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Tiffany & Co. celebrating the festive season
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Tiffany & Co. celebrating the festive season

Jewelry With the Holiday season approaching, Tiffany is planning to make your celebrations big this year. Let’s make the house even warmer than it was with Tiffany’s best home essentials. In Tiffany’s key launch this year – the T1 collection – things are all about celebrating. The T1 collection is all about being reminded of and celebrating your own successes every day. To give you some extra sparkle this Christmas and New Year's Eve, we would like to highlight the most beautiful pieces from both the Victoria and Schlumberger lines.     For the home: - Everyday Objects amazonite and wood chess and dam set, - Everyday Objects mahjong set in Tiffany Blue® leather box, - Tiffany Victoria® graduated line necklace in platinum with diamonds, - Diamond Point double old-fashioned glass in clear crystal (EU85, -), - Tiffany 1837® Maker Ice Tongs in Sterling Silver (EU620, -), - Tiffany 1837® Makers signet ring in 18k gold, 12 mm wide, - Tiffany 1837 Makers cocktail tray in sterling silver (EU3750, -).   For your four-legged friends: - Dog leash in Tiffany Blue® leather, large (EU410, -), - Drinking bowl for dogs in china, extra small (EU120, -), - Double dog bowl in china, - Nameplate for the dog in metal, extra small (EU220, -).     For celebrating your own successes:   Which year is even more suitable than this one to celebrate your own successes instead of parties? With this T1 collection, a special gift is automatically turned into a special occasion. Make your personal successes a lifelong memory by gifting these beautiful jewels so you can always carry them with you.   The T1 collection consists of rings and bracelets in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold. The entire collection is available in different widths and both with and without diamonds. The T1 collection is a modern reinterpretation of the original T line. You can distinguish the collections because the Tiffany T collection has openwork T structures, where they are always closed in the T1 collection.   Atlas X closed wide hinged bangle in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18k white gold, Tiffany T1 narrow diamond ring in 18k white gold, 2.5 mm wide, Tiffany T1 wide diamond ring in 18k rose gold, Tiffany T pavé diamond square bracelet in 18k rose gold, Tiffany HardWear link bracelet in 18k rose gold with diamonds, Tiffany T True wide ring in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, 5.5 mm wide, Tiffany T square bracelet in 18k gold, Tiffany T1 narrow diamond hinged bangle in 18k rose gold, Tiffany T medium smile pendant in 18k white gold with diamonds, The Tiffany® Setting engagement ring in platinum, Tiffany solitaire diamond earrings in platinum, Tiffany Victoria® diamond vine necklace in platinum, 16 ", Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18k rose gold.   With the Holiday season approaching, Tiffany is planning to make your celebrations big this year. Let’s make the house even warmer than it was with Tiffany’s best home essentials. In Tiffany’s key launch this year – the T1 collection – things are all about celebrating. The T1 collection is all about being reminded of and celebrating your own successes every day. To give you some extra sparkle this Christmas and New Year's Eve, we would like to highlight the most beautiful pieces from both the Victoria and Schlumberger lines.     For the home: - Everyday Objects amazonite and wood chess and dam set, - Everyday Objects mahjong set in Tiffany Blue® leather box, - Tiffany Victoria® graduated line necklace in platinum with diamonds, - Diamond Point double old-fashioned glass in clear crystal (EU85, -), - Tiffany 1837® Maker Ice Tongs in Sterling Silver (EU620, -), - Tiffany 1837® Makers signet ring in 18k gold, 12 mm wide, - Tiffany 1837 Makers cocktail tray in sterling silver (EU3750, -).   For your four-legged friends: - Dog leash in Tiffany Blue® leather, large (EU410, -), - Drinking bowl for dogs in china, extra small (EU120, -), - Double dog bowl in china, - Nameplate for the dog in metal, extra small (EU220, -).     For celebrating your own successes:   Which year is even more suitable than this one to celebrate your own successes instead of parties? With this T1 collection, a special gift is automatically turned into a special occasion. Make your personal successes a lifelong memory by gifting these beautiful jewels so you can always carry them with you.   The T1 collection consists of rings and bracelets in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold. The entire collection is available in different widths and both with and without diamonds. The T1 collection is a modern reinterpretation of the original T line. You can distinguish the collections because the Tiffany T collection has openwork T structures, where they are always closed in the T1 collection.   Atlas X closed wide hinged bangle in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18k white gold, Tiffany T1 narrow diamond ring in 18k white gold, 2.5 mm wide, Tiffany T1 wide diamond ring in 18k rose gold, Tiffany T pavé diamond square bracelet in 18k rose gold, Tiffany HardWear link bracelet in 18k rose gold with diamonds, Tiffany T True wide ring in 18k rose gold with pavé diamonds, 5.5 mm wide, Tiffany T square bracelet in 18k gold, Tiffany T1 narrow diamond hinged bangle in 18k rose gold, Tiffany T medium smile pendant in 18k white gold with diamonds, The Tiffany® Setting engagement ring in platinum, Tiffany solitaire diamond earrings in platinum, Tiffany Victoria® diamond vine necklace in platinum, 16 ", Tiffany T1 wide diamond hinged bangle in 18k rose gold.  

