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Acne Studios presents the Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection
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Acne Studios presents the Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection

Fashion Exploring the 'chosen family’, the Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection transcends tradition by embracing kinship — through common values, interests and creativity. Shot by photographer Roe Ethridge, the images spotlight this concept by featuring French bands Nyokô Bokbaë and Faire, as well as a group of environmentalists and a trio of artists who are best friends. The playful and unisex garments, shoes and accessories have touches of vintage sportswear, 00s streetwear and worn-out workwear throughout. Over two drops, the iconic Face motif patch features in different guises in distinct ‘stories’, or families.     Drop 1 – “Basketball” & “Dazzle”, 6 May Featuring: French band Faire and artist trio Meme, Nini and Tavi   The first drop revolves around “Basketball” with a puffed basketball or contrast stitch Face motif patch. Soft, woven bleached checks, multicolour mesh, striped ribbing and jersey in powder pink, navy, yellow, purple, grey melange and bottle green take the form of a flannel coach jacket, shirt and shorts, marl sweatpants, hoodies and t-shirts, plus sport jersey-inspired tops and flannel-printed sneakers, bucket hat and tote bag. Also, within this drop is “Dazzle”, with rhinestone-embellished Face motif patches, embroidered patches and ultrasonic Face quilting. Shiny satin, jersey, fleece and blown-up diamond prints in subtle cream, beige, black and browns punctuated by jade green make the most of an updated varsity jacket, overshirt, sweatshirts, t- shirts, bucket hat and tote bag.     Drop 2 – “Bizzarro World Tour” & “Pop”, 8 July Featuring: French band Nyokô Bokbaë and environmentalists Jane, Lea and Polyka   The second drop sees “Bizzarro World Tour” with a stencil-sprayed or washed leather Face motif patch. Stonewashed cotton, metallic rivets, intarsia lambswool knits, crisp poplin and twisted logo spellings in faded peach, bright blue, mandarin orange, beige and black are made into workwear jackets, trousers and shorts, short-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts and t-shirts, plus ballcaps, beanies, headbands, duffel bags and socks. The drop then phases into “Pop”, with its vibrant yellow and black Face motif patch, embroidered patches and intarsia knit logo.     Sustainability   Following Acne Studios’ ambition to incrementally use a higher share of preferred materials in its collections, 90% of Face collection FW21 is sustainably sourced. For example, all jersey and fleece cotton is organically grown, all knitwear is certified according to Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) and all bags are made of recycled polyester.      The first drop of the FW21 Face collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 6 May, and the second drop from 8 July. Exploring the 'chosen family’, the Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection transcends tradition by embracing kinship — through common values, interests and creativity. Shot by photographer Roe Ethridge, the images spotlight this concept by featuring French bands Nyokô Bokbaë and Faire, as well as a group of environmentalists and a trio of artists who are best friends. The playful and unisex garments, shoes and accessories have touches of vintage sportswear, 00s streetwear and worn-out workwear throughout. Over two drops, the iconic Face motif patch features in different guises in distinct ‘stories’, or families.     Drop 1 – “Basketball” & “Dazzle”, 6 May Featuring: French band Faire and artist trio Meme, Nini and Tavi   The first drop revolves around “Basketball” with a puffed basketball or contrast stitch Face motif patch. Soft, woven bleached checks, multicolour mesh, striped ribbing and jersey in powder pink, navy, yellow, purple, grey melange and bottle green take the form of a flannel coach jacket, shirt and shorts, marl sweatpants, hoodies and t-shirts, plus sport jersey-inspired tops and flannel-printed sneakers, bucket hat and tote bag. Also, within this drop is “Dazzle”, with rhinestone-embellished Face motif patches, embroidered patches and ultrasonic Face quilting. Shiny satin, jersey, fleece and blown-up diamond prints in subtle cream, beige, black and browns punctuated by jade green make the most of an updated varsity jacket, overshirt, sweatshirts, t- shirts, bucket hat and tote bag.     Drop 2 – “Bizzarro World Tour” & “Pop”, 8 July Featuring: French band Nyokô Bokbaë and environmentalists Jane, Lea and Polyka   The second drop sees “Bizzarro World Tour” with a stencil-sprayed or washed leather Face motif patch. Stonewashed cotton, metallic rivets, intarsia lambswool knits, crisp poplin and twisted logo spellings in faded peach, bright blue, mandarin orange, beige and black are made into workwear jackets, trousers and shorts, short-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts and t-shirts, plus ballcaps, beanies, headbands, duffel bags and socks. The drop then phases into “Pop”, with its vibrant yellow and black Face motif patch, embroidered patches and intarsia knit logo.     Sustainability   Following Acne Studios’ ambition to incrementally use a higher share of preferred materials in its collections, 90% of Face collection FW21 is sustainably sourced. For example, all jersey and fleece cotton is organically grown, all knitwear is certified according to Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) and all bags are made of recycled polyester.      The first drop of the FW21 Face collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com from 6 May, and the second drop from 8 July.

