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1/OFF Launches first brand film “INTO THE UNKNOWN”
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1/OFF Launches first brand film “INTO THE UNKNOWN”

Fashion 1/OFF launches a message of transformation and inspires its community to welcome the unkown.      1/OFF, the fashion label that upcycles high-end vintage and transforms it into new manifestations, announces its first brand campaign ‘Into the unknown’. The film, created by artist Tim Wes showcases a mood of transition and aims to inspire society to embrace the unkown and have an open minded approach to a reshaped world.     Reflective of both 1/OFF’s spirit and the tumultuous world, the film touches on how society is questioning old beliefs and moving into a time of transformation.The Chanel x Levi’s Love Child Jacket symbolizes the evolving mood and beginning of a new narrative. It is showcased by movement, music and light.     Each item is unique and has been re(created) by a team of highly skilled couture makers. The upcycling process respects the craft and quality of these iconic pieces and extends the lifespan by transforming it to a contemporary design.     The Love Child jackets are exclusive to Selfridges, alongside signature designs from the brand’s debut collection - prices start £200 — £3.000     The beginning of a new narrative: Nobody knows exactly where the shift will take us. Through this journey ‘into the unknown’, 1/OFF aims to play a part in resetting the dial to create the space needed to experience new energy, ideas and experimentation. The brand is born from the ideology that fashion should no longer be perceived as disposable, but part of an eternal cycle of inspiration.     1/OFF launches a message of transformation and inspires its community to welcome the unkown.      1/OFF, the fashion label that upcycles high-end vintage and transforms it into new manifestations, announces its first brand campaign ‘Into the unknown’. The film, created by artist Tim Wes showcases a mood of transition and aims to inspire society to embrace the unkown and have an open minded approach to a reshaped world.     Reflective of both 1/OFF’s spirit and the tumultuous world, the film touches on how society is questioning old beliefs and moving into a time of transformation.The Chanel x Levi’s Love Child Jacket symbolizes the evolving mood and beginning of a new narrative. It is showcased by movement, music and light.     Each item is unique and has been re(created) by a team of highly skilled couture makers. The upcycling process respects the craft and quality of these iconic pieces and extends the lifespan by transforming it to a contemporary design.     The Love Child jackets are exclusive to Selfridges, alongside signature designs from the brand’s debut collection - prices start £200 — £3.000     The beginning of a new narrative: Nobody knows exactly where the shift will take us. Through this journey ‘into the unknown’, 1/OFF aims to play a part in resetting the dial to create the space needed to experience new energy, ideas and experimentation. The brand is born from the ideology that fashion should no longer be perceived as disposable, but part of an eternal cycle of inspiration.    

Alexander McQueen presents the Spring & Summer 2021 Women’s Wander Boots & Jewellery
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Alexander McQueen presents the Spring & Summer 2021 Women’s Wander Boots & Jewellery

Accessories Three jewellery families feature in the Spring/Summer 2021 collection, all nished in antique silver or gold metal.     The Sculptural jewellery family is inspired by a hybrid of multifaceted shapes and high-shine polished metal. Contemporary asymmetric earrings feature knot details which climb the ears on both sides. Asymmetrical ear cu sets, with hand-cut multiple faceted lines, make for a futuristic look and sculptural rings are moulded by hand.     The Chain jewellery family includes a hand-crafted oversized chain link necklace, bracelet and earrings resulting in a bold design with a mix of contemporary details.     Evening jewellery is highly embellished with greige crystal stones. Double- nger rings, jewelled molten hoops and sculptural ear sets present an aesthetic contrast between the shiny metal and the pavé surface.     The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2021 collection sees the introduction of the Wander Boots.     Inspired by British punk styling, the leather boots feature a unique exaggerated ared rubber sole with a shiny calf leather upper. Signature details include the Alexander McQueen logo on the tongue and the Alexander McQueen seal logo on the back of the boots. Three jewellery families feature in the Spring/Summer 2021 collection, all nished in antique silver or gold metal.     The Sculptural jewellery family is inspired by a hybrid of multifaceted shapes and high-shine polished metal. Contemporary asymmetric earrings feature knot details which climb the ears on both sides. Asymmetrical ear cu sets, with hand-cut multiple faceted lines, make for a futuristic look and sculptural rings are moulded by hand.     The Chain jewellery family includes a hand-crafted oversized chain link necklace, bracelet and earrings resulting in a bold design with a mix of contemporary details.     Evening jewellery is highly embellished with greige crystal stones. Double- nger rings, jewelled molten hoops and sculptural ear sets present an aesthetic contrast between the shiny metal and the pavé surface.     The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2021 collection sees the introduction of the Wander Boots.     Inspired by British punk styling, the leather boots feature a unique exaggerated ared rubber sole with a shiny calf leather upper. Signature details include the Alexander McQueen logo on the tongue and the Alexander McQueen seal logo on the back of the boots.

Josh O’Connor captured by Gray Sorrenti for the new Eye/LOEWE/Nature
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Josh O’Connor captured by Gray Sorrenti for the new Eye/LOEWE/Nature

