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Louis Vuitton to launch an all-encompassing, collaborative collection with celebrated contemporary artist Urs Fischer
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Louis Vuitton to launch an all-encompassing, collaborative collection with celebrated contemporary artist Urs Fischer

Design Louis Vuitton has teamed up with acclaimed Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer on a multifaceted collaboration that highlights his playfully audacious creative vision across a wide range of leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.     Entitled “Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer”, Urs Fischer’s exuberant and textured reworking of Louis Vuitton’s signature Monogram is the starting point of this collection which features the Monogram’s owers and LV initials in new hand-drawn versions that he calls “memory sketches”. The resulting dream-like motifs have been meticulously adapted to suit each speci c product across this comprehensive collection, changing in size, perspective, colour and application technique.     Available in two colourways, black and red and black and white, this new Monogram is the collaboration’s key decorative motif, and features throughout the collection’s designs. In addition to ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes, seven special-edition bags – a Keepall, Cabas, Onthego, two Neverfulls, Speedys, Pochettes Accessoires, and a charming, hard-sided beauty case – use the Urs Fischer Monogram to particularly impressive e ect thanks to an exquisite tu etage treatment that uses velvet-like material to create extra texture and tactile relief.     The collaboration also features a series of whimsical characters created by Urs Fischer. The enchanting animals and objects are united in a playful print that lls a colourful silk square.     “Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer” is both a perfect, large-scale showcase for Urs Fischer’s creative world and the latest exciting chapter in Louis Vuitton’s longstanding commitment to the arts. The collection will launch in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide in January 2021. Louis Vuitton has teamed up with acclaimed Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer on a multifaceted collaboration that highlights his playfully audacious creative vision across a wide range of leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories.     Entitled “Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer”, Urs Fischer’s exuberant and textured reworking of Louis Vuitton’s signature Monogram is the starting point of this collection which features the Monogram’s owers and LV initials in new hand-drawn versions that he calls “memory sketches”. The resulting dream-like motifs have been meticulously adapted to suit each speci c product across this comprehensive collection, changing in size, perspective, colour and application technique.     Available in two colourways, black and red and black and white, this new Monogram is the collaboration’s key decorative motif, and features throughout the collection’s designs. In addition to ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes, seven special-edition bags – a Keepall, Cabas, Onthego, two Neverfulls, Speedys, Pochettes Accessoires, and a charming, hard-sided beauty case – use the Urs Fischer Monogram to particularly impressive e ect thanks to an exquisite tu etage treatment that uses velvet-like material to create extra texture and tactile relief.     The collaboration also features a series of whimsical characters created by Urs Fischer. The enchanting animals and objects are united in a playful print that lls a colourful silk square.     “Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer” is both a perfect, large-scale showcase for Urs Fischer’s creative world and the latest exciting chapter in Louis Vuitton’s longstanding commitment to the arts. The collection will launch in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide in January 2021.

In conversation with Connor Jessup
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In conversation with Connor Jessup

Men We had a pleasure speaking with Connor Jessup, our digital cover star.     In the past you did film photography, do you still do anything in that direction?   A little. I'd like to do more. I take pics on-set with my little Olympus point-and-shoot, but otherwise my cameras are dusty. I struggle here at home, for some reason. I'm better in other places. Photography is good for me. I have a bad habit of drifting and it makes me pay attention. It makes my memory click on and record. And worrying about a single moment, a single idea, instead of a whole string of them, is a happy change of pace.     We heard you are a movie buff. Have you watched any cool new movies recently during quarantine and which would you recommend?   So many. My best friend and I quarantined together from March to July and we watched a movie every night. I fell mad for Jane Campion's Bright Star. She found the exact center between sensuality and wordiness. Ben Whishaw fuck! I watched it 3x in two days. A friend recommended Truffaut's Small Change. So wise and wonderful. Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility, which we somehow hadn't seen. It's an absolute masterclass in how to move talking people around rooms. Jafar Panahi's The White Balloon, Mia Hansen-Løve's Father of My Children, William Wyler's The Heiress (Olivia de Havilland!), a herd of surprising François Ozon movies: In the House, Swimming Pool, Summer of 85. James L. Brooks' Broadcast News, Kelly Reichardt's First Cow, Kirsten Johnson's Dick Johnson is Dead. We did a Carol Ballard marathon. Fly Away Home and Duma are beautiful movies.     We have seen Locke & Key, a Netflix hit series where you star as one of the lead characters. Is there a season two in the works and what are some of your favorite moments from the first season?   We're shooting season two now! It should come out sometime next year. It'll sound cheap, but my memories of the first season are mostly tangled up with people, not work. One of the pleasures of TV is that you get to build relationships over time. There's a deepening that happens. You share so many long, cold nights and early mornings and sleepy lunches and casual bitchings. You see each other's vulnerabilities and frustrations and capacities. There's a sort of beautiful, collective delirium that moves in. A lot of cry-laughing. I remember getting caught in a 3am thunderstorm with Emilia and Griffin and laughing so hard I literally couldn't walk.     Have you been able to be creative during these weird current times and have you learnt anything new?   In waves. I got a lot of writing done between April and July, but I've been stuck since. My brain is not very schematic, so the transition from gathering to ordering is hard for me. I can be really unkind to myself. None of the struggle is original, so I won’t bore you. But there were a few productive months! I realized I had always thought of writing as a technical process, and that I needed to start thinking of it as an emotional one....as basic as that sounds. I learned that I can't write drunk.     What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   My beauty routine is so quick it's almost homophobic. I won't embarress myself by saying more.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   When I was in fifth grade, I performed "It's Raining Men" in drag for a school lip sync competition.      Are there any other exciting new projects you are working on?   I'll be shooting Locke & Key for a while, but there's a short film I'm hoping to make in Japan whenever I can. Beyond that, I'm trying to focus on writing my first feature. It's a grief adventure movie about a boy and a god.     PHOTO CREDITS: talent and photography: CONNOR JESSUP editor: TIMOTEJ LETONJA stylist: DONTE MCGUINE make-up: BRENDA THURSTON We had a pleasure speaking with Connor Jessup, our digital cover star.     In the past you did film photography, do you still do anything in that direction?   A little. I'd like to do more. I take pics on-set with my little Olympus point-and-shoot, but otherwise my cameras are dusty. I struggle here at home, for some reason. I'm better in other places. Photography is good for me. I have a bad habit of drifting and it makes me pay attention. It makes my memory click on and record. And worrying about a single moment, a single idea, instead of a whole string of them, is a happy change of pace.     We heard you are a movie buff. Have you watched any cool new movies recently during quarantine and which would you recommend?   So many. My best friend and I quarantined together from March to July and we watched a movie every night. I fell mad for Jane Campion's Bright Star. She found the exact center between sensuality and wordiness. Ben Whishaw fuck! I watched it 3x in two days. A friend recommended Truffaut's Small Change. So wise and wonderful. Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility, which we somehow hadn't seen. It's an absolute masterclass in how to move talking people around rooms. Jafar Panahi's The White Balloon, Mia Hansen-Løve's Father of My Children, William Wyler's The Heiress (Olivia de Havilland!), a herd of surprising François Ozon movies: In the House, Swimming Pool, Summer of 85. James L. Brooks' Broadcast News, Kelly Reichardt's First Cow, Kirsten Johnson's Dick Johnson is Dead. We did a Carol Ballard marathon. Fly Away Home and Duma are beautiful movies.     We have seen Locke & Key, a Netflix hit series where you star as one of the lead characters. Is there a season two in the works and what are some of your favorite moments from the first season?   We're shooting season two now! It should come out sometime next year. It'll sound cheap, but my memories of the first season are mostly tangled up with people, not work. One of the pleasures of TV is that you get to build relationships over time. There's a deepening that happens. You share so many long, cold nights and early mornings and sleepy lunches and casual bitchings. You see each other's vulnerabilities and frustrations and capacities. There's a sort of beautiful, collective delirium that moves in. A lot of cry-laughing. I remember getting caught in a 3am thunderstorm with Emilia and Griffin and laughing so hard I literally couldn't walk.     Have you been able to be creative during these weird current times and have you learnt anything new?   In waves. I got a lot of writing done between April and July, but I've been stuck since. My brain is not very schematic, so the transition from gathering to ordering is hard for me. I can be really unkind to myself. None of the struggle is original, so I won’t bore you. But there were a few productive months! I realized I had always thought of writing as a technical process, and that I needed to start thinking of it as an emotional one....as basic as that sounds. I learned that I can't write drunk.     What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   My beauty routine is so quick it's almost homophobic. I won't embarress myself by saying more.     Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   When I was in fifth grade, I performed "It's Raining Men" in drag for a school lip sync competition.      Are there any other exciting new projects you are working on?   I'll be shooting Locke & Key for a while, but there's a short film I'm hoping to make in Japan whenever I can. Beyond that, I'm trying to focus on writing my first feature. It's a grief adventure movie about a boy and a god.     PHOTO CREDITS: talent and photography: CONNOR JESSUP editor: TIMOTEJ LETONJA stylist: DONTE MCGUINE make-up: BRENDA THURSTON

