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Hermès presents the new Fall & Winter 2021 collection
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Hermès presents the new Fall & Winter 2021 collection

Fashion Week Infused with radiant mystery, power, an aura, cavalières, if not Amazons, stride forth in the lines of this new collection. If asked, they might not even recall these last few months, preferring to remember more uncomplicated times. For some women, being stuck in a rut, remaining motionless, are purely abstract ideas, for they are all about movement. It is urgent now to live again, to venture forth into the unknown, to gain a new lease of life. It is a time of rebuilding: so much remains to be explored, beginning with womanhood, a concept that haschanged quite a lot these past few years. Time ies, which is surely a sign that we need to reinvent ourselves.     This collection is an expression of the desire to explore the sensuality of new mythologies. The checkered pattern works like a painting that gets right to the point, with a gesture as pure and simple as adorning the human form with rectangles. Clothes as suitable for nightlife as for everyday life; opposites no longeropposed; contradictions y out the window as classi cations disappearinto the play of fabrics and pleats. A clou Médor opens and closes a clasp; a suit is cut parka-style, ignoring the rules of tailoring. The padded anorak makes an appearance, and though there are pants, they are cycling pants.     In counterpoint, trim such as one nds on cashmere blankets.And long jackets, coats and ponchos with integrated scarves supplying the protection one needs to feel strong, without ever hindering movement. Something to wear while taking the present in stride.     How can we put on a fashion show in today’s world? When times are challenging, we must challenge our own habits. Let us feel free to connect with other cities, other cultures. Let us attempt to be creative together—albeit from a distance. Let us dare to do what we have always done with passion: initiate a dialogue with other art forms. Let us innovate; let us produce what can only be called a triptych. More than a fashion show: a living performance, in three acts. At the heart of this three-part performance is a socially distanced Paris fashion show at the Garde républicaine, broadcast live on various media. The “prologue” takes place not in Paris but in New York, at the Armory Show, where choreographer Madeline Hollander will start things off with a free interpretation of the movements gleaned from Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski’s collection. At the close of the Paris show it’ll be over to Shanghai, where dancers under the direction of choreographer Gu Jiani will conclude the triptych, injecting renewed energy and strength into the collection.     Breathing life into clothes by making them our own. Dancing a collection to infuse other bodies, other cities, with movement—even after the show is over. Might those three moments in different parts of the world conjure up a new woman? Who knows, so swift is the pace of life...     And nally, to preserve this utopian project (what could be more utopian than fashion?), we asked Sébastien Lifshitz—a genre-crossing lmmaker steeped in modern dance and fashion—to lm the last stages of the triptych’s conception.     From New York to Paris, from Paris to Shanghai, three different ways of breathing life into clothes through movement. Three singularly different approaches, creating a sequence. What more satisfying way, in 2021, to inhabit the world together?     Infused with radiant mystery, power, an aura, cavalières, if not Amazons, stride forth in the lines of this new collection. If asked, they might not even recall these last few months, preferring to remember more uncomplicated times. For some women, being stuck in a rut, remaining motionless, are purely abstract ideas, for they are all about movement. It is urgent now to live again, to venture forth into the unknown, to gain a new lease of life. It is a time of rebuilding: so much remains to be explored, beginning with womanhood, a concept that haschanged quite a lot these past few years. Time ies, which is surely a sign that we need to reinvent ourselves.     This collection is an expression of the desire to explore the sensuality of new mythologies. The checkered pattern works like a painting that gets right to the point, with a gesture as pure and simple as adorning the human form with rectangles. Clothes as suitable for nightlife as for everyday life; opposites no longeropposed; contradictions y out the window as classi cations disappearinto the play of fabrics and pleats. A clou Médor opens and closes a clasp; a suit is cut parka-style, ignoring the rules of tailoring. The padded anorak makes an appearance, and though there are pants, they are cycling pants.     In counterpoint, trim such as one nds on cashmere blankets.And long jackets, coats and ponchos with integrated scarves supplying the protection one needs to feel strong, without ever hindering movement. Something to wear while taking the present in stride.     How can we put on a fashion show in today’s world? When times are challenging, we must challenge our own habits. Let us feel free to connect with other cities, other cultures. Let us attempt to be creative together—albeit from a distance. Let us dare to do what we have always done with passion: initiate a dialogue with other art forms. Let us innovate; let us produce what can only be called a triptych. More than a fashion show: a living performance, in three acts. At the heart of this three-part performance is a socially distanced Paris fashion show at the Garde républicaine, broadcast live on various media. The “prologue” takes place not in Paris but in New York, at the Armory Show, where choreographer Madeline Hollander will start things off with a free interpretation of the movements gleaned from Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski’s collection. At the close of the Paris show it’ll be over to Shanghai, where dancers under the direction of choreographer Gu Jiani will conclude the triptych, injecting renewed energy and strength into the collection.     Breathing life into clothes by making them our own. Dancing a collection to infuse other bodies, other cities, with movement—even after the show is over. Might those three moments in different parts of the world conjure up a new woman? Who knows, so swift is the pace of life...     And nally, to preserve this utopian project (what could be more utopian than fashion?), we asked Sébastien Lifshitz—a genre-crossing lmmaker steeped in modern dance and fashion—to lm the last stages of the triptych’s conception.     From New York to Paris, from Paris to Shanghai, three different ways of breathing life into clothes through movement. Three singularly different approaches, creating a sequence. What more satisfying way, in 2021, to inhabit the world together?    

