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Christian Dior presents the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2021 Collection
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Christian Dior presents the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2021 Collection

Fashion Week Christian Dior was passionate about the divinatory arts and signs of destiny. His autobiography is punctuated with often fateful encounters with visionary personalities: “It will be extraordinary. Your house will revolutionize fashion!” he recalled of a prophecy come true.     Tarot cards are among the keys to accessing the magical realm, to explore the unknown while fearlessly looking deep inside oneself. Maria Grazia Chiuri immediately felt a connection with these imaginary worlds and this visual language whose symbolic lexicon is rich in complex and fascinating characters. In uncertain times marked by a palpable desire to reconnect with the world’s soul, Maria Grazia Chiuri wished to explore, through the spring-summer 2021 haute couture collection, the mysterious and pluralistic beauty of the tarot in a series of dresses featuring virtuoso constructions; manifest proof that couture remains the ultimate territory of experimentation and possibility.     A series of extraordinary evening gowns features abstract constructions, some with veritable bas-relief openwork bodices punctuated with illustrations by Pietro Ruffo. In this spirit, the Roman artist created a singular deck of cards in which characters disclose the graphic energy of the symbols. Dior gray appears in tweed, cashmere and organza on shirts, skirts, pants and capes. Meanwhile, the Bar jacket is revisited in black velvet, its curves reinterpreted to express a new attitude.     In his staging of these haute couture creations, Matteo Garrone, one of Italy’s most high-profile directors, builds on the narrative iconography by drawing on the visual force of the Visconti-Sforza tarot. Decorated by the illuminator Bonifacio Bembo for the Duke of Milan in the 15th century, this tarot deck illustrates the marvelous tale of this collection. Splendid cards embellished in gold, enamel, and vegetal and geometric interlacing have a solemn and enigmatic presence, revealing an inner journey, like an adventure of self- discovery. A voyage to the heart of a castle populated by characters embodying the major arcana who question and disorient, inviting the viewer to look at the world from a new perspective. In the director’s interpretation, this quest surpasses gender boundaries, presenting a synthesis of masculine and feminine in a new heraldic mythology evoking the enchanted worlds Matteo Garrone loves.     A clairvoyant asks to draw a card in a deck designed as a catalogue of possibilities, a cryptic dictionary of the world. The High Priestess, the Empress, Justice, and the Fool are notably sublimated through excellence of savoir-faire celebrating the art of weaving: lace is inlaid with hand-painted embellishments, golden velvet is enlivened with the signs of the zodiac and precious jacquards are sprinkled with stars, while a cape in multicolored feathers showcases 3D volumes.     In this story, the insider always needs the feminine complement and vice versa, because only such a fusion makes it possible to approach a formative path leading to self-awareness. As Italo Calvino points out in The Castle of Crossed Destinies: “The world has to be read upside-down”.     Christian Dior was passionate about the divinatory arts and signs of destiny. His autobiography is punctuated with often fateful encounters with visionary personalities: “It will be extraordinary. Your house will revolutionize fashion!” he recalled of a prophecy come true.     Tarot cards are among the keys to accessing the magical realm, to explore the unknown while fearlessly looking deep inside oneself. Maria Grazia Chiuri immediately felt a connection with these imaginary worlds and this visual language whose symbolic lexicon is rich in complex and fascinating characters. In uncertain times marked by a palpable desire to reconnect with the world’s soul, Maria Grazia Chiuri wished to explore, through the spring-summer 2021 haute couture collection, the mysterious and pluralistic beauty of the tarot in a series of dresses featuring virtuoso constructions; manifest proof that couture remains the ultimate territory of experimentation and possibility.     A series of extraordinary evening gowns features abstract constructions, some with veritable bas-relief openwork bodices punctuated with illustrations by Pietro Ruffo. In this spirit, the Roman artist created a singular deck of cards in which characters disclose the graphic energy of the symbols. Dior gray appears in tweed, cashmere and organza on shirts, skirts, pants and capes. Meanwhile, the Bar jacket is revisited in black velvet, its curves reinterpreted to express a new attitude.     In his staging of these haute couture creations, Matteo Garrone, one of Italy’s most high-profile directors, builds on the narrative iconography by drawing on the visual force of the Visconti-Sforza tarot. Decorated by the illuminator Bonifacio Bembo for the Duke of Milan in the 15th century, this tarot deck illustrates the marvelous tale of this collection. Splendid cards embellished in gold, enamel, and vegetal and geometric interlacing have a solemn and enigmatic presence, revealing an inner journey, like an adventure of self- discovery. A voyage to the heart of a castle populated by characters embodying the major arcana who question and disorient, inviting the viewer to look at the world from a new perspective. In the director’s interpretation, this quest surpasses gender boundaries, presenting a synthesis of masculine and feminine in a new heraldic mythology evoking the enchanted worlds Matteo Garrone loves.     A clairvoyant asks to draw a card in a deck designed as a catalogue of possibilities, a cryptic dictionary of the world. The High Priestess, the Empress, Justice, and the Fool are notably sublimated through excellence of savoir-faire celebrating the art of weaving: lace is inlaid with hand-painted embellishments, golden velvet is enlivened with the signs of the zodiac and precious jacquards are sprinkled with stars, while a cape in multicolored feathers showcases 3D volumes.     In this story, the insider always needs the feminine complement and vice versa, because only such a fusion makes it possible to approach a formative path leading to self-awareness. As Italo Calvino points out in The Castle of Crossed Destinies: “The world has to be read upside-down”.    

