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DIESEL Presents “Unforgettable Denim”
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DIESEL Presents “Unforgettable Denim”

Fashion DIESEL announces the launch of its Fall 2020 campaign, which is rooted into one of denim’s key, longstanding elements: memory. Denim gets better with experience and becomes a sort of wearable record of the times you’ve had. The pen marks on the pocket? Doodles during a long flight to a faraway location. The scrape at the hem? From a night spent partying in Berlin. Denim collects these moments no matter what; not even 2020 can cancel a great pair of jeans.    In what has been a generation-defining year, DIESEL invites people—the world over—to celebrate the beautiful memories made in lieu of the plans that had to be put on hold, and wear these unexpected highlights with pride. For all the trips, events, parties, plans, ceremonies and more that could not take place in 2020, we are finding the opportunity to tell the surprise stories the connections that were made, the fun that was had, and the positive silver linings.    At the center of the Fall 2020 campaign is DIESEL’s new customizable denim collection. Through a special portal on www.diesel.com—and in select stores worldwide—clients will be able to personalize the leather tags on denim with something they could not participate this year. The intention is to commemorate what they did notdo, and the memory-making moments that ensued in the absence of those plans. A birthday party called off? Celebrate it by remembering it. A surf trip postponed? Create a keepsake for what might have been and use it as inspiration to plan for a later date – always with your favorite, unforgettable denim.   The platform is multi-subject: dozens of video clips, with real life anecdotes, directed by Pantera of the group Anonymous Content, will live online and on social media. Key visuals have been created by JP Bonino and will feature DIESEL watches and eyewear in addition to ready-to-wear.    The 2-month platform will follow the stories of various talents, influential figures including Evan Mock, the skateboarder and model. Normally a resident of New York City, he chose to enter isolation in Mallorca, Spain, reconnecting with nature. Julia Fox, an Italian-American actress, found unexpectedly restored love during lockdown. Donte Colley looked inward and became more active in fighting for what’s right. These individuals were photographed by RAYSCORRUPTEDMIND.   And it doesn't stop here: DIESEL is also partnering with different canceled events, like UNTOLD Festival, one of the most renowned music festivals in the world, to create a series of limited-edition denim trousers called the 2020 Fallen Edition. UNTOLD has won the award for Best Major Festival in Europe from its inception. In a “normal” year, it is visited by more than 350,000 fans from across the globe. Those fans will hold 2020’s edition in their imagination – and in a pair of customized Diesel jeans. DIESEL announces the launch of its Fall 2020 campaign, which is rooted into one of denim’s key, longstanding elements: memory. Denim gets better with experience and becomes a sort of wearable record of the times you’ve had. The pen marks on the pocket? Doodles during a long flight to a faraway location. The scrape at the hem? From a night spent partying in Berlin. Denim collects these moments no matter what; not even 2020 can cancel a great pair of jeans.    In what has been a generation-defining year, DIESEL invites people—the world over—to celebrate the beautiful memories made in lieu of the plans that had to be put on hold, and wear these unexpected highlights with pride. For all the trips, events, parties, plans, ceremonies and more that could not take place in 2020, we are finding the opportunity to tell the surprise stories the connections that were made, the fun that was had, and the positive silver linings.    At the center of the Fall 2020 campaign is DIESEL’s new customizable denim collection. Through a special portal on www.diesel.com—and in select stores worldwide—clients will be able to personalize the leather tags on denim with something they could not participate this year. The intention is to commemorate what they did notdo, and the memory-making moments that ensued in the absence of those plans. A birthday party called off? Celebrate it by remembering it. A surf trip postponed? Create a keepsake for what might have been and use it as inspiration to plan for a later date – always with your favorite, unforgettable denim.   The platform is multi-subject: dozens of video clips, with real life anecdotes, directed by Pantera of the group Anonymous Content, will live online and on social media. Key visuals have been created by JP Bonino and will feature DIESEL watches and eyewear in addition to ready-to-wear.    The 2-month platform will follow the stories of various talents, influential figures including Evan Mock, the skateboarder and model. Normally a resident of New York City, he chose to enter isolation in Mallorca, Spain, reconnecting with nature. Julia Fox, an Italian-American actress, found unexpectedly restored love during lockdown. Donte Colley looked inward and became more active in fighting for what’s right. These individuals were photographed by RAYSCORRUPTEDMIND.   And it doesn't stop here: DIESEL is also partnering with different canceled events, like UNTOLD Festival, one of the most renowned music festivals in the world, to create a series of limited-edition denim trousers called the 2020 Fallen Edition. UNTOLD has won the award for Best Major Festival in Europe from its inception. In a “normal” year, it is visited by more than 350,000 fans from across the globe. Those fans will hold 2020’s edition in their imagination – and in a pair of customized Diesel jeans.

THE TAILORED PUNK WOMEN'S AND MEN'S DSQUARED2 SPRING SUMMER 2021
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THE TAILORED PUNK WOMEN'S AND MEN'S DSQUARED2 SPRING SUMMER 2021

