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KMA ‘Eyescapes’ new merchandise launched by Kate Moss
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KMA ‘Eyescapes’ new merchandise launched by Kate Moss

Accessories Designed using a digital print from photographer Rankin that was taken as part of his 2013 Eyescapesseries, all garments have been made using ethicaly sourced and 100% Organic Coton.   All products are available from KMAStudio.com   Designed using a digital print from photographer Rankin that was taken as part of his 2013 Eyescapesseries, all garments have been made using ethicaly sourced and 100% Organic Coton.   All products are available from KMAStudio.com  

Moose Knuckles releases their new Gold Collection
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Moose Knuckles releases their new Gold Collection

Fashion After achieving a huge success in 2019, year of its first-ever launch, Canadian luxury outerwear brand Moose Knuckles Canada is back with the Gold Collection for FW20 Season.   As an expansion to Fall/Winter 2020 collection, the gold styles feature upgraded lining, finer yarn and higher density to keep you warm and dry all day long. The Gold Collection, which include items for both men, women and children, exudes luxury and preciousness thanks to 24-karat gold-plated logos, gold-tone hardware and golden monogrammed jacquard lining.     Core styles such as Sainte Flavie Bomberand Grand Metis Parka for ladies, Little Rapids Bomber, Stag Lake Parka and Minnetonka Jacket for mens, are accented with golden details and available in black and gold fox fur.   Men’s Colombier Parka and women’s Mont Joli Parka are fur-free options, both designed with 100% shearling trim around the collar, hood, and sleeve cuffs, while Elie Jacket is an oversized puffer featuring gold foil lining and a water-repellant outer shell. The capsule offering is complete with a Unisex 3Q Jacket for kids and the exclusive Gold Logo Icon Cap with 24K gold plated logo.   The Gold Collection is available at mooseknucklescanada.com, Moose Knuckles’ stores worldwide and selected global retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Holt Renfrew, Lane Crawford, Isetan, Lotte, Breuninger, Loden-frey, The Corner Berlin, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Verso.       Visit: https://www.mooseknucklescanada.com/en/gold-collection for more details. After achieving a huge success in 2019, year of its first-ever launch, Canadian luxury outerwear brand Moose Knuckles Canada is back with the Gold Collection for FW20 Season.   As an expansion to Fall/Winter 2020 collection, the gold styles feature upgraded lining, finer yarn and higher density to keep you warm and dry all day long. The Gold Collection, which include items for both men, women and children, exudes luxury and preciousness thanks to 24-karat gold-plated logos, gold-tone hardware and golden monogrammed jacquard lining.     Core styles such as Sainte Flavie Bomberand Grand Metis Parka for ladies, Little Rapids Bomber, Stag Lake Parka and Minnetonka Jacket for mens, are accented with golden details and available in black and gold fox fur.   Men’s Colombier Parka and women’s Mont Joli Parka are fur-free options, both designed with 100% shearling trim around the collar, hood, and sleeve cuffs, while Elie Jacket is an oversized puffer featuring gold foil lining and a water-repellant outer shell. The capsule offering is complete with a Unisex 3Q Jacket for kids and the exclusive Gold Logo Icon Cap with 24K gold plated logo.   The Gold Collection is available at mooseknucklescanada.com, Moose Knuckles’ stores worldwide and selected global retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Holt Renfrew, Lane Crawford, Isetan, Lotte, Breuninger, Loden-frey, The Corner Berlin, Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Verso.       Visit: https://www.mooseknucklescanada.com/en/gold-collection for more details.

In conversation with Taylor Zakhar Perez
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In conversation with Taylor Zakhar Perez

