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Moose Knuckles Introduces FW21 Collection Release: PRISM
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Moose Knuckles Introduces FW21 Collection Release: PRISM

Fashion Moose Knuckles FW21 collection, PRISM, marks the emergence of a limitless horizon with endless possibilities bringing together luxury, performance, and style to keep you warm, dry, and wild.     Taking the purity and serenity of the Canadian tundra anchored in our foundational roots and the brand’s dedication to making the world’s warmest parkas, Moose Knuckles is in its optimal position for elevation and evolution delivering a collection representative of polished utility with edge.  For direction, Moose Knuckles focused on their Iconic Collection, the pillar of the brand for a guiding light. From there, light was directed through a prism of creativity to produce a full spectrum of new ideas, expressions, and territories.     For FW21, the four outerwear collections include:   Collection Blue:   Dedicated to maintaining a blue-sky attitude despite dropping temps and grey skies fall might bring with it, this collection focuses on freedom and mobility acting as an “all-weather” expansion of SS21. Key looks include: Feather Lite- Using an Ultra-Light Micro ripstop for the outer shell and lining with a high fill power of down which takes these styles to the next level of Weightless Outerwear. Rainwear– Engineered for fashion, function, and utility, with heat sealed seams to keep the wearer dry and warm.      Collection White   Returning to the brand’s Canadian Tundra roots, Moose Knuckles looks at a utilitarian past to inform an equally functional yet more aesthetically pleasing present. Check patterns, wool, shearlings, and leatherset the standard for city-oriented functionality. Key looks include: Wool – Sophisticated urban styles bringing polished utility with edge offering wearers unlimited opportunities for protection and expression. Leather + Shearling –The Moose Moto Jacket, introduced here in a classic style and playful iterations offers the perfect mix of fit and function.      Collection Red   Using the brand’s trademark premium down, 4-layer construction, and durable hardware alongside Nyluxe–a beautiful new fabric with a luxurious hand and radiant sheen that doesn't sacrifice durability or function. Key looks include: Nyluxe- A performance knit in a nylon blend ensures outdoor performance stays true to itself as being modern, polished, and offering a sense of utility with edge. Designed with stretch as a key technical feature, these pieces offer both ultimate protection and ultimate liberation. Power Puff – Re-fitted, re-energized, revamped, and lighter offering perfected silhouettes with updated trims, prints and details.     Collection Gold   Key styles seen throughout the collection are elevated here through the lens of Moose Knuckles’ iconic Gold series including refined fits, non-fur options, velvet/velour and patch detailing, and shearling trims.   Credits: Photo: Hugo Comte Styling: Alex Harrington Moose Knuckles FW21 collection, PRISM, marks the emergence of a limitless horizon with endless possibilities bringing together luxury, performance, and style to keep you warm, dry, and wild.     Taking the purity and serenity of the Canadian tundra anchored in our foundational roots and the brand’s dedication to making the world’s warmest parkas, Moose Knuckles is in its optimal position for elevation and evolution delivering a collection representative of polished utility with edge.  For direction, Moose Knuckles focused on their Iconic Collection, the pillar of the brand for a guiding light. From there, light was directed through a prism of creativity to produce a full spectrum of new ideas, expressions, and territories.     For FW21, the four outerwear collections include:   Collection Blue:   Dedicated to maintaining a blue-sky attitude despite dropping temps and grey skies fall might bring with it, this collection focuses on freedom and mobility acting as an “all-weather” expansion of SS21. Key looks include: Feather Lite- Using an Ultra-Light Micro ripstop for the outer shell and lining with a high fill power of down which takes these styles to the next level of Weightless Outerwear. Rainwear– Engineered for fashion, function, and utility, with heat sealed seams to keep the wearer dry and warm.      Collection White   Returning to the brand’s Canadian Tundra roots, Moose Knuckles looks at a utilitarian past to inform an equally functional yet more aesthetically pleasing present. Check patterns, wool, shearlings, and leatherset the standard for city-oriented functionality. Key looks include: Wool – Sophisticated urban styles bringing polished utility with edge offering wearers unlimited opportunities for protection and expression. Leather + Shearling –The Moose Moto Jacket, introduced here in a classic style and playful iterations offers the perfect mix of fit and function.      Collection Red   Using the brand’s trademark premium down, 4-layer construction, and durable hardware alongside Nyluxe–a beautiful new fabric with a luxurious hand and radiant sheen that doesn't sacrifice durability or function. Key looks include: Nyluxe- A performance knit in a nylon blend ensures outdoor performance stays true to itself as being modern, polished, and offering a sense of utility with edge. Designed with stretch as a key technical feature, these pieces offer both ultimate protection and ultimate liberation. Power Puff – Re-fitted, re-energized, revamped, and lighter offering perfected silhouettes with updated trims, prints and details.     Collection Gold   Key styles seen throughout the collection are elevated here through the lens of Moose Knuckles’ iconic Gold series including refined fits, non-fur options, velvet/velour and patch detailing, and shearling trims.   Credits: Photo: Hugo Comte Styling: Alex Harrington

DIGITAL LAUNCH PARTY SETS THE TONE FOR BOSS X RUSSELL ATHLETIC
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DIGITAL LAUNCH PARTY SETS THE TONE FOR BOSS X RUSSELL ATHLETIC

