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Moose Knuckles launches second round of 'Moose Knuckles gives a F*ck' global fundraising initiative
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Moose Knuckles launches second round of 'Moose Knuckles gives a F*ck' global fundraising initiative

Fashion International luxury outerwear brand Moose Knuckles is working with visual artists from around the world to create and sell one-of-a-kind jackets as part of a global initiative to raise funds for those suffering during the pandemic. The project is the latest in a series of global fundraising initiatives by Moose Knuckles to support the ongoing pandemic, including donating profits from online sales and creating masks for hospital workers.     With each artist using a white Moose Knuckles Lead Rider jacket as their canvas, the finished one-of-a-kind wearable artworks from round one’s NYC artists, has completely sold out. Next up are Paris and Milan.    The finished one-of-a-kind wearable artworks from the participating Paris Artists are now available to purchase through the MKGAF landing page on mooseknucklescanada.com and will retail for EU600 each, while the Milan Artists’ works will be available to purchase starting from July 7th.     The program will generate funds for the following local hospitals that have also been supported through net profit donations from the brand’s ecommerce sales during the pandemic: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Le Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), Montreal Jewish General Hospital Foundation, Montreal Les Hôpitaux de Paris (Paris’ Hospitals Corporation) San Raffaele Hospital, Milan Artists are currently being chosen in California and Canada to participate in the Moose Knuckles Gives a F**ck campaign and will be announced in the coming weeks.     #MKGAF   The YARD Agency - known for its ingenuity in connecting with the urban generation through its work across music, sports, and fashion–has helped the brand to identify 10 artists from different areas of Paris and will include creators such as Seas5, Kader Diaby, and Taqwa Bintali.     Acapulco - an international communication and brand strategy agency for luxury, fashion, lifestyle, art, culture and design industry leaders based in Milan - has selected 11 of the best local artists such as Giorgia Andreazza, RiffBlast, and Yuri Sata x Solomostry.     Just like New York City, they customized the Lead Rider Jacket, a top-of-the-line raincoat perfect for maneuvering through rainy spring weather, with the only creative guideline being that they embody “positivity in the face of the pandemic.” International luxury outerwear brand Moose Knuckles is working with visual artists from around the world to create and sell one-of-a-kind jackets as part of a global initiative to raise funds for those suffering during the pandemic. The project is the latest in a series of global fundraising initiatives by Moose Knuckles to support the ongoing pandemic, including donating profits from online sales and creating masks for hospital workers.     With each artist using a white Moose Knuckles Lead Rider jacket as their canvas, the finished one-of-a-kind wearable artworks from round one’s NYC artists, has completely sold out. Next up are Paris and Milan.    The finished one-of-a-kind wearable artworks from the participating Paris Artists are now available to purchase through the MKGAF landing page on mooseknucklescanada.com and will retail for EU600 each, while the Milan Artists’ works will be available to purchase starting from July 7th.     The program will generate funds for the following local hospitals that have also been supported through net profit donations from the brand’s ecommerce sales during the pandemic: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Le Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), Montreal Jewish General Hospital Foundation, Montreal Les Hôpitaux de Paris (Paris’ Hospitals Corporation) San Raffaele Hospital, Milan Artists are currently being chosen in California and Canada to participate in the Moose Knuckles Gives a F**ck campaign and will be announced in the coming weeks.     #MKGAF   The YARD Agency - known for its ingenuity in connecting with the urban generation through its work across music, sports, and fashion–has helped the brand to identify 10 artists from different areas of Paris and will include creators such as Seas5, Kader Diaby, and Taqwa Bintali.     Acapulco - an international communication and brand strategy agency for luxury, fashion, lifestyle, art, culture and design industry leaders based in Milan - has selected 11 of the best local artists such as Giorgia Andreazza, RiffBlast, and Yuri Sata x Solomostry.     Just like New York City, they customized the Lead Rider Jacket, a top-of-the-line raincoat perfect for maneuvering through rainy spring weather, with the only creative guideline being that they embody “positivity in the face of the pandemic.”

Transmotion by Iris Van Herpen
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Transmotion by Iris Van Herpen

