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CHANEL Fall & Winter 2020-2021
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CHANEL Fall & Winter 2020-2021

Fashion Week “A very simple, very pure momentum. Romanticism but without any flourishes. Emotions but without any frills,” explains Virginie Viard. “Movement, air... For the runway show, no frame. I don’t like framing.” Freedom, energy, desire for the absolute. Gabrielle Chanel - always - whose racehorse was called ‘Romantica’, the film Les Biches by Chabrol for his Parisiennes who are as feminine as they are amazones, and a photo of Karl Lagerfeld wearing a striped suit with riding boots.   For this CHANEL Fall-Winter 2020/21 Ready-to-Wear collection, “almost no dresses, just casaques (jockey silks). Jodhpurs that open over seven-league boots, a nod to those belonging to Karl. For the first time there are press studs on the suits for a more lively gesture,” continues Virginie Viard. Lots of black and white. Just a few touches of pale green and the emblematic pink of the House. A softness. An outline, punctured with imposing jewellery.   “I love CHANEL so much, this collection could only be a new ode.”   #CHANELFallWinter “A very simple, very pure momentum. Romanticism but without any flourishes. Emotions but without any frills,” explains Virginie Viard. “Movement, air... For the runway show, no frame. I don’t like framing.” Freedom, energy, desire for the absolute. Gabrielle Chanel - always - whose racehorse was called ‘Romantica’, the film Les Biches by Chabrol for his Parisiennes who are as feminine as they are amazones, and a photo of Karl Lagerfeld wearing a striped suit with riding boots.   For this CHANEL Fall-Winter 2020/21 Ready-to-Wear collection, “almost no dresses, just casaques (jockey silks). Jodhpurs that open over seven-league boots, a nod to those belonging to Karl. For the first time there are press studs on the suits for a more lively gesture,” continues Virginie Viard. Lots of black and white. Just a few touches of pale green and the emblematic pink of the House. A softness. An outline, punctured with imposing jewellery.   “I love CHANEL so much, this collection could only be a new ode.”   #CHANELFallWinter

GUCCI releases Eyewear campaign for Spring & Summer
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GUCCI releases Eyewear campaign for Spring & Summer

Accessories For its new Spring Summer eyewear advertising campaign, Gucci moved to the Amoeba Music Hollywood store in Los Angeles to pay homage to that staple of American ‘80s teen movies, the record and VHS rental store.Creative Director Alessandro Michele mines the colourful neon-lit setting of this archetypal hangout for youth culture to showcase the spirit of individuality. In this new campaign, the browsing customers suggest many narratives, and in their attitude of proud freedom speak of Gucci’s desire to encourage self-expression.   Chinese actress and brand ambassador Ni Ni stars once again in theHouse eyewear advertisingcampaign, and is joined for the second time by Kai, the South Korean singer, actor and dancer, member of the EXO boy band, and global male ambassador for Gucci eyewear.Models Delphi McNicol, Azu Nwogu and Jana Jonckheere also appear in the campaign. Shot by cult filmmaker and photographer Harmony Korine, the campaign presents candid portraits – in still and moving images – of individuals or couples within the rich setting of the record store with its stacks and shelves of vinyl, tapes, CDs and videos. The emphasis is on close-up crops that bring the eyewear to the fore – both Gucci optical glasses and sunglasses – while the busy and vibrant background, alive with pop-culture graphics, suggests the energy and excitement of the retro music scene. The film also pays homage to those days when the local record shop or video exchange would be a social nexus, with the narrative plot showing customers meeting up in the store and trying on the glasses, while browsing the tapes and CDs. more on gucci.com             Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher SimmondsPhotographer/Director: Harmony Korine Styling: Jonathan Kaye Hair Stylist: Alex BrownsellMake Up: Thomas de Kluyver and Gao Jian For its new Spring Summer eyewear advertising campaign, Gucci moved to the Amoeba Music Hollywood store in Los Angeles to pay homage to that staple of American ‘80s teen movies, the record and VHS rental store.Creative Director Alessandro Michele mines the colourful neon-lit setting of this archetypal hangout for youth culture to showcase the spirit of individuality. In this new campaign, the browsing customers suggest many narratives, and in their attitude of proud freedom speak of Gucci’s desire to encourage self-expression.   Chinese actress and brand ambassador Ni Ni stars once again in theHouse eyewear advertisingcampaign, and is joined for the second time by Kai, the South Korean singer, actor and dancer, member of the EXO boy band, and global male ambassador for Gucci eyewear.Models Delphi McNicol, Azu Nwogu and Jana Jonckheere also appear in the campaign. Shot by cult filmmaker and photographer Harmony Korine, the campaign presents candid portraits – in still and moving images – of individuals or couples within the rich setting of the record store with its stacks and shelves of vinyl, tapes, CDs and videos. The emphasis is on close-up crops that bring the eyewear to the fore – both Gucci optical glasses and sunglasses – while the busy and vibrant background, alive with pop-culture graphics, suggests the energy and excitement of the retro music scene. The film also pays homage to those days when the local record shop or video exchange would be a social nexus, with the narrative plot showing customers meeting up in the store and trying on the glasses, while browsing the tapes and CDs. more on gucci.com             Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher SimmondsPhotographer/Director: Harmony Korine Styling: Jonathan Kaye Hair Stylist: Alex BrownsellMake Up: Thomas de Kluyver and Gao Jian

