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At home with Will Peltz
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At home with Will Peltz

Fashion Exclusive interview with the talented actor and model Will Peltz, photographed by Justin Campbell.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? - I just recently have joined my family in quarantine and have taken the opportunity to spend time together. We play chess, watch old movies and prepare meals together. At this time the world is a different place so we have to adapt and create in different ways.       What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modeling? My first memory with fashion would definitely be when I got my first pair of Jordan’s and is still very much a part of my style today. I’ve always been a sneaker head. I did a piece with Interview Magazine promoting my movie Men, Women and Children which brought me into the fashion world.      What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without? Washing my face and applying sunscreen.      What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it? I’ve learned to take my time with things. I was always in such a rush before.      Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV? I’m double jointed in both of my thumbs :).      What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes? A movie theatre!      What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?  I’ve actually been listening to a lot of classical music. I find it very calming.       What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed? The first thing I do when I wake up is have my morning coffee. My nightly routine changes every night.      Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence. Unfortunately I have not but I can’t wait to go someday.     What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?  I’ve been doing a lot of walking and rollerblading lately but honestly I can’t wait to play basketball when quarantine is over.      What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?  ‘Starry night’ by Van Gogh, not yet.       How was it like being a part of Euphoria?   It was really cool to be a part of a show that speaks so honestly to this generation.      Do you have any new roles coming up soon? Yes, I’m very excited to be playing the role of Luke in the upcoming film, Thirteen Minutes. Exclusive interview with the talented actor and model Will Peltz, photographed by Justin Campbell.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? - I just recently have joined my family in quarantine and have taken the opportunity to spend time together. We play chess, watch old movies and prepare meals together. At this time the world is a different place so we have to adapt and create in different ways.       What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modeling? My first memory with fashion would definitely be when I got my first pair of Jordan’s and is still very much a part of my style today. I’ve always been a sneaker head. I did a piece with Interview Magazine promoting my movie Men, Women and Children which brought me into the fashion world.      What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without? Washing my face and applying sunscreen.      What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it? I’ve learned to take my time with things. I was always in such a rush before.      Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV? I’m double jointed in both of my thumbs :).      What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes? A movie theatre!      What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?  I’ve actually been listening to a lot of classical music. I find it very calming.       What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed? The first thing I do when I wake up is have my morning coffee. My nightly routine changes every night.      Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence. Unfortunately I have not but I can’t wait to go someday.     What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?  I’ve been doing a lot of walking and rollerblading lately but honestly I can’t wait to play basketball when quarantine is over.      What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?  ‘Starry night’ by Van Gogh, not yet.       How was it like being a part of Euphoria?   It was really cool to be a part of a show that speaks so honestly to this generation.      Do you have any new roles coming up soon? Yes, I’m very excited to be playing the role of Luke in the upcoming film, Thirteen Minutes.

In conversation with Denitza Margova & Franziska Nellessen
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In conversation with Denitza Margova & Franziska Nellessen

Fashion Get ready for summer! Whether we can only long for remote holiday destinations for the time being or whether we can actually pack our bags again soon: The new jewellery collection from Margova for EDITED invites you to dream!    Whitewashed houses, golden rays of sunlight, blue skies and the lush, shimmering sea: „The inspiration for the collection has its origins in summer and is influenced by the Bohemian- Mediterranean way of life in Greece and the colour blue, which is an integral part of the scenery there“, explains designer Denitza Margova. Blue is known as the colour of air and water, of longing and vastness. By using rich tones, delicate pearls and light materials, the designer references her Greek roots and reinterprets them. The result is a beautiful jewelry collection that is cool yet elegant at the same time – the typical Margova mix.   All materials are sourced in Germany and manufactured with the finest craftsmanship, mainly in Germany.     What is the inspiration behind the collection and what is it influenced by?   Denitza Margova: The collection started with the idea of summer and where I love to spend it the most. I dove into the world of my great grandparents, who come from a small village near the Greek coast. The collection is inspired by the bohemian Mediterranean way of life and the color blue.   Why are EDITED and MARGOVA the perfect match for this collaboration?   Franziska Nellessen: We love to team up with strong and unique local brands, whose aesthetics and values match our brand. I am an admirer of the jewellery collections of MARGOVA since years and therefore super happy we have created this collection together.   How did you incorporate your roots into the new collection?   DM: With this collection I am embracing my roots in a modern way with rich colours, delicate pearls and light materials. Characteristics of the aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity and an appreciation of the integrity of natural materials. This results in beautiful and unusual combinations.      What is your favourite summer memory?   DM: I have a couple. But most of them include sitting outside with my loved ones and enjoy great food and drinks, have a laugh and end up dancing J   FN: I always loved watching sunsets and sunrises. The sky awaking and transforming into different shades of pink and purple are my favourite moments of the day.     Which scent reminds you of summer?   DM: Fig trees and that specific smell of a mild summer night.    FN: Olive trees and sun protection lotion.     Which feeling do you want people to get from this capsule collection?   DM: I want people to feel light and happy while wearing it.   FN: Jewellery is the icing on the cake – the final touch to every outfit. These pieces should freshen up your everyday looks.    What is your favourite item from the collection?   DM: It’s definitely the RAW necklace, because every single necklace is unique. I just love the uneven raw texture of that recycled silk yarn I used for it.    FN: I have to endorse D`s opinion. It is something you have not seen much before. But I am also quite fond of the ring and always love a good anklet.     What is your favourite artwork and has it inspired you for any of your work?   DM: I love the work from Willem de Kooning and I can definitely see myself doing a de Kooning inspired collection one day.     How do you stay positive and creative during these difficult times?   DM: Not sure what it is, but I have the feeling that people became more patient. Everything takes a bit longer and this also gives me the chance to create new designs. Usually my days are full with everyday office work and I get everything done right away. After a busy day I am mostly too exhausted to do new designs, but I’m just taking everything a bit slower now and it works for me.    FN: I have an eleven months old daughter at home, who sparks a lot of joy. I enjoy going on walks with her no matter what weather and my highlight each day is cake and coffee in the afternoon.     What are your quarantine essentials?   DM: A facemask every other day and long walks with my dog.   FN: 30 minute barre workouts every other day, coffee and cuddle time.     When and where will the collection be available?   FN: The collection will launch on the 19thof May on the EDITED (https://www.edited.nl/)and Margova (https://margova.com/) websites and in our EDITED stores in Germany and Austria.     Get ready for summer! Whether we can only long for remote holiday destinations for the time being or whether we can actually pack our bags again soon: The new jewellery collection from Margova for EDITED invites you to dream!    Whitewashed houses, golden rays of sunlight, blue skies and the lush, shimmering sea: „The inspiration for the collection has its origins in summer and is influenced by the Bohemian- Mediterranean way of life in Greece and the colour blue, which is an integral part of the scenery there“, explains designer Denitza Margova. Blue is known as the colour of air and water, of longing and vastness. By using rich tones, delicate pearls and light materials, the designer references her Greek roots and reinterprets them. The result is a beautiful jewelry collection that is cool yet elegant at the same time – the typical Margova mix.   All materials are sourced in Germany and manufactured with the finest craftsmanship, mainly in Germany.     What is the inspiration behind the collection and what is it influenced by?   Denitza Margova: The collection started with the idea of summer and where I love to spend it the most. I dove into the world of my great grandparents, who come from a small village near the Greek coast. The collection is inspired by the bohemian Mediterranean way of life and the color blue.   Why are EDITED and MARGOVA the perfect match for this collaboration?   Franziska Nellessen: We love to team up with strong and unique local brands, whose aesthetics and values match our brand. I am an admirer of the jewellery collections of MARGOVA since years and therefore super happy we have created this collection together.   How did you incorporate your roots into the new collection?   DM: With this collection I am embracing my roots in a modern way with rich colours, delicate pearls and light materials. Characteristics of the aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity and an appreciation of the integrity of natural materials. This results in beautiful and unusual combinations.      What is your favourite summer memory?   DM: I have a couple. But most of them include sitting outside with my loved ones and enjoy great food and drinks, have a laugh and end up dancing J   FN: I always loved watching sunsets and sunrises. The sky awaking and transforming into different shades of pink and purple are my favourite moments of the day.     Which scent reminds you of summer?   DM: Fig trees and that specific smell of a mild summer night.    FN: Olive trees and sun protection lotion.     Which feeling do you want people to get from this capsule collection?   DM: I want people to feel light and happy while wearing it.   FN: Jewellery is the icing on the cake – the final touch to every outfit. These pieces should freshen up your everyday looks.    What is your favourite item from the collection?   DM: It’s definitely the RAW necklace, because every single necklace is unique. I just love the uneven raw texture of that recycled silk yarn I used for it.    FN: I have to endorse D`s opinion. It is something you have not seen much before. But I am also quite fond of the ring and always love a good anklet.     What is your favourite artwork and has it inspired you for any of your work?   DM: I love the work from Willem de Kooning and I can definitely see myself doing a de Kooning inspired collection one day.     How do you stay positive and creative during these difficult times?   DM: Not sure what it is, but I have the feeling that people became more patient. Everything takes a bit longer and this also gives me the chance to create new designs. Usually my days are full with everyday office work and I get everything done right away. After a busy day I am mostly too exhausted to do new designs, but I’m just taking everything a bit slower now and it works for me.    FN: I have an eleven months old daughter at home, who sparks a lot of joy. I enjoy going on walks with her no matter what weather and my highlight each day is cake and coffee in the afternoon.     What are your quarantine essentials?   DM: A facemask every other day and long walks with my dog.   FN: 30 minute barre workouts every other day, coffee and cuddle time.     When and where will the collection be available?   FN: The collection will launch on the 19thof May on the EDITED (https://www.edited.nl/)and Margova (https://margova.com/) websites and in our EDITED stores in Germany and Austria.    

