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Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Message in a Bottle’ Tokyo
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Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Message in a Bottle’ Tokyo

Fashion Week Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Message in a Bottle’ Tokyo, September 2020.   Port of call: Tokyo, Japan. Date: 2nd of September 2020. Cargo: Spring-Summer 2021.   “To stop a man on the street and stand still while talking to him, is not so difficult difficult as to say something something to a passer-by passer-by in passing, passing, without standing still and without delaying the other, without attempting to persuade him to go the same way, but giving him instead an impulse to go precisely his own way.” –Søren Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, 1846.    Sail with the stars, through uncharted waters, where no man has gone before. On the second stop of the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2021 voyage, Men’s Artistic Artistic Director Director Virgil Abloh explores the unlimited seas of the imagination. Fantasy is the faculty of imagining the impossible. Embedded within our upbringing, the impossible impossible is defined de by societal societal notions notions followed followed blindly blindly from one generation to the next. The collection proposes an alternative to rationalism: in order to break the chain – to achieve the impossible impossible – the mind must journey journey into the subconscious subconscious and cross the borders of reason. Surrealism: an artistic movement concerned with twisting the norm, imbuing the familiar with new meaning, and making the ordinary extraordinary.   In August 2020, when the Louis Vuitton voyage set sails from Shanghai, the rambunctious stowaways known as Zoooom with friends travelled travelled in tow. Now, the crazy characters characters disembark disembark in Tokyo, stirring up their hypnotising parade of inclusivity and unity. Modelled by the local humanity of the port of call, the collection celebrates multiculturalism and the memory of a historic crosscultural exchange. In the 1960s, a musical dialogue between Jamaica and subcultural England manifested in the entrancing genre of ska, Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Message in a Bottle’ Tokyo, September 2020. 11 eventually evolving into two-tone and ska punk. Uniting people of diverse backgrounds, it demonstrated the mind-bending powers of music and wove a wardrobe suspended between Jamaican dress and subcultural interpretations of British tailoring.   In its hereditary tapestry were Pan-African genetics partly rooted in the Kente cloth of the Ashanti Kingdom of Ghana, the birthplace of Virgil Abloh’s Abloh’s parents. parents. On his Spring-Summer 2021 runway, the influences influences come alive in a conversation between ancestral and urban tribes, boyhood memories and progress. The transition transition is supported supported by the designer’s designer’s upcycling upcycling ideology: ideology: from memories to materials, the collection recycles and upcycles the past and imbues it with renewed value for the future. Afrofuturism: the study of black identities in connection with technology, retro-futurism and futurism, which proposes concepts of de-alienation, escapism and peace. Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Message in a Bottle’ Tokyo, September 2020.   Port of call: Tokyo, Japan. Date: 2nd of September 2020. Cargo: Spring-Summer 2021.   “To stop a man on the street and stand still while talking to him, is not so difficult difficult as to say something something to a passer-by passer-by in passing, passing, without standing still and without delaying the other, without attempting to persuade him to go the same way, but giving him instead an impulse to go precisely his own way.” –Søren Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, 1846.    Sail with the stars, through uncharted waters, where no man has gone before. On the second stop of the Louis Vuitton Spring-Summer 2021 voyage, Men’s Artistic Artistic Director Director Virgil Abloh explores the unlimited seas of the imagination. Fantasy is the faculty of imagining the impossible. Embedded within our upbringing, the impossible impossible is defined de by societal societal notions notions followed followed blindly blindly from one generation to the next. The collection proposes an alternative to rationalism: in order to break the chain – to achieve the impossible impossible – the mind must journey journey into the subconscious subconscious and cross the borders of reason. Surrealism: an artistic movement concerned with twisting the norm, imbuing the familiar with new meaning, and making the ordinary extraordinary.   In August 2020, when the Louis Vuitton voyage set sails from Shanghai, the rambunctious stowaways known as Zoooom with friends travelled travelled in tow. Now, the crazy characters characters disembark disembark in Tokyo, stirring up their hypnotising parade of inclusivity and unity. Modelled by the local humanity of the port of call, the collection celebrates multiculturalism and the memory of a historic crosscultural exchange. In the 1960s, a musical dialogue between Jamaica and subcultural England manifested in the entrancing genre of ska, Louis Vuitton Men’s collection by Virgil Abloh Spring-Summer 2021 ‘Message in a Bottle’ Tokyo, September 2020. 11 eventually evolving into two-tone and ska punk. Uniting people of diverse backgrounds, it demonstrated the mind-bending powers of music and wove a wardrobe suspended between Jamaican dress and subcultural interpretations of British tailoring.   In its hereditary tapestry were Pan-African genetics partly rooted in the Kente cloth of the Ashanti Kingdom of Ghana, the birthplace of Virgil Abloh’s Abloh’s parents. parents. On his Spring-Summer 2021 runway, the influences influences come alive in a conversation between ancestral and urban tribes, boyhood memories and progress. The transition transition is supported supported by the designer’s designer’s upcycling upcycling ideology: ideology: from memories to materials, the collection recycles and upcycles the past and imbues it with renewed value for the future. Afrofuturism: the study of black identities in connection with technology, retro-futurism and futurism, which proposes concepts of de-alienation, escapism and peace.