Lacoste Fall & Winter 2020-2021
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Lacoste Fall & Winter 2020-2021

Fashion Week Held at the Tennis Club de Paris, the Lacoste Autumn Winter 2020 runway show is the third act in creative director Louise Trotter’s intimate dialogue with the bold spirit of René Lacoste. A powerhouse on and off the tennis court, René’s unrelenting thirst for excellence, his dedication and verve was matched by none other than his wife Simone Thion de la Chaume – herself a champion golfer. Together, they reflected the very definition of a sporting power couple. Today Louise Trotter celebrates the harmonies in their contrasts, and the beautiful ricochet of references between her sport and his. By applying modern technology to the sartorial aplomb of a century ago, a fresh sense of sportif style rises to the fore. Future classics are imbued with the timeless élan of Lacoste’s French heritage.    Designed for elegance and performance - at leisure or play - the collection exudes a consummate and athletic ease. Lacoste green and navy are joined by clay court browns, spearmint, sky blue, candy pink, orange, lemon and tan, in a lively palette that recalls our collective memories of weekend tournaments, friendly matches, and the off-duty uniforms of the sporting elite. Comfort and ease is the luxury of today: bringing the focus closer to the body, sports blazers and trousers are tailored in technical jersey and shell knits and brushed pullovers play with the structures and scale of Prince de Galles, houndstooth and Vichy checks. Pulled from the lexicon of French pop culture, the Lacoste crocodile peeks out from jacket linings and a pastel all-over print, as tennis skirts in Japanese jersey are worn with racket and club print silk blouses, and boxy polo styles feature chunky knit collars, contrast plackets and leather trims.    Protective outerwear is revisited - the trench, duffel, car coat and hooded vareuse anorak are finished in sleek pairings of bonded jersey neoprene, soft alpaca or checked double face piped with leather, thermal topstitching, or archive ‘framis’ taping. Straight from the 1980s, the original T-Clip sneaker is updated in contrast pastel shades, whilst brogued golf lanyards and caddy bags are a tongue-in-cheek nod to Simone Lacoste’s lifelong talent.    Designed by René Lacoste, the original L1212 polo is elevated in a double-knit mercerized cotton. Premiering at the Autumn Winter 2020 fashion show, it is featured in a fly poster campaign at the Tennis Club de Paris worn by the season’s runway cast and photographed by Quentin De Briey. Held at the Tennis Club de Paris, the Lacoste Autumn Winter 2020 runway show is the third act in creative director Louise Trotter’s intimate dialogue with the bold spirit of René Lacoste. A powerhouse on and off the tennis court, René’s unrelenting thirst for excellence, his dedication and verve was matched by none other than his wife Simone Thion de la Chaume – herself a champion golfer. Together, they reflected the very definition of a sporting power couple. Today Louise Trotter celebrates the harmonies in their contrasts, and the beautiful ricochet of references between her sport and his. By applying modern technology to the sartorial aplomb of a century ago, a fresh sense of sportif style rises to the fore. Future classics are imbued with the timeless élan of Lacoste’s French heritage.    Designed for elegance and performance - at leisure or play - the collection exudes a consummate and athletic ease. Lacoste green and navy are joined by clay court browns, spearmint, sky blue, candy pink, orange, lemon and tan, in a lively palette that recalls our collective memories of weekend tournaments, friendly matches, and the off-duty uniforms of the sporting elite. Comfort and ease is the luxury of today: bringing the focus closer to the body, sports blazers and trousers are tailored in technical jersey and shell knits and brushed pullovers play with the structures and scale of Prince de Galles, houndstooth and Vichy checks. Pulled from the lexicon of French pop culture, the Lacoste crocodile peeks out from jacket linings and a pastel all-over print, as tennis skirts in Japanese jersey are worn with racket and club print silk blouses, and boxy polo styles feature chunky knit collars, contrast plackets and leather trims.    Protective outerwear is revisited - the trench, duffel, car coat and hooded vareuse anorak are finished in sleek pairings of bonded jersey neoprene, soft alpaca or checked double face piped with leather, thermal topstitching, or archive ‘framis’ taping. Straight from the 1980s, the original T-Clip sneaker is updated in contrast pastel shades, whilst brogued golf lanyards and caddy bags are a tongue-in-cheek nod to Simone Lacoste’s lifelong talent.    Designed by René Lacoste, the original L1212 polo is elevated in a double-knit mercerized cotton. Premiering at the Autumn Winter 2020 fashion show, it is featured in a fly poster campaign at the Tennis Club de Paris worn by the season’s runway cast and photographed by Quentin De Briey.

