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At home with McKenna Hellam
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At home with McKenna Hellam

Fashion At home with McKenna Hellam at IMG, exclusively photographed by Xavier Avery.     Who are you  and what is your profession?   I am mckenna Hellam, a typical southern girl next door. I also am an independent business woman that is in fashion marketing by playing dress up!   How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I think things in th fashion world will change and lead more toward social media and creative type shoots from a distance. Face masks will become a fashion accessory for sure! I think the world return to a new normal-I’m not sure what that will look like but I hope the distancing rules lighten some, I’m going to an aunt and I want to be there for everything!     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I have been spending my time quarantined with my best friend and my family. Ive been able to do a few FaceTime photoshoots! While they are a great way to still create, they don't compare to shooting in person.      What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modeling?   My first memory of fashion is playing dress up in my mom and older sisters clothes. Especially trying on their heels if they had any.     What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   My beauty routine is fairly simple. I wake up wash my face, moisturize, and put sunscreen on. Sometimes ill put makeup on for something to do. I wash my face at night and then moisturize. If I'm feeling like wanting to do a little more I'll put on some type of face mask.     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   In quarantine I have kinda learned how to do a headstand. I learned by watching someones video on instagram and just kept practicing. I'm still not very good at it yet.      Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.    I can do voices, especially a really good stitch impersonation.     What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   Back to my apartment in Brooklyn. I'd go back there because I'm starting to miss NYC and my comfortable bed!     What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    One of my favorite songs at the moment is Freakin' Out On The Interstate by Briston Maroney. I just love the way it sounds and it's just super cute. I have a few playlist on Spotify of my favorite songs and artists!     What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?    The first thing I like to do when I wake up is make coffee! Before bed I like to try and read a book!     Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.   I have been to Amsterdam a couple of times but unfortunately it was just a fly into a job then leave right after, but I definitely want to return and explore it more!     What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   My favorite painting is the creation of man by Michaelangelo. Soft colors and the simple suggestion of human touch and beginning of time with way bigger implications.     What made you start creating masks with your mother for the nurses and everyone on the front lines?    We started creating masks because my mom came home from her doctors office where she works and said that they were have to reuse masks and protective gear. So, we took it upon ourselves to help and makes some masks to temporarily use! At home with McKenna Hellam at IMG, exclusively photographed by Xavier Avery.     Who are you  and what is your profession?   I am mckenna Hellam, a typical southern girl next door. I also am an independent business woman that is in fashion marketing by playing dress up!   How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I think things in th fashion world will change and lead more toward social media and creative type shoots from a distance. Face masks will become a fashion accessory for sure! I think the world return to a new normal-I’m not sure what that will look like but I hope the distancing rules lighten some, I’m going to an aunt and I want to be there for everything!     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I have been spending my time quarantined with my best friend and my family. Ive been able to do a few FaceTime photoshoots! While they are a great way to still create, they don't compare to shooting in person.      What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modeling?   My first memory of fashion is playing dress up in my mom and older sisters clothes. Especially trying on their heels if they had any.     What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   My beauty routine is fairly simple. I wake up wash my face, moisturize, and put sunscreen on. Sometimes ill put makeup on for something to do. I wash my face at night and then moisturize. If I'm feeling like wanting to do a little more I'll put on some type of face mask.     What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   In quarantine I have kinda learned how to do a headstand. I learned by watching someones video on instagram and just kept practicing. I'm still not very good at it yet.      Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.    I can do voices, especially a really good stitch impersonation.     What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   Back to my apartment in Brooklyn. I'd go back there because I'm starting to miss NYC and my comfortable bed!     What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    One of my favorite songs at the moment is Freakin' Out On The Interstate by Briston Maroney. I just love the way it sounds and it's just super cute. I have a few playlist on Spotify of my favorite songs and artists!     What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?    The first thing I like to do when I wake up is make coffee! Before bed I like to try and read a book!     Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.   I have been to Amsterdam a couple of times but unfortunately it was just a fly into a job then leave right after, but I definitely want to return and explore it more!     What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   My favorite painting is the creation of man by Michaelangelo. Soft colors and the simple suggestion of human touch and beginning of time with way bigger implications.     What made you start creating masks with your mother for the nurses and everyone on the front lines?    We started creating masks because my mom came home from her doctors office where she works and said that they were have to reuse masks and protective gear. So, we took it upon ourselves to help and makes some masks to temporarily use!

#ProudInMyCalvins
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#ProudInMyCalvins

Fashion Pride isn’t just a month, it’s a year-round celebration.   For Pride 2020, Calvin Klein will have an ‘always on’ approach. As brands continue to saturate Pride, we aim to break throughthe rainbow clutterwith an authenticcampaign that engages, inspires and supports conversion through a multi-channelprogram. They are excited to launch #PROUDINMYCALVINS together with an authentic, personal and motivating year-round storytelling. #PROUDINMYCALVINS   CALVIN KLEIN is excited to closely collaborate with the LGBTQIA+ community highlighting individuals who are writing their own story and reshaping the industry in their own right.     CALVIN KLEIN’s latest campaign #PROUDINMYCALVINS, is a celebration of self-love and identities across the gender spectrum. It encourages unfiltered self-expression and embracing each person’s interests, quirks, passions, personalities, flaws, beauty, sexuality, gender, and pride.     The campaign features many cool  talents: Pablo Vittar, Chella Man, Mary V, Reece King, Jari Jones, Gia Woods, Tommy Dorfman, Mina Gerges, Ama Elsesser.   Shop the collection now on calvinklein.nl - https://www.calvinklein.nl/pride   “Calvin Klein, Inc. partners with a consortium of LGBTQ+ organizations around the world both in celebration of its Pride collection, and in an ongoing capacity.” Pride isn’t just a month, it’s a year-round celebration.   For Pride 2020, Calvin Klein will have an ‘always on’ approach. As brands continue to saturate Pride, we aim to break throughthe rainbow clutterwith an authenticcampaign that engages, inspires and supports conversion through a multi-channelprogram. They are excited to launch #PROUDINMYCALVINS together with an authentic, personal and motivating year-round storytelling. #PROUDINMYCALVINS   CALVIN KLEIN is excited to closely collaborate with the LGBTQIA+ community highlighting individuals who are writing their own story and reshaping the industry in their own right.     CALVIN KLEIN’s latest campaign #PROUDINMYCALVINS, is a celebration of self-love and identities across the gender spectrum. It encourages unfiltered self-expression and embracing each person’s interests, quirks, passions, personalities, flaws, beauty, sexuality, gender, and pride.     The campaign features many cool  talents: Pablo Vittar, Chella Man, Mary V, Reece King, Jari Jones, Gia Woods, Tommy Dorfman, Mina Gerges, Ama Elsesser.   Shop the collection now on calvinklein.nl - https://www.calvinklein.nl/pride   “Calvin Klein, Inc. partners with a consortium of LGBTQ+ organizations around the world both in celebration of its Pride collection, and in an ongoing capacity.”

