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Versace opens a new boutique in Amsterdam
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Versace opens a new boutique in Amsterdam

Fashion Versace is excited to announce the opening of a new store in Amsterdam. The two-floor boutique is located on P.C. Hooftstraat street, the city’s premier luxury shopping destination.     Crafted from white Venus marble, the imposing façade reflects the brand’s timeless glamour. Interiors encompass Versace’s pursuit of only the highest quality materials with custom-created eucalyptus wood flooring covered with plush blue and gold carpets. Marble displays are complemented with golden metal construction – acting as an overarching element that connects the various spaces, giving off a clear sense of continuity. The ceiling is enriched with sculptural Medusa accents in a celebration of brand heritage.     Inaugurated on July 17th, 2020, the 170 square meter boutique showcases a curated selection of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories.     Versace is excited to announce the opening of a new store in Amsterdam. The two-floor boutique is located on P.C. Hooftstraat street, the city’s premier luxury shopping destination.     Crafted from white Venus marble, the imposing façade reflects the brand’s timeless glamour. Interiors encompass Versace’s pursuit of only the highest quality materials with custom-created eucalyptus wood flooring covered with plush blue and gold carpets. Marble displays are complemented with golden metal construction – acting as an overarching element that connects the various spaces, giving off a clear sense of continuity. The ceiling is enriched with sculptural Medusa accents in a celebration of brand heritage.     Inaugurated on July 17th, 2020, the 170 square meter boutique showcases a curated selection of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories.    

THE DIOR CHEZ MOI CAPSULE COLLECTION
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THE DIOR CHEZ MOI CAPSULE COLLECTION

Fashion Dior presents its first capsule collection entirely dedicated to loungewear, baptized Dior Chez Moi. Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri during the confinement period, the creations celebrate the art of living at home in style. For this new line, Pietro Ruffo, a Roman artist dear to the Creative Director, redesigned his emblematic zodiac motifs – a tribute to the superstitious nature of Monsieur Dior – as a world map linking sky and earth, continents and constellations, flora and fauna. Alongside a revisited version of the toile de Jouy, one of the House’s hallmark codes, his sketches sublimate precious pajama sets, delicate bathrobes and snug ponchos – irresistible, timeless pieces that can also be worn outside. An invitation to refinement and the gentle way of life, signed Dior. Dior presents its first capsule collection entirely dedicated to loungewear, baptized Dior Chez Moi. Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri during the confinement period, the creations celebrate the art of living at home in style. For this new line, Pietro Ruffo, a Roman artist dear to the Creative Director, redesigned his emblematic zodiac motifs – a tribute to the superstitious nature of Monsieur Dior – as a world map linking sky and earth, continents and constellations, flora and fauna. Alongside a revisited version of the toile de Jouy, one of the House’s hallmark codes, his sketches sublimate precious pajama sets, delicate bathrobes and snug ponchos – irresistible, timeless pieces that can also be worn outside. An invitation to refinement and the gentle way of life, signed Dior.

GUCCI PRESENTS GUCCIFEST ONLINE 16 - 22 NOVEMBER OUVERTURE OF SOMETHING THAT NEVER ENDED
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GUCCI PRESENTS GUCCIFEST ONLINE 16 - 22 NOVEMBER OUVERTURE OF SOMETHING THAT NEVER ENDED

