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H&M PRESENTS H&M STUDIO SS21 – AN ADVENTUROUS, VIBRANT COLLECTION OF TREASURES
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H&M PRESENTS H&M STUDIO SS21 – AN ADVENTUROUS, VIBRANT COLLECTION OF TREASURES

Fashion H&M is proud to present its ‘Treasure Forever’ SS21 collection, created with adventure and self-expression in mind. Permeated with the seize-the-day spirit of treasure-seeking explorers, the collection pays homage to whimsical and carefree fantasies and fairytales. The H&M Studio SS21 collection will arrive in selected stores as well as on Hm.com from 18 February 2021.     Infused with the timeless appeal of enchanted explorers and daring dreamers, the collection offers strong sartorial hits with versatile modern casuals. Crafted, in the majority, from sustainably-sourced materials, this collection’s key pieces consist of the jacquard knitted sweater; the crushed velvet fringed black sweeping dress and the over-the-knee black boots in VEGEA leather. An electric colour palette of coral-orange and neon yellow, inspired by treasure and aquatic creatures, is balanced by neutral tones of beige and black.     H&M Studio pieces are designed to be cherished forever and so, for the first time, H&M Studio will be inviting customers to discover treasured pieces from past collections. An exclusive selection of archive pieces will be available to buy in two H&M stores globally: Berlin’s Mitte and Stockholm’s Sergels Torg stores.       H&M will also partner with Sellpy, a digital platform for selling second-hand fashion. Through a dedicated destination site at Sellpy, customers in Sweden, The Netherlands, Austria and Germany can shop archive H&M Studio pieces from previous collections, hand picked by Ann-Sofie Johannsson, Creative Advisor - H&M, for the launch of Studio SS21. H&M Group is the majority shareholder at Sellpy. Across H&M’s social media channels, customers are also invited to revisit their favorite pieces from previous Studio collections or style their new-found SS21 treasure with a previous Studio look.        ‘The SS21 collection muse finds adventure and fantasy in the everyday. The collection is a concise edit of optimistic looks to feel comfortable and confident in. Versatile silhouettes go hand in hand with strong tailoring to create playful pieces for our customers to treasure forever.’  - Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.      ‘We wanted to capture the attitude of a confident and self-expressive explorer, so there are lots of bold pieces with under-the-sea references. The fringed skirt feels almost octopus-like, whereas the cropped painted leather jacket is a modern take on a maritime classic. Similarly, we added elements, such as tendril-like curls and irregular buttons, so that pieces feel as if pulled-from-the-ocean.’- Angelica Grimborg, Concept Designer at H&M Studio.    The SS21 campaign mirrors this enigmatic energy with a film that sees ten talents embody self-love, power and individuality as they traverse both real and fantasy worlds. H&M Studio is H&M’s most fashion-forward offering. Developed by an in-house design team at the brand’s Stockholm atelier, the limited-edition collections are unveiled biannually.      For more information about Studio S/S 21 please visit the dedicated microsite H&M is proud to present its ‘Treasure Forever’ SS21 collection, created with adventure and self-expression in mind. Permeated with the seize-the-day spirit of treasure-seeking explorers, the collection pays homage to whimsical and carefree fantasies and fairytales. The H&M Studio SS21 collection will arrive in selected stores as well as on Hm.com from 18 February 2021.     Infused with the timeless appeal of enchanted explorers and daring dreamers, the collection offers strong sartorial hits with versatile modern casuals. Crafted, in the majority, from sustainably-sourced materials, this collection’s key pieces consist of the jacquard knitted sweater; the crushed velvet fringed black sweeping dress and the over-the-knee black boots in VEGEA leather. An electric colour palette of coral-orange and neon yellow, inspired by treasure and aquatic creatures, is balanced by neutral tones of beige and black.     H&M Studio pieces are designed to be cherished forever and so, for the first time, H&M Studio will be inviting customers to discover treasured pieces from past collections. An exclusive selection of archive pieces will be available to buy in two H&M stores globally: Berlin’s Mitte and Stockholm’s Sergels Torg stores.       H&M will also partner with Sellpy, a digital platform for selling second-hand fashion. Through a dedicated destination site at Sellpy, customers in Sweden, The Netherlands, Austria and Germany can shop archive H&M Studio pieces from previous collections, hand picked by Ann-Sofie Johannsson, Creative Advisor - H&M, for the launch of Studio SS21. H&M Group is the majority shareholder at Sellpy. Across H&M’s social media channels, customers are also invited to revisit their favorite pieces from previous Studio collections or style their new-found SS21 treasure with a previous Studio look.        ‘The SS21 collection muse finds adventure and fantasy in the everyday. The collection is a concise edit of optimistic looks to feel comfortable and confident in. Versatile silhouettes go hand in hand with strong tailoring to create playful pieces for our customers to treasure forever.’  - Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.      ‘We wanted to capture the attitude of a confident and self-expressive explorer, so there are lots of bold pieces with under-the-sea references. The fringed skirt feels almost octopus-like, whereas the cropped painted leather jacket is a modern take on a maritime classic. Similarly, we added elements, such as tendril-like curls and irregular buttons, so that pieces feel as if pulled-from-the-ocean.’- Angelica Grimborg, Concept Designer at H&M Studio.    The SS21 campaign mirrors this enigmatic energy with a film that sees ten talents embody self-love, power and individuality as they traverse both real and fantasy worlds. H&M Studio is H&M’s most fashion-forward offering. Developed by an in-house design team at the brand’s Stockholm atelier, the limited-edition collections are unveiled biannually.      For more information about Studio S/S 21 please visit the dedicated microsite