Fashion Week Iris van Herpen presents the short film entitled 'Transmotion' in collaboration with Carice van Houten, as part of the digital Paris Haute Couture week on July 6 , 2020.   For many, the year 2020 will go down in history books to mark a poignant chapter in their lives. Amidst tension and turmoil, silence has been brewing; clearing the ground for a seed to be planted, an opportunity to incite new growth. In the right conditions, positive change can emerge to welcome first breath.     Iris van Herpen unveils the 'Transmotion' dress in the eponymous short film, featuring mesmeric muse and on-screen maven Carice van Houten. Like most, the past few months have seen Iris van Herpen operating closer to home. Paying homage to the brand's Dutch roots, the homegrown actress serves as both inspiration and collaborator, starring in the film that references the illusionary style of Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. The term transmotion not only depicts the process of change from one state, form, style or place to another, it is also the visionary perceptions of the seasons and the visual scenes of motion in art and literature. In parallel to Iris van Herpen's drive to visualise the invisible, her quest to question reality and urge to explore the realms of impossibility, the project aims to narrate the process that ushers change, to materialise an unconscious state of meditation.     The 'Transmotion' dress radiates in a diaphanous bloom of white silk organza, translucent layers pleated within the confines of an undulating form, tracing the fluid outline of the creation. Contrasted against the frailty of sheer petals, black branches of duchess satin were laser-cut, hand-stitched and form the central roots of the garment. Threads of inspiration for the graphic yet organic extensions derive from the intricate art of Ruth Asawa. This geometric lattice recalls humankind's inclination to tame nature. Beneath the surface, the branching also reveals the synonymity of mycorrhizal networks (the Wood Wide Web) and the symbiotic nature within human communities. Like fronds frozen in time, crystalline filaments sprout from the heart of the dress. Portraying delicate new life, black seed-like crystals punctuate the tip of each stamen-like strand.     The concept of the creation stems from the notion of growth and regeneration. The seemingly simple seed is the embodiment of life and the potential that comes with it. A seed embedded upside down in dirt still sees the seedling growing the right way up. The dress follows symmetry in both its axis and without context, indiscernible which way is up or down. Motion and fluidity involved in the formation of tessellations highlight the capacity to shift between negatives and positives. Amidst an era when polarising ideologies are heightened, the work reflects upon the nature of perception.     Optics is the study of sight and the behaviour of light, or the properties of transmission, deflection and radiation. Optics is also defined as the way an event or course of action is perceived by the public. Refracted light illuminates the film, igniting a movement for growth. Resembling iridescent flames, pulsating lights and dappled shadows caress Carice van Houten. The facets of perception oscillate between blur and clarity.     Intertwining craftsmanship and innovation, the project is rooted in dichotomy and duality. In line with Iris van Herpen's continuous pursuit to traverse the organic and the synthetic, the film explores the relationship between structure and fluidity. Within nature and societal terms, exist a paradox in how chaos can forge harmony, how destruction can enable regeneration. The process of metamorphosis at its peak is muddled and turbulent. This pertinence extends to the interdependency of the exterior and the interior. In recent times, individuals and communities alike have taken the form of digits on weights and measures. The connection between vigour of physicality and soundness of mind have become especially apparent; mirrored in highlighting how minute actions of individuals are integral to sustain the fabric of society. With bated breath, scales tip between fragility and resilience.     A breath can fan the winds of change, spurring the dispersal of seeds. The film sheds light on the polarisation within our society and the need to sow a catalyst for change. 'Transmotion' follows the process of a germinating first seed, that through nurture, may break ground and bloom into a better world. Iris van Herpen presents the short film entitled 'Transmotion' in collaboration with Carice van Houten, as part of the digital Paris Haute Couture week on July 6 , 2020.   For many, the year 2020 will go down in history books to mark a poignant chapter in their lives. Amidst tension and turmoil, silence has been brewing; clearing the ground for a seed to be planted, an opportunity to incite new growth. In the right conditions, positive change can emerge to welcome first breath.     Iris van Herpen unveils the 'Transmotion' dress in the eponymous short film, featuring mesmeric muse and on-screen maven Carice van Houten. Like most, the past few months have seen Iris van Herpen operating closer to home. Paying homage to the brand's Dutch roots, the homegrown actress serves as both inspiration and collaborator, starring in the film that references the illusionary style of Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. The term transmotion not only depicts the process of change from one state, form, style or place to another, it is also the visionary perceptions of the seasons and the visual scenes of motion in art and literature. In parallel to Iris van Herpen's drive to visualise the invisible, her quest to question reality and urge to explore the realms of impossibility, the project aims to narrate the process that ushers change, to materialise an unconscious state of meditation.     The 'Transmotion' dress radiates in a diaphanous bloom of white silk organza, translucent layers pleated within the confines of an undulating form, tracing the fluid outline of the creation. Contrasted against the frailty of sheer petals, black branches of duchess satin were laser-cut, hand-stitched and form the central roots of the garment. Threads of inspiration for the graphic yet organic extensions derive from the intricate art of Ruth Asawa. This geometric lattice recalls humankind's inclination to tame nature. Beneath the surface, the branching also reveals the synonymity of mycorrhizal networks (the Wood Wide Web) and the symbiotic nature within human communities. Like fronds frozen in time, crystalline filaments sprout from the heart of the dress. Portraying delicate new life, black seed-like crystals punctuate the tip of each stamen-like strand.     The concept of the creation stems from the notion of growth and regeneration. The seemingly simple seed is the embodiment of life and the potential that comes with it. A seed embedded upside down in dirt still sees the seedling growing the right way up. The dress follows symmetry in both its axis and without context, indiscernible which way is up or down. Motion and fluidity involved in the formation of tessellations highlight the capacity to shift between negatives and positives. Amidst an era when polarising ideologies are heightened, the work reflects upon the nature of perception.     Optics is the study of sight and the behaviour of light, or the properties of transmission, deflection and radiation. Optics is also defined as the way an event or course of action is perceived by the public. Refracted light illuminates the film, igniting a movement for growth. Resembling iridescent flames, pulsating lights and dappled shadows caress Carice van Houten. The facets of perception oscillate between blur and clarity.     Intertwining craftsmanship and innovation, the project is rooted in dichotomy and duality. In line with Iris van Herpen's continuous pursuit to traverse the organic and the synthetic, the film explores the relationship between structure and fluidity. Within nature and societal terms, exist a paradox in how chaos can forge harmony, how destruction can enable regeneration. The process of metamorphosis at its peak is muddled and turbulent. This pertinence extends to the interdependency of the exterior and the interior. In recent times, individuals and communities alike have taken the form of digits on weights and measures. The connection between vigour of physicality and soundness of mind have become especially apparent; mirrored in highlighting how minute actions of individuals are integral to sustain the fabric of society. With bated breath, scales tip between fragility and resilience.     A breath can fan the winds of change, spurring the dispersal of seeds. The film sheds light on the polarisation within our society and the need to sow a catalyst for change. 'Transmotion' follows the process of a germinating first seed, that through nurture, may break ground and bloom into a better world.

