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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.

BURBERRY AUTUMN/WINTER 2021 MENSWEAR COLLECTION
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BURBERRY AUTUMN/WINTER 2021 MENSWEAR COLLECTION

Fashion Week ‘For my first Burberry menswear-focused collection, I wanted to celebrate the freedom of expression. Enclosed indoors, I dreamt of the outdoors and its beauty, fuelled by the thought of the creativity that comes when we are together. With this dream in mind, I became fascinated by the widespread British craft and outdoor movements of the early 20th Century, when people escaped to explore the unknown countryside. They formed communities with a deep respect for nature and the outdoors and looked forward to a future full of possibility. I was not only drawn to the artistry of their craft, colours and shapes, but also to their strong sense of camaraderie and friendship. This collection is an homage to the relationship between humanity and nature, where we can break free and come together to discover new forms of expression. It’s for those who are defining their own path, whose strength and energy have inspired this Burberry collection.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     The Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021 menswear collection gently challenges and subtly reinvents traditions, inviting freedom of expression. The collection itself is dynamic and young, vibrant and alive. Outerwear is key. Clothes are engineered to reflect motion and activity – with pleats, panels and fringes – as if moving in the wind. Layered pieces morph unexpectedly on the body. Tailoring has a sense of twisted classicism, whilst Burberry’s quintessential house codes – the trench coat and Burberry beige – are evolved.     THE COLLECTION:   Bringing a fresh perspective to the classics, the trench coat is combined with the Harrington jacket. Cotton gabardine and wool-twill car coats are fringed and cinched with scarf belts. Duffle coats are updated in striped wool with reconstructed pockets, and cropped silhouettes with bullion fringing and bold printwork. Knitwear and outerwear meld in modern juxtapositions: the V-neck of a sweater on a trench coat, and a double-breasted panelled jumper. Reconstructed varsity jackets feature in plongé leather and cotton cashmere with ‘B’ insignia. Bullion fringing adds a sense of ceremony to tunic shirts, silk crepe de chine vests and tailored trousers. Shirt dresses and pleated skirts are crafted for movement. The Burberry animal kingdom, a house code, is revisited. Animalistic prints and shapes, photographic mink and fox-fur shirts and pleated skirts, tactile faux-fur fabrications on hooded duffle coats and gilets. Tailoring is re-energised with a twisted classicism. A slim-fit tailored jacket with exaggerated lapels, worn with split tailored shorts over metallic mesh cycling shorts. Panel details transform an English-fit suit in wool ramie, and classic-fit trousers and tailored shorts in grain de poudre wool.     BAGS:   Introducing a reimagined messenger bag. The supersized silhouette features a reconstructed strap – a union of sartorial and hiking influences. Fabrications include faux fur, leather and the Thomas Burberry Monogram print. New iterations of the Pocket Bag family debut – a leather bum bag and backpack for wanderers, detailed with blanket straps.     SHOES:   Supple leather ankle and over-the-knee sock boots and sneakers on moulded soles, sculpted to resemble deer hooves. Details include crystals and metallic paillettes.     ACCESSORIES:   Deer motifs inspire the silhouettes of knitted beanies. A leather framed cashmere-Merino wool blanket, striped cashmere scarf, and walking umbrellas. Leather-clad carabiner charms, and lambskin bear-motif charms embossed with a logo graphic.     KEY PRINTS AND PATTERNS:   An homage to the natural world. Photographic animal-fur prints, and abstract and elemental artworks in vivid colours.     KEY COLOURS:   Burberry beige, bark brown, oxblood burgundy, city greys, pale blue and pink.     HAIR & MAKE-UP: Hair – Jawara Make-up – Isamaya Ffrench, Burberry Global Beauty Director ‘For my first Burberry menswear-focused collection, I wanted to celebrate the freedom of expression. Enclosed indoors, I dreamt of the outdoors and its beauty, fuelled by the thought of the creativity that comes when we are together. With this dream in mind, I became fascinated by the widespread British craft and outdoor movements of the early 20th Century, when people escaped to explore the unknown countryside. They formed communities with a deep respect for nature and the outdoors and looked forward to a future full of possibility. I was not only drawn to the artistry of their craft, colours and shapes, but also to their strong sense of camaraderie and friendship. This collection is an homage to the relationship between humanity and nature, where we can break free and come together to discover new forms of expression. It’s for those who are defining their own path, whose strength and energy have inspired this Burberry collection.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     The Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021 menswear collection gently challenges and subtly reinvents traditions, inviting freedom of expression. The collection itself is dynamic and young, vibrant and alive. Outerwear is key. Clothes are engineered to reflect motion and activity – with pleats, panels and fringes – as if moving in the wind. Layered pieces morph unexpectedly on the body. Tailoring has a sense of twisted classicism, whilst Burberry’s quintessential house codes – the trench coat and Burberry beige – are evolved.     THE COLLECTION:   Bringing a fresh perspective to the classics, the trench coat is combined with the Harrington jacket. Cotton gabardine and wool-twill car coats are fringed and cinched with scarf belts. Duffle coats are updated in striped wool with reconstructed pockets, and cropped silhouettes with bullion fringing and bold printwork. Knitwear and outerwear meld in modern juxtapositions: the V-neck of a sweater on a trench coat, and a double-breasted panelled jumper. Reconstructed varsity jackets feature in plongé leather and cotton cashmere with ‘B’ insignia. Bullion fringing adds a sense of ceremony to tunic shirts, silk crepe de chine vests and tailored trousers. Shirt dresses and pleated skirts are crafted for movement. The Burberry animal kingdom, a house code, is revisited. Animalistic prints and shapes, photographic mink and fox-fur shirts and pleated skirts, tactile faux-fur fabrications on hooded duffle coats and gilets. Tailoring is re-energised with a twisted classicism. A slim-fit tailored jacket with exaggerated lapels, worn with split tailored shorts over metallic mesh cycling shorts. Panel details transform an English-fit suit in wool ramie, and classic-fit trousers and tailored shorts in grain de poudre wool.     BAGS:   Introducing a reimagined messenger bag. The supersized silhouette features a reconstructed strap – a union of sartorial and hiking influences. Fabrications include faux fur, leather and the Thomas Burberry Monogram print. New iterations of the Pocket Bag family debut – a leather bum bag and backpack for wanderers, detailed with blanket straps.     SHOES:   Supple leather ankle and over-the-knee sock boots and sneakers on moulded soles, sculpted to resemble deer hooves. Details include crystals and metallic paillettes.     ACCESSORIES:   Deer motifs inspire the silhouettes of knitted beanies. A leather framed cashmere-Merino wool blanket, striped cashmere scarf, and walking umbrellas. Leather-clad carabiner charms, and lambskin bear-motif charms embossed with a logo graphic.     KEY PRINTS AND PATTERNS:   An homage to the natural world. Photographic animal-fur prints, and abstract and elemental artworks in vivid colours.     KEY COLOURS:   Burberry beige, bark brown, oxblood burgundy, city greys, pale blue and pink.     HAIR & MAKE-UP: Hair – Jawara Make-up – Isamaya Ffrench, Burberry Global Beauty Director