Men ‘Nature is integral to my LOEWE vision. The great outdoors, the wilderness even, offers both context and stimuli for what we do. In the case of Eye/LOEWE/Nature, nature is also the ideal backdrop to a collection of pragmatic pieces, both technical and crafty, from outerwear and T-shirts to shoes and accessories, designed for enjoying life outside.     This is the fifth season for Eye/LOEWE/Nature and the main focus of the collection is environmental responsibility. The thinking behind such a choice is circular: a collection devised for diving into nature must be created with a sense of respect for the environment. We focused on both recycling and upcycling, with the nal goal of being as sustainable as we can. Reusing and repurposing what has already had a life is not only a way to produce less and therefore cause less harm, but also a way to reassess craft, which is quintessentially LOEWE. Using existing sources gives uniqueness and warmth to each piece. Using recycled fabrics and yarns is a relief for nature. For every product sold, LOEWE will donate 15 euros to "A CASA for birds": a project aimed at creating semi-natural habitats for wildlife species in danger of extinction.     Vintage and workwear inspirations are mixed this season, with items that have been washed to achieve a distressed and aged feel. Hooded jackets have integrated backpacks that are both practical and unexpected. We have upcycled vintage Mexican carpets to create totally unique reversible jackets, each a mix of two carpets. Loose-fitting parkas a re patchworked from vintage quilts to create colour-block effects. Vintage parachutes are transformed into lightweight hooded jackets, vintage military jackets are cut into bermudas, and hooded parkas and vintage T-shirts are assembled to compose colourful stripe motifs on loose fitted tees. The upcycling and recycling ethos carries through to the accessories, with totes and bum bags crafted from quilted liners. We are also launching a new line in recycled nylon: bags that are super lightweight and easily packable, in functional shapes like roll top backpacks and camera bags, matching the outdoorsy spirit of ELN.     Materials are organic, upcycled and recycled, including the linen and cotton of jumpers and T-shirts. Shapes are loose, colors are muted, with occasional bright flashes of pink, orange and cobalt blue. Accessories such as scarves, hats and shoes complete the project with further focus on functionality.     The campaign features Josh O’Connor, photographed by Gray Sorrenti in the desert of Baja California, Mexico. Josh is caught in the midst of a solitary adventure, energetically confronting the elements. A van, parachute and motorbike allude to intense physical exploits under the glaring Mexican sun; man and nature bonded together.     To me, Eye/LOEWE/Nature is LOEWE at its most pragmatic, with an inspired eye. It has a timeless aura and playful practicality that sprout from an everlasting feeling of connection with nature.‘ Jonathan    #LOEWE #EYELOEWENATURE ‘Nature is integral to my LOEWE vision. The great outdoors, the wilderness even, offers both context and stimuli for what we do. In the case of Eye/LOEWE/Nature, nature is also the ideal backdrop to a collection of pragmatic pieces, both technical and crafty, from outerwear and T-shirts to shoes and accessories, designed for enjoying life outside.     This is the fifth season for Eye/LOEWE/Nature and the main focus of the collection is environmental responsibility. The thinking behind such a choice is circular: a collection devised for diving into nature must be created with a sense of respect for the environment. We focused on both recycling and upcycling, with the nal goal of being as sustainable as we can. Reusing and repurposing what has already had a life is not only a way to produce less and therefore cause less harm, but also a way to reassess craft, which is quintessentially LOEWE. Using existing sources gives uniqueness and warmth to each piece. Using recycled fabrics and yarns is a relief for nature. For every product sold, LOEWE will donate 15 euros to "A CASA for birds": a project aimed at creating semi-natural habitats for wildlife species in danger of extinction.     Vintage and workwear inspirations are mixed this season, with items that have been washed to achieve a distressed and aged feel. Hooded jackets have integrated backpacks that are both practical and unexpected. We have upcycled vintage Mexican carpets to create totally unique reversible jackets, each a mix of two carpets. Loose-fitting parkas a re patchworked from vintage quilts to create colour-block effects. Vintage parachutes are transformed into lightweight hooded jackets, vintage military jackets are cut into bermudas, and hooded parkas and vintage T-shirts are assembled to compose colourful stripe motifs on loose fitted tees. The upcycling and recycling ethos carries through to the accessories, with totes and bum bags crafted from quilted liners. We are also launching a new line in recycled nylon: bags that are super lightweight and easily packable, in functional shapes like roll top backpacks and camera bags, matching the outdoorsy spirit of ELN.     Materials are organic, upcycled and recycled, including the linen and cotton of jumpers and T-shirts. Shapes are loose, colors are muted, with occasional bright flashes of pink, orange and cobalt blue. Accessories such as scarves, hats and shoes complete the project with further focus on functionality.     The campaign features Josh O’Connor, photographed by Gray Sorrenti in the desert of Baja California, Mexico. Josh is caught in the midst of a solitary adventure, energetically confronting the elements. A van, parachute and motorbike allude to intense physical exploits under the glaring Mexican sun; man and nature bonded together.     To me, Eye/LOEWE/Nature is LOEWE at its most pragmatic, with an inspired eye. It has a timeless aura and playful practicality that sprout from an everlasting feeling of connection with nature.‘ Jonathan    #LOEWE #EYELOEWENATURE

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A.P.C. Sacai Interaction #9
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A.P.C. Sacai Interaction #9

Fashion As of spring 2019, A.P.C. has invited friends of the brand to collaborate on small collections on a regular basis.     The Interactions program has featured Kid Cudi, Suzanne Koller, Brain Dead, JJJJound, Carhartt WIP, Goop, Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Chesnais. Today, A.P.C. is proud to present its new Interaction with Sacai, the Japanese brand founded in 1999 by Chitose Abe, famous for her innovative and experimental hybrid clothing. For this essentially unisex collection, available from XXS to XL, A.P.C. and Sacai had fun mixing their logos, resulting in: SA.P.C.AI.   The focus was then placed on uniting the iconic materials of each brand, denim and nylon, in order to bring a new approach to A.P.C.’s star clothing: jeans, the denim jacket, the denim dress and even the denim tote bag. Likewise, for jersey, Sacai sparked a small revolution by adding complexity to classic A.P.C. tees and sweatshirts with zipper effects and a choice of very heavyweight materials.     Finally, the silhouette was completed with sandals and white fringe sneakers.     As Jean Touitou explains, “This Interaction is a precise illustration of how A.P.C. and Sacai came together, inter- weaving diverse elements of language to achieve a sort of crossbreed that represents the style of our two brands. These pieces are unusual for us, as they push the limits of what we might call ‘wearability’ as far as possible. They are the fruit of a long process of creative deconstruction and reconstruction. We got enormous pleasure from seeing this clothing being taken apart and redesigned.     And to quote Maurice Blanchot, referring to the novel Destroy, She Said by Marguerite Duras: ‘Destroy. How this rings: softly, tenderly, absolutely.’ (Maurice Blanchot, Friendship, 1971). This is exactly what we felt when we achieved this work.”     The photos of this collection were shot by Tim Elkaïm under the artistic direction of Suzanne Koller.     Collection available from March 19, 2021. As of spring 2019, A.P.C. has invited friends of the brand to collaborate on small collections on a regular basis.     The Interactions program has featured Kid Cudi, Suzanne Koller, Brain Dead, JJJJound, Carhartt WIP, Goop, Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Chesnais. Today, A.P.C. is proud to present its new Interaction with Sacai, the Japanese brand founded in 1999 by Chitose Abe, famous for her innovative and experimental hybrid clothing. For this essentially unisex collection, available from XXS to XL, A.P.C. and Sacai had fun mixing their logos, resulting in: SA.P.C.AI.   The focus was then placed on uniting the iconic materials of each brand, denim and nylon, in order to bring a new approach to A.P.C.’s star clothing: jeans, the denim jacket, the denim dress and even the denim tote bag. Likewise, for jersey, Sacai sparked a small revolution by adding complexity to classic A.P.C. tees and sweatshirts with zipper effects and a choice of very heavyweight materials.     Finally, the silhouette was completed with sandals and white fringe sneakers.     As Jean Touitou explains, “This Interaction is a precise illustration of how A.P.C. and Sacai came together, inter- weaving diverse elements of language to achieve a sort of crossbreed that represents the style of our two brands. These pieces are unusual for us, as they push the limits of what we might call ‘wearability’ as far as possible. They are the fruit of a long process of creative deconstruction and reconstruction. We got enormous pleasure from seeing this clothing being taken apart and redesigned.     And to quote Maurice Blanchot, referring to the novel Destroy, She Said by Marguerite Duras: ‘Destroy. How this rings: softly, tenderly, absolutely.’ (Maurice Blanchot, Friendship, 1971). This is exactly what we felt when we achieved this work.”     The photos of this collection were shot by Tim Elkaïm under the artistic direction of Suzanne Koller.     Collection available from March 19, 2021.

