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In conversation with Iekeliene Stange
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In conversation with Iekeliene Stange

Culture #DenimForEarth: Artist/Model Iekeliene Stange makes costumes out of denim waste from G-Star RAW.   Imaginary forest-creatures, that’s what you get when you ask Iekeliene Stange (international catwalk model, muse of Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs, and cover star of e.g. Numéro) to create a costume out of denim remnants from G-Star RAW, in the context of Earth Day (22nd of April).    Denimbrand G-Star RAW, forerunner of sustainability in the denim industry, shares the same vision as creative agency The Visionary Lab. Hence, it embraced an innovative route to bring attention to the issue of textile-waste by forging a positive statement: ‘waste isn’t waste until you waste it’. In line with this, The Visionary Lab invited Iekeliene - and five other designers and visual artists – to create unique, one-off designs from denim scraps from G-Star RAW. The idea? Re-imagine, re-cut, re-create. The resulting designs form a powerful, arty and positive statement with an underlying message: waste isn’t waste until you waste it.    What is your vision on the current fashion industry? It goes so quickly, so fast. The result is a disposable culture with big retail chains, and collections that follow one another in rapid pace. That’s a shame. I miss the attention. The hand-made. The craftmanship. If it were up to me fashion would be more individualistic and less focused on the mass. I love it when things, clothing, have character. Uniqueness.   Is that something you look for yourself, when you go shopping for clothes? Actually, fashion doesn’t interest me so much. To me, it’s just a form of expression. I love it when clothes amuse me. That’s how I chose what I wear: what makes me feel good today?    Have you always been concerned with the wellbeing of the Earth, or did it come with the years?  I think I’ve always been conscious of the fact that we have to take care of our planet. But, I have to admit, I’m not perfect and sometimes I do use materials that are not exactly right. However, I try to limit that and make conscious choices.   For #DenimForEarth you created two designs out of denim waste. The message: waste isn’t waste until you waste it. What can you say about these creations? It was fun to work with denim. I love to re-use and it’s something I do often, but normally I work with materials I find on the streets or in thrift stores. I would describe my creative process as very organic; I create in the moment. So, when I get my hands on something, I set my fantasy free and see what happens. My inner-world is very colorful, so the creations I usually make tend to be colorful as well. But as I worked with denim, the result is a whole different version of my inner-world. I find that interesting!   You are part of Splitter Splatter, can you explain what Splitter Splatter is? Splitter Splatter is a platform, a collective, that wants to show people that everybody can create his or her own world. We want to encourage people to play more and think outside the box. The concept of #DenimforEarth is not very different: use your imagination, your creativity.   If you had a giant bullhorn and you could shout out for the whole world to hear, what would be your message? Oof, well, I’d probably make up some absurd nonsensical language?   But then no one would understand you… True, but that strikes me as pretty funny.   And if there was anything you could change about the fashion industry? What would that be? Then I’d make it less ‘fast’, less fleeting. I like craftsmanship and detail. Wouldn’t it be lovely if, from now on, people would only buy those pieces that make them go ‘Yes. I want this. This will make me happy for the next ten years.’, instead of people buying a hundred things only to toss them the next month.   On Earth Day, what makes you stop and think in particular? what really goes straight to your heart? That people reconnect with nature. That everything around us has soul, people seem to have lost that idea. When you’re more connected to your environment, then you treat it differently.   What can you tell us about the idea behind your ‘forest studio’ from the video? That was the first image that came to mind. In my imagination, that’s where my creatures are made. You know, I work very intuitively. I spend a lot of time in nature and it has a cleansing effect. Sometimes it feels like something takes a hold of me and creates things for me. Like some kind of funny beings that stop by and go like, hey, we’re gonna make this and that now. I truly believe that’s connected to nature.         #DenimForEarth: Artist/Model Iekeliene Stange makes costumes out of denim waste from G-Star RAW.   Imaginary forest-creatures, that’s what you get when you ask Iekeliene Stange (international catwalk model, muse of Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs, and cover star of e.g. Numéro) to create a costume out of denim remnants from G-Star RAW, in the context of Earth Day (22nd of April).    Denimbrand G-Star RAW, forerunner of sustainability in the denim industry, shares the same vision as creative agency The Visionary Lab. Hence, it embraced an innovative route to bring attention to the issue of textile-waste by forging a positive statement: ‘waste isn’t waste until you waste it’. In line with this, The Visionary Lab invited Iekeliene - and five other designers and visual artists – to create unique, one-off designs from denim scraps from G-Star RAW. The idea? Re-imagine, re-cut, re-create. The resulting designs form a powerful, arty and positive statement with an underlying message: waste isn’t waste until you waste it.    What is your vision on the current fashion industry? It goes so quickly, so fast. The result is a disposable culture with big retail chains, and collections that follow one another in rapid pace. That’s a shame. I miss the attention. The hand-made. The craftmanship. If it were up to me fashion would be more individualistic and less focused on the mass. I love it when things, clothing, have character. Uniqueness.   Is that something you look for yourself, when you go shopping for clothes? Actually, fashion doesn’t interest me so much. To me, it’s just a form of expression. I love it when clothes amuse me. That’s how I chose what I wear: what makes me feel good today?    Have you always been concerned with the wellbeing of the Earth, or did it come with the years?  I think I’ve always been conscious of the fact that we have to take care of our planet. But, I have to admit, I’m not perfect and sometimes I do use materials that are not exactly right. However, I try to limit that and make conscious choices.   For #DenimForEarth you created two designs out of denim waste. The message: waste isn’t waste until you waste it. What can you say about these creations? It was fun to work with denim. I love to re-use and it’s something I do often, but normally I work with materials I find on the streets or in thrift stores. I would describe my creative process as very organic; I create in the moment. So, when I get my hands on something, I set my fantasy free and see what happens. My inner-world is very colorful, so the creations I usually make tend to be colorful as well. But as I worked with denim, the result is a whole different version of my inner-world. I find that interesting!   You are part of Splitter Splatter, can you explain what Splitter Splatter is? Splitter Splatter is a platform, a collective, that wants to show people that everybody can create his or her own world. We want to encourage people to play more and think outside the box. The concept of #DenimforEarth is not very different: use your imagination, your creativity.   If you had a giant bullhorn and you could shout out for the whole world to hear, what would be your message? Oof, well, I’d probably make up some absurd nonsensical language?   But then no one would understand you… True, but that strikes me as pretty funny.   And if there was anything you could change about the fashion industry? What would that be? Then I’d make it less ‘fast’, less fleeting. I like craftsmanship and detail. Wouldn’t it be lovely if, from now on, people would only buy those pieces that make them go ‘Yes. I want this. This will make me happy for the next ten years.’, instead of people buying a hundred things only to toss them the next month.   On Earth Day, what makes you stop and think in particular? what really goes straight to your heart? That people reconnect with nature. That everything around us has soul, people seem to have lost that idea. When you’re more connected to your environment, then you treat it differently.   What can you tell us about the idea behind your ‘forest studio’ from the video? That was the first image that came to mind. In my imagination, that’s where my creatures are made. You know, I work very intuitively. I spend a lot of time in nature and it has a cleansing effect. Sometimes it feels like something takes a hold of me and creates things for me. Like some kind of funny beings that stop by and go like, hey, we’re gonna make this and that now. I truly believe that’s connected to nature.        

