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 PURE V The emblem of high jewellery by Louis Vuitton
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PURE V The emblem of high jewellery by Louis Vuitton

Jewelry Louis Vuitton conceived PURE V, a superbly elegant high jewellery collection, whose structure adds a contemporary twist to the distinctive V signature for Vuitton. This outstanding stylistic exercise is written on skin in white gold, diamond and onyx letters.     Already reinterpreted in 2014, in the Acte V high jewellery collection, the iconic Louis Vuitton V signature now lends its graphic design to PURE V, a set of 8 utterly precious models. “For this high jewellery collection, I wanted to express the essence of the V”, con des Francesca Am theatrof, Artistic Director for Watches and Jewellery at Louis Vuitton. “I wanted to update it, make it more contemporary. A great source of inspiration was the minimalist Art Deco- inspired V signature that Gaston-Louis Vuitton placed on his luggage in the 1920s-1930s”.   In keeping with the House’s creative streak, Francesca Am theatrof drew the famous initial in an instantly recognisable style. This bold, majestic V signature enhances the architectural silhouette of the models with a play on upstrokes and downstrokes. “In PURE V, the glimpses of skin revealed when you wear the piece are as important as the jewel itself”, remarks the Artistic Director.   “I wanted this minimalistic adaptation to be at once chic, cutting-edge and easy to wear. Because nowadays women look for versatile high jewellery pieces that can be worn with both a black turtle-neck and a tuxedo jacket”.   Another iconic element of this collection is its balance. PURE V is composed of eight jewels equally divided up among necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings, whose guiding principle are the same colours and materials: gold and diamond white, onyx black. The most renowned of precious stones appears in all its glory on a white gold necklace entirely set with brilliants, whose central V features a 2-carat pear-shaped diamond. The bicolour version of the collection is composed of an irresistible Art Deco-inspired choker cadenced by onyx lines while the famous central V pattern is adorned with a triangular diamond.   While the rings and bracelets evoke the black and white pieces of the French Années folles, by alternating a line of baguette diamonds with a line of onyx and triangular diamonds, their ultra-streamlined design, which relies on perfect proportions, is pure 21st century.   Just like the earrings, whose monochromatic diamond circles, at times enlivened by an onyx V, show contemporary chic as they sparkle all the way to the back of the earlobe. With PURE V, Louis Vuitton literally offers unrivalled radiance, spreading at the speed of light.     Louis Vuitton conceived PURE V, a superbly elegant high jewellery collection, whose structure adds a contemporary twist to the distinctive V signature for Vuitton. This outstanding stylistic exercise is written on skin in white gold, diamond and onyx letters.     Already reinterpreted in 2014, in the Acte V high jewellery collection, the iconic Louis Vuitton V signature now lends its graphic design to PURE V, a set of 8 utterly precious models. “For this high jewellery collection, I wanted to express the essence of the V”, con des Francesca Am theatrof, Artistic Director for Watches and Jewellery at Louis Vuitton. “I wanted to update it, make it more contemporary. A great source of inspiration was the minimalist Art Deco- inspired V signature that Gaston-Louis Vuitton placed on his luggage in the 1920s-1930s”.   In keeping with the House’s creative streak, Francesca Am theatrof drew the famous initial in an instantly recognisable style. This bold, majestic V signature enhances the architectural silhouette of the models with a play on upstrokes and downstrokes. “In PURE V, the glimpses of skin revealed when you wear the piece are as important as the jewel itself”, remarks the Artistic Director.   “I wanted this minimalistic adaptation to be at once chic, cutting-edge and easy to wear. Because nowadays women look for versatile high jewellery pieces that can be worn with both a black turtle-neck and a tuxedo jacket”.   Another iconic element of this collection is its balance. PURE V is composed of eight jewels equally divided up among necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings, whose guiding principle are the same colours and materials: gold and diamond white, onyx black. The most renowned of precious stones appears in all its glory on a white gold necklace entirely set with brilliants, whose central V features a 2-carat pear-shaped diamond. The bicolour version of the collection is composed of an irresistible Art Deco-inspired choker cadenced by onyx lines while the famous central V pattern is adorned with a triangular diamond.   While the rings and bracelets evoke the black and white pieces of the French Années folles, by alternating a line of baguette diamonds with a line of onyx and triangular diamonds, their ultra-streamlined design, which relies on perfect proportions, is pure 21st century.   Just like the earrings, whose monochromatic diamond circles, at times enlivened by an onyx V, show contemporary chic as they sparkle all the way to the back of the earlobe. With PURE V, Louis Vuitton literally offers unrivalled radiance, spreading at the speed of light.    

Yannis Sergakis presents "Fête des mères"
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Yannis Sergakis presents "Fête des mères"

Jewelry You may see this girl walking in the Parisian lighted alleys or strolling barefoot on one of the Greek islands known for its hues of blue. She’s merging in a 70’s setting, showing off her elegance, revealed by her simplicity. Not imposing her style, but wearing it in the most nuanced and subtle way. A touch of black here, a touch of white there, exhibiting her very own and unique version of modernity.       Diamonds that work for every day. Delicate, elegant, ethereal, designed to be worn, instead of overshadowing the one wearing them. Pieces that define the concept of discreet luxury and intriguing simplicity; craftsmanship defined by pace and dedication. Each piece is introduced in its own time; when it is perfect and ready to leave the workshop.   Inspiration is drawn from beautiful moments, a book, a stroll, a sweet night, conversations with friends, laughs, the sparkle of a Cycladic wine, islands, emotions. The challenge is how the two eternal symbols, gold and diamonds, can create a design that best captures these emotions every time.     Born literally into precious stones – the lifelong Athenian spent his childhood in the showroom of his diamond trader uncles – Yannis still relishes seeing diamonds sparkle every day.   A love affair first expressed though collecting and trading, much later through designing. Having gone through a full diamond circle, he shifted to launch his own brand, evolving ideas that grew from his background and Greece’s notable heritage in jewellery-making, yet driven by his ability to create pieces with both a sense of past craftsmanship and a contemporary energy.   A testament to his impact is the popularity of the house’s signature Charnières, an early reveal of his point of view in wearable fine jewellery design.   A buy-less advocate, Yannis truly wishes for people to take the time to appreciate and enjoy each single piece that comes into their hands. You may see this girl walking in the Parisian lighted alleys or strolling barefoot on one of the Greek islands known for its hues of blue. She’s merging in a 70’s setting, showing off her elegance, revealed by her simplicity. Not imposing her style, but wearing it in the most nuanced and subtle way. A touch of black here, a touch of white there, exhibiting her very own and unique version of modernity.       Diamonds that work for every day. Delicate, elegant, ethereal, designed to be worn, instead of overshadowing the one wearing them. Pieces that define the concept of discreet luxury and intriguing simplicity; craftsmanship defined by pace and dedication. Each piece is introduced in its own time; when it is perfect and ready to leave the workshop.   Inspiration is drawn from beautiful moments, a book, a stroll, a sweet night, conversations with friends, laughs, the sparkle of a Cycladic wine, islands, emotions. The challenge is how the two eternal symbols, gold and diamonds, can create a design that best captures these emotions every time.     Born literally into precious stones – the lifelong Athenian spent his childhood in the showroom of his diamond trader uncles – Yannis still relishes seeing diamonds sparkle every day.   A love affair first expressed though collecting and trading, much later through designing. Having gone through a full diamond circle, he shifted to launch his own brand, evolving ideas that grew from his background and Greece’s notable heritage in jewellery-making, yet driven by his ability to create pieces with both a sense of past craftsmanship and a contemporary energy.   A testament to his impact is the popularity of the house’s signature Charnières, an early reveal of his point of view in wearable fine jewellery design.   A buy-less advocate, Yannis truly wishes for people to take the time to appreciate and enjoy each single piece that comes into their hands.

