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TOMS PRESENTS THE MALLOW COLLECTION
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TOMS PRESENTS THE MALLOW COLLECTION

Accessories They make shoes for moving forward, and The Mallow is the latest in the mix. It’s a lot like our iconic Alpargata, only bigger, bolder, and seriously plush. As for the rules, there are none. Wear The Mallow however, whenever, and wherever you want—just as long as it’s forward.     They paired our signature canvas upper with a supersized sole. It’s made from rubber and EVA, which brings plenty of durability and traction to the table without any of the baggage for the perfect, light-on-your-feet feeling. And because sometimes, more really is just more, we loaded up the sidewall to 3x the height of our classic canvas Alpargatas—without losing any of the ease. Cushy OrthoLite® Eco LT HybridTM insoles really seal the deal for the comfort-obsessed, with earth-friendly materials for the eco-conscious.     The Mallow launched on 17th June, 2021, on TOMS.com and at their select wholesale partners Asos, Office and Tower, at £ 55.   Greisy @greisyhh   Founder of @laschicaschulas, a hub for Gen Z Latinx that promotes community, mental health, art, and activism.   Mimi @mimizhuxiyuan   Writer and mental health advocate.   Candace @candacereels   Founder of @femalecollective, where women are celebrated, uplifted, supported, and empowered everyday.   Gabrielle @FridaCashFlow Founder of Brown Girl Butterfly Project, which aims to create a community of Black and Brown women and non binary folks through healing, nurture and soft protest. They make shoes for moving forward, and The Mallow is the latest in the mix. It’s a lot like our iconic Alpargata, only bigger, bolder, and seriously plush. As for the rules, there are none. Wear The Mallow however, whenever, and wherever you want—just as long as it’s forward.     They paired our signature canvas upper with a supersized sole. It’s made from rubber and EVA, which brings plenty of durability and traction to the table without any of the baggage for the perfect, light-on-your-feet feeling. And because sometimes, more really is just more, we loaded up the sidewall to 3x the height of our classic canvas Alpargatas—without losing any of the ease. Cushy OrthoLite® Eco LT HybridTM insoles really seal the deal for the comfort-obsessed, with earth-friendly materials for the eco-conscious.     The Mallow launched on 17th June, 2021, on TOMS.com and at their select wholesale partners Asos, Office and Tower, at £ 55.   Greisy @greisyhh   Founder of @laschicaschulas, a hub for Gen Z Latinx that promotes community, mental health, art, and activism.   Mimi @mimizhuxiyuan   Writer and mental health advocate.   Candace @candacereels   Founder of @femalecollective, where women are celebrated, uplifted, supported, and empowered everyday.   Gabrielle @FridaCashFlow Founder of Brown Girl Butterfly Project, which aims to create a community of Black and Brown women and non binary folks through healing, nurture and soft protest.

FENDI PRESENTS THE COUTURE AUTUMN & WINTER 2021 COLLECTION
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FENDI PRESENTS THE COUTURE AUTUMN & WINTER 2021 COLLECTION

Fashion Week “Pasolini observed Rome become modern – and that is what is interesting to me: connecting eras, the old with the new, the past with the present.” – Kim Jones     If Kim Jones’ Couture debut traced his transition from England to Rome, then Autumn/Winter 2021 sees him settle in the Eternal City, where the poetics of Roman film director Pier Paolo Pasolini present a lens through which to explore the capital. “Rome is a fascinating city because it has so many pasts – and I was drawn to Pasolini because I have always been inspired by his vision of the world,” explains Jones. “He is something of an outsider in Roman history, but one whose voice remains constant.”     Pasolini’s perspective on reality is reflected and refracted throughout, with chapters of Rome’s history interwoven and addressed within a contemporary context. In a collection where nothing is quite as it seems, where forms and fabrics introduce infinite illusions, filmmaker Luca Guadagnino frames the show through his own understanding of Pasolini. “I have long admired Luca’s work – and, he is someone who, like Pasolini, touches on subjects which are relevant to now,” says Jones. “When a historian peers into history, they do it directly,” Guadagnino explains. “But when a master filmmaker and poet like Pasolini looks into the eyes of history, his gaze is a sublimating one. Through it, history becomes an urgent and delicate possession of now… the past enters the present and breathes our air.”     Overlapping temporalities are most directly expressed within pieces that reanimate antique garments, their furs and fabrics scanned and reprised as ghostly silk jacquards. Inset with Cornely embroidery and crystal beads, they locate a poetic transfiguration of the past within the present day. Elsewhere, life is breathed into the Roman statues that surround the FENDI Palazzo, their marble drapery now expressed through trompe l’oeil silks, and the arches they inhabit adapted into the heels of shoes. The strength of their silhouettes is translated into delicate lace mini dresses, where classic volutes are conjured through intricate embroidery.     The immortal allure of Italian stone, and the methods of its manipulation, appears as a constant conceit. Pietra dura inlays become supple leather intarsia; pressed leather pleats capturing the illusory spirit of Bernini’s sculptures. Formed from Italian marble, hand-carved jewellery ripples with movement, as if frozen in time. Mother of Pearl mosaics are layered across tulle dresses, handbags, and shoes, while a jumper is pieced in Persian lamb.     The cultural crossroads of Ancient Rome is reflected through a diverse cast, comprising models of all ages. “At the time, it was the centre of the world,” says Jones. “I wanted to include all of the people who would have inhabited it then, as well as now.” The spirit of FENDI, of looking to this city’s past as it projects towards the future, is revitalised once more. “Pasolini observed Rome become modern – and that is what is interesting to me: connecting eras, the old with the new, the past with the present.” – Kim Jones     If Kim Jones’ Couture debut traced his transition from England to Rome, then Autumn/Winter 2021 sees him settle in the Eternal City, where the poetics of Roman film director Pier Paolo Pasolini present a lens through which to explore the capital. “Rome is a fascinating city because it has so many pasts – and I was drawn to Pasolini because I have always been inspired by his vision of the world,” explains Jones. “He is something of an outsider in Roman history, but one whose voice remains constant.”     Pasolini’s perspective on reality is reflected and refracted throughout, with chapters of Rome’s history interwoven and addressed within a contemporary context. In a collection where nothing is quite as it seems, where forms and fabrics introduce infinite illusions, filmmaker Luca Guadagnino frames the show through his own understanding of Pasolini. “I have long admired Luca’s work – and, he is someone who, like Pasolini, touches on subjects which are relevant to now,” says Jones. “When a historian peers into history, they do it directly,” Guadagnino explains. “But when a master filmmaker and poet like Pasolini looks into the eyes of history, his gaze is a sublimating one. Through it, history becomes an urgent and delicate possession of now… the past enters the present and breathes our air.”     Overlapping temporalities are most directly expressed within pieces that reanimate antique garments, their furs and fabrics scanned and reprised as ghostly silk jacquards. Inset with Cornely embroidery and crystal beads, they locate a poetic transfiguration of the past within the present day. Elsewhere, life is breathed into the Roman statues that surround the FENDI Palazzo, their marble drapery now expressed through trompe l’oeil silks, and the arches they inhabit adapted into the heels of shoes. The strength of their silhouettes is translated into delicate lace mini dresses, where classic volutes are conjured through intricate embroidery.     The immortal allure of Italian stone, and the methods of its manipulation, appears as a constant conceit. Pietra dura inlays become supple leather intarsia; pressed leather pleats capturing the illusory spirit of Bernini’s sculptures. Formed from Italian marble, hand-carved jewellery ripples with movement, as if frozen in time. Mother of Pearl mosaics are layered across tulle dresses, handbags, and shoes, while a jumper is pieced in Persian lamb.     The cultural crossroads of Ancient Rome is reflected through a diverse cast, comprising models of all ages. “At the time, it was the centre of the world,” says Jones. “I wanted to include all of the people who would have inhabited it then, as well as now.” The spirit of FENDI, of looking to this city’s past as it projects towards the future, is revitalised once more.

Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture Collection
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Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture Collection

Fashion Week Painting is at the heart of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture collection: "It was when I rediscovered these portraits of Gabrielle Chanel dressed up in black or white 1880s-style dresses, that I immediately thought about tableaux," explains Virginie Viard. “Works by Berthe Morisot, Marie Laurencin and Édouard Manet. There are impressionist-inspired dresses, skirts that look like paintings and a long white satin dress punctuated with black bows like Morisot's...”      It made perfect sense for this show, bursting with colours, to be held at the Palais Galliera, City of Paris Fashion Museum, a veritable institution of art and fashion, where the exhibition dedicated to Gabrielle Chanel continues. “Because I love seeing colour in the greyness of winter,” continues Virginie Viard. “I really wanted a particularly colourful collection that was very embroidered, something warm.”        Mikael Jansson, who took the pictures for the press kit while Sofia Coppola made the film and the teasers for the collection, photographed the actress and ambassador of the House, Margaret Qualley, wearing a jacket and A-line skirt in multicolour tweed over a bustier in pink broderie anglaise. Like an Impressionist painting, the sequinned tweed of a coat seems to be made up of a multitude of paint strokes. Blouses embroidered with mauve and pink sequinned motifs, or with little red, blue and yellow daisies on a black background, are tucked into low-waisted skirts in multicolour striped tweed. Pale pink and yellow tulle pompoms embellish a black paletot jacket, just like splashes of paint…         “There are dresses embroidered with water lilies, a jacket in a black tweed crafted from feathers with red and pink flowers,” says Virginie Viard. “I was also thinking about English gardens. I like to mix a touch of England with a very French style. It's like blending the masculine and the feminine, which is what I’ve done with this collection too. That twist is very much a part of who I am.”        #CHANELHauteCouture Painting is at the heart of the CHANEL Fall-Winter 2021/22 Haute Couture collection: "It was when I rediscovered these portraits of Gabrielle Chanel dressed up in black or white 1880s-style dresses, that I immediately thought about tableaux," explains Virginie Viard. “Works by Berthe Morisot, Marie Laurencin and Édouard Manet. There are impressionist-inspired dresses, skirts that look like paintings and a long white satin dress punctuated with black bows like Morisot's...”      It made perfect sense for this show, bursting with colours, to be held at the Palais Galliera, City of Paris Fashion Museum, a veritable institution of art and fashion, where the exhibition dedicated to Gabrielle Chanel continues. “Because I love seeing colour in the greyness of winter,” continues Virginie Viard. “I really wanted a particularly colourful collection that was very embroidered, something warm.”        Mikael Jansson, who took the pictures for the press kit while Sofia Coppola made the film and the teasers for the collection, photographed the actress and ambassador of the House, Margaret Qualley, wearing a jacket and A-line skirt in multicolour tweed over a bustier in pink broderie anglaise. Like an Impressionist painting, the sequinned tweed of a coat seems to be made up of a multitude of paint strokes. Blouses embroidered with mauve and pink sequinned motifs, or with little red, blue and yellow daisies on a black background, are tucked into low-waisted skirts in multicolour striped tweed. Pale pink and yellow tulle pompoms embellish a black paletot jacket, just like splashes of paint…         “There are dresses embroidered with water lilies, a jacket in a black tweed crafted from feathers with red and pink flowers,” says Virginie Viard. “I was also thinking about English gardens. I like to mix a touch of England with a very French style. It's like blending the masculine and the feminine, which is what I’ve done with this collection too. That twist is very much a part of who I am.”        #CHANELHauteCouture

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DIOR PRESENTS THE HAUTE COUTURE AUTUMN-WINTER 2021-2022 COLLECTION
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DIOR PRESENTS THE HAUTE COUTURE AUTUMN-WINTER 2021-2022 COLLECTION

Fashion Week Reclaiming the values of haute couture after this period of restrictions when the Dior collections designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri were mainly presented through film. The materiality of fabric becomes form, while the subversive language of embroidery is expressed in a project that becomes a performance. Recalling the Salle aux Broderies in the Colonna Palace in Rome, the work Chambre de Soie, created by French artist Éva Jospin, serves as an impressive backdrop for the presentation of the dresses with their magnificent pleats, trains, and hand-woven chains that compose patterns on the body. Couture stirs unsuspected desires and reveals the existence of what we did not know. Like the avant-garde, it renders visible what one does not see. Through a mix of art and extraordinary savoir-faire, it defines the longings of a world in the midst of a profound transformation.   Reclaiming the values of haute couture after this period of restrictions when the Dior collections designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri were mainly presented through film. The materiality of fabric becomes form, while the subversive language of embroidery is expressed in a project that becomes a performance. Recalling the Salle aux Broderies in the Colonna Palace in Rome, the work Chambre de Soie, created by French artist Éva Jospin, serves as an impressive backdrop for the presentation of the dresses with their magnificent pleats, trains, and hand-woven chains that compose patterns on the body. Couture stirs unsuspected desires and reveals the existence of what we did not know. Like the avant-garde, it renders visible what one does not see. Through a mix of art and extraordinary savoir-faire, it defines the longings of a world in the midst of a profound transformation.  

