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KOMONO & The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp collaborate on a dope collection
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KOMONO & The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp collaborate on a dope collection

Accessories For the third year in a row, KOMONO is proud to renew its partnership with the fashion department of the RoyalAcademy of Fine Arts Antwerp. KOMONO worked together with ve master students in the creation of a pair ofsunglasses linked to the students’ personal work. The result is an outspoken collection that bolsters the fresh vision of tomorrow’s top designers.     This capsule collection is part of a new project, KOMONO NEXT, a continuous experiment exploring the boundaries of fashion accessories and a platform for some of the world’s most creative talents.     KOMONO x Julie Kegels   Julie Kegels found her main inspiration in The Dinner Party, an installation artwork by Judy Chicago from 1979 in which she sets a gigantic triangular table for 39 strong women. Her collection brings together the concept of dressing up for a dinner party with the idea of this kind of mythical or world-famous woman. The glasses itself are referencing lace blindfolds.     KOMONO x Luca Holzinger   An ode to his grandmother who broke free from a restrictive relationship, Luca Holzinger brings an allegory of asecretary who passes by a river and cannot resist to go for a swim. When she returns to her o ce, all her clothesare wet and messed up, yet she feels more beautiful than ever. For the eyewear Luca played around with lycra fabric, commonly used in swimwear, which he draped around an archetypical cat eye frame. He also added a transparent colorway which feels like liquid water, again referencing this story.     KOMONO x Kaya Gayoung   Kaya Gayoung Lee sought inspiration in semiotics and symbolism. She wanted to research love as an universallanguage and how verbal expressions of a ection can be translated into garments and eyewear. Both the movie ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ and the photography of Viviane Sassen played a big in uence in her work. For theeyewear, she played with shadows and spiky, angular shapes that reference arrows.     KOMONO x Mohammed el Marnissi   The collection of Mohammed el Marnissi references an Arabian myth about two con icted lovers who built alabyrinth to keep their relationship a secret. This comes to life in glasses which have a double layer as if there were two frames placed upon each other. Combined with a brownish color palette and graphics inspired by the paintings of Verner Panton, the glasses feel distinctively 60s and reveal a love story in the making.     KOMONO x Ingmar Patton Plusczyk   Ingmar Patton Plusczyk honors Marchesa Louisa Casati, a wealthy and extravagant aristocrat who suddenly lostall of her wealth and ed to London where she could be found scrambling through trash, trying to nd items todecorate herself with. In his collection, Ingmar combines the very luxurious with the idea of something very cheap, the trash bag. His collection reinforces the idea that self-expression comes from within and has little to do with accumulated wealth.     The collection will be made available, starting from June 21st, through KOMONO.com, the KOMONO Antwerp store and selected retailers for a suggested retail price of 199 euros. For the third year in a row, KOMONO is proud to renew its partnership with the fashion department of the RoyalAcademy of Fine Arts Antwerp. KOMONO worked together with ve master students in the creation of a pair ofsunglasses linked to the students’ personal work. The result is an outspoken collection that bolsters the fresh vision of tomorrow’s top designers.     This capsule collection is part of a new project, KOMONO NEXT, a continuous experiment exploring the boundaries of fashion accessories and a platform for some of the world’s most creative talents.     KOMONO x Julie Kegels   Julie Kegels found her main inspiration in The Dinner Party, an installation artwork by Judy Chicago from 1979 in which she sets a gigantic triangular table for 39 strong women. Her collection brings together the concept of dressing up for a dinner party with the idea of this kind of mythical or world-famous woman. The glasses itself are referencing lace blindfolds.     KOMONO x Luca Holzinger   An ode to his grandmother who broke free from a restrictive relationship, Luca Holzinger brings an allegory of asecretary who passes by a river and cannot resist to go for a swim. When she returns to her o ce, all her clothesare wet and messed up, yet she feels more beautiful than ever. For the eyewear Luca played around with lycra fabric, commonly used in swimwear, which he draped around an archetypical cat eye frame. He also added a transparent colorway which feels like liquid water, again referencing this story.     KOMONO x Kaya Gayoung   Kaya Gayoung Lee sought inspiration in semiotics and symbolism. She wanted to research love as an universallanguage and how verbal expressions of a ection can be translated into garments and eyewear. Both the movie ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ and the photography of Viviane Sassen played a big in uence in her work. For theeyewear, she played with shadows and spiky, angular shapes that reference arrows.     KOMONO x Mohammed el Marnissi   The collection of Mohammed el Marnissi references an Arabian myth about two con icted lovers who built alabyrinth to keep their relationship a secret. This comes to life in glasses which have a double layer as if there were two frames placed upon each other. Combined with a brownish color palette and graphics inspired by the paintings of Verner Panton, the glasses feel distinctively 60s and reveal a love story in the making.     KOMONO x Ingmar Patton Plusczyk   Ingmar Patton Plusczyk honors Marchesa Louisa Casati, a wealthy and extravagant aristocrat who suddenly lostall of her wealth and ed to London where she could be found scrambling through trash, trying to nd items todecorate herself with. In his collection, Ingmar combines the very luxurious with the idea of something very cheap, the trash bag. His collection reinforces the idea that self-expression comes from within and has little to do with accumulated wealth.     The collection will be made available, starting from June 21st, through KOMONO.com, the KOMONO Antwerp store and selected retailers for a suggested retail price of 199 euros.