A.P.C. Sacai Interaction #9
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A.P.C. Sacai Interaction #9

Fashion As of spring 2019, A.P.C. has invited friends of the brand to collaborate on small collections on a regular basis.     The Interactions program has featured Kid Cudi, Suzanne Koller, Brain Dead, JJJJound, Carhartt WIP, Goop, Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Chesnais. Today, A.P.C. is proud to present its new Interaction with Sacai, the Japanese brand founded in 1999 by Chitose Abe, famous for her innovative and experimental hybrid clothing. For this essentially unisex collection, available from XXS to XL, A.P.C. and Sacai had fun mixing their logos, resulting in: SA.P.C.AI.   The focus was then placed on uniting the iconic materials of each brand, denim and nylon, in order to bring a new approach to A.P.C.’s star clothing: jeans, the denim jacket, the denim dress and even the denim tote bag. Likewise, for jersey, Sacai sparked a small revolution by adding complexity to classic A.P.C. tees and sweatshirts with zipper effects and a choice of very heavyweight materials.     Finally, the silhouette was completed with sandals and white fringe sneakers.     As Jean Touitou explains, “This Interaction is a precise illustration of how A.P.C. and Sacai came together, inter- weaving diverse elements of language to achieve a sort of crossbreed that represents the style of our two brands. These pieces are unusual for us, as they push the limits of what we might call ‘wearability’ as far as possible. They are the fruit of a long process of creative deconstruction and reconstruction. We got enormous pleasure from seeing this clothing being taken apart and redesigned.     And to quote Maurice Blanchot, referring to the novel Destroy, She Said by Marguerite Duras: ‘Destroy. How this rings: softly, tenderly, absolutely.’ (Maurice Blanchot, Friendship, 1971). This is exactly what we felt when we achieved this work.”     The photos of this collection were shot by Tim Elkaïm under the artistic direction of Suzanne Koller.     Collection available from March 19, 2021. As of spring 2019, A.P.C. has invited friends of the brand to collaborate on small collections on a regular basis.     The Interactions program has featured Kid Cudi, Suzanne Koller, Brain Dead, JJJJound, Carhartt WIP, Goop, Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Chesnais. Today, A.P.C. is proud to present its new Interaction with Sacai, the Japanese brand founded in 1999 by Chitose Abe, famous for her innovative and experimental hybrid clothing. For this essentially unisex collection, available from XXS to XL, A.P.C. and Sacai had fun mixing their logos, resulting in: SA.P.C.AI.   The focus was then placed on uniting the iconic materials of each brand, denim and nylon, in order to bring a new approach to A.P.C.’s star clothing: jeans, the denim jacket, the denim dress and even the denim tote bag. Likewise, for jersey, Sacai sparked a small revolution by adding complexity to classic A.P.C. tees and sweatshirts with zipper effects and a choice of very heavyweight materials.     Finally, the silhouette was completed with sandals and white fringe sneakers.     As Jean Touitou explains, “This Interaction is a precise illustration of how A.P.C. and Sacai came together, inter- weaving diverse elements of language to achieve a sort of crossbreed that represents the style of our two brands. These pieces are unusual for us, as they push the limits of what we might call ‘wearability’ as far as possible. They are the fruit of a long process of creative deconstruction and reconstruction. We got enormous pleasure from seeing this clothing being taken apart and redesigned.     And to quote Maurice Blanchot, referring to the novel Destroy, She Said by Marguerite Duras: ‘Destroy. How this rings: softly, tenderly, absolutely.’ (Maurice Blanchot, Friendship, 1971). This is exactly what we felt when we achieved this work.”     The photos of this collection were shot by Tim Elkaïm under the artistic direction of Suzanne Koller.     Collection available from March 19, 2021.

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In conversation with Sergiño Dest
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In conversation with Sergiño Dest