RECENTLY REFRESHED X BANK IS THE CREATIVE HUB FOR DUTCH DESIGN
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RECENTLY REFRESHED X BANK IS THE CREATIVE HUB FOR DUTCH DESIGN

Things to do THE CONCEPT STORE INTRODUCES NEW DESIGNERS, FEATURES, AND EXHIBITIONS      X BANK, the place to be for Dutch art, fashion, and design, has undergone a true metamorphosis. The concept store has moved and offers a (new) stage to prominent Dutch designers. For years, X BANK has been a creative platform where young talent and established names from the Netherlands have the opportunity to show their work to the general public. Although the shops were closed for a while, the search for new designers, projects, and exhibitions continued as usual. New talents and brands such as Casper Braat, Skua Studio, and Iris Maree can be found in an entirely new shopping experience in the heart of Amsterdam.     Moving in:   X BANK has recently moved to around 200 m2 on the ground floor in the building at Spuistraat 172, so there is a direct connection to the energetic capital, and shopping in this leading concept store has become more accessible. The enthusiastic X BANK team is ready to welcome visitors.     New names:   A renewed look also includes a list of new names for the repertoire, such as Studio Drift, Youngblood Jewelry, Casper Braat, Skua Studio, and NISSUE have been added to the list. There are also new features, such as a perfume bar, where a new brand has been introduced: Salle Privée. In addition, a wall-mounted LP player from Wheel By Miniot provides pleasant music while shopping. In the "vinyl corner", visitors can immerse themselves in all the LPs ranging from Motown classics to recent pop hits - which are also available for purchase.     Exhibitions:   Since the dawn of X BANK, the location has been a destination for contemporary art and various art exhibitions, which vary every 3 to 4 months. Even right now there is a work on display: Xblue collection by Jackie Sleper, specially made for the renewed X BANK. In addition, the Tiger by Iwan Smit and Du Coin Wall Art by Agnes van der Hoek can be admired.     About X BANK:   Situated in the city center of Amsterdam, X BANK is the stage for influential, promising, and established Dutch designers. X BANK is an eclectic shop, exhibition space, gallery, and meeting place for everyone with an interest in leading fashion, design, and art. X BANK is part of Sircle Collection. More information can be found via the website or Instagram page.     X BANK is located at Spuistraat 172, Amsterdam, and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.   THE CONCEPT STORE INTRODUCES NEW DESIGNERS, FEATURES, AND EXHIBITIONS      X BANK, the place to be for Dutch art, fashion, and design, has undergone a true metamorphosis. The concept store has moved and offers a (new) stage to prominent Dutch designers. For years, X BANK has been a creative platform where young talent and established names from the Netherlands have the opportunity to show their work to the general public. Although the shops were closed for a while, the search for new designers, projects, and exhibitions continued as usual. New talents and brands such as Casper Braat, Skua Studio, and Iris Maree can be found in an entirely new shopping experience in the heart of Amsterdam.     Moving in:   X BANK has recently moved to around 200 m2 on the ground floor in the building at Spuistraat 172, so there is a direct connection to the energetic capital, and shopping in this leading concept store has become more accessible. The enthusiastic X BANK team is ready to welcome visitors.     New names:   A renewed look also includes a list of new names for the repertoire, such as Studio Drift, Youngblood Jewelry, Casper Braat, Skua Studio, and NISSUE have been added to the list. There are also new features, such as a perfume bar, where a new brand has been introduced: Salle Privée. In addition, a wall-mounted LP player from Wheel By Miniot provides pleasant music while shopping. In the "vinyl corner", visitors can immerse themselves in all the LPs ranging from Motown classics to recent pop hits - which are also available for purchase.     Exhibitions:   Since the dawn of X BANK, the location has been a destination for contemporary art and various art exhibitions, which vary every 3 to 4 months. Even right now there is a work on display: Xblue collection by Jackie Sleper, specially made for the renewed X BANK. In addition, the Tiger by Iwan Smit and Du Coin Wall Art by Agnes van der Hoek can be admired.     About X BANK:   Situated in the city center of Amsterdam, X BANK is the stage for influential, promising, and established Dutch designers. X BANK is an eclectic shop, exhibition space, gallery, and meeting place for everyone with an interest in leading fashion, design, and art. X BANK is part of Sircle Collection. More information can be found via the website or Instagram page.     X BANK is located at Spuistraat 172, Amsterdam, and is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  

CHANEL presents the new beautiful Cruise 2021/22 collection
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CHANEL presents the new beautiful Cruise 2021/22 collection