In conversation with Danny Griffin
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In conversation with Danny Griffin

Men We had a delight starting the year and having a fun conversation with actor Danny Griffin.     Tell us something that is not on your resume.   This is probably a little odd, but since I was about 10, I have had a love for horses. I started horseback riding when I was about 11 years old. Throughout the years, I have not been able to do it as much as I would like to; however, I've got back into it recently.      What has been the biggest lesson learnt this year for you?   Well, it's been a really weird year, not just for me but for the world. I can be quite an impatient person; it's something I need to work on. However, I have gotten to work on my patience with all the downtime there has been.        Have you learnt or explored any other new passions during this year?   I actually got into gaming this year; for about 3months straight, I was very hooked on a particular game. I played it with my friends, which was just great fun, basically hanging out virtually with your mates and catching up.         When did you start acting and when did you know it was what you wanted to do as a career?    I was 15, and  I discovered I could make acting my career.  I  just finished watching an episode of Doctor Who, and I loved the main actor Matt Smith.  Upon googling him, I found out that he was an Actor who studied acting at the National Youth Theatre. I had no idea you could study acting, let alone make a career out of it. That's when I decided I wanted to pursue the craft and I moved to London to study it.      Do you have any other hobbies/ interests growing up that you enjoyed doing?    Well, I was lucky enough to grow up In Cornwall. I had the beach down the road, where I enjoyed surfing and sailing a bit. I also enjoyed climbing and had a free climbing wall in my back garden (a Tree) ha. I love horseback riding. I used to go every Saturday, and I  was the only guy who did it!  I didn't care; I was 12. I was also really into swimming, Hockey and Rock Climbing.        What was it like playing 'Sky' on Netflix Fate of Winx Saga? Are you similar to your character?   I enjoyed playing 'Sky'. What is so interesting about 'Sky' is that he is a little like an Iceberg. He seems kinda normal on top, but underneath there's so much going on. That is true for many of the show's characters and was something I found very relatable. We all have something going on beneath the surface. We may seem polished on the outside, but it can be a different story on the inside.        You have some pretty intense fight scenes. What was it like working with a sword?    I wish I could tell you that the swords were real! I wanted one so badly. When John, our swordsmith, came to give me my sword, I felt so excited. The little kid who used to watch 'Aragorn' from Lord of the Rings was about to be given his first sword, only to pick it up and find out it was plastic.... My first response was, "Where is the real one? "   The fight scenes were so much fun, and my co-star Freddy only made it easier. We had an amazing stunt team, who came up with some outstanding choreography, which Freddy and I trained a great deal to get down as smooth and as fast as possible.      What are some of your favorite memories from working on set?   I have so many. Every day on set was memorable. The whole cast is such down to earth lovely people, and it just became like going to work with your friends. I have a lot of scenes with Rob Collier, who is probably one of the funniest people I've ever met. He would come to set, and as a warm-up he would start rapping or "spitting bars," as he calls it.      How have you been keeping busy during quarantine? Any tips or suggestions for readers struggling?   It is an incredibly hard time for everyone. And one suggestion that would work for someone wouldn't work for someone else. All I can say is try and have a routine, even if it's just getting up at a reasonable time and making your bed.       Anything you would like to say to your fans?   I am so grateful to anyone who supports me.  Thank you for all your kindness and lovely comments about the show. I hope you enjoy our take on Fate the Winx Saga. Follow me on Instagram @Danny_Griffin_ to keep up with my future projects and Fate the Winx Saga news.       TEAM CREDITS: Photographer: Joseph Sinclair using Hasselblad.     Styling: Ella Gaskell   Grooming: Charli Avery   We had a delight starting the year and having a fun conversation with actor Danny Griffin.     Tell us something that is not on your resume.   This is probably a little odd, but since I was about 10, I have had a love for horses. I started horseback riding when I was about 11 years old. Throughout the years, I have not been able to do it as much as I would like to; however, I've got back into it recently.      What has been the biggest lesson learnt this year for you?   Well, it's been a really weird year, not just for me but for the world. I can be quite an impatient person; it's something I need to work on. However, I have gotten to work on my patience with all the downtime there has been.        Have you learnt or explored any other new passions during this year?   I actually got into gaming this year; for about 3months straight, I was very hooked on a particular game. I played it with my friends, which was just great fun, basically hanging out virtually with your mates and catching up.         When did you start acting and when did you know it was what you wanted to do as a career?    I was 15, and  I discovered I could make acting my career.  I  just finished watching an episode of Doctor Who, and I loved the main actor Matt Smith.  Upon googling him, I found out that he was an Actor who studied acting at the National Youth Theatre. I had no idea you could study acting, let alone make a career out of it. That's when I decided I wanted to pursue the craft and I moved to London to study it.      Do you have any other hobbies/ interests growing up that you enjoyed doing?    Well, I was lucky enough to grow up In Cornwall. I had the beach down the road, where I enjoyed surfing and sailing a bit. I also enjoyed climbing and had a free climbing wall in my back garden (a Tree) ha. I love horseback riding. I used to go every Saturday, and I  was the only guy who did it!  I didn't care; I was 12. I was also really into swimming, Hockey and Rock Climbing.        What was it like playing 'Sky' on Netflix Fate of Winx Saga? Are you similar to your character?   I enjoyed playing 'Sky'. What is so interesting about 'Sky' is that he is a little like an Iceberg. He seems kinda normal on top, but underneath there's so much going on. That is true for many of the show's characters and was something I found very relatable. We all have something going on beneath the surface. We may seem polished on the outside, but it can be a different story on the inside.        You have some pretty intense fight scenes. What was it like working with a sword?    I wish I could tell you that the swords were real! I wanted one so badly. When John, our swordsmith, came to give me my sword, I felt so excited. The little kid who used to watch 'Aragorn' from Lord of the Rings was about to be given his first sword, only to pick it up and find out it was plastic.... My first response was, "Where is the real one? "   The fight scenes were so much fun, and my co-star Freddy only made it easier. We had an amazing stunt team, who came up with some outstanding choreography, which Freddy and I trained a great deal to get down as smooth and as fast as possible.      What are some of your favorite memories from working on set?   I have so many. Every day on set was memorable. The whole cast is such down to earth lovely people, and it just became like going to work with your friends. I have a lot of scenes with Rob Collier, who is probably one of the funniest people I've ever met. He would come to set, and as a warm-up he would start rapping or "spitting bars," as he calls it.      How have you been keeping busy during quarantine? Any tips or suggestions for readers struggling?   It is an incredibly hard time for everyone. And one suggestion that would work for someone wouldn't work for someone else. All I can say is try and have a routine, even if it's just getting up at a reasonable time and making your bed.       Anything you would like to say to your fans?   I am so grateful to anyone who supports me.  Thank you for all your kindness and lovely comments about the show. I hope you enjoy our take on Fate the Winx Saga. Follow me on Instagram @Danny_Griffin_ to keep up with my future projects and Fate the Winx Saga news.       TEAM CREDITS: Photographer: Joseph Sinclair using Hasselblad.     Styling: Ella Gaskell   Grooming: Charli Avery  

