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In conversation with Damon Baker
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In conversation with Damon Baker

Photography Photographer Damon Baker known for signing with industry powerhouse  by the time he turned 18 years old. He has worked with the likes of Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman, Jared Leto to name just a few. We had a pleasure speaking to him about his career, passion and life.      Damon, please tell us what does photography mean to you? Photography to me means freedom. It allows me to go deep within my emotions and draw from that place to translate my pain and darkness into something beautiful. Without that, I’m not sure I’d ever be able to understand myself.     Your work is mostly in black and white. What is behind your love of black & white photography? I’ve simply just always felt a deep connection to black and white photography. I think it relates to my emotions also, and that I don’t feel happy all the time nor do I feel sad all the time. I live in a state of inbetween, so color doesn’t feel honest to me, grayness does.     Your photography is really edgy and unique, but you also started experiencing with color. The timeless shots you did of Hailey Bieber show your different side. Tell us more about that other side of tour work. I feel that I usually experiment with color when I am in love with somebody in my life. The colors still have a desaturation to them because like love, it is a temporarily feeling of happiness, there is still a slight darkness there.     Which was your favourite project you’ve worked on so far and why? You’ve worked with many artists and celebrities in your career. If you had to choose your favorite one you’ve photographed, who would it be and why?  Every picture that I have worked on is a favorite, honestly. Because with each picture comes a connection and a self expression and that truly is the most beautiful feeling in the world And, every person I have created with is unique and holds it’s own special story. I couldn’t choose because even if the experience wasn’t the best, it still is a story that I’ve experienced and created with.       You started your career very young and have done an impressive amount of work for your age. Was photography always something you wanted to do in life and what are your plans for the future?    I started working professionally at seventeen so I’ve learnt a lot in life but with that I had to also grow up very quickly and handle myself in the world, in different countries, with different people. I am thankful for all of this knowledge but it hasn’t been easy and it has consumed my entire life and everything that I know. I’m not sure I could do anything else at this point, it’s almost as if I was born to do this. I’d like to experience more in the future and expand on my art, hopefully growing with it.        You’re an advocate for Suicide prevention. Can you tell us more about your involvement.    I just truly want people to not feel alone in their emotions or to be ashamed of their emotions. I have learnt that without so much of my pain, I wouldn’t be half the artist I am. I want to inspire others to accept this about themselves also and to use creativity as a tool to self express freely and truly.   I think it’s important for people to know that everything I say is how I feel and I can only truly speak for myself in the hopes that it will connect with how others are feeling too. I feel we are almost made to believe that our vulnerabilities are a weakness. I disagree completely with that, I enjoy to feel, I respect my pain, without it I don’t think I’d be half the artist that I am. I channel my emotions and my vulnerabilities into my creativity and into my connecting with other people. I believe that is strength. Weakness, in my opinion, is denying yourself to feel. I speak out about my journey with my own mental health simply because I am part of the crisis. I have been, for a very long time, through sexuality, identity, anxiety, depression, not knowing what to do next. Every little part of life that feels hard, I’m part of, we all are. I found my therapy through my art and my creativity so it is not my job as an artist to sugar coat my reality, it is my job to share my voice and inspire.     Can you tell us more about your recently released project  First Impressions with Netflix? First Impressions is my directorial debut. I wanted to create an extension from my still pictures. I feel my still imagery holds so much emotion and I wanted to explore that in moving image. First Impressions is an exploration through my eye that challenges the ideology of how himself and the humans in his world are viewed. Are we perfect? Not at all. Society has manipulated the idea that gaining noticeable success suggests that all your problems are solved. Honestly, they are mostly amplified. I created this series to give a platform for my subjects to express their true selves, without judgement, in a safe space, through art.  (@Netflix @Kristine_Froseth) To be continued…     You can follow his work on instagram @Damon_Baker Photographer Damon Baker known for signing with industry powerhouse  by the time he turned 18 years old. He has worked with the likes of Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman, Jared Leto to name just a few. We had a pleasure speaking to him about his career, passion and life.      Damon, please tell us what does photography mean to you? Photography to me means freedom. It allows me to go deep within my emotions and draw from that place to translate my pain and darkness into something beautiful. Without that, I’m not sure I’d ever be able to understand myself.     Your work is mostly in black and white. What is behind your love of black & white photography? I’ve simply just always felt a deep connection to black and white photography. I think it relates to my emotions also, and that I don’t feel happy all the time nor do I feel sad all the time. I live in a state of inbetween, so color doesn’t feel honest to me, grayness does.     Your photography is really edgy and unique, but you also started experiencing with color. The timeless shots you did of Hailey Bieber show your different side. Tell us more about that other side of tour work. I feel that I usually experiment with color when I am in love with somebody in my life. The colors still have a desaturation to them because like love, it is a temporarily feeling of happiness, there is still a slight darkness there.     Which was your favourite project you’ve worked on so far and why? You’ve worked with many artists and celebrities in your career. If you had to choose your favorite one you’ve photographed, who would it be and why?  Every picture that I have worked on is a favorite, honestly. Because with each picture comes a connection and a self expression and that truly is the most beautiful feeling in the world And, every person I have created with is unique and holds it’s own special story. I couldn’t choose because even if the experience wasn’t the best, it still is a story that I’ve experienced and created with.       You started your career very young and have done an impressive amount of work for your age. Was photography always something you wanted to do in life and what are your plans for the future?    I started working professionally at seventeen so I’ve learnt a lot in life but with that I had to also grow up very quickly and handle myself in the world, in different countries, with different people. I am thankful for all of this knowledge but it hasn’t been easy and it has consumed my entire life and everything that I know. I’m not sure I could do anything else at this point, it’s almost as if I was born to do this. I’d like to experience more in the future and expand on my art, hopefully growing with it.        You’re an advocate for Suicide prevention. Can you tell us more about your involvement.    I just truly want people to not feel alone in their emotions or to be ashamed of their emotions. I have learnt that without so much of my pain, I wouldn’t be half the artist I am. I want to inspire others to accept this about themselves also and to use creativity as a tool to self express freely and truly.   I think it’s important for people to know that everything I say is how I feel and I can only truly speak for myself in the hopes that it will connect with how others are feeling too. I feel we are almost made to believe that our vulnerabilities are a weakness. I disagree completely with that, I enjoy to feel, I respect my pain, without it I don’t think I’d be half the artist that I am. I channel my emotions and my vulnerabilities into my creativity and into my connecting with other people. I believe that is strength. Weakness, in my opinion, is denying yourself to feel. I speak out about my journey with my own mental health simply because I am part of the crisis. I have been, for a very long time, through sexuality, identity, anxiety, depression, not knowing what to do next. Every little part of life that feels hard, I’m part of, we all are. I found my therapy through my art and my creativity so it is not my job as an artist to sugar coat my reality, it is my job to share my voice and inspire.     Can you tell us more about your recently released project  First Impressions with Netflix? First Impressions is my directorial debut. I wanted to create an extension from my still pictures. I feel my still imagery holds so much emotion and I wanted to explore that in moving image. First Impressions is an exploration through my eye that challenges the ideology of how himself and the humans in his world are viewed. Are we perfect? Not at all. Society has manipulated the idea that gaining noticeable success suggests that all your problems are solved. Honestly, they are mostly amplified. I created this series to give a platform for my subjects to express their true selves, without judgement, in a safe space, through art.  (@Netflix @Kristine_Froseth) To be continued…     You can follow his work on instagram @Damon_Baker