Fashion Which new horizons do arise when fashion leaves its comfort zone? What life do clothes get when they stop walking down the catwalk? What kind of stories can they draw in the space of existence? What happens to them when the runway spotlights fade out? These are the questions that come to my mind in a present that is uncertain, but pregnant with premonitions. Precious and crucial questions, urging me to reframe the creative horizons of my work and to reconfigure the meaning of my doing. Above all, they push me towards a radical experimentation able to pursue new languages and uncommon expressive platforms.     Following this impetus, I decided to make an episodic film. It was a reckless leap for me, though necessary. Because I needed a vehicle to inject myself into life, to depict it from the inside. A life that apparently flows in a trivial way but, unfolding, it reveals unexpected epiphanies. A stream of tiny accidental events and delicate relations that challenge the sense-making and give shape to our being. A constellation of details where the infinitely small, the shy eyes that lower, the unsaid word and the swish of a dress dance together to be saved.     To get into this life, to succeed in telling it through and through, I needed a magnifying glass to extol its movements and silences. I needed an extreme narrative dilation to sing everydayness and its magic footprints. I also needed a suspended time to spy on its flow. The idea of different episodes fitted my needs: windows from which I could look over the never drowsy miracle of our breaths.     To create a more accurate observation, I looked and longed for a travel companion, Gus. We chose each other for the affinity of our gaze, for the care we both take in creating inclusive narrations. What I love about Gus is his rebel and brazen attitude, his ability to portray the road and the side, his transversal visionaries and his delicacy. Together we tried to write an ode to that mysterious organism that life is: a sacred enigma that connects the impalpable with the visible, a trembling becoming made of a little nothing that rages.     To stick to the web of fortuities that pollinate this trembling becoming, we decided to take a further risk. We tried to dissolve the rhetorical illusion that each story is necessarily made of a signifying and oriented sequence of events. In our film, there is no story which is anchored to a readable direction. The plot is just an accident that breaks the linear and progressive character of time. It’s the overture of something that never ended.     Little events, considered ordinary and common, blend together and give the opportunity to awaken a world of interpretative possibilities for those who observe. Little wild detonations of sense. In this respect, the film does not want to assert. There is no proclamation. No declaration. But evocation instead. There is no such thing as an ultimate and final meaning, because that would end up in reducing the sensible to the intelligible. It would mean to betray that marvelous and endless overabundance of sense that we all carry along with us. After all, that is where the enchantment of life lies: in the infinite variety of its possibilities.     Alessandro Which new horizons do arise when fashion leaves its comfort zone? What life do clothes get when they stop walking down the catwalk? What kind of stories can they draw in the space of existence? What happens to them when the runway spotlights fade out? These are the questions that come to my mind in a present that is uncertain, but pregnant with premonitions. Precious and crucial questions, urging me to reframe the creative horizons of my work and to reconfigure the meaning of my doing. Above all, they push me towards a radical experimentation able to pursue new languages and uncommon expressive platforms.     Following this impetus, I decided to make an episodic film. It was a reckless leap for me, though necessary. Because I needed a vehicle to inject myself into life, to depict it from the inside. A life that apparently flows in a trivial way but, unfolding, it reveals unexpected epiphanies. A stream of tiny accidental events and delicate relations that challenge the sense-making and give shape to our being. A constellation of details where the infinitely small, the shy eyes that lower, the unsaid word and the swish of a dress dance together to be saved.     To get into this life, to succeed in telling it through and through, I needed a magnifying glass to extol its movements and silences. I needed an extreme narrative dilation to sing everydayness and its magic footprints. I also needed a suspended time to spy on its flow. The idea of different episodes fitted my needs: windows from which I could look over the never drowsy miracle of our breaths.     To create a more accurate observation, I looked and longed for a travel companion, Gus. We chose each other for the affinity of our gaze, for the care we both take in creating inclusive narrations. What I love about Gus is his rebel and brazen attitude, his ability to portray the road and the side, his transversal visionaries and his delicacy. Together we tried to write an ode to that mysterious organism that life is: a sacred enigma that connects the impalpable with the visible, a trembling becoming made of a little nothing that rages.     To stick to the web of fortuities that pollinate this trembling becoming, we decided to take a further risk. We tried to dissolve the rhetorical illusion that each story is necessarily made of a signifying and oriented sequence of events. In our film, there is no story which is anchored to a readable direction. The plot is just an accident that breaks the linear and progressive character of time. It’s the overture of something that never ended.     Little events, considered ordinary and common, blend together and give the opportunity to awaken a world of interpretative possibilities for those who observe. Little wild detonations of sense. In this respect, the film does not want to assert. There is no proclamation. No declaration. But evocation instead. There is no such thing as an ultimate and final meaning, because that would end up in reducing the sensible to the intelligible. It would mean to betray that marvelous and endless overabundance of sense that we all carry along with us. After all, that is where the enchantment of life lies: in the infinite variety of its possibilities.     Alessandro

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MOSCOT BRINGS OVER 100 YEARS OF DOWNTOWN DNA TO THE DUTCH MARKING THE BRAND’S 16TH OPTICAL FLAGSHIP
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MOSCOT BRINGS OVER 100 YEARS OF DOWNTOWN DNA TO THE DUTCH MARKING THE BRAND’S 16TH OPTICAL FLAGSHIP

