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Louis Vuitton Father's Day gifting
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Louis Vuitton Father's Day gifting

Men For Father’s Day, Louis Vuitton celebrates its eclectic Men’s collections. The Maison’s style codes are reinterpreted in a selection of ready-to-wear items, leather goods, shoes and accessories.     Leather goods: Leather goods celebrate the Maison’s iconic handbags with the Gaston Labels, Reverse Monogram Eclipse and Damier Graphite Utility capsule collections. Superior craftsmanship and functionality combine to satisfy all modern-day lifestyle needs. Whether it’s a messenger bag or a backpack, each bag is designed to carry the essentials of the modern, on-the-go man. Foldable, adjustable and practical, they can be easily slipped into a suitcase and worn in a variety of ways.     Accessories Selection: The accessories selection is a celebration of the iconic Monogram. Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses, while it can be worn on wide chains around the neck or on the wrist. This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.   Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses.   This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.     Ready-to-wear: Emblematic pieces created by Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for menswear, illustrate the versatility of the Maison’s collections, like this reversible wool and silk coat in a classic cut featuring a Camo Monogram. For a more classic look, the Maison o ers items such as this heathered grey cashmere crew neck, available in several colours.     Shoes: The shoe collection pays tribute to the trainer, the new classic of men's wardrobes, with a model for any everyday occasion. A classic white pair with subtle grey leather trim bearing the Maison’s Monogram contrasts with the black Shiny Monogram Rivoli and Run Away Pulse models for an utterly chic yet casual look.     Watch Selection: The Tambour Horizon is a unique model of connected watch which perfectly encapsulates the Louis Vuitton spirit of travel, expertise, and creativity. The enhanced “My Travel” feature now syncs all relative travel information and gives access to the Maison’s City Guides. The new 24-hour ring around the watch face optimally completes the various contents of the “Agenda” feature. With its step counter, weather reports and air pollution indicator, the Tambour Horizon connected watch is a useful accessory that reflects one's personal style thanks to its numerous customisation options.     Unique Gifts Selection:   - Sports: Jump ropes, dumbbells, ping-pong paddles or golf clubs... Because sports play an increasingly key role in men’s lives, Louis Vuitton reinvents these lifestyle products, turning them into luxury objects. They will instantly win over the sportiest men, and motivate those who are struggling to get started!   - Games: Louis Vuitton adds colour to game-lovers’ lives with a pop line in contrasting materials, where Plexiglas meets leather and metal in a surprising encounter. Fun products such as dice and token holders are an ode to conviviality that re ects the Maison’s longstanding tradition of game-making.   - Collector Items: For aesthetes and lovers of beautiful objects, Louis Vuitton has designed a series of pieces steeped in both tradition and modernity. Two paperweights in the form of a sailing boat and a vintage car echo Gaston-Louis Vuitton's passion for childhood memories and the Maison's cherished Art of Travel.     Fragrance Selection: Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud has created ve exceptional compositions which capture breathtaking discoveries and evoke a masculine energy right on the skin’s surface. Fantasies of total freedom with Immensité, a wandering visit of a new world in Nouveau Monde, a long nighttime expedition through a stormy Orage, a surge of optimism through adventures Sur La Route, unforeseen meetings Au Hasard: each of these men's fragrances promises unparalleled intensity. Louis Vuitton continues its captivating sensory journey with the Cologne Perfumes Collection. This year, Sun Song, Cactus Garden and Afternoon Swim welcome California Dream. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud holds onto the moment, captures the resonance of a sunset in this in nitely radiant fragrance. The ardent mandarin is consumed by fruity joyfulness, tempered by the diaphanous ambrette and its subtle warmth. To further this vivid dialogue, the Maison invited Californian artist Alex Israel to decorate the box and bottle of this new Cologne Perfume. For Father’s Day, Louis Vuitton celebrates its eclectic Men’s collections. The Maison’s style codes are reinterpreted in a selection of ready-to-wear items, leather goods, shoes and accessories.     Leather goods: Leather goods celebrate the Maison’s iconic handbags with the Gaston Labels, Reverse Monogram Eclipse and Damier Graphite Utility capsule collections. Superior craftsmanship and functionality combine to satisfy all modern-day lifestyle needs. Whether it’s a messenger bag or a backpack, each bag is designed to carry the essentials of the modern, on-the-go man. Foldable, adjustable and practical, they can be easily slipped into a suitcase and worn in a variety of ways.     Accessories Selection: The accessories selection is a celebration of the iconic Monogram. Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses, while it can be worn on wide chains around the neck or on the wrist. This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.   Featured on classic pieces like the collection of calfskin belts, the Monogram delivers an iconic signature to the LV Ash and LV Catch Round sunglasses.   This season, Louis Vuitton unveils a rainbow version which pays tribute to the signature colours of Virgil Abloh's collections.     Ready-to-wear: Emblematic pieces created by Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for menswear, illustrate the versatility of the Maison’s collections, like this reversible wool and silk coat in a classic cut featuring a Camo Monogram. For a more classic look, the Maison o ers items such as this heathered grey cashmere crew neck, available in several colours.     Shoes: The shoe collection pays tribute to the trainer, the new classic of men's wardrobes, with a model for any everyday occasion. A classic white pair with subtle grey leather trim bearing the Maison’s Monogram contrasts with the black Shiny Monogram Rivoli and Run Away Pulse models for an utterly chic yet casual look.     Watch Selection: The Tambour Horizon is a unique model of connected watch which perfectly encapsulates the Louis Vuitton spirit of travel, expertise, and creativity. The enhanced “My Travel” feature now syncs all relative travel information and gives access to the Maison’s City Guides. The new 24-hour ring around the watch face optimally completes the various contents of the “Agenda” feature. With its step counter, weather reports and air pollution indicator, the Tambour Horizon connected watch is a useful accessory that reflects one's personal style thanks to its numerous customisation options.     Unique Gifts Selection:   - Sports: Jump ropes, dumbbells, ping-pong paddles or golf clubs... Because sports play an increasingly key role in men’s lives, Louis Vuitton reinvents these lifestyle products, turning them into luxury objects. They will instantly win over the sportiest men, and motivate those who are struggling to get started!   - Games: Louis Vuitton adds colour to game-lovers’ lives with a pop line in contrasting materials, where Plexiglas meets leather and metal in a surprising encounter. Fun products such as dice and token holders are an ode to conviviality that re ects the Maison’s longstanding tradition of game-making.   - Collector Items: For aesthetes and lovers of beautiful objects, Louis Vuitton has designed a series of pieces steeped in both tradition and modernity. Two paperweights in the form of a sailing boat and a vintage car echo Gaston-Louis Vuitton's passion for childhood memories and the Maison's cherished Art of Travel.     Fragrance Selection: Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud has created ve exceptional compositions which capture breathtaking discoveries and evoke a masculine energy right on the skin’s surface. Fantasies of total freedom with Immensité, a wandering visit of a new world in Nouveau Monde, a long nighttime expedition through a stormy Orage, a surge of optimism through adventures Sur La Route, unforeseen meetings Au Hasard: each of these men's fragrances promises unparalleled intensity. Louis Vuitton continues its captivating sensory journey with the Cologne Perfumes Collection. This year, Sun Song, Cactus Garden and Afternoon Swim welcome California Dream. Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud holds onto the moment, captures the resonance of a sunset in this in nitely radiant fragrance. The ardent mandarin is consumed by fruity joyfulness, tempered by the diaphanous ambrette and its subtle warmth. To further this vivid dialogue, the Maison invited Californian artist Alex Israel to decorate the box and bottle of this new Cologne Perfume.

