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Introducing the GUESS Originals Summer 2021 Collection & GUESS Originals KIT Program
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Introducing the GUESS Originals Summer 2021 Collection & GUESS Originals KIT Program

Fashion The Summer 2021 GUESS Originals collection is returning with its newest essentials line coined the GUESS Originals Kit Program.  The program continues to be refreshed seasonally with essential core fits and colors featuring premium fabrics and timeless designs for both men and women.  The GUESS Originals capsule and Kit Program includes the brand division’s most contemporary denim styles and will be available beginning May 20, 2021, in select GUESS retail stores and guess.eu/guess-originals     GUESS Originals Collection   The Summer GUESS Originals Collection for both men and women takes inspiration from the California surf scene and features surf inspired graphics from the archives.  The relaxed California lifestyle inspires the pastel colorsand softer washes in this delivery.  The summer collection feature timeless silhouettes with a fashion-forward approach.   The men’s collection offers an array of tees, tanks, sweat shorts, slim and straight leg denim in light, dark, and black washes. Jogger pants, hoodies and crew neck sweatshirts return in gray, black and white tones and provide a laid-back look to your style.  All denim pieces from the GUESS Originals seasonal offering also feature the iconic triangle logo on the back pocket.   The women’s capsule incorporates a selection of ribbed dresses, tanks and crop tops in pale banana yellow and jet black. Knit sets in the form of button ups, off shoulder long sleeve shirts as well as shorts, top and cardigans provide ultimate comfort to your wardrobe. A two-piece matching crop top and short set in both bandana and daisy prints are the ultimate go-to summer styles that are both lightweight and fashion forward. The denim options are available in the form of cropped mom jeans, high rise, carpenter fit denim and the debut of a retro-inspired wide leg style.    GUESS Originals Kit Program   Each style featured in the GUESS Originals collection pairs back to the core styles offered in the Kit Program.  Each silhouette included in the program emphasizes premium denim and heritage styles from the brand’s design archives. Men’s styles include an updated lightweight terry cloth on the crewnecks and is seen alongside breathable hoodies and shorts made to be worn year-round. The Kit pants are an assortment of elevatedlighttwill cargo pants, light chino khaki woven pants as well as light to dark stonewash denim. The Kit Program also includes chambray shirts and pocket tees for men. The women’s GO Kit Program offers a variety of ribbed tanks, bodysuits, mid-thigh shorts, as well as a light and dark stonewash denim jacket.    Pricing for the GUESS Originals collection + GUESS Originals Kit Program ranges from €29.90 to €99.90 for tops, bottoms, dresses, hats and denim.  The Summer 2021 GUESS Originals collection is returning with its newest essentials line coined the GUESS Originals Kit Program.  The program continues to be refreshed seasonally with essential core fits and colors featuring premium fabrics and timeless designs for both men and women.  The GUESS Originals capsule and Kit Program includes the brand division’s most contemporary denim styles and will be available beginning May 20, 2021, in select GUESS retail stores and guess.eu/guess-originals     GUESS Originals Collection   The Summer GUESS Originals Collection for both men and women takes inspiration from the California surf scene and features surf inspired graphics from the archives.  The relaxed California lifestyle inspires the pastel colorsand softer washes in this delivery.  The summer collection feature timeless silhouettes with a fashion-forward approach.   The men’s collection offers an array of tees, tanks, sweat shorts, slim and straight leg denim in light, dark, and black washes. Jogger pants, hoodies and crew neck sweatshirts return in gray, black and white tones and provide a laid-back look to your style.  All denim pieces from the GUESS Originals seasonal offering also feature the iconic triangle logo on the back pocket.   The women’s capsule incorporates a selection of ribbed dresses, tanks and crop tops in pale banana yellow and jet black. Knit sets in the form of button ups, off shoulder long sleeve shirts as well as shorts, top and cardigans provide ultimate comfort to your wardrobe. A two-piece matching crop top and short set in both bandana and daisy prints are the ultimate go-to summer styles that are both lightweight and fashion forward. The denim options are available in the form of cropped mom jeans, high rise, carpenter fit denim and the debut of a retro-inspired wide leg style.    GUESS Originals Kit Program   Each style featured in the GUESS Originals collection pairs back to the core styles offered in the Kit Program.  Each silhouette included in the program emphasizes premium denim and heritage styles from the brand’s design archives. Men’s styles include an updated lightweight terry cloth on the crewnecks and is seen alongside breathable hoodies and shorts made to be worn year-round. The Kit pants are an assortment of elevatedlighttwill cargo pants, light chino khaki woven pants as well as light to dark stonewash denim. The Kit Program also includes chambray shirts and pocket tees for men. The women’s GO Kit Program offers a variety of ribbed tanks, bodysuits, mid-thigh shorts, as well as a light and dark stonewash denim jacket.    Pricing for the GUESS Originals collection + GUESS Originals Kit Program ranges from €29.90 to €99.90 for tops, bottoms, dresses, hats and denim. 