ISABEL MARANT presents the new Fall & Winter 2021 collection
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ISABEL MARANT presents the new Fall & Winter 2021 collection

Fashion Week A vision of the past or a projection into the future? The Isabel Marant Fall-Winter 2021 collection translates this ambiguity into silhouettes, colors and prints.     The folk and libertarian spirit of the 60’s driven by Jimmy Hendrix or Janis Joplin meets the techno impulse of the Gabberscene, a subculture that took the nineties by storm. Psychedelic multicolor oral patterns are layered with an electric blue iridescent vinyl fabric, while Texan boots are worn with oversized sportswear-inspired pieces, adorned with colored yokes.     As a journey across genres and eras, this new collection celebrates craftsmanship and cultural heritage through theevocation of memories, narrated by guipure tops and dresses, shearling boleros and embellished belts. This contrastbetween raw materials and precious details gives the wardrobe its versatile character - from day to night, masculine andfeminine together at the same time.     This season, a video shot in the outskirts of Paris, along the brutalist and hypnotic volutes of an open-air building, servesas an introduction to the collection. The exalted soundtrack by Gabber Eleganza, a symbiotic combination of folk tones and techno rhythms, echoes within its concrete walls. An ode to the long-lost parties.     MODELS: Adut Akech, Mica Argañaraz, Loli Bahia, Malick Bodian, He Cong, Leon Dame, Anna Ewers, Freek Iven, Birgit Kos, Klara Kristin, Rebecca Leigh, Malika Louback, Xu Meen, Blésnya Minher, Quinn Mora, Lola Nicon, Miriam Sánchez, Rianne Van Rompaey A vision of the past or a projection into the future? The Isabel Marant Fall-Winter 2021 collection translates this ambiguity into silhouettes, colors and prints.     The folk and libertarian spirit of the 60’s driven by Jimmy Hendrix or Janis Joplin meets the techno impulse of the Gabberscene, a subculture that took the nineties by storm. Psychedelic multicolor oral patterns are layered with an electric blue iridescent vinyl fabric, while Texan boots are worn with oversized sportswear-inspired pieces, adorned with colored yokes.     As a journey across genres and eras, this new collection celebrates craftsmanship and cultural heritage through theevocation of memories, narrated by guipure tops and dresses, shearling boleros and embellished belts. This contrastbetween raw materials and precious details gives the wardrobe its versatile character - from day to night, masculine andfeminine together at the same time.     This season, a video shot in the outskirts of Paris, along the brutalist and hypnotic volutes of an open-air building, servesas an introduction to the collection. The exalted soundtrack by Gabber Eleganza, a symbiotic combination of folk tones and techno rhythms, echoes within its concrete walls. An ode to the long-lost parties.     MODELS: Adut Akech, Mica Argañaraz, Loli Bahia, Malick Bodian, He Cong, Leon Dame, Anna Ewers, Freek Iven, Birgit Kos, Klara Kristin, Rebecca Leigh, Malika Louback, Xu Meen, Blésnya Minher, Quinn Mora, Lola Nicon, Miriam Sánchez, Rianne Van Rompaey

VERSACE PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021 COLLECTION
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VERSACE PRESENTS THE FALL & WINTER 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion Week “I have realized that this is the future, the new way of communicating collections.  Models are like actors, they bring the designs to life, just like when a performer portrays a character. During the filming of this show I saw how important it is to give the models time to “feel” the clothes they wear on the runway. Despite living in a digital era of immediacy, taking this time is crucial to form a genuine connection. This is what the present and future look like to me.”  - Donatella Versace      CONTEMPORARY CODES   The iconic Greca motif is reinvented for Fall-Winter 2021 as a dynamic and immersive 3D maze that feels like you can step right into it. The new Versace La Greca code features the Greek Key along with the Versace logo in various sizes and color combinations. The geometric pattern has sharp angles, clean lines and a strong palette that represents power and self-confidence.     SMALL SILHOUETTES    In womenswear the silhouettes are reduced in volume with rounded shoulders, cinched waists and A-line skirts. The trousers are cropped and there’s a cleanness that lets La Greca do the talking. The new code features on modern daywear, signature metal mesh dresses, sensual eveningwear, bold sheepskin outerwear and is embroidered on denim. Harnesses are created that cross the chest like armor and add sharp detail through embellishment and contrasting shades.       INTIMATE LINES     Men’s cuts are slim and refined with a twist. The tailoring hugs the body with sensual intimacy. La Greca features in different ways from all-over jacquard suits sometimes mixed with lurex thread, to small rubber patches on the chest like soccer badges. The fabrics jolt from shiny vinyl to matte wool.      REBEL SPIRIT    FW21 also introduces a graffiti Medusa smiley that champions the brand’s sense of humor and rebellious character. Considered a symbol of celebration, freedom and dancefloor communities, it is framed by La Greca borders and appears on foulards, men’s outerwear and women’s shirts.      MODULAR BAGS    La Greca bags come with logo hardware and they can be customized with smaller clip-on accessories and extra pockets for a look that feels very personal to the wearer. Bold shades clash on smaller bags and mix-and-match shoulder straps. The 3D Greca also appears on oversized earrings, hair pins, jewelry and confident buckles.   “I have realized that this is the future, the new way of communicating collections.  Models are like actors, they bring the designs to life, just like when a performer portrays a character. During the filming of this show I saw how important it is to give the models time to “feel” the clothes they wear on the runway. Despite living in a digital era of immediacy, taking this time is crucial to form a genuine connection. This is what the present and future look like to me.”  - Donatella Versace      CONTEMPORARY CODES   The iconic Greca motif is reinvented for Fall-Winter 2021 as a dynamic and immersive 3D maze that feels like you can step right into it. The new Versace La Greca code features the Greek Key along with the Versace logo in various sizes and color combinations. The geometric pattern has sharp angles, clean lines and a strong palette that represents power and self-confidence.     SMALL SILHOUETTES    In womenswear the silhouettes are reduced in volume with rounded shoulders, cinched waists and A-line skirts. The trousers are cropped and there’s a cleanness that lets La Greca do the talking. The new code features on modern daywear, signature metal mesh dresses, sensual eveningwear, bold sheepskin outerwear and is embroidered on denim. Harnesses are created that cross the chest like armor and add sharp detail through embellishment and contrasting shades.       INTIMATE LINES     Men’s cuts are slim and refined with a twist. The tailoring hugs the body with sensual intimacy. La Greca features in different ways from all-over jacquard suits sometimes mixed with lurex thread, to small rubber patches on the chest like soccer badges. The fabrics jolt from shiny vinyl to matte wool.      REBEL SPIRIT    FW21 also introduces a graffiti Medusa smiley that champions the brand’s sense of humor and rebellious character. Considered a symbol of celebration, freedom and dancefloor communities, it is framed by La Greca borders and appears on foulards, men’s outerwear and women’s shirts.      MODULAR BAGS    La Greca bags come with logo hardware and they can be customized with smaller clip-on accessories and extra pockets for a look that feels very personal to the wearer. Bold shades clash on smaller bags and mix-and-match shoulder straps. The 3D Greca also appears on oversized earrings, hair pins, jewelry and confident buckles.  

