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AWAKENINGS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH TWO FESTIVALS IN 2022
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AWAKENINGS CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH TWO FESTIVALS IN 2022

Music World-renowned techno brand Awakenings is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2022 and is planning to go all out. With a brand new location, an added day to the programming and a revamp of the entire festival set up — including a campsite — visitors will be treated to something unlike they’ve ever seen before from Awakenings. With the new expansion, Awakenings also becomes the first multi-day techno festival in the Netherlands to host a campsite, filling a gap that has existed in many techno-enthusiast’s summers for a long time. The reinvented festival will take place from the 29th until the 31st of July in Hilvarenbeek. Details regarding the second festival will be revealed through Awakenings social channels on Monday, November 22nd.      1997 - 2022: Awakenings is internationally renowned as one of the best organisations when it comes to techno events. With their iconic shows at the Gashouder in Amsterdam, fantastical stages, impressive light-shows and unparalleled sound design, Awakenings has proven to go bigger and better than the competition. What started as a single event during Easter in 1997 has grown to an industry-leading phenomena, attracting visitors from all over the world, from the far East to Latin America. Now with the 25th anniversary approaching, Awakenings plans to outdo themselves. Rocco Veenboer, head honcho and founder of Awakenings has long had a dream of organising his very own three-day festival with campsites.      “From a business standpoint, I always want to keep moving, never stagnating. Nothing is ever truly finished and there’s always room for improvement. Our team continuously look at ways to make things more beautiful and impactful. Awakenings Festival started as a single day event, and  expanded to two days in 2014. But, we felt like there was still room for more, especially because the community had so much to say about missing a multiple day techno event here in the Netherlands. With this renewed concept, we’re extremely happy to make that dream come to life.”   Awakenings Summer Festival will be home to nine stages, a combination of open air areas as well as tents and having big plans to make use of the adjacent lake. With an added day Awakenings has more space for experimentation, meaning that many sub-genres and young and upcoming talent will be well-represented at the festival. To cater to the campsite, there will be an additional schedule, jam-packed with surprises.     Sustainability and innovations:   Awakenings always strives to be on the forefront of sustainability, the past decade the festival has been serving a 95% vegetarian menu with only organic meat for the other 5% – utilizing a self-developed recycling system for plastic cups. In 2022 the festival will start using biofuels - obtained from horticulture - to power their generators, drastically cutting down on their CO2 emissions. An equally exciting innovation is the restructuring of the sound equipment. By using new cutting-edge ways to position and install speakers, the decibels can be lowered without compromising the experience for visitors, making less of an impact on the environment and the ears of festival-goers.     Line-up and tickets:   The line-up for Awakenings Summer Festival will be announced at the end of January of 2022, alongside official ticket sales. Visitors will be able to choose full weekend tickets covering all three days, as well as a single day ticket for Saturday or Sunday. The campsite will feature empty space for visitors to create their own tent, as well as pre-set-up tents and luxury bungalows, to cater to everyone’s wishes.     World-renowned techno brand Awakenings is celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2022 and is planning to go all out. With a brand new location, an added day to the programming and a revamp of the entire festival set up — including a campsite — visitors will be treated to something unlike they’ve ever seen before from Awakenings. With the new expansion, Awakenings also becomes the first multi-day techno festival in the Netherlands to host a campsite, filling a gap that has existed in many techno-enthusiast’s summers for a long time. The reinvented festival will take place from the 29th until the 31st of July in Hilvarenbeek. Details regarding the second festival will be revealed through Awakenings social channels on Monday, November 22nd.      1997 - 2022: Awakenings is internationally renowned as one of the best organisations when it comes to techno events. With their iconic shows at the Gashouder in Amsterdam, fantastical stages, impressive light-shows and unparalleled sound design, Awakenings has proven to go bigger and better than the competition. What started as a single event during Easter in 1997 has grown to an industry-leading phenomena, attracting visitors from all over the world, from the far East to Latin America. Now with the 25th anniversary approaching, Awakenings plans to outdo themselves. Rocco Veenboer, head honcho and founder of Awakenings has long had a dream of organising his very own three-day festival with campsites.      “From a business standpoint, I always want to keep moving, never stagnating. Nothing is ever truly finished and there’s always room for improvement. Our team continuously look at ways to make things more beautiful and impactful. Awakenings Festival started as a single day event, and  expanded to two days in 2014. But, we felt like there was still room for more, especially because the community had so much to say about missing a multiple day techno event here in the Netherlands. With this renewed concept, we’re extremely happy to make that dream come to life.”   Awakenings Summer Festival will be home to nine stages, a combination of open air areas as well as tents and having big plans to make use of the adjacent lake. With an added day Awakenings has more space for experimentation, meaning that many sub-genres and young and upcoming talent will be well-represented at the festival. To cater to the campsite, there will be an additional schedule, jam-packed with surprises.     Sustainability and innovations:   Awakenings always strives to be on the forefront of sustainability, the past decade the festival has been serving a 95% vegetarian menu with only organic meat for the other 5% – utilizing a self-developed recycling system for plastic cups. In 2022 the festival will start using biofuels - obtained from horticulture - to power their generators, drastically cutting down on their CO2 emissions. An equally exciting innovation is the restructuring of the sound equipment. By using new cutting-edge ways to position and install speakers, the decibels can be lowered without compromising the experience for visitors, making less of an impact on the environment and the ears of festival-goers.     Line-up and tickets:   The line-up for Awakenings Summer Festival will be announced at the end of January of 2022, alongside official ticket sales. Visitors will be able to choose full weekend tickets covering all three days, as well as a single day ticket for Saturday or Sunday. The campsite will feature empty space for visitors to create their own tent, as well as pre-set-up tents and luxury bungalows, to cater to everyone’s wishes.    