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Gucci collaborates with The North Face
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Gucci collaborates with The North Face

Fashion Gucci reveals its collaboration with The North Face that celebrates the spirit of exploration. Whether literal exploration of places and cultures or the more metaphorical adventures encouraged today by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, Gucci has always catered to the curious, presentingitsclothes as tools that push the wearer into different territories.     The North Face famously outfits those who seek adventure. But there are also deeper parallels between the stories of Gucci and its new partner. Since their founding in San Francisco in 1966, the brand has committed to pioneering product innovation and enabling all forms of exploration.  It is a well acknowledged notion that travel leads to self-discovery, and in this conviction The North Face is aligned with Gucci, which similarly empowers people in their quest to celebrate and express their own characters and personalities, embedding Alessandro Michele’s approach towards fashion as a powerful instrument of freedom.     To promote this new partnership, Alessandro Michele has conceived a campaign shot by Daniel Shea, set in the Alps. In stills and video, as well as through content created for TikTok, we are led through a trip to the great outdoors with a group of Gucci-clad hikers, who camp by the lakes. The forests and peaks of the region form a vast and breath-taking scenic backdrop to the imagery, which in capturing colorful candid moments of group activity are reminiscent of holiday snaps, effortlessly showcasing the distinctive products.The campaign’s atmosphere evokes the aesthetic of the 70’s, when The North Face was a thriving outdoor retailer based in Berkeley, CA and shared a factory and storefront adjacent to Credence Clearwater Revival’s practice studio, whose iconic song “Bad Moon Rising” is featured throughout the video campaign.     This special cross-category collection for men and women comprises ready-to-wear, soft accessories, luggage and shoes, as well as some more unexpected pieces linked to the outdoor world of The North Face, such as tents and sleeping bags.     The North Face x Gucci Collection is in line with the commitments of both the two brands to eco-sustainable activities.  Luggage contain ECONYL®— a nylon fabric sourced from regenerated materials (from fish nets, carpets and other scraps) that can be recycled and recreated, aiding in decreasing its ecological footprint.Additionally, the color palette was inspired by the 70’s and curated from The North Face materials library. Archival fabrics have been partially incorporated into the collection to give them a new life.     Packaging for the pieces come in vibrant pink featuring The North Face X Gucci logo. The garment and carrier bags, boxes and pouches have been strategically designed to reduce the environmental impact at every step of creation. All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. To reduce the amount of paper, boxes are equipped with handles to avoid using shopping bags. Larger items come in shopping bags and cotton covers without boxes.     Debuting in China, the collectionwill be distributed through distinctly designed stores and ephemeral Gucci Pins, where the special bright floral patterns of the range will be used to dress the spaces and effect façade takeovers.A limited selection of The North Face x Gucci pieces will also be available on gucci.com, with some exciting online exclusives.      Shining a light on the collection’s motifs, Gucci Artwalls will be unveiled in five cities – Hong-Kong, Shanghai, London, New York and Milan – and will feature dedicated imagery with a variety of creative executions. Though all different, these pieces of street art will all incorporate The North Face x Gucci logo.              Credits for the campaign: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Daniel Shea Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver Hair stylist: Alex Brownsell Gucci reveals its collaboration with The North Face that celebrates the spirit of exploration. Whether literal exploration of places and cultures or the more metaphorical adventures encouraged today by Creative Director Alessandro Michele, Gucci has always catered to the curious, presentingitsclothes as tools that push the wearer into different territories.     The North Face famously outfits those who seek adventure. But there are also deeper parallels between the stories of Gucci and its new partner. Since their founding in San Francisco in 1966, the brand has committed to pioneering product innovation and enabling all forms of exploration.  It is a well acknowledged notion that travel leads to self-discovery, and in this conviction The North Face is aligned with Gucci, which similarly empowers people in their quest to celebrate and express their own characters and personalities, embedding Alessandro Michele’s approach towards fashion as a powerful instrument of freedom.     To promote this new partnership, Alessandro Michele has conceived a campaign shot by Daniel Shea, set in the Alps. In stills and video, as well as through content created for TikTok, we are led through a trip to the great outdoors with a group of Gucci-clad hikers, who camp by the lakes. The forests and peaks of the region form a vast and breath-taking scenic backdrop to the imagery, which in capturing colorful candid moments of group activity are reminiscent of holiday snaps, effortlessly showcasing the distinctive products.The campaign’s atmosphere evokes the aesthetic of the 70’s, when The North Face was a thriving outdoor retailer based in Berkeley, CA and shared a factory and storefront adjacent to Credence Clearwater Revival’s practice studio, whose iconic song “Bad Moon Rising” is featured throughout the video campaign.     This special cross-category collection for men and women comprises ready-to-wear, soft accessories, luggage and shoes, as well as some more unexpected pieces linked to the outdoor world of The North Face, such as tents and sleeping bags.     The North Face x Gucci Collection is in line with the commitments of both the two brands to eco-sustainable activities.  Luggage contain ECONYL®— a nylon fabric sourced from regenerated materials (from fish nets, carpets and other scraps) that can be recycled and recreated, aiding in decreasing its ecological footprint.Additionally, the color palette was inspired by the 70’s and curated from The North Face materials library. Archival fabrics have been partially incorporated into the collection to give them a new life.     Packaging for the pieces come in vibrant pink featuring The North Face X Gucci logo. The garment and carrier bags, boxes and pouches have been strategically designed to reduce the environmental impact at every step of creation. All paper and cardboard come from sustainably managed forest sources and an uncoated paper has been used to ensure it is fully recyclable. To reduce the amount of paper, boxes are equipped with handles to avoid using shopping bags. Larger items come in shopping bags and cotton covers without boxes.     Debuting in China, the collectionwill be distributed through distinctly designed stores and ephemeral Gucci Pins, where the special bright floral patterns of the range will be used to dress the spaces and effect façade takeovers.A limited selection of The North Face x Gucci pieces will also be available on gucci.com, with some exciting online exclusives.      Shining a light on the collection’s motifs, Gucci Artwalls will be unveiled in five cities – Hong-Kong, Shanghai, London, New York and Milan – and will feature dedicated imagery with a variety of creative executions. Though all different, these pieces of street art will all incorporate The North Face x Gucci logo.              Credits for the campaign: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer & Director: Daniel Shea Make Up: Thomas De Kluyver Hair stylist: Alex Brownsell

