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Elisabetta Franchi for SS21
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Elisabetta Franchi for SS21

Fashion Week The power of nature as a rebirth and a real fresh start is the common thread of the Spring/Summer 2021 collection by Elisabetta Franchi. The colours of spring dress the class and delicacy of an aristocratic woman, a refined and seductive but aware woman: a woman who chooses.   Elegant dresses, being the reflection of homes of yesteryear, cross the border of reality exploring shapes and colours that create a modern wardrobe with super classic details, which is capable of transmitting visions and memories, new desires and timeless values inherited. The woman by Elisabetta Franchi in this new collection walks the runway with iconic garments that embody the style codes of the Maison in the unmistakable model-making and in the scrupulous attention to quality through continuous research. The dialogue with nature inspires the colour palette, where lavender, the flagship colour and emblem of a dreamy and irrefutably feminine woman, is combined with neutral shades such as butter, lime, powder and rose gold, with some touches of amaranth. Floral patterns reveal harmonious garments capable of bewitching with their polite and luminous charm, ranging from lace and tulle dresses with silhouettes defined by more structured volumes, rhythmic flounces and ruffles, which remind of the light petals of a flower. The finest workmanship gives the sleeves the effect of a three- dimensional flower, which also materialises on dresses and tops featuring soft and never impudent lines. Evening dresses on chiffon bases, all-over embroidery of iridescent sequins and tulle express the Maison's mastery. Precious yarns interweave to create couture textures and volumes, while clouds of impalpably light ottoman wrap an iconic and timeless woman. The grand finale is an explosion of maxi skirts and snow-white shirts: the rigour of aristocracy, refinement and modesty is revisited and shattered by the energetic beauty and enchantment of a carousel of young girls in bloom. The power of nature as a rebirth and a real fresh start is the common thread of the Spring/Summer 2021 collection by Elisabetta Franchi. The colours of spring dress the class and delicacy of an aristocratic woman, a refined and seductive but aware woman: a woman who chooses.   Elegant dresses, being the reflection of homes of yesteryear, cross the border of reality exploring shapes and colours that create a modern wardrobe with super classic details, which is capable of transmitting visions and memories, new desires and timeless values inherited. The woman by Elisabetta Franchi in this new collection walks the runway with iconic garments that embody the style codes of the Maison in the unmistakable model-making and in the scrupulous attention to quality through continuous research. The dialogue with nature inspires the colour palette, where lavender, the flagship colour and emblem of a dreamy and irrefutably feminine woman, is combined with neutral shades such as butter, lime, powder and rose gold, with some touches of amaranth. Floral patterns reveal harmonious garments capable of bewitching with their polite and luminous charm, ranging from lace and tulle dresses with silhouettes defined by more structured volumes, rhythmic flounces and ruffles, which remind of the light petals of a flower. The finest workmanship gives the sleeves the effect of a three- dimensional flower, which also materialises on dresses and tops featuring soft and never impudent lines. Evening dresses on chiffon bases, all-over embroidery of iridescent sequins and tulle express the Maison's mastery. Precious yarns interweave to create couture textures and volumes, while clouds of impalpably light ottoman wrap an iconic and timeless woman. The grand finale is an explosion of maxi skirts and snow-white shirts: the rigour of aristocracy, refinement and modesty is revisited and shattered by the energetic beauty and enchantment of a carousel of young girls in bloom.

Gucci’s new Men’s Tailoring Campaign: Life of a Rock Star
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Gucci’s new Men’s Tailoring Campaign: Life of a Rock Star

Men For Gucci’s new men’s tailoring collection, Creative Director Alessandro Michele calls on three idiosyncratic musicians and chooses to work again with photographer and director Harmony Korine to conjure images of an archetypical rock star lifestyle, envisioning a meeting of eccentric creatives in a Californian modernist mansion, located in Los Angeles where the campaign was shot in February.   Among the bold architectural spaces and the wood, stone, glass and shagpile of this West Coast pad, musicians A$AP Rocky, Iggy Pop and Tyler, The Creator hang out with Iggy’s pet parrot, Biggy Pop, and its friend, a striking blue hyacinth macaw. The housemates goof about with their pets on the grassy terrace at night, at the kitchen table with a huge pot of spaghetti, and in the lounge in the afternoon sunlight. Together the trio have fun, and while each is undoubtedly a separate, powerful personality, their shared love of panache creates common ground.   Alessandro Michele’s eclectic vision put together these three cult artists, who have distinctive style, creating a strange, unexpected dialogue.  “The result is a group campaign with three men who I believe had fun too. There is always this image of eccentricity, because they are in fact eccentric themselves. A certain type of fun is also portrayed and the idea of how one’s obsession with appearances can create a kind of common ground that can become a sort of brotherhood. It was beautiful to see these three men together, seemingly different but very similar”, explains the Creative Director. “This is another chapter of this journey. With these campaigns, I am working on different ways of being elegant, and these three men embody this idea perfectly. I like to tell the story of elegance in completely arbitrary and unexpected ways. Perhaps elegance is something in the air that sometimes you are not even ready for. Male elegance can be unpredictable and strange.”     CREDITS: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Harmony Korine Hair: Paul Hanlon Make-up: Thomas De Kluyver Talents: A$AP Rocky; Iggy Pop; Tyler, The Creator For Gucci’s new men’s tailoring collection, Creative Director Alessandro Michele calls on three idiosyncratic musicians and chooses to work again with photographer and director Harmony Korine to conjure images of an archetypical rock star lifestyle, envisioning a meeting of eccentric creatives in a Californian modernist mansion, located in Los Angeles where the campaign was shot in February.   Among the bold architectural spaces and the wood, stone, glass and shagpile of this West Coast pad, musicians A$AP Rocky, Iggy Pop and Tyler, The Creator hang out with Iggy’s pet parrot, Biggy Pop, and its friend, a striking blue hyacinth macaw. The housemates goof about with their pets on the grassy terrace at night, at the kitchen table with a huge pot of spaghetti, and in the lounge in the afternoon sunlight. Together the trio have fun, and while each is undoubtedly a separate, powerful personality, their shared love of panache creates common ground.   Alessandro Michele’s eclectic vision put together these three cult artists, who have distinctive style, creating a strange, unexpected dialogue.  “The result is a group campaign with three men who I believe had fun too. There is always this image of eccentricity, because they are in fact eccentric themselves. A certain type of fun is also portrayed and the idea of how one’s obsession with appearances can create a kind of common ground that can become a sort of brotherhood. It was beautiful to see these three men together, seemingly different but very similar”, explains the Creative Director. “This is another chapter of this journey. With these campaigns, I am working on different ways of being elegant, and these three men embody this idea perfectly. I like to tell the story of elegance in completely arbitrary and unexpected ways. Perhaps elegance is something in the air that sometimes you are not even ready for. Male elegance can be unpredictable and strange.”     CREDITS: Creative Director: Alessandro Michele Art Director: Christopher Simmonds Photographer/Director: Harmony Korine Hair: Paul Hanlon Make-up: Thomas De Kluyver Talents: A$AP Rocky; Iggy Pop; Tyler, The Creator

