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Nodaleto in collaboration with Anissa Kermiche
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Nodaleto in collaboration with Anissa Kermiche

Design On its first anniversary and to celebrate the arrival of Spring, Nodaleto teams up with jewellery and objects designer Anissa Kermiche for an exclusive design. The classic Bulla Corta boots becomes a ceramic vase, designed in four colours specific to the Nodaleto universe.   Julia Toledano, Nodaleto designer and co-founder says : “We recreated the Corta boots which was the first shoe I designed. Interior design being one of my main sources of inspiration and proposing an object seemed perfectly natural and obvious. It is also an opportunity for us to construct something other than a fashion piece. This is the first step for Nodaleto towards other future projects.”   Olivier Leone, artistic director and co-founder added: “Julia and Anissa have a common desire to talk to real women through their designs: Anissa through her vases, subjugating the beauty of forms and Julia in designs in which women feel both feminine, sensual and free. Passionate about flowers, the opportunity was perfect to bring a collaboration with the support of Debeaulieu for the arrival of Spring.”   Anissa Kermiche says: “During a friendly conversation two years ago, Olivier introduced me to the Nodaleto project. I was immediately struck by Julia’s designs, and their architectural aspect. The first idea was to integrate a jewellery piece into the shoe, but it developed naturally into a ceramic project, just as my vases were gaining momentum. The vase is inspired by their signature boots, heels and deep-seated shape. It is available in four colours that echo the Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection of the brand.”   The vases will be available on Nodaleto.com at 220 euros from April 3rd.     On its first anniversary and to celebrate the arrival of Spring, Nodaleto teams up with jewellery and objects designer Anissa Kermiche for an exclusive design. The classic Bulla Corta boots becomes a ceramic vase, designed in four colours specific to the Nodaleto universe.   Julia Toledano, Nodaleto designer and co-founder says : “We recreated the Corta boots which was the first shoe I designed. Interior design being one of my main sources of inspiration and proposing an object seemed perfectly natural and obvious. It is also an opportunity for us to construct something other than a fashion piece. This is the first step for Nodaleto towards other future projects.”   Olivier Leone, artistic director and co-founder added: “Julia and Anissa have a common desire to talk to real women through their designs: Anissa through her vases, subjugating the beauty of forms and Julia in designs in which women feel both feminine, sensual and free. Passionate about flowers, the opportunity was perfect to bring a collaboration with the support of Debeaulieu for the arrival of Spring.”   Anissa Kermiche says: “During a friendly conversation two years ago, Olivier introduced me to the Nodaleto project. I was immediately struck by Julia’s designs, and their architectural aspect. The first idea was to integrate a jewellery piece into the shoe, but it developed naturally into a ceramic project, just as my vases were gaining momentum. The vase is inspired by their signature boots, heels and deep-seated shape. It is available in four colours that echo the Fall-Winter 2019-2020 collection of the brand.”   The vases will be available on Nodaleto.com at 220 euros from April 3rd.    

Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Digital Events
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Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Digital Events

Exhibition As per the French government’s directive, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is closed, and all its events and activities cancelled until further notice. During these exceptional circumstances the Fondation continues to share content with its public and community allowing them to relive or discover certain exhibitions, concerts, masterclasses and events that it has offered since its 2014 opening. Each week the Fondation sets 3 digital events: - Wednesday at 6 p.m. a visit of an exhibition with commentary by the curators - Friday at 8:30 p.m. a concert held at the Auditorium - Sunday at 5:30 p.m. a concert by the graduates of the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle led by Gautier Capuçon  Program #FLVfromhome for the week of March 23:     Wednesday March 25 – 6 p.m. "In Tune with the World", exhibition presented from 11 April 2018 to 27 August 2018 (2018, 18 min., French version with English subtitles) Ever since the first exhibition of emblematic works from its collection, during the 2014 inauguration of the building designed by Frank Gehry, the Fondation Louis Vuitton has regularly exhibited different collection displays. Some followed the four main categories that inform the making of the Collection (Contemplative, Expressionist, Pop, Music & Sound), and others were dedicated to contemporary art from specific regions of the world such as dedicated to China (2016) and Africa (2017).   Throughout the galleries, "In Tune with the World" (11th April - 27th August 2018) unveiled a new selection of artists from the collection, using several different media, bringing together modern and contemporary works.   Head curator: Suzanne Pagé Curators: Angéline Scherf, Ludovic Delalande and Claire Staebler The exhibition film "In Tune with the World" is available Wednesday at 6 p.m.:https://youtu.be/x48D3ZVes_0     Friday March 27 – 8:30 p.m. Concert by Lang Lang (recorded on the 28 October 2014, 62 min.)   After starting his career with a dazzling debut in Carnegie Hall in 2001, the prodigy has earned his place among the world's greatest talents, with an aura that now extends far beyond the confines of the classical repertoire. Lang Lang has become the piano phenomenon of the 21st-century.  His worldwide concerts have been met with great acclaim, especially his versions of Liszt, who ranks as one of his favourite composers.   Program: Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaïkovski The concert by Lang Lang is available Friday at 8:30 p.m.: https://youtu.be/7j36IbYG2NE     Sunday March 29– 5:30 p.m. “Violoncelles, vibrez !” - documentary on the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle (2014, 54 min., French version) The documentary looks at the work of Gautier Capuçon with his 6 graduates from the promotion 1 of the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle. The 6 students of season 1 were selected by audition by Gautier Capuçon who then accompanied them from December 2014 to June 2015. A musical immersion in the heart of Frank Gehry’s building.  The documentary “Violoncelles, vibrez !” is available Sunday at 5:30 p.m.: https://youtu.be/9oSaP_ueN_0   As per the French government’s directive, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is closed, and all its events and activities cancelled until further notice. During these exceptional circumstances the Fondation continues to share content with its public and community allowing them to relive or discover certain exhibitions, concerts, masterclasses and events that it has offered since its 2014 opening. Each week the Fondation sets 3 digital events: - Wednesday at 6 p.m. a visit of an exhibition with commentary by the curators - Friday at 8:30 p.m. a concert held at the Auditorium - Sunday at 5:30 p.m. a concert by the graduates of the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle led by Gautier Capuçon  Program #FLVfromhome for the week of March 23:     Wednesday March 25 – 6 p.m. "In Tune with the World", exhibition presented from 11 April 2018 to 27 August 2018 (2018, 18 min., French version with English subtitles) Ever since the first exhibition of emblematic works from its collection, during the 2014 inauguration of the building designed by Frank Gehry, the Fondation Louis Vuitton has regularly exhibited different collection displays. Some followed the four main categories that inform the making of the Collection (Contemplative, Expressionist, Pop, Music & Sound), and others were dedicated to contemporary art from specific regions of the world such as dedicated to China (2016) and Africa (2017).   Throughout the galleries, "In Tune with the World" (11th April - 27th August 2018) unveiled a new selection of artists from the collection, using several different media, bringing together modern and contemporary works.   Head curator: Suzanne Pagé Curators: Angéline Scherf, Ludovic Delalande and Claire Staebler The exhibition film "In Tune with the World" is available Wednesday at 6 p.m.:https://youtu.be/x48D3ZVes_0     Friday March 27 – 8:30 p.m. Concert by Lang Lang (recorded on the 28 October 2014, 62 min.)   After starting his career with a dazzling debut in Carnegie Hall in 2001, the prodigy has earned his place among the world's greatest talents, with an aura that now extends far beyond the confines of the classical repertoire. Lang Lang has become the piano phenomenon of the 21st-century.  His worldwide concerts have been met with great acclaim, especially his versions of Liszt, who ranks as one of his favourite composers.   Program: Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaïkovski The concert by Lang Lang is available Friday at 8:30 p.m.: https://youtu.be/7j36IbYG2NE     Sunday March 29– 5:30 p.m. “Violoncelles, vibrez !” - documentary on the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle (2014, 54 min., French version) The documentary looks at the work of Gautier Capuçon with his 6 graduates from the promotion 1 of the Classe d’Excellence de Violoncelle. The 6 students of season 1 were selected by audition by Gautier Capuçon who then accompanied them from December 2014 to June 2015. A musical immersion in the heart of Frank Gehry’s building.  The documentary “Violoncelles, vibrez !” is available Sunday at 5:30 p.m.: https://youtu.be/9oSaP_ueN_0  

