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Exclusive editorial "Rites of Passage" by Tre Koch
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Exclusive editorial "Rites of Passage" by Tre Koch

Fashion Exclusive digital editorial by Tre Koch.   Team credits: Photographer Tré Koch @ go-see (@trekoch) Model Adam Zammit @ storm models (@adamezammit) Styling Vy Nguyen (@ynvynyty) Styling Assistant Adah Kelleher-Roulston (shopfear) Hair Georgia Ramman using Davines and Oribe (@georgiaramman) Beauty Georgia Gaillard (@gg.mua) Graphic Design Bessie Armitage (bessiemae_)​     Exclusive digital editorial by Tre Koch.   Team credits: Photographer Tré Koch @ go-see (@trekoch) Model Adam Zammit @ storm models (@adamezammit) Styling Vy Nguyen (@ynvynyty) Styling Assistant Adah Kelleher-Roulston (shopfear) Hair Georgia Ramman using Davines and Oribe (@georgiaramman) Beauty Georgia Gaillard (@gg.mua) Graphic Design Bessie Armitage (bessiemae_)​    

Charles Leclerc is the new face of the Giorgio Armani Made to Measure Spring/Summer 2020 Campaign
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Charles Leclerc is the new face of the Giorgio Armani Made to Measure Spring/Summer 2020 Campaign

Men Giorgio Armani is pleased to announce that Charles Leclerc is the new face of the Giorgio Armani Made to Measure campaign for spring/summer 2020.   The racing driver from Monaco stars in an advertising campaign for the first time. The shots, in cinematic black and white, were taken by John Balsom in Saint-Tropez, Côte d’Azur, a place close to the heart of Giorgio Armani.   Giorgio Armani says: ‘Charles Leclerc is a very promising racing driver. He has achieved considerable success despite his young age, and this is an indication of his will and determination, as well as his obvious talent. He is fresh-faced and has an energetic physical presence that my Made to Measure collection enhances and matches well. A Made to Measure suit is ageless, as demonstrated by these photographs.’   The Giorgio Armani Made to Measure service was created in response to requests from a discerning male clientele looking for unique garments that would reflect their personal taste, with the distinctive, effortless, natural style typical of Giorgio Armani. With the Made to Measure service the customer is offered a luxury experience, and through his choice of model-style, fabric and details, he becomes an integral part of the creative process.   The Made to Measure service is available at Giorgio Armani boutiques around the world. Giorgio Armani is pleased to announce that Charles Leclerc is the new face of the Giorgio Armani Made to Measure campaign for spring/summer 2020.   The racing driver from Monaco stars in an advertising campaign for the first time. The shots, in cinematic black and white, were taken by John Balsom in Saint-Tropez, Côte d’Azur, a place close to the heart of Giorgio Armani.   Giorgio Armani says: ‘Charles Leclerc is a very promising racing driver. He has achieved considerable success despite his young age, and this is an indication of his will and determination, as well as his obvious talent. He is fresh-faced and has an energetic physical presence that my Made to Measure collection enhances and matches well. A Made to Measure suit is ageless, as demonstrated by these photographs.’   The Giorgio Armani Made to Measure service was created in response to requests from a discerning male clientele looking for unique garments that would reflect their personal taste, with the distinctive, effortless, natural style typical of Giorgio Armani. With the Made to Measure service the customer is offered a luxury experience, and through his choice of model-style, fabric and details, he becomes an integral part of the creative process.   The Made to Measure service is available at Giorgio Armani boutiques around the world.

At home with Pietro Boselli
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At home with Pietro Boselli