BURBERRY AUTUMN/WINTER 2021 MENSWEAR COLLECTION
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BURBERRY AUTUMN/WINTER 2021 MENSWEAR COLLECTION

Fashion Week ‘For my first Burberry menswear-focused collection, I wanted to celebrate the freedom of expression. Enclosed indoors, I dreamt of the outdoors and its beauty, fuelled by the thought of the creativity that comes when we are together. With this dream in mind, I became fascinated by the widespread British craft and outdoor movements of the early 20th Century, when people escaped to explore the unknown countryside. They formed communities with a deep respect for nature and the outdoors and looked forward to a future full of possibility. I was not only drawn to the artistry of their craft, colours and shapes, but also to their strong sense of camaraderie and friendship. This collection is an homage to the relationship between humanity and nature, where we can break free and come together to discover new forms of expression. It’s for those who are defining their own path, whose strength and energy have inspired this Burberry collection.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     The Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021 menswear collection gently challenges and subtly reinvents traditions, inviting freedom of expression. The collection itself is dynamic and young, vibrant and alive. Outerwear is key. Clothes are engineered to reflect motion and activity – with pleats, panels and fringes – as if moving in the wind. Layered pieces morph unexpectedly on the body. Tailoring has a sense of twisted classicism, whilst Burberry’s quintessential house codes – the trench coat and Burberry beige – are evolved.     THE COLLECTION:   Bringing a fresh perspective to the classics, the trench coat is combined with the Harrington jacket. Cotton gabardine and wool-twill car coats are fringed and cinched with scarf belts. Duffle coats are updated in striped wool with reconstructed pockets, and cropped silhouettes with bullion fringing and bold printwork. Knitwear and outerwear meld in modern juxtapositions: the V-neck of a sweater on a trench coat, and a double-breasted panelled jumper. Reconstructed varsity jackets feature in plongé leather and cotton cashmere with ‘B’ insignia. Bullion fringing adds a sense of ceremony to tunic shirts, silk crepe de chine vests and tailored trousers. Shirt dresses and pleated skirts are crafted for movement. The Burberry animal kingdom, a house code, is revisited. Animalistic prints and shapes, photographic mink and fox-fur shirts and pleated skirts, tactile faux-fur fabrications on hooded duffle coats and gilets. Tailoring is re-energised with a twisted classicism. A slim-fit tailored jacket with exaggerated lapels, worn with split tailored shorts over metallic mesh cycling shorts. Panel details transform an English-fit suit in wool ramie, and classic-fit trousers and tailored shorts in grain de poudre wool.     BAGS:   Introducing a reimagined messenger bag. The supersized silhouette features a reconstructed strap – a union of sartorial and hiking influences. Fabrications include faux fur, leather and the Thomas Burberry Monogram print. New iterations of the Pocket Bag family debut – a leather bum bag and backpack for wanderers, detailed with blanket straps.     SHOES:   Supple leather ankle and over-the-knee sock boots and sneakers on moulded soles, sculpted to resemble deer hooves. Details include crystals and metallic paillettes.     ACCESSORIES:   Deer motifs inspire the silhouettes of knitted beanies. A leather framed cashmere-Merino wool blanket, striped cashmere scarf, and walking umbrellas. Leather-clad carabiner charms, and lambskin bear-motif charms embossed with a logo graphic.     KEY PRINTS AND PATTERNS:   An homage to the natural world. Photographic animal-fur prints, and abstract and elemental artworks in vivid colours.     KEY COLOURS:   Burberry beige, bark brown, oxblood burgundy, city greys, pale blue and pink.     HAIR & MAKE-UP: Hair – Jawara Make-up – Isamaya Ffrench, Burberry Global Beauty Director ‘For my first Burberry menswear-focused collection, I wanted to celebrate the freedom of expression. Enclosed indoors, I dreamt of the outdoors and its beauty, fuelled by the thought of the creativity that comes when we are together. With this dream in mind, I became fascinated by the widespread British craft and outdoor movements of the early 20th Century, when people escaped to explore the unknown countryside. They formed communities with a deep respect for nature and the outdoors and looked forward to a future full of possibility. I was not only drawn to the artistry of their craft, colours and shapes, but also to their strong sense of camaraderie and friendship. This collection is an homage to the relationship between humanity and nature, where we can break free and come together to discover new forms of expression. It’s for those who are defining their own path, whose strength and energy have inspired this Burberry collection.’ Riccardo Tisci, Burberry Chief Creative Officer     The Burberry Autumn/Winter 2021 menswear collection gently challenges and subtly reinvents traditions, inviting freedom of expression. The collection itself is dynamic and young, vibrant and alive. Outerwear is key. Clothes are engineered to reflect motion and activity – with pleats, panels and fringes – as if moving in the wind. Layered pieces morph unexpectedly on the body. Tailoring has a sense of twisted classicism, whilst Burberry’s quintessential house codes – the trench coat and Burberry beige – are evolved.     THE COLLECTION:   Bringing a fresh perspective to the classics, the trench coat is combined with the Harrington jacket. Cotton gabardine and wool-twill car coats are fringed and cinched with scarf belts. Duffle coats are updated in striped wool with reconstructed pockets, and cropped silhouettes with bullion fringing and bold printwork. Knitwear and outerwear meld in modern juxtapositions: the V-neck of a sweater on a trench coat, and a double-breasted panelled jumper. Reconstructed varsity jackets feature in plongé leather and cotton cashmere with ‘B’ insignia. Bullion fringing adds a sense of ceremony to tunic shirts, silk crepe de chine vests and tailored trousers. Shirt dresses and pleated skirts are crafted for movement. The Burberry animal kingdom, a house code, is revisited. Animalistic prints and shapes, photographic mink and fox-fur shirts and pleated skirts, tactile faux-fur fabrications on hooded duffle coats and gilets. Tailoring is re-energised with a twisted classicism. A slim-fit tailored jacket with exaggerated lapels, worn with split tailored shorts over metallic mesh cycling shorts. Panel details transform an English-fit suit in wool ramie, and classic-fit trousers and tailored shorts in grain de poudre wool.     BAGS:   Introducing a reimagined messenger bag. The supersized silhouette features a reconstructed strap – a union of sartorial and hiking influences. Fabrications include faux fur, leather and the Thomas Burberry Monogram print. New iterations of the Pocket Bag family debut – a leather bum bag and backpack for wanderers, detailed with blanket straps.     SHOES:   Supple leather ankle and over-the-knee sock boots and sneakers on moulded soles, sculpted to resemble deer hooves. Details include crystals and metallic paillettes.     ACCESSORIES:   Deer motifs inspire the silhouettes of knitted beanies. A leather framed cashmere-Merino wool blanket, striped cashmere scarf, and walking umbrellas. Leather-clad carabiner charms, and lambskin bear-motif charms embossed with a logo graphic.     KEY PRINTS AND PATTERNS:   An homage to the natural world. Photographic animal-fur prints, and abstract and elemental artworks in vivid colours.     KEY COLOURS:   Burberry beige, bark brown, oxblood burgundy, city greys, pale blue and pink.     HAIR & MAKE-UP: Hair – Jawara Make-up – Isamaya Ffrench, Burberry Global Beauty Director

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Acne Studios presents its Fall/Winter 2021 men's collection
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Acne Studios presents its Fall/Winter 2021 men's collection

Men The men's Fall/Winter 2021 collection is comprised of pieces for both dressing up and hanging out. An exploration of brand archetypes that form its visual identity, which is a process of constant renewal and positive experimentation at the heart of Acne Studios.     Overall, there is a playfulness to the collection, with a sense of creative possibility, and the invitation to question, experiment and try something new. It’s an investigation into cut, silhouette and archetype, laying the foundations for the future of menswear at Acne Studios.     “This is a wardrobe that brings together the relaxed silhouette of sports casual with the tailored glamour from my dream of life in a band. It is menswear that is functional and minimal, with humour, sexiness and lightness,” says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios. The men's Fall/Winter 2021 collection is comprised of pieces for both dressing up and hanging out. An exploration of brand archetypes that form its visual identity, which is a process of constant renewal and positive experimentation at the heart of Acne Studios.     Overall, there is a playfulness to the collection, with a sense of creative possibility, and the invitation to question, experiment and try something new. It’s an investigation into cut, silhouette and archetype, laying the foundations for the future of menswear at Acne Studios.     “This is a wardrobe that brings together the relaxed silhouette of sports casual with the tailored glamour from my dream of life in a band. It is menswear that is functional and minimal, with humour, sexiness and lightness,” says Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios.