Daily Paper joins forces with David Alabo on a capsule collection
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Daily Paper joins forces with David Alabo on a capsule collection

Fashion As part of the Spring Summer 2020 collection, Daily Paper commissioned Ghanian visual artist David Alabo on a limited-edition capsule collection. The collaborative project features the creatives' visual design on a range of t-shirts, each highlighting an Afro-Surrealistic tarot card providing insight and guidance through symbolism and spiritual wisdom.      Just like Daily Paper, Alabo creates futuristic worlds that highlight Africa and its diaspora. Using 3-dimensional abstract works, photography and mixed media pieces as primary mediums, the young artist is committed to gaining an understanding of how best to showcase and critique African society through the lens of the strange & fantastical.   "Daily Paper is dedicated to promoting African culture by honoring the past and its influence on their vision of the future. They push the boundaries and challenge the perception of Africa in the fashion world which is what I aim to achieve in the art world too. It just makes sense that we work together and inspire each other" - David Alabo As part of the Spring Summer 2020 collection, Daily Paper commissioned Ghanian visual artist David Alabo on a limited-edition capsule collection. The collaborative project features the creatives' visual design on a range of t-shirts, each highlighting an Afro-Surrealistic tarot card providing insight and guidance through symbolism and spiritual wisdom.      Just like Daily Paper, Alabo creates futuristic worlds that highlight Africa and its diaspora. Using 3-dimensional abstract works, photography and mixed media pieces as primary mediums, the young artist is committed to gaining an understanding of how best to showcase and critique African society through the lens of the strange & fantastical.   "Daily Paper is dedicated to promoting African culture by honoring the past and its influence on their vision of the future. They push the boundaries and challenge the perception of Africa in the fashion world which is what I aim to achieve in the art world too. It just makes sense that we work together and inspire each other" - David Alabo

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Max Mara releases the Whitney bag
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Max Mara releases the Whitney bag

Accessories To reinvent oneself. To continually renew the message. This is the goal of every artist and every museum. A case in point is the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, founded in 1930 by the sculptor and art patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. A museum that emerged in 2015 as one of the cultural epicenters of downtown New York when it moved into the futuristic Renzo Piano designed building that faces the High Line at 99 Gansevoort Street and is now celebrating its 5th anniversary.   It just happens to be the anniversary shared by another notable icon, the Whitney Bag, created by Max Mara in collaboration with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop to celebrate the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Crafted in soft, quality leather, the hallmark of the “Whitney Bag” – as indeed the architectural structure of the building – is its elegant surface, featuring distinctive ribbing that gradually becomes fine lines, directly recalling the steel tie- beamed exterior of the new Whitney Museum. These graphic lines are created using traditional leather craft with innovative industrial techniques. Brass plates are used to mold the strips of leather that are then topstitched together to construct the pattern on the bag. In describing the Whitney Bag, all metal detailing is based on the observation of the structural metal components of the architectural project by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The façade of the building is used as inspiration for the buckles, while the inside pocket and the unmistakable snap hook act as a signature feature of the bag.   “The Whitney bag has been designed to be timeless, and after five years it still represents a modern, elegant and simple way to design, where details and craftsmanship really matter.” Elisabetta Trezzani, partner RPBW.   To celebrate its 5th anniversary, the cult bag has been revived in a special edition version dedicated to the American painter Florine Stettheimer who boasts an important presence at the Whitney. A feminist and activist ante-litteram (1871-1944), Stettheimer’s work “Sun”, created in 1931, inspired the bag’s five new color variants and the design of the floral printed lining. Indeed an anniversary issue, or better yet five, to collect like works of art.   Florine Stettheimer (1871 – 1944) was a pioneer of modern art. A native New Yorker, Stettheimer embraced New York City’s emergent modern art community where she established herself as a painter, poet and theatrical designer. An early feminist, Stettheimer is credited with painting the first female nude self-portrait. She received widespread acclaim for her costume and set designs, notably for Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s opera, “Four Saints in Three Acts”. Stettheimer’s avant-garde painting style often focused on societal quirks with her family and friends as the subjects. Her work has been showcased in more than 40 international exhibitions.   The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875– 1942), houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Mrs. Whitney, an early and ardent supporter of modern American art, nurtured groundbreaking artists at a time when audiences were still largely preoccupied with the Old Masters. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for more than eighty years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.   To reinvent oneself. To continually renew the message. This is the goal of every artist and every museum. A case in point is the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, founded in 1930 by the sculptor and art patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. A museum that emerged in 2015 as one of the cultural epicenters of downtown New York when it moved into the futuristic Renzo Piano designed building that faces the High Line at 99 Gansevoort Street and is now celebrating its 5th anniversary.   It just happens to be the anniversary shared by another notable icon, the Whitney Bag, created by Max Mara in collaboration with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop to celebrate the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Crafted in soft, quality leather, the hallmark of the “Whitney Bag” – as indeed the architectural structure of the building – is its elegant surface, featuring distinctive ribbing that gradually becomes fine lines, directly recalling the steel tie- beamed exterior of the new Whitney Museum. These graphic lines are created using traditional leather craft with innovative industrial techniques. Brass plates are used to mold the strips of leather that are then topstitched together to construct the pattern on the bag. In describing the Whitney Bag, all metal detailing is based on the observation of the structural metal components of the architectural project by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The façade of the building is used as inspiration for the buckles, while the inside pocket and the unmistakable snap hook act as a signature feature of the bag.   “The Whitney bag has been designed to be timeless, and after five years it still represents a modern, elegant and simple way to design, where details and craftsmanship really matter.” Elisabetta Trezzani, partner RPBW.   To celebrate its 5th anniversary, the cult bag has been revived in a special edition version dedicated to the American painter Florine Stettheimer who boasts an important presence at the Whitney. A feminist and activist ante-litteram (1871-1944), Stettheimer’s work “Sun”, created in 1931, inspired the bag’s five new color variants and the design of the floral printed lining. Indeed an anniversary issue, or better yet five, to collect like works of art.   Florine Stettheimer (1871 – 1944) was a pioneer of modern art. A native New Yorker, Stettheimer embraced New York City’s emergent modern art community where she established herself as a painter, poet and theatrical designer. An early feminist, Stettheimer is credited with painting the first female nude self-portrait. She received widespread acclaim for her costume and set designs, notably for Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson’s opera, “Four Saints in Three Acts”. Stettheimer’s avant-garde painting style often focused on societal quirks with her family and friends as the subjects. Her work has been showcased in more than 40 international exhibitions.   The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875– 1942), houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Mrs. Whitney, an early and ardent supporter of modern American art, nurtured groundbreaking artists at a time when audiences were still largely preoccupied with the Old Masters. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for more than eighty years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.  