THE HERMÈS FASHION ACCESSORIES PRIZE
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THE HERMÈS FASHION ACCESSORIES PRIZE

Art The 35th edition of the Festival takes place from Thursday 15th to sunday 18th october 2020 at Hyères, at the villa Noailles. The exhibitions are open to the public until 29 november 2020.     Jean-Pierre Blanc is both the founder and the director of the festival which will be presided over by Pascale Mussard. Since 1986, the festival has promoted and supported young international fashion designers, since 1997 a competition has also existed for emerging photographers and this year, for the fourth time, a competition will also recognise young fashion accessory designers. The festival is acknowledged as the oldest fashion competition aimed at young professionals.   Several prizes are awarded to the competing designers thanks to grants provided by the festival’s partners who commit, together with the festival, to provide long term support. Practical assistance is provided right from the selection stage as well as during a period of two years in various different domains: financing, production, workmanship, materials, production, legal, media, exhibitions, workshops and residencies. This year again new partners are providing their support for this young generation by joining together with the arts center.   Hermès is partnering with the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories to launch the Hermès Fashion Accessories Prize. Through this prize, Hermès is delighted to support young talent and demonstrate its commitment to boldness and innovation as drivers of creativity. Creative freedom, a constant quest for the finest materials, the transmission of exceptional know- how, innovative craftsmanship and the aesthetics of function combine to embody the uniqueness of the house which, since 1837, has supported those who learn, master and transmit creative gestures. The Hermès Fashion Accessories Prize, with a grant of €20,000, is awarded to one winner for the creation of a piece of a leather fashion accessory. The 35th edition of the Festival takes place from Thursday 15th to sunday 18th october 2020 at Hyères, at the villa Noailles. The exhibitions are open to the public until 29 november 2020.     Jean-Pierre Blanc is both the founder and the director of the festival which will be presided over by Pascale Mussard. Since 1986, the festival has promoted and supported young international fashion designers, since 1997 a competition has also existed for emerging photographers and this year, for the fourth time, a competition will also recognise young fashion accessory designers. The festival is acknowledged as the oldest fashion competition aimed at young professionals.   Several prizes are awarded to the competing designers thanks to grants provided by the festival’s partners who commit, together with the festival, to provide long term support. Practical assistance is provided right from the selection stage as well as during a period of two years in various different domains: financing, production, workmanship, materials, production, legal, media, exhibitions, workshops and residencies. This year again new partners are providing their support for this young generation by joining together with the arts center.   Hermès is partnering with the International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Fashion Accessories to launch the Hermès Fashion Accessories Prize. Through this prize, Hermès is delighted to support young talent and demonstrate its commitment to boldness and innovation as drivers of creativity. Creative freedom, a constant quest for the finest materials, the transmission of exceptional know- how, innovative craftsmanship and the aesthetics of function combine to embody the uniqueness of the house which, since 1837, has supported those who learn, master and transmit creative gestures. The Hermès Fashion Accessories Prize, with a grant of €20,000, is awarded to one winner for the creation of a piece of a leather fashion accessory.

SAINT LAURENT CARRE
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SAINT LAURENT CARRE

Accessories AS AN ICONIC BAG OF THE HOUSE, THE CARRÉ IS DRAWING ON THE BEST CRAFTSMANSHIPS AND TRADITIONS OF MAROQUINERIE. AN INTRICATE HAND-MADE TREATMENT GIVES A UNIQUE TEXTURE, BOTH RIGID AND GLOSSY TO A CAREFULLY SELECTED HIGH QUALITY BOX LEATHER. FROM THE NEWLY THINNED AND REDESIGNED EDGES TO THE PLONGÉ LAMBSKIN LINING, MADE ELASTIC AND MARKS-RESISTANT THANK TO A SPECIFIC WORK, EVERY SINGLE DETAIL MAKES THE CARRÉ A TIMELESS PIECE OF LUXURY. STARTING FROM $2 800. AS AN ICONIC BAG OF THE HOUSE, THE CARRÉ IS DRAWING ON THE BEST CRAFTSMANSHIPS AND TRADITIONS OF MAROQUINERIE. AN INTRICATE HAND-MADE TREATMENT GIVES A UNIQUE TEXTURE, BOTH RIGID AND GLOSSY TO A CAREFULLY SELECTED HIGH QUALITY BOX LEATHER. FROM THE NEWLY THINNED AND REDESIGNED EDGES TO THE PLONGÉ LAMBSKIN LINING, MADE ELASTIC AND MARKS-RESISTANT THANK TO A SPECIFIC WORK, EVERY SINGLE DETAIL MAKES THE CARRÉ A TIMELESS PIECE OF LUXURY. STARTING FROM $2 800.

