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

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

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

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

ETRO PRESENTS WOMEN’S FALL WINTER 2021/22 COLLECTION
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ETRO PRESENTS WOMEN’S FALL WINTER 2021/22 COLLECTION

Fashion Week Born in 1968, ETRO features the word “Freedom” hard wired into its DNA.     What does freedom mean today? Self-expression, for sure. And who better than artists interpret this desire for self-expression? Channeling a non-conformist and independent aesthetic, Veronica Etro explores the universes of Rudolf Nureyev and Jimi Hendrix, artists sharing the same free-spirited, rebellious attitude.     Pictures showing him off-duty reveal the private intimacy of the ballet superstar, whose passion for Renzo Mongiardino’s home decors resonates in the sense of vibrant exoticism that is deeply rooted in the ETRO DNA. Nureyev’s sophistication meets Jimi Hendrix’s indie style with his languid embroidered robe coats, fringed blazers and evening vest dresses. The result is a wardrobe of special pieces but at the same time real characterized by a loose and comfortable silhouette.     Inspired by Russian ballets’ motifs and geometric intarsia, precious prints are juxtaposed to the embroideries of Nureyev’s costumes that Gimmo Etro, founder of the fashion house, has collected over 30 years. Upholstery patterns and tiger prints evoke Jimi Hendrix’s exotic world.     Patchwork coats infused with an artsy-crafty spirit find place next to urban quilted anoraks and cozy knits to wrap around the body. Mannish suits are rendered in brocades, while corduroy baggy pants show tie dye motifs. Tops with inlaid bibs exude feminine sophistication, highlighted by the mini and maxi dresses cinched at the waist by belts showing embossed metal buckles. Hoodies, washed jeans, leggings and outerwear, including bombers, parkas and puffers, add a touch of streetwear appeal to the collection. Its nomadic spirit is exalted by the use of flat boots and the canvas Pegaso camera cases featuring multiple pouches.     In this rich, diverse universe, the ETRO woman walks across an industrial space filled with light where Paisley motifs decorate like a tattoo the catwalk. The essential location is like a white canvas, where ETRO stages a rich, colourful fashion concept, introduced by songwriter Arlissa performing live from Los Angeles.     The brand’s colour sensibility and its exquisite craftsmanship meet an effortless, dynamic attitude echoing today’s independent spirit.       Music: Live Performance by ArlissaStyling: Geraldine SaglioHair: Sam McKnight, Eamonn Hughes - Agency: Premier Hair and Make-UpMake Up: Petros Petrohilos - Agency: StreetersManicure: Giovanna Demarco - Agency: Atomo ManagementCasting Director: Piergiorgio Del MoroProduction Agency: Eyesight GroupVideo Production: IDI ProductionLocation: BASE MILANO - Via Tortona, 54 MilanLocation for Arlissa’s performance: The West Hollywood EDITION Born in 1968, ETRO features the word “Freedom” hard wired into its DNA.     What does freedom mean today? Self-expression, for sure. And who better than artists interpret this desire for self-expression? Channeling a non-conformist and independent aesthetic, Veronica Etro explores the universes of Rudolf Nureyev and Jimi Hendrix, artists sharing the same free-spirited, rebellious attitude.     Pictures showing him off-duty reveal the private intimacy of the ballet superstar, whose passion for Renzo Mongiardino’s home decors resonates in the sense of vibrant exoticism that is deeply rooted in the ETRO DNA. Nureyev’s sophistication meets Jimi Hendrix’s indie style with his languid embroidered robe coats, fringed blazers and evening vest dresses. The result is a wardrobe of special pieces but at the same time real characterized by a loose and comfortable silhouette.     Inspired by Russian ballets’ motifs and geometric intarsia, precious prints are juxtaposed to the embroideries of Nureyev’s costumes that Gimmo Etro, founder of the fashion house, has collected over 30 years. Upholstery patterns and tiger prints evoke Jimi Hendrix’s exotic world.     Patchwork coats infused with an artsy-crafty spirit find place next to urban quilted anoraks and cozy knits to wrap around the body. Mannish suits are rendered in brocades, while corduroy baggy pants show tie dye motifs. Tops with inlaid bibs exude feminine sophistication, highlighted by the mini and maxi dresses cinched at the waist by belts showing embossed metal buckles. Hoodies, washed jeans, leggings and outerwear, including bombers, parkas and puffers, add a touch of streetwear appeal to the collection. Its nomadic spirit is exalted by the use of flat boots and the canvas Pegaso camera cases featuring multiple pouches.     In this rich, diverse universe, the ETRO woman walks across an industrial space filled with light where Paisley motifs decorate like a tattoo the catwalk. The essential location is like a white canvas, where ETRO stages a rich, colourful fashion concept, introduced by songwriter Arlissa performing live from Los Angeles.     The brand’s colour sensibility and its exquisite craftsmanship meet an effortless, dynamic attitude echoing today’s independent spirit.       Music: Live Performance by ArlissaStyling: Geraldine SaglioHair: Sam McKnight, Eamonn Hughes - Agency: Premier Hair and Make-UpMake Up: Petros Petrohilos - Agency: StreetersManicure: Giovanna Demarco - Agency: Atomo ManagementCasting Director: Piergiorgio Del MoroProduction Agency: Eyesight GroupVideo Production: IDI ProductionLocation: BASE MILANO - Via Tortona, 54 MilanLocation for Arlissa’s performance: The West Hollywood EDITION