McLaren's latest addition to acclaimed 7T Series
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McLaren's latest addition to acclaimed 7T Series

Lifestyle The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition, the latest addition to the acclaimed 7T Series, is be available at OnePlus.com.   With 12 GB of RAM and powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855+ mobile platform, the ultra-premium OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is the fastest-ever device designed by OnePlus. Boasting a 90 Hz QHD+ Fluid Display, triple-camera system, Warp Charge 30T and UFS 3.0 256 GB storage, the flagship offers unparalleled performance.    Faster and Smoother than ever before  Inspired by McLaren Automotive’s iconic supercars, the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition boasts an array of class-leading technology, such as the 90 Hz Fluid Display, with a 6.67-inch screen and 3120 x 1440p QHD+ resolution. The incredibly smooth display refreshes at 90 times per second for an immersive viewing experience.  The powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855+ mobile platform delivers 15% faster graphics performance compared to its predecessor. Under the hood, there is 12 GB of RAM making loading apps and multitasking super quick and effortless. The device also comes with UFS 3.0 256 GB storage, with a fast read-and-write speed comparable to a computer SSD.  With Warp Charge 30T, you get a day’s power in half an hour and a full charge in one hour.    Elevated design  Drawing inspiration from a super composite material seen in ultra-car Speedtail, the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition features the telltale wood-like pattern on the back design. The mysterious texture alters depending on the viewing angle and light conditions.    Beautiful pictures every time  The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition sports a triple-camera system powered by the UltraShot engine. The 48 MP main camera features a ½ inch super-sized sensor with a F1.6 aperture. The 16 MP ultra-wide lens has a F2.2 (117°) aperture, accompanied by a telephoto lens with a F2.4 aperture. Nightscape 2.0 completes the set-up.    The phone has a stunning design and takes incredible images with it's both cameras.It packs a Snapdragon 855+ processor with a Snapdragon X55 5G modem and 12GB RAM. It includes the famous 1440p 90Hz AMOLED display that was on the OnePlus 7 Pro, and a whole lot more.   The best about the device is the long lasting battery, 90 Hz display, loud stereo speakers and it's amazing high quality design among other things. While on the downside is that is is not water resistant nor has wireless charging possibility.     The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition, the latest addition to the acclaimed 7T Series, is be available at OnePlus.com.   With 12 GB of RAM and powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855+ mobile platform, the ultra-premium OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is the fastest-ever device designed by OnePlus. Boasting a 90 Hz QHD+ Fluid Display, triple-camera system, Warp Charge 30T and UFS 3.0 256 GB storage, the flagship offers unparalleled performance.    Faster and Smoother than ever before  Inspired by McLaren Automotive’s iconic supercars, the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition boasts an array of class-leading technology, such as the 90 Hz Fluid Display, with a 6.67-inch screen and 3120 x 1440p QHD+ resolution. The incredibly smooth display refreshes at 90 times per second for an immersive viewing experience.  The powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855+ mobile platform delivers 15% faster graphics performance compared to its predecessor. Under the hood, there is 12 GB of RAM making loading apps and multitasking super quick and effortless. The device also comes with UFS 3.0 256 GB storage, with a fast read-and-write speed comparable to a computer SSD.  With Warp Charge 30T, you get a day’s power in half an hour and a full charge in one hour.    Elevated design  Drawing inspiration from a super composite material seen in ultra-car Speedtail, the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition features the telltale wood-like pattern on the back design. The mysterious texture alters depending on the viewing angle and light conditions.    Beautiful pictures every time  The OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition sports a triple-camera system powered by the UltraShot engine. The 48 MP main camera features a ½ inch super-sized sensor with a F1.6 aperture. The 16 MP ultra-wide lens has a F2.2 (117°) aperture, accompanied by a telephoto lens with a F2.4 aperture. Nightscape 2.0 completes the set-up.    The phone has a stunning design and takes incredible images with it's both cameras.It packs a Snapdragon 855+ processor with a Snapdragon X55 5G modem and 12GB RAM. It includes the famous 1440p 90Hz AMOLED display that was on the OnePlus 7 Pro, and a whole lot more.   The best about the device is the long lasting battery, 90 Hz display, loud stereo speakers and it's amazing high quality design among other things. While on the downside is that is is not water resistant nor has wireless charging possibility.    

