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Valentine’s Day campaign Savage X Fenty features Rihanna, Miguel, Nazanin Mandi, Alek Wek, Chinqpink and Lulu Bonfils
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Valentine’s Day campaign Savage X Fenty features Rihanna, Miguel, Nazanin Mandi, Alek Wek, Chinqpink and Lulu Bonfils

Fashion Savage X Fenty is excited to announce the launch of the Valentine’s Day collection. The highly anticipated drop features 4 playful collections – Candy Hearts, Seamless Fishnet, Linking Hearts and the latest additions to men’s underwear and sleepwear styles – so whether this Valentine’s Day is for you, for bae or for play, Savage X has something for every mood.     With sheer dotted mesh, ruby red lace, satin lace-up ties & open-back styles, the new Candy Hearts collection is red hot. Cheeky candy heart-shaped messages bring a playful and sassy attitude a collection that is a naughty as it is sweet. Dare to bare in the curve hugging Valentine’s Seamless Fishnet mock neck slip in black caviar and goji berry red. No matter what V-Day looks you pair them with, the Linking Hearts Embroidery styles are the perfect match with an unlined balconette bra, garter belt and g-string.     Building on the launch of men’s underwear and sleepwear styles last year, this newest assortment of styles continues to push the boundaries of individuality with versatile pieces that can be worn by every-BODY. Designed to be layered or worn as separates, the latest additions include an oversized satin sleep smoking jacket and matching boxer in the iconic Savage X lavender color, a satin sleep smoking jacket in solid black caviar, satin boxer in solid goji berry red, and woven boxers in monogram prints.     Shot by Dennis Leupold, the Valentine’s Day campaign features Miguel, Nazanin Mandi, Alek Wek, Chinqpink and Lulu Bonfils.     With sizes from 32A – 42DD and XS – 3X, customers can shop the collection at Savage X Fenty Prices for the Valentine’s Day collection range from $12.95 - $79.95.     #SAVAGEXFENTY #XXSAVAGEX   Savage X Fenty is excited to announce the launch of the Valentine’s Day collection. The highly anticipated drop features 4 playful collections – Candy Hearts, Seamless Fishnet, Linking Hearts and the latest additions to men’s underwear and sleepwear styles – so whether this Valentine’s Day is for you, for bae or for play, Savage X has something for every mood.     With sheer dotted mesh, ruby red lace, satin lace-up ties & open-back styles, the new Candy Hearts collection is red hot. Cheeky candy heart-shaped messages bring a playful and sassy attitude a collection that is a naughty as it is sweet. Dare to bare in the curve hugging Valentine’s Seamless Fishnet mock neck slip in black caviar and goji berry red. No matter what V-Day looks you pair them with, the Linking Hearts Embroidery styles are the perfect match with an unlined balconette bra, garter belt and g-string.     Building on the launch of men’s underwear and sleepwear styles last year, this newest assortment of styles continues to push the boundaries of individuality with versatile pieces that can be worn by every-BODY. Designed to be layered or worn as separates, the latest additions include an oversized satin sleep smoking jacket and matching boxer in the iconic Savage X lavender color, a satin sleep smoking jacket in solid black caviar, satin boxer in solid goji berry red, and woven boxers in monogram prints.     Shot by Dennis Leupold, the Valentine’s Day campaign features Miguel, Nazanin Mandi, Alek Wek, Chinqpink and Lulu Bonfils.     With sizes from 32A – 42DD and XS – 3X, customers can shop the collection at Savage X Fenty Prices for the Valentine’s Day collection range from $12.95 - $79.95.     #SAVAGEXFENTY #XXSAVAGEX  

Exclusive editorial by Fabien Montique
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Exclusive editorial by Fabien Montique

Fashion Exclusive new digital editorial, captured by Fabien Montique.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photo: Fabien Montique  Styling: Joana Dacheville Photo Assistant - Jean-Romain Pac Casting Director: Remi Felipe Models: Mahany Pery @Oui , Emma Sainte-Rose @Oui, Marieme @Makers  Movement director: Pierre Podevyn,   Hair: Yumiko Hikage @ASG  Make up:  Yvane Rocher  @ASG  Props: Sylvain Cabouat @Walter Schupfer  Production : William Romeo , Montique & Co “Post-Production & Retouch - ink” fashion assistants :  Léo Rouault , Agathe Philippart and Joana Mahafaly   Exclusive new digital editorial, captured by Fabien Montique.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photo: Fabien Montique  Styling: Joana Dacheville Photo Assistant - Jean-Romain Pac Casting Director: Remi Felipe Models: Mahany Pery @Oui , Emma Sainte-Rose @Oui, Marieme @Makers  Movement director: Pierre Podevyn,   Hair: Yumiko Hikage @ASG  Make up:  Yvane Rocher  @ASG  Props: Sylvain Cabouat @Walter Schupfer  Production : William Romeo , Montique & Co “Post-Production & Retouch - ink” fashion assistants :  Léo Rouault , Agathe Philippart and Joana Mahafaly  

GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE NEW ANTIGONA BY MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS
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GIVENCHY PRESENTS THE NEW ANTIGONA BY MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS

Accessories In 2021, the House of Givenchy embarks on an exciting new chapter for its emblematic Antigona accessories line. Named after the passionate and courageous Greek heroine, the original Antigona last year celebrated its 10th anniversary as the House’s signature women’s handbag. Iconic for its architectural construction, regal lines and effortless mix of feminine and masculine traits, it has become the foundation for a burgeoning family of sleek, urban leather accessories for women and men.     For Spring-Summer 2021, Creative Director Matthew M. Williams reinterprets the icon for a new era, blending his love of industrial hardware with Givenchy hallmarks, subtly infusing the Antigona’s elegant geometry with more generous volumes, a modern attitude and a futuristic edge. Crafted from Box-finish calfskin, the new Antigona salutes its lineage with a scaled-up version of its characteristic pentagonal patch and two signatures — a 4G in front, GIVENCHY lettering in back —evoking the House’s dual character. Luxurious and distinctive 4G padlocks, custom-designed by Matthew M. Williams for Givenchy, are inspired by the celebrated “love locks” of Paris and present an open invitation to further customize the bag as the wearer wishes. Sophisticated enhancements to the Antigona include re-proportioned handles, which are now elongated and anchored lower on the bag’s body to optimize versatility of wear. A roomy central compartment features either a zip or a magnetic closure, both finished with the 4G padlock, while a version of the mini Antigona and the unisex Vertical bag come with a removable strap for cross-body wear, in leather or the new G-link chain respectively.     Matthew M. Williams also brought his visionary aesthetic to the Antigona family’s youngest sibling, the versatile, unisex Antigona Soft bag, and gave it a companion in the form of a sleek shopper tote. Now reconsidered with strong, squared lines, drop-length handles and a 4G padlock, these multi-purpose hybrids make a sophisticated statement whether in the city or on the road.     In the most masculine interpretation of the style to date, the designer presents the nonchalant Antigona U crossbody bag, also in Box-finish leather, featuring a deconstructed version of the 4G padlock that gives this accessory a unique, urban attitude.     The Antigona family of leather handbags will be available in timeless neutral colors or seasonal shades of pink or red. Meanwhile, classic Antigona styles and sizes, in Box-finish or crocodile-embossed leather, are adorned with the new G-link chain. The latest Antigona accessories will be available in Givenchy boutiques and on givenchy.com starting on February 26th, 2021. In 2021, the House of Givenchy embarks on an exciting new chapter for its emblematic Antigona accessories line. Named after the passionate and courageous Greek heroine, the original Antigona last year celebrated its 10th anniversary as the House’s signature women’s handbag. Iconic for its architectural construction, regal lines and effortless mix of feminine and masculine traits, it has become the foundation for a burgeoning family of sleek, urban leather accessories for women and men.     For Spring-Summer 2021, Creative Director Matthew M. Williams reinterprets the icon for a new era, blending his love of industrial hardware with Givenchy hallmarks, subtly infusing the Antigona’s elegant geometry with more generous volumes, a modern attitude and a futuristic edge. Crafted from Box-finish calfskin, the new Antigona salutes its lineage with a scaled-up version of its characteristic pentagonal patch and two signatures — a 4G in front, GIVENCHY lettering in back —evoking the House’s dual character. Luxurious and distinctive 4G padlocks, custom-designed by Matthew M. Williams for Givenchy, are inspired by the celebrated “love locks” of Paris and present an open invitation to further customize the bag as the wearer wishes. Sophisticated enhancements to the Antigona include re-proportioned handles, which are now elongated and anchored lower on the bag’s body to optimize versatility of wear. A roomy central compartment features either a zip or a magnetic closure, both finished with the 4G padlock, while a version of the mini Antigona and the unisex Vertical bag come with a removable strap for cross-body wear, in leather or the new G-link chain respectively.     Matthew M. Williams also brought his visionary aesthetic to the Antigona family’s youngest sibling, the versatile, unisex Antigona Soft bag, and gave it a companion in the form of a sleek shopper tote. Now reconsidered with strong, squared lines, drop-length handles and a 4G padlock, these multi-purpose hybrids make a sophisticated statement whether in the city or on the road.     In the most masculine interpretation of the style to date, the designer presents the nonchalant Antigona U crossbody bag, also in Box-finish leather, featuring a deconstructed version of the 4G padlock that gives this accessory a unique, urban attitude.     The Antigona family of leather handbags will be available in timeless neutral colors or seasonal shades of pink or red. Meanwhile, classic Antigona styles and sizes, in Box-finish or crocodile-embossed leather, are adorned with the new G-link chain. The latest Antigona accessories will be available in Givenchy boutiques and on givenchy.com starting on February 26th, 2021.

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  FENDI presents their Men’s Fall/Winter 2021-2022 Collection
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FENDI presents their Men’s Fall/Winter 2021-2022 Collection