Exclusive editorial starring Maddie Ziegler
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Exclusive editorial starring Maddie Ziegler

Fashion Exclusive new digital cover story with the talented Maddie Ziegler wearing Miu Miu Fall & Winter 2020-2021.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Maddie Ziegler @maddieziegler Editor in Chief: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Codirector/Photographer: Andrew Arthur @andrewarthur Codirector: Nikolai Kokanovic @foxnhound Fashion Director: Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist Creative Producer: Chloe Brinklow @chloebrinklow Makeup: Tonya Brewer @thetonyabrewer Hair: Clayton Hawkins @claytonhawkins Stylist assistant: Damien Lloyd @thedameeffect  Choreographer: Denna Thomsen @dennathomsen  DP: Vatche Giragossian @giragossian.cine  Prop Stylist: Enoch Choi  @numero_netherlands  Exclusive new digital cover story with the talented Maddie Ziegler wearing Miu Miu Fall & Winter 2020-2021.     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Maddie Ziegler @maddieziegler Editor in Chief: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja Codirector/Photographer: Andrew Arthur @andrewarthur Codirector: Nikolai Kokanovic @foxnhound Fashion Director: Lisa Jarvis @lisajarvis_stylist Creative Producer: Chloe Brinklow @chloebrinklow Makeup: Tonya Brewer @thetonyabrewer Hair: Clayton Hawkins @claytonhawkins Stylist assistant: Damien Lloyd @thedameeffect  Choreographer: Denna Thomsen @dennathomsen  DP: Vatche Giragossian @giragossian.cine  Prop Stylist: Enoch Choi  @numero_netherlands 

Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Berluti
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Berluti

Fashion Exclusive new editorial in collaboration with Berluti.   Credits: Photographer Linus Morales at Lomo mgmt Fashion editor Gabriella Norberg Hair & Make-up Amelie Holmberg at Agency Bigoudi Model Luca Farup at Two Management Photo assistant digital Kat Stump  Photo assistant light Karl Sandock Fashion assistant Sarah Schmidt Editor Timotej Letonja Exclusive new editorial in collaboration with Berluti.   Credits: Photographer Linus Morales at Lomo mgmt Fashion editor Gabriella Norberg Hair & Make-up Amelie Holmberg at Agency Bigoudi Model Luca Farup at Two Management Photo assistant digital Kat Stump  Photo assistant light Karl Sandock Fashion assistant Sarah Schmidt Editor Timotej Letonja

Scotch & Soda presents their new collection for  Spring 2021
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Scotch & Soda presents their new collection for Spring 2021

Fashion For Spring 2021, Scotch & Soda brings a bold attitude to everyday dressing inspired by an original Nordic folktale.   Celebrating the power of self-expression, the collection connects classic with eclectic to establish a unique contemporary dress code that reflects the free-thinking spirit of the Scotch woman.   This new aesthetic sees workwear classics and denim – the core of every collection – reworked into a chic newtility uniform, elevated in rich fabrics and with subtly extravagant details.   Influenced by military outfits in the tale, key looks are executed in understated shades of khaki, army green and sand, and energised with pops of pink. A high-neck cotton twill shirt is feminised with ruffles and broderie anglaise, while a coordinating trucker jacket and high-waisted trousers come in soft- shine corduroy. Cargo trousers woven from recycled cotton and linen are cut in oversized proportions, and a clean wool-blend longline overshirt has military pocketing and stud detailing on the back and sleeves – clean designs instilled with an easy elegance that offer versatile wardrobe solutions.   Denim takes on a tailored look that expands on uniform dressing. A sleek belted denim jacket is paired with liquid-blue straight-leg jeans woven from a lyocell blend, and a boxy cotton trucker jacket in a vibrant seasonal pink is matched with boyfriend jeans finished with contrast stitching. Denim remains a focus for responsible design for spring: over half the seasonal range contains responsible fabrics or washes. This includes our new fit, the Charm, a sleek high-rise flare offered in two washes that contain organic cotton blends. All labels, zip tapes and stitching on our five-pocket jeans are made with recycled polyester, while the majority of back patches use recycled leather.   Refined essentials unite the collection, with an emphasis on ease and twists to timeless prints, from a fluid checked jumpsuit, to a graphic vertical striped jumper. Volume is explored in shirting and knitwear amplified with balloon sleeves, and full paper-bag trousers that nod to the fantastical, feminine silhouettes in the tale, but infused with a tough edge.   Vivid prints round up the season, contrasted against simple shapes. Ornate tapestry prints which depict the story of the folktale lead, appearing on a signature double-breasted suit. Fun numerical patterns drawn from military dog tags and bleeding florals are also prominent, all bespoke and hand- sketched in-house.   By effortlessly connecting the unexpected, Spring 21 offers a unique perspective on modern daywear that’s grounded in authentic, playfully detailed designs. For Spring 2021, Scotch & Soda brings a bold attitude to everyday dressing inspired by an original Nordic folktale.   Celebrating the power of self-expression, the collection connects classic with eclectic to establish a unique contemporary dress code that reflects the free-thinking spirit of the Scotch woman.   This new aesthetic sees workwear classics and denim – the core of every collection – reworked into a chic newtility uniform, elevated in rich fabrics and with subtly extravagant details.   Influenced by military outfits in the tale, key looks are executed in understated shades of khaki, army green and sand, and energised with pops of pink. A high-neck cotton twill shirt is feminised with ruffles and broderie anglaise, while a coordinating trucker jacket and high-waisted trousers come in soft- shine corduroy. Cargo trousers woven from recycled cotton and linen are cut in oversized proportions, and a clean wool-blend longline overshirt has military pocketing and stud detailing on the back and sleeves – clean designs instilled with an easy elegance that offer versatile wardrobe solutions.   Denim takes on a tailored look that expands on uniform dressing. A sleek belted denim jacket is paired with liquid-blue straight-leg jeans woven from a lyocell blend, and a boxy cotton trucker jacket in a vibrant seasonal pink is matched with boyfriend jeans finished with contrast stitching. Denim remains a focus for responsible design for spring: over half the seasonal range contains responsible fabrics or washes. This includes our new fit, the Charm, a sleek high-rise flare offered in two washes that contain organic cotton blends. All labels, zip tapes and stitching on our five-pocket jeans are made with recycled polyester, while the majority of back patches use recycled leather.   Refined essentials unite the collection, with an emphasis on ease and twists to timeless prints, from a fluid checked jumpsuit, to a graphic vertical striped jumper. Volume is explored in shirting and knitwear amplified with balloon sleeves, and full paper-bag trousers that nod to the fantastical, feminine silhouettes in the tale, but infused with a tough edge.   Vivid prints round up the season, contrasted against simple shapes. Ornate tapestry prints which depict the story of the folktale lead, appearing on a signature double-breasted suit. Fun numerical patterns drawn from military dog tags and bleeding florals are also prominent, all bespoke and hand- sketched in-house.   By effortlessly connecting the unexpected, Spring 21 offers a unique perspective on modern daywear that’s grounded in authentic, playfully detailed designs.