DIOR PRESENTS THE SUMMER 2022 MEN’S COLLECTION
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DIOR PRESENTS THE SUMMER 2022 MEN’S COLLECTION

Fashion Week CHRISTIAN DIOR JOURNEYED TO AMERICA AS EARLY AS 1947; ONE OF HIS FIRST DESTINATIONS ON THIS ODYSSEY WAS TEXAS, WHOSE EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES MADE A LASTING IMPRESSION. INSPIRED BY DIOR’S DEEP-ROOTED CONNECTION TO THIS AMERICAN STATE, KIM JONES HAS LASSOED THIS LEGACY INTO TODAY, COLLABORATING WITH THE TEXAN-BORN RAPPER, SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND RECORD PRODUCER TRAVIS SCOTT. TAILORING, REFLECTING THE SAVOIR-FAIRE OF THE HOUSE, UNDERPINS THE COLLECTION, WITH THE TAILLEUR OBLIQUE LENDING A TOUCH OF FORMALITY TO CONTRAST WITH THE SPORTSWEAR ELEMENTS. TRAVIS SCOTT HAS REIMAGINED THE DIOR LOGOTYPE VIA A SERIES OF GRAPHICS, WHILE THE ACCESSORIES FEATURE A REVISITED DIOR OBLIQUE MOTIF. THE SADDLE BAG IS ALSO REINTERPRETED WITH A SOLID STIRRUP HANDLE, WHILE A NEW DIOR SNEAKER EVOKES THE SKATEBOARDING UNIVERSE. EXPLORING AMERICA THROUGH DIOR’S EYES LEADS BACK TO FINE ART: IN A SERIES OF WORKS, KIM JONES, TRAVIS SCOTT AND THE HOUSE OF DIOR COLLABORATED WITH CELEBRATED US ARTIST GEORGE CONDO ON A SERIES OF HAND-PAINTED SHIRTS, IN A VIRTUOSO ALLIANCE OF CREATIVE VISIONS. CHRISTIAN DIOR JOURNEYED TO AMERICA AS EARLY AS 1947; ONE OF HIS FIRST DESTINATIONS ON THIS ODYSSEY WAS TEXAS, WHOSE EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES MADE A LASTING IMPRESSION. INSPIRED BY DIOR’S DEEP-ROOTED CONNECTION TO THIS AMERICAN STATE, KIM JONES HAS LASSOED THIS LEGACY INTO TODAY, COLLABORATING WITH THE TEXAN-BORN RAPPER, SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND RECORD PRODUCER TRAVIS SCOTT. TAILORING, REFLECTING THE SAVOIR-FAIRE OF THE HOUSE, UNDERPINS THE COLLECTION, WITH THE TAILLEUR OBLIQUE LENDING A TOUCH OF FORMALITY TO CONTRAST WITH THE SPORTSWEAR ELEMENTS. TRAVIS SCOTT HAS REIMAGINED THE DIOR LOGOTYPE VIA A SERIES OF GRAPHICS, WHILE THE ACCESSORIES FEATURE A REVISITED DIOR OBLIQUE MOTIF. THE SADDLE BAG IS ALSO REINTERPRETED WITH A SOLID STIRRUP HANDLE, WHILE A NEW DIOR SNEAKER EVOKES THE SKATEBOARDING UNIVERSE. EXPLORING AMERICA THROUGH DIOR’S EYES LEADS BACK TO FINE ART: IN A SERIES OF WORKS, KIM JONES, TRAVIS SCOTT AND THE HOUSE OF DIOR COLLABORATED WITH CELEBRATED US ARTIST GEORGE CONDO ON A SERIES OF HAND-PAINTED SHIRTS, IN A VIRTUOSO ALLIANCE OF CREATIVE VISIONS.

Hermès presents the new men's collection for Spring & Summer 2022
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Hermès presents the new men's collection for Spring & Summer 2022

Fashion Week This collection is about a sense of lightness, relaxation and freedom. It is a response to our need for wider perspectives, for the great outdoors. It is an invention and reinvention of a wardrobe in which different fabrics are interwoven, and where technical innovation finds inspiration in craftwork legacy.     Depth and fantasy: a duality of spirit shaking up appearances. Paper becomes fabric, Toilbright and a cotton cover fuse together, leather is enlivened with bursts of colour and stitching graphics. Forms in trompe-l’œil: overshirts, double jacket-cardigans, coats and parkas in two materials.     This hybrid approach ushers in a renewed elegance synonymous with energized and flexible shapes: the seemingly casual style belies a structured sophistication to the night as it fades in from the day. Innovation and precision, a dialogue with legacy patterns devoured, blurred, perforated and otherwise transformed by modern techniques.     A harmonious play on contrasts accentuate the colours. Celadon-green, algae, chocolate, and carbon hues blend with the softness of faded rose, stone-grey and raw-silk. A bright, soft sweater, a daisy pattern and large Bermuda shorts embody this liberated relaxation.     Suffused with optimism and energy, this creative collection is bursting with the vitality of a world reclaimed. This collection is about a sense of lightness, relaxation and freedom. It is a response to our need for wider perspectives, for the great outdoors. It is an invention and reinvention of a wardrobe in which different fabrics are interwoven, and where technical innovation finds inspiration in craftwork legacy.     Depth and fantasy: a duality of spirit shaking up appearances. Paper becomes fabric, Toilbright and a cotton cover fuse together, leather is enlivened with bursts of colour and stitching graphics. Forms in trompe-l’œil: overshirts, double jacket-cardigans, coats and parkas in two materials.     This hybrid approach ushers in a renewed elegance synonymous with energized and flexible shapes: the seemingly casual style belies a structured sophistication to the night as it fades in from the day. Innovation and precision, a dialogue with legacy patterns devoured, blurred, perforated and otherwise transformed by modern techniques.     A harmonious play on contrasts accentuate the colours. Celadon-green, algae, chocolate, and carbon hues blend with the softness of faded rose, stone-grey and raw-silk. A bright, soft sweater, a daisy pattern and large Bermuda shorts embody this liberated relaxation.     Suffused with optimism and energy, this creative collection is bursting with the vitality of a world reclaimed.

