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FENDI presents the new Men’s Spring & Summer 2022 Collection
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FENDI presents the new Men’s Spring & Summer 2022 Collection

Fashion Week From the unprecedented perspective of the FENDI headquarters inside the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, the landscape sprawls out in a 360° vista towards the seven hills of Rome, the Apennine mountains and glimpses of the Mediterranean Sea. Nature and architecture melt into a spectacular canvas of soft colour, evolving through the course of the day to reveal the dynamic topography of the region in an infinitely changing light. “How you see things – and from where you see them – has never been more important,” says Silvia Venturini Fendi, Artistic Director of FENDI Accessories and Menswear. “Our singular point of view in this period has modified our perception of the world – and mine has become so linked to what I see from the arches and the rooftop of our building. It is almost like a bird’s eye view of Rome from here. The colours and the perspective are always changing – the soft palette of the Roman sky across the day is so beautiful and I wanted it to be a focal point of this collection.”   Reflections on watching the world from above have inspired the FENDI Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection, a rich interplay of lightness and ease with a laser sharp focus on the future of luxury. A subtle palette echoes spring flora and the transient skies in pastel shots of lemon and lime, ice blue, lavender, pistachio and peony against mineral shades of travertine, chalk, graphite and slate. Like a daydream from FENDI to the world, the immediate surroundings of the Roman hinterland inform prints, shapes and workmanship, in an effortless study of proportions and scale. Plucked from the FENDI archives, an illustrated map of Rome becomes FENDI Land, a cartographic drawing of the city where the Palazzo Fendi springs up at its centre and the Tiber river flows through a labyrinth of buildings and streets adorned here and there with freehand FF logos. In a harmonious suite of topographic simulations entitled FENDI Earth, abstract contoured motifs float across linen silk suiting, jacquard denim, plush crochet tees and intarsia shearling.   The conceptual distortion of scale creates new tailoring volumes, as hybrid summer suiting combines a multitude of materials, shapes and utility details. Abbreviated wool jackets are cropped at the torso or split with nylon organza and peak lapel linen blazers are fitted with pen pockets and earpods compartments. Pockets drop beneath hemlines and jackets unbutton down the hips, whilst below the waist multi-pocket city shorts define the silhouette alongside straight trousers split at the ankle or panelled in a binary of double cotton and suede.   New outerwear exhibits the inimitable prowess of the FENDI leather atelier, with vented trench coats, roomy windcheaters and overshirts punctuated by Selleria stitching and embossed detailing on reversible suede, calfskin and sustainable garment-dyed cotton. Shirting in crisp poplin or light woven cashmere features fabric buttons for an all-over monochrome tonality broken elsewhere by a series of collaged fabrications featuring mismatched jacquard collars and striped cotton sleeves. Knits follow the engineered contours of the FENDI Earth motifs in featherweight cashmere intarsia ensembles alongside zipped two-tone double cashmere and polo tops in ribbed or crochet cotton. Mock neck pullovers and tees in crochet mink scoop up in the front, exposing utility belts strung with FENDI loop charms.   The FENDI Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 accessories collection is a playful escape from reality, subverting everyday objects with the heights of FENDI craftsmanship. Swimming goggles and swimming caps in collaboration with ARENA join ping-pong racket bags as ironic summer essentials, and the Baguette is shrunk as a jewellery pouch on a fine waist chain. The Peekabooappears in matte nylon, finished with burnished edges or Selleria macro stitches, while the Baguette returns as a roomy messenger or perspex clutch. New luggage shapes in canvas and printed FF logo mesh feature a bonded convex profile for a ‘fisheye’ effect, and the new Fendiness utility buckle appears on a series of nylon webbing backpacks and crossbody styles.   Evolving from the moulded FENDI Flow sneaker, buckled sandal styles join a monochrome slip-on knit sneaker with injected appliqué details in a pastel palette. Soft suede desert boots with FF logo buckles expound upon the season’s outdoor inspirations alongside flatform wicker double strap sandals finished in plush details or Selleria stitching.     