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THE GREEN SOUL OF ZEGNA
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THE GREEN SOUL OF ZEGNA

Fashion A SUSTAINABLE ETHOS HAS LED US SINCE OUR INCEPTION. RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS PEOPLE, COMMUNITY AND TERRITORY HAS BEEN AT OUR CORE SINCE 1910. ENSURING THE HIGHEST QUALITY WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS IS OUR LEGACY. GIVING BACK IS OUR PATH. PASSION IS OUR MOTIVATION FOR PRESERVATION. IN LOVE WITH NATURE FOR 110 YEARS, AT ZEGNA WE CONTINUE TO TAKE CARE OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.     At Zegna, we have taken care of the world we live in from the beginning, following in the footsteps of our founder Ermenegildo Zegna. This is our company mission, based on a constantly-evolving thought: looking at the future with the belief that our actions today will shape our tomorrow. At Zegna, social and environmental responsibility have been our roots for 110 years. When we were founded in 1910, Ermenegildo Zegna’s dream was not just to create the world’s finest textiles but to make his hometown and the world around it a better place, ensuring the highest-quality products without compromising the quality of life for future generations. His vision is still the heart of everything we do. The environment is at the core of our efforts: we believe the very best garments can only come from the best natural resources, and that these resources need to be cared for. The advanced vertical integrated of our business model facilitates our journey towards a sustainable product and holds us accountable for responsible practices and processes.      2020 marks our 110th anniversary. On this landmark year we are proud to renew our sustainability pledge, exemplified by OASI Zegna, where our Lanificio Zegna was established and our green philosophy was ignited. OASI Zegna is a unique model of our environmental consciousness, a territory that now covers 100km2 from Trivero to Valle Cervo in the Alpi Biellesi, that would not have been possible without the visionary approach of our founder.      As a living example of the company’s sustainable philosophy, Zegna is partnering with Green Pea to create a new shop-in-shop at the world’s first Green Retail Park in Turin, showcasing us as one of the most sustainable fashion luxury brands. Based on a true respect for earth and nature, Green Pea shares our company’s conscious mindset. With a 200m2space, the Zegna shop features an exclusive selection of our most iconic products, including the #UseTheExisting project, representing our commitment to sustainability. Launched with the Ermenegildo Zegna XXX F/W2019 collection, #UseTheExisting embodies our pledge to use more and more natural and technical fabrics developed with innovative processes from pre-existing and post-consumer sources with the aim to make the dream of zero waste possible. It’s a vision that perfectly complements Green Pea’s mission to feature high-quality products created using materials that are in harmony with nature. It’s an authentic vision requiring an individual commitment to meet a collective purpose.       “In an ever-changing world, luxury companies can simply adapt to changes or choose to be a positive force in driving these changes. Our responsibility is to leverage our past to build a better present and future. This carries over into everything we do, following our founder’s legacy. I’m very pleased that Zegna is part of the Green Pea project, partnering with Oscar Farinetti who shares the same sustainability ethos with us”, says Gildo Zegna, CEO of Ermenegildo Zegna.     Zegna’s offering within Green Pea will also include an exclusive Made to Measure brand experience featuring a unique selection of products and textiles, such as ACHILLFARMTMwool that comes directly from our own farm in Australia, and 12MILMIL12 woven from our luxurious, superfine Australian wool. Moreover, Zegna offers Green Pea’s customers a selection of handmade products developed in collaboration with the San Patrignano community and an exclusive new range of OASI Zegna cashmere plaids made with #UseTheExisting fabric. Beyond our products, customers will also have the opportunity to experience OASI Zegna first-hand in a scaled-down version of the nature park thoughtfully replicated outside its original environment: a walking pathway showcasing a total of 14 different botanical species on the building’s terrace, mapping out the history of our green lung OASI Zegna. A SUSTAINABLE ETHOS HAS LED US SINCE OUR INCEPTION. RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS PEOPLE, COMMUNITY AND TERRITORY HAS BEEN AT OUR CORE SINCE 1910. ENSURING THE HIGHEST QUALITY WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS IS OUR LEGACY. GIVING BACK IS OUR PATH. PASSION IS OUR MOTIVATION FOR PRESERVATION. IN LOVE WITH NATURE FOR 110 YEARS, AT ZEGNA WE CONTINUE TO TAKE CARE OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.     At Zegna, we have taken care of the world we live in from the beginning, following in the footsteps of our founder Ermenegildo Zegna. This is our company mission, based on a constantly-evolving thought: looking at the future with the belief that our actions today will shape our tomorrow. At Zegna, social and environmental responsibility have been our roots for 110 years. When we were founded in 1910, Ermenegildo Zegna’s dream was not just to create the world’s finest textiles but to make his hometown and the world around it a better place, ensuring the highest-quality products without compromising the quality of life for future generations. His vision is still the heart of everything we do. The environment is at the core of our efforts: we believe the very best garments can only come from the best natural resources, and that these resources need to be cared for. The advanced vertical integrated of our business model facilitates our journey towards a sustainable product and holds us accountable for responsible practices and processes.      2020 marks our 110th anniversary. On this landmark year we are proud to renew our sustainability pledge, exemplified by OASI Zegna, where our Lanificio Zegna was established and our green philosophy was ignited. OASI Zegna is a unique model of our environmental consciousness, a territory that now covers 100km2 from Trivero to Valle Cervo in the Alpi Biellesi, that would not have been possible without the visionary approach of our founder.      As a living example of the company’s sustainable philosophy, Zegna is partnering with Green Pea to create a new shop-in-shop at the world’s first Green Retail Park in Turin, showcasing us as one of the most sustainable fashion luxury brands. Based on a true respect for earth and nature, Green Pea shares our company’s conscious mindset. With a 200m2space, the Zegna shop features an exclusive selection of our most iconic products, including the #UseTheExisting project, representing our commitment to sustainability. Launched with the Ermenegildo Zegna XXX F/W2019 collection, #UseTheExisting embodies our pledge to use more and more natural and technical fabrics developed with innovative processes from pre-existing and post-consumer sources with the aim to make the dream of zero waste possible. It’s a vision that perfectly complements Green Pea’s mission to feature high-quality products created using materials that are in harmony with nature. It’s an authentic vision requiring an individual commitment to meet a collective purpose.       “In an ever-changing world, luxury companies can simply adapt to changes or choose to be a positive force in driving these changes. Our responsibility is to leverage our past to build a better present and future. This carries over into everything we do, following our founder’s legacy. I’m very pleased that Zegna is part of the Green Pea project, partnering with Oscar Farinetti who shares the same sustainability ethos with us”, says Gildo Zegna, CEO of Ermenegildo Zegna.     Zegna’s offering within Green Pea will also include an exclusive Made to Measure brand experience featuring a unique selection of products and textiles, such as ACHILLFARMTMwool that comes directly from our own farm in Australia, and 12MILMIL12 woven from our luxurious, superfine Australian wool. Moreover, Zegna offers Green Pea’s customers a selection of handmade products developed in collaboration with the San Patrignano community and an exclusive new range of OASI Zegna cashmere plaids made with #UseTheExisting fabric. Beyond our products, customers will also have the opportunity to experience OASI Zegna first-hand in a scaled-down version of the nature park thoughtfully replicated outside its original environment: a walking pathway showcasing a total of 14 different botanical species on the building’s terrace, mapping out the history of our green lung OASI Zegna.

adidas for Prada Two Icons of Design and Innovation Come Together to Launch the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 silhouette
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adidas for Prada Two Icons of Design and Innovation Come Together to Launch the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 silhouette

