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Giorgio Armani presents men's Autumn/Winter 21/22 Collection
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Giorgio Armani presents men's Autumn/Winter 21/22 Collection

Fashion Week Giorgio Armani has always been fascinated by the psychology of dressing. He explores the nuances and passages in a very natural way. It is no coincidence that his style was immortalised in a film scene showing a man in front of a wardrobe, intent on making a choice. The new collection is just that: a structured wardrobe, a collection of garments that, when updated, span the decades in rapid transitions. They are clothes that each man can wear and mix and match as he wishes, to express and portray himself. There is also a touch of eclecticism in conceiving new volumes and applications: jackets are soft and flowing like shirts, coats are supple and enveloping, sweaters adhere to the body and are punctuated with geometric patterns. The way surfaces are used is also eclectic: geometric patchworks of velvet and wool, or brightly coloured floral patterns make each garment unique. The journey into a world of typically Armanian ease follows a chromatic path that switches between natural hues, deep blues and black, alongside flashes of leather, brightened by velvet. This is the portrait of a self-assured, nonchalant man, who can dispense with a jacket in the evening, wearing only a velvet shirt. Giorgio Armani has always been fascinated by the psychology of dressing. He explores the nuances and passages in a very natural way. It is no coincidence that his style was immortalised in a film scene showing a man in front of a wardrobe, intent on making a choice. The new collection is just that: a structured wardrobe, a collection of garments that, when updated, span the decades in rapid transitions. They are clothes that each man can wear and mix and match as he wishes, to express and portray himself. There is also a touch of eclecticism in conceiving new volumes and applications: jackets are soft and flowing like shirts, coats are supple and enveloping, sweaters adhere to the body and are punctuated with geometric patterns. The way surfaces are used is also eclectic: geometric patchworks of velvet and wool, or brightly coloured floral patterns make each garment unique. The journey into a world of typically Armanian ease follows a chromatic path that switches between natural hues, deep blues and black, alongside flashes of leather, brightened by velvet. This is the portrait of a self-assured, nonchalant man, who can dispense with a jacket in the evening, wearing only a velvet shirt.

Elisabetta Franchi presents the 2021-2022 Fall-Winter Collection
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Elisabetta Franchi presents the 2021-2022 Fall-Winter Collection

Fashion Week Elisabetta Franchi presents the 2021-2022 Fall-Winter Collection in a setting of re ned taste characterised by a horse riding style. The image Elisabetta Franchi brings to the catwalk is that of a woman being as feminine as daring, who stands out for her aristocratic elegance. This is the season of metamorphosis: in a society where women play several roles, the Maison emphasises the women who fear nothing and who want to boldly ride their everyday life.   For this season, boots and combat boots are matched with haute couture garments and more daily items for effective contrasts reminding of the poetry of another era. Jockey hats, high boots, shaped jackets and accessories that recall the characters and lines of saddlery. The Maison’s iconic items nd their place among geometrically shaped capes, soft cardigans and sophisticated dresses. Handbags play an important role as an unquestionably tasteful accessory.   The woman by Elisabetta Franchi is a horsewoman who strives for beauty, richness in clothing and jewels of golden shine. The new season’s must-haves with classic design are strategically matched with fancy patterns that bring out unexpected elective af nities presented in a contemporary key. The modern horsewoman shows the strength and ability to adapt and modify her re ection through times and events, even in unexpected social groups, but always with independence as a leitmotiv. The woman who wearsElisabetta Franchi’s 2021-2022 Fall Winter collection can express all her beauty and elegance, by underlining her posture thanks to a romantic dress. Elisabetta Franchi presents the 2021-2022 Fall-Winter Collection in a setting of re ned taste characterised by a horse riding style. The image Elisabetta Franchi brings to the catwalk is that of a woman being as feminine as daring, who stands out for her aristocratic elegance. This is the season of metamorphosis: in a society where women play several roles, the Maison emphasises the women who fear nothing and who want to boldly ride their everyday life.   For this season, boots and combat boots are matched with haute couture garments and more daily items for effective contrasts reminding of the poetry of another era. Jockey hats, high boots, shaped jackets and accessories that recall the characters and lines of saddlery. The Maison’s iconic items nd their place among geometrically shaped capes, soft cardigans and sophisticated dresses. Handbags play an important role as an unquestionably tasteful accessory.   The woman by Elisabetta Franchi is a horsewoman who strives for beauty, richness in clothing and jewels of golden shine. The new season’s must-haves with classic design are strategically matched with fancy patterns that bring out unexpected elective af nities presented in a contemporary key. The modern horsewoman shows the strength and ability to adapt and modify her re ection through times and events, even in unexpected social groups, but always with independence as a leitmotiv. The woman who wearsElisabetta Franchi’s 2021-2022 Fall Winter collection can express all her beauty and elegance, by underlining her posture thanks to a romantic dress.