Men Italian born Pietro Boselli started his modeling career early, becoming the face of Armani Junior at an early age. Throughout his career, Pietro has been a favorite of Giorgio Armani, shooting campaigns for its underwear and sportswear line, as well as campaigns with Bruce Weber for Abercrombie and Fitch. We had a delight speaking with Pietro during quarantine time.    Who are you and what is your profession ?   I made my life about versatility and exploring different talents at the same time. I have been a model practically all my life, since I was 6 years old. So, I would definitely define myself as a model. But for many years I didn’t really think about it. I always loved learning and studying. In school already, and then at university. I studied engineering at UCL, and I was so crazy about it. I had the highest grades in the whole faculty. It is difficult to understand how hard I worked. I really belonged to academia.  Then I started my PhD, and I became a lecturer of mathematics at age 21. I wasn’t there just to get a degree; I was there because that’s who I was. My life was all about work and training, and the precision of engineering. I used to swim, run, cycle, lift weights, twice or even three times a day, and still pack in 10-12 hours a day of research work or study. Funnily enough, I did not have social media, I was kind of against it, I thought of it as a waste of time. Then, because of the many fake pages using my modelling pictures, my friends at dinner set up an Instagram for me and suggested I give it a go. Few months later, I was an “influencer”. It took me a while to transition, as I had just finished my PhD and was still teaching. But it opened so many new doors, and I’m now so glad to have such a platform. I travel, I meet creatives. It broadens my perspectives. I am glad I could do both engineering and modelling, it made me into who I am. So, it is difficult to pinpoint what my job is. “Model, engineer, fitness athlete, influencer”?    How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I think fashion will definitely be affected in the short to medium term, as it is linked to the current zeitgeist of the moment, and to people’s needs, and most importantly it will be impacted by the economic climate, as it is a big industry. In the long term, fashion is here to stay, it is a way in which we express ourselves as individuals and a society, it will be shaped differently as trends and beauty standards change, as we become more aware of sustainability, but in general things will bounce back. It is the nature of progress, it is not a straight line, there are occasional setback, and as humanity we can only learn, adapt and improve.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I believe in adapting and making the most of any situation, and this quarantine was the perfect occasion for me to sit down and work on so many things that were latent due to my “normal” schedule, which included a lot of travel. I actually am very happy and productive in my own company, and I get more creative when I have time to sit and think. I have been reading, writing, planning new content for my platforms, a lot of which will be educational. I have been working out every day, cooking, and talking to people on the phone, I love that everyone is now available.    What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modelling?   My first job was an Armani Junior campaign in 1995. I still remember the first “casting”, I had to try on some t-shirts and take some polaroids. I also remember being introduced to Mr Armani who, to 6-year-old me, was just a kind gentleman with white hair sitting at a large table with some people in a meeting room.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   It is as minimal as it gets, I literally brush my teeth, shave and shower, trying to keep products to a minimum. I like a good shave gel, but nothing more. Let the skin and hair do their thing and be nourished from the inside.  I work out every day so I already shower once or twice a day, water should be slightly warm or sometimes cold. Nothing else.    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   More than a new thing, it was a rediscovery. For years I have been working independently on my PhD, which is practically like being quarantined: hours upon hours of unsupervised work. It was good to see I have still got it in me. I always wake up early and I am very disciplined, I get ready, my house is spotless, and I can focus on anything I want to do with my day. I think the new thing now is that I am a bit more relaxed. I appreciate time off, just thinking, meditating, creating ideas.   Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV.    I never make posts on my social media about food or what I eat (perhaps because I cannot see one more post about people’s food, I really don’t care). However, food is probably my number one pleasure in life. Even more than training, and that is saying a lot. I cook so much, and I always cook for my friends. I learned at a young age from my mother, she’s obsessed with cooking. And I guess I am too.    What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   I have been really craving to take my motorbike and go on a long trip somewhere. I love road trips, it is my favourite form of travel, whether by car or motorbike. I don’t think we will suddenly be allowed to go far. But I guess I could start from here in England, perhaps ride to the coast, see the ocean. Something easy.    What is your favourite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    I listen to a lot of minimal techno music, for focus and meditation, I have made a playlist called “1 trip” on Spotify you can check it out. I also listen to rock music, like the Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin and metal music, like Metallica. One song I am learning on the guitar right now is “Pneuma” by Tool, which is contemporary metal.    What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   In all honesty, the first thing is I pick up my phone, check IG to see what my friends are up to or Twitter for news. It is a new quarantine habit. I put some music on, I eat something, and I get ready, like always. Before going to bed, I also put on music. Lights are off in the house, but music still playing. Such an important component of my day.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.    I have been only once, I was riding my motorbike around Europe, I had to get a ferry from Rotterdam to Harwich (this was years ago, this ferry no longer exists). And I had a few hours to wait so decided to see Amsterdam, but it was too short. But Holland seems like a pretty country, I’ve crossed it a few times. And I really like the people and the mentality.    What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   Working out means a lot to me. It is an essential part of my life and of who I am. It always has been. Right now, I train in my home gym, I have a squat rack and a bench, I think it is the most important piece of equipment. I also train at the park; I have a big tractor tire that I pull as a sled. It is a very intense training. Being in shape is great, and most importantly my mind is sharper, and my mood lifted after each and every workout.    What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   So difficult to answer this, I love art and I have so many paintings I like. I have spent many years working on really specialised engineering, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mathematics. So, I used to go to a gallery as often as twice a week, to disconnect from the science and enjoy the art. Life is about balance. So indirectly, a lot of my work is influenced by art and also architecture and poetry. If I had to recommend one paining on the top of my head, that you can see in London after quarantine, is a set of 6 paintings by Rothko at the Tate Modern (they take up a whole room). These must be seen in real life to be appreciated, like all abstract expressionism. It is about their size and how they change the ambiance of a room.    What inspired you to start your own clothing line called Petra?   I wanted to combine all the different aspects of my life into a brand: fashion, fitness and engineering, with a spirit of adventure and of course, sustainability. I engineer all the garments myself combining technicality and aesthetics, and they are made in Italy to the highest specifications and with state-of-the-art sustainable technical fabrics. If there is a product that encapsulates who I am, this is it.  Italian born Pietro Boselli started his modeling career early, becoming the face of Armani Junior at an early age. Throughout his career, Pietro has been a favorite of Giorgio Armani, shooting campaigns for its underwear and sportswear line, as well as campaigns with Bruce Weber for Abercrombie and Fitch. We had a delight speaking with Pietro during quarantine time.    Who are you and what is your profession ?   I made my life about versatility and exploring different talents at the same time. I have been a model practically all my life, since I was 6 years old. So, I would definitely define myself as a model. But for many years I didn’t really think about it. I always loved learning and studying. In school already, and then at university. I studied engineering at UCL, and I was so crazy about it. I had the highest grades in the whole faculty. It is difficult to understand how hard I worked. I really belonged to academia.  Then I started my PhD, and I became a lecturer of mathematics at age 21. I wasn’t there just to get a degree; I was there because that’s who I was. My life was all about work and training, and the precision of engineering. I used to swim, run, cycle, lift weights, twice or even three times a day, and still pack in 10-12 hours a day of research work or study. Funnily enough, I did not have social media, I was kind of against it, I thought of it as a waste of time. Then, because of the many fake pages using my modelling pictures, my friends at dinner set up an Instagram for me and suggested I give it a go. Few months later, I was an “influencer”. It took me a while to transition, as I had just finished my PhD and was still teaching. But it opened so many new doors, and I’m now so glad to have such a platform. I travel, I meet creatives. It broadens my perspectives. I am glad I could do both engineering and modelling, it made me into who I am. So, it is difficult to pinpoint what my job is. “Model, engineer, fitness athlete, influencer”?    How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I think fashion will definitely be affected in the short to medium term, as it is linked to the current zeitgeist of the moment, and to people’s needs, and most importantly it will be impacted by the economic climate, as it is a big industry. In the long term, fashion is here to stay, it is a way in which we express ourselves as individuals and a society, it will be shaped differently as trends and beauty standards change, as we become more aware of sustainability, but in general things will bounce back. It is the nature of progress, it is not a straight line, there are occasional setback, and as humanity we can only learn, adapt and improve.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I believe in adapting and making the most of any situation, and this quarantine was the perfect occasion for me to sit down and work on so many things that were latent due to my “normal” schedule, which included a lot of travel. I actually am very happy and productive in my own company, and I get more creative when I have time to sit and think. I have been reading, writing, planning new content for my platforms, a lot of which will be educational. I have been working out every day, cooking, and talking to people on the phone, I love that everyone is now available.    What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modelling?   My first job was an Armani Junior campaign in 1995. I still remember the first “casting”, I had to try on some t-shirts and take some polaroids. I also remember being introduced to Mr Armani who, to 6-year-old me, was just a kind gentleman with white hair sitting at a large table with some people in a meeting room.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   It is as minimal as it gets, I literally brush my teeth, shave and shower, trying to keep products to a minimum. I like a good shave gel, but nothing more. Let the skin and hair do their thing and be nourished from the inside.  I work out every day so I already shower once or twice a day, water should be slightly warm or sometimes cold. Nothing else.    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   More than a new thing, it was a rediscovery. For years I have been working independently on my PhD, which is practically like being quarantined: hours upon hours of unsupervised work. It was good to see I have still got it in me. I always wake up early and I am very disciplined, I get ready, my house is spotless, and I can focus on anything I want to do with my day. I think the new thing now is that I am a bit more relaxed. I appreciate time off, just thinking, meditating, creating ideas.   Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV.    I never make posts on my social media about food or what I eat (perhaps because I cannot see one more post about people’s food, I really don’t care). However, food is probably my number one pleasure in life. Even more than training, and that is saying a lot. I cook so much, and I always cook for my friends. I learned at a young age from my mother, she’s obsessed with cooking. And I guess I am too.    What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   I have been really craving to take my motorbike and go on a long trip somewhere. I love road trips, it is my favourite form of travel, whether by car or motorbike. I don’t think we will suddenly be allowed to go far. But I guess I could start from here in England, perhaps ride to the coast, see the ocean. Something easy.    What is your favourite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    I listen to a lot of minimal techno music, for focus and meditation, I have made a playlist called “1 trip” on Spotify you can check it out. I also listen to rock music, like the Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin and metal music, like Metallica. One song I am learning on the guitar right now is “Pneuma” by Tool, which is contemporary metal.    What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   In all honesty, the first thing is I pick up my phone, check IG to see what my friends are up to or Twitter for news. It is a new quarantine habit. I put some music on, I eat something, and I get ready, like always. Before going to bed, I also put on music. Lights are off in the house, but music still playing. Such an important component of my day.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.    I have been only once, I was riding my motorbike around Europe, I had to get a ferry from Rotterdam to Harwich (this was years ago, this ferry no longer exists). And I had a few hours to wait so decided to see Amsterdam, but it was too short. But Holland seems like a pretty country, I’ve crossed it a few times. And I really like the people and the mentality.    What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   Working out means a lot to me. It is an essential part of my life and of who I am. It always has been. Right now, I train in my home gym, I have a squat rack and a bench, I think it is the most important piece of equipment. I also train at the park; I have a big tractor tire that I pull as a sled. It is a very intense training. Being in shape is great, and most importantly my mind is sharper, and my mood lifted after each and every workout.    What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   So difficult to answer this, I love art and I have so many paintings I like. I have spent many years working on really specialised engineering, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mathematics. So, I used to go to a gallery as often as twice a week, to disconnect from the science and enjoy the art. Life is about balance. So indirectly, a lot of my work is influenced by art and also architecture and poetry. If I had to recommend one paining on the top of my head, that you can see in London after quarantine, is a set of 6 paintings by Rothko at the Tate Modern (they take up a whole room). These must be seen in real life to be appreciated, like all abstract expressionism. It is about their size and how they change the ambiance of a room.    What inspired you to start your own clothing line called Petra?   I wanted to combine all the different aspects of my life into a brand: fashion, fitness and engineering, with a spirit of adventure and of course, sustainability. I engineer all the garments myself combining technicality and aesthetics, and they are made in Italy to the highest specifications and with state-of-the-art sustainable technical fabrics. If there is a product that encapsulates who I am, this is it. 