FILLING PIECES TAKES STEPS TOWARDS RESPONSIBILITY WITH RELEASE OF  THE COURT 683.
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FILLING PIECES TAKES STEPS TOWARDS RESPONSIBILITY WITH RELEASE OF THE COURT 683.

Accessories Named after the additional production cost of €6,83, the Court 683 is the brand’s most responsible shoe to-date.   The ‘683’ is the first of a new conscious line of products aiming to pave the way for the entire FILLING PIECES collection to be more responsible. The campaign is shot by Woody Bos, featuring Tyvvani Ebuehi and Gogo Lupin.The imagery expresses the human need to move ever closer to the shapes created by nature. The playful interaction with our Court 683 aims to emulate organic forms, almost forgotten in the months of isolation. Inspiration comes from the simple beauty of the trees and wildflowers, something we might have taken for granted. Modelled on the Low Plain Court, key features of the 683 include the use of fully-traceable, Dutch organic leather hides, coloured using metal-free tanning. Traditional rubber soles are substituted for a sugarcane EVA equivalent, eliminating the use of petroleum from the production process.     “As a fashion brand, we are conscious that each decision we make has an impact on our environment and we need to do better. Whilst we don’t currently have access to a luxury leather alternative, the 683 is the most responsible shoe we can produce right now, with steps being taken to further develop responsible choices within our production and design process.”- Chris Alders, Head of Marketing at FP.     €6.83 is the total additional cost of FP’s responsible choices. Every aspect of the original Court has been examined and replaced by more sustainable alternatives. The organic hides are sourced through Trace your Leather Cooperative (TLC), traceable to the individual cow. The leather lining has been substituted for recycled PET mesh. Laces are organic cotton, coated in beeswax - eliminating the use of pesticides. Plastic-based insoles are replaced with recycled cork produced in Portugal, home to FP’s factories - where production emissions have been offset by investing in carbon-negative projects. A cattle-style tag with a QR code is attached to each pair and leads to a webpage dedicated to the decision-making for the 683, as well as detailing the ‘responsible’ steps put in place throughout the brand’s entire production cycle. 683 represents the commitment from FILLING PIECES to be more environmentally responsible at all levels of the company. There are plans to extend the 683 line to other signature silhouettes such as the Low Top and Low Mondo 2.0. These are identifiable by a recycled, royal blue nylon label. The Court 683 is available in four colourways from 16 June 2020, part of the first drop for AW20.     CREDITS : Photography : Woody Bos (@woodybos) Art Direction : Daniele Misso (@daniele.misso) Talents : Tyvanni Osaheni Ebuehi (@tyvvanni), Gregory Robert (@gogolupin) Styling : Anna Claassen (@annaclaassen) MUAH : David Koppelaar (@davidkoppelaar) Named after the additional production cost of €6,83, the Court 683 is the brand’s most responsible shoe to-date.   The ‘683’ is the first of a new conscious line of products aiming to pave the way for the entire FILLING PIECES collection to be more responsible. The campaign is shot by Woody Bos, featuring Tyvvani Ebuehi and Gogo Lupin.The imagery expresses the human need to move ever closer to the shapes created by nature. The playful interaction with our Court 683 aims to emulate organic forms, almost forgotten in the months of isolation. Inspiration comes from the simple beauty of the trees and wildflowers, something we might have taken for granted. Modelled on the Low Plain Court, key features of the 683 include the use of fully-traceable, Dutch organic leather hides, coloured using metal-free tanning. Traditional rubber soles are substituted for a sugarcane EVA equivalent, eliminating the use of petroleum from the production process.     “As a fashion brand, we are conscious that each decision we make has an impact on our environment and we need to do better. Whilst we don’t currently have access to a luxury leather alternative, the 683 is the most responsible shoe we can produce right now, with steps being taken to further develop responsible choices within our production and design process.”- Chris Alders, Head of Marketing at FP.     €6.83 is the total additional cost of FP’s responsible choices. Every aspect of the original Court has been examined and replaced by more sustainable alternatives. The organic hides are sourced through Trace your Leather Cooperative (TLC), traceable to the individual cow. The leather lining has been substituted for recycled PET mesh. Laces are organic cotton, coated in beeswax - eliminating the use of pesticides. Plastic-based insoles are replaced with recycled cork produced in Portugal, home to FP’s factories - where production emissions have been offset by investing in carbon-negative projects. A cattle-style tag with a QR code is attached to each pair and leads to a webpage dedicated to the decision-making for the 683, as well as detailing the ‘responsible’ steps put in place throughout the brand’s entire production cycle. 683 represents the commitment from FILLING PIECES to be more environmentally responsible at all levels of the company. There are plans to extend the 683 line to other signature silhouettes such as the Low Top and Low Mondo 2.0. These are identifiable by a recycled, royal blue nylon label. The Court 683 is available in four colourways from 16 June 2020, part of the first drop for AW20.     CREDITS : Photography : Woody Bos (@woodybos) Art Direction : Daniele Misso (@daniele.misso) Talents : Tyvanni Osaheni Ebuehi (@tyvvanni), Gregory Robert (@gogolupin) Styling : Anna Claassen (@annaclaassen) MUAH : David Koppelaar (@davidkoppelaar)

