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Alexander McQueen presents womenswear for Pre Spring 2021
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Alexander McQueen presents womenswear for Pre Spring 2021

Fashion This collection was designed during lockdown. It is made predominantly out of stock fabric: over-printed, over-dyed - renewed.       alexandermcqueen.com This collection was designed during lockdown. It is made predominantly out of stock fabric: over-printed, over-dyed - renewed.       alexandermcqueen.com

Exclusive editorial by Bryan Torres
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Exclusive editorial by Bryan Torres

Fashion Exclusive digital editorial by Bryan Torres.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photo BRYAN TORRES  Styling FRANCISCO UGARTE Grooming REGINA KHANIPOVA Model TAKFARINES BENGANA at UNO MODELS Exclusive digital editorial by Bryan Torres.     TEAM CREDITS:  Photo BRYAN TORRES  Styling FRANCISCO UGARTE Grooming REGINA KHANIPOVA Model TAKFARINES BENGANA at UNO MODELS

YOOX NET-A-PORTER AND THE PRINCE’S FOUNDATION LAUNCH SUSTAINABLE LUXURY CAPSULE OF WOMENSWEAR AND MENSWEAR DESIGNED IN ITALY AND CRAFTED IN THE UK BY MODERN ARTISAN TRAINEES
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YOOX NET-A-PORTER AND THE PRINCE’S FOUNDATION LAUNCH SUSTAINABLE LUXURY CAPSULE OF WOMENSWEAR AND MENSWEAR DESIGNED IN ITALY AND CRAFTED IN THE UK BY MODERN ARTISAN TRAINEES