Gucci announces a partnership with the world's favorite mobile tennis game: Tennis Clash.
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Gucci announces a partnership with the world's favorite mobile tennis game: Tennis Clash.

Things to do Created by Wildlife, Tennis Clash is the closest mobile game to the real experience of playing tennis. Through this new collaboration, starting from June18th, players will discover exclusive Gucci outfits and be able to participate in a special Gucci tournament.   In an innovative move, Tennis Clash fans will also be able to buy for themselves outfits that mirror those on screen for themselves from the Gucci website, which brings the virtual and real worlds together.   Wildlife will create outfits for two characters based on Gucci designs; there will be two looks for ‘Diana’, and two for ‘Jonah’, which players can adopt for these virtual competitors. The special Gucci wardrobe will include shoes, socks, headgear, and clothing. From the Tennis Clash game, players will be allowed to directly land on Gucci.com where they will be able to discover and buy the garments.     Users will be able to play in a new in-game tournament branded as the Gucci Open. Tournaments are a limited-time game mode where you compete against other players to score the most points in a series of matches. To complete the experience, during these tournaments, players will also be able to use a new Gucci branded tennis string. Tennis Clash is consistently featured in the Top 5 Sports Games on the App Store and was recently selected as one of Google Play’s ‘5 Best Competitive Games of 2019’. Tennis Clash is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.   The House already pioneered the relationship between the world of fashion and that of gaming through Gucci Arcade, a section of the Gucci App launched in July 2019 which is dedicated to games – such as Gucci Bee, Gucci Ace and Gucci Grip, Gucci Lips, GG Psychedelic and Gucci Mascara Hunt - that allow users to play with the brand’s characters. Created by Wildlife, Tennis Clash is the closest mobile game to the real experience of playing tennis. Through this new collaboration, starting from June18th, players will discover exclusive Gucci outfits and be able to participate in a special Gucci tournament.   In an innovative move, Tennis Clash fans will also be able to buy for themselves outfits that mirror those on screen for themselves from the Gucci website, which brings the virtual and real worlds together.   Wildlife will create outfits for two characters based on Gucci designs; there will be two looks for ‘Diana’, and two for ‘Jonah’, which players can adopt for these virtual competitors. The special Gucci wardrobe will include shoes, socks, headgear, and clothing. From the Tennis Clash game, players will be allowed to directly land on Gucci.com where they will be able to discover and buy the garments.     Users will be able to play in a new in-game tournament branded as the Gucci Open. Tournaments are a limited-time game mode where you compete against other players to score the most points in a series of matches. To complete the experience, during these tournaments, players will also be able to use a new Gucci branded tennis string. Tennis Clash is consistently featured in the Top 5 Sports Games on the App Store and was recently selected as one of Google Play’s ‘5 Best Competitive Games of 2019’. Tennis Clash is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.   The House already pioneered the relationship between the world of fashion and that of gaming through Gucci Arcade, a section of the Gucci App launched in July 2019 which is dedicated to games – such as Gucci Bee, Gucci Ace and Gucci Grip, Gucci Lips, GG Psychedelic and Gucci Mascara Hunt - that allow users to play with the brand’s characters.

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In conversation Tarek Müller
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In conversation Tarek Müller

