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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion NUMÉRO NL, spécial @jpgaultierofficial by Thibault-Théodore & Lisa Jarvis & Nicola Scarlino with Jesse Maybury     . Photographer & Director @thibault_theodore Fashion Director @lisajarvis_stylist Creative Director @nicola_scarlino Set Designer @nicola_scarlino Visual FX artist / video editor : @manuelmolla_  DOP @sictor Make up artist @aliceghendrih @calmyagent.fr Hair Stylist @hikageyumiko @saint_germain_agency Manicurist @delphineaissi_ydalagence . Casting Director @ikki_casting . Model @jessmaybury @elitemodelworld  . Fashion assistant @francescariccardi Light assistant @sosoinpariss Analog operator @maellejoigne Set Designer assistants @aminbidar @ach_d @antoinedugrandc @rosemarybrowning_ . Production @weird_fishes_studio Producer @thempresents Production assistant @adelinabichetelzey . Huge thanks to @kohlerparis NUMÉRO NL, spécial @jpgaultierofficial by Thibault-Théodore & Lisa Jarvis & Nicola Scarlino with Jesse Maybury     . Photographer & Director @thibault_theodore Fashion Director @lisajarvis_stylist Creative Director @nicola_scarlino Set Designer @nicola_scarlino Visual FX artist / video editor : @manuelmolla_  DOP @sictor Make up artist @aliceghendrih @calmyagent.fr Hair Stylist @hikageyumiko @saint_germain_agency Manicurist @delphineaissi_ydalagence . Casting Director @ikki_casting . Model @jessmaybury @elitemodelworld  . Fashion assistant @francescariccardi Light assistant @sosoinpariss Analog operator @maellejoigne Set Designer assistants @aminbidar @ach_d @antoinedugrandc @rosemarybrowning_ . Production @weird_fishes_studio Producer @thempresents Production assistant @adelinabichetelzey . Huge thanks to @kohlerparis

TOMMY HILFIGER KICKS OFF TOMMY’S DROP SHOP WITH FIRST LIMITED-EDITION RELEASE FEATURING THREE EXCLUSIVE CO-CREATORS
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TOMMY HILFIGER KICKS OFF TOMMY’S DROP SHOP WITH FIRST LIMITED-EDITION RELEASE FEATURING THREE EXCLUSIVE CO-CREATORS

Fashion Tommy Hilfiger, announces the first Tommy’s Drop Shop release, featuring three micro-capsules co-designed by three uniquely avant-garde collaborators: Jonny Banger (@sportsbanger), Mago Dovjenko (@iammago) and Toby Evans (@zome.work). With the excitement and instant gratification of this limited-edition format – only 500 units will be available in each style – Tommy’s Drop Shop aims to encourage the continual discovery of creatives, their communities and artistic talents.       Tommy’s Drop Shop is Tommy Hilfiger’s newest platform for creators from all areas of the pop culture community to collaborate on lightning-quick, limited-edition releases. Each DROP will offer gender-neutral hoodies and T-shirts available in a maximum quantity of 500 units per style and made from 100% organic cotton or recycled cotton, building on the brand’s mission to create fashion that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All. Creative collaboration has always been at the heart of Tommy Hilfiger, and over the last five years, the brand has fused this with a “See Now, Buy Now” mentality. Tommy’s Drop Shop combines the best of these approaches with a new level of speed and energy. The release will be available in all European markets exclusively on tommy.com from December 17, 2020.     “Pop culture has infused everything we’ve done for over 35 years,” said Tommy Hilfiger.  “Tommy’s Drop Shop takes this influence to new heights. The platform allows us to collaborate with even more creatives, tell even more inspiring stories and celebrate even more perspectives and walks of life. It is the embodiment of what we love to do, and I’m so excited to add it to our legacy.”     DROP 1.1 highlights Sports Banger, the independent, British lifestyle brand redefining bootlegging in the modern age. Founded in 2013 by Jonny Banger, the unisex sportswear line explores British culture and translates it into provocative products and experiences. Sports Banger fosters creative collaboration with an always-expanding collective of designers, performers, musicians and DJs. In his Tommy’s Drop Shop designs, Banger flips the TOMMY JEANS flag on its head; channels an old rave flyer; and reinterprets an iconic TOMMY HILFIGERpair of blue and red gloves worn by R&B musician, Aaliyah.      DROP 1.2 is designed by Berlin-based Mago Dovjenko, a creative director, graphic designer, illustrator, digital influencer and event host. Dovjenko began his career producing surrealist drawings, which were first recognized and esteemed by global brands when he was only 14 years old. Dovjenko still holds the record as the youngest artist to ever collaborate with top global, household-name brands. Today, he continues to partner with major brands in his role as Creative Director and Illustrator. In his Tommy’s Drop Shop pieces, Dovjenko celebrated spontaneous self-expression by ‘freestyling’ in his design process and deconstructing the iconic TOMMY HILFGIER flag. His T-shirt and hoodie feature psychedelic and graffiti-style art, including a lava lamp-inspired, oversized smiling heart.     