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Exclusive editorial by Jeremie Monnier
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Exclusive editorial by Jeremie Monnier

Fashion Brand new digital editorial captured by Jeremie Monnier.       TEAM CREDITS: Photographer Jeremie Monnier @jeremiemonnier Stylist Victor Vergara @victor___vergara Hair Kevin Roux @kevinrouxhair Make up Marie Guillon @marieguillon_ Casting Daniel Estévez @vxeast Photographer assistant Louis-Co Andrieu @louiscoandrieu EIC Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Model Justina Ageitos @ OUI Management Brand new digital editorial captured by Jeremie Monnier.       TEAM CREDITS: Photographer Jeremie Monnier @jeremiemonnier Stylist Victor Vergara @victor___vergara Hair Kevin Roux @kevinrouxhair Make up Marie Guillon @marieguillon_ Casting Daniel Estévez @vxeast Photographer assistant Louis-Co Andrieu @louiscoandrieu EIC Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Model Justina Ageitos @ OUI Management

LOEWE PRESENTS THE WOMEN'S FW21 PRESENTATION: "A SHOW IN THE NEWS "
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LOEWE PRESENTS THE WOMEN'S FW21 PRESENTATION: "A SHOW IN THE NEWS "

Fashion Week Since the confinement measures and movement restrictions do not allow fashion shows to be held in the traditional format, and wanting to shy away from digital presentation formats, LOEWE and Jonathan Anderson have chosen to showcase their new collection through print media: a worldwide newspaper supplement in a selection of high-circulation publications, in order to reach a wider audience than just the fashion insiders. Giving continuity to the idea of naming one of his presentations last summer "Show In A Box", another evocation on paper that replaced the fashion show that could not be, Jonathan Anderson has baptized this initiative as "A Show In The News".     A Show in the News contains images of LOEWE's upcoming looks. The design has been done by LOEWE and Jonathan Anderson's regular collaborators, M/M Paris. The photos are by photographer Fumiko Imano with model Freja Beha Erichsen, and reflect LOEWE's RTW and Accessories collection for next fall, which will go on sale at LOEWE stores and loewe.com starting next August.     Alongside the images, LOEWE's supplement comes together with an excerpt from acclaimed novelist Danielle Steel's latest book, The Affair. Her inclusion here references the literary tradition of famous works published as newspaper serials in the 19th century by such figures as Charles Dickens and Alexandre Dumas. Today, Steel remains the world's most successful living writer in publishing, with 800 million copies of her 180 novels sold. Her latest work, which makes no direct reference to either Jonathan Anderson or LOEWE, but takes place in the context of the fashion industry and its heroine is the director of a fictitious fashion publication.       The Women's Fall-Winter 2021 runway collection is a total statement, saturated with shape and color and exaggerated to the max. It highlights an explosive palette of bright hues and acrylics juxtaposed in graphic compositions, forming abstract silhouettes that swirl around the body, cover it completely and even sprout from it. Geometry is the protagonist, both in the silhouette and in the surface treatment.     Color block ankle boots with lug soles, some with pleated buckles and others with ankle bracelets add an electric shock to the collection. The multi-faceted Puzzle bag comes in colorful stripes, the Flamenco XL clutch in bright shades and the new Goya bag with a soft calf flap, showing a strong and defined line. TheAmazona bag - first launched in 1975 and now considered the quintessential LOEWE bag - captures the spirit of this season through calf nappa leather and jacquard variations of the house's logo. Since the confinement measures and movement restrictions do not allow fashion shows to be held in the traditional format, and wanting to shy away from digital presentation formats, LOEWE and Jonathan Anderson have chosen to showcase their new collection through print media: a worldwide newspaper supplement in a selection of high-circulation publications, in order to reach a wider audience than just the fashion insiders. Giving continuity to the idea of naming one of his presentations last summer "Show In A Box", another evocation on paper that replaced the fashion show that could not be, Jonathan Anderson has baptized this initiative as "A Show In The News".     A Show in the News contains images of LOEWE's upcoming looks. The design has been done by LOEWE and Jonathan Anderson's regular collaborators, M/M Paris. The photos are by photographer Fumiko Imano with model Freja Beha Erichsen, and reflect LOEWE's RTW and Accessories collection for next fall, which will go on sale at LOEWE stores and loewe.com starting next August.     Alongside the images, LOEWE's supplement comes together with an excerpt from acclaimed novelist Danielle Steel's latest book, The Affair. Her inclusion here references the literary tradition of famous works published as newspaper serials in the 19th century by such figures as Charles Dickens and Alexandre Dumas. Today, Steel remains the world's most successful living writer in publishing, with 800 million copies of her 180 novels sold. Her latest work, which makes no direct reference to either Jonathan Anderson or LOEWE, but takes place in the context of the fashion industry and its heroine is the director of a fictitious fashion publication.       The Women's Fall-Winter 2021 runway collection is a total statement, saturated with shape and color and exaggerated to the max. It highlights an explosive palette of bright hues and acrylics juxtaposed in graphic compositions, forming abstract silhouettes that swirl around the body, cover it completely and even sprout from it. Geometry is the protagonist, both in the silhouette and in the surface treatment.     Color block ankle boots with lug soles, some with pleated buckles and others with ankle bracelets add an electric shock to the collection. The multi-faceted Puzzle bag comes in colorful stripes, the Flamenco XL clutch in bright shades and the new Goya bag with a soft calf flap, showing a strong and defined line. TheAmazona bag - first launched in 1975 and now considered the quintessential LOEWE bag - captures the spirit of this season through calf nappa leather and jacquard variations of the house's logo.