Fashion Exclusive interview with Tarek Müller​ Co-founder and Co-CEO of ABOUT YOU.     What is the key message ABOUT YOU wants to deliver?   When we launched ABOUT YOU in Germany five years ago, fashion discovery happened offline: while taking a stroll through the streets for classic window-shopping. Most online shops were just clickable warehouses. We started with our vision: create the first online destination, where you can discover fashion, get inspired and find relevant products that really fit your style – no matter, how small the screen is. Online shopping should be fun and inspiring, and more than just clicking an item into a shopping bag. ABOUT YOU is the first fashion online shop that knows exactly what the customer wants and transfers the inspirational window-shopping experience to ecommerce. The user-friendly shopping app offers a complete webshop experience for the 18–49 olds, therefore, 75 per cent of the purchases are made via the mobile app.     What is the best part of your role within ABOUT YOU?   Being surrounded by great people – that is what makes me happy at ABOUT YOU. We have many great people in our team and doing business is always more fun if you’re surrounded by great and smart people while working on something you really believe in. I always feel like I’m living my dream. I’m very blessed to do what I do and sometimes I feel like it’s a hobby which became a job for me.       How does ABOUT YOU distinguish itself from other big online retailers?   ABOUT YOU is a fashion online shop with an award-winning app that offers customers an assortment of more than 300.000 products from more than 1.500 international brands. We also offer free shipping and 100 days for return, which we know always thrills customers. Moreover, an important feature of our website and app is the personalization. The more you use ABOUT YOU, the more personalized your feed will be, in terms of brands, colors, materials or price range. Additionally, ABOUT YOU inspires our customers with a lot of inspirational content and outfits from international celebrities and influencers.      How old were you when you first started a company and what inspired you to start a business at such young age?   It wasn’t really planned. With 13, I started with creating websites and earning money with putting up ads. When I was 16 years old, I started my first online shop selling poker suitcases and this was pretty easy actually, I did it in my childhood room. I used to buy goods and pack them on my own. I was also doing the delivery – by going to the post office on my bike – so it was pretty small in the beginning.        If you look back at your career, what are you most proud of so far?   I think the main challenge was finding the right people to work with, especially in the beginning. You never do anything alone, you need to have a good team by your side for having success. Recruiting the best people without being well-known as start-up in the very beginning is a very hard challenge.       Tell us something about you that is not on your resume (secret skill, a hobby, fun fact)   My secret super power is, that I can instantly fall asleep in basically every situation at any time.          How do you spend your time in quarantine and how do you stay motivated?   Most of my day, I work as usual and that takes most of my time. Due to many virtual meetings, it isn’t hard for me to stay motivated. Despite that I eat healthier and even cook at home.       What was your first reaction when you became aware of Covid-19 and how did ABOUT YOU adapt to the impact of this virus?       At the beginning in February, I thought that the Corona crisis would not hit Europe as hard as China, however, I was proven wrong. We reacted very quickly however and changed to home office with the whole company already in the beginning of March, before the official governmental restrictions. That worked very well and the team performs great at home. Of course, we had to cancel all our events this year and focus even more on digital marketing and content as we did already before.        How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  I believe that it results in a faster and bigger increase of the share of online vs. stationary fashion retail.       What was the main reason for ABOUT YOU to distribute facemasks and what are the first reactions of consumers?   The trigger was that my colleague Sebastian Betz, co-founder and co-CEO of About You, had seen about four weeks ago that face masks are sold at Ebay and Amazon for sometimes 50 euros each. We then asked our manufacturer what a face mask would cost in production and found out that the production costs are between one and five euros - depending on the quality and printing. The offers on Ebay and Amazon seemed to us like abnormal surcharges and crisis usury. There was no mandatory masking in Germany, but it was already clear that the demand for face masks would be relatively high. We thought it wasn’t right that people try to take advantage of the crisis and people's fear and to make a profit with that what goes far beyond normal margins. That is why we decided to change our own production to face masks. We asked our suppliers and brand partners so that we can offer the masks at cost-price. In doing so, we wanted to counteract usury in the crisis and ensure that such people were deprived of their business basis. Regarding the customers, we can say that we are not doing any marketing at all, because we are actually already seeing massive sales through word-of-mouth propaganda. There were times when we sold more than 100.000 masks per hour without spending an euro on marketing. I would claim that we are probably Europe's largest face mask retailer and probably Europe's cheapest online mask retailer, only by selling it at cost-price.       Which steps does ABOUT YOU plan to make in the future?   We are leading the growing market of online fashion discovery. Until 2020/1 we will reach the following goals: become one of the top 3 fashion players in Europe, generate more than 2.5 billion € GMV per annum and to be present in more than ten European countries. Furthermore sustainability in e-commerce and the fashion industry is a very serious topic and we want to be part of the solution, not a part of the problem. We take a lot of measures in this field. To mention just three: We try to optimize our whole value chain towards more sustainability and fewer emissions, and we also recently changed our packaging to material that can be fully recycled. Secondly, we want to push the circular economy by starting to sell second-hand products. In the long-term we also plan to make it easier for our customers to return old clothes they’re not interested in anymore, to basically complete the circle. The third aspect is promoting products that have been sustainably produced. So if customers are looking for new items we want to push products that they can wear with a clean conscience, and we’ll be doing that by giving these products a much higher visibility.     WEBSITE: aboutyou.nl   INSTAGRAM: @aboutyou_nl Exclusive interview with Tarek Müller​ Co-founder and Co-CEO of ABOUT YOU.     What is the key message ABOUT YOU wants to deliver?   When we launched ABOUT YOU in Germany five years ago, fashion discovery happened offline: while taking a stroll through the streets for classic window-shopping. Most online shops were just clickable warehouses. We started with our vision: create the first online destination, where you can discover fashion, get inspired and find relevant products that really fit your style – no matter, how small the screen is. Online shopping should be fun and inspiring, and more than just clicking an item into a shopping bag. ABOUT YOU is the first fashion online shop that knows exactly what the customer wants and transfers the inspirational window-shopping experience to ecommerce. The user-friendly shopping app offers a complete webshop experience for the 18–49 olds, therefore, 75 per cent of the purchases are made via the mobile app.     What is the best part of your role within ABOUT YOU?   Being surrounded by great people – that is what makes me happy at ABOUT YOU. We have many great people in our team and doing business is always more fun if you’re surrounded by great and smart people while working on something you really believe in. I always feel like I’m living my dream. I’m very blessed to do what I do and sometimes I feel like it’s a hobby which became a job for me.       How does ABOUT YOU distinguish itself from other big online retailers?   ABOUT YOU is a fashion online shop with an award-winning app that offers customers an assortment of more than 300.000 products from more than 1.500 international brands. We also offer free shipping and 100 days for return, which we know always thrills customers. Moreover, an important feature of our website and app is the personalization. The more you use ABOUT YOU, the more personalized your feed will be, in terms of brands, colors, materials or price range. Additionally, ABOUT YOU inspires our customers with a lot of inspirational content and outfits from international celebrities and influencers.      How old were you when you first started a company and what inspired you to start a business at such young age?   It wasn’t really planned. With 13, I started with creating websites and earning money with putting up ads. When I was 16 years old, I started my first online shop selling poker suitcases and this was pretty easy actually, I did it in my childhood room. I used to buy goods and pack them on my own. I was also doing the delivery – by going to the post office on my bike – so it was pretty small in the beginning.        If you look back at your career, what are you most proud of so far?   I think the main challenge was finding the right people to work with, especially in the beginning. You never do anything alone, you need to have a good team by your side for having success. Recruiting the best people without being well-known as start-up in the very beginning is a very hard challenge.       Tell us something about you that is not on your resume (secret skill, a hobby, fun fact)   My secret super power is, that I can instantly fall asleep in basically every situation at any time.          How do you spend your time in quarantine and how do you stay motivated?   Most of my day, I work as usual and that takes most of my time. Due to many virtual meetings, it isn’t hard for me to stay motivated. Despite that I eat healthier and even cook at home.       What was your first reaction when you became aware of Covid-19 and how did ABOUT YOU adapt to the impact of this virus?       At the beginning in February, I thought that the Corona crisis would not hit Europe as hard as China, however, I was proven wrong. We reacted very quickly however and changed to home office with the whole company already in the beginning of March, before the official governmental restrictions. That worked very well and the team performs great at home. Of course, we had to cancel all our events this year and focus even more on digital marketing and content as we did already before.        How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  I believe that it results in a faster and bigger increase of the share of online vs. stationary fashion retail.       What was the main reason for ABOUT YOU to distribute facemasks and what are the first reactions of consumers?   The trigger was that my colleague Sebastian Betz, co-founder and co-CEO of About You, had seen about four weeks ago that face masks are sold at Ebay and Amazon for sometimes 50 euros each. We then asked our manufacturer what a face mask would cost in production and found out that the production costs are between one and five euros - depending on the quality and printing. The offers on Ebay and Amazon seemed to us like abnormal surcharges and crisis usury. There was no mandatory masking in Germany, but it was already clear that the demand for face masks would be relatively high. We thought it wasn’t right that people try to take advantage of the crisis and people's fear and to make a profit with that what goes far beyond normal margins. That is why we decided to change our own production to face masks. We asked our suppliers and brand partners so that we can offer the masks at cost-price. In doing so, we wanted to counteract usury in the crisis and ensure that such people were deprived of their business basis. Regarding the customers, we can say that we are not doing any marketing at all, because we are actually already seeing massive sales through word-of-mouth propaganda. There were times when we sold more than 100.000 masks per hour without spending an euro on marketing. I would claim that we are probably Europe's largest face mask retailer and probably Europe's cheapest online mask retailer, only by selling it at cost-price.       Which steps does ABOUT YOU plan to make in the future?   We are leading the growing market of online fashion discovery. Until 2020/1 we will reach the following goals: become one of the top 3 fashion players in Europe, generate more than 2.5 billion € GMV per annum and to be present in more than ten European countries. Furthermore sustainability in e-commerce and the fashion industry is a very serious topic and we want to be part of the solution, not a part of the problem. We take a lot of measures in this field. To mention just three: We try to optimize our whole value chain towards more sustainability and fewer emissions, and we also recently changed our packaging to material that can be fully recycled. Secondly, we want to push the circular economy by starting to sell second-hand products. In the long-term we also plan to make it easier for our customers to return old clothes they’re not interested in anymore, to basically complete the circle. The third aspect is promoting products that have been sustainably produced. So if customers are looking for new items we want to push products that they can wear with a clean conscience, and we’ll be doing that by giving these products a much higher visibility.     WEBSITE: aboutyou.nl   INSTAGRAM: @aboutyou_nl