DROP 1.3 styles, designed by London-based Toby Evans, founder of Studio Zome, are inspired by the creative director’s concept-driven work, which spans design, brand identity and creative direction, championing honest communication, confidence and conviction. By encapsulating energy, experimentation and attitude, Evans continues to progress visual culture by exploring the zeitgeist of today while envisioning what is to come tomorrow. Known for his distinctive approach to design, Evans has worked with a range of industry-defying brands, platforms and artists. In his Tommy’s Drop Shop designs, Evans boldly reinterprets TOMMY HILFIGER’s iconic aesthetic and brand codes. His T-shirt and hoodie tell a story of what paths Mr. Tommy Hilfiger may have pursued in a parallel universe, had he not become a fashion designer.     Through Tommy’s Drop Shop, young, upcoming talent will share their passion for specific pockets of creativity. The second Tommy’s Drop Shop micro-capsule will launch in February 2021.      Friends and followers of the brand can join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger, @TommyHilfiger and #TommyHilfiger. Tommy Hilfiger, announces the first Tommy’s Drop Shop release, featuring three micro-capsules co-designed by three uniquely avant-garde collaborators: Jonny Banger (@sportsbanger), Mago Dovjenko (@iammago) and Toby Evans (@zome.work). With the excitement and instant gratification of this limited-edition format – only 500 units will be available in each style – Tommy’s Drop Shop aims to encourage the continual discovery of creatives, their communities and artistic talents.       Tommy’s Drop Shop is Tommy Hilfiger’s newest platform for creators from all areas of the pop culture community to collaborate on lightning-quick, limited-edition releases. Each DROP will offer gender-neutral hoodies and T-shirts available in a maximum quantity of 500 units per style and made from 100% organic cotton or recycled cotton, building on the brand’s mission to create fashion that Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All. Creative collaboration has always been at the heart of Tommy Hilfiger, and over the last five years, the brand has fused this with a “See Now, Buy Now” mentality. Tommy’s Drop Shop combines the best of these approaches with a new level of speed and energy. The release will be available in all European markets exclusively on tommy.com from December 17, 2020.     “Pop culture has infused everything we’ve done for over 35 years,” said Tommy Hilfiger.  “Tommy’s Drop Shop takes this influence to new heights. The platform allows us to collaborate with even more creatives, tell even more inspiring stories and celebrate even more perspectives and walks of life. It is the embodiment of what we love to do, and I’m so excited to add it to our legacy.”     DROP 1.1 highlights Sports Banger, the independent, British lifestyle brand redefining bootlegging in the modern age. Founded in 2013 by Jonny Banger, the unisex sportswear line explores British culture and translates it into provocative products and experiences. Sports Banger fosters creative collaboration with an always-expanding collective of designers, performers, musicians and DJs. In his Tommy’s Drop Shop designs, Banger flips the TOMMY JEANS flag on its head; channels an old rave flyer; and reinterprets an iconic TOMMY HILFIGERpair of blue and red gloves worn by R&B musician, Aaliyah.      DROP 1.2 is designed by Berlin-based Mago Dovjenko, a creative director, graphic designer, illustrator, digital influencer and event host. Dovjenko began his career producing surrealist drawings, which were first recognized and esteemed by global brands when he was only 14 years old. Dovjenko still holds the record as the youngest artist to ever collaborate with top global, household-name brands. Today, he continues to partner with major brands in his role as Creative Director and Illustrator. In his Tommy’s Drop Shop pieces, Dovjenko celebrated spontaneous self-expression by ‘freestyling’ in his design process and deconstructing the iconic TOMMY HILFGIER flag. His T-shirt and hoodie feature psychedelic and graffiti-style art, including a lava lamp-inspired, oversized smiling heart.     DROP 1.3 styles, designed by London-based Toby Evans, founder of Studio Zome, are inspired by the creative director’s concept-driven work, which spans design, brand identity and creative direction, championing honest communication, confidence and conviction. By encapsulating energy, experimentation and attitude, Evans continues to progress visual culture by exploring the zeitgeist of today while envisioning what is to come tomorrow. Known for his distinctive approach to design, Evans has worked with a range of industry-defying brands, platforms and artists. In his Tommy’s Drop Shop designs, Evans boldly reinterprets TOMMY HILFIGER’s iconic aesthetic and brand codes. His T-shirt and hoodie tell a story of what paths Mr. Tommy Hilfiger may have pursued in a parallel universe, had he not become a fashion designer.     Through Tommy’s Drop Shop, young, upcoming talent will share their passion for specific pockets of creativity. The second Tommy’s Drop Shop micro-capsule will launch in February 2021.      Friends and followers of the brand can join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger, @TommyHilfiger and #TommyHilfiger.