In conversation with Christian Louboutin
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In conversation with Christian Louboutin

Design The lockdown was a relief for Christian Louboutin. A welcome break to reflect on thirty years of his shoe design. The designer, known for the red sole, shows his colors. "Before, I had too little time to think about sustainability and I mainly went along with the moment." A conversation about vision, roots and future. Two weeks after his retrospective exhibition L'Exhibitioniste opened in Paris at the end of February, the doors closed again. "It was like a fairy tale, à la Sleeping Beauty. The exhibition froze in the middle of winter and opened again in June without losing any of its topicality. ”The exhibition, which can be viewed until 3 January, is like 'a universe' where the shoe as a 'sacred object' is the common thread. is the creation of the French shoe designer for thirty years. The lockdown actually came as 'just called', says the designer from his studio in Paris with a strong French accent. Glasses adorn his forehead above a Mickey Mouse print t-shirt. Behind him on a cork notice board, Dolly Parton smiles into the camera.     Tell me how did you experience that period of stagnation?   "For me, the period of the lockdown was mostly positive. Of course, from a business point of view, this year presents many challenges. But I prefer to look at it rosy: it is a time of introspection. That obligatory pause for thought was pretty much the first in my career for me. Finally a breather. Time to reset and challenge myself again. "     What did that look bring in?   "I am a slow motion thinker. I need time for a change, want to be able to sleep on something overnight, rethink it. The retrospective on thirty years of work is reflected in various chapters. It is now time for a new chapter. My work will not change, but my process and approach do require change. Perhaps it is time to travel less and become more sustainable. Looking back, I didn't have enough time to think about these things. "     Sustainability has long been en vogue, hasn't it?   "Everyone talks about sustainability, that's true. But I don't want to fall into the marketing trap. Words like "sustainable" or "organic" sound great, but there is often a void behind them. I take it seriously and that means it takes time. I would like to do it well, instead of claiming to be sustainable because, for example, we use a different kind of leather. "     No vegan leather for Louboutin?   "It's about looking further. It is nice that some plants can replace leather. But if you have to cut down forests to plant those plants and then need a lot of water to make them grow, I don't think that's sustainable. Sustainability requires a thorough evaluation. Concepts such as vegan and fake leather fall short in this. Research on how to make less impact on the planet is at the heart of the new chapter. "     "A petit café, please."   Louboutin puts the receiver down on his desk as quickly as he picks it up. Behind him is an iconic patent leather stiletto, black with red sole, the heel about six centimeters high. He drinks his coffee black - and "not too hot".     Has your view of the planet changed this year?   "I feel that nature has sent us a lot of signals this year. Think of the water in Venice that was suddenly transparent. And also the sea that I look out on from my apartment in Rio de Janeiro. I've never seen the water so clear. Animals came back into the city… The power of nature to restore is immense. That gives me a lot of hope. We have the ability to change and transform what we have previously damaged. But that hope also requires responsibility and other choices. "     Thirty years of shoe design have passed. What will the future bring?   "This year stands for reflection. I am processing everything and trying to release new projects & new designs. The lockdown was a relief for Christian Louboutin. A welcome break to reflect on thirty years of his shoe design. The designer, known for the red sole, shows his colors. "Before, I had too little time to think about sustainability and I mainly went along with the moment." A conversation about vision, roots and future. Two weeks after his retrospective exhibition L'Exhibitioniste opened in Paris at the end of February, the doors closed again. "It was like a fairy tale, à la Sleeping Beauty. The exhibition froze in the middle of winter and opened again in June without losing any of its topicality. ”The exhibition, which can be viewed until 3 January, is like 'a universe' where the shoe as a 'sacred object' is the common thread. is the creation of the French shoe designer for thirty years. The lockdown actually came as 'just called', says the designer from his studio in Paris with a strong French accent. Glasses adorn his forehead above a Mickey Mouse print t-shirt. Behind him on a cork notice board, Dolly Parton smiles into the camera.     Tell me how did you experience that period of stagnation?   "For me, the period of the lockdown was mostly positive. Of course, from a business point of view, this year presents many challenges. But I prefer to look at it rosy: it is a time of introspection. That obligatory pause for thought was pretty much the first in my career for me. Finally a breather. Time to reset and challenge myself again. "     What did that look bring in?   "I am a slow motion thinker. I need time for a change, want to be able to sleep on something overnight, rethink it. The retrospective on thirty years of work is reflected in various chapters. It is now time for a new chapter. My work will not change, but my process and approach do require change. Perhaps it is time to travel less and become more sustainable. Looking back, I didn't have enough time to think about these things. "     Sustainability has long been en vogue, hasn't it?   "Everyone talks about sustainability, that's true. But I don't want to fall into the marketing trap. Words like "sustainable" or "organic" sound great, but there is often a void behind them. I take it seriously and that means it takes time. I would like to do it well, instead of claiming to be sustainable because, for example, we use a different kind of leather. "     No vegan leather for Louboutin?   "It's about looking further. It is nice that some plants can replace leather. But if you have to cut down forests to plant those plants and then need a lot of water to make them grow, I don't think that's sustainable. Sustainability requires a thorough evaluation. Concepts such as vegan and fake leather fall short in this. Research on how to make less impact on the planet is at the heart of the new chapter. "     "A petit café, please."   Louboutin puts the receiver down on his desk as quickly as he picks it up. Behind him is an iconic patent leather stiletto, black with red sole, the heel about six centimeters high. He drinks his coffee black - and "not too hot".     Has your view of the planet changed this year?   "I feel that nature has sent us a lot of signals this year. Think of the water in Venice that was suddenly transparent. And also the sea that I look out on from my apartment in Rio de Janeiro. I've never seen the water so clear. Animals came back into the city… The power of nature to restore is immense. That gives me a lot of hope. We have the ability to change and transform what we have previously damaged. But that hope also requires responsibility and other choices. "     Thirty years of shoe design have passed. What will the future bring?   "This year stands for reflection. I am processing everything and trying to release new projects & new designs.

