemporary, yet elegant interiors, with exacting attention to detail.     Each of the hotel’s 120 rooms and suites has been individually furnished and decorated to embrace the best of the destination whilst adding a touch of Oriental flair. The luxurious guest rooms are amongst the largest in the city and include three spacious and exquisitely designed suites.     The hotel has added 18 suites and 4 rooms since April 2014, with décor by the award- winning Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola who was responsible for the distinctive interior design of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona.     The luxurious suites enjoy the addition of balconies overlooking Passeig de Gràcia and the famous modernist landmark building from Gaudí, Casa Batlló, or the hotel’s peaceful Mimosa garden. Fusing contemporary design with elements of the Group’s oriental heritage, these over-sized suites offer a splendid blend of comfort, style and luxury, providing a luxurious environment for entertaining, leisure or business, with private butler service available to cater to all guest needs. All rooms and suites are equipped with the latest in sophisticated technology and entertainment facilities that the Group is renowned for.     The Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Penthouse Suite measures an impressive 236 square metres. The suite includes two bedrooms, a living room, two outdoor terraces and an elegant dining room that seats eight, making it the perfect venue for a relaxed and intimate gathering with guests.       The stunning interiors are the work of award-winning Spanish designer, Patricia Urquiola who has combined sumptuous fabrics of leather, velvet and exquisite silks along with elegant woods and a rich palette of green, black and gold to create a sophisticated and vibrant living space. Her eye for detail can be seen throughout the suite from the beautiful Tai Ping silk and wool rugs to the Bassano ceramics and statement pieces of furniture that she has designed exclusively for the hotel working with renowned brands such as B&B, Moroso, Flos and Molteni.     Luxury is in every detail including the attentive services of your butler, a 24h personalised butler service for guests staying in all our suites – The Penthouse Suite, Mandarin Junior Suite, Barcelona Suite, Premier Terrace Suite, Premier Suite, Terrace Suite, Deluxe Suite and Boulevard Junior Suite.   In addition, all guest rooms and suites offer views over the hotel’s lush interior garden orBarcelona’s most stylish Passeig de Gràcia. A number of them even feature balconies or terraces from which to enjoy the city buzz or admire the neighbouring modernist façades.     Meeting point for Barcelona society as well as visitors in search of authentic cuisine,Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers a selection of superb and imaginative dining options.   Carme Ruscalleda, one of the most awarded female chefs in the world and best ambassador of Catalan gastronomy, oversees the culinary operations, which include casual Blancrestaurant, Banker’s Bar and the signature restaurant Moments, which provides neo- traditional Catalan cuisine with two Michelin stars.     Moments: authentic Catalan cuisine   Renowned Chef Carme Ruscalleda, is the director of Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’ssignature restaurant Moments, while the kitchen is headed by Ruscalleda’s son, Raül Balam. The restaurant was awarded its second Michelin star during the hotel’s third anniversary.   Moments offers neo-traditional Catalan cuisine based on top-quality ingredients, presented in an innovative way. Products from the Maresme area form the basis of the dishes and they steal the show, along with precise presentation and great attention to detail. In a nutshell: brilliant cuisine.   Located on the hotel’s mezzanine level and designed by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, Moments can seat 50 people for lunch or dinner. Private dining at the chef’s table for up to 10 guests, behind a sheer curtain, offers an intimate view over the kitchen.   In Carme’s own words, Moments stands for “common sense, tradition, authenticity and a return to our roots”.     Blanc: Carme Ruscalleda’s delights   Located in the heart of the famous Paseo de Gracia, the gastronomic offer at Blanc – by one of the most awarded female chefs in the world, Carme Ruscalleda – is based on local, fresh and seasonal produce.   The menu offers seasonal traditional Catalan dishes such as canelons, gazpacho and rices. In keeping with the Mandarin Oriental heritage, Asian-influenced cuisine is offered too. Delicious tapas are also served. Gastronomy at Blanc can be enjoyed all day from a range of menu suggestions, and not forgetting an amazing Sunday Brunch.     Banker’s Bar: cocktails with a twist   Banker’s Bar pays homage to the history of the hotel’s building, which formerly housed oneof the city’s largest banks. Its design incorporates original safes from the bank’s vault as part of the décor, creating an interesting and evocative atmosphere. Delicious tapas by renowned Chef Carme Ruscalleda are also served. At Banker’s Bar, you can enjoy a selection of unique cocktails, including the intriguingBanker’s Martini, created with passion and attention to detail by our team.     