Directed by Nico Vascellari, the FENDI Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection film is a majestic ode to the Roman landscape with an homage to the tropes of early science fiction cinema. Mapping the parameters of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, models reveal the building’s Rationalist architecture in precise twists and turns as day fades into night and the FENDI headquarters comes to life in a spectacular pulsing light show. Conceived by the Italian composer Alessandro Cortini, the film is accompanied by a 9-minute bespoke electronic composition for FENDI featuring synthesiser tracks inspired by interstellar travel and new perspectives on the monumental setting as seen from above. From the unprecedented perspective of the FENDI headquarters inside the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, the landscape sprawls out in a 360° vista towards the seven hills of Rome, the Apennine mountains and glimpses of the Mediterranean Sea. Nature and architecture melt into a spectacular canvas of soft colour, evolving through the course of the day to reveal the dynamic topography of the region in an infinitely changing light. “How you see things – and from where you see them – has never been more important,” says Silvia Venturini Fendi, Artistic Director of FENDI Accessories and Menswear. “Our singular point of view in this period has modified our perception of the world – and mine has become so linked to what I see from the arches and the rooftop of our building. It is almost like a bird’s eye view of Rome from here. The colours and the perspective are always changing – the soft palette of the Roman sky across the day is so beautiful and I wanted it to be a focal point of this collection.”   Reflections on watching the world from above have inspired the FENDI Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection, a rich interplay of lightness and ease with a laser sharp focus on the future of luxury. A subtle palette echoes spring flora and the transient skies in pastel shots of lemon and lime, ice blue, lavender, pistachio and peony against mineral shades of travertine, chalk, graphite and slate. Like a daydream from FENDI to the world, the immediate surroundings of the Roman hinterland inform prints, shapes and workmanship, in an effortless study of proportions and scale. Plucked from the FENDI archives, an illustrated map of Rome becomes FENDI Land, a cartographic drawing of the city where the Palazzo Fendi springs up at its centre and the Tiber river flows through a labyrinth of buildings and streets adorned here and there with freehand FF logos. In a harmonious suite of topographic simulations entitled FENDI Earth, abstract contoured motifs float across linen silk suiting, jacquard denim, plush crochet tees and intarsia shearling.   The conceptual distortion of scale creates new tailoring volumes, as hybrid summer suiting combines a multitude of materials, shapes and utility details. Abbreviated wool jackets are cropped at the torso or split with nylon organza and peak lapel linen blazers are fitted with pen pockets and earpods compartments. Pockets drop beneath hemlines and jackets unbutton down the hips, whilst below the waist multi-pocket city shorts define the silhouette alongside straight trousers split at the ankle or panelled in a binary of double cotton and suede.   New outerwear exhibits the inimitable prowess of the FENDI leather atelier, with vented trench coats, roomy windcheaters and overshirts punctuated by Selleria stitching and embossed detailing on reversible suede, calfskin and sustainable garment-dyed cotton. Shirting in crisp poplin or light woven cashmere features fabric buttons for an all-over monochrome tonality broken elsewhere by a series of collaged fabrications featuring mismatched jacquard collars and striped cotton sleeves. Knits follow the engineered contours of the FENDI Earth motifs in featherweight cashmere intarsia ensembles alongside zipped two-tone double cashmere and polo tops in ribbed or crochet cotton. Mock neck pullovers and tees in crochet mink scoop up in the front, exposing utility belts strung with FENDI loop charms.   The FENDI Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 accessories collection is a playful escape from reality, subverting everyday objects with the heights of FENDI craftsmanship. Swimming goggles and swimming caps in collaboration with ARENA join ping-pong racket bags as ironic summer essentials, and the Baguette is shrunk as a jewellery pouch on a fine waist chain. The Peekabooappears in matte nylon, finished with burnished edges or Selleria macro stitches, while the Baguette returns as a roomy messenger or perspex clutch. New luggage shapes in canvas and printed FF logo mesh feature a bonded convex profile for a ‘fisheye’ effect, and the new Fendiness utility buckle appears on a series of nylon webbing backpacks and crossbody styles.   Evolving from the moulded FENDI Flow sneaker, buckled sandal styles join a monochrome slip-on knit sneaker with injected appliqué details in a pastel palette. Soft suede desert boots with FF logo buckles expound upon the season’s outdoor inspirations alongside flatform wicker double strap sandals finished in plush details or Selleria stitching.     Directed by Nico Vascellari, the FENDI Men’s Spring/Summer 2022 collection film is a majestic ode to the Roman landscape with an homage to the tropes of early science fiction cinema. Mapping the parameters of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, models reveal the building’s Rationalist architecture in precise twists and turns as day fades into night and the FENDI headquarters comes to life in a spectacular pulsing light show. Conceived by the Italian composer Alessandro Cortini, the film is accompanied by a 9-minute bespoke electronic composition for FENDI featuring synthesiser tracks inspired by interstellar travel and new perspectives on the monumental setting as seen from above.