LEVI’S RED X Feng Chen Wang: An ode to the worker
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LEVI’S RED X Feng Chen Wang: An ode to the worker

Fashion We live in an increasingly globalised world, where it is commonplace for people to live and work in cities or even countries that they were not brought up in. Feng Chen Wang has been thinking about this and the Chinese people within her own network who are living and working abroad. She noticed a certain tenacity that was shared between them.     While many of us move away from our hometowns, these places often remain sanctuaries – full of family, friends and acquaintances, memory and emotion – which we always return to. This collection tells the story of an industrial worker who does just this, returns home to be with his family for Spring Festival.       It’s a journey that’s shared by many – Feng has witnessed it first-hand, when she returns to her home herself and sees industrial workers coming back for the Spring Festival. In thiscollaboration with Levis’, she takes this story and retells it through the language of clothes.   The collection echoes Levi’s own history of designing clothes for industrial workers, specificallyminers, and brings this legacy into a contemporary context, combining Levi’s aesthetic with Feng’s deconstructive approach to fashion.     Garments subvert the idea of the pocket, for example, exposing them and coupling them with releasable panels, while at the same time maintaining their functionality. Raw edges are employed to pay homage to this story meanwhile, juxtaposing machine- and hand-sewn fabrics.     As for the colour palette, Feng chose shades that would reinforce this story, selecting a classic Chinese New Year red and a similarly classic workwear blue and blue-and-black gradient, the latter of which reflects Chinese-style denim. Hand-dyed, this fabric emulates the texture of clothes that have been worn and worked in, weathered and wettened – whether by perspiration or precipitation.     This collection is a tribute to the industrial workers who travel – sometimes great distances – to provide for themselves and their loved ones. Theirs is a story of struggle and strength, trial and tenacity. For Feng, it’s both powerful and poetic – a shining example of confronting a challenge, sometimes multiple challenges, and continuing on in hope. We live in an increasingly globalised world, where it is commonplace for people to live and work in cities or even countries that they were not brought up in. Feng Chen Wang has been thinking about this and the Chinese people within her own network who are living and working abroad. She noticed a certain tenacity that was shared between them.     While many of us move away from our hometowns, these places often remain sanctuaries – full of family, friends and acquaintances, memory and emotion – which we always return to. This collection tells the story of an industrial worker who does just this, returns home to be with his family for Spring Festival.       It’s a journey that’s shared by many – Feng has witnessed it first-hand, when she returns to her home herself and sees industrial workers coming back for the Spring Festival. In thiscollaboration with Levis’, she takes this story and retells it through the language of clothes.   The collection echoes Levi’s own history of designing clothes for industrial workers, specificallyminers, and brings this legacy into a contemporary context, combining Levi’s aesthetic with Feng’s deconstructive approach to fashion.     Garments subvert the idea of the pocket, for example, exposing them and coupling them with releasable panels, while at the same time maintaining their functionality. Raw edges are employed to pay homage to this story meanwhile, juxtaposing machine- and hand-sewn fabrics.     As for the colour palette, Feng chose shades that would reinforce this story, selecting a classic Chinese New Year red and a similarly classic workwear blue and blue-and-black gradient, the latter of which reflects Chinese-style denim. Hand-dyed, this fabric emulates the texture of clothes that have been worn and worked in, weathered and wettened – whether by perspiration or precipitation.     This collection is a tribute to the industrial workers who travel – sometimes great distances – to provide for themselves and their loved ones. Theirs is a story of struggle and strength, trial and tenacity. For Feng, it’s both powerful and poetic – a shining example of confronting a challenge, sometimes multiple challenges, and continuing on in hope.

VALENTINO: RE-SIGNIFY PART ONE SHANGHAI
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VALENTINO: RE-SIGNIFY PART ONE SHANGHAI

