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Introducing the Gucci psychedelic campaign
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Introducing the Gucci psychedelic campaign

Fashion There is a new take on the famous GG logo, and it is all about colour, energy, impact and a dreamlike spirit. Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele has taken the GG logo and playfully reinterpreted it with a streetwear attitude through the addition of a multicolour stars motif to create a thoroughly contemporary and distinctive pattern. The approach channels the spirit of ‘70s psychedelia, which played with visual distortion, surreal imagery and wide colour spectrums. Using this new version of the monogram, which is formed by combining it with rainbow-hued stars, Alessandro Michele has imagined a highly decorative and distinctive pattern that is now applied to different pieces of luggage such as backpacks and shoulder bags, which, in a layering of colour contrasts, also have black, pink and green leather trim. The look has been rolled out to men’s and women’s ready-to-wear pieces too to deliver a wide-ranging streetwear offer as well as more elegant pieces. The new colourful logo treatment also features on women’s and men's shoes, small leather goods and a watch, and inspires a range of fine jewelry. Together, these pieces form the new GG Psychedelic Collection. For women, the ready-to-wear pieces in the GG Psychedelic print come predominantly in silk and jersey, and as knitwear. In silk twill there is a refined group of a pyjama set, an ensemble of shirt and pleated skirt, and a chemiser dress. The jersey selection is more street in attitude: a hooded tracksuit jacket that can be paired with matching shorts, a windbreaker, and a dress featuring a drawstring at the waist (a key detail of the season). For warmer weather, there is a cardigan and a short-sleeve top, both in 100% wool. For men, there are key items in the new Psychedelic monogram that have a sporty spirit. A technical jersey tracksuit is comprised of a zip-up hooded over-jacket with piping detail, combined with matching   trousers. A long nylon windbreaker and a nylon waistcoat with a quilted lining add a distinctly streetwear note, while a swimsuit in the same fabric has a quirky resort look. Finally, a bowling set of loose shirt and short trousers comes in a washed silk twill, bringing a refined twist to the offer for men. In terms of luggage, there is an extensive selection of pieces in the GG Psychedelic pattern, all trimmed with either black, green or pink leather. Many styles are from the Cruise 2020 Collection, and all combine fashionability with functionality. Given the rock heritage of psychedelia, a key piece is a rigid guitar case. In addition to this there are four styles of shoulder bag, four backpacks, a belt bag, two duffle bags, a hard hat case in two sizes, soft and hard suitcases and trolley bags. Small leather goods in the new pattern make great gifts. These are: a pouch, basic wallets, a zip-around wallet, two card cases and smartphone covers. Shoes for men and women in the Gucci Psychedelic design include a rubber slide, a slip-on and Ace low-top sneakers. For men, there is  also a new high-top version of the iconic Ace sneaker.  The GG Psychedelic world of silk and soft accessories features a wide product offer for men and women: a silk carré and a modal-silk shawl (both available with a black or pink frame), a baseball cap with a mesh back, a fedora hat, a visor, a pair of socks and a water-resistant hoodie, with its matching pouch. In addition, there is a selection of fine jewellery that references the colours of the GG Psychedelic pattern through the use of coloured gemstones (in addition to diamonds). This includes a new range of jewellery featuring Gucci’s distinctive Lionhead motif, as well as pieces from established Gucci fine jewellery lines: Le Marché des Merveilles and GG Running among others. A G-Timeless Contemporary watch also displays the new pattern on its face, which has a floating hologram effect. This piece represents a perfect blend of modernity and traditional watchmaking. The GG Psychedelic Collection will be available from mid of February in Gucci stores and online at gucci.com. There is a new take on the famous GG logo, and it is all about colour, energy, impact and a dreamlike spirit. Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele has taken the GG logo and playfully reinterpreted it with a streetwear attitude through the addition of a multicolour stars motif to create a thoroughly contemporary and distinctive pattern. The approach channels the spirit of ‘70s psychedelia, which played with visual distortion, surreal imagery and wide colour spectrums. Using this new version of the monogram, which is formed by combining it with rainbow-hued stars, Alessandro Michele has imagined a highly decorative and distinctive pattern that is now applied to different pieces of luggage such as backpacks and shoulder bags, which, in a layering of colour contrasts, also have black, pink and green leather trim. The look has been rolled out to men’s and women’s ready-to-wear pieces too to deliver a wide-ranging streetwear offer as well as more elegant pieces. The new colourful logo treatment also features on women’s and men's shoes, small leather goods and a watch, and inspires a range of fine jewelry. Together, these pieces form the new GG Psychedelic Collection. For women, the ready-to-wear pieces in the GG Psychedelic print come predominantly in silk and jersey, and as knitwear. In silk twill there is a refined group of a pyjama set, an ensemble of shirt and pleated skirt, and a chemiser dress. The jersey selection is more street in attitude: a hooded tracksuit jacket that can be paired with matching shorts, a windbreaker, and a dress featuring a drawstring at the waist (a key detail of the season). For warmer weather, there is a cardigan and a short-sleeve top, both in 100% wool. For men, there are key items in the new Psychedelic monogram that have a sporty spirit. A technical jersey tracksuit is comprised of a zip-up hooded over-jacket with piping detail, combined with matching   trousers. A long nylon windbreaker and a nylon waistcoat with a quilted lining add a distinctly streetwear note, while a swimsuit in the same fabric has a quirky resort look. Finally, a bowling set of loose shirt and short trousers comes in a washed silk twill, bringing a refined twist to the offer for men. In terms of luggage, there is an extensive selection of pieces in the GG Psychedelic pattern, all trimmed with either black, green or pink leather. Many styles are from the Cruise 2020 Collection, and all combine fashionability with functionality. Given the rock heritage of psychedelia, a key piece is a rigid guitar case. In addition to this there are four styles of shoulder bag, four backpacks, a belt bag, two duffle bags, a hard hat case in two sizes, soft and hard suitcases and trolley bags. Small leather goods in the new pattern make great gifts. These are: a pouch, basic wallets, a zip-around wallet, two card cases and smartphone covers. Shoes for men and women in the Gucci Psychedelic design include a rubber slide, a slip-on and Ace low-top sneakers. For men, there is  also a new high-top version of the iconic Ace sneaker.  The GG Psychedelic world of silk and soft accessories features a wide product offer for men and women: a silk carré and a modal-silk shawl (both available with a black or pink frame), a baseball cap with a mesh back, a fedora hat, a visor, a pair of socks and a water-resistant hoodie, with its matching pouch. In addition, there is a selection of fine jewellery that references the colours of the GG Psychedelic pattern through the use of coloured gemstones (in addition to diamonds). This includes a new range of jewellery featuring Gucci’s distinctive Lionhead motif, as well as pieces from established Gucci fine jewellery lines: Le Marché des Merveilles and GG Running among others. A G-Timeless Contemporary watch also displays the new pattern on its face, which has a floating hologram effect. This piece represents a perfect blend of modernity and traditional watchmaking. The GG Psychedelic Collection will be available from mid of February in Gucci stores and online at gucci.com.