VERSACE LAUNCHES LA VACANZA MINI CAMPAIGN
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VERSACE LAUNCHES LA VACANZA MINI CAMPAIGN

Fashion Photographed by Camille Summers-Valli   Need a vacation? So do we.   Allow Versace to transport you to the crystal-clear waters and blue skies of Liguria with the brand’s latest mini campaign.     “With this shoot I wanted to create something fun that captures the spirit of a vacation. We all miss travel. We miss the excitement of being somewhere different, of meeting with friends and sharing experiences. These images are about enjoying life and feeling free, they encapsulate that summertime feeling of endless possibilities.” - Donatella Versace   A sequence of imagery and film capture candid moments of a very Versace vacation. Think sun-kissed models, glamourous seaside locations and iconic summer fashion. The brand’s Greca motif is ever-present throughout the series, ensuring the Versace DNA appears front and center. Shot by Camille Summers-Valli, the images highlight an offering of beach essentials, from swimsuits and silk shirts to travel bags and pool towels.   A tongue-in-cheek video diary sees the models recalling how they spent their summer, but flashbacks reveal they’re not quite telling the truth. Playful and optimistic, the series hopes to spread a little Versace glamour this vacation season.   #VersaceLaVacanza   Credits: Chief Creative Officer: Donatella Versace Photographer: Camille Summers-Valli Casting Director: Piergiorgio Del Moro Stylist: Allegra V Beck Hair Stylist: Patti Bussa Make-Up Artist: Luca Cianciolo Talent: Evie Harris, Blésnya Minher, Rozanne Verduin, Simone Bricchi, Lucas Barski, Loic Namigandet Photographed by Camille Summers-Valli   Need a vacation? So do we.   Allow Versace to transport you to the crystal-clear waters and blue skies of Liguria with the brand’s latest mini campaign.     “With this shoot I wanted to create something fun that captures the spirit of a vacation. We all miss travel. We miss the excitement of being somewhere different, of meeting with friends and sharing experiences. These images are about enjoying life and feeling free, they encapsulate that summertime feeling of endless possibilities.” - Donatella Versace   A sequence of imagery and film capture candid moments of a very Versace vacation. Think sun-kissed models, glamourous seaside locations and iconic summer fashion. The brand’s Greca motif is ever-present throughout the series, ensuring the Versace DNA appears front and center. Shot by Camille Summers-Valli, the images highlight an offering of beach essentials, from swimsuits and silk shirts to travel bags and pool towels.   A tongue-in-cheek video diary sees the models recalling how they spent their summer, but flashbacks reveal they’re not quite telling the truth. Playful and optimistic, the series hopes to spread a little Versace glamour this vacation season.   #VersaceLaVacanza   Credits: Chief Creative Officer: Donatella Versace Photographer: Camille Summers-Valli Casting Director: Piergiorgio Del Moro Stylist: Allegra V Beck Hair Stylist: Patti Bussa Make-Up Artist: Luca Cianciolo Talent: Evie Harris, Blésnya Minher, Rozanne Verduin, Simone Bricchi, Lucas Barski, Loic Namigandet

BOSS Introduces the Editorial Fall & Winter 2021 collection
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BOSS Introduces the Editorial Fall & Winter 2021 collection

Fashion Fresh perspectives, new icons, modern mood.   BOSS captures the spirit of Generation Next in a new collection that mixes statement styles and casual silhouettes with consummate ease.   A sense of possibility is in the air, as sporty designs are combined with tailored pieces – a baseball jacket with suit pants for him; slouchy trackpants with a tailored coat for her.   The iconic BOSS suit is transformed from purely professional outfit to everyday fashion staple, reworked in more casual, adaptable iterations for the way we live now.   Part of the collection will be produced as capsule collection, replacing the Runway capsule for BOSS Menswear and Womenswear.   Items will be sold online and in selected stores in the Benelux.   Explore the collection here: https://www.hugoboss.com/nl Fresh perspectives, new icons, modern mood.   BOSS captures the spirit of Generation Next in a new collection that mixes statement styles and casual silhouettes with consummate ease.   A sense of possibility is in the air, as sporty designs are combined with tailored pieces – a baseball jacket with suit pants for him; slouchy trackpants with a tailored coat for her.   The iconic BOSS suit is transformed from purely professional outfit to everyday fashion staple, reworked in more casual, adaptable iterations for the way we live now.   Part of the collection will be produced as capsule collection, replacing the Runway capsule for BOSS Menswear and Womenswear.   Items will be sold online and in selected stores in the Benelux.   Explore the collection here: https://www.hugoboss.com/nl

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Louis Vuitton presents the new sunglasses for 2021
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Louis Vuitton presents the new sunglasses for 2021

