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First edition of Natan Collective
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First edition of Natan Collective

Exhibition At the start of 2020, NATAN is launching a Dutch edition of their successful NATAN Collective for the first time containing the work of six emerging Dutch photographers. They were instructed to give their own interpretation to a couture look of the Belgian fashion house. The works will be exhibited from February 6, 2020 in X BANK in Amsterdam.    Just like in previous editions, NATAN embraces talents from different art disciplines with the Collective. NATAN - in collaboration with agency Initials L.A. - has selected six emerging photographers from the Netherlands for this edition. They were given complete artistic freedom when recording the couture look. This has resulted in six special stand-alone photos, which will be exhibited in February during a six-week exhibition at X BANK in Amsterdam. This is a unique opportunity for photographers to show a selection of their work and to get in touch with the NATAN network. The following photographers are part of the Natan Collective: Lisette Appeldorn Debbie Trouerbach Myrthe Giesbers Alexander Sporre Chloe Leenheer Tarona Edouard Vermeulen on the first Dutch Collective: "Every time I visit the Netherlands, I am overwhelmed by the wide range of young artists and creatives. I am therefore delighted to be able to organize a Natan Collective here, and thus also do our bit at the start or further development of their careers. " A jury will eventually select a photographer as the winner, which receives a cash prize so that he or she can continue to develop his / her talent. Visitors can visit the pop exhibition at X BANK on the ground floor at Spuistraat 172 in Amsterdam. The exhibition runs from 7 February and will be on display for six weeks.    As with the Belgian editions, NATAN Collective has worked with agency Initials L.A.  Supporting young talent in their development and transferring know-how and passion for art is an initiative that has been close to the heart of the house since its foundation.   About NATAN The Belgian fashion house has been under the creative direction of Edouard Vermeulen since 1983. NATAN stands for elegant, timeless and minimalistic Belgian couture and pret-a-porter, where the use of fabrics of the highest quality is characteristic. In recent years, the brand has grown into a fixed value within the Belgian fashion landscape with an international orientation.  About X BANK X BANK is a unique concept store with exhibition space for art in the historic building of the W Hotel Amsterdam, located between the Singel Canal and the Royal Palace. The 700 square meter store displays more than 180 Dutch art, fashion and design labels and offers unique programming throughout the year, with the ultimate goal of celebrating and bringing Dutch creativity together. At the start of 2020, NATAN is launching a Dutch edition of their successful NATAN Collective for the first time containing the work of six emerging Dutch photographers. They were instructed to give their own interpretation to a couture look of the Belgian fashion house. The works will be exhibited from February 6, 2020 in X BANK in Amsterdam.    Just like in previous editions, NATAN embraces talents from different art disciplines with the Collective. NATAN - in collaboration with agency Initials L.A. - has selected six emerging photographers from the Netherlands for this edition. They were given complete artistic freedom when recording the couture look. This has resulted in six special stand-alone photos, which will be exhibited in February during a six-week exhibition at X BANK in Amsterdam. This is a unique opportunity for photographers to show a selection of their work and to get in touch with the NATAN network. The following photographers are part of the Natan Collective: Lisette Appeldorn Debbie Trouerbach Myrthe Giesbers Alexander Sporre Chloe Leenheer Tarona Edouard Vermeulen on the first Dutch Collective: "Every time I visit the Netherlands, I am overwhelmed by the wide range of young artists and creatives. I am therefore delighted to be able to organize a Natan Collective here, and thus also do our bit at the start or further development of their careers. " A jury will eventually select a photographer as the winner, which receives a cash prize so that he or she can continue to develop his / her talent. Visitors can visit the pop exhibition at X BANK on the ground floor at Spuistraat 172 in Amsterdam. The exhibition runs from 7 February and will be on display for six weeks.    As with the Belgian editions, NATAN Collective has worked with agency Initials L.A.  Supporting young talent in their development and transferring know-how and passion for art is an initiative that has been close to the heart of the house since its foundation.   About NATAN The Belgian fashion house has been under the creative direction of Edouard Vermeulen since 1983. NATAN stands for elegant, timeless and minimalistic Belgian couture and pret-a-porter, where the use of fabrics of the highest quality is characteristic. In recent years, the brand has grown into a fixed value within the Belgian fashion landscape with an international orientation.  About X BANK X BANK is a unique concept store with exhibition space for art in the historic building of the W Hotel Amsterdam, located between the Singel Canal and the Royal Palace. The 700 square meter store displays more than 180 Dutch art, fashion and design labels and offers unique programming throughout the year, with the ultimate goal of celebrating and bringing Dutch creativity together.

1/OFF new upcycled brand
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1/OFF new upcycled brand