DIOR PRESENTS ITS AUTUMN-WINTER 2020-2021  HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION
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DIOR PRESENTS ITS AUTUMN-WINTER 2020-2021 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

Fashion Week The autumn-winter 2020-2021 haute couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri was exclusively revealed online, at the heart of a magical film entitled Le Mythe Dior, directed especially for the House by Matteo Garrone, the emblematic Italian filmmaker who recently signed Pinocchio.     The Atelier’s virtuoso miniature creations come to life as if by magic, traveling through a dreamlike, fantasy universe. Embodying a veritable alchemy of the Dior dream, mythology and the silver screen, this moment of enchantment pays homage to the Théâtre de la mode, a unique event initiated in 1945 to promote French couture around the world, and Paris, more than ever, as the unrivaled capital of haute couture. Luxury being above all about the beauty of gesture, imbued with emotion and joie de vivre, it was essential and symbolic for the Creative Director of Dior women’s collections to in turn perpetuate and reinvent, during these unprecedented times, a spirit of freedom and renewal in the name of the creative energy passed down by Monsieur Dior.      It represents a major feat for Dior’s petites mains, who gamely rose to the challenge of executing miniature tailoring, involving an infinitely rigorous and passionate dialogue with a range of precious savoir-faire skills. The spellbinding collection highlights the noble character of the artisanal poetry that sculpted, shaped, embroidered and sublimated these exceptional creations. In creating these thirty-seven captivating silhouettes, Maria Grazia Chiuri wished to celebrate the work and the journeys of five indomitable, magnificently inspiring figures of the Surrealist movement: Lee Miller, Dora Maar, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington and Jacqueline Lamba. Each one a visionary, these audacious personalities transcended their role as “muse” by affirming their vocations as artists of dazzling talent. The autumn-winter 2020-2021 haute couture collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri was exclusively revealed online, at the heart of a magical film entitled Le Mythe Dior, directed especially for the House by Matteo Garrone, the emblematic Italian filmmaker who recently signed Pinocchio.     The Atelier’s virtuoso miniature creations come to life as if by magic, traveling through a dreamlike, fantasy universe. Embodying a veritable alchemy of the Dior dream, mythology and the silver screen, this moment of enchantment pays homage to the Théâtre de la mode, a unique event initiated in 1945 to promote French couture around the world, and Paris, more than ever, as the unrivaled capital of haute couture. Luxury being above all about the beauty of gesture, imbued with emotion and joie de vivre, it was essential and symbolic for the Creative Director of Dior women’s collections to in turn perpetuate and reinvent, during these unprecedented times, a spirit of freedom and renewal in the name of the creative energy passed down by Monsieur Dior.      It represents a major feat for Dior’s petites mains, who gamely rose to the challenge of executing miniature tailoring, involving an infinitely rigorous and passionate dialogue with a range of precious savoir-faire skills. The spellbinding collection highlights the noble character of the artisanal poetry that sculpted, shaped, embroidered and sublimated these exceptional creations. In creating these thirty-seven captivating silhouettes, Maria Grazia Chiuri wished to celebrate the work and the journeys of five indomitable, magnificently inspiring figures of the Surrealist movement: Lee Miller, Dora Maar, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington and Jacqueline Lamba. Each one a visionary, these audacious personalities transcended their role as “muse” by affirming their vocations as artists of dazzling talent.

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Ninamounah 006
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Ninamounah 006

Fashion Collection 006 : The Nest. A look at our most intimate surroundings.     For SS21 we looked inwards. Melting together deadstock materials and recalibrated signature silhouettes. Born from a moment of stillness and reassessment, our new collection comes from a feeling of hope for a bright, new future.   Photo @michael_smits Art direction @ferdisibbel Hair @latoyavelberg Make up @janfuite Talent @veronikaqbaron @metropolitanmodelsgroup Collection 006 : The Nest. A look at our most intimate surroundings.     For SS21 we looked inwards. Melting together deadstock materials and recalibrated signature silhouettes. Born from a moment of stillness and reassessment, our new collection comes from a feeling of hope for a bright, new future.   Photo @michael_smits Art direction @ferdisibbel Hair @latoyavelberg Make up @janfuite Talent @veronikaqbaron @metropolitanmodelsgroup

MR PORTER presents Gone Surfin'
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MR PORTER presents Gone Surfin'

Men MR PORTER, the award-winning global online retail destination for men’s style, is pleased to announce the launch of Gone Surfin’, a series of exclusive capsule collections that honour and nod to the rich history and tradition of surf culture across the globe.     Launching 6 July, Gone Surfin’, features 15 brands with 171 exclusive pieces of clothing, shoes, accessories and lifestyle items from ahnah, Birdwell, Faherty, Go Barefoot, James Perse, Miansai, Mollusk, Noon Goons, Outerknown, Peyote Bird, Pilgrim Surf + Supply, Reyn Spooner, Saturdays NYC, Sonic Editions, and The Elder Statesman. The series of capsules are rounded out with a curated selection of natural skin care product from Salt & Stone, as well as Mr Laird Hamilton’s book, Fuel Up.     Each collaborator has tapped into their own unique take on the surfer style and spirit, and together, they compriseMR PORTER’s nod to the ritualistic sport and defining subculture.     “In our celebration of surf culture, we collaborated with an expansive and defining group of surf-minded partners, each with their own unique voice, history and engagement with the surfing lifestyle. The collection is wide- ranging and the appeal is universal; both for our customers who are surf zealots through to those whole like toembrace the casual style.” Mr Sam Kershaw, Buying Director, MR PORTER     MR PORTER will launch Gone Surfin’ with a global creative campaign featuring South African surfer Mr Mikey February. MR PORTER will also launch a series of dedicated editorial and social content across our online magazine The Journal and social media platforms. The Gone Surfin’ capsule collections will range in price from£5/€5/$5 - £1,005/€1,145/$1,045 MR PORTER, the award-winning global online retail destination for men’s style, is pleased to announce the launch of Gone Surfin’, a series of exclusive capsule collections that honour and nod to the rich history and tradition of surf culture across the globe.     Launching 6 July, Gone Surfin’, features 15 brands with 171 exclusive pieces of clothing, shoes, accessories and lifestyle items from ahnah, Birdwell, Faherty, Go Barefoot, James Perse, Miansai, Mollusk, Noon Goons, Outerknown, Peyote Bird, Pilgrim Surf + Supply, Reyn Spooner, Saturdays NYC, Sonic Editions, and The Elder Statesman. The series of capsules are rounded out with a curated selection of natural skin care product from Salt & Stone, as well as Mr Laird Hamilton’s book, Fuel Up.     Each collaborator has tapped into their own unique take on the surfer style and spirit, and together, they compriseMR PORTER’s nod to the ritualistic sport and defining subculture.     “In our celebration of surf culture, we collaborated with an expansive and defining group of surf-minded partners, each with their own unique voice, history and engagement with the surfing lifestyle. The collection is wide- ranging and the appeal is universal; both for our customers who are surf zealots through to those whole like toembrace the casual style.” Mr Sam Kershaw, Buying Director, MR PORTER     MR PORTER will launch Gone Surfin’ with a global creative campaign featuring South African surfer Mr Mikey February. MR PORTER will also launch a series of dedicated editorial and social content across our online magazine The Journal and social media platforms. The Gone Surfin’ capsule collections will range in price from£5/€5/$5 - £1,005/€1,145/$1,045