AGL PRESENTS CHARITY EVENT BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN
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AGL PRESENTS CHARITY EVENT BY WOMEN FOR WOMEN

Accessories The Giusti sisters strongly believe in the bonds between women and the importance of helping each other.     For this reason, on 25 November, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sara, Vera and Mari will donate to charity the entire proceeds from purchases of VIRNA, AGL’s red pump.     The proceeds will be donated to CISDA, the International Committee in Support of Afghan Women. The Giusti sisters strongly believe in the bonds between women and the importance of helping each other.     For this reason, on 25 November, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sara, Vera and Mari will donate to charity the entire proceeds from purchases of VIRNA, AGL’s red pump.     The proceeds will be donated to CISDA, the International Committee in Support of Afghan Women.

In conversation with Les Twins
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In conversation with Les Twins

Events We had a delight speaking with two incredible artists Les Twins.       When and how did you start dancing and what role does it play in your life?   The love of dance runs in our family: our roots are strong — we’re the last of 11 siblings, and when you’re from Guadeloupe, you know how to dance! Our mother was a singer and a dancer; everyone in our family has their own dance style. But in Sarcelles, being twins and dancers hasn’t always been an advantage. There are lots of reasons why we’ve never stopped moving. Our life has given us a lot, physically, to express through dance but it goes beyond movement. We have a lot to say. It’s about who we are, where we come from, and what we have become through dance.     If you had to name one life-changing event, which would it be?   When we realized that dance could take us so far. From that moment we decided to incorporate it in everything we do — video, personal style, music, staging, producing. We never do anything by halves. We both want to be the best. And thanks to a little brotherly competition and rivalry, we evolve a little more every day. Movement lets us transform emotion — everything we’ve experienced, everything we are is right there in our moves.  .   How do you express yourselves through fashion?   We wear pieces that stand out, that not everyone else is wearing. We want to express our own aesthetic with the things we wear. That’s what we tried to do with our capsule collection for Hennessy as well. It’s a real source of pride for us to be the bridge between Hennessy and fashion. We have experience in the fashion industry, so doing a Les Twins capsule collection was a perfect fit, and Hennessy really let us put it together the way we wanted.      How did the collaboration with Hennessy come to life?    Hennessy came to us with the question if we wanted to collaborate with them. Of course, we were very honored and it immediately felt good. What’s amazing to us is Hennessy’s willingness to make this collaboration so personal, representing France through two people of color whose story is two centuries removed from Hennessy’s story - and yet so similar. We had a very urban image of Hennessy because it’s been a part of our orbit ever since we started dancing: our friends order it in nightclubs, it’s part of street culture, and hip-hop especially. So it was a natural collaboration even if we don’t drink often, personally. To be masters of our art, of movement, we need to have complete control of our bodies.      There are two original limited edition bottles designed. Each bottle features a likeness of one of you. Are there any differences in your characters?   We’re identical but different in life, in our personalities, and dance. We’re like yin and yang. When we dance together, the power is incredible. Each of us is strong on our own, but together we are unique. We bring together two different dreams. We succeeded in leveling up to go wherever we want, to open doors that never would have been open to us before. Les Twins are unique, but there’s also a lot more to us — together and individually — than meets the eye.      How do you like to drink your Hennessy?   We both made our own cocktail together with Hennessy and mixologist the mixologist Clément Faure who captured our personalities and translated that into cocktails. Larry’s cocktail is called ‘CA BLAZE COCKTAIL’. It’s a fizzy cocktail with floral, spicy accents, it showcases the full-bodied of Hennessy Very Special combined with vanilla and elderflower. The cocktail of Laurent is called the ‘LIL BEAST COCKTAIL’. It’s a bit more reserved than Larry’s cocktail. The rich taste of Hennessy Very Special is complemented by notes of almond and nutmeg recalling French pastries, counterbalanced by the acidic tang of lemon juice.     