Giorgio Armani presents: New Normal for Spring & Summer 2021
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Giorgio Armani presents: New Normal for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion The Giorgio Armani's timeless style finds its perfect expression in New Normal: a selection of garments that is refreshed from season to season, distilling its spirit and discreet elegance into fluid silhouettes, of clean and pure design, crafted from fine materials that enhance the purity of the lines. Soft fabrics such as burette silk, double linen and silk, linen canvas and ramie silk, silk satin, check shantung and Irish linen characterise the wardrobe of this season, consisting of impeccable jackets, fluid dusters, lightweight blouses, curved- cut trousers that stop at the ankle, shirts, as well as cabans, shorts, dresses, kimono coats and collarless jackets with exotic hints. The palette of sandy neutrals, greys and pale blues with dashes of black is enlivened by noticeable textures, embossing, masculine patterns such as pinstripes, gingham, chevrons, and small necktie patterns. Tone-on-tone embroidery adds a delicate touch, while linings and natural wood buttons provide thoughtful detail. Low-heeled shoes and sandals, along with canvas and leather bags, complete the proposal.     The Giorgio Armani's timeless style finds its perfect expression in New Normal: a selection of garments that is refreshed from season to season, distilling its spirit and discreet elegance into fluid silhouettes, of clean and pure design, crafted from fine materials that enhance the purity of the lines. Soft fabrics such as burette silk, double linen and silk, linen canvas and ramie silk, silk satin, check shantung and Irish linen characterise the wardrobe of this season, consisting of impeccable jackets, fluid dusters, lightweight blouses, curved- cut trousers that stop at the ankle, shirts, as well as cabans, shorts, dresses, kimono coats and collarless jackets with exotic hints. The palette of sandy neutrals, greys and pale blues with dashes of black is enlivened by noticeable textures, embossing, masculine patterns such as pinstripes, gingham, chevrons, and small necktie patterns. Tone-on-tone embroidery adds a delicate touch, while linings and natural wood buttons provide thoughtful detail. Low-heeled shoes and sandals, along with canvas and leather bags, complete the proposal.    

Exclusive editorial by Fee-Gloria Groenemeyer
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Exclusive editorial by Fee-Gloria Groenemeyer

Fashion Exclusive new digital editorial by Fee-Gloria Groenemeyer.     TEAM CREDITS: photographer: Fee-Gloria Groenemeyer @feeglory photo assistant: Lars Alexander Beppler @lab_conception stylist: Veronica Bergamini @veronica_bergamini styling assistant: Elvis Keda Chen @elvisckd, Wendy Truong @hybhrid hair artist: Eduardo Bravo @eduardobravohair hair assistant: Hyacintha Faustino @hairbykalhya make-up: Annabelle Petit @annabelle___petit @ Wise and Talented, using M.A.C Cosmetics make-up assistant: Sarah Courroy @sarahshimakeup models: Clara Benador @clarabenador, Anne-Lise Maulin @annelise.maulin,  Ichti Sonia  @itchisonia, Djamila Latifa Imani @djaian_ Exclusive new digital editorial by Fee-Gloria Groenemeyer.     TEAM CREDITS: photographer: Fee-Gloria Groenemeyer @feeglory photo assistant: Lars Alexander Beppler @lab_conception stylist: Veronica Bergamini @veronica_bergamini styling assistant: Elvis Keda Chen @elvisckd, Wendy Truong @hybhrid hair artist: Eduardo Bravo @eduardobravohair hair assistant: Hyacintha Faustino @hairbykalhya make-up: Annabelle Petit @annabelle___petit @ Wise and Talented, using M.A.C Cosmetics make-up assistant: Sarah Courroy @sarahshimakeup models: Clara Benador @clarabenador, Anne-Lise Maulin @annelise.maulin,  Ichti Sonia  @itchisonia, Djamila Latifa Imani @djaian_

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OFF-WHITE™ LAUNCHES NEW ACCESSORY INSPIRED BY VIRGIL ABLOH’S ORIGINAL “METEOR SHOWER” CONCEPT: THE “BURROW BAG”
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OFF-WHITE™ LAUNCHES NEW ACCESSORY INSPIRED BY VIRGIL ABLOH’S ORIGINAL “METEOR SHOWER” CONCEPT: THE “BURROW BAG”