Mimosa: an oasis in the city   Mimosa is Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’s very own urban oasis. The lush, green 660- square-metre terrace, located within the hotel’s courtyard, has been jointly designed by Patricia Urquiola and landscape designer Bet Figueras.     Terrat: sweeping vistas over Barcelona     Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona’s Terrat rooftop terrace is on the 9th floor, with 360o panoramic views. It offers guests a wide variety of beverages and a delicious selection of Peruvian delights as well as recipes from international Chef Gastón Acurio. Treats include ceviches, tiraditos and a wide range of cocktails until late night. It’s the perfect choice for enjoying the gentle Barcelona breeze and spectacular views.   The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona offers the ultimate escape in the heart of the city. Mandarin Oriental Group has created a well-being experience that goes beyond the classic treatments and massages, offering guests an unrivalled holistic experience to achieve an ideal balance between body, mind and spirit.     The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona     Conceived as a sophisticated urban oasis, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona Spa is a luxurious sanctuary located right in the heart of the city. With a conviction that surroundings have aprofound influence on one’s state of mind, celebrated designer Patricia Urquiola hasconceived The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona as an intimate and minimalist space, markedly modern in style with Oriental touches. Urquiola has used a balance of black and white contrasts combined with the warmth of wood with accents in malachite green to create an elegant and serene retreat.   A soothing environment for guests to enjoy holistic treatments, the spa features a total of eighttreatment rooms. These include two luxury couples’ spa suites, two oriental suites, completewith individual spa vitality pools and futons for traditional Thai massages, and four luxurious treatment rooms, each with their own aromatherapy experience shower. An expansive 12- metre indoor swimming pool, heat and water areas as well as a fully serviced state-of-the-artfitness centre will further complement the hotel’s lifestyle facilities.   "The hotel is based in the very heart of the city. Truly could not be on a better city location, with all the best shops around the hotel, with plenty of sight-seeing opportunities like the Picasso Museum, Gaudi's amazing arhitecture and some incredible restaurants as well. Mandarin Oriental not only offers the best service I ever experienced but also the nicest staff, stylish and beautifully designed rooms and the very best cuisine. Not to forget the SPA however which was truly incredible as well as the rooftop dipping pool with the view of the city unlike anywhere else. Last but not least definitely worth mentioning is two Michelin star restaurant "Moments" which is based in the hotel and offers an incredibly progressive and delicious menu. Read more about "Moments" soon on our website. All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona soon again." - Timotej Letonja     Visit their website to explore more about the hotel and make your reservations: mandarinoriental.com/barcelona

DIOR PRESENTS THE HAUTE COUTURE AUTUMN-WINTER 2021-2022 COLLECTION
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DIOR PRESENTS THE HAUTE COUTURE AUTUMN-WINTER 2021-2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week Reclaiming the values of haute couture after this period of restrictions when the Dior collections designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri were mainly presented through film. The materiality of fabric becomes form, while the subversive language of embroidery is expressed in a project that becomes a performance. Recalling the Salle aux Broderies in the Colonna Palace in Rome, the work Chambre de Soie, created by French artist Éva Jospin, serves as an impressive backdrop for the presentation of the dresses with their magnificent pleats, trains, and hand-woven chains that compose patterns on the body. Couture stirs unsuspected desires and reveals the existence of what we did not know. Like the avant-garde, it renders visible what one does not see. Through a mix of art and extraordinary savoir-faire, it defines the longings of a world in the midst of a profound transformation.   Reclaiming the values of haute couture after this period of restrictions when the Dior collections designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri were mainly presented through film. The materiality of fabric becomes form, while the subversive language of embroidery is expressed in a project that becomes a performance. Recalling the Salle aux Broderies in the Colonna Palace in Rome, the work Chambre de Soie, created by French artist Éva Jospin, serves as an impressive backdrop for the presentation of the dresses with their magnificent pleats, trains, and hand-woven chains that compose patterns on the body. Couture stirs unsuspected desires and reveals the existence of what we did not know. Like the avant-garde, it renders visible what one does not see. Through a mix of art and extraordinary savoir-faire, it defines the longings of a world in the midst of a profound transformation.  