What does Freedom mean to you?   Freedom to us is the ability to create. What we create is emotion, art, a street spirit. It’s like osmosis, a mix: we “dance” our life. Our movement is what makes us unique.  We had a delight speaking with two incredible artists Les Twins.       When and how did you start dancing and what role does it play in your life?   The love of dance runs in our family: our roots are strong — we’re the last of 11 siblings, and when you’re from Guadeloupe, you know how to dance! Our mother was a singer and a dancer; everyone in our family has their own dance style. But in Sarcelles, being twins and dancers hasn’t always been an advantage. There are lots of reasons why we’ve never stopped moving. Our life has given us a lot, physically, to express through dance but it goes beyond movement. We have a lot to say. It’s about who we are, where we come from, and what we have become through dance.     If you had to name one life-changing event, which would it be?   When we realized that dance could take us so far. From that moment we decided to incorporate it in everything we do — video, personal style, music, staging, producing. We never do anything by halves. We both want to be the best. And thanks to a little brotherly competition and rivalry, we evolve a little more every day. Movement lets us transform emotion — everything we’ve experienced, everything we are is right there in our moves.  .   How do you express yourselves through fashion?   We wear pieces that stand out, that not everyone else is wearing. We want to express our own aesthetic with the things we wear. That’s what we tried to do with our capsule collection for Hennessy as well. It’s a real source of pride for us to be the bridge between Hennessy and fashion. We have experience in the fashion industry, so doing a Les Twins capsule collection was a perfect fit, and Hennessy really let us put it together the way we wanted.      How did the collaboration with Hennessy come to life?    Hennessy came to us with the question if we wanted to collaborate with them. Of course, we were very honored and it immediately felt good. What’s amazing to us is Hennessy’s willingness to make this collaboration so personal, representing France through two people of color whose story is two centuries removed from Hennessy’s story - and yet so similar. We had a very urban image of Hennessy because it’s been a part of our orbit ever since we started dancing: our friends order it in nightclubs, it’s part of street culture, and hip-hop especially. So it was a natural collaboration even if we don’t drink often, personally. To be masters of our art, of movement, we need to have complete control of our bodies.      There are two original limited edition bottles designed. Each bottle features a likeness of one of you. Are there any differences in your characters?   We’re identical but different in life, in our personalities, and dance. We’re like yin and yang. When we dance together, the power is incredible. Each of us is strong on our own, but together we are unique. We bring together two different dreams. We succeeded in leveling up to go wherever we want, to open doors that never would have been open to us before. Les Twins are unique, but there’s also a lot more to us — together and individually — than meets the eye.      How do you like to drink your Hennessy?   We both made our own cocktail together with Hennessy and mixologist the mixologist Clément Faure who captured our personalities and translated that into cocktails. Larry’s cocktail is called ‘CA BLAZE COCKTAIL’. It’s a fizzy cocktail with floral, spicy accents, it showcases the full-bodied of Hennessy Very Special combined with vanilla and elderflower. The cocktail of Laurent is called the ‘LIL BEAST COCKTAIL’. It’s a bit more reserved than Larry’s cocktail. The rich taste of Hennessy Very Special is complemented by notes of almond and nutmeg recalling French pastries, counterbalanced by the acidic tang of lemon juice.     What does Freedom mean to you?   Freedom to us is the ability to create. What we create is emotion, art, a street spirit. It’s like osmosis, a mix: we “dance” our life. Our movement is what makes us unique. 

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BALENCIAGA PRESENTS THE 50TH COUTURE COLLECTION IN CHINA
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BALENCIAGA PRESENTS THE 50TH COUTURE COLLECTION IN CHINA