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GCDS UNVEILS NEW FALL & WINTER COLLECTION
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GCDS UNVEILS NEW FALL & WINTER COLLECTION

Fashion Week For Fall/Winter 2021, GCDS—by Creative Director Giuliano Calza—takes a trip down an edible-infused rabbit hole. Starting with an idea of mind-altering candies (and, in fact, partnering with the Italian confectionery Leone), Calza’s exploration of mood, vibe, euphoric highs and come-down lows arrives through a tactile and varied lineup, along with a short film accompanying it directed by Albert Moya (known for his pure, raw sense of emotion) and with photography direction by Dani Fernández Abello (who has won numerous accolades for his work with FKA Twigs, A$AP Rocky, and more). The result is an ASMR-fueled symphony—starring Maisie Williams, opened by Rina Lipa and closed by Lara Mullen—highlighted by fabric movement, external sounds like a sandstorm and rain, and a whispering voice over.     Ultimately, Calza found himself reflecting deeply on what it means to be alive in this moment, in February of 2021. The designer has adjusted his process to capture something more personal and internalized, tapping into our shifting understandings of self, of culture, and of style under the compression of today’s challenges. We’re all feeling the pressure; we all need an escape (and even if that escape is fraught with challenges or anxiety, it matters, because we now live in a world where constant learning and adaptation is essential). Tasting the highs, in this case through hue and sparkle and dashes of optimism, is akin to that first hit of candy.     This new GCDS complex features both womenswear and menswear, with an expansive array on offer that centers around plush, rich materials and a more grown-up approach. Body-conscious dresses hold cutouts and chain details; tinsel flashes from another frock and glitter glints on blazers, like lights reflected in your eyes at moments of peak elation. A more serious, brooding element complements the ebullience; all-black pieces, including tank-tops, trousers and utility jackets, add a shadow-slick offset. In between, layers of saffron and icy pink—along with pops of Pop (like logomania earrings, our eye catching Resina Moon Bag, faux-fur clogs, faux-fur yellow boots and Looney Tunes character embroideries)—lend heady intrigue. Icon-woven knitwear is threaded throughout, signaling this GCDS excursion. The trip, in the end, takes you across and in between all of these mindsets; it is a symphony of emotion, of jolts of color and swaths of shading, of crystals and textures and dynamism found somewhere between reality and a dream.     “Right now, every trip counts,” says Calza. “Every perception, every reaction. Dark times lead to good times, and we must recognize every piece of this forward motion. We must learn from it, and we must allow our new selves to be reborn.”     Two key partnerships are included in Fall/Winter 2021: Moon Boot and Alcantara. Moon Boot’s iconic shape has been reworked in faux-shearling, with GCDS logos appearing on the bias. Alcantara is a special luxury material that is Made in Italy; its carbon-neutral composition is sustainably made and notably soft in texture, and is used across multiple industries. Calza has worked this material, which is also breathable, lightweight and low-maintenance, into tracksuits, jackets and dresses. For Fall/Winter 2021, GCDS—by Creative Director Giuliano Calza—takes a trip down an edible-infused rabbit hole. Starting with an idea of mind-altering candies (and, in fact, partnering with the Italian confectionery Leone), Calza’s exploration of mood, vibe, euphoric highs and come-down lows arrives through a tactile and varied lineup, along with a short film accompanying it directed by Albert Moya (known for his pure, raw sense of emotion) and with photography direction by Dani Fernández Abello (who has won numerous accolades for his work with FKA Twigs, A$AP Rocky, and more). The result is an ASMR-fueled symphony—starring Maisie Williams, opened by Rina Lipa and closed by Lara Mullen—highlighted by fabric movement, external sounds like a sandstorm and rain, and a whispering voice over.     Ultimately, Calza found himself reflecting deeply on what it means to be alive in this moment, in February of 2021. The designer has adjusted his process to capture something more personal and internalized, tapping into our shifting understandings of self, of culture, and of style under the compression of today’s challenges. We’re all feeling the pressure; we all need an escape (and even if that escape is fraught with challenges or anxiety, it matters, because we now live in a world where constant learning and adaptation is essential). Tasting the highs, in this case through hue and sparkle and dashes of optimism, is akin to that first hit of candy.     This new GCDS complex features both womenswear and menswear, with an expansive array on offer that centers around plush, rich materials and a more grown-up approach. Body-conscious dresses hold cutouts and chain details; tinsel flashes from another frock and glitter glints on blazers, like lights reflected in your eyes at moments of peak elation. A more serious, brooding element complements the ebullience; all-black pieces, including tank-tops, trousers and utility jackets, add a shadow-slick offset. In between, layers of saffron and icy pink—along with pops of Pop (like logomania earrings, our eye catching Resina Moon Bag, faux-fur clogs, faux-fur yellow boots and Looney Tunes character embroideries)—lend heady intrigue. Icon-woven knitwear is threaded throughout, signaling this GCDS excursion. The trip, in the end, takes you across and in between all of these mindsets; it is a symphony of emotion, of jolts of color and swaths of shading, of crystals and textures and dynamism found somewhere between reality and a dream.     “Right now, every trip counts,” says Calza. “Every perception, every reaction. Dark times lead to good times, and we must recognize every piece of this forward motion. We must learn from it, and we must allow our new selves to be reborn.”     Two key partnerships are included in Fall/Winter 2021: Moon Boot and Alcantara. Moon Boot’s iconic shape has been reworked in faux-shearling, with GCDS logos appearing on the bias. Alcantara is a special luxury material that is Made in Italy; its carbon-neutral composition is sustainably made and notably soft in texture, and is used across multiple industries. Calza has worked this material, which is also breathable, lightweight and low-maintenance, into tracksuits, jackets and dresses.