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SWATCH PRESENTS SISTEM51 BIO-RELOADED MODELS
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SWATCH PRESENTS SISTEM51 BIO-RELOADED MODELS

Watches The famed SWATCH SISTEM51 mechanical watches are now made of materials sourced from nature! When innovation, bio-sourcing and Swiss time-precision are combined, time is used to its most ecient level as truly: time is what you make of it. Inserted into a mechanical movement, 51 pieces, 1 screw and all assembled automatically: a real innovation concentrate combined in one watch with an up-to-date message – Swatch is timeless.     This September Swatch presented its latest innovation that marked the first time a watchmaker has succeeded in replacing all conventional by bio-sourced origins in a series production environment. Perfectly tting these strong models requires strong statements that will speak either to your mind or to your heart: “DON’T BE TOO LATE” and “TIME IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT” – the choice is all yours.     The recently introduced bio-sourced materials, extracted from the seeds of the castor plant, now debut in the brand’s mechanical watch line SISTEM51, a real engineering feat. The rst mechanical movement ever made whose assembly is fully automated remains a true sensation in the industry, recognized as one of the most interesting mechanical developments in the watchmaking industry this past decade. Like any automatic watch, SISTEM51 has no need for a battery - it is powered by the person who wears it. Every movement of the wrist sets the rotor in motion, winding the watch, so SISTEM51 features an ‘automatic’, or ‘self-winding’ movement. Even when removed from the wrist and put to rest for a while, it keeps on going for an exceptional 90 hours, thanks to the kind support of your gestures. Therefore, there is not a moment to lose, don’t be too late to grab a hold of these bio-reloaded mechanical highlights. The famed SWATCH SISTEM51 mechanical watches are now made of materials sourced from nature! When innovation, bio-sourcing and Swiss time-precision are combined, time is used to its most ecient level as truly: time is what you make of it. Inserted into a mechanical movement, 51 pieces, 1 screw and all assembled automatically: a real innovation concentrate combined in one watch with an up-to-date message – Swatch is timeless.     This September Swatch presented its latest innovation that marked the first time a watchmaker has succeeded in replacing all conventional by bio-sourced origins in a series production environment. Perfectly tting these strong models requires strong statements that will speak either to your mind or to your heart: “DON’T BE TOO LATE” and “TIME IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT” – the choice is all yours.     The recently introduced bio-sourced materials, extracted from the seeds of the castor plant, now debut in the brand’s mechanical watch line SISTEM51, a real engineering feat. The rst mechanical movement ever made whose assembly is fully automated remains a true sensation in the industry, recognized as one of the most interesting mechanical developments in the watchmaking industry this past decade. Like any automatic watch, SISTEM51 has no need for a battery - it is powered by the person who wears it. Every movement of the wrist sets the rotor in motion, winding the watch, so SISTEM51 features an ‘automatic’, or ‘self-winding’ movement. Even when removed from the wrist and put to rest for a while, it keeps on going for an exceptional 90 hours, thanks to the kind support of your gestures. Therefore, there is not a moment to lose, don’t be too late to grab a hold of these bio-reloaded mechanical highlights.

Exclusive editorial "Wild Witches"
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Exclusive editorial "Wild Witches"

Fashion Exclusive editorial by Audrey Krawczyk.       TEAM: AD & Photographer: Audrey Krawczyk   Fashion and AD VISUAL Effects: Joy Sinanian   Hair Stylist: Mickael Jauneau  @ Agence Aurelien Make Up: Vichika Yorn   Manicurist: Marie Rosa   Set Design : BOW Productions Deco Armand de Tayrac Visual Effects: Melissa & Antoine Rachou Digital Operator : Jérémy Tellier Casting Director: Remi Felipe Set Design Assistants: Guendalina Arbulu Théo de Tayrac  Bruno Pouzada Fashion Assistant: Manavi Dang Photo Assistant: Benoit Fourmi   Make Up Assistant: Sarah Daoud MODELS: EMMA STALHAMMAR from Next Model Agency Paris MATY NDIAYE from Girl Agency Paris SARAH SAXINGER from Elite Paris Special thanks @ EDEN SEBBAN and  @LA FOLIE BARBIZON     Exclusive editorial by Audrey Krawczyk.       TEAM: AD & Photographer: Audrey Krawczyk   Fashion and AD VISUAL Effects: Joy Sinanian   Hair Stylist: Mickael Jauneau  @ Agence Aurelien Make Up: Vichika Yorn   Manicurist: Marie Rosa   Set Design : BOW Productions Deco Armand de Tayrac Visual Effects: Melissa & Antoine Rachou Digital Operator : Jérémy Tellier Casting Director: Remi Felipe Set Design Assistants: Guendalina Arbulu Théo de Tayrac  Bruno Pouzada Fashion Assistant: Manavi Dang Photo Assistant: Benoit Fourmi   Make Up Assistant: Sarah Daoud MODELS: EMMA STALHAMMAR from Next Model Agency Paris MATY NDIAYE from Girl Agency Paris SARAH SAXINGER from Elite Paris Special thanks @ EDEN SEBBAN and  @LA FOLIE BARBIZON    