Fashion Young, fresh and new. The launch of BOSS x Russell Athletic proves the combined energy of two iconic brands is impossible to contain. To the sounds of classic hip hop, a basketball-inspired film marks the release of the collaboration in playful, fun, and uplifting style.     Set in a locker room and on a basketball court, the film depicts a basketball squad who celebrate after being crowned the season’s champions. The team – including Ashley Graham, Bella Hadid, Precious Lee, Lucky Blue Smith, Keith Powers, and more – dances, poses and parties together as it showcases the new BOSS x Russell Athletic collection with nothing but good vibes.      Drawing on both brands’ archives, the collection of off-court classics includes many unisex styles, and features a retro-inspired BOSS x Russell Athletic logo.        Creative conception and production of the launch party was orchestrated by premier special events company villa eugénie at Gotham Hall in New York. The film is accompanied by a high-profile, 360-degree digital campaign that adds more global talent to the BOSS x Russell Athletic team, including social media superstars Maluma, Winnie Harlow, and Mina El Hammani.     #BOSSUpYourGame   The multi-channel #BOSSxRussellAthletic social media activation will include a TikTok challenge, #BOSSUpYourGame. Inspired by the teaser phase of the social campaign on Instagram, starring NBA star Dennis Schröder, it invites creators show off their skills using the signature BOSS Athletic pink basketball.      To the 90s sounds of I Wish by Skee-Lo, TikTok creators includingDesi, Levin Hotho, The Sharp Twins,Tega Alexander, and Kayliah Balou will turn the channel into their very own basketball court. The challenge will be kicked off by selected tastemakers in the UK, France, Germany and Russia between March 24 and April 1.     BOSS x Russell Athletic is now available online at boss.com and in stores worldwide.     From March 31, personalized BOSS x Russell Athletic sweatshirts will be available exclusively online. Customers can add up to four varsity-style letter patches to the back yoke to create an individual design. Young, fresh and new. The launch of BOSS x Russell Athletic proves the combined energy of two iconic brands is impossible to contain. To the sounds of classic hip hop, a basketball-inspired film marks the release of the collaboration in playful, fun, and uplifting style.     Set in a locker room and on a basketball court, the film depicts a basketball squad who celebrate after being crowned the season’s champions. The team – including Ashley Graham, Bella Hadid, Precious Lee, Lucky Blue Smith, Keith Powers, and more – dances, poses and parties together as it showcases the new BOSS x Russell Athletic collection with nothing but good vibes.      Drawing on both brands’ archives, the collection of off-court classics includes many unisex styles, and features a retro-inspired BOSS x Russell Athletic logo.        Creative conception and production of the launch party was orchestrated by premier special events company villa eugénie at Gotham Hall in New York. The film is accompanied by a high-profile, 360-degree digital campaign that adds more global talent to the BOSS x Russell Athletic team, including social media superstars Maluma, Winnie Harlow, and Mina El Hammani.     #BOSSUpYourGame   The multi-channel #BOSSxRussellAthletic social media activation will include a TikTok challenge, #BOSSUpYourGame. Inspired by the teaser phase of the social campaign on Instagram, starring NBA star Dennis Schröder, it invites creators show off their skills using the signature BOSS Athletic pink basketball.      To the 90s sounds of I Wish by Skee-Lo, TikTok creators includingDesi, Levin Hotho, The Sharp Twins,Tega Alexander, and Kayliah Balou will turn the channel into their very own basketball court. The challenge will be kicked off by selected tastemakers in the UK, France, Germany and Russia between March 24 and April 1.     BOSS x Russell Athletic is now available online at boss.com and in stores worldwide.     From March 31, personalized BOSS x Russell Athletic sweatshirts will be available exclusively online. Customers can add up to four varsity-style letter patches to the back yoke to create an individual design.

Boo Johnson captured by Ricardo Gomes
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Boo Johnson captured by Ricardo Gomes

Men We are excited to share our next digital cover star Boo Johnson     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Boo Johnson @imgmodels  Photographer: @ricardogomesinst  Stylist: @saint_____rita  Editor: @timiletonja  Special thanks to @nettafrankel We are excited to share our next digital cover star Boo Johnson     TEAM CREDITS: Talent: Boo Johnson @imgmodels  Photographer: @ricardogomesinst  Stylist: @saint_____rita  Editor: @timiletonja  Special thanks to @nettafrankel

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Celeb Favorite Urban Sophistication Launches their new collection
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Celeb Favorite Urban Sophistication Launches their new collection