Exclusive editorial by Urša Premik
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Exclusive editorial by Urša Premik

Fashion Seniors wear their whole life story in their pores, scars and wrinkles and I have admired them my whole life. this project has been a crazy rollercoaster from the start. Me and my team took them on a road trip, because I wanted them to have the most amazing experience and creating this story was my way of saying thank you.       Urša Premik  is a portrait, fashion and commerical photographer, living in Ljubljana, Slovenia. While her photographs were exhibited on many group and solo exhibitions, her work is also published in various publications and magazines. The author has found her passion for photography at an early age and has been following it intensely ever since. Her work is mostly focused on people because they are her main source of artistic inspiration. When photographing them, her aim is to extract each of their individual energies, which can be seen through out her artistic opus. Her main goal isn’t to only capture their beauty, but to also bring out who their really are as a person.     ____________________________________ Photographer : Ursa Premik // www.ursapremik.com // @ursapremik Stylist : Barbara Podlogar & Lovro Ivancic // www.bpodlogar.com // @barbpod // @donshanell // Makeup : Neza Knific // @nesha.knific Assistant of photographer : Anze Vrabl // @anze_vrabl Hair : Simon Volcic // @simonvolcic Casting : Alenka Krc // @alena_spazmova Models : Jule, Franjo, Natalija and Sonja Special Thanks : Rok Rainer, Matic Fendre Seniors wear their whole life story in their pores, scars and wrinkles and I have admired them my whole life. this project has been a crazy rollercoaster from the start. Me and my team took them on a road trip, because I wanted them to have the most amazing experience and creating this story was my way of saying thank you.       Urša Premik  is a portrait, fashion and commerical photographer, living in Ljubljana, Slovenia. While her photographs were exhibited on many group and solo exhibitions, her work is also published in various publications and magazines. The author has found her passion for photography at an early age and has been following it intensely ever since. Her work is mostly focused on people because they are her main source of artistic inspiration. When photographing them, her aim is to extract each of their individual energies, which can be seen through out her artistic opus. Her main goal isn’t to only capture their beauty, but to also bring out who their really are as a person.     ____________________________________ Photographer : Ursa Premik // www.ursapremik.com // @ursapremik Stylist : Barbara Podlogar & Lovro Ivancic // www.bpodlogar.com // @barbpod // @donshanell // Makeup : Neza Knific // @nesha.knific Assistant of photographer : Anze Vrabl // @anze_vrabl Hair : Simon Volcic // @simonvolcic Casting : Alenka Krc // @alena_spazmova Models : Jule, Franjo, Natalija and Sonja Special Thanks : Rok Rainer, Matic Fendre