Men Taylor Zakhar Perez was introduced to fans in Netflix's sequel ”The Kissing Booth 2” this summer as Marco, the most notable role of his career to date. Thanks to his singing and dancing skills, his social media exploded after the movie first came out. But acting is not all there is about him.       Taylor, you studied music theater before your acting career. How did your switch from theater to TV and film happen?   The natural progression of an actor/artist is working your way through different performance formats and learning about all the pieces of the puzzle...from stage to screen and even prop styling to producing.  To me, Los Angeles was the end goal and I was lucky enough to have a casting director refer me to a few acting studios to make the transition.      You have 7 siblings. What would you say is the most valuable thing you've learned growing up in such a big family?    First let me say that if you didn't grow up with brothers and sisters, you missed out. Even though they aggravate, antagonize and sometimes leave scars on your body, I wouldn't be who I am today without them. You learn patience, compassion and ultimately how to function in the world with all the personalities out there. I was lucky, my family prepared me for a lot of the curveballs in life and I developed a really good sense of humor.      Your background is of strong importance to you, it also impacted your major while studying. What made you so eager to study Spanish, Culture and Community?   College was a weird space, I had two majors, one minorand no friends. I took 25 units a quarter and my teachers thought I was a pain in the ass, but isn't everyone at that age? The outreach aspect intrigued me most on this particular major, I wanted to be of service in the underserved communities. I worked with an NGO that helped DREAMERS prep and apply to universities because it was sort of their only hope for success in higher education.      What is your goal you want to achieve in your acting career?   Just one? I have so many. My primary goal is to maintain my sense of selfand remember where I come from. That being said, I want to do everything from jumping out of helicopter action roles to pee your pants high-stakes comedies, but also diving into dark indie films that shed light on the unthinkable things that happen in this world. My goal is to be limitless; produce my own projects, bring my screenplays and ideas to life, and say yes to the right collaborations. So often we are forced to assimilate to what ”they” want us to be, but that's not me and it never will be.       When you auditioned for ”The Kissing Booth 2”, you didn't know what were you auditioning for. How did the role of Marco Pena change your life and what is the best thing about being part of this film?   Marco Peña sort of broke the internet when we premiered, it was madness. My Instagramgained millions of followers overnight and my face was everywhere. I am incredibly grateful for my costars that went through this a couple years back and they sort of helped me adapt to it. The best part of the whole experience has been the support from our director Vince Marcello, his attention to detail and specificity leveled me up as an artist and made set a safe place for us to be vulnerable. Also Joey, she just raised the bar and made me want to be better everyday.     How do you feel about your impending stardom status? Is it weird having so many fans all of a sudden following you on social media and trying to get in contact with you?   If fans text me, I'll hit them back. Sometimes I spend an hour just chatting with fans,getting to know them and get their take on life, love, whatever. Technology is cool, man. As for the “impending stardom” ... well, I think actualstardom is contingent on the next projects I choose. I can choose to be a one-trick pony or pivot into something more dramatic or action heavy. The choice is obvious and I'm all in.     You are very much into charitable work. What makes charity so important for you and do you support any specific charity organization or cause? Tell us more about about this part of your life.   My mom and dad come from humble beginnings and they've always made a point to tell us how privileged we were growing up. No joke, any time we were ungrateful,it turned into an hour lecture which ultimately turned into some kind of house/yard work.  I don't have one organization that I exclusively work with, but I have some family members with disabilities and I try to gear my outreach toward non-profits that support research or directly aid in a child's development (e.g. education, familial assistance, etc.);anything that can take the stress off of the working parents.      We know you love to travel, but this is heavily restricted at the moment. How did you spend your time during quarantine, besides riding your motorcycle?   Giving up traveling for a moment was tough, but it's for the greater good and I am all for that. I was able to finish a film I wrote, start working on another, collaborate with friends, get back on the piano and was able to take a step back and assess what my next move as an actor is. This “overnight” meteoric rise during a lockdown was like nothing I ever expected, but it allowed me to weigh the importance of everything in my life and have major clarity. Oh, and the dog, can't forget spending time with the dog.      You said you would love to produce your own projects, bring your ideas to life. You also just finished a film you wrote. How did your interest in production and screenplays spark? Tell us more about this finished project that you wrote.   I've been behind the scenes for many years working art department, bringing projects into production, casting and coordinating, etc. So for me, as I was pursuing a career in front of the camera,it only made sense to keep building my behind the camera knowledge as well. It also helped that I was at UCLA, which has a great TV & Film department, so I was able to take what I learned there and apply it to today. The screenplay I just finished follows a young man that has strayed so far away from his true north that it takes destruction, reconciliation and death to reset him and his place in the world.     It was announced we'll be seeing more of you and your friends next year in ”The Kissing Booth 3”. Obviously, you're team Marco. What can you tease for us about the third installment of the movie?   Are you trying to get me killed? This is some top-secret vault intel you are asking for. What I CAN tell you is that the third film will make you feel some type of way, it's an emotional satisfying  culmination of a coming of age story. As with many film franchises (with heart),the final one is always about what these characters have learned since the beginning of their journey and I think everyone will be empowered after watching it.    For the full story and editorial, get your copy at: https://www.boutiquemags.com   TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Taylor Zakhar Perez @taylorzakharperez  Photography: Erinn Springer @springerinn Casting / EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Styling: Jordan Boothe @jordanboothestudio @lmcworldwide  Production: Maria Zakhar  Grooming: Brandy Moreno Creative direction: Erinn Springer & Maria Zakhar Interview by: Jana Letonja @janaletonja Special thanks to Amita Malani and Andrea Braff at @viewpoint.pr  Taylor Zakhar Perez was introduced to fans in Netflix's sequel ”The Kissing Booth 2” this summer as Marco, the most notable role of his career to date. Thanks to his singing and dancing skills, his social media exploded after the movie first came out. But acting is not all there is about him.       Taylor, you studied music theater before your acting career. How did your switch from theater to TV and film happen?   The natural progression of an actor/artist is working your way through different performance formats and learning about all the pieces of the puzzle...from stage to screen and even prop styling to producing.  To me, Los Angeles was the end goal and I was lucky enough to have a casting director refer me to a few acting studios to make the transition.      You have 7 siblings. What would you say is the most valuable thing you've learned growing up in such a big family?    First let me say that if you didn't grow up with brothers and sisters, you missed out. Even though they aggravate, antagonize and sometimes leave scars on your body, I wouldn't be who I am today without them. You learn patience, compassion and ultimately how to function in the world with all the personalities out there. I was lucky, my family prepared me for a lot of the curveballs in life and I developed a really good sense of humor.      Your background is of strong importance to you, it also impacted your major while studying. What made you so eager to study Spanish, Culture and Community?   College was a weird space, I had two majors, one minorand no friends. I took 25 units a quarter and my teachers thought I was a pain in the ass, but isn't everyone at that age? The outreach aspect intrigued me most on this particular major, I wanted to be of service in the underserved communities. I worked with an NGO that helped DREAMERS prep and apply to universities because it was sort of their only hope for success in higher education.      What is your goal you want to achieve in your acting career?   Just one? I have so many. My primary goal is to maintain my sense of selfand remember where I come from. That being said, I want to do everything from jumping out of helicopter action roles to pee your pants high-stakes comedies, but also diving into dark indie films that shed light on the unthinkable things that happen in this world. My goal is to be limitless; produce my own projects, bring my screenplays and ideas to life, and say yes to the right collaborations. So often we are forced to assimilate to what ”they” want us to be, but that's not me and it never will be.       When you auditioned for ”The Kissing Booth 2”, you didn't know what were you auditioning for. How did the role of Marco Pena change your life and what is the best thing about being part of this film?   Marco Peña sort of broke the internet when we premiered, it was madness. My Instagramgained millions of followers overnight and my face was everywhere. I am incredibly grateful for my costars that went through this a couple years back and they sort of helped me adapt to it. The best part of the whole experience has been the support from our director Vince Marcello, his attention to detail and specificity leveled me up as an artist and made set a safe place for us to be vulnerable. Also Joey, she just raised the bar and made me want to be better everyday.     How do you feel about your impending stardom status? Is it weird having so many fans all of a sudden following you on social media and trying to get in contact with you?   If fans text me, I'll hit them back. Sometimes I spend an hour just chatting with fans,getting to know them and get their take on life, love, whatever. Technology is cool, man. As for the “impending stardom” ... well, I think actualstardom is contingent on the next projects I choose. I can choose to be a one-trick pony or pivot into something more dramatic or action heavy. The choice is obvious and I'm all in.     You are very much into charitable work. What makes charity so important for you and do you support any specific charity organization or cause? Tell us more about about this part of your life.   My mom and dad come from humble beginnings and they've always made a point to tell us how privileged we were growing up. No joke, any time we were ungrateful,it turned into an hour lecture which ultimately turned into some kind of house/yard work.  I don't have one organization that I exclusively work with, but I have some family members with disabilities and I try to gear my outreach toward non-profits that support research or directly aid in a child's development (e.g. education, familial assistance, etc.);anything that can take the stress off of the working parents.      We know you love to travel, but this is heavily restricted at the moment. How did you spend your time during quarantine, besides riding your motorcycle?   Giving up traveling for a moment was tough, but it's for the greater good and I am all for that. I was able to finish a film I wrote, start working on another, collaborate with friends, get back on the piano and was able to take a step back and assess what my next move as an actor is. This “overnight” meteoric rise during a lockdown was like nothing I ever expected, but it allowed me to weigh the importance of everything in my life and have major clarity. Oh, and the dog, can't forget spending time with the dog.      You said you would love to produce your own projects, bring your ideas to life. You also just finished a film you wrote. How did your interest in production and screenplays spark? Tell us more about this finished project that you wrote.   I've been behind the scenes for many years working art department, bringing projects into production, casting and coordinating, etc. So for me, as I was pursuing a career in front of the camera,it only made sense to keep building my behind the camera knowledge as well. It also helped that I was at UCLA, which has a great TV & Film department, so I was able to take what I learned there and apply it to today. The screenplay I just finished follows a young man that has strayed so far away from his true north that it takes destruction, reconciliation and death to reset him and his place in the world.     It was announced we'll be seeing more of you and your friends next year in ”The Kissing Booth 3”. Obviously, you're team Marco. What can you tease for us about the third installment of the movie?   Are you trying to get me killed? This is some top-secret vault intel you are asking for. What I CAN tell you is that the third film will make you feel some type of way, it's an emotional satisfying  culmination of a coming of age story. As with many film franchises (with heart),the final one is always about what these characters have learned since the beginning of their journey and I think everyone will be empowered after watching it.    For the full story and editorial, get your copy at: https://www.boutiquemags.com   TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Taylor Zakhar Perez @taylorzakharperez  Photography: Erinn Springer @springerinn Casting / EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Styling: Jordan Boothe @jordanboothestudio @lmcworldwide  Production: Maria Zakhar  Grooming: Brandy Moreno Creative direction: Erinn Springer & Maria Zakhar Interview by: Jana Letonja @janaletonja Special thanks to Amita Malani and Andrea Braff at @viewpoint.pr 

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TWOJEYS CARRIES OUT THE BIGGEST BLACK FRIDAY CAMPAIGN WITH AN ANALOG FILM STARRING OSCAR CASAS, JESSICA GOICOECHEA, NIL OJEDA & LIL MOSS
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TWOJEYS CARRIES OUT THE BIGGEST BLACK FRIDAY CAMPAIGN WITH AN ANALOG FILM STARRING OSCAR CASAS, JESSICA GOICOECHEA, NIL OJEDA & LIL MOSS