In conversation with Lieselot Elzinga
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In conversation with Lieselot Elzinga

Fashion Week In March 2020, avant-garde fashion label and newcomer Elzinga will launch its FW20 collection, ‘POST POP BLOW OUT’, at the intimate and atmospheric blues café, Maloe Melo.  The FW20 collection is an ode to power dressing. Picking up from the sharp sartorial trends emulated by the 1950s teddy girls and the machismo of punk icon Blondie, Elzinga channels masculinity and femininity in equal measure. Silk organza dresses, neck ties and poppy and houndstooth prints are soaked in hot pinks, blacks and lime greens with pastel accents.  Aside from the launch of the collection itself, the label’s co-founders have hinted there might be further surprises in store for their audience, with rumors of a piñata amongst other festivities.  “It’s all about conveying the same feeling as a live performance; something direct, expressive and rough around the edges. Simple in shape with an extravagant touch,” say Elzinga.  The rst collection, a striking amalgamation of neon animal prints, silk blouses, PVC two-pieces and dramatic silhouettes, was stocked in October 2019 at matchesfashion.com. ‘POST POP BLOW OUT’ will be stocked in June 2020.  Elzinga was founded in 2018 by friends Lieselot Elzinga and Miro Hämäläinen, both graduates of The Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Expanding on Lieselot’s graduation collection, ‘Baby’s Berserk’, the duo began working together on a new fashion line drawing from Lieselot’s experience as a singer and bassist in rock n’ roll groups since the early age of twelve.   We had a deligtful conversation with Liesselot about her latest collection.   What is the story behind the new collection “POST POP BLOW OUT” and what is the inspiration behind the beautiful collection? The FW20 collection is an ode to power dressing. Picking up from the sharp sartorial trends emulated by the 1950s teddy girls and the machismo of punk icon Blondie, we wanted to channel masculinity and femininity in equal measure. A very big inspiration for this collection was Blondie, when we started the collection, I just finished reading her autobiography where she explains how she used her highly feminine image to become one of the biggest female front women of the 20th century. She explains how she used her femininity to set herself apart, but how she felt like a boy performing. That was really inspiring to me because I recognized that feeling from being on stage myself.        What exciting thing do you have coming up besides the launch of the newest collection? Our FW 20 collection will be launching in July so that’s going to be very exciting!! We can’t say too much about what else is coming up butttt we have some very exciting collaborations in store this coming year...      Tell me more about the launch of your label back in 2018 with your co-founder Miro?  Right after my graduation from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam I got approached by Bart Ramakers from Parrot Agency. Together with their guidance Miro and I started working on our first collection that was suitable for production but still had the same aesthetic and excitement as my graduation collection Baby’s Berserk. Miro and I started working together already during our studies at the Rietveld and we noticed that we compliment each other very well. I have a lot of ideas but I have no patience to see it through to the end, where Miro is really patient and much more precise. And we have A LOT of fun together which also really shows in our work.     How important are your experiences with singing and bass playing from your childhood, in your current work? Really important! It’s basically the core of the brand. With my teenage girl band Fuz I used to play a lot around the Netherlands from a very early age. We really figured out as a girl group how to use fashion as a tool to gain more confidence and power on stage. If you are on stage you want to convey a very direct and clear message, you want the moment you walk on stage to be powerful and you want the audience to react. And this is basically what Elzinga wants to convey and evoke. We want our designs to be simple and direct in shape, but still extravagant and a little rough around the edges.     What is your brand identity built on and what is your design long-term desire? Our brand identity is mostly build around my experiences on stage, it’s about creating something simple but effective. There is also a big DIY element in our brand that cannot be denied. We really want to create an extravagant atmosphere where everyone feels included. We have a lot of dreams for the brand of course but for us doing the Valentine’s event at 5 Carlos Place during London Fashion Week was already a dream come true. Working together with an artist like Anna Calvi and showcasing our collection in such a beautiful place was something beyond our wildest dreams. Now on to the next one! In March 2020, avant-garde fashion label and newcomer Elzinga will launch its FW20 collection, ‘POST POP BLOW OUT’, at the intimate and atmospheric blues café, Maloe Melo.  The FW20 collection is an ode to power dressing. Picking up from the sharp sartorial trends emulated by the 1950s teddy girls and the machismo of punk icon Blondie, Elzinga channels masculinity and femininity in equal measure. Silk organza dresses, neck ties and poppy and houndstooth prints are soaked in hot pinks, blacks and lime greens with pastel accents.  Aside from the launch of the collection itself, the label’s co-founders have hinted there might be further surprises in store for their audience, with rumors of a piñata amongst other festivities.  “It’s all about conveying the same feeling as a live performance; something direct, expressive and rough around the edges. Simple in shape with an extravagant touch,” say Elzinga.  The rst collection, a striking amalgamation of neon animal prints, silk blouses, PVC two-pieces and dramatic silhouettes, was stocked in October 2019 at matchesfashion.com. ‘POST POP BLOW OUT’ will be stocked in June 2020.  Elzinga was founded in 2018 by friends Lieselot Elzinga and Miro Hämäläinen, both graduates of The Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Expanding on Lieselot’s graduation collection, ‘Baby’s Berserk’, the duo began working together on a new fashion line drawing from Lieselot’s experience as a singer and bassist in rock n’ roll groups since the early age of twelve.   We had a deligtful conversation with Liesselot about her latest collection.   What is the story behind the new collection “POST POP BLOW OUT” and what is the inspiration behind the beautiful collection? The FW20 collection is an ode to power dressing. Picking up from the sharp sartorial trends emulated by the 1950s teddy girls and the machismo of punk icon Blondie, we wanted to channel masculinity and femininity in equal measure. A very big inspiration for this collection was Blondie, when we started the collection, I just finished reading her autobiography where she explains how she used her highly feminine image to become one of the biggest female front women of the 20th century. She explains how she used her femininity to set herself apart, but how she felt like a boy performing. That was really inspiring to me because I recognized that feeling from being on stage myself.        What exciting thing do you have coming up besides the launch of the newest collection? Our FW 20 collection will be launching in July so that’s going to be very exciting!! We can’t say too much about what else is coming up butttt we have some very exciting collaborations in store this coming year...      Tell me more about the launch of your label back in 2018 with your co-founder Miro?  Right after my graduation from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam I got approached by Bart Ramakers from Parrot Agency. Together with their guidance Miro and I started working on our first collection that was suitable for production but still had the same aesthetic and excitement as my graduation collection Baby’s Berserk. Miro and I started working together already during our studies at the Rietveld and we noticed that we compliment each other very well. I have a lot of ideas but I have no patience to see it through to the end, where Miro is really patient and much more precise. And we have A LOT of fun together which also really shows in our work.     How important are your experiences with singing and bass playing from your childhood, in your current work? Really important! It’s basically the core of the brand. With my teenage girl band Fuz I used to play a lot around the Netherlands from a very early age. We really figured out as a girl group how to use fashion as a tool to gain more confidence and power on stage. If you are on stage you want to convey a very direct and clear message, you want the moment you walk on stage to be powerful and you want the audience to react. And this is basically what Elzinga wants to convey and evoke. We want our designs to be simple and direct in shape, but still extravagant and a little rough around the edges.     What is your brand identity built on and what is your design long-term desire? Our brand identity is mostly build around my experiences on stage, it’s about creating something simple but effective. There is also a big DIY element in our brand that cannot be denied. We really want to create an extravagant atmosphere where everyone feels included. We have a lot of dreams for the brand of course but for us doing the Valentine’s event at 5 Carlos Place during London Fashion Week was already a dream come true. Working together with an artist like Anna Calvi and showcasing our collection in such a beautiful place was something beyond our wildest dreams. Now on to the next one!