Louis Vuitton invites six artists to join its Artycapucines collection
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Louis Vuitton invites six artists to join its Artycapucines collection

Accessories The Artycapucines collection sees six leading contemporary artists bring their unique visions to Louis Vuitton’s modern classic bag: the Capucines.   Celebrated international artists Beatriz Milhazes, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Josh Smith, Henry Taylor, Liu Wei and Zhao Zhao have all created beautifully imagined and stunningly worked versions of the iconic Capucines bag.   The Artycapucines collection is further proof of Louis Vuitton’s unique ability and desire to use its innovative spirit and artisanal savoir-faire to help artists bring their ideas to life.     From the 30th October, each bag in the Artycapucines collection will be released in a limited edition of 200 in selected stores worldwide. The Artycapucines collection sees six leading contemporary artists bring their unique visions to Louis Vuitton’s modern classic bag: the Capucines.   Celebrated international artists Beatriz Milhazes, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Josh Smith, Henry Taylor, Liu Wei and Zhao Zhao have all created beautifully imagined and stunningly worked versions of the iconic Capucines bag.   The Artycapucines collection is further proof of Louis Vuitton’s unique ability and desire to use its innovative spirit and artisanal savoir-faire to help artists bring their ideas to life.     From the 30th October, each bag in the Artycapucines collection will be released in a limited edition of 200 in selected stores worldwide.

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The House of Givenchy is pleased to present the first advertising campaign by its new Creative Director, Matthew M. Williams
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The House of Givenchy is pleased to present the first advertising campaign by its new Creative Director, Matthew M. Williams

Fashion The House of Givenchy is pleased to present the first advertising campaign by its new Creative Director, Matthew M. Williams.   In a series of images shot by the photographer Nick Knight, a longtime friend and collaborator, the designer lifts the veil on his aesthetic for Givenchy, revealing key hardware symbols that he will bring to the fore in collections for both women and men. Since his appointment as Creative Director of Givenchy in June 2020, Williams has been quietly honing a fresh, modern attitude for the Parisian fashion house. He began by drawing inspiration from his new life in Paris, incorporating beloved places and emblems into his designs. In particular, a picture he took of the celebrated ‘love locks’ adorning the bridges of Paris was the starting point for an original take on Givenchy signatures. Metallic symbols floating against gradated pastel grounds, creating a distinctive, street-edged tone. Williams infuses classic chains with his personal vision: flat and angular links are stylized into a “G” shape— a subtle yet immediately recognizable visual code denoting unity and interconnectedness.   Sophisticated unisex accessories express a symbiosis between the Givenchy universe and the designer’sflair with hardware. Gold-finish “Givenchy” locks nod to the U-lock design or come with a spare, narrow body and elongated shackle that closes with a textured screw. A padlock embossed with an exotic skin motif sports two asymmetrical piercings at its base so that its sibling locks can hook up, or not — an open invitation to make this iconic new symbol one’s own. For digital platforms, Williams oversaw a video, also shot by Knight, featuring custom vocals by another of his close friends, the rapper and songwriter Playboi Carti. Behind the scenes, the “work in progress”currently underway at Givenchy takes shape as images of the new House symbols cascade from a high- res printer and Carti riffs on right versus wrong pronunciations of the House’s name. In a daring choice for a debut campaign, Williams highlights Givenchy’s new symbols in still-lifes accentuated by scaled-down “Givenchy” and “4G” signatures, an assertion of discretion, worldliness and refinement.     The debut campaign by Matthew M. Williams for the House of Givenchy will break on September 26th, 2020. The House of Givenchy is pleased to present the first advertising campaign by its new Creative Director, Matthew M. Williams.   In a series of images shot by the photographer Nick Knight, a longtime friend and collaborator, the designer lifts the veil on his aesthetic for Givenchy, revealing key hardware symbols that he will bring to the fore in collections for both women and men. Since his appointment as Creative Director of Givenchy in June 2020, Williams has been quietly honing a fresh, modern attitude for the Parisian fashion house. He began by drawing inspiration from his new life in Paris, incorporating beloved places and emblems into his designs. In particular, a picture he took of the celebrated ‘love locks’ adorning the bridges of Paris was the starting point for an original take on Givenchy signatures. Metallic symbols floating against gradated pastel grounds, creating a distinctive, street-edged tone. Williams infuses classic chains with his personal vision: flat and angular links are stylized into a “G” shape— a subtle yet immediately recognizable visual code denoting unity and interconnectedness.   Sophisticated unisex accessories express a symbiosis between the Givenchy universe and the designer’sflair with hardware. Gold-finish “Givenchy” locks nod to the U-lock design or come with a spare, narrow body and elongated shackle that closes with a textured screw. A padlock embossed with an exotic skin motif sports two asymmetrical piercings at its base so that its sibling locks can hook up, or not — an open invitation to make this iconic new symbol one’s own. For digital platforms, Williams oversaw a video, also shot by Knight, featuring custom vocals by another of his close friends, the rapper and songwriter Playboi Carti. Behind the scenes, the “work in progress”currently underway at Givenchy takes shape as images of the new House symbols cascade from a high- res printer and Carti riffs on right versus wrong pronunciations of the House’s name. In a daring choice for a debut campaign, Williams highlights Givenchy’s new symbols in still-lifes accentuated by scaled-down “Givenchy” and “4G” signatures, an assertion of discretion, worldliness and refinement.     The debut campaign by Matthew M. Williams for the House of Givenchy will break on September 26th, 2020.