Accessories Off-White™ proudly announces the premiere of its brand new “Burrow Bag” line.     Debuting with a shoulder bag that will quickly be followed by a tote, the Burrow Bag concept is an elevated evolution of the “Meteor Shower” premises previously introduced by Off-White™ founder and creative director Virgil Abloh. These new carriers keep Off-White’s signature circular cutouts, which recall both swiss cheese holes and meteor shower craters, yet they are now imagined in more luxurious treatments with modern handcraftsmanship and voluminous touches. Ultimately, this punctured motif becomes more and more established within the Off-White™ visual canon; the bold graphic impact makes a memorable impression, and it both captures and reflects the attitude of its confident, strong and powerful wearer.   Model one, the Burrow Shoulder Bag 22, dropped on February 2nd, 2021. The item was released during the label’s combined-gender Spring/Summer 2021 digital “Imaginary TV” presentation. Colors options include black, white, red, camel and ocher yellow. Initially, the Burrow Shoulder Bag 22 was the only item from the presentation available for purchase.     With a complex construction and new nappa and suede leather finishes, along with adjustable leather straps and a detachable chain accent, the Burrow Shoulder Bag combines technical acuity with an elegant-yet-eclectic aesthetic. The base features a raised curve, as a hole cutout perforates the bottom portion of the bag. But this design feature does not sacrifice much by way of function; the Burrow Shoulder Bag has room for a wallet, cell phone and other outing necessities. This design also features more volume; the closure and body feature a slight “puff,” adding dimension to the bag’s lines and silhouette. Inside, a card-holder pocket features Off-White’s “Swimming Logo” in gold foil, as well as a “Made in Italy” stamp. Both the hardware, which features more Off-White™ markings, and the leather builds have a minimally aged effect, adding a patina of sophistication to the contemporary shape.   The Burrow Tote bag will follow in March. It will be available in two sizes, and both come unlined, keeping the carrier light and portable. More information will be released about the Burrow Tote as its drop date approaches.     The Burrow Shoulder Bag retails for $1,345 / 995€ and is now available, following the Off-White™ Spring/Summer 2021 presentation, at Farfetch.com, www.off---white.com, Off-White™ brick-and-mortar stores, and Off-White™ retail partners. Off-White™ proudly announces the premiere of its brand new “Burrow Bag” line.     Debuting with a shoulder bag that will quickly be followed by a tote, the Burrow Bag concept is an elevated evolution of the “Meteor Shower” premises previously introduced by Off-White™ founder and creative director Virgil Abloh. These new carriers keep Off-White’s signature circular cutouts, which recall both swiss cheese holes and meteor shower craters, yet they are now imagined in more luxurious treatments with modern handcraftsmanship and voluminous touches. Ultimately, this punctured motif becomes more and more established within the Off-White™ visual canon; the bold graphic impact makes a memorable impression, and it both captures and reflects the attitude of its confident, strong and powerful wearer.   Model one, the Burrow Shoulder Bag 22, dropped on February 2nd, 2021. The item was released during the label’s combined-gender Spring/Summer 2021 digital “Imaginary TV” presentation. Colors options include black, white, red, camel and ocher yellow. Initially, the Burrow Shoulder Bag 22 was the only item from the presentation available for purchase.     With a complex construction and new nappa and suede leather finishes, along with adjustable leather straps and a detachable chain accent, the Burrow Shoulder Bag combines technical acuity with an elegant-yet-eclectic aesthetic. The base features a raised curve, as a hole cutout perforates the bottom portion of the bag. But this design feature does not sacrifice much by way of function; the Burrow Shoulder Bag has room for a wallet, cell phone and other outing necessities. This design also features more volume; the closure and body feature a slight “puff,” adding dimension to the bag’s lines and silhouette. Inside, a card-holder pocket features Off-White’s “Swimming Logo” in gold foil, as well as a “Made in Italy” stamp. Both the hardware, which features more Off-White™ markings, and the leather builds have a minimally aged effect, adding a patina of sophistication to the contemporary shape.   The Burrow Tote bag will follow in March. It will be available in two sizes, and both come unlined, keeping the carrier light and portable. More information will be released about the Burrow Tote as its drop date approaches.     The Burrow Shoulder Bag retails for $1,345 / 995€ and is now available, following the Off-White™ Spring/Summer 2021 presentation, at Farfetch.com, www.off---white.com, Off-White™ brick-and-mortar stores, and Off-White™ retail partners.

GUESS?, INC LAUNCHES GUESS ORIGINALS x PLEASURES DREW BARRYMORE COLLECTION
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GUESS?, INC LAUNCHES GUESS ORIGINALS x PLEASURES DREW BARRYMORE COLLECTION