In conversation with Harlow Rose Monroe
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In conversation with Harlow Rose Monroe

Fashion Exclusive interview with the face of Diesel's latest cmapaign Harlow Rose Monroe.   Who are you  and what is your profession?    My name is Harlow, I am originally from Calgary, one of the major cities in Canada), and I now live on the coast in the UK. I transitioned 6 years ago as of July 2020, and i am proud to be a transgender wome. I got discovered in 2017 by my amazing manager Chantale Nadeau and I started modelling (professionally) at the beginning of 2018.  I'm a living mannequin essentially; I get to transform into all these different characters and play dress up all day, its great! The other half is like marketing myself to clients, people in the fashion industry, and to the public. There's definitely a lot more that goes into it but that’s some of the basics.       How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?    As awful as this virus is, I’d like to think it'll have a positive effect on the industry. In the short term it'll definitely slow everything down a bit. We all have to protect ourselves and others around us. As things start to return to normal there's still going to be a lot of social distancing and regulations that we have to follow to keep everyone safe. Just the way we do things is going to be really different, there are usually so many people on set to shoot a campaign or an editorial but we will have to adjust to having fewer people and take on more ourselves. Models, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists, assistants, clients, and many others work really closely together, so we will have to find new ways to execute our jobs for the final product we as a team produce. I hope that the slowdown of the fashion industry continues into the long term. By slowing down, it gives designers and fashion houses more time to produce well thought out collections, and really gives them a chance to be more creative and explore their creativity. The same goes for how brands will advertise their products. They would have more time to come up with good concepts and how they’ll execute them. I think it's really important for the industry to slow down as we need to stop producing so much waist.  I think it has become very apparent to people within and outside of the fashion industry that we all need to do better. More than ever people are being more tactile with their shopping habits, they are buying more used and vintage clothes as well as only buying what they need. people want more quality pieces that will stand the test of time, I feel like people are shifting towards a more sustainable way of shopping and I think this pandemic in a way will force the industry to reflect that. People want to see the industry change; they want to see the industry reflect their shopping habits and their beliefs. a good way to do that is to slow down and stop producing so much.      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?    I've spent most of my time in quarantine just hanging out with my boyfriend, renovating our house, cooking, watching Netflix and just being creative. I am extremely thankful that I am still able to create, I've mainly been experimenting with photography, mostly of myself but have managed to create some cool photos with just my phone and a few apps. I have sketched a bit as well but really wish I had my sewing machine as I have so much time on my hands it would be great to make some clothes again.       What does PRIDE mean to you?     To me it’s a time to celebrate and remember where we’ve come from, the hard ships we have faced as a community and how far we have come, and to stand and fight for our freedom to continue to have the rights we do have and to further the rights we deserve. Pride is a statement, we are saying that we are not afraid, we are proud, and we are here to stay. Pride is so important because it allows the LGBTQ+ community to come together globally, it helps us share our knowledge, story's and lift each other up. It's our time to feel heard and validated in a world where we still don’t have equality for all people.        What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   The best way to describe my daily beauty routine is simple. I don’t like to use too many products because my skin doesn't like it, but I also just want a few solid products that work really well for me, I like to keep it simple. Skin care is where I spend most of my time in my beauty routine. I actually use a lot of CeraVe products because they work really well, and it’s a bonus that they are quite inexpensive. For me I'd say the four products I can't go without are the foaming cleanser and the moisturizing lotion and cream from CeraVe and Cosrx’s BHA blackhead power liquid. After my skin care, I'm pretty much done, depending on what I'm doing I'll wear light makeup, and I'll just let my hair do its thing. When I was growing up, I was doing full on drag every day, so I've really come to appreciate simplicity.      What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   By far the coolest thing I've learnt in quarantine is how to surf, I'm still learning as this is only recently become a hobby. The past few weeks the beaches where I live have reopened so I've been spending a good amount of time in the ocean, still social distancing of course. I've been very lucky to haave such a great boyfriend who is willing to teach me.       Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   well I mentioned this earlier during the interview but I don't think a lot of people know this about me unless they know me from back home in Calgary. when I got to the point when I stopped caring about what others had to say and got sick of people telling me who i could and couldn't be, and how I should express myself I had like an explosion of creativity and fearlessness. I was still trying to figure out who I was but I finally had the power within myself to explore my gender identity to the fullest. I did that through drag, for years I would wake up early spend at least three hours getting ready every day. it was an EXTREAM look but I felt so powerful. drag is such an amazing thing, it really allows you to find something within yourself and just own it and not give a damn what anyone has to say about it.       What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   One hundred percent the first place I'd travel to is Calgary to visit my family. I was planning on visiting them just as lockdown started so sadly, I had to cancel my trip.             What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    it would have to be a song from the new Landy Gaga album Chromatica, it's hard to choose because there's like at least four songs I'm obsessed with on the album, but it would have to be Alice or Rain On Me. I honestly love this album so much because it brings me joy, it has such a good upbeat vibe that just really makes you want to dance. It's definitely something I think we all need in these dark times.  i do actually have a playlist to share, its one I created awhile back. it's called French Vanilla Fantasy, I'm still adding to it all the time, but it has a lot of good throwback songs. It's really nostalgic for me, it's a lot of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé, X Tina, Paris Hilton, all those iconic pop queens. You can follow me on apple music @harlowrosemonroe and listen to the playlist.      What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?     The first thing I like to do when I wake up in the morning is make myself a cup of tea, then get back in bed and decide what I am going to do first. tea in bed is the best way to start any day! the last thing i like to do before bed is doing my night time skin care routine then snuggle up with my boyfriend.     How did the collaboration with Diesel arise? What is the feeling like for being a part of something so great?    I guess it first started like any other job really, my agency came to me with the opportunity, asked me how I felt about it and then a few days later i had a zoom meeting with Francois Rousselet the director. we talked about the project and my relation to the character, and we discussed what we hopped for this project and shared our excitement for it. a few days after that meeting I got the good news from my agency. I honestly have so many feelings in relation to this film, I am absolutely honoured to be a part of it and that Diesel wanted to create something like this and wanted me to be a part of it is truly such an amazing feeling. it was all around a wonderful experience with an amazing end result.      What does it mean to your community that you are a part of the campaign? And what is your message to them (us).    I'd like to think it means a lot. I can really only speak from my own point of view but there's something that just feels so different about this. like that things are really shifting. it's really nice to see such an iconic brand tell a story like this and share it with the world. It's nice to see the story of a trans person that doesn't involve struggle or oppression, it's nice to see a trans person who can accomplish a dream and live a happy and fulfilling life. I think it's great to share these positive story's because it gives our people and our communities hope that we can achieve what in some cases is still considered unachievable.  my message is we can do and be whoever we want to be, nothing should stand in our way of being who we are. all of us are beautiful in our own way and we should celebrate that. the best thing you can do to live a happy life is to celebrate yourself for who you really are, because you are beautiful and you deserve to be happy and free. spread love and kindness and stand up for equality because we all matter just as much as one another. Exclusive interview with the face of Diesel's latest cmapaign Harlow Rose Monroe.   