SAINT LAURENT #34
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SAINT LAURENT #34

Fashion SAINT LAURENT WOMEN WINTER 20 #YSL34 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO   Art Direction : Anthony Vaccarello Photographer : Juergen Teller Talents : Laetitia Casta, Freja Beha Erichsen   #YSLWINTER20 #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello SAINT LAURENT WOMEN WINTER 20 #YSL34 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO   Art Direction : Anthony Vaccarello Photographer : Juergen Teller Talents : Laetitia Casta, Freja Beha Erichsen   #YSLWINTER20 #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello

FENDI FRENESIA PINK
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FENDI FRENESIA PINK

Accessories Following the launch of the FENDI FRENESIA Yellow Scented Baguette line – launched in Miami in December 2019 – FENDI and Maison Francis Kurkdjian are pleased to present FENDI FRENESIA Pink.   The focus of the new line is the pink colour, which has been interpreted by Francis Kurkdjian – the master-perfumer and co-founder of the eponymous fragrance house – for the Roman Maison. This floral and cheerful eau de parfum perfectly merges with the rose hue of the line, which includes a Regular Baguette bag, a Nano Baguette and a new card case.  They are all crafted in the signature Selleria Cuoio Romano leather, the noble and natural material which inspired the creation of FENDI FRENESIA from the very beginning.    This season a new sensorial dimension is added to the FENDI synaesthesia, the evocative, inimitable and evanescent experience of feeling and visualizing a fragrance: hearing, with Sine, a synthetic interpretation of the fragrance by Roman StudioAIRA! who experienced their techniques for FENDI and Maison Francis Kurkdjian.       FENDI Frenesia Pink Video -  https://youtu.be/kP07CZrOKdw   Following the launch of the FENDI FRENESIA Yellow Scented Baguette line – launched in Miami in December 2019 – FENDI and Maison Francis Kurkdjian are pleased to present FENDI FRENESIA Pink.   The focus of the new line is the pink colour, which has been interpreted by Francis Kurkdjian – the master-perfumer and co-founder of the eponymous fragrance house – for the Roman Maison. This floral and cheerful eau de parfum perfectly merges with the rose hue of the line, which includes a Regular Baguette bag, a Nano Baguette and a new card case.  They are all crafted in the signature Selleria Cuoio Romano leather, the noble and natural material which inspired the creation of FENDI FRENESIA from the very beginning.    This season a new sensorial dimension is added to the FENDI synaesthesia, the evocative, inimitable and evanescent experience of feeling and visualizing a fragrance: hearing, with Sine, a synthetic interpretation of the fragrance by Roman StudioAIRA! who experienced their techniques for FENDI and Maison Francis Kurkdjian.       FENDI Frenesia Pink Video -  https://youtu.be/kP07CZrOKdw  

BOSS revealed their new Spring 2021 collection
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BOSS revealed their new Spring 2021 collection

Fashion Week BOSS revealed an uplifting, colorful and relaxed Spring 21 collection with an outdoor show at the Palazzo del Senato in Milan. Staged before a limited number of guests, the runway show was augmented by a multi-platform global livestream, and a simultaneous live event in China.   The Palazzo del Senato holds particular significance for the brand, as the first-ever BOSS Womenswear show was held here exactly 20 years ago. This return, two decades on, was an opportunity to celebrate the enduring confidence, elegance, and strength of the BOSS woman, as she moves together with the BOSS man into a whole new era.   The tree-lined Spring 21 runway, set amid the columns of the open-air courtyard, brought architecture and nature into perfect alignment. Every tree from the show space will now be donated to the city of Milan, and cared for by BOSS for two years.   Guests including Suki Waterhouse, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Maria Pedraza (Élite), Caro Daur and Louis Hofmann (Dark)attended the show in person, while TikTok stars Bryanboy and Nic Kaufmann created content to support the TikTok livestream – a first for a German fashion brand. Walking the runway this season, models included Irina Shayk, Adut Akech, Felice Norordhoff, Mica Arganaraz, Nico Potur, Alpha Dia, Leon Dame and Jonas Gloer. BOSS revealed an uplifting, colorful and relaxed Spring 21 collection with an outdoor show at the Palazzo del Senato in Milan. Staged before a limited number of guests, the runway show was augmented by a multi-platform global livestream, and a simultaneous live event in China.   The Palazzo del Senato holds particular significance for the brand, as the first-ever BOSS Womenswear show was held here exactly 20 years ago. This return, two decades on, was an opportunity to celebrate the enduring confidence, elegance, and strength of the BOSS woman, as she moves together with the BOSS man into a whole new era.   The tree-lined Spring 21 runway, set amid the columns of the open-air courtyard, brought architecture and nature into perfect alignment. Every tree from the show space will now be donated to the city of Milan, and cared for by BOSS for two years.   Guests including Suki Waterhouse, Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl, Maria Pedraza (Élite), Caro Daur and Louis Hofmann (Dark)attended the show in person, while TikTok stars Bryanboy and Nic Kaufmann created content to support the TikTok livestream – a first for a German fashion brand. Walking the runway this season, models included Irina Shayk, Adut Akech, Felice Norordhoff, Mica Arganaraz, Nico Potur, Alpha Dia, Leon Dame and Jonas Gloer.

