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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  

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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.

Special editorial collaboration with Balenciaga, photographed by Paul Scala
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Special editorial collaboration with Balenciaga, photographed by Paul Scala

Men Balenciaga X Numéro Homme Netherlands Special   Demna Gvasalia's Fall 2020 collection for Balenciaga was like a black mass in the worship of silhouette, austerity and minimalism; creating a powerful shift in the parameters of contemporary menswear. And like any religious episode, these clothes have the power to provoke thought. They also spark a new approach to sensuality and the beauty that lies in restraint. However, unlike The Invisible Man who inspired these images, here are clothes in which you can lose yourself. Lose yourself to find something else...  - Karl Plewka      TEAM CREDITS: Editor in Chief / casting  @timiletonja Photographer @paulscala Styling @karlplewka Hair @kenorourke1 Makeup Artist @joeyjoeychoy Model @yatesy17 @heroesmodels wearing @balenciaga Set Design @ciaranlindenbeale Shibari @anatomiestudiolondon   Balenciaga X Numéro Homme Netherlands Special   Demna Gvasalia's Fall 2020 collection for Balenciaga was like a black mass in the worship of silhouette, austerity and minimalism; creating a powerful shift in the parameters of contemporary menswear. And like any religious episode, these clothes have the power to provoke thought. They also spark a new approach to sensuality and the beauty that lies in restraint. However, unlike The Invisible Man who inspired these images, here are clothes in which you can lose yourself. Lose yourself to find something else...  - Karl Plewka      TEAM CREDITS: Editor in Chief / casting  @timiletonja Photographer @paulscala Styling @karlplewka Hair @kenorourke1 Makeup Artist @joeyjoeychoy Model @yatesy17 @heroesmodels wearing @balenciaga Set Design @ciaranlindenbeale Shibari @anatomiestudiolondon  

FENDI launches it's new image campaign starring Zoey Deutch
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FENDI launches it's new image campaign starring Zoey Deutch

Fashion FENDI launches its first ever worldwide video and image campaign in honor of its first iconic bag, the Peekaboo, featuring actress and producer Zoey Deutch.   The campaign highlights the emotional relationship between the Peekaboo bag and Zoey, celebrating her most authentic, intimate, true inner self.   The story unfolds as Zoey on set is embracing her Peekaboo, revealing its inside while her own personality shines. Her inner soul appears, along with the inside of the Bag itself: the story follows her, cut into a short, chronological sequence that leads the viewer into the moment when she seats in the studio – ready to be photographed with the FENDI Peekaboo. The soundtrack song I See You by The Horrors flaunts Zoey’s bold, eccentric, energetic personality, magnifying the magic relationship between her and the Peekaboo.   Presented for the FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-21 Collection last February, the new Peekaboo features a new accordion-frame shape, to open in a deep ‘smile’featuring inside pockets which can be interchangeable in smooth leather or precious skins and personalized with one’s initials.      Since its creation for Spring/Summer 2009, Silvia Venturini Fendi has combined the Maison’s savoir-faire and limitless creativity with the research for high-quality materials and details, giving life to infinite versions of the Peekaboothat – each one with its standout and distinctive features – all flawlessly embody the versatile and timeless aspect of this bag that has been and will continue to be elevated, reinterpreted and declined season after season, collection after collection.      The campaign is set to launch globally from the end of July in print issues and online, while the new Peekaboo bag will hit stores from late August. Explore more on Fendi.com FENDI launches its first ever worldwide video and image campaign in honor of its first iconic bag, the Peekaboo, featuring actress and producer Zoey Deutch.   The campaign highlights the emotional relationship between the Peekaboo bag and Zoey, celebrating her most authentic, intimate, true inner self.   The story unfolds as Zoey on set is embracing her Peekaboo, revealing its inside while her own personality shines. Her inner soul appears, along with the inside of the Bag itself: the story follows her, cut into a short, chronological sequence that leads the viewer into the moment when she seats in the studio – ready to be photographed with the FENDI Peekaboo. The soundtrack song I See You by The Horrors flaunts Zoey’s bold, eccentric, energetic personality, magnifying the magic relationship between her and the Peekaboo.   Presented for the FENDI Fall/Winter 2020-21 Collection last February, the new Peekaboo features a new accordion-frame shape, to open in a deep ‘smile’featuring inside pockets which can be interchangeable in smooth leather or precious skins and personalized with one’s initials.      Since its creation for Spring/Summer 2009, Silvia Venturini Fendi has combined the Maison’s savoir-faire and limitless creativity with the research for high-quality materials and details, giving life to infinite versions of the Peekaboothat – each one with its standout and distinctive features – all flawlessly embody the versatile and timeless aspect of this bag that has been and will continue to be elevated, reinterpreted and declined season after season, collection after collection.      The campaign is set to launch globally from the end of July in print issues and online, while the new Peekaboo bag will hit stores from late August. Explore more on Fendi.com

Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2020
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Louis Vuitton Men’s Collection by Virgil Abloh Fall-Winter 2020

Men The title of the Fall-Winter 2020 collection, ‘Heaven on Earth’ is an image of the core values embodied by Virgil Abloh atLouis Vuitton: a dream world that transcends prejudice as an objective to inspire inclusivity and unity-in-diversity through his work. It is underpinned by the overarching philosophy of Black Imagination and the continual imbuement of Black representation within fashion, luxury and beyond. Shot in London, the campaign lends its platform to young creative talent from across the arts, featuring the likes of British actor Michael Ward and Ghanaian model Ottawa Kwami as part of its cast.     The collection studies the anthropology of the suit and the reprogramming of traditional dress codes. Virgil Abloh investigates the lifelong relationship formed by adolescent and young men with shirting and suiting in a material and gurative exercise in freedom, presented within the familiar constrictions of tailoring. The rm symbol of convention, trade and success, the tapered silhouette departs its corporate comfort zone. Twisted and turned, the dress codes of an old world are neutralised, re-appropriated and embraced for a progressive joie de vivre.   Black Imagination: The transformative process of rethinking and overturning the inherited and often unconscious expectations tied to Black identities through history, and creating an encouraging Black consciousness for the present and the future.     The utopian idea of ‘Heaven on Earth’ creates the framework for the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2020 Men’s campaign. Photographed by Tim Walker, the images widen the collection’s surrealist lens through the metaphorical language of clouds. Applying his ongoing premise of Boyhood – seeing the world through the unspoiled eyes of a child – Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh employs clouds as a symbol of freedom, unity and peace. Evading constraint, territory and possession, they are dreamlike bodies oating across a sky observed universally across borders and beliefs. The title of the Fall-Winter 2020 collection, ‘Heaven on Earth’ is an image of the core values embodied by Virgil Abloh atLouis Vuitton: a dream world that transcends prejudice as an objective to inspire inclusivity and unity-in-diversity through his work. It is underpinned by the overarching philosophy of Black Imagination and the continual imbuement of Black representation within fashion, luxury and beyond. Shot in London, the campaign lends its platform to young creative talent from across the arts, featuring the likes of British actor Michael Ward and Ghanaian model Ottawa Kwami as part of its cast.     The collection studies the anthropology of the suit and the reprogramming of traditional dress codes. Virgil Abloh investigates the lifelong relationship formed by adolescent and young men with shirting and suiting in a material and gurative exercise in freedom, presented within the familiar constrictions of tailoring. The rm symbol of convention, trade and success, the tapered silhouette departs its corporate comfort zone. Twisted and turned, the dress codes of an old world are neutralised, re-appropriated and embraced for a progressive joie de vivre.   Black Imagination: The transformative process of rethinking and overturning the inherited and often unconscious expectations tied to Black identities through history, and creating an encouraging Black consciousness for the present and the future.     The utopian idea of ‘Heaven on Earth’ creates the framework for the Louis Vuitton Fall-Winter 2020 Men’s campaign. Photographed by Tim Walker, the images widen the collection’s surrealist lens through the metaphorical language of clouds. Applying his ongoing premise of Boyhood – seeing the world through the unspoiled eyes of a child – Men’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh employs clouds as a symbol of freedom, unity and peace. Evading constraint, territory and possession, they are dreamlike bodies oating across a sky observed universally across borders and beliefs.