Fashion Week Tailoring, a style core of the DNA of Dsquared2 finishes every piece for the co-ed Spring Summer 2021 collection. True to the brand’s essence, the lineup features contrasting and mixing influences. Military details are worked in elegantly, and then given a punk twist with brilliant color and accessories. Silhouettes tread the line between rebellious and refined. The resulting looks are designed to seek the spirit of those who wear them.   A military theme comes by way of clothing inspired by aviation. Nylon jumpsuits feature elongated zippers. Other utilitarian harnessing is strapped into tailored jackets and trousers. Pants in tropical weight wools, papery nylon or cotton canvas come super cigarette or slightly loose to fall over classic leather lace-ups. Oversized cargo pockets and zips detail their forms. Mini studs cover men’s jacket lapels and vests. Denim jackets are spliced on the collar and button placket to create the appearance of a strap. A men’s high waist pant is constructed with a wrapped buckled closure inspired by a military uniform.   The earthy color palette is broken with tones of orange and cobalt blue—in bold stripes appliquéd onto jackets and tops. Other stripes are applied in asymmetric style on pant legs and buttoned shirts. Denim runs the gamut of pristine intense blues to super destroyed and ripped, to bleached out white jeans. Women’s denim pants have a laminated coating.   Contrasting with the modern nylon and sartorial fabrics is transparency—lace tops for men, and dresses for women. A zebra print is worked into a top and shirt for men, constructed with other textured fabrics, while for women it takes on chic proportions in a knee length pencil skirt, or short-sleeved coat.   Sexiness is defined in women’s clean black or white tailoring: skirts and dresses with slits and mini belts, coats and jackets with plunging necklines to reveal leather harnesses that loop around the neck and down on the décolleté. Dresses have feminine shapes, in sheer knits, lace-trimmed satin or tailored form-fitting styles with peekaboo backs. Pumps and sandals with fine buckled straps, and a kitten heel thong sandal with feathers underscore the collection’s feminine appeal.   Accessories play on the punk theme: men wear pearl necklaces, as a single strand or with a pendant, or moulded leather bracelets and rings, and carry doctor style leather bags and flat fanny packs.  Women’s bags include leather rectangular styles and feather coated purses. Tailoring, a style core of the DNA of Dsquared2 finishes every piece for the co-ed Spring Summer 2021 collection. True to the brand’s essence, the lineup features contrasting and mixing influences. Military details are worked in elegantly, and then given a punk twist with brilliant color and accessories. Silhouettes tread the line between rebellious and refined. The resulting looks are designed to seek the spirit of those who wear them.   A military theme comes by way of clothing inspired by aviation. Nylon jumpsuits feature elongated zippers. Other utilitarian harnessing is strapped into tailored jackets and trousers. Pants in tropical weight wools, papery nylon or cotton canvas come super cigarette or slightly loose to fall over classic leather lace-ups. Oversized cargo pockets and zips detail their forms. Mini studs cover men’s jacket lapels and vests. Denim jackets are spliced on the collar and button placket to create the appearance of a strap. A men’s high waist pant is constructed with a wrapped buckled closure inspired by a military uniform.   The earthy color palette is broken with tones of orange and cobalt blue—in bold stripes appliquéd onto jackets and tops. Other stripes are applied in asymmetric style on pant legs and buttoned shirts. Denim runs the gamut of pristine intense blues to super destroyed and ripped, to bleached out white jeans. Women’s denim pants have a laminated coating.   Contrasting with the modern nylon and sartorial fabrics is transparency—lace tops for men, and dresses for women. A zebra print is worked into a top and shirt for men, constructed with other textured fabrics, while for women it takes on chic proportions in a knee length pencil skirt, or short-sleeved coat.   Sexiness is defined in women’s clean black or white tailoring: skirts and dresses with slits and mini belts, coats and jackets with plunging necklines to reveal leather harnesses that loop around the neck and down on the décolleté. Dresses have feminine shapes, in sheer knits, lace-trimmed satin or tailored form-fitting styles with peekaboo backs. Pumps and sandals with fine buckled straps, and a kitten heel thong sandal with feathers underscore the collection’s feminine appeal.   Accessories play on the punk theme: men wear pearl necklaces, as a single strand or with a pendant, or moulded leather bracelets and rings, and carry doctor style leather bags and flat fanny packs.  Women’s bags include leather rectangular styles and feather coated purses.

#BORNINITALY: IDENTITY AND STORY IN THE NEW FW20 CAMPAIGN BY LIU JO
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#BORNINITALY: IDENTITY AND STORY IN THE NEW FW20 CAMPAIGN BY LIU JO

Fashion Five women interpret the beauty and uniqueness of being Italian, in the new concept that celebrates the roots of the brand's DNA with authenticity.    An affirmation of pride that passes through the multi-faceted faces of five Italian women with an authentic and kaleidoscopic personality: Giulia Maenza, Aurora Talarico, Hoda El Hadef, Greta Ferroand Nabou Thiamare the protagonists of #BornInItaly, the new Fall/Winter 20 campaign by Liu Jo that dedicates next season to Italy, the origin and guardian of the brand's most authentic DNA. The concept thus continues the brand story started for the brand's 25th anniversary with the chapter #BornIn1995, metaphorically broadening its objective to include an original and personal celebration of its roots.    #BornInItaly is for Liu Jo a story that symbolically unites all women to a typically Italian vision of multifaceted and multi-shaped femininity, and that manifests itself perfectly thanks to the glamorous and fresh codes of the campaign; a completely digital exercise, born to be enjoyed in a dynamic and immediate way also and especially online. It focuses on the exaltation of a light and positive "Italian way", far from clichés but naturally nonchalant and self-confident for anyone who wears it.   The shots of the campaign then appear as a sort of joyful hymn dedicated to Italy and above all as a dedication that Liu Jo addresses to Italian women and their personalities, telling the charm and enchantment of a country that has never stopped dreaming. Today more than ever.   The images, made in a studio by Giampaolo Sgura, exalt the young women - models and actresses with a strong personality, interpreters of different and magnetic beauties - and the Liu Jo outfits for next season, leaving important space to the world of denim, accessories and footwear. There is also a series of engaging video contents, played on the characteristics of individual women and on a personal and fascinating interpretation of the Italian spirit. An unexpected approach, which - focusing on essential treatments and neutral backgrounds - enhances the iconic and convincing attitude of the protagonists, also associated with their place of birth. A sort of signaturethat pays homage to the origins and roots of each one: a precious memory that tells the pride of being #BornInItaly.   Five women interpret the beauty and uniqueness of being Italian, in the new concept that celebrates the roots of the brand's DNA with authenticity.    An affirmation of pride that passes through the multi-faceted faces of five Italian women with an authentic and kaleidoscopic personality: Giulia Maenza, Aurora Talarico, Hoda El Hadef, Greta Ferroand Nabou Thiamare the protagonists of #BornInItaly, the new Fall/Winter 20 campaign by Liu Jo that dedicates next season to Italy, the origin and guardian of the brand's most authentic DNA. The concept thus continues the brand story started for the brand's 25th anniversary with the chapter #BornIn1995, metaphorically broadening its objective to include an original and personal celebration of its roots.    #BornInItaly is for Liu Jo a story that symbolically unites all women to a typically Italian vision of multifaceted and multi-shaped femininity, and that manifests itself perfectly thanks to the glamorous and fresh codes of the campaign; a completely digital exercise, born to be enjoyed in a dynamic and immediate way also and especially online. It focuses on the exaltation of a light and positive "Italian way", far from clichés but naturally nonchalant and self-confident for anyone who wears it.   The shots of the campaign then appear as a sort of joyful hymn dedicated to Italy and above all as a dedication that Liu Jo addresses to Italian women and their personalities, telling the charm and enchantment of a country that has never stopped dreaming. Today more than ever.   The images, made in a studio by Giampaolo Sgura, exalt the young women - models and actresses with a strong personality, interpreters of different and magnetic beauties - and the Liu Jo outfits for next season, leaving important space to the world of denim, accessories and footwear. There is also a series of engaging video contents, played on the characteristics of individual women and on a personal and fascinating interpretation of the Italian spirit. An unexpected approach, which - focusing on essential treatments and neutral backgrounds - enhances the iconic and convincing attitude of the protagonists, also associated with their place of birth. A sort of signaturethat pays homage to the origins and roots of each one: a precious memory that tells the pride of being #BornInItaly.  