Fashion Week The FENDI Men’s Fall/Winter 2021-22 collection designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi is an optimistic adventure framed within a game of illusions. A cinematic sequence directed by the Italian artist Nico Vascellari sets the scene for ‘What Is Normal Today ft. Silvia’ – an exclusive dance-pop track composed by Not Waving. Appearing inside an immersive 360° mirrored tunnel, models are infinitely multiplied whilst entirely alone, as a maze of suspended doorways is framed in coloured neon beneath the pulsating ceiling of a futuristic music video.      One by one, a broad spectrum of menswear classics is twisted with FENDI playfulness, emerging from darkness into full Technicolour. The result is an unabashed celebration of colour and light, and a universal message of solidarity and connection in Surreal times. A jewel palette sees emerald, vermillion, saffron, orange, fuchsia, cobalt and periwinkle colour-blocked against black, camel and charcoal, as linings, inlays and slashed seams flash with contrasting textures and shades.     Throughout the collection, multifunctionality and form unite in reversible workwear and relaxed outerwear silhouettes. Belted overcoat and trench shapes in cashmere flannel, satin, striped fur and shearling are infused with a cozy peignoir attitude, and piped pyjama hemlines bring the indoors out and the outdoors in. Diagonal quilting inflates all manner of silk jacquard separates from a shawl collar lounge coat to pullovers, shirt jackets and bermuda shorts in a luxuriant expression of cocooning comfort, and ‘inside-out’ tailoring features deconstructed panels that expose padded FF logo linings. The conventions of ribbed and cable knitting are reimagined as long johns, cardigan scarves, mitten cuffs, and a wrapped ‘sleeve’ neck sweater for a weird and wonderful take on the ‘new normal’.     An icon of the London underground scene, the multidisciplinary artist and performer Noel Fielding provides a series of psychedelic artworks for the collection, abstracting the FENDI logo and emphasizing the season’s cosmic spirit through his multicoloured, stream-of-consciousness scribble art. Faces and creatures emerge straight out of Fielding’s dreamscape narrative accenting the collection’s straightforward silhouette with moments of Art Brut insanity. Fielding’s outré pop sensibility is the latest evolution in Silvia Venturini Fendi’s playful selection of artistic collaborators, that has previously included British artists John Booth, @HeyReilly and Sue Tilley, to name a few.     The FENDI Men’s Fall/Winter 2021-22 accessories collection revels in the bright promise of the season’s chromatic palette. The all-over treatment of colour-matched leathers, matte satin and hardware creates dipped-effect Baguette and flatpack shopper shapes, and miniature luggage styles reprise an embossed stripe FF monogram leather as backpacks and crossbody pouches. In fancy leathers, the Baguette is scaled up and down as a roomy satchel or a lanyard card holder, whilst Noel Fielding’s graphic art adorns the Peekaboo and an FF buckle tote in grainy calfskin. In ultra-classic menswear tones, shearling FF slippers and slip-on laced or buckle sabots continue the collection’s indoor-outdoor conceit, joining zip-up quilted ‘spats’ ankle boots and the FENDI Force Light FF lug-sole combat styles. The FENDI Men’s Fall/Winter 2021-22 collection designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi is an optimistic adventure framed within a game of illusions. A cinematic sequence directed by the Italian artist Nico Vascellari sets the scene for ‘What Is Normal Today ft. Silvia’ – an exclusive dance-pop track composed by Not Waving. Appearing inside an immersive 360° mirrored tunnel, models are infinitely multiplied whilst entirely alone, as a maze of suspended doorways is framed in coloured neon beneath the pulsating ceiling of a futuristic music video.      One by one, a broad spectrum of menswear classics is twisted with FENDI playfulness, emerging from darkness into full Technicolour. The result is an unabashed celebration of colour and light, and a universal message of solidarity and connection in Surreal times. A jewel palette sees emerald, vermillion, saffron, orange, fuchsia, cobalt and periwinkle colour-blocked against black, camel and charcoal, as linings, inlays and slashed seams flash with contrasting textures and shades.     Throughout the collection, multifunctionality and form unite in reversible workwear and relaxed outerwear silhouettes. Belted overcoat and trench shapes in cashmere flannel, satin, striped fur and shearling are infused with a cozy peignoir attitude, and piped pyjama hemlines bring the indoors out and the outdoors in. Diagonal quilting inflates all manner of silk jacquard separates from a shawl collar lounge coat to pullovers, shirt jackets and bermuda shorts in a luxuriant expression of cocooning comfort, and ‘inside-out’ tailoring features deconstructed panels that expose padded FF logo linings. The conventions of ribbed and cable knitting are reimagined as long johns, cardigan scarves, mitten cuffs, and a wrapped ‘sleeve’ neck sweater for a weird and wonderful take on the ‘new normal’.     An icon of the London underground scene, the multidisciplinary artist and performer Noel Fielding provides a series of psychedelic artworks for the collection, abstracting the FENDI logo and emphasizing the season’s cosmic spirit through his multicoloured, stream-of-consciousness scribble art. Faces and creatures emerge straight out of Fielding’s dreamscape narrative accenting the collection’s straightforward silhouette with moments of Art Brut insanity. Fielding’s outré pop sensibility is the latest evolution in Silvia Venturini Fendi’s playful selection of artistic collaborators, that has previously included British artists John Booth, @HeyReilly and Sue Tilley, to name a few.     The FENDI Men’s Fall/Winter 2021-22 accessories collection revels in the bright promise of the season’s chromatic palette. The all-over treatment of colour-matched leathers, matte satin and hardware creates dipped-effect Baguette and flatpack shopper shapes, and miniature luggage styles reprise an embossed stripe FF monogram leather as backpacks and crossbody pouches. In fancy leathers, the Baguette is scaled up and down as a roomy satchel or a lanyard card holder, whilst Noel Fielding’s graphic art adorns the Peekaboo and an FF buckle tote in grainy calfskin. In ultra-classic menswear tones, shearling FF slippers and slip-on laced or buckle sabots continue the collection’s indoor-outdoor conceit, joining zip-up quilted ‘spats’ ankle boots and the FENDI Force Light FF lug-sole combat styles.

 THE (RE)SET (RE)TAILORING THE MODERN MAN BY ZEGNA
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THE (RE)SET (RE)TAILORING THE MODERN MAN BY ZEGNA