Fashion 1/OFF is a fashion label rooted in the upcycle movement. Celebrating the legacy of grand designers, the brand transforms high-end vintage into contemporary, disruptive designs. Each creation is a one of a kind, sourced and curated from around the world and handcrafted in the brand’s studio in Paris.  Supervised by couturier Xuan Thu Nguyen, invited member of La Fédération de la Haute Couture, the 1/OFF design team reimagines vintage garments from the likes of Burberry’s, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Celine, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, yet also entertains reworking items from renowned jeans and sports brands. Beyond Collections Instead of thinking collections, 1/OFF rather drops conceptual designs as they are released from the Paris studio. Besides the main conceptual designs like the inside out trench, the cropped blazer and double collar shirt, the brand also features a series of experimental concepts, based on rare fashion trouvailles: fairy tales. Strictly for (fe)males Encouraging fun and creative self-expression, 1/Off thinks it’s “rather strange to restrict fashion to any gender” – that’s why it's creations are inclusive to all. “After all, everybody is a 1/Off,” says co-founder Renée van Wijngaarden. Founders Dutch co-founders Xuan-Thu Nguyen, head of design, and Renée van Wijngaarden, head of communications and marketing, both had seen first-hand the amount of waste produced by the fashion industry. Nguyen’s family once owned large-scale clothing factories in the Netherlands and van Wijngaarden was formerly head of brand partnerships at luxury marketplace Vestiaire Collective. Thus they decided to create a brand by using existing resources as a new standard but want to move on by creating fun and disruptive designs.   More about this cool brand on 1offparis.com 1/OFF is a fashion label rooted in the upcycle movement. Celebrating the legacy of grand designers, the brand transforms high-end vintage into contemporary, disruptive designs. Each creation is a one of a kind, sourced and curated from around the world and handcrafted in the brand’s studio in Paris.  Supervised by couturier Xuan Thu Nguyen, invited member of La Fédération de la Haute Couture, the 1/OFF design team reimagines vintage garments from the likes of Burberry’s, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Celine, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, yet also entertains reworking items from renowned jeans and sports brands. Beyond Collections Instead of thinking collections, 1/OFF rather drops conceptual designs as they are released from the Paris studio. Besides the main conceptual designs like the inside out trench, the cropped blazer and double collar shirt, the brand also features a series of experimental concepts, based on rare fashion trouvailles: fairy tales. Strictly for (fe)males Encouraging fun and creative self-expression, 1/Off thinks it’s “rather strange to restrict fashion to any gender” – that’s why it's creations are inclusive to all. “After all, everybody is a 1/Off,” says co-founder Renée van Wijngaarden. Founders Dutch co-founders Xuan-Thu Nguyen, head of design, and Renée van Wijngaarden, head of communications and marketing, both had seen first-hand the amount of waste produced by the fashion industry. Nguyen’s family once owned large-scale clothing factories in the Netherlands and van Wijngaarden was formerly head of brand partnerships at luxury marketplace Vestiaire Collective. Thus they decided to create a brand by using existing resources as a new standard but want to move on by creating fun and disruptive designs.   More about this cool brand on 1offparis.com

Taiwan
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Taiwan

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Oliver Peoples opens in Amsterdam
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Oliver Peoples opens in Amsterdam

Accessories Oliver Peoples, the luxury eyewear brand headquartered in Los Angeles, is proud to announce the opening of their Amsterdam boutique located on the historic shopping street, PC Hooftstraat on January 31st. The 100 square meter boutique is a marriage between the brand’s typical Mid-Century Modern boutique aesthetic and Dutch minimalism. The result is a timeless and serene space for clients to shop the brand's vintage-inspired eyewear.   Oliver Peoples strives to be the most culturally distinctive eyewear brand in the world. Handcrafted from the finest quality materials and known for a deliberate lack of a visible logo. Oliver Peoples remains a revered brand and continues to entice eyewear enthusiasts, creating new designs that stand the test of time. Giampiero Tagliaferri, Creative Director of Oliver Peoples: “I’ve always been fascinated by the Dutch design approach to design: clean lines, soft colors, and natural textures that translate in warm and inviting spaces despite the absence of elaborate decor. For the new boutique, I wanted to follow this approach by working with volumes, materials, and coloring that reminded me of beautiful Amsterdam interiors. The focus of the boutique is the stairs. The boutique has two floors that were originally connected by very steep hidden stairs. By opening the central area, I gave room to the new stairs to become an integral part of the