Launch of the Tread Sliks by Alexander McQueen
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Launch of the Tread Sliks by Alexander McQueen

Accessories The Tread Slick was first seen in the Spring/Summer 2020 pre-collection. It features an oversized rubber sole with a canvas upper in seasonal colours and is a lighter incarnation of its leather predecessor, the Tread Boot. Upholding a fusion of form and function, craftsmanship and strength, the Tread Slick is now a pillar of the house of Alexander McQueen.   On Monday 18th May they launched the new Tread Slicks, a unisex canvas boot. Inspired by workwear boots with XL sole, they have a canvas body ensuring a lighter and more summery feel. We managed to make some photographers taking pictures around the world: Alice Schillaci, Lea Colombo, Adama Jalloh, Ethan James Green, Julia Noni, Luis Alberto Rodriguez, Chloe Le Drezen, Eddie Wrey. The Tread Slick was first seen in the Spring/Summer 2020 pre-collection. It features an oversized rubber sole with a canvas upper in seasonal colours and is a lighter incarnation of its leather predecessor, the Tread Boot. Upholding a fusion of form and function, craftsmanship and strength, the Tread Slick is now a pillar of the house of Alexander McQueen.   On Monday 18th May they launched the new Tread Slicks, a unisex canvas boot. Inspired by workwear boots with XL sole, they have a canvas body ensuring a lighter and more summery feel. We managed to make some photographers taking pictures around the world: Alice Schillaci, Lea Colombo, Adama Jalloh, Ethan James Green, Julia Noni, Luis Alberto Rodriguez, Chloe Le Drezen, Eddie Wrey.

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In conversation with Pabllo Vittar
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In conversation with Pabllo Vittar