Fashion Urban Sophistication, created by the Israeli-based siblings behind the celeb loved and community-based street wear label are heavily influenced by their fans and the idea of fifteen minutes of fame culture. Each product is a reflection of the age we live in, altogether creating a Portrait of US.    The brand tapped their fans to select and help design the collab as well as featured them in the campaign imagery.       I’M YOUR BIGGEST FAN I’LL FOLLOW YOU UNTIL I LOVE ME.   This time last year, as COVID-19 was starting to spread and the world went into lockdown, the brand started to run a private instagram account (@urbansophistication_core) where hardcore users could give their opinions and advice on future designs.      The collection is a result of the dialogue with their followers. What connects these products is not necessarily the topics they touch on but the way they were created.     COVID has challenged the balance between IRL and virtual existence, with the latter becoming the primary. This campaign explores the emotional adjustments to this new reality. It reflects the conflicts between the idea of the online space and the individual experience of it. The internet is limitless yet many feel trapped in the screen’s four walls; alone in a feed full of people. We worry about our privacy while live-streaming every moment of our lives.     Do we turn on the screens to connect with our family and friends or are we avoiding staying alone with ourselves? With this question in mind Urban Sophistication painted this Portrait of Us.      This is the largest apparel collection the brand has ever launched. The fits look amazing on both men and women with flattering fits that are comfy and have volume.    The focus is always on the storytelling and the ideas behind every piece, the selection of words, are what makes the pieces stand out.   On top of that, the pieces represent a journey of different aspects of fandom, that ends with loving and embracing yourself. The whole collection is imagined as a dialogue between you and your idol that ends with an inner conversation between you and yourself.      In that story line, the “opening” piece is the “Urban Sophistication I love you” knit. From there it continues to explore what that love means. That takes us to a series of ironic pieces that reflect both tangible classic ways to feel your idol like the eBay “celebrity chewed gum pieces;” and pieces that represent fame in a more abstract form as we know it today especially on social media, the facade, the people who look famous to us but we don’t know why they are famous - the people whose claim to fame is that they wear sunglasses at night as we call them in the black hoodie.     The focus shifts from the object of fame to the fan with the inside-out grey crew neck that says “insecurity” and “place logo here” printed above it - even the biggest logo can’t help hide your insecurity. and the “growing up” piece that calls to create by yourself rather than staying only a fan of the work of others. The brown hoodie is our wish for the USers - “make a wish and then make it happen.”      Over the weekend, DUA LIPA flashed her Urban Sophistication case and Hari Nef snapped a puffer case by the brand.The puffer case along with their tongue in cheek phone cases which include slogans like "SOCIAL MEDIA SERIOUSLY HARMS YOUR MENTAL HEALTH" have put this brand on the map.     We had a pleasure speaking with the designers Neta & Elad about the new collection.     What does fashion and visual expression mean to you?   A personal form of communication. A Conversation.     Tell our readers who you are in your own words.    We are Neta and Elad Yam, siblings and co-founders of Urban Sophistication. The brand exists as a storyboard of pop culture, archiving moments in time with physical manifestations. The pieces reflect the age we live in, altogether creating a portrait of Us aka Urban Sophistication.      Among all the designs you have made so far, which one embodies your personality the most?   Probably the puffer phone case – mostly because of the way it was made. We photoshopped a Balenciaga puffer on a phone. When we saw our followers' enthusiastic reaction, we found a way to bring it to life.     Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   Our parents. They raised us to be ourselves and have always pushed us to follow our passions and dreams. They are both independent hard workers who have built their own businesses and that definitely inspired us to start ours.     What are your upcoming projects this year and new collections?    We are excited to expand our ready to wear collection; our new Portrait of Us Collection is the biggest apparel drop yet. We’re also looking forward to being able to showcase the idea of US in new categories like jewelry; and have several exciting collaborations coming in the next couple months. Urban Sophistication, created by the Israeli-based siblings behind the celeb loved and community-based street wear label are heavily influenced by their fans and the idea of fifteen minutes of fame culture. Each product is a reflection of the age we live in, altogether creating a Portrait of US.    The brand tapped their fans to select and help design the collab as well as featured them in the campaign imagery.       I’M YOUR BIGGEST FAN I’LL FOLLOW YOU UNTIL I LOVE ME.   This time last year, as COVID-19 was starting to spread and the world went into lockdown, the brand started to run a private instagram account (@urbansophistication_core) where hardcore users could give their opinions and advice on future designs.      The collection is a result of the dialogue with their followers. What connects these products is not necessarily the topics they touch on but the way they were created.     COVID has challenged the balance between IRL and virtual existence, with the latter becoming the primary. This campaign explores the emotional adjustments to this new reality. It reflects the conflicts between the idea of the online space and the individual experience of it. The internet is limitless yet many feel trapped in the screen’s four walls; alone in a feed full of people. We worry about our privacy while live-streaming every moment of our lives.     Do we turn on the screens to connect with our family and friends or are we avoiding staying alone with ourselves? With this question in mind Urban Sophistication painted this Portrait of Us.      This is the largest apparel collection the brand has ever launched. The fits look amazing on both men and women with flattering fits that are comfy and have volume.    The focus is always on the storytelling and the ideas behind every piece, the selection of words, are what makes the pieces stand out.   On top of that, the pieces represent a journey of different aspects of fandom, that ends with loving and embracing yourself. The whole collection is imagined as a dialogue between you and your idol that ends with an inner conversation between you and yourself.      In that story line, the “opening” piece is the “Urban Sophistication I love you” knit. From there it continues to explore what that love means. That takes us to a series of ironic pieces that reflect both tangible classic ways to feel your idol like the eBay “celebrity chewed gum pieces;” and pieces that represent fame in a more abstract form as we know it today especially on social media, the facade, the people who look famous to us but we don’t know why they are famous - the people whose claim to fame is that they wear sunglasses at night as we call them in the black hoodie.     The focus shifts from the object of fame to the fan with the inside-out grey crew neck that says “insecurity” and “place logo here” printed above it - even the biggest logo can’t help hide your insecurity. and the “growing up” piece that calls to create by yourself rather than staying only a fan of the work of others. The brown hoodie is our wish for the USers - “make a wish and then make it happen.”      Over the weekend, DUA LIPA flashed her Urban Sophistication case and Hari Nef snapped a puffer case by the brand.The puffer case along with their tongue in cheek phone cases which include slogans like "SOCIAL MEDIA SERIOUSLY HARMS YOUR MENTAL HEALTH" have put this brand on the map.     We had a pleasure speaking with the designers Neta & Elad about the new collection.     What does fashion and visual expression mean to you?   A personal form of communication. A Conversation.     Tell our readers who you are in your own words.    We are Neta and Elad Yam, siblings and co-founders of Urban Sophistication. The brand exists as a storyboard of pop culture, archiving moments in time with physical manifestations. The pieces reflect the age we live in, altogether creating a portrait of Us aka Urban Sophistication.      Among all the designs you have made so far, which one embodies your personality the most?   Probably the puffer phone case – mostly because of the way it was made. We photoshopped a Balenciaga puffer on a phone. When we saw our followers' enthusiastic reaction, we found a way to bring it to life.     Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   Our parents. They raised us to be ourselves and have always pushed us to follow our passions and dreams. They are both independent hard workers who have built their own businesses and that definitely inspired us to start ours.     What are your upcoming projects this year and new collections?    We are excited to expand our ready to wear collection; our new Portrait of Us Collection is the biggest apparel drop yet. We’re also looking forward to being able to showcase the idea of US in new categories like jewelry; and have several exciting collaborations coming in the next couple months.

DIESEL X DIESEL
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DIESEL X DIESEL