Accessories MOSCOT, the iconic, 105-year-old family owned, New York City eyewear institution announces the opening of its first brick-and-mortar shop in Amsterdam. The new outpost willoccupy a quaint but visible corner in the historic canal district of “The Nine Streets”. The full-service optical shop at Berenstraat 40 is set to open to the community on November 10th, 2020.     The company brings over 100 years of optical expertise and its signature old-world charm including authentic tchotchkes and vintage artifacts from the family archives, tin ceilings made in New York, and custom built “fan-do-lier” light fixtures that bring a dose of downtown DNA to the Dutch capital.     “While 2020 has been a year of unprecedented events across the globe and in our family’s 105 years in business, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring a piece of downtown NYC history to Amsterdam,” says Dr. Harvey Moscot, 4th Generation & CEO. He adds, “Amsterdam is a vibrant city full ofcreative, independent thinkers and we look forward to sharing the MOSCOT story in a meaningful way.”     Filled with shops full of character, MOSCOT’s new home in the Canal Belt of Amsterdam complementsthe brand’s outposts around the globe. Located near many museums and historic landmarks, MOSCOT Amsterdam will be available to both tourists and locals alike looking to explore the heart of the city’sbest shopping hub.     MOSCOT currently operates 15 shops worldwide, including locations in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Seoul, Tokyo, Paris, and Milan. MOSCOT, the iconic, 105-year-old family owned, New York City eyewear institution announces the opening of its first brick-and-mortar shop in Amsterdam. The new outpost willoccupy a quaint but visible corner in the historic canal district of “The Nine Streets”. The full-service optical shop at Berenstraat 40 is set to open to the community on November 10th, 2020.     The company brings over 100 years of optical expertise and its signature old-world charm including authentic tchotchkes and vintage artifacts from the family archives, tin ceilings made in New York, and custom built “fan-do-lier” light fixtures that bring a dose of downtown DNA to the Dutch capital.     “While 2020 has been a year of unprecedented events across the globe and in our family’s 105 years in business, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring a piece of downtown NYC history to Amsterdam,” says Dr. Harvey Moscot, 4th Generation & CEO. He adds, “Amsterdam is a vibrant city full ofcreative, independent thinkers and we look forward to sharing the MOSCOT story in a meaningful way.”     Filled with shops full of character, MOSCOT’s new home in the Canal Belt of Amsterdam complementsthe brand’s outposts around the globe. Located near many museums and historic landmarks, MOSCOT Amsterdam will be available to both tourists and locals alike looking to explore the heart of the city’sbest shopping hub.     MOSCOT currently operates 15 shops worldwide, including locations in New York City, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Seoul, Tokyo, Paris, and Milan.

ARKET is dressing up for the season ahead
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ARKET is dressing up for the season ahead

Fashion A certain etiquette has traditionally ruled the way we dress for festive occasions. At ARKET, bending and adapting these rules to fit a modern lifestyle is part of the brand. This year, given the uncertainty surrounding parties and celebrations as we know them, breaking the formal-wear rulebook is more relevant than ever. For the season ahead, ARKET has rounded up their favourite festive details with an invitation to invent your own rules – and to dress up, even if no one is watching.     Over-the-knee lengths result in playful silhouettes, even more so when combined with over-the-knee boots. Heels, as a part of formal attire, are absolutely optional in modern etiquette. A pair of flat-soled boots will also easily elevate a clean-cut dress. For a lively touch, unexpected details are added; like a velvet hair bow or opt for decorative trims such as broderie anglaise, scalloped edges, and tie collars.     The ARKET version of the party dress code includes refined mid-sized bags that do not compromise on functionality so that you can enjoy day-to-night. Mini bags in boldly-coloured renderings are another easy-to-wear accessory with a festive spin found in the range.     The collection is available in all ARKET stores and online. Prices range from €17 to €350. A certain etiquette has traditionally ruled the way we dress for festive occasions. At ARKET, bending and adapting these rules to fit a modern lifestyle is part of the brand. This year, given the uncertainty surrounding parties and celebrations as we know them, breaking the formal-wear rulebook is more relevant than ever. For the season ahead, ARKET has rounded up their favourite festive details with an invitation to invent your own rules – and to dress up, even if no one is watching.     Over-the-knee lengths result in playful silhouettes, even more so when combined with over-the-knee boots. Heels, as a part of formal attire, are absolutely optional in modern etiquette. A pair of flat-soled boots will also easily elevate a clean-cut dress. For a lively touch, unexpected details are added; like a velvet hair bow or opt for decorative trims such as broderie anglaise, scalloped edges, and tie collars.     The ARKET version of the party dress code includes refined mid-sized bags that do not compromise on functionality so that you can enjoy day-to-night. Mini bags in boldly-coloured renderings are another easy-to-wear accessory with a festive spin found in the range.     The collection is available in all ARKET stores and online. Prices range from €17 to €350.