Fashion This Spring 2021, GUESS?, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of GUESS Originals x PLEASURES Drew Barrymore capsule. The 36-piece PLEASURES capsule offers a selection of men’s and women’s styles printed with iconic ‘90s GUESS campaign imagery featuring Drew Barrymore. The collection will be sold at select GUESS stores and guess.eu from March.       PLEASURES, a Los Angeles based streetwear brand founded by Alex James and Vlad Elkin in 2015, is known for its punk, metal and grunge leanings. Since its launch, PLEASURES has been collaborating with other world-famous fashion brands.     “This is our third collaborative release with GUESS and our largest range to date.” said PLEASURES founders, Alex James and Vlad Elkin. “With each collection, we keep pushing the boundaries while maintaining the heritage of GUESS. Drew is an American Icon.”     The GUESS Originals x PLEASURES capsule is built around timeless Drew Barrymore GUESS campaign imagery from 1993 by Wayne Maser, featuring unreleased photographs. The 1993 campaign was shot just as Drew was transitioning from a child star into her own as an adult. Around the time of the campaign, her whole look and personality transformed from innocent and youthful to extremely edgy and grown.      “The idea for the Drew Barrymore capsule started 3 years ago on another project with PLEASURES,” said Director of Brand Partnerships at GUESS, Nicolai Marciano. “There has been such an overwhelming number of people who mention her ‘93 campaign when they discuss GUESS’s most memorable work. In comparison to other legacy models we have worked with in the past, the time period of Drew’s career felt like the perfect unexpected moment of nostalgia to introduce to a new generation of GUESS fans.”     The collection features iconic polka dot and denim print from the ‘90s archive. Re-introducing the denim jacket set and sweat suit, GUESS wanted to juxtapose modern silhouettes with vintage Drew Barrymore images. The 36-style capsule features an assortment of styles for men and women in red, white and black colors.       The men’s offering includes a denim top and pant set, hoodies, crewneck and joggers set, button-down and t-shirts ranging from 39 Euro – 99 Euro.  The women’s offering includes a selection of baby tees, rib tank tops, an oversized tee, and hoodie along with a jacket and pant denim set which is made with a heavy enzyme wash, creating a vintage feel in the denim.  The women’s collection ranges from 29 Euro – 129 Euro.  To round out the collection accessories in the form of hats, totes, socks and sunglasses range from 12 Euro – 79 Euro. This Spring 2021, GUESS?, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of GUESS Originals x PLEASURES Drew Barrymore capsule. The 36-piece PLEASURES capsule offers a selection of men’s and women’s styles printed with iconic ‘90s GUESS campaign imagery featuring Drew Barrymore. The collection will be sold at select GUESS stores and guess.eu from March.       PLEASURES, a Los Angeles based streetwear brand founded by Alex James and Vlad Elkin in 2015, is known for its punk, metal and grunge leanings. Since its launch, PLEASURES has been collaborating with other world-famous fashion brands.     “This is our third collaborative release with GUESS and our largest range to date.” said PLEASURES founders, Alex James and Vlad Elkin. “With each collection, we keep pushing the boundaries while maintaining the heritage of GUESS. Drew is an American Icon.”     The GUESS Originals x PLEASURES capsule is built around timeless Drew Barrymore GUESS campaign imagery from 1993 by Wayne Maser, featuring unreleased photographs. The 1993 campaign was shot just as Drew was transitioning from a child star into her own as an adult. Around the time of the campaign, her whole look and personality transformed from innocent and youthful to extremely edgy and grown.      “The idea for the Drew Barrymore capsule started 3 years ago on another project with PLEASURES,” said Director of Brand Partnerships at GUESS, Nicolai Marciano. “There has been such an overwhelming number of people who mention her ‘93 campaign when they discuss GUESS’s most memorable work. In comparison to other legacy models we have worked with in the past, the time period of Drew’s career felt like the perfect unexpected moment of nostalgia to introduce to a new generation of GUESS fans.”     The collection features iconic polka dot and denim print from the ‘90s archive. Re-introducing the denim jacket set and sweat suit, GUESS wanted to juxtapose modern silhouettes with vintage Drew Barrymore images. The 36-style capsule features an assortment of styles for men and women in red, white and black colors.       The men’s offering includes a denim top and pant set, hoodies, crewneck and joggers set, button-down and t-shirts ranging from 39 Euro – 99 Euro.  The women’s offering includes a selection of baby tees, rib tank tops, an oversized tee, and hoodie along with a jacket and pant denim set which is made with a heavy enzyme wash, creating a vintage feel in the denim.  The women’s collection ranges from 29 Euro – 129 Euro.  To round out the collection accessories in the form of hats, totes, socks and sunglasses range from 12 Euro – 79 Euro.

Parajumpers presents the Spring / Summer 2021 Campaign
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Parajumpers presents the Spring / Summer 2021 Campaign

Fashion The characters that tell the story of this collection are artists, from photographers to filmmakers, from writers to actors and chefs. Their journey is paved with creativity and inspiration gathered from the world around them, whether it be the people they meet or the nature that surrounds them.     Italian-born luxury outerwear brand Parajumpers launches the new Spring-Summer 2021 collection campaign and focuses on the creative and artistic journey of the characters. The campaign combines floral and natural elements, with a mixture of bright and desaturated colours, embracing the feelings of lightness and rebirth that the spring evokes. The collection focuses on innovation and design, implementing the colour selection and the fabric choice, creating pieces that withstand the passing of time and trends.     The characters that tell the story of this collection are artists, from photographers to filmmakers, from writers to actors and chefs. Their journey is paved with creativity and inspiration gathered from the world around them, whether it be the people they meet or the nature that surrounds them.     Italian-born luxury outerwear brand Parajumpers launches the new Spring-Summer 2021 collection campaign and focuses on the creative and artistic journey of the characters. The campaign combines floral and natural elements, with a mixture of bright and desaturated colours, embracing the feelings of lightness and rebirth that the spring evokes. The collection focuses on innovation and design, implementing the colour selection and the fabric choice, creating pieces that withstand the passing of time and trends.    