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HAVANA CLUB AND PIGALLE PARIS LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION
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HAVANA CLUB AND PIGALLE PARIS LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION

Lifestyle Cuban rum brand Havana Club has joined forces with French label Pigalle Paris, best known for its colorful streetwear collections and iconic, brightly colored basketball courts. Together they release a limited-edition capsule collection. This consists of a unisex clothing collection and a bottle of Havana Club 7 with special label designed by Stéphane Ashpool, founder and creative director of Pigalle Paris.       When Stéphane Ashpool first visited Cuba, he says he immediately fell in love with the Island. This gave him the idea to create a collection in collaboration with a local brand as a tribute to the beauty of the island. Stéphane ended up at Havana Club, a much-loved Cuban brand that also fits perfectly with Pigalle's vision. Both brands share core values ​​such as community involvement, diversity and inclusivity.     Inspiration: the colors of Cuba.     Ashpool took inspiration for the collection from the streets of Havana, which fascinated him from the very first moment with the colours, the vibrant energy and the music. The warm pastel colors of the sun-stained houses can be seen throughout the island in architecture and design. Every color he used for this collection reflects a piece of Cuba's unique history: from the eclectic architecture and the vintage cars to the colorful skies at sunset.     Limited edition capsule collection:     Ashpool incorporated these iconic Havana colors into the bottle's label, which he also designed himself. This label with handwritten message formed the basis for the capsule collection, consisting of a leather jacket, a box logo T-shirt, a tracksuit and a cap. Stéphane also incorporated the same faded tones in the tie-dye print on the T-Shirts and tracksuits. The tracksuit, like the leather jacket, has a '7' on the back. This is a direct reference to both the '7' on the Havana Club 7 bottle and to the sportstyle culture that the designer has been inspired by for many years. With this unique limited edition, Ashpool manages to bring the streets of Havana and Paris together in its own way.     Both the creatively designed Havana Club 7 bottle and the capsule collection are available in limited edition. The bottle of Havana Club 7 costs €39.95 and is exclusively available via www.drankboutique.nl. The unisex collection is exclusively for sale at Four Amsterdam from last week. Prices range from €50 for the T-Shirt to €90 for the hoodie. The leather jacket, which will be available worldwide in a limited edition, costs €1,000.     Cuban rum brand Havana Club has joined forces with French label Pigalle Paris, best known for its colorful streetwear collections and iconic, brightly colored basketball courts. Together they release a limited-edition capsule collection. This consists of a unisex clothing collection and a bottle of Havana Club 7 with special label designed by Stéphane Ashpool, founder and creative director of Pigalle Paris.       When Stéphane Ashpool first visited Cuba, he says he immediately fell in love with the Island. This gave him the idea to create a collection in collaboration with a local brand as a tribute to the beauty of the island. Stéphane ended up at Havana Club, a much-loved Cuban brand that also fits perfectly with Pigalle's vision. Both brands share core values ​​such as community involvement, diversity and inclusivity.     Inspiration: the colors of Cuba.     Ashpool took inspiration for the collection from the streets of Havana, which fascinated him from the very first moment with the colours, the vibrant energy and the music. The warm pastel colors of the sun-stained houses can be seen throughout the island in architecture and design. Every color he used for this collection reflects a piece of Cuba's unique history: from the eclectic architecture and the vintage cars to the colorful skies at sunset.     Limited edition capsule collection:     Ashpool incorporated these iconic Havana colors into the bottle's label, which he also designed himself. This label with handwritten message formed the basis for the capsule collection, consisting of a leather jacket, a box logo T-shirt, a tracksuit and a cap. Stéphane also incorporated the same faded tones in the tie-dye print on the T-Shirts and tracksuits. The tracksuit, like the leather jacket, has a '7' on the back. This is a direct reference to both the '7' on the Havana Club 7 bottle and to the sportstyle culture that the designer has been inspired by for many years. With this unique limited edition, Ashpool manages to bring the streets of Havana and Paris together in its own way.     Both the creatively designed Havana Club 7 bottle and the capsule collection are available in limited edition. The bottle of Havana Club 7 costs €39.95 and is exclusively available via www.drankboutique.nl. The unisex collection is exclusively for sale at Four Amsterdam from last week. Prices range from €50 for the T-Shirt to €90 for the hoodie. The leather jacket, which will be available worldwide in a limited edition, costs €1,000.    