LOEWE presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021
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LOEWE presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week All cut up: the LOEWE Fall Winter 2021 men's runway collection presents a collage of dream-like fictional characters—cutting and rearranging becomes an act of editing and inventing.     Creative director Jonathan Anderson keeps the expression dry and the spirit light, with clean silhouettes and precise cuts. Tribute is paid to the work of artist Joe Brainard through prints and jacquards that run over garments and accessories, but it is also celebrated as a method and mindset: collage. T-shirts and jumpers are multiplied into triplets; sheets with artworks are printed bluntly onto the front and lapels of a blazer.     A detour amongst the tropes, the clichés even, of iconic subcultures unfolds. Different elements are sliced, dissected, distorted, dried up and then assembled again in subversive disorder: the stripy jumpers of grunge, the humongous trousers and wallabees of rave, the bondage stovepipes and mohair knits of punk, the shaggy shearling of hippies, the black of beatniks and the duffel coats of mods. The classicism of the trenchcoat and plain utilitarianism of the peacoat are also subverted. The angularity and bright colors of new wave polish everything off with a bang.     Ajour jumpers. Coats that ow and move. Cardigans with matching culottes. Triple tops. Leather bondage trousers. Collage prints. Extra baggy trousers. A sense of thoughtful accumulation: each garment is a collage, therefore the look becomes a collage of collages.     Key footwear styles include Chelsea boots, suede boots and wallabees. Highlight bags featuring Joe Brainard’s work include a round bumbag and roll top backpack in printed nylon, and the multifaceted Puzzle bag and bumbag in classic calf with leather marquetry—each emblazoned with the artist’s iconic Pansies. Double handle totes appear in Anagram jacquard and calf, as well as classic calf and canvas combinations. All cut up: the LOEWE Fall Winter 2021 men's runway collection presents a collage of dream-like fictional characters—cutting and rearranging becomes an act of editing and inventing.     Creative director Jonathan Anderson keeps the expression dry and the spirit light, with clean silhouettes and precise cuts. Tribute is paid to the work of artist Joe Brainard through prints and jacquards that run over garments and accessories, but it is also celebrated as a method and mindset: collage. T-shirts and jumpers are multiplied into triplets; sheets with artworks are printed bluntly onto the front and lapels of a blazer.     A detour amongst the tropes, the clichés even, of iconic subcultures unfolds. Different elements are sliced, dissected, distorted, dried up and then assembled again in subversive disorder: the stripy jumpers of grunge, the humongous trousers and wallabees of rave, the bondage stovepipes and mohair knits of punk, the shaggy shearling of hippies, the black of beatniks and the duffel coats of mods. The classicism of the trenchcoat and plain utilitarianism of the peacoat are also subverted. The angularity and bright colors of new wave polish everything off with a bang.     Ajour jumpers. Coats that ow and move. Cardigans with matching culottes. Triple tops. Leather bondage trousers. Collage prints. Extra baggy trousers. A sense of thoughtful accumulation: each garment is a collage, therefore the look becomes a collage of collages.     Key footwear styles include Chelsea boots, suede boots and wallabees. Highlight bags featuring Joe Brainard’s work include a round bumbag and roll top backpack in printed nylon, and the multifaceted Puzzle bag and bumbag in classic calf with leather marquetry—each emblazoned with the artist’s iconic Pansies. Double handle totes appear in Anagram jacquard and calf, as well as classic calf and canvas combinations.

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Editorial by Kat Irlin
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Editorial by Kat Irlin

Fashion New mini editorial, captured by Kat Irlin.     Model - sasha Melnychuk Makeup - Jodie Boland  Hair - Riad Azar  location - national arts club  New mini editorial, captured by Kat Irlin.     Model - sasha Melnychuk Makeup - Jodie Boland  Hair - Riad Azar  location - national arts club 

Alled-Martinez presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021
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Alled-Martinez presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week Alled-Martinez ́s Fall-Winter 2021 Collection explores the aesthetics of real experiences close to designer Archie Alled-Martinez revisiting the foundations of the brand and recalling the key terms that shape its spirit: daringness, comfort and a rather cheeky elegance.     This short film shot at designer ́s hometown stars a young cast of local collaborators of the brand fully styled in Alled-Martinez that, powered by the boldness often offered to us by night, take us to Archie ́s personal imaginarium and help us contextualising the inspirations behind his FW21.     Insisting in the importance the brand places in the cut, the textiles and a perfect fitting, Alled- Martinez rediscovers its appeal reinforcing the comfort and wearability of its garments.     To the slinky-yet-sleek tailoring, signature styles of the brand, Alled-Martinez introduces new elements that emphasize his devotion for the technical aspects of his work. Velour, devoré/see- through effect garments or the illusion moiré pieces are some of the most remarkable features this season, all of them helping defy our preconceived ideas of where the limits of knitwear can be. Alled-Martinez ́s Fall-Winter 2021 Collection explores the aesthetics of real experiences close to designer Archie Alled-Martinez revisiting the foundations of the brand and recalling the key terms that shape its spirit: daringness, comfort and a rather cheeky elegance.     This short film shot at designer ́s hometown stars a young cast of local collaborators of the brand fully styled in Alled-Martinez that, powered by the boldness often offered to us by night, take us to Archie ́s personal imaginarium and help us contextualising the inspirations behind his FW21.     Insisting in the importance the brand places in the cut, the textiles and a perfect fitting, Alled- Martinez rediscovers its appeal reinforcing the comfort and wearability of its garments.     To the slinky-yet-sleek tailoring, signature styles of the brand, Alled-Martinez introduces new elements that emphasize his devotion for the technical aspects of his work. Velour, devoré/see- through effect garments or the illusion moiré pieces are some of the most remarkable features this season, all of them helping defy our preconceived ideas of where the limits of knitwear can be.