Fashion When I arrived at Diesel, its founder Renzo Rosso was working on a unique, temporal take on fashion collaboration: past Diesel and present Diesel. He was studying how to fuse the label's heritage within the context, and outlook, of the year 2021. Then and now, together. I thought, what better a place to begin? I embraced this vision and I am proud to have worked alongside him in amplifying what you see here, today. In some ways, it symbolizes the passing of the proverbial baton; we are celebrating Diesel’s background as we steer into a new era, and I am excited about the direction in which we are heading.     Diesel is world famous for its irreverence, its boldness, and, simultaneously, its universality. Denim is its engine, and denim is a global fashion staple. Whether through subversion, irony or sometimes flat out audacity, there was always something more being said through a Diesel garment. There is commentary about the era, and there are reflections of the moment. Look closely, and you’ll find it everywhere.     With this in mind, Renzo wanted to create a layered capsule; one that brings back vintage Diesel pieces while updating them for 2021, a year in which the world looks profoundly different than it did in the 1980’s. He called it Diesel x Diesel, and I love this meta-referential title. It is a collection of revamped “classics,” brought into the brave new now. The line-up is a tight edit of 24 pieces, selected from a register of many thousands of garments.     To accompany this collection, I thought of a brand-new campaign. It is called “Fake Smiles” but the phrase has more to do with exaggeration than artifice. Channeling Diesel’s “For Successful Living” mantra, “Fake Smiles” is about our constant pursuit of happiness. The campaign’s images feature subjects in daily mundane scenarios, all masked with extra-joyful expressions, creating surreal imagery that evokes a sense of nostalgia and captures the spirit of the decades that inspired this collection.     Our intention is to steer Diesel into the 2020’s with a new focus; one that honors its iconicity and its unique history, yet one that is powered by today’s globalized and interconnected currents. It’s an extraordinary time to be a creative director and I look forward to sharing more with you as the year rolls on. - Glenn       MORE ABOUT THE COLLECTION:    Diesel x Diesel was born out of Renzo Rosso’s desire to reintroduce our timeless icons in the modern day. The capsule takes on a distinctly North American aesthetic, with a deep look back at all the memorable research trips that Renzo and his multicultural design team did back in the late ‘80s. Inspiration cues go back to college apparel, Route 66, and the essential Diesel identifier of workwear. A varsity jacket has been reimagined in extra-distressed leather, with a new Diesel typeface in patches across the shoulder blades. A mixed-material coat of shearling, cotton, leather and jacquard wool has been recreated; it was originally inspired by a late 1980’s research trip to the South of the U.S.  A treated leather vest from the tail end of the 1980’s has patches that recall an American road trip. For each piece, the underlying idea is the bridging of entities that are separated, whether governmentally (land borders) or temporally (the then-and-now). When I arrived at Diesel, its founder Renzo Rosso was working on a unique, temporal take on fashion collaboration: past Diesel and present Diesel. He was studying how to fuse the label's heritage within the context, and outlook, of the year 2021. Then and now, together. I thought, what better a place to begin? I embraced this vision and I am proud to have worked alongside him in amplifying what you see here, today. In some ways, it symbolizes the passing of the proverbial baton; we are celebrating Diesel’s background as we steer into a new era, and I am excited about the direction in which we are heading.     Diesel is world famous for its irreverence, its boldness, and, simultaneously, its universality. Denim is its engine, and denim is a global fashion staple. Whether through subversion, irony or sometimes flat out audacity, there was always something more being said through a Diesel garment. There is commentary about the era, and there are reflections of the moment. Look closely, and you’ll find it everywhere.     With this in mind, Renzo wanted to create a layered capsule; one that brings back vintage Diesel pieces while updating them for 2021, a year in which the world looks profoundly different than it did in the 1980’s. He called it Diesel x Diesel, and I love this meta-referential title. It is a collection of revamped “classics,” brought into the brave new now. The line-up is a tight edit of 24 pieces, selected from a register of many thousands of garments.     To accompany this collection, I thought of a brand-new campaign. It is called “Fake Smiles” but the phrase has more to do with exaggeration than artifice. Channeling Diesel’s “For Successful Living” mantra, “Fake Smiles” is about our constant pursuit of happiness. The campaign’s images feature subjects in daily mundane scenarios, all masked with extra-joyful expressions, creating surreal imagery that evokes a sense of nostalgia and captures the spirit of the decades that inspired this collection.     Our intention is to steer Diesel into the 2020’s with a new focus; one that honors its iconicity and its unique history, yet one that is powered by today’s globalized and interconnected currents. It’s an extraordinary time to be a creative director and I look forward to sharing more with you as the year rolls on. - Glenn       MORE ABOUT THE COLLECTION:    Diesel x Diesel was born out of Renzo Rosso’s desire to reintroduce our timeless icons in the modern day. The capsule takes on a distinctly North American aesthetic, with a deep look back at all the memorable research trips that Renzo and his multicultural design team did back in the late ‘80s. Inspiration cues go back to college apparel, Route 66, and the essential Diesel identifier of workwear. A varsity jacket has been reimagined in extra-distressed leather, with a new Diesel typeface in patches across the shoulder blades. A mixed-material coat of shearling, cotton, leather and jacquard wool has been recreated; it was originally inspired by a late 1980’s research trip to the South of the U.S.  A treated leather vest from the tail end of the 1980’s has patches that recall an American road trip. For each piece, the underlying idea is the bridging of entities that are separated, whether governmentally (land borders) or temporally (the then-and-now).

DR. MARTENS X RICK OWENS
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DR. MARTENS X RICK OWENS

Accessories DR. MARTENS TEAMS UP WITH BRUTALIST-GRUNGE ICON RICK OWENS FOR AN EXPLOSIVE TWO-PART COLLABORATION     Dr. Martens are partnering up with the sartorially radical Rick Owens. Known for his post-apocalyptic reimagination of brutalist fashion, his designs defy convention and challenge physics. And now, after morethan 60 years of Dr. Martens and almost 30 years of Rick Owens, we’re nally uniting for one of our boldestcollaborations to date. And it’s long overdue.   Launching as a two-part collaboration in March and May, the collection is an exploration of Rick Owens’ dark, underground aesthetic applied to a classic DM’s silhouette. Subverting our 1460 Bex platform sole boot, which rose to notoriety in the 90s, our March drop is bound with the designer’s signature dramatic lacing system and loud with both brand’s philosophy for championing the alternative.   Renowned for eccentric, architectural garments, Owens’ sharp ascent to fame in the early 90s coincided with DM’sown grunge renaissance. An era when fashion was annel, orals and non-conformity, both our brands’ wearers anddie-hard following overlapped more often than they didn’t.   And our latest collaboration is no exception. Owens’ enthusiasm for dark-glam drapery and polished brutalism sees our 1460 Bex boot wrapped with Rick Owen’s trademark lacing system. Coming in a Black Smooth leather and complete with an additional pair of black laces, dual-branded sock liner and taupe heel loop. Sitting on a double-height Bex sole, the boot is nished with Taupe and Yellow double welt stitching on the Black 1460 Bex DS.   Available from 20.03.21 at drmartens.com/collaborations/rick-owens and select partners. DR. MARTENS TEAMS UP WITH BRUTALIST-GRUNGE ICON RICK OWENS FOR AN EXPLOSIVE TWO-PART COLLABORATION     Dr. Martens are partnering up with the sartorially radical Rick Owens. Known for his post-apocalyptic reimagination of brutalist fashion, his designs defy convention and challenge physics. And now, after morethan 60 years of Dr. Martens and almost 30 years of Rick Owens, we’re nally uniting for one of our boldestcollaborations to date. And it’s long overdue.   Launching as a two-part collaboration in March and May, the collection is an exploration of Rick Owens’ dark, underground aesthetic applied to a classic DM’s silhouette. Subverting our 1460 Bex platform sole boot, which rose to notoriety in the 90s, our March drop is bound with the designer’s signature dramatic lacing system and loud with both brand’s philosophy for championing the alternative.   Renowned for eccentric, architectural garments, Owens’ sharp ascent to fame in the early 90s coincided with DM’sown grunge renaissance. An era when fashion was annel, orals and non-conformity, both our brands’ wearers anddie-hard following overlapped more often than they didn’t.   And our latest collaboration is no exception. Owens’ enthusiasm for dark-glam drapery and polished brutalism sees our 1460 Bex boot wrapped with Rick Owen’s trademark lacing system. Coming in a Black Smooth leather and complete with an additional pair of black laces, dual-branded sock liner and taupe heel loop. Sitting on a double-height Bex sole, the boot is nished with Taupe and Yellow double welt stitching on the Black 1460 Bex DS.   Available from 20.03.21 at drmartens.com/collaborations/rick-owens and select partners.

LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE NEW SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN BY STEVEN MEISEL
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LOUIS VUITTON PRESENTS THE NEW SUMMER 2021 CAMPAIGN BY STEVEN MEISEL

Fashion A splash of colour, a wave of iridescent light, a breath of fresh air, the joy of sunrays caressing one’s skin. From bright to pastel, a portfolio of Malibu sunrise yellows make up the Sunbathing collection, while Riviera blues embody the Morning Swim pieces.     A place in the sun. Beachwear prints, gradient Monogram, Damier motifs - Louis Vuitton icons play with colour. Going from day to night, sorbets to cocktails, the collection draws inspiration from fizzy red and parasol stripes, features raffia and embossed leather.     Silk twill pyjamas, bobs, bag charms, small leather goods, a beach towel and sarong, sandals and sneakers – a burst of colour under the summer sun. Available in all Louis Vuitton stores from March 19th.     A sporty parka in gradient nylon, the brilliance of a sequined dress, a Capucines, NéoNoé and the multi- pocketed Papillon - twists on House classics brush the skin and awaken desires. Shine, dance, dream of an endless summer, feeling relaxed, fresh in carefree attire for summer 2021. A splash of colour, a wave of iridescent light, a breath of fresh air, the joy of sunrays caressing one’s skin. From bright to pastel, a portfolio of Malibu sunrise yellows make up the Sunbathing collection, while Riviera blues embody the Morning Swim pieces.     A place in the sun. Beachwear prints, gradient Monogram, Damier motifs - Louis Vuitton icons play with colour. Going from day to night, sorbets to cocktails, the collection draws inspiration from fizzy red and parasol stripes, features raffia and embossed leather.     Silk twill pyjamas, bobs, bag charms, small leather goods, a beach towel and sarong, sandals and sneakers – a burst of colour under the summer sun. Available in all Louis Vuitton stores from March 19th.     A sporty parka in gradient nylon, the brilliance of a sequined dress, a Capucines, NéoNoé and the multi- pocketed Papillon - twists on House classics brush the skin and awaken desires. Shine, dance, dream of an endless summer, feeling relaxed, fresh in carefree attire for summer 2021.

1/OFF Launches first brand film “INTO THE UNKNOWN”
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1/OFF Launches first brand film “INTO THE UNKNOWN”

Fashion 1/OFF launches a message of transformation and inspires its community to welcome the unkown.      1/OFF, the fashion label that upcycles high-end vintage and transforms it into new manifestations, announces its first brand campaign ‘Into the unknown’. The film, created by artist Tim Wes showcases a mood of transition and aims to inspire society to embrace the unkown and have an open minded approach to a reshaped world.     Reflective of both 1/OFF’s spirit and the tumultuous world, the film touches on how society is questioning old beliefs and moving into a time of transformation.The Chanel x Levi’s Love Child Jacket symbolizes the evolving mood and beginning of a new narrative. It is showcased by movement, music and light.     Each item is unique and has been re(created) by a team of highly skilled couture makers. The upcycling process respects the craft and quality of these iconic pieces and extends the lifespan by transforming it to a contemporary design.     The Love Child jackets are exclusive to Selfridges, alongside signature designs from the brand’s debut collection - prices start £200 — £3.000     The beginning of a new narrative: Nobody knows exactly where the shift will take us. Through this journey ‘into the unknown’, 1/OFF aims to play a part in resetting the dial to create the space needed to experience new energy, ideas and experimentation. The brand is born from the ideology that fashion should no longer be perceived as disposable, but part of an eternal cycle of inspiration.     1/OFF launches a message of transformation and inspires its community to welcome the unkown.      1/OFF, the fashion label that upcycles high-end vintage and transforms it into new manifestations, announces its first brand campaign ‘Into the unknown’. The film, created by artist Tim Wes showcases a mood of transition and aims to inspire society to embrace the unkown and have an open minded approach to a reshaped world.     Reflective of both 1/OFF’s spirit and the tumultuous world, the film touches on how society is questioning old beliefs and moving into a time of transformation.The Chanel x Levi’s Love Child Jacket symbolizes the evolving mood and beginning of a new narrative. It is showcased by movement, music and light.     Each item is unique and has been re(created) by a team of highly skilled couture makers. The upcycling process respects the craft and quality of these iconic pieces and extends the lifespan by transforming it to a contemporary design.     The Love Child jackets are exclusive to Selfridges, alongside signature designs from the brand’s debut collection - prices start £200 — £3.000     The beginning of a new narrative: Nobody knows exactly where the shift will take us. Through this journey ‘into the unknown’, 1/OFF aims to play a part in resetting the dial to create the space needed to experience new energy, ideas and experimentation. The brand is born from the ideology that fashion should no longer be perceived as disposable, but part of an eternal cycle of inspiration.    