Fashion YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP and The Prince’s Foundation today launch a ready-to-wear luxury collection of womenswear and menswear, comprising 18 pieces. The capsule, branded YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation, is the culmination ofThe Modern Artisan project, a rst of its kind partnership which aims to strengthen textile skills training and equip trainee artisans in the UK and Italy with the skills and con dence needed to produceluxury apparel collections to the highest standards.   In a Group first, the capsule collection comprising 10 pieces of womenswear and eight pieces ofmenswear is available across all four YOOX NET-A-PORTER online stores (NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER, YOOX, and THE OUTNET), giving the artisans a unique opportunity to debut their work to 4.3 million customers.   An evolution of the relationship between HRH The Prince of Wales, President of The Prince’s Foundation, and Federico Marchetti, Chairman and CEO of YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, the collection celebrates both the rich heritage and future of British and Italian textile craftsmanship. The Modern Artisan project guides trainee artisans through the process of bringing a luxury collection to market, marrying training in data insights with sustainable practices and traditional production skills to equip the students for their future careers as truly modern artisans.   Six Italian students from leading design school Politecnico di Milano’s Fashion in Process (FiP) research laboratory led the design of the YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation collection. Meanwhile British artisans undertook training in small batch productions skills at Dumfries House, the headquarters of The Prince’s Foundation in Ayrshire, Scotland, allowing them to craft the majority of the collection by hand in the estate’s Textile Training Centre. During the manufacturing process, the artisans learnt advanced technical production skills such as industrial sewing, pattern drafting and quality control, while also developing the expertise to handle wool, cashmere and silkfabrics to ensure garment nishes meet the requirements of the luxury market. These skills have beenformally recognised with the manufacturing artisans completing a Modern Apprenticeship Award in Heritage Textiles in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College. The knitwear was designed by the Italian artisans and manufactured at Johnstons of Elgin’s knitwear mill in Hawick, Scotland, where all of the artisans learnt about the British knitwear development process. Throughout the project, the British and Italian artisans collaborated across borders to share knowledge, cultures and experiences to enrich the collection.   In today’s fast-paced digital world, the artisans learned how data and technology can be intrinsic tothe design process for lasting luxury. They were granted exclusive access to ve years’ worth of YOOXNET-A-PORTER data on long-term preferences of the Group’s 4.3 million customers, to create a timeless collection they knew would resonate in the luxury customer’s wardrobe. They learnt how to process image data and use AI visual recognition to inform the styles and silhouettes of their designs. In the womenswear collection, details from the wide legs and midi lengths to the cinched-in waists and pussy bows were design choices informed by customer preferences. Similarly, data informed the choice ofcolours in the menswear, from the camel coat to the navy trousers, and in uenced de ning features suchas the drawstring detail at the waist of the casual trousers.   The collection design, carried out during the 500th anniversary year of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, took inspiration from the convergence of art and science in da Vinci’s work. The result is a sophisticated collection that marries formal lines and simple construction. Da Vinci’s knots are a feature throughout the collection. His studies of drapery inspired the womenswear, realised through folds, pleats, smocking, ties and bows. The menswear references da Vinci’s technical studies of engineering and anatomy, and his fascination with architectural details.   Sustainability is at the very heart of the collection, re ecting the shared values of The Prince’s Foundation whose President, HRH The Prince of Wales, has championed action for a sustainable future for more than four decades, and Federico Marchetti, Chairman and CEO of YOOX NET-A-PORTER. The Group has been dedicated to driving sustainability in luxury fashion since 2009. A conscious selection of suppliers and high-quality materials were fundamental to ensure the collection stands the test of time and can be passed down through generations. Cashmere and wool weresourced from Scottish textiles rm Johnstons of Elgin while fully traceable, organic eco silk was sourcedfrom Centro Seta in Italy. Natural and organic materials were prioritised, as was end-of-roll, and no synthetic fabrics were used in the collection. Each style is equipped with a digital ID, providing the story behind the product, its materials, the artisans who designed and made it, as well as care and repair recommendations to enable customers to treasure these pieces for years to come.   “The Modern Artisan project is a unique collaboration that champions sustainability and preparestrainees with the skills and con dence needed to gain employment in the fashion and textile industry,or start their own business. Managing the project on behalf of The Prince’s Foundation at Dumfries House and overseeing our skilled tutors teach the trainees artisanal skills and traditional methods of production to a new generation of makers has, for me, been a dream come true. I am very much lookingforward to seeing what the artisans do next and am con dent that each and every one of them will usethe skills they have developed throughout The Modern Artisan project to make a positive impact on the fashion and textile industry and help preserve these invaluable heritage craft skills.” – Jacqueline Farrell, Education Director, The Prince’s Foundation at Dumfries House   “I’ve long been inspired by uniting seemingly opposing worlds. The Modern Artisan project harnesses BigData and Arti cial Intelligence to transform the ancient profession of craftsmanship into a contemporarycareer: we have equipped the next generation of artisans with the digital tools of the trade to navigate an ever-evolving landscape. Designed in Italy and crafted in the UK, this truly sustainable luxury collection illustrates the vast possibilities of cross-border collaborations to tackle environmental challenges and train creative talents in these uncertain times and beyond.” – Federico Marchetti, Chairman and CEO, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP   All pro ts from the sale of the collection will be donated to The Prince’s Foundation to enable thecharity to develop and deliver training programmes that will help preserve traditional textile skills. The Modern Artisan project is a long-term partnership between YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP and The Prince’s Foundation, which will be showcased at Michelangelo Foundation’s Homo Faber in 2021.     To shop YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation, visit NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER, YOOX, and THE OUTNET from 12 November 2020.     For more information about The Modern Artisan project please visit: www.ynap.com/pages/the-modern-artisan/ YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP and The Prince’s Foundation today launch a ready-to-wear luxury collection of womenswear and menswear, comprising 18 pieces. The capsule, branded YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation, is the culmination ofThe Modern Artisan project, a rst of its kind partnership which aims to strengthen textile skills training and equip trainee artisans in the UK and Italy with the skills and con dence needed to produceluxury apparel collections to the highest standards.   In a Group first, the capsule collection comprising 10 pieces of womenswear and eight pieces ofmenswear is available across all four YOOX NET-A-PORTER online stores (NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER, YOOX, and THE OUTNET), giving the artisans a unique opportunity to debut their work to 4.3 million customers.   An evolution of the relationship between HRH The Prince of Wales, President of The Prince’s Foundation, and Federico Marchetti, Chairman and CEO of YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, the collection celebrates both the rich heritage and future of British and Italian textile craftsmanship. The Modern Artisan project guides trainee artisans through the process of bringing a luxury collection to market, marrying training in data insights with sustainable practices and traditional production skills to equip the students for their future careers as truly modern artisans.   Six Italian students from leading design school Politecnico di Milano’s Fashion in Process (FiP) research laboratory led the design of the YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation collection. Meanwhile British artisans undertook training in small batch productions skills at Dumfries House, the headquarters of The Prince’s Foundation in Ayrshire, Scotland, allowing them to craft the majority of the collection by hand in the estate’s Textile Training Centre. During the manufacturing process, the artisans learnt advanced technical production skills such as industrial sewing, pattern drafting and quality control, while also developing the expertise to handle wool, cashmere and silkfabrics to ensure garment nishes meet the requirements of the luxury market. These skills have beenformally recognised with the manufacturing artisans completing a Modern Apprenticeship Award in Heritage Textiles in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College. The knitwear was designed by the Italian artisans and manufactured at Johnstons of Elgin’s knitwear mill in Hawick, Scotland, where all of the artisans learnt about the British knitwear development process. Throughout the project, the British and Italian artisans collaborated across borders to share knowledge, cultures and experiences to enrich the collection.   In today’s fast-paced digital world, the artisans learned how data and technology can be intrinsic tothe design process for lasting luxury. They were granted exclusive access to ve years’ worth of YOOXNET-A-PORTER data on long-term preferences of the Group’s 4.3 million customers, to create a timeless collection they knew would resonate in the luxury customer’s wardrobe. They learnt how to process image data and use AI visual recognition to inform the styles and silhouettes of their designs. In the womenswear collection, details from the wide legs and midi lengths to the cinched-in waists and pussy bows were design choices informed by customer preferences. Similarly, data informed the choice ofcolours in the menswear, from the camel coat to the navy trousers, and in uenced de ning features suchas the drawstring detail at the waist of the casual trousers.   The collection design, carried out during the 500th anniversary year of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, took inspiration from the convergence of art and science in da Vinci’s work. The result is a sophisticated collection that marries formal lines and simple construction. Da Vinci’s knots are a feature throughout the collection. His studies of drapery inspired the womenswear, realised through folds, pleats, smocking, ties and bows. The menswear references da Vinci’s technical studies of engineering and anatomy, and his fascination with architectural details.   Sustainability is at the very heart of the collection, re ecting the shared values of The Prince’s Foundation whose President, HRH The Prince of Wales, has championed action for a sustainable future for more than four decades, and Federico Marchetti, Chairman and CEO of YOOX NET-A-PORTER. The Group has been dedicated to driving sustainability in luxury fashion since 2009. A conscious selection of suppliers and high-quality materials were fundamental to ensure the collection stands the test of time and can be passed down through generations. Cashmere and wool weresourced from Scottish textiles rm Johnstons of Elgin while fully traceable, organic eco silk was sourcedfrom Centro Seta in Italy. Natural and organic materials were prioritised, as was end-of-roll, and no synthetic fabrics were used in the collection. Each style is equipped with a digital ID, providing the story behind the product, its materials, the artisans who designed and made it, as well as care and repair recommendations to enable customers to treasure these pieces for years to come.   “The Modern Artisan project is a unique collaboration that champions sustainability and preparestrainees with the skills and con dence needed to gain employment in the fashion and textile industry,or start their own business. Managing the project on behalf of The Prince’s Foundation at Dumfries House and overseeing our skilled tutors teach the trainees artisanal skills and traditional methods of production to a new generation of makers has, for me, been a dream come true. I am very much lookingforward to seeing what the artisans do next and am con dent that each and every one of them will usethe skills they have developed throughout The Modern Artisan project to make a positive impact on the fashion and textile industry and help preserve these invaluable heritage craft skills.” – Jacqueline Farrell, Education Director, The Prince’s Foundation at Dumfries House   “I’ve long been inspired by uniting seemingly opposing worlds. The Modern Artisan project harnesses BigData and Arti cial Intelligence to transform the ancient profession of craftsmanship into a contemporarycareer: we have equipped the next generation of artisans with the digital tools of the trade to navigate an ever-evolving landscape. Designed in Italy and crafted in the UK, this truly sustainable luxury collection illustrates the vast possibilities of cross-border collaborations to tackle environmental challenges and train creative talents in these uncertain times and beyond.” – Federico Marchetti, Chairman and CEO, YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP   All pro ts from the sale of the collection will be donated to The Prince’s Foundation to enable thecharity to develop and deliver training programmes that will help preserve traditional textile skills. The Modern Artisan project is a long-term partnership between YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP and The Prince’s Foundation, which will be showcased at Michelangelo Foundation’s Homo Faber in 2021.     To shop YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation, visit NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER, YOOX, and THE OUTNET from 12 November 2020.     For more information about The Modern Artisan project please visit: www.ynap.com/pages/the-modern-artisan/

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Daily Paper x Bonne Suits
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Daily Paper x Bonne Suits