Exclusive Editorial "Duality"
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Exclusive Editorial "Duality"

Fashion On the precipice of the new age of gender identity ; “Duality” explores the the many facets of the human experience, in a world where dresses are no longer mommy’s toy, you have yin in every bit of yang.   Directed by Nikolai Kokanovic and photographed by Michal Rzepecki, Jacob Morton deconstructs our preconceived notions of masculinity, styled by the legendary Lisa Jarvis. Full video is now live on our Instagram.   Fashion credits ; Marni & Yoji Yamamoto  On the precipice of the new age of gender identity ; “Duality” explores the the many facets of the human experience, in a world where dresses are no longer mommy’s toy, you have yin in every bit of yang.   Directed by Nikolai Kokanovic and photographed by Michal Rzepecki, Jacob Morton deconstructs our preconceived notions of masculinity, styled by the legendary Lisa Jarvis. Full video is now live on our Instagram.   Fashion credits ; Marni & Yoji Yamamoto 

MR PORTER AND AMIRI TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION: PALM TREES AND A COOL BREEZE
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MR PORTER AND AMIRI TO LAUNCH EXCLUSIVE CAPSULE COLLECTION: PALM TREES AND A COOL BREEZE

Fashion MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, and Los Angeles based designer brand AMIRI, are pleased to launch an exclusive capsule collection, Palm Trees and a Cool Breeze, available only at MR PORTER beginning 2 September.     The 31-piece collection is inspired by the laid-back and carefree spirit of an elusive punk surfer and hasbeen created with AMIRI’s signature West Coast rock ’n’ roll attitude and meticulous approach todeconstruction. The collection, developed under the direction of founder Mr Mike Amiri, is a vibrant collection of aloha shirts, graphic prints, SoCal tie-dyes, Baja flannels and distressed denim featuring 30ready-to-wear pieces and one pair of sneakers.Standout pieces include: a standing egret-printed Distressed Denim Trucker Jacket; Thrasher Distressed Denim Jeans re-patched with Hawaiian print fabric; a pink seahorse intarsia cashmere cardigan; a patchwork Hawaiian Printed Loopback Cotton-Jersey Hoodie; and a standing egret-printed Camp-Collar Silk-Twill Shirt with matching Silk-Twill Drawstring Shorts.     “We’re thrilled to launch a new exclusive capsule with AMIRI – our first since we debuted the brand on MR PORTER within our Made in California capsule collection in 2017. AMIRI has become both a leading voice across the designer menswear landscape and a leading brand on MR PORTER. Weadmire Mike and his team’s commitment to process and design, through to the final product, and we’reespecially glad to be providing this exclusive offer to our global customer base.”     MR PORTER, the award-winning online destination for men’s style, and Los Angeles based designer brand AMIRI, are pleased to launch an exclusive capsule collection, Palm Trees and a Cool Breeze, available only at MR PORTER beginning 2 September.     The 31-piece collection is inspired by the laid-back and carefree spirit of an elusive punk surfer and hasbeen created with AMIRI’s signature West Coast rock ’n’ roll attitude and meticulous approach todeconstruction. The collection, developed under the direction of founder Mr Mike Amiri, is a vibrant collection of aloha shirts, graphic prints, SoCal tie-dyes, Baja flannels and distressed denim featuring 30ready-to-wear pieces and one pair of sneakers.Standout pieces include: a standing egret-printed Distressed Denim Trucker Jacket; Thrasher Distressed Denim Jeans re-patched with Hawaiian print fabric; a pink seahorse intarsia cashmere cardigan; a patchwork Hawaiian Printed Loopback Cotton-Jersey Hoodie; and a standing egret-printed Camp-Collar Silk-Twill Shirt with matching Silk-Twill Drawstring Shorts.     “We’re thrilled to launch a new exclusive capsule with AMIRI – our first since we debuted the brand on MR PORTER within our Made in California capsule collection in 2017. AMIRI has become both a leading voice across the designer menswear landscape and a leading brand on MR PORTER. Weadmire Mike and his team’s commitment to process and design, through to the final product, and we’reespecially glad to be providing this exclusive offer to our global customer base.”    