Alexander McQueen presents the Spring & Summer 2021 Women’s Wander Boots & Jewellery
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Alexander McQueen presents the Spring & Summer 2021 Women’s Wander Boots & Jewellery

Accessories Three jewellery families feature in the Spring/Summer 2021 collection, all nished in antique silver or gold metal.     The Sculptural jewellery family is inspired by a hybrid of multifaceted shapes and high-shine polished metal. Contemporary asymmetric earrings feature knot details which climb the ears on both sides. Asymmetrical ear cu sets, with hand-cut multiple faceted lines, make for a futuristic look and sculptural rings are moulded by hand.     The Chain jewellery family includes a hand-crafted oversized chain link necklace, bracelet and earrings resulting in a bold design with a mix of contemporary details.     Evening jewellery is highly embellished with greige crystal stones. Double- nger rings, jewelled molten hoops and sculptural ear sets present an aesthetic contrast between the shiny metal and the pavé surface.     The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2021 collection sees the introduction of the Wander Boots.     Inspired by British punk styling, the leather boots feature a unique exaggerated ared rubber sole with a shiny calf leather upper. Signature details include the Alexander McQueen logo on the tongue and the Alexander McQueen seal logo on the back of the boots. Three jewellery families feature in the Spring/Summer 2021 collection, all nished in antique silver or gold metal.     The Sculptural jewellery family is inspired by a hybrid of multifaceted shapes and high-shine polished metal. Contemporary asymmetric earrings feature knot details which climb the ears on both sides. Asymmetrical ear cu sets, with hand-cut multiple faceted lines, make for a futuristic look and sculptural rings are moulded by hand.     The Chain jewellery family includes a hand-crafted oversized chain link necklace, bracelet and earrings resulting in a bold design with a mix of contemporary details.     Evening jewellery is highly embellished with greige crystal stones. Double- nger rings, jewelled molten hoops and sculptural ear sets present an aesthetic contrast between the shiny metal and the pavé surface.     The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2021 collection sees the introduction of the Wander Boots.     Inspired by British punk styling, the leather boots feature a unique exaggerated ared rubber sole with a shiny calf leather upper. Signature details include the Alexander McQueen logo on the tongue and the Alexander McQueen seal logo on the back of the boots.

Josh O’Connor captured by Gray Sorrenti for the new Eye/LOEWE/Nature
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Josh O’Connor captured by Gray Sorrenti for the new Eye/LOEWE/Nature

Men ‘Nature is integral to my LOEWE vision. The great outdoors, the wilderness even, offers both context and stimuli for what we do. In the case of Eye/LOEWE/Nature, nature is also the ideal backdrop to a collection of pragmatic pieces, both technical and crafty, from outerwear and T-shirts to shoes and accessories, designed for enjoying life outside.     This is the fifth season for Eye/LOEWE/Nature and the main focus of the collection is environmental responsibility. The thinking behind such a choice is circular: a collection devised for diving into nature must be created with a sense of respect for the environment. We focused on both recycling and upcycling, with the nal goal of being as sustainable as we can. Reusing and repurposing what has already had a life is not only a way to produce less and therefore cause less harm, but also a way to reassess craft, which is quintessentially LOEWE. Using existing sources gives uniqueness and warmth to each piece. Using recycled fabrics and yarns is a relief for nature. For every product sold, LOEWE will donate 15 euros to "A CASA for birds": a project aimed at creating semi-natural habitats for wildlife species in danger of extinction.     Vintage and workwear inspirations are mixed this season, with items that have been washed to achieve a distressed and aged feel. Hooded jackets have integrated backpacks that are both practical and unexpected. We have upcycled vintage Mexican carpets to create totally unique reversible jackets, each a mix of two carpets. Loose-fitting parkas a re patchworked from vintage quilts to create colour-block effects. Vintage parachutes are transformed into lightweight hooded jackets, vintage military jackets are cut into bermudas, and hooded parkas and vintage T-shirts are assembled to compose colourful stripe motifs on loose fitted tees. The upcycling and recycling ethos carries through to the accessories, with totes and bum bags crafted from quilted liners. We are also launching a new line in recycled nylon: bags that are super lightweight and easily packable, in functional shapes like roll top backpacks and camera bags, matching the outdoorsy spirit of ELN.     Materials are organic, upcycled and recycled, including the linen and cotton of jumpers and T-shirts. Shapes are loose, colors are muted, with occasional bright flashes of pink, orange and cobalt blue. Accessories such as scarves, hats and shoes complete the project with further focus on functionality.     The campaign features Josh O’Connor, photographed by Gray Sorrenti in the desert of Baja California, Mexico. Josh is caught in the midst of a solitary adventure, energetically confronting the elements. A van, parachute and motorbike allude to intense physical exploits under the glaring Mexican sun; man and nature bonded together.     To me, Eye/LOEWE/Nature is LOEWE at its most pragmatic, with an inspired eye. It has a timeless aura and playful practicality that sprout from an everlasting feeling of connection with nature.‘ Jonathan    #LOEWE #EYELOEWENATURE ‘Nature is integral to my LOEWE vision. The great outdoors, the wilderness even, offers both context and stimuli for what we do. In the case of Eye/LOEWE/Nature, nature is also the ideal backdrop to a collection of pragmatic pieces, both technical and crafty, from outerwear and T-shirts to shoes and accessories, designed for enjoying life outside.     This is the fifth season for Eye/LOEWE/Nature and the main focus of the collection is environmental responsibility. The thinking behind such a choice is circular: a collection devised for diving into nature must be created with a sense of respect for the environment. We focused on both recycling and upcycling, with the nal goal of being as sustainable as we can. Reusing and repurposing what has already had a life is not only a way to produce less and therefore cause less harm, but also a way to reassess craft, which is quintessentially LOEWE. Using existing sources gives uniqueness and warmth to each piece. Using recycled fabrics and yarns is a relief for nature. For every product sold, LOEWE will donate 15 euros to "A CASA for birds": a project aimed at creating semi-natural habitats for wildlife species in danger of extinction.     Vintage and workwear inspirations are mixed this season, with items that have been washed to achieve a distressed and aged feel. Hooded jackets have integrated backpacks that are both practical and unexpected. We have upcycled vintage Mexican carpets to create totally unique reversible jackets, each a mix of two carpets. Loose-fitting parkas a re patchworked from vintage quilts to create colour-block effects. Vintage parachutes are transformed into lightweight hooded jackets, vintage military jackets are cut into bermudas, and hooded parkas and vintage T-shirts are assembled to compose colourful stripe motifs on loose fitted tees. The upcycling and recycling ethos carries through to the accessories, with totes and bum bags crafted from quilted liners. We are also launching a new line in recycled nylon: bags that are super lightweight and easily packable, in functional shapes like roll top backpacks and camera bags, matching the outdoorsy spirit of ELN.     Materials are organic, upcycled and recycled, including the linen and cotton of jumpers and T-shirts. Shapes are loose, colors are muted, with occasional bright flashes of pink, orange and cobalt blue. Accessories such as scarves, hats and shoes complete the project with further focus on functionality.     The campaign features Josh O’Connor, photographed by Gray Sorrenti in the desert of Baja California, Mexico. Josh is caught in the midst of a solitary adventure, energetically confronting the elements. A van, parachute and motorbike allude to intense physical exploits under the glaring Mexican sun; man and nature bonded together.     To me, Eye/LOEWE/Nature is LOEWE at its most pragmatic, with an inspired eye. It has a timeless aura and playful practicality that sprout from an everlasting feeling of connection with nature.‘ Jonathan    #LOEWE #EYELOEWENATURE