Fashion On November 19th, 2021, thirty looks from Balenciaga’s 50th Couture Collection were presented for the first time in China, at the transformed TANK Shanghai. The museum’s spaces are refurbished, becoming a couture salon, a showroom, a grand hall, a banquet room for a five-day schedule of viewings, fittings, tours, and performances.     Were it not for public health-related travel restrictions, Demna and his team would visit China, he says, adding, "As China isn’t able to travel to Europe, either, I felt it was our duty to bring the Balenciaga 50th Couture Collection there. I’m proud to share with China this very important moment celebrating the culture, craftmanship, and heritage of Balenciaga in an exhibition featuring my first Couture collection.”     Nineteen looks from the first couture collection designed by Demna (and Balenciaga’s first couture collection since 1967 when founder Cristóbal Balenciaga left the fashion industry) are displayed on invisible mannequins, appearing to float around a vast circular showroom. One of these is a never- before-seen look, created exclusively for the event.     Eleven more looks from the collection are in a bespoke dressing suite built along the bank of the Huangpu River. Its rooms correspond to the traditional couture ceremony: a salon for clients and their entourage to view pieces, a walled-off podium for taking a client’s measurements, and a private changing area.     From the courtyard, only an expanse of cream-colored curtain hints at the spaces’ new interiors. Once inside, guests experience an environment that draws on the aesthetic tropes of Balenciaga’s recently restored historic couture salon and atelier, 10 Avenue George V. Abundant drapery and carpet in a pale monochrome, warmly backlit ceiling panels, and infinite reflection create a confounding ambience for furniture copying that used for Balenciaga’s first couture shows in 1930s Paris.     Cédric Charbit, CEO of Balenciaga says of the event that it is “a worldwide exclusive where for the first time our Couture collection is showcased outside of Paris to celebrate Balenciaga's return to Couture. It is an honor to share the heritage of the House and Demna’s creative vision with our highly sophisticated audience who has the utmost understanding of luxury and craft. At Balenciaga we are one. Our central and Chinese teams worked seamlessly together on bringing this event to life without being able to travel.” On November 19th, 2021, thirty looks from Balenciaga’s 50th Couture Collection were presented for the first time in China, at the transformed TANK Shanghai. The museum’s spaces are refurbished, becoming a couture salon, a showroom, a grand hall, a banquet room for a five-day schedule of viewings, fittings, tours, and performances.     Were it not for public health-related travel restrictions, Demna and his team would visit China, he says, adding, "As China isn’t able to travel to Europe, either, I felt it was our duty to bring the Balenciaga 50th Couture Collection there. I’m proud to share with China this very important moment celebrating the culture, craftmanship, and heritage of Balenciaga in an exhibition featuring my first Couture collection.”     Nineteen looks from the first couture collection designed by Demna (and Balenciaga’s first couture collection since 1967 when founder Cristóbal Balenciaga left the fashion industry) are displayed on invisible mannequins, appearing to float around a vast circular showroom. One of these is a never- before-seen look, created exclusively for the event.     Eleven more looks from the collection are in a bespoke dressing suite built along the bank of the Huangpu River. Its rooms correspond to the traditional couture ceremony: a salon for clients and their entourage to view pieces, a walled-off podium for taking a client’s measurements, and a private changing area.     From the courtyard, only an expanse of cream-colored curtain hints at the spaces’ new interiors. Once inside, guests experience an environment that draws on the aesthetic tropes of Balenciaga’s recently restored historic couture salon and atelier, 10 Avenue George V. Abundant drapery and carpet in a pale monochrome, warmly backlit ceiling panels, and infinite reflection create a confounding ambience for furniture copying that used for Balenciaga’s first couture shows in 1930s Paris.     Cédric Charbit, CEO of Balenciaga says of the event that it is “a worldwide exclusive where for the first time our Couture collection is showcased outside of Paris to celebrate Balenciaga's return to Couture. It is an honor to share the heritage of the House and Demna’s creative vision with our highly sophisticated audience who has the utmost understanding of luxury and craft. At Balenciaga we are one. Our central and Chinese teams worked seamlessly together on bringing this event to life without being able to travel.”

Dior to Unveil its Fall 2022 Men's Show Designed by Kim Jones in London
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Dior to Unveil its Fall 2022 Men's Show Designed by Kim Jones in London

Fashion On December 9th, Dior will unveil the Fall 2022 men's collection designed by Kim Jones in London. The House thus begins a new chapter in its historic friendship with the United Kingdom, reaffirming the steadfast ties that were sealed during the first ever Dior show across the Channel, held in 1947 in the presence of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.     “We are delighted to be presenting our Fall men’s collection abroad once again, and to be reconnecting with the 'physical' runway, an experience that is more important than ever. We are proud and excited to be bringing this unique event to life in London, a particularly symbolic destination dear to Monsieur Dior and the House since 1947. London is of course also the city closest to Kim Jones' heart, where he was born and where he lives, which inspireshim with its inexhaustible creativity and which he loves deeply,” states Pietro Beccari, Chairman and CEO of Christian Dior Couture. “I can’t wait to do a show in my hometown," concludes Kim Jones, Artistic Director of Dior Menswear. On December 9th, Dior will unveil the Fall 2022 men's collection designed by Kim Jones in London. The House thus begins a new chapter in its historic friendship with the United Kingdom, reaffirming the steadfast ties that were sealed during the first ever Dior show across the Channel, held in 1947 in the presence of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.     “We are delighted to be presenting our Fall men’s collection abroad once again, and to be reconnecting with the 'physical' runway, an experience that is more important than ever. We are proud and excited to be bringing this unique event to life in London, a particularly symbolic destination dear to Monsieur Dior and the House since 1947. London is of course also the city closest to Kim Jones' heart, where he was born and where he lives, which inspireshim with its inexhaustible creativity and which he loves deeply,” states Pietro Beccari, Chairman and CEO of Christian Dior Couture. “I can’t wait to do a show in my hometown," concludes Kim Jones, Artistic Director of Dior Menswear.