Giorgio Armani Neve for Autumn/Winter 2020/21
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Giorgio Armani Neve for Autumn/Winter 2020/21

Fashion Giorgio Armani Neve is a selection of pieces and accessories specially designed for winter holidays in the mountains. This sophisticated range of outerwear and athletic apparel reflects the principles of natural elegance and refinement that underlie the Armani aesthetic.     For Autumn/Winter 2020/21, the collection offers ski suits in velvet and technical fabric, for both men and women. For après-ski, the men’s line features jackets paired with comfortable cargo trousers and sophisticated mohair wool and cashmere knitwear.     The women’s wardrobe is composed of slim-fit trousers, outerwear and knitwear embellished with stone appliqués, embroidered details and rhinestone stars that create surprising touches of light. The clean palette of black, dark blue and white is mixed up with pinstriped designs reminiscent of formal wear, creating an unexpected contrast. The range is rounded off with hats, scarves, gloves and boots for both men and women. Giorgio Armani Neve is a collection dedicated to enthusiasts of high-altitude sports, and to all those who love to spend their winter holidays in the mountains, without ever sacrificing elegance and sophistication.     On sale in select Giorgio Armani stores and online from November. Giorgio Armani Neve is a selection of pieces and accessories specially designed for winter holidays in the mountains. This sophisticated range of outerwear and athletic apparel reflects the principles of natural elegance and refinement that underlie the Armani aesthetic.     For Autumn/Winter 2020/21, the collection offers ski suits in velvet and technical fabric, for both men and women. For après-ski, the men’s line features jackets paired with comfortable cargo trousers and sophisticated mohair wool and cashmere knitwear.     The women’s wardrobe is composed of slim-fit trousers, outerwear and knitwear embellished with stone appliqués, embroidered details and rhinestone stars that create surprising touches of light. The clean palette of black, dark blue and white is mixed up with pinstriped designs reminiscent of formal wear, creating an unexpected contrast. The range is rounded off with hats, scarves, gloves and boots for both men and women. Giorgio Armani Neve is a collection dedicated to enthusiasts of high-altitude sports, and to all those who love to spend their winter holidays in the mountains, without ever sacrificing elegance and sophistication.     On sale in select Giorgio Armani stores and online from November.

Louis Vuitton's “Game On” collection
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Louis Vuitton's “Game On” collection

Accessories Fashion is a game. Presented during Louis Vuitton’s 2021 Cruise Collection by Artistic Director of Women’s Collections Nicolas Ghesquière, Game On sees creative freedom playing with canvas and lines mingling between the Monogram flowers and four suits of a card deck. French actor and Louis Vuitton ambassador Léa Seydoux embodies this new collection and jumps into a fantasy illusion where clubs bloom, spades pierce, diamonds sparkle, and the almighty heart reigns. Through a transversal collection, Game On plays its ace on the House’s most iconic pieces including leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.     Game On Canvas sees the Monogram reinterpreted on a black or white background with contrasting colours of bright blue and poppy red - a tiny heart replaces the House’s signature blossom. Here, the Petite Malle and Vanity PM in black and white make for an eye-catching statement. The geometric Square bag in white leather with a golden chain ups the ante.     The Dauphine, Speedy, Neverfull, and Keepall in Game On Monogram are adorned with enlarged suits of cards, giant hearts and blossoms in vivid red, blue, pink and purple, paired with golden hardware. A pair of Archlight trainers in white with leather trimmings sport a bright red heart, perfect to pair with the Paname bags duo. The queen of hearts, the Monogram Heart bag, stands true to its name as the first ever heart shaped bag. Raising the stakes, Capucines BB in white Taurillon leather and the Twist in white Epi leather complete this game of illusion.     A royal flush, the collection expresses a particular art of living that keeps the trunk-making heritage alive. It’s the symbolism of a deck of cards, he traveller’s loyal companion, endless entertainment that cultivates togetherness. Game On is a lighthearted adventure in which all of the House’s spheres of expertise play a role, driven by passionate craftsmanship, their winning hand.     Already available in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide.   Fashion is a game. Presented during Louis Vuitton’s 2021 Cruise Collection by Artistic Director of Women’s Collections Nicolas Ghesquière, Game On sees creative freedom playing with canvas and lines mingling between the Monogram flowers and four suits of a card deck. French actor and Louis Vuitton ambassador Léa Seydoux embodies this new collection and jumps into a fantasy illusion where clubs bloom, spades pierce, diamonds sparkle, and the almighty heart reigns. Through a transversal collection, Game On plays its ace on the House’s most iconic pieces including leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.     Game On Canvas sees the Monogram reinterpreted on a black or white background with contrasting colours of bright blue and poppy red - a tiny heart replaces the House’s signature blossom. Here, the Petite Malle and Vanity PM in black and white make for an eye-catching statement. The geometric Square bag in white leather with a golden chain ups the ante.     The Dauphine, Speedy, Neverfull, and Keepall in Game On Monogram are adorned with enlarged suits of cards, giant hearts and blossoms in vivid red, blue, pink and purple, paired with golden hardware. A pair of Archlight trainers in white with leather trimmings sport a bright red heart, perfect to pair with the Paname bags duo. The queen of hearts, the Monogram Heart bag, stands true to its name as the first ever heart shaped bag. Raising the stakes, Capucines BB in white Taurillon leather and the Twist in white Epi leather complete this game of illusion.     A royal flush, the collection expresses a particular art of living that keeps the trunk-making heritage alive. It’s the symbolism of a deck of cards, he traveller’s loyal companion, endless entertainment that cultivates togetherness. Game On is a lighthearted adventure in which all of the House’s spheres of expertise play a role, driven by passionate craftsmanship, their winning hand.     Already available in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide.  