Our digital cover star for March is Herizen
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Our digital cover star for March is Herizen

Photography We had a delight speaking and working with Herizen, captured by Jack Waterlot.     Tell our readers who you are in your own words.   Creative creature looking for the next adventure :P.   What is your first memory of acting and music?   My first memory of acting was when I was about 8 playing ‘Mustardseed’ in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” As far as music, I’ve been singing since I could talk, and fell more in love with it watching my dad perform on stage.      Among all the roles you have played so far, which one embodies your personality the most?   Playing ‘Oshun’ in AMERICAN GODS was such a special moment for me, I felt a connection to my childhood/womanhood I’ve never felt before. It was a beautiful spiritual experience.     What gives you confidence?    Knowing where I come from, who I am, and that feeling of pride when I close my eyes and think about the hard work it took for me to get to where I am, without sacrificing my integrity.      Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   My mother. She’s always been there pushing me to stay true and keep my eye on my goal/vision.      What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   Last year when I visited my father in Costa Rica, I sat in the same spot every day on that beach staring at this island that was a little over a mile out in the water. Every day I told myself “I’m not leaving Costa Rica without swimming to that island” and every day for those 3 weeks it was like chanting an obsession. Finally, on the last day I did it! It was scary as hell and I freaked out in the middle there for a bit, but finally surrendered to the ocean and I completed my journey. When I got back to the shore, I felt a wave of courage and strength wash over me, and since then whenever I feel fear or weakness I think about that island, and it helps me move forward.      What is your personal motto?   I’ve noticed it changes, but right now it’s “time is on your side.” I think it’s really important to have this relationship with time, because for women especially, it can feel like it’s our enemy when it’s not, it’s just our mentality.    What are your upcoming projects for this year?   AMERICAN GODS is currently streaming on Starz, and I’m working on my next music project that I’m very excited to share. I also have jewelry that I will be releasing alongside my music project :).     Why acting and why music? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?   Music has always been my reason for being alive, and acting was a happy accident... a very happy accident.    What is your work of art about and what does it mean to you?   It’s about expression of one’s true self and not being afraid to feel/share pain. It means everything to me and I’m very grateful to be able to do this as a career and maybe, with my deepest hope, it can help someone else with their pain too.      With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   I filmed an indie film called THE LOST HUSBAND about two years ago in Texas. We were filming on location in this cute little town called Roundtop, it was absolutely beautiful. I very much enjoyed listening to the crickets and the song that the wind sings at night. Being able to look up to the sky and seeing stars go on for eternity was magical.      What is your biggest outtake from last year?   You can’t take this life for granted, it’s imperative that you soak up the moments you share with your loved ones, hold them in a special place in your heart, and tell them you love them as often as you can because you never know what tomorrow brings.    As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   I think keeping a garden is something that everyone should learn. We had one last Spring and have started planting for this upcoming one :) It’s a meditation and an honor to put back into the earth that we take so much from and show it the love it deserves. Keeping an environmentally aware home is something that no one should get away with not doing. We all have to do our jobs to keep our planet alive. After all, it’s our home and the only one we have.      Tell us about your recently released debut EP.   Demon, my most recent EP, is very special to me. It’s about heartbreak, anger, and redemption. I’m grateful to the person who hurt me because without them, I wouldn’t have been able to share this project with the world. We all have our “hellboy” and we should be grateful to them for their lessons.      PHOTO CREDITS: Photo: Jack Waterlot talent: Herizen Styling : Jean Chung Make up : Frankie Boyd Hair : Rita Marmor Nails : Dohee Bahn  Casting: Timi Letonja   We had a delight speaking and working with Herizen, captured by Jack Waterlot.     Tell our readers who you are in your own words.   Creative creature looking for the next adventure :P.   What is your first memory of acting and music?   My first memory of acting was when I was about 8 playing ‘Mustardseed’ in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” As far as music, I’ve been singing since I could talk, and fell more in love with it watching my dad perform on stage.      Among all the roles you have played so far, which one embodies your personality the most?   Playing ‘Oshun’ in AMERICAN GODS was such a special moment for me, I felt a connection to my childhood/womanhood I’ve never felt before. It was a beautiful spiritual experience.     What gives you confidence?    Knowing where I come from, who I am, and that feeling of pride when I close my eyes and think about the hard work it took for me to get to where I am, without sacrificing my integrity.      Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   My mother. She’s always been there pushing me to stay true and keep my eye on my goal/vision.      What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   Last year when I visited my father in Costa Rica, I sat in the same spot every day on that beach staring at this island that was a little over a mile out in the water. Every day I told myself “I’m not leaving Costa Rica without swimming to that island” and every day for those 3 weeks it was like chanting an obsession. Finally, on the last day I did it! It was scary as hell and I freaked out in the middle there for a bit, but finally surrendered to the ocean and I completed my journey. When I got back to the shore, I felt a wave of courage and strength wash over me, and since then whenever I feel fear or weakness I think about that island, and it helps me move forward.      What is your personal motto?   I’ve noticed it changes, but right now it’s “time is on your side.” I think it’s really important to have this relationship with time, because for women especially, it can feel like it’s our enemy when it’s not, it’s just our mentality.    What are your upcoming projects for this year?   AMERICAN GODS is currently streaming on Starz, and I’m working on my next music project that I’m very excited to share. I also have jewelry that I will be releasing alongside my music project :).     Why acting and why music? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?   Music has always been my reason for being alive, and acting was a happy accident... a very happy accident.    What is your work of art about and what does it mean to you?   It’s about expression of one’s true self and not being afraid to feel/share pain. It means everything to me and I’m very grateful to be able to do this as a career and maybe, with my deepest hope, it can help someone else with their pain too.      With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   I filmed an indie film called THE LOST HUSBAND about two years ago in Texas. We were filming on location in this cute little town called Roundtop, it was absolutely beautiful. I very much enjoyed listening to the crickets and the song that the wind sings at night. Being able to look up to the sky and seeing stars go on for eternity was magical.      What is your biggest outtake from last year?   You can’t take this life for granted, it’s imperative that you soak up the moments you share with your loved ones, hold them in a special place in your heart, and tell them you love them as often as you can because you never know what tomorrow brings.    As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   I think keeping a garden is something that everyone should learn. We had one last Spring and have started planting for this upcoming one :) It’s a meditation and an honor to put back into the earth that we take so much from and show it the love it deserves. Keeping an environmentally aware home is something that no one should get away with not doing. We all have to do our jobs to keep our planet alive. After all, it’s our home and the only one we have.      Tell us about your recently released debut EP.   Demon, my most recent EP, is very special to me. It’s about heartbreak, anger, and redemption. I’m grateful to the person who hurt me because without them, I wouldn’t have been able to share this project with the world. We all have our “hellboy” and we should be grateful to them for their lessons.      PHOTO CREDITS: Photo: Jack Waterlot talent: Herizen Styling : Jean Chung Make up : Frankie Boyd Hair : Rita Marmor Nails : Dohee Bahn  Casting: Timi Letonja  