Exclusive Editorial in collaboration with BOSS
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Exclusive Editorial in collaboration with BOSS

Fashion Exclusive editorial collaboration with BOSS, captured by Chris Philippo.     TEAM CREDITS:   PHOTOGRAPHY — CHRIS PHILIPPO STYLING & CREATIVE DIRECTION — GINO GURRIERI HAIR AND MAKE-UP — WOUT PHILIPPO for CHARLOTTE TILBURY CASTING — TIMOTEJ LETONJA MODELS — VERA via TOUCHÉ MODELS & Jelle via RICHES MGMT     #BOSSxNUMERO Exclusive editorial collaboration with BOSS, captured by Chris Philippo.     TEAM CREDITS:   PHOTOGRAPHY — CHRIS PHILIPPO STYLING & CREATIVE DIRECTION — GINO GURRIERI HAIR AND MAKE-UP — WOUT PHILIPPO for CHARLOTTE TILBURY CASTING — TIMOTEJ LETONJA MODELS — VERA via TOUCHÉ MODELS & Jelle via RICHES MGMT     #BOSSxNUMERO

The new Antigona Soft bag from Givenchy
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The new Antigona Soft bag from Givenchy

Accessories For Fall-Winter 2020/2021, Givenchy unveils seasonal colors and treatments for the Antigona Soft, the latest addition to the iconic Antigona family of handbags.   Named for the mythical Greek heroine, the Antigona Soft captures the Fall-Winter 2020 mood of discreet nonchalance. Crafted in supple calfskin with both classic and seasonal finishes and treatments, it reprises the original Antigona’s signature geometry, bold zips and pentagonal patch, now updated with a more informal, slouchy shape.   Rooted in the Givenchy couture heritage of elegant ease and masculine/feminine duality, the Antigona Soft is defined by generous proportions and a shape that lets it move from day to weekend with all the effortless versatility of a favorite leather jacket. On the runway, it was shown wrapped in large, contrasting silk scarves twisted and knotted around the handles, a visually impactful yet casual-looking way of accentuating individuality and graphic appeal.   Though relaxed in spirit, the Antigona Soft is perfectly on-point in terms of style and practicality. Its sleek calfskin body features an ample central compartment with dual zip closures on medium and large styles, with an inner card pocket, vertical side straps with turn-lock fastenings, twin top handles and a removeable shoulder strap for two modes of wear (hand-held or over-the-shoulder). A small version likewise accommodates all the essentials, with a zipped compartment, a card pocket and an adjustable, removable strap for cross-body wear.   Timeless finishes for the Antigona Soft include classic black and pearl gray. Seasonal statements feature a graphic houndstooth version that echoes ready-to-wear looks, and a version in extra supple calf leather embossed with a crocodile finish. An elevated version in two-tone, hand-pleated leather offers a dressier option.   This new variations will debut in Givenchy boutiques worldwide on September 18th, 2020. Retail prices: from 1,450 euros. For Fall-Winter 2020/2021, Givenchy unveils seasonal colors and treatments for the Antigona Soft, the latest addition to the iconic Antigona family of handbags.   Named for the mythical Greek heroine, the Antigona Soft captures the Fall-Winter 2020 mood of discreet nonchalance. Crafted in supple calfskin with both classic and seasonal finishes and treatments, it reprises the original Antigona’s signature geometry, bold zips and pentagonal patch, now updated with a more informal, slouchy shape.   Rooted in the Givenchy couture heritage of elegant ease and masculine/feminine duality, the Antigona Soft is defined by generous proportions and a shape that lets it move from day to weekend with all the effortless versatility of a favorite leather jacket. On the runway, it was shown wrapped in large, contrasting silk scarves twisted and knotted around the handles, a visually impactful yet casual-looking way of accentuating individuality and graphic appeal.   Though relaxed in spirit, the Antigona Soft is perfectly on-point in terms of style and practicality. Its sleek calfskin body features an ample central compartment with dual zip closures on medium and large styles, with an inner card pocket, vertical side straps with turn-lock fastenings, twin top handles and a removeable shoulder strap for two modes of wear (hand-held or over-the-shoulder). A small version likewise accommodates all the essentials, with a zipped compartment, a card pocket and an adjustable, removable strap for cross-body wear.   Timeless finishes for the Antigona Soft include classic black and pearl gray. Seasonal statements feature a graphic houndstooth version that echoes ready-to-wear looks, and a version in extra supple calf leather embossed with a crocodile finish. An elevated version in two-tone, hand-pleated leather offers a dressier option.   This new variations will debut in Givenchy boutiques worldwide on September 18th, 2020. Retail prices: from 1,450 euros.