Woolrich for Spring & Summer 2020
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Woolrich for Spring & Summer 2020

Fashion Woolrich launches its new campaign, titled "Elements Await"for the Spring Summer 2020 season. Underpinned by a new strategic brand direction, the campaign highlights the collection's trans-seasonal versatility, stylish durability and technical features through an evocative series of films and stills.   Underscoring the product communication is a rich and meaningful brand narrative, one recently reaffirmed by Woolrich. The brand now seeks to not only leverage its storied past, but to also focus on the immediate present - aiming to inspire consumers with the privilege of the outdoors and the manner in which Woolrich products support their needs.   "Our product heritage is rooted in the outdoors, naturally, " says Andrea Cané, Woolrich Creative Director. "But we recognise now that customers are multi-dimensional, that they exist in urban spaces and seek to explore their world in many ways. Our new Spring Summer collection supports their needs, and the campaign is a reflection of both their goals and our values, beliefs and capabilities as a brand.”   Shot in Barcelona and the hills of Montseny and Berga within Catalonia, the campaign was captured by Eddie Wrey and creatively directed by Wednesday Agency. The campaign narrative sees four protagonists charting a journey through natural and urban environments. The mood dictates a sense of powerful progress caught in a reportage style. The viewer sees varied seasonal elements, with the Woolrich product put through its paces and withstanding the conditions with ease.   "We wanted to deeply communicate that Woolrich is there with our customers on whatever pursuits they want to undertake," says Mathieu Garcia, Woolrich Chief Marketing Officer. "The elements are a constant source of inspiration and enablement for both us and our audience. This campaign captures the idea that Woolrich empowers a life built on adventure in the elements, regardless of terrain or environment. We feel that spirit is something that resonates universally and we'll be continuing to explore its own communicative power moving forward."   The campaign launched at the beginning of February, with selected product available in-store and online from the same date.  www.woolrich.com @woolrich Woolrich launches its new campaign, titled "Elements Await"for the Spring Summer 2020 season. Underpinned by a new strategic brand direction, the campaign highlights the collection's trans-seasonal versatility, stylish durability and technical features through an evocative series of films and stills.   Underscoring the product communication is a rich and meaningful brand narrative, one recently reaffirmed by Woolrich. The brand now seeks to not only leverage its storied past, but to also focus on the immediate present - aiming to inspire consumers with the privilege of the outdoors and the manner in which Woolrich products support their needs.   "Our product heritage is rooted in the outdoors, naturally, " says Andrea Cané, Woolrich Creative Director. "But we recognise now that customers are multi-dimensional, that they exist in urban spaces and seek to explore their world in many ways. Our new Spring Summer collection supports their needs, and the campaign is a reflection of both their goals and our values, beliefs and capabilities as a brand.”   Shot in Barcelona and the hills of Montseny and Berga within Catalonia, the campaign was captured by Eddie Wrey and creatively directed by Wednesday Agency. The campaign narrative sees four protagonists charting a journey through natural and urban environments. The mood dictates a sense of powerful progress caught in a reportage style. The viewer sees varied seasonal elements, with the Woolrich product put through its paces and withstanding the conditions with ease.   "We wanted to deeply communicate that Woolrich is there with our customers on whatever pursuits they want to undertake," says Mathieu Garcia, Woolrich Chief Marketing Officer. "The elements are a constant source of inspiration and enablement for both us and our audience. This campaign captures the idea that Woolrich empowers a life built on adventure in the elements, regardless of terrain or environment. We feel that spirit is something that resonates universally and we'll be continuing to explore its own communicative power moving forward."   The campaign launched at the beginning of February, with selected product available in-store and online from the same date.  www.woolrich.com @woolrich

SAMSØE SAMSØE Spring & Summer 2020 Mid-Century's Modern collection
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SAMSØE SAMSØE Spring & Summer 2020 Mid-Century's Modern collection