Men Barcelona FC player Sergiño Dest reveals new Nike Spring’21 underwear campaign, showcasing that it’s the perfect first move to help define your day ahead.   The Nike Underwear collection for Spring’21 has been designed to keep you comfortable, confident and ready for wherever the day takes you. The new men’s collection uses innovative Nike Dri-FIT technology, to provide maximum comfort for all for aspects of your day, whether that’s relaxing at home or training for the next big game.    Nike Underwear uses athlete insights at the forefront of its design, along with Nike innovation to provide superior comfort at all times. Speaking of his involvement in the new Nike Underwear campaign, Sergiño Dest said; “I’m super grateful to be a part of the new Nike Underwear campaign this season, taking my career both on and off the field to the next level.”    The collection includes the Nike Essential Micro, made from smooth, stretch microfiber for ease of movement, perfect for everyday wear.    Nike Underwear RRP starts from €20.00 Stockist - https://www.footlocker.nl/nl/search?query=nike%20underwear We had a great time speaking to him about the campaign.   Congratulations on becoming the face of Nike’s new underwear. It must be quite exciting, especially following in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford.   It is nice. I think you have to take advantage of the things you can do with your career. So for me I know that on the field I can do a lot of things. But also, off the field, I can do a lot of special things too. This is my first campaign with Nike Underwear and it was a good opportunity for me to get this one done.     Talk us through the Nike Underwear photoshoot. How was that for you?   It was really good. At first, they talked me through a video of how they wanted it to be and I really liked it. They came out to Barcelona and we managed to shoot the campaign in around three or four hours. I think it went really well and so, for me, it was a nice start to doing something new.      Your first footballing move was to Ajax, aged 11. Tell us a bit more about that and how exciting it was for you.   I lived about 20km away from Ajax. It was really nice when they wanted me. I was at school and around the age of 10 or something. I just remember my mother telling me the news. She told me I could go to Ajax. But when I had my first trial in the first year, they didn’t pick me. After that year, I got one more trial. That went well and they did pick me. So from the age of 11 until last year I played there. It was such a good experience at Ajax. It will always be a part of my heart because I played there for such a long time, for half of my life so far. And I’m thankful for that. I’m still looking out for their results. They’re doing great right now. They are first in the league and they just beat Lille twice in the Europa League. They’re doing good.      Moving to Barcelona last year was your first big transfer move in your football career. To leave Ajax, where you had spent your entire career before now, must have been a massive decision to make - especially, during the Lockdown era.    Yes. It was not easy, of course. I miss Holland sometimes. But Barcelona is also a great city. So, I feel good over here. There are still a lot of things for me to see here in Barcelona, of course, because of the whole Covid situation. But even then I still really like it here. I’ve heard from people that once this whole situation is over, or begins to return to normal again, then Barcelona is a completely different city. So, for me right now, I’m just focusing on training. Then maybe for the rest of the day, I may go to the supermarket or go to eat something. So, it hasn’t been too difficult to adjust here in Barcelona because it is just part of the same lifestyle.     This Nike Underwear campaign is about ‘Your First Move’. So, what is Your First Move to kickstart the day - and how does the rest of it typically go down?   Well, I just wake up and get out of bed! On my average day, I’ll get up. Then, I brush my teeth, have a shower and go to the Club (FC Barcelona). I eat my breakfast at the Club and then do some preparation before the training. Then, I’ll train and after that it is lunch. You can take the food back to your house. Sometimes I’ll do that but most times I will eat there. After that, basically I have the whole day off. And that feels good! We have a lot of games and mentally, as well as physically, you do need to have a rest because nobody can focus 24/7. That’s really hard. So when we are done with training, for the rest of the day I like to be able to chill in my house, watching movies. But I also have to do a lot of things too. Sometimes I cook by myself, plus I have to do the washing and everything else. So it’s not always chilled. But I always have a little bit of time for myself during the day to do what I want to do, like watching a movie or playing on the PlayStation for a bit. And that is basically my day.      That 'rest and recovery' element must be so important as a footballer, particularly this season where the calendar has been so congested with back-to-back games. Has that been difficult to adjust to?   Everybody wants to play a lot of games. You can develop really well by doing that, so that is good. But right now, the focus level has to be really high because you have to play a game, recover and then prepare for the next game. It can be hard. But, ultimately, we are all glad that we can play Soccer again. And that is great for the supporters too. Unfortunately, they can’t come to the stadium right now. But they do have a lot of games on TV to watch.     The new Nike Underwear promises to be groundbreaking in the fashion arena. So, tell us more about your dress style and what you like to wear?   It depends really. Right now, I’m not going out and I’m not going out for dinner. So, I’m just at home or going to the supermarket or training. Basically that means I’m just wearing Nike clothes most! Like hoodies, Nike Tech fleece etc. If I’m really going, then I like to wear stuff like jeans or things like that. Right now, it’s all relative to sport - and it is more comfortable.     What makes you happy?    It makes me happy when other people are happy, especially those who are close to me - like if they are doing well with their jobs and stuff. For me, that always makes me happy. I don’t need a lot to be happy, you know.      What was the last film you watched on Netflix?   The last film I watched? Ah, that was yesterday. It’s called, ‘Get Out’. You know that one? It’s on Netflix [starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams]. It’s a bit of a horror, thriller, kind of film. It’s a little bit scary, to be honest!     Barcelona FC player Sergiño Dest reveals new Nike Spring’21 underwear campaign, showcasing that it’s the perfect first move to help define your day ahead.   The Nike Underwear collection for Spring’21 has been designed to keep you comfortable, confident and ready for wherever the day takes you. The new men’s collection uses innovative Nike Dri-FIT technology, to provide maximum comfort for all for aspects of your day, whether that’s relaxing at home or training for the next big game.    Nike Underwear uses athlete insights at the forefront of its design, along with Nike innovation to provide superior comfort at all times. Speaking of his involvement in the new Nike Underwear campaign, Sergiño Dest said; “I’m super grateful to be a part of the new Nike Underwear campaign this season, taking my career both on and off the field to the next level.”    The collection includes the Nike Essential Micro, made from smooth, stretch microfiber for ease of movement, perfect for everyday wear.    Nike Underwear RRP starts from €20.00 Stockist - https://www.footlocker.nl/nl/search?query=nike%20underwear We had a great time speaking to him about the campaign.   Congratulations on becoming the face of Nike’s new underwear. It must be quite exciting, especially following in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford.   It is nice. I think you have to take advantage of the things you can do with your career. So for me I know that on the field I can do a lot of things. But also, off the field, I can do a lot of special things too. This is my first campaign with Nike Underwear and it was a good opportunity for me to get this one done.     Talk us through the Nike Underwear photoshoot. How was that for you?   It was really good. At first, they talked me through a video of how they wanted it to be and I really liked it. They came out to Barcelona and we managed to shoot the campaign in around three or four hours. I think it went really well and so, for me, it was a nice start to doing something new.      Your first footballing move was to Ajax, aged 11. Tell us a bit more about that and how exciting it was for you.   I lived about 20km away from Ajax. It was really nice when they wanted me. I was at school and around the age of 10 or something. I just remember my mother telling me the news. She told me I could go to Ajax. But when I had my first trial in the first year, they didn’t pick me. After that year, I got one more trial. That went well and they did pick me. So from the age of 11 until last year I played there. It was such a good experience at Ajax. It will always be a part of my heart because I played there for such a long time, for half of my life so far. And I’m thankful for that. I’m still looking out for their results. They’re doing great right now. They are first in the league and they just beat Lille twice in the Europa League. They’re doing good.      Moving to Barcelona last year was your first big transfer move in your football career. To leave Ajax, where you had spent your entire career before now, must have been a massive decision to make - especially, during the Lockdown era.    Yes. It was not easy, of course. I miss Holland sometimes. But Barcelona is also a great city. So, I feel good over here. There are still a lot of things for me to see here in Barcelona, of course, because of the whole Covid situation. But even then I still really like it here. I’ve heard from people that once this whole situation is over, or begins to return to normal again, then Barcelona is a completely different city. So, for me right now, I’m just focusing on training. Then maybe for the rest of the day, I may go to the supermarket or go to eat something. So, it hasn’t been too difficult to adjust here in Barcelona because it is just part of the same lifestyle.     This Nike Underwear campaign is about ‘Your First Move’. So, what is Your First Move to kickstart the day - and how does the rest of it typically go down?   Well, I just wake up and get out of bed! On my average day, I’ll get up. Then, I brush my teeth, have a shower and go to the Club (FC Barcelona). I eat my breakfast at the Club and then do some preparation before the training. Then, I’ll train and after that it is lunch. You can take the food back to your house. Sometimes I’ll do that but most times I will eat there. After that, basically I have the whole day off. And that feels good! We have a lot of games and mentally, as well as physically, you do need to have a rest because nobody can focus 24/7. That’s really hard. So when we are done with training, for the rest of the day I like to be able to chill in my house, watching movies. But I also have to do a lot of things too. Sometimes I cook by myself, plus I have to do the washing and everything else. So it’s not always chilled. But I always have a little bit of time for myself during the day to do what I want to do, like watching a movie or playing on the PlayStation for a bit. And that is basically my day.      That 'rest and recovery' element must be so important as a footballer, particularly this season where the calendar has been so congested with back-to-back games. Has that been difficult to adjust to?   Everybody wants to play a lot of games. You can develop really well by doing that, so that is good. But right now, the focus level has to be really high because you have to play a game, recover and then prepare for the next game. It can be hard. But, ultimately, we are all glad that we can play Soccer again. And that is great for the supporters too. Unfortunately, they can’t come to the stadium right now. But they do have a lot of games on TV to watch.     The new Nike Underwear promises to be groundbreaking in the fashion arena. So, tell us more about your dress style and what you like to wear?   It depends really. Right now, I’m not going out and I’m not going out for dinner. So, I’m just at home or going to the supermarket or training. Basically that means I’m just wearing Nike clothes most! Like hoodies, Nike Tech fleece etc. If I’m really going, then I like to wear stuff like jeans or things like that. Right now, it’s all relative to sport - and it is more comfortable.     What makes you happy?    It makes me happy when other people are happy, especially those who are close to me - like if they are doing well with their jobs and stuff. For me, that always makes me happy. I don’t need a lot to be happy, you know.      What was the last film you watched on Netflix?   The last film I watched? Ah, that was yesterday. It’s called, ‘Get Out’. You know that one? It’s on Netflix [starring Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams]. It’s a bit of a horror, thriller, kind of film. It’s a little bit scary, to be honest!    