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GUCCI releases the new Jackie 1961
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GUCCI releases the new Jackie 1961

Accessories The Gucci Autumn Winter 2020 women’s and men’s fashion shows saw the reintroduction of one of the House’s most famous styles — the Jackie Bag — imbued with new relevance.      First created in 1961, the hobo bag, with its elegant curved shape and distinctive gold hardware closure, became emblematic of the ‘60s and ‘70s jetsetter lifestyle for which the House was known. Most notably, Jackie Kennedy was photographed with the bag so frequently it became known simply as “The Jackie.”   A key member of the Gucci bag family for many decades, the Jackie has been redesigned several times over the years. Its newest incarnation, designed by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, is the Jackie 1961. A fusion of his fascination with archival codes and contemporary vision, the bag re-emerges to transcend traditional accessories classifications with its non-binary attitude. In fact, Alessandro Michele debuted the Jackie 1961 at HIS men’s Fall Winter 2020 fashion show. Reduced in size and worn by both men and women in diverse looks — tailoring, grunge and clothes with shrunken proportions — the House’s recognizable bag assumed an entirely new character.   Sourcing a vintage Jackie bag from his personal archive, Alessandro Michele proposes three different sizes — medium, small and mini — rendered in a new pared down silhouette. Clean lines bring the focus to the unique piston closure and the rich leather itself. All styles of the Jackie 1961 are available in black and red leather as well as GG Supreme canvas with Web stripe. The small and mini versions feature an extended palette that includes neutral-colored python as well as candy pastel hues of lilac, butter, light blue and soft pink. A longer, removable shoulder strap enhances the new Jackie’s flexible personality and versatile practicality.     The Jackie 1961 joins the Dionysus, the Marmont and the Horsebit 1955 as a Beloved Line of the House.  The Gucci Autumn Winter 2020 women’s and men’s fashion shows saw the reintroduction of one of the House’s most famous styles — the Jackie Bag — imbued with new relevance.      First created in 1961, the hobo bag, with its elegant curved shape and distinctive gold hardware closure, became emblematic of the ‘60s and ‘70s jetsetter lifestyle for which the House was known. Most notably, Jackie Kennedy was photographed with the bag so frequently it became known simply as “The Jackie.”   A key member of the Gucci bag family for many decades, the Jackie has been redesigned several times over the years. Its newest incarnation, designed by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, is the Jackie 1961. A fusion of his fascination with archival codes and contemporary vision, the bag re-emerges to transcend traditional accessories classifications with its non-binary attitude. In fact, Alessandro Michele debuted the Jackie 1961 at HIS men’s Fall Winter 2020 fashion show. Reduced in size and worn by both men and women in diverse looks — tailoring, grunge and clothes with shrunken proportions — the House’s recognizable bag assumed an entirely new character.   Sourcing a vintage Jackie bag from his personal archive, Alessandro Michele proposes three different sizes — medium, small and mini — rendered in a new pared down silhouette. Clean lines bring the focus to the unique piston closure and the rich leather itself. All styles of the Jackie 1961 are available in black and red leather as well as GG Supreme canvas with Web stripe. The small and mini versions feature an extended palette that includes neutral-colored python as well as candy pastel hues of lilac, butter, light blue and soft pink. A longer, removable shoulder strap enhances the new Jackie’s flexible personality and versatile practicality.     The Jackie 1961 joins the Dionysus, the Marmont and the Horsebit 1955 as a Beloved Line of the House. 

Zalando celebrates its 10th anniversary in the Netherlands  in collaboration with  Ronald van der Kemp
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Zalando celebrates its 10th anniversary in the Netherlands in collaboration with Ronald van der Kemp