BVLGARI presents the Magnifica 2021 Brand Campaign
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BVLGARI presents the Magnifica 2021 Brand Campaign

Jewelry An inspiration to dream bold, dream far and dream big - and to always do it with joy - the new Magnifica 2021 Bulgari Brand Campaign invites to set imagination free and give shape to each and every vision. Because dreams can take you anywhere and they have the power to make life simply magnificent.      Enjoying magnificent moments is a diverse, multi-faceted and multi-talented quartet of powerful women, inclusive of an eclectic spectrum of identities, starring Hollywood star Zendaya, Italian top model Vittoria Ceretti, Thai musician and K-pop idol Lalisa Manoban, aka Lisa, as well as supermodel Lily Aldridge. Four indomitable talents that with their independent attitude and individual vision blazed their own paths in different fields.     With her multiple talents reflecting the dynamic Generation Z spirit, actress Zendaya stars for the second time in a Bulgari Brand Campaign. An emblem of strength, empowerment and resilience, she is a source of inspiration for more than 90 million of followers and for the Roman Jeweller itself.     Used to travel the world since the age of 14 to work with the greatest designer and most famous photographers, Vittoria now makes a stop in her home country to turn an imaginary Rome into her latest runway. Mysterious and simply stunning, she exudes the kind of attitude only Bulgari can inspire.     Aged 24, the fashion icon and member of the global musical phenomenon Blackpink Lisa wears Bulgari her way, making every shot of the Campaign a stage to light up with her unique presence. Her bold and exclusive performances are perfectly in tune with the marriage of irreverence and ultimate glamour Bulgari stands for.     Genuine and naturally sophisticated, supermodel Lily Aldridge is part of the Bulgari family for the sixth year now and keeps enchanting her global audience with her unmatched vitality, seduction and positive energy. An inspiration to dream bold, dream far and dream big - and to always do it with joy - the new Magnifica 2021 Bulgari Brand Campaign invites to set imagination free and give shape to each and every vision. Because dreams can take you anywhere and they have the power to make life simply magnificent.      Enjoying magnificent moments is a diverse, multi-faceted and multi-talented quartet of powerful women, inclusive of an eclectic spectrum of identities, starring Hollywood star Zendaya, Italian top model Vittoria Ceretti, Thai musician and K-pop idol Lalisa Manoban, aka Lisa, as well as supermodel Lily Aldridge. Four indomitable talents that with their independent attitude and individual vision blazed their own paths in different fields.     With her multiple talents reflecting the dynamic Generation Z spirit, actress Zendaya stars for the second time in a Bulgari Brand Campaign. An emblem of strength, empowerment and resilience, she is a source of inspiration for more than 90 million of followers and for the Roman Jeweller itself.     Used to travel the world since the age of 14 to work with the greatest designer and most famous photographers, Vittoria now makes a stop in her home country to turn an imaginary Rome into her latest runway. Mysterious and simply stunning, she exudes the kind of attitude only Bulgari can inspire.     Aged 24, the fashion icon and member of the global musical phenomenon Blackpink Lisa wears Bulgari her way, making every shot of the Campaign a stage to light up with her unique presence. Her bold and exclusive performances are perfectly in tune with the marriage of irreverence and ultimate glamour Bulgari stands for.     Genuine and naturally sophisticated, supermodel Lily Aldridge is part of the Bulgari family for the sixth year now and keeps enchanting her global audience with her unmatched vitality, seduction and positive energy.

Off-White™ Fall / Winter 2021: “Laboratory of Fun”
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Off-White™ Fall / Winter 2021: “Laboratory of Fun”

Fashion Week Off-White™ Fall/Winter 2021—revealed today during Haute Couture week in Paris—is a see-now, buy-now collection named “Laboratory of Fun.”     The title references Cedric Price’s “Fun Palace,” circa 1961. “Fun Palace” was an idea for a London-based convention center, formulated to represent a “university of the streets.” It was to provide a flexible framework for programmable spaces dedicated to creativity. Though the premise was never built, Off-White’s founder and creative director Virgil Abloh was influenced by the modernity and modularity of Price’s thinking—and its likening, in some ways, to the classic American shopping mall. In turn, “Laboratory of Fun” takes an aesthetically linear and structure-driven approach, harkening back to Abloh’s formal training as an architect. Precision silhouettes and mostly-monochrome looks stand out; a notable reduction in graphic elements and motifs begins to symbolize a new sense of clarity at the house. Furthermore, the designer Dieter Rams’ portfolio for the German consumer goods company Braun served as inspiration. As a result, “Laboratory of Fun” is collectively pared-back, measured and exacting—yet it is far from minimal. It’s the sartorial reflection of a methodical builder, working at their drafting table.     “This collection speaks in part to my roots as an architect,” says Abloh. “It signifies an evolution of the Off-White™ approach, continuing to blur the lines between creative disciplines and inspirations. It’s about pushing the aesthetic forward into a novel, highly explorable space.”     Both the womenswear and menswear components are anchored in a color palette drawn from Rams’ oeuvre at Braun: shades of gray, neutrals, and slightly attenuated mid-century-style oranges, blues and yellows are most visible.   Overall, the collection features elongated tailoring, including square-shouldered coat-dresses with extended—almost to the hip—single-button closures. Outsize cable-knits are stained with indigo dye; additional tailored blazers have sharp-cut shoulders and single-creased sleeves. Trouser and Bermuda shapes are boxy and roomy, while outerwear and select evening pieces are sewn with new Dieter Rams press studs (which have been manufactured for Off-White™ by COBRAX). A halter top evening dress depicts an adapted rendering of stair cladding and gangways; it’s a direct representation of space, movement, and the intersection of ergonomic engineering and clothes-making.   Additionally, boxed silhouettes manifest as cut-and-sewn pieces or sculptural garments, such as a rectangular, standing puffa vest. “Rams check” grids appear, recalling the designer, with further associations of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. These perpendicular lines are sewn into wools, akin to markings on a blueprint. Single-breasted blazers, extended overcoats and knitwear pinned with metal accents, and separates with graffiti art by Pablo Tomek also feature prominently.   The accessories narrative at “Laboratory of Fun” revolves around spacious carriers, often with colorful, contrasting chain straps. Chunky boots and needle-thin heels bring dynamism to the soft rigor of the clothing, while polychrome sunglasses impart an eccentric touch.   “Laboratory of Fun” was presented in a streaming format on July 4 via Off-White’s newly redesigned website—it will remain viewable online over the next few months. The collection reveal also coincided with the opening of Off-White’s Paris flagship store, located at the intersection of Rue de Castiglione and Rue du Mont Thabor near Place Vendôme. The multi-level boutique, which features not only retail but also a café, exhibition spaces, and more, was designed in collaboration between Abloh and AMO, the think-tank branch of the architecture firm OMA.   On July 2nd and 3rd, Off-White™ Paris hosted “Imaginary FM,” a twist on a radio station that aired ahead of the Fall/Winter 2021 collection reveal on July 4th. “Imaginary FM” marked an evolution of Off-White’s “Imaginary TV” concept, in which multi-hyphenate creatives and individuals showcased and discussed various topics, music styles, work, and more, across a boundary-less medium. “Imaginary FM” saw 20 performances and segments over July 2nd and July 3rd, with a kick off by Tatyana Jane, appearances by Trinice McNally (I Support Black Women) and Jaimee Swift (Black Women Radicals), Bonnie Banane, Yard, Aleqs Notal, La Créole and collectives of creatives bringing their own style to Off-White’s airwaves.   To bring the imaginary to life, Off-White™ tapped Rinse France as the primary partner on “Imaginary FM.” Paris and London-based, Rinse is not only a radio station, but also a multi-activity hub that works in a 360-degree manner to support cultures and thinkers it believes in.   As part of the line up, the Grammy-winning artist M.I.A. gave guests a full performance of some of her most beloved songs, including Borders, Hip hop -Born free, Yala Warrior Princess and Paper Planes in celebration of “Laboratory of Fun.” The production featured Tamil dancers, and the singer wore Off-White™.   The Off-White™ FW21 collection is now available at Off-White™ boutiques, Off---White.com, Farfetch.com, and retail partners worldwide. Off-White™ Fall/Winter 2021—revealed today during Haute Couture week in Paris—is a see-now, buy-now collection named “Laboratory of Fun.”     The title references Cedric Price’s “Fun Palace,” circa 1961. “Fun Palace” was an idea for a London-based convention center, formulated to represent a “university of the streets.” It was to provide a flexible framework for programmable spaces dedicated to creativity. Though the premise was never built, Off-White’s founder and creative director Virgil Abloh was influenced by the modernity and modularity of Price’s thinking—and its likening, in some ways, to the classic American shopping mall. In turn, “Laboratory of Fun” takes an aesthetically linear and structure-driven approach, harkening back to Abloh’s formal training as an architect. Precision silhouettes and mostly-monochrome looks stand out; a notable reduction in graphic elements and motifs begins to symbolize a new sense of clarity at the house. Furthermore, the designer Dieter Rams’ portfolio for the German consumer goods company Braun served as inspiration. As a result, “Laboratory of Fun” is collectively pared-back, measured and exacting—yet it is far from minimal. It’s the sartorial reflection of a methodical builder, working at their drafting table.     “This collection speaks in part to my roots as an architect,” says Abloh. “It signifies an evolution of the Off-White™ approach, continuing to blur the lines between creative disciplines and inspirations. It’s about pushing the aesthetic forward into a novel, highly explorable space.”     Both the womenswear and menswear components are anchored in a color palette drawn from Rams’ oeuvre at Braun: shades of gray, neutrals, and slightly attenuated mid-century-style oranges, blues and yellows are most visible.   