BALENCIAGA LAUNCHES SPEED 3.0
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BALENCIAGA LAUNCHES SPEED 3.0

Accessories Launching on February 25th worldwide, Balenciaga Speed 3.0 is the latest generation in the Speed family, named for its aerodynamic design and weightless sensation. A signature of the House, Balenciaga Speed defies category and expectation with its patented triple arch and form-fitting 3-D knit. Introduced with the Summer 21 collection, Speed 3.0 is the third iteration of Speed Trainer. Its lightweight, molded sole slopes up near the arch, giving the ball and heel of a wearer’s footmore bounce in action.     A Balenciaga logo and a special Speed 3.0 logo adorn the front and back of each sole, respectively. The knit is technical-ribbed and embroidered with a double-B logo on each ankle, giving the 3.0 a noticeably more sock-like appearance and feel. Launching on February 25th worldwide, Balenciaga Speed 3.0 is the latest generation in the Speed family, named for its aerodynamic design and weightless sensation. A signature of the House, Balenciaga Speed defies category and expectation with its patented triple arch and form-fitting 3-D knit. Introduced with the Summer 21 collection, Speed 3.0 is the third iteration of Speed Trainer. Its lightweight, molded sole slopes up near the arch, giving the ball and heel of a wearer’s footmore bounce in action.     A Balenciaga logo and a special Speed 3.0 logo adorn the front and back of each sole, respectively. The knit is technical-ribbed and embroidered with a double-B logo on each ankle, giving the 3.0 a noticeably more sock-like appearance and feel.

PRADA FALL/WINTER 2021 WOMENSWEAR SHOW POSSIBLE FEELINGS II: TRANSMUTE
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PRADA FALL/WINTER 2021 WOMENSWEAR SHOW POSSIBLE FEELINGS II: TRANSMUTE