REDVALENTINO SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION
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REDVALENTINO SPRING/SUMMER 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion A new wind is blowing. It’s time for transformation, for discovering new levels of identity and new meanings, for changing perspective while looking at what is familiar and well known. REDValentino takes up the challenge and embraces the Spring/Summer 2021 season with a new attitude: free, independent, a bit radical.   REDValentino hits the streets, takes some risks, experiences a new bravery. The attitude gets a tad erce, irreverent, fearless. The brand’s aesthetic and stylistic codes remain the same, but they are exaggerated, blown up. The “so RED” bows, ruf es and ounces nd new proportions, new contexts, new pairings. They loose their familiar delicacy to become eye-catching symbols of a rediscovered independent femininity.   Silhouettes and lengths are reconsidered for a new look, which exudes street realness. Ruf es punctuate mini nylon frocks, the classic eyelet is magni ed on breezy dresses, point d’esprit tulle is matched with cotton t-shirts and oversized sweatshirts. Outerwear pieces with a technical look counterbalanced the ethereal femininity of tulle ounced designs, while oversized ruf es add a couture-like touch to jersey tops. Denim is manipulated to shape eye-catching attires with a customized,artisanal and very personal attitude. The restrained, concise palette of black, white and powder pink also welcomes vibrant touch of neon orange and acid green.   The ultra softness of the “Knot Me Up!”, a nylon shoulder strap embellished with a maxi bow detail, contrasts with the urban graphic look of the platform sandals featuring a puffy strap or a signature bow. “I think this season, it was really time to bring REDValentino into the street, exploring a new sense of authenticity and independency,” says the creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. “I wanted to show a new, disruptive take on the brand’s signature aesthetic codes, delivering a wardrobe for cool, free, independent girls.” A new wind is blowing. It’s time for transformation, for discovering new levels of identity and new meanings, for changing perspective while looking at what is familiar and well known. REDValentino takes up the challenge and embraces the Spring/Summer 2021 season with a new attitude: free, independent, a bit radical.   REDValentino hits the streets, takes some risks, experiences a new bravery. The attitude gets a tad erce, irreverent, fearless. The brand’s aesthetic and stylistic codes remain the same, but they are exaggerated, blown up. The “so RED” bows, ruf es and ounces nd new proportions, new contexts, new pairings. They loose their familiar delicacy to become eye-catching symbols of a rediscovered independent femininity.   Silhouettes and lengths are reconsidered for a new look, which exudes street realness. Ruf es punctuate mini nylon frocks, the classic eyelet is magni ed on breezy dresses, point d’esprit tulle is matched with cotton t-shirts and oversized sweatshirts. Outerwear pieces with a technical look counterbalanced the ethereal femininity of tulle ounced designs, while oversized ruf es add a couture-like touch to jersey tops. Denim is manipulated to shape eye-catching attires with a customized,artisanal and very personal attitude. The restrained, concise palette of black, white and powder pink also welcomes vibrant touch of neon orange and acid green.   The ultra softness of the “Knot Me Up!”, a nylon shoulder strap embellished with a maxi bow detail, contrasts with the urban graphic look of the platform sandals featuring a puffy strap or a signature bow. “I think this season, it was really time to bring REDValentino into the street, exploring a new sense of authenticity and independency,” says the creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. “I wanted to show a new, disruptive take on the brand’s signature aesthetic codes, delivering a wardrobe for cool, free, independent girls.”

Pillows Luxury Boutique Hotels Anna Van Den Vondel, Amsterdam
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Pillows Luxury Boutique Hotels Anna Van Den Vondel, Amsterdam