CANADA GOOSE BRINGS CANADIAN WARMTH TO AMSTERDAM WITH SEASONAL POP-UP STORE
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CANADA GOOSE BRINGS CANADIAN WARMTH TO AMSTERDAM WITH SEASONAL POP-UP STORE

Fashion Luxury lifestyle brand opens temporary “Live in the Open” store at P.C. Hooftstraat 29     Canada Goose announced today that a Pop-Up Store will open in Amsterdam this fall. The store will remain open throughout 2022. The temporary “Live in the Open Pop-Up” at P.C. Hooftstraat 29 is the second of its kinds in Europe and brings the Canadian Warmth of the brand to the consumer through the senses.     “Live in the Open” is Canada Goose's international storytelling platform, which represents a way of being: a courageous, open and joyful life. This mindset can be fostered and embraced in any environment, even in the most urbanized locations. The platform encourages people to connect with the world around us, and with the people and places that reflect our true nature and encourage us to tread new paths.     This unique Pop-Up concept brings the spirit of Live in the Open physically to life. Everything revolves around elements of nature and a sensory experience is created for the guest that integrates sight, sound, touch and smell and connects to Canada Goose's beloved clothing, in which people can enjoy the outside world. The store's design features high-impact images under the title 'Life of Forests' by photographer Brendan George Ko, who believes trees have a complex exchange network underground. Canada Goose is known for the comprehensive array of art in its international stores, bringing its Canadian heritage to life. The Northern Art Program is a physical manifestation of the brand's HUMANATURE platform, which aims to tell stories from Canada and the Arctic and express the connection between person and country.     In the Pop-Up, a mix of green leaves refers to the Canadian wilderness. Chords of sage, Canadian pine needles and cedarwood spread an evocative scent throughout the room. The immersive experience is completed with sounds of the forest recorded and produced by the artist Joseph Murray.     As a luxury lifestyle brand specializing in performance apparel, exposure to the weather is central to Canada Goose. The brand's clothing expertise is based on decades of first-hand experience, tested in the harshest places on earth. Each Canada Goose product tells a story of victory, resilience and greatness and is made iconic by the people who wear it and the lessons in survival learned from it. The Pop-Up in Amsterdam offers a wide range of products for all seasons that are tailored to the classic maritime climate and cooler northern temperatures in the city, with parkas, rainwear, windproof clothing, lightweight down, high-quality knits and accessories for men, women and children. These include the Cypress and Crofton recycled nylon jackets and vests introduced earlier this year as an extension of Canada Goose's sustainable product offering. For fall, this line has been expanded with a new model, the Puffer, which is also made from recycled Feather-Light Ripstop fabric.     The women's collection features a host of new on-trend silhouettes, colors and fabrics, including the brand's latest innovation: durable and ultra-soft Performance Satin. Special models such as the McKenna Jacket and Everleigh Bomber have been introduced from this refined, weather-resistant fabric. This season will also see the launch of the Pastels collection for women and men, a highlight of the Live in the Open Pop-Up. This new capsule collection includes a diverse range of products, from puffers to cardigans, in intense pastel colors. This makes these garments a perfect addition to the urban wardrobe.     Earlier this year, Canada Goose announced that the brand will stop using fur in all of its products. This announcement confirms the brand's focus on HUMANATURE continuous innovation and a changing lifestyle. Luxury lifestyle brand opens temporary “Live in the Open” store at P.C. Hooftstraat 29     Canada Goose announced today that a Pop-Up Store will open in Amsterdam this fall. The store will remain open throughout 2022. The temporary “Live in the Open Pop-Up” at P.C. Hooftstraat 29 is the second of its kinds in Europe and brings the Canadian Warmth of the brand to the consumer through the senses.     “Live in the Open” is Canada Goose's international storytelling platform, which represents a way of being: a courageous, open and joyful life. This mindset can be fostered and embraced in any environment, even in the most urbanized locations. The platform encourages people to connect with the world around us, and with the people and places that reflect our true nature and encourage us to tread new paths.     This unique Pop-Up concept brings the spirit of Live in the Open physically to life. Everything revolves around elements of nature and a sensory experience is created for the guest that integrates sight, sound, touch and smell and connects to Canada Goose's beloved clothing, in which people can enjoy the outside world. The store's design features high-impact images under the title 'Life of Forests' by photographer Brendan George Ko, who believes trees have a complex exchange network underground. Canada Goose is known for the comprehensive array of art in its international stores, bringing its Canadian heritage to life. The Northern Art Program is a physical manifestation of the brand's HUMANATURE platform, which aims to tell stories from Canada and the Arctic and express the connection between person and country.     In the Pop-Up, a mix of green leaves refers to the Canadian wilderness. Chords of sage, Canadian pine needles and cedarwood spread an evocative scent throughout the room. The immersive experience is completed with sounds of the forest recorded and produced by the artist Joseph Murray.     As a luxury lifestyle brand specializing in performance apparel, exposure to the weather is central to Canada Goose. The brand's clothing expertise is based on decades of first-hand experience, tested in the harshest places on earth. Each Canada Goose product tells a story of victory, resilience and greatness and is made iconic by the people who wear it and the lessons in survival learned from it. The Pop-Up in Amsterdam offers a wide range of products for all seasons that are tailored to the classic maritime climate and cooler northern temperatures in the city, with parkas, rainwear, windproof clothing, lightweight down, high-quality knits and accessories for men, women and children. These include the Cypress and Crofton recycled nylon jackets and vests introduced earlier this year as an extension of Canada Goose's sustainable product offering. For fall, this line has been expanded with a new model, the Puffer, which is also made from recycled Feather-Light Ripstop fabric.     The women's collection features a host of new on-trend silhouettes, colors and fabrics, including the brand's latest innovation: durable and ultra-soft Performance Satin. Special models such as the McKenna Jacket and Everleigh Bomber have been introduced from this refined, weather-resistant fabric. This season will also see the launch of the Pastels collection for women and men, a highlight of the Live in the Open Pop-Up. This new capsule collection includes a diverse range of products, from puffers to cardigans, in intense pastel colors. This makes these garments a perfect addition to the urban wardrobe.     Earlier this year, Canada Goose announced that the brand will stop using fur in all of its products. This announcement confirms the brand's focus on HUMANATURE continuous innovation and a changing lifestyle.