Fashion Week The Prada Fall/Winter 2021 Womenswear collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons is inspired by the idea of change and transformation, opening possibilities. A fusion between disparate themes and intents mirrors the nature of humanity: a belief in the fact that men and women each hold the masculine and feminine within themselves. This collection explores the space that exists between conventional polar opposites - the point between simplicity and complexity, elegance and practicality, limitation and release, transmuted.     A freedom to transgress boundaries of convention is mirrored by the freedom of the body, its energy, delineated through fitted bodysuits in stretch jacquard-knit, representations of and substitutions for exposed skin. Emphasis on the body serves to highlight action, activity, further underscored by garments with a softness and inherent ease - the attitude of movement, transposed. Pleats and gathers animate dresses. Tailored suits express a universal classicism - paradoxically, vents allow glimpses of the body, unconstrained. Physical freedom reflects an ideology.     Clothes are translated from one intent to another - ornament can become functional, the pragmatic can become decorative. There is a shift between their essential languages. The obvious is re-engineered, so evening-gowns become utilitarian jumpsuits and tailored coats are proposed in bright color or executed in paillettes, transforming and mutating between antonymous purposes. Rectilinear wraps morph, their pure architecture transmuting into the foundation for new forms of outerwear. Executed in re-nylon and jacquard, faux fur and sequins, they retain a closing gesture - another action - symbiotically symbolic of protection, and of grace.     Materiality permits contradiction. Traditionally gendered fabrics are recontextualized. Embellishment is structural, economical, and combinations and juxtapositions of surfaces evoke a tension. This is mirrored by the multitextural environment that envelops the models. They move between spaces within an interior landscape, voids of faux fur and marble by Rem Koolhaas and AMO, against an original soundscape created by Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman. The connotation of these insistent combinations is to challenge divisions between purpose and intention. They are tangible expression of differences brought together in one, to represent a freedom.       With the ambition of repurposing furnishing used for the Prada Group’s shows, the materials utilized in the set of the Fall/Winter 2021 digital shows for both men and women will be upcycled, finding a new life after the events through special product installations and pop-ups around the world. Finally, these materials will be donated to Meta, a circular economy project based in Milan, which offers sustainable solutions to waste disposal within ephemeral events by collecting and recovering materials for selling and rentals. Meta works in collaboration with La Réserve des arts, an association offering a service of collection and recovery of raw materials and decoration waste from fashion shows, making them available to professionals and students in the cultural sector. The Prada Fall/Winter 2021 Womenswear collection by Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons is inspired by the idea of change and transformation, opening possibilities. A fusion between disparate themes and intents mirrors the nature of humanity: a belief in the fact that men and women each hold the masculine and feminine within themselves. This collection explores the space that exists between conventional polar opposites - the point between simplicity and complexity, elegance and practicality, limitation and release, transmuted.     A freedom to transgress boundaries of convention is mirrored by the freedom of the body, its energy, delineated through fitted bodysuits in stretch jacquard-knit, representations of and substitutions for exposed skin. Emphasis on the body serves to highlight action, activity, further underscored by garments with a softness and inherent ease - the attitude of movement, transposed. Pleats and gathers animate dresses. Tailored suits express a universal classicism - paradoxically, vents allow glimpses of the body, unconstrained. Physical freedom reflects an ideology.     Clothes are translated from one intent to another - ornament can become functional, the pragmatic can become decorative. There is a shift between their essential languages. The obvious is re-engineered, so evening-gowns become utilitarian jumpsuits and tailored coats are proposed in bright color or executed in paillettes, transforming and mutating between antonymous purposes. Rectilinear wraps morph, their pure architecture transmuting into the foundation for new forms of outerwear. Executed in re-nylon and jacquard, faux fur and sequins, they retain a closing gesture - another action - symbiotically symbolic of protection, and of grace.     Materiality permits contradiction. Traditionally gendered fabrics are recontextualized. Embellishment is structural, economical, and combinations and juxtapositions of surfaces evoke a tension. This is mirrored by the multitextural environment that envelops the models. They move between spaces within an interior landscape, voids of faux fur and marble by Rem Koolhaas and AMO, against an original soundscape created by Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman. The connotation of these insistent combinations is to challenge divisions between purpose and intention. They are tangible expression of differences brought together in one, to represent a freedom.       With the ambition of repurposing furnishing used for the Prada Group’s shows, the materials utilized in the set of the Fall/Winter 2021 digital shows for both men and women will be upcycled, finding a new life after the events through special product installations and pop-ups around the world. Finally, these materials will be donated to Meta, a circular economy project based in Milan, which offers sustainable solutions to waste disposal within ephemeral events by collecting and recovering materials for selling and rentals. Meta works in collaboration with La Réserve des arts, an association offering a service of collection and recovery of raw materials and decoration waste from fashion shows, making them available to professionals and students in the cultural sector.

SAMSØE SAMSØE COLLABORATES WITH EASTPAK
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SAMSØE SAMSØE COLLABORATES WITH EASTPAK

Fashion The playful outlook and ingrained simplicity of Samsøe Samsøe make the internationally renowned Scandinavian-based fashion house a natural sparring partner for Eastpak. The Danish brand’s minimalist vision on utilitarian streetwear and Eastpak’s iconic shapes proved to be a potent combination. The result is an exclusive capsule collection that stands at the crossroads of functionality and simplicity.     The Samsøe Samsøe x Eastpak collection will launch exclusively online on samsoe.com and on eastpak.com as of February 25th, and in selected stores as of March 1st 2021.     Heavy-duty 420D nylon fabrics forms the solid foundation of this unique collaborative collection. Available in 2 bold colorways – Blue mirage and Black – and shaped into 6 bags and accessories, each item includes functional elements with the contemporary feel of clean lines and minimalist monochromes. All backed - of course - by Eastpak’s famous 30-year warranty. The playful outlook and ingrained simplicity of Samsøe Samsøe make the internationally renowned Scandinavian-based fashion house a natural sparring partner for Eastpak. The Danish brand’s minimalist vision on utilitarian streetwear and Eastpak’s iconic shapes proved to be a potent combination. The result is an exclusive capsule collection that stands at the crossroads of functionality and simplicity.     The Samsøe Samsøe x Eastpak collection will launch exclusively online on samsoe.com and on eastpak.com as of February 25th, and in selected stores as of March 1st 2021.     Heavy-duty 420D nylon fabrics forms the solid foundation of this unique collaborative collection. Available in 2 bold colorways – Blue mirage and Black – and shaped into 6 bags and accessories, each item includes functional elements with the contemporary feel of clean lines and minimalist monochromes. All backed - of course - by Eastpak’s famous 30-year warranty.