Fashion Daily Paper introduces it’s first collaboration with contemporary suiting brand Bonne Suits. As two Amsterdam based brands and founded upon the ideas of inclusivity, equality and diversity, it was inevitable that the two brands would come together for a collaboration.         Adding Daily Paper Graphics to Bonne’s Staple Suit Silhouette     Choosing Bonne’s signature suit as a canvas, the double-breasted workwear-inspired jacket features four patch pockets alongside the collaborations dual branded graphic embroidered on the back. Meanwhile, Bonne’s trademark pant cut is elevated into a front-pleated painter pant –– a nod to Bonne Suit’s proletariat roots –– complete with separate Daily Paper and bonne motifs embroidered on each rear pocket. Coming in black and white colourways, as with all of Bonne’s suiting, each piece is designed to be unisex and is crafted from 100% cotton.     The Daily Paper x Bonne Suits Amsterdam will be available both in-stores at Daily Paper’s Amsterdam and New York flagship stores, and Bonne Suits collaborative store with The New Originals and Sumibu at Zeedijk 60, Amsterdam, as well as online atdailypaperclothing.com and bonnelife.com on November 13, 2020, 12 PM CET. The suit will be priced at €260 per set.  Daily Paper introduces it’s first collaboration with contemporary suiting brand Bonne Suits. As two Amsterdam based brands and founded upon the ideas of inclusivity, equality and diversity, it was inevitable that the two brands would come together for a collaboration.         Adding Daily Paper Graphics to Bonne’s Staple Suit Silhouette     Choosing Bonne’s signature suit as a canvas, the double-breasted workwear-inspired jacket features four patch pockets alongside the collaborations dual branded graphic embroidered on the back. Meanwhile, Bonne’s trademark pant cut is elevated into a front-pleated painter pant –– a nod to Bonne Suit’s proletariat roots –– complete with separate Daily Paper and bonne motifs embroidered on each rear pocket. Coming in black and white colourways, as with all of Bonne’s suiting, each piece is designed to be unisex and is crafted from 100% cotton.     The Daily Paper x Bonne Suits Amsterdam will be available both in-stores at Daily Paper’s Amsterdam and New York flagship stores, and Bonne Suits collaborative store with The New Originals and Sumibu at Zeedijk 60, Amsterdam, as well as online atdailypaperclothing.com and bonnelife.com on November 13, 2020, 12 PM CET. The suit will be priced at €260 per set. 

FENDI ROMA presents the new collection for the holidays
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FENDI ROMA presents the new collection for the holidays

Fashion Get into the Holiday mood with FENDI’s new Collection dedicated to the most sparkling and wonderful time of the year.    The brand’s iconic FENDI Roma logo becomes the protagonist of a Collection, including Women’s and Men’s Ready-to-Wear and Accessories, designed to bring a touch of urban sophistication to the winter wardrobe.    Conceived for modern travelers, the Collection is injected with a functional and versatile spirit. In the Women’s range, chunky knits with the FENDI ROMA logo are paired with hyper feminine skirts, while the classic tracksuit gets a chic makeover coming in a fluid viscose satin enriched with golden FENDI ROMA bands. Men’s urban puffers are rendered in the signature FENDI yellow, also used for maxi logo scarves, showing a cozy feel contrasting with the impeccable minimalism of slick suits.     To meet the needs of the chilly and rainy season, FENDI also collaborates with K-Way® to offer a chic, customized version of the legendary reversible nylon windbreakers, which can be folded in a pocket and carried as a pouch. The printed face, coming in mat black, is matched with a solid one, - black and gold for Women, dark blue for Men. For a truly luxurious touch, FENDI and K-Way® also developed a Women’s and Men’s exclusive style, where nylon is combined with an FF logo printed on mink fur in brown.    To shine bright at the upcoming holiday events, FENDI, along with creating a range of FF logo jewelry pieces, including earring and a necklace to tie around the waist,  also presents a range of glamorous styles, inspired by the eternally charming party vibe of New York’s nightlife mecca Studio 54.       Gold metallic accents take center stage in the show-stopping GoldenCapsule Collection. Silhouettes get fluid and languid in the Lurex jersey frocks. Draped collars and sculptural plunging necklines define the maxi dresses revealing sensual high slits, the mini frocks showing contrasting black piping. Gold cloque is crafted for pleated skirts and jumpsuits, all paired with logo mesh bodysuits worn as see-through underpinnings.    Inspired by the actual FENDI packaging, the FENDI Roma Packaging styles, which made their debut on the FENDI Men’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 catwalk and followed in a pink color variation in the Women’s Collection, makes a comeback with Bags and Small Leather Goods framed in black and embellished with the iconic FENDI Roma logo. Developed in a restrained color palette of signature FENDI yellow and of delicate powder pink, the Collection plays with contrasts by juxtaposing the sharp cut and rigid constructions of the shopping bags to the cloud-like softness of the pouches featuring practical drawstrings. In addition, for a touch of exquisite extravaganza, the Collection also includes a bold interpretation of the Peekaboo bag decorated with a cascade of fringes.  An invite to enjoy the holiday season with a relaxed mood, jacquard, leather and shearling slippers featuring the iconic FF logo, while for more active explorations FENDI offers combat boots and revisited hiking ones with chunky soles.  Glamour, cozy or sporty…  Embrace the festive mood with the FENDI ROMA Holiday Collection.      Available in FENDI Boutiques and on fendi.com from November 2020.  Get into the Holiday mood with FENDI’s new Collection dedicated to the most sparkling and wonderful time of the year.    The brand’s iconic FENDI Roma logo becomes the protagonist of a Collection, including Women’s and Men’s Ready-to-Wear and Accessories, designed to bring a touch of urban sophistication to the winter wardrobe.    Conceived for modern travelers, the Collection is injected with a functional and versatile spirit. In the Women’s range, chunky knits with the FENDI ROMA logo are paired with hyper feminine skirts, while the classic tracksuit gets a chic makeover coming in a fluid viscose satin enriched with golden FENDI ROMA bands. Men’s urban puffers are rendered in the signature FENDI yellow, also used for maxi logo scarves, showing a cozy feel contrasting with the impeccable minimalism of slick suits.     To meet the needs of the chilly and rainy season, FENDI also collaborates with K-Way® to offer a chic, customized version of the legendary reversible nylon windbreakers, which can be folded in a pocket and carried as a pouch. The printed face, coming in mat black, is matched with a solid one, - black and gold for Women, dark blue for Men. For a truly luxurious touch, FENDI and K-Way® also developed a Women’s and Men’s exclusive style, where nylon is combined with an FF logo printed on mink fur in brown.    To shine bright at the upcoming holiday events, FENDI, along with creating a range of FF logo jewelry pieces, including earring and a necklace to tie around the waist,  also presents a range of glamorous styles, inspired by the eternally charming party vibe of New York’s nightlife mecca Studio 54.       Gold metallic accents take center stage in the show-stopping GoldenCapsule Collection. Silhouettes get fluid and languid in the Lurex jersey frocks. Draped collars and sculptural plunging necklines define the maxi dresses revealing sensual high slits, the mini frocks showing contrasting black piping. Gold cloque is crafted for pleated skirts and jumpsuits, all paired with logo mesh bodysuits worn as see-through underpinnings.    Inspired by the actual FENDI packaging, the FENDI Roma Packaging styles, which made their debut on the FENDI Men’s Fall/Winter 2020-2021 catwalk and followed in a pink color variation in the Women’s Collection, makes a comeback with Bags and Small Leather Goods framed in black and embellished with the iconic FENDI Roma logo. Developed in a restrained color palette of signature FENDI yellow and of delicate powder pink, the Collection plays with contrasts by juxtaposing the sharp cut and rigid constructions of the shopping bags to the cloud-like softness of the pouches featuring practical drawstrings. In addition, for a touch of exquisite extravaganza, the Collection also includes a bold interpretation of the Peekaboo bag decorated with a cascade of fringes.  An invite to enjoy the holiday season with a relaxed mood, jacquard, leather and shearling slippers featuring the iconic FF logo, while for more active explorations FENDI offers combat boots and revisited hiking ones with chunky soles.  Glamour, cozy or sporty…  Embrace the festive mood with the FENDI ROMA Holiday Collection.      Available in FENDI Boutiques and on fendi.com from November 2020. 