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Louis Vuitton Fall & Winter 2020-2021
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Louis Vuitton Fall & Winter 2020-2021

Fashion Week Collisions of time. What if all of the innumerable eras that nourish fashion could come together in the here and now? And what if, in the present moment, we could confront history with contemporary freedoms, staged for the pure pleasure of fashion? A clash of styles, unexpected pairings, subverted functions... Dressing without protocol. Going from old to new and from unprecedented to patrimonial. Anachronism becomes an attitude. Testing one’s agility with respect to a wardrobe. This collection is like a sartorial tune-up in which personality takes precedence: everyone can pen their own history. The 200 characters in the historic grandstand are the work of Milena Canonero, Stanley Kubrick’s Designer of Costumes, who worked on “A Clockwork Orange”, “Barry Lyndon” and “The Shining”. Some 200 characters range from the 15th century to 1950. The music was composed by Woodkid and Bryce Dessner. The piece’s title, “Three Hundred and Twenty”, refers to the number of years between the various movements referenced in a baroque composition injected with minimalistic, repetitive musical verses. It resurrects Nicolas de Grigny, a contemporary of Bach who never won the recognition of his peers, and never played at the Louvre. In fitting with this clashing of times, today – centuries later – we are listening to Nicolas de Grigny at the Louvre. Collisions of time. What if all of the innumerable eras that nourish fashion could come together in the here and now? And what if, in the present moment, we could confront history with contemporary freedoms, staged for the pure pleasure of fashion? A clash of styles, unexpected pairings, subverted functions... Dressing without protocol. Going from old to new and from unprecedented to patrimonial. Anachronism becomes an attitude. Testing one’s agility with respect to a wardrobe. This collection is like a sartorial tune-up in which personality takes precedence: everyone can pen their own history. The 200 characters in the historic grandstand are the work of Milena Canonero, Stanley Kubrick’s Designer of Costumes, who worked on “A Clockwork Orange”, “Barry Lyndon” and “The Shining”. Some 200 characters range from the 15th century to 1950. The music was composed by Woodkid and Bryce Dessner. The piece’s title, “Three Hundred and Twenty”, refers to the number of years between the various movements referenced in a baroque composition injected with minimalistic, repetitive musical verses. It resurrects Nicolas de Grigny, a contemporary of Bach who never won the recognition of his peers, and never played at the Louvre. In fitting with this clashing of times, today – centuries later – we are listening to Nicolas de Grigny at the Louvre.

Givenchy Fall & Winter 2020 women's ready to wear collection
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Givenchy Fall & Winter 2020 women's ready to wear collection

Fashion Week “My work is my body, my body is my work” – Helena Almeida The body language of powerful women intimates mysterious expressions of sensuality. It provokes a chain reaction and stirs a symphony of characters. Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the Givenchy collection for Autumn Winter 2020 carries a silver screen allure: harking back to the imperfect beauty of an elusive arthouse heroine. From the actress’ sultry gaze to the bodily gestures of human sculpture, lines are drawn between the gritty heyday of French cinema and musings on performance art. The collection punctuates Givenchy’s sartorial canon with a distinctly graphic story in a Mod palette blocked out in black, white and cherry red, tobacco, carnelian and cobalt. Raw cut and collaged fabrics liberate masterful volumes with an untamed elegance, as shirred blouses and knife-pleated shifts are bonded with mulberry silk crêpe, and pagoda shoulder cape and coat styles are cut in fine double-faced Melton. Tailoring is languid: high-waist flares piped with contrast tones, peak lapel blazers, and a reversible duster coat lined in smooth leather. Sculpted knits and plush faux furs hug the body in shadowy folds. Riffing on the apostrophe, the stripe and the square, patterns and embroideries adorn mid-century shapes in cascading pleats and embroideries, from liquid silver sequins to showers of plumage, tinsel, tassels and bugle beading. The Autumn Winter 2020 accessories collection sees a slim wedge or sandal laced up the ankle, and the Haute Couture ‘ombrelle’ hat return in soft felt. Articulated mobile pendants and pearls hang as body jewels. Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the GV3 returns in glossy spazzolato leather or tri-colour suede, and the Antigona Soft bagappears in its signature colors, wrapped in archive print silk foulards or inflated as a zipped and pleated pouch. more on givenchy.com   “My work is my body, my body is my work” – Helena Almeida The body language of powerful women intimates mysterious expressions of sensuality. It provokes a chain reaction and stirs a symphony of characters. Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the Givenchy collection for Autumn Winter 2020 carries a silver screen allure: harking back to the imperfect beauty of an elusive arthouse heroine. From the actress’ sultry gaze to the bodily gestures of human sculpture, lines are drawn between the gritty heyday of French cinema and musings on performance art. The collection punctuates Givenchy’s sartorial canon with a distinctly graphic story in a Mod palette blocked out in black, white and cherry red, tobacco, carnelian and cobalt. Raw cut and collaged fabrics liberate masterful volumes with an untamed elegance, as shirred blouses and knife-pleated shifts are bonded with mulberry silk crêpe, and pagoda shoulder cape and coat styles are cut in fine double-faced Melton. Tailoring is languid: high-waist flares piped with contrast tones, peak lapel blazers, and a reversible duster coat lined in smooth leather. Sculpted knits and plush faux furs hug the body in shadowy folds. Riffing on the apostrophe, the stripe and the square, patterns and embroideries adorn mid-century shapes in cascading pleats and embroideries, from liquid silver sequins to showers of plumage, tinsel, tassels and bugle beading. The Autumn Winter 2020 accessories collection sees a slim wedge or sandal laced up the ankle, and the Haute Couture ‘ombrelle’ hat return in soft felt. Articulated mobile pendants and pearls hang as body jewels. Designed by Clare Waight Keller, the GV3 returns in glossy spazzolato leather or tri-colour suede, and the Antigona Soft bagappears in its signature colors, wrapped in archive print silk foulards or inflated as a zipped and pleated pouch. more on givenchy.com  