FENTY releases four new shoes to round off your fall/winter looks
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FENTY releases four new shoes to round off your fall/winter looks

Accessories FENTY releases four new shoes to round off your fall/winter looks. Designed by Amina Muaddi, this shoe drop introduces four irresistible new designs to satisfy the most ardent of shoe fans. Available on FENTY.com   “I wanted to create footwear that represented the muse and the brand: strong, but refined and feminine” – Amina Muaddi     Selling out in record time, Muaddi’s summer collection for FENTY introduced a new inverted stiletto heel and delicate woven structures around the foot – statement features which carry through to the new designs. For the 11-20 fall release, she presents a pump, a sling back and two sandals, including a variation on last season’s best-selling Caged In sandal. Kicking off the collection is the Corset Pump, a modern take on the classically sexy stiletto, designed for the female gaze. Known for her use of pop materials to create glass-slipper-like shoes, Muaddi brings in a glossy, transparent PVC for the first colorway of the design in Electric Blue. With a pointy toe and accentuated heel, Corset Pump builds on last season’s theme of braiding in PVC laces threaded through eyelets across the foot, tying up at the ankle. Corset Pump is also available in Coco White leather with a metallic silver stiletto. Elevating everyday looks with effortless glamour, the second style, Don’t be Square, is a square-toed sling-back pump made from soft, rippling leather. Available in Ivory, the Don’t be Square has a chic, subtle design, aesthetically comparable to last season’s wearable Meshy Mule.     The showstopping third style, Ribbon Ropes, is a shiny stiletto sandal in Candy Pink or Jet Black. Structured satin ribbons and delicate crystal-embellished straps weave across the foot, curling up around the ankle to the mid-calf.     Finally, we return to where we started: the seductive Caged-In sandals. Originally designed in summery Candy Pink and Coco White, the Caged In returns in fall colors Electric Blue, Coco White, Jet Black and Crystal Black with the same caged structure of woven leather straps running all the way from the toe to the top of the calf.     Four new design, in four colors, the 11-20 Amina Muaddi collection is available now at FENTY.com and from November 14th on farfetch.com and levelshoes.com FENTY releases four new shoes to round off your fall/winter looks. Designed by Amina Muaddi, this shoe drop introduces four irresistible new designs to satisfy the most ardent of shoe fans. Available on FENTY.com   “I wanted to create footwear that represented the muse and the brand: strong, but refined and feminine” – Amina Muaddi     Selling out in record time, Muaddi’s summer collection for FENTY introduced a new inverted stiletto heel and delicate woven structures around the foot – statement features which carry through to the new designs. For the 11-20 fall release, she presents a pump, a sling back and two sandals, including a variation on last season’s best-selling Caged In sandal. Kicking off the collection is the Corset Pump, a modern take on the classically sexy stiletto, designed for the female gaze. Known for her use of pop materials to create glass-slipper-like shoes, Muaddi brings in a glossy, transparent PVC for the first colorway of the design in Electric Blue. With a pointy toe and accentuated heel, Corset Pump builds on last season’s theme of braiding in PVC laces threaded through eyelets across the foot, tying up at the ankle. Corset Pump is also available in Coco White leather with a metallic silver stiletto. Elevating everyday looks with effortless glamour, the second style, Don’t be Square, is a square-toed sling-back pump made from soft, rippling leather. Available in Ivory, the Don’t be Square has a chic, subtle design, aesthetically comparable to last season’s wearable Meshy Mule.     The showstopping third style, Ribbon Ropes, is a shiny stiletto sandal in Candy Pink or Jet Black. Structured satin ribbons and delicate crystal-embellished straps weave across the foot, curling up around the ankle to the mid-calf.     Finally, we return to where we started: the seductive Caged-In sandals. Originally designed in summery Candy Pink and Coco White, the Caged In returns in fall colors Electric Blue, Coco White, Jet Black and Crystal Black with the same caged structure of woven leather straps running all the way from the toe to the top of the calf.     Four new design, in four colors, the 11-20 Amina Muaddi collection is available now at FENTY.com and from November 14th on farfetch.com and levelshoes.com