C.P. Company has opened its new flagship store in Amsterdam
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C.P. Company has opened its new flagship store in Amsterdam

Fashion C.P. Company has opened its new flagship store in Amsterdam, the first in the Dutch capital and the Benelux Region.     Situated in Leidsestraat 23, one of the most famous streets for shopping in the city, it is an experimental retail platform conceived to create an immersive atmosphere for C.P. Company customers. The concept features 30 ° inclined shelves cabinets and a continuous fixed hooks hanger, that develops throughout the store and ends in the window overlooking the street. An urban atmosphere is given using concrete, silver and iron for the walls. In the middle, in contrast with walls, the platonic solids - made from materials immersed in colour - recall the garment dyeing technique, of which C.P. COMPANY has been a pioneer since the 1970s.   C.P. Company has opened its new flagship store in Amsterdam, the first in the Dutch capital and the Benelux Region.     Situated in Leidsestraat 23, one of the most famous streets for shopping in the city, it is an experimental retail platform conceived to create an immersive atmosphere for C.P. Company customers. The concept features 30 ° inclined shelves cabinets and a continuous fixed hooks hanger, that develops throughout the store and ends in the window overlooking the street. An urban atmosphere is given using concrete, silver and iron for the walls. In the middle, in contrast with walls, the platonic solids - made from materials immersed in colour - recall the garment dyeing technique, of which C.P. COMPANY has been a pioneer since the 1970s.  

PRADA SPRING/SUMMER 2021 WOMENSWEAR SHOW DIALOGUES
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PRADA SPRING/SUMMER 2021 WOMENSWEAR SHOW DIALOGUES