GUCCI ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS NEW AMSTERDAM STORE
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GUCCI ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ITS NEW AMSTERDAM STORE

Fashion Gucci is pleased to announce the opening of its new store in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The store spans over 506 square meters across three floors and houses a full array of Gucci’s products, from men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, to handbags, luggage, small leather goods, shoes, jewelry and watches, silks and eyewear.     With a look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the interior design is discreet. Soft elements like velvet chairs and leather settees, as well as vintage dark wood display furniture and the elegant wooden staircase, offset harder surfaces and industrial elements, such as rivets. Contemporary luxury is suggested not only by the employment of beautiful and idiosyncratic materials, but also through a determinedly spare use of space. In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterises Gucci’s collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial and romantic. The concept effortlessly complements the product-offer from the House.     Contrasting merchandising elements represent different design codes of the House, and these combine to create curiosity, inviting customers to feel like they are constantly discovering new aspects of the store. Each Gucci boutique is therefore a “cabinet of curiosities”, created to delight and inspire.     The mood within the store is one of discretion, where understated drama is created by the surprising and unexpected combination of materials. Juxtaposition of this sort, where opposites forge a new connection, is repeated ubiquitously: technical, mechanical display contrast with the softness of the rich fabrics that adorn the rooms; wooden tables with velvet tops and the wood flooring in natural oak, hand-painted by Italian artisans, complement the sage-green, old rose and cipria pink velvet-upholstered boiserie. Throughout the store, one finds sumptuous seats, while vintage rugs are layered over each other for a textured effect. The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci.     Store Name: Gucci Amsterdam Location: P.C. Hooftstraat 91, 1071 CA, Amsterdam, Netherlands Opening Hours: Monday, 11:00 – 18:00, Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00, at the moment only upon appointment Gucci is pleased to announce the opening of its new store in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The store spans over 506 square meters across three floors and houses a full array of Gucci’s products, from men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, to handbags, luggage, small leather goods, shoes, jewelry and watches, silks and eyewear.     With a look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the interior design is discreet. Soft elements like velvet chairs and leather settees, as well as vintage dark wood display furniture and the elegant wooden staircase, offset harder surfaces and industrial elements, such as rivets. Contemporary luxury is suggested not only by the employment of beautiful and idiosyncratic materials, but also through a determinedly spare use of space. In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterises Gucci’s collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial and romantic. The concept effortlessly complements the product-offer from the House.     Contrasting merchandising elements represent different design codes of the House, and these combine to create curiosity, inviting customers to feel like they are constantly discovering new aspects of the store. Each Gucci boutique is therefore a “cabinet of curiosities”, created to delight and inspire.     The mood within the store is one of discretion, where understated drama is created by the surprising and unexpected combination of materials. Juxtaposition of this sort, where opposites forge a new connection, is repeated ubiquitously: technical, mechanical display contrast with the softness of the rich fabrics that adorn the rooms; wooden tables with velvet tops and the wood flooring in natural oak, hand-painted by Italian artisans, complement the sage-green, old rose and cipria pink velvet-upholstered boiserie. Throughout the store, one finds sumptuous seats, while vintage rugs are layered over each other for a textured effect. The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci.     Store Name: Gucci Amsterdam Location: P.C. Hooftstraat 91, 1071 CA, Amsterdam, Netherlands Opening Hours: Monday, 11:00 – 18:00, Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00, at the moment only upon appointment

Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Pre-Fall 2021
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Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Pre-Fall 2021