Exploring Morocco with Oumayma
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Exploring Morocco with Oumayma

Travel We would like to introduce to you our new contributor Oumayma Elboumeshouli.   Oumayma is a fashion influencer and all-round creative from the Netherlands. She lives in between Amsterdam, The UAE and Marrakech. From a young age she knew what she wanted and pursued her dream of creating creative content and strategies for different kinds of brands. With her Arabic heritage she often uses the Moroccan scenery as a great source of inspiration. Oumayma knows how to tell a story and creates mind blowing images. Her style can be described as ‘urban chic’ as she knows how to combine high-end fashion with street style items. Oumayma has an eye for detail and a talent for styling, photography and art direction. Brands love to work with Oumayma as her content is a real piece of art. She is professional, driven, creative and carefully selects the brands she wants to work with.     I would like to dedicate my first article to my heritage: Morocco. A country that has a special place in my heart. After every visit I leave more inspired. I’m sharing some locations which are worth visiting when you are in Morocco.   RIAD EL FENN https://www.instagram.com/p/BvCdUocnPal/ One of my favorite places to stay in Marrakech is Riad El Fenn in the Medina. What I love most about this Riad is not only the location (which is super easy reachable by car) but also the surroundings. All the touristic attractions are a few minutes away on walking distance. Also the interior game of this Riad is super strong.   THE MEDINA https://www.instagram.com/p/B5Zz_UNBKaX/ If you want to experience the real authentic Morocco make sure to bring your most comfortable shoes and prepare yourself your long and inspiring strolls in the medina. It doesn’t matter how many times I have visited, I always manage to find some hidden gems such as authentic Moroccan restaurants and shops.   HOTEL MAMOUNIA https://www.instagram.com/p/BkVPF9qn0eU/ One of the most luxurious destinations in Morocco and hotels in Africa. Another favorite for me when it comes to having ‘me-time’. I love to visit the hotel just to enjoy some Moroccan tea and sweets in the famous garden. The hotel has also a selection of luxurious brand boutiques with the latest runway collections.    AGAFAY STONE DESERT https://www.instagram.com/p/B5Zz_UNBKaX/ When in Marrakech it is an absolute must see, to visit the Agafay stone dessert which is located 20 miles outside the city centre. Make sure to plan an entire day in the dessert or even spend the night. The Agafay desert has literally everything you desire in the middle of nowhere. For me as a creative it’s an absolute source of inspiration and a huge set to create content. Most people like to visit and do activities such as quad biking and camel rides.   HUGGING GOATS ON YOUR WAY TO ESSAOUIRA https://www.instagram.com/p/BvQ3iFKnU8w/ If you love goats, make sure to stop on the road when you’re on your way to Essaouira from Marrakech. You can spot different Argan trees with goats in it. Sometimes if you ask the farmer nicely they will let you hug one of the goats and have a photo moment with them just like I did.   LIKE A MOVIE STAR https://www.instagram.com/p/BpU5jx5iuxI/ I travel a lot to the south of Morocco because that is where most of my family lives. My dad was born In Ouarzazatte which is an absolute must visit when you’re on your way to the south. Another hidden gem is Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a old town which is now mostly used as a movie set and decoration. The little town is 5 miles on your left before you reach Ouarzazatte.    SAHARA AROUND THE CORNER https://www.instagram.com/p/BpT7L4ai9iX/ Zaggoura, to me one of the most magical places in Morocco where you could see the skies full of stars in the night and enormous palmtree fields for the best dates. This city is also called the gate of the Sahara because it’s basically around the corner.   For more images check out her profile on instagram @oumaymaboumeshouli We would like to introduce to you our new contributor Oumayma Elboumeshouli.   Oumayma is a fashion influencer and all-round creative from the Netherlands. She lives in between Amsterdam, The UAE and Marrakech. From a young age she knew what she wanted and pursued her dream of creating creative content and strategies for different kinds of brands. With her Arabic heritage she often uses the Moroccan scenery as a great source of inspiration. Oumayma knows how to tell a story and creates mind blowing images. Her style can be described as ‘urban chic’ as she knows how to combine high-end fashion with street style items. Oumayma has an eye for detail and a talent for styling, photography and art direction. Brands love to work with Oumayma as her content is a real piece of art. She is professional, driven, creative and carefully selects the brands she wants to work with.     I would like to dedicate my first article to my heritage: Morocco. A country that has a special place in my heart. After every visit I leave more inspired. I’m sharing some locations which are worth visiting when you are in Morocco.   RIAD EL FENN https://www.instagram.com/p/BvCdUocnPal/ One of my favorite places to stay in Marrakech is Riad El Fenn in the Medina. What I love most about this Riad is not only the location (which is super easy reachable by car) but also the surroundings. All the touristic attractions are a few minutes away on walking distance. Also the interior game of this Riad is super strong.   THE MEDINA https://www.instagram.com/p/B5Zz_UNBKaX/ If you want to experience the real authentic Morocco make sure to bring your most comfortable shoes and prepare yourself your long and inspiring strolls in the medina. It doesn’t matter how many times I have visited, I always manage to find some hidden gems such as authentic Moroccan restaurants and shops.   HOTEL MAMOUNIA https://www.instagram.com/p/BkVPF9qn0eU/ One of the most luxurious destinations in Morocco and hotels in Africa. Another favorite for me when it comes to having ‘me-time’. I love to visit the hotel just to enjoy some Moroccan tea and sweets in the famous garden. The hotel has also a selection of luxurious brand boutiques with the latest runway collections.    AGAFAY STONE DESERT https://www.instagram.com/p/B5Zz_UNBKaX/ When in Marrakech it is an absolute must see, to visit the Agafay stone dessert which is located 20 miles outside the city centre. Make sure to plan an entire day in the dessert or even spend the night. The Agafay desert has literally everything you desire in the middle of nowhere. For me as a creative it’s an absolute source of inspiration and a huge set to create content. Most people like to visit and do activities such as quad biking and camel rides.   HUGGING GOATS ON YOUR WAY TO ESSAOUIRA https://www.instagram.com/p/BvQ3iFKnU8w/ If you love goats, make sure to stop on the road when you’re on your way to Essaouira from Marrakech. You can spot different Argan trees with goats in it. Sometimes if you ask the farmer nicely they will let you hug one of the goats and have a photo moment with them just like I did.   LIKE A MOVIE STAR https://www.instagram.com/p/BpU5jx5iuxI/ I travel a lot to the south of Morocco because that is where most of my family lives. My dad was born In Ouarzazatte which is an absolute must visit when you’re on your way to the south. Another hidden gem is Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, a old town which is now mostly used as a movie set and decoration. The little town is 5 miles on your left before you reach Ouarzazatte.    SAHARA AROUND THE CORNER https://www.instagram.com/p/BpT7L4ai9iX/ Zaggoura, to me one of the most magical places in Morocco where you could see the skies full of stars in the night and enormous palmtree fields for the best dates. This city is also called the gate of the Sahara because it’s basically around the corner.   For more images check out her profile on instagram @oumaymaboumeshouli

In conversation with Iris Van Herpen
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In conversation with Iris Van Herpen