Who are you  and what is your profession?    My name is Harlow, I am originally from Calgary, one of the major cities in Canada), and I now live on the coast in the UK. I transitioned 6 years ago as of July 2020, and i am proud to be a transgender wome. I got discovered in 2017 by my amazing manager Chantale Nadeau and I started modelling (professionally) at the beginning of 2018.  I'm a living mannequin essentially; I get to transform into all these different characters and play dress up all day, its great! The other half is like marketing myself to clients, people in the fashion industry, and to the public. There's definitely a lot more that goes into it but that’s some of the basics.       How do you think Covid-19 will affect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion?    As awful as this virus is, I’d like to think it'll have a positive effect on the industry. In the short term it'll definitely slow everything down a bit. We all have to protect ourselves and others around us. As things start to return to normal there's still going to be a lot of social distancing and regulations that we have to follow to keep everyone safe. Just the way we do things is going to be really different, there are usually so many people on set to shoot a campaign or an editorial but we will have to adjust to having fewer people and take on more ourselves. Models, photographers, stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists, assistants, clients, and many others work really closely together, so we will have to find new ways to execute our jobs for the final product we as a team produce. I hope that the slowdown of the fashion industry continues into the long term. By slowing down, it gives designers and fashion houses more time to produce well thought out collections, and really gives them a chance to be more creative and explore their creativity. The same goes for how brands will advertise their products. They would have more time to come up with good concepts and how they’ll execute them. I think it's really important for the industry to slow down as we need to stop producing so much waist.  I think it has become very apparent to people within and outside of the fashion industry that we all need to do better. More than ever people are being more tactile with their shopping habits, they are buying more used and vintage clothes as well as only buying what they need. people want more quality pieces that will stand the test of time, I feel like people are shifting towards a more sustainable way of shopping and I think this pandemic in a way will force the industry to reflect that. People want to see the industry change; they want to see the industry reflect their shopping habits and their beliefs. a good way to do that is to slow down and stop producing so much.      How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?    I've spent most of my time in quarantine just hanging out with my boyfriend, renovating our house, cooking, watching Netflix and just being creative. I am extremely thankful that I am still able to create, I've mainly been experimenting with photography, mostly of myself but have managed to create some cool photos with just my phone and a few apps. I have sketched a bit as well but really wish I had my sewing machine as I have so much time on my hands it would be great to make some clothes again.       What does PRIDE mean to you?     To me it’s a time to celebrate and remember where we’ve come from, the hard ships we have faced as a community and how far we have come, and to stand and fight for our freedom to continue to have the rights we do have and to further the rights we deserve. Pride is a statement, we are saying that we are not afraid, we are proud, and we are here to stay. Pride is so important because it allows the LGBTQ+ community to come together globally, it helps us share our knowledge, story's and lift each other up. It's our time to feel heard and validated in a world where we still don’t have equality for all people.        What is your daily beauty routine like? And what beauty products you cannot go without?   The best way to describe my daily beauty routine is simple. I don’t like to use too many products because my skin doesn't like it, but I also just want a few solid products that work really well for me, I like to keep it simple. Skin care is where I spend most of my time in my beauty routine. I actually use a lot of CeraVe products because they work really well, and it’s a bonus that they are quite inexpensive. For me I'd say the four products I can't go without are the foaming cleanser and the moisturizing lotion and cream from CeraVe and Cosrx’s BHA blackhead power liquid. After my skin care, I'm pretty much done, depending on what I'm doing I'll wear light makeup, and I'll just let my hair do its thing. When I was growing up, I was doing full on drag every day, so I've really come to appreciate simplicity.      What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined and how did you learn it?   By far the coolest thing I've learnt in quarantine is how to surf, I'm still learning as this is only recently become a hobby. The past few weeks the beaches where I live have reopened so I've been spending a good amount of time in the ocean, still social distancing of course. I've been very lucky to haave such a great boyfriend who is willing to teach me.       Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume.   well I mentioned this earlier during the interview but I don't think a lot of people know this about me unless they know me from back home in Calgary. when I got to the point when I stopped caring about what others had to say and got sick of people telling me who i could and couldn't be, and how I should express myself I had like an explosion of creativity and fearlessness. I was still trying to figure out who I was but I finally had the power within myself to explore my gender identity to the fullest. I did that through drag, for years I would wake up early spend at least three hours getting ready every day. it was an EXTREAM look but I felt so powerful. drag is such an amazing thing, it really allows you to find something within yourself and just own it and not give a damn what anyone has to say about it.       What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes and why there?   One hundred percent the first place I'd travel to is Calgary to visit my family. I was planning on visiting them just as lockdown started so sadly, I had to cancel my trip.             What is your favorite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?    it would have to be a song from the new Landy Gaga album Chromatica, it's hard to choose because there's like at least four songs I'm obsessed with on the album, but it would have to be Alice or Rain On Me. I honestly love this album so much because it brings me joy, it has such a good upbeat vibe that just really makes you want to dance. It's definitely something I think we all need in these dark times.  i do actually have a playlist to share, its one I created awhile back. it's called French Vanilla Fantasy, I'm still adding to it all the time, but it has a lot of good throwback songs. It's really nostalgic for me, it's a lot of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé, X Tina, Paris Hilton, all those iconic pop queens. You can follow me on apple music @harlowrosemonroe and listen to the playlist.      What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?     The first thing I like to do when I wake up in the morning is make myself a cup of tea, then get back in bed and decide what I am going to do first. tea in bed is the best way to start any day! the last thing i like to do before bed is doing my night time skin care routine then snuggle up with my boyfriend.     How did the collaboration with Diesel arise? What is the feeling like for being a part of something so great?    I guess it first started like any other job really, my agency came to me with the opportunity, asked me how I felt about it and then a few days later i had a zoom meeting with Francois Rousselet the director. we talked about the project and my relation to the character, and we discussed what we hopped for this project and shared our excitement for it. a few days after that meeting I got the good news from my agency. I honestly have so many feelings in relation to this film, I am absolutely honoured to be a part of it and that Diesel wanted to create something like this and wanted me to be a part of it is truly such an amazing feeling. it was all around a wonderful experience with an amazing end result.      What does it mean to your community that you are a part of the campaign? And what is your message to them (us).    I'd like to think it means a lot. I can really only speak from my own point of view but there's something that just feels so different about this. like that things are really shifting. it's really nice to see such an iconic brand tell a story like this and share it with the world. It's nice to see the story of a trans person that doesn't involve struggle or oppression, it's nice to see a trans person who can accomplish a dream and live a happy and fulfilling life. I think it's great to share these positive story's because it gives our people and our communities hope that we can achieve what in some cases is still considered unachievable.  my message is we can do and be whoever we want to be, nothing should stand in our way of being who we are. all of us are beautiful in our own way and we should celebrate that. the best thing you can do to live a happy life is to celebrate yourself for who you really are, because you are beautiful and you deserve to be happy and free. spread love and kindness and stand up for equality because we all matter just as much as one another.