Fashion   It was under the sign of Jean Cocteau that Virginie Viard began to think about the CHANEL Cruise 2021/22 collection: "Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau, and I love the film Testament of Orpheus. In particular this magnificent scene: a man with a black horse's head descends into the Carrières de Lumières, his silhouette cut out against the very white walls". Destination: the Carrières de Lumières, in Les Baux-de-Provence, for a highly graphic show, "because the simplicity, the precision and the poetry of Cocteau's film made me want to create a very clean collection, with a very distinct two-tone, made up of bright white and deep black". Nothing better to capture and reflect the light, so loved by Cocteau and Chanel, than these contrasts between the radiant whiteness of a long shirt-dress and black macramé capes, between a white tweed jacket embroidered with lucky charms and a black dress in velvet and leather. "Echoing the extreme modernity of Cocteau's film, I wanted something quite rock. Lots of fringes, in leather, beads and sequins, t-shirts bearing the face of the model Lola Nicon like a rock star, worn with tweed suits trimmed with wide braids, and pointed silver Mary-Janes. A look that recalls as much the modernity of the sixties as that of punk...". It was in Gabrielle Chanel's recently restored apartment at 31 rue Cambon that Inez & Vinoodh photographed six outfits for the press kit. "Because it was there that Gabrielle Chanel housed her favourite bestiary, her lions, female sphinxes, but also deer, which are printed, along with other symbols of the House, on a long negligee-style dress in pink-beige and black crêpe. It was also in this apartment that she received her close friends, including Jean Cocteau," concludes Virginie Viard. "Ultimately, through her friendships, it is Chanel, the woman, that I love more and more: her life gives us access to characters just as extraordinary as herself.”    #CHANELCruise   It was under the sign of Jean Cocteau that Virginie Viard began to think about the CHANEL Cruise 2021/22 collection: "Because Gabrielle Chanel was close to Cocteau, and I love the film Testament of Orpheus. In particular this magnificent scene: a man with a black horse's head descends into the Carrières de Lumières, his silhouette cut out against the very white walls". Destination: the Carrières de Lumières, in Les Baux-de-Provence, for a highly graphic show, "because the simplicity, the precision and the poetry of Cocteau's film made me want to create a very clean collection, with a very distinct two-tone, made up of bright white and deep black". Nothing better to capture and reflect the light, so loved by Cocteau and Chanel, than these contrasts between the radiant whiteness of a long shirt-dress and black macramé capes, between a white tweed jacket embroidered with lucky charms and a black dress in velvet and leather. "Echoing the extreme modernity of Cocteau's film, I wanted something quite rock. Lots of fringes, in leather, beads and sequins, t-shirts bearing the face of the model Lola Nicon like a rock star, worn with tweed suits trimmed with wide braids, and pointed silver Mary-Janes. A look that recalls as much the modernity of the sixties as that of punk...". It was in Gabrielle Chanel's recently restored apartment at 31 rue Cambon that Inez & Vinoodh photographed six outfits for the press kit. "Because it was there that Gabrielle Chanel housed her favourite bestiary, her lions, female sphinxes, but also deer, which are printed, along with other symbols of the House, on a long negligee-style dress in pink-beige and black crêpe. It was also in this apartment that she received her close friends, including Jean Cocteau," concludes Virginie Viard. "Ultimately, through her friendships, it is Chanel, the woman, that I love more and more: her life gives us access to characters just as extraordinary as herself.”    #CHANELCruise

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VALENTINO COLLEZIONE MILANO PRESENTS THE PAINTER ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN
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VALENTINO COLLEZIONE MILANO PRESENTS THE PAINTER ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