New Uniqlo U by Christophe Lemaire
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New Uniqlo U by Christophe Lemaire

Fashion   Simplicity meets elegance and convenience: International clothing retailer UNIQLO today announces that it will launch the Uniqlo U fall / winter collection on September 17. The collection, designed by artistic director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris, updates the well-known classics in a varied color palette. The use of neutral tones in combination with deep, muted colors evoke a feeling of warmth and comfort. The new collection consists of items for women, items for men and accessories.     New for women: details and comfort:   Lemaire's inspiration can clearly be found in minimalism this season. This manifests itself in simplistic and functional pieces designed to further expand a modern wardrobe. The classics have been updated with new details and more comfort; the color palette has also been broadened by adding more neutral, warm tones. Especially the gray-blue color that we see this season, provides a subtle contrast in the collection - it is also the perfect color to wear all year round. Satin and crinkled viscose provide a luxurious accent and provide a sophisticated addition to these simplistic silhouettes.   A long, padded jacket elegantly combines volume with softness and warmth. The vintage-inspired dresses feature refined details and a relaxed fit, while the knits sensually embrace the body shape. A boxy jacket is worked out in a wool blend, which provides the perfect mix of a cool, masculine look with feminine shapes.       New for men: refined warmth:   The energetic European street culture from previous decades can be seen as a spearhead in the inspiration for the men's line. We see classic sports elements combined with cool boxy fits and oversized silhouettes. The neutral tones provide a classic look and, in combination with black, white and dark blue, form the perfect wardrobe. This season's rich accents come mainly from orange tones and a deep burgundy. Textures such as corduroy, a wool blend fleece and wool jersey provide even more comfort.   A quilted corduroy shirt in a casual tapered silhouette makes it both sophisticated and warm. A key piece from the collection is the boxy half-length coat, featuring an oversized collar and storm closure at the front. This jacket stylishly offers resistance to rainy weather conditions. The application of soft fleece on a shirt jacket ensures that it can be worn both indoors and outdoors. Even the shorter coats will help you through the cold this season because they are made of wool blend fleece.     shop the collection: https://www.uniqlo.com/uniqlo-u/20fw/us/en/   Simplicity meets elegance and convenience: International clothing retailer UNIQLO today announces that it will launch the Uniqlo U fall / winter collection on September 17. The collection, designed by artistic director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris, updates the well-known classics in a varied color palette. The use of neutral tones in combination with deep, muted colors evoke a feeling of warmth and comfort. The new collection consists of items for women, items for men and accessories.     New for women: details and comfort:   Lemaire's inspiration can clearly be found in minimalism this season. This manifests itself in simplistic and functional pieces designed to further expand a modern wardrobe. The classics have been updated with new details and more comfort; the color palette has also been broadened by adding more neutral, warm tones. Especially the gray-blue color that we see this season, provides a subtle contrast in the collection - it is also the perfect color to wear all year round. Satin and crinkled viscose provide a luxurious accent and provide a sophisticated addition to these simplistic silhouettes.   A long, padded jacket elegantly combines volume with softness and warmth. The vintage-inspired dresses feature refined details and a relaxed fit, while the knits sensually embrace the body shape. A boxy jacket is worked out in a wool blend, which provides the perfect mix of a cool, masculine look with feminine shapes.       New for men: refined warmth:   The energetic European street culture from previous decades can be seen as a spearhead in the inspiration for the men's line. We see classic sports elements combined with cool boxy fits and oversized silhouettes. The neutral tones provide a classic look and, in combination with black, white and dark blue, form the perfect wardrobe. This season's rich accents come mainly from orange tones and a deep burgundy. Textures such as corduroy, a wool blend fleece and wool jersey provide even more comfort.   A quilted corduroy shirt in a casual tapered silhouette makes it both sophisticated and warm. A key piece from the collection is the boxy half-length coat, featuring an oversized collar and storm closure at the front. This jacket stylishly offers resistance to rainy weather conditions. The application of soft fleece on a shirt jacket ensures that it can be worn both indoors and outdoors. Even the shorter coats will help you through the cold this season because they are made of wool blend fleece.     shop the collection: https://www.uniqlo.com/uniqlo-u/20fw/us/en/

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