Men Conformity: the sociological endeavour of a person or a community to blend in or integrate with a societal culture to which they ought, desire or need to belong. Often, a concept rooted in luxury and privilege.     Periods of progress are followed by consolidation: a new normality. For the Pre-Fall 2021 Men’s Collection, Louis Vuittoninvestigates the mundane dress codes of an establishment in evolution. Banal by virtue, it is a traditional sartorial wardrobe inherited by some and aspirational to others. In his ongoing transformation of elitist codes into symbols of inclusivity, Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh studies the luxury of normalcy – the state of being normal – and what conforming to it means in a post-2020 society. Underpinning old codes with new values, the collection portrays the comfort of a progressive conventionality inclusive to all: the mundane wardrobe re-appropriated for a new world order.   Back-to-work tailoring expressed in a boxy silhouette nods at a generational association with conformity. The conventional staple pieces of the men’s wardrobe are approached with riotous celebration: suits daubed in tie-dye galaxy monogram print, a caban restructured with an asymmetrical monogram leather panel, and a peacoat embossed with a techy Louis Vuitton logo along the sleeve. New takes on suits materialise with hooded or zipped jackets or in all-denim, while the decorative codes of eveningwear are evoked through the mid-layer. In casualwear, the bastions of the conventional wardrobe – the blouson, the cardigan, the shirt – are conveyed in a Damier salt print, fading and distorting the classic motif.   “Separate fashion from ction” and “Don’t let your day job de ne you” – archive quotes from the Vocabulary according to Virgil Ablohpublished seasonally as part of his Louis Vuitton practice – adorn garments throughout the collection. They appear as intarsia on a sweater, debossed on a leather blouson, and in outerwear on a unique fabric where the words become visible when the garment comes in contact with rain. Skater hats and caps – in leather, python or denim – and scarves are interpreted in the galaxy and Damier salt prints. In jewellery, the signature chain link pieces magnify in size and expand with opal nishes alongside existing metal textures. Next to Cuban chains, the collection introduces Around the World necklaces and bracelets with globe and trunk pendants.   Shoes twist the familiar in a clog derby in black leather, and buckled mules in black or monogram leather. The signatureLouis Vuitton sneaker appears in a yellow and green contrast style. Bags interpret the Damier salt print on the classic coated canvas in indigo with black leather trims, and in a stone-coloured version with tonal trimming. The collection introduces a new sling bag shape with signature metal rivets and leather corners, while a new messenger bag materialises in Macassar monogram with a utilitarian rubber base forged in pop-coloured LV letters. Finally, a series of leather bags in tonal black, animating some of the house’s most classic shapes.     Conformity: the sociological endeavour of a person or a community to blend in or integrate with a societal culture to which they ought, desire or need to belong. Often, a concept rooted in luxury and privilege.     Periods of progress are followed by consolidation: a new normality. For the Pre-Fall 2021 Men’s Collection, Louis Vuittoninvestigates the mundane dress codes of an establishment in evolution. Banal by virtue, it is a traditional sartorial wardrobe inherited by some and aspirational to others. In his ongoing transformation of elitist codes into symbols of inclusivity, Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh studies the luxury of normalcy – the state of being normal – and what conforming to it means in a post-2020 society. Underpinning old codes with new values, the collection portrays the comfort of a progressive conventionality inclusive to all: the mundane wardrobe re-appropriated for a new world order.   Back-to-work tailoring expressed in a boxy silhouette nods at a generational association with conformity. The conventional staple pieces of the men’s wardrobe are approached with riotous celebration: suits daubed in tie-dye galaxy monogram print, a caban restructured with an asymmetrical monogram leather panel, and a peacoat embossed with a techy Louis Vuitton logo along the sleeve. New takes on suits materialise with hooded or zipped jackets or in all-denim, while the decorative codes of eveningwear are evoked through the mid-layer. In casualwear, the bastions of the conventional wardrobe – the blouson, the cardigan, the shirt – are conveyed in a Damier salt print, fading and distorting the classic motif.   “Separate fashion from ction” and “Don’t let your day job de ne you” – archive quotes from the Vocabulary according to Virgil Ablohpublished seasonally as part of his Louis Vuitton practice – adorn garments throughout the collection. They appear as intarsia on a sweater, debossed on a leather blouson, and in outerwear on a unique fabric where the words become visible when the garment comes in contact with rain. Skater hats and caps – in leather, python or denim – and scarves are interpreted in the galaxy and Damier salt prints. In jewellery, the signature chain link pieces magnify in size and expand with opal nishes alongside existing metal textures. Next to Cuban chains, the collection introduces Around the World necklaces and bracelets with globe and trunk pendants.   Shoes twist the familiar in a clog derby in black leather, and buckled mules in black or monogram leather. The signatureLouis Vuitton sneaker appears in a yellow and green contrast style. Bags interpret the Damier salt print on the classic coated canvas in indigo with black leather trims, and in a stone-coloured version with tonal trimming. The collection introduces a new sling bag shape with signature metal rivets and leather corners, while a new messenger bag materialises in Macassar monogram with a utilitarian rubber base forged in pop-coloured LV letters. Finally, a series of leather bags in tonal black, animating some of the house’s most classic shapes.    

C.P. COMPANY CINQUANTA
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C.P. COMPANY CINQUANTA

Fashion Born and bred in Bologna, Lucio Dalla has been one of the most important Italian songwriter and singer, whose music became for decades the soundtrack for the lives of generations of Italians. He belonged to a genre of Italian composers known as “cantautori,” whose lyrics gave voice to the aspirations and frustrations of a post-war generation, seeking a societal change.His lyrics were eclectic, ranging from the lives of ordinary people, to his love for the sea and his passion for cars. He wrote about the environment and religion and, of course, he wrote about love. Lucio used to describe himself as “a contaminator” of musical genres.     The story of Lucio Dalla and C.P. Company, is a story of friendship: Lucio and Massimo Osti were part of the Bologna cultural environment of the Seventies: at that time, Bologna was the centre of the Italian culture, in great turmoil, with artists, designers, philosophers, singers and poets discussing about the changes that the modern world was facing. A friendship based on the mutual respect that they had of the creative genius of the other and that often led the two of them collaborating on several projects: Massimo designing album covers for Lucio and Lucio wearing custom made C.P. Company garments on stage.     To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, C.P. Company dedicates the first chapter of its anniversary series to the unique relationship between Massimo Osti and Lucio Dalla with a collection consisting in 5 short sleeve and one long sleeve t-shirts, featuring original archive graphics, pictures and new artworks to pay homage to his musical genius.     In addition to the capsule collection, and to pay homage to the big italian artist, C.P. Company and Fondazione Lucio Dalla have realized an artists' residency with students coming from NABA (Milan) and DAMS (Bologna). The arstists’ residency has taken place at Lucio Dalla’s house, in Bologna, a magic place that recounts artist’s career and passions, through his great life.     During the artists' residency it has been created a documentary: “Lucio DALLA & Massimo OSTI. IMPRENDIBILI”, to illustrate Massimo Osti and Lucio Dalla relationship: not only a friendship, but also a shared vision: both personalities were great innovators, led by a bg curiosity and with an eye always towards the future. The narration of their relationship is given custody of friends and personalities who lived those years of great cultural ferment in Bologna and of clips from Massimo Osti and Fondazione Lucio Dalla archives.     Songwriter, musician and writer Ghemon made a unique remake of a Lucio Dalla’s song “Henna”. His passion for C.P. Company and Lucio Dalla artistic career, makes him the perfect ambassador of the collaboration capsule shot in Lucio Dalla’s residency and throughout the city of Bologna.     The exclusive capsule collection will be available on 50.cpcompany.com and in all C.P. Company flagship stores in Milan, Amsterdam, London, Seoul and Tokyo on March 4, 2021 Dalla’s date of birth which also became the title of one of his first hits, in 1971. The documentary will be launched on Wednesday March 10th and will be available on C.P. Company Cinquanta website, in addition to official social media channels.    50.cpcompany.comfondazioneluciodalla.it Born and bred in Bologna, Lucio Dalla has been one of the most important Italian songwriter and singer, whose music became for decades the soundtrack for the lives of generations of Italians. He belonged to a genre of Italian composers known as “cantautori,” whose lyrics gave voice to the aspirations and frustrations of a post-war generation, seeking a societal change.His lyrics were eclectic, ranging from the lives of ordinary people, to his love for the sea and his passion for cars. He wrote about the environment and religion and, of course, he wrote about love. Lucio used to describe himself as “a contaminator” of musical genres.     The story of Lucio Dalla and C.P. Company, is a story of friendship: Lucio and Massimo Osti were part of the Bologna cultural environment of the Seventies: at that time, Bologna was the centre of the Italian culture, in great turmoil, with artists, designers, philosophers, singers and poets discussing about the changes that the modern world was facing. A friendship based on the mutual respect that they had of the creative genius of the other and that often led the two of them collaborating on several projects: Massimo designing album covers for Lucio and Lucio wearing custom made C.P. Company garments on stage.     To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, C.P. Company dedicates the first chapter of its anniversary series to the unique relationship between Massimo Osti and Lucio Dalla with a collection consisting in 5 short sleeve and one long sleeve t-shirts, featuring original archive graphics, pictures and new artworks to pay homage to his musical genius.     In addition to the capsule collection, and to pay homage to the big italian artist, C.P. Company and Fondazione Lucio Dalla have realized an artists' residency with students coming from NABA (Milan) and DAMS (Bologna). The arstists’ residency has taken place at Lucio Dalla’s house, in Bologna, a magic place that recounts artist’s career and passions, through his great life.     During the artists' residency it has been created a documentary: “Lucio DALLA & Massimo OSTI. IMPRENDIBILI”, to illustrate Massimo Osti and Lucio Dalla relationship: not only a friendship, but also a shared vision: both personalities were great innovators, led by a bg curiosity and with an eye always towards the future. The narration of their relationship is given custody of friends and personalities who lived those years of great cultural ferment in Bologna and of clips from Massimo Osti and Fondazione Lucio Dalla archives.     Songwriter, musician and writer Ghemon made a unique remake of a Lucio Dalla’s song “Henna”. His passion for C.P. Company and Lucio Dalla artistic career, makes him the perfect ambassador of the collaboration capsule shot in Lucio Dalla’s residency and throughout the city of Bologna.     The exclusive capsule collection will be available on 50.cpcompany.com and in all C.P. Company flagship stores in Milan, Amsterdam, London, Seoul and Tokyo on March 4, 2021 Dalla’s date of birth which also became the title of one of his first hits, in 1971. The documentary will be launched on Wednesday March 10th and will be available on C.P. Company Cinquanta website, in addition to official social media channels.    50.cpcompany.comfondazioneluciodalla.it