Accessories Louis Vuitton unveils its new digital campaign dedicated to eyewear.     The House invited three international, independent, and contemporary talents to portray its new sunglasses collection and embody the many facets of the Louis Vuitton woman. Belgian-Congolese singer-songwriter Lous & the Yakuza wears both a square design with precise, strong angles, as well as a more classic offering, American actor Chloë Grace Moretz embraces a timeless chic model, while South Korean singer-songwriter Somi sports couture sunglasses with their finely crafted jewellery-style temples.   The campaign will be visible across all official Louis Vuitton channels starting 20th May.   Here comes the sun.   Bright days are ahead with the new sunglasses collection from Louis Vuitton, blending design and savoir-faire, innovation and tradition. Boasting exceptional quality and contemporary lines to accent any look, the collection adorns any face, setting it off to perfection. Louis Vuitton unveils its new digital campaign dedicated to eyewear.     The House invited three international, independent, and contemporary talents to portray its new sunglasses collection and embody the many facets of the Louis Vuitton woman. Belgian-Congolese singer-songwriter Lous & the Yakuza wears both a square design with precise, strong angles, as well as a more classic offering, American actor Chloë Grace Moretz embraces a timeless chic model, while South Korean singer-songwriter Somi sports couture sunglasses with their finely crafted jewellery-style temples.   The campaign will be visible across all official Louis Vuitton channels starting 20th May.   Here comes the sun.   Bright days are ahead with the new sunglasses collection from Louis Vuitton, blending design and savoir-faire, innovation and tradition. Boasting exceptional quality and contemporary lines to accent any look, the collection adorns any face, setting it off to perfection.

Supperclub & New Wave launch a brand new high-end streetwear label: SUPPER
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Supperclub & New Wave launch a brand new high-end streetwear label: SUPPER

Fashion In 2018 the Amsterdam-based Mitchell Rahder, Dyllan ter Hoeven and Cameron Cornelia started a new project: New Wave. They founded a brand within a segment of streetwear in which they saw that there was no offer yet, it turned out to be a success. Based on the same shared passion for creating and the ambition to build something from scratch, SUPPER was founded together with Supperclub’s Joeri Salet. Visual artist Roos Dessing was quickly added to this inspired collective and immediately knew her starting point: the collection had to offer a handle in the journey to yourself. It had to be a reflection of time.     With the current zeitgeist in mind, Roos designed the prints, texts and symbols of the collection, which is structured in such a way that everyone can identify with the different layers of the collection, both in terms of style and price range. The collection starts with the BASIC collection, leisure inspired items subtly provided with the SUPPER logo and evolves, through the use of symbolism, texts and prints that refer to the growth that we as human beings go through, through to the Alignment collection. In the latter, the vision of the label and its designer really come together.     SUPPER’s collections are a reflection of the here and now instead of the season, the present time we are in at that moment, a reflection of today. It’s a high-end streetwear label, a unit, a oneness called: SUPPER.      SUPPER is available as of now at www.supperclothing.comand starting June 1st in SUPPER’s Pop-Up store at Berenstraat 22 in Amsterdam. In 2018 the Amsterdam-based Mitchell Rahder, Dyllan ter Hoeven and Cameron Cornelia started a new project: New Wave. They founded a brand within a segment of streetwear in which they saw that there was no offer yet, it turned out to be a success. Based on the same shared passion for creating and the ambition to build something from scratch, SUPPER was founded together with Supperclub’s Joeri Salet. Visual artist Roos Dessing was quickly added to this inspired collective and immediately knew her starting point: the collection had to offer a handle in the journey to yourself. It had to be a reflection of time.     With the current zeitgeist in mind, Roos designed the prints, texts and symbols of the collection, which is structured in such a way that everyone can identify with the different layers of the collection, both in terms of style and price range. The collection starts with the BASIC collection, leisure inspired items subtly provided with the SUPPER logo and evolves, through the use of symbolism, texts and prints that refer to the growth that we as human beings go through, through to the Alignment collection. In the latter, the vision of the label and its designer really come together.     SUPPER’s collections are a reflection of the here and now instead of the season, the present time we are in at that moment, a reflection of today. It’s a high-end streetwear label, a unit, a oneness called: SUPPER.      SUPPER is available as of now at www.supperclothing.comand starting June 1st in SUPPER’s Pop-Up store at Berenstraat 22 in Amsterdam.

GIVENCHY INTRODUCES THE NEW MARSHMALLOW SLIDES
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GIVENCHY INTRODUCES THE NEW MARSHMALLOW SLIDES