Travel Enjoy your stay in a place that combines the best of Amsterdam with refined luxury and a nice, homelike feel. The best museums, the most charming shops, just off Vondelpark and all the other things that make Amsterdam such a great city to explore are all within walking distance.  Pillows Anna van den Vondel means feeling at home away from home, when you’re travelling, whether for business or pleasure.      Sleep like a prince in one of the thirty charming and comfortable rooms. All with characteristic features. Lovely linen, a wonderful mattress, soft carpets, and art that has been specifically selected for every individual room. Let their Living be the place where you really come home to. To drink a cup of coffee, enjoy a drink or a snack, or have some lunch and dinner. Have a look at their simple 24/7 menu with delightful dishes, that perfectly match the homelike feel that they strive to create in hectic Amsterdam, also enyo their outdoor garden which is absolutely beautiful and relaxing.     Professional, homelike and personal. Have the team of Pillows Anna van den Vondel help you organise your meeting or event at one of our partner locations. They will find the right venue for you in close proximity of their hotel. Whether you are organising a presentation, a training session, a reception or a dinner.     The Pillows Luxury Boutique Hotels have an intimate atmosphere, where care and a high level of comfort for our guests are to be found.     "The hotel is situated in one of the nicest areas in Amsterdam, right next to the Vondelpark and many cute restaurants and shops that you can explore. The hotel is designed to perfection and it is truly intimate. When you enter the hotel you are mesmerized by the beautifully decorated lobby with an open kitchen that is open 24-7. So if you cannot sleep you can always pass by an get something to eat or drink from their simple yet refined menu. The rooms offer a beautiful view through the big windows as well as their lobby which has a glass wall and you can enjoy the view of the scenery as well as their garden bellow. If you are looking for a cute and romantic hotel to spend some alone time with your partner or for work, this is definitely the right place for you. Within walking distance you can go for a run or a walk through the beautiful Vondelpark, enjoy the museums close by or do some shopping, for sure there is plenty to explore in the neighbourhood. I enjoyed the stay very much. The hospitality and the experience was great." - Timotej Letonja   Book your stay here: https://www.pillowshotels.com Enjoy your stay in a place that combines the best of Amsterdam with refined luxury and a nice, homelike feel. The best museums, the most charming shops, just off Vondelpark and all the other things that make Amsterdam such a great city to explore are all within walking distance.  Pillows Anna van den Vondel means feeling at home away from home, when you’re travelling, whether for business or pleasure.      Sleep like a prince in one of the thirty charming and comfortable rooms. All with characteristic features. Lovely linen, a wonderful mattress, soft carpets, and art that has been specifically selected for every individual room. Let their Living be the place where you really come home to. To drink a cup of coffee, enjoy a drink or a snack, or have some lunch and dinner. Have a look at their simple 24/7 menu with delightful dishes, that perfectly match the homelike feel that they strive to create in hectic Amsterdam, also enyo their outdoor garden which is absolutely beautiful and relaxing.     Professional, homelike and personal. Have the team of Pillows Anna van den Vondel help you organise your meeting or event at one of our partner locations. They will find the right venue for you in close proximity of their hotel. Whether you are organising a presentation, a training session, a reception or a dinner.     The Pillows Luxury Boutique Hotels have an intimate atmosphere, where care and a high level of comfort for our guests are to be found.     "The hotel is situated in one of the nicest areas in Amsterdam, right next to the Vondelpark and many cute restaurants and shops that you can explore. The hotel is designed to perfection and it is truly intimate. When you enter the hotel you are mesmerized by the beautifully decorated lobby with an open kitchen that is open 24-7. So if you cannot sleep you can always pass by an get something to eat or drink from their simple yet refined menu. The rooms offer a beautiful view through the big windows as well as their lobby which has a glass wall and you can enjoy the view of the scenery as well as their garden bellow. If you are looking for a cute and romantic hotel to spend some alone time with your partner or for work, this is definitely the right place for you. Within walking distance you can go for a run or a walk through the beautiful Vondelpark, enjoy the museums close by or do some shopping, for sure there is plenty to explore in the neighbourhood. I enjoyed the stay very much. The hospitality and the experience was great." - Timotej Letonja   Book your stay here: https://www.pillowshotels.com

Chopard introduces L.U.C Skull One
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Chopard introduces L.U.C Skull One