UTOPIA OF NORMALITY BY PRADA
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UTOPIA OF NORMALITY BY PRADA

Fashion Week PRADA PRESENTS THE NEW MENSWEAR COLLECTION IN SARDINIA & MILAN      #PRADASS22 PRADA PRESENTS THE NEW MENSWEAR COLLECTION IN SARDINIA & MILAN      #PRADASS22

ETRO PRESENTS THE NEW MEN'S COLLECTION FOR SPRING & SUMMER 2022
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ETRO PRESENTS THE NEW MEN'S COLLECTION FOR SPRING & SUMMER 2022

Fashion Week Travelling in a Joyful State of Grace   Everything revolves around sine waves, there are ups and downs, apparently it seems that everything is going wrong, then suddenly it restarts better and stronger than ever. - Franco Battiato, Sicily 2010   This show is for you, Maestro! With Gratitude, Admiration and Love, Kean   The “Travelling in a Joyful State of Grace” collection wants to be a tribute to Franco Battiato, a man, a musician, an artist and a thinker that deeply influenced the vision and the life of Kean Etro. The two met in 1985 when Kean, still very young, was not involved yet in the ETRO business and that year created for the brand the stage set for Franco Battiato’s “Mondi Lontanissimi” tour.   A metaphysical trip. Beyond time and space.   For Spring Summer 2022, ETRO men’s creative director Kean Etro explores one of the most iconic signatures of the brand, its nomadic spirit.   Travelling also becomes a state of the mind and of the heart. Meditation brings to unexplored territories. In a joyful state of grace.   In the footsteps of Bruce Chatwin and of Dame Agatha Christie, ETRO’s nomadic journey tinges with reminiscences of archeological explorations in sun-drenched lands, where reality and dream merge.   To the tone of Franco Battiato’s masterpiece ‘L’Era del Cinghiale Bianco’, ETRO’s soul travelers take the catwalk, - set in the surreal, suspended atmosphere of the Scalo Farini area in Milan, where nature unexpectedly makes its way through the concrete, - wearing languid, slightly sensual styles, designed to feel good.   Nothing is as it seems. The sunrise on a citrus grove inspires the sorbet and vitamin colors, while the darker tones with silver accents echo a fascinating dusk. Everything starts where it ends.   More sporty pieces layered on kaftans are crafted from silk cadi and the classic tennis knitted vests this time feature silk georgette inserts for a new free-spirited and meaningful effortless approach. Travelling in a Joyful State of Grace   Everything revolves around sine waves, there are ups and downs, apparently it seems that everything is going wrong, then suddenly it restarts better and stronger than ever. - Franco Battiato, Sicily 2010   This show is for you, Maestro! With Gratitude, Admiration and Love, Kean   The “Travelling in a Joyful State of Grace” collection wants to be a tribute to Franco Battiato, a man, a musician, an artist and a thinker that deeply influenced the vision and the life of Kean Etro. The two met in 1985 when Kean, still very young, was not involved yet in the ETRO business and that year created for the brand the stage set for Franco Battiato’s “Mondi Lontanissimi” tour.   A metaphysical trip. Beyond time and space.   For Spring Summer 2022, ETRO men’s creative director Kean Etro explores one of the most iconic signatures of the brand, its nomadic spirit.   Travelling also becomes a state of the mind and of the heart. Meditation brings to unexplored territories. In a joyful state of grace.   In the footsteps of Bruce Chatwin and of Dame Agatha Christie, ETRO’s nomadic journey tinges with reminiscences of archeological explorations in sun-drenched lands, where reality and dream merge.   To the tone of Franco Battiato’s masterpiece ‘L’Era del Cinghiale Bianco’, ETRO’s soul travelers take the catwalk, - set in the surreal, suspended atmosphere of the Scalo Farini area in Milan, where nature unexpectedly makes its way through the concrete, - wearing languid, slightly sensual styles, designed to feel good.   Nothing is as it seems. The sunrise on a citrus grove inspires the sorbet and vitamin colors, while the darker tones with silver accents echo a fascinating dusk. Everything starts where it ends.   More sporty pieces layered on kaftans are crafted from silk cadi and the classic tennis knitted vests this time feature silk georgette inserts for a new free-spirited and meaningful effortless approach.