Fashion Last week we had an opportunity to speak with one of the faces of the new Calvin Klein #ProudInMyCalvins campaign, the incredibly talented Pabllo Vittar.   Who are you  and what is your profession ?   Hey! My name is Pabllo Vittar, I am a singer-songwriter drag queen from Brazil!   Describe your current mood. How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? I'm spending time at my home, with my family! Reading a lot, watching some new series and movies, writing some songs and working when I can! I am not pushing myself to be 100% productive these days, they are already hard enough for everybody and we don't need any extra on top of that, right?   What is your first memory with drag? And how did you start doing drag?   My first memory is exactly the first time I did drag! I always loved the drag universe but at my 18th birthday I've decided to do drag for the first time with my friends! At the time we were five guys and it was the first time for everybody! My birthday is November 1st, so we all dressed up for Halloween to have fun at a party! It was amazing, We didn't have much money for make up and clothes, but we figured it out and it was incredible!    How is the Brazilian drag culture any different from USA or EUROPE for example?   I've traveled a little bit now and could meet a lot of different queens around the world! In all different countries I've been they were all fierce and talented, with amazing make ups and outfits! I think the only difference is that we got some drag artists getting into the mainstream music market in Brazil and occupying some spaces that we haven't till now.   What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   I am totally addicted to Peggy Gou, Starry Night! It makes me wanna dance and go to see the sun in the garden at my house! It makes me feel happy! I do, I did a playlist with Lil Miquela on Spotify mixing up our music influences! Here's the link to it: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0fRgH8m5MJy79G6z6Es35L?si=JaMARGSOTFi-5uUNyUownA   What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   The first and last thing is getting my phone and taking a quick look over social media! The last thing is my skin care routine!   What is the feeling of being a part of #ProudInMyCalvins? And how did you come to the collaboration with Calvin Klein?   It's just amazing, I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it! This is my first ever global campaign and everything about it made me feel proud and comfortable all the time! I've worked with CK on different projects! I think this is our 3rd project together and I hope that this is just the beginning of a lovely history together!   What does it mean to your community that you are being a part of the #PROUDINMYCALVINS campaign? And what is your message to them?   Seeing the campaign you will realize that you can be comfortable with your body, your ethnicity, your culture and everything that you are! That's what it means to be #PROUDINMYCALVINS! Not only me, you can see it in all of the amazing people that are in this campaign! Don't let anyone tell you you're not worthy, nor beautiful, nor anything, you ARE amazing and you should be proud of who you are every single day.   What is one CALVIN KLEIN piece that you can’t live without? And please describe your personal style. My briefs, for sure! When I am in drag I like to be as sexy as I can be! But when I am out of drag I am always wearing comfortable and oversized clothes and a good old cropped t-shirt!   You’ve had a very eventful 2019. Last year you started with your first international tour, around the world. Tell us about your highlights of the tour. What are some of your favorite moments? That's a tough question! There were a lot of highlights! But the ones I'll carry forever are the friends I made through the tour and all the Prides I've been to! Seeing the different ways people celebrate their pride is amazing!   What do you hope to accomplish in 2020? Any plans for a new album coming up? I'm not really making a lot of plans right now! I just want to be out on the streets first safely! So first of all I am hoping that we can find a way out of this pandemic! After that, I really want to start touring around the world again and I will release a deluxe version of my latest album, "111"! Fingers crossed that we will be able to do that in 2020!      CALVIN KLEIN is excited to closely collaborate with the LGBTQIA+ community highlighting individuals who are writing their own story and reshaping the industry in their own right.   CALVIN KLEIN’s latest campaign #PROUDINMYCALVINS, is a celebration of self-love and identities across the gender spectrum. It encourages unfiltered self-expression and embracing each person’s interests, quirks, passions, personalities, flaws, beauty, sexuality, gender, and pride.   #PROUDINMYCALVINS Last week we had an opportunity to speak with one of the faces of the new Calvin Klein #ProudInMyCalvins campaign, the incredibly talented Pabllo Vittar.   Who are you  and what is your profession ?   Hey! My name is Pabllo Vittar, I am a singer-songwriter drag queen from Brazil!   Describe your current mood. How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined? I'm spending time at my home, with my family! Reading a lot, watching some new series and movies, writing some songs and working when I can! I am not pushing myself to be 100% productive these days, they are already hard enough for everybody and we don't need any extra on top of that, right?   What is your first memory with drag? And how did you start doing drag?   My first memory is exactly the first time I did drag! I always loved the drag universe but at my 18th birthday I've decided to do drag for the first time with my friends! At the time we were five guys and it was the first time for everybody! My birthday is November 1st, so we all dressed up for Halloween to have fun at a party! It was amazing, We didn't have much money for make up and clothes, but we figured it out and it was incredible!    How is the Brazilian drag culture any different from USA or EUROPE for example?   I've traveled a little bit now and could meet a lot of different queens around the world! In all different countries I've been they were all fierce and talented, with amazing make ups and outfits! I think the only difference is that we got some drag artists getting into the mainstream music market in Brazil and occupying some spaces that we haven't till now.   What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   I am totally addicted to Peggy Gou, Starry Night! It makes me wanna dance and go to see the sun in the garden at my house! It makes me feel happy! I do, I did a playlist with Lil Miquela on Spotify mixing up our music influences! Here's the link to it: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0fRgH8m5MJy79G6z6Es35L?si=JaMARGSOTFi-5uUNyUownA   What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   The first and last thing is getting my phone and taking a quick look over social media! The last thing is my skin care routine!   What is the feeling of being a part of #ProudInMyCalvins? And how did you come to the collaboration with Calvin Klein?   It's just amazing, I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it! This is my first ever global campaign and everything about it made me feel proud and comfortable all the time! I've worked with CK on different projects! I think this is our 3rd project together and I hope that this is just the beginning of a lovely history together!   What does it mean to your community that you are being a part of the #PROUDINMYCALVINS campaign? And what is your message to them?   Seeing the campaign you will realize that you can be comfortable with your body, your ethnicity, your culture and everything that you are! That's what it means to be #PROUDINMYCALVINS! Not only me, you can see it in all of the amazing people that are in this campaign! Don't let anyone tell you you're not worthy, nor beautiful, nor anything, you ARE amazing and you should be proud of who you are every single day.   What is one CALVIN KLEIN piece that you can’t live without? And please describe your personal style. My briefs, for sure! When I am in drag I like to be as sexy as I can be! But when I am out of drag I am always wearing comfortable and oversized clothes and a good old cropped t-shirt!   You’ve had a very eventful 2019. Last year you started with your first international tour, around the world. Tell us about your highlights of the tour. What are some of your favorite moments? That's a tough question! There were a lot of highlights! But the ones I'll carry forever are the friends I made through the tour and all the Prides I've been to! Seeing the different ways people celebrate their pride is amazing!   What do you hope to accomplish in 2020? Any plans for a new album coming up? I'm not really making a lot of plans right now! I just want to be out on the streets first safely! So first of all I am hoping that we can find a way out of this pandemic! After that, I really want to start touring around the world again and I will release a deluxe version of my latest album, "111"! Fingers crossed that we will be able to do that in 2020!      CALVIN KLEIN is excited to closely collaborate with the LGBTQIA+ community highlighting individuals who are writing their own story and reshaping the industry in their own right.   CALVIN KLEIN’s latest campaign #PROUDINMYCALVINS, is a celebration of self-love and identities across the gender spectrum. It encourages unfiltered self-expression and embracing each person’s interests, quirks, passions, personalities, flaws, beauty, sexuality, gender, and pride.   #PROUDINMYCALVINS

Exclusive editorial "Rites of Passage" by Tre Koch
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Exclusive editorial "Rites of Passage" by Tre Koch

Fashion Exclusive digital editorial by Tre Koch.   Team credits: Photographer Tré Koch @ go-see (@trekoch) Model Adam Zammit @ storm models (@adamezammit) Styling Vy Nguyen (@ynvynyty) Styling Assistant Adah Kelleher-Roulston (shopfear) Hair Georgia Ramman using Davines and Oribe (@georgiaramman) Beauty Georgia Gaillard (@gg.mua) Graphic Design Bessie Armitage (bessiemae_)​     Exclusive digital editorial by Tre Koch.   Team credits: Photographer Tré Koch @ go-see (@trekoch) Model Adam Zammit @ storm models (@adamezammit) Styling Vy Nguyen (@ynvynyty) Styling Assistant Adah Kelleher-Roulston (shopfear) Hair Georgia Ramman using Davines and Oribe (@georgiaramman) Beauty Georgia Gaillard (@gg.mua) Graphic Design Bessie Armitage (bessiemae_)​    

Charles Leclerc is the new face of the Giorgio Armani Made to Measure Spring/Summer 2020 Campaign
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Charles Leclerc is the new face of the Giorgio Armani Made to Measure Spring/Summer 2020 Campaign