HOOD BY AIR UNVEILS FIRST LOOK AT THE PROLOGUE ERA NEW 2021 CAMPAIGN STARRING NAOMI CAMPBELL
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HOOD BY AIR UNVEILS FIRST LOOK AT THE PROLOGUE ERA NEW 2021 CAMPAIGN STARRING NAOMI CAMPBELL

Fashion Shayne Oliver and Hood by Air opened the floodgates of the Prologue era this week with an early reveal of the campaign’s lede imagery, starring the ultimate muse, British fashion icon Naomi Campbell. Shot by Luis Alberto Rodriguez and styled by Carlos Nazario, the images highlight the first official ready-to-wear project from Hood by Air which can be found exclusively at HOODBYAIR.WORLD     THE PROLOGUE: a distillation of ideas in collaboration with Shayne Oliver’s Anonymous Club for Hood by Air. Oliver worked with both teams to make a collection of character costumes of wardrobe for this project. This acts as a pre-collection to the brands official return.     Along with the HOOD BY AIR return, the re-conceptualized fashion house announced four distinct entities: HOOD BY AIR, HBA, MUSEUM and ANONYMOUS CLUB. HOOD BY AIR will set the theme each year with an event or activation. These ideas and themes will be represented and reinterpreted as collectible fashion products, aiming to redefine a luxury brand. HBA will be a direct to consumer platformspecializing in project based merch collection, MUSEUM will be the home to archivesfrom the brand's first incarnation and ANONYMOUS CLUB, an independent creative studio for art, sound, performance, and film, supporting the cultivation of emerging talents. Shayne Oliver and Hood by Air opened the floodgates of the Prologue era this week with an early reveal of the campaign’s lede imagery, starring the ultimate muse, British fashion icon Naomi Campbell. Shot by Luis Alberto Rodriguez and styled by Carlos Nazario, the images highlight the first official ready-to-wear project from Hood by Air which can be found exclusively at HOODBYAIR.WORLD     THE PROLOGUE: a distillation of ideas in collaboration with Shayne Oliver’s Anonymous Club for Hood by Air. Oliver worked with both teams to make a collection of character costumes of wardrobe for this project. This acts as a pre-collection to the brands official return.     Along with the HOOD BY AIR return, the re-conceptualized fashion house announced four distinct entities: HOOD BY AIR, HBA, MUSEUM and ANONYMOUS CLUB. HOOD BY AIR will set the theme each year with an event or activation. These ideas and themes will be represented and reinterpreted as collectible fashion products, aiming to redefine a luxury brand. HBA will be a direct to consumer platformspecializing in project based merch collection, MUSEUM will be the home to archivesfrom the brand's first incarnation and ANONYMOUS CLUB, an independent creative studio for art, sound, performance, and film, supporting the cultivation of emerging talents.