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Rianne's Guide to Optimism
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Rianne's Guide to Optimism

Fashion Zalando has launched the summer campaign 'Activist of Optimism', in which people who stir positivity are in the spotlight. After a year of global lockdowns and restrictions, the campaign aims to celebrate and spread optimism, simply by putting a smile on everyone's face. The campaign encourages people to release their feelings, embrace positivity and have fun. The campaign is brought to life by 11 Activists of Optimism cast on social media. Among them is the Dutch Rianne Meijer. As an established social media influencer who uses her platform to share raw, unfiltered imagery as a refreshing way to challenge false ideals and promote body confidence, Rianne is the perfect #ActivistOfOptimism. To celebrate the campaign, Rianne is creating her own Guide to Optimism on social media, in which she uses photo and video content to give funny tips to stay optimistic in challenging times. Take a look at her Guide to Optimism below.       Don’t be too hard on yourself.   Life can be challenging enough, so be easy on yourself. You’re doing great.     Move your body, every little bit counts.   Even if it’s just a short walk or a stretch, it helps.      Take care of yourself.   You deserve it all. Make sure to take care of yourself as you would another. Selfcare is important.     Don’t take yourself too seriously.   Lighten up! Not everything is that serious.     Let loose. Allow yourself to let loose a little. Dance, scream, sing, do whatever makes you feel good!     https://www.zalando.nl/ Zalando has launched the summer campaign 'Activist of Optimism', in which people who stir positivity are in the spotlight. After a year of global lockdowns and restrictions, the campaign aims to celebrate and spread optimism, simply by putting a smile on everyone's face. The campaign encourages people to release their feelings, embrace positivity and have fun. The campaign is brought to life by 11 Activists of Optimism cast on social media. Among them is the Dutch Rianne Meijer. As an established social media influencer who uses her platform to share raw, unfiltered imagery as a refreshing way to challenge false ideals and promote body confidence, Rianne is the perfect #ActivistOfOptimism. To celebrate the campaign, Rianne is creating her own Guide to Optimism on social media, in which she uses photo and video content to give funny tips to stay optimistic in challenging times. Take a look at her Guide to Optimism below.       Don’t be too hard on yourself.   Life can be challenging enough, so be easy on yourself. You’re doing great.     Move your body, every little bit counts.   Even if it’s just a short walk or a stretch, it helps.      Take care of yourself.   You deserve it all. Make sure to take care of yourself as you would another. Selfcare is important.     Don’t take yourself too seriously.   Lighten up! Not everything is that serious.     Let loose. Allow yourself to let loose a little. Dance, scream, sing, do whatever makes you feel good!     https://www.zalando.nl/