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Parajumpers debuts "FOR YOUR JOURNEY"
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Parajumpers debuts "FOR YOUR JOURNEY"

Fashion Italian-born luxury outerwear label, Parajumpers, debuts its Autumn / Winter 2020 campaign celebrating the paths we take in life to expand our physical and mental horizons.   The campaign, titled For Your Journey, launches in conjunction with the AW20 Collection. It features a diverse cast of creatives and artisans based in the rugged beauty of New York’s Catskills Mountains, who push the mental and physical boundaries of discovery. With this collection, Parajumpers’ vision is to celebrate the journeys we each take and the progress we make along the way.   The platform is a statement that Parajumpers is designed For Your Journey. From a product standpoint, it means they create apparel that enables you to withstand the elements on your journey. From a brand standpoint, it means they inspire you to take on new journeys that enrich your life and overall well-being.     Parajumpers’ collection inspires wearers to take on new adventures, casting themselves as the lead character in their own life story. The modernity of the men’s series is defined by new materials, shapes and by outstanding new colors. All shades of deep natural colours are enhanced by details in the unmistakable PJS orange. The women’s series brings together elegance and sportswear through soft, oversized shapes, with a nod to warmth and fashion. The strong materials are emphasized by a variety of colours, from glossy to matt neutral shades, to bright tones.   Through tactical fibers and silhouettes, each piece draws attention to often overlooked details much like the people we briefly interact with, places we pass through and fleeting moments that enrich each of our day to day lives. Parajumpers hopes For Your Journey will open wearers minds to new ways of thinking, living, and interacting with the world. Italian-born luxury outerwear label, Parajumpers, debuts its Autumn / Winter 2020 campaign celebrating the paths we take in life to expand our physical and mental horizons.   The campaign, titled For Your Journey, launches in conjunction with the AW20 Collection. It features a diverse cast of creatives and artisans based in the rugged beauty of New York’s Catskills Mountains, who push the mental and physical boundaries of discovery. With this collection, Parajumpers’ vision is to celebrate the journeys we each take and the progress we make along the way.   The platform is a statement that Parajumpers is designed For Your Journey. From a product standpoint, it means they create apparel that enables you to withstand the elements on your journey. From a brand standpoint, it means they inspire you to take on new journeys that enrich your life and overall well-being.     Parajumpers’ collection inspires wearers to take on new adventures, casting themselves as the lead character in their own life story. The modernity of the men’s series is defined by new materials, shapes and by outstanding new colors. All shades of deep natural colours are enhanced by details in the unmistakable PJS orange. The women’s series brings together elegance and sportswear through soft, oversized shapes, with a nod to warmth and fashion. The strong materials are emphasized by a variety of colours, from glossy to matt neutral shades, to bright tones.   Through tactical fibers and silhouettes, each piece draws attention to often overlooked details much like the people we briefly interact with, places we pass through and fleeting moments that enrich each of our day to day lives. Parajumpers hopes For Your Journey will open wearers minds to new ways of thinking, living, and interacting with the world.

Colmar presents its collaboration with Vision of Super
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Colmar presents its collaboration with Vision of Super