LOUIS VUITTON RENDEZ-VOUS
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LOUIS VUITTON RENDEZ-VOUS

Accessories For next Spring, pencil in a meeting with Rendez-Vous, Louis Vuitton’s highly distinguished new bag.     This neo-classic is reminiscent of our precious diaries, with its three compartments protected by a flap and clasp. An understated luxury but with the House’s authentic signature know-how: the finesse of the most beautiful leathers on the outside and the softness of a Monogram-embroidered jacquard on the inside. The engraved chain adds a stylish accent; it can be removed to offer an array of carry options: cross- body, over the shoulder, held in the hand or even next to your heart like a talisman, as suggested in the latest runway show. Naturally, the lock has been directly inherited from the trunk-maker. Its subtle colours – black, camel or beautiful leather red – express the discreet charm of pure refinement. Rendez-Vous is right on time for a tête-à-tête with elegance.     For next Spring, pencil in a meeting with Rendez-Vous, Louis Vuitton’s highly distinguished new bag.     This neo-classic is reminiscent of our precious diaries, with its three compartments protected by a flap and clasp. An understated luxury but with the House’s authentic signature know-how: the finesse of the most beautiful leathers on the outside and the softness of a Monogram-embroidered jacquard on the inside. The engraved chain adds a stylish accent; it can be removed to offer an array of carry options: cross- body, over the shoulder, held in the hand or even next to your heart like a talisman, as suggested in the latest runway show. Naturally, the lock has been directly inherited from the trunk-maker. Its subtle colours – black, camel or beautiful leather red – express the discreet charm of pure refinement. Rendez-Vous is right on time for a tête-à-tête with elegance.    

Max Mara presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021
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Max Mara presents the new collection for Fall & Winter 2021

Fashion Week The Max Mara woman is a self-made queen. Britannic style with an Italian accent. Authentic and sometimes eccentric, it’s been a recurring theme at Max Mara right from the start and it’s the backbone of this anniversary collection. New must-haves include the oversized bomber jackets and "thornproof” jackets in incredibly soft alpaca wool with utility pockets. To be worn with kilts, thick socks and sturdy shoes. And to complete the urban-county mix, there are impeccably tailored suits in tattersall checks, chic graphic tartans, oversize aran knits, velvet elbow patches and jaunty jabots in organza. The Max Mara woman is a self-made queen. Britannic style with an Italian accent. Authentic and sometimes eccentric, it’s been a recurring theme at Max Mara right from the start and it’s the backbone of this anniversary collection. New must-haves include the oversized bomber jackets and "thornproof” jackets in incredibly soft alpaca wool with utility pockets. To be worn with kilts, thick socks and sturdy shoes. And to complete the urban-county mix, there are impeccably tailored suits in tattersall checks, chic graphic tartans, oversize aran knits, velvet elbow patches and jaunty jabots in organza.

MVP Wardrobe presents the new collection for Fall & Winter
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MVP Wardrobe presents the new collection for Fall & Winter

Fashion MVP Wardrobe for this “first collection” Fall Winter 2021 takes inspiration from modern princesses. Special women who have put aside the label and have had the courage to affirm themselves. The best examples are: Emmeline Pankhurst, Lady D, Jacqueline Kennedy,Amelia Earhart and Anne Londonderry Kopchovsky.     The style and charisma of these women is perfectly reflected in the collection: many blazers and coats, with more oversized volumes than usual, that seem stolen from the male wardrobe, longuette skirts, but also mini dresses, trousers and shirts with a classic cut. Denim and knitwear are now among the protagonists of the brand.... The extremely feminine details of the covered buttons and perforated cuts, now a hallmark of MVP Wardrobe items, are inevitable. Crepe, viscose, cool wool, velvet and leather are the fabrics selected for these models with a classic, chic and elegant taste, but at the same time clean and refined. The color palette varies from all the now identifying and continuing shades of the inevitable black and cream, from camel to cream, with touches of strong colours such as red, pink and burgundy. Openwork cuts, geometries, tartan prints characterise and enhance the garments and their volumes. All perfectly mixed and matched in order to obtain sensual and impeccable looks of a true Modern Princess. MVP Wardrobe for this “first collection” Fall Winter 2021 takes inspiration from modern princesses. Special women who have put aside the label and have had the courage to affirm themselves. The best examples are: Emmeline Pankhurst, Lady D, Jacqueline Kennedy,Amelia Earhart and Anne Londonderry Kopchovsky.     The style and charisma of these women is perfectly reflected in the collection: many blazers and coats, with more oversized volumes than usual, that seem stolen from the male wardrobe, longuette skirts, but also mini dresses, trousers and shirts with a classic cut. Denim and knitwear are now among the protagonists of the brand.... The extremely feminine details of the covered buttons and perforated cuts, now a hallmark of MVP Wardrobe items, are inevitable. Crepe, viscose, cool wool, velvet and leather are the fabrics selected for these models with a classic, chic and elegant taste, but at the same time clean and refined. The color palette varies from all the now identifying and continuing shades of the inevitable black and cream, from camel to cream, with touches of strong colours such as red, pink and burgundy. Openwork cuts, geometries, tartan prints characterise and enhance the garments and their volumes. All perfectly mixed and matched in order to obtain sensual and impeccable looks of a true Modern Princess.