Accessories The next iteration of the Adidas and Prada partnership has arrived. Until now, the two brands manifested their collaboration through a specific perspective as Prada brought its distinct lens to adidas, reinterpreting the Superstar sneaker with expert craftsmanship. For the next stage in the ongoing partnership, adidas brings its expertise to Prada, creating the forward thinking A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 silhouette for the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team.     Both Prada and adidas have continually expressed an innate passion for athletic performance. Prada has participated in the oldest trophy in sport, the America’s Cup, for over two decades with the Luna Rossa sailing team; adidas’ continuous commitment to pioneering sporting innovation and precision technology has also extended to the America’s Cup, as the brand equipped a challenger team between 2005 and 2007.     Crafted for the sport of sailing, the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 is inspired by the design of the new AC75 Luna Rossa boat as well as iconic Prada and adidas sneakers from the past. Celebrating a shared legacy of sporting excellence and designed as an extension of the athlete’s body, thesilhouette features a sleek, lightweight look and feel, matched with flexible barefoot stability. While the performance-focused shoes will be worn in competition by the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, a lifestyle version will be available for purchase.     Fueled by a combined dedication to innovation and sustainability, the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 serves as a collaborative step toward both brands' commitments for the environment. The upper is composed of PRIMEGREEN, a series of high-performance recycled materials, which is then complimented by a hydrophobic E-TPU outer shell, providing flexible, breathable support and preventing water from penetrating the silhouette. The sneaker’s ergonomically designed EVA tongue and perforated, soft, synthetic-suede inner saddle accentuate its sailing performance capabilities. Moreover, the sneaker features a perforated BOOST midsole as well as a wrap-around outsole to provide elevated protection, durability, and freedom of movement. The specially crafted laces which have been designed to be narrow at the bottom, enabling Speed Lacing, and wider at the top, preventing tied knots from coming open easily during competition. The silhouette then comes packaged in a sleek co- branded box that slips inside of a custom water-resistant pouch-bag.     Accompanying the launch of the silhouette is an elegantly shot campaign, which explores the sensation of lightness through visual depictions of luminosity and weightlessness.     Serving as the next evolution of this forward-thinking partnership, the adidas for Prada A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 silhouette launches globally in a white colorway on December 9 2020, via Prada boutiques and adidas flagship stores worldwide, alongside selected wholesalers. The range is also available via prada.com and adidas.com.     #adidasforPrada The next iteration of the Adidas and Prada partnership has arrived. Until now, the two brands manifested their collaboration through a specific perspective as Prada brought its distinct lens to adidas, reinterpreting the Superstar sneaker with expert craftsmanship. For the next stage in the ongoing partnership, adidas brings its expertise to Prada, creating the forward thinking A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 silhouette for the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team.     Both Prada and adidas have continually expressed an innate passion for athletic performance. Prada has participated in the oldest trophy in sport, the America’s Cup, for over two decades with the Luna Rossa sailing team; adidas’ continuous commitment to pioneering sporting innovation and precision technology has also extended to the America’s Cup, as the brand equipped a challenger team between 2005 and 2007.     Crafted for the sport of sailing, the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 is inspired by the design of the new AC75 Luna Rossa boat as well as iconic Prada and adidas sneakers from the past. Celebrating a shared legacy of sporting excellence and designed as an extension of the athlete’s body, thesilhouette features a sleek, lightweight look and feel, matched with flexible barefoot stability. While the performance-focused shoes will be worn in competition by the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team, a lifestyle version will be available for purchase.     Fueled by a combined dedication to innovation and sustainability, the A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 serves as a collaborative step toward both brands' commitments for the environment. The upper is composed of PRIMEGREEN, a series of high-performance recycled materials, which is then complimented by a hydrophobic E-TPU outer shell, providing flexible, breathable support and preventing water from penetrating the silhouette. The sneaker’s ergonomically designed EVA tongue and perforated, soft, synthetic-suede inner saddle accentuate its sailing performance capabilities. Moreover, the sneaker features a perforated BOOST midsole as well as a wrap-around outsole to provide elevated protection, durability, and freedom of movement. The specially crafted laces which have been designed to be narrow at the bottom, enabling Speed Lacing, and wider at the top, preventing tied knots from coming open easily during competition. The silhouette then comes packaged in a sleek co- branded box that slips inside of a custom water-resistant pouch-bag.     Accompanying the launch of the silhouette is an elegantly shot campaign, which explores the sensation of lightness through visual depictions of luminosity and weightlessness.     Serving as the next evolution of this forward-thinking partnership, the adidas for Prada A+P LUNA ROSSA 21 silhouette launches globally in a white colorway on December 9 2020, via Prada boutiques and adidas flagship stores worldwide, alongside selected wholesalers. The range is also available via prada.com and adidas.com.     #adidasforPrada

GUCCI IS SUPPORTING UNICEF USA TO HELP FUND THE SUPPLY AND EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF A SAFE COVID-19 VACCINE WITH A US$500,000 DONATION AND A 21-DAY MATCHING CHALLENGE
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GUCCI IS SUPPORTING UNICEF USA TO HELP FUND THE SUPPLY AND EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF A SAFE COVID-19 VACCINE WITH A US$500,000 DONATION AND A 21-DAY MATCHING CHALLENGE

Culture Gucci continues in its commitment to fight the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by making a donation of US$500,000 to UNICEF USA on behalf of the #GucciCommunity, to ensure the future COVID-19 vaccine is equitably procured and distributed in the most vulnerable communities around the world.     To encourage global solidarity for this work and further calling on its community, Gucci will also match funds raised for UNICEF's work, dollar for dollar, up to an additional USD $100,000 through the “21-day challenge”. Contributions made through https://gucci.benevity.org/community from Dec 5 until Dec 26, 2020, are eligible for this match.     “As the pandemic threatens the hard-won gains to protect and advance child’s rights around the world, UNICEF is working on the equitable global supply and distribution of a safe COVID-19 vaccine when available,” said Michael J. Nyenhuis, President & CEO, UNICEF USA. “UNICEF USA is incredibly grateful for Gucci’s support to help rally global solidarity on this work and their commitment to help every child survive and thrive.”     “No one is truly free unless we are all free: this also includes being free from sickness – said Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO, Gucci. Now that a COVID-19 vaccine appears to be ready for use, the true challenge is ensuring that it is procured and distributed fairly. This is why,  under the “We Are All In This Together” call to action we launched in March, we are today announcing a donation of $500,000 to UNICEF USA, to help in securing COVID-19 vaccines to the world’s most vulnerable communities. Over the next 21 days, everyone is invited to give their donations, large or small, which Gucci will match, up to a maximum of an additional $100,000.     This is a global battle, a global effort – continued Bizzarri  - and the commitment also needs to be global.”     Gucci is answering UNICEF’s global call for support for COVAX, the vaccine pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, an innovative global collaboration organised to accelerate the development and production of, and equitable access to, COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.     The global pandemic is not simply a health emergency, it is also a child rights crisis, which threatens to have lasting effects for the progress of an entire generation.      Global equitable access to a vaccine, through which healthcare workers and those most at risk can be protected, is the only way to mitigate the public health and economic impact of the pandemic, and this is what COVAX is designed to deliver.     Gucci’s donation will support UNICEF’s work in preparing for the roll-out of a safe vaccine, including logistics to forecast demand, the preparation of cold chains (temperature-controlled supply chains) and the advance purchasing of supplies. Furthermore, UNICEF will receive Gucci’s help to fund immunisation programming to build the capacity of local healthcare systems, and to ensure community awareness and mobilisation to make certain there is demand for vaccines when they arrive.     Gucci has a long history of partnering with UNICEF on many projects, however in choosing to work with the organisation in this instance the House is allying itself to an expert in the area of vaccine procurement and distribution. UNICEF is uniquely positioned to prepare for what could be the largest, most rapid vaccination programme the world has seen to date.     Already, UNICEF procures more than two billion doses of vaccines annually for routine immunisation and outbreak response on behalf of nearly 100 countries, making it the largest single vaccine buyer in the world; it has also been working on health systems-strengthening for the past 70 years and understands and supports the role of a grassroots approach to help positive health outcomes at community level.      Currently, UNICEF is leading efforts to procure and supply COVID-19 vaccines for more than 180 countries on behalf of the COVAX Facility. The COVAX Facility is open to all countries to ensure that no country is left without access to a future COVID-19 vaccine.     Gucci’s contribution to UNICEF will go towards activities such as: test kits helping to stop community transmission; cold chain equipment to keep doses of vaccines effective as UNICEF delivers them to low- and middle-income countries; the cost of transport of vaccines; oxygen concentrators with accessories to deliver oxygen therapy and monitoring to patients; and face masks to keep protecting personnel on the ground.     #GucciCommunity #UNICEFWontStop Gucci continues in its commitment to fight the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by making a donation of US$500,000 to UNICEF USA on behalf of the #GucciCommunity, to ensure the future COVID-19 vaccine is equitably procured and distributed in the most vulnerable communities around the world.     To encourage global solidarity for this work and further calling on its community, Gucci will also match funds raised for UNICEF's work, dollar for dollar, up to an additional USD $100,000 through the “21-day challenge”. Contributions made through https://gucci.benevity.org/community from Dec 5 until Dec 26, 2020, are eligible for this match.     “As the pandemic threatens the hard-won gains to protect and advance child’s rights around the world, UNICEF is working on the equitable global supply and distribution of a safe COVID-19 vaccine when available,” said Michael J. Nyenhuis, President & CEO, UNICEF USA. “UNICEF USA is incredibly grateful for Gucci’s support to help rally global solidarity on this work and their commitment to help every child survive and thrive.”     “No one is truly free unless we are all free: this also includes being free from sickness – said Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO, Gucci. Now that a COVID-19 vaccine appears to be ready for use, the true challenge is ensuring that it is procured and distributed fairly. This is why,  under the “We Are All In This Together” call to action we launched in March, we are today announcing a donation of $500,000 to UNICEF USA, to help in securing COVID-19 vaccines to the world’s most vulnerable communities. Over the next 21 days, everyone is invited to give their donations, large or small, which Gucci will match, up to a maximum of an additional $100,000.     This is a global battle, a global effort – continued Bizzarri  - and the commitment also needs to be global.”     Gucci is answering UNICEF’s global call for support for COVAX, the vaccine pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, an innovative global collaboration organised to accelerate the development and production of, and equitable access to, COVID-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.     The global pandemic is not simply a health emergency, it is also a child rights crisis, which threatens to have lasting effects for the progress of an entire generation.      Global equitable access to a vaccine, through which healthcare workers and those most at risk can be protected, is the only way to mitigate the public health and economic impact of the pandemic, and this is what COVAX is designed to deliver.     Gucci’s donation will support UNICEF’s work in preparing for the roll-out of a safe vaccine, including logistics to forecast demand, the preparation of cold chains (temperature-controlled supply chains) and the advance purchasing of supplies. Furthermore, UNICEF will receive Gucci’s help to fund immunisation programming to build the capacity of local healthcare systems, and to ensure community awareness and mobilisation to make certain there is demand for vaccines when they arrive.     Gucci has a long history of partnering with UNICEF on many projects, however in choosing to work with the organisation in this instance the House is allying itself to an expert in the area of vaccine procurement and distribution. UNICEF is uniquely positioned to prepare for what could be the largest, most rapid vaccination programme the world has seen to date.     Already, UNICEF procures more than two billion doses of vaccines annually for routine immunisation and outbreak response on behalf of nearly 100 countries, making it the largest single vaccine buyer in the world; it has also been working on health systems-strengthening for the past 70 years and understands and supports the role of a grassroots approach to help positive health outcomes at community level.      Currently, UNICEF is leading efforts to procure and supply COVID-19 vaccines for more than 180 countries on behalf of the COVAX Facility. The COVAX Facility is open to all countries to ensure that no country is left without access to a future COVID-19 vaccine.     Gucci’s contribution to UNICEF will go towards activities such as: test kits helping to stop community transmission; cold chain equipment to keep doses of vaccines effective as UNICEF delivers them to low- and middle-income countries; the cost of transport of vaccines; oxygen concentrators with accessories to deliver oxygen therapy and monitoring to patients; and face masks to keep protecting personnel on the ground.     #GucciCommunity #UNICEFWontStop