Fashion Colmar presents its collaboration with Vision of Super: a collection that will conquer the underground soul of consumers attentive to trap, rap, street and contemporary culture.   The new young capsule collection reveals the iconic Colmar jackets enhanced by the graphics that have made the success of the brand created in 2018 from an idea of Dario Pozzi.It is a total look collection, with six jackets (three with a slimmer fit for men and three puffier unisex ones) and a choice of sweatshirts (with and without a hood), t-shirts, trousers, caps and a backpack. Red,  black and white are mixed in shiny and opaque fabrics and are the core of the collection with the inevitable flame design, the distinctive sign of Vision Of Super which literally lights up the Colmar logo. The result is a definitely unique and eye-catching interpretation of the iconic “stamp”.   “With this new collaboration, we wanted to explore a world of the very young more into street and underground wear,” said Giulio Colombo, Colmar CEO with a mandate for the product.     “Colmar is a company with a history going back almost a hundred years, a strong DNA and an important heritage, for us it is extremely interesting and stimulating to work on a four-hands project with a young and new brand like Vision of Super, giving rise to a collection which reflects the perfect balance between expertise and freshness.”   “Collaborating with Colmar has been a dream that came true”, explains Dario Pozzi, founder of Vision of Super. “To create this collection, we worked in close contact, together, for more than a year. The result is a series of unique pieces, made in very high quality materials and collector-worthy, dedicated to the universe of the Millennials.”   For the occasion, Colmar and Vision of Super have created a digital photography project in collaboration with the Istituto Marangoni Milano • The School of Fashion, one of the most important fashion schools in the world, which this year celebrates 85 years of history. Cecilia Rossini, Gianluca Sacchetti and Valentina Volpe, new graduates of the Styling & Creative Direction course, have taken, together with the photographer Paolo Santambrogio, a series of high impact photos which will be visible from next October on the official social networks @colmaroriginals and @visionofsuper.     The Colmar A.G.E. x Vision of Super collection will be on sale in selected stores, in the Colmar flagship stores and online on visionofsuper.com and Colmar.it from October 2020. Colmar presents its collaboration with Vision of Super: a collection that will conquer the underground soul of consumers attentive to trap, rap, street and contemporary culture.   The new young capsule collection reveals the iconic Colmar jackets enhanced by the graphics that have made the success of the brand created in 2018 from an idea of Dario Pozzi.It is a total look collection, with six jackets (three with a slimmer fit for men and three puffier unisex ones) and a choice of sweatshirts (with and without a hood), t-shirts, trousers, caps and a backpack. Red,  black and white are mixed in shiny and opaque fabrics and are the core of the collection with the inevitable flame design, the distinctive sign of Vision Of Super which literally lights up the Colmar logo. The result is a definitely unique and eye-catching interpretation of the iconic “stamp”.   “With this new collaboration, we wanted to explore a world of the very young more into street and underground wear,” said Giulio Colombo, Colmar CEO with a mandate for the product.     “Colmar is a company with a history going back almost a hundred years, a strong DNA and an important heritage, for us it is extremely interesting and stimulating to work on a four-hands project with a young and new brand like Vision of Super, giving rise to a collection which reflects the perfect balance between expertise and freshness.”   “Collaborating with Colmar has been a dream that came true”, explains Dario Pozzi, founder of Vision of Super. “To create this collection, we worked in close contact, together, for more than a year. The result is a series of unique pieces, made in very high quality materials and collector-worthy, dedicated to the universe of the Millennials.”   For the occasion, Colmar and Vision of Super have created a digital photography project in collaboration with the Istituto Marangoni Milano • The School of Fashion, one of the most important fashion schools in the world, which this year celebrates 85 years of history. Cecilia Rossini, Gianluca Sacchetti and Valentina Volpe, new graduates of the Styling & Creative Direction course, have taken, together with the photographer Paolo Santambrogio, a series of high impact photos which will be visible from next October on the official social networks @colmaroriginals and @visionofsuper.     The Colmar A.G.E. x Vision of Super collection will be on sale in selected stores, in the Colmar flagship stores and online on visionofsuper.com and Colmar.it from October 2020.

Digital cover story with actress KAT GRAHAM
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Digital cover story with actress KAT GRAHAM