In conversation with Mark Tranter
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In conversation with Mark Tranter

Beauty As Teamlead Buying Beauty, Mark Tranter and his team are responsible for the Buying and Assortment Selection of the Beauty Category in the Zalando Fashion Store. Before relocating to Berlin to join Zalando in 2018, Mark worked as National Account Manager at Charlotte Tilbury Beauty and Buyer at Selfridges where he has spent the first 11 years of his professional career. We had a chance to speak with Mark about men's beauty.    1. What are your beauty tips for men? Based on your expertise of course. Don't shy away from building a decent skincare regime. Cleansing, toning and moisturising twice daily are the basic of any skincare routine and with brands bringing out an array of products specifically for the needs of men's skin you can now add in as many steps as you like to weekly exfoliation to masking.   2. Which are the top 5 products that you would personally recommend to men and why? Cleanser - Lab Series Daily Renewing Cleanser - The cream cleanser is great for removing impurities from all skin types whilst being gentle enough to not cause skin irritation. It can also double as skin purifying mask... Hair - Hanz de Fuko Claymation - An excellent hair product for producing your required hairstyle. You can use it on it's own or couple with other Hanz de Fuko products to create you desired look! Exfoliator - Clinique for Men Face Scrub - This face scrub is great for men's skin and an excellent pre shave preparation which helps to reduce irritation and ingrown hairs. Moisturiser -  House 99 Face Moisturizer Greater Look - The perfect moisturiser which hydrates the skin but is gentle enough for post shaved skin. Eye Cream - Recipe for Men Under Eye Gel - Every man needs a good eye cream and this cools and refreshes the under eye area to reduce puffiness and reduce dark circles.   3. What is your perspective on the recent growth in men’s beauty and skin care lines? I think the growth in Men's Beauty can be mainly put down to the reduced stigma in men buying skincare and Beauty products. It has become usual for men to buy products to look after themselves more and for brands to provide specialised products. Over the last year we have even seen micro trends emerge specifically for men's Beauty, including the Barbershop trend and men's masking.   4. Which products do men tend to purchase again and again? And why would you say? The shopping habits of the male customer seems to generally be that once they have found a product they like or works for them they purchase over and over again. This can be from basics such as deodorant to a specific hair product which they know helps they obtain the style they are looking for.   5. In which line of products would you say that men are still a bit more hesitant? Anything that involves expertise. Whilst we have seen an increase in men purchasing bronzing products and tinted moisturisers I think the fear that it could be applied wrong is still putting a lot of men off trying them. However with the introduction of easy to use products such as the All Bright Bronzing Moisturiser from House 99 making a mistake is almost impossible.   zalando.com   As Teamlead Buying Beauty, Mark Tranter and his team are responsible for the Buying and Assortment Selection of the Beauty Category in the Zalando Fashion Store. Before relocating to Berlin to join Zalando in 2018, Mark worked as National Account Manager at Charlotte Tilbury Beauty and Buyer at Selfridges where he has spent the first 11 years of his professional career. We had a chance to speak with Mark about men's beauty.    1. What are your beauty tips for men? Based on your expertise of course. Don't shy away from building a decent skincare regime. Cleansing, toning and moisturising twice daily are the basic of any skincare routine and with brands bringing out an array of products specifically for the needs of men's skin you can now add in as many steps as you like to weekly exfoliation to masking.   2. Which are the top 5 products that you would personally recommend to men and why? Cleanser - Lab Series Daily Renewing Cleanser - The cream cleanser is great for removing impurities from all skin types whilst being gentle enough to not cause skin irritation. It can also double as skin purifying mask... Hair - Hanz de Fuko Claymation - An excellent hair product for producing your required hairstyle. You can use it on it's own or couple with other Hanz de Fuko products to create you desired look! Exfoliator - Clinique for Men Face Scrub - This face scrub is great for men's skin and an excellent pre shave preparation which helps to reduce irritation and ingrown hairs. Moisturiser -  House 99 Face Moisturizer Greater Look - The perfect moisturiser which hydrates the skin but is gentle enough for post shaved skin. Eye Cream - Recipe for Men Under Eye Gel - Every man needs a good eye cream and this cools and refreshes the under eye area to reduce puffiness and reduce dark circles.   3. What is your perspective on the recent growth in men’s beauty and skin care lines? I think the growth in Men's Beauty can be mainly put down to the reduced stigma in men buying skincare and Beauty products. It has become usual for men to buy products to look after themselves more and for brands to provide specialised products. Over the last year we have even seen micro trends emerge specifically for men's Beauty, including the Barbershop trend and men's masking.   4. Which products do men tend to purchase again and again? And why would you say? The shopping habits of the male customer seems to generally be that once they have found a product they like or works for them they purchase over and over again. This can be from basics such as deodorant to a specific hair product which they know helps they obtain the style they are looking for.   5. In which line of products would you say that men are still a bit more hesitant? Anything that involves expertise. Whilst we have seen an increase in men purchasing bronzing products and tinted moisturisers I think the fear that it could be applied wrong is still putting a lot of men off trying them. However with the introduction of easy to use products such as the All Bright Bronzing Moisturiser from House 99 making a mistake is almost impossible.   zalando.com  