LOEWE PRESENTS THE SPRING & SUMMER 2022 MEN ́S RUNWAY COLLECTION
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LOEWE PRESENTS THE SPRING & SUMMER 2022 MEN ́S RUNWAY COLLECTION

Fashion Week LOEWE presents the Spring Summer 2022 men’s runway collection in printed form. The message is one of electrifying escapism, of hope and optimism.     Hedonistic release: the LOEWE Men’s Spring Summer 2022 collection is charged with the electrifying promise of intimacy and the feel of human touch. Creative director Jonathan Anderson keeps shapes at once abstract and straightforward, letting colours explode in a riot of saturated hues.     The theme of the night out is inspired by the work of New York-based, German artist Florian Krewer (b.1986), one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary painting. Autobiographical, yet free from an overt narrative, his work begins in either found or personal photographs he has taken. With a colour palette presenting a surprising range of night-dark blacks, unclean whites and arti cially-sweetened pinks, purples and blues, Krewer’s paintings, populated with characters that are free and chaotic, explore con icts and desires consumed in the public spaces of cities.     A sexual energy is released into the action, with glimpses of the body, or its parts, revealed by draping or strategically placed cutouts. Tripping out translates into an idea of distortion, with coats spouting metal plaques on the back or tops dematerialising into transparent multiple layers. Sequinned animal prints and the all-over paillette leave an insouciantly kitsch trail. The juxtaposition of the pragmatic and the just-plain-bonkers sets the swinging, energetic tone. Logo-patterned trench coats, leather parkas, zip-up coats gathered at the waist, roomy cargo shorts in earthy hues are juxtaposed with draped tunics, cut-out multi-layer jumpers, all-in-ones, space-dye neckerchief tops and trousers made of rope in acrylic colourways. Matching tops and shorts, or tops and trousers, are distorted by prints and decoration.     The looks are accessorised with folded boots, sandals, colourful slippers, bumbags, either in small or mini sizes. The multifaceted Puzzle arrives, for the rst time, in a supple hobo shape or as a bumbag in two sizes, the small and the mini. The LOEWE Anagram jacquard with bright neon pink and apple green colourways on rolltop backpacks and bumbags. Round glasses with brightly coloured frames add another feisty touch.     Joy and freedom come to the fore.     #LOEWE #LOEWESS22 LOEWE presents the Spring Summer 2022 men’s runway collection in printed form. The message is one of electrifying escapism, of hope and optimism.     Hedonistic release: the LOEWE Men’s Spring Summer 2022 collection is charged with the electrifying promise of intimacy and the feel of human touch. Creative director Jonathan Anderson keeps shapes at once abstract and straightforward, letting colours explode in a riot of saturated hues.     The theme of the night out is inspired by the work of New York-based, German artist Florian Krewer (b.1986), one of the most exciting new voices in contemporary painting. Autobiographical, yet free from an overt narrative, his work begins in either found or personal photographs he has taken. With a colour palette presenting a surprising range of night-dark blacks, unclean whites and arti cially-sweetened pinks, purples and blues, Krewer’s paintings, populated with characters that are free and chaotic, explore con icts and desires consumed in the public spaces of cities.     A sexual energy is released into the action, with glimpses of the body, or its parts, revealed by draping or strategically placed cutouts. Tripping out translates into an idea of distortion, with coats spouting metal plaques on the back or tops dematerialising into transparent multiple layers. Sequinned animal prints and the all-over paillette leave an insouciantly kitsch trail. The juxtaposition of the pragmatic and the just-plain-bonkers sets the swinging, energetic tone. Logo-patterned trench coats, leather parkas, zip-up coats gathered at the waist, roomy cargo shorts in earthy hues are juxtaposed with draped tunics, cut-out multi-layer jumpers, all-in-ones, space-dye neckerchief tops and trousers made of rope in acrylic colourways. Matching tops and shorts, or tops and trousers, are distorted by prints and decoration.     The looks are accessorised with folded boots, sandals, colourful slippers, bumbags, either in small or mini sizes. The multifaceted Puzzle arrives, for the rst time, in a supple hobo shape or as a bumbag in two sizes, the small and the mini. The LOEWE Anagram jacquard with bright neon pink and apple green colourways on rolltop backpacks and bumbags. Round glasses with brightly coloured frames add another feisty touch.     Joy and freedom come to the fore.     #LOEWE #LOEWESS22

STEP INTO LOUBIFUTURE TO DISCOVER CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2022 MEN’S COLLECTION IN AUGMENTED REALITY
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STEP INTO LOUBIFUTURE TO DISCOVER CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN’S SPRING-SUMMER 2022 MEN’S COLLECTION IN AUGMENTED REALITY