In conversation with Rodney Lam
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In conversation with Rodney Lam

Fashion Special  exclusive interview with Rodney Lam.   Who are you  and what do you do?   Wow, You guys aren’t saving the difficult question for last. I always struggle to tell people who I am, or what I do, because I don’t know where to start. In the first conversation I might tell them I’m a serial entrepreneur. Later I might tell them about Daily Paper. Then that person asks me: did you make a movie? To which I confess that I produced, wrote and played the lead in my own movie. I guess, I take my inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci. He was an artist, engineer, inventor and a scholar. I think he just did what he loved with the people he liked. And to me that’s a great philosophy to live by.      How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?    In the short-term it will be very hard for some Brands to survive. If they were already struggling this could be the nail in the coffin. But a lot of companies reinvented themselves during this crisis. Like people, business also had time to think about who they are. Some redesigned their collection; others changed their marketing strategy; and we all got a lot greener. Let’s hope that we don’t go back to normal. We owe it to ourselves, our customers, and last but not least, to the environment to be better.       What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   People need less management than we assume. As managers we like to think the work stops without our direct involvement. However, workers can we very effective on their own. Working from a distance forced us to look at performance and it made other things like attendance and effort less important.      What is your favorite painting/work of art and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   I don’t have a specific artist or work that directly inspires me. I like the playfulness of Kaws. And especially the effect it has on fashion. I get my inspiration from music. At the Daily Paper Office, we listen to a lot of hip-hop. But in my home office I listen to Ludovico Einaudi. It really doesn’t matter if I’m crunching numbers or writing a script. It gives me the focus I need.   What has been longtime dream of yours? After already achieving so much.    I have two dreams that I still want to achieve. I hope that I will see space tourism become a real thing. I would love to go into space and see the earth from a distance. And the second thing I really want to do is build a successful movie franchise.      As a fan and a regular customer of Daily Paper, I would love to know what is in store for DP next, besides opening stores in Amsterdam, New York and London?  We’ve recently started the Unite Hub: https://www.dailypaperclothing.com/pages/unite-overview   A place where we share our inspiration online with our community. This was a great success from the beginning. It would be great to see that grow in the near future.       How do you see your entrepreneurship as a way to make difference in society?   It’s important to me to think about the legacy of what we are building. How do we change our society to give our next generations the fundamental chances that we had to work very hard for? To me it isn’t enough to inspire. I want to facilitate people achieving their dreams.     What is your advice to young entrepreneurs who are starting their own business ventures? Be patient my young padawan. Don’t be in a hurry to grow your company too fast. Work a solid foundation first. Don’t overestimate what you can do in a year. But also, don’t underestimate what you can do in five years. So instead of making a plan for a year, make a plan for five years. Think tall, start small.   What makes a successful business in your own words?   A successful company is based on a good and healthy cashflow. If you have a big company without profit or even operating on a loss, you’ll be stressed all the time. And if you only have profit on paper but not in your account, that’s even more frustrating. A friend just gave me the book: Scaling up from Vern Harnish. It will tell you everything you need to know about cashflow. My mentor always said: You keep the profit; I’ll take the cash.      Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   A lot of people are shocked when they hear I used to be a Pastor. I preached for fifteen years. And did a lot of personal coaching. I still use this in my management style. My objective is always to help other achieve their goals in business or their personal lives. The fastest way for your company to grow is to nurture employees and help them grow first.     Photo credits: Mark Bolk   You can follow Rodney on INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/rodneylam/ Special  exclusive interview with Rodney Lam.   Who are you  and what do you do?   Wow, You guys aren’t saving the difficult question for last. I always struggle to tell people who I am, or what I do, because I don’t know where to start. In the first conversation I might tell them I’m a serial entrepreneur. Later I might tell them about Daily Paper. Then that person asks me: did you make a movie? To which I confess that I produced, wrote and played the lead in my own movie. I guess, I take my inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci. He was an artist, engineer, inventor and a scholar. I think he just did what he loved with the people he liked. And to me that’s a great philosophy to live by.      How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?    In the short-term it will be very hard for some Brands to survive. If they were already struggling this could be the nail in the coffin. But a lot of companies reinvented themselves during this crisis. Like people, business also had time to think about who they are. Some redesigned their collection; others changed their marketing strategy; and we all got a lot greener. Let’s hope that we don’t go back to normal. We owe it to ourselves, our customers, and last but not least, to the environment to be better.       What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   People need less management than we assume. As managers we like to think the work stops without our direct involvement. However, workers can we very effective on their own. Working from a distance forced us to look at performance and it made other things like attendance and effort less important.      What is your favorite painting/work of art and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   I don’t have a specific artist or work that directly inspires me. I like the playfulness of Kaws. And especially the effect it has on fashion. I get my inspiration from music. At the Daily Paper Office, we listen to a lot of hip-hop. But in my home office I listen to Ludovico Einaudi. It really doesn’t matter if I’m crunching numbers or writing a script. It gives me the focus I need.   What has been longtime dream of yours? After already achieving so much.    I have two dreams that I still want to achieve. I hope that I will see space tourism become a real thing. I would love to go into space and see the earth from a distance. And the second thing I really want to do is build a successful movie franchise.      As a fan and a regular customer of Daily Paper, I would love to know what is in store for DP next, besides opening stores in Amsterdam, New York and London?  We’ve recently started the Unite Hub: https://www.dailypaperclothing.com/pages/unite-overview   A place where we share our inspiration online with our community. This was a great success from the beginning. It would be great to see that grow in the near future.       How do you see your entrepreneurship as a way to make difference in society?   It’s important to me to think about the legacy of what we are building. How do we change our society to give our next generations the fundamental chances that we had to work very hard for? To me it isn’t enough to inspire. I want to facilitate people achieving their dreams.     What is your advice to young entrepreneurs who are starting their own business ventures? Be patient my young padawan. Don’t be in a hurry to grow your company too fast. Work a solid foundation first. Don’t overestimate what you can do in a year. But also, don’t underestimate what you can do in five years. So instead of making a plan for a year, make a plan for five years. Think tall, start small.   What makes a successful business in your own words?   A successful company is based on a good and healthy cashflow. If you have a big company without profit or even operating on a loss, you’ll be stressed all the time. And if you only have profit on paper but not in your account, that’s even more frustrating. A friend just gave me the book: Scaling up from Vern Harnish. It will tell you everything you need to know about cashflow. My mentor always said: You keep the profit; I’ll take the cash.      Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   A lot of people are shocked when they hear I used to be a Pastor. I preached for fifteen years. And did a lot of personal coaching. I still use this in my management style. My objective is always to help other achieve their goals in business or their personal lives. The fastest way for your company to grow is to nurture employees and help them grow first.     Photo credits: Mark Bolk   You can follow Rodney on INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/rodneylam/