Givenchy presents "ID93" handbag
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Givenchy presents "ID93" handbag

Accessories The House of Givenchy presents the “ID93” handbag, a style Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller presented on the spring-summer 2020 runway to complement the soft attitude and oversized volumes of her silhouettes. Named for the era defined by minimalism and flowing shapes, the ID93 draws on the essence of the Spring collection. Bandana details borrowed from runway looks blend with sensual, tactile shapes, giving this handbag distinctive character and texture. The ID93 features a supple construction with knot details, cousu retourné straps that are twisted, braided and stitched by hand, and a 2G signature enveloped in ultra-soft calf leather, complemented on some styles by theseason’s key natural material, hand-woven raffia. A subtle losange composition and a Givenchy chain motif rendered in precise perforations on leather, or as diagonal embroidery on raffia, further underscore its refinement. Consummate style and multiple functionalities mingle on three variations of the ID93, each with a roomy, zipped main compartment. The streamlined Crossbody comes with an adjustable strap, while the Medium and Large styles feature a zipped main compartment flanked on either side by open side pockets, plus two interchangeable shoulder straps — one hand-twisted and the other flat. Lastly, an elongated leather pull gives the ID93 extra practicality and an air of easy nonchalance. Retail prices for the ID93 range from 1,490 euros for the Crossbody style to 1,790 euros (Medium) and 2,450 euros (Large). The Givenchy ID93 bag will be launched in selected stores in February 2020.  More on givenchy.com The House of Givenchy presents the “ID93” handbag, a style Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller presented on the spring-summer 2020 runway to complement the soft attitude and oversized volumes of her silhouettes. Named for the era defined by minimalism and flowing shapes, the ID93 draws on the essence of the Spring collection. Bandana details borrowed from runway looks blend with sensual, tactile shapes, giving this handbag distinctive character and texture. The ID93 features a supple construction with knot details, cousu retourné straps that are twisted, braided and stitched by hand, and a 2G signature enveloped in ultra-soft calf leather, complemented on some styles by theseason’s key natural material, hand-woven raffia. A subtle losange composition and a Givenchy chain motif rendered in precise perforations on leather, or as diagonal embroidery on raffia, further underscore its refinement. Consummate style and multiple functionalities mingle on three variations of the ID93, each with a roomy, zipped main compartment. The streamlined Crossbody comes with an adjustable strap, while the Medium and Large styles feature a zipped main compartment flanked on either side by open side pockets, plus two interchangeable shoulder straps — one hand-twisted and the other flat. Lastly, an elongated leather pull gives the ID93 extra practicality and an air of easy nonchalance. Retail prices for the ID93 range from 1,490 euros for the Crossbody style to 1,790 euros (Medium) and 2,450 euros (Large). The Givenchy ID93 bag will be launched in selected stores in February 2020.  More on givenchy.com

Givenchy launches the "Bond" shopper for men
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Givenchy launches the "Bond" shopper for men