Accessories To unveil his Spring-Summer 2022 men’s collection, Christian Louboutin pursues his exploration of new digital territories with LoubiFuture. Following his avatars’ adventures on the animated gaming app Zepeto and the 3D interactive experience of LoubiAirways, LoubiFuture mixes augmented and extended realities to create a unique and immersive experience, wrapped in a colourful retro-futuristic aesthetic.     Featuring French singer Julien Granel - renowned for his vivid, pop universe - the rst part of this animation uses extended reality to take you through a vibrant odyssey across many worlds. Supported by an original music track entitled Mirage, the video invites you to follow Julien in a Vaporwaved 80’s dream, leading you from neon skycrapers LoubiTown to a sunset on the beach, to The Grand Finale atop a tower in a jungle populated by a surreal tropical wildlife.     This epic journey leads into a double showroom where displayed styles from the new collection are available to view in augmented reality. The rst room celebrates this season’s new sneaker: The Arpoador, a tribute to Christian Louboutin’s love for Brazil, named after the rocky junction that lies between Ipanema and Copacabana. These all-terrain sneakers are inspired by Brazilian modernist architecture and its love for curves are embodied in the sneaker’s exibility and versatility. Modelled and inserted in a Vaporwave setting, the 5 colourways deconstruct and reconstruct themselves in a very casual way.     A smoky tunnel leads to the second room, the Argosphere, imagined as a constantly moving optical- ber space featuring the second key line of the collection: the Our Georges. Designed in black calf leather or silver antispecchio, the three Our Georges styles are the perfect mix between style and purpose thanks to the oversized, yet light lug sole with an exaggerated signature welt and red insert at the back.     Leathergoods are showcased with three new seasonal additions: the BackParis backpack, the LoubiTown pouch and the Ruistote bag.     All styles are experienceable in real life with augmented reality through a QR Code to scan. The style is immediately modelized in the environment surrounding you and can be explored through all angles with a very precise sense of details dear to the designer.     Tomorrow is sooner than you think...   To unveil his Spring-Summer 2022 men’s collection, Christian Louboutin pursues his exploration of new digital territories with LoubiFuture. Following his avatars’ adventures on the animated gaming app Zepeto and the 3D interactive experience of LoubiAirways, LoubiFuture mixes augmented and extended realities to create a unique and immersive experience, wrapped in a colourful retro-futuristic aesthetic.     Featuring French singer Julien Granel - renowned for his vivid, pop universe - the rst part of this animation uses extended reality to take you through a vibrant odyssey across many worlds. Supported by an original music track entitled Mirage, the video invites you to follow Julien in a Vaporwaved 80’s dream, leading you from neon skycrapers LoubiTown to a sunset on the beach, to The Grand Finale atop a tower in a jungle populated by a surreal tropical wildlife.     This epic journey leads into a double showroom where displayed styles from the new collection are available to view in augmented reality. The rst room celebrates this season’s new sneaker: The Arpoador, a tribute to Christian Louboutin’s love for Brazil, named after the rocky junction that lies between Ipanema and Copacabana. These all-terrain sneakers are inspired by Brazilian modernist architecture and its love for curves are embodied in the sneaker’s exibility and versatility. Modelled and inserted in a Vaporwave setting, the 5 colourways deconstruct and reconstruct themselves in a very casual way.     A smoky tunnel leads to the second room, the Argosphere, imagined as a constantly moving optical- ber space featuring the second key line of the collection: the Our Georges. Designed in black calf leather or silver antispecchio, the three Our Georges styles are the perfect mix between style and purpose thanks to the oversized, yet light lug sole with an exaggerated signature welt and red insert at the back.     Leathergoods are showcased with three new seasonal additions: the BackParis backpack, the LoubiTown pouch and the Ruistote bag.     All styles are experienceable in real life with augmented reality through a QR Code to scan. The style is immediately modelized in the environment surrounding you and can be explored through all angles with a very precise sense of details dear to the designer.     Tomorrow is sooner than you think...  

GIVENCHY PARFUMS LAUNCHES THE CREATION OF AN NFT IN SUPPORT OF THE LGBTQIA+ CAUSE
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GIVENCHY PARFUMS LAUNCHES THE CREATION OF AN NFT IN SUPPORT OF THE LGBTQIA+ CAUSE

Fragrances To mark Pride Month this year, Givenchy Parfums states its support for the LGBTQIA+ cause by launching an unprecedented project: the brand has decided to team up with London gallery owner & LGBTQIA+ activist Amar Singh and artists Rewind Collective to create a digital artwork which will be sold for the benefit of the Le MAG Jeunes organisation (https://www.mag-jeunes.org/). An initiative which perfectly reflects the House’s approach, according to which disruptive creativity and innovation always go hand in hand with values of respect and inclusion.     After having ventured into the field of gaming by creating makeup looks for the video game Animal Crossing, Givenchy Parfums is now exploring the new world of NFTs (“Non Fungible Tokens”, digital works encoded in a way that ensures their uniqueness and authenticity). The House thus becomes the first beauty brand to come up with an NFT and to put this innovation at the service of an essential cause.     Drawing inspiration from the House’s hallmarks, as well as the colours of Pride Month, this original virtual artwork is being unveiled today on the @givenchybeauty Instagram page. It will then be sold exclusively in a limited series of 1,952 on VeVe, the largest mobile-first digital collectibles platform. After the sale that will take place from June 21 to June 26, the proceeds will be entirely donated to the Le MAG Jeunes organisation.     This initiative is fully in line with Givenchy Parfums’ approach, which aims to promote a culture open to all types of diversity. The singularity and expertise of its employees are a precious source of creativity and innovation. Givenchy Parfums ensures that all are included so that they are totally free to be themselves and can fully express their potential. Each talent is unique and the strength of the House relies on merging these differences. To mark Pride Month this year, Givenchy Parfums states its support for the LGBTQIA+ cause by launching an unprecedented project: the brand has decided to team up with London gallery owner & LGBTQIA+ activist Amar Singh and artists Rewind Collective to create a digital artwork which will be sold for the benefit of the Le MAG Jeunes organisation (https://www.mag-jeunes.org/). An initiative which perfectly reflects the House’s approach, according to which disruptive creativity and innovation always go hand in hand with values of respect and inclusion.     After having ventured into the field of gaming by creating makeup looks for the video game Animal Crossing, Givenchy Parfums is now exploring the new world of NFTs (“Non Fungible Tokens”, digital works encoded in a way that ensures their uniqueness and authenticity). The House thus becomes the first beauty brand to come up with an NFT and to put this innovation at the service of an essential cause.     Drawing inspiration from the House’s hallmarks, as well as the colours of Pride Month, this original virtual artwork is being unveiled today on the @givenchybeauty Instagram page. It will then be sold exclusively in a limited series of 1,952 on VeVe, the largest mobile-first digital collectibles platform. After the sale that will take place from June 21 to June 26, the proceeds will be entirely donated to the Le MAG Jeunes organisation.     This initiative is fully in line with Givenchy Parfums’ approach, which aims to promote a culture open to all types of diversity. The singularity and expertise of its employees are a precious source of creativity and innovation. Givenchy Parfums ensures that all are included so that they are totally free to be themselves and can fully express their potential. Each talent is unique and the strength of the House relies on merging these differences.