Accessories Givenchy is pleased to present the revolutionary new Marshmallow sandal styles for women and men.     First revealed with the designer’s teaser capsule for Spring-Summer 2021, two instantly recognizable Marshmallowdesigns revisit the proportions of a silhouette with sculptural flair, representing a touchstone in the new era Matthew M. Williams is defining at the Parisian heritage house.     Building on the Creative Director’s love for exceptional, distinctive footwear, the Marshmallow fuses innovation with extreme lightness and comfort. Molded in an ultra- modern //EVA// thermoplastic resin, these monochrome slides push classic design into futuristic territory with two newshapes — a women’s wedge and a universal flat — that also star in Givenchy’s spring advertising campaign.     The assertive yet minimalist women’s wedge combines a flattering, elongated silhouette with a cushioned sole discreetly embossed with the House’s 4G emblem for a sporty urban attitude.     With its equally architectural lines and chunky, ergonomicsole, the universal Marshmallow flat slide marks the House’s first gender-inclusive footwear design and brings a playful, carefree attitude to relaxed and formal looks alike.     The Marshmallow wedge and slides are available in-store. Givenchy is pleased to present the revolutionary new Marshmallow sandal styles for women and men.     First revealed with the designer’s teaser capsule for Spring-Summer 2021, two instantly recognizable Marshmallowdesigns revisit the proportions of a silhouette with sculptural flair, representing a touchstone in the new era Matthew M. Williams is defining at the Parisian heritage house.     Building on the Creative Director’s love for exceptional, distinctive footwear, the Marshmallow fuses innovation with extreme lightness and comfort. Molded in an ultra- modern //EVA// thermoplastic resin, these monochrome slides push classic design into futuristic territory with two newshapes — a women’s wedge and a universal flat — that also star in Givenchy’s spring advertising campaign.     The assertive yet minimalist women’s wedge combines a flattering, elongated silhouette with a cushioned sole discreetly embossed with the House’s 4G emblem for a sporty urban attitude.     With its equally architectural lines and chunky, ergonomicsole, the universal Marshmallow flat slide marks the House’s first gender-inclusive footwear design and brings a playful, carefree attitude to relaxed and formal looks alike.     The Marshmallow wedge and slides are available in-store.

Exclusive still life editorial
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Exclusive still life editorial

Accessories Exclusive new digital editorial, captured by AM+PM STUDIO.   Photographers AM+PM Studio Fashion Editor Victor Vergara Set Design Pierre Vaillant Assistant Set Design Mélina Bourboulou Editor Timotej Letonja Exclusive new digital editorial, captured by AM+PM STUDIO.   Photographers AM+PM Studio Fashion Editor Victor Vergara Set Design Pierre Vaillant Assistant Set Design Mélina Bourboulou Editor Timotej Letonja

C.P. COMPANY & PATTA COLLABORATION
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C.P. COMPANY & PATTA COLLABORATION

Fashion The third chapter of C.P. Company Anniversary is dedicated to one of the most succesful moments of its contemporary story: the collaboration with the Dutch streetwear brand Patta.   In 2019, the two brands created a practical and visually enticing capsule collection which combined C.P. Company expertise on garment dyeing and technical fabrics with Patta’s continuous exploration of culture and streetwear, the collaboration resulting in a full-look collection where form follows function.   The collaboration has been a near perfect design process characterized by total respect on both sides – a true collaboration between two equal partners, if not kindred spirits. Throughout the process, Patta & C.P. Company were searching for something new that enriched both entities and elevated existing garments and accessories.   It was perfect for both brands to collaborate as C.P. Company “street culture is so tied into sportswear”. This is why, the alliance has come together again to celebrate 50 years of C.P. Company forward thinking design ethos that has cemented their places as “the father of all sportswear”.   Patta’s iconic tracksuit has taken on the iconic pocket from CP Company’s Signature Mille Goggle Jacket to create a brand-new capsule which marries the timeless Patta silhouette with the features that made C.P. Company an industry staple with sportswear.     Available via: 50.cpcompany.com and patta.nl The third chapter of C.P. Company Anniversary is dedicated to one of the most succesful moments of its contemporary story: the collaboration with the Dutch streetwear brand Patta.   In 2019, the two brands created a practical and visually enticing capsule collection which combined C.P. Company expertise on garment dyeing and technical fabrics with Patta’s continuous exploration of culture and streetwear, the collaboration resulting in a full-look collection where form follows function.   The collaboration has been a near perfect design process characterized by total respect on both sides – a true collaboration between two equal partners, if not kindred spirits. Throughout the process, Patta & C.P. Company were searching for something new that enriched both entities and elevated existing garments and accessories.   It was perfect for both brands to collaborate as C.P. Company “street culture is so tied into sportswear”. This is why, the alliance has come together again to celebrate 50 years of C.P. Company forward thinking design ethos that has cemented their places as “the father of all sportswear”.   Patta’s iconic tracksuit has taken on the iconic pocket from CP Company’s Signature Mille Goggle Jacket to create a brand-new capsule which marries the timeless Patta silhouette with the features that made C.P. Company an industry staple with sportswear.     Available via: 50.cpcompany.com and patta.nl

Introducing RUKSAG
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Introducing RUKSAG

Accessories Marko Cerketa, designer and founder of this brand, is constantly researching new forms and materials, and the fact that he has premiered all collections at the Paris Fashion Week @ Lakic showroom for the last five years speaks for itself.    Ruksag label, which has been researching in the field of high-quality leather accessories for years, returns in 2021 with a new collection called Ruksag Edition 21.   The signature of the brand, which is recognizable by its interesting forms and very impressive visual approach, brings something completely new this time as well. The collaboration with Filip Koludrović, a prominent young photographer, already with a rich international experience, really justifies that on the visual identity this year.   The Ruksag Edition 21 collection is made in black and white, mostly from abrasivato leather, which is characterized very dark elegant look. The collection is dominated by accessories intended for a faster lifestyle, practical small bags, of different shapes, for different occasions. Each piece has carefully designed details, which complete the philosophy of Ruksag.     Explore their new collection here: https://ruksag.com Marko Cerketa, designer and founder of this brand, is constantly researching new forms and materials, and the fact that he has premiered all collections at the Paris Fashion Week @ Lakic showroom for the last five years speaks for itself.    Ruksag label, which has been researching in the field of high-quality leather accessories for years, returns in 2021 with a new collection called Ruksag Edition 21.   The signature of the brand, which is recognizable by its interesting forms and very impressive visual approach, brings something completely new this time as well. The collaboration with Filip Koludrović, a prominent young photographer, already with a rich international experience, really justifies that on the visual identity this year.   The Ruksag Edition 21 collection is made in black and white, mostly from abrasivato leather, which is characterized very dark elegant look. The collection is dominated by accessories intended for a faster lifestyle, practical small bags, of different shapes, for different occasions. Each piece has carefully designed details, which complete the philosophy of Ruksag.     Explore their new collection here: https://ruksag.com