display area with the steps blending into shelves and platforms to display glasses, books, and a turntable to play old vinyl records. While the ground floor houses the whole collection, the first floor serves as a more intimate fitting room mostly dedicated to optical styles and special releases. Making use of the high ceilings, the center of the boutique features a wood swing, a reminder that being playful feels good at every age.”The Amsterdam boutique will carry a wide array of optical and sunglasses for men and women with the Spring 2020 collection proudly on display. The collection exemplifies the brand’s philosophy of timeless designs fit for every look of today, with inspiration taken from the icons of Hollywood and 1970’s style. The collection features Coleridge as its centerpiece. Since its original introduction in the early ’90s, this design has been one of the brand's best-selling optical styles.  To celebrate the Amsterdam opening, Oliver Peoples is releasing ten custom pieces of the Coleridge Sun. The Coleridge Sun is an understated design with clean lines for a classic, vintage-inspired look. The sunglass is reinterpreted for the Amsterdam boutique in an exclusive colorway, Silver and Shale Gradient lenses. These new tones complement the boutique's unique design concept. For added exclusivity, each style is stamped “Exclusive at Amsterdam” to highlight the bespoke offering. Rocco Basilico, CEO of Oliver Peoples: “We are very excited to be close to our Amsterdam clients with Oliver Peoples’ first boutique in the Netherlands. The brand’s focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail perfectly aligns with the history of this city – classic beauty with timeless charm built off a base of innovation and design. Our brand is rich with California culture mixed with European influences, capable of meeting the needs of our clientele all over the world. Our latest opening continues to evolve our retail growth strategy worldwide.” Oliver Peoples, the luxury eyewear brand headquartered in Los Angeles, is proud to announce the opening of their Amsterdam boutique located on the historic shopping street, PC Hooftstraat on January 31st. The 100 square meter boutique is a marriage between the brand’s typical Mid-Century Modern boutique aesthetic and Dutch minimalism. The result is a timeless and serene space for clients to shop the brand's vintage-inspired eyewear.   Oliver Peoples strives to be the most culturally distinctive eyewear brand in the world. Handcrafted from the finest quality materials and known for a deliberate lack of a visible logo. Oliver Peoples remains a revered brand and continues to entice eyewear enthusiasts, creating new designs that stand the test of time. Giampiero Tagliaferri, Creative Director of Oliver Peoples: “I’ve always been fascinated by the Dutch design approach to design: clean lines, soft colors, and natural textures that translate in warm and inviting spaces despite the absence of elaborate decor. For the new boutique, I wanted to follow this approach by working with volumes, materials, and coloring that reminded me of beautiful Amsterdam interiors. The focus of the boutique is the stairs. The boutique has two floors that were originally connected by very steep hidden stairs. By opening the central area, I gave room to the new stairs to become an integral part of the display area with the steps blending into shelves and platforms to display glasses, books, and a turntable to play old vinyl records. While the ground floor houses the whole collection, the first floor serves as a more intimate fitting room mostly dedicated to optical styles and special releases. Making use of the high ceilings, the center of the boutique features a wood swing, a reminder that being playful feels good at every age.”The Amsterdam boutique will carry a wide array of optical and sunglasses for men and women with the Spring 2020 collection proudly on display. The collection exemplifies the brand’s philosophy of timeless designs fit for every look of today, with inspiration taken from the icons of Hollywood and 1970’s style. The collection features Coleridge as its centerpiece. Since its original introduction in the early ’90s, this design has been one of the brand's best-selling optical styles.  To celebrate the Amsterdam opening, Oliver Peoples is releasing ten custom pieces of the Coleridge Sun. The Coleridge Sun is an understated design with clean lines for a classic, vintage-inspired look. The sunglass is reinterpreted for the Amsterdam boutique in an exclusive colorway, Silver and Shale Gradient lenses. These new tones complement the boutique's unique design concept. For added exclusivity, each style is stamped “Exclusive at Amsterdam” to highlight the bespoke offering. Rocco Basilico, CEO of Oliver Peoples: “We are very excited to be close to our Amsterdam clients with Oliver Peoples’ first boutique in the Netherlands. The brand’s focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail perfectly aligns with the history of this city – classic beauty with timeless charm built off a base of innovation and design. Our brand is rich with California culture mixed with European influences, capable of meeting the needs of our clientele all over the world. Our latest opening continues to evolve our retail growth strategy worldwide.”