DSQUARED2 PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR FALL & WINTER
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DSQUARED2 PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION FOR FALL & WINTER

Fashion Week The new collection includes a collaboration with Patrick Cox, the shoe designer behind the iconic Wannabe loafer and a teenage friend of Dean and Dan Caten.     Restyling the Wannabe’s famed square-toe form, first launched in the 90s, the Wanna-D2 comes in different styles: a heeled loafer with a mini platform, the same style in a high boot and thigh boot, and a lower ankle boot version with a chunky heel and a front strap with D hardware.   Bodysuits and dresses embroidered with poetry are paired with sporty details, color-blocked nylon wide legged pants with elasticated ankles and a long tailored jacket, or loose denim pants with paint splatters in a camouflage pattern. Outdoorsy tweed checks and wallpaper florals in earthy tones take form in retro shapes.     Dressing for the outdoors—the Canadian woods—and the city has a new uniform in Dsquared2’s Fall Winter 2021 men’s collection. The idea is expressed in a key look of an oversized coat—a mashup of different styles and completed with a built-in check shirt—wide legged pants and thick soled moccasins styled on Patrick Cox’s iconic Wannabe design from the 90s in a special collaboration for the collection.      Starry nights in lit-up cities inspire glamorous feminine detailing on masculine pieces. A cowboy shirt has sequin embellishments, a chain fringe details a blazer.  The new collection includes a collaboration with Patrick Cox, the shoe designer behind the iconic Wannabe loafer and a teenage friend of Dean and Dan Caten.     Restyling the Wannabe’s famed square-toe form, first launched in the 90s, the Wanna-D2 comes in different styles: a heeled loafer with a mini platform, the same style in a high boot and thigh boot, and a lower ankle boot version with a chunky heel and a front strap with D hardware.   Bodysuits and dresses embroidered with poetry are paired with sporty details, color-blocked nylon wide legged pants with elasticated ankles and a long tailored jacket, or loose denim pants with paint splatters in a camouflage pattern. Outdoorsy tweed checks and wallpaper florals in earthy tones take form in retro shapes.     Dressing for the outdoors—the Canadian woods—and the city has a new uniform in Dsquared2’s Fall Winter 2021 men’s collection. The idea is expressed in a key look of an oversized coat—a mashup of different styles and completed with a built-in check shirt—wide legged pants and thick soled moccasins styled on Patrick Cox’s iconic Wannabe design from the 90s in a special collaboration for the collection.      Starry nights in lit-up cities inspire glamorous feminine detailing on masculine pieces. A cowboy shirt has sequin embellishments, a chain fringe details a blazer. 

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CHANEL PRESENTS THE SPRING & SUMMER 2021 READY-TO-WEAR CAMPAIGN
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CHANEL PRESENTS THE SPRING & SUMMER 2021 READY-TO-WEAR CAMPAIGN

Fashion A very special emotion arises when CHANEL welcomes a long-time friend. Charlotte Casiraghi, the new CHANEL ambassador and spokesperson, illuminates the campaign for the Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection, shot in the legendary principality of Monaco by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.      “The story around Charlotte’s life in Monaco started with the cinematic idea of day for night”, explain the Dutch photography duo. “Staging the set ups in similar locations both at night and during the day was the starting point for this series in which Charlotte fluctuates between dream and reality. Is she real, we wonder, or is she an apparition wandering in a place she might not fully belong to?” An ode to the seventh art where enchantment competes with fascination. “Charlotte has a mysterious quality, a push-pull duality that emphasizes our play on the merging of reality and dream,” they add.      Day and night, in black and white or in colour, by a swimming pool or in the privacy of a bedroom, Charlotte Casiraghi embodies, in this mythical Monaco, a specific idea of cinema that inspired Virginie Viard for the collection.      Certain words come to mind when contemplating these silhouettes, like the flashbulbs on a red carpet. Starting with glamour: a long, sleeveless black tweed gilet decorated with bows worn over flowing trousers, a suit in iridescent black tweed with a satin collar and cuffs, a chiffon ensemble embroidered with sequins, a leather jacket and skirt, a black strapless dress in tweed and chiffon. Then sophistication: a long dress in pleated chiffon printed with the letters "CHANEL", a pink and navy blue dress belted like a cardigan, an ecru dress in cotton tweed emphasised with braid, a long dress in crêpe de Chine printed with small flowers. Finally, joy and colour: a red cashmere embroidered sweater over a pair of capri pants, a striped tweed dress adorned with jewelled buttons.      The CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection will be in boutiques from March 2nd 2021.      #CHANELSpringSummer A very special emotion arises when CHANEL welcomes a long-time friend. Charlotte Casiraghi, the new CHANEL ambassador and spokesperson, illuminates the campaign for the Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection, shot in the legendary principality of Monaco by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.      “The story around Charlotte’s life in Monaco started with the cinematic idea of day for night”, explain the Dutch photography duo. “Staging the set ups in similar locations both at night and during the day was the starting point for this series in which Charlotte fluctuates between dream and reality. Is she real, we wonder, or is she an apparition wandering in a place she might not fully belong to?” An ode to the seventh art where enchantment competes with fascination. “Charlotte has a mysterious quality, a push-pull duality that emphasizes our play on the merging of reality and dream,” they add.      Day and night, in black and white or in colour, by a swimming pool or in the privacy of a bedroom, Charlotte Casiraghi embodies, in this mythical Monaco, a specific idea of cinema that inspired Virginie Viard for the collection.      Certain words come to mind when contemplating these silhouettes, like the flashbulbs on a red carpet. Starting with glamour: a long, sleeveless black tweed gilet decorated with bows worn over flowing trousers, a suit in iridescent black tweed with a satin collar and cuffs, a chiffon ensemble embroidered with sequins, a leather jacket and skirt, a black strapless dress in tweed and chiffon. Then sophistication: a long dress in pleated chiffon printed with the letters "CHANEL", a pink and navy blue dress belted like a cardigan, an ecru dress in cotton tweed emphasised with braid, a long dress in crêpe de Chine printed with small flowers. Finally, joy and colour: a red cashmere embroidered sweater over a pair of capri pants, a striped tweed dress adorned with jewelled buttons.      The CHANEL Spring-Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection will be in boutiques from March 2nd 2021.      #CHANELSpringSummer