BVLGARI presents the Magnifica 2021 Brand Campaign
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BVLGARI presents the Magnifica 2021 Brand Campaign

Jewelry An inspiration to dream bold, dream far and dream big - and to always do it with joy - the new Magnifica 2021 Bulgari Brand Campaign invites to set imagination free and give shape to each and every vision. Because dreams can take you anywhere and they have the power to make life simply magnificent.      Enjoying magnificent moments is a diverse, multi-faceted and multi-talented quartet of powerful women, inclusive of an eclectic spectrum of identities, starring Hollywood star Zendaya, Italian top model Vittoria Ceretti, Thai musician and K-pop idol Lalisa Manoban, aka Lisa, as well as supermodel Lily Aldridge. Four indomitable talents that with their independent attitude and individual vision blazed their own paths in different fields.     With her multiple talents reflecting the dynamic Generation Z spirit, actress Zendaya stars for the second time in a Bulgari Brand Campaign. An emblem of strength, empowerment and resilience, she is a source of inspiration for more than 90 million of followers and for the Roman Jeweller itself.     Used to travel the world since the age of 14 to work with the greatest designer and most famous photographers, Vittoria now makes a stop in her home country to turn an imaginary Rome into her latest runway. Mysterious and simply stunning, she exudes the kind of attitude only Bulgari can inspire.     Aged 24, the fashion icon and member of the global musical phenomenon Blackpink Lisa wears Bulgari her way, making every shot of the Campaign a stage to light up with her unique presence. Her bold and exclusive performances are perfectly in tune with the marriage of irreverence and ultimate glamour Bulgari stands for.     Genuine and naturally sophisticated, supermodel Lily Aldridge is part of the Bulgari family for the sixth year now and keeps enchanting her global audience with her unmatched vitality, seduction and positive energy. An inspiration to dream bold, dream far and dream big - and to always do it with joy - the new Magnifica 2021 Bulgari Brand Campaign invites to set imagination free and give shape to each and every vision. Because dreams can take you anywhere and they have the power to make life simply magnificent.      Enjoying magnificent moments is a diverse, multi-faceted and multi-talented quartet of powerful women, inclusive of an eclectic spectrum of identities, starring Hollywood star Zendaya, Italian top model Vittoria Ceretti, Thai musician and K-pop idol Lalisa Manoban, aka Lisa, as well as supermodel Lily Aldridge. Four indomitable talents that with their independent attitude and individual vision blazed their own paths in different fields.     With her multiple talents reflecting the dynamic Generation Z spirit, actress Zendaya stars for the second time in a Bulgari Brand Campaign. An emblem of strength, empowerment and resilience, she is a source of inspiration for more than 90 million of followers and for the Roman Jeweller itself.     Used to travel the world since the age of 14 to work with the greatest designer and most famous photographers, Vittoria now makes a stop in her home country to turn an imaginary Rome into her latest runway. Mysterious and simply stunning, she exudes the kind of attitude only Bulgari can inspire.     Aged 24, the fashion icon and member of the global musical phenomenon Blackpink Lisa wears Bulgari her way, making every shot of the Campaign a stage to light up with her unique presence. Her bold and exclusive performances are perfectly in tune with the marriage of irreverence and ultimate glamour Bulgari stands for.     Genuine and naturally sophisticated, supermodel Lily Aldridge is part of the Bulgari family for the sixth year now and keeps enchanting her global audience with her unmatched vitality, seduction and positive energy.

Off-White™ Fall / Winter 2021: “Laboratory of Fun”
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Off-White™ Fall / Winter 2021: “Laboratory of Fun”