Balenciaga introduces  Tyrex sneakers
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Balenciaga introduces Tyrex sneakers

Accessories Introduced in the Balenciaga Summer 20 runway show on male models, the newest Balenciaga sneaker, the Tyrex, made for men and women will be available  to buy, in limited quantities, at selected stores worldwide and on Balenciaga.com from January 2020 on. The Tyrex, is created with an asymmetrical, sinuous network of athletic elements to form the silhouette of another type of shoe, one worn to work or special events. Its complex makeup also recalls the natural web of muscles beneath the skin, combined with the musculature within high performing sneakers. The Tyrex upper is leather-free, made with a system of highly resistant materials, affecting a sophisticated machine and a living organism at once, while referencing the contours of a welted dress shoe. The outsole forms a shock- absorbing infinity symbol-like shape. Introduced in the Balenciaga Summer 20 runway show on male models, the newest Balenciaga sneaker, the Tyrex, made for men and women will be available  to buy, in limited quantities, at selected stores worldwide and on Balenciaga.com from January 2020 on. The Tyrex, is created with an asymmetrical, sinuous network of athletic elements to form the silhouette of another type of shoe, one worn to work or special events. Its complex makeup also recalls the natural web of muscles beneath the skin, combined with the musculature within high performing sneakers. The Tyrex upper is leather-free, made with a system of highly resistant materials, affecting a sophisticated machine and a living organism at once, while referencing the contours of a welted dress shoe. The outsole forms a shock- absorbing infinity symbol-like shape.

A.P.C. & Persol announce collaboration
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A.P.C. & Persol announce collaboration

Accessories For their first collaboration in half a century, Persol worked with A.P.C. on three color variants for their iconic 649 model. It was originally designed in 1957 for tram-drivers in Torino, Italy, but became legendary when Marcello Mastroianni wore them in the movie Divorce, Italian Style in 1961. With A.P.C., Persol worked on three new acetate colors: transparent green with gradient brown lens, transparent brown with gradient green lens and matte white with grey gradient lens. The sunglasses come in canvas and brown leather cases. A special campaign was shot by Sam Rock at the A.P.C. headquarters with A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou, Metronomy singer Joseph Mount and Sky Ferreira. The campaign is also accompanied by a set of four videos. “I really enjoy wearing sunglasses when it is sunny outside. These ones can be used to simply bare with every day light, just like Kurt Cobain had to. He has become the inspiration for those white frames the venerable Maison Persol agreed to do with us.” — Jean Touitou, A.P.C. “Both the story and philosophy of A.P.C. have much in common with those of Persol. We are two brands granting as much importance to beauty and craft as to simple functionality.” – Niels van Geet, Persol.   In stores from February 7th. For their first collaboration in half a century, Persol worked with A.P.C. on three color variants for their iconic 649 model. It was originally designed in 1957 for tram-drivers in Torino, Italy, but became legendary when Marcello Mastroianni wore them in the movie Divorce, Italian Style in 1961. With A.P.C., Persol worked on three new acetate colors: transparent green with gradient brown lens, transparent brown with gradient green lens and matte white with grey gradient lens. The sunglasses come in canvas and brown leather cases. A special campaign was shot by Sam Rock at the A.P.C. headquarters with A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou, Metronomy singer Joseph Mount and Sky Ferreira. The campaign is also accompanied by a set of four videos. “I really enjoy wearing sunglasses when it is sunny outside. These ones can be used to simply bare with every day light, just like Kurt Cobain had to. He has become the inspiration for those white frames the venerable Maison Persol agreed to do with us.” — Jean Touitou, A.P.C. “Both the story and philosophy of A.P.C. have much in common with those of Persol. We are two brands granting as much importance to beauty and craft as to simple functionality.” – Niels van Geet, Persol.   In stores from February 7th.