BURBERRY REVEALS ITS SPRING/SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN
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BURBERRY REVEALS ITS SPRING/SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN

Fashion ‘For the Spring/Summer 2021 show, I wanted to create this incredible experience bringing together fashion, art, music, technology, live performance and to then explore the dialogue they have with each other. I have always been inspired by the concept of duality, so it was amazing to see the unique energy and dynamic tension that was found in the fusion of all these worlds. This campaign is all about continuing that examination of different perspectives, contrasting the rawness of the internal environment with the ever-blooming nature of the outdoors.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     Today, Burberry reveals its Spring/Summer 2021 campaign, bringing together contrasting worlds in an exploration of differingperspectives and viewpoints.     Photographed by Juergen Teller, the campaign presents a dichotomy between images: two different realms, indoors and outdoors, nature and fashion. Images captured within the scenography of the Spring/Summer 2021 show, with models immersed in nature, are juxtaposed with classical raw studio shots. Through these opposing lenses, the collection is presented from different viewpoints, transforming with the environment around them. Playing upon the overarching theme of the collection, rooted in a modern love story between a mermaid and a shark, the Spring/Summer 2021 campaign continues to expand on one of Burberry’s signature house codes: duality – constantly exploring the fusion of romanticism with innovation, form with function and past with future.     The Spring/Summer 2021 collection remasters the iconic emblems and hallmarks of the luxury fashion house – its character, nature and unique British DNA – with a modern free energy. A spirit of rebellion re-energising tradition. Natural canvas, denim and industrial, rubberised fabrications combine with delicate chiffon and crystal embroideries – streetwear meets classic.     Alongside Juergen Teller, Riccardo gathered a team of iconic talent including stylist Katy England, Burberry Global Beauty Director Isamaya Ffrench and hair stylist Gary Gill. The cast includes models He Cong, Tyler Forbes, Khali Ghani, Kayako Higuchi, Tashi Kwaiye, Reece Nelson, Yiorgos Paraskevas, Aylah Peterson, Claus Royo, Liv Walter, Anok Yai. ‘For the Spring/Summer 2021 show, I wanted to create this incredible experience bringing together fashion, art, music, technology, live performance and to then explore the dialogue they have with each other. I have always been inspired by the concept of duality, so it was amazing to see the unique energy and dynamic tension that was found in the fusion of all these worlds. This campaign is all about continuing that examination of different perspectives, contrasting the rawness of the internal environment with the ever-blooming nature of the outdoors.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     Today, Burberry reveals its Spring/Summer 2021 campaign, bringing together contrasting worlds in an exploration of differingperspectives and viewpoints.     Photographed by Juergen Teller, the campaign presents a dichotomy between images: two different realms, indoors and outdoors, nature and fashion. Images captured within the scenography of the Spring/Summer 2021 show, with models immersed in nature, are juxtaposed with classical raw studio shots. Through these opposing lenses, the collection is presented from different viewpoints, transforming with the environment around them. Playing upon the overarching theme of the collection, rooted in a modern love story between a mermaid and a shark, the Spring/Summer 2021 campaign continues to expand on one of Burberry’s signature house codes: duality – constantly exploring the fusion of romanticism with innovation, form with function and past with future.     The Spring/Summer 2021 collection remasters the iconic emblems and hallmarks of the luxury fashion house – its character, nature and unique British DNA – with a modern free energy. A spirit of rebellion re-energising tradition. Natural canvas, denim and industrial, rubberised fabrications combine with delicate chiffon and crystal embroideries – streetwear meets classic.     Alongside Juergen Teller, Riccardo gathered a team of iconic talent including stylist Katy England, Burberry Global Beauty Director Isamaya Ffrench and hair stylist Gary Gill. The cast includes models He Cong, Tyler Forbes, Khali Ghani, Kayako Higuchi, Tashi Kwaiye, Reece Nelson, Yiorgos Paraskevas, Aylah Peterson, Claus Royo, Liv Walter, Anok Yai.