Jewelry Last Sunday at 9 pm the movie BANK NEVER WINS by Twojeys was launched on Instagram, giving the kick-off to the most creative Black Friday campaign of the brand soccer Jessica Goicoechea, Youtuber Nil Ojeda and singer Lil Moss, forming a star cast. The protagonists were joined by part of the Twojeys Family as Nina Urgell, Marc Forne, Gigi Vives and Joan Pala, in addition to the founders of the brand Joan Margarit and Biel Juste.     TWOJEYS has given its own style to the Black Friday campaign by showing the most creative, professional and talented side of the brand. Thus, it welcomes the week of greatest discounts that the brand has made to date with a maximum of 40% on selected products.     BANK NEVER WINS is a Robin Hood style movie, where the bank is robbed from the casino to give it, in this case, to the customers who are playing in the form biggest robbery in the history of a casino carried out by the band TWOJEYS, where the protagonists of the action are Oscar Casas, Jessica Goicoechea and Lil to rob the vault, and where the Youtuber Nil Ojeda turned into the computer technician of the band is the one in charge of giving support to carry out the robbery.     BANK NEVER WINS surpassed more than 5 million visualizations and added more than 5,000 orders in 24 hours.       With this spectacular repertoire of characters, the success of the campaign has not been long in coming. 24 hours after the launch of the campaign, the movie BANK NEVER WINS surpassed more than 5 million visualizations and added more than 5.000 orders, and this has only just begun. In just over a year, TWOJEYS has become one of the most recognized unisex jewelry brands in the national and international scene. All its collections and campaigns follow the TJ style, with images and films in analog, where the success lies in the creativity that comes from this young team led by Joan Margarit and Biel Juste.   Watch the video here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CH59cfEhkYs/       www.twojeys.com www.instagram.com/twojeys Last Sunday at 9 pm the movie BANK NEVER WINS by Twojeys was launched on Instagram, giving the kick-off to the most creative Black Friday campaign of the brand soccer Jessica Goicoechea, Youtuber Nil Ojeda and singer Lil Moss, forming a star cast. The protagonists were joined by part of the Twojeys Family as Nina Urgell, Marc Forne, Gigi Vives and Joan Pala, in addition to the founders of the brand Joan Margarit and Biel Juste.     TWOJEYS has given its own style to the Black Friday campaign by showing the most creative, professional and talented side of the brand. Thus, it welcomes the week of greatest discounts that the brand has made to date with a maximum of 40% on selected products.     BANK NEVER WINS is a Robin Hood style movie, where the bank is robbed from the casino to give it, in this case, to the customers who are playing in the form biggest robbery in the history of a casino carried out by the band TWOJEYS, where the protagonists of the action are Oscar Casas, Jessica Goicoechea and Lil to rob the vault, and where the Youtuber Nil Ojeda turned into the computer technician of the band is the one in charge of giving support to carry out the robbery.     BANK NEVER WINS surpassed more than 5 million visualizations and added more than 5,000 orders in 24 hours.       With this spectacular repertoire of characters, the success of the campaign has not been long in coming. 24 hours after the launch of the campaign, the movie BANK NEVER WINS surpassed more than 5 million visualizations and added more than 5.000 orders, and this has only just begun. In just over a year, TWOJEYS has become one of the most recognized unisex jewelry brands in the national and international scene. All its collections and campaigns follow the TJ style, with images and films in analog, where the success lies in the creativity that comes from this young team led by Joan Margarit and Biel Juste.   Watch the video here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CH59cfEhkYs/       www.twojeys.com www.instagram.com/twojeys

Louis Vuitton and (RED) present the Louis Vuitton I (RED) Trainer in support of the  ght to end AIDS
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Louis Vuitton and (RED) present the Louis Vuitton I (RED) Trainer in support of the ght to end AIDS

Accessories Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce its continued collaboration with (RED), the organisation founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to fight AIDS. Louis Vuitton proudly supports (RED)’s actions with the creation of a Louis Vuitton I (RED) Trainer and for each LV Trainer sold, $200 will be donated to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in support of (RED).     First presented during Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh’s debut Spring-Summer 2019 show for Louis Vuitton, the LV Trainer has become a staple menswear sneaker. Flirting with nostalgia and borrowing its lines from basketball shoes, the Louis Vuitton I (RED) Trainer features embossed Monogram on white leather with bright red piping and details. Monogram flowers are embedded across the sole of the low-top sneaker. Made in Italy, the LV Trainer is innovative and entirely embellished with Louis Vuitton House codes while nodding to (RED)’s signatures and powerful messaging.     The Louis Vuitton I (RED) Trainer will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide as of 1 December. Louis Vuitton is pleased to announce its continued collaboration with (RED), the organisation founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006 to fight AIDS. Louis Vuitton proudly supports (RED)’s actions with the creation of a Louis Vuitton I (RED) Trainer and for each LV Trainer sold, $200 will be donated to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in support of (RED).     First presented during Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh’s debut Spring-Summer 2019 show for Louis Vuitton, the LV Trainer has become a staple menswear sneaker. Flirting with nostalgia and borrowing its lines from basketball shoes, the Louis Vuitton I (RED) Trainer features embossed Monogram on white leather with bright red piping and details. Monogram flowers are embedded across the sole of the low-top sneaker. Made in Italy, the LV Trainer is innovative and entirely embellished with Louis Vuitton House codes while nodding to (RED)’s signatures and powerful messaging.     The Louis Vuitton I (RED) Trainer will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide as of 1 December.

SAMSØE SAMSØE LAUNCHES BLUE BELIEF 2.0
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SAMSØE SAMSØE LAUNCHES BLUE BELIEF 2.0

Fashion Blue Belief is Samsøe Samsøe’s conscious denim program which continues the push towards ensuring the best possible in sustainability matters, both in terms of production and material choices.     With its Pre-Spring 2021 collection, the brand is extending the core offering by including two new models. ’Elly’, thenew women’s style, is a slight nod to the 90’s and, with an excellent ‘mom’ , the brand is highlighting something that works well on all body types. Meanwhile ’Eddie’, the new men’s model, is the brand’s loosest t-shirt ever. Itreferences the 50’s straight legged, Marlon Brando-esque aesthetic, but with a modern twist, making it perfect for the new 20’s.     Blue Belief redefines the components used to make jeans, using only conscious cotton - either organic or entirely recycled - and trims such as naturally oxidized studs, nickel-free zips, recycled polyester threads and jacron plaster patches from sustainable sources. Equally important, Samsøe Samsøe’s denim nishing process has been relocated to an eco-friendly laundry that usescutting-edge technology to create virtually waterless washing by simply removing water from stone washes, and instead using ozone washing  with bubble technology. By combining multiple wet cycle processes, the water usage is signi cantly reduced — by up to 96% forthe Blue Belief program. Over and above this, Samsøe Samsøe is working with the non-pro t organization Charity:Water, which brings cleandrinking water to some of the poorest parts of the world. For every denim piece sold, Samsøe Samsøe will donate €1 to the charity with the goal of providing up to ve wells a year to impoverished communities in Rwanda and Malawi. In villages where young girls can spend up to ten hours a day fetching water, the impact of these improvedwater sources can be felt well beyond better health, extending into areas of gender equality and education.     Blue Belief is part of an ongoing commitment by Samsøe Samsøe to reduce its impact on the environment through sourcing more sustainable fabrics. By 2024, the brand’s ambition is to be 100% more sustainable. Already on a good path, the upcoming 2021 collections show respectively 42%, 51% & 68% more sustainable collections. The new campaign features a diverse cast of models and street-cast people in the Blue Belief 2.0. Lensed by Mariya Pepelanova with creative direction and styling by Mathilde Storm, the communication is simple and strong; bringingthe approach of community, camaraderie and inclusivity to life. Blue Belief is Samsøe Samsøe’s conscious denim program which continues the push towards ensuring the best possible in sustainability matters, both in terms of production and material choices.     With its Pre-Spring 2021 collection, the brand is extending the core offering by including two new models. ’Elly’, thenew women’s style, is a slight nod to the 90’s and, with an excellent ‘mom’ , the brand is highlighting something that works well on all body types. Meanwhile ’Eddie’, the new men’s model, is the brand’s loosest t-shirt ever. Itreferences the 50’s straight legged, Marlon Brando-esque aesthetic, but with a modern twist, making it perfect for the new 20’s.     Blue Belief redefines the components used to make jeans, using only conscious cotton - either organic or entirely recycled - and trims such as naturally oxidized studs, nickel-free zips, recycled polyester threads and jacron plaster patches from sustainable sources. Equally important, Samsøe Samsøe’s denim nishing process has been relocated to an eco-friendly laundry that usescutting-edge technology to create virtually waterless washing by simply removing water from stone washes, and instead using ozone washing  with bubble technology. By combining multiple wet cycle processes, the water usage is signi cantly reduced — by up to 96% forthe Blue Belief program. Over and above this, Samsøe Samsøe is working with the non-pro t organization Charity:Water, which brings cleandrinking water to some of the poorest parts of the world. For every denim piece sold, Samsøe Samsøe will donate €1 to the charity with the goal of providing up to ve wells a year to impoverished communities in Rwanda and Malawi. In villages where young girls can spend up to ten hours a day fetching water, the impact of these improvedwater sources can be felt well beyond better health, extending into areas of gender equality and education.     Blue Belief is part of an ongoing commitment by Samsøe Samsøe to reduce its impact on the environment through sourcing more sustainable fabrics. By 2024, the brand’s ambition is to be 100% more sustainable. Already on a good path, the upcoming 2021 collections show respectively 42%, 51% & 68% more sustainable collections. The new campaign features a diverse cast of models and street-cast people in the Blue Belief 2.0. Lensed by Mariya Pepelanova with creative direction and styling by Mathilde Storm, the communication is simple and strong; bringingthe approach of community, camaraderie and inclusivity to life.