Iris van Herpen presents 'Roots of Rebirth'
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Iris van Herpen presents 'Roots of Rebirth'

Fashion Week Iris van Herpen shows her latest collection 'Roots of Rebirth' during Paris Haute Couture Week on January 25th 2021. During such rarefied times, the designer explores a symbiosis of high technology and the artisanal craftsmanship of couture, through a collection that references the intricacy of fungi and the entanglement of life that breathes beneath our feet. Through 'Roots of Rebirth', Van Herpen notions towards the miraculous lacery of interconnectedness from the natural 'wood wide web,' weaving a dialogue between the terrestrial and the underworld.     The work of Iris van Herpen is often described as ethereal and transcendental; a chimeric exposition, radiating shapes that reference the relationship between the human body and the natural world. This season, the Dutch designer explores the rich, yet deeply fragile interconnectedness of an unfamiliar world, the enigmatic fungi empire and the life-bearing fine threads of mycelium. The collection details the extraordinary existence of this winding 'fabric of life,' the marveling world of undergrowth tapestry. In reference to the book penned by scientist Merlin Sheldrake, 'Entangled Life' notes that 'fungi is the ecological connective tissue, the living seam by which much of the world is stitched into relation.'     "Thinking about fungi makes the world look different. These astonishing organisms challenge our animal imaginations and make questions of many of our well-worn concepts, from individuality to intelligence." - Merlin Sheldrake Iris van Herpen shows her latest collection 'Roots of Rebirth' during Paris Haute Couture Week on January 25th 2021. During such rarefied times, the designer explores a symbiosis of high technology and the artisanal craftsmanship of couture, through a collection that references the intricacy of fungi and the entanglement of life that breathes beneath our feet. Through 'Roots of Rebirth', Van Herpen notions towards the miraculous lacery of interconnectedness from the natural 'wood wide web,' weaving a dialogue between the terrestrial and the underworld.     The work of Iris van Herpen is often described as ethereal and transcendental; a chimeric exposition, radiating shapes that reference the relationship between the human body and the natural world. This season, the Dutch designer explores the rich, yet deeply fragile interconnectedness of an unfamiliar world, the enigmatic fungi empire and the life-bearing fine threads of mycelium. The collection details the extraordinary existence of this winding 'fabric of life,' the marveling world of undergrowth tapestry. In reference to the book penned by scientist Merlin Sheldrake, 'Entangled Life' notes that 'fungi is the ecological connective tissue, the living seam by which much of the world is stitched into relation.'     "Thinking about fungi makes the world look different. These astonishing organisms challenge our animal imaginations and make questions of many of our well-worn concepts, from individuality to intelligence." - Merlin Sheldrake

Isabel Marant presents the new men's collection for Fall & Winter 2021
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Isabel Marant presents the new men's collection for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week CLASS OF 2021   Another year begins in the Isabel Marant cloakroom. The Fall-Winter 2021 silhouette that mixes comfortable pieces with reinterpreted formal staples reflects an adaptation to a disrupted way of life. Vintage sportswear-inspired garments set the pace for the collection: striped knitted polo shirts, puffer jackets, polar fleece hoodie. Floral patterns blend surprisingly with a technical windbreaker jacket. The contrast between inside and out paves the way for a new kind of uniform where a wool suit jacket meets dazzling sweatpants. A blanket-like scarf sticks out from a tote bag. The almost grunge layering of colors and prints is softened by the presence of neutral fabrics that create an immediate sense of timelessness. Shearling takes the form of either a hooded jacket or a college teddy with an initial letter. This sport spirit conveys a need for dynamism, further enhanced by the omnipresence of sneakers. The Isabel Marant man has dreams of travel and escape that this collection helps fulfill.       MODELS: Alpha Dia, Lucas El Bali, Fernando Lindez, Freek Iven, Leon Dame   IMAGES: Bruno Staub CLASS OF 2021   Another year begins in the Isabel Marant cloakroom. The Fall-Winter 2021 silhouette that mixes comfortable pieces with reinterpreted formal staples reflects an adaptation to a disrupted way of life. Vintage sportswear-inspired garments set the pace for the collection: striped knitted polo shirts, puffer jackets, polar fleece hoodie. Floral patterns blend surprisingly with a technical windbreaker jacket. The contrast between inside and out paves the way for a new kind of uniform where a wool suit jacket meets dazzling sweatpants. A blanket-like scarf sticks out from a tote bag. The almost grunge layering of colors and prints is softened by the presence of neutral fabrics that create an immediate sense of timelessness. Shearling takes the form of either a hooded jacket or a college teddy with an initial letter. This sport spirit conveys a need for dynamism, further enhanced by the omnipresence of sneakers. The Isabel Marant man has dreams of travel and escape that this collection helps fulfill.       MODELS: Alpha Dia, Lucas El Bali, Fernando Lindez, Freek Iven, Leon Dame   IMAGES: Bruno Staub