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BOTTEGA VENETA OPENS POP-UP STORE AT DE BIJENKORF NEXT WEEK
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BOTTEGA VENETA OPENS POP-UP STORE AT DE BIJENKORF NEXT WEEK

Accessories Bottega Veneta announces the opening of its pop-up store at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam from September 10th 2020 to mid of January 2021.     The pop-up will display women’s and unisex handbags and small leather goods from the brand’s Pre Fall 2020, Fall 2020 and Wardrobe 01 collections. Bottega Veneta announces the opening of its pop-up store at de Bijenkorf Amsterdam from September 10th 2020 to mid of January 2021.     The pop-up will display women’s and unisex handbags and small leather goods from the brand’s Pre Fall 2020, Fall 2020 and Wardrobe 01 collections.

INSPIRING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN AUDEMARS PIGUET AND RALPH & RUSSO
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INSPIRING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN AUDEMARS PIGUET AND RALPH & RUSSO

Watches Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce its partnership with British luxury fashion house, Ralph & Russo. Pursuing Audemars Piguet’s commitment to fostering dialogues among creative fields, this collaboration brings together two family-owned companies driven by a strong spirit of independence and dedication to age-old craftsmanship, creativity and reinvention.     The encounter between Ralph & Russo and Audemars Piguet will provide an exclusive lens into the natural synergies between the world of Haute Horlogerie and luxury fashion. Combining inventive designs with the technical precision of age-old skills, savoir-faire remains at the heart of both brands. With teams of highly trained artisans, each expert in fields old and new, Ralph & Russo and Audemars Piguet consistently reinterpret and develop coveted skills to set pioneering trends within their industry, while bringing people together all over the world through a unique language of emotions.     “Audemars Piguet has always developedcross-disciplinary collaborations that have fuelled the creativity of our artisans. Our partnership with Ralph & Russo came together naturally. I was struck by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo’s warm welcome when we first met; they represent talent at the highest level mixed with simplicity and authenticity. The fun part was when we actually realised that our watches had already been paired with their exceptional designs many times by clients in real life who didn’t need to wait for this partnership to match our two brands!” - François-Henry Bennahmias, Chief Executive Officer     “We have long been admirers as well as clients of   Audemars Piguet and their exceptional watches, and as such, were thrilled by the prospect of a partnership. Beyond our personal affinity for the brand, we felt a strong connection and alignment through our mutual dedication to both uncompromising craftsmanship and the creation of wonderfully unique styles that withstand the test of time. Given we both share the same core values and ethos for our respective brands, we feel this is just the beginning of what we hope will be a longstanding relationship and look forward to officially launching our partnership with Audemars Piguet this fall.” - Tamara Ralph, Creative Director of Ralph & Russo and Michael Russo, Chief Executive Officer Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is delighted to announce its partnership with British luxury fashion house, Ralph & Russo. Pursuing Audemars Piguet’s commitment to fostering dialogues among creative fields, this collaboration brings together two family-owned companies driven by a strong spirit of independence and dedication to age-old craftsmanship, creativity and reinvention.     The encounter between Ralph & Russo and Audemars Piguet will provide an exclusive lens into the natural synergies between the world of Haute Horlogerie and luxury fashion. Combining inventive designs with the technical precision of age-old skills, savoir-faire remains at the heart of both brands. With teams of highly trained artisans, each expert in fields old and new, Ralph & Russo and Audemars Piguet consistently reinterpret and develop coveted skills to set pioneering trends within their industry, while bringing people together all over the world through a unique language of emotions.     “Audemars Piguet has always developedcross-disciplinary collaborations that have fuelled the creativity of our artisans. Our partnership with Ralph & Russo came together naturally. I was struck by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo’s warm welcome when we first met; they represent talent at the highest level mixed with simplicity and authenticity. The fun part was when we actually realised that our watches had already been paired with their exceptional designs many times by clients in real life who didn’t need to wait for this partnership to match our two brands!” - François-Henry Bennahmias, Chief Executive Officer     “We have long been admirers as well as clients of   Audemars Piguet and their exceptional watches, and as such, were thrilled by the prospect of a partnership. Beyond our personal affinity for the brand, we felt a strong connection and alignment through our mutual dedication to both uncompromising craftsmanship and the creation of wonderfully unique styles that withstand the test of time. Given we both share the same core values and ethos for our respective brands, we feel this is just the beginning of what we hope will be a longstanding relationship and look forward to officially launching our partnership with Audemars Piguet this fall.” - Tamara Ralph, Creative Director of Ralph & Russo and Michael Russo, Chief Executive Officer