Amsterdam’s Fashion Film Festival met with the Audience for the Second Time!
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Amsterdam’s Fashion Film Festival met with the Audience for the Second Time!

Events FFF Amsterdam’s second edition went ahead last week despite the tumultuous times to celebrate and promote the fashion and film industries of the Netherlands.     Amsterdam’s fashion film festival took place for the second time on October 27 at Soho House Amsterdam. Created by the team behind the renowned Fashion Film Festival Istanbul, the day-long event aims to promote and celebrate artistic collaboration across the fashion and film industries each year.   The event consisted of a series of screenings and discussions that explored themes and issues that are prevalent within the industry and showcase the work of directorial talent across Europe, with a strong local touch. Alongside this, there was an awards ceremony judged by some of the fashion industries most celebrated names including Timotej Letonja, creative director of Numéro Netherlands, Danie Bles, creative director of Amsterdam Fashion Week, Gavin Humphries, managing editor of NOWNESS and Amsterdam based fashion designer Ronald van der Kemp.   The two panel talks and its speakers were as follows:   Cultural Representation in Fashion and Film moderated by Mariette Hoitink, Gijs Determeijer (Executive Producer & Partner at Halal) Amanda van Hesteren (Director & Editor), Ahmad Larnes (Creative Producer, Tommy Hilfiger)   Digital Fashion - Numero Fashion Talks / moderated by Katrien van Leeuwen (Fashion/Film Curator, Educator & Strategist), Amber Slooten - Co-founder & Creative Director of The Fabricant Timotej Letonja - EIC Numero NL, Luca Finotti (Director)   Fashion Film Festival Amsterdam has partnered with some of the Netherland’s most iconic fashion and film brands including AMFI, Numéro Netherlands and Hyatt Regency Amsterdam. The event began at midday on Thursday the 27th of October and closed with the awards ceremony later that evening. The event was free to allow for greater accessibility.     Tuna Yilmaz, Festival President said: “After such crazy times, I am thrilled that we can progress with FFF Amsterdam for the second time. The city is internationally renowned for its style and creativity and so it feels like there is no better place to celebrate the unique relationship between fashion and film. This event is about celebrating collaborations and so we invite anyone who works or studies fashion or film to join us and make collaborations of your own.”     The international jury of the festival: Edine Russel (Content Coordination Director at Hearst Netherlands), Timotej Letonja (Editor in Chief, Numéro Netherlands), Gavin Humphries (Managing Editor, NOWNESS), Luca Finotti (Italian filmmaker and video artist), Orsola de Castro (Founder and Global Creative Director, Fashion Revolution) Dirk Reynders (Director, AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute) Danie Bles (Creative Director, Amsterdam Fashion Week), Anne van Kuijk (Executive Producer, CAKE Film & Photography)     The winners of 2021 competition:   Best Fashion Film: Body by Tommaso Ottomano Best Documentary: Willow and Claude by Emma Hakansson Best Dutch Fashion Film: Baba by Sarah Blok & Lisa Konno Numéro Young Discovery: Solaris by Vincent Sylvain FFF Amsterdam’s second edition went ahead last week despite the tumultuous times to celebrate and promote the fashion and film industries of the Netherlands.     Amsterdam’s fashion film festival took place for the second time on October 27 at Soho House Amsterdam. Created by the team behind the renowned Fashion Film Festival Istanbul, the day-long event aims to promote and celebrate artistic collaboration across the fashion and film industries each year.   The event consisted of a series of screenings and discussions that explored themes and issues that are prevalent within the industry and showcase the work of directorial talent across Europe, with a strong local touch. Alongside this, there was an awards ceremony judged by some of the fashion industries most celebrated names including Timotej Letonja, creative director of Numéro Netherlands, Danie Bles, creative director of Amsterdam Fashion Week, Gavin Humphries, managing editor of NOWNESS and Amsterdam based fashion designer Ronald van der Kemp.   The two panel talks and its speakers were as follows:   Cultural Representation in Fashion and Film moderated by Mariette Hoitink, Gijs Determeijer (Executive Producer & Partner at Halal) Amanda van Hesteren (Director & Editor), Ahmad Larnes (Creative Producer, Tommy Hilfiger)   Digital Fashion - Numero Fashion Talks / moderated by Katrien van Leeuwen (Fashion/Film Curator, Educator & Strategist), Amber Slooten - Co-founder & Creative Director of The Fabricant Timotej Letonja - EIC Numero NL, Luca Finotti (Director)   Fashion Film Festival Amsterdam has partnered with some of the Netherland’s most iconic fashion and film brands including AMFI, Numéro Netherlands and Hyatt Regency Amsterdam. The event began at midday on Thursday the 27th of October and closed with the awards ceremony later that evening. The event was free to allow for greater accessibility.     Tuna Yilmaz, Festival President said: “After such crazy times, I am thrilled that we can progress with FFF Amsterdam for the second time. The city is internationally renowned for its style and creativity and so it feels like there is no better place to celebrate the unique relationship between fashion and film. This event is about celebrating collaborations and so we invite anyone who works or studies fashion or film to join us and make collaborations of your own.”     The international jury of the festival: Edine Russel (Content Coordination Director at Hearst Netherlands), Timotej Letonja (Editor in Chief, Numéro Netherlands), Gavin Humphries (Managing Editor, NOWNESS), Luca Finotti (Italian filmmaker and video artist), Orsola de Castro (Founder and Global Creative Director, Fashion Revolution) Dirk Reynders (Director, AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute) Danie Bles (Creative Director, Amsterdam Fashion Week), Anne van Kuijk (Executive Producer, CAKE Film & Photography)     The winners of 2021 competition:   Best Fashion Film: Body by Tommaso Ottomano Best Documentary: Willow and Claude by Emma Hakansson Best Dutch Fashion Film: Baba by Sarah Blok & Lisa Konno Numéro Young Discovery: Solaris by Vincent Sylvain