Saint Laurent for Spring & Summer 2020
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Saint Laurent for Spring & Summer 2020

Fashion Anthony Vaccarello chose Los Angeles to present his new Saint Laurent menswear collection, envisioning the city as the latest Marrakesh. Walking on a sandy beach in Malibu, the Saint Laurent man exudes the free spirit inspired by the irreverent allure of Mick Jagger and the Parisian nonchalance of Serge Gainsbourg. Details and colors captured from the mythic 1975 concert tour of the Stones build the ultimate, timeless bohemian attitude.     ‘It started after meeting Mick Jagger for his upcoming tour, he showed me his wardrobe and I was particularly attracted by the details, the colors, the attitude.’ Anthony Vaccarello       @ysl @anthonyvaccarello #YSLLA #YSL  #SaintLaurent  #YvesSaintLaurent Anthony Vaccarello chose Los Angeles to present his new Saint Laurent menswear collection, envisioning the city as the latest Marrakesh. Walking on a sandy beach in Malibu, the Saint Laurent man exudes the free spirit inspired by the irreverent allure of Mick Jagger and the Parisian nonchalance of Serge Gainsbourg. Details and colors captured from the mythic 1975 concert tour of the Stones build the ultimate, timeless bohemian attitude.     ‘It started after meeting Mick Jagger for his upcoming tour, he showed me his wardrobe and I was particularly attracted by the details, the colors, the attitude.’ Anthony Vaccarello       @ysl @anthonyvaccarello #YSLLA #YSL  #SaintLaurent  #YvesSaintLaurent

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Alexander McQueen releases the new accessories for men
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Alexander McQueen releases the new accessories for men

Accessories These light metal sunglasses are fitted with solid coloured lenses. They feature metallic temples finished with skull motifs and the Alexander McQueen signature engraved tone on tone. Both the lenses and acetate bars come in a variety of colours and finishes.     Hand-crafted chunky chain necklaces, bracelets and earrings with smooth molten facets are constructed by hand: the organic shape of links is inspired by rose petals.  Charms feature beetles and spiders trapped in resin and large, facetted quartz crystal pendants dipped in colour pigment and set in delicate metal cups edged with jewelled florals.  Antique silver rings are set with insects trapped in resin or have high relief floral detailing and facetted edges finished with micro-crystals and crushed metal balls. These light metal sunglasses are fitted with solid coloured lenses. They feature metallic temples finished with skull motifs and the Alexander McQueen signature engraved tone on tone. Both the lenses and acetate bars come in a variety of colours and finishes.     Hand-crafted chunky chain necklaces, bracelets and earrings with smooth molten facets are constructed by hand: the organic shape of links is inspired by rose petals.  Charms feature beetles and spiders trapped in resin and large, facetted quartz crystal pendants dipped in colour pigment and set in delicate metal cups edged with jewelled florals.  Antique silver rings are set with insects trapped in resin or have high relief floral detailing and facetted edges finished with micro-crystals and crushed metal balls.