Fashion Recently we had a chance to speak with Iris Van Herpen about her latest collection, future plans and affects of Covid-19 on the industry. See the interview bellow.   How do you think Covid-19 will effect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   Short term the Covid-19 is putting the fashion industry in a limbo- a silent world that stopped producing and is floating in between the old world and the new world.  Fashion was iceskating on thin ice, and the end of the fast fashion system, spring time for the ice, was already in sight. The cracks were everywhere. The Covid-19 made the whole industry swimming. It has to find new land - and fast fashion will become slow fashion.  Short term, brands will produce less collections a year, less products, less shows, alternative marketing. Longer term, the pandemic will influence both the consumers as the brands themselves radically. The values of fashion are shifting. Its really interesting when talking to the young fashion consumers,  buying a sweater or a dress is not only about creating identity and beauty, today buying is a message to your planet, your health, the health of others and the life of the generations after us. More then ever before young people grow up with a feeling of responsibility towards the generations  after them, their children. What you buy today is directly influencing whether your children will have a planet. Its a burden, and a reality at the same time , and this will move the fortunate people that can spend on luxury and fashion more and more, to buy responsible from slow fashion brands.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I am working still but alone with my partner, instead of in my atelier. I miss my team and the creative process with them. I am still working on new collection but its a lot harder and slower as the material experiments cannot really happen.  But I am sketching a lot and draping, and these new creations that are growing inside my mind show me that the future is always near. They steer me forward with excitement, confident for a new world to bloom again.     Tell us about the inspiration and design of your latest collection shown during Haute Couture shows in Paris earlier this year.   Being in quarantine now, the last show in Paris feels like a dream. The energy of the atelier, this incredible group of bright minds and creatives together, that are all working together to form our dreams into the textures and materials, its alchemic.  And the recent process was very exciting because we realized some techniques and movement, that I had in mind for a long time and did not worked out earlier. I found inspiration in the art of the Spanish neuroanatomist Ramón y Cajal and the deep seas and ecology of our oceans.  Cajal researched our central nervous system in microscopic detailing and drew his revolutionary findings, which are incredibly delicate anatomical drawings that are art but also important scientific documents. I was moved how seamlessly he merged science with art. Other inspiration came from the deep sea, which have always been a fascination to me but i never really managed to capture the extreme transformative power and movement of these watery living paintings. I started researching the Hydrozoa, a class of delicately branched sea-life organisms that to me look like aqueous fabrics, like layers of living lace. So in the collection I wanted to hold a microscope over these two delicate worlds, to design metaphorical mazes of sensory waves.     What makes this collection different from any of your previous collections? Cajal’s anatomical drawings were revealed in the ‘Labrynthine’ technique; 3D lasercut silk dendrites were heatbonded to blossoming leaves of black transparent glass-organza, to then be hand-embroidered onto  lasercut pearlescent exoskeletons.  And The 'hypertube'  technique was 3D printed from a single-lined web from white silicone thread, that is printed onto black silk-chiffon, twisting down the body. Both techniques were developed for this collection specifically and was a beautiful progress technically. For he ‘Hydrozoa’  technique, cellular aquarelles of dark purples and turquoise were oil-painted and multi-layered into hundreds of transparent lasercut PetG bubbles. The glass organza halos we digitally printed, heatbonded and then hand-stitched into voluminous splashes. The file-work of each layer is drawn to hang upwards, blooming aquatically with each movement, like living coral. This is the closest to the transformative ‘liquification’ of a dress,  that we have ever been able to get.    What is your favourite new technique that you learnt and added do your designing process.   The ‘Morphogenesis’ technique that we have been develloping with long term collaborator, close friend, and professor Philip Beesley. This look is carved by thousands of white-screen printing mesh layers. 3D twisted vortex models were created in Rhino, numbered and sliced into 3mm distance, to then be cut on the KERN lasercutter with a triangulated grid of chevron-holes. Grasshopper scripts smoothened the processes of lofting, slicing and nesting. Each layer was embellished by hand with a grid of minuscule transparent chevrons, creating infinitely flexible forms that expand and contract around the body.   What is in your planning for this year and how will Covid-19 effect that?   The collaborations we were doing are still possible to happen and continue, which is great, its all through skype/zoom now which works nicely and we are working on two solo exhibitions and a book. The Couture show in July in Paris is unfortunately cancelled but we are making a new collection and a large VR experience from the collection so that a much wider audience can experience the collection real scale and three dimensionally. I am very exited by that and I hope in future everybody will be able to experience the delicacy, dimensionality and texture of all the designs much more intimately then a small flat screen. The small size and the two dimensionality just does not translate the full emotional embodiment. Each time someone sees the designs up close for the first time, its a similar respons; this is so much more detailed and its ‘alive’.      What is your favourite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   Wauw, that is a difficult one. First that comes to mind is the Garden of Earthly Delights painting from  Hieronymus bosch. My whole family comes from s’Hertogenbosch so I grew up knowing his work well and it keeps on fascinating me how powerful, feraless for its time,  timeless, and transcending his vision was.    Lastly, as the HCPFW in July has been post-poned for now, will you still be releasing a collection in July, perhaps in a different way and if so how?   We are working on the new collection. We have actually already started working on the July collection before the pandemic started. As we are a slow fashion company,  we develop a new collection over 6 months full time with the team,  to develop all the materials, techniques and the final garments. We are still continuing the process but from home, so it all goes a lot slower.  We cannot start working on the final garments until the team is back in the atelier. So it will depend on when the Dutch Government- the atelier is in Amsterdam- will advice on that. I highly doubt we will be able to finish the collection already for July, but we aim to release the collection and the VR experience in September/October. Recently we had a chance to speak with Iris Van Herpen about her latest collection, future plans and affects of Covid-19 on the industry. See the interview bellow.   