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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE  ‘NOSES ELBOWS AND KNEES’
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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE ‘NOSES ELBOWS AND KNEES’

Art On May 18TH, the prestigious book curated by Neville Wake eld ‘Noses Elbows and Knees’ by Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari will be exclusively available for a pre-order in Paris and Los Angeles stores.   Published at the end of 2017, the book includes the works exhibited at Half Gallery, New York (Noses Elbows And Knees exhibition, 14 December 2017 - 20 January 2018). A project under the curatorship of Neville Wake eld in New York.   The artist John Baldessari was famous for his paintings of body parts on photographs, a pinch towards Hollywood culture with his signature being the elements of color. The photographer, Mario Sorrenti, in the 90s, reinterpreted beauty photographs by questioning conventions. Together they wanted to deconstruct familiar representations by stripping off clothes and codes of society, trough fashion, collage and photography.   The book includes a certifcate of authenticity signed by Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari. On May 18TH, the prestigious book curated by Neville Wake eld ‘Noses Elbows and Knees’ by Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari will be exclusively available for a pre-order in Paris and Los Angeles stores.   Published at the end of 2017, the book includes the works exhibited at Half Gallery, New York (Noses Elbows And Knees exhibition, 14 December 2017 - 20 January 2018). A project under the curatorship of Neville Wake eld in New York.   The artist John Baldessari was famous for his paintings of body parts on photographs, a pinch towards Hollywood culture with his signature being the elements of color. The photographer, Mario Sorrenti, in the 90s, reinterpreted beauty photographs by questioning conventions. Together they wanted to deconstruct familiar representations by stripping off clothes and codes of society, trough fashion, collage and photography.   The book includes a certifcate of authenticity signed by Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari.

At home with Sam Way
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At home with Sam Way