Cartier and Islamic Art: In search of Modernity
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Cartier and Islamic Art: In search of Modernity

Exhibition The exhibition explores the origins of this in uence through the Parisian cultural context and the gure of Louis and Jacques Cartier, two of the founder’s grandsons, who played a major role in creating a new aesthetic suffused with modernity. The New York-based architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) designed the exhibition’s scenography.     From October 21st, 2021 to February 20th, 2022, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris presents ‘Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity’, co-organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Dallas Museum of Art, with the exceptional collaboration of the Musée du Louvre and the support of Cartier.     This exhibition shows the in uence of Islamic Art on the high jewellery Maison Cartier in its design of jewellery and precious objects from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.   More than 500 pieces including jewellery and objects from the Cartier Collection, private and public loans, masterpieces of Islamic art, drawings, books, photographs and archival documents, trace the origins of the jeweller’s interest in Oriental motifs.     The exhibition explores the origins of this in uence through the Parisian cultural context and the gure of Louis and Jacques Cartier, two of the founder’s grandsons, who played a major role in creating a new aesthetic suffused with modernity. The New York-based architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) designed the exhibition’s scenography.     From October 21st, 2021 to February 20th, 2022, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris presents ‘Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity’, co-organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, and the Dallas Museum of Art, with the exceptional collaboration of the Musée du Louvre and the support of Cartier.     This exhibition shows the in uence of Islamic Art on the high jewellery Maison Cartier in its design of jewellery and precious objects from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.   More than 500 pieces including jewellery and objects from the Cartier Collection, private and public loans, masterpieces of Islamic art, drawings, books, photographs and archival documents, trace the origins of the jeweller’s interest in Oriental motifs.    