ZALANDO PRESENTS THEIR NEW HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN: WE WILL HUG AGAIN
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ZALANDO PRESENTS THEIR NEW HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN: WE WILL HUG AGAIN

Fashion This holiday season, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform forfashion and lifestyle, is celebrating the ultimate expression of human connection and solidarity: the hug. Against the backdrop of a challenging year of uncertainty and separation, human connection has never felt more important and the new Holiday Campaign, “We Will Hug Again”,seeks to convey the feeling of optimism and hope across Europe.   The campaign is brought to life through a series of Hug Portraits, intimate and emotive images captured by documentary and portrait photographer Sarah Blais. Complementing this is a heart-warming film, “100 Years of Hugs”, overseen and directed by globally renowned visual storyteller, Vincent Haycock, and set to the track ‘Godspeed’ by legendary singer-songwriter, Frank Ocean.   The simplicity and emotional impact of the hug can be felt throughout the campaign. Whether it’sfriends walking arm in arm, a daughter hugging her elderly father, or couples of all ages, genders and orientations embracing – the protagonists throughout are real and relatable people, taking the focus away from staging, models and fashion and placing it on the message of hope for the future when we will be able to hug our loved ones again.   “The central idea of our holiday campaign, human connection, is echoed in the way we engage with our customers. Our strategy is to be social first, allowing us to connect and engage withconsumers through relevant and relatable stories.” Barbara Daliri, Zalando’s Senior VicePresident Sales & Marketing, comments, “It was important for us to address the exceptionalcircumstances and uncertainty of this holiday season and at the same time share with ourcommunity the feeling of hope for the time when we will be able to reconnect with our loved ones.”     The campaign launched on 1st November and takes place across two months.    Hug Portraits appearing as huge unbranded murals in highly visible urban locations across Europe. They show two figures in an embrace, where the second person is missing and thequestion “Will We Hug Again?” is posed. From 8th November, Zalando reveals ownership an “100 Years of Hugs” shot by Haycock, still photography by Blais, OOH, DOOH and owned social channels by the large and diverse cast of this campaign. The 360°campaign was created in collaboration with creative agency, Anomaly Berlin and will be rolled out across Europe, in all 17 of Zalando’s markets.   The film was shot across Nigeria, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Sweden and Germany by four directors, beautifully curated by Haycock. Each film tells the story of one hug*, united by a central look and feel, enabling all films to be cut individually or together. Further adding to its moving nature, FrankOcean’s ‘Godspeed’ is a track that epitomises the feeling of human connection and togetherness. Message: “We Will Hug Again”. This message of hope will be depicted across numerous formats: from the completion of the murals with the second figure through all advertising, digital and social channels, including the moving film   Veit Moeller, Anomaly Berlin Executive Creative Director, adds: “This simple but powerful campaignis a promise for our future. The goal was to peel off all those outer layers associated with the Holiday season and identify the rawest and most iconic symbol of human connection: the hug. Shooting a campaign around the globe, totally remotely, during a global pandemic has been a beautiful challengeand we are excited to bring Zalando’s message to the world.”   #wewillhugagain @Zalando This holiday season, Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform forfashion and lifestyle, is celebrating the ultimate expression of human connection and solidarity: the hug. Against the backdrop of a challenging year of uncertainty and separation, human connection has never felt more important and the new Holiday Campaign, “We Will Hug Again”,seeks to convey the feeling of optimism and hope across Europe.   The campaign is brought to life through a series of Hug Portraits, intimate and emotive images captured by documentary and portrait photographer Sarah Blais. Complementing this is a heart-warming film, “100 Years of Hugs”, overseen and directed by globally renowned visual storyteller, Vincent Haycock, and set to the track ‘Godspeed’ by legendary singer-songwriter, Frank Ocean.   The simplicity and emotional impact of the hug can be felt throughout the campaign. Whether it’sfriends walking arm in arm, a daughter hugging her elderly father, or couples of all ages, genders and orientations embracing – the protagonists throughout are real and relatable people, taking the focus away from staging, models and fashion and placing it on the message of hope for the future when we will be able to hug our loved ones again.   “The central idea of our holiday campaign, human connection, is echoed in the way we engage with our customers. Our strategy is to be social first, allowing us to connect and engage withconsumers through relevant and relatable stories.” Barbara Daliri, Zalando’s Senior VicePresident Sales & Marketing, comments, “It was important for us to address the exceptionalcircumstances and uncertainty of this holiday season and at the same time share with ourcommunity the feeling of hope for the time when we will be able to reconnect with our loved ones.”     The campaign launched on 1st November and takes place across two months.    Hug Portraits appearing as huge unbranded murals in highly visible urban locations across Europe. They show two figures in an embrace, where the second person is missing and thequestion “Will We Hug Again?” is posed. From 8th November, Zalando reveals ownership an “100 Years of Hugs” shot by Haycock, still photography by Blais, OOH, DOOH and owned social channels by the large and diverse cast of this campaign. The 360°campaign was created in collaboration with creative agency, Anomaly Berlin and will be rolled out across Europe, in all 17 of Zalando’s markets.   The film was shot across Nigeria, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Sweden and Germany by four directors, beautifully curated by Haycock. Each film tells the story of one hug*, united by a central look and feel, enabling all films to be cut individually or together. Further adding to its moving nature, FrankOcean’s ‘Godspeed’ is a track that epitomises the feeling of human connection and togetherness. Message: “We Will Hug Again”. This message of hope will be depicted across numerous formats: from the completion of the murals with the second figure through all advertising, digital and social channels, including the moving film   Veit Moeller, Anomaly Berlin Executive Creative Director, adds: “This simple but powerful campaignis a promise for our future. The goal was to peel off all those outer layers associated with the Holiday season and identify the rawest and most iconic symbol of human connection: the hug. Shooting a campaign around the globe, totally remotely, during a global pandemic has been a beautiful challengeand we are excited to bring Zalando’s message to the world.”   #wewillhugagain @Zalando