Men Last week we had a chance to spend some time with top model and musician Sam Way.  Photographed exclusively via Zoom by Zeb Daemen.   Who are you  and what is your profession ?   In a way I'm more interested in the question. Everything in us changes, I don't want to define myself as 'this' or 'that'  -  I have certain patterns, passions, interests and failings. Does that make me who I am? Who is the 'who' that is even asking the question? Is that me? The one that questions? Something more constant that lies deep down. - But yeah I bet you wish you never asked. So my name is Sam, my last name is Way, I don't have a middle name. I'm seemingly compelled to make music and sing songs. I'm a male model, have worked prolifically in the industry with everyone from Nick Knight to Bruce Weber, Hugo Boss to Kate Moss, I also love chocolate milk, making things with my hands, and my mates...who I'm missing a lot right now in lockdown.    How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I don't know really. I can only make massive sweeping generalisations and guesses. But here's my guess just cos you asked. Short term, online business and certain categories of clothes are going to do surge. Companies will strip the fat from wherever they can and come out operating more efficiently and will wonder why they didn't do this sooner, People will lose jobs, more people in the entire sector will work from home and they will enjoy it. Masks are now the latest fashion statement. A lot of brands will fold, or downscale operations to survive. Customer confidence to be back in the retail space will slowly, slowly return, but it's going to feel weird for a while, and some people are going to find it more challenging than others. There will be less people on fashion shoots, maybe there will br tests as a requirement to make sure everyone there on set is healthy. Rates will be cut. In the long term, fashion and the creatives working in it, will just find a way, or give up. You cannot stop creation, and innovation. Fashion should be at pinnacle of this. I cannot not think that the industry will find a way and adapt. It may also completely implode on itself as we know it and maybe nothing will ever be the same again...but there will still be fashion...we will still need to shield our soft skin in the rain, or want adorn ourselves with clothes that make us feel more than we are. Whatever happens - will will rise to the occasion.    How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   A creator, will compulsively create. Look at us now and what me made. Zeb shot me and directed me on the floor of my mums house through a ZOOM call! That being said, I've been keeping super busy, recording, speaking to clients, writing songs on my mums beat up piano. However, all this time alone in the home studio I've set up downstairs has made me realise how much I'm inspired and motivated by working with other people. Sometimes always driving the bus, just makes my engine give out.    What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid-19 effect that?   I had gigs planned. Travels. Tours. Friends weddings. I can so music from home and collaborate remotely. But I just feel like life so much life as I knew it is on hold.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   I have to shout out the guys at Decorte here - who gifted me the most beautiful set of face creams and tonics at the beginning of lockdown. My skin, and indeed the whole familes, is looking so good because of it. However, in my opinion, there is nothing better (or more tightening for the skin) than a cold shower. Not everyones jam. Only the brave.    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   My girlfriend Lisa King has took it upon her self to teach online Art classes every week on Zoom. I've been taking part every Thursday sat with my mum in the room next door. We've been loving it and have been learning how to 'commit to our lines' when drawing, make repeat prints, work with watercolours and incorporate text as a form of inspiration for our work. Get involved and see you there.    Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I make the best Vegan - Mocha - Espresso Martinis - dayum, I wanna make one now.    What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   I run the risk of sounding terribly British with this one...but here goes - (please imagine me shouting this) THE PUUUUUUUUUUUUBB.   What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   Hmm not one song. But you can find a few of my playlists here. 'Music to Dream to' is my go to at the moment.    What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   I mean if I can have the discipline to do some yoga or gentle stretching in the am or the PM - then I know I'm either going to have a great day, or sleep like a log.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.   I have :) This is what I make of your fair city from my very terrible memory = People outside small bars and restaurants by the canals, renting bikes or just walking looking for things to munch on, street art, vibes, a general ease and lightness in it's character.    What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   I used to be a total gym head, but I've completely converted to self practising yoga most days. It keeps me lean, supple and strong without building tension. Working out to me means a space you but yourself in to challenge yourself and push your edges.     Tell us about your newest music single.    The latest release is right here  and it's called 'Made of Clay.' For me this song relates to the first question you asked me 'Who are you?' or maybe more - Who are you going to be?   How did you start with music and at what age?   I was always super into music as a teenager and would spend all my money on CDS and mixtapes. It wasn't until I moved up to London however that I began writing songs in the manner I do now. So I guess my conventional standards, I started late, when I was 23 ish? I wasn't one of these people that knew they wanted to be a singer their whole lives. I feel if anything, that it wasn't me who found music, but music that found me.    You can follow Sam on:   WEBSITE: http://www.samwaymusic.com   INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/iamsamway/ Last week we had a chance to spend some time with top model and musician Sam Way.  Photographed exclusively via Zoom by Zeb Daemen.   Who are you  and what is your profession ?   In a way I'm more interested in the question. Everything in us changes, I don't want to define myself as 'this' or 'that'  -  I have certain patterns, passions, interests and failings. Does that make me who I am? Who is the 'who' that is even asking the question? Is that me? The one that questions? Something more constant that lies deep down. - But yeah I bet you wish you never asked. So my name is Sam, my last name is Way, I don't have a middle name. I'm seemingly compelled to make music and sing songs. I'm a male model, have worked prolifically in the industry with everyone from Nick Knight to Bruce Weber, Hugo Boss to Kate Moss, I also love chocolate milk, making things with my hands, and my mates...who I'm missing a lot right now in lockdown.    How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I don't know really. I can only make massive sweeping generalisations and guesses. But here's my guess just cos you asked. Short term, online business and certain categories of clothes are going to do surge. Companies will strip the fat from wherever they can and come out operating more efficiently and will wonder why they didn't do this sooner, People will lose jobs, more people in the entire sector will work from home and they will enjoy it. Masks are now the latest fashion statement. A lot of brands will fold, or downscale operations to survive. Customer confidence to be back in the retail space will slowly, slowly return, but it's going to feel weird for a while, and some people are going to find it more challenging than others. There will be less people on fashion shoots, maybe there will br tests as a requirement to make sure everyone there on set is healthy. Rates will be cut. In the long term, fashion and the creatives working in it, will just find a way, or give up. You cannot stop creation, and innovation. Fashion should be at pinnacle of this. I cannot not think that the industry will find a way and adapt. It may also completely implode on itself as we know it and maybe nothing will ever be the same again...but there will still be fashion...we will still need to shield our soft skin in the rain, or want adorn ourselves with clothes that make us feel more than we are. Whatever happens - will will rise to the occasion.    How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   A creator, will compulsively create. Look at us now and what me made. Zeb shot me and directed me on the floor of my mums house through a ZOOM call! That being said, I've been keeping super busy, recording, speaking to clients, writing songs on my mums beat up piano. However, all this time alone in the home studio I've set up downstairs has made me realise how much I'm inspired and motivated by working with other people. Sometimes always driving the bus, just makes my engine give out.    What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid-19 effect that?   I had gigs planned. Travels. Tours. Friends weddings. I can so music from home and collaborate remotely. But I just feel like life so much life as I knew it is on hold.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   I have to shout out the guys at Decorte here - who gifted me the most beautiful set of face creams and tonics at the beginning of lockdown. My skin, and indeed the whole familes, is looking so good because of it. However, in my opinion, there is nothing better (or more tightening for the skin) than a cold shower. Not everyones jam. Only the brave.    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   My girlfriend Lisa King has took it upon her self to teach online Art classes every week on Zoom. I've been taking part every Thursday sat with my mum in the room next door. We've been loving it and have been learning how to 'commit to our lines' when drawing, make repeat prints, work with watercolours and incorporate text as a form of inspiration for our work. Get involved and see you there.    Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I make the best Vegan - Mocha - Espresso Martinis - dayum, I wanna make one now.    What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   I run the risk of sounding terribly British with this one...but here goes - (please imagine me shouting this) THE PUUUUUUUUUUUUBB.   What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   Hmm not one song. But you can find a few of my playlists here. 'Music to Dream to' is my go to at the moment.    What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   I mean if I can have the discipline to do some yoga or gentle stretching in the am or the PM - then I know I'm either going to have a great day, or sleep like a log.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.   I have :) This is what I make of your fair city from my very terrible memory = People outside small bars and restaurants by the canals, renting bikes or just walking looking for things to munch on, street art, vibes, a general ease and lightness in it's character.    What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   I used to be a total gym head, but I've completely converted to self practising yoga most days. It keeps me lean, supple and strong without building tension. Working out to me means a space you but yourself in to challenge yourself and push your edges.     Tell us about your newest music single.    The latest release is right here  and it's called 'Made of Clay.' For me this song relates to the first question you asked me 'Who are you?' or maybe more - Who are you going to be?   How did you start with music and at what age?   I was always super into music as a teenager and would spend all my money on CDS and mixtapes. It wasn't until I moved up to London however that I began writing songs in the manner I do now. So I guess my conventional standards, I started late, when I was 23 ish? I wasn't one of these people that knew they wanted to be a singer their whole lives. I feel if anything, that it wasn't me who found music, but music that found me.    You can follow Sam on:   WEBSITE: http://www.samwaymusic.com   INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/iamsamway/

FENTY launches new styles of sunglasses
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FENTY launches new styles of sunglasses