SAINT LAURENT DENIM #YSL41 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
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SAINT LAURENT DENIM #YSL41 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Fashion Art Direction : Anthony Vaccarello Director : Gray Sorrenti Talents : Romeo Beckham, Hailey Bieber, Sonny Hall, Megan Miles, Anok Yai Soundtrack : Arsun - “Southern Winds”     #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello Art Direction : Anthony Vaccarello Director : Gray Sorrenti Talents : Romeo Beckham, Hailey Bieber, Sonny Hall, Megan Miles, Anok Yai Soundtrack : Arsun - “Southern Winds”     #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello

Acne Studios is pleased to announce the launch of the Acne Paper book
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Acne Studios is pleased to announce the launch of the Acne Paper book

Design Acne Studios is pleased to announce the launch of the Acne Paper book this summer 2021.     The book celebrates some of the best work from the magazine’s archive, accompanied by new essays by Sarah Mower,Vince Aletti and Robin Muir written especially for this lavishly produced 568 page edition.     Acne Paper was a biannual magazine that had a brief but remarkable life (2005 - 2014). Fashion spreads were just one element in an editorial mix that focused on culture in the broadest sense, with a keen eye on how the past informs the present.     Narrated by a timeless theme explored through photography, art, literature and journalism, Acne Paper published the work of top level contributors from di erent generations and was admired for its elegant art direction and high production value.     The book includes the work of legendary photographers such as David Bailey, Saul Leiter, Sarah Moon, Snowdon, Irving Penn and Paolo Roversi, as well as image makers of younger generations including Roe Ethridge, Jamie Hawkesworth, Julia Hetta,Viviane Sassen and Sølve Sundsbø, to name but a very few.     Edited byThomas Persson, Acne Paper’s editor- in-chief and creative director, the book features interviews with and contributions from Azzedine Alaïa, Isabelle Huppert, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Kim Jones, David Lynch, Malcolm McLaren, Arthur Mitchell, Glenn O’Brien, Hans Ulrich Obrist,Tilda Swinton and GillianWearing.     For the cover and opening portfolio, Christopher Smith, known for his self portraits, has given his artistic interpretation of Acne Paper and its fteen themes.     Acne Paper. I would not have dared starting it had I known how it would turn out, how many fantastic people and wonderful creative encounters I would experience. And had I known how much I would miss it, I would never have stopped.” Jonny Johansson, Creative director and co-founder of Acne Studios     “Acne Paper was a lovingly crafted magazine where many talented people came together. Each issue involved individuals from all walks of life, personalities whose cultural backgrounds or areas of knowledge had probably never been featured in the same publication before.” Thomas Persson, Editor-in-chief and creative director of Acne Paper     The book will be available for purchase in selected Acne Studios stores, acnestudios.com and selected bookstores across Japan from end of June 2021.       Acne Studios is a Stockholm based multidisciplinary fashion house and publisher of the magazine Acne Paper (2005 - 2014) as well as the books Snowdon Blue by Snowdon (2012), Rodeo byVince Aletti (2013),Schlesinger Sculpture by Peter Schlesinger (2015) and Acne Paper byThomas Persson (2021). Acne Studios is pleased to announce the launch of the Acne Paper book this summer 2021.     The book celebrates some of the best work from the magazine’s archive, accompanied by new essays by Sarah Mower,Vince Aletti and Robin Muir written especially for this lavishly produced 568 page edition.     Acne Paper was a biannual magazine that had a brief but remarkable life (2005 - 2014). Fashion spreads were just one element in an editorial mix that focused on culture in the broadest sense, with a keen eye on how the past informs the present.     Narrated by a timeless theme explored through photography, art, literature and journalism, Acne Paper published the work of top level contributors from di erent generations and was admired for its elegant art direction and high production value.     The book includes the work of legendary photographers such as David Bailey, Saul Leiter, Sarah Moon, Snowdon, Irving Penn and Paolo Roversi, as well as image makers of younger generations including Roe Ethridge, Jamie Hawkesworth, Julia Hetta,Viviane Sassen and Sølve Sundsbø, to name but a very few.     Edited byThomas Persson, Acne Paper’s editor- in-chief and creative director, the book features interviews with and contributions from Azzedine Alaïa, Isabelle Huppert, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Kim Jones, David Lynch, Malcolm McLaren, Arthur Mitchell, Glenn O’Brien, Hans Ulrich Obrist,Tilda Swinton and GillianWearing.     For the cover and opening portfolio, Christopher Smith, known for his self portraits, has given his artistic interpretation of Acne Paper and its fteen themes.     Acne Paper. I would not have dared starting it had I known how it would turn out, how many fantastic people and wonderful creative encounters I would experience. And had I known how much I would miss it, I would never have stopped.” Jonny Johansson, Creative director and co-founder of Acne Studios     “Acne Paper was a lovingly crafted magazine where many talented people came together. Each issue involved individuals from all walks of life, personalities whose cultural backgrounds or areas of knowledge had probably never been featured in the same publication before.” Thomas Persson, Editor-in-chief and creative director of Acne Paper     The book will be available for purchase in selected Acne Studios stores, acnestudios.com and selected bookstores across Japan from end of June 2021.       Acne Studios is a Stockholm based multidisciplinary fashion house and publisher of the magazine Acne Paper (2005 - 2014) as well as the books Snowdon Blue by Snowdon (2012), Rodeo byVince Aletti (2013),Schlesinger Sculpture by Peter Schlesinger (2015) and Acne Paper byThomas Persson (2021).