Fashion Week Building further on pre-Spring’s humancentric approach to fashion, where clean lines, high quality materials and the consideration of function converge, Spring/Summer 2020 sends a nostalgic nod to the Danish Modern design movement, characterised by these same guiding principles. As relevant today as ever, the soft modernism of Scandinavia plays out on a collection where cuts become looser for the warmer months, and elements of sportwear and workwear and their way into the everyday wardrobe. Looking to the era that gave us many of our modern wardrobe staples, the collection is lled with versatile pieces that remain sartorial building blocks: structured transitional jackets cut for aboxy  from tweedy fabrics or tactile velvet areminimally detailed with practical pockets; new renditions of the ubiquitous polo shirt are imbued with nostalgic details and cut for a closet from crisp blends; and oversized sweaters in thick ribbed knits with half-zip fastenings underpin the importance of well made clothing. Just like the design movement, new materials shape the collection’s styles: Samsøe Samsøe’s longstanding tradition of crafting garments from natural fabrics results in pieces that are celebrated as much for their quality as for their simple yet modern shapes. A trench coat for her is cut from structured linen blend and pared back to its purest form with gently rounded shoulders and raglan sleeves. Fusing workwear with streetwear, classic menswear is given utilitarian edge on cotton twill trousers, cut in a new, relaxed shape. Sustainable fabrics and blends also celebrate the shapes of the classics: the bowling shirt has an updated t so it feels in nitelymore modern, cut from soft tencel that falls ina liquid-like drape. Palazzo-style pants designedwith the working woman in mind are crafted inheavy crepe with a lustrous nish. And softlytailored shirts and blouses juxtapose sleek lines with organic shapes, using these new and natural blends to reimagine traditional styles. Purposely devoid of pattern, the collection’s singular standout is a lively bird print found in our archives and inspired by furniture designer Kay Bojesen’s iconic wooden decorations, printed on an ankle-grazing silk dress with shirred cuts. Stripes move away from varsity sensibilities to take on a more nostalgic feel, and an abundance of heritage checks reference the upholstery fabrics of the mid-century movement. Touched with the era’s signature coloursand rooted in nature, monk’s robe, midnight blue and desert sand are enlivened with misty rose and seaweed green. Blurring the lines between how pieces are worn, shirts become jackets, knits become teesand trousers and shorts resemble skirts at rstglance. It’s all about function — and wearing them with an air of studied nonchalance thatbe ts the modern urbanite. more on samsoesamsoe.com Building further on pre-Spring’s humancentric approach to fashion, where clean lines, high quality materials and the consideration of function converge, Spring/Summer 2020 sends a nostalgic nod to the Danish Modern design movement, characterised by these same guiding principles. As relevant today as ever, the soft modernism of Scandinavia plays out on a collection where cuts become looser for the warmer months, and elements of sportwear and workwear and their way into the everyday wardrobe. Looking to the era that gave us many of our modern wardrobe staples, the collection is lled with versatile pieces that remain sartorial building blocks: structured transitional jackets cut for aboxy  from tweedy fabrics or tactile velvet areminimally detailed with practical pockets; new renditions of the ubiquitous polo shirt are imbued with nostalgic details and cut for a closet from crisp blends; and oversized sweaters in thick ribbed knits with half-zip fastenings underpin the importance of well made clothing. Just like the design movement, new materials shape the collection’s styles: Samsøe Samsøe’s longstanding tradition of crafting garments from natural fabrics results in pieces that are celebrated as much for their quality as for their simple yet modern shapes. A trench coat for her is cut from structured linen blend and pared back to its purest form with gently rounded shoulders and raglan sleeves. Fusing workwear with streetwear, classic menswear is given utilitarian edge on cotton twill trousers, cut in a new, relaxed shape. Sustainable fabrics and blends also celebrate the shapes of the classics: the bowling shirt has an updated t so it feels in nitelymore modern, cut from soft tencel that falls ina liquid-like drape. Palazzo-style pants designedwith the working woman in mind are crafted inheavy crepe with a lustrous nish. And softlytailored shirts and blouses juxtapose sleek lines with organic shapes, using these new and natural blends to reimagine traditional styles. Purposely devoid of pattern, the collection’s singular standout is a lively bird print found in our archives and inspired by furniture designer Kay Bojesen’s iconic wooden decorations, printed on an ankle-grazing silk dress with shirred cuts. Stripes move away from varsity sensibilities to take on a more nostalgic feel, and an abundance of heritage checks reference the upholstery fabrics of the mid-century movement. Touched with the era’s signature coloursand rooted in nature, monk’s robe, midnight blue and desert sand are enlivened with misty rose and seaweed green. Blurring the lines between how pieces are worn, shirts become jackets, knits become teesand trousers and shorts resemble skirts at rstglance. It’s all about function — and wearing them with an air of studied nonchalance thatbe ts the modern urbanite. more on samsoesamsoe.com

Exclusive Digital Editorial by Seb Giraud
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Exclusive Digital Editorial by Seb Giraud

Fashion Photographer: Seb Giraud Casting: Corinne Patron Lighting Assistant: Alex Digital: Matias Brigidano Fashion Editor: Joy Sinanian Assistant Fashion Editor: Manavi Dang Hair/Make-up: Mickael Jauneau @ Agence Aurelien Hair/Make-up Assistant: Karine Walzack Using GHD hair et Leonor Greyl hair Grooming with the line Boy de Chanel Models: Anton, Felix, Tom, Milan, Lorelle, Paul, Bartholome #NumeroDigital  Photographer: Seb Giraud Casting: Corinne Patron Lighting Assistant: Alex Digital: Matias Brigidano Fashion Editor: Joy Sinanian Assistant Fashion Editor: Manavi Dang Hair/Make-up: Mickael Jauneau @ Agence Aurelien Hair/Make-up Assistant: Karine Walzack Using GHD hair et Leonor Greyl hair Grooming with the line Boy de Chanel Models: Anton, Felix, Tom, Milan, Lorelle, Paul, Bartholome #NumeroDigital 

Exclusive Editorial with GUCCI starring Nella Roz
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Exclusive Editorial with GUCCI starring Nella Roz

Fashion   photography: Walter Pierre Styling: Koen T. Hendriks @ House of Orange casting: Timotej Letonja Make-up: Anita Jolles Manicure: Frédérique Olthuis @ House of Orange Collage Artist: Marije Seijn Model: Nella Ngingo @ Paparazzi Model Management photography assisntant: Luka Balm Styling assistant: Nour Ezzi   All clothing & accessories:  GUCCI Fall & Winter 2019/20   photography: Walter Pierre Styling: Koen T. Hendriks @ House of Orange casting: Timotej Letonja Make-up: Anita Jolles Manicure: Frédérique Olthuis @ House of Orange Collage Artist: Marije Seijn Model: Nella Ngingo @ Paparazzi Model Management photography assisntant: Luka Balm Styling assistant: Nour Ezzi   All clothing & accessories:  GUCCI Fall & Winter 2019/20

Bvlgari Hotel London
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Bvlgari Hotel London