Louis Vuitton presents the  Capsule’s Collection by Virgil Abloh for Summer 2021
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Louis Vuitton presents the Capsule’s Collection by Virgil Abloh for Summer 2021

Men Louis Vuitton’s capsule collection will bring colour to summer 2021 in three times, from dawn to dusk. In the Venice Beach area, the sun rises unveiling pastel-coloured suits, Hawaiian shorts and shirts; at its zenith, it covers Japanese denims and monogrammed cottons with pop watercolour hues. At twilight, it casts its bluish light on short suits and indigo pyjamas.     Conveying a sense of the in nite – a recurrent theme in Virgil Abloh’s collections –, this wardrobe is embodied and highlighted by the American rapper 21 Savage’s casual energy and is a reference to West Coast skaters and artists. Embroidered shirts, light denim plastrons, lightweight leather blousons, jacquard blazers and multi-coloured windbreakers: all convey emotions di used with a sort of joyful nostalgia mingling with a sense of endless possibilities. Louis Vuitton’s capsule collection will bring colour to summer 2021 in three times, from dawn to dusk. In the Venice Beach area, the sun rises unveiling pastel-coloured suits, Hawaiian shorts and shirts; at its zenith, it covers Japanese denims and monogrammed cottons with pop watercolour hues. At twilight, it casts its bluish light on short suits and indigo pyjamas.     Conveying a sense of the in nite – a recurrent theme in Virgil Abloh’s collections –, this wardrobe is embodied and highlighted by the American rapper 21 Savage’s casual energy and is a reference to West Coast skaters and artists. Embroidered shirts, light denim plastrons, lightweight leather blousons, jacquard blazers and multi-coloured windbreakers: all convey emotions di used with a sort of joyful nostalgia mingling with a sense of endless possibilities.

PASQUALE BRUNI PRESENTS THE LUCE COLLECTION
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PASQUALE BRUNI PRESENTS THE LUCE COLLECTION

Jewelry “In nature there is always a miracle of light that meets our eyes; that moment is a Namaste of wonder between us and Creation” - Eugenia Bruni     A collection filled with emotion, like the emotion of light reflected on the body, like the glow of the gold that envelops the woman with a seductive and sophisticated allure. The inspiration came one day in Camogli, Liguria. The magic of the sea bathed in sunlight, the feeling of swimming in the light of a sunrise, a sunset or the moon. Feeling this beauty on the skin. Light everywhere.     The miracle of light in nature caught meditating in an inviting trail of shimmers in the sea gave birth to this masterpiece made of rose gold, enchantment and white diamonds.     The reflection of the sun and moon on the water creates living light and the new Luce collection brings every feeling and emotion to your skin.     Recreating this effect entailed the complex challenge of crafting and maintaining a perfectly geometric, raw-cut round shape in each design. An uncompromising shape recreating the light in motion. The main feature is the hemisphere in touch with the skin. The line was designed to always be minimal and defined and not to reveal any point of contact creating a harmonious, seamless effect. The aesthetic result has been achieved thanks to a robust structure that is present, but well-concealed in the hemispheres: when one ends the other begins, with an invisible connection.     The most distinctive and innovate piece is the ‘light in me’ sautoir in which necklace and earrings are united in a continuous trail of light that cloaks the woman in mystery and charm. A trail of secrets in which multiple ways of wearing can be discovered that, as if by magic, dress the woman in a new dream. The small shiny round plates along the chain, which is strictly assembled by hand, also vary in size and are positioned at different intervals to create gradient effects that harmoniously accompany the various styles. The elements with diamonds represent the phases of the moon, from half-moon to full moon, and are revealed in the white light of diamonds mirrored in the intimate glow of rose gold. “In nature there is always a miracle of light that meets our eyes; that moment is a Namaste of wonder between us and Creation” - Eugenia Bruni     A collection filled with emotion, like the emotion of light reflected on the body, like the glow of the gold that envelops the woman with a seductive and sophisticated allure. The inspiration came one day in Camogli, Liguria. The magic of the sea bathed in sunlight, the feeling of swimming in the light of a sunrise, a sunset or the moon. Feeling this beauty on the skin. Light everywhere.     The miracle of light in nature caught meditating in an inviting trail of shimmers in the sea gave birth to this masterpiece made of rose gold, enchantment and white diamonds.     The reflection of the sun and moon on the water creates living light and the new Luce collection brings every feeling and emotion to your skin.     Recreating this effect entailed the complex challenge of crafting and maintaining a perfectly geometric, raw-cut round shape in each design. An uncompromising shape recreating the light in motion. The main feature is the hemisphere in touch with the skin. The line was designed to always be minimal and defined and not to reveal any point of contact creating a harmonious, seamless effect. The aesthetic result has been achieved thanks to a robust structure that is present, but well-concealed in the hemispheres: when one ends the other begins, with an invisible connection.     The most distinctive and innovate piece is the ‘light in me’ sautoir in which necklace and earrings are united in a continuous trail of light that cloaks the woman in mystery and charm. A trail of secrets in which multiple ways of wearing can be discovered that, as if by magic, dress the woman in a new dream. The small shiny round plates along the chain, which is strictly assembled by hand, also vary in size and are positioned at different intervals to create gradient effects that harmoniously accompany the various styles. The elements with diamonds represent the phases of the moon, from half-moon to full moon, and are revealed in the white light of diamonds mirrored in the intimate glow of rose gold.