Art The art world enters the Maison Valentino universe for the newest chapter of its Advertising Campaign.     Looking to its community, Pierpaolo Piccioli continues to convey the values of authenticity and individuality by creating, and not imposing, a conversation with diverse communication channels and artists. A new method of delivering messages where the viewer is enriched by feelings and beliefs. Pierpaolo Piccioli believes art is a lens through which one can really touch the nature of the most intimate feelings.     For the artists chapter of Valentino Collezione Milano, Maison Valentino has worked with five international painters, giving them complete freedom to create a work of their choosing, which includes a Valentino Garavani accessory from the collection.     Each of the painters is an emerging talent in their area and on the global art scene. Louise Giovanelli, from the UK, created a hyper realistic painting of the Valentino Garavani Roman Stud Top Handle, while Alexis Ralaivao, from France, painted a cropped-in portrait of the same bag in a striking pink hue. Chinese painter Zhang Zihao opted to paint two subjects wearing the Valentino Garavani Crochet sneakers, while Korean artist Nahum Kim envisioned a surreal and otherworldly work featuring the Valentino Garavani Roman Stud Top Handle. Finally, Iori Nagashima, from Japan, created a work using the Valentino Garavani Roman Stud Crochet bag on a subject under rainfall. In all, each work is a testament to the freedom, voice and creativity of each artist. The art world enters the Maison Valentino universe for the newest chapter of its Advertising Campaign.     Looking to its community, Pierpaolo Piccioli continues to convey the values of authenticity and individuality by creating, and not imposing, a conversation with diverse communication channels and artists. A new method of delivering messages where the viewer is enriched by feelings and beliefs. Pierpaolo Piccioli believes art is a lens through which one can really touch the nature of the most intimate feelings.     For the artists chapter of Valentino Collezione Milano, Maison Valentino has worked with five international painters, giving them complete freedom to create a work of their choosing, which includes a Valentino Garavani accessory from the collection.     Each of the painters is an emerging talent in their area and on the global art scene. Louise Giovanelli, from the UK, created a hyper realistic painting of the Valentino Garavani Roman Stud Top Handle, while Alexis Ralaivao, from France, painted a cropped-in portrait of the same bag in a striking pink hue. Chinese painter Zhang Zihao opted to paint two subjects wearing the Valentino Garavani Crochet sneakers, while Korean artist Nahum Kim envisioned a surreal and otherworldly work featuring the Valentino Garavani Roman Stud Top Handle. Finally, Iori Nagashima, from Japan, created a work using the Valentino Garavani Roman Stud Crochet bag on a subject under rainfall. In all, each work is a testament to the freedom, voice and creativity of each artist.

Pablo Erroz presents the new non-seasonal 2022 collection
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Pablo Erroz presents the new non-seasonal 2022 collection

Fashion   Pablo Erroz Non-Seasonal 2022 Collection,  photographed by @_ectortre and styled by @gabriella.norberg  at 080 Barcelona Fashion Week.   Pablo Erroz Non-Seasonal 2022 Collection,  photographed by @_ectortre and styled by @gabriella.norberg  at 080 Barcelona Fashion Week.

Check out the new ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration
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Check out the new ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration

Accessories For the final drop of the 2021 ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration, the renowned sports brand and iconic British brand saved the best until last with the launch of the exclusive ASICS x VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE sneakers.     The ASICS X Vivienne Westwood GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE have been designed with the seminal Westwood DIY aesthetic- playing with deconstruction – and decoding the sneakers raw construction. Each element of the sneaker reveals the next, purposefully contrasted in monochrome or earth tones with vibrant underlays.    Inspired by the technical form of the sneaker, Westwood’s Creative Director, Andreas Kronthaler, wanted the design to showcase the specialised framework of the upper-shoe, celebrating the craftwork behind the design. The GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE’s upper fabric consists of ripstop fabric, traditionally used by the military for its incredible strength and durability – the utilitarian fabric gives a raw textural quality to the structural design of the sneaker.     Although not a running shoe, the midsole and outsole of the GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE keeps the same technologies found in the GEL-KAYANO™ 27, with advanced materials and construction such as GEL™ technology cushioning and DYNAMIC DUOMAX™ technology, which all function together as part of ASICS’ I.G.S™ (Impact Guidance System) .  This comprehensive design philosophy of ASICS proprietary technologies meets the biomechanical needs of various sports and provides a fluid ride and efficient and natural performance.     Time-honoured and distinctive, both ASICS and Vivienne Westwood are brands that draw strength from long- lasting quality of design and materials, using advanced technology and innovation within their work. It’s the sharing of these design philosophies which formed the inspiration for this on-going design collaboration.     The limited model ASICS X VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE are available in 2 colour ways – lichen green/ ox brown and white/ lichen rock and will be available from limited global ASICS & Vivienne Westwood stores and online from 1st May 2021 priced at $240/ RMB1690/ £220/ €240. For the final drop of the 2021 ASICS X Vivienne Westwood collaboration, the renowned sports brand and iconic British brand saved the best until last with the launch of the exclusive ASICS x VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE sneakers.     The ASICS X Vivienne Westwood GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE have been designed with the seminal Westwood DIY aesthetic- playing with deconstruction – and decoding the sneakers raw construction. Each element of the sneaker reveals the next, purposefully contrasted in monochrome or earth tones with vibrant underlays.    Inspired by the technical form of the sneaker, Westwood’s Creative Director, Andreas Kronthaler, wanted the design to showcase the specialised framework of the upper-shoe, celebrating the craftwork behind the design. The GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE’s upper fabric consists of ripstop fabric, traditionally used by the military for its incredible strength and durability – the utilitarian fabric gives a raw textural quality to the structural design of the sneaker.     Although not a running shoe, the midsole and outsole of the GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE keeps the same technologies found in the GEL-KAYANO™ 27, with advanced materials and construction such as GEL™ technology cushioning and DYNAMIC DUOMAX™ technology, which all function together as part of ASICS’ I.G.S™ (Impact Guidance System) .  This comprehensive design philosophy of ASICS proprietary technologies meets the biomechanical needs of various sports and provides a fluid ride and efficient and natural performance.     Time-honoured and distinctive, both ASICS and Vivienne Westwood are brands that draw strength from long- lasting quality of design and materials, using advanced technology and innovation within their work. It’s the sharing of these design philosophies which formed the inspiration for this on-going design collaboration.     The limited model ASICS X VIVIENNE WESTWOOD GEL-KAYANO™ 27 DE are available in 2 colour ways – lichen green/ ox brown and white/ lichen rock and will be available from limited global ASICS & Vivienne Westwood stores and online from 1st May 2021 priced at $240/ RMB1690/ £220/ €240.