Givenchy presents the CUT-OUT bag
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Givenchy presents the CUT-OUT bag

Accessories Givenchy presents the Cut-Out, a forward-looking unisex handbag that distills the essence of Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the House.     Distinctive for its sculptural, graphic lines, the Cut-Out nods to the Givenchy archives and ethos, notably the House’s V-shaped signature, here deftly deconstructed and counterbalanced by a squared base and a supple shoulder strap with striking silver embellishments. Like the latest reinterpretation of the Antigona, the Cut-Out is made of sophisticated, Box-finish leather. Various treatments span discreet matte or embossed textures evoking exotic scales with matte, metallic or vintage croc-effect finishes. Its modern allure is defined by the designer’s flair for innovative hardware signatures, as evidenced by the bold, cubic 4G chain, and the precedence of craft-driven flourishes, for example on a black leather version that is fully embellished with small silver eyelets that have been placed by hand. The Cut-Out is available in Small with or without the sinuous 4G chain, and in an ample Large size that makes a distinctive, fashion-forward statement. Colors include classic beige, tan or black, as well as directional shades of baby pink, purple and red. Prices: from 990€ to 1,390€ for the small style; 1,990€ for the large.     The Cut-Out will drop starting on February 26th, 2021, in Givenchy stores worldwide and on givenchy.com. Givenchy presents the Cut-Out, a forward-looking unisex handbag that distills the essence of Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ vision for the House.     Distinctive for its sculptural, graphic lines, the Cut-Out nods to the Givenchy archives and ethos, notably the House’s V-shaped signature, here deftly deconstructed and counterbalanced by a squared base and a supple shoulder strap with striking silver embellishments. Like the latest reinterpretation of the Antigona, the Cut-Out is made of sophisticated, Box-finish leather. Various treatments span discreet matte or embossed textures evoking exotic scales with matte, metallic or vintage croc-effect finishes. Its modern allure is defined by the designer’s flair for innovative hardware signatures, as evidenced by the bold, cubic 4G chain, and the precedence of craft-driven flourishes, for example on a black leather version that is fully embellished with small silver eyelets that have been placed by hand. The Cut-Out is available in Small with or without the sinuous 4G chain, and in an ample Large size that makes a distinctive, fashion-forward statement. Colors include classic beige, tan or black, as well as directional shades of baby pink, purple and red. Prices: from 990€ to 1,390€ for the small style; 1,990€ for the large.     The Cut-Out will drop starting on February 26th, 2021, in Givenchy stores worldwide and on givenchy.com.

Salvatore Ferragamo presents the new collection for Fall & Winter
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Salvatore Ferragamo presents the new collection for Fall & Winter