Accessories FENTY launches three new styles of sunglasses to suit every high, low and incognito mood of summer.   An immediate expression of style confidence, eyewear is one of our CEO and Artistic Director’s favorite categories. Since our launch in May 2019, FENTY has pushed the boundaries on every aspect, creating new techno shapes, rainbow lenses and fusion jewelry-eyewear with crystal ear cuffs. Whether classic, retro or futuristic, each design plays with signature detailing and has a distinct FENTY attitude.   ‘Coded’, the first design in the summer release, is a modern take on a vintage shape with rectangular frames and super subtle cat-eye lenses, cut out at the edge in true FENTY style. Available in Jet Black or Milky Way with matching colored lenses, this style features gold detailing and FENTY monogrammed tips. Rihanna debuted both colorways at the inaugural Fenty Social Club.   The second style, ‘Off Record Sunglasses’ is our most vibrant design yet, delivering ultimate summer vibes. The cat-eye shape of the lens is accentuated, set in Candy Pink, Acid Green, Cosmic Blue and Black acetate frames. Clashing animal print temples add an 80s flair to the uptempo design, perfect for a summer of camera-ready digital fun.   The final style, the ‘Classified’, will be released on May 27th. The design follows the shape and cut-out lenses of the first two, with additional features of metal clasps on the cut-outs and metal plates on the temples – another signature detail evolved from the Blockt and Antisocial frames. Cutting an overall more dramatic silhouette in high impact Black Gold and a softer Rose Havana, the soon to be released design has an air of old school glamour and mid-summer romance.   The Coded and Off Record Sunglasses styles are available now at Fenty.com FENTY launches three new styles of sunglasses to suit every high, low and incognito mood of summer.   An immediate expression of style confidence, eyewear is one of our CEO and Artistic Director’s favorite categories. Since our launch in May 2019, FENTY has pushed the boundaries on every aspect, creating new techno shapes, rainbow lenses and fusion jewelry-eyewear with crystal ear cuffs. Whether classic, retro or futuristic, each design plays with signature detailing and has a distinct FENTY attitude.   ‘Coded’, the first design in the summer release, is a modern take on a vintage shape with rectangular frames and super subtle cat-eye lenses, cut out at the edge in true FENTY style. Available in Jet Black or Milky Way with matching colored lenses, this style features gold detailing and FENTY monogrammed tips. Rihanna debuted both colorways at the inaugural Fenty Social Club.   The second style, ‘Off Record Sunglasses’ is our most vibrant design yet, delivering ultimate summer vibes. The cat-eye shape of the lens is accentuated, set in Candy Pink, Acid Green, Cosmic Blue and Black acetate frames. Clashing animal print temples add an 80s flair to the uptempo design, perfect for a summer of camera-ready digital fun.   The final style, the ‘Classified’, will be released on May 27th. The design follows the shape and cut-out lenses of the first two, with additional features of metal clasps on the cut-outs and metal plates on the temples – another signature detail evolved from the Blockt and Antisocial frames. Cutting an overall more dramatic silhouette in high impact Black Gold and a softer Rose Havana, the soon to be released design has an air of old school glamour and mid-summer romance.   The Coded and Off Record Sunglasses styles are available now at Fenty.com

The floral inspiration for the Spring & Summer collection of Dior
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The floral inspiration for the Spring & Summer collection of Dior

Fashion An ode to the infinite diversity of nature, the bucolic wardrobe designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri for her Spring-Summer 2020 fashion show is elevated by a selection of accessories also inspired by delicate plant life.     Like subtle treasures preserved in the heart of a spring herbier, wildflowers mingle whimsically on a silk scarf and on emblematic scarves in the Mitzah collection. The must-have D-Connect sneakers are sprinkled with a pastoral motif that contrasts with its neoprene upper and rubber details, for a resolutely contemporary look. Daisies and thorny thistles flourish on the iconic Lady Dior, Dior Book Tote and Saddle bags.   Alongside these Dior symbols, jewelry punctuates the Creative Director’s silhouettes:  gold-finish petals embellish Dior Tribales earrings, blending the brilliance of blue amazonite with the depth of violet rhodonite, transposing into precious talismans with a dazzling finish on rings and chokers strung with jasper or unakite. These creations speak in a poetic dialogue, a testament to the rich botanical heritage that must be preserved. An ode to the infinite diversity of nature, the bucolic wardrobe designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri for her Spring-Summer 2020 fashion show is elevated by a selection of accessories also inspired by delicate plant life.     Like subtle treasures preserved in the heart of a spring herbier, wildflowers mingle whimsically on a silk scarf and on emblematic scarves in the Mitzah collection. The must-have D-Connect sneakers are sprinkled with a pastoral motif that contrasts with its neoprene upper and rubber details, for a resolutely contemporary look. Daisies and thorny thistles flourish on the iconic Lady Dior, Dior Book Tote and Saddle bags.   Alongside these Dior symbols, jewelry punctuates the Creative Director’s silhouettes:  gold-finish petals embellish Dior Tribales earrings, blending the brilliance of blue amazonite with the depth of violet rhodonite, transposing into precious talismans with a dazzling finish on rings and chokers strung with jasper or unakite. These creations speak in a poetic dialogue, a testament to the rich botanical heritage that must be preserved.

HUGO x Liam Payne release the second collection
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HUGO x Liam Payne release the second collection

Fashion   After the success of their first capsule, HUGO and Liam Payne go back to their roots this season.      HUGO and Liam Payne unveil their second collaborative effort, a capsule of menswear pieces in a signature palette of black, white, navy, and red. This season celebrates the HUGO ambassador’s fast-track journey from teen pop sensation to established solo artist. Comprised of apparel, accessories, and an exclusive new sneaker style, each piece features a “go fast” chevron motif inspired by a tattoo on the global brand ambassador’s right arm.    The new collection brings together the brand’s unconventional style and Liam’s sporty aesthetic, as HUGO’s signature slim-fit jeans blend with athleisure-inspired sweaters and track pants. Nodding to the origins of HUGO and the year in which Liam was born, the brand’s logo is reinvented as ‘HUGO93.LP’ boldly printed or embroidered across all 14 pieces.   “I’ve learned so much about my own style over the past two years and I’m so grateful to continue to design clothes that I love to wear,” Liam says. “This season is very me. It’s all about easy styles that are perfect for the weekend.”   Shot by British photographer Tom Craig, the campaign features Liam in edgy, head-to-toe looks from the capsule. The setting for the shoot, an abandoned rooftop in the heart of London, makes for a stark contrast against the iconic red, white, and blue colors of the pieces.   The new collection will be available to shop online and in the HUGO store in Amsterdam from 13 May onwards.   After the success of their first capsule, HUGO and Liam Payne go back to their roots this season.      HUGO and Liam Payne unveil their second collaborative effort, a capsule of menswear pieces in a signature palette of black, white, navy, and red. This season celebrates the HUGO ambassador’s fast-track journey from teen pop sensation to established solo artist. Comprised of apparel, accessories, and an exclusive new sneaker style, each piece features a “go fast” chevron motif inspired by a tattoo on the global brand ambassador’s right arm.    The new collection brings together the brand’s unconventional style and Liam’s sporty aesthetic, as HUGO’s signature slim-fit jeans blend with athleisure-inspired sweaters and track pants. Nodding to the origins of HUGO and the year in which Liam was born, the brand’s logo is reinvented as ‘HUGO93.LP’ boldly printed or embroidered across all 14 pieces.   “I’ve learned so much about my own style over the past two years and I’m so grateful to continue to design clothes that I love to wear,” Liam says. “This season is very me. It’s all about easy styles that are perfect for the weekend.”   Shot by British photographer Tom Craig, the campaign features Liam in edgy, head-to-toe looks from the capsule. The setting for the shoot, an abandoned rooftop in the heart of London, makes for a stark contrast against the iconic red, white, and blue colors of the pieces.   The new collection will be available to shop online and in the HUGO store in Amsterdam from 13 May onwards.