Fashion Week Off-White™ Fall/Winter 2021—revealed today during Haute Couture week in Paris—is a see-now, buy-now collection named “Laboratory of Fun.”     The title references Cedric Price’s “Fun Palace,” circa 1961. “Fun Palace” was an idea for a London-based convention center, formulated to represent a “university of the streets.” It was to provide a flexible framework for programmable spaces dedicated to creativity. Though the premise was never built, Off-White’s founder and creative director Virgil Abloh was influenced by the modernity and modularity of Price’s thinking—and its likening, in some ways, to the classic American shopping mall. In turn, “Laboratory of Fun” takes an aesthetically linear and structure-driven approach, harkening back to Abloh’s formal training as an architect. Precision silhouettes and mostly-monochrome looks stand out; a notable reduction in graphic elements and motifs begins to symbolize a new sense of clarity at the house. Furthermore, the designer Dieter Rams’ portfolio for the German consumer goods company Braun served as inspiration. As a result, “Laboratory of Fun” is collectively pared-back, measured and exacting—yet it is far from minimal. It’s the sartorial reflection of a methodical builder, working at their drafting table.     “This collection speaks in part to my roots as an architect,” says Abloh. “It signifies an evolution of the Off-White™ approach, continuing to blur the lines between creative disciplines and inspirations. It’s about pushing the aesthetic forward into a novel, highly explorable space.”     Both the womenswear and menswear components are anchored in a color palette drawn from Rams’ oeuvre at Braun: shades of gray, neutrals, and slightly attenuated mid-century-style oranges, blues and yellows are most visible.   Overall, the collection features elongated tailoring, including square-shouldered coat-dresses with extended—almost to the hip—single-button closures. Outsize cable-knits are stained with indigo dye; additional tailored blazers have sharp-cut shoulders and single-creased sleeves. Trouser and Bermuda shapes are boxy and roomy, while outerwear and select evening pieces are sewn with new Dieter Rams press studs (which have been manufactured for Off-White™ by COBRAX). A halter top evening dress depicts an adapted rendering of stair cladding and gangways; it’s a direct representation of space, movement, and the intersection of ergonomic engineering and clothes-making.   Additionally, boxed silhouettes manifest as cut-and-sewn pieces or sculptural garments, such as a rectangular, standing puffa vest. “Rams check” grids appear, recalling the designer, with further associations of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. These perpendicular lines are sewn into wools, akin to markings on a blueprint. Single-breasted blazers, extended overcoats and knitwear pinned with metal accents, and separates with graffiti art by Pablo Tomek also feature prominently.   The accessories narrative at “Laboratory of Fun” revolves around spacious carriers, often with colorful, contrasting chain straps. Chunky boots and needle-thin heels bring dynamism to the soft rigor of the clothing, while polychrome sunglasses impart an eccentric touch.   “Laboratory of Fun” was presented in a streaming format on July 4 via Off-White’s newly redesigned website—it will remain viewable online over the next few months. The collection reveal also coincided with the opening of Off-White’s Paris flagship store, located at the intersection of Rue de Castiglione and Rue du Mont Thabor near Place Vendôme. The multi-level boutique, which features not only retail but also a café, exhibition spaces, and more, was designed in collaboration between Abloh and AMO, the think-tank branch of the architecture firm OMA.   On July 2nd and 3rd, Off-White™ Paris hosted “Imaginary FM,” a twist on a radio station that aired ahead of the Fall/Winter 2021 collection reveal on July 4th. “Imaginary FM” marked an evolution of Off-White’s “Imaginary TV” concept, in which multi-hyphenate creatives and individuals showcased and discussed various topics, music styles, work, and more, across a boundary-less medium. “Imaginary FM” saw 20 performances and segments over July 2nd and July 3rd, with a kick off by Tatyana Jane, appearances by Trinice McNally (I Support Black Women) and Jaimee Swift (Black Women Radicals), Bonnie Banane, Yard, Aleqs Notal, La Créole and collectives of creatives bringing their own style to Off-White’s airwaves.   To bring the imaginary to life, Off-White™ tapped Rinse France as the primary partner on “Imaginary FM.” Paris and London-based, Rinse is not only a radio station, but also a multi-activity hub that works in a 360-degree manner to support cultures and thinkers it believes in.   As part of the line up, the Grammy-winning artist M.I.A. gave guests a full performance of some of her most beloved songs, including Borders, Hip hop -Born free, Yala Warrior Princess and Paper Planes in celebration of “Laboratory of Fun.” The production featured Tamil dancers, and the singer wore Off-White™.   The Off-White™ FW21 collection is now available at Off-White™ boutiques, Off---White.com, Farfetch.com, and retail partners worldwide. Off-White™ Fall/Winter 2021—revealed today during Haute Couture week in Paris—is a see-now, buy-now collection named “Laboratory of Fun.”     The title references Cedric Price’s “Fun Palace,” circa 1961. “Fun Palace” was an idea for a London-based convention center, formulated to represent a “university of the streets.” It was to provide a flexible framework for programmable spaces dedicated to creativity. Though the premise was never built, Off-White’s founder and creative director Virgil Abloh was influenced by the modernity and modularity of Price’s thinking—and its likening, in some ways, to the classic American shopping mall. In turn, “Laboratory of Fun” takes an aesthetically linear and structure-driven approach, harkening back to Abloh’s formal training as an architect. Precision silhouettes and mostly-monochrome looks stand out; a notable reduction in graphic elements and motifs begins to symbolize a new sense of clarity at the house. Furthermore, the designer Dieter Rams’ portfolio for the German consumer goods company Braun served as inspiration. As a result, “Laboratory of Fun” is collectively pared-back, measured and exacting—yet it is far from minimal. It’s the sartorial reflection of a methodical builder, working at their drafting table.     “This collection speaks in part to my roots as an architect,” says Abloh. “It signifies an evolution of the Off-White™ approach, continuing to blur the lines between creative disciplines and inspirations. It’s about pushing the aesthetic forward into a novel, highly explorable space.”     Both the womenswear and menswear components are anchored in a color palette drawn from Rams’ oeuvre at Braun: shades of gray, neutrals, and slightly attenuated mid-century-style oranges, blues and yellows are most visible.   Overall, the collection features elongated tailoring, including square-shouldered coat-dresses with extended—almost to the hip—single-button closures. Outsize cable-knits are stained with indigo dye; additional tailored blazers have sharp-cut shoulders and single-creased sleeves. Trouser and Bermuda shapes are boxy and roomy, while outerwear and select evening pieces are sewn with new Dieter Rams press studs (which have been manufactured for Off-White™ by COBRAX). A halter top evening dress depicts an adapted rendering of stair cladding and gangways; it’s a direct representation of space, movement, and the intersection of ergonomic engineering and clothes-making.   Additionally, boxed silhouettes manifest as cut-and-sewn pieces or sculptural garments, such as a rectangular, standing puffa vest. “Rams check” grids appear, recalling the designer, with further associations of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. These perpendicular lines are sewn into wools, akin to markings on a blueprint. Single-breasted blazers, extended overcoats and knitwear pinned with metal accents, and separates with graffiti art by Pablo Tomek also feature prominently.   The accessories narrative at “Laboratory of Fun” revolves around spacious carriers, often with colorful, contrasting chain straps. Chunky boots and needle-thin heels bring dynamism to the soft rigor of the clothing, while polychrome sunglasses impart an eccentric touch.   “Laboratory of Fun” was presented in a streaming format on July 4 via Off-White’s newly redesigned website—it will remain viewable online over the next few months. The collection reveal also coincided with the opening of Off-White’s Paris flagship store, located at the intersection of Rue de Castiglione and Rue du Mont Thabor near Place Vendôme. The multi-level boutique, which features not only retail but also a café, exhibition spaces, and more, was designed in collaboration between Abloh and AMO, the think-tank branch of the architecture firm OMA.   On July 2nd and 3rd, Off-White™ Paris hosted “Imaginary FM,” a twist on a radio station that aired ahead of the Fall/Winter 2021 collection reveal on July 4th. “Imaginary FM” marked an evolution of Off-White’s “Imaginary TV” concept, in which multi-hyphenate creatives and individuals showcased and discussed various topics, music styles, work, and more, across a boundary-less medium. “Imaginary FM” saw 20 performances and segments over July 2nd and July 3rd, with a kick off by Tatyana Jane, appearances by Trinice McNally (I Support Black Women) and Jaimee Swift (Black Women Radicals), Bonnie Banane, Yard, Aleqs Notal, La Créole and collectives of creatives bringing their own style to Off-White’s airwaves.   To bring the imaginary to life, Off-White™ tapped Rinse France as the primary partner on “Imaginary FM.” Paris and London-based, Rinse is not only a radio station, but also a multi-activity hub that works in a 360-degree manner to support cultures and thinkers it believes in.   As part of the line up, the Grammy-winning artist M.I.A. gave guests a full performance of some of her most beloved songs, including Borders, Hip hop -Born free, Yala Warrior Princess and Paper Planes in celebration of “Laboratory of Fun.” The production featured Tamil dancers, and the singer wore Off-White™.   The Off-White™ FW21 collection is now available at Off-White™ boutiques, Off---White.com, Farfetch.com, and retail partners worldwide.