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN X MYTHERESA: EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH OF THE ‘’NUDES’’ COLLECTION
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CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN X MYTHERESA: EXCLUSIVE LAUNCH OF THE ‘’NUDES’’ COLLECTION

Accessories Luxury online retailer Mytheresa will exclusively launch the renowned French fashion designer Christian  Louboutin’s Nudes collection, available globally on May 27, 2020 on both Womenswear and Menswear homepages.   Widely regarded as a pioneering act in the world of fashion, the Nudes collec on has always em-bodied the ever-present idea of diversity. For Christian an Louboutin, “The Nudes shoe doesn’t dressthe leg but con nues to undress it. The shoe disappears in favor of the silhoue e of the leg, like an illusion. The leg is no longer wearing a shoe: it simply dissolves into a shoe and that’s what gives its radiance‘’.   True to Louboutin’s elegant aesthetic, the Nudes collection is an ode to inclusivity reinterpreting the brand’s signature styles in now eight nude shades, all featuring the designer’s iconic glossy redsoles. The Nudes collection comprises stilettos os adorned with a bow, pumps embellished with shimmering silver crystals, as well as thick rubber sole slides and low top sneakers with slick contours. A range of bags and accessories also got the Nudes treatment, including the LoubiLab bag and its signature studs and contrasting Louboutin red body strap, ensuring that the exclusive collection will make the perfect companion for this year’s summer adventures. The Christian Louboutin Nudes collec on will be available exclusively online on Mytheresa from May 27th within a dedicated editorial story campaign directed by Mytheresa Global Crea ve Director Ju-lian Paul and shot by Patrick Houi, featuring models Ronja Furrer, Nur Hellmann and Carl Schultz. Luxury online retailer Mytheresa will exclusively launch the renowned French fashion designer Christian  Louboutin’s Nudes collection, available globally on May 27, 2020 on both Womenswear and Menswear homepages.   Widely regarded as a pioneering act in the world of fashion, the Nudes collec on has always em-bodied the ever-present idea of diversity. For Christian an Louboutin, “The Nudes shoe doesn’t dressthe leg but con nues to undress it. The shoe disappears in favor of the silhoue e of the leg, like an illusion. The leg is no longer wearing a shoe: it simply dissolves into a shoe and that’s what gives its radiance‘’.   True to Louboutin’s elegant aesthetic, the Nudes collection is an ode to inclusivity reinterpreting the brand’s signature styles in now eight nude shades, all featuring the designer’s iconic glossy redsoles. The Nudes collection comprises stilettos os adorned with a bow, pumps embellished with shimmering silver crystals, as well as thick rubber sole slides and low top sneakers with slick contours. A range of bags and accessories also got the Nudes treatment, including the LoubiLab bag and its signature studs and contrasting Louboutin red body strap, ensuring that the exclusive collection will make the perfect companion for this year’s summer adventures. The Christian Louboutin Nudes collec on will be available exclusively online on Mytheresa from May 27th within a dedicated editorial story campaign directed by Mytheresa Global Crea ve Director Ju-lian Paul and shot by Patrick Houi, featuring models Ronja Furrer, Nur Hellmann and Carl Schultz.