Acne Studios presents its Women’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection
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Acne Studios presents its Women’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection

Fashion Week Voluminous yet shaped silhouettes, soft and worn fabrics, contrasting moments of sweetness and elegant refinement; this collection is a visual evolution moving from a dreamscape into an awakened reality.   “I was thinking about what happens when we emerge from isolation, the same but also somehow different. This collection is a dreamscape that begins with soft pastel colours, before awakening into monochromatic clarity, which is an ode to the white or black clothes worn for rituals in our life cycle, like weddings and funerals.” says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios.     Oversized wrap coats in floral printed wool are like dressing gowns seen out of the house, the oversized buckle heightening the volume play. Knits have the effect of a long-loved teddy bear, the hems left ragged and cardigan buttonings purposefully off-kilter. Pyjamas have been hand- bleached and overdyed, appearing well-worn. Leather trenches and jackets have brushed seams, creating a denim-like aesthetic; an ode to the brand’s roots. Knits, robes and dresses are key, with a focus on wrapping, draping and ruching. Colours travel from floral pastels and pale shades through neutrals, before arriving at monochromatic blacks and whites.     Draping is a reoccurring design feature. A long-sleeved linen dress has panels of rib jersey running down both sides, from cuff to hem. Some garments are voluminous with sudden cinching at the waist. Meanwhile, another linen dress hugs the body more tightly with fabric gaps to reveal the undergarment. The body is mostly covered, but there are moments of emergence, which is evidence of the experimental draping throughout the collection. Oversized and open- structure cable knits show the skin beneath, in either tops or skirts, followed by monochromatic looks which mirror each other: a long-sleeve white dress in a fine and supple leather, buttoned from rollneck to hem with open extended cuffs; a black sleeveless gown in viscose with a hidden internal construction. Silk jackets in black or white are lightly padded and effortlessly oversized.     Ceramic animals by artist, Apollinaria Broche are carried like bags, as if an imaginary friend from childhood. Miniature versions appear attached to chokers or earrings. Shearling hats cocoon the head, while chunky handknitted mittens add to the homespun feeling. Collapsible suede bags are in geometric shapes, such as boxes and flat circles. There’s also a structured handbag which is distorted into a new warped shape. Clog boots are cut from cowhide, while leather boots have seams on the outside, both thigh-high and ankle. Leather pumps have a high stiletto heel, while strappy sandals are worn over thick socks for full comfort.     The Women’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com. Voluminous yet shaped silhouettes, soft and worn fabrics, contrasting moments of sweetness and elegant refinement; this collection is a visual evolution moving from a dreamscape into an awakened reality.   “I was thinking about what happens when we emerge from isolation, the same but also somehow different. This collection is a dreamscape that begins with soft pastel colours, before awakening into monochromatic clarity, which is an ode to the white or black clothes worn for rituals in our life cycle, like weddings and funerals.” says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios.     Oversized wrap coats in floral printed wool are like dressing gowns seen out of the house, the oversized buckle heightening the volume play. Knits have the effect of a long-loved teddy bear, the hems left ragged and cardigan buttonings purposefully off-kilter. Pyjamas have been hand- bleached and overdyed, appearing well-worn. Leather trenches and jackets have brushed seams, creating a denim-like aesthetic; an ode to the brand’s roots. Knits, robes and dresses are key, with a focus on wrapping, draping and ruching. Colours travel from floral pastels and pale shades through neutrals, before arriving at monochromatic blacks and whites.     Draping is a reoccurring design feature. A long-sleeved linen dress has panels of rib jersey running down both sides, from cuff to hem. Some garments are voluminous with sudden cinching at the waist. Meanwhile, another linen dress hugs the body more tightly with fabric gaps to reveal the undergarment. The body is mostly covered, but there are moments of emergence, which is evidence of the experimental draping throughout the collection. Oversized and open- structure cable knits show the skin beneath, in either tops or skirts, followed by monochromatic looks which mirror each other: a long-sleeve white dress in a fine and supple leather, buttoned from rollneck to hem with open extended cuffs; a black sleeveless gown in viscose with a hidden internal construction. Silk jackets in black or white are lightly padded and effortlessly oversized.     Ceramic animals by artist, Apollinaria Broche are carried like bags, as if an imaginary friend from childhood. Miniature versions appear attached to chokers or earrings. Shearling hats cocoon the head, while chunky handknitted mittens add to the homespun feeling. Collapsible suede bags are in geometric shapes, such as boxes and flat circles. There’s also a structured handbag which is distorted into a new warped shape. Clog boots are cut from cowhide, while leather boots have seams on the outside, both thigh-high and ankle. Leather pumps have a high stiletto heel, while strappy sandals are worn over thick socks for full comfort.     The Women’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection will be available in all Acne Studios stores and on acnestudios.com.

Calvin Klein Introduces its Spring 2021 Campaign: Blank Canvas
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Calvin Klein Introduces its Spring 2021 Campaign: Blank Canvas

Fashion Embracing Calvin Klein’s minimalism as a canvas for creative exploration, this season’s campaign strips back to the essentials. Consciously crafted staples such as the perfect white tee, archival/classic denim silhouettes and the Brand’s iconic monogram underwear offer the possibility of limitless self-expression. They become a Blank Canvas. Photographer Mario Sorrenti and director Terence Nance capture the storytellers, visionaries, and creators of today telling their stories through intimate and surreal visuals, dialogue and movement.        The Cast: Anthony Ramos, actor, musician Janaya Future Khan, storyteller, futurist, activist Jacob Elordi, actor Koffee, musician Megan Thee Stallion, rapper Queer Skate LA, skate collective based out of Los Angeles, California Rina Sawayama, singer-songwriter Sage Elsesser, musician and skateboarder Vinson Fraley, dancer         Spring 2021’s new offerings focus on foundational styles. In Underwear, Air Fx Tech delivers breathable support. Reconsidered Comfort provides iconic Calvin Klein silhouettes made from sustainably-sourced materials. In Jeans, our monochromatic, gender-neutral pieces such as trucker jackets and cotton rib tanks are destined to become go-to wardrobe staples.     Campaign Credits: Photographer: Mario Sorrenti Director: Terence Nance @calvinklein #mycalvins Embracing Calvin Klein’s minimalism as a canvas for creative exploration, this season’s campaign strips back to the essentials. Consciously crafted staples such as the perfect white tee, archival/classic denim silhouettes and the Brand’s iconic monogram underwear offer the possibility of limitless self-expression. They become a Blank Canvas. Photographer Mario Sorrenti and director Terence Nance capture the storytellers, visionaries, and creators of today telling their stories through intimate and surreal visuals, dialogue and movement.        The Cast: Anthony Ramos, actor, musician Janaya Future Khan, storyteller, futurist, activist Jacob Elordi, actor Koffee, musician Megan Thee Stallion, rapper Queer Skate LA, skate collective based out of Los Angeles, California Rina Sawayama, singer-songwriter Sage Elsesser, musician and skateboarder Vinson Fraley, dancer         Spring 2021’s new offerings focus on foundational styles. In Underwear, Air Fx Tech delivers breathable support. Reconsidered Comfort provides iconic Calvin Klein silhouettes made from sustainably-sourced materials. In Jeans, our monochromatic, gender-neutral pieces such as trucker jackets and cotton rib tanks are destined to become go-to wardrobe staples.     Campaign Credits: Photographer: Mario Sorrenti Director: Terence Nance @calvinklein #mycalvins