IRIS VAN HERPEN PRESENTS ’EARTHRISE’ Autumn & Winter 2021-2022
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IRIS VAN HERPEN PRESENTS ’EARTHRISE’ Autumn & Winter 2021-2022

Fashion Week Iris van Herpen shows her latest collection ‘Earthrise’ during Paris Haute Couture Week on July, 5th 2021. With our planet positioned at the forefront of the global agenda more than ever before, ‘Earthrise’ explores the splendour of this blue body we call home by circling towards the amalgamated awareness to maintain the grandeur of the turning sphere we traverse along. In parallel to Van Herpen’s drive towards an interconnected approach to fashion, the 19 look collection narrates the circular processes that usher change in our sentient world by weaving a symbiotic thread between artisanal tailoring and organic craftsmanship, derived from the perception of our world as one living and breathing organism.     With the turn of the last century came the launch of Apollo 8, the first-ever crewed spacecraft to leave Earth’s orbit and witness the Earthrise from the Moon’s horizon. Astronauts looked over our revolving sphere from afar, to see a boundless, indescribable space; a living, breathing organism, unmarred by conflict, borders as well as hierarchies and all of the entrenched partisans that make up the minutiae of our quotidian lives. Against the darkness of the inky black vastness of space, they experienced an emotional shift: a cosmic perspective of oneness.     Contemplated as a metamorphic realisation, the expedition went beyond scientific headway, remaining a pivotal moment in our evolution as sensitive sapiens. ‘Earthrise’ symbolises this shift of an anthropocentric perspective — our discernment of time has never felt so spectral. Tasked to feel, rather than to count, this novel ethos was framed as ‘Earth-gazing,' to observe the intricacies of this cosmic view and the magnificence of our surrounding mythosphere. To challenge the immensity of space that surrounds our tellurian haven, Iris van Herpen, enraptured by the seductive ancient human dream to fly out into the stratosphere of the unfamiliar, collaborates with the female world- champion skydiver Domitille Kiger. Capering through the expansive skies, from the age of 15, the designer grew fascinated by the choreographed performance of her craft, fusing two diametrical opposed worlds of artistry and science.     Through Kiger’s graceful sky-dancing, she embodies a new meaning of earthly freedom, thwarting any fear with the spirit of transcendence. Through the extreme speed and Kiger's choreography, while sky-dancing, the custom Haute Couture gown reveals the turbulence of the intricate handwork. Made from thousands of blue spheres in colour gradients, embodying our 'blue marble’ home, the gown spins off in dazzling twists in an array of directions simultaneously.     The finale is paradoxically a meditative moment, depicting a single person floating in space, merging the elements of dance, exploration and the innovative mind through this sky-dance. The ultimate intricacy, softness and delicacy of Haute Couture are merged for the first time with the extreme sport of skydiving which requires ultimate resilience and toughness. ‘For ‘Earthrise’ it has been my dare to push delicate three-dimensional craftsmanship into the extreme spheres of 300 km an hour resilience-finding the ultimate corners of durability in the craftsmanship of Haute Couture.’     Fostering adventurous athleticism and fearlessness in this collection, Iris van Herpen stitches together these polar disciplines. Haute Couture and skydiving alike relinquish the thrill of leaving aside everything that holds one to the ground. The intimate creative process and the meticulous precise shaping and draping of fabric are imperative to both; for Kiger, the lifeline for each skydive, for Iris van Herpen the shaping of a garment into an empowering experience.     Typifying the feeling of unity, this season the maison collaborates with the Icelandic artist James Merry, the kinetic artist Casey Curran and French-British artist Rogan Brown. Spanning three looks in the collection, the atelier seamlessly weaves in Brown’s distinctive aesthetic which is inspired by the tradition of scientific illustration and results in incredibly detailed, delicate relief sculptures made from the accretion of multiple layers. Akin to the designer’s vision, process and materiality are paramount as large hand and laser-cut pieces are dissected from sheet after sheet of paper in careful scientific fashion with scalpel knife or laser, sometimes taking months to complete, the slow act of cutting repeating the long time-based processes that dominate nature: growth, decay and re-growth. The meticulous detailing goes beyond the eye's perception, where fabric is torn and expanded in multiple directions simultaneously through powerful force. The fabric’s evolution from plant, to weave, to plant again is mirrored in the various stages in these looks.     Evgueni Galperine’s composition evokes a transcending unison of space and time in which the skydiver travels. Igniting Tsunaina’s intimate then explosive vocals, Evgueni’s collaboration with the artist creates an invisible bond between the score and the visuals. An experimental hybrid of electronic and orchestral instruments, as well as planetary NASA recordings rippling through the composition, are melted with Tsunaina’s vocals, forming a collective oneness between mankind and nature.   As a continuation of van Herpen’s dedication to sustainability, ‘Earthrise’ marks a further chapter with Parley for the Oceans. Raising awareness of the fragility of our blue marble, multiple looks, in addition to the ones created in collaboration with Brown and the Skydive gown for Kiger, are crafted from Parley Ocean Plastic® made from upcycled marine debris by Parley's Global Cleanup Network.     Levitating against the clouds that encircle the dramatic natural cathedrals of nature’s Kingdom — the Dolomite Mountains — Film Director Masha Vasyukova challenges the inherent discernment of space and time by sequencing the linearity of time into a circular orbit. A portent portrayal of earthly virtue that ascents into a celestial scenery beyond the skies, the interconnected craftsmanship and layered anatomy of the looks pay homage to the anima mundi, the world as one living body. The magnificent environment around us nurturing an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, similar to the way the soul is connected to our bodies.     