GUCCI GARDEN ARCHETYPES + GUCCI GARDEN LIMITED EDITION FRAGRANCE THE ALCHEMISTS GARDEN
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GUCCI GARDEN ARCHETYPES + GUCCI GARDEN LIMITED EDITION FRAGRANCE THE ALCHEMISTS GARDEN

Exhibition On the 100th anniversary of the founding of Gucci, comes to Florence Gucci Garden Archetypes, an immersive multimedia experience that explores and celebrates the House’s creative vision.     An archetype is the original form from which all copies are made, never able to be recreated in itself, and every Gucci campaign speaks of a unique and unrepeatable moment – expressing the spirit of each collection, while reflecting the inclusive philosophy, liberated and audacious of Creative Director Alessandro Michele.     From Tokyo to Los Angeles, and from Northern Soul to May 68, the exhibition features mythical ark-builders, intergalactic explorers, horses, dancers, angels, and aliens all making appearances in this expansive exploration of Alessandro Michele's kaleidoscopic vision. Gucci Garden Archetypes delves into the multifarious inspirations from the music, art, travel and pop culture spheres that resonate through Gucci’s campaigns.     "I thought it was interesting to accompany people in these first six years of adventure, inviting them to cross the imaginary, the narrative, the unexpected, the glitter. So, I created a playground of emotions that are the same as in the campaigns, because they are the most explicit journey into my imagery, " says Alessandro Michele, curator of the exhibition.     Cutting-edge technology, elaborate hand-crafting and innovative interior design create a sequence of distinct, immersive worlds, designed by Archivio Personale, the design studio that has transformed Alessandro Michele's vision into narrative spaces reflecting and enhancing the uniqueness of his aesthetics. Accessed via what appears to be a behind-the-scenes operations center, visitors first get a split-screen live view of the exhibition they are about to enter. Inside, a network of themed spaces and corridors bring the intricate world-building of 15 Gucci campaigns to life.   Gucci Beauty’s lipstick campaign for the ‘bold, bright and beautiful’ is transformed into a multi-screen extravaganza, in which we are dazzled from multiple angles by the now-famous smile belonging to punk singer Dani Miller that has overthrown  beauty conventions in the cosmetic industry.   Viewers also enter the scented floral paradise of Gucci Bloom, a hidden imaginary garden becomes a place of freedom for the three stars of the campaign – actress Dakota Johnson, feminist artist and photographer Petra Collins, and actress, model and trans woman Hari Nef. Charismatic and unconventional, this trio collectively ushered in Alessandro Michele's new, inclusive vision of modern femininity.   In one room, a circular projection creates the immersive sensation of being out ‘on the floor’ with the exuberant dancers of Pre-Fall 2017, with its pioneering casting of an all-black ensemble, in what Michele described as a ‘homage to the elegance of black culture’,  by putting it in the foreground. , this  campaign responded to the need for a better representation of the Black community in the fashion industry.    Pre-Fall 2018’s homage to the Parisian youth of ‘May 68’ on the 50th anniversary is evoked by a graffitied stairway that connects the two floors of the space. For Spring Summer 2018, interdisciplinary artist Ignasi Monreal created in almost 900 hours of painstaking work, a giant hand-painted mural that covers the walls and ceiling. Elsewhere, 150,000 shimmering sequins blanket the walls in a dazzling reimagining of Fall Winter 2016 campaign, a trip through Tokyo, while a museum-style diorama provides a guide to the creatures, aliens and explorers of the Fall Winter 2017 campaign’s trip to outer space.   The obsessive collections of Fall Winter 2018 campaign fill one space from floor to ceiling, as visitors are surrounded with shelves stacked with thousands of cased butterflies, as well as hundreds of cuckoo clocks, colorful wigs and sneakers. Guests can also find themselves in the 80s nightclub bathroom of the Berlin-set Spring Summer 2016 campaign, and behind the scenes in the sprawling modernist villa that hosted the Cruise 2020 campaign ‘party of the century’.   Visitors can even enter a mirrored labyrinth to go inside a stately home like the one at the heart of the Cruise 2016 campaign, take a trip through the breathtakingly world of Cruise 2019’s epic community of ark-builders, and ride on an LA subway carriage like the one that made an appearance back in the Fall Winter 2015 campaign, the first by Alessandro Michele.   The Gucci Garden Archetypes catalog will be the continuation of this journey into the imagination of Alessandro Michele – a true inventory of the creativity on display and a collection of images and surprises, complemented by original texts by personalities of the cultural scene including art critic Achille Bonito Oliva, philosopher Emanuele Coccia, artist and researcher Anna Franceschini, curator Antwaun Sargent, and sustainability and culture advisor Shaway Yeh.   Coherently with Gucci’s explorations of the digital realms, a virtual tour will also be available online, giving the possibility to visit the exhibition. Stepping further down this path, envisioning dialogues melding physical and virtual environments, the House has once again partnered with the global online platform Roblox – bringing in their metaverse a captivating Gucci Garden shared experience that will open its doors on May 17, for two weeks only.  