Introducing the GUESS Originals Kit Program and Debuting the Spring 2021 Collection
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Introducing the GUESS Originals Kit Program and Debuting the Spring 2021 Collection

Fashion The Spring 2021 GUESS Originals collection is being introduced this season with an essentials line coined the GUESS Originals Kit Program. The program will be updated seasonally with essential core fits and colors featuring premium fabrics and timeless designs for both men and women.  The GUESS Originals capsule and Kit Program includes the brand division’s most contemporary denim styles and will be available from March, 2021, in selected GUESS retail stores and on guess.eu.     The Spring GUESS Originals Collection features pastel hits for both men and women, the perfect hues to transition from cooler to warmer months. Both men’s and women’s collections feature timeless silhouettes with a fashion-forward approach.     The men’s collection offers an array of iconic striped tees; this season’s version features heathered stripes, for a more vintage feel. The assortment also includes pocket tees, crinkle nylon shorts, slim and straight leg denim in light, dark, and black washes. The collection also debuts a new carpenter style jean in black or ecru. All denim pieces from the GUESS Originals offering feature the iconic triangle logo on the back pocket.     The women’s capsule offers a variety of cropped shirts and classic ringer tees made with organic cotton. The collection also incorporates the new lightweight terry cloth sweatshirt, sweatpants, and sweat short set. The lightweight stretch luxe stripe dress will provide ultimate comfort to your wardrobe while still making a statement, and the soft jade and dancing pink biker shorts are everyday pieces that never go out of style. The denim options are available in the form of cropped mom jeans, high rise, and carpenter fit denim.        Each style featured in the GUESS Originals collection pairs back to the core styles offered in the Kit Program.  Each silhouette included in the program emphasizes premium denim and heritage styles from the brand’s design archives. Men’s styles include an updated lightweight terry cloth on the crewnecks and is seen alongside breathable hoodies and shorts made to be worn year-round. The Kit pants are an assortment of elevated light twill cargo pants, light chino khaki woven pants as well as light to dark stonewash denim. The Kit Program also includes chambray shirts and pocket tees for men. The women’s GO Kit Program offers a variety of ribbed tanks, bodysuits, mid-thigh shorts, as well as a light and dark stonewash denim jacket.      “This is the most robust and elevated collection we’ve provided at the GUESS Originals level,” says Nicolai Marciano, Brand Partnerships Director at GUESS. “There’s been a high demand for long-lasting, effortless silhouettes. Our customers are searching for high-quality apparel they can wear every day. We created this collection with versatility top of mind and designed year-round elevated staples for everyone.” The Spring 2021 GUESS Originals collection is being introduced this season with an essentials line coined the GUESS Originals Kit Program. The program will be updated seasonally with essential core fits and colors featuring premium fabrics and timeless designs for both men and women.  The GUESS Originals capsule and Kit Program includes the brand division’s most contemporary denim styles and will be available from March, 2021, in selected GUESS retail stores and on guess.eu.     The Spring GUESS Originals Collection features pastel hits for both men and women, the perfect hues to transition from cooler to warmer months. Both men’s and women’s collections feature timeless silhouettes with a fashion-forward approach.     The men’s collection offers an array of iconic striped tees; this season’s version features heathered stripes, for a more vintage feel. The assortment also includes pocket tees, crinkle nylon shorts, slim and straight leg denim in light, dark, and black washes. The collection also debuts a new carpenter style jean in black or ecru. All denim pieces from the GUESS Originals offering feature the iconic triangle logo on the back pocket.     The women’s capsule offers a variety of cropped shirts and classic ringer tees made with organic cotton. The collection also incorporates the new lightweight terry cloth sweatshirt, sweatpants, and sweat short set. The lightweight stretch luxe stripe dress will provide ultimate comfort to your wardrobe while still making a statement, and the soft jade and dancing pink biker shorts are everyday pieces that never go out of style. The denim options are available in the form of cropped mom jeans, high rise, and carpenter fit denim.        Each style featured in the GUESS Originals collection pairs back to the core styles offered in the Kit Program.  Each silhouette included in the program emphasizes premium denim and heritage styles from the brand’s design archives. Men’s styles include an updated lightweight terry cloth on the crewnecks and is seen alongside breathable hoodies and shorts made to be worn year-round. The Kit pants are an assortment of elevated light twill cargo pants, light chino khaki woven pants as well as light to dark stonewash denim. The Kit Program also includes chambray shirts and pocket tees for men. The women’s GO Kit Program offers a variety of ribbed tanks, bodysuits, mid-thigh shorts, as well as a light and dark stonewash denim jacket.      “This is the most robust and elevated collection we’ve provided at the GUESS Originals level,” says Nicolai Marciano, Brand Partnerships Director at GUESS. “There’s been a high demand for long-lasting, effortless silhouettes. Our customers are searching for high-quality apparel they can wear every day. We created this collection with versatility top of mind and designed year-round elevated staples for everyone.”

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