Watches Chopard presents the L.U.C Skull One, a 100-piece limited-edition adorned with a Mexican calavera as a tribute to the Day of the Dead.  Clad in a beautiful combination of dark hues thanks to a black dial with lacquered finishes and gold hour-markers, the L.U.C Skull One features a 40 mm case in beadblasted DLC stainless steel and a brown calfskin leather strap. Beneath this mischievous death mask beats the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding, crafted by Chopard Manufacture Artisans.      A design inspired by ancient traditions: A syncretic tradition, born in the Aztec civilization and blended with Spanish Catholicism, the Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead in Spanish – is a joyful celebration of the cycle of life and a reminder to be aware of the possibility of death, which in turn gives meaning to existence. A holiday intended as a remembrance of loved ones who have passed away, it is an opportunity to offer gifts, offerings and libations to the deceased, and to maintain the bond that unites families on both sides of the final frontier. Macabre, yet in a manner that is all about parody, this festival gives Chopard the opportunity to revisit the theme of vanities through the L.U.C Skull One timepiece. Its lacquered dial features a calavera face, a stylized Mexican skull featuring sun, flower and heart-shaped motifs, as well as a moustache with rounded tips above a sweet toothless smile. An emaciated, yet harmless-looking and even friendly skull on which the hours flow by, marked off by hands, Arabic numerals and gilded hour-markers striking an elegant contrast with the overall black hue.   A hand-stitched brown calfskin leather strap sets a final touch of elegance to this 100-piece limited edition. Responsibly sourced in accordance with stringent ethical criteria, this noble leather becomes even more beautiful when time enhances it with a light-brown patina.     An extremely accurate beating heart: The case of this new timepiece houses the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding. Ultra-thin at a mere 3.3 mm, it is nonetheless equipped with two barrels based on Chopard Twin technology and ensuring a 58-hour power reserve. It comes to life thanks to a micro-rotor in tungsten – a high-density alloy ensuring optimal winding. With its movement bridges finely adorned with a "Côtes de Genève" pattern, it makes the L.U.C Skull One watch as beautiful inside as it is on the outside, which is why its precious calibre is made visible through a blackened transparent back reflecting the sombre aesthetic of this creation.     Chopard’s in-house approach to watch manufacturing: Chopard is a family Maison with a strongly ingrained philosophy of independence. The steps involved in making L.U.C watches are all performed at the Maison’s Geneva and Fleurier production sites. Movement development, finished product design, gold smelting, case stamping and machining, calibre components, traditional hand-crafted finishes, surface treatments, polishing, assembly, adjustments and quality controls: Chopard masters the full range of watch production operations and applies them to each and every L.U.C watch. These exceptional timepieces stemming from meticulous workmanship meet the aspirations of the modern-day gentleman. They speak to him without artifice or pretention, through a subtle blend of artisanal expertise and emotions. Chopard presents the L.U.C Skull One, a 100-piece limited-edition adorned with a Mexican calavera as a tribute to the Day of the Dead.  Clad in a beautiful combination of dark hues thanks to a black dial with lacquered finishes and gold hour-markers, the L.U.C Skull One features a 40 mm case in beadblasted DLC stainless steel and a brown calfskin leather strap. Beneath this mischievous death mask beats the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding, crafted by Chopard Manufacture Artisans.      A design inspired by ancient traditions: A syncretic tradition, born in the Aztec civilization and blended with Spanish Catholicism, the Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead in Spanish – is a joyful celebration of the cycle of life and a reminder to be aware of the possibility of death, which in turn gives meaning to existence. A holiday intended as a remembrance of loved ones who have passed away, it is an opportunity to offer gifts, offerings and libations to the deceased, and to maintain the bond that unites families on both sides of the final frontier. Macabre, yet in a manner that is all about parody, this festival gives Chopard the opportunity to revisit the theme of vanities through the L.U.C Skull One timepiece. Its lacquered dial features a calavera face, a stylized Mexican skull featuring sun, flower and heart-shaped motifs, as well as a moustache with rounded tips above a sweet toothless smile. An emaciated, yet harmless-looking and even friendly skull on which the hours flow by, marked off by hands, Arabic numerals and gilded hour-markers striking an elegant contrast with the overall black hue.   A hand-stitched brown calfskin leather strap sets a final touch of elegance to this 100-piece limited edition. Responsibly sourced in accordance with stringent ethical criteria, this noble leather becomes even more beautiful when time enhances it with a light-brown patina.     An extremely accurate beating heart: The case of this new timepiece houses the L.U.C 96.53-L mechanical movement with automatic winding. Ultra-thin at a mere 3.3 mm, it is nonetheless equipped with two barrels based on Chopard Twin technology and ensuring a 58-hour power reserve. It comes to life thanks to a micro-rotor in tungsten – a high-density alloy ensuring optimal winding. With its movement bridges finely adorned with a "Côtes de Genève" pattern, it makes the L.U.C Skull One watch as beautiful inside as it is on the outside, which is why its precious calibre is made visible through a blackened transparent back reflecting the sombre aesthetic of this creation.     Chopard’s in-house approach to watch manufacturing: Chopard is a family Maison with a strongly ingrained philosophy of independence. The steps involved in making L.U.C watches are all performed at the Maison’s Geneva and Fleurier production sites. Movement development, finished product design, gold smelting, case stamping and machining, calibre components, traditional hand-crafted finishes, surface treatments, polishing, assembly, adjustments and quality controls: Chopard masters the full range of watch production operations and applies them to each and every L.U.C watch. These exceptional timepieces stemming from meticulous workmanship meet the aspirations of the modern-day gentleman. They speak to him without artifice or pretention, through a subtle blend of artisanal expertise and emotions.

BALENCIAGA COLLABORATES WITH VIBRAM FOR THE BALENCIAGA TOE
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BALENCIAGA COLLABORATES WITH VIBRAM FOR THE BALENCIAGA TOE