The Dior Bar Jacket is reinvented in an unprecedented knit version
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The Dior Bar Jacket is reinvented in an unprecedented knit version

Design An architectural work that has stood the test of time, an eternal symbol of the New Look, the Bar jacket sealed Christian Dior's success in 1947, when it appeared in his first haute couture collection. At the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, the opening look was none other than this emblematic piece, revisited by Maria Grazia Chiuri in a new knit version. This virtuoso reinterpretation presented a challenge for the House's ateliers, which developed no fewer than four prototypes in order to accurately recreate the volume and cut that characterize the original jacket. This new object of desire combines elegance and comfort, freedom and movement, with a casual style that elevates allure. A reflection of Dior's ultra-modernity, this must-have once again transcends fashions and generations, affirming its iconic status. An architectural work that has stood the test of time, an eternal symbol of the New Look, the Bar jacket sealed Christian Dior's success in 1947, when it appeared in his first haute couture collection. At the Fall-Winter 2020-2021 show, the opening look was none other than this emblematic piece, revisited by Maria Grazia Chiuri in a new knit version. This virtuoso reinterpretation presented a challenge for the House's ateliers, which developed no fewer than four prototypes in order to accurately recreate the volume and cut that characterize the original jacket. This new object of desire combines elegance and comfort, freedom and movement, with a casual style that elevates allure. A reflection of Dior's ultra-modernity, this must-have once again transcends fashions and generations, affirming its iconic status.

A new twist to the FENDI rooftop performances celebrating the power of self-expression  with Alton Mason and his Peekaboo bag
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A new twist to the FENDI rooftop performances celebrating the power of self-expression with Alton Mason and his Peekaboo bag

Fashion FENDI presents its new rooftop performance, THE FENDI POWER — a tribute to fearless freedom of expression across the world and the extraordinary energy of the iconic FENDIPeekaboo bag.      Refocusing the lens of its Roman rooftop performances, FENDI takes in a wider, brighter view of the world: Rome may be FENDI’s home, but true commitment to authentic self-expression isn’t confined to its Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana.      The one-of-a-kind rooftop of Miami’s Museum Garage becomes a vivid canvas for Alton Mason to unleash his inner self — a vibrant and dynamic act of movement, an authentic explosion of color ignited by the yellow spark of the FENDI Peekaboo’s inside.       Following his fearless journey in both spirit and style, switching up from the sharp contours of the more formal FENDI Prefall 2020 Collectionto the laidback luxury of Leisurewear,THE FENDI POWERpervades Alton as the positive vibes emanating from his Peekabooempower the bold rhythm of his sharp and elegant movements.    Known as one of modelling’s most famous faces, Alton Mason explores his inner soul, enjoying his most powerful passion: his unique talent for dance. Each gesture radiating with his natural sense of positivity, Alton’s motions intertwine with those of Mia Kong, Chinese creative talent, taking them up to the groovy rooftop of the Museum Garage.   With the vibrant tones of Alton and Mia’s FENDI garments matching the unique energy of the Peekaboo,THE FENDI POWERlinks the FENDI Roman DNA and its legacy of rooftop performances at Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana — encompassing everything from music to graffiti — with a global family of fearless artistry.   From Rome to Miami, runway to rooftop, the energy of self-expression is the true FENDI power.        Go viral with #FendiPeekaboo   FENDI presents its new rooftop performance, THE FENDI POWER — a tribute to fearless freedom of expression across the world and the extraordinary energy of the iconic FENDIPeekaboo bag.      Refocusing the lens of its Roman rooftop performances, FENDI takes in a wider, brighter view of the world: Rome may be FENDI’s home, but true commitment to authentic self-expression isn’t confined to its Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana.      The one-of-a-kind rooftop of Miami’s Museum Garage becomes a vivid canvas for Alton Mason to unleash his inner self — a vibrant and dynamic act of movement, an authentic explosion of color ignited by the yellow spark of the FENDI Peekaboo’s inside.       Following his fearless journey in both spirit and style, switching up from the sharp contours of the more formal FENDI Prefall 2020 Collectionto the laidback luxury of Leisurewear,THE FENDI POWERpervades Alton as the positive vibes emanating from his Peekabooempower the bold rhythm of his sharp and elegant movements.    Known as one of modelling’s most famous faces, Alton Mason explores his inner soul, enjoying his most powerful passion: his unique talent for dance. Each gesture radiating with his natural sense of positivity, Alton’s motions intertwine with those of Mia Kong, Chinese creative talent, taking them up to the groovy rooftop of the Museum Garage.   With the vibrant tones of Alton and Mia’s FENDI garments matching the unique energy of the Peekaboo,THE FENDI POWERlinks the FENDI Roman DNA and its legacy of rooftop performances at Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana — encompassing everything from music to graffiti — with a global family of fearless artistry.   From Rome to Miami, runway to rooftop, the energy of self-expression is the true FENDI power.        Go viral with #FendiPeekaboo  

