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Eternal Beauty by LOIS JEANS
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Eternal Beauty by LOIS JEANS

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

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

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

In conversation with Nina Kraviz
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In conversation with Nina Kraviz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GIVENCHY DEBUTS "TEASER" CAPSULE COLLECTION BY MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS
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GIVENCHY DEBUTS "TEASER" CAPSULE COLLECTION BY MATTHEW M. WILLIAMS

Fashion Givenchy is pleased to unveil a “Teaser” capsule of clothes and accessories from Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ first collection for the House.     An edited selection from the Spring-Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection features playful, slightly subversive and effortlessly elegant looks for both women and men. Directional pieces accentuate new tailoring for women as embodied by a long, fitted blazer with a draped collar and slim, high-rise trousers with fusing at the ankles. Denims are embellished with audacious, intricate treatments that give them unique crackled or lustrous finishes. A soft, denim-like jacquard with a textured weave reprises the House’s iconic 4G emblem. Statement outerwear includes a lightweight, tailored three- quarter length coat in croc-print calfskin bonded with nappa, and voluminous urban windbreakers also in croc-print leather or in black ottoman.     Key pieces for men include a single-breasted jacket with an overlay collar and the 4G emblem discreetly embroidered on the lining. Classic-fit trousers nod to the iconic Antigona bags with original yet discreet metallic details, as do boxy shirts with zip and snap closures. An oversized parka in technical ottoman emphasizes Givenchy’s of-the-moment urban spirit, with design elements that make it both functional and elegant. Hoodies and sweatshirts, too, are embellished with newly restyled Givenchy emblems.     A love of hardware being central to his fashion aesthetic, Matthew M. Williams created a series of tech- forward prints for T-shirts with a 3D chain-embossed detail at the neck or trompe l’oeil renderings of locks and eyelets clenched over spliced “GIVENCHY” lettering.     This season’s essential bags likewise feature distinctive hardware that was specially developed by Matthew M. Williams for Givenchy. The new Antigona in black box leather now has dual Givenchy signatures, longer handles and a 4G padlock. Additional styles include two cross-body bags, the unisex Vertical mini with chain and the Antigona U for men.     Footwear includes the Lock ankle boot, the Marshmallow wedge slide for women and flat sandal for men, and the GIV 1 high-performance men’s sneaker with a lightweight, transparent sole, in black or white.     The statement-making flat cap with horns and a black leather belt with a G-chain buckle round out this premiere.     The “Teaser” capsule collection will premiere exclusively in seven Givenchy stores in Europe, Asia and the US, as well as on givenchy.com in selected countries from December 1st to 22nd, 2020. It will be followed by the first official drop by Matthew M Williams, for Summer 2021, which will bow acrossGivenchy’s worldwide retail network on February 26th, 2021. Givenchy is pleased to unveil a “Teaser” capsule of clothes and accessories from Creative Director Matthew M. Williams’ first collection for the House.     An edited selection from the Spring-Summer 2021 ready-to-wear collection features playful, slightly subversive and effortlessly elegant looks for both women and men. Directional pieces accentuate new tailoring for women as embodied by a long, fitted blazer with a draped collar and slim, high-rise trousers with fusing at the ankles. Denims are embellished with audacious, intricate treatments that give them unique crackled or lustrous finishes. A soft, denim-like jacquard with a textured weave reprises the House’s iconic 4G emblem. Statement outerwear includes a lightweight, tailored three- quarter length coat in croc-print calfskin bonded with nappa, and voluminous urban windbreakers also in croc-print leather or in black ottoman.     Key pieces for men include a single-breasted jacket with an overlay collar and the 4G emblem discreetly embroidered on the lining. Classic-fit trousers nod to the iconic Antigona bags with original yet discreet metallic details, as do boxy shirts with zip and snap closures. An oversized parka in technical ottoman emphasizes Givenchy’s of-the-moment urban spirit, with design elements that make it both functional and elegant. Hoodies and sweatshirts, too, are embellished with newly restyled Givenchy emblems.     A love of hardware being central to his fashion aesthetic, Matthew M. Williams created a series of tech- forward prints for T-shirts with a 3D chain-embossed detail at the neck or trompe l’oeil renderings of locks and eyelets clenched over spliced “GIVENCHY” lettering.     This season’s essential bags likewise feature distinctive hardware that was specially developed by Matthew M. Williams for Givenchy. The new Antigona in black box leather now has dual Givenchy signatures, longer handles and a 4G padlock. Additional styles include two cross-body bags, the unisex Vertical mini with chain and the Antigona U for men.     Footwear includes the Lock ankle boot, the Marshmallow wedge slide for women and flat sandal for men, and the GIV 1 high-performance men’s sneaker with a lightweight, transparent sole, in black or white.     The statement-making flat cap with horns and a black leather belt with a G-chain buckle round out this premiere.     The “Teaser” capsule collection will premiere exclusively in seven Givenchy stores in Europe, Asia and the US, as well as on givenchy.com in selected countries from December 1st to 22nd, 2020. It will be followed by the first official drop by Matthew M Williams, for Summer 2021, which will bow acrossGivenchy’s worldwide retail network on February 26th, 2021.