Fashion Week The Spring/Summer 2021 Prada womenswear show is, by its nature, a dialogue - the debut collection by co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, a creative conversation in progress. An initial proposal, the first example of myriad possibilities, it propounds Prada as part of a dialogue between the different viewpoints of two collaborators. A definition, and then a redefinition, of values and ideology, a fundamental examination of the meaning of Prada.   This season, in a period where the mediation between technology and humanity has become vital - bringing us together, even as we are apart - inspiration is drawn from this inherently contemporary and inevitable fusion. The process behind the collection was, inevitably, shaped by these necessary restrictions: fashion as both reflection of and reaction to the time in which it is invented. On a deeper level, technology’s indispensablepresence within not only life but daily action has led to a different dialogue between ourselves and information: today, technology is a part of humanity itself. The collection explores the notion of uniform, touching on multiple different interpretations of that concept - a uniform of Prada, of a community, a visual representation of identity, of shared and embraced values, a way of thinking. Clothes are pared-back, refined, focussed, without superfluous decoration: shell tops, straight pants, overcoats in industrial re-nylon, constructed using couture techniques, suits executed in fleece.   Garments are drawn around the body, held by the hand. It is an innately human gesture that can be transformative, translated into the architecture of pieces, to cut and form language. Artworks created by Peter de Potter, a long-term collaborator of Raf Simons, explore ideas of thought and process - returning, again, to the relationship between information, technology and humankind, but also, wider, of thought itself as first an inner monologue, then an outer dialogue, another exchange of ideas. They are used to interrupt and disrupt the uniform surfaces of clothes - as graphic tools of contrast, sometimes laid over archival Prada print, emblematic of a meeting of worlds and aesthetic discourses.   A requisite component of uniform is simplicity: recognition, reducing clothing to an essence, to the essential. The wrap, a precise rectangle of fabric, is a logical outcome of thismode of exploration of reduction, a symbol representative of the collection’s overallconsiderations. Proposed in the different fabrications that comprise the collection - t-shirt jersey, fleece, re-nylon, embroidered duchesse satin, chiné taffeta - its intention can transform, speaking of protection or decoration, utility or adornment. Simple acts have deeper meaning: the translation of garments into different materials change our reading, transforming the pragmatic to the sophisticated, and vice-versa. The addition of pockets to pieces is a practical act - but in that practicality, it speaks of living and life, of the usefulness of clothes in a dialogue with the human body.   Duality and plurality has always been inherent in the language of Prada: juxtaposing different elements, approaches and disciplines to find a paradoxical harmony in dichotomy. The physical environment of this virtual fashion show – conceived by OMA/AMO - is a personal, intimate space, tactile. Technology appears as chandeliers of monitors and cameras - decoration and use combined - animated in a dynamic ballet with figures that pass through. The soundtrack, composed for the show by Plastikman, British-Canadian electronic musician Richie Hawtin, includes the names of every woman modelling in the show: an entirely new cast who have never walked a runway show previously. For all of them, this marks a debut.   Examining a dialogue between mankind and machine, the notion of instinct and logic emerges: diametric opposites, the two nevertheless form a foundational dialogue to creativity. Both are quintessentially Prada - a consideration of the world, and a natural reaction to that stimulus. Another paradoxical dialogue, reflecting reality.   Discover more on: prada.com The Spring/Summer 2021 Prada womenswear show is, by its nature, a dialogue - the debut collection by co-creative directors Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, a creative conversation in progress. An initial proposal, the first example of myriad possibilities, it propounds Prada as part of a dialogue between the different viewpoints of two collaborators. A definition, and then a redefinition, of values and ideology, a fundamental examination of the meaning of Prada.   This season, in a period where the mediation between technology and humanity has become vital - bringing us together, even as we are apart - inspiration is drawn from this inherently contemporary and inevitable fusion. The process behind the collection was, inevitably, shaped by these necessary restrictions: fashion as both reflection of and reaction to the time in which it is invented. On a deeper level, technology’s indispensablepresence within not only life but daily action has led to a different dialogue between ourselves and information: today, technology is a part of humanity itself. The collection explores the notion of uniform, touching on multiple different interpretations of that concept - a uniform of Prada, of a community, a visual representation of identity, of shared and embraced values, a way of thinking. Clothes are pared-back, refined, focussed, without superfluous decoration: shell tops, straight pants, overcoats in industrial re-nylon, constructed using couture techniques, suits executed in fleece.   Garments are drawn around the body, held by the hand. It is an innately human gesture that can be transformative, translated into the architecture of pieces, to cut and form language. Artworks created by Peter de Potter, a long-term collaborator of Raf Simons, explore ideas of thought and process - returning, again, to the relationship between information, technology and humankind, but also, wider, of thought itself as first an inner monologue, then an outer dialogue, another exchange of ideas. They are used to interrupt and disrupt the uniform surfaces of clothes - as graphic tools of contrast, sometimes laid over archival Prada print, emblematic of a meeting of worlds and aesthetic discourses.   A requisite component of uniform is simplicity: recognition, reducing clothing to an essence, to the essential. The wrap, a precise rectangle of fabric, is a logical outcome of thismode of exploration of reduction, a symbol representative of the collection’s overallconsiderations. Proposed in the different fabrications that comprise the collection - t-shirt jersey, fleece, re-nylon, embroidered duchesse satin, chiné taffeta - its intention can transform, speaking of protection or decoration, utility or adornment. Simple acts have deeper meaning: the translation of garments into different materials change our reading, transforming the pragmatic to the sophisticated, and vice-versa. The addition of pockets to pieces is a practical act - but in that practicality, it speaks of living and life, of the usefulness of clothes in a dialogue with the human body.   Duality and plurality has always been inherent in the language of Prada: juxtaposing different elements, approaches and disciplines to find a paradoxical harmony in dichotomy. The physical environment of this virtual fashion show – conceived by OMA/AMO - is a personal, intimate space, tactile. Technology appears as chandeliers of monitors and cameras - decoration and use combined - animated in a dynamic ballet with figures that pass through. The soundtrack, composed for the show by Plastikman, British-Canadian electronic musician Richie Hawtin, includes the names of every woman modelling in the show: an entirely new cast who have never walked a runway show previously. For all of them, this marks a debut.   Examining a dialogue between mankind and machine, the notion of instinct and logic emerges: diametric opposites, the two nevertheless form a foundational dialogue to creativity. Both are quintessentially Prada - a consideration of the world, and a natural reaction to that stimulus. Another paradoxical dialogue, reflecting reality.   Discover more on: prada.com

FENDI presents their incredible Women’s and Men’s Spring Summer 2021 Collections
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FENDI presents their incredible Women’s and Men’s Spring Summer 2021 Collections