FENDI presents the new collection for Fall & Winter
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FENDI presents the new collection for Fall & Winter

Fashion Week Kim Jones’ Ready To Wear Autumn/Winter 2021 collection for FENDI offers a new chapter for the house, presented through an homage to its key codes and the women who have enshrined its legacy. Drawing upon the femininity and savoir-faire which have long defined the FENDI name, this is a celebration of extraordinary Italian elegance as seen from a new perspective.     The wardrobes of the five Fendi sisters offer a foundational resource: from the bell sleeves of a washed mink and bonded suede coat, to the pinstripes of their office attire now rendered in silken shirting or perfectly proportioned wool tailoring. A utilitarian shirt jacket, inspired by Silvia Venturini Fendi’s daily uniform, is elevated into a newly luxurious, shearling iteration with a bonded mink interior.  “The Fendi family are women of intellect who work hard – and that’s what I wanted to celebrate,” notes Jones. “A powerful dynasty.”     Double cashmere and camel outerwear which extends into mink tricot or wool-fringed scarves appears at once profoundly practical and deeply desirable, its form elsewhere translated into draped shirts and dresses. “I’m taking the amazing, strong women who I both know and work with, and listening to their needs,” Jones continues. “There’s a usefulness to the collection, explored in a chic, timeless way.”   Details drawn from Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy – the understated omnipresence of the Karligraphy monogram, or the FENDI Firstshoe whose architectural heel has evolved from an archival sketch – are reworked for a new era, while motifs from Jones’ Couture collection are reprised through marbled silk dresses, rosette blooms or delicate organza embroideries on jacquard knits.     The remarkable craftsmanship of the FENDI ateliers remains omnipresent throughout – in a mink herringbone jacket made featherlight through its suspended construction, leather suiting inset with ajour embroidery, or Karligraphy monograms laser cut into suede. The embossed Selleria stitching applied to gabardine trenches, double cashmere coats or leather accessories is a tribute to that meticulous exceptionalism – a quality most visible to the women who will wear the clothes. “Fun isn’t always just about bright colours,” says Jones. “It can be about really luxurious self indulgence, which pleases the person wearing it more than anyone else.”     This is a collection designed with those women in mind: clothing which translates everyday femininity into hyper-luxurious terrain.     Alongside the collection appears a wealth of new accessories for a new chapter, directed by Silvia Venturini Fendi. The debut of the FENDI First, which pays homage to the off-kilter irreverence of the brand, tilts the FENDI monogram into the frame of a clutch and is presented in myriad variations: from a size roomy enough to fit a tablet to a micro pouch strung as jewellery, and is rendered in shearling, leather, and exotics.     Elsewhere, new silhouettes are presented through the FENDI Way tote and FENDI Touch shoulder bag, while classics like thePeekaboo and Sunshine Shopper are seen from a new perspective, distorted into new proportions and decorated with Selleria details.     This season, the FENDI hand in hand project – which enlists craftspeople from each of Italy’s 20 regions to reimagine the iconic Baguette – translates Campania’s artisanal excellence into a limited-edition series of objects d’art. Here the same, intricate wood inlays found in 6th century Benedictine monasteries become a veneered, structured Baguette with a baroque floral motif.   Delfina Delettrez Fendi introduces a new jewellery range for the house, FENDI O’Lock, which evolves the FENDI logo into graphic modernity through its carabineer form, and comes complete with padlocks that can only be opened by dialing FENDI. Wax seal pendants stamped with Karligraphy are strung from golden chains, and metal cuffs, covered in leather and embellished with Selleria details, directly reflect the empowered sensibility of the FENDI woman.         Show Credits:   Artistic Director of Couture and Womenswear Collections: @MrKimJones Artistic Director of Accessories and Menswear Collections: @SilviaVenturiniFendi Jewellery Creative Director: @delfinadelettrez Film Direction: @alexdebetak Design and show production: @bureaubetak Film Production: @bureaufuture Filming: @walterfilms Music: @michelgaubert Antiques: @galerie.chenel   Styling: @themelanieward Hair: @guidopalau Makeup: @peterphilipsmakeup Nails: @beautick_official Casting: @shelleydurkancasting   Special thanks to @therealswizzz Kim Jones’ Ready To Wear Autumn/Winter 2021 collection for FENDI offers a new chapter for the house, presented through an homage to its key codes and the women who have enshrined its legacy. Drawing upon the femininity and savoir-faire which have long defined the FENDI name, this is a celebration of extraordinary Italian elegance as seen from a new perspective.     