As visitors explore this virtual gallery freely inspired by the Gucci campaigns exhibited, the digital avatars transform into mannequins absorbing elements of the exhibition, turning themselves into unique digital artworks.   On the 100th anniversary of the founding of Gucci, comes to Florence Gucci Garden Archetypes, an immersive multimedia experience that explores and celebrates the House’s creative vision.     An archetype is the original form from which all copies are made, never able to be recreated in itself, and every Gucci campaign speaks of a unique and unrepeatable moment – expressing the spirit of each collection, while reflecting the inclusive philosophy, liberated and audacious of Creative Director Alessandro Michele.     From Tokyo to Los Angeles, and from Northern Soul to May 68, the exhibition features mythical ark-builders, intergalactic explorers, horses, dancers, angels, and aliens all making appearances in this expansive exploration of Alessandro Michele's kaleidoscopic vision. Gucci Garden Archetypes delves into the multifarious inspirations from the music, art, travel and pop culture spheres that resonate through Gucci’s campaigns.     "I thought it was interesting to accompany people in these first six years of adventure, inviting them to cross the imaginary, the narrative, the unexpected, the glitter. So, I created a playground of emotions that are the same as in the campaigns, because they are the most explicit journey into my imagery, " says Alessandro Michele, curator of the exhibition.     Cutting-edge technology, elaborate hand-crafting and innovative interior design create a sequence of distinct, immersive worlds, designed by Archivio Personale, the design studio that has transformed Alessandro Michele's vision into narrative spaces reflecting and enhancing the uniqueness of his aesthetics. Accessed via what appears to be a behind-the-scenes operations center, visitors first get a split-screen live view of the exhibition they are about to enter. Inside, a network of themed spaces and corridors bring the intricate world-building of 15 Gucci campaigns to life.   Gucci Beauty’s lipstick campaign for the ‘bold, bright and beautiful’ is transformed into a multi-screen extravaganza, in which we are dazzled from multiple angles by the now-famous smile belonging to punk singer Dani Miller that has overthrown  beauty conventions in the cosmetic industry.   Viewers also enter the scented floral paradise of Gucci Bloom, a hidden imaginary garden becomes a place of freedom for the three stars of the campaign – actress Dakota Johnson, feminist artist and photographer Petra Collins, and actress, model and trans woman Hari Nef. Charismatic and unconventional, this trio collectively ushered in Alessandro Michele's new, inclusive vision of modern femininity.   In one room, a circular projection creates the immersive sensation of being out ‘on the floor’ with the exuberant dancers of Pre-Fall 2017, with its pioneering casting of an all-black ensemble, in what Michele described as a ‘homage to the elegance of black culture’,  by putting it in the foreground. , this  campaign responded to the need for a better representation of the Black community in the fashion industry.    Pre-Fall 2018’s homage to the Parisian youth of ‘May 68’ on the 50th anniversary is evoked by a graffitied stairway that connects the two floors of the space. For Spring Summer 2018, interdisciplinary artist Ignasi Monreal created in almost 900 hours of painstaking work, a giant hand-painted mural that covers the walls and ceiling. Elsewhere, 150,000 shimmering sequins blanket the walls in a dazzling reimagining of Fall Winter 2016 campaign, a trip through Tokyo, while a museum-style diorama provides a guide to the creatures, aliens and explorers of the Fall Winter 2017 campaign’s trip to outer space.   The obsessive collections of Fall Winter 2018 campaign fill one space from floor to ceiling, as visitors are surrounded with shelves stacked with thousands of cased butterflies, as well as hundreds of cuckoo clocks, colorful wigs and sneakers. Guests can also find themselves in the 80s nightclub bathroom of the Berlin-set Spring Summer 2016 campaign, and behind the scenes in the sprawling modernist villa that hosted the Cruise 2020 campaign ‘party of the century’.   Visitors can even enter a mirrored labyrinth to go inside a stately home like the one at the heart of the Cruise 2016 campaign, take a trip through the breathtakingly world of Cruise 2019’s epic community of ark-builders, and ride on an LA subway carriage like the one that made an appearance back in the Fall Winter 2015 campaign, the first by Alessandro Michele.   The Gucci Garden Archetypes catalog will be the continuation of this journey into the imagination of Alessandro Michele – a true inventory of the creativity on display and a collection of images and surprises, complemented by original texts by personalities of the cultural scene including art critic Achille Bonito Oliva, philosopher Emanuele Coccia, artist and researcher Anna Franceschini, curator Antwaun Sargent, and sustainability and culture advisor Shaway Yeh.   Coherently with Gucci’s explorations of the digital realms, a virtual tour will also be available online, giving the possibility to visit the exhibition. Stepping further down this path, envisioning dialogues melding physical and virtual environments, the House has once again partnered with the global online platform Roblox – bringing in their metaverse a captivating Gucci Garden shared experience that will open its doors on May 17, for two weeks only.  As visitors explore this virtual gallery freely inspired by the Gucci campaigns exhibited, the digital avatars transform into mannequins absorbing elements of the exhibition, turning themselves into unique digital artworks.  