Krakatau for Fall & Winter 2020-2021
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Krakatau for Fall & Winter 2020-2021

Fashion The collection features jackets and accessories made of durable functional fabrics with experimental technologies.    Born out of the fiery pits of St. Petersburg, the techwear pioneer and design studio KRAKATAU keeps on translating its fascination for science and technical innovation. Combined with a passion for clean design esthetics KRAKATAU delivers maximum functionality.    Some highlights of the brands fall-winter 2020 collection are the field jacket made of rip-stop fabric bonded with gamma-resistant nonwoven TYVEK material, which delivers a paper-like effect and the down jackets that are made of foil coated translucent fabrics with printed membranes. Also the range of popular liner jackets have been expanded with styles made of waterproof wool fabric that is laminated with breathable membrane.   To keep you extra warm this season KRAKATAU uses cutting-edge technology such as graphene-based insulation and natural down enriched with artificial сocoons, that has a quick recovery structure.   The full collection is available on krakatauwear.com     ABOUT KRAKATAU: Techwear brand KRAKATAU was established in 1999 in St. Petersburg and represents a fresh vision of street wear, filling it with functional elements and technological details. A streetwear edge is what sets KRAKATAU apart from other techwear labels, as its garments offer a subdued futuristic aesthetic that effortlessly matches any wardrobe. Learn more at www.krakatauwear.com.  The collection features jackets and accessories made of durable functional fabrics with experimental technologies.    Born out of the fiery pits of St. Petersburg, the techwear pioneer and design studio KRAKATAU keeps on translating its fascination for science and technical innovation. Combined with a passion for clean design esthetics KRAKATAU delivers maximum functionality.    Some highlights of the brands fall-winter 2020 collection are the field jacket made of rip-stop fabric bonded with gamma-resistant nonwoven TYVEK material, which delivers a paper-like effect and the down jackets that are made of foil coated translucent fabrics with printed membranes. Also the range of popular liner jackets have been expanded with styles made of waterproof wool fabric that is laminated with breathable membrane.   To keep you extra warm this season KRAKATAU uses cutting-edge technology such as graphene-based insulation and natural down enriched with artificial сocoons, that has a quick recovery structure.   The full collection is available on krakatauwear.com     ABOUT KRAKATAU: Techwear brand KRAKATAU was established in 1999 in St. Petersburg and represents a fresh vision of street wear, filling it with functional elements and technological details. A streetwear edge is what sets KRAKATAU apart from other techwear labels, as its garments offer a subdued futuristic aesthetic that effortlessly matches any wardrobe. Learn more at www.krakatauwear.com. 

Through the winter in warmth and comfort with Uniqlo U HEATTECH
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Through the winter in warmth and comfort with Uniqlo U HEATTECH

Fashion International clothing retailer UNIQLO today announces the launch of the first Uniqlo U HEATTECH items. The new long-sleeved crewneck shirts for men and women combine sophisticated style with innovative functionality. The thin but warm HEATTECH thermowear made its debut in 2003 and has been a customer favorite for years. Uniqlo U HEATTECH is available in-store and online today, Monday November 2.   Uniqlo U is a collection of Future LifeWear Essentials, designed by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris. Together they rediscover everyday clothing through the use of innovative materials and contemporary silhouettes. The collection is carefully designed for every season, with a simplified, modern wardrobe at its core.     The outside of this special material is made of 100% cotton, which provides a smooth and matt feel. The inside is made with the special HEATTECH technology with the characteristic that it absorbs and retains heat to provide continuous heat. Lightweight and comfortable, the new Uniqlo U styles offer flattering silhouettes in an understated color palette. The collection is designed based on the idea that it can be worn under a (sports) jacket or as an elegant T-shirt on its own. The new HEATTECH shirts will be available from today in all UNIQLO stores in the Netherlands and via uniqlo.eu.     Gentlemen:   Inspired by classic long sleeved shirts, the shoulderline has been dropped to create a more comfortable silhouette while balancing the proportions. The crew neck design with slightly longer ribbed cuffs is perfect for layering to create a minimalist, functional look.   Sizes: XS - 4XL * Number of colors: 6     Men's HEATTECH shirt: € 19.90     Ladies:   The simple beauty of this style reflects the contemporary design concept of “less is more”. This long sleeve has a simplistic neckline and seamless shoulders which ensures a smooth play of lines around the arms.   Sizes: XS ~ 3XL * Number of colors: 6     Ladies HEATTECH shirt: € 19.90   * XS, XXL, 3XL, and 4XL sizes are only available through the Uniqlo.com store. Additional information   Uniqlo U and Paris R&D Center:   Uniqlo U is a collection consisting of "Future LifeWear Essentials." World-class designers and pattern makers are rediscovering everyday clothing through innovative materials and new, contemporary silhouettes. Each season is designed with the highest precision and strives for a simplified, modern wardrobe. The research and development facility in Paris is a place for experimentation; a place to try out new ideas, innovate and design. The Paris R&D center complements its counterparts in Tokyo, Shanghai, New York and Los Angeles.     Christophe Lemaire:   Christophe Lemaire has been designing his eponymous collection since 1991. He was also artistic director at Lacoste and artistic director of the Hermés women's ready-to-wear line. In 2015, he entered into a partnership with UNIQLO, resulting in the UNIQLO AND LEMAIRE collections for Fall / Winter 2015 and Spring / Summer 2016. Christophe Lemaire was appointed Artistic Director of the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center in 2016, where he and his self-selected team of designers create the Uniqlo U collection.   HEATTECH: HEATTECH was launched by UNIQLO in 2003 from the LifeWear philosophy to make the wearer's life as comfortable as possible. As an alternative to thick, heavy winter clothing, UNIQLO developed a completely new technique together with Toray and its leading fabric technologies. The collaboration resulted in an innovative, thin material that generates and retains heat and can be offered for an accessible price. HEATTECH has been evolving for 17 years and is currently available in three different grades to suit different conditions and situations that have changed winter fashion worldwide.     Shop the Uniqlo U HEATTECH in-store or online at the website: https://www.uniqlo.com/uniqlo-u/20fw/eu/en/. International clothing retailer UNIQLO today announces the launch of the first Uniqlo U HEATTECH items. The new long-sleeved crewneck shirts for men and women combine sophisticated style with innovative functionality. The thin but warm HEATTECH thermowear made its debut in 2003 and has been a customer favorite for years. Uniqlo U HEATTECH is available in-store and online today, Monday November 2.   Uniqlo U is a collection of Future LifeWear Essentials, designed by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris. Together they rediscover everyday clothing through the use of innovative materials and contemporary silhouettes. The collection is carefully designed for every season, with a simplified, modern wardrobe at its core.     The outside of this special material is made of 100% cotton, which provides a smooth and matt feel. The inside is made with the special HEATTECH technology with the characteristic that it absorbs and retains heat to provide continuous heat. Lightweight and comfortable, the new Uniqlo U styles offer flattering silhouettes in an understated color palette. The collection is designed based on the idea that it can be worn under a (sports) jacket or as an elegant T-shirt on its own. The new HEATTECH shirts will be available from today in all UNIQLO stores in the Netherlands and via uniqlo.eu.     Gentlemen:   Inspired by classic long sleeved shirts, the shoulderline has been dropped to create a more comfortable silhouette while balancing the proportions. The crew neck design with slightly longer ribbed cuffs is perfect for layering to create a minimalist, functional look.   Sizes: XS - 4XL * Number of colors: 6     Men's HEATTECH shirt: € 19.90     Ladies:   The simple beauty of this style reflects the contemporary design concept of “less is more”. This long sleeve has a simplistic neckline and seamless shoulders which ensures a smooth play of lines around the arms.   Sizes: XS ~ 3XL * Number of colors: 6     Ladies HEATTECH shirt: € 19.90   * XS, XXL, 3XL, and 4XL sizes are only available through the Uniqlo.com store. Additional information   Uniqlo U and Paris R&D Center:   Uniqlo U is a collection consisting of "Future LifeWear Essentials." World-class designers and pattern makers are rediscovering everyday clothing through innovative materials and new, contemporary silhouettes. Each season is designed with the highest precision and strives for a simplified, modern wardrobe. The research and development facility in Paris is a place for experimentation; a place to try out new ideas, innovate and design. The Paris R&D center complements its counterparts in Tokyo, Shanghai, New York and Los Angeles.     Christophe Lemaire:   Christophe Lemaire has been designing his eponymous collection since 1991. He was also artistic director at Lacoste and artistic director of the Hermés women's ready-to-wear line. In 2015, he entered into a partnership with UNIQLO, resulting in the UNIQLO AND LEMAIRE collections for Fall / Winter 2015 and Spring / Summer 2016. Christophe Lemaire was appointed Artistic Director of the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center in 2016, where he and his self-selected team of designers create the Uniqlo U collection.   HEATTECH: HEATTECH was launched by UNIQLO in 2003 from the LifeWear philosophy to make the wearer's life as comfortable as possible. As an alternative to thick, heavy winter clothing, UNIQLO developed a completely new technique together with Toray and its leading fabric technologies. The collaboration resulted in an innovative, thin material that generates and retains heat and can be offered for an accessible price. HEATTECH has been evolving for 17 years and is currently available in three different grades to suit different conditions and situations that have changed winter fashion worldwide.     Shop the Uniqlo U HEATTECH in-store or online at the website: https://www.uniqlo.com/uniqlo-u/20fw/eu/en/.