Tommy Hilfiger celebrates Fashion Frontier Challenge
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Tommy Hilfiger celebrates Fashion Frontier Challenge

Fashion Two winners were selected by a panel of experts that included Mr. Tommy Hilfiger, Daniel Grieder, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe, and Noor Tagouri, Journalist, Activist and Speaker.  Tommy Hilfiger , announces Apon Wellbeing and A Beautiful Mess as winners of the 2019 Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge. More than 400 applications were received for the second edition of the global program, which aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in fashion. “At Tommy Hilfiger, we’re committed to wasting nothing and welcoming all. From start to finish, I have been inspired by this talented group of social entrepreneurs whose innovations are making the fashion landscape more sustainable and inclusive,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “I am proud to congratulate this year’s winners, Apon Wellbeing and A Beautiful Mess. This is just the beginning for these start-ups and we will continue to mentor and foster these entrepreneurs who are so committed to making a positive impact in our industry.” “The winners of the second Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge represent the future of the fashion industry,” said Daniel Grieder, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. “As our industry continues to rapidly evolve, it is important to  collaborate, both within and outside of the fashion landscape, and bring forward innovations that have the ability to transform our businesses for the better. Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists!”   Apon Wellbeing was awarded €75,000. The Bangladesh-based scale-up opens fair-priced shops carrying daily necessities inside factories, with products offered at a 10% discount to external prices and a points scheme that workers collect for free health-insurance and health services. “When you are upcoming in the fashion value chain, endorsement from a brand like TOMMY HILFIGER immeasurably helps start-ups and scale-ups grow and increase impact,” said Saif Rashid, Apon Wellbeing Founder and Managing Director. “But the most important thing is the strategic support and mentorship the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge offers. The support TOMMY HILFIGER has given has already shaped our business model, strategy, communication and how we think about the future.” Dutch start-up, A Beautiful Mess, was also awarded €75,000. A Beautiful Mess runs a creative space to assist refugees in realizing social and economic independence by creating sustainable apparel products. “We need big players in the fashion industry to scale-up circular production initiatives, and that’s exactly what the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge offers,” said Naz Kawan, A Beautiful Mess Makerspace Director. “A collaborative, integrated approach is necessary if we want to transform the fashion industry’s supply chain. With the support of this global program, we are working towards a more circular, transparent and inclusive fashion landscape.”      The winners also received a year-long mentorship with Tommy Hilfiger’s and INSEAD’s global experts, as well as a place in the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program (ISEP).  A third start-up, Sudara, was selected as the “Audience Favorite Vote” and was awarded €10,000. Based in India and the United States, Sudara is a scale-up pajama and loungewear company that develops professional and sewing skills in women who have escaped from or are at high risk of being sex trafficked. “The Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge is all about using fashion as a force for good, which directly speaks to our brand purpose,” said Shannon Keith, Sudara Inc. Founder and Chairwoman. “We’re particularly excited about winning the ‘Audience Favorite Vote,’ because it shows that what we’re doing really resonates with the teams at TOMMY HILFIGER, who are committed to making a difference in the fashion industry.” Over a multi-step, multi-month process that began in May 2019, over 420 applicants were narrowed down to six finalists who were invited to develop and refine their business plans with the support of a dedicated team of social entrepreneur experts. During the program’s Final Event, which took place at Tommy Hilfiger’s Campus of the Future in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on February 13, 2020, the six finalists pitched their concepts to a prestigious jury panel, including Mr. Tommy Hilfiger, Daniel Grieder, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe, Noor Tagouri, Journalist, Activist and Speaker, Martijn Hagman, CFO, Tommy Hilfiger Global & COO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe, Willemijn Verloop, Founding Partner, Social Impact Venture, Steven Serneels, CEO and Board Member, EVPA, and Katrin Ley, Managing Director, Fashion for Good. Tommy Hilfiger’s vision is to create fashion that wastes nothing and welcomes all. Find out more about the brand’s long-term sustainability efforts, particularly in the areas of inclusivity and circularity, at: https://global.tommy.com/en_int/about-us-corporate-sustainability. Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger and @TommyHilfiger. Two winners were selected by a panel of experts that included Mr. Tommy Hilfiger, Daniel Grieder, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe, and Noor Tagouri, Journalist, Activist and Speaker.  Tommy Hilfiger , announces Apon Wellbeing and A Beautiful Mess as winners of the 2019 Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge. More than 400 applications were received for the second edition of the global program, which aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in fashion. “At Tommy Hilfiger, we’re committed to wasting nothing and welcoming all. From start to finish, I have been inspired by this talented group of social entrepreneurs whose innovations are making the fashion landscape more sustainable and inclusive,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “I am proud to congratulate this year’s winners, Apon Wellbeing and A Beautiful Mess. This is just the beginning for these start-ups and we will continue to mentor and foster these entrepreneurs who are so committed to making a positive impact in our industry.” “The winners of the second Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge represent the future of the fashion industry,” said Daniel Grieder, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. “As our industry continues to rapidly evolve, it is important to  collaborate, both within and outside of the fashion landscape, and bring forward innovations that have the ability to transform our businesses for the better. Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists!”   Apon Wellbeing was awarded €75,000. The Bangladesh-based scale-up opens fair-priced shops carrying daily necessities inside factories, with products offered at a 10% discount to external prices and a points scheme that workers collect for free health-insurance and health services. “When you are upcoming in the fashion value chain, endorsement from a brand like TOMMY HILFIGER immeasurably helps start-ups and scale-ups grow and increase impact,” said Saif Rashid, Apon Wellbeing Founder and Managing Director. “But the most important thing is the strategic support and mentorship the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge offers. The support TOMMY HILFIGER has given has already shaped our business model, strategy, communication and how we think about the future.” Dutch start-up, A Beautiful Mess, was also awarded €75,000. A Beautiful Mess runs a creative space to assist refugees in realizing social and economic independence by creating sustainable apparel products. “We need big players in the fashion industry to scale-up circular production initiatives, and that’s exactly what the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge offers,” said Naz Kawan, A Beautiful Mess Makerspace Director. “A collaborative, integrated approach is necessary if we want to transform the fashion industry’s supply chain. With the support of this global program, we are working towards a more circular, transparent and inclusive fashion landscape.”      The winners also received a year-long mentorship with Tommy Hilfiger’s and INSEAD’s global experts, as well as a place in the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program (ISEP).  A third start-up, Sudara, was selected as the “Audience Favorite Vote” and was awarded €10,000. Based in India and the United States, Sudara is a scale-up pajama and loungewear company that develops professional and sewing skills in women who have escaped from or are at high risk of being sex trafficked. “The Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge is all about using fashion as a force for good, which directly speaks to our brand purpose,” said Shannon Keith, Sudara Inc. Founder and Chairwoman. “We’re particularly excited about winning the ‘Audience Favorite Vote,’ because it shows that what we’re doing really resonates with the teams at TOMMY HILFIGER, who are committed to making a difference in the fashion industry.” Over a multi-step, multi-month process that began in May 2019, over 420 applicants were narrowed down to six finalists who were invited to develop and refine their business plans with the support of a dedicated team of social entrepreneur experts. During the program’s Final Event, which took place at Tommy Hilfiger’s Campus of the Future in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on February 13, 2020, the six finalists pitched their concepts to a prestigious jury panel, including Mr. Tommy Hilfiger, Daniel Grieder, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe, Noor Tagouri, Journalist, Activist and Speaker, Martijn Hagman, CFO, Tommy Hilfiger Global & COO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe, Willemijn Verloop, Founding Partner, Social Impact Venture, Steven Serneels, CEO and Board Member, EVPA, and Katrin Ley, Managing Director, Fashion for Good. Tommy Hilfiger’s vision is to create fashion that wastes nothing and welcomes all. Find out more about the brand’s long-term sustainability efforts, particularly in the areas of inclusivity and circularity, at: https://global.tommy.com/en_int/about-us-corporate-sustainability. Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger and @TommyHilfiger.