FENDI Lays the Foundation Stone of FENDI Factory
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FENDI Lays the Foundation Stone of FENDI Factory

Culture FENDI lays the foundation stone of FENDI Factory, its new pole of excellence located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside in Bagno a Ripoli, close to Florence, highlighting the Maison’s continuous commitment towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility.     To mark the importance of this milestone for the Roman luxury house, Serge Brunschwig, Chairman and CEO, planted a tree on the construction site: a Turkey oak, a symbol across different cultures of virtus, dignity and courage. In particular, the Turkey oak tree plays a key role in the Fendi Factory project, celebrating the local biodiversity of the area.     Covering a land surface of 8 hectares, FENDI Factory, which has been designed by Milan-based architecture firm Piuarch, will occupy a 13,000-square-meter area formerly housing the Fornace Brunelleschi kiln. FENDI kicked off the works in the area in August 2018 to clear and prepare the construction site.     “Italy is synonymous with tradition, history, beauty and above all excellence. We embrace the opportunity to invest in the Made in Italy and to sublimate the core values of craftsmanship, artisanal savoir-faire and the power of handcrafting. Expertise and experimentation are all elements that support our marketing and company culture and at FENDI we believe that keeping and transmitting this level of tradition is fundamental for the coming generations. We are very proud of our roots, of this new chapter in Bagno a Ripoli, offering our teams a sustainable and caring working environment, “states Serge Brunschwig, FENDI Chairman and CEO.     Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, FENDI Factory will feature a series of buildings connected with squares and stairs that, located at different levels, will be harmoniously integrated into the natural conformation of the Tuscan hillside. With plenty of sunlight filtering through the large glass walls, the functional and efficient manufacturing plant will offer a healthy workplace, where artisans will be able to express their skills and creativity at their best. Designed to guarantee unparalleled efficiency, FENDI’s new plant, including a range of manufacturing areas, offices and warehouses, will feature rational spaces enabling an easy circulation of people and goods.   “The start of the works of the new FENDI Factory production facility in Bagno a Ripoli witnesses the importance of the development agreements promoted by the MiSE, which aims at supporting our companies in the process of technological transformation, while protecting both the skills of our workers and the reconversion of existing plants in the territories in which they are located”, states the Minister of Economic Development, Stefano Patuanelli. “Encouraging investments in training, research and development is in fact one of the pillars – adds Patuanelli – of the strategy that the MiSE is carrying out, also through the 4.0 Transition plan. Historic fashion brands like FENDI represent Italian excellence in the world. The contribution of this sector to economic growth and to the presence of Italy in international markets is strategic, just as it is fundamental to support the authenticity and craftsmanship of their productions. The challenge for our productive fabric is to combine Made in Italy with innovation, technology with digitalization, skilfully merging the old and the new know-how, ancient manual skills and 4.0 training, always with an attentive eye to environmental sustainability”, concludes the Minister.   “Our bond with FENDI is strong and rooted and we are proud to have co-financed the national program that today consolidates a historic brand, relaunches growth prospects and gives us the reconversion of an historical industrial site like the former Fornace Brunelleschi," declares Eugenio Giani, President of the Toscana region. “We are proud –of the development agreement that unblocked the Mise resources, focused on leather goods and on the use of innovative technologies, and that opens a season of new employment with the prospect of doubling jobs.”   “FENDI’s new site represents a news of absolute impact for the Metropolitan City of Florence and beyond, because it combines the recovery of the former Fornace Brunelleschi and the spaces of the area with technological and employment development, doubling, as a matter of fact, the number of employees. It is a great project that, on the other hand, finds support and further increase in expectation precisely because it can pride of operating in the ‘Greater Florance’”, says Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence.     “The start of the construction works of the new FENDI facility at Capannuccia is, today, a wave of hope for the future in such a complex moment,” asserts Francesco Casini, Mayor of Bagno a Ripoli. “It’s a new demonstration of how Bagno a Ripoli is a territory of opportunities for those who want to realize quality investments and of how in Florence and Tuscany one can do, and do well, with rapid and definite times, a virtuous collaboration between private and public sectors. Once again, with this intervention, the road to sustainable development is taken, allowing one of the leading groups in the fashion industry to have a new production plant immersed in the beauty of Chianti, looking to Florence, with a remarkable and very important impact on the economy and employment of the entire Tuscan and Florentine territory. And all of this without consuming a new soil, yet recovering an abandoned, degraded and squatted industrial site, that for a long time has represented an environmental emergency, thus transforming a critical problem into an extraordinary opportunity.”   In keeping with the Roman luxury house’s continuous commitment towards sustainability, FENDI Factory has complied so as to aiming at the prestigious LEED Platinum certification. Both the perimeter and interior walls will be made of glass, enabling the sunlight to filter and offering employees serene views of the Tuscan countryside and of the impeccably designed courtyards presenting local varieties of plants and flowers. Enabling the new FENDI site to blend in with the environment, the external walls of the different building will match glass with a natural mix of soil and concrete in a signature earthy tone reflecting the color shades of the Tuscan hillside and celebrating the ancient tradition of the site.   In addition, FENDI has created a public park in the same area, opposite the kindergarten, featuring playgrounds, wide benches and following the same approach of biodiversity of the FENDI Factory landscape, with native plant species and some areas dedicated to the growth of plants to have as natural an effect as possible.     