GUCCI LAUNCHES ITS 2020 GIFT GIVING CAMPAIGN
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GUCCI LAUNCHES ITS 2020 GIFT GIVING CAMPAIGN

Fashion For this holiday season, Gucci envisions a special night of the year, set in the ‘90s, when the workplace became an unlikely mixture of dance floor, nightclub and bar.     Channeling the retro vibe of those years’ office parties, the new Gucci Gift Giving campaign, conceived by Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele, shot by photographer Mark Peckmezian and filmed by director Akinola Davies Jr, portrays a cast of characters impatiently running down the clock to the end of the working day, aimlessly tapping on their keyboards and clock-watching. The date has been in the calendar for months, and there is a palpable frisson of excitement running through the grey and dull landscape of desks, photocopiers and metal filing cabinets. The seasonal decorations have been hastily put up: the tinsel, streamers and balloons are all in their places for this artificial festive setting.     As the clock strikes five, tables are turned and the corporate order of the place is shattered by ‘80s pop music and the popping of corks. Like superheroes transformed by their outfits, the Gucci-clad workers become extrovert clubbers, eager to show off their dance moves on the carpeted dancefloor. Liberated by their outfits and the sounds coming from the tape deck, the co-workers reveal their innermost characters as in a theatrical play where roles are changed and identities shuffled, transforming the normally homogenised surroundings into an exciting fantasy world.     The Gucci Gift Giving Collection offers therefore the key to access this enchanted party, bringing comfort and sparkle in the corporate land. The products were in fact shaped following two distinct families: the first batch is inspired by the cosy warmth of a winter blanket and makes use of a woolly jacquard fabric with houndstooth checks in green and red, while the second celebrates the party spirit with shiny sequins sparkling in a variety of colours from gold and silver to pastels and black.     The GG Marmont 2.0 medium and small chain shoulder bags are given the woolly jacquard treatment, as are small leather goods and luggage pieces, like the East/West Tote and medium backpack. There is also a vintage spirit at play here, as the same fabric is used on the shoes: women’s merino wool lined booties and a new genderless mule, as well as the Gucci Tennis 1977 sneaker in several styles. Other iconic accessories include a baseball cap, bucket hat, earmuffs, socks, a scarf and a poncho.     The same handbags in mini and small chain shoulder models are also offered covered with sparkling sequins, in black, silver, gold and pastel pink and green, and in a striped multicolour version. The effect is achieved by sewing three-millimetre micro sequins onto a silk panel, creating a fabric that shimmers and shines. A mini bucket bag comes in the same material and colours as the GG Marmont designs (including the stripe), and the sequins have also been applied to shoes in the form of women’s slides and loafers, as well as to the Gucci Tennis 1977 sneakers  . For those who wish to match their footwear to their bags, there are also glistening sequin-covered heels. Soft accessories complete the sequin offer: a hairband, beret and gloves in a variety of colours.     A new Gucci Arcade game inspired by the campaign will be released in the Gucci App. Taking the lead from the legendary Conga Master arcade game developed by Undercoders, the latest Gucci digital creation sees players take control of an employee inside an office setting, with the aim of joining up with colleagues to take part in a Conga dance. Bringing the party to multiple platforms, users will also be able to immerse themselves in the Gucci holiday season atmosphere enjoying a 3D experience that recreates the campaign environment. Through these innovative digital contents, Gucci keeps pushing the codes of the House in unexplored virtual territories – tightening the bond between the GG logo and the “Good Game” high five in gaming vernacular. Visiting the microsite created for the occasion, players will discover the Gucci Gift Giving collection while navigating into an interactive and joyful office, being able to purchase their favorite items on Gucci.com through this fully digital path.      The campaign also marks, on November 11th, the launch of the new Gucci packaging that features an ornate green decorative pattern embossed onto paper bags and cardboard boxes. Beige tissue paper featuring the same pattern is used to wrap pieces. Natural-coloured dust bags and suit carriers are also utilised, and throughout the packaging the Gucci logo is rendered in black. Significantly, in keeping with Gucci’s commitment to sustainability, the packaging has been created with strategic design choices at every step to have a reduced impact on the environment. All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. The paper is also colored a unique green at the beginning of the production process to reduce the use of inks. The shopping bag handles are black torchon made of 100% recycled polyester and knotted to avoid using glues. Garment and dust bags materials are a mix of regenerated cotton and recycled polyester. Black grosgrain ribbons are 100% organic cotton. Hangers are made of recycled polystyrene.     Credits: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer: Mark Peckmezian Film Director: Akinola Davies Jr For this holiday season, Gucci envisions a special night of the year, set in the ‘90s, when the workplace became an unlikely mixture of dance floor, nightclub and bar.     Channeling the retro vibe of those years’ office parties, the new Gucci Gift Giving campaign, conceived by Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele, shot by photographer Mark Peckmezian and filmed by director Akinola Davies Jr, portrays a cast of characters impatiently running down the clock to the end of the working day, aimlessly tapping on their keyboards and clock-watching. The date has been in the calendar for months, and there is a palpable frisson of excitement running through the grey and dull landscape of desks, photocopiers and metal filing cabinets. The seasonal decorations have been hastily put up: the tinsel, streamers and balloons are all in their places for this artificial festive setting.     As the clock strikes five, tables are turned and the corporate order of the place is shattered by ‘80s pop music and the popping of corks. Like superheroes transformed by their outfits, the Gucci-clad workers become extrovert clubbers, eager to show off their dance moves on the carpeted dancefloor. Liberated by their outfits and the sounds coming from the tape deck, the co-workers reveal their innermost characters as in a theatrical play where roles are changed and identities shuffled, transforming the normally homogenised surroundings into an exciting fantasy world.     The Gucci Gift Giving Collection offers therefore the key to access this enchanted party, bringing comfort and sparkle in the corporate land. The products were in fact shaped following two distinct families: the first batch is inspired by the cosy warmth of a winter blanket and makes use of a woolly jacquard fabric with houndstooth checks in green and red, while the second celebrates the party spirit with shiny sequins sparkling in a variety of colours from gold and silver to pastels and black.     The GG Marmont 2.0 medium and small chain shoulder bags are given the woolly jacquard treatment, as are small leather goods and luggage pieces, like the East/West Tote and medium backpack. There is also a vintage spirit at play here, as the same fabric is used on the shoes: women’s merino wool lined booties and a new genderless mule, as well as the Gucci Tennis 1977 sneaker in several styles. Other iconic accessories include a baseball cap, bucket hat, earmuffs, socks, a scarf and a poncho.     