Overall, the collection features elongated tailoring, including square-shouldered coat-dresses with extended—almost to the hip—single-button closures. Outsize cable-knits are stained with indigo dye; additional tailored blazers have sharp-cut shoulders and single-creased sleeves. Trouser and Bermuda shapes are boxy and roomy, while outerwear and select evening pieces are sewn with new Dieter Rams press studs (which have been manufactured for Off-White™ by COBRAX). A halter top evening dress depicts an adapted rendering of stair cladding and gangways; it’s a direct representation of space, movement, and the intersection of ergonomic engineering and clothes-making.   Additionally, boxed silhouettes manifest as cut-and-sewn pieces or sculptural garments, such as a rectangular, standing puffa vest. “Rams check” grids appear, recalling the designer, with further associations of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. These perpendicular lines are sewn into wools, akin to markings on a blueprint. Single-breasted blazers, extended overcoats and knitwear pinned with metal accents, and separates with graffiti art by Pablo Tomek also feature prominently.   The accessories narrative at “Laboratory of Fun” revolves around spacious carriers, often with colorful, contrasting chain straps. Chunky boots and needle-thin heels bring dynamism to the soft rigor of the clothing, while polychrome sunglasses impart an eccentric touch.   “Laboratory of Fun” was presented in a streaming format on July 4 via Off-White’s newly redesigned website—it will remain viewable online over the next few months. The collection reveal also coincided with the opening of Off-White’s Paris flagship store, located at the intersection of Rue de Castiglione and Rue du Mont Thabor near Place Vendôme. The multi-level boutique, which features not only retail but also a café, exhibition spaces, and more, was designed in collaboration between Abloh and AMO, the think-tank branch of the architecture firm OMA.   On July 2nd and 3rd, Off-White™ Paris hosted “Imaginary FM,” a twist on a radio station that aired ahead of the Fall/Winter 2021 collection reveal on July 4th. “Imaginary FM” marked an evolution of Off-White’s “Imaginary TV” concept, in which multi-hyphenate creatives and individuals showcased and discussed various topics, music styles, work, and more, across a boundary-less medium. “Imaginary FM” saw 20 performances and segments over July 2nd and July 3rd, with a kick off by Tatyana Jane, appearances by Trinice McNally (I Support Black Women) and Jaimee Swift (Black Women Radicals), Bonnie Banane, Yard, Aleqs Notal, La Créole and collectives of creatives bringing their own style to Off-White’s airwaves.   To bring the imaginary to life, Off-White™ tapped Rinse France as the primary partner on “Imaginary FM.” Paris and London-based, Rinse is not only a radio station, but also a multi-activity hub that works in a 360-degree manner to support cultures and thinkers it believes in.   As part of the line up, the Grammy-winning artist M.I.A. gave guests a full performance of some of her most beloved songs, including Borders, Hip hop -Born free, Yala Warrior Princess and Paper Planes in celebration of “Laboratory of Fun.” The production featured Tamil dancers, and the singer wore Off-White™.   The Off-White™ FW21 collection is now available at Off-White™ boutiques, Off---White.com, Farfetch.com, and retail partners worldwide.

IRIS VAN HERPEN PRESENTS ’EARTHRISE’ Autumn & Winter 2021-2022
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IRIS VAN HERPEN PRESENTS ’EARTHRISE’ Autumn & Winter 2021-2022

Fashion Week Iris van Herpen shows her latest collection ‘Earthrise’ during Paris Haute Couture Week on July, 5th 2021. With our planet positioned at the forefront of the global agenda more than ever before, ‘Earthrise’ explores the splendour of this blue body we call home by circling towards the amalgamated awareness to maintain the grandeur of the turning sphere we traverse along. In parallel to Van Herpen’s drive towards an interconnected approach to fashion, the 19 look collection narrates the circular processes that usher change in our sentient world by weaving a symbiotic thread between artisanal tailoring and organic craftsmanship, derived from the perception of our world as one living and breathing organism.     With the turn of the last century came the launch of Apollo 8, the first-ever crewed spacecraft to leave Earth’s orbit and witness the Earthrise from the Moon’s horizon. Astronauts looked over our revolving sphere from afar, to see a boundless, indescribable space; a living, breathing organism, unmarred by conflict, borders as well as hierarchies and all of the entrenched partisans that make up the minutiae of our quotidian lives. Against the darkness of the inky black vastness of space, they experienced an emotional shift: a cosmic perspective of oneness.     Contemplated as a metamorphic realisation, the expedition went beyond scientific headway, remaining a pivotal moment in our evolution as sensitive sapiens. ‘Earthrise’ symbolises this shift of an anthropocentric perspective — our discernment of time has never felt so spectral. Tasked to feel, rather than to count, this novel ethos was framed as ‘Earth-gazing,' to observe the intricacies of this cosmic view and the magnificence of our surrounding mythosphere. To challenge the immensity of space that surrounds our tellurian haven, Iris van Herpen, enraptured by the seductive ancient human dream to fly out into the stratosphere of the unfamiliar, collaborates with the female world- champion skydiver Domitille Kiger. Capering through the expansive skies, from the age of 15, the designer grew fascinated by the choreographed performance of her craft, fusing two diametrical opposed worlds of artistry and science.     