Accessories For Summer 2020, the House of Givenchy expands on its oversized women’s shopper, the Bond, with a line designed specially to fit the lifestyles of men on the move. Named for both its stud buttons as well as for the contents it holds together, the Bond was directly inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s own travel-intensive lifestyle. Now revisited with a masculine flair — with fresh pops of colored “Givenchy” lettering and trim, and with strings or chain details on selected styles — the Bond melds seamlessly with a Summer men’s collection designed for ease of movement and an urban sensibility. In addition to a fresh version of the original shopper, a selection of shapes — from a practical belt bag to crossbody styles, backpacks and a duffle version — makes it easy to find the perfect Bond for every setting. The expanded Givenchy Bond collection will launch in selected stores worldwide on February 15th, 2020. Prices: from 990 euros for the Bond belt bag to 2190 euros for the Bond duffle. More on givenchy.com For Summer 2020, the House of Givenchy expands on its oversized women’s shopper, the Bond, with a line designed specially to fit the lifestyles of men on the move. Named for both its stud buttons as well as for the contents it holds together, the Bond was directly inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s own travel-intensive lifestyle. Now revisited with a masculine flair — with fresh pops of colored “Givenchy” lettering and trim, and with strings or chain details on selected styles — the Bond melds seamlessly with a Summer men’s collection designed for ease of movement and an urban sensibility. In addition to a fresh version of the original shopper, a selection of shapes — from a practical belt bag to crossbody styles, backpacks and a duffle version — makes it easy to find the perfect Bond for every setting. The expanded Givenchy Bond collection will launch in selected stores worldwide on February 15th, 2020. Prices: from 990 euros for the Bond belt bag to 2190 euros for the Bond duffle. More on givenchy.com

Diesel upcycling for 55DSL
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Diesel upcycling for 55DSL

Fashion Week DIESEL is proud to announce DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR, a new series of collections that address the need for more environmentally respectful practices in the fashion industry.   DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR is the first major initiative aligned with DIESEL’s For Responsible Livingstrategy, which focuses on a commitment to a more sustainable future, including the regular use of upcycling in production and adapting to a changing world. The strategy is based on four key pillars: Be The Alternative, Stand For The Planet, Celebrate Individuality andPromote Integrity.   Upcycling and creative reuse is the process of ‘transforming existing products, waste material and deadstock into new products’. It reduces the consumption of raw materials, as well as decreasing energy use, air and water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions - essentially, it is the creation of something new, by using what we have already.    The brand will appoint different designers and creative minds for every new DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR collection. The aim is to showcase how upcycling can be interpreted through the creativity of the different designers and explore the endless possibilities of upcycling.    The first collection in the DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR series kicks off with a throwback partner: 55DSL. In a past forwardreinterpretation, inspiration was drawn from DIESEL’s iconic heritage denim to create a colorful, sporty aesthetic. Deadstock, archive pieces and prototypes were reworked to create a completely reimagined limited-edition product run.    DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR 55DSL takes bold dashes of color, tie-dye treatments, usage of mineral dyes, mixed materials and overlapping logos to create a fresh and bright summer lineup of only 5055 pieces, with a strong denim focus on account of DIESEL’s heritage.    Transparency is key for this collection. That’s why each piece of the DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR 55DSL has a QR code that can be scanned, directing the purchaser to a landing page that will detail the making of the garment, with a photographic timelineof all the processes used.    The capsule collection  was presented on February 22, 2020, during Milan Fashion Week. In a made now, buy nowformat, the collection will be shown in a classroom-esque live performance, with seamstresses making live pieces of the collection in front of the audience. Music will be a strong component of the experience, during which the mechanical sounds of upcycling will be played by artists, creating music through the reuse of objects.    DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR 55DSL is available from today on diesel.com, in select DIESEL flagship stores and in a network of select retailers worldwide. DIESEL is proud to announce DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR, a new series of collections that address the need for more environmentally respectful practices in the fashion industry.   DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR is the first major initiative aligned with DIESEL’s For Responsible Livingstrategy, which focuses on a commitment to a more sustainable future, including the regular use of upcycling in production and adapting to a changing world. The strategy is based on four key pillars: Be The Alternative, Stand For The Planet, Celebrate Individuality andPromote Integrity.   Upcycling and creative reuse is the process of ‘transforming existing products, waste material and deadstock into new products’. It reduces the consumption of raw materials, as well as decreasing energy use, air and water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions - essentially, it is the creation of something new, by using what we have already.    The brand will appoint different designers and creative minds for every new DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR collection. The aim is to showcase how upcycling can be interpreted through the creativity of the different designers and explore the endless possibilities of upcycling.    The first collection in the DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR series kicks off with a throwback partner: 55DSL. In a past forwardreinterpretation, inspiration was drawn from DIESEL’s iconic heritage denim to create a colorful, sporty aesthetic. Deadstock, archive pieces and prototypes were reworked to create a completely reimagined limited-edition product run.    DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR 55DSL takes bold dashes of color, tie-dye treatments, usage of mineral dyes, mixed materials and overlapping logos to create a fresh and bright summer lineup of only 5055 pieces, with a strong denim focus on account of DIESEL’s heritage.    Transparency is key for this collection. That’s why each piece of the DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR 55DSL has a QR code that can be scanned, directing the purchaser to a landing page that will detail the making of the garment, with a photographic timelineof all the processes used.    The capsule collection  was presented on February 22, 2020, during Milan Fashion Week. In a made now, buy nowformat, the collection will be shown in a classroom-esque live performance, with seamstresses making live pieces of the collection in front of the audience. Music will be a strong component of the experience, during which the mechanical sounds of upcycling will be played by artists, creating music through the reuse of objects.    DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR 55DSL is available from today on diesel.com, in select DIESEL flagship stores and in a network of select retailers worldwide.