The same handbags in mini and small chain shoulder models are also offered covered with sparkling sequins, in black, silver, gold and pastel pink and green, and in a striped multicolour version. The effect is achieved by sewing three-millimetre micro sequins onto a silk panel, creating a fabric that shimmers and shines. A mini bucket bag comes in the same material and colours as the GG Marmont designs (including the stripe), and the sequins have also been applied to shoes in the form of women’s slides and loafers, as well as to the Gucci Tennis 1977 sneakers  . For those who wish to match their footwear to their bags, there are also glistening sequin-covered heels. Soft accessories complete the sequin offer: a hairband, beret and gloves in a variety of colours.     A new Gucci Arcade game inspired by the campaign will be released in the Gucci App. Taking the lead from the legendary Conga Master arcade game developed by Undercoders, the latest Gucci digital creation sees players take control of an employee inside an office setting, with the aim of joining up with colleagues to take part in a Conga dance. Bringing the party to multiple platforms, users will also be able to immerse themselves in the Gucci holiday season atmosphere enjoying a 3D experience that recreates the campaign environment. Through these innovative digital contents, Gucci keeps pushing the codes of the House in unexplored virtual territories – tightening the bond between the GG logo and the “Good Game” high five in gaming vernacular. Visiting the microsite created for the occasion, players will discover the Gucci Gift Giving collection while navigating into an interactive and joyful office, being able to purchase their favorite items on Gucci.com through this fully digital path.      The campaign also marks, on November 11th, the launch of the new Gucci packaging that features an ornate green decorative pattern embossed onto paper bags and cardboard boxes. Beige tissue paper featuring the same pattern is used to wrap pieces. Natural-coloured dust bags and suit carriers are also utilised, and throughout the packaging the Gucci logo is rendered in black. Significantly, in keeping with Gucci’s commitment to sustainability, the packaging has been created with strategic design choices at every step to have a reduced impact on the environment. All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. The paper is also colored a unique green at the beginning of the production process to reduce the use of inks. The shopping bag handles are black torchon made of 100% recycled polyester and knotted to avoid using glues. Garment and dust bags materials are a mix of regenerated cotton and recycled polyester. Black grosgrain ribbons are 100% organic cotton. Hangers are made of recycled polystyrene.     Credits: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer: Mark Peckmezian Film Director: Akinola Davies Jr

Alexander McQueen & Smiljan Radic collaborate on a short film
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Alexander McQueen & Smiljan Radic collaborate on a short film

Fashion To celebrate the new retail concept for Alexander McQueen, conceived by creative director, Sarah Burton, and the architect Smiljan Radic, the house releases a short lm focussing on its inception.   Moving between Smiljan Radic’s native Chile – speci cally his Santiago studio and The Right Angle House, a black concrete structure which he designed and built in Vilches – and the Alexander McQueen London agship store, which opened in Old Bond Street in 2019, and which was the rst to showcase the collaboration, the lm sheds new light on the thinking behind it.   The guiding principle is to rede ne the notion of luxury, drawing on the beauty of natural materials and the values of ne craftsmanship and technological innovation that the house of Alexander McQueen represents. Having seen images of The Right Angle House, Sarah Burton contacted Smiljan Radic: the relationship is remarkable not least because he is known for domestic architecture and site-speci c installation and has never worked on a retail project until now.   The materials used in The Right Angle House – wood, concrete and granite among them –are aligned with those in the McQueen store. Both space and form are simple. “This is a space for interaction and contemplation,” Smiljan says of the latter. They are far from the dazzling staples more generally associated with the luxury retail environment.   Only adding to any distinctive qualities, Smiljan Radic works with his wife, the sculptor Marcela Correa, responsible for the artwork in The Right Angle House and the Alexander McQueen agship and also present in the lm. Her rock and tree sculptures are carefully placed to guide visitors on their journey through the store. “We use a lot of sculpture and rocks,” says Smiljan Radic, “because sometimes in new places you need a sense of di erent times... They give a complexity that new places don’t have.”   The nature of Burton’s own designs add the nal, all-important layer to the narrative. The interaction between the space and the materials that have gone into its creation and the collections showcased inside it results in a rare dialogue between di erent times, di erent continents and di erent creative disciplines.     alexandermcqueen.com To celebrate the new retail concept for Alexander McQueen, conceived by creative director, Sarah Burton, and the architect Smiljan Radic, the house releases a short lm focussing on its inception.   Moving between Smiljan Radic’s native Chile – speci cally his Santiago studio and The Right Angle House, a black concrete structure which he designed and built in Vilches – and the Alexander McQueen London agship store, which opened in Old Bond Street in 2019, and which was the rst to showcase the collaboration, the lm sheds new light on the thinking behind it.   The guiding principle is to rede ne the notion of luxury, drawing on the beauty of natural materials and the values of ne craftsmanship and technological innovation that the house of Alexander McQueen represents. Having seen images of The Right Angle House, Sarah Burton contacted Smiljan Radic: the relationship is remarkable not least because he is known for domestic architecture and site-speci c installation and has never worked on a retail project until now.   The materials used in The Right Angle House – wood, concrete and granite among them –are aligned with those in the McQueen store. Both space and form are simple. “This is a space for interaction and contemplation,” Smiljan says of the latter. They are far from the dazzling staples more generally associated with the luxury retail environment.   Only adding to any distinctive qualities, Smiljan Radic works with his wife, the sculptor Marcela Correa, responsible for the artwork in The Right Angle House and the Alexander McQueen agship and also present in the lm. Her rock and tree sculptures are carefully placed to guide visitors on their journey through the store. “We use a lot of sculpture and rocks,” says Smiljan Radic, “because sometimes in new places you need a sense of di erent times... They give a complexity that new places don’t have.”   The nature of Burton’s own designs add the nal, all-important layer to the narrative. The interaction between the space and the materials that have gone into its creation and the collections showcased inside it results in a rare dialogue between di erent times, di erent continents and di erent creative disciplines.     alexandermcqueen.com