LACOSTE X POLAROID: LET THE COLOR IN
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LACOSTE X POLAROID: LET THE COLOR IN

Fashion Lacoste is in full color for Spring 2021 with a fresh collaboration with Polaroid. The Crocodile strikes a pose in the boldest of brights from the rainbow. Get ready to let the color in with the collection dropping March 17.     Lacoste is seeing life through rose—or red, green, and yellow—tinted glasses again in 2021: un ltered, close-up, and wide-angle. It’s about changing perspective, putting your best foot forward, and living in the present. It’s a chance to make a fresh start and leave 2020 behind, to redial and rethink the landscape to get ready to make new memories. The best way to good vibes is a brand-new collaboration between the crocodile brand and the iconic Polaroid brand for a technicolor capsule collection that’s bold, colorful and fun.     Polaroid has been capturing memories on glossy instant lm for over 80 years—from major events to private occasions— all in vibrant colors and warm tones. For Spring 2021, Lacoste dug deep into this legendary, high-color, and cultural heritage. Inspired by Polaroid’s famous rainbow logo from its rst instant color lm developed in 1963, the Lacoste x Polaroid collection centers around the distinctive blue, green, yellow, orange and red rainbow from the creative brand.     The Lacoste crocodile marches across bold, block-color backgrounds on classic polos and hoodies, while polo dresses and shirts in oversized stripes make for a supercharged silhouette that stands out. Accessories also feature the full-color treatment, as white sneakers get subtle color- ash accents, tennis shoes go rainbow-striped, and caps, watches and backpacks are a concentration of high-energy sporty style. Look carefully and you’ll see the crocodile has taken center stage with the pièce de résistance – a limited-edition Polaroid 600 instant camera.     For Lacoste Live, archive Lacoste images are layered onto colorful oversized polo shirts, hoodies, T-shirts and track pants.   Because 2021 is a time for new experiences, Lacoste has stepped up to the challenge of producing the rst-ever lmed ad created solely from Polaroid photos. Immortalized by Iconoclast in Marseille, in both natural and ash lighting, dancers and skaters create a jigsaw in perpetual movement one frame at a time, image by single image. United by the characteristic Polaroid rainbow spectrum and the Lacoste pieces in the collection, each shot is a tribute to joy, boldness, and freedom.     The collaboration drops online and in-store on March 17, when the Polaroid rainbow will take the oor in a super- sized decor as the collections comes to store windows.     The Lacoste x Polaroid collection will be available online and in Lacoste stores and spaces from March 17, 2021. The Lacoste Live x Polaroid collection will be available online and in selected stores in Paris, New York, Milan, London and Shanghai from March 17, 2021. Lacoste is in full color for Spring 2021 with a fresh collaboration with Polaroid. The Crocodile strikes a pose in the boldest of brights from the rainbow. Get ready to let the color in with the collection dropping March 17.     Lacoste is seeing life through rose—or red, green, and yellow—tinted glasses again in 2021: un ltered, close-up, and wide-angle. It’s about changing perspective, putting your best foot forward, and living in the present. It’s a chance to make a fresh start and leave 2020 behind, to redial and rethink the landscape to get ready to make new memories. The best way to good vibes is a brand-new collaboration between the crocodile brand and the iconic Polaroid brand for a technicolor capsule collection that’s bold, colorful and fun.     Polaroid has been capturing memories on glossy instant lm for over 80 years—from major events to private occasions— all in vibrant colors and warm tones. For Spring 2021, Lacoste dug deep into this legendary, high-color, and cultural heritage. Inspired by Polaroid’s famous rainbow logo from its rst instant color lm developed in 1963, the Lacoste x Polaroid collection centers around the distinctive blue, green, yellow, orange and red rainbow from the creative brand.     The Lacoste crocodile marches across bold, block-color backgrounds on classic polos and hoodies, while polo dresses and shirts in oversized stripes make for a supercharged silhouette that stands out. Accessories also feature the full-color treatment, as white sneakers get subtle color- ash accents, tennis shoes go rainbow-striped, and caps, watches and backpacks are a concentration of high-energy sporty style. Look carefully and you’ll see the crocodile has taken center stage with the pièce de résistance – a limited-edition Polaroid 600 instant camera.     For Lacoste Live, archive Lacoste images are layered onto colorful oversized polo shirts, hoodies, T-shirts and track pants.   Because 2021 is a time for new experiences, Lacoste has stepped up to the challenge of producing the rst-ever lmed ad created solely from Polaroid photos. Immortalized by Iconoclast in Marseille, in both natural and ash lighting, dancers and skaters create a jigsaw in perpetual movement one frame at a time, image by single image. United by the characteristic Polaroid rainbow spectrum and the Lacoste pieces in the collection, each shot is a tribute to joy, boldness, and freedom.     The collaboration drops online and in-store on March 17, when the Polaroid rainbow will take the oor in a super- sized decor as the collections comes to store windows.     The Lacoste x Polaroid collection will be available online and in Lacoste stores and spaces from March 17, 2021. The Lacoste Live x Polaroid collection will be available online and in selected stores in Paris, New York, Milan, London and Shanghai from March 17, 2021.