Exclusive editorial "A MA MÈRE" with CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE
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Exclusive editorial "A MA MÈRE" with CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE

Fashion Exclusive new editorial starring Laura Beuger, lensed by Koers von Cremer and wearing CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE.     TEAM CREDITS: Photography: Koers von Cremer @koersvoncremer Styling: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri Muah: Wout Philippo @woutphilippobeauty using M.A.C. Cosmetics @maccosmetics and Redken @redken  Model: Laura Beuger @lauraquirine at The Movement Models @themovementmodels Casting: Timi Letonja @timiletonja Special thanks to Chateau Marquette @chateaumarquette  and Cake Film And Photography @cakefilmandphotography Exclusive new editorial starring Laura Beuger, lensed by Koers von Cremer and wearing CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE.     TEAM CREDITS: Photography: Koers von Cremer @koersvoncremer Styling: Gino Gurrieri @ginogurrieri Muah: Wout Philippo @woutphilippobeauty using M.A.C. Cosmetics @maccosmetics and Redken @redken  Model: Laura Beuger @lauraquirine at The Movement Models @themovementmodels Casting: Timi Letonja @timiletonja Special thanks to Chateau Marquette @chateaumarquette  and Cake Film And Photography @cakefilmandphotography

Kaspersky and KRAKATAU present unique collection customized by your digital imprint
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Kaspersky and KRAKATAU present unique collection customized by your digital imprint