Vans Celebrates Free and Creative Expression this Pride Month by Amplifying the Stories and Mission of the LGBTQ+ Community
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Vans Celebrates Free and Creative Expression this Pride Month by Amplifying the Stories and Mission of the LGBTQ+ Community

Design Vans is donating a total of $200,000 USD to GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal and Tokyo Rainbow Pride Organizations.   Since 1966, Vans’ brand purpose has been to enable creative expression for fans around the world, regardless of where you come from, the color of your skin or who you love. Vans recognizes the Pride movement as an inspiring global moment of authentic self-expression, and proudly celebrates the empowering spirit and identities of the LGBTQ+ community.   To celebrate Pride 2021, Vans will be donating a total of $200,000 USD to four organizations from around the world including GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal and Tokyo Rainbow Pride to support and uplift their personal stories and mission.   Pride is celebrated worldwide as a cultural moment for all to stand united in celebration of the tremendous impact for the LGBTQ+ community has brought to society. Vans is committed to advocating for support of the LGBTQ+ community year-round as a driving philosophy towards equality and progression.   With a global approach in mind, Vans selected four organizations who continue to champion equality, safety and education amongst the LGBTQ+ community worldwide.   Vans Americas will donate to GLSEN, an organization that works to cultivate a safe and supportive school environment for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Vans will highlight the stories and narratives of their local ambassadors including Get Lit poet, Tyris Winter, painter, designer and printmaker, Mich Miller, skateboarder, photographer and creative director, Samuel McGuire, singer and songwriter, Serena Isioma, and more to highlight the relationship between creativity, identity and community.   Vans Americas will also give back to Casa 1, an organization that seeks to promote structural changes by providing safe shelter and access to culture, education and health resources for the LGBTQ+ community.   Vans Europe will partner with Where Love is Illegal, a project by Witness Change, that shares personal testimonials of survival from the LGBTQ+ community to help connect people, transform opinions and support real change. Vans and Where Love is Illegal will partner with local artists from the LGBTQ+ community to design 45 windows across Europe inspired by the testimonials from the organization. Vans Family members in Europe will also be able to connect with Where Love is Illegal, through an in-app donation initiative, For every 100 points donated, Vans will convert it into a €10 donation which will go straight to the partner.   Vans Asia-Pacific region will partner with Tokyo Rainbow Pride as part of their 2021 “Raise Your Voice. Change The World” digital activation that aims to build awareness and policy change so that all genders, races and beliefs can be equal. Vans Pride storytelling and activations around the world will kick off throughout May and June.        Inspired by the LGBTQ+ community and the spirit of creative self-expression, Vans will release a footwear and apparel collection that is designed to support a more equal and inclusive society this May. Vans Classic silhouettes including the Classic Slip-On, Era, Sk8-Mid and UltraRange, will reinterpret the iconic rainbow checkerboard pattern through repeat print executions, all-over patterns and mixed material patchwork applications. The Pride assortment includes accompanying apparel and accessories. “When I was younger, I was so scared to merge my queer life and my skate life, and to see the two crashing into each other in such a beautiful and organic way is cool,” said skateboarder and campaign photographer, Samuel McGuire who grew up skating in Vans. “To work with a brand that is involved in the queer community and that was so influential in my life is a dream come true.”     The Vans Pride collection is on-sale now at select Vans stores and online at Vans.com. Learn more about our charity partners at Vans.com/pride. Vans is donating a total of $200,000 USD to GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal and Tokyo Rainbow Pride Organizations.   Since 1966, Vans’ brand purpose has been to enable creative expression for fans around the world, regardless of where you come from, the color of your skin or who you love. Vans recognizes the Pride movement as an inspiring global moment of authentic self-expression, and proudly celebrates the empowering spirit and identities of the LGBTQ+ community.   To celebrate Pride 2021, Vans will be donating a total of $200,000 USD to four organizations from around the world including GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal and Tokyo Rainbow Pride to support and uplift their personal stories and mission.   Pride is celebrated worldwide as a cultural moment for all to stand united in celebration of the tremendous impact for the LGBTQ+ community has brought to society. Vans is committed to advocating for support of the LGBTQ+ community year-round as a driving philosophy towards equality and progression.   With a global approach in mind, Vans selected four organizations who continue to champion equality, safety and education amongst the LGBTQ+ community worldwide.   Vans Americas will donate to GLSEN, an organization that works to cultivate a safe and supportive school environment for all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Vans will highlight the stories and narratives of their local ambassadors including Get Lit poet, Tyris Winter, painter, designer and printmaker, Mich Miller, skateboarder, photographer and creative director, Samuel McGuire, singer and songwriter, Serena Isioma, and more to highlight the relationship between creativity, identity and community.   Vans Americas will also give back to Casa 1, an organization that seeks to promote structural changes by providing safe shelter and access to culture, education and health resources for the LGBTQ+ community.   Vans Europe will partner with Where Love is Illegal, a project by Witness Change, that shares personal testimonials of survival from the LGBTQ+ community to help connect people, transform opinions and support real change. Vans and Where Love is Illegal will partner with local artists from the LGBTQ+ community to design 45 windows across Europe inspired by the testimonials from the organization. Vans Family members in Europe will also be able to connect with Where Love is Illegal, through an in-app donation initiative, For every 100 points donated, Vans will convert it into a €10 donation which will go straight to the partner.   Vans Asia-Pacific region will partner with Tokyo Rainbow Pride as part of their 2021 “Raise Your Voice. Change The World” digital activation that aims to build awareness and policy change so that all genders, races and beliefs can be equal. Vans Pride storytelling and activations around the world will kick off throughout May and June.        Inspired by the LGBTQ+ community and the spirit of creative self-expression, Vans will release a footwear and apparel collection that is designed to support a more equal and inclusive society this May. Vans Classic silhouettes including the Classic Slip-On, Era, Sk8-Mid and UltraRange, will reinterpret the iconic rainbow checkerboard pattern through repeat print executions, all-over patterns and mixed material patchwork applications. The Pride assortment includes accompanying apparel and accessories. “When I was younger, I was so scared to merge my queer life and my skate life, and to see the two crashing into each other in such a beautiful and organic way is cool,” said skateboarder and campaign photographer, Samuel McGuire who grew up skating in Vans. “To work with a brand that is involved in the queer community and that was so influential in my life is a dream come true.”     The Vans Pride collection is on-sale now at select Vans stores and online at Vans.com. Learn more about our charity partners at Vans.com/pride.