Art Resigni cation is a pragmatic and conceptual process by which the Creative Director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, is defining Valentino today and its future.     From December 19th 2020 to January 17th 2021, this process and mind set becomes concrete in a physical experience within the spaces of the Power Station of Arts in Shanghai. This Brand Experience is curated by Mariuccia Casadio and Jacopo Bedussi with a setting devised by Kennedy London.   This is the rst chapter in which the iconic themes of the Maison have been drawn from the Archive and from the current collections, transplanted in a new setting and concentrated on two speci c codes: the Stud, from its beginning to its evolution until the new Valentino Garavani Roman Stud, introduced with the Valentino Diary Collection. The aesthetic universe of the Valentino Garavani Atelier, through botany and artisanal ability. A third essential and universal code is Couture, the meaning that Pierpaolo Piccioli gives to the concept of Couture: a way of being, of imagining, of dreaming. A poetic and romantic language that is also visually palpable. But most of all, a language that can be comprehensible and open to all. The visitors will be able to embrace the language of Couture conveyed on each Valentino item and collection.     Re-signification implies a relation with a memory of a documented experience, an archive. It is a reference, a retrieval of signs, colors and pre-existing codes. It is also a vital appropriation, a personal way to reinterpret them to elaborate and to contextualize into the contemporary world, revising proportions, priorities, aesthetics, techniques and functions. On these premises, the chance to translate these interior signs towards the external.     Valentino: Re-Signify Part One is not a fashion presentation. Neither is it an exhibition. It is an experience, an interactive path, conceived with the idea to trigger doubts and curiosity, with the aim to not provide answers.     It is an open system that invites the visitor to conceive diverse and personal interpretations, all authentic because possible. Past and present of the Maison merges with the contemporary artistic and visual research, from video art to underground cinema, from photography to computer graphics. All of them coexist and face each other in a space made of a variety of areas, courses and a meeting points.     A multiple and possible world, where we nd illusive architectures, creations of the Maison from the past to the present: Rockstud and Atelier Accessories, extremized silhouettes of the Of Grace and Light Haute Couture collection, together with the artworks of artists Jacopo Benassi, Cao Fei, Jonas Mekas, Stanley Mouse, Robby Müller, Quayola, Anna Ridler, Rachel Rose, Sølve Sundsbø, Natália Trejbalová and Weirdcore.     An exploration in the scienti c research eld, fantasies that merge a contemporary imaginary to the nature and to the urban environment. References to the heritage and present of Valentino, with eclectic and alternative art traces. Paradigms of a research among two centuries that evokes colors, forms and underlying structures of the Maison.     A possible world where to ponder, explore, be astonished and entertained. An invite to enjoy the pleasure of the discovery, research, loss and recovery, in a heterogeneous ow of visual suggestions among fashion, art and other. Tradition, evolution and transformation of a style and of its innate bond with the evolution of time.     #VALENTINORESIGNIFY #VALENTINO再诠释 Resigni cation is a pragmatic and conceptual process by which the Creative Director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, is defining Valentino today and its future.     From December 19th 2020 to January 17th 2021, this process and mind set becomes concrete in a physical experience within the spaces of the Power Station of Arts in Shanghai. This Brand Experience is curated by Mariuccia Casadio and Jacopo Bedussi with a setting devised by Kennedy London.   This is the rst chapter in which the iconic themes of the Maison have been drawn from the Archive and from the current collections, transplanted in a new setting and concentrated on two speci c codes: the Stud, from its beginning to its evolution until the new Valentino Garavani Roman Stud, introduced with the Valentino Diary Collection. The aesthetic universe of the Valentino Garavani Atelier, through botany and artisanal ability. A third essential and universal code is Couture, the meaning that Pierpaolo Piccioli gives to the concept of Couture: a way of being, of imagining, of dreaming. A poetic and romantic language that is also visually palpable. But most of all, a language that can be comprehensible and open to all. The visitors will be able to embrace the language of Couture conveyed on each Valentino item and collection.     Re-signification implies a relation with a memory of a documented experience, an archive. It is a reference, a retrieval of signs, colors and pre-existing codes. It is also a vital appropriation, a personal way to reinterpret them to elaborate and to contextualize into the contemporary world, revising proportions, priorities, aesthetics, techniques and functions. On these premises, the chance to translate these interior signs towards the external.     Valentino: Re-Signify Part One is not a fashion presentation. Neither is it an exhibition. It is an experience, an interactive path, conceived with the idea to trigger doubts and curiosity, with the aim to not provide answers.     It is an open system that invites the visitor to conceive diverse and personal interpretations, all authentic because possible. Past and present of the Maison merges with the contemporary artistic and visual research, from video art to underground cinema, from photography to computer graphics. All of them coexist and face each other in a space made of a variety of areas, courses and a meeting points.     A multiple and possible world, where we nd illusive architectures, creations of the Maison from the past to the present: Rockstud and Atelier Accessories, extremized silhouettes of the Of Grace and Light Haute Couture collection, together with the artworks of artists Jacopo Benassi, Cao Fei, Jonas Mekas, Stanley Mouse, Robby Müller, Quayola, Anna Ridler, Rachel Rose, Sølve Sundsbø, Natália Trejbalová and Weirdcore.     An exploration in the scienti c research eld, fantasies that merge a contemporary imaginary to the nature and to the urban environment. References to the heritage and present of Valentino, with eclectic and alternative art traces. Paradigms of a research among two centuries that evokes colors, forms and underlying structures of the Maison.     A possible world where to ponder, explore, be astonished and entertained. An invite to enjoy the pleasure of the discovery, research, loss and recovery, in a heterogeneous ow of visual suggestions among fashion, art and other. Tradition, evolution and transformation of a style and of its innate bond with the evolution of time.     #VALENTINORESIGNIFY #VALENTINO再诠释

JEROME DREYFUSS SPRING SUMMER 2021
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JEROME DREYFUSS SPRING SUMMER 2021

Fashion “The current crisis has strengthened our convictions: producing less to curb rampant consumerism, reducing the number of annual collections, promoting the use of materials from sustainable agricultural. We have gone from 4 to 2 collectionsa year, I hope that we will be able to keep to this pace and step gracefully out of the rat race. We don’t need new modelsevery two months.” Jérôme Dreyfuss     Two collections per year, but more creativity, more colors, different leathers and natural- ber fabric woven in France. Responsible materials. Without ever losing sight of the woman who walks past our boutique window, who can’t decide between two colors, who thinks before buying. The woman who breaks open her piggy bank for a suede Germain, the one who collects every single Charly. The one who wants to carry Lulu, Bobi, Léon, all the time. The one who is going to pass on Lino, as a gift, or maybe sell it online. So what? Women have a thousand lives. And so do our bags.     SPRING SUMMER 2021   Summer sewn up within French borders. Gypsy at heart. Summer in Camargue, amingos re ected in pink salt ats beneath sun-bleached skies. Galloping bareback on white horses, hair blowing in the wind, a pack slung over your shoulder. Dreams of the open road, a nomad’s life, sleeping under the stars. Caravans, cavalcades, dueling guitars. Peels of laughter from the back of a van. Getting away, running away. A picture postcard. Freedom.   “The current crisis has strengthened our convictions: producing less to curb rampant consumerism, reducing the number of annual collections, promoting the use of materials from sustainable agricultural. We have gone from 4 to 2 collectionsa year, I hope that we will be able to keep to this pace and step gracefully out of the rat race. We don’t need new modelsevery two months.” Jérôme Dreyfuss     Two collections per year, but more creativity, more colors, different leathers and natural- ber fabric woven in France. Responsible materials. Without ever losing sight of the woman who walks past our boutique window, who can’t decide between two colors, who thinks before buying. The woman who breaks open her piggy bank for a suede Germain, the one who collects every single Charly. The one who wants to carry Lulu, Bobi, Léon, all the time. The one who is going to pass on Lino, as a gift, or maybe sell it online. So what? Women have a thousand lives. And so do our bags.     SPRING SUMMER 2021   Summer sewn up within French borders. Gypsy at heart. Summer in Camargue, amingos re ected in pink salt ats beneath sun-bleached skies. Galloping bareback on white horses, hair blowing in the wind, a pack slung over your shoulder. Dreams of the open road, a nomad’s life, sleeping under the stars. Caravans, cavalcades, dueling guitars. Peels of laughter from the back of a van. Getting away, running away. A picture postcard. Freedom.  