PORTS 1961 PRESENTS THE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR SPRING & SUMMER
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PORTS 1961 PRESENTS THE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN FOR SPRING & SUMMER

Fashion Ports 1961 new campaign, shot by Steven Meisel and art directed by Fabien Baron, stars Rianne Van Rompaeymaking shapes in the brand’s latest collection.     With a playful, upbeat energy and chic, graphic simplicity, the campaign features signature looks from the Spring Summer 2021 Ports 1961 Milan fashion week runway show, with Van Rompaeyplaying a character who makes each look her own. Soft, gentle silhouettes; artful, individualistic prints inspired byhuman touch; an easy neutral color palette. More of the character’spersonality comes from the accessories - unstructured leather shoulder bags, grounding gladiator sandals and metallic sculptedheels. Directional beauty elements lend an otherworldly touch.     Artistic Director and Fashion Direction: Karl Templer Photographer: Steven Meisel Art Direction : Fabien Baron Model: Riane Van Rompaey Hair :Guido Palau Make up: Pat McGrath Ports 1961 new campaign, shot by Steven Meisel and art directed by Fabien Baron, stars Rianne Van Rompaeymaking shapes in the brand’s latest collection.     With a playful, upbeat energy and chic, graphic simplicity, the campaign features signature looks from the Spring Summer 2021 Ports 1961 Milan fashion week runway show, with Van Rompaeyplaying a character who makes each look her own. Soft, gentle silhouettes; artful, individualistic prints inspired byhuman touch; an easy neutral color palette. More of the character’spersonality comes from the accessories - unstructured leather shoulder bags, grounding gladiator sandals and metallic sculptedheels. Directional beauty elements lend an otherworldly touch.     Artistic Director and Fashion Direction: Karl Templer Photographer: Steven Meisel Art Direction : Fabien Baron Model: Riane Van Rompaey Hair :Guido Palau Make up: Pat McGrath

In conversation with Cesar Casier
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In conversation with Cesar Casier

Fashion Tell us about how your jouney in this profession started for you?  I started modeling when I was 18 years old and moved to New York when I was 19, where I lived for 8 years.I did campaign for Armani, Armani exchange, Squared, Levi’s, Reply, Tissot,… walked fashion shows for YSL, Dior, Missoni, Gucci,… And was featured in VOGUE PARIS, VOGUE HOMMES, L’OFFICIEL, NUMERO,…   In addition to being a model, food lover, traveler and proud author of my two cookbooks Model Kitchen and Cesar's Kitchen and the travel guide Trippin, I have launched the Cesar Casier Knitwear Collection. While growing  up, I was always surrounded by fashion. My mom owns a high-end fashion boutique “OONA" in Ghent and my stepmom is a fashion designer. They were my biggest influencers and shaped my views on fashion while growing up, the logical next step was to start my own collection.      100% MADE IN BELGIUM.   KNITWEAR COLLECTION:   The Cesar Casier Knitwear Collection is 100% made in Belgium, something that is very rare nowadays. Everything I design is produced in a small family owned factory located in Sint-Niklaas, a city between Antwerp and my hometown Ghent. Fact is that back in the days there were about 300 factories located in this area and now there are only two left, a sad reality. Therefore, it is important to support the revival of Belgian knitwear as much as possible!     GENDER NEUTRAL FASHION:   Next to my roots, my brand represents Gender Equality. A human right I hold dear and it is something I stand for. I translate this into my designs, as they are mostly unisex. I want my brand to lead the way in gender-neutral fashion. In my opinion, gender no longer dictates the way people dress and it does not force anyone into a box. That is why I try to design as much gender neutral pieces as possible, this allows us to express ourselves exactly the way we all want to. My designs are timeless, comfortable and basic, yet fashionable and with an eye for detail and great quality.     What does charity mean to you?   I've always loved nature and even more, the animals who live in it. That’s why, for every sold item on my website,  I’ll donate 1 euro to a charity. For my previous collection I’ve donated money to help save the dolphins, The Great Barrier Reef and the Giraffes in the wild. By donating money to a good cause, I want to send awareness to the public about the beauty of nature and to support animal and nature welfare! Tell us about how your jouney in this profession started for you?  I started modeling when I was 18 years old and moved to New York when I was 19, where I lived for 8 years.I did campaign for Armani, Armani exchange, Squared, Levi’s, Reply, Tissot,… walked fashion shows for YSL, Dior, Missoni, Gucci,… And was featured in VOGUE PARIS, VOGUE HOMMES, L’OFFICIEL, NUMERO,…   In addition to being a model, food lover, traveler and proud author of my two cookbooks Model Kitchen and Cesar's Kitchen and the travel guide Trippin, I have launched the Cesar Casier Knitwear Collection. While growing  up, I was always surrounded by fashion. My mom owns a high-end fashion boutique “OONA" in Ghent and my stepmom is a fashion designer. They were my biggest influencers and shaped my views on fashion while growing up, the logical next step was to start my own collection.      100% MADE IN BELGIUM.   KNITWEAR COLLECTION:   The Cesar Casier Knitwear Collection is 100% made in Belgium, something that is very rare nowadays. Everything I design is produced in a small family owned factory located in Sint-Niklaas, a city between Antwerp and my hometown Ghent. Fact is that back in the days there were about 300 factories located in this area and now there are only two left, a sad reality. Therefore, it is important to support the revival of Belgian knitwear as much as possible!     GENDER NEUTRAL FASHION:   Next to my roots, my brand represents Gender Equality. A human right I hold dear and it is something I stand for. I translate this into my designs, as they are mostly unisex. I want my brand to lead the way in gender-neutral fashion. In my opinion, gender no longer dictates the way people dress and it does not force anyone into a box. That is why I try to design as much gender neutral pieces as possible, this allows us to express ourselves exactly the way we all want to. My designs are timeless, comfortable and basic, yet fashionable and with an eye for detail and great quality.     What does charity mean to you?   I've always loved nature and even more, the animals who live in it. That’s why, for every sold item on my website,  I’ll donate 1 euro to a charity. For my previous collection I’ve donated money to help save the dolphins, The Great Barrier Reef and the Giraffes in the wild. By donating money to a good cause, I want to send awareness to the public about the beauty of nature and to support animal and nature welfare!