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2020
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Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2020

Men Heritage McQueen, sharp lines, signature shoulders and the ongoing alignment between Alexander McQueen menswear and womenswear.   Authentic fabrics are cut and spliced across tailoring; precise suiting features slashed seams. A reinvention of signature exploded floral embroideries and of delicate white work seen through the lens of an inspiration trip to Scotland.   A continuing exploration of indigenous wildlife and the Scottish arts and crafts movement.     Heritage McQueen, sharp lines, signature shoulders and the ongoing alignment between Alexander McQueen menswear and womenswear.   Authentic fabrics are cut and spliced across tailoring; precise suiting features slashed seams. A reinvention of signature exploded floral embroideries and of delicate white work seen through the lens of an inspiration trip to Scotland.   A continuing exploration of indigenous wildlife and the Scottish arts and crafts movement.    

TOMMY HILFIGER DROPS COLLABORATIVE CAPSULE WITH ICONIC STREETWEAR BRAND AAPE BY *A BATHING APE
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TOMMY HILFIGER DROPS COLLABORATIVE CAPSULE WITH ICONIC STREETWEAR BRAND AAPE BY *A BATHING APE

Fashion Tommy Hilfiger, announces its first TOMMY JEANS X AAPE BY *A BATHING APE® collaborative capsule with the popular Japanese label. Drawing inspiration from ’90s street style, the modern icons have joined forces to create a menswear capsule of fresh polos, denim jackets, T-shirts, footwear, accessories and more. The TOMMY JEANS X AAPE BY *A BATHING APE® line will drop on tommy.com, in AAPE BY *A BATHING APE® stores, TOMMY JEANS stores in Shanghai and Tokyo, and through select wholesale partners on July 11, 2020.     In keeping with the TOMMY JEANS spirit, the TOMMY JEANS X AAPE BY *A BATHING APE® collaborative capsule fuses the American brand’s signature red, white and blue color palette with AAPE’s ‘Moon Face’ logo and distinctive camouflage pattern. Building on TOMMY JEANS’ music heritage, the collection draws from ’90s hip-hop and street style culture, highlighting oversized silhouettes across denim jackets, T-shirts, polo shirts and shorts. Chunky-soled, color-blocked sneakers and caps featuring the hybrid TOMMY JEANS X AAPE BY *A BATHING APE® flag logocomplement the capsule’s uniquely edgy pieces.     Fans are invited to follow @TommyJeans to join the growing TOMMY JEANS community. In line with the label’s music-inspired heritage, the @TommyJeans Instagram account will be delivering 24/7 experimental content and pushing the boundaries as a destination for fashion authenticity, self-expression and exchange. Join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger, @TommyHilfiger, #TommyJeans, @TommyJeans and #TommyJeansXAAPE.           Tommy Hilfiger, announces its first TOMMY JEANS X AAPE BY *A BATHING APE® collaborative capsule with the popular Japanese label. Drawing inspiration from ’90s street style, the modern icons have joined forces to create a menswear capsule of fresh polos, denim jackets, T-shirts, footwear, accessories and more. The TOMMY JEANS X AAPE BY *A BATHING APE® line will drop on tommy.com, in AAPE BY *A BATHING APE® stores, TOMMY JEANS stores in Shanghai and Tokyo, and through select wholesale partners on July 11, 2020.     In keeping with the TOMMY JEANS spirit, the TOMMY JEANS X AAPE BY *A BATHING APE® collaborative capsule fuses the American brand’s signature red, white and blue color palette with AAPE’s ‘Moon Face’ logo and distinctive camouflage pattern. Building on TOMMY JEANS’ music heritage, the collection draws from ’90s hip-hop and street style culture, highlighting oversized silhouettes across denim jackets, T-shirts, polo shirts and shorts. Chunky-soled, color-blocked sneakers and caps featuring the hybrid TOMMY JEANS X AAPE BY *A BATHING APE® flag logocomplement the capsule’s uniquely edgy pieces.     Fans are invited to follow @TommyJeans to join the growing TOMMY JEANS community. In line with the label’s music-inspired heritage, the @TommyJeans Instagram account will be delivering 24/7 experimental content and pushing the boundaries as a destination for fashion authenticity, self-expression and exchange. Join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger, @TommyHilfiger, #TommyJeans, @TommyJeans and #TommyJeansXAAPE.          