FENDI Factory is set to inaugurate in 2022. FENDI lays the foundation stone of FENDI Factory, its new pole of excellence located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside in Bagno a Ripoli, close to Florence, highlighting the Maison’s continuous commitment towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility.     To mark the importance of this milestone for the Roman luxury house, Serge Brunschwig, Chairman and CEO, planted a tree on the construction site: a Turkey oak, a symbol across different cultures of virtus, dignity and courage. In particular, the Turkey oak tree plays a key role in the Fendi Factory project, celebrating the local biodiversity of the area.     Covering a land surface of 8 hectares, FENDI Factory, which has been designed by Milan-based architecture firm Piuarch, will occupy a 13,000-square-meter area formerly housing the Fornace Brunelleschi kiln. FENDI kicked off the works in the area in August 2018 to clear and prepare the construction site.     “Italy is synonymous with tradition, history, beauty and above all excellence. We embrace the opportunity to invest in the Made in Italy and to sublimate the core values of craftsmanship, artisanal savoir-faire and the power of handcrafting. Expertise and experimentation are all elements that support our marketing and company culture and at FENDI we believe that keeping and transmitting this level of tradition is fundamental for the coming generations. We are very proud of our roots, of this new chapter in Bagno a Ripoli, offering our teams a sustainable and caring working environment, “states Serge Brunschwig, FENDI Chairman and CEO.     Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces, FENDI Factory will feature a series of buildings connected with squares and stairs that, located at different levels, will be harmoniously integrated into the natural conformation of the Tuscan hillside. With plenty of sunlight filtering through the large glass walls, the functional and efficient manufacturing plant will offer a healthy workplace, where artisans will be able to express their skills and creativity at their best. Designed to guarantee unparalleled efficiency, FENDI’s new plant, including a range of manufacturing areas, offices and warehouses, will feature rational spaces enabling an easy circulation of people and goods.   “The start of the works of the new FENDI Factory production facility in Bagno a Ripoli witnesses the importance of the development agreements promoted by the MiSE, which aims at supporting our companies in the process of technological transformation, while protecting both the skills of our workers and the reconversion of existing plants in the territories in which they are located”, states the Minister of Economic Development, Stefano Patuanelli. “Encouraging investments in training, research and development is in fact one of the pillars – adds Patuanelli – of the strategy that the MiSE is carrying out, also through the 4.0 Transition plan. Historic fashion brands like FENDI represent Italian excellence in the world. The contribution of this sector to economic growth and to the presence of Italy in international markets is strategic, just as it is fundamental to support the authenticity and craftsmanship of their productions. The challenge for our productive fabric is to combine Made in Italy with innovation, technology with digitalization, skilfully merging the old and the new know-how, ancient manual skills and 4.0 training, always with an attentive eye to environmental sustainability”, concludes the Minister.   “Our bond with FENDI is strong and rooted and we are proud to have co-financed the national program that today consolidates a historic brand, relaunches growth prospects and gives us the reconversion of an historical industrial site like the former Fornace Brunelleschi," declares Eugenio Giani, President of the Toscana region. “We are proud –of the development agreement that unblocked the Mise resources, focused on leather goods and on the use of innovative technologies, and that opens a season of new employment with the prospect of doubling jobs.”   “FENDI’s new site represents a news of absolute impact for the Metropolitan City of Florence and beyond, because it combines the recovery of the former Fornace Brunelleschi and the spaces of the area with technological and employment development, doubling, as a matter of fact, the number of employees. It is a great project that, on the other hand, finds support and further increase in expectation precisely because it can pride of operating in the ‘Greater Florance’”, says Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence.     “The start of the construction works of the new FENDI facility at Capannuccia is, today, a wave of hope for the future in such a complex moment,” asserts Francesco Casini, Mayor of Bagno a Ripoli. “It’s a new demonstration of how Bagno a Ripoli is a territory of opportunities for those who want to realize quality investments and of how in Florence and Tuscany one can do, and do well, with rapid and definite times, a virtuous collaboration between private and public sectors. Once again, with this intervention, the road to sustainable development is taken, allowing one of the leading groups in the fashion industry to have a new production plant immersed in the beauty of Chianti, looking to Florence, with a remarkable and very important impact on the economy and employment of the entire Tuscan and Florentine territory. And all of this without consuming a new soil, yet recovering an abandoned, degraded and squatted industrial site, that for a long time has represented an environmental emergency, thus transforming a critical problem into an extraordinary opportunity.”   In keeping with the Roman luxury house’s continuous commitment towards sustainability, FENDI Factory has complied so as to aiming at the prestigious LEED Platinum certification. Both the perimeter and interior walls will be made of glass, enabling the sunlight to filter and offering employees serene views of the Tuscan countryside and of the impeccably designed courtyards presenting local varieties of plants and flowers. Enabling the new FENDI site to blend in with the environment, the external walls of the different building will match glass with a natural mix of soil and concrete in a signature earthy tone reflecting the color shades of the Tuscan hillside and celebrating the ancient tradition of the site.   In addition, FENDI has created a public park in the same area, opposite the kindergarten, featuring playgrounds, wide benches and following the same approach of biodiversity of the FENDI Factory landscape, with native plant species and some areas dedicated to the growth of plants to have as natural an effect as possible.     FENDI Factory is set to inaugurate in 2022.