Fashion Week Seen through the looking glass, the FENDI Women’s and Men’s Spring Summer 2021 Collections are a patchwork of memories designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi. Time spent with family – generations reunited at home in Rome – is a catalyst for quiet introspection: at the window or in the garden, watching the world go by.     From the inside looking out, and the outside looking in, shadows and reflections are cast across the collections. Intimacy is abstracted through signposts of domestic life – a trousseau of stories unpacked and unfolded in a weaving together of the precious and the plain. The purity of linen is vital: romanced with cotton, feathers, fur and eiderdown quilting, it conjures images of embroidered bedding and tableware – maternal souvenirs passed down from mother to child. A flaxen palette breathes in natural shades of wheat, milk and honey amidst reflections of sky blue and cardinal red, as cinematic black and white shine like spotlights cast on cloth. Windows – metaphorical and physical – are a leitmotif impressed upon garments in a game of transparency and texture throughout.   In tandem, the Women’s and Men’s Collections explore FENDI traditions stripped bare – from boutis satin quilting to the linear encrustations of jour d’echelle ladder-work and flourishes of ajouré flowers that expose skin to create layers of light and shade. Formal structures are softened – coat backs and shirt sleeves unbutton, tailored details are ‘debossed’ in trompe l’oeil knitwear, and embroidered house coats and flared tunics elevate the comforts of home. Lightness and depth intermingle in faded flora print linens and latticework furs, or the intricate workmanship of apron dresses in silk duchesse, embroidered tulle and gazar. Acknowledging the gravity of a moment, clothes tell stories of the rigour of Italian craft and the emotion of our universal experience – FENDI workmanship applied under surreal circumstances.   The FENDI Women’s and Men’s Spring Summer 2021 Accessories collections play with construction and embellishment to conceal and reveal. In movement, embroidered silk veils float over Baguette and Peekaboo bags in floral fur and cotton ajouré or quilted FF logo leather. Woven textures abound: market baskets in recycled PVC, stretchlattice frame totes, picnic baskets and canvas luggage are pragmatic and light-hearted solutions for daily life.   The ‘hand in hand’ Baguette project celebrates a unique collaboration with local artisans across Italy, including the Abruzzo and Marche regions shown on the runway. Handcrafted in Abruzzo, a sheer Baguette is constructed in tombolo aquilano sugar-coated lace, a technique refined by Benedictine nuns since the 15th century. From Marche, a structuredBaguette woven in strands of natural willow is inspired by the baskets of local fishermen.   Laser-cut and ajouré apron belts hold the second iteration of the FENDI X CHAOS ‘tech jewellery’ capsule collection dipped in pastel colours, and chain drop earrings feature pearls and pairs of cheeky FENDI dice.  On foot for Women – woven boots, elastic pumps, and rattan pool slides evoke a tonal spring elegance. For Men – sling-back boat shoes and T-bar plimsolls are new twisted classics.     THE SHOW SETTING:   At the FENDI show space in Milan, the Women’s and Men’s Spring Summer 2021 Collections designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi are unveiled together in an intimate fashion show setting evoking the traditional and domestic inspirations of the collections. An airy scenography composed of fresh white curtains floats in the breeze – complemented by the undulating sofas that return from the Fall Winter 2020-21 Women’s show set, now covered in white cotton.   A series of luminous vignettes punctuates the space – digital ‘windows’ projected across walls and floors revealing glimpses of the outside world, from garden flora to passing birds and the day’s cycle of the setting sun. As models walk through the show set, each window projects a unique story across their looks, creating fleeting moments of shadow and light that accentuate the workmanship of each garment.   Continuing the personal narrative of the Fendi Family, the show casting includes a selection of related models: mothers, fathers, sisters and sons include Edie and Olympia Campbell, Cecilia and Lucas Chancellor, and Philippe and Dries Haseldonckx.   For guests watching at home, a dual digital format splices together live footage of the fashion show with pre-recorded clips by the German director Norbert Schoerner.     THE MUSIC:   Mixed live by the Italian musician Lorenzo Senni with a live string quartet, the FENDI Spring Summer 2021 Fashion Show soundtrack is an original synthesizer composition featuring an extract from the film The Challenge composed by Senni and tracks from his album Scacco Matto (2020). Known for the invention of ‘pointillist trance’ music, Senni follows in a line of new wave Italian electronic musicians to collaborate with the house of FENDI, with previous artists including Caterina Barbieri, Ninos du Brasil, Donato Dozzy and Alessandro Cortini. Seen through the looking glass, the FENDI Women’s and Men’s Spring Summer 2021 Collections are a patchwork of memories designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi. Time spent with family – generations reunited at home in Rome – is a catalyst for quiet introspection: at the window or in the garden, watching the world go by.     From the inside looking out, and the outside looking in, shadows and reflections are cast across the collections. Intimacy is abstracted through signposts of domestic life – a trousseau of stories unpacked and unfolded in a weaving together of the precious and the plain. The purity of linen is vital: romanced with cotton, feathers, fur and eiderdown quilting, it conjures images of embroidered bedding and tableware – maternal souvenirs passed down from mother to child. A flaxen palette breathes in natural shades of wheat, milk and honey amidst reflections of sky blue and cardinal red, as cinematic black and white shine like spotlights cast on cloth. Windows – metaphorical and physical – are a leitmotif impressed upon garments in a game of transparency and texture throughout.   In tandem, the Women’s and Men’s Collections explore FENDI traditions stripped bare – from boutis satin quilting to the linear encrustations of jour d’echelle ladder-work and flourishes of ajouré flowers that expose skin to create layers of light and shade. Formal structures are softened – coat backs and shirt sleeves unbutton, tailored details are ‘debossed’ in trompe l’oeil knitwear, and embroidered house coats and flared tunics elevate the comforts of home. Lightness and depth intermingle in faded flora print linens and latticework furs, or the intricate workmanship of apron dresses in silk duchesse, embroidered tulle and gazar. Acknowledging the gravity of a moment, clothes tell stories of the rigour of Italian craft and the emotion of our universal experience – FENDI workmanship applied under surreal circumstances.   The FENDI Women’s and Men’s Spring Summer 2021 Accessories collections play with construction and embellishment to conceal and reveal. In movement, embroidered silk veils float over Baguette and Peekaboo bags in floral fur and cotton ajouré or quilted FF logo leather. Woven textures abound: market baskets in recycled PVC, stretchlattice frame totes, picnic baskets and canvas luggage are pragmatic and light-hearted solutions for daily life.   The ‘hand in hand’ Baguette project celebrates a unique collaboration with local artisans across Italy, including the Abruzzo and Marche regions shown on the runway. Handcrafted in Abruzzo, a sheer Baguette is constructed in tombolo aquilano sugar-coated lace, a technique refined by Benedictine nuns since the 15th century. From Marche, a structuredBaguette woven in strands of natural willow is inspired by the baskets of local fishermen.   Laser-cut and ajouré apron belts hold the second iteration of the FENDI X CHAOS ‘tech jewellery’ capsule collection dipped in pastel colours, and chain drop earrings feature pearls and pairs of cheeky FENDI dice.  On foot for Women – woven boots, elastic pumps, and rattan pool slides evoke a tonal spring elegance. For Men – sling-back boat shoes and T-bar plimsolls are new twisted classics.     THE SHOW SETTING:   At the FENDI show space in Milan, the Women’s and Men’s Spring Summer 2021 Collections designed by Silvia Venturini Fendi are unveiled together in an intimate fashion show setting evoking the traditional and domestic inspirations of the collections. An airy scenography composed of fresh white curtains floats in the breeze – complemented by the undulating sofas that return from the Fall Winter 2020-21 Women’s show set, now covered in white cotton.   A series of luminous vignettes punctuates the space – digital ‘windows’ projected across walls and floors revealing glimpses of the outside world, from garden flora to passing birds and the day’s cycle of the setting sun. As models walk through the show set, each window projects a unique story across their looks, creating fleeting moments of shadow and light that accentuate the workmanship of each garment.   Continuing the personal narrative of the Fendi Family, the show casting includes a selection of related models: mothers, fathers, sisters and sons include Edie and Olympia Campbell, Cecilia and Lucas Chancellor, and Philippe and Dries Haseldonckx.   For guests watching at home, a dual digital format splices together live footage of the fashion show with pre-recorded clips by the German director Norbert Schoerner.     THE MUSIC:   Mixed live by the Italian musician Lorenzo Senni with a live string quartet, the FENDI Spring Summer 2021 Fashion Show soundtrack is an original synthesizer composition featuring an extract from the film The Challenge composed by Senni and tracks from his album Scacco Matto (2020). Known for the invention of ‘pointillist trance’ music, Senni follows in a line of new wave Italian electronic musicians to collaborate with the house of FENDI, with previous artists including Caterina Barbieri, Ninos du Brasil, Donato Dozzy and Alessandro Cortini.