How do you think Covid-19 will effect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   Short term the Covid-19 is putting the fashion industry in a limbo- a silent world that stopped producing and is floating in between the old world and the new world.  Fashion was iceskating on thin ice, and the end of the fast fashion system, spring time for the ice, was already in sight. The cracks were everywhere. The Covid-19 made the whole industry swimming. It has to find new land - and fast fashion will become slow fashion.  Short term, brands will produce less collections a year, less products, less shows, alternative marketing. Longer term, the pandemic will influence both the consumers as the brands themselves radically. The values of fashion are shifting. Its really interesting when talking to the young fashion consumers,  buying a sweater or a dress is not only about creating identity and beauty, today buying is a message to your planet, your health, the health of others and the life of the generations after us. More then ever before young people grow up with a feeling of responsibility towards the generations  after them, their children. What you buy today is directly influencing whether your children will have a planet. Its a burden, and a reality at the same time , and this will move the fortunate people that can spend on luxury and fashion more and more, to buy responsible from slow fashion brands.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I am working still but alone with my partner, instead of in my atelier. I miss my team and the creative process with them. I am still working on new collection but its a lot harder and slower as the material experiments cannot really happen.  But I am sketching a lot and draping, and these new creations that are growing inside my mind show me that the future is always near. They steer me forward with excitement, confident for a new world to bloom again.     Tell us about the inspiration and design of your latest collection shown during Haute Couture shows in Paris earlier this year.   Being in quarantine now, the last show in Paris feels like a dream. The energy of the atelier, this incredible group of bright minds and creatives together, that are all working together to form our dreams into the textures and materials, its alchemic.  And the recent process was very exciting because we realized some techniques and movement, that I had in mind for a long time and did not worked out earlier. I found inspiration in the art of the Spanish neuroanatomist Ramón y Cajal and the deep seas and ecology of our oceans.  Cajal researched our central nervous system in microscopic detailing and drew his revolutionary findings, which are incredibly delicate anatomical drawings that are art but also important scientific documents. I was moved how seamlessly he merged science with art. Other inspiration came from the deep sea, which have always been a fascination to me but i never really managed to capture the extreme transformative power and movement of these watery living paintings. I started researching the Hydrozoa, a class of delicately branched sea-life organisms that to me look like aqueous fabrics, like layers of living lace. So in the collection I wanted to hold a microscope over these two delicate worlds, to design metaphorical mazes of sensory waves.     What makes this collection different from any of your previous collections? Cajal’s anatomical drawings were revealed in the ‘Labrynthine’ technique; 3D lasercut silk dendrites were heatbonded to blossoming leaves of black transparent glass-organza, to then be hand-embroidered onto  lasercut pearlescent exoskeletons.  And The 'hypertube'  technique was 3D printed from a single-lined web from white silicone thread, that is printed onto black silk-chiffon, twisting down the body. Both techniques were developed for this collection specifically and was a beautiful progress technically. For he ‘Hydrozoa’  technique, cellular aquarelles of dark purples and turquoise were oil-painted and multi-layered into hundreds of transparent lasercut PetG bubbles. The glass organza halos we digitally printed, heatbonded and then hand-stitched into voluminous splashes. The file-work of each layer is drawn to hang upwards, blooming aquatically with each movement, like living coral. This is the closest to the transformative ‘liquification’ of a dress,  that we have ever been able to get.    What is your favourite new technique that you learnt and added do your designing process.   The ‘Morphogenesis’ technique that we have been develloping with long term collaborator, close friend, and professor Philip Beesley. This look is carved by thousands of white-screen printing mesh layers. 3D twisted vortex models were created in Rhino, numbered and sliced into 3mm distance, to then be cut on the KERN lasercutter with a triangulated grid of chevron-holes. Grasshopper scripts smoothened the processes of lofting, slicing and nesting. Each layer was embellished by hand with a grid of minuscule transparent chevrons, creating infinitely flexible forms that expand and contract around the body.   What is in your planning for this year and how will Covid-19 effect that?   The collaborations we were doing are still possible to happen and continue, which is great, its all through skype/zoom now which works nicely and we are working on two solo exhibitions and a book. The Couture show in July in Paris is unfortunately cancelled but we are making a new collection and a large VR experience from the collection so that a much wider audience can experience the collection real scale and three dimensionally. I am very exited by that and I hope in future everybody will be able to experience the delicacy, dimensionality and texture of all the designs much more intimately then a small flat screen. The small size and the two dimensionality just does not translate the full emotional embodiment. Each time someone sees the designs up close for the first time, its a similar respons; this is so much more detailed and its ‘alive’.      What is your favourite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   Wauw, that is a difficult one. First that comes to mind is the Garden of Earthly Delights painting from  Hieronymus bosch. My whole family comes from s’Hertogenbosch so I grew up knowing his work well and it keeps on fascinating me how powerful, feraless for its time,  timeless, and transcending his vision was.    Lastly, as the HCPFW in July has been post-poned for now, will you still be releasing a collection in July, perhaps in a different way and if so how?   We are working on the new collection. We have actually already started working on the July collection before the pandemic started. As we are a slow fashion company,  we develop a new collection over 6 months full time with the team,  to develop all the materials, techniques and the final garments. We are still continuing the process but from home, so it all goes a lot slower.  We cannot start working on the final garments until the team is back in the atelier. So it will depend on when the Dutch Government- the atelier is in Amsterdam- will advice on that. I highly doubt we will be able to finish the collection already for July, but we aim to release the collection and the VR experience in September/October.