Christian Wijnants presents   the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021
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Christian Wijnants presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week If given the opportunity to explore an empty museum, how would you fill the space? This is the question that inspired Christian Wijnants’ Fall/Winter 2021 collection as he was given unique access to the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts, a place that has been so dear to him. Over the past 10 years, the Museum has been closed for renovations, only previewing its restored 19th century structure and newly constructed minimalist addition to Christian, inviting him to fill the grandiose rooms and hallways with his creations. A poetic moment for the designer who first visited the museum as a student on the brink of his career, beginning his to-become namesake’s brand connection to art. However, this time, as the museum sits empty, Christian relied on his memories and vision to fill the space and walls that once held the same Flemish Primitives and Baroque paintings that have inspired him today.     The silhouettes are exaggerated, full of volume, designed to physically fill the oversized rooms and elongated, just like the art that used to hang on the walls and doors that welcome you in. There is a down cape and complimenting puffed bags, cacoon coats designed to appear as though they are cut out of woolen blankets, and peasant shapes that draw from medieval underpinnings. Heavy wool fabric is draped into skirts and swept by fridge, like a curtain grazing the old wooden floors. The knitwear brings in a Bicolor Plissé dress and the ottoman stitch, utilized as stripes. A long-sleeve floor length dress is styled with a scarf worn as a hat, materializing the old paintings that stood out in Christian’s memory.      Floral patterns feel like an ancient tapestry, overdyed and overlarge. Stripes are inspired by the chevron wood floors throughout the museum, construed in various ways, from quite fine lines cutting vertically on down jackets and lengthening dresses to magnified stripes seen as a two-tone knit. The colors are strategically chosen to reflect the feeling of exploring the various rooms, misty yet bright and historic, but refreshed. It consists of cooler hues such as antique pink, mint, fresh lime, and pistachio, paired with warmer tones such as emerald, bronze and rust.     The hair is clumsy and reminiscent of historic times, although ambivalent of the exact decade, and make-up is tonal and blurred, imagined to be misconstrued as just the reflection of the green walls. The Fall/Winter 2021 collection comes to life in the collection film, allowing you to explore Christian’s vision, hear the echo of footsteps wandering the space and escape to a feeling of serenity that being in an empty museum provides. If given the opportunity to explore an empty museum, how would you fill the space? This is the question that inspired Christian Wijnants’ Fall/Winter 2021 collection as he was given unique access to the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts, a place that has been so dear to him. Over the past 10 years, the Museum has been closed for renovations, only previewing its restored 19th century structure and newly constructed minimalist addition to Christian, inviting him to fill the grandiose rooms and hallways with his creations. A poetic moment for the designer who first visited the museum as a student on the brink of his career, beginning his to-become namesake’s brand connection to art. However, this time, as the museum sits empty, Christian relied on his memories and vision to fill the space and walls that once held the same Flemish Primitives and Baroque paintings that have inspired him today.     The silhouettes are exaggerated, full of volume, designed to physically fill the oversized rooms and elongated, just like the art that used to hang on the walls and doors that welcome you in. There is a down cape and complimenting puffed bags, cacoon coats designed to appear as though they are cut out of woolen blankets, and peasant shapes that draw from medieval underpinnings. Heavy wool fabric is draped into skirts and swept by fridge, like a curtain grazing the old wooden floors. The knitwear brings in a Bicolor Plissé dress and the ottoman stitch, utilized as stripes. A long-sleeve floor length dress is styled with a scarf worn as a hat, materializing the old paintings that stood out in Christian’s memory.      Floral patterns feel like an ancient tapestry, overdyed and overlarge. Stripes are inspired by the chevron wood floors throughout the museum, construed in various ways, from quite fine lines cutting vertically on down jackets and lengthening dresses to magnified stripes seen as a two-tone knit. The colors are strategically chosen to reflect the feeling of exploring the various rooms, misty yet bright and historic, but refreshed. It consists of cooler hues such as antique pink, mint, fresh lime, and pistachio, paired with warmer tones such as emerald, bronze and rust.     The hair is clumsy and reminiscent of historic times, although ambivalent of the exact decade, and make-up is tonal and blurred, imagined to be misconstrued as just the reflection of the green walls. The Fall/Winter 2021 collection comes to life in the collection film, allowing you to explore Christian’s vision, hear the echo of footsteps wandering the space and escape to a feeling of serenity that being in an empty museum provides.

LOEWE launches the ‘The surplus project’ with the release of a series of Woven basket bags handcrafted from surplus leather
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LOEWE launches the ‘The surplus project’ with the release of a series of Woven basket bags handcrafted from surplus leather

Sustainability ‘The surplus project’ is a display in how to re-use, re-think and re-create something beautiful from the surplus leather of previous collections, in themselves highest quality and lowest impact materials. The new project sees the two most iconic of LOEWE’s leathers —a smooth, classic calfskin, and a finely textured, softgrained calfskin—transformed into Woven basket bags and Crab charms. The design process sees surplus leather cut into narrow strips of various hues; some of their colours are bold and vibrant, others are softer and more muted, and then braided together in a lattice formation to create a mosaic of colour and texture.     The Woven basket bag rst appeared in Jonathan Anderson’s LOEWE debut, the Spring Summer 2015 collection, and quickly became a design classic for the house. The surplus leather Woven basket bag is available in a small size, and carries the original spirit of being an artisanal piece with a very human touch. Inspired by the challenge of creating something beautiful whilst preserving precious resources, a two-tone charm in the shape of a crab with claws and pincers made from intricately folded surplus leather, complements the Woven basket bag’s colourways and embodies the creativity inherent to the new initiative.     ‘The surplus project’ follows the recent Eye/LOEWE/Nature collection created using a variety of recycled, upcycled and organic textiles, and sees LOEWE take another step in its journey to becoming a more sustainable company. In practice this means constantly exploring how to combine knowledge of craft with new research and ideas to lessen impact on the planet.     #LOEWE #LOEWEcraft ‘The surplus project’ is a display in how to re-use, re-think and re-create something beautiful from the surplus leather of previous collections, in themselves highest quality and lowest impact materials. The new project sees the two most iconic of LOEWE’s leathers —a smooth, classic calfskin, and a finely textured, softgrained calfskin—transformed into Woven basket bags and Crab charms. The design process sees surplus leather cut into narrow strips of various hues; some of their colours are bold and vibrant, others are softer and more muted, and then braided together in a lattice formation to create a mosaic of colour and texture.     The Woven basket bag rst appeared in Jonathan Anderson’s LOEWE debut, the Spring Summer 2015 collection, and quickly became a design classic for the house. The surplus leather Woven basket bag is available in a small size, and carries the original spirit of being an artisanal piece with a very human touch. Inspired by the challenge of creating something beautiful whilst preserving precious resources, a two-tone charm in the shape of a crab with claws and pincers made from intricately folded surplus leather, complements the Woven basket bag’s colourways and embodies the creativity inherent to the new initiative.     ‘The surplus project’ follows the recent Eye/LOEWE/Nature collection created using a variety of recycled, upcycled and organic textiles, and sees LOEWE take another step in its journey to becoming a more sustainable company. In practice this means constantly exploring how to combine knowledge of craft with new research and ideas to lessen impact on the planet.     #LOEWE #LOEWEcraft

Simone Rocha and H&M celebrate their collaboration with an AR experience featuring Helena Bonham Carter, Kaia Gerber, Barry Keoghan, Rowan Blanchard, Paloma Elsesser, Omari Douglas, Kelsey Lu and many others
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Simone Rocha and H&M celebrate their collaboration with an AR experience featuring Helena Bonham Carter, Kaia Gerber, Barry Keoghan, Rowan Blanchard, Paloma Elsesser, Omari Douglas, Kelsey Lu and many others