SAINT LAURENT NIGHT TRAIN FALL WINTER 2021 JEAN-PAUL GOUDE ANTHONY VACCARELLO
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SAINT LAURENT NIGHT TRAIN FALL WINTER 2021 JEAN-PAUL GOUDE ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Fashion A whistle blows, announcing the start of a frenzied yet perfectly synchronized routine, dancers moving to the rhythm of an electrifying James Brown’s song.     Art direction : Anthony Vaccarello Director : Jean Paul Goude   « NIGHT TRAIN » Lyrics and music by Oscar Washington, Jimmy Forrest and Lewis Simpkins © 1952 Frederic Music Co.     Talents : Andy Da Veiga Arthur Roussel Brandon Miel Brieuc Le Gall Cindy Emelie Dilen Da Zilva Engil Mickael Enzo Boffa Georges Labbat Hedi Amor Jade Bayonne Jazmon Voss Jordan Boury June Choi Lucie Xiaoyi Mes Lesne Paul Gouven Ronan Lemasson Simon Berthoud Solange Amelye Stessy Emelie Thomas Balevre Thomas Greaux Theo Dardun Lenny Diaw Yacine Keita Konrad Bauer   ysl.com   #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello @jeanpaulgoudeofficial A whistle blows, announcing the start of a frenzied yet perfectly synchronized routine, dancers moving to the rhythm of an electrifying James Brown’s song.     Art direction : Anthony Vaccarello Director : Jean Paul Goude   « NIGHT TRAIN » Lyrics and music by Oscar Washington, Jimmy Forrest and Lewis Simpkins © 1952 Frederic Music Co.     Talents : Andy Da Veiga Arthur Roussel Brandon Miel Brieuc Le Gall Cindy Emelie Dilen Da Zilva Engil Mickael Enzo Boffa Georges Labbat Hedi Amor Jade Bayonne Jazmon Voss Jordan Boury June Choi Lucie Xiaoyi Mes Lesne Paul Gouven Ronan Lemasson Simon Berthoud Solange Amelye Stessy Emelie Thomas Balevre Thomas Greaux Theo Dardun Lenny Diaw Yacine Keita Konrad Bauer   ysl.com   #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello @jeanpaulgoudeofficial

Exclusive editorial by Conor Clinch
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Exclusive editorial by Conor Clinch

Fashion Brand new digital editorial, photographed by Conor Clinch.   An editorial featuring model and disabilities advocate Ryan Zaman and model Sal Taylor.   TEAM CREDITS:  Photographer Conor Clinch @conorclinch Photographers’ 1st assistant Owen Porter @owen_porter_lighting Photographers’ 2nd assistant Billie Stringer @billiejanestr Fashion stylist Jordan Kelsey @jordannkelsey Stylist 1st assistant Nicolo’ Pablo Venerdi Bettiol @nicomao Stylist 2nd assistant Christian Lorenzoni @azazelc Hairstylist Brady Lea @ Premier Hair and Make-up @thebradylea @premierhairandmakeup Make-up artist Pheobe Taylor @phoebetaylormakeup Casting Director Dean Goodman @londondean Set Designer Rory Mullen @rorywmullen Talents: Ryan Zaman @ Tess Management @ryan_zaman @tessmanagement & Sal Taylor @ Storm Management @itsasally @stormmodels Brand new digital editorial, photographed by Conor Clinch.   An editorial featuring model and disabilities advocate Ryan Zaman and model Sal Taylor.   TEAM CREDITS:  Photographer Conor Clinch @conorclinch Photographers’ 1st assistant Owen Porter @owen_porter_lighting Photographers’ 2nd assistant Billie Stringer @billiejanestr Fashion stylist Jordan Kelsey @jordannkelsey Stylist 1st assistant Nicolo’ Pablo Venerdi Bettiol @nicomao Stylist 2nd assistant Christian Lorenzoni @azazelc Hairstylist Brady Lea @ Premier Hair and Make-up @thebradylea @premierhairandmakeup Make-up artist Pheobe Taylor @phoebetaylormakeup Casting Director Dean Goodman @londondean Set Designer Rory Mullen @rorywmullen Talents: Ryan Zaman @ Tess Management @ryan_zaman @tessmanagement & Sal Taylor @ Storm Management @itsasally @stormmodels