ARKET launches global brand campaign ‘New Nordic Everyday Design’
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ARKET launches global brand campaign ‘New Nordic Everyday Design’

Fashion Entitled ‘New Nordic Everyday Design’, the campaign is a showcase of ARKET’s signature combination of simplicity, function and colourful playfulness through a series of looks drawn from its permanent collection as well as upcoming seasonal drops.     ‘New Nordic Everyday Design can be read as a simple manifesto for our philosophy and mission but also captures ideas and inspirations which we often return to in our creative work. It represents openness, innovation and a dedication to make even the ordinary things we use in daily life a little more beautiful’, says ARKET Head of Design, Anna Teurnell.     The concept of everyday beauty was one of the starting points for developing ARKET as well as a major influence on the Nordic modernist movement in the mid-20th century. Formulated in 1919 by Swedish art historian Gregor Paulsson, Vackrare vardagsvara (More beautiful everyday things) became the slogan for a new democratic approach that aimed to bridge the worlds of arts, crafts and functional form to produce affordable and widely accessible items for everyday use.     In the Nordic countries, this ambition was associated with a new ideal of beauty which favoured clean lines, a neutral colour palette and solid materials inspired by nature and the northern climate. Above all, it made functionality and durability the basis for good design. Entitled ‘New Nordic Everyday Design’, the campaign is a showcase of ARKET’s signature combination of simplicity, function and colourful playfulness through a series of looks drawn from its permanent collection as well as upcoming seasonal drops.     ‘New Nordic Everyday Design can be read as a simple manifesto for our philosophy and mission but also captures ideas and inspirations which we often return to in our creative work. It represents openness, innovation and a dedication to make even the ordinary things we use in daily life a little more beautiful’, says ARKET Head of Design, Anna Teurnell.     The concept of everyday beauty was one of the starting points for developing ARKET as well as a major influence on the Nordic modernist movement in the mid-20th century. Formulated in 1919 by Swedish art historian Gregor Paulsson, Vackrare vardagsvara (More beautiful everyday things) became the slogan for a new democratic approach that aimed to bridge the worlds of arts, crafts and functional form to produce affordable and widely accessible items for everyday use.     In the Nordic countries, this ambition was associated with a new ideal of beauty which favoured clean lines, a neutral colour palette and solid materials inspired by nature and the northern climate. Above all, it made functionality and durability the basis for good design.