Deal With It #MyCalvins
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Deal With It #MyCalvins

Fashion The Spring 2020 CALVIN KLEIN JEANS and CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR global advertising campaign celebrates unapologetic confidence and self-love. The campaign, fronted by a cast chosen for their willingness to bare themselves to the world, stars singer-songwriters Justin Bieber, Maluma and SZA, rapper and singer-songwriter Lil Nas X, model and actor Hunter Schafer, model Kendall Jenner and singer-songwriter and actor Lay Zhang.  Shot by renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti with accompanying videos by Bardia Zeinali, the surreal campaign mixes real emotion with fantasy for expressive imagery that exudes confidence. An ode to self-expression, each set captures the talent in their own exaggerated world, with stripped-back and raw elements that are inherent to the brand and drive home the DEAL WITH IT narrative.  A continuation of the #MYCALVINS movement, the campaign rollout will embrace a digital first, socially powered mindset. The campaign will be featured globally and supported by digital, social, high impact outdoor locations and print. Global styles featured in the new campaign include the latest CALVIN KLEIN JEANS sculpting Body Stretch denim with flexible fits and Iconic White silhouettes. Also featured are spring’s newest CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR Breathable, Strapless and Invisible collections.   The Spring 2020 CALVIN KLEIN JEANS and CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR global advertising campaign celebrates unapologetic confidence and self-love. The campaign, fronted by a cast chosen for their willingness to bare themselves to the world, stars singer-songwriters Justin Bieber, Maluma and SZA, rapper and singer-songwriter Lil Nas X, model and actor Hunter Schafer, model Kendall Jenner and singer-songwriter and actor Lay Zhang.  Shot by renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti with accompanying videos by Bardia Zeinali, the surreal campaign mixes real emotion with fantasy for expressive imagery that exudes confidence. An ode to self-expression, each set captures the talent in their own exaggerated world, with stripped-back and raw elements that are inherent to the brand and drive home the DEAL WITH IT narrative.  A continuation of the #MYCALVINS movement, the campaign rollout will embrace a digital first, socially powered mindset. The campaign will be featured globally and supported by digital, social, high impact outdoor locations and print. Global styles featured in the new campaign include the latest CALVIN KLEIN JEANS sculpting Body Stretch denim with flexible fits and Iconic White silhouettes. Also featured are spring’s newest CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR Breathable, Strapless and Invisible collections.  

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Japan
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Japan

Travel Exclusive images of Japan, photographed by Ashley Soong. Exclusive images of Japan, photographed by Ashley Soong.

Givenchy presents "ID93" handbag
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Givenchy presents "ID93" handbag

Accessories The House of Givenchy presents the “ID93” handbag, a style Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller presented on the spring-summer 2020 runway to complement the soft attitude and oversized volumes of her silhouettes. Named for the era defined by minimalism and flowing shapes, the ID93 draws on the essence of the Spring collection. Bandana details borrowed from runway looks blend with sensual, tactile shapes, giving this handbag distinctive character and texture. The ID93 features a supple construction with knot details, cousu retourné straps that are twisted, braided and stitched by hand, and a 2G signature enveloped in ultra-soft calf leather, complemented on some styles by theseason’s key natural material, hand-woven raffia. A subtle losange composition and a Givenchy chain motif rendered in precise perforations on leather, or as diagonal embroidery on raffia, further underscore its refinement. Consummate style and multiple functionalities mingle on three variations of the ID93, each with a roomy, zipped main compartment. The streamlined Crossbody comes with an adjustable strap, while the Medium and Large styles feature a zipped main compartment flanked on either side by open side pockets, plus two interchangeable shoulder straps — one hand-twisted and the other flat. Lastly, an elongated leather pull gives the ID93 extra practicality and an air of easy nonchalance. Retail prices for the ID93 range from 1,490 euros for the Crossbody style to 1,790 euros (Medium) and 2,450 euros (Large). The Givenchy ID93 bag will be launched in selected stores in February 2020.  More on givenchy.com The House of Givenchy presents the “ID93” handbag, a style Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller presented on the spring-summer 2020 runway to complement the soft attitude and oversized volumes of her silhouettes. Named for the era defined by minimalism and flowing shapes, the ID93 draws on the essence of the Spring collection. Bandana details borrowed from runway looks blend with sensual, tactile shapes, giving this handbag distinctive character and texture. The ID93 features a supple construction with knot details, cousu retourné straps that are twisted, braided and stitched by hand, and a 2G signature enveloped in ultra-soft calf leather, complemented on some styles by theseason’s key natural material, hand-woven raffia. A subtle losange composition and a Givenchy chain motif rendered in precise perforations on leather, or as diagonal embroidery on raffia, further underscore its refinement. Consummate style and multiple functionalities mingle on three variations of the ID93, each with a roomy, zipped main compartment. The streamlined Crossbody comes with an adjustable strap, while the Medium and Large styles feature a zipped main compartment flanked on either side by open side pockets, plus two interchangeable shoulder straps — one hand-twisted and the other flat. Lastly, an elongated leather pull gives the ID93 extra practicality and an air of easy nonchalance. Retail prices for the ID93 range from 1,490 euros for the Crossbody style to 1,790 euros (Medium) and 2,450 euros (Large). The Givenchy ID93 bag will be launched in selected stores in February 2020.  More on givenchy.com