Alexander McQueen presents women's spring / summer 2021 collection and men's pre-fall 2021
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Alexander McQueen presents women's spring / summer 2021 collection and men's pre-fall 2021

Fashion first light     Back to London, coming home.     “Shape, silhouette and volume, the beauty of the bare bones of clothing stripped back to its essence – a world charged with emotion and human connection.” Sarah Burton first light     Back to London, coming home.     “Shape, silhouette and volume, the beauty of the bare bones of clothing stripped back to its essence – a world charged with emotion and human connection.” Sarah Burton

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OMNIÅ
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OMNIÅ

Accessories THE IDEA BEHIND OMNIÅ STARTED WITH A LIGHTER THAT SPARKED THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN; CO-FOUNDERS ANYAH AND DIEK. ANYAH,  DEDICATES HER LIFE TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN OF OMNIÅ INSPIRED BY THE LIFETIME SHE SHARES WITH HER PARTNER DIEK. WITH MUTUAL CREATIVE PASSION, JOINED FORCES IN CREATING A LOVE CHILD, OMNIÅ.    DIEK RUNS THE SOLID NUMBER MACHINE THAT DRIVES OMNIÅ. AN ETHOS OF HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTS, STRONG-FUTURIST-CONTEMPORARY DESIGN COMBINED WITH FUNCTIONALITY AND THE INVOLVEMENT OF ADDRESSING SOCIO-POLITICAL MATTERS IS WHAT LED THEM TO CREATING THE PLATFORM THAT IS NOW KNOWN TO BE A COLLECTIVE OF LIKEMINDED CREATIVES.       What was your dream to start this company?   The Dream began not long after we met - Anyah sparked the energy of light and love and Diek actioned it and made it into a reality - we met first from him simply asking for a lighter, which is now synonymously the light amongst the rest of our journey and what sparked the journey.     Tell us a bit more about who you are.                     • Couple (interracial, hence all we do reflects this subject of equality)                    • Collective ( sharing our network with creatives to enhance the people around us despite backwards social codes such as gender, race, sexuality etc.)                   • Focus on on the 3 main pillars: Fashion (design), music and the collective       What we stand for (Making a change, and rebuilding a new status quo against prejudice, and human equality through what we do and hoping the world can understand this as a point of reference, (the difference between us and other brands is that we do it from the beginning and this is the core goals of OMNIÅ )     Being a market leader in the affordable luxury segment, through the societal medium of contemporary fashion deploying like minded creatives beyond fashion to spread the collective OMNIÅ mindset. Offering a platform that nurtures represented talent to a diverse community which transcends the brands identity as a lifestyle into fashion, music and more. In turn becoming tools of change and confident self- expression; creating the heritage of tomorrow.                                                   Collective:   Building a platform where talents get the freedom to showcase their potential, whilst sharing space with other creatives to feed off of. This involves the collaboration of different forms of specialities such as design, digital marketing, music, photography and more blending together for a common aim.     Fashion:   Being at the forefront of creative product design, innovatively implementing today’s struggle and trends. Designing bags which not only focuses on the exterior look but also brings functional innovative solutions to accessories for customers everyday use.      Music:   Creating a unifying event brand bringing forward the best of today’s electronic and live artists throughout the world’s fashion capitals. Connecting the target market through a common entity, bringing the latest fashion to a party experience and vice versa, whilst embracing the brand’s social and creative expressions.      How the name came about: OMNIÅ is a strong relation to the link between our 3 pillars and how we plan to change the world’s identity to being more empathetic as we are growing in fields we love and sharing that simultaneously with the people we love.      photos by CHRIS PHILIPPO   THE IDEA BEHIND OMNIÅ STARTED WITH A LIGHTER THAT SPARKED THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN; CO-FOUNDERS ANYAH AND DIEK. ANYAH,  DEDICATES HER LIFE TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN OF OMNIÅ INSPIRED BY THE LIFETIME SHE SHARES WITH HER PARTNER DIEK. WITH MUTUAL CREATIVE PASSION, JOINED FORCES IN CREATING A LOVE CHILD, OMNIÅ.    DIEK RUNS THE SOLID NUMBER MACHINE THAT DRIVES OMNIÅ. AN ETHOS OF HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTS, STRONG-FUTURIST-CONTEMPORARY DESIGN COMBINED WITH FUNCTIONALITY AND THE INVOLVEMENT OF ADDRESSING SOCIO-POLITICAL MATTERS IS WHAT LED THEM TO CREATING THE PLATFORM THAT IS NOW KNOWN TO BE A COLLECTIVE OF LIKEMINDED CREATIVES.       What was your dream to start this company?   The Dream began not long after we met - Anyah sparked the energy of light and love and Diek actioned it and made it into a reality - we met first from him simply asking for a lighter, which is now synonymously the light amongst the rest of our journey and what sparked the journey.     Tell us a bit more about who you are.                     • Couple (interracial, hence all we do reflects this subject of equality)                    • Collective ( sharing our network with creatives to enhance the people around us despite backwards social codes such as gender, race, sexuality etc.)                   • Focus on on the 3 main pillars: Fashion (design), music and the collective       What we stand for (Making a change, and rebuilding a new status quo against prejudice, and human equality through what we do and hoping the world can understand this as a point of reference, (the difference between us and other brands is that we do it from the beginning and this is the core goals of OMNIÅ )     Being a market leader in the affordable luxury segment, through the societal medium of contemporary fashion deploying like minded creatives beyond fashion to spread the collective OMNIÅ mindset. Offering a platform that nurtures represented talent to a diverse community which transcends the brands identity as a lifestyle into fashion, music and more. In turn becoming tools of change and confident self- expression; creating the heritage of tomorrow.                                                   Collective:   Building a platform where talents get the freedom to showcase their potential, whilst sharing space with other creatives to feed off of. This involves the collaboration of different forms of specialities such as design, digital marketing, music, photography and more blending together for a common aim.     Fashion:   Being at the forefront of creative product design, innovatively implementing today’s struggle and trends. Designing bags which not only focuses on the exterior look but also brings functional innovative solutions to accessories for customers everyday use.      Music:   Creating a unifying event brand bringing forward the best of today’s electronic and live artists throughout the world’s fashion capitals. Connecting the target market through a common entity, bringing the latest fashion to a party experience and vice versa, whilst embracing the brand’s social and creative expressions.      How the name came about: OMNIÅ is a strong relation to the link between our 3 pillars and how we plan to change the world’s identity to being more empathetic as we are growing in fields we love and sharing that simultaneously with the people we love.      photos by CHRIS PHILIPPO  

CRUYFF OPENS FLAGSHIP STORE IN MANCHESTER
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CRUYFF OPENS FLAGSHIP STORE IN MANCHESTER

Fashion After the success of the stores in Barcelona and Amsterdam, Cruyff opens its doors in Manchester today. The new luxury boutique is located in Arndale, the heart of Manchester. A bold move to open a new store in the current pandemic, but the attack is the best defense. "We are very excited and proud to open our first Manchester store. The city is an iconic hub for music and creativity. It's also one of the largest soccer cities in the world, a perfect combination". according to Ferenc van der Vlies, co-owner of Cruyff.     The store proudly embodies the vision of Cruyff, a spacious but modest space in the city of Manchester. In the words of Johan Cruyff: 'you will see it when you get it'. Cruyff offers a wide range of first class men's and women's shoes, sneakers, tracksuits, puffer jackets, graphic shirts and classic tracktops. Sleek lines and sharp silhouettes throughout the store reflect the range of clothing and shoes that complement each other for an immersive, first-class shopping experience. In addition to Cruyff, the store will also provide space for guest brands, fully in line with Johan's philosophy as a trainer, giving talented brands a stage. With Cruyff's ethos and core values, the upcoming men's clothing brand 'Off The Pitch' from Rotterdam will kick off as the first guest.       After the success of the stores in Barcelona and Amsterdam, Cruyff opens its doors in Manchester today. The new luxury boutique is located in Arndale, the heart of Manchester. A bold move to open a new store in the current pandemic, but the attack is the best defense. "We are very excited and proud to open our first Manchester store. The city is an iconic hub for music and creativity. It's also one of the largest soccer cities in the world, a perfect combination". according to Ferenc van der Vlies, co-owner of Cruyff.     The store proudly embodies the vision of Cruyff, a spacious but modest space in the city of Manchester. In the words of Johan Cruyff: 'you will see it when you get it'. Cruyff offers a wide range of first class men's and women's shoes, sneakers, tracksuits, puffer jackets, graphic shirts and classic tracktops. Sleek lines and sharp silhouettes throughout the store reflect the range of clothing and shoes that complement each other for an immersive, first-class shopping experience. In addition to Cruyff, the store will also provide space for guest brands, fully in line with Johan's philosophy as a trainer, giving talented brands a stage. With Cruyff's ethos and core values, the upcoming men's clothing brand 'Off The Pitch' from Rotterdam will kick off as the first guest.      