A.P.C. Sacai Interaction #9
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A.P.C. Sacai Interaction #9

Fashion As of spring 2019, A.P.C. has invited friends of the brand to collaborate on small collections on a regular basis.     The Interactions program has featured Kid Cudi, Suzanne Koller, Brain Dead, JJJJound, Carhartt WIP, Goop, Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Chesnais. Today, A.P.C. is proud to present its new Interaction with Sacai, the Japanese brand founded in 1999 by Chitose Abe, famous for her innovative and experimental hybrid clothing. For this essentially unisex collection, available from XXS to XL, A.P.C. and Sacai had fun mixing their logos, resulting in: SA.P.C.AI.   The focus was then placed on uniting the iconic materials of each brand, denim and nylon, in order to bring a new approach to A.P.C.’s star clothing: jeans, the denim jacket, the denim dress and even the denim tote bag. Likewise, for jersey, Sacai sparked a small revolution by adding complexity to classic A.P.C. tees and sweatshirts with zipper effects and a choice of very heavyweight materials.     Finally, the silhouette was completed with sandals and white fringe sneakers.     As Jean Touitou explains, “This Interaction is a precise illustration of how A.P.C. and Sacai came together, inter- weaving diverse elements of language to achieve a sort of crossbreed that represents the style of our two brands. These pieces are unusual for us, as they push the limits of what we might call ‘wearability’ as far as possible. They are the fruit of a long process of creative deconstruction and reconstruction. We got enormous pleasure from seeing this clothing being taken apart and redesigned.     And to quote Maurice Blanchot, referring to the novel Destroy, She Said by Marguerite Duras: ‘Destroy. How this rings: softly, tenderly, absolutely.’ (Maurice Blanchot, Friendship, 1971). This is exactly what we felt when we achieved this work.”     The photos of this collection were shot by Tim Elkaïm under the artistic direction of Suzanne Koller.     Collection available from March 19, 2021. As of spring 2019, A.P.C. has invited friends of the brand to collaborate on small collections on a regular basis.     The Interactions program has featured Kid Cudi, Suzanne Koller, Brain Dead, JJJJound, Carhartt WIP, Goop, Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Chesnais. Today, A.P.C. is proud to present its new Interaction with Sacai, the Japanese brand founded in 1999 by Chitose Abe, famous for her innovative and experimental hybrid clothing. For this essentially unisex collection, available from XXS to XL, A.P.C. and Sacai had fun mixing their logos, resulting in: SA.P.C.AI.   The focus was then placed on uniting the iconic materials of each brand, denim and nylon, in order to bring a new approach to A.P.C.’s star clothing: jeans, the denim jacket, the denim dress and even the denim tote bag. Likewise, for jersey, Sacai sparked a small revolution by adding complexity to classic A.P.C. tees and sweatshirts with zipper effects and a choice of very heavyweight materials.     Finally, the silhouette was completed with sandals and white fringe sneakers.     As Jean Touitou explains, “This Interaction is a precise illustration of how A.P.C. and Sacai came together, inter- weaving diverse elements of language to achieve a sort of crossbreed that represents the style of our two brands. These pieces are unusual for us, as they push the limits of what we might call ‘wearability’ as far as possible. They are the fruit of a long process of creative deconstruction and reconstruction. We got enormous pleasure from seeing this clothing being taken apart and redesigned.     And to quote Maurice Blanchot, referring to the novel Destroy, She Said by Marguerite Duras: ‘Destroy. How this rings: softly, tenderly, absolutely.’ (Maurice Blanchot, Friendship, 1971). This is exactly what we felt when we achieved this work.”     The photos of this collection were shot by Tim Elkaïm under the artistic direction of Suzanne Koller.     Collection available from March 19, 2021.

Our digital cover star for March is Herizen
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Our digital cover star for March is Herizen