Beyond Sensation
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Beyond Sensation

Music Dance-lovers can indulge themselves! Legendary promoters ID&T stir millions of memories this week as they announce that on Saturday night July 4th 2020, they will bring a brand new show to the Johan Cruijff ArenA: Beyond Sensation. Inspired by the most groundbreaking dance concepts of the organization, ID&T is taking the next step with Beyond Sensation. It will be a premium dance experience that focuses even more on live entertainment, show and spectacular production. Beyond Sensation marks the start of a new chapter for ID&T and will be the prologue of something even bigger. On the 4th of July, the creators of Sensation will give a preview of how they envision the future of live entertainment. Organizer Eric Keijer: “When we started the Sensation adventure in 2000, we had no idea it would become that big. In 2017 we stopped at our peak because we felt it was time for something new. With Beyond Sensation we’re going to take the first step in that direction.” Register now on the website to be the first to get your tickets in February & March. Hotel packages are available from December 16th. More information and details about the event can be found at Sensation. Dance-lovers can indulge themselves! Legendary promoters ID&T stir millions of memories this week as they announce that on Saturday night July 4th 2020, they will bring a brand new show to the Johan Cruijff ArenA: Beyond Sensation. Inspired by the most groundbreaking dance concepts of the organization, ID&T is taking the next step with Beyond Sensation. It will be a premium dance experience that focuses even more on live entertainment, show and spectacular production. Beyond Sensation marks the start of a new chapter for ID&T and will be the prologue of something even bigger. On the 4th of July, the creators of Sensation will give a preview of how they envision the future of live entertainment. Organizer Eric Keijer: “When we started the Sensation adventure in 2000, we had no idea it would become that big. In 2017 we stopped at our peak because we felt it was time for something new. With Beyond Sensation we’re going to take the first step in that direction.” Register now on the website to be the first to get your tickets in February & March. Hotel packages are available from December 16th. More information and details about the event can be found at Sensation.

FEST opens flagship store with a cinema in Amsterdam
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FEST opens flagship store with a cinema in Amsterdam