THE BAGUETTE DANCE
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THE BAGUETTE DANCE

Accessories FENDI presents THE BAGUETTE DANCE, a new addition to the Baguette Friends Foreverseries, with a playful and mesmerizing twist.     Following a tribe of five rhythmic gymnasts from The Paris Centre, THE BAGUETTE DANCE showcases the incredible talents, elegance, poise and prowess of these exceptional young dancers.      Meet our newest BFFs and our first ever quintet of FFriends!      A vibrant new video project conceived internally by FENDI dedicated to a world of joyful movement and effusive color, The Baguette Dance celebrates the iconic FENDI Baguette— with the eye-catching hyper soft FF logo embossed leather in 5 distinctive colours (black, yellow, pink, light blue and red)  - tapping into the bag’s unique DNA, capturing its youthful-yet-timeless quality and celebrating the power of friendship.      As the FENDI Baguetteis passed between them as they move with graceful speed and purpose through the room, its energy is passed between them too.      Propelled by the music and wearing unique FENDI gymnastic competition uniform, we can only watch as they immortalize the special spirit of the #FendiBaguette with their fierce power, fearless attitude and exquisite artistry. And, of course, with their friendship.     Paying homage to its curves, its edges, accents, unique details and striking pops of color in their movements, THE BAGUETTE DANCE is more than just a tribute to the Fendi Baguette in name – it is the Fendi Baguette in its purest form.     Go viral with   #FendiBaguette #BaguetteFriendsForever FENDI presents THE BAGUETTE DANCE, a new addition to the Baguette Friends Foreverseries, with a playful and mesmerizing twist.     Following a tribe of five rhythmic gymnasts from The Paris Centre, THE BAGUETTE DANCE showcases the incredible talents, elegance, poise and prowess of these exceptional young dancers.      Meet our newest BFFs and our first ever quintet of FFriends!      A vibrant new video project conceived internally by FENDI dedicated to a world of joyful movement and effusive color, The Baguette Dance celebrates the iconic FENDI Baguette— with the eye-catching hyper soft FF logo embossed leather in 5 distinctive colours (black, yellow, pink, light blue and red)  - tapping into the bag’s unique DNA, capturing its youthful-yet-timeless quality and celebrating the power of friendship.      As the FENDI Baguetteis passed between them as they move with graceful speed and purpose through the room, its energy is passed between them too.      Propelled by the music and wearing unique FENDI gymnastic competition uniform, we can only watch as they immortalize the special spirit of the #FendiBaguette with their fierce power, fearless attitude and exquisite artistry. And, of course, with their friendship.     Paying homage to its curves, its edges, accents, unique details and striking pops of color in their movements, THE BAGUETTE DANCE is more than just a tribute to the Fendi Baguette in name – it is the Fendi Baguette in its purest form.     Go viral with   #FendiBaguette #BaguetteFriendsForever

Samsøe Samsøe for Spring & Summer 2021
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Samsøe Samsøe for Spring & Summer 2021

Fashion Their Spring/Summer 2021 collection takes inspiration from the global-yet-local subcultural diversity of the people around us.     The past year has had an immense stamp on world history, and we realised we needed to go back in time, dig deeper, and analyse ourselves and our actions as well. With words such as glocal, diversity, inclusion and camaraderie being a part of our moodboards and ethics for the past few seasons, it really became the ignition for pushing this collection to what it actually has become: a story of local love.     A collective, honest understanding in-house at Samsøe Samsøe is that Nørrebro, where we’ve had our base for over 20 years, is a huge part of our heritage; and today, we as a whole get inspired by the multicultural aspect this borough brings. The sense of community and solidarity might be the strongest here in all of Copenhagen - ensuring that we as a brand always take every- thing mentioned above into consideration for the future of Samsøe Samsøe.     Folkloric traditions and cross-cultural references are portrayed through soft, geometric prints, taking inspiration from around the world. Light, airy fabrics and the casually oversized silhou- ette tells the story of a new era for the brand,bringing a luxe approach in re ned voluminousshapes. Playing around with tactility and soft tailoring speaks volumes in the shapes of our outerwear, adding an element of the Nordics into the collection; whilst pyjama stripes andoral traces have you longing for summer in anew way.     With a palette of earthy tones, moody blues, grassy greens, washed out purples and rich reds,this collection embraces all forms and gures,and tells the story of worldhood; a term we’ve delved into, especially for this collection.     We gone back to our roots, telling the story of the global-yet-local presence that Nørrebro possesses. This makes us, as a global brand, a bit more local, real and raw. Being in the now. Just how we like it. Their Spring/Summer 2021 collection takes inspiration from the global-yet-local subcultural diversity of the people around us.     The past year has had an immense stamp on world history, and we realised we needed to go back in time, dig deeper, and analyse ourselves and our actions as well. With words such as glocal, diversity, inclusion and camaraderie being a part of our moodboards and ethics for the past few seasons, it really became the ignition for pushing this collection to what it actually has become: a story of local love.     A collective, honest understanding in-house at Samsøe Samsøe is that Nørrebro, where we’ve had our base for over 20 years, is a huge part of our heritage; and today, we as a whole get inspired by the multicultural aspect this borough brings. The sense of community and solidarity might be the strongest here in all of Copenhagen - ensuring that we as a brand always take every- thing mentioned above into consideration for the future of Samsøe Samsøe.     Folkloric traditions and cross-cultural references are portrayed through soft, geometric prints, taking inspiration from around the world. Light, airy fabrics and the casually oversized silhou- ette tells the story of a new era for the brand,bringing a luxe approach in re ned voluminousshapes. Playing around with tactility and soft tailoring speaks volumes in the shapes of our outerwear, adding an element of the Nordics into the collection; whilst pyjama stripes andoral traces have you longing for summer in anew way.     With a palette of earthy tones, moody blues, grassy greens, washed out purples and rich reds,this collection embraces all forms and gures,and tells the story of worldhood; a term we’ve delved into, especially for this collection.     We gone back to our roots, telling the story of the global-yet-local presence that Nørrebro possesses. This makes us, as a global brand, a bit more local, real and raw. Being in the now. Just how we like it.