Fashion Week Salvatore Ferragamo leaps forward to shape a new now. Inspired by the limitless conceptual freedom of science fiction and the house’s heritage of technical innovation, creative director Paul Andrew projects into the future to craft an alternative vision for the present. Fueled by optimism and hope, this is a bright and youthful collection that disrupts and upgrades 21st century tropes of uniform - business, military, evening, sporting – discarding all that is old-fashioned. This collection is driven by sensitivity for the health of our environment.     Paul Andrew says: “In fashion, the past exerts a gravity - we are always drawn to it. For this season I wanted to invert that physics. The objective was to engineer a collection that sees the present through a prism of the future – unleashing a multitude of fresh perspectives. Pre-millennial sci-fi classics Gattaca, Until The End Of The World, and The Matrixwere all cinematic influences - past imaginings of the future that have shaped today. For this ‘Future Positive’ collection I imagined the standard contours of today’s uniforms as fossilised remnants of a long-forgotten past, freed of all associations of class, colour or creed. This collection proposes new uniforms for a utopian future in which diversity and positivity combine to transform our world for the better. As Salvatore Ferragamo once said of his own work, this collection is dedicated ‘to all those who must walk’ – at a time when we must be united in our determination to reimagine, rebuild, progress.”      Ready-to-wear sees tailoring templates blended and sequenced with codes drawn from militaria, moto, athletics, scuba and beyond. For both women and men, shirting, mohair knits, footwear and accessories are connected and complementary, presented in monochrome against bursts of colour. Seasonal advances include capes, coats and parkas in heat-processed leathers and wools, fine gauge technical knitwear, knit bodysuits and dresses patterned in an abstract future camouflage. Utility parkas and casual tailoring, dresses and outerwear strafed with irregular bursts of fringed yarn. A constellation of draped jersey dresses and statements in chainmail star and shine throughout the lineup.     Key footwear include space-biker boots, scuba sock sneakers, clogs in rubberised nappa, and a sleek reinterpretation of Ferragamo’s iconic F-heel adorned with rhinestones and a galvanised finish.  Key bags include the Nano-Trifolio in rubberised nappa and a revolumed, deconstructed Studio bag. A travel bag for men comes in a futuristic Gancini-embossed leather and features a pocketed utility strap.     A dress realized in polyester made from post-consumer recycled materials. Footwear soles include wood from certified responsibly managed forestry, recycled pre-consumer TPU rubber and polyurethane and metal-free leather tanned with plant-based materials and through a certified lower environmental impact production process. Selected accessories are made from upcycled pre-consumer offcuts, addressing material waste and avoiding virgin material production, and others are made from certified recycled pre and post-consumer wool and cashmere. Part of leather have been made with a chrome-free or metal-free tanning process. Sewing threads for part of footwear and leather goods are made from 100% post-consumer certified recycled PET.     ferragamo.com Salvatore Ferragamo leaps forward to shape a new now. Inspired by the limitless conceptual freedom of science fiction and the house’s heritage of technical innovation, creative director Paul Andrew projects into the future to craft an alternative vision for the present. Fueled by optimism and hope, this is a bright and youthful collection that disrupts and upgrades 21st century tropes of uniform - business, military, evening, sporting – discarding all that is old-fashioned. This collection is driven by sensitivity for the health of our environment.     Paul Andrew says: “In fashion, the past exerts a gravity - we are always drawn to it. For this season I wanted to invert that physics. The objective was to engineer a collection that sees the present through a prism of the future – unleashing a multitude of fresh perspectives. Pre-millennial sci-fi classics Gattaca, Until The End Of The World, and The Matrixwere all cinematic influences - past imaginings of the future that have shaped today. For this ‘Future Positive’ collection I imagined the standard contours of today’s uniforms as fossilised remnants of a long-forgotten past, freed of all associations of class, colour or creed. This collection proposes new uniforms for a utopian future in which diversity and positivity combine to transform our world for the better. As Salvatore Ferragamo once said of his own work, this collection is dedicated ‘to all those who must walk’ – at a time when we must be united in our determination to reimagine, rebuild, progress.”      Ready-to-wear sees tailoring templates blended and sequenced with codes drawn from militaria, moto, athletics, scuba and beyond. For both women and men, shirting, mohair knits, footwear and accessories are connected and complementary, presented in monochrome against bursts of colour. Seasonal advances include capes, coats and parkas in heat-processed leathers and wools, fine gauge technical knitwear, knit bodysuits and dresses patterned in an abstract future camouflage. Utility parkas and casual tailoring, dresses and outerwear strafed with irregular bursts of fringed yarn. A constellation of draped jersey dresses and statements in chainmail star and shine throughout the lineup.     Key footwear include space-biker boots, scuba sock sneakers, clogs in rubberised nappa, and a sleek reinterpretation of Ferragamo’s iconic F-heel adorned with rhinestones and a galvanised finish.  Key bags include the Nano-Trifolio in rubberised nappa and a revolumed, deconstructed Studio bag. A travel bag for men comes in a futuristic Gancini-embossed leather and features a pocketed utility strap.     A dress realized in polyester made from post-consumer recycled materials. Footwear soles include wood from certified responsibly managed forestry, recycled pre-consumer TPU rubber and polyurethane and metal-free leather tanned with plant-based materials and through a certified lower environmental impact production process. Selected accessories are made from upcycled pre-consumer offcuts, addressing material waste and avoiding virgin material production, and others are made from certified recycled pre and post-consumer wool and cashmere. Part of leather have been made with a chrome-free or metal-free tanning process. Sewing threads for part of footwear and leather goods are made from 100% post-consumer certified recycled PET.     ferragamo.com

PORTS 1961 presents the new collection for Fall & Winter
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PORTS 1961 presents the new collection for Fall & Winter

Fashion Week Emotion, warmth, instinct, and a will to affirm presence through what one wears: clothes suited for this moment. Determined to bring to the outside world the comfort and the ease that have become bywords of mainly dressing for indoors, yet willing to delve into design and fabrication to offer pieces that feel special and personal, Artistic Director Karl Templer devises with the Ports design team a collection that explores the tension between function and desirability.     In the year that marks Ports’ sixtieth anniversary, Templer looks ata certain kind of elegance, at the cocooning shapes, the properness and even the outsized decorative buttons of the origins and projects it all into a new era, rediscovering along the way timeless gestures such as wrapping, or the primeval caress of a shaggy texture. Everything is intensely tactile, enticing the senses, pleasing the body, freeing the movements. Knitwear captures the quest for ease in a protective embrace: a jumper in wool braided with leather; hairy tufts growing all over a welcoming coat, a ribbed skirt draped over the hips. A grammar of feminine shapes unfolds in an evolutionary tension between the softness of draping and the sharpness of tailoring, between neat profiles and twisting and folding. The act of wrapping suggests ways to construct pieces, while graphic prints highlight it. Touches of faux fur add further tactility. Leather is slick.     Every item stands as a statement. Sculptural coats that unbutton on the back; flowing trench coats; folded dresses; jumpers as thick as outerwear. Tight leather boots have butterfly heels highlighted by thin buckled straps. Streamlined jewellery and double aspect bags edged in faux fur polish the look off. A celebration of fashion as essential rather than frivolous, that feels instinctual and personal. Emotion, warmth, instinct, and a will to affirm presence through what one wears: clothes suited for this moment. Determined to bring to the outside world the comfort and the ease that have become bywords of mainly dressing for indoors, yet willing to delve into design and fabrication to offer pieces that feel special and personal, Artistic Director Karl Templer devises with the Ports design team a collection that explores the tension between function and desirability.     In the year that marks Ports’ sixtieth anniversary, Templer looks ata certain kind of elegance, at the cocooning shapes, the properness and even the outsized decorative buttons of the origins and projects it all into a new era, rediscovering along the way timeless gestures such as wrapping, or the primeval caress of a shaggy texture. Everything is intensely tactile, enticing the senses, pleasing the body, freeing the movements. Knitwear captures the quest for ease in a protective embrace: a jumper in wool braided with leather; hairy tufts growing all over a welcoming coat, a ribbed skirt draped over the hips. A grammar of feminine shapes unfolds in an evolutionary tension between the softness of draping and the sharpness of tailoring, between neat profiles and twisting and folding. The act of wrapping suggests ways to construct pieces, while graphic prints highlight it. Touches of faux fur add further tactility. Leather is slick.     Every item stands as a statement. Sculptural coats that unbutton on the back; flowing trench coats; folded dresses; jumpers as thick as outerwear. Tight leather boots have butterfly heels highlighted by thin buckled straps. Streamlined jewellery and double aspect bags edged in faux fur polish the look off. A celebration of fashion as essential rather than frivolous, that feels instinctual and personal.