Travel On 28th May 2012 Bvlgari Hotel London opened in the heart of central London’s most prestigious area, Knightsbridge, as the first brand new luxury hotel build in the city for 40 years. Bvlgari Hotel London pays tribute to Bvlgari’s silversmith origins and Britain’s noblemanufacturing traditions with an understated, elegant design concept with silver forming the underlying theme of the design. The sleek architecture and refined interiors are designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, coupling Bvlgari glamour and heritage with sustainable design features and state of the art technology. Many of the furnishings and textiles throughout the hotel are made exclusively for Bvlgari crafted by Italian manufacturers.   The 85 rooms and suites feature exquisite detailing throughout, such as custom made silk curtains with patterns inspired by some of the classic Bvlgari jewellery designs, and bed side table lamps by Bvlgari’s silver candlesticks. The silver theme continues throughout the hotel with handcrafted Italian detailing such as the two stunning handcrafted solid silver Bvlgari chandeliers in the Ballroom, creating a dramatic centrepiece. Open exclusively to day spa guests, members and guests of the hotel, the 2,000 sqm Bvlgari Spa London is spread over two floors and has been crafted from onyx, oak and Vicenza stone. Highlights of the Spa include 11 private treatment rooms and one double spa suite, complete with its own steam room, Jacuzzi and private treatment room; a 25m swimming pool, created from Vicenza stone and featuring a shimmering green and gold mosaic; and a 150m2 fitness area with a fully-equipped, state of the art Workshop Gymnasium.   Bvlgari Hotel London celebrates its silver screen heritage with the luxurious 47-seat Richard Attenborough Screening Room, offering state of the art cinema-quality sound and vision and an exclusively-curated library of more than 300 new and classic films available to guests of the hotel. The Screening Room is also capable of hosting press events, advance screening film premieres and is available to hire for private screenings.   Bvlgari Hotel London provides sumptuous meeting facilities flexible enough to accommodate events of all kinds with two boardrooms and two private offices, as well as two private dining rooms and a ballroom with private foyer that can cater for up to 140 discerning guests. In the luxury surrounds of the hotel’s Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop & Sampling Lounge rareand vintage cigars can be sampled and purchased.   As a brand new build in the heart of Knightsbridge, the state of the art Bvlgari Hotel London, employs pioneering methods of sustainable luxury and has been developed according to best practices in design set by BREEAM, the leading environmental assessment method for buildings. To meet the strict BREEAM criteria the hotel features such initiatives as anecologically designed “green roof” with bird and bat boxes, the sponsoring of electric carcharging points within the vicinity of the hotel, and energy conserving intelligent lighting. Geothermal Energy, a cost effective, reliable, sustainable and environmentally friendly form of energy generation, has been integrated into the hotel building and is the first of its kind in the UK.   Combining heritage and modernity, refinement and effortless elegance, Knightsbridge is the natural setting for Bvlgari Hotel London that emphasises these same exceptional qualities. Everything that is singular and remarkable about London can be found in Knightsbridge. Here are the city’s most exclusive addresses, its most distinguished cultural venues, its most luxurious department stores and boutiques. The grand cornerstones of Knightsbridge – from the Royal Albert Hall to the Victoria and Albert museum to Harrods – have not only stood the test of time, they have gained lasting elegance and cultural relevance. This is London’s mostprestigious neighbourhood, and one of its most liveable, with the full, appealing expanse of Hyde Park stretching out to its north.   Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, Bvlgari Hotel London is just steps from leafy Hyde Park and the shopping of Sloane Street, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Cultural and historical landmarks such as the Royal Albert Hall and the V&A Museum are a short walk away. The 85 light filled rooms and suites are amongst the largest in London. Many look over Hyde Park and Knightsbridge and each is a well-considered oasis of calm comfort andunderstated luxury. Bvlgari’s attention to detail is evident in the use of exquisite marbles,fine woods and unique detailing. Offering unparalleled accommodation of between 160 and 220 square metres, the seven Bvlgari Suites are of peerless magnificence and immediately upon the opening of the hotel they set new standards for luxurious accommodation in London. Sette restaurant, independently operated by LDV Hospitality, is the first London locationof New York City’s Scarpetta Restaurants, bringing authentic Italian food from the heart of Manhattan with its own inimitable flair. In true ‘Dolce Vita’ style, the evenings continueafter dinner at Sette, downstairs in the ‘underground’ bar, Nolita Social. Named afterNew York’s most charming neighbourhood, North of Little Italy, Nolita Social brings the energy of ‘the New York night’ to London, with a heady mix of crafted cocktails, livemusic and DJ’s. The Lounge features a honed black granite floor and fireplace alongside the Italian- made chairs and sofas covered in special fabrics that complete the contemporary look and provide an alluring space for guests to enjoy a light breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. The Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop and Sampling Lounge at Bvlgari Hotel London has established itself as the premier Knightsbridge destination for connoisseurs in search of truly exceptional vintage cigars. Arranged over two levels, the spacious 2000sqm Bvlgari Spa London reflects a contemporary Italian design ethos, influenced by the rich heritage of Bvlgari. The Vicenza stone and refined colour combinations of cognac-like golden tones and shades of green used throughout the spa, inspires complete relaxation, calm and escapism from the busy world of Knightsbridge. Bvlgari Hotel London lends a prestigious context to all types of meetings, events and conferences. The stunning facilities are flexible and feature the latest technology.   The hotel offers incredible amenities as well as truly amazing service amongs other things. The rooms are very beautifully designed and very private. A few of our favorite amenites were the Bvlgari Spa as well as the Italian restaurant Sette with a tasty Italian insired menu.  more on bulgarihotels.com On 28th May 2012 Bvlgari Hotel London opened in the heart of central London’s most prestigious area, Knightsbridge, as the first brand new luxury hotel build in the city for 40 years. Bvlgari Hotel London pays tribute to Bvlgari’s silversmith origins and Britain’s noblemanufacturing traditions with an understated, elegant design concept with silver forming the underlying theme of the design. The sleek architecture and refined interiors are designed by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, coupling Bvlgari glamour and heritage with sustainable design features and state of the art technology. Many of the furnishings and textiles throughout the hotel are made exclusively for Bvlgari crafted by Italian manufacturers.   The 85 rooms and suites feature exquisite detailing throughout, such as custom made silk curtains with patterns inspired by some of the classic Bvlgari jewellery designs, and bed side table lamps by Bvlgari’s silver candlesticks. The silver theme continues throughout the hotel with handcrafted Italian detailing such as the two stunning handcrafted solid silver Bvlgari chandeliers in the Ballroom, creating a dramatic centrepiece. Open exclusively to day spa guests, members and guests of the hotel, the 2,000 sqm Bvlgari Spa London is spread over two floors and has been crafted from onyx, oak and Vicenza stone. Highlights of the Spa include 11 private treatment rooms and one double spa suite, complete with its own steam room, Jacuzzi and private treatment room; a 25m swimming pool, created from Vicenza stone and featuring a shimmering green and gold mosaic; and a 150m2 fitness area with a fully-equipped, state of the art Workshop Gymnasium.   Bvlgari Hotel London celebrates its silver screen heritage with the luxurious 47-seat Richard Attenborough Screening Room, offering state of the art cinema-quality sound and vision and an exclusively-curated library of more than 300 new and classic films available to guests of the hotel. The Screening Room is also capable of hosting press events, advance screening film premieres and is available to hire for private screenings.   Bvlgari Hotel London provides sumptuous meeting facilities flexible enough to accommodate events of all kinds with two boardrooms and two private offices, as well as two private dining rooms and a ballroom with private foyer that can cater for up to 140 discerning guests. In the luxury surrounds of the hotel’s Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop & Sampling Lounge rareand vintage cigars can be sampled and purchased.   As a brand new build in the heart of Knightsbridge, the state of the art Bvlgari Hotel London, employs pioneering methods of sustainable luxury and has been developed according to best practices in design set by BREEAM, the leading environmental assessment method for buildings. To meet the strict BREEAM criteria the hotel features such initiatives as anecologically designed “green roof” with bird and bat boxes, the sponsoring of electric carcharging points within the vicinity of the hotel, and energy conserving intelligent lighting. Geothermal Energy, a cost effective, reliable, sustainable and environmentally friendly form of energy generation, has been integrated into the hotel building and is the first of its kind in the UK.   Combining heritage and modernity, refinement and effortless elegance, Knightsbridge is the natural setting for Bvlgari Hotel London that emphasises these same exceptional qualities. Everything that is singular and remarkable about London can be found in Knightsbridge. Here are the city’s most exclusive addresses, its most distinguished cultural venues, its most luxurious department stores and boutiques. The grand cornerstones of Knightsbridge – from the Royal Albert Hall to the Victoria and Albert museum to Harrods – have not only stood the test of time, they have gained lasting elegance and cultural relevance. This is London’s mostprestigious neighbourhood, and one of its most liveable, with the full, appealing expanse of Hyde Park stretching out to its north.   Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, Bvlgari Hotel London is just steps from leafy Hyde Park and the shopping of Sloane Street, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Cultural and historical landmarks such as the Royal Albert Hall and the V&A Museum are a short walk away. The 85 light filled rooms and suites are amongst the largest in London. Many look over Hyde Park and Knightsbridge and each is a well-considered oasis of calm comfort andunderstated luxury. Bvlgari’s attention to detail is evident in the use of exquisite marbles,fine woods and unique detailing. Offering unparalleled accommodation of between 160 and 220 square metres, the seven Bvlgari Suites are of peerless magnificence and immediately upon the opening of the hotel they set new standards for luxurious accommodation in London. Sette restaurant, independently operated by LDV Hospitality, is the first London locationof New York City’s Scarpetta Restaurants, bringing authentic Italian food from the heart of Manhattan with its own inimitable flair. In true ‘Dolce Vita’ style, the evenings continueafter dinner at Sette, downstairs in the ‘underground’ bar, Nolita Social. Named afterNew York’s most charming neighbourhood, North of Little Italy, Nolita Social brings the energy of ‘the New York night’ to London, with a heady mix of crafted cocktails, livemusic and DJ’s. The Lounge features a honed black granite floor and fireplace alongside the Italian- made chairs and sofas covered in special fabrics that complete the contemporary look and provide an alluring space for guests to enjoy a light breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. The Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop and Sampling Lounge at Bvlgari Hotel London has established itself as the premier Knightsbridge destination for connoisseurs in search of truly exceptional vintage cigars. Arranged over two levels, the spacious 2000sqm Bvlgari Spa London reflects a contemporary Italian design ethos, influenced by the rich heritage of Bvlgari. The Vicenza stone and refined colour combinations of cognac-like golden tones and shades of green used throughout the spa, inspires complete relaxation, calm and escapism from the busy world of Knightsbridge. Bvlgari Hotel London lends a prestigious context to all types of meetings, events and conferences. The stunning facilities are flexible and feature the latest technology.   The hotel offers incredible amenities as well as truly amazing service amongs other things. The rooms are very beautifully designed and very private. A few of our favorite amenites were the Bvlgari Spa as well as the Italian restaurant Sette with a tasty Italian insired menu.  more on bulgarihotels.com