FENDI - Featuring Sarah Coleman
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FENDI - Featuring Sarah Coleman

Accessories FENDI has commissioned the New York based artist Sarah Coleman to reinterpret the Miami Design District FENDI Boutique and create a series of one of a kind design pieces.     For almost a century FENDI has been committed to redefining luxury through the development of new materials and techniques.  From its foundation, and through Silvia Venturini Fendi’s vision today, the Roman Luxury House has been pushing traditional methodologies and handcraft in new directions.  Inspired by FENDI’s tradition of breaking down barriers of exclusivity and luxury, the artist felt empowered to invent and reimagine.  The result feels retro and classic but also entirely new, inspired by the spirit of the 1970s.     The concept created for Design Miami/ is centered around Coleman’s design ethos of repurposing and FENDI’s DNA.  The theme takes a literal approach at times, leveraging fabrics from FENDI’s handbags to reupholster furniture in bold mixed logo prints, or printing FENDI archival imagery onto vintage magazine paper to collage a chair.  The repurposing often applies in ways that are less physical and more metaphorical. FENDI’s iconic prints are warped and manipulated in FaceTune, an app usually used for Instagram editing, but instead used to create art.  FENDI’s iconic FF and Pequin logos are reinterpreted by Sarah with a vertigo effect. This printed design will appear on the façade of the FENDI Miami Boutique, as well as on a series of limited-edition Peekaboo handbags.     In collaboration with the artist, a special limited edition of 3 styles of FENDI’s iconic Peekaboo ISeeU bags designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi will launch exclusively at the FENDI Miami Design District Boutique in late November 2020.  The limited edition FENDI Artist Peekaboo will be available in an iconic FENDI yellow with FF embossed design, a white nappa leather with phosphorescent FF beads and embroidery for a glow in the dark effect, and in a canvas body with multicolor FF thread embroidery.     In addition, Sarah has reinterpreted a one of a kind piece of the Designer’s Peekaboo bag in white canvas, transforming it into a multicolored style in plaster and acrylic paint, with FFs cut from suede, glazed with resin. The bold colors of the piece are inspired by the vibrant arts scene in Miami, as well as whimsical toys from the artist’s childhood.     Following tradition and celebrating FENDI’s longstanding relationship with Design Miami/, the boutique will be dressed up for the occasion with a special façade in a concept created by the artist, with the vertigo Pequin FENDI logo in the iconic Maison’s yellow colour.   In addition to the iconic handbags, the artist has created a series of design pieces to be displayed in the Miami boutique during Design Miami/.  Reupholstery using vintage designer bags is one of the artist’s main mediums, which inspired a cushion reupholstered using coated canvas from 1980s FENDI beach bag.   Additional pieces include a vintage rattan peacock chair, refinished in yellow acrylic paint and plaster by the artist, and an acrylic zigzag chair, covered in collage of vintage books and magazines, printed with FENDI archival images, and mixed with warped prints designed by the artist.  This piece features layers of repurposing, from the vintage paper materials used, images drawn from the brand’s archive, and the distortion of iconic FENDI prints.     Inspired by visions of a distant future in which the value of objects can be judged only by their objective appearance, Coleman has created a series of mixed media artwork, made from layers of draped fabric, found objects, and deconstructed vintage FENDI bags. The collection celebrates an unexpectedness in vision and use of materials, a fitting expression of the creativity and innovation of FENDI.   FENDI has commissioned the New York based artist Sarah Coleman to reinterpret the Miami Design District FENDI Boutique and create a series of one of a kind design pieces.     For almost a century FENDI has been committed to redefining luxury through the development of new materials and techniques.  From its foundation, and through Silvia Venturini Fendi’s vision today, the Roman Luxury House has been pushing traditional methodologies and handcraft in new directions.  Inspired by FENDI’s tradition of breaking down barriers of exclusivity and luxury, the artist felt empowered to invent and reimagine.  The result feels retro and classic but also entirely new, inspired by the spirit of the 1970s.     The concept created for Design Miami/ is centered around Coleman’s design ethos of repurposing and FENDI’s DNA.  The theme takes a literal approach at times, leveraging fabrics from FENDI’s handbags to reupholster furniture in bold mixed logo prints, or printing FENDI archival imagery onto vintage magazine paper to collage a chair.  The repurposing often applies in ways that are less physical and more metaphorical. FENDI’s iconic prints are warped and manipulated in FaceTune, an app usually used for Instagram editing, but instead used to create art.  FENDI’s iconic FF and Pequin logos are reinterpreted by Sarah with a vertigo effect. This printed design will appear on the façade of the FENDI Miami Boutique, as well as on a series of limited-edition Peekaboo handbags.     In collaboration with the artist, a special limited edition of 3 styles of FENDI’s iconic Peekaboo ISeeU bags designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi will launch exclusively at the FENDI Miami Design District Boutique in late November 2020.  The limited edition FENDI Artist Peekaboo will be available in an iconic FENDI yellow with FF embossed design, a white nappa leather with phosphorescent FF beads and embroidery for a glow in the dark effect, and in a canvas body with multicolor FF thread embroidery.     In addition, Sarah has reinterpreted a one of a kind piece of the Designer’s Peekaboo bag in white canvas, transforming it into a multicolored style in plaster and acrylic paint, with FFs cut from suede, glazed with resin. The bold colors of the piece are inspired by the vibrant arts scene in Miami, as well as whimsical toys from the artist’s childhood.     Following tradition and celebrating FENDI’s longstanding relationship with Design Miami/, the boutique will be dressed up for the occasion with a special façade in a concept created by the artist, with the vertigo Pequin FENDI logo in the iconic Maison’s yellow colour.   In addition to the iconic handbags, the artist has created a series of design pieces to be displayed in the Miami boutique during Design Miami/.  Reupholstery using vintage designer bags is one of the artist’s main mediums, which inspired a cushion reupholstered using coated canvas from 1980s FENDI beach bag.   Additional pieces include a vintage rattan peacock chair, refinished in yellow acrylic paint and plaster by the artist, and an acrylic zigzag chair, covered in collage of vintage books and magazines, printed with FENDI archival images, and mixed with warped prints designed by the artist.  This piece features layers of repurposing, from the vintage paper materials used, images drawn from the brand’s archive, and the distortion of iconic FENDI prints.     Inspired by visions of a distant future in which the value of objects can be judged only by their objective appearance, Coleman has created a series of mixed media artwork, made from layers of draped fabric, found objects, and deconstructed vintage FENDI bags. The collection celebrates an unexpectedness in vision and use of materials, a fitting expression of the creativity and innovation of FENDI.  