Fashion Introduced on the watery floor of Balenciaga’s Winter 20 runway presentation,the Balenciaga Toe is a collaboration with Italian footwear brand Vibram. A limited-edition version will appear in a selection of international Balenciaga stores and online retailers on October 16th, 2020.   Vibram, recognized as the worldwide leader in rubber sole production, is also well known for its patented FiveFingers shoes, which fit a flexible sole onto the foot, separating each toe and allowing for better tactile perception while walking or climbing.   The Balenciaga Toe collection consists of two limited-edition sneaker styles and a high-heeled style, each made from recycled knit. Balenciaga Toe takes FiveFingers to a new direction by adding bounce and height to an already extrasensory experience.   The limited-edition Balenciaga Toe Sock, available in carmine red or black, and the limited-edition Balenciaga Toe Lace Up, available in black, rest on a heavy- duty suspension heel. The Balenciaga Heeled Toe, available in neon pink or black, features a molded block heel. Each Balenciaga Toe is fitted with a five-toed foam insole and hugs the foot like a high-tech glove.   The collaboration, made in Italy, is printed and stamped with multiple Vibram and Balenciaga logos along the edges of the foot and just above the five separate digits. Each limited-edition pair is numbered as one in a series.   A limited number of Balenciaga Toe pairs will be available via Balenciaga.com, Balenciaga.cn, Farfetch.com, Tmall.com, and selected stores. Introduced on the watery floor of Balenciaga’s Winter 20 runway presentation,the Balenciaga Toe is a collaboration with Italian footwear brand Vibram. A limited-edition version will appear in a selection of international Balenciaga stores and online retailers on October 16th, 2020.   Vibram, recognized as the worldwide leader in rubber sole production, is also well known for its patented FiveFingers shoes, which fit a flexible sole onto the foot, separating each toe and allowing for better tactile perception while walking or climbing.   The Balenciaga Toe collection consists of two limited-edition sneaker styles and a high-heeled style, each made from recycled knit. Balenciaga Toe takes FiveFingers to a new direction by adding bounce and height to an already extrasensory experience.   The limited-edition Balenciaga Toe Sock, available in carmine red or black, and the limited-edition Balenciaga Toe Lace Up, available in black, rest on a heavy- duty suspension heel. The Balenciaga Heeled Toe, available in neon pink or black, features a molded block heel. Each Balenciaga Toe is fitted with a five-toed foam insole and hugs the foot like a high-tech glove.   The collaboration, made in Italy, is printed and stamped with multiple Vibram and Balenciaga logos along the edges of the foot and just above the five separate digits. Each limited-edition pair is numbered as one in a series.   A limited number of Balenciaga Toe pairs will be available via Balenciaga.com, Balenciaga.cn, Farfetch.com, Tmall.com, and selected stores.

FENDI X CHAOS
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FENDI X CHAOS

Accessories The FENDI X CHAOS Capsule Collection for Fall/Winter 2020-21 is a new collaboration between the Maison and the London-based accessories brand CHAOS designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, with a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces  that offer a luxurious alternative to everyday accessories. First unveiled at the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Fashion Show in Milan this February, the pieces are a result of the longstanding creative relationship between FENDI and CHAOS — one established by Karl Lagerfeld and continued today by FENDI Artistic Director Silvia Venturini Fendi.      The FENDI X CHAOS collaboration reimagines accessories iconic to the era of old Hollywood glamour into the modern the world. The collection is a contemporary take on traditional accessories and  present innovative way is which to carry and protect them. Irony and humour abound, as no digital or analog device is left uncovered. Born from a mutual love of vintage cigarette cases, gold lighters and evening clutches, the first FENDI X CHAOS designs fuse perforated and engraved metal shapes with FENDI leather craftsmanship, touches of satin and iconic logo hardware, instantly transforming a smartphone, smart watch, and wireless earbuds into jewel-like accessories. Each of the tailor-made cases are designed as an interconnected system to clip onto the season’s FENDI waist belts, zipper chain lanyards from the collaboration or any FENDI handbag – for a seamless transition from your home office to the airport lounge.      Other fantasy items accent this debut collaboration with utilitarian elegance and an inherent sense of fun, elevating everyday items into glamorous tools. A multifunction gold and silver scribble pen works on paper and tablets alike or it can be worn as an earring like in the FENDI Fall/Winter 20-21 catwalk looks. A four-piece metal shot glass set is suspended from a moulded leather keyring: the perfect novelty to take you from your morning green juice shot to a cheeky after-work tequila. Complementing the traditional clip-on smartphone case in engraved metal, a leather and satin minaudièrecase features a gold chain handle or it can be paired with a FENDI clipped satin strap and a long, flapped evening purse is crafted in glittering gold mesh ‘chainmail’. With no ‘tech’ left unturned, even the laptop gets the FENDI X CHAOS treatment with playful FENDI fur and shearling protective panels. Like instant collectibles, each FENDI X CHAOS creation is a playful plug-in designed to be mixed and matched – bringing the CHAOS theory of customization into the FENDI universe.   The FENDI X CHAOS Capsule Collection for Fall/Winter 2020-21 is a new collaboration between the Maison and the London-based accessories brand CHAOS designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, with a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces  that offer a luxurious alternative to everyday accessories. First unveiled at the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Fashion Show in Milan this February, the pieces are a result of the longstanding creative relationship between FENDI and CHAOS — one established by Karl Lagerfeld and continued today by FENDI Artistic Director Silvia Venturini Fendi.      The FENDI X CHAOS collaboration reimagines accessories iconic to the era of old Hollywood glamour into the modern the world. The collection is a contemporary take on traditional accessories and  present innovative way is which to carry and protect them. Irony and humour abound, as no digital or analog device is left uncovered. Born from a mutual love of vintage cigarette cases, gold lighters and evening clutches, the first FENDI X CHAOS designs fuse perforated and engraved metal shapes with FENDI leather craftsmanship, touches of satin and iconic logo hardware, instantly transforming a smartphone, smart watch, and wireless earbuds into jewel-like accessories. Each of the tailor-made cases are designed as an interconnected system to clip onto the season’s FENDI waist belts, zipper chain lanyards from the collaboration or any FENDI handbag – for a seamless transition from your home office to the airport lounge.      Other fantasy items accent this debut collaboration with utilitarian elegance and an inherent sense of fun, elevating everyday items into glamorous tools. A multifunction gold and silver scribble pen works on paper and tablets alike or it can be worn as an earring like in the FENDI Fall/Winter 20-21 catwalk looks. A four-piece metal shot glass set is suspended from a moulded leather keyring: the perfect novelty to take you from your morning green juice shot to a cheeky after-work tequila. Complementing the traditional clip-on smartphone case in engraved metal, a leather and satin minaudièrecase features a gold chain handle or it can be paired with a FENDI clipped satin strap and a long, flapped evening purse is crafted in glittering gold mesh ‘chainmail’. With no ‘tech’ left unturned, even the laptop gets the FENDI X CHAOS treatment with playful FENDI fur and shearling protective panels. Like instant collectibles, each FENDI X CHAOS creation is a playful plug-in designed to be mixed and matched – bringing the CHAOS theory of customization into the FENDI universe.  