Hermès presents their new men's AW21 collection
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Hermès presents their new men's AW21 collection

Fashion Week A collection that encourages us to renew the movement of the world. Inside-outside, the clothes leave their framework, offering a palette of games of lines and colours: a source of energy. They bridge different worlds: from the inside to the outside and vice-versa.     Hybrid and practical, the garments are both casual and elegant. Voluptuous or compact materials run headlong into each other in audacious associations that blur the line between formal and informal. Graphic signatures, distorted pockets, playfully asymmetrical. Borrowed from saddlery, the piqûres étrivière orpiqûres lantes are discreetly visible. Graphic lines and geometrical variations design optimistic illusions of movement. An invitation to stroll; energy of journeys. One wants comfort. The quest for suppleness and relaxation is expressed by reduced dimensions and pants with drawstring waists. The colours — cumin, glycin, frost blue — are here playfully blended with tones of liquorice, pepper and petroleum blue. A collection that encourages us to renew the movement of the world. Inside-outside, the clothes leave their framework, offering a palette of games of lines and colours: a source of energy. They bridge different worlds: from the inside to the outside and vice-versa.     Hybrid and practical, the garments are both casual and elegant. Voluptuous or compact materials run headlong into each other in audacious associations that blur the line between formal and informal. Graphic signatures, distorted pockets, playfully asymmetrical. Borrowed from saddlery, the piqûres étrivière orpiqûres lantes are discreetly visible. Graphic lines and geometrical variations design optimistic illusions of movement. An invitation to stroll; energy of journeys. One wants comfort. The quest for suppleness and relaxation is expressed by reduced dimensions and pants with drawstring waists. The colours — cumin, glycin, frost blue — are here playfully blended with tones of liquorice, pepper and petroleum blue.

DIOR PRESENTS THE WINTER 2021-2022 MEN'S COLLECTION
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DIOR PRESENTS THE WINTER 2021-2022 MEN'S COLLECTION

Fashion Week FOR THE WINTER 2021-2022 COLLECTION, KIM JONES CHOSE TO COLLABORATE WITH PETER DOIG, ONE OF THE MOST SINGULAR PAINTERS OF THE LAST THREE DECADES. THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR REINVENTS CEREMONIAL WEAR, A VERITABLE LIVING LINK TO HERITAGE, IN SILHOUETTES INSPIRED BY THE HOUSE’S HAUTE COUTURE SAVOIR-FAIRE AND INFUSED WITH THE BRITISH ARTIST’S BEWITCHING UNIVERSE. HIS PAINTINGS ARE TRANSPOSED ONTO THE PIECES, WHICH MORPH INTO WHITE CANVASES PUNCTUATED WITH VIRTUOSO EMBROIDERY, JACQUARDS AND VIBRANTLY HUED PRINTS. A SERIES OF HATS DESIGNED BY STEPHEN JONES ARE ENHANCED WITH ILLUSTRATIONS PRODUCED BY HAND BY PETER DOIG, EVOKING THE SYMBOLS OF HIS IMAGINATION ALONGSIDE DIOR EMBLEMS. A BOLD CELEBRATION OF THE PASSIONATE, CAPTIVATING DIALOGUE BETWEEN ART AND FASHION. FOR THE WINTER 2021-2022 COLLECTION, KIM JONES CHOSE TO COLLABORATE WITH PETER DOIG, ONE OF THE MOST SINGULAR PAINTERS OF THE LAST THREE DECADES. THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR REINVENTS CEREMONIAL WEAR, A VERITABLE LIVING LINK TO HERITAGE, IN SILHOUETTES INSPIRED BY THE HOUSE’S HAUTE COUTURE SAVOIR-FAIRE AND INFUSED WITH THE BRITISH ARTIST’S BEWITCHING UNIVERSE. HIS PAINTINGS ARE TRANSPOSED ONTO THE PIECES, WHICH MORPH INTO WHITE CANVASES PUNCTUATED WITH VIRTUOSO EMBROIDERY, JACQUARDS AND VIBRANTLY HUED PRINTS. A SERIES OF HATS DESIGNED BY STEPHEN JONES ARE ENHANCED WITH ILLUSTRATIONS PRODUCED BY HAND BY PETER DOIG, EVOKING THE SYMBOLS OF HIS IMAGINATION ALONGSIDE DIOR EMBLEMS. A BOLD CELEBRATION OF THE PASSIONATE, CAPTIVATING DIALOGUE BETWEEN ART AND FASHION.