VERSACE SHARES THEIR 2020 HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN
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VERSACE SHARES THEIR 2020 HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN

Fashion Get in, we’re going on an adventure.     Inspired by the sentiment of returning home for the holidays, Versace presents a fabulous road trip for its 2020 festive campaign. Travel as we know it may be temporarily on hold, but that won’t stop members of the Versace world from hopping into a glamorous convertible and hitting the road.     Visiting home for holiday celebrations is one of the greatest joys of this time of year. This campaign captures the anticipation of reuniting with family, friends and loved ones - presenting scenic landscapes that highlight the many different journeys that will be taken this season. From wintry mountain escapes to tropical backdrops, the fashion film and accompanying imagery spotlights the uniqueness of our ways of celebrating. The journey home, which can be also be spiritual rather than physical, feels even more significant during these times of distance. At the center of the campaign is an appreciation of love and connection, with an optimism that together we can create a better world.       Their starry cast includes Irina Shayk, Adut Akech, Biaggio Ali Walsh and Louis Baines, as well as a selection of familiar Versace faces ready to celebrate this holiday season and embark on a fantasy trip home. Captured by Arnaud Lajeunie.       Get in, we’re going on an adventure.     Inspired by the sentiment of returning home for the holidays, Versace presents a fabulous road trip for its 2020 festive campaign. Travel as we know it may be temporarily on hold, but that won’t stop members of the Versace world from hopping into a glamorous convertible and hitting the road.     Visiting home for holiday celebrations is one of the greatest joys of this time of year. This campaign captures the anticipation of reuniting with family, friends and loved ones - presenting scenic landscapes that highlight the many different journeys that will be taken this season. From wintry mountain escapes to tropical backdrops, the fashion film and accompanying imagery spotlights the uniqueness of our ways of celebrating. The journey home, which can be also be spiritual rather than physical, feels even more significant during these times of distance. At the center of the campaign is an appreciation of love and connection, with an optimism that together we can create a better world.       Their starry cast includes Irina Shayk, Adut Akech, Biaggio Ali Walsh and Louis Baines, as well as a selection of familiar Versace faces ready to celebrate this holiday season and embark on a fantasy trip home. Captured by Arnaud Lajeunie.      

Gift inspiration for everyone can be found at Scotch & Soda
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Gift inspiration for everyone can be found at Scotch & Soda

Fashion With the arrival of Sinterklaas in our country, the festive season has officially started. Still looking for gift inspiration or are you looking for something to pamper yourself this holiday season? Scotch & Soda presents the Festive Gift Guide in which the perfect gifts can be found for family, friends or yourself!     Gifts for ladies:     At Scotch & Soda you will find plenty of beautiful gifts for women, including a selection of beautiful leather gloves to get through the winter months or a headband with bead decoration for the finishing touch to your Christmas outfit. Go for one of the luxury eau de parfum gift sets, such as the WITH LOVE gift set, as a gift to a loved one on Christmas Eve or under the Christmas tree.     Gifts for gents:     If you are looking for a nice gift for a man, do not hesitate to visit one of the Scotch & Soda stores. Here you will find a selection of velvet bow ties and a variety of colored socks to complete your party outfit. Do you prefer something refreshing to give as a gift? Then choose the iconic Barfly eau de toilette, which is now also available as a handy hand disinfectant spray to take with you everywhere. With the arrival of Sinterklaas in our country, the festive season has officially started. Still looking for gift inspiration or are you looking for something to pamper yourself this holiday season? Scotch & Soda presents the Festive Gift Guide in which the perfect gifts can be found for family, friends or yourself!     Gifts for ladies:     At Scotch & Soda you will find plenty of beautiful gifts for women, including a selection of beautiful leather gloves to get through the winter months or a headband with bead decoration for the finishing touch to your Christmas outfit. Go for one of the luxury eau de parfum gift sets, such as the WITH LOVE gift set, as a gift to a loved one on Christmas Eve or under the Christmas tree.     Gifts for gents:     If you are looking for a nice gift for a man, do not hesitate to visit one of the Scotch & Soda stores. Here you will find a selection of velvet bow ties and a variety of colored socks to complete your party outfit. Do you prefer something refreshing to give as a gift? Then choose the iconic Barfly eau de toilette, which is now also available as a handy hand disinfectant spray to take with you everywhere.

In conversation with DON DIABLO
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In conversation with DON DIABLO