Vault by Vans and Taka Hayashi Unearth Two Archival Styles: the OG Style 24 LX and OG Style 47 LX
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Vault by Vans and Taka Hayashi Unearth Two Archival Styles: the OG Style 24 LX and OG Style 47 LX

Accessories Vault by Vans and longtime celebrated designer Taka Hayashi look to the early days of Formula One racing for inspiration with the latest release of two archival styles: The OG Style 24 LX and OG Style 47 LX.      A high-top style, the OG Style 24 LX features full canvas uppers, a textured rubber toe cap, and contrast piping and lace guard. The shoe features Taka’s interpretation of the Classic Checkerboard finish line pattern printed on the uppers, while Vans detailing pulls inspiration from Formula One team jackets. The OG Style 24 LX is offered in two colorways: canvas Checkerboard/classic white/black and canvas Checkerboard/classic white/true white.     For the OG Style 47 LX, canvas uppers, a quilted vamp and contrasting heel stripes echo car racing suits of the ‘70s. Printed midsoles utilize Vans’ classic pattern, reminiscent of checkerboard racing flags. The shoe comes to life in two colorways—Baja blue/dress blues and raven/black— with contrast piping. The blue colorway features white heel stripes, while the black colorway features gold heel stripes.      Vault by Vans Taka Hayashi OG Style 24 LX will be available beginning February 26, 2021, followed by the OG Style 47 LX on March 1, 2021, at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, visit Vans.eu/Vault. Vault by Vans and longtime celebrated designer Taka Hayashi look to the early days of Formula One racing for inspiration with the latest release of two archival styles: The OG Style 24 LX and OG Style 47 LX.      A high-top style, the OG Style 24 LX features full canvas uppers, a textured rubber toe cap, and contrast piping and lace guard. The shoe features Taka’s interpretation of the Classic Checkerboard finish line pattern printed on the uppers, while Vans detailing pulls inspiration from Formula One team jackets. The OG Style 24 LX is offered in two colorways: canvas Checkerboard/classic white/black and canvas Checkerboard/classic white/true white.     For the OG Style 47 LX, canvas uppers, a quilted vamp and contrasting heel stripes echo car racing suits of the ‘70s. Printed midsoles utilize Vans’ classic pattern, reminiscent of checkerboard racing flags. The shoe comes to life in two colorways—Baja blue/dress blues and raven/black— with contrast piping. The blue colorway features white heel stripes, while the black colorway features gold heel stripes.      Vault by Vans Taka Hayashi OG Style 24 LX will be available beginning February 26, 2021, followed by the OG Style 47 LX on March 1, 2021, at select Vault by Vans retailers. For more information, visit Vans.eu/Vault.

Fjällräven introduces Samlaren
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Fjällräven introduces Samlaren