Lifestyle  The new FEST flagship store takes away all doubts about the purchase of your new piece of furniture. By giving free personal interior advice and the possibility to try out a sofa in a mini cinema, the interior brand from Amsterdam wants to help their consumers make the best choices. Femke Furnée (founder of FEST): “A sofa is a big purchase. You do research, you try things out… We understand that it’s a difficult decision, and that’s why we want to advise our customers in a new way, so they are sure they are making the best possible choice.” The newest FEST store, located at De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam-West, is now open.   FEST is the new kid on the block in the traditional furniture industry and is well on its way to becoming a worldwide player. Femke: “We have our own collection of high-end design furniture and home décor without the high-end price tag: affordable luxury. We are a young company, our team is in the middle of our own target group, which allows us to understand the needs of our customers. The purchase of a piece of furniture is a big and important choice, so we want to make this as easy and exciting as possible. An example of this is the mini cinema in our newest flagship store, where you can try out a sofa before buying it.”    Mini Cinema The flagship store is officially open from January 8th. You are welcome to visit the store for free interior advice by appointment or to watch a movie in the FEST cinema, where you get the chance to test any FEST sofa - upholstered in cinema-red velvet. The sofas are upholstered in cinema-red velvet for the occasion. “When you try out a sofa in a store, you are sitting stiffly and straight, while at home, most of us are hanging on the sofa and watching a movie. In our mini cinema, you can experience the real comfort of the sofa before it’s in your house.”, Femke explains.   From €3000 to a multi-million euro company The store in Amsterdam-West is the third brand store owned by the rapidly growing interior brand. Femke Furnée: “I started my company when I was 27. I had no experience, economical background nor start capital. I started with €3000 of savings and throughout the last seven years, I expanded FEST into a multi-billion company. We have our own design collection that’s being sold in over twenty countries, including the MoMa design store in New York and the Centre Pompidou’s museum store in Paris. We also supply the contract market, for instance, our furniture can be found in co-working space The Wing in New York, Los Angeles and London and soon also in Netflix' headquarters in Amsterdam. But I only realised that what we’re doing is really unique last year, when The Financial Times listed us as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe. Poetry of Space The FEST flagship store is designed by S-P-A-C-E Projects, a company that also did the interior of stores like Ace & Tate and Fabienne Chapot. Femke: “We designed our first two stores ourselves with limited budgets. Until last year, we’ve grown organically, but we now have an investor on board. Because of that, we now have the tools to invest in growth, including a next-level store experience.“ So far, FEST has grown by working really hard, but also by trusting in my intuition. This intuition is one of the most important sources of inspiration for the designer of the newest store. You can see it translated into organic shapes that dominate our shop.” Pepijn Smit from S-P-A-C-E projects: “At FEST,  I strongly believe in the story of intuition. Not only why choices are made, but also how these choices are being made. I’ve tried to translate this to an interior in which everything is connected - like the words of a poem. For me, the store is like a spacious poem: Poetry of Space.  The new FEST flagship store takes away all doubts about the purchase of your new piece of furniture. By giving free personal interior advice and the possibility to try out a sofa in a mini cinema, the interior brand from Amsterdam wants to help their consumers make the best choices. Femke Furnée (founder of FEST): “A sofa is a big purchase. You do research, you try things out… We understand that it’s a difficult decision, and that’s why we want to advise our customers in a new way, so they are sure they are making the best possible choice.” The newest FEST store, located at De Clercqstraat in Amsterdam-West, is now open.   FEST is the new kid on the block in the traditional furniture industry and is well on its way to becoming a worldwide player. Femke: “We have our own collection of high-end design furniture and home décor without the high-end price tag: affordable luxury. We are a young company, our team is in the middle of our own target group, which allows us to understand the needs of our customers. The purchase of a piece of furniture is a big and important choice, so we want to make this as easy and exciting as possible. An example of this is the mini cinema in our newest flagship store, where you can try out a sofa before buying it.”    Mini Cinema The flagship store is officially open from January 8th. You are welcome to visit the store for free interior advice by appointment or to watch a movie in the FEST cinema, where you get the chance to test any FEST sofa - upholstered in cinema-red velvet. The sofas are upholstered in cinema-red velvet for the occasion. “When you try out a sofa in a store, you are sitting stiffly and straight, while at home, most of us are hanging on the sofa and watching a movie. In our mini cinema, you can experience the real comfort of the sofa before it’s in your house.”, Femke explains.   From €3000 to a multi-million euro company The store in Amsterdam-West is the third brand store owned by the rapidly growing interior brand. Femke Furnée: “I started my company when I was 27. I had no experience, economical background nor start capital. I started with €3000 of savings and throughout the last seven years, I expanded FEST into a multi-billion company. We have our own design collection that’s being sold in over twenty countries, including the MoMa design store in New York and the Centre Pompidou’s museum store in Paris. We also supply the contract market, for instance, our furniture can be found in co-working space The Wing in New York, Los Angeles and London and soon also in Netflix' headquarters in Amsterdam. But I only realised that what we’re doing is really unique last year, when The Financial Times listed us as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe. Poetry of Space The FEST flagship store is designed by S-P-A-C-E Projects, a company that also did the interior of stores like Ace & Tate and Fabienne Chapot. Femke: “We designed our first two stores ourselves with limited budgets. Until last year, we’ve grown organically, but we now have an investor on board. Because of that, we now have the tools to invest in growth, including a next-level store experience.“ So far, FEST has grown by working really hard, but also by trusting in my intuition. This intuition is one of the most important sources of inspiration for the designer of the newest store. You can see it translated into organic shapes that dominate our shop.” Pepijn Smit from S-P-A-C-E projects: “At FEST,  I strongly believe in the story of intuition. Not only why choices are made, but also how these choices are being made. I’ve tried to translate this to an interior in which everything is connected - like the words of a poem. For me, the store is like a spacious poem: Poetry of Space.

Givenchy launches the "Bond" shopper for men
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Givenchy launches the "Bond" shopper for men

Accessories For Summer 2020, the House of Givenchy expands on its oversized women’s shopper, the Bond, with a line designed specially to fit the lifestyles of men on the move. Named for both its stud buttons as well as for the contents it holds together, the Bond was directly inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s own travel-intensive lifestyle. Now revisited with a masculine flair — with fresh pops of colored “Givenchy” lettering and trim, and with strings or chain details on selected styles — the Bond melds seamlessly with a Summer men’s collection designed for ease of movement and an urban sensibility. In addition to a fresh version of the original shopper, a selection of shapes — from a practical belt bag to crossbody styles, backpacks and a duffle version — makes it easy to find the perfect Bond for every setting. The expanded Givenchy Bond collection will launch in selected stores worldwide on February 15th, 2020. Prices: from 990 euros for the Bond belt bag to 2190 euros for the Bond duffle. More on givenchy.com For Summer 2020, the House of Givenchy expands on its oversized women’s shopper, the Bond, with a line designed specially to fit the lifestyles of men on the move. Named for both its stud buttons as well as for the contents it holds together, the Bond was directly inspired by Clare Waight Keller’s own travel-intensive lifestyle. Now revisited with a masculine flair — with fresh pops of colored “Givenchy” lettering and trim, and with strings or chain details on selected styles — the Bond melds seamlessly with a Summer men’s collection designed for ease of movement and an urban sensibility. In addition to a fresh version of the original shopper, a selection of shapes — from a practical belt bag to crossbody styles, backpacks and a duffle version — makes it easy to find the perfect Bond for every setting. The expanded Givenchy Bond collection will launch in selected stores worldwide on February 15th, 2020. Prices: from 990 euros for the Bond belt bag to 2190 euros for the Bond duffle. More on givenchy.com

Dior presents Sauvage Black Soap
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Dior presents Sauvage Black Soap