Fashion Zalando celebrates its tenth anniversary in the Netherlands with a campaign in which Ronald van der Kemp has upcycled ten items from ten Dutch brands to ten 'couture looks'.      Zalando Netherlands is celebrating its 10th anniversary in style and is launching a new campaign in collaboration with ten Dutch brands, including Scotch & Soda, G-Star, WE Fashion and MUD Jeans. Of these ten brands, the ten most iconic items of the past decade were upcycled by the world's first sustainable couture fashion house, RVDK Ronald van der Kemp. The campaign "Story of a Decade" takes a look at fashion from the past, today and the future through ten upcycled couture looks.   Ten years ago, zalando.nl went live, two years after the founding of Zalando in Berlin. What started as a start-up selling shoes online has grown into Europe's largest online fashion and lifestyle platform in just ten years. Today Zalando attracts more than 34 million customers in 17 countries. Ten years ago, the first Dutch brands immediately joined Zalando, including G-Star and Scotch & Soda. Today they are also part of the anniversary campaign "Story of a Decade".   "With this campaign we want to put our partnership with local Dutch brands in the spotlight. After all, we can only achieve our ambition to become the starting point for fashion in Europe in collaboration with our brand and retail partners. With the upcycled looks, we not only want to celebrate the achievements of the past ten years, but also take a look at the future of fashion, of which sustainability is an important part,"said Jacintha De Graaf, Head of Zalando Benelux.   Starting today, Zalando will be putting local Dutch brands in the spotlight for ten days. The following ten Dutch brands are participating: Scotch & Soda, WE Fashion, G-Star, Mud Jeans, Fabienne Chapot, Stieglitz, Kings of Indigo, Goosecraft, ETQ, Denham. For each of these brands, Ronald van der Kemp created 10 couture looks with leftovers from his own previous collections, tailored to ten special Dutch talents. This collaboration resulted in daring and surprising looks with a high couture content.   Ronald van der Kemp, designer: "Zalando is taking important steps in these times of change in which sustainability and diversity are central. We think it is great to be able to contribute to this. For this anniversary, Zalando asked us to create a celebration of personality, diversity, creativity and sustainability. With these looks we try to enlarge the personalities of the influencers and give the clothes a look that suits our times."   Ten local talents wear the couture looks for this campaign and embody a personal vision of fashion in the future. From talented make-up artist Celine Bernaerts, to international model Nella Roz, ballet dancer Christian Yav, ex-top model Linda Spierings, artist and actress Zoe Love Smith and non-binary actor Thorn Vineyard.     We had a great chat with Ronald about the collaboration.   How did the collaboration with Zalando and you start?   Since starting with my label one of our main things was sustainability and diversity in fashion, and now that’s a hot topic. We share these values, thus Zalando approached us to work on this project. And I love the idea of working with existing materials and to make it into something unexpected or new. To make it look different, or give it new content. That’s also why we worked with many different influencers on this project, to inspire people to be proud of who they are and to express themselves.     Where was fashion for you 10 years ago and where do you see it 10 years from now?   I think my biggest thing is that people should be more individual, discovering who they are. I think 10 years ago people were  following someone that might not even be real (think filters etc.), wiping away their own personality in that sense, I hope that now and I think that people are waking up and should not try to hide, come out and embrace it. I think that is what's needed now and people are exploring that more than ever before. Also now you can reach so many people internationally with social media channels, in a way that can be both good and bad, but when people become more individual, that makes the world more exciting, especially in fashion.  I think in fashion we should produce way less and be very creative, we should also find ways to sell fashion and not neccesarily product. You can also sell a dream or an experience, think of perfumes for example. Selling a dream is definitely something bigger than just a product.     See more about the campaign: https://www.zalando.nl/zms/10jaarzalando/   #Zalando10Jaar   Zalando celebrates its tenth anniversary in the Netherlands with a campaign in which Ronald van der Kemp has upcycled ten items from ten Dutch brands to ten 'couture looks'.      Zalando Netherlands is celebrating its 10th anniversary in style and is launching a new campaign in collaboration with ten Dutch brands, including Scotch & Soda, G-Star, WE Fashion and MUD Jeans. Of these ten brands, the ten most iconic items of the past decade were upcycled by the world's first sustainable couture fashion house, RVDK Ronald van der Kemp. The campaign "Story of a Decade" takes a look at fashion from the past, today and the future through ten upcycled couture looks.   Ten years ago, zalando.nl went live, two years after the founding of Zalando in Berlin. What started as a start-up selling shoes online has grown into Europe's largest online fashion and lifestyle platform in just ten years. Today Zalando attracts more than 34 million customers in 17 countries. Ten years ago, the first Dutch brands immediately joined Zalando, including G-Star and Scotch & Soda. Today they are also part of the anniversary campaign "Story of a Decade".   "With this campaign we want to put our partnership with local Dutch brands in the spotlight. After all, we can only achieve our ambition to become the starting point for fashion in Europe in collaboration with our brand and retail partners. With the upcycled looks, we not only want to celebrate the achievements of the past ten years, but also take a look at the future of fashion, of which sustainability is an important part,"said Jacintha De Graaf, Head of Zalando Benelux.   Starting today, Zalando will be putting local Dutch brands in the spotlight for ten days. The following ten Dutch brands are participating: Scotch & Soda, WE Fashion, G-Star, Mud Jeans, Fabienne Chapot, Stieglitz, Kings of Indigo, Goosecraft, ETQ, Denham. For each of these brands, Ronald van der Kemp created 10 couture looks with leftovers from his own previous collections, tailored to ten special Dutch talents. This collaboration resulted in daring and surprising looks with a high couture content.   Ronald van der Kemp, designer: "Zalando is taking important steps in these times of change in which sustainability and diversity are central. We think it is great to be able to contribute to this. For this anniversary, Zalando asked us to create a celebration of personality, diversity, creativity and sustainability. With these looks we try to enlarge the personalities of the influencers and give the clothes a look that suits our times."   Ten local talents wear the couture looks for this campaign and embody a personal vision of fashion in the future. From talented make-up artist Celine Bernaerts, to international model Nella Roz, ballet dancer Christian Yav, ex-top model Linda Spierings, artist and actress Zoe Love Smith and non-binary actor Thorn Vineyard.     We had a great chat with Ronald about the collaboration.   How did the collaboration with Zalando and you start?   Since starting with my label one of our main things was sustainability and diversity in fashion, and now that’s a hot topic. We share these values, thus Zalando approached us to work on this project. And I love the idea of working with existing materials and to make it into something unexpected or new. To make it look different, or give it new content. That’s also why we worked with many different influencers on this project, to inspire people to be proud of who they are and to express themselves.     Where was fashion for you 10 years ago and where do you see it 10 years from now?   I think my biggest thing is that people should be more individual, discovering who they are. I think 10 years ago people were  following someone that might not even be real (think filters etc.), wiping away their own personality in that sense, I hope that now and I think that people are waking up and should not try to hide, come out and embrace it. I think that is what's needed now and people are exploring that more than ever before. Also now you can reach so many people internationally with social media channels, in a way that can be both good and bad, but when people become more individual, that makes the world more exciting, especially in fashion.  I think in fashion we should produce way less and be very creative, we should also find ways to sell fashion and not neccesarily product. You can also sell a dream or an experience, think of perfumes for example. Selling a dream is definitely something bigger than just a product.     See more about the campaign: https://www.zalando.nl/zms/10jaarzalando/   #Zalando10Jaar  

MR PORTER AND MATTHEW VAUGHN LAUNCH THIRD KINGSMAN ‘COSTUME TO COLLECTION’ COLLABORATION
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MR PORTER AND MATTHEW VAUGHN LAUNCH THIRD KINGSMAN ‘COSTUME TO COLLECTION’ COLLABORATION