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ZENDAYA IS THE NEW FACE OF MAISON VALENTINO
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ZENDAYA IS THE NEW FACE OF MAISON VALENTINO

Fashion Zendaya enters the world of values of Pierpaolo Piccioli, which is resignifying the Codes of the Brand, creating new connections between past, present and an imaginary future. For the Creative Director of Valentino, the actress is a natural representative of his contemporary concept of romanticism.     The perception of identity within the contemporary community is the essential element of Piccioli’s creative process, which opens the individual’s vision to a poetry that belongs to reality, that aims to the creation of a personal imaginary made of self-expression and not of aspirations. An imaginary where it is possible to feel empathy. Awareness, inclusion, empathy and contemporary romanticism are the values that the Creative Director conveys to the Valentino community.     Zendaya and Pierpaolo share the identity values of a generation she speaks for, in her most spontaneous, personal and progressive way.     “The reason why we chose Zendaya as the new face for Valentino is because she perfectly embodies and represents what Valentino is and stands for, today. She is a powerful and fierce young woman that uses her talent and her work to express herself, her values and her generation as well.”Pierpaolo Piccioli     “I am honored to have been chosen as the face of Valentino. I’m so excited to begin this amazing collaboration with Pierpaolo and the entire Valentino family.”  Zendaya     #VALENTINOGARAVANI #ROMANSTUD Zendaya enters the world of values of Pierpaolo Piccioli, which is resignifying the Codes of the Brand, creating new connections between past, present and an imaginary future. For the Creative Director of Valentino, the actress is a natural representative of his contemporary concept of romanticism.     The perception of identity within the contemporary community is the essential element of Piccioli’s creative process, which opens the individual’s vision to a poetry that belongs to reality, that aims to the creation of a personal imaginary made of self-expression and not of aspirations. An imaginary where it is possible to feel empathy. Awareness, inclusion, empathy and contemporary romanticism are the values that the Creative Director conveys to the Valentino community.     Zendaya and Pierpaolo share the identity values of a generation she speaks for, in her most spontaneous, personal and progressive way.     “The reason why we chose Zendaya as the new face for Valentino is because she perfectly embodies and represents what Valentino is and stands for, today. She is a powerful and fierce young woman that uses her talent and her work to express herself, her values and her generation as well.”Pierpaolo Piccioli     “I am honored to have been chosen as the face of Valentino. I’m so excited to begin this amazing collaboration with Pierpaolo and the entire Valentino family.”  Zendaya     #VALENTINOGARAVANI #ROMANSTUD

Eternal Beauty by LOIS JEANS
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Eternal Beauty by LOIS JEANS

Fashion Dear Lois Lover,   Lois shows that it doesn’t act like everybody, but still is for everybody. The brand touched millions of hearts since 1962. We had an in influence on fashion, by making jeans fashionable, sexy and iconic instead of just a tough workwear product.   This is exactly how I feel about the supermodels Helena Christensen and Elle McPherson, who Kat Irlin shot for this project. They were one of the first and real supermodels and changed the industry with their iconic and eternal beauty.   Lois is for everybody, for any age, race, size, gender or religion and we are determined to bring back Lois to as many peoples hearts as possible. Seeing the magical pictures, that my dear friend Kat Irlin shot of these iconic ladies, shows that their beauty is eternal. No one could capture their personalities better than Kat did.   Even though we have never really met, I feel a stronger connection with Kat and the models than I ever did during a shoot, because our intentions are all pure and passionate. I can’t wait to reveal our third model to you soon.   The images with Helena are shot in her home in New York and the shoot with Elle were shot at the Faena hotel in Miami. All clothes were handpicked and specially curated by the models themselves.   As an ode to the ladies, Lois created an exhibition from the images in their Galeria in Amsterdam starting December 5th.   Lots of Love,   Arthur van Rongen   Creative Director Dear Lois Lover,   Lois shows that it doesn’t act like everybody, but still is for everybody. The brand touched millions of hearts since 1962. We had an in influence on fashion, by making jeans fashionable, sexy and iconic instead of just a tough workwear product.   This is exactly how I feel about the supermodels Helena Christensen and Elle McPherson, who Kat Irlin shot for this project. They were one of the first and real supermodels and changed the industry with their iconic and eternal beauty.   Lois is for everybody, for any age, race, size, gender or religion and we are determined to bring back Lois to as many peoples hearts as possible. Seeing the magical pictures, that my dear friend Kat Irlin shot of these iconic ladies, shows that their beauty is eternal. No one could capture their personalities better than Kat did.   Even though we have never really met, I feel a stronger connection with Kat and the models than I ever did during a shoot, because our intentions are all pure and passionate. I can’t wait to reveal our third model to you soon.   The images with Helena are shot in her home in New York and the shoot with Elle were shot at the Faena hotel in Miami. All clothes were handpicked and specially curated by the models themselves.   As an ode to the ladies, Lois created an exhibition from the images in their Galeria in Amsterdam starting December 5th.   Lots of Love,   Arthur van Rongen   Creative Director

The Dior Talk Series dedicated to Dior Lady Art
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The Dior Talk Series dedicated to Dior Lady Art

Accessories A new audio odyssey in the Dior Talks universe, the House’s original podcast series next showcases the guest artists who reinterpreted the iconic Lady Dior as unique artwork for the fifth edition of the Dior Lady Art project.     Artists from various horizons, from China to Madagascar, India to South Africa, and Russia to the United States, include Joël Andrianomearisoa, Judy Chicago, Gisela Colón, Song Dong, Bharti Kher, Mai-Thu Perret, Recycle Group, Chris Soal, Claire Tabouret and Olga Titus, who each recount their creative process as they transformed the emblematic bag, infusing its architecture and charms with their imagination and inspiration.     The series, hosted by journalist Katya Foreman, begins on Friday, December 4th, with a special episode dedicated to the extraordinary destiny of the Lady Dior, an object of art and desire, a virtuoso ode to freedom and excellence. A new audio odyssey in the Dior Talks universe, the House’s original podcast series next showcases the guest artists who reinterpreted the iconic Lady Dior as unique artwork for the fifth edition of the Dior Lady Art project.     Artists from various horizons, from China to Madagascar, India to South Africa, and Russia to the United States, include Joël Andrianomearisoa, Judy Chicago, Gisela Colón, Song Dong, Bharti Kher, Mai-Thu Perret, Recycle Group, Chris Soal, Claire Tabouret and Olga Titus, who each recount their creative process as they transformed the emblematic bag, infusing its architecture and charms with their imagination and inspiration.     The series, hosted by journalist Katya Foreman, begins on Friday, December 4th, with a special episode dedicated to the extraordinary destiny of the Lady Dior, an object of art and desire, a virtuoso ode to freedom and excellence.

