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FENDI - Featuring Sarah Coleman
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FENDI - Featuring Sarah Coleman

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

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

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

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

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

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In conversation with DON DIABLO
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In conversation with DON DIABLO

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

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

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

In conversation with Sydney Sweeney
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In conversation with Sydney Sweeney

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

Celebrating Christmas with Christian Louboutin
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Celebrating Christmas with Christian Louboutin

Accessories DISCOVER IN EXCLUSIVITY THE  IMAGES OF THE CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN'S CAMPAIGN FOR CHRISTMAS! DISCOVER IN EXCLUSIVITY THE  IMAGES OF THE CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN'S CAMPAIGN FOR CHRISTMAS!

C.P. COMPANY x KIKO KOSTADINOV
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C.P. COMPANY x KIKO KOSTADINOV

Fashion For FW020 C.P. Company allies with the London-based designer Kiko Kostadinov to launch an exclusive limited-edition jacket.     How does one reimagine materials, silhouettes, and the ideas of those around them enough to reflect something that feels even more true than the starting point? The Sinesis jacket introduces a modular garment that builds on the rich fifty-year heritage of C.P. Company coupled with the forward-thinking design ethos inherent to Kiko Kostadinov.     Taking its initial inspiration from the contemporary motorcycle jacket silhouette, the Sinesis jacket then incorporates a traditional foldable fishtail, which channels the dress codes of the English Mods. The piece is further tweaked with the addition of sleeve articulation, shoulder blade action pleats with crossing darts, a removable neck gaiter, and three-stage velcro adjustable cuffs. Three pockets – elasticated, zipped, hidden and oversized – on each side of the body provide balance to the front of the garment while hinting at the form of the back neck embroidery, which also appears on the interior woven labels unique to this piece. As a final signifier of this reimagined garment, the C.P. Company lens detail has been moved from its traditional location on the sleeve, to the wearer's left chest striking a visual balance between the lens and the triple neck snap closure.          If form guides the ambitions of this garment, the materiality grounds us with the foundational structure for its realization. Utilizing C.P. Company's proprietary CO-TED fabric with its distinctive two-tiered construction, the jacket further adds a combination of taslanised and monofilament nylons with water-resistant internal coatings. This treatment impedes the garment dyeing process, preventing pigment from penetrating one side of the material to produce a varied and unique resist-dye effect. Produced exclusively in Signal Green, the Sinesis jacket takes its color cue from the space between workwear and military hues. Occupying the color space between the two, this Signal Green completes the exercise in balance that the Sinesis jacket represents.     The Sinesis jacket will be available on 28 November 2020 and will be available in extremely limited quantities on the C.P. Company, DSML and Kiko Kostadinov webshops.  For FW020 C.P. Company allies with the London-based designer Kiko Kostadinov to launch an exclusive limited-edition jacket.     How does one reimagine materials, silhouettes, and the ideas of those around them enough to reflect something that feels even more true than the starting point? The Sinesis jacket introduces a modular garment that builds on the rich fifty-year heritage of C.P. Company coupled with the forward-thinking design ethos inherent to Kiko Kostadinov.     Taking its initial inspiration from the contemporary motorcycle jacket silhouette, the Sinesis jacket then incorporates a traditional foldable fishtail, which channels the dress codes of the English Mods. The piece is further tweaked with the addition of sleeve articulation, shoulder blade action pleats with crossing darts, a removable neck gaiter, and three-stage velcro adjustable cuffs. Three pockets – elasticated, zipped, hidden and oversized – on each side of the body provide balance to the front of the garment while hinting at the form of the back neck embroidery, which also appears on the interior woven labels unique to this piece. As a final signifier of this reimagined garment, the C.P. Company lens detail has been moved from its traditional location on the sleeve, to the wearer's left chest striking a visual balance between the lens and the triple neck snap closure.          If form guides the ambitions of this garment, the materiality grounds us with the foundational structure for its realization. Utilizing C.P. Company's proprietary CO-TED fabric with its distinctive two-tiered construction, the jacket further adds a combination of taslanised and monofilament nylons with water-resistant internal coatings. This treatment impedes the garment dyeing process, preventing pigment from penetrating one side of the material to produce a varied and unique resist-dye effect. Produced exclusively in Signal Green, the Sinesis jacket takes its color cue from the space between workwear and military hues. Occupying the color space between the two, this Signal Green completes the exercise in balance that the Sinesis jacket represents.     The Sinesis jacket will be available on 28 November 2020 and will be available in extremely limited quantities on the C.P. Company, DSML and Kiko Kostadinov webshops. 