Men MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, and acclaimed filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, are pleased to launch the third ‘costume to collection’ collaboration of luxury menswear label, Kingsman, developed and inspired by the forthcoming 20thCentury Studios film, The King’s Man, directed by Matthew Vaughn, in theatres from 26 February, 2021.     The Kingsman collection is luxury tailoring and casual wear at its best, inspired by the manufacturing tradition of Savile Row and collaborated on with specialist British heritage brands. It is also one of MR PORTER’s best-performing luxury brands, having first launched alongside Vaughn's 2015 blockbuster Kingsman: The Secret Serviceand has since delivered 12 commercial seasons to date. The second 'costume to collection' of Kingsman launched in 2017 with Vaughn's follow-up film Kingsman: The Golden Circle; the upcoming The King’s Man'costume to collection' will mark the 13thseason in this collaboration.   In The King’s Man, history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather together to plot a war to wipe out millions; one man must race against time to stop them. This latest installmentintroduces new cast members Mr Ralph Fiennes, Ms Gemma Arterton and Messrs Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance.   The costumes in The King’s Manreflect the timeless style and functionality of tailoring and military wear from the film’s period, set during WW1, with silhouettes and styles made relevant for contemporary dress. As DirectorMatthew Vaughn says,“Classic tailoring is hard to beat and we wanted to illustrate that no matter what decade you are in, if you step into Kingsman,  you will come out looking great. For the latest ‘costume to collection,’ we embraced the time-honored materials and heavier weaves of the era, which often hang so much better than modern fabrics. We also incorporated luxury casual wear pieces that embrace the same Kingsman sophistication, but in more every day, wearable styles.”    Comprising of 170 pieces in total, this Kingsman collection has been co-created with award-winning costume designer Michele Clapton and will launch on 9September, followed by a second, edited drop of The King’s Man‘costume to collection’ in line with the film’s theatrical release on 26February 2021.    Many of the original Kingsman categories and partner brands feature within the collection, including: Kingsman original tailoring and knitwear; Turnbull & Asser shirting; Cutler & Grosseyewear; George Cleverleyshoes; Drake’s ties and pocket squares; London Undercover umbrellas;Deakin & Francis cufflinks and small accessories; Corgisocks; William Lockieknitwear; Lock & Co. Hatters; Higgs & Crick glassware and desk accessories by Smythson of Bond Street.  Additionally, MR PORTER will debut new products and partner brands including a writing instrument from Montblancand a limited-edition timepiece from Jaeger-LeCoultre, exclusive to MR PORTER from July through to the end of September.   Ms Michele Clapton, Costume Designer, says: “I’m thrilled to have worked with Matthew and the MR PORTER team in incorporating the costumes into viable men’s wear pieces that look as appropriate in the film’s period, as they do in contemporary settings. There’s a great tradition to the ‘costume to collection’ of Kingsman, first realized and founded by my contemporary and friend Arianne Phillips in the first two films. I’m proud to move forward the tradition, while taking the Kingsman story back to its origins.”   Mr Sam Kershaw, Buying Director, MR PORTER says, “With The King’s Man, we’ve had an opportunity to play with new categories and styles that fit quite naturally alongside the modern tailoring and luxury wear of the Kingsman brand. With each new film, we have grown the collection in novel and organic ways, partnering with new and existing brands and are thrilled with the result. We can’t wait to see our customer response when the latest collection launches on MR PORTER in September, through to the film’s release in February.’    MR PORTER will launch the latest collection on 9 September with an exclusive sartorial trailer of The King’s Man, a stylish teaser to the film’s 26 February release. The second drop of the ‘costume to collection’ will debut on MR PORTER in February 2021 and will be tied to integrated, consumer campaigns and activations that will bring fans special access to The King’s Manengagement opportunities around the world.   To view the latest season of Kingsman on MR PORTER alongside original ‘costume to collection’ core pieces, visit: https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/designer/kingsman. MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, and acclaimed filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, are pleased to launch the third ‘costume to collection’ collaboration of luxury menswear label, Kingsman, developed and inspired by the forthcoming 20thCentury Studios film, The King’s Man, directed by Matthew Vaughn, in theatres from 26 February, 2021.     The Kingsman collection is luxury tailoring and casual wear at its best, inspired by the manufacturing tradition of Savile Row and collaborated on with specialist British heritage brands. It is also one of MR PORTER’s best-performing luxury brands, having first launched alongside Vaughn's 2015 blockbuster Kingsman: The Secret Serviceand has since delivered 12 commercial seasons to date. The second 'costume to collection' of Kingsman launched in 2017 with Vaughn's follow-up film Kingsman: The Golden Circle; the upcoming The King’s Man'costume to collection' will mark the 13thseason in this collaboration.   In The King’s Man, history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather together to plot a war to wipe out millions; one man must race against time to stop them. This latest installmentintroduces new cast members Mr Ralph Fiennes, Ms Gemma Arterton and Messrs Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou and Charles Dance.   The costumes in The King’s Manreflect the timeless style and functionality of tailoring and military wear from the film’s period, set during WW1, with silhouettes and styles made relevant for contemporary dress. As DirectorMatthew Vaughn says,“Classic tailoring is hard to beat and we wanted to illustrate that no matter what decade you are in, if you step into Kingsman,  you will come out looking great. For the latest ‘costume to collection,’ we embraced the time-honored materials and heavier weaves of the era, which often hang so much better than modern fabrics. We also incorporated luxury casual wear pieces that embrace the same Kingsman sophistication, but in more every day, wearable styles.”    Comprising of 170 pieces in total, this Kingsman collection has been co-created with award-winning costume designer Michele Clapton and will launch on 9September, followed by a second, edited drop of The King’s Man‘costume to collection’ in line with the film’s theatrical release on 26February 2021.    Many of the original Kingsman categories and partner brands feature within the collection, including: Kingsman original tailoring and knitwear; Turnbull & Asser shirting; Cutler & Grosseyewear; George Cleverleyshoes; Drake’s ties and pocket squares; London Undercover umbrellas;Deakin & Francis cufflinks and small accessories; Corgisocks; William Lockieknitwear; Lock & Co. Hatters; Higgs & Crick glassware and desk accessories by Smythson of Bond Street.  Additionally, MR PORTER will debut new products and partner brands including a writing instrument from Montblancand a limited-edition timepiece from Jaeger-LeCoultre, exclusive to MR PORTER from July through to the end of September.   Ms Michele Clapton, Costume Designer, says: “I’m thrilled to have worked with Matthew and the MR PORTER team in incorporating the costumes into viable men’s wear pieces that look as appropriate in the film’s period, as they do in contemporary settings. There’s a great tradition to the ‘costume to collection’ of Kingsman, first realized and founded by my contemporary and friend Arianne Phillips in the first two films. I’m proud to move forward the tradition, while taking the Kingsman story back to its origins.”   Mr Sam Kershaw, Buying Director, MR PORTER says, “With The King’s Man, we’ve had an opportunity to play with new categories and styles that fit quite naturally alongside the modern tailoring and luxury wear of the Kingsman brand. With each new film, we have grown the collection in novel and organic ways, partnering with new and existing brands and are thrilled with the result. We can’t wait to see our customer response when the latest collection launches on MR PORTER in September, through to the film’s release in February.’    MR PORTER will launch the latest collection on 9 September with an exclusive sartorial trailer of The King’s Man, a stylish teaser to the film’s 26 February release. The second drop of the ‘costume to collection’ will debut on MR PORTER in February 2021 and will be tied to integrated, consumer campaigns and activations that will bring fans special access to The King’s Manengagement opportunities around the world.   To view the latest season of Kingsman on MR PORTER alongside original ‘costume to collection’ core pieces, visit: https://www.mrporter.com/en-us/mens/designer/kingsman.