New collaboration between Koche & Eastpak
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New collaboration between Koche & Eastpak

Accessories In their first-time collaboration, Eastpak and KOCHÉ are celebrating the crossover of sports, street culture, and craftsmanship. The collection deconstructs some of Eastpak’s classic designs, reimagining them in the hexagonal patch style of a soccer ball. Shaped by an athletic aesthetic, the four-style collection features stand-out stitching and a vibrant mix of fabrics. Three colorways include the KOCHÉ Black patchwork of different black fabrics, the soccer jersey-inspired KOCHÉ Multi, and the embossed PU KOCHÉ Snake.   We had a chance to speak with Christelle Kocher about the collaboration:   Can you tell us more about the Koché x Eastpak collection? What was the inspiration behind the collection? The KOCHÉ x EASTPAK collection was based on patchwork and football imagery. I played with the hexagons that you find on soccer balls. It is very graphic patterns.   Can you tell us more about the inspiration behind the Snakeskin print? And behind the football print? It was fun to use the codes of luxury with snakeskin for a popular product. Of course, it is fake skin. It is interesting to mix codes of two different universes: rare and luxurious skins with popular bags inspired by soccer culture!   Why did you choose to work with these styles? And which one is your favorite piece? I love the KOCHÉ x EASTPAK Padded Pak’R. The best of our two brands in one bag.   Is this collaboration a direct reference to your SS20 collection? Definitely yes! The pieces were shown on my Spring Summer 2020 show during Paris Fashion Week. They are 100% part of my world, 100% part of my collection. However, I feel that they are kind of easy to wear with a lot of outfits. They are not reserved for a certain period of the year or season.   Did you design the apparel collection and the Eastpak accessories together or was the apparel collection already created? The 2 collections evolved in parallel. It was important for me. This is how I see collaborations. It must be organically linked, otherwise it does not work. In their first-time collaboration, Eastpak and KOCHÉ are celebrating the crossover of sports, street culture, and craftsmanship. The collection deconstructs some of Eastpak’s classic designs, reimagining them in the hexagonal patch style of a soccer ball. Shaped by an athletic aesthetic, the four-style collection features stand-out stitching and a vibrant mix of fabrics. Three colorways include the KOCHÉ Black patchwork of different black fabrics, the soccer jersey-inspired KOCHÉ Multi, and the embossed PU KOCHÉ Snake.   We had a chance to speak with Christelle Kocher about the collaboration:   Can you tell us more about the Koché x Eastpak collection? What was the inspiration behind the collection? The KOCHÉ x EASTPAK collection was based on patchwork and football imagery. I played with the hexagons that you find on soccer balls. It is very graphic patterns.   Can you tell us more about the inspiration behind the Snakeskin print? And behind the football print? It was fun to use the codes of luxury with snakeskin for a popular product. Of course, it is fake skin. It is interesting to mix codes of two different universes: rare and luxurious skins with popular bags inspired by soccer culture!   Why did you choose to work with these styles? And which one is your favorite piece? I love the KOCHÉ x EASTPAK Padded Pak’R. The best of our two brands in one bag.   Is this collaboration a direct reference to your SS20 collection? Definitely yes! The pieces were shown on my Spring Summer 2020 show during Paris Fashion Week. They are 100% part of my world, 100% part of my collection. However, I feel that they are kind of easy to wear with a lot of outfits. They are not reserved for a certain period of the year or season.   Did you design the apparel collection and the Eastpak accessories together or was the apparel collection already created? The 2 collections evolved in parallel. It was important for me. This is how I see collaborations. It must be organically linked, otherwise it does not work.

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