Calvin Klein drops the new swimwear collection
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Calvin Klein drops the new swimwear collection

Fashion The summer temperatures draw us to the water. The perfect time for a new CALVIN KLEIN SWIMWEAR collection drop. This drop was shot with Bella Hadid, Solange van Doorn, Conor Fay and Malika El Masiouhi, by photographer Charlotte Wales. A swimwear collection that fits perfectly on your skin. The collection consists of multiple lines, each with their own characteristic features, for all body types.   There is a perfect-fit bathing suit or bikini for every woman, from curvy to petit. The quick-drying swim trunks for men have striking graphic logo branding and impressive, energetic color combinations. The styles range from sporty and classic to seductive and playful, with innovative lines that provide comfort for the beach and pool.     This season’s swimwear pieces feature bold designs and innovative technology. With a focus on striking details like bold logo taping, the dual-gender Core Monotape styles build on classic swimwear silhouettes. Core styles include women’s one-piece, bikini, and men’s trunks with ‘CALVIN KLEIN’ repeat logo taping down sides and waistbands.     The Black Feature collection focuses on premium fabrications and luxury design details to establish CALVIN KLEIN as the destination for premiumswimwear. This season’s offering includes black one- piece suits and wide logo waistbands combined with high shine fabrics for an elevated, streamlined silhouette.     The CK Wave collection feature new, playful design details in a recycled polyester blend fabric. Brightly colored onepiece, bikini, and trunks are embellished with colorful graphic prints of palm trees and neon text.      CK Curve is an evolution of the shaping, smoothing swimwear launched last Spring. The collection features strong logo graphics and body-accentuating designs for a wide range of fits.      Intense Power uses bold graphic logo branding and impactful, energetic color combinations in men’s and women’s offerings. While Core Offset provides men’s trunks made from an allover perforated fabric that is lightweight and fast drying.     The CALVIN KLEIN SWIMWEAR collection is now available at www.calvinklein.nl The summer temperatures draw us to the water. The perfect time for a new CALVIN KLEIN SWIMWEAR collection drop. This drop was shot with Bella Hadid, Solange van Doorn, Conor Fay and Malika El Masiouhi, by photographer Charlotte Wales. A swimwear collection that fits perfectly on your skin. The collection consists of multiple lines, each with their own characteristic features, for all body types.   There is a perfect-fit bathing suit or bikini for every woman, from curvy to petit. The quick-drying swim trunks for men have striking graphic logo branding and impressive, energetic color combinations. The styles range from sporty and classic to seductive and playful, with innovative lines that provide comfort for the beach and pool.     This season’s swimwear pieces feature bold designs and innovative technology. With a focus on striking details like bold logo taping, the dual-gender Core Monotape styles build on classic swimwear silhouettes. Core styles include women’s one-piece, bikini, and men’s trunks with ‘CALVIN KLEIN’ repeat logo taping down sides and waistbands.     The Black Feature collection focuses on premium fabrications and luxury design details to establish CALVIN KLEIN as the destination for premiumswimwear. This season’s offering includes black one- piece suits and wide logo waistbands combined with high shine fabrics for an elevated, streamlined silhouette.     The CK Wave collection feature new, playful design details in a recycled polyester blend fabric. Brightly colored onepiece, bikini, and trunks are embellished with colorful graphic prints of palm trees and neon text.      CK Curve is an evolution of the shaping, smoothing swimwear launched last Spring. The collection features strong logo graphics and body-accentuating designs for a wide range of fits.      Intense Power uses bold graphic logo branding and impactful, energetic color combinations in men’s and women’s offerings. While Core Offset provides men’s trunks made from an allover perforated fabric that is lightweight and fast drying.     The CALVIN KLEIN SWIMWEAR collection is now available at www.calvinklein.nl

Daniëlle Cathari: The Krul, First Memories of the Flourish of Approval
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Daniëlle Cathari: The Krul, First Memories of the Flourish of Approval