BOSS X AJBXNG
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BOSS X AJBXNG

Men “Never let success get to your head, or failure to your heart” – Anthony Joshua     This Fall/Winter season, BOSS builds on its strong partnership with boxer Anthony Joshua to launch an exclusive, co-created capsule collection of easy-wear pieces.     Presented in an elevated shade of midnight with highlights of gold, the BOSS x AJBXNG capsule collection presents ten pieces in a seamless combination of thebrand’s signature elegance and Joshua’s desire to include “the color that representsa win.”     T-shirts, sweatshirts, jersey pants, knits, and a hooded jacket make up the capsule, each featuring a curved interpretation of the iconic BOSS logo in gold, either as a signature detail, or in oversized form across the chest or upper back. The T-shirts and sweatshirts are offered in an easy, relaxed fit, while the knitwear pieces and jersey pants are cut closer to the body to create a streamlined silhouette.     Every piece includes a woven label featuring motivational words from the boxer:“One more hour, one more day. Never let success get to your head, or failure to yourheart.” Joshua also repeats these quotes in a campaign film showing the story behind the collection, shot in London earlier this year.     “The subtlety is what I like about BOSS,” Joshua says. “The navy and the gold, I thinkit’s a great combination. It’s deep, it’s rich, and the navy gives it an elegant feel.” “Never let success get to your head, or failure to your heart” – Anthony Joshua     This Fall/Winter season, BOSS builds on its strong partnership with boxer Anthony Joshua to launch an exclusive, co-created capsule collection of easy-wear pieces.     Presented in an elevated shade of midnight with highlights of gold, the BOSS x AJBXNG capsule collection presents ten pieces in a seamless combination of thebrand’s signature elegance and Joshua’s desire to include “the color that representsa win.”     T-shirts, sweatshirts, jersey pants, knits, and a hooded jacket make up the capsule, each featuring a curved interpretation of the iconic BOSS logo in gold, either as a signature detail, or in oversized form across the chest or upper back. The T-shirts and sweatshirts are offered in an easy, relaxed fit, while the knitwear pieces and jersey pants are cut closer to the body to create a streamlined silhouette.     Every piece includes a woven label featuring motivational words from the boxer:“One more hour, one more day. Never let success get to your head, or failure to yourheart.” Joshua also repeats these quotes in a campaign film showing the story behind the collection, shot in London earlier this year.     “The subtlety is what I like about BOSS,” Joshua says. “The navy and the gold, I thinkit’s a great combination. It’s deep, it’s rich, and the navy gives it an elegant feel.”

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE DAWN PATROL
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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE DAWN PATROL

Fashion Dawn Patrol is an exclusive project conceived by Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent Rive Droite that will take place from September 4th to September 6th 2020, on the beach of Les Estagnots in Seignosse. This lifestyle project is designed to promote the surf culture by offering a range of products exclusively available. This collaboration carries onto the restaurant La Cabane des Estagnots. A beach cleaning operation will also be organized with local associations in partnership with Ocean52.   SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, located at 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris, and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles.     Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line, that helped to democratize fashion and luxury in the sixties. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges.     Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversi ed offer from different creative and design elds, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe. @ysl #saintlaurentrivedroite @anthonyvaccarello Dawn Patrol is an exclusive project conceived by Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent Rive Droite that will take place from September 4th to September 6th 2020, on the beach of Les Estagnots in Seignosse. This lifestyle project is designed to promote the surf culture by offering a range of products exclusively available. This collaboration carries onto the restaurant La Cabane des Estagnots. A beach cleaning operation will also be organized with local associations in partnership with Ocean52.   SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE is a creative and cultural destination curated by Anthony Vaccarello, located at 213, rue saint Honoré 75001 Paris, and extended at 469 Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles.     Named ‘RIVE DROITE’ as a nod to SAINT LAURENT rive gauche line, that helped to democratize fashion and luxury in the sixties. SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE introduces a brand new retail destination for expression, exchange, and lifestyle, showcasing a wide range of products including exclusive pieces, limited editions, library, vintage, music, photography combined with art, performances, exhibitions, events, and cultural exchanges.     Conceptualized by Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, the extensive and diversi ed offer from different creative and design elds, are imagined and embraced in new ways to enlarge the universe and the DNA of Saint Laurent.     SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE represents an amusing and chic version of today’s Saint Laurent universe. @ysl #saintlaurentrivedroite @anthonyvaccarello

In conversation with Sandra Mansour
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In conversation with Sandra Mansour