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The magic of the "Christian Dior: Designer of dreams" exhibition
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The magic of the "Christian Dior: Designer of dreams" exhibition

Exhibition In these trying times, when it is more essential than ever to be able to lose yourself in escapism and wonder, Dior is pleased to invite you to (re)live, from the comfort of home, the unique enchantment of the ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’ exhibition, held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, from July 5, 2017 to January 7, 2018. As you set out on this unique exploration, let yourself be captivated by the visionary virtuosity of Monsieur Dior and the Creative Directors who have succeeded him – from Yves Saint Laurent to Maria Grazia Chiuri – and perpetuated his passion and sense of daring. Over seventy years of creation is revealed through iconic haute couture dresses, precious archival photographs, sketches by Christian Dior, objects, accessories, original paintings by great masters, a cabinet of curiosities conceived as a sweeping display of color, and much more. Imbued with dreams and desires, a wealth of works and emblems enchant this extraordinary celebration of beauty and elegance in all their forms.   Discover this experience on our YouTube channel and on Instagram.  In these trying times, when it is more essential than ever to be able to lose yourself in escapism and wonder, Dior is pleased to invite you to (re)live, from the comfort of home, the unique enchantment of the ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams’ exhibition, held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, from July 5, 2017 to January 7, 2018. As you set out on this unique exploration, let yourself be captivated by the visionary virtuosity of Monsieur Dior and the Creative Directors who have succeeded him – from Yves Saint Laurent to Maria Grazia Chiuri – and perpetuated his passion and sense of daring. Over seventy years of creation is revealed through iconic haute couture dresses, precious archival photographs, sketches by Christian Dior, objects, accessories, original paintings by great masters, a cabinet of curiosities conceived as a sweeping display of color, and much more. Imbued with dreams and desires, a wealth of works and emblems enchant this extraordinary celebration of beauty and elegance in all their forms.   Discover this experience on our YouTube channel and on Instagram. 

Santa Monica Sands
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Santa Monica Sands

Fashion Exclusive new editorial feature, lensed by Heidi Tappis in Los Angeles.     Styling and Art Direction: Natalia Paku Sukuda  Hair: Kelly Peach   Makeup: Omayma Ramzy Talent: Daria Matkova @ Photogenics   Photo Assist: Anastasiya Ostashevska  Exclusive new editorial feature, lensed by Heidi Tappis in Los Angeles.     Styling and Art Direction: Natalia Paku Sukuda  Hair: Kelly Peach   Makeup: Omayma Ramzy Talent: Daria Matkova @ Photogenics   Photo Assist: Anastasiya Ostashevska 

Binary Stars
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Binary Stars

Fashion Exclusive editorial captured by Nina Raasch. An editorial shot in the empty streets of a usually crowded Mallorca. The same girl, while wearing different looks, is duplicated in each picture. What appears to be a busy street scene, turns out to be a one-girl-story. While capturing the melancholy of an empty holiday summer town, it's a story about spending time with oneself and at the same time being content without constant company of others. fashion stylist: Charlotte Gindreau hair and make up artist: Sabina Pinsone model Tory @ Modelwerk Exclusive editorial captured by Nina Raasch. An editorial shot in the empty streets of a usually crowded Mallorca. The same girl, while wearing different looks, is duplicated in each picture. What appears to be a busy street scene, turns out to be a one-girl-story. While capturing the melancholy of an empty holiday summer town, it's a story about spending time with oneself and at the same time being content without constant company of others. fashion stylist: Charlotte Gindreau hair and make up artist: Sabina Pinsone model Tory @ Modelwerk

Belle De Jour
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Belle De Jour

Fashion Daphne photographed by Ferry van der Nat in the first issue for Fall & Winter 2019-2020.   photography: Ferry van der Nat @ UNSPOKEN Styling: Ferdi Sibbel Hair: Olivier Schawalder @ Bryant Artists Make-up: Kathinka Gernant @ UNSPOKEN Manicure: Frédérique Olthuis @ House of Orange Production: UNSPOKEN Model: Daphne Groeneveld @ Bloom Management Digital Assistant: Denis Shklovsky photography Assistant: Garth McKee Styling Assistant: Jeffrey Manoir Daphne photographed by Ferry van der Nat in the first issue for Fall & Winter 2019-2020.   photography: Ferry van der Nat @ UNSPOKEN Styling: Ferdi Sibbel Hair: Olivier Schawalder @ Bryant Artists Make-up: Kathinka Gernant @ UNSPOKEN Manicure: Frédérique Olthuis @ House of Orange Production: UNSPOKEN Model: Daphne Groeneveld @ Bloom Management Digital Assistant: Denis Shklovsky photography Assistant: Garth McKee Styling Assistant: Jeffrey Manoir

The house of Givenchy and Clare Waight Keller announce the end of their collaboration
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The house of Givenchy and Clare Waight Keller announce the end of their collaboration