ELISABETTA FRANCHI OPENS IN BRUSSELS
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ELISABETTA FRANCHI OPENS IN BRUSSELS

Fashion Elisabetta Franchi sets foot in Belgium with the opening of a new Flagship Store in Brussels.     As the seat of most European institutions, the city is considered the de factocapital of the European Union, and with that status represents an important development for the positioning of the brand there. The boutique is located on Boulevard de Waterloo, a major luxury shopping destination, in a retail space on a street known for its prestige and visibility. Laid out on two floors, the boutique encompasses a total of 210 sq. m, allowing visitors a fully immersive experience into the world of Elisabetta Franchi. Furnishings featuring soft lines and warm colours welcome guests into a feminine and sophisticated ambience that is the hallmark of the Maison. Despite the difficult economic period as a result of Covid-19, Elisabetta Franchi makes headway into the Benelux region in confirmation of the incessant growth of the brand on both Wholesale and Retail channels. Elisabetta Franchi sets foot in Belgium with the opening of a new Flagship Store in Brussels.     As the seat of most European institutions, the city is considered the de factocapital of the European Union, and with that status represents an important development for the positioning of the brand there. The boutique is located on Boulevard de Waterloo, a major luxury shopping destination, in a retail space on a street known for its prestige and visibility. Laid out on two floors, the boutique encompasses a total of 210 sq. m, allowing visitors a fully immersive experience into the world of Elisabetta Franchi. Furnishings featuring soft lines and warm colours welcome guests into a feminine and sophisticated ambience that is the hallmark of the Maison. Despite the difficult economic period as a result of Covid-19, Elisabetta Franchi makes headway into the Benelux region in confirmation of the incessant growth of the brand on both Wholesale and Retail channels.

DIESEL UNVEILS BOLD NEW POP-UP STORE CONCEPT—THE FIRST UNDER CREATIVE DIRECTOR GLENN MARTENS’ VISION—IN BOTH EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES
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DIESEL UNVEILS BOLD NEW POP-UP STORE CONCEPT—THE FIRST UNDER CREATIVE DIRECTOR GLENN MARTENS’ VISION—IN BOTH EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES

Fashion The two locations, located in Amsterdam and Washington, D.C., capture Martens’ design acumen with immersive, daring architecture and interiors. (Additional sites will follow.)        DIESEL is proud to unveil a new pop-up store concept in both Europe and the United States; it is the first such activation envisioned by the label’s creative director Glenn Martens. The European location is situated at Amsterdam PC Hooftstraat. The U.S. pop-up features at Tyson’s Corner Center, a premier retail complex just adjacent to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.       Upon entering both spaces, customers are enveloped in DIESEL’s “For Successful Living” ethos; the immediate impression is one of boundary-pushing retail, blending a unique atmospheric experience with the physical act of shopping.       These pop-ups pay homage to DIESEL’s DNA and heritage. The stores use the company’s red tag aesthetic and hue as a primary design feature. Top to bottom, floor to ceiling, the spaces are painted in DIESEL’s iconic red. In tandem, elements of discontinuity and transformation are layered into the architecture; a “For Successful Living” logo is distorted and printed across the entirety of both stores, and is only legible when viewed from their entryways. The immersion engages the visitors’ senses on all levels, leaving a strong and lasting impression. The two locations, located in Amsterdam and Washington, D.C., capture Martens’ design acumen with immersive, daring architecture and interiors. (Additional sites will follow.)        DIESEL is proud to unveil a new pop-up store concept in both Europe and the United States; it is the first such activation envisioned by the label’s creative director Glenn Martens. The European location is situated at Amsterdam PC Hooftstraat. The U.S. pop-up features at Tyson’s Corner Center, a premier retail complex just adjacent to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.       Upon entering both spaces, customers are enveloped in DIESEL’s “For Successful Living” ethos; the immediate impression is one of boundary-pushing retail, blending a unique atmospheric experience with the physical act of shopping.       These pop-ups pay homage to DIESEL’s DNA and heritage. The stores use the company’s red tag aesthetic and hue as a primary design feature. Top to bottom, floor to ceiling, the spaces are painted in DIESEL’s iconic red. In tandem, elements of discontinuity and transformation are layered into the architecture; a “For Successful Living” logo is distorted and printed across the entirety of both stores, and is only legible when viewed from their entryways. The immersion engages the visitors’ senses on all levels, leaving a strong and lasting impression.