SAINT LAURENT MEN’S SPRING SUMMER 21 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
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SAINT LAURENT MEN’S SPRING SUMMER 21 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Fashion NO MATTER HOW LONG THE NIGHT IS Breathing, reaching the horizon, looking at the future, no matter how long the night is. Over the skies and the architectures of Paris, New York, and Beijing, a constant attraction redefies gravity. The video unveils Anthony Vaccarello’s collection, the inspirations, materials, forms, bright and dark colors, naturally blending different worlds.   The Saint Laurent Men’s Spring Summer 2021 Project curated by Anthony Vaccarello, is a unique virtual and physical experience, bringing together videos, augmented reality, 3D lenticular imagery, music playlist, street posters, hidden stickers, photo walls, flags, and more; all connecting the places from around the world, digitally to physically. A perpetual and simultaneous game of echoes creates an impossible dialogue between imagination and reality. An unconscious desire.     Art Direction : Anthony Vaccarello Director : Nathalie Canguilhem Soundtrack : SebastiAn   ysl.com   #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello NO MATTER HOW LONG THE NIGHT IS Breathing, reaching the horizon, looking at the future, no matter how long the night is. Over the skies and the architectures of Paris, New York, and Beijing, a constant attraction redefies gravity. The video unveils Anthony Vaccarello’s collection, the inspirations, materials, forms, bright and dark colors, naturally blending different worlds.   The Saint Laurent Men’s Spring Summer 2021 Project curated by Anthony Vaccarello, is a unique virtual and physical experience, bringing together videos, augmented reality, 3D lenticular imagery, music playlist, street posters, hidden stickers, photo walls, flags, and more; all connecting the places from around the world, digitally to physically. A perpetual and simultaneous game of echoes creates an impossible dialogue between imagination and reality. An unconscious desire.     Art Direction : Anthony Vaccarello Director : Nathalie Canguilhem Soundtrack : SebastiAn   ysl.com   #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello

KIM JONES ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF WOMEN’S COLLECTIONS AT FENDI
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KIM JONES ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF WOMEN’S COLLECTIONS AT FENDI

Fashion FENDI is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Jones as Artistic Director of haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections for women.     Kim Jones will join Silvia Venturini Fendi, third generation of the Fendi family, who will continue to create the accessories and menswear collections. Kim Jones will at the same time maintain his role as Artistic Director of DIOR Men.     Bernard Arnault welcomes this nomination: “Kim Jones is a great talent and since joining, he has continuously proven his ability to adapt to the codes and heritage of the LVMH houses while revisiting them with great modernity and audacity. At FENDI, I am convinced that his vision and passion will highly contribute to the success of the women’s collections.”     Kim Jones noted: “I would like to profoundly thank Monsieur Arnault, Pietro Beccari, Serge Brunschwig and Silvia Venturini Fendi for this incredible opportunity. Working across two such prestigious houses is a true honour as a designer and to be able to join the house of FENDI as well as continuing my work at Dior Men’s is a huge privilege.”     Serge Brunschwig, FENDI’s Chairman and CEO declared: “I am thrilled to welcome Kim Jones at FENDI. Kim is one of the most talented and relevant designers of today. With Silvia Venturini Fendi, who has virtuously carried on FENDI and Karl Lagerfeld legacy, Kim will bring his contemporary one of a kind point of view into the world of FENDI.”     Silvia Venturini Fendi, Artistic Director of FENDI accessories and menswear, stated: “My warmest welcome to Kim, to whom I am bound by deep respect and friendship. I am looking forward to take the FENDI universe to the next level with him.”     Kim Jones will present his first FENDI ready-to-wear collection for Fall/Winter 2021-22 season during Milan Fashion Week in February. FENDI is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim Jones as Artistic Director of haute couture, ready-to-wear and fur collections for women.     Kim Jones will join Silvia Venturini Fendi, third generation of the Fendi family, who will continue to create the accessories and menswear collections. Kim Jones will at the same time maintain his role as Artistic Director of DIOR Men.     Bernard Arnault welcomes this nomination: “Kim Jones is a great talent and since joining, he has continuously proven his ability to adapt to the codes and heritage of the LVMH houses while revisiting them with great modernity and audacity. At FENDI, I am convinced that his vision and passion will highly contribute to the success of the women’s collections.”     Kim Jones noted: “I would like to profoundly thank Monsieur Arnault, Pietro Beccari, Serge Brunschwig and Silvia Venturini Fendi for this incredible opportunity. Working across two such prestigious houses is a true honour as a designer and to be able to join the house of FENDI as well as continuing my work at Dior Men’s is a huge privilege.”     Serge Brunschwig, FENDI’s Chairman and CEO declared: “I am thrilled to welcome Kim Jones at FENDI. Kim is one of the most talented and relevant designers of today. With Silvia Venturini Fendi, who has virtuously carried on FENDI and Karl Lagerfeld legacy, Kim will bring his contemporary one of a kind point of view into the world of FENDI.”     Silvia Venturini Fendi, Artistic Director of FENDI accessories and menswear, stated: “My warmest welcome to Kim, to whom I am bound by deep respect and friendship. I am looking forward to take the FENDI universe to the next level with him.”     Kim Jones will present his first FENDI ready-to-wear collection for Fall/Winter 2021-22 season during Milan Fashion Week in February.