Max Mara presents the Pre-Fall 2021collection
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Max Mara presents the Pre-Fall 2021collection

Fashion Elizabeth ‘Lee’ Miller; her talent defied categorization; her intelligence, creativity, beauty, drive and determination ensured her place at the fulcrum of events throughout her remarkable life. A pioneering artist, photographer and journalist, a model and muse, who inspired the likes of Man Ray, Max Ernst, Magritte, Cocteau, and Picasso.     Miller’s life was one of stark contrasts and every phase was captured in the modern medium of photography. Those grainy black and white images prompt Max Mara to take a fresh look at the colour grey. Pictures of Miller in military uniform inspire the collection’s central theme, ‘combat tailoring’. For a woman on a mission, Max Mara’s new take on the sartorial features sharp suiting, smart grisaglia and prince-de-galles with utilitarian bellows pockets. Big and boxy jackets are paired with cargo pants and skirts that hover above the knee.     Miller’s life as a fashion model began on a Manhattan street when she accidentally stepped in front of a car whose driver just turned out to the magazine publisher Condé Nast. Pictures by Edward Steichen and George Hoyningen-Huene portray her at the height of fashion, the epitome of ‘the modern girl’. These are Max Mara’s inspiration for a series of pieces in organza and silk gazaar with outsize bows and dramatically gathered sleeves.     Spots were Miller’s pattern of choice. In grey and white, and tone on tone, Max Mara features them on a scale that spans big to bigger to biggest.     Miller has long held a place in Max Mara’s pantheon of greats. On the moodboard, a 1999 campaign shot by Steven Meisel shows Carolyn Murphy with a distinctly Miller-esque vibe. Cool, confident and glamorous, she wears a white suit that ties at the side. An updated version of that suit appears in the line up with the iconic 101801 draped over the shoulders.     The artist Jessie Mann recently called out for more women role models of Miller’s ilk, ‘women who are complicated and fully three-dimensional’, in her words. Max Mara pays tribute to those women with a collection that equips them to take on the world. Elizabeth ‘Lee’ Miller; her talent defied categorization; her intelligence, creativity, beauty, drive and determination ensured her place at the fulcrum of events throughout her remarkable life. A pioneering artist, photographer and journalist, a model and muse, who inspired the likes of Man Ray, Max Ernst, Magritte, Cocteau, and Picasso.     Miller’s life was one of stark contrasts and every phase was captured in the modern medium of photography. Those grainy black and white images prompt Max Mara to take a fresh look at the colour grey. Pictures of Miller in military uniform inspire the collection’s central theme, ‘combat tailoring’. For a woman on a mission, Max Mara’s new take on the sartorial features sharp suiting, smart grisaglia and prince-de-galles with utilitarian bellows pockets. Big and boxy jackets are paired with cargo pants and skirts that hover above the knee.     Miller’s life as a fashion model began on a Manhattan street when she accidentally stepped in front of a car whose driver just turned out to the magazine publisher Condé Nast. Pictures by Edward Steichen and George Hoyningen-Huene portray her at the height of fashion, the epitome of ‘the modern girl’. These are Max Mara’s inspiration for a series of pieces in organza and silk gazaar with outsize bows and dramatically gathered sleeves.     Spots were Miller’s pattern of choice. In grey and white, and tone on tone, Max Mara features them on a scale that spans big to bigger to biggest.     Miller has long held a place in Max Mara’s pantheon of greats. On the moodboard, a 1999 campaign shot by Steven Meisel shows Carolyn Murphy with a distinctly Miller-esque vibe. Cool, confident and glamorous, she wears a white suit that ties at the side. An updated version of that suit appears in the line up with the iconic 101801 draped over the shoulders.     The artist Jessie Mann recently called out for more women role models of Miller’s ilk, ‘women who are complicated and fully three-dimensional’, in her words. Max Mara pays tribute to those women with a collection that equips them to take on the world.

Daily Paper and Off-WhiteTM Collaborate With Collective Surf Ghana to Build Ghana's Very First Skatepark
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Daily Paper and Off-WhiteTM Collaborate With Collective Surf Ghana to Build Ghana's Very First Skatepark