Fashion Week The fabric of human life is woven by adaptability. What makes humans evolve and progress is the ability to hit the button, when necessary, and do it all over again, in a different way, with a diverse mindset yet keeping a memory, an awareness and progressing. This is one of these moments: a leap forward and outwards that is also a leaning inward, doing away with the barriers, separations and distinctions that were there before.      A definition of new categories, mirroring the relentless evolving of times, has characterized from day one the path of Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori within the Zegna world: a move away from utter formality, but not from a thoughtful sartorial approach, for another definition of style.      THE (RE)SET that is now being pushed activates a fluid movement that blends the public and the private, the personal space and the public space, and with that one’s clothed persona, indoors and out, as lounging, living and working collide often in one single activity. In this seamless world that keeps taking shape, new style possibilities arise as Zegna (Re)tailors the modern man.      “We all are experiencing a new reality concerned with new needs, which lead us to previously unseen lifestyles and attitudes. It is precisely at a time like this, when everything is under discussion, that we, at Zegna, have decided to (Re)set. We have looked at our roots to (Re)interpret our style codes and (Re)tailor the modern man. Outdoor and indoor come together and a new way of dressing takes hold, where comfort and style blend to create a new aesthetic”, says Alessandro Sartori.     The collection follows a seamless pace.A new and varied generation of jersey fabrics take center stage at Zegna. Shapes are fluid, comfortable and adaptable. In sync with lifestyles that blend indoors and outdoors, the tropes of stay-at-home dressing - the shawl collars and belted generosity of a robe de chambre, the ease of track pants and the coziness of hand cut jersey slippers - reshape the very idea of formality. Archetypal items get new functions in a switch of forms, weights and materials. Chore coats in cashmere, wrapped as a robe, take up the role of habitual sport codes, hybrid suits are in double cashmere, unreleased groups of knitwear replace shirts, new sweaters made of felted cashmere and knit, or knitted out of leather, are meant as outerwear; trousers and jackets are cut in shearling. Even briefcases, the very epitome of business, are deconstructed.     Ease and personality are the by words: the reimagined suit, either loose or with a blazer tailored close to the body, is not a uniform, but a way of being oneself. It can be as supple as being cut entirely in knitted cashmere or jacquard, and is worn with loose turtlenecks or zip-up tops in place of a shirt. Volumes are relaxed for the dropped shouldered jackets and the shirt jackets matched with full trousers, for the belted coats, the blousons and the double front jumpers.     The seamlessness between inside and outside, thereafter, is already in the garments where the #UseTheExsting mindset continues to be imperative.     The progression is sealed by a chromatic flow that starts with notes of Alpine star white, Autumn foliage beige, Felce green, smoky grey, dense black, forest mud with sudden accents of orange. The overall chromatic solidity is broken by the glitched pied de poule that swarm in optical jacquards, by the diagonal stripes that rhythm full outfits. The collection is presented in the form of a film. Fluid camera movements and uncontrived passages from inside to outside offer a visual narrative full of sudden surprises and ruptures from one situation to the other. Glimpses of a metropolis and the insides of an ideal building flow smoothly as models cross rooms, paths and ambiances until THE (RE)SET finally unveils its meta meaning, the set being in fact the theatrical place where the filming happens.  Life follows fiction as fiction follows life, in an endless (Re)Set.            Credits:   Artistic Direction, Alessandro Sartori   Video Production,4Friends Film   Music, Wladimir Schall   Hair and Make-up, Beppe D’Elia for BEAUTICK  The fabric of human life is woven by adaptability. What makes humans evolve and progress is the ability to hit the button, when necessary, and do it all over again, in a different way, with a diverse mindset yet keeping a memory, an awareness and progressing. This is one of these moments: a leap forward and outwards that is also a leaning inward, doing away with the barriers, separations and distinctions that were there before.      A definition of new categories, mirroring the relentless evolving of times, has characterized from day one the path of Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori within the Zegna world: a move away from utter formality, but not from a thoughtful sartorial approach, for another definition of style.      THE (RE)SET that is now being pushed activates a fluid movement that blends the public and the private, the personal space and the public space, and with that one’s clothed persona, indoors and out, as lounging, living and working collide often in one single activity. In this seamless world that keeps taking shape, new style possibilities arise as Zegna (Re)tailors the modern man.      “We all are experiencing a new reality concerned with new needs, which lead us to previously unseen lifestyles and attitudes. It is precisely at a time like this, when everything is under discussion, that we, at Zegna, have decided to (Re)set. We have looked at our roots to (Re)interpret our style codes and (Re)tailor the modern man. Outdoor and indoor come together and a new way of dressing takes hold, where comfort and style blend to create a new aesthetic”, says Alessandro Sartori.     The collection follows a seamless pace.A new and varied generation of jersey fabrics take center stage at Zegna. Shapes are fluid, comfortable and adaptable. In sync with lifestyles that blend indoors and outdoors, the tropes of stay-at-home dressing - the shawl collars and belted generosity of a robe de chambre, the ease of track pants and the coziness of hand cut jersey slippers - reshape the very idea of formality. Archetypal items get new functions in a switch of forms, weights and materials. Chore coats in cashmere, wrapped as a robe, take up the role of habitual sport codes, hybrid suits are in double cashmere, unreleased groups of knitwear replace shirts, new sweaters made of felted cashmere and knit, or knitted out of leather, are meant as outerwear; trousers and jackets are cut in shearling. Even briefcases, the very epitome of business, are deconstructed.     Ease and personality are the by words: the reimagined suit, either loose or with a blazer tailored close to the body, is not a uniform, but a way of being oneself. It can be as supple as being cut entirely in knitted cashmere or jacquard, and is worn with loose turtlenecks or zip-up tops in place of a shirt. Volumes are relaxed for the dropped shouldered jackets and the shirt jackets matched with full trousers, for the belted coats, the blousons and the double front jumpers.     The seamlessness between inside and outside, thereafter, is already in the garments where the #UseTheExsting mindset continues to be imperative.     The progression is sealed by a chromatic flow that starts with notes of Alpine star white, Autumn foliage beige, Felce green, smoky grey, dense black, forest mud with sudden accents of orange. The overall chromatic solidity is broken by the glitched pied de poule that swarm in optical jacquards, by the diagonal stripes that rhythm full outfits. The collection is presented in the form of a film. Fluid camera movements and uncontrived passages from inside to outside offer a visual narrative full of sudden surprises and ruptures from one situation to the other. Glimpses of a metropolis and the insides of an ideal building flow smoothly as models cross rooms, paths and ambiances until THE (RE)SET finally unveils its meta meaning, the set being in fact the theatrical place where the filming happens.  Life follows fiction as fiction follows life, in an endless (Re)Set.            Credits:   Artistic Direction, Alessandro Sartori   Video Production,4Friends Film   Music, Wladimir Schall   Hair and Make-up, Beppe D’Elia for BEAUTICK 

PRADA FALL/WINTER 2021 MENSWEAR SHOW: POSSIBLE FEELINGS
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PRADA FALL/WINTER 2021 MENSWEAR SHOW: POSSIBLE FEELINGS