Fashion Kat Graham, whose breakout role was staring as Bonnie Bennett in the hit tv show ”The Vampire Diaries”, is a Swiss-born American actress, singer, dancer, producer and humanitarian. She started her career at the early age of five, released her own music working with music titans Babyface and Prince, been involved in fashion and is an advocate for human rights, focusing on the refugee crisis with the UNHCR. Since becoming a teen idol on the show, Graham has gone on to films like ”How It Ends” alongside Forest Whitaker, ”Cut Throat City” alongside Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes, and making history as the worlds first African-American April O'Neil in the ”Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series.      Exclusive digital cover story was captured by photographer Filip Koludrovic in Italy.   We had a delight speaking with Kat:   Kat, fans mostly know you through your work on ”The Vampire Diaries”. How has this role changed your career?    The role really gave me a platform internationally. It felt like Boot Camp honestly. We were doing 22 episodes a year for eight years. It was the hardest I have ever had to work on anything at that age. Right before booking the show I was touring with Will.i.am and The Black Eyed Peas. I definitely didn't think that my break was necessarily going to come from acting even though I had been acting longer than anything at that point. From that show, I was able to reach so many fans internationally, that I might not have had otherwise. I'm truly grateful for that experience. I learned so much about my craft, and also about my space in that show and the world as the only African-American in the cast.      You've been working with Dior as one of the faces of their campaign for their new series ”What's Ladylike” of their signature Lady Dior Bag. The series explores the diverse definitions and manifestations of a lady. How would you sum up this partnership?   Dior has always been a brand to me that represents strong women. Maria constantly pushes the boundaries on what is lady like? What is feminine? Who are we in our true essence? From pairing boots with skirts, to embracing African culture from hair to fabrics, Dior is truly a house of diversity and acceptance. I'm lucky and fiercely loyal to those women and that brand, because of who they are and what they represent for all women.      You've worked on PSA short film ”At Risk Youth” for Black Lives Matter 2 years ago, which landed you an Emmy nomination. The Black Lives matter movement is now more relevant and important than ever. What's your view on all that's been going on regarding this in 2020?   The murder of so many African-Americans by police forces in America is not only heartbreaking but a symptom of a deeply rooted system of injustice and discrimination in our society.  First, as an African-American actress in Hollywood, it is incredibly unfortunate and wildly oppressive that many black actors and actresses, such as myself, still to this day experience tokenism, marginalization, and are written without three-dimensional development that is so freely given to their white co-stars. It's infuriating and unacceptable. I deeply understand how important the black narrative is on film and television, as well as in music, which is why I have made the decisions that I have made in the past few years that support those narratives and have consciously chosen to not engage in projects and or with people that don't fit within that agenda.  More importantly, I want to focus on the issue at hand - end police brutality – and work through the many layers of racism that plague our society. Black lives are on the line. Right now, I want to use my voice to raise awareness for Breonna, George, Ahmaud and the many men and women who desperately need their stories told. We cannot take our focus off of this until meaningful change comes. I also want to focus my efforts on promoting solutions, such as investing in new approaches to community safety and holding officials accountable.      You're a strong advocate for human rights. You're a supporter of the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees. What does supporting the UNHCR mean to you?   My father is eight generations Liberian. During the Liberian Civil War, my grandfather was lined up on the beach to be shot by the Charles Taylor regime. My mother is Russo-Polish, whose family fled Europe and the Holocaust. I'm half African, and half Ashkenazi, with my family living in Israel.  People who've had to find refuge in other countries in order to live a better life are prevalent in my family's history. As a result, I've made it my life mission to help raise awareness about the plight of refugees across the world. Worldwide, almost 80 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of war, conflict, persecution and human rights violations. Of those, 26 million are refugees. This is why in 2013, I joined the UNHCR - The UN refugee agency - as a High-Profile Supporter.  In the last few years, I met with Syrian refugees at the Za'atari camp in Jordan. I travelled along the Guatemala-Mexico border where I met women, children and families forced to flee their own countries to escape extreme gang violence. I visited with Somali refugees at the Melkadida camp in southern Ethiopia and travelled to Nakivale in Uganda. In all the time I was there, I met incredibly resolute, resourceful, graceful and smart people. All they wanted was the chance to stand on their own feet and show the world they had the strength to survive and to thrive. I want to give these people a voice and a chance to fulfill their potential.      In August, your action heist thriller ”Cut Throat City”, starring also Terrence Howard, Eiza Gonzalez and Wesley Snipes, finally premiered. Tell us more about this film.   ”Cut Throat City” isa film directed by RZA. I played Demyra in the film, the wife of Blink who is a struggling artist that sets out to carry out a heist with his friends, after the government neglects the 9th ward community post Hurricane Katrina. I really loved working on this film and it is probably the coolest project that I've done up-to-date.      What's next for you in film and TV?   My next film is Netflix‘s ”Operation Christmas Drop” out in November. I play a congressional aid that gets sent to the Anderson Air Force Base to shut down their mission. Fun fact, this is actually a real mission that the base does every year and is the longest running humanitarian airlift in the world to this day. This is my fourth Netflix project in the three years that I've done since wrapping TVD. I really love being a part of that family. Netflix does an incredible job of fighting for inclusion and uplifting and elevating Black talent across the board.      What do you hope to see come from the work you are doing?   I hope that through my work, whether taking photos, being in film and TV and what I've been focusing on in 2020 (which has me producing and co-founding of the Modern Nirvana wellness group), I'm able to bring empowerment and healing to the world. I hope that I'm able to give a voice to the voiceless and do it in a really creative and enlightening way, that brings more compassion and understanding to the world.      TEAM CREDITS: PHOTO AND ART DIRECTION: FILIP KOLUDROVIC STYLING : MARCO DE LUCIA @ LUISAVIAROMA HAIR AND MAKE UP: ELISA RAMPI PRODUCTION: FEDERICA FRAGNOLI @LUISAVIAROMA ALL FASHION: @LUISAVIAROMA SPECIAL THANKS TO CRISTIANA CANOSA @ COMUNE DI ORTONA A MARE (CH) FOR THE LOCATIONS EDITOR: TIMOTEJ LETONJA Kat Graham, whose breakout role was staring as Bonnie Bennett in the hit tv show ”The Vampire Diaries”, is a Swiss-born American actress, singer, dancer, producer and humanitarian. She started her career at the early age of five, released her own music working with music titans Babyface and Prince, been involved in fashion and is an advocate for human rights, focusing on the refugee crisis with the UNHCR. Since becoming a teen idol on the show, Graham has gone on to films like ”How It Ends” alongside Forest Whitaker, ”Cut Throat City” alongside Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes, and making history as the worlds first African-American April O'Neil in the ”Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” series.      Exclusive digital cover story was captured by photographer Filip Koludrovic in Italy.   We had a delight speaking with Kat:   Kat, fans mostly know you through your work on ”The Vampire Diaries”. How has this role changed your career?    The role really gave me a platform internationally. It felt like Boot Camp honestly. We were doing 22 episodes a year for eight years. It was the hardest I have ever had to work on anything at that age. Right before booking the show I was touring with Will.i.am and The Black Eyed Peas. I definitely didn't think that my break was necessarily going to come from acting even though I had been acting longer than anything at that point. From that show, I was able to reach so many fans internationally, that I might not have had otherwise. I'm truly grateful for that experience. I learned so much about my craft, and also about my space in that show and the world as the only African-American in the cast.      You've been working with Dior as one of the faces of their campaign for their new series ”What's Ladylike” of their signature Lady Dior Bag. The series explores the diverse definitions and manifestations of a lady. How would you sum up this partnership?   Dior has always been a brand to me that represents strong women. Maria constantly pushes the boundaries on what is lady like? What is feminine? Who are we in our true essence? From pairing boots with skirts, to embracing African culture from hair to fabrics, Dior is truly a house of diversity and acceptance. I'm lucky and fiercely loyal to those women and that brand, because of who they are and what they represent for all women.      You've worked on PSA short film ”At Risk Youth” for Black Lives Matter 2 years ago, which landed you an Emmy nomination. The Black Lives matter movement is now more relevant and important than ever. What's your view on all that's been going on regarding this in 2020?   The murder of so many African-Americans by police forces in America is not only heartbreaking but a symptom of a deeply rooted system of injustice and discrimination in our society.  First, as an African-American actress in Hollywood, it is incredibly unfortunate and wildly oppressive that many black actors and actresses, such as myself, still to this day experience tokenism, marginalization, and are written without three-dimensional development that is so freely given to their white co-stars. It's infuriating and unacceptable. I deeply understand how important the black narrative is on film and television, as well as in music, which is why I have made the decisions that I have made in the past few years that support those narratives and have consciously chosen to not engage in projects and or with people that don't fit within that agenda.  More importantly, I want to focus on the issue at hand - end police brutality – and work through the many layers of racism that plague our society. Black lives are on the line. Right now, I want to use my voice to raise awareness for Breonna, George, Ahmaud and the many men and women who desperately need their stories told. We cannot take our focus off of this until meaningful change comes. I also want to focus my efforts on promoting solutions, such as investing in new approaches to community safety and holding officials accountable.      You're a strong advocate for human rights. You're a supporter of the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees. What does supporting the UNHCR mean to you?   My father is eight generations Liberian. During the Liberian Civil War, my grandfather was lined up on the beach to be shot by the Charles Taylor regime. My mother is Russo-Polish, whose family fled Europe and the Holocaust. I'm half African, and half Ashkenazi, with my family living in Israel.  People who've had to find refuge in other countries in order to live a better life are prevalent in my family's history. As a result, I've made it my life mission to help raise awareness about the plight of refugees across the world. Worldwide, almost 80 million people have been forced to flee their homes because of war, conflict, persecution and human rights violations. Of those, 26 million are refugees. This is why in 2013, I joined the UNHCR - The UN refugee agency - as a High-Profile Supporter.  In the last few years, I met with Syrian refugees at the Za'atari camp in Jordan. I travelled along the Guatemala-Mexico border where I met women, children and families forced to flee their own countries to escape extreme gang violence. I visited with Somali refugees at the Melkadida camp in southern Ethiopia and travelled to Nakivale in Uganda. In all the time I was there, I met incredibly resolute, resourceful, graceful and smart people. All they wanted was the chance to stand on their own feet and show the world they had the strength to survive and to thrive. I want to give these people a voice and a chance to fulfill their potential.      In August, your action heist thriller ”Cut Throat City”, starring also Terrence Howard, Eiza Gonzalez and Wesley Snipes, finally premiered. Tell us more about this film.   ”Cut Throat City” isa film directed by RZA. I played Demyra in the film, the wife of Blink who is a struggling artist that sets out to carry out a heist with his friends, after the government neglects the 9th ward community post Hurricane Katrina. I really loved working on this film and it is probably the coolest project that I've done up-to-date.      What's next for you in film and TV?   My next film is Netflix‘s ”Operation Christmas Drop” out in November. I play a congressional aid that gets sent to the Anderson Air Force Base to shut down their mission. Fun fact, this is actually a real mission that the base does every year and is the longest running humanitarian airlift in the world to this day. This is my fourth Netflix project in the three years that I've done since wrapping TVD. I really love being a part of that family. Netflix does an incredible job of fighting for inclusion and uplifting and elevating Black talent across the board.      What do you hope to see come from the work you are doing?   I hope that through my work, whether taking photos, being in film and TV and what I've been focusing on in 2020 (which has me producing and co-founding of the Modern Nirvana wellness group), I'm able to bring empowerment and healing to the world. I hope that I'm able to give a voice to the voiceless and do it in a really creative and enlightening way, that brings more compassion and understanding to the world.      TEAM CREDITS: PHOTO AND ART DIRECTION: FILIP KOLUDROVIC STYLING : MARCO DE LUCIA @ LUISAVIAROMA HAIR AND MAKE UP: ELISA RAMPI PRODUCTION: FEDERICA FRAGNOLI @LUISAVIAROMA ALL FASHION: @LUISAVIAROMA SPECIAL THANKS TO CRISTIANA CANOSA @ COMUNE DI ORTONA A MARE (CH) FOR THE LOCATIONS EDITOR: TIMOTEJ LETONJA