Ultra-Matte Accessories
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Ultra-Matte Accessories

Accessories The emblematic Lady Dior, the Saddle bag and belt, and the 30 Montaigne glasses and bag now come in an ultra-matte finish for ultimate elegance. With Dior’s timeless signatures, these accessories reinvent precious uniqueness, revealing their versatility and an endless potential for variation. Dressed in captivating colors – immaculate white, pink, gray, green and blue – they bring a touch of audacity to every look.    more on Dior.com The emblematic Lady Dior, the Saddle bag and belt, and the 30 Montaigne glasses and bag now come in an ultra-matte finish for ultimate elegance. With Dior’s timeless signatures, these accessories reinvent precious uniqueness, revealing their versatility and an endless potential for variation. Dressed in captivating colors – immaculate white, pink, gray, green and blue – they bring a touch of audacity to every look.    more on Dior.com

Louis Vuitton opens a newly designed store  in Rotterdam’s department store de Bijenkorf
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Louis Vuitton opens a newly designed store in Rotterdam’s department store de Bijenkorf

Fashion Louis Vuitton announces the opening of a new store in Rotterdam’s department store de Bijenkorf.   Two years after opening its pop up store at de Bijenkorf Rotterdam, Louis Vuitton unveils a new permanent store located on the ground floor of the city’s historical department store. Enriched and rejuvenated, the new space will now showcase Louis Vuitton’s latest women’s and men’s products, including leather goods, small leather goods, shoes, accessories and Les Parfums Louis Vuitton. In addition, the House’s perfumed candles collection by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud are collectable for the first time in the Netherlands.     Travel Destination: Bordered by a lavish garden of wildflowers, the store’s façade echoes Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram flowers and blows a breath of springtime. Adorned with bright latticework panels, the transparent walls open the interior to the exterior and invite clients to immerse themselves into the House’s history. At the entrance, the womens- and menswear reveal themselves in a dynamic interior concept, embellished with handpicked designer furniture and modern elements. The modular architecture and the combination of diverse materials and textures make the space elegant and contemporary: the subtle use of Louis Vuitton leather, along the shelves with different shades of woods, reflects the House’s savoir-faire.  Art finds space inside the store and complements the interior architecture. Local elements from Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij, as well as vintage furniture from the 1950s by Louis van Teeffelen and Friso Kramer, bedeck the men’s space. A piece from Piet Hein Eek takes centre stage at the women’s universe, lightened by a sunset photograph by Sølve Sundsbø.    Bespoke Offer: In addition to the complete collection of Les Parfums Louis Vuitton and scented candles, the store will also feature the Colognes perfumes collection, including the latest creation California Dream, which will be exclusively pre-launched in Rotterdam. Clients can also discover the House’s personalisation services such as hot-stamping for leather goods, My LV Heritage and My LV World Tour. A special stamp has also been produced, paying tribute to Rotterdam and representing the Erasmus bridge. The stamp can be imprinted with the hot-stamping technique for leather goods in the men’s universe of the store.      Store Information: Louis Vuitton Rotterdam de Bijenkorf Coolsingel 105 3012 AG, Rotterdam Louis Vuitton announces the opening of a new store in Rotterdam’s department store de Bijenkorf.   Two years after opening its pop up store at de Bijenkorf Rotterdam, Louis Vuitton unveils a new permanent store located on the ground floor of the city’s historical department store. Enriched and rejuvenated, the new space will now showcase Louis Vuitton’s latest women’s and men’s products, including leather goods, small leather goods, shoes, accessories and Les Parfums Louis Vuitton. In addition, the House’s perfumed candles collection by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud are collectable for the first time in the Netherlands.     Travel Destination: Bordered by a lavish garden of wildflowers, the store’s façade echoes Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram flowers and blows a breath of springtime. Adorned with bright latticework panels, the transparent walls open the interior to the exterior and invite clients to immerse themselves into the House’s history. At the entrance, the womens- and menswear reveal themselves in a dynamic interior concept, embellished with handpicked designer furniture and modern elements. The modular architecture and the combination of diverse materials and textures make the space elegant and contemporary: the subtle use of Louis Vuitton leather, along the shelves with different shades of woods, reflects the House’s savoir-faire.  Art finds space inside the store and complements the interior architecture. Local elements from Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij, as well as vintage furniture from the 1950s by Louis van Teeffelen and Friso Kramer, bedeck the men’s space. A piece from Piet Hein Eek takes centre stage at the women’s universe, lightened by a sunset photograph by Sølve Sundsbø.    Bespoke Offer: In addition to the complete collection of Les Parfums Louis Vuitton and scented candles, the store will also feature the Colognes perfumes collection, including the latest creation California Dream, which will be exclusively pre-launched in Rotterdam. Clients can also discover the House’s personalisation services such as hot-stamping for leather goods, My LV Heritage and My LV World Tour. A special stamp has also been produced, paying tribute to Rotterdam and representing the Erasmus bridge. The stamp can be imprinted with the hot-stamping technique for leather goods in the men’s universe of the store.      Store Information: Louis Vuitton Rotterdam de Bijenkorf Coolsingel 105 3012 AG, Rotterdam

Exclusive Editorial "Home Office"
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Exclusive Editorial "Home Office"

Men Working from home is currently the new norm for almost all of us. Between video calls and conference calls we suddenly have time for yoga and other relaxation exercises or other small freedoms.   Exclusive editorial photographed by Kapturing.   Team Credits:  MODEL: BRUNO SHARIF at MODELWERK   STYLING: JUAN CAMILO RODRIGUEZ    H&M: FRANCESCA VIGLIAROLO at BIGOUDI    PHOTO & VIDEO: KAPTURING at STOEVERARTIST  Working from home is currently the new norm for almost all of us. Between video calls and conference calls we suddenly have time for yoga and other relaxation exercises or other small freedoms.   Exclusive editorial photographed by Kapturing.   Team Credits:  MODEL: BRUNO SHARIF at MODELWERK   STYLING: JUAN CAMILO RODRIGUEZ    H&M: FRANCESCA VIGLIAROLO at BIGOUDI    PHOTO & VIDEO: KAPTURING at STOEVERARTIST 