WATCH THE SHOW HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap1oUBCznO4&feature=youtu.be Iris van Herpen shows her latest collection ‘Earthrise’ during Paris Haute Couture Week on July, 5th 2021. With our planet positioned at the forefront of the global agenda more than ever before, ‘Earthrise’ explores the splendour of this blue body we call home by circling towards the amalgamated awareness to maintain the grandeur of the turning sphere we traverse along. In parallel to Van Herpen’s drive towards an interconnected approach to fashion, the 19 look collection narrates the circular processes that usher change in our sentient world by weaving a symbiotic thread between artisanal tailoring and organic craftsmanship, derived from the perception of our world as one living and breathing organism.     With the turn of the last century came the launch of Apollo 8, the first-ever crewed spacecraft to leave Earth’s orbit and witness the Earthrise from the Moon’s horizon. Astronauts looked over our revolving sphere from afar, to see a boundless, indescribable space; a living, breathing organism, unmarred by conflict, borders as well as hierarchies and all of the entrenched partisans that make up the minutiae of our quotidian lives. Against the darkness of the inky black vastness of space, they experienced an emotional shift: a cosmic perspective of oneness.     Contemplated as a metamorphic realisation, the expedition went beyond scientific headway, remaining a pivotal moment in our evolution as sensitive sapiens. ‘Earthrise’ symbolises this shift of an anthropocentric perspective — our discernment of time has never felt so spectral. Tasked to feel, rather than to count, this novel ethos was framed as ‘Earth-gazing,' to observe the intricacies of this cosmic view and the magnificence of our surrounding mythosphere. To challenge the immensity of space that surrounds our tellurian haven, Iris van Herpen, enraptured by the seductive ancient human dream to fly out into the stratosphere of the unfamiliar, collaborates with the female world- champion skydiver Domitille Kiger. Capering through the expansive skies, from the age of 15, the designer grew fascinated by the choreographed performance of her craft, fusing two diametrical opposed worlds of artistry and science.     Through Kiger’s graceful sky-dancing, she embodies a new meaning of earthly freedom, thwarting any fear with the spirit of transcendence. Through the extreme speed and Kiger's choreography, while sky-dancing, the custom Haute Couture gown reveals the turbulence of the intricate handwork. Made from thousands of blue spheres in colour gradients, embodying our 'blue marble’ home, the gown spins off in dazzling twists in an array of directions simultaneously.     The finale is paradoxically a meditative moment, depicting a single person floating in space, merging the elements of dance, exploration and the innovative mind through this sky-dance. The ultimate intricacy, softness and delicacy of Haute Couture are merged for the first time with the extreme sport of skydiving which requires ultimate resilience and toughness. ‘For ‘Earthrise’ it has been my dare to push delicate three-dimensional craftsmanship into the extreme spheres of 300 km an hour resilience-finding the ultimate corners of durability in the craftsmanship of Haute Couture.’     Fostering adventurous athleticism and fearlessness in this collection, Iris van Herpen stitches together these polar disciplines. Haute Couture and skydiving alike relinquish the thrill of leaving aside everything that holds one to the ground. The intimate creative process and the meticulous precise shaping and draping of fabric are imperative to both; for Kiger, the lifeline for each skydive, for Iris van Herpen the shaping of a garment into an empowering experience.     Typifying the feeling of unity, this season the maison collaborates with the Icelandic artist James Merry, the kinetic artist Casey Curran and French-British artist Rogan Brown. Spanning three looks in the collection, the atelier seamlessly weaves in Brown’s distinctive aesthetic which is inspired by the tradition of scientific illustration and results in incredibly detailed, delicate relief sculptures made from the accretion of multiple layers. Akin to the designer’s vision, process and materiality are paramount as large hand and laser-cut pieces are dissected from sheet after sheet of paper in careful scientific fashion with scalpel knife or laser, sometimes taking months to complete, the slow act of cutting repeating the long time-based processes that dominate nature: growth, decay and re-growth. The meticulous detailing goes beyond the eye's perception, where fabric is torn and expanded in multiple directions simultaneously through powerful force. The fabric’s evolution from plant, to weave, to plant again is mirrored in the various stages in these looks.     Evgueni Galperine’s composition evokes a transcending unison of space and time in which the skydiver travels. Igniting Tsunaina’s intimate then explosive vocals, Evgueni’s collaboration with the artist creates an invisible bond between the score and the visuals. An experimental hybrid of electronic and orchestral instruments, as well as planetary NASA recordings rippling through the composition, are melted with Tsunaina’s vocals, forming a collective oneness between mankind and nature.   As a continuation of van Herpen’s dedication to sustainability, ‘Earthrise’ marks a further chapter with Parley for the Oceans. Raising awareness of the fragility of our blue marble, multiple looks, in addition to the ones created in collaboration with Brown and the Skydive gown for Kiger, are crafted from Parley Ocean Plastic® made from upcycled marine debris by Parley's Global Cleanup Network.     Levitating against the clouds that encircle the dramatic natural cathedrals of nature’s Kingdom — the Dolomite Mountains — Film Director Masha Vasyukova challenges the inherent discernment of space and time by sequencing the linearity of time into a circular orbit. A portent portrayal of earthly virtue that ascents into a celestial scenery beyond the skies, the interconnected craftsmanship and layered anatomy of the looks pay homage to the anima mundi, the world as one living body. The magnificent environment around us nurturing an intrinsic connection between all living things on the planet, similar to the way the soul is connected to our bodies.     WATCH THE SHOW HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap1oUBCznO4&feature=youtu.be

Acne Studios presents new 08STHLM sneaker style in glitter silver
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Acne Studios presents new 08STHLM sneaker style in glitter silver