FENDI Fall and Winter 2020-2021
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FENDI Fall and Winter 2020-2021

Fashion Week Sometimes it’s beneath the prettiest façades that the deepest truths lie. Through the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Collection, creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi delves into the dual personalities of la donna FENDI, charting the idiosyncrasies of her potent femininity. The subversive concept of ‘soft power’ emerges – from the boudoir to the boardroom, an expression of all things ladylike charged with emotion and ritual. Polarities of colour and texture prescribe smooth concrete greys and warm neutrals against a flush of pastels and a sunny FENDI yellow. Structure and softness dominate, asserting an illicit balance between strict austerity and sensuous abandon.    Emerging through offbeat contrasts and elegant monochromy, a heady mix of cashmere, fur, leather and lace become the pillars of this season’s FENDI wardrobe. Tailoring and outerwear is built around a nipped waist; flared officer’s coats, burnished perfectos and high-octane blazers are boned through the bodice with shoulders that plane to a flat point or drop into a Juliet sleeve. Voluptuous shapes unfurl into cozy loopback sweaters, a bonded leather accordion skirt and bibbed organdie blouses – countering the strict line of a nurse’s collar, men’s shirt stripes or corset detailing in quilted satin and felt. Revisiting animalia, a paisley of leopard spots appears in brushed wool tailoring and intarsia fur, whilst ornamentation arrives in a swathe of fringed beads or the neon shock of apricot Chantilly lace. Provocative yet restrained, a daring education from FENDI’s femme fatale is the order of the day.    The FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Accessories Collection exemplifies this season’s boudoir themes, as padded lambskin ‘brace’ booties and satin ‘suspender’ pumps elicit vampish airs.  In three sizes, a new accordion-frame Peekaboo bag opens in a deep ‘smile’ to reveal interchangeable inside pockets in smooth leather and precious skins. It appears also dipped in gold leather fringes or traced with appliqué lacework and beaded tassels. The iconic Baguette bag in handknit wool is joined leather shopper bags and charms inspired by vintage FENDI packaging, returning from the last Men’s Collection.   In collaboration with the London-based accessories brand Chaos designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces and small accessories offer a luxurious alternative to everyday storage. No device is left uncovered, from woven gold mesh smart phone pouches to a perforated ‘FF’ minaudière, smart earphones and smart watch keychains. Leather straps, zipper lanyards and chain-link bracelets sport an assortment of alphabet charms, gilded lighters and a discreet shot glass set. A scribble pen earring functions on paper and tablets alike.   The FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 runway show features a live soundtrack by SONOIO, an electronic music project by Italian musician Alessandro Cortini, touring keyboardist of the internationally acclaimed industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails. more on Fendi.com Sometimes it’s beneath the prettiest façades that the deepest truths lie. Through the FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Collection, creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi delves into the dual personalities of la donna FENDI, charting the idiosyncrasies of her potent femininity. The subversive concept of ‘soft power’ emerges – from the boudoir to the boardroom, an expression of all things ladylike charged with emotion and ritual. Polarities of colour and texture prescribe smooth concrete greys and warm neutrals against a flush of pastels and a sunny FENDI yellow. Structure and softness dominate, asserting an illicit balance between strict austerity and sensuous abandon.    Emerging through offbeat contrasts and elegant monochromy, a heady mix of cashmere, fur, leather and lace become the pillars of this season’s FENDI wardrobe. Tailoring and outerwear is built around a nipped waist; flared officer’s coats, burnished perfectos and high-octane blazers are boned through the bodice with shoulders that plane to a flat point or drop into a Juliet sleeve. Voluptuous shapes unfurl into cozy loopback sweaters, a bonded leather accordion skirt and bibbed organdie blouses – countering the strict line of a nurse’s collar, men’s shirt stripes or corset detailing in quilted satin and felt. Revisiting animalia, a paisley of leopard spots appears in brushed wool tailoring and intarsia fur, whilst ornamentation arrives in a swathe of fringed beads or the neon shock of apricot Chantilly lace. Provocative yet restrained, a daring education from FENDI’s femme fatale is the order of the day.    The FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-2021 Accessories Collection exemplifies this season’s boudoir themes, as padded lambskin ‘brace’ booties and satin ‘suspender’ pumps elicit vampish airs.  In three sizes, a new accordion-frame Peekaboo bag opens in a deep ‘smile’ to reveal interchangeable inside pockets in smooth leather and precious skins. It appears also dipped in gold leather fringes or traced with appliqué lacework and beaded tassels. The iconic Baguette bag in handknit wool is joined leather shopper bags and charms inspired by vintage FENDI packaging, returning from the last Men’s Collection.   In collaboration with the London-based accessories brand Chaos designed by Charlotte Stockdale and Katie Lyall, a series of ‘tech jewellery’ pieces and small accessories offer a luxurious alternative to everyday storage. No device is left uncovered, from woven gold mesh smart phone pouches to a perforated ‘FF’ minaudière, smart earphones and smart watch keychains. Leather straps, zipper lanyards and chain-link bracelets sport an assortment of alphabet charms, gilded lighters and a discreet shot glass set. A scribble pen earring functions on paper and tablets alike.   The FENDI Women’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 runway show features a live soundtrack by SONOIO, an electronic music project by Italian musician Alessandro Cortini, touring keyboardist of the internationally acclaimed industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails. more on Fendi.com