DIESEL Presents “Unforgettable Denim”
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DIESEL Presents “Unforgettable Denim”

Fashion DIESEL announces the launch of its Fall 2020 campaign, which is rooted into one of denim’s key, longstanding elements: memory. Denim gets better with experience and becomes a sort of wearable record of the times you’ve had. The pen marks on the pocket? Doodles during a long flight to a faraway location. The scrape at the hem? From a night spent partying in Berlin. Denim collects these moments no matter what; not even 2020 can cancel a great pair of jeans.    In what has been a generation-defining year, DIESEL invites people—the world over—to celebrate the beautiful memories made in lieu of the plans that had to be put on hold, and wear these unexpected highlights with pride. For all the trips, events, parties, plans, ceremonies and more that could not take place in 2020, we are finding the opportunity to tell the surprise stories the connections that were made, the fun that was had, and the positive silver linings.    At the center of the Fall 2020 campaign is DIESEL’s new customizable denim collection. Through a special portal on www.diesel.com—and in select stores worldwide—clients will be able to personalize the leather tags on denim with something they could not participate this year. The intention is to commemorate what they did notdo, and the memory-making moments that ensued in the absence of those plans. A birthday party called off? Celebrate it by remembering it. A surf trip postponed? Create a keepsake for what might have been and use it as inspiration to plan for a later date – always with your favorite, unforgettable denim.   The platform is multi-subject: dozens of video clips, with real life anecdotes, directed by Pantera of the group Anonymous Content, will live online and on social media. Key visuals have been created by JP Bonino and will feature DIESEL watches and eyewear in addition to ready-to-wear.    The 2-month platform will follow the stories of various talents, influential figures including Evan Mock, the skateboarder and model. Normally a resident of New York City, he chose to enter isolation in Mallorca, Spain, reconnecting with nature. Julia Fox, an Italian-American actress, found unexpectedly restored love during lockdown. Donte Colley looked inward and became more active in fighting for what’s right. These individuals were photographed by RAYSCORRUPTEDMIND.   And it doesn't stop here: DIESEL is also partnering with different canceled events, like UNTOLD Festival, one of the most renowned music festivals in the world, to create a series of limited-edition denim trousers called the 2020 Fallen Edition. UNTOLD has won the award for Best Major Festival in Europe from its inception. In a “normal” year, it is visited by more than 350,000 fans from across the globe. Those fans will hold 2020’s edition in their imagination – and in a pair of customized Diesel jeans. DIESEL announces the launch of its Fall 2020 campaign, which is rooted into one of denim’s key, longstanding elements: memory. Denim gets better with experience and becomes a sort of wearable record of the times you’ve had. The pen marks on the pocket? Doodles during a long flight to a faraway location. The scrape at the hem? From a night spent partying in Berlin. Denim collects these moments no matter what; not even 2020 can cancel a great pair of jeans.    In what has been a generation-defining year, DIESEL invites people—the world over—to celebrate the beautiful memories made in lieu of the plans that had to be put on hold, and wear these unexpected highlights with pride. For all the trips, events, parties, plans, ceremonies and more that could not take place in 2020, we are finding the opportunity to tell the surprise stories the connections that were made, the fun that was had, and the positive silver linings.    At the center of the Fall 2020 campaign is DIESEL’s new customizable denim collection. Through a special portal on www.diesel.com—and in select stores worldwide—clients will be able to personalize the leather tags on denim with something they could not participate this year. The intention is to commemorate what they did notdo, and the memory-making moments that ensued in the absence of those plans. A birthday party called off? Celebrate it by remembering it. A surf trip postponed? Create a keepsake for what might have been and use it as inspiration to plan for a later date – always with your favorite, unforgettable denim.   The platform is multi-subject: dozens of video clips, with real life anecdotes, directed by Pantera of the group Anonymous Content, will live online and on social media. Key visuals have been created by JP Bonino and will feature DIESEL watches and eyewear in addition to ready-to-wear.    The 2-month platform will follow the stories of various talents, influential figures including Evan Mock, the skateboarder and model. Normally a resident of New York City, he chose to enter isolation in Mallorca, Spain, reconnecting with nature. Julia Fox, an Italian-American actress, found unexpectedly restored love during lockdown. Donte Colley looked inward and became more active in fighting for what’s right. These individuals were photographed by RAYSCORRUPTEDMIND.   And it doesn't stop here: DIESEL is also partnering with different canceled events, like UNTOLD Festival, one of the most renowned music festivals in the world, to create a series of limited-edition denim trousers called the 2020 Fallen Edition. UNTOLD has won the award for Best Major Festival in Europe from its inception. In a “normal” year, it is visited by more than 350,000 fans from across the globe. Those fans will hold 2020’s edition in their imagination – and in a pair of customized Diesel jeans.