Bang & Olufsen Reveals Stunning 88-inch Beovision Harmony TV
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Bang & Olufsen Reveals Stunning 88-inch Beovision Harmony TV

Design Bang & Olufsen is raising the bar in luxurious cinematic experiences with the launch of the Beovision Harmony 88- inch TV – Bang & Olufsen’s most luxurious and immersive TV experience that features not only the world’s first 88- inch 8K OLED TV, but also the largest OLED screen ever created from LG Electronics.     “Today, we are bringing together the best of artisanship and the bleeding edge of display technology. Our customers tell us that they want the ultimate in cinematic and immersive experiences with a design that adds to the décor rather than disrupts it. This is exactly what we are bringing to the market with our new two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony powered by stellar Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound and the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED TV”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Vice President of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.     Beovision Harmony was originally unveiled at Milan Design week in 2019 as a meaningful combination of art and technology, where the TV folds down into a sculptural shape when not in use. The two oak and aluminium covers partially obscures the black screen, and when the TV is turned on, the panels fan out like a butterfly opening its wings, and the screen rises above them to the perfect viewing height.     The ultimate experience for movies and sports: The two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony TV comes with the 2020 OLED 8K display from LG Electronics optimized for Bang & Olufsen, which allows for the full Bang & Olufsen cinematic experience. With an 8K resolution, delivering four times more detail than 4K TV and 16 times more than HDTV, it is designed to deliver stunning picture quality, upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features that brings movies and sports to life like never before imagined. At the heart of the TV are several advanced core technologies, most notably the new α (Alpha) 9   Gen 3 AI Processor. This advanced processor leverages upgraded processing power and artificial intelligence deep learning algorithms to improve on the picture quality and enable a host of specialized features for various types of content. As for the sound, along with the pre-installed three-channel sound system and built-in dual subwoofer, the TV is compatible with Bang & Olufsen’s speaker program, allowing one to connect up to eight wireless Beolab speakers for true 7.1 surround sound. All sources can be controlled with the Beoremote One, a remote crafted from a single piece of extruded aluminium that adds well to the luxury experience.     Exclusive finishes and bespoke solutions: Along with the existing speaker cover choice of oak wood and natural aluminium, two more options have recently been added to the Beovision Harmony. Warm brass tone aluminium has been combined with smoked oak and bronze tone aluminium with walnut. The new finishes will be matching the Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 finish options, creating a visual coherence between the products when included in a complete home cinema experience. Finally, a full customisation of finish on Beovision Harmony, Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 is available for clients who wish to own something totally unique.     Pricing and availability: Beovision Harmony including the LG 8K 88-inch OLED ZX TV optimized for Bang & Olufsen is estimated to retail from EUR 46,500 EUR / GBP 44,100 / CHF 53,400 / USD 49,000 / DKK 352,000 and will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores from the end of June 2020. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook,Twitter and YouTube using #BeovisionHarmony Bang & Olufsen is raising the bar in luxurious cinematic experiences with the launch of the Beovision Harmony 88- inch TV – Bang & Olufsen’s most luxurious and immersive TV experience that features not only the world’s first 88- inch 8K OLED TV, but also the largest OLED screen ever created from LG Electronics.     “Today, we are bringing together the best of artisanship and the bleeding edge of display technology. Our customers tell us that they want the ultimate in cinematic and immersive experiences with a design that adds to the décor rather than disrupts it. This is exactly what we are bringing to the market with our new two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony powered by stellar Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound and the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED TV”, says Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Vice President of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen.     Beovision Harmony was originally unveiled at Milan Design week in 2019 as a meaningful combination of art and technology, where the TV folds down into a sculptural shape when not in use. The two oak and aluminium covers partially obscures the black screen, and when the TV is turned on, the panels fan out like a butterfly opening its wings, and the screen rises above them to the perfect viewing height.     The ultimate experience for movies and sports: The two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony TV comes with the 2020 OLED 8K display from LG Electronics optimized for Bang & Olufsen, which allows for the full Bang & Olufsen cinematic experience. With an 8K resolution, delivering four times more detail than 4K TV and 16 times more than HDTV, it is designed to deliver stunning picture quality, upgraded performance and artificial intelligence-enabled features that brings movies and sports to life like never before imagined. At the heart of the TV are several advanced core technologies, most notably the new α (Alpha) 9   Gen 3 AI Processor. This advanced processor leverages upgraded processing power and artificial intelligence deep learning algorithms to improve on the picture quality and enable a host of specialized features for various types of content. As for the sound, along with the pre-installed three-channel sound system and built-in dual subwoofer, the TV is compatible with Bang & Olufsen’s speaker program, allowing one to connect up to eight wireless Beolab speakers for true 7.1 surround sound. All sources can be controlled with the Beoremote One, a remote crafted from a single piece of extruded aluminium that adds well to the luxury experience.     Exclusive finishes and bespoke solutions: Along with the existing speaker cover choice of oak wood and natural aluminium, two more options have recently been added to the Beovision Harmony. Warm brass tone aluminium has been combined with smoked oak and bronze tone aluminium with walnut. The new finishes will be matching the Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 finish options, creating a visual coherence between the products when included in a complete home cinema experience. Finally, a full customisation of finish on Beovision Harmony, Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 is available for clients who wish to own something totally unique.     Pricing and availability: Beovision Harmony including the LG 8K 88-inch OLED ZX TV optimized for Bang & Olufsen is estimated to retail from EUR 46,500 EUR / GBP 44,100 / CHF 53,400 / USD 49,000 / DKK 352,000 and will be available in Bang & Olufsen stores from the end of June 2020. To find out more, follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook,Twitter and YouTube using #BeovisionHarmony

For Fall & Winter 2020, Givenchy unveils Antigona soft bags for men
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For Fall & Winter 2020, Givenchy unveils Antigona soft bags for men