MONCLER GENERATION X MYTHERESA
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MONCLER GENERATION X MYTHERESA

Fashion Mytheresa and heritage outerwear brandMoncler will collaborate on the launch of an exclusive Moncler Generation collection offering womenswear, menswear, kidswear and outerwear for dogs, available globally from September 9th, 2020. Moncler Generation pieces fit perfectly into the idea of a collection which speaks to everyone.     Representing Moncler’s core values and the house’s exceptional focus on quality and performance the eight-piece ready-to-wear collection comprises signature down quilted jackets and vests in an exclusive olive green colorway with bright orange lining. Matching kids’ items and a special dog coat allow for adorable mini-me and family stylings.     Moncler’s strong commitment to style and technical performance are deeply rooted in the compa-ny’s foundation. These values also serve as the inspiration behind the exclusive line – only the highest quality down and nylon are used. The pieces’ distinctive versatile style allows them to easily travel from the city to the outdoors.     The ‘Moncler x Mytheresa’exclusive Moncler Generation collection will be available globally on Mytheresa from September 9th.     Mytheresa and heritage outerwear brandMoncler will collaborate on the launch of an exclusive Moncler Generation collection offering womenswear, menswear, kidswear and outerwear for dogs, available globally from September 9th, 2020. Moncler Generation pieces fit perfectly into the idea of a collection which speaks to everyone.     Representing Moncler’s core values and the house’s exceptional focus on quality and performance the eight-piece ready-to-wear collection comprises signature down quilted jackets and vests in an exclusive olive green colorway with bright orange lining. Matching kids’ items and a special dog coat allow for adorable mini-me and family stylings.     Moncler’s strong commitment to style and technical performance are deeply rooted in the compa-ny’s foundation. These values also serve as the inspiration behind the exclusive line – only the highest quality down and nylon are used. The pieces’ distinctive versatile style allows them to easily travel from the city to the outdoors.     The ‘Moncler x Mytheresa’exclusive Moncler Generation collection will be available globally on Mytheresa from September 9th.    

Sam Claflin Named as ‘Face Of’ New Sub Brand Barbour Gold Standard
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Sam Claflin Named as ‘Face Of’ New Sub Brand Barbour Gold Standard

Men Leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour is working with renowned British actor, Sam Claflin on a campaign to launch their new premium luxury sub brand, Barbour Gold Standard in September 2020. Sam, who grew up in Norfolk, will be the face of the Barbour Gold Standard Autumn Winter 20 campaign which was shot in Glencoe, Scotland and for future campaigns in 2021.     Paul Wilkinson, Global Marketing and Commercial Director, Barbour said “We are delighted to be working with Sam.  He grew up in the British countryside and Barbour jackets have always been part of his way of life.  Our new sub brand, Barbour Gold Standard is the most elevated of all of our menswear collections; it features a range of very thoughtfully designed jackets celebrating iconic pieces from our archives which will be sold through high end retailers worldwide.  Sam is the perfect choice to be the face of this luxury premium collection.”   Sam Claflin said “I am thrilled to be working with Barbour. It’s a brand I have admired for a long time and the Barbour Gold Standard collection is outstanding. I was fortunate enough to have the protection and warmth of these jackets during our shoot in Scotland. They’ve just thought of everything - like mesh ear patches in your hood so you can still hear clearly even when you’re fully wrapped up, and zipped vents in the arms to help regulate your temperature. This particular collection is one to be explored.”   Barbour Gold Standard is a collection of luxury premium outerwear inspired by the Barbour archives which date back to 1910.  It represents the pinnacle of Barbour’s offering celebrating expert craftsmanship and a design knowledge that has been gathered over 125 years.  The collection features 10 jackets in waxed cotton and quilt fabrics.  Intelligently designed in ergonomic and engineered cuts, the collection focuses on artisanal craftsmanship with a high attention to luxurious details throughout the jackets.  Fit for purpose, the collection combines robust practicality in rugged styles.  The collection will be available from September 2020 on barbour.com and via selected retailers worldwide.       #BarbourGoldStandard Leading heritage and lifestyle brand Barbour is working with renowned British actor, Sam Claflin on a campaign to launch their new premium luxury sub brand, Barbour Gold Standard in September 2020. Sam, who grew up in Norfolk, will be the face of the Barbour Gold Standard Autumn Winter 20 campaign which was shot in Glencoe, Scotland and for future campaigns in 2021.     Paul Wilkinson, Global Marketing and Commercial Director, Barbour said “We are delighted to be working with Sam.  He grew up in the British countryside and Barbour jackets have always been part of his way of life.  Our new sub brand, Barbour Gold Standard is the most elevated of all of our menswear collections; it features a range of very thoughtfully designed jackets celebrating iconic pieces from our archives which will be sold through high end retailers worldwide.  Sam is the perfect choice to be the face of this luxury premium collection.”   Sam Claflin said “I am thrilled to be working with Barbour. It’s a brand I have admired for a long time and the Barbour Gold Standard collection is outstanding. I was fortunate enough to have the protection and warmth of these jackets during our shoot in Scotland. They’ve just thought of everything - like mesh ear patches in your hood so you can still hear clearly even when you’re fully wrapped up, and zipped vents in the arms to help regulate your temperature. This particular collection is one to be explored.”   Barbour Gold Standard is a collection of luxury premium outerwear inspired by the Barbour archives which date back to 1910.  It represents the pinnacle of Barbour’s offering celebrating expert craftsmanship and a design knowledge that has been gathered over 125 years.  The collection features 10 jackets in waxed cotton and quilt fabrics.  Intelligently designed in ergonomic and engineered cuts, the collection focuses on artisanal craftsmanship with a high attention to luxurious details throughout the jackets.  Fit for purpose, the collection combines robust practicality in rugged styles.  The collection will be available from September 2020 on barbour.com and via selected retailers worldwide.       #BarbourGoldStandard

Alexander McQueen details of the Fall & Winter collection for men
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Alexander McQueen details of the Fall & Winter collection for men