"It's what you do. Or don't."
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"It's what you do. Or don't."

Fashion With the streetwear campaign “It’s what you do. Or Don’t”, online fashion destination Zalando shows what it really means to express yourself through fashion. In a series of stylish urban films and ads, photographer Vitali Gelwich, director Daniel Wårdh, and stylist Corey Stokes, tell the story of a group of charismatic streetwear personalities in unexpected situations, mixing and matching Zalando streetwear and showing what liberation through fashion really means. In the campaign, we meet a motley crew of expressive streetwear in influencers: Parisian Jean-Jacques N’djoli with his irreplaceable Instagram profile and an impeccable sense of style, Berlin street fashionista and sneaker collector Dilan Kolkilic, the Swedish model Linnea Öhlund with a knack for the street savy model off duty look, and the master of over the top mixing and matching Joël Kurasinski from Valencia. They’re all curating their own eclectic mix of outfits from Zalando, as the campaign inspires people to discover and develop their own streetwear style. On the theme “It’s what you do. Or don’t”, the campaign shows our in influencers in outfits and situations that first look a certain way – but soon turn out to be something completely different. Playing with contrasts, juxtapositions and shifting perspectives. Showing how streetwear is all in the eye of the beholder, all up to you what you want to express, or not. In “Climb mountains. Or don’t”, Jean-Jacques in ski goggles is moving upwards against a blue sky giving the impression that he is hiking, only to reveal he’s actually walking up a set of outdoor stairs in an urban setting. In “Join the running team. Or don’t”, we see Dilan and Linnea tying their sneakers as a bunch of sporty joggers run by – zoom out and it’s clear that running is the last thing they’ll do, the sneakers are just a part of their ever so urban park outfit. “Be a benchwarmer. Or don’t” shows the gang dribbling a basketball on the sidelines of a court. Zoom out, and we see they’re all wearing VR goggles – fully engaged in their own world and definitely not on any bench. And on it goes in“Be fancy. Or don’t”,“Keep it minimal. Or don’t”and so on. With humor and style, the films show that streetwear has no rules, it’s not a set style or specia brands. It’s all about personal choices and maximum individual expression. This is Gen Z fashion for people who go their own way: eclectic, postmodern samplers and collaborators who get their inspiration from everywhere and everyone – and make it their own. Strong characters who mix and match their own unique way, high and low, old and new, niche and mainstream. Always de ning and re-defining themselves, always evolving, always making a statement. Or not. Produced by ACNE, the creative team has been handpicked for their unique mix of strong vision, fashion  and understanding of street culture. Photographer Vitali Gelwich is a Berlin based artist and fashion photographer, known for his raw documentary style and organic mix of high fashion and street culture. Stockholm based director Daniel Wårdh is a Vans sponsored skateboarder who combines the attitude and tempo of street culture with his passion for music and fashion. Stylist Corey Stokes is a super in influencer and art director, stylist and fashion editor at Highsnobiety. Re-imagining fashion for the good of all, the new Zalando campaign “It’s what you do. Or don’t.” is a loud, fun, and highly personal celebration of our differences – the pursuit of individual expression, to the rhythm of the street. Mixing and matching your own way, creating your own unique combinations like no one else. A unique fashion statement that’s individual, liberating and democratic. By highlighting the endless combinations and interpretations curated by the in influencers, the “It’s what you do. Or don’t.” campaign highlights how Zalando’s wide range of streetwear inspires and enables people to express their personality through fashion, combining and creating unique outfits in personal ways. Streetwear is rooted in being effortless cool and not looking like you’re trying too hard. It’s a mish-mash of everything and anything. It’s nostalgia and contemporary. New and thrifted. Mixing luxury with everyday casual. Completely bold or utterly au natural. One part super thoughtout, another part super random. And it might seem like there’s no thought at all behind it. But that’s the thing. There is. Streetwear is about being unique and real, expressing yourself, whatever it takes. It’s about finding inspiration where no one else is looking. Or where everyone’s looking. It’s about combos that makes sense just because they don’t. Or out ts that don’t make sense just because they do. It’s about constantly refreshing – or not refreshing at all. About having one look today and then never again. Or the same look every day. That’s the beautiful contradiction of the streetwear attitude. Be ugly, be bold, be weird. Or don’t. Be cute, be pretty, be completely undetermined. Or don’t. Go full denim. Or don’t. Be expressive. Or don’t. It’s what you do. Or don’t.   With the streetwear campaign “It’s what you do. Or Don’t”, online fashion destination Zalando shows what it really means to express yourself through fashion. In a series of stylish urban films and ads, photographer Vitali Gelwich, director Daniel Wårdh, and stylist Corey Stokes, tell the story of a group of charismatic streetwear personalities in unexpected situations, mixing and matching Zalando streetwear and showing what liberation through fashion really means. In the campaign, we meet a motley crew of expressive streetwear in influencers: Parisian Jean-Jacques N’djoli with his irreplaceable Instagram profile and an impeccable sense of style, Berlin street fashionista and sneaker collector Dilan Kolkilic, the Swedish model Linnea Öhlund with a knack for the street savy model off duty look, and the master of over the top mixing and matching Joël Kurasinski from Valencia. They’re all curating their own eclectic mix of outfits from Zalando, as the campaign inspires people to discover and develop their own streetwear style. On the theme “It’s what you do. Or don’t”, the campaign shows our in influencers in outfits and situations that first look a certain way – but soon turn out to be something completely different. Playing with contrasts, juxtapositions and shifting perspectives. Showing how streetwear is all in the eye of the beholder, all up to you what you want to express, or not. In “Climb mountains. Or don’t”, Jean-Jacques in ski goggles is moving upwards against a blue sky giving the impression that he is hiking, only to reveal he’s actually walking up a set of outdoor stairs in an urban setting. In “Join the running team. Or don’t”, we see Dilan and Linnea tying their sneakers as a bunch of sporty joggers run by – zoom out and it’s clear that running is the last thing they’ll do, the sneakers are just a part of their ever so urban park outfit. “Be a benchwarmer. Or don’t” shows the gang dribbling a basketball on the sidelines of a court. Zoom out, and we see they’re all wearing VR goggles – fully engaged in their own world and definitely not on any bench. And on it goes in“Be fancy. Or don’t”,“Keep it minimal. Or don’t”and so on. With humor and style, the films show that streetwear has no rules, it’s not a set style or specia brands. It’s all about personal choices and maximum individual expression. This is Gen Z fashion for people who go their own way: eclectic, postmodern samplers and collaborators who get their inspiration from everywhere and everyone – and make it their own. Strong characters who mix and match their own unique way, high and low, old and new, niche and mainstream. Always de ning and re-defining themselves, always evolving, always making a statement. Or not. Produced by ACNE, the creative team has been handpicked for their unique mix of strong vision, fashion  and understanding of street culture. Photographer Vitali Gelwich is a Berlin based artist and fashion photographer, known for his raw documentary style and organic mix of high fashion and street culture. Stockholm based director Daniel Wårdh is a Vans sponsored skateboarder who combines the attitude and tempo of street culture with his passion for music and fashion. Stylist Corey Stokes is a super in influencer and art director, stylist and fashion editor at Highsnobiety. Re-imagining fashion for the good of all, the new Zalando campaign “It’s what you do. Or don’t.” is a loud, fun, and highly personal celebration of our differences – the pursuit of individual expression, to the rhythm of the street. Mixing and matching your own way, creating your own unique combinations like no one else. A unique fashion statement that’s individual, liberating and democratic. By highlighting the endless combinations and interpretations curated by the in influencers, the “It’s what you do. Or don’t.” campaign highlights how Zalando’s wide range of streetwear inspires and enables people to express their personality through fashion, combining and creating unique outfits in personal ways. Streetwear is rooted in being effortless cool and not looking like you’re trying too hard. It’s a mish-mash of everything and anything. It’s nostalgia and contemporary. New and thrifted. Mixing luxury with everyday casual. Completely bold or utterly au natural. One part super thoughtout, another part super random. And it might seem like there’s no thought at all behind it. But that’s the thing. There is. Streetwear is about being unique and real, expressing yourself, whatever it takes. It’s about finding inspiration where no one else is looking. Or where everyone’s looking. It’s about combos that makes sense just because they don’t. Or out ts that don’t make sense just because they do. It’s about constantly refreshing – or not refreshing at all. About having one look today and then never again. Or the same look every day. That’s the beautiful contradiction of the streetwear attitude. Be ugly, be bold, be weird. Or don’t. Be cute, be pretty, be completely undetermined. Or don’t. Go full denim. Or don’t. Be expressive. Or don’t. It’s what you do. Or don’t.  