THE TAILORED PUNK WOMEN'S AND MEN'S DSQUARED2 SPRING SUMMER 2021
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THE TAILORED PUNK WOMEN'S AND MEN'S DSQUARED2 SPRING SUMMER 2021

Fashion Week Tailoring, a style core of the DNA of Dsquared2 finishes every piece for the co-ed Spring Summer 2021 collection. True to the brand’s essence, the lineup features contrasting and mixing influences. Military details are worked in elegantly, and then given a punk twist with brilliant color and accessories. Silhouettes tread the line between rebellious and refined. The resulting looks are designed to seek the spirit of those who wear them.   A military theme comes by way of clothing inspired by aviation. Nylon jumpsuits feature elongated zippers. Other utilitarian harnessing is strapped into tailored jackets and trousers. Pants in tropical weight wools, papery nylon or cotton canvas come super cigarette or slightly loose to fall over classic leather lace-ups. Oversized cargo pockets and zips detail their forms. Mini studs cover men’s jacket lapels and vests. Denim jackets are spliced on the collar and button placket to create the appearance of a strap. A men’s high waist pant is constructed with a wrapped buckled closure inspired by a military uniform.   The earthy color palette is broken with tones of orange and cobalt blue—in bold stripes appliquéd onto jackets and tops. Other stripes are applied in asymmetric style on pant legs and buttoned shirts. Denim runs the gamut of pristine intense blues to super destroyed and ripped, to bleached out white jeans. Women’s denim pants have a laminated coating.   Contrasting with the modern nylon and sartorial fabrics is transparency—lace tops for men, and dresses for women. A zebra print is worked into a top and shirt for men, constructed with other textured fabrics, while for women it takes on chic proportions in a knee length pencil skirt, or short-sleeved coat.   Sexiness is defined in women’s clean black or white tailoring: skirts and dresses with slits and mini belts, coats and jackets with plunging necklines to reveal leather harnesses that loop around the neck and down on the décolleté. Dresses have feminine shapes, in sheer knits, lace-trimmed satin or tailored form-fitting styles with peekaboo backs. Pumps and sandals with fine buckled straps, and a kitten heel thong sandal with feathers underscore the collection’s feminine appeal.   Accessories play on the punk theme: men wear pearl necklaces, as a single strand or with a pendant, or moulded leather bracelets and rings, and carry doctor style leather bags and flat fanny packs.  Women’s bags include leather rectangular styles and feather coated purses. Tailoring, a style core of the DNA of Dsquared2 finishes every piece for the co-ed Spring Summer 2021 collection. True to the brand’s essence, the lineup features contrasting and mixing influences. Military details are worked in elegantly, and then given a punk twist with brilliant color and accessories. Silhouettes tread the line between rebellious and refined. The resulting looks are designed to seek the spirit of those who wear them.   A military theme comes by way of clothing inspired by aviation. Nylon jumpsuits feature elongated zippers. Other utilitarian harnessing is strapped into tailored jackets and trousers. Pants in tropical weight wools, papery nylon or cotton canvas come super cigarette or slightly loose to fall over classic leather lace-ups. Oversized cargo pockets and zips detail their forms. Mini studs cover men’s jacket lapels and vests. Denim jackets are spliced on the collar and button placket to create the appearance of a strap. A men’s high waist pant is constructed with a wrapped buckled closure inspired by a military uniform.   The earthy color palette is broken with tones of orange and cobalt blue—in bold stripes appliquéd onto jackets and tops. Other stripes are applied in asymmetric style on pant legs and buttoned shirts. Denim runs the gamut of pristine intense blues to super destroyed and ripped, to bleached out white jeans. Women’s denim pants have a laminated coating.   Contrasting with the modern nylon and sartorial fabrics is transparency—lace tops for men, and dresses for women. A zebra print is worked into a top and shirt for men, constructed with other textured fabrics, while for women it takes on chic proportions in a knee length pencil skirt, or short-sleeved coat.   Sexiness is defined in women’s clean black or white tailoring: skirts and dresses with slits and mini belts, coats and jackets with plunging necklines to reveal leather harnesses that loop around the neck and down on the décolleté. Dresses have feminine shapes, in sheer knits, lace-trimmed satin or tailored form-fitting styles with peekaboo backs. Pumps and sandals with fine buckled straps, and a kitten heel thong sandal with feathers underscore the collection’s feminine appeal.   Accessories play on the punk theme: men wear pearl necklaces, as a single strand or with a pendant, or moulded leather bracelets and rings, and carry doctor style leather bags and flat fanny packs.  Women’s bags include leather rectangular styles and feather coated purses.

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