At home with ballet dancer Rhys Kosakowski
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At home with ballet dancer Rhys Kosakowski

Men We are delighted to share our latest collaboration with incredibly talented ballet dancer Rhys Kosakowski.   Exclusive images and a short film by Zeb Daemen.   Who are you  and what is your profession?   Well... My name is Rhys Kosakowski, and I'm a professional dancer with the Sydney Dance Company and former Ballet Dancer with The Houston Ballet Company. I am a fiery, creative and forward thinking person always looking to push myself artistically and physically. I have been merging my dance career with the fashion industry for about 5 years now and love the way movement and fashion go hand in hand. Its a beautiful thing to see all Artistic Art forms come together to make even more diverse and interesting ART.     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   ​I don't know too much about the entire Fashion Industry but I know that it has struggled through this time with getting materials from overseas, struggling to promote labels with out being able to shoot clothes on models and have new campaigns out and just the overall loss of money most brands are facing. Knowing how fast the world moves I'm pretty certain things will go back to normal in 6 months or so but you never know. People will always love fashion, because everyone desires to look good and fantasize's about luxury products.    How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I consider myself very lucky to be an artist because it means i can stay creative no matter where I am stuck in isolation... Lately to keep myself happy and motivated I've been doing repertoire memory and ballet class every morning with my Company and occasional yoga and stretching classes to maintain my body. Working out in the sun on my rooftop has been extra special because I've just moved into my new apartment and I have never had a rooftop before so very exciting. Also been doing things like potting plants, making macrame planters, drawing, cooking and self care.      What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid-19 effect that?   It is my first season with The Sydney Dance Company and we had about 19 tours planned this year, Nationally and Internationally. The Government has said Performances of all kinds will not take place for another 4 months. We are all hoping that we can get on stage soon after September.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   Water and Avocados are definitely my number one beauty products, but lets talk about face products as well because i love self care especially when its to do with my skin. ​I cleanse my face with Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash and tone straight after with Ursa Major Face Tonic. Then to hydrate i use Savant Apothecary Face Lotion. These three products i have been using for two years and could not live with out.     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   When i was a young kid i used to draw and sketch a lot, but haven't picked up a pencil and paper in about 10 years. My sister is an amazing artist and draws beautiful sketches of fairies and creatures covered in plants and flowers. I got inspired and started draw again during isolation and realized.... i still got it! I have fascination and love for plants so I've been enjoying sketching them on paper and taking the time to imagine what plants might look like in another world.   How old were you when you first started dancing ballet and what made you start?   ​My Mum put me into tap lessons when i was 4 and got obsessed with performing. So when i turned 9 I started Jazz and Ballet. My first professional job as a dancer was when i landed the role of Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical when i was 12 years old.     Describe to me your favourite thing about dancing. How does it make you feel when you dance?    Its a really out of this world, euphoric sort of feeling. No one can really describe it unless they experience it. The way my body feels when I'm dancing is like small vibrations or electricity connecting and moving and feeling at one with the music I'm dancing to. Its so beautiful and very addictive, clearly very addictive as i haven't been able to stop dancing for years. ​The feeling i just described and being able to portray music through my body would be my favorite thing about dancing.     What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   ​Would have to be Salvador Dali ' DREAM CAUSED BY THE FLIGHT OF A BEE AROUND A POMEGRANATE A SECOND BEFORE AWAKENING'   ​Its my favourite because of the way his mind wanders to other places, its definitely fictional to us but makes you think twice about what could be out there in other dimensions or other planets in the universe we have not yet discovered. This keeps me inspired because it reminds me there is always something new to discover and create.      You can follow Rhys on instagram: @rhyskosakowski We are delighted to share our latest collaboration with incredibly talented ballet dancer Rhys Kosakowski.   Exclusive images and a short film by Zeb Daemen.   Who are you  and what is your profession?   Well... My name is Rhys Kosakowski, and I'm a professional dancer with the Sydney Dance Company and former Ballet Dancer with The Houston Ballet Company. I am a fiery, creative and forward thinking person always looking to push myself artistically and physically. I have been merging my dance career with the fashion industry for about 5 years now and love the way movement and fashion go hand in hand. Its a beautiful thing to see all Artistic Art forms come together to make even more diverse and interesting ART.     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   ​I don't know too much about the entire Fashion Industry but I know that it has struggled through this time with getting materials from overseas, struggling to promote labels with out being able to shoot clothes on models and have new campaigns out and just the overall loss of money most brands are facing. Knowing how fast the world moves I'm pretty certain things will go back to normal in 6 months or so but you never know. People will always love fashion, because everyone desires to look good and fantasize's about luxury products.    How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I consider myself very lucky to be an artist because it means i can stay creative no matter where I am stuck in isolation... Lately to keep myself happy and motivated I've been doing repertoire memory and ballet class every morning with my Company and occasional yoga and stretching classes to maintain my body. Working out in the sun on my rooftop has been extra special because I've just moved into my new apartment and I have never had a rooftop before so very exciting. Also been doing things like potting plants, making macrame planters, drawing, cooking and self care.      What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid-19 effect that?   It is my first season with The Sydney Dance Company and we had about 19 tours planned this year, Nationally and Internationally. The Government has said Performances of all kinds will not take place for another 4 months. We are all hoping that we can get on stage soon after September.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   Water and Avocados are definitely my number one beauty products, but lets talk about face products as well because i love self care especially when its to do with my skin. ​I cleanse my face with Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash and tone straight after with Ursa Major Face Tonic. Then to hydrate i use Savant Apothecary Face Lotion. These three products i have been using for two years and could not live with out.     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   When i was a young kid i used to draw and sketch a lot, but haven't picked up a pencil and paper in about 10 years. My sister is an amazing artist and draws beautiful sketches of fairies and creatures covered in plants and flowers. I got inspired and started draw again during isolation and realized.... i still got it! I have fascination and love for plants so I've been enjoying sketching them on paper and taking the time to imagine what plants might look like in another world.   How old were you when you first started dancing ballet and what made you start?   ​My Mum put me into tap lessons when i was 4 and got obsessed with performing. So when i turned 9 I started Jazz and Ballet. My first professional job as a dancer was when i landed the role of Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical when i was 12 years old.     Describe to me your favourite thing about dancing. How does it make you feel when you dance?    Its a really out of this world, euphoric sort of feeling. No one can really describe it unless they experience it. The way my body feels when I'm dancing is like small vibrations or electricity connecting and moving and feeling at one with the music I'm dancing to. Its so beautiful and very addictive, clearly very addictive as i haven't been able to stop dancing for years. ​The feeling i just described and being able to portray music through my body would be my favorite thing about dancing.     What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   ​Would have to be Salvador Dali ' DREAM CAUSED BY THE FLIGHT OF A BEE AROUND A POMEGRANATE A SECOND BEFORE AWAKENING'   ​Its my favourite because of the way his mind wanders to other places, its definitely fictional to us but makes you think twice about what could be out there in other dimensions or other planets in the universe we have not yet discovered. This keeps me inspired because it reminds me there is always something new to discover and create.      You can follow Rhys on instagram: @rhyskosakowski