Dries Van Noten presented his Men's Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 Collection
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Dries Van Noten presented his Men's Autumn-Winter 2021-2022 Collection

Fashion Week   Dressing for our days. A fresh, new-fashioned, take on the familiar. Time-honoured and cherished key elements of the Dries Van Noten wardrobe are designed to subtly heighten their essence and purpose. Emphasis is brought to a tender expression of intimate emotion and feel. The values of sportswear and a formal wardrobe interchange. A study of sensation and the reassurance a garment may offer. Quietly sublimated neutral tones and forms. Feel over effect, function over ornamentation. An abstinence from artifice. Reassuring, unassuming, fun. Whispering precision, purity abstracted, subtly lavish, calm and open, spare, informal, unceremonious, substance with little posture, tactile, fundamental, uncontrived, luxurious, current.     A tonal spectrum. Archetypal neutrals. Muted to fresh, subdued to optimistic, soft to vibrant. Acid and alkaline. Flesh, fawn, plum, gold, mint, sage, pinks, petrol, purple, saffron, ochre, camel, russet, sky, khaki, lemon, coffee. indigo, mustard, dusty pink, coral, anthracite, navy, jet black, cement, ecru, chocolate.     Inspired by traditional tie motifs, a take on scarf prints, zodiac signs, checks, pinstripes revisited, classic shirt stripes, printed denim.     Modern comfort. A play on weight, light, aspect, transparency, touch and even sound. Matt and shine, light reflected. Subtly lavish, Traditional modernity. Washed casual to formal. Ultralight nylon brushed and crisp cottons, distorted poplins, satin, nylon, men’s suiting. Modern and traditional. Twin layer T-shirts. Continued support of traditional mills, fabrics from around the globe.     Soft to sharp structures. Elegant slender volumes contrast with the oversize, ample and easy. Sumptuous. Classic tailoring. Layering and wrapping. Familiar and unassuming. Cropped and elongated. Academic, substantial, long, ease, loose. Slits to sides of formal and casual garments. Cropped ankle lengths. Multi layered and padded to fabrics in a single layer. Pleated high waist trousers can be worn low. Oversize car coats. Trousers from easy and wide to a more strict drainpipe.     Dries Van Noten monogramed metal ring as signature decoration and function. The Dries Van Noten Fat Baby bag for boys now with its padded form inspiring soft structured shoes and sandals. A twist to classic shoes, fusing the spirit of the sporty, rustic, and urbane. Elongated elegant forms are exaggerated and refined. Totes and leather pouches in printed leathers, High-tech moccasins. Nylon back packs sport futuristic prints. Bucket hats in padded nylon. Knit legwarmers seem like boots.     Dressing for our days. A fresh, new-fashioned, take on the familiar. Time-honoured and cherished key elements of the Dries Van Noten wardrobe are designed to subtly heighten their essence and purpose. Emphasis is brought to a tender expression of intimate emotion and feel. The values of sportswear and a formal wardrobe interchange. A study of sensation and the reassurance a garment may offer. Quietly sublimated neutral tones and forms. Feel over effect, function over ornamentation. An abstinence from artifice. Reassuring, unassuming, fun. Whispering precision, purity abstracted, subtly lavish, calm and open, spare, informal, unceremonious, substance with little posture, tactile, fundamental, uncontrived, luxurious, current.     A tonal spectrum. Archetypal neutrals. Muted to fresh, subdued to optimistic, soft to vibrant. Acid and alkaline. Flesh, fawn, plum, gold, mint, sage, pinks, petrol, purple, saffron, ochre, camel, russet, sky, khaki, lemon, coffee. indigo, mustard, dusty pink, coral, anthracite, navy, jet black, cement, ecru, chocolate.     Inspired by traditional tie motifs, a take on scarf prints, zodiac signs, checks, pinstripes revisited, classic shirt stripes, printed denim.     Modern comfort. A play on weight, light, aspect, transparency, touch and even sound. Matt and shine, light reflected. Subtly lavish, Traditional modernity. Washed casual to formal. Ultralight nylon brushed and crisp cottons, distorted poplins, satin, nylon, men’s suiting. Modern and traditional. Twin layer T-shirts. Continued support of traditional mills, fabrics from around the globe.     Soft to sharp structures. Elegant slender volumes contrast with the oversize, ample and easy. Sumptuous. Classic tailoring. Layering and wrapping. Familiar and unassuming. Cropped and elongated. Academic, substantial, long, ease, loose. Slits to sides of formal and casual garments. Cropped ankle lengths. Multi layered and padded to fabrics in a single layer. Pleated high waist trousers can be worn low. Oversize car coats. Trousers from easy and wide to a more strict drainpipe.     Dries Van Noten monogramed metal ring as signature decoration and function. The Dries Van Noten Fat Baby bag for boys now with its padded form inspiring soft structured shoes and sandals. A twist to classic shoes, fusing the spirit of the sporty, rustic, and urbane. Elongated elegant forms are exaggerated and refined. Totes and leather pouches in printed leathers, High-tech moccasins. Nylon back packs sport futuristic prints. Bucket hats in padded nylon. Knit legwarmers seem like boots.  