Exclusive editorial by Jeremie Monnier
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Exclusive editorial by Jeremie Monnier

Fashion Exclusive new digital editorial, captured by Jeremie Monnier.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photographer Jeremie Monnier  Stylist Victor Vergara Hair Nicolas Philippon Make up Thierry Do Nascimento  Casting Daniel Estévez Model PRECIOUS KEVIN @ Titanium Assistant Photo Louis-Co Andrieu Assistant Styling Ismène Duprat Assistant Make up Yi-Han Jen  Exclusive new digital editorial, captured by Jeremie Monnier.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photographer Jeremie Monnier  Stylist Victor Vergara Hair Nicolas Philippon Make up Thierry Do Nascimento  Casting Daniel Estévez Model PRECIOUS KEVIN @ Titanium Assistant Photo Louis-Co Andrieu Assistant Styling Ismène Duprat Assistant Make up Yi-Han Jen 

Milkshake in conversation with MA’MA QUEEN
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Milkshake in conversation with MA’MA QUEEN

Events Milkshake would be nowhere without the constant inspiration and breathtaking bravery shared and shown in the queer community. For our ten year anniversary, we've portrayed some of our favourite people. These are their stories.     WHAT DRIVES YOU?   The interest for fashion and designing runs in my family. My grandmother worked as a dressmaker and my mom always really enjoyed designing and making clothes for me and our family. When I was just seven years old, my mother gave me a designer kit for my Barbie doll that allowed me to draw outfits for Barbie. I guess you could say that’s where the love for designing started. Later on, in middle school, I started to design and create my own clothes.    My other passion was dancing. I’ve danced a whole bunch of different styles throughout my life; from classical ballet to jazz to modern dance et cetera. When I moved to Arnhem to study fashion design, I got the opportunity to work in a circus. I finished my education in Rotterdam, where I got an internship at an entertainment agency and I expressed my desire to get back on stage. One night was pivotal in my career as a performance: we got a request for two drag performers to join Amanda Lepore. That’s when my drag career started.    Looking back, I think it makes complete sense that I ended up where I am now. It’s not just performing. It’s also the styling, designing, helping people express themselves through costumes. Choosing fashion could have limited me to a cycle of designing, marketing and selling. It’s so thrilling to see the costumes I designed live a life on stage, I think it’s become essential for me in my work. As for my drag performance, it feels like a natural part of me. I’ve always dressed and expressed myself more feminine.      WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO MILKSHAKE?   I believe that it was five or six years ago that I first visited Milkshake. I already knew a bit about the festival and I was very curious about it. Little did I know that Milkshake would become an instant favorite the moment I set foot on the festival site. I loved every single thing about the festival. In the following years, I visited in drag with my drag daughters, worked as a stylist and performer for the Supertoys stage, as a stage host for the Totally Stages and it’s just been so much fun! You have to pay attention to every second because before you know it you’re dancing to the final song at the end of the day. The rush of working backstage, performing, meeting the international community, celebrating with friends; those are the memories we will all cherish for life.      WHAT’S YOUR DREAM FOR OUR COMMUNITY?   That’s a beautiful question. I have so many thoughts and ideas when I try to envision a future for our community. One of the most important things for me is that I don’t want our community to be looked at as this isolated thing. A collection of people that all tick one or more minority boxes. If people keep telling us we’re a minority group, how are we ever going to make the next step in emancipation? For example when people in interviews ask me questions about the hard things or my fears I try to challenge them: ask me about my happy encounters, ask me about the things that strengthen me. Ask me about the things that put a smile on my face.    If you imagine each and every one of us probably have one or two allies in our lives, there’s way more free and open minded people than we think. I think the future is free and those who have a free mindset must be a majority, right? Take Milkshake for example, there’s so many people there who aren’t necessarily a part of the community but who have the right mindset when it comes to freedom and respect. Those people play an important role in our collective future.    As a community, we need to take the lead and show others how they can be themselves. The best way we can teach the world is by being one hundred percent authentic. This way we might show others the limiting mindsets they have been raised with. We all have so much more in common than we can possibly imagine. I think radical freedom can be infectious and I want to use it to strengthen our community from within. We’re not weak. We’re strong.    