Daily Paper and KOMONO Unveil Their First Eyewear Collaboration
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Daily Paper and KOMONO Unveil Their First Eyewear Collaboration

Accessories   Leading into summer, Amsterdam-based clothing brand Daily Paper and Belgian accessory brand KOMONO today announce a special eyewear capsule fusing Daily Paper's mix of African heritage aesthetics and contemporary design, with KOMONO's expertise in innovative eyewear. Just in time for warm weather season, the unisex styles ensure you match the heat in style whilst being protected with these 100% UV protection shades. This collaboration came on very naturally, through an already existing friendship and mutual interest of each other's brand. We finally found the right time to create something together, where we could intertwine KOMONO's clean aesthetic with our distinctive bold branding. - Abderrahmane Trabsini (Co-Founder, Daily Paper)    Daily Paper is all about authenticity, a sense of community and a strong drive towards creating contemporary and bold products. We’re very much kindred spirits and what better way to acknowledge this than to create a product together. - Anton Janssens (Founder and Managing Director, KOMONO)   Daily Paper tapped familiar face Ottawa Kwami alongside Akon Changkou for the Daily Paper x KOMONO campaign, which reinterprets the glasses through Daily Paper’s futuristic signature style. Featuring sleek edges, dark shapes, and elegant silhouettes, the visuals embody sophistication and modern flair with a bold twist.   CREDITS CAMPAIGN Photographer: Ottilie Landmark Talent: Ottawa Kwami and Akon Changkou  Art direction: Beri Dalgali and Dennis Schreuder Make up: Anita Jolles Hair: Bianca van Zwieten   Introducing a fresh new eyewear style in a range of colorways for both men and women, the glasses combine a rectangular frame and oval lenses with an extra-wide silhouette for a surprising effect. Next to a clean aesthetic, the lenses do not sacrifice on functionality. With 100% UV protection and polarized lenses, the glasses give optimal visual clarity and comfort.    The design is derived from one of our most celebrated styles, the Avery. These then got enhanced with a bold Daily Paper logo and a completely new lens shape, making this collaboration into a unique stand-out piece. The strong colorways reflect both Daily Paper’s and KOMONO’s passion for striking design. - Anton Janssens (Founder and Managing Director at KOMONO). Stand-out details include broad temples with a silver-plated Daily Paper logo and a lens in a striking Dark Smoke. Made from Italian acetate, the style will be available in three colorways; Black, Tortoise, and Racing Red.    Leading into summer, Amsterdam-based clothing brand Daily Paper and Belgian accessory brand KOMONO today announce a special eyewear capsule fusing Daily Paper's mix of African heritage aesthetics and contemporary design, with KOMONO's expertise in innovative eyewear. Just in time for warm weather season, the unisex styles ensure you match the heat in style whilst being protected with these 100% UV protection shades. This collaboration came on very naturally, through an already existing friendship and mutual interest of each other's brand. We finally found the right time to create something together, where we could intertwine KOMONO's clean aesthetic with our distinctive bold branding. - Abderrahmane Trabsini (Co-Founder, Daily Paper)    Daily Paper is all about authenticity, a sense of community and a strong drive towards creating contemporary and bold products. We’re very much kindred spirits and what better way to acknowledge this than to create a product together. - Anton Janssens (Founder and Managing Director, KOMONO)   Daily Paper tapped familiar face Ottawa Kwami alongside Akon Changkou for the Daily Paper x KOMONO campaign, which reinterprets the glasses through Daily Paper’s futuristic signature style. Featuring sleek edges, dark shapes, and elegant silhouettes, the visuals embody sophistication and modern flair with a bold twist.   CREDITS CAMPAIGN Photographer: Ottilie Landmark Talent: Ottawa Kwami and Akon Changkou  Art direction: Beri Dalgali and Dennis Schreuder Make up: Anita Jolles Hair: Bianca van Zwieten   Introducing a fresh new eyewear style in a range of colorways for both men and women, the glasses combine a rectangular frame and oval lenses with an extra-wide silhouette for a surprising effect. Next to a clean aesthetic, the lenses do not sacrifice on functionality. With 100% UV protection and polarized lenses, the glasses give optimal visual clarity and comfort.    The design is derived from one of our most celebrated styles, the Avery. These then got enhanced with a bold Daily Paper logo and a completely new lens shape, making this collaboration into a unique stand-out piece. The strong colorways reflect both Daily Paper’s and KOMONO’s passion for striking design. - Anton Janssens (Founder and Managing Director at KOMONO). Stand-out details include broad temples with a silver-plated Daily Paper logo and a lens in a striking Dark Smoke. Made from Italian acetate, the style will be available in three colorways; Black, Tortoise, and Racing Red. 