Valentine's Day with Versace
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Valentine's Day with Versace

Accessories Inspired by love and romance, Versace presents a selection of gifting items that will make your loved one swoon over you for Valentine’s Day. Symbolizing eternal love, the gift selection features timeless designs for men and women. Women’s gifting ideas include new, romantic iterations of the Virtus bag – offered in quilted leather in a pastel palette or precious python skin. Known for her power to entrance with her hypnotic gaze, Medusa represents the power of attraction and the sensation of looking into a loved one’s eyes. The iconic symbol is featured on an array of matching jewelry for him and for her. Crafted from supple leather, a selection of men’s presents is enriched with golden Medusa studs. Imagery complements the enamored mood of the gifting selection. Presents are paired with delicate flowers that symbolize love and affection. Sensual couple portraits are adorned with golden gift accents that further the romantic sentiment. Inspired by love and romance, Versace presents a selection of gifting items that will make your loved one swoon over you for Valentine’s Day. Symbolizing eternal love, the gift selection features timeless designs for men and women. Women’s gifting ideas include new, romantic iterations of the Virtus bag – offered in quilted leather in a pastel palette or precious python skin. Known for her power to entrance with her hypnotic gaze, Medusa represents the power of attraction and the sensation of looking into a loved one’s eyes. The iconic symbol is featured on an array of matching jewelry for him and for her. Crafted from supple leather, a selection of men’s presents is enriched with golden Medusa studs. Imagery complements the enamored mood of the gifting selection. Presents are paired with delicate flowers that symbolize love and affection. Sensual couple portraits are adorned with golden gift accents that further the romantic sentiment.

Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2021
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Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2021