Fashion Week The Prada Fall/Winter 2021 Menswear collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons takes as its basis an intimate and personal wish for contact, our urge to exchange and relate. The foundation of all is the individual: the human body, and its freedom.     The need to feel, the pleasure of tactility, results in a panoply of surface texture and textile. Echoing the notion of sensory stimulation, geometric-patterned jacquard knits and leathers are combined with re-nylon, bouclé tweeds and classic pinstripe wool suiting, in both traditional and unanticipated colors. The interplay is projected outwards, to the sequence of rooms the models navigate through the show. Each excites the senses: backdrops brilliantly-hued, the models’ isolated passages underscoredby an original electronic soundtrack by Plastikman aka Richie Hawtin. Devised by Rem Koolhaas andAMO, the show’s ‘non-spaces’ are defined by panes of marble, resin, plaster and faux fur. Inviting andseductive, they can pretend to be both interior and exterior, hard and soft, warm and cold: simultaneously both and neither, they allow absolute freedom of interpretation and expression.     A similar doublespeak is reflected in the depiction of the body itself - via clothes reduced, minimalized in structure. The logical conclusion is to return to the body: jacquard-knit bodysuitscreate a streamlined “second skin”, serving to delineate the figure in dynamic movement. Abstractionof feeling becomes abstraction of freedom. These bodysuits paradoxically reveal while concealing, placing an emphasis on physicality, but also covering the form. Some are proposed alone: in other outfits, they are used to create a base layer under tailoring and outerwear. They denote both protection and exposure, with synchronous connotations of the naive and knowing, intimate and removed, youthful and mature. In the latter, they reflect a passage of time, of life.     To opposite ends, emphasizing the body through a process of reduction results in silhouettes that stand away from the frame, a reduction of shape in the garment. Single and double-breasted coats are constructed on rectilinear lines; bomber jackets are generous. Executed in leather and bouclé, lined in geometric jacquards, garments are sensual - crafting a topography of feeling, enjoyed by the wearer alone. Color and pattern excites the eye; surfaces entice touch.     A NOTE ON THE SET   With the ambition of repurposing furnishing used for the Prada Group’s shows, the materials utilizedin the set of the Prada Fall/Winter 2021 Menswear digital show will be upcycled, finding a new life after the event through special product installations and pop-ups around the world. Finally, these materials will be donated to Meta, a circular economy project based in Milan, which offers sustainable solutions to waste disposal within ephemeral events by collecting and recovering materials for selling and rentals. Meta works in collaboration with La Réserve des arts, an association offering a service of collection and recovery of raw materials and decoration waste from fashion shows, making them available to professionals and students in the cultural sector. The Prada Fall/Winter 2021 Menswear collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons takes as its basis an intimate and personal wish for contact, our urge to exchange and relate. The foundation of all is the individual: the human body, and its freedom.     The need to feel, the pleasure of tactility, results in a panoply of surface texture and textile. Echoing the notion of sensory stimulation, geometric-patterned jacquard knits and leathers are combined with re-nylon, bouclé tweeds and classic pinstripe wool suiting, in both traditional and unanticipated colors. The interplay is projected outwards, to the sequence of rooms the models navigate through the show. Each excites the senses: backdrops brilliantly-hued, the models’ isolated passages underscoredby an original electronic soundtrack by Plastikman aka Richie Hawtin. Devised by Rem Koolhaas andAMO, the show’s ‘non-spaces’ are defined by panes of marble, resin, plaster and faux fur. Inviting andseductive, they can pretend to be both interior and exterior, hard and soft, warm and cold: simultaneously both and neither, they allow absolute freedom of interpretation and expression.     A similar doublespeak is reflected in the depiction of the body itself - via clothes reduced, minimalized in structure. The logical conclusion is to return to the body: jacquard-knit bodysuitscreate a streamlined “second skin”, serving to delineate the figure in dynamic movement. Abstractionof feeling becomes abstraction of freedom. These bodysuits paradoxically reveal while concealing, placing an emphasis on physicality, but also covering the form. Some are proposed alone: in other outfits, they are used to create a base layer under tailoring and outerwear. They denote both protection and exposure, with synchronous connotations of the naive and knowing, intimate and removed, youthful and mature. In the latter, they reflect a passage of time, of life.     To opposite ends, emphasizing the body through a process of reduction results in silhouettes that stand away from the frame, a reduction of shape in the garment. Single and double-breasted coats are constructed on rectilinear lines; bomber jackets are generous. Executed in leather and bouclé, lined in geometric jacquards, garments are sensual - crafting a topography of feeling, enjoyed by the wearer alone. Color and pattern excites the eye; surfaces entice touch.     A NOTE ON THE SET   With the ambition of repurposing furnishing used for the Prada Group’s shows, the materials utilizedin the set of the Prada Fall/Winter 2021 Menswear digital show will be upcycled, finding a new life after the event through special product installations and pop-ups around the world. Finally, these materials will be donated to Meta, a circular economy project based in Milan, which offers sustainable solutions to waste disposal within ephemeral events by collecting and recovering materials for selling and rentals. Meta works in collaboration with La Réserve des arts, an association offering a service of collection and recovery of raw materials and decoration waste from fashion shows, making them available to professionals and students in the cultural sector.

Louis Vuitton Men's Collection LV Trainer Upcycling by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021
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Louis Vuitton Men's Collection LV Trainer Upcycling by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021

Accessories The new Spring-Summer 2021 LV Trainer Upcycling collection draw from the very first LV Trainer, unveiled during Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh’s debut Spring-Summer 2019 show for Louis Vuitton.     A sneaker with striking allure, its unique and highly circular creative production process was developed with Louis Vuitton's dedicated shoe workshop in Fiesso d’Artico according to a sustainable upcycling strategy aiming to optimize the use of existing materials. These new LV Trainers perfectly match the “upcycling ideology” conceived by Virgil Abloh for the Spring-Summer 2021 collection and the House’s commitment to imagine innovative creative circularities to further extend the sustainability of Louis Vuitton products.     The original 2019 LV Trainers have been disassembled, then transformed. Neither exactly the same, nor totally different: this new LV Trainer Upcycling, in supple calfskin and suede, with its tie-dye coloured laces, has been revamped. The low-top version is available in ve bright new shades and features a padded collar. This iconic shoe, featuring an “LV Upcycling” edging on the back, the Louis Vuitton signature on the side and Monogram owers on the sole, as well as a uorescent tag on the right foot, is embedded in House codes.     The new Spring-Summer 2021 LV Trainer Upcycling collection draw from the very first LV Trainer, unveiled during Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh’s debut Spring-Summer 2019 show for Louis Vuitton.     A sneaker with striking allure, its unique and highly circular creative production process was developed with Louis Vuitton's dedicated shoe workshop in Fiesso d’Artico according to a sustainable upcycling strategy aiming to optimize the use of existing materials. These new LV Trainers perfectly match the “upcycling ideology” conceived by Virgil Abloh for the Spring-Summer 2021 collection and the House’s commitment to imagine innovative creative circularities to further extend the sustainability of Louis Vuitton products.     The original 2019 LV Trainers have been disassembled, then transformed. Neither exactly the same, nor totally different: this new LV Trainer Upcycling, in supple calfskin and suede, with its tie-dye coloured laces, has been revamped. The low-top version is available in ve bright new shades and features a padded collar. This iconic shoe, featuring an “LV Upcycling” edging on the back, the Louis Vuitton signature on the side and Monogram owers on the sole, as well as a uorescent tag on the right foot, is embedded in House codes.    