Men Giorgio Armani is pleased to announce that Charles Leclerc is the new face of the Giorgio Armani Made to Measure campaign for spring/summer 2020.   The racing driver from Monaco stars in an advertising campaign for the first time. The shots, in cinematic black and white, were taken by John Balsom in Saint-Tropez, Côte d’Azur, a place close to the heart of Giorgio Armani.   Giorgio Armani says: ‘Charles Leclerc is a very promising racing driver. He has achieved considerable success despite his young age, and this is an indication of his will and determination, as well as his obvious talent. He is fresh-faced and has an energetic physical presence that my Made to Measure collection enhances and matches well. A Made to Measure suit is ageless, as demonstrated by these photographs.’   The Giorgio Armani Made to Measure service was created in response to requests from a discerning male clientele looking for unique garments that would reflect their personal taste, with the distinctive, effortless, natural style typical of Giorgio Armani. With the Made to Measure service the customer is offered a luxury experience, and through his choice of model-style, fabric and details, he becomes an integral part of the creative process.   The Made to Measure service is available at Giorgio Armani boutiques around the world. Giorgio Armani is pleased to announce that Charles Leclerc is the new face of the Giorgio Armani Made to Measure campaign for spring/summer 2020.   The racing driver from Monaco stars in an advertising campaign for the first time. The shots, in cinematic black and white, were taken by John Balsom in Saint-Tropez, Côte d’Azur, a place close to the heart of Giorgio Armani.   Giorgio Armani says: ‘Charles Leclerc is a very promising racing driver. He has achieved considerable success despite his young age, and this is an indication of his will and determination, as well as his obvious talent. He is fresh-faced and has an energetic physical presence that my Made to Measure collection enhances and matches well. A Made to Measure suit is ageless, as demonstrated by these photographs.’   The Giorgio Armani Made to Measure service was created in response to requests from a discerning male clientele looking for unique garments that would reflect their personal taste, with the distinctive, effortless, natural style typical of Giorgio Armani. With the Made to Measure service the customer is offered a luxury experience, and through his choice of model-style, fabric and details, he becomes an integral part of the creative process.   The Made to Measure service is available at Giorgio Armani boutiques around the world.

At home with Pietro Boselli
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At home with Pietro Boselli