Louis Vuitton presents the  Capsule’s Collection by Virgil Abloh for Summer 2021
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Louis Vuitton presents the Capsule’s Collection by Virgil Abloh for Summer 2021

Men Louis Vuitton’s capsule collection will bring colour to summer 2021 in three times, from dawn to dusk. In the Venice Beach area, the sun rises unveiling pastel-coloured suits, Hawaiian shorts and shirts; at its zenith, it covers Japanese denims and monogrammed cottons with pop watercolour hues. At twilight, it casts its bluish light on short suits and indigo pyjamas.     Conveying a sense of the in nite – a recurrent theme in Virgil Abloh’s collections –, this wardrobe is embodied and highlighted by the American rapper 21 Savage’s casual energy and is a reference to West Coast skaters and artists. Embroidered shirts, light denim plastrons, lightweight leather blousons, jacquard blazers and multi-coloured windbreakers: all convey emotions di used with a sort of joyful nostalgia mingling with a sense of endless possibilities. Louis Vuitton’s capsule collection will bring colour to summer 2021 in three times, from dawn to dusk. In the Venice Beach area, the sun rises unveiling pastel-coloured suits, Hawaiian shorts and shirts; at its zenith, it covers Japanese denims and monogrammed cottons with pop watercolour hues. At twilight, it casts its bluish light on short suits and indigo pyjamas.     Conveying a sense of the in nite – a recurrent theme in Virgil Abloh’s collections –, this wardrobe is embodied and highlighted by the American rapper 21 Savage’s casual energy and is a reference to West Coast skaters and artists. Embroidered shirts, light denim plastrons, lightweight leather blousons, jacquard blazers and multi-coloured windbreakers: all convey emotions di used with a sort of joyful nostalgia mingling with a sense of endless possibilities.

Exclusive editorial by Koers von Cremer
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Exclusive editorial by Koers von Cremer

Fashion New digital editorial, captured by Koers von Cremer in Zandvoort.     TEAM CREDITS: Photography: Koers von Cremer @koersvoncremer Fashion: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri Muah: Wout Philippo @woutphilippobeauty using Redken @redken  Model: Fee Kienhuis @feekienhuis at Paparazzi Model Management @paparazzimodels Casting: Timi Letonja @timiletonja     New digital editorial, captured by Koers von Cremer in Zandvoort.     TEAM CREDITS: Photography: Koers von Cremer @koersvoncremer Fashion: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri Muah: Wout Philippo @woutphilippobeauty using Redken @redken  Model: Fee Kienhuis @feekienhuis at Paparazzi Model Management @paparazzimodels Casting: Timi Letonja @timiletonja    

In conversation with Tayahna Walcott
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In conversation with Tayahna Walcott