Fashion Clare Waight Keller states : As the first woman to be the Artistic Director of this legendary Maison, I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to cherish its legacy and bring it new life. Focusing on a world based on Haute Couture has been one of the highlights of my professional journey. I have shared so many incredible moments with the brilliant Givenchy ateliers and design teams : your exceptional talent and dedication will forever remain in my memories. My heartfelt thanks go out to each of the unsung heroes and heroines behind the scenes, for their contribution from product to communications and retail, and every global team member, partner and supplier in between. Without all of you, I could not have brought my vision for Givenchy to life in such a beautiful way.     Sidney Toledano, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, states : I want to warmly thank Clare Waight Keller for her contribution to Givenchy's latest chapter. Under her creative leadership, and in great collaboration with its ateliers and teams, the Maison reconnected with the founding values of Hubert de Givenchy and his innate sense of elegance. I wish Clare all the best in her future endeavors.     The House’s new Creative organization will be communicated at a later date. Clare Waight Keller states : As the first woman to be the Artistic Director of this legendary Maison, I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to cherish its legacy and bring it new life. Focusing on a world based on Haute Couture has been one of the highlights of my professional journey. I have shared so many incredible moments with the brilliant Givenchy ateliers and design teams : your exceptional talent and dedication will forever remain in my memories. My heartfelt thanks go out to each of the unsung heroes and heroines behind the scenes, for their contribution from product to communications and retail, and every global team member, partner and supplier in between. Without all of you, I could not have brought my vision for Givenchy to life in such a beautiful way.     Sidney Toledano, Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, states : I want to warmly thank Clare Waight Keller for her contribution to Givenchy's latest chapter. Under her creative leadership, and in great collaboration with its ateliers and teams, the Maison reconnected with the founding values of Hubert de Givenchy and his innate sense of elegance. I wish Clare all the best in her future endeavors.     The House’s new Creative organization will be communicated at a later date.

Second Issue is just around the corner
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Second Issue is just around the corner

Fashion Remembering our first issue, as the second one is just around the corner.     #NumeroNetherlandsSS2020 #ComingSoon Remembering our first issue, as the second one is just around the corner.     #NumeroNetherlandsSS2020 #ComingSoon

My Twin Collection by Messika
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My Twin Collection by Messika

Jewelry Kate Moss, Sylvia Hoeks, Joan Smalls... For her next campaign,Valérie Messika has chosen to cast three contemporary icons that break the codes of Parisian jewelry.   “I wanted to create a trio of girls, a gang that would represent women in their diversity and each of whom, whatever their age, would embody a type of beauty“, says Valérie Messika.     “Kate Moss has always been my muse, she is a Legend of fashion and a rock n’ roll icon. Kate is above all a free woman. As for Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks, she seduced me with her personality and her character. Finally, I chose Joan Smalls for her spectacular physique. She gives off a very contemporary glamour.     Beyond jewelry, this trio has an attitude. They are strong women who breathe their own style into jewelry. They in uence diamonds and not the other way around. This is, in fact, the main characteristic of Messika’s jewelry.” Created by Mert & Marcus, this campaign infuses crazy energy into the Messika collections : the energy of diamonds. This new chapter is dedicated to My Twin collection - a perfect alliance of the elegant emerald cut and the curved pear cut.     With Kate Moss and Sylvia Hoeks, Messika celebrates the perfect union between the pear, emerald and oval cuts of the My Twin collection. As our muses, they add a nishing touch to these iconic pieces for a striking yet delicate result. Messika’s renown My Twin collection, suggests a new way of sealing one’s love, via the unexpected union of different cut diamonds. The different stones sit in contrast and harmony with each other. The pear cut diamond, which is both sensual and dazzling, marries with the emerald cut, which is more stylised and hypnotic, or even the oval cut, which is sweet and gentle. In the paired version, My Twin reinterprets the classic Toi & Moi iIn an architectural way where the emerald and pear stones are drawn to each other. In the trio style, Valerie Messika combines three cuts of diamonds and pays tribute to her favourite number. She takes it a step further by imagining an union where the juxtaposed diamonds celebrate endless love. My Twin proposes modern and elegant jewelleries that are engaged in a dance of light.   Explore the collection on Messika.com Kate Moss, Sylvia Hoeks, Joan Smalls... For her next campaign,Valérie Messika has chosen to cast three contemporary icons that break the codes of Parisian jewelry.   “I wanted to create a trio of girls, a gang that would represent women in their diversity and each of whom, whatever their age, would embody a type of beauty“, says Valérie Messika.     “Kate Moss has always been my muse, she is a Legend of fashion and a rock n’ roll icon. Kate is above all a free woman. As for Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks, she seduced me with her personality and her character. Finally, I chose Joan Smalls for her spectacular physique. She gives off a very contemporary glamour.     Beyond jewelry, this trio has an attitude. They are strong women who breathe their own style into jewelry. They in uence diamonds and not the other way around. This is, in fact, the main characteristic of Messika’s jewelry.” Created by Mert & Marcus, this campaign infuses crazy energy into the Messika collections : the energy of diamonds. This new chapter is dedicated to My Twin collection - a perfect alliance of the elegant emerald cut and the curved pear cut.     With Kate Moss and Sylvia Hoeks, Messika celebrates the perfect union between the pear, emerald and oval cuts of the My Twin collection. As our muses, they add a nishing touch to these iconic pieces for a striking yet delicate result. Messika’s renown My Twin collection, suggests a new way of sealing one’s love, via the unexpected union of different cut diamonds. The different stones sit in contrast and harmony with each other. The pear cut diamond, which is both sensual and dazzling, marries with the emerald cut, which is more stylised and hypnotic, or even the oval cut, which is sweet and gentle. In the paired version, My Twin reinterprets the classic Toi & Moi iIn an architectural way where the emerald and pear stones are drawn to each other. In the trio style, Valerie Messika combines three cuts of diamonds and pays tribute to her favourite number. She takes it a step further by imagining an union where the juxtaposed diamonds celebrate endless love. My Twin proposes modern and elegant jewelleries that are engaged in a dance of light.   Explore the collection on Messika.com