Fashion We had a delight speaking with Sandra Mansour about her new collaboration with H&M.     What is your collection in collaboration with H&M dedicated to?   Light and Hope! We used the sun and sunflower to bring these two components of nature to life. We wanted to create a collection that speaks true to the need for hope in these trying times.    How did the collaborative process begin?  ​ I received an email while I was on a weekend getaway celebrating my birthday. Next thing I knew, I was on a flight to Stockholm the week after that, and thus began this beautiful journey. It has been a remarkable experience working with the Fleur du Soleil team!  What inspired this collection?    In this specific collection, I referenced four female artists that serve as a constant inspiration to me. Toyen, Dorothea Tanning, Lena Leclercq and Bibi Zogbé. In every collection, I always gravitate towards painters and writers. They both serve as a guiding force for my imagination, and my creative process. Toyen and Dorothea Tanning, are excellent artists in their self-expression, and bringing to life the true meaning of surrealism. You can’t help but escape when you come across one of their paintings. Lena Leclercq, a poet that evokes in-depth emotion and expands your thought process with words, strong yet soft words. Finally, Bibi Zogbé, is a Lebanese painter, who painted flowers as an ode to her homeland. Her ability to express herself and her emotion through a single representation is so powerful, it summons emotions and thoughts you were never really aware you had.    Tell us what makes this collection especially unique in your point of view.   All the pieces that we made, and the fabrics we used make the Fleur du Soleil collection very poetic and true to the Sandra Mansour aesthetic. When collaborating we really wanted to bring both brand identities to life, the coolness of H&M and the ethereal feel of Sandra Mansour. We used soft and flowy fabrics, like point d’esprit , and ruffles, signature features found in many collections.  The campaign is also a very unique and true testimony to the House of Sandra Mansour. The fact that we were able to collaborate in this process as well gave both of us ability to express ourselves especially well, and the outcome is life.    Which are the key pieces of the collection?   I honestly love all the pieces, we really worked hard on creating a concise and fashion forward collection. We wanted a collection that translates easily from daywear to nightwear. I personally, love the caftan with the embossed sunflower print, the black wrap dress, and the point d’esprit tulle ruffled dress, which is a staple piece. All the accessories are easy to wear and add an extra flare to every outfit. Lastly, the t-shirt and hoody are my go to easy pieces.    What does a sunflower represent to you? Hope and light, this flower needs light to blossom, and so does all life on earth. It is a recurring flower, I used it in my first ready-to-wear Bridal collection. I think there is a very poetic, yet strong trait that can be found in the Sunflower. It is a flower that has the same cycle as the sun, it revolves its pattern around it, setting and rising at the same time.    What message are you sending to the women with this collection?   To persevere, and be agile. I think this year has taught us  how unexpected forces can come into play, and influence our lives in ways we never thought possible. For that, we need to be open to newness and change, and remember with change, no matter how difficult new opportunities prosper, and new visions come to life. Move forward with an open mind, and remember the light will always guide us.     all images by OUMAYMA BOUMESHOULI. We had a delight speaking with Sandra Mansour about her new collaboration with H&M.     What is your collection in collaboration with H&M dedicated to?   Light and Hope! We used the sun and sunflower to bring these two components of nature to life. We wanted to create a collection that speaks true to the need for hope in these trying times.    How did the collaborative process begin?  ​ I received an email while I was on a weekend getaway celebrating my birthday. Next thing I knew, I was on a flight to Stockholm the week after that, and thus began this beautiful journey. It has been a remarkable experience working with the Fleur du Soleil team!  What inspired this collection?    In this specific collection, I referenced four female artists that serve as a constant inspiration to me. Toyen, Dorothea Tanning, Lena Leclercq and Bibi Zogbé. In every collection, I always gravitate towards painters and writers. They both serve as a guiding force for my imagination, and my creative process. Toyen and Dorothea Tanning, are excellent artists in their self-expression, and bringing to life the true meaning of surrealism. You can’t help but escape when you come across one of their paintings. Lena Leclercq, a poet that evokes in-depth emotion and expands your thought process with words, strong yet soft words. Finally, Bibi Zogbé, is a Lebanese painter, who painted flowers as an ode to her homeland. Her ability to express herself and her emotion through a single representation is so powerful, it summons emotions and thoughts you were never really aware you had.    Tell us what makes this collection especially unique in your point of view.   All the pieces that we made, and the fabrics we used make the Fleur du Soleil collection very poetic and true to the Sandra Mansour aesthetic. When collaborating we really wanted to bring both brand identities to life, the coolness of H&M and the ethereal feel of Sandra Mansour. We used soft and flowy fabrics, like point d’esprit , and ruffles, signature features found in many collections.  The campaign is also a very unique and true testimony to the House of Sandra Mansour. The fact that we were able to collaborate in this process as well gave both of us ability to express ourselves especially well, and the outcome is life.    Which are the key pieces of the collection?   I honestly love all the pieces, we really worked hard on creating a concise and fashion forward collection. We wanted a collection that translates easily from daywear to nightwear. I personally, love the caftan with the embossed sunflower print, the black wrap dress, and the point d’esprit tulle ruffled dress, which is a staple piece. All the accessories are easy to wear and add an extra flare to every outfit. Lastly, the t-shirt and hoody are my go to easy pieces.    What does a sunflower represent to you? Hope and light, this flower needs light to blossom, and so does all life on earth. It is a recurring flower, I used it in my first ready-to-wear Bridal collection. I think there is a very poetic, yet strong trait that can be found in the Sunflower. It is a flower that has the same cycle as the sun, it revolves its pattern around it, setting and rising at the same time.    What message are you sending to the women with this collection?   To persevere, and be agile. I think this year has taught us  how unexpected forces can come into play, and influence our lives in ways we never thought possible. For that, we need to be open to newness and change, and remember with change, no matter how difficult new opportunities prosper, and new visions come to life. Move forward with an open mind, and remember the light will always guide us.     all images by OUMAYMA BOUMESHOULI.