Music Last week we had a delight speaking to a very talented musician & face of Tommy Jeans campaign Tayahna Walcott.       Tayahna: My name is Tayahna. I go by the artist name Talia Goddess,18 years young from Brooklyn New York, singer, songwriter, rapper, music producer, Model, creative entrepreneur, well, super passionate about the arts and incorporating that into my contributions to the world and pushing culture forward.   Timi: Well, love it! You do a lot of things for an age of 18 already, pretty impressive I must say that. Actually, if I may ask you on that as well. How has it been working on creative projects during this time for you? Has it been any limiting with so much more time not being able to travel or perform as much?   Tayahna: It had its blessings and curses especially because I graduated high school 2020 last year and then taking a gap year from school. So it's really been like a lot of time. And what I've decided, just like to have this opportunity to like really hone in and focus on my art form in my career, but then in a pandemic.. It’s allowed a lot of reflection and also just like really working on my craft. And for that, I'm grateful. I will say, my first love was performing, I started off as a performer, competing at competitions and all of that, so like a big aspect of my artistry and my connection to my music and others is through performance. So that's been like a big punch in the chest. But I'm excited to get back, you know. I'm excited when the world reopens. It seems super abstract but I mean it's all like taking it day by day.   Timi: Totally I can connect to a lot of those things, so I totally get it. Like you said, ups and downs, it's been definitely a time to reflect, also to find new ways of creativity and creativity has also changed to something more meaningful, in my opinion. So it really matters what your message is, what the story behind everything you do is. People really connect to that more than ever before. Luckily, I think that's good and positive, especially in the music or in fashion or film industries or entertainment in general. I think it's definitely correct. What's your connection with Tommy Jeans and how did the collaboration with Tommy Jeans start?   Tayahna: So this actually happened I wanna say in the summer. It was actually really crazy because like the whole, like modeling, film and content industry is like how do we navigate, like doing shoots and stuff in a pandemic. So I really comment Tommy Jeans for being super innovative in the sense of being in touch with people in Amsterdam, it’s kind of like, we trust you here in New York. We're going to give you the creative liberties to sort of create your own sort of world and take on, you know, Tommy Jeans, the brand. So just giving me that creative freedom to make a song that I did for them up to speed and everything that was super super dope and this is really incorporating my art form into working with that. And so I'm super grateful for that. And it also, I guess, as a pioneer, just how I think major brands should work with artists and creatives because like usually, you know, there's like a strict mood board and do this, do that. But actually like me  being representative of talent and stuff like that, just allowing them to create what they want is something that I think Tommy Jeans did really, really well. And so I'm really grateful for that. Tommy Hilfiger as a brand has always been involved in Hip Hop. Aliyah, Biggie Smalls, like all these artists, like Playboy, like doing all these things that it's like hip hop and culture and music. And so just sort of being that same sort of way. And it's like really, really dope.   Timi: Awesome pleasure. Pleasure speaking to you. Excited to ask you more questions. Can you tell me among all of your let’s say music and projects which project embodies your personality the most?    Tayahna: My personality. Honestly, I think I usually make love songs because I'm usually in love or I’m looking. But I think it’s the most true reflection of that sort of like rollercoaster, because like one day I'm like, oh, my God. Like, is something wrong with me? Like, how could she leave me, you know? But then I'm like I say, you know, like she's really missing out, I'm feeling myself and all of that. I think that also translates into, like, my art form, because there are times especially that like I produce, I create everything myself. It’s like my baby, you know. So I'm super cautious and protective over my work and share that with people. So I think it’s just a little bit like that, sort of like push me pull sort of like come into my self. My identity is something that I think is translated into that song really well, translated into my music. It’s getting better, you know, slowly, just realizing like this is my purpose. This is meant to be I just need believing in myself. So, yeah, check out “Never wanna fall” out now.      Timi: I’ll check it out totally. I love it it's really inspiring for 18. I mean, you have really good perspective. So keep going, keep dreaming, keep working hard. That's all I can say. I'm not that much older than you. But that’s the only way really. Another note, what gives you confidence and what is your personal motto in life, especially now?   Tayahna: Honestly, what gives me confidence is isolation. Just really being with myself and allowances to just like feel out all my feelings because there's always like a bunch of turbulent thoughts and everything about myself, especially as a public figure. And I try to imagine what others think of me. And it is kind of stepping back from that and just really just being content with myself and happy with myself and also just self-love. You know, it's like just a sort of a layer of protection and just security in my soul. So this has also been a major take away from this pandemic, just like having enough time.And you know, like I'm a pretty chill person, like it doesn't hurt to get cute every now and then, you know, pop out. My confidence isn’t rooted in that it is rooted much deeper in how I think how I feel, just like how I can help others and just be of service to people. I forgot the second part of your question.   Timi: Connect confidence to personal motto. So motivation let’s say.   Tayahna: So I've been saying this like nonstop, but it's really just honestly kind of propelled in launching my career fully, just this phrase progress, not perfection. And I think especially in developing my craft and developing my sound and understanding what type of trajectory I want to go in. It doesn’t need to be perfect in order to what you see or what you want to be like. But it's all a process. I always forget I'm really young. At the end it’s the journey that counts it’s not really the destination because who knows where the destination is, you know? So that's been like my motto that's been keeping me going and not being too hard on myself.    Timi: Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career? If there is one thing you could name.   Tayahna: I've had a lot of pivotal figures in my life. I mean, obviously the first thing that comes in line is like my mom because she's like super supportive, like my entire life, just like very supportive of the arts and my creative interests, you know, really foster in that. So I'm like, so, so grateful for it because, like, she's just like, I guess has created a safe space for me to be myself, especially like coming to terms with my sexuality. I wanted to do music and even thinking about school because I'm also a first generation immigrants. And to have that sort of liberty to choose my own live, you know, is something I'm eternally grateful for because there's not a lot of parents allow their kids to really be free and to explore and find themselves and you know I’ve learned a lot.   Timi: Me too. I can connect to the exact same experience, that’s a good feeling. But not everyone is that fortunate, obviously, like you said. So it's good to have support, especially from your family and friends and people who are close around you.    Timi: What is the most daring thing you did? And tell us something that you wouldn't normally mention on your résumé? Let’s say recently.   Tayahna: I had a bunch of these (laughs). But I recently traveled alone for the first time I took this spontaneous trip to Miami just to sort of like reflect. I guess one travelling in that times is crazy and then two by myself, it's also crazy. And then I also stayed in the hostel, which is triple crazy. So I was like, what am I getting myself into? But I met so many dope people and even though, I kind of wanted to sort of get away from myself, as a stranger, like my music doesn't matter. Nothing matters. I was here for the vibes. I was attracting so many dope people and taking risks and letting myself be open to, you know, to new places and new energies and trust in the attraction of the right people. So that was really, really fun and exciting. Like I got lit with everyone. I forgot the second part of your question.   Timi: Something that is not on your resume, something fun that you wouldn't write normally just on the paper or say first thing about yourself.   Tayahna: Oh, well, I guess that's what's fun for me. But I do all of my graphics myself. So the cover art for my single I did. And most of my work I do just I'm basically a dork. So like anything technological and creative, I get my hands on it and I'm gonna to figure it out. So that’s super cool. I'm not really a graphic designer or anything. But, you know, I play around that’s super fun just sort of allows me to, this is the story, create like a fantasy, sort of like I said to myself, you know, things like that.   Timi: But I must say, I mean, having graphic design knowledge is always a good thing, longterm. I'm trying to learn more myself as well, because I've always been on the other way. That’s the step further. I prepare, but I don't execute that part exactly like the graphic designer. But that’s something really good nowadays to have as a skill and as a interest. And obviously you have to have passion for it. Let me ask you, why music how did your story with music start?   Tayahna: So both of my parents are big music lovers. My dad is actually a D.J. and my mom used to sing in a band with her sisters. They used to sing Lover's Rock and my dad is from Guyana. So I grew up in like a Caribbean sort of UK crossover environment of music and sounds and things like that. So I grew up in a musical environment, always had family get togethers, and I was always dancing. So I started off as a dancer. I used to perform I used to compete. And I was just like being able to move whatever audience or get people to feel good or just, you know, I can just create that sort of synergy. So that's just that's where the music is from. Because I think, being a performer and being an artist allows me to do that, allows me to sort of stimulate people's emotions and get their brains like even scientifically music stimulates a lot of your brain, you know. Performing and djing and doing events and all of that it’s sort of getting people together and just that's sort of like community oriented, you know, feel good, like be present in the moment, so it stems from my childhood. And that was like what my family was upbringing and I just wanting to extend that and also express myself through that.   Timi: Cool. And I have in conclusion, a question about your upcoming projects for this year. Would you already be able to share with us and what's coming up?     Tayahna: The first single dropped today on the 26thand it’s called “Never wanna fall”. And the entire EP is written and produced by me. And it really just encapsulates I would select like my high school years and to sort of like going through love, going through growth, like pain, politically charged, you know, with everything going on and just like really understanding my identity in the world. So it definitely touches all those sort of things. And especially as I embark on this new chapter of my life that I would like to be with 18 now. And now I'm excited for future projects. But “Poster Girl” is the debut EP coming out in April. And stay tuned.        