Men Italian born Pietro Boselli started his modeling career early, becoming the face of Armani Junior at an early age. Throughout his career, Pietro has been a favorite of Giorgio Armani, shooting campaigns for its underwear and sportswear line, as well as campaigns with Bruce Weber for Abercrombie and Fitch. We had a delight speaking with Pietro during quarantine time.    Who are you and what is your profession ?   I made my life about versatility and exploring different talents at the same time. I have been a model practically all my life, since I was 6 years old. So, I would definitely define myself as a model. But for many years I didn’t really think about it. I always loved learning and studying. In school already, and then at university. I studied engineering at UCL, and I was so crazy about it. I had the highest grades in the whole faculty. It is difficult to understand how hard I worked. I really belonged to academia.  Then I started my PhD, and I became a lecturer of mathematics at age 21. I wasn’t there just to get a degree; I was there because that’s who I was. My life was all about work and training, and the precision of engineering. I used to swim, run, cycle, lift weights, twice or even three times a day, and still pack in 10-12 hours a day of research work or study. Funnily enough, I did not have social media, I was kind of against it, I thought of it as a waste of time. Then, because of the many fake pages using my modelling pictures, my friends at dinner set up an Instagram for me and suggested I give it a go. Few months later, I was an “influencer”. It took me a while to transition, as I had just finished my PhD and was still teaching. But it opened so many new doors, and I’m now so glad to have such a platform. I travel, I meet creatives. It broadens my perspectives. I am glad I could do both engineering and modelling, it made me into who I am. So, it is difficult to pinpoint what my job is. “Model, engineer, fitness athlete, influencer”?    How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I think fashion will definitely be affected in the short to medium term, as it is linked to the current zeitgeist of the moment, and to people’s needs, and most importantly it will be impacted by the economic climate, as it is a big industry. In the long term, fashion is here to stay, it is a way in which we express ourselves as individuals and a society, it will be shaped differently as trends and beauty standards change, as we become more aware of sustainability, but in general things will bounce back. It is the nature of progress, it is not a straight line, there are occasional setback, and as humanity we can only learn, adapt and improve.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I believe in adapting and making the most of any situation, and this quarantine was the perfect occasion for me to sit down and work on so many things that were latent due to my “normal” schedule, which included a lot of travel. I actually am very happy and productive in my own company, and I get more creative when I have time to sit and think. I have been reading, writing, planning new content for my platforms, a lot of which will be educational. I have been working out every day, cooking, and talking to people on the phone, I love that everyone is now available.    What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modelling?   My first job was an Armani Junior campaign in 1995. I still remember the first “casting”, I had to try on some t-shirts and take some polaroids. I also remember being introduced to Mr Armani who, to 6-year-old me, was just a kind gentleman with white hair sitting at a large table with some people in a meeting room.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   It is as minimal as it gets, I literally brush my teeth, shave and shower, trying to keep products to a minimum. I like a good shave gel, but nothing more. Let the skin and hair do their thing and be nourished from the inside.  I work out every day so I already shower once or twice a day, water should be slightly warm or sometimes cold. Nothing else.    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   More than a new thing, it was a rediscovery. For years I have been working independently on my PhD, which is practically like being quarantined: hours upon hours of unsupervised work. It was good to see I have still got it in me. I always wake up early and I am very disciplined, I get ready, my house is spotless, and I can focus on anything I want to do with my day. I think the new thing now is that I am a bit more relaxed. I appreciate time off, just thinking, meditating, creating ideas.   Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV.    I never make posts on my social media about food or what I eat (perhaps because I cannot see one more post about people’s food, I really don’t care). However, food is probably my number one pleasure in life. Even more than training, and that is saying a lot. I cook so much, and I always cook for my friends. I learned at a young age from my mother, she’s obsessed with cooking. And I guess I am too.    What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   I have been really craving to take my motorbike and go on a long trip somewhere. I love road trips, it is my favourite form of travel, whether by car or motorbike. I don’t think we will suddenly be allowed to go far. But I guess I could start from here in England, perhaps ride to the coast, see the ocean. Something easy.    What is your favourite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    I listen to a lot of minimal techno music, for focus and meditation, I have made a playlist called “1 trip” on Spotify you can check it out. I also listen to rock music, like the Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin and metal music, like Metallica. One song I am learning on the guitar right now is “Pneuma” by Tool, which is contemporary metal.    What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   In all honesty, the first thing is I pick up my phone, check IG to see what my friends are up to or Twitter for news. It is a new quarantine habit. I put some music on, I eat something, and I get ready, like always. Before going to bed, I also put on music. Lights are off in the house, but music still playing. Such an important component of my day.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.    I have been only once, I was riding my motorbike around Europe, I had to get a ferry from Rotterdam to Harwich (this was years ago, this ferry no longer exists). And I had a few hours to wait so decided to see Amsterdam, but it was too short. But Holland seems like a pretty country, I’ve crossed it a few times. And I really like the people and the mentality.    What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   Working out means a lot to me. It is an essential part of my life and of who I am. It always has been. Right now, I train in my home gym, I have a squat rack and a bench, I think it is the most important piece of equipment. I also train at the park; I have a big tractor tire that I pull as a sled. It is a very intense training. Being in shape is great, and most importantly my mind is sharper, and my mood lifted after each and every workout.    What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   So difficult to answer this, I love art and I have so many paintings I like. I have spent many years working on really specialised engineering, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mathematics. So, I used to go to a gallery as often as twice a week, to disconnect from the science and enjoy the art. Life is about balance. So indirectly, a lot of my work is influenced by art and also architecture and poetry. If I had to recommend one paining on the top of my head, that you can see in London after quarantine, is a set of 6 paintings by Rothko at the Tate Modern (they take up a whole room). These must be seen in real life to be appreciated, like all abstract expressionism. It is about their size and how they change the ambiance of a room.    What inspired you to start your own clothing line called Petra?   I wanted to combine all the different aspects of my life into a brand: fashion, fitness and engineering, with a spirit of adventure and of course, sustainability. I engineer all the garments myself combining technicality and aesthetics, and they are made in Italy to the highest specifications and with state-of-the-art sustainable technical fabrics. If there is a product that encapsulates who I am, this is it.  Italian born Pietro Boselli started his modeling career early, becoming the face of Armani Junior at an early age. Throughout his career, Pietro has been a favorite of Giorgio Armani, shooting campaigns for its underwear and sportswear line, as well as campaigns with Bruce Weber for Abercrombie and Fitch. We had a delight speaking with Pietro during quarantine time.    Who are you and what is your profession ?   I made my life about versatility and exploring different talents at the same time. I have been a model practically all my life, since I was 6 years old. So, I would definitely define myself as a model. But for many years I didn’t really think about it. I always loved learning and studying. In school already, and then at university. I studied engineering at UCL, and I was so crazy about it. I had the highest grades in the whole faculty. It is difficult to understand how hard I worked. I really belonged to academia.  Then I started my PhD, and I became a lecturer of mathematics at age 21. I wasn’t there just to get a degree; I was there because that’s who I was. My life was all about work and training, and the precision of engineering. I used to swim, run, cycle, lift weights, twice or even three times a day, and still pack in 10-12 hours a day of research work or study. Funnily enough, I did not have social media, I was kind of against it, I thought of it as a waste of time. Then, because of the many fake pages using my modelling pictures, my friends at dinner set up an Instagram for me and suggested I give it a go. Few months later, I was an “influencer”. It took me a while to transition, as I had just finished my PhD and was still teaching. But it opened so many new doors, and I’m now so glad to have such a platform. I travel, I meet creatives. It broadens my perspectives. I am glad I could do both engineering and modelling, it made me into who I am. So, it is difficult to pinpoint what my job is. “Model, engineer, fitness athlete, influencer”?    How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I think fashion will definitely be affected in the short to medium term, as it is linked to the current zeitgeist of the moment, and to people’s needs, and most importantly it will be impacted by the economic climate, as it is a big industry. In the long term, fashion is here to stay, it is a way in which we express ourselves as individuals and a society, it will be shaped differently as trends and beauty standards change, as we become more aware of sustainability, but in general things will bounce back. It is the nature of progress, it is not a straight line, there are occasional setback, and as humanity we can only learn, adapt and improve.     How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   I believe in adapting and making the most of any situation, and this quarantine was the perfect occasion for me to sit down and work on so many things that were latent due to my “normal” schedule, which included a lot of travel. I actually am very happy and productive in my own company, and I get more creative when I have time to sit and think. I have been reading, writing, planning new content for my platforms, a lot of which will be educational. I have been working out every day, cooking, and talking to people on the phone, I love that everyone is now available.    What is your first memory with fashion? And how did you start modelling?   My first job was an Armani Junior campaign in 1995. I still remember the first “casting”, I had to try on some t-shirts and take some polaroids. I also remember being introduced to Mr Armani who, to 6-year-old me, was just a kind gentleman with white hair sitting at a large table with some people in a meeting room.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   It is as minimal as it gets, I literally brush my teeth, shave and shower, trying to keep products to a minimum. I like a good shave gel, but nothing more. Let the skin and hair do their thing and be nourished from the inside.  I work out every day so I already shower once or twice a day, water should be slightly warm or sometimes cold. Nothing else.    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   More than a new thing, it was a rediscovery. For years I have been working independently on my PhD, which is practically like being quarantined: hours upon hours of unsupervised work. It was good to see I have still got it in me. I always wake up early and I am very disciplined, I get ready, my house is spotless, and I can focus on anything I want to do with my day. I think the new thing now is that I am a bit more relaxed. I appreciate time off, just thinking, meditating, creating ideas.   Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your CV.    I never make posts on my social media about food or what I eat (perhaps because I cannot see one more post about people’s food, I really don’t care). However, food is probably my number one pleasure in life. Even more than training, and that is saying a lot. I cook so much, and I always cook for my friends. I learned at a young age from my mother, she’s obsessed with cooking. And I guess I am too.    What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   I have been really craving to take my motorbike and go on a long trip somewhere. I love road trips, it is my favourite form of travel, whether by car or motorbike. I don’t think we will suddenly be allowed to go far. But I guess I could start from here in England, perhaps ride to the coast, see the ocean. Something easy.    What is your favourite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    I listen to a lot of minimal techno music, for focus and meditation, I have made a playlist called “1 trip” on Spotify you can check it out. I also listen to rock music, like the Rolling Stones or Led Zeppelin and metal music, like Metallica. One song I am learning on the guitar right now is “Pneuma” by Tool, which is contemporary metal.    What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   In all honesty, the first thing is I pick up my phone, check IG to see what my friends are up to or Twitter for news. It is a new quarantine habit. I put some music on, I eat something, and I get ready, like always. Before going to bed, I also put on music. Lights are off in the house, but music still playing. Such an important component of my day.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.    I have been only once, I was riding my motorbike around Europe, I had to get a ferry from Rotterdam to Harwich (this was years ago, this ferry no longer exists). And I had a few hours to wait so decided to see Amsterdam, but it was too short. But Holland seems like a pretty country, I’ve crossed it a few times. And I really like the people and the mentality.    What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   Working out means a lot to me. It is an essential part of my life and of who I am. It always has been. Right now, I train in my home gym, I have a squat rack and a bench, I think it is the most important piece of equipment. I also train at the park; I have a big tractor tire that I pull as a sled. It is a very intense training. Being in shape is great, and most importantly my mind is sharper, and my mood lifted after each and every workout.    What is your favorite painting and has it inspired you for any of your work thus far?   So difficult to answer this, I love art and I have so many paintings I like. I have spent many years working on really specialised engineering, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mathematics. So, I used to go to a gallery as often as twice a week, to disconnect from the science and enjoy the art. Life is about balance. So indirectly, a lot of my work is influenced by art and also architecture and poetry. If I had to recommend one paining on the top of my head, that you can see in London after quarantine, is a set of 6 paintings by Rothko at the Tate Modern (they take up a whole room). These must be seen in real life to be appreciated, like all abstract expressionism. It is about their size and how they change the ambiance of a room.    What inspired you to start your own clothing line called Petra?   I wanted to combine all the different aspects of my life into a brand: fashion, fitness and engineering, with a spirit of adventure and of course, sustainability. I engineer all the garments myself combining technicality and aesthetics, and they are made in Italy to the highest specifications and with state-of-the-art sustainable technical fabrics. If there is a product that encapsulates who I am, this is it. 

SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE  ‘NOSES ELBOWS AND KNEES’
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SAINT LAURENT RIVE DROITE ‘NOSES ELBOWS AND KNEES’

Art On May 18TH, the prestigious book curated by Neville Wake eld ‘Noses Elbows and Knees’ by Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari will be exclusively available for a pre-order in Paris and Los Angeles stores.   Published at the end of 2017, the book includes the works exhibited at Half Gallery, New York (Noses Elbows And Knees exhibition, 14 December 2017 - 20 January 2018). A project under the curatorship of Neville Wake eld in New York.   The artist John Baldessari was famous for his paintings of body parts on photographs, a pinch towards Hollywood culture with his signature being the elements of color. The photographer, Mario Sorrenti, in the 90s, reinterpreted beauty photographs by questioning conventions. Together they wanted to deconstruct familiar representations by stripping off clothes and codes of society, trough fashion, collage and photography.   The book includes a certifcate of authenticity signed by Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari. On May 18TH, the prestigious book curated by Neville Wake eld ‘Noses Elbows and Knees’ by Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari will be exclusively available for a pre-order in Paris and Los Angeles stores.   Published at the end of 2017, the book includes the works exhibited at Half Gallery, New York (Noses Elbows And Knees exhibition, 14 December 2017 - 20 January 2018). A project under the curatorship of Neville Wake eld in New York.   The artist John Baldessari was famous for his paintings of body parts on photographs, a pinch towards Hollywood culture with his signature being the elements of color. The photographer, Mario Sorrenti, in the 90s, reinterpreted beauty photographs by questioning conventions. Together they wanted to deconstruct familiar representations by stripping off clothes and codes of society, trough fashion, collage and photography.   The book includes a certifcate of authenticity signed by Mario Sorrenti and John Baldessari.

At home with Sam Way
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At home with Sam Way