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE LAUNCHES SAINT LAURENT HUNTER
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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE LAUNCHES SAINT LAURENT HUNTER

Accessories Saint Laurent and Hunter present a new pair of boots that will be exclusively available at the Saint Laurent Rive Droite store. Anthony Vaccarello has created a limited edition design on a Hunter boot made of natural rubber. They combine Hunter’s 160 years of craftsmanship in footwear with the inspiration of Saint Laurent.     Saint Laurent x Hunter boot will be available in black with silver studs and straps.     saintlaurentrivedroite.com     @ysl #saintlaurentrivedroite @anthonyvaccarello Saint Laurent and Hunter present a new pair of boots that will be exclusively available at the Saint Laurent Rive Droite store. Anthony Vaccarello has created a limited edition design on a Hunter boot made of natural rubber. They combine Hunter’s 160 years of craftsmanship in footwear with the inspiration of Saint Laurent.     Saint Laurent x Hunter boot will be available in black with silver studs and straps.     saintlaurentrivedroite.com     @ysl #saintlaurentrivedroite @anthonyvaccarello

LEVI’S  MODERN VINTAGE LOGO
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LEVI’S MODERN VINTAGE LOGO

Fashion A perfect balance of throwback cool and next level now.     Reinterpreting a typeface which is reminiscent of fonts used on ads from Levi’s® early years in the latter part of the 1800’s. Fast forward to 2020, the denim brand gives the logo a modern twist with a more refined and lighter serif.     The design sits front and center across relaxed fit sweaters and tees, but also on beanies and bags made from recycled plastics and bottles. For those seeking a more subtle look, the logo also features on tonal T-shirts and retro fit sweaters as chest hits.     With Winter leaning in, the Modern Vintage logo sweater combines perfectly with the new 551Z or High Loose Taper jeans, a true 90’s street style look.      The Modern Vintage collection is available from December on www.levis.com   @levis_nl #LiveInLevis A perfect balance of throwback cool and next level now.     Reinterpreting a typeface which is reminiscent of fonts used on ads from Levi’s® early years in the latter part of the 1800’s. Fast forward to 2020, the denim brand gives the logo a modern twist with a more refined and lighter serif.     The design sits front and center across relaxed fit sweaters and tees, but also on beanies and bags made from recycled plastics and bottles. For those seeking a more subtle look, the logo also features on tonal T-shirts and retro fit sweaters as chest hits.     With Winter leaning in, the Modern Vintage logo sweater combines perfectly with the new 551Z or High Loose Taper jeans, a true 90’s street style look.      The Modern Vintage collection is available from December on www.levis.com   @levis_nl #LiveInLevis

PRADA LINEA ROSSA FALL/WINTER 2020 CAMPAIGN FEATURING GUS KENWORTHY
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PRADA LINEA ROSSA FALL/WINTER 2020 CAMPAIGN FEATURING GUS KENWORTHY