In conversation with Nina Kraviz
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In conversation with Nina Kraviz

Music We had a delight interviewing one of our favorite artists Nina Kraviz for our new issue "Dream" as well as working with her on a cover story that is now available on Boutiquemags.com and in stores.         HOW DOES YOUR RESEARCH PROCESS WORK WHEN PREPPING A NEW SET TO PLAY AT A GIG OR A FESTIVAL? DO YOU LIKE TO INCLUDE A LOT OF NEW UNKNOWN TALENTS AS WELL AND THEIR MUSIC, IF SO WHERE DO YOU FIND THEIR TRACKS?   I LOVE PLAYING UNRELEASED MUSIC AND HAVING A LABEL HELPS WITH THAT A LOT. I LOVE CREATING UNIQUE SONICSCAPE RELATED TO A CERTAIN MOMENT OF TIME AND THE IDEA THAT FEW PEOPLE HAVE HEARD IT BEFORE MAKES THIS PROCESS VERY EXCITING. NEVERTHELESS THERE ARE A FEW MORE ESSENTIAL THINGS FOR A DJ OUT THERE. THE CONTEXT IN WHICH YOU PUT CERTAIN MUSIC, THE ATMOSPHERE YOU CREATE WITH IT AND THE INTENSION YOU PUT BEHIND IT. IN THAT SENSE IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YEAR THE MUSIC WAS RELEASED OR IF IT HASN’T BEEN RELEASED YET. SOMETIMES I'D SNEAK SOMETHING COMPLETELY UNRELATED IN MY DJ SET TO SEE HOW DIFFERENT GENRES WORK IN A NEW CONTEXT. ITS NOT ALWAYS WORKING BUT WHEN IT DOES - UHHH! THAT FEELS SO GOOD! ITS ADDICTIVE! FOLLOWING THAT IDEA EVEN THE MOST CHEESY TRACK PUT IN THE RIGHT CONTEXT CAN SOUND COOL AND THE MOST AMAZING TRACK CAN SOUND QUITE FLAT. I ALSO HAVE A VERY GOOD EVER EMERGING COLLECTION OF VINYL WHICH IS A GOOD SOURCE OF INSPIRATION IN FINDING A “THEME” FOR A SET. BUT LITTERALLY EVERYTHING CAN BE A THEME FOR A SET. EVEN A FAMOUS POP SONG THAT YOU HEARD ON A RADIO.     HOW DO YOU THINK COVID-19 WILL AFFECT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BOTH LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM? HOW DO YOU SEE THE IMPACT OF CORONA CRISIS ON THE GENERAL PERCEPTION OF MUSIC?   THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WILL DEFINITELY CHANGE. TO THE BETTER OR TO THE WORST -WE'LL SEE.     HOW DID YOU SPEND YOUR QUARANTINE TIME AND WERE YOU STILL ABLE TO CREATE WHILE BEING QUARANTINED?   IN THE BEGINNING I FELT CONFUSED. THE WHOLE SITUATION REMINDED ME OF A FEW DYSTOPIAN NOVELS I USED TO READ. BUT JUST OF A SUDDEN THE WEIRDNESS BECAME A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION. I FINISHED A COUPLE OF REMIXES, ESTABLISHED “HOT STEEL”-NEW PROJECT ON MY LABEL WHERE I PLAY AND RELEASE MUSIC FROM MOSTLY UNKNOWN ARTISTS, AND STARTED WORKING ON MY ALBUM. SUDDENLY I FOUND MYSELF APPRECIATING THE TIME THAT I WAS GIVEN AS A CHANCE TO DO CREATIVE THINGS. I WORKED ON MUSIC ALMOST EVERY DAY WRITING NEW SONGS AND PRODUCING NEW BEATS. I STARTED TAKING VOCAL AND PIANO CLASSES.     TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT IS NOT ON YOUR RESUME.   I HAVE BEEN CRAZY ABOUT BULLTERRIERS LATELY.     WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TELL WITH YOUR MUSIC, AND WHAT THEMES ARE YOU EXPLORING WITH YOUR MUSIC?   MUSIC IS MY FAVORITE MEDIUM TO TRANSLATE FEELINGS. WHEN I COMPOSE SONGS THE CHOICE OF MELODIES AND WORDS IS ALMOST UNCONSCIOUS. SOMETIMES IT TAKES TIME FOR MYSELF TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS THAT I WAS SCREAMING IN THE MICROPHONE LAST NIGHT. WHEN IT COMES TO MIXING RECORDS AS A DJ ITS ALSO THE WAY YOU THINK THAT IS SUDDENLY AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE TO WITNESS. YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE RHYTHM AND SONIC TEXTURES, YOUR CHOICE OF SONGS AND THE WAY YOU MIX IT TOGETHER CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT THAT.     WHAT IS YOUR STORY AND HOW DOES IT REFLECT IN YOUR WORK? WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU AND WHAT MADE YOU START MAKING MUSIC IN THE FIRST PLACE?   I THINK THE LISTENER CAN ANSWER THIS QUESTION BETTER AS THERE ARE AS MANY STORIES AS THERE ARE LISTENERS. EVERY LISTENER ADDS SOMETHING OF THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE TO IT SO THE STORY IS EVERDEVELOPING. MUSIC IS A PART OF MY LIFE AND, HAS ALWAYS BEEN SINCE I REMEMBER MYSELF, AND THE MOMENT WHEN I MADE MY FIRST SONG FELT AS A NATURAL PROGRESSION OF THAT.     WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN STORE FOR US NEXT? WORKING ON ANYTHING EXCITING TO COME?    I WROTE MUSIC FOR COMPUTER GAME “CYBERPUNK 2077”. I WILL ALSO HAVE MY CHARACTER IN THE GAME THAT IS GOING TO BE LAUNCHED IN DECEMBER 10TH. I WILL PLAY A LITTLE PRE-LAUNCH SET IN A FORM OF A STREAM WHERE THAT MUSIC FROM THE GAME WILL BE PREMIERED. I MAY ALSO DROP MY NEW SINGLE EARLY NEXT YEAR. THE SONG IS CALLED “SKYSCRAPERS” AND HOPEFULLY RELEASE MY  ALBUM.     I HAVE SEEN YOU WERE PERFORMING A LOT EVEN DURING COVID-19. HOW IS IT LIKE PERFORMING DURING THESE CRAZY TIMES?   I WOULDN’T SAY I PERFORMED A LOT. IN FACT I ONLY DID ONE WEEKEND OF SHOWS. IN GREECE AND ITALY IN AUGUST. I HAVE TO SAY I WAS SO HAPPY TO PERFORM FOR THE PEOPLE AGAIN. THE GREEK SHOW WAS A BIT UNUSUAL AS IT WAS A SOCIAL DISTANCED EVENT WITH GUESTS ALOCATED TO THEIR TABLES BUT THE ITALIAN SHOWS SEEMED ALMOST NORMAL JUST WITH A  REDUCED CAPACITY. I WAS LUCKY TO PLAY AS THAT TIME THE NUMBERS IN ITALY WERE VERY LOW AND MOST OF THE CLUBS WERE OPEN SINCE JUNE. IT WAS HARD TO ENTER EUROPE BECAUSE THE COUNTRY WHERE I SPENT THE ENTIRE QUARANTINE HAD ITS BORDERS CLOSED TILL AUGUST. TO BE TRAVELING AND PLAYING FOR REAL  PEOPLE AGAIN, SEEING MY FRIENDS AND SPENDING SOME TIME WITH THEM IN GREECE AND ITALY MADE IT SUCH A SPECIAL AND SO MUCH APPRECIATED EXPERIENCE. IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST HOLIDAYS I HAVE EVER HAD. I ALSO PLAYED IN ST.PETERSBURG AT A LOCAL 3 DAY FESTIVAL CALLED "PRESENT PERFECT" WHERE I HAD A STAGE FOR MY LABEL TRIP AND ALL RUSSIAN MEMBERS OF THE LABEL PERFORMED THERE. IT WAS AGAIN A VERY EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE AND FELT LIKE A FAMILY GATHERING.     DESCRIBE THE FEELING YOU FEEL WHEN PERFORMING IN FRONT OF A BIG AUDIENCE.   ITS AS EXCITING AS ITS SCARY. YOU ALMOST WANT OT RUN AWAY BUT ITS TOO LATE- YOU ARE ALREADY THERE AND YOU BETTER ROCK THE SH..T OUT OF IT :)     YOU ARE IN MY OPINION AND OPINION OF MANY OTHERS, THE QUEEN OF TECHNO. HOW IS IT LIKE WORKING IN MOSTLY MALE DOMINATED INDUSTRY, HAS THAT EVER BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR YOU?   IT’S A LOT EASIER FOR A WOMAN NOW. I REMEMBER ONE TIME WHERE I WAS LITERALLY THROWN OUT OF THE DJ BOOTH IN FRONT OF MY AUDIENCE. MALE COLLEAGUES HAVE CALLEM ME ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN THE PRESS. AND THAT WAS LIKED AND ACCEPTED BY MUSIC JOURNALISTS . LATER THE PERSON CONCEARNED WOULD BE BE PRAISED AND CALLED LEGEND FOR DOING SO. ALL OF THAT SUDDENLY CHANGED WITHT HE RISE OF ANTI-SEXISTS MOVEMENTS. ALTHOUGH I HAVE TO SAY THAT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. AND NOT ONLY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.     HOW DO YOU COPE WITH TRAVELING ALL THE TIME (IN NORMAL TIMES) AND WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO STAY IN GOOD MENTAL SHAPE?   JUST LOVE MY PROFESSION SO MUCH THAT I ACCEPT EVERYTHING THAT COMES TOGETHER WITH IT. AND YES IT DOESNT ALWAYS MEAN GOOD MENTAL SHAPE.      