Fashion Both Simone Rocha and H&M were determined to honour their collaborative collection in an imaginative, pioneering and artful manner, while also being safe and instep with social-distancing guidelines. Therefore, they selected to forgo a physical in-person global event in favour of a curated digital celebration: a pioneering pop-up book AR experience. This is a truly experimental creation, and the first of its kind – a dynamic way of bringing art, fashion and iconic figures into invited guests’ homes, through technology.        The digital experience is activated via a beautiful, limited-edition book (a nod to Rocha’s history of publishing printed matter with artists and image-makers), created in collaboration with M/M Paris and the celebrated British painter Faye Wei Wei, who also stars in the Simone Rocha x H&M campaign. Five intricate paintings by Wei Wei appear within the book and serve as pop-up backdrops for a cast of talented characters, who spring to life from the page, via QR codes, to model the Simone Rocha x H&M collection in AR.     The cast (here, each at 10.5cm tall) is diverse and majestic, and a reflection of the broad range of individuals who enjoy Rocha’s work. They are Helena Bonham Carter CBE, Barry Keoghan, Francesca Hayward, Kaia Gerber, Rowan Blanchard, Paloma Elsesser, Kelsey Lu, sisters Laila and Nadia Gohar, Omari Douglas, Djenaba, Jess Maybury, Nancy Andersen, Lily Ashley and Hugo Hamlet of Voo Le Voo, William De Val Darby, and Faye Wei Wei herself, who comes to life in miniature in front of her own paintings. Encompassing talented actors, dancers, models, and musicians, this wide array of individuals highlights the breadth of this collection; the first time Rocha has offered a full wardrobe for the family, including womenswear, menswear and childrenswear.      The book nods to Rocha’s signature skill for referencing art and painting with her work, and also the collection campaign’s broader themes of joy, optimism and congregation. This is a truly innovation celebration – a chance to mix with virtual guests and reflect on the beautiful garments and accessories within the collection, all from the safety of home.      “This year has required us all to think about things afresh and find new ways of working and congregating. I am thrilled to be able to celebrate my collaboration with H&M in such an innovative way, using the best AR technology to bring such an amazing cast of figures right into people’s homes. I always wanted this collection to conjure excitement for dressing up, and for meeting with family, friends and loved ones, and I hope this digital event speaks to that, providing a thought-provoking moment of art, beauty, celebration and happiness.”says Simone Rocha.      “This is one of the most innovative collection events we have ever created here at H&M. What a thrill to work on fashion’s first-ever pop-up book AR experience, and with such an incredible, and broad, range of talents. The collection truly comes to life with the help of AR, and it’s wonderful to see so many of Simone’s passions and inspirations – from art, to family, craft and music – come together in one incredible project. It’s a very new take on a fashion party or runway show!” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M     The Simone Rocha x H&M collection launches on hm.com on 11 March. Both Simone Rocha and H&M were determined to honour their collaborative collection in an imaginative, pioneering and artful manner, while also being safe and instep with social-distancing guidelines. Therefore, they selected to forgo a physical in-person global event in favour of a curated digital celebration: a pioneering pop-up book AR experience. This is a truly experimental creation, and the first of its kind – a dynamic way of bringing art, fashion and iconic figures into invited guests’ homes, through technology.        The digital experience is activated via a beautiful, limited-edition book (a nod to Rocha’s history of publishing printed matter with artists and image-makers), created in collaboration with M/M Paris and the celebrated British painter Faye Wei Wei, who also stars in the Simone Rocha x H&M campaign. Five intricate paintings by Wei Wei appear within the book and serve as pop-up backdrops for a cast of talented characters, who spring to life from the page, via QR codes, to model the Simone Rocha x H&M collection in AR.     The cast (here, each at 10.5cm tall) is diverse and majestic, and a reflection of the broad range of individuals who enjoy Rocha’s work. They are Helena Bonham Carter CBE, Barry Keoghan, Francesca Hayward, Kaia Gerber, Rowan Blanchard, Paloma Elsesser, Kelsey Lu, sisters Laila and Nadia Gohar, Omari Douglas, Djenaba, Jess Maybury, Nancy Andersen, Lily Ashley and Hugo Hamlet of Voo Le Voo, William De Val Darby, and Faye Wei Wei herself, who comes to life in miniature in front of her own paintings. Encompassing talented actors, dancers, models, and musicians, this wide array of individuals highlights the breadth of this collection; the first time Rocha has offered a full wardrobe for the family, including womenswear, menswear and childrenswear.      The book nods to Rocha’s signature skill for referencing art and painting with her work, and also the collection campaign’s broader themes of joy, optimism and congregation. This is a truly innovation celebration – a chance to mix with virtual guests and reflect on the beautiful garments and accessories within the collection, all from the safety of home.      “This year has required us all to think about things afresh and find new ways of working and congregating. I am thrilled to be able to celebrate my collaboration with H&M in such an innovative way, using the best AR technology to bring such an amazing cast of figures right into people’s homes. I always wanted this collection to conjure excitement for dressing up, and for meeting with family, friends and loved ones, and I hope this digital event speaks to that, providing a thought-provoking moment of art, beauty, celebration and happiness.”says Simone Rocha.      “This is one of the most innovative collection events we have ever created here at H&M. What a thrill to work on fashion’s first-ever pop-up book AR experience, and with such an incredible, and broad, range of talents. The collection truly comes to life with the help of AR, and it’s wonderful to see so many of Simone’s passions and inspirations – from art, to family, craft and music – come together in one incredible project. It’s a very new take on a fashion party or runway show!” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M     The Simone Rocha x H&M collection launches on hm.com on 11 March.