DIESEL CELEBRATES REAL LOVE THROUGH DEEP PERSONAL  CONNECTION IN ITS LATEST CAMPAIGN,   “WHEN TOGETHER”
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DIESEL CELEBRATES REAL LOVE THROUGH DEEP PERSONAL CONNECTION IN ITS LATEST CAMPAIGN, “WHEN TOGETHER”

Fashion A portrait of desire, with absence fueling the fire.    DIESEL presents “When Together,” a short film featuring eight real-life couples physically and emotionally reconnecting in bliss following periods of absence from each other’s lives. Whether isolated from one another by walls, streets, borders, or seas, it is time apart that has fueled longing, desire and the subsequent ecstasy of being back together. Something captured here through DIESEL’s daring lens: real, raw and intimate. Combined, they embody every form of love. “When Together” is the first campaign formulated under DIESEL Creative Director Glenn Martens. Deep down, it’s about looking forward to a world in which true connection may occur once again, without fear and without angst. A portrait of desire, with absence fueling the fire.    DIESEL presents “When Together,” a short film featuring eight real-life couples physically and emotionally reconnecting in bliss following periods of absence from each other’s lives. Whether isolated from one another by walls, streets, borders, or seas, it is time apart that has fueled longing, desire and the subsequent ecstasy of being back together. Something captured here through DIESEL’s daring lens: real, raw and intimate. Combined, they embody every form of love. “When Together” is the first campaign formulated under DIESEL Creative Director Glenn Martens. Deep down, it’s about looking forward to a world in which true connection may occur once again, without fear and without angst.

Louis Vuitton unveils its Spring-Summer 2021 campaign creatively directed and shot by Nicolas Ghesquière
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Louis Vuitton unveils its Spring-Summer 2021 campaign creatively directed and shot by Nicolas Ghesquière

Fashion For his new Louis Vuitton campaign, Nicolas Ghesquière, the House’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, once again embraces his role as a photographer and showcases a cast of Louis Vuitton’s ambassadors and friends to embody the Spring-Summer 2021 Collection.     In a spirit of freedom and boldness, athletes, models, actors and musicians, were all chosen by Nicolas Ghesquière for their personality and uniqueness. They include Grammy Award-nominated singing duo Halle and Chloé Bailey, Oscar-winning actresses Jennifer Connelly and Emma Stone, tennis champion Naomi Osaka, as well as Sophie Turner, Cody Fern, Laura Harrier, Carolyn Murphy and Jaden Smith, to name but a few.     These talents pay tribute to the latest leather bags from the Spring-Summer 2021 Collection, the Coussin and the Rendez-vous. Worn in a variety of ways, these bags of multiple compartments challenge the boundaries of both style and gender. The Coussin’s suppleness and look are embodied by Jaden Smith, Jennifer Connelly, Sophie Turner and Angelica Ross. The refined Rendez-vous is shown off to perfection by Emma Stone, Halle and Chloé Bailey and Laura Harrier. Louis Vuitton’s leather icons, such as the Capucines and the Twist, are worn by the actress Liu Yifei and the model Carolyn Murphy. For his new Louis Vuitton campaign, Nicolas Ghesquière, the House’s Artistic Director of Women’s Collections, once again embraces his role as a photographer and showcases a cast of Louis Vuitton’s ambassadors and friends to embody the Spring-Summer 2021 Collection.     In a spirit of freedom and boldness, athletes, models, actors and musicians, were all chosen by Nicolas Ghesquière for their personality and uniqueness. They include Grammy Award-nominated singing duo Halle and Chloé Bailey, Oscar-winning actresses Jennifer Connelly and Emma Stone, tennis champion Naomi Osaka, as well as Sophie Turner, Cody Fern, Laura Harrier, Carolyn Murphy and Jaden Smith, to name but a few.     These talents pay tribute to the latest leather bags from the Spring-Summer 2021 Collection, the Coussin and the Rendez-vous. Worn in a variety of ways, these bags of multiple compartments challenge the boundaries of both style and gender. The Coussin’s suppleness and look are embodied by Jaden Smith, Jennifer Connelly, Sophie Turner and Angelica Ross. The refined Rendez-vous is shown off to perfection by Emma Stone, Halle and Chloé Bailey and Laura Harrier. Louis Vuitton’s leather icons, such as the Capucines and the Twist, are worn by the actress Liu Yifei and the model Carolyn Murphy.