DIOR PRESENTS THE NEW CAMPAIGN FOR FALL 2021
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DIOR PRESENTS THE NEW CAMPAIGN FOR FALL 2021

Fashion Brimming with Pop energy, the Fall 2021 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri is revealed in ultra-colorful images by photographer Brigitte Niedermair.     Reflecting new self-affirmation, the campaign features pieces in acid brights that combine plays of transparency and silvery effects. A reinterpretation of an emblematic House code, the Mizza leopard print punctuates numerous looks as well as the iconic Lady D-Lite and Dior Book Tote bags, while the Dior Caro now appears in a leather version with an intense black finish. These irresistible creations contrast with vivid hues – in yellow, green or pink – that illuminate the shots, symbolizing reinvented vitality. Images are imbued with radiant optimism – an ode to joy.   Brimming with Pop energy, the Fall 2021 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri is revealed in ultra-colorful images by photographer Brigitte Niedermair.     Reflecting new self-affirmation, the campaign features pieces in acid brights that combine plays of transparency and silvery effects. A reinterpretation of an emblematic House code, the Mizza leopard print punctuates numerous looks as well as the iconic Lady D-Lite and Dior Book Tote bags, while the Dior Caro now appears in a leather version with an intense black finish. These irresistible creations contrast with vivid hues – in yellow, green or pink – that illuminate the shots, symbolizing reinvented vitality. Images are imbued with radiant optimism – an ode to joy.  

GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE NEW SIGNATURE 4G BAG
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GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE NEW SIGNATURE 4G BAG