Accessories For Fall-Winter 2020, the House of Givenchy has adapted its new Antigona Soft bag especially for the Givenchy man.     Named for the heroine of Greek mythology who inspired the original, iconic Antigona, the Antigona Soft first appeared in the Pre-Fall 2020 women’s lookbook. Revisited in a men’s version, the maxi style debuted on the Fall-Winter 2020 runway in Paris, as a natural extension of this season’s mood.     At a glance, the family resemblance is clear. Like the classic Antigona, the Antigona Soft is based on rigorous geometry and purity of line, transposed into a suppler construction. Inspired by Givenchy’s dual signature, the new men’s bag blends the subtle sensuality found in the women’s style now enhanced with more generous, masculine proportions.     A directional statement among Givenchy leather accessories for men, the Antigona Soft is sophisticated yet versatile. Gliding seamlessly from everyday use to weekender or extended getaways, it comes in a large size (in black or sand beige) and a maxi size; in woven black, white and red leather; with the Givenchy chains print on wool; or in timeless black calf leather. Sleek, practical features include a removable shoulder strap for extra versatility, two spacious zipped compartments, and a zipped inner pocket. Two outer handles with turn-lock hardware add to its refined allure.     The Antigona Soft maxi bag for men will debut in Givenchy boutiques on September, 2020. Retail prices: from 2,290 euros (large). For Fall-Winter 2020, the House of Givenchy has adapted its new Antigona Soft bag especially for the Givenchy man.     Named for the heroine of Greek mythology who inspired the original, iconic Antigona, the Antigona Soft first appeared in the Pre-Fall 2020 women’s lookbook. Revisited in a men’s version, the maxi style debuted on the Fall-Winter 2020 runway in Paris, as a natural extension of this season’s mood.     At a glance, the family resemblance is clear. Like the classic Antigona, the Antigona Soft is based on rigorous geometry and purity of line, transposed into a suppler construction. Inspired by Givenchy’s dual signature, the new men’s bag blends the subtle sensuality found in the women’s style now enhanced with more generous, masculine proportions.     A directional statement among Givenchy leather accessories for men, the Antigona Soft is sophisticated yet versatile. Gliding seamlessly from everyday use to weekender or extended getaways, it comes in a large size (in black or sand beige) and a maxi size; in woven black, white and red leather; with the Givenchy chains print on wool; or in timeless black calf leather. Sleek, practical features include a removable shoulder strap for extra versatility, two spacious zipped compartments, and a zipped inner pocket. Two outer handles with turn-lock hardware add to its refined allure.     The Antigona Soft maxi bag for men will debut in Givenchy boutiques on September, 2020. Retail prices: from 2,290 euros (large).

GUCCI LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL PLATFORMS TO UNIFY #GUCCICOMMUNITY OF VOICES FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
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GUCCI LAUNCHES NEW DIGITAL PLATFORMS TO UNIFY #GUCCICOMMUNITY OF VOICES FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET

Fashion Earlier this week Gucci launched a new Instagram profile at Instagram.com/GucciEquilibrium and refreshed its Equilibrium website (equilibrium.gucci.com) to underline the House’s ongoing commitment to generate positive change for people and planet. Alongside initiatives supporting lasting social impact and environmental stewardship, Gucci’s 2019 Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) results were also published today revealing a substantial reduction (-21%) for its total environmental impacts year-over-year.     Gucci Equilibrium: The next-generation of Gucci Equilibrium, originally launched in 2018, aims to inspire and unify a community of voices to join the conversations around topics that are increasingly critical in today’s world. Paving a new path from Gucci’s other digital content channels, Gucci Equilibrium’s Instagram and website speaks to a curious, conscious and motivated group of people, the #GucciCommunity. A community made up of likeminded, engaged and inclusive individuals who take a stand on issues that define the way we all treat the world and each other. Gucci’s new digital destinations will share messages from a diverse group of leaders, organizations and talents from Gucci Equilibrium, and beyond, promoting climate action and a fair, just and equitable world for all. This will in turn encourage other shared experiences and ideas for transformative change.     “Gucci is driven by the issues that are fundamentally influencing and creating our collective future. It is paramount that we build this future to be more equitable, where injustice and discrimination in all their forms are not allowed to prevail. In light of current events, our unwavering commitment to combat racism and fight for equality is now even stronger,” said Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO of Gucci.“As a company, we will continue to focus on generating positive change for people and for nature across our business. We also have a responsibility, as a global brand, to be active partners within the community to incite change and Gucci Equilibrium has the capacity to convene and unite a community of voices to help navigate the way forward.”      Defined by the two pillars, People and Planet, equilibrium.gucci.com encompasses Gucci’s commitments and actions to reduce its environmental footprint and protect nature, while supporting people’s rights and championing inclusivity and respect, so that everyone in the global Gucci community is free to express their authentic, diverse selves. These initiatives also span beyond Gucci’s own business to impact systemic change more broadly: from creating opportunities for diverse talents who are underrepresented in the fashion industry under the Gucci Changemakers’community fund and scholarship programme, to calling for climate leadership across sectors through the CEO Carbon Neutral Challenge, as examples. The site comes with a new logo to represent the interconnection between people and planet, designed by artist MP5.     Gucci is also strengthening its Equilibrium message outside of its newly dedicated platforms, giving enhanced visibility to sustainability across its main touch points, including retail activation, Gucci.com and the Gucci App. From today, a global audience can browse through a new set of icons on Gucci.com to discover the sustainability features for around 400 products. Gucci 2019 EP&L Today, Gucci has also published the results of its 2019 Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) account to benchmark its continued progress against its ambitious sustainability targets.  As a driver of Gucci’s 10-year Culture of Purpose strategy (2015-2025), these objectives include a 40% reduction of Gucci’s total environmental impacts within its direct operations and across the entire supply chain and a 50% reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025, relative to growth (2015 baseline). Gucci is ahead of schedule and already close to achieving its 2025 targets. Detailed in its interactive Digital EP&L, Gucci’s new results for 2019 reveal a 39% reduction for the House’s combined impacts and a 37% decrease in GHG emissions alone, relative to growth (2015 baseline). Comparing these results to its 2018 EP&L, Gucci reduced its overall footprint by 21% and decreased its GHG emissions by 18% year-over-year, relative to growth (2015 baseline). These excellent outcomes are directly linked to Gucci’s efforts to drive improvements in high impact areas throughout its supply chain, which has led to positive and measurable change including: Increasing the use of recycled raw materials and organic fibres in its collections, and incorporating responsibly sourced precious metals in hardware and jewellery, like 100% ethical gold for jewellery; Extending sustainable processes and manufacturing efficiencies, such as Gucci Scrap-less for leather and Gucci-Up for circularity; Switching to green energy, whereby Gucci has reached 83% renewable energy for its stores, offices, warehouses and factories with a 100% target by the end of 2020.   Earlier this week Gucci launched a new Instagram profile at Instagram.com/GucciEquilibrium and refreshed its Equilibrium website (equilibrium.gucci.com) to underline the House’s ongoing commitment to generate positive change for people and planet. Alongside initiatives supporting lasting social impact and environmental stewardship, Gucci’s 2019 Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) results were also published today revealing a substantial reduction (-21%) for its total environmental impacts year-over-year.     Gucci Equilibrium: The next-generation of Gucci Equilibrium, originally launched in 2018, aims to inspire and unify a community of voices to join the conversations around topics that are increasingly critical in today’s world. Paving a new path from Gucci’s other digital content channels, Gucci Equilibrium’s Instagram and website speaks to a curious, conscious and motivated group of people, the #GucciCommunity. A community made up of likeminded, engaged and inclusive individuals who take a stand on issues that define the way we all treat the world and each other. Gucci’s new digital destinations will share messages from a diverse group of leaders, organizations and talents from Gucci Equilibrium, and beyond, promoting climate action and a fair, just and equitable world for all. This will in turn encourage other shared experiences and ideas for transformative change.     “Gucci is driven by the issues that are fundamentally influencing and creating our collective future. It is paramount that we build this future to be more equitable, where injustice and discrimination in all their forms are not allowed to prevail. In light of current events, our unwavering commitment to combat racism and fight for equality is now even stronger,” said Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO of Gucci.“As a company, we will continue to focus on generating positive change for people and for nature across our business. We also have a responsibility, as a global brand, to be active partners within the community to incite change and Gucci Equilibrium has the capacity to convene and unite a community of voices to help navigate the way forward.”      Defined by the two pillars, People and Planet, equilibrium.gucci.com encompasses Gucci’s commitments and actions to reduce its environmental footprint and protect nature, while supporting people’s rights and championing inclusivity and respect, so that everyone in the global Gucci community is free to express their authentic, diverse selves. These initiatives also span beyond Gucci’s own business to impact systemic change more broadly: from creating opportunities for diverse talents who are underrepresented in the fashion industry under the Gucci Changemakers’community fund and scholarship programme, to calling for climate leadership across sectors through the CEO Carbon Neutral Challenge, as examples. The site comes with a new logo to represent the interconnection between people and planet, designed by artist MP5.     Gucci is also strengthening its Equilibrium message outside of its newly dedicated platforms, giving enhanced visibility to sustainability across its main touch points, including retail activation, Gucci.com and the Gucci App. From today, a global audience can browse through a new set of icons on Gucci.com to discover the sustainability features for around 400 products. Gucci 2019 EP&L Today, Gucci has also published the results of its 2019 Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) account to benchmark its continued progress against its ambitious sustainability targets.  As a driver of Gucci’s 10-year Culture of Purpose strategy (2015-2025), these objectives include a 40% reduction of Gucci’s total environmental impacts within its direct operations and across the entire supply chain and a 50% reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025, relative to growth (2015 baseline). Gucci is ahead of schedule and already close to achieving its 2025 targets. Detailed in its interactive Digital EP&L, Gucci’s new results for 2019 reveal a 39% reduction for the House’s combined impacts and a 37% decrease in GHG emissions alone, relative to growth (2015 baseline). Comparing these results to its 2018 EP&L, Gucci reduced its overall footprint by 21% and decreased its GHG emissions by 18% year-over-year, relative to growth (2015 baseline). These excellent outcomes are directly linked to Gucci’s efforts to drive improvements in high impact areas throughout its supply chain, which has led to positive and measurable change including: Increasing the use of recycled raw materials and organic fibres in its collections, and incorporating responsibly sourced precious metals in hardware and jewellery, like 100% ethical gold for jewellery; Extending sustainable processes and manufacturing efficiencies, such as Gucci Scrap-less for leather and Gucci-Up for circularity; Switching to green energy, whereby Gucci has reached 83% renewable energy for its stores, offices, warehouses and factories with a 100% target by the end of 2020.  