Christian Wijnants presents Menswear Collection for Winter 2021
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Christian Wijnants presents Menswear Collection for Winter 2021

Men A child’s outlook can be the most inspiring - imaginative and spirited, not yet touched by the world. As memories have served as the thread connecting Christian Wijnants’ most recent collections, Winter 2021 Menswear was no different as he narrowed in on his adolescent years, revisiting them with a whole new outlook.     The patterns tell this story, playful and graphic, referencing stripes that Christian remembers from his father’s ties, reimagined in various ways; exaggerated and manipulated, seen as a magnified stripe on a two-tone turtleneck and patterned for a checkered trench coat. The knitwear introduced Mohair pieces, a first time for the brand, along with jacquard jumpers that reference Pointillism, the use of the Mouliné knit technique in chunky separates, and the Ottoman Knit, a twist on a traditional rib pattern that is instead horizontal. The color palette varies from deep tones of bordeaux, dark navy and forest, to icier brights, amethyst, sky, and teal.     The collection finds a balance between leisure and sophistication, ease and tailored, exploring the growth through those prominent years of childhood learning. It is curated and thoughtful, offering a narrow selection of silhouettes, produced in a variety of patterns and fabrics, each taking on their own identity. The same classic shirt is produced in both silk and viscose and trench coat in cotton and checkered virgin wool.       Credits: Model Erik van Gils the BAND Management Photography Jorre Janssens Hair and Makeup Sanne Schoofs Location CC Westrand, Dilbeek A child’s outlook can be the most inspiring - imaginative and spirited, not yet touched by the world. As memories have served as the thread connecting Christian Wijnants’ most recent collections, Winter 2021 Menswear was no different as he narrowed in on his adolescent years, revisiting them with a whole new outlook.     The patterns tell this story, playful and graphic, referencing stripes that Christian remembers from his father’s ties, reimagined in various ways; exaggerated and manipulated, seen as a magnified stripe on a two-tone turtleneck and patterned for a checkered trench coat. The knitwear introduced Mohair pieces, a first time for the brand, along with jacquard jumpers that reference Pointillism, the use of the Mouliné knit technique in chunky separates, and the Ottoman Knit, a twist on a traditional rib pattern that is instead horizontal. The color palette varies from deep tones of bordeaux, dark navy and forest, to icier brights, amethyst, sky, and teal.     The collection finds a balance between leisure and sophistication, ease and tailored, exploring the growth through those prominent years of childhood learning. It is curated and thoughtful, offering a narrow selection of silhouettes, produced in a variety of patterns and fabrics, each taking on their own identity. The same classic shirt is produced in both silk and viscose and trench coat in cotton and checkered virgin wool.       Credits: Model Erik van Gils the BAND Management Photography Jorre Janssens Hair and Makeup Sanne Schoofs Location CC Westrand, Dilbeek

Exclusive editorial by Vincent Merino in collaboration with OMNIÅ
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Exclusive editorial by Vincent Merino in collaboration with OMNIÅ

Fashion Brand new exclusive digital editorial captured by Vincent Merino.   OMNIÅ to Introduce S1 Collection : Meet the Modern Militants building an underground luxury accessories brand wanting to sew the edges of humanity together, through a multi-faceted collective of forward thinkers, encouraging one another to stay “woke.” OMNIÅ was born through the simple encountering question “Heb je een vuurtje?” - translated to “Do you have a lighter?” this moment sparked highly diverse creatives to go on a mission to break the boundaries created by modern day society. Et voilà : S1 Modern Militant, was weaved from the reality of 2 strangers falling in love, and how it only takes a moment for the lovers to turn one another's world’s upside down. Nevertheless, the utopia of being together is really the catalyst of a movement known as “strength in numbers”. The bags; their armor - initially, until they let their guards down - toned in militant greens, a touch of ultra-marine blue and the mystery of a black beauty colourway.  Let’s make the world fall in love, again.     In collaboration for bags: OMNIÅ (@omnia_worldwide) for more information: https://www.fouramsterdam.com/brands/omnia/ Art director: Anyah Sealey (@blackthecreator) On set producers: Diek van der plas (@dirkadondirka) + Liz Bykov (@supwithliz) Photographer: Vincent Merino (@vmerinoph) Videographer & editor: Firginio Arlaud (@Firginio) Gaffer & lighting editor: Jerliena Roosblad (@rosefeuilles) Videographer & editor: Firginio Arlaud (@firginio) Sound engineer: Daniel Berends (@shakedmusic) Music & Voice over: Joiah (@__joiah___) Gaffer & lighting editor: (@rosefeuilles) MUA: Jazz Ben Khalifa (@itsmua.khalifa) Hair: Haka (@hakahair) Models: Lou van Hoff (@louvanhoff) & Marcus Hansma (@marcus.hansma) at The Movement Location: Venu (at_venu) Casting director: Timotej Letonja (timiletonja) Stylist: Gino (@Ginogurrieri)           Brand new exclusive digital editorial captured by Vincent Merino.   OMNIÅ to Introduce S1 Collection : Meet the Modern Militants building an underground luxury accessories brand wanting to sew the edges of humanity together, through a multi-faceted collective of forward thinkers, encouraging one another to stay “woke.” OMNIÅ was born through the simple encountering question “Heb je een vuurtje?” - translated to “Do you have a lighter?” this moment sparked highly diverse creatives to go on a mission to break the boundaries created by modern day society. Et voilà : S1 Modern Militant, was weaved from the reality of 2 strangers falling in love, and how it only takes a moment for the lovers to turn one another's world’s upside down. Nevertheless, the utopia of being together is really the catalyst of a movement known as “strength in numbers”. The bags; their armor - initially, until they let their guards down - toned in militant greens, a touch of ultra-marine blue and the mystery of a black beauty colourway.  Let’s make the world fall in love, again.     In collaboration for bags: OMNIÅ (@omnia_worldwide) for more information: https://www.fouramsterdam.com/brands/omnia/ Art director: Anyah Sealey (@blackthecreator) On set producers: Diek van der plas (@dirkadondirka) + Liz Bykov (@supwithliz) Photographer: Vincent Merino (@vmerinoph) Videographer & editor: Firginio Arlaud (@Firginio) Gaffer & lighting editor: Jerliena Roosblad (@rosefeuilles) Videographer & editor: Firginio Arlaud (@firginio) Sound engineer: Daniel Berends (@shakedmusic) Music & Voice over: Joiah (@__joiah___) Gaffer & lighting editor: (@rosefeuilles) MUA: Jazz Ben Khalifa (@itsmua.khalifa) Hair: Haka (@hakahair) Models: Lou van Hoff (@louvanhoff) & Marcus Hansma (@marcus.hansma) at The Movement Location: Venu (at_venu) Casting director: Timotej Letonja (timiletonja) Stylist: Gino (@Ginogurrieri)          