Beauty   THIS SURPRISING, DARK BLOCK IS UNIFORMLY BLACK. A ROUGH-HEWN SLAB WITH A HINT OF A SHEEN THAT IS SOFT TO THE TOUCH, POLISHED. THE NEW SAUVAGE SOAP IS AN UNEXPECTED MONOLITH THAT RELEASES INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE AROMATIC AND WOODY NOTES. A MINERAL BLOCK, SEEMINGLY PLUCKED FROM A DESERT OF STONES; IT IS VIRILE, AND UNCOMPROMISING. A PLEASING TO THE TOUCH FOAM CONTRASTS WITH ITS GLEAMING BLACK SURFACE. ITS FINE TEXTURE IMMEDIATELY PROVIDES A DELECTABLY CLEAN AND FRESH SENSATION FOR FACE, HANDS AND BODY. ENRICHED WITH PURIFYING CARBON POWDER OF NATURAL ORIGIN, THIS BLACK SOAP IS GENTLE. IT CLEANSES THE SKIN WITHOUT AGGRESSING OR DRYING IT, LEAVING BEHIND THE INTENSE AND FRESH, SIGNATURE SCENT OF SAUVAGE. SHAVING GEL THE FRESH POWER OF SAUVAGE IN A HIGHLY PROTECTIVE FORMULA. DESIGNED TO FACILITATE SHAVING, THIS NEW GENERATION GEL HAS BEEN FORMULATED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS FOR A COMFORTABLE, PROTECTIVE FORMULA THAT DOES NOT, HOWEVER, PRODUCE ANY FOAM. ITS TRANSLUCENT APPEARANCE ENABLES PERFECT VISIBILITY FOR CREATING AND MAINTAINING BEARDS AND MOUSTACHES WITH PRECISION. ENRICHED WITH A NATURAL-ORIGIN CACTUS EXTRACT, THIS GEL PROTECTS THE SKIN FROM SHAVING RASH WHILE PREVENTING MICRO-CUTS. FAITHFUL TO THE INTENSE POWER OF SAUVAGE, THIS GEL PERFECTLY REPRODUCES ITS JUICY FRESHNESS AND SPICY NUANCES. SAUVAGE PARFUM A COMPLEX PERFUME AND AN ALIVE ONE, SAUVAGE PARFUM IS BOTH SMOOTH AND SOBER. IT IS MESMERIZING, IN THE WAY THAT ONLY A SUGGESTIVE ATTRACTION, TINGED WITH THE HINT OF DANGER, CAN BE. THIS NEW INTERPRETATION OF SAUVAGE SEES EXTREME FRESHNESS COLOURED WITH WARM ORIENTAL-STYLE HUES, AND ITS SOMEWHAT “WILD” BEAUTY IS JUST ASKING TO COME TO LIFE ON YOUR SKIN. A ZESTY WHIRLWIND OF BERGAMOT FROM REGGIO DI CALABRIA, THE VERITABLE SIGNATURE-INTRODUCTION OF SAUVAGE. IT THEN WELCOMES A NEW NOTE OF PULPY MANDARIN THAT INCREASES THIS FRESHNESS TENFOLD. ALONGSIDE IT LIES SRI-LANKAN SANDALWOOD ESSENCE, FROM A SRI-LANKAN PLANTATION THAT HAS BEEN A DIOR PARTNER FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS, THAT AMPLIFIES AND ENVELOPS THE ENTIRE COMPOSITION. THIS ADDICTIVE COMPLEX WOOD REVEALS THE FULL POWER OF ITS SMOOTH AND MILKY ACCORDS.   A NEW HIGHLY CONCENTRATED PERFUME WITH AN INTOXICATING SCENT TROUBLES THE SENSES WHILE ITS NEW DEPTH DELIVERS A PALETTE OF CONTRASTS.     THIS SURPRISING, DARK BLOCK IS UNIFORMLY BLACK. A ROUGH-HEWN SLAB WITH A HINT OF A SHEEN THAT IS SOFT TO THE TOUCH, POLISHED. THE NEW SAUVAGE SOAP IS AN UNEXPECTED MONOLITH THAT RELEASES INSTANTLY RECOGNIZABLE AROMATIC AND WOODY NOTES. A MINERAL BLOCK, SEEMINGLY PLUCKED FROM A DESERT OF STONES; IT IS VIRILE, AND UNCOMPROMISING. A PLEASING TO THE TOUCH FOAM CONTRASTS WITH ITS GLEAMING BLACK SURFACE. ITS FINE TEXTURE IMMEDIATELY PROVIDES A DELECTABLY CLEAN AND FRESH SENSATION FOR FACE, HANDS AND BODY. ENRICHED WITH PURIFYING CARBON POWDER OF NATURAL ORIGIN, THIS BLACK SOAP IS GENTLE. IT CLEANSES THE SKIN WITHOUT AGGRESSING OR DRYING IT, LEAVING BEHIND THE INTENSE AND FRESH, SIGNATURE SCENT OF SAUVAGE. SHAVING GEL THE FRESH POWER OF SAUVAGE IN A HIGHLY PROTECTIVE FORMULA. DESIGNED TO FACILITATE SHAVING, THIS NEW GENERATION GEL HAS BEEN FORMULATED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS FOR A COMFORTABLE, PROTECTIVE FORMULA THAT DOES NOT, HOWEVER, PRODUCE ANY FOAM. ITS TRANSLUCENT APPEARANCE ENABLES PERFECT VISIBILITY FOR CREATING AND MAINTAINING BEARDS AND MOUSTACHES WITH PRECISION. ENRICHED WITH A NATURAL-ORIGIN CACTUS EXTRACT, THIS GEL PROTECTS THE SKIN FROM SHAVING RASH WHILE PREVENTING MICRO-CUTS. FAITHFUL TO THE INTENSE POWER OF SAUVAGE, THIS GEL PERFECTLY REPRODUCES ITS JUICY FRESHNESS AND SPICY NUANCES. SAUVAGE PARFUM A COMPLEX PERFUME AND AN ALIVE ONE, SAUVAGE PARFUM IS BOTH SMOOTH AND SOBER. IT IS MESMERIZING, IN THE WAY THAT ONLY A SUGGESTIVE ATTRACTION, TINGED WITH THE HINT OF DANGER, CAN BE. THIS NEW INTERPRETATION OF SAUVAGE SEES EXTREME FRESHNESS COLOURED WITH WARM ORIENTAL-STYLE HUES, AND ITS SOMEWHAT “WILD” BEAUTY IS JUST ASKING TO COME TO LIFE ON YOUR SKIN. A ZESTY WHIRLWIND OF BERGAMOT FROM REGGIO DI CALABRIA, THE VERITABLE SIGNATURE-INTRODUCTION OF SAUVAGE. IT THEN WELCOMES A NEW NOTE OF PULPY MANDARIN THAT INCREASES THIS FRESHNESS TENFOLD. ALONGSIDE IT LIES SRI-LANKAN SANDALWOOD ESSENCE, FROM A SRI-LANKAN PLANTATION THAT HAS BEEN A DIOR PARTNER FOR MORE THAN 10 YEARS, THAT AMPLIFIES AND ENVELOPS THE ENTIRE COMPOSITION. THIS ADDICTIVE COMPLEX WOOD REVEALS THE FULL POWER OF ITS SMOOTH AND MILKY ACCORDS.   A NEW HIGHLY CONCENTRATED PERFUME WITH AN INTOXICATING SCENT TROUBLES THE SENSES WHILE ITS NEW DEPTH DELIVERS A PALETTE OF CONTRASTS.  

Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton take over De Bijenkorf this Saturday
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Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton take over De Bijenkorf this Saturday

Fashion Tommy Hilfiger, announces that six-time FIA Formula OneTMWorld Drivers’ Champion and global brand ambassador Lewis Hamilton will meet with fans at De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam at 10.00 a.m. on February 29, 2020. The event will be hosted by TV presenter and sports journalist Humberto Tan who will interview Lewis Hamilton from the stage in front of a crowd of fans, De Bijenkorf privilege members, press, and influencers. Guests will also be able to browse and shop the Spring 2020 TommyXLewis collection at the dedicated pop-up store.    Lewis Hamilton will present his favorite styles from his fourth collaborative collection with Tommy Hilfiger which will premiere at an experiential event in London on February 16, 2020.  The Spring 2020 TommyXLewis collection is inspired by loyalty and makes positive strides forward in sustainable materials and embraces the notion of “Style For All” - a belief that great style erases all boundaries in gender, age, ethnicity and body type.   Leading up to February 29th, windows of the iconic at De Bijenkorf building will be taken over with displays that celebrate the Spring 2020 TommyXLewis campaign. De Bijenkorf Privilege members will be invited to enter a contest between February 17th and February 24th to win a meet & greet with Lewis Hamilton. Influencers Bilal Wahib, Selma Omari, Defano Holwijn, Nesim Ahmadi, Victoria Waldau, Shayna Senior and Widya Soraya will also run a competition via their social media channels for fans to win a unique shopping experience at De Bijenkorf, where the influencers will help them pick their very own Spring 2020 TommyXLewis outfit ready to wear at the meet & greet with Lewis Hamilton.   Spring 2020 TommyXLewis collection fuses the brand’s strong menswear heritage with Lewis’ streetwear style, celebrating iconic designs that embody the modern American wardrobe. Loyalty sits at the heart of the collection, and is reflected in pieces that nod to classic archive styles. Unexpected detailing, such as reversibility, adds function to classic outerwear silhouettes; new fits are seen on hoodies and cargo pants. Military blues and greens blend with neutral tones and neon pops, infusing the classic tracksuit, bomber jacket and field jacket with a modern edge. The collaboration’s sustainability focus has advanced each season, with more than 75% of the styles in the Spring 2020 TommyXLewis collection being sourced with more sustainable materials and through partnerships that reduce negative impact in the supply chain. The latest TommyXLewis collaboration features cotton that has been 100% sourced more sustainably, including organic cotton, along with recycled materials, vegan leather alternatives, low-impact denim washes, and miDori® bioWick, a plant seed oil-based, low-carbon footprint, quick dry and wicking finishing agent.   The Spring 2020 TommyXLewis collection is available on tommy.com and in select TOMMY HILFIGER stores and wholesale locations globally.   Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger, #TommyXLewis and #deBijenkorf as well as the handles @TommyHilfiger, @LewisHamilton and @Debijenkorf.   Tommy Hilfiger, announces that six-time FIA Formula OneTMWorld Drivers’ Champion and global brand ambassador Lewis Hamilton will meet with fans at De Bijenkorf, Amsterdam at 10.00 a.m. on February 29, 2020. The event will be hosted by TV presenter and sports journalist Humberto Tan who will interview Lewis Hamilton from the stage in front of a crowd of fans, De Bijenkorf privilege members, press, and influencers. Guests will also be able to browse and shop the Spring 2020 TommyXLewis collection at the dedicated pop-up store.    Lewis Hamilton will present his favorite styles from his fourth collaborative collection with Tommy Hilfiger which will premiere at an experiential event in London on February 16, 2020.  The Spring 2020 TommyXLewis collection is inspired by loyalty and makes positive strides forward in sustainable materials and embraces the notion of “Style For All” - a belief that great style erases all boundaries in gender, age, ethnicity and body type.   Leading up to February 29th, windows of the iconic at De Bijenkorf building will be taken over with displays that celebrate the Spring 2020 TommyXLewis campaign. De Bijenkorf Privilege members will be invited to enter a contest between February 17th and February 24th to win a meet & greet with Lewis Hamilton. Influencers Bilal Wahib, Selma Omari, Defano Holwijn, Nesim Ahmadi, Victoria Waldau, Shayna Senior and Widya Soraya will also run a competition via their social media channels for fans to win a unique shopping experience at De Bijenkorf, where the influencers will help them pick their very own Spring 2020 TommyXLewis outfit ready to wear at the meet & greet with Lewis Hamilton.   Spring 2020 TommyXLewis collection fuses the brand’s strong menswear heritage with Lewis’ streetwear style, celebrating iconic designs that embody the modern American wardrobe. Loyalty sits at the heart of the collection, and is reflected in pieces that nod to classic archive styles. Unexpected detailing, such as reversibility, adds function to classic outerwear silhouettes; new fits are seen on hoodies and cargo pants. Military blues and greens blend with neutral tones and neon pops, infusing the classic tracksuit, bomber jacket and field jacket with a modern edge. The collaboration’s sustainability focus has advanced each season, with more than 75% of the styles in the Spring 2020 TommyXLewis collection being sourced with more sustainable materials and through partnerships that reduce negative impact in the supply chain. The latest TommyXLewis collaboration features cotton that has been 100% sourced more sustainably, including organic cotton, along with recycled materials, vegan leather alternatives, low-impact denim washes, and miDori® bioWick, a plant seed oil-based, low-carbon footprint, quick dry and wicking finishing agent.   The Spring 2020 TommyXLewis collection is available on tommy.com and in select TOMMY HILFIGER stores and wholesale locations globally.   Friends and followers of the brand are invited to join the conversation on social media using #TommyHilfiger, #TommyXLewis and #deBijenkorf as well as the handles @TommyHilfiger, @LewisHamilton and @Debijenkorf.  