Fashion In the Spring of 2021 Fjällräven will launch Samlaren– Swedish for “the Gatherer”. A new concept rooted in Fjällräven ́s commitment to quality and tradition of not letting resources go to waste.     The idea behind Samlaren is to create an initiative for sustainability and innovation with the mission to explore circularity and create inspiration for a better and more sustainable future. All products bearing the Samlaren badge are created using leftover fabrics from Fjällräven’s mills and factories, carefully combined, in numbered limited editions with unique designs and playful colour combinations. All pieces o er the same high level of functionality, durability and reliability that can be expected from any Fjällräven product but with upcycled materials and elevated design. The first Samlaren product drop is a curated collection of re-invented classics made out of surplus G-1000 fabric, including the classic Greenland Jacket in colour block patchwork, the iconic Kånken backpack and updated versions of the tote bag and cap.     Samlaren will launch on the 1st of March 2021 and will be available in selected stores and online at www. fjallraven.com       Sustainability and innovation has always been at the core of Fjällräven. In 1964 founder Åke Nordin stowed away a roll of fabric that didn’t make the cut during the develop ment of his ground-breaking ermo Tent. A few years later, the very same roll of fabric was used to make the rst legendary Greenland Jacket. In the Spring of 2021Fjällräven takes further steps on this journey with the introduction of Samlaren, a new sustainable initiative rooted in Fjällräven’s heritage and spirit of innovation.      Photo credit: The Samlaren capsule collection by Fjällräven interpreted by creative director Johan Svensson In the Spring of 2021 Fjällräven will launch Samlaren– Swedish for “the Gatherer”. A new concept rooted in Fjällräven ́s commitment to quality and tradition of not letting resources go to waste.     The idea behind Samlaren is to create an initiative for sustainability and innovation with the mission to explore circularity and create inspiration for a better and more sustainable future. All products bearing the Samlaren badge are created using leftover fabrics from Fjällräven’s mills and factories, carefully combined, in numbered limited editions with unique designs and playful colour combinations. All pieces o er the same high level of functionality, durability and reliability that can be expected from any Fjällräven product but with upcycled materials and elevated design. The first Samlaren product drop is a curated collection of re-invented classics made out of surplus G-1000 fabric, including the classic Greenland Jacket in colour block patchwork, the iconic Kånken backpack and updated versions of the tote bag and cap.     Samlaren will launch on the 1st of March 2021 and will be available in selected stores and online at www. fjallraven.com       Sustainability and innovation has always been at the core of Fjällräven. In 1964 founder Åke Nordin stowed away a roll of fabric that didn’t make the cut during the develop ment of his ground-breaking ermo Tent. A few years later, the very same roll of fabric was used to make the rst legendary Greenland Jacket. In the Spring of 2021Fjällräven takes further steps on this journey with the introduction of Samlaren, a new sustainable initiative rooted in Fjällräven’s heritage and spirit of innovation.      Photo credit: The Samlaren capsule collection by Fjällräven interpreted by creative director Johan Svensson

MOSCHINO PRESENTS THE NEW FALL & WINTER COLLECTION
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MOSCHINO PRESENTS THE NEW FALL & WINTER COLLECTION

Fashion Week Lumière! Musique!  It’s time for an adventurous little voyage into fashion land. This season starts with the concept of a show within a show within a show within a show, fueled by a dash of time-travel to the sophistication and grandeur of early Hollywood. It’s a mashup of Moschino-isms, stage-lit by a golden spotlight and dappled in escapist nostalgia.   The revered, ahead-of-its time 1939 George Cukor film The Women—in which no male character is seen or heard—influenced Scott.  In particular, there is a Technicolor fashion show scene that struck a chord (here, too, this links to the meta observation of one vignette within another).  The Women’s plot kicks off at an expensive Manhattan salon, where society ladies go to get the newest nail color: Jungle Red!   Presented through a short film named for that same varnish hue, Fall hosts a panoply of items and ideas,  ranging from reworked pinstripe suiting to an iconic-ironic prairie dress all-over printed with physical cows on the prairie.  Scott also takes such mundanities as potato sacks and cuts them into bell-sleeves, poufs and bows, imbuing irreverence and confidence into something otherwise deemed largely ignorable.   The agricultural then gives way to a full-on fauna moment, with a high-shine power-suit made of faux gold croc, complete with a tail.  There are strapless sequined giraffe dresses and beaded leopard frocks, and a show-stopping mini with an embellished flamingo, its neck itself becoming the garment’s neckline.     From there, the trip continues: an outdoor series features full skirts, puff sleeves and a belted trench, along with an on-the-go kit holding everything you’d find on a lady’s vanity table. Brushes for blush, hair combs, tweezers and even a compact shaped in Moschino’s signature teddy bear, all included!   As we progress, the collection begins to boast ball gowns in voluminous silhouettes, appearing to be hand painted in post-Impressionist brushstrokes. At the conclusion, Scott enters the realm of 1940’s evening, with pale pink, fuchsia, black and gold-charmed dresses that seem as if they’re reincarnated off of a midcentury red carpet at Los Angeles’s Biltmore Hotel. Business attire? Check! Ladies of leisure? Check! A night at the opera? Check! Hollywood heroines? Check! Remember, though, no matter the scenario, you should always consider one thing: wearing Jungle Red! Lumière! Musique!  It’s time for an adventurous little voyage into fashion land. This season starts with the concept of a show within a show within a show within a show, fueled by a dash of time-travel to the sophistication and grandeur of early Hollywood. It’s a mashup of Moschino-isms, stage-lit by a golden spotlight and dappled in escapist nostalgia.   The revered, ahead-of-its time 1939 George Cukor film The Women—in which no male character is seen or heard—influenced Scott.  In particular, there is a Technicolor fashion show scene that struck a chord (here, too, this links to the meta observation of one vignette within another).  The Women’s plot kicks off at an expensive Manhattan salon, where society ladies go to get the newest nail color: Jungle Red!   Presented through a short film named for that same varnish hue, Fall hosts a panoply of items and ideas,  ranging from reworked pinstripe suiting to an iconic-ironic prairie dress all-over printed with physical cows on the prairie.  Scott also takes such mundanities as potato sacks and cuts them into bell-sleeves, poufs and bows, imbuing irreverence and confidence into something otherwise deemed largely ignorable.   The agricultural then gives way to a full-on fauna moment, with a high-shine power-suit made of faux gold croc, complete with a tail.  There are strapless sequined giraffe dresses and beaded leopard frocks, and a show-stopping mini with an embellished flamingo, its neck itself becoming the garment’s neckline.     From there, the trip continues: an outdoor series features full skirts, puff sleeves and a belted trench, along with an on-the-go kit holding everything you’d find on a lady’s vanity table. Brushes for blush, hair combs, tweezers and even a compact shaped in Moschino’s signature teddy bear, all included!   As we progress, the collection begins to boast ball gowns in voluminous silhouettes, appearing to be hand painted in post-Impressionist brushstrokes. At the conclusion, Scott enters the realm of 1940’s evening, with pale pink, fuchsia, black and gold-charmed dresses that seem as if they’re reincarnated off of a midcentury red carpet at Los Angeles’s Biltmore Hotel. Business attire? Check! Ladies of leisure? Check! A night at the opera? Check! Hollywood heroines? Check! Remember, though, no matter the scenario, you should always consider one thing: wearing Jungle Red!