UNIQLO to Partner with Musée du Louvre from 2021
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UNIQLO to Partner with Musée du Louvre from 2021

Fashion Global apparel retailer UNIQLO welcomes the year 2021 by announcing a four-year partnership with Musée du Louvre in Paris. The aim of the new partnership is to offer a wide-ranging program that matches the desire of both parties to better familiarize the public with the museum's must-see masterpieces and thereby increase the joy of art in daily life.       "I am honored and excited to be partnering with the world-renowned Musée du Louvre. This is a longtime dream come true,"said Fast Retailing Chairman, President, and CEO Tadashi Yanai. "UNIQLO has done much to date to share the pleasure of art with the general public, especially in keeping with our commitment to LifeWear, which is clothing designed to help make everyone’s daily life better. We hope that our partnership with the museum can enable as many people as possibleto experience and appreciate theuniversal beauty of the masterworks intheir collections."     As the first initiative in the program, the UNIQLO T-shirt (UT) brand will debut Musée du LouvreCollectionon February 4, with date to differ by market. The men's UT line was created by prominent British graphic artist Peter Saville,well-known for revolutionizing record cover designs in the early 80's, especially for Joy Division and New Order. His sophisticated graphic approach to the new collection concentrates on the inventory number system that museums use to catalog the works of art. Additionally UNIQLO will launch women's UTs featuring Louvre works with a focus on the female form as a universal message for diversity and expand its overallcollection with new items through 2024.     Starting spring 2021, UNIQLO will take over sponsorship of the Free Saturday Nights program that began in January 2019. Designed as unique, festive occasions, these night openings are aimed at encouraging new visitors to learn about the Louvre and its artworks in a more relaxed environment. For this purpose, the museum's opening hours are extended on the first Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Visitors are invited to wander through the three wings of the Louvre, discovering masterpieces of art history and the little-known corners of the former palace of the kings of France.      Free Saturday Nights is popular; 160,000 people participated in 2019, mainly families and people working in the Paris region. Although temporarily suspended due to the current pandemic, this program is expected to resume its usual rhythm on the first Saturday of each month.     The UNIQLO partnership with the Louvre also includes support of the Mini-Discovery Tour, a new format launched by theLouvre in July 2020. Mostly dedicated to families, these 20 minutes guided tours will take place on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.     For more information about the partnership, including videos of interviews with museum personnel and comments from Peter Saville, please access website https://www.uniqlo.com/louvre-x-uniqlo/ Global apparel retailer UNIQLO welcomes the year 2021 by announcing a four-year partnership with Musée du Louvre in Paris. The aim of the new partnership is to offer a wide-ranging program that matches the desire of both parties to better familiarize the public with the museum's must-see masterpieces and thereby increase the joy of art in daily life.       "I am honored and excited to be partnering with the world-renowned Musée du Louvre. This is a longtime dream come true,"said Fast Retailing Chairman, President, and CEO Tadashi Yanai. "UNIQLO has done much to date to share the pleasure of art with the general public, especially in keeping with our commitment to LifeWear, which is clothing designed to help make everyone’s daily life better. We hope that our partnership with the museum can enable as many people as possibleto experience and appreciate theuniversal beauty of the masterworks intheir collections."     As the first initiative in the program, the UNIQLO T-shirt (UT) brand will debut Musée du LouvreCollectionon February 4, with date to differ by market. The men's UT line was created by prominent British graphic artist Peter Saville,well-known for revolutionizing record cover designs in the early 80's, especially for Joy Division and New Order. His sophisticated graphic approach to the new collection concentrates on the inventory number system that museums use to catalog the works of art. Additionally UNIQLO will launch women's UTs featuring Louvre works with a focus on the female form as a universal message for diversity and expand its overallcollection with new items through 2024.     Starting spring 2021, UNIQLO will take over sponsorship of the Free Saturday Nights program that began in January 2019. Designed as unique, festive occasions, these night openings are aimed at encouraging new visitors to learn about the Louvre and its artworks in a more relaxed environment. For this purpose, the museum's opening hours are extended on the first Saturday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Visitors are invited to wander through the three wings of the Louvre, discovering masterpieces of art history and the little-known corners of the former palace of the kings of France.      Free Saturday Nights is popular; 160,000 people participated in 2019, mainly families and people working in the Paris region. Although temporarily suspended due to the current pandemic, this program is expected to resume its usual rhythm on the first Saturday of each month.     The UNIQLO partnership with the Louvre also includes support of the Mini-Discovery Tour, a new format launched by theLouvre in July 2020. Mostly dedicated to families, these 20 minutes guided tours will take place on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.     For more information about the partnership, including videos of interviews with museum personnel and comments from Peter Saville, please access website https://www.uniqlo.com/louvre-x-uniqlo/