Bang & Olufsen appoints Chief Design Officer
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Bang & Olufsen appoints Chief Design Officer

Design Miklu Silvanto is named Chief Design Officer for the Danish audio brand. He comes with extensive experience in design and technology from, among other, Apple.     Bang & Olufsen has appointed Miklu Silvanto as Senior Vice President and Chief Design Officer. He will become member of the company's global leadership team and report to CEO Kristian Teär.     Miklu Silvanto has extensive experience in technology and industrial design. Miklu Silvanto spent nearly a decade working in Apple's industrial design team where he helped create some of their most iconic consumer products. Most recently he has worked for Gemic and AirBnB.     At Bang & Olufsen, Miklu Silvanto will be responsible for driving the company's design team and creating the next generation of iconic Bang & Olufsen products, and CEO Kristian Teär is pleased to welcome Miklu Silvanto to the team.     "Miklu has a strong track record of leading technology and design teams that deliver outstanding experiences across products and services," said Kristian Teär. "He shares our values, commitment to innovation, and our ambition to create products that our customers fall in love with." We have a very strong portfolio today with many award-winning products, but it is a key strategic priority for us to make sure that we also have a portfolio which is fit for the future. Our design team plays a key role in ensuring that, and that is why we are also elevating the role into our global leadership team and are bringing Miklu onboard to lead the effort," said Kristian Teär.     Miklu Silvanto is Finnish and adhere to the same Scandinavia design tradition as Bang & Olufsen, and he always been fascinated with the company's products.     "Bang & Olufsen has been pioneering technology and design for almost a century and that combination is unique. I still remember my first experience with a product when I was a child, and I am both excited and humble about joining this iconic company," said Miklu Silvanto. "Together with the rest of the team, I hope to utilise my capabilities to enhance the whole customer experience and build the products and services of the future, while staying true to the brand's legacy and strong Scandinavian design tradition."     Bang & Olufsen will continue to work closely with external designers when developing new products. Miklu Silvanto will join on Monday 15 March 2021 and work out of Bang & Olufsen's offices in Copenhagen, Denmark. Miklu Silvanto is named Chief Design Officer for the Danish audio brand. He comes with extensive experience in design and technology from, among other, Apple.     Bang & Olufsen has appointed Miklu Silvanto as Senior Vice President and Chief Design Officer. He will become member of the company's global leadership team and report to CEO Kristian Teär.     Miklu Silvanto has extensive experience in technology and industrial design. Miklu Silvanto spent nearly a decade working in Apple's industrial design team where he helped create some of their most iconic consumer products. Most recently he has worked for Gemic and AirBnB.     At Bang & Olufsen, Miklu Silvanto will be responsible for driving the company's design team and creating the next generation of iconic Bang & Olufsen products, and CEO Kristian Teär is pleased to welcome Miklu Silvanto to the team.     "Miklu has a strong track record of leading technology and design teams that deliver outstanding experiences across products and services," said Kristian Teär. "He shares our values, commitment to innovation, and our ambition to create products that our customers fall in love with." We have a very strong portfolio today with many award-winning products, but it is a key strategic priority for us to make sure that we also have a portfolio which is fit for the future. Our design team plays a key role in ensuring that, and that is why we are also elevating the role into our global leadership team and are bringing Miklu onboard to lead the effort," said Kristian Teär.     Miklu Silvanto is Finnish and adhere to the same Scandinavia design tradition as Bang & Olufsen, and he always been fascinated with the company's products.     "Bang & Olufsen has been pioneering technology and design for almost a century and that combination is unique. I still remember my first experience with a product when I was a child, and I am both excited and humble about joining this iconic company," said Miklu Silvanto. "Together with the rest of the team, I hope to utilise my capabilities to enhance the whole customer experience and build the products and services of the future, while staying true to the brand's legacy and strong Scandinavian design tradition."     Bang & Olufsen will continue to work closely with external designers when developing new products. Miklu Silvanto will join on Monday 15 March 2021 and work out of Bang & Olufsen's offices in Copenhagen, Denmark.

UNIQLO +J presents the new collection for Spring & Summer 2021
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UNIQLO +J presents the new collection for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion International retailer UNIQLO today announced that it will launch the + J Spring / Summer 2021 collection on March 25. The collection builds on the popular return of UNIQLO's collaboration with legendary designer Jil Sander last season. The designer brings her distinctive, modern signature to this exceptional line for both men and women.     Now that we are slowly rising from the dark winter, it is time to enjoy spring. This season's + J Spring / Summer collection gives you exactly the feeling of the light spring we've all longed for. We see sharp silhouettes minimized to their purest form as the main feature of the current collection.     “The overarching idea is sophistication,” says Ms. Jil Sander. "A form of purity that reminds us of innovation and a fresh start."     Controlled sculptural customization emphasizes movement, lightness and space. Thoughtful design impregnates essential pieces with versatility and practicality for outdoor living. A selection of natural materials and comfortable blends define effortless styles with luxurious textures. Colors reflect a chromatic color palette of the northern lights while indigo and ink reflect the summer night. That gives a nice, cool contrast with ivory, caramel, gray and khaki. +J goes on to showcase an international modern uniform with purpose and meaning.     Ladies collection:   Lightweight, technical silk blends are the highlight of the women's line-up, including a graphic dress with three-quarter sleeves, flared skirt and subtle summer parka. Beautifully tailored from supple SUPIMA® cotton, there is a striking three-quarter-length shirt with dolman sleeves and a voluminous silhouette. SUPIMA® cotton gives a soft sheen to the oversized T-shirt (with half sleeve), providing a stylish look.     Men's collection:   Exceptional customization also sets the men's line-up apart. An oversized long hooded coat with a light gray texture conveys a carefully sculpted 3D volume, while a classic polo is defined by a tight fit. Authentic selvedge denim jeans for men and women are designed in a cool, straight silhouette.     International retailer UNIQLO today announced that it will launch the + J Spring / Summer 2021 collection on March 25. The collection builds on the popular return of UNIQLO's collaboration with legendary designer Jil Sander last season. The designer brings her distinctive, modern signature to this exceptional line for both men and women.     Now that we are slowly rising from the dark winter, it is time to enjoy spring. This season's + J Spring / Summer collection gives you exactly the feeling of the light spring we've all longed for. We see sharp silhouettes minimized to their purest form as the main feature of the current collection.     “The overarching idea is sophistication,” says Ms. Jil Sander. "A form of purity that reminds us of innovation and a fresh start."     Controlled sculptural customization emphasizes movement, lightness and space. Thoughtful design impregnates essential pieces with versatility and practicality for outdoor living. A selection of natural materials and comfortable blends define effortless styles with luxurious textures. Colors reflect a chromatic color palette of the northern lights while indigo and ink reflect the summer night. That gives a nice, cool contrast with ivory, caramel, gray and khaki. +J goes on to showcase an international modern uniform with purpose and meaning.     Ladies collection:   Lightweight, technical silk blends are the highlight of the women's line-up, including a graphic dress with three-quarter sleeves, flared skirt and subtle summer parka. Beautifully tailored from supple SUPIMA® cotton, there is a striking three-quarter-length shirt with dolman sleeves and a voluminous silhouette. SUPIMA® cotton gives a soft sheen to the oversized T-shirt (with half sleeve), providing a stylish look.     Men's collection:   Exceptional customization also sets the men's line-up apart. An oversized long hooded coat with a light gray texture conveys a carefully sculpted 3D volume, while a classic polo is defined by a tight fit. Authentic selvedge denim jeans for men and women are designed in a cool, straight silhouette.    

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