DID YOU DREAM OF BEING AN ARTISTS AND PERFORMER AS A CHILD, OR DID THAT JUST HAPPEN SPONTANEOUSLY?   WHEN I WAS A CHILD I DREAMT TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL DANCER. INSTEAD I BECAME A DENTIST BECAUSE IT FELT LIKE A MORE REALISTIC PLAN. FOR MY PARENTS:) I REMEMBER MY SINGING SINCE THE TIME I REMEMBER MYSELF. I USED TO TELL MY PARENTS THAT I WAS SICK NOT TO GO TO SCHOOL SO I COULD STAY HOME AND SING “IMMIGRANT SONG” BY LED ZEPPELIN.     WHAT TRACK DO YOU KEEP RE-LISTENING TO AT THE MOMENT AND WHY?   I KEEP RE-LISTENING TO THIS HUNDRED AND FIRST VERSION OF MY NEW SONG “SKYSCRAPERS” DECIDING IF THE NEWLY ADDED JUPITER PAD SOUNDS JUST FINE OR IS IT ACTUALLY TOO LOUD AND OVERSHADOWING THE VOCALS AND ALL OTHER SYNTHS IN THE BACKGROUND?     I WATCHED YOU LIVE ALSO AT THE VIRTUAL FESTIVAL AWAKENINGS EARLIER THIS SUMMER. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE FOR YOU OF PERFORMING VIRTUALLY?   IT HAS BEEN AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE. NEVERTHELESS I'VE LEARNT THAT I LOVE FACE-TO-FACE PERFORMING FOR MY BELOVED AUDIENCE MORE!     WHAT IS YOUR ADVISE FOR YOUNG GIRLS WHO ARE INSPIRED BY YOU AND WANT TO BECOME DJ’S AND ARTISTS AS WELL?   WATCH THE ARTIST YOU LOVE AND ADMIRE, THEN UNSEE WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN AND DO IT YOUR OWN WAY.     CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LABEL TRIP. WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANNED NEXT?   TRIP IS MY FAVORITE THING REALLY. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. EVERY SINGLE ARTIST AND EVERY SINGLE RECORD. I HAVE BEEN RUNNING IT SINCE 2014 AND SOME OF THE RELEASES INCLUDE MUSIC THAT ARE CONSIDERED TO BE CLASSICS TODAY. SO NEXT YEAR I WILL REPRESS MOST OF THE CATALOG FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE REPRESSES WILL NOT LOOK THE SAME TO KEEP THE ORIGINAL FIRST PRESS COPIES SPECIAL. THE NEW RELEASE IS COMING SOON AND IT WILL ACTUALLY BE A DUTCH ARTIST: DENIRO.   ON TOP OF THIS THE SECOND EDITION OF “HOT STEEL “ DIGITAL ONLY COMPILATION IS ABOUT TO BE OUT. I HAVE SELECTED MY FAVORITES FROM HUNDREDS OF TRACKS THAT PEOPLE SENT ME AND THOSE THAT I MANAGED TO LISTEN AND I LIKE A LOT. ITS NOT STRAIGHT IN YOUR FACE HITS RATHER COOL.   ELECTRONICA. YET THERE IS ONE TRACK IN THERE THAT MANY DUTCH PEOPLE MIGHT KNOW. ITS A TECHNO REMAKE OF A VERY FAMOUS HIP HOP SONG ‘WATSGEBURT” MADE BY DUTCH TECHNO ARTIST DISSOLVER.     A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME YOU RE WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM WHERE YOU WILL BE USING YOUR VOICE AND SOME POP AMONG OTHER THINGS. CAN YOU TELL OUR READERS MORE ABOUT IT, IT SOUNDS VERY EXCITING.   AS I SAID BEFORE I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON NEW MUSIC SINCE A WHILE NOW. I RECORDED QUIET A LOT AND ITS MOSTLY SONGS. UNLIKE MY FIRST ALBUM WHICH WAS RECORDED IN RELATIVELY SHORT TIME AND WAS VERY INTUITIVE AND MINIMALIST IN TERMS OF PRODUCTION. THIS TIME ON TOP OF COMPOSING AND PRODUCTION ITSELF I HAVE BEEN DEDICATING MUCH MORE TIME TO ARRANGEMENT SIDE, EXPLORING HARMONICAL SIDE MORE AND PAYING A LOT OF ATTENTION TO MY PERFORMANCE AS A VOCALIST. LIKE WITH THE FIRST ALBUM I AM STILL ONE- WOMAN ORCHESTRA, DOING EVERYTHING ON MY OWN -FROM COMPOSING, ARRANGING, PRODUCING  TO SINGING AND SONG -WRITING.      EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS: TALENT: NINA KRAVIZ PHOTOGRAPHER: BYRON SPENCER & ELINE HOYOIS STYLIST: DIONE OCCHIPINTI CASTING / EIC: TIMOTEJ LETONJA HAIR AND MAKE-UP: JONATHAN SANCHEZ AT KASTEEL MANAGEMENT USING MAC Cosmetics and Bumble & Bumble LOCATION: HOXTON HOTEL PARIS STYLING ASSISTANTS: SARA ROSITA & FLAVIA RAUEN SPECIAL THANKS TO ALBA MELENDO & PASCAL LOPERENA We had a delight interviewing one of our favorite artists Nina Kraviz for our new issue "Dream" as well as working with her on a cover story that is now available on Boutiquemags.com and in stores.         HOW DOES YOUR RESEARCH PROCESS WORK WHEN PREPPING A NEW SET TO PLAY AT A GIG OR A FESTIVAL? DO YOU LIKE TO INCLUDE A LOT OF NEW UNKNOWN TALENTS AS WELL AND THEIR MUSIC, IF SO WHERE DO YOU FIND THEIR TRACKS?   I LOVE PLAYING UNRELEASED MUSIC AND HAVING A LABEL HELPS WITH THAT A LOT. I LOVE CREATING UNIQUE SONICSCAPE RELATED TO A CERTAIN MOMENT OF TIME AND THE IDEA THAT FEW PEOPLE HAVE HEARD IT BEFORE MAKES THIS PROCESS VERY EXCITING. NEVERTHELESS THERE ARE A FEW MORE ESSENTIAL THINGS FOR A DJ OUT THERE. THE CONTEXT IN WHICH YOU PUT CERTAIN MUSIC, THE ATMOSPHERE YOU CREATE WITH IT AND THE INTENSION YOU PUT BEHIND IT. IN THAT SENSE IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YEAR THE MUSIC WAS RELEASED OR IF IT HASN’T BEEN RELEASED YET. SOMETIMES I'D SNEAK SOMETHING COMPLETELY UNRELATED IN MY DJ SET TO SEE HOW DIFFERENT GENRES WORK IN A NEW CONTEXT. ITS NOT ALWAYS WORKING BUT WHEN IT DOES - UHHH! THAT FEELS SO GOOD! ITS ADDICTIVE! FOLLOWING THAT IDEA EVEN THE MOST CHEESY TRACK PUT IN THE RIGHT CONTEXT CAN SOUND COOL AND THE MOST AMAZING TRACK CAN SOUND QUITE FLAT. I ALSO HAVE A VERY GOOD EVER EMERGING COLLECTION OF VINYL WHICH IS A GOOD SOURCE OF INSPIRATION IN FINDING A “THEME” FOR A SET. BUT LITTERALLY EVERYTHING CAN BE A THEME FOR A SET. EVEN A FAMOUS POP SONG THAT YOU HEARD ON A RADIO.     HOW DO YOU THINK COVID-19 WILL AFFECT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BOTH LONG-TERM AND SHORT-TERM? HOW DO YOU SEE THE IMPACT OF CORONA CRISIS ON THE GENERAL PERCEPTION OF MUSIC?   THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WILL DEFINITELY CHANGE. TO THE BETTER OR TO THE WORST -WE'LL SEE.     HOW DID YOU SPEND YOUR QUARANTINE TIME AND WERE YOU STILL ABLE TO CREATE WHILE BEING QUARANTINED?   IN THE BEGINNING I FELT CONFUSED. THE WHOLE SITUATION REMINDED ME OF A FEW DYSTOPIAN NOVELS I USED TO READ. BUT JUST OF A SUDDEN THE WEIRDNESS BECAME A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION. I FINISHED A COUPLE OF REMIXES, ESTABLISHED “HOT STEEL”-NEW PROJECT ON MY LABEL WHERE I PLAY AND RELEASE MUSIC FROM MOSTLY UNKNOWN ARTISTS, AND STARTED WORKING ON MY ALBUM. SUDDENLY I FOUND MYSELF APPRECIATING THE TIME THAT I WAS GIVEN AS A CHANCE TO DO CREATIVE THINGS. I WORKED ON MUSIC ALMOST EVERY DAY WRITING NEW SONGS AND PRODUCING NEW BEATS. I STARTED TAKING VOCAL AND PIANO CLASSES.     TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT IS NOT ON YOUR RESUME.   I HAVE BEEN CRAZY ABOUT BULLTERRIERS LATELY.     WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TELL WITH YOUR MUSIC, AND WHAT THEMES ARE YOU EXPLORING WITH YOUR MUSIC?   MUSIC IS MY FAVORITE MEDIUM TO TRANSLATE FEELINGS. WHEN I COMPOSE SONGS THE CHOICE OF MELODIES AND WORDS IS ALMOST UNCONSCIOUS. SOMETIMES IT TAKES TIME FOR MYSELF TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS THAT I WAS SCREAMING IN THE MICROPHONE LAST NIGHT. WHEN IT COMES TO MIXING RECORDS AS A DJ ITS ALSO THE WAY YOU THINK THAT IS SUDDENLY AVAILABLE FOR EVERYONE TO WITNESS. YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE RHYTHM AND SONIC TEXTURES, YOUR CHOICE OF SONGS AND THE WAY YOU MIX IT TOGETHER CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT THAT.     