In conversation with Daan Baeten
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In conversation with Daan Baeten

Accessories Exclusive interview with the founder of NUBIKK, Daan Baeten.     What made you decide to start your footwear company back in 2012?    As a son from a family with three generations of leather and shoemaking experience, I rolled into the shoe business. Back in 2012, I felt the need to start my own business because I missed a comfortable, fashionable shoe at a fair price. With all the experience I’ve gained from my family in combination with my drive and passion to create things, I started NUBIKK, a shoe brand that believes fashion should go hand in hand with comfort.       What makes Nubikk unique and what is the purpose of creating the shoes?   At NUBIKK we create leather products, from the best Italian leathers, with lightweight soles throughout the entire collection to reach the best comfort. Because customers like the same lush feeling as experienced when wearing sportswear. Additionally, the same level of cushioned insoles is now also used in NUBIKK’s formal wear for women and men, like the high heeled boots and espadrilles. So the purpose of it all is to bring fashionable shoes, combined with comfort, to a wide audience.      How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is indeed a very important topic. At NUBIKK, every department is working very hard to look at the possibilities to leave the smallest footprint possible. For example, we care very much about the work environment of our team, in our factories and all suppliers and places where our materials come from. We deliver all our goods completely plastic-free, develop soles made of pure latex, use sugar cane as a material for lightweight soles, hence, the least amount of chemicals are used during the production of our materials. There is an entire section on our website that explains everything we do.      What made you expand your product line to accessories and t-shirts?   Our focus and expertise lie with shoes, but our passion lies with fashion in general. Hence, during the last few seasons, we are exploring other products as well such as handbags for women, accessories like phone cases, and lately t-shirts and sweaters. We had the idea to make a great fitting shirt from organic cotton. To show that shirts made of more sustainable material look and fit much better as compared to products with cheaper and polluting materials.  I am coming from a shoe family. That means my heart is with shoes and a different variety of shoes. We do not solely focus on sneakers but try to expand our horizon.     What can we look forward to from Nubikk to come in the future?   Currently, we are working on several square-toe shaped boots and we recently dropped boots with ‘see-through' glass heels in different colors, with a great fit and removable cushioned insoles. But we also see a shift in our product range moving slowly from sneakers to boots and derby shoes. We have made them all in a cool way. They will drop this winter.  2019 was a great year for us with international expansion and opening our very first flagship store in Amsterdam. For the winter collection of 2020, we have a lot of great new designs coming up and also a big collaboration. On which I can’t say too much but it’s coming soon.   NUBIKK.com Exclusive interview with the founder of NUBIKK, Daan Baeten.     What made you decide to start your footwear company back in 2012?    As a son from a family with three generations of leather and shoemaking experience, I rolled into the shoe business. Back in 2012, I felt the need to start my own business because I missed a comfortable, fashionable shoe at a fair price. With all the experience I’ve gained from my family in combination with my drive and passion to create things, I started NUBIKK, a shoe brand that believes fashion should go hand in hand with comfort.       What makes Nubikk unique and what is the purpose of creating the shoes?   At NUBIKK we create leather products, from the best Italian leathers, with lightweight soles throughout the entire collection to reach the best comfort. Because customers like the same lush feeling as experienced when wearing sportswear. Additionally, the same level of cushioned insoles is now also used in NUBIKK’s formal wear for women and men, like the high heeled boots and espadrilles. So the purpose of it all is to bring fashionable shoes, combined with comfort, to a wide audience.      How important do you think sustainability is becoming, and how do you incorporate it within your brand?   Sustainability is indeed a very important topic. At NUBIKK, every department is working very hard to look at the possibilities to leave the smallest footprint possible. For example, we care very much about the work environment of our team, in our factories and all suppliers and places where our materials come from. We deliver all our goods completely plastic-free, develop soles made of pure latex, use sugar cane as a material for lightweight soles, hence, the least amount of chemicals are used during the production of our materials. There is an entire section on our website that explains everything we do.      What made you expand your product line to accessories and t-shirts?   Our focus and expertise lie with shoes, but our passion lies with fashion in general. Hence, during the last few seasons, we are exploring other products as well such as handbags for women, accessories like phone cases, and lately t-shirts and sweaters. We had the idea to make a great fitting shirt from organic cotton. To show that shirts made of more sustainable material look and fit much better as compared to products with cheaper and polluting materials.  I am coming from a shoe family. That means my heart is with shoes and a different variety of shoes. We do not solely focus on sneakers but try to expand our horizon.     What can we look forward to from Nubikk to come in the future?   Currently, we are working on several square-toe shaped boots and we recently dropped boots with ‘see-through' glass heels in different colors, with a great fit and removable cushioned insoles. But we also see a shift in our product range moving slowly from sneakers to boots and derby shoes. We have made them all in a cool way. They will drop this winter.  2019 was a great year for us with international expansion and opening our very first flagship store in Amsterdam. For the winter collection of 2020, we have a lot of great new designs coming up and also a big collaboration. On which I can’t say too much but it’s coming soon.   NUBIKK.com

Eastpak steps towards a sustainable future
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Eastpak steps towards a sustainable future

Accessories From its durable designs to what it stands for as a brand, Eastpak is Built to Resist. As it makes strides towards sustainability, Eastpak continues to create durable designs that stay strong and in style, with a limited warranty of up to 30 years. Eastpak’s limited warranty policy helps to extend the life of its bags and luggage, encouraging customers to ‘buy better and buy less’.     30-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: Eastpak bags and luggage designs are built to endure your active lifestyle and be with you for the long haul. Even with the most durable materials, things sometimes break so Eastpak will do its best to repair any damage, as part of its 30-year limited warranty on most products.     RE-BUILT TO RESIST: Eastpak’s new RE-BUILT TO RESIST collection is a sustainable solution to reducing waste and preserving style. The recycled collection reworks pre-loved bags from Eastpak’s warranty center that are beyond repair, into one-of-a-kind designs. Each reinvention of Eastpak’s classic Padded Pak’r backpack and Springer bum bag features a 50/50 split of two different colorways or fabrics, making every bag unique.   From its durable designs to what it stands for as a brand, Eastpak is Built to Resist. As it makes strides towards sustainability, Eastpak continues to create durable designs that stay strong and in style, with a limited warranty of up to 30 years. Eastpak’s limited warranty policy helps to extend the life of its bags and luggage, encouraging customers to ‘buy better and buy less’.     30-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: Eastpak bags and luggage designs are built to endure your active lifestyle and be with you for the long haul. Even with the most durable materials, things sometimes break so Eastpak will do its best to repair any damage, as part of its 30-year limited warranty on most products.     RE-BUILT TO RESIST: Eastpak’s new RE-BUILT TO RESIST collection is a sustainable solution to reducing waste and preserving style. The recycled collection reworks pre-loved bags from Eastpak’s warranty center that are beyond repair, into one-of-a-kind designs. Each reinvention of Eastpak’s classic Padded Pak’r backpack and Springer bum bag features a 50/50 split of two different colorways or fabrics, making every bag unique.  