LV² BY NIGO
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LV² BY NIGO

Fashion Squaring: the multiplication of a number by itself. The acknowledgment that one idea can co-exist with another.   For the Pre-Fall 2020 season, Louis Vuitton launches LV2 – ‘Louis Vuitton squared’ – a standalone collaboration between men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh and Nigo. The capsule collection encompasses ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories and features dedicated graphics and interpretations of the Louis Vuitton signatures. Borne out of a longstanding camaraderie, Virgil Abloh invited the Japanese designer and founder of Human Made to partner on a one-off line fusing their individual approaches under the guise of Louis Vuitton.   Celebrating the travel-centric core of the house, LV2 observes the London Mod-era dandy through a Tokyo lens. The cross-pollination sets the tone for a tailoring-focused collection, evoking chapters in the formative years of Nigo – who found much of his early inspiration in the subcultural history of London – while honing the traditional sartorial values proposed in the men’s Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2020 collection by Virgil Abloh. A nod to Human Made, the Japanese brand founded by Nigo, a flight jacket features the graphics ‘LV Made’ alongside a Mount Fuji graphic.   A cropped Mod suit adapts and magnifies the Louis Vuitton Damier check. The motif is echoed in a double-faced duffle coat with micro-check lining, while a black fishtail parka morphs values from the dandy and sports wardrobes. Patchworking appears throughout in a meeting between the Louis Vuitton Monogram and the Damier check rendered in denim.   The LV2 patchwork is repeated in bags based on classic Louis Vuitton shapes: the tote, the keepall, and the money bag, adorned with animal charms familiar to the world of Nigo. A formal steel toe-cap derby cements the Mod spirit alongside a tasselled loafer in Monogram. The Damier check is interpreted in an ankle boot in suede Damier, a hiking boot in sporty Damier leather, a shearling boot in blown-up Damier or in denim, and a mule in the same motifs. Rectangular sunglasses feature trunk clip detailing while jewellery carries the LV2 logo.   Nigo is the founder of the brand Human Made. He formerly founded the brand BAPE, and co-founded the brand Billionaire Boys Club. Squaring: the multiplication of a number by itself. The acknowledgment that one idea can co-exist with another.   For the Pre-Fall 2020 season, Louis Vuitton launches LV2 – ‘Louis Vuitton squared’ – a standalone collaboration between men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh and Nigo. The capsule collection encompasses ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes and accessories and features dedicated graphics and interpretations of the Louis Vuitton signatures. Borne out of a longstanding camaraderie, Virgil Abloh invited the Japanese designer and founder of Human Made to partner on a one-off line fusing their individual approaches under the guise of Louis Vuitton.   Celebrating the travel-centric core of the house, LV2 observes the London Mod-era dandy through a Tokyo lens. The cross-pollination sets the tone for a tailoring-focused collection, evoking chapters in the formative years of Nigo – who found much of his early inspiration in the subcultural history of London – while honing the traditional sartorial values proposed in the men’s Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall 2020 collection by Virgil Abloh. A nod to Human Made, the Japanese brand founded by Nigo, a flight jacket features the graphics ‘LV Made’ alongside a Mount Fuji graphic.   A cropped Mod suit adapts and magnifies the Louis Vuitton Damier check. The motif is echoed in a double-faced duffle coat with micro-check lining, while a black fishtail parka morphs values from the dandy and sports wardrobes. Patchworking appears throughout in a meeting between the Louis Vuitton Monogram and the Damier check rendered in denim.   The LV2 patchwork is repeated in bags based on classic Louis Vuitton shapes: the tote, the keepall, and the money bag, adorned with animal charms familiar to the world of Nigo. A formal steel toe-cap derby cements the Mod spirit alongside a tasselled loafer in Monogram. The Damier check is interpreted in an ankle boot in suede Damier, a hiking boot in sporty Damier leather, a shearling boot in blown-up Damier or in denim, and a mule in the same motifs. Rectangular sunglasses feature trunk clip detailing while jewellery carries the LV2 logo.   Nigo is the founder of the brand Human Made. He formerly founded the brand BAPE, and co-founded the brand Billionaire Boys Club.

G-Star RAW releases the new Fall & Winter collection
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G-Star RAW releases the new Fall & Winter collection

Fashion For Fall/Winter’20, G-Star RAW shows their continuous commitment to challenge the industry, representing Hardcore Denim with Denim-on-Denim. This season’s collection highlights the inventive and pioneering nature of the brand, with an expansive set of styles designed for limitless denim combinations, even down to the smallest detail.   With a strong RAW denim focus, this Fall/Winter season is all about transforming utility garments into something new and edgy, looking at uniforms as a sign of rebellion instead of conformity. Using hunting gear, biker outfits and military uniforms as inspiration, G-Star returns to the heart of their design process, taking elements from hero pieces in their world-renowned archive that the brand has been known for since it began in 1989. The brand translates these utility uniforms that have been worn with confidence, into modern designs and styles that express confidence whilst being worn in a non-uniform way.   Still keeping innovation at its core, the G-Star Fall/Winter’20 collection introduces three new denim blueprints: the Stringfield Jeans for Women, the C-Staq Jeans for Women and the Scutar 3D Jeans for Men.   C-STAQ The C-Staq is a new denim hybrid blueprint for women that combines two well-known G-Star blueprints: the D-Staq and Type C jeans. Whilst keeping original features such as the typical D-Staq Chino Pocket, the C-Staq introduces a new Ultra-High Boyfriend fit, which allows the jeans to be worn either high or low depending on the size that is purchased.   SCUTAR 3D SLIM TAPERED   The G-Star Scutar 3D is the new denim blueprint for men and is a modified version of the highly known G-Star Citishield Jeans. Inspired by the motor cycle pants of a dispatch rider, the Scutar features room space at the knee and a worn in look over time whilst still upholding a pristine appearance. For Fall/Winter’20, G-Star RAW shows their continuous commitment to challenge the industry, representing Hardcore Denim with Denim-on-Denim. This season’s collection highlights the inventive and pioneering nature of the brand, with an expansive set of styles designed for limitless denim combinations, even down to the smallest detail.   With a strong RAW denim focus, this Fall/Winter season is all about transforming utility garments into something new and edgy, looking at uniforms as a sign of rebellion instead of conformity. Using hunting gear, biker outfits and military uniforms as inspiration, G-Star returns to the heart of their design process, taking elements from hero pieces in their world-renowned archive that the brand has been known for since it began in 1989. The brand translates these utility uniforms that have been worn with confidence, into modern designs and styles that express confidence whilst being worn in a non-uniform way.   Still keeping innovation at its core, the G-Star Fall/Winter’20 collection introduces three new denim blueprints: the Stringfield Jeans for Women, the C-Staq Jeans for Women and the Scutar 3D Jeans for Men.   C-STAQ The C-Staq is a new denim hybrid blueprint for women that combines two well-known G-Star blueprints: the D-Staq and Type C jeans. Whilst keeping original features such as the typical D-Staq Chino Pocket, the C-Staq introduces a new Ultra-High Boyfriend fit, which allows the jeans to be worn either high or low depending on the size that is purchased.   SCUTAR 3D SLIM TAPERED   The G-Star Scutar 3D is the new denim blueprint for men and is a modified version of the highly known G-Star Citishield Jeans. Inspired by the motor cycle pants of a dispatch rider, the Scutar features room space at the knee and a worn in look over time whilst still upholding a pristine appearance.

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