Digital Cover story with actor Nolan Funk
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Digital Cover story with actor Nolan Funk

Men Exclusive editorial and digital cover of actor Nolan Funk, photographed by Kat Irlin.     TEAM CREDITS: photog - kat irlin (@kat_in_nyc) talent - nolan funk (@nolanfunk) talent - rachel connor (@rachelnconnor) styling - seppe tirabassi (@seppetirabassi) makeup - jodie boland (@jodieboland), hair - riad azar (@riadazar9), assistant - ros hayes (@roshaknie), shot at - splashlight studios (@splashlightstudios) editor: Timotej Letonja Exclusive editorial and digital cover of actor Nolan Funk, photographed by Kat Irlin.     TEAM CREDITS: photog - kat irlin (@kat_in_nyc) talent - nolan funk (@nolanfunk) talent - rachel connor (@rachelnconnor) styling - seppe tirabassi (@seppetirabassi) makeup - jodie boland (@jodieboland), hair - riad azar (@riadazar9), assistant - ros hayes (@roshaknie), shot at - splashlight studios (@splashlightstudios) editor: Timotej Letonja

TOMMY HILFIGER AND LEWIS HAMILTON FURTHER BUILD ON SUSTAINABILITY AND ‘STYLE FOR ALL’ JOURNEY WITH CO-CREATED FALL 2020 COLLECTION
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TOMMY HILFIGER AND LEWIS HAMILTON FURTHER BUILD ON SUSTAINABILITY AND ‘STYLE FOR ALL’ JOURNEY WITH CO-CREATED FALL 2020 COLLECTION

Fashion Tommy Hilfiger, announces the Fall 2020 TommyXLewis collection, the fifth collaboration with Six-Time Formula OneTM World Champion and global brand ambassador, Lewis Hamilton. Building on the sustainability journey that Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton have been on since the start of their partnership, the collection makes positive steps forward in Tommy Hilfiger’s mission to create fashion that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All by incorporating 100% recycled denim, organic cotton and post- consumer recycled materials into almost 80% of the collection. It also features gender-neutral pieces,celebrating the “Style for All” philosophy at the heart of the collaboration – a belief that great style erases all boundaries in gender, age, ethnicity and body type. The Fall 2020 TommyXLewiscollection will be available on tommy.com and in select TOMMY HILFIGER stores and wholesale locations globally starting September 15, 2020.   “Our fifth collaboration continues to champion the causes most important to us,” said Tommy Hilfiger.“For Fall 2020, Lewis and I wanted to create the strongest realization of the TommyXLewis values. We found new ways to embody our sustainability and ‘Style for All’ focus, while staying true to the TOMMY HILFIGER brand’s classic American cool DNA. The result is fresh, bold and something we’re really excited to share with fans around the world.”   The TommyXLewis collaboration is the creative intersection of two worlds: the brand’s strong Americana heritage and Lewis’ contemporary streetwear style, which celebrates iconic designs that embody the modern American spirit. The result is a globally-inspired offering of premier street style. Drawing fromthe brand’s rich archives, the collection is inspired by iconic archive pieces, which have been reinvented in more sustainable materials, ‘Style for All’ silhouettes and new uplifting messages. As a brand that has always stood for determined optimism, the Fall 2020 “CREATE UNITY” messaging featured across various styles was chosen to inspire fans to unite for the causes they believe in, and share this message of peace with the world.   “Evolving as a designer and collaborator through the TommyXLewis collections has been such an incrediblejourney,” said Lewis Hamilton. “Over the last five seasons, I have loved working with Tommy to push boundaries, take creative risks and capture my personal sense of style in our designs. Our new Fall 2020 collection embodies everything we stand for – from authentic self-expression to inclusivity and sustainability – while building on the TommyXLewis aesthetic we have cemented. We could not be prouder of what we have created together.” Tommy Hilfiger, announces the Fall 2020 TommyXLewis collection, the fifth collaboration with Six-Time Formula OneTM World Champion and global brand ambassador, Lewis Hamilton. Building on the sustainability journey that Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton have been on since the start of their partnership, the collection makes positive steps forward in Tommy Hilfiger’s mission to create fashion that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All by incorporating 100% recycled denim, organic cotton and post- consumer recycled materials into almost 80% of the collection. It also features gender-neutral pieces,celebrating the “Style for All” philosophy at the heart of the collaboration – a belief that great style erases all boundaries in gender, age, ethnicity and body type. The Fall 2020 TommyXLewiscollection will be available on tommy.com and in select TOMMY HILFIGER stores and wholesale locations globally starting September 15, 2020.   “Our fifth collaboration continues to champion the causes most important to us,” said Tommy Hilfiger.“For Fall 2020, Lewis and I wanted to create the strongest realization of the TommyXLewis values. We found new ways to embody our sustainability and ‘Style for All’ focus, while staying true to the TOMMY HILFIGER brand’s classic American cool DNA. The result is fresh, bold and something we’re really excited to share with fans around the world.”   The TommyXLewis collaboration is the creative intersection of two worlds: the brand’s strong Americana heritage and Lewis’ contemporary streetwear style, which celebrates iconic designs that embody the modern American spirit. The result is a globally-inspired offering of premier street style. Drawing fromthe brand’s rich archives, the collection is inspired by iconic archive pieces, which have been reinvented in more sustainable materials, ‘Style for All’ silhouettes and new uplifting messages. As a brand that has always stood for determined optimism, the Fall 2020 “CREATE UNITY” messaging featured across various styles was chosen to inspire fans to unite for the causes they believe in, and share this message of peace with the world.   “Evolving as a designer and collaborator through the TommyXLewis collections has been such an incrediblejourney,” said Lewis Hamilton. “Over the last five seasons, I have loved working with Tommy to push boundaries, take creative risks and capture my personal sense of style in our designs. Our new Fall 2020 collection embodies everything we stand for – from authentic self-expression to inclusivity and sustainability – while building on the TommyXLewis aesthetic we have cemented. We could not be prouder of what we have created together.”