Through Kiger’s graceful sky-dancing, she embodies a new meaning of earthly freedom, thwarting any fear with the spirit of transcendence. Through the extreme speed and Kiger's choreography, while sky-dancing, the custom Haute Couture gown reveals the turbulence of the intricate handwork. Made from thousands of blue spheres in colour gradients, embodying our 'blue marble’ home, the gown spins off in dazzling twists in an array of directions simultaneously.     The finale is paradoxically a meditative moment, depicting a single person floating in space, merging the elements of dance, exploration and the innovative mind through this sky-dance. The ultimate intricacy, softness and delicacy of Haute Couture are merged for the first time with the extreme sport of skydiving which requires ultimate resilience and toughness. ‘For ‘Earthrise’ it has been my dare to push delicate three-dimensional craftsmanship into the extreme spheres of 300 km an hour resilience-finding the ultimate corners of durability in the craftsmanship of Haute Couture.’     Fostering adventurous athleticism and fearlessness in this collection, Iris van Herpen stitches together these polar disciplines. Haute Couture and skydiving alike relinquish the thrill of leaving aside everything that holds one to the ground. The intimate creative process and the meticulous precise shaping and draping of fabric are imperative to both; for Kiger, the lifeline for each skydive, for Iris van Herpen the shaping of a garment into an empowering experience.     Typifying the feeling of unity, this season the maison collaborates with the Icelandic artist James Merry, the kinetic artist Casey Curran and French-British artist Rogan Brown. Spanning three looks in the collection, the atelier seamlessly weaves in Brown’s distinctive aesthetic which is inspired by the tradition of scientific illustration and results in incredibly detailed, delicate relief sculptures made from the accretion of multiple layers. Akin to the designer’s vision, process and materiality are paramount as large hand and laser-cut pieces are dissected from sheet after sheet of paper in careful scientific fashion with scalpel knife or laser, sometimes taking months to complete, the slow act of cutting repeating the long time-based processes that dominate nature: growth, decay and re-growth. The meticulous detailing goes beyond the eye's perception, where fabric is torn and expanded in multiple directions simultaneously through powerful force. The fabric’s evolution from plant, to weave, to plant again is mirrored in the various stages in these looks.     Evgueni Galperine’s composition evokes a transcending unison of space and time in which the skydiver travels. Igniting Tsunaina’s intimate then explosive vocals, Evgueni’s collaboration with the artist creates an invisible bond between the score and the visuals. An experimental hybrid of electronic and orchestral instruments, as well as planetary NASA recordings rippling through the composition, are melted with Tsunaina’s vocals, forming a collective oneness between mankind and nature.   As a continuation of van Herpen’s dedication to sustainability, ‘Earthrise’ marks a further chapter with Parley for the Oceans. Raising awareness of the fragility of our blue marble, multiple looks, in addition to the ones created in collaboration with Brown and the Skydive gown for Kiger, are crafted from Parley Ocean Plastic® made from upcycled marine debris by Parley's Global Cleanup Network.     Levitating against the clouds that encircle the dramatic natural cathedrals of nature’s Kingdom — the Dolomite Mountains — Film Director Masha Vasyukova challenges the inherent discernment of space and time by sequencing the linearity of time into a circular orbit. A portent portrayal of earthly virtue that ascents into a celestial scenery beyond the skies, the interconnected craftsmanship and layered anatomy of the looks pay homage to the anima mundi, the world as one living body. The magnificent environment around us nurturing an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, similar to the way the soul is connected to our bodies.     WATCH THE SHOW HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap1oUBCznO4&feature=youtu.be Iris van Herpen shows her latest collection ‘Earthrise’ during Paris Haute Couture Week on July, 5th 2021. With our planet positioned at the forefront of the global agenda more than ever before, ‘Earthrise’ explores the splendour of this blue body we call home by circling towards the amalgamated awareness to maintain the grandeur of the turning sphere we traverse along. In parallel to Van Herpen’s drive towards an interconnected approach to fashion, the 19 look collection narrates the circular processes that usher change in our sentient world by weaving a symbiotic thread between artisanal tailoring and organic craftsmanship, derived from the perception of our world as one living and breathing organism.     