AGL for Spring & Summer 2021
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AGL for Spring & Summer 2021

Accessories Sara, Vera and Mari – The Giusti sisters – introduce their personal new aesthetic that has been designed in dialogue with the new generation of women and their new vision of the world.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 shoe collection is the result of a process where creativity embrace the essential and colors are key players: from pastels to vivid hues. The research of a new fashion minimalism threads through balanced mash up of colors and the use of ne soft materials as nappa leather, iridescent embossed lizard effect leather and tulle.   The re ned study of shapes and styles shines through this collection: shoes are easy and versatile therefore both pure silhouettes and sculptural shapes are crafted with clean-cut or daring cut-off, soft weaves and leather nets.   All this is directed as in a symphony by sober elegance and strong commitment to the brand codes: care for quality leads the Italian brand to timeless contemporary pieces created with the most sophisticated craftsmanship, the use of high-quality materials and with keen attention to details. Together with a sensitive balance between practicality and femininity: AGL cosmopolite women care about aesthetic and comfort, looking for Made in Italy perfection and comfortable day-to-night con dence.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 collection will be presented through an innovative visual project created with the use of arti cial intelligence through the GAN algorithm (Generative Adversarial Networks). It is one of the very rst attempt to bring AI into fashion moving imagery where human shape, the clothing they wear are recognized and mixed by an electronic machine to create an organic and unpredictable ow of images. The video directed by videographer Alberto Maria Colombo  was unveiled at AGL showroom in Milan. Sara, Vera and Mari – The Giusti sisters – introduce their personal new aesthetic that has been designed in dialogue with the new generation of women and their new vision of the world.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 shoe collection is the result of a process where creativity embrace the essential and colors are key players: from pastels to vivid hues. The research of a new fashion minimalism threads through balanced mash up of colors and the use of ne soft materials as nappa leather, iridescent embossed lizard effect leather and tulle.   The re ned study of shapes and styles shines through this collection: shoes are easy and versatile therefore both pure silhouettes and sculptural shapes are crafted with clean-cut or daring cut-off, soft weaves and leather nets.   All this is directed as in a symphony by sober elegance and strong commitment to the brand codes: care for quality leads the Italian brand to timeless contemporary pieces created with the most sophisticated craftsmanship, the use of high-quality materials and with keen attention to details. Together with a sensitive balance between practicality and femininity: AGL cosmopolite women care about aesthetic and comfort, looking for Made in Italy perfection and comfortable day-to-night con dence.   The AGL Spring Summer 2021 collection will be presented through an innovative visual project created with the use of arti cial intelligence through the GAN algorithm (Generative Adversarial Networks). It is one of the very rst attempt to bring AI into fashion moving imagery where human shape, the clothing they wear are recognized and mixed by an electronic machine to create an organic and unpredictable ow of images. The video directed by videographer Alberto Maria Colombo  was unveiled at AGL showroom in Milan.

Acne Studios brings new concept to historic Norrmalmstorg store
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Acne Studios brings new concept to historic Norrmalmstorg store

Fashion Acne Studios is pleased to announce a whole new look to refresh its Norrmalmstorg store in Stockholm. The refurbishment follows the brand’s global store ethos, where each location makes individual use of the Acne Studios design language.   “It’s a temple. For me the idea of a temple is a place that belongs to no one but is owned by everyone. It’s part of our history but also the future. This is how I see our monumental flagship store in Stockholm” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.   Acne Studios is pleased to announce a whole new look to refresh its Norrmalmstorg store in Stockholm. The refurbishment follows the brand’s global store ethos, where each location makes individual use of the Acne Studios design language.   “It’s a temple. For me the idea of a temple is a place that belongs to no one but is owned by everyone. It’s part of our history but also the future. This is how I see our monumental flagship store in Stockholm” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.  

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