BOSS Fall & Winter 2020 backstage
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BOSS Fall & Winter 2020 backstage

Fashion Week This season, BOSS celebrates a new generation. In a future-focused show at Milan Fashion Week today, models stepped onto the runway to showcase designs for men and women that seamlessly merge the established codes of the house with a spirit of continual innovation. Ultra-modern tailoring, elevated outerwear, and fluid jersey pieces come together in acollection named “Generations”, which reworks and restyles BOSS icons to reveal anew contemporary aesthetic. Bringing together decades of tailoring expertise with a bold, agenda-setting approach, the designs are created for BOSS men and women of every age, background and walk of life. In a lilac-colored show space at Social Music City, models including Mona Tougaard, Rebekka Longendyke, Jakob Zimny, Kiki Willems, Alvar Schulten, Fran Summers, Serigne Lam, Adut Akech, Toyosi Diya, Olli Heinimaki. Doutzen Kroes, Maartje Verhoef, Jun, Sarah Dahl, Serge Sergeev, Ruiqui Jiang, Jonas Glöer, Bingbing Liu, Rachel Marx, Ning Jinyi, Ilja Sizov, Abby Champion, Jeranimo van Russel, Juliane Gruner, Julian Felix, Sebastien Bednarek, Felice Noordhoff, Khadim Sock, Irina Shayk, Meng Yu Qi, Efraim, He Cong, Sol Goss, Jacob Lepp, Hannah Motler, Erik Rasmusson, Valerie Scherzinger, Lulu Tenney, Mateusz Chmielewski, Dee Glover, Cynthia Arrebola, Leon Dame, Denise Ascuet, Kohei Takabatake, Sacha Quenby, Maike Inga, Delta van Mele, Lara Mullen, Tang He, Tae Min Park, Aivita Muze, Jiri Fejtek, Clea Beuret, Cyrielle Lalande, Alec Pollentier, Hiandra Martinez, Cara Taylor, Alpha Dia, Freek Iven, Ajok Madel, Cherif Douamba, Peter Dupont, Josefine Lynderup, Ba Ruijie, Achenrin Madit, Sora Choi, Jay Taylor, Bella Hadid, Malick   Bodian, Vittoria Ceretti and Braien Vaiksaar walked an oval catwalk to the sounds of a live orchestra. The musicians performed a piece entitled “Down to Earth”, composedby Henri Scars Struck, at a show attended by over 600 guests, including Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, Madelaine Petsch, Miguel Bernardeau, Aitana Ocaña, Toni Garrn, Alex Pettyfer, Amber Valletta, Cameron Dallas, Tommy Dorfman, Todd Gurley, Amy Jackson, Keith Powers, Cindy Bruna, S. Pri Noir in BOSS, Caro Daur, Xenia Adonts, Leonie Hanne, Gala Gonzalez, Johannes Huebl, Carlo Sestini, Marc Forne, Diletta Bonaiuti, Linda Tol, Yoyo Chao, Kit Butler, Andrea Faccio, Erica Boldrin, Kim Cam Jones, Venice Min, Yuwei Zhangzou, Ricky Kwok, Tamara Kalinic, Lisa Hahnbück, Aylin Freund, Mandy Bork, Ann-Kathrin Götze, Guido Milani, Sophia Roe, Emili Sindlev and Mads Emil. The collection illustrates how the brand’s suiting heritage is more relevant than everbefore, with sharp silhouettes in new fabrications and colors paving the way forward for tailoring in the 2020s. A striking organic pattern features in multiple forms across coats, tailoring, leather, dresses, and accessories. The embroidered pieces are expertly crafted in Germany, a reflection of the longstanding BOSS dedication to hand workmanship. Outerwear is relaxed and oversized, while impeccably cut jersey dresses, skirts, and tops skim over the body. Hand-woven leather, flowing fringes, and glossy, bonded fabrics with digital prints all add depth and detail. Vivid red and coral accent a fall-inspired palette of browns, creams, grays, and black, while a fresh shade of lilac offers the perfect counterpart to these warm hues. A new approach to color blocking brings three and four colors together in many looks, evolving the monochrome aesthetic of previous seasons. This season’s new bags and shoes are offered in luxurious materials and finishes, with square-toe stretch fabric boots for her, and utility-inspired cross-body bags for him as highlights. Completing the picture, eyewear and jewelry in the show colors offer the perfect finish to this inspirational and forward-looking collection. This season, BOSS celebrates a new generation. In a future-focused show at Milan Fashion Week today, models stepped