WHAT IS YOUR STORY AND HOW DOES IT REFLECT IN YOUR WORK? WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU AND WHAT MADE YOU START MAKING MUSIC IN THE FIRST PLACE?   I THINK THE LISTENER CAN ANSWER THIS QUESTION BETTER AS THERE ARE AS MANY STORIES AS THERE ARE LISTENERS. EVERY LISTENER ADDS SOMETHING OF THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE TO IT SO THE STORY IS EVERDEVELOPING. MUSIC IS A PART OF MY LIFE AND, HAS ALWAYS BEEN SINCE I REMEMBER MYSELF, AND THE MOMENT WHEN I MADE MY FIRST SONG FELT AS A NATURAL PROGRESSION OF THAT.     WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN STORE FOR US NEXT? WORKING ON ANYTHING EXCITING TO COME?    I WROTE MUSIC FOR COMPUTER GAME “CYBERPUNK 2077”. I WILL ALSO HAVE MY CHARACTER IN THE GAME THAT IS GOING TO BE LAUNCHED IN DECEMBER 10TH. I WILL PLAY A LITTLE PRE-LAUNCH SET IN A FORM OF A STREAM WHERE THAT MUSIC FROM THE GAME WILL BE PREMIERED. I MAY ALSO DROP MY NEW SINGLE EARLY NEXT YEAR. THE SONG IS CALLED “SKYSCRAPERS” AND HOPEFULLY RELEASE MY  ALBUM.     I HAVE SEEN YOU WERE PERFORMING A LOT EVEN DURING COVID-19. HOW IS IT LIKE PERFORMING DURING THESE CRAZY TIMES?   I WOULDN’T SAY I PERFORMED A LOT. IN FACT I ONLY DID ONE WEEKEND OF SHOWS. IN GREECE AND ITALY IN AUGUST. I HAVE TO SAY I WAS SO HAPPY TO PERFORM FOR THE PEOPLE AGAIN. THE GREEK SHOW WAS A BIT UNUSUAL AS IT WAS A SOCIAL DISTANCED EVENT WITH GUESTS ALOCATED TO THEIR TABLES BUT THE ITALIAN SHOWS SEEMED ALMOST NORMAL JUST WITH A  REDUCED CAPACITY. I WAS LUCKY TO PLAY AS THAT TIME THE NUMBERS IN ITALY WERE VERY LOW AND MOST OF THE CLUBS WERE OPEN SINCE JUNE. IT WAS HARD TO ENTER EUROPE BECAUSE THE COUNTRY WHERE I SPENT THE ENTIRE QUARANTINE HAD ITS BORDERS CLOSED TILL AUGUST. TO BE TRAVELING AND PLAYING FOR REAL  PEOPLE AGAIN, SEEING MY FRIENDS AND SPENDING SOME TIME WITH THEM IN GREECE AND ITALY MADE IT SUCH A SPECIAL AND SO MUCH APPRECIATED EXPERIENCE. IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST HOLIDAYS I HAVE EVER HAD. I ALSO PLAYED IN ST.PETERSBURG AT A LOCAL 3 DAY FESTIVAL CALLED "PRESENT PERFECT" WHERE I HAD A STAGE FOR MY LABEL TRIP AND ALL RUSSIAN MEMBERS OF THE LABEL PERFORMED THERE. IT WAS AGAIN A VERY EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE AND FELT LIKE A FAMILY GATHERING.     DESCRIBE THE FEELING YOU FEEL WHEN PERFORMING IN FRONT OF A BIG AUDIENCE.   ITS AS EXCITING AS ITS SCARY. YOU ALMOST WANT OT RUN AWAY BUT ITS TOO LATE- YOU ARE ALREADY THERE AND YOU BETTER ROCK THE SH..T OUT OF IT :)     YOU ARE IN MY OPINION AND OPINION OF MANY OTHERS, THE QUEEN OF TECHNO. HOW IS IT LIKE WORKING IN MOSTLY MALE DOMINATED INDUSTRY, HAS THAT EVER BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR YOU?   IT’S A LOT EASIER FOR A WOMAN NOW. I REMEMBER ONE TIME WHERE I WAS LITERALLY THROWN OUT OF THE DJ BOOTH IN FRONT OF MY AUDIENCE. MALE COLLEAGUES HAVE CALLEM ME ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN THE PRESS. AND THAT WAS LIKED AND ACCEPTED BY MUSIC JOURNALISTS . LATER THE PERSON CONCEARNED WOULD BE BE PRAISED AND CALLED LEGEND FOR DOING SO. ALL OF THAT SUDDENLY CHANGED WITHT HE RISE OF ANTI-SEXISTS MOVEMENTS. ALTHOUGH I HAVE TO SAY THAT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO. AND NOT ONLY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.     HOW DO YOU COPE WITH TRAVELING ALL THE TIME (IN NORMAL TIMES) AND WHAT IS YOUR SECRET TO STAY IN GOOD MENTAL SHAPE?   JUST LOVE MY PROFESSION SO MUCH THAT I ACCEPT EVERYTHING THAT COMES TOGETHER WITH IT. AND YES IT DOESNT ALWAYS MEAN GOOD MENTAL SHAPE.      DID YOU DREAM OF BEING AN ARTISTS AND PERFORMER AS A CHILD, OR DID THAT JUST HAPPEN SPONTANEOUSLY?   WHEN I WAS A CHILD I DREAMT TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL DANCER. INSTEAD I BECAME A DENTIST BECAUSE IT FELT LIKE A MORE REALISTIC PLAN. FOR MY PARENTS:) I REMEMBER MY SINGING SINCE THE TIME I REMEMBER MYSELF. I USED TO TELL MY PARENTS THAT I WAS SICK NOT TO GO TO SCHOOL SO I COULD STAY HOME AND SING “IMMIGRANT SONG” BY LED ZEPPELIN.     WHAT TRACK DO YOU KEEP RE-LISTENING TO AT THE MOMENT AND WHY?   I KEEP RE-LISTENING TO THIS HUNDRED AND FIRST VERSION OF MY NEW SONG “SKYSCRAPERS” DECIDING IF THE NEWLY ADDED JUPITER PAD SOUNDS JUST FINE OR IS IT ACTUALLY TOO LOUD AND OVERSHADOWING THE VOCALS AND ALL OTHER SYNTHS IN THE BACKGROUND?     I WATCHED YOU LIVE ALSO AT THE VIRTUAL FESTIVAL AWAKENINGS EARLIER THIS SUMMER. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE FOR YOU OF PERFORMING VIRTUALLY?   IT HAS BEEN AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE. NEVERTHELESS I'VE LEARNT THAT I LOVE FACE-TO-FACE PERFORMING FOR MY BELOVED AUDIENCE MORE!     WHAT IS YOUR ADVISE FOR YOUNG GIRLS WHO ARE INSPIRED BY YOU AND WANT TO BECOME DJ’S AND ARTISTS AS WELL?   WATCH THE ARTIST YOU LOVE AND ADMIRE, THEN UNSEE WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN AND DO IT YOUR OWN WAY.     CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LABEL TRIP. WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANNED NEXT?   TRIP IS MY FAVORITE THING REALLY. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. EVERY SINGLE ARTIST AND EVERY SINGLE RECORD. I HAVE BEEN RUNNING IT SINCE 2014 AND SOME OF THE RELEASES INCLUDE MUSIC THAT ARE CONSIDERED TO BE CLASSICS TODAY. SO NEXT YEAR I WILL REPRESS MOST OF THE CATALOG FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE REPRESSES WILL NOT LOOK THE SAME TO KEEP THE ORIGINAL FIRST PRESS COPIES SPECIAL. THE NEW RELEASE IS COMING SOON AND IT WILL ACTUALLY BE A DUTCH ARTIST: DENIRO.   ON TOP OF THIS THE SECOND EDITION OF “HOT STEEL “ DIGITAL ONLY COMPILATION IS ABOUT TO BE OUT. I HAVE SELECTED MY FAVORITES FROM HUNDREDS OF TRACKS THAT PEOPLE SENT ME AND THOSE THAT I MANAGED TO LISTEN AND I LIKE A LOT. ITS NOT STRAIGHT IN YOUR FACE HITS RATHER COOL.   ELECTRONICA. YET THERE IS ONE TRACK IN THERE THAT MANY DUTCH PEOPLE MIGHT KNOW. ITS A TECHNO REMAKE OF A VERY FAMOUS HIP HOP SONG ‘WATSGEBURT” MADE BY DUTCH TECHNO ARTIST DISSOLVER.     A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME YOU RE WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM WHERE YOU WILL BE USING YOUR VOICE AND SOME POP AMONG OTHER THINGS. CAN YOU TELL OUR READERS MORE ABOUT IT, IT SOUNDS VERY EXCITING.   AS I SAID BEFORE I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON NEW MUSIC SINCE A WHILE NOW. I RECORDED QUIET A LOT AND ITS MOSTLY SONGS. UNLIKE MY FIRST ALBUM WHICH WAS RECORDED IN RELATIVELY SHORT TIME AND WAS VERY INTUITIVE AND MINIMALIST IN TERMS OF PRODUCTION. THIS TIME ON TOP OF COMPOSING AND PRODUCTION ITSELF I HAVE BEEN DEDICATING MUCH MORE TIME TO ARRANGEMENT SIDE, EXPLORING HARMONICAL SIDE MORE AND PAYING A LOT OF ATTENTION TO MY PERFORMANCE AS A VOCALIST. LIKE WITH THE FIRST ALBUM I AM STILL ONE- WOMAN ORCHESTRA, DOING EVERYTHING ON MY OWN -FROM COMPOSING, ARRANGING, PRODUCING  TO SINGING AND SONG -WRITING.      EDITORIAL TEAM CREDITS: TALENT: NINA KRAVIZ PHOTOGRAPHER: BYRON SPENCER & ELINE HOYOIS STYLIST: DIONE OCCHIPINTI CASTING / EIC: TIMOTEJ LETONJA HAIR AND MAKE-UP: JONATHAN SANCHEZ AT KASTEEL MANAGEMENT USING MAC Cosmetics and Bumble & Bumble LOCATION: HOXTON HOTEL PARIS STYLING ASSISTANTS: SARA ROSITA & FLAVIA RAUEN SPECIAL THANKS TO ALBA MELENDO & PASCAL LOPERENA