Fashion Powerhouses Daily Paper and Off-WhiteTM join forces with social collective Surf Ghana and spatial design studio Limbo Accra to create Freedom Skate Park, Ghana's very first fully functional skate park in the heart of Accra. As part of their Beyond The Return pop-up in Ghana, Daily Paper is releasing a capsule collection with Surf Ghana and an exclusive collaborative tee with Off-WhiteTM that will be available for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to the construction of the skatepark. One of only 10 skateparks in all of Africa, Freedom Skate Park plans to begin construction in the first quarter of 2021 and open later that year - ushering in a new day in African sport and creative life.     A Collaboration Between Global Diasporic Visionaries:   The Daily Paper x Surf Ghana capsule collection and the exclusive Daily Paper x Off-WhiteTM tee will make its debut at Daily Paper's pop-up store in Accra, Ghana on December 21, 2020 with a global release to follow on dailypaperclothing.com on January 15, 2021. The collaboration will kick off with Daily Paper going into conversation with Surf Ghana's founder Sandy Alibo, co-director Joshua Odamtten and Limbo Accra's founderDominique Petit Frère, co-hosted by Stories of Young- founder Ashlee Janelle through a paneltalk in Daily Paper's pop-up at Mhoseeno Studios in Accra.      "With this initiative we hope to evolve the skate culture in Ghana to the next level and give locals a platform to grow their talents within a space that will hopefully become their biggest training ground to date. More than board sports, the park will be a creative hub for young Ghanaians to come together, exchange ideas, inspire each other and build their futures through recreational activities. They now have a place where they can be themselves, freely develop their skills together with likeminded people and reach their true potential. Hence the name Freedom Skate Park." - Jefferson Osei, Co-Founder of Daily Paper     Contributions from Virgil Abloh's Design Firm Alaska Alaska and Vans:   Virgil Abloh's design firm Alaska Alaska created the Freedom Skatepark logo and will contribute to the design of some spatial elements of the skate park.   The original action sports brand Vans is also honored to contribute to the future skateboarding program of the skatepark seeking to grow participation of skateboarding in Africa. The icon of creative expression will support the initiative to inspire the culture and values of skateboarding onto the global stage.     A New Sport Ecosystem:   The initiative of a skatepark has been nurtured by Surf Ghana since its start in 2016. It's core mission has been to offer easy access to board sports for youth across Ghana, but because of the sport's relatively recent popularity in the country, Ghana has not had the infrastructure necessary for a functioning skate community to fully thrive - now it finally will. Presently, the ever-growing community of active skateboarders has created an ecosystem that supports well-being, creativity, and entrepreneurship that is all 100% Made in Ghana.     The multifaceted space will also function as a training ground for Ghana's possible inclusion in the skateboarding category of the 2021 Olympic Games. Finally, the park will solidify the growth of board sports in Ghana and help the youth participate in creative activities that build confidence, self-esteem, and provide a valuable platform for self-expression.     Beyond the Return Pop-Up:   With the overwhelming success of the 2019 pop-up store, Daily Paper will return to the capital of Ghana in December 2020 - hosting a celebration of the Beyond the Return initiative with a 2 week pop-up and creative space for their community. A continuation from last year's activities, Daily Paper will host a full house of local talent, students, creatives and tourists, through panel talks and events next to seeing a return of the football tournament from last year on the pitch built with Puma back in 2017. Another highlight is the premiering of a limited edition Daily Paper and Off-WhiteTM designed Tony's Chocolonely chocolate bar that will be gifted in the pop-up for the first visitors. Powerhouses Daily Paper and Off-WhiteTM join forces with social collective Surf Ghana and spatial design studio Limbo Accra to create Freedom Skate Park, Ghana's very first fully functional skate park in the heart of Accra. As part of their Beyond The Return pop-up in Ghana, Daily Paper is releasing a capsule collection with Surf Ghana and an exclusive collaborative tee with Off-WhiteTM that will be available for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to the construction of the skatepark. One of only 10 skateparks in all of Africa, Freedom Skate Park plans to begin construction in the first quarter of 2021 and open later that year - ushering in a new day in African sport and creative life.     A Collaboration Between Global Diasporic Visionaries:   The Daily Paper x Surf Ghana capsule collection and the exclusive Daily Paper x Off-WhiteTM tee will make its debut at Daily Paper's pop-up store in Accra, Ghana on December 21, 2020 with a global release to follow on dailypaperclothing.com on January 15, 2021. The collaboration will kick off with Daily Paper going into conversation with Surf Ghana's founder Sandy Alibo, co-director Joshua Odamtten and Limbo Accra's founderDominique Petit Frère, co-hosted by Stories of Young- founder Ashlee Janelle through a paneltalk in Daily Paper's pop-up at Mhoseeno Studios in Accra.      "With this initiative we hope to evolve the skate culture in Ghana to the next level and give locals a platform to grow their talents within a space that will hopefully become their biggest training ground to date. More than board sports, the park will be a creative hub for young Ghanaians to come together, exchange ideas, inspire each other and build their futures through recreational activities. They now have a place where they can be themselves, freely develop their skills together with likeminded people and reach their true potential. Hence the name Freedom Skate Park." - Jefferson Osei, Co-Founder of Daily Paper     Contributions from Virgil Abloh's Design Firm Alaska Alaska and Vans:   Virgil Abloh's design firm Alaska Alaska created the Freedom Skatepark logo and will contribute to the design of some spatial elements of the skate park.   The original action sports brand Vans is also honored to contribute to the future skateboarding program of the skatepark seeking to grow participation of skateboarding in Africa. The icon of creative expression will support the initiative to inspire the culture and values of skateboarding onto the global stage.     A New Sport Ecosystem:   The initiative of a skatepark has been nurtured by Surf Ghana since its start in 2016. It's core mission has been to offer easy access to board sports for youth across Ghana, but because of the sport's relatively recent popularity in the country, Ghana has not had the infrastructure necessary for a functioning skate community to fully thrive - now it finally will. Presently, the ever-growing community of active skateboarders has created an ecosystem that supports well-being, creativity, and entrepreneurship that is all 100% Made in Ghana.     The multifaceted space will also function as a training ground for Ghana's possible inclusion in the skateboarding category of the 2021 Olympic Games. Finally, the park will solidify the growth of board sports in Ghana and help the youth participate in creative activities that build confidence, self-esteem, and provide a valuable platform for self-expression.     Beyond the Return Pop-Up:   With the overwhelming success of the 2019 pop-up store, Daily Paper will return to the capital of Ghana in December 2020 - hosting a celebration of the Beyond the Return initiative with a 2 week pop-up and creative space for their community. A continuation from last year's activities, Daily Paper will host a full house of local talent, students, creatives and tourists, through panel talks and events next to seeing a return of the football tournament from last year on the pitch built with Puma back in 2017. Another highlight is the premiering of a limited edition Daily Paper and Off-WhiteTM designed Tony's Chocolonely chocolate bar that will be gifted in the pop-up for the first visitors.