Men Last week we had a chance to spend some time with top model and musician Sam Way.  Photographed exclusively via Zoom by Zeb Daemen.   Who are you  and what is your profession ?   In a way I'm more interested in the question. Everything in us changes, I don't want to define myself as 'this' or 'that'  -  I have certain patterns, passions, interests and failings. Does that make me who I am? Who is the 'who' that is even asking the question? Is that me? The one that questions? Something more constant that lies deep down. - But yeah I bet you wish you never asked. So my name is Sam, my last name is Way, I don't have a middle name. I'm seemingly compelled to make music and sing songs. I'm a male model, have worked prolifically in the industry with everyone from Nick Knight to Bruce Weber, Hugo Boss to Kate Moss, I also love chocolate milk, making things with my hands, and my mates...who I'm missing a lot right now in lockdown.    How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I don't know really. I can only make massive sweeping generalisations and guesses. But here's my guess just cos you asked. Short term, online business and certain categories of clothes are going to do surge. Companies will strip the fat from wherever they can and come out operating more efficiently and will wonder why they didn't do this sooner, People will lose jobs, more people in the entire sector will work from home and they will enjoy it. Masks are now the latest fashion statement. A lot of brands will fold, or downscale operations to survive. Customer confidence to be back in the retail space will slowly, slowly return, but it's going to feel weird for a while, and some people are going to find it more challenging than others. There will be less people on fashion shoots, maybe there will br tests as a requirement to make sure everyone there on set is healthy. Rates will be cut. In the long term, fashion and the creatives working in it, will just find a way, or give up. You cannot stop creation, and innovation. Fashion should be at pinnacle of this. I cannot not think that the industry will find a way and adapt. It may also completely implode on itself as we know it and maybe nothing will ever be the same again...but there will still be fashion...we will still need to shield our soft skin in the rain, or want adorn ourselves with clothes that make us feel more than we are. Whatever happens - will will rise to the occasion.    How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   A creator, will compulsively create. Look at us now and what me made. Zeb shot me and directed me on the floor of my mums house through a ZOOM call! That being said, I've been keeping super busy, recording, speaking to clients, writing songs on my mums beat up piano. However, all this time alone in the home studio I've set up downstairs has made me realise how much I'm inspired and motivated by working with other people. Sometimes always driving the bus, just makes my engine give out.    What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid-19 effect that?   I had gigs planned. Travels. Tours. Friends weddings. I can so music from home and collaborate remotely. But I just feel like life so much life as I knew it is on hold.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   I have to shout out the guys at Decorte here - who gifted me the most beautiful set of face creams and tonics at the beginning of lockdown. My skin, and indeed the whole familes, is looking so good because of it. However, in my opinion, there is nothing better (or more tightening for the skin) than a cold shower. Not everyones jam. Only the brave.    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   My girlfriend Lisa King has took it upon her self to teach online Art classes every week on Zoom. I've been taking part every Thursday sat with my mum in the room next door. We've been loving it and have been learning how to 'commit to our lines' when drawing, make repeat prints, work with watercolours and incorporate text as a form of inspiration for our work. Get involved and see you there.    Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I make the best Vegan - Mocha - Espresso Martinis - dayum, I wanna make one now.    What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   I run the risk of sounding terribly British with this one...but here goes - (please imagine me shouting this) THE PUUUUUUUUUUUUBB.   What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   Hmm not one song. But you can find a few of my playlists here. 'Music to Dream to' is my go to at the moment.    What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   I mean if I can have the discipline to do some yoga or gentle stretching in the am or the PM - then I know I'm either going to have a great day, or sleep like a log.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.   I have :) This is what I make of your fair city from my very terrible memory = People outside small bars and restaurants by the canals, renting bikes or just walking looking for things to munch on, street art, vibes, a general ease and lightness in it's character.    What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   I used to be a total gym head, but I've completely converted to self practising yoga most days. It keeps me lean, supple and strong without building tension. Working out to me means a space you but yourself in to challenge yourself and push your edges.     Tell us about your newest music single.    The latest release is right here  and it's called 'Made of Clay.' For me this song relates to the first question you asked me 'Who are you?' or maybe more - Who are you going to be?   How did you start with music and at what age?   I was always super into music as a teenager and would spend all my money on CDS and mixtapes. It wasn't until I moved up to London however that I began writing songs in the manner I do now. So I guess my conventional standards, I started late, when I was 23 ish? I wasn't one of these people that knew they wanted to be a singer their whole lives. I feel if anything, that it wasn't me who found music, but music that found me.    You can follow Sam on:   WEBSITE: http://www.samwaymusic.com   INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/iamsamway/ Last week we had a chance to spend some time with top model and musician Sam Way.  Photographed exclusively via Zoom by Zeb Daemen.   Who are you  and what is your profession ?   In a way I'm more interested in the question. Everything in us changes, I don't want to define myself as 'this' or 'that'  -  I have certain patterns, passions, interests and failings. Does that make me who I am? Who is the 'who' that is even asking the question? Is that me? The one that questions? Something more constant that lies deep down. - But yeah I bet you wish you never asked. So my name is Sam, my last name is Way, I don't have a middle name. I'm seemingly compelled to make music and sing songs. I'm a male model, have worked prolifically in the industry with everyone from Nick Knight to Bruce Weber, Hugo Boss to Kate Moss, I also love chocolate milk, making things with my hands, and my mates...who I'm missing a lot right now in lockdown.    How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?   I don't know really. I can only make massive sweeping generalisations and guesses. But here's my guess just cos you asked. Short term, online business and certain categories of clothes are going to do surge. Companies will strip the fat from wherever they can and come out operating more efficiently and will wonder why they didn't do this sooner, People will lose jobs, more people in the entire sector will work from home and they will enjoy it. Masks are now the latest fashion statement. A lot of brands will fold, or downscale operations to survive. Customer confidence to be back in the retail space will slowly, slowly return, but it's going to feel weird for a while, and some people are going to find it more challenging than others. There will be less people on fashion shoots, maybe there will br tests as a requirement to make sure everyone there on set is healthy. Rates will be cut. In the long term, fashion and the creatives working in it, will just find a way, or give up. You cannot stop creation, and innovation. Fashion should be at pinnacle of this. I cannot not think that the industry will find a way and adapt. It may also completely implode on itself as we know it and maybe nothing will ever be the same again...but there will still be fashion...we will still need to shield our soft skin in the rain, or want adorn ourselves with clothes that make us feel more than we are. Whatever happens - will will rise to the occasion.    How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?   A creator, will compulsively create. Look at us now and what me made. Zeb shot me and directed me on the floor of my mums house through a ZOOM call! That being said, I've been keeping super busy, recording, speaking to clients, writing songs on my mums beat up piano. However, all this time alone in the home studio I've set up downstairs has made me realise how much I'm inspired and motivated by working with other people. Sometimes always driving the bus, just makes my engine give out.    What is in your planning or was in your planning for this year and how will Covid-19 effect that?   I had gigs planned. Travels. Tours. Friends weddings. I can so music from home and collaborate remotely. But I just feel like life so much life as I knew it is on hold.    What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   I have to shout out the guys at Decorte here - who gifted me the most beautiful set of face creams and tonics at the beginning of lockdown. My skin, and indeed the whole familes, is looking so good because of it. However, in my opinion, there is nothing better (or more tightening for the skin) than a cold shower. Not everyones jam. Only the brave.    What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   My girlfriend Lisa King has took it upon her self to teach online Art classes every week on Zoom. I've been taking part every Thursday sat with my mum in the room next door. We've been loving it and have been learning how to 'commit to our lines' when drawing, make repeat prints, work with watercolours and incorporate text as a form of inspiration for our work. Get involved and see you there.    Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   I make the best Vegan - Mocha - Espresso Martinis - dayum, I wanna make one now.    What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   I run the risk of sounding terribly British with this one...but here goes - (please imagine me shouting this) THE PUUUUUUUUUUUUBB.   What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?   Hmm not one song. But you can find a few of my playlists here. 'Music to Dream to' is my go to at the moment.    What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?   I mean if I can have the discipline to do some yoga or gentle stretching in the am or the PM - then I know I'm either going to have a great day, or sleep like a log.    Have you ever been to Amsterdam? If yes, describe your experience of Amsterdam in one sentence.   I have :) This is what I make of your fair city from my very terrible memory = People outside small bars and restaurants by the canals, renting bikes or just walking looking for things to munch on, street art, vibes, a general ease and lightness in it's character.    What is your go-to work-out for staying in shape? What does working out mean to you?   I used to be a total gym head, but I've completely converted to self practising yoga most days. It keeps me lean, supple and strong without building tension. Working out to me means a space you but yourself in to challenge yourself and push your edges.     Tell us about your newest music single.    The latest release is right here  and it's called 'Made of Clay.' For me this song relates to the first question you asked me 'Who are you?' or maybe more - Who are you going to be?   How did you start with music and at what age?   I was always super into music as a teenager and would spend all my money on CDS and mixtapes. It wasn't until I moved up to London however that I began writing songs in the manner I do now. So I guess my conventional standards, I started late, when I was 23 ish? I wasn't one of these people that knew they wanted to be a singer their whole lives. I feel if anything, that it wasn't me who found music, but music that found me.    You can follow Sam on:   WEBSITE: http://www.samwaymusic.com   INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/iamsamway/

FENTY launches new styles of sunglasses
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FENTY launches new styles of sunglasses