Perfect gift for Father's day from Messika
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Perfect gift for Father's day from Messika

Jewelry Valerie Messika designed three new bracelets in tribute to the unconditional love between fathers and their daughters. The designer further expands the Move collection with a Titanium version on a cord. The color of the titanium perfectly matches the color of the straps and the Move, symbolizing the love of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is the ideal gift, available in graphite, natural and all black. The perfect bracelet to wear day in, day out.   More on messika.com   Valerie Messika designed three new bracelets in tribute to the unconditional love between fathers and their daughters. The designer further expands the Move collection with a Titanium version on a cord. The color of the titanium perfectly matches the color of the straps and the Move, symbolizing the love of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is the ideal gift, available in graphite, natural and all black. The perfect bracelet to wear day in, day out.   More on messika.com  

Lardini's Spring & Summer 2020 sustainable t-shirt project
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Lardini's Spring & Summer 2020 sustainable t-shirt project

Fashion Lardini pays homage to Cuba and five hundred years of Havana, creating a collection suspended between present and past. Over five hundred artists from forty-nine countries paid tribute to the Caribbean capital with an art biennial. As part of the collection, four organic cotton T-shirts were also presented in fully sustainable and recyclable cylindrical packaging, reminiscent of the kind used for rum. The t-shirts feature illustrations created in collaboration with the illustrator Andrea Mancini, inspired by timeless images of Havana: marvellously decadent corners of the city, its colours, flavours and emotions. Available in four different illustrations: an elderly woman, a street lined with typically colourful buildings, a man playing the double base and a local car. Available on the e-commerce website Lardini.com Lardini pays homage to Cuba and five hundred years of Havana, creating a collection suspended between present and past. Over five hundred artists from forty-nine countries paid tribute to the Caribbean capital with an art biennial. As part of the collection, four organic cotton T-shirts were also presented in fully sustainable and recyclable cylindrical packaging, reminiscent of the kind used for rum. The t-shirts feature illustrations created in collaboration with the illustrator Andrea Mancini, inspired by timeless images of Havana: marvellously decadent corners of the city, its colours, flavours and emotions. Available in four different illustrations: an elderly woman, a street lined with typically colourful buildings, a man playing the double base and a local car. Available on the e-commerce website Lardini.com

How to make Montblanc's NATO strap?
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How to make Montblanc's NATO strap?

Watches The Montblanc 1858 collection is inspired by the heritage of Minerva. The design is anchored in the world of mountaineering, with distinctive features referring to the original 1930s chronographs. The vintage look can be finished with a NATO strap. Montblanc has been working together with Julien Faure, a French company specializing in woven straps since 1864, to create the NATO strap.     The collaboration with Julien Faure is a logical choice for Davide Cerrato, Managing Watch Director at Montblanc. Both Houses share the same values: preserving, celebrating and passing on craftsmanship, tradition and know-how. Moreover, they have a rich history and stand for quality, comfort and unique designs.     Julien Faure still works with machines from the 18th century and even has custom made machines so that the traditional methods were not lost, a choice they made in the 1970s as a result of technological innovations in the industry. With the old machines, the company can preserve the richness of the craft and is able to weave with techniques that are no longer possible on new, automatic machines.     The old machines make it possible to design a unique NATO strap for Montblanc. Extra light and flexible, including a blue and white striped design. The woven ribbon becomes a real watch strap by using a specific technique to create two “tunnels” in the strap to which the watch case can be attached.     More on MontBlanc.com The Montblanc 1858 collection is inspired by the heritage of Minerva. The design is anchored in the world of mountaineering, with distinctive features referring to the original 1930s chronographs. The vintage look can be finished with a NATO strap. Montblanc has been working together with Julien Faure, a French company specializing in woven straps since 1864, to create the NATO strap.     The collaboration with Julien Faure is a logical choice for Davide Cerrato, Managing Watch Director at Montblanc. Both Houses share the same values: preserving, celebrating and passing on craftsmanship, tradition and know-how. Moreover, they have a rich history and stand for quality, comfort and unique designs.     Julien Faure still works with machines from the 18th century and even has custom made machines so that the traditional methods were not lost, a choice they made in the 1970s as a result of technological innovations in the industry. With the old machines, the company can preserve the richness of the craft and is able to weave with techniques that are no longer possible on new, automatic machines.     The old machines make it possible to design a unique NATO strap for Montblanc. Extra light and flexible, including a blue and white striped design. The woven ribbon becomes a real watch strap by using a specific technique to create two “tunnels” in the strap to which the watch case can be attached.     More on MontBlanc.com

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