Acne Studios launches the Fall/Winter 2020 collection with team members and their dogs
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Acne Studios launches the Fall/Winter 2020 collection with team members and their dogs

Fashion Acne Studios launch of the Fall/Winter 2020 collection features dog artwork realized by British artist, Lydia Blakeley, known for casting her creative gaze onto everything from prize poodles to cat memes.     To capture the garments showcasing man’s best friend, Acne Studios gathered members of its own team members for a portrait of employees and their dogs. Swedish photographer AndersEdström, captures this Acne Studios special occasion. Sta ers along with their dogs werephotographed wearing the pup-focused garments as well as oversized suiting pieces from the collection at the headquarters in Stockholm, once the Czech Embassy.     “A while ago I became a dog owner myself. Ever since then I’ve started to notice the ‘dog people’, walking, being and dressing. I didn’t see them in the same way before and now I guess I’ve become one myself. For this collection, I wanted to highlight and credit that subculture for all the inspiration it has given me.” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.     With the 70s brutalist-style building as a backdrop along with interior, the portrait captures Pontus Björkman, Global Wholesale Director and his Yorkshire Terrier Kenzo; Edouard Schneider, Global Communications Director and his Miniature Dachshund Pumba; Ioana Ciocan, Technical Designer and her French Bulldog Jasper, to name a few.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection in full is a reimagination of vintage workwear. Lydia’s dog motifs, which are screen-printed throughout the collection on cotton staples,are found among lumberjack-inspired annels, over-dimensioned checks and classic denim.The collection is composed of a range of fabrics, from denims to silks, in a mix of bold and neutral hues.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection is available in Acne Studios stores and online at acnestudios.com. Acne Studios launch of the Fall/Winter 2020 collection features dog artwork realized by British artist, Lydia Blakeley, known for casting her creative gaze onto everything from prize poodles to cat memes.     To capture the garments showcasing man’s best friend, Acne Studios gathered members of its own team members for a portrait of employees and their dogs. Swedish photographer AndersEdström, captures this Acne Studios special occasion. Sta ers along with their dogs werephotographed wearing the pup-focused garments as well as oversized suiting pieces from the collection at the headquarters in Stockholm, once the Czech Embassy.     “A while ago I became a dog owner myself. Ever since then I’ve started to notice the ‘dog people’, walking, being and dressing. I didn’t see them in the same way before and now I guess I’ve become one myself. For this collection, I wanted to highlight and credit that subculture for all the inspiration it has given me.” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.     With the 70s brutalist-style building as a backdrop along with interior, the portrait captures Pontus Björkman, Global Wholesale Director and his Yorkshire Terrier Kenzo; Edouard Schneider, Global Communications Director and his Miniature Dachshund Pumba; Ioana Ciocan, Technical Designer and her French Bulldog Jasper, to name a few.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection in full is a reimagination of vintage workwear. Lydia’s dog motifs, which are screen-printed throughout the collection on cotton staples,are found among lumberjack-inspired annels, over-dimensioned checks and classic denim.The collection is composed of a range of fabrics, from denims to silks, in a mix of bold and neutral hues.     The Acne Studios Fall/Winter 2020 collection is available in Acne Studios stores and online at acnestudios.com.

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