With the turn of the last century came the launch of Apollo 8, the first-ever crewed spacecraft to leave Earth’s orbit and witness the Earthrise from the Moon’s horizon. Astronauts looked over our revolving sphere from afar, to see a boundless, indescribable space; a living, breathing organism, unmarred by conflict, borders as well as hierarchies and all of the entrenched partisans that make up the minutiae of our quotidian lives. Against the darkness of the inky black vastness of space, they experienced an emotional shift: a cosmic perspective of oneness.     Contemplated as a metamorphic realisation, the expedition went beyond scientific headway, remaining a pivotal moment in our evolution as sensitive sapiens. ‘Earthrise’ symbolises this shift of an anthropocentric perspective — our discernment of time has never felt so spectral. Tasked to feel, rather than to count, this novel ethos was framed as ‘Earth-gazing,' to observe the intricacies of this cosmic view and the magnificence of our surrounding mythosphere. To challenge the immensity of space that surrounds our tellurian haven, Iris van Herpen, enraptured by the seductive ancient human dream to fly out into the stratosphere of the unfamiliar, collaborates with the female world- champion skydiver Domitille Kiger. Capering through the expansive skies, from the age of 15, the designer grew fascinated by the choreographed performance of her craft, fusing two diametrical opposed worlds of artistry and science.     Through Kiger’s graceful sky-dancing, she embodies a new meaning of earthly freedom, thwarting any fear with the spirit of transcendence. Through the extreme speed and Kiger's choreography, while sky-dancing, the custom Haute Couture gown reveals the turbulence of the intricate handwork. Made from thousands of blue spheres in colour gradients, embodying our 'blue marble’ home, the gown spins off in dazzling twists in an array of directions simultaneously.     The finale is paradoxically a meditative moment, depicting a single person floating in space, merging the elements of dance, exploration and the innovative mind through this sky-dance. The ultimate intricacy, softness and delicacy of Haute Couture are merged for the first time with the extreme sport of skydiving which requires ultimate resilience and toughness. ‘For ‘Earthrise’ it has been my dare to push delicate three-dimensional craftsmanship into the extreme spheres of 300 km an hour resilience-finding the ultimate corners of durability in the craftsmanship of Haute Couture.’     Fostering adventurous athleticism and fearlessness in this collection, Iris van Herpen stitches together these polar disciplines. Haute Couture and skydiving alike relinquish the thrill of leaving aside everything that holds one to the ground. The intimate creative process and the meticulous precise shaping and draping of fabric are imperative to both; for Kiger, the lifeline for each skydive, for Iris van Herpen the shaping of a garment into an empowering experience.     Typifying the feeling of unity, this season the maison collaborates with the Icelandic artist James Merry, the kinetic artist Casey Curran and French-British artist Rogan Brown. Spanning three looks in the collection, the atelier seamlessly weaves in Brown’s distinctive aesthetic which is inspired by the tradition of scientific illustration and results in incredibly detailed, delicate relief sculptures made from the accretion of multiple layers. Akin to the designer’s vision, process and materiality are paramount as large hand and laser-cut pieces are dissected from sheet after sheet of paper in careful scientific fashion with scalpel knife or laser, sometimes taking months to complete, the slow act of cutting repeating the long time-based processes that dominate nature: growth, decay and re-growth. The meticulous detailing goes beyond the eye's perception, where fabric is torn and expanded in multiple directions simultaneously through powerful force. The fabric’s evolution from plant, to weave, to plant again is mirrored in the various stages in these looks.     Evgueni Galperine’s composition evokes a transcending unison of space and time in which the skydiver travels. Igniting Tsunaina’s intimate then explosive vocals, Evgueni’s collaboration with the artist creates an invisible bond between the score and the visuals. An experimental hybrid of electronic and orchestral instruments, as well as planetary NASA recordings rippling through the composition, are melted with Tsunaina’s vocals, forming a collective oneness between mankind and nature.   As a continuation of van Herpen’s dedication to sustainability, ‘Earthrise’ marks a further chapter with Parley for the Oceans. Raising awareness of the fragility of our blue marble, multiple looks, in addition to the ones created in collaboration with Brown and the Skydive gown for Kiger, are crafted from Parley Ocean Plastic® made from upcycled marine debris by Parley's Global Cleanup Network.     Levitating against the clouds that encircle the dramatic natural cathedrals of nature’s Kingdom — the Dolomite Mountains — Film Director Masha Vasyukova challenges the inherent discernment of space and time by sequencing the linearity of time into a circular orbit. A portent portrayal of earthly virtue that ascents into a celestial scenery beyond the skies, the interconnected craftsmanship and layered anatomy of the looks pay homage to the anima mundi, the world as one living body. The magnificent environment around us nurturing an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, similar to the way the soul is connected to our bodies.     WATCH THE SHOW HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap1oUBCznO4&feature=youtu.be