Accessories Givenchy presents its new essential handbag by Creative Director Matthew M. Williams: the 4G.     With its architectural lines and a distinctive attitude, the 4G immediately caught attention when it debuted in the Pre-Fall 2021 collection. A fresh take on an already-iconic emblem, it preserves the perfect symmetry prized by Hubert de Givenchy while reflecting the cosmopolitan air and clean, crisp aesthetics Matthew M. Williams has established for the House. It is both modern and timeless, the ideal signature for any silhouette, by day or by night.     At first glance, the 4G stands out for its pure leatherworking savoir-faire. To achieve a sleek, graphic update on the classic rectangular handbag, Matthew M. Williams worked closely with Givenchy’sexpert craftsmen to select the finest, full-grain box calfskins. Reflecting his love of industrial hardware, clasps are meticulously worked using a highly technical process and a precise alchemy of noble metals: even the crisp sound of its magnetic fastening sets the 4G apart, while nodding to the utilitarian yet luxurious 4G padlocks in the Creative Director’s debut Spring-Summer 2021 collection for Givenchy.     Both 4G styles - a flap bag and a chain bag - blend uncompromising luxury with perfect versatility, moving seamlessly from clutch to shoulder or crossbody styles of wear. The 4G flap bag comes with an elegant, removable strap that may be adjusted thanks to discreet metal brackets. The 4G chain bag features the House’s new, custom-made G-link chain in glamorous silver- or gold-finished metal, which glides through metal hoops to adapt as desired.     The interior of each 4G bag is as beautiful as it is functional. The small 4G flap bag features a main compartment for the essentials, with a flat pocket for storing important cards. Inside the medium 4G flap bag are two flat pockets and one card pocket for ease of use.   The 4G chain bags open to reveal a compartment with six card slots and one flat pocket for the small version, or a roomy interior with a single flat pocket for the medium version. A stylish and practical shoulder piece in leather keeps it anchored in place.   The 4G is available in an array of colors, from neutral black, ivory, or cappuccino beige to seasonal shades of avocado green, baby pink, red and dark khaki. Special finishes include an all-over 4G monogram achieved through high-frequency debossing on leather for a three-dimensional effect (in ivory, pink or black). Patent leather versions, in black or sky blue, have a crinkled finish. A 4G in snake- printed lambskin creates a highly realistic impression of exotic leather; a version in dark emerald green python with gold hardware is also available.     The Givenchy 4G handbag by Matthew M. Williams will debut in-store on May 1st, 2021.     Prices: 4G flap crossbody from 1,290€ (small) to 1,490€ (medium); 4G chain bag from 1,390€ (small) to 1,690€ (medium); exotic 4G in python, 3,190€.   https://www.givenchy.com/nl/en/homepage     Givenchy presents its new essential handbag by Creative Director Matthew M. Williams: the 4G.     With its architectural lines and a distinctive attitude, the 4G immediately caught attention when it debuted in the Pre-Fall 2021 collection. A fresh take on an already-iconic emblem, it preserves the perfect symmetry prized by Hubert de Givenchy while reflecting the cosmopolitan air and clean, crisp aesthetics Matthew M. Williams has established for the House. It is both modern and timeless, the ideal signature for any silhouette, by day or by night.     At first glance, the 4G stands out for its pure leatherworking savoir-faire. To achieve a sleek, graphic update on the classic rectangular handbag, Matthew M. Williams worked closely with Givenchy’sexpert craftsmen to select the finest, full-grain box calfskins. Reflecting his love of industrial hardware, clasps are meticulously worked using a highly technical process and a precise alchemy of noble metals: even the crisp sound of its magnetic fastening sets the 4G apart, while nodding to the utilitarian yet luxurious 4G padlocks in the Creative Director’s debut Spring-Summer 2021 collection for Givenchy.     Both 4G styles - a flap bag and a chain bag - blend uncompromising luxury with perfect versatility, moving seamlessly from clutch to shoulder or crossbody styles of wear. The 4G flap bag comes with an elegant, removable strap that may be adjusted thanks to discreet metal brackets. The 4G chain bag features the House’s new, custom-made G-link chain in glamorous silver- or gold-finished metal, which glides through metal hoops to adapt as desired.     The interior of each 4G bag is as beautiful as it is functional. The small 4G flap bag features a main compartment for the essentials, with a flat pocket for storing important cards. Inside the medium 4G flap bag are two flat pockets and one card pocket for ease of use.   The 4G chain bags open to reveal a compartment with six card slots and one flat pocket for the small version, or a roomy interior with a single flat pocket for the medium version. A stylish and practical shoulder piece in leather keeps it anchored in place.   The 4G is available in an array of colors, from neutral black, ivory, or cappuccino beige to seasonal shades of avocado green, baby pink, red and dark khaki. Special finishes include an all-over 4G monogram achieved through high-frequency debossing on leather for a three-dimensional effect (in ivory, pink or black). Patent leather versions, in black or sky blue, have a crinkled finish. A 4G in snake- printed lambskin creates a highly realistic impression of exotic leather; a version in dark emerald green python with gold hardware is also available.     The Givenchy 4G handbag by Matthew M. Williams will debut in-store on May 1st, 2021.     Prices: 4G flap crossbody from 1,290€ (small) to 1,490€ (medium); 4G chain bag from 1,390€ (small) to 1,690€ (medium); exotic 4G in python, 3,190€.   https://www.givenchy.com/nl/en/homepage    

Saint Laurent opens its first flagship store in Seoul
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Saint Laurent opens its first flagship store in Seoul

Fashion Located in the heart of the city’s shopping area, Gangnam-Gu, Cheongdam District, the new store offers a complete vision of the brand and an original shopping experience that reflects Saint Laurent’s heritage and identity. The store is comprised of two floors and features an exterior façade on the main and luxurious street of the city.     The space embodies the Saint Laurent store concept with floors and walls in white statuario marble, structures in nickel- plated brass and extra clear glass, clear glass and concrete display counters and suspended hanging rails which reflect the minimalist and timeless sophistication of the Art Deco style. A selection of vintage furniture will also complete the space.     The Seoul Flagship boutique offers a wide selection of products from all categories including ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, sunglasses and jewelry for women and men collections.     For this occasion, Saint Laurent and Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello invited the South Korean artist Jung Lee, best known for her photographs of text-based light installations, to collaborate. A light installation with the message from the Women’s Summer 21 collection ‘I wish you were here’ will be exhibited in store.     The store is located at 436 Apgujeong-Ro Gangnam-Gu, Seoul Located in the heart of the city’s shopping area, Gangnam-Gu, Cheongdam District, the new store offers a complete vision of the brand and an original shopping experience that reflects Saint Laurent’s heritage and identity. The store is comprised of two floors and features an exterior façade on the main and luxurious street of the city.     The space embodies the Saint Laurent store concept with floors and walls in white statuario marble, structures in nickel- plated brass and extra clear glass, clear glass and concrete display counters and suspended hanging rails which reflect the minimalist and timeless sophistication of the Art Deco style. A selection of vintage furniture will also complete the space.     The Seoul Flagship boutique offers a wide selection of products from all categories including ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, sunglasses and jewelry for women and men collections.     For this occasion, Saint Laurent and Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello invited the South Korean artist Jung Lee, best known for her photographs of text-based light installations, to collaborate. A light installation with the message from the Women’s Summer 21 collection ‘I wish you were here’ will be exhibited in store.     The store is located at 436 Apgujeong-Ro Gangnam-Gu, Seoul