I want a future where you don’t have to dress up in the toilets of a bar in Amsterdam to go to your favorite festival. I want a future where I can get on a train in any tiny village in this country and feel safe and appreciated. I want a future where no parent has to be worried about the safety of their child. It’s that happy feeling that sticks with you a while after visiting Milkshake: you’d wish that feeling could be around forever.      Credits: Photography & Post Production: Wouter van Gens || Art Director: Marieke Samallo || Styling: Dylan Westerweel || Model: Ma'ma Queen || Chief MUAH: Sebastiaan van der Ham || Make Up: Tom Haegens/ The Countess || Nails: Fleur Hissink || Interview: Maartje Weijers Milkshake would be nowhere without the constant inspiration and breathtaking bravery shared and shown in the queer community. For our ten year anniversary, we've portrayed some of our favourite people. These are their stories.     WHAT DRIVES YOU?   The interest for fashion and designing runs in my family. My grandmother worked as a dressmaker and my mom always really enjoyed designing and making clothes for me and our family. When I was just seven years old, my mother gave me a designer kit for my Barbie doll that allowed me to draw outfits for Barbie. I guess you could say that’s where the love for designing started. Later on, in middle school, I started to design and create my own clothes.    My other passion was dancing. I’ve danced a whole bunch of different styles throughout my life; from classical ballet to jazz to modern dance et cetera. When I moved to Arnhem to study fashion design, I got the opportunity to work in a circus. I finished my education in Rotterdam, where I got an internship at an entertainment agency and I expressed my desire to get back on stage. One night was pivotal in my career as a performance: we got a request for two drag performers to join Amanda Lepore. That’s when my drag career started.    Looking back, I think it makes complete sense that I ended up where I am now. It’s not just performing. It’s also the styling, designing, helping people express themselves through costumes. Choosing fashion could have limited me to a cycle of designing, marketing and selling. It’s so thrilling to see the costumes I designed live a life on stage, I think it’s become essential for me in my work. As for my drag performance, it feels like a natural part of me. I’ve always dressed and expressed myself more feminine.      WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO MILKSHAKE?   I believe that it was five or six years ago that I first visited Milkshake. I already knew a bit about the festival and I was very curious about it. Little did I know that Milkshake would become an instant favorite the moment I set foot on the festival site. I loved every single thing about the festival. In the following years, I visited in drag with my drag daughters, worked as a stylist and performer for the Supertoys stage, as a stage host for the Totally Stages and it’s just been so much fun! You have to pay attention to every second because before you know it you’re dancing to the final song at the end of the day. The rush of working backstage, performing, meeting the international community, celebrating with friends; those are the memories we will all cherish for life.      WHAT’S YOUR DREAM FOR OUR COMMUNITY?   That’s a beautiful question. I have so many thoughts and ideas when I try to envision a future for our community. One of the most important things for me is that I don’t want our community to be looked at as this isolated thing. A collection of people that all tick one or more minority boxes. If people keep telling us we’re a minority group, how are we ever going to make the next step in emancipation? For example when people in interviews ask me questions about the hard things or my fears I try to challenge them: ask me about my happy encounters, ask me about the things that strengthen me. Ask me about the things that put a smile on my face.    If you imagine each and every one of us probably have one or two allies in our lives, there’s way more free and open minded people than we think. I think the future is free and those who have a free mindset must be a majority, right? Take Milkshake for example, there’s so many people there who aren’t necessarily a part of the community but who have the right mindset when it comes to freedom and respect. Those people play an important role in our collective future.    As a community, we need to take the lead and show others how they can be themselves. The best way we can teach the world is by being one hundred percent authentic. This way we might show others the limiting mindsets they have been raised with. We all have so much more in common than we can possibly imagine. I think radical freedom can be infectious and I want to use it to strengthen our community from within. We’re not weak. We’re strong.    I want a future where you don’t have to dress up in the toilets of a bar in Amsterdam to go to your favorite festival. I want a future where I can get on a train in any tiny village in this country and feel safe and appreciated. I want a future where no parent has to be worried about the safety of their child. It’s that happy feeling that sticks with you a while after visiting Milkshake: you’d wish that feeling could be around forever.      Credits: Photography & Post Production: Wouter van Gens || Art Director: Marieke Samallo || Styling: Dylan Westerweel || Model: Ma'ma Queen || Chief MUAH: Sebastiaan van der Ham || Make Up: Tom Haegens/ The Countess || Nails: Fleur Hissink || Interview: Maartje Weijers