At home with Sean O'Pry
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At home with Sean O'Pry

Men During the quarantine times we had a chance to work on an exclusive project and interview with top model Sean O'Pry, who was captured on the streets of New York with his girlfriend Fernanda Liz by Kat Irlin.     Who are you  and what is your profession?   Hey everybody, I’m Sean O’Pry. Pronounced ( O-prī not O-prey) I’m from Kennesaw, GA and I have worked as an advertising associate(model) in fashion since 2006.   How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I think fashion is an expression and not a perception since I have the honor to portray other people's ideas and art through my image and movement. Being from a small town in Georgia, I don't think of perception too much. I think that has helped me through my career.    Looking short-term, I believe things will change drastically. Not just in fashion, but the way we live our lives. Specifically, within the fashion industry, traveling, location shoots, interaction on photoshoots, and events will take a backseat for a while. Thus, we will all have to reinvent ourselves for the time being.    Long-term is a lot harder to look at, as there are a lot of factors to consider. Some of these we might haven't seen or heard of yet. Will we have a vaccine, will the fear of something like this happening again go away? Like the rest of the world, I think the fashion industry will have a new normal. Much like social distancing it's a term I hadn't considered before but I'm excited about being on a journey with the most creative people in the world and seeing how we evolve together.   I genuinely think this is a fantastic time for the fashion industry to reset. It will allow the amazing creative people in the industry to do what they do best. Envision, create, and innovate the way we work. I think COVID-19 will make a massive shift in the industry in a positive way. Quality over quantity every day     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?    During quarantine outside of the usual Netflix and wine I’ve been drawing and painting quite a bit. I’ve been very fortunate to be ‘stuck’ with 2 ‘people’ I love very much. Tallulah and Fernanda.     What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modeling?   My first fashion memory would come day 2 into modeling on my first shoot with Nagi Sakai.  We were shooting D magazine with another model from my agency named Marcus Hedabrandh. It was my first time changing in front of anyone other than a family member and they gave me these mui mui sandals with socks ,shorts and a big jacket...I turned to the other model changing at the time( Marcus) and asked “do I really have to wear this..?” He laughed and walked away. We are friends now, it took him a few years though. I talked a lot.           What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and what made you learn it?  It might sound weird but silence. The ability to be centered in such an unsure time.   Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV.   My first job was building retaining walls for pools over 3 summers, and then I worked at Abercrombie kids as a welcomer. I got fired after 3 weeks.     What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed? First thing I do is make a coffee and feed Tallulah. Last thing I do is kiss my girls and pray before I go to sleep.     Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.   Yes I love Amsterdam. Describe Amsterdam in one sentence....Too much fun.   What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?  If you know me I pace constantly, so my mind and metabolism run at 1000x a minute, I’ve been fortunate for that. Working out for me will be more weight training than cardio to keep weight on and gives me a since of peace and fulfillment. Growing up in sports it was a part of the natural progression and I’ve continued that into this field as well.      What is your favorite books and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far? At the moment focusing more on educational books within art and architecture than self help or fiction. Studying a lot of Sol Lewis/frank Lloyd Wright and Dan Flavin retrospectives.   Are you working on any cool new projects during these times?   At the moment I’m in the startup phase of a new exciting venture with my friend Oliver. More information coming soon.     Tell us about your beautiful golden retriever. How great is it to have a dog as part of your life?     Tallulah is hands down the best dog. Cuddles on command and also when she decides, which is constant. Only downside is the amount of vacuuming because of all the shedding during the warmer months.      What is your favorite place you have visited so far and that you would love to re-visit in the future again?   Savusavu, Fiji. If you love an untouched beautiful oasis of people, land and water, this place is for you. The land and water are from another world but it’s the locals that really make this island magic. Bula Bula!     You can follow Sean on instagram @seanopry55             During the quarantine times we had a chance to work on an exclusive project and interview with top model Sean O'Pry, who was captured on the streets of New York with his girlfriend Fernanda Liz by Kat Irlin.     Who are you  and what is your profession?   Hey everybody, I’m Sean O’Pry. Pronounced ( O-prī not O-prey) I’m from Kennesaw, GA and I have worked as an advertising associate(model) in fashion since 2006.   How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I think fashion is an expression and not a perception since I have the honor to portray other people's ideas and art through my image and movement. Being from a small town in Georgia, I don't think of perception too much. I think that has helped me through my career.    Looking short-term, I believe things will change drastically. Not just in fashion, but the way we live our lives. Specifically, within the fashion industry, traveling, location shoots, interaction on photoshoots, and events will take a backseat for a while. Thus, we will all have to reinvent ourselves for the time being.    Long-term is a lot harder to look at, as there are a lot of factors to consider. Some of these we might haven't seen or heard of yet. Will we have a vaccine, will the fear of something like this happening again go away? Like the rest of the world, I think the fashion industry will have a new normal. Much like social distancing it's a term I hadn't considered before but I'm excited about being on a journey with the most creative people in the world and seeing how we evolve together.   I genuinely think this is a fantastic time for the fashion industry to reset. It will allow the amazing creative people in the industry to do what they do best. Envision, create, and innovate the way we work. I think COVID-19 will make a massive shift in the industry in a positive way. Quality over quantity every day     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?    During quarantine outside of the usual Netflix and wine I’ve been drawing and painting quite a bit. I’ve been very fortunate to be ‘stuck’ with 2 ‘people’ I love very much. Tallulah and Fernanda.     What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modeling?   My first fashion memory would come day 2 into modeling on my first shoot with Nagi Sakai.  We were shooting D magazine with another model from my agency named Marcus Hedabrandh. It was my first time changing in front of anyone other than a family member and they gave me these mui mui sandals with socks ,shorts and a big jacket...I turned to the other model changing at the time( Marcus) and asked “do I really have to wear this..?” He laughed and walked away. We are friends now, it took him a few years though. I talked a lot.           What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and what made you learn it?  It might sound weird but silence. The ability to be centered in such an unsure time.   Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV.   My first job was building retaining walls for pools over 3 summers, and then I worked at Abercrombie kids as a welcomer. I got fired after 3 weeks.     What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed? First thing I do is make a coffee and feed Tallulah. Last thing I do is kiss my girls and pray before I go to sleep.     Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.   Yes I love Amsterdam. Describe Amsterdam in one sentence....Too much fun.   What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?  If you know me I pace constantly, so my mind and metabolism run at 1000x a minute, I’ve been fortunate for that. Working out for me will be more weight training than cardio to keep weight on and gives me a since of peace and fulfillment. Growing up in sports it was a part of the natural progression and I’ve continued that into this field as well.      What is your favorite books and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far? At the moment focusing more on educational books within art and architecture than self help or fiction. Studying a lot of Sol Lewis/frank Lloyd Wright and Dan Flavin retrospectives.   Are you working on any cool new projects during these times?   At the moment I’m in the startup phase of a new exciting venture with my friend Oliver. More information coming soon.     Tell us about your beautiful golden retriever. How great is it to have a dog as part of your life?     Tallulah is hands down the best dog. Cuddles on command and also when she decides, which is constant. Only downside is the amount of vacuuming because of all the shedding during the warmer months.      What is your favorite place you have visited so far and that you would love to re-visit in the future again?   Savusavu, Fiji. If you love an untouched beautiful oasis of people, land and water, this place is for you. The land and water are from another world but it’s the locals that really make this island magic. Bula Bula!     You can follow Sean on instagram @seanopry55            

Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell: A Convergence of Street Culture and High Fashion
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Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell: A Convergence of Street Culture and High Fashion

Accessories Vans always strives to collaborate with creative expressors that embody skate culture and few others have touched the contemporary scene quite like British illustrator Fergus “Fergadelic” Purcell. He is respected and well-known for blending street-level aesthetics with high fashion for some of the biggest brands out there. Adorned with hundreds of homemade stick and poke tattoos, Fergus Purcell represents the convergence of street culture and high fashion, with a shared design sensibility with Vans.    This spring, Vans introduces the Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell collaboration, featuring unique prints on four iconic Vans silhouettes. Each style is based on the absolute OG original style, including hand-wrapped high foxing tape, original panels, original label artwork and premium materials.    Inspired by corner stores around the world, styles include a custom OG Authentic LX and OG Chukka LX, featuring a distinct print of Fergadelic artwork. “I love the contrast between the mundane ubiquity of the corner shop and the bewildering variety of the products inside,” Fergus describes. “It’s such an overload on the eye. Psychedelic. It’s these feelings that I’m channeling in this artwork.”    The second set of classic Vans styles to get the Fergadelic overhaul include an OG Authentic and OG Chukka, each in a retro, acid wash colorway. “The acid wash design is based on a memory from my youth, of coveting a pair of acid wash Vans when they came out around the late ‘80s,” Fergus said. “I’ve collided this memory with— for no reason at all, let’s call it surreal—contemporary scratch card imagery, perhaps creating shoes that are lucky and will bring a big win.”     To round out the collection, Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell also introduce a unique 10-piece apparel and accessories offering, to tell a full head-to-toe story. Each style incorporates the corner shop inspiration for a quirky iteration of Vans classic apparel and accessory silhouettes.   The Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell collection is available in two drops – the corner store collection on April 18, 2020, and the acid wash collection on May 23, 2020. For information about the collections and to learn more about where to purchase, visit vans.eu/vault. Vans always strives to collaborate with creative expressors that embody skate culture and few others have touched the contemporary scene quite like British illustrator Fergus “Fergadelic” Purcell. He is respected and well-known for blending street-level aesthetics with high fashion for some of the biggest brands out there. Adorned with hundreds of homemade stick and poke tattoos, Fergus Purcell represents the convergence of street culture and high fashion, with a shared design sensibility with Vans.    This spring, Vans introduces the Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell collaboration, featuring unique prints on four iconic Vans silhouettes. Each style is based on the absolute OG original style, including hand-wrapped high foxing tape, original panels, original label artwork and premium materials.    Inspired by corner stores around the world, styles include a custom OG Authentic LX and OG Chukka LX, featuring a distinct print of Fergadelic artwork. “I love the contrast between the mundane ubiquity of the corner shop and the bewildering variety of the products inside,” Fergus describes. “It’s such an overload on the eye. Psychedelic. It’s these feelings that I’m channeling in this artwork.”    The second set of classic Vans styles to get the Fergadelic overhaul include an OG Authentic and OG Chukka, each in a retro, acid wash colorway. “The acid wash design is based on a memory from my youth, of coveting a pair of acid wash Vans when they came out around the late ‘80s,” Fergus said. “I’ve collided this memory with— for no reason at all, let’s call it surreal—contemporary scratch card imagery, perhaps creating shoes that are lucky and will bring a big win.”     To round out the collection, Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell also introduce a unique 10-piece apparel and accessories offering, to tell a full head-to-toe story. Each style incorporates the corner shop inspiration for a quirky iteration of Vans classic apparel and accessory silhouettes.   The Vault by Vans x Fergus Purcell collection is available in two drops – the corner store collection on April 18, 2020, and the acid wash collection on May 23, 2020. For information about the collections and to learn more about where to purchase, visit vans.eu/vault.

The Savoir-Faire of the Gem bags clothes by Dior
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The Savoir-Faire of the Gem bags clothes by Dior

Accessories Born from the union  of leather goods and jewelry  savoir-faire  excellence, this clutch, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Victoire de Castellane, is adorned with  emblematic House  jewels in gold and precious stones, such as  the  Rose Dior Bagatelle  collection.  A celebration of  the art of detail and exceptional craftsmanship, this green satin  minaudière  is meticulously assembled by hand  in the Dior ateliers.     Discover the video showcasing the various steps in the making of this all-new object of desire, premiering on the Dior YouTube account on May 21, at 4 pm.   Born from the union  of leather goods and jewelry  savoir-faire  excellence, this clutch, designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Victoire de Castellane, is adorned with  emblematic House  jewels in gold and precious stones, such as  the  Rose Dior Bagatelle  collection.  A celebration of  the art of detail and exceptional craftsmanship, this green satin  minaudière  is meticulously assembled by hand  in the Dior ateliers.     Discover the video showcasing the various steps in the making of this all-new object of desire, premiering on the Dior YouTube account on May 21, at 4 pm.  

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