Gucci Epilogue: Ken Scott
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Gucci Epilogue: Ken Scott

Fashion Gucci announces the launch of a selection of special pieces in its Epilogue collection incorporating the work of American fashion designer Ken Scott, who resided in Milan in the 60s and 70s, where he created his colourful patterned fabrics and line.     Given the name ‘the gardener of fashion’ he favoured large scale flowers in his creations including peonies, roses, poppies and sunflowers. Designs from Scott’s rich archive appear on Epilogue’s clothing and accessories for men and women. Colour and floral patterns define the looks. The prints turn up unexpectedly on fleeces, on down jackets, evening gowns, as well as silk accessories including headbands and printed on bags.     “Ken Scott was a really great creator of fabrics,” Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele says, “he mapped out flowers with romanticism and flowers into pop culture. He treated flowers like shop signs, he multiplied them, turned them into something that stood out. I like his work because I am obsessed with floral prints.”     Launching on February 18th and set in a decorated room filled with different patterns and floral arrangements, a dedicated campaign, conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by photographer Mark Peckmezian, highlights this range of pieces. The Ken Scott patterns were taken from the products to create and customize the wallpaper, curtains, tablecloths and cushions, transforming the atmosphere in an overwhelming world of intense colours and clashing prints.     To celebrate the launch of the Ken Scott pieces, the Gucci Podcast will launch a special episode featuring writer, academic, critic and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts London Shahidha Bari who narrates a story about the American designer’s life, his work and his legacy in contemporary fashion.       Womenswear items featuring decorative motifs from Scott’s archive include a coat, T-shirts, sweatshirts, underwear, a top, pants, skirts, two blazers, shirts and a number of flowing dresses. All are bright, colourful and impactful, with an exuberant spirit. Menswear comprises a coat, Palace jacket, suit (split into separates), down-padded outerwear, bowling sets and tracksuit sets.     The Gucci Ken Scott collaboration is also applied to shoes. For men, the look is sporty and casual; a black cotton base fabric has been printed with contrasting gold lettering – the initials KS and GG – mixed with gold and silver flowers. This material also features for the Gucci Tennis 1977 in lace-up and slip-on models, and the Pursuit slide. The lace-up Tennis shoe also features the green-red-green House Web stripe. Then for another version of the Pursuit, and a Screener sneaker, a bright Ken Scott floral print called ‘Giardino d’Aprile’, translated as ‘April Garden’displaying a combination of bright flowers, makes a powerful impact. The Screener sneaker has blue heels and a blue-red-blue House Web stripe, while the floral Pursuit slide features a large blue interlocking GG on each shoe.     For women’s shoes and boots there are four different Ken Scott prints (‘Giardino d’Aprile’, ’Zia’, ‘Jenni’ and ‘Pomponica’), all featuring bright combinations of flowers in different colours, and all detailed with micro Ken Scott and Gucci script logos. These have been applied to a fabric base to create the materials for a number of footwear styles: sneakers (Rhyton, Ace and Screener), slides, loafers (Princetown and Jordaan), flats and high boots.     Ken Scott’s vibrant floral prints with their ‘70s vibe have also been used for silk and soft accessories and applied to a variety of pieces with different functions: silk carrés have been developed in different sizes, from small (70x70 cm), to classic (90x90 cm), to maxi (140x140 cm), in order to maximise the visibility of Scott’s prints. Furthermore, the offer is completed by colourful ribbons, cosy and refined shawls and stoles, headbands in lamé or cotton and characterful baseball caps and bucket hats. Today Ken Scott is a brand of Mantero, the renowned textile company, and designs from Scott’s rich archive are preserved by the Ken Scott Foundation, now based in Como.     CAMPAIGN CREDITS:   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Mark Peckmezian Hair Stylist:  Alex Brownsell Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver Gucci announces the launch of a selection of special pieces in its Epilogue collection incorporating the work of American fashion designer Ken Scott, who resided in Milan in the 60s and 70s, where he created his colourful patterned fabrics and line.     Given the name ‘the gardener of fashion’ he favoured large scale flowers in his creations including peonies, roses, poppies and sunflowers. Designs from Scott’s rich archive appear on Epilogue’s clothing and accessories for men and women. Colour and floral patterns define the looks. The prints turn up unexpectedly on fleeces, on down jackets, evening gowns, as well as silk accessories including headbands and printed on bags.     “Ken Scott was a really great creator of fabrics,” Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele says, “he mapped out flowers with romanticism and flowers into pop culture. He treated flowers like shop signs, he multiplied them, turned them into something that stood out. I like his work because I am obsessed with floral prints.”     Launching on February 18th and set in a decorated room filled with different patterns and floral arrangements, a dedicated campaign, conceived by Alessandro Michele and shot by photographer Mark Peckmezian, highlights this range of pieces. The Ken Scott patterns were taken from the products to create and customize the wallpaper, curtains, tablecloths and cushions, transforming the atmosphere in an overwhelming world of intense colours and clashing prints.     To celebrate the launch of the Ken Scott pieces, the Gucci Podcast will launch a special episode featuring writer, academic, critic and Professor of Fashion Cultures and Histories at London College of Fashion at the University of the Arts London Shahidha Bari who narrates a story about the American designer’s life, his work and his legacy in contemporary fashion.       Womenswear items featuring decorative motifs from Scott’s archive include a coat, T-shirts, sweatshirts, underwear, a top, pants, skirts, two blazers, shirts and a number of flowing dresses. All are bright, colourful and impactful, with an exuberant spirit. Menswear comprises a coat, Palace jacket, suit (split into separates), down-padded outerwear, bowling sets and tracksuit sets.     The Gucci Ken Scott collaboration is also applied to shoes. For men, the look is sporty and casual; a black cotton base fabric has been printed with contrasting gold lettering – the initials KS and GG – mixed with gold and silver flowers. This material also features for the Gucci Tennis 1977 in lace-up and slip-on models, and the Pursuit slide. The lace-up Tennis shoe also features the green-red-green House Web stripe. Then for another version of the Pursuit, and a Screener sneaker, a bright Ken Scott floral print called ‘Giardino d’Aprile’, translated as ‘April Garden’displaying a combination of bright flowers, makes a powerful impact. The Screener sneaker has blue heels and a blue-red-blue House Web stripe, while the floral Pursuit slide features a large blue interlocking GG on each shoe.     For women’s shoes and boots there are four different Ken Scott prints (‘Giardino d’Aprile’, ’Zia’, ‘Jenni’ and ‘Pomponica’), all featuring bright combinations of flowers in different colours, and all detailed with micro Ken Scott and Gucci script logos. These have been applied to a fabric base to create the materials for a number of footwear styles: sneakers (Rhyton, Ace and Screener), slides, loafers (Princetown and Jordaan), flats and high boots.     Ken Scott’s vibrant floral prints with their ‘70s vibe have also been used for silk and soft accessories and applied to a variety of pieces with different functions: silk carrés have been developed in different sizes, from small (70x70 cm), to classic (90x90 cm), to maxi (140x140 cm), in order to maximise the visibility of Scott’s prints. Furthermore, the offer is completed by colourful ribbons, cosy and refined shawls and stoles, headbands in lamé or cotton and characterful baseball caps and bucket hats. Today Ken Scott is a brand of Mantero, the renowned textile company, and designs from Scott’s rich archive are preserved by the Ken Scott Foundation, now based in Como.     CAMPAIGN CREDITS:   Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Mark Peckmezian Hair Stylist:  Alex Brownsell Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver

VERSACE INTRODUCES LA MEDUSA BAG
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VERSACE INTRODUCES LA MEDUSA BAG

Accessories Versace’s latest accessories line is inspired by the brand’s ultimate muse: Medusa.     Medusa is a unique icon of beauty. Once the most beautiful woman in Athens, she was widely desired by everyone who laid eyes on her. She’s a historic example of unapologetic attitude and fearless self-belief. Used throughout ancient art as a token to scare off negativity, she ensures good vibes only.  Medusa is an instantly recognizable symbol of the Versace brand. Each La Medusa handbag is adorned with a Medusa-head plaque – the same plaque that was discovered on the doors of Via Gesù 12: Versace’s first headquarters in Milan.     La Medusa handbags exude positivity through a range of bold shades, but there’s one color that truly defines the line: the DV Blue. Donatella Versace worked to create the perfect shade of blue, inspired by nature and designed to bring happiness to the wearer.     “Blue is my favorite color because for me it represents freedom. When I am in the sea, I feel free. When I’m surrounded by elements of nature and clear blue skies, I feel truly happy and all that is wrong in the world disappears. The world becomes blue.” Donatella Versace     Versace is a proud Italian brand and all La Medusa handbags are made in Italy from premium leather. The softest leather is selected to create a slouchy and unstructured finish – giving the bag a modern and youthful feel. Versace’s latest accessories line is inspired by the brand’s ultimate muse: Medusa.     Medusa is a unique icon of beauty. Once the most beautiful woman in Athens, she was widely desired by everyone who laid eyes on her. She’s a historic example of unapologetic attitude and fearless self-belief. Used throughout ancient art as a token to scare off negativity, she ensures good vibes only.  Medusa is an instantly recognizable symbol of the Versace brand. Each La Medusa handbag is adorned with a Medusa-head plaque – the same plaque that was discovered on the doors of Via Gesù 12: Versace’s first headquarters in Milan.     La Medusa handbags exude positivity through a range of bold shades, but there’s one color that truly defines the line: the DV Blue. Donatella Versace worked to create the perfect shade of blue, inspired by nature and designed to bring happiness to the wearer.     “Blue is my favorite color because for me it represents freedom. When I am in the sea, I feel free. When I’m surrounded by elements of nature and clear blue skies, I feel truly happy and all that is wrong in the world disappears. The world becomes blue.” Donatella Versace     Versace is a proud Italian brand and all La Medusa handbags are made in Italy from premium leather. The softest leather is selected to create a slouchy and unstructured finish – giving the bag a modern and youthful feel.

ICEBERG to launch co-designed capsule collection with Kailand O. Morris
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ICEBERG to launch co-designed capsule collection with Kailand O. Morris