"INTERLUDE" exclusive digital editorial
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"INTERLUDE" exclusive digital editorial

Fashion Exclusive editorial by Giuseppe Triscari.     TEAM CREDITS: Photography: Giuseppe Triscari Styling: Fabio Pittalis Casting: Giuseppe Triscari Hair: Giuseppe Lorusso @ Closeup Milano Make-up: Lorenzo Zavatta 1st Ph. Assistant: Marella Bessone 2nd Ph. Assistant: Bhagya Gaikwad St. Assistant: Gianluca Troncatti Models: Nikita@Ilovemodels and Kristo er@95mgmt Special thanks to Lidia Bianchi Exclusive editorial by Giuseppe Triscari.     TEAM CREDITS: Photography: Giuseppe Triscari Styling: Fabio Pittalis Casting: Giuseppe Triscari Hair: Giuseppe Lorusso @ Closeup Milano Make-up: Lorenzo Zavatta 1st Ph. Assistant: Marella Bessone 2nd Ph. Assistant: Bhagya Gaikwad St. Assistant: Gianluca Troncatti Models: Nikita@Ilovemodels and Kristo er@95mgmt Special thanks to Lidia Bianchi

PORSCHE X BOSS FALL/WINTER 2020 CAPSULE COLLECTION
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PORSCHE X BOSS FALL/WINTER 2020 CAPSULE COLLECTION

Men Porsche and BOSS come together for a fourth season to unveil a trend-driven capsule of menswear designs for Fall/Winter 2020, directly inspired by the aesthetics of a Porsche sports car.   Hoodies, denim, and jersey join tailoring and leather in the new collection, which, combined with bold use of color, delivers an even younger and more modern feel to the successful partnership than before.   Highlight pieces include a matte black outerwear jacket that reverses to a glossy red puffer design, a zip-through knit cardigan with channel-quilted nylon front panel, and drawstring waist pants finished with racing stripes at the pockets.   A mercerized cotton hoodie, branded glossy leather sneakers, and a perfectly cut T-shirt with stripe details all create a relaxed, yet effortlessly confident mood.   The signature BOSS attention to detail is evident throughout. Alongside curved seams inspired by the Porsche silhouette, other details also refer to the iconic sports car design. The key pocket inside every jacket on the left-hand side corresponds to the position of the ignition, while the racing stripe taping instantly recalls the distinctive backlights.   Impactful black, dark olive, and red anchor this season’s color palette, and are reflected in theFall/Winter campaign film, featuring the Porsche Taycan. Presenting the new collection alongside an all-electric car is another nod to the spirit of innovation at the heart of both brands. Porsche and BOSS come together for a fourth season to unveil a trend-driven capsule of menswear designs for Fall/Winter 2020, directly inspired by the aesthetics of a Porsche sports car.   Hoodies, denim, and jersey join tailoring and leather in the new collection, which, combined with bold use of color, delivers an even younger and more modern feel to the successful partnership than before.   Highlight pieces include a matte black outerwear jacket that reverses to a glossy red puffer design, a zip-through knit cardigan with channel-quilted nylon front panel, and drawstring waist pants finished with racing stripes at the pockets.   A mercerized cotton hoodie, branded glossy leather sneakers, and a perfectly cut T-shirt with stripe details all create a relaxed, yet effortlessly confident mood.   The signature BOSS attention to detail is evident throughout. Alongside curved seams inspired by the Porsche silhouette, other details also refer to the iconic sports car design. The key pocket inside every jacket on the left-hand side corresponds to the position of the ignition, while the racing stripe taping instantly recalls the distinctive backlights.   Impactful black, dark olive, and red anchor this season’s color palette, and are reflected in theFall/Winter campaign film, featuring the Porsche Taycan. Presenting the new collection alongside an all-electric car is another nod to the spirit of innovation at the heart of both brands.