Alexander McQueen presents the incredible Womenswear  Pre Fall 2021 collection
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Alexander McQueen presents the incredible Womenswear Pre Fall 2021 collection

Fashion Inspiration behind the collection:   A continued focus on silhouette. Saturated colour, papercut prints and hybrids. A study of clothing and of character: portraits.     About the bags from the collection: The Curve bag in black, ivory and chrome green and red and pink leather and in black, ivory and chrome green leather. The Bundle drawstring bag in chrome green, ultramarine and black polyfaille trimmed with leather. The Short Story in khaki with black leather detailing and in ivory. The Jewelled Satchel in black, red and ultramarine leather, powder blue croc stamped leather, studded black leather and ivory leather embossed with a love bird motif. The Sculptural Jewelled Satchel in red, ultramarine and navy leather. The Four-Ring Clutch in chrome green Perspex.   About the shoes from the collection: Wander Chelsea boots in black leather with elasticated sides and ared rubber soles. The Wander loafer in black leather with ared rubber soles. Knee-high Tread Slick boots in black leather with elasticated sides and combat soles. Tread sandals in black and chrome green with web straps.     About the jewellery from the collection: Jewellery including multi-hoop ear hooks, rings and stacked bracelets engraved with oral and seasonal motifs including hearts, doves and the sun in antique silver metal. Asymmetrical drop earrings in antique silver metal with glass stones in jet, red and ultramarine. Stone emblem necklaces in antique silver metal with oversized pendants featuring doves and hearts and coloured glass stones.   alexandermcqueen.com Inspiration behind the collection:   A continued focus on silhouette. Saturated colour, papercut prints and hybrids. A study of clothing and of character: portraits.     About the bags from the collection: The Curve bag in black, ivory and chrome green and red and pink leather and in black, ivory and chrome green leather. The Bundle drawstring bag in chrome green, ultramarine and black polyfaille trimmed with leather. The Short Story in khaki with black leather detailing and in ivory. The Jewelled Satchel in black, red and ultramarine leather, powder blue croc stamped leather, studded black leather and ivory leather embossed with a love bird motif. The Sculptural Jewelled Satchel in red, ultramarine and navy leather. The Four-Ring Clutch in chrome green Perspex.   About the shoes from the collection: Wander Chelsea boots in black leather with elasticated sides and ared rubber soles. The Wander loafer in black leather with ared rubber soles. Knee-high Tread Slick boots in black leather with elasticated sides and combat soles. Tread sandals in black and chrome green with web straps.     About the jewellery from the collection: Jewellery including multi-hoop ear hooks, rings and stacked bracelets engraved with oral and seasonal motifs including hearts, doves and the sun in antique silver metal. Asymmetrical drop earrings in antique silver metal with glass stones in jet, red and ultramarine. Stone emblem necklaces in antique silver metal with oversized pendants featuring doves and hearts and coloured glass stones.   alexandermcqueen.com

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