SALLE PRIVÉE launches CONCORDE
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SALLE PRIVÉE launches CONCORDE

Beauty 50 years after Concorde’s first test flight in 1969 SALLE PRIVÉE proudly launches its 6th eau de parfum for men and women: CONCORDE.   An ode to the world’s first and until today only supersonic passenger jet. A technological excellence that was far ahead of its time. Traveling across the Atlantic above sound speed between New York, London and Paris, whilst enjoying the generous allotments of Champagne and caviar and sitting next to movie stars, royals and heads of state, Concorde would become the ultimate symbol of the jet set lifestyle.    SALLE PRIVÉE’s latest novelty is an homage to this vanished elegance of traveling. A powerful intense eau de parfum, that will turn heads and leaves a signature trail.   After the vivid and boozy opening the luxurious elegant heart unfolds, expressing noble precious ingredients and luscious materials as velvet and gold. This extrovert creation is exceptionally decadent with a subtle raw and dirty touch. Truly seductive and addictive, truly aeroerotic.   Top notes: armagnac, juniper, black & pink pepper - Heart notes: guaiac wood, vetiver, patchouli, cashmeran, saffron, tobacco - Base notes: golden amber, leather, benzoin Siam, oudh, cedar, sandalwood   SALLE PRIVÉE’s Eau de Parfums are available through salle-privee.com and at selected boutiques in over 15 countries. In the Netherlands the perfume collection is exclusively available at the Perfume Lounge and Skins Cosmetics.   Price SALLE PRIVÉE Eau de Parfum: € 190,- (100ml)   About SALLE PRIVÉE: SALLE PRIVÉE is a Dutch modernist, luxury label that exists to offer a permanent collection of timeless pieces and fragrances governed by simplicity, elegance and craftsmanship. Designed for men, but also to be adored and worn by women.    In line with the brand’s aesthetic ideals - inspired by the elements of Architecture, Art, Design and Motoring - and a conviction that true style extends to every facet of living, SALLE PRIVÉE also curates a collection of high-end lifestyle accessories as shoes and sunglasses.   www.salle-privee.com 50 years after Concorde’s first test flight in 1969 SALLE PRIVÉE proudly launches its 6th eau de parfum for men and women: CONCORDE.   An ode to the world’s first and until today only supersonic passenger jet. A technological excellence that was far ahead of its time. Traveling across the Atlantic above sound speed between New York, London and Paris, whilst enjoying the generous allotments of Champagne and caviar and sitting next to movie stars, royals and heads of state, Concorde would become the ultimate symbol of the jet set lifestyle.    SALLE PRIVÉE’s latest novelty is an homage to this vanished elegance of traveling. A powerful intense eau de parfum, that will turn heads and leaves a signature trail.   After the vivid and boozy opening the luxurious elegant heart unfolds, expressing noble precious ingredients and luscious materials as velvet and gold. This extrovert creation is exceptionally decadent with a subtle raw and dirty touch. Truly seductive and addictive, truly aeroerotic.   Top notes: armagnac, juniper, black & pink pepper - Heart notes: guaiac wood, vetiver, patchouli, cashmeran, saffron, tobacco - Base notes: golden amber, leather, benzoin Siam, oudh, cedar, sandalwood   SALLE PRIVÉE’s Eau de Parfums are available through salle-privee.com and at selected boutiques in over 15 countries. In the Netherlands the perfume collection is exclusively available at the Perfume Lounge and Skins Cosmetics.   Price SALLE PRIVÉE Eau de Parfum: € 190,- (100ml)   About SALLE PRIVÉE: SALLE PRIVÉE is a Dutch modernist, luxury label that exists to offer a permanent collection of timeless pieces and fragrances governed by simplicity, elegance and craftsmanship. Designed for men, but also to be adored and worn by women.    In line with the brand’s aesthetic ideals - inspired by the elements of Architecture, Art, Design and Motoring - and a conviction that true style extends to every facet of living, SALLE PRIVÉE also curates a collection of high-end lifestyle accessories as shoes and sunglasses.   www.salle-privee.com

A tribute to Terry O'neill
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A tribute to Terry O'neill

Exhibition Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam presents until 21 March 2020 'A tribute to Terry O’Neill'. The exhibition is an homage to the British celebrity photographer. The gallery shows a selection of iconic black and white portraits of screen stars and musicians of the Swinging Sixties and Roaring Seventies.   Terry O’Neill (1938-2019) passed away on 16 November 2019 in his hometown of London. He first picked up a camera in 1958 and pioneered a more intimate, reportage style of celebrity photography, informal and spontaneous. In October 2019, O’Neill was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to photography by Prince William.   During 60 years Terry O’Neill has photographed countless legendary stars of film, music and fashion. Iconic books provide an overview of his extensive oeuvre. O’Neill is one of the world’s most published and collected photographers. The National Portrait Gallery in London has nearly 80 portraits in the permanent collection.     Terry O’Neill portrayed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were still struggling young bands. He also photographed Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Faye Dunaway, Raquel Welch, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, David Bowie, Elton John, Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse and Nelson Mandela.    Gallery opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 1 – 6 PM.    Eduard Planting Gallery | Fine Art Photographs Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2 in Amsterdam   www.eduardplanting.com Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam presents until 21 March 2020 'A tribute to Terry O’Neill'. The exhibition is an homage to the British celebrity photographer. The gallery shows a selection of iconic black and white portraits of screen stars and musicians of the Swinging Sixties and Roaring Seventies.   Terry O’Neill (1938-2019) passed away on 16 November 2019 in his hometown of London. He first picked up a camera in 1958 and pioneered a more intimate, reportage style of celebrity photography, informal and spontaneous. In October 2019, O’Neill was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to photography by Prince William.   During 60 years Terry O’Neill has photographed countless legendary stars of film, music and fashion. Iconic books provide an overview of his extensive oeuvre. O’Neill is one of the world’s most published and collected photographers. The National Portrait Gallery in London has nearly 80 portraits in the permanent collection.     Terry O’Neill portrayed The Beatles and The Rolling Stones when they were still struggling young bands. He also photographed Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Faye Dunaway, Raquel Welch, Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, Roger Moore, David Bowie, Elton John, Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse and Nelson Mandela.    Gallery opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday: 1 – 6 PM.    Eduard Planting Gallery | Fine Art Photographs Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 2 in Amsterdam   www.eduardplanting.com