Last week we had a delight speaking to a very talented musician & face of Tommy Jeans campaign Tayahna Walcott.       Tayahna: My name is Tayahna. I go by the artist name Talia Goddess,18 years young from Brooklyn New York, singer, songwriter, rapper, music producer, Model, creative entrepreneur, well, super passionate about the arts and incorporating that into my contributions to the world and pushing culture forward.   Timi: Well, love it! You do a lot of things for an age of 18 already, pretty impressive I must say that. Actually, if I may ask you on that as well. How has it been working on creative projects during this time for you? Has it been any limiting with so much more time not being able to travel or perform as much?   Tayahna: It had its blessings and curses especially because I graduated high school 2020 last year and then taking a gap year from school. So it's really been like a lot of time. And what I've decided, just like to have this opportunity to like really hone in and focus on my art form in my career, but then in a pandemic.. It’s allowed a lot of reflection and also just like really working on my craft. And for that, I'm grateful. I will say, my first love was performing, I started off as a performer, competing at competitions and all of that, so like a big aspect of my artistry and my connection to my music and others is through performance. So that's been like a big punch in the chest. But I'm excited to get back, you know. I'm excited when the world reopens. It seems super abstract but I mean it's all like taking it day by day.   Timi: Totally I can connect to a lot of those things, so I totally get it. Like you said, ups and downs, it's been definitely a time to reflect, also to find new ways of creativity and creativity has also changed to something more meaningful, in my opinion. So it really matters what your message is, what the story behind everything you do is. People really connect to that more than ever before. Luckily, I think that's good and positive, especially in the music or in fashion or film industries or entertainment in general. I think it's definitely correct. What's your connection with Tommy Jeans and how did the collaboration with Tommy Jeans start?   Tayahna: So this actually happened I wanna say in the summer. It was actually really crazy because like the whole, like modeling, film and content industry is like how do we navigate, like doing shoots and stuff in a pandemic. So I really comment Tommy Jeans for being super innovative in the sense of being in touch with people in Amsterdam, it’s kind of like, we trust you here in New York. We're going to give you the creative liberties to sort of create your own sort of world and take on, you know, Tommy Jeans, the brand. So just giving me that creative freedom to make a song that I did for them up to speed and everything that was super super dope and this is really incorporating my art form into working with that. And so I'm super grateful for that. And it also, I guess, as a pioneer, just how I think major brands should work with artists and creatives because like usually, you know, there's like a strict mood board and do this, do that. But actually like me  being representative of talent and stuff like that, just allowing them to create what they want is something that I think Tommy Jeans did really, really well. And so I'm really grateful for that. Tommy Hilfiger as a brand has always been involved in Hip Hop. Aliyah, Biggie Smalls, like all these artists, like Playboy, like doing all these things that it's like hip hop and culture and music. And so just sort of being that same sort of way. And it's like really, really dope.   Timi: Awesome pleasure. Pleasure speaking to you. Excited to ask you more questions. Can you tell me among all of your let’s say music and projects which project embodies your personality the most?    Tayahna: My personality. Honestly, I think I usually make love songs because I'm usually in love or I’m looking. But I think it’s the most true reflection of that sort of like rollercoaster, because like one day I'm like, oh, my God. Like, is something wrong with me? Like, how could she leave me, you know? But then I'm like I say, you know, like she's really missing out, I'm feeling myself and all of that. I think that also translates into, like, my art form, because there are times especially that like I produce, I create everything myself. It’s like my baby, you know. So I'm super cautious and protective over my work and share that with people. So I think it’s just a little bit like that, sort of like push me pull sort of like come into my self. My identity is something that I think is translated into that song really well, translated into my music. It’s getting better, you know, slowly, just realizing like this is my purpose. This is meant to be I just need believing in myself. So, yeah, check out “Never wanna fall” out now.      Timi: I’ll check it out totally. I love it it's really inspiring for 18. I mean, you have really good perspective. So keep going, keep dreaming, keep working hard. That's all I can say. I'm not that much older than you. But that’s the only way really. Another note, what gives you confidence and what is your personal motto in life, especially now?   Tayahna: Honestly, what gives me confidence is isolation. Just really being with myself and allowances to just like feel out all my feelings because there's always like a bunch of turbulent thoughts and everything about myself, especially as a public figure. And I try to imagine what others think of me. And it is kind of stepping back from that and just really just being content with myself and happy with myself and also just self-love. You know, it's like just a sort of a layer of protection and just security in my soul. So this has also been a major take away from this pandemic, just like having enough time.And you know, like I'm a pretty chill person, like it doesn't hurt to get cute every now and then, you know, pop out. My confidence isn’t rooted in that it is rooted much deeper in how I think how I feel, just like how I can help others and just be of service to people. I forgot the second part of your question.   Timi: Connect confidence to personal motto. So motivation let’s say.   Tayahna: So I've been saying this like nonstop, but it's really just honestly kind of propelled in launching my career fully, just this phrase progress, not perfection. And I think especially in developing my craft and developing my sound and understanding what type of trajectory I want to go in. It doesn’t need to be perfect in order to what you see or what you want to be like. But it's all a process. I always forget I'm really young. At the end it’s the journey that counts it’s not really the destination because who knows where the destination is, you know? So that's been like my motto that's been keeping me going and not being too hard on myself.    Timi: Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career? If there is one thing you could name.   Tayahna: I've had a lot of pivotal figures in my life. I mean, obviously the first thing that comes in line is like my mom because she's like super supportive, like my entire life, just like very supportive of the arts and my creative interests, you know, really foster in that. So I'm like, so, so grateful for it because, like, she's just like, I guess has created a safe space for me to be myself, especially like coming to terms with my sexuality. I wanted to do music and even thinking about school because I'm also a first generation immigrants. And to have that sort of liberty to choose my own live, you know, is something I'm eternally grateful for because there's not a lot of parents allow their kids to really be free and to explore and find themselves and you know I’ve learned a lot.   Timi: Me too. I can connect to the exact same experience, that’s a good feeling. But not everyone is that fortunate, obviously, like you said. So it's good to have support, especially from your family and friends and people who are close around you.    Timi: What is the most daring thing you did? And tell us something that you wouldn't normally mention on your résumé? Let’s say recently.   Tayahna: I had a bunch of these (laughs). But I recently traveled alone for the first time I took this spontaneous trip to Miami just to sort of like reflect. I guess one travelling in that times is crazy and then two by myself, it's also crazy. And then I also stayed in the hostel, which is triple crazy. So I was like, what am I getting myself into? But I met so many dope people and even though, I kind of wanted to sort of get away from myself, as a stranger, like my music doesn't matter. Nothing matters. I was here for the vibes. I was attracting so many dope people and taking risks and letting myself be open to, you know, to new places and new energies and trust in the attraction of the right people. So that was really, really fun and exciting. Like I got lit with everyone. I forgot the second part of your question.   Timi: Something that is not on your resume, something fun that you wouldn't write normally just on the paper or say first thing about yourself.   Tayahna: Oh, well, I guess that's what's fun for me. But I do all of my graphics myself. So the cover art for my single I did. And most of my work I do just I'm basically a dork. So like anything technological and creative, I get my hands on it and I'm gonna to figure it out. So that’s super cool. I'm not really a graphic designer or anything. But, you know, I play around that’s super fun just sort of allows me to, this is the story, create like a fantasy, sort of like I said to myself, you know, things like that.   Timi: But I must say, I mean, having graphic design knowledge is always a good thing, longterm. I'm trying to learn more myself as well, because I've always been on the other way. That’s the step further. I prepare, but I don't execute that part exactly like the graphic designer. But that’s something really good nowadays to have as a skill and as a interest. And obviously you have to have passion for it. Let me ask you, why music how did your story with music start?   Tayahna: So both of my parents are big music lovers. My dad is actually a D.J. and my mom used to sing in a band with her sisters. They used to sing Lover's Rock and my dad is from Guyana. So I grew up in like a Caribbean sort of UK crossover environment of music and sounds and things like that. So I grew up in a musical environment, always had family get togethers, and I was always dancing. So I started off as a dancer. I used to perform I used to compete. And I was just like being able to move whatever audience or get people to feel good or just, you know, I can just create that sort of synergy. So that's just that's where the music is from. Because I think, being a performer and being an artist allows me to do that, allows me to sort of stimulate people's emotions and get their brains like even scientifically music stimulates a lot of your brain, you know. Performing and djing and doing events and all of that it’s sort of getting people together and just that's sort of like community oriented, you know, feel good, like be present in the moment, so it stems from my childhood. And that was like what my family was upbringing and I just wanting to extend that and also express myself through that.   Timi: Cool. And I have in conclusion, a question about your upcoming projects for this year. Would you already be able to share with us and what's coming up?     Tayahna: The first single dropped today on the 26thand it’s called “Never wanna fall”. And the entire EP is written and produced by me. And it really just encapsulates I would select like my high school years and to sort of like going through love, going through growth, like pain, politically charged, you know, with everything going on and just like really understanding my identity in the world. So it definitely touches all those sort of things. And especially as I embark on this new chapter of my life that I would like to be with 18 now. And now I'm excited for future projects. But “Poster Girl” is the debut EP coming out in April. And stay tuned.       