Accessories The 08STHLM sneaker family first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection as a streamlined take on the classic basketball sneaker in all-white and all-black versions. The high- tops feature a rounded toe, exaggerated eyestays and a sturdy rubber sole. For the launch of the 08STHLM style, Acne Studios has created a limited-edition glitter version.     The uppers are completely coated in several different tints of silver glitter, while the tonal printed sole has an unexpected velour-like finish that is soft to the touch, embossed with the Acne Studios logo on the side and Face motif carved on the outsole. The laces are also fastened with a transparent Face logo stopper.     The glitter version come with special silver glitter socks with dusky pink stripes and the Acne Studios logo, a retro sneaker box wrapped in holographic paper and lined in grey flock, chrome shoe deodoriser balls with the Face logo and holographic ‘Acne Studios’ foil stickers.     For the release of the 08STHLM limited edition glitter sneaker, rising star music artist Audrey Nuna features the kicks in an exclusive music video marking her directing debut and in which she performed.     Only 300 pairs of the glitter 08STHLM will be sold worldwide. They will be available in selected Acne Studios stores, online at acnestudios.com and in selected wholesale partners worldwide. The 08STHLM sneaker family first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2021 Face collection as a streamlined take on the classic basketball sneaker in all-white and all-black versions. The high- tops feature a rounded toe, exaggerated eyestays and a sturdy rubber sole. For the launch of the 08STHLM style, Acne Studios has created a limited-edition glitter version.     The uppers are completely coated in several different tints of silver glitter, while the tonal printed sole has an unexpected velour-like finish that is soft to the touch, embossed with the Acne Studios logo on the side and Face motif carved on the outsole. The laces are also fastened with a transparent Face logo stopper.     The glitter version come with special silver glitter socks with dusky pink stripes and the Acne Studios logo, a retro sneaker box wrapped in holographic paper and lined in grey flock, chrome shoe deodoriser balls with the Face logo and holographic ‘Acne Studios’ foil stickers.     For the release of the 08STHLM limited edition glitter sneaker, rising star music artist Audrey Nuna features the kicks in an exclusive music video marking her directing debut and in which she performed.     Only 300 pairs of the glitter 08STHLM will be sold worldwide. They will be available in selected Acne Studios stores, online at acnestudios.com and in selected wholesale partners worldwide.

AMBUSH & GENTLE MONSTER COLLABORATE
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AMBUSH & GENTLE MONSTER COLLABORATE

Accessories After the success of their first collaboration eyewear, Gentle Monster and Ambush are reuniting to launch their new collection. Minimal yet edgy, this collection is inspired by 'climbing', featuring two sunglass designs each with three color options and a 'CARABINER' detail that highlights two brands' identities.     Ambush's creative director YOON has remarked "Gentle Monster has been incredible with its unique vision and presence in the industry, pumping out many unique pieces straight from Korea, my motherland. I'm proud to announce our second collaboration using our classic motifs found in our jewelry line, 'carabiner'."     GroovyRoom and Ash Island are joining the campaign by creating the Ambush x Gentle Monster collaboration track. Starting from Ash Island's DAZED editorial revealed on June 21st to the release of the collaboration track and music video in early July (July 9th), this new collaboration connects components of fashion and music, tying them all together reversibly.     This collaboration collection will be released on July 8th worldwide, sold at Gentle Monster and Ambush's on/offline stores, and global select shops. After the success of their first collaboration eyewear, Gentle Monster and Ambush are reuniting to launch their new collection. Minimal yet edgy, this collection is inspired by 'climbing', featuring two sunglass designs each with three color options and a 'CARABINER' detail that highlights two brands' identities.     Ambush's creative director YOON has remarked "Gentle Monster has been incredible with its unique vision and presence in the industry, pumping out many unique pieces straight from Korea, my motherland. I'm proud to announce our second collaboration using our classic motifs found in our jewelry line, 'carabiner'."     GroovyRoom and Ash Island are joining the campaign by creating the Ambush x Gentle Monster collaboration track. Starting from Ash Island's DAZED editorial revealed on June 21st to the release of the collaboration track and music video in early July (July 9th), this new collaboration connects components of fashion and music, tying them all together reversibly.     This collaboration collection will be released on July 8th worldwide, sold at Gentle Monster and Ambush's on/offline stores, and global select shops.

Exclusive new editorial and film "STRANGE DREAMS"
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Exclusive new editorial and film "STRANGE DREAMS"