Fashion Week “Within my practice, I contribute to a Black canon of culture and art and its preservation. This is why, to preserve my own output, I record it at length.” –Virgil Abloh, A manifesto according to Virgil Abloh, 2020.     What do you want to be when you grow up? As children, our dreamsand aspirations are personi ed by archetypes: the Artist, theSalesman, the Architect, the Drifter. Familiar characters in ev-eryday society, they are inseparably de ned by their uniforms:the dress codes we associate with professions, lifestyles and knowledge. From head to toe, our minds are inherently trained to outline an archetypical wardrobe to help us identify the character of an individual. Often, these characters are tied to societal presumptions of cultural background, gender, and sexuality.     The Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2021 Men’s Collection investigates the unconscious biases instilled in our collective psyche by the archaic norms of society. Predetermined perceptions, they imbue our outlooks with manmade myths connected to the genetics of peo- ple, ideas and art. Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh employsfashion as a tool to change those preconceptions: keep the codes,but change the values.     The logic respects Black cultural traditions that use gures of speech (irony, punning, ri ing) to play with or reverse the conno- tations of established codes. These techniques create new meanings and subvert established canons; for example, the way a standardEnglish phrase may have an entirely di erent meaning in Blackvernacular English. Virgil Abloh applies these techniques to his design methodology, imbuing the grammar of recognised archetypeswith di erent genetics.     Informed by James Baldwin’s essay Stranger in the Village from 1953, which deals with the parallels between the author’s experi- ences as an African-American man in a Swiss village and his life in America, the show takes place between locations in Switzerlandand Paris. The frames of the performance revolve around the gu-rative notion of the art heist: the myths spun by society aroundorigin and ownership of art, visual references and those who cre-ate. (See: ‘The Performance Art Piece’.)     The conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner constructs a series of aph-orisms-as-patterns tied to these premises: “YOU CAN TELL A BOOK BYITS COVER”, “THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME”, “( SOMEWHERE SOME-HOW )”. Throughout garments and accessories, motifs and techniques play on themes of illusion, replicating the familiar through the deceptive lenses of trompe l’oeil and ltrage, and re-appropriat- ing the normal through extreme elevation. It fuels a study of the un-designed: items devoid of artisticownership and exact historical provenance. The physical show in-vitation is embodied by a balsa wood DIY model plane, an eternalsymbol of boyhood devoid of artistic ownership. Who came up with the paper cup? The metal nail? The pencil? It begs the questionof who can claim creation: who gets to make art, and who gets toconsume it. Conceived outside the art sphere, un-designed and es- sentially “normal” items represent a public domain continuously reinvented and claimed by the sector of art.     As a result, normality is accentuated: the slumber we slip intofollowing periods of social unrest. What does normality look like, what does it mean, and who has the optional privilege to embody it? Virgil Abloh brings his established idea of “Tourist vs. Pur-ist” to the forefront: his term for the outsider, who aspirestowards an esoteric domain of knowledge versus the insider, who already occupies it. The collection detects their respective codes in order to defy and unite them.     In a social climate hankering for a new normal that breaks with the archaic structure of society, archetypes become neotypes. Ifan artist doesn’t ful l our predetermined image of an artist, doesit make them any less of an artist? If a reference that originated in the sphere of the Tourist is altered into a new piece of art,can the Purist claim ownership of that reference? If Kente cloth– the fabric of Virgil Abloh’s cultural heritage – is rendered intartan, does that make Kente any less Ghanaian and tartan any less Scottish? Provenance is reality, while ownership is myth: manmadeinventions now ripe for re-invention. “Within my practice, I contribute to a Black canon of culture and art and its preservation. This is why, to preserve my own output, I record it at length.” –Virgil Abloh, A manifesto according to Virgil Abloh, 2020.     What do you want to be when you grow up? As children, our dreamsand aspirations are personi ed by archetypes: the Artist, theSalesman, the Architect, the Drifter. Familiar characters in ev-eryday society, they are inseparably de ned by their uniforms:the dress codes we associate with professions, lifestyles and knowledge. From head to toe, our minds are inherently trained to outline an archetypical wardrobe to help us identify the character of an individual. Often, these characters are tied to societal presumptions of cultural background, gender, and sexuality.     The Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2021 Men’s Collection investigates the unconscious biases instilled in our collective psyche by the archaic norms of society. Predetermined perceptions, they imbue our outlooks with manmade myths connected to the genetics of peo- ple, ideas and art. Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh employsfashion as a tool to change those preconceptions: keep the codes,but change the values.     The logic respects Black cultural traditions that use gures of speech (irony, punning, ri ing) to play with or reverse the conno- tations of established codes. These techniques create new meanings and subvert established canons; for example, the way a standardEnglish phrase may have an entirely di erent meaning in Blackvernacular English. Virgil Abloh applies these techniques to his design methodology, imbuing the grammar of recognised archetypeswith di erent genetics.     Informed by James Baldwin’s essay Stranger in the Village from 1953, which deals with the parallels between the author’s experi- ences as an African-American man in a Swiss village and his life in America, the show takes place between locations in Switzerlandand Paris. The frames of the performance revolve around the gu-rative notion of the art heist: the myths spun by society aroundorigin and ownership of art, visual references and those who cre-ate. (See: ‘The Performance Art Piece’.)     The conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner constructs a series of aph-orisms-as-patterns tied to these premises: “YOU CAN TELL A BOOK BYITS COVER”, “THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME”, “( SOMEWHERE SOME-HOW )”. Throughout garments and accessories, motifs and techniques play on themes of illusion, replicating the familiar through the deceptive lenses of trompe l’oeil and ltrage, and re-appropriat- ing the normal through extreme elevation. It fuels a study of the un-designed: items devoid of artisticownership and exact historical provenance. The physical show in-vitation is embodied by a balsa wood DIY model plane, an eternalsymbol of boyhood devoid of artistic ownership. Who came up with the paper cup? The metal nail? The pencil? It begs the questionof who can claim creation: who gets to make art, and who gets toconsume it. Conceived outside the art sphere, un-designed and es- sentially “normal” items represent a public domain continuously reinvented and claimed by the sector of art.     As a result, normality is accentuated: the slumber we slip intofollowing periods of social unrest. What does normality look like, what does it mean, and who has the optional privilege to embody it? Virgil Abloh brings his established idea of “Tourist vs. Pur-ist” to the forefront: his term for the outsider, who aspirestowards an esoteric domain of knowledge versus the insider, who already occupies it. The collection detects their respective codes in order to defy and unite them.     In a social climate hankering for a new normal that breaks with the archaic structure of society, archetypes become neotypes. Ifan artist doesn’t ful l our predetermined image of an artist, doesit make them any less of an artist? If a reference that originated in the sphere of the Tourist is altered into a new piece of art,can the Purist claim ownership of that reference? If Kente cloth– the fabric of Virgil Abloh’s cultural heritage – is rendered intartan, does that make Kente any less Ghanaian and tartan any less Scottish? Provenance is reality, while ownership is myth: manmadeinventions now ripe for re-invention.

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