A surrealist dreamscape by Carlfried Verwaayen
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A surrealist dreamscape by Carlfried Verwaayen

Accessories   A surrealist dreamscape composed with strange shapes created from and with everyday objects with elements of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions. The scenographic light plays another fundamental role in this story.     Team credits: Photography: Carlfried Verwaayen  Concept, Art Direction and Styling: Analik Brouwer   A surrealist dreamscape composed with strange shapes created from and with everyday objects with elements of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions. The scenographic light plays another fundamental role in this story.     Team credits: Photography: Carlfried Verwaayen  Concept, Art Direction and Styling: Analik Brouwer

C.P. COMPANY PRESENTS THE CINQUANTA DOCUMENTARY
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C.P. COMPANY PRESENTS THE CINQUANTA DOCUMENTARY

Film To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, C.P. Company dedicates the first chapter of its anniversary series to the unique relationship between Massimo Osti and Lucio Dalla with a collection and a documentary “Lucio DALLA & Massimo OSTI. IMPRENDIBILI”, to illustrate Massimo Osti and Lucio Dalla relationship: not only a friendship, but also a shared vision: both personalities were great innovators, led by a big curiosity and with an eye always towards the future. The narration of their relationship is given custody of friends and personalities who lived those years of great cultural ferment in Bologna and of clips from Massimo Osti and Fondazione Lucio Dalla archives.     In addition to the capsule collection, and to pay homage to the big italian artist, C.P. Company and Fondazione Lucio Dalla have realized an artists' residency with students coming from NABA (Milan) and DAMS (Bologna). The arstists’ residency has taken place at Lucio Dalla’s house, in Bologna, a magic place that recounts the artist’s career and passions, through his great life. The documentary will be available on C.P. Company Cinquanta website, in addition to official social media channels.       50.cpcompany.comfondazioneluciodalla.it To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, C.P. Company dedicates the first chapter of its anniversary series to the unique relationship between Massimo Osti and Lucio Dalla with a collection and a documentary “Lucio DALLA & Massimo OSTI. IMPRENDIBILI”, to illustrate Massimo Osti and Lucio Dalla relationship: not only a friendship, but also a shared vision: both personalities were great innovators, led by a big curiosity and with an eye always towards the future. The narration of their relationship is given custody of friends and personalities who lived those years of great cultural ferment in Bologna and of clips from Massimo Osti and Fondazione Lucio Dalla archives.     In addition to the capsule collection, and to pay homage to the big italian artist, C.P. Company and Fondazione Lucio Dalla have realized an artists' residency with students coming from NABA (Milan) and DAMS (Bologna). The arstists’ residency has taken place at Lucio Dalla’s house, in Bologna, a magic place that recounts the artist’s career and passions, through his great life. The documentary will be available on C.P. Company Cinquanta website, in addition to official social media channels.       50.cpcompany.comfondazioneluciodalla.it

LACOSTE X POLAROID: LET THE COLOR IN
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LACOSTE X POLAROID: LET THE COLOR IN

Fashion Lacoste is in full color for Spring 2021 with a fresh collaboration with Polaroid. The Crocodile strikes a pose in the boldest of brights from the rainbow. Get ready to let the color in with the collection dropping March 17.     Lacoste is seeing life through rose—or red, green, and yellow—tinted glasses again in 2021: un ltered, close-up, and wide-angle. It’s about changing perspective, putting your best foot forward, and living in the present. It’s a chance to make a fresh start and leave 2020 behind, to redial and rethink the landscape to get ready to make new memories. The best way to good vibes is a brand-new collaboration between the crocodile brand and the iconic Polaroid brand for a technicolor capsule collection that’s bold, colorful and fun.     Polaroid has been capturing memories on glossy instant lm for over 80 years—from major events to private occasions— all in vibrant colors and warm tones. For Spring 2021, Lacoste dug deep into this legendary, high-color, and cultural heritage. Inspired by Polaroid’s famous rainbow logo from its rst instant color lm developed in 1963, the Lacoste x Polaroid collection centers around the distinctive blue, green, yellow, orange and red rainbow from the creative brand.     The Lacoste crocodile marches across bold, block-color backgrounds on classic polos and hoodies, while polo dresses and shirts in oversized stripes make for a supercharged silhouette that stands out. Accessories also feature the full-color treatment, as white sneakers get subtle color- ash accents, tennis shoes go rainbow-striped, and caps, watches and backpacks are a concentration of high-energy sporty style. Look carefully and you’ll see the crocodile has taken center stage with the pièce de résistance – a limited-edition Polaroid 600 instant camera.     For Lacoste Live, archive Lacoste images are layered onto colorful oversized polo shirts, hoodies, T-shirts and track pants.   Because 2021 is a time for new experiences, Lacoste has stepped up to the challenge of producing the rst-ever lmed ad created solely from Polaroid photos. Immortalized by Iconoclast in Marseille, in both natural and ash lighting, dancers and skaters create a jigsaw in perpetual movement one frame at a time, image by single image. United by the characteristic Polaroid rainbow spectrum and the Lacoste pieces in the collection, each shot is a tribute to joy, boldness, and freedom.     The collaboration drops online and in-store on March 17, when the Polaroid rainbow will take the oor in a super- sized decor as the collections comes to store windows.     The Lacoste x Polaroid collection will be available online and in Lacoste stores and spaces from March 17, 2021. The Lacoste Live x Polaroid collection will be available online and in selected stores in Paris, New York, Milan, London and Shanghai from March 17, 2021. Lacoste is in full color for Spring 2021 with a fresh collaboration with Polaroid. The Crocodile strikes a pose in the boldest of brights from the rainbow. Get ready to let the color in with the collection dropping March 17.     Lacoste is seeing life through rose—or red, green, and yellow—tinted glasses again in 2021: un ltered, close-up, and wide-angle. It’s about changing perspective, putting your best foot forward, and living in the present. It’s a chance to make a fresh start and leave 2020 behind, to redial and rethink the landscape to get ready to make new memories. The best way to good vibes is a brand-new collaboration between the crocodile brand and the iconic Polaroid brand for a technicolor capsule collection that’s bold, colorful and fun.     Polaroid has been capturing memories on glossy instant lm for over 80 years—from major events to private occasions— all in vibrant colors and warm tones. For Spring 2021, Lacoste dug deep into this legendary, high-color, and cultural heritage. Inspired by Polaroid’s famous rainbow logo from its rst instant color lm developed in 1963, the Lacoste x Polaroid collection centers around the distinctive blue, green, yellow, orange and red rainbow from the creative brand.     The Lacoste crocodile marches across bold, block-color backgrounds on classic polos and hoodies, while polo dresses and shirts in oversized stripes make for a supercharged silhouette that stands out. Accessories also feature the full-color treatment, as white sneakers get subtle color- ash accents, tennis shoes go rainbow-striped, and caps, watches and backpacks are a concentration of high-energy sporty style. Look carefully and you’ll see the crocodile has taken center stage with the pièce de résistance – a limited-edition Polaroid 600 instant camera.     For Lacoste Live, archive Lacoste images are layered onto colorful oversized polo shirts, hoodies, T-shirts and track pants.   Because 2021 is a time for new experiences, Lacoste has stepped up to the challenge of producing the rst-ever lmed ad created solely from Polaroid photos. Immortalized by Iconoclast in Marseille, in both natural and ash lighting, dancers and skaters create a jigsaw in perpetual movement one frame at a time, image by single image. United by the characteristic Polaroid rainbow spectrum and the Lacoste pieces in the collection, each shot is a tribute to joy, boldness, and freedom.     The collaboration drops online and in-store on March 17, when the Polaroid rainbow will take the oor in a super- sized decor as the collections comes to store windows.     The Lacoste x Polaroid collection will be available online and in Lacoste stores and spaces from March 17, 2021. The Lacoste Live x Polaroid collection will be available online and in selected stores in Paris, New York, Milan, London and Shanghai from March 17, 2021.