Moose Knuckles present "Pack Your Moose"
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Moose Knuckles present "Pack Your Moose"

Fashion The Pack Your Moose collection showcases the brand's newest innovation - packable outerwear. Designed for easy storage and transportation, Pack Your Moose provides a solution for our erratic weather. With Moose Knuckles you will always walk home prepared.      Pack Your Moose is made for unexpected torrential downpours who your local meteorologist forgot to mention. The collection consists of two anoraks for men, two anoraks for women, and one for the kids. Key features include unlined recycled nylon shells, bonded seams, recycled hardware, and integrated pouch pockets with dog clips for easy stowing.      Explore more on their website: https://www.mooseknucklescanada.com The Pack Your Moose collection showcases the brand's newest innovation - packable outerwear. Designed for easy storage and transportation, Pack Your Moose provides a solution for our erratic weather. With Moose Knuckles you will always walk home prepared.      Pack Your Moose is made for unexpected torrential downpours who your local meteorologist forgot to mention. The collection consists of two anoraks for men, two anoraks for women, and one for the kids. Key features include unlined recycled nylon shells, bonded seams, recycled hardware, and integrated pouch pockets with dog clips for easy stowing.      Explore more on their website: https://www.mooseknucklescanada.com

THE DIOR CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION
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THE DIOR CRUISE 2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Dior chose Athens, an exceptional destination – the cradle of Western civilization and of European arts – to present its Cruise 2022 collection. In the heart of the city dedicated to Athena, Maria Grazia Chiuri reinvents her genealogy and tweaks House codes like the peplum. In that spirit, she created her own map of Greece, informed by the personalities and images that nourished her references and poetry, from the works of Giorgio De Chirico to vases decorated with wrestling matches by Alexandre Iolas. Giant silhouettes stand out in close-up on sketches by the artist Pietro Ruffo, or are camouflaged on a selection of sportswear pieces. A series of white trouser suits evoking those worn by Marlene Dietrich structure a lexicon balanced between classicism and freedom: oversized houndstooth becomes Hellenized, the cannage motif takes on new abstractions, a star appears. An alliance of heritage and modernity that – within the iconic Panathenaic Stadium, the setting for the show – reveals a manifesto for a body that more than ever enjoys liberty of movement, performing without constraint. Dior chose Athens, an exceptional destination – the cradle of Western civilization and of European arts – to present its Cruise 2022 collection. In the heart of the city dedicated to Athena, Maria Grazia Chiuri reinvents her genealogy and tweaks House codes like the peplum. In that spirit, she created her own map of Greece, informed by the personalities and images that nourished her references and poetry, from the works of Giorgio De Chirico to vases decorated with wrestling matches by Alexandre Iolas. Giant silhouettes stand out in close-up on sketches by the artist Pietro Ruffo, or are camouflaged on a selection of sportswear pieces. A series of white trouser suits evoking those worn by Marlene Dietrich structure a lexicon balanced between classicism and freedom: oversized houndstooth becomes Hellenized, the cannage motif takes on new abstractions, a star appears. An alliance of heritage and modernity that – within the iconic Panathenaic Stadium, the setting for the show – reveals a manifesto for a body that more than ever enjoys liberty of movement, performing without constraint.

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