Music  We had a pleasure chatting and shooting an exclusive editorial in our new issue, with on of the best DJ'S and artists at the moment DON DIABLO.      How are you doing?   I am doing great actually. Considering the circumstances!      How are you experiencing being a DJ in a time where your options are limited?   I feel quite opposite actually, for me it feels like I now have limitless possibilities to explore all my other creative thoughts and ideas now that I am not doing 200+ shows in over 100 countries in one year. Sleeping less than two to three hours a night for a few years straight definitely messes with your mind and body on many different levels. I first decided to work on my mental and physical health. I also really wanted to explore other creative opportunities next to making music like writing a book, creating art and expanding my HEXAGON fashion brand. I also launched a new 80-ies influenced band called "Camp Kubrick" and rebuilt a church into a house from where I did the craziest livestreams in my bedroom, swimming pool and a special set in my toilet which actually made it into the 8 o'clock news (!). Before the pandemic I never really shared anything from my private life and lived quite a secluded life outside of my work, now we recorded an Mtv Cribs special in my house and I am doing a semi shirtless photoshoot for Numero, for me this period of my life is also about exploring things that normally scare me to death, about expanding my horizons. Throughout my life I have taught myself to see limitations as exciting opportunities.         You have probably been working on new music, when can we expect some new beats?   I am quite close to finally finishing off my new album, almost a year after the expected release date. We actually already did the album tour before the pandemic hit, testing out new music in New York, Paris, London, Tokyo and Milan. After the tour it felt like something was missing, I really wanted this album to be more personal than ever. For me it's not just about the beats, it's also about the story. A song has to mean something personal to me, it's my way to share some insight into my head both creatively as well as emotionally. In between my work on the album I did release a few bangers to keep the fans happy, besides making music for a Chinese video game and remixing acts like Dua Lipa and The Killers.       And what is next for the future? It is your main source of inspiration right?   Hahaha. Well, yes...my friends and fans often refer to me as "the future man" because I am very inspired by the concept of time, technology and futuristic art. Throughout my life I have lost a lot of important people who still had a whole life ahead of them. This not only fueled my urge to work as hard as I could to achieve my dreams, it also paved the way to think bigger and stop continuously doubting myself. What do I really have to lose?      You recently launched a sci-fi comic book series 'Hexagon', what was the main inspiration for that?   Initially I wrote the story of the comic book series as a concept for a very ambitious film project. When I met my current publisher in Los Angeles it felt more logical and achievable to start it off as a comic book series. The story is not only an epic sci-fi adventure but also a semi biographical story that revolves around the connection between a son and his dad. If I am being really honest it's also a way to bring back and capture memories of my own father who passed away a few years ago.       Did you have an influence for your career, did you get any help?   Musically I mostly got influenced by rock music while growing up. Unfortunately I grew up in the middle of nowhere so there were no friends around to start a band. Luckily I discovered the concept of making music with my computer at a very young age which then immediately became an obsession. I released my first record when I was fourteen and never looked back. Record labels never paid me proper royalties, radio stations never played my music and promoters never gave me a chance to show my skills so in the end I had to do it all myself. Started my own label, created my own sound and worked eighteen hours a day, seven days a week without the help of a management or agency. Things were pretty grim for many years, I worked non stop while seeing other new dj's and producers on the scene blowing up left and right. In the end I stuck to what I believed in and managed to climb my way to the top one step at a time. It was quite a journey to get where I am today but it also makes me appreciate every single moment I get to experience now even more.         Do you have a favourite track or music project?   It's hard to pick one favourite but I wrote a very special song for my father in LA this year, looking back on the last eight years of my life without him in my life. I also directed the music video for "Thousand Faces" myself, I tried to make it as personal as possible so it features my Mom and some of the places that mean or meant a lot to me personally.       Is there an artist you still want to collaborate with?   I would love to create a song featuring the vocals of Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel and / or Childish Gambino. Creatively I have also always been inspired by George Lucas and the Star Wars universe that's why working together with Disney and LucasFilm on a Star Wars clothing line last year definitely was a collaboration highlight for me outside of my musical adventures.         Can you describe yourself in three words?    Sleep deprived perfectionist.      What makes you happy the most? Why?   When I hang out with my Mom. It takes me back to when I was a kid and makes me forget about all of my "grown up worries". I visit my Mom every week. She's a gem. I honestly never want to lose the kid inside of me. Children see the world in a different way. Without fear and prejudice.       Do you have any advice for upcoming dj's and producers? These are strange times, so any advice would work.    Make music because you LOVE making music. Play music because you LOVE playing music. I never started doing these things because I wanted to become rich or famous, I started doing these things because it gave me joy. It transported me into a world where I felt in control of my own happiness. Creativity is not a competition. The best things are created out of joy and spontaneity. Work hard and be patient. Life is not a sprint, it's a marathon, if you're lucky that is. Success will then follow as a bonus. Or not. At least you had a great time. At the end of the day we will all die and we will all be forgotten one day so we better enjoy life while it lasts, no reason to take things so seriously or even worse to focus on what others are doing around you. This has absolutely no relation to the happiness you have to create yourself inside your own head     What comes to mind when you heard the word “DREAM”? (as that is the theme of our issue)   Dreams are what gives us drive, a purpose. Dreams allow us to create a better place in our head, a place we can visit at any given time no matter how stormy it is outside. If you have a dream and you can hang on to that dream you are already a winner. In the end it doesn't really matter what happens in "out there" it matters what you feel inside your heart and how every now and then that translates into precious moments of happiness inside your own reality.      EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Don Diablo @dondiablo  Casting and editor-in-chief: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Photography: Koers Von Cremer @koersvoncremer  Styling: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri  Grooming: Carlos Saidel using @narsissist  Styling assistant: Emma Hersbach / interview by Leroy Aznam Location: Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam   You can see the full editorial and interview in our new issue, which you can now purchase on: https://www.boutiquemags.com  We had a pleasure chatting and shooting an exclusive editorial in our new issue, with on of the best DJ'S and artists at the moment DON DIABLO.      How are you doing?   I am doing great actually. Considering the circumstances!      How are you experiencing being a DJ in a time where your options are limited?   I feel quite opposite actually, for me it feels like I now have limitless possibilities to explore all my other creative thoughts and ideas now that I am not doing 200+ shows in over 100 countries in one year. Sleeping less than two to three hours a night for a few years straight definitely messes with your mind and body on many different levels. I first decided to work on my mental and physical health. I also really wanted to explore other creative opportunities next to making music like writing a book, creating art and expanding my HEXAGON fashion brand. I also launched a new 80-ies influenced band called "Camp Kubrick" and rebuilt a church into a house from where I did the craziest livestreams in my bedroom, swimming pool and a special set in my toilet which actually made it into the 8 o'clock news (!). Before the pandemic I never really shared anything from my private life and lived quite a secluded life outside of my work, now we recorded an Mtv Cribs special in my house and I am doing a semi shirtless photoshoot for Numero, for me this period of my life is also about exploring things that normally scare me to death, about expanding my horizons. Throughout my life I have taught myself to see limitations as exciting opportunities.         You have probably been working on new music, when can we expect some new beats?   I am quite close to finally finishing off my new album, almost a year after the expected release date. We actually already did the album tour before the pandemic hit, testing out new music in New York, Paris, London, Tokyo and Milan. After the tour it felt like something was missing, I really wanted this album to be more personal than ever. For me it's not just about the beats, it's also about the story. A song has to mean something personal to me, it's my way to share some insight into my head both creatively as well as emotionally. In between my work on the album I did release a few bangers to keep the fans happy, besides making music for a Chinese video game and remixing acts like Dua Lipa and The Killers.       And what is next for the future? It is your main source of inspiration right?   Hahaha. Well, yes...my friends and fans often refer to me as "the future man" because I am very inspired by the concept of time, technology and futuristic art. Throughout my life I have lost a lot of important people who still had a whole life ahead of them. This not only fueled my urge to work as hard as I could to achieve my dreams, it also paved the way to think bigger and stop continuously doubting myself. What do I really have to lose?      You recently launched a sci-fi comic book series 'Hexagon', what was the main inspiration for that?   Initially I wrote the story of the comic book series as a concept for a very ambitious film project. When I met my current publisher in Los Angeles it felt more logical and achievable to start it off as a comic book series. The story is not only an epic sci-fi adventure but also a semi biographical story that revolves around the connection between a son and his dad. If I am being really honest it's also a way to bring back and capture memories of my own father who passed away a few years ago.       Did you have an influence for your career, did you get any help?   Musically I mostly got influenced by rock music while growing up. Unfortunately I grew up in the middle of nowhere so there were no friends around to start a band. Luckily I discovered the concept of making music with my computer at a very young age which then immediately became an obsession. I released my first record when I was fourteen and never looked back. Record labels never paid me proper royalties, radio stations never played my music and promoters never gave me a chance to show my skills so in the end I had to do it all myself. Started my own label, created my own sound and worked eighteen hours a day, seven days a week without the help of a management or agency. Things were pretty grim for many years, I worked non stop while seeing other new dj's and producers on the scene blowing up left and right. In the end I stuck to what I believed in and managed to climb my way to the top one step at a time. It was quite a journey to get where I am today but it also makes me appreciate every single moment I get to experience now even more.         Do you have a favourite track or music project?   It's hard to pick one favourite but I wrote a very special song for my father in LA this year, looking back on the last eight years of my life without him in my life. I also directed the music video for "Thousand Faces" myself, I tried to make it as personal as possible so it features my Mom and some of the places that mean or meant a lot to me personally.       Is there an artist you still want to collaborate with?   I would love to create a song featuring the vocals of Tom Waits, Peter Gabriel and / or Childish Gambino. Creatively I have also always been inspired by George Lucas and the Star Wars universe that's why working together with Disney and LucasFilm on a Star Wars clothing line last year definitely was a collaboration highlight for me outside of my musical adventures.         Can you describe yourself in three words?    Sleep deprived perfectionist.      What makes you happy the most? Why?   When I hang out with my Mom. It takes me back to when I was a kid and makes me forget about all of my "grown up worries". I visit my Mom every week. She's a gem. I honestly never want to lose the kid inside of me. Children see the world in a different way. Without fear and prejudice.       Do you have any advice for upcoming dj's and producers? These are strange times, so any advice would work.    Make music because you LOVE making music. Play music because you LOVE playing music. I never started doing these things because I wanted to become rich or famous, I started doing these things because it gave me joy. It transported me into a world where I felt in control of my own happiness. Creativity is not a competition. The best things are created out of joy and spontaneity. Work hard and be patient. Life is not a sprint, it's a marathon, if you're lucky that is. Success will then follow as a bonus. Or not. At least you had a great time. At the end of the day we will all die and we will all be forgotten one day so we better enjoy life while it lasts, no reason to take things so seriously or even worse to focus on what others are doing around you. This has absolutely no relation to the happiness you have to create yourself inside your own head     What comes to mind when you heard the word “DREAM”? (as that is the theme of our issue)   Dreams are what gives us drive, a purpose. Dreams allow us to create a better place in our head, a place we can visit at any given time no matter how stormy it is outside. If you have a dream and you can hang on to that dream you are already a winner. In the end it doesn't really matter what happens in "out there" it matters what you feel inside your heart and how every now and then that translates into precious moments of happiness inside your own reality.      EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Don Diablo @dondiablo  Casting and editor-in-chief: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Photography: Koers Von Cremer @koersvoncremer  Styling: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri  Grooming: Carlos Saidel using @narsissist  Styling assistant: Emma Hersbach / interview by Leroy Aznam Location: Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam   You can see the full editorial and interview in our new issue, which you can now purchase on: https://www.boutiquemags.com