Montblanc embraces Maison Kitsuné’s Art De Vivre with new capsule collection
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Montblanc embraces Maison Kitsuné’s Art De Vivre with new capsule collection

Design Montblanc teams up with independent Paris fashion brand and lifestyle powerhouse Maison Kitsuné to create a collection of leather goods, wearable and writing accessories.     Montblanc’s signature leather pieces have been given an original design treatment by Maison Kitsuné, the fashion, music and lifestyle brand known globally for its laid-back cool and au-courant sophistication. The new Montblanc x Maison Kitsuné capsule blends iconic lines of Montblanc leather pieces with the casual and curious attitude that defines the Kitsuné’s Art de Vivre. Crafted from Saffiano printed leather and featuring a reinterpretation of Maison Kitsuné signature ‘Camo Fox’ print the collection includes a selection of leather goods in different formats, accessories and belt designed for fearless creatives who express themselves in individual and original ways.     “Kitsuné”, the Japanese word for “fox”, is a symbol of versatility that according to legend possesses the power to change its appearance, just like Kitsuné. The brand has made a name for itself adapting its repertoire according to ever evolving inspiration, blending a fashion label (Maison Kitsuné), music label (Kitsuné Musique) and cafés, roasteries, bars and restaurants (Café Kitsuné).     “What makes this partnership so dynamic and exciting is bringing together two Maisons with very different origins, stories and philosophies, yet complimentary mindsets. What we have created with this collaboration is a new, distinctive and original Art de Vivre that brings together the self- expression, creativity and playfulness of Maison Kitsuné and the passion, determination and inspiration that defines Montblanc as the Maison of Luxury Business Lifestyle,” says Vincent Montalescot, Executive Vice President Marketing, Montblanc.     Just like the multi-layered Art de Vivre enjoyed by the followers of Maison Kitsuné across different lifestyle areas, Montblanc supports and inspires those striving to leave their mark, doers who seamlessly merge their professional aspirations and other parts of their daily life into one art de vivre. Inspired by this new business lifestyle, other facets of the Montblanc lifestyle have also been given a stylish Maison Kitsuné design treatment including a leather notebook, and MB 01 smart headphones.     Montblanc x Maison Kitsuné capsule collection is available from June 24th 2021. For more information visit www.montblanc.com Montblanc teams up with independent Paris fashion brand and lifestyle powerhouse Maison Kitsuné to create a collection of leather goods, wearable and writing accessories.     Montblanc’s signature leather pieces have been given an original design treatment by Maison Kitsuné, the fashion, music and lifestyle brand known globally for its laid-back cool and au-courant sophistication. The new Montblanc x Maison Kitsuné capsule blends iconic lines of Montblanc leather pieces with the casual and curious attitude that defines the Kitsuné’s Art de Vivre. Crafted from Saffiano printed leather and featuring a reinterpretation of Maison Kitsuné signature ‘Camo Fox’ print the collection includes a selection of leather goods in different formats, accessories and belt designed for fearless creatives who express themselves in individual and original ways.     “Kitsuné”, the Japanese word for “fox”, is a symbol of versatility that according to legend possesses the power to change its appearance, just like Kitsuné. The brand has made a name for itself adapting its repertoire according to ever evolving inspiration, blending a fashion label (Maison Kitsuné), music label (Kitsuné Musique) and cafés, roasteries, bars and restaurants (Café Kitsuné).     “What makes this partnership so dynamic and exciting is bringing together two Maisons with very different origins, stories and philosophies, yet complimentary mindsets. What we have created with this collaboration is a new, distinctive and original Art de Vivre that brings together the self- expression, creativity and playfulness of Maison Kitsuné and the passion, determination and inspiration that defines Montblanc as the Maison of Luxury Business Lifestyle,” says Vincent Montalescot, Executive Vice President Marketing, Montblanc.     Just like the multi-layered Art de Vivre enjoyed by the followers of Maison Kitsuné across different lifestyle areas, Montblanc supports and inspires those striving to leave their mark, doers who seamlessly merge their professional aspirations and other parts of their daily life into one art de vivre. Inspired by this new business lifestyle, other facets of the Montblanc lifestyle have also been given a stylish Maison Kitsuné design treatment including a leather notebook, and MB 01 smart headphones.     Montblanc x Maison Kitsuné capsule collection is available from June 24th 2021. For more information visit www.montblanc.com