Diesel upcycling for 55DSL
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Diesel upcycling for 55DSL

Fashion Week DIESEL is proud to announce DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR, a new series of collections that address the need for more environmentally respectful practices in the fashion industry.   DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR is the first major initiative aligned with DIESEL’s For Responsible Livingstrategy, which focuses on a commitment to a more sustainable future, including the regular use of upcycling in production and adapting to a changing world. The strategy is based on four key pillars: Be The Alternative, Stand For The Planet, Celebrate Individuality andPromote Integrity.   Upcycling and creative reuse is the process of ‘transforming existing products, waste material and deadstock into new products’. It reduces the consumption of raw materials, as well as decreasing energy use, air and water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions - essentially, it is the creation of something new, by using what we have already.    The brand will appoint different designers and creative minds for every new DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR collection. The aim is to showcase how upcycling can be interpreted through the creativity of the different designers and explore the endless possibilities of upcycling.    The first collection in the DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR series kicks off with a throwback partner: 55DSL. In a past forwardreinterpretation, inspiration was drawn from DIESEL’s iconic heritage denim to create a colorful, sporty aesthetic. Deadstock, archive pieces and prototypes were reworked to create a completely reimagined limited-edition product run.    DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR 55DSL takes bold dashes of color, tie-dye treatments, usage of mineral dyes, mixed materials and overlapping logos to create a fresh and bright summer lineup of only 5055 pieces, with a strong denim focus on account of DIESEL’s heritage.    Transparency is key for this collection. That’s why each piece of the DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR 55DSL has a QR code that can be scanned, directing the purchaser to a landing page that will detail the making of the garment, with a photographic timelineof all the processes used.    The capsule collection  was presented on February 22, 2020, during Milan Fashion Week. In a made now, buy nowformat, the collection will be shown in a classroom-esque live performance, with seamstresses making live pieces of the collection in front of the audience. Music will be a strong component of the experience, during which the mechanical sounds of upcycling will be played by artists, creating music through the reuse of objects.    DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR 55DSL is available from today on diesel.com, in select DIESEL flagship stores and in a network of select retailers worldwide. DIESEL is proud to announce DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR, a new series of collections that address the need for more environmentally respectful practices in the fashion industry.   DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR is the first major initiative aligned with DIESEL’s For Responsible Livingstrategy, which focuses on a commitment to a more sustainable future, including the regular use of upcycling in production and adapting to a changing world. The strategy is based on four key pillars: Be The Alternative, Stand For The Planet, Celebrate Individuality andPromote Integrity.   Upcycling and creative reuse is the process of ‘transforming existing products, waste material and deadstock into new products’. It reduces the consumption of raw materials, as well as decreasing energy use, air and water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions - essentially, it is the creation of something new, by using what we have already.    The brand will appoint different designers and creative minds for every new DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR collection. The aim is to showcase how upcycling can be interpreted through the creativity of the different designers and explore the endless possibilities of upcycling.    The first collection in the DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR series kicks off with a throwback partner: 55DSL. In a past forwardreinterpretation, inspiration was drawn from DIESEL’s iconic heritage denim to create a colorful, sporty aesthetic. Deadstock, archive pieces and prototypes were reworked to create a completely reimagined limited-edition product run.    DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR 55DSL takes bold dashes of color, tie-dye treatments, usage of mineral dyes, mixed materials and overlapping logos to create a fresh and bright summer lineup of only 5055 pieces, with a strong denim focus on account of DIESEL’s heritage.    Transparency is key for this collection. That’s why each piece of the DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR 55DSL has a QR code that can be scanned, directing the purchaser to a landing page that will detail the making of the garment, with a photographic timelineof all the processes used.    The capsule collection  was presented on February 22, 2020, during Milan Fashion Week. In a made now, buy nowformat, the collection will be shown in a classroom-esque live performance, with seamstresses making live pieces of the collection in front of the audience. Music will be a strong component of the experience, during which the mechanical sounds of upcycling will be played by artists, creating music through the reuse of objects.    DIESEL UPCYCLING FOR 55DSL is available from today on diesel.com, in select DIESEL flagship stores and in a network of select retailers worldwide.

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