In conversation with Jorge Lopez
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In conversation with Jorge Lopez

Men Recently we had a delight speaking with actor and our cover star Jorge Lopez.       As our theme for this season is "DREAM", what are your dreams Jorge? Was acting a dream of yours or did it just happen and evolve naturally?   At this moment my dreams are not very graphic, they are reduced to the simple. The great wishes that I had before are disappearing. Having been outside of my country for almost 7 years has made me connect stronger than ever with my roots and I want that my family is well and that they do not lack anything.   Acting was always present in my life, before I began to speak my body moved to the rhythm of the music, I dressed up, sang. Later at college the same, I participated in all the activities and was the production and staging leader.   When I finished high school it was a totally visceral decision to dedicate myself to this professionally. I never questioned it because I felt that it was what I had to do, period. That, hand in hand with destiny, made everything a great path, full of great experiences and learnings.     What are some of the highlights of "ELITE" on Netflix for you? Will you be back next season?   Elite is a project that will mark my career forever. That's a fact, as an actor to be able to play such a socially controversial character. And the reception of the public fills me with satisfaction.   Exploring places that I didn’t know either as an actor or as a person, Valerio took me to the darkest and at the same time luminous limits of a human being. I learned a lot from him.   In professional terms, it was the project that brought me to Europe, a place where I always wanted to experience working and growing. For which I am very grateful to the project. I met people I admire a lot, a great team of professionals.   The personal thing that is the most important for me, it meant growing. I have been living in Spain for almost 2 years and I want it to become my base, I am completely in love with this country.   Regarding my continuity in the series, my departure is already public. However, I am already working on the pre-production of another series, also with Netflix, which has me very excited.     How doeas your normal day look like? Do you have a daily routine?   The truth is I have my rituals (which I don't always follow), that I inherited from my mother. The key is breakfast, that marks the whole day. A shot of multiple vitamins and minerals extracted from fruits and vegetables, put in the blender and that's it.   Then sports. Personally, I like to swim in the morning, then go to the gym and I'm going to do whatever I have to do for work, photos, wardrobe tests, day of shooting, etc.   With regards to eating 5 daily meals, balanced and rich mainly in proteins and carbohydrates, because when I spend a lot, I must also consume a lot.     What is it like for you personally to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic? Have you been able to stay creative during these times? Perhaps you developed new dreams, projects, or discovered new passions?   It has been a very hard blow for everyone all around the world, we were all touched differently. I personally went through it with my best friends in Madrid, it was very enriching to experience a creative and personal retreat at the same time.   I came from a very strong rhythm of 10 years of work without stopping at any time, totally devoted and absorbed by my work. And this was a very hard blow to look inside myself. It was tremendously positive. I think I had forgotten who I was, I think I had lost myself. Now that I am resuming my work, it is much more powerful to be aware of all the personal spiritual work done in the confinement.   We were confined in Madrid for 2 months and I did discover many creative places in me beyond interpretation. Now I can say that I have more than 7 hobbies.     What do you think is the most important thing about the current times? What positive aspects can we draw from this difficult period?   These are highly contradictory times. I believe that the world is constantly changing from climate change to social change, which is dehumanizing us. Situations like this are terrible, they measure us, millions of deaths in the world, it is something with a very strong impact. It is important that we stop for a second to look around us and forget about our ego and only our interests.   I believe that growing in empathy and resilience is the positive aspect, that everything we are experiencing leaves me with.     CREDITS: Talent: Jorge Lopez @jorgelopez_as Photography: Nico Bustos @nicobustos@artlistparisnewyork Casting / EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Styling: Gabriella Norberg @gabriella.norberg Editor: Jordan Boothe @lmcworldwide  Photo assistants: Alex Orjecovschi, Federica Falcone Digital operator: Lorenzo Styling assistant: Tea Lindstrom Grooming: Alessandro Rebecchi @artlistparisnewyork Producer: Allan Vetier Production assistant: Ines Saccani  Special thanks to Hoxton Hotel Paris  Recently we had a delight speaking with actor and our cover star Jorge Lopez.       As our theme for this season is "DREAM", what are your dreams Jorge? Was acting a dream of yours or did it just happen and evolve naturally?   At this moment my dreams are not very graphic, they are reduced to the simple. The great wishes that I had before are disappearing. Having been outside of my country for almost 7 years has made me connect stronger than ever with my roots and I want that my family is well and that they do not lack anything.   Acting was always present in my life, before I began to speak my body moved to the rhythm of the music, I dressed up, sang. Later at college the same, I participated in all the activities and was the production and staging leader.   When I finished high school it was a totally visceral decision to dedicate myself to this professionally. I never questioned it because I felt that it was what I had to do, period. That, hand in hand with destiny, made everything a great path, full of great experiences and learnings.     What are some of the highlights of "ELITE" on Netflix for you? Will you be back next season?   Elite is a project that will mark my career forever. That's a fact, as an actor to be able to play such a socially controversial character. And the reception of the public fills me with satisfaction.   Exploring places that I didn’t know either as an actor or as a person, Valerio took me to the darkest and at the same time luminous limits of a human being. I learned a lot from him.   In professional terms, it was the project that brought me to Europe, a place where I always wanted to experience working and growing. For which I am very grateful to the project. I met people I admire a lot, a great team of professionals.   The personal thing that is the most important for me, it meant growing. I have been living in Spain for almost 2 years and I want it to become my base, I am completely in love with this country.   Regarding my continuity in the series, my departure is already public. However, I am already working on the pre-production of another series, also with Netflix, which has me very excited.     How doeas your normal day look like? Do you have a daily routine?   The truth is I have my rituals (which I don't always follow), that I inherited from my mother. The key is breakfast, that marks the whole day. A shot of multiple vitamins and minerals extracted from fruits and vegetables, put in the blender and that's it.   Then sports. Personally, I like to swim in the morning, then go to the gym and I'm going to do whatever I have to do for work, photos, wardrobe tests, day of shooting, etc.   With regards to eating 5 daily meals, balanced and rich mainly in proteins and carbohydrates, because when I spend a lot, I must also consume a lot.     What is it like for you personally to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic? Have you been able to stay creative during these times? Perhaps you developed new dreams, projects, or discovered new passions?   It has been a very hard blow for everyone all around the world, we were all touched differently. I personally went through it with my best friends in Madrid, it was very enriching to experience a creative and personal retreat at the same time.   I came from a very strong rhythm of 10 years of work without stopping at any time, totally devoted and absorbed by my work. And this was a very hard blow to look inside myself. It was tremendously positive. I think I had forgotten who I was, I think I had lost myself. Now that I am resuming my work, it is much more powerful to be aware of all the personal spiritual work done in the confinement.   We were confined in Madrid for 2 months and I did discover many creative places in me beyond interpretation. Now I can say that I have more than 7 hobbies.     What do you think is the most important thing about the current times? What positive aspects can we draw from this difficult period?   These are highly contradictory times. I believe that the world is constantly changing from climate change to social change, which is dehumanizing us. Situations like this are terrible, they measure us, millions of deaths in the world, it is something with a very strong impact. It is important that we stop for a second to look around us and forget about our ego and only our interests.   I believe that growing in empathy and resilience is the positive aspect, that everything we are experiencing leaves me with.     CREDITS: Talent: Jorge Lopez @jorgelopez_as Photography: Nico Bustos @nicobustos@artlistparisnewyork Casting / EIC: Timotej Letonja @timiletonja  Styling: Gabriella Norberg @gabriella.norberg Editor: Jordan Boothe @lmcworldwide  Photo assistants: Alex Orjecovschi, Federica Falcone Digital operator: Lorenzo Styling assistant: Tea Lindstrom Grooming: Alessandro Rebecchi @artlistparisnewyork Producer: Allan Vetier Production assistant: Ines Saccani  Special thanks to Hoxton Hotel Paris 

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