Christian Wijnants presents   the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021
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Christian Wijnants presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week If given the opportunity to explore an empty museum, how would you fill the space? This is the question that inspired Christian Wijnants’ Fall/Winter 2021 collection as he was given unique access to the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts, a place that has been so dear to him. Over the past 10 years, the Museum has been closed for renovations, only previewing its restored 19th century structure and newly constructed minimalist addition to Christian, inviting him to fill the grandiose rooms and hallways with his creations. A poetic moment for the designer who first visited the museum as a student on the brink of his career, beginning his to-become namesake’s brand connection to art. However, this time, as the museum sits empty, Christian relied on his memories and vision to fill the space and walls that once held the same Flemish Primitives and Baroque paintings that have inspired him today.     The silhouettes are exaggerated, full of volume, designed to physically fill the oversized rooms and elongated, just like the art that used to hang on the walls and doors that welcome you in. There is a down cape and complimenting puffed bags, cacoon coats designed to appear as though they are cut out of woolen blankets, and peasant shapes that draw from medieval underpinnings. Heavy wool fabric is draped into skirts and swept by fridge, like a curtain grazing the old wooden floors. The knitwear brings in a Bicolor Plissé dress and the ottoman stitch, utilized as stripes. A long-sleeve floor length dress is styled with a scarf worn as a hat, materializing the old paintings that stood out in Christian’s memory.      Floral patterns feel like an ancient tapestry, overdyed and overlarge. Stripes are inspired by the chevron wood floors throughout the museum, construed in various ways, from quite fine lines cutting vertically on down jackets and lengthening dresses to magnified stripes seen as a two-tone knit. The colors are strategically chosen to reflect the feeling of exploring the various rooms, misty yet bright and historic, but refreshed. It consists of cooler hues such as antique pink, mint, fresh lime, and pistachio, paired with warmer tones such as emerald, bronze and rust.     The hair is clumsy and reminiscent of historic times, although ambivalent of the exact decade, and make-up is tonal and blurred, imagined to be misconstrued as just the reflection of the green walls. The Fall/Winter 2021 collection comes to life in the collection film, allowing you to explore Christian’s vision, hear the echo of footsteps wandering the space and escape to a feeling of serenity that being in an empty museum provides. If given the opportunity to explore an empty museum, how would you fill the space? This is the question that inspired Christian Wijnants’ Fall/Winter 2021 collection as he was given unique access to the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts, a place that has been so dear to him. Over the past 10 years, the Museum has been closed for renovations, only previewing its restored 19th century structure and newly constructed minimalist addition to Christian, inviting him to fill the grandiose rooms and hallways with his creations. A poetic moment for the designer who first visited the museum as a student on the brink of his career, beginning his to-become namesake’s brand connection to art. However, this time, as the museum sits empty, Christian relied on his memories and vision to fill the space and walls that once held the same Flemish Primitives and Baroque paintings that have inspired him today.     The silhouettes are exaggerated, full of volume, designed to physically fill the oversized rooms and elongated, just like the art that used to hang on the walls and doors that welcome you in. There is a down cape and complimenting puffed bags, cacoon coats designed to appear as though they are cut out of woolen blankets, and peasant shapes that draw from medieval underpinnings. Heavy wool fabric is draped into skirts and swept by fridge, like a curtain grazing the old wooden floors. The knitwear brings in a Bicolor Plissé dress and the ottoman stitch, utilized as stripes. A long-sleeve floor length dress is styled with a scarf worn as a hat, materializing the old paintings that stood out in Christian’s memory.      Floral patterns feel like an ancient tapestry, overdyed and overlarge. Stripes are inspired by the chevron wood floors throughout the museum, construed in various ways, from quite fine lines cutting vertically on down jackets and lengthening dresses to magnified stripes seen as a two-tone knit. The colors are strategically chosen to reflect the feeling of exploring the various rooms, misty yet bright and historic, but refreshed. It consists of cooler hues such as antique pink, mint, fresh lime, and pistachio, paired with warmer tones such as emerald, bronze and rust.     The hair is clumsy and reminiscent of historic times, although ambivalent of the exact decade, and make-up is tonal and blurred, imagined to be misconstrued as just the reflection of the green walls. The Fall/Winter 2021 collection comes to life in the collection film, allowing you to explore Christian’s vision, hear the echo of footsteps wandering the space and escape to a feeling of serenity that being in an empty museum provides.

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