BURBERRY PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION
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BURBERRY PRESENTS THE NEW SPRING & SUMMER 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week This presentation is all about the power and the beauty of self-expression and about escaping and coming together as one to celebrate our creativity.     I have always been inspired by music and by its ability to transport your mind – how it can connect you with times, places and people beyond boundaries. Music has played a big role in my life, like a running soundtrack and energy throughout my youth. So many of my memories forged through music take me back to an incredible time when I was discovering myself – my voice, my identity, my creativity – sharing my experiences with friends and sometimes even strangers along the way. It was like being on a universal journey, brought together by a collective sense of openness, acceptance and opportunity.     I wanted the collection to capture that free spirit of youth and its honest and daring attitude, that sense of experimentation and fluidity. There is a strong feeling of unity but also of individuality – encouraging and uplifting each other to express ourselves freely. It’s a very raw energy that’s infectious, exciting and full of life. Like an awakening.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     For the Burberry Spring/Summer 2022 menswear presentation, Riccardo Tisci melds the feelings of freedom and togetherness in an exploration of the forces that connect and inspire us – those which make us feel alive. Creating a moment of youthful positivity, the presentation gracefully centres on the power of the spiritual and the energy of music and movement.     Filmed in the outdoors, swathes of sand are contrasted against the minimalist and raw urban structure of the striking Millennium Mills in Royal Victoria Docks, East London. A slew of models cut a bold path through the set, each distinguished with daring individuality. In an unflinchingly honest representation of freedom of expression, the collection challenges conventional codes with assured fluidity. The looks brim with youthful experimentation and sensuality, expressed through rebellious faux piercing accessories and black leather halterneck vests, coats and briefs. Tailoring and outerwear are similarly readdressed with sleeveless non-conforming silhouettes and abstract prints. The collection’s name ‘Universal Passport’ can be seen emblazoned across sleeveless mesh T-shirts and cotton shirts, affirming the presentation’s message of connectivity and exploration.     A trance-like soundtrack acts as the anthem to draw together additional gatherings of revellers, interspersed throughout the space yet transported to another plane by the music of British-formed music group Shpongle. The music transcends the everyday to an open, uninhibited space where individuals come together to connect, actively participating in this collective experience to celebrate creativity without boundaries. An exaltation of dynamic youth.     Drawing upon Burberry’s long-standing support of community spirit and freedom of expression, Riccardo Tisci curates an energetic experience full of anticipation for the discovery of new and unknown spaces to explore together. This presentation is all about the power and the beauty of self-expression and about escaping and coming together as one to celebrate our creativity.     I have always been inspired by music and by its ability to transport your mind – how it can connect you with times, places and people beyond boundaries. Music has played a big role in my life, like a running soundtrack and energy throughout my youth. So many of my memories forged through music take me back to an incredible time when I was discovering myself – my voice, my identity, my creativity – sharing my experiences with friends and sometimes even strangers along the way. It was like being on a universal journey, brought together by a collective sense of openness, acceptance and opportunity.     I wanted the collection to capture that free spirit of youth and its honest and daring attitude, that sense of experimentation and fluidity. There is a strong feeling of unity but also of individuality – encouraging and uplifting each other to express ourselves freely. It’s a very raw energy that’s infectious, exciting and full of life. Like an awakening.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     For the Burberry Spring/Summer 2022 menswear presentation, Riccardo Tisci melds the feelings of freedom and togetherness in an exploration of the forces that connect and inspire us – those which make us feel alive. Creating a moment of youthful positivity, the presentation gracefully centres on the power of the spiritual and the energy of music and movement.     Filmed in the outdoors, swathes of sand are contrasted against the minimalist and raw urban structure of the striking Millennium Mills in Royal Victoria Docks, East London. A slew of models cut a bold path through the set, each distinguished with daring individuality. In an unflinchingly honest representation of freedom of expression, the collection challenges conventional codes with assured fluidity. The looks brim with youthful experimentation and sensuality, expressed through rebellious faux piercing accessories and black leather halterneck vests, coats and briefs. Tailoring and outerwear are similarly readdressed with sleeveless non-conforming silhouettes and abstract prints. The collection’s name ‘Universal Passport’ can be seen emblazoned across sleeveless mesh T-shirts and cotton shirts, affirming the presentation’s message of connectivity and exploration.     A trance-like soundtrack acts as the anthem to draw together additional gatherings of revellers, interspersed throughout the space yet transported to another plane by the music of British-formed music group Shpongle. The music transcends the everyday to an open, uninhibited space where individuals come together to connect, actively participating in this collective experience to celebrate creativity without boundaries. An exaltation of dynamic youth.     Drawing upon Burberry’s long-standing support of community spirit and freedom of expression, Riccardo Tisci curates an energetic experience full of anticipation for the discovery of new and unknown spaces to explore together.

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