The wardrobes of the five Fendi sisters offer a foundational resource: from the bell sleeves of a washed mink and bonded suede coat, to the pinstripes of their office attire now rendered in silken shirting or perfectly proportioned wool tailoring. A utilitarian shirt jacket, inspired by Silvia Venturini Fendi’s daily uniform, is elevated into a newly luxurious, shearling iteration with a bonded mink interior.  “The Fendi family are women of intellect who work hard – and that’s what I wanted to celebrate,” notes Jones. “A powerful dynasty.”     Double cashmere and camel outerwear which extends into mink tricot or wool-fringed scarves appears at once profoundly practical and deeply desirable, its form elsewhere translated into draped shirts and dresses. “I’m taking the amazing, strong women who I both know and work with, and listening to their needs,” Jones continues. “There’s a usefulness to the collection, explored in a chic, timeless way.”   Details drawn from Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy – the understated omnipresence of the Karligraphy monogram, or the FENDI Firstshoe whose architectural heel has evolved from an archival sketch – are reworked for a new era, while motifs from Jones’ Couture collection are reprised through marbled silk dresses, rosette blooms or delicate organza embroideries on jacquard knits.     The remarkable craftsmanship of the FENDI ateliers remains omnipresent throughout – in a mink herringbone jacket made featherlight through its suspended construction, leather suiting inset with ajour embroidery, or Karligraphy monograms laser cut into suede. The embossed Selleria stitching applied to gabardine trenches, double cashmere coats or leather accessories is a tribute to that meticulous exceptionalism – a quality most visible to the women who will wear the clothes. “Fun isn’t always just about bright colours,” says Jones. “It can be about really luxurious self indulgence, which pleases the person wearing it more than anyone else.”     This is a collection designed with those women in mind: clothing which translates everyday femininity into hyper-luxurious terrain.     Alongside the collection appears a wealth of new accessories for a new chapter, directed by Silvia Venturini Fendi. The debut of the FENDI First, which pays homage to the off-kilter irreverence of the brand, tilts the FENDI monogram into the frame of a clutch and is presented in myriad variations: from a size roomy enough to fit a tablet to a micro pouch strung as jewellery, and is rendered in shearling, leather, and exotics.     Elsewhere, new silhouettes are presented through the FENDI Way tote and FENDI Touch shoulder bag, while classics like thePeekaboo and Sunshine Shopper are seen from a new perspective, distorted into new proportions and decorated with Selleria details.     This season, the FENDI hand in hand project – which enlists craftspeople from each of Italy’s 20 regions to reimagine the iconic Baguette – translates Campania’s artisanal excellence into a limited-edition series of objects d’art. Here the same, intricate wood inlays found in 6th century Benedictine monasteries become a veneered, structured Baguette with a baroque floral motif.   Delfina Delettrez Fendi introduces a new jewellery range for the house, FENDI O’Lock, which evolves the FENDI logo into graphic modernity through its carabineer form, and comes complete with padlocks that can only be opened by dialing FENDI. Wax seal pendants stamped with Karligraphy are strung from golden chains, and metal cuffs, covered in leather and embellished with Selleria details, directly reflect the empowered sensibility of the FENDI woman.         Show Credits:   Artistic Director of Couture and Womenswear Collections: @MrKimJones Artistic Director of Accessories and Menswear Collections: @SilviaVenturiniFendi Jewellery Creative Director: @delfinadelettrez Film Direction: @alexdebetak Design and show production: @bureaubetak Film Production: @bureaufuture Filming: @walterfilms Music: @michelgaubert Antiques: @galerie.chenel   Styling: @themelanieward Hair: @guidopalau Makeup: @peterphilipsmakeup Nails: @beautick_official Casting: @shelleydurkancasting   Special thanks to @therealswizzz

Moose Knuckles SS21 "Arise" Campaign
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Moose Knuckles SS21 "Arise" Campaign