The Filippa K core collection contains all the essentials for your wardrobe
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The Filippa K core collection contains all the essentials for your wardrobe

Fashion During this time when people are at home and work from home, it is possible that the wardrobe becomes a real problem. Many items of clothing are no longer worn, which gives the closet an unorganized, untidy feel. However, well-selected items may assist to tiding up your wardrobe and giving it peace of mind. With the core collection of Filippa K you will be provided with all garments that match a sustainable, tidy wardrobe and reward you with a soothing feeling.   Filippa K has launched a new core collection consisting of essential key items. Timeless colors, silhouettes and comfortable fits are used. As a result, the core pieces are specially designed to serve every season, year after year, and can be combined with the rest of your wardrobe. This ties in well with Filippa K, of which mission focuses on conscious consumption. A long life of Filippa K items therefore plays an important role in achieving this mission.   Filippa K's core collection can be described as iconic, timeless and minimalistic. In combination with the major role that sustainability plays in all processes of Filippa K, there is no need to look any further for garments that you must have in your closet. With this core campaign, the men, women and the Soft Sport collection are supplemented. During this time when people are at home and work from home, it is possible that the wardrobe becomes a real problem. Many items of clothing are no longer worn, which gives the closet an unorganized, untidy feel. However, well-selected items may assist to tiding up your wardrobe and giving it peace of mind. With the core collection of Filippa K you will be provided with all garments that match a sustainable, tidy wardrobe and reward you with a soothing feeling.   Filippa K has launched a new core collection consisting of essential key items. Timeless colors, silhouettes and comfortable fits are used. As a result, the core pieces are specially designed to serve every season, year after year, and can be combined with the rest of your wardrobe. This ties in well with Filippa K, of which mission focuses on conscious consumption. A long life of Filippa K items therefore plays an important role in achieving this mission.   Filippa K's core collection can be described as iconic, timeless and minimalistic. In combination with the major role that sustainability plays in all processes of Filippa K, there is no need to look any further for garments that you must have in your closet. With this core campaign, the men, women and the Soft Sport collection are supplemented.

BOSS to expand Responsible Tailoring collections
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BOSS to expand Responsible Tailoring collections

Fashion This Spring/Summer 2020 season, BOSS underlines its commitment to a more sustainable approach to fashion, with a focus on premium tailoring. The brand is building on the success of its Traceable Wool designs by adding womenswear pieces to the range, and launching a fully vegan suit, free of all animal-based materials, as part of its menswear collection.   The women’s designs in traceable merino wool offer vivid spring blues and traffic- stopping red alongside timeless navy. A perfectly cut single-button jacket showcases the impeccable tailored aesthetic of BOSS Womenswear, and can be paired with a choice of wide-leg, cropped, or tapered pants in the same fabric. Pinstriped navy tailoring – two jackets, a skirt, pants, and a dress, all designed to be mixed and matched – completes the capsule.   Highlights of the men’s collection for Spring/Summer 2020 include a pinstriped wool jersey suit with drawstring pants, a summary lightweight slim-fit suit, athleisure- inspired tapered pants with cuffed hems, and an elevated polo design. This season, BOSS Menswear offers more responsibly tailored styles than ever before.   The newly introduced vegan suit is a modern slim-fit design with a lightweight construction. Available in three colors – light beige, dark blue, and black – it is crafted in Germany from pure certified organic European grown linen. All components which, in a traditional premium suit, would contain materials such as wool or horsehair, have been omitted or replaced with vegan alternatives. This ensures that the entire item is free from animal-based materials.   This Spring/Summer 2020 season, BOSS underlines its commitment to a more sustainable approach to fashion, with a focus on premium tailoring. The brand is building on the success of its Traceable Wool designs by adding womenswear pieces to the range, and launching a fully vegan suit, free of all animal-based materials, as part of its menswear collection.   The women’s designs in traceable merino wool offer vivid spring blues and traffic- stopping red alongside timeless navy. A perfectly cut single-button jacket showcases the impeccable tailored aesthetic of BOSS Womenswear, and can be paired with a choice of wide-leg, cropped, or tapered pants in the same fabric. Pinstriped navy tailoring – two jackets, a skirt, pants, and a dress, all designed to be mixed and matched – completes the capsule.   Highlights of the men’s collection for Spring/Summer 2020 include a pinstriped wool jersey suit with drawstring pants, a summary lightweight slim-fit suit, athleisure- inspired tapered pants with cuffed hems, and an elevated polo design. This season, BOSS Menswear offers more responsibly tailored styles than ever before.   The newly introduced vegan suit is a modern slim-fit design with a lightweight construction. Available in three colors – light beige, dark blue, and black – it is crafted in Germany from pure certified organic European grown linen. All components which, in a traditional premium suit, would contain materials such as wool or horsehair, have been omitted or replaced with vegan alternatives. This ensures that the entire item is free from animal-based materials.  

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