LEE x H&M: Collaborating for the next generation of more sustainable denim
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LEE x H&M: Collaborating for the next generation of more sustainable denim

Fashion H&M is proud to announce it has collaborated with American denim legends Lee to push for the next generation of more sustainable denim. It’s a holistic collaboration with advances at every stage of design and production, from H&M’s first ever 100% recycled cotton jeans, to non-leather backpatches made from cork and jacron paper. For the first time, H&M will also share Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data on hm.com indicating the water, C02 & energy impact of each denim garment from raw materials to end of use.     This transparency is matched by the positivity of the fashion, with oversized and cocooning silhouettesas well as workwear shapes that draw on Lee’s esteemed heritage. Lee x H&M features collections for women, men and kids, and will be available from 28th January.     “We just loved working with Lee to push for change. A change for more sustainable and circular denimgarments. We looked at every detail and challenged each other in a positive way. It’s also amazing to work with Lee’s iconic designs and give them a bit of our flavor, for H&M denim lovers around the world,”says Jon Loman, designer at H&M.     “Lee is proud to be collaborating with H&M to continue our efforts to make better denim. Our brand was founded more than 130 years ago with innovation in mind, and today we are happy to be joining with H&M to advance denim into a more sustainable future,” says Chris Waldeck, EVP Global Brand President,Lee®     Lee x H&M is an ambitious collaboration that has sustainability central to its design. The brands took aholistic approach, looking at every stage of denim production. Fabric is crucial, such as H&M’s first 100%recycled cotton jeans, made from 80% post-industrial waste and 20% post-consumer waste. There’s also denim that’s cotton-free, made instead from renewable man-made fibers, as well water-saving dyes and lower impact denim washes that are external party verified for their lower water usage, chemical, and energy consumption.     For the women's collection there are loose fit jeans with a real 90's vibe, while Lee's classic rider jacket has been given a new, oversized look. The men's collection includes denim jackets with a workwear vibe, relaxed fit five pocket jeans and carpenter jeans. For women, men and kids there are dungarees, T-shirts, sweaters and accessories including a tote bag, beanies and bucket hats. For Lee x H&M, different types of organic and recycled cotton have been used and the brand labels are made of cork and jacron paper, a material similar to leather. H&M is proud to announce it has collaborated with American denim legends Lee to push for the next generation of more sustainable denim. It’s a holistic collaboration with advances at every stage of design and production, from H&M’s first ever 100% recycled cotton jeans, to non-leather backpatches made from cork and jacron paper. For the first time, H&M will also share Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data on hm.com indicating the water, C02 & energy impact of each denim garment from raw materials to end of use.     This transparency is matched by the positivity of the fashion, with oversized and cocooning silhouettesas well as workwear shapes that draw on Lee’s esteemed heritage. Lee x H&M features collections for women, men and kids, and will be available from 28th January.     “We just loved working with Lee to push for change. A change for more sustainable and circular denimgarments. We looked at every detail and challenged each other in a positive way. It’s also amazing to work with Lee’s iconic designs and give them a bit of our flavor, for H&M denim lovers around the world,”says Jon Loman, designer at H&M.     “Lee is proud to be collaborating with H&M to continue our efforts to make better denim. Our brand was founded more than 130 years ago with innovation in mind, and today we are happy to be joining with H&M to advance denim into a more sustainable future,” says Chris Waldeck, EVP Global Brand President,Lee®     Lee x H&M is an ambitious collaboration that has sustainability central to its design. The brands took aholistic approach, looking at every stage of denim production. Fabric is crucial, such as H&M’s first 100%recycled cotton jeans, made from 80% post-industrial waste and 20% post-consumer waste. There’s also denim that’s cotton-free, made instead from renewable man-made fibers, as well water-saving dyes and lower impact denim washes that are external party verified for their lower water usage, chemical, and energy consumption.     For the women's collection there are loose fit jeans with a real 90's vibe, while Lee's classic rider jacket has been given a new, oversized look. The men's collection includes denim jackets with a workwear vibe, relaxed fit five pocket jeans and carpenter jeans. For women, men and kids there are dungarees, T-shirts, sweaters and accessories including a tote bag, beanies and bucket hats. For Lee x H&M, different types of organic and recycled cotton have been used and the brand labels are made of cork and jacron paper, a material similar to leather.

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