BALENCIAGA PRESENTS AFTERWORLD / THE AGE OF TOMORROW
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BALENCIAGA PRESENTS AFTERWORLD / THE AGE OF TOMORROW

Fashion On December 6th, 2020, at 2pm, the Balenciaga Fall 21 collection is presented in Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow, an innovative, record-breaking video game designed especially for this season. The game and the collection imagine a near future by creating an allegorical adventure set in 2031.     Afterworld is accessible and shareable from any device, using the most advanced technology available for game hosting. It sets a record for the largest volumetric video project ever undertaken. The game’s environments and characters are designed using cutting edgephotogrammetry, creating an in-depth look at the new collection and the projected future in which it is intended to be worn. A theme of Balenciaga Fall 21 is human destiny, as seen by an interactive, gamified journey. A hero avatar advances throughout distinct zones, motivated by tasks and interactions. The narrative of Afterworld is anchored to mythological pasts and projected futures with timeless archetypes and speculative imagery. The world may appear to be decaying at first, but it is far from a dystopian view, showing instead the slow return to a healthier balance of nature and industry.     Players can eventually transcend Afterworld by beating the game. The reward is a real-life breathing exercise set in a virtual utopia. In the end, the hero has finallybecome (as it is referred to in Hero’s Journey analysis) a Master of Two Worlds. On December 6th, 2020, at 2pm, the Balenciaga Fall 21 collection is presented in Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow, an innovative, record-breaking video game designed especially for this season. The game and the collection imagine a near future by creating an allegorical adventure set in 2031.     Afterworld is accessible and shareable from any device, using the most advanced technology available for game hosting. It sets a record for the largest volumetric video project ever undertaken. The game’s environments and characters are designed using cutting edgephotogrammetry, creating an in-depth look at the new collection and the projected future in which it is intended to be worn. A theme of Balenciaga Fall 21 is human destiny, as seen by an interactive, gamified journey. A hero avatar advances throughout distinct zones, motivated by tasks and interactions. The narrative of Afterworld is anchored to mythological pasts and projected futures with timeless archetypes and speculative imagery. The world may appear to be decaying at first, but it is far from a dystopian view, showing instead the slow return to a healthier balance of nature and industry.     Players can eventually transcend Afterworld by beating the game. The reward is a real-life breathing exercise set in a virtual utopia. In the end, the hero has finallybecome (as it is referred to in Hero’s Journey analysis) a Master of Two Worlds.

In conversation with Sydney Sweeney
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In conversation with Sydney Sweeney