THE VERSACE PRE-FALL 2021 COLLECTION
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THE VERSACE PRE-FALL 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion Pre-Fall 2021 is all about Versace essentials for the men and women of today. Inspired by modern muses, Donatella Versace has created designs that celebrate personality and individual identity, presenting the new must-have pieces for a world that has evolved and changed.     The womenswear collection focuses on cuts, new silhouettes and unexpected matchings of fabrics and colors.     Sleek black leather, a material that has always been integral to the brand, comes in the form of tailored blazers, A-line skirts and dresses. The silhouettes are clean and the color palettes center on block black and caramel with pops of reds, oranges, and electric blues throughout. Sporty sweatshirts are turned into dresses with nipped-in waists. This season’s little black dress, which is made from heavy jersey or leather, goes from day to night and is sometimes embellished with broken-up Versace bijoux. Accessories are bold this season and come in punchy colors as well as black and caramel. We introduce a new hobo-style La Medusa handbag in three sizes and refresh our classic Virtus line with new finishes including ecological faux fur.     The menswear presents the modern uniform for the guy of today. Athletic sportwear, tactile cashmere pieces, flannel-trimmed oxford shirts and utilitarian outerwear. There are clean-cut overcoats in vibrant blue and green. Versace’s version of a camouflage print – Baroccoflage – comes in khaki-brown and navy-electric blue combinations. Suits are sharply tailored but come in new fabrics. Some feature faint Baroccoflage prints and are worn with relaxed sportswear for a clashing effect.     Jersey and sweatshirts have been crafted from eco-sustainable fabrics, and the formalwear is made from over-printed deadstock as part of Versace’s ongoing commitment to become a more sustainable brand.     CREDITS: Photographer: Theo Sion Stylist: Jacob K Models: Kayako Higuchi Grace Hartzel Miriam Sanchez Sculy Mejia Escobosa Evelina Lauren Cheikh Dia David Trulik Hair: Alessandro Squarza Make-up: Miriam Langellotti Casting Director: Piergiorgio Del Moro Pre-Fall 2021 is all about Versace essentials for the men and women of today. Inspired by modern muses, Donatella Versace has created designs that celebrate personality and individual identity, presenting the new must-have pieces for a world that has evolved and changed.     The womenswear collection focuses on cuts, new silhouettes and unexpected matchings of fabrics and colors.     Sleek black leather, a material that has always been integral to the brand, comes in the form of tailored blazers, A-line skirts and dresses. The silhouettes are clean and the color palettes center on block black and caramel with pops of reds, oranges, and electric blues throughout. Sporty sweatshirts are turned into dresses with nipped-in waists. This season’s little black dress, which is made from heavy jersey or leather, goes from day to night and is sometimes embellished with broken-up Versace bijoux. Accessories are bold this season and come in punchy colors as well as black and caramel. We introduce a new hobo-style La Medusa handbag in three sizes and refresh our classic Virtus line with new finishes including ecological faux fur.     The menswear presents the modern uniform for the guy of today. Athletic sportwear, tactile cashmere pieces, flannel-trimmed oxford shirts and utilitarian outerwear. There are clean-cut overcoats in vibrant blue and green. Versace’s version of a camouflage print – Baroccoflage – comes in khaki-brown and navy-electric blue combinations. Suits are sharply tailored but come in new fabrics. Some feature faint Baroccoflage prints and are worn with relaxed sportswear for a clashing effect.     Jersey and sweatshirts have been crafted from eco-sustainable fabrics, and the formalwear is made from over-printed deadstock as part of Versace’s ongoing commitment to become a more sustainable brand.     CREDITS: Photographer: Theo Sion Stylist: Jacob K Models: Kayako Higuchi Grace Hartzel Miriam Sanchez Sculy Mejia Escobosa Evelina Lauren Cheikh Dia David Trulik Hair: Alessandro Squarza Make-up: Miriam Langellotti Casting Director: Piergiorgio Del Moro

SAINT LAURENT SUMMER 21 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
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SAINT LAURENT SUMMER 21 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Fashion Finding the essence of things. Pure and soft shapes, a thick jersey uncovered from the late Sixties archives. Uncertain times, just like today. And as a response to that turmoil mixed with worry, but also hope and new passions, the same desire to dress just for yourself, a yearning for comfort and confidence. Outlining the body without constricting it. Going out after slipping on a tunic and trousers, a vareuse with spacious pockets, a long jacket with tidy shoulders, all like new versions of Le Smoking. A silk blouse worn with rider shorts, or a fluid, pseudo austere jumpsuit, emphasizing a lean silhouette. For the “inside” life, we have all come to know, a floral explosion of chiffon with fluffy marabout fringes, a subtly sheer Liseuse, a not so quaint charm, somewhere between fantasy and fancy. The Jewelry is illuminating the muted and enveloping colors of a collection dedicated to the freedom of movement.     « I wanted to focus on the essence of things. I think it’s a sign of the times. But I didn’t want anything bleak or heavy. The desert, to me, symbolizes that yearn for serenity, open space, a slower rhythm. The clothes are also softer, the spirit of the collection is more gentle, stripped back » Anthony Vaccarello     Credits : Video @ncanguilhem Soundtrack @sebastian_edbgr A selection of jewelry featured in the collection are designed by Claude Lalanne ysl.com #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @Anthonyvaccarello Finding the essence of things. Pure and soft shapes, a thick jersey uncovered from the late Sixties archives. Uncertain times, just like today. And as a response to that turmoil mixed with worry, but also hope and new passions, the same desire to dress just for yourself, a yearning for comfort and confidence. Outlining the body without constricting it. Going out after slipping on a tunic and trousers, a vareuse with spacious pockets, a long jacket with tidy shoulders, all like new versions of Le Smoking. A silk blouse worn with rider shorts, or a fluid, pseudo austere jumpsuit, emphasizing a lean silhouette. For the “inside” life, we have all come to know, a floral explosion of chiffon with fluffy marabout fringes, a subtly sheer Liseuse, a not so quaint charm, somewhere between fantasy and fancy. The Jewelry is illuminating the muted and enveloping colors of a collection dedicated to the freedom of movement.     « I wanted to focus on the essence of things. I think it’s a sign of the times. But I didn’t want anything bleak or heavy. The desert, to me, symbolizes that yearn for serenity, open space, a slower rhythm. The clothes are also softer, the spirit of the collection is more gentle, stripped back » Anthony Vaccarello     Credits : Video @ncanguilhem Soundtrack @sebastian_edbgr A selection of jewelry featured in the collection are designed by Claude Lalanne ysl.com #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @Anthonyvaccarello