Presenting Beach Blade: born out of love for beach tennis
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Presenting Beach Blade: born out of love for beach tennis

Design A father and daughter company, born out of their shared love for beach tennis     Beach Blade is an Amsterdam based company - founded by the father-daughter duo: Martin and Jeff Bogaers - specialized in handmade custom beach rackets.      While on their annual holidays together, they witnessed tourists purchasing beach tennis rackets, expensive in price, cheap in quality and in most cases thrown away after the duration of their holiday, creating unnecessary waste. Jeff challenged her father to use his experience and skill-set to solve this problem. Martin has spent the better part of twenty years working as an architect, interior and furniture designer. Fueled by their desire and passion to change this recurring cycle, both father and daughter retired to their workshop back home and started designing handmade sustainable high-quality rackets.       Beach Blade rackets consist of five different recyclable components that offer an array of options for personal customization including the option to add your name or company logo. Each racket is personally assembled by Martin to offer affordable individual beach tennis rackets that ensure the highest quality and experience while you have fun in the sun.     We celebrated the launch of Beach Blade together a few weeks ago with a sporty and fun event in Amsterdam.     Prices start at €75,-   www.beachblade.com A father and daughter company, born out of their shared love for beach tennis     Beach Blade is an Amsterdam based company - founded by the father-daughter duo: Martin and Jeff Bogaers - specialized in handmade custom beach rackets.      While on their annual holidays together, they witnessed tourists purchasing beach tennis rackets, expensive in price, cheap in quality and in most cases thrown away after the duration of their holiday, creating unnecessary waste. Jeff challenged her father to use his experience and skill-set to solve this problem. Martin has spent the better part of twenty years working as an architect, interior and furniture designer. Fueled by their desire and passion to change this recurring cycle, both father and daughter retired to their workshop back home and started designing handmade sustainable high-quality rackets.       Beach Blade rackets consist of five different recyclable components that offer an array of options for personal customization including the option to add your name or company logo. Each racket is personally assembled by Martin to offer affordable individual beach tennis rackets that ensure the highest quality and experience while you have fun in the sun.     We celebrated the launch of Beach Blade together a few weeks ago with a sporty and fun event in Amsterdam.     Prices start at €75,-   www.beachblade.com

DGTL AMSTERDAM ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL 2022 DATES
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DGTL AMSTERDAM ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL 2022 DATES

Events After their three-day ADE extravaganza drew thousands of festival fans to their home base at the NDSM Docklands, DGTL has announced the official dates for DGTL Amsterdam 2022 - April 16th & 17th.     With pre-sale starting on Thursday November 4th – electronic music lovers have just six days left from today to register for tickets to the DGTL flagship event, which promises to usher in a brand new era for the international festival giants.     In an exclusive new teaser trailer that dropped across socials earlier today, the message is clear. DGTL is ready to create a new inspirational, innovative and immersive environment where people can grow, unite, feel free and dance. It’s time to shed labels, celebrate our individual identities and come together as a community. “Welcome back”. DGTL is calling… can you hear?     Register now at https://dgtl.nl/ams-2022  Pre-sale starts on Thursday November 4th 2021 General on sale: Friday November 5th 2021       DGTL has positioned itself as a unique and distinctive festival since the first edition in early 2013. With music, art and sustainability as the main pillars, the DGTL events have taken up their unique position in the festival landscape worldwide. The Amsterdam festival organization has already gone far beyond the national borders with editions in Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Santiago, São Paulo, Tel Aviv and Bangalore. DGTL Amsterdam, of course, remains the spiritual and literal home of the event. For more information, check www.dgtl.nl     DGTL Amsterdam 2022 16 & 17 April 2022, NDSM Docklands, Amsterdam TICKETS: https://dgtl.nl/ams-2022  After their three-day ADE extravaganza drew thousands of festival fans to their home base at the NDSM Docklands, DGTL has announced the official dates for DGTL Amsterdam 2022 - April 16th & 17th.     With pre-sale starting on Thursday November 4th – electronic music lovers have just six days left from today to register for tickets to the DGTL flagship event, which promises to usher in a brand new era for the international festival giants.     In an exclusive new teaser trailer that dropped across socials earlier today, the message is clear. DGTL is ready to create a new inspirational, innovative and immersive environment where people can grow, unite, feel free and dance. It’s time to shed labels, celebrate our individual identities and come together as a community. “Welcome back”. DGTL is calling… can you hear?     Register now at https://dgtl.nl/ams-2022  Pre-sale starts on Thursday November 4th 2021 General on sale: Friday November 5th 2021       DGTL has positioned itself as a unique and distinctive festival since the first edition in early 2013. With music, art and sustainability as the main pillars, the DGTL events have taken up their unique position in the festival landscape worldwide. The Amsterdam festival organization has already gone far beyond the national borders with editions in Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Santiago, São Paulo, Tel Aviv and Bangalore. DGTL Amsterdam, of course, remains the spiritual and literal home of the event. For more information, check www.dgtl.nl     DGTL Amsterdam 2022 16 & 17 April 2022, NDSM Docklands, Amsterdam TICKETS: https://dgtl.nl/ams-2022 

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