Fashion Technologically innovative, streamlined, modern. Engineered for heightened function and the pursuit of perfection, Prada Linea Rossa is designed to help the wearer excel. First introduced in 1997, Prada were pioneers in the fashion world to launch the unique Linea Rossa fusion of style and high-performance sports.     The technical innovations inherent in mountain and skiwear has always been at the core of Linea Rossa: textile invention coupled with sleek silhouette, a fusion of body and fabric intended to perform under the most extreme circumstances. Pioneering, Linea Rossa For Fall/Winter 2020, the Prada Linea Rossa campaign features Gus Kenworthy, the champion British-American freestyle skier. Awarded the silver medal in Men’s slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi for the US, since 2019 Kenworthy represents his birth nation of Great Britain - winning his rst gold medal in the «Ski World Cup» in February 2020. Alongside his sporting achievements, Kenworthy has a notable career as an actor, appearing in season nine of the award-winning television series American Horror Story in 2019. Kenworthy is also an advocate for LGBT rights: he came out as gay in 2015 on the cover of ESPN Magazine as the rst actions-sports star to do so.     For the Fall/Winter collection, the emblematic Linea Rossa red line becomes a timeline, a visual tool to chart the milestones and achievements of each talent featured - tracing the events that shaped them into the gure they are today. Photographed by Vanina Sorrenti in a series of striking still and motion-image portraits, Kenworthy is simultaneously captured from multiple angles, a re ection of his multifaceted character and career, always underscored - literally - by the red line of Linea Rossa, representing his achievements and experiences.     For Fall/Winter 2020, the protection and performance of winter sports inspired Linea Rossa pieces designed for warmth and resistance against the harshest elements. The new innovative EXTREME-TEX, a triple-layer textile especially developed by Prada, is translated into zipped jackets and trousers, combined with lightweight graphene padding for thermal insulation. Multiple-weights of nylons, jerseys, techno-knit, EXTREME-TEX and EXTREME-TEX LIGHT enable layering - adaptive to different terrains and demands. High-impact sport and metropolitan life alike, Prada Linea Rossa is engineered to achieve.     The second stage of the Prada Linea Rossa F/W20 Campaign, featuring Gus Kenworthy, is unveiled starting November 20 , 2020.     Credits: Photographer: Vanina Sorrenti Creative Direction: Ferdinando Verderi     #PradaLineaRossa Technologically innovative, streamlined, modern. Engineered for heightened function and the pursuit of perfection, Prada Linea Rossa is designed to help the wearer excel. First introduced in 1997, Prada were pioneers in the fashion world to launch the unique Linea Rossa fusion of style and high-performance sports.     The technical innovations inherent in mountain and skiwear has always been at the core of Linea Rossa: textile invention coupled with sleek silhouette, a fusion of body and fabric intended to perform under the most extreme circumstances. Pioneering, Linea Rossa For Fall/Winter 2020, the Prada Linea Rossa campaign features Gus Kenworthy, the champion British-American freestyle skier. Awarded the silver medal in Men’s slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi for the US, since 2019 Kenworthy represents his birth nation of Great Britain - winning his rst gold medal in the «Ski World Cup» in February 2020. Alongside his sporting achievements, Kenworthy has a notable career as an actor, appearing in season nine of the award-winning television series American Horror Story in 2019. Kenworthy is also an advocate for LGBT rights: he came out as gay in 2015 on the cover of ESPN Magazine as the rst actions-sports star to do so.     For the Fall/Winter collection, the emblematic Linea Rossa red line becomes a timeline, a visual tool to chart the milestones and achievements of each talent featured - tracing the events that shaped them into the gure they are today. Photographed by Vanina Sorrenti in a series of striking still and motion-image portraits, Kenworthy is simultaneously captured from multiple angles, a re ection of his multifaceted character and career, always underscored - literally - by the red line of Linea Rossa, representing his achievements and experiences.     For Fall/Winter 2020, the protection and performance of winter sports inspired Linea Rossa pieces designed for warmth and resistance against the harshest elements. The new innovative EXTREME-TEX, a triple-layer textile especially developed by Prada, is translated into zipped jackets and trousers, combined with lightweight graphene padding for thermal insulation. Multiple-weights of nylons, jerseys, techno-knit, EXTREME-TEX and EXTREME-TEX LIGHT enable layering - adaptive to different terrains and demands. High-impact sport and metropolitan life alike, Prada Linea Rossa is engineered to achieve.     The second stage of the Prada Linea Rossa F/W20 Campaign, featuring Gus Kenworthy, is unveiled starting November 20 , 2020.     Credits: Photographer: Vanina Sorrenti Creative Direction: Ferdinando Verderi     #PradaLineaRossa

In conversation with Anwar Hadid
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In conversation with Anwar Hadid