Bridging The Gap: 10 Years of Filling Pieces
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Bridging The Gap: 10 Years of Filling Pieces

Film Filling Pieces celebrates their first decade by presenting the film Bridging The Gap: 10 Years of Filling Pieces. Made in collaboration with Vice, the documentary shows an exclusive insight into the trials and tribulations of Creative Director Guillaume Philibert’s brand from Amsterdam.      In 10 years of existence, Filling Pieces grew from one single shoe to an international fashion brand with full footwear, clothing and accessories collections. At the intersection of high-end fashion and streetwear, Filling Pieces bridged the gap between different worlds and cultures within fashion and beyond. Bridging The Gap: 10 Years of Filling Pieces retroactively follows Guillaume Philibert and his colleagues on this journey. From the first steps within the fast-moving world of fashion until the moment Philibert, as the founder and creative director, is standing at a unique crossroads for himself and the company.     Filmed over the course of one year, the documentary is made in collaboration with Vice and directed by Joey Boink. It features critical figures behind the brand, such as Philibert’s friends and family, and prominent figures in the international fashion industry such as Daily Paper’s Hussein Suleiman, Pyer Moss’s Kerby Jean-Raymond and Highsnobiety’s David Fischer.      Next to the release of their documentary, Filling Pieces will also be opening their new flagship store in the centre of Amsterdam in July. With 300 square meters, this is their biggest store to date. The flagship store will not only exhibit and sell their collections but will also be a place of gathering for community creatives and entrepreneurs, where themes such as inclusivity, mental health, music, sport, and art will be discussed during exclusive panels and workshops.     Bridging The Gap: 10 Years of Filling Pieces will premiere online on the Filling Pieces website on the 30th of April at 21:00 CEST. Filling Pieces celebrates their first decade by presenting the film Bridging The Gap: 10 Years of Filling Pieces. Made in collaboration with Vice, the documentary shows an exclusive insight into the trials and tribulations of Creative Director Guillaume Philibert’s brand from Amsterdam.      In 10 years of existence, Filling Pieces grew from one single shoe to an international fashion brand with full footwear, clothing and accessories collections. At the intersection of high-end fashion and streetwear, Filling Pieces bridged the gap between different worlds and cultures within fashion and beyond. Bridging The Gap: 10 Years of Filling Pieces retroactively follows Guillaume Philibert and his colleagues on this journey. From the first steps within the fast-moving world of fashion until the moment Philibert, as the founder and creative director, is standing at a unique crossroads for himself and the company.     Filmed over the course of one year, the documentary is made in collaboration with Vice and directed by Joey Boink. It features critical figures behind the brand, such as Philibert’s friends and family, and prominent figures in the international fashion industry such as Daily Paper’s Hussein Suleiman, Pyer Moss’s Kerby Jean-Raymond and Highsnobiety’s David Fischer.      Next to the release of their documentary, Filling Pieces will also be opening their new flagship store in the centre of Amsterdam in July. With 300 square meters, this is their biggest store to date. The flagship store will not only exhibit and sell their collections but will also be a place of gathering for community creatives and entrepreneurs, where themes such as inclusivity, mental health, music, sport, and art will be discussed during exclusive panels and workshops.     Bridging The Gap: 10 Years of Filling Pieces will premiere online on the Filling Pieces website on the 30th of April at 21:00 CEST.

Vault by Vans and Wacko Maria Are Back with Apparel for Part Two of Spring Collaboration
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Vault by Vans and Wacko Maria Are Back with Apparel for Part Two of Spring Collaboration