C.P. Company presents the Metropolis Dyneema
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C.P. Company presents the Metropolis Dyneema

Fashion C.P. Company’s iconic Metropolis jacket has been remastered as part of the brand’s Urban Protection range, which was first developed in 1998 with a collection of innovative and conceptual garments that could be transformed to protect the wearer. The very first piece in the original Urban Protection line, the Metropolis Jacket defines an overarching concept of NEXT LANDSCAPE that inspires the collection.      A theme developed by C.P. Company design team for the FW020 collection, NEXT LANDSCAPE represents a hopeful image of how nature infiltrates the urban landscape.  To launch the jacket, the brand presents a film interpreting this theme through the lens of James Massiah, a contemporary poet and musician whose work dissects the relationships between an ever-changing city and its communities.   The visual realization of NEXT LANDSCAPE confronts current tensions between a metropolitan existence and a renewed natural way of living, exploring the duality of urban spaces and their organic elements. Concepts of urban decay and regrowth touch on contemporary feelings of hope through Massiah, as his visionary words offer an honest take on the endlessly evolving environment of the city.    “NEXT LANDSCAPE is about the inevitability of change and the passage of time. In doing so, it places a special significance on those things, which throughout time and in the midst of change, remain constant.”   The FW020 Metropolis jacket has been recreated in Dyneema, a weatherproof proprietary material with the highest strength–to-weight ratio of any man-made fibre; approximately eight times that of high-strength steel. This incredibly light yet resilient fabric is combined with an elaborate system of pockets (a signature C.P. Company feature), an adjustable face mask and detachable branded ID badge detail – unique to the Urban Protection range.   Launching as part of a reimagining of the Urban Protection series, honouring a landmark in the brand’s history, the Metropolis Dyneema will be available from 7thSeptember from cpcompany.com, cpcompany.co.uk, C.P. Company flagship stores and exclusive selected retailers worldwide.   watch their new short film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2YV71Z-VPU C.P. Company’s iconic Metropolis jacket has been remastered as part of the brand’s Urban Protection range, which was first developed in 1998 with a collection of innovative and conceptual garments that could be transformed to protect the wearer. The very first piece in the original Urban Protection line, the Metropolis Jacket defines an overarching concept of NEXT LANDSCAPE that inspires the collection.      A theme developed by C.P. Company design team for the FW020 collection, NEXT LANDSCAPE represents a hopeful image of how nature infiltrates the urban landscape.  To launch the jacket, the brand presents a film interpreting this theme through the lens of James Massiah, a contemporary poet and musician whose work dissects the relationships between an ever-changing city and its communities.   The visual realization of NEXT LANDSCAPE confronts current tensions between a metropolitan existence and a renewed natural way of living, exploring the duality of urban spaces and their organic elements. Concepts of urban decay and regrowth touch on contemporary feelings of hope through Massiah, as his visionary words offer an honest take on the endlessly evolving environment of the city.    “NEXT LANDSCAPE is about the inevitability of change and the passage of time. In doing so, it places a special significance on those things, which throughout time and in the midst of change, remain constant.”   The FW020 Metropolis jacket has been recreated in Dyneema, a weatherproof proprietary material with the highest strength–to-weight ratio of any man-made fibre; approximately eight times that of high-strength steel. This incredibly light yet resilient fabric is combined with an elaborate system of pockets (a signature C.P. Company feature), an adjustable face mask and detachable branded ID badge detail – unique to the Urban Protection range.   Launching as part of a reimagining of the Urban Protection series, honouring a landmark in the brand’s history, the Metropolis Dyneema will be available from 7thSeptember from cpcompany.com, cpcompany.co.uk, C.P. Company flagship stores and exclusive selected retailers worldwide.   watch their new short film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2YV71Z-VPU

BALENCIAGA MUSIC
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BALENCIAGA MUSIC

On the Playlist Balenciaga is now on Apple Music, curating exclusive playlists. Balenciaga Artistic Director Demna Gvasalia has personally chosen a group of influential artists to create original playlists that will be announced over time, along with limited-edition Balenciaga product releases.   Artists whose work has greatly inspired Demna throughout his life were invited to share their own musical universes with personal references and music they themselves enjoy listening to. The resulting playlists will be available exclusivelyvia Balenciaga’s curator page on Apple Music.   Along with each playlist, a collection of limited-edition products inspired by these chosen artists will be available to purchase in select stores and on Balenciaga.com. These items loosely reference the merchandise and backstage gear found at live music venues or clubs.   “The Balenciaga x Apple Music playlists will be by some of my favorite music artists, each of whom I have personally selected,” said Demna Gvasalia about the new endeavor. “These playlists will represent their personal tastes and influences, giving insight into what they listen to in their own lives.   “To launch the project, I decided to release my own playlist, including somefavorite tracks that I listen to every day. This playlist is a musical introduction andrepresentation of me. This is why it is called Hello, My Name Is Demna.”   Demna’s playlist is available September 10th at 6pm CET. It features 13 hours ofhis favorite music, including tracks by some of the artists that will later provide Balenciaga playlists. The first limited-edition merch products feature nametag graphic that reads Hello, My Name Is Demna.   more on Balenciaga.com Balenciaga is now on Apple Music, curating exclusive playlists. Balenciaga Artistic Director Demna Gvasalia has personally chosen a group of influential artists to create original playlists that will be announced over time, along with limited-edition Balenciaga product releases.   Artists whose work has greatly inspired Demna throughout his life were invited to share their own musical universes with personal references and music they themselves enjoy listening to. The resulting playlists will be available exclusivelyvia Balenciaga’s curator page on Apple Music.   Along with each playlist, a collection of limited-edition products inspired by these chosen artists will be available to purchase in select stores and on Balenciaga.com. These items loosely reference the merchandise and backstage gear found at live music venues or clubs.   “The Balenciaga x Apple Music playlists will be by some of my favorite music artists, each of whom I have personally selected,” said Demna Gvasalia about the new endeavor. “These playlists will represent their personal tastes and influences, giving insight into what they listen to in their own lives.   “To launch the project, I decided to release my own playlist, including somefavorite tracks that I listen to every day. This playlist is a musical introduction andrepresentation of me. This is why it is called Hello, My Name Is Demna.”   Demna’s playlist is available September 10th at 6pm CET. It features 13 hours ofhis favorite music, including tracks by some of the artists that will later provide Balenciaga playlists. The first limited-edition merch products feature nametag graphic that reads Hello, My Name Is Demna.   more on Balenciaga.com

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