YOOX stars Mahmood for the first episode of Holiday Beats
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YOOX stars Mahmood for the first episode of Holiday Beats

Fashion This holiday season, YOOX brings together three stars within the creative world for its first-ever Holiday Beats. Not a conventional music show, a one-of-a-kind happening featuring singers Mahmoodand Stefflon Donand & visual artist Nico Vascellari. YOOX will debut Holiday Beats on December 3rd at 5pm CET with its pilot episode featuring Italian singer and songwriter Mahmood, the first of three talents to partake in a digital conversation discussing their career, music, and society. Mahmood will also dive into this year’s hot topics such as inclusivity and diversity, as well as how the holidays are an important time for everyone to acknowledge and do their part."Anything that allows me to share myself beyond music becomes another way of expressing myself, even more if done for a charity."During the talk, Mahmood will unveil the limited-edition capsule created exclusively for YOOX. The collection features two drawings made by the singer during his childhood, silk-screened on white organic-cotton sweatshirts and long sleeve t-shirts."They are drawings made during kindergarten that I wanted to have printed for this capsule because I wanted to give something of myself, something that was meaningful and personal to me."Mahmood has decided to donate proceeds from the sale of the holiday capsule to Moige-Movimento Italiano Genitori (the Italian Parents Movement), an Italian charity committed to supporting the rights of children and their parents as they work with schools to fight bullying and cyberbullying. “Inclusivity is an extremely important value that is deeply rooted in my upbringing. I want to support MOIGE because it promotes initiatives to combat bullying and educates young people to face every day challenges.YOOX’s holiday gift guide, YOOX Gift Parade, will also feature exclusive merchandise co-curated by Mahmood. This holiday season, YOOX brings together three stars within the creative world for its first-ever Holiday Beats. Not a conventional music show, a one-of-a-kind happening featuring singers Mahmoodand Stefflon Donand & visual artist Nico Vascellari. YOOX will debut Holiday Beats on December 3rd at 5pm CET with its pilot episode featuring Italian singer and songwriter Mahmood, the first of three talents to partake in a digital conversation discussing their career, music, and society. Mahmood will also dive into this year’s hot topics such as inclusivity and diversity, as well as how the holidays are an important time for everyone to acknowledge and do their part."Anything that allows me to share myself beyond music becomes another way of expressing myself, even more if done for a charity."During the talk, Mahmood will unveil the limited-edition capsule created exclusively for YOOX. The collection features two drawings made by the singer during his childhood, silk-screened on white organic-cotton sweatshirts and long sleeve t-shirts."They are drawings made during kindergarten that I wanted to have printed for this capsule because I wanted to give something of myself, something that was meaningful and personal to me."Mahmood has decided to donate proceeds from the sale of the holiday capsule to Moige-Movimento Italiano Genitori (the Italian Parents Movement), an Italian charity committed to supporting the rights of children and their parents as they work with schools to fight bullying and cyberbullying. “Inclusivity is an extremely important value that is deeply rooted in my upbringing. I want to support MOIGE because it promotes initiatives to combat bullying and educates young people to face every day challenges.YOOX’s holiday gift guide, YOOX Gift Parade, will also feature exclusive merchandise co-curated by Mahmood.