Fashion Today, self-expression is not only about showing our individuality through the clothes we wear and how we look but also by what we do online - with many of us using new media to share our views and beliefs. How can people create their digital identities and express themselves while keeping their unique personality safe online? To raise awareness about the importance of privacy and freedom of self-expression, Kaspersky and international techware brand KRAKATAU have launched a collection of garments that can be customized via an owner’s digital identity imprint – the Safe_expression collection.   According to recent Kaspersky research, 37% of millennials think that they are too boring to ever be the victim of cybercrime. However, analysis of several Darknet markets by Kaspersky experts shows that our data can be valuable not only for us but also for cybercriminals. Thus, among the most prized and desired data sold on these markets are selfies that are shared with documents, such as passports or drivers’ licenses (worth up to $40-60), medical records (up to $30), credit card details (up to $20), PayPal accounts (up to $500), and full ID information (up to $10). This information can be used for various malicious purposes, from using peoples’ data to receive money, to blackmailing them.   The internet and online services give us vast opportunities to share our views and connect with people around the world, and we need to make sure it is a safe place to express ourselves. Today, being an individual means being brave and bold with your opinions and the task of safely expressing ourselves becomes a non-trivial one. Kaspersky is committed to protecting people’s unique data and aims to create opportunities so people can express themselves safely.     The exclusive collection designed with KRAKATAU invites you to create a garment that shows off your unique personality and reveals how ready you are to protect your privacy. The clothing items are based on a person’s digital imprint. By simply answering a few questions from a special chat bot about your online behavior and privacy habits, you will receive your very own unique print. The print is crafted from unique algorithms that analyze users’ privacy concerns. The more a person is concerned about their privacy – the more complex or the more harmonious a print will be.     “Expressing individuality has always been important for people and today we have a lot more opportunities to do it digitally. We see how people can create a positive change in the world by sharing their stories and what they stand for. But it’s also important that our self-expression should also be safe as each one of us is unique and the data we share online is of exceptional value, making it crucial for us all to know how to protect it,” comments Andrew Winton, Vice President for Global Marketing at Kaspersky. “By creating this collection with KRAKATAU we want to talk about privacy and safety in a way that it can relate to fashion and simply explain how your self-expression can remain independent and protected.”   “What we especially liked about this collaboration idea is the creative Do It Yourself (DIY) element, where people can customize clothes to fit their personalities. What’s more, the customization is not based on people’s emotions but on how they use their devices and their digital habits, which is highly important in today's digital world. In the end, security has become the key theme of the collection – it demonstrates how you can keep your data safe online, while the clothing items from the collection protect you from harsh real-world weather conditions,” comments the KRAKATAU team.     The Safe_expression limited collection uses experimental technologies and features t-shirts, sweatshirts and jackets in contrasting black and neon green colors. The items in the collection are made of Repreve functional recycling insulation and membrane fabric with water-repellent coating. Each piece is complemented by minimalistic design marks and can activate the idea behind the collection, which is to create a personalized garment customized by your digital imprint in an online builder, via the brand's website https://krakatauwear.com/pages/safe-expression. Today, self-expression is not only about showing our individuality through the clothes we wear and how we look but also by what we do online - with many of us using new media to share our views and beliefs. How can people create their digital identities and express themselves while keeping their unique personality safe online? To raise awareness about the importance of privacy and freedom of self-expression, Kaspersky and international techware brand KRAKATAU have launched a collection of garments that can be customized via an owner’s digital identity imprint – the Safe_expression collection.   According to recent Kaspersky research, 37% of millennials think that they are too boring to ever be the victim of cybercrime. However, analysis of several Darknet markets by Kaspersky experts shows that our data can be valuable not only for us but also for cybercriminals. Thus, among the most prized and desired data sold on these markets are selfies that are shared with documents, such as passports or drivers’ licenses (worth up to $40-60), medical records (up to $30), credit card details (up to $20), PayPal accounts (up to $500), and full ID information (up to $10). This information can be used for various malicious purposes, from using peoples’ data to receive money, to blackmailing them.   The internet and online services give us vast opportunities to share our views and connect with people around the world, and we need to make sure it is a safe place to express ourselves. Today, being an individual means being brave and bold with your opinions and the task of safely expressing ourselves becomes a non-trivial one. Kaspersky is committed to protecting people’s unique data and aims to create opportunities so people can express themselves safely.     The exclusive collection designed with KRAKATAU invites you to create a garment that shows off your unique personality and reveals how ready you are to protect your privacy. The clothing items are based on a person’s digital imprint. By simply answering a few questions from a special chat bot about your online behavior and privacy habits, you will receive your very own unique print. The print is crafted from unique algorithms that analyze users’ privacy concerns. The more a person is concerned about their privacy – the more complex or the more harmonious a print will be.     “Expressing individuality has always been important for people and today we have a lot more opportunities to do it digitally. We see how people can create a positive change in the world by sharing their stories and what they stand for. But it’s also important that our self-expression should also be safe as each one of us is unique and the data we share online is of exceptional value, making it crucial for us all to know how to protect it,” comments Andrew Winton, Vice President for Global Marketing at Kaspersky. “By creating this collection with KRAKATAU we want to talk about privacy and safety in a way that it can relate to fashion and simply explain how your self-expression can remain independent and protected.”   “What we especially liked about this collaboration idea is the creative Do It Yourself (DIY) element, where people can customize clothes to fit their personalities. What’s more, the customization is not based on people’s emotions but on how they use their devices and their digital habits, which is highly important in today's digital world. In the end, security has become the key theme of the collection – it demonstrates how you can keep your data safe online, while the clothing items from the collection protect you from harsh real-world weather conditions,” comments the KRAKATAU team.     The Safe_expression limited collection uses experimental technologies and features t-shirts, sweatshirts and jackets in contrasting black and neon green colors. The items in the collection are made of Repreve functional recycling insulation and membrane fabric with water-repellent coating. Each piece is complemented by minimalistic design marks and can activate the idea behind the collection, which is to create a personalized garment customized by your digital imprint in an online builder, via the brand's website https://krakatauwear.com/pages/safe-expression.

SAINT LAURENT DENIM #YSL35 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
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SAINT LAURENT DENIM #YSL35 BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO

Fashion   Art Direction: Anthony Vaccarello Director: Gray Sorrenti Talents: Rosé, Yves Rohloff, Elise Van Iterson, Mika Schneider, Najib Abdi, Zso Varju, Vova Slivka     #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello   Art Direction: Anthony Vaccarello Director: Gray Sorrenti Talents: Rosé, Yves Rohloff, Elise Van Iterson, Mika Schneider, Najib Abdi, Zso Varju, Vova Slivka     #YSL #SaintLaurent #YvesSaintLaurent @anthonyvaccarello

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