Acne Studios presents new 08STHLM sneaker style in glitter silver
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Acne Studios presents new 08STHLM sneaker style in glitter silver

Accessories The 08STHLM sneaker family first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection as a streamlined take on the classic basketball sneaker in all-white and all-black versions. The high- tops feature a rounded toe, exaggerated eyestays and a sturdy rubber sole. For the launch of the 08STHLM style, Acne Studios has created a limited-edition glitter version.     The uppers are completely coated in several different tints of silver glitter, while the tonal printed sole has an unexpected velour-like finish that is soft to the touch, embossed with the Acne Studios logo on the side and Face motif carved on the outsole. The laces are also fastened with a transparent Face logo stopper.     The glitter version come with special silver glitter socks with dusky pink stripes and the Acne Studios logo, a retro sneaker box wrapped in holographic paper and lined in grey flock, chrome shoe deodoriser balls with the Face logo and holographic ‘Acne Studios’ foil stickers.     For the release of the 08STHLM limited edition glitter sneaker, rising star music artist Audrey Nuna features the kicks in an exclusive music video marking her directing debut and in which she performed.     Only 300 pairs of the glitter 08STHLM will be sold worldwide. They will be available in selected Acne Studios stores, online at acnestudios.com and in selected wholesale partners worldwide. The 08STHLM sneaker family first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection as a streamlined take on the classic basketball sneaker in all-white and all-black versions. The high- tops feature a rounded toe, exaggerated eyestays and a sturdy rubber sole. For the launch of the 08STHLM style, Acne Studios has created a limited-edition glitter version.     The uppers are completely coated in several different tints of silver glitter, while the tonal printed sole has an unexpected velour-like finish that is soft to the touch, embossed with the Acne Studios logo on the side and Face motif carved on the outsole. The laces are also fastened with a transparent Face logo stopper.     The glitter version come with special silver glitter socks with dusky pink stripes and the Acne Studios logo, a retro sneaker box wrapped in holographic paper and lined in grey flock, chrome shoe deodoriser balls with the Face logo and holographic ‘Acne Studios’ foil stickers.     For the release of the 08STHLM limited edition glitter sneaker, rising star music artist Audrey Nuna features the kicks in an exclusive music video marking her directing debut and in which she performed.     Only 300 pairs of the glitter 08STHLM will be sold worldwide. They will be available in selected Acne Studios stores, online at acnestudios.com and in selected wholesale partners worldwide.

AMBUSH & GENTLE MONSTER COLLABORATE
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AMBUSH & GENTLE MONSTER COLLABORATE

Accessories After the success of their first collaboration eyewear, Gentle Monster and Ambush are reuniting to launch their new collection. Minimal yet edgy, this collection is inspired by 'climbing', featuring two sunglass designs each with three color options and a 'CARABINER' detail that highlights two brands' identities.     Ambush's creative director YOON has remarked "Gentle Monster has been incredible with its unique vision and presence in the industry, pumping out many unique pieces straight from Korea, my motherland. I'm proud to announce our second collaboration using our classic motifs found in our jewelry line, 'carabiner'."     GroovyRoom and Ash Island are joining the campaign by creating the Ambush x Gentle Monster collaboration track. Starting from Ash Island's DAZED editorial revealed on June 21st to the release of the collaboration track and music video in early July (July 9th), this new collaboration connects components of fashion and music, tying them all together reversibly.     This collaboration collection will be released on July 8th worldwide, sold at Gentle Monster and Ambush's on/offline stores, and global select shops. After the success of their first collaboration eyewear, Gentle Monster and Ambush are reuniting to launch their new collection. Minimal yet edgy, this collection is inspired by 'climbing', featuring two sunglass designs each with three color options and a 'CARABINER' detail that highlights two brands' identities.     Ambush's creative director YOON has remarked "Gentle Monster has been incredible with its unique vision and presence in the industry, pumping out many unique pieces straight from Korea, my motherland. I'm proud to announce our second collaboration using our classic motifs found in our jewelry line, 'carabiner'."     GroovyRoom and Ash Island are joining the campaign by creating the Ambush x Gentle Monster collaboration track. Starting from Ash Island's DAZED editorial revealed on June 21st to the release of the collaboration track and music video in early July (July 9th), this new collaboration connects components of fashion and music, tying them all together reversibly.     This collaboration collection will be released on July 8th worldwide, sold at Gentle Monster and Ambush's on/offline stores, and global select shops.

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