GCDS FW20/21 SHOT BY PIERRE ANGE CARLOTTI
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GCDS FW20/21 SHOT BY PIERRE ANGE CARLOTTI

Fashion GCDS reveals its new Fall / Winter 20 / 21 campaign shot by French photog- rapher Pierre Ange Carlotti. GCDS has always represent at its best the young generation of this era with an exciting print and panoramic mindfulness. Shot in Nice, France, this campaign was conceived with a different mind set than usu- al, given it was post the Italian lockdown, what Giuliano imagined and wanted this campaign to broadcast was fun, free and playful elegance. Maintaining its classic nature , which is streetwear , with the use of colored silks and precious stones pulling the strings of a new modern luxury .     Pierre Ange Carlotti shot maintaining his foxiness and balanced it with our irony. The campaign brought together an impeccable casting and portraying GCDS by all means. Beginning with English rapper Bakarr , who wore the cloth- ing beautifully by dripping in pearls and latex gloves. It was close to Giuliano Calza’s heart to shoot along the other models, poet and activist Kai Isaiah Jamal not only for their rare beauty, but sharing same beliefs and ideologies. At last supermodel Stella Lucia represented the beauty and the lightheartedness GCDS wanted to portray with the this campaign.     According to Giuliano, “It’s essential to own what makes us unique, because nobody else shares your same recipe of ingredients, and this GCDS’s drive .”     Credits: Photographer: Pierre-Ange Carlotti Models: Bakar Kai, Isaiah Jamal, Stella Lucia Stylist: Helena Tejedor Hair stylist: Ramona Eschbach Makeup artist: Patrick Glatthaar GCDS reveals its new Fall / Winter 20 / 21 campaign shot by French photog- rapher Pierre Ange Carlotti. GCDS has always represent at its best the young generation of this era with an exciting print and panoramic mindfulness. Shot in Nice, France, this campaign was conceived with a different mind set than usu- al, given it was post the Italian lockdown, what Giuliano imagined and wanted this campaign to broadcast was fun, free and playful elegance. Maintaining its classic nature , which is streetwear , with the use of colored silks and precious stones pulling the strings of a new modern luxury .     Pierre Ange Carlotti shot maintaining his foxiness and balanced it with our irony. The campaign brought together an impeccable casting and portraying GCDS by all means. Beginning with English rapper Bakarr , who wore the cloth- ing beautifully by dripping in pearls and latex gloves. It was close to Giuliano Calza’s heart to shoot along the other models, poet and activist Kai Isaiah Jamal not only for their rare beauty, but sharing same beliefs and ideologies. At last supermodel Stella Lucia represented the beauty and the lightheartedness GCDS wanted to portray with the this campaign.     According to Giuliano, “It’s essential to own what makes us unique, because nobody else shares your same recipe of ingredients, and this GCDS’s drive .”     Credits: Photographer: Pierre-Ange Carlotti Models: Bakar Kai, Isaiah Jamal, Stella Lucia Stylist: Helena Tejedor Hair stylist: Ramona Eschbach Makeup artist: Patrick Glatthaar

A play between the  feminine and masculine,  & Other Stories presents a co-lab collection with Brøgger
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A play between the feminine and masculine, & Other Stories presents a co-lab collection with Brøgger

Fashion Together with Brøgger, the up-and-coming London-based label helmed by the Danish designer Julie Brøgger, this season’s & Other Stories co-lab collection is a triumph of prints and colours that artfully balances feminine and masculine references. Inspired by the designer’s late mother, an attorney in the 1980s and 90s with a penchant for both soft, silky fabrics and power suits, the ready-to-wear pieces can fearlessly take you from day into night and beyond.     We had a chance to speak with Julie about the collaboration.     How are you staying creative during these strange times?   In the lack of outside influences, I have spent this time looking at more personal inspirations, like my mother’s wardrobe, that inspired the collection with & Other Stories. I’ve really missed all the London museums, thankfully they are reopening this week. Can’t wait to go back and get a bit of that creative fix it always gives me.     What is the collection inspired by and what is the story behind the collection?    My late mother was an attorney in the 80s and 90s and loved a good power suit for court, she would however always champion the feminine, believing it to be a great strength. Something to be celebrated, not dressed down.      How was it like collaborating with each other?   & Other Stories has a great team, and I think our mutual Scandinavian background means we have a similar approach to fashion. Wearability and function is important but so is creating pieces that are worth investing in, and stand out from the crowd.     Can you describe a modern woman in your own words?   She uses fashion as a sense of empowerment and dresses for herself and how it makes her feel, not the gaze of men.   Why have you chosen for this specific colour palette?   The prints have pretty pink shades but are balanced with darkness, I like to counterpart ‘pretty’, pretty in itself is not that interesting I think. Contrasting them makes both look better, like the soft blush with strong red in a suit.     Which specific target group would you like to reach with this collection?   The Brøgger customer is a bit different to the & Other Stories’, and their reach is much greater, so it is a unique opportunity to introduce Brøgger to women, who might not know us. The collection is designed for women who want to stand out and feel empowered with their choice of clothes, across ages and type.       Will the collection be dropped multiple times and are you planning on collaborating a second time?   It is all dropping in December, ready for the holiday season. I would love to do a summer collection with & Other Stories as well, time will tell.   Together with Brøgger, the up-and-coming London-based label helmed by the Danish designer Julie Brøgger, this season’s & Other Stories co-lab collection is a triumph of prints and colours that artfully balances feminine and masculine references. Inspired by the designer’s late mother, an attorney in the 1980s and 90s with a penchant for both soft, silky fabrics and power suits, the ready-to-wear pieces can fearlessly take you from day into night and beyond.     We had a chance to speak with Julie about the collaboration.     How are you staying creative during these strange times?   In the lack of outside influences, I have spent this time looking at more personal inspirations, like my mother’s wardrobe, that inspired the collection with & Other Stories. I’ve really missed all the London museums, thankfully they are reopening this week. Can’t wait to go back and get a bit of that creative fix it always gives me.     What is the collection inspired by and what is the story behind the collection?    My late mother was an attorney in the 80s and 90s and loved a good power suit for court, she would however always champion the feminine, believing it to be a great strength. Something to be celebrated, not dressed down.      How was it like collaborating with each other?   & Other Stories has a great team, and I think our mutual Scandinavian background means we have a similar approach to fashion. Wearability and function is important but so is creating pieces that are worth investing in, and stand out from the crowd.     Can you describe a modern woman in your own words?   She uses fashion as a sense of empowerment and dresses for herself and how it makes her feel, not the gaze of men.   Why have you chosen for this specific colour palette?   The prints have pretty pink shades but are balanced with darkness, I like to counterpart ‘pretty’, pretty in itself is not that interesting I think. Contrasting them makes both look better, like the soft blush with strong red in a suit.     Which specific target group would you like to reach with this collection?   The Brøgger customer is a bit different to the & Other Stories’, and their reach is much greater, so it is a unique opportunity to introduce Brøgger to women, who might not know us. The collection is designed for women who want to stand out and feel empowered with their choice of clothes, across ages and type.       Will the collection be dropped multiple times and are you planning on collaborating a second time?   It is all dropping in December, ready for the holiday season. I would love to do a summer collection with & Other Stories as well, time will tell.  

TOMMY JEANS CAN'T GET ENOUGH CRITTER PRINT
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TOMMY JEANS CAN'T GET ENOUGH CRITTER PRINT

Fashion Across courduroy and demin, their Fall 2020 TOMMY JEANS collection spotlights a mash-up of critter embroidered styles to wear as statement pieces or paired together.       Sustainability is the heartbeat of the brand, and Fall 2020 is no exception with a range of 100% recycled denim and organic cotton.       Explore the collection on: https://nl.tommy.com/gerecyclede-jeans   Across courduroy and demin, their Fall 2020 TOMMY JEANS collection spotlights a mash-up of critter embroidered styles to wear as statement pieces or paired together.       Sustainability is the heartbeat of the brand, and Fall 2020 is no exception with a range of 100% recycled denim and organic cotton.       Explore the collection on: https://nl.tommy.com/gerecyclede-jeans  

Exclusive editorial in collaboration with LARDINI
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with LARDINI

Fashion Exclusive editorial collaboration with LARDINI, captured in Croatia by Filip Koludrovic.     Team credits: photography: FILIP KOLUDROVIC editor: TIMOTEJ LETONJA models: TESA PAVIC & EUGEN RENKO   You can explore the new collection of Lardini here: https://www.lardini.com/it_it/?gclid=CjwKCAiA8Jf-BRB-EiwAWDtEGtBoYWY2atnJTg3eS3jK0VgBc6uHbuy4ea5ojzr_6lDlA8-x31w4phoCnsIQAvD_BwE Exclusive editorial collaboration with LARDINI, captured in Croatia by Filip Koludrovic.     Team credits: photography: FILIP KOLUDROVIC editor: TIMOTEJ LETONJA models: TESA PAVIC & EUGEN RENKO   You can explore the new collection of Lardini here: https://www.lardini.com/it_it/?gclid=CjwKCAiA8Jf-BRB-EiwAWDtEGtBoYWY2atnJTg3eS3jK0VgBc6uHbuy4ea5ojzr_6lDlA8-x31w4phoCnsIQAvD_BwE

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