Men For the Autumn/Winter 2020 collection of Alexander McQueen, metal quartz-shaped charms are cast from minerals and suspended from chains; each is unique. Double rings are set with metal gemstones. Earrings - from organically shaped bars to multi-hoop cufs – reference the treasures buried beneath the earth. Handcut siamite appears as pendants, set into rings and suspended from ear-cufs.     Explore the full collection on alexandermcqueen.com   For the Autumn/Winter 2020 collection of Alexander McQueen, metal quartz-shaped charms are cast from minerals and suspended from chains; each is unique. Double rings are set with metal gemstones. Earrings - from organically shaped bars to multi-hoop cufs – reference the treasures buried beneath the earth. Handcut siamite appears as pendants, set into rings and suspended from ear-cufs.     Explore the full collection on alexandermcqueen.com  

Tommy Hilfiger shares the new campaign
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Tommy Hilfiger shares the new campaign

Fashion Tommy Hilfiger, announces its Fall 2020 global campaign, which embodies the spirit of Moving Forward Together to shape a better future. Throughout the season, initiatives celebrating the philosophy at the heart of the campaign will invite fans of the brand to unleash the power of the collective through co-creation and customization initiatives as well as local collaborations. The Fall 2020 message of Moving Forward Together builds on the Tommy Hilfiger’s ongoing commitment to create fashion that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All, and will launch in Europe on September 2, 2020.   “When facing extraordinary social and economic challenges, standing together is our strongest wayforward” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Every challenge is an opportunity. It can take you one step closer to achieving your dream, reinvigorate your sense of wonder, and inspire creativity you never knew you had. Through Moving Forward Together, we’re on a journey to help reignite that creative spark and offer help where it's needed most.”   The Fall 2020 campaign was shot at Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch by photographer Chris Bernabeo. Thecampaign’s casting features an inspiring set of global icons who all uniquely advocate for greater inclusivity. Influencers includes Alton Mason, Ralph Souffrant, Geron McKinley, Halima Aden, Dilone, Michaela DePrince, Soo Joo Park and Precious Lee.     Together We Create – Co-Creation Activation With Consumers: Through the TOMMY HILFIGER social media channels, consumers globally will be invited to digitally co-create new pieces using left-over fabrics and reimagine styles from past seasons through a dedicated online co-creation platform, starting September 2nd. The co-created styles will be shoppable globally on tommy.com and in select retail stores across Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific region. Further customization activations with exciting twists will be announced at a later stage.     Together with Local Heroes – Tommy Repair Shop Activation: Running in select countries, the TommyRepair Shop will offer in-store repair services for free on any garments, by partnering with local tailors and artists who have been most impacted by the pandemic. Local tailors and artists will receive dedicated space in-store to showcase their work and run their business, gaining access to new potential clients. This initiative also aims to prolong the life of consumers’ favorite styles, in line with Tommy Hilfiger‘soverarching mission to Waste Nothing and Welcome All. The first Tommy Repair Shops will open in Hamburg and Dusseldorf on September 18th. The initiative will launch in other markets across Europe throughout the fall.     The Moving Forward Together activations follow several philanthropic programs recently launched by Tommy Hilfiger. During the height of the pandemic, Tommy Hilfiger donated 10,000 white T-shirts to frontline healthcare workers. It also launched a co-creation initiative which invited the TOMMY HILFIGER community to design a capsule collection with all proceeds going to global COVID-19 relief efforts. Moving Forward Together represents another step in helping the industry and creative communities recover.       Tommy Hilfiger, announces its Fall 2020 global campaign, which embodies the spirit of Moving Forward Together to shape a better future. Throughout the season, initiatives celebrating the philosophy at the heart of the campaign will invite fans of the brand to unleash the power of the collective through co-creation and customization initiatives as well as local collaborations. The Fall 2020 message of Moving Forward Together builds on the Tommy Hilfiger’s ongoing commitment to create fashion that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All, and will launch in Europe on September 2, 2020.   “When facing extraordinary social and economic challenges, standing together is our strongest wayforward” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Every challenge is an opportunity. It can take you one step closer to achieving your dream, reinvigorate your sense of wonder, and inspire creativity you never knew you had. Through Moving Forward Together, we’re on a journey to help reignite that creative spark and offer help where it's needed most.”   The Fall 2020 campaign was shot at Disney’s Golden Oak Ranch by photographer Chris Bernabeo. Thecampaign’s casting features an inspiring set of global icons who all uniquely advocate for greater inclusivity. Influencers includes Alton Mason, Ralph Souffrant, Geron McKinley, Halima Aden, Dilone, Michaela DePrince, Soo Joo Park and Precious Lee.     Together We Create – Co-Creation Activation With Consumers: Through the TOMMY HILFIGER social media channels, consumers globally will be invited to digitally co-create new pieces using left-over fabrics and reimagine styles from past seasons through a dedicated online co-creation platform, starting September 2nd. The co-created styles will be shoppable globally on tommy.com and in select retail stores across Europe, the Americas, and the Asia-Pacific region. Further customization activations with exciting twists will be announced at a later stage.     Together with Local Heroes – Tommy Repair Shop Activation: Running in select countries, the TommyRepair Shop will offer in-store repair services for free on any garments, by partnering with local tailors and artists who have been most impacted by the pandemic. Local tailors and artists will receive dedicated space in-store to showcase their work and run their business, gaining access to new potential clients. This initiative also aims to prolong the life of consumers’ favorite styles, in line with Tommy Hilfiger‘soverarching mission to Waste Nothing and Welcome All. The first Tommy Repair Shops will open in Hamburg and Dusseldorf on September 18th. The initiative will launch in other markets across Europe throughout the fall.     The Moving Forward Together activations follow several philanthropic programs recently launched by Tommy Hilfiger. During the height of the pandemic, Tommy Hilfiger donated 10,000 white T-shirts to frontline healthcare workers. It also launched a co-creation initiative which invited the TOMMY HILFIGER community to design a capsule collection with all proceeds going to global COVID-19 relief efforts. Moving Forward Together represents another step in helping the industry and creative communities recover.      

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