Men Who is Anwar Hadid? A model, musician and jewelry label founder. Since he started following in his sisters' footsteps in fashion, he was on the covers of magazines, was the face of Hugo Boss Menswear Hugo line, walked in New York Fashion Week and many more...      Anwar, together with Yoni Laham you launched your own jewelry label ”Martyre” in 2019. What is the story behind founding ”Martyre”?   We wanted to create a space where we could create and collaborate with friends, artists and organizations. We also wanted to find common ground in our beliefs.     Creating a brand isn't an easy task, let alone building its success. What have you learned about yourself through founding a business?   Running a business is a challenge in so many ways, but it is also a huge blessing. We have worked hard building our company, so we are able to focus a lot more on the creative this coming year onward.     What are your and Yoni's goals and plans for the brand in the future?   We are planning to continue to collaborate with artists, organizations and brands that we believe connect with our beliefs in whatever way we can all across the board and all across the world hopefully.     You are also starting your music career, right? How did that passion and idea come to fruition? Have you always wanted to do music of your own?   I made music when i was 14 - 15  with my friends in a little box studio on Cahuenga Blvd in LA, but I just didn't really know myself that well then. Me and some friends wrote raps and sang songs and would record them, but it was just something we did for fun, I never thought I would try and make projects of my own.     Tell us more about what can we expect from your music?    I'm not so sure, I'm finishing up a project now that will be out sometime next year.     A lot of musicians write their own songs. Are you one of those who are writing their own lyrics? If you do, what inspires your writing?   I write my lyrics for songs I make with friends. Sometimes it's personal stuff, sometimes it's conversations or stories about friends or love or life events. Anything could be a song in my opinion if it is a story that you want to remember.     For a young age, you've experienced quite a lot of different industries. Which one is the hardest and which one is the most fulfilling for you?   I honestly love fashion when I can creatively collaborate with brands and with my friends, like what we did with Numero! Thanks Arb and Kuj and Diego. And I think making music has been super fulfilling for my friends and I, it's just another way we all can represent more of our little piece of vibes for the world.     What is in your plans for the future besides music and your work on ”Martyre” after the world gets back into its tracks again?   I hope I just continue to follow my heart and creating with my friends honestly. I feel blessed and very happy.     PHOTO CREDITS: Talent: Anwar Hadid at IMG Models @anwarspc Photography: Diego Andrade @diegobenjaminandrade EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Styling: Milton Dixon @miltonmania Fashion director: Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist Casting: Tasha Tongpreecha @tashatongpreecha  Market editor: Raziel Martinez @itsmerazzie  Make-up: Kuma using MAC Cosmetics Hair: Matt Benns using Bumble & Bumble Styling assistant: Share Koech  Fashion assistant: Celine Azena & Ellis Herz Special thanks to David Ralph  artwork and creative direction: Kuj & Arb @arben @malrborokuj  Who is Anwar Hadid? A model, musician and jewelry label founder. Since he started following in his sisters' footsteps in fashion, he was on the covers of magazines, was the face of Hugo Boss Menswear Hugo line, walked in New York Fashion Week and many more...      Anwar, together with Yoni Laham you launched your own jewelry label ”Martyre” in 2019. What is the story behind founding ”Martyre”?   We wanted to create a space where we could create and collaborate with friends, artists and organizations. We also wanted to find common ground in our beliefs.     Creating a brand isn't an easy task, let alone building its success. What have you learned about yourself through founding a business?   Running a business is a challenge in so many ways, but it is also a huge blessing. We have worked hard building our company, so we are able to focus a lot more on the creative this coming year onward.     What are your and Yoni's goals and plans for the brand in the future?   We are planning to continue to collaborate with artists, organizations and brands that we believe connect with our beliefs in whatever way we can all across the board and all across the world hopefully.     You are also starting your music career, right? How did that passion and idea come to fruition? Have you always wanted to do music of your own?   I made music when i was 14 - 15  with my friends in a little box studio on Cahuenga Blvd in LA, but I just didn't really know myself that well then. Me and some friends wrote raps and sang songs and would record them, but it was just something we did for fun, I never thought I would try and make projects of my own.     Tell us more about what can we expect from your music?    I'm not so sure, I'm finishing up a project now that will be out sometime next year.     A lot of musicians write their own songs. Are you one of those who are writing their own lyrics? If you do, what inspires your writing?   I write my lyrics for songs I make with friends. Sometimes it's personal stuff, sometimes it's conversations or stories about friends or love or life events. Anything could be a song in my opinion if it is a story that you want to remember.     For a young age, you've experienced quite a lot of different industries. Which one is the hardest and which one is the most fulfilling for you?   I honestly love fashion when I can creatively collaborate with brands and with my friends, like what we did with Numero! Thanks Arb and Kuj and Diego. And I think making music has been super fulfilling for my friends and I, it's just another way we all can represent more of our little piece of vibes for the world.     What is in your plans for the future besides music and your work on ”Martyre” after the world gets back into its tracks again?   I hope I just continue to follow my heart and creating with my friends honestly. I feel blessed and very happy.     PHOTO CREDITS: Talent: Anwar Hadid at IMG Models @anwarspc Photography: Diego Andrade @diegobenjaminandrade EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Styling: Milton Dixon @miltonmania Fashion director: Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist Casting: Tasha Tongpreecha @tashatongpreecha  Market editor: Raziel Martinez @itsmerazzie  Make-up: Kuma using MAC Cosmetics Hair: Matt Benns using Bumble & Bumble Styling assistant: Share Koech  Fashion assistant: Celine Azena & Ellis Herz Special thanks to David Ralph  artwork and creative direction: Kuj & Arb @arben @malrborokuj 

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