Accessories Vault by Vans is proud to announce part two of the spring collaboration with Wacko Maria, a Japanese brand known for its high-quality materials and artistic drive established in 2005 by Atsuhiko Mori.     Founded in Tokyo with the philosophy “music is the trigger of imaginations”, Wacko Maria draws additional inspiration from film and art. Their collections are known for originality with a focus on craft and detail. Mori’s first business venture was a bar called Rock Steady and his love for music remains at the core of the Wacko Maria brand today.     This spring, Vault by Vans and Wacko Maria partnered to introduce two special product drops, one in March and the second in May. As we celebrate the second drop, the brand brings its unique aesthetic to Vans’ iconic footwear silhouette the Classic Slip-On, as well as apparel. The camp collar rayon shirt has served as a canvas for some of Wacko Maria’s most storied creations throughout the years. Staying true to both brands attention to detail and craftmanship, the second drop features a woven short sleeve shirt made in Japan, available in three colors, paying tribute to vinyl culture. In addition, the OG Slip-On LX will be available in corresponding white, brown and purple colorways featuring a vinyl graphic in black and white. Wacko Maria expresses itself through patterns and traditional Japanese- inspired graphics, while encompassing vinyl culture, film and art.     Accompanying part two of the collaboration, is a film that captures the energy and essence of Wacko Maria. Directed by Margt, and starring Kunichi Nomura, the film follows Kunichi through the daily activities of the Guilty Party lifestyle.     The second drop of the Vault by Vans x Wacko Maria collection will be available globally at select Vault by Vans retailers beginning May 15, 2021. For more information, please visit: Vans.eu/WackoMaria. Vault by Vans is proud to announce part two of the spring collaboration with Wacko Maria, a Japanese brand known for its high-quality materials and artistic drive established in 2005 by Atsuhiko Mori.     Founded in Tokyo with the philosophy “music is the trigger of imaginations”, Wacko Maria draws additional inspiration from film and art. Their collections are known for originality with a focus on craft and detail. Mori’s first business venture was a bar called Rock Steady and his love for music remains at the core of the Wacko Maria brand today.     This spring, Vault by Vans and Wacko Maria partnered to introduce two special product drops, one in March and the second in May. As we celebrate the second drop, the brand brings its unique aesthetic to Vans’ iconic footwear silhouette the Classic Slip-On, as well as apparel. The camp collar rayon shirt has served as a canvas for some of Wacko Maria’s most storied creations throughout the years. Staying true to both brands attention to detail and craftmanship, the second drop features a woven short sleeve shirt made in Japan, available in three colors, paying tribute to vinyl culture. In addition, the OG Slip-On LX will be available in corresponding white, brown and purple colorways featuring a vinyl graphic in black and white. Wacko Maria expresses itself through patterns and traditional Japanese- inspired graphics, while encompassing vinyl culture, film and art.     Accompanying part two of the collaboration, is a film that captures the energy and essence of Wacko Maria. Directed by Margt, and starring Kunichi Nomura, the film follows Kunichi through the daily activities of the Guilty Party lifestyle.     The second drop of the Vault by Vans x Wacko Maria collection will be available globally at select Vault by Vans retailers beginning May 15, 2021. For more information, please visit: Vans.eu/WackoMaria.

SAINT LAURENT PRESENTS THE WINTER 2021 COLLECTION
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SAINT LAURENT PRESENTS THE WINTER 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion Standing against the hostile nature ground, Anthony Vaccarello’s Winter 21 collection shakes up Saint Laurent’s bourgeois codes. Hanging in the balance between right and wrong, the ephemeral takes over. Colors clash against the black scene, exactly where the clothes were imagined. Unshapely metal bodies come together with sixties tweed suits and fur hems, claiming their effortless nature. Glitzy imperfections taken from the classic wardrobe of nineties cult-musician Peaches, blur the line between cheesy and luxurious.     Sharp metallic jersey bodysuits echo the gleaming cascades of fantasy jewelry, disguised as precious. The irrepressible lightness of the collection mocks its serious ambitions, reversing preconceptions. The unnecessary is a featured performer, becoming necessary to revive the past.     “Serious matters push you to take other things less seriously, finding the balance while staying on the edge is a sophisticated aptitude.” Anthony Vaccarello     Credits : Video @ncanguilhem Soundtrack @sebastian_edbgr “ Sarajevo”(Richter) © Beepop Music represented by Concord Music Publishing France Taken from the Max Richter album “Memoryhouse” (P) 2002 BBC #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent #NathalieCanguilhem @anthonyvaccarello Standing against the hostile nature ground, Anthony Vaccarello’s Winter 21 collection shakes up Saint Laurent’s bourgeois codes. Hanging in the balance between right and wrong, the ephemeral takes over. Colors clash against the black scene, exactly where the clothes were imagined. Unshapely metal bodies come together with sixties tweed suits and fur hems, claiming their effortless nature. Glitzy imperfections taken from the classic wardrobe of nineties cult-musician Peaches, blur the line between cheesy and luxurious.     Sharp metallic jersey bodysuits echo the gleaming cascades of fantasy jewelry, disguised as precious. The irrepressible lightness of the collection mocks its serious ambitions, reversing preconceptions. The unnecessary is a featured performer, becoming necessary to revive the past.     “Serious matters push you to take other things less seriously, finding the balance while staying on the edge is a sophisticated aptitude.” Anthony Vaccarello     Credits : Video @ncanguilhem Soundtrack @sebastian_edbgr “ Sarajevo”(Richter) © Beepop Music represented by Concord Music Publishing France Taken from the Max Richter album “Memoryhouse” (P) 2002 BBC #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent #NathalieCanguilhem @anthonyvaccarello

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