GIVENCHY presents the pre-collection for Fall 2021
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GIVENCHY presents the pre-collection for Fall 2021

Fashion “Ultimately, what I am trying to do in the Givenchy collections is reflect today’s world. I appreciate a certain material experimentation and an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, we embrace tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness; these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. The clothing is not disposable or dictatorial, instead we want it to become central to a person’s sense of their own style, and build each season. It’s an idea of a more personal luxury, of simultaneous formality and informality, construction and comfort; it’s the luxury of people wearing clothes, not clothes wearing people.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     Honing in on elements begun in his debut offering for Givenchy, Matthew M. Williams presents a collection of contrasts, both strident and subtle, for Fall ’21. Here, both classicism and subversion play a part; focusing on the traditional areas of tailoring, knitwear and leather there is an experimentation with the codes and techniques related to each, together with an ease applied equally for both men and women. Working with a precise, monochromatic palette in looks, the classicism of black, white and silver grey is contrasted with olive drab, vivid red and pink, becoming almost provocative in their connotations.     It is the discreet opulence of materials and methods that matter, found in an array of clothing choices both formal and informal, classical and more radical.     Clothing archetypes are once again experimented with alongside proportion in the silhouettes, bringing together ideas of both the salon and the city street. This is particularly visible in the recurring ‘cropped’motif, where jackets echo MA1 bombers, varsity and evening boleros. Signature, sculptural jersey is once again applied to realise pure yet easeful forms, at times literally punctuated with studs. Here, hardware made embellishment – a key Williams’ theme for each gender – mainly finds form in the stud this season. The new 4G Emblem bag also carries with it a tough yet decorative approach to hardware for both women and men. A constructed attitude to the Givenchy monogram is realised in guipure lace, a motif reinforcing a sense of underlying, traditional, rigorous craft as well as ascendant surface style in the collection.     An idea of a ‘second skin’ is utilised extensively, predominantly in the use of silk for women and men; both constructed and comfortable, a sinuous sensuousness travels through the collection, particularly in tailoring, This is also found in the leather pieces, where ease, structure and casual non-conformity all come into play. In turn, leather footwear becomes more fully integrated into the actual silhouettes, principally in the use of long, patent leather boots. Comfort is not forgotten in the footwear, with soles formulated using new TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane, a bridge between rubber and plastic) techniques. There is also a continuation of the Marshmallow Slide – with its extremely comfortable recovery-style sole – mixed with new, natural and more formal materials.     Collaborating on the imagery once more with the photographer Heji Shin, Williams presents a democratic and encompassing view of Givenchy. Here, the focus is on the people wearing the clothes as opposed to the clothes wearing the people – there is not just one Givenchy woman or one Givenchy man, but many. Each brings their own inimitable character and sense of style to the House. “Ultimately, what I am trying to do in the Givenchy collections is reflect today’s world. I appreciate a certain material experimentation and an intense contrast in clothing that could only be achieved and exist now. At the same time, we embrace tradition, the techniques of the salon and timelessness; these distinct elements are not mutually exclusive. The clothing is not disposable or dictatorial, instead we want it to become central to a person’s sense of their own style, and build each season. It’s an idea of a more personal luxury, of simultaneous formality and informality, construction and comfort; it’s the luxury of people wearing clothes, not clothes wearing people.” Matthew M. Williams, Creative Director, Givenchy     Honing in on elements begun in his debut offering for Givenchy, Matthew M. Williams presents a collection of contrasts, both strident and subtle, for Fall ’21. Here, both classicism and subversion play a part; focusing on the traditional areas of tailoring, knitwear and leather there is an experimentation with the codes and techniques related to each, together with an ease applied equally for both men and women. Working with a precise, monochromatic palette in looks, the classicism of black, white and silver grey is contrasted with olive drab, vivid red and pink, becoming almost provocative in their connotations.     It is the discreet opulence of materials and methods that matter, found in an array of clothing choices both formal and informal, classical and more radical.     Clothing archetypes are once again experimented with alongside proportion in the silhouettes, bringing together ideas of both the salon and the city street. This is particularly visible in the recurring ‘cropped’motif, where jackets echo MA1 bombers, varsity and evening boleros. Signature, sculptural jersey is once again applied to realise pure yet easeful forms, at times literally punctuated with studs. Here, hardware made embellishment – a key Williams’ theme for each gender – mainly finds form in the stud this season. The new 4G Emblem bag also carries with it a tough yet decorative approach to hardware for both women and men. A constructed attitude to the Givenchy monogram is realised in guipure lace, a motif reinforcing a sense of underlying, traditional, rigorous craft as well as ascendant surface style in the collection.     An idea of a ‘second skin’ is utilised extensively, predominantly in the use of silk for women and men; both constructed and comfortable, a sinuous sensuousness travels through the collection, particularly in tailoring, This is also found in the leather pieces, where ease, structure and casual non-conformity all come into play. In turn, leather footwear becomes more fully integrated into the actual silhouettes, principally in the use of long, patent leather boots. Comfort is not forgotten in the footwear, with soles formulated using new TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane, a bridge between rubber and plastic) techniques. There is also a continuation of the Marshmallow Slide – with its extremely comfortable recovery-style sole – mixed with new, natural and more formal materials.     Collaborating on the imagery once more with the photographer Heji Shin, Williams presents a democratic and encompassing view of Givenchy. Here, the focus is on the people wearing the clothes as opposed to the clothes wearing the people – there is not just one Givenchy woman or one Givenchy man, but many. Each brings their own inimitable character and sense of style to the House.

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