onto the runway to showcase designs for men and women that seamlessly merge the established codes of the house with a spirit of continual innovation. Ultra-modern tailoring, elevated outerwear, and fluid jersey pieces come together in acollection named “Generations”, which reworks and restyles BOSS icons to reveal anew contemporary aesthetic. Bringing together decades of tailoring expertise with a bold, agenda-setting approach, the designs are created for BOSS men and women of every age, background and walk of life. In a lilac-colored show space at Social Music City, models including Mona Tougaard, Rebekka Longendyke, Jakob Zimny, Kiki Willems, Alvar Schulten, Fran Summers, Serigne Lam, Adut Akech, Toyosi Diya, Olli Heinimaki. Doutzen Kroes, Maartje Verhoef, Jun, Sarah Dahl, Serge Sergeev, Ruiqui Jiang, Jonas Glöer, Bingbing Liu, Rachel Marx, Ning Jinyi, Ilja Sizov, Abby Champion, Jeranimo van Russel, Juliane Gruner, Julian Felix, Sebastien Bednarek, Felice Noordhoff, Khadim Sock, Irina Shayk, Meng Yu Qi, Efraim, He Cong, Sol Goss, Jacob Lepp, Hannah Motler, Erik Rasmusson, Valerie Scherzinger, Lulu Tenney, Mateusz Chmielewski, Dee Glover, Cynthia Arrebola, Leon Dame, Denise Ascuet, Kohei Takabatake, Sacha Quenby, Maike Inga, Delta van Mele, Lara Mullen, Tang He, Tae Min Park, Aivita Muze, Jiri Fejtek, Clea Beuret, Cyrielle Lalande, Alec Pollentier, Hiandra Martinez, Cara Taylor, Alpha Dia, Freek Iven, Ajok Madel, Cherif Douamba, Peter Dupont, Josefine Lynderup, Ba Ruijie, Achenrin Madit, Sora Choi, Jay Taylor, Bella Hadid, Malick   Bodian, Vittoria Ceretti and Braien Vaiksaar walked an oval catwalk to the sounds of a live orchestra. The musicians performed a piece entitled “Down to Earth”, composedby Henri Scars Struck, at a show attended by over 600 guests, including Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, Madelaine Petsch, Miguel Bernardeau, Aitana Ocaña, Toni Garrn, Alex Pettyfer, Amber Valletta, Cameron Dallas, Tommy Dorfman, Todd Gurley, Amy Jackson, Keith Powers, Cindy Bruna, S. Pri Noir in BOSS, Caro Daur, Xenia Adonts, Leonie Hanne, Gala Gonzalez, Johannes Huebl, Carlo Sestini, Marc Forne, Diletta Bonaiuti, Linda Tol, Yoyo Chao, Kit Butler, Andrea Faccio, Erica Boldrin, Kim Cam Jones, Venice Min, Yuwei Zhangzou, Ricky Kwok, Tamara Kalinic, Lisa Hahnbück, Aylin Freund, Mandy Bork, Ann-Kathrin Götze, Guido Milani, Sophia Roe, Emili Sindlev and Mads Emil. The collection illustrates how the brand’s suiting heritage is more relevant than everbefore, with sharp silhouettes in new fabrications and colors paving the way forward for tailoring in the 2020s. A striking organic pattern features in multiple forms across coats, tailoring, leather, dresses, and accessories. The embroidered pieces are expertly crafted in Germany, a reflection of the longstanding BOSS dedication to hand workmanship. Outerwear is relaxed and oversized, while impeccably cut jersey dresses, skirts, and tops skim over the body. Hand-woven leather, flowing fringes, and glossy, bonded fabrics with digital prints all add depth and detail. Vivid red and coral accent a fall-inspired palette of browns, creams, grays, and black, while a fresh shade of lilac offers the perfect counterpart to these warm hues. A new approach to color blocking brings three and four colors together in many looks, evolving the monochrome aesthetic of previous seasons. This season’s new bags and shoes are offered in luxurious materials and finishes, with square-toe stretch fabric boots for her, and utility-inspired cross-body bags for him as highlights. Completing the picture, eyewear and jewelry in the show colors offer the perfect finish to this inspirational and forward-looking collection.

BOSS Spring & Summer exclusive backstage
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BOSS Spring & Summer exclusive backstage

Fashion Week Exclusive backstage of BOSS collection shown in Milan. photographed by Luisa Pagani Exclusive backstage of BOSS collection shown in Milan. photographed by Luisa Pagani

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