Fashion We are excited to share our new editorial project and short fashion film "STRANGE DREAMS".     You can watch the full video on our Instagram.     TEAM CREDITS:  Directed by Podesta Studio @podesta.studio Prodution House: Animal Animal @animal_animal_paris Associated Production: John Ways Producers: Noé Lefebvre @noefromparis & Vincent Thiesset @vincent_thiess Production Manager: Baptiste Gibert @baptistegibertproduction Location Manager: Marius Kerner @stopoverbombay 1st Assistant Director: Amelie Lambert @l_a_edansla 2nd Assistant Director: Paul Godeau @polopolpolo Dialogue Surpevisor: Paul Godeau @polopolpolo Voice Over Writer: Mandy Skvortzoff @mandyonmars Cast Members Mandy Skvortzoff @mandyonmars Victor Hanen @victorhanen Héloïse Bulkowski @helloeyess Tallulah Cassavetti @tallu_tm Félicie Vitrai @felicie.billionaire Alexandre Wadamik @rooroxoxo Technical Team Director of Photography: Antoine Vié @vie_antoine 1st Camera Assistant: Margaux Escourolle Arthur Raimondeau ( remplaçant ) 2nd Camera Assistant: Pauline Rey Chef Light Technician: Basil Pollet Villard @basilpolletvillard Assistant Chef Light Technician  Leo Lederfajn Gautier Rivoir Steady Camera Op: Grégoire Lobut @gregoire_lobut Opérateaur Sous Marin: Tanguy Masson @tanguy_masson Catering: Matthieu Saymard Horse Trainer: Magdalena Pommier @magdapommier Horse: Gatsby Ecuries : Ecuries Richez Fashion Editor: Joy Sinanian @joysinanian Fashion Coordinator: Jean Luc Favre @byjeanluc Wardrobe Assistant: Auricio Bomfim Make Up Artist: Ismael Blanco @ismaelblancomakeup Hair Artist: Mickael Jauneau @mickaeljauneau Post Production: Reepost @reepost Editor: Flora Jacquot @florajacquot Colorist: Lydia Lopez @lydia.colorist After Effects: Clement Divry Sound Music & Lyric Composed  By Dorion Fiszel @_dorion And Brad Thomas Ackley @brad_thomas_ackley Voice @mandyonmars Mixed by Brad Thomas Ackley @brad_thomas_ackley Sound Engineer Studio: Jonathan Boil @jonathanleboil Sound Designer & Voice over Captation Damien da Cunha - The Mixmen @the_mixman Material Rent: Camera and Light Grip Rental Rvz Paris @rvzparis Location: @lafoliebarbizon  We are excited to share our new editorial project and short fashion film "STRANGE DREAMS".     You can watch the full video on our Instagram.     TEAM CREDITS:  Directed by Podesta Studio @podesta.studio Prodution House: Animal Animal @animal_animal_paris Associated Production: John Ways Producers: Noé Lefebvre @noefromparis & Vincent Thiesset @vincent_thiess Production Manager: Baptiste Gibert @baptistegibertproduction Location Manager: Marius Kerner @stopoverbombay 1st Assistant Director: Amelie Lambert @l_a_edansla 2nd Assistant Director: Paul Godeau @polopolpolo Dialogue Surpevisor: Paul Godeau @polopolpolo Voice Over Writer: Mandy Skvortzoff @mandyonmars Cast Members Mandy Skvortzoff @mandyonmars Victor Hanen @victorhanen Héloïse Bulkowski @helloeyess Tallulah Cassavetti @tallu_tm Félicie Vitrai @felicie.billionaire Alexandre Wadamik @rooroxoxo Technical Team Director of Photography: Antoine Vié @vie_antoine 1st Camera Assistant: Margaux Escourolle Arthur Raimondeau ( remplaçant ) 2nd Camera Assistant: Pauline Rey Chef Light Technician: Basil Pollet Villard @basilpolletvillard Assistant Chef Light Technician  Leo Lederfajn Gautier Rivoir Steady Camera Op: Grégoire Lobut @gregoire_lobut Opérateaur Sous Marin: Tanguy Masson @tanguy_masson Catering: Matthieu Saymard Horse Trainer: Magdalena Pommier @magdapommier Horse: Gatsby Ecuries : Ecuries Richez Fashion Editor: Joy Sinanian @joysinanian Fashion Coordinator: Jean Luc Favre @byjeanluc Wardrobe Assistant: Auricio Bomfim Make Up Artist: Ismael Blanco @ismaelblancomakeup Hair Artist: Mickael Jauneau @mickaeljauneau Post Production: Reepost @reepost Editor: Flora Jacquot @florajacquot Colorist: Lydia Lopez @lydia.colorist After Effects: Clement Divry Sound Music & Lyric Composed  By Dorion Fiszel @_dorion And Brad Thomas Ackley @brad_thomas_ackley Voice @mandyonmars Mixed by Brad Thomas Ackley @brad_thomas_ackley Sound Engineer Studio: Jonathan Boil @jonathanleboil Sound Designer & Voice over Captation Damien da Cunha - The Mixmen @the_mixman Material Rent: Camera and Light Grip Rental Rvz Paris @rvzparis Location: @lafoliebarbizon 

Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Jacquemus
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Exclusive editorial in collaboration with Jacquemus

Fashion We are really excited to be sharing our latest editorial collaboration with JACQUEMUS.   Jacquemus SS21 x Numéro Netherlands   Photographer Toussaint Fazi Stylist Victor Vergara   Hair stylist Nicolas Philippon at Call my agent Make up artist Céline Exbrayat at Call my agent Nail Artist Lora de Sousa using Byredo Production Producing Love Casting Anton at Ikki Casting Light assistants Moïra Laurent and Quentin Farriol Styling on set assistant Alix Cantal Editor: Timotej Letonja Models: @mariefofana__ & @jakman_  We are really excited to be sharing our latest editorial collaboration with JACQUEMUS.   Jacquemus SS21 x Numéro Netherlands   Photographer Toussaint Fazi Stylist Victor Vergara   Hair stylist Nicolas Philippon at Call my agent Make up artist Céline Exbrayat at Call my agent Nail Artist Lora de Sousa using Byredo Production Producing Love Casting Anton at Ikki Casting Light assistants Moïra Laurent and Quentin Farriol Styling on set assistant Alix Cantal Editor: Timotej Letonja Models: @mariefofana__ & @jakman_ 

Introducing the second edition of DAILY PAPER x KOMONO
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Introducing the second edition of DAILY PAPER x KOMONO

Accessories Inspired by Daily Paper's SS21 Future Roots lace styles, the eyewear pieces tap into the revival of history and the memories of the past captured through a modern lens. The lace detailing is featured across the entire silhouette. Two exclusive unisex designs will be released in classic black and ivory colourways. This season the styles have a slim and timeless aesthetic, combining elegance and functionality for a futuristic look. The black colourway features a silver-coloured Daily Paper logo and the ivory a gold-coloured one. Both styles have smokey dark polarized lenses and the black frame is made from recycled acetate.     The upcoming Daily Paper x KOMONO eyewear capsule will be available on Friday July 2 at 12 PM CEST, priced at €119 and can be purchased at both Daily Paper and KOMONO storefronts in Amsterdam, NYC and London, as well as online via www.dailypaperclothing.com and www.komono.com, and selected retailers worldwide.             Inspired by Daily Paper's SS21 Future Roots lace styles, the eyewear pieces tap into the revival of history and the memories of the past captured through a modern lens. The lace detailing is featured across the entire silhouette. Two exclusive unisex designs will be released in classic black and ivory colourways. This season the styles have a slim and timeless aesthetic, combining elegance and functionality for a futuristic look. The black colourway features a silver-coloured Daily Paper logo and the ivory a gold-coloured one. Both styles have smokey dark polarized lenses and the black frame is made from recycled acetate.     The upcoming Daily Paper x KOMONO eyewear capsule will be available on Friday July 2 at 12 PM CEST, priced at €119 and can be purchased at both Daily Paper and KOMONO storefronts in Amsterdam, NYC and London, as well as online via www.dailypaperclothing.com and www.komono.com, and selected retailers worldwide.            

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