Fashion After a long, stagnant winter, luxury outerwear brand Moose Knuckles takes a moment to exhale as it extends a warm welcome to spring with its SS21 campaign aptly titled ARISE.     For almost a year, life on earth has come to a crashing standstill. As the mercury fell, options evaporated, and the realities of our "new normal" set in. With nowhere to go and nothing to do, hundreds of thousands put their lives on pause. Things got bleak, but a brighter day has finally arrived. Survival is no longer enough. Press play, get up, and start living.     "We saw this as a huge opportunity to let our consumer know we’re paying attention. Weknow they've been through the wringer. We went through it too. Our message to them isthere’s a light at the end of the tunnel." - Dominique Lagleva, Global Marketing Director.     To Moose Knuckles, SS21 represents a long-awaited breath of fresh air. One last moment to unwind before the world gets back up to speed. It's a homecoming marking the return of good weather, good company (outdoors and socially distanced of course), and good vibes.     Photographer Hugo Comte's masterfully arranged composition accentuates each subject's individuality without undermining the group dynamic. Each shot a reminder of the balance between our shared humanity and the diversity that makes the world so interesting.     "I wanted to express the symbiotic nature of individuality. The idea that everyone can be unique without letting their differences divide them." Hugo Comte, Photographer     Stylist Alex Harrington set out to illustrate the shifted perspectives developed by the onslaught of idle time that was 2020. Adroitly employing the collection's distinct silhouette and bold pops of color with unique yet purposeful layering and a wardrobe that reflects the creativity and vibrance of someone fresh off a year spent in hibernation.     "We put together an all-star team to help bring this concept to life. And everyone left their mark. Nothing feels better than seeing an idea evolve as the creative baton was passed from hand to hand. I couldn't be any happier with the way things turned out." - Brody Baker, Creative Director     As always, Moose Knuckles delivers a versatile collection of comfortable sportswear and transitional outerwear, all designed to promote freedom from the elements. The season also debuts Pack Your Moose, a range of unstoppable rainwear that takes a new approach to solve spring's unpredictable weather. If you've got a questionable meteorologist, this is the collection for you. On top of the unlined recycled nylon shells, bonded seams, and recycled hardware that provide our signature Moose Knuckles protection, each coat features a packable design and fastening system so you'll never get caught unprepared for the rain again.     The campaign launches Feb.23 2021 and will be available for purchase at Moose Knuckles stores, mooseknucklescanada.com, and luxury retailers worldwide. After a long, stagnant winter, luxury outerwear brand Moose Knuckles takes a moment to exhale as it extends a warm welcome to spring with its SS21 campaign aptly titled ARISE.     For almost a year, life on earth has come to a crashing standstill. As the mercury fell, options evaporated, and the realities of our "new normal" set in. With nowhere to go and nothing to do, hundreds of thousands put their lives on pause. Things got bleak, but a brighter day has finally arrived. Survival is no longer enough. Press play, get up, and start living.     "We saw this as a huge opportunity to let our consumer know we’re paying attention. Weknow they've been through the wringer. We went through it too. Our message to them isthere’s a light at the end of the tunnel." - Dominique Lagleva, Global Marketing Director.     To Moose Knuckles, SS21 represents a long-awaited breath of fresh air. One last moment to unwind before the world gets back up to speed. It's a homecoming marking the return of good weather, good company (outdoors and socially distanced of course), and good vibes.     Photographer Hugo Comte's masterfully arranged composition accentuates each subject's individuality without undermining the group dynamic. Each shot a reminder of the balance between our shared humanity and the diversity that makes the world so interesting.     "I wanted to express the symbiotic nature of individuality. The idea that everyone can be unique without letting their differences divide them." Hugo Comte, Photographer     Stylist Alex Harrington set out to illustrate the shifted perspectives developed by the onslaught of idle time that was 2020. Adroitly employing the collection's distinct silhouette and bold pops of color with unique yet purposeful layering and a wardrobe that reflects the creativity and vibrance of someone fresh off a year spent in hibernation.     "We put together an all-star team to help bring this concept to life. And everyone left their mark. Nothing feels better than seeing an idea evolve as the creative baton was passed from hand to hand. I couldn't be any happier with the way things turned out." - Brody Baker, Creative Director     As always, Moose Knuckles delivers a versatile collection of comfortable sportswear and transitional outerwear, all designed to promote freedom from the elements. The season also debuts Pack Your Moose, a range of unstoppable rainwear that takes a new approach to solve spring's unpredictable weather. If you've got a questionable meteorologist, this is the collection for you. On top of the unlined recycled nylon shells, bonded seams, and recycled hardware that provide our signature Moose Knuckles protection, each coat features a packable design and fastening system so you'll never get caught unprepared for the rain again.     The campaign launches Feb.23 2021 and will be available for purchase at Moose Knuckles stores, mooseknucklescanada.com, and luxury retailers worldwide.

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