ETRO PRESENTS THEIR MEN’S FALL WINTER 2021/22 COLLECTION
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ETRO PRESENTS THEIR MEN’S FALL WINTER 2021/22 COLLECTION

Fashion Week Iconoclastic, unconventional, personal. A message of hope and faith. Since the sun always shines after the storm. Menswear Creative Director, Kean Etro, embraces an optimistic, uplifting mood for his Fall Winter 2021/22 collection, which kicks off a new chapter for the brand.     A new attitude takes center stage, with ETRO engaged in a conversation about what makes the fashion house relevant for today’s consumers. A sense of freedom runs through the lineup, where established rules are broken to create a fresh, immediate and appealing vocabulary of iconic pieces to mix and match with a frisky approach. The boundaries between daywear and evening wear blur. Function and aesthetics blend. After the long days of confinement, it is time to take the street with a fierce, bold attitude.     The playful and the ironic meet the elegant and the sumptuous in a mix of high and low, casual and elegant. Impeccable blazers with cadet details and robe coats in rich fabrications are layered on color- blocked sporty anoraks decorated with discreet Paisley patterns. Recycled wool maxi sweaters find place next to shirts featuring collars made of archival silk linings, while the Pegaso logo pops up on bomber jackets and oversized hoodies. The street cool appeal of baggy utility denim pants splashed with cashmere motifs is counterbalanced by the impeccable sartorial sophistication of camel coats and double-breasted suits featuring deconstructed fluid silhouettes. Pajama-inspired piping details enrich shirts. Quilted jackets are crafted from ETRO’s vintage upholstery textiles. Retro sport-inspired logo bands run down the legs of nylon track pants. Clashing contrasts also define the footwear selection, with beautifully constructed brogues and loafers, punctuated by studs, juxtaposed to patchwork sneakers with neon laces. Mandalas and Paisley patterns stand out on highly functional backpacks, pouches and cross body bags with multiple pockets on the straps to carry everyday essentials.     Cherry on top, a range of vests coming in a blend of wool and mohair are part of a see now-buy now genderless capsule collection immediately available, in the neon tones of blue, yellow and pink, on etro.com. Iconoclastic, unconventional, personal. A message of hope and faith. Since the sun always shines after the storm. Menswear Creative Director, Kean Etro, embraces an optimistic, uplifting mood for his Fall Winter 2021/22 collection, which kicks off a new chapter for the brand.     A new attitude takes center stage, with ETRO engaged in a conversation about what makes the fashion house relevant for today’s consumers. A sense of freedom runs through the lineup, where established rules are broken to create a fresh, immediate and appealing vocabulary of iconic pieces to mix and match with a frisky approach. The boundaries between daywear and evening wear blur. Function and aesthetics blend. After the long days of confinement, it is time to take the street with a fierce, bold attitude.     The playful and the ironic meet the elegant and the sumptuous in a mix of high and low, casual and elegant. Impeccable blazers with cadet details and robe coats in rich fabrications are layered on color- blocked sporty anoraks decorated with discreet Paisley patterns. Recycled wool maxi sweaters find place next to shirts featuring collars made of archival silk linings, while the Pegaso logo pops up on bomber jackets and oversized hoodies. The street cool appeal of baggy utility denim pants splashed with cashmere motifs is counterbalanced by the impeccable sartorial sophistication of camel coats and double-breasted suits featuring deconstructed fluid silhouettes. Pajama-inspired piping details enrich shirts. Quilted jackets are crafted from ETRO’s vintage upholstery textiles. Retro sport-inspired logo bands run down the legs of nylon track pants. Clashing contrasts also define the footwear selection, with beautifully constructed brogues and loafers, punctuated by studs, juxtaposed to patchwork sneakers with neon laces. Mandalas and Paisley patterns stand out on highly functional backpacks, pouches and cross body bags with multiple pockets on the straps to carry everyday essentials.     Cherry on top, a range of vests coming in a blend of wool and mohair are part of a see now-buy now genderless capsule collection immediately available, in the neon tones of blue, yellow and pink, on etro.com.

Ninamounah: Collection 006 for Spring / Summer 2021
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Ninamounah: Collection 006 for Spring / Summer 2021