Fashion Italian ready-to-wear label, ICEBERG has tapped artist Kailand O. Morris, son of music legend Stevie Wonder & fashion designer Kai Milla for a co-designed capsule collection.     ICEBERG and Kailand O. Morris come together for an exploration of culture and wearable transcendence with a collection which embodies ICEBERG’s sport-luxe and underground attitude with a Hype Psychedelic spin. Launching in July 2021, the collection encompasses an assortment of puffer jackets, cargo pants, anorak vests, hoodies, t-shirts, baseball caps, socks and more, available in light taupe, steel blue, vibrant orange and chromatic whites and blacks, adorned with hand-drawn designs by artist, VAMEEE.     ICEBERG’s partnership with Kailand began when one of managers Shawn Mann arranged for him to walk in the brand’s menswear Spring/Summer 2019 runway show during London Fashion Week two summers ago. He has since been featured in campaigns for the brand and co-hosted an event including the release of a co-designed t-shirt with the brand last Fall, all in benefit of the Watts Empowerment Center in Los Angeles.  He now joins talented designer and ICEBERG’s Creative Director, James Long, with experience interning under Kim Jones at Dior and mentorship from Kanye West, to create the capsule collection of ready to wear and accessories.       "I love Kailand’s energy and creativity! I really enjoyed working with him and creating such a fun collection together. The capsule takes Kailand’s inspiration and infuses it with the Italian ICEBERG aesthetic. I am very proud of the outcome!” - James Long.    “I’m really passionate about creating and bringing all my ideas to life and have spent the last two years learning and studying fashion. I was given the opportunity to go to Paris and intern with Kim Jones at Dior and am so grateful for his mentorship. Now that I have partnered with ICEBERG, it has been a true privilege to work with James Long and the entire ICEBERG family. They’ve made me feel right at home and I’m looking forward to this new journey as well as the overall future of fashion.”Kailand O. Morris.     ICEBERG x Kailand O. Morris retails from January 28th to February 25th and will be available for purchase starting this July through ICEBERG e-commerce and brick and mortars, as well as select retailers worldwide.   Italian ready-to-wear label, ICEBERG has tapped artist Kailand O. Morris, son of music legend Stevie Wonder & fashion designer Kai Milla for a co-designed capsule collection.     ICEBERG and Kailand O. Morris come together for an exploration of culture and wearable transcendence with a collection which embodies ICEBERG’s sport-luxe and underground attitude with a Hype Psychedelic spin. Launching in July 2021, the collection encompasses an assortment of puffer jackets, cargo pants, anorak vests, hoodies, t-shirts, baseball caps, socks and more, available in light taupe, steel blue, vibrant orange and chromatic whites and blacks, adorned with hand-drawn designs by artist, VAMEEE.     ICEBERG’s partnership with Kailand began when one of managers Shawn Mann arranged for him to walk in the brand’s menswear Spring/Summer 2019 runway show during London Fashion Week two summers ago. He has since been featured in campaigns for the brand and co-hosted an event including the release of a co-designed t-shirt with the brand last Fall, all in benefit of the Watts Empowerment Center in Los Angeles.  He now joins talented designer and ICEBERG’s Creative Director, James Long, with experience interning under Kim Jones at Dior and mentorship from Kanye West, to create the capsule collection of ready to wear and accessories.       "I love Kailand’s energy and creativity! I really enjoyed working with him and creating such a fun collection together. The capsule takes Kailand’s inspiration and infuses it with the Italian ICEBERG aesthetic. I am very proud of the outcome!” - James Long.    “I’m really passionate about creating and bringing all my ideas to life and have spent the last two years learning and studying fashion. I was given the opportunity to go to Paris and intern with Kim Jones at Dior and am so grateful for his mentorship. Now that I have partnered with ICEBERG, it has been a true privilege to work with James Long and the entire ICEBERG family. They’ve made me feel right at home and I’m looking forward to this new journey as well as the overall future of fashion.”Kailand O. Morris.     ICEBERG x Kailand O. Morris retails from January 28th to February 25th and will be available for purchase starting this July through ICEBERG e-commerce and brick and mortars, as well as select retailers worldwide.  

DIOR presents the new campaign for Spring & Summer
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DIOR presents the new campaign for Spring & Summer

Fashion Symbols of a committed reflection on fashion’s origins and the significance of the cut, Spring-Summer 2021 ready-to-wear looks by Maria Grazia Chiuri are revealed in a series of striking photographs. Celebrating excellence in savoir-faire and creation in all its forms – from Virginia Woolf’s feminist essays to militant collages by Lucia Marcucci that enhanced the staging of the show –, the collection is captured in a campaign brimming with the unique power of painting. Inspired by Caravaggio’s mastery of chiaroscuro, these photos highlight silhouettes with an almost sacred aura of mystery, like icons in a painting, punctuated with shimmering shades of blue, red and gold. Captured by the photographer Elina Kechicheva, these images sublimate Dior codes reinvented with a new language, combining precious embroideries with paisley motifs and floral designs that blossom on dresses and trousers, as well as the essential Dior BookTote. Light, fluid pieces take on the deep blue of denim, while the revisited men's shirt is combined with the Dior Palto jacket, freeing movement with grace and elegance, alongside the irresistible Dior Caro bag. Virtuoso compositions that reveal and exalt the infinite possibilities of the art of couture.   Symbols of a committed reflection on fashion’s origins and the significance of the cut, Spring-Summer 2021 ready-to-wear looks by Maria Grazia Chiuri are revealed in a series of striking photographs. Celebrating excellence in savoir-faire and creation in all its forms – from Virginia Woolf’s feminist essays to militant collages by Lucia Marcucci that enhanced the staging of the show –, the collection is captured in a campaign brimming with the unique power of painting. Inspired by Caravaggio’s mastery of chiaroscuro, these photos highlight silhouettes with an almost sacred aura of mystery, like icons in a painting, punctuated with shimmering shades of blue, red and gold. Captured by the photographer Elina Kechicheva, these images sublimate Dior codes reinvented with a new language, combining precious embroideries with paisley motifs and floral designs that blossom on dresses and trousers, as well as the essential Dior BookTote. Light, fluid pieces take on the deep blue of denim, while the revisited men's shirt is combined with the Dior Palto jacket, freeing movement with grace and elegance, alongside the irresistible Dior Caro bag. Virtuoso compositions that reveal and exalt the infinite possibilities of the art of couture.  

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