It’s the A.G.E. of Morteza Vaseghi
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It’s the A.G.E. of Morteza Vaseghi

Fashion Colmar A.G.E. (Advanced Garment Exploration) is a hyper-modern fashion label focused on experimentation and product innovation. Created three years ago, Colmar A.G.E. has hosted international artists such as Shayne Oliver and White Mountaineering to reinterpret the brand archives. For the project’s third collection, Colmar appoints Iranian designer Morteza Vaseghi as the Creative Director.     The internationally acclaimed designer, Morteza Vaseghi is most known from his publishing projects Recens Paper and Wallet that he co-founded with cultural entrepreneur Elise By Olsen. Translating his fascination with conceptual thinking from paper of the printed pages to dressing the human body garments, Vaseghi applies a laboratory approach to his fashion practice. Under Vaseghi’s creative direction, Colmar A.G.E. introduces futuristic organic forms that could translate an advanced vision of the holistic coexistence between humankind and nature.      “To be invited in as creative director and to create a collection for a brand like Colmar is a great honour. I’m excited to delve into Colmar’s unique legacy with a sharp conceptual approach, translating the brand archives for a contemporary time and audience. I would like to thank everyone at Manifattura Mario Colombo & Colmar for trusting my vision and seeing it through.” - Morteza Vaseghi      “We are pleased to embrace the vision of Morteza’s styles and graphics on our most known products. Colmar is a family company with a futuristic perspective. We are close to celebrate our 100th birthday and we are aware of the direction consumers are expecting from us: a more gree approach with a focus on the environment. That’s why we enjoyed the idea of having a creative director who decided to rework our heritage through circular fabrics, a very sensitive topic for young generations”.  – Ceo of Colmar, Giulio Colombo     Vaseghi will also be bringing on his longterm collaborator Elise By Olsen as the collection’s Head of Communications, applying years of experience and a methodical approach to PR and community-building. “I’m excited to support the creative vision of Morteza Vaseghi through building and overseeing the collection’s special communications strategy. I’m in awe of his very personal design language and feel thrilled to witness a narrative through technological innovation, historical admiration and desire; ultimately taking the form of Vaseghi’s debut fashion collection.” - Elise By Olsen Colmar A.G.E. (Advanced Garment Exploration) is a hyper-modern fashion label focused on experimentation and product innovation. Created three years ago, Colmar A.G.E. has hosted international artists such as Shayne Oliver and White Mountaineering to reinterpret the brand archives. For the project’s third collection, Colmar appoints Iranian designer Morteza Vaseghi as the Creative Director.     The internationally acclaimed designer, Morteza Vaseghi is most known from his publishing projects Recens Paper and Wallet that he co-founded with cultural entrepreneur Elise By Olsen. Translating his fascination with conceptual thinking from paper of the printed pages to dressing the human body garments, Vaseghi applies a laboratory approach to his fashion practice. Under Vaseghi’s creative direction, Colmar A.G.E. introduces futuristic organic forms that could translate an advanced vision of the holistic coexistence between humankind and nature.      “To be invited in as creative director and to create a collection for a brand like Colmar is a great honour. I’m excited to delve into Colmar’s unique legacy with a sharp conceptual approach, translating the brand archives for a contemporary time and audience. I would like to thank everyone at Manifattura Mario Colombo & Colmar for trusting my vision and seeing it through.” - Morteza Vaseghi      “We are pleased to embrace the vision of Morteza’s styles and graphics on our most known products. Colmar is a family company with a futuristic perspective. We are close to celebrate our 100th birthday and we are aware of the direction consumers are expecting from us: a more gree approach with a focus on the environment. That’s why we enjoyed the idea of having a creative director who decided to rework our heritage through circular fabrics, a very sensitive topic for young generations”.  – Ceo of Colmar, Giulio Colombo     Vaseghi will also be bringing on his longterm collaborator Elise By Olsen as the collection’s Head of Communications, applying years of experience and a methodical approach to PR and community-building. “I’m excited to support the creative vision of Morteza Vaseghi through building and overseeing the collection’s special communications strategy. I’m in awe of his very personal design language and feel thrilled to witness a narrative through technological innovation, historical admiration and desire; ultimately taking the form of Vaseghi’s debut fashion collection.” - Elise By Olsen

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