Fashion A reflection of our most intimate surroundings. For Spring/Summer ’21 they looked inwards. Melting together deadstock materials and recalibrated signature silhouettes. Born from a moment of stillness and reassessment, our new collection comes from a feeling of hope for a bright new future.     Taking cues from traditional Dutch costume and Ninamounah’s usual threesome of leather motor suits, French corsetry and pinstripe tailored suits, the collection offers a contemporary take on familiar tropes. The ‘Kraplap’, a breastcloth garment made of stiff, starched cotton is interpreted as a tailored suit jacket and trousers.     Trousers featuring thigh high contrast panelling are informed by fishermen’s boots, while a traditional trench coat is rendered in luxurious satin hues. Inspired by motor garments, pieces feature side panelling and a relocated seam. A zipper in the waistline can be worn open to show extra skin.     By embracing the method of reclaiming used materials with a specific user’s history for our designs, Ninamounah synthesizes traces of a forlorn past with future realities. Working exclusively with fabrics and leathers that would otherwise be discarded or destroyed, we take responsibility for our planet.       Photo Woody Bos Art Direction Ferdi Sibbel Hair La Toya Velberg Make up David Koppelaarand Jan Fuite Bodypaint Julia Kiryanova   Talents: Nella (Paparazzi Models) Rogier (Success Models) Jairo (Known Model Management) Mira (Vein Agency) A reflection of our most intimate surroundings. For Spring/Summer ’21 they looked inwards. Melting together deadstock materials and recalibrated signature silhouettes. Born from a moment of stillness and reassessment, our new collection comes from a feeling of hope for a bright new future.     Taking cues from traditional Dutch costume and Ninamounah’s usual threesome of leather motor suits, French corsetry and pinstripe tailored suits, the collection offers a contemporary take on familiar tropes. The ‘Kraplap’, a breastcloth garment made of stiff, starched cotton is interpreted as a tailored suit jacket and trousers.     Trousers featuring thigh high contrast panelling are informed by fishermen’s boots, while a traditional trench coat is rendered in luxurious satin hues. Inspired by motor garments, pieces feature side panelling and a relocated seam. A zipper in the waistline can be worn open to show extra skin.     By embracing the method of reclaiming used materials with a specific user’s history for our designs, Ninamounah synthesizes traces of a forlorn past with future realities. Working exclusively with fabrics and leathers that would otherwise be discarded or destroyed, we take responsibility for our planet.       Photo Woody Bos Art Direction Ferdi Sibbel Hair La Toya Velberg Make up David Koppelaarand Jan Fuite Bodypaint Julia Kiryanova   Talents: Nella (Paparazzi Models) Rogier (Success Models) Jairo (Known Model Management) Mira (Vein Agency)

METAMORPHOSIS OR THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION
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METAMORPHOSIS OR THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION

Accessories Befitting these turbulent times, KOMONO renews its creative vision and explores radical new design propositions. We are leaving behind ubiquitous notions of identity and are reimagining our future.     They believe change represents progress and development. It causes us to improve and helps us to transform our current environment. The ever-progressing integration of sustainable practices, both in our design as in our broader culture, is reflected within this season's novelty and reworking of our timeless classics.     SS21 now available at komono.com or in one of their stores. Befitting these turbulent times, KOMONO renews its creative vision and explores radical new design propositions. We are leaving behind ubiquitous notions of identity and are reimagining our future.     They believe change represents progress and development. It causes us to improve and helps us to transform our current environment. The ever-progressing integration of sustainable practices, both in our design as in our broader culture, is reflected within this season's novelty and reworking of our timeless classics.     SS21 now available at komono.com or in one of their stores.

H&M is proud to announce a landmark collaboration with Irish designer Simone Rocha
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H&M is proud to announce a landmark collaboration with Irish designer Simone Rocha

Fashion Continuing a long tradition of acclaimed designer collaborations, H&M is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with the London-based fashion designer Simone Rocha. The Simone Rocha x H&M collection will include Rocha’s signature womenswear, alongside menswear and childrenswear. This marks the first time that Simone Rocha has offered a wardrobe for the entire family. Each category combines a full wardrobe; special occasionwear, including tulle dresses and tailoring, alongside knits, shirting, outerwear such as trenches, casual t-shirts, accessories, including Rocha’s signature sparkling jewellery and pearl-embellished footwear.     Simone Rochais the first Irish designer to undertake such a collaboration with H&M. This collection, like all her work, celebrates her personal inter-ethnic heritage and the myriad inspirations which have defined the growth of her label, from the traditions and crafts of Hong Kong through to the greats of art history.      TheSimone Rochax H&M collection considers the many silhouettes, fabrications, embellishments shapes and influences that have defined the Simone Rochaworld, offering new twists on signatures and paying homage to key collections that have defined the Simone Rochabrand story. We see glimmers of Tudor courtiers, of wild florals, of portraits and photographs, of dolls and playthings. There is tartan, beading, florals, pinks, reds, and bespoke fabrications, developed in house, especially for this collaboration. In forming this collection, Simone Rochaspent time reflecting on her brand’s archive, combing her past collections and carefully reworking favourites into dynamic new propositions that feel right for today.     The collection, which will be released March 11, also celebrates a decade of the Simone Rocha label – a great achievement for an independent London-based brand. Rocha’s label is acclaimed for the strength of its vision – and a consistency that runs throughout each new garment, allowing wearers of the brand to mix and match pieces across seasons. This collection is informed with a similar desire to create hard-working pieces to be loved, cherished and worn again and again. It is an invitation into the Simone Rochaworld, extended to all.     “I am so thrilled to be working with H&M on this very special collection. It truly is a celebration of the signatures of my brand, and the influences that have shaped me. As a designer, and as a customer, I’ve been such a fan of the H&M collaboration concept. Margiela, Alber Elbaz, Comme des Garcons – it’s such an amazing list of alumni to be a part of.”– Simone Rocha.     “Simone Rochahas been on the H&M wish-list for some time. This collaboration offers a new audience the chance to own a very special piece of design history. All of us at H&M have been so inspired to work with a female designer who spends so much time thinking about contemporary femininity, and womanhood, and who is so committed to excellence in craft and design, from the process of developing special fabrications, to pushing silhouettes, shapes and embellishments. Every garment within this collection is unique, special and the result of years of work and meticulous research.” - Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M.  Continuing a long tradition of acclaimed designer collaborations, H&M is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with the London-based fashion designer Simone Rocha. The Simone Rocha x H&M collection will include Rocha’s signature womenswear, alongside menswear and childrenswear. This marks the first time that Simone Rocha has offered a wardrobe for the entire family. Each category combines a full wardrobe; special occasionwear, including tulle dresses and tailoring, alongside knits, shirting, outerwear such as trenches, casual t-shirts, accessories, including Rocha’s signature sparkling jewellery and pearl-embellished footwear.     Simone Rochais the first Irish designer to undertake such a collaboration with H&M. This collection, like all her work, celebrates her personal inter-ethnic heritage and the myriad inspirations which have defined the growth of her label, from the traditions and crafts of Hong Kong through to the greats of art history.      TheSimone Rochax H&M collection considers the many silhouettes, fabrications, embellishments shapes and influences that have defined the Simone Rochaworld, offering new twists on signatures and paying homage to key collections that have defined the Simone Rochabrand story. We see glimmers of Tudor courtiers, of wild florals, of portraits and photographs, of dolls and playthings. There is tartan, beading, florals, pinks, reds, and bespoke fabrications, developed in house, especially for this collaboration. In forming this collection, Simone Rochaspent time reflecting on her brand’s archive, combing her past collections and carefully reworking favourites into dynamic new propositions that feel right for today.     The collection, which will be released March 11, also celebrates a decade of the Simone Rocha label – a great achievement for an independent London-based brand. Rocha’s label is acclaimed for the strength of its vision – and a consistency that runs throughout each new garment, allowing wearers of the brand to mix and match pieces across seasons. This collection is informed with a similar desire to create hard-working pieces to be loved, cherished and worn again and again. It is an invitation into the Simone Rochaworld, extended to all.     “I am so thrilled to be working with H&M on this very special collection. It truly is a celebration of the signatures of my brand, and the influences that have shaped me. As a designer, and as a customer, I’ve been such a fan of the H&M collaboration concept. Margiela, Alber Elbaz, Comme des Garcons – it’s such an amazing list of alumni to be a part of.”– Simone Rocha.     “Simone Rochahas been on the H&M wish-list for some time. This collaboration offers a new audience the chance to own a very special piece of design history. All of us at H&M have been so inspired to work with a female designer who spends so much time thinking about contemporary femininity, and womanhood, and who is so committed to excellence in craft and design, from the process of developing special fabrications, to pushing silhouettes, shapes and embellishments. Every garment within this collection is unique, special and the result of years of work and meticulous research.” - Ann-Sofie Johansson, H&M. 