Accessories FENTY launches three new styles of sunglasses to suit every high, low and incognito mood of summer.   An immediate expression of style confidence, eyewear is one of our CEO and Artistic Director’s favorite categories. Since our launch in May 2019, FENTY has pushed the boundaries on every aspect, creating new techno shapes, rainbow lenses and fusion jewelry-eyewear with crystal ear cuffs. Whether classic, retro or futuristic, each design plays with signature detailing and has a distinct FENTY attitude.   ‘Coded’, the first design in the summer release, is a modern take on a vintage shape with rectangular frames and super subtle cat-eye lenses, cut out at the edge in true FENTY style. Available in Jet Black or Milky Way with matching colored lenses, this style features gold detailing and FENTY monogrammed tips. Rihanna debuted both colorways at the inaugural Fenty Social Club.   The second style, ‘Off Record Sunglasses’ is our most vibrant design yet, delivering ultimate summer vibes. The cat-eye shape of the lens is accentuated, set in Candy Pink, Acid Green, Cosmic Blue and Black acetate frames. Clashing animal print temples add an 80s flair to the uptempo design, perfect for a summer of camera-ready digital fun.   The final style, the ‘Classified’, will be released on May 27th. The design follows the shape and cut-out lenses of the first two, with additional features of metal clasps on the cut-outs and metal plates on the temples – another signature detail evolved from the Blockt and Antisocial frames. Cutting an overall more dramatic silhouette in high impact Black Gold and a softer Rose Havana, the soon to be released design has an air of old school glamour and mid-summer romance.   The Coded and Off Record Sunglasses styles are available now at Fenty.com FENTY launches three new styles of sunglasses to suit every high, low and incognito mood of summer.   An immediate expression of style confidence, eyewear is one of our CEO and Artistic Director’s favorite categories. Since our launch in May 2019, FENTY has pushed the boundaries on every aspect, creating new techno shapes, rainbow lenses and fusion jewelry-eyewear with crystal ear cuffs. Whether classic, retro or futuristic, each design plays with signature detailing and has a distinct FENTY attitude.   ‘Coded’, the first design in the summer release, is a modern take on a vintage shape with rectangular frames and super subtle cat-eye lenses, cut out at the edge in true FENTY style. Available in Jet Black or Milky Way with matching colored lenses, this style features gold detailing and FENTY monogrammed tips. Rihanna debuted both colorways at the inaugural Fenty Social Club.   The second style, ‘Off Record Sunglasses’ is our most vibrant design yet, delivering ultimate summer vibes. The cat-eye shape of the lens is accentuated, set in Candy Pink, Acid Green, Cosmic Blue and Black acetate frames. Clashing animal print temples add an 80s flair to the uptempo design, perfect for a summer of camera-ready digital fun.   The final style, the ‘Classified’, will be released on May 27th. The design follows the shape and cut-out lenses of the first two, with additional features of metal clasps on the cut-outs and metal plates on the temples – another signature detail evolved from the Blockt and Antisocial frames. Cutting an overall more dramatic silhouette in high impact Black Gold and a softer Rose Havana, the soon to be released design has an air of old school glamour and mid-summer romance.   The Coded and Off Record Sunglasses styles are available now at Fenty.com

The floral inspiration for the Spring & Summer collection of Dior
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The floral inspiration for the Spring & Summer collection of Dior

Fashion An ode to the infinite diversity of nature, the bucolic wardrobe designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri for her Spring-Summer 2020 fashion show is elevated by a selection of accessories also inspired by delicate plant life.     Like subtle treasures preserved in the heart of a spring herbier, wildflowers mingle whimsically on a silk scarf and on emblematic scarves in the Mitzah collection. The must-have D-Connect sneakers are sprinkled with a pastoral motif that contrasts with its neoprene upper and rubber details, for a resolutely contemporary look. Daisies and thorny thistles flourish on the iconic Lady Dior, Dior Book Tote and Saddle bags.   Alongside these Dior symbols, jewelry punctuates the Creative Director’s silhouettes:  gold-finish petals embellish Dior Tribales earrings, blending the brilliance of blue amazonite with the depth of violet rhodonite, transposing into precious talismans with a dazzling finish on rings and chokers strung with jasper or unakite. These creations speak in a poetic dialogue, a testament to the rich botanical heritage that must be preserved. An ode to the infinite diversity of nature, the bucolic wardrobe designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri for her Spring-Summer 2020 fashion show is elevated by a selection of accessories also inspired by delicate plant life.     Like subtle treasures preserved in the heart of a spring herbier, wildflowers mingle whimsically on a silk scarf and on emblematic scarves in the Mitzah collection. The must-have D-Connect sneakers are sprinkled with a pastoral motif that contrasts with its neoprene upper and rubber details, for a resolutely contemporary look. Daisies and thorny thistles flourish on the iconic Lady Dior, Dior Book Tote and Saddle bags.   Alongside these Dior symbols, jewelry punctuates the Creative Director’s silhouettes:  gold-finish petals embellish Dior Tribales earrings, blending the brilliance of blue amazonite with the depth of violet rhodonite, transposing into precious talismans with a dazzling finish on rings and chokers strung with jasper or unakite. These creations speak in a poetic dialogue, a testament to the rich botanical heritage that must be preserved.

HUGO x Liam Payne release the second collection
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HUGO x Liam Payne release the second collection

Fashion   After the success of their first capsule, HUGO and Liam Payne go back to their roots this season.      HUGO and Liam Payne unveil their second collaborative effort, a capsule of menswear pieces in a signature palette of black, white, navy, and red. This season celebrates the HUGO ambassador’s fast-track journey from teen pop sensation to established solo artist. Comprised of apparel, accessories, and an exclusive new sneaker style, each piece features a “go fast” chevron motif inspired by a tattoo on the global brand ambassador’s right arm.    The new collection brings together the brand’s unconventional style and Liam’s sporty aesthetic, as HUGO’s signature slim-fit jeans blend with athleisure-inspired sweaters and track pants. Nodding to the origins of HUGO and the year in which Liam was born, the brand’s logo is reinvented as ‘HUGO93.LP’ boldly printed or embroidered across all 14 pieces.   “I’ve learned so much about my own style over the past two years and I’m so grateful to continue to design clothes that I love to wear,” Liam says. “This season is very me. It’s all about easy styles that are perfect for the weekend.”   Shot by British photographer Tom Craig, the campaign features Liam in edgy, head-to-toe looks from the capsule. The setting for the shoot, an abandoned rooftop in the heart of London, makes for a stark contrast against the iconic red, white, and blue colors of the pieces.   The new collection will be available to shop online and in the HUGO store in Amsterdam from 13 May onwards.   After the success of their first capsule, HUGO and Liam Payne go back to their roots this season.      HUGO and Liam Payne unveil their second collaborative effort, a capsule of menswear pieces in a signature palette of black, white, navy, and red. This season celebrates the HUGO ambassador’s fast-track journey from teen pop sensation to established solo artist. Comprised of apparel, accessories, and an exclusive new sneaker style, each piece features a “go fast” chevron motif inspired by a tattoo on the global brand ambassador’s right arm.    The new collection brings together the brand’s unconventional style and Liam’s sporty aesthetic, as HUGO’s signature slim-fit jeans blend with athleisure-inspired sweaters and track pants. Nodding to the origins of HUGO and the year in which Liam was born, the brand’s logo is reinvented as ‘HUGO93.LP’ boldly printed or embroidered across all 14 pieces.   “I’ve learned so much about my own style over the past two years and I’m so grateful to continue to design clothes that I love to wear,” Liam says. “This season is very me. It’s all about easy styles that are perfect for the weekend.”   Shot by British photographer Tom Craig, the campaign features Liam in edgy, head-to-toe looks from the capsule. The setting for the shoot, an abandoned rooftop in the heart of London, makes for a stark contrast against the iconic red, white, and blue colors of the pieces.   The new collection will be available to shop online and in the HUGO store in Amsterdam from 13 May onwards.

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