Photography We had a delight speaking and working with Herizen, captured by Jack Waterlot.     Tell our readers who you are in your own words.   Creative creature looking for the next adventure :P.   What is your first memory of acting and music?   My first memory of acting was when I was about 8 playing ‘Mustardseed’ in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” As far as music, I’ve been singing since I could talk, and fell more in love with it watching my dad perform on stage.      Among all the roles you have played so far, which one embodies your personality the most?   Playing ‘Oshun’ in AMERICAN GODS was such a special moment for me, I felt a connection to my childhood/womanhood I’ve never felt before. It was a beautiful spiritual experience.     What gives you confidence?    Knowing where I come from, who I am, and that feeling of pride when I close my eyes and think about the hard work it took for me to get to where I am, without sacrificing my integrity.      Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   My mother. She’s always been there pushing me to stay true and keep my eye on my goal/vision.      What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   Last year when I visited my father in Costa Rica, I sat in the same spot every day on that beach staring at this island that was a little over a mile out in the water. Every day I told myself “I’m not leaving Costa Rica without swimming to that island” and every day for those 3 weeks it was like chanting an obsession. Finally, on the last day I did it! It was scary as hell and I freaked out in the middle there for a bit, but finally surrendered to the ocean and I completed my journey. When I got back to the shore, I felt a wave of courage and strength wash over me, and since then whenever I feel fear or weakness I think about that island, and it helps me move forward.      What is your personal motto?   I’ve noticed it changes, but right now it’s “time is on your side.” I think it’s really important to have this relationship with time, because for women especially, it can feel like it’s our enemy when it’s not, it’s just our mentality.    What are your upcoming projects for this year?   AMERICAN GODS is currently streaming on Starz, and I’m working on my next music project that I’m very excited to share. I also have jewelry that I will be releasing alongside my music project :).     Why acting and why music? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?   Music has always been my reason for being alive, and acting was a happy accident... a very happy accident.    What is your work of art about and what does it mean to you?   It’s about expression of one’s true self and not being afraid to feel/share pain. It means everything to me and I’m very grateful to be able to do this as a career and maybe, with my deepest hope, it can help someone else with their pain too.      With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   I filmed an indie film called THE LOST HUSBAND about two years ago in Texas. We were filming on location in this cute little town called Roundtop, it was absolutely beautiful. I very much enjoyed listening to the crickets and the song that the wind sings at night. Being able to look up to the sky and seeing stars go on for eternity was magical.      What is your biggest outtake from last year?   You can’t take this life for granted, it’s imperative that you soak up the moments you share with your loved ones, hold them in a special place in your heart, and tell them you love them as often as you can because you never know what tomorrow brings.    As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   I think keeping a garden is something that everyone should learn. We had one last Spring and have started planting for this upcoming one :) It’s a meditation and an honor to put back into the earth that we take so much from and show it the love it deserves. Keeping an environmentally aware home is something that no one should get away with not doing. We all have to do our jobs to keep our planet alive. After all, it’s our home and the only one we have.      Tell us about your recently released debut EP.   Demon, my most recent EP, is very special to me. It’s about heartbreak, anger, and redemption. I’m grateful to the person who hurt me because without them, I wouldn’t have been able to share this project with the world. We all have our “hellboy” and we should be grateful to them for their lessons.      PHOTO CREDITS: Photo: Jack Waterlot talent: Herizen Styling : Jean Chung Make up : Frankie Boyd Hair : Rita Marmor Nails : Dohee Bahn  Casting: Timi Letonja   We had a delight speaking and working with Herizen, captured by Jack Waterlot.     Tell our readers who you are in your own words.   Creative creature looking for the next adventure :P.   What is your first memory of acting and music?   My first memory of acting was when I was about 8 playing ‘Mustardseed’ in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” As far as music, I’ve been singing since I could talk, and fell more in love with it watching my dad perform on stage.      Among all the roles you have played so far, which one embodies your personality the most?   Playing ‘Oshun’ in AMERICAN GODS was such a special moment for me, I felt a connection to my childhood/womanhood I’ve never felt before. It was a beautiful spiritual experience.     What gives you confidence?    Knowing where I come from, who I am, and that feeling of pride when I close my eyes and think about the hard work it took for me to get to where I am, without sacrificing my integrity.      Who is the one voice that has inspired you the most in your personal life and your career?   My mother. She’s always been there pushing me to stay true and keep my eye on my goal/vision.      What is the most daring thing you did recently and tell us something that is not on your resume?   Last year when I visited my father in Costa Rica, I sat in the same spot every day on that beach staring at this island that was a little over a mile out in the water. Every day I told myself “I’m not leaving Costa Rica without swimming to that island” and every day for those 3 weeks it was like chanting an obsession. Finally, on the last day I did it! It was scary as hell and I freaked out in the middle there for a bit, but finally surrendered to the ocean and I completed my journey. When I got back to the shore, I felt a wave of courage and strength wash over me, and since then whenever I feel fear or weakness I think about that island, and it helps me move forward.      What is your personal motto?   I’ve noticed it changes, but right now it’s “time is on your side.” I think it’s really important to have this relationship with time, because for women especially, it can feel like it’s our enemy when it’s not, it’s just our mentality.    What are your upcoming projects for this year?   AMERICAN GODS is currently streaming on Starz, and I’m working on my next music project that I’m very excited to share. I also have jewelry that I will be releasing alongside my music project :).     Why acting and why music? What inspired you to embark on a career in this industry?   Music has always been my reason for being alive, and acting was a happy accident... a very happy accident.    What is your work of art about and what does it mean to you?   It’s about expression of one’s true self and not being afraid to feel/share pain. It means everything to me and I’m very grateful to be able to do this as a career and maybe, with my deepest hope, it can help someone else with their pain too.      With work you have traveled a lot. What are some of the favourite places you have seen and been to so far and why?   I filmed an indie film called THE LOST HUSBAND about two years ago in Texas. We were filming on location in this cute little town called Roundtop, it was absolutely beautiful. I very much enjoyed listening to the crickets and the song that the wind sings at night. Being able to look up to the sky and seeing stars go on for eternity was magical.      What is your biggest outtake from last year?   You can’t take this life for granted, it’s imperative that you soak up the moments you share with your loved ones, hold them in a special place in your heart, and tell them you love them as often as you can because you never know what tomorrow brings.    As the theme of our Spring & Summer season is ELEMENTS and it is about sustainability, nature. Tell us about your perspective on sustainability and environment.   I think keeping a garden is something that everyone should learn. We had one last Spring and have started planting for this upcoming one :) It’s a meditation and an honor to put back into the earth that we take so much from and show it the love it deserves. Keeping an environmentally aware home is something that no one should get away with not doing. We all have to do our jobs to keep our planet alive. After all, it’s our home and the only one we have.      Tell us about your recently released debut EP.   Demon, my most recent EP, is very special to me. It’s about heartbreak, anger, and redemption. I’m grateful to the person who hurt me because without them, I wouldn’t have been able to share this project with the world. We all have our “hellboy” and we should be grateful to them for their lessons.      PHOTO CREDITS: Photo: Jack Waterlot talent: Herizen Styling : Jean Chung Make up : Frankie Boyd Hair : Rita Marmor Nails : Dohee Bahn  Casting: Timi Letonja  

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