Gucci’s campaign for Lunar New Year celebrates the House’s dedicated collection featuring Japanese manga character Doraemon
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Gucci’s campaign for Lunar New Year celebrates the House’s dedicated collection featuring Japanese manga character Doraemon

Fashion To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, commencing on February 12th and which heralds the Year of the Ox, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele has imagined a dedicated collection of special items that feature the famous Japanese manga and anime character, Doraemon – the cat-type robot sent from the XXII century to help a young boy called Nobita Nobi with secret gadgets from his four-dimensional pouch. The resulting Doraemon X Gucci collaboration is also marking the manga’s 50th anniversary.     The special collection for men and women featuring pop icon Doraemon in his classic blue color over the GG motif, across different product categories, will debut on January 12th.  Later in the month of January, a new special and playful Doraemon‘s disguise, exclusively created in tribute to the year of the Ox, will be revealed.     For the occasion, Doreamon takes the stage of the new Gucci Lunar New Year campaign shot by photographer Angelo Pennetta. This highly recognizable character becomes a companion who transforms everyday activities into joyful adventures. From having breakfast, to playing video games with friends or partying in the garden, the affable Doraemon in the role of an imaginary friend brings color into people’s lives.     The pieces will be promoted through Gucci’s digital channels and selected Gucci stores worldwide. Gucci Pins, the House’s ephemeral stores inspired by the pins seen on interactive digital maps, will also bring immersive shopping experiences to several cities.     The Gucci 2021 Lunar New Year Collection has its own sustainable packaging, which comprises fully recyclable green bags and matching swing tickets referencing the 50th anniversary of the cartoon, all featuring Doraemon.     Furtherly under the spotlight, the Japanese manga character will take over selected store façades and street installations in different cities across Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.  Doraemon will also be the star of two Gucci ArtWalls in Shanghai and Hong Kong, where he will pose over the GG motif, as in the collection.      Bespoke entertainment will be available on the Gucci App bringing Doraemon figure to life thanks to Augmented Reality. Scanning the Gucci ArtWalls and the dedicated packaging, users will discover a choreography by their favourite character.     Credits:   ©Fujiko-Pro Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Cristopher Simmonds Photographer: Angelo Pennetta To celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year, commencing on February 12th and which heralds the Year of the Ox, Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele has imagined a dedicated collection of special items that feature the famous Japanese manga and anime character, Doraemon – the cat-type robot sent from the XXII century to help a young boy called Nobita Nobi with secret gadgets from his four-dimensional pouch. The resulting Doraemon X Gucci collaboration is also marking the manga’s 50th anniversary.     The special collection for men and women featuring pop icon Doraemon in his classic blue color over the GG motif, across different product categories, will debut on January 12th.  Later in the month of January, a new special and playful Doraemon‘s disguise, exclusively created in tribute to the year of the Ox, will be revealed.     For the occasion, Doreamon takes the stage of the new Gucci Lunar New Year campaign shot by photographer Angelo Pennetta. This highly recognizable character becomes a companion who transforms everyday activities into joyful adventures. From having breakfast, to playing video games with friends or partying in the garden, the affable Doraemon in the role of an imaginary friend brings color into people’s lives.     The pieces will be promoted through Gucci’s digital channels and selected Gucci stores worldwide. Gucci Pins, the House’s ephemeral stores inspired by the pins seen on interactive digital maps, will also bring immersive shopping experiences to several cities.     The Gucci 2021 Lunar New Year Collection has its own sustainable packaging, which comprises fully recyclable green bags and matching swing tickets referencing the 50th anniversary of the cartoon, all featuring Doraemon.     Furtherly under the spotlight, the Japanese manga character will take over selected store façades and street installations in different cities across Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.  Doraemon will also be the star of two Gucci ArtWalls in Shanghai and Hong Kong, where he will pose over the GG motif, as in the collection.      Bespoke entertainment will be available on the Gucci App bringing Doraemon figure to life thanks to Augmented Reality. Scanning the Gucci ArtWalls and the dedicated packaging, users will discover a choreography by their favourite character.     Credits:   ©Fujiko-Pro Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Cristopher Simmonds Photographer: Angelo Pennetta

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