Bang & Olufsen introduces the Contrast collection
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Bang & Olufsen introduces the Contrast collection

Design Bang & Olufsen today announces the Contrast Collection – a limited eight-piece collection created in collaboration with Danish design studio Norm Architects. Taking pleasure in difference, the Contrast Collection is an exploration of material combinations and tactile surfaces – between minimal and expressive, rough and smooth, light and dark, silence and loudness, harmony and noise – celebrating the shared curiosity and craftmanship between the two brands using material tensions that intrigue and excite. “The Contrast Collection is a timeless interpretation of current interior trends focusing on tactility and textures. The combination of colour tones, materials and surfaces makes the collection a unique, new offering in a timeless design. The products are not only aesthetically aligned – they also deliver amazing Bang & Olufsen SignatureSound,” says Kresten Bjørn Krab-Bjerre, Design Director at Bang & Olufsen. Light grey and anthracite colour palette The colour palette of the collection was determined by exploring new ways of working with aluminium, which is a material that has become an integral and ubiquitous part of the Bang & Olufsen design aesthetic. Bang & Olufsen and Norm Architects wanted to turn the mirror-like aluminium into a soft and warm spectrum of colours that could put focus on textures applied to the aluminium. The light grey and anthracite colour tones were created from the same master sample of anthracite – an earthy, nearly-black grey – completed at the anodising treatment facility at Bang & Olufsen headquarters. The brushed aluminium textures have been obtained after countless experiments with different surface treatments. There is a fine balance between presenting the application of a brushed effect as deliberate and controlled, and after a long process that started with hand brushing pieces of flat aluminium for added tactility, the aluminium experts of Bang & Olufsen managed to achieve giving Contrast its distinctive appearance.   Creating a new sound transparent wool fabric Bang & Olufsen helped create its first transparent wool-fabric with Danish design textile company Kvadrat in 2015. For the Contrast Collection, Bang & Olufsen and Norm Architects wanted to explore a new type of textile to bring more tactility to the products and to integrate them beautifully in the home. The fabric – made of wool and viscose– originates from Kvadrat’s Hallingdal Fabric providing excellent durability, while the viscose adds brilliance and depth to the colour. The original version uses thick yarns, so the structure has been loosened to deliver high acoustic performance, while maintaining its rich texture. Pricing and availability The Contrast Collection will be available online, in select third-party retailers and in Bang & Olufsen stores from 16 January 2020 depending on region. To find out more, please visit https://www.bang- olufsen.com/en/story/contrast-collection Follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using#ContrastCollection #BangOlufsen Bang & Olufsen today announces the Contrast Collection – a limited eight-piece collection created in collaboration with Danish design studio Norm Architects. Taking pleasure in difference, the Contrast Collection is an exploration of material combinations and tactile surfaces – between minimal and expressive, rough and smooth, light and dark, silence and loudness, harmony and noise – celebrating the shared curiosity and craftmanship between the two brands using material tensions that intrigue and excite. “The Contrast Collection is a timeless interpretation of current interior trends focusing on tactility and textures. The combination of colour tones, materials and surfaces makes the collection a unique, new offering in a timeless design. The products are not only aesthetically aligned – they also deliver amazing Bang & Olufsen SignatureSound,” says Kresten Bjørn Krab-Bjerre, Design Director at Bang & Olufsen. Light grey and anthracite colour palette The colour palette of the collection was determined by exploring new ways of working with aluminium, which is a material that has become an integral and ubiquitous part of the Bang & Olufsen design aesthetic. Bang & Olufsen and Norm Architects wanted to turn the mirror-like aluminium into a soft and warm spectrum of colours that could put focus on textures applied to the aluminium. The light grey and anthracite colour tones were created from the same master sample of anthracite – an earthy, nearly-black grey – completed at the anodising treatment facility at Bang & Olufsen headquarters. The brushed aluminium textures have been obtained after countless experiments with different surface treatments. There is a fine balance between presenting the application of a brushed effect as deliberate and controlled, and after a long process that started with hand brushing pieces of flat aluminium for added tactility, the aluminium experts of Bang & Olufsen managed to achieve giving Contrast its distinctive appearance.   Creating a new sound transparent wool fabric Bang & Olufsen helped create its first transparent wool-fabric with Danish design textile company Kvadrat in 2015. For the Contrast Collection, Bang & Olufsen and Norm Architects wanted to explore a new type of textile to bring more tactility to the products and to integrate them beautifully in the home. The fabric – made of wool and viscose– originates from Kvadrat’s Hallingdal Fabric providing excellent durability, while the viscose adds brilliance and depth to the colour. The original version uses thick yarns, so the structure has been loosened to deliver high acoustic performance, while maintaining its rich texture. Pricing and availability The Contrast Collection will be available online, in select third-party retailers and in Bang & Olufsen stores from 16 January 2020 depending on region. To find out more, please visit https://www.bang- olufsen.com/en/story/contrast-collection Follow the conversation at @bangolufsen on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube using#ContrastCollection #BangOlufsen

BOSS Spring & Summer exclusive backstage
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BOSS Spring & Summer exclusive backstage

Fashion Week Exclusive backstage of BOSS collection shown in Milan. photographed by Luisa Pagani Exclusive backstage of BOSS collection shown in Milan. photographed by Luisa Pagani

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