Fashion   With the Daniëlle Cathari Spring/Summer ‘20 collection, Cathari introduced her collaboration with Dutch artist Nazif Lopulissa, which was focused on the ‘Krul’, standing for the “flourish or approval”. The ‘Krul’, which is a typical Dutch symbol used when doing something right or to check something off the list, was inspired and drawn from Cathari’s personal experiences and moments within.     When starting with this concept, Cathari came across the works of Nazif, got inspired and felt related to his choice of colors, materials and shapes; it was an instant match. The collaboration resulted in not only artworks for the clothing, it also marked the first multidisciplinary product for the brand with the ‘Krul’ art object.     To highlight the ‘Krul’, Daniëlle Cathari collaborated with Dutch director Daan van Citters to bring the object into visualization through a conceptual video. Told through different stories by individuals in their personal environments, the video focuses on a nostalgic feeling and the first memories of the typical Dutch symbol.     The multifunctional ‘Krul’ art object is available to purchase at daniellecathari.com.     Credits: Creative Director: Daniëlle Cathari Director: Daan van Citters DOP: Milan van Dril Music: Joris Titawano Artist collaborator: Nazif Lopulissa   Special thanks to Britta Flinterman, Gijs Bouwens, Vera van Erp, Boudine Ottevanger and Malou Wüstefeld.       watch the full video here: https://vimeo.com/431749774     With the Daniëlle Cathari Spring/Summer ‘20 collection, Cathari introduced her collaboration with Dutch artist Nazif Lopulissa, which was focused on the ‘Krul’, standing for the “flourish or approval”. The ‘Krul’, which is a typical Dutch symbol used when doing something right or to check something off the list, was inspired and drawn from Cathari’s personal experiences and moments within.     When starting with this concept, Cathari came across the works of Nazif, got inspired and felt related to his choice of colors, materials and shapes; it was an instant match. The collaboration resulted in not only artworks for the clothing, it also marked the first multidisciplinary product for the brand with the ‘Krul’ art object.     To highlight the ‘Krul’, Daniëlle Cathari collaborated with Dutch director Daan van Citters to bring the object into visualization through a conceptual video. Told through different stories by individuals in their personal environments, the video focuses on a nostalgic feeling and the first memories of the typical Dutch symbol.     The multifunctional ‘Krul’ art object is available to purchase at daniellecathari.com.     Credits: Creative Director: Daniëlle Cathari Director: Daan van Citters DOP: Milan van Dril Music: Joris Titawano Artist collaborator: Nazif Lopulissa   Special thanks to Britta Flinterman, Gijs Bouwens, Vera van Erp, Boudine Ottevanger and Malou Wüstefeld.       watch the full video here: https://vimeo.com/431749774  

Exclusive Editorial "Eclipse"
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Exclusive Editorial "Eclipse"

Fashion Exclusive new editorial "Eclipse" captured by Daniel Archer.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer: Daniel Archer Stylist: Paku Sukuda Model: Caren Jepkemei @ Titanium Managment Hair & Makeup: Kentaro Kondo Producer: Giorgio Tsintoukidis-Dirkx Exclusive new editorial "Eclipse" captured by Daniel Archer.     TEAM CREDITS: Photographer: Daniel Archer Stylist: Paku Sukuda Model: Caren Jepkemei @ Titanium Managment Hair & Makeup: Kentaro Kondo Producer: Giorgio Tsintoukidis-Dirkx

KOMONO X  ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS ANTWERP  FASHION DEPARTMENT
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KOMONO X ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS ANTWERP FASHION DEPARTMENT

Accessories After a successful first edition, KOMONO is proud to renew its partnership with the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. KOMONO worked together with three master students in the creation of a pair of sunglasses linked to the students’ personal work. The result is an outspoken collection that bolsters the fresh vision of tomorrow’s top designers.     KOMONO x Annemarie Saric:   Inspired by the concept cars of the late 70s and their aerodynamic qualities, Annemarie Saric’s futuristic-looking proposition features a shaped lens and intricate temple detailing. Formed by a cut-out and collage technique of vintage car parts, the glasses are characterized by their highly sculptural effect.     KOMONO x Karolina Widecka:   Investigating the duality between a fragile appearance and an extreme shape, Karolina Widecka proposes a capsule drenched in superstition and symbolism. Inspired by ex votos and Mexican religious art, the glasses function as a token of protection for its wearer with its ‘broken glass’ upper bar.     KOMONO x Florentina Leitner:   Florentina Leitner took to the 60s and its psychedelic art to create a pair of glasses that have been stretched and liquified to a vertigo or spiralling effect. Paying tribute to the art icons of those days such as Peggy Guggenheim, the capsule is a modern reinterpretation of the avant-garde eyewear of yesteryear.     The collection will be made available, starting from July 2nd, through komono.com, KOMONO flagship stores and selected retailers for a suggested retail price of 199 euros. On the initiative of the students, part of the proceedings of this sale will go to Survived and Punished, a US-based organization who supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have been incarcerated or targeted by law enforcement. They also created an exclusive colorway of the sunglasses for each student, limited to 1 piece only. These pieces will sold during a 24h auction on their @komono Instagram page on the 1st of July. These styles are limited to one piece per student and will not be sold through any other channels. The proceedings of the highest bid will be donated to Survived and Punished. After a successful first edition, KOMONO is proud to renew its partnership with the fashion department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. KOMONO worked together with three master students in the creation of a pair of sunglasses linked to the students’ personal work. The result is an outspoken collection that bolsters the fresh vision of tomorrow’s top designers.     KOMONO x Annemarie Saric:   Inspired by the concept cars of the late 70s and their aerodynamic qualities, Annemarie Saric’s futuristic-looking proposition features a shaped lens and intricate temple detailing. Formed by a cut-out and collage technique of vintage car parts, the glasses are characterized by their highly sculptural effect.     KOMONO x Karolina Widecka:   Investigating the duality between a fragile appearance and an extreme shape, Karolina Widecka proposes a capsule drenched in superstition and symbolism. Inspired by ex votos and Mexican religious art, the glasses function as a token of protection for its wearer with its ‘broken glass’ upper bar.     KOMONO x Florentina Leitner:   Florentina Leitner took to the 60s and its psychedelic art to create a pair of glasses that have been stretched and liquified to a vertigo or spiralling effect. Paying tribute to the art icons of those days such as Peggy Guggenheim, the capsule is a modern reinterpretation of the avant-garde eyewear of yesteryear.     The collection will be made available, starting from July 2nd, through komono.com, KOMONO flagship stores and selected retailers for a suggested retail price of 199 euros. On the initiative of the students, part of the proceedings of this sale will go to Survived and Punished, a US-based organization who supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have been incarcerated or targeted by law enforcement. They also created an exclusive colorway of the sunglasses for each student, limited to 1 piece only. These pieces will sold during a 24h auction on their @komono Instagram page on the 1st of July. These styles are limited to one piece per student and will not be sold through any other channels. The proceedings of the highest bid will be donated to Survived and Punished.

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