Film Sydney Sweeney is most recently known for portraying Cassie Howard in HBO's hit series ”Euphoria”, which follows a group of high school students through their experiences with friendships, love, sex, drugs, identity and trauma. Despite being only 23, her acting credits list is quite extensive. You've seen her before, as a guest star in the popular shows such as Grey's Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars and in Academy Award nominated Best Picture ”Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.       Sydney, you prepared a business plan for your parents to convince them that acting is something you really want. When did you know you wanted a career in acting and how did you come up with the idea of a business plan?   I knew I wanted a career in acting the moment I found out that it was actually a possible career choice, definitely not an easy one though. I don't think I truly understood what it all meant when I was younger, or how tough and big the industry really is, but I knew that I wanted to be different people and explore different emotions. And I knew the only way for my parents to take me seriously as an 11-year old was to try and communicate on their level. So I ended up putting together a five year business plan proposal of what could happen if they let me try auditioning.     Before your role in Euphoria, you appeared in guest roles in TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, 90210, Criminal Minds and Heroes. How did it feel to be on set of these popular TV productions? Did you ever wish to have more than just a guest role on any of these shows?   I was always so grateful for every role. They paid for my gas and food through high school. Everyone has to start somewhere, and I didn't come to LA with any connections. You get told "no" so many times, so even when I got small guest roles on these shows I was so excited. Of course I always wished that I could be that series regular or recurring star on the shows. I questioned myself a lot when I wasn't and felt like I was letting my parents down.      In 2018 you landed a recurring role in ”The Handmaid's Tale”, a series that won 8 Emmy Awards out of 13 nominations and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama TV Series. The show revolves around the totalitarian society subjecting fertile women, called ”Handmaids”, into child-bearing slavery during the Second American Civil War. How would you describe your experience playing Eden in this series?   I learned so much on that set and built incredible friendships with the talented cast and crew. I hold Eden so close and dear to my heart. She was a gift to play.      Well, 2018 was definitely the year when your career was starting to really bloom. You got the role in Quentin Tarantino's film ”Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, starring alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie. How did it feel to be a part of this famous cast and a film that won many awards and was even nominated for the Best Picture at the Academy Awards?   Pretty speechless! I mean, I got to work with many people who were on my dream board all on one project. It was so overwhelming and I'm such a dork, so I was geeking out the whole time, but trying to stay serious. It felt pretty amazing to be a part of it.     Your career is really on fire right now. Which was your favorite role you've played so far and why particularly this role? And what kind of a role that you haven't played yet, would you most like to do?   I really can't answer what character has been my favorite, they're all so different and mean so much to me in different ways that it's hard to pick. I've learned so much about myself and others through each of my characters. But there are for sure other roles that I'd like to challenge myself with. I've been wanting to do a film that uses my MMA skills, so maybe a fighting or spy type film. But I do tend to find myself drawn to unexpected roles, so we'll see what's next.     Tell us more about how you prepare for your roles? Do you have some special routine for this?   I've talked about this a little, about my books I build for my characters. I like to build my characters' life like a scrapbook/journal so they feel like a whole person and I know them more intimately.      In the beginning of the year, you were announced as an ambassador of ”Savage x Fenty”, Rihanna's lingerie brand. Is fashion something we might see you do more after this?   Fashion is something I'm learning as I grow in the industry. I didn't have the means when I was young to afford the highest fashion, I made do with what I had, so I never really knew what my style or what fashion really was. These past few years I have definitely fallen in love with the artistic freedom fashion gives you to express yourself. Working with Savage x Fenty I've learned to feel more confident with myself, and so if I could build something that makes others feel free and confident I'd love to expand into that.     ”Euphoria” has received many award nominations and has been renewed for a second season, which you were due to start filming earlier this year, but due to the situation we're currently in, fans will have to wait a bit longer to see it back on their screens. Would you say that there are any similarities between yourself and your character Cassie?   I definitely relate to Cassie on a deep level. We've gone through some similar scenarios and just being a young girl I think anyone can relate to wanting to be loved and not alone.   How have you spent the quarantine besides being an honorable student of entrepreneurship? What are your hobbies? Have you formed a deeper bond with Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi and the rest of ”Euphoria” cast and were you guys in regular contact during this hiatus?   I've been able to work out more regularly which has been nice and spending a LOT of quality time with my dog, Tank. I've started painting and reading a lot. But mainly focusing on building my company Fifty-Fifty Films. It's thankfully kept me busy these past months. As for the cast, we've all been quarantining safely, but we would have zoom game nights which were a lot of fun.     You've launched your own production company, ”Fifty-Fifty Films” and have your first project set up. In the upcoming TV series ”The Players Table”, which is an adaption of the novel They Wish They Were Us, you will not only star but will also be the executive producer. Tell us a little bit more about this project. How did you decide to have your own production company?   Once I started learning more about the industry and all the different building blocks inside it, I knew I wanted to be a part of that building process and be more than just an actress. I've always been drawn to the business side of conversations, so when I talked to my team about it they were really supportive and we came up with a plan. I wanted to find my own properties to create, so my agency started sending me books that were available to be produced. I read They Wish They Were Us aka “The Player's Table” about a year ago and half way through I  knew I wanted it. I was drawn to Jill, the mystery, the diverse ensemble cast, and social themes that could be explored within it.      What can you tell us about your good relationship with the talented photographer, Damon Baker. How did you two meet? What is the most special thing about his art, that connects you with him so much?   Damon is such a special soul. His art is so emotional and poetic. He conveys so much in one shot. We met doing a spec shoot and worked so beautifully together. He makes me feel confident and guides me with each shot. I'm usually really awkward and nervous during photo shoots, but with him that goes away.     TO VIEW THE FULL EDITORIAL AND INTERVIEW, VISIT  https://www.boutiquemags.com and order a copy of our new issue directly.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Sydney Sweeney wearing @alexandermcqueen and shoes @andreawazen  Photography: Damon Baker Styling & fashion editor: Lisa Jarvis Editor-in-chief: Timotej Letonja Hair stylist: Patricia Morales Make-Up by: Selena Ruiz Executive producer: Sacha Di Bona Interviewer: Jana Letonja Casting: Tasha Tongpreecha Video: Nikolai Kokanovic Nails: Saya Nails / market researcher @itsmerazzie  #NumeroNetherlands#SydneySweeney #NewIssue#ComingSoon #DamonBaker #Dream#LisaJarvis #TimiLetonja Sydney Sweeney is most recently known for portraying Cassie Howard in HBO's hit series ”Euphoria”, which follows a group of high school students through their experiences with friendships, love, sex, drugs, identity and trauma. Despite being only 23, her acting credits list is quite extensive. You've seen her before, as a guest star in the popular shows such as Grey's Anatomy and Pretty Little Liars and in Academy Award nominated Best Picture ”Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”.       Sydney, you prepared a business plan for your parents to convince them that acting is something you really want. When did you know you wanted a career in acting and how did you come up with the idea of a business plan?   I knew I wanted a career in acting the moment I found out that it was actually a possible career choice, definitely not an easy one though. I don't think I truly understood what it all meant when I was younger, or how tough and big the industry really is, but I knew that I wanted to be different people and explore different emotions. And I knew the only way for my parents to take me seriously as an 11-year old was to try and communicate on their level. So I ended up putting together a five year business plan proposal of what could happen if they let me try auditioning.     Before your role in Euphoria, you appeared in guest roles in TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, 90210, Criminal Minds and Heroes. How did it feel to be on set of these popular TV productions? Did you ever wish to have more than just a guest role on any of these shows?   I was always so grateful for every role. They paid for my gas and food through high school. Everyone has to start somewhere, and I didn't come to LA with any connections. You get told "no" so many times, so even when I got small guest roles on these shows I was so excited. Of course I always wished that I could be that series regular or recurring star on the shows. I questioned myself a lot when I wasn't and felt like I was letting my parents down.      In 2018 you landed a recurring role in ”The Handmaid's Tale”, a series that won 8 Emmy Awards out of 13 nominations and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Drama TV Series. The show revolves around the totalitarian society subjecting fertile women, called ”Handmaids”, into child-bearing slavery during the Second American Civil War. How would you describe your experience playing Eden in this series?   I learned so much on that set and built incredible friendships with the talented cast and crew. I hold Eden so close and dear to my heart. She was a gift to play.      Well, 2018 was definitely the year when your career was starting to really bloom. You got the role in Quentin Tarantino's film ”Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, starring alongside some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie. How did it feel to be a part of this famous cast and a film that won many awards and was even nominated for the Best Picture at the Academy Awards?   Pretty speechless! I mean, I got to work with many people who were on my dream board all on one project. It was so overwhelming and I'm such a dork, so I was geeking out the whole time, but trying to stay serious. It felt pretty amazing to be a part of it.     Your career is really on fire right now. Which was your favorite role you've played so far and why particularly this role? And what kind of a role that you haven't played yet, would you most like to do?   I really can't answer what character has been my favorite, they're all so different and mean so much to me in different ways that it's hard to pick. I've learned so much about myself and others through each of my characters. But there are for sure other roles that I'd like to challenge myself with. I've been wanting to do a film that uses my MMA skills, so maybe a fighting or spy type film. But I do tend to find myself drawn to unexpected roles, so we'll see what's next.     Tell us more about how you prepare for your roles? Do you have some special routine for this?   I've talked about this a little, about my books I build for my characters. I like to build my characters' life like a scrapbook/journal so they feel like a whole person and I know them more intimately.      In the beginning of the year, you were announced as an ambassador of ”Savage x Fenty”, Rihanna's lingerie brand. Is fashion something we might see you do more after this?   Fashion is something I'm learning as I grow in the industry. I didn't have the means when I was young to afford the highest fashion, I made do with what I had, so I never really knew what my style or what fashion really was. These past few years I have definitely fallen in love with the artistic freedom fashion gives you to express yourself. Working with Savage x Fenty I've learned to feel more confident with myself, and so if I could build something that makes others feel free and confident I'd love to expand into that.     ”Euphoria” has received many award nominations and has been renewed for a second season, which you were due to start filming earlier this year, but due to the situation we're currently in, fans will have to wait a bit longer to see it back on their screens. Would you say that there are any similarities between yourself and your character Cassie?   I definitely relate to Cassie on a deep level. We've gone through some similar scenarios and just being a young girl I think anyone can relate to wanting to be loved and not alone.   How have you spent the quarantine besides being an honorable student of entrepreneurship? What are your hobbies? Have you formed a deeper bond with Zendaya, Hunter Schafer, Jacob Elordi and the rest of ”Euphoria” cast and were you guys in regular contact during this hiatus?   I've been able to work out more regularly which has been nice and spending a LOT of quality time with my dog, Tank. I've started painting and reading a lot. But mainly focusing on building my company Fifty-Fifty Films. It's thankfully kept me busy these past months. As for the cast, we've all been quarantining safely, but we would have zoom game nights which were a lot of fun.     You've launched your own production company, ”Fifty-Fifty Films” and have your first project set up. In the upcoming TV series ”The Players Table”, which is an adaption of the novel They Wish They Were Us, you will not only star but will also be the executive producer. Tell us a little bit more about this project. How did you decide to have your own production company?   Once I started learning more about the industry and all the different building blocks inside it, I knew I wanted to be a part of that building process and be more than just an actress. I've always been drawn to the business side of conversations, so when I talked to my team about it they were really supportive and we came up with a plan. I wanted to find my own properties to create, so my agency started sending me books that were available to be produced. I read They Wish They Were Us aka “The Player's Table” about a year ago and half way through I  knew I wanted it. I was drawn to Jill, the mystery, the diverse ensemble cast, and social themes that could be explored within it.      What can you tell us about your good relationship with the talented photographer, Damon Baker. How did you two meet? What is the most special thing about his art, that connects you with him so much?   Damon is such a special soul. His art is so emotional and poetic. He conveys so much in one shot. We met doing a spec shoot and worked so beautifully together. He makes me feel confident and guides me with each shot. I'm usually really awkward and nervous during photo shoots, but with him that goes away.     TO VIEW THE FULL EDITORIAL AND INTERVIEW, VISIT  https://www.boutiquemags.com and order a copy of our new issue directly.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Sydney Sweeney wearing @alexandermcqueen and shoes @andreawazen  Photography: Damon Baker Styling & fashion editor: Lisa Jarvis Editor-in-chief: Timotej Letonja Hair stylist: Patricia Morales Make-Up by: Selena Ruiz Executive producer: Sacha Di Bona Interviewer: Jana Letonja Casting: Tasha Tongpreecha Video: Nikolai Kokanovic Nails: Saya Nails / market researcher @itsmerazzie  #NumeroNetherlands#SydneySweeney #NewIssue#ComingSoon #DamonBaker #Dream#LisaJarvis #TimiLetonja

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