GUCCI PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION OUVERTURE
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GUCCI PRESENTS THE NEW COLLECTION OUVERTURE

Fashion Gucci is pleased to announce that its upcoming collection, titled OUVERTURE of Something that Never Ended, will be presented by Creative Director Alessandro Michele through the eponymousmini-series in seven episodes screened during GucciFest, an innovative digital fashion and film festival running from November 16thto 22nd.    Shot in Rome and co-directed by filmmaker Gus Van Sant and Alessandro Michele, the seven-part film series stars the actress, artist and performer Silvia Calderoni in a surreal daily routine in the city, encountering a series of international talents and Friends of the House, including: Paul B. Preciado, Achille Bonito Oliva, Billie Eilish, Darius Khonsary, Lu Han, Jeremy O. Harris, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Arlo Parks, Harry Styles, Sasha Waltz and Florence Welch.   The seven episodes will be released daily through the course of the festival as an exclusive broadcast on YouTube Fashion, Weibo, Gucci YouTube and will be embedded on the dedicated site GucciFest.com, gradually revealing the new collection day by day.   As anticipated by Alessandro Michele last May on the occasion of the release of his manifesto Notes From the Silence, the presentation of the new collection is a joyful and irregular new tale, no longer constrained by the old notion of seasonality, closer to his expressive call and told by blending rules and genres, feeding on new spaces, linguistic codes and communication platforms.    Together with the OUVERTURE of Something that Never Endedseries, the GucciFest will also be screening fashion films celebrating the works of fifteen independent young designers: Ahluwalia, Shanel Campbell, Stefan Cooke, Cormio, Charles De Vilmorin, JordanLuca, Mowalola, Yueqi Qi, Rave Review, Gui Rosa, Rui, Bianca Saunders, Collina Strada, Boramy Viguier, and Gareth Wrighton. Proudly supported by the House, these talented emerging designers were selected by Creative Director Alessandro Michele to showcase their collections across the digital platforms of the GucciFest.    The full GucciFest will be broadcast from November 16th to 22nd on You Tube Fashion, Weibo, Gucci YouTube and embedded on the dedicated site Guccifest.com. The complete program of the GucciFest week will be available from November 13th. Gucci is pleased to announce that its upcoming collection, titled OUVERTURE of Something that Never Ended, will be presented by Creative Director Alessandro Michele through the eponymousmini-series in seven episodes screened during GucciFest, an innovative digital fashion and film festival running from November 16thto 22nd.    Shot in Rome and co-directed by filmmaker Gus Van Sant and Alessandro Michele, the seven-part film series stars the actress, artist and performer Silvia Calderoni in a surreal daily routine in the city, encountering a series of international talents and Friends of the House, including: Paul B. Preciado, Achille Bonito Oliva, Billie Eilish, Darius Khonsary, Lu Han, Jeremy O. Harris, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Arlo Parks, Harry Styles, Sasha Waltz and Florence Welch.   The seven episodes will be released daily through the course of the festival as an exclusive broadcast on YouTube Fashion, Weibo, Gucci YouTube and will be embedded on the dedicated site GucciFest.com, gradually revealing the new collection day by day.   As anticipated by Alessandro Michele last May on the occasion of the release of his manifesto Notes From the Silence, the presentation of the new collection is a joyful and irregular new tale, no longer constrained by the old notion of seasonality, closer to his expressive call and told by blending rules and genres, feeding on new spaces, linguistic codes and communication platforms.    Together with the OUVERTURE of Something that Never Endedseries, the GucciFest will also be screening fashion films celebrating the works of fifteen independent young designers: Ahluwalia, Shanel Campbell, Stefan Cooke, Cormio, Charles De Vilmorin, JordanLuca, Mowalola, Yueqi Qi, Rave Review, Gui Rosa, Rui, Bianca Saunders, Collina Strada, Boramy Viguier, and Gareth Wrighton. Proudly supported by the House, these talented emerging designers were selected by Creative Director Alessandro Michele to showcase their collections across the digital platforms of the GucciFest.    The full GucciFest will be broadcast from November 16th to 22nd on You Tube Fashion, Weibo, Gucci YouTube and embedded on the dedicated site Guccifest.com. The complete program of the GucciFest week will be available from November 13th.

Alexander McQueen is pleased to announce the launch of the gifting collection
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Alexander McQueen is pleased to announce the launch of the gifting collection

Accessories Alexander McQueen is pleased to announce the launch of the gifting collection for the holiday season.   A mix of exciting pieces and exclusive new designs, it includes jewellery, bags, evening clutches, scarves and central to the o ering, a set of beautifully designed playing cards and an Alexander McQueen alphabet of gold and silver pendants and sneaker charms. With their sharp edges, antique nish and instantly recognisable metal skulls, letters are the embodiment of the juxtaposition between a respect for tradition and innovation that lies at the heart of the house. Alexander McQueen is pleased to announce the launch of the gifting collection for the holiday season.   A mix of exciting pieces and exclusive new designs, it includes jewellery, bags, evening clutches, scarves and central to the o ering, a set of beautifully designed playing cards and an Alexander McQueen alphabet of gold and silver pendants and sneaker charms. With their sharp edges, antique nish and instantly recognisable metal skulls, letters are the embodiment of the juxtaposition between a respect for tradition and innovation that lies at the heart of the house.

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