MR PORTER AND BRIONI LAUNCH AN EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION
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MR PORTER AND BRIONI LAUNCH AN EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION

Fashion MR PORTER, the award-winning global online retail destination for men’s style, and Italian luxury label Brioni are pleased to partner and launch an exclusive 19-piece capsule collection available only at MR PORTER from 9 November.   The exclusive capsule collection will feature a range of ready-to-wear, including impeccably tailored suits and exceptional leather outwear, designed with the house’s elevated and timeless approach to menswear and manufactured by its highly skilled master tailors. Standout pieces include a black full-grain leather overshirt, a teal double-breasted silk-twill coat, the handcrafted Virgilio black satin-trimmed silk-blend jacquard tuxedo and a brown wool and cashmere-blend cardigan.   MR PORTER will celebrate the launch with an editorial story in The Journal along with a dedicated social campaign onMR PORTER’s Instagram channel, @mrporterlive.     MR PORTER, the award-winning global online retail destination for men’s style, and Italian luxury label Brioni are pleased to partner and launch an exclusive 19-piece capsule collection available only at MR PORTER from 9 November.   The exclusive capsule collection will feature a range of ready-to-wear, including impeccably tailored suits and exceptional leather outwear, designed with the house’s elevated and timeless approach to menswear and manufactured by its highly skilled master tailors. Standout pieces include a black full-grain leather overshirt, a teal double-breasted silk-twill coat, the handcrafted Virgilio black satin-trimmed silk-blend jacquard tuxedo and a brown wool and cashmere-blend cardigan.   MR PORTER will celebrate the launch with an editorial story in The Journal along with a dedicated social campaign onMR PORTER’s Instagram channel, @mrporterlive.    

Alexander McQueen presents womenswear for Pre Spring 2021
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Alexander McQueen presents womenswear for Pre Spring 2021

Fashion This collection was designed during lockdown. It is made predominantly out of stock fabric: over-printed, over-dyed - renewed.       alexandermcqueen.com This collection was designed during lockdown. It is made predominantly out of stock fabric: over-printed, over-dyed - renewed.       alexandermcqueen.com

Exclusive editorial by Bryan Torres
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Exclusive editorial by Bryan Torres

Fashion Exclusive digital editorial by Bryan Torres.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photo BRYAN TORRES  Styling FRANCISCO UGARTE Grooming REGINA KHANIPOVA Model TAKFARINES BENGANA at UNO MODELS Exclusive digital editorial by Bryan Torres.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photo BRYAN TORRES  Styling FRANCISCO UGARTE Grooming REGINA KHANIPOVA Model TAKFARINES BENGANA at UNO MODELS

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